The 22 best ‘Shark Tank’ products for the home and kitchen that we actually use

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  • “Shark Tank” often impresses us with its wide variety of creative solutions to everyday problems.
  • Products from the show are helping us clean and cook more efficiently, waste less, and sleep better.
  • From kitchen gadgets to pet products, these “Shark Tank” alums have earned their spots in your home.

Twelve seasons in and hundreds of products later, the show “Shark Tank” (where entrepreneurs pitch their inventions to a team of celebrity investors) continues to entertain us. However, that doesn’t always mean the products are actually good. Some end up being a little too creative or out-there and border on plain gimmicky or “Who would even use that?”

We looked through all the “Shark Tank” products available for purchase and came away with a selection of star items for the home and kitchen. Many solve for the wasteful designs of common products you already use, while others address the annoying inconveniences that everyone experiences.

Check out the “Shark Tank” home products that are worth buying below.

A tray that fits neatly on your wheelbarrow and holds your gardening tools

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The Burro Buddy, $39.95, available at Amazon

It’s no fun lugging around all your gardening essentials as you do yard work. The Burro Buddy attaches to most wheelbarrow sizes (4, 5, 6, and 7 cubic-foot wheelbarrows) and has a neat organization system for short-handle and long-handle tools, personal items like your phone or wallet, and even a drink for when you want to reward yourself. 

A safe and organic alternative to pesticide

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First Saturday Lime Pest Barrier (20-pound), $29.99, available at Amazon

While chemicals in traditional pesticides can be toxic to people and animals, First Saturday is derived entirely from natural ingredients and still effectively dries out insects, eggs, and larvae. 

A small tool that protects your fingers when you hammer nails

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Safety Nailer Framer, $8.99, available at Amazon

We’ve all been there: you’re quickly hammering away and with one careless swoop, you hit your fingers instead of the nail. This cool magnetic tool holds the nail securely in place while protecting your fingers. 

A tool that turns you into a gift-wrapping pro

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Little Elf Gift Wrap Cutter (2-Pack), $11.95, available at Amazon

Using scissors to cut wrapping paper always seems to result in uneven or jagged cuts. The Little Elf cutter, which slides on over your tube of paper, makes smooth and perfectly straight cuts every time. 

A bottle tool that reduces product waste

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Flip-It Bottle Emptying Kit (2-Pack), $13.99, available at Amazon

It’s always a shame when you can’t make the most of your condiments or bath products. This kit comes with a few adapters for different size bottles and has a clever design that gets all the product out of the bottle. 

A DIY kit for kombucha enthusiasts

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The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Kit (1-gallon), $44.99, available at Amazon

Sure, you can buy bottles of kombucha at the store, but if you have extra time on your hands and want to appreciate the full process, you can use this kit to make your own. It includes starter culture, pH strips, organic sugar, and more. Reviewers love how easy to follow the instructions are. 

Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

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The Clean Essentials, $35, available at Blueland

Blueland’s products are free of triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs, plus they save space and plastic — the bottles are made of glass and the actual cleaner comes in tablet form so you only need to add water to make your cleaning solution. Read our review here.

A spring-loaded laundry hamper

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Household Essentials Lifter Hamper, $44.20, available at Amazon

This hamper drops down as you add clothes and rises as you remove them, meaning doing laundry will no longer be that uncomfortable chore you never look forward to. It eases the strain on your lower back, so it’s especially great for expecting mothers, people with bad backs, and the elderly. 

A rapid ramen cooker

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Rapid Ramen Cooker, $10.98, available at Amazon

Granted ramen is already a pretty convenient meal to make, this tool makes the process even easier. The water line stops you from overfilling the bowl, the bowl doesn’t get overly hot, and you don’t need to use a pot and stove. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t have access to a kitchen, including students living in dorms and office workers. 

A tiny spatula to get every last drop of sauce or makeup

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The Spatty and Spatty Daddy Spatula Tool Set, $11.99, available at Amazon

Think about all the ketchup, nail polish, and foundation that goes wasted because you can’t get to the last remnants in the bottle. This small tool helps you get in all the nooks and crannies of bottles — so you’re really getting your money’s worth. 

A splatter screen that still lets you access your pan to cook

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Frywall Medium Splatter Guard, $18.95, available at Amazon

While traditional splatter screens cover the pan, making it difficult to check on your food and resulting in condensation, the funnel-like Frywall surrounds the perimeter of the pan. The BPA-free silicone accessory still protects from oil splatters, while allowing you to continue cooking. Read our review here.

Reusable bamboo paper towels

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Bambooee Bamboo Paper Towel Roll, $8.99, available at Amazon

These durable, absorbent towels are an eco-friendly paper towel alternative made of organic bamboo. Each sheet looks and feels like a regular paper towel, but can be washed up to 100 times. Each roll of 30 Bambooee sheets is equivalent to 429 paper towel rolls. Read our review here.

A suction silicone placemat

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ezpz Happy Mat, $24.99, available at ezpz

The fact that you just spent an hour lovingly cooking a homemade meal and even organized it into easy-to-eat compartments often means nothing to a baby or toddler, who can hurl dinner to the floor in one easy swoop. This placemat will stay right in place on any flat surface, making it that much easier to get food from the plate into your child’s mouth. Read our review here.

A home gym rack

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PRx Performance Profile Rack, $799, available at PRx Performance

This profile rack transforms any small space into your own gym. It comes with 11-gauge steel uprights and a 42″ kipping pull-up bar and can be folded away when not in use. 

A more effective way to sweep your floor

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WISPsystem One-Handed Broom, $29.95, available at Amazon

Sweeping is a pain, especially when you realize traditional broom and dustpans don’t even catch all the dirt and debris on the floor. This special broom has electrostatic bristles to collect all types of debris, and uses a push-and-pull motion to scrape it into a foot-operated dustpan. You only need to use one hand to operate it, plus you never have to bend or stoop over. 

A smart baby changing pad and scale

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Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale, $149.99, available at Amazon

It’s easier than ever to track your baby’s development with this modern nursery innovation. The soft foam pad tracks changes in weight to the .25 of an ounce and automatically syncs with the Hatch Baby app so you can view progress and learn new insights about your baby. The product grew out of the co-founder’s own experience as a mother when she couldn’t tell whether she was breastfeeding enough. 

Reusable silicone food bags

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Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag, from $9.99, available at Amazon

This eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags has multiple uses: for storage and transportation, marinating, or sous vide. Its air-tight, pinch-lock seal keeps your food fresh, and it doesn’t require any additional lids or seals. The BPA-free silicone is also dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe. 

A natural flea and tick spray for your pets

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Wondercide Flea and Tick Spray For Cats and Dogs, $24.99, available at Amazon

Wondercide, a safe and natural alternative to monthly chemical treatments, was conceived after the founder’s dog got pesticide poisoning from a vet-subscribed flea and tick treatment. It has no toxic effects, won’t stain fur or flooring, and comes in fresh lemongrass, cedar, and rosemary scents. 

Damage-free poster and picture hangers

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GoodHangups Damage-Free Magnetic Poster and Picture Hangers (8-Pack), $14.97, available at Amazon

Hang up all your movie posters, concert posters, and photos without ruining them or the wall with these magnetic stickers. Just place the sticker on the wall, then place the magnet and poster over the sticker. It works on all different types of wall textures. 

A WiFi-enabled sous vide

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Nomiku WiFi Sous Vide 1100-Watt Immersion Circulator, $199.98, available at Williams Sonoma

This sous vide connects to your phone to make sous vide cooking more streamlined than ever. You can create and send recipes to the machine and precisely control the temperature from your phone with the app, letting you keep tabs on your meal even when you’re not in the kitchen. 

Pre-cut parchment sheets

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The Smart Baker 9-Inch Round Perfect Parchment Paper (24-Pack), $9.99, available at Amazon

You’ve baked a beautiful cake, but now you’re faced with the trouble of getting it out without ruining it. This parchment paper is cut in a unique shape that lets you lift your baked goods out of the pan in a breeze. You won’t have to worry about greasing the bottom enough or cutting the parchment paper yourself. If you bake a lot, you’ll love this product.

A self-cleaning dog potty

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BrilliantPad Self-Cleaning & Automatic Indoor Dog Potty, $149.99, available for preorder at Brilliant Pad

If you’ve already tried many indoor potty training systems, your search ends here with the world’s first self-cleaning dog potty. You can adjust the timer to automatically change a dirty pad one, two, or three times a day, or manually change it with a push of a button. The machine will wrap and seal the waste, keeping your home clean and odor-free. It’s best for dogs under 25 pounds.

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Wayfair has announced its huge annual Way Day sale will take place April 28 and 29 and will feature up to 80% off furniture

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  • Wayfair has finally announced that its huge annual Way Day sale will take place April 28 and 29.
  • The event will feature up to 80% off furniture for every room in the house.
  • Starting today, April 14, you can find sneak peeks of what’s to come on Wayfair’s home page.

Wayfair holds sales often throughout the year, meaning you should never settle for full-priced home goods. The retailer is an excellent one-stop shop for everything for the home, from large furniture pieces to decorative accents.

The next big thing is Way Day: the namesake’s 48-hour annual sales event. It’s just been announced that it will take place this April 28 and 29. During Way Day 2021, you can expect to find up to 80% off furniture for every room, including mattresses, rugs, lighting, appliances, and decor.

It’s still a couple of weeks away, but you can preview what’s to come on Wayfair’s home page. You can even opt in to receive notifications as the flash deals go live – you just need to sign up here. In the meantime, if you can’t hold out the extra two weeks, keep scrolling to find some of the best Wayfair deals available below.

Best Wayfair deals available now

Washlet C100 Bidet Seat (medium, Preferred: Wayfair)Low Profile Platform Bed (medium, Preferred: Wayfair)Coffee Table (medium)Freestanding Soaking Bathtub (medium)Abou Wood Glam Beveled Accent Mirror (medium)Adamine Coffee Table (medium)Rupelmonde Tufted Armchair (medium)Gabouray Tufted Upholstered Platform Bed (medium)Reposa Reversible Sofa and Chaise with Ottoman (medium)Product Card (medium)

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The Autonomous ErgoChair 2 wins on ergonomics, but it doesn’t have enough cushioning for the price

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  • A quality ergonomic chair supports more than just your butt – it should support your back and arms as well.
  • The Autonomous ErgoChair 2 offers this extensive range of adjustable elements so most users should be able to find a comfortable fit with adequate support.
  • The chair could stand to have a bit more cushion, as the hard armrests and modestly padded seat become a bother after longer stretches in the seat.
  • At its frequent $399 price, the ErgoChair 2 doesn’t have too much competition offering the considerable flexibility it offers.

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If you do something often, you should make sure you do it well. That idea holds for sitting, and as many of us spend the day away at a desk in an office chair, it’s worth having one that gives us the support we need to do a good job. That’s where ergonomic chairs like the Autonomous ErgoChair 2 come in.

This chair is designed to support you in whatever position works best. In order to get a good ergonomic setup at your desk, you’ll either need to be incredibly lucky with your chair selection, or you’ll need a chair with plenty of adjustments to fit just right. That’s the approach the ErgoChair 2 takes with positional flexibility for the seat, backrest, lumbar support, headrest, and armrest. It’s an impressive degree of on-the-fly customization for a chair at its price point.

Autonomous largely sticks the landing with this chair, but building such a flexible ergonomic chair at this price point appears to have come with a couple of trade-offs. The most notable is an underwhelming seat cushion, though it may not be as poor a support for users under 200 pounds as it is for heavier users. The armrests also lack any cushion. This can see the chair get uncomfortable after long stretches, but it has yet to leave me feeling sore, and both issues can be remedied with aftermarket cushions for a fraction of the price of upgrading to a comparable chair from the likes of Steelcase or Herman Miller.

Specifications

The Autonomous ErgoChair 2 is a flexible seat by nature. In order to achieve proper ergonomics, a number of parts of the chair need to move to fit your body. To that end, the ErgoChair 2 features a seat with available adjustments to tilt, depth, and height. The backrest offers angle adjustments and can recline. The arm rests also support height, front-back, side-to-side, and angle adjustment (collectively known as 4D adjustment). Finally, there is an adjustable headrest and lumbar support, both of which can move vertically and support slightly adjustable angles.

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Specifications
Overall height: 46 to 50 inches
Overall depth: 29 inches
Overall width: 29 inches
Seat depth: 20 inches
Seat width: 20 inches
Seat height from floor: 18 to 20 inches
Backrest length (including headrest): 28 to 31 inches
Arm to floor: 24 to 29.75 inches
Tilt range: 20 degrees
Weight limit: 350 pounds
Assembled weight: 48.5 pounds
Shipping box weight: 67 pounds

Since everyone will require a slightly different seat, it can be tricky to find an ergonomic chair that works just right. To that end, Autonomous offers a 30-day trial period in which you can try the chair and return it for a full refund with free return shipping. However it’s worth noting that disassembling the chair is more difficult than assembly. Autonomous also offers a 2-year warranty, which is fair but not quite as long as some premium office chairs, like the Steelcase Leap V2‘s limited lifetime warranty.

Set-up process

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 set up

Assembly of the Autonomous ErgoChair 2 is straightforward, especially considering how many points of adjustment the chair supports. The kit comes with all the tools required to assemble and has the bolts and washers all organized in a package with clear labeling.

I was able to get the chair all unboxed and fully assembled in close to 30 minutes. The instructions are fairly straightforward, and there are no confusing aspects to the assembly. The only part that may be a little tricky for solo assembly is attaching the backrest to the seat, as they are both large and weighty parts, so holding them in place while aligning the bolt holes takes some finesse.

The next tricky aspect of getting the chair fully situated is just how many adjustments it allows. There are many knobs, levels, latches, and sliders, so it takes a little tinkering to get sorted.

Design

The ErgoChair 2 gives off the immediate impression that it’s made for ergonomics. That’s largely on account of the mechanical aspects of the backrest. Beyond that, the chair comes in enough colorways that it could blend in as a classic office chair in all black, gray/white, and black/white, or serve as a statement piece with the more vibrant red, green, or blue seat cushions.

Despite all of its ergonomic features, the chair is still on the pretty side and doesn’t lean into H.R. Giger’s design territory, like some ergonomic chairs. That said, at its price point, the ErgoChair 2 isn’t sporting many premium materials. Mesh is a pleasure for the backrest, but there’s not much in the way of metal components nor faux leather. Plenty of plastic and polyester. This presents some small build-quality concerns that aren’t lessened by the ever-so-slight wobble of the seat on its base (not a feature).

Autonomous Ergo Chair 2 design

My structural concern is somewhat alleviated by the chair’s weight capacity of 350 pounds. I’m 6-feet-3-inches and pushing 240 pounds, and I haven’t felt the chair show signs of stress about my weight. Creaking noises would be worrying, but I haven’t heard any.

It’s all the more impressive that this chair really proves how well its adjustments can fit a wide range of users. With an ample height range for the seat, armrests and headrest, the chair should comfortably fit anyone in the 5-feet range, and I think it could even accommodate someone as tall as 6-feet-5-inches before the headrest simply falls short.

All that flexibility helps in the mission to finding a comfortable setup, but there are a few aspects of the chair that don’t put in as strong an effort.

I’m a fan of the seat itself for its size and shape. It doesn’t have bucket seat wings cutting into the space, and it’s possible to tuck a leg up onto the seat comfortably. The seat can even tilt forward for a slightly more active sitting position, though the chair isn’t high enough for me to take advantage of that feature. But, the cushion on the seat is not very dense. For users under 200 lbs, it may be enough for full support. For me and anyone heavier, it will almost fully compress, creating a bit more pressure than is comfortable for long periods. That’s also a concern for longevity, as the cushion will likely wear down over time to provide even less support. I’ve been on this seat for long workdays and plenty in the evenings as well, and while it hasn’t become a pain, this lack of cushion is a consistent bother.

This issue with comfort extends to the armrests as well. While the 4D adjustments help get the armrests into comfortable positions, the PU pads on top are very firm. After a couple hours, they wear on my elbows. And, though the height and front-back adjustments are generous enough, the angle and side-to-side adjustments don’t offer as much wiggle room to get a comfortable typing position, so I find my arms pressing onto the flat edges of the armrests. It doesn’t help that three of the armrest adjustments are just loose movements that don’t lock into place in any way, so the overall impression is that they’re somewhat cheaply made.

It’s a shame to see these cushion shortcoming in the ErgoChair 2 when Autonomous’s cheaper MyoChair had a more comfortable cushion on its seat and actually had some padding on its armrests, even if those armrests weren’t very adjustable.

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Autonomous gains some points back for the backrest and features associated with it. The mesh does a great job supporting my back, and the lumbar support has enough range to get into a cozy position. The frame of the backrest is also wide enough that it doesn’t dig into my shoulders. The headrest works as an excellent extension of the backrest with a nice curve and supporting mesh that’s pleasant to relax into.

Relaxing gets a little bit nicer, thanks to the chair’s tilt and recline. The seatback can tilt back and lock in to a desired angle in case you prefer a more relaxed position. The seat also has a modest recline that’s not so far back that I feel like I’ll fall out but also far enough to take some of the weight off my sit bones. Since the seat tilts slightly as the seat back reclines, I never feel like I’m going to slide out of the chair when I recline.

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Should you buy it?

Yes, if you’ve been struggling to find a chair that can adjust to give you a proper fit, this chair is a solid bet. But, be prepared to augment the cushions if you’re over 200 pounds.

What are your alternatives?

You can save a bit of cash for a slightly simpler office chair with the $299 Eureka Ergonomic High-Back Mesh Office Chair, but you’ll miss out on adjustable armrests and won’t get the same weight capacity. The Uplift Vert may be a serious contender at the same price point, but does lack some of the adjustments available on the ErgoChair 2. If you don’t need your chair strictly styled for the office, the Cougar Argo offers something a bit snazzier at a slightly higher price

The bottom line

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 bottom line

The Autonomous ErgoChair 2 could have been a fantastic office chair if it had a bit more cushion. Some aftermarket add-ons may do the job, but it would have been nice to see it come a little softer right out of the box. The firmness of the armrests and sub-par density of the seat foam are really the only things holding this chair back, and the latter may not be a major concern for lighter-weight users.

  • All that said, at $449 (or more frequently $399), it’s offering a lot that many competitors in its price bracket lack. It’s quite affordable for an ergonomic chair with so many adjustment options, and even if it is lacking cushion, the cost of aftermarket cushions still wouldn’t push it into the price bracket of some of the better known office furniture makers.

Pros: Highly adjustable, competitive price, many style options, relaxing recline, supportive mesh back and headrest, no signs of creaking, simple setup, 30-day trial period

Cons: Seat cushion lacks density, armrests are hard on the arms and elbows, armrests’ adjustments a bit limited

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Overstock’s 4-day sale features new flash deals on home and kitchen products every day

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Overstock’s flash sale features up to 50% off spring decor and up to 40% off patio furniture through April 8.

This particular sale is also a great opportunity to update your home office space with deals on desks starting at just $116. Each day, there are extra savings on select categories, like an extra 20% off rugs, so check back to the site often to continue saving.

Shop the Overstock 4-day flash sale now or keep scrolling for our favorite deals

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22 popular online startups you can now find at Target – including Function of Beauty, Harry’s, and Gravity

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Flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Though a popular business strategy for new startups today is to sell direct-to-consumer through their own websites, the practice often serves as a springboard for other retail opportunities, not an outright boycott. Direct-to-consumer selling hasn’t replaced brick-and-mortar stores; rather, it has helped redefine how to create brand experiences and nurture loyal customer followings.

In a similar fashion, many online startups eventually find their way into popular retail stores that you’ve been shopping at for years, whether for a limited run or a long-term residency. It’s just another way for these startups to get their products in front of more eyes, plus it’s undeniably convenient to shop all your favorites at one site and enjoy free shipping and return perks.

Target is one such home to many direct-to-consumer startups you might recognize across personal care, bedding, food, pets, and more. It’s the perfect place to discover new and innovative brands, so it’s no wonder the following 22 online companies have decided to sell through the company.

Here are 22 popular online startups you can now find at Target:

Hero Cosmetics

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

 Shop Hero Cosmetics at Target here.

The Mighty Patch has become a skincare staple for many, and that’s probably because these tiny dots draw out the gunk from your blemishes. All it takes is sticking them to your skin and leaving them on overnight or throughout the day to flatten your pimples. But besides the fan favorite patches, Hero Cosmetics has also created more conventional skincare products like a cleanser, toner, serum, and blemish balm — all of which you can find at Target. You can read our full Mighty Patch review here.

Thinx for All

Thinx for All Women's Super Absorbency Brief Period Underwear

Shop Thinx for All at Target here.

Thinx is known for its period-proof underwear, which now appears on the shelves of select Target stores and on Target’s site. Thinx for All is an extension of the brand’s existing offerings and uses the same design and technology, but with lower prices and a smaller selection. The cotton underwear is tagless and can soak up the equivalent of three to five regular tampon’s worth, depending on whether you get the moderate absorbency or super absorbency version. These period saviors also control odor and wick moisture to best support you during your cycle. 

Billion Dollar Beauty

Billion Dollar Beauty Billion Dollar Box

Shop Billion Dollar Beauty at Target here.

Initially recognized for its Billion Dollar Brow products, Billion Dollar Beauty has created a customizable makeup box that’s sold exclusively at Target. The Billion Dollar Box is a magnetic, mess-free palette that rethinks the typical makeup bag. You can fill your box with Billion Dollar Beauty products like eyeshadow, blush, lip balm, and more. Best of all, one side of the box includes a mirror that props up, making it perfect for on-the-go touch ups. The brand also puts sustainability first, and its makeup formulas meet Target’s clean beauty standards.

Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty Target

Shop Function of Beauty at Target here.

Popular custom haircare brand Function of Beauty sells four Target-exclusive collections that are each geared towards a specific hair type: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. Each collection features a shampoo, a conditioner, and three booster shots that match with the respective hair type. You can alternatively mix and match by buying individual products from different collections. Not to mention, these offerings align with Target’s clean beauty guidelines and are wrapped in recyclable materials. If you want to learn more about the brand’s custom haircare, you can read our review here

Olive & June

Olive & June The Poppy Manicure Tool

Shop Olive & June at Target here.

Olive & June started as a nail salon in Los Angeles, and has since grown into a mainstream nail brand that’s known for its minimalistic packaging and chic colors. Building on its lacquer empire, Olive & June sells nail care products like its Cuticle Serum and The Poppy Manicure Tool, in addition to heart-shaped nail stickers. To hear from the founder and what it’s like to decorate with Olive & June’s stickers, read more here.

Honest Beauty

Honest Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes and Mascara and Lash Primer

Shop Honest Beauty at Target here.

Perhaps one of the most widely recognized brands that you can now find in Target’s aisles is Honest Beauty. Founded by Jessica Alba, the brand covers makeup, skincare, kids, babies, and cleaning supplies, although only its beauty products appear at Target. Honest makes human health a top priority when it comes to ingredients, but also ensures the products get the job done. Some of its most popular offerings at Target include the Extreme Length 2-in-1 Mascara and Lash Primer, Makeup Remover Wipes, and Hydrogel Cream.

True & Co.

True & Co. True Everybody Women's Adjustable Strap Triangle Bra

Shop True & Co. at Target here.

True & Co. makes lingerie that is seamless, wireless, and weightless. Though the brand provides bra, underwear, tank, and bodysuit options on its own site, only its bras and bodysuits have homes at Target. Not only are the items immaculately designed and constructed for maximum comfort, they are also size inclusive, with some bra styles fitting up to 3X. If you want to learn more about the brand, here’s our full review.

Flamingo

Flamingo Women's Foaming Shave Gel and Five Blade Razor

Shop Flamingo at Target here.

Harry’s success in men’s grooming led it to create Flamingo, a female shaving and bodycare brand. Like its sibling, Flamingo sports the same sleek packaging along with the same quality formulas and designs. You can find its five-blade razor, razor refills, body wax kit, and Body Moisture collection on Target’s shelves, and all at affordable prices. You can learn more about what it’s like to shave with Flamingo by reading our full review here

Winky Lux

Winky Lux Flower Balm Lip Stain

Shop Winky Lux at Target here.

Known for embedding its products with flowers and confetti, Winky Lux’s vibrant packaging and fruit-infused formulas have made their way to Target. Some of the brand’s bestselling products include the Flower Balm, Confetti Balm, Uni-brow, and Eye Cream Applicator. Winky Lux’s products are a nice treat if you’re looking to pamper yourself, or if you have a friend who loves all things beauty. 

Versed

versed at target skincare

Shop Versed skincare at Target here.

Target carries many skincare and beauty brands, but it’s a little harder to come by clean, vegan, and sustainable products. Versed, with its large variety ranging from cleansing balm to mineral sunscreen, is changing that trend. Its bestsellers are the moisturizing gel-cream, which is light and bouncy without making your face oily, and the clarifying serum, which keeps breakouts at bay with willow bark extract and zinc. The mineral sunscreen is also one we stock up on, here’s our full review.

Gravity

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Shop Gravity weighted blankets at Target here.

Gravity makes our favorite weighted blanket, as well as other products designed to help you fall asleep, like a weighted sleep mask and a memory foam pillow. Though there are now many weighted blanket brands hoping to take up precious real estate on your bed, Gravity is arguably the first to kick off the sleep and relaxation movement and has the high-quality, comfortable blankets to prove it.  

Partake

partake at target cookies

Shop Partake cookies at Target here.

Partake’s cookies are not only tasty but also free of the top eight allergens, making them safe for kids (and adults) with food sensitivities. They were created by a mom who couldn’t find delicious snacks for her daughter who has serious food allergies. You’ll be able to choose from birthday cake, chocolate chip, and cookie butter flavors — or, get all three, just to be safe.  

Casper

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Shop Casper mattresses and bedding products at Target here.

We’ve reviewed nearly all of Casper’s mattresses, and now you can easily add your favorite into your cart alongside your other Target purchases. The breathable percale Cool Sheets and soft, supportive pillow are also popular choices from the online sleep startup.

Bark

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Shop Bark dog treats and toys at Target here.

Bark, the company behind dog treat and toy subscription BarkBox, sells adorable individual pet products through Target. If you’re not sure whether you want to commit to the subscription, you can get a preview here. Check back often for seasonal themed toys and creative treat flavors like Hawaii Luau Roast Pork and Chicago Hot Dog. Profits from its Snacks That Give Back collection support local animal rescues. Read our review of BarkBox here for an idea of what to expect with Bark.

Native

Native Deodorant

Shop Native natural deodorant at Target here.

Native is aluminum- and paraben-free natural deodorant that’s safer for your body and comes in a variety of nice scents. Unlike other deodorants, it doesn’t leave a sticky residue and for some users, it lasts even longer than traditional deodorants. It’s our top pick for the best natural deodorants, check out our full review here

Harry’s

Harry's

Shop Harry’s shaving products at Target here.

Men’s grooming brand Harry’s is best known for its high-quality and affordable razors and shaving sets, though it’s also broken into haircare and bodycare. Restock on sharp razor blades, treat your skin to gentle body washes, or style your hair to perfection with putty and waxes. Its paraben-, phthalate-, and aluminum-free formulas are better for your body, while its prices are friendly on your wallet. 

Quip

Quip toothbrush

Shop Quip electric toothbrushes at Target here.

These sleek, stylish, and lightweight electric toothbrushes from Quip are American Dental Association-approved. I’ve been using one for more than two years and I’m still impressed. The soft-bristle brush isn’t too harsh on your gums, and it pulses every 30 seconds for two minutes to guide your toothbrushing routine.  

Rocketbook

Rocketbook journal

Shop Rocketbook notebooks at Target here.

Rocketbook makes innovative, eco-friendly notebooks for the digital age. Using its special pen, you write in the notebook, send its contents to your favorite cloud service, wipe the page clean, then start over. There are multiple styles and versions to suit your needs, whether you’re taking notes for school, business meetings, or personal use. Here’s our full review.

GIR

GIR Spatulas

Shop GIR spatulas and kitchen tools at Target here.

GIR nails the design of a common kitchen tool. Its super heat-resistant silicone spatulas are strong, flexible, and easy to clean — which is why you’ll find yourself using it for all your mixing needs and throwing out your old, inferior spatulas. Other noteworthy products from the brand are the silicone lids with strong suction and the Mini Tool Set. 

Hello

Hello Products

Shop Hello oral care products at Target here.

Another oral care startup gracing the shelves at Target is Hello, whose claim to fame is natural, fluoride-free whitening toothpaste. They contain ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil, and taste great, too. If you’re interested in the cleaning and whitening power of activated charcoal, it also offers charcoal toothpaste and mouthwash. 

Primal Kitchen

Primal Kitchen

Shop Primal Kitchen supplements and protein bars at Target here.

Founded by a former elite endurance athlete, Primal Kitchen was born from the inability to find healthy and delicious salad dressing. Its offerings include mayonnaise and dressings made with avocado oil, and at Target, supplement powders that contain collagen to support your bones, skin, and hair. 

Hidrate Spark

Hidrate Spark

Shop the Hidrate Spark water bottle at Target here.

If you can never remember to drink water throughout the day, you might need the Hidrate Spark, a smart water bottle that tracks your water intake and reminds you to meet your daily water intake goal. It connects to fitness and health apps like Apple Health, Fitbit, and MyFitness Pal. 

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Popular bedding brand Tuft & Needle is offering major discounts right now on mattresses, bed frames, and sheets

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Tuft & Needle’s Spring Refresh sale is here to make it easier for you to redecorate and freshen up your bedroom this spring. Now through April 18, the popular mattress retailer is offering discounts of 10% off across the site and 15% off bed frames. These discounts will get you up to $200 off all bed frames and up to $25 off pillows and sheets.

If you’re looking to purchase a new mattress during the sale, we’ve arranged an exclusive code for Insider Reviews readers that will bring the discount up to 15% off the Mint and Original mattresses. Use code INSIDER15 at checkout to save $164 off the Mint mattress and $104 off the Original mattress. Check out our reviews of the Tuft & Needle Mint and Tuft & Needle Original mattresses. Both are already great mid-priced and budget options, respectively; an extra 15% makes it a great time to take the plunge.

The sale also features discounts on bedding like sheets, pillows, blankets, and mattress protectors. The only thing you won’t find on sale is the Calm Meditation Cushion and Hybrid mattress. Although discounts are ongoing through April, we recommend shopping the sale soon for the best selection on product colors and sizes.

These are the best deals for Tuft & Needle’s Spring Refresh sale:

Original Mattress (Queen) (medium)Mint Mattress (Queen) (medium)Mattress Protector (medium)Jersey Sheet Set (medium)Down Alternative Duvet Insert (medium)Quilt (medium)Original Foam Pillow (medium)Wood Frame (medium)Box Foundation (medium)

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Overstock’s 2-week-long sale features more than 1 million deals on home and kitchen products

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Overstock is no stranger to sales, but the semiannual sale going on now through March 20 is one you definitely don’t want to miss.

The huge sitewide sale has deals across every category, from big purchases like living room and bedroom furniture to small ways to improve your space like home decor and bedding. Of the 1 million+ deals in the sale, there are thousands that are 70% off. 

With the promise of spring and summer around the corner, now’s also a good time to buy and save on garden and patio products

Every few days throughout the two-week event, there will also be a rotation of additional savings on various categories. 

We sifted through the sale and found some of the best deals for you to shop directly.

Shop the Overstock semiannual sale now or keep scrolling for our favorite deals

Cassey Cozy Plush Shag Area Rug (4’3″ x 5’7″) (medium)Hayden Blackout Grommet Curtain Panel (40″ x 63″) (medium)Boxwood Duvet Cover (Queen) (medium)Blaney Solid Pine Wood Spindle Bed (Queen) (medium)Vilano Outdoor Cushioned Lounge Chair (Set of 2) (medium)Bella 16-Piece Vintage Stoneware Dinnerware (Set of 4) (medium)Glenn Narrow Metal Console Table (medium)

 

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The 15 best denim-inspired products to buy from Target x Levi’s new, limited-edition home collection

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  • Target just released its highly anticipated home collection in collaboration with denim brand Levi’s.
  • The 100+ item collection includes items across many categories, including barware, clothing, and more.
  • We’ve highlighted 15 of our favorites including a comfy robe, a copper cocktail shaker, and more.

Target and Levi’s are two brands that are no strangers to each other, and have been working together in the fashion space since 2011. Fans of both Target and Levi’s were elated when earlier this year the brands announced that they would be collaborating on a special edition homewares collection. The Levi’s x Target collection officially launched on February 28, leaving excited shoppers to sort through the astounding 100+ product collection, which features homewares, clothing, accessories, items for pets, and more. 

Similar to Target’s other partnerships with designer brands, the Levi’s x Target collection offers affordability for every budget as the products range in price from $3 to $150, with most items falling under $25. Both brands pride themselves on creating products that are both durable and sustainable, and they’ve channeled this into the collaboration by using both recycled and sturdy materials throughout the collection. The collection is only available at Target, and can be purchased online and in stores, with specific product availability depending on location. For more information and some background on the collaboration, check out Target’s official announcement and the shop the entire collection here

With the collection including 100+ products, it may be difficult to narrow down your wishlist to just a few. We’ve gone through the entire collection and picked some of our favorites to make that difficult task the tiniest bit easier. If you are interested in purchasing items from the Levi’s x Target collection, we recommend moving fast as the items are limited edition and already starting to sell out. 

These are the 15 products we’re excited about from the Levi’s x Target home collection:

Red Stripe Stoneware Appetizer Plate (small)Reactive Glaze Stoneware Serving Bowl (small)Denim Blue Ottoman (small)Bandana Print Throw Pillow (small)Enameled Wood Bandana Print Coaster Set (small)Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker (small)Denim & Sherpa Pet Bed (small)Large Stoneware Serving Tray (small)Striped Reusable Shopping Bag (small)Tall Stoneware Pitcher (small)Striped Sherpa Throw Blanket (small)Women’s Striped Woven Robe (small)Men’s Striped Woven Robe (small)Bar Tool Set with Case, 5pc (small)Striped Cotton Tablecloth (small)

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Man caught on camera carrying Pelosi’s lectern during US Capitol riots arrested in Florida

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A pro-Trump rioter carries the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi through the Rotunda of the Capitol.

  • A man who was photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the Capitol Hill riot on Wednesday has been arrested, according to Tampa-based NBC affiliate WFLA-TV.
  • The man, identified as Adam Christian Johnson, was booked in Pinellas County, Florida, on Friday night, and remains in jail on a warrant from the US Marshal’s office.
  • “It was almost like, it was surreal,” Allan Mestel, an acquaintance of Johnson, told WFLA. “I mean it was surreal. I wasn’t surprised, but I was shocked.”
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A grinning man who was photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the Capitol Hill riot on Wednesday has been arrested in Florida, according to Tampa-based NBC affiliate WFLA-TV.

The man, identified as Adam Christian Johnson, was booked in Pinellas County, Florida, on Friday night, and remains in jail on a warrant from the US Marshal’s office. He is currently awaiting trial.

The 36-year-old resident of Parrish in Manatee County, Florida, was identified after his photo taken in the Capitol rotunda spread across the internet.

Allan Mestel, an acquaintance of Johnson, contacted the FBI after recognizing Johnson in the viral image.

“I felt a little disassociated for a minute,” he told WFLA. “It was almost like, it was surreal. I mean it was surreal. I wasn’t surprised, but I was shocked.

He added: “Couldn’t believe it, the fact that I recognize somebody from our hometown.”

Read more: President-elect Biden expressed confidence his inauguration will be safe. A few hours later, Twitter warned there’s talk of another DC Capitol attack on January 17th.

Johnson is a registered voter in Manatee County and lists no party affiliation, with local election records also reported by the outlet showing he voted in the 2004 and 2020 general elections.

According to the Miami Herald, Johnson shared on social media that he would be in Washington, DC, and denigrated the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Thursday, the FBI announced they were looking for Johnson for other rioters who broke into the Capitol on Wednesday, in what was the most significant breach of the historic government building since 1814.

The rioters, sympathetic to President Donald Trump’s debunked grievances concerning voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, were aiming to stop the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win but were unsuccessful. After the building was cleared, Congress reconvened and Biden’s win was later certified.

Five people died during the violent rioting spree, including a US Capitol police officer, and roughly 69 arrests had been made in connection to the siege as of Friday.

On Friday, the Department of Justice announced charges against 13 people in relation to the riot.

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I tested furniture from Amazon’s private-label brands – and the quality is surprisingly comparable to my higher-end furniture

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Rivet’s mid-century modern furniture is composed, elegant, and affordable.

I remember the days when Amazon only sold books. I was little a kid, knee-high to my mother. She loved ordering from the site, which offered an inexpensive way to supplement our weekly family nights at Books-A-Million (and general addiction to reading).

At the time, Amazon was not, by any stretch, a household name.

Fast forward about 22 years as I walk into my apartment and set my Amazon Kindle on the Amazon-made console while my cat slept soundly in the cardboard Amazon box that once contained her food. It was a somewhat weird reminder of how ubiquitous and all-encompassing the site has become. 

That said, it hasn’t gotten to where it is because people don’t like its products. In fact, it’s grown to become such a powerhouse precisely because people desire the convenience it provides – fast shipping, useful services, and great tech that makes life easier and more connected.

That success was why the company chose to launch so many more private-label brands beyond its familiar tech accessories like the Echo Dot and Kindle Paperwhite. Over the past few years, it’s invested heavily in its in-house fashion brands like Ella Moon and Goodthreads, and launched quite a few brands that offer household basics.

Now, it’s on to a new venture: home furniture 

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Stone & Beam’s furniture has an elevated farmhouse feel to it.

In 2019, Amazon announced the launch of Rivet and Stone & Beam, two new furniture brands dedicated to making stylish mid-century modern and rustic furniture accessible and affordable to its customers. 

By the looks of it, you’d think that West Elm or Crate & Barrel had suddenly been made available on Amazon.com. In reality, the designs are developed and manufactured exclusively for the site, and they actually look comparable to brand-name furniture in person.

Rivet, with its up-to-date designs based on the popular mid-century modern style, offers more affordable takes inspired by the classic Hans Wegner and George Nelson originals we all wish we could afford. The aesthetic is slightly industrial, featuring bold brass finishes, walnut wood, black steel accents, and lots of cognac leather, plus gentle grays and navy blues. Many of the individual pieces are still warm enough to fit seamlessly into essentially any sort of decorative theme, but the shapes and lines tend to skew more angular and masculine. 

Stone & Beam‘s style is a bit more upscale, with warmer pieces and lighter finishes. The aesthetic leans toward clean, cozy, and slightly rustic – like a farmhouse that’s as comfortable and livable as it is picturesque. The price points are a little higher than Rivet, but not so much that they render the furniture unreasonable by any means. 

Both collections offer a full suite of designs, with items for every room of the house – from sofas and accent chairs to nightstands and bed frames. 

I checked some of the styles out myself and tested them in my own apartment.

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The Stone & Beam console doubled as a bar cart.

My home is full of a combination of CB2, West Elm, IKEA, and vintage mid-century modern furniture, so I was curious about how Amazon’s furniture would fit in among the rest. I love to collect quirky, cool pieces that stand out (that green glow in the picture is from a vintage green Lucite ghost chair I bought from an antique dealer), but when it came to the new furniture I picked out, I opted to go for styles I thought would elevate the star pieces and stay relatively low-key.

That’s exactly what Amazon’s pieces did. 

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The Rivet nightstand gave me more storage, and a spot for my cat to sit.

What I tested:

The Stone & Beam console ($367.84, currently unavailable) you see above created a place for me to set up additional barware that we might want to access while sitting at the dining table, while the Rivet nightstand ($99.99) below offered an extra bit of storage in my small Brooklyn apartment (I’d use the top to store more items, but my cat decided this would be her new chill spot so I put a sheepskin over the top for her). The glass and brass globe lamp ($69) on the console was also from Rivet, and it offered a fun, mod touch to my space. It even came with the bulb, which was a nice bonus.

The assembly process:

The furniture was also easy to assemble, though I recommend having a friend help you out if you’re opting for a larger item. I didn’t spend more than 20 minutes on either piece of furniture, and all the tools needed to assemble them came with the box (though I used a power drill on the console for lack of patience with those dinky Allen wrenches). 

The one kink was with the metal parts on the console that hold the wood top into place – one of them was slightly bent when we received it, but that was fixed easily by bending it back into place by hand. Other than that, everything fit together smoothly and assembled to feel sturdy and complete. 

Overall impressions:

Overall, the pieces were sturdy, well-constructed, and easy to assemble. The styles I chose really helped to ground my space – plus, they looked just as nice next to furniture from CB2 when mixed in with some of my antique pieces. 

Though Amazon certainly does offer some standout styles that can really serve as accent pieces in your home, I was really happy with my simple picks. The quality of the pieces was exactly what I’d expect from more expensive stores, which actually made me kick myself for ordering a set of dining chairs from West Elm when I could have gotten a near-identical style from Rivet for a lot cheaper. 

There’s so much variety from both labels, and the prices are almost always less than the equivalent or similar styles from competitors. You’d be hard-pressed to find such a large selection of quality designs at a similar cost (not to mention the addition of free Prime shipping). 

I definitely recommend checking out Amazon’s private-label furniture brands if you’re looking to spruce up your place or start from scratch. Your guests won’t be able to tell that you didn’t spend thousands of dollars at a big name store, but your wallet sure will.

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