Last Updated on November 9, 2023
If you’re on TikTok, then you’ve probably seen the TikTok Made Me Buy It videos. If these haven’t popped up in your For You Page, peep the hashtag #tiktokmademebuyit. It is guaranteed to be at least 15 minutes of entertainment, but be warned, you may wind up with more than a few new products you never knew you needed. Today, I thought I’d share a few things TikTok made me buy and are now my ride-or-die products. Life hacks that I wish I had known about years ago.
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The Best Products TikTok Made Me Buy And Work!
I’ve often questioned how TikTok can make me part with my money any of the other social media platforms can. Is it the short-form video? Is it that my FYP is filled with people telling me I need to own *insert item that is the greatest tool here*? Not sure, maybe it’s a combination of all these theories. But there’s no denying the 8.1 BILLION video views on the hashtag that TikTok is a magical force, and TikTok users are here for it. I might even call it the social media Shark Tank. Those Gen Zers are great salespeople! Without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. Desktop Mini Vacuum Cleaner
This was my first, “TikTok Made Me Buy It” purchase, although I use mine on our kitchen counters. From coffee grounds to crumbs, this cordless mini vacuum cleaner sucks up all the dirt and dust. It’s also perfect for your keyboard, desk, vanity, bathroom, and car. This mini vacuum comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and is small enough that it can sit on a window sill for easy access — or junk drawer if you want it out of sight. I purchased mine in white, but it’s available in different colors.
2. Rubbermaid Reveal Electric Scrubber
I had never heard of this cleaning product until I saw it in a TikTok video. This multi-purpose scrub brush is like an electric toothbrush for cleaning your tub, tile, grout, faucets, and drains. It cleans faster than manual cleaning and gets your chores completed faster. I’m a big fan. Also, the battery life is good. It’s been over a year since I purchased mine, and it hasn’t died on me. It’s a great tool!
3. The Best Lint Remover
I’m unsure how exactly this lint remover works, but it does! The wool ottoman in my living room is constantly pilling and covered in dog hair. This is the only lint remover I’ve found that will get rid of it all. I also use it on my throw pillows – especially the velvet and mohair pillows. No longer do I need a brush, roller, and fabric shaver. However, this little device can snag delicate fabric like linen, so test it first.
4. The Pink Stuff
One of the best cleaning products I’ve found is The Pink Stuff, and I had not heard of it until the TikTok videos filled my For You Page. I love to use this product with the Rubbermaid Reveal Scrubber because I can really get into those tight spaces where gunk can build up, like behind the faucet. Once you’re done scrubbing, simply rinse with warm water. The next time you’re shopping for cleaning products, I highly suggest this one.
TikTok Made Me Buy It – Beauty Products
5. Shampoo Massage Brush
After hitting 45, my hair began to thin…a lot. If some little magical silicone hair massager claims to deep clean and exfoliate my scalp and increase circulation for healthy hair and growth, ya, I’m going to try it out — especially if it’s only $9. I can say for sure that this scalp massager is one of the best ways to get extra clean hair with a good lather and deep clean your scalp. I’ve seen regrowth! BTDubs, if you’re also losing hair, my dermatologist also recommended taking Nutrafol, and although it’s a pricy supplement, it does seem to be helping more than biotin alone.
6. Best Drugstore Moisturizer
DermTok had doctor after doctor recommending Cera Ve (specifically the PM moisturizer), and I can’t complain. It’s lightweight, affordable, hypo-allergenic, and works for pretty much all skin types. I tried the AM moisturizer with SPF, but it made me break out like a 15-year-old boy. No thank you. The PM had niacinamide (calming) and hyaluronic acid (helps retain moisture). It’s the easiest way to keep dry skin away and the best part is the low price point! Check out my other favorite skin care products and my AM skin care routine for women over 40.
7. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
During the winter months, I get dry skin and chapped lips. The Laneige sleep lip mask (another one of those skincare brands I’ve never heard of) has been an absolute lifesaver! It was one of those product recommendations where I was like srsly, where have you been all my whole life? BTDubs, I did try it during the daytime, and it was just too heavy for me. I can see why they call it a sleeping mask. If you add it to your Amazon cart and are a Prime user, you get free shipping!
TikTok Made Me Buy It — New Products For The Home
8. Museum Wax
If you live in a location with earthquakes, you probably already know about Museum Wax. I had seen this sticky putty used on candleholders when taper candles were a bit wobbly, but I’d never seen it used to secure organizing bins in drawers. Basically, if you have an item that you want to stay put on, this is an easy solution. Also, it should be said that just a little bit goes a long way.
9. Command Strips
It wasn’t until I watched a TikTok about hanging battery-operated wireless wall sconces for art with command tape that I finally pulled the trigger and bought these. I’ve always been nervous about decor hanging on my walls with velcro, but a lot of people assured me nothing would fall. They were right! Command Strips are genius! All you need is this LED wall sconce and Command Strips.
RELATED: I’ve got 7 genius picture hanging hacks and one has to do with a fork.
10. Drywall Repair Kit
My TikTok feed is filled with all things home decor and home improvement, and when this all-in-one spackle kit from 3M popped up, I was like, this is genius! You literally squeeze the spackle into the nail hole in the drywall, smooth with the end of the tube, and sand with the cap. It’s quick and easy and helps you repair nicks and nail holes faster. This is one of those immediate adds to my Amazon cart.
11. The Sleek Socket
This outlet cover was actually intended for toddler safety, but I like it because it will cover an outlet and help me hide all those cords. The plate conceals the outlet and provides a 3 outlet power strip that you can hide under your sofa or table.
Art Supplies That TikTok Made Me Buy
12. Sculpey Clay
This oven bake polymer clay stopped me in my tracks and kept me entertained for hours. You can make jewelry, coasters, sculptures, vases, and pretty much anything you can dream up — it can be made with Sculpey Clay. I’ve got a killer DIY I’m trying to perfect, and will be sharing it soon!
13. Resin For Crafting
It wasn’t until I discovered #ArtTok TikTok feed that I understood what you could create with resin. Yes, I know it’s kinda toxic and bad for the environment, but recently, I made these faux flower arrangements in resin that look like they’re in water, and I was blown away. Since I’ve become slightly obsessed with resin and am presently working on a DIY project with pressed pedals, stay tuned!
RELATED: See how I made an artificial flower arrangement in resin with this easy DIY turorial.
14. TikTok Made Me Buy A Cricut Machine
It wasn’t until I started watching organization and storage videos on TikTok that I decided I must have a Cricut machine (presently on sale). As a former graphic designer, beautiful, clean, matching labels make my heart sing. I also recently purchased a Cricut Mug Press and I’m now obsessed with personalizing mugs for DIY gifts! Think gift card carrier for Teacher Appreciation Day.
Check out this beginner’s Cricut project — I made this modern kitchen towel.
Do you have a TikTok made me buy it purchase that wasn’t included in the above list? If you do, write in the comments below so I can check it out! Also, if you loved this post, be sure to check out all my Amazon finds, and don’t miss my Amazon must haves 2023 — it’s a round-up full of favorite products that I own, love, and can’t live without.
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