I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for TikTok life-hacks. Remember the infomercials that used to play on TV all night? I used to laugh at them, wondering just who would buy all those outrageous, superfluous gadgets. Well, who’s laughing now? Because TikToks have become my infomercials.
For many brands, TikTok is a colossal marketing tool, spotlighting emerging brands, or introducing new customers to tried-and-true products. Going viral on TikTok can catapult a brand and change a product's trajectory forever. From that moment forth, it’s known as “The TikTok X” — like the TikTok pasta, TikTok legging, and countless other items that existed before TikTok, but were given fresh life by the app.
An innocent social media scroll inevitably drives me to buy multi-purpose tools, cutting-edge appliances, and handy gizmos that I never knew existed before watching yet another engaging life-hack video. And while some of my impulse buys have proven useless, many of them actually have changed my life.
Like the TikTok users who influence me, I’m endlessly eager to share my finds with everyone I know. So, here are the top finds that will change anyone’s life:
Just what any skincare lover needs! To be honest, I don’t need any more skincare products. But what I do need: a skincare mini-fridge to instantly level up my 12-step routine. This cute addition to my countertop helps my perishable products last longer and is brilliant for storing my overly-large beauty lineup.
Fleece Lined Tights
The latest fashion trend sweeping TikTok? These fleece-lined tights — a must-have for any fashionista during the grueling winter months. I immediately hopped on this trend and haven’t looked back. No more sacrificing style for warmth in the snow! Battle the blizzards, and look damn good while doing it.
Portable Coffee Cup
I’m the friend who needs a cup — or two — of coffee before you can talk to them. This collapsible coffee cup means I get to enjoy my daily cup of joe without lugging around an inconvenient, empty thermos for the rest of the day. Plus, it’s made of sustainable silicone and comes with a straw — what more could you want?
Rolling Alarm Clock
I’m not proud of it, but I had the reputation of being the “Late-Friend” for a while. The deadly combination of my comfy bed and my tendency to hit snooze 20 times — not exaggerating — meant I was always scrambling in the mornings. Enter: this CLOCKY alarm clock on wheels. Rather than lazily hitting snooze on my phone, I literally have to chase this alarm clock to turn it off. Once I’m out of bed, I get a quick start to my day. It’s an instant antidote to chronic lateness, for all the “Late-Friends” out there.
An Air-fryer - Of Course
You can’t scroll through TikTok for 30 seconds without seeing an air-fryer — and for good reason! I used to think I was too busy to cook anything beyond ramen and boxed mac-n-cheese. But this air fryer proved me wrong! Now I’m whipping up quick-n-healthy meals in no time. For any would-be chef, an air-fryer is the solution to your kitchen woes. This and a long list of bookmarked TikTok recipes has transformed my nightly dinners.