Just about all of us have a list of products we couldn't fathom living without.
And on "The Early Show" Thursday, Real Simple magazine Executive Editor Sarah Humphreys pointed to several newer ones the magazine's staffers say have changed their lives, and offered her descriptions of them:
COLORESCIENCE PRO LIQUID SEALER, $20 -- MAKEUP TOOL THAT TURNS EYE SHADOW INTO EYELINER
The Colorescience Pro Liquid Sealer is a clear, waterproof formula that turns eye shadow into eyeliner. It's a great money saver. Yesterday, I used it on my hand and it lasted all day; it definitely stays put. You can either dip the brush into any powder eye shadow to transform it into smudge- and water-resistant liquid liner, or apply eye shadow along the last line, then follow with liquid sealer to set. It can also be used to create the appearance of thicker brows and to set brow color.
Where to buy: ColoreScience.com
LA MER LIP BALM, $45 -- LIP BALM THAT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST LIP BALM
La Mer is very high-end. If you want to splurge on La Mer, this is the way to go. It's good for an overnight balm, a good base for lipstick, and in a pinch it will also do things like soften cuticles and take care of rough spots on elbows, or minor abrasions. It's a good all-around salve. It softens roughness on contact, relieves discomfort and helps heal seriously dry lips. A patented Lipid Complex delivers moisture and strengthens the delicate barrier to help prevent further damage.
Where to buy: LaMer.com
LINDSAY PHILLIPS COVERTIBLE BAG, $45 -- SOMETHING TO KEEP YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS IN
The Coral Gables Chain bag from Lindsay Phillips is perfect for any occasion: It turns into a number of purses. Wear it across the body as a shoulder bag, double the chain for a handbag look, or zip off the outer pocket, add one of the included snaps, and you've got an elegant clutch for a night out. It can even double as a makeup pouch. New spring colors include neutral, black, and brown. It also comes with a detachable broach if you want to do a clutch.
Where to buy: LindsayPhillips.com
JOY MANGANO READERS, $35, SET OF 6 - READING GLASSES
I think these are brilliant. I can attest to my parents losing their reading glasses all around the house. These Joy Mangano readers from HSN come in a set of six glasses and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. Leave one pair by your bed, one at work, another in the kitchen-and never worry about misplacing your glasses. You can buy them from hsn.com
Where to buy: HSN.com
J.A. HENCKELS IN-DRAWER KNIFE TRAY, $35 -- KNIFE STORAGE TRAY
This is a great idea to keep a kitchen more organized. It will prevent injury; there's nothing worse than having a drawer full of knives just sitting there. It fits into most drawers. You can go big and small with this. This knife block is made of solid wood and keeps big and small blades safely and tidily stowed in your kitchen drawers. The tray holds up to 13 pieces, allowing for more kitchen counter space. It's designed to fit most standard-sized kitchen drawers, and can hold a variety of knives as well as a sharpener.
Where to buy: Amazon.com
OXO ORGANIZER SHELF SET, $10 -- SOMETHING TO KEEP YOUR BATHROOM MORE ORGANIZED: A SHELF DIVIDER SET FOR YOUR MEDICINE CABINET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNUSED SPACE
This OXO Divided Organizer and Shelf Set is the ultimate storage for the medicine cabinet. It takes advantage of all that space and prevents avalanches. It also blends into the background; there's a nice rubber base, so they're very sturdy. A set comes with two pieces as you see on each shelf here. The divider sorts items and keeps them upright for easy access. The shelf makes use of all the extra storage space above shorter items. Both have non-skid feet for stability and are specifically designed to fit most medicine cabinets.
Where to buy: Oxo.com
SCOTCH FUR FIGHTER, $6 -- PET HAIR GRABBER THAT WORKS!
This is a great way to get into the nooks and crannies that your vacuum missed. It's a really comfortable handle to hold. Each disposable sheet has thousands of little rubber fingers to pick up all that embedded fur. It's almost like Velcro that picks up the hair. The Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover for Upholstery removes embedded pet hair from cushions and between seams.
Where to buy: ScotchFurFighter.com
UNCOMMON GOODS DRYING RACK, $40 -- GREAT SPACE SAVER, A SUCTION CUP WINDOW DRYING RACK
Once secure, you can drape up to 25 pounds of wet clothes over the wooden beams. When not in use, the rack folds up neatly for easy storage. Moisten the suctions cups and it can stick. This is such a good space saver; I don't even have a regular drying rack because it takes up so much space. This suction cup drying rack saves floor space by sticking to windows, mirrors, and tiled walls. Simply run a damp cloth over the four suction cups to ensure a firm grip.
Where to buy: UncommonGoods.com