I've lived through a lot of small, weird and just ugly bathrooms and, over time and with lots of trial and error, I've figured out the items that I just have to have. This is not a list of general suggestions for types of products; these are the actual things I have in my bathroom that I use and love every day.
Simply the best magnifying mirror I've ever used. It's small and stylish and folds flat! It has a bright, rechargeable light that goes on when your put your face in the mirror (and then quickly goes off). They make multiple sizes, but I think the smallest version is the easiest to use and store. It's also the cheapest, but at $130, get ready for a little sticker shock. Still, worth every penny.
For me, fancy hand soap is the one thing that can immediately perk up a dreary depressing bath (I'm partial to the figue variety). Sure, it's a splurge at $21, but for something that gives me a lift every day, I call it a mental health expense.
This little gadget has probably saved me hours of struggling with my awkwardly huge hair dryer. No longer do I spend time digging it out of too-small drawers (where the cord has inevitably wrapped around many other appliances) or leaving it out all day on the counter because I needed it to cool down and then forgot to put it away. For a cool eight bucks, this smart, sleek tool has really revolutionized my mornings. And it folds flat! At The Container Store.
Switching out my rental shower head has always been a must for me and when I discovered this model, it was heaven. It offers a great, water-responsible shower experience but I was also shocked at how convenient the hose is for all sorts of bathtub tasks besides showering. Stuff like cleaning (and rinsing) the far corners of the tub, hand washing laundry and giving the dog a bath.
Full disclosure: after going strong for two years, I'm sad to report that my beloved shower head has finally bit the dust (in the form of a cracked holder which makes it impossible to hang it up as a regular shower). Bummer!
Those are mine, so tell me yours. What bathroom products can't you live without?