We’re suckers for high-quality, well-designed stuff, and we’re suckers for Amazon. After all, what’s better than receiving a package containing a life-changing product or two?
We decided to round up some of the lesser-known products with stellar Amazon reviews and sizeable, dedicated fanbases. Chances are pretty good that you’ll find something useful on this list—and because we looked for relatively inexpensive items, you won’t end up overspending.
If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your life, these products should help you get a running start.
1. This scalp massager makes your morning shower even more satisfying.
You can get a cheap scalp comb for a buck or two, but why do that when you could pick this up this motorized massager for less than 20 bucks?
It has two different speeds, two bristle sizes, and a water-resistant surface. We really recommend using it with shampoo or conditioner; lather up, grab the massager, and let your troubles fade away. Really, this is the type of thing that makes you feel like royalty.
Be sure to pick up some AA batteries so that you can use it right out of the box (unless you’re having it delivered to your workplace—most bosses frown on in-office scalp massages).
2. Say goodbye to musty dishes with this space-age dish sponge.
We’ve basically stopped using our office’s dish sponge, simply because it makes dishes smell worse than ever before—even when we’re cleaning up the three-day-old remnants of our coworker’s tikka masala.
The Crown Choice’s dish sponge is made with a fast-drying material that doesn’t give mold a chance to grow, so it never turns musty or gross. It’s guaranteed not to scratch copper, non-stick cookware, glass, and just about any other material, and thanks to a large-hole pattern, food rinses out with ease. Buy the three-pack (and be sure to take one to the office).
3. The next time you need a quick fix, this pocket screwdriver will have your back.
Need to quickly fix a loose door handle? Want to change the batteries on your kid’s favorite electronic—or remove the batteries entirely for a few minutes of peace?
You don’t realize how often you need a screwdriver until you start carrying one. This time-saving pocket screwdriver is no bigger than a pen, and its interchangeable tip ensures that you’ll always be ready for your next on-the-spot carpentry project. Grab the two-pack, then stash one of the screwdrivers in your junk drawer.
4. Quickly get rid of unsightly hair (or sightly hair, for that matter) with this awesome epilator.
This epilator costs less than $30, and we’ll be honest: You probably don’t want to use it on large areas of extremely coarse hair. With that said, if you’re looking for a portable device that can quickly remove hair from legs, arms, and armpits, this is an outstanding pickup.
It’s designed for use on dry skin, so it’s something you can keep in your car, and it claims to keep skin smooth for weeks. This epilator might not be a complete hair removal solution, but it’s outstanding as a spot treatment.
5. This avocado slicer saves you time in the kitchen.
Granted, you might not feel like you need a dedicated tool for a single fruit (and yes, we checked, avocados are fruit—technically, a single-seeded berry), but with this helpful tool around, you’re probably going to increase your avocado consumption significantly. It slices, pits, and splits avocados, simplifying prep work for restaurant-quality sandwiches and award-winning guacamole. It’s also easy to clean, and the stainless steel blades are remarkably sharp for precise, clean cuts.
Oh, and it’s green. We don’t know about you, but we like it when our kitchen tools match our produce.
6. Upgrade your footwear with barefoot insoles.
Look, if you’ve got a few bucks to spend, you might as well spend it on something that you’ll notice throughout the day. These insoles definitely fit the bill, and at under $8, they’re an incredible value.
The problem with most “luxury” insoles is that they quickly turn your feet into a sweaty mess. The ingenious design of the Pedag Summer allows air to circulate, keeping you dry (with or without socks). The materials don’t hold odors, and you can clean them easily with soap and water.
7. Treat yourself to a better night’s sleep with this smooth satin pillowcase.
Standard pillowcases are perfectly fine, but if you’re looking for something a little more cultured—or if you simply can’t stand the feel of cotton—this satin pillowcase is a tremendous upgrade. It’s incredibly smooth and soft, and a hidden zipper keeps the pillow in place without disrupting your sleep.
If you’ve ever woken up with tangled, broken hair, you need this pillowcase. Choose from more than a dozen colors and designs.
8. Step up your home cooking with this one-piece construction knife set.
You get everything from a chef knife to a bread knife, cast in high-quality stainless steel for years of dependable use. We’re big fans of the one-piece construction, which acts as a safety feature; the handle can’t separate from the blade, even if you’re pressing way, way harder than you need to.
While these aren’t chef-quality knives, they’re perfectly adequate for a home cook, and the attractive acrylic stand fits in with any modern decor.
9. Upgrade your skin care with the power of snails (no, seriously).
“Snail cream” doesn’t sound too…persuasive, but this luxuriously smooth formula uses 92 percent snail mucus extract.
It’s intended as an anti-aging cream, but it’s also adequate for treating acne scars, improving pore appearance, and resolving various other aesthetic skin problems. It’s easy to see why this cream has such a loyal following; it feels fantastic while providing fast results.
10. Get rid of bad breath once and for all.
Accepted by the American Dental Association and developed by dentists, TheraBreath neutralizes the bacteria that cause bad breath. Here’s the basic idea: Certain species of bacteria produce sulfur, which eventually causes your mouth to smell like an industrial waste site. TheraBreath gets rid of those bacteria with oxygenating ingredients—no harsh compounds.
It tastes pretty good, too. This puts other mouthwashes to shame, and it’s remarkably affordable.
11. Promote hair growth and get rid of those dandruff flakes.
According to manufacturer Maple Holistics, this specialized formula promotes hair growth and slows hair loss, providing a thicker, fuller mane. Biotin—a B complex vitamin—is responsible for some of the effect, but this shampoo’s also an effective scalp moisturizer thanks to the jojoba oil and argan oil.
Because it’s also infused with zinc, it’s an effective anti-dandruff shampoo, and it’s really not expensive given its impressive ingredient list. Hey, besides your hair, what do you have to lose?
12. Get rid of minor aches and pains.
We used to have terrible keyboard habits, and when our arms started tingling from a repetitive motion injury, we picked up a tiny tub of Penetrex, hoping for relief. The stuff really seems to work; the inflammation-fighting ingredients can’t heal broken bones or fix carpal tunnel syndrome, but it allows your body to heal naturally. Combine it with other therapies, and it’s downright magical.
We love Penetrex’s non-greasy, low-odor formula. If you’ve got tingling, numbness, pain, or general discomfort, it’s well worth a try.
13. Clear up itchy, red skin with Puriya Wonder Balm.
We’re generally skeptical about “wonder” products, but Wonder Balm uses tried-and-true ingredients to get results. Tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and other natural antimicrobials help to fight the bacteria and fungi that cause common skin issues.
If you’ve got a mild itch, this is much cheaper than a trip to the dermatologist’s office—and, per the reviews, fairly effective.
14. Protect your skin from razor bumps, ingrown hair, and more.
Typical aftershaves actually dry out your skin while leaving behind a pleasant-enough fragrance. That’s all well and good if you’ve got Wolverine-level healing powers. If you’re constantly dealing with unsightly razor bumps and redness, you need Tend Skin.
With five-star reviews from hundreds of amazed clients, this stuff is the real deal. It moisturizes and nourishes skin, turning your daily (or weekly, in our case) shave into a downright pleasant experience.
15. This remarkably bright flashlight is an incredible value.
If you’re going to buy a flashlight, you might as well buy a tactical flashlight. Powered by a single AA battery, this little torch is 10 times brighter than typical incandescent lights. The focus is adjustable, which makes it an ideal camping flashlight.
We’d recommend picking up a few of these and tucking them into your car, your junk drawer, and your work bag. You never know when you’ll need a truly bright light, and given the incredibly low cost of this product, you might as well be prepared.
16. Blast your blemishes with the natural power of tea tree oil.
Too many face creams attack acne by drying out your skin. Why trade one problem for another? Keeva’s flagship acne treatment cream moisturizes as it fights acne, all with 5-star results.
This stuff is totally vegan, non-GMO, and paraben-free. It doesn’t even use soy. If you’re looking for a natural way to treat acne, fast, without leaving your skin dry as dirt, Acne Treatment Cream from Keeva Organics is a pretty good bet.
17. Feed your face with a vitamin-rich, water-soluble cleanser.
We don’t know about you, but we tend to believe in science. That’s why we’re so thrilled to have discovered DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. According to the manufacturer, 92 percent of the participants in a clinical study preferred this Deep Cleansing Oil to a leading competitor.
It’s easy to see why. The unique blend of oils and cleaners is stuffed with antioxidants and nutrients. It removes impurities while hydrating the skin. The secret seems to be natural olive fruit and rosemary leaf oils, but don’t take our word for it; ask the 80 percent of Amazon reviewers who give this cleanser five stars.
18. Lodge skillets prove that, sometimes, they actually do make them like they used to…
The old ways are the best ways, at least in the kitchen. This 10.25-inch cast iron skillet from Lodge is a must-have for anyone who cooks, well, pretty much anything.
That’s because cast iron holds heat evenly for a predictable sear. It’s also naturally nonstick and works great in the oven. You can even take cast iron skillets camping and cook over the open fire. Lodge goes a step further than many cast-iron cookware manufacturers. They pre-season this pan, so it’s ready to use right out of the box. Happy cooking!
19. Organize your spices in a small, neat space.
It’s hard enough to find the time to cook dinner from scratch. You shouldn’t have to hunt around in a dark cabinet for a crucial spice while you’re at it.
Chef’s Edition SpiceStack 30-Bottles Spice Organizers from YouCopia store all your favorite spices and more. (You can probably guess how many bottles it holds from the name.) Even better, its sliding racks keep the footprint small.
Just pull out a drawer and lower it to display an entire row of spice bottles, right at eye level. This product even comes with 96 labels so you can stay organized. Weekday dinner just got a lot easier.
20. Steam your clothes to perfection, at home or on the go.
It only takes one thing to keep your clothes crisp, clean, sanitized, and wrinkle-free, wherever you go: the PurSteam Elite Travel Steamer.
According to the manufacturer, this steamer heats up in just 90 seconds for a quick, last-minute de-wrinkling. Unlike your typical clothes iron, though, this device also softens and sterilizes clothes.
Next time you head out of town for an important client meeting, save some room in your bag for the PurSteam Elite Travel Steamer. After all, wrinkles don’t make the best first impressions.
21. Boost your bathroom storage space with an easy-care shower curtain.
The shower can be a relationship battlefield, with partners vying for the best ledge to store shampoo, conditioner, moisturizers…you name it. Here’s a solution: The Maytex Mesh Pockets Peva Shower Organizer/Curtain or Liner provides plenty of storage space for the whole family. At first glance, it just looks like a typical shower curtain. Look closer, and you’ll see nine mesh pockets for holding sponges, soaps, and whatever else you need for the perfect shower.
Oh, and the pockets fit plenty of rubber duckies and other bathtime toys, making this an ideal choice for kids.
22. Could this actually be the perfect pillow?
The ultimate pillow would be cool, hypoallergenic, natural, and, yes, adjustable to match your sleeping style. And folks, we have a contender.
The aptly named SnugglePedic offers an “Ultra-Luxury” pillow stuffed with shredded memory foam, lined with a “Kool-Flow” micro-vented cover, and made partially of bamboo. If it’s too fluffy for your tastes, just unzip the corner and remove some of the foam.
Speaking of foam, this stuffing will never go limp or clump. Reviews suggest that this pillow stays firm for the long haul. Good night!
23. Here’s a journal you can actually keep up with.
Every six months or so, we start journaling. Every six months and three days or so, we stop journaling. Sometimes we’re just not inspired. Sometimes we’re intimidated by all that empty space.
That’s why we’re intrigued One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book. Not only does it keep expectations low, it has a unique format that’s designed to help you track growth and change from one year to the next.
You see, each page provides a date and five lines—one for each year you revisit the book. Odds are you’ll make it more than a few days with this journal!
24. Never tie your shoes again. Seriously.
How much time do you think you’ve spent tying your shoes over the course of your entire life? Hours? Days? Weeks? Apparently, we don’t have to lose another second to shoe-tying. Replace your old laces with Xpand No-Tie Shoelaces to transform any shoe into a reliable slip-on.
Even running shoes and other athletic footwear works great with Xpand. Pull these laces as tight as you like and they’ll stay that way. Stretch them out to slip your shoes on and go.
These are available in lots of colors. We think we’ll go with “Glow-in-the-Dark.”
25. Shape your eyebrows without painful waxing or plucking.
We tried eyebrow waxing. To quote the infomercials of yesteryear, “There has to be a better way!”
That’s when we found Noxzema Eyebrow Shapers. They’re just tiny razors, but it turns out that’s all you need to keep your brows in check. If you’ve shaved your legs or your pits, you won’t have any problem using these little razors.
Let’s face it: Waxing and plucking both hurt. Shaving is faster and less painful, and Noxzema Eyebrow Shapers make it pretty easy to shave your brows into submission.
26. Cure those puffy eyes, even early in the morning.
You may have guessed this, but we are not morning people. Our “morning eyes” tend to last into the early afternoon.
We should have tried TruSkin Eye Gel a long time ago. This blend of plant stem cells, amino acids, and vitamins diminish the puffiness, the dark circles, and even fine lines and crow’s feet. It’s like an extra four hours of sleep in a can.
There’s even a 90-day manufacturer guarantee, so why not give it a try?
27. Get started in aromatherapy with a single kit.
The aromas of essential oils are supposed to have all sorts of benefits, from easing stress to boosting energy. But the world of aromatherapy can be intimidating to beginners. Where do you start?
Try ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils. These all-natural, totally pure essences work in diffusers, as body mists, in the bath, or mixed with a moisturizer or massage cream. The set includes sweet orange, tea tree, rosemary, frankincense, lemongrass, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender. That’s enough to achieve any effect you could ever want.
28. Get your Zs when and where you need them.
It’s hardest to get to sleep when you need rest the most. Maybe you’re on an overnight flight, or maybe you just desperately need a mid-afternoon nap. One thing that’s not helping? All that light streaming in.
Jersey Slumber offers a simple but elegant solution with their silk sleep mask. This mask completely blocks out the light, while feeling virtually nonexistent on your skin.
An adjustable head strap makes this a true one-size-fits-all item. We won’t be caught on a plane or a bus without one.
29. End your pet-hair problems forever.
We love everything about our pets. Well, almost everything. We could do without all the shedding. In fact, we would gladly trade our beloved kitty for a hair-free household.
Luckily, we don’t have to. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum was designed specifically for pet hair, that most-difficult of vacuumables. It includes a rubber-nibbed nozzle that pulls hair from its hiding places, as well as a wide, hard nozzle that’s great for litter, food, and other messes.
Looks like we get to keep our kitty after all.
30. Here’s a diffuser that’s as beautiful as it is useful.
Aromatherapy can help you stay energized, get better rest, and ease tension. All you need is a diffuser to enjoy these benefits at home or in the office.
But most diffusers look vaguely medical. We went searching for something that was as much of a visual work of art as it was a functional tool. We finally found it in the URPOWER wood grain diffuser.
It features a gorgeous wood-grain finish and color-changing LED mood lights. It’s also small enough to travel with you. Best of all, it provides enough aromatherapy to keep us out of psychotherapy. We hope.
31. When no one must know that you are wearing socks…
Can you imagine your best pair of heels with the colored bands of a tube sock sticking out of the top? Neither can we.
When we need a sockless look without the blisters, we turn to Eedor Women’s no-show socks. They’re a comfy blend of cotton and spandex that wicks sweat and generally keeps your feet in great shape.
They do all of that without a hint of sock showing over your shoes. That’s your little secret.
32. Hair in the shower drain? Never again.
Okay, so the TubShroom’s packaging includes this phrase: “TubShroom is Guaranteed to Catch Every Single Hair, Every Single Time You Take a Shower.”
That sold us. If you agree that pulling globs of wet hair out of the drain is an unacceptably gross act, you might want to check this out. The TubShroom slips into your drain and catches stray hairs in a long, perforated tube. You still have to clean it every so often, but rather than reaching down into the muck, you can just pull up the TubShroom and throw its contents away.
How did we ever live without it?
33. Good things happen when you mix your gratitude journal with a daily planner.
Gratitude may be the key to a happy life, and keeping a journal of thanks can help nurture this emotion. But sometimes it’s hard to keep a gratitude journal going in the chaos of modern life. What if your daily planner also happened to be your gratitude journal, though? Now that’s something to be thankful for.
The Panda Planner is a compact, hardcover daily calendar and planner that incorporates features of leading gratitude journals to keep your whole life in balance. Make plans, follow through with them, and remember the good things in life, all in one book.
34. Stop digging your phone out of your pocket.
For less than $10, this simple, modern phone stand simplifies your life. Instead of digging through your pocket for your phone every time you get a text, you’ll have your phone right in front of you at your desk. You can safely charge it without wrapping your USB cord all over the place, and the sturdy base works perfectly with all popular phones.
This product isn’t flashy, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a phone stand—really, why add unnecessary features to something so simple?
35. Stop giving a…care.
If you want to live a better life, but you hate self-help books, this is the self-help book for you. The profane title effectively sums up author Mark Manson’s philosophy: If you’re worrying about what other people think, you’re not living your best life.
Granted, it’s easier to say that you don’t give a [darn] than to actually stop wondering what other people think about you. That’s the book’s goal—to rid you of self-doubt, help you develop your own code, and push all of that “stay positive” stuff out the door.
We think it’s awesome, but really, you shouldn’t care what we think.
36. Whiten your teeth without harsh synthetic substances.
Activated charcoal is all the rage (we’re still waiting for un-activated charcoal to catch on).
This powder actually uses the substance in a logical way; by combining coconut charcoal and bentonite clay, it gets rid of stains without damaging tooth enamel. It’s non-abrasive, and most importantly, it doesn’t taste like charcoal—the fresh, minty flavor makes it a pleasure to use.
37. Straighten your hair while you brush it.
With a locking temperature control and a built-in LCD, this straightener brush lets you choose the perfect temperature for straightening your hair (without burning it to a crisp). It’s the best way to get that silky look without risking split ends or knots.
Safety features include an auto-off function, and it’s ideal for traveling. There’s even a 360-degree swivel power cord, so if you’re left handed, you’re in luck!
38. Start using those neglected food containers.
Go take a look in your most disorganized kitchen cabinet. You know the one. We’ll wait.
If you’re like us, you’ve got a bunch of old Tupperware and glassware containers with no lids. What’s the point of having a food container that can’t actually contain anything?
These silicone stretch lids solve that problem. They’ll also stretch over oddly shaped bowls and mugs, so you can preserve just about anything without running through rolls of aluminum foil and plastic wrap. They’re also heat resistant, so you can throw them in the microwave when reheating your leftovers.
39. Stretch every stretch-able muscle in your body (without a partner).
The Stretch Out Strap is a simple-yet-versatile workout tool made from long-lasting nylon. It’s basically just a piece of fabric, but once you incorporate it into your daily stretches, you won’t be able to go back. You’ll enjoy greater control, an improved range of motion, and fast muscle recovery.
The strap has 10 individual loops, so it’s ideal for people of all shapes and sizes. It’s easy to see why this is frequently recommended by sports physicians and physical therapists; stretching is absolutely crucial, and this actually makes the process—dare we say it?—fun.
40. Get perfect winged eyeliner every single time.
This smudge-proof winged eyeliner is changing the game. You get two stamps—one for each eye, of course—for a super-easy winged look. If you can picture a symmetrical line going across your face, you can use this stamp.
To put this another way: If you’ve got hooded eyes, or if you’ve never been able to get a satisfying winged look before, this stamp is going to change your life. The formula is vegan, cruelty-free, and safe for all skin types.
41. Start living a healthier lifestyle.
This fitness tracker isn’t as versatile as a FitBit (yeah, we said it), but it’s much, much less expensive. If you’re on the fence about the whole “track my fitness” trend, this is a great way to dip your toes in without breaking the bank.
It features a pedometer, calorie counter, distance counter, sleep monitor, call reminder, and various other high-end features. For less than $16, you’re not going to find a better value. Just don’t expect space-age tech; this is simply a solid piece of gear for an affordable price.
42. Turn your wallet into MacGyver.
We love multi-tools, but we always lose them. Plus, who wants to carry a big, bulky tool around on the off chance that they’ll need a can opener at some point in the future?
The Wallet Ninja packs 18 useful tools into a tiny piece of heat-treated steel. You can literally tuck this thing into your wallet (hence the name), and you’ll find yourself reaching for it on a regular basis.
Need to open a box? Wallet Ninja. Need a screwdriver? Wallet Ninja. Cell phone stand? Ruler? Letter opener? You get the idea.
43. Liven up your next party with the power of internet memes.
We’ll refrain from putting a bunch of memes in this overview, but suffice to say, if you love the internet and you don’t mind a bit of adult humor, What Do You Meme? is hilariously fun. The adult party game is easy to pick up and play, and even if you’re not a connoisseur of Socially Awkward Penguin and Bad Luck Brian, you’ll have a blast matching the photo cards to the (very adult) caption cards.
Just to reiterate: This game is for adults. Don’t pick this up for your little nephew’s birthday party (unless you want his parents to block your number).
44. Treat yourself to a quick foot massage.
If you’ve got issues with plantar fasciitis or other types of foot pain—or if you’re simply looking for a way to relax after a hard day on your feet—this is a must-have. For less than $15, you get a high-quality acupressure foot massage anytime you want one.
As you can gather from the pictures, this massager uses a series of wood rollers designed to promote blood flow and soothe inflammation. It’s easy to use, and the included instructions explain a few exercises that provide fast relief.
45. Get rid of foul foot odors.
Billed as a shoe deodorizer, this spray also functions as a moisturizer. Spray it directly on your feet to seal in moisture and repair cracked, dry skin. It’s packed with essential oils and botanical herbs, including peppermint and tea tree, which provide a cooling sensation on contact.
Of course, it’s also great for spot-treating odors. If you’ve got any issue whatsoever with smelly feet, you’ll want to keep a bottle on hand (or, uh, on foot).
46. Cut your pizzas without cutting yourself.
A dull pizza cutter is a dangerous tool to keep around your kitchen. This “pizza wheel” features a high-quality blade with a protective guard for decades of perfectly cut pies, and because you hold it in the palm of your hand, the chances of an accidental cut are practically nil.
It comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if it ever fails to meet your expectations (and we’ve got incredibly high expectations when it comes to pizza-related gadgets), send it back.
47. Be the envy of your yoga class.
Okay, we know that yoga isn’t really about envy, but it’s hard not to appreciate the slimming look of these sweet capris. Available in dozens of colors, they use a four-way stretch fabric that stays comfortable through every downward dog and Dhanurasana.
There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee, and given that most high-quality yoga pants are significantly more expensive, we’re definitely on board. Namaste.
48. Dress better with a no-frills, high-quality t-shirt.
There’s nothing fancy about this t-shirt. That’s sort of the point: Every person needs a few high-quality, casual shirts that don’t have any goofy graphics or dumb slogans on them.
Goodthreads is a step up from most of the plain tees you’ll find on the shelves, as smooth cotton doesn’t shrink and holds its dye well through hundreds of washes. The attention to detail is pretty spectacular, and for $12, it’s a great deal on a tried-and-true fashion essential.
49. Spend less time blow drying your hair.
If you’ve got long hair, you know the struggle: You put off showers simply because you don’t want to spend half an hour (or more) blowing out your ‘do. Plus, your head feels incredibly heavy while you’re waiting for the blow dryer to work its magic; it’s literally a pain in the neck.
The DuraComfort anti-frizz towel helps to speed up the process by absorbing moisture, leaving you with damp, workable hair. It’s made with a microfiber material that’s more absorbent than cotton, and it works well with all hair types.
50. Pump up the tunes, even if your car’s a dinosaur.
This FM transmitter brings older car stereos into the new millennium. It sends a powerful signal to your stereo for clean, static-free playback. You can connect your phone to it via Bluetooth or the built-in aux port, and if you don’t have your phone handy, there’s a slot for memory cards.
The adapter hooks into your car’s lighter port, but also provides a powered USB out, so you can still charge your phone. There’s even a voltmeter that checks for safe voltage, protecting your electronics during road trips.
51. Drink “raw water,” except without all of the…rawness.
The revolutionary LifeStraw removes microplastics, bacteria, and parasites, allowing you to safely enjoy water from springs and other natural sources without worrying about nasty side effects. If you’re a regular camper—or an occasional camper, for that matter—it’s an awesome product to tuck into your backpack.
Best of all, for every LifeStraw purchased, a child in need receives free, safe drinking water for an entire school year.
52. Straighten your hair without burning it to a crisp.
Most hair straighteners have one or two temperature settings, which can be a problem; sure, your hair might look straight, but if it’s absolutely fried, what’s the point?
This straightener has a digital LCD to let you choose an appropriate heat setting to keep your luscious locks looking lovely (try saying that five times fast). It heats up instantly, and an auto-shutoff function keeps your scatterbrained self safe. Protip: In a pinch, you can also use it to iron collars and seams.
53. Relax your body, mind, and spirit.
Want to get to your Zen place in a matter of seconds? This aromatherapy mist contains lavender and chamomile essential oils to make ’em say “om” with a few quick spritzes. It’s hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types—no phosphates, no animal testing, none of that bad stuff.
If you need more convincing, just read a few of the reviews. This stuff is the real deal, and in our opinion, it’s a self-care must-have.
54. Try a variety of Korean sheet masks without breaking the bank.
The Korean face mask market is exploding right now, and for good reason—once you try a high-quality sheet mask, you’ll never go back. This pack is a great way to get started. It contains 16 collagen essence sheets designed to hydrate, nourish, and leave your skin looking young and healthy.
For less than $8, you’re really not going to find a better way to try this beauty trend. Plus, who doesn’t love sheet masks?
55. Ditch the lint roller, once and for all.
We’ve got a problem with lint rollers: They run out. We usually use the last sheet right before a date, big meeting, or other high-stakes obligation—exactly when we need to look our best.
Enter the Conair Fabric Defuzzer. It shaves off lint, fuzz, and pilling in seconds, leaving your clothes looking fantastic. The large shaving head lets it work quickly, and if you don’t want to lug around AA batteries, there’s a rechargeable option available.
56. Exfoliate your feet and enjoy a smoother stride.
Your feet tend to build up a lot of dead skin, since…well, you’re walking on them all day. If you’re not a fan of rough, sandpaper-like feet, this exfoliating “mask” gets the job done. We put “mask” in quotes since we’re not really sure if something that goes on your feet should technically qualify as a mask.
In any case, the vegetable and leaf extracts do seem to work. It’s also a great pickup if you’re looking to reduce foot odor or soothe tired muscles.
57. Clean, exfoliate, and send blackheads to the netherworld.
You could pay a fortune for blackhead strips and exfoliants. You could do that. We’re not stopping you. We’d rather pay a few bucks for this remarkably inexpensive cleansing brush and massager.
With seven brush heads and a water-resistant design, it gives you everything you need to keep your skin clean and clear. It’s gentle enough to use every day, but it’s powerful enough to provide results within a few days of regular use.
58. Get rid of weird odors and stop mold from taking hold.
This chic little bag acts as a desiccant, sucking up moisture to prevent mold and mildew from growing. It’s filled with Moso bamboo charcoal, a natural substance that gets rid of odors without harsh chemicals or allergens.
Best of all, the Moso bag is reusable. If you notice its odor-fighting powers waning, simply leave it outside for a few hours on a sunny day, and it’s ready to head back into battle.