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    27 Amazon Products Under £15 That I Know Work Because I Tried Them

    Including a touch-free thermometer and the best brow pencil I've ever tried!

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    1. This touch-free thermometer has around 1,000 reviews per £1, which definitely encouraged me to buy it.

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    Not only is it really easy to use, but 1) reviewers love it and 2) it comes with its own set of batteries (look, I'm a simple gal). I just hold it about 3cm away from my forehead, press 'start', and wait for the beep to find out my temperature! You can choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit, and there are different settings for people and objects.

    Price: £12.70.

    2. Sally Hansen's 'Insta-Dri' top coat does exactly what it promises to do. My manicures are touch-dry seconds after using it, and it provides a shiny, chip-resistant finish too!

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    This stuff has sped up my manicures significantly, and I find that it makes 'em last longer too! 

    Price: £5.48.

    3. In fact, it turned me into such a Sally Hansen convert that I bought this 'Hard as Wraps' solution too! It makes my natural nails feel almost like gels (yesss).

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    I have really weak, brittle nails, so this stuff has truly been a life hack for me. It makes my talons feel thicker and look shinier, and I've gotten much less flaking and breakage since I started wearing it! 

    Price: £5.18.

    4. The reviews for these Clinell disinfectant wipes were so good, I HAD to give them a try (and I'm so glad I did).

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    Have you ever seen that video of Naomi Campbell's aeroplane cleaning routine? Because that's the exact energy I'm trying to channel when I'm outside right now, and these incredibly effective wipes are an easy way to do it. They're also the perfect low-effort way to keep my kitchen surfaces clean, because they don't contain any bleach or alcohol! I love their handy lock lids (so much better than those annoying plastic sheets that lose their stickiness in days), and the massive multipack will keep me stocked up for ages too.

    Price: £9.95 for four packs, each containing 70 wipes.

    5. This litre of almond oil is going to last me for ages. It's great for your hair, skin, and nails.

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    NGL, almond oil works so hard that it's almost giving me a teacher's pet vibe. It'll hydrate and nourish your skin, hair, lashes, and nails, it works as a massage oil, it's fragrance-free (so it won't irritate sensitive skin), and it can be used to make everything from bath bombs to customised reed diffuser scents too! 

    Price: £6.99 for 1L.

    6. You can never have too many disposable face masks on hand, which is why I'm glad this 100-pack is such a steal.

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    They have three layers and flexible nose strips for added protection! 

    Price: £5.94 for 100 masks.

    7. And the same goes for this triple-pack of hand sanitisers.

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    They contain 70% alcohol, so they're strong enough to keep me as germ-free as possible when I'm out and about. I've found that they don't dry out my hands either! 

    Price: £5.99 for three bottles, each 500ml.

    8. This anti-limescale shower head is the best purchase I've made in months. It gave our shower perfect water pressure for the first time ever, and it helps my shampoos to lather faster too!

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    It has beads inside the handle to filter and descale the water before it comes out of the head, so it's perfect if you're living in a hard water area. It has three powerful settings (massage, rainfall, and combination) that you can toggle between by clicking the handy button on its side! I couldn't get over how easy it was to install, and I *still* feel like I'm in someone else's much fancier bathroom whenever I use it.

    Price: £13.99 for a shower head and a 2m-long hose.

    9. Well, it looks like Maybelline's TikTok-famous 'Sky High' mascara actually does live up to the hype.

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    The TikToks about this cult-status mascara *did* influence my decision to buy it (and I'm VERY glad they did). It makes my natural lashes look like falsies, and it doesn't become flaky or clumpy after multiple applications!

    Price: £7.00.

    10. NYX's 'Micro Brow' pencil gives my brows the most realistic-looking results I've ever gotten.

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    It's got a super-fine nib that's perfect for creating hair-like strokes, and there's a handy spoolie on the other end too. I have a scar in one of my eyebrows that it covers seamlessly, and it's water-resistant too! 

    Price: £9.90 – it's available in eight shades.

    11. Keep your tablet, laptop, and phone looking clean with this 100-pack of screen wipes.

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    I can clean my whole laptop with just one of these, so I know the pack's going to last me for ages. The nifty dispenser is really convenient too!

    Price: £3.47 for 100 wipes.

    12. You'll feel like a barista while using this inexpensive milk frother.

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    It's really powerful, and it fits into my cutlery drawer without taking up too much space!

    Price: £2.99.

    13. These reusable beeswax food covers work like a kind of lower-waste tinfoil or clingfilm.

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    You can shape them to fit a variety of different surfaces, from bowls to pots and pans! They become stiff when cold so will hold their shape in the fridge, and they'll get soft and malleable again when they're warmed up.

    Price: £7.99 for three.

    14. This inexpensive curler has an extra-wide barrel, making it perfect for beachy waves.

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    I'd been looking for a curler like this for months before I found it. It's got a variety of temperature settings to choose from, and I love how thick the barrel is!

    Price: £11.99 for a 32mm barrel curler.

    15. If you check out the reviews for these £4 fluffy faux lashes, you'll find a LOT of converted sceptics.

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    These were the first glue-on lashes I'd ever tried to wear, and I was surprised by how easy they were to apply to my hooded eyes. They look full and fluffy instead of clumpy and plastic-y! No wonder so many folks left rave reviews for them.

    Price: £3.99 for five pairs.

    16. Um, highly-rated Bluetooth headphones for under £15? Yes, please.

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    These lightweight earphones offer some seriously impressive sound quality! I use them on my jogs because they're cable-free and touch-activated (I'm so grateful that I don't have to unlock my phone's screen mid-run to pause or skip a song anymore).

    Price: £14.99.

    17. You can close the awkward gap between your hob and your countertop with these silicone strips.

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    I recently experienced the *trauma* of pulling my oven out to clean it and bought these gap covers immediately after seeing the greasy horror show underneath. They're really easy to install, and you can cut them to size too!

    Price: £8.99 for two.

    18. This Scrub Mommy sponge will frankly leave your old wire scourers in the dust. It changes texture according to the temperature of the water you run it under!

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    It'll stay firm in cold water to tackle tough stains without scratching your dishes, and it softens up in warmer liquid for lighter washing! I use the 'smile' to clean my cutlery, and it's kept its shape after weeks of use.

    Price: £3.49.

    19. This cult-status Bar Keepers Friend cleaning powder really does live up to its promises.

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    Not only is this powder super effective, but it's also incredibly easy to use – just place it onto any affected surfaces, from ceramics to metals and glass, and scrub until the stains have gone. It's ideal for tackling your hob, oven, baking tins, and so much more!

    Price: £4.00.

    20. This whitening Pearl Drops toothpaste will polish your teeth while you clean them!

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    NGL, I was a bit sceptical about this toothpaste because I'd been let down by so many whitening products before. A couple of weeks in, though, I've been proven completely wrong! It'll polish and clean your teeth at the same time, and it's designed to strengthen your enamel too.

    Price: £3.50.

    21. Dr. Beckmann's carpet cleaner has become a cult-status cleaning product for a reason! It'll remove the Dreaded Patch from your soft furnishings in minutes.

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    The handy brush on this carpet cleaner works its fast-acting product onto your soft furnishings, so you won't risk getting any chemicals on your hands. I've used this stuff myself and love how effective it is!

    Price: £3.50.

    22. You know those limescale stains at the base of your loo that regular scrubbing just can't remove? Well, this inexpensive pumice stone is here to help you solve that problem!

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    Reviewers have been amazed by how quickly this block works its magic! Just wet the stone, rub it over your grossest surfaces, and then rinse or wipe the dirt away.

    Price: £2.40.

    23. It turns out that the TikTok-famous Elbow Grease spray actually will cut through your kitchen's sticky surfaces in no time.

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    It's powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Price: £1.00.

    24. Your lashes will look longer and fuller without mascara when you use this perming kit on them.

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    My lashes are pretty long, but they're not curly enough to *look* that way when I'm not wearing makeup. This kit perms them into place, so they'll stay curly all the time! It was my first time trying the process out and I can honestly say that it was way easier than I thought it'd be! Also, having Googled salon prices, I'm glad I bought this kit that'll see me through several lash lifts for under £15.

    Price: £14.99.

    25. Mould is a pretty common problem in the UK, but don't worry – this highly-rated removal spray has got your back.

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    Leave this foaming spray on any affected areas for up to half an hour and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath!

    Price: £5.00.

    26. This (satisfying AF) fabric comb got rid of the bobbles on my clothes in no time, so I don't have to throw out my fave cardigans that have been sitting in the back of my wardrobe for over a year now.

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    Simply run it over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes along the fabric. I've used this on my most delicate clothes without any damage, and it's completely reusable!

    Price: £2.95.

    27. This eco-friendly laundry egg might just get rid of your need for detergent altogether!

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    Pop it in the drum of your washing machine with your clothes and the beads inside will create a fresh-smelling lather as they circulate! I find that it removes stains and odours just as well as regular detergent does, and one egg will see you through for up to 210 washes (woah).

    Price: £13.29.

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