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    28 Products That Really Work (And Have The Photographic Evidence To Prove It)

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    1. 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: £7.53 for a shower head and a 2m-long hose.

    2. This anti-fog cloth is an absolute game-changer for people who wear glasses!

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    It contains special molecules that prevent condensation from building up on your glasses, and it can be reused up to 700 times too. It's perfect for when you're wearing your mask! 

    Price: £8.95.

    3. 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: £8.00 – it's available in eight shades.

    4. My sister swears by Garnier's inexpensive coconut 'Hair Food' to hydrate and define her curls! It'll nourish all other hair types too.

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    It can be used as a hair mask, leave-in conditioner, or regular conditioner! The formula contains hydrating and nourishing ingredients like coconut and macadamia oil, so it's no wonder my sister says it gives her the moisture that other products fail to deliver. It'll leave your hair soft and shiny, and it doesn't feel heavy either! 

    Price: £3.46.

    5. This water-repelling treatment will make driving in the rain that little bit easier.

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    Apply the solution straight onto your windshield, allow it to dry, and then buff the surface with a cloth. People have been stunned by how long-lasting and effective this treatment is!

    Price: £5.00.

    6. 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.

    7. Reviewers say that this highly-pigmented eyeshadow palette performs *way* beyond its price point.

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    It contains a mixture of matte shades and more high-glam glittery options, so it's perfect for pretty much every occasion. As if all that wasn't enough, the shades are waterproof too!

    Price: £5.99.

    8. The Pink Stuff paste is a cult-status product for a reason – it'll clean everything from metal to tiles, so you can wave goodbye to that annoying rust at the base of your taps.

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    This paste is made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching up whatever's underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, draining boards, and more!).

    Price: £0.95.

    9. I won't lie, I didn't fully trust the 'zero scrubbing required' claim that this mattress-cleaning spray made until its customers vouched for it.

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    I'm a huge fan of how easy this stuff is to use – you can just spray it onto any stains and then leave it to dry (sorry, but that's EXACTLY the amount of effort I'd like to expend on every cleaning task). It'll banish any odours and discolouration, even if the stain is really tough – check out the reviews section to see some seriously satisfying before-and-afters!

    Price: £6.99.

    10. This extensive 115-piece nail art set is pretty much the definition of a bargain.

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    I honestly didn't trust that this set would be as good as the reviews said given its price tag, but having received it I can honestly say it surpassed my expectations! It contains everything from dotting tools to gorgeous charms, nail tape, and lil' stickers, so I'm able to create pretty much any design I like now.

    Price: £5.99 for 15 brushes, five dotting tools, three files, two tweezers, six tubs of shell stickers, 50 stickers, 30 rolls of tape, and a box of charms and rhinestones.

    11. 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.

    12. If the pile of shoes at the base of your wardrobe is getting way too chaotic, this low-hassle hanging organiser is here to help.

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    It's incredibly easy to assemble – just thread the hanging hook through the hole at its top and hang it up! It has ten compartments, which just so happened to be the perfect amount for my shoe collection. Not only has it helped me to declutter my wardrobe floor, but it *also* means I can see all my shoes at once!

    Price: £8.49.

    13. This drop-in descaler bag is well worth a buy if you've started noticing limescale floating in your tea or coffee.

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    Just drop it into your kettle, add some water, allow it to boil, leave it to work its descaling magic for about ten minutes, and then pour all the liquid out. The built-up limescale will leave with the water, so you'll be back to perfect cuppas in minutes!

    Price: £2.41.

    14. This double-sided pad will clean your pots and pans without any need for washing-up liquid – just add water and it's good to go!

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    It'll clean your pots, pans, plates, and more without scratching them or leaving streaks behind! Chuck it in your washing machine when it's looking a bit grimy and it'll be good to go again.

    Price: £2.99.

    15. Making the perfect poached egg is just. So. Satisfying. These poacher bags will make it easier to cook up the perfect egg without those wispy egg white tendrils clouding up your pan!

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    Pop one of these bags into a glass or mug so that it's propped open, add an egg, and then insert the bag into a pan of boiling water for an easy, well-shaped poached egg that won't leave a messy pan behind. I mean, just look at that perfectly-cooked yolk (*drools*).

    Price: £2.94 for twenty.

    16. Banish your blemishes with this fast-acting acne cream.

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    It's infused with exfoliating salicylic acid and soothing avocado oil, meaning it'll cleanse your skin *without* drying it out. Reviewers have been amazed by how quickly it worked for them, with many seeing results in a matter of days!

    Price: £12.99.

    17. You can basically valet your vehicle for less than a tenner thanks to this interior shampoo. It works on all synthetic upholstery!

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    Spray this stuff onto any stained seats, let it soak in, rinse it away, and voila – the fabric will look good as new again! Plus, this spray cleans and deodorises, so your seats will smell as fresh as they look.

    Price: £5.86.

    18. If the skin at the base of your nails is looking a little dry, it might be time to try out this ridiculously cheap cuticle oil.

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    Not only will it tackle any dry skin surrounding your nails, but this vitamin E-rich oil will also help to hydrate your talons and prevent any annoying flaking. 

    Price: £3.99.

    19. 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.

    20. If your wooden surfaces are always covered in mugs, chances are that they're looking a little worse for wear by now. This specially-designed furniture restorer will get rid of the ring marks and water stains that your cups can leave behind!

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    Apply this restorer to the affected areas with straight strokes and then wait for about eight to ten hours for the product to absorb! After that, your wooden furniture will look smooth, uniform in colour, and shiny.

    Price: £7.49.

    21. I swear by this dewy-finish setting spray from NYX. It makes my foundation look much less cakey, and it keeps my makeup in place all day!

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    NYX also do a matte version of this setting spray, but I prefer the dewy kind on my dry skin! It keeps my face hydrated and ensures that my foundation looks more like skin than makeup – and as if that wasn't enough, it's got some serious staying power too.

    Price: £6.55.

    22. These leather cleaning and conditioning wipes will transform your sofa cushions in seconds.

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    Simply swipe them over any affected surfaces – they'll remove dirt from the nooks and crannies of your leather items, and the conditioning finish will protect them from further muck and damage.

    Price: £4.50 for two packs, each containing 50 wipes.

    23. These foot peel masks have some disgustingly satisfying before-and-after pictures.

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    They fit over your feet like socks, and once they're on there the masks will loosen (and eventually remove) dead skin cells. Folks love how effectively these have gotten rid of their cracked heels and calluses!

    Price: £7.99 for two pairs.

    24. 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: £2.75.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. Some customers swear by this powerful stain remover to banish hard-to-budge marks in no time.

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    It works on a whole range of different textiles, from your sofa cushions to your carpet and your car seats. Simply spray it onto the affected area, wait for a few minutes, and then wipe it away to reveal a clean surface underneath. People say it's removed the stains that they thought were beyond help!

    Price: £7.75.

    28. There's something so grossly satisfying about this blackhead remover kit.

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    The set includes six differently-sized needles, loops, and tweezers. They're all made from durable and easy-to-clean stainless steel, and they come in a handy (and hygienic) case!

    Price: £7.99.

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