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15 Tiny Changes That Will Make A Huge Difference In 2018

Champagne lifestyle, lemonade budget.

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1. A fancypants razor because everyone who shaves deserves a bump-free ride.

Promising review: "This company has given me back my trust in razors, My legs have never been so smooth and the products with it are amazing especially the pre shave scrub. No cuts or razor burns I'm so glad I took a chance. The customer service is amazing too very quick response." – Lucy Jorgensen-McAuley

Sign up to FFS from £5 a month. This brand not currently in the US.

3. A set of low-key glam headphones that won't break the bank.

Promising review: "Very pleased with these headphones. Excellent quality for the price. No, excellent quality if it was 3x the price! I did not expect much from the 'noise isolating' feature but I walked out of my quiet office into a busy street and did not have to adjust the volume." – Luke Jenner

Get them on Amazon, £9.99, or in the US from Amazon for $15.99 (only available in gray).


4. A genius alarm clock that wakes you with simulated natural light, so mornings are a little more bearable.

Promising review: "I have wanted one of these sunrise clocks for ages, however they are usually around £100. I suffer with depression some time and have trouble waking up when it's dark outside and find it hard to get to sleep at night. This has definitely helped me.

"One of its great features is that you can set how long it takes for the sunrise/sunset mode to brighten or dim. You can choose between 15/30 or 60 minutes. It depends on how long you have. The sunrise will work with your alarm in the morning, and there is also a nice gentle wake up alarm sound, or you can choose the fm radio, however I prefer the gentle alarm.

All in all I would definitely recommend to anyone who has the same sleep problems as me, or those who just want a reliable and beautiful alarm clock and bedside light." – Eleanor Williams

Get it on Amazon, £31.88, or in the US from Amazon for $31.99.

5. A cute lil dustpan to make sure you don't have a crumb-y 2018.

Promising review: "I was looking for something to sweep crumbs off the kitchen counter/table and came across this mini dustpan. It is ideal to sweep up small messes. I like the fact that it isn't too ugly, therefore I don't feel the need to hide it from view and actually end up using more often. The small size of the dustpan/brush was exactly what I was needed, but if you are looking for something to sweep the floor too, go for something bigger - unless you have a lot of spare time..." – Corsaro71

Get it on Amazon, £9.55, or in the US from Amazon for $8.79.

6. A lifechanging product that is a must for anyone who can't stop biting their nails.

Promising review: After 20 years nail biting and numerous attempts - liquids, varnishes, old wives' tales - this finally worked! See before and after (two months' progress). Highly recommended. – PGD Dondos

Get it on Amazon, £4.73, or in the US from Amazon for $12.50.

7. A toilet spray that will leave your bathroom smelling as fresh as the rose, all day long.

Promising review: "I was *very* sceptical but the fact is after 2 strikes of gastroenteritis and the effects of it, there is no trace of embarrassment in the bathroom whatsoever. It does have a strong lemony smell but I will take that any day over nasty bathroom odour! It really works and I urge skeptics to try it- just remember to spray 4 or 5 times on the surface of the toilet water before going." – Mrs K

Get it on Amazon, £9.26 or in the US from Amazon for $10.49.


8. A gamechanging leather balm that will save you serious coin – no need to throw out an old jacket or shoes.

Promising review: "I'm astonished. Immediately after application my brown leather jacket is looking shop-new. Two years of scuffs and stains have disappeared and it's left behind a gorgeous shine. I didn't need to use much either. It's left behind a pleasant scent of beeswax too. I can't wait to wear it again!" – Thomas Nolan

Get it on Amazon, £12 or in the US from Amazon for $25.

9. A make up bag that opens out flat, so there's no more rummaging in the dark.

Promising review: "Great for at home and whilst travelling. Stops everything falling out into your bag and everything you need can be seen clearly when laid out flat. Also handy to have the sides slightly ruched if travelling at the time of applying your makeup as then nothing can slip off the mat. Ideal." – Karen Gray

Get it on Amazon, £14.99 or a similar bag in the US from Amazon for $29.99.

10. A water-saving shower head that will seriously upgrade your wash routine.

Promising review: "We've been using this shower head for a week now and it's a truly incredible piece of kit. It changes the shower game up to a whole new level. Difference in pressure is very noticeable (our shower is a tapped directly into the water supply from a combination boiler). The build quality for the price the head cost is exceptional. Sturdy and well built. I would recommend this product to anybody and anyone who says they don't notice a difference in pressure I would look at your shower system first before blaming this shower head." – Doc

Get it on Amazon, £12.23 or a similar one in the US from Amazon for $14.39.

11. A memory foam mattress topper that has over 3k reviews on Amazon.

Promising review: "Transforms a cheap mattress; I'm 17st and found it very comfortable - obviously no substitute for a high end mattress but I've slept well and well worth it for that occasional bedroom put into use over holiday periods - very pleased." – DM Wilcox

Get it on Amazon, £37 or a similar one in the US from Amazon starting at $74.99.


13. A re-usable coffee cup that will inspire you to bring coffee from home more often.

Promising review: "I try to be environmentally friendly where I can, so using the same coffee cup when possible really appeals to me. These are well designed and retain heat well, but they are not thermoses and they aren't leak proof (just as a paper cup from a coffee shop wouldn't be). Think everyone should have one!" – Maddie

Get it on Amazon, £10 or in the US from Amazon for $20.

14. A trendy plant that will inspire you to live a ~ greener life ~.

Promising review: "Nice healthy plant with lots of new growth clearly on the way, well packaged and came in no time at all. Will buy again." – Tom Edmonds

Get it on Amazon, £10.99 or a similar plant in the US from Amazon for $25.

15. And a champagne stopper that will stop any leftover bubbles going flat – because you're fancy but you're not made of money.

Promising review: "brilliant little device. keeps the Prosecco fizzy long after opening" – M

Get it on Amazon, £1.05 or a similar one in the US from Amazon for $5.91.