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7 Useful And Affordable Products You Should Really Try Out In March

Because we bought them in February!

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Hi! The team here basically live on the internet, and we're always recommending products to each other. So we thought we'd let you know what we're digging too.

For the sake of transparency, we'll always let you know if we're recommending something that we tried as a press sample/got for free.

1. Stay fancy while listening to music with these noise-reducing headphones.

I bought these because they're the lowest-priced, highest-rated noise-reducing headphones, but omg they're actually the fanciest thing. They're so pretty and came with their own presentation box and a bunch of accessories. They're so pretty that they'd even make a nice, cheap present for someone. Get it on Amazon, £9.69.– Natalya Lobanova
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I bought these because they're the lowest-priced, highest-rated noise-reducing headphones, but omg they're actually the fanciest thing. They're so pretty and came with their own presentation box and a bunch of accessories. They're so pretty that they'd even make a nice, cheap present for someone. Get it on Amazon, £9.69.

Natalya Lobanova

2. Banish smelly cooking fumes with these chef's candles.

I have been buying these candles for almost five years and they are flipping amazing. I had a studio apartment for three years, so you can imagine what it smelled like after cooking fish – which is when I discovered these candles. You light one after cooking and they magically absorb odours. They're not strongly scented, and come in a handy three-pack. I also love the clean-window variety too, which has a fresh cotton scent. Get it at Lakeland, £3.49. – Ailbhe Malone
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I have been buying these candles for almost five years and they are flipping amazing. I had a studio apartment for three years, so you can imagine what it smelled like after cooking fish – which is when I discovered these candles. You light one after cooking and they magically absorb odours. They're not strongly scented, and come in a handy three-pack. I also love the clean-window variety too, which has a fresh cotton scent. Get it at Lakeland, £3.49.

– Ailbhe Malone

3. Make bullet journalling less overwhelming with a pretty lettering stencil.

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When I first started bullet journaling I bought one of these stencils from Jayden's Apple to help make designing my spreads a bit less daunting. Mine is super sturdy, was useful in helping me get the hang of lettering and drawing banners, and fits perfectly in the pocket of my Leuchtturm notebook! I've graduated to doing designs on my own, but I still carry the stencil around and use it as a straight-edge daily, and I always keep my eye on the seller for new products that can help me up my game! Get it on Etsy, £8.22.

– Chelsey Pippin

4. Save your eyesight with this dimmable desk lamp.

I do a lot of painting and illustration, but living in the northern hemisphere means I don't have a lot of time during daylight hours in which to do it. Using my previous desk lamp, which just had a regular bulb, meant the incandescent, warm-light it produced turned any painting I did in the evening really cool-toned and wrong because the colours looked really yellow. This lamp has the option to change the warmth and brightness of the light, so I can use a bright white light for drawing or doing my makeup in the evenings and make it a soft warm light when I'm just using my laptop so as not to strain my eyes. It's inexpensive, minimal, and has made SUCH a difference. Get it on Amazon, £24.99.– Natalya Lobanova
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I do a lot of painting and illustration, but living in the northern hemisphere means I don't have a lot of time during daylight hours in which to do it. Using my previous desk lamp, which just had a regular bulb, meant the incandescent, warm-light it produced turned any painting I did in the evening really cool-toned and wrong because the colours looked really yellow. This lamp has the option to change the warmth and brightness of the light, so I can use a bright white light for drawing or doing my makeup in the evenings and make it a soft warm light when I'm just using my laptop so as not to strain my eyes. It's inexpensive, minimal, and has made SUCH a difference. Get it on Amazon, £24.99.

Natalya Lobanova

5. Ease tight muscles with a post-running massage stick.

I've recently started running again, and my calves are in agony. I've been looking at buying a foam roller online, but wanted something I could store easily. This massage stick is about the size of a demi-baguette of French bread (that is the most useful analogy I could think of, sorry), and is brilliant for easing out kinks and knots. It's light enough that I can use it myself, but also perfect for asking your partner to run it over tight shoulders. It's on sale now too, down to £8.89 on Amazon. – Ailbhe Malone
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I've recently started running again, and my calves are in agony. I've been looking at buying a foam roller online, but wanted something I could store easily. This massage stick is about the size of a demi-baguette of French bread (that is the most useful analogy I could think of, sorry), and is brilliant for easing out kinks and knots. It's light enough that I can use it myself, but also perfect for asking your partner to run it over tight shoulders. It's on sale now too, down to £8.89 on Amazon.

Ailbhe Malone

6. Take your cooking to the next level with an oven thermometer.

This digital oven thermometer was a late Christmas present from my mum – but I tried it out for the first time this week and it was great!It takes all the guesswork out of cooking – in this case we were making meatballs. The thermometer comes with a set of presets, you pop the probe in – as it's on a cord you can just shut the oven door, plug the cord into the thermometer and let it sit on the counter. When your food reaches the correct temperature, the thermometer beeps and hey presto, we had perfectly cooked, juicy meatballs. Really useful, especially if you have an erratic oven or you're always over/undercooking things. The model I had was this one, which is £17 from Amazon. – Chris Applegate
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This digital oven thermometer was a late Christmas present from my mum – but I tried it out for the first time this week and it was great!

It takes all the guesswork out of cooking – in this case we were making meatballs. The thermometer comes with a set of presets, you pop the probe in – as it's on a cord you can just shut the oven door, plug the cord into the thermometer and let it sit on the counter. When your food reaches the correct temperature, the thermometer beeps and hey presto, we had perfectly cooked, juicy meatballs. Really useful, especially if you have an erratic oven or you're always over/undercooking things. The model I had was this one, which is £17 from Amazon.

Chris Applegate

7. Get your beers from your favourite brewery, direct.

I recently bought beer online from Drygate brewery. There's something wonderfully delightful about getting a box full of beer at your desk, and buying online has meant I don't have to travel to Scotland to get my favourite drink fix. I ordered from here, and I got the case, which is a delicious mix of cider and beer flavours. It's a goddamn shame Drygate beers aren't in London yet, because they're the best. Buy a case, £20.– Rachael Krishna
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I recently bought beer online from Drygate brewery. There's something wonderfully delightful about getting a box full of beer at your desk, and buying online has meant I don't have to travel to Scotland to get my favourite drink fix.

I ordered from here, and I got the case, which is a delicious mix of cider and beer flavours. It's a goddamn shame Drygate beers aren't in London yet, because they're the best. Buy a case, £20.

Rachael Krishna

Is there something you think we should try out next month? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me.

CORRECTION

Drygate beers are not available in London (yet!) but are sold in other parts of the UK. A previous version of this post said they weren't available in the UK.