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    35 Cheap Things That Probably Belong In Your Amazon Cart

    Brace yourselves for volcano science kits, butt masks, toothbrush holders, and wine aerators that are worth every single dollar.

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    1. A non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic Aveeno daily scrub packed with soy extract to exfoliate (tldr; goodbye dullness and dead skin) while an impressive blend of jojoba and castor oils leave you soothed and moisturized. Victory! The best of both worlds is yours.

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    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone skin and many products just make my skin worse. This is one of the few scrubs that I can actually use every day and it does NOT break me out or irritate my skin. Plus, it really does help to gradually brighten my complexion and give a more radiant look. It will not happen overnight, but with regular use, you will see a difference. It took a couple months for me with daily usage (once a day - most of the time in the shower). I love the consistency and how gentle the scrub is. I don't have to worry about it agitating my skin or any active breakouts." β€”ChalmondFashew

    Price: $5.64

    2. A DIY science kit that turns your exploding volcano dreams (the one you always see in television shows but never got to actually make!!!!) into reality. This kit includes almost everything you'll need: fast drying plaster, volcano mold, paint, paint brush, and a stir stick.


    You'll also need vinegar and baking soda, which you *should* have in your kitchen at home!

    Promising review: "My grandson and I were finally able to play with his volcano kit. It was one of his Christmas presents from me that we enjoyed doing together. The instructions are easy to follow. The kit goes together simply. There are enough supplies to make one volcano. The little extras in the kit make a nice touch and I appreciated the safety instructions. Very nice gift from Amazon!" β€”Carolinda Hendrickson

    Price: $12.07

    3. A Maybelline lip palette here to deliver shine, shine, shine β€” all without any of the sticky residue you usually associate with glosses. Oh, and experimenting with eight different hues for less than $10? I'm sweating.

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    This palette even comes with an application brush!

    Promising review: "Beautiful! This is the first time that I have used this type of lip color. It is easy to use, goes on smooth, has staying power, and beautiful colors. The only thing I would recommend is maybe getting some additional brushes, as it only comes with one if you don't want to mix all the colors." β€”Bright Eyes

    Price: $4.47

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the Maybelline lip gloss palette.

    4. Flushable and biodegradable Booty wipes infused with vitamin e and aloe. If you're constantly traveling or having to access public restrooms in which not a single shred of TP can be found, be sure to stash a couple of these individually-packaged wipes in your purse. Thank me later.


    Promising review: "I love these wipes!! So necessary after a long road trip or flight when you just need a little bit of freshness. The packaging is so cute, they smell so much better smelling than a baby wipe, and its so easy to throw them in your bag. A must-have!" β€”Rocali

    Price: $9.99 (for a pack of 30)

    5. A cruelty-free Vivienne SabΓ³ waterproof mascara that proves miracles do happen once in a while. What's that miracle, you ask? No πŸ‘ more πŸ‘ raccoon πŸ‘ eyes πŸ‘. This clump-free formula stays put through oil, sweat, and tears with no bleeding or smudging. / Via

    Promising review: "I'm completely sold on this mascara. I have tried more brands than I want to admit to in hoping to avoid raccoon eyes. I dance β€” and that means that move a lot, fast, and sweat. Oh do I sweat! Last night my eyes were burning from the sweat dripping into them...but no raccoon eyes! I even put a little on my lower lashes and it still didn't bleed under my eyes and onto my concealer. The mascara goes on well, I haven't had any clumping issues, it's cruelty free, lasts and lasts and lasts, and I'm totally in love with it." β€”A. Wilson

    Price: $9.95

    6. Uno cards to provide the perfect consolation game for anyone who straight-up sucks at Wizard's Chess. And unless your name is Ron Weasley, it's likely you fall into this category.


    Promising review: "People love playing UNO, and they love Harry Potter. Mix them together and heads might explode with excitement. Well that didn't happen, but fierce games of UNO have. As fierce as can be with kids, which can be cutthroat. Anyways, I'm rambling! The cards have nice pictures, hold up pretty well, and is a lot of fun. This review is over. Expelliarmus!" β€”Jared McFarland

    Price: $5.44

    7. A ring-bound journal so that you can a) turn ticket stubs into a memento you'll pass onto your children, and b) prevent said ticket stubs from cluttering up every nook, cranny, and corner of your living space.


    Raise your hand if your wallet from overflowing with tickets you don't have the heart to throw away.

    Promising review: "Instead of saving all my ticket stubs in a box, I can actually organize them! It's so neat to have something that makes it easy to remember a cool place with great people that doesn't break your bank (like souvenirs and expensive photos). Cool little book!" β€”Maritzaida Acevedo

    Price: $6.69

    8. A luxurious Bliss body butter with a price tag that is truly a steal for what you're getting. This hydrating blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and algae extracts will leave you feeling moisturized from scalp to pinky toe, plus its non-greasy and won't clog your pores (which means you can bid that back acne adieu).


    Promising review: "LOVE this lotion. Not only does this lotion do an amazing job of moisturizing with out feeling greasy, but it also smells fresh and clean. The fragrance fades nicely! So if you’re in a healthcare field (or any field where scents are frowned upon) you could still wear this and not worry about 'stinking'. This is a nice light lotion that does a great job of keeping scaly, dry skin away." β€”Mrsgus

    Price: $9.99

    9. A power scrubber kit equipped with three different-sized attachments, each one perfect for the corners, floor, and door of your shower. This takes off years of accumulated build-up in just mere minutes, doing a better (and faster) job than you would have been able to do by hand. In the words of Daft Punk, this is just better, faster, and stronger.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it only took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower to a point where it looked cleaner than it had been in years; in the corners, the floor, the glass door, everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." β€”Terry

    Price: $14.95

    10. A twist-to-dispense click pen for when your best friends/diamonds are beginning to look dull. This formula will wipe away built-up gunk β€” a result of lotion, soap, etc. β€” to reveal a brighter, more breathtaking surface.

    Promising review: "I worked in a fine jewelry store for several years that sold this product. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided! The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up, which reduces that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new, shiny sparkle." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $5.49

    11. A vegan Bawdy mask intended for your booty. That's right! This citrus and plant-based collagen formula works to brighten your assets (*and* fight dullness and blemishes) while also leaving ~behind~ a complexion smoother than any baby's bottom.


    Price: $9.95 (available in four styles)

    12. A FlexiSnake millipede not meant for the faint of heart. Use this to easily de-clog every drain in your home, but prepare for the horror you'll experience as you dig up about one million pounds of hair and built-up gunk.

    This FlexiSnake is great for sinks and showers in which the water takes forever to go down, plus it's reusable β€”Β just clean with hot water and soap after each use.

    Promising review: "I tried every drain cleaner known to mankind in an attempt to clear my bathtub's drain and nothing worked. Seriously dudes, NOTHING worked. After reading the reviews on this I figured what the heck, let's give it a try. I wore elbow length rubber gloves and a medical face mask; I was ready for battle (I highly recommend you do this as well because the splash back is REAL and it smells of demon butt). After shoving it down the drain just once the most god-awful-looking sea monster of a stinky hair clump came out. I did it about a dozen more times until no more hair monsters came up. I turned on the faucet and that sound of water finally draining through the pipes was like angels singing the Hallelujah choir. That pipe is CLEAR, my dudes! I can finally take showers again without feeling like I'm standing in a goopy stank pond!" β€”Kayla Cooper

    Price: $5.28

    13. A coloring and activity book packed with ~boss babes~ like Tina Fey, JK Rowling, Serena Williams, Malala, and Beyonce. Prepare to be soothed by the coloring but inspired by the absolute icons lining these pages.

    Promising review: "YASSS. Absolutely love this. Cute compact size but thick with pages full of cute, quirky drawings and activities. It includes tons of brilliant lady icons! I sent these to my girlfriends for Galentine's Day and they loooved it." β€”MegLama

    Price: $7.98

    14. A stretchy flared skirt available in two lengths and 39 colors, meaning your next Amazon package will contain 39 skirts. You should probably make some room in your closet, like, now.,

    Price: $12.95+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 39 colors)

    15. An attachable aerator to make your less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," you'll say.


    This attachable aerator deposits oxygen into your wine, which improves taste and allows aromas to EXPAND.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" β€”Ash Bash.

    Price: $13.99

    16. A travel case to store your dental hygiene necessities: toothbrush(es) and toothpaste. This lightweight carrier also doubles as a cup, that way you can easily keep everything nice, upright, and organized on your hotel bathroom sink. And it's available in pastel colors? The aesthetic alone is enough to have me hitting that submit order button.


    Price: $13.99 (for a set of two, available in two colors)

    17. A SHANY liquid blush you'll want to add to your daily beauty routine...right this second. Blush is tricky because just one swipe can result in an unnaturally Barbie pink cheek, which is where this cream-to-powder product shines: it’s got a buildable formula that allows you to manipulate the color to be as subtle or as prominent as you want.

    Bonus points for the fact that this formula is also paraben-free and doesn't test on animals!

    Promising review: "Five stars for this creamy blush. It comes in a small container, with a pump for easy application. Just squirt a bit onto your finger and blend away. Beautiful color, it doesn't streak, it doesn't require any special type of sponge or brush, and I had to reapply once about six hours into the day. Not bad. A paraben-free summer glow for an affordable price? Very happy with this purchase." β€”Dreamcatcher

    Price: $9 (available in five colors)

    18. A Groot pot so adorable, you'll want it RIGHT NOW β€” even if you're not a Guardians of the Galaxy fan. This is perfect for storing succulents (it's designed with a drainage hole and all) or any of your other knick knacks that need a home. I'm looking at you, pens.


    Promising review: "I am madly in love with this planter. It's perfect! I recently bought a bunch of two inch baby succulents and the little plastic pot it came in dropped right in! No need to re-plant. How adorable is this?!" β€”D. Shaffer

    Price: $5.42

    19. A slicer and corer that is a must-have for apple picking season (and will perhaps even motivate you to consume the excessive amount of apples you've picked). This handy dandy gadget will give you an evenly-cut snack in jiffy, and is ~easy as pie~ to use.

    This nifty little tool will cut your apple into 16 pieces, has a safety cover to protect you fingers, and comes with a storage case. It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I thought people that used these were lazy. Just use a knife people! But then my poor husband lost his front tooth playing soccer. And he got a fake one, and wasn't allowed to bite into fruit. It had to be sliced. So he asked for one of these things. I got on Amazon, and found this treasure. This thing cuts your apple into 16 pieces! 16! Not eight giant pieces that you wish were smaller. This is perfect for snacks, this is perfect for prepping a fruit tray, and this is perfect for apple pie β€” each slice is uniform so pie comes out perfect!" β€”Courtney L.

    Price: $7.52

    20. A Real Techniques sculpting brush that gets the grade of A+ when it comes to blending for a streak-free complexion. While this can be used for foundation, it's also an absolute gem in the complicated world of contouring: it spreads product evenly to give you ~chiseled cheekbones~ that don't look like they were attacked by a block of bronzer.

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    Promising review: "This is probably one of the best brushes that Real Techniques has come out with. The bristles are very dense, yet soft. I find this brush to be great at multi-tasking. You can use this for foundation, with a stippling or buffing motion. It doesn't leave foundation streaks at all. The shape of the bristles even allow you to reach hard angles around the face, like the sides of the nose, under the eyes, or between the eyebrows. You can even use this brush to blend out concealer, or apply blush.But my favorite use for this brush is contour. I prefer this brush over my other contour brushes because it gives me a natural, diffused shadow under my cheek bones. If you like a sharp chiseled look, this probably isn't for you. But for an everyday, natural look this brush is the best!" β€”shal2212

    Price: $6.99

    21. A cooktop cleaning kit here to help your oven look as clean as the day Home Depot delivered it to you. This works to cut grease stains and burnt cookie deposits like a knife, cleaning your cooktop surface more efficiently than any of the multi-surface sprays you've been using until this point.

    This kit comes equipped with a bottle of cleaner, one cleaner, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years and had only wiped down with random multi-cleaners, which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. This will leave your cooktop shiny and new, and even marks that had been on there for years came off almost completely. The key is to use very little product! Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean, dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off." β€”B. Swartwood

    Price: $10.99

    22. A gluten-free, high-protein peanut spread available in flavors such as chocolate maple pretzel, birthday cake (*drool*), and cookie dough. Add it to toast or it eat it straight from the container β€” I will personally be doing the latter.

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    I personally eat the mocha cappuccino flavor every morning and OH MY HEAVENS, I've never known such deliciousness.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing!! I got the chocolate maple pretzel flavor and the pretzel pieces stay really crunchy, and the maple flavor is outstanding. It's great with apples and bananas, but it's also wonderful just by itself. It really satisfies my sweet cravings. Will definitely buy again and I'm excited to try the other flavors." β€”Asoeung

    Price: $11.39 (available in 17 flavors).

    23. An overflow drain cover for the Lush bath bomb aficionado who has yet to own a luxurious tub. You'll get that clawfoot one day, but for now? This cover will add a whopping four extra inches of h2o to your soak!


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four-foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." β€”M. Smith

    Price: $7.99

    24. A Pre de Provence hand soap inspired by painter Edgar Degas (hence the ballerina packaging). The soap itself uses a blend of shea Butter, coconut butter, and argan oil to both cleanse *and* hydrate while invigorating your senses with hints of floral and cinnamon.

    Price: $7.64 (available in four styles)

    25. A lightweight foot file because the pedicure you got seven months ago is no longer cutting it, and the time has come to give your callous a stern scrubbing

    Promising review: "This may be my best purchase I've ever made! Seriously. I've tried all of the other foot products and honestly, they didn't do the job. This rasp has transformed my feet in the most amazing ways!!!! I had thick, ugly skin on the bottoms of my feet but after just one use, the results of this file were dramatic! This is worth 10x the price." β€”Bethzz

    Price: $8.35

    26. A Poo-Pourri spray formulated with a concentrated blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and citrus essential oils to neutralize funky toilet odors and transform your bathroom into a PSL oasis. (And yes, by neutralize odors, I mean the kind of odors that you cause.)

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    So how does this work? Before you go to do your business, spray this directly into the toilet bowl β€” this particular scent will cover the surface of your toilet water with a blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and citrus natural essential oils. This will stop all the smelly smells before they even begin to form.

    Price: $9.99

    27. A L'Oreal ~glotion~ for a bright complexion that requires exactly zero effort. This glycerin- and shea butter-infused formula is super lightweight and hydrating, while a subtle tint adds instant illumination to even the most drying of foundations.,

    Promising review: "This is great for a quick and easy daily look. As a mom of both human and animal children that is constantly on the go, this highlighting lotion is honestly the only thing I've been putting on each day. It makes me feel awake and look like I tried without all the effort." β€”ALEX

    Price: $7.99+ (available in four shades)

    28. A no-tie lacing system that is durable, adjustable, and conforms to your foot for a personalized feel. Raise your hand if your shoelace has ever come undone while walking from Point A to Point B, resulting in you falling flat on your face! With these laces, that'll no longer be a problem.


    Promising review: "All I can say is that these shoelaces have saved me about 25 minutes every morning with my three kids! Great quality, very nice colors ,and super easy to use. Never worry again about having to tighten shoes in the middle of the street!" β€”ColorMeLife

    Price: $7.99 (available in 12 colors)

    29. An enzyme-based Puracy spot remover tough on blood, pit sweat, and tears. So your favorite top has yellowed in the dreaded underarm area? Your child has spilled what seems like an entire gallon of grape juice onto their onesie? No worries. This cruelty-free concoction will brighten those disasters up in a jiffy.

    It's also tough on tomato juice, red wine, mud, makeup, pet stains (BAD BOY), and any other stains that would put a pretty big damper on your day.

    This toxic- and cruelty-free concoction is made from vegan ingredients that aren't harmful to pets or children. Oh, and speaking of children! If you have a very young child prone to making a mess of their onesie (they'll be potty-trained one day, right?) you'll want to buy this stain remover ASAP.

    Promising review: "I had some super nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant deodorant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled like someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them, took them out of the dryer, and I couldn't believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand new. I love this stuff!" β€”Don K.

    Price: $10.49

    30. A daily Cuccio oil you'll want to keep on hand if you're a gel manicure connoisseur (which, let's face it, destroys nail beds one acetone soak at a time). This blend of safflower, sunflower, and cotton seed oils works OT to strengthen your nails and hydrate your cuticles.

    This formula is available in two scents: milk and honey and pomegranate and fig. Both are equally delicious in scent.

    Promising review: "I really like this product! I try to take breaks from getting my nails done (hard gel, usually) since my nails get very thin and brittle between each set. This helps to make them look strong, smooth, and natural! It also keeps my cuticles looking fresh and adds a nice little shine to my nails!" β€”NMC

    Price: $6.38

    31. A three-tier hanger for hand-washed items that need to be laid flat to dry. The best part? When not in use, this thing can be compacted to the point where it takes up practically NO space in your tiny laundry room.

    This is also a great item to have around for the summer, when you need a place to store wet bathing suits and such.

    Promising review: "This is one of the handiest items I've ever ordered. I wear a lot of the blouses that have to be hand-washed, and I can now just hang this little dryer from the shower rod, lay out my blouses to dry, and they are out of the way. Very convenient!" β€”Kindle Customer

    Price: $7.97

    32. Crystal pins perfect for that fancy pants occasion that requires heels, a hair stylist, and about 18 tons of aerosol hairspray. Pop these in your updo and prepare to outshine the rest of the bridal party.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wedding and I’m so glad I did! It was sparkly and perfect for what I needed. I kept changing the way I wanted my hair to be styled, and this set came as three different pieces that you can manipulate into a different shape β€” you can even make all three pins look like one hairpiece. And so easy to put in! It stayed put without having to use hairpins to keep it down even after a whole night of dancing! Not heavy at all! I almost forgot it was in my hair. Plus, it was less than $10!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $8.26 (for a pack of three, available in three colors)

    33. A Hanes white cami that intentionally runs longer, meaning you’ll be able to wear even the most low-rise jeans (*cringe*) without having to worry about your assets being exposed to the world.


    This tank also has adjustable straps and a built-in shelf bra.

    Price: $6.75+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in six colors)

    34. A mini skillet perfect for cooking (and cleaning up after) a party of one. This is large enough to make your favorite meal, but small enough to easily store away and will take up practically *no* room in your teeny tiny kitchen.


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this tiny skillet. I am a graduate student, and pretty much live and cook by/for myself. This is the perfect size for baking, and it's also a great cast-iron skillet to learn the feel of cast-iron." β€”MCP

    Price: $4.99 (available in eight sizes)

    35. Cleaning wipes suitable for both leather and suede, perfect for stashing in your black tote bag when the weather is being temperamental! Salt stains from snow? Water marks from rain? You'll be able to wipe 'em away immediately!

    Promising review: "I have expensive suede booties that I mainly wear to go out so they're subjected to rain, alcohol, and average bar grime. There's nothing worse than wearing something and stressing about it getting ruined. I used this product for the first time after a year of wearing my booties and still, these wipes removed a year of damage. They didn't ruin the suede and my booties feel soft again!" β€”AmazonShopper

    Price: $8.45 (for a pack of 15)

    Me to myself in two days, when a series of fabulous Amazon Prime purchases appear on my doorstep:

    MGM/UA Entertainment Co.

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