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    30 Things Under $20 That Honestly Give Fast Results

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    1. A pack of water bottle–cleaning tablets that'll FINALLY reach the bottom of yours without the need for scrubbing — goodbye mysterious smell.

    They're biodegradable, chlorine free, all-natural, and environmentally safe!

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. An all-natural charcoal teeth-whitening powder for looking like the epitome of perfect dental hygiene in merely a couple of sessions, even if you haven't flossed since 2005.

    Its main ingredients are charcoal (yeah) and bentonite clay.

    Promising review: "I have only used the Pro Teeth Whitening Activated Charcoal Powder for two days (twice a day as directed), and already see a significant difference! Not only are my teeth extremely white, but there is no hot/cold tooth sensitivity like I have had with many major brand whitening systems. My teeth also feel like they have a smooth polished texture exactly like they feel after leaving my six month dental deep cleaning appointments." —Destiny

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    See what won our top picks for teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. A pack of makeup removing cloths so you can wipe even waterproof eyeliner and mascara away faster than you can dive into bed — not to mention this'll save you $$$ on disposal makeup wipes.

    Their plush microfiber gently lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup! Use it wet or with your fave liquid makeup remover.

    Promising review: "This product...I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands-down my favorite makeup remover. The best part is that they are reusable so you don't have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.97.

    Btw, check out our top picks for makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A stainless steel spinner ring, because you'll always have something *on hand* to fidget with instead of picking at your cuticles. Tl;dr: this'll be a fast and easy way to nix finger-picking habits.


    It features an inner band that's locked into the main band for you to spin manually. And it's rust- and scratch-resistant!

    Promising review: "I've had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I've had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can't recommend this ring enough. It's a great, non-distracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I've worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds!" —KGL

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4-12 and in six colors).

    5. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo that'll neutralize yellow tones left from pigment residue after bleaching or lightening, and brighten your hair to platinum blonde — all in just one to three minutes.

    Just don't use it for more than three minutes (once a week), because then your hair will turn lavender (unless you're into that, which some reviewers are!!!).

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six sizes).

    Need proof? Check out more before-and-afters in this If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo!

    6. A flat colander for both catching food scraps and washing fruits and veggies — it's a heck of a lot easier while you cook. Adulting is hard enough, why add cleanup to the list?


    Plus it's safe to put in boiling water, as well as dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is a simple design that just makes so much sense. I have always had some kind of mat in the bottom of my sink to keep dishes from clanking around too much, but often times food strands would get looped around and stuck on it, making it a pain to clean up. This colander is soft enough to prevent that clanking of dishes, but also solid enough to easily lift up and spray off, allowing food particles to slide right off and into the drain catch (no garbage disposal here). It's also great for rinsing and peeling vegetables, creating a large surface area (your whole sink) for catching flying peels, which you can then slide right into the trash. It seems like a bowl-shaped colander would be just as simple, but this design makes a ton of sense for my work-style in the kitchen and does double-duty as a sink mat. A great multi-tasking piece that has eliminated multiple kitchen inconveniences." —loubee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two colors).

    7. A TubShroom — aka literally the best (and most popular) thing since sliced bread — so you'll never have to stand in water while showering again. And all it took was sticking this bb into your drain.

    Just put it in your drain and pop it out to clean every so often. It's made of silicone so you can easily wipe away all that gross hair and who knows what else before you lose your cool. And check out a BuzzFeeder's full review for all the info!

    Promising review: "I was so afraid to wash my hair because the thickness would stop up the tub. This TubShroom changed my hair washing routine forever. Great product!" —cassandra edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    8. A punch plier, because loose belts are the WORST and basically useless. This'll quickly make all your belts feel practically custom-made (and I guess in a way they will be!). The instructions needed: punch hole. That's it.

    It's also great for shortening bag straps! It comes with a screwdriver so you can adjust the opening.

    Promising review: "I ordered this to shorten a couple leather belts, but was nervous because I don't have a lot of hand strength. NOT A PROBLEM! It is easy to operate, even for weak little me, and everything you need is included. Two belts adjusted and back together within five minutes!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    9. A wine stain removing spray that'll help avoid any nights out from going sour. But if you DO spill red wine (who trusted me with merlot?!), you'll be able to spritz away all your problems. Back to the cheese spread.

    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    Check out other stain removal hacks to avoid future freak-outs!

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.62.

    10. A can of fume-free oven cleaner for successfully wiping away tough baked-on spills (my worst nightmare: fallen lasagna) or messes that...have been there awhile. Either way, they don't stand a chance.

    Did I mention it's lemon-scented?

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I had a lot of baked-on grease, and other cleaners weren't doing anything to remove it. I left this on overnight and the grease wiped off like sludge the next day! It was pretty gross wiping it off honestly lol." —S. Napoli

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    11. An all-natural headache and migraine relief balm with aromatherapy benefits so you can feel soothed in a much shorter time than usual. Feel free to still call out of work for a few more days.


    Its organic ingredients (chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, almond and castor oil, and beeswax) can help alleviate tension, headaches, migraines, and migraine-induced nausea.

    Promising review: "I am so happy. I had a migraine for 11 days then came across this Headache Ease Balm. It has decreased the pain to a mild-medium headache which is a MASSIVE DROP IN MY PAIN. If you have a headache that's won't go away buy this, it does help. Although I believe in herbal remedies my pain was so bad I didn't think it would help. I am so happy I decided to give it a try." —Journey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A pack of Cosrx pimple patches, because these bbs drain surprise zits overnight and reduce the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop. Not to mention they'll give you all the satisfaction of a popped pimple without the scarring.

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    Seriously, these hydrocolloid helpers summon bacteria and debris from deep under those zits so by the time you remove it, le zit is le gone. Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review for proof!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse." —Lindsay & Eddie

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $4.97.

    13. A pair of earring lifters that'll let you wear any darn heavy hoops or large studs you want without having to worry about drooping or aching lobes. All it takes is a little *lift*!


    They come in a six pack with three different pairs: silver, gold, and copper.

    Promising review: "These are awesome. I love that I can wear big earrings without them drooping, and my ears don't hurt. The backing helps to support the weight of the earring." —Michelle Andrews

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in three styles).

    14. A pair of reusable silicone ear buds for finding a surprisingly simple solution to finally sleeping through the night...despite your roommate's tendency to blare the TV at 4 a.m. Isn't life beautiful on eight hours of sleep?, Amazon

    Plus, because these are reusable they'll save you money from buying the disposable kind! AND they're designed to be super comfortable in your ears and come with travel case and pouch.

    Promising review: "These are amazing — so comfortable and easy to insert. They completely seal off your ears. I got them for my son. He suffers from insomnia. He's overtired, and cranky. He complains if I try to have a phone conversation or watch TV quietly in another room with closed doors between us. Not today! I've been talking on the phone with him sleeping like a rock in the next room — no more complaints! Since it came with two pairs, I kept one for myself. I slept so soundly! Everyone is happy and well rested. I highly recommend them and I never want to be without them again." —Nikki A.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A tub of Aztec healing clay so you can deep-cleanse your pores like there's no tomorrow and kiss even the toughest, cystic breakouts GOODBYE. Did I mention the 13,166 Amazon five-star reviewers who saw a drastic improvement in their acne? Usually after ONE. TIME?!?!

    By the way this works best with apple cider vinegar! Want more proof? Read our full breakdown!

    Promising review: "Wow. Just wow. I had no expectations for this product since I've been dealing with cystic acne since I was a teenager (I'm 24 now), so I went into this purchase not expecting much. As many others have said, I previously tried absolutely everything on the market to cure my acne. I have very sensitive, reactive skin and have never seen any real improvement. After reading all the rave reviews about this product I figured I would give it a try, again, not expecting much. However, I have been blown away by the long-term results of using this mask. I mix it with apple cider vinegar and apply it several times a week when my skin is really bad, and it has never done anything negative to my skin – no irritation, no dryness, nothing. It always destroys every single pimple that emerges. It does bring underlying pimples to a head, and that can be a little disturbing at first, but it is so worth it for the end result. I was considering taking Accutane, a very strong and dangerous medicine to finally cure my acne for good, and this product has made me completely reconsider." —Heather E.

    "I have been blown away by the long-term results of using this mask. It always destroys every single pimple that emerges. I was considering taking very strong medicine to cure my acne, but this has made me completely reconsider."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    16. A bottle of Downy wrinkle release spray, because you need this when you need a crisp shirt NOW. Maybe you shouldn't have left it on The Chair for a week? You're right, unimportant.


    Did I mention I mention this spray also acts as an odor eliminator and fabric freshener? It's like hitting the reset button on your crumpled clothes.

    Promising review: "This stuff is a miracle for a young twenty-something living in NYC. I've been using this stuff since it first came out years ago and it almost completely eliminates the need for an iron/ironing board (depending on the fabric). I live in a very small multi-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, and storage space is always a serious issue here — even if I wanted to pay for an iron and ironing board I don't know where I would store it. My normal laundry routine has become to hang all my newly washed clothes on hangers and if they even look a little bit wrinkly to spray some of this on, flap/wave the piece a clothing a couple times, and then hang them in the closet to air dry." —Bonnie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A set of cable protectors that'll give your frayed phone charger a second life when you simply slip this on. No more "if I lay my phone down justtttt right it should charge."


    They're made of super flexible silicone so they can fit over any cord!

    Promising review: "This is really such a simple item, but for me it’s made a big difference. We constantly had charger cords breaking right where they attach to plug in to the phone. We have had to replace so many cords because of this. I waited for a few months before reviewing this product just so that I could see if it worked first. So far it’s been awesome. My charging cord still looks/works perfectly with no problems. Such a handy little item." —nik

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combinations).

    18. A tea tree oil for addressing multiple issues at once, like rosacea, acne, scarring, and razor bumps — just to name a few! Under $10 AND fast-acting? I need a moment.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I've been being using this the past two weeks to reduce acne and it really works! You can see the change from one day to another: it reduces the color and the bumpiness of your acne. At night I apply it directly to each one of the breakouts. It not only helps with the acne you have, but also helps preventing any more breakouts." —Cliente de Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. An ergonomic jar opener so you can avoid the physically and emotionally painful battle of trying to open the #*!$@ pickle jar. Holding it under warm water does not WORK, damn it!


    It also works on water bottles! This is great for anyone with weak hands (hi) or with arthritis. Its teeth are made from super hard metal to get a good grip on the lids.

    Promising review
    : "Bought for my 93-year-old dad who has arthritis. I tried it before giving it to him and we both love it. Opens everything from large jars to Snapple!" —Beckster

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. A Clorox ToiletWand, because this will remove tough stains and eliminate germs in the fastest amount of time. Aka it'll do all the *heavy lifting* for you (and its long handle will keep you at a lovely arm's length from your potty).

    It comes with a caddy and six disposable refill sponges!

    Promising review
    : "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session!" —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    21. A pair of anti-chafing bands that'll save us from being betrayed by our very own legs. Et tu, thighs? Put an end to the whole trial-and-error of other chafe creams. These go better with your outfit, anyway.

    They come in both lace and solid designs so you can pick whatever suits your fancy. Both versions are super stretchy, equally comfortable, and effective as HECK. People even wear them while running!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office. I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer-lasting option. Ding, ding! This is it! They're so comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks and no uncomfortable 'digging in.'" —A. Spencer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in sizes 21"-32" and in 15 colors).

    Learn more about them in These Anti-Chafe Bands Are Gorgeous, Comfortable, And Will Save Your Thighs.

    22. A lightweight, long-lasting face powder for making sure oily T-zones, acne, and scars are basically nonexistent from the minute you put this on. If 24/7 shine control and steadfast makeup sounds good to you, then you just found yourself a new best friend.

    You can use it as translucent powder to set your makeup or as powder foundation! Learn more about it in This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless.

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using a more expensive powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m. I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the other powder and is 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six shades).

    23. A bottle of Squatty Potty toilet spray so you don't lose your nerve over going number two. Repeat after me: I will spritz and then poo. FREELY.


    Yes, that's right, they're made from the same company that brought us the holy-grail Squatty Potty. Their formula is a blend of essential oils and real gold nanoparticles to trap odors above and beneath the toilet water and fully deodorize the room. Check out our full breakdown to see how many people trust this spray!

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. This is the third bottle that I own (not because I use them up like crazy, I just wanted to try all the different scents). It really works. If you forget to spray before you go, you can do it after, and I have found that it is just as effective at controlling the smells. These smell great. My personal favorite is the vanilla one. Now I'm not terrified to use the bathroom when I'm in a public place. Awesome!" —seredaaddams

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five scents).

    24. A pair of anti-UV glare computer glasses, because these'll be the easiest solution to those mysterious workday headaches. These can minimize ~digital eye strain~ to help you avoid any midday crashes caused by your glaring screen so you actually stay in the zone.

    They have amber tinted lenses to block blue light, aka what probably makes your head hurt after a while.

    Promising review: "I work in retail and warehouse environments, and unfortunately my eyes are sensitive to everything! They get dry, tired, etc in environments with any kind of artificial lighting or dust particles floating around. Thankfully, these glasses help a ton! I can feel a significant difference when I wear them. I don't get so exhausted, my eyes don't become itchy or tired, and I feel overall more alert. Additionally, the yellow tinge of the lenses is almost imperceptible, plus the design of the glasses is super fashionable and flattering to most face shapes. In short, I love these glasses! I even use them to watch television at night. One of the best purchases I've ever made!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available with no magnification, reader strengths 1.25x–2x, and in three styles).

    25. A rabbit vibrator with ~10 speeds~ that'll get you to where you want to be a whole faster than 99% of the human population can. That's just the truth!


    Promising review: "Fast shipping and packaged well, came just as described. It looks and feels high quality, no different than the ones that go for 10 to 20 times the price." —Christopher Mayo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    26. A Squatty Potty for....relieving from backed-up bowels in a shockingly fast manner. Translation: YOU WILL POOP LIKE NEVER BEFORE.


    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review for some very honest evidence.

    Promising review: "I've bought one of these for myself, my parents, and my friends. I'm not kidding. You may think I'm just some made up spam account, but I honestly have bought multiple squatty potties. Not to get too graphic, but when I'm doing my business I'll think almost nothing came out based on the amount of pushing I did. I'll turn around and the bowl is full. I've never seen so much come out of me so easily before. As long as you are also getting an appropriate amount of fiber in your diet, this will work better than sitting on the toilet normally. I almost don't want to use a toilet for #2 unless there's a squatty potty." —Ludlum

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. A bottle of earwax removal drops so you can flush out clogged ears faster than you can yell ~clear out~. Prepare to be grossed out and amazed all at the same time.

    This cleanses your ears with a microfoam action that's a safe and non-irritating way to soften and remove earwax.

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one that doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH. The gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88.

    28. A strong oral rinse, because this'll effectively treat odorous breath for up to 24 hours in just a swish and a gargle. It'll neutralize sulfur-producing bacteria to target the source and leave you feeling ~minty fresh~.


    If you're thinking "this won't work for me", check out the 3,222 five-star reviewers who said the same thing — and now swear by it! It doesn't burn and is cruelty- and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "After reading reviews, I bought this. After using it for a couple of days, I asked my daughter if my breath was bad (I was afraid to ask). She said no, so I got up close and breathed in her face. It was fine. YESSSSS. Finally. I can’t express how relieved I am over this. I’ve been so self-conscious about being close to people. Besides the fact that this stuff works, it doesn’t burn my mouth. I can gargle for the recommended time without any mouth burn, yet it works fine. I’m so glad I tried this!" —In My Opinion

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.34+ (available in two flavors).

    Learn more about it in This Oral Rinse Has Helped Thousands Of People Get Rid Of Bad, Stinky Breath.

    29. A winged eyeliner that'll tackle the annoying task of drawing the perfect cat eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    This miracle worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look. Check out how a BuzzFeed editor uses a v similar one to create the ~perfect~ cat eye!

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes the perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it!." —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    See what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. A pet hair remover for quickly de-shedding your rugs and couches and putting an end to your life with *furry chic* decor. Which I must tell you is not a thing.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs, and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! It's easy to use, does the job right, and is cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. It picked up everything. I scrubbed hard enough to loosen up a six month old Skittle from the carpet too. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must. Bought it in March, it's now October. and it still works like a beast. You won't regret buying this." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55.

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