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26 Incredibly Useful Things That Are All Under $10

Please fix all my problems in life, but for under $10. Thank you, thank you.

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1. A tube of charcoal toothpaste so even the laziest of us (hi) can achieve pearly white teeth. No powder = no mess to clean up.

Check out some amazing before-and-afters!Promising review: "I've been using this toothpaste for three days and I'm beyond happy with it! Usually my teeth feel gross at a certain point in the day and since using this product that hasn't happened. I can feel that extra tartar and junk are no longer hanging on my teeth. I can also see my teeth are whitening up. Three days of this product and it's already a game changer!" —MelissaGet it from Amazon for $6.50.
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Check out some amazing before-and-afters!

Promising review: "I've been using this toothpaste for three days and I'm beyond happy with it! Usually my teeth feel gross at a certain point in the day and since using this product that hasn't happened. I can feel that extra tartar and junk are no longer hanging on my teeth. I can also see my teeth are whitening up. Three days of this product and it's already a game changer!" —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

2. A wine stain removing spray that'll help avoid any nights out from going sour. I'm not sure who trusted me with a glass of merlot, though.

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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. This takes care of any stain so fast and 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 $6.

3. A pumice stone for the easiest and fastest way to get rid of stubborn hard water stains on your toilets, sinks, or wherever else has fallen victim to "I'll get around to it... eventually" cleaning.

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Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase...well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

4. A sleeve of Cosrx pimple patches, because these will cancel acne faster than you can say pop. These drain zits overnight so you can avoid scarring, picking, and any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout.

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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. Learn all about these bad boys in These Pimple Patches Are Magical And BRB I'm Buying 20 Packs Of Them!

Promising review: "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.

5. A duo of blind spot mirrors so no tight parking job is too intimidating. Just don't ask me to parallel park.

Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.49.
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Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.49.

6. A bottle of Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo that'll hit the reset button for dull, damaged hair. Just a weekly rinse with this will remove dulling residues (hello, styling products) and bring your mane back to its previous shiny state.

Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly and definitely gets rid of buildup. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner; let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —Nicky C.Get it from Amazon for $4.83.
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Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly and definitely gets rid of buildup. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner; let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —Nicky C.

Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

7. A cheaper-than-cheap liquid eyeliner for spending a whopping $2 on a what's already a cult-fave. You'll feel just about as sharp as this makes your wings.

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If you like super opaque coloring, this is your new BFF. Plus it's pen-like applicator makes ~winging it~ easy even for us rookies.

Promising review: "If you're considering buying it just buy it now. I love dramatic eyeliner so I wanted an opaque liner that wouldn't be virtually see-through. I wear eyeliner everyday (I can't go without it) and this is my favorite. The price is amazing so that I can go ahead and stock up on a bunch. When removing this, it doesn't smear everywhere." —Maya

Get it from Amazon for $1.46.

And be sure to check out our top picks for the best liquid eyeliners on BuzzFeed Reviews!

8. A pair of ProFoot heel inserts, because if you have plantar fasciitis or just really #*)@$ uncomfortable shoes these will help take a *load off* by absorbing shock and taking the pressure of your heels.

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Promising review: "I have spent BIG $$ on many products, special socks, gel insoles, a night splint, tapes, and on top of that oral steroids to relieve my foot pain. But these cheap little insoles have worked WONDERS and my pain is instantly relieved and it helps all day long. I really recommend these to anyone suffering from PF." —Jen

Get them from Amazon for $6.95.

9. A bun-making tool so you can rock the messy-chic look without actually trying (which ironically takes a lot of effort). Why yes, I just woke up like this.

Get it from Free People for $8 (available in three colors) or a similar two-pack from Amazon for $4.99.
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Get it from Free People for $8 (available in three colors) or a similar two-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

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

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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.

11. A tub of the cult-fave Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask for waging war on tough (even cystic) breakouts and actually winning this time. No matter how deep your acne goes, this mask will clean out your pores like there's no tomorrow. Seriously, Hoover called and they're looking for their vacuum back.

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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 crazy 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.

Get it from Amazon for $9.30+ (available in three sizes).

12. A jewelry cleaner solution, because this will bring diamonds, birthstones, gold necklaces, and WHATEVER back to life. They were expensive, so you deserve to have them shine forever!

Promising review: "This is absolutely the best jewelry cleaner hands down! I have a ton of jewelry — a diamond tennis bracelet, 14-karat rings and earrings, precious stones, pearls, and vermeil, too. I cleaned my expensive pieces, and they sparkled like they never have. I was in awe. The one piece that sealed the deal is a Sleeping Beauty turquoise and diamond ring I have. The diamonds are okay quality, but after cleaning it, it shimmers and twinkles like it never has. This cleans vermeil beautifully, too!" —tammyGet it from Amazon for $7.95.
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Promising review: "This is absolutely the best jewelry cleaner hands down! I have a ton of jewelry — a diamond tennis bracelet, 14-karat rings and earrings, precious stones, pearls, and vermeil, too. I cleaned my expensive pieces, and they sparkled like they never have. I was in awe. The one piece that sealed the deal is a Sleeping Beauty turquoise and diamond ring I have. The diamonds are okay quality, but after cleaning it, it shimmers and twinkles like it never has. This cleans vermeil beautifully, too!" —tammy

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

13. A roll of eco-friendly, reusable bamboo towels so you can both nix overspending on regular paper towels and clean up messes a whole lot faster thanks to the absorbent material. AND these are good for the earth! Everybody wins.

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They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

Promising review: "I frickin' love this. These are great for those times you need a paper towel but don't want to create all the waste to throw it out. They're definitely a lot thicker than a normal paper towel, but function just as well for being easy to crumple up or soak up liquid. I've found these especially helpful for tasks that used to waste a lot of paper towels because towels didn't work for it: like cleaning the litter box, cleaning the bathroom, placing in the microwave to catch spills, cleaning up pet messes, and so on. I've already run some of them through the wash probably five to seven times and they remain just as useful as before." —Caz

Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

14. A lightweight, long-lasting face powder that'll make sure oily T-zones, acne, and scars are basically nonexistent from the minute you put it on. If 24/7 shine control and steadfast makeup sounds good to you, then you just found yourself a new best friend.

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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 $6.67+ (available in six shades).

15. A quirky cable accessory to prevent your precious phone cords from disconnecting or damaging (frayed wires = heartbreak). And no, they won't judge how many hours you scroll through Instagram.

Promising review: "I got this in the dog, sheep, and whale shark for my mom, little brother, and myself and we all love it. They are so cute like the pictures and they’ve been preventing the charging cord from breaking which always happens with my Apple cords." —esmailclGet them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 17 styles) from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 18 styles).
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Promising review: "I got this in the dog, sheep, and whale shark for my mom, little brother, and myself and we all love it. They are so cute like the pictures and they’ve been preventing the charging cord from breaking which always happens with my Apple cords." —esmailcl

Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 17 styles) from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 18 styles).

16. A bottle of Bio-Oil, because it's essentially a one-step solution to gently exfoliating your way to an even skin tone. Acne scars? Stretch marks? I don't know her.

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It's even hypoallergenic, so sensitive skin can also use this! It's also great for uneven skin tones, fine lines, and dehydrated skin. Its formula is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base that'll both moisturize and heal unwanted marks over time. Plus it's non-greasy so it won't clog your pores! Learn more about Bio Oil!

Promising review: "I put this on at least one to two times daily since I received this two weeks ago. I use it on my belly where I have stretch marks from my pregnancy and I also use it on my face. It helps moisturize my dry skin. I can tell my face is clearing up from my months-long acne breakout AND I use the oil on my underarms after I get out of the shower to try and lighten them up. It's helping my discoloration on both my face (from my acne) and underarms and I feel like my stretch marks look different, as well. I'm very impressed with this product." —Valerie

Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

17. A pet hair removal glove so you can a) have a good excuse to pet your dog or cat for hours and b) save your couch from the current layer of fur decorating it. ~Furry chic~ is not in, sorry.

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AND it's machine-washable. Check out proof for yourself!

Promising review: "My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur 'against the grain' which he would never do. Today was the first time I did that and you can see from the pics (above) how much fur I got. Love it!" —Alicia Mead

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

18. A pack of super-thick hair bands that'll successfully hold especially heavy, curly, and full hair. If you spend every day battling to keep your ponytail in place, prepare to be SHOOK.

Promising review: "Life saver of a hair tie. My hair is a couple inches short of four feet long, and my wife said these are the only ones she would use on my hair. No matter how far they are stretched, they shrink right back down to size. I'm a roofer and even with the wear and tear of everyday work, they are very durable." —716ickoGet a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in three color combinations).
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Promising review: "Life saver of a hair tie. My hair is a couple inches short of four feet long, and my wife said these are the only ones she would use on my hair. No matter how far they are stretched, they shrink right back down to size. I'm a roofer and even with the wear and tear of everyday work, they are very durable." —716icko

Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in three color combinations).

19. A stainless steel spinner ring for always having something *on hand* to fidget with instead of picking at your cuticles (or whatever you do when bored or nervous).

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!" —KGLGet it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4-11 and in six colors).
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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 4-11 and in six colors).

20. A rust stain remover to get anything from old toilets to sinks back to shiny and new in just a swipe — no pricey renovations needed here.

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Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

Get it from Amazon $5.48.

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

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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 makeup. 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!

22. A bottle of Elizavecca pore-control serum with a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid so enlarged pores and irritated skin are coaxed back to a clear complexion before you can even THINK about picking at blackheads.

Promising review: "I bought this initially because I thought the little pig was cute. This is the best beauty product I have bought in a long time. It has made my irritated, flaky skin so soft and smooth. It feels a little sticky when first applied, but give it a couple of minutes and you won't feel any residue. I have super oily skin in the summer, and this does not make it feel oilier. I am a customer for life." —Nashvegas GirlGet it from Amazon for $9.20.
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Promising review: "I bought this initially because I thought the little pig was cute. This is the best beauty product I have bought in a long time. It has made my irritated, flaky skin so soft and smooth. It feels a little sticky when first applied, but give it a couple of minutes and you won't feel any residue. I have super oily skin in the summer, and this does not make it feel oilier. I am a customer for life." —Nashvegas Girl

Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

23. A pack of metal straws that'll help save the freaking turtles! But if you need more of a reason: They're reusable, keep drinks cool as you drink, AND fit into most tumblers (like Yeti and Ozark cups).

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There are four bent, four straight, and two cleaning brushes. And they're dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I love drinking from stainless steel flasks and the straws keep the water nice and cold all the way up! The curved option straw is great for larger flasks so the straw doesn't fall into the flask. The scrub brushes are great." —Teresa

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $6.59.

24. A pair of cotton spandex leggings for cheaply scoring your new seasonal go-tos. Will you wear these every day for the next four months straight? ....Absolutely.

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Promising review: "These are so comfortable! They definitely held up during my sometimes brutal training/workout sessions. I loved them so much I ordered a pair for my daughter, and a pair in the darker gray color!" —Bridget

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 13 colors).

25. A tube of L.A. Girl concealer, because for $4 this will redefine "out of sight, out of mind" by making breakouts, dark under eyes, WHATEVER disappear in a minute flat. Did I mention it's available in ~26~ shades?

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Promising review: "For being $3, this concealer is frickin' amazing. It's better than some of the expensive concealers I’ve purchased. This has amazing coverage and lasts all day!" —M. Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $4 (available in 26 shades).

26. A set of soft silicone cleansing brushes so you can seriously make the most of your favorite face wash. These are covered with super soft bristles to say adieu to dirt, oil, and makeup and go to bed with a nice, fresh face. Residue? Never heard of it.

Promising review: "I've seen these online and thought I'd give them a try. I'll never wash my face without these again! I have a pretty in-depth skin care routine and this these little wonders cover the missing piece. The silicone is super soft, and they're ergonomically designed and easy to hold. I'm actually using less face wash now. I highly recommend and for the price you can't beat it!" —G. PathakGet a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I've seen these online and thought I'd give them a try. I'll never wash my face without these again! I have a pretty in-depth skin care routine and this these little wonders cover the missing piece. The silicone is super soft, and they're ergonomically designed and easy to hold. I'm actually using less face wash now. I highly recommend and for the price you can't beat it!" —G. Pathak

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

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