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    Updated on 5 Sep 2020. Posted on 3 Sep 2020

    21 Things Under $50 That Will Actually Change Your Life For The Better

    Bet you can't make it through this list without whipping out your debit card.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This headband that's not only super cute and soft, but it'll keep your hair out of your face during your bedtime skincare routine.

    YesStyle

    I never had to worry about my hair falling in my face until I decided to chop off my fringe to see what it would look like (quarantine, am I right?). I never actually thought about how annoying it would be for chunks of hair to fall on my forehead while I was trying to wash my face. Enter, this headband. It's insanely adorable and because it loops all the way around to the back of your neck, it'll stay put and you won't need to adjust it a million times.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $3.16.

    2. This car seat cover, which is perfect if you need to take your pup to the dog beach or park.

    Amazon

    Avoid scuffs, scratches, fur and dirt with this seat cover. It's waterproof, scratch resistant and has an anti-slip bottom to keep the cover from moving around while driving. The cover also acts as a dog hammock to keep your bestie safe while you're on the move.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $46.99.

    3. These reusable coffee pods by Crema Joe that are compatible with any coffee pod machine you already own.

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    If you're a coffee buff who cares about the environment, you're going to love these. This Melbourne-based company has created reusable pods that you can purchase, based on the machine your dad already has. From there, you can fill them with your favourite grind and you're good to go.

    You can read more about these incredible pods here!

    Buy a starter pack from Crema Joe for $25+.

    4. This bag of Melbourne Breakfast tea from T2, so you can indulge your senses and get cosy with your favourite book or TV show.

    T2

    This tea is a blend of black tea and natural vanilla flavouring and trust me, it's the most delicious thing you'll ever smell. It's perfect for the morning of a calm day or to have at night, curled up with a book before bed.

    Buy a tin of 60 teabags for $38, or 250g tin of loose leaf tea for $38.

    5. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect if you're tired of constantly getting your wires tangled when you're attempting to work out in your tiny apartment.

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    These earbuds run for four hours per charge and have smart touch technology, so you can control your tunes and answer calls without reaching for your phone.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love the convenience of not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.39.

    6. These kitchen shears for when breaking out a knife feels like too much effort.

    Yesstyle

    There are so many cooking tasks that are usually done with knives and chopping blocks that can be substituted with scissors. Whether you're cutting up herbs, food packets or meat, they're a definite time saver. These ones have a built-in bottle opener and nut cracker.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $12.60

    7. These period panties which will eliminate any need for tampons and pads — and good riddance, am I right?!

    @modibodi / Via instagram.com

    You can choose from five ranges of absorbency, depending on your period needs, as well as five different styles, so that you're absolutely comfortable — no matter what time of the month it is.

    Buy it from ModiBodi for $23.50 (available in sizes 6-18)

    8. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.

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    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed.

    They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times. You can get the remover cloths in black or white on Amazon, or you can get them in dark red from the Face Halo website.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $30.

    9. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that I encourage you to try if you have problematic skin.

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    This mask draws out all the gross gunk that's been caught in your skin. Just mix a bit of the powder with some apple cider vinegar and you'll be all set.

    You can read all about how magical this stuff is here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.80.

    10. These tights by Aussie company, LSKD that will become your favourite gym buddy in an instant.

    LSKD

    These tights are made with a special four-way stretch fabric that will ensure no matter what way you twist and turn, you'll be comfortable and covered. This also means you won't have to worry about anyone catching a glimpse of your undies when you drop a squat.

    Buy it from LSKD for $80 (available in sizes 6-16)

    11. This rotating makeup organiser, so that you don't end up buying the same lipstick shade three times because it's fallen to the back of your drawer.

    Amazon

    This organiser has multiple compartments, so that you can customise your product display based on everyday vs. night out use.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    12. These hyaluronic acid and coconut water infused Garnier eye tissue masks that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and hydrate your skin — perfect for the morning after you stayed up way too late watching YouTube videos.

    @garnierau / Via instagram.com

    Promising Review: "The first thing I love about these is the price. I love these pillows of self care, that have a small amount of hyaluronic acid in them which helps alleviate puffiness. They also apparently contain orange juice for reasons unknown, but it sounds delicious. I pop these in the fridge and whack them on for 15 minutes in the morning, or at night before bed. Did I mention they are super cheap? Hence why they are always low in stock, so I get some every week."

    Jenna Clarke

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.37.

    13. This pack of reusable meal prep containers, because some delicious ready-to-eat meals waiting for you is a great incentive to get your day started.

    Amazon

    These containers are stackable for easy storing. Plus, they're microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. These ones are in a bento style, so you can keep your sauces and food separate, which will make them extra fresh when you dig in during your next meal.

    Buy a pack of 15 from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    14. These silicone toppers to keep your pipes clean, because the only thing worse than clogged drains is cleaning them.

    Amazon

    These covers are super easy to use and remove, so that you can ensure your drains are safe from any hair monsters that are threatening to grow in size.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    15. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses because if you've been feeling extra tired lately, it's probably because of all the screens you've been looking at.

    Amazon

    These glasses work by blocking out the blue light from your screens, which can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep. So, if you've ever noticed any of these symptoms, grab a pair ASAP.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.90.

    16. This all-in-one mandoline slicer, so you can save time when you're prepping your weekly meals.

    Amazon

    Why bother with a knife when you can buy a tool that does it all? Plus, it stores all the contents in a neat, little container, leaving no mess and a stack of perfectly sliced potatoes.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.95.

    17. This magic double-sided tape that doesn't leave any sticky residue on your walls or surfaces, but can be used to free up space in your kitchen or bathroom.

    Amazon

    This gel tape is super strong, but won't leave any trace on your walls, furniture or cabinets. It's washable and reusable too, so you can use it for as long as you want.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.99.

    18. This cord organiser, because I know all your cords are currently lying on the ground in a hot mess.

    Amazon

    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn thing to use to sort out your cables. Use on your bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you), desk and even your car.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.49.

    19. This no scrub gel stain remover that will destroy your mould and mildew problems — just don't use it on your ex, as tempted as you might be.

    Amazon

    There are likely stains on your shower wall you had no idea could be removed, but this gel will take care of them all — you won't even need to scrub! Just don't forget to wear gloves when you use it as this stuff is super potent.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    20. This hair mask by Matrix Biolage, which not only smells like absolute heaven, but will give you the softest, smoothest locks you can imagine.

    @biolage / Via instagram.com

    This hair mask contains aloe and passionfruit to nourish and rehydrate dry, damaged hair. Using it will also help tame volume and frizz, plus, if you're someone who suffers from knotty hair, using this mask weekly will help — A LOT.

    Buy it from Beautopia for $21.95.

    21. And finally, this foot peel mask, which will make your calloused and dry feet as soft a baby's bum in a week.

    Amazon

    I mean, I don't really want to picture it, but this exfoliating foot peel causes dead and crusty skin to fall from your feet over 7-10 days. Simply soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes, slip the mask on for an hour with socks over the top, remove, then rinse. Wait for it to work its magic over coming days, then voilá! Fresh and smooth feet.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

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    You, as you scroll down this list and realise how much better your life could be:

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