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    25 Affordable Products That'll Practically Pay For Themselves

    "This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S" β€” me to my new banana preserver.

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    1. This bath sponge that'll help you remove so much dead skin, you'll begin to wonder how you've been carrying it around for so long.

    YesStyle

    If you're familiar with Korean spas, you'll know how much they scrub to really get that layer of dead skin off your bod β€” leaving you with a glowing, gorgeous complexion. This sponge will give you the same effect right at home. I know, I know, it sounds gross, but trust me; when you start doing this, you won't stop!

    Buy it from YesStyle for $6.74.

    2. These Cosrx acne pimple patches that'll shrink even the most horrifying of blemishes, so that you can carry on living your best life.

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    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done. They're also very thin and barely noticeable when in use, which means you could even wear them out if you need to.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $4.75.

    3. This bag that promises to preserve the bunch of bananas you bought that you still haven't used for anything yet.

    Amazon

    When kept in the fridge, this bag will ensure that your bananas won't discolour and will stay fresh until they're ready to be eaten.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $7.95.

    4. This eco-friendly pet hair roller that doesn't need any sheets or refills, so you can use it again and again without having to break out the vacuum.

    Amazon

    You can use this roller on furniture, carpets, clothes and anything else in your house that gets covered in your furry friend's hair. This one also comes with a grooming glove so you can tackle that pet hair at the source.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $10.65.

    5. This posture corrector, which will fix the slump you inevitably get from sitting at your desk all day.

    Amazon

    I know I'm not the only one who, at the end of the day, feels aches and pains in my shoulders and backs from sitting at the computer. Without fail, my neck has slowly inched forward and I've slouched into my chair. This back brace is made of a breathable material, with extra padding applied to the armpit area for extra comfort. Eventually, you will have built enough muscle strength in the new, properly aligned posture that you'll no longer need it!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    6. This veggie cutter bowl, because I know the hassle of finely dicing produce is keeping you from adding them to your dishes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I do a lot of cooking, not only because I love to eat, but also because it's turned into my love language as a result of my heritage. One thing I've absolutely hated since day one is cutting up onions (there's a LOT of onions involved in Afghan cooking) and this baby has eliminated all of those quarrels. I can now make my dad's insanely delicious meatball curry without my hands stinking of onion juice for days afterwards. I also recommend it if you love to cook but haven't been able to perfect your knife skills yet β€” it's basically a small, manual food processor."

    β€”Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.98.

    7. This veggie chopper, so you can get those nutrients in without having to go at them with a knife for an hour.

    Amazon

    This vegetable dicer comes with six interchangeable blades and has a compartment attachment, so you can make a salad in record time and eat it straight from the chopper!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.95.

    8. This no scrub gel stain remover that will destroy your mould and mildew problems β€” 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 β€” you won't even need to scrub! Just don't forget to wear gloves when you use it β€” this stuff is super potent.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    9. This bluetooth eye mask, so that you can play your sleep sounds directly into your ears rather than bother your housemates with them.

    Amazon

    This eye mask is made with breathable velvet cotton fabric, so it'll feel super comfortable against your eyes. It features a nose pad design to block out light, so you'll be snoozing in absolutely no time at all without any distractions. The speakers are placed over each ear, so you can easily play whale sounds, or whatever else you need to relax.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    10. This electronic blackhead remover that will clear out your pores better than any mask or acne wash.

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    There are three suction settings on this device and it comes with three suction heads. To use this baby, place a hot towel over your face to open up your pores. Use the remover, then rinse your face with cold water to tighten everything up!

    Read all about how great it is here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.99.

    11. This vitamin C serum that appears on every single one of our best seller lists because that's how great it is.

    Amazon

    This serum is made from 11% hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and collagen to help with skin ageing, wrinkles and dark circles.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.99.

    12. This foot peel mask, which will make your calloused and dry feet as soft as 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 voilΓ‘! Fresh and smooth feet.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    13. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

    Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    β€”Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    14. These foam shoe inserts that help prevent blisters, which means you can actually enjoy wearing your favourite heels without worrying about limping for the duration of the night.

    YesStyle

    These foam inserts are perfect for breaking in a new pair of shoes or making a beloved pair more comfortable. Plus, they're great for making a bigger pair more snug and comfortable to wear. They come in seven colours, so you can pick a set that'll blend right into your shoe.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $3.03.

    15. This avocado tool that will make having avo on toast so much easier.

    Amazon

    Whether you want guacamole, smashed avo or just an easier way to get the flesh out of your avocados, this is the gadget for you. This tool includes a slicer, a cutter and something to get that slippery seed out with ease.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.95.

    16. This garlic press, that'll make adding the quintessential ingredient to every dish imaginable easy.

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    This handy little tool will help them mince or slice garlic with absolute ease, so that the next time you're whipping up a quick batch of herby bread, you can add it almost instantly.

    Buy it from Big W for $14.

    17. This makeup bag that's perfect for those of us (ahem β€” me) who have a hard time packing their makeup away after using it.

    Amazon

    This makeup bag uses a drawstring mechanism to open up and become a makeup mat, then closes to turn back into a makeup bag.

    Buy a two pack from Amazon Australia for $8.

    18. This cord organiser to keep your wires tidy, so that you remain tangle-free and fancy.

    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 $10.99.

    19. 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.

    See the full post on this crazy tape here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $10.99.

    20. This eyelash and brow tinting kit, which promises to last for 1000 hours β€” meaning no more colouring your eyebrows in every morning when you'd rather be sleeping.

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I used to go to the salon to have my brows done (I now shape them myself), I always looked forward to having my brows tinted more so than the actual wax/tweeze. After I started doing my own shaping, I figured there was no reason why I couldn't do my own tinting as well. I go between using the Brown Black and Black tints. My biggest tip is to leave the product on for around 20 minutes rather than the recommended 10. Although you might want to play it safe if you're hoping for a subtle look or it's your first time using the product.

    I find the tint lasts really well for around two weeks, then starts to fade. The kit is super easy to use and I highly recommend applying Vaseline on the skin around your brows and using a cotton tip to neaten up your tint and avoid staining."

    β€”Gyan Yankovich

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.96.

    21. These silicone face mask brushes, so you don't waste half your precious goo applying the mask with your fingers.

    Amazon

    These brushes are perfect for applying an even layer of face mask and they're suitable for use on sensitive skin.

    Buy a pack of two from Amazon Australia for $3.90.

    22. This makeup sponge holder that'll keep it fresh and dry, so you'll feel okay about bumping it against your face every time you put your foundation on.

    YesStyle

    I can't be the only one who often worries about how much bacteria might be living in my beauty blender because I don't dry it properly. This little tool is the answer to that. It's shaped like an egg holder, but completely open, so that your sponges can properly air-dry. Or you could just use it as an egg holder.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $3.99.

    23. These high-waisted workout leggings, which will solve the problem of where to put your phone when hitting the pavement.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    These tights are made of ultra-fine fibres that mimic the softness and durability of silk β€” so whether you're working out or sitting on the couch all day, your tush will remain comfy. The fabric is also super stretchy, so you'll be able to move in any direction you please without feeling any discomfort. Plus, it features a side pocket for your phone β€” so, you'll no longer need to stick it in your bra and let it get all sweaty.

    Promising review: "Every time I saw an ad for these tights I thought; 'Damn, her bum looks great in those'. And evidently that's my only requirement of activewear, because I finally caved and bought a pair in dark green. Let me tell you, these are seriously worth the hype. They're so comfy, they feel like silk on and β€” I can confirm β€” they DO make butts look great. I've done some high-intensity training in them already and they don't ride up, fall down, or cause a wedgie mid-lunge. They're ridiculously cheap too, so I'm going to load up on different colours. Treat yo' butt."

    β€”Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.98+ (available in 30 colours).

    24. This sink shroom, so that you don't have to worry about your drains clogging up from all the hair you're now shedding.

    Amazon

    This sink shroom fits into most sink and bathtub drains, working almost like a plug but only blocking the hair and gunk instead of the water.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    25. And finally, this magnetic phone holder for your car, because life's too short to deal with pesky phone cradles.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This phone holder comes with a magnetic disc that you can either stick to your phone or your phone case, for instant 360Β° GPS viewing ability.

    Promising review: "I have been through so many phone cradles. Time after time, phones will just fall after driving over a speed bump and not provide the security they promise. This magnetic device is brilliant β€” I never have to worry about my phone falling and can view the screen in both landscape and portrait mode with a single rotation. The base of the holder extends and tilts in any direction, making it perfect to use in either the driver or passenger front seat."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    You, realising you still have money left over for pizza after getting everything you want from this list:

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