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    29 Products Under $20 That Will Change Your Life For The Better

    From super effective cleansers, to kitchen tools you'll never want to live without.

    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 cleanser by The Ordinary, that'll remove dirt and makeup without compromising your skin's natural oils.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Okay, if you're looking at this cleanser and thinking, 'Wow, she looks like a plain Jane,' — I feel you, because that was me when I received this product. But, as the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover because this Squalane Cleanser from The Ordinary packs a punch. It's got a super interesting formula that you rub between your hands, which changes the cleanser from a balm-like consistency to something more clear and oil-like. There's most likely some sort of science behind it, but whatever it is, all I know is that this product does a thorough job of getting all those nasties off your face and leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.

    Although I don't have sensitive skin, I think this would a really good product for those who do because it's both soap-free and doesn't have a scent. Overall, it's just a no-fuss sort of face washer that gets the job done very well!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $13.90.

    2. 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.

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    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 — 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 $7.82.

    3. This Audible subscription, that will give you monthly credits to use towards whatever book you want, including these podcasts and short two-hour audiobooks, which you can finish in just one week — depending on how often you listen.

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    A lot of us have come up with little rituals in the morning to replace our morning commutes with, be it a run to the cafe for a coffee or a walk down the street to get the blood pumping and our bodies ready for the day. These shorter audiobooks are perfect for that.

    You can listen to inspiring thought starters like The Space Between by Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, Tame Your Inner Critic by Clare Bowditch or even The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku to get yourself ready for your day.

    Get Audible from $16.45 a month.

    4. These Cosrx acne pimple patches for when your skin acts up at the worst possible time.

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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.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy it from YesStyle for $5.68.

    5. These cleaning brushes that will help you get everything cleaner, faster.

    Amazon

    These brushes will ensure you get to every nook and cranny in your kitchen, bathroom and anywhere else that needs a good scrub. There are three levels of softness, so that you can ensure you're using the right bristles for the right surfaces and avoid causing damage.

    Buy a set of three with varying brush strengths from Amazon Australia for $17.69.

    6. This makeup bag that's perfect for those of us (ahem — 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 $12.76.

    7. This webcam cover, so you can pick your nose as often as you want without worrying that you haven't exited a conference call.

    Amazon

    This itty-bitty webcam cover gives you an added level of security, allowing you to access your laptop's camera with a simple swipe of your finger. A strong adhesive allows for easy application and red detailing indicates when the camera is exposed. Plus, with six in this set, you can apply one to every device in the house.

    Buy a pack of six from Amazon Australia for $9.59.

    8. 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 — 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 — 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 — I can confirm — 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."

    Julia Willing

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

    9. 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 — it's basically a small, manual food processor."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

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

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    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 $3.16.

    11. This scalp massager, which will not only reduce stress, but increase blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.

    Amazon

    This ergonomically-designed scalp massager will make easy work of shampooing your hair. Made of environmentally-friendly silicone (flexible!), the use of this brush will relieve tension and improve hair health.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $7.59.

    12. 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 $7.95.

    13. This knife-sharpening stone, because there's quite literally nothing worse than using a dull knife, don't @ me.

    Amazon

    Set on a bamboo base, this premium whetstone is all you need to keep your knives in tip-top shape. All you have to do is wet the stone, then slide your blades flat against it, using the mud that forms to sharpen the edges.

    Buy for $49.99 from Amazon Australia.

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

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    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 $16.99.

    15. This kitchen cabinet paper roll dispenser, which will free up space in the cabinet under your sink.

    Amazon

    This durable and rust-resistant roll holder will hook to shelves and cabinet doors, freeing up cabinet space that can go to other household essentials.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.90.

    16. This Pixi skin tonic that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

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    This toner contains rose water and elderflower to reduce redness, soothe, rehydrate and refresh your skin. It's cruelty and paraben-free, plus, it's suitable for all skin types.

    Buy it from Beautopia for $19.50.

    17. 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.

    18. This Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara, which will give you impossibly-feathery lashes without extensions.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Full disclosure, I'm a huge mascara snob. Ever since I first tried designer mascara in the ninth grade (thanks, Sephora gift card!) I've been hooked. So when I tried Maybelline's Falsies mascara, I was shook by its amazing quality — it trumps even some of the crème de la crème of the industry that I previously SWORE by.

    This is the softest brush I've ever felt. Seriously, Maybelline — what is this made of? Angel feathers?! Plus, its curved handle is cleverly designed to grab each and every lash for an even and natural-looking finish. It even bends to move with your lashes and successfully avoids clumping! I have never (not once!) battled with a clump when using this lifesaver. This is truly the first mascara I've tried that works perfectly the first time."

    Emma McAnaw

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.97 (available in two colours).

    19. This delicious take on lamingtons by Koko Black that will have you salivating basically immediately.

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    Aussie chocolate gods Koko Black have released a range of chocolates that pay homage to our beloved classics and you can't go past these renditions of the iconic, chocolate and coconut treat. Their lamington slice features a delicious mix of 73% dark chocolate, chocolate mousse and fruit jelly dipped in chocolate then sprinkled with — you guessed it — coconut.

    Buy it from Koko Black for $15.90.

    20. This gel nail polish base and no-wipe top coat, so you can give yourself a gel mani at home.

    Amazon

    Gel nail polish just tends to last longer, plus it looks shiny as heck and will brighten up your day when you feel sad about having to stay inside. There's also so many gel nail colours to choose from and powders to experiment with, so put on a nail art video and waste the hours away!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    21. 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 $4.63.

    22. 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 $11.99.

    23. This liquid latex, peel-off skin protector, which will make keeping your designs clean and crisp a cinch.

    Amazon

    I imagine like me, you are currently tracing your nail with an earbud soaked in polish remover, or even (shock horror), waiting for messy polish to be washed off over time. Well, no longer need you be so inefficient — simply apply around your nail, wait a moment to dry and once polish or nail art has been applied, peel off in one go!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.49.

    24. 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 360° 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 — 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."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    25. These air-purifying bags, which will absorb all the stink from your shoes after your workout.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    These small bags of bamboo charcoal not only eliminate funky smells (which, let's face it, is the main reason you're interested in this), but also prevents mould, bacteria and mildew building up after a particularly sweaty work out.

    Promising review: "I tried them first on my favourite black boots that I wear daily. They had started to smell a little musty and the odour was beginning to transfer onto my socks. Overnight, the smell had completely disappeared, leaving only a leather scent behind. To say I was shook is an understatement."

    Yi Yang

    Read more on these brilliant bags here.

    Buy a pack of two from Amazon Australia for $14.95.

    26. This phone tripod that'll make binge watching TikTok's while making dinner so much easier.

    YesStyle

    These three-legged tripods are not only adorable, but they're perfect for keeping your phone steady while you watch videos, or even while making your own. It's also perfect for taking those perfect Instagram shots when you don't have anyone to take them for you, just set your phone camera to self timer and pose away.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $7.94 (available in five colours).

    27. These face and eyebrow shavers, which will allow you to painlessly shave all those hairs that are spontaneously bursting out of your face.

    Amazon

    Look, I don't care if it makes me a baby, but I can not tolerate the pain that comes from plucking or waxing brows. These lightweight razors allow for precise and easy shaping of brows, saving you the money (and pain!) you'd otherwise spend at the salon.

    Buy a set of three from Amazon Australia for $1.39.

    28. This can opener, which will safely remove the top of any beer or soft drink can, making mixing drinks easy and eliminating the need for drinking glasses.

    Amazon

    Safely removing the top of cans and not leaving any sharp edges, this can opener allows beer drinkers to enjoy the full aromas of their bevvies as if it were poured straight from the tap. Or, if you mix your spirits with cola, to do so without taking out glassware, leaving less mess for the Sunday morning clean up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.59.

    29. And finally, this eyelash and brow tinting kit, which promises to last for 1000 hours — 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."

    Gyan Yankovich

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

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