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    Updated on 15 Jul 2020. Posted on 15 Jul 2020

    35 Products Under $40 That Honestly Should Cost A Lot More

    One for you, one for me.

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

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

    Buy a two pack from Amazon Australia for $12.97.

    2. 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.

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    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.

    3. This squeegee, so that the next time you shower, you can pretend you're auditioning for the part of "window cleaner" and end up with a sparkling screen.

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    If you're someone who wonders how in the hell their shower screen gets so foggy without actually doing anything about it, this affordable little tool is for you. This device works on all windows and glass, but it's not super ugly, so you can keep it in your caddy and give your shower doors a swipe every once in a while.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $3.25.

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

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    This tool includes a slicer, a cutter and something to get that slippery seed out with ease. Here are some delicious avocado recipes by Tasty that are automatically easier with this tool.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.50.

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

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    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 as well!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    6. These Cosrx acne pimple patches because you don't have the energy for a skincare routine, but also don't want pimples.

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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 makes them perfect to use during all your online catch-ups.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $4.99.

    7. This handy dandy vibrator that's as pretty as it is effective.

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    Look, buying a sex toy is a commitment and it's often super difficult to convince yourself to invest hundreds of dollars in one. If you've just decided to dive into the world of toys, or if you're a seasoned user looking for a new favourite, try this one on for size. It's fully waterproof, which means it can be used in the bath and shower without you worrying about electrocuting yourself.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    8. This magic double sided tape because the idea of being able to cut off a piece of tape and hang virtually anything, truly is magical.

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    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 extraordinary tape here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.18.

    9. This cast iron skillet that will make stove-to-oven cooking so much easier.

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    This skillet is one piece of forged iron and features lips on either side for easy pouring.

    If you're looking for inspiration on what you can make with your cast iron skillet, here are 21 recipes you can start with.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    10. 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 cleaner.

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    You can use this roller on furniture, carpets, clothes and anything else in your house that gets covered in your furry friend's hair.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    11. 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!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    12. This humidifier and diffuser, so you can create a safe and snug environment, ideal for relaxing before and during bedtime.

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    This diffuser has seven different light settings for you to adjust to your mood, two different mist settings and ensures 10-16 hours of mist, so you can turn it on before bed without worrying about it burning out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.99.

    13. And this set of essential oils, which you can use with it to create a sleepy cocktail that will calm you down and have you ready for bed.

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    This set includes lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, tea tree, sweet orange and peppermint, so you can create your own potions depending on what you need.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.29.

    14. This Vitamin C serum that will absorb right in and give you the glowing skin you've always wanted.

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    This serum is made from 11% hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and collagen to encourage anti-aging effects and minimises wrinkles and dark circles.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.99.

    15. This six-minute diary, that will allow you to focus on mindfulness if you're feeling a little out of your head with everything that's going on.

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    This journal encourages you to change your habits in order to achieve happiness, mindfulness and productive thinking. It's based on the mantra that just six minutes out of your day is enough time to assess where you're at and what you need to improve. It includes monthly check-in pages, habit trackers and weekly notes for your own thoughts and ideas, while giving you the information about positive psychology, self-reflection and changing habits.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.90.

    16. This time-marked water bottle, because water breaks are just as important at home as they are in the office.

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    One of the first things I noticed while working from home was the lack of water I'd been drinking. This one-litre water bottle indicates times throughout the day, so that you can turn drinking water into a habit. The bottle also tells you why you should be drinking water — which will hopefully guilt you into prioritising hydration.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.99.

    17. 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 $28.90.

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

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    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 $6.19.

    19. This palm dish brush that will make washing dishes your new favourite chore.

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    This brush is an excellent alternative to dish sponges, which often just end up getting all crusty and stinky. It comes with its own stand, to keep bristles dry and hygienic. The soap compartment is also great, because it means you don't need to keep the dish soap at your sink, saving space.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.

    20. This balloon-filled ball that will make fetch a lot more fun, even if you can only play it in your backyard.

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    This balloon cover is super durable and water-resistant, so you can have hours of fun with your fur baby without worrying about them swallowing something they shouldn't. It's compatible with latex balloons and comes with three, so you can play right away.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    21. This heated mouse pad because who deserves warm fingers on a Monday morning? YOU deserve warm fingers on a Monday morning.

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    All you have to do with this mousepad is plug it into any USB port and your fingers will be warm and ready to type in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $42.49.

    22. This drawer organiser, so that you can make sure your essentials are in reach when you're getting ready, eliminating the stressful period right before a virtual meeting when you look like a potato.

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    This organising tray has four sections you can divide your essentials into for easy access.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.25.

    23. This rechargeable sweater shaver, so you can get rid of the fuzz that randomly appears on your clothes.

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    This shaver works on cotton, wool, linen and even upholstery. You can also use it as a zero-waste lint roller! This one comes with two extra shavers, a cleaning brush and a drawstring bag for easy storage.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    24. This body fat scale that connects to your phone, so you can understand the ins and outs of your body.

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    This scale calculates things like your BMI, weight, bone mass, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, water weight and skeletal muscle.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.49.

    25. This pumice cleaning stone that will clean all your porcelain without scratching it up.

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    This reusable stone gets rid of those hideous dark yellow rings and hard water stains without scratching your surfaces. Plus, this one comes with a drain snake, so you can take care of that clogged up drain too!

    Buy a 12-pack from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    26. This handheld spiraliser, which you can use to instantly create gorgeous garnishes or even a low carb spaghetti.

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    This gadget comes with three graters, so you can customise your spiral. It also has a container attachment, so everything stays in one place. It's also super easy to use — all you have to do is set the fruit or veggie in and twist!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.

    27. These reusable cotton cloth bags that you can use to brew coffee and tea — or strain nuts when making dairy-free milks.

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    These bags are made from 100% natural cotton, are tear-resistant and are made from ultra firm mesh, so you'll only need to filter once without getting any unpleasant bits and pieces in your brew.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $6.99.

    28. This compact slow cooker that will help you finally tackle the absolute delight that is low and slow cooking.

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    You can use this slow cooker for three to four hours on high, or for eight to nine hours on slow. If you don't have time or just can't be bothered to make dinner after work, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and by the time you clock off, you'll have a delicious meal ready to eat. This one has three heat settings, including an auto function to ensure your food is perfectly cooked.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.

    29. 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."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    30. This huge pack of satin hair scrunchies that are ultra fashionable but wont damage your hair.

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    These satin scrunchies are super soft, so they won't be uncomfortable in your hair — plus, the strong elastic will keep your hair in that pony and out of your face if you use them while you sleep.

    Buy a pack of 50 from Amazon Australia for $28.99.

    31. This indoor thermometer, so that you can better understand your air quality and adjust it to your liking before bedtime.

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    This indoor thermometer has a magnetic back, so you can stick it to the fridge, or a tabletop stand depending on where you want it. It records humidity as well as temperature, so that you can ensure you're relaxing in optimum conditions at home.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    32. This dog harness with a clip on the front, so that you won't be dragged along the footpath during walks.

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    If your pup is super excitable when you take them on walks, opting for a harness with the clip on the front will keep them from dragging you along the pavement and instead encourage them to walk by your side, where they'll be much safer.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    33. 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.

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    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 — this stuff is super potent.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    34. This brush-cleaning set, so you can clean all your water bottles — as well as the wine bottles you're super keen on turning into candle holders.

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    This set includes two big bottle brushes to get into the inner curves and corners of your bottle, an extra long straw brush to ensure the inside of your entire bottle gets scrubbed, a spout cleaner that also cleans a teapot, plus a bottle lid detail cleaner, so you can get in there and make sure every inch is clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    35. And finally, this scalp shampoo brush that will detangle your hair and massage your scalp, which not only feels phenomenal, but will stimulate hair growth.

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    This shampoo brush is perfect for all hair types and when you get it into your roots, it'll boost your hair volume too! You can use it on dry and wet hair.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.95.

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