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    Updated on 2 Jul 2020. Posted on 2 Jul 2020

    25 Things You Can Buy For Less Than $40 That Will Upgrade Your Life

    Can't wait to splurge without actually splurging!

    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 handheld milk frother, so you can finally enjoy Dalgona coffee without your arm aching for three days after.

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    To use this frother, you literally just have to hold it in your milk for a minute and ta-da! You've got creamy, delicious froth. It's also perfect for making matcha green tea lattes. You're welcome.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.08.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. This avocado tool that will make munching on delicious avo's 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 $13.96.

    5. This humidifier and diffuser, so you can create a safe and snug environment, ideal for relaxing and going to bed.

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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.

    6. This car air vent phone holder, so you don't have to worry about a suction cup falling onto your dashboard every two minutes.

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    This bracket is compatible with all the latest iPhones, Samsung phones and most Androids. It will cling securely onto your car vent, so you can easily access your maps and answer calls hands-free.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    7. 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 $32.80.

    8. These deodorising bags to throw into your laundry hamper, which will keep unpleasant odours at bay.

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    These bags absorb excess moisture, so they'll also keep mould and mildew caused by your sweat at bay. It's perfect for gym shoes, but can also be used in closets, cupboards and drawers to keep clothes fresh and clean.

    Buy a two-pack from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    9. This affordable hair dryer to get your locks nice and dry because even at home, nobody likes wet hair.

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    This hair dryer has three heat and two speed settings so that you can dry to your preferences. It's also super lightweight, so you won't get that irritating wrist ache after drying.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.

    10. These salon quality scissors, so that you can give yourself a trim without damaging your hair follicles by using craft scissors.

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    These scissors are made from Japanese stainless steel and they feature comfortable finger rests, so you can snip away with absolute ease. Just don't accidentally cut too much off!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    11. This phone tripod, so that you can finally start up that YouTube account you've always dreamed of.

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    This tripod has flexible arms, so you can adjust the phone to any angle. It also includes a ring light, so that you look your best for your fans. Plus, the ring light can be changed from warm to cool and bright to dim, depending on the time of day or the type of lighting you want.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $36.99.

    12. 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 $8.99.

    13. This LIFX Mini LED bulb, so you can set up customised mood lighting for different phases — which is especially helpful now that your entire day is spent in one place.

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    This LIFX bulb allows you to control the temperature and brightness of your lights, so you can set it to dim when you're ready for bed — you can even set it to brighten with the sunrise, for a gentler nudge out of your slumber.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    14. This laundry hamper, that can actually be used as a punching bag if you feel so inclined.

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    If you're someone who likes to put off laundry day for as long as possible, getting yourself a space saving and aesthetically pleasing hamper is a must. This one is made of super durable polyester canvas (you can actually punch it!) and it's compactable, so when it's not in use you can pack it away with ease.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    15. 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 $10.95.

    16. This snail essence that sounds a little weird, but will leave your skin feeling the most moisturised it has ever been.

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    This serum is perfect for dehydrated and damaged skin and can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $26.90.

    17. 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.

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    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.

    18. 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, suck out all the impurities, then rinse your face with cold water to tighten everything back up!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    19. This body fat scale that you can connect 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.

    20. These UGG slippers that are an excellent and cosy alternative to putting shoes on, now that you don't need to leave the house.

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    These slippers are unisex, non-slip and the perfect companion to your morning routine, be that a stroll in the garden with a coffee or a trudge to your fridge for last night's pizza.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.99 (available in sizes EU36-EU43 and six colours).

    21. These stretchy silicone lids that are leak proof, heat proof, highly durable and will fit on virtually anything.

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    I know I'm not the only one who can never find a lid that fits my containers. These lids are the answer to ALL of those problems. They're made from 100% food grade silicone and are refrigerator, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Buy a set of 10 from Amazon Australia for $17.95.

    22. This jade roller, which will cool your skin and decrease puffiness when used chilled.

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    This roller is made from 100% natural jade and contains anti-aging properties. It features two rollers — one large one for your cheeks and forehead and a smaller roller for harder to reach areas.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.81.

    23. 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 super affordable little tool is for you. This little device works on all windows and glass and it's super chic looking, so you can install it in your shower and keep it there without anyone raising an eyebrow.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.03.

    24. 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.

    25. And finally, these earphones for sport that will take your workout game to the next level.

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    These earphones are sweat and water resistant. Plus, they're designed to workout with, so they have a super secure fit and won't fall out every three seconds.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    You, when your parents ask you where all your money went.

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