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

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    1. This silver pillowcase that kills 99.97% of acne-causing bacteria — which is pretty damn important when you realise that the average pillowcase has 1000 times more germs than a toilet seat.

    @emilielouisse / Provided by Silvi

    Silvi's groundbreaking, silver-treated pillowcase is here to save the day and literally eliminate pesky acne-causing bacteria. That's right — silver, like the jewellery metal. It naturally has antimicrobial properties, which basically means it zaps out bad bacteria on contact. Silvi's pillowcases are so effective, you can sayonara to breakouts, dry/oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads in as little as four weeks.

    Buy the sleep mask or pillowcase from Silvi on sale for $49+.

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


    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.

    3. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.


    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    4. This cannabis-derived skincare, which specifically makes use of hemp seed oil and CBD, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties and have even been shown to stop acne in its tracks.

    Hey Bud

    Look at this seriously impressive reduction of redness — a tell-tale sign of inflammation.

    If you really want to get into the ~science~ of it all, they do this by stopping excess sebum production which triggers inflammatory cytokines.

    Buy it from Hey Bud for $44.99+.

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


    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 $43.90.

    6. This pack of reusable meal prep containers, which will keep you from spending half an hour in the kitchen, wondering what to make for lunch.


    It's equally important to prep your meals when you're at home as it is when you're out and about. 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 $22.99.

    7. This Thayers Witch Hazel that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

    BuzzFeed / Anamaria Glavan

    This witch hazel is made from rose petal, aloe vera, vitamin E and witch hazel extract. You can also use it to remove makeup and it'll make your skin look clean and fresh AF.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read the full review for this product by AnaMaria here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

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


    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.

    9. This cork yoga mat, because stretching out your limbs is the closest thing to a solo massage you can get.

    Cotton On

    During self-isolation, I've been doing 10 minutes of bedtime yoga each night and not only have I become more flexible, I've found that my back and hips are less sore and I sleep much easier — which is amazing, considering my anxiety levels are currently through the roof.

    Buy it from Cotton On for $29.99.

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

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    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 $35.95.

    11. This self-groomer for your furry friend, which will allow them to brush themselves like the independent felines they are while keeping them from messing with your furniture legs.


    You can put these groomers on wall corners — or table legs with screws or double-sided tape for your cat's scratching needs. It'll also keep their fur in check, so you won't find it all over your furniture.

    Buy a pack of two for $13.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. 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.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    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 $46.99.

    13. This knife sharpener that will ensure your tools are in tip-top shape.


    This handheld device features three stages to prep your knife, sharpen it then polish it, so it's ready to go. It also comes with a cleaning brush, so you can keep your knives and their sharpener in great shape for ages.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.95.

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

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    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.

    15. 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.


    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 $13.50.

    16. This body fat scale that you can connect to your phone, so you can understand the ins and outs of your body if, like me, one of your goals for self-isolation is to get ripped.


    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 $41.99.

    17. This indoor thermometer that also measures humidity, so that you can better understand your air quality.


    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.

    18. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses because as much as we're trying not to, we're definitely spending a lot more time looking at screens.


    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.

    19. These Cosrx acne pimple patches that you can use during all your virtual meetings without anyone catching on to your beauty routine.

    BuzzFeed / Sarah Han

    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 $5.50.

    20. Or these Avarelle Acne Cover Patches that are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster) AND come in two shapes, so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "If you’re like me, an adult with acne you thought you’d be done with by now and have tried everything, skin care routines, accutane, drying lotion, rapid redness remover, toners, astringents, facials, masks, antibacterial prescription lotions, hormonal acne medication, etc. etc. etc. AND STILL HAVE ZITS, LOOK NO FURTHER! I put one of these bad boys on my chin, went to sleep, took off the now white and gross looking sticker and my skin was so nice underneath. It’s now been 24 hours since I removed that patch on my chin and I can still tell where the patch was and where it was not. I’m talking night and day. These things are amazing. Where do I get one for my whole face? No dry skin, no redness, no irritation, no stained pillowcases from benzoyl peroxide, no funky smells from alcohols or sulfur etc. Looks like a sticker, put it on your pimple. Go to bed, take off the sticker (which stays even in the most restless tossing sleepless nights), and your pimple is flat. Wow."

    — Shannon L

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $10.99

    21. This all-in-one mandoline slicer, so you don't have to spend heaps of time preparing your vegetables.


    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 $25.99.

    22. This photo printer, so you can finally make that collage wall you've been thinking about for ages.


    This photo printer is ridiculously easy to use. The size of the photos are perfect for sticking on the fridge or in scrapbooks and diaries. All you'll need is polaroid film and your phone and you can get printing!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.

    23. This hair strengthener by Olaplex, because we're all expressing ourselves with hair colour right now and I, for one, am HERE FOR IT.

    @olaplex / Via

    Whether you're doing e-girl streaks or bleaching your entire head, it's important to do it carefully, so that you don't actually ruin your hair. If you do, be sure to record it and tag Brad Mondo, so that I can watch his response. This Olaplex product is a treatment that should be applied before you wash your hair. Apply it to towel-dried hair and wait 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.99.

    24. This handheld body massager, because while we may tell ourselves that a couch is a viable working space, our back has other stories to tell.


    This deep tissue massager works all over your body and its cordless design means you can tackle your tense back muscles without fighting the cord. It comes with five interchangeable heads to target different parts of your body.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.99.

    25. 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 $19.99.

    26. This menstrual cup that will minimise waste as well as the ridiculous amount of money women are expected to pay for something they can't control.


    Menstrual cups are the best! They offer a zero waste alternative to pads and tampons, are chemical-free and seal your vag better than any tampon could — making it the best product if you want to avoid leakage. These ones are made from medical grade silicone, last for up to two years and offer a 12 hour safe, comfortable and odourless period.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $28.50.

    27. This coffee warmer that'll keep your cuppa fresh and warm, so you can enjoy it while gazing out the window, pretending you're in a music video and missing your ex-lover.


    You can plug this little gadget into your laptop and warm whatever you like, be it coffee, tea, soup or even a baby bottle. It's super easy to clean and compact, so you can take it wherever you want without any issues.

    Buy for $21.98 from Amazon Australia.

    28. This Vitamin C serum that will absorb right in and give you the glowing skin you've always wanted, even if you're the only one who will see it.


    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.

    29. These high-waisted yoga pants that will make your home workouts (or TV bingeing) so much more comfortable.


    These tights have two-way air circulation, so whether you're working out or sitting on the couch all day, your tush will remain at a comfy temperature. 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.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.98+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

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


    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.

    31. And finally, these resistant sports bands that will make training a little more fulfilling.


    These bands are perfect for improving mobility and strength. They're made from eco-friendly latex and can be used by beginners or advanced fitness buffs. There are five bands included, each with a different level of resistance.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.99.

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