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    18 Things Basically Everyone Needs

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


    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 $2.95.

    2. This ultra-light facial sunscreen by La Roche-Posay that's far less sticky than the regular kind.

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    It's perfect for throwing on in the morning before your makeup or you can get this version which has a slight tint to it — which is a perfect alternative to heavy foundation.

    The cream is SPF50+, has very high UVA/UVB protection and prevents premature skin ageing and long-term skin cell damage.

    Promising Review: "Living in Oz, I've learned that wearing sunscreen everyday is super important. This one by La Roche-Posay is my favourite because it's really light, absorbs easily into my skin and doesn't feel oily and thick. I wear this everyday under my makeup and haven't had any issues!"

    —Christelle Quillien

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.39.

    3. This magnetic phone holder for your car, so you don't have to worry about pesky phone cradles ever again.


    This phone holder comes with a stand and a magnetic disk that you can either stick to your phone, or put into your phone case for instant GPS viewing ability. It also comes with two magnets, which is perfect if you share a car with someone.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.95.

    4. This bag insert that will make it easier to find your things if you're someone who tends to carry a bigger bag.


    We've all thrown a card into our tote, only to realise that we need it to pay for our groceries, which then results in you holding up the entire line while you frantically paw through your stuff to find it. Don't be that person. Get this insert.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.99 (available in 18 designs).

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


    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 $25.99.

    6. These 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 a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $4.85.

    7. These colour-coordinated chopping boards, so cross contamination won't ever be a factor in your kitchen.


    This kit comes with four chopping boards, one for raw fish, one for raw meat, one for cooked food and one for vegetables. It's also super handy if you happen to share a kitchen with anyone that has strict dietary requirements.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $58.65.

    8. This work bag that would make Mary Poppins green with envy.


    This bag can hold a hell of a lot of things, so it's perfect to take to work or as a laptop bag the next time you travel. It's made of high density nylon fabric and the stitching is high strength, so it won't fall apart — even if you stuff it within an inch of its life. It also features a key attachment, so you won't lose your keys amongst all your other belongings.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $53.99 (available in six designs).

    9. These super affordable eye masks that will rejuvenate the sensitive skin around your eyes and leave you looking fresh AF.


    These eye masks contain hyaluronic acid and coconut water to hydrate the your skin. Keep them in the fridge for even more refreshment.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $3.49.

    10. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect if you're tired of constantly getting your wires tangled when you're commuting or working out.

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    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 now for $34.84 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This pre-seasoned cast iron skillet that you can make dinner and desserts in.


    This cast iron skillet has pouring edges and you can literally use it in so many locations — barbecues, induction stoves, broilers, ovens and anywhere else you can think of.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $44.99.

    12. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that will draw out all of your skin's demons — and imperfections.

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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 $23.99.

    13. This cold brew maker that you can keep in the fridge, so you can enjoy a cold cup of zoom zoom bean juice whenever you want.


    To make the coffee, all you need to do is insert coarse grounds, pour filtered water over and let it sit overnight. Then filter and serve the delicious drink come morning. *Italian chef kiss.*

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.99 (available in four different colours).

    14. This microwavable popcorn maker that will have you bidding farewell to packet popcorn forever.


    This popcorn maker is super easy to use and the best part is you can create your own fun flavours because you're making it from scratch!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    15. This time-marked water bottle so that you can keep on track with your hydration goals.


    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 $26.09.

    16. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses that will stop your eyes from getting super tired at the end of your work day.


    The blue light from your screen can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep. So, if you experience any of these symptoms, you should pick up these guys ASAP.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.90.

    17. This instant pot that will make even the laziest cook seem like a gourmet chef.


    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more.

    Buy a 3L Instant Pot from Amazon Australia for $189.

    18. This potato ricer that will give you silky smooth mashed potatoes every time.


    Whether you want to use mashed potatoes as a side dish, a soup ingredient or just to shovel into your mouth, this tool will make sure it's incredibly satisfying for all your senses. It also comes apart, so it's super easy to clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.

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