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    23 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    Just a few little things to brighten up these bleak winter months.

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    1. A tube of Cosrx's rice mask you can use as an overnight sleeping mask, wash-off mask, or just as a cream. You're a sleep away from hydrated, bouncy skin!

    I recently got a facial and the facialist recommended this overnight mask for dry winter skin — it's really great (not too heavy), and wasn't too greasy for my sensitive-combination skin. No more flakiness!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.55.

    2. The Little Women Cookbook, because even though I saw the movie several weeks ago, I am in no way over it. And crying into delicious homemade treats inspired by the novel itself sounds better than...just crying.

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    From blancmange to plum pudding to ~Hannah's pounded potatoes~ and ~Amy's lemonade~ PLUS anecdotes about Alcott and lovely illustrations, you'll want to share it with your sisters.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.44.

    3. A habit calendar so you can track daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to get you on the right foot. It's undated, so you can start any time!

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    It also has a brainstorming section so you can think up all the different things you'd like to be a little more accountable for. Each month has a different illustration and theme for suggestions too (for example, October is sleep-themed!).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.87.

    4. And a set of colourful pastel pens to make journaling, habit-tracking, taking notes in class, etc. more fun *and* more organized. Colour-coding is a beautiful thing.

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    They're also refillable and make from recycled bottles, so you can feel about skipping the single-use-and-toss pens!

    Get a five-pack from Amazon Canada for $15.

    5. A zipper puller for those mornings where you're reaching around the back to zip up that dress but simply CANNOT. Don't waste time tracking down your roomie — you can handle things now.

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    Just attach, step in, and zip!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    6. A telescoping foam snow broom specifically designed to move layers of the frozen white crystals OFF your car with ease — without scratching your windows or paint.

    And because it's telescoping, it won't take up too much space in your car. It also has two flashlights on the front for those dark winter mornings (sigh).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in five colours).

    7. An overflow drain cover so you can soak in a deeper (and therefore warmer) bath during these coldest months of the year. It just suction cups over the overflow drain so you can sit back and relax.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99 (available in three colours).

    8. A pair of scrubby gloves covered with silicone nodules to lather up and remove touch stuck-on food particles while protecting your hands from that hot, hot water.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    9. A two-pack of citrus peelers so you can enjoy your clementine, pomelo, or Sumo Citrus (my all-time fave) habit without having your hands smell like fruit the entire rest of the day.

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    They're dishwasher safe as well.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $8.32.

    10. A lavender and chamomile aromatherapy mist you can spray on everything and make your bedroom a ~Cave of Slumbers~ when you're staring up at the ceiling at 2:47 a.m. and chanting "GO TO SLEEP!"

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    It's made with all natural essential oils that'll help you feel calm and relaxed as you breathe it in. Spray it on blankets, pillows, clothes — you can even spray it on yourself!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    Or if acne struggles are also a concern, try a pillow spray designed to kill zit-causing bacteria so you don't have to change out your pillowcases as often. AND, thanks to its soothing lavender scent, you'll be off to a solid dose of beauty sleep in no time.

    11. A book of *supersized* New York Times Sunday crosswords for all the productive (exercising your brain!) procrastination you'll ever need.

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    How much productive procrastination, you ask? Let me quote the listing: "At one hour per puzzle (that's pretty fast!), eight hours of solving per day, it would still take two months of solid solving to finish this book."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.68.

    12. A stainless steel grooved bangle that'll transform a too-tight hair band (because everyone needs one with them always!) into a polished bracelet.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99+ each (available in three colours, and in a three-pack).

    13. A pack of two deodorant-removing sponges for when you switch shirts *after* your careful deodorant application. Ughhhhh those white streaks!!!!

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    And then I always try to get it off with a Kleenex, then I get little fibres all over. No, these sponges are a far smarter bet.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $26.46.

    14. A wine-tasting notebook if you're a burgeoning sommelier looking to expand your horizons — it has space to reflect and take notes on your favourite blends!

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    It has three sections: a notes section with guided points and ratings to make it easy for beginners or experts, a wine-tasting vocabulary with quick explanations of flavours and common wine faults, and a walk-through of how to take a tasting note in just a few short minutes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.

    15. A set of motion-sensing strip lights for installing effortless under-cabinet lighting, brightening dark closets, or lighting up creepy-at-night staircases.

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    They go on when you get within three metres, and turn off 15 seconds after you walk out of range. And they just stick right on — how easy is that?

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    16. An adorable planner that'll actually understand the amazing feeling that comes from cancelled plans.

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    It's broken down into 12-month sections, but they're undated so you can start it any time!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.32.

    17. A crêpe-making set complete with 12-inch nonstick griddle, wooden spreader, and spatula to ensure the lightest, thinnest crêpes outside of Paris.

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    One reviewer used it to make jianbing too — YUM.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    18. A stainless steel Sink Shroom from the makers of the cult-fave TubShroom that'll blend right in with your sink and keep *all* the pesky food remnants from clogging your drain.

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    That hollow black part in the middle? That's designed so the sink will still drain, even if you have a big pot blocking it!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    19. A light-up pen so you can jot down your dreams in the middle of the night without waking yourself up too much, or simply journal with the lights out without disturbing your partner or roommate.

    Image of a hand writing with a light-up pen in the dark.
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    Get a three-pack from Amazon Canada for $20.99 (available in blue and white lights).

    20. A handy dandy phone and tablet holder you can rest on the tray table while down or hooked on while folded up to watch your *own* downloaded flights and shows on any flight.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.87 (also available in a larger size for larger tablets).

    21. A compact personal heater so you can have a direct line of warmth streaming out to you from several inches or a foot away — even in your freezing office!

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    It's only six inches tall!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.04+ (available in four colours).

    22. A pair of silicone oven mitts that'll transform your hands into Mickey Mouse's.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $37.93.

    23. How To Bake, a cookbook from Paul Hollywood and his baby blues so your cakes, breads, and pastries will no longer be disastrous or over-baked. This bb has tips, tricks, recipes, and step-by-step photos to guide you on the way — hello Star Baker!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.66.

    Here's to becoming a wizard in the kitchen:


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