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    23 Things Under $25 That'll Upgrade Your Life

    Clever double shower hooks, a luxurious night cream, a multitasking car organizer, and more affordable finds to help you take it to the next level.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Ingenious double shower hooks that'll allow you to swap out just your curtain or just your liner without having to basically dismantle your whole shower setup every time. Let's leave the shower curtain struggles to the Bates Motel, shall we?


    Because yes, changing your shower curtain liner before these WAS a Hitchcock-level nightmare, thank you very much!

    Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar." β€”CASEINPOINT

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. Barilla ProteinPlus multigrain pasta, which is made with lentils, barley, oats, egg whites, and chickpeas to give it more fiber and protein than typical noodles β€” without sacrificing deliciousness.


    I'm a lazy/unskilled chef and a picky eater, which is not a great combo when it comes to nutrition. My doctor actually recommended this to me as an easy upgrade to the simple pasta I often pack for my work lunch. I love it! It's just as easy to cook as regular pasta, and I love knowing that I'm getting things like protein, fiber, and iron, which are, tbh, lacking in other parts of my diet. I also think it keeps me feeling fuller for a bit longer, which is a huge deal during the work day (with regular pasta, I'd usually feel really full and then suddenly ravenous a few hours later). Plus, the taste/texture differences really aren't that noticeable (if anything, they make it seem a bit more satisfying) β€” take it from super-picky me!

    Get a box of penne from Amazon for $1.89 and find more shapes here.

    3. A soft silicone bullet vibe that is waterproof, USB-rechargeable, and perfect for use alone or with a partner and has an ~orgasmically~ low price tag. It's proof good sex upgrades come in small, ahem, packages.


    It's got 10 vibration settings!

    Promising review: "Wow! This little vibrating bullet is strong and I absolutely love it! Not only is it tiny and easy to take on the go, but it's strong enough to please you for some solo fun or with your partner! I love the fact that it's waterproof so you can use it while in the shower or bathing for some extra fun! It's easy to charge and it charges quickly and lasts for quite a while. It is quite loud, but if you plan on using it in the shower the sound of the water drowns out the vibrating noise. It's easy to clean as well. Overall, I absolutely love mine and think it's an awesome addition to anyone's toy collection! I highly recommend!" β€”Caligirl5109

    Get it from Walmart for $9.98.

    4. A durable, leakproof car garbage bag complete with cupholders and a tissue box holder to make your car feel even more like your second home than it already does. And no, this caddy will not judge you for how much Taylor Swift you play or how many drive-through meals you eat, so it's the perfect travel companion.


    Promising review: "I was so sick of trying to stuff garbage into the tiny little drawers in my '99 Corolla and opted for this amazing product. This organizer has been perfect for me! The tissue compartment is one of my favorite parts. You velcro the box into the back of the organizer and fits perfectly. The cupholders are a nice size, and I love the garbage compartment!

    I put a small plastic bag in it so I can easily empty it. It closes as well, which I think is nice if you want to forget that you have trash in your car! I love this product so much and would recommend it to everyone if I had the chance! Edit: this lasted four years before the strap broke! It served me well!" β€”Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A super-spacious RFID-blocking passport wallet that'll honestly have everyone else in line at check-in and security marveling at how dang organized you are, you travel expert, you.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for the perfect travel wallet that can fit a lot of stuff but not look bulky and I think I've found it :). It's so difficult to find one that can fit all the stuff you need in one place. I love the color and material, and the design is very sleek. It has a lot of pockets inside for cash (bills and coins!), a pen, passport, IDs, and ESPECIALLY airline tickets! It's almost the size of a regular/medium greeting card envelope. It saves you the hassle of rummaging through your bag to look for what you need or having to take out a different kind of wallet for money and ID, etc. I'll definitely get one for my daughter or as a gift for someone who likes to travel organized and in style." β€”MoonMaiden_1980

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 35 colors).

    6. A quick-drying matte topcoat so you can give any mani a trendy matte finish without dropping major $$$ on a bunch of fancy polishes. Nailed it!,

    Promising review: "I purchased this to avoid buying expensive matte nail polish since I already own a ton of different nail colors. I've used it a few times and it works so well! It turns any very shiny polish into a gorgeous matte! The brush applicator is very easy to use and it's not thick, clumpy, or bubbly. I'm very happy with this purchase." β€”Angela Denney

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    7. A clever colander spoon that'll allow you eliminate a step (and your need for a colander) when cooking and make meal prep way less ~draining~.


    It's even got little hooks on the bottom so you can securely rest it on your pan! It's dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant up to 392 degrees.

    Promising review: "I've owned this for just over a month and I don't know how I lived without it! From spooning potatoes into boiling water without a mess to draining a full can of beans and far, far beyond, this scoop is a must-have in the kitchen. I find myself reaching for it every day. It has easily replaced the other spoons/scoops that I would usually use. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" β€”Jill Clement

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. The Glossier Zit Stick, a miraculous spot treatment that can help acne start to fade in as little as THREE HOURS. Plus, it's invisible once you roll it on and the packaging is super cute, so you can easily keep it in your bag for whenever a skin-mergency strikes.


    It's cruelty-free and made with benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and capryloyl salicylic acid (a form of salicylic acid that's not quite as harsh).

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer!! I've been using spot treatments for years and I've always found that they can prevent a pimple from getting worse, nothing more. The Zit Stick totally changed that. I had three zits the first time I used it, and by the end of the day they were all completely gone. It doesn't smell chemical-y or burn my skin, but it still works miracles. Absolutely amazing!!" β€”Sara

    Get it from Glossier for $14.

    9. A trendy-yet-versatile bodysuit you can swap in for your favorite tee to make tucking in your top without bunching a total breeze., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a shockingly awesome piece for the price! The material is thin and very soft, and the fit is excellent. I'm 5'4" and 190 lbs with DDs, and the XL is an excellent and comfortable fit. The snaps don't rub or pinch. It's great for layering or with a high-waisted skirt. I'm very pleased and will be ordering more colors!" β€”Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors and prints).

    10. I Am More Beautiful Than... – a LOL-worthy illustrated book of affirmations that will tell you a bunch of random things you are, in fact, more beautiful than. Because some days you just need to hear it.

    Forever 21

    Examples include "tree clip art," "a baby dolphin's love," and "a tattoo of a ladybug." I'm tearing up?

    Get it from Forever 21 for $7 (originally $9.90) or Amazon for $11.77.

    11. A chic convertible everyday bag that looks way more expensive than it is and can be carried as a crossbody or a backpack.,

    In addition to the top flap, it has a zipper closure to keep things secure.

    Promising review: "This bag was perfect for travel all around Europe. It holds my wallet, water, camera, iPad, and all my travel necessities. The fact that it doubles as a backpack and crossbody purse saved me from having to check it while touring certain historical sites where backpacks weren't permitted. I've received so many compliments on this bag and find myself reaching for it regularly now." β€”Whackadoo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream to help you give new meaning to the term "beauty sleep." Just smear some on your face before you hit the hay and let it work it's super-moisturizing, fine line-reducing magic.


    It's paraben-free!

    Promising review: "I bought this item when I ran out of the very expensive night cream I generally use. Boy, have I been wasting money. This cream is magnificent!!! This is the best night cream I have ever used. Every day, I wake up with my skin feeling smooth and looking smooth and supple. There is no dryness, oiliness, or shininess. This cream is pure luxury AND it's affordable. What more can you ask for? This is the only night cream you will ever need." β€”Michel-Ange Chevry

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    13. A honeycomb drawer organizer that's truly ~the bee's knees~. It'll help you maximize your drawer space and prevent you from ever spending a small eternity rummaging around for a matching pair of socks again.

    Promising review: "I am LOVING this product. Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. This is totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized and easy to I definitely recommend this product. The actual dividers are well-made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." β€”Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    14. A padded, racerback sports bra emblazoned with inspirational phrases from the Aerie x Aly Raisman collection that might actually make you excited to hit the gym. Plus, a portion of proceeds go to an awesome cause.


    15% of earnings (up to $75,000) are donated to Darkness to Light, an organization working to combat child sexual abuse through prevention education.

    Get it from Aerie for $17.46 (originally $24.95, available in sizes XXS-XL).

    15. A pack of super absorbent oil blotting papers that's small enough to keep in your pocket for touch-ups throughout the day. Grease is no longer the word.,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these blotting papers.

    Promising review: "I've been searching for something as effective as these for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean, and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face will be covered in oil. My T-zone is where I get especially shiny and oily. These are excellent. They pick up the oil quickly, leaving my face naturally matte-looking for hours. I'm pleased with the lightness of the sheets and the pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pocket. The first pic (on the left) is before I used one, and the second is after. I'm not wearing foundation. These are a must-have for anyone with oily skin." β€”Melisa

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (available in bamboo charcoal or green tea).

    16. An adorably handy magnetized cloud here to ensure you'll always remember your keys and look cirrus-ly cute doing it, too.

    It's got an adhesive back so you can stick it anywhere (but reviewers do say the adhesive is strong, so if you're renting or worried about your walls you may want to use a Command strip).

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. It hasn't lost any magnetism. It holds my keyring with my car keys, remote start, a USB, rewards/gift cards, house work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." β€”Mackenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    17. A collapsible Bluetooth keyboard to make working on your iPad on-the-go approximately a zillion times easier.


    Promising review: "Very SLEEK! It has a nice, clean appeal to it, which really compliments Apple products. I've been in the market for a wireless keyboard for a while and I was pretty sure I wanted the Magic Keyboard since it's what I'm used to, but the fact that I can travel with this one so easily was a huge selling point for me. It's incredibly lightweight and you can fold it to the size of a DVD, which makes it easy to drop it your bag and travel or go to the coffee shop. My work travels with me, so I really do need something that I can hook up to my iPad and get connected to get work done, and this works perfectly!" β€”techie94

    Get it from Walmart for $25 (available in two colors).

    18. A roomy can organizing rack that over 2,000 reviewers swear by for finally getting their pantry clutter under control once and for all.


    It can hold up to 36 cans or jars and comes with six adjustable dividers so you can fit different sized items in different sections. Plus, you can choose between two heights for each shelf!

    Promising review: "After extensive research, I decided on this can organizer. I really needed one because with two dogs and a cat, I have so many cans that I've been using the space under a tall, narrow table in my kitchen in addition to floor space and counter space for them. As soon as it was delivered this morning I put it together. It was very simple and only took a few minutes. The instructions are very easy to figure out. I was very pleased! No more boxes on the floor, no more valuable counter space taken up. It seems well-made." β€”G. Nevius

    Get it from Amazon for $20.87+ (available in three colors).

    19. The whimsical "Human Repair Kit" (aka travel first aid kit) from cute new first aid brand Welly, which is so cool-looking you'll actually remember to put it in your bag on your next adventure. And honestly, if you get a paper cut and then Instragram it, I wouldn't even judge you that much.


    It includes 30 bandages, three single-use packets of hydrocortisone (anti-itch) cream, three single-use packets of antibiotic ointment, and six single-use packets of hand sanitizer.

    Get it from Target for $8.99.

    20. A polished tie-neck top which, just like your fave tee, you can rock with everything from jeans to a pencil skirt to shorts β€” but it's way classier than a basic crewneck.


    Promising review: "I love everything about this top! It's super comfortable and the length is perfect." β€”Claude Raymond

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    21. A stunning wall tapestry to instantly tie any space together, no Bobby Berk-level design skills (or budget) required.

    The Home Depot

    Get it from The Home Depot for $20.61.

    22. A hella convenient iron and ironing board caddy that can be hung over a door or wall-mounted. Suddenly, two of the most space-hogging products in your home take up space? What is this sorcery?


    Promising review: "I don't know why I waited 14 years to buy this clever over-the-door ironing board and iron caddy! I was so tired of propping the ironing board up against the wall of my laundry room and putting the iron up in a cupboard nearby. Now they are both right there together. Even better, the caddy keeps the ironing board off the floor and prevents it from slipping or falling over onto someone. The caddy is a perfect design β€” it's lightweight and fits easily over standard-thickness doors. When company comes, I no longer have to haul out the two things and leave them in plain sight. They're readily available and discreetly stored in the laundry room." β€”*1Mumtaz*

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    23. And a set of cool claw clips to upgrade any basic pony or messy 'do into a full-on ~lewk~.

    Free People

    Get a set of three from Free People for $12 (available in four colors and shapes).

    Check out last month's roundup of things to upgrade your life for under $25.

    You, knowing you're unstoppable with all these awesome products:


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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