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    22 Products That'll Help Upgrade Your Life For Under $25

    Time to introduce the world to next-level you.

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    1. A double-ended screen cleaning tool that dispenses cleaning solution, disinfects, and polishes and can be used over and over again. Dusty, fingerprint-covered screens will be a thing of the past.


    One side is antimicrobial-treated and packed with enough cleaner for hundreds of uses and is refillable, while the other is an antibacterial-treated polishing cloth that can be adjusted and washed so it stays fresh.

    Promising review: "This product works very well!! I've used it on my phone, tablet, and computer screens. It's very simple to use — just wipe in on and wipe it off. The polishing cloth is adjustable so you always have a clean area on the cloth. The cleaning solution seems to last for a good long time, as long as you remember to put the cap back on as soon as you are done. Great idea! I'm going to order one for my mother." —J Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    2. A simple yet revolutionary habit calendar to actually hold you accountable for all the stuff you keep saying you're gonna do. It's got 12 months' worth of planning pages with space to track daily, weekly, and monthly habits and goals, plus it's made from recycled paper to help you achieve your goal of living a lil' more sustainably!


    There's also an activity at the beginning to help you brainstorm habits to track, and each month starts with a themed page (for example, "sleep," "gratitude," and "finances") with some words of wisdom and a suggested habit to try.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce stress and nail down some habits, and I've always done better when I can see progress tangibly. I'd been eyeing this calendar for some time, but was unsure if it was worth the money. I decided to go for it. SO glad I did. It has some 'homework' pages at the beginning to help you focus in on your goals, but mostly it's the cleanness and ready-to-go nature of the monthly calendar pages that have worked for me. It's helped me be more disciplined AND narrow my focus so I'm not worrying about doing everything under the sun each day. I liked it so much that I bought a second one for a friend. Another friend saw me using it and also made a purchase. I'm really happy I made the leap." —Flight of Stars

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    3. A glitzy and gorgeous ring that's secretly also a fidget spinner. One product that both makes my outfit cuter and helps me relieve some nervous energy? Yes please.


    Promising review: "So thrilled with these rings. I have to suffer through tedious meetings all the time and these really help me relax when I want to scream. Just bought another set for my daughter. They seem very well-made — the spinning mechanism is really smooth. Also, I was shocked by how pretty they are. If you have any issues with attention, these will be your new favorite thing." —Jennifer B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in nine styles).

    4. A two-piece wooden desk shelf to turn your desk from a mess of books, papers, and knickknacks in to a Pinterest-worthy example of organization porn.


    The part on the left, with the tall wall and perpendicular rectangular compartment is one piece, while the low shelf and open bookcase part on the right is another. You can separate them or squeeze them together however you want! Plus, it comes with everything you need for assembly, including a screwdriver.

    Promising review: "This shelf is so well made. The material is very solid and durable and really good quality. It was easy to assemble and aligned perfectly. So many of these I buy are cheaply made and don't align, so this one is top notch! Also it was much larger than I expected, but the double-shelf design allowed me to adjust it so it would fit. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a great shelf for their desk that's beautiful, easy to assemble, affordable, and sturdy!" —Jennie Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. A double-sided tongue scraper and brush, aka the oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Buh-bye, bad breath and aftertastes, I won't miss you.


    Promising review: "This is one of those tools that you don't know you need until you actually use one. I'd never used a tongue scraper until my sister introduced me to them. Why would I need one when I use my toothbrush to scrape my tongue, right? Using this tool gets so much grime and grossness out of your mouth and tongue that you didn't even know you had. Your mouth won't feel clean until after you've used it, period." —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $3.50.

    6. An ingenious laundry station stand to make pouring detergent a breeze and laundry (at least a little bit) less of a chore.

    Promising review: "I always had a problem with detergent dripping from the detergent bottle nozzle or coating the cap and then spilling when I pulled off the cap. I bought this and wouldn't go back. Throw the container on top, put the lid under the nozzle, and you're set. NO MORE MESS!!!!!" —Mr. Pibb

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    7. An adjustable posture corrector you can wear under your clothes, so you can train your body to stand tall and no one will be the wiser. After all, you're no ~slouch~.,

    Promising review: "I ordered this posture corrector because I slouch too much, and when I try to stand up straight, I feel like I overcompensate and it gets tiring. The reason I like this product is that when I have it on, it doesn't restrict my movements like a brace with a plate might. I don't feel like I have to put effort into standing straight, so I'm not getting fatigued even after wearing it for a full eight-hour day. I'm really pleased with my purchase — it's well-designed and easy to use, and i think will eventually fix my bad posture." —mdantes

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. A set of dishwasher- and microwave-safe silicone universal lids so you'll never have to fumble around for the right size lid while you've got hot oil sizzling everywhere — or wash a glass lid by hand — ever again.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $14.99 (originally $23.99).

    9. NYX matte finish setting spray, an amazingly affordable spritz that over 4,800 reviewers swear by for locking in their ~lewks~ like magic. Because you're not content to simply slay — it's gotta last all day.

    It's cruelty-free!!!

    Promising review: "This is the first time I've ever used a setting spray, but it was my daughter's graduation and 99 degrees outside. I sat outside for three hours in the heat! We went out to dinner and to the store before I finally got home to take off my makeup. I was a little shinier than before I left, but very happy with this spray!" —Jess Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    10. A time-stamped glass water bottle that'll cheer you on as you fulfill your resolution to actually drink enough water each day, and also fulfill your need for encouragement if you're a little ~thirsty~ for praise.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. I never drink enough water. Seeing the time reminder works so well! I've finally found a solution that works." —Stella

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $19.99.

    11. A roomy, space-saving tea organizer so you can banish bulky boxes for good and actually see all your flavor options when you go to brew a cup.,

    Some reviewers drilled holes in it or used Command strips to mount it to the wall!

    Promising review: "I have an ridiculous amount of tea (loose-leaf and bagged). This product worked marvelously! It lives up to its promise of holding over 150 tea bags (if you utilize the bottom drawers as well)! It looks very nice on my counter. I've even been able to stack my little tins of loose leaf tea on top and beside it to create a nice little tea corner." —jcbrown

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in three colors).

    12. A bar of fancy French shea butter soap without the fancy price tag that'll have you saying "Oui, s'il vous plaît" to it and "au revoir" to the sad white bar of drugstore soap currently in your shower.


    It's paraben-free and not tested on animals!

    Promising review: "I generally go through at least three bars of soap in a month. This soap has lasted the entire month and I still have a good-sized portion left. It hasn't broken into tiny pieces like my usual soap. It's also smells great and adds moisture to my dry skin. I'll be ordering more and trying the other fragrances. Great as a gift, too." —Kuda

    Get it from Amazon for $4.68+ (available in 29 scents).

    13. A ridiculously durable weatherproof notebook that you can use anywhere. It's got the ~write~ stuff to withstand the elements and the wear-and-tear that would send your other everyday carry items running for cover.

    Promising review: "I work on a farm and my memory is horrible. I've tried all kinds of pocket notebooks to help me keep track of what I need to do, but they kept getting ruined. I always keep it in my back pocket, so other notebooks would get all smushed, pages would tear out, and they'd get all sweaty. This is perfect for what I needed and I intend to buy more as needed. I thought it would feel kind of like dry erase but it doesn't. You can use pen or pencil on it, and it looks/feels exactly like any other paper. The binding and cover have stood up to me sitting on it every day and it has survived my sweat, sitting in puddles, and leaving it out in the rain." —atkinsak

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in five colors).

    14. An absolutely OMG-worthy nail polish-drying animal friend who's here to help your nails look zoo-tiful and ensure that drying your digits will no longer be the one part of an at-home mani you dread.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.95 (available as a monkey or a panda).

    15. A whimsical platypus scraper and spreader designed to help you get marsupi-all of the goodness out of the bottom of a jar or tub. Don't want a single drop of deliciousness to go to waste? This'll fit the ~bill~.


    Promising review: "Just looking at him makes me smile :-). So far my Splatypus has mastered peanut butter, chocolate spread, and has delved into butter, too. He does an excellent job getting into the sides of jars and spreading on bread, etc. You can’t go wrong purchasing this kitchen helper!" —Allison Markey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    16. How to Get Dressed, a handy guide to fashion hacks written by an IRL costume designer that's here to teach you how to prevent wardrobe malfunctions, get your clothes to fit better, and even find great stuff at thrift stores.


    Promising review: "After following Alison's online writing for ages, I was excited enough about this book to pre-order it. Her writing voice is always sharp and fun without ever being coy; Alison gives it to you straight. Her tips on fit are practical and achievable, regardless of body type. It's so damn refreshing to read something where the clothes are regarded as what needs to be changed, rather than the body of the wearer. She lays out all of the secrets she has learned the hard way, usually including the awesome (for the reader, at least) story of how she learned the trick in the first place. None of us have to go out and become costume designers (or find one to be BFFs with) to benefit from all of her experience. It feels a little bit like joining a really great club. A club where every member knows how to fix a wardrobe mishap backstage or before a wedding or before a job interview. Basically, even as someone who is pretty happy with my overall style, I am thrilled that I have this book in my corner. I'm looking forward to using what I've learned, trying out some new closet storage methods, and trying some dry cleaning methods at home instead of just never wearing that dry-clean-only stuff. This is a gem." —Marianne Loves Octopuses

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+.

    17. An amazing primer mask to help you get glowing and leave your face primed for a great makeup look in a far more luxe and spa-like way than your usual liquid primer.


    It's made with vitamin C, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid, and it's cruelty- and paraben-free!

    Promising review: "I used this mask right before an event. OMG, this stuff is amazing! It leaves my face so smooth. My makeup application was flawless and glowing! It smells so good too, very soothing. My makeup lasted pretty much all evening without having to retouch. I don't know if it really blurred pores, because I don't really have that issue, but overall it just makes your face looks so good and hydrated. I just ordered more!" —Jules78

    Get it from e.l.f. for $2.

    18. A super cool mirror sticker you can actually see yourself in, bedecked with words that totally describe your awesome, badass self — just in case you need a daily reminder.


    Get it from LittleWomanGoods on Etsy for $3.50.

    19. A dishwasher-safe can colander sure to make anyone who loves the convenience of canned foods but hates getting pungent liquid on their fingers say "I can't believe I went so long without this!"


    Promising review: "Life-changing little strainer!! Okay, maybe not life-changing, but this thing is awesome! I used to drain my canned tuna or chicken by just squishing the lid down and hoping I didn’t get squirted with stinky water, but now I place this thing in the can and gently press down to drain the water with the utmost confidence that I will not 1) get injured on the can, 2) get splashed with stink water, or 3) lose any tuna out the side. Ahh, it’s the little things. :)" —jaime138

    Get it from Amazon for $3.39.

    20. Amazingly affordable and pretty paper clips that'll put your deskmate Susan's office supplies to shame, and isn't that really what it's all about?


    Get a set of five from TheFinePrintPaperie on Etsy for $1 (available in eight shapes).

    21. Double-sided fashion tape strips that'll actually let you wear those low-cut tops and stubborn dresses that have been stuck in the back of your closet without flashing the world. 😳


    Promising review: "I was very impressed at how well this worked. I needed to keep a skimpy romper on me without popping out. I was able to dance seven hours at a festival without any problem thanks to this." —yasie

    Get 50 strips from Amazon for $9.90. Get a version for sensitive skin here.

    22. A cute and handy lip balm holder clip to save you from losing yet another trusty Chapstick in the abyss of your pocket or purse.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get one in a random print from Urban Outfitters for $5 or Amazon for $2.78.

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