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    27 Things Under $20 You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    Some of them are also under $10, and some are even under $5 — so what are you waiting for?

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    1. A roll-on headache and migraine relief stick, which I haven't stopped talking about it since I first tried it and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.

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    I started using this magical product (which is made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oils) last year and since then have told approximately 1,089,642 people about it. I keep one in my purse and one on my dresser, and I reorder before I'm actually close to running out. While it won't kill a major migraine on its own, it feels super soothing and cooling. If I end up taking ibuprofen for my headache, this is really nice to use while it kicks in. Also, if I just have a slight headache or just the beginnings of one, a few swipes of this (lightly on my temples and forehead and as heavily as I want on my neck) can actually knock it out or delay it getting worse. It's so great to help me get through my busy workdays and social activities, and I really wish I'd had it during high school and college to help me get through the day then! Read my full review here.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Price: $10.99

    2. Pus-absorbing, pimple-eliminating patches over 2,000 reviewers rely on to zap their zips faster than they ever thought possible.

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    Promising review: "Okay, what is this sorcery?? I can't believe I never knew these existed. I seriously felt like a teenager again last weekend. Literally days after talking about how great my skin has been, this giant, painful, bulging zit was starting to form right in the middle of my chin. A week before my cousin's wedding, naturally. It was like it wouldn't stop growing, and spot treatment solution was doing absolutely nothing. It hurt so bad, and I couldn't help trying to pop it, but it refused. Then I heard about these. I placed one on my chin the second they arrived in the mail. After a few hours, I saw the white forming and I was curious and peeled it off. Then I put a fresh one on before bed, and come the next morning...HOLY COW, the entire dot of the patch was now a giant white blob. This zit was no joke. It's amazing how much fluid/pus had to get sucked out. Like I said, this is some magic. The zit completely went away within a day." —Heather R. Weather

    Price: $4.60 for a box of 36

    3. A genius dish squeegee sure to make anyone who has ever done dishes and touched icky leftover food or struggled to clean up a countertop spill say, "Where have you been all my life?!?!"

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    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment with a small kitchenette. Our sink likes to spray everywhere, and we don't have a garbage disposal. This product is not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn't go down the drain), but it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere!!" —Elizabeth

    Price: $4.99

    4. A pair of top-quality in-ear headphones that I personally love, but you don't have to take my word for it. You can also take the word of over 47,000 people who've left positive reviews.

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    I actually bought a pair of these earlier this year and I love them! I don't get excited about electronics and didn't think I would see what all the fuss was about, but I do. First of all, I love all the colors they come in (I got metallic purple) and the sound quality. And they are COMFY!!!! Yes, you do have to get used to figuring out which side goes in which ear because they are a little oddly shaped, but that's what makes them feel great — they've got a flat part that lies on the flat part of your ear (very technical terms I know) so they feel like a perfect fit. Plus, they come with three different sets of ear pads in different sizes so you can make them just right for you.

    Promising review: "Compared to MANY other earbuds that I've had that cost $75, $100, $150...these sound as good as any of them. I'm astounded! I use these for running. I figured for $8, I could afford to sweat up a few of these and replace them whenever I needed to. I'VE RUN 1,500 MILES WITH THESE in the last year and a half! I've gone through four pairs of New Balance shoes, two iPod Shuffles, three pairs of sunglasses, and I'm on the SAME set of earbuds! And THEY STILL SOUND GREAT! They stay in my ears, too!" —Gene Goodell

    Price: $8.88+ (available in 14 colors and with or without a mic)

    5. Latex-free, reusable toe covers here to solve the lifelong problem of bandages and other covers never staying on your toes. These will keep you comfy no matter what blisters, corns, ingrown toenails, and calluses have to say about it.

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    They've got over 1,400 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I cannot live without these for 12-hour hospital shifts. This is an unbelievable product! I work 12-hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left big toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. Underneath my socks and athletic shoes I completely forgot I was wearing it — bonus! The silicone is very soft and flexible and cleans easily. The product is priced well for the quality and quantity that is provided. Would absolutely recommend this since it's held up quite well for the 17 hours I often have it on (from the time I wake up until I'm back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape." —LJ

    Price: $10.99 (available in two sizes and two colors)

    6. Microfiber makeup-removing cloths that'll get your whole face clean with — get this — just good ol' water.

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    They've got 1,800 positive reviews and are machine washable so you can use them again and again!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Price: $6.99 for a set of five

    7. A ~sweet~ little clay bear who's more than just a cute face. Add water to him, and he'll soften brown sugar you'd thought had hardened past use.

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    This little dude absorbs moisture, so you can also keep him dry and pop him in a bag of chips to help them stay fresh!

    Promising review: "Unbelievable! The brown sugar I had was in the original opened bag. It was so hard that I had to break it into pieces with a hammer in order to fit it into a new air-tight container I bought. According to the instructions, I soaked the Brown Sugar Bear in water and then put it on top of the rock-hard brown sugar chunks and closed the lid. It took a few days, but the brown sugar is now completely soft. I am truly amazed at how well this worked." —KK Vegas

    Price: $5.74

    8. A convenient laundry detergent cup holder that rests neatly under the detergent jug to stop you from making your usual soapy mess. Because anything that makes laundry less of a pain in the butt is a HUGE win.

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    Promising review: "This product does a great job serving its purpose, especially for the price! I love how it stops the dripping of laundry fluids and stores the caps without having to rinse the cap excessively before storing it on a shelf. I'd definitely buy it again and I've already recommended it to friends. There are others out there at triple the price, but face it — they all do the same thing, so why not save some $ with this product." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $3.99

    9. Coty Airspun loose face powder, a magical setting powder that over 4,200 reviewers use to help them really, truly slay all day.

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    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I've been using Laura Mercier's Translucent loose setting powder (which is $39) for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m., I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is about 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Price: $4.49+ (available in six colors)

    10. The perfect, go-everywhere crossbody bag you've been searching for your entire purse-carrying life. Adjustable strap? Check. Room for all your crap? Check. Inside and outside pockets? Check. Cute design that's not too bulky? You guessed it, check. No wonder it's got over 2,000 positive reviews!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out more of the best purses you can get on Amazon and BuzzFeed's full write-up on this bag.

    Promising review: "This is an unbelievable bargain. I've looked everywhere for the perfect crossbody bag, and this is it. The inside liner is soft and my giant iPhone 7 Plus fits perfectly in the front zipper!!! I'm about to order it in another color. The strap is longer than on most bags, which is what I was looking for." —S. Ducote

    Price: $14.75+ (available in 24 styles)

    11. Amazingly real-looking clip-in hair extensions, which have gone to ~great lengths~ to earn over 3,900 positive reviews.

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    Promising review: "I CAN'T BELIEVE all the money I spent on natural hair extensions until I got these. OMG, I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. In the picture on the right I'm only wearing one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Price: $9.99 (available in four lengths and 35 colors)

    12. The TubShroom, a possibly magical drain protector that over 14,000 (!!!!!!!) reviewers depend on to make the process of cleaning their drain as easy and un-gag-worthy as possible.

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    This thing collects all the icky loose hair neatly around it (at the bottom, so you can't see it when the TubShroom is in place), so all you have to do is wipe it off! It's super simple, yet so genius that some folks are about ready to make it their religion — read for yourself:

    Promising review: "The TubShroom is a life-changer. To market this simply as a revolutionary bathtub strainer is to degrade the perfection of the TubShroom. People often describe their life split into ages, from childhood to college, from marriage to the birth of their children, career growth to retirement. I see my life divided into two distinct periods centered on one singular event: the gloomy, pestilent dark ages before TubShroom, and all the glorious, magnificent days thereafter. No amount of glowing, favorable adjectives will ever do justice to the magnificence of the TubShroom. These are but feeble, limiting words, which by their very nature, cannot capture the richness, splendor and transcendent power that is the TubShroom. The TubShroom is embodied enlightenment disguised as a humble implement to avoid bathtub clogs." —Zerubba U Levi

    Price: $12.95+ (available in five colors)

    13. A game-changing pair of no-tie shoelaces you can use to turn any pair of shoes into comfy, perfect-fitting slip-ons and banish gross, hazardous dangling shoelaces forever. Just ask the over 12,000 positive reviewers.

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    Some reviewers even recommend using them in place of drawstrings on pants!

    Promising review: "In 10 years, this is only my second review. These have blown me away to the point that I had to share an unexpected benefit. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. The Lock Laces looked like they could save me some time. Well, the results are better than I imagined. I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tension. The Lock Laces are stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to let my feet out when I try to get them off. Another added benefit is that they make walking and simply wearing my boots more comfortable. The original laces had no stretch at all, and gave the entire boot a rigid feel when tightened. The Lock Laces make the entire boot feel more comfortable, with good support all around, without the rigidity and pressure points." —John C.

    Price: $7.99

    14. Glam druzy and tassel statement earrings that'll add extra pizzazz to everything from jeans to an LBD and that look way more expensive than they are.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these gorgeous earrings.

    Promising review: "These are super cute and great quality. I like that it’s a stone-like effect on the top — I didn’t realize that from the pictures. I want more! I ordered a few other similar earrings at the same time that were cheaper. You could definitely tell the difference in the quality. The tassels on the cheaper ones were frayed and not as smooth as these. It was also nice that they sent multiple backs." —Kindle Customer

    Price: $14.99+ (available in 31 colors)

    15. A stainless steel tongue scraper, aka the oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Over 2,500 reviewers swear by it for helping with bad breath, eliminating bad tastes in their mouths, and keeping their tongue looking clean. And yeah, it sounds silly, but I'm not being ~tongue-in-cheek~.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this weird and amazing little tool.

    Promising review: "This is made of high-quality material and comes with a cute carrying/travel bag. I first got and used this tongue cleaner last week and!!!!! I have never seen such things coming off my tongue! All the white stuff (looks like lotion) that I have been trying to brush off since forever came off with a few good scrapes. After using this, my tongue was nice and pink and the back of my tongue felt CLEAN and mucus-free and my breath was FRESH. I cannot believe that this product is not as popular and widely used as toothbrushes and dental floss. This has changed my whole life! I was shocked to be honest. I'm happy I purchased it and I also bought some for my family members! It's EASY to use and works like a charm." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.97+

    16. A reusable grocery tote that's not just any reusable grocery tote — it's made of sturdy nylon, is machine-washable, and actually looks super chic.

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    It can even fold up into a handy little pouch! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Baggu bags.

    Promising review: "These bags are THE BEST! I've had them for years. Most of my regular reusable bags are huge and cumbersome and end up getting left in the car. These squish down so I can fit multiples in my little diaper bag, so they never get left behind. They easily hold three gallons of milk. When I'm dealing with a baby and a toddler, anything that makes life easier is a lifesaver, and these are perfect for packing for a day trip, groceries, beach trips, and even taking on longer trips so I can stay organized. The fact that I can throw them in the washing machine is incredible. I can't say enough good things about these! You wouldn't think you'd get compliments on grocery bags, but even the cashiers ask me what brand they are regularly. The colors make me happy when I see them by the front door." —Ann M. Karmol

    Price: $10+ (available in 38 colors and prints)

    17. An argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera hair serum perfect for saving dry, frizzy hair.

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    It's got over 2,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for people with frizzy hair and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the wringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. It can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair, so working on my ends first then moving up to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Check out more products people have bought and loved from our posts!

    Price: $10.99

    18. Colorful fine-tipped pens that have got the write stuff to make any office supply nerd's dreams come true.

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    They work for everything from color-coding to note-taking to journaling to coloring.

    Promising review: "These really don’t bleed/show too badly through college-ruled or lined paper (or regular printer paper) and I LOVE them for schoolwork. They've made my life so much easier and prettier! They glide much more easily than regular pens. I also love that they seem to never dry out despite the fact that I’ve been using them for at least two weeks now and have left the most-used black marker open for several long periods already. I've come back to still find plenty of ink and no change in the writing ability. I think these are great quality pens and definitely worth the purchase." —NATTYLIGHT

    Price: $7.99+ for a set of 18 (available in multicolor or black)

    19. Unicorn Gold toilet spray, which'll make you feel like the toilet is an actual throne even when you're doing some...not-so-regal things in there. It uses REAL GOLD PARTICLES to kill stink molecules in the air, plus essential oils to coat the water and trap odors in the toilet bowl.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I initially used it for a trip to London where I was sharing a tiny bathroom with my best friend and her husband in our Airbnb apartment. We all used it and NEVER had to put up with any poop smell at all!! I now use it in my house on the daily and I feel SO spoiled. I don't even know what poop smells like anymore! My fiancé loved it too, and made me get the Squatty Potty stool to go along with it. Pooping has never been so pleasant!" —Leslie B

    Price: $4.98+ (available in five scents and two sizes)

    20. CND SolarOil, a low-key miraculous oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!

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    Promising review: "I had a problem with my cuticles getting so dry that they would split sometimes, and no matter how many times I put lotion on my hands they would never get moist enough to lay flat like they’re supposed to. My nails were dry and brittle, so I’d end up with one breaking and then have to cut them all back in order to have them the same length. This oil has ended all of that. Now I have to cut them back because they seem to be growing faster. I haven’t had a nail split since the day I started using this oil. It soaks into your cuticles and nails so well. I was really good at using it every day in the beginning, but in the last week I got busy and and only used it twice so I ended up with a split cuticle. That’ll help you remember, right?!?! I got back on track these last two days and the cuticle is healed already. That’s just how moisturizing this stuff is. I highly recommend it!" —mlasorensen

    Price: $8.50

    21. A luxe silk scrunchie that's gentle on your hair and won't leave you with the dreaded split ends or post-ponytail crease. Plus, it'll look wayyy cuter on your wrist than your usual elastics.

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    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but this one deserves a shout-out. I have long, thick, unruly hair. Living in a dry climate, my hair is also very dry. I've purchased silk scrunchies before (LOVE THEM), however the cost makes me drag my feet. My wonderful dog took and buried my last silk scrunchie so I broke down and bought this one. It's very high quality, BEAUTIFUL, pure silk, and strong enough to hold my hair. It looks like most people use these at night, but use mine all the time. Silk doesn't dry my hair out at all, and if anything, makes my hair softer somehow with fewer flyaways. This particular scrunchie was a far superior quality than any other I've purchased. I will definitely will be buying a few more (no regrets whatsoever)." —dmvrlv

    Price: $9.49+ (available in 40 colors and prints)

    22. A natural shoe deodorizing spray made with lemongrass, mint, and tea tree essential oils that over 2,000 positive reviewers say can save even those shoes so stinky, you'd considered banishing them to a deep circle of Hell.

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    Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stink in my son's shoes. These shoes...while headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench, so we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy new shoes (which also stunk after one wear). He lost the new shoes three days in, just in time for my order to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. O. M. G. One soak in this stuff and the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stink that I was sure was there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely! It has a strong herbal/eucalyptus-type smell, but that fades and it smells clean anyways." —Broncodriver

    Price: $12.95

    23. An surprisingly roomy yet thin wallet with a RFID-blocking lining that's your heavy, bulky old wallet's worst nightmare — it's finally getting replaced.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this wallet to replace one that I’ve had for close to eight years that just wasn’t able to hold the number of cards that I had anymore. I’m absolutely thrilled with it. It holds every single card that I have (20, some of which are stacked behind one another), my phone, and cash, all without feeling super bulky. It’s probably not large enough to hold something larger than a regular iPhone (I have a 6s), but for me it’s absolutely perfect. I’ll definitely be using this wallet for everything." —Amanda Parmelee

    Price: $14.99 (available in 20 colors)

    24. A battery-powered fabric defuzzer ready to swoop in like a superhero to rescue that beloved sweater you were sure was past saving.

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    It's got 6,800+ positive reviews and three depth settings so you can get a just-right shave. And the lint-collecting compartment detaches so it's super easy to empty! Get the required AA batteries here.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m de-pilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. I’m obsessed. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything de-pilled. Everyone needs to own this." —Sydney Jensen

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's rave review of this defuzzer.

    Price: $12.99+ (available in seven colors)

    25. Wreck This Journal, a super creative book that allows you to do just that. Each page has instructions and space to do a different delightfully destructive thing — from spill your coffee on it to throw the journal in the air.

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    Promising review: "This book has exceeded all my expectations so far. I suffer from very bad anxiety and depression and have been using this book as an outlet and somewhat of a therapy tool. The pages all have different assignments or tasks on them that push you out of your comfort zone and create a wonderful feeling of freedom when they're done. Page one said 'crack the spine' which I had a very hard time with, but with each speed bump of ripping out pages, folding, cutting, crinkling, messing, glueing, and sticking, I felt more and more free. I love this book that much more every time. Some prompts, like 'color outside the lines,' are very easy, while others push you to be weird like 'collect dead bugs.' It definitely forces you to think outside the box! I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a creative outlet or just wants to have a good bit of fun!" —Aly McMuffin

    Price: $12.87

    26. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit to get one of the trickiest surfaces in your kitchen looking cleaner than ever before. It has everything you need to ensure that those stains on your smooth-top range will be ~cooked~.

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    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "If you have a glass stovetop, do yourself a favor and purchase this. It took me about 10 minutes to clean the stovetop and it looks so much better now. I thought we would never find anything to get it looking like new and get the scratches off!" —Nicole

    Price: $10.99

    27. A colorblocked tee with a trendy faux-suede pocket, over 1,000 positive reviews, and a price tag that ensures you'll be easily suede to buy it.

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    I actually got to try this baby on for a shoot we did at BuzzFeed — check out my coworkers and I modeling how versatile it is here!

    Promising review: "This top is extremely comfortable. So much so you can forget you're wearing it! I wore it traveling to Turks and Caicos and it looked fresh and felt fluid and soft at my destination. It's not the dressiest of tops, but for casual wear it's a good buy, and a jacket dresses it up sufficiently. This washes easily and DRIES QUICKLY. I used it as a pajama top in a pinch and it made a cool sleep top, too. I plan on buying more in various colors. The top falls at hip length, making it flattering and versatile for many body types. Love it." —Tobermory ~

    Price: $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 22 styles, including long-sleeved and sleeveless versions)

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