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    27 Cool & Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    Basically an assortment of things that recently made me say "ooh!"

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    1. A book of scratch-off cityscapes for a whole new level beyond adult coloring books. Chrissy Teigen tweeted about loving these and now I'm obsessed. Just look at that cool ~in progress~ photo on the right.


    These are just like those rainbow scratch-off sheets you (and I) loved as a kid, but WAY cooler. Just follow along the guide lines to reveal the glowing cityscape. Reviewers suggest upgrading from the wooden stylus that's included — you can get a set of four scratching tools from Amazon for $7.99.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26. It's also available in a book of scratch-off landmarks for $9.87.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this book! It's very detailed and intense but the result is amazing. More relaxing to me than coloring books." —Courtney

    2. A Schitt's Creek tee you can wear to inspire your perfect imitation of Alexis's flawless "ew, Deevit!"


    Get it from Jays Style and Trends on Etsy for $14.40 (originally $18; available in sizes S–3X and three colors).

    It's also available in a version with Alexis's face and her iconic "Love that journey for me" line for $13.29.

    3. A pack of microneedle pimple patches designed specially for emerging, active, and cystic acne. The super-thin (thinner than a strand of hair) needles penetrate the blemish, delivering ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil below the surface of the skin to combat acne where it lives — plus hyaluronic acid to prevent over-drying.


    Get a pack of nine patches from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "THIS MICRONEEDLE PATCH IS AMAZING!! I normally use the Cosrx pimple patches but those don’t really do much for my deeper bigger pimples. I had a recurring pimple near my nose so I used this overnight. I’ve had issues with my Cosrx patches coming off in my sleep but this one stayed on so well. I was very impressed. Also, you can really feel the microneedles when you place the patch on — a very slight poke is all but it’s cool how you can feel them). I woke up in the morning to a much flatter/less red pimple! Definitely recommend this — it’s a bit pricey but you can tell the difference in quality." —Sharon Won

    4. A sloth to-do notepad to make everyday tasks a little more cheerful. Is "take a nap" an important thing to get done? Absolutely.

    BuzzFeed / Emma McAnaw

    It has sections for your must-do tasks (with two different areas for top and lower priority), appointments, errands, and people you need to reach out to.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    A BuzzFeed editor who loves sloths swears by this to help organize her day — check out her review in the July edition of our monthly review series! Here's a snippet: "And for anyone who's not a natural-born multitasker, this is great for you! I, for one, like to do one thing at a time so it's great to be able to list everything by time frame (like to do soon or to do after a nap) so I can think out the order of importance. I don't have to say how SATISFYING it is to check things off when I complete them — do I sometimes write things down just to give it a check? Maybe. It also has cute ways to motivate me, like a mood- and productivity-rating method in the form of sloths. Dare I say, I owe these little sloth heads full credit for keeping me out of stress mode every week — they just a have a way with...planning?"

    5. An outdoor lounger for anyone who doesn't like carrying around a heavy beach chair but *also* doesn't like sitting on a beach towel without any back support. And the fold-over section has a zippered pocket to store all your stuff!


    This one even has an inflatable pillow to rest on! I have a lounger *very* similar to this and I LOVE IT! I used it at a 4th of July party and everyone asked where I got it — and my back stayed supported all day.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for our beach trip and it was perfect!! I was able to lay back and watch my kids play in the ocean and on the beach. It was super easy to fold up and carry and the blow up pillow was great too. The zipper pillow area could also be used to carry various small items. I fully recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    6. A sturdy but cute felt purse organizer with tons of pockets for your phone, earbuds, cosmetics, hand sanitizer, Kindle, and all the other *must-haves* you don't want to leave in the bag you used yesterday.


    It comes in five different sizes to fit whatever purses, handbags, or totes you have.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.25++ (available in 14 colors).

    Promising review: "For so may years I have been going into my purse trying to find something and especially when I am in a hurry to get to my wallet or keys, or whatever, it is sitting at the bottom. With this new purse organizer I can just put my hand into the purse and come right out with whatever I needed. Whoever invented these organizers should get a prize. No more jamming my hand into my purse and coming out with the wrong thing I was looking for." —Angie, Fallon, NV

    7. A pair of Mr. Rogers socks for anyone who ALSO cried at the new trailer for Tom Hanks's upcoming portrayal of our favorite neighbor.


    Get them from Amazon for $12 (available in three styles).

    8. An ice roller that'll cool your overheated, dripping-sweat face — and it has some great skincare benefits, too!

    Keep it in the freezer, or just pop it in for 10-15 minutes for a quick sesh!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight colors).

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this ice roller!! It helps wake me up in the mornings. It reduces the appearance of puffiness especially around the eyes! It helps cool me off quickly when needed. It’s going to be a lifesaver this summer during the hot temperatures! I have MS and whenever I get overheated, it makes my symptoms flare up. This will definitely be a game changer for me." —Tressie Holden

    9. A multifunctional cutting board with two sides: both are at an angle with a raised lid to catch breadcrumbs, sauce, juices, etc — use the side with the 3D grips to hold meat in place for carving and the other side for non-meat items (slicing bread, cutting fruit, etc).


    Get it from Amazon for $16.67+ (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "This is the ultimate cutting board. There isn't anything I don't like about it. The board stays put on the granite counter top, the raised edges keep my food from flying off the board and the tilt allows all the juices to stay on the board. If I'm cutting fruit that is really juicy like grapefruit I can then pour the juice out to use in the salad dressing. I liked it so much I bought three of them in different colors for different purposes. Whoever designed this board really knew what a cook needs in the kitchen. Having two sides, one with grippers for the food is brilliant. It is just the right size and the raised edges do not interfere with the knife. I would give this thing 10 stars if I could." —JMSAZ

    10. A lil' tin of breath mints that'll pack a big punch of energy — that's right, there's 40mg of caffeine per mint! Plus a complex of vitamins.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five flavors).

    Promising review: "This is one of best things any person can have in their desk at work or in their car. Need a major caffeine boost in five minutes? Pop some Viter. I keep some at work just. You never know when you need caffeine but you don't want to spend $7 in a Starbucks run and don't want the disgusting stuff they pass for coffee in the break room. Since they're mints, they don't go bad and the container is really nifty and small too. Just FYI: They do hit with a kick though. You'll be at an 11 for like five minutes after you pop one of these, so remember that when your heart rate jumps up a little." —Pen Name

    11. A minimalist silverware tray that'll help you save drawer space, make emptying the dishwasher easier and keep the cutlery for becoming ~clutter-ly~.


    It also comes in a version just for knives and one for kitchen utensils and gadgets.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two, because I inherited my grandmothers silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful." —Jerimi

    12. A campfire-shaped air plant pot so you can achieve two things at once: 1. keep something alive on your desk for once (air plants are truly easy to maintain!) and 2. daydream about s'mores when the 3 p.m. slump hits.


    Get it from Amazon for $10 (also available in volcano and a whale shapes).

    Promising review: "I love this little guy, perfect for air plants. He is absolutely adorable and fun to look at. And the best part is, it will withstand anything, I’m sure of it. I have three cats that LOVE to throw this guy on the floor, pretty much EVERY DAY. And it’s still holding in there! No cracks or chips, still perfect! So if you have pets and or kids, it will take the abuse!!" —jon taylor

    13. Busy Beauty's showerless shave gel for anyone who (like me) 1. chooses to shave their legs and 2. forgets to do so EVERY DANG TIME they're in the shower.

    It's formulated with ginger root oil to reduce irritation and inflammation (aka razor burn and ingrowns), plus tea tree oil, which has antibacterial properties. And any leftover product? Just rub it into your skin as a moisturizer — no rinsing!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    Promising review: "I always forget to shave when I go to the gym. This product is great for a pre-workout shave! I have sensitive skin and I am always apprehensive with new products, but I'm so glad I gave this a try! Usually when shaving I get a lot of razor burn, but with this gel it really reduces any irritation and I get no more red bumps!" —Meg Tracy

    14. Two pairs of self-tying shoelaces so you can head out the door for a quick jog or grocery run *truly* quickly — just slip them through the loops of any lace-up shoe and slip 'em on your feet.


    Reviewers note they're also great for people with limited mobility AND for putting sneakers on quickly during triathlons — every second counts!

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven colors; one size fits all).

    Promising review: "Love my Lock Laces. I have tried other brands, but lock laces are the true original and you can tell in the quality and performance. I like to replace all my traditional laces with lock laces, makes just tossing on some shoes to run out to the mailbox or take a quick trip so much easier. And, no more laces coming loose all the time!" —Joshua Bolio

    15. A pearl sunglasses chain so you can enjoy a little '50s style AND never lose your favorite sunnies *or* stretch them out by wearing them like a headband. It's a win-win.

    Free People

    I'm adding this to cart ASAP myself. They just attach to the arms of your favorite pair with a handy loop!

    Get it from Free People for $24.

    16. A steering wheel desk tray that'll help you get a little work done or actually *enjoy* your drive-through meal once you've pulled to the side of the road. No more dipping + driving — your nuggs deserve better.


    Just hook it onto your steering wheel from the bottom and then flip down to use! And when you're done, it stores neatly in a back seat pocket.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.77.

    Promising review: "As a traveling sales guy, I spend a LOT of time working in my car. Until now, I have wrestled with balancing my laptop on the console, on my lap or up against the steering wheel. I was actually looking for some sort of passenger seat desk when I came across this tray, and I decided for <$15 I would try it before springing for >$150 for the desk. The result? This is perfect! two seconds to set up, holds the laptop in a perfect location. WORKS GREAT!!!!

    " —Chris H.

    17. A pair of cactus-shaped dryer balls whose prickles will ensure your laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever. Those towels that take FOR-E-VER (The Sandlot voice) to dry? No more.


    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.50.

    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry! I have actually remembered to check the dryer once after drying the bed sheets and they were dry as soon as the first cycle was over. So, it's a miracle. These things work. Tl;dr: I'm bad at laundry; these make me good." —Gabby

    18. A set of vine string lights to add a dose of greenery *and* ambiance to your space. How cool with these look draped over your headboard?!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a strand from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    19. A collection of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat prints for adding both style and information to your kitchen walls.


    It contains 20 8"x10" prints, including useful guides to different knife cuts, essential kitchen tools, kinds of salt, and more!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

    Promising review: "Loved the cookbook and illustrations so I was stoked when these prints came out — cant beat the price. Used them to hang a gallery wall in our kitchen." —Tiffany L.

    20. A jar of Nip + Fab Daily Cleansing Pads with 2.8% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation, revealing brighter and clearer skin every day — plus hyaluronic acid for moisture and witch hazel to tone and soothe.

    These are designed to resurface and retexture your skin, revealing an exfoliated and brightened complexion beneath!

    Get a container of 60 pads from Amazon for $6.55.

    Promising review: "I’m really impressed with these pads. I’ve suffered from adult cystic acne for about a decade now, and have tried countless products over the years. Adding these things into my skincare routine has made my skin look bright and clear like porcelain. I still get the occasional blemish, but they’re always very small and go away in a day or two. I highly recommend them." —Caroline Powell

    21. A bottle of Chamberlain's Leather Milk conditioner to bring new life to your furniture, shoes, handbags and more. It's like a time machine for dull, scratched, or dried-out leather, is what I'm saying.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95 (or try the smaller bottle for $16.95). Check out their cleaners, protectants, and conditioners for specific items in the same listing!

    Promising review: "Had an old ottoman that the leather was just so dried out. Thought about just tossing it but then I researched leather restoring products this was listed as one of the best. As you can see from the photos, the transformation from dried, discolored leather to what is as close to the original luster that was made with just one application is pretty remarkable. And the feel of the leather is soft and supple. No sticky feeling at all. Very satisfied with the results." —Bonnie

    22. A crystal- or pearl-emblazoned barette you can personalize with your name, initials, or just your favorite word to add some flair to your hair.


    Just choose pearls or crystals and enter your word, up to five letters.

    Get them from Baublebar for $24 each (also available in light blue, peach, turqoise, and lilac).

    23. A Benedryl cream reviewers swear by to stop itching and discomfort after mosquito bites, sunburns, and hives. If you've got that sweet, sweet mosquito blood, you need to keep this in the house.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.42.

    Promising review: "If I could give this a million stars I would. It’s the one item in my house besides toilet paper I make sure we always have. Works great on bug bites for taking the itch away. On sunburns. I use it after waxing for taking away the redness and stinging. If you have hives it helps. It has real Benadryl in it so it really helps with inflammation. Love it X a million" —ang508

    24. A happy little bird hand sanitizer to make that icky I've-touched-too-many-doorknobs feeling a thing of the past. And it just looks cute sitting on your desk or hanging in your purse!


    I have one on my desk at work, and it's great! Just press its little head to release a squirt of liquid sanitizer.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in six-packs).

    Promising review: "I have one of these stashed in my purse and I use it all the time. I really love the scent. It’s not as drying as other hand sanitizers. I can tell there’s alcohol in it but my hands also feel smooth after using. These are the best feeling and non-drying hand sanitizers I’ve found so far. I’m sure I’ll use all three quickly because I use them a lot during cold/flu season." —Alejandro

    25. A Lion King x Asos tee with luau Timon printed on the upper-left corner for anyone who always has that song stuck in their head. "Aaaaaare you achin'? (Yup yup yup) Forrrrrrr some bacon? (Yup yup yup)."


    Get it from Asos for $29 (available in sizes 0–12).

    26. A stylish faux leather remote organizer that'll make the endless searching (Roku? TV? game console? speaker system? it never ends) over once and for all.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This is just the right size for the five controllers I need to handy. No more searching for the one I need at the moment.

    It's well-made and attractive." —K. Jacobs

    27. A handy-dandy plate cover to keep food-plosions from splattering the inside of your microwave (looking at you, tomato sauce and baked beans!). It has magnets on top, so you can store it *in* the microwave between uses so your fam never forgets to cover their food again.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in black).

    Promising review: "We've had regular microwave splatter covers before — & they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, & clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times — whether in use or not. To use, simply pull the cover down over your food. When finished, just lift the cover, & the magnets fasten it to the top inside of the microwave! This way you're not constantly having to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave, then replace it back over your food, & finally having to remove it once again when the food is ready. A very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it! 👍" —Olivia358

    Update: still singing this in my head.


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