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    29 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

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    1. A three-barrel curling tool for effortless waves in a fraction of the time. You can now cancel a few of those 10 alarms you set in the morning.


    It has an LCD display to show you the (adjustable) temperature, heats up in 60 seconds, and has a swivel cord so you don't get all tangled up.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    Promising review: "I hardly ever write reviews. But this product is the best hair curler I have ever used. And I have gone through many curling irons. This is easy to use, and the result is even looking flowing curls, even the first time I used it. The next day the curls are less but still there. I am shocked this is priced this low. My hair is fine but I have alot of hair and its a few inches past my shoulders and its pin straight. I like that to use this you don't have to curl the hair around the iron. I am using small amounts of hair each time and I'm wondering if the people who say it doesn't work are using too much hair each time." —Devotedshopper

    2. My Bucket List, a coffee table book–slash–journal to encourage you to create a list of all the things you want to do in life — with prompts to inspire you, and room to detail what you think each experience will be like, and room for your thoughts after *actually* doing it.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.86.

    Promising review: "Love my purchase! This book is so unique and special. I hunted the web for hours looking for the perfect book to give my travel-loving buddy a perfect 30th birthday present — she loved it! With unique quotes, ideas, and places for you to keep pictures of completed bucket list items, this is a perfect book for an adventurous person!" —Amazon Customer

    3. A tube of Besame lipstick designed to recreate the color Aurora "wears" in the original Sleeping Beauty. One swipe and you'll feel like royalty...and maybe also like taking a nap.


    Get it from ModCloth for $24.

    4. A set of ~aerating wine glasses~ so your three-buck Chuck tastes like Chateau Margaux.


    And they're dishwasher-safe for lazy cleanup.

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $21.95.

    Promising review: "We drink mostly red wines, so having an aerating glass helps with "preparing" the wine for drinking. They are a good size so when you swirl the wine it does not spill out. The size is easy to hold. And yes, it is glass. The price is wonderful for a set of eight. They were well packaged - no breakage! Would recommend." —Lady J

    5. A sound-reactive strip light you can stick to any flat surface to turn your next TV or music hang into a real vibe.

    Urban Outfitters

    It channels the sound from your TV and is remote-controlled!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.95.

    6. Investing 101, a beginner's guide to all the money-making terms we probably don't know — but should. Why are there so many confusing acronyms??


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising review: "Most investment books I've read are generally worthless, with the author's ego and business motives being the highlight. With Investing 101, I struck gold! It is a perfect lexicon of facts and information. It describes all the language & terminology, number and formulae, and strategies used by different investors. It's concise and easy to understand. The information provided has given me enough knowledge to begin trying investing on my own. Excellent resource." —Deborah Walker

    7. Olive & June's Poppy universal handle that works with your favorite nail polish to give you an easy-to-grasp grip for your least messy at-home mani basically every.

    Olive & June

    Get it from Olive & June for $16.

    Promising review: "The poppy lives up to all the hype. I don't know why but this simple handle switch made doing my nails so much easier. I didn't need to touch up at all, not even my dominant hand. I am not a meticulous person so I was beyond impressed at how easy it was to have a salon worthy manicure done by myself!" —Katie C.

    8. An extra large skull ice cube mold for the ~coolest~ drink of all time — and like a "king cube," you only need one per glass!


    Each silicone mold makes two at a time, so you and a ghoulfriend can enjoy your scotches together.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I was looking just to make fun ice cubes for parties and came across this. I was a little skeptical at first but followed the directions and wow! The ice came out in skull shapes perfectly. Removal from the silicone tray was simple. These are great for parties or for everyday use as they last longer than regular ice cubes." —RJM 73

    9. A lightweight, contoured sleeping mask that'll block every beam of light and never press down on your eyes, so you'll completely forget you're even wearing it.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "BEST sleeping eye mask I have ever had! Adjustable strap makes for the fit perfect. The deep eye pockets are so great because they don't rub your eyelashes. The mask fits the face perfect. No light gets in, not even when you sleep on your side. The material is so soft on your face!! (Also liked that I got a pair of earplugs free in the package! I researched a lot of masks before I purchased this one and I am so HAPPY I did. I recommend this to anyone wanting a sleeping mask & will purchase again in the future!!!" —Danielle

    10. A British Vogue coloring book, which is filled with illustrations inspired by iconic images from the magazine in the 1950s — all of which you can color to your heart's delight.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.07.

    Promising review: "Beautiful illustrations and good quality of paper makes this book one of the best fashion coloring books ever! This book is made for the watercolors. the description of each dress helps as the guides to the styles and colors. Love this book and want to color every page!" —Artsinme

    11. A geometric rubber dog toy you can hide treats or food inside so your fur-rocious friend can play and monch WHILE their gums get massaged at the same time.

    Get it from REI for $19.95.

    Promising review: "My Moose is a really fast eater, which of course has concerns for issues like bloat, etc. We have always fed him with a food ball, but now that he's fully grown, he chews through every ball we try to feed him with- UNTIL we found this one! It's really heavy duty and he stay active while he eats and eat slowly!! It's also really great to give your dog a distraction to try to get a treat out. A great ball — highly recommended!" —kvocke

    12. An Alex Trebek Funko Pop so we can show our support for our favorite game show host. One in six Funkos are ~rare~ mustache-Alex Trebeks!


    A few reviewers reported the box came damaged, but the figurine is fine, so keep that in mind!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01.

    Promising review: "He's so cute. Tiny Alex Trebek is planted in front of my TV, so when I answer Jeopardy questions aloud when watching the show, he can award me the value I have earned." —Kat

    13. A flameless candle with the Hogwarts crest for all the ambiance of the Great Hall without any fire hazard. It's made with wax for a super-realistic effect, too. Lumos!

    PB Teen

    Get it from PB Teen for $28 (originally $35.50).

    14. A picture hanging tool that'll make every step of the process easier. Just line it up with your anchor points, make sure your pot on the wall is level, then use the points on the back to mark your spot. You ~nailed~ it!


    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    Promising review: "Glad I waited to review, because at first I really didn't think I was impressed, as the product seemed a bit on the cheap side. I was wrong, and after using it on a project where i was installing the hanging bracelets on a wood plank piece I created, as well as hanging that same piece above a door in a main room, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It made every part of the hanging process crazy easy! All the functions of the hanging device worked flawlessly and smoothly, and I will never hang anything without using this again. Definitely recommending this to friends and family, great product!" —rcr

    15. An adjustable initial statement ring you can add to your ~finger stacks~ for a little something extra. No one will think you paid less than $15 for this bb.


    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 each (available in all 26 letters).

    Promising review: "It looks very good! Looks real gold. I have wear it 4 times, with perfume and getting slightly wet, and hasn’t tarnish one bit! So great product specially for the price!" —Belper

    16. Cheese storage paper guaranteed to keep your cheddar sharp, your Parmesan poppin', and your Brie better than ever for way, way longer. You know spaghetti with a little EVOO + parm is your go-to last minute dinner, so keep that parmesan FRESH!


    The paper breathes just the right amount, maintaining the perfect humidity and mimicking the environment that cheese is aged in.

    Promising review: "Before I bought this cheese paper I would do the cheese search in the refrigerator. After buying cheeses, opening them, and then rewrapping them in heaven knows what (namely plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic containers), it was always the same result: moldy cheese. This box contains the paper in sheets plus some stickers that you can write on with the name of the cheese and the date it was wrapped or even sell by date. There are also pictures of a sheep, cow, and goat so the source can be identified by circling or checking one of them! What I also like is that the cheeses can be rewrapped after use and amazingly the stickers still stick! The paper can also be cut to size to wrap smaller cheeses. So far I have noted that the cheeses have stayed fresh with not a trace of mold. I highly recommend this product to all cheese lovers!" —Prairie Woman

    Get a package of 15 11"x14" sheets of cheese paper from Amazon for $14 (also available in larger packs).

    17. A ~champagne toast~–scented candle with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and apple (and champagne, duh!) to help you celebrate any low-key life achievement every time you light it. Might as well pop a bottle of bubbly, too.


    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    18. A Poe-sitively delightful mug for anyone who equally loves the music of Queen and the macabre writer himself.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    Promising review: "The mug is that medium 11-ounce size that isn't necessarily my favorite (I like oversized coffee mugs) but that is the only thing even remotely negative I could say about it. It has a very beautiful shiny, smooth finish both inside and out. The graphics are wonderful and I love that there's something on both sides -- Poe's sad face AND a raven AND a funny quote. Just darling. I enjoy my coffee in it while wearing my Out Of Print Poe-ka-Dot socks purchased on Amazon." —Dreamer

    19. A hair bonding treatment you can leave on for as little as 15 minutes (or as much as overnight if you wish) to help strengthen and condition hair in just one use. Reviewers swear by it to help the look of their split end and dry, damaged hair.

    Like Olaplex, it's a rebonding treatment to help repair heat or chemical damage.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I was initially looking for olaplex and came across this so I thought I would give it a try. I have been trying to grow out my hair but the ends become dry and easily damaged, so every time it grows I just need to cut it again. I was about to cut it when I got this in the mail and tried it. It was amazing! Gave my hair that fresh cut look and feel, added tons of shine back in and made it feel so healthy. This is a game changer for me!" —mmsmco

    20. A colorful kitchen mat so you can keep your ~eyes on the prize~ when washing the dishes, whipping up dinner, or baking yourself a little treat — all with your tootsies resting comfortably.


    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $25.49.

    21. A tee for anyone who thinks the best part of Love Is Blind is when Nick Lachey said not once, but twice, "I'm obviously Nick Lachey."

    Basic Bitch Designs

    I want to have that kind of energy in my own life.

    Get it from Basic Bitch Designs on Etsy for $22.50+ (available in sizes XS–4X and five colors).

    22. A trio of rubber jar openers so you can get into that delicious container of pickles or your shortcut jar of tomato sauce without straining your hand. ~Get a grip~ already!


    One reviewer also had the genius idea of using the flat one under a cutting board to keep it from sliding away!

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $3.46.

    Promising review: "I bought a set of these years ago (about 10 years ago) for myself and my mother-in-law. Mine are still going strong, but she managed to wear hers out, so I ordered her another set. When my dad saw them, he wanted a pair. They both have arthritis in their hands and have tremendous difficulty opening jars and bottles. These grippers allow them to to get a strong enough grip to open all kinds of jars and bottles. The different shapes work great for different types of containers — the flats ones work well for just about anything with a lid; the cone shaped one is great for water bottles, salad dressing, etc. I would highly recommend for anyone with arthritis or a weak grip." —MGS

    23. A pair of ultra-soft velvet jogger pants for an easy way to fancy-up a sweatpants look for a dinner out, date night, or even the office (depending on where you work).

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3X and 11 colors, plus a velvet leggings style with and without a side stripe).

    Promising review: "These are the softest pants ever!! I am so happy i got them, and i am for sure ordering more! I love how they feel and the softness of the fabric is just so fabulous! My hubby likes them as well and says they are very nice. Great product, well made, fits good and is definitely a keeper!" —pugmama

    24. A genius grain storage container with 12 compartments that each hold 3/4 cups so you can pour out perfect portions of rice, quinoa, oatmeal, and more.

    Food 52

    Get it from Food 52 for $25.

    25. A Tarte tinted lip mask so you can treat your pout to a hydrating spa day *and* a sheer wash of color. Chapped lip season isn't over yet, folks.


    Get it from Tarte for $14 (available in three shades).

    26. A subscription to Book of the Month, because you deserve to treat yourself to a new pick every month, selected from an array of shouldn't-be-missed new releases, plus a fun little surprise.

    Each month you choose from five available titles — plus, you can always get more books or even skip a month if none of the options sound like the right fit!

    Subscribe at Book of the Month for $14.99 per month — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each!

    27. A bottle of No Pore-Blem primer to smooth out the canvas of your skin pre-foundation, diminishing the look of pores and uneven skin — all while protecting and adding moisture, thanks to collagen and green tea extract!


    Promising review: "I wanted to give this product 10 stars. But was only limited to 5. This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I'm almost 30, and my face has become super oily... Like I can fry chicken on it by the end of the day. So for months I've neglected wearing any kind of foundation or makeup in general. After reading reviews I figured I would give this a try. The glow it gives you is AWESOME!!! it makes my skin so soft.... I'm probably going to wear just this and no foundation 50% of the time. I went for it and did my whole face and ladies.. You know that could mean several steps of products...After the Texas heat...And the sun...And amounts of sweat. My face was PERFECT...STILL! No oil... No smears... No pores... This is literally sent from heaven!!!! My ONLY dislike is the fact that you cant purchase this in five-gallon buckets!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    28. Nesting food storage containers in a rainbow of colors to make matching the lid easier than ever (each container has a dot with the same color as the lid right on the bottom!) — and of course, these take up, like, *no* room in your cabinets.


    You know that thing when you're prepping ingredients or packing away leftovers and you just CAN'T find the lid that fits?! No more. You can freeze, 'em, microwave 'em, and pop 'em in the top rack of your dishwasher, too!

    Get the set of five containers and lids from Amazon for $25.93 (also available in smaller and larger sets).

    Promising review: "We absolutely love this set of food storage containers! The fact that all the pieces stack together and all the lids snap together is genius — really great for small kitchens like mine. I also love how the container and lid are color-coordinated. It makes finding the right lid for the right size container a breeze. They're also just a cheerful color scheme that's fun to look at. A++ buy!" —Abbey Thompson

    29. A pair of 🔥 sunnies so you can quote the iconic "flames...on the side of my face" line from Clue in style.


    Get them from Asos for $23.

    Paramount Pictures

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