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    31 Cool & Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    I dare you to not enjoy a single one of these.

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    1. A resealable container of moisturizing sheet masks formulated to tone and prep your skin. In just a few minutes, your a.m. skincare routine just got a whole lot more luxurious.


    Sheet packs packed in a container like makeup wipes?? Why didn't anyone think of this sooner!

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $28.45 (also available in daily honey (for use day or night) and daily snail (for night use) varieties).

    Promising review: "Love the reusable plastic container they come in -- really cuts down on the waste and mess! Nice light minty scent, really refreshing, my skin looks great after just three or four uses." —space kace

    2. A strand of LED lightbulbs so you can turn *any* mirror into an old Hollywood–style vanity.

    They come with suction cups *and* 3M adhesive rounds, so you can decide to stick 'em on temporarily or permanently. And they have a handy switch (AND DIMMER!) so you can flip 'em off and on easily. They just plug in to any outlet, too.

    Get a strand of 10 bulbs from Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "These were just what I was looking for for my makeup vanity. I originally planned on using the suction cups to stick them to the mirror but they also came with little sticky patches so I stuck them to the frame which looks much nicer. There's a slot behind each bulb to wrap the wires and adjust them to the length you need. I taped the wires underneath my mirror so they are barely noticeable." —Laura J N

    Look at the lighting difference these bbs make:

    3. Ben & Jerry's new snackable cookie dough, aka my actual dream come true. That's right, a WHOLE BAG of their dough chunks, straight outta the pint.

    Ben & Jerry's

    How into cookie dough am I?? I literally did an investigation into which ice cream brand has the most cookie dough in their ice cream.

    Get it from Ben & Jerry's for $6.99 (also available in vegan dough and peanut butter cookie dough).

    4. A ~magical~ motivational water bottle with markers on the side (just refill it at 1 p.m. with a simple charm) so you can stay on track through the day.


    It has a removable filter so you can infuse your water with fruit — or just keep any ice from bumping against your chompers.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99. If you're not into the Harry Potter graphics, check out their full selection of motivational water bottles!

    Promising review: "I love this water bottle!! It is bigger than the average water bottle so you don’t have to constantly refill and I love the little features. It comes with a carry strap (YES) and it is velvety to the touch. The lid even has a catch for the ice so you don’t have the frozen-teeth-of-doom thing. And best of all, as a Harry Potter nerd, the aguamenti graphic makes me almost as happy as the tiny wands that mark the times on the other side. Excellent bottle!" —Cristy Trevino

    5. Brow Flick, Glossier's newest product to make those forehead caterpillars look incredibly full. Its a super-fine brush pen that effortlessly draws on individual "hairs" for a natural-but-lush final look.


    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three colors).

    You can also get a set of Brow Flick and their cult-face Boy Brow for $30 — you save $4 on the combo!

    Promising review: "I have incredible sparse/almost no eyebrows & for the longest time I've been looking for a true neutral brown brow pen that does not lean red or orange! I've tried several over the years, and they have all oxidized into the ickiest, most unnatural colors on me but Glossier, you DELIVERED!! It is the most perfect neutral brown — I can see this shade working on a lot of different people! It also builds well over my regular brow pencil. I can't thank you enough for creating this product. Receiving my Brow Flick in the mail today has made me so ridiculously happy!" —Thankfulgrows

    6. A pair of bag-carrying handles if making trip...after trip...after trip...carrying the groceries home is just not working after you. Want to carry ALL the bags at once (without hurting your hands)? These'll do the trick.


    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "My sole complaint about this is that it didn’t exist twenty years ago, because it could have saved me so much aggravation over the years!I am 100% one of those people who would rather dislocate both my arms and have them fall off halfway between my car and front door than make two trips with grocery or shopping bags. Many times I have had thin plastic bag handles sawing through my hands. This could solve one of the most perplexing mysteries of California, too: why there are shopping carts literally everywhere in grocery parking lots EXCEPT the cart returns. People, buy one of these and you can carry all your bags to your car! Also, the trick of twisting them all closed inside your vehicle and not slinging your groceries from side to side when you drive home... brilliant. Buy this amazing hunk of plastic without delay!" —E. Rose

    7. A Golden Girls chia pet that is so far down in the uncanny valley, it's actually cute again. I'm upset but I also really want one.

    Urban Outfitters

    I mean, look at Sophia!!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in all four ladies: Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia).

    8. A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They're super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!


    One roll of these will tackle a number of messes equivalent to 60 ROLLS of conventional paper towels.

    Get a roll from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I've had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They're much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I've washed the first ones I've torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I've only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat...when you wash them, you're supposed to air dry them, so I haven't sent any through the dryer. And I haven't needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I 're-roll' them!" —A. Clark

    9. An ingenious cereal bowl designed by some clever person who (like me) hates sogginess. Pour your milk in one half, dump your cereal in the other, and then just scoop it down into the milk as you go. You'll enjoy a fully satisfying bowl every dang time.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    Promising review: "I love this little bowl. Previously I would either throw away half of my cereal when it got sloppy, soggy before I could eat it all, or I would fill it a little at a time as I was eating. This is a brilliant way to solve that problem. Just spoon a bite or two from the plateau level as you eat and enjoy that crunch from the first bite to the last. The frosting on the cake is its durability and super easy rinse clean, wipe dry maintenance. One less irritating hassle to start your day." —Scott

    10. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    It has 3,000 five-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    11. A Fleabag pin for when you want even your accessories to break the fourth wall.

    Sweet Grenadine / Etsy

    Brb, thinking about the Hot Priest until I die.

    Get it from Sweet Grenadine on Etsy for $8.18.

    12. A foot filing rasp that'll undo years of callus buildup in mere MINUTES. No waiting for intense creams to do their work, no getting pedicure after pedicure — if you want to see results ASAP, you'll think it's ~grate~.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.93+ (available in black and white, and in packs of two).

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    13. A silk scrunchie so you can get your hair out of your face while going about your day or sleeping — without doing any damage. Silky scrunchie = silkier, breakage-free hair.


    Get them from Amazon: $9.49+ each (available in 31 colors and patterns) or a pack of five for $29.99.

    Promising review: "I didn't think I needed a silk scrunchie until I finally tried these ones. Totally worth it imo and I definitely feel a difference between using these scrunchies versus regular cotton scrunchies! They have the prettiest sheen and are so cute to even just keep on your wrists." —Abbie Joy

    14. A flexible silicone spoon with a one-tablespoon measure built RIGHT IN so you can add your favorite oil (in precise amounts) while cooking — and get right to stir-frying.


    It's heat resistant up to 600° and designed with an ergonomic handle, stiff nylon core, and flexible angled head for easy stirring.

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in four colors). There are plenty of other clever spatulas/spoons in this listing too, including a blender spatula and a jar scraper — and in sets of tools!

    15. An off-the-shoulder dress that won't get your feathers in a ~ruffle~ when you realize you need to change out of those PJs to go meet your friends.

    Unlike a lot of off-the-shoulder dresses, reviewers note that the sleeves don't ride up. Oh, and this has pockets, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors).

    Promising review: "Very comfortable! Stretchy, flowy dress. Thick enough material to not show panty lines, but not too heavy where it wouldn’t breath or felt too warm. I purchased the olive color & love it. I’m considering purchasing one or two more in different colors as it really is the perfect dress for comfort and looking nice. Very easy to dress up or dress down." —Princess

    16. An iconic frame you can fill with a photo of you and your favorite five other ~friends~. It also makes a great gift for anyone whose job's a joke, they're broke. Their love life's D.O.A.


    Get it from Firebox for $18.99.

    17. A two-in-one sprayer & scrubber for the easiest dog baths you've ever experienced. Juggling a hose and your pup is hard — now you can pet your doggo and wash 'em with both hands.


    It straps securely to your hand, is flexible for a comfy experience for your presh pet, AND it comes with adapters so you can connect it to your shower/tub OR your outdoor garden hose.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "My dog is terrified of the bath! But with this hand held sprayer, it’s so easy to bathe her. Bathtime is so much faster and more comfortable for her now. She doesn’t try to jump out of the tub because she’s terrified of the shower head, now she stays in and is very calm (I think because it probably feel like a massage to her and gives the sensation that I’m petting her)." —Hayden Wood

    18. Other-Wordly, a beautifully illustrated collection of unique words from languages around the world any bibliophile would love to ~check out~.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.06.

    Promising review: "Gorgeous meandering wander through words that describe with simplicity and sincerity the little treasures of the human condition and make us feel more connected to each other regardless of culture or native language. And the illustrations are perfectly complimentary. Beautiful little escape :)" —Amazon Customer

    19. Ingeniously designed hair pins with a flocked (aka velvety) coating to hold every single strand without slipping E V E R.


    Get a pack of 20 pins from Amazon for $13.95 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Great pins for an updo. I like the fact that the pins have a coat on them that is the color of my hair and not shiny like most pins. I have shoulder length hair and I can only do a french twist because of the length of my hair. I watched a youtube video on the updo and when I tried it at home the pins fell out. Now with the coated pins they stay put and you cannot see them. They also hold the hair much better than any pins I have used in the past and they come in a variety of sizes. I am happy I bought them." —Colleen Mcdonald

    20. A super-trendy pink and palm leaf platter set so you can serve chips & dip in style at your next party. Or just for yourself for your next TV binge.


    It's dishwasher safe, too!

    Get it from Target for $7.

    21. A flexible memory foam neck pillow you can twist into place to cradle your cranium in whatever way is most comfortable. Got a window seat on your next flight? You need this!


    It snaps closed so you can easily attach to your suitcase or backpack while on the move. You can clean the removable cover in the washing machine, too! Because planes are gross, people.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (also available in blue).

    Promising review: "This pillow is awesome! It's super soft and squishy not like the other typical pillows. It molds to any shape needed, which is nice if you're sitting window seat and want to rest your head against the wall. It really molds to your neck. Good stuff for long flights." —BAABS

    22. An ergonomic, angled pen designed for lefties to keep ink from smearing and smudging allllllllll over the side of your hand.


    Basically magic.

    Get a pack of two black-ink pens from Amazon for $7.24 or a pack of three (one blue, one red, one black) for $7.49.

    Promising review: "My dad is left-handed and always whines that the world needs to catch up with lefties. I bought him these pens as a gag gift...basically to mess with him. I mean really, left-handed pens? Anyways, when he received them, he thought they were hysterical. He works in a school and is always writing. He tried the pen just to play with it and fell in love. He told me these pens are amazing, the best thing he has ever written with. I am right-handed, obviously, and I tried to use the pen in my right hand, thinking it would be like any other pen. It is very uncomfortable in the right hand. It really is contoured for the left hand. If you know someone who is left-handed and can't find the perfect present, these pens are it. I plan on buying a lot more of these dumb pens. They are pricey, but well worth it. If I could give it more stars, I would." —Castryn

    23. A national parks–inspired candle for all the ambiance of an adventure-filled camping trip — with none of the actual, you know, Outdoors.

    Homesick Candles

    The scents are themed around the parks:

    Yellowstone (with notes of dew, fresh air, and lavender)

    Great Smoky Mountains(with notes of orange peel, hyacinth, and amber)

    Yosemite (with notes of water lily, golden oud, and nightfall vanilla)

    Grand Canyon (with notes of warm sandalwood, lemon, and jasmine bloom)

    Get them from Homesick Candles for $29.95 each.

    24. A cat-shaped over-the-door iron hanger who is claw-sitively thrilled to help you hold your jackets, purses, hats, robes, and more. You'll want to get organized right meow.


    No tools or installation required — it just pops over any door up to 1.5 inches wide. And it holds up to 20 pounds of stuff!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (or a pair for $17.99).

    Promising review: "Loved it! How can you not? It fit the door, which I didn't realize could be a problem until after I'd purchased it. But no worries, it works as it should, seems to have a good black coating. Fun gift purchase. I like the wide hooks, not tiny and pointy that can damage clothing so easily." —Casey Shelley

    25. A pack of Zipzicle zip-top pouches so you can make your very own (cough, boozy, cough) freeze-pops and stay cold and refreshed all summer long.


    Just concoct your mixture, funnel into the bag, and freeze. YUM!

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in smaller packs of 18 and 36).

    Promising review: "These are the most fun you can have on a summer's day! They are not just for kids!! They freeze up fast and you can put much healthier items like fresh orange juice in them and have a great snack for kids or even make ice sticks with the same recipe as the drinks being served and keep your guests from having watered down drinks by the barbecue. I ordered a much larger order this time!" —nicholas cremato

    26. A Burt's Bees sunburn soother you need to stock up on *now* before we get into those beach-going months. You KNOW you don't reapply sunscreen as often as you should anyway.

    It's made with a blend of aloe and coconut oil for deeply moisturizing relief that *doesn't* feel greasy. These photos above are four days apart, btw!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.35.

    Promising review: "Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Even if it does peel later on, it’s minimal compared to what it would be and look like if I had not used this sun soother." —


    27. A complimentary tee or PopSocket for the person who always tags you in Good Advice Cupcake Instagrams. That little ~sweetheart~ just gets you!


    Get them from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake collection on Amazon: the tee for $21.99 (available in men's and women's sizes S–3X and five colors) and the PopSocket for $14.99.

    28. A storage lid organizer you'll wish you bought years and years (and years) ago. It'll end the nightmare of trying to figure out which lid belongs to which container (or losing a lid...sigh) and put a stop to the cascade of containers that rains on your head when trying to find the right size. Virgos, rejoice!


    The dividers are adjustable so you can customize your set depending on what size containers you have!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in a smaller size).

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf, and I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product" —Laura H.

    29. The RBG Workout, an illustrated guide to Ruth Bader Ginsberg's workout, as written by her trainer. It's simple but challenging, and full of helpful tips — I'm already inspired tbh!


    Get it from Amazon for $11.52 (also available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited).

    Promising review: "This is a cool little book. The workout itself is nothing new, but the fact that it is full of (super helpful) illustrations of the Supreme Court Justice completing the exercises in a 'Super Diva'" sweatshirt makes it worth every penny. As someone who suffers from health issues that affect my ability to do difficult exercise routines, it was refreshing to have a very doable, well-explained workout that I can manage. Most exercise programs seem to assume that if you are working out, you must be 100% able. Even the 'beginner' versions can be really daunting — lots of jumping (no can do), running (nope), etc. This one encourages readers to take their time and only do as much as they can each session. If someone in her eighties who has suffered from cancer three times can crush this workout, then a sick chick in her thirties can do it too." —K. Flanigan

    30. A foldable handheld fan to bring a surprising amount of cooling power on the go. Or to pretend your hair is being blown back in a photo shoot — totally up to you!


    It's under four inches long (aka it can fit in your pocket or purse), has two speed settings, and can be charged by USB or powered by batteries!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors, or with two fan heads for $13.99).

    Promising review: "I liked it so much I got a second! I had gotten one for my girlfriend because she wanted to make sure her makeup doesn't come off during humid days, but I started using the fan and the fan is amazing. I thought it was going to be one of those cheap ones that break or have weak wind power but this is so strong. It has two settings normal and high, as if normal power wasn't strong enough. I am someone who sweats a lot so after walking a long day and I sit in the park somewhere, I just use this to cool off. I have been using it for a week now. It's USB charged so I don't have to go out and buy new batteries. A full battery life lasts a couple of hours so I can literally use it from morning to night. I highly recommend this!" —Mitchell

    31. A pair of Soffe shorts you *totally* used to wear all the time...but forgot how comfy they were. When it's 103° and 99% humidity, you'll be so glad you stocked up on a few pairs.

    They're PERFECT toss-on-at-the-beach shorts. Or omg-I-need-to-run-to-the-grocery-store shorts.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.64+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 79 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I started wearing these type of short for softball practice. They are extremely comfortable and I got used to them so now I wear them in my adulthood. Slip them on, give it a little fold on top at the hip, add a tank top or a nice shirt, all done. Perfect." —Valerie Ann Love

    Now the only question remains: do you pronounce Soffe like "saw-fee" or "soh-fee?"

    Warner Bros. Pictures

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