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    24 Jan 2020

    We've Gathered 13 Things That Will Make Life's Everyday Struggles A Touch Easier

    Whoever said "nothing worth having is easy", clearly never encountered these products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This John Frieda Rotation Hot Air Styler, because thinking of how to style your hair in the morning is just another worry you don't need.

    Instead of loading your head with a bunch of products in the morning, you can simply use this hot brush to tame frizz and style at the same time. Use the multi-directional, soft-bristled roller attachment for full-bodied curls — or swap it out for the ceramic comb attachment for flat-as-a-board locks.

    Our mate across the pond wrote a whole post about it here. It's called by another name in the States — the John Frieda 1 1/2" Hot Air Brush — but same brilliant product.

    Buy for $49.99 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This Puma sports bra, that will actually hold you in place when you exercise.

    Amazon

    Burpees are hard enough without worrying about body parts in your face. This classic racerback sports bra is constructed with a thick under-bust band and stabilising shoulder straps for support and full range of movement. It comes in a myriad of colours, all with the iconic Puma cat logo to chest — the white is my favourite though, easily slipped into every existing activewear collection.

    Buy for $26.56 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This Ouai Finishing Creme, designed to tame the unruly flyaways that refuse to stay down, no matter how much you wrestle with them.

    Sephora, Ouai

    This beauty buy, infused with Keratin and artichoke leaf extract, is beloved by all hair types. Just a dab of product worked through wet or dry hair will hydrate your dry-as-the-Sahara strands, adding shine and all 'round health. Plus, with fragrance notes of violet, gardenia, ylang ylang and white musk, it smells divine.

    Buy 100ml for $40 from Sephora.

    4. This eyeliner stamp, because whoever invented the winged-eye look was just setting us up for failure.

    Amazon

    Reviewers say that this stamp makes the perfect winged eye every time — infinitely easier than trying to get even lines freehand. Each set comes with two pens — one for your left eye, one for right — and is water-resistant and smudge-proof.

    Buy for $11.57 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This cord organiser, because I know all your cords are currently lying on the ground in a hot mess.

    Amazon

    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn thing to use to sort out your cables. Use on your bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you), desk and even your car.

    Buy for $9.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This MiGoals 2020 Goal Digger Planner that will make your takeover of the world that much easier to plan.

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    Nothing makes your day run smoother than a list of tasks you can check off, one by one. When this planner came across my desk, I audibly squealed (people looked up from their screens, it was embarrassing).

    This leather-like bound planner not only gives space for you to plan your day-to-day, but comes with weekly habit trackers, gratitude prompts, goal and wins lists. Every month begins with a double-spread vision planner; and ends with a review of accomplishments and challenges.

    Buy for $44.95 from Dymocks.

    7. This silicone mini-muffin baking pan, because there's nothing more upsetting than only half of your baked goods making it out of their moulds.

    Kmart

    I used to bake cupcakes with my mother and sister as a kid, and we used to set them in metal trays. No matter how much we buttered the damn thing, there'd always be a bit of precious cake left in the bottom of the moulds. Fortunately, my children will never know the trauma, thanks to this silicone mini-muffin pan. Oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, this little beauty will give you your baked treats in whole, every time.

    Buy now for $5 from Kmart.

    8. This phone charging stand for your desk, because I know it's sometimes a struggle to remember to plug your phone in at night.

    So thousands of people are really keen on this thing. Reviewers love how fast this stand and wireless charger charges their phone, how they can see the screen whilst on their computer and how affordable it is. As someone whose most commonly texted message is, "I'm sorry, my phone died", I wholly endorse this purchase.

    Buy for $33.99 from Amazon Australia.

    9. These blemish patches, because maintaining clear skin is hard. Let these do the hard yards for you.

    Amazon

    These patches are made of hydrocolloid, a wound-healing material that protects against bacteria. Ultra-thin and complete with a matte finish, they can be worn on top of inflamed and acne-prone skin, and under foundation(!). A few hours later, your zits will have shrunk noticeably. No wonder people are buying these in bulk.

    Buy a pack of 18 patches for $5.20 from Amazon Australia.

    10. These sheet smoothers, which will alleviate the struggle of having to constantly tug at your sheets when they pop up in the middle of the night.

    Spotlight

    All the tossing and turning in bed has rendered the elastic edges of my fitted sheet utterly useless. These suspender-looking devices clip to a corner of each end of the sheet, and under your mattress, meaning you can have a bloody jumping competition on your bed and your sheets won't budge.

    Buy a pack of two for $18 from Spotlight.

    11. This Squatty Potty, the original foot stool designed to make the muscle area around your colon relax, thereby allowing you to drop your ~stool~ faster and more completely.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It took a day or two to get used to, but within a week of using it, I noticed quite a positive difference in my, uh, evacuation. It took less effort and less time, and really just made the whole process a lot more pleasant.

    In fact, within a week, it started feeling strange to use other toilets WITHOUT the Squatty Potty. I actually prefer using it now."

    Kat Angus

    Read the entire low down on the Squatty Potty here.

    Buy for $39.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. These Scholl gel shoe inserts, which will make evening runs that much more appealing, knowing your feet will be completely supported.

    Amazon

    Should you have a really high arch, like me, the idea of hitting the pavement with speed sounds like a light form of torture. These gel shoe inserts promise to support your arch with its ergonomically-shaped design and shock-absorbing gel construction — a firmer one to support your arch and a softer one to cushion your joints. This particular design is designed to fit a men's size 7-12.

    Buy for $19.60 from Amazon Australia.

    13. And finally, this splatter screen guard, which will make cooking with hot oil less of an exercise in ninja skills and more about getting delicious food into your belly.

    Amazon

    I love me some bacon, but sometimes the oil burns and greasy stovetop do not feel worth it. Well, lovers of bacon and all other oily foods (the very best of foods, let's be honest), this splatter screen guard is here to protect hands and countertops. This kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and the ergonomic, silicone-covered handle folds in for easy storage.

    Buy for $24.63 from Amazon Australia.

    You, doing life easier now that you have these products.

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