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    Updated on 4 May 2020. Posted on 13 Mar 2020

    17 Brilliant Products That Work So Well, They're Basically Magic

    Not sure how these things work — only care that they do.

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    There are so many disappointments in life.

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    Like that time I went to my Year 12 Formal with my dream guy, only for us to break up before the end of the night. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

    Fortunately, once in a while, something turns out the way you hope it will.

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    Like getting a job you interviewed for and really, really wanted. Or Harry Styles announcing Aussie tour dates.

    And sometimes, they work out even better. Here are 17 things that work so well, you won't believe they're not magic.

    1. This gel mould and mildew remover, to do all the work in your shower that you've been avoiding.

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    I love me a quick fix. This highly concentrated (wear gloves!), mould and mildew remover is effective and requires very little effort. Simply squeeze gel along the grout you want to revive, leave for five to six hours, then wash off with running water. Much cheaper than renovating the bathroom, really.

    Buy for $21.99 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This Aztec Healing Clay, which deep cleanses your pores for your most glorious face yet.

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    This clay basically has its own cult following of thousands, so it's no wonder it always makes our monthly bestsellers list. Just mix a bit of powder with some apple cider vinegar, lather it on and extract every last bit of gunk from your pores.

    Check out some brilliant before and after photos here.

    Buy for $23.95 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This WeVibe Melt Clitoral Stimulator, which uses air pressure to massage your clit.

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    Use this waterproof toy during your ~alone time~ or lie it flat between you when with a partner. You can use the in-built buttons to move seamlessly through 12 different intensity levels (from the sensation of soft kisses to stronger suction) — or, use the complimentary app to let your partner take control of it.

    Buy for $179.99 from JouJou.

    4. This Biotin shampoo, which thousands say have helped them regain healthy, thicker hair.

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    I'm fairly skeptical of anything that claims to help you grow your hair back or make it thicker — you get what nature gave you, right? However, this shampoo has a good many people singing its praises, so for its price, it's definitely worth a shot. Filled with biotin, provitamin B5, zinc, coconut oil, it promises to improve scalp health and inject a tonne of nutrients to hair strands, encouraging new hair growth.

    Buy now for $19.85 from Amazon Australia.

    5. These armpit pads that will keep your sweat from staining your shirts.

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    Apply these self-adhesive underarm pads directly to your skin for some easy, all-natural soaking up of sweat. Never fear wearing synthetic fabrics on a hot day again!

    Read more on these little beauties here.

    Buy a pack of 25 for $24.90 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This touch-up crayon that will fill the little scratches and dents your wooden furniture has accumulated over the years.

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    I am not a handy person, so I've kind of just accepted the scratches and dents my home and furniture are slowly accumulating *eyes my tiny humans and cat*. This brilliant little tool, which comes in every conceivable hue of wood, can be rubbed into the surface of your furniture or heated to fill larger dents. You can even mix more than one stick to get your desired colour! Now anyone can be a home renovator.

    Buy a single stick for $6.55 from Bunnings.

    7. This Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal, which will do everything from keeping your breakouts at bay to reducing redness.

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    Alcohol-free and made with rose petal water, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel extract, this thing is honestly miracle water.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read more about this excellent product here.

    Buy for $27.95 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This FOREO LUNA 3 for normal skin, which will help deep cleanse your pores with one side and firm up skin with the other.

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    You can also get LUNA 3s designed specifically for sensitive and combination skin.

    Promising review: "Sonic waves are sound waves and they pulsate, like, really fast. When these waves are directed into your skin, they travel deep into your pores to shake loose all the gunk, like dirt and makeup residue. Your hands or even your most high-quality washcloths can’t reach all that. The sonic waves also help increase circulation, exfoliate the skin (without pulling on it), and give your skin a nice detox by stimulating the cells."

    Kayla Boyd

    Read the entire low down here.

    Buy for $299 from The Iconic.

    9. This eyeliner stamp, which will give you the perfect wing every time — because whoever invented the winged-eye look was just setting us up for failure.

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    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.

    10. This magic double-sided tape that sticks to everything and can be washed and reused, time and time again.

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    Thanks to some special kind of wizardry, this durable, double-sided clear tape can be used to stick almost anything to any surface. Five metres long, it can be cut to suit your needs and then — without leaving a mark — be removed, washed and used again from now until eternity.

    Read all about its wondrousness here.

    Buy for $13.50 from Amazon Australia.

    11. These blemish patches, which protect your acne from bacteria as it heals.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed, 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.

    Read all about their genius here.

    Buy a pack of 18 patches for $4.90 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This deodorising drain stick, which cleans pipes that I thought would have to always remain filthy.

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    These strips deodorise your drains, but they will also break down the organic matter and grease that cling to the sides of your pipes. Plus, you're given two complimentary drain snakes, so you can rid your bathroom of any hiding hairs the strips don't get to!

    Buy four packs of 12 and two drain snakes for $16.88 from Amazon Australia.

    13. This vegan Lush Sleepy lotion, which is almost solely responsible for the eight (okay, seven) hours of sleep I get a night.

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    This is the sleep aid every tired human needs in their life and I will not rest until you all experience this magical lotion. It's this heavenly mix of oatmeal, lavender oil, organic cocoa butter and a bunch of other natural goodies. Plus, it smells divine. You will never sleep better than getting out of the shower, lathering this on, then jumping under the covers.

    Also, Lush only purchases from suppliers that don't test on animals, so you'll feel better bulk buying this when you inevitably become addicted.

    Buy a 95g jar for $17.95 from Lush.

    14. This wine aerator and decanter, which will give you the best glass of wine every time — even though you just picked up the cheapest bottle you could find.

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    This ergonomically-designed device adds the perfect amount of air into wine and removes any sediment. Simply pour wine from the bottle, through the device and into your glass. Pair this with a homemade dinner and the fact you no longer drink wine out of a goon bag — you goddamn grown up, you.

    Buy for $15 from Amazon Australia.

    15. These Ardell Natural Wispies Lashes, which will instantly transform your face with a touch of drama.

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    These come with a small tube of adhesive, so you needn't immediately go out and buy some when it comes to wearing.

    Promising review: "These lashes have some serious glam power. As someone who has never used falsies before, I found them super easy to apply and they didn't weigh down my eyelids. Not your everyday 9-5 look, but perfect for nights out or events where you want a lil' OOMPH in the eyes."

    Julia Willing

    Buy a pair for $9.95 from Big W.

    16. This fabric defuzzer, which with one stroke, will remove all that unwanted fluff from your upholstered furniture and clothing.

    Amazon

    This ergonomically-designed fabric shaver will make all your fuzzy sweaters and blankets like new again — no more throwing out perfectly good clothing because of the fuzz and lint that has cropped up all over. Lint is gathered in the handle (no spitting it out all over your floor) and easily emptied into a bin. Lastly, this gadget is rechargeable, so no digging around drawers for batteries you may or may not have before a night out.

    Buy for $19.95 from Amazon Australia.

    17. And finally, this UV phone sanitiser and charger, because I'm gross, you're gross — we're all gross.

    PhoneSoap, Amazon

    Someone once told me that our phones hold more germs that a toilet seat, and still, I keep putting it against my face. If this thought freaks you out as much as it does me, may I suggest this UV phone sanitiser and charger? UV light kills 99.9% of bacteria, while one of two charging ports (USB and USB-C) charges your phone. Best thing you've ever bought for your bedside table.

    Buy for $145.98 from Amazon Australia.

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