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    39 Things Under $15 That I Can't Stop Thinking About

    Two pounds of pink Starburst. Say less.

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    1. An clear eyebrow gel that'll hold each hair in place so your brows always look perfectly groomed.

    Reviewer wearing the gel

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff. I have a 'bare minimum' makeup look and this stuff is part of it! I actually use it even if I don't fill in my brows at all. This stuff is able to go on thin enough for me to not feel it but thick enough to hold the hairs where I want them until I take it off. I don't have any extra wax or residue, it lasts until I remove it, and it does not have any smell or tint to it. I take my brow shape pretty seriously since that seems to be what I'm complimented on more than anything else. The picture I've included is what my brows looked like with the gel but without any makeup on them. You will not find anything this good for a price in the same ballpark." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.15.

    2. A highly relatable Good Advice Cupcake sticker to decorate your laptop, water bottle, you name it.

    Sticker of Cuppy sitting at a desk with a laptop and notes on fire with text that says "I have no idea what I'm doing"
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    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3+ (available in three sizes).

    3. A genius transparent mouse and memo pad for anyone who needs their to-do list right in front of their face or they'll forget what the heck they need to get done.

    to do sheet notepad with a clear sheet on top that you can place stickers on top of

    Promising review: "What you see is exactly what you get. There are two transparent sheets to keep notes/cards and such separated. Writing on the mat is very comfortable, and I love being able to use it as a mouse pad as well. This is plastic type sheets so you can just wipe them off. Since this mat can be cleaned, I don't see having to ever buy a replacement unless this one becomes torn. Of course, I did end up buying another one because I originally purchased this mat for work and loved it so much I purchased one for home use." —JC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

    4. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara so your lashes actually hold a voluminous curl. It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?,

    Promising review: "I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Weikert

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. The Big Activity Book For Anxious People, because it mixes fun and humor with educational tips for coping with your anxiety so you feel a little less alone about your worries.

    The cover

    Promising review: "I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It has become part of my daily routine. Some pages have activities such as crosswords or mazes. Others have coloring activities. Others have text. Because I enjoy coloring, when I read the pages that have just text, I color random designs on top of the text while repeating the calming information to myself. The book really does make me laugh and reduces my anxiety a bit. As my therapist tells me, 'Information reduces anxiety,' and speaking feelings usually reduces them. This book 'speaks' worries that I experience regularly, so I don't feel so trapped in my head with it, and it gives me information that either makes me laugh or reduces my anxiety. Pretty amazing. I recommend this to every single person with anxiety who enjoys working with paper." —MBM

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    6. A mascara separator if you're not a fan of the clumpy lashes look. The comb is curved so you can reach every itty bitty lash.

    Promising review: "This is a great tool. I have used eyelash combs in the past, but this is the first time I have used the curved shape. It makes a huge difference! The curved shape is much more effective at separating lashes. I recommend letting your mascara dry a bit before using the comb, to avoid getting smudges on your eyelid. I like that this tool has a metal comb, and the cover is helpful." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

    7. A flame colorant that'll make cozy winter nights in front of the fire pit just a little bit more special.

    reviewer's fire pit with blue, orange, and green flames

    Promising review: "Watching these burn is absolutely peaceful and mesmerizing! They actually last for a good 20 minutes as well." —Stella

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. An eye primer to ensure your flawless smoky eye isn't ruined by your chronically oily eyelids.,

    Promising review: "So I use this primer for my eyeliner AND eyebrows, and it is a life-changer!!! I work jobs and a majority of the day I'm waitressing outside on the patio in the humidity. I needed something to keep my eyeliner intact so I didn't look like a raccoon by the end of my shift. It literally kept my makeup looking like I just put it on allllll day no matter how bad I sweat in the heat!!! I used it only on my eyes first just to try and I was amazed. So the next day I tried it as a primer for my eyebrows too before I filled them in and it does the same for my eyebrows! I'm in love with this product. Hopefully my picture will prove it!!" —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75.

    9. A pack of squiggly line nail wraps for anyone who's obsessed with this nail art trend but whose attempts look like a 3-year-old did it. These wraps don't need to dry, last forever according to reviewers, and come off with just water.

    pale pink nail wraps with black squiggly abstract lines on them
    Pretty Fab Nails / Etsy

    Pretty Fab Nails is a Florida-based small business founded by Nicole.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these. They were easy to apply and exactly as described. Wore them for about two weeks and they held up really well!" —Melanie Neff

    Get it from Pretty Fab Nails on Etsy for $6.99.

    10. A mold and mildew remover so you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    before photo of a reviewer's tub tiles stained black with mold and mildew and an after photo of the same section of tile and the black stains are gone

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I live in an older apartment complex and even though I scrub and clean my bathtub every week, the caulk around the edge still managed to grow mold and turn brown/ black. I scrubbed with many different products and it didn't seem to make a difference. I found this product and the transformation is huge. First, it's easy to apply because of the squeeze top. I was able to just really focus on the caulk. Then, because it's a gel, it stayed put and didn't ooze everywhere. It really surprised me on those vertical sides. In the first picture, I already scrubbed my tub and even used some sturdy brushes attached to my power drill. The second half of the picture is after five hours of letting this mold remover soak and just wiping it off." —Rochelle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A pack of plantable confetti that transforms into wildflowers, because haven't you heard — regular plastic confetti is really bad for the environment and wildlife. Now you can have a gender reveal without...y'know...starting a wildfire.

    Botanical Paperworks

    Botanical Paperworks is a woman-owned Canada-based small business started by Heidi Reimer-Epp and her daughter. They supply all your eco-friendly paper product needs with their plantable wedding favors, cards, coasters, and more!

    Promising review: "These were great! I used them in gift bags for those who attended my wife’s celebration of life. She was a gardener so I thought a gift of wildflowers would be appropriate." —Elizabeth H.

    Get it from Botanical Paperworks for $10.99.

    12. A waterproof eyeliner if you want rich color payoff and staying power that will last while you ugly cry through your third rewatch of Grey's Anatomy.


    Promising review: "This is an all-day eyeliner. It doesn’t disappear like so many others. It comes off with eye makeup remover easily. Affordable and long lasting. Highly recommend." —CarrieInCan

    Get it from Sephora for $13 (available in 19 shades).

    13. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp that'll polish your toilet with each flush, which means you don't have to spend 15 minutes this weekend scrubbing and scrubbing...and scrubbing. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    14. A tiny airplant holder to give you a ~hand~ when it comes to decorating your apartment.

    The hand-shaped plant holder holding an air plant

    Promising review: "It’s beautiful. I love it. So does my air plant. It’s spread out and enjoyed life so much since I got it." —TeamS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A long-lasting clear lip gloss for anyone who loves having moisturized lips *and* for whom regular lip balm just isn't extra enough.,,

    The rosehip oil gloss is designed to reduce fine lines on your lips. The mint oil gloss creates a cooling sensation. And the coconut oil gloss is for lips that need extra hydration.

    Promising review: "Wow this stuff is actually really good. I'm extremely surprised at how moisturizing this is and yet glossy at the same time. I tried it on immediately when I received it and was impressed. I knew my true test would be in the morning. My lips are always dry after brushing my teeth so I figured that would be the perfect time to test this out. That was three hours ago and my lips are still moisturized and GLOSSY even after eating breakfast. I literally tossed out all my other mediocre lipglosses that were just taking up space. Highly recommended." —PoshLife

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.89.

    16. A gold plant decoration so you can accessorize the greenery with adorable brass animals that hang from branches and stems.

    a brass bush baby, toucan, and koala plant decorations
    Another Studio / Etsy

    Another Studio is a London-based small business behind these brass animals, as well as dozens of other adorable home goods.

    Promising review: "This is such a cute plant decoration and I love it! I couldn’t decide which one to purchase so I ended up getting quite a few of them. I rationalized my purchase by telling myself that I would give a few of them away as gifts, but I just cannot part with any of them. My plants are even cuter than they were before! I’ll be back for more! 😁" —Christie Belles

    Get it from Another Studio on Etsy for $8.39 (available in a variety of animal shapes).

    17. A bottle of hard water booster powder because your mugs look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) and you want them to look like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny).

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $9.17 (or Subscribe & Save for $8.71/month).

    18. A Flamin' Hot Cheetos phone grip if spicy snacks are a big part of your personal brand (it me!).

    Phone grip that looks like a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos
    La Luz de Luna

    La Luz de Luna is a Latinx-owned small business that sells really awesome handcrafted accessories inspired by pop culture, fandoms, and Mexican culture.

    Get it from La Luz de Luna for $9.

    19. Balm Dotcom, a hydrating lip balm for anyone who's tried just about every moisturizing lip treatment without success. This one's made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

    Model wearing balm dotcom in fig

    Promising review: "Honestly, I was skeptical but bought this product because I’m obsessed with figs. I love it; it really melts all the crustiness away and leaves you with soft lips." —Mercedes

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in nine shades).

    Check out my colleague's Balm Dotcom review for more deets!

    20. A sliding webcam cover that'll ensure whatever's going on in front of your laptop stays private.

    Promising review: "The device sticks well to the computer and is thinner than any other one I purchased in the past. It's been doing a great job of covering my camera; it slides easily when I want to use the camera, and it's so thin there are no issues closing the laptop. I tend to be kind of hard on my laptop, and I'm impressed with the durability." —Sha

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in five colors and in multipacks)

    21. A zero-waste cap to turn your pump bottles into squeezable ones so you can get every last drop of product.

    The caps screwed on a lotion bottle

    Promising review: "I was so tired of wasting lotion at the bottom of the bottle! I would try everything to get it out, even cutting the bottles in half! (This left plastic bottle shrapnel bits in the lotion — would not recommend!) So I searched the internet and landed on these. They're great and do exactly what you want them to. No more throwing away somewhat-empty-but-not-really bottles of lotion!" —Buy, Buy More, and be...happy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    22. A mounted brush for satisfying your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray and white piece of plastic.,

    Promising review: "Both my cats seem to love this inexpensive product. Bought on a whim but very pleased. Little need for catnip, with some positive attention and gentle encouragement they started using this groomer and haven't stopped, only when it falls down. Didn't want to use screws and haven't found a lasting adhesive tape that holds up under such constant use. Command strips are on the shopping list." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A tonsil stone remover so you can *finally* treat the root cause of your bad breath. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.


    Promising review: "I'm in my early thirties and just started getting tonsil stones. Until a few months ago, I never even knew what these things were! I've been struggling with cotton swabs to fully remove the stones but couldn't get rid of them and they would just come back within the week. I received this and investment ever. No struggle holding my phone as a flashlight while awkwardly posing myself in front of my badly lit bathroom mirror. I sat comfortably at my vanity, used one hand, and removed the whole stone in less than a minute. Why did I not know this was a thing? Why have I been struggling? Get it! Stop struggling, suffering, and awkwardly dealing with this ridiculous me." —Wren

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two colors and in a multipack).

    24. A laptop sticker to help you manifest your dreams of actually being surrounded by plants and greenery 24/7.

    Sticker of a black woman sitting on a stool surrounded by plants
    The Trini Gee / Etsy

    The Trini Gee is a Black woman-owned small biz creating the coolest melanin-infused designs.

    Get it from The Trini Gee on Etsy for $8.90+ (available four sizes and two styles).

    25. An S-biner (as opposed to a carabiner) because having to have a stack of keys on you at all times is annoying. With this lil' guy, you can easily swap out sets of keys instead of having to remove each one individually.

    The s-biner

    Promising review: "This is the best key organizer I've ever used. I have three sets of keys, with one set that I carry every day. This clip makes it easy to switch the other sets. The lock is nice, but I usually don't even bother with it." —Alex L.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.29.

    26. A watermelon lip mask if your pout is looking parched instead of plump. It's made with watermelon seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E to keep your lips looking luscious and hydrated.

    The pink gel

    Promising review: "I love this. It smells so good and my lips are so soft in the morning. It also feels great and is not sticky." —Julie

    Get it from Colourpop for $10.

    27. A soft and gentle silicone massager brush to exfoliate sensitive skin, clean out your pores, and loosen dead skin cells to reveal softer, healthier, glowing skin underneath.

    Promising review: "I'm a licensed esthetician and know a thing or two about skincare. Unfortunately, I have such sensitive skin that most exfoliants I've tried for myself really irritate my skin and can end up triggering eczema or psoriasis flares. This is a gentle enough way to exfoliate that it gets the job done for me without irritation. As a plus, the massage-like effect it has would aid in microcirculation and probably aid cell turnover (as exfoliation does in general)." —Michael

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.58.

    28. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard-water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solutions — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. Well, I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    29. A leather cleaning brush so you can stop crying over your favorite suede booties that were destroyed by rain and mud. This lil' guy can be used four different ways to clean scuff marks, water spots, and invisible dust.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought for sure they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered 'ruined' for several years and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. I was so impressed! It's absolutely worth getting and trying for yourself! Scuff marks take a bit more time to improve but they do look better after brushing them." —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    30. A grooming rake because it'll loosen an absurd amount of fur, lighten your dog's undercoat, and prevent future mats. This brush is specifically designed for pooches with thick, dense fur or double coats.

    Reviewer photo of a husky sitting next to a pile of fur that's almost as big as itself and has been removed with the rake

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing 7 stars, but 5 will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped instead of getting spread out and floating around like with the blade style Furminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier. Check the photo to see what 20 minutes will get you." —pvfjr

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    31. A door stop with a built-in security alarm if you live alone or just want the added comfort of knowing when someone is trying to get into your home. This bad boy emits a high-pitched alarm when pressure is applied to it (i.e., an intruder is attempting to open the door).

    the white door stop wedged under a door

    Promising review: "These are fantastic and VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually." —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    32. The Wand, a mini handheld filter that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. This lil' guy is designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. It's also supposed to revive oxidized wine so you don't have to toss an open bottle.

    Hands swirling the wands in a wine glass

    Promising review: "OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me." —Penny Froh

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    33. An adorable bookmark book tracker to gamify reading and entice you to finally finish the story on your nightstand.

    bookmark with an illustrated bookshelf on it and you fill in the name of the books you've read on the empty spines on the bookshelves
    British Book Art / Etsy

    British Book Art sells the most beautiful paintings of your favorite literary characters, like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as reading trackers and bookmarks.

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.88.

    34. An earwax removal kit if buildup in your ear is causing discomfort or affecting your hearing. Good thing you don't need your ears to read the 22,200+ 5-star reviews this product has garnered.

    Reviewer photo of all the wax they removed from their ear

    Promising review: "After messing around with a cotton swab in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" —Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    35. A pack of AirPod cleaners because you wanna clearly hear your true crime podcast. Squish the flexible square into your AirPod speaker, peel it off, and gasp in horror at the ear goop that's been dulling the sound quality.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker

    Promising review: "I was shocked by how well these cleaned my AirPods after the first try!! Nothing else works as well! I used the AirSquares to clean inside my case as well. Will be buying again" —Amazon Customer

    Get 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    36. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to clean your machine as it runs. No need to sigh in frustration every time you open your dirty dishwasher to remove your "clean" dishes.

    Promising review: "I have had a film on my dishwasher for quite some time now, I am embarrassed to say. We did not realize that it was necessary to clean the dishwasher from time to time. The buildup had been accumulating for over four years now. I tried several other cleaners to get the buildup off, but failed. I bought this product and figured it was worth a try. We added the product into the dishwasher and ran a normal cycle without dishes. When we opened it back up, it looked like new. Highly recommend this product!" —Phillip and Katherine

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    37. A genius humidifier tank cleaner so you can go longer between washes. Hate refilling the water tank only to realize it's coated with a thin layer of slime and sludge? Same! This fish-shaped cartridge swims around the water tank, inhibiting the growth of buildup for up to 30 days.,

    Promising review: "Just drop this in your humidifier and it keeps the water pretty darn mildew and mold free. Super easy to use, no smell, and safe. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well." —Kristine

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    38. A 2-pound bag of pink Starbursts because not having to worry about opening a dozen Starbursts packets only to find one pink one is a beautiful thing.

    hundreds of pink starbursts

    Promising review: "I've stopped eating and showering. Most recently I no longer find the warmth of yellow sun a viable reason to get out of bed. Why you might ask? Because I ordered this bag of all pink Starburst and now nothing else in life can compare to the sweet gloriousness that I found there. All pink Starburst. Just think about that and realize the phrase basically means 'utopia' or 'box of puppies and rainbows.' If you enjoy the company of family and friends do not buy this, because their bland conversation will feel pointless in the face of staring at a bag of ALL PINK STARBURST." —Hupka

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    39. A TikTok-famous pink cleaning paste if your little one went Baby Picasso on your furniture with a permanent marker. It's safe to use on so many surfaces — tile, glass, copper, cookware, furniture, and more — so you can buff away those stains and pretend they never happened.

    Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because if there's one thing I dislike it's cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. But this product, oh my goodness; legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area, then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà — magic!" —May

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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