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    28 Useful Products Under $10 Our Readers Actually Swear By

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community (and asked again!) for the best products they'd ever bought for $10 or less. Here are the results!

    1. A two-pack of ~Mighty Handles~ because you have better things to do than make multiple trips between your kitchen and the trunk of your car after grocery shopping.

    "Mighty handles to bring my groceries in in one trip. Life changing." —niftek

    Get a two-pack of Mighty Handles on Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A flexible garlic roller that peels multiple cloves of garlic in, like, thirty seconds or less.

    "A garlic roller!! A friend gave this to me as a wedding present. I kind of laughed at it at first, but I use this thing EVERY FREAKIN DAY. It is so easy to use and to wash. And though it lasts a really long time, I have no qualms about shelling out a few bucks to replace it when it’s worn out. It’s been five years since the wedding and we’re only on our third roller!" —quinceyf

    Get one on Amazon for $8.99.

    3. An alcohol-free toner made with witch hazel, rose petal water, and vitamin E so you can help tame your skin's redness and breakouts.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed,

    "I use it every day and it has helped my skin so much! I have combination and sensitive skin and it's so nice to have a more natural product that doesn't irritate my skin or make my break out. There are other formulas in the line too like cucumber, aloe vera, and original. I highly recommended it!"


    Get it on Amazon for $8.83.

    AnaMaria, an editor here, uses this and loves it! Check out her full Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner Review for all the info.

    4. A pack of hydrocolloid pimple patches you can apply at bedtime to help cut the time you have to deal with acne in half, because they help suck out all the gunk overnight.,

    "Cosrx patches!"


    According to the company's site, for these to be the most effective, you apply them to clean, dry skin and if you use other skincare products after (and presumably around) them. Users on r/SkincareAddiction also suggest using them on zits with pus that have come to a head (not hormonal acne) that have already broken or been very lightly lanced with a sterilized pin, so the gunk is actually available to absorb!

    Get three packs of 24 on Amazon for $8.34.

    5. A press-on manicure pack that can actually last for an entire week without damaging your nails even a little bit., Impress Manicure

    "The imPRESS Manicure Press-On nails have been the best purchase! I bite my nails and never can keep them looking good for long even when I pay for gel manicures. These nails last about a week so they are great if you have a vacation, one-day event or just wanna have a cute set of nails. They are SOOO easy to use and apply and don't damage nails because there is no nail glue, just a gel adhesive. I get compliments from people so I know they look legit." —biancanoelle

    Get them on Amazon: a maroon and glitter pack for $8.97 or a brighter red and glitter pack for $5.97. Or find a wide variety of selection on Ulta for $7.99 or the Impress Manicure site for $6+.

    6. Some satin pillowcases so you never again discover weird alien language–like crease patterns stamped across your face when you look in the mirror in the morning.


    "As a side/stomach sleeper I wake up with lines all over my face if I sleep on a cotton pillowcase, but this satin pillowcase set is super affordable, prevents weird pillowcase lines on my face, AND keeps my hair looking like way less of a mess. Oh, and it's also better for your skin!"


    Get a pack of two pillowcases on Amazon for $8.98+ (available in four sizes and 14 colors).

    7. A bottle of skin-repairing lotion to smooth even the driest skin, or even help seriously relieve your eczema.

    "The best thing I’ve ever bought was Eucerin. It helps with all my skin problems. All other lotions have never worked for me before. Finding Eucerin was a life saver for me. I highly recommend this for people with awful eczema or skin issues."


    Get it on Amazon for $9.18; or opt for the Eczema Relief formula for $6.89.

    8. A single balm you can use to replace your lip balm, moisturizer, cuticle oil, foot creams, hand lotions, and more. It even works for flyaways in your hair, or as a beard balm.

    "That stuff works. Hands, feet, beard. It’s incredible how fast it’s absorbed. I use it when fishing in Canada. By using it every night I save myself a lot of damage. Never leave home without it."


    Get it on Amazon for $18.95 (yes it's over-priced at the moment) or in their stores for $4.

    9. An extendable grabber tool you can use to coax things like your keys out from behind your couch and other hard-to-get places.

    "One of those grabbers that is like an extension of your arm.

    It’s been a life saver for things that fall behind the bed, or under the couch." —shelleyf4

    Get one on Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A classic dry shampoo with over 5,000 positive Amazon reviews because no one wants to wash their hair THAT often and it just plain works.

    "Batiste dry shampoo!"


    Get a can of their original scent on Amazon for $8.06, or check out their Amazon store for more scents and options, including one specifically designed for brunettes, and another specifically designed for blondes.

    11. A brown sugar bear, so you never discover that your bag of brown sugar somehow transformed into an impenetrable rock. Or if your sugar's in that sorry state already, it'll soften it up for you again overnight!

    "Buy yourself a brown sugar bear. I live in a dry climate and my brown sugar is always soft."


    The directions on the bear fill you in on the deets, but in case you're curious: you simply soak the bear in water for 20 minutes or so, dry off the outside pretty well, then seal it up in your brown sugar bag!

    Get one on Amazon for $5.75.

    12. A compact portable charger so you can always have that peace of mind that comes with a fully-charged phone, even at midnight on a Friday.

    "A portable iPhone charger from Amazon! I travel a lot, so this is the best thing I've ever bought! And it was $9.99! #steal" —meredithp490fbd99e

    Unfortunately the exact charger meredithp490fbd99e recommended isn't in stock anymore, but you can get the pictured one on Amazon for $5.99.

    13. A scraper for your stove and counter because it will help you get your kitchen clean so much faster by beating back tough cooked on, dried out–food, leaving you more leisure time to y'know, relax.


    "A scraper for stove and counter top gunk!"


    Get this scraper and a scrubbing pad for $4.73 on Amazon, or go for the entire cooktop cleaner kit that they act as replacements for; that's $10.99.

    14. A koozie that fits around a pint of ice cream so you can take your time eating your rocky road while your hands stay nice and warm.

    GoodeyStudio / Etsy

    "No more wrapping in a paper towel to avoid cold hands."


    And it might slow down that dreaded ice cream melt. Get these from GoodeyDesigns on Etsy for $10 each — Get your own, B.Y.O.S., and Ice Cream Will Never Breakup.

    15. A tinted lip balm with SPF 15 so you know the delicate skin on your mouth is extra protected from the sun, both in the summer months and through the rest of the year.


    "This Sun Bum tinted lip balm has become my go-to for a bit of color (and protection!) during the past few sweaty summer months." —elizabethlilly

    When we talked to dermatologists about sunscreen myths, they mentioned that lips need SPF just as much as the rest of your face does!

    Get it on Amazon for $5.69+ (available in six colors).

    16. Or some O'Keeffe's lip balm because it genuinely does what it says it will: moisturize and repair your dried, cracked pout so it finally stops flaking and peeling.


    "I’d been having severe trouble with my lips due to my acne medication drying out skin all over my body, and a friend that had been on the same medication recommended it. It heals the chapped lips, even when they’re so chapped that they’re bleeding. The best part is it stays on while eating and drinking." —findmeinneverland

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $5.97.

    17. A keyboard cover to protect your laptop from all sorts of gross invasive things, from dog hair to dripped tea to chip crumbs.

    "Honestly, a keyboard cover. I work from home and I have two long haired dogs. Their fur gets everywhere and the way most laptops keyboards are made, it is a nightmare to try to remove the keys to clean out the fine hair and snack crumbs. Now I don't have to worry about it. It felt a little weird to me at first, but it's so thin that it doesn't make it difficult to type and it looks great. Bonus: now my keys all look gold." —Barbara Hernandez, Facebook

    Get one made for Macbook Pros and Airs, 13- or 15-inch, on Amazon for $6.70+ (32 colors available). Or get a clear one made for the Microsoft Surface laptop and Surface book on Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A bar of African black soap that helped at least one person with the bumps on the back of their arms.


    "African black soap! I decided to try it on a whim. I'm happy to report that this soap has exceeded my expectations! I love the color and the smell, but best of all, it has gotten rid of the bumps on my upper arms! This soap is a lifesaver, and I got my boyfriend hooked on it too!"


    Get it from Amazon for $4.29.

    19. A detangling hair brush with special flexible bristles for smoothing your post-shower hair while minimizing any breakage or damage.

    "My Wet Brush is the best thing I've ever bought. This thing is ridiculously useful!"


    "I was going to say the same thing! The wet brush is in the top 3 best things that have ever happened to my hair."


    Other reviewers like it because it really does minimize breakage.

    Get one on Amazon for $7.70+ (five colors available).

    20. An easy connect palm size—bluetooth speaker that can turn any small gathering into a party by just adding music.

    "A speaker."


    Get this mini one from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in white).

    21. A clip-on strainer — it makes it super easy to drain your cooked pasta when it reaches that perfect al dente.


    "This is the best. Guess what’s going in everyone’s stocking this year!!" —heidih5

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $14.99, or about $7.50 each.

    22. A small dry erase board perfect for anyone who likes to jot down temporary to-dos and notes.

    "I constantly think of ideas such as grocery items, TV shows I don't want to miss, book recommendations, etc., but I like to erase the ones I don't need anymore. It's super convenient."


    Get a magnetic dry erase board (that includes one marker) on Amazon for $7.49+ (two sizes available).

    23. A set of stainless steel straws so you can keep a few at home and a few in your car — then turn down any plastic straw that comes your way.

    "Four stainless steal straws!!!" —amandat488bd8819

    Get this set of eight straws — cleaning brushes included — on Amazon for $6.99 (these are 10.5" tall, big enough for an oversized tumbler; you can also opt for regular 9" ones for $5.99).

    24. A Scotch tape handband that takes regular tape and makes it even more convenient — you'll never have to search for it under a pile of wrapping paper.

    "It was just a few dollars and is easily one of the best purchases I have ever made. You wear it like a hair tie on your wrist and it makes wrapping gifts, crafting, doing homework, whatever you need it for, sooooo much easier! I love that thing!!"


    Get one on Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A dual-sided pumice bar — it's the exact same one used in many salons to quickly and painlessly eliminate any calluses on your feet, so they're super smooth and soft.

    Mr. Pumice

    "It's saved me $$$ on salon pedicures!" —elizabethlilly

    One side is coarser than the other so you have exactly what you need no matter what callus you're working with. Reviewers say it's the exact same one you see in salons, and that it's easier to use than a real pumice.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $6.94 or singles on Sally Beauty for $3 each.

    26. Cell phone rings you can stick on your case to ease your worries about dropping your favorite device.

    "Stick on cell phone rings. I have a Galaxy S8 and the rings make it easier to hold with one hand and I have reduced my fear of dropping it because my finger is always looped through the ring on the back. I one for each of my different cases. And bonus, they're shaped like Mickey Mouse! Found them on Amazon for less than $5 each."


    Get this set of two Mickey-shaped cell phone rings on Amazon for $9.99 (also available in black and silver).

    27. A handheld folding fan that works wonders when you're stuck anywhere uncomfortably warm, which this summer has happened more often than it probably should.


    "I bought one for a trip to Florida and have continued using it since. It easily fits in the bottom of purses or even my work bag, and while people give me flack for being “bougie” or “extra” when I take it out, there’s no denying that it’s super helpful in harsh summer weather."


    It's made from bamboo and linen (not paper), so it's somewhat durable.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    28. A weather app with a sarcastic personality to amuse you even when it's kind of terrible outside.

    "Carrot Weather for iPhone. Rain isn’t always accurate—it’ll say it’s raining where you are when it’s somewhere else—but when it works, it REALLY works. And it has personality!"


    Download it from the Apple app store for $4.99 or from the Google Play store for $0.99+.

    You, buying almost everything here BUT spending way less than you expected you might, then looking at your checking account:


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