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    33 Cheap Things That’ll Help Improve Your Life In Little Ways

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    1. A soft and comfy T-shirt dress to solve your "nothing-to-wear" problem once and for all.

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    Promising review: "This is a great dress! It is long enough that you wouldn't need to wear leggings with it if you didn't want to. The fabric is thick enough, so not too see-through, which is great! If it is any indication of how well I liked it, I bought another one in a different color after receiving this one! It washed up perfectly, too! Looks like a new go-to dress with flip-flops, etc. One more note — the neckline and sleeves are nice, too. The neck fits a little closer so it isn't too wide, nice dress!" —TLSmile

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    2. Pantene Rescue Shots hair ampoules with a concentrated formula that'll help dry and damaged hair feel silky smooth again. It's not too late to cancel that expensive salon treatment!!!

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    Promising review: "My hair was processed and damaged, my husband would say that it feels like a straw bale. This little ampule changed my life. After one use, my hair was soft as silk, shiny, and manageable. It was completely unreal how this product transformed my hair and I knew I had to find more. I bought two boxes on Amazon and will continue to use this religiously. For something so inexpensive, it is a game changer. I now have my friends on the Rescue train and they are just as impressed." —melissa michael

    Get two three-packs from Amazon for $9.94.

    3. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey so good, you'll want to drizzle it over anything and everything. Sweet + spicy = heavenly combo

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    Read our full review of Mike's Hot Honey!

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich....so delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.06.

    4. Hydrating sheet masks perfect for a cheap yet effective at-home facial, because self-care doesn't need to cost a fortune!

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    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Promising review: "I'm a guy that cares about my skin. I'm 40 and our rough Chicago winters wreak havoc with my combination skin. I bought this pack on an impulse. Omg! The first night I used the herbal one. I read the ingredients and the mask smelled exactly like what it said it was. I could feel it working and when I took it off, the effect was instant. My skin was literally flawless and not for five minutes! It stayed tight and moisturized all day. I love these masks even though they're quite messy to apply. Ordered more. At this price and effect, this product is a steal!" —PaulP

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $10.49.

    5. A jewelry cleaning stick to restore the bling to your ring. There's zero mess and you can use it on the go.

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    This jewelry cleaning stick works like a brush pen: just twist the pen (a cleansing solution will be delivered to the flow-thru brush), brush the solution onto your jewelry, and voila — it'll sparkle like new!

    Promising review: "This is the best little impulse buy I have ever made! I'm shocked, actually. In less than a minute, I opened the package and I was in the process of cleaning my wedding ring with ease. I typically clean my ring weekly at home, so I did not expect to see immediate results in the form of gray grime residue left on the cleaning bristles! After a quick rinse and dry with an ordinary hand towel, my ring looked the best it ever has after an at-home cleaning. The diamonds shoot sparkles and reflect colors beautifully. Only my jeweler makes it look better! Another bonus: the brushes are soft and flexible enough that they get into tiny nooks and crannies and will be effective with chains and pendants with a lot of grooves and small stones. You cannot go wrong with this purchase." —MrsReading

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.79 or one for $5.49.

    6. An essential oil stick that won't disappoint you (like everything else in life) — reviewers say it actually helps alleviate migraines!

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    Read our full review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick!

    Promising review: "Science? Witchcraft? Who cares! I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hotpack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5" —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. An overflow drain cover so you can enjoy a full bath without worry about losing precious water every second.

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    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone!" —anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. String lights for an easy way to create a cozy ambience in any space. Voila! Your bedroom is now Pinterest-worthy.

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    These string lights measure 66 feet in the length and are made of waterproof wire.

    Promising review: "After owning these lights for a little while, I can say that I am genuinely shocked by their excellent quality. They look beautiful and are the perfect color to add some warmth to my apartment — I've been getting nonstop compliments whenever someone new comes over! The wire is thin but resistant; I've bent it every which way during the multiple times I've rearranged my lights and have yet to experience any damage. At one point, I woke up to find that my cat had jumped up and pulled down part of the wire and was happily chewing on it as if it were a toy. I actually specifically chose these lights because they're waterproof, knowing that when my cat inevitably pulled them down to chew on and play with, she wouldn't be electrocuted. After it happened, I took a close look at where she had been gnawing and even with her sharp tiny teeth, I didn't see a single sign of wear and tear. I'm now positive I'll be getting years and years of use out of these!" —H

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. An expensive-looking faux leather belt with a statement buckle to instantly elevate a simple ensemble. Accessories👏 matter 👏!

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    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this, but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s a staple that ties every outfit together so well. A very easy way to step up a simple outfit. It’s great quality for the price, and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it. 10/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in sizes S–L and seven styles).

    10. A jar of Neutrogena hyaluronic acid moisturizer that's both hydrating and lightweight. It'll sink in right away and leave your face smooth feeling smooth as a baby's bottom.

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    Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which is why it's such a popular ingredient in moisturizers. This formula is non-comedogenic, oil-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free. Read our review of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer!

    Promising review: "This is the moisturizer I have been waiting for my whole life. I have tried moisturizers from what feels like every brand — from the drugstore to the high-end expensive stuff at Sephora. This stuff feels incredible on my skin — it feels like a relief to put it on. It's not even remotely greasy, absorbs almost instantly, and has the lightest, cleanest fragrance. Other heavier moisturizers left me with tiny clusters of new blemishes every morning, but this hasn't clogged my pores at all, and my skin feels soft and plump. I also use this moisturizer to cut my CC cream/foundation to make it lighter. LOVE!" —meems

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    11. A honeycomb organizer because you'll get great joy from seeing each pair of socks and underwear nestled in its very own spot.

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    This can be trimmed to fit your drawers.

    Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but... it's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find... Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well-made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    12. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches for absorbing giant zits overnight so you don't have to deal with them in the morning. If you're weirdly excited about seeing all the gunk on these patches...you're not alone.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little patches are outstanding. They work just as advertised. This is the first acne product that worked just as I hoped. Put the patch on an annoying blemish at night and in the morning, there will be white gunk on that tiny little patch. Brilliant!! No downside to this product. Does not cause drying or flaking." —Robin V.

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $11.88.

    13. A bottle of Ancient Greek Remedy oil to soothe your skin, hair, cuticles, scalp, or nails (basically anywhere that's dry and cracking).

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    Read our review of this oil (#10 on the list)! It's made of a blend of olive, lavender, almond, and grapeseed oils with vitamin E.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing. I've been using it daily on my hair, face, nails, pretty much everywhere. I love the blend, the aroma, and the way it makes my skin feel. I've told everyone about it! My friends have noticed my face is really healthy and plump. I used to have redness and blotchy cheeks, and it has gone away. I could go on and on but I think you get the point! It's great so make sure to get a bottle or two!" —Vanessa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A handheld milk frother that probably attended barista school because it'll help you whip up a cappuccino that looks and tastes incredibly ~profesh~.

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    Because it's small and battery-powered, you can use it for traveling or camping as well. It comes with a stainless steel stand so you don't have to worry about setting it down on the counter.

    Promising review: "This makes the creamiest froth ever! I am completely blown away by the results of this device. I had no idea that I could make froth at home like this. This changes my whole cappuccino experience!!!" —Wells Family

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    15. Clip-in extensions so natural-looking, people will think you grew out your hair overnight.

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    Promising review: "Okay, so I am very picky about hair extensions. I've spent hundreds of dollars on numerous sets and have never been completely satisfied. UNTIL NOW! These are BY FAR my favorite. For such an amazing price! If you're worried that this deal is too good to be true (because I was) then stop worrying! And buy these extensions. I have very short hair, and they still look great! Very full and luscious. And you can straighten them. I'm very happy." —Makenzie Long

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49 (available in four sizes and 22 colors).

    16. Coty Airspun loose face power for giving your makeup a flawless finish (even if you only spent five minutes on it).

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    Promising review: "It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six shades).

    17. An anti-chafing stick to soothe and moisturize sweaty and sticky areas on your body (like inner thighs), because you should be able to rock those fabulous summer frocks free of irritation. Real heroes don't wear capes — they come in a tube!

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    This vegan product doesn't contain any petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils.

    Promising review: "This is my GO-TO product for thigh chafe. Seriously ladies. It lasts forever, and it's worth the price. I've worn it all day, after one application, while walking at Disneyland, used it for running 5Ks, and wear it for everyday summer skirts and dresses. I've even started using it on my heels for tight shoes. Great find and product!" —CollegeGirlBookSeller

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A Bob Ross coloring book that'll actually help calm you down instead of stressing you out with a ton of details.

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    It comes with reference pages with Bob's original works as well.

    Promising review: "Great pictures and quotes from Bob. Pictures are not so complex that they take an eternity to finish; they’re just right. I bought two more as gifts, and the recipients really enjoyed them as well and say their friends also want one." —Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.17.

    19. An eyeliner stamp so you can get perfectly matching wings on the very *first* try.

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    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.27.

    20. Silicone sleeves for securing your glasses in place all day while also providing a bit of cushioning for your ears. Talk about going above and beyond!

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    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and often times I forget to take them off, they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get five-pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A rose gold detangling brush to be the fairy godmother you never had — it'll make all your hair dreams come true.

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    Promising review: "Being in the military makes me plaster my hair to my head, so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. I also used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive, 'oooh that's shiny' purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it... It's shiny, it's nice to your hair, your head, and your floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74 (available in four colors).

    22. An acupressure wrist band that may help to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness, or other forms of nausea.

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    Promising review: "I get VERY sea sick and these worked like a CHARM during my cruise. Whenever I put them on, my nausea went away in minutes. When I took them off, I felt sick almost instantly. They do leave an imprint on your wrists, but that is nothing compared to the relief they provide. I was skeptical of their effectiveness before buying but TRUST ME, they work wonders." —ninakraw

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. An ultra-moisturizing overnight lip mask so you can wake up with a soft and supple pout.

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    Promising review: "The reviews are true: this stuff is amazing! A slick on my lips before bed, and I awake with pillowy soft, plump, kissable lips that lasts until the evening. I was amazed at how well it worked even after the first application. It doesn't have a strong flavor or scent; I was concerned it would be too gingery but it's not at all." —Morgan R

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    24. A silicone case for your earbuds so you don't have to untangle them every. single. time.

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    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available two sizes and four colors).

    25. A pretty aromatherapy pendant to carry your fave essential oil with you at all times. The design just makes ~scents~.

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    Promising review: "This necklace serves the purpose of being a convenient way to have immediate access to your favorite essential oils. It's also very pretty and adds a nice decorative touch to an outfit. I love things that have dual purposes. If you are going to wear a piece of fashion jewelry, why not wear one that also provides you with aromatherapy? I got the antique bronze, and it has a vintage quality to it. Not a heavy piece; very lightweight, which I actually prefer. Who wants to be weighed down with a heavy piece around your neck? This would be a great gift for a friend or for yourself!" —LBC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three finishes).

    26. An absorbent microfiber towel that'll dry your hair faster and help reduce frizz.

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    It has a button and loop closure so the towel doesn't come apart while you're getting ready.

    Promising review: "Why did I just now find these? Why have I suffered under the weight of a wet towel my whole life? This is absolutely one of the best things I've added to my life. I refuse to live without one of these ever again. That's right, folks — zombie apocalypse? This is in my go bag." —WWoman6814

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A quiet little desk fan, because there's no way you'll be productive when it's 500 degrees in the office.

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    Promising review: "This fan is a perfect size for my desk, yet delivers powerful cooling air. Love the color, and it's very quiet! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't take up much room." —BeckieBea

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. Microfiber cloths you can count on for an easy, one-step makeup removal routine. *Wipes face once, passes out*

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    29. A copper tongue scraper to remove all the gunk off your tongue and get rid of bad breath once and for all.

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    Promising review: "Halitosis be toast! My husband has always had an issue with bad breath even though he's ridiculously meticulous about his oral hygiene. Seriously, I've never met someone who flosses as much as he does and he never skips a tooth brushing, no matter how tired he is. Yet he still had the most rancid breath. Enter the tongue scraper! Just like that — BAM! No more bad breath at all!" —Kelly A Torres

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two finishes).

    30. Stick-on blind spot mirrors that'll help maximize visibility and make switching lanes a less nerve-wracking experience.

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    Promising review: "I've almost gotten in a couple of accidents because I don't check my blind spot too well. These mirrors have definitely helped me avoid any potential accidents! They're also great to check your parking and making sure you're between the lines!" —Angie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $4.20.

    31. A shower drink holder, because enjoying a glass of wine (or a can of beer) while taking a bath is probably the most satisfying thing in the world.

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    Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better, but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    32. A nail strengthening cream formulated with calcium, vitamins, and jojoba oil for preventing splits, chips, and cracks. It'll also condition your cuticles and help boost nail growth.

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    Promising review: "I just got it today and used it twice. I can already see and feel an amazing difference in my cuticles and nails. My fingertips feel like silk to the touch. My ragged cuticle (from the hands in water thing) instantly softened and disappeared. My unpolished nails hardened up, almost as if I had just double-polished them with an intensive strengthening polish, but I didn't. All I did was rub the cream into my nails, cuticle, and fingertips, and within minutes, I actually saw and felt an instant difference. I can't believe the difference this product made in one day." —RoseAnn Gibbons

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    33. A five-year journal with a beautiful cover design (and gilded page edges) to cherish forever. Since you only need to jot down one line a day, it won't feel like a chore.

    Amazon

    And five years later, you can look back and reflect on your daily entries!

    Promising review: "I have known about these diaries for awhile, and when I saw this patterned cover I knew I had to get it. The colors are bright and the gold is shiny! It's absolutely beautiful! All the pages inside were there and in the correct date order, and the ribbon bookmark is very handy. I will be getting more for gifts!" —Jennie Nichols

    Get them from Amazon: the celestial one for $13.32 and the modern one for $11.98

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