60 Cost-Saving Gadgets I Recommend to Everyone I Know | 22 Words
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Money - nice to have, easy to spend. But what if I told you there were a bunch of gadgets that'll help you actually save money? It's true, and I'm here to share 60 of them with you! You can save tons of money by going the DIY route, whether it be home repairs, coffee-making or salon services, as most of us have been doing for the last year anyway. These products will just help you get professional-level results on the cheap, so you can spend your hard-earned money on more important things. Like streaming services. Seriously, after seeing the before and after pics on a lot of these items, or reading rave reviews about how the product literally changed people's lives, I'm so excited to share them with you and help you start saving ASAP. You'll never go back to your old ways of spending once you see how incredible these gadgets really are! From spa services to home repairs, here are some easy ways to save money. Because we all know, sometimes you gotta spend money to save money!

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Save Money On Pedicures With This Foot Peel

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I, unfortunately, have the driest feet in the world. No matter how much lotion I apply, they always seem to be cracked and flakey. When I saw many influencers and friends using this foot-peeling mask, I knew I had to try it out. Although it doesn't seem like much at first, your feet will begin to peel like crazy after a few days of use. Long gone are the days of dead skin, and in are the days of soft, supple feet. You're going to want to be barefoot 24/7 when you're done.

Save Money On Heating And Cooling Bills With This Draft Stopper

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Winters around here can be brutal, and I'm always on the hunt for something to help me conserve heat and save some $$ on my utility bill. I bought these draft stoppers because of their 6,000 positive reviews, and they definitely live up to the hype. They slide easily onto my door and block out light from the hallway, noise, and even odors.

This Bondic Will Fix All Your Stuff So You Don't Have To Re-Buy

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I don't know why, but every single one of my phone chargers starts to fray after about a month. After watching me struggle to duct tape it back together, my husband searched for a better solution. And he found one: The Bondic, which actually fuses things back together instead of just acting as a bandaid. It works to fuse any two surfaces back together: Metal, wood, glass, plastic, ceramics, etc. Warning: This stuff is addictive. After fixing all my frayed cords, broken sunglasses, and leaky pipes, I've been on a constant search for more repair jobs throughout the house!

You Won't Have Time For Expensive Coffee Breaks With This Giant Water Bottle

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Banish dry winter skin and hair with this giant water bottle called "Bottled Joy." It holds a gallon of water, so you'll get your daily eight cups in and then some. People are obsessed with this thing - it has almost 19,000 glowing reviews on Amazon right now. I'm totally buying into the hype and snagging this ASAP!

Save On Chiropractor Visits With This Neck Traction Pillow

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Just looking at this neck traction pillow makes me realize I need to relax more. After working at the computer all day, I tend to have a lot of tightness in my jaw, neck, and shoulders. According to over 6K reviewers, this pillow should help A LOT.

DIY Car Detailing With This Dustbuster

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If you don't have a hand-vac yet, what are you waiting for? The Black+Decker Dustbuster is affordable, durable, and extremely handy around the house and car. Charge it up on the included charging base for cordless vacuuming wherever you need it.

Never Buy Another Notebook

I'm fascinated by these Rocket notebooks that you can reuse over and over again by simply wiping clean with a damp cloth. I'm a pretty constant note-taker and list-maker, so I feel bad about the amount of paper I go through. Now I can save all the trees since I'll be using this notebook for a long time to come! It's the perfect size for jotting down grocery lists or to-do lists, of which I have many.

Be Your Own Barista And Save On Expensive Coffee Breaks With This Milk Frother

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The original, and dare we say, best handheld milk frother. This Handheld Milk Frother by Zulay has become a staple in many coffee establishments, due to its industrial design and ability to quickly froth up any hot drink you can imagine. Powered by two AA batteries, the frother comes accompanied by its own metal stand, so that it can join your other kitchen utensils without clutter or mess. This original frother is also easy to clean and perfect for kitchen storage. If you want creamy drinks without the fuss, then this frother may be the best handheld milk frother for you.

Don't Let Your Kids Waste Toothpaste With This Dispenser

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Squeezing your own toothpaste is so old school. This fancy but affordable toothpaste dispenser applies the perfect amount of toothpaste while fitting neatly on your bathroom wall. This device isn't just super handy; it also saves lots of much-needed real estate on your bathroom counter. If you're sharing a bathroom with a roommate, spouse, or children, this needs to be your next purchase.

Avoid Broken Cables With This Cable Saver

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These handy little gadgets are Amazon's choice in the flexible cable protectors' department, and they come in a pack of 4. Designed with highly flexible silicone, they're usable on cables for all devices including, cell phones, computers, laptops, lightning cables, and more. Never suffer from broken cables and the unnecessary expense of replacing them again!

Save On Gym Memberships With This Core Max Device

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Core Max is designed to combine eight muscle-burning exercises in eight minutes a day, giving you incredible results. The power-assisted rebound system provides resistance and support to maximize results and minimize strain. And it comes with a nutritional guide, digital download workout videos, and a fast-results workout chart.

DIY Teeth Bleaching Saves Major Money

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When I wanted to whiten my teeth at home instead of dropping a mint getting them professionally cleaned, I turned to the OG of at-home whitening, Crest Whitestrips. These come in a 20-day supply, and you leave them on for one hour at a time. They improved the design from years ago when they moved all over your teeth; these are non-slip and stay right in place, so they're even easier to use.

Make Your Own Cold Brew And Save Cold Hard Cash

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You can fill the removable filter in this mason jar cold brew maker with coffee, loose leaf tea, or fruit and herbs to deliciously achieve your hydration (or caffeination) goals. The heavy-duty glass jar can handle lots of wear and tear, and the durable plastic flip cap lid seals tightly so you can take your drink on the go and avoid paying high prices at coffee shops!

Save On Pricey Blenders And Get This Magic Bullet Instead

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This Magic Bullet blender, rated 4.5 stars by more than 43,000 Amazon reviewers, makes it a snap to prepare single-serving smoothies, dips, sauces, and more. The set comes with the blender, additional cups and blades, a recipe book, and more. It works just as well as the pricey brands, so you save major dough whatever you're cooking up.

Stop Wasting Food With This BluApple

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My produce goes bad almost before I get it out of the grocery bags. I don't know if it's the Florida humidity or if my home hates cucumbers and zucchini. Whatever it was, I struggled to find some solution that would prolong my veggies' life. The BluApple system is simple and easy: Replace the packet inside the plastic "apple" every three months, and the ethylene gas that prematurely destroys your produce will be nipped in the bud.

Get Free Compost For Your Garden

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Want a secret superpower when it comes to growing veggies and plants? All you need is a compost bin like this one to keep your veggie and fruit scraps in, then transfer to an outside pile when it's full. Come spring, your garden's going to get a huge boost from stuff you were just going to throw out anyway.

Don't Waste a Single Kernel With This Collapsible Popcorn Maker

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Microwave popcorn bags can contain harmful chemicals, plus a ton of salt and fat. Why not keep your popcorn healthy and less expensive by popping it yourself? It's quick and easy with this BPA-free Silicone Popcorn Maker. After eating your snack right from the bowl, it can be hand-washed or thrown in the dishwasher. You have a variety of fun colors to choose from - so match your kitchen or your own personal style.

Make Your Own Fancy Gelato With This Electric Ice Cream Maker

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The Dash brand of kitchen gadgets never fails to intrigue me, and this pint-sized (literally!) electric ice cream maker is no different. I already had the Dash mini waffle maker and was lusting over the pie maker when I spotted this gadget that creates ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt right in your own kitchen. Sundae? Every day.

Reach Every Drop of Expensive Beauty Products With This Spatty Daddy

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When it comes to pricey lotions, make-up, or medicines, it's worth a little effort to scrape out every last bit. That's literally the only job of the Spatty Daddy. This Shark Tank winner is designed to fit inside even the skinniest bottles to help you reach every last precious drop. One five-star reviewer said, "Use to stretch my foundation another three weeks, which makes this a SUPER money saver. ... This is a genius tool! Pays for itself the first time you use it!"

Don't Waste Money On Disposable Cupcake Wrappers

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If you've ever made cupcakes, then you know how wasteful they can be. That's where these reusable silicone baking cups come in. Made from food-grade silicone, these handy baking cups can be put in the oven, microwave, and freezer. Coming in a rainbow of vibrant colors, these cups are simple but effective.

Don't Pay High Prices On Artisan Bread, DIY!

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I'm not exaggerating when I say that I could eat bread for every meal for the rest of my life and be totally happy about it. This Lekue Silicone Bread Maker allows me to make the bread of my dreams hot and fresh out of my own oven. Now I could bake it every day if I wanted to! Although I should probably try to cut down on my gluten intake...

Don't Get Charged For Paper Or Plastic Grocery Bags

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I have tried to make small changes to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Along with the reusable ziplock bags, I swapped out plastic grocery bags for these reusable net bags. Although lightweight, they're very durable and stretch easily, so you won't have to worry about them ripping on your grocery run. Along with fruits and veggies, I've also used this at the beach to carry my sunscreen, book, and towels.

Don't Buy Expensive Cake Pops, Make Your Own For Parties & Celebrations!

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When you're in the mood for Devil's food, but don't want to tempt yourself with an entire cake, just make yourself a few single-serving portions with this cake pop maker. You can make up to nine cake pops at once, and the heating plates are coated in nonstick so that it's easy to remove your desserts. But why take my word for it — " I was able to make over 100 cake pops in under 2.5 hours," one reviewer raved. "Tips to future users: use the recipes in the included booklet. There's less water and the consistency is PERFECT!"

Grate Your Own Cheese To Save Big

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My arm quickly gets tired whenever I'm using a regular cheese grater, which is why I switched over to this restaurant-style one. Not only do I feel cool using it (yes, I am that lame, thank you for noticing), but the grating barrel is sharp enough that you can also use it on chocolate and nuts. You can switch the handle to either side depending on whether you're left- or right-handed, plus the whole thing dissembles for easy cleaning.

This Iced Coffee Maker Saves Me Tons Of Money

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I have no idea how this HyperChiller by Maxi-Matic HC2 Patented instant Coffee/Beverage Cooler works, but I'm sure glad it does. It makes iced coffee in literally one minute, which saves me a ton of time and money. I finally kicked my coffee shop habit with this thing!

Save On Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches

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Breakfast sandwiches are arguably one of the best breakfast foods. If you or someone you know loves to chow down on McMuffins, then this breakfast sandwich maker is the perfect gift. Toast your bread while you cook your eggs and breakfast meat, and in just 5 minutes, your sandwich is ready to eat. This is a great gift for busy moms and work addicts who are always rushing out the door.

Make Your Own CBD Oil Gummies!

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What person would not squee with delight upon spying this fabulous gummy candy maker that churns out gummy bears (giant and regular-sized), fish, and worms? The adults in the room will be happy to know they can add CBD oil to take grown-up gummies to the next level for much less than the packaged ones cost! It just requires readily available gelatin or Jello mix and bam - now you're Willy Wonka.

Skip The Coffee Shop With This French Press

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Save yourself money on coffee runs and grab one of Amazon's top-rated French presses, earning 4.7 stars -- that's only $18.99! It comes in a lovely copper-colored stainless steel and has a four-level filtration system that minimizes the possibility of coffee grounds sneaking through. Along with the 34-ounce French press, you get accessories: a wooden spoon, a measuring spoon, a milk frother, a sponge cleaning brush, and four filter screens which is a huge value for the money.

Extend Your Mattress's Life With This Mattress Topper

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Sleep on virtual snow with this plush, deep, cloud-like mattress topper filled with the softest combed cotton. Filled with supportive 3D snow down alternative fill, this topper distributes weight evenly and alleviates pressure points. Wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed without groggy fatigue! And it'll prolong the life of your mattress, saving you money over time.

These Fridge Liners Keep Your Groceries Fresh

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Every single year, my new year's resolution is to eat more fruits and vegetables. And every year, on the 1st of January, I go to the grocery store and load up my cart in the produce section until it's overflowing. That's all well and good until a week goes by and my crisper drawers are filled with rotting apples, berries, and cucumbers. These Dualplex Fruit & Veggie Life Extender Liners are the key to helping me stick to my resolutions.

Save Your Carpets With This Spray Cleaner

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A quick remedy to sudden, unexpected carpet stains (which often happens if you have kids and pets, like me!) is to spray the affected area with a spot remover. Spray, blot, let it sit, and voila! No vacuums or rinsing necessary. Folex is a top seller for a reason and will keep your carpets looking new for a long time.

Never Call The Plumber For Clogged Drains Again

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How can the unassuming TubShroom cause such a stir? With 13,765, mostly 4 and 5-star reviews, this little drain stopper is the best at catching hair while being easy to clean. Sure, you might not associate a drain protector with an "oasis", but taking a shower without dealing with a clogged drain might just change your mind.

Use Less Disposable Plastic Wrap and Aluminum Foil With These Silicone Lids

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I'm thinking about the best way to store leftovers and how much plastic wrap and aluminum foil we go through all year. A better solution is these silicone stretch lids that fit over the top of jars, bowls, and other containers without having to use disposable coverings. You get a set of six various sizes to cover everything from a cup to a watermelon half! And since they're air-tight, they'll seal in any odors so your fridge won't smell like leftovers for days.

Keep Your Sweaters Looking Nice Longer

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As a now fully grown and mature (?) person, you've probably spent a bit more on higher-quality clothing than you used to as a twenty-something. But since those quality clothes last a lot longer, we gotta do some maintenance to keep them looking brand new. This battery-operated fabric shaver is a lifesaver for expensive cashmere sweaters that have gotten pills - just run it over the fabric a few times, and it looks good as new!

Keep Your Drains Clear With This Drain Protector

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Do you have a pop-up drain that is constantly being clogged with hair? Then you need this drain protector. Without slowing drainage, it catches hair and other small debris that can lead to nasty clogs. No more needing a plumber to snake the drain!

Don't Let The Kids Waste Soap With This Automatic Soap Dispenser

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I actually have two of these automated soap dispensers in my home, and they've both performed very well after lots of use. The waterproof base and sleek design make them perfect for almost any bathroom or kitchen. It works with just about every type of liquid soap, and the amount of soap that gets dispensed is actually adjustable. Our dispensers have been an awesome addition, and I highly recommend them for any household, especially with kids.

Save On Heating Bills With This Space Heater For More Efficiency

I'm literally always cold in this house, even in the summer, which means I always want to turn the heat way up. Who wants crazy expensive electric bills because of the heater? I know I don't. This space heater will not only keep your space feeling warm and cozy, but it's also aesthetically pleasing, so you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort.

Save On Dry Cleaning With This Portable Garment Steamer To Refresh Clothes

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Want the technology of a garment steamer with the durability and usefulness of an iron? Buy this 2-in-1 steam iron for maximum wrinkle removal! Works on both an ironing board and freestyle in the air. Truly a versatile garment steaming device that belongs in your home today! And it's mini-sized, so super portable, and great for travel.

This Screen Repair Tape Is A Quick Fix

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Most of our window screens have holes poked by tiny curious fingers that let in mosquitos and other unwanted guests because we haven't gotten around to replacing the darn things. Now we don't have to with this quick-fix screen repair tape. It comes in black or gray and just sticks right over any rips or holes. The heavy-duty adhesive means even though it's a fast fix, it'll last a long time. So much easier than the expense of ordering brand new screens!

This Drain Snake Is DIY Plumbing

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Living with two long-haired little girls creates a lot of hair buildup in drains, evidenced by our bathroom sink that clogs every month. Trying to clean a drain without this drain snake is a nightmare - I'd never want to attempt it on my own! This couldn't be simpler to use, just stick it down the drain and wiggle it around, then pull up the grossest, slimiest hair clog ever. It's gag-worthy but so satisfying, kind of like watching those pimple popping videos.

This Shower Head Can Save You Money

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Long, hot showers are kind of my thing - I like strong water pressure, so I tend to shy away from shower heads marketed as eco-friendly. But this Delta Water Saving Shower Head promises the same warmth and coverage as a regular version since the gadget sculpts water into a "unique wave pattern." All while using 20% less water, making your water bills a lot more palatable. Over 3,000 happy reviewers can't be wrong!

This Smart Funnel Pays For Itself In A Few Uses

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Why does this concept have to end in the condiment aisle? The same thing happens with soap! For some reason, once I see my soap bottle nearing the end, I tend to just throw it out rather than try to squeeze what's left of it out of there. What a waste of product and money! This Smart Funnel not only holds your soap bottle upside down, so nothing is wasted, but it also makes it easy to pour more soap into it without splashing it all over the place.

This Mouldable Glue Can Fix Almost Anything

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This Sugru Moldable Glue has so many uses that there isn't enough space here to list them all. You can use it to fix your frayed charging cables. You can use it to patch up a hole in a pair of work boots. You can even use it to add a non-slip handle to a kitchen pot. This stuff is the perfect example of a multi-use product.

This Smart Bulb Can Save On Electricity

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Even when you're not at home, you can control these smart bulbs with just a tap of your phone, which will save you on electricity if you forgot to shut off the lights before leaving like I always do. Your voice can control these bulbs via devices such as Alexa or Google Assistant. Meaning you won't have to move a muscle when turning them off! The bulbs can produce a range of colored lights and are promised to last for many years.

This Socket Sealer Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient

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Did you know that cool air can seep in (or out) of your house through your electrical outlets? Yes, I was surprised too. Such a tiny space, and yet it can make a big difference in heating or cooling your home because we all have so many in every corner of our homes. These socket sealers can be placed under your outlet's faceplate to help seal in your air conditioning during summer and keep drafts out during winter.

Update Your Home With Marble Contact Paper

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Marble is elegant and refined...and also seriously expensive. This marble contact paper, on the other hand, provides you the chic look you're after without the heavy stone price tag and labor costs. I'd use it to DIY everything from cabinets to kitchen counters in my place.

These String Lights Are Solar Powered!

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These solar-powered string lights soak up the sun all day to give hours of warm glow at night without costing you anything in electricity! Pretty genius way to give your yard major ambiance on the cheap. At this price, you may want to buy multiple strands to decorate your entire porch or yard!

Save On Item Theft With This Personal Security Alarm

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Perfect for dorms, hotels, AirBNBs, and anyone who wants a little extra peace of mind, these door stop alarms are an affordable, instant security measure when you're traveling or away from home. The door stop not only prevents a door from being opened but also emits a loud alarm to alert you. Safety in a tiny package!

Make DIY Touch-Ups Easy Peasy With This Paint Pen

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If there's one DIY job I absolutely despise, it's painting. It's messy, it makes me sweaty, it hurts my back, and I always end up getting paint all over the floor no matter how many drip clothes I've put down. So when I put a nick in my wall, the thought of having to pull out all the painting supplies again is just too overwhelming. This paint pen allows me to touch up small spots without having to lug out the paint cans. Don't call the pros for this one, DIY to save money!

This Wine Stain Remover Saves Carpets And Clothes

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If you're as big of a klutz as I am, you're going to want a bottle of this wine stain remover on hand at all times. Made from fruit and vegetable extracts and completely non-toxic, this stain remover spray works wonders on dry or fresh wine stains, as well as stains from coffee, tea, pets, and blood.

Save On Dental Bills When You Use An Electric Toothbrush

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Taking care of your teeth is super adulty and will save you money on dentistry in the long run. The Fairywill Electric Toothbrush does a better job cleaning your teeth than your manual toothbrush does, and it is much more affordable than some other brands. I noticed a big difference in getting rid of tea stains on my teeth already!


DIY Manis And Pedis Easily With This Nail Polish Holder

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I'm an exceedingly cheap person, so the thought of dropping $60 bucks at a salon to get a manicure is just not going to work for me. While I enjoy spending a Saturday night pampering myself by giving myself a DIY mani/pedi, it rarely looks even remotely good. So when a friend told me about this Tweexy, I knew I had to try it out for myself. Now I refuse to paint my nails without it!

This Supersized Retinol Serum Turns Back The Clock For Cheap

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I've tried one of those crazy 10-step Korean skincare routines and didn't get past step four. Ain't nobody got time for that! I need effective products that make my skin look great and stop the clock quickly since exit 40 on the Highway of Life is coming up real fast. Now I just cleanse, apply retinol serum and moisturize. Most retinol serums are super spendy, even drugstore brands - this one's less than $11 and disappears fine lines like a champ.

Whiten Your Teeth On The Cheap With This Charcoal Toothpaste

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Although it goes on black and a helpful reviewer encourages you to "spit responsibly", this charcoal toothpaste whitens your teeth noticeably in only a few days. Reviewers love the clean taste, non-gritty feel and lightning-fast results. Sometimes "natural" products don't perform as well as heavy-duty chemical tooth whiteners, but this one gets hundreds of stellar reviews!

Get Wow-Worthy Cuticles Without Getting A Manicure

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There's a reason this cuticle oil has been on Amazon's bestseller list for ages. If you like to pick at your cuticles and unfortunately end up bleeding, you're gonna want this oil. It smooths cuticle skin and helps prevent raggedy edges. And it's got over 8,000 glowing reviews because it really works (and the price is great)!

Don't Pay High Spa Prices - DIY Facials With This Facial Cleansing Brush

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I only bought into the facial cleansing brush idea in early 2020, but as is usually my luck, the one I bought was discontinued, so replacement brush heads were no longer available for purchase. I found this gem on Amazon and have been so pleased. This facial cleansing brush comes with 8(!) attachments for a custom clean and comes in a bunch of pretty colors.

This LED Nail Dryer Gives You Salon-Worthy Gel Nails

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You can get the salon look without leaving your home, and trust me; you'll be paying a lot less $ for it. This LED nail dryer is perfect for anyone who loves gel nails. It's also got over 30,000 glowing reviews, so you know it's gonna be a winner!

Get Better-Than-Salon Pedicures With This Callus Remover Gel

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Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes sandal season. Are your feet ready? They will be with this callus remover gel. This stuff is like magic in a bottle. It removes a year's worth of built-up dead skin in under 10 minutes. This stuff really lives up to the hype, and almost 3,000 people have left a review saying just that.

Skip The Expensive Botox With Frownies For Wrinkles

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This product is simple yet ingenious. Frownies Facial Patches are made of craft paper coated with a corn-based adhesive. Before bed (or anytime you're relaxing), smooth wrinkles by pulling the skin taut, add a drop of water, then press the Frownie into place until it sticks. The idea is that your muscles stay relaxed and skin stays smooth as long as the Frownie is in place. When you remove it, the skin looks fuller, smoother, and younger. Read the Amazon user reviews for tips and testimonials!

Get A Deep Pore Cleanse Without Getting A Professional Facial

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Here's a product that doesn't have the most chic-looking packaging, but the ratings and testimonials put it over the top. Made of calcium bentonite clay, Aztec Secret isn't much of a secret with nearly 21,000 reviews, but you might want to keep it a secret so your stash is safe! If you've been looking for deep pore cleansing, the "secret" is out.