2020 wasn’t exactly the most lucrative year. The money coming in was never as much as the money going out, and accumulating any sort of savings was nearly impossible. Now, with a glimmer of normality in sight, there’s just not enough surplus cash to buy the things that make me happy.
Does this sound like you? Well, don’t fret, my poor quarantined friends! I have you covered. I’ve scoured Amazon to find the most amazing items that you need in your life — almost all for under $15. From facial creams to phone accessories, these 31 items are sure to brighten your life without putting a dent in your wallet.
Cheap doesn’t always have to mean low quality. With a little sleuthing on Amazon, I was able to find awesome, well-made products with surprisingly reasonable prices. I even pulled the trigger on Amazon Prime — which paid for itself soon after with all that free shipping!
Some of these items may have not been on your radar before, but they will be now! Continue reading, and you might find these deals as impossible to pass up as I did!
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Did you know the average person loses about 100 hairs per day? My long hair is impossible to keep track of, especially in the shower. This inevitably turns into a clogged drain, and that’s a nightmare no one wants to deal with (especially my boyfriend!)
All our problems are solved with this extremely effective and versatile shower strainer. Made to work on almost any drain, the TubShroom hair catcher is an essential pre-emptive measure in the bathtub. If you’re the type of person who has a cheeky coat hanger in your bathroom for drain emergencies — it might be time to pick up one of these bad boys.
Are you ready to finally head to the park and enjoy your lunch in the sun after a year of meals on the couch? So am I. Then I found the Sistema lunch and it was like the Amazon gods were talking directly to me. This 4-way compartmentalized container will keep every part of your meal fresh, including the dressing. It even comes with its own set of perfectly sized utensils, so you can leave your bulky silverware at home.
Forget about sifting through hundreds of old receipts to find that screwdriver in your junk drawer. This refillable ballpoint pen also contains a bubble leveler, multiple screwdrivers, a ruler, and a stylus — just to name a few! The sturdy, lightweight aluminum build means it’s ready to be carried with you wherever you go. It’s also small enough that you can stash it in any pocket or bag. It’s proven so useful that I don’t leave home without it!
This falls into the Treat Yo Self category of this list, and after a stressful year, you deserve it! The Esarora Ice Roller has a cooling function that tightens up your pores, contracts your blood vessels, and leaves you feeling radiant. It also helps with puffy eyes and acts as a major stress reliever. If you haven’t treated yourself to a facial in a while, this roller might be the cheapest way to enjoy one at home.
We all know the drill, you’re leaving the house and you do the check — Phone, Wallet, and Keys. Well, we can change that! This Lycra Spandex stick-on wallet attaches to the back of your phone with high-quality 3M adhesive and consolidates a large portion of your daily life into one place. Next time you leave the house, you could be like me and know that if you have your phone — you have your money!
Are you dealing with oily skin, visible pores, or a bulky makeup routine? The AIRSPUN Loose Face Powder was made for you (and ME!) Available in six shades and packed with a durable powder puff, this luxurious setting powder will reduce skin sheen without the appearance of being thick or chalky. Not only is this a highly rated beauty product on Amazon, but it’s also highly recommended by me.
I hate putting chemicals on my skin to remove my makeup, don’t you? They’re doing more damage than good, and in my opinion, they create the need for more makeup, which creates the need for more chemicals to remove it. That’s where the NanoTowels Makeup Remover comes in. For under $15, this reusable towel will leave your skin feeling extra fresh after you take off your makeup. It comes with a 1-year, money-back guarantee — what’s there to lose?
Dealing with my long, frizzy hair is the most complicated part of my daily routine (remember my shower drain?) Until now, I had never bought a hair straightener in the past because of how expensive they usually are. The AmoVee Mini Flat Iron Hair Straightener is made with the same high-quality ceramic pads that you find on expensive, name-brand straighteners, but it won’t break the bank. For a mere $15, you can grab this ultra-portable, mini flat iron that has become one of my most-used self-care products.
Placing a razor on my extremely sensitive skin usually results in rashes and itchy dry skin. That all changed when I picked up this amazing shaving oil from Tree Hut Bare. Containing all the nutrients your skin likes, like jojoba oil and vitamin E, this moisturizing oil has the potential to significantly reduce the instance of rashes and dry skin. My skin has never looked better after a shave!
Anyone who suffers from recurring dry lips like I do knows that not all lip balms are created equal. Some are oily, while others are waxy. Some are effective, while others require a constant application. O’Keefe’s Original Lip Stick Repair is powered by its dual action dimethicone and shea butter formula, almost guaranteeing instant relief. Whether you’re an occasional user or a habitual abuser of lip balms — O’Keefe’s can quickly and definitively resolve your lip dryness. Don’t wait until those lips crack — pick up your O’Keefe’s today!
The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is one of the top-rated products on Amazon. This entirely organic calcium bentonite clay is second-to-none in its ability to naturally clean your pores, leaving your skin feeling extremely refreshed. Additive and fragrance-free, this mask is ideal for those sensitive to overpowering smells and harsh chemicals. It can even be combined with other natural products, like apple cider vinegar, to create an amazing purifying mask with moisturizing properties!
I like makeup, but I really dislike its harsh chemicals and by-products that harm the planet. That’s why I’m all about these dissolvable makeup brush cleaning sheets from Ecotools. They’re super simple to use, and leave your brushes clean and ready to use again without the nasty chemical residue associated with typical cleaning agents. With over 20k positive reviews on Amazon, you can’t go wrong!
Forget switching on the hall light for your midnight cookie runs to the kitchen, let this futuristic motion sensor light bulb do that job for you. With a built-in 60 second timer, it’s also the perfect solution for seldom-used areas around the house that only need occasional light. The 5W power makes it useful wherever you need it — indoors and outdoors!
More akin to traditional makeup cleaners, this ecologically safe brush shampoo removes up to 90% of makeup, oils, and impurities from almost any surface. Free of sulfates, phthalates, or parabens; this solution is fully dermatologist tested and completely hypoallergenic! At under $5 for 6 oz, they’re essentially giving this stuff away.
Boost Your Forearm Strength And Relieve Wrist Pain With This Set Of Powerful Hand Grip Strengtheners
Ready to get your arms in shape after a year of only using them to tell Netflix you’re still watching? This set of two hand grip strengtheners for under $10 is the perfect first step to getting your arms back in shape. Made from high elasticity foam and strong carbon steel wire, these grips were built to last. Lightweight and ultra-portable, you can use them anywhere — on a walk, on the bus, or on your couch. Another great feature is their ability to relieve hand pain associated with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis! Don’t sleep on getting back into shape, you’ve been sleeping all year!
The Vitagoods Vibrating Scalp Massager is another one of my personal recommendations. I love it, my boyfriend loves it — heck, even our dog loves it. The simple, ergonomic design makes it extremely comfortable in your hands, and its ability to control dandruff and stimulate the scalp is unmatched. Also, who doesn’t love a head massage?
Sweaty hands are not only a nuisance, they can be downright unwanted. If you’re sick of constantly wiping your hands just to have the moisture return — this antiperspirant hand lotion should do the trick. Developed by dermatologists and made for daily applications, the Carpe Hand Lotion is safe and effective at all levels of hyperhidrosis. The non-greasy formula and fresh eucalyptus scent makes it a downright pleasure to use.
Where do you put your phone while it’s charging? On a chair? On the floor? No more! This handy, easy-to-install perch will change the way you view your wall sockets. What was once perhaps the ugliest part of any wall will transform with this unique piece of shelving. Create a convenient home for charging phones, Bluetooth speakers, and maybe even your toothbrushes. It’s built to fit all standard socket designs, and was engineered right here in the USA!
Want to test the waters on dying your hair but afraid of the long-term commitment? Easy. Just pick up a set of these Maydear Temporary Hair Chalk Combs! Simple to use and FDA-approved, these color combs will allow you to change your hair color in minutes and be washed away with your next shower. Each pack comes with a variety of colors, allowing you to mix and match to your heart’s content. Its non-allergenic formula makes it the safest choice for everyone, from kids to adults!
Peripera Ink has created an entirely cruelty-free velvet lip tint that goes on smooth, and won’t have you worrying about the negative impacts of its production. Unlike its competitors, this lip tint is also long-lasting and has a very vibrant color. With over 1,500 five-star ratings, and for under $6 — it’s the right choice.
The inside of a microwave is probably one of the most annoying places to clean. It’s awkwardly shaped, small, and never situated in the right place to really get all the nasty spots out. How about avoiding a dirty one altogether? This microwavable bacon tray will eliminate fat splatters, keep the bacon elevated for even cooking and create the perfect crispy addition to your breakfast. Its BPA-free design means the only thing unhealthy about this is the amount of perfectly cooked bacon you’re going to eat.
RoyAroma is making the ultimate essential oil diffusers for your car. By applying your own essential oil on the included felt pads, you can customize your aromatherapy scents! These diffusers install easily onto your vents, so you’ll be cruising the highway and enjoying your essential oils in no time!
If you’ve used argan oil before, you know how amazing it makes your hair look and feels. However, it can be expensive. Pura D’or has made argan oil treatment available to everyone with this $15 bottle of certified organic hair-revitalizing goodness. It protects your hair against nasty damage from pollution and even helps moisturize your scalp to reduce dandruff. I will warn you that once you use argan oil, you won’t be able to live without it!
Trying to put on your makeup at the airport but can’t get good enough lighting? We’ve all been there. When I found this $10 LED travel makeup mirror on Amazon, I immediately tossed it into my cart. With eight super-efficient LED lights, this dual-action makeup mirror will give you peace of mind that you can always do a midday touch-up — wherever you are.
These amazing Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags are made with all-natural charcoal, sourced from burnt bamboo. They effectively will wick away moisture, and prevent bacterial growth — actually attacking bad smells at their source. Because they do not contain any chemicals, you can feel at ease putting one in your car, your bedroom, and even your fridge. You’ll never have to buy Febreze again.
A non-invasive microneedle derma roller is an amazing addition to any beauty kit. Simple and easy to use, 9Oine is giving you the ability to get all the benefits of salon facial right in your own home. If you haven’t tried micro-needling yet, this $10 kit is an easy way to try it out without forking over too much of your hard-earned cash!
Here’s another beauty product that isn’t damaging to your body! This versatile base coat helps deliver vital nutrients to your nails, like calcium and protein, while also laying down a solid foundation for polish. Prolama Nail Optimizer is made without toluene and DPA, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals. Overall, this miracle base coat will keep your nails healthy and fabulous!
Embarrassed about your dry, cracked heels? It’s not pretty, but it is something that many of us suffer from. This 4-pack of healing socks is the cheap, simple solution I’ve been searching for. Formulated with the moisturizing properties of shea butter and the healing properties of aloe vera, these one-size-fits-all socks are sure to rejuvenate your dry heels.
Thayer’s is one of the oldest brands in the game, and their longevity is owed to the impeccable quality of their products. This paraben-free facial mist is a must-have in your toiletry bag. Made with witch hazel, aloe vera, vitamin E, and rose petal water — you’ll immediately feel refreshed after your first spay. You may begin to wonder how you ever lived without it!
Covering up skin blemishes can be a daunting task, especially for those of us who aren’t professional makeup artists. That’s where these amazing easy-peel patches from Avarelle come in! Pimples, acne, blemishes — you name it! These easy-to-use concealer patches seamlessly blend with your skin and hide any skin imperfections you might have, all with a simple peel-off applicator.
How would you like ten amazing face masks for under $10? These vitamin-rich masks contain fruit concentrates and are made from silky smooth wood pulp, leaving your skin healthy and luminous. Removal is also a snap with the included silicon puff, making the entire experience feel like a trip to the spa.