21 Cheap, But Great Products That'll Give Fast Results
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Things to zhuzh up your home, reviewer-adored beauty products, powerful cleaning supplies, and other products with small price tags and big results.
Promising review: "Best pimple patches I’ve tried! So impressed with these patches! I usually get a few annoying pimples, and these really help keep me from picking them while helping the inflammation go down! Compared to other brands I’ve tried, I found that these stick on better, and I don't wake up in the morning wondering where it went! Also, they’re a great size compared to the other brands I’d been using prior to purchasing these." —SK
Get a 36-pack of the small patches from Amazon for $11.99.
Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Are
Get it from Amazon for $9.77.
Promising review: "I laughed when I first saw the picture of this item. I thought, well if they don't work, I’ll use them for a costume. But they are amazing at pulling weeds. I use mine for those pesky weeds in the rocks. One pull and you get root and all." —cynthia Williams
Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in two colors and as a pack of two).
Promising review: "I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!" —Ashley
Get a box of three tablets from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in packs of five and six).
Promising review: "Why haven't I tried this sooner? This is hands down the absolute best product I have tried on my hair in years, maybe decades! I have very thick, coarse, highlighted hair that proves to be a challenge for any product that claims smoothing, frizz control, shine, etc. I have tried so many high end products that do not live up to their claims with my hair. Consequently, after so many disappointing products, my expectations were low when I tried this.
As soon as I removed the towel, I knew this product was a winner. My hair looked smoother than usual before I even started to blow dry. When I finished blow drying, it looked the way it does when I leave a salon. I am super impressed and immediately ordered more." —shopsalot
Get it from Amazon for $9.87.
Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb dot com. You just spray it on your clothes, smooth out the clothes with your hands quickly, wait a few minutes, and the clothes are wrinkle-free! I hate ironing, so this is magic. Obviously it won't work on hard creases but wrinkles from the dryer, for example, it will get rid of." —J. Larsen
Get two bottles from Amazon for $15.94 (available in two scents, three sizes and packs of two).
Promising review: "These are amazing! I bought one in New York at a winery not thinking it would change my life but it did! This is the perfect topper so you can put your wine back in the fridge on its side and not have to worry about it spilling. It was a great aerator, too. You don't need all the tools when you have this little guy. I bought three in total. One for my mom, too!" —Jenna
Get it from Amazon for $8.32 (also available in multipacks).
In the reviewer image above on the right, the first cup is after running the cleaning pod (GROSS!) and then the cup on the right is after three rinse cycles!
Promising review: "I give 5 stars!! These were really quick and clean... and easy!! So happy to have found these. My machine needed it bad. I use my Keurig every day and recently noticed how dirty the needle was getting and the coffee was starting to taste 'off.' Will definitely start a routine cleaning with these cups! Made a huge difference." —Reggie Gonzalez
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95 (also available as a pack of 12).
Promising review: "I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! Everyone who sees it has thought that it's real — I only know this because I proudly announce, 'DUDEEEEEEE THIS IS CONTACT PAPER!' to anyone who sees them, whether they care to know or not. All in all, for the price, it's a seriously awesome product for small projects." —Blair T.
Get it from Amazon for $13.73 (available in 12 colors and two sizes).
See it in use on TikTok!
Promising review: "This product does exactly what it says it does. I saw this product from TikTok. I was surprised at how easily it picks up dust and small debris, especially from inside of vents and cup holders. The only complaint is the very artificial smell when you use it. It doesn't last, just when it's out of the container!" —Loren
Get it from Amazon for $6.88.
Promising review: "Amazingly easy to use! Winged liner used to take so long and I'd always have to fix mistakes. This stamp makes a perfect wing every time in seconds. Dries fast and lasts all day. Cannot recommend enough." —Emily Drew
Get a two-pack from Amazon $14.98 (available in three sizes and a combo pack).
A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.
Promising review: "Found this product on TikTok. I don't think I’ve ever seen value like I do with this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING!! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-size amount of this makes them look brand new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What's more? You need such LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!!!" —Rachel in CLT
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
Promising review: "This is the BEST detangler EVER!!! Do not use on dry hair though if you have curly or wavy hair. It will straighten your hair and leave it frizzy. But, use this in the shower with your conditioner and you can finger comb your hair, air dry if possible, and your waves and curls will be the best ever!" —TDHokey
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight colors and as a two pack).
Promising review: "Quite impressive. After making some fries, we added a packet to the hot oil and stirred a few times. Maybe 10 minutes later, we checked the pan, and the oil had solidified. Using a wood spoon, we easily removed the solid and put it in the trash. I will always make sure to keep a pack of FryAway in our pantry. Highly recommended." —Ryan O.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "The only thing I don't like is that kids think they are real and walk up and try to hang on the handles, which obviously just come right off. I have to admit it's hysterical, it does teach the kids to quit messing around with things they shouldn't because they think they break them... it's downright comical. Other than that, you would never know they are magnetic. They stay on, you can pull them off easily to wash the doors and then just put right back on. Heavy rains and they didn't come off. It's -20 degrees outside now, and they're still stuck on with no problems. I got three sets — one double door and one single door, looks perfect." —GSDHouse4
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three styles).
Looking for more products to help you get an easy home makeover? Look no further.
Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business based in Georgia. The shop makes products designed for people with sensitive skin, and even offers natural product–making classes.
Get it from Pardo Naturals for $8.99 (available in four scents).
To clean it, simply twist the roller's ring to unlock, and pull out the stone. Then wash with a gentle cleanser, rinse, and air-dry before locking it back in.
See it in action on TikTok here.
Promising review: "First off, if you have extremely oily skin, this. is. it. I was so tired of getting blotting powder/wipes. It felt wasteful and always left residue on my face. I saw this on TikTok and NEEDED it. Not only is it affordable, but it's also washable, which helps you save money and be less wasteful. It felt like the holy grail had been delivered to my front doorstep. After my first use, I was in love. Now, it doesn't pick up everything but it does make it more matte and gives you a natural look. I am so excited this product exists and I already feel more confident." —Kelsey B.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
It comes with six repair markers, six paper-wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener. They come in six colors to match your wood: maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black.
Promising review: "I can't believe how well these work! Much better than I was expecting. I just had my home painted and the painters damaged a fiberboard medicine cabinet when they removed the masking tape. It ripped off the fake wood veneer. These markers completely filled in the ugly spots and the colors blended so well. It looks fantastic now!" —Shane
Get the set from Amazon for $8.99.
Promising review: "The BEST for tangles! I’m on my third bottle used on my three-year-old and my own hair. Her hair is so tangled when she wakes up and combing it dry makes it frizzy. This stuff smells amazing and keeps her hair shiny, soft and makes her slightly curly hair just pop with beautiful curls. What a great product at an affordable price!" —Drew
Get it from Amazon for $9.69 (also available as a pack of two).
Promising review: "I keep two stainless-steel mugs at work, and they rotate between tea, water, and occasionally coffee. I'm good about washing them, but they had still developed a thin, tea-colored patina. I didn't think there'd be much of a difference after using these tablets (I really bought them for a coworker whose mug is thick with stains), but WOW! Ten minutes with simmering-hot water made my mugs look brand-new. I didn't realize how stained the mugs actually were." —Library Chick
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8 (also available in multipacks).
BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga has this and loves it. Read her full review of the jewelry-cleaning pen here!
Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! I'm a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry, and the results are nothing less than amazing! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I had not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it! I cannot recommend this product enough! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.
Get it from Amazon for $8.05+ (also available in packs of two and three).
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