You’ll Flip Out Over These 36 Genius Things Under $10 On Amazon With Tons Of 5-Star Reviews
Admit it: whether it's an arthouse movie or a new kind of doughnut, it's easier to take a chance on something when you know going in that it has good reviews. When you're shopping for the best things under $10 on Amazon, those five-star reviews count for a lot, too. They're basically your only resource before you buy something, since you can't demo or check out the product in-person before you do.
There's nothing wrong with relying on reviews when you're buying stuff online. The truth is, the reviews section on Amazon is a gold mine of valuable information about how to use (or not use) the things you're interested in trying out. From tips on how to utilize that rose water toner on your whole body to how to actually use a tongue cleaner, the feedback left by others in the reviews section can give you a serious advantage before you purchase.
Sometimes I even catch myself going straight to the reviews and skipping the product descriptions altogether. The reason is simple: On Amazon, each one of those reviews feels like an honest, useful breakdown of what works about something, and reading them feels like a terrific way to stay ahead of the curve.
2. This Classic Eyelash Curler That'll Add Some Drama To Your Look
For bigger, more dramatic volume, you've got to grab this eyelash curler. Created with high quality and ultra-durable stainless steel, it helps to create incredibly bold, voluminously curled lashes without pulling, tugging, or damaging natural eyelashes. Since it's also made with a specially calibrated hinge that delivers uniform pressure during use — and has an ergonomic handle — it's comfortable to use and won't damage your eyelashes in the process.
3. A Makeup Sponge For Smooth, Flawless Foundation
Ensuring an even blend for foundation can be tricky, but not with this beauty sponge, which is made to blend large areas of the face without any streaks. It has a precision tip for getting into areas like under the eyes and the nose, while the flat edge of it can even be used to contour. To use, just wet the sponge with water, squeeze out excess liquid, and bounce your primer, foundation, cream blush, or other makeup product across your face. You'll be amazed by how naturally makeup glides on with this, and how little product gets wasted in the process.
4. This Lazy Susan That Adds Character And Dimension To Your Countertop Spaces
Short on counter space and looking for an easy way to organize your kitchen, hobby room, or office space? With its non-skid surface, rimmed edge, and revolving storage, this lazy Susan is the organizational aid you've probably been waiting for. This turntable glides easily and is spacious enough to accommodate all the knickknacks, seasonings, or other items you need to store, but also keeps them from falling off. Reviewers add that it can also hold up to 20 pounds worth of items, so it's incredibly durable for its size.
5. A Funky Little Humidifier For Better Smelling Living Spaces
Refresh your home and elevate the air you're breathing to a higher level with this compact air humidifier. Whether you're at home watching television or you're working late in the office, the steady stream of clean, fresh-smelling water vapor it emits will make the area more breathable and relaxing. Great for healing cracked skin and lips, delivering relief for colds, and adding moisture to the air, this conveniently portable device can be charged via an AC/DC outlet or a USB cable and adapter. It even comes with a funky lavender-colored light for some unique ambiance.
6. This Tea Tree Oil That's Great For Treating Acne, Athlete's Foot, And So Much More
Dealing with acne isn't easy, but one of the many benefits of using this therapeutic-grade tea tree oil is that it can help. "Put on a small layer before you go to sleep each night and your skin will be spotless," recommended one reviewer. "After only three days of using it, my skin was soft and almost completely clear. I've tried almost everything else!" Other reviewers have recommended this healing oil as part of a skin care regimen for treating athlete's foot and other types of fungus by adding eight to 10 drops into a small bath and immersing the impacted area in water. The versatility of this oil ensures you'll find plenty of reasons to use it once you have it around.
7. This Weird But Effective Tool That Scrapes Your Tongue Clean
Tongues often get shown no love in the brushing process, and that can often lead to a build-up of germs and other dental issues in the future. Lucky for you, this tongue cleaner from Dr. Tung's — which has a major cult-like following on Amazon and tons of five-star reviews — can get the job done like none other. Just scrape the stainless steel cleaner over the surface of your tongue daily. It's quick, effective, and has a curved edge so it captures everything. Best of all, because it's stainless steel and not plastic, it actually feels pretty gentle on the tongue, too.
8. This Egg-Shaped Brush Cleaner That's Super Simple To Use
When your fun new makeup brushes get dirty, that can lead to germs being spread all over your face. However, just by using this small silicone brush egg after you apply products, you can clean the bristles on your brushes super fast and maintain their integrity long-term. To start, just slip your fingers inside it, then run your wet brush over the ridges until it seems like any leftover product is gone. Because they both have granules and stripes built into it, they're perfect for cleaning brushes of all different sizes.
9. A 3-In-1 Tool Designed For Slicing And Pitting Avocados Like Magic
Love avocados but hate what a pain they are to slice and pit? Your days of stressing over how to split open an avocado are through once you've got this multi-functional tool for avocados. Versatile and designed to do the work for you, this three-in-one device cuts, pits, and slices avocados with ease, saving you so much time in the process. It comes with a built-in sharp edge for cutting through tough avocado skin, a metal pitter, and a slotted comb for slicing and scooping fresh avocado (or mashing for guac use). Since it's top-rack safe, you can slip it into the dishwasher when you're done for easy cleaning.
10. These Discreet Covers That'll Conceal Unsightly Blemishes From The Naked Eye
Conceal and help heal blemishes faster with these acne covers from Nexcare, which work like a sponge to siphon oil and pus away from zits and other outbreaks — and it keeps sensitive skin dry and free from dirt while it heals. These covers aren't medicated, but they absorb the icky stuff that makes blemishes so painful and help reduce the urge to pick at them. Gentle and easy to apply, these change from clear to white, which is how you'll know they're working, but they're hard to see with the naked eye, so you can even wear them under makeup.
11. A Set Of Silicone Baking Mats That'll Eliminate The Need For Oil Or Cooking Sprays
Forget the tinfoil, cooking spray, or oil that you're used to putting down on a sheet before baking something because these silicone mats are here to make them history. Oven safe for up to 480-degrees Fahrenheit, these fit half-sheet-sized pans easily and aren't difficult to clean. Made from food-grade silicone, the mats you're getting are also designed for re-use and feature a nonstick surface. More than 2,000 reviewers on Amazon give these mats a thumbs up because of how effortless cleaning them can be and how much time they save in the long run.
12. This Elegant-Looking Stand For Storing Smartphones And Tablets
Don't strain your hand or wrist when you're using a tablet or smartphone to browse the internet or stream movies in bed. Instead, just grab this durable stand, which adjusts to five positions so that you always have the perfect viewing angle when you're trying to watch something. Elegantly designed with a basic but classic industrial look, it also offers easy access to control buttons and charging ports and is compatible with most smartphones or tablets, so whether you're trying to use a device in landscape or portrait mode, this has you covered.
13. A Delicious Batch Of Cupcakes Or Muffins Are Just An Oven Away With This Baking Pan
Ready to give your traditional metal muffin tin the heave-ho? Once you try out this muffin/cupcake baking pan, you'll never want to go back to the alternative. One of the major advantages of this baking pan is how flexible it is, which makes removing muffins, cupcakes, or frittatas easier — and the silicone material is non-stick and incredibly easy to clean up after. It also eliminates the need to use cooking sprays or oils, and it's heat-resistant for up to 450-degrees Fahrenheit.
14. This Curl-Enhancing Cream That's Like A Drink Of Water For Parched, Frizzy Hair
This coconut and hibiscus cream from SheaMoisture is a secret weapon for curly-haired folks who struggle with dryness. It smells great and uses certified-organic ingredients (like coconut oil and shea butter), but the real reason to love it is that this cream restores and locks in moisture like nothing else out there, all while reducing frizz in the process. While this cream works as a great detangler, it doesn't turn curls limp or lifeless in the process — in fact, this rich cream doesn't weigh hair down at all, but instead helps give each curl extra bounce. One reviewer raved: "I live by this stuff makes my curls bouncy and soft, just full of life! I use this everyday and couldn't live without it!"
15. A Travel Charger That Almost 2,000 Reviewers On Amazon Swear By
Perfect for anyone who hates finding the plugs for their various USB cords, this wall charger has two ports and only takes up only half of your outlet space. It folds up, and has protection against over-heating and over-charging. One reviewer even writes: "The iPhone 6 charges quicker with this Aukey than with the Apple wall charger it came with."
16. A Healing Cream That Delivers Protection And Relief To Dry, Cracked Hands
Taking care of your hands is essential, but if you have naturally dry, itchy skin or eczema, that may be easier said than done. With this unscented and hypoallergenic cream from O'Keeffe's, you can give the damaged skin on your hands the vital dose of moisture they've been craving, and even restore skin's elasticity in the process. This concentrated cream forms a barrier that helps maintain hydration and repairs skin on a cellular level, so you'll really start to feel a difference quickly after use.
17. This Mini Crock Pot That's A Total Steal
Crock-Pots are renowned for making slow cookers that are convenient to use, durable, and good for planning dinners in advance. But what makes this 2-quart slow cooker such a must-have is that it has all the incredible features you've come to expect from the company — including a dishwasher-safe stoneware insert, glass lid, and easy-to-read dial settings that range from low to high — but at a fraction of the cost of most other models. At just under $10, this manual option is a total steal and perfect if you're just cooking for yourself or one to two other people.
18. A Specialty Brush That Glides Through Wet Or Dry Hair And Gets Rid Of Tangles Effortlessly
As one of the most popular brushes on Amazon (it has more than 3,000 five-star reviews on the site), this brush is a great investment that'll pay off big when it comes time to comb out your hair. It works on essentially all types of hair, whether it's wet or dry, and can even be used on wigs and extensions without damaging strands. Made with soft bristles that glide through stubborn knots, this is one hair tool that'll transform how you approach haircare. Describing this brush as the "greatest thing to happen to my hair," one reviewer on Amazon recommended this brush specifically for those with long hair that's prone to snarls.
19. This Calming Balm For When You Want A Little Shut-Eye
This night balm is a natural sleep aid that can help you unwind after a long, busy day — and helps to support a restful night sleep. Formulated with a soft blend of chamomile and lavender, this balm is especially soothing when used for a pre-sleep massage in bed. Reviewers recommend applying it to areas like the wrists, collarbones, or forehead before bed for maximum results, while others have also used it to moisturize cracked and dry heels and hands.
20. A Fidget Spinner That Helps Reduce Stress And Relieve Boredom
Always fidgeting? If so, then you want to try this fidget spinner, which comes with six sides you can spin, roll, press, control, or switch at random. Great for students, kids, or adults who just can't sit still, this cube is made from plastic and fits right in your palm, so you can carry it around with you no matter where you're going. The five-star rated cube is especially recommended for those who struggle with stress and anxiety, and is considered to be great for facilitating better relaxation, focus, and concentration.
21. This Fast-Drying Top Coat Polish To Put The Finishing Touches On Your Nails
For superior sheen, this top nail coat from Seche Vite is a must-have. The award-winning formula, which has over 5,000 reviews on Amazon, penetrates nail lacquer to the base coat — and can even be applied when nails are still wet. By forming a single solid coating over the nail plate, it creates a more durable finish and leaves nails looking glossier for longer. It also helps reduce the risk of chipping and peeling for nails, which is essential if you're trying to get the most out of your manicure or pedicure.
22. An All-Natural Toothpaste Made With Blue-Green Algae That Really Makes Teeth Shine
If you're looking for a fluoride-free alternative to your traditional toothpaste, you should try this all-natural toothpaste. It works to whiten teeth without any abrasive or irritating chemicals and is safe to use on sensitive teeth. Made without any traces of zinc or sodium lauryl sulfate, this blend contains blue-green algae and is rich in calcium and proteins, which strengthen teeth and gums. Spearmint and parsley extracts in this toothpaste give it a refreshing taste that'll leave your breath feeling ultra clean.
23. This Set Of Cutting Boards That Are Flexible And Can Take A Lot Of Damage
Dependable, durable, and easy to sanitize, these plastic cutting boards are cost-efficient and useful to have around for everyday food prep work. This set comes with three different colors, which you can use to help keep track of what you're cutting on and prevent cross-contamination. Because they're plastic, these BPA-free mats are also antimicrobial and can be bent or funneled to unload chopped ingredients into pots and pans. Safe to use in the dishwasher, they also won't hold onto stinky odors or dull up your knives, so you can really do your worst to them.
24. A Set Of Nail Clippers For Precise, Comfortable Trims Every Time
When you need to trim your nails, just grab this pack of nail clippers, which work for both hands and feet. Designed to cut thick nails smoothly, these stainless steel blades are so efficient that you won't need to file nails down first to reduce the risk of hang nails or ingrown nails. Made with an anti-slip lever and ergonomically-designed for maximum comfort, using these won't be a hassle and you're not likely to lose your grip during use. One reviewer writes: "These clippers cut my nails better than any others I've had, and I like that there are two different sizes, one for your toenails and one for your fingernails. They also feel really nice in your hands as the bottom is textured to help you grip them better."
25. This Rose Water Toner That Works Great On All Skin Types
This popular toner has a number of uses, but reviewers on Amazon recommend it the most for relieving breakouts. You can mix it with apple cider vinegar for a natural acne-fighting solution, or even spray it on its own as a setting spray for makeup. For more serious issues with eczema, users suggesting a blend of this spray and witch hazel, which when applied routinely can help to reduce dry skin. No matter how you use this spray, it's versatile, works on virtually all skin types, and leaves a fresh, clean scent after the fact.
26. A Hand-Powered Food Chopper That's Like Having A Personal Sous Chef In Your Kitchen
Get busy chopping with this easy-to-use food chopper, which is manually operated and takes the hard work out of slicing up fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs. The stainless steel blades glide through all kinds of vegetables without difficulty, and the plastic bowl contained here is totally BPA-free. Available in two sizes, this chopper is lightweight, compact, and won't be take up much space in a cabinet. It's also a great option for slicing up onions if you want to avoid having watery eyes when you're done.
27. This Odd-Looking Tool That Actually Works Wonders On Stiff Muscles
If you're feeling tension and need relief in your hand, fingers, or forearms, you'll want to give this unique tool a try. Made with a durable polymer material, this innovative but simple-to-use device allows you to apply sustained pressure to strained trigger points and cut back tension to sore, stiff muscles. It also protects your hand and forearm from fatigue and allows you to maintain maximum control. "Amazing little tool," wrote one Amazon reviewer. "It's basically a really strong thumb that doesn't get tired and can apply a LOT of pressure to wherever you need it."
28. A Stick-On Wallet For Your Smartphone So You Can Leave Your Purse Or Bulky Wallet At Home
Craving a solution to that annoying and oh-so-bulky wallet? Are you headed out to a concert or a trip where taking a purse along for the experience just doesn't seem right? If so, then this stick-on wallet is an accessory you'll definitely want to bring along instead. Compatible with most smartphones, this wallet is made from durable anti-slip rubber, which is tough but still flexible. Designed with a flat back to fit up to five cards, it's convenient, attaches with a 3M adhesive, and is steadily growing a cult-like following on Amazon, with users saying that it's absolutely perfect for people who are always on the go.
29. This Stylish Hanger That'll Keep Scarves, Bags, And Other Accessories Completely Organized
Whether you're trying to hang up your scarves or sort through your belt collection, having a closet organizer that can corral all these various accessories into one place can be a vital way to keep your room clean and tidy. This steel hanger comes with six hooks, which you can use to store handbags, satchels, backpacks, ties, belts, scarves, and any other accessory you may have around. It hangs easily over a closet rod and can also be used to store reusable shopping bags in the kitchen, making it a fantastic option if you're short on storage space.
30. A Pumice Stone For Smoother Heels And Visibly Softer-Looking Skin
Calluses and dry, cracked heels are no match for this heavy-duty pumice, which is perfect for scrubbing down feet and other areas where skin has become coarse for smoother, softer skin. Made from glass pumice, it's higher quality than other pumices, antibacterial, and eco-friendly. Another advantage to using this pumice is its two-in-one design, which means it offers two levels of coarseness to suit your skin and have a more comfortable experience.
31. A Dead Sea Mud Bar That Cleans Out Your Pores
For a clearer-looking complexion, try this bar soap made with Dead Sea mud. What's so great about mud extracted from the Dead Sea? For starters, it helps draw out toxins, dirt particles, and impurities, which is essential if you break out often for helping improve the look of your skin. That's not all this soap delivers though, because it's made with fine grains that exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and help tighten pores for a glowing effect you'll absolutely love. This soap is also beneficial for those with eczema or psoriasis because it helps improve blood circulation, which naturally aids in skin cell rejuvenation.
32. A Nail Glue So Good You Can Start Doing Yours At Home (And Saving Tons Of Money)
TFW you get salon-style results at home for a fraction of what you'd spend with a professional is going to be yours once you start using this quick-drying nail glue. Sure, it's just glue, but the thing that makes this option amazing is that it sets really fast and offers superior bonding between natural and artificial nails. If you've always wanted to do your nails at home but have struggled to find a reliable glue that'll actually keep your nails bonded properly, you're in luck, because this one is it. Still not sure? Check out this review: "This glue will hold on to your damn relationship if you need it to. It can hold on to your hopes and dreams and never let them go. This glue is amazing."
33. This Tiny Gadget That Makes Chopping Up Garlic A Breeze
Mincing garlic can be frustrating AF, and even if you do manage to do it well, you run the risk of getting sticky garlic juice all over your knives and cutting boards. Not about to happen with this tiny but mighty powerful device on hand, which is designed to slice and dice garlic like nobody's business. You won't have to worry about cuts anymore either since this gadget does all the work for you. Just insert garlic into the chamber, roll the gadget back and forth across a smooth surface, and let the blades inside do all the rest. You can vary up your speed depending on how coarse and finely minced you want your garlic to be, and just toss it in the top rack of your dishwasher when you're done.
34. A Balm That'll Protect Your Feet Against Chafing, Redness, And Blisters
Planning on being stuck in heels for a few hours for a wedding or another big event? If so, you've got to protect your feet — and one great way to do so is to grab some of this anti-blister balm before heading out. If applied before you put your shoes on, it helps to prevent blisters and raw skin caused by rubbing. Infused with vitamins A and C, this balm helps soften skin and restore dry, chapped feet. It also keeps pores clog-free, and skin stays blemish-free in large part because sweat escapes and skin is allowed to breathe.
35. This Organizer That'll Keep Your Most Sensitive Information Secure, No Matter Where You Go
Keep your all your valuables, from your smartphone to your passport and credit cards secure with this RFID organizer. Stylishly designed with a detachable hand strap design, it's lightweight, easy to carry, comes in grey or pink, and most of all, can help you gain peace of mind when you're traveling or on a business trip. It comes with an outside pocket, which you can use to hold your passport, and multiple other pockets so everything you need is easy to reach for.
36. A Kabuki Foundation Brush For A Streak-Free Finish Every Single Time
This super dense Kabuki brush is a favorite among reviewers, and one writes: "Fits perfectly in your hand and it spreads your foundation so evenly!" Others rave that it's far superior to other brushes and even sponges because the makeup brush has a flat head, which is great for buffing and blending, and doesn't ever shed. The bristles are made with soft synthetic fibers that don't absorb foundation into the brush itself, and feel incredible soft. Most of all, beauty pros swear by this foundation brush because it really does help ensure a patch-free application.
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