22 Genius Things With A Cult Following On Amazon That Cost Less Than $2

Just because you don't have a lot of money to spend doesn't mean you can't treat yo’self. Thanks to an assortment of genius things with a cult following on Amazon that cost less than $2, you can indulge in a shopping spree without breaking the bank.

Amazon is absolutely nailing the dollar store market these days, with absurdly affordable products accompanied by real reviews. So not only can you get helpful tools for cheap AF, but you can read how the people who purchased the items before you feel about them — and be assured that your $2 will be invested wisely.

So what exactly can you get for pocket change on Amazon? From beauty products to kitchen tools, you'll be shocked by how much you can find. We've done the work for you, exploring the low-cost options and narrowing them down to those that have good word of mouth and will actually be useful.

Without having to make a big financial sacrifice, these clever items could be delivered to your doorstep. Ah, the dopamine rush of new stuff for just $2. And while prices do occasionally change (they're all under $2 at time of publication), you can be certain that all of these wonderful products are well worth the money.

by Emily Estep

1. This Scrubbing Board For Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Komocare Makeup Brush Scrubber Board, $1.73, Amazon

This little scrubber board is made of high-quality silicone and fitted with various ridges, so you can easily scrub your makeup brushes clean with a little help from your cleanser of choice. It even has a finger hole, so you can keep the board in place and won't drop it. It won't damage your brushes at all, and one reviewer writes: "You won't find this selling for less anywhere else, either. I'll never be without this essential brush cleaning tool ever again!"


2. This Ring That Has A Built-In Bottle Opener

Island Dogs Bottle Opener Ring, $1.24, Amazon

This bottle opener ring is exactly that — a ring you can slip on your finger and then use at a moment's notice to pop open a beer, or any other bottled beverage. It has a one-size-fits-all design that's big enough for anyone and should securely fit on the thumb of those of us with smaller fingers. Reviewers love that they're made of strong, durable materials and that they can also use it on their keychain.


3. These False Eyelashes That Are Crazy Thick

CJESLNA Thick Crisscross False Eyelashes, $1.49 (5 Pack), Amazon

This set of false eyelashes comes with five solid black pairs, bringing all the attention to your eyes. They'll give your lashes a natural-looking boost, and are easy to apply. One user even said, "These are my daily lashes to wear to school, on a date, or a special event." Many other reviewers think these are a great dupe for more expensive lashes.


4. This Adorable Strainer That Streamlines The Tea-Making Process

Xcellent Global Tea Infuser Leaf Strainer, $1.99 (2 Pack), Amazon

This leaf-shaped tea strainer is made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel, so they're easy to wash and will last for ages. It effortlessly diffuses loose leaf tea into hot water, and you can pull it out without burning yourself whenever your tea has reached your desired strength. And since you can use the leaf to mix your drink, there's no spoon required. It's also safe to use in the dishwasher.


5. This Incredibly Fluffy Brush Will Give You A Natural Flush

ACE Professional Blush Brush, $1.79, Amazon

More than 500 Amazon users attest to the ability of the blush brush, which has a wooden handle and ultra-soft synthetic (and antibacterial!) bristles that easily pick up product and distribute it gently across your cheeks. You can also use it for a few other makeup applications — it'd be great to give the face a natural highlight, or to brush excess powder off the face.


6. This Nail Filing Block With Four Unique Functions

Mialand 4-Way Nail File Block, $1.69 (5 Pack), Amazon

This nail file block has four sides for filing, buffing, smoothing, and shining your nails. After using it, your nails will be a ridge-free, blank canvases for nail polish, allowing it to stay on longer. It's also the perfect tool for making your nails look neat and healthy whenever you want to go polish-free. These are also safe to use on acrylic nails.


7. This Genius AF Shield That Keeps Your Fingers Safe From Kitchen Knives

CJESLNA Kitchen Finger Guard, $1.62, Amazon

This finger guard will protect clumsy fingertips from getting nicked when using a knife in the kitchen. It's made from sturdy stainless steel and has a place in the back to secure your finger to the device so it won't slip. One reviewer raves: "Love, Love, Love this little fingertip/fingernail saving device. Its so easy to use, lightweight, and easy to clean. I do lots of chopping and dicing, so this will come in handy."


8. This Set Of Tools That Helps You Make A DIY Mask

Rosallini DIY Facial Mask Set, $1.80, Amazon

This DIY mask set comes with a bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, and a fluffy brush to apply your mask creation to your face — pretty much everything you need to make your own facial masks at home. The bowls are made from plastic, so they're easy to wash. If you're a fan of experimenting or have sensitive skin that makes buying masks at store challenging, this affordable set is perfect to h


9. A Holder That Actually Keeps Your Toothbrushes Clean

Vieworld Suction Toothbrush Holder, $1.66, Amazon

This toothbrush holder attaches to your wall with a suction cup — no installation required — and holds five toothbrushes, allowing them to dry quickly and keeping them clean and safe from the various hazards of your bathroom. Even in the smallest of bathrooms, it suctions right to the mirror.


10. This Styling Comb That Helps You Straighten Your Hair

SaveGoodBuy Hair Straightener Styling Comb, $1.87, Amazon

This straightener styling comb detangles and separates your hair while you straighten it, so your flat iron can evenly distribute heat. It also keeps your fingers safely out of harm's way and prevents you from accidentally burning your scalp. It'll give you extra-straight hair if you run it through after your pass a flat iron over it, and reviewers even use it to achieve a straighter blow out.


11. This Magnetic Little Guy That Holds Your Keys

Diageng Key Pete Magnet, $1.83, Amazon

This key magnet attaches to anything magnetic and ensures you'll never forget where you put your keys again. It claims to hold up to 30 keys, but one reviewer says it's a pretty tough product: "Be it a fridge or a metal door, Key Pete holds my key chain which has 3 keys, one key fob, two key chains and several store discount cards on it. I even put a second key chain on it at the same time with 5 keys, a key fob and a key chain and more store cards and he held it all just fine."


12. This Double-Ended Eye Primer Also Seals Your Liquid Liner

e.l.f. Eye Primer and Liner Sealer, $1.89, Amazon

This eye primer and liner sealer from e.l.f. has a double function — it preps your eyelids for eyeshadow, and the other side is a clear liquid eyeliner that helps seal your eyeliner all day. The clear eyeliner is also useful if you want to turn a powder eyeshadow into a liquid eyeliner.


13. These Peelers That Make Oranges Hassle-Free

Chef Craft Orange Peelers, $1.77 (4 Pack), Amazon

These plastic orange peelers work for any type of citrus fruit, making it super easy to peel away the rind without getting zest under your fingernails. They're also dishwasher safe. Reviewers say that they're incredibly useful to have around: "If you like to eat an orange on occasion, just buy these. I don't think they could possibly cost less and they actually do the job they were designed for."


14. These Molds That Make Your Hardboiled Eggs Adorable

Kotobuki Plastic Egg Mold, $1.82 (2 Pack), Amazon

These egg molds turn boiled eggs into bunny or pig faces, adding a cute touch to your breakfast with little effort. All you do is boil an egg, remove its shell, and quickly pop it into the mold. Once you dip the whole thing into cold water and let it set, you'll have yourself a seriously adorable egg. They're heat-resistant, so you can use this as soon as you're done boiling, and reviewers say they work best with medium or large eggs.


15. This Makeup Blending Sponge That's Really Small

CAETLE Mini Makeup Blender, $.99, Amazon

This bouncy makeup blender expands like a sponge when wet to evenly distribute liquid makeup products to your face, blending them in perfectly for an airbrushed look. Its small size is perfect for applying and blending under eye concealer, and its pointed edge is ideal for blending around the corners of the nose.


16. This Wine Pourer That Also Aerates Your Beverage

True Aerial Aerating Wine Pourer, $1.79, Amazon

This universal wine aerator and pourer works with any bottle of wine, allowing some oxygen to get into the bottle and making it even easier to pour. It's also quite durable and simple to clean because it's made of stainless steel, acrylic, and rubber. The wine will taste fresher, and one reviewer writes: "It is inexpensive compared to most and it performs flawlessly, with little to no dripping (like some of the others I have used)."


17. This Intense Black Eyeliner That's Both A Liquid And A Pencil

MEXI Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $1.73, Amazon

This waterproof eyeliner includes a rubber tip with liquid eyeliner on one end and a roll-up pencil eyeliner on the other, each in matte black. Its formula is transfer-proof, and since there are two products in a single package, you can stash it in your purse and use it for touch-ups when you're on-the-go.


18. This Toilet Decal With An Important Message

Stickerciti Toilet Decal, $1.95, Amazon

This toilet decal will remind your guests (and roommates) to always put down the lid, while probably also making them laugh. Its high-quality design won't peel or fade with time. Plus, the decal comes with another bonus sticker of a little monster, designed for a wall outlet plate.


19. This Bottle Opener That Will Never Give Up On You

Update International Bottle Opener, $1.50 (2 Pack), Amazon

This durable bottle opener is made of stainless steel and is lightweight, making it a reliable travel companion wherever you go. You never know when you'll need to open a bottle, but with this opener, you'll never find yourself thirsty. Plus, it's built to last you for years.


20. These Eco-Friendly Shopping Totes

Reusable Shopping Eco Bags, $1.50 (10 Pack), Amazon

These reusable shopping bags can store groceries, produce, books, or whatever you need — because these can hold up to 22 pounds of weight. They're reusable, washable, and fold up into an adorable strawberry with a drawstring you can easily carry around.


21. These Earring Backs You Will Be So Glad You Stocked Up On

Beadaholique Earring Safety Backs, $1.20 (144 Pack), Amazon

This enormous set of earring safety backs contains 144 units, enough to last you for years. The plastic backing is flexible and sturdy enough to keep your earrings from falling out — lots of reviewers say the price is well worth the piece of mind they get from wearing them with more expensive pairs. One writes: "They might look simple and inexpensive but without them you might lose some of your best earrings. Go for it!"


22. This Tripod That Can Set Up Your Camera Anywhere

RIF6 Flexible Tripod, $1.99, Amazon

This portable tripod works with any smartphone or small device, stabilizing your camera wherever you go. From an actual stand to a tree branch, you can maneuver this tripod around anything, allowing you to get a clean shot and steady video without any blurring or shaking.

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