It's Unbelievable These 36 Best-Sellers Are Under $15 On Amazon
When it comes to battling my Amazon Prime obsession, I've found that the best way is to bargain with it instead of trying to get rid of it entirely. What can I say? I'm weak and I have a job where I am literally required to write about all the best-selling products on Amazon — you can't really expect me not to order at least one or two items a week, can you?
The deal we've reached is simple: I can keep ordering products as often as I like, but they can only be quality products on Amazon for under $15. That way I'm still able to impulsively buy lip scrubs whenever the mood hits, but at the end of the month I don't have to panic when I check my credit card statement.
And while you, my boyfriend, my overly-vocal parents, and probably myself, all agree that I really don't need a cult-favorite miniature waffle maker, can any of us say I don't not need one? As the saying goes: it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it — so when it comes to the glorious Amazon products at great prices, why not have them all?
2. An Acne Patch So Subtle You Can Hardly Tell It's On
If you've ever had the urge to pick or touch your unwanted blemishes, which coincidentally led to an even bigger blemish or even a scar, then try the Nexcare acne cover. This acne patch works like a sponge to remove pus and oil from your skin, while protecting the area from any habitual picking. And because it's transparent, you can wear it out and about. One reviewer writes: "I don't know how these little guys work, but work they do. I had one blemish for so long that I assumed it and I would be cremated together when that time came. Two of these guys later, and not only was the blemish gone, the portal through which it came from the underworld into my life was miraculously not only closed but healed."
3. The Reusable And Cute Cupcake Liners Made From Silicone
Because they're made from premium BPA-free non-stick silicone, the Pantry Elements silicone cupcake liners won't stick to your cakes after they've cooled, and are completely microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. If cupcakes aren't your thing, no problem — you can easily use these durable liners to create partitions in a lunchbox, or even cook eggs in them. And if you somehow aren't game for cupcakes, lunch boxes, or eggs, then just think about how cute these would look holding snacks on a table during a party.
4. A Mini Waffle Maker Great For Breakfast Or Lunch On The Go
Keep it stashed away at your office so you can make breakfast or lunch at your desk — that's right, the Dash mini waffle maker can be used to press paninis and sandwiches at lunchtime, or even hash browns at breakfast. The non-stick surface means that cleanup is easy since all you'll need to do is wipe it down with a wet cloth, and because it heats up within minutes, you'll never have to wait too long for your next meal or snack.
5. The Toner Formulated With Vitamin E And Rose Petal Water
When prices are low, you want to make sure you're still getting a quality product — and the ingredient list on this witch hazel toner stands up to the scrutiny. This toner is formulated with aloe vera, rose petal water, vitamin E, as well as their own proprietary witch hazel extract: all combined to cleanse and moisturize your skin without any drying alcohols. There's even a gentle rose fragrance to it that's soothing and not overpowering in the slightest.
6. A Travel Mug That's Been Positively Reviewed Over 900 Times
With over 900 positive four- and five-star reviews on Amazon, the Contigo travel mug truly means it when they say it: the lid is completely leak-proof. With this travel mug you won't have to worry about accidentally spilling coffee on yourself while driving, and your drinks will stay hot for up to 6 hours, whereas cold liquids will keep chilled for up to 12 hours.
7. The Microfiber Towel Made For Drying Wet Hair
Walking around with damp hair can leave you with awkward drip spots on your shirt, so get every last drop of water out of your hair with the Luxe Beauty Essentials microfiber hair towel. The plush microfiber absorbs the water in your hair and leaves it slightly damp so that you can still easily manage and style it, with your hair drying time now drastically reduced. The best part? It also helps reduce the frizz and breakage you get from using a regular towel.
8. A Deodorizing Body Powder That Can Be Used In Your Shoes And Hair
Whereas most deodorizing body powders are only effective on your body, the Ora's Amazing Herbal natural body powder can also be used to deodorize shoes, or as a dry shampoo on days where you don't have time for a shower before running out the door. Unlike other body powders, this one is talc, grain, and synthetic fragrance free, and uses essential oils of vetiver, lavender, and clary sage for its natural scent.
9. The Compact Essential Oil Diffuser With Two Different Misting Modes
Not only does it have two different misting modes to choose from (continuous and intermittent) so you can decide how much moisture you'd like in your room, but the InnoGear essential oil diffuser is so portable that it can even work as a car air freshener. There are seven LED lights to choose from when setting a mood, and the automatic shut-off ensures that it won't keep running once the tank has run out of water.
10. A Strainer That Attaches To Almost Any Pot
Designed to be able to fit almost any round pot, pan, or bowl, the Kitchen Gizmo snap 'n strain strainer saves you space in the kitchen since it's smaller and more compact than a regular strainer, and because it's made from top-quality silicone you can be sure it's durable — so durable, in fact, it can even handle heavier foods like potatoes.
11. The Convenient Tool That Splits, Pits, And Slices Avocados
Instead of dirtying up a knife and spoon to slice your avocados, use the OXO avocado slicer and contain the mess into one simple gadget. This avocado slicer can split, pit, and slice avocados, and since the pitter is made with stainless steel, it's able to remove pits with one quick and simple twist. And because the slicer lifts the fruit away from the avocado's skin in seven even pieces, each avocado slice looks like it was done by a professional chef.
12. A Brush made To Be Gentle On Wet Hair
Wet hair is more delicate and fragile than dry hair, so whenever you're detangling it you want to use a brush that's gentle — and the Wet Brush original dentangler brushes were made specifically for wet hair. The soft and flexible bristles helps get rid of knots without any painful pulls without breakage. Bonus: you don't just have to save them for when you get out of the shower; these brushes are also great for dry hair, as well as wigs and hair extensions.
13. The Wax That Stops Your Glasses From Sliding Down Your Nose
Constantly having your glasses slide down your nose can get frustrating, but with the Nerdwax glasses wax all you have to do is swipe it onto the nosepiece of your glasses, and poof — your glasses are finally staying put. Each application lasts between an hour to a full day depending on how much you use, and each tube lasts between six and eight months.
14. A Repairing Eye Cream Formulated With 80 Percent Snail Mucin
Perfect for any and all skin types, the MIZON snail repair eye cream helps brighten dark circles while moisturizing your skin. Snail slime (or "mucin," if you feel like being intellectual) has natural healing abilities when applied to skin, so it makes sense that this cream is formulated with 80 percent snail mucin — what better, more natural way to brighten your complexion?
15. The Pantry Cabinet Organizer That Makes Finding Spices Easy
I actually own one of these, and I can say without a doubt that the Copco spice pantry cabinet organizer really does make finding your spices more convenient. Each shelf is 2.75 inches deep which means you don't have to use it for spices, as they'll fit cans, sauces, and more — plus the shelves are made with a non-slip liner to make sure nothing accidentally slides off.
16. A Balm That Keeps Bugs Away Without Using Any DEET
Organic bug repellants are a great way to avoid harsh chemicals, and the Badger anti-bug balm is not only certified organic, but 100 percent natural and DEET-free to boot. This anti-bug balm has been independently lab tested and found to be effective in repelling mosquitoes and flies, all while using a combination of organic extra virgin olive and castor oil to soothe any irritated skin.
17. The LED Desk Lamp With A Built-In USB Port To Charge Your Devices
Instead of bending down to find an outlet every time you want to charge a device, grab the TW Lighting LED desk lamp and conveniently charge your phone with its built-in USB port. Not only can you charge your devices, but this lamp has a three-level dimmer that can save you up to 65 percent in energy costs — perfect for your office, home, or dorm.
18. An Armrest Organizer That Can Hold Everything And More
I'm constantly losing my phone and television remotes in all the blankets I've got sitting on my couch, but if I had the MDSTOP armrest organizer this wouldn't be a problem. Made to fit most couch, recliner, and chair arms, this armrest organizer is waterproof so that you don't have to worry about any accidental stains, and can easily hold phones, tablets, books, magazines, remotes, and more.
19. The Set Of Sponges That Are Infused With Charcoal And Green Tea
Konjac sponges naturally nourish your skin with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E — as well as other proteins and fatty acids — and this set of konjac sponges is infused with activated charcoal and green tea for a thorough and detoxifying clean. One Amazon reviewer raves: "My face has never been more clear or smooth! I cannot use exfoliating scrubs because I have several chemical allergies, so these are a godsend for me."
20. A Set Of Six Bath Bombs Made With Dried Flower Petals
100 percent handmade and made with natural, organic ingredients, the Aprilis bath bomb set comes with six different scents: lavender, rose, green tea, milk, pot marigold, and osmanthus. Each bomb is made with dried flower petals that float in the tub to give you a spa-level relaxing experience, and because they're made with essential oils these bombs even help purify skin while preventing blackheads and acne.
21. The Eyebrow Razor With Over 600 Positive Reviews
With over 600 four- and five-star reviews, the Tinkle eyebrow razor is a great bargain at only $8. Each order comes with 12 razors that remove fine hairs from your eyebrows, neck, face, and any other hairs you deem unwanted. "Great little razors," one Amazon reviewer writes. They also work fantastically for dermaplaning — which means you exfoliate by getting rid of the top layer of dry, dead skin with a razor.
22. A Wireless Boom Box That Doesn't Require Bluetooth To Play Music
We've all had those times where our Bluetooth devices are being finicky and won't pair correctly, and in dire times like those you can always count on the Allstar Innovations wireless boom box. No Bluetooth required, all you have to do is lay your phone down on the top of the speaker and it'll start playing clear, crisp, high-quality sound, even at higher volumes.
23. The Hand And Foot Cream Formulated For Cracked, Dry Skin
Softening up rough hands and cracked feet can take weeks of applying lotion for any relief, but with the O'Keeffe's hand and foot cream you can instantly hydrate dry, damaged skin just by rubbing it onto the affected areas. Both creams are non-greasy, unscented, and hypoallergenic, and when used daily they're clinically proven to instantly boost moisture levels by creating a protective layer on the surface of your skin.
24. A Sleeve For Your Heel That Moisturizes Cracked Skin
Anytime you find your heels have become dry and cracked, throw on the NatraCure moisturizing heel sleeves to help moisturize your skin back to health. Enriched with vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe vera, these hydrating heel sleeves stand apart from the competition by being ventilated, making this sleeve great for daily use. And as an added bonus, there's even a built-in gel pad at the heel that releases therapeutic oil to treat skin.
25. The Gloves That Keep Your Hands Safe From Any Cuts
Great for the clumsy chef learning the ropes in the kitchen, the WISLIFE cut resistant gloves are made of Dyneema and are four times stronger than leather, allowing them to be resistant to cuts. And if you ever get these gloves dirty, fear not — not only are they completely machine washable, but you can even sanitize them like you would a kitchen dish towel.
26. A Water Shoe That Keeps You From Slipping In The Water
Made from breathable yet smooth spandex fabrics that move with your feet as you walk through water, the FEETCITY water shoes feature a nonslip rubber outsole that's ergonomically molded to keep you from slipping in damp conditions. One Amazon reviewer even raved how these water shoes were in Hawaii for a week, and barely showed any wear and tear afterwards despite going through two jungle hikes, kayaking, tubing, and reef exploring.
27. The Reusable Towel That Replaces 60 Paper Towel Rolls
Made from heavy-duty and sustainable certified organic bamboo, this Kitchen + Home bamboo towel is both stronger and more absorbent than regular paper towels — plus it's even reusable and machine-washable. This towel is even soft enough to be used on skin, yet tough enough that it can be used to get big stains or spills. Why waste money on paper towels when this will do a cheaper, better job?
28. A Reusable Food Storage Bag That Won't Leak
Designed with a leakproof vacuum and zip-locked seal, the UShop reusable food preservation bag can store almost any kind of solid or liquid without spilling. These bags can handle both hot and cold foods— as they're heat-resistant but can be frozen — and can safely be used in the microwave, toaster, steamer, and dishwasher. Each one is made from food-safe silicone, and contains no fillers.
29. The Clay Mask That Detoxifies Your Skin Using Charcoal Powder
Simply scoop some of it out and spread it on your dry, un-cleansed face, then wait for five minutes — bubbles should start to appear, and when that happens you can wash the Elizavecca bubble clay mask off and know that it's detoxified your pores using green tea, pomegranate, and charcoal powder. The clay in this mask works to tighten up pores, while the carbonation gives you skin a clean, tingly feeling.
30. A Pack Of Underwear With Over 350 Positive Reviews
Good underwear at a low price is hard to come by, but the Amazon Essentials cotton underwear hits both marks right on the money. Each order comes with six pairs of underwear, and are hi-cut and made with 95 percent cotton for a bit of stretch with a secure fit. "These are the most comfortable underwear I've ever owned," one Amazon reviewer writes. "The material is so soft...you won't be disappointed if you like high-waisted underwear!"
31. The Set Of Makeup Brushes With Soft And Silky Bristles
Each order comes with 14 makeup brushes, with five of the brushes in the BS-MALL premium synthetic makeup brush set being big kabuki brushes, and the other nine designed for precise eye makeup application. Some are tapered for things like powder contour or foundation around the nose, and others are wide and flat for powder or blush. The bristles on these brushes are soft for smooth application, yet firm so that your powder won't go flying everywhere — and as an added bonus, these brushes will not shed.
32. A Flat Iron With Rounded Plate Edges So Your Hair Won't Snag
You can heat this flat iron all the way up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which means the Xtava titanium flat iron is great for thick, natural, and curly hair — as well as thin or fine hair at lower temperatures. This straightener an heat up in just 60 seconds, and because it comes with its own thermal travel case, you can easily take it with you without having to wait for it to cool down.
33. The Steamer That Lets You Cook Two Dishes At Once
Because it's designed to be able to cook two baskets of food at once, the Bella stackable basket steamer saves you time in the kitchen — basically, you don't have to wait for one dish to finish steaming before starting another one. Able to begin steaming in as little as 30 seconds, this two-tier steamer also has a built-in automatic shut-off when the water completely steams away to ensure that your food is cooked safely.
34. A Tea Infuser Shaped Like The Loch Ness Monster
Who wouldn't want to infuse their tea using this adorable Loch Ness monster tea infuser? All you have to do is fill the bottom half of the monster with the tea of your choice, then let it steep. Not only is this guy made with food-grade, non-toxic silicone, but his "feet" keep him upright, so you don't have to worry about the infuser tipping over and spilling your cup of tea.
35. The Lip Scrub Made With Real Maui Sugar
With real Hawaiian ingredients like natural Maui sugar, the Hanalei Company sugar lip scrub uses sugar crystals to gently exfoliate your lips while kukui nut oil and shea butter moisturize them to be extra-soft. One Amazon reviewer raved that "I absolutely love this scrub! It has such a pleasant smell to it that sometimes I think it's candy. I love the feeling of all the 'sugar crystals' scrubbing against my lip!"
36. A Dog Bowl That Forces Your Pooch To Eat Slowly
Eating too quickly can leave your dog with digestion problems, so kindly force them to eat slower with the Outward Hound slow feed dog bowl. This dog bowl has several inner rings that make dogs have to slow down and forage for their kibble, and the non-slip base mean it won't go sliding all over the floor as your dog dines on their dinner.
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