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5 essential beauty tools for feeling your best self

The good news is these items won't break your wallet.


Amanda Booth

Dot Recs

Posted on Aug 30, 2016   Updated on Sep 28, 2021, 8:59 am CDT

Do you ever reminisce about the days when 13-year-olds didn’t know more about makeup than you did? Have you ever wondered why no one seems to have frizzy hair anymore? 

Thanks to the internet, we’re living in a time when beauty tools and techniques have never been more accessible. For those who enjoy pouring over makeup tutorial videos and forums, this means pursuing their interest with a seemingly unlimited amount of resources. 

Whether you’re casually interested in hair, makeup, and skin products, or have a full-fledged beauty regimen, these five products can help you navigate this quickly evolving beauty industry. 

1) Fake ‘woke up like this’ with the Bed Head hair waver.


Basically a hair crimper with a 2016 update, the Bed Head Deep Waver aids in the difficult task of making wavy hair look equally perfect and natural. This tool will be your savior when you want to keep it casual or not shower, but still impress.

Price on Amazon: $18.64
Buy it here

2) Give your skin spa treatment with the KINGA Nano Ionic facial steamer.


It’s almost unfair how expensive in-spa facials are, considering the wonders they can work on your skin. While it’s on sale for just over $30, this facial steamer is an affordable alternative. Technology has provided many less-invasive ways to keep your youthful glow, and getting this steamer could be your first step.

Price on Amazon: $33.99 (regularly $189.99)
Buy it here

3) Keep your eyebrow game strong with the Chuse M6 tattoo pen.


Ask any beauty expert, and they’ll tell you that if you can only do one thing right, make it your eyebrows. If you don’t feel like taking time out of your day, everyday, to fill in your eyebrows, this tattoo pen is a long-term alternative.

Price on Amazon: $10.99
Buy it here

4) Treat your feet with the Foot Love electric callus remover.


Staying active and wearing cute (aka painful) shoes are great ways to get ahead in the health and beauty game, but often result in callused feet. There’s, unfortunately, only so much a pedicure once every couple of months can do for them. For $34.95, you can give yourself some “Foot Love” with this callus remover sans the pricey pedicure and judgement from people who are forced to work on your feet.

Price on Amazon: $34.99 (regularly $45.99)
Buy it here

5) Banish blemishes using the Aotearoa Beauty blackhead remover kit.


In our continually documented lives, no one has time for blemishes anymore. This $12 blackhead remover kit tends to your blemish-free desires and still leaves you money left over for some single-origin coffee.

Price on Amazon: $10.95 (regularly $24.95)
Buy it here


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*First Published: Aug 30, 2016, 12:37 pm CDT