The numbers 9 9 are embedded in many cultures. According to the Chinese, the number nine sounds like the word long (久）in Chinese. Thus the phrase 长长久久 which translates to a really long time is said as a wish to newlyweds. Amusingly, Jay-Z’s song 99 problems reference his personal experience and is as far away from a monogamous relationship as you can get. In Indian culture and mythology, the number 9 is revered in Hinduism and considered a complete, perfected and divine number because it represents the end of a cycle in the decimal system. Closer to home, 9.9 is the day of the Shopee 9.9 sale. For IUIGA, 9.9 is a significant number as there are many items that cost under $9.90 that have great utility. From Kitchen essentials, everyday accessories to beauty essentials; there’s something for everyone.
Detachable Multi-purpose Scissors
There’s a reason why the Swiss Army Knife is so ubiquitous as this pocket tool has so many functions that make it an everyday carry for many. Arguably, this is the Swiss Army Knife of scissors that can replace the multiple tools that can only perform one function.. This pair of scissors is useful at every stage of the meal. Aside from being able to cut up poultry, meet and vegetables, this scissors can function as a peeler, fish scales scraper, can opener, bottle opener and even a bottle opener. In addition, the 420 stainless steel corrosion resistant blades that forms the scissors can be easily detached. This allows it to be disassembled into separate tools that are also easier to wash. Get it here for just $6.90.
Soap Dispensing Brush
According to New York City-based Dermatologist Kally Panantoniou, MD, dish soap is too harsh and drying on skin. This is worse for people with dry skin or eczema as it may cause irritations and flare ups. Although there are dish soaps that are gentle on the hands, they are generally more expensive. This is where the Soap Dispensing Dish Brush comes in. The main draw of this is that you can dispense soap from the brush and minimizes your hand’s contact with dish soap. You can simply load up the dish soap into the brush handle and you are you on your way to washing dishes without drying out your hands. The brush comes with two different heads: a soft yet nylon bristle brush head that is safe for non-stick cookware, and a sponge option. For the one time investment of $7.80, you can elevate your dish-washing!
Non-stick Muffin Pan (6 holes)
Benjamin Fountain Pen
If you write a lot, a fountain pen is a game changer. Unlike ballpoint pens which require pressure to write, a fountain pen writes with just the pressure of the pen’s weight on paper. This greatly reduces hand fatigue and the problems associated with holding the pen too tight. Words just flow off the pen and on to the paper which elevates your writing experience. Furthermore, using the pen is more environmentally friendly too as a fountain pen tends to last longer if you take care of it. If you thought that fountain pens will be prohibitively expensive, you’ll be glad to know that this fountain pen costs only $7.20.
Carry on Pill Case
DuPont Tyvek Travel Organiser
Speaking of travel, the next thing on this list is this DuPont Tyvek travel organizer that will totally change the way you pack. With this multi-functional and waterproof packing cubes, packing will become a breeze. Instead of fretting about how to squeeze it all in and worrying about liquids spilling out of containers, these travel organizers will help compartmentalize everything and alleviate your packing stress for just $8.80.
Boar & Nylon Bristle Hair Brush
Unlike the average nylon bristled brush that only untangles your hair, this brush does more. Studies have shown that active blood flow to hair follicles is very beneficial to the health of your hair. On top of untangling your hair, this Boar & Nylon Bristle brush can be used as a massager to stimulate blood flow in your scalp. Plus, the brush is easy to wash as well and goes for $9.90.
Pore Purifying Brush
Now that your scalp is all healthy, it’s time to take better care of your face. Although cleaning your face with your hands and your fingers is just adequate, there is a better way to do this. This Pore Purifying Brush is super soft and gentle on your skin. In addition, the special flower-shaped brush ensures a more even and gentle exfoliation. All this for just $3.60.
Last but not least are these super soft cotton buds that are made from highly absorbent cotton. These cotton buds are great for cleaning out small areas like your nose, ears or belly button. Unlike the average cotton bud, the stems are made of pliable soft paper that makes it safe for babies to use. Grab this for just $1.80!
Now that you’ve gone through this list, I hope that you have found something under that piques your interest. Let us know in the comments which one found the most interesting!