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Woman's Day finds great value winners

April 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM ET

There are many cool products on the market this season, but not all are equally worthy of your money.

Woman's Day has done much of the hard work for you, vetting some of the best new items out there and then recruiting readers for an extra reality check. The 30 best of the best make it to the Woman’s Day Great Value Awards.

The magazine has selected affordable finds ranging from standout newcomers to trusted go-to's in cooking, fashion, beauty, home and health categories, according to Taryn Mohrman, senior editor at Woman's Day.

Some of the Woman’s Day Great Value Awards winners:

L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray

  • $14.99 at drugstores
  • Why it’s a winner: Why has this hairspray long been a photo-shoot staple? It goes on dry (with no tacky feeling) and stays flexible.It fights frizz and isn't greasy.

Old Navy The Flirt Boot-Cut Jeans

  • $29.50 at Old Navy
  • Why it’s a winner: These jeans have just the right amount of stretch, clean flat-front pockets and high back pockets (for a little lift!) to give sizes 0 to 20 a flattering fit.

Nordic Ware Naturals Aluminum Baker's Half Sheet Pan

  • $20 at amazon.com
  • Why it’s a winner: The raised rim on this pan allows you to bake or roast in it, and the handy lid helps keep food fresh.

Mrs. Meyer's Liquid Hand Soap

  • $3.99 at mrsmeyers.com
  • Why it’s a winner: Unlike so many eco options, these hand soaps really suds up and come in garden-inspired scents, such as  rhubarb and geranium.

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