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    28 Things Nobody Will Believe You Got For Less Than $20

    These items are worth "splurging" on.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An LED light strip to turn your mirror into a vanity a big Hollywood star might have. Plus, you'll be able to do a much better job on your makeup when you have good lighting on your face.


    Promising review: "It looks beautiful on my new vanity! The brightness is incredible, and I love the dimmer feature. To line my mirror, I used about half the roll, and I wish it came with another plug/dimmer for the second half! I’ll definitely be ordering them. The light is strong. I am now hooked, and I'm telling my husband all the things in our home that HAVE to be lined with lights!" —Jenni P.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. A v-neck ruffle mesh peplum top that's worthy of an epic night out with your friends.

    Promising review: "I love this shirt on me. I wear a cami underneath it because I personally don’t like a lot of cleavage showing, but it’s such a fun top to have for New Years or a night out. The size I ordered was definitely too snug, so I’m returning it for a size up. I usually wear a M/L and I have big arms from lifting so the sleeves were tight and the chest was tight. It’s a type of shirt that would look good a little loose anyways." —itsarufflife

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in sizes XS-L and in black and navy).

    3. A marble tray you can use to display your pieces of jewelry like the works of art they really are.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I wasn’t expecting such a nice quality slab of marble, but this thing feels like it came out of a museum! It’s really heavy and mine came in one piece. My mom thought it was a cheese board, so I guess it doubles as that too." —mydogownsme

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.

    4. A pair of sunglasses that'll give you actual heart eyes, in the best way possible.

    Elizabeth Lilly,

    Promising review: "These look exactly like a pair of high end Saint Laurent glasses but are way less expensive. I just got them, but so far I’m pleasantly surprised at the quality. I got the black/gray and you cannot see your eyes through the lenses (something I oddly hate about sunglasses)." —Kali Lauren M. Sinclair

    Get them from Amazon for $9.91+ (available in 22 colors).

    5. A credit card wallet designed so you can keep all the essentials in it without it taking up your whole purse (so you can have room for other things like lip gloss and such).

    Paper Source

    Get it from Paper Source for $19.95.

    6. Some hair clips to make any outfit seem super fancy, even a simple tee and jeans.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I love these clips!!! They're so cute and go with so much!! It's a great purchase. I really recommend if you like to dress up simple outfits!!—Kirstendimarzio

    Get a set of two from Free People for $12 (available in five colors).

    7. A wire toilet paper holder which, according to one reviewer, looks like it should belong in a Kardashian it must be good enough for yours as well.


    Promising review: "I bought this holder in rose gold. It is sturdy and beautiful, and it has inspired me to redo my bathroom. So now I am having new light fixture installed, and painting it all because the toilet paper holder look like it should be in a glamorous bathroom belonging to a Kardashian instead of a middle-aged woman who hates broccoli." —Heather Torres

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    8. A simple yet chic t-shirt dress you'll feel like a million bucks in, even though you paid wayyyy less than that.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    9. A woven basket to put one of your plants in or use for a chic storage option. The possibilities are endless.


    Promising review: "I used this basket for decor. I placed it on its side and put a large bloom in it. It looks great, and I saw the same type of decor in a high end furniture store. Mine is in a dining room, but one could use it in a bedroom or living room as well. I love the durability of this." —Pat Bushard

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    10. A zebra shadowbox you can tell people you picked up at little boutique in Paris. You secret is safe with me...


    Promising review: "I got this and the jaguar, and I really think the quality is super nice for the price! They fit really nicely above my window and door to my room. I definitely recommend for a cheap, cute room refresh!" —Bad Wolf

    Get it from Target for $6.

    11. A tee that teens may think is a historic relic, but you can wear it and remember the good ol' days when MTV actually played music videos.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in sizes S-5X).

    12. A polka dot wrap dress that'll put a ~wrap~ on any doubts you had about what to wear on your next date night.,

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely perfect! I’m 5’2”, 135 pounds and medium was a perfect fit. It is true to size and hits perfectly above the knee without being too short. The fabric is good of good quality and rich color. I wore this dress to my nephews wedding and received so many compliments! Great buy!" —Chasity Dorn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    13. A Cinderella's castle print to add a touch of ~magic~ to your home. Plus, you don't even have to wish upon a start to get it.


    Promising review: "This is such a great gift for my Disney-loving father-in-law who has everything! This print is so nice and the quality of the paper is awesome! The packaging prevented bending or folding or wrinkling! I expected it to come rolled in a tube and anticipated having to stretch and flatten it but it came perfect and ready to frame! Super happy with my purchase! I can’t wait to give it to him." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A ceramic trinket dish so cute, all your friends will see it and want to get one for themselves.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $16 (available in white and red).

    15. A neon light to help you ~kiss~ goodbye to boring home decor.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect little light. It's so much brighter than I expected for the price! I love the fact that it has a battery option &/or a plug in option. Seriously a wonderful purchase!" —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 27 styles).

    16. A hologram cross body purse perfect to take with you to that concert you have tickets for that has those new bag rules.


    Promising review: "This is a great twist on the clear-bag policy! I bought this purse for a concert, and I, personally, haven't had any issues with security giving me grief that the psychedelic hue gets in the way of its clearness. It's a great bag to go out in as well. I like to pair it with plain black outfits and metallic heels to add a little va-va-voom to my outfits! Sometimes the lock gets a little tricky, especially if the purse is too full, but I take that more as a personal problem/user error versus a design flaw on the bag." —Tiffany Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.68+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A cactus double vase that won't ~suck~ to display your flowers in; it will look so ~sharp~ in your room.

    Urbam Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    18. A set of six coasters that basically look like they belong in Buckingham Palace. The Queen would love to use these during tea time.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.55.

    19. A shelf to add some life to your walls. Yep, your stuff definitely looks better on a wall than in a pile on the counter. I guarantee it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8+ (available in three sizes and black and cooper).

    20. A doormat with an important message people *may* not listen to, but it's the best you can do.


    Promising review: "I purchased this mat in 2012 (according to Amazon) and as of today, six years later, it is still at my front door and still entirely effective in making people laugh (albeit far less effective in encouraging them to actually go away). In 6 years, it has been perpetually rained on, survived several hurricanes, been frozen, and generally abused in every way a doormat can be. It is now a bit rough around the edges; however, it is still clearly legible, isn’t really falling apart at all despite some minor fraying on the corners, and probably one of the longest lasting, cheapest purchases I’ve ever made. This mat is a terrific value for the cost. Six years ago I would have assumed that by this age in life I would be into a more polite “welcome” mat…nah, I’m going to re-order this one again and re-assess sometime by 2024." —smirknsmile

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    21. An urban map glass with an etching of your favorite city because you may be far from home, but the feeling of home doesn't have to be.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16 (available in 31 cities).

    22. A wall hook to hang jackets or scarves or jewelry on so they don't end up in piles in your room., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love it! The metal style of this hook looks really delicate and deluxe on my wall." —Cameron

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    23. A watch so chic that you'll wear it all the time, even if you can't quite remember how to tell time on it. That's what phones are for, right?


    Promising review: "This is a very pretty watch! It looks very expensive but is a great price. It comes in a box with a watch pillow as well. The white color band along with the gold details and marble face look so nice on the skin especially with a tan! So glad to have gotten it in time for summer! It's made so well and seems very strong. It doesn’t feel or look fragile. It’s nice and dainty but not too tiny where your arms look like marshmallows or too big and bulky where it looks like a men’s or rappers watch." —Toniannerachel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    24. A remote organizer that's looks super modern and cool but also serves a purpose—you can keep all your remotes organized and in one place (that means you'll never spend 10 minutes looking for the one that turns on the TV again).


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    25. A table lamp to give a room a boho-chic look without a boho-chic expensive price tag.


    Promising review: "I'm in the process of redecorating my room and came across this lamp. I was surprised that it was only $15 because it looks like it could be worth a lot more. It's such a gorgeous piece and looks even prettier up close and in person. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for something that stands out." —heyleebeth

    Get it from Target for $14.99 (available in yellow, blue, and pink).

    26. A layering top you can throw on over a swimsuit or any outfit outfit because great style doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of money.


    Promising review: "I get nonstop compliments with this." —Yes

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88+ (available in sizes M-XXL and in 23 styles).

    27. An oversized scrunchie that'll elevate your go-to messy bun and make it look like you tried....when really you just overslept and ran out of time to wash your hair. (We've all been there.)

    Free People

    Promising review: "This is the best oversized hair tie I’ve purchased to date." —NoelLeDonne

    Get it from Free People for $12 (available in four colors).

    28. And a pair of drop earrings so bold and beautiful, when you wear them you'll feel exactly the same.


    Promising review: "These earrings are beautiful. They're a very flattering gold tone, not too bright or orange. They have a good weight and feel of good quality. I would highly recommend them." —Jackie M.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five styles).

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