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22 Things Under $20 That'll Have You Feeling Like Your Best Self

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1. A planner to help organize your life by day, week, or month, to keep track of all your appointments and errands, and to provide a place for any thoughts you may want to jot down and return to later.

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Promising review: "I love the layout of the planner, as well as its large size. It allows for everything to be added without my writing feeling cramped." —Julia

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or a local bookseller on IndieBound.

2. A pack of pimple patches that'll help clear up breakouts overnight by extracting gunk while you snooze.

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Listen up, peeps! I own these patches and they are WONDERFUL. Before bed, I wash my face with my usual cleanser and then apply these patches to whatever breakouts I'm fighting. I leave them on overnight and when I wake up the next morning, my pimples are noticeably smaller, smoother, and less red. The patches will extract all types of gross gunk, leaving the bump healed. I've used it on white heads, open pimples, and even cystic acne. You can really see the gunk build up on the patch (i.e. that white stuff you see in the above image). I've used them to head off some nasty breakouts. Plus, they work quickly, so if you've got a big event coming up and randomly break out, these are your go-to lifesavers. TRUST ME.

Get them from Amazon for $4.94 (24 patches) and check out our full write up here.

3. A pack of affirmation cards to read every morning for uplifting and positive messages without being overly sappy and cheesy.

Promising review: "Seriously the best thing ever. I love these cards. Each one is unique and has its own hilarious, charming, and heart-warming description. It's also ridiculously spot on. Call it what you will but every time I or a friend draw a card, it is directly linked to something I am going through currently. It's AWESOME! It's always extremely uplifting, even on the toughest of days. I would highly recommend this." —Preston Parsons Get them from Amazon for $11.58.
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Promising review: "Seriously the best thing ever. I love these cards. Each one is unique and has its own hilarious, charming, and heart-warming description. It's also ridiculously spot on. Call it what you will but every time I or a friend draw a card, it is directly linked to something I am going through currently. It's AWESOME! It's always extremely uplifting, even on the toughest of days. I would highly recommend this." —Preston Parsons

Get them from Amazon for $11.58.

4. A hydrating argan oil hair mask designed to strengthen and repair dry or damaged hair, leaving it feeling silky smooth.

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I own this hair mask and really love it. After using it, I notice a definite difference in how my hair feels. The texture is much smoother and softer, and I have less frizz and fly-aways. I typically use it after I shower. I apply it to my damp hair, leave it on for 5–10 minutes, and then wash it out.

Promising review: "I have to say this is the best conditioning product I have ever used. I have thick, naturally wavy hair that has been a nightmare my entire life. It does what it wants, it gets extremely frizzy in both humid and dry conditions, and it tangles easily. I didn't think anything would make that much of a difference, but after reading all the reviews, I decided to give it a shot. I am so happy I did. I use just a little once or twice a week as a quick conditioner and then when my hair starts really frizzing and look dull and damaged. When I rinse and dry after, it's like I have different hair. No frizz, no dryness — it's soft, silky, and smells great! I also get far fewer tangles than I used to and the ones I do get are much easier to comb out, which is a big plus for me. I've been using it for over a year now, and I always make sure to rinse it out completely. No greasiness, no heaviness, just soft, silky, awesome feeling hair." —timonsgirl

Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

5. A leak-free reusable water bottle so you can finally hit those hydration goals you keep setting for yourself.

This bottle features a silicone ring that can be used as a handle for easy carry. It's condensation-free and is vacuum sealed so you know it's safe to throw in your bag. It'll also keep liquids hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to a full day.Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $21.99.
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This bottle features a silicone ring that can be used as a handle for easy carry. It's condensation-free and is vacuum sealed so you know it's safe to throw in your bag. It'll also keep liquids hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to a full day.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $21.99.

6. A migraine relief stick for anyone who has experienced the pain of a really, really bad headache. It's made of a mixture of essential oils to relieve tension.

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This migraine stick is super easy to use! A BuzzFeed writer on the Shopping team swears by it. Just roll it on the back on your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. Check out our full review here.

Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I have also noticed it give a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application.

I am now a customer for life and love this product. I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

7. A fuzzy pair of non-slip animal socks that'll become an important part of your self-care routine each night.

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These are lined with fleece cotton, so it's essentially like slipping your foot into a cloud.

Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 15 animals).

8. A pair of beaded statement earrings because no outfit feels complete until you accessorize. And a great outfit can completely uplift your mood.

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Get them from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in 15 colors).

9. A caffeine-free tea to aid with bloating and unwanted gas. Let's admit it, we've all had those days when we just feel terrible and need some relief!

This tea is zero calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free, and kosher. It includes peppermint, anise, and cinnamon. Get 36 tea bags from Amazon for $11+ (available in 32 flavors and 12 sizes).
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This tea is zero calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free, and kosher. It includes peppermint, anise, and cinnamon.

Get 36 tea bags from Amazon for $11+ (available in 32 flavors and 12 sizes).

10. A set of resistance bands for when you want to start off your day with a quick workout. I mean, exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy and happy people just don't shoot their husbands. NAME THAT MOVIE.

Upon purchase, you receive five resistance bands ranging in intensity, a little drawstring bag to store them in, a printed instruction guide, an ebook, and a ton of online videos. I use these bands for both my upper and lower body, and love them! You can perform a variety of exercises with them including squats, lunges, and wall sits. I've had them for years and they haven't stretched or snapped on me. They're sweat-resistant and high quality. They've been a great addition to my workout routines. At times they may roll depending on what movement you're performing, but I've experienced that with all band types I've tried before. It takes a few seconds to correct the placement of the band, and really doesn't happen often. Get them from Amazon for $10.95.
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Upon purchase, you receive five resistance bands ranging in intensity, a little drawstring bag to store them in, a printed instruction guide, an ebook, and a ton of online videos. I use these bands for both my upper and lower body, and love them! You can perform a variety of exercises with them including squats, lunges, and wall sits. I've had them for years and they haven't stretched or snapped on me. They're sweat-resistant and high quality. They've been a great addition to my workout routines. At times they may roll depending on what movement you're performing, but I've experienced that with all band types I've tried before. It takes a few seconds to correct the placement of the band, and really doesn't happen often.

Get them from Amazon for $10.95.

11. A mini steamer so you never leave the house in a wrinkled mess. This little gadget will keep your clothes looking like they just came from the dry cleaner.

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This steamer is safe to use on all types of fabric, distributes steam evenly, and has a compact design so it's super easy to travel with. It will heat quickly and emit steam in just two minutes! Plus, as an added safety bonus, it'll shut off when if it gets too hot or the water is too low.


Promising review:
"I love this product. Will I ever iron again? Possibly not. I recently moved cross-country and after having all of your clothes in boxes and vacuum-sealed bags for several weeks, you can imagine the wrinkles. Set this little guy on them and boom. Wrinkles gone. It heats up in seconds and does the job well. The only thing is that you have to frequently refill the water reservoir. Overall probably one of my favorite Amazon purchases ever." —Eleyna

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

12. A bubble bath serum to soothe and revitalize your skin. Plus taking baths is super relaxing and can aid in stress relief.

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Made with organic coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and aloe vera, this serum is sulfate free and has not been tested on animals. It's safe for the whole family to use!

Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in four scents).

13. A snack pack that'll help you avoid getting hangry mid-day and snapping at the first person who asks you an annoying question.

Flavors included are sea salt, BBQ, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar. Get the four flavor variety pack from Amazon for $18.85.
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Flavors included are sea salt, BBQ, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar.

Get the four flavor variety pack from Amazon for $18.85.

14. A mini, portable humidifier with an 8-hour working time and an automatic shut-off feature to bring with you everywhere so you never have to worry about getting a dry, scratchy throat again.

Upon purchase, you also receive a USB fan and LED light. It's also small enough to fit in the center console of your car! Promising review: "I never travel without it now! This has been terrific as I spend many nights away from home and it has prevented my normal dry nose problem." —TonySGet it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).
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Upon purchase, you also receive a USB fan and LED light. It's also small enough to fit in the center console of your car!

Promising review: "I never travel without it now! This has been terrific as I spend many nights away from home and it has prevented my normal dry nose problem." —TonyS

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

15. A bold red lipstick that'll get you in a confident mindset to take on whatever the day may throw at you.

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This lipstick is made from a non-caking and lightweight formula for max comfort and long-lasting wear. It's made with vitamin E and avocado oil to seal in moisture all day (or night) long.

Get it from Amazon for $4.51+ (available in 92 colors).

16. A grooming kit because one thing that makes me feel infinitely better about myself is clean, kept nails and eyebrows. RIP claws and unibrows.

This kit includes a toenail clipper, a nail clipper, a diagonal nail clipper, multi-purpose scissors, a cuticle trimmer, an ear pick, a single-edged double-sided push stick, an eyebrow tweezer, a peeling knife, a nail file, a blackhead needle and loop remover, and a V-shaped push stick. You can easily throw this kit into your bag for touchups while traveling.Get it from Amazon for $11.97.
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This kit includes a toenail clipper, a nail clipper, a diagonal nail clipper, multi-purpose scissors, a cuticle trimmer, an ear pick, a single-edged double-sided push stick, an eyebrow tweezer, a peeling knife, a nail file, a blackhead needle and loop remover, and a V-shaped push stick. You can easily throw this kit into your bag for touchups while traveling.

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

17. A fidget toy for those antsy moments when you just need to get out your anxiety by doing something with your hands.

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This fidget toy can even help with nail biting and cuticle picking. It's super tiny, so it won't draw attention when using it around others.

Promising review: "I am an adult with anxiety and I fidget, usually with pens but this gadget is preferable to pens and has the benefit of not driving my co-workers nuts. To play with this toy, you can 'roll' it by rotating the links end over end, over and over in your hand, which is soothing. You can also grip just one of the links and shake it, flipping it back and forth, making a nice rattling sound. The best thing about the flippy chain is that it is small and flat and slips easily into a pocket." —Kara Stenberg

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four colors and as a set of two).

18. A ball of string lights perfect for transforming your bedroom into the coziest slice of heaven so you can go to bed fully relaxed and wake up feeling 100% reenergized.

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These lights are waterproof and stay cool due to the insulated copper wire. Huzzah for keeping them on for hours on end and not having to worry about them overheating. They can be easily bent to shape around whatever, and are plug-in (not battery operated).

Get a 33-foot strand from Amazon for $12.99.

19. A bottle of biotin that may help support healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Promising review: "I’ve been taking Biotin for a year now and have noticed a SIGNIFICANT change in how quickly my hair grows, its luster, and the length and thickness of my nails. My hairdresser has even noticed! I’ve also recently started bleaching my hair platinum again, and unlike last time when I was not taking Biotin, my super long hair still looks and feels healthy and isn’t breaking! My nails have gotten thick and healthy! They grow so quickly I have to have them done every other week. They look beautiful and I’ll never go another day without Biotin!" —JEN A.Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising review: "I’ve been taking Biotin for a year now and have noticed a SIGNIFICANT change in how quickly my hair grows, its luster, and the length and thickness of my nails. My hairdresser has even noticed! I’ve also recently started bleaching my hair platinum again, and unlike last time when I was not taking Biotin, my super long hair still looks and feels healthy and isn’t breaking! My nails have gotten thick and healthy! They grow so quickly I have to have them done every other week. They look beautiful and I’ll never go another day without Biotin!" —JEN A.

Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $10.99.

20. A dress you can wear during every season that'll make you look adorable with minimal effort. Just pair with a jean jacket in the fall, stockings in the winter, a light cardigan in the spring, and sandals in the summer.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight colors and sizes S—XL).

21. A set of five succulents for your apartment to add greenery that any *brown* thumb can keep alive.

I have multiple succulents in my apartment, and it makes me feel like a responsible adult when I feed and water them. They grow slowly, but seeing their progress makes me so happy! Plus they really do cozy up my decor. These succulents come planted in their pots (with soil), so you don't need to transplant them. Upon purchase, you'll also receive a helpful care instruction guide. Just a note, each succulent grows differently and types sent to you may differ than what's in the image above. They don't need to be watered a ton, so read up on each one before going wild with the water. I keep mine on my windowsill, and they do very well.Get them from Amazon for $15.99.
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I have multiple succulents in my apartment, and it makes me feel like a responsible adult when I feed and water them. They grow slowly, but seeing their progress makes me so happy! Plus they really do cozy up my decor. These succulents come planted in their pots (with soil), so you don't need to transplant them. Upon purchase, you'll also receive a helpful care instruction guide. Just a note, each succulent grows differently and types sent to you may differ than what's in the image above. They don't need to be watered a ton, so read up on each one before going wild with the water. I keep mine on my windowsill, and they do very well.

Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

22. And finally, a Rosie The Riveter enamel pin because you're someone who rolls up their sleeves to get stuff done. Never forget how strong and amazing you are.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Live every day like you should treat. yo. self.

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