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    25 Things That'll Help You Live Luxuriously On A Budget

    Low balance alert but make it fashion.

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    1. A massage ball that'll help you destress after work. (Just a tad cheaper than booking massage appointments every day, I'd say.),

    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family." —Mifflinpartyof2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

    2. A BuzzFeed Reviews–approved bidet, because using toilet paper in the year 2019 is honestly kinda shitty!

    Promising review: "The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in blue/white and white).

    Check out our picks for the best toilet paper at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews. (This is our pick for the $$$ category, even though, no, it is not technically TP.)

    3. A color-changing glass humidifier/diffuser that'll really come alive at night.

    Promising review: "I've been using it in a bedroom and it effectively fills the whole room with aroma. The cover is actually glass, which I was really impressed by. The base and interior are a hard plastic. The buttons are conveniently located at the front and the cord was surprisingly long, which is nice when outlet space is at a premium. But the most impressive thing about this diffuser is how cool it is in the dark. My kids exclaimed that it's like watching fireworks! We are all really enjoying it. I also love that Aroma Outfitters is a family business located here in the states. They stand behind this diffuser with a two-year warranty, which I've never seen before, so you really can't go wrong. Tonight as our family was sitting around watching the diffuser my husband said it's the best diffuser we've ever had! We're all big fans!!" —The Gales

    Get it from Amazon for $39.75 (available in four styles).

    4. A 3-in-1 serum (Ferulic Acid + Vitamins C and E) formulated to do it all: tone, refine, brighten, and hydrate! Plus: It's fragrance-free and perfect for people with sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "This serum is thin but covers effortlessly and sinks into the skin quickly. It feels very nourishing but in no way sticky or heavy. I've used a lot of great serums with this kind of dropper applicator, but they almost always feel sticky and gross — this one doesn't, so well done, Amazon. There are similar products for $165+ which someone would be crazy to purchase over this!" —Victoria Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.

    Check out our full write-up on Amazon's new skincare line, Belei.

    5. A chic mini countertop garbage can that'll make even your waste feel like it's living its best life.

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in brushed stainless steel and rose gold).

    6. A luxurious foam spa pillow with seven suction cups that cling to your tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed orthopedic support when you're kicking back.

    Promising review: "This bath pillow is wonderful! I had the blow-up terry pillow and ditched it for this, and I am so glad I did. This pillow is extremely comfortable and the best pillow I have ever tried. It looks as though it would attach easily to any tub. My tub is curved, and there was no problem with it conforming to my tub. It stays put with no slippage. The suction cups hold very well." —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Check out our full write-up on the Gorilla Spa Bath Pillow.

    7. An "illusionist mirror" incense burner to set the mood.

    Get it from West Elm for $9.99 (originally $19; get an extra 25% off with code SPRING at checkout).

    8. A wooden phone dock for a classy upgrade to your desk setup at work.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in black walnut and white birch).

    9. Snail hydrogel eye patches that'll inch their way into your grooming regimen.

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    Check out our full review of the Gold and Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch (#3). TL;DR: Our reviewer felt quite luxurious and puff-free.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.73 (for 60 patches).

    10. A pair of Anker Soundcore Spaces active noise cancelling headphones, our pick for the best budget category — they're not Bose, but damn, do they work well.

    Promising review: “I just bought these basically on the strength of Anker's reputation as a company that produces electronics worth about twice what you pay for them. And so far, I'm not disappointed. I've been tempted by over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones for a while, and sort of flirting with either Bose QC35, Beats Studio, or Sony WH100MX2. The problem, of course, is that the sticker price for all of those is like $350, even though you can usually get the Sony and Beats for less — which is a lot to pay for 'I've been tempted by this.' A hundred bucks, on the other a hundred bucks. I'll spend a hundred bucks on something I'm not sure I'll like. But I like it! And I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose/Beats/Sony. I got all I want from these, for a third of the price.” —Paul Gowder

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    These were our budget pick for the best noise cancelling headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. A pack of reusable glass straws so you can say, "new year, new sea turtle ally (me)."

    Promising review: "The straws are so great! My son tested their durability unintentionally by dropping it from various heights over a concrete floor at a restaurant last week, and they just bounced right off. I carry them around in my purse, have them in my car, and generally test their durability daily without issue. I've had them for around a month and use them daily. They are super pretty (I got the mixed pack and really like each color). They also have a great mouth feel. I was using metal straws, but I worried that my toddler son would accidentally jam it into his mouth when trying to drink — the glass straws are lighter and smoother, and with the multi-color, we each have our own to be in charge of when at a restaurant. That way they don't get left behind. The little brushes are great and they give you TWO, so if you're like me and misplace things frequently, you have a back up. Highly recommend these." —Nikko

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (for a six-pack and two brushes).

    12. A coconut lip scrub that'll leave you with incredibly soft and moisturized lips.

    Vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven't felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. If you are someone who doesn't want (or doesn't have the resources) to make a homemade scrub then — coming from a current college student who definitely doesn't have the resources or time to make their own — get this and it will be worth it!!" —Shaneil

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    13. A rechargeable electric lighter that requires no flame, making it also windproof and a whole lot easier to use outside.

    Promising review: "Looks cool...but most importantly, it works. It's absolutely windproof. And the charge it lets out is (or looks like) awesome purplish zap. It's easy to charge. This would be a great survival device — you could start a lot fires on one charge. The only thing I had to get used to was not having a flame. If you're using this for cigarettes, you have to push the cigarette into the arch and move it around a little bit. After you get over that curve, it's amazing." —Ronald E. Mahler

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A cozy fleece bath robe you can wear while you try to remember what the sun felt like.

    Promising review: "I bought this robe for my wife because she is always cold in the mornings and night, and she absolutely loves it! Looks and feels like you could only get through a five-star spa stay! She says that it is very comfortable and warm and also makes her feel like a millionaire! If you are looking for a robe, this is a must-buy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in S-XL and in 28 colors).

    15. A dry shampoo that'll absorb all the oil at your roots and give you that nice, textured, "nope I definitely didn't wake up 15 minutes ago" look. (Oh, and you can feel extra rested thanks to that extra time you bought by not washing your hair).


    Get it from Amazon for $8.01.

    FYI, this is our budget pick for the best dry shampoo at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. A microfiber dish-drying mat with a marble design you'll love with every microfiber of your being.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    17. A luxe lacquer vanity mirror, because you're so vain I bet you'll think this post is about you.

    Get it from West Elm for $24.

    18. A modern hourglass accent stool you can use to store your stray magazines or electronics.

    Promising review: "I was shopping around for a couple of months trying to find auxiliary seating and storage for my stylish but tiny space. There are many similar options on the market for sculptural, multipurpose pieces. At this price, I figured I'd take a chance, and I'm glad I did. These are lightweight AND sturdy. The texture matches my Panton S Chairs in matte white. This definitely looks more expensive than it is. The hidden storage may be lovely, but I'm not really 'storing' anything in there, except some linens and a bag of marbles to add weight." —M Roy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $31.94+ (available in white, red, orange, and green).

    19. A pack of backseat headrest hangers to hold all the bags and miscellaneous items that wind up rolling around on your car floor. Wow....royalty.

    Promising review: "I purchased these so my purse would not tumble off the car seat and so I can hang plastic bags that hold my groceries. I have one facing forward and one facing backwards. I hang my purse on the forward facing one and hang bags on the rear-facing one. They worked great." —Mattie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (for a pair; available in beige and black).

    20. And an overnight cold-brew filter bottle that has no right to look this good.

    Promising review: "Very satisfied with the purchase. I use it for cold-brew green tea. It definitely makes drinking cold tea easier because it's more accessible. I recommend it and think it would be a lovely gift for tea lovers." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.81+ (available in 300ml or 750ml and in olive green, red, black, and white).

    21. A pack of gold (foil-gold, guys) playing cards for adding some sparkle to your next poker tournament.

    Promising review: "These cards are very durable and unlike the paper cards, they don't rip, tear, or fade. Will never purchase paper cards ever again!" —Andy C

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    22. A 100% polyester satin pillow cover that'll eliminate bedhead and also, importantly, look classy as hell on your bed.

    Promising reviews: "Best pillow case ever!! It feels so nice. stays cool, which is a need for me, I have a hot head! And it keeps my super curly hair from frizzing." —Lindsay Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    23. A pair of acacia wood salad utensils to serve some sophistication (as well as salad).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A pair of everyday sneakers, in case you feel like treating yourself to some crisp, white footwear without breaking the bank.


    Get a pair from Asos for $24+ (available in women's size 5-11; men's version currently sold out)

    These were our budget pick for the best casual everyday sneakers at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    25. And a catchall that is, maybe a little too on-the-nose "affordable luxury," if we're being honest.

    Get it from West Elm for $23 (originally $29).

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