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    35 Things Under $10 That'll Help You Look Pulled Together

    No one is gonna recognize the new, not-hot-mess, you!

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    1. A roll of fashion tape to make sure the only nip slips you experience are the ones you plan β€” plus it's also great for closing that chest gap in your button-ups.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Fantastic product!! I purchased this to use on a low-cut evening gown. I taped the neckline down to my skin and danced the night away for hours with no issues! The dress looked great, I was comfortable, and did not have to worry about flashing anyone due to a wardrobe malfunction. I would HIGHLY recommend." β€”FL Runner

    Get a 20-foot roll from Amazon for $5.

    2. A pack of pimple patches just in case a giant-ass mountain decides to develop on your face right before your next big anything.

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    Promising review: "The most incredible thing I have ever discovered. Yes, they work. You're probably sitting at home and you don’t believe me. Yes, I was you. But they simply do! I put a patch on a zit (I get whiteheads) even when they are under my skin. It sucks all the gunk out. No scars. No picking. These are little miracles and I will never be without them. Spend five dollars. It is the best money you will ever spend on your face." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.97.

    3. A statement layering piece, because some days are T-shirt-and-jeans days that just need a little help.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this! Hands down my favorite item for the summer. The fabric is lightweight, so it doesn't feel like you are adding another layer to your attire but rather adding an element of drama and fun. This will elevate the simplest outfit and makes for a great transition from day to night. I purchased a 3X, but could def go down a size (as echoed by other reviews). This is def a must have." β€”Miami4Life

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S-5X and in 23 prints).

    4. A translucent setting powder for a lightweight way to keep your makeup in place.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. Other reviewers are right, it does have an old lady/baby powder smell but it doesn't bother me very much. Once you've applied it to your face the smell disappears. I recommend it to all of my friends!" β€”Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in six shades).

    5. A simple body-con midi dress that's so easy to dress up, down, or any way you want.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great dress for the price. The fit was pretty much as expected. I’m a size 14-16 and I ordered an XXL. You do need to wear good undergarments with this because the material is thin! I do plan to purchase more in different colors." β€”Shannan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    6. A very awesome detangling brush you can use to tame your locks β€” I mean, if it's good enough for that pup, I'm sold.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let me preface this by saying that I know I'm a crazy dog lady. Yeah. I actually bought this brush for my dogs. I have spaniels. A cavalier and a cocker. This brush is a LIFESAVER! My cocker's hair is curly, thick, and prone to matting. This brush easily tackles her coat without pain. My cavalier has fine hair that also mats. Oh man. She is so much happier with this brush because demoting can be painful. I usually just end up cutting the mats out. No more! So yes, great for dogs! I also bought one for myself ." β€”Kyndal

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. A sparkling pair of statement earrings to add a pop of color, even when you're feeling like a head-to-toe gray look on the inside.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super pretty! They are a little bigger than I expected but not in a bad way. They provide lots of glam. I sell makeup and these are so cute for vendor shows!" β€”Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30+ (available in red, pink, and black).

    8. A set of concealing blemish and undereye correctors so you always have perfect skin, even when you don't.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a professional makeup artist so I deal with hundreds of different products on a regular basis and I have to admit the coverage on these pleasantly surprised me. These were quite opaque and pigmented. I used the orange corrector for my dark circles and the green for blemishes in the photo. Such good coverage with an even better price. Definitely staying in my kit." β€”Salvatore J Finocchiaro

    Get the pack of three from Amazon for $9.90.

    9. A sturdy little fuzz remover to make sure your favorite sweater doesn't look like you hate it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My husband left a tissue in the pocket of his washable wool/poly blend trousers, and it created a horrible pilled mess all over the pants, from waist to hem, when they were washed. This little shaver cost a mere fraction of those trousers, and it cleaned up the entire mess. Instructions were easy to read and follow." β€”Alexmom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.76.

    10. A classic cotton button-up you'll look totally polished in and can use for nearly any event in your life β€” work, going out, errands...the list goes on and on and it all depends on how you style it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This shirt definitely fits as expected. I am 140 lbs, 5'4", and I usually wear a medium. I took a risk since so many people said they run small, but it fits perfectly β€” don't listen to the reviews saying otherwise! I even have a large chest, which can be an issue, but there's no pulling in the chest area. Quality material and very comfortable." β€”Alanna Edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors).

    11. A bold lipstick for those mornings when you just can't even pretend you're going to make time for a full face of makeup.

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    Promising review: "Everyone should own this color. It is the perfect daytime orange-red. I have medium skin tone with warm undertones and thought it would look too bright on me but it looks perfect. Even my grandma complimented the color when she saw it on me! It stays on pretty well as long as you're not eating or drinking something. I also own Creeper and was hesitant to get another red but this one is so different it's worth it. I love it!!" β€”F

    Get it from Colour Pop for $7.

    12. A holy-grail dry shampoo so it can seem like you've washed your hair more than once in the last two weeks.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dry shampoo is A-MAZ-ING! I only wash my hair about two days a week now and it always looks great thanks to this dry shampoo." β€”D Paige

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in 32 scents).

    13. A sleek watch, because nothing says "I am on top of my shit" more than showing up on time.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very nice! The watch works and you can adjust the time. Looks very minimalistic and simple." β€”Lila

    Get it from Amazon for $2.29+.

    14. A multi-pocketed handbag organizer to help you keep your purse from turning into a black pit of despair.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love how my purse looks more organized. I had a whole bunch of bags, as you can see in the picture, but now it's all contained and with easy access." β€”FCM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S-L and in 30 colors).

    15. A pack of blotting papers so you can take the "mess" out of "hot mess."

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they're lifesavers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try β€” completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use." β€”Kelsey

    Get a 100-sheet pack from Amazon for $6.60 (available in seven scents).

    16. A really great waterproof eyeliner, because that smudged eye-makeup look is not ideal.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed to find a new eyeliner that stayed all day even through my hard workouts. Sometimes I get a midday workout in and don't have enough time to shower and reapply makeup, so I usually just shower. Since this one was the right price and had good reviews I thought why not? I tested it out today and was really surprised. Most eyeliners I wear are gone by 3 or 4 p.m. or at the very least shot after my workout. This eyeliner stayed on! I will def buy again. The only liner that stays." β€”Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in black and brown).

    17. A simple, fresh, and clean cotton T-shirt β€” I'm telling you, nothing is is more refreshing than a crisp tee styled with your favorite pieces.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm 5'8 and usually a size 14-16 (1X) top and this 2X shirt was just loose enough to be casual without being baggy. I purchased both black and white as basic staples for my wardrobe. These are great for pairing with shorter jackets, jeans, or skirts and also for layering. The white tee is not sheer if worn with a skin-colored bra, and even paired with a black bra, the outline is just barely visible. These tees are cut straight up and down and fit basically like a men's undershirt, so if you are looking for something that is more of a boxy fit, this is ideal, but not if you want a shirt that's tapered at the waist." β€”MahNaz

    Get it from Amazon for $3.20+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 14 colors).

    18. A leather belt that will, quite literally, pull your look together.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Really nice, the leather is very good quality, and the length is just as described. I receive so many compliments when I wear this belt over a scarf, looks chic!" β€”hiz96

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in sizes 26"-35" and in 11 colors).

    19. A piece of minimalistic jewelry you can layer over whatever you're wearing to look like you put in some effort.

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    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.90.

    20. A sturdy curling iron, because messy hair? You should 100% care. Unless you don't want to β€” then just follow your heart.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "For $10 this little curler does the trick. People always ask me if I use some expensive wand for my curls. But no, it's just this simple curling iron! You can go big or small with this, depending on how much you brush the curl out. Heats up quickly and doesn't damage my fine hair." β€”Liz G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    21. A pair of sunnies for help hiding those I-stayed-out-all-night under-eye bags.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These sunglasses are absolutely stunning off and on. I really like the style of the frame and detail. Best yet they are lightweight so you don’t feel like you have anything sitting on the bridge of your nose. I’m in Southern Cali where the sun is bright and the protection for the eyes was perfect. As a bonus, you get a hard and soft sleeve to carry and protect the sunglasses. I highly recommend these!" β€”Katy B.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in rose gold and black).

    22. A retractable eyebrow pencil to help frame your face in the best possible way.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The best pencil I've ever used. It's retractable, which is amazing, doesn't need to be sharpened, is very beginner-friendly, and the color is perfect. Taking tiny strokes that fill in the spaces between your hairs produces very natural looking results. I outline after filling in the strokes. Stays put and doesn't melt. Matte finish with a hint of shine. No complaints." β€”N. McNeil II

    Get it from Amazon for $1.98 (available in five colors).

    23. An elegant scarf that'll help elevate your denim-jacket style.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It is just WOW! It looks expensive until someone touches the fabric. Love the print. It is just like in the picture." β€”F. Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $3.15 (available in nine colors).

    24. A very pigmented blush to cover up that "I'm dead inside" feeling with a nice and subtle radiant glow.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Still my favorite blush years later. Looks so natural and pretty with its glowy finish. It wears off eventually but that’s to be expected, especially since I don’t wear foundation. I reach for it EVERY time I want to wear blush." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. A comfy dress so you can throw on a pretty outfit for wherever you're going.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow! This dress fit as pictured and looks amazing on. The fabric is slightly stretchy but form-fitting and bust is very attractive. Great summer dress!" β€”Cheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in six prints).

    26. A set of stain-removing Tide To-Go pens β€” you know why! You know damn well why.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." β€”NAD

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.45.

    27. A pair of bright flats to turn an all-black outfit into a statement look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Cute shoes, very comfortable, and perfect fit. It's a very pale pink β€” not exactly what we thought. My daughter will keep them though, she can't wear with the originally planned dress because of the color. She's very happy to have this pair of shoes." β€”A H J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 45 colors).

    28. A two-in-one pumice stone, because your feet should not look like they've just walked through the desert for the last 40 days and 40 nights.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Loved this pumice stone! Used them the past couple of days in a row and I can already see and feel a difference in my feet! Love how there are two sides for a rougher scrub and then a smoother side to buff!" β€”Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A very versatile pencil skirt you can take from a day at work to a night out on the town.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "For the price, I'd buy this twice! I am 180 lbs., 5'6", and I bought a large. It fits perfectly. The skirt fits properly and I will be wearing it to work." β€”Kesha Sealys

    Get it from Amazon for $7.81 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 36 colors).

    30. A pack of nail polish–removing pads so your chipped nail polish doesn't become the center of attention.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are handy little nail polish remover wipes that will be convenient when traveling. They breeze through removing two coats of OPI Nail Envy. The first time I tried them I had a traditional manicure with a gel-like top coat. I had to use a new wipe for every nail (10 total wipes) and really had to put some muscle into getting the polish off. I used them again today with just two coats of OPI's Nail Envy and only had to use two wipes total with minimal effort. So the type of polish you use will determine how many wipes you need and how hard you have to scrub. They smell ok, nothing harsh or unpleasant. I'd recommend these for convenience, emergencies, or traveling." β€”Justpeachy85

    Get six boxes of 32 pads from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. And a manicure set, because a well-maintained set of nails never hurts when you're trying to hide that you're secretly a disaster zone.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! No need to drop a ton of money when this kit has everything you need. My toes look amazing. And if you have never used a polishing block, you're missing out!" β€”Leah Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    32. A pair of sterling silver hoop earrings. Forget everything you know about how versatile stud earrings are and commit yourself to the hoop β€” I promise you will not regret it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful sterling silver hoops, my favorite type of earring!! I purchased the 60 mm earrings, which are nice and big β€” I prefer larger hoops. And they are nice and light so they don't pull on your earlobe. I would recommend these earrings to anyone who loves hoops and I would absolutely purchase from this seller again." β€”Lucia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in five sizes).

    33. A ceramic flat iron, because sometimes you just need a little help getting your mane to look like it doesn't have a family of birds living in it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a good straightener for the price. It heats up fast, doesn't get too hot on the outside, and straightens hair. The size is perfect as well β€” it doesn't clutter my counter but it's still big enough to get the job done." β€”Megan Bryant

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    34. A color-changing aloe lipstick capable of making your pout look like you woke up like that.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product makes your lips so soft and doesn't have an irritating smell. I usually can't wear lipsticks because the smell drives me nuts, or it makes my lips feel gross. But this feels like Chapstick, with a slight pinkish tint. Perfect for people who want a touch of color to their lip balm." β€”AGilmore

    Get it from Amazon for $1.95.

    35. And a well-fitted blazer to add an elegant layer to your T-shirt-and-jeans look.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I normally wear a small but had to get a large. It's a great little jacket β€” love the patches on the elbow! It's a very inexpensive price, so don't expect perfect quality, but it is fully lined. It's a great value either way. It's exactly as pictured and I look forward to wearing it to work. It can be worn with jeans or even dressed up a bit for the office." β€”themabrys

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL).

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