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    11 Things You Should Splurge On This Month

    Trips across the Atlantic, pizza ovens, and a few other things you can treat yo' self to this month.

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    1. A programmable Instant Pot that can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautΓ©, yogurt maker, and food warmer to help you prepare a delicious dinner all those holiday dinner guests will love.

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    With nearly five stars and 22,000 reviews on Amazon, the Instant Pot's kinda high price is easily justifiable. People everywhere swear by the convenience, delicious recipes, and all-around awesomeness of this 7-in-1 pot. It's so popular, Williams-Sonoma offered classes where they shared their favorite tips, tricks, and recipes. (They even share how to make cheesecake in one β€” CHEESECAKE!!!!)

    Read our full review of the Instant Pot here, beginners tips here, recipes here, here, and vegetarian recipes here.

    Get it from Amazon for $70+. Available in three sizes.

    2. A high-quality moto jacket because it's the perfect fall layering piece and you'll probably wear it more than anything else in your closet.

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    Moto jackets are an absolute staple you'll wear over and over again and although you can splurge on a leather one, a faux-leather one can often be just as good! This Blank NYC jacket is quite literally named Life Changer, and it'll do just that. Designed with rugged gold zippers, soft faux-leather, and accredited with over 500 reviews and nearly five stars, this jacket will quickly become your favorite because it's just so damn great!

    Promising Review: "Need a moto jacket? Don't hesitate! This one is faux leather, but it's thick, (it'll actually keep you warm and function as a jacket!), flattering, and feels like the real deal! The texture makes it look real, and I love the gold hardware against the black. I'm 5'6", 118 lbs., with a 32B bust and I got the XS because I preferred more of a semi-fitted look." β€”Mich827

    Get it from Nordstrom for $98. Available in sizes XS-XL.

    3. A European vacation. Always wanted to frolic on the other side of the Atlantic? October is the best month to travel with tons of great deals on flights and lodging.

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    As the off-season is set to begin, prices to destinations across the Atlantic drop. October is the month to book a European adventure because it's still considered part of the travel season, destinations are prepared to entertain tourists but far fewer people are actually able to travel. You'll be more likely to find budget hotel room deals, cheap flights, and shorter lines at all the must-see tourist spots. Oh, and the weather tends to still be pretty good!

    Find flight deals on Airfare Watch Dog and Cheapflights.com. You can also explore super discounted travel packages on Groupon.

    4. A pair of designer jeans you can score a deal on and wear a million times over β€” making them worth the investment!

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    Jeans are a staple in anyone's wardrobe and October is the best time to stock up! Stores often have an excess of inventory left over from the back-to-school promotions. These jeans will get marked down and you'll be able to score your new favorite pants for a fraction of the price. These Paige high-waist ankle skinny jeans are the perfect jeans to transition through the seasons. Their classic shape, comfort, and color make it so that they fit better and last longer than all those $20 jeans you're rebuying every few months. They also have nearly five stars and over 300 reviews, making them one of the most popular pairs of designer jeans at Nordstrom.

    Promising Review: "Love, love, love these jeans! So comfortable and flattering. Hold their shape for hours. The waist is high β€” but not uncomfortable. I wish I could live in them!" β€”Mekesha

    Get them at Nordstrom for $127. Available in sizes 23-34.

    5. A super luxurious moisturizing cream to help your skin adapt to the changing seasons β€” keeping it hydrated and glowing.

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    As winter approaches and the weather begins to get colder, your skin's needs will change. It's important to keep hydrated during this transition period with a rich, lightweight moisturizer that'll help give you the soft, smooth, and lustrous skin of your dreams. Tatcha's The Silk Cream creates a moisture-binding layer on your skin while helping restore a healthy-looking glow. It's made with a unique recipe of anti-aging Japanese superfoods like green tea, rice, algae, and Akoya pearl extract that'll help give your skin a firmer more supple feel, and a healthy-looking glow.

    Promising Review: "This is worth every single penny and I would buy it no matter what! My skin has never ever felt so soft, and I've used super fancy creams before! The packaging is adorable, and unlike most expensive moisturizers, there's a holder on the lid to keep the spatula on the container, (no more spatulas lost to the world). The price is up there, but I'm getting another one before I run out!" β€”EmiAUH

    Get it from Sephora for $120.

    6. A digital camera, because you'll likely get a better deal now than during the holidays β€” making it the perfect time to shoot those professional AF PSL Instagram pics.

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    New models of fancy-ass cameras tend to get released in the late fall, just in time for everyone's holiday shopping lists. That means that all those still-really-fancy-but-not-the-newest-cameras go on sale. Sometimes you'll find awesome discounts and sometimes you'll find package deals that include things like telephoto lenses, high-tech camera bags, and all the materials you need to become the next Annie Leibovitz.

    Promising Review: "I ordered this camera for my wife and our yet-to-be-born-baby. The good reviews are true! It's a very nice camera for the price, and easy to use for a beginning photographer. It takes great shots with many different settings and comes with everything you need. My wife already loves it! πŸ˜„πŸ‘" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get this Nikon COOLPIX L340 Digital Camera with 28x zoom, full HD video, international adapter, four AA batteries and charger, a 32GB DLX accessory kit, HeroFiber cleaning cloth, and much more from Amazon for $266.

    7. A Nest learning thermostat with energy-saving indicators so you can save money on your heating bill as the temperature gets colder.

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    As temperatures begin to drop, it's not surprising your heating bill goes up. Trying to find the perfect balance of warm, comfortable, and not having your dad yell at you for even thinking of going near the thermostat is a very delicate dance. With Nest, you don't have to worry about any of that! As the first thermostat to receive an Energy Star from the EPA, it learns the temperatures you like and programs itself, turns itself down when nobody's home, stores your energy history so you can see how much you use and why, connects to Wi-Fi so you can control the temperature from your computer or phone, lights up to show you the time, temperature, and outside weather, and works with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. The only thing it doesn't seem to do is make you breakfast!

    Promising Review: "Love my Nest! Installation was very simple, and it's been working great. Our first week, (when it 'learned' our habits), fell during a transition week in the fall when we alternated between the AC and the heat. The system was still able to put together a fairly good pattern for us. The app is also very easy to use." β€”MDS

    Get it from Amazon for $248.

    8. A dry texturizing spray to build volume and texture that'll last for days β€” giving you just a few more minutes curled up in your warm bed on those chilly fall mornings.

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    Using patented polymers to absorb oils, Oribe's Dry Texturizing spray acts as the perfect invisible dry hairspray that'll help you get the most of your blowout.

    Promising Review: "It's a hairspray, texturizer, and dry shampoo. It smells delicious and expensive. It's a bit more of a flexible hold, in that you can move your hair into a style and it will stay but won't look and feel crunchy." β€”TheOtherLaura

    Get it from Amazon for $46.

    9. An Amazon Prime membership so you can start your holiday shopping early, (or on time, depending on who you ask), and get everyone exactly what they want β€” with free shipping.

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    Having a Prime membership is amazing all year, but it's especially great during the holiday season when stores are packed, shipping is expensive, and you're like me and wait until the last possible second. Prime members get tons of exclusive deals, merchandise, two-day shipping options, and so much more! Explore just some of the perks you can get with Prime here.

    Get a one-year membership from Amazon for $99.

    10. A gorgeous, just-launched, (and probably going to sell out fast), eyeshadow palette filled with super pigmented and vivid colors so you can create an eye-catching dramatic look.

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    Pat McGrath β€” the world famous makeup artist who's worked for brands like Dior and Givenchy, and every supermodel ever β€” has curated a dramatic palette of 10 richly pigmented and velvety colors that glide on smoothly, transition seamlessly, blend easily, and that are totally buildable to help you create attention-grabbing looks. And the best part β€” every eyeshadow is a cream-infused powder that is light-reflective so that it sparkles perfectly without being too glittery.

    Get it from Sephora for $125.

    11. And a rotating pizza oven because it's National Pizza Month and you don't need a reason to spend all your dough on something that'll make you oven-fresh pizza whenever you want!

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    The Presto Pizzazz Plus is the countertop pizza oven you never knew you needed. Its continuously rotating tray makes sure your fave frozen (or fresh) pizza gets baked evenly while baking it from both sides, (but also lets you select just the top or bottom heaters). It also has an auto-shutoff and non-stick baking pan, and saves you a ton on your energy bill because it uses 60% less energy than your oven.

    Promising Review: "I was somewhat bewildered by the great reviews. The design just didn't look like it would cook a pizza very well. But I thought 'what the heck!' We were remodeling our kitchen and my husband likes to put his pizza on the oven rack. That was not going to happen with my new oven! So I bought this as a 'Father's Day Gift.' (Ha! He saw right through that plan.) But it's been great. Lifesaver during remodeling. We could still eat pizza. Not a whole lot different than using a regular oven. Tray comes off for easy cleaning and storage." β€”Lakeway Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $50.

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