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    35 Products That'll Easily Brighten Up Your Look Without Using Your Whole Paycheck

    Sometimes a swipe of highlighter or pulling on an emerald draped skirt can feel like a world of difference.

    1. A snazzy faux-croc bag that'll serve as the most delectable compliment bait. I should know. I own it and get compliments every time I carry it!

    purple baguette shaped bag with faux croc effect and a chain

    2. A jewelry-cleaning pen to remove debris and zhuzh up your dulled jewels in a mere few seconds.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen

    3. And speaking of sparkle, glitzy hair pins made for babes with curly natural hair — meaning they won't snag!!!

    4. A powerful snail repair cream made to brighten dull skin, add plumpness, and fade discoloration. The snail mucin extract is packed in hyaluronic acid (hydrates) and glycolic acid (stimulates collagen production) for some ~dramatic~ skincare results you can see and feel.

    before and after showing the cream reduced the reviewer's wrinkles and made their face look plumper

    5. A teeth-whitening pen as a much easier alternative to fooling with white strips. I use a similar one and can vouch that it's *so* user-friendly!

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

    6. A strapless romper that'll be a ~wild~ option you'll want to wear multiple times a week. And *I* wouldn't blame you. Animal print is always a good idea.

    reviewer wearing the leopard romper

    7. A six-pack of scarf scrunchies for a one-and-done task of putting up your hair and adding a glam touch even if you have to do some REAL math to figure out the last time you washed it.

    8. Or a 45-pack(!!!) of velvet scrunchies. They're on trend right now AND won't dent hair as much as other hair ties.

    9. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks can give you a zombie-like visage (time to FaceTime mom!) and then wow you with its effectiveness at making your skin look like a better version of itself.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

    10. A magnificent tiered dress that'll make you look like you paid an extra digit for it. But you and I know that's not the case. We shan't tell your nemesis.

    reviewer in the maxi four-tier dress

    11. Bright braided sandals you can basically rely on to dress up any ol' outfit you keep on repeat. (Hey, it's probably a great outfit!) Let these beauts do the talking for ya.

    model wearing flat sandals with chunky braided straps

    12. Cheerful crew socks that'll bring a smile to your face every time you wear them.

    13. Razzle dazzle door knockers to zhuzh up most anything, including that crumpled-up top you found on your floor before a video happy hour.

    square shape drop earrings covered in rhinestones

    14. A cruelty-free vitamin C serum that'll help brighten and soften your skin. *Plus* reviewers say it dramatically fades hyperpigmentation.

    15. A one-shoulder cutout top and high-rise bottom that'll help you soak up the late-summer sun and force onlookers to put on their shades...even if it's overcast.

    reviewer wearing pink bikini set

    16. A pretty printed scarf in dozens of designs you'll find dozens of ways to wear.

    17. A ~groovy~ abstract tote that'll be part of a look rather than the bag that just happens to help you haul your groceries home.

    tote bag in green, blue, and beige wavy pattern

    18. Polarized sunnies that, as you can see from the reviewer pics, look great on everyone! But they're cheap enough that you can wear them with abandon while you're living your glam life.

    19. A super-impactful highlighter (at a GREAT price) to help you get some banging shine for your buck.

    Black reviewer with visible gold highlighter on cheekbones

    20. Press-on nails that'll give you a gel-like mani in about five minutes. I can vouch because these are my hands, and I've used about five sets of them!

    21. Or some neon-accented fake nails that come with nail glue AND press-on strips so you can apply as you'd like.

    22. A draped wrap skirt for pairing with basically any plain top you've got. (Or NOT plain top!) It'll be a showstopper either way.

    reviewer wearing the green skirt

    23. A cute cross-body bag you can feel OK about taking on every single last errand. And if all those grocery store trips where you swore you didn't need a cart take a toll on this bag, replacing it won't be too painful.

    24. An Oregon Trail pin to constantly rep the iconic game that taught you all about dysentery. You may want to buy in bulk because your friends are for sure going to ask about it.

    hand holding a pin that looks like the 8-bit style of the Oregon Trail video game with "you have died of dysentery" on it

    25. A shirt with puff sleeves as a casual top that won't feel so casual.

    26. A science-themed eyeshadow palette called "Sodium Fine" (please tell me you get it) with major color payoff for all your beauty experiments.

    27. A ruffle-hem romper as a jealousy-inducing option if you're aiming for Main Character energy. (Of course you are.)

    reviewer wearing pink ruffle romper

    28. A color-depositing conditioner to give you a colorful transformation with some staying power. Psst, it's less messy than at-home box dyes and way cheaper than a salon visit. Just simply use this conditioner every time you wash your hair for even more vibrant color!

    29. Or a bottle of Fanola purple shampoo that'll strip your locks of any brassiness and bring it closer to the silvery blonde you intended.

    Reviewer before and after showing the shampoo took their hair from orange and brassy to cool and light blonde

    30. A silver holographic waist bag to help free up your hands and store all your essentials like your phone, hand sani, and five lip products you MUST bring with you every time you leave the house. I get it. I truly do.

    fanny pack in silver fabric

    31. A flared skirt you could wear with your go-to tanks now and get away with wearing with chunky sweaters and boots come fall. What's that? A photo op?

    32. A short-sleeve maxi dress with POCKETS that'll give you lots of room to contort your legs into the comfiest possible position while you catch up with your favorite YouTubers.

    Reviewer wearing blue dress

    33. A wave barrette or a claw clip to instantly upgrade a meh 'do.

    34. A pair of bike shorts (with color!) for giving the black bike shorts you've had on heavy rotation the past year a bit of a deserved break.

    35. Colorful espadrilles for some just plain FUN. Remember that?

    view down of colorful slipon espadrilles

    Note: Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.