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    Updated on Feb 25, 2020. Posted on Feb 20, 2020

    30 Surprisingly Cheap Things That'll Make You Feel Like You're Living In The Lap Of Luxury

    Like ordering sushi for yourself on a Tuesday night, except you won't inhale this stuff immediately.

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    1. Micellar cleansing water face wash to ~gently~ remove stubborn long-wearing makeup without tons of scrubbing. It's wildly effective and will look preeeetty preeeeetty good sitting on your bathroom counter.

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    Promising review: "I have heard amazing things about using micellar water, so I wanted to give it a try and very happy I did — this stuff is amazing! It did a great job removing makeup off my face, even hard-to-remove waterproof mascara. It also made my face feel silky smooth and soft. I haven't tried any other brands of micellar water, so I don't have anything to compare this too, but I would definitely purchase this again." —Tracy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (and get the micellar cleansing water for $5.99, which has been in constant rotation in my beauty routine since it came out a few years ago. AND it won as the budget pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!)

    2. Silky PJs that'll be perfect for anyone who sleeps hot but still wants to look fancy.

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    I own these in the Geometric Print Navy (which has some limited sizing now) and felt a bit better and pulled-together when I was home for the better part of a week sick with a terrible cold. I found the size Large to be true to size and have been mulling over getting a set in every single pattern. Go ahead, convince me to buy 'em in the comments.

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 patterns).

    3. A faux-sheepskin rug you can throw on your ugliest armchair and turn into your throne where you'll wield the most important of decisions, like which series to binge-watch this weekend.

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    Have you seen the new Curb? Time to discuss!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

    4. Lighted curtains that'll layer well with sheer curtains to make it feel like you're living in an extremely tasteful light show.

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    Get them from Amazon: 300 LED light curtain for $17.99 and sheer curtains for $12.99+ (available in several colors and lengths)

    5. A velvet cami as a fancy as hell way to drape yourself in the lush fabric when your friends drag you outdoors and you break out your moto jacket. Throw it under a blazer. Or just use it as some loungewear. Talk about versatility.

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    Promising review: "I've been seeing a lot of velvet tops around stores this winter, but most seemed too expensive for what they are. Then I found this top and decided to take a chance on it. I purchased the pink one and it looked and fit exactly as expected and looks much more expensive than it actually is. For reference, I ordered the small and i'm 5' 4", 120 lbs w a small chest and it fit perfectly." —Anya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 12 colors).

    6. And super similar velvet PJs because even binge-watching weekends on the couch are reason enough for some tactile luxury.

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    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 20 colors)

    7. Glitzy hoop earrings with a velvet accent that'll look like you got 'em from an up-and-coming local designer.

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    Get them from Nordstrom for $14.98.

    8. A trio of contoured eye masks to let you flutter your lashes as you awaken from a five-hour nap in your fortress of solitude, aka your dorm room where your roommate is *always* studying with the lights on.

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    Get three from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. Chic (but warm!) house slippers – they might have you feeling like someone who has nowhere to go but lunch while you shuffle around the house packing everyone's lunch at 6:17 a.m.

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    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in ).

    10. A candle wick trimmer that'll pair perfectly with that luxury candle you, tbh, probably paid way more for than you should have. OR to complement that dollar store candle you diligently peeled the label from for a luxe look.

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    It's all about ~presentation~.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A gorgeous maxi dress to help cover all your bases, whether you need to just look presentable at work or host your third cousin's baby shower you got forced into a week ago. You can do anything while wearing jewel tones!

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    Promising review: "This red dress is thick yet has a beautiful drape to it. The sleeves are lantern-shaped and have a cute ruffle detail on the edge. The pintucks in the front and back are placed in the perfect spot to accentuate the waist. The dress fits like a glove. It is a bit longer on me than the model (I am 5'2" for reference). A perfect dress for Valentine's Day or the holidays!" —ruth maldonado

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and in 12 colors).

    12. An overnight lip mask you can keep on your bedside table and smear on your lips once you're already tucked into bed where you're nice and toasty. (I do that with my pricier fave lip mask as a bedtime ritual.)

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    Promising review: "I am s.h.o.c.k.e.d. at how well this little lip mask works! I'm currently taking Accutane — which dries out your entire body, especially the lips — and I used this last night right after I scrubbed the dead skin off in the shower and it's still on this morning and my lips are buttery soft! It has a beautiful citrus-y scent. THIS IS A HOLY GRAIL." —Robin Maahs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    13. A color-changing humidifier/diffuser to pair with some ~calming~ essential oils (ahem, lavender) that'll make your room smell like paradise and get you in the mood for Zzzzzzzs. Or just set the mood for a reading sesh.

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    Promising review (for the diffuser): "I loved this product! As you can see the light button has rubbed off a bit because I use it so much! It has all colors of the rainbow, it goes for 11 hours, is easy to clean, and it looks great. Other diffusers I just couldn’t say the same about. The only thing that I do have to warn is that you need to be careful about the oils you put in it or it can be ruined (from experience). This has lasted me sooo long and I am going to buy again! My sister bought first then I did she was bummed when hers no longer worked (from the bad oils)! Definitely recommend!!" —Happy Mom of 3

    Get them from Amazon: diffuser for $15.99+ (available in four colors) and eight essential oils for $14.95

    14. A butt sheet mask that'll force you to park it awhile so it can works its moisturizing magic. This'll do 'til you can scrape together the funds to have someone exfoliate you from head to toe.

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    Promising review: "Oh my gosh. I’m obsessed. Bought this on a whim because I love face masks. My butt has never felt so good." —Kaitlyn Hensler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four types).

    15. And speaking of exfoliation, these exfoliating K-beauty washcloths to deliver the OUCH factor that pays off with the AHH of buttery smooth skin afterward.

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    Remember that scene in the WONDERFUL film Always Be My Maybe when Marcus and his dad are getting scrubbed down? Yeah, like that. I use these and I won't lie to you. They are ROUGH but the exfoliating payoff is worth it IMO. Pain is beauty! OK it doesn't have to be, but it is in this case.

    Get four from Amazon for $6.20+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A faux-Sherpa throw blanket for a glam look actually just thrown on your couch, unlike that novelty fleece blanket your Secret Santa gave you last year. Which is warm! But chic? Eh.

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    Promising review: "I never want to use another blanket! It is SO soft and SO comfy. Perfect for snuggling up to read a book on a cold day. Although, I see myself turning the heat down/air up just so I can use this blanket! I will definitely be ordering more as these would make great gifts!" —Anna Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four sizes and 20 colors).

    17. A deck of gold cards to joke about playing with Benjamins 'til you can do that IRL at your next poker night. OR go with some matte black ones to match your goth-leaning ways.

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    Goths can be luxurious too!!

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in gold or black).

    18. A memory foam pillow that'll transform your designated spot on the couch into an even more alluring place to sink into for a few hours.

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    I bought one for each of my parents for Christmas after reading my coworker's story about stuff for people who never leave the couch. It is squishy but supportive and wide enough to fit across the full width of a recliner chair. And now I'm wondering why I haven't yet purchased one for MY fave spot on my couch.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.87.

    19. Or a super comfy seat cushion in case you log lots of hours sitting in a subpar desk chair, driving, or just experience back pain.

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    Promising review: "I just drove 1,300 miles from New York to Florida and your cushion made all the difference. My anticipated pain was reduced by 80%; no sciatica or excessive lower back pain. Great product!!" —Sondra's Dad

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    20. A purr-fect coffee spoon for posting up on the side of your mug once you've mixed in all the good stuff for your at-home coffee. Now you're truly living in the lap of luxury from your couch.

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    Get it from Amazon for $1.59.

    21. An ice roller to help de-puff your eyes in the morning or just to feel oh-so-nice when you're tired or have a migraine. A facial isn't happening today, but this'll feel soothing and help tighten things up a bit.

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    Promising review: "I use this whenever I feel tired, and always after I’ve cleansed my face. I use rubbing alcohol to clean it after use and then put it back in the freezer in its own ziplock. I notice it’s helped with the redness in my face and it also helped when I’ve had migraines. It starts behind my eye so I roll it over whichever side of my head is in pain and it seems to help." —maihiro

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight color combos).

    22. A crystal decanter set you can empty your mid-shelf liquor with the ugly label into for a look that's way more refined than your palate. Even if your "bar cart" is really just half of a shelf on your bookshelf. We've all gotta start somewhere.

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    Get the decanter and six glasses from Amazon for $28.99.

    23. Glitzy hair clips that'll turn your rat's nest of three-day-dirty hair into an ethereal lewk.

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    Promising review: "These are so cute I can’t stand it. The smaller two pins really hold my hair in place, while the larger branch is a gorgeous decoration. For a big day or elaborate updo, it’d probably be a good idea to supplement with regular bobby pins just for peace of mind. I got them in gold, but these barrettes are so fun that I’m considering getting them in every finish available. Very pretty and not at all cheap-looking, considering the very affordable price." —P. S. Crane

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $8.99 (available in gold and silver).

    24. A faux-fur collar you can use to zhuzh up your go-to winter jacket, wear like a shrug with a cocktail dress, or warm up your four-legged BFF. Regardless of how you use it, it's gonna be like incredibly glam.

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    Get it from Amazon for $12.62+ (available in two sizes and 20 colors).

    25. Velvet hair scrunchies primed to secure your dirty hair or really amp up that faux-Sherpa jacket into full VSCO girl mode.

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    Promising review: "I have to say that I just about jumped for joy when scrunchies came back in style. I have super slippery hair (straight and healthy, so nothing stays in place). I opted for velvet over satin to help combat this and it worked! They stay in well, keep their shape, and look lovely. What a fantastic value!" —honeybee fairy

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. Razzle dazzle door knockers that'll zhuzh up most anything for a more expensive look... even that wrinkled band T-shirt you picked up off the floor. Someone may just ask you if you got it from that WAY overpriced vintage store in your neighborhood.

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    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors).

    27. A 12-pack of under-eye gel masks fit for a pampering sesh that'll perk up your dark circles — even if it's when you're chugging coffee while answering work emails at the crack of freaking dawn.

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    Promising review: "These work like a dream. I use them in the morning while having my cup of coffee and they instantly make me appear more wide awake and less puffy. They're comfortable to wear on the face, don't slip and slide everywhere, and stay where you place them. I can hardly even tell I have them on — they're lightweight and very soothing on the skin. They have this great cooling effect to them as well, which I love feeling first thing in the morning." —Macy Ikerd

    Get them from Amazon for $21.

    28. A pretty peplum top that'll look like you didn't get it from Amazon for less than a Benjamin.

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    Promising review: "I am beyond impressed with this shirt! It fits perfectly, great quality, lightweight, held up through the wash, and it's absolutely adorable! I highly recommend this shirt!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL, in three colors, and in a tank and cropped version).

    29. An electric waterproof silicone facial cleanser – it might just have your skin abuzz thanks to dislodged dirt and dead skin.

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    Promising review: "I love it! It came packaged safely and quickly. My dermatologist recommended a silicone brush because they’re the most sanitary when cleaning your face. This brush is affordable and vibrates to help my pores. I LOVE IT!" —Ariana Atkins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88.

    30. And a colorful faux-fur jacket that'll ring up for around my typical Thai takeout order for one (though they're so kind to include two pairs of utensils like they don't know).

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    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and two more patterns).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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