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    34 Cheap Things That'll Help Give You A Total Makeover Even If You're Broke

    New you, same bank account.

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    1. An HSI ceramic hair straightener reviewers with thick hair say only needs *half* the time of other styling tools to transform curly tresses into sleek and smooth strands. And! It tames frizz so you can feel more put-together, seven days a week.

    2. A floral, printed maxi dress that'll help you ditch your boring tee-and-jeans routine and start (inexpensively) rocking statement pieces. Your Insta grid is about to get a *major* update.

    3. A set of A:t Fox peeling pads so you can bring high-end skincare right to your *fingertips* for super cheap. Each pad has two dual-textured sides to clear breakouts, exfoliate dead skin cells, and brighten your complexion in just one, two, swipe.

    4. A hair-finishing *stick* for wishing pesky flyaways adieu in the name of impressively sleek updos — all thanks to this incredibly easy-to-use design and non-greasy, natural plant–based formula. AKA this is the easiest way to banish flyaways.

    5. A relaxed, cinched blouse, because this'll help you update your work wardrobe to look more polished *without* giving up comfort — or blowing your paycheck.

    6. An Acure brightening facial scrub to drastically improve your complexion by clearing excess oil, treating breakouts, and bringing out a glowing complexion from underneath. Gone are the days of dimming your bank account in the name of brighter skin.

    7. A Haus Laboratories lip gloss (from Lady Gaga's beauty line) that'll prove it's possible to transform all of your looks with the power of a shiny, red lip. Each shade boasts mirror-like shine, glides effortlessly on, and makes lips look smooth and full 💋.

    8. A high-waisted polka dot skirt with a trendy slit so even the most committed lover of all-black outfits can introduce color to their wardrobe, while still looking on-trend and a bit edgy. This may even inspire you to wear *more* color over time!

    9. A facial hair remover for removing peach fuzz (if you want to) painlessly, and without paying for a wax. It's gentle, precise, and won't leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. Aka your face will be as smooth as a baby's bottom and you'll never have to drag yourself to the salon.

    10. A Vivienne Sabó mascara, because reviewers with short lashes swear this convinced them to toss out expensive false lashes in favor of this one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a few swipes. Zero glue necessary.

    11. A leopard-print top to make your outfits *look* more expensive without actually having to pay big bucks at department stores. Keeping up with trends has never been so darn affordable.

    12. A set of gold earring cuffs that'll add some trendy appeal to your looks without the commitment. Cool new piercings or just a 24-hour accessory? We'll let everyone else decide.

    13. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo so you can brighten your blonde hair to fully platinum in just one to three minutes. Meaning: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL YEAR without a trip to the pricey salon — so long, roots.

    14. A cold-pressed rosehip oil for reaping the benefits of clear skin without a complicated routine (or high-end brands). It'll brighten skin, reduce stubborn breakouts and pigmentation, and moisturize dehydrated skin by combining antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Get ready for quite the before-and-after.

    15. A faux leather belt, because this'll make every single one of your ensembles look more expensive without blowing your entire budget for one designer item. This'll be just as versatile and statement-worthy.

    16. A detangling brush designed with 3a to 4c hair in mind to define your curls without dealing with a ~painful~ process ever again. It works on both wet and dry hair, and detangles super thick hair without ripping or tearing. AKA now you can easily style your curls to your liking every single day.

    17. A duo of teeth-whitening pens that'll give you pearly whites without costing you a lot of *green*. Their soft-bristle brushes are designed to fully coat even uneven teeth with minimal effort, and use carbamide peroxide, which is typically gentler than hydrogen peroxide.

    18. A subscription to Dia & Co, a style subscription service, so you can *literally* change up your look every week for drastically less than if you were to frequently shop. And! You'll get a ~personal stylist~ to match your preferences with their fashionable selection.

    19. A set of Schick dermaplaning tools for removing peach fuzz and shaping brows painlessly (and without paying for a wax). They're gentle, precise, and won't leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. Your brows are about to become actual sisters — or at least cousins.

    20. A John Frieda hot brush, because this'll style dry *and* wet hair and give you pro-like blowouts every darn morning without the usual time or financial commitment. Not to mention, its ~ionic technology~ leaves your mane frizz-free and impressively shiny.

    21. A pair of high-waisted flare pants to replace your go-to denim with something that's not only comfier (they have a nice bit of stretch), but will add a fun pop of color. Translation: these'll make it incredibly easy to look more stylish.

    22. An Arctic Fox semi-permanent hair color that'll work even on dark hair (!!!) and puts expensive dye jobs to SHAME. The shades are super saturated and the formula conditions *while* it treats your locks, so your hair is left super soft. Meaning you'll soon have a colorful, shiny mane.

    23. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray so you can tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike and leave you with a dewy, refreshed complexion that lasts allll day. You just have to spritz.

    24. A sleeveless knit top for building a chic work wardrobe without straying too far from your beloved black jeans. But this'll still make them look *much* dressier than before.

    25. A three-barrel curling iron wand, because this'll make sure achieving effortless-looking waves doesn't feel impossible (or something you have to pay for). Its clever design makes curling hair faster and beginner-friendly, meaning your wallet can keep a safe distance from the salon.

    26. A knit sweater dress with POCKETS to throw over all your T-shirts without a single person ever being the wiser. They'll just think you bought an entirely new wardrobe. I won't tell.

    27. A set of clip-on faux bangs that'll help you ~cut out~ experimenting at the hairdresser. You can style them any way you'd like (fringe, thick, etc.) and best of all, you can take them off as soon as you feel like showing your forehead again.

    28. A floral wrap dress so you can depend on this trendy yet timeless style to look extra fashionable whenever the heck you want. Who wears leggings every single day? I don't recall....

    29. An Elizavecca hair treatment for treating heat- or bleach-damaged tresses if you're reluctant to pay big bucks to go to a salon (understandable!). This'll pack on collagen-infused ingredients to promote shine, restore softness, and help you maintain healthier locks.

    30. A bitter-tasting varnish, because this'll help you finally kick the habit that you've been trying to shake for years. It dries clear, but leaves a terrible taste so your brain is trained to STOP munching and direct your attention to another stress-reliever. Welcome to a wold where you can have manis.

    31. A pair of low-heel Chelsea booties to give your ensembles a ~boost~ without having to deplete your bank account. Who knew looking dressier could be so easy (and cheap)?

    32. A well-loved castor oil that'll promote natural hair growth to inexpensively encourage a fuller mane. It's rich in vitamins and fatty acids to balance your scalp's pH levels (goodbye, itchiness), which in turn will lead to soft, healthy tresses.

    33. A satin full-cup bra so you can FINALLY depend on a bra that not only comfortably supports your breasts, but shapes them a heck of a lot better than the two-sports-bras trick. Its supportive side slings, double-clasp back, and adjustable restricted-stretch straps will seriously make you feel reborn.

    34. A set of synthetic hair extensions for growing your mane out without having to go the lengths. In fact, they'll bring you results in just a few clips instead of having to play the waiting game. Plus, you can go back to short the minute you want to change it back up!

    When you realize you can give yourself an entire makeover for extremely little:

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