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    37 Inexpensive Things That'll Help You Feel Fancier In 2020

    The next 365 days will be "broke, but make it high-end."

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    1. A pair of duo-sided makeup brushes that'll make you feel *golden* every morning when your foundation looks flawlessly finished. Pampering your cheeks with super plush bristles counts as self-care, right?


    You'll get two duo-sided brushes:

    * Duo flat buffer and pointed powder brush: one side is a rounded kabuki-style brush to buff and seamlessly apply foundation, while the other is a pointed brush to apply bronzer and blush to more precise areas.

    * Duo angle contour and large powder brush: one side is to contour and sculpt, while the other is to buff and smooth for a natural-looking finish.

    Promising review: "I love the quality of these brushes! The bristles are lush and so soft! I accidentally ordered two and can see the quality is consistent. This brush is now my favorite and stands out against all my other ordinary brushes." —M. Webb

    Get them from Amazon for $14.39.

    2. A backless lace bodysuit to literally turn your back on dull, boring dressing. It's time for fancy ~looks~ 365 days a year, darn it!

    Promising review: "This bodysuit has become one of my favorite pieces. I love how comfy it is and how sexy it looks at the same time. I absolutely adore the back detail. I had a lot of people asking me where I got it from and they get super surprised when I tell them it was from Amazon!" —Camila Pontes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 11 colors).

    3. A five-year memory book with a pretty gold foil cover and gilded pages for making journaling feel so chic. You'll only need to contribute ~one line a day~ in order to reflect in style.


    Eventually you'll have five years worth of quick journaling!

    Promising review: "I love these books. They make journaling quick and simple. I just love it because I really don’t journal at all, but this one makes it simple and fun, especially when it comes to looking back a couple years." —Tia Patterson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    See why a BuzzFeeder's review for a similar journal in "This Question A Day Journal Is A Perfect Dose Of Self-Care".

    4. A holographic peel-off mask so you can enjoy a luxurious dose of ~self-care~ many more times than you would if you only bought sheet masks (this formula comes in a tub). Plus, it brightens your complexion, minimizes pores, AND hydrates, meaning you get more bang 👏 for 👏 your 👏 buck 👏 than expensive routines.


    Promising review: "I love this mask. Overall, it does everything I hoped it would. I have super sensitive skin that reacts to almost everything, but this mask has kept my skin super soft, and blemish-free. Even when I do get a blemish, I use the mask, and it’s basically gone by the next day. Oh, and best of all for a peel off mask — IT ACTUALLY PEELS OFF IN ONE PIECE! Overall, great mask, highly suggest, and will buy again." —kmf95

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    5. And! A set of face mask brushes to upgrade your beauty routine with tools that'll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on your skin *and* prevent you from wasting product, therefore cash.

    Plus, their silicone bristles help prevent breakouts (fingers = bacteria) and are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

    Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    6. A champagne stopper, because this won't make you wait for a special occasion to pop some bubbly (as if). Now you can extend the life of that budget prosecco you got, aka save money overtime. Truly worthy of a toast.

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    Promising review: "I occasionally like a glass of champagne so I keep a bottle in the fridge. This is a recent habit and I forgot about the extreme pressure inside the bottle. One night I open a bottle and pour a glass. No problem. I use the original cork and return the bottle to the fridge. Big mistake. Later that evening I open the fridge door and there is champagne dripping off every shelf. I went in search for an appropriate stopper. This device is perfect. Simply push down and clamp the metal wings around the neck. It will maintain the pressure and will not pop off. It has a pump-on top, which I don't need until it's almost empty. It's an awesome device and maintenance-free." —AC

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full ~bubbly~ review in "Just 10 Things To Try In August" (#1).

    7. A pair of faux fur slippers that'll give your feet the plush treatment they DESERVE every darn night. It turns out you *don't* need to spend $$$ at the spa every time you want to feel pampered.

    Promising review: "I bought these because they looked beautiful but didn’t expect them to also be so comfortable! They are so fluffy and feel luxurious on my feet. I literally can’t wait to get home everyday so I can just slip into these beautiful slippers!" —Yirla Rubí

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL).

    8. A silky scrunchy for nixing bad hair days, keeping your updos crease-free, and most importantly looking stylish on your wrist. I don't care what anyone says, regular hair ties are outfit ruiners.


    Promising review: "Love these!! I always sleep with my hair up, and these scrunchies not only keep my hair from creasing, but the satin is better for my hair at night. I use a silk pillowcase at night for the same reason. They’re a great size. I absolutely love these and all Kitsch products!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    9. A satin puff-sleeve dress so you can start off 2020 on the chicest, most luxe-looking note possible come NYE.

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    Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in sizes 1X–3X and two colors).

    10. A fashionable lunch tote to ditch the brown paper bag and make bringing leftovers to work look very, very sophisticated. It's called "I have student loans chic".


    Did I mention it's insulated to keep your food cold and fresh?

    Promising review: "The style is great and I often get compliments. It's nice, because it looks almost as nice as a purse, but still looks enough like a lunch box. It's very high quality as well, and is easy to carry during my morning and evening commute. As far as sizing, it's perfect for what I need. It looks small, but somehow fits a ton of stuff — even a bunch of containers." —sburke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 10 styles).

    11. A pair of pointed, sparkling mules, because these'll help your closet shine just as ✨brightly✨ as the Saks shoe department without dimming your bank account.


    Promising review: "These shoes are show-stoppers. When you walk in the room all eyes on your shoes. They are beautiful!!" —Karen S

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and two colors).

    12. A duo of teeth-whitening pens that'll give you pearly whites without costing you a lot of *green*. Plus, their soft-bristle brushes are easier to use on uneven teeth than strips, thanks to their 360° application.

    Did I mention it's mint-flavored?! AND reviewers say it doesn't cause sensitivity!

    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with Crest and other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    See what won best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. A set of stylish sheer socks for literally putting your best foot forward January 1st.


    Each set comes with a variety of five styles!

    Promising review: "I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! So far, I've gotten LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in eight style combinations).

    14. A set of gold metal straws so tap water finally feels fancier than sparkling. Will you feel inspired to bring these to restaurants? Of course.


    These 12 straws come with a carrying case and cleaning brush!

    Promising review: "I like having the two different sizes with straight and bent versions of each length. Love the included cleaning brush! I can easily be eco-friendly without worrying about crud accumulating inside. I’ll be buying several sets for Christmas gifts!" —PattiCake

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five colors).

    15. A floral lace bralette to feel every bit as fancy as For Love & Lemons, but without saying ta ta to your savings.


    Promising review: "I had been searching for a cute lace bralette for a while. This one is great. It is so much better than others that are way more expensive and the lace is actually very beautiful and classy." —Mariana Flores

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in sizes 30A–40D and six colors).

    16. A soft, cooling mattress topper, because this'll make you feel like you're on cloud nine the minute you hit the bed — especially when you look back on its ☁️ dreamy prices ☁️. Basically for the price of your week's lunches, you just majorly upgraded your creaky mattress into your own personal oasis.


    AND it's 100% cotton, so hot sleepers can stay cool.

    Promising review: "This thing saved my back! My mattress was caving in and I could feel all the springs through it. This is thick enough that I can't feel those springs anymore, and it like you're sleeping on a cloud it's so soft and fluffy. I also love that it goes on like a sheet and covers the edges of the bed so it doesn't move around like a foam topper can. The material also protects the mattress from spills, which is great because I eat in bed on occasion and I'm a messy eater and spill a lot. Overall this was a great purchase. I would highly recommend this product!" —Randy A

    Get it from Amazon for $25.93+ (available in sizes twin–Cal king).

    17. A highly-pigmented, waterproof palette with 18 shimmering shades that'll inspire even us makeup lovers with designer taste to feel impressed by this payoff of bold metallics.


    You'll get 18 matte and shimmering shades ranging from burnt orange, gold and silver, to intense black and dark browns.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful, richly pigmented, buttery shadows that apply like a dream!" —BLANCA DAVILA

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three styles).

    18. A faux fur blanket for making you feel like a million bucks — at least when it comes to how amazingly SOFT reviewers find this. Your nights in just became the most luxurious part of your week, my friend.

    Promising review: "This blanket is gorgeous! It's exactly as shown in color. It's VERY soft and luxurious. I washed it on cool water, gentle cycle, dried it on low heat and it came out beautiful. It's very warm and comforting. I got it for use as a throw on my couch. It will be great for the winter nights ahead to snuggle up with. Oh, and it doesn't shed either. When I dried it there was BARELY anything in the dryer filter. Very happy with this purchase." —Lori Hungate

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98 (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

    19. A gilded unicorn planter so you can enlist some magical help to make your space feel a little more upscale.


    The air plant is included!

    Promising review: "My sister is so excited to have received these! She brought them to work to bring a smile to her face during stressful days!" —Jessica Kovaly

    Get it from Lotus Oro on Etsy for $18.

    20. An attachable wine aerator to transform cheap wine into the fanciest-tasting adult juice you've ever had. How? It infuses oxygen to release the vino's ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle — so basically your leftover pizza is about to get a very upscale pairing.


    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. An opal or initial ring, because these'll give you a hand with cheaply stocking up on seemingly luxe, delicate jewelry.


    Promising review (for the initial ring): "This is a beautiful ring and looks great on. I am about a size 7-8 on my middle finger and it fit perfectly without having to adjust it. I wore it for basically seven days straight (including to the beach) and did not leave my finger green. I would definitely buy the ring again." —ENoack

    Get them from Amazon: the opal ring for $9.99+ (available in three colors) and the initial ring for $12.99 (available in letters A–Z).

    22. A set of rose gold pencil cups and a metallic storage bin that'll chicly get rid of clutter — and keep it that way allll year. No mess = fancier looking workspace.


    Promising review (for the pencil cups): "I love this desk set. It's exactly what I wanted! The quality of the product is superb and it adds a touch of sophistication to my workspace." —Solange

    Get them from Amazon: the pencil cups for $12.97 for a set three and the basket for $25.97 (available in six colors).

    23. A trendy reusable shopping bag for instantly looking 100% more sophisticated than when toting around plastic grocery bags. They just don't go with your outfit.


    Did I mention it can hold up to 50 pounds?!

    Promising review: "This is not your usual, flimsy eco-tote. The first time I used it, I carried three 12-can packs (10 pounds each) of soda and some other stuff from the drugstore. Any lesser bag would've torn. The nylon is substantial too — it's thick in the handles to make carrying heavy groceries more tolerable." —Frontier Psychiatrist

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19 (available in 32 styles).

    24. A pair of ruffled leggings so you can prove living in comfort will always be in vogue. Will you wear these for the next 365 days in a row? Absolutely.

    Promising review: "These pants are so cute! I love the stretchy material, and the cute ruffles at the hems make it look different than any other black plants! They are a bit high-waisted, which I love, and they're opaque enough so you're sure your underwear won't peek through. You can just easily slip these on, and you're good to go! Very comfortable!" —Corinth

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in XS–L).

    25. A Vichy face mist to enjoy a luxurious pick-me-up midday and temporarily escape from your cubicle. Not to mention, your face will look refreshed and dewy thanks to soothing antioxidants and minerals. Win, win, win.

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin and applying this after washing my face and letting it dry naturally really calms my skin and gives it a natural glow! I do it every day, twice a day (whenever I wash my face)." —ACBA

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    26. A beginner's calligraphy workbook, because your handwriting is about to become the fanciest thing about you. Naturally, you'll start writing thank you notes just to show off.


    This book is filled with tips, tricks, and practice space to help you learn calligraphy in the easiest way possible!

    Promising review: "I have always wanted to learn lettering, and just by practicing a little every day I feel like I've made so much progress. This book is great! It has cute little pep talks at the bottom of some pages, and the author really explains the process in a way that's easy to understand." —Jess M

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A set of etched stainless steel stemless wine glasses that'll make your boxed wine feel like a Chianti Classico — just minus a bill that makes you yell "MAMMA MIA."


    Promising review: "I love the etched color gold tone; they are a nice weight and don't feel cheap." —Amy Joiner

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A two-tone cashmere-like scarf for both nixing freezing walks to the train and stylishly upgrading your usual winter coat without getting up to your neck in debt.


    Promising review: "I'm very happy with my purchase. The material is like butter — super soft. I fell in love with the two tone blue/pink, which gave me a pop of color to go with my winter coat. I wore it the same day I received it and admired it the entire day." —sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 34 colors).

    29. A Facetory sheet mask subscription box with four monthly K-beauty masks so you can turn your living room into your very own spa and give your skin the benefits of skincare that's usually reserved for high-end brands. NOT ANYMORE.


    Each kit comes with an insert with tips and explanations of the benefits of each mask! All the luxury of masking, zero of the "what is on my face" mystery.

    Promising review: "It's fun to try out new masks that a well-reviewed by experts (I'm definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter." —Emily Berglund

    Get a curated box from Amazon for $8.90 ($6.23 for the first box; includes four entry-level* masks) or $19.90 ($13.93 for the first box; includes seven premium* masks), both with free shipping.

    30. A silk and satin robe to absolutely wear over your nightly big T-shirt — but now you'll feel like a fancy adult.


    Promising review: "I have recommended this robe to many of my girlfriends! It is so cute, fits well, and covers everything. It has been through multiple washes in the washing machine and still looks good." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.85 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

    31. A set of gilded tarot cards, because these'll prove your future holds nothing but *good fortune*.

    These are designed for beginners! This set includes 78 full-color cards and an instruction booklet.

    Promising review: "This is a highly illustrated tarot set — perfect for beginners who are learning the imagery associated with tarot or collectors adding to their decks. The illustrations are gorgeous and are coupled with the gold embellishments on each and every card." —A.guy

    Get them from Amazon for $19.96.

    32. A pair of crystal earring crawlers that'll be perfect for anyone who never takes their earrings off (me) — you can wear these all the time and still look polished and on-trend every day.


    Promising review: "These earrings are so beautiful! They are made really well and are so sparkly! I couldn’t love them any more than I do! Absolutely stunning!" —Nini13

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 10 styles).

    33. A pair of oversized sunglasses for discovering you don't need designer brands with ~blinding~ prices to look effortlessly on-trend. Tl;dr: you can wear these with every single outfit every and make it look très chic.

    Promising review: "These are the best sunglasses I have bought in a while! They are sleek and stylish! They stay dark in the sunlight which is so hard to find!" —Angela Zielen

    Get them from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in four styles).

    34. A handheld milk foamer to make café-quality cappuccinos right in your own kitchen. You'll save money AND feel fancy without even putting pants on. You can't ask for much more.


    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." —SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    35. A pair of velvet-y, snakeskin cowboy boots with unique flame detailing, because these'll *feel* like designer shoes and seriously upgrade your wardrobe all without setting your bank account on fire.

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised when I received them! For the price, I expected just so-so construction, but they are well made, look expensive, and fit perfectly. They're easy to walk in, comfortable, and after a couple of nights out dancing and out and about they haven't scuffed, stretched, or started to peel." —TS

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

    36. A roll of marble peel-and-stick paper that'll help you finally get that gorgeous accent table you always wanted — oh wait, it's your old nightstand! Cue sigh of relief that you didn't have to pay a small fortune to redecorate.

    Promising review: "I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! Everyone who sees it has thought that it's real — I only know this because I proudly announce, 'DUDEEEEEEE THIS IS CONTACT PAPER!' to anyone that sees them, whether they care to know or not. All in all, for the price, it's a seriously awesome product for small projects." —Blair T.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    37. A faux leather watch for making your outfits feel every bit as high-end than if you were to splurge on a Rolex (I know just the thought sends you into a cold sweat).


    Promising review: "This is an awesome watch! I wear it every day for work, and it goes with all of my outfits. The design and rose gold touch makes it look more expensive than it actually is!" —GraceyGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 16 styles).

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