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    39 Amazingly Cheap Things That'll Make You Feel Fancier In 2019

    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 $12.99.

    2. A line-a-day 2019 planner for combining getting organized (I believe in you!) and journaling as a way to deal with all the inevitable stress of work or school. Plus, its gold-foiled embellishment and silky ribbon marker will make *adulting* feel super chic.

    Barnes & Noble

    Each page offers a weekly calendar grid on the left with space to record a quick, daily thought on the right. Aka, journaling will become just as natural as writing down all your pesky tasks.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.63 or from Barnes & Noble for $19.99.

    See why a BuzzFeeder loves the original journal version in "This One Line A Day Journal Is My Most Prized Possession".

    See what won best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. A set of stylish sheer socks so you can put 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).

    4. A collection of rose gold metal straws, because these'll make carrying over the mission to save the sea turtles feel so posh.


    Promising review: "These are incredible quality and feel very high-end! I love this set!!" —Ellington Jones

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four styles).

    5. A silky scrunchy that'll nix bad hair days, keep your updos crease-free, and most importantly look 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).

    6. A metallic cami dress for making sure your wardrobe still shines well after New Year's Eve.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).

    7. A highly-pigmented, waterproof palette with 18 shimmering shades so even us makeup lovers with designer taste are 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).

    8. A vegan charcoal toothpaste, because this'll give you pearly whites without a) costing you a lot of *green*, b) making a mess of your sink, and c) requiring any more effort than just regularly brushing your teeth.,

    Did I mention it's made with organic mint, which makes it taste AMAZING?

    Promising review: "I've used every brand, you name it, and NOTHING has ever worked. I was shocked to see how white my teeth were after one brushing. I had no idea it was also a whitening toothpaste. I love this toothpaste. I haven't been able to eat cold stuff in years and years! Now I can eat fruit right out of my fridge instead of letting it sit out to warm up. Thank you so much for this wonderful product!" —Raemi L.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    See what won best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. A pair of fashionable pajamas that'll keep your outfits *flourishing* even as you catch up on beauty sleep.


    Promising review: "Both the shirt and shorts are really cute and comfy. I really like the clothing material, as well. It's a great price for the value." —JM

    Get them from Amazon for $10.07+ (available in sizes S-XL and five styles).

    10. A gilded unicorn planter for enlisting 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.

    11. An attachable aerator to transform your usual cheap wine into a much more expensive-tasting glass, thanks to this bb's ability to infuse oxygen and and bolden taste right out of the bottle.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my dad who really likes his wine. He didn't think it would do much to the taste of the wine so I had him try some cheapish wine without this aerator, and then had him try it with the aerator. The taste was like night and day. He's tried it on some of his better wine and while it does change the taste a little, it wasn't as drastic as the improvement on the cheaper wine." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in two colors).

    12. An opal or initial ring so these can 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 D-Z).

    13. A trendy reusable shopping bag, because this looks 100% more sophisticated than 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 $9 (available in 32 styles).

    14. A Burt's Bees rosewater toner that'll inexpensively upgrade your skincare routine by ending every night with a refreshing, scented floral blend. It'll also make 2019 the year your skin feels healthier than ever. So long, overpriced spas.

    It'll remove any lingering traces of dirt, oil, and makeup (believe me, it's still there after face wash), and help to minimize pores! All thanks to this skin-clearing blend of rosewater, aloe vera and glycerin.

    Promising review: "I have pretty bad rosacea and combination skin so it’s been super hard finding good products that don’t give me pimples from the oil. This has helped me to not break out, keep my face oil-free, and it doesn’t give me dry, patchy skin. All in all, this is an amazing product for sensitive skin!" —luz sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    See what won best facial toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    15. A set of rose gold pencil cups and a metallic storage bin for chicly getting rid of clutter — and keeping it that way allll year. You're doing great, sweetie.


    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 work space." —Solange

    Get them from Amazon: the pencil cups for $12.97 for a set three and the basket for $19.97+ (available in six colors).

    16. A monogrammed tasseled key chain so you can quickly upgrade the very same bag you've worn every day in 2018. New year, kind of new purse. Does this count as custom-made? ...Yes.


    Promising review: "This is a really, really pretty keychain. At this price, you really can't beat it! It feels very well-made and I love the blue tassel accent." — Alexandralll

    Get it from Nordstrom for $18 (available in letters B-Z in various colors).

    17. A celestial gold watch, because this'll prove you don't need to wish upon a star to show off gorgeous jewelry every darn day.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful watch, especially for the price! My family thought it cost much more than it did!" —Shopper123

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in five styles).

    18. A set of vintage-styled posters that'll *spruce* up your room with just these and a few thumbtacks. You said all of 2018 you were going to redecorate — these'll make it possible.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful posters! The quality and designs have far surpassed my expectations! I'm framing all of them!" —carrie R.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $22.99.

    19. A pair of faux fur slippers for treating your piggies to some plush treatment at the end of the day. Now we just need someone to rub our feet...


    Promising review: "Seriously, buy these — it's like walking on a cloud! Plus, the extra fluffiness makes you feel as posh as a Kardashian, which everyone deserves to feel! I 10/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (available in sizes 7/8-11/12 and three colors).

    20. A metallic charging cord or a rose gold portable charger so you can stylishly avoid dangerously low batteries. In the words of Jim Halpert, that is just déclassé.

    Free People, Amazon

    Promising review (for the portable charger): This charger works great! It charges my phone from 2% to 100% battery within 30 minutes or less! The charger itself stays charged for days. I’m so glad I made this purchase." —CaRee White

    Get the charging cord from Free People for $18 (available in four colors) and the portable charger from Amazon for $24.99 (compatible with iPhones 5-XS).

    See what won best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    21. A fashionable lunch tote, because this'll help you 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 $10.95 (available in 10 styles).

    22. A pair of ruffled leggings that'll 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).

    23. A Vichy face mist for a luxurious pick-me-up midday to 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.

    24. A cacao superfood honey or spicy honey so all your meals are extra flavorful and delicious — frozen pizza included.

    Urban Outfitters, Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried a lot of honey and lived in New Zealand, home to famous honeys. This is hands down the best honey I've had. I like to have it with chevre or burrata on toast. It's a winner. I can't wait to try more Bees Knees varieties." —Amigurumi Gal

    Get the superfood honey from Urban Outfitters for $25 and the spicy honey from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four flavors).

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. 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).

    28. 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.

    29. A silk and satin robe, because you are absolutely allowed to wear this 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).

    30. A set of gilded tarot cards that'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.

    31. A pair of crystal earring crawlers for anyone who's one to never take their earrings off (me), so 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 $14.99 (available in 10 styles).

    32. A subscription to Care/Of vitamins to kick the year off with a ~personalized~ vitamin regimen that'll bring you small but significant improvements, from shinier hair to healthier skin. No need for $$$ hair and skin products this year, my friend.

    Don't worry, you don't need to have a PhD in nutrition to come up with your vitamin plan — because the people who recommend yours already do! Basically you tell them your goals ("I want clearer skin, more energy, etc.") and they'll match your needs to a personalized combination of different nutrients. They'll come in packs of thirty a month, so each day you get a *dose* of kick-ass health!

    Start a subscription with Care/Of for $5+ per supplement per month.

    Read our full review of Care/Of.

    33. A set of glittery gold pens so your desk is always sparkling with pretty decor *and* you feel motivated to do your work, thanks to your pretty new tools. Or maybe you'll just doodle.


    Promising review: "I am a pen collector and these are just fantastic! They look great, but they also write really nicely and smoothly, with no skipping. I'm very glad I bought them." —Hildie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three styles).

    34. A pair of oversized sunglasses, because these'll prove 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).

    35. A sleek mini humidifier that'll make your office feel a heck of lot more relaxing and give your workspace a contemporary touch, courtesy of this minimalistic design.


    This small but powerful bb has two adjustable mist modes and can moisturize the air for up to ~18 hours~ of continuous use! PLUS, it has a USB interface to charge your phone.

    Promising review: "It's a very cute size and it's perfect on my desk in my dorm next to my bed. The LED lights are nice and you can also plug in other USB accessories into it — I charge my phone with it. It's so silent and I have already recommended this to multiple friends." —Al Hart

    Get it from Amazon for $15.69.

    36. A metallic doormat for welcoming guests into your now not-so-humble abode. Please leave your shoes at the door.


    Get it from ModCloth for $32.

    37. An embroidered sweatshirt with puff sleeves so your ensembles are always in ~full bloom~. AND you're still comfy? I call witchcraft.


    Promising review: "This is really beautiful — the embroidery is very well-done and the fabric is mid weight." —K

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S-L).

    38. A cold brew maker, because you won't even want to blow $5 on coffee every day when you can depend on this. Is this 1,000 times better than a drink with your name spelt wrong? YES.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love cold brewed coffee! The biggest problem with making iced or cold coffee was the watered down taste that I had when I added ice to freshly brewed coffee. Takeya solved that problem! This product is incredibly easy to use, and the coffee is delicious! All it takes is some coarsely ground coffee, water and time to brew. In less than three minutes, I had the Takeya loaded and set it in the fridge to brew overnight. While I missed the smell of fresh coffee brewing the next morning, I got over it pretty fast when I tasted the cold brew. So happy to be able to enjoy my favorite hazelnut brew without the acidic taste. I am thinking about buying a second one so that I can have a cup or two in the afternoon." —Tennis Vol

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    For more info, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    39. A metallic blanket and pillow cover combo that'll make the same exact couch you've had since college look brand spanking new the minute you ~throw~ these on.


    Promising review: "It’s sooooo soft! The picture does not do it justice! My bed is under my ceiling fan and the fur literally sways in the wind. It’s so fluffy and beautiful. Love it!" —cece dee

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven styles).

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