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    35 Things That’ll Make You Seem A Lot Fancier Even If You’re Totally Broke

    *Googles how to feel rich with zero money*

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    1. A set of gold metal straws so you can make saving the sea turtles look so posh — despite drinking seltzer that isn't La Croix.


    Promising review: "How could you not like these. They are not only helping to save the environment, but they are durable and fit easily in your purse so you can take them out and use them at a restaurant. They are super easy to clean and make fantastic gifts. When you drink something cold through them, the beverage is cool to your lips. If it's warm, the straw is warm. I love, love them." —gwenda perez

    Get them from Amazon for $10.70 (available in five colors).

    2. A floral wrap maxi skirt, because this'll make all your old T-shirts suddenly look sophisticated. One cheap skirt = whole new wardrobe.

    Promising review: "I bought this to take with me on vacation, and I'm so glad that I did! I wear it all the time! It looks great with a chambray button down and boots, with a simple tee and flats, or with a bodysuit and sandals. I will likely look for like this in another pattern, because I like it so much!" —Allison Meyer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    3. A cold brew maker and stainless steel tumbler for not only enjoying quality iced coffee WITHOUT the daily $4 charge, but now you'll look fancy while drinking it. Overpriced coffee shops could never — so long, boring plastic cups.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed,

    Plus! The tumbler is double-walled and vacuum-insulated to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. Its lid comes with two straws and is ~splash-proof~!

    Promising review (for the cold brew maker): "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" —Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon: the cold brew maker for $23.99+ (available in three sizes) and the tumbler for $19.99 (available in three sizes and 39 colors).

    To learn more about the cold brew maker, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    4. A faux leather belt with a double-ring buckle that'll meet you in the *middle* when it comes to easily upgrading all your outfits without overspending.


    Promising review: "I'm very impressed with this belt. I had bought one from somewhere else and loved it but didn’t like how the belt had to be looped through the circle, taking away from the design. This one has a clasp which makes it super easy and keeps the full design! It's great quality and came nicely packaged. I have worn multiple times now and get lots of compliments." —Shannon Payne

    Get it from Amazon for $11.75+ (available in sizes S–L and four colors).

    5. A Tasty non-stick dutch oven so you can finally begin designing the copper-accessorized kitchen of your dreams. I do believe you're well on your way to living the Ina life you DESERVE.


    This bb is non-stick, has *diamond* reinforced coating, and distributes heat fast and evenly. And! Its base is suitable for all cooking surfaces.

    Promising review: "First of all, it doesn't stick. Also, it's pretty enough to cook and serve. So far, I've made beef/vegetable stew and chicken tortilla soup, and everything turned out great. I love cooking from scratch, and this is the pot for it." —Doreen

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $21 (originally $27.88; available in three colors).

    See what won best dutch ovens on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    6. An Essie gel-effect top coat to keep pro-level nails ~on hand~ without the hefty bill. Basically, you'll get all the perks of a fancy gel mani straight from your couch — it's fast-dry, high-shine, and will make your hard work last (and last).

    Did I mention it lasts up to ~14 days~?! By the way, this works best with Essie gel-effect nail polish ($8.89+ on Amazon; available in nine shades).

    Promising review: "I can't live without this product. I have it on my monthly subscribe and save. With two coats of any color and one coat of this, my nails look professionally done. You can apply a thin coat if you prefer, but if you want the gel manicure look, you can apply a thick coat and it will look AMAZING. It dries super fast, too. I reapply it every two or three days and maintain my home-mani for about a week and a half without any chipping! " —PsychMama

    Get it from Amazon for $8.65.

    7. An art deco coloring book, because this'll become quite the sophisticated pastime. I'm pretty sure this was Daisy's favorite activity, especially when done in public as a humblebrag. It's not easy being this creative AND effortlessly elegant, am I right?


    Promising review: "The designs are beautiful representations of the original art deco artwork, many of which have full page color designs right beside it so you can look for inspiration at the originals as you color. In addition to these, there are color thumbnails at the back of the book which give information about the original works including artist, the name of the work, how it was produced and where and where it is at the present." —iiiireader

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58.

    8. A set of Neogen lemon peeling pads so you can bring high-end skincare right to your *fingertips* for super cheap. The combo of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and lemon, orange, and papaya extracts work together to clear clogged pores, fade scars, and brighten the heck out of your skin. And all it takes is a flick of your wrist.

    Each pad's three-layer technology penetrates deep into clogged pores to eliminate dirt and oil and remove dead skin cells. I believe your bathroom is now a spa.

    Promising review: "Wow! I have only been using the product for a day or two and I see a marked difference. I decided to try it because I have been suffering from breakouts and whiteheads on my chin. My first use was in the evening and by morning there were visibly fewer whiteheads and a pimple that had formed the previous day was on its way out. Also, my skin looked so polished and clean. I am very impressed." —A. Hayes

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $16.42.

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Love Exfoliating With These Neogen Pads, And This Is Why".

    9. A floral wrap dress with a ruffle trim for watching your wardrobe *blossom* with chic pieces without making your bank account wilt.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I was surprised by how much I love this dress, the picture doesn't do it justice. I definitely recommend this dress!" —Danielle P.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    10. A charcoal toothpaste that'll give you fresh pearly whites without costing you a lot of *green*, making a mess of your sink, OR requiring any more effort than just regularly brushing.

    It contains organic activated coconut charcoal, baking soda, tea tree oil, coconut oil, Xylitol, and spearmint oil to both remove stains and freshen your breath!

    Promising review: "This toothpaste is seriously amazing and exceeded my expectations. I have sensitive teeth and have tried using whitening strips, which all make my teeth and gums hurt. Not to mention, the strips are uncomfortable and taste awful. I'd pretty much lost hope, because even certain whitening toothpastes made my gums and teeth hurt and gave minimal results. After one time of using this toothpaste, I saw instant whitening results. It tastes minty and clean, and because of the natural ingredients, it's gentle and did not cause any pain or extra sensitivity to my teeth or gums. After just three days, my teeth were so noticeably white that my coworkers were even commenting and asking what I use. This will always be my go-to from now on!" —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two flavors).

    See what won best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. A large or small floral temporary tattoo so you can grow into the kind of impossibly chic person you always found to be (hello, dainty tattoo Pinterest board), minus any included.

    Tattoorary / Etsy

    Promising review (for the larger temporary tattoo, left): "A lot of my friends thought this was real! It has beautiful detail for a temporary tattoo! It lasted a long time, too! The international shipping was pretty fast, as well. I live in CA and received it within a week!" —Charlotte Lin

    Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy: the large floral design (left) for $8 and the small floral design (right) for $4.

    12. A pair of fashionable pajamas, because these'll keep your outfits fashionable even as you catch up on beauty sleep. Not to mention, reviewers say these keep them cool! Feeling luxuriously comfy in bed > sweating all night.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these pj's! These are my go-to comfy PJs. They are so soft and comfy. The material is perfect for sleeping, because they don't catch or stick to the sheets, keep me cool, feel good against the skin, and look cute enough to wear all the time. I also use these we I go on girl trips with my friends. They're cute, comfy and are not frumpy." —Justpeachy85

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and five colors).

    13. A rose-patterned throw blanket for making the same exact couch you've had since college look surprisingly elegant. Not to mention, it's light enough to snuggle with in warmer weather. Feeling plush while binging Netflix is an all-year activity, don't @ me.


    Promising review: "When I originally purchased this blanket, I was crossing my fingers that it would be just as soft as a baby blanket. It's just as soft! I love snuggling up with this blanket. It's super cozy and super soft! It's exactly as pictured." —Ashley Teves

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in five colors).

    14. A convertible leather clutch that'll make everyone wonder when you started to look so darn CHIC. Pastels? In spring? Somewhat groundbreaking when all we wear is $10 leggings.

    Free People

    You can use it as a clutch or as a crossbody!

    Promising review: "This is so cute and tiny, yet there’s room for enough things. I love it." —Ayeen

    Get it from Free People for $19.95 (originally $48; available in two colors).

    15. A pair of thick 14K gold hoops so you can add some effortless polish to your look without your credit card bill throwing you for a ~loop~.


    Promising review: "These are just what I was looking for! They're the perfect size and great quality. I love that the post is sterling silver since I have very sensitive ears. I will definitely be looking for other stuff from PAVOI soon." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    16. A pastel bento box, because this'll make bringing leftovers to work feel very, very sophisticated. It's called "I have student loans chic".


    Promising review: "This is one of the best. It's super durable. The plastic is solid and strong, as well are the spoon and fork. For sealing, it has a rubber ring on the inside of the pieces to keep it completely sealed. What I love the most though is the inner dividers that can easily be removed to make one giant box, and that's perfect for me. I'm so happy with this that I might get another one." —savvy wincel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 13 colors).

    17. A pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses for making sure your new go-to accessory never *reflects* how much you spent. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Promising review: "I love these! I went out on a limb and purchased these sunglasses in tortoise not really knowing what to expect. They fit perfectly and look expensive, too. I will more than likely be ordering another pair in black. These also come with a glasses-cleaning cloth, which is always a great bonus!" —Nichole

    Get them from Amazon for $14.70 (available in 12 colors and styles).

    18. A set of gold-trim decorative trays that'll present your jewelry so nicely, you'll wonder when you bought such expensive rings. Oh wait, you didn't. But who can tell — NOT YOU.


    This comes with three trays: a small circle tray, a medium oval tray, and a large rounded square tray!

    Get them from Walmart for $22.

    19. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo so you can brighten your blonde hair to fully platinum in just one to three minutes. Translation: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL THE TIME without a trip to the pricey salon.

    Just don't use it for more than three minutes (once a week), because then your hair will turn lavender (unless you're into that, which some reviewers are!!!).

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.35+ (available in six sizes).

    For more info, check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo".

    20. A bottle of spicy honey, because this'll make all your meals extra flavorful and delicious — frozen pizza included. Be sure to tip your freezer.

    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 it from Amazon for $14.24 (available in four flavors).

    21. A collection of satin-y pearl hair ties for transforming your usual ponytail into a work of art. Warning: your sweats and friends will be somewhat shocked by your new high-end taste.

    You'll get a set of five in green, black, yellow, white, and blue!

    Promising review: "I love these! They are silky and don't pull like some hair ties can. I have really thick hair and it can be hard to find hair ties that are large enough to wrap around my hair in a bun, but these are perfect!" —Rebecca Hall

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.84.

    22. A set of trophy measuring cups that'll win your tiny apartment kitchen first place in ~Most Presentable.~ Is that Martha Stewart at the door? To ask for a tour? Nobody pinch me.


    This stoneware set of four includes: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.

    Promising review: "These are so unique and deserve a place on the counter to display!" —Cltx84

    Get a pack of four from Anthropologie for $14.95 (originally $36).

    23. A double-sided Revlon liquid lipstick so you can prove a classic red lip = instantly chic...budget be damned. PLUS this one boasts a glossy topcoat and lasts up to ~16 hours~, meaning it'll keep you looking done up the whole darn day.


    It has two sides: one to apply a semi-permanent lip color and the second to add a layer of *gloss*.

    Promising review: "When they say this stays on all day, they mean it! I apply once per directions, and then throughout the day I just use whatever lip balm I have on me to moisturize; it refreshes the look and keeps my lips happy — the color stays, but the moisturizing top coat does not. Plus, it dries quickly. I've been looking for something to use for my upcoming wedding and I think this is it, because it lasts through food and coffee." —Angie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in 27 shades).

    See what won best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    24. An attachable aerator, because this'll infuse oxygen to release any inexpensive wine's ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle — so basically you're about to become a sommelier.


    Wow I guess we have even more reason to get all our wine in the discounted section at the grocery store. *Hunts for $1 wine*.

    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 a set of two from Amazon for $11.95.

    25. A lace-up, puff-sleeve top for feeling instantly en vogue, even when paired with the same jeans you've owned since high school.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes S–L and three colors).

    26. A Physicians Formula highlighter that'll let you swipe on the ultimate ~glow up~ in under a minute. Its super buttery formula leaves your cheekbones with no choice but to SHINE, thanks to its creamy, pigmented blend of murmur butter, capuaçu butter, and tucuman butter.

    Promising review:"This highlighter is everything I had ever hoped for. I HATE overpowering highlighter that make you look greasy — Instagram looks don't always work in the real world. This highlighter picks up right onto your finger and melts onto the skin, leaving a natural finish. I built it up quite a bit without any disruption of my foundation, which is a mineral loose powder. It really is a buttery cream, I dab a little on my fingers and mix with my foundation primer to make a luminous primer. This could easily sell for $30-40, but it's SO affordable! I am very, very happy!" —NOYB

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65 (available in four shades).

    27. A duo of reversible sequin storage bins so hiding all your clutter suddenly feels glamorous. AND you can see the floor now? This must be how the queen feels.


    Promising review: "These are sooo cute and I love the way they look. The sequins are so addicting to play with. It was a good price for a good quality product." —gloria

    Get a pack of two from Walmart for $9.50 (available in five colors).

    28. A high-cut, tie-front swimsuit, because this'll make you forget you were ever *salty* about the $$$ trendy beach looks you see all over Instagram. Dare I're one of them now.

    Promising review: "Bought this bathing suit five days before going to the Dominican Republic. BEST LAST-MINUTE BUY EVER!!! The straps are great if you have a smaller torso like myself, because they are adjustable. The front can be untied so you can get the proper support. I love, love, love this impulse buy and am going to get other colors for upcoming trips." —N. Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors and patterns).

    29. A pack of monarch playing cards for making sure all your parties are a ~royal flush~. So what if you hid your mess under your bed? Things like that are lost in the shuffle when you're the queen of hosting game night.


    I'll stop.

    Promising review: "I really like these. i got them as something that would stand out and look a little more sophisticated than the usual deck of cards, and boy did these deliver. These are really nice and feel like you should put on a tux or something to play with them or be an extra in a James Bond movie playing in a casino in Monte Carlo. They have a good feel and are easy to handle and read. I wouldn't hesitate to get these again." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75 (available in three colors).

    30. A knit rounded-collared blouse to give your jeans a whole new life when you add this (gasp!) fancy twist. No one will ever know you usually prioritize your Chipotle budget over clothes — not when you keep this on heavy rotation.


    Promising review: "I knew I had to have this top, because I have it in black and it's one of my favorite pieces. The golden brown is so pretty. This is such a good workwear piece, or you can spice it up with some necklaces for something fun and every day." —M

    Get it from ModCloth for $29.99 (originally $35; available in sizes XXS–4X and two colors).

    31. A set of copper tongue scrapers that'll actually make getting rid of bacteria and odored breath feel upscale, instead of icky. Just don't look at your sink.


    Promising review: "I am a thorough brusher and flosser and always brush my tongue with the toothbrush for a minute at the end of each teeth brushing. I thought I kept a clean mouth, and my dentists would always concur; I’ve never had a cavity at 34 years old. I thought my mouth was basically perfect. And then I used this scraper for the first time, over my white bathroom sink. The yellow goo that started to collect after each pass completely caught me by surprise, and sort of made me sick to my stomach to even look at. How was I so ignorant to its presence, colonizing the vast free real estate amongst the sprawling meadows and rolling hills of my papillae? Today I reclaim my tongue back, and rid it from the impure forces that gripped it for so long, sending them back to the depths of hell from whence they came, along with the bad breath and whitish tongue film. Be gone, demons. You are not welcome here." —Chill Pilgrim

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

    32. A pair of platform espadrilles so you can easily *elevate* your entire wardrobe without wondering if your bill will bring you to your knees.

    Promising review: "These are excellent sandals and so comfortable! I have wide feet and when I put these, on I'm in heaven! They look like they were made for me. These were my first shoes from Amazon and the made me so happy!!!!" —oksana

    Get them from Amazon for $12+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 25 colors and styles).

    33. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara, because this'll be a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes thanks to its clump-free, drama-loving formula. Translation: its gold tube looks high-end, but is actually saving you money when you don't need lash primer.,

    And it's cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and long-lasting! Win, win, WIN.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product! My lashes are basically nonexistent, but not anymore! I use this mascara instead of the primer and three others I used to pile on to make my lashes look full and long. It's a seriously awesome product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40+ (available in two shades).

    See what won best waterproof mascaras at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    34. A three-in-one spiralizer and juicer for bringing fresh, home-made OJ right to your very own kitchen. Where are we, the Hamptons?! But at least it'll FEEL like it before we have to traipse to work.


    This bb does it all: spiralize veggies AND juice and measure citrus. Plus, it comes with a cleaning brush and can stack together for compact storage!

    Promising review: "I used this spiralizer and juicer to juice 43 limes for a happy hour I was hosting and can say this got all the juice out! It's super convenient that it goes directly into a measuring cup so it was easy to get the ratio right for the cocktail I was making. This is great for compact New York City apartments (especially because spiralizers tend to be so large)." —js23

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

    See what won best spiralizers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    35. A mesmerizing eyeshadow palette with 18 bold shades that'll prove you don't need to drop $100 to achieve the perfect glittery eye. Though your skills may lead people to believe you did.

    Promising review: "This palette definitely surpassed my expectations. I didn’t want to spend $85 for the Huda nude palette so I went with this since it looked like the perfect dupe. It is so amazing. Its pigmentations surprised me since they are rich in color with little fallout. If you're looking for an expensive palette, but want to pay a fraction of the cost, then this is the nude palette to get." —Crystalclaw13

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Your friends when you're suddenly this fancy new person:


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