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    27 Cheap Things That'll Make You Look Fancier Than You Really Are

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    1. A delicate bralette so even your ta-tas get some much-deserved pampering.

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    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in three colors and sizes 0X–3X).

    2. An impressive eyeshadow palette with gorgeous neutral hues and a price tag that won't make you blink.

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    Promising Review: "I was looking for some nude eyeshadows, but some are so expensive, and I can't justify spending that much. So when I came across this palette, I decided to give it a try, and wow I am so happy with my purchase! This palette is so pretty, and the shadow is so smooth and easy to apply." —Monica from A Southern Girls Bookshelf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 or Jet for $6.23.

    3. A vibrant hanging lamp that'll shed light on how little you can spend to get the modern pad of your dreams.

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    Can be used indoors and outdoors. Each product includes 30 pieces (which you assemble together like a jigsaw puzzle). Comes with lamp cord.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A gilded makeup organizer in case you want to spruce up your drugstore brands.

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    Promising Review: "For being such a nice price, this was a really good buy. It's cute, and I now have something to better display all of my perfumes, body mists, and lotions in a presentable way." —Geekella

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. A pair of mermaid scale leggings for a chance to feel like the fanciest of all the sea creatures.

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    Promising Review: "These are super cute! The mermaid pattern is very subtle, just as I was hoping. They're stretchy, very comfortable, and look really cute with a nice casual top." —Liberty R

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors).

    6. A pair of flower earrings if your bank account isn't budding, but your style would like the opportunity.

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    Promising Review: "I'm surprised at how affordable as these are, because of how great they look and feel. You can actually get two looks: just the post with the bar, or use the back to add the leaf shape in back." —LH

    Get them from Amazon for $5.49.

    7. A game of prosecco pong, because you can't risk being seen drinking the peasant choice, beer.

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    Get it from Firebox for $19.79.

    8. A gold mirror that'll look great as either an upscale tray or hanging on the wall. Or switch back and forth — we're on a budget.

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    Get it from Walmart for $19.26.

    9. An array of magical makeup brushes so you can swipe something almost as satisfying as your debit card.

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    Promising Review: "I am absolutely amazed by these brushes! The quality is top-notch, and the design is just beautiful! The way they glide across the skin is like butter, and they are very comparable to high end brushes! I am a makeup artist, and I would have to honestly say these are the best brushes I ever bought thus far." —Kyle

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.14 or a six-pack on Jet.

    10. A luxurious face mask for a cheap trip to the spa — AKA your couch.

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    Promising Review: "I absolutely adore this! I'm a skin care freak, so I've tried nearly everything out there, and this is so unique! It is the only mask that has left my skin GLOWING!" —Tori Stephens

    Get it from Amazon for $13.25 or Jet for $19.97.

    11. An elaborate pair of foldable flats with more pizazz than you'll ever find until the day you can afford Louboutins.

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    Promising Review: "These shoes are awesome!! They fit like a glove. Don't think twice ladies — if you like jewels and a comfortable shoe, then this is the one." —Carroll

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors and sizes 5–9.5).

    12. An off-the-shoulder velvet top if you want to shrug off unreasonable requests like "don't spend all your money on clothes."

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    13. A lipstick-sized portable charger in case you "left your backup phone at home" and need a little juice.

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    Recharges in 3-4 hours for one charge (14 hours talktime) on an iPhone 6, almost one full charge on a Galaxy S6, or one full charge on most other phones.

    Promising Review: "It is a cool charger. It is sturdy, and it looks fancy. It has enough juice to fully charge a nexus5 phone completely with a fully discharged battery. I strongly recommend this charger." —Paul Fung

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A mirrored box for storing diamonds or Chanel perfume — or at least that's what we'll say.

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    Promising Review: " I love it — it looks much fancier than my previous brush holders that I was using." —Sara G. Blough

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    15. A pair of rhinestone tights to give 'em the ol' razzle dazzle (how can they see with sequins in their eyes?).

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    Promising Review: "These are absolutely all the bling any woman can ever want. There are a lot of rhinestones that are large enough to be seen." —Gary - Sue

    Get them from Amazon for $12.85 (available in three styles; one size).

    16. A phone case with moving glitter if you need to look extra good while calling about your student loans.

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    Get it from Valfre for $16 (available in iPhone 6/6S,7/7+8/8+).

    17. A set of sparkling hair pins for a head-turning effect wherever you go.

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    Promising Review: "Very pretty pins — the rhinestones are nice and sparkly, not dull like cheap crystals. The base pins are good quality. I was afraid that these would look cheap, but they definitely do not." —Tanya T Stankunas

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.89.

    18. A salt rock lamp, since normal lightbulbs just won't do the *trick* anymore.

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    Promising Review: "I wanted this lamp for my living room to be able to vary up the lighting options. It looks great, and I love that the light is adjustable so you can create the perfect mood lighting" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 or Jet for $26.10.

    19. A glimmering druzy collection, because you don't have to wait for someone to put a ring on it when you've got (imaginary) cash.

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    Promising Review: "Beautiful ring for the price! Received tons of compliments! Everyone thinks it's Kendra Scott, which is overrated, anyway." —NnOD

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A furry vest that'll be great over your everyday leggings — just promise to wash them once in a while.

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

    21. A luxe laptop case so you can have solace while working for the medium bucks.

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    Promising Review: "I love this case; it looks so elegant and good on my Macbook, I can't wait to take out my laptop so everyone can see how pretentious I am. Seriously, extremely cute and looks great on a desk." —Jacklyne

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 11 colors). Fits for Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch.

    22. An elegant bathroom accessory that won't mind that you wait until your dentist appointments to get your free toothbrushes.

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    Promising Review: "It is easy to fill and clean, and it looks VERY classy! I love it." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

    23. A silk pillow case if you want to be honest when you say "I woke up like this."

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    Promising Review: "These are wonderful, beautiful silk pillowcases. They feel high-quality without being way too expensive." —Birte D Klug

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 32 colors and three sizes).

    24. A gingham top with show-stopping bows that'll make you want to turn your back on overpriced clothing.

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    Promising Review: "Cute, cute top. The material is so nice." —Kelly Pauker

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    25. A pair of embellished velvet flats so you can put your best foot forward without making your bank account take a step back.

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    Get them from Target for $39.99 (available in two colors and sizes 6–11).

    26. A (faux) diamond duo that'll keep you stylishly covered while you ~crawl~ your way up the ladder.

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    Promising Review: "I can not express enough how pretty these are in person. I would never know they're not real diamonds — they're striking. I could not believe the quality for this price." —Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 or Jet for $24.99.

    27. A copper cocktail shaker who won't spill that it's full of Barton (but seriously, please spend the five extra dollars on something else).

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    Promising Review: "This is beautiful, and I think it looks even better than pictured. Arrived quickly, and works great." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 or Jet for $18.91.

    Feast your eyes, everyone:

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