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    Feb 16, 2020

    35 Things Under $20 That'll Help You Feel Super Luxurious

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    1. A gorgeously-packaged lipstick so you can flaunt a sophisticated red lip all the time and become a work of art yourself.

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    Promising review: "The package of this lip is delicate, even more beautiful than my Tom Ford. It's a matte lip, not very dry even though I don’t use the balm as a base. I used this lip every day last week, and almost every day someone asked me about this. I love it and recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four shades).

    See what won best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A cloud-shaped bath bomb that'll take you on a trip to ☁️ cloud nine ☁️ thanks to its nourishing shea butter and relaxing lavender scent. Is there a fancier way to relax? I think not.

    Bahari Blossom / Etsy

    Promising review: "I'm a repeat customer; these are such beautiful products and make great gifts." —copperheartglassart

    Get it from Bahari Blossom on Etsy for $6.07, or get a similar set of four cloud-shaped bath bombs from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. And! A drain cover to get your luxurious bath right up to the tippy-top so you can reach peak relaxation. Feel free to move in to your tub.

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    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know...THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone! Be careful if you have a refinished tub, as I do...remove those suctions SUPER gently and don't let them stick on too hard. Technically you're not supposed to use suctions with a refinished tub." —Anonymous

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

    4. A pearl-studded headband, because it's about time you start sporting the tiara you deserve. This absolutely means you should start getting royal treatment.

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    Promising review: "I had ordered some headbands from Amazon in the past that felt much more cheap. I was shocked at the quality of this one (I ordered black) and it's beautiful and classy in person. I’m going to be ordering more colors!" —Ciara Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 12 styles).

    5. A pair of stylish snake earrings for upgrading all of your outfits with deceptively expensive jewelry. A snake *would* be involved in fool's gold — not that we're complaining.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I really enjoy wearing these earrings. They are a great statement piece and a good, reasonable size. They are also not heavy. I would definitely recommend." —dinaaa

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in two colors).

    6. A set of quartz crystals so you can chicly decorate your bedroom with eye-catching gemstones — all without dimming your bank account.

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    Promising review: "They're gorgeous! I absolutely love them and I already feel a great energy in my room. I keep them on my bedside table. They’re smaller than I imagined but nonetheless I still love them. I can’t wait to purchase more for my home and to meditate with." —Megan

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.95.

    7. A sheer mock-neck top that'll leave you so ✨starry-eyed✨, you'll forget this *isn't* the most expensive part of your outfit.

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    Promising review: "I needed a cute shirt to go out in at the last minute and was so happy to find this on Amazon. I've seen similar designs on some of those trendy Instagram boutiques and this is pretty much the same design for a better price. It looks beautiful in person and in photographs – several people have asked me where I got the top." —Karen Yoon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors).

    8. Peggy Dean's Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor, a book of gorgeous drawing and watercolor tutorials to start a new ~cultured~ hobby of illustrating your own artwork to hang up.

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    Promising review: "Peggy Dean writes as though you are sitting down with one another, over a cup of coffee, talking about art and asking her for pointers to help you get going in your own direction. I LOVE this book. It covers everything. Every and any question I had when starting my art hobby is answered in this book, from the best pens, to the best water set up for your brushes. But it's so much more than just that. She goes through techniques, steps, and what works best so that you can ultimately be the best at your art!" —ajduvall

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Need supplies? Get them from Amazon: a watercolor palette for $14.10 and a set of eight watercolor brushes for $13.99.

    9. A bottle of Radha rosehip oil, because this'll create a seemingly luxe routine by delivering all the results of designer skincare: it tackles redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers say they've ditched $$$ labels and now have *glowing*, healing skin!

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    Promising review: "This is seriously the darkest-colored rosehip oil I've seen. It's like a deep bright amber-y orange color. So it must be good! Somehow it seems more moisturizing and nourishing to my complexion than my last rosehip oil which was from a good brand and more expensive for a smaller size. This will last so much longer and I feel more inclined to use it on my body more, rather than my face only. Super excited about this rosehip oil!" —Taylor Ann Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems". And! This is "certified organic", which you can learn about in "Here's What "Certified Organic" Actually Means".

    10. A tarot-inspired tapestry for stylishly covering your bare walls and redesigning your space to mimic the ~good fortune~ you deserve — no need to splurge on expensive art.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m absolutely obsessed with this! The colors are really vibrant and pretty, it doesn’t look cheap, and the fabric is really smooth and light. I wasn’t worried about ripping it or it falling down or anything, which is sometimes the case with tapestry I’ve bought elsewhere. This was so worth the price." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $12.51+ (available in four sizes).

    11. And! A set of LED string lights so you can make your new tapestry the focal point of your room *and* create a luxurious atmosphere for your whole place.

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    Promising review: "I love these lights!! These transformed my idea to creating the project, which turned my room into a comfort zone for me and all for a price that’s unbeatable. Not to mention, one single string of lights can go a LONG way. It looks like lights in the air connected to nothing; it’s awesome quality!" —KYoung

    Get a set of 300 from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. A backless satin gown that'll make you wonder why you ever even OWNED a little black dress the minute you realize how glam this makes you feel — feel free to demand a red carpet in your honor.

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    Promising review: "I fell in love with a dress like this on another website but it was out of my budget. I went on a hunt and found this one. I was hesitant at first, because the price was too good to be true so I expected the dress not to be so great. WELL I WAS WRONG! This dress fits beautiful, I felt like royalty! I bought this for a photoshoot with my kids and I am obsessed." —Barbara L

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–1X and 24 colors and patterns).

    13. Floral Libations, an impossibly chic recipe book for floral drinks to seriously upgrade your entertaining skills (plum rosewater gin, anyone?). Not to mention, this'll quickly become your favorite new coffee table book.

    Anthropologie

    It has 41 recipes for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

    Promising review: "It has been so much fun to try these drinks. They are easy to make once you have the ingredients and are such a joy to 'spring' on your friends and family." —Zane

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 or Anthropologie for $16.95.

    14. A set of gold foil vitamin C masks, because these'll brighten your skin *and* your day when you "indulge" in such a fancy skincare routine. They combine lemon fruit extract and antioxidants to revitalize and hydrate your complexion — all while leaving you ~glowing~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved this! I’m not typically a huge face mask person, but these actually fit my face unlike others that are sometimes huge and make my face feel disproportionate. My skin looked so hydrated the next morning, making me realize I need to use these more!" —Sarah

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $15 (available in 11 other formulas).

    15. A handheld milk foamer for making 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.

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    It's battery operated, so hand-wash!

    Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" —Gav's mama

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    16. A deck of beautifully-illustrated cards inspired by our most *distinguished* artists so you can stylishly decorate your desk and show off your ~fine taste~. This may be the closest we get to collecting art, and I don't hate it.

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    Each card has some words of inspiration based on the artist. You'll also get a booklet featuring the artists' biographies and instructions on how to use the cards.

    Promising review: "I originally purchased them for myself at the Cleveland Museum of Art and I just fell in love with them. I'm not confident in doing any sort of reading with them, but I thought the presentation was absolutely beautiful. I thought it included a great array of artists. I recently bought a second set of these cards as a gift for a friend. I think any art lover, especially witchy art lovers, would appreciate them." —Olivia

    Get a deck of 50 from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A highly-pigmented eyeshadow palette with nine shimmering and matte shades that'll inspire even us makeup lovers with designer taste to feel impressed by this payoff of bold hues.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this brand so much! Their packaging is beautiful and the makeup is super pigmented. It lasts throughout my 12-hour shifts as a nurse. The shimmery colors on the eyeshadow palette shimmer, but are not too over-the-top. I always get complements on my makeup." —Heather Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two color combos).

    18. A ruffled floral skirt to live out your Marie Antoinette dreams in absolute style. Not sure how the world would feel about powdered wigs, but I say go for it.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    19. A pair of glass dispenser bottles, because these'll instantly update your bathroom counters and make your drugstore soap and lotion brands look 100% more expensive.

    Amazon

    This comes with two 16-ounce glass bottles, two black lotion pump toppers, two metal lids, and two erasable chalk labels.

    Promising review: "I really like these, as they are pretty neutral and look way better than having a plastic disposable bottle on the counter. They hold a lot of product and it's nice not to have to refill the soap and lotion containers weekly anymore. The pumps have been awesome and sturdy so far!" —Amy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.50 (available in two colors).

    20. A faux leather crossbody for giving your ensembles a sophisticated flair without spending department store prices. Who knew it could be this cheap to feel so en vogue?

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    Did I mention its *multiple* compartments and pockets?

    Promising review: "The bag doesn't look big at all. It's perfect to carry over the shoulder for events, parties, or travel. However, there are several compartments inside the bag and made it so much more useful. The outside material feels smooth and looks luxurious." —Kat Eye

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

    21. A duo of teeth-whitening pens so you can get pearly whites without spending a lot of *green*. Plus, their soft-bristle brushes are easier to use on uneven teeth than strips, thanks to their 360° application.

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    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 set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    See what won best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. A mini cast iron skillet that'll hold its weight against more expensive culinary brands due to its impressive heat retention and even cooking. It's so cheap you can buy a few as a set to make ~gourmet~ desserts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these. I use them for individual cast iron skillet cookies. They make a great presentation, and the best thing is I can cheat and use the refrigerated cookies so its a quick on-hand dessert. With a scoop of ice cream, you are a star." —Cabinlife

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in nine sizes).

    See what won best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    23. A pack of orchid plant food spikes to finally successfully care for these elegant but d-i-f-f-i-c-u-l-t flowers. These'll give them the needed nutrition to fully bloom so your home looks like a place of class, and not where you desperately put ice cubes into the pot until they died.

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    Cut one spike in half at a time and replace every two months.

    Promising review: "My thumb is not green. Normally any orchids I buy never last that long, and the flowers start falling off right away. I did some research and found that orchids need plant food; I had no idea. I bought a new orchid and one of the branches had all the flowers falling off, except for one branch. So I bought this plant food and inserted the spikes as directed. Since then, none of the other flowers have fallen off. Nearly two months later, and the remaining flowers are still in full bloom and beautiful!!! Just wish I used it sooner. Hopefully the other flowers that fell off before will start to bloom back." —Bstar

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $5.10.

    Or! Get a set of 48 Miracle-Gro plant food spikes ($2.24 on Amazon) for every other kind of plant!

    24. A velvet sponge, because this'll make your beauty routine feel extra luxurious every morning. Not only is it *super* soft, but it blends and contours better than most traditional sponges — meaning, you're about to have a new set of "skills".

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    They can be used wet or dry, and have three sides for different effects: its pointy top is great for contouring eyes and lips, the slanted edge for blending setting powders and covering your under-eyes, and the flat bottom for applying makeup to the larger areas of your face, like your forehead, cheeks, and chin.

    Promising review: "Woah! This sponge is revolutionary. I’m a sponge snob and will never go back to any other sponge. Let’s just say, with my old brand, it would take a full pump of foundation to cover my face. With this sponge, I tried my full pump and ended up being covered in more layers of foundation than I could count. Learned my lesson and only have to use 1/4 of a pump with this sponge, because it doesn’t soak your foundation up like other brands." —Lexi

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    25. A pair of faux leather loafers for staying on-trend with high-end styles without spending your entire paycheck on one pair of shoes.

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    Promising review: "I love these mules! I’ve been searching for a while for a white pair, but didn’t want to splurge on a more expensive pair. They are practically identical! They are so cute and go with so many things! Great buy!" —Emily Meyers

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and six colors).

    26. A champagne stopper so you don't to wait for a special occasion to pop some bubbly (as if). Now you can extend the life of your prosecco so your little fête never ends.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    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).

    27. An initial ring that'll make all your outfits feel a little more upscale, even when you're just wearing your usual jeans-and-tee combo.

    Amazon

    It's adjustable!

    Promising review: "It looks very good! It looks like real gold. I have worn it four times, with perfume and getting slightly wet, and it hasn’t tarnished one bit! So it's a great product, especially for the price!" —Belper

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in letters A–Z).

    28. 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.

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    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 set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    29. A faux leather watch with a unique second-tracking face, because this'll make accessorizing feel every bit as high-end than if you were to splurge on a Rolex (though people may believe you did).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I get compliments on this watch all the time. People think it's more expensive than want I paid for it. I love the big easy to read number and the clock minute hand. The dark colors are nice." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 17 styles).

    30. A pair of geometric metal bookends for a) having a reason to humblebrag about your impressive literary collection and b) adding an easy, elegant addition to your living room.

    Amazon

    Plus they're anti-rust and have padded bases!

    Promising review: "I love these bookends. They are light and look good on my desk. The design is exceptional and they have little pads on the bottom to protect furniture. Can’t beat the price and they were well-packed." —virginia s. logan

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    31. A floral lace bralette so you can make your undergarments feel as luxe as For Love & Lemons, but without having to say ta ta to your savings.

    Amazon

    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).

    32. An attachable wine aerator that'll 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.

    Amazon

    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 $12.95.

    33. A backless lace bodysuit to literally turn your back on dull, boring dressing. It's time for fancy ~looks~ all darn year.

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    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).

    34. A pair of velvet throw pillow covers, because it turns out you really only need these to make your old college couch look like it belongs in a coaster-needed zone.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered these to replace existing covers and they look and feel much more expensive than pictured. The fabric is very soft and the color is perfect!" —Carla David

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven sizes and 19 colors).

    These are slip covers — get a pair of pillow inserts from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in nine sizes).

    35. A pearl sunglasses chain for making your cheap sunglasses look designer *and* finding the chicest way possible to prevent losing your sunnies.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this eyeglass chain. It's beautiful and very functional. It goes with everything!!!" —Laurel M. Flythe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 17 styles).

    Check out why a BuzzFeed editor (above) calls this her ~grandma-chic~ hack in "Just 10 Things To Try In November".

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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