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    38 Perfect Products If Your Aesthetic Is Bougie On A Budget

    Welcome to the club of *finer* (but inexpensive) things.

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    1. A mulberry silk sleep mask if you've been scrolling around for a comfy-chic sleep aid — this has "do not disturb and take my money" written all over it. The pillowy-soft covering blocks out light, is adjustable, and will sit on your peepers comfortably, so you can drift off to dreamtown knowing you spent little to no money on it.

    The black silk mask

    Promising review: "Very nicely made mask. It's pure black, no stitching imperfections, quality strap. Honestly surprised at quality for the very reasonable price I paid. Can't sleep without it! My daughter loves them too." —Vulcan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in eight colors).

    2. A frosted reusable water bottle so beautiful — I didn't think it was possible to fall in love with something that keeps tabs on my hydration levels. I mean, would you just look at that gold cap? And not to mention the simple but totally effective timestamp design! Honestly, we adore a product that makes us feel thrifty and less thirsty.

    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with this bottle! It’s sleek and elegant, the right size to carry with you everywhere you go! The BEST part about it is the bottle has time markers to remind me to drink water and stay hydrated! I haven’t found anything like this on the market! I 100% recommend this product!!!!" —Karina Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. Stackable geometric catchall trays that are so cute, inexpensive, and functional, reviewers use them for everything from serving food, displaying jewelry, and even crafting.

    The pastel colored trays stacked and holding a mug of coffee

    Promising review: "I love the trays. I use them on my dresser for jewelry. The pastel colors are beautiful. The sellers pics are spot on. Adorable and exactly what I wanted." —Piper

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A knotted headband because, for you, dressing up for work meetings now consists of pairing sweats with perfectly done hair and a cute accessory to keep strands in one place. This meets that criteria and won't break the bank, ergo — I think you need one in every color.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I have an average/bigger noggin so most hats and headbands don’t fit or are uncomfortable. I’ve worn this for three hours and forgot I had it in. Made well and has nice strong fabric. I want the black one now." —Candice Lirette

    Get it from Forever 21 for $4.99 (available in three colors).

    5. Cutout pointed ankle booties for when you feel prepared to retire your snow shoes — because this seriously gorge spring-ready style that only look "influencer" expensive, will be waiting. And, what's that sound? Oh, it's just your high-waisted cropped jeans calling out for their new soulmates., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these faux suede/animal print boots! They're easy to slip on and off and they're super cute, cool and comfy. I thought for the price, they'd look like cheap. But, they don't. I'm totally impressed! I'm gonna check out more booties by Katliu." —Diane Patterson

    Get them from Amazon for $19.46+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

    6. Cute and customizable spice labels if minimalist packaging in Sans Serif fonts has you heart-eyed. This is an affordable and aesthetically pleasing way to clean up that overrun spice drawer *and* with these on display, you'll finally be able to distinguish the parsley from the oregano.

    Three jars of spices with the labels parsley, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper

    These come in customizable and standard label options, which include popular spice names like: Allspice, Black Pepper, Cayenne, etc.

    Real + Vibrant is a woman-owned small business based in Seattle that specializes in modern labels for your home and kitchen.

    Get them from RealAndVibrant on Etsy for $10+ (available in multiple sizes).

    7. A marble salt bowl that will add so much elegance and class to your seasoning offerings. And no one at your virtual dinner party has to know that these cost less than $10!

    Top shot image of a sprig of thyme and marble bowls with different seasonings inside each

    Promising review: "Hefty, low price, and good look to it. I bought it for a medieval dinner party to store salt. It has an old style feel to it. It looks great on my table. I also smashed soft butter into it, smoothed off the top with a butter knife and served the bread on a cutting board with the little bowl as a butter holder. It was very attractive for this purpose. I'm going to order a couple more. I got the idea from a restaurant that served butter in little miniature ramekins." —dchem

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    8. Satin pillowcases because how else are you supposed to get your beauty rest if you're not laying on something that makes you feel like actual royalty? These will shape up to be a divine (but affordable) accompaniment to your bedroom decor, while the matte satin finish will keep your hair tangle- and frizz-free.

    The light pink pillowcase laying on a dressed pillow

    Promising review: "My daughter has extremely curly hair, and using these pillowcases helps to keep her hair free of knots and tangles. I will definitely be ordering more sets! Great product at a great price!" —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (two in a pack; available in 17 colors).

    9. A Conair wand curling iron that works like magic to help even first-time wand users achieve soft, salon-worthy ringlets and beachy waves on a budget. This only takes 30 seconds to heat up and has a 1.5-inch ceramic iron.

    Reviewer showing off her curls achieved by using the wand

    Promising review: "I was hesitant at first to buy this iron. I thought only expensive ones were worth purchasing, but I didn't want to shell out another $150. I have long hair and my curls are usually gone by lunchtime. This little iron is light and easy to use but more importantly, the curl holds all day!" —Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $21.78 (available in four wand sizes)

    10. A chic pair of sunglasses that look $$$, but actually cost less than a fancy salad. I'm telling you, beloved reader, if you've been searching for a rectangular style like this — these beauties are IT.

    Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Hey friends! That's me masked-up, wearing the brown tortoise style that I am obSESSED with. They make me feel so fancy and look ah-mazing with a sleek, pulled back bun, might I add. I get so many compliments when I wear them and people are floored when I tell them the price. You need these.

    Promising review: "These glasses were exactly what I was looking for, so cute and so trendy and the perfect fit. Also super impressed with the quality, the lenses are super clear, not foggy like some "cheap" sunglasses you buy. Love these, so cheap and so worth it!" —Josie Beattie

    Get them from Amazon for $12.19 (available in nine styles).

    11. A decorative rose gold wine stopper to preserve your favorite bottle of red and ensure that your Prosecco never falls flat. Mmm *pretends to take a sip out of a wine glass* I'm getting notes of looks great on a bar cart with hints of I didn't pay more than $10 for this.

    Promising review: "These are so pretty and just what I was hoping for. The color matches the pictures perfectly and they work well to keep my wine fresh. They're good quality and match the rose gold theme I'm going for in my kitchen." —Kendrick King

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39 (available in a two pack and in two colors).

    12. A delicate layered bracelet that adds a simple touch of elegance to any outfit, and the easiest way to show you have some taste — even if you decide to pair it with your two-day sweats.

    Model wearing layered gold bracelet

    Promising review: "SO pretty, I have gotten many compliments on this bracelet! I have been looking for a delicate simple bracelet that goes with everything so I don’t have to take it off, and I’ll be honest... I haven’t taken it off since I put it on two months ago. It has not faded or changed color at all, I shower with it on and everything. For this price it is an AMAZING buy and I’ll definitely be purchasing again from this brand." —Erin S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in 19 styles).

    13. A brass outlet plate for anyone who has their home filled to the brim with unique and cheap antique finds. These snazzy covers fit that aesthetic and save you from having to go to a flea market during quarantine. Win-win!,

    Promising review: "So pretty and at a great price! I replaced all the switch covers and it makes the room a bit more fancy. Love them!" —Toni

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five styles).

    14. A divinely cozy wrap sweater that feels like a wearable blanket and will look outrageously good with any and every loungewear item — as well as your favorite denim. This new closet staple might exude high-end luxury, but the reality? It costs well under $50.

    Model wearing pink fluffy criss-cross sweater
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is woman-owned fashion business based out of Brisbane, Australia that specialize in gorgeous apparel and accessories fit for an OOTD hashtag.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $35.95 (available in sizes 4–14).

    15. A cutesy little nonstick griddle for when you're ready to fulfill that "brunch in bed" coupon you gave your roomie in exchange for skipping out on dishes. This money-saving kitchen device takes up minimal space and is super easy to use, which means even a cooking newb will be able to figure it out.


    It comes with a book of recipes plus access to an online database with even more!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this little gem. The portion size is perfect for one and you can get creative. It cooks stir-fry-size meats quickly and perfectly. It makes a grilled cheese on a small bun perfectly and cooks an egg perfectly. Clean up is so easy and quick; I love not messing up a pan and the stove. I like to eat, but for me, cooking for one is not especially fun. This is almost fun and so easy. All I really use now is this, the microwave, and a coffee pot. The kitchen stays immaculate!" —Jaiyen

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

    16. A museum-worthy hair accessory to decorate your 'do and keep it off your face. Because bad hair days? We don't know them anymore thanks to alligator teeth grips and funky ~new wave~ designs.


    Chunks is an Asian woman-owned small business that creates artistic hair pieces in durable plant-like materials and smile-inducing designs.

    Get a one or two pack from Chunks for $5+ (available in three colors).

    17. Luxe marble coasters that have gold foil edges to make watermarks think twice about going anywhere near your precious coffee table. And this set looks three-dollar-signs fancy, but in reality costs less than $25.

    The marble coasters with gold foil trim

    Promising review: "These are made very well. I've had them for quite a while and have not noticed any flaking from the gold foil. I've scratched them by accident and still did not notice any flaking. They're really heavy, which was a nice surprise. Each coaster has a difference marble design so they're not all the same. The bottom of the coasters have a velvet-like material to keep them in place, which works. Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase and will be ordering more!" — Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. An affordably attractive razor to do one of your least favorite tasks. If you so choose to remove stubble, this bathroom beauty provides five blades cushioned within skin guards to make irritation a problem we're tossing out with our old blunt shaver.

    Athena Club

    And this comes with a magnetic holder for easy storage!

    Promising review: "Just buy it! This is the best razor I have ever used. I have very sensitive skin. Razors are usually agitating to my skin during use with added sensitivity after shaving. This was the closest most comfortable shave. I have not had any agitation or discomforts. My skin feels amazing. There is also the added benefit of how nice the razor looks." —Taryn S.

    Get it from Athena Club for $9 (available in six colors).

    19. A tulle ruffle-shoulder bodysuit that, I'm sorry, looks like a *bajillion* dollars, but in actuality costs less than 20?! You're gonna want this in your wardrobe since Zoom birthdays are far from being over — and you never show up to a party (virtual or otherwise) underdressed.,

    Promising review: "Love this bodysuit!! I wore it for my birthday brunch and felt bougie in all the right ways! I had a ton of girls ask me where I got it and they were shocked when I told them Amazon." —Cassidy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors and styles).

    20. A shower eucalyptus bundle for a dreamy Insta-worthy aesthetic that will also transform your showertime into a deeply relaxing spa experience (for a lot less than a day trip to said spa!).

    The eucalyptus bunch hanging in a shower

    The steam from the shower releases the aromas of fresh eucalyptus which opens up sinuses and fuels relaxation. It even comes with a stainless steel stick-on hook for easy hangin'!

    Promising review: "So impressed! It made such a difference in my shower. It was a major upgrade to the space and the experience. Arrived in great condition and looks just like pictures. Plus the included hook made for quick, easy and sturdy hanging. Highly recommend!" —Tara Finkelstein

    Get it from EucalyptusBlooms on Etsy for $14.44+ (available in four sizes).

    21. An elegant diffuser to purify the stale indoor air you're breathing day in, day out. This aromatherapy gadget will fill your home with calming scents and is both easy on the eye and wallet!

    The wood-design diffuser

    It has an LED light that can be set to seven soothing colors and there are four timer settings that can last up to six hours of operation.

    Promising review: "This diffuser is so nice! It’s great for a larger area. I have one in my living room, and one in the kitchen...and the diffuser does an excellent job at filing the rooms with scent. They are also beautiful, and match my decor perfectly." —Nicole Nipper

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    22. A long-line coat for an outdoor look that only looks expensive and will keep you warm in weather that is best described as "OMG, I can see my breath."

    Reviewer wearing tan coat

    Promising review: "I wanted a longish coat in this basic style. I started by ordering a big name brand, but the fit was so weird and wrong, I returned it. So, I ordered this one for one-third the price I'd paid for the fancy brand, and holy moley, I love this coat! It's a boxy fit, for sure, but I actually like that because I usually layer and have on both a shirt and bulky sweater beneath it. I've been wearing this coat now for several weeks, through snow and single digit temperatures, and it's surprisingly warm and very comfortable. It's holding up well. I love the deep pockets, and I love the long length. For this price, you really can't go wrong! I like it enough I'm seriously considering ordering a second one in a different color." —Mntnstorm

    Get it from Amazon for $58.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and five colors).

    23. A digital alarm clock that even a nonmorning person can agree is a beautiful piece of technology. The sleek mirrored design will instantly elevate any bedside table, and it has charging ports so you can ensure you have enough juice to check your bank app to see all the money you saved., @miriam. gin1 / Via

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock... sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the B-Jesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59+ (available in two colors).

    24. A chic and snuggle-worthy set of satin pajamas with a wrap front belt, because you're at your best when you're comfy and dressed in something that only feels like a million bucks.

    Model wearing the salmon colored set

    Get it from Boohoo for $22 (available in sizes 4–12).

    25. Criss-cross slippers that your feet *need* if you're someone who is perpetually cold. And it doesn't hurt that they come in ultra cute colors and patterns for less than their brand name equivalents.,

    Promising review: "These are the best, softest, most luxurious slippers I’ve ever had! The price is so affordable and the pictures definitely do the product justice. They’re fluffy and so cozy. During this stressful pandemic, I wanted a pair of super soft and cozy slippers that help me to just take the stress away. I am so glad that I came across this product. I will be ordering more and gifting them to friends and family!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5–10.5 and eight colors).

    26. A Victrola record player if your musical tastes have ever led you to say, "everything just sounds better on vinyl." This budget-friendly sound system comes in a carrying case, is ideal if you're building up your record collection, and is guaranteed to just look fab in any room of your home (thanks to the 30+ color choices!).,

    This retro-style turntable has three speeds and built-in bluetooth speakers.

    Promising review: "Cute, practical, and fun. The bluetooth function makes it instantly versatile. Note that it must be connected to power, it doesn't have a battery like I first expected. The suitcase itself seems to be made out of a light wood, so it is not too heavy. I bought this in the eggshell blue color and it goes perfectly with fairy lights and a vintage map I have on my wall. Would definitely recommend to college students or anyone looking for an affordable vinyl player!" —Sarah Bethany Nilsen

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in 35 colors).

    27. A faux fur-collared denim jacket that'll keep you warm from wind chill and should have been added to your outerwear collection, like, yesterday. Throw this on for your next field trip to the grocery store, and trust me, you will not go unnoticed.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (originally $44.99 available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors; also available in additional sizes).

    28. Gold snail hydrogel eye patches for affordable luxury that look and feel like you're receiving a royal treatment. These soothing masks reduce the appearance of dark circles and plump up sunken undereyes after just 30 minutes of use.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this product. For very little, you receive a lot of masks and they really do make an impact. I can tell my under-eye area looks firmer and brighter after I use them. They longer they stay on, the better. Under-eye concealer applies beautifully after using them. The gel patches stick better to my small face than the paper eye patches I’ve tried in the past." —Amanda Blaum

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read our full review on PetitfeeGold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches here (#3).

    29. A handheld milk frother to achieve a coffeeshop-priced latte from your apartment — with the added perk of not having to hear your name called out incorrectly. Ta-ta to the days of giving a fake, more pronounceable name at coffee chains, because I will now be creating thick, whipped lattes with luxe kitchenware in the comfort of my own home!


    These'll need AA batteries so you can create Insta-worthy lattes instantly.

    Promising review: "Great little frother! I love the wood grain aesthetic, much prettier than your average random plastic color kitchen appliance. Makes a very frothy beverage so it’s equally stylish and useful. Keep in mind batteries not included so make sure you have two double A's!" —Nashvillian

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five finishes).

    30. Prepara taco shell holders that take style notes from fancy ceramic prints to make taco night worthy of an above-view pic. This pretty little stand definitely gets you your money's worth since its reversible — so you can easily assemble two or three shells within the holder and keep the one's you're not munchin' on intact.

    Two tacos in the multi-colored decorative taco holder

    Promising review: "Beautiful little work of art — both sides! What a great little tray. Love this thing. We've used both sides (for two and three tacos) and it's just the perfect amount of space for average-sized tacos. We like it because it's not solid all the way along the bottom of the taco, so the taco shells stay crunchy on both ends. (They don't get soft and break apart as they tend to when they're in contact with a surface the entire time they sit.) This blue one is so pretty I want to hang it on the wall but nobody will let me. So I leave it sitting out!" —KeeKee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    31. An ornate vanity tray so you can fashion a tabletop bar in a pinch if you don't have the square footage to accommodate a full-sized cart. And, honestly, you can use this for anything from bevs to beauty products — ahhh, affordable luxury never looked so good!


    Promising review: "I’m so glad I found this vanity organizer! It’s so pretty than what I expected. Pretty gold color, too. It looks expensive and sturdy. Even though the size is just right for my perfumes and make up, I still wish they made larger sizes to choose from but, I’m happy with my purchase. For the price I paid, I would like to buy more. It’s worth it!" —LiStokes

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    32. A natural toothpaste and metal tube roller that'll lure you in with its appealing, pastel packaging and keep you around for the effective whitening properties.

    Product shot of the toothpaste in mint green packaging with clear white writing

    Promising review: "I love that the metal tube is recyclable. I give this as a gift. It feels fancy. It tastes mildly minty and isn't foamy. It cleans my teeth better than any other toothpaste I've tried, natural or otherwise." —

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    33. A coconut lip scrub that'll transport you to your expensive dream vacay on the beach where piña coladas are being served up all day. Travel and accommodations are not included with the purchase of this scrub, but buttery soft lips for less sure are!


    This stuff is even vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven't felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. If you are someone who doesn't want (or doesn't have the resources) to make a homemade scrub then — coming from a current college student who definitely doesn't have the resources or time to make their own — get this and it will be worth it!! —Shaneil

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    34. A coordinated two-piece set, because loungewear that matches and looks more polished (hello, cable knit!) is the perfect formula for a warm and fancy at-home look. And it's up to you if you wanna dress it up in heels or slippers, because *clearly* you can't go wrong either way.,

    Promising review: "Style, material, and fit were all as expected and as shown in the pictures. Really hope they make more colors!" —Annika

    Get it from Amazon for $25.59+ (available in sizes S–L and 16 different styles of set).

    35. A faux croc cross-body that has designer drip all over it and features a single handle with a removable strap. We love a unique style choice that won't make a dent in our cheat week allowance.

    The black crossbody with a top handle and removable strap
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $7.99 (originally $17.99).

    36. A set of gold metal feet to give your furniture new life and instantly ~elevate~ your TV console and couch's aesthetic. Hello, Pinterest-worthy DIY task that didn't cost me my paycheck!

    Promising review: "We renovated to a more modern-industrial look and wanted to keep our mid-century modern slate blue-grey sofa. Unfortunately, it has no legs. So to bring it into a more contemporary style, we added these legs. We are thrilled with how it turned out! Really made the couch look new again and the subtle styling blends in well with our new surroundings. The price was amazing. I would get these again in any size." —Lorine Thiele

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.98 (available in four sizes and three colors).

    37. A set of ~luxe~ velvet slip covers to update your drab, worn-in sitting area with a living room glow up that is a lot more affordable than buying a brand-new couch. And it couldn't be easier for a DIY newb since you just slide these babies over your seating area and secure them with nonslip straps.

    This four-piece set comes with a base cover and three individual cushion covers.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $46.49 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    38. A set of nail adhesives for anyone who would a) rather opt for a DIY mani, and b) doesn't have the patience to wait for lacquer to dry or the ability to keep their nails scuff-free after painting them. In two simple steps of peel and press, you can ~nail~ salon-worthy results in little to no time.

    Reviewer with press-on nails

    Promising review: "I love these nails. I grabbed them in a hurry for a girls weekend and had no time for a salon visit. I put these on in the car and was instantly impressed. I got so many compliments. The ladies assumed I had a professional mani. They stayed on really well; through hair styling, showering, cooking, etc. They look great, feel great and I know they're not going anywhere until I'm ready to remove them. I so love these. I love gel manicures, just not crazy about sitting in nail salons for hours. I don't love paying $30-$40 per visit and feeling obligated to do it all over again in two weeks when they grow out. I've tried DIY gel manicures which didn't quite work out. And regular polish chips after one day. This is so quick, simple and best of all for me a big time and money saver. I'll buy these over and over again." —MrsDavis

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

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