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    22 Things You'll Probably Assume Are More Expensive, But They're Not

    It turns out luxury doesn't always have too high a ~price~.

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    1. A vibrating facial cleanser with ~multiple speeds~ to upgrade your skincare routine *and* increase the effectiveness of your usual face wash with one simple tool. Why spend upwards of $150 on higher-end brands when this (much) cheaper bb will do the same 👏 darn 👏 thing 👏 when it comes to smoothing your complexion?

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    You can use the higher speeds with the front side to exfoliate, and the lower speeds and back to deep-cleanse pores. It's safe for sensitive skin!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.85 (available in three colours).

    2. A portable personal blender for always having delicious smoothies ~on hand~ to fight mid-afternoon slumps that you WON'T have to run out and buy. Aka, this'll save you money in the long run now that you can make your own! Win, win.

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    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    See what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. A pair of wireless earbuds for wishing cumbersome headphones adieu in favour of a high-quality, hands-free listening experience — without watching your savings plummet.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $42.99+ (available in two colours).

    See what won best wireless earbuds on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. A Dutch oven for finally beginning the sophisticated kitchen of your dreams. You can keep it on your countertops as some ~humblebrag decor~ and upgrade your cooking with Ina-approved meals. Considering it's less than most grocery bills, while other Dutch ovens hit the triple digits...this is the most approachable "investment" you'll see all day.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.54+ (available in three sizes and four colours).

    5. A windproof umbrella with a whopping 37 inches of coverage, as well as wind- and waterproof material that'll keep you just as dry as higher-priced alternatives could manage. It's actually reinforced with fibreglass ribs to withstand powerful gusts of wind and dries quickly, so you never leave puddles in your midst.

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    And! This company has lifetime replacement guarantee.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.95+.

    See why this won best budget windproof umbrella on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    6. A one-step hair dryer and styling brush, because your wrist is TIRED and wants you to straighten your hair in a more timely manner. Enter this bb with three temperature settings, two speeds, and ionic bristles to evenly distribute its straightening power — now your tresses will be dry AND blowout-worthy without any hair-raising bills.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.96 (available in two colours).

    7. A sophisticated slipcover so you can transform old, worn-out furniture into your new favourite statement piece by simply covering it with this. You just saved yourself HUNDREDS of dollars by not buying a new couch, my friend. Guess who can't tell the difference: everyone.

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    It comes in four sizes: for chair, love seat, recliner, or sofa! You can either get a chic pattern or a variety of colours in ~plush velvet~.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $51.32+ (available in four sizes and 12 colours and patterns).

    8. An electric toothbrush for inexpensively reaching the pinnacle of oral care. It works to drastically improve gum health and remove plaque and staining (which in turn will naturally whiten your teeth) — all by offering five brushing modes with ~40,000 micro-brushes~ per minute. All this for far less than leading toothbrush brands? Truly a reason to smile.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.95+ (available in four colours).

    See what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. A leak-proof stainless steel travel mug, because this'll keep your drinks hot for up to five hours and cold up to 12 hours — AND spilling your coffee will be virtually impossible to spill, thanks to this airtight, spill-proof lid. Even most $$$ thermoses can't follow through on these claims.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.09+ (available in three sizes and in 11 colours).

    10. A hooded travel pillow that'll prove you don't need to choose between privacy and neck support, like so many higher-end brands make you do. This'll help you comfortably dose off even in the middle seat when flying, block out pesky light, *and* make you feel hidden from the gaze of your seatmate.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.98+ (available in three colours).

    See what won best travel pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. A Revlon cream eyeshadow so you can deliver a bold, pigmented shade to your lids with a cream formula that's so darn rich it'll only take a dab of your finger — something we previously thought only happened after visiting the aisles of Sephora. NO LONGER.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.97 (available in 12 shades).

    12. A cold brew maker for breaking your habit of blowing $4 every morning on iced coffee, and instead making your own delicious blends. Reviewers say this actually makes coffee that tastes BETTER than our favourite stores. How ~rich~.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.50+ (available in two sizes and three colours).

    See why this won best budget cold brew coffee maker on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. A marble-patterned aroma diffuser that'll turn your home into a spa-like oasis and double as sophisticated decor. Plus, you'll probably use it forever — prepare to feel pampered all 360 days a year while this releases soothing aromas.

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    Just add a few drops of essential oil ($16.99 on Amazon Canada) for a balance of natural aromas and a cooling mist.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    14. A pair of blue light glasses so you can read emails without a headache (at least from the blue light). They minimize ~digital eye strain~ to prevent midday crashes caused by your glaring screen, so you actually stay in the zone.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in 11 colours).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#1).

    15. An attachable aerator to transform cheap wine into a high-quality glass of vino. It infuses oxygen to release your wine's ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle. Basically, for less than most bottles, you are now a sommelier.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.51.

    16. A set of pearl hair clips for hopping on one of this season's biggest, and usually pricy, trends without splurging on designer accessories ( day). People won't be able to tell the difference, I PROMISE.

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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    17. A memory foam seat cushion, because this'll greatly improve your desk environment sans the cost of your entire paycheck. It'll help your posture, maximize comfort (hello, molding and padding), and perhaps even make you happy to be at your desk. AND it responds to the heat of your body.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.95.

    18. A faux fur throw blanket that'll be a major step forward toward redecorating the house like you always talk about. Step one: toss on couch. That's it. Your living room is now worthy of a visit from Bobby Berk.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.99+ (available in two sizes and three colours).

    19. A set of peel-and-stick tiles so you can have a (drumroll, please) new backsplash in your kitchen. Did you remodel your kitchen or just spend a fraction of what everyone thinks? I'll never tell.

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    You'll get ten self-adhesive sheets that are 10"x10".

    Get a set of ten from Amazon Canada for $44.97 (available in two colours).

    20. A soft, cooling mattress topper for feeling like you're on cloud nine the minute you hit the bed — especially when you look back on its ☁️ dreamy prices ☁️. Basically for the price of your week's lunches, you just majorly upgraded your creaky mattress into your own personal oasis. AND it's 100% cotton, so hot sleepers can stay cool.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.90+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

    21. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil requires merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers use this before bed and wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Nothing will get in your way of clear skin again...not on this bb's watch.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    22. A pair of high-waisted leggings, because people s-w-e-a-r these look and work just as well (if not better!) than pricier brands. They'll keep you cool during high-intensity workouts (hello, moisture-wicking fabric), give you somewhere to keep your phone while playing music, and save you money so you can keep dropping $$$ on reserving spin classes.

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    Did I mention they're totally 🍑squat-proof🍑?

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colours).

    You asking yourself if you'll make more "adult" purchases now that you're saving so much money:


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