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    Updated on Apr 3, 2019. Posted on Apr 2, 2019

    25 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    LOL-worthy enamel pins, matte nail polish, mini plants, and more under-$25 delights you deserve to own right this second.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An awesome, quick-drying mattifying top coat that'll instantly give any fave polish a trendy twist. It's the only spring beauty upgrade that really ~matte~rs.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this to avoid buying expensive matte nail polish since I already own a ton of different nail colors. I've used it a few times and it works so well! It turns any very shiny polish into a gorgeous matte! The brush applicator is very easy to use and it's not thick, clumpy, or bubbly. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Angela Denney

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    2. Harry Potter playing cards, which replace the classic playing card suits with the crests of the four houses. This deck is like the Sorting Hat — it believes in unity. It's time for your Slytherin and Ravenclaw friends to finally stop fighting and agree that the best house is a house of cards.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $6.34.

    3. And a jumbo Hagrid Funko Pop! figure WHO IS HOLDING THE LITTLE MISSPELLED BIRTHDAY CAKE OH MY GOD, I'm not crying you're crying!!!!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    "I mighta sat on it at some point, but it'll taste all right."

    He's six inches tall, which sounds small but is definitely giant (or rather, half-giant) for a Funko!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

    4. A bright set of silicone cooking utensils that are way more fun than the basic black plastic ones you got when you first moved into your apartment.

    Walmart

    The set includes a turner, slotted turner, soup ladle, and spoon. They're dishwasher safe and heat-resistant up to 400 degrees!

    Get a set of four from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $17.76.

    5. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara, a dramatic, volumizing, gluten- and cruelty-free, and amazingly affordable formula that over 1,000 reviewers totally swear by.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank for mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it's very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy, and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. A deli-cat sterling silver ring with sweet details that are ear to ensure everyone will ~paws~ to admire it.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four designs).

    7. An ombré T-shirt dress that's got over 1,500 positive reviews, so you know it's to dye for.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out more of the best spring dresses you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I'm always looking for interesting, casual, easy pieces, and I love this one. I'm 5'3", so I wasn't sure how the length would be, but it's awesome — not too short and not too long. The cut has more of a bell shape than I was expecting, but the drape of the material helps quite a bit and it's cute worn loose or cinched. The material itself has nice drape, but a nice touch of structure, too. I'm super picky about material, but this is super soft — not quite modal, but close. I dig it." —Resa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 10 styles, including some with long sleeves or without sleeves).

    8. #WeRateDogs, an anthology of good boys and LOL-worthy comments based on the fan-fave Twitter account that any pup lover is sure to rate 14/10.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "They're all good dogs. This is a fun little coffee table book to flip through when bored. It's worth the price and it's nice to support perhaps the best Twitter account ever. My advice is to spring for the hard cover version. The Kindle one loses some charm. It's one of the few times I'd recommend going physical over digital. This is a more fun thing to have and show people than it is to read in a Kindle. Trust me." —J. F. Hindy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    9. A prehistorically punny enamel pin for anyone whose favorite things are dinos, drama, and drinking hot beverages.

    GlitterPunkJewellery/Etsy

    Get it from GlitterPunkJewellery on Etsy for $11.58.

    10. Or a sweary Studio Ghibli pin guaranteed to make any Miyazaki fan ~howl~ with laughter.

    PugnaciousPins/Etsy

    Get Calcifer, No Face, or Totoro from PugnaciousPins on Etsy for $10 (you can also get the full set for $27).

    11. And a clever canvas banner designed for showing off your copious and ever-growing pin collection.

    Amazon

    This is such a good idea if you're someone who (like me) loves collecting enamel pins because they spark so much joy, but is constantly running out of places to put them where they'll be seen — you only have so many bags and jean jackets.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in two colors).

    12. Pretty yet professional fine-tip gel pens that've got the write stuff to ~gel~ with any office decor.

    Amazon

    They even come with a little booklet of sticky tabs!

    Promising review: "These are the best ink pens I’ve ever used! I will definitely be buying these again. They write smoothly with a super thin, crisp stroke. No smearing or smudges either. The best!" —Alanna Vicknair

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.07 (available in two tip sizes).

    13. An amazing mini Venus flyrap in a self-sustaining terrarium that'll allow it to grow for six months without you doing ANYTHING. Then, once it's getting big, you can transfer it to soil! Just remember that I am not responsible if it comes to life and starts singing "Feed me, Seymour," in the middle of the night.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The one thing you can do in terms of care is try placing it in different kinds of light to stimulate different kinds of growth. And don't worry, plant novices — it comes with instructions.

    Promising review: "I was pretty sure I'd love this, but had no idea how much! I'm the mom of three full-sized Venus flytraps, and it's so fascinating to see this baby in its beginning growth medium. I'm captivated by the tiny but perfectly-formed traps. I'm looking forward to watching it grow! Here (on the left) is a photo of what the baby looked like after spending six months in the bottle and then being transplanted into a pot. It's turning into a lovely adult plant, as you can see." —Siri Jeffrey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. Cactus print high-waisted leggings so you'll look sharp even when you're dressed down.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $25 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    15. A cute little magnetized cloud that'll stick to your wall and securely hold your keys and all the other crap you've a-cumulus-ated on your keyring.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It's got an adhesive back so you can stick it anywhere (but reviewers do say the adhesive is strong, so if you're renting or worried about your walls you may want to use a Command strip). And isn't it so subtle and cute in the doorway on the right?

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. It hasn't lost any magnetism. It holds my keyring with my car keys, remote start, a USB, rewards/gift cards, house work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Mackenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    16. A BuzzFeed WTF badge tee to display your forever mood to the world.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in men's sizes S-3XL and women's sizes S-XL).

    17. Trendy cat-eye sunnies that are down to tag along for every single one of your warm-weather plans. Beach? Pool? Hike? Road trip? They are so there.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are nice sunglasses for the price (I don't buy expensive ones because I tend to lose them). I have a small face that's hard to fit, but these look good on me. I get compliments from everyone when I wear them; even my husband likes them a lot. I really appreciate that they come with their own little bag and cleaning cloth, too." —Nancy Talbot

    Get them from Amazon for $12.93 (available in six colors).

    18. A cute card holder so posh and professional, it might make your networking contacts stop and bow down to you.

    Amazon

    It can hold up to 30 cards and the flap is magnetic to keep it securely closed.

    Promising review: "This is an adorable business card holder. It also has a pocket in the front to put your driver's license and a credit card. It's perfect for going to networking events so you don’t have to lug a big purse around. I’m always getting compliments on it!" —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in eight colors, including a pink glitter one I bet Elle Woods would trade her scented resume for).

    19. An OMG-worthy thicc corgi mouse pad to provide the cutest and most effective wrist support you could ever ass-k for.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best ass I have EVER seen. Firm, yet squishy. Soft, yet supportive. Excellent wrist support. Best I've ever had. And not to mention, it is so frickin' cute. As if it wasn't already fantastic, the cute little corgi has just enough detail to make it even more spectacular. The tiny little tail —amazing. The big corgi ears — iconic. This corgi is the best corgi I have ever owned. The material of the mouse pad is very soft and works very well. There were absolutely no issues with my mouse at all. The bottom of the mouse pad is also great for keeping it still no matter how much you move. 15/10." —Benny Wyatt McCann

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. Glitter dinosaur puffy stickers, because I don't care if you're an adult, if that doesn't sound exciting to you then I don't know what would.

    Forever 21

    Get a sheet of 11 from Forever 21 for $3.90.

    21. A pretty kitty barrette to keep your mane looking fab even when it's been a while since your last trip to the groomer.

    ModCloth

    Look at this dapper dude's little bow tie!

    Get it from ModCloth for $12.

    22. Cool cutout booties to ~kick~ every spring and summer dress up a notch.

    Walmart

    Get them from Walmart for $23.44 (available in sizes 6-11).

    23. A funky graphic clutch that's so cute it speaks for itself — I really don't need to tas-sell you on it.

    Amazon

    Some reviewers also like to use it as a cute organizer in a bigger tote bag!

    Promising review: "This is a pretty purse and holds everything I need. I received numerous compliments and you can’t beat the price" —barbara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 18 colors).

    24. A set of Disney Princess shot glasses, because let's be real — sometimes you need a strong sip of something after a long day of men treating you like a prize to be won, stealing your shoes, falling off of ships, and just generally behaving like beasts.

    Hot Topic

    They're top-rack dishwasher safe!

    Get a set of four from Hot Topic for $12.90.

    25. Glossier Glitter Gelée, a long-lasting glitzy formula from the cult-fave beauty brand's bold new Play makeup line. It's got all the fun of regular glitter without the whole "sheds and gets everywhere" thing.

    Glossier

    It's got a clear gel base, so you don't need to apply anything to help it stick first. Plus, it can last for up to 12 hours!

    Get it from Glossier for $14 (available in four shades).

    Also check out last month's roundup of cheap things to treat yourself to!

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