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    27 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Liquid lipstick, a fun sticker book, quirky pens, and more under-$25 goodies you definitely deserve to own right this second.

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    1. Paint-By-Sticker Masterpieces, a grown-up take on the coloring and sticker books you loved as a kiddo. Instead of coloring in these classic works of art, you use differently shaded stickers to fill in each section, and it's satisfying as hell.

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    Some of the famous paintings featured include the "Mona Lisa" and van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles."

    Promising review: "I found a new hobby. It's addictive! This is relaxing, not messy, and in the end you feel like you created art! I plan to laminate some of my best pieces and hang them. I recommend using tweezers to help position and stick the stickers, especially the small ones. In fact, I use tweezers the whole time. It helps with precision if you're a perfectionist such as myself." —KikiSt4r

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    2. A quirky cactus pen that'll really help you get your point across when you write.

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    Promising review: "These are the most adorable little pens ever. I bought five but am ordering a ton more for gifts. We live in Tucson, so these are perfect. They have a really nice, fine black ink." —jml

    Get it from Amazon for $0.90.

    3. Or some pastel pens topped with cheeky kitties who give new meaning to the phrase "pen pals."

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    Promising review: "These are great quality pens that don't smudge or smear on my planner. They are utterly adorable! If you like cute office supplies, they're a must-buy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.89.

    4. A breezy, striped off-the-shoulder top that, if you read between the lines, is saying "buy me!"

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    Reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "This is even cuter than I expected! It looks just like the picture. I wore it with high waisted jeans. It doesn't ride up when you move your arms, which is awesome." —Avery Roy

    Get it from Amazon for $4+ (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    5. A Kit Kat variety pack featuring the classic candy bar and the to-die-for dark chocolate version.

    amazon.com

    Let me explain the wonders of the dark chocolate Kit Kat. I bet you thought there was no way to improve the simple perfection of a Kit Kat bar, but you were wrong. Imagine that same crunchy goodness covered in just-right (not too bitter, not too sweet) dark chocolate. Are you drooling yet? Because I am. I'm in love with these and they are frustratingly hard to find, so bring on the buy-in-bulk option!

    Get a box of 12 milk and 6 dark chocolate Kit Kats from Amazon for $16.20.

    6. Jeweled pineapple earrings that are cute to the core.

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    Promising review: "I'm absolutely obsessed with these beauties. They're great for summer and you can dress them up or down. The colors are gorgeous and I received many compliments." —Motherof3boys

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A twine-and-clothespin hanging photo display, because your snaps deserve to be displayed IRL with the same care you use when choosing an Instagram filter.

    amazon.com

    It comes with 40 clothespins plus hardware and a hanging template, so you'll be able to get to the fun part (arranging your photos) basically right away.

    Promising review: "I could not be happier with this impulse purchase. It looks AMAZING on the wall. I thought it would be perfect for putting up things that we'd normally hang on the fridge with magnets. We get so many compliments! It comes with a template so it was easy to install, and the quality and price are great!" —R. Dolby

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39+ (available in four colors).

    8. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, a richly pigmented formula that stays on when it matte-rs.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love, love, love, love, love this stuff! I've been searching for a lip color that doesn't transfer every time I drink my coffee or kiss my baby. The poor dude is usually covered in my lipstick by the end of the day. No worries with this! My daughters are disappointed because they usually sneak some of my lipgloss by giving me kisses, and it doesn't work with this. It lasted through meals and snacks and multiple cups of coffee! I left it on overnight to see how it did, and the next day it looked as fresh as it did when I applied it! It does take a bit to dry, but that's absolutely worth it for how long and well it lasts. I'm looking forward to trying more colors for sure." —Srbeusk

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92+ (available in 20 colors).

    9. A waterproof, three-speed vibrator that'll provide internal and external stimulation and be a gift to yourself that keeps on giving (you orgasms, that is).

    amazon.com

    Get the required AAA batteries here.

    Promising review: "All I can say is WOW! I'd been looking for a vibrator, but didn't want to spend the big bucks right now. I've bought bullet-type vibrators in the past but they've never done enough. The first speed on this definitely got me in the mood, the second speed was more intense and really got me feeling good. By the third setting, WOW! I have a hard time hitting the big O and it literally took seconds on the third speed for me to reach it. I was still moaning afterwards! It just felt THAT GOOD! It's very hard for me to orgasm, and this made it very simple! I couldn't be more pleased!" —HolidayGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.72+ (available in two colors).

    10. A banana-print dress here to ensure you get your daily dose of potassium.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT! I was expecting it to be way too short for me (I'm 5'8"), but it's a perfect length and so, so cute. It's a little sheer, but I just wore a tan slip underneath and that worked perfectly. It's super cute with a topknot and sneakers. And soooo comfy." —Hannah McBride

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes XS-L).

    11. A set of 10 mini washi tapes you can use to turn everything in your life into a damn rainbow.

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    Check out these fun ideas for using washi tape.

    Get them from WaxhawMarket on Etsy for $4.95.

    12. Aww-worthy avocado salt and pepper shakers that fit together pit-ure perfectly and are so ready to help you season your avocado toast.

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    Get them from Asos for $13.50.

    13. A sassy coin purse made from 95% post-consumer recycled materials, so you can truly be the change you wish to see in the world.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94+ (available in 11 designs).

    14. J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay to refresh your memory (no Pensieve required) before the next film is released in November.

    Arthur A. Levine Books

    Am I enough of a geek that the thought of reading JKR-written stage directions is incredibly exciting to me? Hell yes.

    Promising review: "This is basically word for word like the movie. I saw the movie when it came out and absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed reading this afterwards. It's a magical and fun read that I would recommend for anyone looking for a beach read this summer, or to reread before the new movie comes out this November. I think I may even reread it before then for a refresher, as it only took me about two and a half hours to read. The cover also has absolutely beautiful gold details that look wonderful on display." —Kayleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $6.76+.

    15. Some truly incredible Funko Pop! figures who are ready to save the world from evil, or at least your desk decor from being boring.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get Elastigirl from Amazon for $8.95 and Mr. Incredible from Amazon for $9.03.

    16. A gorgeous and unbelievably affordable statement necklace sure to make everyone think you're like a millionaire or something.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I cannot believe how nice this necklace is. I thought I'd only be able to wear this for formal events, but it looks very nice with almost anything I pair it with. The quality is hard to believe for the price." —North Carolina girl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    17. An absolutely adorable pillow, so you don't even have to get out of bed to have a pancake.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27.

    18. LOL-worthy socks you shouldn't even paws before buying. Just add 'em to your cart.

    amazon.com

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.88 (available in four styles and also as individual pairs).

    19. A dotted scrunchie that's giving me "if Minnie Mouse were a streetstyle blogger" realness.

    freepeople.com

    Check out more budget-friendly finds from Free People.

    Get it from Free People for $6 or 3 for $12 (available in two colors).

    20. Maybelline's Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette to create looks as sweet, fresh, and summery as its eponymous summer beverage.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was a great buy. This little palette is an incredible drugstore find. For the price, it does a great job and provides an interesting variety of colors to create numerous looks, from natural to dramatic. It includes base, crease, and color shades so you can easily use this palette on its own, and the shades blend perfectly." —Nic Mercado

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    21. A cheerful enamel pin that doesn't care if it comes off a bit cheesy.

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    It doesn't cost much cheddar, either.

    Get it from queeniescards on Etsy for $10.

    22. A sweet little teapot for brewing up a soothing beverage at the end of a long day.

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    It's part of the Pioneer Woman collection designed by blogger and Food Network star Ree Drummond!

    Promising review: "It's colorful, holds four cups, and the lid fits well. I love it." —GG24k

    Get it from Walmart for $8.88. Get some super soothing honey lavender tea from Amazon for $3.39.

    23. A whimsical, motivational mug bedecked with cute critters and objects cheering you on.

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    My personal favorite has to be the pan saying "Everything will pan out." 😂

    Get it from KatieAbeyDesign on Etsy for $10.15.

    24. A USB-powered desk fan you'll be thankful for every single day this summer when you get to the office feeling like a sweaty mess after your commute.

    forever21.com

    And bonus, it's adorable! Your coworkers are going to be so jealous.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 or Amazon for $20 (available in 3 colors).

    25. A sticky tab set featuring Pokémon eating ice cream that's basically the cutest thing I've ever seen. And trust me, I have traveled across the land, searching far and wide.

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    WOAHHHH, YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND, IN A WORLD WE MUST DEFEND! Dang it, now I've gotten that song stuck in my own head.

    Get a set of six sheets from Box Lunch for $4.83.

    26. Colorful bamboo cooking utensils to brighten up your kitchen and maybe, dare I say it, even make cooking fun.

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    The set includes a spoon, spatula, angled spatula, and a slotted spoon.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.57+ (available in four color combinations) or Modcloth for $17.

    27. A lovely heart-shaped crossbody that's more practical than a clutch but not lilac-ing in the style department, either.

    us.boohoo.com

    Get it from Boohoo for $12.

    Me, drooling over all of these amazing treats:

    Funimation

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