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    25 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Quirky makeup brushes, fun sneakers, game-changing kitchen gadgets, and more fun under-$25 finds you absolutely need in your life.

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    1. An amazing, under-$10 eyeshadow palette that over 2,000 reviewers swear by.


    Promising review: "This shadow is way more pigmented than I'd expected. It's very easy to pick up the color and it slides on effortlessly! I've tried the Urban Decay Naked palette and I'd say this is almost the same! If you're on a budget and need a good shadow with multiple colors, L.A. Girl Nudes is your holy grail! It'll be my go-to from here on out!" β€”Rachelle Mattei

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25+ (available in four color combinations).

    2. A sweet, nonstick mini waffle stick maker maker so easy, fun, and affordable, you definitely shouldn't waffle back and forth about buying it.


    This products is only available to Prime members!

    Promising review: "I don't normally rave about kitchen appliances, but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It's seriously the best waffle maker I've ever used. We had a more expensive one that you'd flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I've used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray it with vegetable oil before pouring in a 1/3 cup of batter and then set a timer for four minutes. When I'm done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth." β€”leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $10.69.

    3. Stunning plant-inspired drop earrings you won't want to leaf behind.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four designs).

    4. A galactic zodiac pen with a gorgeous removable charm so that anything you jot down in your planner will be officially written in the stars.


    The charm is filled with little paillettes with your zodiac symbol on them, while the pen itself depicts your sign's constellation!

    Get it from CuteLootStationery on Etsy for $5 (available in 12 signs).

    5. Whimsical fox salt and pepper shakers for anyone who's still salty about that horrible scene in The Fox and the Hound where the old lady leaves Tod in the forest. You would never do that to these little guys!!!


    Honestly, that scene makes me so sad I'm sorry I even brought it up.

    Get them from ModCloth for $12 or a similar set from Amazon for $10.62.

    6. A chic ruffle sleeved dress that's ideal for work, a party, or anything in between.


    Promising review: "OMG! This might be the best dress I've ever purchased. The style, the material, the design, and the way it hugs my figure are to die for. I cannot believe how cheap this dress was. I purchased the teal and the dark pink and then ordered the royal blue one. This is now my favorite dress. I can't wait until my hubby sees me in it β€” we might never make it to dinner, lol πŸ˜†. For reference, I'm 5'3", 160 lbs, small-topped, and normally wear a size eight, and I got a medium." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors and prints).

    7. A shockingly easy sushi maker you just load with rice and your desired ingredients, close, and shoot out perfectly formed, ready-to-be wrapped sushi. You'll be on a roll., Amazon

    And just when you thought it couldn't get any easier, this awesome device is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This makes sushi super easy to make! I never thought I could do this myself, but I'm going to save a fortune on sushi going forward. I'm vegan, but love veggie sushi, which isn't cheap. Making my sushi costs me about 95% less than getting it from my local sushi joint. Whoa. I basically get cheap sushi for life. It's worth every penny IMO." β€”Chai Man

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    8. Adorable over-the-knee socks that are the perfect (and fashionable) solution to the eternal "what the !#@? do I wear when it's too cold for bear legs and too hot for tights?" struggle.

    Free People

    It's October, aka the month where the temperature makes no sense.

    Get them from Free People for $20 (available in three colors).

    9. "Starry Night"-printed nail stickers for an artful mani that'll van Gogh with everything.


    Just stick one on your nail, use a nail file to trim the excess, coat with top coat, and voila β€” you've got a masterpiece!

    Promising review: "I had these in a drawer for months. What was I thinking? They are gorgeous!!! They're so easy to put on and it takes no time at all, plus it's cheaper than a manicure. Just beautiful. It feels and looks like an expensive salon manicure." β€”Vivi

    Get two sheets of 14 from Amazon for $4.39.

    10. A roomy, LOL-worthy lunch tote that'll be oh-so-relateable for anyone who has ever felt hungry like the wolf.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've had this Hangry lunch bag for quite a while now, and it's almost absurd how much joy it brings me whenever I use it β€” and not just because it's filled with food. Bringing food to work from home is the *easiest* thing to forget every morning when I'm running out the door, already five minutes late. But with this bag, I haven't forgotten it once! I just hang the bag on my doorknob, and the bright orange screams, 'WAIT, GET YOUR LUNCH!' before I can possibly head out the door. It fits all the various lunches I've ever dreamed of with plenty of room to spare. Constructed from 95% post-consumer material (aka recycled woven polypropylene), it's v durable and has shown no signs of wear, whether I've crammed it full of food, shoved it into an overstuffed backpack, or torn into it when the hanger struck. And it just makes me HAPPY, from the color to the weird little wolf guy who is SO clearly ready to eat. I feel seen by him. And I'm not alone; I've even been stopped in the middle of a subway station because someone loved this bag so much and wanted to get a closer look." β€”Maitland Quitmeyer (check out her full review here, #5)

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 12 designs).

    11. A sweet set of owl tea infusers, because if you've got tea and owls in your house you're like halfway to being a Weasley. All you need now is red hair and some hand-me-down clothes.


    They're BPA free and heat resistant up to 480 degrees.

    Promising review: "These are so cute and easy to find in my kitchen drawer. I don't burn my fingers when I use them, either." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.99.

    12. A hilarious yet very necessary binge-watching survival kit here to help ensure you basically never have to leave your couch.

    Urban Outfitters

    It includes a pair of socks, a chip bag clip, a coin you can flip to decide whether or not to go to bed, two face wipes, two stain remover wipes, two hand wipes, two coasters, two collapsible sporks, a guide to sofa yoga, breath drops, two pieces of dental floss, and tissues. Standing up? I don't know her.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    13. A Wonder Woman lip cream and gloss set that'll make the perfect war paint for taking on Ares (or, you know, the patriarchy).

    Hot Topic

    They're all cruelty-free, because would Diana Prince have it any other way?

    Get a set of four (two matte lip creams and two glosses) and a storage tin from Hot Topic for $11.83 or Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A funny shower curtain featuring an extraterrestrial DJ cat about to drop a sick beat or goofy underwater dog. I guarantee you'll be able to hear your guests' guffaws through the bathroom door.,

    Get the cat for $13.56 or the dog for $14.98, both from Amazon.

    15. A set of OMG-worthy Evee-lution makeup brushes here to help your morning routine evolve into something way more fun. You've heard of Flareon, Vaporeon, and Espeon, now get ready for...Putyourmakeupon.


    Get a set of nine from BeautyGiftSupply on Etsy for $21.50.

    16. A slow-rising, giant squishy flamingo, because...did you read what I just wrote?! It's a GIANT SQUISHY FLAMINGO, what more reason do you need???


    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    17. A strappy floral embroidered tee to remedy any "I have nothing to wear" stich-uation.,

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine styles).

    18. A bunny ears mirror perfect for admiring your beautiful face or checking if that little zit on your chin has laga-morphed into a whopper.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    19. A ~fancy~ plush giraffe or llama detailed with squee-worthy, dapper accoutrements such as bowties, mustaches, bowler hats, and monocles. Can't you just hear them saying "Why helloo, good sir!" in little British accents???


    Because I can.

    Find more ~fancy~ stuffed animals here.

    Get the giraffe for $17.99 and the llama for $13.95, both from Amazon.

    20. A Burn Book enamel pin so you can keep all your secrets close to your chest when your hair gets too full of them. Just don't let your father, the inventor of Toaster Strudel, find out.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $8.90.

    21. Precious polka dot and floral sneakers sure to give you happy feet.


    Get them from Asos for $19 (available in sizes 4-11).

    22. A picture-perfect crossbody bag so making a style statement will be a snap.


    Get it from Walmart for $9.97.

    23. A sleek, quiet, waterproof vibrator perfectly curved to hit your G-spot that even sex toy beginners will love., Amazon

    Promising review: "So I’m a newbie. I'd never used a vibrator in my life, but was looking to spice things up with the BF. MIND BLOWN. Why didn't I try this sooner?? It was not only enjoyable for me, but I think my BF enjoyed my reaction as well. There are nine different speeds/pulses. I guess it’s good to explore (and I’m still exploring). I like the sleek look and small size. It came in discreet packaging with a portable baggie and charger. I like the texture and the silicone is super smooth and soft." β€”Mae b

    Get it from Amazon for $22.69.

    24. A Harry Potter velvet jewelry pouch so you can fly the colors of your Hogwarts house while stashing your most precious baubles β€” just promise me none of them are Horcruxes.


    Get it from PBteen for $22 (available in all four houses).

    25. Or a gorgeous mirrored glass jewelry box for a sleek and compact way to keep track of all your odds and ends.


    It comes with a cleaning cloth to keep it looking its best!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two colors).

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

    When you realize you can actually afford everything on this list:


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