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    26 Little Things That'll Upgrade Your Life For Under $25

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    1. Banza chickpea pasta, a low-carb, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly alternative to regular pasta that can still make for one of the easiest and tastiest dinners around.

    2. A sleek shelving unit to make even the smallest desk look way more homey (and allow you to actually fit all your knickknacks).

    3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater, a refreshing formula you can use to give yourself the pampering you deserve in seconds flat.

    4. And to complete your mini self-care kit, a rolling massager that reviewers swear by for foot pain like plantar fasciitis, but can be used on your whole body, too.

    5. A handy set of makeup brush cleaning mats to make the tedious-yet-necessary task of cleaning your beauty tools a total breeze.

    6. Absolutely genius jumbo divider sticky notes that'll bring your note-taking game to Hermione Granger heights.

    7. A "100 Movies" or "100 Books" bucket list scratch-off poster to create a fun challenge for even the biggest film and literature buffs. Most importantly, you'll never waste your whole night debating what to watch on Netflix again.

    8. Mike's Hot Honey, a chili-infused honey sure to upgrade pretty much everything you eat, be it sweet or savory.

    9. A decision-making notepad that's funny but also seriously useful. Each page has a template for jotting down your dilemma, pros and cons, and more to make life's trickiest conundrums a little more manageable.

    10. And a clever split pie pan so which dessert to have will be one decision you'll never have to make again. Because the answer is BOTH; it's always both.

    11. A truly nifty three-in-one portable razor with a water spritzer, blade, and shave balm so you can shave in the car, in a bathroom stall, ANYWHERE, people! Dreams come true!

    12. And an equally inventive bracelet fastener that'll give you the basically superhuman ability to put on lobster clasp bracelets by yourself. Time to dig out all those pretty baubles you thought you could never wear again!

    13. A high-rise lacy bralette to make any low-cut top even cuter and effortlessly give you the look of a layering expert. And hey, it looks pretty good with nothing over it, too. 😉

    14. A simple and super-affordable pedometer that's the perfect motivation to get moving. Because face it, there's nothing like seeing that number get past 10,000.

    15. A sleek striped pencil dress for a work wardrobe upgrade the likes of which haven't been seen since the fashion montage set to "Vogue" in The Devil Wears Prada.

    16. A super luxe velvet throw blanket so you can get cozy in style. And here you thought curling up on your couch couldn't get any better!

    17. A motion-activated toilet light that'll make tripping or waking someone up with the bathroom light when you have to pee at 3 a.m. a thing of the past, not to mention bowl over any overnight guests.

    18. A travel size budget book, which just might turn you into the finance-savvy adult you've always aspired to be.

    19. A fun tapestry to spice up an empty wall with a cool design, be it a positive message or a map to make you feel well-traveled without leaving your bedroom.

    20. A set of packing cubes that over 6,000 reviewers swear by for making more room in their suitcase than they ever thought possible.

    21. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, which isn't a regular nude gloss, it's a cool nude gloss. It's cruelty-free, paraben-free, universally flattering, and an easy way to treat yourself to a bit of Riri magic on a budget.

    22. A subscription to the Hulu no commercials plan, which is probably the best extra $4/month you could spend, IMHO.

    23. A chic-as-shit bucket bag with oil slick details for a sleek upgrade to your basic everyday carryall. Plus, it costs a fraction of what it looks like it would.

    24. Exploding Kittens, an LOL-worthy card game that'll upgrade your hangouts from just scrolling Instagram and watching a movie together to creating truly hilarious, competitive chaos.

    25. A roll-on headache relief essential oil stick, because, shocker, life is better when your head doesn't hurt.

    26. And a pair of work-appropriate shoes that are actually fun. Basic neutral flats? I don't know her.

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