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    20 Products That'll Help Upgrade Your Life For Under $25

    Time to step up your game.

    1. Unbelievably affordable faux-leather leggings that could easily pass for a pricey pair and will make everything — from sweaters to tees to going-out tops — look about a zillion times more posh.

    2. A miraculous automatic toilet cleaning system for anyone who feels like their life would be a heck of a lot better if their toilet would just clean itself.

    3. And speaking of tidy toilets, the ToiletShroom, for anyone who has ever used a traditional plunger and thought "There has GOT to be a better way."

    4. Super transparent and discreet pimple patches that'll work their magic sucking all the gunk out of that nasty zit while you go about your day as usual — no one will know they're there! A mini facial on the go? Yes please!

    5. A sheet of peel-and-stick marble-effect paper to effortlessly transform pretty much any surface in your home into something that looks like it belongs in a million-dollar listing.

    6. A super on-trend knotted velvet and faux-pearl headband that'll make even ensembles you've worn a thousand times feel fresh.

    7. A drool-worthy waffle bowl maker so you can treat yourself to the best ice cream sundaes EVER. It can also be used to make bowls out of other foods too, like tortilla bowls for tacos! TL;DR, the delicious results are sure to ~bowl~ you over.

    8. Glossier's Lash Slick mascara and Colorslide eyepencil duo, aka an upgraded eye makeup look all in one adorable little package.

    9. A delightful book of self-care themed stickers to make your planner and to-do list look wayyyyyy less stressful, decorate your laptop with important reminders, or share with a friend to brighten their day.

    10. A rainbow of unbreakable, reusable plastic straws that are sip-ly the best for any kind of drinkware. Because you deserve better than wasteful single-use straws, but don't have to resort to the clunky metal kind.

    11. A cute and convenient entryway organizer here to stop you from scrambling to find your everyday carry must-haves as you're trying to get out the door.

    12. A One Line A Day journal with space for you to jot down a few sentences every day for five years. The best part? Each date lets you record all five entries on the same page, so you can see the changes in your life each year! Tbh, this might be the thing that actually gets me to start journaling in 2020.

    13. A cool pair of Hippy Feet socks, which are not only more fun than your basic white crew socks, but also support a great cause. The brand employs and uses a portion of proceeds to support homeless youth!

    14. A luxurious-as-hell velvet cami to make any outfit a little more interesting with approximately zero effort. A basic tank? I don't know her.

    15. A handy (literally) magnetic wristband that's like a super hero upgrade — I'm talking about the convenience of basically having an extra hand when working on a DIY project — without having to fall into a vat of toxic waste.

    16. An absolutely genius inflatable book jacket here to revolutionize the experience of reading in the tub or in the pool.

    17. The new BuzzFeed Tasty Every Day cookbook, a tome full of mouthwatering meals all selected with super busy people in mind. Guess what — you actually do have time to cook more than just microwave quesadillas and frozen dinners.

    18. A set of soft and comfy scrunchies made from upcycled materials so you can channel your inner VSCO girl while helping out the planet. In addition to using sustainable materials, the brand, Tentree, plants 10 trees for every product sold. Can your go-to hair ties do that?

    19. A whimsical crochet AirPods cover to make your precious Pods precious in another sense of the word — not to mention keep you from confusing them with your S.O.'s again.

    20. And finally, a 12-month Bob Ross 2020 wall calendar full of paintings and quotes to help you usher in a new year of serenity and happy little accidents.

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