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    27 Cheap, Fancy Things That’ll Still Live Up To Your Expensive Taste

    Because nothing says, "hello, I am faaaancy" like a giant charcuterie board.

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    1. A Mediterranean-esque peel-and-stick wallpaper that'll give you the upgrade you want for a fraction of the price. This on stairs? I never would of thought but now I need immediately.


    Promising review: "The paper of my dreams! Thick, easy to install, VERY forgiving pattern, and I was able to pull off and reposition several times with no loss of stickiness. Can’t say enough good things! Not even a bad smell like I was expecting after reading other reviews. One roll covered my entire set of stair risers with exactly the right amount and a very tiny strip leftover. Posting a before and after so you can be amazed at the transformation like I was. The results are just what I was hoping for and more." —BwHow

    Get a roll (measures 198" x 20.5") from Amazon for $25.30+ (available in three colors).

    2. Salt and pepper marble bowls that come with a wooden base and salt spoon for a faaaancy cooking experience. Your pretend Food Network show just got elevated with this in your kitchen.

    a black and white marble bowl resting on a wooden tray with salt and pepper in each bowl

    Promising review: "I love this little salt and pepper server. The quality is sturdy and beautiful and for the price, it is a beautiful statement as a gift or for your home. The price point is perfect and makes it truly a wonderful housewarming or host/hostess gift. I am very picky about quality and this product I give 5 stars. Will be buying many more." —Sancha88

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    3. A lacy duster to ~add a bit of spice~ to your summery wardrobe and favorite swimsuits. Time change = warm weather is near...

    model wearing long white lacy duster with heels and denim shorts

    Promising review: "This is one of my all time favorite purchases from Amazon. I am going on vacation next month and was looking for a somewhat unconventional bathing suit cover-up, and this is it! It's absolutely stunning and extremely well made. The fringe detail at the bottom is my favorite. The best thing is that you can wear it with pretty much anything, not just bathing suits. It looks fabulous over a sundress with high heels. Very versatile." —Keri Overall

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in one size and in 36 styles).

    4. A textured throw that'll trick your guests (and maybe even yourself?!) into thinking you dropped some serious $$$ on all your accent decor.


    Promising review: "If I'm on the couch, I am 100% of the time under a blanket. I purchased this because my old throw was from my college days and didn't really go with the look of my living room. This blanket is SO chic and feels absolutely lovely. It's lightweight, but definitely warm. It looks more expensive than it is, so this purchase was a win in my book." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors).

    5. Adorable cloud tea bags to make your next curl-up-with-a-cozy-book-and-tea session even more whimsical. Yes, I *do* have my head up in the clouds.

    cloud-shaped tea bag floating in cup of tea
    Tea Heritage

    This darling small biz is based out of Lyons, France. You can find tons of other charming bags like hummingbirds, clouds, cherries, and more on their Etsy shop.

    Get five bags from Tea Heritage on Etsy for $9.32 (available in breakfast and earl grey flavors).

    6. And! A glass teapot and blooming tea set you'll want to use every day, it's just that darling. It comes with a glass infuser making it perfect for loose teas, and is microwave- and stove top-safe!,

    This gift set includes a 40-oz tea pot, infuser, and two blooming teas.

    Promising review: "So beautiful! I didn't expect to be so giddy after opening this teapot, it definitely brings joy. I was skeptical about boiling on my coil electric stovetop, it's glass so of course I was. But due to the coating/treatment it seems to be safe! (I've boiled in it twice, I still keep the kids away from the kitchen while boiling, though) all in all a great purchase! Makes me happy and will be great for my daughter's tea party birthday!" —Shelby Sorrells

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    7. A tulle skirt because there is only one way to enter spring: twirling straight into it. Bring on that sweet sunny weather.

    reviewer wearing monochromatic outfit with red tulle skirt and a matching long sleeve shirt

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this!! Looks so much better than I expected in person! Love that it was packaged inside out so the tulle was not wrinkled or torn color is exactly as shown! Fits perfectly according to size chart nice elastic waist if looking for a tighter fit could size down!" —Katrina Earley

    Get it from Amazon for $22.78+ (available in sizes XS-5X and 36 colors).

    8. Safety pin earrings accented with little crystals that look as cute as as they are cheap — aka they're REALLY cute.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE. I’ve been wearing these earrings nonstop for months. I have very sensitive ears so they will get infected if it is anything except for gold and these earrings are not only cute but I put them in newly pierced holes and they haven’t caused any irritation. 11/10." —Tiana

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95.

    9. An embossed rolling pin with an engraved floral design so you can master patisserie week a la The Great British Bake Off style, and create stunning desserts that look like they came straight from a French bakery.

    rolling pin rolling out dough leaving behind an intricate floral pattern
    Pastry Made

    This adorable shop is based out of Warsaw, Poland.

    Promising review: "This rolling pin is not only exactly what I was hoping for, it is A WORK OF ART!!! I would totally hang this on my kitchen wall between uses just because it is a shame to hide it away. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥" —Marnie Flanigan

    Get it from Pastry Made on Etsy for $24.95.

    10. An absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow palette (what's prettier, the packaging or the colors?!) with 18 super pigmented shimmery and matte shades thats proves you don't need to drop $100 to snag the perfect palette.


    Promising review: "I was super excited to get this palette and it did not disappoint. Super pigmented colors that all go gorgeous together. I think 'Need' and 'Haus' are my two favorites of the set, but really, they’re all beautiful." —Catherine

    Get it on sale from ColourPop for $10.50 (originally $14).

    11. A wedge sandal made for dressier occasions. But honestly, don't listen to me — these are so freakin' cute you should wear them 24/7.

    model wearing dark blue canvas shoes with a thick strap and pointer toes

    Promising review: "Super cute shoes. And they are comfortable. I wear them all day at work with no problems. I purchased the grey color and I love them. I wear them with dresses and skinny jeans. Very stylish! I also receive a lot of compliments when I wear them!" —RSM Shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 16 styles/colors).

    12. An in-shower mist that'll make shower time > spa time. A few spritzes will unlock a combination of scents to awaken (or relax!) your senses.

    J.R. Watkins

    Promising review: "Love the shower spray. It makes my shower smell like a spa. So relaxing." —Nancy R.

    Get the love and sleep spray for J.R. Watkins for $14.99 (also available in detox and awaken scents).

    13. A beeeaaautiful resin comb handmade with pressed flowers and foil that deserves a place right on your vanity — not in tossed somewhere in a drawer — right there on your counter for everyone to see.

    resin combs each made with different colors of pressed flowers
    Samba Creations

    This cute small business is based in the United Kingdom and creates stunning handmade resin pieces.

    Get it from Samba Creations on Etsy for $10.17 (available in seven flower colors and four foil colors).

    14. A set of leopard print makeup brushes that are truly the ~cat's meow~. These > literally any other makeup brushes.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love, love, love these brushes. Cruelty free, very sturdy, soft brushes, and VERY beautiful! They're beginner friendly as they have directions for each brush for those who are just starting." —Naaji B

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A milk and honey cuticle oil to help keep your cuticles hydrated and free from dreaded cracking and peeling. It's packed with cold pressed oils and vitamins to pack in the moisture.

    A reviewer holding the bottle, intentionally showing their glittery manicure with healthy looking nails and cuticles

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! This is the best my cuticles have ever seen! I normally have pretty dry cuticles. I have been putting this in the morning and at night, and it's been just three days and I can see the results already. It's a big bottle and I really like the scent it has. I am pretty happy with my purchase." —Jennifer G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two scents/types).

    16. A pearl-studded, velvet headband because sometimes all their outfit needs is a trendy accessory to tie it all together.


    Promising review: "I am in love with this headband. I was pleasantly surprised that it’s really high quality for the price. The color is a perfect neutral that goes with everything. The pearls are securely attached and it’s comfortable to wear. I have a lot of baby hairs, and this keeps them held back and looks super cute!" —Lauren Riggs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.82 (available in seven colors).

    17. A bottle of lavender syrup for taking those at-home lattes you've perfected to an entirely new flavor level.

    hand holding bottles of lavender syrup
    Lynn & Gray

    Lynn & Gray is a small biz and home-based kitchen in Lancaster, PA creating all natural simple syrups. Psst., they even have cinnamon dolce and other yummy flavors you need to check out stat!

    Get an 8-oz. bottle from Lynn & Gray on Etsy for $9 (also available in 16 oz.).

    18. Cutey little nail decals sure to take your at-home mani to much fancier heights.


    Promising review: "So fun! Really pretty in person and easy to put on--I didn't even use tweezers, just swiped the flowers off the paper on to each nail. Going to buy more!" —Ava Lauren

    Get it from Tattoorary on Etsy for $4.

    19. A trendy belt bag — and I think we can all agree that stylish fanny packs are BACK.

    reviewer wearing black crocodile embossed belt bag

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this bag, great quality, durable, and looks great. Very stylish and doesn’t look cheap. I was scared that the belt part would be flimsy but it is thick and durable just like the bag. Love it! Quick and easy to throw on and accessorize your outfit." —R_Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89 (available in 18 colors/prints).

    20. A glass tumbler so sleek, even your coffee will feel luxe. Give that cold brew the photoshoot it deserves.,

    Promising review: "This cup is perfect! The aesthetic is exactly as advertised and the tumbler looks and feels very high quality. It's easy to clean and the lid suctions on nicely so more spills are prevented. I use this everyday for my iced coffee and it keeps it nice and cool throughout the morning. Especially for the price you pay, this cup is a great deal!" —Maddie Bangz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in 40 colors/styles).

    21. A seagrass basket that's a much chicer home for your plant than a boring ol' pot. Yes, your plants are just as fancy as you.

    two basket planters holding different sized plants

    Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by these planters. Not only was my planter big enough to hold my big boy gloriosum, but it also came with a plastic liner and was carefully packaged. I’m so impressed by this. I will definitely be ordering more." —Gabriella G

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    22. A sparkly eyeshadow because a star like you deserves all the sparkly things. This silky formula glides on to create a glittery sheen and the sets to stay there. No creasing here, folks.


    Promising review: "A beautiful, sheer shimmery tint for eyes that adds some brightness but looks really natural. The products and customer service have been amazing. Do not hesitate to try it, it does not disappoint!!" —Kerry

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    23. A charcuterie board that is what charcuterie board dreams are made of. Who is the host with the most? You, clearly!

    round charcuterie board with two layers that open up to provide more space

    The set includes the four bowls and a matching knife set with four utensils.

    Promising review: "It really is beautiful! The packaging is super elegant! The wood is nice and thick. The ceramic dishes are generous in size and four was really enough for the kalamata olives, pickled onions, roasted peppers and black olives. All three cheeses fit nicely in the center. The utensils worked very well and storing them inside was a nice touch. The magnetic closure worked well. Overall, we really liked it, and will use it each time we have an 'appetizer meal'. It is beautiful as well as practical!" —Mona Amer

    Get it from Amazon for $57.99.

    24. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings to amp up any ordinary top and take your outfit from meh to instantly fabulous.,

    Promising review: "These pants run very true to the measurements listed. The material is double-lined (it's a soft, kind of fuzzy material on the inside), so even though it's very tight, nothing shows through. It's also very stretchy so you can move and kick around with no problem." —Saf!

    Get them from Amazon for $29.14+ (available in sizes XS-4XL and four colors).

    25. A Himalayan pink salt bath set made with eucalyptus and peach hibiscus for a heavenly soak that'll transport ya to the spa. Except you'll be at home, where it's nice and cozy.

    bath salts in cute bottles styled on a table

    Promising review: "These are super luxurious! I was worried about the size of the crystals at first, but they're great. They dissolve nicely. The eucalyptus salt is super relaxing, and the peach hibiscus smells heavenly. I definitely recommend these!" —Lydia

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (also available in lavender).

    26. Dried pampas grass for a plant you *can't* kill. This will look *chef's kiss* in you home and you'll have yourself to thank for that!


    Promising review: "Big, tall, and fluffy. The price is great, the product is great, the packaging is great. Don't bother looking for better deals, I'm very happy with my purchase :)" —Darya Ro

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in two sizes and four set sizes; just click customization options to select your size).

    27. A three-tier corner shelf that'll give ya a creative, pretty-looking solution to your all-too-frequent where the heck do I put this problem.

    three-tier shelf made with bamboo and metal legs styled on counter

    Promising review: "Useful. Love that I can change the configuration. I like the look and the function. Very happy with it. It fits and works well in my awkward kitchen counter corner." —Melissa Dagenhart

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four shapes and configurations).

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