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    Updated on Dec 19, 2019. Posted on Nov 23, 2019

    30 Fancy, Under $20 Things That Look Way More Expensive Than They Really Are

    Fancy, but make it affordable.

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    1. Thick gold hoops so you can stay on trend without breaking the bank. Did you get these at a 'spensive boutique? Nope, but we wont tell.


    Promising review: "I love these earrings as they are really lightweight and very fashionable. Even I have been wearing a couple of times but their signing is still the same. These are really easy to put in and take out. Their material quality is also good. It was a good addition in my jewelry. I am so happy to have these so far." —Sandy

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors/styles).

    2. An eyeshadow palette with 18 super pigmented shimmery and matte shades to prove you don't need to drop $100 to achieve the perfect smokey eye.


    Promising review: "Such a great palette for an affordable price! It's very beautiful with soft pastel colors and a few really pretty topper shades. The shades feel smooth and blend beautifully. And the packaging is super cute. Would definitely recommend!" —Cayla

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    3. A pearl-studded, velvet headband because sometimes all an 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 $7.99 (available in 10 colors).

    4. A strappy bralette that is equal parts cute and cheap. Slip this under your sweaters and favorite tees, and you're on trend on and on budget. *Immediately buys every color.*


    Promising review: "I love this bralette!! It is very similar to the Free People bralette (which I own in 3 colors)! This one is less than half the price though and there is padding which is a plus! Very happy I came across this!!" —Alexandria

    Get it from Amazon for $16.02+ (available in sizes XS-XL and six styles/colors).

    5. A deck of spell cards with remedies and rituals so you can attract good fortunes now *and* in the new year.


    Get it from ModCloth for $17 or Amazon for $12.71.

    6. A flowy duster that appears to have just come from some fancy department store, when in reality, you're just a really good bargain hunter.


    Promising review: "Listen ladies!! This is a very thin coverall garment. It feels sexy on, it blows in the wind, it’s definitely an attention getter because it flares and hangs so attractively. You want this in your summer wardrobe, honey. Wear them with shorts, leggings, jeans, and bathing suits; IT'S GREAT FOR CRUISES!! Have Fun With It!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5XL and 21 prints/colors).

    7. A sleek water bottle (available in TONS of pretty colors — though this subtle marble-print is an obvious choice) so affordable, you might as well get one for your home *and* desk at work.


    Promising review: "In love! I've had several stainless steel bottles but this one is my favorite! I got the rose gold/copper and not only is it cute, but it keeps my water cold all day long! I am in and out of my car for my job almost all day long in Georgia, so any liquids in my car get so hot. I have put ice water in this bottle in the morning and by 3 pm there are still pieces of ice cubes in there! Awesome!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes and 29 prints/colors).

    8. A trio of I Dew Care's mini face masks, including their brightening diamond mask, that you deserve to treat yourself to especially if you've been *under a lot of pressure* lately.


    Promising review: "I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on how thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful. I then follow with a moisturizer (that's just me). I use this product once a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants younger- and better-looking skin." —Grandma Fran

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    9. And to continue the theme of self-pampering, a pretty rose quartz roller so you can skip the expensive spa trip and give yourself the ultimate facial at home.

    Rose quartz rolling can help with eye puffiness, as well as tightening and brightening of your skin. BuzzFeed's Rachel Miller investigated these claims herself to see how they held up, and spoiler — it worked:

    "My immediate reaction was, 'Wait, is this what my face is supposed to look like?!' My eyes were suddenly so prominent in my face — in a good way!! — and everything looked visibly brighter and tighter — again, in a very good way. I suddenly just looked so awake, so healthy, so...Disney princess-like? (A half-black divorced American princess whose name happens to be Rachel, let’s say.) At 6:10 am with no makeup on? When just a couple of minutes ago I did not look that way at all? I was legitimately shocked." —Rachel Miller

    Read the rest of her review on rollers to learn more!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.77 (also available in a jade roller).

    10. A pair of very trendy sunglasses as equally cute as they are cheap. Really, it should be a crime how affordable these are — which is great for you, no more stress when you lose them for the fifth time., Amazon

    Promising review: "Because of the price, I was super skeptical about these. I will seriously always buy their sunglasses now! They are the best material (sturdy wire) and the black frame is not too dark like my Quay sunglasses were...I honestly like them better! Came on time, packaged perfectly and came with case and a napkin to wipe them off. Couldn’t have better things to say about these!!! I wear them all the time." —Abigail Baffoe

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    11. A set of neutral, checkered pillow covers that'll trick your guests into thinking you rolled your couch directly out of a Pottery Barn showroom.


    Just keep in mind these are pillow *covers*, so you'll need to select a size to fit your current pillows, OR buy pillow inserts starting at $6.99. If you like your pillows fuller, make sure you size down the pillow covers by two inches so you can achieve that firm, fluffy look.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four sizes and 28 styles/colors).

    12. A multipack of geometric mesh socks so even your feet can work their best ~angles~. Who knew socks (SOCKS!) could be fancy???


    Promising review: "I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! Haven't tried washing yet, but so far, LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 11 style sets).

    13. A matching velvet pajama set with lace trim and a whole lotta fanciness for a small price tag.


    Promising review: "This is super soft and comfy. I wear this set often and I’m probably going to buy more from this company. It's made of great material, and the lace isn’t scratchy at all. It has survived quite a few washes and there isn’t any fraying." —Carly Evanson

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 20 styles/colors)

    14. A handheld milk foamer to give you cafe-quality lattes right in your kitchen. Saving money, drinking fancy — what is better than that??


    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." —SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A set of makeup brushes featuring faux-crystal handles that ~of quartz~ your vanity is in dire need of. I don't make the rules.


    Promising review: "You don't realize how beautiful these are until you hold them in your hands and see for yourself. These are AMAZING! Like, breathtaking. I've never had makeup brushes as pretty as these. Not only that, the brushes themselves are super soft and feel great on the face." —Devon and Tori

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    16. A marble makeup brush holder — and I cannot think of a better, more lovely place for the new brushes you just got. :)

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    17. Or a vintage-y makeup brush holder with faux-pearl beads.


    Promising review: "This thing looks amazing, feels really sturdy and the included a lot of pearls, so even short brushes can be stored in it. What a beautiful way to keep your brushes at your finger tips!" —Lindsey Sheldon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A heavenly candle in possibly the cutest packaging — really, I am not even sure I'd take it out of it?!

    Promising review: "I was quite skeptical since it's my firs time buying candles online, and I'm relatively picky with my scents, but I was so pleasantly surprised to receive these. I purchased the combination set so I got both Jasmine and Plumeria. As a Thai ethnic, these scents remind me so much of home. I knew I liked these the moment I took them out of the Amazon box because it was so fragrant that I was able to smell it before I even opened the packaging. Moreover, the packaging for these candles are AMAZING. They look like high-end candles but for such affordable price. I'm going to be purchasing more for gifts later on!" —chariya kaeomani

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in jasmine and plumeria scent).

    19. A watch that seriously looks just as sleek as the expensive ones all over your Instagram timeline.

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS WATCH! I have expensive tastes but I'm on a budget! This watch was a great price without a compromise on the quality! It looks like a Daniel Wellington watch but without spending all that money!" —iamashleybaker

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    20. A double-O belt for upgrading any ensemble with little effort. And because of its versatility, you can easily pair with denim or a nicer suit/dress for work. /

    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this, but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s almost a staple that ties every outfit together so well. It’s great quality for the price, and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it. 10/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S-L and five colors).

    21. A veeeery cute dish drying mat that'll actually look nice on your counters. I honestly didn't even think there was such a thing.


    The mat measures 18" by 24" and is machine washable.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have maple butcher block counters and was worried moisture might seep through and damage the wood, but after five months there hasn't been a problem at all. So much easier to clean then a traditional dish drainer! Just put it in the washing machine on gentle and hang to dry. Easy." —Another reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67+ (available in 14 colors).

    22. A stretchy bracelet set with layers of jewels, rhinestones, metallic, and stone beads you can mix and match, or where all of them as is. Basically what I am saying here is you have options on options!


    Promising review: "The bracelet itself is made up of a large stack of different smaller bracelets. You can wear all of them, one of them, or whatever number you might want to wear for the day. For the money, I was very very pleased with this purchase and will probably purchase more. I give this purchase an A+" —marciakm

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two sizes and 32 color sets).

    23. Rhinestone stockings to add a touch of sparkle to your wardrobe — and possibly your bank account when they see how cheap these are.


    These come in two "one-size-fits-all" styles: one straight-sized, and one plus-sized.

    Promising review: "I’m about a 14 on the bottom with thick legs and thighs. These fit me so well! I usually have an issue wearing any type of 'one size' things — I’m in-between the 'regular' one size and the 'plus sized' one size. These have enough stretch that they don’t look stretched out or distorted when you put them on." —somesongbird

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (claims to fit one size in both straight and plus sizes, available in 12 patterns).

    24. An adorable floral clutch with a removable chain strap so you can enjoy being chic in peace without any buyer's remorse.,

    Promising review: "Very high quality for the price! Looks great and can fit my Samsung S7 in an Otterbox, keys, wallet and makeup for a night out! The colors are bright and match anything." —Meg SD

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97 (available in four other solid colors).

    25. A silk eye mask for helping ya get the best sleep of you life — and is there really anything that tops that?


    Promising review: "I bought two of these sleep masks and they’re my favorite ever (and I’ve used sleep masks since high school). The silk is beautiful and comfortable, the light blocking ability is top notch." —Clementine Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 colors).

    26. An in-depth planner with a marble-pattern cover that'll work double time to keep you organized while also looking incredibly dreamy on your desk.


    This planner comes with a personal mission statement prompt, yearly goal setting page, weekly scheduling templates, goal setting and tracking pages, 2019 vision board, major holidays list, notes pages, contacts/address book pages, inspirational quotes, monthly reflection questions, and tons more.

    Promising review: "I cannot speak highly enough about this planner. It has EVERYTHING I needed. Goal setting, check. Vision board, check. Habit planner, check. All of these extra fun inserts on top of your regular planning and scheduling. I love the size of this book, not too big but big enough. The monthly calendar and weekly are both the perfect size for jotting down whatever you may need. I bought a companion pack of stickers, and they are so incredibly cute!" —Miko

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+.

    27. A pair of faux fur slides — aka the new house shoe. Or bridesmaids shoe. Or errand shoe. Or whatever, just get these because they are too cute not to own for yourself.

    Promising review: "I love these so much that I've already bought a second color. They're comfortable from the first moment I slid them on. I stand a lot during the day and my feet do not get tired in these slippers. the cherry on the top is that they're adorable. The first color I purchased was gray and I've since ordered the burgundy. I highly recommend!" —Darcy

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in black and gray).

    28. A pair of amber glass bottles with erasable chalk labels to declutter your countertops and make your soaps look a whole lot fancier.


    Promising review: "Beautiful bottles. Purchased them to use for hand soap and dish soap and they did not disappoint. I paired them with waterproof labels I purchased on Etsy from The Polished Jar and am loving the combo." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.25 (also available in clear and cobalt blue).

    29. A travel-friendly jewelry organizer that'll be easy on your best pieces...and your credit card.


    Promising review: "For such a cheap price, I was worried about quality. But this box is amazing. Perfect size, sturdy, great color on the outside, does the job on the inside." —Em Addison

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in six colors).

    30. And a bar of soap enhanced with crystals that's genuinely prettier than anything I think I have ever seen in my life. Seriously, if you're gifting soap, it *has* to be this? Just LOOK AT IT!

    Crystal Bar

    Get the Rainbow Moonstone (left) and The Peace Bridge (right) from Crystal Bar for $14.

    You when someone asks how much your crystal soap cost:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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