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    48 Cheap Ways To Live Your Best Life

    Make 2020 better — without having to spend a lot of money.

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    1. Swap your regular leggings for a velvet pair or ones with ruffle bottoms to ~dress up~ an otherwise boring wardrobe.


    Get them from Amazon: the velvet ones for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–5X and 16 colors, both plush and crushed velvet) and the ruffle ones for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    Promising review (for the velvet ones): "These are the most comfortable pants in the whole wide world — my black pair just arrived this week and I’ve already worn them to work twice and literally don’t care. Just ordered the red pair tonight. Wear them around the house or with a denim jacket and heels for a sexyyyy look. Amaziiiing. Heads up: when I first saw them they looked tiny but they stretch quite a bit so I sized down on the second pair. 10/10 will likely buy every color by the end of the week." —Kaylabradstreet

    2. Throw a fried egg on everything — even salads — to add a delish (and inexpensive) dose of protein *and* enjoy a built-in runny yolk sauce.

    Photograph by Yael Malka for BuzzFeed

    Check out the recipe — it's part of BuzzFeed's 2014 Clean-Eating Challenge.

    3. Make mornings a little ~smoother~ by making less-acidic iced coffee in a cold brew maker with an airtight lid and built-in filter. Just twist the lid and pour — and be on your way.


    It comes with a removable filter for easy brewing (it works best with a coarser, French press–style grind).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in a larger half-gallon size).

    Promising review: "We use this all the time in my house. A little less than when I initially bought it, as there's less call for cold brew in the winter, but it still gets some use. I generally prefer glass to plastic in my kitchen, but the body of it seems to have held up well despite extensive and extended use. I certainly recommend it if you're looking tired of making cold brew at home with the mason jar method, but still don't want to spill the cash for a fancier-than-necessary alternative." —Matthew Baird

    I have the smaller version of this and I LOVE IT! Check out my full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker for all the deets.

    4. Cuddle up under a blanket with fluffy swirls that resemble lil' rosettes, because coziness doesn't mean you need to sacrifice design.


    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "I searched high & low looking for the right throw blanket for my newly redecorated bedroom. I finally found this at such a great price! It matches my blush curtains, pillows & other accent pieces perfectly. The blanket is extremely soft & beautiful. I would highly recommend this. It’s not too peachy or too beige. It’s a great shade of soft pink." —Victoria M.

    5. Decorate a wall in no time flat, thanks to a tear-out booklet of ready-to-frame botanical prints.


    You know that thing where it takes you for-e-ver to actually hang things on your walls? These'll make it easy.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    Promising review: "This was a great deal. I loved every single illustration in the book. The artwork is classic and gorgeous. The botanical prints are on semi-glossy, thicker-than-average paper. I framed my favorite ones and used them as artwork on the gallery wall in my living room. They look fantastic! I'm very happy with this purchase!" —Shizarla13

    6. Toast your tootsies in Ugg-like faux fur–lined slippers available in men's and women's sizes your butler can bring to you on a silver platter in the morning (or ya know, you can fetch yourself).


    Get them from Amazon: the women's style for $12.98+ (available in sizes 6–11 and five colors) and the men's style for $9.99+ (available in sizes 8–14).

    Promising review: "Can't believe the great quality, comfort and look at this low price. I no longer need to spend a ton of money on expensive Ugg slippers that just get worn down and stinky after a year. These are fabulous and look and feel incredibly expensive. I will see how long they hold up and report back but as of right now, best purchase at Christmastime by far!" —Rufus Henry

    7. Wash your hair with a shampoo brush that'll exfoliate and get rid of buildup, help your shampoo do its job better, and stimulate your circulation. Bonus: it'll also feel *really* amazing, like a massage at a fancy hair salon.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "It is one of my favorite products I've ever had, and I preach the wonders of this thing to anyone and everyone who will listen. Since purchasing it, I have cut down my use on shampoo and conditioner by HALF. I have long, color treated, mildly damaged hair, so I used to go through shampoo and conditioner like WATER. Now I don't feel so guilty about purchasing more expensive products because this little tool makes it go SUCH a long way. It lathers beautifully, cleans my scalp, and distributes conditioner evenly. Also, the feeling is spine-tingling, literally like having a tiny hair stylist just washing your hair for you. The best part is, it gets my hair SO CLEAN that I don't need to wash as often either, which is the cherry on top. Seriously, do yourself a favor, treat yo' self, and get the thing. You won't regret it." —Allison Brittain

    8. Help your three-buck chuck breathe and open up with a wine-aerating spout, showcasing the individual flavors and ~nuances~ of the wine even to beginner wine palates.


    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

    Promising review: "I am not a wine specialist, but I know what I like and buy very good wine at very reasonable prices. I did a taste test to see if I could notice a difference. Sipped some wine out of the bottle left to breathe for a couple of minutes; then some wine poured through the aerator and sipped immediately. The difference is VERY NOTABLE, even to my untrained palate. The wine tasted fresher, smoother, less harsh and more flavorful! I no longer drink reds without using these. And if I forget, I pour the wine back in the bottle and attach the aerator. Another nice feature? There are no wine drops coming down the side of the aerator, so no more risk of dripping onto a tablecloth or a shirt." —J. Long

    9. Make your bed every day. That's right!! Every day. It'll help you *kickstart* your productivity AND make your bedroom seem like HEAVEN on earth when you get back after a hectic day.

    Alice Mongkonglite / Thinkstock / BuzzFeed

    Forget *cheap* upgrades — this is a FREE life upgrade.

    This is part of BuzzFeed's ~Morning Person Challenge~, so if that interests you, check it out!

    In a commencement speech at the University of Texas, U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven said if you want to change the world, the first thing you should do is start making your bed. He said: "It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed."

    Looking for similar tips? Check out 31 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary.

    10. Keep your drinks cooler (or warmer, if you use 'em for coffee) in a set of double-wall insulated rocks glasses that'll look amazing sitting out on the bar cart — and DON'T SWEAT!


    That's right, no annoying condensation. They're made of sturdy borosilicate glass, so you can use them for hot or cold drinks, because any beverage deserves to look a little more beautiful. AND they're scratch-resistant and microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "These were much better than I could have imagined. They feel great in the hand and don't sweat. I use mine almost every day and they still look great after being put into the dishwasher. The size is perfect for old fashioneds as well as rum and Cokes or gin and tonics. They were shipped in a first-class box with plenty protection. These would make a great gift for connoisseur on your list." —riovalley

    11. Enjoy facial-like skincare at home with Nip + Fab daily cleansing pads with 2.8% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation, revealing brighter and clearer skin every day — plus hyaluronic acid for moisture and witch hazel to tone and soothe.

    These are designed to resurface and retexture your skin, revealing an exfoliated and brightened complexion beneath!

    Get a container of 60 pads from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "I have huge pores, acne scars, discoloration and poor skin texture. I'm sad I didn't hear about glycolic acid sooner!! Started off using these pads 1x per day then moved up to 2x as soon as my skin was used to it. I've been using them for about 1.5 months and the progress my skin has made is astonishing. I will continue to buy these for many months to come!" —Customer

    12. Bundle up in a pair of super-fluffy convertible mittens so you can keep your fingers toasty, but quickly pop 'em out once in a while to text without having to pull the whole darn things off.


    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in nine colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "Super cute, comfortable and practical. The flap that you can flip to use your phone is genius. Get these mittens before they are gone." —Sam Jordan

    13. ~Light up~ a trio of flameless candles that look like the real deal — thanks to a waxlike resin exterior and a moving "flame."


    They come with a remote so you can turn them on and off without getting up and a two-, four-, six-, or eight-hour timer so you can set them to auto shut off after you've drifted off for the night.

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $21.99.

    Promising review: "I love these candles. The flame moves in a motion of a real flame and looks real. Everyone compliments them. I put them in lanterns. The best part is that they work with remote control — so easy!" —Florida Mom

    14. Try an ingeniously designed olive oil bottle that'll infuse the flavor of whatever herb you want (looking at you, rosemary) and then measure the ideal amount for whatever recipe you're using. Use it to top salads, simple pasta dishes, or just for dunking hunks of bread for a majorly upgraded dinner game.


    Add herbs to the base, then pour in your favorite oil. The spout measures perfect amounts of oil so you can add just the right drizzle to recipes, salads, and roasting veggies. Press the button on the side and the vacuum design will fill the top with oil. When you have the right amount, just pour!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.54.

    Promising review: "I have no idea how I never owned one of these before! I do not remember the last time I used unflavored oil ever since this came into my life. So far I have infused it with garlic, basil, and rosemary. The garlic is by far my favorite. It provides a clean operation and the narrow pourer makes it possibly to transfer the oil to the bottles without spillage. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who appreciates olive oil!" —Betsy814

    15. Trade in your boring old hair tie for a velvet scrunchie to elevate your hairdo. This ombré pony? I'm in love.


    I'm not even mad scrunchies are back in style — they're totally cute *and* don't leave dents in your hair.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8 (available in grey tones and rose tones). You can also get a 12-pack of assorted colors for $10.99.

    16. Warm your noggin under a fleece-lined beanie so you can leave that weird itchy forehead feeling in 2019. Ugh my forehead is irritated just thinking about it.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 colors, and in packs of two at a slight discount.)

    Promising review: "This is the best, cutest hat. And so warm with the fleece inside. I got so many compliments in the sub-zero weather. My head is large (not disproportionately, however I don't like hats that are too tight) and the fit is perfect. My friend even wanted the link so she could order one in a different color! I recommend this, two-day shipping, arrived just in time. I would buy from this seller again." —April Johnson

    17. Drizzle Mike's Hot Honey on every food so you never have to decide between sweet and spicy. You can be (and eat) both!


    Need more inspiration? Learn more about the life-changing power of this honey in I Tried This Spicy Honey And It Changed How I Eat Every Meal.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.06.

    Need to bring that hot 'n' sweetness on the go? You can get a 12-pack of hot honey packets from Amazon for $12.

    18. Stop ~sleeping on~ luxurious PJs, and treat yourself to a velvety set that'll give you the sweetest dreams.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine styles).

    Promising review: "I was super nervous about purchasing, because I know pictures can sometimes be deceiving. It looks just like the photo, so glad I bought it! You can wear the bottoms high rise (no adjustable pull strings) & the top has adjustable straps. Overall, cutest pajama set I’ve ever seen, satisfied & will definitely be purchasing more in the future." —Luna Contreras

    19. Send your boring soap down the drain and try quadruple-milled, shea butter–infused French ~savon~ to soften, rather than dry out, your skin.


    Get bars from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 39 scents).

    Promising review: "I generally make my own soaps and body butters due to having extremely sensitive skin but I have completely fallen in love with this line. The lather is luxuriously ample yet gentle. The scent fills the bathroom but does not linger heavily on the body. It leaves my skin clean and soft — not dry as most bar soaps do. I highly recommend the Rose and Mirabelle scents. These bars are quadruple-milled so they do last a while." —NoIWontPutMyName

    20. Dress up your home office of cubicle with a five-piece brass organizer set — get ready to be about ten times more productive in this stylish environment (where you'll actually *know* where your sticky notes are.


    It comes with a pencil cut, letter organizer, paper tray, hanging file organizer, and sticky note holder.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.19+ (also available in copper/rose gold and black).

    Promising review: "Love love love this desk set! Everyone who comes into my office comments on how cute my desk accessories are. All the pieces are super sturdy and well-made. Helps keep me organized to boot. Definitely recommend!" —E.J.

    21. Fill out a Two-Minute Mornings journal with just a few key questions you can answer quickly (even before you have coffee) to focus your day and get it off to the right start.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    Promising review: "Received this book as a birthday gift. It quickly became a favorite morning practice. It's simple and quick and creates powerful intention and focus for my day. Because I've enjoyed it so much, I bought several copies to give to family and friends as holiday gifts. Highly recommend it!" —C LARA

    22. Display the plants you struggle to keep alive... or your fave tchotchkes... or your prettiest beauty products in the most stylish way possible on a macrame hanging shelf.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Promising review: "This looks as photographed and is exactly what I was looking for. I LOVE It! Sooo cool. Beats just a hanging plant. You can have a plant, stones, and a basket. It is like a cool floating shelf." —CD125

    23. And if you're looking to add some greenery to your room but don't want to add the stress of keeping it alive, choose one of these low-maintenance, hard-to-kill indoor plans.

    Learn more about the full list at Lauren Conrad.

    24. Sign up for a Facetory sheet mask subscription box for the self-gift of relaxation & a little me time *AND* wow-I-didn't-know-my-skin-could-feel-this-good hydration.


    Each kit comes with a detailed info card explaining the benefits of each mask too — so you know the what amazing things you're putting on your face.

    Get a curated box from Amazon. It's available in three levels: $8.90 ($4.96 for the first box; includes four entry-level masks), $19.90 ($9.56 for the first box; includes seven premium masks), both with free shipping, or $34.95 ($23.77 for the first box; includes three full-sized skin care products, three sheet masks, and one specialty item).

    Promising review: "It's fun to try out new masks that a well-reviewed by experts (I'm definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter." —Emily Berglund

    25. Stylishly sip out of reusable silicone straws to provide extra incentive to ~stop sucking~ and use less single-use plastic. Just pop 'em in the included case and you can take them everywhere you go.


    And they come with a cleaning brush too!

    Get a set of four eight-inch straws from Amazon for $12.99+ (also available in 10-inch straws, and with white cases).

    Promising review: "If you are looking to get on board with reducing single use plastic...this is the way to start. Durable, easy to clean, nice little travel case. Works really well in fast food cups. I keep one in my purse, one in my briefcase and one in my favorite tote bag. Awesome product." —MotorCityChic72

    26. Pre-heat your sheets before you climb in with a hot water bottle. And this one with the knit fox cozy (so you can cuddle up with it without too much direct heat) is almost *too* cute.


    Get the hot water bottle and cozy set from Amazon for $14.99 (available in eight different colors/cozy designs).

    Promising review: "This rubber hot water bottle is super cute, safe and so easy to use. I wanted to have something on hand that my daughter could take to bed with her without worrying about her falling asleep with an electric heating pad left on. This hot water bottle is so simple, has a nice tight stopper to prevent leaks, and the really cute sweater cover helps keep the surface of the rubber from laying directly on your skin and causing any burns and helps insulate the water bottle to keep it warmer longer." —N. Cousino

    27. Swap your ratty undies for Aerie's super-comfy (and cute) ones with pretty lace detailing or ~cheeky~ sayings — that won't give you your thousandth wedgie.


    Get the pair pictured above for $12.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and nine colors).

    RIGHT NOW, you can also mix and match 10 pairs for $25 with promo code BUZZFEED2019 (that's $2.50 a pair)!

    28. Set aside out your not-cozy-enough dresses and don a turtleneck dress that'll look equally fabulous over leggings, tights, or over-the-knee boots — and bring you softness + warmth.,

    If you're looking for an oversized fit or longer length, go up a size.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite Amazon clothing purchases. The sweater material itself is soft and thick, and the quality of the design is great. Pair this with OTK boots and you have a great fall/winter look. I ordered the burnt orange/rust color and love it. After wearing this out for one night, I received a handful of compliments. Highly recommend this dress." —Brittany

    29. Slather on an overnight sleeping mask to wake up with quenched, hydrated, and radiant skin by the time your alarm goes off. Catching some Zs just got a lot more productive.,

    Get them from Amazon: hyaluronic acid for $10.96, rose oil for $10, snail repair for $14.16, and collagen for $14.98.

    Promising review (for the rose oil): "I don’t normally write reviews! However, THIS PRODUCT WORKS WONDERS! I am starting my second bottle! I hope that tells you something. This product has only been the one to work for me! It gets rid of my redness around my nose! On top of that! My pores seem 'porelsess,' if that makes any sense! Before bed I slather this product on, and in the morning my hands and my face are silky, smooth, radiant, and bright LOOKING! There are days where I wouldn’t need to wear concealer! I wished there was a bigger bottle! In addition, a little goes a long way so don’t get too crazy by putting too much on, or else you’ll become like me, SAD THAT ITS ALMOST RUNNING OUT!" —Athena Ly

    30. Figure out how much sleep you need and...actually get it.

    BuzzFeed / Jenny Chang

    Whether that's taking advantage of your iPhone's bedtime function, figuring out what sleeping position (and pillow configuration) is most conducive to your bod, or staying off your phone after the lights go out, actively try to get the amount of sleep your body is craving.

    Looking for some suggestions? Check out 32 Things For Anyone Who's Still Awake At 3 A.M. Chanting "Go To Sleep!".

    31. Catch a fully uninterrupted night of Zs (especially if the sun is up before you) with a contoured sleeping mask that'll never press down on your eyes, so you'll completely forget you're even wearing it.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.09.

    Promising review: "Perfect! The problem I have with my regular eye masks is that it always touches and puts pressure on my eyelids and eyelashes, especially when I blink. This mask doesn't do any of that! It allows plenty of room for my eyes to breathe, completely blacks out the room, fits snug, and has an adjustable strap! Bye bye dollar store flat sleep masks!" —Veronica

    32. Perfectly chill any libation WITHOUT watering it down by swapping your regular cube tray for a wedge ice cube set — it also happens to look really cool.


    The set comes with a double old-fashioned glass and a silicone mold to make the wedge of ice.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    Promising review: "We absolutely LOVE these whiskey wedge glasses. They are simple to use, durable, and are such a hit at dinner parties and cocktail hour. The wedge stays solid for a very long time and melts at the appropriate pace so as to not water down your drink. The bourbon drinkers around here are very pleased with the water melt ratio in this glass and we have since ordered three more to add to our first purchase! Highly recommend!!" —Haley E.

    33. Or get some cocktail-infused ice cubes that won't dilute your drinks; they'll add even *more* deliciousness.

    Uncommon Goods

    Each flavor is designed to complement cocktails with paired botanicals and flavors: blood orange and ginger, peach with herbs and bitters, and cucumber and watermelon with clover honey and lime, ~negroni~, and meyer lemon daiquiri. Y U M.

    Get a set of 12 cubes from Uncommon Goods for $18 (available in five flavors).

    34. Upgrade your shades by attaching a pearl sunglasses chain for an extra luminous addition to your outfit — and the convenience of not having to put your sunglasses away every time you stop inside.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    This is one of my favorite ways I upgraded 2019 tbh.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.18+ (available in 15 styles).

    ^That's me^ — check out my full review of this sunglasses chain for more!

    35. Fluff up whatever cleanser you use in a face wash foamer, so you use less product (saving $$ in the long run) and enjoy a more ~luxurious~ experience. Plus, the foamed up wash is less harsh on sensitive skin!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    Promising review: "This thing is the bomb. Does exactly what it advertises; makes a thick whipped cream/foam out of washes, making it economical as well as fun. It can soften harsh washes to make the concoction gentler on skin. It's also great for mixing washes if you have two or more you'd like to combine for different effects. And of course, a little goes a long, long way with this puppy. For the price, it's a steal. Definitely give it a try if you're not sure. It's a really cool device." —Knock Knock Me

    36. Make pooping easier by ~copping a squat~ on the original Squatty Potty so constipation is no longer your #1 (or should we say #2) consternation.


    If you somehow still don't know what a Squatty Potty is, it's a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping. ~Going~ in this position is supposed to fully relax your Puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that's TMI, just try it and see.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about how much Squatty would impact my GI conditions but this is amazing. Although the stance is a bit awkward to experience at first, the results are immediate. After finishing, my lower abdomen is SO much more relaxed than a bowel movement without the Squatty. There is NONE of the strain/tightness/cramping I usually feel in my lower abdomen." —S. Levine

    37. Enjoy all the perks of a brunch out in the comfort of your own home with a Dash mini waffle maker in your favorite color. You don't even have to put pants on.


    Looking for a great waffle mix to make things even easier? I'd recommend my personal favorite, Birch Benders buttermilk pancake and waffle mix — just need add water and oil (aka you don't need to have eggs in the house!).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight colors, plus a heart-shaped and pumpkin-shaped version).

    Promising review: "Definitely one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon so far. Just as described, it is a mini waffle-maker. Because of its size, it works quicker than a normal-sized one so even though you can only make one small waffle at a time, each waffle should be done in about a minute or two. The interior is also non-stick so it is really easy to clean, which was a huge bonus for me. On top of that, it comes with a little instruction pamphlet that tells you how to use it and and includes recipes and recipe ideas! Personally, I love it; it’s what I wanted and more." —Cristal M.

    38. Keep everything you have to take with you organized FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE — without sacrificing style. This stylish and compact crossbody bag (with built-in credit card slots (that are also RFID-protected) and a main compartment for your phone, glasses, and lipstick) should do the trick.


    That friend who can never find their things? This is for them (and also you).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 22 colors and patterns)

    Promising review: "It is a great little bag to just throw on and go!! It can hold my cell phone, my credit cards plus the little extras like lipstick and keys. This bag is great for errands and running around to my kids' sporting events. The feel of the bag is great and seems quite durable. I will be buying a couple of these bags for my teenage daughters!!" —zammama

    And btw, this was one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2018 — check out our selection of Oprah's Favorite Things You Can Afford Even If You Aren't A Billionaire from 2018 for even more great ideas.

    39. Illuminate a wall or window with a 10-strand curtain of string lights to add a warm glow to the whole place — they look especially gorgeous behind a gauzy hanging, too.


    My parents hung some of these up for the holidays, and they look G O R G E O U S hanging in their windows!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "I love decorating my house with lights, even when it is not a holiday season. I like the way it brightens everything up, plus I think it's really relaxing to turn off the other house lights at night, and just have the string lights on. I have a few different types of string lights, but they are all the standard type; one long strand of cord, with white lights in a line. I definitely do not own anything like this one! I love that there are new uses for these lights. They can be hanged along a bay window, a sliding glass door, a bedroom doorway, behind the backboard of a bed, etc. They can also be used at more formal occasions, like at a wedding/reception, baby shower, engagement party, etc. Not to mention the price is really great for what you get. If you're looking to decorate for a special occasion, or just really enjoy decorating your house with lights (like me), than these are really nice lights to purchase." —Kimberly Sue

    40. Cut the cable cord once and for all and save $$$ by switching to an Amazon Fire TV stick. Simply pop into your existing TV and stream all the shows, movies, and music you want.


    Use the voice button to find shows, launch apps, search for type of movie ("Alexa find suspense thrillers") OR EVEN ORDER A PIZZA from Dominos!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "We have been getting steady increases in ourcCable TV bill with no increases in services. So we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition. We are very pleased with the performance of this device. It is easy to setup with prompts provided as you power it up. We then added our favorite apps, (also very easy), and have never looked back at the Cable TV being gone. We now save over $100 a month without those charges for Cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go." —Stephen H. Jenkins

    41. ~Get a grip~ on staying hydrated in the new decase with a pretty 22-ounce water bottle with a textured silicone sleeve and handle (so you don't drop it every five seconds).


    And it has a slim profile so you can slip it in your purse or briefcase, no problem.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "Great little guy to have in your water bottle arsenal! It's lightweight with a nice grippy side. My favorite part is the size. While it doesn't fit in traditional water bottle sleeves on the side of a backpack, the shorter, slimmer design makes it perfect for a messenger bag or a purse. It sits flat and doesn't roll around like a traditional bottle. Plus, I like that you can see the bottom to make sure it's clean!" —Charlie W.

    42. Transform any pair of shoes into Uggs by popping in a pair of cushiony Australian sheepskin inserts for comfort *and* warmth.


    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes 4–13).

    Promising review: "Wonderful! Warm, cozy, comfortable — everything I could want. Many of the insoles I have bought in the past had a layer of fleece stuck to a piece of plastic, which felt fine for a little while but soon the fleece wore away and I was walking on the plastic which was very uncomfortable. These are the real deal — a piece of lamb hide with leather on the bottom and fleece on top. The fleece is so thick I can't imagine it will ever wear down to the bottom but if it does, I will be walking on soft leather, which isn't bad. I will be buying again." —Linda Williams

    43. Change your lunch game (and breakfast + dinner too) with a floating-hinge panini press , because regular sandwiches are BORING.


    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I typically do not purchase appliances with one use but this is so fast and handy that I use this for more than sandwiches. We are empty nesters and I eat alone during the week, leaving me somewhat uninspired to make much of an effort. With common sense, this unit is capable of other jobs...turkey burgers, roasted veggies, quesadillas; to name a few. I do wish there was a temperature control but cannot complain given the 20-dollar price tag. The surface will accommodate two sandwiches, even on oversized bread, such as rye." —Helen0225

    44. Massage your favorite serum into your skin with a lovely jade roller and gua sha set — it can also reduce puffiness. And when you're done? Definitely display it on your vanity.


    It can help your skin absorb products better and increase circulation. And it just *feels* really great, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a bigger size for $8.49).

    Promising review: "Finally caved and had to see what the jade craze was about. I started using this before bed during my nightly cleansing routine. It is quiet and the coolness of the stone feels great on your skin. Love that are is two different sizes on each end making it great for small areas like under your eyes and big areas like the rest of your face..or a nice body massage! I've been struggling with tired dark eyes and so far after a week the puffiness has dramatically decreased. This roller would make a really great gift as well." —Amazon Customer

    45. ~Glow up~ in 2019 by using a Maybelline chrome highlighter with pigmentation and a price tag that are *both* stunning (in slightly different ways)., Amazon

    The soft powder formula is infused with reflective pigments you can apply sparingly or intensely for different looks.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "This is a great highlighter for its price! I've used Becca's Champagne Pop ($38) in the past, and NO ONE can tell the difference between the two. Its gives a natural looking glow- without the appearance of excess. I use it with both a fan and regular brush. Perfect for both night and day (you'll need to vary the application depending on when you plan to use it, however). Arrived in perfect condition as well." —Ajap Boparai

    46. Need a quick ~glow~-up without having to spend too much time on makeup? Just dab highlighter on a few quick spots, like your cheekbones or the inner corner of the eyes.

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    47. Take your running-errand outfit to a fashion blogger level; toss those hole-in-the-crotch leggings and try a pair of stylish striped joggers (with all the comfort of sweatpants!) instead.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 30 styles)

    Promising review: "I'd been looking for a pair of sweatpant-like pants that weren't sloppy to wear running errands, but also are comfy for around the house relaxing. These are perfect. I ordered a size up since I wanted a a loser fit. They fit great, the pockets hold a ton of stuff (and without looking bulky) which I love. The fabric is soft and has held up through several washes so far without any pilling. They also go well with the crop tops I have." —Sophiesaur

    48. Dry your hair (without causing damage or frizz) in a microfiber towel turban that'll button easily in the back so the whole thing won't go sliding off your head when you're sitting watching TV.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "This is great!!! I always hate having the towel fall off my head, plus a normal towel is actually damaging for your hair. This just works so well, stays on, and reduces frizz. I had to buy a few more because I love it so much. Seriously, everyone with hair past your ears needs this." —Kate

    Sneak peak footage of us living our best lives in 2019:

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