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    27 Fancy-Looking Things You Can Actually Afford

    A little luxury for less.

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    1. A five-piece kitchen tool set in a gleaming gold that'll look lovely sitting in a pretty utensil holder or hanging from a pegboard.

    Get the set from Amazon for $24.43.

    2. A lace-inset velvet sleep set George Costanza would be envious of.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors).

    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! Wasn’t sure if medium would fit me, but 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." —Lura Conteras

    3. A mini faux fur stool for some interior design mag–style for under $25.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (also available in light pink).

    4. A pretty passport holder anyone who lives that jet set life needs right now (or anyone who wishes they did).,

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 17 styles).

    5. A trio of LED flameless candles with metallic gold exteriors and a remote control for a combination of the two best things: elegance and laziness.

    Turn them on and off manually, or turn them on or off or set a four- or eight-hour timer with the easy breezy remote!

    Get the set of three (includes one 3-inch, one 4-inch, and one 5-inch candle) from Amazon for $19.99. Available in three colors.

    Promising review: "Very good fake candles. I had to get batteries because it didn’t come with any. I can turn them on and off from my bed and have had no problems with them so far. So elegant looking!" —Victoria C.

    6. A deck of playing cards made with actual 24-karat gold foil for at-home poker nights that are more luxurious than the swankiest five-star hotel and casino in Vegas.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.59.

    7. A metallic or floral roll-top lunch bag to give your sad desk lunch a touch of the luxurious life.

    Get it from Bando for $26 (available in four colors and patterns).

    8. 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and five colors) and the men's style for $13.99+ (available in sizes 8–14 and three colors).

    9. Breezy curtains with a sheer design that'll make you say "Florals? For home decor? Groundbreaking."

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in seven sizes and 24 patterns).

    Promising review: "These curtains are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Ridiculously low price for the quality. The items arrived much faster than anticipated, even though it was not a Prime item." —Festygirl

    10. A reproduced vintage mineral poster (complete with everything you need to hang it) for wall decoration that really ~rocks~.

    Did you steal this from the Museum of Natural History? No! It's made right here in the USA from sustainably-sourced wood.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. Lightweight, foldable headphones with padded ear cushions and pretty brushed gold detailing.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these headphones. They are very comfortable and lightweight! They connect easily to Bluetooth and sound amazing. No interference just pure beautiful sound with a fair amount of bass, even from my phone. I would highly recommend these as they are an excellent price too!" —spencer

    12. A rose quartz rolling face massager that'll be like an at-home facial treatment, but for way less $$$.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    13. A five-piece set of rose gold makeup brushes with super soft, densely packed synthetic hairs designed to create a flawless and airbrushed final look. You know they'll look really cool sitting out on the vanity or bathroom counter.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.29.

    Promising review: "After seeing these type of makeup brushes plastered all over Instagram, I decided to try them out. They were cheap enough so I figured if I didn't like 'em, no harm really done. Well, I LOVE them. I haven't used my other makeup brushes or my sponge since. The two larger ones I use for liquid foundation and under-eye concealer. The largest one is also fantastic to smooth out & blend your makeup look. The three smaller ones I use to contour and highlight. These work with both powder and liquid. I also feel like these are more sanitary than the beauty blender I was using every day (though I cleaned it often). I can't believe I waited this long to try them!" —Liz

    14. A set of jumbo fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs to moisturize your skin and make your next tub soak a little more spa-like.

    And they won't stain your tub, so you won't have to scrub afterwards.

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $18.98,

    Promising review: "I'm not one to usually leave feedback about products (horrible I know), but I felt the need to say how wonderful these bath bombs are! The size is great, but the scents are fantastic!. Whatever one you use permeates the room and stays with you for hours! the mixes are well thought out and are great. I have ordered this mix twice, and both times received different scents, with only one scent duplicate. That shows a wide range of stock to me. I will be giving these out as gifts (if I feel generous!) and fully expect everyone to love them as much as I do!" —Linda Moore

    15. A triangular palette of holographic shimmering highlighters for a truly out-of-this-world glow.

    (Psst: according to reviewers, it's totally a dupe of the Kat von D Alchemist palette)

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    Promising review: "Absolutely a stunning value!!! For the price, these super light and silky highlighters cannot be beat!!! I love the ever-so-soft and subtle shimmer and glow they give my complexion. These are lovely 3D prismatic highlighters that make your complexion glow without being overtly noticed as a highlighter. I loved the presentation in the package. The product itself is finely milled...I believe the ultra micro fine texture of the powder is what allows the subtle prismatic effect!!! I simply was delighted with this product!!!" —Susan H

    16. A slate board with brass handles to deck out your first grown up wine-and-cheese night or dinner party.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I bought two of these as gifts and both recipients love them. This is a wonderful product for the very reasonable price. I want one for myself now!" —Shelby Young

    17. Brightening and de-puffing gold and collagen eye masks to soothe your under eyes too many late nights bingeing your most recent TV obsession.,

    Dude, the Amazon review before & after photos are LEGIT. I'm 10/10 buying some of these, myself.

    Get a pack of 12 pairs from Amazon for $20.79.

    Promising review: "These eye masks are absolutely amazing! I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, as well as slight bags from being a mother of four. Eye creams do absolutely nothing for me, and I gave these a try just on a whim, not really expecting much. But they really work! The results aren't permanent, but I put these on for about an hour in the evening while I relax and watch TV, and my under eyes are much lighter and less puffy. I absolutely love these eye masks, and I will never be without them again." —Kate Johnson

    18. A stylish insulated water bottle designed to keep your water cold for 24 hours...while asking the question, "Wood you like to stay hydrated?"

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in two sizes and 22 patterns).

    Promising review: "I have to say this is the best water bottle I have ever had. It is not only beautiful but like having a perfect functioning thermos. This bottle does exactly what is says and that is keep water cold for 24 hrs and 12 hrs for your hot. I use it mainly for my water...and really and truly even if I leave my water in the car in this hot humid weather in Florida it WILL BE COLD when I open the bottle!!! I also got many compliments on this bottle's design." —Alison M. Canizares

    19. A pretty and stackable three-drawer organizer for anyone whose high-end makeup collection might be getting slightly out of hand.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.80+ (available in 15 colors, some clear and some opaque).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this organizer! I bought two to store my most frequently used cosmetic items and it is the perfect size. I have two side by side, but they can also be stacked if that fits better in your home. Great size drawers – a lot of other brands made the drawers too short but this one comfortably fits foundation bottles (laying down) and thick powder containers (Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals, Cover FX, etc). I had no problems with shipping — they arrived within a week in great condition. I am recommending this to all of my friends!" —Diana Rivera

    20. A made-in-Italy, seven-piece decanter set that'll look like an antique you inherited from your grandparents.


    It comes with six cut rocks glasses, a decanter, and a stopper.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.04.

    Promising review: “I bought this for a Dirty Santa game with friends. The look on everyone’s faces when it was opened was purely priceless. No one could believe I attained such a nice set for the price limits we had set. There was some fighting over this one, I’ll tell you that. I hear it’s still in use today.” —Jonathan J. Weeks

    21. A strand of string lights where the lights are — wait for it — champagne bottles! Talk about adding a ~pop~ of fun to your living space, right?

    Get them from Amazon for $16.07.

    22. A super full tulle skirt with a satin ribbon around the waist you'll want to take out for a ~spin~ at least once a week.,

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (one size with adjustable waist; available in 19 colors).

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! So full and fluffy; not see through at all. Definitely recommend." —Jose S.

    23. Polarized pastel sunglasses that won't ~li-lack~ style

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 colors).

    24. A textured faux fur blanket for the epitome of cozy elegance.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    Promising review: "I received the faux fur throw yesterday, and I was truly impressed with how it looked and felt. It is incredibly soft, and the wonderful thing is that both sides have the very same softness, despite the fact that the textures are entirely different. I sleep on the sofa due to back pain that oddly feels better when I sleep there instead of my bed. So, last night I slept under my new faux fur throw, and I can honestly say that it was the most restful night’s sleep that I have had in a long time. The fur throw is substantial, but it isn’t heavy. It felt so soft and light against me, and yet it was very warm — but not too warm. I felt so comfortable cuddled up under this throw that I soon fell asleep and slept soundly for six straight hours. I am completely satisfied with this throw and consider it a real bargain at $22." —Feekie

    25. A golden pen that'll say "why yes, what I'm doodling in this meeting is very important"


    Get it from Amazon for $6.76.

    26. 18K white gold–plated ear jackets for a subtle sparkle you can wear with every outfit.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in yellow gold).

    27. A highly pigmented eyeshadow palette chock-full of 18 shades: eight rich and buttery mattes, six pressed pearls, three duo-chrome shimmers, and one glitter.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    Promising review: "Beautiful palette!! I am in shock over this palette!! It’s the best dupe yet for the Huda Rose Gold. This is a must buy.... you won’t regret it!" —Courtney KH

    All that's missing is a little bubbly! Does Trader Joe's make three-buck chuck champagne?


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