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    34 Cheap Things That Bring A Whole Lot Of Fabulousness

    Channel your inner Sharpay: "I want fabulous, that is my simple request."

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    1. An off-the-shoulder skater dress with a high-low hem to marry your two fashion preferences, comfy and stylish, for a knockout combo that'll stun at your next special event.,

    Promising review: "I can't believe how amazing this dress is. I wore this to a Valentine's Day gala and women in $300 gowns were complimenting me — I know this because one woman was angry to see someone else wearing the same dress and said 'I paid $300 for this. I'm returning it to Nordstrom immediately!" The material stretches slightly for a perfect fit but still has some hold to it, if that makes sense." —Sweet Chi

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and15 colors/patterns, including two hem lengths).

    2. A knotted headband that'll keep your hair under control when you're trying to snap an OOTD on a windy day *and* add a stylish touch to any hairdo — it's called "being lazy but looking 100%," look it up.

    Promising review: "This headband is literally my FAVORITE! It really is versatile and feels like really good quality. The seams are stitched well, it doesn't slip, and I'm looking forward to getting it in more colors." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 26 colors).

    3. Gorgeous gold leaf or pearl hair pins to elevate any bun from just messy to ~high class~.,

    Promising review (for the ones on the left): "Very pretty pins — the rhinestones are nice and sparkly, not dull like the cheap crystals you find for adding to corsages, etc. The base pins are good quality and look as though they won't bend too easily. I was afraid that these would look cheap, but they definitely do not." —Tanya T Stankunas

    Get them from Amazon: the first set of three for $7.66 and second set of 10 for $9.66.

    4. A burgundy velvet dress that would go perfectly with a red carpet — don't you think? Better perfect your poses, you gorgeous you.


    Get it from H&M for $10.99 (originally $17.99; available in sizes 12–22).

    5. John Frieda Day 2 Revival products, so you can keep your meticulously-styled 'dos fresh and vibrant for longer — all of the formulas are super lightweight and work to refresh your waves/curls, absorb oil, and smooth away pesky flyaways.,

    Here's what each product does:

    Wave Refresh Spray: lightweight formula enhances texture and lightly fragrances second day hair

    Dry Shampoo: absorbs oil and refreshes hair with a residue-free formula

    Curl Reset Spray: infuses moisture and hold into curls

    Smoothing Dry Oil: lightweight formula helps to tame frizz and flyaways, while boosting shine

    Promising review (for the texturizing spray): "Adds significant curl to my wavy hair. Doesn’t feel sticky like salt spray or get crusty like gel. The curl did not last a full day, but it returns after another spritz. My hair is chin-length and thick. I like to spray it on damp hair and scrunch to dry for longer staying power. The smell is not overpowering, but I do feel it is not a feminine scent, so it seems gender neutral." —Flower

    Get the entire collection from Amazon for $9.49 each (plus a 40% off your first order coupon!): Wave Refresh Spray, Dry Shampoo, Curl Reset Spray, and Smoothing Dry Oil.

    6. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings that'll amp up any ordinary top and take your outfit straight from meh to fab.,

    Promising review: "I am a very picky buyer; I shop extremely carefully on Amazon. I don't really post reviews often unless the product just blows me away, and these leggings are fabulous. My husband asked me when I bought buy a pair of leather pants. He thought they were real leather." —Jewlo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    7. A pair of over-the-knee boots with a chunky heel and stylish lace-up action that'll instantly dress up your favorite pair of jeans and give 'em a whole new look.

    Promising review: "I love, love, love these boots. I ordered all three colors: tan, black, and brown. These boots do not look cheap or rachet, and they are well made for their price point. The boots come to the top of my knees and fit perfectly on the foot. I did spray a shoe stretch spray on the insides to add even more comfort and flexibility for those all-day wears. This has been the best shoe purchase for the price that I've ever made. Random people are complimenting my boots everywhere I go." —Phillydiva

    Get them from Amazon for $15.87+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and 14 colors).

    8. A flowy velvet dress that'll automatically crown you as #1 most stylish at any party, wedding, or special occasion you grace with your presence.,

    P.S. If you're concerned about coverage on the sides, just put some double-sided fashion tape on it! Or, if you're smaller-chested, try sizing down!

    Promising review: "This dress is beyond gorgeous!!!! It is beyond beautiful and for the price you can’t beat it! I bought this dress for a wedding we were attending and got so many compliments on it. I paired it with this gold feather belt that I also found on Amazon for only $10! I can’t wait to wear this dress again." —Benjamin D. Becker

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XL and six colors).

    9. An off-the-shoulder wrap jumpsuit with its own agent, probably — it's in high demand after all, but you're its perfect candidate.


    Get it from Boohoo for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 12–22 and two colors).

    10. A Lottie London Heart stamp eyeliner to add some pretty art onto your face that requires no effort (or skill!) on your part.,

    Trust me, I wear these stamps all the time and get lots of compliments, coupled with "Did you draw that?" and "Is that a tattoo?" questions.

    Get it from Ulta for $7.49 (also available in star, moon, treble sign, and wing designs).

    11. A pair of tassled drop earrings for statement jewelry that people can't help but notice, compliment, and probably ask you which fancy boutique you found them in.


    Promising review: "Extremely pleased! I was skeptical about ordering earrings on Amazon, but with free returns it was worth a shot. These were SO carefully packaged, which would be perfect for a gift. The color is spot on, size is generous, details are beautiful, and the quality rivals any of the popular boutique brands — and you cannot beat the price! So happy I took the chance!" —NCCHIS

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 27 colors).

    12. A fan-favorite Maybelline sponge-tip concealer for dabbing away dark circles, unwelcome blemishes, surgery scars, and whatever else might prevent you from ~feeling~ your best — 'cause that's what really matters!

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    Promising review: "Best under eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old, have tried them all and I wouldn't go out without applying this concealer. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy." —Morty

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4) for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29+ (available in 12 shades).

    13. An elegant but sexy lacy mini you'll pull out for just about any occasion that requires you to wear something more elevated than your usual daytime ensembles. Check. Yourself. Out!!!

    Promising review: "Wow, this dress looks much more expensive in person than it is. I have a huge chest (30G) and a comparatively small (27") waist, so it can be difficult to find dresses that fit well. I bought this to wear to a wedding later this spring, but I love it so much that I'm already wearing it out tonight. It's going to pull double duty at the opera (it's fancy enough to pass there!) and a Japandroids concert after (it's cool enough to pass there too)." —Devin B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and six colors).

    14. A sheer-sleeved embroidered dress you can sort into the "too pretty NOT to wear" category of your wardrobe — your other dresses will definitely be jealous.,

    Promising review: "This dress is lovely. The sleeves are beautiful and I like that it's one detail that makes the dress pop, even though the rest is black and simple (black is my favorite color). The dress material is very soft and surprisingly quite thick — I thought it would be thinner, so it was a nice added bonus. I love the length and altogether it's a great and versatile dress." —binch

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 15 colors/styles).

    15. Chic platform lace-up sneakers for when comfort is nonnegotiable, but you also want your shoes to be the ~focal point~ of your outfit.


    Promising review: "I bought these to wear for my trip to NYC, where I had planned on doing a lot of walking and I knew it was going to be raining. These blew me away! I was able to walk in them all day with no foot pain. After getting rained on (the patent leather kept them from being soggy) it felt like they stretched a bit. I added extra support insoles and they were even more perfect. They look cute with nearly everything and gave my small frame a little extra height." —courtbu

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5-9 and in four colors).

    16. A Maybelline liquid lipstick that'll paint your pout with bold, rich color that could easily pass off as Kat Von D or Stila — and it doesn't fade throughout the day or feel tacky!

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    Promising review: "This literally will not come off unless you use heavy duty makeup remover (NOT makeup wipes). It is a little drying, but you can always put lip gloss or chapstick over it after it dries. It's very pigmented. Probably my best liquid lipstick, and definitely my cheapest. I'm buying a second one after like two days of owning the first." —M Hatcher

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#1) for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69+ (plus a 40% off your first order coupon; available in 23 shades).

    If non-liquid mattes are more your thing, check out our picks for best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. A First Aid Beauty facial mist (made from soothing, hydrating, cooling, and antioxidant-rich ingredients like aloe, Rose of Jericho, kale, spinach, etc.) that'll keep your makeup from slipping off and keep your face looking refreshed and alive, no matter how few hours you slept — it'll be your little secret!

    Promising review: "This is a product I didn't know I needed. It's so refreshing and smells so delicious. I usually spray it over a face of makeup but lately I've been misting right before bed so I can wake up glowing. It's a great chaser to my moisturizer." —Lili

    Get it from Amazon or First Aid Beauty for $15 (originally $18).

    18. A sophisticated faux leather crossbody bag that'll make you feel like a socialite strutting around town. It even has a detachable strap so you can convert it into a night-out-ready envelope clutch.


    Get it from Target for $22.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A midnight blue teddy jacket to turn the ordeal of cold-weather layering from "I look like a puffball" into "I look darn good" — all while maintaining the coziness you always crave.


    Get it from Asos for $24 (originally $60; available in sizes XS–L). Though it's more expensive, this plus-sized teddy coat is just as fab!

    20. A pleated A-line dress to throw on whenever you need something a lil' fancier than your daytime dresses — add a clutch, and voila, the belle of the ball has arrived!,

    Promising review: "This is one of my new favorite dresses. The material is nice and thick without being too heavy, and the quality is very nice — doesn't feel cheap at all, despite the $20 price tag. It's very versatile and can easily be dressed up or down. Love it!" —Spudma

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 41 colors/designs).

    21. Satin hair scrunchies to give your updos a touch of personality, color, and luxe — consider this your ponytail or ballerina bun 2.0.


    Promising review: "Love these!! I always sleep with my hair up, and these scrunchies not only keep my hair from creasing, but the satin is better for my hair at night. I use a silk pillowcase at night for the same reason. They’re a great size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    22. A darling semi-sheer blouse featuring a necktie and contrast piping that'll make you feel polished on the inside and out — that's the power it has.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

    23. A padded-shoulder polka dot blazer that'll make you the sharpest-dressed person in any work meeting, hands down. Did you close that major business deal? Probably.


    Get it from Asos for $21 (originally $44; available in sizes 2–10) or $24 (originally $44; available in sizes 12–22).

    24. A crisscross ring for a touch of sparkle that looks way more expensive than it is — so go ahead, wave your hands around! Be expressive! Let the whole world take notice (and take notes)!


    Promising review: "Breathtaking piece! The ring is so elegant and beautiful. It came in a cute jewelry pouch and I could not be more happy with the quality and look." —Elan Rotklein

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5-9 and three colors).

    25. A mini fabric steamer to keep your clothes free of wrinkles and other mishaps they've incurred as victims of being tossed without any regard (oops) — and best of all, it takes only a few minutes for your clothes to be wear-ready again!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / Via

    It uses plain tap water, has a nine-feet cord, produces steam within a minute, steams up to five garments in one go (180 ml is the max water volume), and comes with a travel bag.

    Promising review: "A picture is worth a thousand words. Apologies in advance if my photos do not do this little device justice. I am beyond thrilled with this little gizmo. It has worked wonders on everything in my closet from delicate chiffon and poly-blends, to heavier cotton and wool-blends. I have even steamed stubborn wrinkles from blazers, purses, and linen. I considered purchasing a larger steamer, but they tend to be clumsy, heavy and difficult to maneuver. This steamer is perfect. And for frequent refills, I simply keep a pitcher of water nearby. For the price, you can't beat it." —Savvy Shopper

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review, "I’m Not Joking, This Mini Clothing Steamer Will Help You Be A Better Adult," for all the deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    26. A Tide To Go pen to keep handy in every purse you own, so you never have to walk around with stains populating your stylish ensembles.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is unreal. It got coffee drip stains out of my bright white, fancy tank top that I wear for work. It's saved white pants. It's saved a really nice dress. The moral here isn't that I'm sometimes a slob. It's that this stuff does work. Coffee, jam, egg wash, V-8, and a couple of other things I think my kids have removed." —AthenaisMedomai

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.89.

    27. A giant bottle of Dickinson's witch hazel toner to level out and heal your persisting acne, while also preventing new blemishes from popping up — because they're not about to steal the spotlight from the gorgeousness that is you.

    Augusta Falletta / Via

    Promising review: "After a life of mostly good skin, I recently started getting cystic acne on my chin, redness on my cheeks and more oil than usual on my forehead. I received a bottle of Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner and started using it a few weeks ago (morning and night after cleansing and followed by moisturizer) and HOO BOY let me tell you, it's amazing. First of all, my skin is smoother than my infant nephew's butt after a warm bath. My combo skin has leveled out and the cystic acne on my chin healed — and no new pimples have sprouted up since. Plus, this massive bottle is less than $5 and will last until the 2020 election, so it's an awesome investment for such a small price." —Augusta Falletta

    Get it from Walmart for $4.68.

    Check out more beauty and style reviews by the As/Is team in "Just 43 Amazing Beauty And Style Things To Try This Year!"

    28. A vegan Tarte teeth-whitening pen so you can drink all the coffee you want and still flash your million-watt smile at the haters.


    This vegan product is formulated without parabens or phthalates. It protects tooth enamel (instead of damaging it like a lot of whitening products) and breaks up dark spots and stains. A natural mint flavor makes it extra refreshing. It's our cheap pick for the best teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Literally two uses and I can see a difference in my teeth. They look so much whiter than what I'm used to looking at! I'm a heavy coffee drinker, and I have super sensitive teeth, and this doesn't bother my teeth, gums, or mouth after using it. It tastes like the fluoride from the dentist, so you feel super clean and shiny! Highly recommend, and I will be buying this product forever!" —TiaMichelle

    Get it from Tarte or Sephora for $22.

    29. A high-waisted faux suede lace-up mini that'll keep you company on all of your photo-worthy excursions across town...or the globe — pair it with over-the-knee boots and a sweater, and you got yourself a winning outfit.,

    Reviewers' tip: If you order a black skirt, either wash it with all darks or hand wash it, otherwise it might stain other clothes!

    Promising review: "This skirt fit great! It is high-waisted and hits at the middle of my thighs. I got a lot of compliments wearing it and it did not ride up AT ALL when I was walking around in Paris all day!! Highly recommend!" —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 15 colors/designs). Check out a similar-ish plus-sized skirt with lace-up detailing from Torrid for $33.67 (originally $44.90; available in sizes 00–6).

    30. A Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer to help give your face some natural definition, so you can 👏 flex 👏 all 👏 of 👏 your 👏 angles 👏 on the 'gram!,

    Promising review: "Leaves a natural bronzed finish on the skin. No orange discoloration. The most subtle bronzer I've ever used. "Light" is perfect for pale/fair skin tones. Those with darker skin tones can use as a highlighter. Looks and feels lovely." —Johnny

    Get it from Amazon for $6.81+ (available in two shades).

    31. A pair of thigh-high socks that'll stay totally opaque even when they stretch and pair perfectly with your skirts, shorts, shoes, and just about anything you can think of.


    Promising review: "The fit is great. I have extremely large thighs I've always had difficulty with thigh highs. These don't disappoint. I can comfortably fit them. If you're a bigger girl looking for a comfortable pair of thigh high socks please give these a try. They are amazing." —Shelly

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

    32. A pair of ~wavy~ ombre oversized sunglasses to keep your peepers from burning up and to give off the illusion that you just walked off a Fashion Week runway — werk, werk, werk!

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    33. Sparkly starburst earrings to add the right amount of oomph to those ensembles that just need a little something to take them from fashion to ~fashun~ territory.


    Promising review: "I received the gold ones this afternoon, and after seeing how beautiful they are, I just ordered the black ones. These earrings are stunning! They're very subtle in their sparkle, but very elegant and classy-looking. Can be worn day or evening and are very reasonably priced." —SHOZILLA

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

    34. A long-sleeved beaded bodycon that'll do the job of serving lewks all night long, and it'll do it ~well~ — don't be surprised when you find yourself out on the dance floor with a solo spotlight shining on ya., Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is SO COOL! It fit me like a glove and I received tons of compliments on it. You basically feel like you are Michael Jackson with all that bling. The material is thick and is sewn together very well." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.66+ (available in sizes XS-L and two sizes).

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