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28 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

Do you hear that? It's your wallet saying, "I'm feeling neglected."

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1. Beautify your lips with unicorn snot masquerading as "lip gloss," since it'd be weird just to smear boogers all over our lips, right?

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(Not really. Not when it's glittery snot that's been inside a magical creature.)

Get it from Firebox for $7.69 (available in five colors) or Amazon for $7.99. Also available in glitter gel form for your body and face. (Don't just stop at your lips — smear it everywhere!!)

2. Slip your footsies into a pair of darling ballerina flats that don't require those complicated manual tie situations.

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Promising review: "I have size 6 small but wide feet (think Fred Flintstone!) and these shoes are a dream for me! I can never find flats that are wide enough or ankle straps that don't dig into my ankle. They are very lightweight and may not last that long, but I feel like spring and summer shoes are kind of expendable anyway. Besides, I like to reward my feet with cute new shoes after being cooped up in boots all winter long!" —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $5.87+ (available in 10 colors and sizes 5.5-10).

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4. Make your eyes ✨pop✨ with colorful pencil liners that basically invented the phrase "bang for your buck."

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Promising review: "My eyes are pretty sensitive and water frequently when I use certain eyeliners, but these don't seem to bother my eyes at all. The colors are as dark as you make them. Slow, small strokes work well for me and I get the color and results I like. Makes my liner pop." —Ruth Olson

Get a set of 12 (randomly chosen) from Amazon for $7.99.

5. Or if you prefer liquid, opt for a stay-all-day eyeliner from one of the top cosmetics brands in India that even clumsy hands can't mess up.

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Promising review: "I've tried every freaking eyeliner under the sun from every brand imaginable — both designer and otherwise — and this stuff is a legit godsend. I love it more than any other liquid eyeliner I've used. It does take a second to dry so there's a risk of smearing, but as long you're aware of that it's pretty easy to avoid. It goes on very easily and the brush is easier to guide than most liquid eyeliners I've used, and best of all it STAYS ALL DAY. I will continue to buy this probably forever." —Dayna Russo

Get it from Amazon for $5.86.

6. Snuggle into your bed or couch, apply a panda sheet mask, and chill TF out.

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Your skin: "Thank you for the extra hydration! You're amazing."

You: "Yeah, I sacrificed a lot to do nothing and watch my favorite TV show."

Get one from Urban Outfitters for $3 or four for $10. Also available in otter and tiger styles.

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8. Give your winter blues a proper cold shoulder with a bouncy floral midi dress you'll be twirling and Boomerang-ing in all day.

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Promising review: "This dress is so cute and perfect for spring and summer! It can easily be dressed up or down, like with heels or flats. The elastic shoulder and waistline creates a sweet look. Even better then I expected — the fabric/material is very lightweight, and most importantly, I just feel beautiful, romantic, and sexy in this dress." —Joel Ramos

Get it from Amazon for $17.15+ (available in four colors and sizes S-XXL).

9. Or shimmy into a collared cutout T-shirt dress for an on-trend but low-key everyday look.

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Promising review: "Very cute dress. It can be worn to work, church, a date, a wedding, any place. It fits a little loose which I'm glad for because I really don't care for tight-fitting clothes. It's very comfortable and very well-made." —Abcd27

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors and sizes S-XL).

10. Dive into the poetic musings of Rupi Kaur in Milk and Honey, where she explores hurting, loving, breaking, and healing in enthrallingly emotional depth.

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Promising review: "I love to hear the stories of others. The problem with this book was that it had no stories — rather, Rupi encapsulates you in an experience. I bought this to read to my significant other, but as I read it to her I got so lost in the experience that I forgot that there was a person next to me — it felt like an out-of-body type experience. I learned so much and at the end of the day I'll be a better father, son, brother, and lover because of this book. So I thank the artist. Truly a pleasure." —Gursimran

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (Kindle) and $8.99 (paperback).

11. Restore old, goopy nail polish you can't bear to throw away (the woe of discontinued shades!) with thinning solvent.

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Promising review: "I have an entire cabinet of nail polish and so many of them had become too thick to work with, but they were too expensive or too perfect of a color to just toss out. But now all 40 of my nail polishes have been revived. This thinner worked with every polish I own — the expensive ones, cheap ones, glittery ones, etc.

It's best to use six drops and then to roll the polish gently between your palms (do not shake). I also turn the bottle upside down for a few seconds to get the sticky polish at the top of the bottle, and then I lay it on its side to continue mixing for a few hours. The thinner will work almost immediately for the bulk of the polish, but if you let it sit for a bit you can ensure ALL of the polish gets thinned out." —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $5.87.

12. Slip on a precious panda ring you will take great pains to avoid losing.

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*says in cooing voice* You're not going anywhere, oh no you aren't.

Get it from Asos for $8 (available in sizes S-L).

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13. For extra assurance, hang your panda ring on a psychedelic gizmo.

14. Gift yourself a subscription box of curated sheet masks for skin that's totally "chok chok."

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"Chok chok" means plump and moist skin.

Get a subscription from Facetory for $5.95 (four masks) or $15.95 (seven masks) a month. You can cancel anytime.

You can also buy individual masks if you're not committed to getting a box.

15. Massage every inch of your sore body with a textured foam roller and get rid of allll those pesky knots.

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Promising review: "The Elite Leg Roller Stick isn't just for runners — it's a great way to work tight muscles from lifting weights, spin class, circuit training or cardio step class, etc. The roller stick is easy to maneuver to hit muscles that you can't massage easily with a regular foam roller. This includes legs, glutes, back, arms, neck and shoulders. Best of all, you control the amount of pressure being applied." —JT

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

16. Order a box stuffed to the brim with delicious snacks that will make "hangry" temporarily disappear from your vocabulary.

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You can always win "friend of the year," as exemplified in the review below.

Promising review: "I ordered the kit to surprise a friend who works too hard and never seems to have time to grab a bite. I thought these little treats could tide her over and prevent her from being hangry. She LOVED it! And I loved that I didn't have to try and purchase a variety of goodies to make something myself. Perfect win-win!" —Abe

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

17. Switch out your ratty, worn-out undies for seamless high-waisted briefs that look and feel as if you're not actually wearing them.

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And provide a little tum-slimming action if that's a concern of yours.

Get a pair from Amazon for $13.50+ (available in seven colors and sizes S-2X).

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18. Stick acne patches as needed to make active pimples magically deflate overnight.

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Promising review: "These have already done more for my skin than a dermatologist has ever been able to. These stickers are hydrocolloid bandages that gradually draw gunk out of the skin and into the patch, which I would not have believed, had I not witnessed it with my own eyes. These are REALLY great for cysts that might otherwise warrant a cortisone injection from a dermatologist. Since they don't traumatize the skin in any way, let's just say they're basically gold. These patches also lend pimples an 'invisible barrier' — since I'm a notorious picker, not being able to mindlessly pick at my face is definitely another benefit." —J. Frank

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.84.

19. Tuck charcoal-infused deodorizers into your smelly-ass shoes so you won't want to throw up next time you accidentally catch a whiff.

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Promising review: "My running shoes were infecting everything in my suitcase while I was traveling. I began using these and within a week my shoes were nearly odor free. I use them in new shoes religiously and they never develop odors. I can also report better foot health as a result." —Amazon Customer

Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

20. Rainy day got you feeling down? Take a walk through the drizzle with a bubble umbrella so you can admire the beauty of an overcast day, rather than blocking it off.

21. Stuff your shit into an adorable narwhal tote that you actually can't carry WITHOUT smiling.

22. Start beach season off right with a flirty high-waisted bikini that you'll probably end up purchasing in all nine styles.

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Can't be a repeat bikini offender, nope. 👙

Promising review: "This bathing suit is so cute. It fits perfectly and keeps the girls in place even while playing paddle ball at the beach. That's a plus since my girls are real and droopy, lol. I normally wear a medium in bathing suits but I ordered an XL (I'm a 34DD and a size 12). I'm really glad I read all the reviews because I was able to get the size right on the first try." —Patricia Rivera

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in nine styles and sizes S-XXL).

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23. But if you insist on a little variety, try a polka-dotted one-piece with just a smidge of see-through belly action.

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Unless you have omphalophobia (fear of belly buttons), in which case I'd recommend you stick to the first suit. 🙈

Promising review: "I normally wear a size 10 and ordered a XL, and it is a great fit. I have a similar suit from a different brand because I like styles that are sheer in the middle. It does not give off an old lady look, yet it's not a bikini. The straps are adjustable and the hardware on the straps and closure make the bathing suit look like it's nice quality. The colors are very vibrant and when worn, the suit looks exactly like the picture." —Kelly Finn

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles and sizes S-4XL).

25. Dab away midday oil with adorably-packaged blotting papers that make it seem like you're powdering your face instead of taming its shine and slick.

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Promising review: "What won me over is the little sticky sponge that grabs the papers and the compact mirror. Anybody who's as oily as me will know when you grab the sheets by hand the oil will seep through — it's very disgusting and unhygienic. The sticky sponge makes it look like you are just touching up instead of taking oil off of your face. And the mirror is handy if you want to put on some makeup after." —Marti

Get a pack of 50 from Sephora for $8 (available in mulberry, green tea, and mattifying charcoal).

28. Drop a delicious-smelling bad boy — I mean, bath bomb — into the tub for intensified relaxation.

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Promising review: "Bought these for my girlfriend for Christmas. Being a guy I don't know much about these, but to be honest I was sold by the price and the amount you get, considering companies like Lush sell them for three to ten bucks apiece. As soon as I opened the shipping box they smelled great and the GF was super excited and tried one right away. She was super pleased and asked where I got them so she could order more." —Tyler P.

Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

Not done treating yourself? Yeah, never. Take a peek at last month's post here!

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