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24 Cheap Ways To Treat Yourself Right Now

Do I really have to convince you?

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1. Forget a complete, made-from-scratch meal — sometimes you just need an indulgent treat ASAP, so microwave grub mugs with printed recipes and instructions are the way to go!

The set comes with four mugs with three recipes printed on each.

Promising review: "These are practical, aesthetically pleasing mugs that make great gifts and are good to have around for busy days when you need a quick meal." —D. A. Ross

Get a set of four from Amazon or Nordstrom for $20.

2. Apply a gel-cream mask right before you go to bed so you can repair your skin overnight with basically zero effort on your part.

No washing-off required, hallelujah. But if you don't mind the wash-off factor, Sephora collection also has excellent clay masks in pouch form.

Promising review: "I'm a big fan of sheet masks, but they can get so messy. These masks are no muss, no fuss. You basically just slather them on your face, get your beauty rest, and wake up refreshed, renewed, and glowing. You can wash it off in the morning, but you don't have to. I always get compliments when I use them! Absolutely perfect for traveling, too. Rose, Pearl, and Algae are my personal favorites." —Weesie Viera

Read a BuzzFeeder's full review here!

Get them from Sephora for $4 each (available in nine varieties).

3. Prep for cozy fall weather with knee-high socks that are almost too cute to bear.,

They also come in cat, panda, and fox prints!

Promising review: "So comfortable I accidentally fell asleep with them on!" —Italian L.

Get them from Amazon for $4.12 (available in adult and baby sizes and a variety of colors/styles).


5. Slip a weighted drink holder onto the arms of your beloved couch or recliner so your preferred drink stays within reach at all times.

Promising review: "I needed a way to keep my drink on hand, since a side table wouldn't fit next to the recliner I sit on. It's well-balanced with the weights on the sides and even stays put on a slightly rocking recliner. The insert is a brilliant move, allowing you to switch from regular glasses to coffee mugs. Only wish I knew this existed sooner." —Jamie

Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 or Amazon for $25 (available in five colors).

6. Take off the day's armor with coconut water cleansing wipes that ~actually~ leave your face feeling hydrated and soft afterward.

Promising review: "I've used the same eye makeup remover for 20 years, but I ran out and in a pinch took a recommendation from a Sephora consultant. My face has never felt as clean and fresh. I will never use anything else again!" —cjgraphix

Get a pack of 25 from Sephora for $7.50.

7. Help out your overheated head/body or laptop with a reusable cooling pad that is super easy to use and multi-purpose at the same time.

According to reviews, even pets love it! 🐶💤

Promising review: "I definitely recommend this for hot-natured people. I usually sweat up a storm when I'm sleeping, so this little guy is amazing. Sometimes I lay on it and sometimes I put it on my pillow. Either way, it keeps me cool for hours." —Christie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


9. Paint your lips with pigmented AF liquid lipstick that's so affordable, that buying the whole range is def within of the realm of possibility.

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Lipstick boredom is the worst kind of boredom, just saying. Keep that rotation alive. 💋

Promising review: "For this price point, this is a fantastic matte lipstick. I am an avid coffee drinker, and it doesn't come off on my cup and is still on my lips into the afternoon." —Molly

Get them from Target for $4.99 each (available in 12 shades).

10. Spoil your sweet tooth with homemade brownies. But not ~ordinary~ brownies, oh no, only the best and crispiest corner pieces for you, my dear.

Promising review: "Best brownie pan ever!! Wish I'd been baking brownies with this for 40+ years! They turn out amazing." —Brok

Get it from Amazon for $16.94.

11. And be sure to pull out a fresh batch with a fucking awesome oven mitt to drive the point home (...aka, all the way into your mouth).

Also moonlights as a great (and useful!!) housewarming gift.

Promising review: "Absolutely hilarious. My friends looked at one side and said how precious....then they turned it over and read the words. They laughed out loud." —Annie B.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in three other styles).


12. Reserve your important notes and plans for an endearing notebook that gives you a little encouragement every time you pull it out.

Objectives? Psh, you got them in the bag. And there's even room for doodles!

Get it from Asos for $16.

13. And of course, choose your writing utensil of choice wisely — might I suggest a set of pencils who aren't afraid to call out what they see?

Why yes, this is the perfect, most elegant descriptor I could possibly think of. Fuck yes! ✨

Get from The Carbon Crusader on Etsy for $4 (set of three) or $8 (set of six).

14. Pick up the perfect summer-to-fall dress in preparation for your momentous first PSL of the season.,

Promising review: "This dress fits me like a glove and looks great for the office and even going out. It's not boxy or see-through, and it has a pretty good shape for a dress that is also flowy and comfortable." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five colors/styles).

15. Brighten up your corkboard and never-ending to-do lists with a set of cute (but very sharp) narwhal pushpins.

If only your deadlines were as mythical as people *believe* narwhals to be. Too bad both are VERY, VERY REAL.

Get a set of 20 from Paper Source or Amazon for $12.


16. Leave behind the dog days of college frat parties and upgrade to a *slightly* classier version of pong...with bubbly prosecco and fittingly pink balls. Because obviously.

So classy that there aren't any excuses to leave a drop of alc behind. NONE.

Get it from Firebox for $19.49.

17. Ditch your basic florals and/or motivational words coloring book for a magical one that will keep you equally (if not more so) entertained and calm.

Not responsible for seemingly endless giggle fits. Also great for casually placing on your coffee table for guests to enjoy (even if they're confused at first, they'll warm up to it).

Promising review: "A book that can make me literally laugh out load is a rare treasure, and this one gets me on just about every page. Like a meal rich in beans, asparagus, and cauliflower, this book just keeps on giving." —S. Delson

Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

18. Play up your eyes with a ~juicy~ eyeshadow palette complete with 10 shimmery corals, pinks, and browns.

*in robot voice* Your transition to beauty guru is now 80% complete.

Promising review: "I love that the colors are different enough so you feel like you get a nice range of shades for your money, but you can also pretty much use any combination of the palette and it'll still look good." —Sherrie C.

Get it from Amazon for $15.42.

19. Make the journey into dreamland a little easier with a calming pillow mist formulated with lavender, exotic rosewood, warm vanilla cream, and many other organic extracts.


20. Before a big night out, spray your feet with PreHeels to form an invisible barrier between your skin and pain-inducing (but super cute) shoes.

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Blisters, see you never!

Promising review: "How did I live without this? No more Band-Aids or bringing flats around in the purse for this girl. No more walking barefoot after a night out. This protective clear coating works wonders! Spray on another layer for extra coverage!" —Amazon Customer

Read a BuzzFeeder's full review here (#12)!

Get it from Amazon for $14.24+.

21. Enhance your lovely complexion with an illuminating BB cream (made with pink pearl powder, because it's fancy like that) that looks flawless on its own *and* underneath foundation.

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Your skin will look SO DEWY, DO YOU UNDERSTAND???

Promising review: "Wow, I mixed just a little of the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream with Boomer as my base (for the Missha No. 21 Cushion), and I fell in love with the pearly glow it gave my face. After applying a light layer of foundation, my skin looked like it was just glowing from the inside out. After all my other makeup was applied, I couldn't stop staring at my face in the mirror. What a big and beautiful difference this product has on my overall appearance. I highly recommend it." —Malinda

Get it from Amazon for $9.43.

22. Sport a pair of totally darling rose gold heart studs to add a simple touch of class to any outfit.

23. Before you start sporting socks and boots every day, keep showing a peep of skin with stylish ankle flats that flaunt T-straps and zippers for days.

Promising review: "I absolutely love these and I wear them to work every day. I loved them so much that I ended up buying a second pair the day after I bought them. They fit perfectly and are super comfortable." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $15.31+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and four colors).


24. Perfect your gel liner wing with a nontraditional silicone brush that draws crazy precise flicks.

Flimsy brushes with hairs sticking up in all different directions...I'm done with you.

Promising review: "I use this brush with a gel eyeliner. As decent as some brushes can be, most just lose their shape or crap out over time, so I bought this silicone brush at my friend's recommendation, and it's fantastic! It's a piece of flexible silicone that makes very nice, clean lines with little effort, and it's easy to wash (I just rub some makeup remover into my palm and gently rub the brush in it)." —E*

Get it from Amazon for $9.48 (also available at Walgreens and Bed Bath & Beyond).

You know, treating yourself is a full-time job, so make sure to check out more options here. 🙌

The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.