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24 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

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1. Channel some positivity using a 30-day challenge box that gives you daily prompts and activities to help you ~slow down~ and appreciate life.

2. Cool down real quick with an evaporating towel so the summer heat doesn't swallow you whole.

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Promising review: "What a lifesaver. My apartment is on the top floor and is not air-conditioned, and we've been having humid, 100+ degree weather — I would not survive without this towel. Yes, it's refreshing if you just drape as is on your neck or arm, but if you want your body temperature to plummet, here's what you do: pour some cold water on it, *barely* wring it out, (it can be saturated and it still won't drip), and then lay it on your chest/stomach or lie down on it. It works best when it's flat on your skin." —Hance

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors).

3. Dazzle up any 'ol couch with a reversible sequin pillow that you can write messages on.

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Inviting your crush over? Hit 'em with a subtle "I like you" pillow.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

4. Slip your bod into a floral dress that won't wrinkle on ya.

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Promising review: "It's a beautiful floral dress with stretchy but durable rayon material that never wrinkles. In all regards it's a spring dress, but it is perfectly suitable for the beach too (over your bikini or swimsuit). It can also be a club dress if you throw on some heels and accessorize. It suits a birthday party, picnic, or anything else that calls for fun, comfortable casual wear." —Ana

Get it from Amazon for $3.24+ (available in sizes XS-XL and three styles).

5. Get lost in a contemplative illustrated storybook guaranteed to hit you in the feels over and over again.

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Promising review: "This book is a poignant graphic story that anyone from ages 7 to 70 will find something to adore about it. Empathizing with fear, imposter syndrome, loneliness, friendship, exploration, and how our worldview shapes our world — this book says so much with so little. Reading it felt like getting a mental hug while being told you're not alone." —UhOhDanger

Get it from Amazon for $13.49 (hardcover) or $9.99 (Kindle).

6. Measure your days by necessary misting breaks that keep your face feeling extremely refreshed and hydrated — without all the stickiness and greasiness of lotion.

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Promising review: "I am hooked on this stuff. I have oily skin that dries out easy, so I really hit the jackpot. I have used Clinique moisturizer for years, but I wanted to back off of all the chemicals in lotions. This stuff not only moisturizes, but it feels so refreshing too. I spray this on about five or six times a day. I wish I had found this stuff in my 20s. This bottle lasts for a long time too, about three months. Well worth the price." —Kelley Jean

Get it from Amazon for $14.33.

9. Fill your room with delicate Japanese incense sticks that are just the right amount of calming and uplifting.

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Promising review: "My all-time favorite. I used Shoyeido exclusively for many years — always a consistently high-quality product. Kyoto Autumn Leaves is just the right balance of spices with a hint of musk. It is just the right amount of scent, warm and woodsy and not too sweet/floral. I break the sticks in half and burn one at sunrise and the other at sunset — the perfect way to begin and end the day." —WDMax

If you need an incense holder (since they burn all the way down to their ends), one reviewer recommended this one.

Get them from Amazon for $5.60+ (available in four scents).

10. Multitask your makeup with long-wear brown and black gel liner for perfect cat eyes ~and~ filling in brows.

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Promising review: "It's absolutely perfect for my brows. I literally have almost zero brows and this is so easy to apply — it's a very soft and smooth gel. The brushes are very thin so it's very easy to get a straight line. The brown is great for my brows and the black is great as liner. My favorite part is that they're waterproof and last up to 24 hours. I have worn mine longer than 24 hours and even then they didn't rub off easily." —Tiffany Green

Get a pair (black and brown) from Amazon for $5.50 (they come with two brushes—regular and slanted—so it's a real steal).

11. Or, for maximum sweat-proof guarantee, choose a zero-budge liquid eyeliner with a legit cult following.

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For a wing so sharp it could kill. Get it? Cause it's called Kill Black? Yeah ok, you got it.

Promising review: "I cannot even find the right words to describe this fabulous little pen. The cap stays on firmly and makes a little click to let you know you closed it properly and the size makes it perfect for a clutch/handbag or small pocket (don't let the size fool you — it's PACKED with product) and it glides on like angel feathers across your eyes. It holds up very well to rubbing, sweat, and water. The black is BLACK and the pen tip is firm but not stiff or painfully hard." —Meep

Get it from Amazon for $12.56+ (available in brown and black).

12. Hop in the shower and scrub-a-dub with cooling soap cubes that will dispel all the excessive heat radiating off of your body.

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Promising review: "I love these cubes! I feel so fresh, so clean, and so refreshed after I get out of the shower, and that's nice when it's already 115 degrees in Vegas!" —Marshall

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.77.

13. Tailor game night for the Instagram-obsessed so they can make their award-winning hashtag game all the more literal.

15. Do coloring books ever feel too damn small for your burgeoning creativity? Give a XXL coloring poster a whirl instead.

16. Binge-watch your favorite shows with risking the dreaded phone face-plant with a twistable cell phone/tablet stand.

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Promising review: "It almost takes muscle to move the arm after it has been set. I've had the mount twisted to every configuration imaginable whilst holding my phone and my iPad, and it just doesn't budge at all. The arm strength hasn't degraded at all despite strenuous testing and efforts to really push it to its malleable limits. I bought two of these and believe they're easily worth triple the asking price based on the experience I've had with them so far. This is pure luxury." —Lair Gaming

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

17. Take a few minutes out of your day to jot down the things (however big or small) that you're grateful for.

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Even on the worst days, you can always find something to appreciate.

Promising review: "I love this journal! I have purchased five so far. It really has changed my mindset. I have so many things to be thankful for and this journal helps me to keep that at the forefront of my mind." —Lisa Hackney

Get it from Amazon for $5.53.

18. Bring a mini hand pillow everywhere you go — because any time is the best time for a nap.

19. Prevent your cables from getting all twisted and messed up with a handy charging station.

20. Dress up your nails with a selection of gorgeous gel polishes.

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Promising review: "I am very happy with how well these worked! I wasn't sure if they would last and be as durable as the products they use in the salon, but they lasted more than two weeks and didn't chip! Beautiful, full coverage with just one coat." —Kimberly Hoeft

Get a set of six from Amazon for $19.99+.

21. Combined with the polishes, you'll be spending way less money on in-salon treatments with a handy LED lamp.

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Promising review: "I'm a professional manicurist who travels to some of my elderly clientele who mostly get gel polish manicures. This lamp is small but powerful! Definitely gets the job done and it's easily portable so it doesn't take up any space." —Jessica Boswell

Get it from Amazon for $11+.

22. Up the cuteness levels of your walls with a set of adorable bunny prints that will surely brighten your day.

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Or you could send them to friends as postcards!

Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in 5x7 and 8x10 sizes).

23. Sometimes you just need to belt it out in a makeshift karaoke session. Or you can dance it out, since this microphone is also a bluetooth speaker. Your choice.

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Promising review: "I bought this microphone for my son who is an up-and-coming singer/musician. I wanted something that was portable so he could rehearse anywhere in the house. This microphone gives him the option to play the backing track or instrumentals out of the speaker straight from his iPhone via bluetooth and be able to sing along with his acapella part. The speaker output is loud, crisp, and perfect for indoors. It took only a few hours to charge and it connected and recognized our iPhones with no issues." —Jorge Pelayo

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors).

24. Float away your worries on top of a pastel rainbow cloud float that — judging by its expression — is having just as much fun as you.

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