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29 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

No need to unload your entire paycheck.

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1. A meditative journal to scribble, doodle, and color in, so you become more mindful of your thoughts, emotions, and habits.

Be more present in your everyday life with this present for yourself (lol).

Get it from Amazon for $8.70 or Urban Outfitters for $16.

2. Or a bundle of cute pocket notebooks for on-the-go notes.

Plop one in your purse, backpack, coat pocket, work desk, etc.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.59.

3. Beautiful 3D butterfly wall stickers that will flutter their way into your heart. room. Like your very own butterfly conservatory!

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $1.35 / Available in five colors.

4. A rose gold multipurpose makeup brush set for an affordable dupe to the Instagram-famous Artis brushes.

You can save that extra $485 for, you know, rent or food. Imagine that.

Promising review: "I generally shy away from using beautyblenders and brushes because the ones that I've tried seemed to soak up my foundation and the coverage often looked uneven — but that was not my experience with these at all. Of course these brushes do absorb a *little bit* of your makeup, but nowhere near as much as the ones I've used before, and they blend my foundation beautifully. They're also nice to look at and feel very soft against the skin." —Melanie

Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $14.99 / Available in four colors.

5. (Preferably endless) bags of green tea Kit Kats because you're worth it.

*contemplates moving to Japan for easier access*

Get a bag (12 packets) from Amazon for $4.31 or three bags from Amazon for $14.98.

6. A car gear keychain that gives your hands something to do when you're feeling restless and anxious.

Promising review: "Such a fun way to fidget around with something small. Easy to shift from gear to gear." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 / Available in 11 colors/styles.

7. A set of snazzy metallic crayons to make your drawings POP or scented gel crayons that smell like all of your favorite fruits.

Get the first six-pack of metallic gel crayons from Amazon for $12.95 and the second five-pack of scented neon gel crayons from Forever 21 for $9.90.

8. A staple minty-fresh face mask that helps soothe irritations, shrink your pores, and dry out your pimples.

Promising review: "This is my favorite mask and I buy it religiously. I much prefer the tub version (over the squeeze tube) because I think it makes application and storage easier. This masque is gentle enough to use daily, but I use it about once a week. It does an excellent job of diminishing the appearance of pores and I swear my face looks so radiant after I take it off. It reduces the red, inflamed look of pimples if you pick at them, and if you apply a small dot on pimples, the mask will also completely dry and deflate them overnight! 100x worth the price." —Sarahndipity.c

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.39.

9. Mini rosé and brunch kits to save the hangover-ridden or pants-too-tight day.

No, for real, there are pain relievers and pants extenders included.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $14 each — the rosé kit here and the brunch kit here.

They're also available at Francesca's and Nordstrom.

10. Gorgeous lipsticks that add just the right burst of pink according to your pout's pH level.

Yes, that's an actual flower casually suspended inside.

Promising review: "It's very lightweight and moisturizing, more like a chapstick that turns into a dark or hot pink shade. Since my lips are very pigmented and the lipstick is extremely sheer, the pink is more understated on me. For someone with less pigmented lips, the color would show up more. There is also a very slight shimmer to the lipstick, and while it does transfer (to be expected), the pigment on my lips isn't affected that much." —Chelsea

Get it from Amazon for $3.47 / Available in nine colors.

11. A darling watermelon tote to make lugging groceries to and fro much more enjoyable and eco-friendly.

And it can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff! So like, two real watermelons if you really want to test your arm/shoulder strength.

Get it from Amazon for $10 or a pack of three for $24 / Individual bags available in 26 styles.

12. Charming Harry Potter jewelry that'll leave onlookers completely spellbound.

🎵 "I got the magic in me 🎵

Get the necklace from Amazon for $4.99 and the ring from Stamped Love on Amazon Handmade for $9.99 / Sizes 5–12.

13. Transparent rings filled with tiny gold flakes probably meant for fairy royalty, but they made an exception for you.

*bows down*

Get one from Sera's Beach on Etsy for $7.74 / Sizes 6.5–14.

14. A gigantic glass that fits quite a doozy, aka an entire 750 ml bottle's worth of wine, because OF COURSE.

As mom always used to say, "finish what you started."

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15. Sneaker fresheners masquerading as giant capsules that you twist to release a stink-away scent.

I'll bet you two cents that your roommates will dearly appreciate this.

Get a pair from Asos for $11.

16. Glamorous, bright red sunnies that pull off a better cat eye than you with liquid eyeliner.

Promising review: "Whenever I put these sunnies on, I instantly feel like a diva! They don't look like cheap, plastic, and childish glasses that you get from the dollar store. They also cover my face really nicely, so that I don't have to wear a lot of makeup." —Ariannah

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 / Available in 11 colors.

17. A hunky jar of cookie-flavored PB (with a dash of wild honey!) for sweets-craving emergencies.

Eating with a spoon is a requirement.

Promising review: "Why did you have to make this? Why? What were you thinking? Did you think, even for a second, that this could be addictive? Or was that your plan all along? I can't stop eating this. I have jars and jars now in case I run out. I have to take a trip for two weeks and I have to pack this in my case.

You are a mean and cruel company for making such a fantastic peanut butter." —Alan D. Cohen

Get a 16-ounce container from Amazon for $9.41.

18. A nifty DIY letterboard case that lets your phone do your talking for you.

So many variations of "get out of my face" to piece together!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99.

19. Sheer garden-esque curtains to let in juuuust enough light without totally drenching your room in it.

For when you're a *very* low-key vampire.

Get it from Amazon for $5.80 / Available in 14 styles.

20. Statement sequin pillow cases that allow you to change the color scheme (and even draw pictures/words!) with a few flicks of your fingers.

Promising review: "The reversible sequence is so satisfying. Endless entertainment. It also fit some old crappy throw pillows I had left from an old couch, so that was a plus!" —Joe-Ann Swanson

Get one from Amazon for $7.98 / 13 styles available.

21. A confetti popper to shower your friends with gold and silver flakes of happiness.

They'll love it, no sarcasm.

Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

22. Pearly bobby pins that could be a part of your world for the price of your morning latte.

Wouldn't you fancy some fancy side bangs?

Get a pair from Urban Outfitters for $4.99.

23. A three-step at-home facial perfect for when you've had a long day of hustling and need to recharge.

Promising review: "My skin looked and felt amazing after just one use. Box comes with two facial systems, but you can get more than two uses out of it if you split each pad in half. There is a lot of moisturizer in one packet and the foaming wash definitely has four or five uses in it too! " —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.

24. A pretty-in-pink bottle of refreshingly sweet sake infused with cream, cherry blossom, and white grape elements.

With delivery in ONE HOUR OR LESS! Damn, that's fast.

Get a 300 ml bottle from Drizly for $9.99 (or a 720 ml bottle for $21).

25. A snarky cat mug that, just like you, gives zero fucks.

Use your better judgment when sipping on this at a meeting with your boss, but you know, whatever you feel.

Get it from Robin Bobbin Store on Etsy for $12.80+.

26. Mini Instax glitter frames to make every memory feel like it was a massive party.

Well, maybe it was actually a party. You party animal, you.

Get one from Urban Outfitters for $6 or two for $10.

27. Exfoliating/brightening lip oil you can use as a daytime lip balm, overnight lip mask, or both.

Formulated with sea buckthorn oil, apple extract, sweet almond oil, and wintergreen leaf extract, just to name a few.

Get it from Memebox for $11.

28. Novelty light bulb string lights for bright ideas all day, every day.

Physical light bulbs...equal mental light bulbs? Sure, sure, doesn't hurt.

Get it from Cotton On for $9.99.

29. And if your tush is in need of some special attention, a bidet for a refreshing clean-up spray.

Promising review: "Remember those times when you wipe and wipe and continue to wipe with no end in sight? Well, this alleviates that. The pressure is strong; I have never twisted it past the low setting. Quick initial wipe, twist nob to desired setting, adjust position, and use some more TP to get the water off. So much more clean! I wish these things would become more commonplace in the US." —gr8pesRgood

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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

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