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    27 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    You'll need just a few dollar bills for these ~cheap thrills~. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.


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    1. A Moviepass subscription so you can watch all the movies you want for a low monthly fee and just...take a break from reality.

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    Here's the gist: one flat monthly price, no blackout dates, and over 4,000 participating theaters (or 36,000 screens). Once you sign up, you'll receive your card in the mail, and then you can browse theaters and showtimes on the MoviePass app and redeem your ticket at the box office or a kiosk using the card. Check out the FAQs for even more info!

    Get a subscription for $9.95 a month.

    2. A David Olenick 2018 calendar that brings cute animals and inanimate objects to life with witty and relatable sayings (and in the case of June, very solid advice) to make this year less of a disaster.

    Promising review: "Humorous captions each month bring a smile to my face. The boxes for the days are large enough to make legible notes for appointments or upcoming events. I knew that after having the 2017 edition I would want 2018." —Juin TeVrucht

    Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $8.46.

    3. BuzzFeed's Social Sabotage, a stomach-splitting game not for the faint of (internet) heart — be ready to post some weird shit on all of your social media accounts without any context whatsoever. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Available for $24.97. Learn more at BuzzFeed's Social Sabotage website.

    PSST...We make money when you buy this!

    4. A cute twistable ~nail essence~ brush to help nourish your parched, cracked nails and cuticles from the ravages of gel manicures and the like.

    Twist the bottom to dispense product, ~brush~ over desired areas, and gently rub in for full absorption.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80.

    5. An Urban Decay dupe eyeshadow palette with 20 buttery shades that range from subtle to dark and dramatic — basically enough to keep you occupied for hours just mixing and layering away.,

    Promising review: "This palette...I don't even know where to begin. The colors are great and there are so many for the price! And I'm just really impressed with the quality of the shadows; they're soft and buttery, very pigmented, and blend so easily! There are some great dupes here for the Naked 3 Palette but with double the amount of shadows and less than half the price — they can't even be compared in my opinion. If you're interested in not only the Naked Palettes, but in ANY neutral eyeshadow palette, THIS is most definitely the one that I would recommend!" —T. Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in five color schemes) or Jet for $15.76 (Revealed 3).

    6. An elegant five-piece ceramic sake set for many, many end-of-the-week (or day!) toasts — Kanpai (cheers)!

    Promising review: "I'm quite the sake drinker so I finally decided to invest in a set. And boy, is this a gorgeous one! The design is just flawless. Upon opening there were no defects and each cup matched the others perfectly. I made sure to have a bottle of sake ready to test the set out as soon as it arrived. The indents made everything easy to hold and the sake poured perfectly — not a single drip down the sides and it kept the sake warm long enough for me to drink it up. Perfect for entertaining guests and for display." —Carmen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99. And cop a bottle of sake from Drizly at various prices, depending on what's available for your location and whether you choose delivery or pickup.

    7. A pocket-sized massage in the form of a spiky little ball to relieve all the oozing tension and pain in your heels and muscles.

    Promising review: "I've been having issues with heel pain and plantar fasciitis for a couple of months now and it wasn't getting better. Decided to order this along with a couple of other similar products and found this one to be the best. It has the right amount of firmness and is just the right size, and the protruding points are not overly spiky and painful (as I found with other items). This is the only thing I could feel reaching deep enough to the source of the pain in my heel; even when I tried massaging my heel with my own hands I couldn't get the results I felt with this ball right away. I already feel almost no pain in my heel when walking now!" —SKoT

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (one) or $15.45 (two).

    8. Gorgeous undies that will make you feel like the rockstar you are (and extend laundry day by a mile...but you didn't hear that from me).

    Get 10 undies for $30 when you enter promo code BUZZFEED at checkout until 2/19.

    Get more info on the sale here!

    9. An endearing illustrated book for anyone who doesn't have the energy to burn through a 300-page novel, is currently going through an eggsistential crisis, or just loves this chubby yolk to no end.

    Idk about you, but I qualify for all of the above.

    Promising review: "The title doesn't lie: the book does contain many eggsistential thoughts. I appreciate the quality of the drawings and thoughtful perspectives; I'd consider this one of my better, though shorter, reads to date. Very eggcelent." —alxalx

    Get it from Amazon for $7.54+ or Urban Outfitters for $9.99.

    10. Or a gaggle of Gudetama socks to keep your piggies at an optimally toasty temperature.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.90+ (six styles).

    11. Classic faux suede over-the-knee boots that strike the perfect balance of sexiness and comfort. Plus, they have ties at the top to help prevent them from falling down past the knee.

    Promising review: "These fit perfectly to the size that I usually wear. Easy to put on and you don't even have to unzip the bottom part unless you want to adjust your socks. Overall very sexy, comfortable, and will keep your legs warm in the winter so you don't have to sacrifice wearing dresses." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (sizes 5-10; five colors).

    12. A sextet of mini nude lippies for a soft pout that's perfect for your everyday prowling.

    Promising review: "Great selection of neutral lip products that gives you different kinds of coverage and colors to try out. I actually found two that I will buy full-sized version of that were perfect for me. The colors make you look 'alive' and not dead or just plain gray like most neutral lip shades. I also liked the different textures of each product, so you can pick your favorite." —Lexi Lu

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    13. Individual wet wipes that help you avoid a case of terribly unflattering wine-stained teeth when you let yourself go wine-happy.

    Promising review: "Bought them as little gifts for a bachelorette party I hosted. We went to wineries during the day, so these wipes came in handy!" —Alexa Rausse

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.99 or from Walmart for $9.45.

    14. An oversized plaid blanket scarf ready to envelop you in total warmth and coziness — who needs a S.O., tbh?

    Promising review: "Love the size and that, unlike other scarves, this wraps around so much that there is no room for drafts down the neck! Beautiful, vivid colors, incredibly soft and warm — I used it as both a scarf and makeshift blanket on flights." —D. Westfall

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (13 styles).

    15. Vitamin C infused sheet masks that gives your skin a major brightening boost in just 15-20 minutes — and a very valid excuse to cancel plans and call it a night.

    Promising review: "Mediheal is so, so good. They are beyond drenched in essence and adhere so easily to my face (the perfect size). The mask itself is so soft and way better than other ones I've tried (like Tony Moly). My face looks radiant and feels so soft right after, and the mask doesn't leave an annoying sticky residue." —Victor

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (pack of 10).

    16. A quirky subscription box filled with — you guessed it! — three quirky accessories: a pair of socks, enamel pin, and a surprise item by only the coolest artists around.

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    Promising review: "Quirky boxes are my favorite subscription I have ever gotten and I am a subscription nut. I love how 'out of the box' these pieces are. I am an artist and I try to keep professional but still show my 'quirky' side. All the items have little hints of color and quirk that aren't too obvious until you get close to me. Super fun to have especially when working a desk job!" —Alexandra

    Get it from Quirky Crate on Cratejoy for $12.95. (The full-sized Quirky Crate, which includes 6-9 items, costs $34.99.)

    17. A prompt-driven doodling journal for a relaxing creative escape every day of the year.

    Get it from Amazon or Jet for $13.99.

    18. A soothing AF ice roller that works great as a migraine reliever, 3 pm wake-up call, or a morning hack to get rid of the puffiness from last night's McDonald's run.

    If anyone at work asks why there's a weird-looking device in the fridge, just shrug and look away.

    Promising review: "I have chronic migraines and this is one of the best home remedies: I keep the roller in a plastic bag in my freezer and it’s ready to go at a moment's notice. It’s also really great for those mornings when you’ve eaten a little too much sodium and you wake up with puffy eyes: just roll it underneath your eyes while you have your morning tea and by the time you put on your makeup, you look fresh!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (fourcolors).

    19. A beau-tea-ful subscription box packed with cute mini vials of incredibly unique, organic blends that fall under special monthly themes and an adorable reusable infuser (like a lil' strawberry!!).

    Promising review: "One of the best subscription boxes; their teas are unique and absolutely FABULOUS! The October pack with the chocolate and pumpkin spice tea has me drooling. If you love tea you will not be disappointed, guaranteed." —MichelleMendonsa

    Get it from Simplicity Teas on Cratejoy for $9.99 (mini) or $14.99 (deluxe).

    20. A Birchbox K-Beauty Favorites Box that all the cool, trend-driven chicas and fellas are snatching up — it includes six full/sample-sized beauty and skin care products loved for their innovative and fun concepts.

    Promising review: "Just in time for the Olympics! Me and my K-Beauty all day, every day. Loved the combination of all time favorites and fresh surprises. The Qyo Qyo mask smells like tangerines and summer!" —ldev16

    Get it from Birchbox for $20.

    21. Absolutely darling calligraphy-styled monogram plates with equally darling illustrations and phrases that ~expand upon~ and ~compliment~ the letter.

    Like the "U" plate has a unicorn on it and the phrase "those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ✨

    Promising review: "I originally bought a set of six for a bingo party where you each bring a gift and the winners get them. They were so popular and cute that I ordered some online for myself. Then I thought of people at work that they would be perfect for and ordered some more. I made little thank you gifts with homemade cookies and wrapped them on the plates with cellophane. I'm looking a little obsessive right now, but these are really great." —marytm

    Get them from Anthropologie for $6.40 each.

    22. Gorgeous stacked hoop earrings that give "playing hoops" a whole new meaning.

    Even the model can't help but fiddle with them.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $12 (three styles).

    23. Hilarious Rick and Morty memo stickers to remind yourself to always stay silly and organized. Also, unconfirmed, but I hear that if you press your ear down, you can hear the faintest "I'm Mr. Meeseeks, look at me!"

    Get them from BoxLunch for $6.90.

    24. A trio of delicious-smelling hand creams that will tide your dry hands over until spring.

    Promising review: "These lotions are wonderful at hydrating my hands and wrists. I’m 37 years old and I’m developing fine lines on my hands and deeper lines on my wrists. These lotions eradicate those lines. They may seem a bit greasy, but a little goes a long way, and if you apply a moderate amount, your skin completely absorbs them and doesn’t make your skin look and feel greasy. All three lotions have lovely scents." —GiveTwoKnits

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    25. A patent baby pink wristlet that's not afraid to serve some major lip — you've been warned!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99.

    26. Coated copper lights with a six-hour timer that have earned a stamp of approval from a panel of extremely meticulous hedgehogs.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $6.93.

    27. An actually adorable mini deep fryer to make every day feel like a ~fry~ day.

    Promising review: "I used to have a large fryer, but with all the kids out of the house now, it is just me and my husband. I was wasting space in my small kitchen and a lot of cooking oil, so I decided to try something smaller. I wish I had done this sooner! The oil heats up very quickly so I am not standing around waiting and it cooks rather quickly too. I have cooked fries, shrimp, onion rings, chicken, and more so far — everything comes out nicely browned. The basket is about four inches all around, but for the two of us it works great. It is very easy to clean too: the basket, burner, and pot all easily lift out of the stainless steel housing. I wash mine with good old hot soapy water, but the basket, pot, and housing could be put in the dishwasher." —mshogrider67

    Get it from Amazon or Jet for $24.


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

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