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    Posted on Sep 28, 2017

    27 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    To treat or not to treat...that is not the question. Just do it.

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    1. A nature-filled coloring book based on the artwork of arguably the most therapeutic TV host ever.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great coloring book. It has easier pages for younger people that might be introduced to our Lord and Savior, better known as Bob Ross, but it also has many pages that require finer details. I look forward to spending countless hours on this." β€”Robbie Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $13.56.

    Might I also suggest a Bob Ross bobblehead and quotes book?

    2. A "Surprise Sweets" Dash Button so you can have boxes packed with an array of unique desserts shipped to you in wonderful two-day Prime fashion.

    amazon.com

    Ahh, hitting the (sweet) spot every time. Literally. πŸ‘Š

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A baguette sadly not meant for eating...but it'll provide some nice wrist support as you're furiously typing away some bullshit for the last two pages of your anthropology essay.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very functional, very cool. It adds a lot of comfort to typing and also gives my desk a nice warm feeling. The packaging was really cute as well and could pass for an actual bread loaf you buy. I prefer this over any other wrist pad that doesn't look like bread." β€”Greg Beefalo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. An interactive journal that lets you record every triumph and awkward fail of so-called "adulthood" with creative prompts, accompanying laughter, and ample encouragement.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My mom gave this to me as a gift when I graduated. It's been a fun little project to work on and it helps me decompress at the end of the day. It'll be fun to look back on in a few years." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    5. A velvet t-shirt dress to keep handy for when you feel like doning a stylish ~snug hug~ of an ensemble.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It is so flattering and well made, so no see-through mishaps or rips. The length is appropriate, not too long or short. The shimmer of the dress definitely catches eyes and I noticed people looking, but it was probably because I looked really good in the dress, so who cares?" β€”Christa G.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    6. Darling pint-sized sunflower sheet masks for extra ~targeted~ treatment (and fun selfies).

    us.asos.com

    Looking at you, angry patch of acne that appeared out of nowhere!!

    Get a 12-pack from Asos for $6.50 or Amazon for $6.75 Also available in rose and tulip versions.

    7. Colorful feathers that have somehow been separated from their owners β€” but worry not, they've found a new purpose, writing!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these pens!! Super cute, made out of firm plastic, and has a great ball point! The caps are delicate, so just be careful when taking them off and recapping." β€”KC

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $1.55.

    8. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit to put your wizarding knowledge to the test over the course of 600 questions. Easy peasy.

    boxlunch.com

    Promising review: "This is a staple for game night! We're a family full of big Potterheads and it had a good variety of tough and reasonable trivia questions. Not frustratingly easy, but not impossible to play with people who have only seen the movies a couple of times. We love it! Teams are easy to make for this one, which made it more fun, especially to even out the tough questions in mixed Potter-fan company!" β€”Molly D.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45 or BoxLunch for $15.33.

    9. A slow-rising cat burger squishy toy you definitely don't need to justify or explain at all, because like, duh.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Squishies seem to rule right now. Dog wants it and daughter loves it. It makes her happy. It smells good. She squishes it β€” she's happy, I'm happy. I get chores done around the house for the small price of a squishy." β€”Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A kick-ass shower duo consisting of an exfoliating glove and seaweed-enriched body soap to banish any signs of dryness, grime, and bacne to the ends of...your shower drain.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review (for the glove): "I've used mine for over a year and it still works wonderfully. I use this glove with ultra-moisturizing (hair) conditioner and gently scrub my skin from neck down and then cool rinse. Talk about SOFT AND SMOOTH skin! No need to use much force with this glove β€” it's like ultra-fine sandpaper. I'll never be without one of these gloves!" β€”S V.

    Get them from Amazon β€” the glove for $14.99 and the body soap for $8+.

    11. An ingenious taco holder that's totally ~on board~ with Taco Tuesdays (and Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, etc.).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I give free rides to tacos on Thursdays with my sassy new trucks. These bad boys come stocked with an extended cab that comfortably seat two tacos featuring all the toppings you need for a great time. The trucks do get messy so I recommend pressure-washing them in a dishwasher with the optional undercarriage rinse and triple color foam. I look forward to taco semi-trucks in the future for heavier loads." β€”Kyle

    Get a pair from Amazon for $5.98.

    12. For lazier weeknights, a microwave pasta cooker I hear pairs magnificently with a glass of (boxed) wine and Netflix.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Going on my eighth year of saving time with this thing. The lid's a little warped after too many hot dishwasher cycles, but it still works. Generally you just have to add on two to three minutes to the cooking time on the box, and it's perfect. I figure if I've used it once a week for the last eight years, that's at least 4,000 minutes of waiting for water to boil saved." β€”John K. Addis

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. Or a scrumptious Korean snack subscription box if you'd rather nix the whole "making food" part altogether.

    cratejoy.evyy.net

    You say meal...I say a parade of snacks masquerading as a meal.

    Promising review: "My daughter and I have been subscribers since August 2015 when we came across an ad for them at KCON LA. Every month it's a race to see who can get it from the porch first. Each box is full of awesome snacks that are sweet, spicy, sour, and sensational β€” things we won't find in our regular stores. Even our mail lady has asked us what it is and where to get it." β€”Sarah

    Get it from SnackFever on Cratejoy for $14+.

    14. A flexible rubber scalp brush that gives you an "ahhh, that's the spot" massage, relieves dry, itchy scalps, and helps break up hair product residue and dandruff.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've had dry scalp issues for years and this helps so much. It seems like it would be rough because it's made of thick rubber, but it doesn't irritate the scalp at all. Because of this brush I have switched from anti-dandruff back to regular shampoo." β€”hugsyrocks

    Get it from Amazon for $7.22.

    15. Cold-pressed Moroccan Argan oil for concentrated hydration and strength to both hair and skin.

    theordinary.com

    Get ready for this. It's water-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. So you know the formula is just simple, good stuff.

    Get it from The Ordinary for $6.80. for Also available in rose hip seed and virgin marula oils.

    16. A rose gold liquid highlighter that actually costs less than doing a load of laundry...and lasts longer than the next coffee spill.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Listen, I've tried so many highlighters but this one gives even the highest-end stuff a run for their money. Why? One, it's so easy to use. It blends like a dream. Second, it doesn't have thick chunky glitter, which means no emphasizing pores or texture. Though it's a little watery, I just pump a touch on the back of my hand and apply with a small brush. It's my go-to and its glow never fails to pack a punch." β€”SarahP17

    Get it from E.L.F. Cosmetics for $1 or Amazon for $4.95.

    17. Or if you want more variety, a ~cosmic lights~ highlighting palette packed with six luminous shades that are totally out of this world.

    us.asos.com

    Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's secrets borrowed from aliens with killer glow.

    Get it from Asos for $13.

    18. A kawaii AF origami paper book for a soothing hands-on activity that'd pair perfectly with a cup of tea and soft tunes.

    urbanoutfitters.com

    Promising review: "The paper is made out of a great material that's not flimsy at all. The designs are so cute!! If you are a unicorno fan, then you will love this set (my obsession also continues to grow). The book includes basic origami folds, reverse folds, and folding hints, as well as instructions on how to make a crane and magic star. The paper tears out easily too." β€”RN

    Get it from Urban Outfitters or Amazon for $9.95.

    19. Fucking adorable cat shot glasses that make throwing back tequila a little more bearable.

    boxlunch.com

    (Maybe.)

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99 or BoxLunch for $17.52.

    20. A cloud-like, ventilated memory foam pillow to keep you cool and comfy during the night AND pain-free upon waking up.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This pillow is the perfect amount of squishy and firm and provides just the right amount of support. I’ve been waking up with almost no shoulder or neck pain. Plus, the pillow has 'warm' and 'cool' sides, which prevent me from feeling overheated. It seriously feels like I’m resting my head on a giant, fluffy cloud." β€”AnaMaria Glavan

    Read our full review here!

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    21. An ankle-length flared skirt especially designed with your penchant for twirling in mind.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the fact that it is a nice length for boots, heels, etc, and that it is heavy enough for wearing in cold weather!" β€”Eating Well for Life

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

    22. A chic floral wallet that packs a punch or β€” if you want to get more specific β€” 12 cards, a hefty hunk of cash, and maybe even a checkbook (really???).

    amazon.com

    Or in my case, $3. *mimics deadpan Patrick from that Spongebob meme*

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, this wallet is adorable! It is pleasing to the touch and the craftsmanship is superb. I can even fit my checkbook in it! I almost want one in every color." β€”Gale W.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six designs).

    23. A mini cactus light for a ~prick~ of quirkiness. Accent decor that looks totally ~sharp~. A lamp that doesn't succ...ulent. (My pun supply is desert dry now!)

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a full-grown adult who loves cacti and succulents. This caught my eye while browsing on the 'Everyday Finds' pages and I thought it would be perfect for bedroom decoration! Not only is this a great price, but this cactus basically saved my life. My power went out and I used this cactus as a light for a couple hours since it's portable and runs on batteries. Also, I'm lazy and couldn't find a proper flashlight. The light is a good burnt orange color like the one you'd find on your phone to dim at night." β€”Kori

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. Skin-issue-specific clay masks that last for about five much-needed TLC sessions (or more, if you're a little thrifty πŸ˜‰).

    @sc / Via instagram.com, @sc / Via instagram.com

    Buy the rainbow (clay), reap (the detoxifying benefits of) the rainbow.

    Promising review: "I have an issue with dull skin and bought this on impulse. It felt a bit cakey at first so I was paranoid it was going to clog my pores or break me out, but to the contrary, it was incredibly hydrating! My skin looked dewy and refreshed and my pores were noticeably smaller. Brightness at a bargain! Will purchase again." β€”LaKiki

    Get it from Sephora for $8 (available in eight varieties).

    25. Glittery string lights for party (or just chilling-at-home) decor that embody the "we got ears; say cheers!" spirit.

    cottonon.com

    Get them from Typo for $19.99.

    26. An exceedingly soft Hello Kitty rug that also totally works as a blanket or tapestry-like wall decor, depending on your level of attachment to it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It was so soft and cuddly that I almost used it as a blanket! I actually ended up hanging it on my wall because I didn't want to get it dirty by leaving it on the floor. It is a good size and worth the money." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. A weatherproof spiral notepad to jot down some pensive thoughts that spring up in the rain or during a long shower.

    amazon.com

    A pencil is all you need!

    Promising review: "Been using these since I volunteered with Fish & Wildlife when I was younger and they supplied them for field notes. Also took one with me to Panama so I could doodle and take notes. The town I stayed in was in a cloud forest and it rained quite a lot there, so I wanted to make sure none of my notes and drawings would get wet. Love these products a lot." β€”Shelby Burdge

    Get it from Amazon for $6.09+ (available in seven colors).

    "Dear diary, "I spent a lot of money today but..."

    Oxygen

    In my defense, they were all 100% necessary purchases. Cheers to treating yourself! 🍻

    In the market for more awesome and super cheap stuff? Of course you are. Check out all of the previous roundups here!

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

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