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    Updated on Jan 29, 2019. Posted on Jan 10, 2019

    27 Affordable Luxuries To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Kick off 2019 with some fancy goodies under $30!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A flowy polka dot dress your friends may think you bought at a chic boutique.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    2. An Aladdin magic lamp compact mirror so pretty, everyone will admire it from ~Jafar~.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $12.90.

    3. A set of liquid flower pens that might hurt your productivity because you'll be mesmerized by them.


    Promising review: "These are the prettiest pens I’ve ever used. So in love with them, AND they write great and come with refills!" —Meagan Johnson

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. FaceTory — a K-beauty subscription box for trying out a selection of carefully curated sheet masks every month.


    Promising review: "I just started this monthly subscription and so far I am happy with what I received. I have been a fan of K-beauty for years, so this is perfect for getting the latest 'in' masks delivered right to your door. The price is great, too. If you buy them separately, it would be much more plus shipping fees. I can give them away to friends, too, if I don't use them." —Andrea Juchniewicz

    Get a subscription from Amazon for $8.90/month (four masks in each box).

    5. A crystal-shaped candle almost too pretty to burn (but if you do, it will smell absolutely amazing).

    DressedToThrillShop / Etsy

    Get it from DressedToThrillShop on Etsy for $13.99 (available in four scents or unscented).

    6. A beautiful deck of playing cards featuring whimsical ape motifs you'll go bananas for.


    A portion of the proceeds will go to a non-profit organization called The Fugees Academy, which helps provide refugee children with free access to organized soccer.

    Promising review: "Beautiful cards, amazing construction, with just a hint of silliness all set inside a great box. My favorite pack of cards, hands down!" —J North

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A sleek water bottle that might encourage you to hit your daily hydration goals. Your cubicle mate will be so jealous.


    Promising review: "I've been using this water bottle a whole bunch, and I love it! The handle on top is extremely helpful for carrying the bottle when your hands are full. The design of the bottle is pretty cool, and the oval shape fits just perfectly in my hand. It's well-built and sturdy, and I love the rubber on the bottom, which makes it more stable on slick surfaces and also ensures it won't damage wood or any kind of surface. It's like it has its own built-in coaster. The top is easy to open, yet doesn't leak at all. I've been fairly rough with mine and it has withstood the test." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in eight colors).

    8. A crushed velvet bodysuit perfect for layering under a blazer or chunky cardigan.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

    9. A rich and moisturizing multi-purpose balm to soothe dry and irritated skin and smooth out dry patches. It can be applied to your face, body, hands, and lips!

    Promising review: "Just wow!!! I'm blown away by this product. Really helps heal the skin when it gets compromised! I usually can't wear balms, because they usually break out my extremely acne-prone, oily skin. However, this one does NOT break me out. I sometimes over-do it with my acne medication, and a night of this balm slapped on recovers my skin back to normal." —Sarah K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A dainty birthstone necklace you can have personalized with a name, date, custom message, or coordinates.

    MignonandMignon / Etsy

    Get it from MignonandMignon on Etsy for $10.50+ (available in 12 birthstones; engraving available for extra cost).

    11. A cacti and succulents poster (made of thick Italian archival paper stock) that'll add a nice vintage vibe to your decor.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95. Also, check out a poster frame similar to the one pictured here!

    12. A set of Swarovski crystal magnetic wine charms for the fanciest way to identify whose wine glass is whose.


    Promising review: "A touch of elegance with simplistic charm. The perfect little addition of sparkle for your finest or modest stemware. No more worries of not knowing which glass is yours. Just place the little magnet inside/outside, anywhere you wish on the stemware, and place its coordinating crystal on the opposite side of the glass. Stunning, practical, and my guests loved them. Highly recommend, and I plan on purchasing several more sets for gifts." —Lenore Morgan

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $22.79.

    13. A delicate and comfy lace halter bralette to pair with deep-V and off-the-shoulder sweaters.

    Free People

    Reviewers say this bralette runs large.

    Promising review: "I love wearing this as often as possible because it's so comfortable. Works very well under so many different tops and dresses! Order in multiple colors — you won't regret it!" —dmegen

    Get it from Free People for $20 (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 colors).

    14. A gentle cleansing oil so you can wash off waterproof makeup with zero amount of scrubbing. Yup, it's basically black magic.,

    Read our review of The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil (#2 in the list)!

    Promising review: "This product is basically witchcraft, it's so good. I used this cleanser in place of a makeup remover, and it almost disintegrated my makeup for me. I read somewhere that this product wasn't recommended for the eyes, but I used this cleanser on my eyes with my contacts in with no issues. In fact, it took off my waterproof mascara like it was nothing! I simply followed the instructions, applied to dry skin, rubbed in circles, and rinsed. I was so wowed by this product that I basically ran out of the bathroom and tried to get my aunt to take her makeup off with it. There was no burning or feeling of scrubbing like every other makeup remover I've ever used. I then followed up with a foam cleanser. I've been using this routine for a few days now, and I can already see the difference in my skin when I wake up. This is what nice, clean skin looks like! Maybe soon I won't even have to wear makeup at all. My skin type is combination skin with hormonal breakouts, for anyone who is curious. 10/10 recommend this to everyone I know." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    15. A gold lapel pin that'll perfectly describe you — although, it should say "one of a kind" to be more accurate.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    16. A set of minimalist toothbrushes with charcoal-infused bristles for removing stains and keeping breath fresh. They're also made of a non-toxic, bio-degradable material!


    Promising review: "These are amazing! So soft and gentle on the gums. The plastic is a nice matte but does not scratch as a bamboo toothbrush does. And the design is super slick and modern, so I'm able to display my toothbrush on the vanity instead of trying to always hide it. It actually matches my bathroom design!" —Ajdzik

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.21.

    17. An organic cotton tea towel in a birch tree design to use as a placemat, dinner napkin, or bread basket liner.

    Amazon Handmade

    It's absorbent, lint-free, quick-drying, and becomes softer after each wash.

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $16.

    18. A set of Art Deco–inspired notebooks with gold foil stamping so you'll feel glamorous while taking notes.


    Promising review: "These are so beautiful! The designs on the outside are textured! I was expecting it to be a smooth print, but it’s actually embossed with the metallic design and looks much more expensive than it is. I kind of don’t want to use them because they’re so pretty." —Kelley Withers

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.43.

    19. A pack of velvet scrunchies that won't pull and tug at your hair and will add a pop of color to your 'do.


    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A tea-leaf reading cup and saucer set for getting acquainted with the art of tasseography.

    Each kit comes with an actual cup and saucer and 96-page illustrated book explaining how to interpret the patterns you will find in your cup, as well as explaining the meanings of more than 200 signs and symbols you are likely to see in the leaves when making a reading.

    Promising review: "My favorite cup ever! The readings have been spot on, and it holds up well to normal usage wear and tear. The book that came with it is extremely thorough, so even if you have never done a reading before, you will be an expert in no time." —Biminiroxy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. A blotting paper compact to absorb excess oil and leave your face feeling fresh AF. Bonus: there's a cute dinosaur on the case.,

    Promising review: "Super cute oil-blotting pads! The sponge is a great idea so you don't get the oil residue on your fingers. Also, I love that it comes in a little compact case (with a mirror!) rather than just some fold-open paper package that most oil blotting pads come in.

    It's pretty durable, as well. I accidentally dropped the whole case on the ground, and I was worried that the mirror would be cracked or popped out of the cover, but everything was fine! No marks, scratches, or dents." —Alexis

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $9 or a combo pack (one full product + 50-pack refill) for $11.

    22. A chic marble dial wristwatch you've definitely seen a more expensive version of on Instagram.


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

    23. A pair of rhinestone-embellished velvet block heels that'll attract a million compliments.

    Forever 21

    Reviewers recommend going up half a size.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $24.43 (available in sizes 5.5–10 and two colors).

    24. A beauty recipe book for crafting organic balms, cleansers, masks, and makeup from scratch using natural ingredients. Time for a major pamper sesh!


    Promising review: "This is all about simple, homemade DIY beauty balms and pretty potions you can make in your kitchen. The author uses simple ingredients that are easy to find on Amazon. Everything you could ever want for your face, body, hair, nails, and even some basic makeup recipes! Oils, butters, scrubs, masks, cleansers, after-sun care, and bug repellent. But my favorite parts are the tips scattered throughout the book. How to give yourself a face massage, create a bath ritual, choose a clay for your skin type, etc. And she even offers up a section with spa day snacks and drinks! Seriously in love with this book!" —D.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    25. Copper straws to elevate your homemade cocktails and make drinking plain water less boring.


    Promising review: "Very beautiful and well-made. The little cleaner brush that came with the straws works great, and the sturdy paper storage tube looks nice if left out. These will look great inside a fancy cocktail! Plus, there is no wasting of plastic like with conventional straws." —Go Navy

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A pair of stretchy faux-leather leggings so you can get a luxe look for less.

    Promising review: "These pants are so incredibly perfect! I am always scared to order pants online, but these came exactly as described and are everything I dreamed of. I am so happy I took the chance on them! The pants fit great and comfortably. They are so soft inside and do not make me sweat like other leather products do. The pockets are perfectly placed and really give the pants some added cuteness. They offer tons of freedom for movement and comfort. Also, I feel that I must acknowledge how sexy they look and feel. These pants are a game changer for me, and I will most definitely be purchasing more!" —Danny Sands

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–4X).

    27. An adorable German-made hedgehog table brush that won't just look cute — he'll sweep away dust and crumbs like a champ.


    Promising review: "This little guy is amazing. Seriously cute and extremely functional. Picks up a bunch of little dust particles, spilled dirt, hair, everything. For something so cute, I thought this guy would perform slightly below average, but it has exceeded my expectations." —adnarim

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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