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    Updated on Oct 15, 2019. Posted on Mar 10, 2018

    30 Affordable Luxuries To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Even if it's just switching to a slightly better toothpaste or making yourself a damn fine cup of coffee, small luxuries can make mundane day-to-day activities feel less blah. It's absolutely possible to live a champagne lifestyle on a tap water budget — and we've got just the stuff to make it happen.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A gorgeous pair of slippers that'll be your second-favorite thing in red velvet. The first being the cupcake, of course.

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    Get them from Kohl's for $23.99 (available in sizes 5–10 and two colors).

    2. A white and rose-gold makeup brush set you'll definitely want to show off on your vanity.

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    This set contains 15 brushes!

    Promising review: "These brushes are incredibly soft. If you're looking for a decent set of brushes and don't want to shell out a lot of money on the higher-end brands, this set is a great choice." —Ashley S.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98 (available in three colors). Plus, check out some of the best makeup brushes you can find on Amazon!

    3. A pair of 14K gold-plated ear crawlers for anyone who prefers dainty jewelry.

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    These ear crawlers are made of gold-plated sterling silver!

    Promising review: "They are beautiful and delicate. I like that there is a post on the back and not a long post that goes up the ear. Easy to wear without them sliding around. They're so comfortable that I have had them in for a few days straight without issues." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A quilted faux-leather waist bag that can turn the biggest fanny-pack skeptic into a believer.

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    This waist bag comes with two removable belts (37 inches and 43 inches)! Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this bag!

    Promising review: "I wore this every day during a European tour, and no one got close enough to it or me to grab anything out of it! It is soft and comfortable to wear and easily held my cell phone, a comb, credit cards and cash, my passport, and lipstick. Reading glasses were a bit of a squeeze, but they went in. I highly recommend it for traveling or anywhere one needs to carry essentials safely. The clasp makes everything very easy to access as well." —Karen J. Prager

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three styles).

    5. An elegant planter all your friends will ~marble~ at .

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    This ceramic planter is covered in gold decal to mimic the look of marble!

    Promising review: "My plant is so happy in its new home, and the planter looks so posh without being over the top. Looks great mixed in with my other white planters." —heyitsgab

    Get it from CB2 for $12.95+ (available in three sizes).

    6. A moisturizing highlighter stick (enhanced with actual crystals!!!) from Glossier to give your face a dewy glow. You know, the kind that tricks other people into thinking you drink lots of water and go to bed on time.

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    The outer ring is enhanced with real Rose Quartz or Golden Topaz, and the core is formulated with coconut oil, castor seed oil, and sweet almond oil!

    Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in three shades). Check out the prettiest face highlighters you can buy online!

    7. A set of colorful titanium-plated knives that may have you looking forward to chopping vegetables.

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    This set includes a paring knife, a utility knife, and a chef knife!

    Promising review: "These knives are amazing! They look great, and they are really sharp. I realized that my old knives were all blunt. I have them on display on a knife rack along with the iridescent utensils I also bought on UO." —thewanderer

    Get a three-piece set from Urban Outfitters for $19 (available in two colors).

    8. A set of metallic pens so pretty, you'll find any excuse to say, "Does anyone need to borrow a pen? Anyone??"

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    These pens come with three refills!

    Promising review: "Pretty, heavy but not too heavy, and smooth writing. I love them!" —Best Realtor Ever

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A cotton pillowcase sure to give you sweet dreams — dreams about how aesthetically pleasing your bed looks.

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    This pillowcase is made of 100% cotton!

    Get it from H&M for $9.99.

    10. A subscription to Birchbox so you can sample a bunch of awesome beauty products without committing to the full-size versions.

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    Of course, if you like something, you can purchase the full-size product! Check out a BuzzFeeder's experience with this subscription service and some highly-rated products on Birchbox!

    Subscriptions start at $10/month. Check out some other beauty subscription boxes you can treat yourself to!

    11. A floral bikini set that'll have you looking like 🔥 on your tropical getaway.

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    This two-piece swimsuit features a push-up bra top with an underwire for full support and adjustable straps with a hook lock back and matching bottoms!

    Get it from Ami Clubwear for $20 (available in pink and black). Also, check out our guide to the best bikinis you can get from Amazon!

    12. A cotton bandana in colorful spring hues to pair with your beloved denim jacket and floral dresses.

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    It'll instantly elevate a basic outfit!

    Get it from Anthropologie for $18 (available in five patterns/colors).

    13. A marble-print dry-erase board people might mistake for a piece of wall art.

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    This board comes with a dry-erase marker, marker clip, two patterned magnets, and mounting hardware for installation!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    14. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses so you can get a premium look for a high-street price tag.

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    Promising review: "I am a total fashionista and very picky about clothing, shoes, and accessories. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The glasses have a good weight, look WAY more expensive than they are, and are just fabulous! I feel like a celebrity, lol!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven colors).

    15. A Disney princess sheet mask that'll leave your skin hydrated and velvety smooth, like a rose petal.

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    This mask is enriched with rose water to calm and smooth the skin!

    Get it from Asos for $6.50 (also available in Jasmine, Ariel, and Aurora).

    16. A brass-plated agate bottle opener so you can feel bougie even when you're just cracking open some club soda.

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    Promising review: "I ordered the black one for a gift, and she uses it as decor because it's too pretty to keep in a drawer! I recently went to the store and saw all the colors, and you can't go wrong with any of them." —clcinteriores

    Get it from Anthropologie for $16 (available in three colors).

    17. A duo-core lipstick you should probably just buy because it has already stolen your ~heart~.

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    Promising review: "Color is super cute, and it smells yummy. Love the heart shape." —robinaym

    Get it from Free People for $14 (available in three shades).

    18. A nourishing nail oil to pamper your dry cuticles with during an at-home manicure sesh.

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    Promising review: "This oil was referred to me by a colleague when the weather started to get cold as a means to combat brittle cuticles and hangnails. I have found this oil to be non-greasy and lightweight. It keeps my cuticles moisturized and healthy. My nails look awesome." —DLW

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two scents).

    19. A ~stellar~ timepiece with a starry sky watch face and leather band that can totally pass for a high-end department store purchase.

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    Promising review: "I bought this watch to take on vacation. I wasn't expecting much. When it arrived I was very surprised. It turned out to be a nice watch for the price, and I received many compliments." —susi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    20. A super soft pajama set to wear as a fancier alternative to the giant, holey T-shirt you've been sleeping in since college.

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    Promising review: "I will never buy another pair of warm weather PJs again other than these. I am a thirty-something post-baby lady, and with my crazy hormones paired with living in Arizona, I needed PJs that are cool and comfortable. These silky soft PJs have been going strong for months now through countless hot flashes and heat waves when it would get into the 80s in our bedroom. If you are a hot-blooded person and need to cool down, I can't recommend these PJs enough. My only criticism is that they are not magic transforming PJs, and I will still have to hold on to a few pairs of fleece jammies for the few chilly months we do get in Arizona." —Margery

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 12 colors).

    21. A stylish pour-over coffee maker for brewing cafe-quality joe at home. #livingyourbestlife

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    This 17 oz. coffee maker comes with a permanent stainless steel mesh filter. It's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I don't know what I was drinking before, but it wasn't coffee. When people say they drink their coffee black, I couldn't imagine it, but this pour-over coffee maker makes delicious, flavorful coffee with hardly (if any) bitterness. It also takes a fraction of the time compared to electric coffee makers or even stovetop percolators!" —David P.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors). Want more? Check out other useful coffee products that people swear by!

    22. A set of fizzy bath bombs because taking a fragrant soak in the tub after a long-ass day is one of life's greatest joys.

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    Each bath bomb is 3.5 oz. and formulated with natural ingredients like unrefined shea butter, organic sustainable RSPO palm oil, and coconut oil!

    Promising review: "14 different bath bombs all with a different wonderful-smelling scent. Not only do they smell good, but they leave your skin so silky soft. Unlike other bath bombs I've used, they do not leave a ring around your bathtub. Definitely a five-star rating from me." —Kelly Merkel

    Get a 14-pack from Amazon for $26.80.

    23. A lavender and chamomile pillow spray that'll calm your senses and make your linens smell like a spa resort.

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    Promising review: "I bought this as a present for a friend and ended up having to go back to the store to get some for myself. It smells a little strong at first, but it smells amazing once it has a chance to breathe. I think the chamomile comes out more. My boyfriend likes it too!" —Foxyaifos

    Get it from World Market for $7.99.

    24. A fluffy cat-ear sleep mask (lined with satin) so the sun doesn't rudely interrupt your beauty sleep. Doesn't it know that you had a long night?!

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    Promising review: "I sleep better with sleep masks. Big points for making me look so extra even in my sleep." —Laura Lopez

    Get it from Forever 21 for $6.90.

    25. A rechargeable clip-on LED ring light to take your selfie game to a semi-professional level.

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    It has three brightness levels!

    Promising review: "Love the rechargeable feature! The light is perfect, especially since there are three options! I use it on and off every day for photos and for lighting when I do my makeup. Charged it once, and it hasn't needed another charge for about a week now." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A yummy-smelling candle with a pretty container that you can totally reuse once it's empty.

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    Each candle has a 72-hour burn time!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in four scents).

    27. A premium natural toothpaste to make your morning routine feel a bit more luxurious.

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    This natural toothpaste is free of fluoride and sulfate. It comes with a tube key, so you can roll out every last bit of product!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this toothpaste! None of those nasty chemicals but still leaves such a clean, fresh feeling! The tube also comes with a metal attachment to push the toothpaste up as you use it." —fpSaraNJ

    Get it from Free People for $7.95 or Amazon for $7.95.

    28. A tropical leaf-patterned motivational mug with gold accents you'll admire every morning as you sip your coffee.

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    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    29. A floral embossed-leather wallet that'll look like it cost $$$, even if you only have $ stashed inside.

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    Promising review: "I love this wallet. It's well-built and beautiful. I have received quite a few compliments on it, and I truly love the design overall. Quality materials, has held up to my rough conditions, and unlike others, the chains on the zipper are still holding up well." —Hilary Chavez

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

    30. A stylish straw tote you've probably seen more expensive versions of on Instagram. Now if spring would just hurry up and get here already...

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    Promising review: "This bag is so beautiful! They are made so well! I've seen so many bags like this online, and they are so expensive. This one was a lot cheaper, and it is perfect!" —Paige Wilson

    Get it from LakeofLife on Etsy for $21.43.

    Treat yo self!

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    I think we can agree that baths and alcohol are better when they're bubbly.

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

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