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    29 Affordable Luxuries To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Treat yo' self — but for no more than $30!

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    1. A pair of delicate faux-pearl earrings that'll make you happy as a clam.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    You ~shell~ not want to take them off! (Sorry.)

    Promising review: "Look so ADORABLE! I have received so many compliments while wearing these earrings, and people are always so surprised when I tell them the cheap price." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $1.99.

    2. A highlighter palette you can lightly dust on for a subtle glow or build up for a full-on unicorn look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm new to the highlighter game, and I really didn't want to jump into spending that kind of money on Kat Von D, and this actually randomly popped up in my suggested items. I love it! I use it almost daily, it really is light enough to wear in the office and not look like I'm out to the clubs or trying to pursue an Instagram career. Plus, it's good for lips and eyes as well as cheeks. Highly recommend, especially for the price! It's a fantastic dupe and cannot beat the price. This will be perfect to build up for my Halloween unicorn or any cosplay that requires extra pretty." —Lucinda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    3. A set of star-shaped hairpins for creating fairytale-inspired hairdos.

    etsy.com

    Get a two-pack from Jules & Clem on Etsy for $14.01 (available in two colors).

    4. A glossy stainless steel tray you can use as a catchall, candle holder, or a fancy dessert plate.

    amazon.com

    It measures 9"x3.8"x0.5".

    Promising review: "It is a true gold; very sturdy plate. I have many ideas for it; mainly a dessert plate. I ordered four but I’m sure to order more." —ktaylor

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    5. A flamingo shower curtain that'll look ~flocking~ adorable in your bathroom.

    click.linksynergy.com

    It measures 71"x79".

    Get it from H&M for $24.99.

    6. A pretty off-the-shoulder maxi dress (with pockets!!) to wear on your summer getaway.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    You can adjust the top to be off-shoulder, one-shoulder, or strapless.

    Promising review: "I ordered this dress in an XL since I'm usually a 14/16. The fit was GREAT. It wasn't too tight or too loose. The pockets were a PLUS. It is not cheaply made or poorly constructed at all. It's perfect, comfortable, and made of thick cotton. Looks exactly like the picture. I would recommend purchasing this dress. You will not be disappointed." —Rhondell Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors). Check out plus-size options from Rainbow and Old Navy!

    7. A subscription box specially curated for introverts, or anyone who just prefers a nice, quiet night at home over... pretty much any other activity.

    cratejoy.com

    Each monthly Introverts Retreat box includes a paperback novel in your choice of genre (or extra bath/body items if you prefer), plus a bath item, a skincare product, plus one to three additional items such as candles, chocolates, snacks, tea, fashion accessories, decorative items, etc.

    Promising review: "I was very pleased with the contents of my first month, especially the book (haven't read it yet but the subject is right up my alley). I love that you get to choose the genre of the reading material, and the other items were so much fun and definitely geared towards introverts. I will definitely be purchasing again." —Ciara

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99+.

    8. A set of plastic tumblers you can serve homemade cocktails in at parties without worrying about breaking them.

    target.com

    Promising review: "Gorgeous glasses! Bought these for my patio. They look like larger versions of Moroccan tea glasses. Wash easily and are great for water as well as wine or cocktails." —MJ

    Get a set of four from Target for $9.99.

    9. A glazed ceramic planter that'll make a cozy but chic new home for your succulent friend.

    amazon.com

    Each planter has a small hole at the bottom to allow for easy drainage. It comes with a bamboo tray to catch excess water. It measures 3"x3"x2.25".

    Promising review: "I really like how this tiny pot looks. My succulents look really cute in it. I also liked that there is a mesh that comes with it so you can patch up the drainage hole to prevent dirt from falling out. Overall, I feel that this wasn’t too expensive, and it looked cute for the cost." —Kenny

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.93 (available in four colors).

    10. A velvet waist bag to keep your belongings safe and your hands free for ice cream cones.

    nastygal.com

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $22 (also available in white and black).

    11. A packable Panama hat for a glamorous way to shield your face from the sun.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this hat to wear to protect myself from the sun on vacation. It ended up being really cute as well! It's packable, and there is a little string on the inside that you can pull to adjust the fit. It seems to be made fairly well." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 13 designs).

    12. A shimmery nail polish duo so you can get champagne nails on a beer budget.

    sephora.com

    These two shades can be worn alone or together!

    Promising review: "Love this nail polish! I am going back to pick up another color of this set. It is pretty long lasting and still hasn’t chipped after four days, which I say is a big win! The top coat is so distracting, I keep moving my hand in the light to admire the holographic finish. Also, it dries super fast. I can get annoyed and give up painting my nails very easily, so this is a huge plus for me." —kbcollins07

    Get a set of two from Sephora for $15.

    13. A lace-trimmed cotton PJ set that'll stay cool and breathable even on hot, humid nights.

    click.linksynergy.com

    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–L). Check out plus-size options from Torrid and Kmart!

    14. A pineapple necklace to remind you to: "Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside."

    etsy.com

    You can choose from a sterling silver or 14K-gold-filled cable chain.

    Get it from woobiebeans on Etsy for $18 (available in two colors).

    15. A chiffon floral kimono for anyone whose aesthetic is bohemian goddess.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love dusters, and this one is a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe. It's a versatile piece that works as the perfect cover-up over jeans or a strapless dress. The colors are vibrant, and the fabric is light and fluid. The first time I wore this, it was a warm yet windy day here in Southeast Michigan. I felt like a bohemian goddess as the duster waved in the wind behind me as I walked. If you're into the bohemian look, you'll be pleased with this one. I ordered the large as I like the long and flowy look." —SS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–5X and 20 styles).

    16. A game of prosecco pong, if you're looking for a classier version of beer pong. Prosecco not included, sadly.

    nastygal.com

    This set includes 12 plastic cups and three ping pong balls.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $7.

    17. A crystal clear, wax-free lip balm that'll be super satisfying to use and look at.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This lip balm is formulated with shea, coconut, avocado and other natural oils. It's wax-free, vegan, paraben- and petrolatum-free, and not tested on animals.

    Promising review: "Wow, as an EOS user for some time, I am impressed with how light this feels on my lips. This is very pleasant. I am saving this for summer!" —Denise Moran

    Get it from Amazon for $3.74 (available in two scents).

    18. A pair of espadrille sandals destined to be your go-to choice of footwear this spring and summer.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are adorable shoes. I have received a ton of compliments on these, and they are very comfortable also." —Jaime

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes 5–10 and six colors).

    19. A set of colorful highlighters for taking your notes and bullet journal to the next level.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Okay, let me TELL you about these highlighters. It wasn't until I saw these on someone's bullet-journal inspo Instagram page that I learned it was possible to COVET a set of highlighters. But I did. I coveted them. I had never known that highlighters came in such beautiful colors! I am pleased to report that they met — nay, exceeded — my expectations. They look great on the page, they don't bleed through easily, and — get this! — they're double-sided! That's right, folks, each pen is actually TWO pens, because there's also a cap on the other end with a regular non-highlighter marker tip underneath. The colors are also just as lovely as I'd dreamed they'd be, with a nice range of neutrals, pastels, and brights. (Surprisingly, after all that talk of pretty colors, my favorite turned out to be the grey one. I don't even know, man.) They have truly taken my bullet journaling and note-taking to the next level." —Ruby

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $12.90.

    20. A gorgeous monokini (one-piece and bikini combo), if you like the look of a bikini but want the support of a one-piece.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to say that this swimsuit actually SURPASSED my expectations. It is not cheap looking, and the material looks and feels quite durable. It's super cute, AND it is way less expensive than any other swimsuit even half as cute as this one." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    21. An iridescent unicorn bottle stopper that'll make you feel better about not finishing all the booze.

    cb2.com

    Promising review: "It's a super cute and inexpensive bottle stopper. How can you possibly go wrong with a unicorn? ;)" —ElleB

    Get it from CB2 for $9.95.

    22. A retro straw crossbody sure to give all your friends serious bag envy.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very cute, I use mine for theme parks. Easily fits large phone, battery charger, makeup, small wallet, and micro umbrella. I get lots of compliments when I use it." —Bozzer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90 (available in three colors).

    23. An eyeshadow palette packed with shimmery neutrals perfect for creating summer-friendly looks.

    Tarte

    Promising review: "The colors are great neutrals, six of them have sparkle or shimmer to them and the other two are matte. They apply smoothly and can be applied lightly for an almost translucent effect or built up for deeper intensity of color. Either way, they are beautiful and last all day. It is the first palette I've ever used that contain cream-to-powder shadows, and I like it. It blends well with traditional dry shadows, so I can use it with other brands and colors. I liked it well enough that I purchased two other palettes in the same line, and I like them as well but the darker shades are my favorite. They are a great buy for the price." —B. Weathers

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49.

    24. A watercolor floral picnic blanket so you can enjoy a spread of cheese and wine in the park.

    target.com

    Promising review: "This blanket is beautiful. We just used it outside yesterday. Easy to fold back up. I expect we will use this all summer long." —Camille

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    25. A light-up compact mirror that can also charge your phone. 'Nuff said!

    amazon.com

    It can charge a smartphone to about 80%-85%.

    Promising review: "This is bigger than I thought it would be, but it's very nice. The light is really bright and even, and it charges really fast. I also really like the carrying pouch that it came with. That's nice to use because I stick my phone cord in there with it to keep them together. It also keeps it from getting scratched. This is a very luxe little compact." —Cassie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two colors).

    26. A five-minute turquoise hourglass will come in handy for brewing coffee, game night, or daily reflection.

    cb2.com

    Promising review: "Actually purchased this impulsively. But I use it in the bathroom with my morning routine. It helps me from dilly-dallying! It's vibrant and interesting, too." —Mferman

    Get it from CB2 for $4.95.

    27. A shampoo brush so you can give yourself a much-needed scalp massage in the shower after a long day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Using this thing has definitely been a game changer for me. I sit down in my shower, apply shampoo to my scalp and use circular motions to massage my scalp, and it feels sooo gosh darn good! I have 3B hair. The silicone bristles are not too soft and not too hard, and the hand grip is perfect. I swear, if someone were to use this and massage my scalp for me, I'd probably pass out." —Ella Sans

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

    28. A long-lasting lip tint for creating an ombré pout worthy of many, many Instagram pics.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this stuff! These stay on through both food and drink (I've tested them with sandwiches, soup, soft drinks, water bottles, etc.), come in a pretty good selection of colors, AND smooth over any dry areas on your lips, making them look really soft and not chapped at all. The applicator also makes it really easy to get the product exactly where you want it. There is a bit of transfer but even after all of that wipes off, the color itself stays put. I have a long day, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and I usually only re-apply once or twice. All in all, I've finally found my holy grail lip tint!" —Wendy K.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in 15 colors).

    29. A color block wallet made of soft leather that can hold a lot of stuff but will still fit in your pants pocket.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This wallet is designed to block RFID signals and protect your ID and credit cards from unauthorized scans.

    Promising review: "Five of my friends have bought these, and we love them. Love the security piece and the fact that it is smaller, so I am only carrying around what I really need. The leather is really soft, and cards and cash actually fit nicely in the slots." —V. R. VonGunten

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

    Everything feels fancier when it's drunk from a wine glass. Cheers!

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