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    30 Splurge-Worthy Items To Help You Live Your Best Life

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    1. A luxurious face cream that'll leave your skin smooth and dewy without being greasy. It also acts a primer for days when you feel like putting on makeup.


    Read our full review of the Glossier Priming Rich Moisturizer (#8 on the list)!

    Promising review: "Priming Moisturizer Rich is smooth, silky, and sinks in like a dream. It smells faintly of lavender but doesn't irritate my allergies, even when I apply it under my eyes. I love it! Start-to-finish, it's a rich and wonderful experience that both provides the necessary hydration for my skin, and makes me feel like I've given myself a treat. I'm hooked." —Amanda

    Get it from Glossier for $35.

    2. A soda maker for making fizzy water at home because your La Croix habit is getting expensive.


    It's powered by a reusable CO2 canister that can make up to 60 liters of sparkling water.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love making my own soda. I love being able to make the flavors I want when I want them and NOT having to pay the extra I'd normally pay. I also love the space I save in my refrigerator by not having half a dozen two-liters or boxes of cans in it. Plus, I get to choose how strong the soda flavor is as well as how much carbonation is in the soda. Can't beat that." —Connie Flint

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).

    3. An automatic pet feeder to ensure your furry friends always get their meals on time so you don't have to worry about them while on vacation. (You'll probably worry anyway.)

    You can schedule up to four automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer. You can even record a message and have it played as each feeding dispenses!

    Promising review: "We LOVE it. It's worth EVERY DOLLAR. We have two cats. Now we don't need to worry about feeding them every day or leaving the house for a couple days. Just need to set proper meals time and portions. Cats are not scared of it. They run to it when it starts. I recorded my voice, calling them to eat. Food is fresh. It is not easy to open the container, so cats CAN NOT open it. I'm sure. I recommend it to all my friends and pets lovers." —Honest customer J

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    4. A do-it-all Instant Pot so you can consolidate several appliances into one and cook dinner in 15 minutes. Yay for decluttering cabinets and getting food on the table faster!


    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A Dyson hair dryer that'll actually cut down on drying time and help you get out the door faster.,

    Promising review: "I adore this blow dryer so much. I had my eye on it since it first hit the market and saved up all my gift cards to finally purchase it on my birthday (it is worth the price tag). Not only is it gorgeous and elegant to look at, it seriously does cut my hair drying time in half. As a college student who is always on the run, this saves me so much time. I have long, thick, dark, curly hair that would normally take over an hour to style. My favorite part of this dryer is how it diffuses my curls. People do notice the difference when I use the Dyson versus when I let my curls air dry. The compliments come rolling in with the use of this dryer. It is really quiet, powerful, and not heavy, making it easy and convenient to use. I do not regret this purchase one bit. For straightening or enchanci​n​g my curls, the Dyson goes beyond my expectation​s." —Prissy515

    Get it from Amazon, Nordstrom, or Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

    This is our luxury pick for the best hair dryer on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. An air fryer for making your fave fried foods with less oil but the same amount of crispiness.


    It has a 3.2-quart capacity and dishwasher-safe non-stick components. Check out some delicious air fryer recipes!

    Promising review: "I purchased this air fryer a couple of weeks ago, and I have used it every day! I have made fries, carrot chips, chicken, salmon, bacon, hash browns, and pizza! This is one of the best investments that I have made. No oil needed. I used a little canola oil spray a couple of times, and that is about it. It's very easy to clean, and it's convenient. If you buy this you won't be sorry, promise." —Ivory

    Get it from Walmart for $79.88.

    7. A Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch to keep track of your fitness progress so you'll be motivated to hit your goals.

    In addition to a built-in GPS (which tracks how far, how fast and where you run), this smartwatch monitors your heart rate, steps, calories, and more!

    Promising review: "After a year of being a Fitbit owner, I made the switch to a GPS watch so I could stop carrying my phone on my arm on every run. I've been on several runs since I've got this watch and I've been very happy with how it functions. It has the sleep tracker, which I really like, the step counter, and is very accurate with the heart rate monitoring. It has the ability to track things for runners that Fitbit cannot, such as stride cadence, pace, elevation, and a few other tools I'm really just learning how to navigate. For under $200, I can't imagine why anyone would need anything better than what this watch can do. If this is among the watches you're considering, go for it!" —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $125 or Walmart for $129 (available in four colors).

    8. A low-maintenance countertop garden so you can make your own pesto from scratch and have an endless supply of fresh herbs for all kinds of recipes. Delish!


    The kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. It'll alert you when the plants need more food or water, so you don't need a green thumb for it to work! Check out our full review on the Goodful Aerogarden.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A rechargeable sonic facial cleansing brush that'll remove all traces of dirt and makeup and provide gentle exfoliation.

    Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2!

    Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in five colors).

    10. A Chemex pour-over coffee maker worthy of your single origin beans.

    Promising review: "I love this pour-over coffee maker. I’d been searching for that ‘perfect’ cup of coffee for years and I’m happy to say that I’ve struck gold with the Chemex. I have an expensive coffee maker and I have a single serve as well. I’ve never been completely satisfied with either of those even with high quality coffee and filtered water. The Chemex ‘brews’ extraordinary coffee; it’s easy to use and easy to clean. It’s a HIGH five!" —Ida S Moser

    Get it from Amazon for $41.

    11. An alcohol-free, multivitamin face mist to always pack in your travel makeup bag — it can work as a toner, setting spray, or a refreshing mid-flight pick-me-up.


    I absolutely swear by this face mist over all the other ones I've tried (in different price ranges). It's super refreshing and hydrating — all of my dry patches disappear after a couple spritzes and my skin feels dewy (not oily) for hours afterward. One bottle lasts for a long time because it doesn't contain propellants like aerosol. I use it every day and won't travel without it!

    Promising review: "Feels and looks like luxury! I knew I had to grab both the travel and full-size, being the mist addict that I am, lol. Gives a beautiful glow without greasiness. Feels hydrating and works both under and over makeup. I also like it as an essence/toner. Will definitely repurchase!" —ArielleKennedy

    Get it from Sephora for $25+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A Waterpik water flosser so you can take your oral hygiene to new heights.


    It has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It makes your mouth feel so clean. After using it for several weeks, I noticed several things: no more bad breath, no more bad taste in my mouth, my gums are much healthier, no more bleeding, and my teeth are less sensitive at the gum line. This is, by far, one of the best buys I've made this year.

    This Waterpik has two settings and variable pressure, which is great. The pressure setting goes from very light to heavy pressure on a scale of 1–10. Start out on mild setting and work up to a level of comfort. It has a gum massage setting that is wonderful for sore gums or for a person who grinds their teeth. It's very soothing. There are a variety of tips, such as for plaque or deep pockets, which are worth looking at and buying if they fit your needs.

    I highly recommend for folks with a lot of crowns, receding gum lines, pockets, or if you are not great at flossing due to bleeding or teeth so close that it's difficult to floss.

    It is a good size so storing it is a problem in my very small bathroom, but I don't care. Other issues — well, there is a learning curve in using it. Everyone I have talked to, who has one, has asked me if I have shot water across the bathroom and the answer is yes. My cat flees the bathroom as soon as I turn on the Waterpik now. So use only warm water until you get the hang of it.

    I wholeheartedly recommend this product. I like it so much that I'm buying the portable one for travel, and it's on my Christmas list for family and friends." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $79.97 (available in seven colors).

    13. A straightening brush that'll make styling your hair a breeze. Every day will be good hair day!


    Read our review of the Amika straightening brush!

    Promising review: "I have really thick curly hair and love a good blow out but only get one in the salon because I cannot do it myself. This brush takes my hair from curly to straight and styled in 15 minutes. It is amazing. My hair looks shiny and healthy after using it, and it lasts for three days. I am in awe! I actually may ditch my Ouidad products and wear my hair straight for a while — and without a keratin treatment. LOVE!" —leni123

    Get it from Sephora for $120.

    14. A chic and sturdy suitcase perfect for a fabulous jetsetter like yourself. You can definitely expect compliments from strangers at the airport.

    You can get the suitcase without or without an ejectable battery. Read our review of Away luggage!

    Promising review: "Never ever have I ever taken a trip that was so smooth and easy as this last one with an Away bag. It held everything perfectly and so orderly. The bag is beyond light so it was the first time I walked through airports and didn’t sweat and struggle with my bag. The design is FIERCE! Super stylish and even strangers were complimenting me. The wheels are so smooth. Perfect size, fits anywhere with no effort. And my favorite part, of course, is the battery pack. Not only does it charge my phone faster than any other charger I have, I was able to charge all of my devices on the one juice pack. Life saver. This is the smartest bag ever. Intelligently designed and perfect! I’m in love." —Valerie R.

    Get the carry-on size from Away for $225 (available in 11 colors). Or, shop all the luggage styles at Away.

    15. A highly-rated baby bouncer to keep your kiddo comfortable and entertained (and give your hands and lap a break). Bonus: it can fold completely flat for storage!


    This baby bouncer has a washable cotton cover and requires no batteries — the chair bounces with your baby's movements. It can accommodate children up to two years old. It's designed to give newborn babies proper head, back and neck support. There are four positions — play, rest, sleep and transport mode.

    Promising review: "We visited my sister when my son was 3.5 months old and plopped him in her Bjorn. He looooved it. We knew we needed our own, so we found one on Amazon. What a life-changer. My son is very high needs, always wanting to be held and bounced. This bouncer allowed us to eat dinner together without holding a baby, and I could do laundry and get things done! Game. Changer. I’m so mad we didn’t have this for the first four months of his life as they were so very challenging on me as a stay-at-home mom. My son is now a year old and I still use this bouncer daily. It’s the only way I’m able to shower! So nice having a comfy, fun, safe spot to plop my son down when I need to get things done. We still love it so much!" —Amy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in six colors).

    16. A sous vide precision cooker so your steaks will always be cooked to absolute perfection. "How do you do it?!" — your guests at the next dinner party.


    Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This method ensures maximum tenderness and moisture retention — without worry of overcooking.

    Promising review: "I like the simplicity of this thing. It doesn't connect to a phone, and it only has half degree adjustments. Do you need those things though? It does take a bit longer to reach the desired temperature, particularly anything over 165°F, but it holds the temp once it gets there. I've cooked corned beef for 42 hours, flatiron steak for 24 hours, strips for two hours without a hiccup. Individual cheesecakes, Starbucks egg-bite knockoffs, sealing mason jars, the best asparagus you've ever had. Everything I've thrown at this thing has impressed me so far." —Mike R.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    17. A compact yet powerful Bose soundbar that'll enhance your binge-watching experience without being an eyesore.


    Promising review: "When you turn up the volume on your smaller flat-screen TV, do the bass notes make it feel like you'll break your speakers? Do you miss the full sound of your better system? If you do, this Bose system will make your life better. It's easy to install, and the sound quality is amazing. Its sleek design fits easily in front of the TV, and it comes with a remote that can be programmed to work the TV as well as the Bose box, even if you have a TiVo or (presumably) another intermediate unit in the loop. The sound is clean and rich, plus I do get a stereo effect. I think it's a great solution for my problem." —Missoula woodworker

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    18. Kitten-heel leather booties comfortable enough for a night out dancing. They can easily be dressed up or down so you'll get tons of wear out of them.

    Promising review: "These booties are so comfortable for a pointy toe shoe. The sleek kitten heels are so smart that these boots can be worn with dressy outfits but they also pair well with jeans and cords. I bought two pairs and am considering a third. Love 'em!" —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon $41.62–$162.09 (available in sizes 5–12 and 18 colors).

    19. A classic red lipstick to instantly make you look like you put in tons of effort (even if you didn't). It's also incredibly long-lasting so only you only need one application!


    Promising review: "It's sooo creamy and pigmented and not drying whatsoever! It feels like I'm wearing nothing! So worth it, I had to write a review!" —andreaahi

    Get it from Sephora for $18 (available in 24 shades).

    This is our mid-priced pick for the best matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    20. A natural self tanner (infused with organic botanicals and butters) so you can look like you spent all day at the beach without actually exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.

    Free People

    This product is certified vegan.

    Promising review: "I am very fair skinned so I have tried many self tanners but this one takes the cake! I have found my go-to self tanner for life. The lotion is white, no scent (score!), dries within a few minutes, and within eight hours, a beautiful natural looking tan appears. So happy I bought this!" —AmbRiz

    Get it from Free People for $36.

    21. A pair of floral statement earrings that'll complete any outfit, whether it's a fancy LBD or your fave jeans and a T-shirt.

    J. Crew

    Get them from J. Crew for $65 (available in two colors).

    22. A non-greasy, non-drying, lightweight makeup remover for dissolving three layers of tinted sunscreen with zero effort.

    This product goes from balm to oil to milk as it takes off your makeup.

    Promising review: "It takes all traces of makeup off easily. I have rosacea and it doesn't make my redness flare up at all. I also have an oily t-zone, and the oil hasn't made me break out. It has the consistency of Chapstick in the tub, and when you put it on your face it dissolves into a nice, smooth oil. You won't use but maybe a quarter or more sized amount for your whole face, so this tub is going to last a while! Rinses clean, with no residue." —stupidlamb

    Get it from Amazon for $25.50 or Sephora for $29.50.

    This is our luxury pick for the best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    23. A portable charger disguised as an attractive bangle bracelet — you'll want to wear all the time.

    Mark & Graham

    This charging bracelet can be fully charged in only 90 minutes and can hold its charge for 30 days. It'll charge your iPhone up to 50% in about 40-55 minutes.

    Promising review: "My boss LOVED this. She is on the phone all the time and I noticed she was always carrying cords and stuff and plugging her phone in. This made it super easy! She used it the first night at a business dinner when her phone was going dead; it provides a 50% charge so you can finish that business deal AND still catch a Lyft home!" —Elizabeth D

    Get it from Mark & Graham for $119.99+ (available in two sizes and four finishes) or UncommonGoods for $149 (available in two finishes).

    24. An embroidered denim trucker jacket to make you wish spring weather lasted year round.


    Promising review: "The jacket is well-made with good quality fabric, and the embroidery on the jacket is sooo pretty with vibrant colors but not overly done. It's PERFECT!" —Jinchie

    Get it from Nordstrom for $96 or from Levi's or Anthropologie for $128 (available in sizes XS–L).

    25. A crisp and breathable linen sheet set so you can wake up saying, "Sweat? I don't know her."

    Tuft & Needle

    I actually have this sheet set and highly recommend it! I tend to get sweaty when I sleep and these linen sheets feel super cool and comfy against my skin. Each set comes with one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and two pillowcases.

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $140+ (available in sizes twin–California King and five colors).

    26. A stainless steel pendant necklace that isn't just a stylish accessory — it has a secret compartment for your bobby pins!


    Promising review: "I bought one of these for myself, and one for my sister, as both of our daughters are baton twirlers. Often, between practicing and performing/competing, their hair comes a little out of place, or we have to reinforce a headpiece, and I have to dig through the bag for a couple of bobby (or hair) pins — so when I saw this necklace, I thought, Eureka! I will definitely be using mine often this spring and summer. The necklace is a little long but I can always put the pendant on another chain, though as it is, it allows me to layer other necklaces with it." —Twirl Mom

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $40 (available in two finishes).

    27. A sleek water bottle for encouraging you to hit your eight-cups-a-day target. Who wouldn't want to drink water when it comes out of this?!


    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 six colors).

    28. A practical (but not boring) everyday leather tote big enough to fit your entire life inside, including an extra pair of flats.

    Kate Spade

    It comes with a removable pouch!

    Promising review: "I bought this a couple weeks ago and every time I use it, it get tons of compliments — it fits everything but doesn't feel bulky in the slightest, and looks so expensive. I love the new spade detailing. My new go-to bag!" —emily525

    Get it from Amazon, Nordstrom, or Kate Spade for $228 (available in five colors).

    29. A lace T-shirt bra so gorgeous and supportive, you'll want to throw away all your other undergarments.


    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite bras now! I’m really not a big fan of underwire bras because they’ve uncomfortable. This one, however, provides a nice shape and is comfortable from morning to night. The lace straps add a nice touch as well as being comfortable." —MEHITABEL C.

    Get it from ThirdLove for $76 (available in sizes 30A–48I and six colors).

    30. A dual-ended liquid eyeliner by Tom Ford that'll glide on as smooth as silk and deliver sharp wings every single time.


    It has a fine calligraphy tip on one end and a brush on the other.

    Promising review: "I have tried so many eyeliner pens from all the top names like Dior, Chanel, YSL, Mark Jacob...this is by far the best. The pen has two soft calligraphy brushes which give me better control versus the felt tip type. It has such a beautiful deep black and glides smoothly without any skipping. This is the most expensive eyeliner pen but worth the money." —btshopper

    Get it from Sephora or Nordstrom for $58.

    This is our luxury pick for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Time to give yourself the royal treatment!


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