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    24 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Funny socks, an adorable tea infuser, glam earrings, and more under-$25 finds I think you deserve to own.

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    1. Vivienne Sabó Cabaret Premiere mascara, a cruelty-free, luxe-looking formula that over 1,400 reviewers swear by for looking glam on a budget.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    The reviewer pics above show the results of a single light coat!!!!!

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and it makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without it smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I'm thrilled!!" —Sophie Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A clever pool float tea infuser to keep those Instagrammable summer vibes going all year round — even on days when the forecast basically makes a hot beverage mandatory.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three animals).

    3. A OMG-worthy dancing Squidward Funko Pop! figure ready to show off his ~bold and brash~ moves on your desk.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96.

    4. A polka dot T-shirt dress with pockets that you may never want to take off, especially since it'll even be cute with tights and booties come winter. You live in this dress now.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress. I ordered the large because I’m large in the breast area and I was worried it would be too tight, but I honestly could have gotten away with the medium, so I would say this dress is pretty true to size. The overall dress is great quality, soft, and comfortable, the pockets aren't skimpy or small, and the dress isn't see-through. I want one in every color." —Tasia B

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    5. A truly incredible pair of Michael Scott socks featuring a joke that never gets old. Onlookers will try not to laugh, but...it'll be really hard (that's what she said).

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    6. Or some equally funny "sandwitch" socks that'll be lots of ~pun~ around Halloween season but also year-round. They're sure to be the cutest socks in the broom.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    7. Revlon Kiss lip balm, a fruity, tinted, SPF 20 lippie that's like your fave scented lip balm of your youth all grown up.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review "Love this lip balm!! I'm not a lipstick person and I don't like lip gloss either. I like a lip balm, almost sheer with just a bit of shimmer to it. I've been trying for years to replace an old favorite that was discontinued. I'm so happy to have found this one. It's perfect. And the awesome coconut flavor is an added bonus." —Debi

    Get it from Amazon for $2.79+ (available in six colors and scents).

    8. A hilariously graphic cat butt coloring book that any animal lover will find to be a hole lot of fun.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review "Great sturdy pages, nice quality printing, and fun to color! They are single-sided pages, which I was glad about because I was using brush markers and they bled through a little. Coloring these crude pages brought me inner peace and instilled happiness in my soul." —Miss Chanandler Bong

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99. Get some top-rated colored pencils to use with it from Amazon for $4.35.

    9. A sassy little strawberry light to help you ~vitamin C~ in the dark.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get the required AAA batteries here.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in three fruits).

    10. A soothing mini massage roller ball compact enough to keep in your bag, next to your bed, or on your desk. You can even pop in the freezer or pair it with essential oils for an extra relaxing experience.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have severe neck and back issues, thanks to over nine years as a competitive gymnast. This thing is amazing! I'm so happy I purchased it on a whim after reading a review on another site. I like to put it in the freezer and use it to work out the knots in my neck and shoulders; I also love to roll it gently across my forehead when I have a massive headache. Definitely worth it and it's a great price!" —BRCH

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94 (available in three colors). Get a set of essential oils to use with it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A luxuriously soft wrap you can tie as a shawl or a scarf, and that will keep you cozy in office AC now and mid-autumn breezes later.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how lightweight this is. It's also very, very soft to the touch. I figured it wouldn't be warm enough, but I got chilly and wrapped the shawl around myself. Within two minutes I realized that my shoulders and arms were toasty warm. I didn't think something so light could be so warm. Treat yourself to one. It's not very expensive and it keeps the chill out." —Susan Goldstein

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 11 colors).

    12. A personalized peanut butter spoon stamped with your name that you should probably keep taped to your jar of Skippy, so your roommates won't dare eat all your precious PB.

    TheRusicStamp/Etsy

    The spoon is a silver-plated, vintage piece! Only the best for your snacking pleasure.

    Get it from TheRusticStamp on Etsy for $17.75+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, a coconut-scented, cream-to-powder wonder that over 1,000 reviewers love for helping them get ~glowing~.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really love Physicians Formula products and this bronzer doesn't disappoint. It's a beautiful warm color with a bit of shimmer in it. I have a medium olive complexion and it gives me a sunkissed glow with no orange tones at all. The texture is velvety smooth and feels really nice on my skin. I use a powder brush to lightly apply it to my whole face, then a contouring brush for my cheekbones. I also have acne-prone skin, but it doesn't make me break out. Definitely recommend." —Jheneya

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in four shades).

    14. Luxe druzy and tassel statement earrings to add extra pizzazz to everything from jeans to an LBD.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these gorgeous earrings.

    Promising review: "These are super cute and great quality. I like that it’s a stone-like effect on the top — I didn’t realize that from the pictures. I want more! I ordered a few other similar earrings at the same time that were cheaper. You could definitely tell the difference in the quality. The tassels on the cheaper ones were frayed and not as smooth as these. It was also nice that they sent multiple backs." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 31 colors).

    15. A whimsical fridge sticker featuring the face of a friend who's clearly just as excited about the results of your last trip to Trader Joe's as you are.

    Amazon

    It's removeable and won't leave residue!

    Get it from Amazon for $2.14.

    16. A soft and cozy leopard and striped tee that's approximately a zillion times cuter and more fashion-forward than all your other go-to T-shirts.

    amazon.com, @juliannamzaval / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great t-shirt. I love the pattern and it's very comfortable to wear! Awesome price for such nice quality. I'm very happy with my purchase. I'm 5’2” and 111 lbs and I ordered a small. Happy with the fit; it's a bit loose, but I like it that way." —mom

    Get it from Amazon for $16.38 (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    17. A bottle of Grandma's Kitchen fragrance oil you can pop in your diffuser for sweet scents of freshly baked cookies that'll take you right back to your childhood.

    Homesick

    It's got notes of butter, apples, cinnamon, sugar, cookies, and vanilla and works with any standard diffuser!

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick for $9.95.

    18. A squishy avocado to give a big squeeze when your stress levels, like guac, are feeling a little bit ~extra~.

    Amazon

    A coworker gave me one just like this and I love it! I keep it at my desk and squish it constantly as I think and work, and it's soothing and just makes me happy! My favorite thing is that it doesn't leave your hands feeling all filmy and weird like some other squishies do. I squished it so much that the pit part broke off, but that can't stop me — now I basically have two squishies!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. Amazingly affordable and fall-ready knotted mules that you should ~knot~ hesitate to pair with cuffed jeans.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    20. A set of faux pearl-embellished headbands for a Blair Waldorf vibe you can get without a Blair Waldorf budget.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like these headbands. They're very well-made and the material is soft. The faux pearls are hard like real pearls. No problem with these being too heavy or falling off of my head. Would recommend!" —Whit

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in velvet or satin and in four color combinations).

    21. An aww-worthy "cupcat" tee featuring a very ~sweet~ kitty in four very relatable mew-ds.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake line at Hot Topic for $18.32+ (originally $22.90+, available in sizes S-3X). Find it in more styles and colors here.

    22. A puffy sticker making kit that'll be a dream come true for any kid or kid at heart, because you're never too old to know that puffy stickers are the best kind of stickers.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It comes with a sticker-making press, instructions, and the materials to make 60 stickers! Some of the designs are colored in, while others you can color yourself.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 6-year-old niece for her birthday. She's a planner girl like her mother and I, and I thought she would enjoy being able to add stickers to her planner that she made herself. She went absolutely wild making them as soon as she got it! The process for making the stickers is very easy and she got the hang of it very quickly. The set comes with several sheets of sticker adhesive, puffs, and paper decorations to make the stickers, and the sticker adhesive is pretty quality. Even I had fun making stickers with her. Definitely reminds me of an '80s toy. So much fun!" —Tamara Nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    23. A stripy round crossbody to give you the eye (and the purse) of the tiger.

    Target

    RISING UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF...holding your phone and lipgloss.

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in two colors).

    24. And a downright magical Chocolate Frog ring every HP fan needs on their finger ASAP. Accio compliments!

    Hot Topic, Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    I got this cutie last month and I LOVE it! It looks and feels really sturdy and luxe, like it would be much more expensive than it is. Since it is inexpensive, I'm not wearing it every day like some of my other rings, but I rock it when it matches my outfit or I'm going to a geeky event. People FREAK OUT over this — I get such effusive compliments. It's a perfect, subtle geek chic addition to any ensemble and worth well over 10 bucks IMHO. Now then, anyone else craving a trip to Honeydukes?

    Get it from Hot Topic for $9.90.

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