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The holiday season is officially in full swing, and with it come some not-so-holly-jolly feelings. While this time of year is all about sharing and caring, all that selflessness can really take a toll on your well-being. Not to sound too Goop-y, but you have to remember to take care of yourself amid the hustle and bustle. Treat yo'self, and all that.
Easier said than done, right? What with the money you spend on gifts and what feels like a clock set to fast-forward, it can be nigh impossible to actually stop and get your pampering on. Who has time for a spa visit when there are still presents to be wrapped and parties to be planned?
The good news is that you don’t have to make taking care of yourself a huge, pricey ordeal. There are plenty of little luxuries to be found in the beauty aisle that can rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and make you feel semi-human again without throwing you into a shame spiral every time you check your bank balance.
We scoured the shelves and dug deep into our own personal stashes to bring you the under-$25 beauty treats we turn to when our stress levels hit DEFCON 1. These 50 buys will help you relax, unwind, feel fancy, and — most importantly — cope with all the madness of the holidays.
Click through to discover our best-kept cheap-pampering picks, then go ahead and grab one (or two, or 10 — no judgment) to help make this winter feel a whole lot more manageable. Because nothing ruins the holidays quite like an impromptu psychotic break in front of your nearest and dearest. Consider this our gift to you AND your loved ones.