Retail therapy is RE(t)A(i)L therapy and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Shopping when having a bad day will make you feel 1,000x better. Who cares if it hurts your wallet? Oh, you care about hurting your wallet? Okay well, to save your wallet some anguish, here are cheap things to buy that will instantly improve your shitty day and bad mood.
A Watermelon Cutter
Come on, how annoying is it to cut a watermelon? Get a watermelon cutter and feel the weight of the world being lifted off your shoulders.
… or Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
These are probably a quicker fix than the watermelon cutter TBH.
Tweezers That Are Not Gross
Throw away your ten year old tweezers. Right now. They can’t even remove your hair anymore. Just do it. Throw them out.
This VGB (Very Good Book)
I know I’m late hopping on the The Girl on the Train train (heh) but this book was SFG (so freakin’ good).
A Voodoo Candle
Every HEX: Old School Witchery candle is supposed to protect you against bad mojo. Plus, the smaller ones are super cheap! Cha-ching cha-ching.
A Tulle Princess Skirt
If you’re anything like me, which I hope you are not, you’ve always fantasized about wearing a tulle skirt. Lucky for us, they are trendy AF right now, so Zara has a ton.
Fancy Not-Stale Donuts
Do not go to Dunkin for a donut. Go to a cool place, where they *actually* sell their doughnuts fresh. A very good option for NYC natives: Doughnut Plant.
Brand Spankin’ New Socks
Preferably ones with llamas. (Like these from Target.)
Beauty Blender That Is NOT Gross
Take a look at the one you own right now: is it even pink anymore? (Mine isn’t.)