Are you feeling the social isolation blues? You're not the only one — our current situation is making us all a little batty, especially for those who are essential workers and enduring more stress. But even in the midst of this incredibly difficult time, it's important to prioritize you.

Treat yourself right with these beauty picks that are as affordable as they indulgent. With so many folks out of work, money is tight for a lot of people — which is why all of these picks are under $50.


Diptyque Travel-Sized Scented Candles, $36, Nordstrom

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A scented candle a day keeps the social distancing sadness away. And Diptyque makes the champagne of scented candles. The smaller travel-sized candles are just $36 and provide hours of burn time in luxurious, unique scents. My personal favorite is Feu de Bois, but you can't go wrong with any of them.


Golda Sphere Soap, $18, at Asrai Garden

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Why bathe yourself in plain old bar soap, when you can do it with this beautiful sphere-shaped soap? Talk about serious aesthetics. For extra hydration, it includes "Aomori Hiba essential oil, only found in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees" in Japan. Excuse me, I am not leaving my shower anytime soon.


Hip Dot X SpongeBob SquarePants Best Friends Face Mask 4-Pac, $20, Hip Dot

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They're SpongeBob SquarePants face masks! That's all you need to know, really. Although, after testing both of them, I can tell you that they will make your face look as beautiful as Patrick's bottom. Terrify your friends on Instagram with these masks, and revel in your sumptuous skin afterward.


Pat McGrath Labs Mini OpuLUST: Lip Gloss Trio, $25, Sephora

10 Affordable Beauty Splurges To Beat The Social Isolation Blues
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Pat McGrath Labs has just released a new three-piece kit of its OpuLUST: Lip Gloss. It's PML's most decadent formula yet — infused with the finest possible glitter, giving you shimmery lips unlike anything else on the market. And for $25, you can dazzle like a disco ball. 


Milani Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter, $10.99, Ulta 

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Do you need duo chrome highlighter? Of course you do. Milani has dropped the most blinding highlighter I've ever seen — it's pure showstopping shine, giving you the android vibes you've always wanted. Wear it anywhere you need to glow.


Lunar Beauty Strawberry Dream Eye Shadow Palette, $29 down from $48, Sephora

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This palette feels as indulgent as strawberry shortcake, but lasts a lot longer than a dessert. Sephora just slashed the price on it, so now's the time to feel like the scrumptious delectable that you are. The middle matte shadows are even embossed with moons. How adorable is that?


Static Nails Smoke Show Pop-On Reusable Manicure Set, $16, Nordstrom

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That coronavirus life may be interrupting your biweekly nail appointments, but with Static Nails' reusable press-on nails, you can have salon-quality tips in no time. And they really do stay on — I tried the tortoiseshell nails, and they lasted almost 10 days. Next, I'll absolutely be trying these smoke nails, which are so sexy. Never mind that this is not the time to meet people from dating apps.


Herbivore Crushed Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish, $44, Sephora

10 Affordable Beauty Splurges To Beat The Social Isolation Blues
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A Taurus friend of mine recently turned me onto this stuff. I mean, it's a body scrub that includes crushed amethyst. Could you get any more luxurious?! And yes, my skin glittered like crystals after I sloughed off all the pizza and Netflix from my isolated body.


Davines The Circle Chronicles Hair Masks, $10, Davines

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Davines Circle Chronicles hair masks are my favorite hair masks of all time. My poor hair would not have survived bleaching without the Renaissance Circle mask, but I've tried them all and love them equally. Your hair will feel healthier and will look more lustrous than you ever imagined.


Jayjun Anti-Dust Whitening Masks, $3.99–$37.99, oo35mm

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These are my favorite face masks everrrrr. Like, ride or die, desert island, put these in my casket. Nothing has ever made my skin look so perfect — and friends who've tried all said the same thing: "What magic is in this mask?" I don't know, but it is truly magical. Don't question me, just put this on your face.

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