24 Times When It’s Better to

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designer handbags

Because no one should pay $5000 for a purse with giant letters on it when you can buy a look-alike for $15 bucks from a corner bodega.

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Handlebar mustaches

Because facial hair is “in” but it takes forever to grow a real one. The omnipresent “mustaches on a stick” have become a staple at parties, weddings, and photobooths.

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3

dog horses

Because dogs in pony costumes are clearly superior to actual horses, which - let's face it - can be terrifying.

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lifeguarding

Because the fake things on Baywatch, like the drownings, rescue scenes, and… “flotation devices”, are far superior to their real-life counterparts.

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Ivory

Because elephants.

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6

nicolas cage’s teeth

Because... can you say snaggletooth?

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7

autotuned britney

Because the real Britney vocals are so soul crushing it makes you want to punch out your eardrums. Fake, autotuned Britney is the only bearable Britney. Listen to the non-autotuned version at your own peril:

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8

candles

Because today’s realistic flameless candles are far superior to the fiery real ones that can burn your house down. Yes, they’re fake, and they’re spectacular.

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9

parody twitter accounts

Because the fake Mark Zuckerberg is 100% funnier than the real thing.

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10

fur

Because when you wear the fake kind, zero animals get killed and you can look as stylish as Kim Kardashian without getting flour-bombed for it.

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11

sick days

Because faking being sick to get out of school and having an epic, city-wide adventure is better than actually being sick and spending the day in bed.

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12

jewelry

Because this actually-affordable cubic zirconia ring looks identical to Princess Kate’s multi-million dollar engagement bling.

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13

work days

Because when your boss walks by, pretending to work (while secretly browsing your FB newsfeed) is infinitely better than actually being productive.

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14

online dating profiles

Because who’d want to date the REAL you? The volunteering, weight-lifting, bilingual version of yourself is way better than the Netflix-binging, un-showered, heathen that you really are.

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15

tanning

Because the sun may eventually kill you, but a fake, spray-on tan will give you a summery glow without the cancer-causing radiation.

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16

the news

Who wants to read about depressing world events when you can laugh at satirical headlines from The Onion?

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17

nails

Because sparkly, glittery, acrylic ones look nicer than weak, bruised nails that have been gnawed down to the cuticle.

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18

fireplaces

Because going electric with your decorative flame provides an instant mood-enhancer without the sooty cleanup.

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sugar

Because diabetes kills 1 person every 6 seconds and the fake sweeteners taste the same (or better) than the real stuff.

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confidence

Because that work presentation is going to flop unless you buck up and pretend to be your suave alter ego. #sashafierce

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21

tattoos

Because no decision you make in your teens should be permanent. Fake ones can wash away with soap and water and save you a lifetime of regrets.

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An older sister smiling at her younger sister’s wedding

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An unmarried older sister smiling at her younger sister's wedding.

Because yes, you’re happy for your baby sister, but also, HOW COULD SHE DO THIS TO YOU??

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23

satisfaction

Because women’s magazines tell you to never, EVER fake it, but ladies, when he’s a billionaire, philanthropist, dog-lover from a good family, it’s okay to boost his ego with an Oscar-worthy performance. Just this once.

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Of course, when it comes to faking things, it's safe to say that the more realistic it is, the better. That's why we're so proud of the quality of Treetopia's creations. So, without further ado, we believe this holiday season is the ULTIMATE time to fake it...

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Because 30 million real Christmas trees are put out to the curb every year, but your fake tree can last forever. Oh, and you don’t have to deal with sticky sap and pine needles everywhere.