It’s that time again to share some of my favorite Amazon finds with you! I typically do these posts every few months so I can highlight what I’ve bought for myself & my family. But, for this edition, I decided to make it a two-part post – the first collage is some great affordable finds I found that are available with free shipping and the second is all of the items I’ve personally purchased over the last couple of months (with my reviews for each). So, hopefully, there is something here for everyone!
FASHION FINDS UNDER $50
1) One Shoulder Knit Dress // 2) Pointed Toe Mules // 3) Gold Bead Bracelets
4) Canvas Tote Bag // 5) Button-Front Denim Skirt // 6) Bucket Bag (in 6 colors)
7) Pearl Hoops // 8) Midi Skirt // 9) Sweatshirt Dress // 10) Pendant Necklace
11) Puff Sleeve Top (short sleeve option here) // 12) Chunky Gold Hoop Earrings
13) Blue Light Glasses // 14) Loafer Mules (in 6 colors) // 15) Paperbag Shorts
16) Ribbed Wrap Top ( in 5 colors) // 17) Rattan Bracelet // 18) Printed Scarf
19) Gold Twist Hoop Earrings // 20) Espadrille Sneakers (also in white)
MY RECENT AMAZON PURCHASES
Scalloped Sports Bra & Matching Leggings
After seeing this set on my friend Kendi, I immediately ordered it for myself. The color I wanted wasn’t in stock in my size, but I was surprised by how much I loved this aqua hue (and by how tan it made me look!). The leggings have a nice high waist and fit perfectly! I found both pieces to run true to size – the quality of the fabric & compression is perfect, even for more intense workouts.
Waterproof Dog Leash
When we took our anniversary getaway to the beach last month, we brought our dog along with us & he had the best time running through the waves and digging in the sand. But, his leash got so wet & muddy and it took forever to dry out. So, as soon as we got back, I ordered this waterproof leash to take with us next time we go hiking, camping or to the coast – it’s super durable and a portion of all sales are donated to help local animal rescues.
Essie “On The Bright Cider”
One thing I love about Amazon is that you can often find discontinued beauty items still for sale. This polish is from an older Essie Collection that I somehow missed out on, so I was happy to find it again – it’s the perfect neutral shade as we transition into fall!
Clarifying Post-Swim Shampoo
Now that we have a pool in our backyard, we’ve all been swimming pretty regularly…which is great exercise, but not so good for our hair. I finally bought this clarifying shampoo, which removes every trace of chlorine while hydrating strands + it’s non-GMO, cruelty-free & has no parabens.
This was the summer when I finally started self-tanning regularly and it’s safe to say I’m hooked. I’ve been using this foaming mousse and when I apply it with this mitt, I get a flawless application with no streaks!
24K Gold Eye Patches
I just ran out of my last supply of eye patches and wanted to try a new kind, so I ordered these and have been so happy with them. They are quite a bit more slippery than what I was using before so I only apply them when I have time and can lean my head back or lay down completely. But, it’s worth it because they have a major de-puffing effect & I really noticed a difference in brightness – will definitely be buying again!
USB Wireless Charging Alarm Clock
Our alarm clock died in the move, so I wanted to find a replacement that had a more modern look to it. This one works as a Bluetooth speaker & a wireless charging station, so I can just set my phone on top of it before bed. My husband also appreciates that the LED light has a dimmer on it so it isn’t obtrusive when you’re trying to fall asleep.
Over-The Sink Roll-Up Drying Rack
My parents have a very small dishwasher in their house, so we end up washing more than half of our things by hand. After realizing that my mom didn’t have a drying rack, I ordered this one for her – you can place it over the sink or on the counter and it rolls up so you can easily store it without taking up too much cupboard space.
Detangling Hair Brush
My daughter has been growing her hair this summer and it’s gotten so long that it’s a bit of a challenge to manage her natural waves (especially after swimming). I bought this detangling brush for her to use when we’re camping, but she loves it so much, it’s become an everyday essential. If you have young kids with sensitive scalps, I highly recommend giving this a try!
This was another item I ordered after our beach trip when I realized I needed a shoe that I could go in & out of the water in that still had good traction to it. These look & feel just like sneakers, but they are made from a lightweight, quick-drying material so you can walk through creeks, puddles & along the riverbank or beach front. Because they’re waterproof, they’re super-easy to clean…just rinse out with water & let dry in the sun! I ordered my usual size & they it perfectly.
Stainless Steel Tube Squeezers
Although these are intended for use on toothpaste, I specifically ordered them because I have several beauty & skincare products that come in tubes that make it hard to get all the product out of (specifically this makeup primer, this exfoliating scrub & this face sunscreen). Because these are more expensive products, I want to make sure I’m getting my money’s worth & squeezing out every last drop – so these handy tools are a must-have!
Laundry Bar Soap
I’ve been learning so much from my mom since we moved in with them and one of the things she recently showed me was how she hand-washes clothing. I ordered this bar soap to practice her method with and I’m amazed by the results! She gets one edge of the bar soap wet and then lightly rubs on the area that needs cleaning (if it’s a less fragile material, you can rub the fabric against itself to really work out the stain). Then she takes a clean, damp cloth and presses it into the garment until it’s completely clean.
Nail File Buffer Set
Every time I buy a random nail file at the drugstore, I end up being unhappy with the grit or find that it isn’t exactly what I wanted. So I was happy to find this set on Amazon for such a great price – you get 3 different files that are great for shaping and 3 different buffers for eliminating ridges, smoothing & adding shine.
Refrigerator Organizer Bins
One of the things in the house that causes us the biggest headache is the refrigerator – trying to store enough food for the 6 of us, especially when 3 of us have specific dietary needs, is a real challenge. I finally ordered some more of these organizer bins for my parents to keep their things separate (so my kids don’t eat them!) and so everything is easier to see at a quick glance.
Liquid Collagen Supplement
My hair has been falling out like crazy lately, so I’ve been researching what I can do to improve it & I learned that liquid collagen is absorbed in the body so much better than the powder version I’d previously been using. This supplement is actually a combination of both Biotin & Collagen so it’s specifically formulated for hair & nail growth. I just started using it and will keep you posted on how it goes.