I’m constantly asking my friends about what they’re buying & loving from Amazon because there’s so many product offerings that it can feel overwhelming – and I’m always afraid that I’m missing out on something good! Plus, there are so many third party sellers now, that it’s hard to sort out the good from the bad. So I thought I’d share some of my own recent purchases with you today – with the exception of some dog toys & treats, this is everything I’ve bought over the last month that I’ve been impressed with.
Cropped Workout Top
I was needing some more long-sleeved tops for the gym so I ordered this one and loved it so much that I went back & immediately bought more colors. I went up a size and the fit is perfect – it’s just the right length for wearing with my high-waisted leggings & I like that it doesn’t shift around when I’m running.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
My beloved blue light glasses that I’ve had for years met an untimely death thanks to my rambunctious puppy. So I ordered these as a replacement & was amazed by the quality for the price – they come in a hard case with a microfiber cleaning cloth + I think this tortoise wayfarer style is universally flattering.
Sleek 7 Day Pillbox
With all the travel I’ve been doing over the last few months, I was getting pretty tired of putting all my supplements into baggies every time I packed. This is the prettiest pillbox I’ve ever seen – it takes up minimal room in my luggage, there are dividers for each day and it’s just the right size for all my vitamins. I bought the rose gold color, but it also comes in champagne or black.
Silicone Dish Washing Gloves
In my last Amazon post, I mentioned how we switched the whole family over from traditional loofahs to this silicone style – these gloves are like the kitchen version of that! Not only do they protect my nails while I’m washing dishes, but they make it so much easier to get plates & pans clean (compared to my old scrub brush). I ordered a second pair to use for giving the dog a bath – total game changer!
Beach Waver Tool
My daughter was begging me to order this for her after using it at a friends’ house – so, of course, I had to try it out for myself! I probably wouldn’t do it every day, but it’s a fun way to create waves that are different than what I normally make. I would say these are a little bit tighter (think mermaid/island hair) and I was impressed with how long the waves held up. The other bonus: it’s much easier to use than a curling wand for those who feel intimidated by them.
Stainless Steel Odor Remover Bar
I honestly don’t understand how this works, but it is like magic for getting rid of smells from fish, onion, garlic, you name it. Simply rub your hands over the bar under running water for 30 seconds and all those scents will vanish. Some of the reviews mentioned that they use it in their underarm area after working out, which has me intrigued!
Vitamin C Serum
The vitamin C serum I was previously using got discontinued (hate it when that happens!), so after doing research and reading hundreds of reviews, I finally settled on this one to replace it with. I’ve only been using for a couple weeks, but I feel like my dark spots are getting lighter & less noticeable. This serum is 20% vitamin C and 5% hyaluronic acid, which really packs a punch. I apply this in the morning & only need 3 drops to cover my entire face.
Stainless Steel Squeegee
I didn’t think there was such a thing as a pretty squeegee, but this stainless steel style is so modern & sleek. This works great in the shower and for cleaning windows or mirrors. It comes in 4 different lengths and is also available in silver.
Stackable Acrylic Storage Container
My collection of hair accessories has definitely grown over the last couple of years so I needed a way to keep them all corralled neatly. This stackable storage tower is the perfect solution – you could actually use this for lots of different things (kids craft supplies, snacks, beauty products, etc.), but it’s just the right size for holding hair scarves, slips, scrunchies & headbands.
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
I’ve been taking ACV gummies for a while but these are much better tasting than what I was using before. They’re not the cheapest supplement in my arsenal, but it’s worth it to me to buy the best quality I can get. For those who aren’t familiar with the benefits of ACV, it improves digestion, boosts your energy & can even help clear up your skin.
Croc Toiletry Bag Set
When I travel, I use (and swear by) this makeup bag for all my cosmetics, but I was needing more bags to store my hair products & other toiletries in. This chic croc set of pouches gives you so many size options – I’ve been keeping the smallest one in my purse and the other three go into my suitcase. These also come in black, cognac, navy or red.
I’m pretty excited about the fact that we will have an in-ground pool in our backyard starting in June, so we can go swimming anytime we want! So I decided I needed to order a couple new suits for the summer and I found some great affordable options on Amazon. This scalloped bikini has great coverage & is so flattering – I ordered based on the size chart & the fit is perfect (comes in 6 different colors). I also ordered this colorblocked 2-piece in pink, which hasn’t arrived yet…but the reviews look promising!
Peanut Butter Protein Bars
I’m always on the hunt for portable snack options that have clean ingredients and this one is a new favorite of mine. The texture is a little crumbly at first bite, but it gets creamy as you eat it (these come in other flavors if you can’t do peanuts). I like that it’s a smaller size than other protein bars + there’s only 2 grams of sugar.
Pearl Drop Earrings
My love for pearls knows no bounds so when I came across these pretty earrings, I couldn’t help myself! The size & weight of these makes them look so much more expensive than they are and they literally go with everything.
Adjustable Drawer Dividers
I mentioned these last month, but I can’t say enough good things about how they have transformed my dresser and actually given me more space than I had before. They’re ideal for long drawers where you want to fit a bunch of different things in an organized way. And, because they’re adjustable, you can move them around as much as you need to.
Dainty Huggie Hoops
Lately I’ve been wearing these 18k gold plated hoops in my second hole and I just love the look of them. They don’t irritate my sensitive skin and they add just enough interest while still being subtle enough for everyday wear.
Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser
I’ve been experimenting with lots of new skincare products lately and, while not all of them are worthy of sharing here, this one is definitely something I’ll be buying again. It’s a really gentle exfoliant that produces a nice lather (a little goes a long way). I was a little worried that the glycolic acid would irritate my skin, but I’ve been using it every other day with no issues.
Checkered Sunglass Travel Case
This was definitely an impulse purchase, but I love it so much! If you’re going on a warm weather vacation, this would be perfect for bringing along different pairs of sunglasses with you. At Christmas when we flew back to Oregon, I packed a pair of mine and my husband’s in two of the slots and put some bracelets & rings in the other slots. You could also stash this in your car so all your glasses are protected & in one spot.
Brown Sugar Container
There’s nothing worse than going to bake and finding your brown sugar as hard as a rock. This storage container has solved the problem – just soak the terra cotta disk in water, snap it into the airtight lid and it will keep your brown sugar soft!
Microfiber Bed Sheet Set
After hearing so many people rave about these sheets, I finally caved & ordered some for our master bed. Let’s just say, they definitely live up to the hype. These are so much softer than the cotton sheets we’d been using previously + they’ve held up great after multiple washes – and you just can’t beat the price!
Paleo Pancake Mix
I’ve been using this pancake mix for a while and just discovered that it’s actually cheaper on Amazon than at Target, where I usually buy it. Even though the rest of my family isn’t paleo, they all prefer this grain-free mix over traditional pancakes (you can make waffles with it too). I’ve tinkered around with the recipe and have found the best results when I add 1 egg, use half water & half almond milk, plus a dash of vanilla extract. They come out fluffy & delicious every time!
Portable Phone Tripod
I’ve been going through lots of family photos recently and found that we have so many of just the kids or of one of us with the kids…but so few of the 4 of us together. When we’re on road trips or camping, it’s hard to get pictures of our whole family, so I decided it was time to invest in a tripod that we can take with us when we’re traveling. This one is a great portable size, the legs are bendable (you can even wrap them around a pole or tree!) and it comes with a bluetooth remote.
Lifting Chin Mask
I blame this purchase on Kathleen Jennings (who is great to follow for skincare tips & product reviews). She shared an Instagram story showing before & after of her results using this mask and I immediately added it to my cart. I’ve left it on for an hour and noticed a visible difference in the definition around & underneath my chin. This isn’t something I would use every day, so I plan on saving for special occasions, date nights/girls nights or when I’m really needing a little extra lift.