Let's Connect:

real talk + attainable fashion


20+ Amazon Items We Bought and Loved This Month

July 8, 2021


Erin Schrader

We survived Prime Day last month to only find even more things we love on Amazon. From swimsuits and skirts, to laundry detergent, blenders, and hard water hair help! Amazon has it all, and now it seems that we have it all too!

Keep reading to see what the LIY Team and the LIY Ambassadors found this month on Amazon!

Erin’s Finds

Erin’s Top

Chiffon Tank Top [true to size, wearing in small in pom pom pink] // White shorts [true to size]

I’ve been shopping Amazon Fashion like crazy recently and it seems like I’m hitting the jackpot more and more. This top is no exception – I love the texture detail, ruffle neckline, length, and the fact that it is fully lined [all for under $20]! The only downfall: once you buy one, you’ll want to go back for more.

Erin’s Iced Coffee Maker

Bizzy Iced Coffee Grounds // Iced Coffee Maker

This may be one of the better things we’ve ever purchased off Amazon if you ask my husband. If you are a fan of iced coffee but want a tastier way to make it than just brewing hot coffee over ice like we used to do, this contraption is the ticket. You simply put in your coffee grounds and water, turn it on, and within 30 minutes you have delicious fresh iced coffee that you can drink immediately or store in the fridge! Every day we use this and every day we claim how much we love it.

Erin’s Eye Massager

Renpho Eye Massager

Oh my, I died and went to eye massage heaven. I didn’t even know eye massagers were a thing until I discovered this gem randomly when searching Prime Day deals and I couldn’t hit add to cart fast enough. You simply put this mask on, turn it on, listen to the spa-like music that plays and drift off into a very relaxed state of mind while it gently warms and massages your temple and eye area. Shawn even loves it [it’s very common for one of us to fall asleep within the first 10 minutes of this being on]! If you want to treat yourself or buy it as a gift, it’s such a fun thing to have! ps. So many have said it has helped them when they have headaches/migraines!

Katy’s Finds

Katy’s Swimsuit

Cupshe One Piece Swimsuit [size up one, wearing Small, green] 

I’ve struggled to find may one piece’s that I really like, but this one was a winner! I love the one shoulder, color blocking, and color options! I went with this kelly green, but honestly feel like I need to snatch up all of them. Cheers to a fun Summer, y’all!

Katy’s Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker

Before this,  I would just turn up my phone while laying out at the beach/pool or hanging out outside. Now I can jam out wherever I go! This speaker comes in 9 colors, but how cute is this mint?! It’s super easy to charge and use and you can even answer calls through it. I haven’t tested the “waterproofness” of this yet, so I can’t verify how great that is!

Katy’s Sticky Bra

Strapless Sticky Bra [TTS]

Ahhhh sticky bras….no one likes them but when you are wearing a cute backless dress you’re wishing you had one you love to wear. Enter this sticky bra!! It’s easy to put on/take off and stays put! I am in a wedding this weekend and will be wearing it with my bridesmaid dress and all Summer with not so bra friendly dresses….thankkkk youuuuu to this one. 

Lauren’s Finds

Lauren’s Laundry Detergents

The Laundress New York Signature Detergent // The Laundress New York Delicate Wash

I feel like I’m always on the hunt to find my go-to laundry detergent that cleans wells and smells good! I’ve heard amazing things about this brand, The Laundress, and wanted to give it a whirl! So far, I’ve done about 6 loads of the general “signature” detergent and one load of the delicate wash detergent, and so far so good! It seems to clean well, and the scent is great! It’s not overpowering but does give a nice little scent! It’s highly concentrated, so you don’t need much, but I’m not sure I’d be willing to spend this much on my daily detergent [maybe just for my stuff or sheets?]. I’ll report back more [and update this post] once I’m a bit more into the bottles!

Lauren’s Candlestick Holders

Candlestick Holders

I’m swapping a lot of my silver decor pieces for blacks, and the latest swap was for my candlestick holders! A simple switch that made a big difference! If you’re looking for an easy way to add a pop of black into your decor, try giving these black candlestick holders a try!

Lauren’s Dryer Vent Cleaner

Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit

I’m the one up at 3AM overthinking everything [including thinking about the possibility of a dryer fire due to lint caught in the vent], so a middle of the night impulse purchase of this dryer vent cleaner only made sense. I could only imagine the amount of lint I’d be sucking out of there in no time! Here’s the thing… reviews told me my Dyson Stick Vac would work fine with this, but mine didn’t. You need a traditional vacuum with a hose you can attach it to. So while I tried it with my Dyson, and did get SOME lint out, I had to swap for our shop vac so I can’t actually see how much lint came out. On our dryer, I didn’t find it very easy to get into the actual vents, BUT I have high hopes for the possibilities of this little vent cleaner, and hoping I can soon stop losing sleep over my 3AM fears 😉

Claire’s Finds

Claire’s Skirt

Skirt [TTS, wearing medium Green] // Similar Body Suit // Similar Sandals

Skirts and dresses are my jam in the Spring/Summer [ie. anything that doesn’t require pants 😜]! If it’s flowy and lightweight for warmer days, sign me up. This one just arrived from Amazon and I’m already planning to wear it to dinner tonight! Side note: this one is not lined, so the lighter colors may be slightly sheer!

Claire’s Hard Water Hair Wellness Set

Malibu Hard Water Wellness Set 

Full disclosure: I’m not a professional. But if you have hard water, you know the struggle is real when it comes to damage and discoloration! This hair treatment had great reviews [over 7,500 of them!] so I decided to give it a try. I was BLOWN. AWAY. after one use!  I use both this shampoo & conditioner and Olaplex products [every other time or whenever I feel like shaking things up! 😉 ] and the treatment mask once a week to remove hard water buildup, discoloration and brassiness, and restores shine.

Hannah’s Finds

Hannah’s Personal Blender

Ninja Personal Blender

A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away — at least that’s what I keep telling myself 😉 I’ve been drinking a smoothie every day for almost a year to start my morning and it’s become my new favorite habit! So, when our personal blender was about to hit the can I decided to snag this Ninja option! I’m so glad I did because WHOA is it powerful! Perfect for those grab and go smoothies and we’ve also made salsa, and homemade refried black beans! Not sure what we would do without this guy!

Hannah’s Cornhole Set

Corn Hole Set 

We love a good outdoor game we can play as a family and have been eyeing a Corn Hole Set for awhile now! So when Prime Day dropped this option I couldn’t hit #checkout fast enough!! We were so surprised by the quality for the price and have been playing it constantly since! If you’re looking for a Summer activity to play as a family, highly recommend!! 

Cassidy’s Finds

Cassidy’s DP Hue Blue Shampoo + Conditioner

DP Hue Blue Shampoo + Conditioner

I wanted to try this shampoo + conditioner combo after hearing all the rage about this brand! I recently have decided to let my hair go back to it’s natural color–which is sort of brown sort of blonde, still trying to figure it out. That being said, I wanted to try and embrace and enhance my brown with a blue shampoo! To be honest I didn’t notice a HUGE difference but I did love the feel + smell of the shampoo and conditioner. I think I plan to stick with it and see how it works over time AND I should mention that we have extremely hard water that could also be causing me some issues but we just recently had it fixed, YAY!

LIY Ambassador Finds

Allison’s Skincare

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen // Body Gel Cream // Hand Gel Cream // Eye Gel Cream

Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost line has quickly become a staple in my bathroom and by the pool! The amount of moisture it gives my body is amazing! It goes on super smooth, smells fabulous, and lasts for all day moisture! I highly recommend any product from their Hydro Boost line! 

Allison’s Sweater

Sweater [size up for oversized look, wearing XL] // Shorts [tts, wearing 29] // Sandals [tts]

Ever since I was a little girl, the 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! Growing up on a river in Northern Indiana, the 4th of the July was always a ton of fun. Now that I have lost both my parents, I am so grateful for all the amazing 4th memories that I have with both of them. When I saw this sweater on Amazon, it just screamed 4th of July to me! I wore this sweater this year, watched fireworks, and remembered all the wonderful times I had growing up!

Lisa’s Spring Water Facial Mist

Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water

Next to SPF 30 sunblock for my face, this is my go to when heading to the beach or pool!  I have a bottle with me in my summer bag at all times. A great spring water that is refreshing, soothing, and cool without having to jump in water.

Ashley’s Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit [tts, wearing medium] // Similar Wedges

I have a confession…I’ve never been good at casual wear 😬 I wanted to check out this uber comfortable jumpsuit I found on Amazon and even had my boyfriend pick the color. Let me tell you, this is the easiest cute/casual look I have found! I had to dress it up a bit with wedges but sneakers would be totally appropriate as well. It also comes in aaaalllllllll the colors 🤗

Skye’s Sneakers

New Balance Sneakers [size up .5]

I cannot tell you how comfy these adorable sneakers are! I love that they slip on and they are perfect for summer – lightweight and super cute with shorts!

Skye’s Tee

Top [tts, wearing large] // Shorts // Sandals 

We aren’t tired of shopping at Amazon yet, are we? Because I have one more find to share with you!

You guys know how much I love a good v-neck tee! Amazon suggested this one and it magically jumped in my cart, and I’m so glad it did! Nice thick fabric, a good v-neck without being too deep, length perfect for leaving untucked or doing a little front tuck, and a sleeve detail – literally hits every requirement on my checklist!

Skye’s Swimsuit

Swimsuit [size up if in between, wearing 14]

As an LIY Ambassador, I take my job to find fashionable, affordable, comfortable, and flattering clothing seriously. Where swimwear is concerned, I take my responsibility very seriously. And that is how I justify buying and owning more swimsuits than I will ever need or is honestly necessary! But, all in the line of duty right?

That being said, I have finally found this year’s absolute, hands-down winner (and trust me when I say that I have tried a LOT of swimsuits this year!!) While this one is a little more than I usually spend, it is absolutely worth every penny and still comes in at well under $100. It is fully lined, doesn’t have any weird built in cup issues, feels amazing on, and makes me feel like a million dollars. Plus it is incredibly supportive for the ladies while still tastefully showing them off and does not budge at the pool.

LIY FAM BUY THIS SWIMSUIT!! And hurry because I have a feeling you guys will sell this one out ASAP!

Aundrea’s Travel Jewelry Case

Travel Jewelry Case

The world is slowly opening up and… ya girl is excited!!! With several trips planned this summer, I noticed one travel need I was lacking was storage for jewelry! So, I found myself on the good old Amazon looking for a travel case! I am loving all the storage this case brings. Allowing various sections and departments for all my jewelry needs! This was a must for me!

share this with your best girlfriends:

  1. Heetal says:

    I have at least 5 of these items in my cart….thank you! I’m having trouble with the link to Ashley’s jumpsuit. The link isn’t working 🙁

  2. Paula Anderson says:

    Although I would be excited to win any of these fun products I would be most excited to win the Renpho eye massager! I get headaches constantly, when Erin shared that I wondered if it would help with my headaches! Thanks ladies for sharing!

  3. Laura McWhorter says:

    The Ninja Blender!!

  4. Sandy Baukema says:

    I would love to win the Cold Brew set! That’s been a new favorite drink of mine this summer😊

  5. Mary Rackers says:

    New Balance Sneakers

Read More

We survived Prime Day last month to only find even more things we love on Amazon. From swimsuits and skirts, to laundry detergent, blenders, and hard water hair help! Amazon has it all, and now it seems that we have it all too! Keep reading to see what the LIY Team and the LIY Ambassadors […]

Read More

Here are 30+ Items from Target that are too Good Not to Add to Cart.

Read More

The second we see the first robin chirping and daffodil popping through the ground, we’re heading straight outside for cocktails on the back deck and books on the front porch swing. Don’t mind the fact that we might be wearing sweatshirts and Ugg boots because it’s actually still freezing. But man, that sun! It’ll do […]

Read More

shoes [true to size] The Best No Show Socks [For Every Size] While we have experienced a plethora of no shoes days over the past couple of months, it’s starting to look like we may be slipping into shoes more and more as life gets [a little bit] back to normal. If you’re anything like […]

Oldies but Goodies

Check Out These

Let's make this relationship official.

signed, sealed, delivered.

© Living in Yellow. Site Credits.