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The Best Things On Amazon This Month

February 9, 2022

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Whoa baby how is it already almost the middle of February?! I’m not sure where this year’s going, but I do know where the Amazon driver’s probably going – my house. Or should I say, our houses. Over, and over and over. We can’t quit Amazon, and the finds just keep getting better and better! Take a scroll on down to see what’s been hitting our doorsteps this month! And if you love Amazon as much as we do, you’ll want to join the 185,000+ other Amazon fanatics in our exclusive Facebook Group full of Amazon finds!

Erin’s Amazon Finds

RUNNING Girl Sports Bra

RUNNING Girl Sports Bra [true to size, wearing in medium for D in A-Black] // Athleta Shorts [true to size, wearing in small]

When I saw this sports bra mentioned on another website talking about how it is a Lululemon Dupe, I knew it was worth trying for the low price [under $20]! With 22,000 reviews I knew I had a good chance it would be a winner! The verdict is in and I’m hooked! It’s supportive for my larger chest and very comfortable during sweaty workouts! I’ve worn it for spinning classes, weight lifting, and walking on the treadmill and it’s given my ladies everything they need! I’ll definitely be buying more! 

Floral Dress

KIRUNDO Floral Dress [true to size, wearing in small in style3-pink] // Tory Burch Miller sandals [size up .5] // Booties [true to size] // Similar Boots

A dress for every season 👏🏻 This $30 dress just arrived and several of us on the team are loving it! Take it from summer, to fall, to winter with an easy swap of the shoes! The material feels great and this floral print is giving me all sorts of spring vibes! 

Julep Waterproof Creme To Powder Eye Shadow Stick

Julep Waterproof Creme To Powder Eye Shadow Stick [shown in pearl shimmer]

Annnd….I’m sold. So many of you have recommended these creme to powder eye shadow sticks so I tried my first one and I can’t wait to stock up on more now! I bought the Pearl Shimmer for all over my lid and the inner corners of my eyes on the bottom to brighten – it glides on so well and stays all day [bonus: they are waterproof]! When I asked on Facebook what color[s] to try next the popular votes were for Champagne, Amethyst, Bronze Shimmer, and Copper!

Essential Oil Ceramic Diffuser and Oils!

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Ceramic Diffuser [in 250 ML] // VITRUVI Uplifting Blends Essential Oils 

I’ve been a huge essential oils junkie for years [there’s just something about the power of scents that can transform you from a Caribbean beach vacation to the dreamiest spa to the cleanest kitchen you’ve ever stepped foot into. When I spotted this Uplift kit of 4 scents, I wanted to try them. Here’s a quick snapshot of the scents and what they emulate: Pacific – Salty Hair & Basil // Boost – Warm Wind & Fresh Fruit // Retreat – Spa Time & Palm Trees // Clean Sweep – Lemon Zest & Clean Counters. Right now I have the Pacific oil diffusing and it’s heavenly.
I just put a couple of drops into my brand new ceramic diffuser and let them work their magic! I love this diffuser first of all for its modern, clean look. I have it sitting in our kitchen and I feel like it fits the aesthetic perfectly. Second, it will run for the time you set it to and turns off automatically [1 hr, 3 hrs, or 5 hrs] and it has 9 different color settings you can have it on! Make your bedroom, kitchen, living room, kiddos room, etc a happy, clean, relaxing space to be in with this!

Becca’s Amazon Finds

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I have chronically chapped lips. Come winter time, that means my lips are extremely flaky and cracked. I heard Erin and other gals on the team raving about the Laneige lip mask, and I figured I might as well give it a try –  and I have to say, I have been quite impressed! While I wouldn’t say like Erin that I “never have chapped lips anymore”, I think that would be aiming too high for someone like me. When I apply it, it seems to get rid of the flakiness for at least 12 hours! I have been using it religiously twice a day and that seems to take care of the chapped issue for me. Compare that to applying and reapplying chapstick a zillion times a day to only have them cracking and flaking 20 mins later. I am a huge fan of this product and I know this will be one I will refill again and again! 

Maternity Lettuce Hem Mock Neck Top

Maternity Lettuce Hem Mock Neck Top [Size Up One, wearing in Small] // Maternity Jeans [TTS in second trimester, wearing in 26 Short] // Mules [Similar]

Surprise! Another baby on the way for me! This cute little mock neck top is perfect for layering underneath cardigans and jackets this winter, and will transition well into spring! I love the ribbed fabric and the lettuce hem gives it a little more feminine fun! It’s stretchy and comfortable and I know it will fit as my bump continues to grow!

Steph’s Amazon Finds

Adjustable TV Mount

Adjustable TV Mount

You know those things you buy on Amazon 2 seconds after you realize you need them because it’s so easy to hit “Buy Now,” only to have them sit in the box for a month because you don’t get around to taking care of them when they arrive so quickly? File this adjustable TV mount into that category! We’re currently in the process of putting together a small exercise area in our basement and I realized the tv would be better suited on a different wall, but needed a way to pull it away from the wall to watch while on the elliptical. This one fit all the needs for size and adjustability. Now to get it hung up – stay tuned! I’ll share how it’s working out once it’s on the wall.

Power Strip with USB Ports

Power Strip with USB Ports

It was time to upgrade our previous power strip to something with USB plugs, and that isn’t from a year that starts with 19. I don’t actually know that the other one was that old – but I do know it was clunky and we often found ourselves moving the little box plug for our iphones to charge by the office area in our home. We went with this power strip because it had plenty of room to plug in our printer, computer charging cords and everything else by the desk – but also had 3 USB ports for easy electronics charging.

File Folders

File Folders

What makes tax time more enjoyable? For me the answer is cute folders to keep the documents in. I keep one of these in our desk year round marked “Taxes – to file” and throw items as they arrive directly into it so I don’t find myself scrambling at the beginning of each year. Here’s to organization, and for liking the way it looks while you’re at it!

The People We Keep

The People We Keep, Allison Larkin

The People We Keep was a recent contender for our LIY Reads book club. It didn’t win (we’re reading We Are the Brennans and we’d love to have you participate!), but I still really wanted to give it a read. I read it over a weekend (more like a day and a half), it kept me coming back for more with a rollercoaster of almost every emotion. I found myself simultaneously heartbroken and frustrated with the main character more times than I can count. If you’re into stories that make you deeply invested in the main character’s life, this one is worth a read!

Press On Nails and Conditioner

Kiss Impress, Flawless / Kristen Ess Leave in Conditioner

For the last 2+ years I’ve foregone the nail salon and kept up with at home manicures thanks to Kiss Impress (and Lauren’s suggestion!). They last for a minimum of a week for me, peel off easily when it’s time to change, and are SO MUCH more affordable than dip polish like I was getting previously. I most recently went with Flawless for a subtle Valentine’sish look.

Several years ago Hannah brought Kristen Ess Leave in Conditioner to a team Favorite Things party. I loved the product and used it all up, but forgot about replacing it until now when I found myself wishing I had something to make styling easier. It smells great, makes my hair touchably soft and shiny. Just make sure you put it on wet hair, otherwise you could get a greasy appearance (especially on day 2).

Hannah’s Amazon Finds

Indoor Cycling Bike

Indoor Cycling Bike

My husband and I have slowly been growing our home gym and we were very excited about this affordable option! We’ve had our eye on the Peloton and Echelon bikes for awhile now but didn’t quite have the budget, so when this more affordable option crossed our path, we couldn’t hit #checkout fast enough! While it doesn’t have all of the features of the more expensive brands, it’s VERY challenging and has been worth every penny we spent! The handlebar and seat are adjustable as well as the tension! The setup was super easy and I think we’ve been using it everyday since it arrived 🙂 

Chopfit Trainer System 

Chopfit Trainer System 

Another addition to our home gym…. This fun ax trainer system! If you’ve ever used a real ax, it’s incredibly intense and works a ton of different muscle groups! This gives the look and feel of an ax with a variety of weights BUT a little safer without a normal sharp blade lol This system has been so fun to use! It comes with a free app and workout system, guides you through the proper way to hold and swing and challenges you through technique and workouts! After weeks of using, I haven’t been so sore after what felt like “easier” workouts! The muscle groups I’ve used and the quick workouts have made it a fun change of pace! Highly recommend trying if you are interested in incorporating new workouts into your routine!

Claire’s Amazon Finds

Cold Brew Pitcher

Cold Brew Pitcher

This one is for my fellow cold brew girls! One of my goals this year was to stop buying so much iced coffee and start making it at home. The drive through really adds up – if you know, you know. 😉 I found the cutest cold brew coffee maker on Amazon and made my first batch last night! It was super easy & I think it’ll pay for itself in no time! Cheers!

Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws

Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws

Sip, sip, hooray! I’m a firm believer that iced coffee tastes better out of a straw. Anyone else? I just used these silicone reusable straws for the first time [along with my new cold-brew coffee maker and they’re a hit! They come in a pack of 10 [for under $10!] and BONUS: they’re dishwasher safe. 

Long Sleeve Boho Dress

Long Sleeve Boho Dress [TTS, wearing medium in style3-pink] 

A dress for every season! This $30 dress just arrived and several of us on the team are loving it! Take it from summer, to fall, to winter – I paired it with a sweater and belt last night for GNO! True to size, wearing in medium in the color style3-pink! Note: I would highly recommend “Style3” over the others! I tried several and Style3 was the only winner by far!

Snow Gear

Snow Pants [Size up if in between, wearing Large for size 8/29] // Ski Goggles [Color: A5-vlt 13.5%] // Neck Warmer 

Last minute ski trip? No problem. We recently took a trip up to Crystal Mountain [highly recommend!] to ski with a few friends. As a very beginner level skier, I was in need of cold-weather gear ASAP. Insert: Amazon Prime. I found some really great items that arrived in time for the trip without breaking the bank! I would recommend sizing up if in between on the snow pants! I’m typically a medium or 8/29, but sized up to the large for extra layers! 

Pull On Ruffle Hem Shorts

Pull On Ruffle Hem Shorts [TTS, wearing 2 Army Green, Sized up to Large for length, but could do medium for 8/29!] // Cami [TTS, wearing medium] // Sandals [TTS]

Excuse the wrinkles, I’m still deciding which size to keep! Wrinkles aside, I’m LOVING these pull-on shorts for spring + the fun ruffle detail. For reference, I’m typically a size medium or 6/8 and ordered these in both Medium and Large. The mediums fit, but I like the extra length of the Large size [pictured here!]. Whatever you prefer, they’re available in a TON of colors and under $25!

Olaplex Hair Mask

Olaplex No. 8 Intense Moisture Mask

It’s no secret we’re huge Olaplex fans around here! My hair gets extremely dry in the winter months, so I’ve been turning to Ole Faithful [ie. Olaplex] to get this mane moisturized. This mask is super easy to use and a little bit goes a long way – they recommend using only two pumps for shoulder length hair! I apply it in the shower AFTER shampoo & conditioner and let it work its magic for a few minutes [perfect opportunity to shave, exfoliate, cheese grate your feet — do whatever you gotta do 😉 ] then rinse! And just like that, your hair is smooth, shiny, and moisturized! Right now, I use 1-2 times a week or about every 2-3 washes.

Cassidy’s Amazon Finds

Candles and Candle Holders

Green Taper Candles / Gold Candle Holders

Ummmm, how beautiful are these taper candles and gold candle holders?! I am obsessed with this earthy green color and how it pulls from the artwork I have hanging above it [you can see a peek of it in the photo!] The candles are such a great deal and come in a 12 pack! Highly recommend!

Electric Frother

Electric Frother

Okay wow, I had no idea this electric frother would actually change my life… I am so happy with this purchase and it totally ups my coffee game, woo! It’s so simple to use, just pour the milk [I use oat!] and press the button! It frother beautifully and makes my morning coffee taste amazing! 

Rifle Paper Co. Phone Case

Rifle Paper Co. Phone Case

I was in need of a phone case change! You can never go wrong with a rifle paper co. product! I love the look and plus I think it looks so cute against the dark blue iphone!

Lauren’s Amazon Finds

Elixir Champagne Flutes

Elixir Champagne Flutes

Okay we poppin’ champagne like we won the championship game…. Well, not quite, but we do like to pop a bottle of champagne around here every once in awhile! We were down to one lonely champagne flute after breaking the others through moves over the years. A quick Amazon purchase had me wondering why I didn’t checkout sooner on a new set! I love the modern look of them, and they arrived just in time for some VDay champs! 

Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

I know, I know, I’m WAY late to the game, but I finally got myself a weighted blanket! With young kiddos in the house, I have found that I’ve become a very light sleeper, which leads to not so restful nights. After about two weeks of using this, I’ve found that I’m falling asleep faster and staying asleep better! 

Power Strip Cube

Power Strip Cube

Between my own items, and all my kids tractors and trucks that need plugged in, we had a tangled mess of cords, adapters, and plugs going on. I found this sleek power cube with USB sized chargers included that is perfect for keeping things a little less chaotic! No more stealing USB boxes back and forth! 

Clutch 

Clutch 

I couldn’t believe the quality of this clutch when I opened up the Amazon box! For under $30, I’m expecting to use this a ton for weddings, showers, and even date nights!

Katy’s Amazon Finds

OXO Measuring Cup and Spoon Set 

OXO Measuring Cup and Spoon Set 

I use these daily and can definitely speak to the quality! These magnetic measuring cups and spoons are super easy to use and clean. I got them as a wedding gift over 4.5 years ago and they have held up SO well! You can purchase them as a set with both of these or separately!

Table Lamps

Table Lamps

I have been on a lamp hunt…and I’ve finally found THE ones!! After sharing a photo of my bedroom decor recently, some of you suggested I try larger lamps and I have to say I love these. From the antique yet modern design and the fact that you get a 2 pack for under $100 – I feel like it’s an amazing bang for your buck!

Bodysuit

Bodysuit [size up if in between, wearing Dark Green] // Jeans [true to size] // Similar Boots

This was a recent date night look and let me tell you, this bodysuit is SO comfortable!! If you have a long torso, this will be great for you – I am 5’4″ and don’t have a very long torso and definitely still had some room! It’s soft and light weight but no sheerness 😄

Macy’s Amazon Finds

SlumberPod

SlumberPod

We are traveling soon and if there is anything I’m worried about it’s will my almost two year old sleep or not? I purchased this Slumberpod  to put over his pack n play to help keep it dark while he sleeps because let’s be honest, finding extra blankets around the condo to hang over the windows is not ideal. It definitely does a great job at blocking out the light! There is also a spot to put our monitor and even a little fan for extra air flow. Now here’s to hoping my little guy likes it too!

Bluetooth Children’s Headphones & Fire 7 Tablet 

Bluetooth Children’s Headphones & Fire 7 Tablet 

These bluetooth headphones are perfect for toddlers because you don’t have to worry about them pulling on or messing with the cord. They are great for traveling too because they fold up nicely and fit perfectly in a carry-on.

I just love this little gadget! It’s the perfect size to travel with. Great for reading or watching shows/movies. I’ve got at least 20 episodes of Mickey downloaded on it already and we are ready for take off! 

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Skye’s Amazon Finds

Skirt

Top [true to size] // Skirt [size up if in between] // Heels [true to size]

It’s not often that I need to get dressed up anymore these days but this skirt is making me want to find a reason! I know lots of you ladies are looking for great work outfits! This skirt needs to be in your cart ASAP! It is so flattering and comfortable – it would be perfect for the office or date night. I ordered it in a large and XL and the XL worked better for me – so I would recommend sizing up in it if you’re in between sizes!

Lounge Set

Lounge Set [true to size]

This outfit is the result of an Instagram ad that worked on me! 🤣 I got targeted by this set on Instagram and in short, it is incredible! Have you seen an ad for it too?? It is SO soft and cuddly, inside and out, and perfect for weekend lounging! I’ve even been sleeping in it – I mean – I love it! It is true to size, I would recommend ordering your normal size! I’m wearing in a Large!

Devotional // LIY Gratitude Journal

Devotional // LIY Gratitude Journal

My current morning routine: 10 minutes in my LIY Gratitude Journal. 15 minutes praying for my husband with this Amazon devotional! It has helped me so much to start my day out with these two books! If you don’t have a gratitude journal I highly recommend these from LIY! I love the layout and how it just gives me a spot to journal a bit before my day starts!

Similar Shoe Horn

Similar Shoe Horn

Tell me you’re getting older without telling me you’re getting older… Openly admitting to my newfound use of a shoe horn, which has made me feel older than pretty much anything else has in a while 🤣 Not that there is anything wrong with “being old” or “getting old” I should say – I just never thought I’d need one of these and yet, here we are. 🤷‍♀️ I’ll never go back to struggling with putting my boots on again and am not sure why I’ve never used one of these before! I linked a similar one (this was a gift from a friend – take that however you’d like lol) that has great reviews!

Aundrea’s Amazon Finds

Apple Watch Band

Apple Watch Band

Aundrea here!! I have been on a hunt for a cute, fashionable and more watch-like band for my apple watch. While they are not hard to find at all, I’ve been a little bit more particular than usual. I wanted something that was not expensive, not heavy, and color(s) that allowed me to wear it with just about anything. This band from Amazon definitely did all that!!! I chose the blush pink and green band. However, this band offers many colors, patterns and solids too! I’ve traded my original band for this one as my everyday band! I couldn’t be happier! 🙂

Allison’s Amazon Finds

Smartwool Layer Top

Smartwool Layer Top [true to size] // Leggings [true to size] // Boots [true to size] 

Allison here! I have a snowmobile trip coming up, and I needed a base layer for under my snowmobile gear. This base layer is super lightweight, but is beyond warm! I wanted a 1/4 zip, so I could unzip when we go in and out of bars/restaurants, and zip it right back up for back on the trails! I bought in black, but want to buy a few more colors. It’s perfect for winter walks/runs too!

CRZ Yoga Gear

Long Sleeve [true to size] // Tank [true to size] // Leggings [true to size] // Sneakers [true to size]

Tall ladies! You will love Amazon’s CRZ workout line! Every item I have bought off that line is super soft, and the length is perfect for my 6 foot frame! I have bought workout pants, tanks, and long sleeve tops.The quality is as good as Lululemon, but for a fraction of the price! (The leggings pictured here are $28, compared to $100+ from Lululemon!) I am in the process of trying out their sports bras….I will definitely post the ones that I like here soon (34G here!)!

Sthefany’s Amazon Finds

Champagne Flutes & Turkish Delight

Champagne Flutes & Turkish Delight

What is one thing that is essential on a bar cart? Since last year, I’ve slowly started putting together a bar cart. On a couple of my thrift trips, I have found unique glassware. But Amazon never fails either. This set of 4 champagne flutes is the perfect addition to the cart. Along with this box of soft Turkish delight candy that adds a pop of color and delicious snacks when having guests over.

Ashley’s Amazon Finds

Satin Pillowcase

Satin Pillowcase

I have been curious about using satin pillowcases for a long time and I finally remembered to buy a set. Lol!  From what I’ve heard/read over the years, they are supposed to help fight hair frizz and breakage while you sleep. I have been sleeping on these for 2 weeks now and I actually have noticed a difference! I have super duper thick hair and frizz in the mornings is just something I dealt with but let me tell you, girl…I guess i should’ve made the switch sooner. Even if I hadn’t seen any improvement in that area I would still say these are a good buy. They added a pop of (my favorite) color to my bed and the sheen makes me feel kinda fancy, plus the price is great! I’m a bit of a bargain shopper if you all haven’t noticed!

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