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This Month’s Amazon Haul

May 9, 2022

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Here comes Amazon, here comes Amazon, right down your driveway! It may be May, but it feels like Christmas evertime that truck pulls up to the house! Anyone else? The LIY Team is sharing another round of our latest Amazon wins, from home to fashion to beauty and more!

And if you’ve missed our previous Amazon finds, catch ’em all here!

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Erin’s Amazon Finds

The Lazy Genius Way Book

The Lazy Genius Way Book

We gifted this book to the LIY Team at the beginning of the year because I love the concept of it: to be a genius about the things that matter [to you] and lazy about the things that don’t. This book is full of practical advice to name what matters in your life and reshape your mindset around the “shoulds and needs” the world likes to throw at us. I have pulled many helpful tips to help me maximize my time, declutter my physical and mental space, and questions to ask myself to make life easier. I would recommend this book to any woman [so much so I just ordered her brand new book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen!] 

She’s Birdie – Personal Safety Alarm for Women

She’s Birdie – Personal Safety Alarm for Women

I asked for one of these for Christmas last year and now I’m buying my girlfriend’s them for gifts. This is a personal safety alarm that is small in size and can easily be clipped on your key ring or stashed away in your purse! If you are in danger you simply tug on it and the loud alarm will sound to alert others you are in danger. An added bonus: they come in fun colors – who knew taking your safety seriously could have a side of personality with it? Note: this also makes for a great graduation gift!

Silicone Utensil Rest // Silicone Utensils

Silicone Utensil Rest // Silicone Utensils

One of the best under $6 purchases my husband ever made! This silicone utensil rest is perfect while you’re cooking away in the kitchen but trying to keep the mess to a minimum! The best part? It’s silicone so once you’re done using it just pop it in the dishwasher with your other dishes and it’s clean!

Steph’s Amazon Finds

Clipboard with Storage // Instant Cold Packs

Clipboard with Storage // Instant Cold Packs

Baseball season has officially begun! With my husband being head coach for one of our sons, and assistant for the other – we’re spending a lot of time at the ballfield and I went to Amazon to get us ready for the season. My husband has been using this clipboard with storage which has given him a great surface for writing stats, and a storage compartment for keeping previous lineups. I also added these instant cold packs to keep in the dugout for those inevitable bumps and bruises.

Do It Yourself // National Geographic Kids

Do It Yourself // National Geographic Kids

Amazon is a great place to find affordable magazine subscriptions! I picked up Do It Yourself for me, and National Geographic Kids for my 7 and 9 year olds to read. They enjoy getting mail, and I love that they have another option to reach for when reading. Bonus – they don’t even notice they’re practicing reading, they’re just having fun learning about animals! 

Wonder // The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Wonder // The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Over each Summer and holiday break my boys and I pick a few book/movie combos to read/watch. At my son’s request, I picked up Wonder (watch the movie!)  and The Invention of Hugo Cabret (watch the movie!) for this Summer. 

Water Gun 2 Pack

Water Gun 2 Pack

Can you tell we’re ready for Summer in our house? While we haven’t had a chance to test out these water guns just yet – they had good reviews and they were a good price and conveniently came in a 2 pack so each of my boys could have one. Once we get some warmer temps we’ll be giving them a shot!

Blank Hardcover Books

Blank Hardcover Books

Here I come again with a sneaky way to get my kids to practice their skills while on a break from school. Some day they’ll catch on, but for now my kids are naively having fun creating their own stories and illustrations in these blank hardcover books. I’ve been purchasing these for a few years now. While they are fun to use at home, we’ve also taken them to a leisurely day at the zoo and taken our time drawing pictures of the animals we see and copying down facts from the signs.

Hannah’s Amazon Finds

Fruit Infusion Pitcher

Fruit Infusion Pitcher

We drink A LOT of water in our house but after a while it can get kind of meh and boring. To keep all of us from grabbing sugary drinks I thought this pitcher would be a fun option and so far, we’ve been loving it! We’ve been adding cut up lemons, oranges, limes and strawberries to the middle portion and fill it with cold water! It’s been a nice little treat outside of normal water! 

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Paula’s Choice products and had been looking for a toner for awhile, so after seeing this product and it’s over 59,000 reviews I figured it was worth a shot! While I haven’t seen some dramatic difference in my face, I will say that my pores are smaller, my skin looks brighter and much healthier! The benefits of the product are definitely worth trying if you’re looking for something like this! 

GIMME Hair Ties 

GIMME Hair Ties 

I’ve been searching high and low for hair ties that don’t break or damage my hair and I think I’ve FINALLY found ‘em!! After hearing countless people talk about these hair ties I figured they were worth trying! Not only do they work really well, but they also hold my hair up [not too loose or too tight] and they don’t leave a wave in my hair!

Self Closing Toothpaste Caps

Self Closing Toothpaste Caps

I THINK we found the solution to the dreaded toothpaste problem!! Anyone else’s kids absolutely destroy the tube of toothpaste and cap?! I swear there is more toothpaste on the outside of the tube than inside and it’s always EVERYWHERE [counters, cabinets, drawers, walls, handles, sink….]. While the look of this isn’t ideal [haha] it surprisingly works and has helped keep the toothpaste in the tube! It comes in a pack of 3 and can also be used on ointment tubes or other products that may create a mess [makeup]!

Lip Sleeping Mask

Lip Sleeping Mask

Erin has been raving about the Laneige Sleep Mask but I was hoping to find something a little more affordable that had the same benefits. I tried this slightly more affordable option hoping it would work just as well BUT it didn’t… After using it for several weeks it felt like it wasn’t actually doing anything, my lips were still just as chapped and it just didn’t give them the life I thought they would! So, while I wouldn’t recommend this option, I’m going to give the Laneige option a try!!

Katy’s Amazon Finds

Warmies Neck Wrap

Warmies Neck Wrap

From the lavender scent to warmth on your neck you will feel like you are at a luxury spa right at home! The LIY team got me this for my birthday and I love it so much! Highly recommend for a relaxing evening! 

Area Rug

Area Rug [7’6” x 9’6” // Color is Blue / Tangerine]

YOU NEED THIS RUG! I am in LOVE! For under $180 I got a large area rug for our living room that has no creasing and looks and feels like great quality! Your guests will never guess the price of this one but your credit card (and your husband) will be happy!  

High Waisted Cheetah Bikini

High Waisted Cheetah Bikini [size up if in between, wearing in Small: Za White]

I was very pleasantly surprised with this bikini! I think the prints are so cute and it’s flattering from the high waist to the bum coverage (can I get an AMEN 🙌)

Cassidy’s Amazon Finds

Faux Stems 

Faux Stems 

I picked up this vintage rattan vase at a local antique shop and I wanted to add some faux stems. I have always seen these stems listed as many  people’s favorite so I decided to try them myself! First of all – they are large! I was surprised by the size [hi my name is Cassidy and I should really read the description of things more]. It also comes in a pack of two which is great when trying to add fullness. I ended up purchasing two sets so I have four featured in the photo above! 

Sunglass Box Organizer 

Sunglass Box Organizer 

Please raise your hand if you are a sunglass connoisseur! I LOVE to buy sunglasses – an expensive habit, trust me I know. But with that, I always seem to have sunglasses floating around our house and random purses. This sunglass organizer now gives my sunnies a home and I can easily see all my glasses on display before choosing my pair for the day! I actually just keep this out on my dresser but it may also work tucked in a top drawer! 

Ceramic Pasta Bowls

Ceramic Pasta Bowls – 27 oz. 

Do you ever go to a restaurant and think, “wow I love these bowls!” Orrrr is that just me? There is just something about these shallow pasta bowls. They are perfect for salads, rice bowls, pastas, EVERYTHING! I also love the look of these – each one slightly varies which I think adds to the overall look! Now I feel like I am at a fancy restaurant every time I use these bowls! 

Lauren’s Amazon Finds

Adhesive Kitchen Door Organizer

Adhesive Kitchen Door Organizer

My kitchen sponges always disappear down into the under-sink abiss….. Until now. With this simple adhesive basket [anyone else hate putting holes into cabinets or walls?!], I can quickly grab a new sponge and be on my way with the dishes! 

Kiss imPress Press On Nails

Kiss imPress Press On Nails

I like to think I was one of the first adapters of press on nails [using ‘em solid since June 2020! – Almost 2 years now!], but let’s be real, press on nails have been around for a looooong time. However, I really love these imPress nails, and it’s what I continue to turn to over and over! No messy glue, just peel away the sticky adhesive and apply directly to your clean nails! I like to apply them as the VERY last thing to do before climbing into bed for the night so they can “settle” over night – i think that makes them last longer! I also push them a bit under my cuticles and hold each for about 15 seconds! While I’d like to think it’s an art, it’s not, and every once in awhile I’ll have one pop off in a few hours, but typically I can get a week out of ‘em – sometimes more! I keep some glue in my purse just in case I’m out and about when said pop off happens! 

Wine Chiller

Wine Chiller

I’d been wanting one of those fancy wine chillers for awhile now [hello summer Sauvignon Blanc on the back patio!], but eek, I just couldn’t justify the price! Until I found this one! Under $40, and does just the trick! It holds your average bottle of champagne or wine [no jumbo bottles], and keeps your wine cool and hands sweat free while you entertain! 

Under Sink Organizer

Under Sink Organizer

I ordered this sink organizer to actually put in a roll out cabinet that stores all of my cleaning supplies! And man do I love it! No more trying to stuff everything into a little basket or digging to find what I need! With two shelves and handy hooks, you can easily keep whatever products you have organized! 

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Self Emptying Vacuum 

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Self Emptying Vacuum 

Our OG Roomba form several years ago bit the dust, and after the first two days of using this new self-emptying Roomba, I was BLOWN AWAY. What a difference an upgrade can make! This Roomba maps your whole home, and then will work it’s way inch by inch in nice lines, will get itself back to home base when it’s low on power [and continue on once it’s charged up], and self-empties itself each and every time! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE, FRIENDS!  😉 

Purse Hook

Purse Hook // Backpack

Purse hook: the driver’s assistant that I didn’t know I needed ! I don’t know if my braking is a bit too hard, my turns are a bit too quick, or if I can just blame it on my seats, but adding this purse hook onto my passenger seat [or behind my seat when I have a passenger] has been a great way to keep my bag from flying around and off the dirty floor!

Bump Eraser Body Scrub

Bump Eraser Body Scrub

I’ve become pretty self conscious about my upper arms [especially in the pale winter time] due to little red bumps I get! I found this “bump eraser” that’s basically a specialized exfoliator, and I swear I’m seeing a subtle difference already in a week! It has over 20,000 reviews, so I knew I was in good hands by trying it! If you have these bumps too, give this a try 1-2 times a week!

Macy’s Amazon Finds

Veja Sneakers

Veja Sneakers

I’ve been on the hunt for sneakers that go with anything and I am so pleased with this find! This is my first pair of Veja sneakers and I can definitely say it won’t be my last. I’ll be wearing these all summer long.

Claire’s Amazon Finds

Reckless Girls & The Unhoneymooners 

Reckless Girls // The Unhoneymooners 

Books that were *made* for the beach! 🌺 Claire here! Have you read either of these yet? I packed them for a quick getaway trip and couldn’t put them down! If you’re looking for quick, easy, beach reads – add these to your list! Ps. Be sure to join our LIY Reads Book Club here! 

  • Reckless Girls – Love this author! A little bit mysterious, did not see the ending coming!
  • The Unhoneymooners – A cute romance, you’ll laugh out loud and fall head over heels in love with the characters! 4 stars on Goodreads!

Button Down & Sandals

Button Down [size up one] // Denim [TTS]  // Sandals [TTS] 

I love wearing button downs in the spring months as a lightweight layer! Pair it with white shorts this summer and you’ve got yourself an easy to wear outfit! This one is under $25 and available in over 20 colors! Fit tip: I did size up one for a more oversized fit. Sleepy pup not included. 😉

One Shoulder Top

One Shoulder Top [TTS, size up if large in chest area!] // Skirt [size up if in between] // Sandals [TTS] 

A shirt so nice, I bought it twice! You might remember this top from last spring! I purchased it last year in black (see the black version here!) and loved it so much, I decided to add this floral version to my closet. It’s so fun and works with denim, shorts, and now a skirt too! 😉 I find it true to size, but I might suggest sizing up if you’re blessed in the chest region as it doesn’t have much stretch.

LIY Ambassador Amazon Finds

Heather’s Amazon Finds

Intensive Foot Repair // Foot Mask

Intensive Foot Repair // Foot Mask

Are your feet ready for Spring and sandal season? Heather here! If your feet are needing a little TLC like mine were then you need this duo! First step is this mask...YouSk soak your feet in these socks for 60 minutes and then be ready for ALL the peeling over the next week. After your feet have shed their winter skin then you put this ointment to work while you sleep. The result is super soft feet ready for the warm weather!

Blazer

Blazer [Wearing TTS, Size up 1 for more boyfriend fit]  // Tank [true to size] // Jeans // Similar Mules 

I ran across this blazer on Amazon recently and had to give it a try! Let me say, I’ve already ordered a second one which I did size up one for more of a boyfriend fit. I love a colored blazer this time of year that can be dressed up or down.I paired the blazer with my go to Target jeans and this blouse from Amazon as well. Get me to the office and then straight to happy hour!

Lisa’s Amazon Finds

Blouse

Blouse [true to size] // Skirt [true to size, LIY10 for 10% off] // Heels [true to size] // Jeans [true to size] // Sandals [size up .5] 

From work wear to date night! Hi LIY! Lisa here with a Springy blouse I could not pass up.  I wanted to make sure I could have it to style for work wear, but also a little casual too. The heels in the work wear photo are a DREAM! They are an Amazon dupe for a designer pair and they are so comfortable! I am saving them to wear for Easter, but then I can’t wait to incorporate them for work often. My Millers are my 2nd pair I bought after 12 years; my old ones finally bit the dust.  This color seems to be sold out, but there are SO many great go-to’s to choose from; they truly do last and are worth the splurge! Here’s to sunny days ahead!

Dog Bandana Collar 

Dog Bandana Collar 

This one’s for the dog-o’s! Meet my girl Ellie. She is a 7 year old Vizsla and so very loved. I love putting bandannas on her but quickly found out she could get them off. I was so happy when I found this solution of collar and bandana combo. It’s absolutely darling and she gets complimented on it every time we walk in the neighborhood. I have even been able to wash the collar and bandanna and air dry it and it launders incredibly!  Dog owners, do you dress your dog or use a bandana? 

Skye’s Amazon Finds

Swimsuit

Swimsuit [true to size]

When Stephanie shared this swimsuit I knew I had to get my hands on it! I love the cute little cutout opening on the front and it is seriously comfortable! This bright pink is a little outside of my regular comfort zone but I think it is fun! I found it to be true to my regular bathing suit size – I am a 12/14 and usually wear swims in an XL and this is a size XL!

Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit [true to size]

It has been a hot minute since I’ve rocked a jumpsuit but I had to dive back in with this one! Hey LIY Fam – Skye here! This jumpsuit from Amazon is SO comfortable and I can already see myself wearing it on those afternoons after being at the pool all afternoon! True to size, wearing in a Large here!

Allison’s Amazon Finds

Liquid Water Enhancer // Hydration Powder Packets 

Liquid Water Enhancer // Hydration Powder Packets 

Allison here! I’m not a big water drinker, and every flavor enhancer I have found had fake sugar. I found those left me bloated and with a bad taste in my mouth. I came across these Stur flavors, and fell in love! They are sweetened from Stevia leaves, and a little goes a long way. I then tried the ones with electrolytes, and found those really kept me hydrated. I have tried a ton of flavors, and really liked them all! Happy hydrating!

Foot Alignment Socks

Foot Alignment Socks

After turning 46 I’ve noticed quite a few changes in my body, and my newest ailment is a bunion! Let me tell you, these little guys hurt!! I was complaining about it to my sister, and she sent me these alignment socks. I started wearing them about a month ago, and I can definitely tell a difference in the pain. I could only tolerate a few minutes at a time a month ago, but now I’m able to extend my wearing time to 20 minutes, and the pain has subsided! Check them out if you are having pain from bunions, and/or other foot ailments.

Sandals

Sandals [true to size] 

I’m hopping on the woven sandal train! I was so happy when I found these FLAT woven sandals, that I had to try them. With being 6 feet tall, I don’t always want a heeled sandal. These are comfortable, flat, and my foot doesn’t slip when I walk. Now I just need northern Indiana to warm up so I can wear them!

Racerback Dress

Racerback Dress [true to size] // Sandals [true to size]

Pockets in dresses are my fav! This racerback swing dress has a cute cut out in the back, pockets, built in cups, and is the perfect length for my 6 foot frame! Heading to Arizona for Volleyball Nationals, and I plan on wearing this pink dress….it’s going to be in the 90’s! This Indiana girl is ready for some sun and heat!  

Golf Top & Skort

Golf Top // Golf Skort // Sandals [true to size] 

Allison here! At 46 I am taking lessons, and learning to golf! I watched my late father golf growing up, and I decided it was time to give it a go, but first I needed to look the part😉! I found the faux collar golf shirts and skort on Amazon. The reviews stated that the skort was a longer length, and the shirts were long enough to tuck in, and the sleeve detail is super cute! I was pleasantly surprised how well they fit on my 6 foot frame. Any pointers from you lady golfers out there?

Tank Midi Dress

Tank Midi Dress [size up] // Sandals [true to size]  

Summer is on its way, and I couldn’t be more excited to feel the warmth of the sun again soon! I saw this dress on Amazon, and I decided to give it a go! It is supposed to be a mid-calf dress, but on my 6 foot frame, it was the perfect length! It comes in 42 different prints and colors. It is definitely on the snug side, so size up!

Cotton Thongs

Cotton Thongs [size up if in between] 

Allison here! I’m normally not a thong girl, but when I read the reviews from Amazon, I decided to try them out. They come in a pack of 6, all different cololaurs, and are oh so soft! I did size up to a large because I don’t like underwear digging into my sides, and for $9.99 you can’t go wrong!

Shefany’s Amazon Finds

Cutout Dress

Cutout Dress // Sandals

I am summer-ready, but just having snow this weekend is not giving me any hope 😅 Hey hey, Sthefany here! Amazon is always killing the game and finding pieces like this dress makes it even better. I love this dress as it can be worn with sandals, sneakers, or used as a swim cover-up. Show me your favorite summer item from Amazon!

Ashley’s Amazon Finds

Steamer 

Steamer 

As some of you may remember…I don’t iron…ever. When I saw this handy little steamer on Amazon I had to check it out! It’s lightweight, easy to use/maneuver, and gets the wrinkles out of some of my fave pieces for Spring! I admit, more heavy duty items I may have to handle the old fashioned way but for now this will help keep me from looking like a wrinkled mess

Bidet

Bidet

I can’t believe I’m sharing this but hear me out…a bidet. Easy to install on your existing toilet, easy to use controls & other than that, you just have to try it! Thank me later.

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