Our relationship with Amazon has come a long way in the past few years. We went from being pretty dang skeptical to hitting “Add to Cart” several times a day. Maybe a few too many times per day, but that’s neither here nor there. 😉 Today we rounded up the items that have found their way into our beauty routines over and over again. From premium beauty to drugstore finds, sometimes it’s just easier to hit add to cart than get to the store in time! Get your makeup bag ready, here are our the BEST beauty items on Amazon!
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If you want softer, less chapped lips – buy this and use it every night before bed. Believe me, you will l-o-v-e this stuff!
Believe me when I tell you – this stuff is amazing! I use it a couple of times a week to keep a healthy, natural-looking glow on my face, neck, and chest all year round. After I wash my face at night and apply all of my serums, moisturizers, etc I top it off with a few sprays of this clear bronzing mist and I wake up in the morning looking like I just got back from the Caribbean. It’s very easy to use and very effective!
Grow lashes grow! I’ve been amazed at how much longer and fuller my lashes have been since using this every night. I now have it on subscribe & save because I never want to go without it!
I was blessed with an abundance of hair, my face included. Thankfully, there’s a Tinkle for that. It easily shaves off all of the peach fuzz on your face and leaves you with super smooth, hair-free skin!
My go-to gloss for the past year! I love the moisture and thickness of this gloss [no, it’s not sticky!] I put it on every time after I do my makeup and it gives me just enough color for my day!
I still can’t believe how incredibly well this makeup bag has held up over the years. I have truly used this thing every. single. day. for almost two years now and it still looks brand new. It holds a crazy amount of stuff [and believe me, I have a LOT] and travels perfectly [you know, for when trips are a thing we take]. For under $20, you truly can’t beat it! I love that it has a hook to hang and the pattern options it comes in are adorable! Seriously, buy this and then buy some more for gifts. It’s that good.
This duo allows me to have an effortless beauty routine – which is great because without easy solutions I likely wouldn’t have much of a routine at all!
I use this leave in conditioner every day whether I wear my hair curly or straight. It is so moisturizing and keeps my hair looking and feeling healthy. Are you noticing a trend yet with my nails? I wear some version of press ons all the time! They’re fast and easy to apply and last me a full week.
When you see something is one of Amazon’s best selling items and for under $13, it’s worth trying. The reviews don’t lie – this hair mask packs a big punch. And the best news? It doesn’t actually take much time at all. I simply use shampoo in the shower, rinse and then try to ring my hair out as much as possible. Then I slather some of this hair mask on my hair by running my fingers through my hair to get it covered throughout and then wait around 7 minutes to rinse. During that 7 minutes it’s a great time to shave or do similar activities you’ve been neglecting for weeks. The end result: smooth, soft, smell-good hair that feels and looks amazing.
If there was ever a miracle product for those of who are constantly plucking those scraggly gray hairs out of our heads, it’s this. No longer is plucking our precious hairs away a thing because this root cover up spray covers those bad boys up quicker than you can quick your stylist for an appointment. You simply hold the can 6-inches or so away from your scalp and spray. Instantly you see the gray disappear and within 1 minute it’s dry and you’re ready to tackle the day ahead! I use it in the color dark blonde but there are several options available!
I have ordered and reordered this bath bomb set for myself, and bought them as gifts for numerous people. No joke, I have purchased at least 7-8 sets of these — they are just. that. good. I love that they are natural, and the scents are amazing — not too sweet like so many others I have tried! Totally a one for you, two for me kind of a gift!
The BEST hair ties! I used to be a huge fan of the coil option but these are amazing! They don’t pull my hair, stay put, great for thick or thin hair and my scalp doesn’t hurt when I use them!
This exfoliant is pure magic!! I deal with breakouts all Summer long and this has made a huge difference! It minimizes my pores, keeps my summer breakouts at bay, my skin feels and looks so much better too!
Maybelline Fit Me Powder [translucent]
Powder under $4 that you will want to buy again and again! I wear the translucent and love it! I feel like it hides shine and really blurs my pores.
I still love my Essence mascara, but after a deep-dive of watching makeup guru’s on YouTube I kept hearing about this mascara and needed to try it for myself. I have to say it’s definitely made this list of my favorites!
I’ve also shared this bronzer in “Our Empties” blog post because it’s goodie at a GREAT price. It’s only $10 and is one of the best out there in my opinion! It goes on beautifully and smells like a tropical vacation. I don’t even need a plane to transport me to an island with this bronzer handy! This will also last you a really long time. I also double up and use it as eyeshadow!
Okay gals, I am taking on my own nail art! I went to the aisles of Amazon and found these nail art tools and UV nail light. I completed my at home kit with this gel polish set and a bottle of acetone. I absolutely love the UV nail light–it works great and acts fast! I also like that it has a sleek design and isn’t too bulky. The nail art tools make at home mani’s so easy and approachable and I utilize both ends of the tool to make simple designs [flowers, lines, dots, etc. are a good place to start!]. As for the gel polish set, I loved the colors and that it comes with the top and base coat, although, the polish itself was somewhat thick and I found that if I applied it too heavily it would be subject to peeling off in a day or two! So I ordered this brand of gel polish due to the stellar reviews on Amazon and I can’t wait to try it out! Overall, I have been super happy with this little set that I have created and have even started doing my friends’ nails!
I have #influenced by Erin when it comes to this travel makeup case! This recently came with me to a girls trip to Florida! It’s such a simple thing but honestly I was so happy with it the entire trip! It is small enough to pack in a carry on but it held everything I could need! I even bought more makeup while traveling and had the space to pack it! For under $20, this is one of my favorite purchases!
Let’s be real, press on nails have been around for a looooong time, but the LIY Team has fallen in love with the imPress nails. 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!
I’d heard such great things about these self-tan drops and HAD to try them – and within 2 days of using them I was hooked! Simply add a few drops to your serum or moisturizer, and your face will get the gradual safe glow it deserves in no time!
I’m a wanna-be brow girl, but need all the help I can get! So between microblading in some faux-hairs and this tinted brow gel, I’m getting as much fullness as I can “naturally” hope for! It keeps the hairs in place, darkens things up a bit, and gives a bit of volume as needed!
“Summer bodies are made in the winter.” Well, apparently summer feet are also made in the winter if you’re using one of these foot peels! These have been CRAZY popular over the past few years, so I’m finally testing them out! And if you haven’t heard about them, be prepared for your feet to P-E-E-L [aka don’t let anyone see your feet for two weeks – seriously!]. Here’s the approach I took after researching what people say works best:
- Soak feet for 10 minutes. Dry them thoroughly.
- Put on Baby Food plastic booties.
- Put a pair of socks over them.
- Leave on for 2 – 3 hours [make yourself comfy on the couch, girlfriend!].
- Rinse and wait 5-7 days!
I find Olaplex a little too heavy for my fine hair, causing it to feel greasy pretty quickly [which calls for more hair-washing than I prefer]. If you have fine hair, I can’t recommend the Redken Acidic Bonding line enough! My stylist even complimented me on how much healthier my hair is looking and feeling [a major WIN!]. If you didn’t have great luck with Olaplex, give this one a try!
I had heard a lot of great things about this self tanning foam and it has over 6,000+ reviews on Amazon! I love that it only takes 2 hours to develop, is vegan, cruelty free, and toxin free made with all natural ingredients. I’ve tried a LOT of different self tanners throughout the years and this is one of my favorites so far!
I started using this after hearing rave reviews and now I’m one of those girls telling all of my friends they need one. I use it every night to wash my face [I love that it takes off all of my eye makeup with just water] and that you can use it for up to a week or so before throwing it in the washing machine! It cleans better than anything I’ve ever used and is so soft every use!
Confession time: I’ve been influenced. Any frank body fans out there? I kept seeing this brand of body care products advertised all over my social media feeds and finally decided to see what all the hype was about. The bad news? I can’t stop. If you’re looking for a good exfoliating scrub that’ll leave you silky smooth, look no further!
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