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What To Buy On Amazon Right Now

July 5, 2022

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Team LIY

“What are you buying on Amazon lately?” Welllll a whole lot of everything, if we’re being honest! From clothes to home items to beauty and jewelry finds, there are so many good finds popping up daily! And today we’re sharing our favorite buys on Amazon right now!

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Amazon Fashion Finds

Sleeveless Halter Maxi Dress

Halter Dress [true to size, wearing in small in hot pink] // Heels [true to size]

The dress days of summer are here and I am all about it! This dress is under $50 but looks like it should be double the price! I love the color combo and the fit – if you’re in need of a dress for an upcoming event this could be it!

Gym Shark Racerback Tank Top

Gym Shark Racerback Tank Top [size down if in between, wearing in XS] / Leggings [size down if in between]

Summertime is here which means my wardrobe goes from heels and cute outfits to comfortable pieces I can workout in and chase my kids! This tank is the perfect length for my petite frame, has a built in bra and I love the front crossover detail! Which makes it great for workouts and all my other Summer outdoor activities!

Core 10 Biker Shorts

Core 10 Biker Shorts [Black, True to Size] // White Tee [true to size] // Sweatshirt [sized up two for pregnancy] // Sandals [size up if in between]

I have been on the fence with biker shorts for a long time mostly due to the fact that my thighs aren’t a place I necessarily want accentuated even more 😂 but pregnancy has made me sing a different tune. I needed shorts that could grow with me that are basically leggings but  good for Summer – exactly these! If you’re wanting to give biker shorts a shot, these are super comfortable and a great pair!

Sun Hat

Sun Hat

This is such a great hat to block that hot summer sun…(and hide that crazy beach hair) The inside of the hat has a velcro strap to adjust the size if need be and it also comes with a chin strap to hold it in place if it’s too windy.

Straw Clutch

Straw Clutch

When the summertime temps hit, I’m reaching for a light summery clutch whenever I can for date nights and events! This one from Amazon just arrived and is nice and lightweight and great way to give some summertime vibes to any outfit!

Dress

Dress [true to size] // Wedges [true to size] 

I’m officially declaring this summer the summer of dresses for me, because that is ALL I want to wear these days! I took a chance on this one because it does have a couple of negative reviews but I was really impressed with the quality and fit! It is fully lined underneath and the flowers are embroidered, not just printed on the fabric! The length is great as well (I’m 5’4″ for reference!). I found it to be true to size (wearing in a Large) and this is the Khaki color option! Shoes – these were a bit uncomfortable for the first wear and I got blisters on my big toes but after that they were fine! I wore them to church yesterday and to Target afterwards and they didn’t hurt at all! True to size!

Swim Coverup // Sandals

Swim Coverup // Sandals

I’ve come to the conclusion that a girl can’t have too many cover ups! Love the airy feel of this one, and the open side slits give it a more open feel, and with this Indiana heat, it sure helps to keep you cool! The length is perfect for my 6 foot frame, and the top part fits perfectly over the girls 😉

CRZ Yoga High Waisted Joggers

CRZ Yoga High Waisted Joggers

I’ve heard so many good things about these joggers so I had to give them a try and they definitely live up to the hype. I never thought I’d be buying joggers in the middle of summer but they are so lightweight and perfect for chilly nights or traveling. I want one of every color!

Gold Beaded Bracelet 5-Pack 

Gold Beaded Bracelet 5-Pack 

I love the stacked bracelet look but was looking for a more budget friendly option that I didn’t need to be quite as cautious around. This set from Amazon has 5 elastic bracelets and is under $15 for the whole set!

Hat

Hat

 If you’re looking for an affordable summer hat, look no further! I recently took this Amazon hat with me to the Smoky Mountains and it went from lake to pool. The fit is great and it dried very quickly. The only difficult decision is which color to choose!

Tank

Tank [size up 2] // Shorts [size up if in between]  // Sandals 

This has easily become my summer “momiform” this year! Easy to throw on, super comfortable for these hot afternoons, and it takes me from work to agility training to baseball games to dinner on the back porch! These shorts are perfect for everyday wear or working out and have a zipper pocket for your phone!

Set

Set [size up] // Shoes [size up .5] // Similar Coverup 

The cutest Amazon set! I can’t believe the quality and design of this workout set. Highly recommend it for either a casual look or to wear for your next workout session! The one-shoulder top is flattering and gives the right amount of support. As mentioned before, the fabric is not see-through and durable. When it comes to sizing, I recommend sizing up.

Dress

Dress [true to size] // Bag 

I recently went to a Chicago Cubs game, and this Festival Bag was such a great way to carry all my things, and wasn’t too thick that it made me hot! I loved this airy dress from Amazon as well. It kept my cool and was long enough for my 34” inseam legs!

Blazer

Blazer [true to size, wearing L] // Tank [sized up 2] // Similar jeans [but this brand’s white denim is 🤌, wearing in a 14] // Similar Sandals 

I’ve got two words for you: summertime chic! Hey LIY Fam – Skye here! As the temps go up (we hit triple digits this week 🥵) I honestly feel less and less inspired to look cute and presentable and more inspired to feel comfortable and cool. I present to you my solution to this – this outfit! Perfect for work or date night, or like me, church on Sunday! I got a lot of compliments on this one!

Amazon Home Finds

Smokeless Mini Fire Pit

Fire Pit // Fuel To Burn // Marshmallow Sticks

We brought this mini fire pit out for the 4th of July for kids to roast marshmallows and it was such a hit! It can sit outside or inside and works like a charm! We simply filled it up with this clean-burning, non-toxic fuel, and then we worked our magic making the perfect s’more! It adds a great touch of ambiance to any space and is a fun option to bring a smokeless fire to any area!

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers [Onyx Black]  

Salt and Pepper Shakers are one of those things you use daily but are random to shop for! If you’re like me, they sit out on your kitchen counter and you want something that gives a cuter vibe than the standard containers they come in. These are super easy to refill, come in multiple colors, and are a great price! 

E-Cloth Window Cleaning Kit 

E-Cloth Window Cleaning Kit 

Okay, wow I didn’t think these clothes would work considering all you need is water, but WHOA they are magic! Fingerprints, dog’s nose wipes, drool, dirt and so on, it all makes it onto the windows somehow. Just get the waffle texture rag wet, wipe the entire window and then use the smoother cloth to wipe dry/polish! I’m not kidding you will be amazed at these! 

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

Between garden tea, iced coffee and smoothies I always find myself reaching for a straw in the summer (plus my 2 year old always thinks he has to have one with his drinks too lol) I love that these are reusable and the bend makes it easy for him to use as well.

Bath Caddy

Bath Caddy

I looked and looked [and looked and looked] for a bath caddy that didn’t break the bank but still had the beauty and functionality I was looking for! And after all that looking I finally found this one on Amazon that has been perfect! 

Cutting Board Set 

Cutting Board Set 

This cutting board set is dishwasher safe (even the large board fits well in the dishwasher!) and it’s under $20. If you need to upgrade, or are shopping for college students, this is a great option!

Silicone Cups 

Silicone Cups 

Living my absolute BEST summer life right now! If you’re looking for the perfect cup for your whole family by the pool, look no further! These silicone cups are not only fun and colorful but virtually indestructible! We’ve been using them at the pool a lot this summer! They are not inexpensive but they will last you FOREVER, so I feel like they’re a worthy investment especially if you’ve got kiddos! Option with a lid here

Retro Cocktail Napkins

Retro Cocktail Napkins // Retro Cocktail Napkins

I came across these cocktail napkins on Amazon, and I found them too funny not to purchase! I set these out at my latest girls night, and we may or may not have laughed too hard reading them! :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

Weber Deluxe Grilling Basket

Weber Deluxe Grilling Basket [Large]

If the weather is nice you can find us grilling and eating outside as much as possible! I love grilled veggies and this basket is perfect for cookin’ up squash, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, you name it! 

Amazon Beauty Finds

Color Wow Dream Cocktail

Color Wow Dream Cocktail

Sun, pool, beach, humidity, heat…. My hair has seen better days and during the Summer it lacks its usual shine and healthiness. I’ve been using It’s a 10 and loved it but needed something a little extra to give it a boost! I’ve heard amazing things about Color Wow products so when I saw this Dream Cocktail product I had to give it a try! After one use, my hair instantly felt and looked healthier and shinier!  One small pump on towel dried hair, style like usual and you will see the difference! My Summer hair will never be the same, and in a good way! 

Heated Eyelash Curler

Heated Eyelash Curler

Just like using the heat on your hair holds it better [think curling iron or straightener], using heat on your lashes works the same way! For years I’ve hit my curling iron with the heat from the blow dryer for a second or two to heat it up, but now I just saw this heated eyelash curler! Simply turn it on and give it 15 seconds or so, and you’ll have a slightly warmed eyelash curler for a day’s worth of perfectly curled lashes!

EltaMD Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 40

EltaMD Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 40

EltaMD is taking over the internet! I’ve been seeing this viral tinted moisturizer everywhere (apparently, it’s the same moisturizer that Hailey Bieber uses) and needed to give it a try this summer! It’s lightweight and can be worn alone or under your makeup! Note: this is the moisturizing & hydrating option (great for my dehydrated summer skin!) while Lauren’s EltaMD Restore moisturizer is an anti-aging version that helps to restore sun damaged skin!  

Friska Focus Boost Supplement 

Friska Focus Boost Supplement 

For the last couple years I’ve been dealing with the mid afternoon slump where I can’t seem to focus, feel like I need a nap and so sluggish. No matter what I changed about my diet I still felt that slump and I don’t care for coffee so that wasn’t an option. I’ve been taking Friska’s Women’s Multivitamin for over a year and loved it, so when I saw this Focus Boost I decided to give it a try! I’m shocked at how well it works, no jittery feeling, the perfect little pick me up and no crash! I finally feel like I can get things done without the dreaded afternoon tired feeling! 

EltaMD UV Restore SPF 40 Tinted Moisturizer

EltaMD UV Restore SPF 40 Tinted Moisturizer

I’d been hearing amazing things about this EltaMD tinted sunscreen everywhere lately and had to give it a try over the 4th of July weekend! Confirmed. I love it. I get the hype. Nice and lightweight and can be worn alone or under makeup, and adds just the sliiiightest color coverage to your face! Note*  There are a few different types of EltaMD tinted moisturizers, but this one is specifically for anti-aging and sun damage! 

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Thanks to my high school days of overplucking I now have the worst eyebrows… While I haven’t gone the route of lamination, I decided to try this under $6 eyebrow gel and it works like a charm! I simply fill in my eyebrows like normal then take the spooly brush over them and the gel works like magic making my brows look fuller and less janky [lol] If you’re eyebrows are in the same boat as mine, highly recommend this product!

Random Amazon Finds

Bunch-O-Balloons Water Balloons

Bunch-O-Balloons Water Balloons

Whoever invented these rapid-filling water ballons is a genius and deserves every prize possible. Shawn was skeptical when I opened them and told him he could fill 100 balloons in 60 seconds, but he put it to the test, and voila, the package doesn’t lie! You simply take your hose to the nozzle of the balloons, watch ’em fill up, and the best part: you don’t even have to tie them! They already are tied, you just take them off their sticks and they are ready to go! Summertime kids must!

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell

Another genius invention — this adjustable kettlebell is what workout dreams are made of! You can have it go anywhere from 8 pounds up to 40 pounds without taking up any extra room in your workout area for weights. It all stacks on top of each other, you turn the knob to your desired weight, it will attach the weights accordingly, you do your workout, and then set it back on the base and you’re set! I bought this for Shawn for his birthday and he is loving it — the workouts you can do with a kettlebell are killer, but that summer body appreciates it 😉

Jewelry Cleaner

Jewelry Cleaner

I noticed my jewelry [pieces I wear daily] was in desperate need of being cleaned but didn’t have the solution to properly clean them or the time to take them to the jewelers! After searching all over Amazon, I found this Jewelry Cleaner product with over 34,000 reviews and decided to give it a try! While my jewelry needed a little more work to get it clean, this worked great! It comes with everything including a small bristled brush to get in the nooks and crannies and clean my pieces so well! They’re back to their sparkly clean selves and I couldn’t be happier! 

Car Seat Cover for Pets 

Car Seat Cover for Pets 

We have two doodles that ride in the car pretty frequently! My seats are beige leather, so keeping them clean is a challenge! I found this under $30 waterproof seat cover and it’s already keeping muddy paws off my seats! 

Radiate: 90 Devotions to Reflect the Heart of Jesus

Radiate: 90 Devotions to Reflect the Heart of Jesus

I stumbled up on this devotional a few weeks back and have been loving it! A few minutes of quiet time each day with these straightforward, uplifting messages on the heart of Jesus is just what I needed to add into my day.

Slice Micro

Slice Micro

My kids are constantly asking to help open all of the packages that arrive (hazard of the job) but I typically don’t let them because there’s just something a little unsettling about a 7 year old trying to maneuver open scissors. This Slice Micro fits perfectly in his hand, doesn’t take up much space in our drawer, and allows packages to be opened with ease for all of us!

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