Favorite Amazon Finds of 2019

2019 Amazon Round Up

So I drafted this post over a month ago and life has just gotten CRAZY! I was taking time off to myself after grad school and focusing on work as I was working on a big project and it is finally complete resulting in a PROMOTION!!!

Now that that is over and I am feeling refreshed, here is a post I should have done at the very end of the year… only a month late.

I use amazon for almost everything as most of us do. When I moved into my place and as I have continued to settle in i started ordering a tone of stuff for organization and decor. I also follow a tone of bloggers that get a shit ton of  beauty and clothes off of Amazon.

Organization Items

I may be a hot mess and have shit all over my apartment, BUT it all has a place. I love organizing because it makes it so much easier to put things away! During the week I pretty much come home, drop everything, do homework when I was in school, then go to bed – hence why my apartment is a disaster.

ANYWAYS- There are a few items I absolutely love that help organize all my shit. I have like 50 pairs of shoes, and didn’t know what to do with them in my new closet. I orders a Boot Rack and this over the door hanger!

Also, this so handy to organize all my make-up organizer. I don’t wear make-up regularly, but I do like wearing it on a nice night out or special occasion. I did Ipsy for a while so  I have a tone of samples, this just keeps everything organized. Also, I only do laundry like twice a month because I am lazy lol, so I have multiple Laundry basket. I have one in my closet and one in my bathroom, this Narrow Laundry Basket  makes it easy for me to pick up all the clothes I just throw on the ground easily and doesn’t take up a tone of space.

Tech

I don’t know about you, but when I spend over $800 on an iPhone, I am going to make sure that I do everything in my power to protect it. I have used this brand of Glass Screen Protector for years and it has saved my life several times. ALSO, my first day having my apple watch I scratched it. This Apple Watch Protector

is one of the best purchases I have ever made, and it is only $8. I have the iPhone XR in yellow, so I didn’t want to hide the color- this clear Phone Case is gelly and super protective. I drop my phone ALLLL the time and it’s been good so far!

Beauty

Now. We all want to keep our hair from breaking skin flawless. I am so happy I have purchased the following items, they have changed my life. I bought these Silk Scrunchies

to sleep in because I hate sleeping with my hair down but was finding a tone of breakage. After a tone of research and previously purchasing these Satin Pillow Cases,

my hair started improving and I decided to get these scrunchies – they work, plus they are super cheap. The satin pillow case also helps your skin with acne and wrinkles. Plus it keeps your hair fluffy and makes the dry shampoo work easier.

I have a tone of hair and blowouts are not the easiest. I have the T3 hairdryer and curling iron, but wanted straight blow outs. I needed a good round brush and this Round Blowout Brush is it! I love it, the heat and air is perfectly distributed and I can go like 3 days between washes. Also, combined with the scrunchies and pillow cases, my hair has never felt healthier.

Home

I think that I end up getting everything for my home on amazon. If not than target or wayfair – but mostly amazon. I love being a prime member, I really do. Everything comes like the next day!

I don’t personally have this item, James bought it for Christmas with a gift card he got, but we use my amazon account for everything. He actually uses his Ninja Blender everyday to make a smoothie now that I got him into Orgain Protein Powder. It is amazing. I have the Cuisinart Smoothie Blender in White which is actually $7 off right now and on prime shipping. I did not get mine on amazon, I bought it at Crate and Barrel when it first came out.

Now time for my pride and joy… my Crockpots. Most of the recipes that I post have my crockpots tagged on them. If you saw my last post, I have two crockpots. This 4.5 Quart one and also a smaller 1 quart for sauces. I did have a 7 Quart crockpot, however one of my old roommates melted the nob, so I left it when I moved. For now, these are perfect for just me – once Jay and I move in together, I will most likely get a larger one too.

If you are a city girl like me and like to go to classes after work, this is the cutest  Yoga Mat Bag, it comes in like 1 million colors too. Super cheap, but really good quality. It has tones of pockets too to hold your keys, wallet, and phone.

#savetheturtles! I try to be as sustainable as possible which is why I bought these Stainless Steel Reusable Straws! I have half of them at my house and the other half in my desk. I try to use them everything I get an Ice coffee or a fountain soda. Best of all, they are dishwasher safe! #lazypeopleunite

We all know I love my macrame hangers I mentioned in my That Plant Parent Life post, these Plant Pots are so cute and match my decor perfectly!

THAT is a roundup of my favorite amazon finds from 2019. I have already ordered several things from amazon this year including my Robot Vacuum that I am loving and it has been less than 24 hours. I want to make this a quarterly post. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. and as always thanks for reading!!

XOXO

Tay

Self Tanner Review

Hi Everyone!

I am sure all my pale skin people can relate, self tanners can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. I recently decided to try a few different self tanners and review them. I have very fair skin and do not tan what so ever, most self tanners turn me orange, however I have found a few that I like!

A few tips that I have seen other bloggers post and they for sure work. One is to moisturize your knees, feet, elbows, and hands with your regular moisturizer before you use it and it helps.

Neutrogena Build-a-Tan

This was prob my favorite one. I felt that the color it gave me was natural, and it was easy to build. It is definitely one that you need to use sparingly. The first time I put it on I put way too much on. I was very streaky. You need to use only a little if you are fare, and make sure you rub it all in, it will leave marks. It does take forever to dry, I feel like I have to stand in front of the AC. The scent is actually pretty nice, I usually am super sensitive. I would give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Jergens Instant Sun – Sunless Tanning Mousse

I did really like the color that this mousse gave me, and it dries really fast. It is a little more difficult to put on. I first did it by hand, but it turned my hands brown even thought I washed them right after and between applications. I saw that some people put it on with a microfiber glove, well I didn’t have a glove so I used a microfiber cloth and it didnt turn my hands brown haha! But over all I would give this one a 4 out of 5 Stars.

Up and Up Self Tanning Daily Moisturizer

This is one I wear in the winter. It doesn’t turn you orange and it doesn’t really leave streaks. However, the color isn’t as deep as the ones above. This just takes away some of the paleness. It is easier than the other two to put on however. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars. For some reason I can’t find this one, but it is suppose to be similar to Jergens

I still want to try a few more brands, but for the rest of the summer I’m going to just use the rest of what I have between these three. I do want to try Neutrogena Micromist Airbrush Sunless Tanning Spray.

If you try any others you feel work well, please let me know! I am always looking to try new items.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Tay