Hello. My name is Allison and I am an Amazon Addict. I'm not looking for help with that, although I'm sure my husband might appreciate it if I did. Instead, I'm here to share my absolute favorite things I've purchased from my absolute favorite store. It was somewhat difficult to narrow down the list, since I buy almost everything - from my kids' shoes to my clothes and make-up to household furnishings and essentials - from the online retail giant. But, I managed. Here are my favorite things that I have purchased from Amazon.
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This Kitchen Utensil That Does It All
via: AmazonSometimes, a kitchen tool comes into your life that makes your life so much easier that you wish you could buy it in bulk and hand one out to every one of your friend and family members. This thing really does do it all, from draining to stirring to chopping to turning and countless other things that I can't even remember right now. Buy it. You won't regret it.
These Harperton Nail Clippers Will Be The Last Ones You Ever Buy
If you haven't tried a REAL pair of nail clippers, trust me, you need to. It's a completely different (and far superior) experience from those $2 clippers.
This Toning Sleep Mask That's Cheap AND Effective
via: AmazonI love lazy skincare. If I can wake up in the morning with better-looking skin, I'm all for it. So when my sister-in-law told me about this toning sleep mask, I knew I had to try it out. It uses vitamin C to fade dark spots and unevenness, and my skin is noticeably brighter every time I wake up. Just slather it on and hit the sack!
This Back-Stretching Cushion That's Seriously Addicting
via: AmazonOkay, hear me out on this one. I know this thing looks scary. In fact, you'd probably imagine it would feel awful to place any part of your body on something so spiky. But trust me, it isn't. Just the opposite, actually. My back is still screwed up from pregnancy, but after laying on this for just 10 minutes, it feels completely healed.
This Fine Art Mashup Jigsaw Puzzle That Looks Like an Optical Illusion
This might seem like an odd item for this list, but I'm including it for two reasons… One the "result" is incredible. Watching this puzzle come together and then seeing it when it was finished was so fun. And then, two, it is absolutely beautiful enough to be hung up for all to see. Glued and framed, this puzzle is stunning as wall art. And if you've ever bought art, you know this is a very cheap price point.
This Eye Cream That Can Help Reduce Puffiness
The worst part of my morning is waking up with puffy eyes — but conversely, the best part is getting rid of them with this soothing eye cream. Not only does it help get rid of puffiness, but the tri-peptide blend also works to help firm up wrinkled skin. Dab it gently underneath your eyes, and its matte finish means you won't have to walk around looking glossy.
Using These Dirt Cheap Drain Snakes Will Both Disgust And Fascinate YouWhen you first snake your drain, you might gag. Then you're gonna wonder where all that hair came from. Then you're gonna be so happy you spent $5 instead of calling in a plumber. Then you still might gag. Then you'll move right on to the next drain.
These Hair Coils Never Pull, Tangle, or Get Stuck no Matter How Messy Your Messy Bun is
via: AmazonAwhile back I saw a curly hair life-hack video that showed a woman twisting her hair up into a tight, high bun, and wrapping it with one of these Hair Coils before going to bed. In the morning, instead of bent, crushed, messy, horrible curls, her little bun unraveled into neat ringlets and waves. I immediately bought the hair ties and my morning hair is 1000x better than it ever was before.
This Blackhead Scrubber That's Like An Instagram Filter IRL
via: AmazonBlackheads are stubborn little devils, aren't they? It seems like, no matter how hard you scrub, they simply won't budge, and it seems like everyone is staring at them whenever you leave the house. If you struggle with blackheads, it's time to call in this adorable little ghost, who uses things like charcoal and black mud to send them packing.
I Got The Original Butter Bell Crock as a Gift For My Husband, Our Resident Toast Eater
via: AmazonI never fully appreciated the problem of hard to spread butter, but it was a frustration my husband faced on the regular. Even as a seldom toast eater, it is not an overstatement to say that the Butter Bell Crock is a life changer. Soft, spreadable butter is one of this world's true and pure pleasures. And you deserve it.
This Retinol Moisturizer With Tons Of Vitamin A
Apply a thin layer of this retinol moisturizer to your face day and night — vitamin A can help reduce the frequency of breakouts, as well as speed up healing. It's safe for all types of skin, and there's even some hyaluronic acid in there to help lock moisture into your skin.
This Charging Station Dock Can Bring Peace and Harmony to Your Family
via: AmazonHave you ever had a my-phone-is-more-dead-than-yours argument with someone you love? If so, then I suggest buying one of these Charging Station Docks. It tames the mess, and eliminates the competition for chargers.
These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets
via: AmazonThrow out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution to soft and static-free clothes.
This Mascara Is A Total Steal
via: AmazonThis under-the-radar sleeper hit is the only mascara you need in your beauty arsenal. It gives you so much volume it looks like you're wearing false lashes and lasts all day without smearing or flaking. Those 20,000+ reviews tell you it's gonna be good, and it costs less than your morning coffee shop visit!
A Bottle Of Ferulic Acid That Helps Even Out Your Skin Tone
Ever notice how your complexion can vary wildly in color from spot to spot? This bottle of ferulic acid helps fix that. Not only does it work to even out your skin tone, but it's also chock-full of nourishing vitamins C and E. Just add a few drops to your fingertips, then dab it all over your face for the best results.
This Styling Tool Caddy That Clears Up Clutter
via: AmazonAn issue with having a small bathroom is the lack of space for my hundreds of hair tools. My hairdryer, straightener, multiple brushes, and countless hair products take up a lot of room, and there was never a good place to put all of that stuff until I bought this brilliant over-the-door basket. I don't know how I lived so long without this thing in my life!
My Number One Favorite Thing Ever is My Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug
This is a fancy (and expensive but totally worth it) mug and it is the best thing I've ever owned. You know how as you drink a cup of coffee you anticipate the colder and colder temperature, and how you take that last sip knowing it will be tepid and unpleasant? Well, the Ember Mug changes all of that. Your last sip of coffee is just as hot as your first and it will blow your mind every day for at least a month while you get used to this new, glorious life you lead.
This Silk Pillowcase That Makes My Hair Sleek AF
via: AmazonI have a LOT of thick, wavy hair, and most days I wake up looking like a hairy Medussa. It's always a total pain to brush out, and I usually end up just throwing it up into a messy bun. But with this silk pillowcase, not only is my hair ridiculously soft and manageable in the morning, but my skin has started clearing up, too.
This Moisturizer Specifically Made For Dry Skin
Thirsty skin is no match for this bio-complex moisturizer! The blend of squalane, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin gives it a silky feeling as it glides onto your skin, locking in moisture for hours — and a little even goes a long way. Plus, it's made without any parabens, fragrances, or sulfates.
These Organizer Bins That Get Your Food In Check
via: AmazonHey, why not organize your whole fridge while you're at it? I bought these organizer bins one day when I was especially frustrated with my messy refrigerator and I've never looked back. Everything is so ridiculously tidy and easy to find. It's almost like I'm living in some stranger's house who cleans regularly and actually folds their clothes and puts them away instead of just leaving it in the dryer for days at a time.
This Kitchen Drawer Organizer That's Oh-So Clever
via: AmazonOur kitchen, like our bathroom, also suffers from a serious lack of drawer space. (Ah, the joys of owning an almost 100-year-old home). So because of this, we're forced to improvise in order to get all of our kitchen essentials to fit. This utensil holder holds all of our spoons, forks, and knives and takes up hardly any space in our drawer. Brilliant!
This Container Lid Organizer That Solves An Annoying Problem
via: AmazonWhat is it about food storage containers that make it impossible to find matching lids? They always seem to disappear completely, and I often have a lid for every size except the one I actually need for leftovers. This clever little organizer gives you the perfect spot for all your tops so this irritating problem disappears instead of your lids.
This Hanging Shelf That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is
via: AmazonOh, look! A hanging shelf for me to display all of my succulents! Seriously, though, I couldn't believe my luck when this shelf arrived in the mail. It looked much more expensive than it actually was, and was so simple to put together and hang that I was able to accomplish it in about 10 minutes. I want one for every room.
A Bottle Of Vitamin C That Can Brighten Your Skin
Give your skin a few drops of this vitamin C after you've cleansed, but before you apply your moisturizer. Not only will it help moisturize your complexion, but it can also help brighten skin so that your complexion is left glowing. And unlike some bottles of vitamin C, this one is safe for all types of skin.
A Fun and Cool Puzzle of the Earth
This jigsaw puzzle is an amazing choice and one of the most useful tools in the fight against boredom. This gorgeous high-resolution puzzle from Blue Kazoo Games features a stunning photo taken of the earth, and I can promise you'll be completely blown away by the clarity and brilliant colors. I would buy this over and over.
This Coconut Oil Cream is the Perfect Body Lotion and it Smells Amazing
via: AmazonI love this little tub of Coconut Oil Cream. I use it daily and my eczema-prone daughter also uses it to keep dry, itchy skin at bay. It doesn't have a strong, lingering, perfume-y smell and it will leave your skin baby soft.
This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint
via: AmazonIt kills germs, mold, freshens air, and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.
This Travel Makeup Bag That's A Must For Trips
via: AmazonBecause of my flexible job, I'm able to travel a lot and work from wherever I am. You'd think this would have made me an expert packer, but sadly, I'm still totally clueless when it comes to packing my essentials. This handy toiletry bag gives me the perfect amount of room for all of my bathroom must-haves while still being totally compact.
I Was Totally Surprised By How Much I Like This Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel
via: AmazonI bought this microfiber hair towel mostly for the button. I wanted something that would stay easily and securely in place, rather than using my giant, cumbersome, and completely not secure regular towel as a hair wrap. What I didn't expect was how much this improved my hair. It really does make it less frizzy and more curly. I don't know how or why, and I don't care. I love this thing.
This Rotating Makeup Organizer That Makes Me Look SO Grown-Up
via: AmazonOur house only has one full bathroom, and the two drawers are so jam-packed with my various tubes of lotion and various other skincare products that they barely open. This makeup organizer not only provides the perfect spot for everything, but it also adds an extra dose of glam to my countertop. I actually want to show off my toiletries now instead of just shove them in a drawer!
This Charcoal Balancing Mask Is Free of Fragrances and Parabens
I don't know about you, but one thing I always look for in skincare products is purity. I don't want a bunch of chemicals on my face, and I definitely don't want fragrances. This charcoal balancing mask is free of those irritants, and it leaves your skin feeling revitalized. Just apply a thin layer to clean skin and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse it off with warm water while massaging your skin. Your face will feel fresh and new!
With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block
via: AmazonThere are literally decades of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the Trycooling Brush.
I Know my Sheets are Softer Than Your Sheets Because Mine are These Brushed Microfiber Sheets
via: AmazonFirst of all, these Brushed Microfiber Sheets are crazy inexpensive. King sized sheets for under $30? Yes! But they are also ridiculously soft. Just buy them. Trust me.
A Bottle Of Hyaluronic Acid Made Without Any Parabens
Throw out your face lotion and switch over to moisturizing with this hyaluronic acid. It's got a lightweight texture that melts effortlessly into the skin — and unlike lotion, this stuff won't clog your pores. As for some anecdotal evidence? I used to have constant breakouts whenever I moisturized with lotion, but switching over to hyaluronic acid has completely cleared up my complexion.
This Car Emergency Kit That Gives You Peace Of Mind
via: AmazonI'm a naturally anxious person, and I tend to think of things in terms of worst-case scenarios. Because of this, I like to be prepared for absolutely any situation. This car emergency kit makes me feel much more relaxed on the road because I know that if something should happen, I've got everything I need to get through it safely.
These Storage Containers Get Amazing Reviews
via: AmazonYou can use these BPA-free storage containers to store, well, darn near anything but they're especially useful for food, coffee and herbs since they vacuum seal to keep freshness in. Pop one full of trail mix in your bag for a quick work snack, use another to store cookies or pet treats or organize your whole pantry. These extremely highly rated containers come in a million colors to customize your storage easily so you never mix up kibble and coffee!
This Handbag Holder That Attaches To Your Headrest
via: AmazonMy car is, in a word, messy. I usually just throw my bag onto the floor every time I hop in and watch as the entire contents spill out everywhere, which not only makes my car a mess but can also be a distraction while driving. This hook attaches directly onto my seat so my purse stays safe and my floors stay (slightly) less messy.
These Flame Lightbulbs Are Fire
via: AmazonLooking to add a little old-fashioned touch to your lighting but don't want to use actual fire and burn down your house? These flame lightbulbs are the answer - they flicker like the real thing. Four modes including flicking flame, gravity induced (where the flame is upside down), general light and something called "breathing mode" look incredibly cool whether you use them inside to replace pricey Edison bulbs or in outside lanterns.
I Use Aroma Naturals Vitamin K Moisturizing Cream as a Night Cream in the Summer, and a Daily Moisturizer in the Winter
via: AmazonI first stumbled across this Vitamin K Moisturizing Cream after my dermatologist recommended an extremely expensive vitamin K cream. Instead, this affordable cream did the trick. It's moisturizing enough for me as a night cream in the summer, when my skin tends to need a little less, and it's perfect as a daily moisturizer under my makeup in the winter when my skin tends to be drier.
These Biotin Vitamins Are A Spa-Day In a Jar
If you're not much of a "daily vitamin" person, this bottle might finally make you a believer. Each serving delivers 5000 mcg of biotin, which supports your metabolism and promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails. So basically, you'll look and feel better just by popping a pill every day.
My Living Room Has Four Sets of These Window Curtain Panels and I Love Them
via: AmazonWindow treatments can be crazy expensive! I was determined to find curtains I loved without going broke. I bought and returned several sets from Amazon in my hunt for the perfect curtains, and then I found these window panels. They finish my room beautifully and and look much more expensive than they are.
This Bra Liner That You Need. Trust Me.
via: AmazonDo you sweat a lot? Don't be embarrassed. I sweat a ton. It's always been a secret shame of mine since all my girlfriends seem to be dainty, sweat-free creatures while I'm constantly trying to cover up my pit stains and under-boob wetness marts. This under-bra liner solves that embarrassing problem and gives me way more confidence when I'm doing anything active.
This Cast Iron Cleaner That Won't Ruin Your Skillets
via: AmazonHere's another embarrassing confession for you: The first time I bought a cast-iron skillet, I put it in the dishwasher to clean it. You can problem guess what happened after that, right? Correct. It came out covered in rust. Thankfully, I've since learned not to do that, and now clean my skillet with this awesome chainmail cast iron cleaner called "The Ringer".
Your Dog Will Love Training Sessions with These Tasty Treats
The only thing my dog loves more than his ball is food. Seriously, it makes training a lot easier. Made in the US, these training treats include the finest ingredients around, so I can rest knowing that I am giving them only the best. And the taste of chicken is pretty good too!
Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste is the Perfect Mix of Hot, Sweet, and Tangy
via: AmazonMy favorite hot sauce isn't hot sauce at all. I was introduced to Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste by a Korean friend years ago and it has since become a staple in my fridge. It makes everything better.
These Heated Beauty Mitts That Transform Rough Hands
via: AmazonI have a four-month-old son, which means that I wash my hands roughly a million times per day. Because of this, the skin on my hands has been extra dry every since he was born. Enter these heated beauty mitts. I had no idea such a thing existed until a friend told me about how amazing they were, and now I tell pretty much everyone I see to buy them which showing off my insanely soft, silky skin.
These Compression High Waist Leggings Are the Most Non-See-Through Leggings I've Ever Had
As a mom who works from home, I'm pretty much an expert on leggings. Do I have many pairs from different brands? Yes. Do I wear them all? Nope. Instead, I bought multiple pairs of these Compression High Waist Leggings because they're the most comfortable for lounging or working out, and they are completely not see through. Go ahead and bend over in front of your mirror - these leggings stay completely opaque.
These Pearl and Gold Eye Patches That Wake Up Your Face
via: AmazonMy 4-month-old still wakes up several times throughout the night, and the bags under my eyes have gotten so bad that I look like the walking dead most days. Knowing about my sleep-deprived status, my high school friend Ashley bought some of these so I could enjoy some Mommy pampering time. I can't tell you what a crazy difference these things make. I actually look human again!
These Popular Pimple Patches That Save My Skin
via: AmazonAnd speaking of lazy skincare products, these patches are pretty much as foolproof as you can get. I'm a pale redhead with horribly sensitive, acne-prone skin, so I tend to get a new zit pretty much every week. These patches shrink my pimples overnight. I don't know how they work, but they're basically magic, and I'll never stop buying them.
This Over-the-Door Shoe Rack That Organizes My Space
via: AmazonI have a lot of pairs of shoes. Too many, according to my husband. And since we have limited closet space, it's caused many arguments. Luckily, I bought this shoe rack before we entirely stopped speaking to each other. It hangs securely on the back of our closet door, so it not only doubles our storage space but also keeps my precious shoes from getting crushed or damaged. Score!
This Vitamin C Serum Works WondersVitamin C serum is what you need. It contains the same ingredients as a fancy-pants version that costs over $150! The before and after photos are mind-blowing, and it has over 2,000 great reviews.
And Now For Something Completely Different. My Favorite Recent Find is This 2-Person Inflatable Kayak
via: AmazonMy husband and I have wanted kayaks for years. But they're big and expensive, and we'd have to invest in a car rack, and a garage rack, and the whole thing seemed like too much of an investment for something we'd only use a few times per year. Then, this summer, we found these 2-Person Inflatable Kayaks. THESE ARE AWESOME. They inflate easily and in no time. They can easily be used as double kayaks. And the best part is that when we're done, it takes about 5-10 minutes to deflate them and fold them away into their carrying bags to easily fit into our car. Every time we've taken them out people have approached us to ask where they can buy them. I'm starting to think I should be sponsored by Intex.
These Laundry Bags for Bras That Keep Them Safe
via: AmazonAfter years of just throwing my expensive bras into the washer and dryer and cursing my own stupidity when they came out completely mangled, I finally decided to wash my delicates a bit more, well, delicately. That's where these bra bags come in. They keep them safe and secure doing a load so they come out of the dryer in the same shape they went into it with.
This Moon PuzzleThat I Completed In Two Days
This puzzle can be framed after completion to hang on your wall for the rest of time! How cool is that? It's super fun to put together and a little bit challenging, too.
This Hair Brush Cleaner That I Didn't Realize I REALLY Needed
via: AmazonWhen was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? If you're like me, the answer is probably "never". "Clean my hairbrush?" you might be thinking to yourself. "Why would I need to do that?" If I told you about all of the horrifying things that are currently trapped between your bristles, you'd probably be scarred for life. So get this thing and take care of business.
This Travel Razor That's Seriously Brilliant
via: AmazonOkay, so I know this portable razor is meant for traveling, but do you want to hear a secret? I actually keep this thing in my purse at all times. There have been multiple instances where I've ventured out with my legs exposed only to look down and notice a huge patch of hair that I missed. This thing has my back during hairy situations.
This Cotton Swab Holder That's Majorly Cute
via: AmazonIf I could, I would cover my whole house in succulents. Okay, so there's probably nothing stopping me from doing this, but it might make me look a bit insane. That's why I was so thrilled when I discovered this cotton swab holder that's designed to look like an adorable succulent. It's like they were thinking of me when they designed this thing.
I Now Have Several of These Ceramic Non-Stick Frypans and I Use Them Daily
via: AmazonUnlike other versions of non-stick cookware, these ceramic pans hold up well over time, stay truly non-stick, and still manage to brown foods nicely. I have these in several sizes, and some ceramic pots as well, but I especially love the large covered pan. My favorite dinners to make are the one-pot variety and this pan is perfect for that.
This Mystical Fire Delights Kids And Adults
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These fire color packets turn your standard campfire into something magical. Just throw a handful onto the flames, and suddenly they're glowing all the colors of the rainbow! Kids and maybe adults will think you're part wizard...or at least less of a muggle. (Also works for indoor fireplaces in case you're not the outdoorsy type.) Totally love these for our family trip to the lake every year - the kids are gonna flip out!
This Microplush Heated Throw Puts All Other Throw Blankets to Shame
via: AmazonI received this as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and it has since become my go-to when I need a gift for someone. The best way to describe how awesome it is to sit under this Heated Throw is this: think of having a warm, soft, cuddly cat on your lap on a cold winter's day, but this cat is big enough to cover all of you, but without any of the cat downsides. OK, it's really not like being smothered by a giant cat, but it's very warm and snuggly.
This Calf Stretcher Feels Like Heaven
Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about a whole device just to stretch your calf, but the reviews won me over. People with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis SWEAR by this thing - everyone gives it an enthusiastic ten toes up. Selected review: "Easy to use, is also good for hamstrings and other potentially troublesome muscles that need stretching to avoid problems. I used it daily and my plantar troubles were gone within a couple of weeks. This one gets a 100% rating from this aging being."
This Tiny Gadget That Charges Your Devices And Adds Bluetooth Functionality To Your Car
via: AmazonI have a fairly old car that doesn't have Bluetooth built into it. So, in order to modernize it a bit, I bought this Anker SmartCharge device. It plugs right into my USB outlet and allows me to make hands-free calls while also charging my devices at the same time. So for under $25 bucks, I was able to give my car a MAJOR upgrade.