I buy a lot of stuff online. It's a bit of a problem, actually. I'll be working on something on my computer during the day, minding my own business, thinking I'm being super productive, and suddenly find myself on Amazon with eight or nine new items in my cart. And because of this online shopping addiction, I believe I've become a bit of a pro when it comes to the best products out there.
The following items have totally upgraded my life, and if I were you, I'd buy every last one of them, including the rubber chicken purse.
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This 2-in-1 Portable Charger That Keeps Your Devices Charged On-The-Go
via: AmazonI'll admit it: I'm addicted to my smartphone. I'm on it constantly, and when it starts to die when I'm out and about without access to a charger I get incredibly anxious. I also completely rely on it to get around, since I have a horrible sense of direction. This portable charger also works as a power bank I never have to worry about that little blinking battery sign again.
You Too Can Always Have Soft Spreadable Butter With This Butter Bell Crock
via: AmazonIt is not an overstatement to say that the Butter Bell Crock will change your life. This ingenious contraption keeps your hydrophobic butter submerged in water so it stays fresh (but never wet, because: science!) and always spreadable right on your countertop.
This Cozy Sweater Jacket Is A Stylish WorkhorseReader, I have a confession - I do own this sweater jacket now because I just couldn't stop thinking about how COZY it looked! And it was worth. every. penny. It comes in a bunch of different fleecy colors and is a definite outfit-maker, just popping it over black leggings and a tee makes you look off-duty model chic with zero effort.
This Shower Caddy That Even Holds Your Phone
via: AmazonMy bathroom is tiny. TINY. I can barely fit a toothbrush in there, so it's safe to say that I have a serious storage problem. In an effort to fix this issue, I bought this adhesive bathroom shelf, and it's been a total game-changer. It sticks securely to the tile of my shower so it takes up minimal space, and holds everything I could possibly need in the shower, including my phone!
This Ponycap That Solves An Annoying Problem
via: AmazonI have very thick hair that has a mind of its own. For years, I longed to be able to rock a casual baseball cap on a hot summer day. The problem? My long locks simply won't allow it. I'm either forced to wear it down which looks weird with a cap on, or awkwardly shove it through the hole in the back which looks, well, awkward. This Ponycap has a specific spot for my hair to go through, and I can't wait to wear it all summer long.
This Makeup Bag That's Incredibly CuteLook. I know this bag is advertised as a lunch tote, but I use it for makeup since it's a little too small for lunches. The inside is coated with foil to help prevent stains in case of spills, and the canvas fabric is pretty durable. Besides, it's only $3 — what's not to like?
These Pet Cords That Keep Your Critters From Ruining Your Electronics
via: AmazonMy dog chews on everything. If it looks expensive, she'll try to destroy it. This is definitely the case when it comes to cords, which not only causes damage but can be dangerous for her as well. These Pet Cords create a barrier so my electronics are protected and I can easily cut them to the exact sizes I need.
This Accessory Organizer That Makes You Instantly Organized
via: AmazonStaying organized isn't really my thing. To be honest, I'm a natural slob. I work from home, and my desk is always in such a state that it takes me half an hour to find a pencil. So when I stumbled upon this accessory organizer on Amazon, I figured it was probably time to grow up and get it together. Luckily, this thing makes it easy. I literally just randomly stick all of the stuff on my desk in this thing and it's completely transformed.
These summer sandals are comfy and cute -- and they go with everything!I love a shoe that manages to pull off stylish and comfy at once. These gorgeous sandals come in 21 colors! I'm partial to the red, but there's also a beautiful teal, a neutral taupe, a sassy zebra print and more. They have nylon straps, rubber soles and would look great with dresses or pants.
This Silicone Bottle Brush That Will Make You Swear Off Sponges Forever
via: AmazonIf you think about it, sponges are gross. And for some reason, I think about it a lot. They're soggy, smelly, and basically just spread around more germs instead of actually removing them. My husband knows how much I detest sponges, and recently surprised me with this silicone bottle brush. It fits into every nook and cranny and never gets that dreaded mildew-y smell.
This Pantry Organizer That Takes Up Minimal Space
via: Amazon / LorraineI love my house, but I don't love the non-existent amount of storage. My kitchen has a total of two drawers and two cabinets, and I'm constantly trying to find clever ways to store all of my pantry items and spice. This pantry organizer has completely transformed my kitchen, and it's allowed me to finally take my curry powder out of my bathroom.
This Crossbody Bag that Comes in My Favorite ColorI LOVE green. In fact, now that I think about it, most of my accessories are some sort of greenish color. That now includes this crossbody bag, which is a beautiful emerald hue and compact size that won't weigh me down. Plus, it comes in roughly a billion different colors so you can find one in your favorite color, too. Unfortunately, this item has now sold out in the green but we found a similar one we think you might also like in the samekelly green.
This Minimalist Toothbrush Holder That's Cute And Clever
via: AmazonRemember what I said about barely being able to fit a toothbrush into my tiny bathroom? That wasn't a joke. I literally have nowhere to put it. I have a pedestal sink and zero cabinet space. This toothbrush holder is not only incredibly small, but it's also incredibly chic at the same time. It almost makes me forget how much I hate my bathroom!
These Onion Goggles That Turn Off The Water Works
via: AmazonI put onion and garlic in pretty much everything I make. And while I love the spicy, savory flavor that onions add, I hate how much it burns my eyes. I look like I just watched Old Yeller every time I chop it. These onion goggles are ridiculously brilliant. The cushy foam keeps onion fumes out so my eyes stay dry.
Keep Glasses Safe and Close at Hand With This Plush Eyeglasses HolderI have several family members who need this plush eyeglasses holder immediately. Perfect for bedside, desk, or bathroom, this holder has a weighted, magnetic bottom to help it stay in place, providing a soft landing for your glasses when you're not wearing them.
This Seat Cushion Set That Does Wonders For My Back
via: AmazonAbout a month ago, I noticed some horrible back pain that never seemed to go away. No matter how much I stretched, slept with a pillow between my legs, or forced my husband to give me back rubs, it still hurt. And then, it donned on me: My office chair was to blame. This seat cushion aligns my spin when I sit and it's made a huge difference.
This Magnifying Mirror That Shows You What Your Face Actually Looks Like
via: AmazonOkay, so I get how the thought of looking at yourself with 15X magnification sounds rather terrifying. And it is, at first. It turns out my skin looks much, much different than I thought it did and I've been using the wrong shade of foundation for my entire adult life. This mirror is like your rude friend who tells you the harsh truth when you really need to hear it.
This Set Of Underwear That's Basically Like A Second SkinBeing a grown-up lady doesn't mean you have to wear granny panties. But it also doesn't mean you should be forced to wear uncomfortable undergarments. These set of six panties are made from breathable cotton, provide full coverage, and fit so perfectly to your body that you'll probably forget you're even wearing them. I can't believe I've wasted so many years wearing the wrong type of undies!
This Magnetic Cup Holds Pencils on the Fridge or Filing Cabinet
via: AmazonI'm the kind of person who makes an actual, paper, hand-written grocery list. I know, I know. I'm old-school. But my favorite way to do it is while looking through my fridge and figuring out what I actually need and what I already have. This magnetic pencil cup keeps a pencil right on the fridge for easy access, and it looks cute doing it.
This Universally Flattering Lipstick That Works On Literally Everyone
via: Amazon / LawyerMomI'm a pale, pale redhead, so finding the right shade of lipstick is always a struggle. They either make me look even paler or, for some odd reason, totally orange, which, because of my hair, makes me look like a giant pumpkin. But this lipstick is different. It's a delightfully neutral pink that I'm certain would look amazing on absolutely everyone. I keep it in my purse at all times!
This Comfy Maxi DressThis well-priced maxi dress makes an easy, comfortable outfit that looks like it took more effort than just popping it over your head.
These Popular Leggings That I Wear Every. Single. Day
via: AmazonI'm going to be completely honest with you right now: I own three pairs of these leggings. And I've thought about buying more. I want one for every day of the week. I have an 8-month-old baby, so comfort is my top priority. Not only are these incredibly comfortable, but they also make me look surprisingly polished even when I've only gotten four hours of sleep.
This Laundry Guard That Keeps Your Socks From Disappearing
via: AmazonI've had a problem with missing socks for as long as I've been doing laundry. For some reason, when I'm folding my clean clothes and matching socks together, there are suddenly all singles and no couples. Then it dawned on me: They've probably all been falling behind the washer and dryer this whole time. And it's gross back there, so I'd rather just avoid that area altogether. This laundry guard lets me do that and I'm forever appreciative.
This Tie Dye Pajama Set For Fashionable SleepwearThe tie dye trend won't end, and for that, I am grateful. I love this casual PJ set, which is perfect for warm summer nights.
This Koala Kloth That Buffs Away Smudges
via: Amazon CustomerI recently got some reading glasses, since my eyesight isn't what it used to be and I stare at a computer screen all day long. The problem is, they're constantly smudged, and the sleeve of my sweater just wasn't cutting it to remove them. This Koala Kloth erases every fingerprint and spot in an instant without scratching or damaging the lenses.
This Hairbrush Rake That Cleans Your Disgusting Brush
via: AmazonIf you're anything like me, you never once considered the fact that you need to clean your hairbrush. Clean it?! It's a hairbrush! Why would I need to clean it?? Well, you do. It's really, really gross. But luckily, you can, thanks to this hairbrush rake. I use it once per week and it makes me feel a whole lot better about touching my head with my brush.
This Camo SweatshirtThis camo sweatshirt is a cozy outfit maker and so comfortable. I like that it comes in a few unexpected colors so I can snag more than one!
This Gooseneck iPad Holder That Lets You Watch Your Devices Hands-Free
via: AmazonI work from home, so I like to watch things on my tablet while I write. The only issue with this is that I have to either awkwardly prop it up somewhere or just watch it while it sits flat on my desk. This gooseneck tablet holder makes it easy to watch my favorite shows and movies and takes up hardly any space on my desk. Score!
These Glass Bottles That Are Good For Both You And The Planet
via: AmazonI've been trying to make a conscious effort to create less waste and use less plastic in my daily life. These glass bottles have definitely helped me do that. I keep one on my desk as my water bottle, use another for my homemade salad dressing, and am constantly finding new uses for the rest of them. Plus, they add a touch of class to my kitchen that I really appreciate.
This Breezy Tank TopThis flowy tank top comes in a bunch of colors and is so easy to wear since you can dress it up or down. The price is amazing, too.
These Claw Gloves That Make You Feel Like Wolverine
via: AmazonOur house has a huge backyard with raised planter beds, and while I was excited about the prospect of starting a garden when we first bought it, I've been too intimidated to plant anything yet. Luckily, my mother-in-law has offered to show me the ropes, so I went on the hunt for some hardcore gardening gloves. And boy, are these babies hardcore. The built-in claws make digging easy and bring out your inner feline. (Or superhero).
This Floating Wine Glass That Lets You Live Your Best Life
via: AmazonAs the mother of an infant, I lead a pretty stressful life. I'm constantly taking care of others and neglecting to take any time for myself. In fact, my idea of "pampering" is being able to take a shower that's longer than two minutes. This floating wine glass is my new favorite thing on earth. The other day I handed my baby to my husband, filled up my tub, and enjoyed a glass of wine IN THE BATH. It was heavenly.
These Fall BootsThis is a super-cute and inexpensive fall boot for you to crunch through the leaves in this autumn. It comes in a handful of good neutrals to go with everything you own.
This Dry Texture Spray Is A Lazy Hair Day Lifesaver
via: AmazonI use dry shampoo a lot. In fact, I probably use it more often than actual shampoo. Gross? Maybe. Convenient? Totally. The problem with dry shampoo is it can leave a powdery residue on your hair that doesn't look cute. This dry oil spray absorbs oil and adds texture without all that white stuff. I recommend it to everyone I know!
This Door Stop Alarm That Helps You Sleep Easy
via: AmazonMy job allows me to travel all over the world and work from anywhere, which I take full advantage of. Because I like to travel on a budget, I've stayed in some pretty sketchy places. That's why I always bring this doorstop along with me when I'm on the road. It's cheap, effective, and gives me major peace of mind when I'm so far away from home.
This Necklace that Keeps You ZenI'm a naturally anxious person, so whenever I see an affordable product that claims to help keep you calm, I buy it immediately. This Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Pendant means I always have access to a variety of scents that can calm me down and brighten my mood in an instant.
This Digital Tape Measure That Gives You A VERY Accurate Measurement
via: AmazonI am not a very handy person. Okay, so that's a huge understatement. I can barely hammer a nail into the wall without creating a huge hole. This is a problem since I now own an extremely old house that's in a constant state of disrepair. Buying this digital tape measure was me making an effort to be handier, and I feel like it's already helped a lot.
These Cold Therapy Socks That Send Foot Pain Packing
via: AmazonWhen I was pregnant, my feet were constantly bothering me. They were sore, swollen, and always burning up. These cooling socks made an enormous difference in my comfort level, and even after I had my son I've used them almost every day. I just slip them on in the morning, wear them for an hour or two, and I'm oh-so refreshed. No more sore feet!
These Women's Aviator SunglassesThese feminine aviator sunglasses are a great buy - the oversized, pretty iridescent pink lenses have great coverage and they're easy to wear all day.
This Coffee Bean Eye Cream That Wakes Up Your Face
via: AmazonI'm up half the night with my baby, so my undereye circles are the worst they've ever been in my life. I tried everything to combat them since I had my son, but nothing worked. Then a fellow Mom friend told me about this coffee bean-infused eye cream and I decided to try it out. I woke up with brighter, clearer eyes and finally looked like I'd gotten more than three hours of sleep. This stuff is a miracle-worker!
This Citrus Zinger Bottle That Adds A Splash Of Flavor To Your Water
via: AmazonI'm completely obsessed with this product. It's a water bottle with a built-in juicer, which means you can add a splash of fresh lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, or any other type of juice to your water to naturally punch up the flavor. As someone who tends to get bored from plain old water pretty quickly, this thing is right up my alley. I've also gotten tons of questions about it while I'm out and about.
This Wooden Beaded Necklace or Bracelet that I Wear Every DayI'm not a huge jewelry person, but if I find a piece to like I tend to wear it into the ground. This wintefei Women Men 8mm Wooden Bead Buddhist Prayer Mala Necklace and Bracelet is my new favorite piece of jewelry. I love that I can wear it on my wrist or around my neck and still can't get over the low pricetag.
This Avoseedo Kit That Allows You To Grow Your Own Avocados
via: AmazonThere are two things that you will always find in my house at any given time: avocados and plants. So when I found this avocado growing kit (which combines two of my greatest loves), I knew I had to have it. It's SO much fun watching it grow, and I can't wait to eat one that I grew myself. Plus, it's way easier than I expected and I've had it for a week and haven't killed it yet, so it must be pretty resilient.
This Arctic Flex Ice Pack That Gives You Targeted Relief
via: AmazonMy back pain seems to get worse every day, and I was at the end of my rope before I found this Arctic Flex ice pack. No matter how frozen it is it stays flexible, meaning you can put it into whatever position you need to in order to provide targeted relief. I wrap this around my lower back while sitting in my desk chair and feel instantly better. I don't know how it works but I'm sure glad it does.
This Luggage Scale that Makes Flying 10X EasierI tend to overpack 100% of the time, so before I bought this Digital Luggage Scale Gift for Traveler Suitcase Handheld Weight Scale I was always terrified that I'd have to pay more when checking my bags. This scale makes it easy to do a quick check beforehand so I'm not spending even more at the airport.
This Airtight Cold Brew Maker That Keeps Coffee WAY Fresher
via: AmazonMy husband could probably drink ten cups of cold brew per day. He gets some every time we go to the coffee shop, and it's starting to add up. So, in an effort to save some dough, I bought him this cold brew maker. It's easy to use, makes a good amount each time, and keeps it fresh for days due to the airtight lid.
This Affordable Tote Bag That's Seriously Spacious
via: AmazonI love to work in cafes and coffee shops, but lugging my laptop around town can be a pain. That's why I bought this awesome tote bag. It's chic, spacious, and surprisingly inexpensive. It can fit my laptop, charger, notebook, phone, and all of my other on-the-go work essentials. It's only $25.99 but looks like I spent about twice that amount.
This Sun Hat that Protects My Porcelain SkinI'm absurdly pale, so if I don't have at least five layers of sunblock on at the beach I basically burst into flames. This HINDAWI Sun Hats for Women Wide Brim Sun Hat Packable UV Protection Visor Floppy Womens Beach Cap gives me an extra bit of protection and looks good doing it.
This Acupressure Tool That Stops A Headache Before It Starts
via: Amazon / BeckiI've suffered from horrible headaches since I was a teenager, and there are days when they're so bad that I'm forced to stay in bed for hours. This acupressure cuff fits snugly onto the webbing between your thumb and index finger and stops a headache before it even starts. I love that it's all-natural and doesn't require me to take any unnecessary medication.
These Wristbands That Keep You Dry While You Wash Your Face
via: Amazon / A. SperelliHere's something that drives me absolutely crazy: Every time I wash my face my arms get completely soaked. I thought I was the only person who was irked by this until I saw a beauty blogger mention how she wears wristbands every time she washes her face for this exact reason. Weird, right? But then I tried it and it WORKS! These wristbands solve an annoying problem for under $10 bucks.
This Designer Umbrella That Has A Built-In Cup Holder
via: AmazonWhere has this thing been all my life? It's an umbrella that has a cupholder built into the handle. How clever is that?! There's something so soothing about going for a walk in the rain while sipping on your favorite hot beverage. I used this to walk my dog the other day and it turned into an extremely long walk. I actually look forward to rainy days now!
This Cocktail Recipe Book That Will Make You Feel Fancy AF
I love a good cocktail. In fact, my favorite thing used to be going out to a fancy bar with my husband and ordering one (or two) of the most ridiculous-looking cocktails. This, of course, was before we had our son, who makes it difficult to leave the house at all.This cocktail recipe book allows us to recreate those nights out at home. The best part? Every delicious recipe has only three ingredients.
This Tea Timer That Every Tea Fanatic Needs
via: AmazonDuring my pregnancy, I switched out my daily cup of Joe for a mug of tea, and although it was a (very) difficult transition, it stuck. Now I barely drink coffee, but I couldn't get through my day without my morning cup of black tea and afternoon mug of green. A thoughtful friend gave me this adorable timer, which tells you exactly how long to steep various types of tea for the perfect cup every time.