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I’ve got an Amazon problem, y’all! I LOVE it. I have to say, I’ve gotten way better about my little habit, but July was definitely a little Amazon shopping heavy.
When we were in our apartment in NY, a neighbor once questioned me about what in the world we were buying to have packages arrive every day. Oops! I’m not proud of it, but it is what it is I guess. There was no Target nearby so what was a girl to do?
Anyway, I LOVE a good haul on YouTube or a blog… so I thought it would be fun to let you in on what I bought on Amazon in July 2018.
As you may know, Kevin and I just bought a house.. so a lot of my purchases were related to house projects. I also am working on trying more drugstore brand makeup products. I was pleasantly surprised with both the Milani bronzer and with the Maybelline concealer.
These are in order of date of purchase, starting with the most recent!
When I lived in New York, I loved going to delis and places like Sweetgreen or Just Salad for chopped salads. There’s just something about having all the ingredients chopped up that makes them taste better to me. I saw a YouTuber (Alex Garza) talk about these and IMMEDIATELY purchased them. I’ve been eating way more salad since I got them. Money well spent!
I’m really loving our new house (more home content coming soon!) but both of our bathrooms upstairs need updates. We won’t be able to do the renovations just yet, but in the meantime I couldn’t STAND the current shower head in the bathroom I use.
The tub/shower combo is SO tiny already which annoys me, but the worst part was that the shower head we had was for a much bigger shower, so it would spray water directly into our bathroom floor.
I remember my grandma having one of these removable shower heads when I was younger and I loved being able to take it down and use it like a salon sink/sprayer to rinse my hair.
My dad swears by Delta brand products so when I found this deal on Amazon, I jumped on it!
Twin Size Air Mattress & Sheet Set
Kevin’s family came to visit us from New York, and while we’re fortunate to have two guest bedrooms, we wanted a comfy place for our nephew to sleep upstairs near his mom and dad. We decided to get this twin size air mattress and sheet set from Amazon so that he could sleep in the same room as his parents. I think his mom ended up on the air mattress most of the time, though, and he took over the bed with his dad! Haha.
My All Time Favorite Body Wash
For most of my life, I purchased whatever brand of body wash smelled good and was a good price wherever I was shopping. A few years ago, I stumbled upon this Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus body wash and now it’s the only product I want to use.
It’s a little pricey compared to some of the common brands (but way less expensive than the REALLY fancy stuff) but the way it smells and the way it makes my skin feel??? Worth it! It smells like a tropical vacation every time I shower.. and I love it.
Now that I don’t have a steady corporate paycheck, I’m trying to be a bit more frugal. Instead of replacing my go-to concealer (Tarte Shape Tape), I decided to try a much less expensive option.
I have to say, for the price, this is a really great option! The coverage and staying power aren’t quite as good as Shape Tape, but if you’re trying to save money on makeup, I’d recommend it!
Gold Drawer Pulls
When we first moved to Kentucky from New York, we were in a rush to buy furniture because we weren’t able to bring everything from New York. We got all of my office furniture and also a piece for our bedroom at IKEA. While the pieces look pretty good, they’re a bit plain.
I decided to bump up the look of the IKEA pieces with these drawer pulls. I haven’t installed them yet, so be on the lookout for a before and after! Such an inexpensive way to dress up your existing pieces.
Speaking of budget friendly makeup…. I ran out of my go-to MAC bronzer recently and decided to give this Milani option a try. I normally don’t go for shimmery bronzer, but this has been a really fun addition for summer. I do miss my matte bronzer, so I’ll be looking for another option to add to the collection for fall.
White Curtain Toppers:
When we bought our house, the former owners left behind all of their curtains. There is not one curtain they left behind that I actually like. I still don’t have a long term design plan for all of the rooms but I knew the existing curtains had to go. For now, I’m using white toppers in almost every room and keeping things neutral.
I liked that these were inexpensive enough that I won’t feel guilty changing them out when I make design decisions in some of the rooms.
Pineapple iPhone Case
Did you know that the pineapple is the symbol of southern hospitality? I’m really into pineapples lately for that reason and when my last phone case broke, I decided to go for this one. So cute!
Another fun pineapple purchase… this doorbell! After we moved in, we realized our doorbell didn’t work and my sweet hubby replaced our broken one with this cutie! So cute and welcoming.
One of the minor issues with our house from the inspection was that the handle of the kitchen faucet was broken off. It still worked but was a bit frustrating to maneuver using it without the handle. This one looks almost exactly like the one that was installed before… and it works! Such luxury! Haha.
That’s it for this month! Are you as obsessed with Amazon as I am??? Did you order anything fun recently?