It’s fair to say that I’ve been running my life off of Amazon Prime. With access to “Add-On” items on the cheap and the beauty of 2-day free shipping, how could I resist? C’mon now. You know how I’m mad awkward most of the time and like to come home to packages waiting for me at the front door.
Some people say, “What if you run out of something and you need it today?” Well, that’s why the Universe invented Target, CVS, and Prime Now.
Pro Tip: The key is to never accidentally run out of anything. I’m always doing inventory checks in my home and then jotting things down on a phone list if I can see the stock is getting low. Even more advanced? Toss the item into your Amazon cart right then and there, so it’s ready to go next time you’re getting your purchase on.
So, here are a bunch of items that are constantly in my cart and a few one-offs that I just really felt good about and feel the need to share with you:
Cameron’s Coffee Pods
We’re talkin’ bio-degradable pods, ya’ll. While I throughly enjoy sipping on a delicious and fancily brewed Chemex cup of coffee, most of the time I need to rely on the single-serve speed of my Keurig. The Keurig issue? Pod guilt. Well, drink a cup of guilt-no-more with these bad boys.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane and Chaga ($12ish)
An instant coffee worth having around. It tastes good and it’s good for your brain. It has an earthy, rich scent and I’ve developed a love for drinking it before sitting down to write. Give it a try, even though I know plenty of you guys out there are scared of mushrooms. Don’t be.
Keurig Reusable Ground Coffee Filter ($11ish)
Open up your coffee existence by being able to toss any grounds you want in this reusable filter. Variety is the caffeine of life. Is that how this saying goes? Nah. But, if you have a Keurig, you need one of these.
Numi – Organic Pu-erh Tea ($5.95ish)
Organic cocoa in a beautiful black tea. High caffeine. Vegan. Gluten-free. Fair trade. Angels get wings when you drink it (don’t hold me to that). Found out about pu-erh tea via Tim Ferriss and found this one on my journey. It’s got a lovely, light chocolately aroma. Sometimes, when I’m resisting the temptation of real dessert, I drink this tea with a touch of stevia and pretend like it’s the same thing as the tiramisu I’m craving. It’s not. But, it’s still delicious.
Yogi – Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea ($3ish)
I usually don’t mess around with things that are “caffeine-free”. It’s practically a blasphemous statement. But, sometimes you just need to be soothed into a sleepy state in the evening while you’re reading your self-improvement books before bed with “Rick and Morty” playing in the background. Yes, that is an actual evening experience with me.
Neutrogena Cleansing Makeup Remover Face Wipes ($19ish)
We’re talkin’ 150 face wipes for under $20. Perfect amount of wetness. Perfect amount of get-this-makeup-off-my-face-ness. Friendly to my skin. All of the yes.
NYX Noir Liquid Liner ($6ish)
My favorite eyeliner. It stays where I put it and gives me a nice crisp wing at the edge of my eyes, despite the fact that I have almost no actual skill for applying makeup. Another wonderful option? The Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Eyeliner.
Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara – Glam Black ($5ish)
Thick lashes in just a few coats and it doesn’t get everywhere. As a contact wearer, it’s important that my mascara not turn on me when my eyes water. You should see how watery they get when a cat steps in the room. It’s next level.
NYX Butter Gloss ($3ish)
Just read that name real quick. Butter. Gloss. It smells good and it tastes good. Just got the “Peaches and Cream” color and it leaves a nice texture on the lips. Add a sparkle gloss on top to make it pop.
Johnson’s Baby Oil with Shea and Cocoa Butter ($4ish)
A couple bucks for 20 fl. oz of this magic? Sign me up. I keep it in my shower and use a touch of it on my legs and arms to make them nice and shiny for a night out. Have you seen how much they charge for leg shimmer products? It’s weird. This does the same, it’s cheaper, and it’s amazing.
Dixie Everyday Disposable Paper Plates ($16ish for 5 packs of 44)
Environment, please forgive me. Your girl prefers to use a paper plate from time to time. But, think about how long this’ll last you and how much you’re saving. 220 plates for $16. Let’s go. Prepare to get a big ‘ol box left on your doorstep that looks like you made a really impressive purchase. Instead, it’s just plates. But, super useful plates that are sturdy enough to support your dinner of chicken tenderloins, black beans, and brussel sprouts.
Glade 2-in1 Jar Candles – Hawaiian Breeze and Vanilla Passion Fruit 3-Pack ($7ish)
Every home needs candles. I believe that fact all the way down to the very core of my being and my essence also agrees. Yes, Men, even your homes need candles. Ambience isn’t complete without the glow of a candle’s flame and the wafting of enticing aromas. It’s science. At a great price, you get three candles that last a good long while and whose scents really take over the room despite how petite they are. Snag these.
InnoGear 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser ($24ish)
Things that are great about this diffuser: the size of it and the angle of the spray. It’s on the larger side, as diffusers go, and I consider that a bonus. I don’t like having to add water every 5 seconds, ya know? Also, the mist doesn’t shoot straight up but rather at a slight angle so it seems to fill the room better. It does all the usual color changing that most of these things offer. I prefer to leave mine on deep blue.
Sports Research – Biotin 5000mcg w/Coconut Oil ($14ish)
I’ve been taking this Biotin for a few months now and have noticed that my hair is feeling stronger and more resilient. I dig that it has added coconut oil for absorption and just because coconut oil is already a staple in my diet. Pretty sure we’re supposed to ingest and bathe in the stuff at least once a day.
Sports Research – Bone Broth Protein with Collagen ($36ish)
Just read that label. We’re talkin’ chocolate, protein, collagen, bone broth, and keto-friendly? I’m in. I like this Sports Research company at the moment. Have you noticed?
Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper ($60ish)
I have a gym membership, but I very rarely work out outside of my home. This little cardio stepper is a great addition to my fitness equipment because it lets me get my heart rate up in my own living room. I turn the resistance up, raise the height of the step, and then get my step on for 20 minutes while Netflixing. It counts your steps and time of use and can be easily set aside when you’re not using it. Resistance bands are included if you’re feeling extra. Maximize the efficiency by stepping in a squat position. Glute it up.
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set ($30ish)
Comes with a door anchor, ankle strap, bag for storage, and 5 resistance bands that can produce up to 75 lbs. of weight if you really wanted them to. I’m not that tough, but I love using these with the door strap for back exercises. They’re well-made and offer you all the variety that you need out of a stretchy, strengthening travel band. Use them at work to make your co-workers feel like they need to step up their game, but prepare to look mildly obnoxious.
So, there ya go. A sampling of some items that I love. I’ve actually purchased them, used them, and enjoyed them.
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