Amazon Addict: Because I Can

Nov 8, 2017

I order a lot of stuff from Amazon.  Why?  Because I can.  Prime makes ordering any little thing that pops into my cart way to easy.  But sometimes, those little purchases turn out to be BIG wins.  Here are the items I bought from Amazon last month and cannot live without.

Walking the marble halls in search of meaningful employment (#careergoals) is a grind.  The blisters coating the back of each heel as I break in my new pumps is worse.  Luckily, these Heel Grip Pads ($7 for 2) make it a bit more bearable.

Dear Amazon, I don’t know what Dark Wizard you have reading my thoughts, but the little button you sent me that magically mails me Surprise candies, cookies and cakes when I push it is too close to my subconscious for comfort.  Also, it died today when I backed over it with my Jeep.  Drastic action had to be taken, as self-control was fleeting.

Last month, K helpfully informed me that the dryer was broken because it took three runs to dry a set of towels.  The Amazing Google Machine said it was likely a build-up of dryer lint in the venting.  One $18 brush later, and my dryer runs good as new.

I like to handwrite notes on my giant iPhone 8 Plus, but using your finger doesn’t work so well.  But this Mixoo stylus does.  I also use it to doodle when I’m bored.

My eyes have been really puffy when I wake up in the mornin for the past few weeks.  I bought this Jade Roller to help soothe and de-puff.  I keep it in the fridge so it’s nice and cold when I use it.  I think it’s helping, but even if it’s not, it feels so relaxing when you use it.

My best friend from college is Harry Potter obsessed, so I picked up this Butterbeer scented candle for him.  It’s a little pricey at $28, but come on, it says Lumos.  In case you needed more Dumbledore nostalgia in your life.

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  1. LHW says:

    Ok this list is awesome. I’m buying the lint remove and candles for stocking stuffers!!!

  2. PSP says:

    Don’t forget if you start your purchases by going to smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com), you can select a charity that a portion of your proceeds goes to. A little frustrating because you can’t do it through the app, but ultimately worth it.

  3. Rachel says:

    That Sweet box is ingenious but a terrible find for my eating habits.

  4. E says:

    As a Primer user myself I think this is a GREAT idea! There are so many odd items I end up buying on Prime. I’d love to hear about good things other people pick up.

    Emily

  5. Emily H says:

    This is a fun post – thanks for sharing! I’m too tempted by that Sweets button…

  6. Airlie Loiaconi says:

    I love this post and would be happy to see it as a regular feature. Amazon has so much good stuff, but digging through it can be a slog.

  7. Jo says:

    Great post!

  8. Susie says:

    For years I’ve cleaned the lint out of my blow dryer, usually using a bobby or safety pin. A few weeks ago I realized it needed to be cleaned again. I just happened to have an eyebrow pencil within reach. After a few attempts to remove the lint I turned the pencil over and used the “spoolie”. This worked like magic, took half the time & made my blow dryer work as good as it did when it was brand new. Give it a try, I think you’ll agree.

  9. Mel says:

    Abra, have you tried any of the Amazon fashion lines? I am on the fence about some of them and I would love to hear your opinion.

    • Belle says:

      I have. I ordered some things from Lark & Ro. Quality is Zara, maybe a hint better. If you really like a piece, give it a try.

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