My name is Erin, and I'm addicted to Amazon. Okay, so that might be a bit dramatic, but ever since I got Prime it seems like I can't go one day without ordering something. It's about a million times easier than actually going to a store, and while it's made my bank account significantly less full, it's also been a great way to discover what products I absolutely cannot live without. The following 37 items are the best of the best, and just thinking about what my life would be like without them makes me want to run to Amazon.com and hit that "order" button ASAP.
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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.
This Affordable Contour Kit That Makes You Look Oh-So Glam
via: AmazonOne of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to watch beauty tutorials on YouTube. Sure, I'm usually unable to recreate the more complex looks, but there's just something so hypnotizing and watching the transformation. Now, with this contour kit, I'm able to actually pull off the contoured look without dropping over a hundred bucks on one from Sephora.
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 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 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.
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 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 Portable Wine Aerator That Upgrades A Cheap Bottle
via: AmazonWho doesn't like to relax after a long day of work with a nice glass of wine? I sure do! But what I don't like is dropping a ton of cash on a pricey bottle. And yes, I fully realize how much worse cheap wine tastes, but I just can't bring myself to splurge. That's what makes this portable wine aerator such a game-changer.
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 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!
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 Cute Book Where You Can Store Your Passwords
via: AmazonWho has the brain capacity to remember all of their hundreds of passwords? I sure don't! In fact, I'm forced to hit the "forgot password" button more times than I'd like to admit. Finally, I decided that enough was enough and it was time to become an adult and actually find a way to remember my passwords, secret codes, and any other info that I needed to keep track of. This hilarious notebook is just what I needed.
This Page Holder That's Sleek and Stylish
via: AmazonI'm a big reader, and I refuse to read a book on my phone, tablet, or any other type of electronic screen. I need to hold an actual book, and while there's something so satisfying about turning page after page, it's also nearly impossible to hold a book and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine at the same time. This page holder helps me keep my place and multitask in the best way possible.
This Long-Lasting Lip Balm That Soothes Chapped Lips
via: AmazonI have a somewhat embarrassing and kind-of-gross confession to make: I lick my lips. A lot. Pretty much constantly. I don't know why I do it, but it's been a habit that's proven to be nearly impossible to break and leaves my lips ridiculously dry and cracked. This lip balm is the only kind I've found that makes a difference.
This Hair Catcher That Rescues Your Drains
via: AmazonRemember what I said about having a lot of hair? It also tends to fall out a lot, and my husband and I are constantly pulling huge red hairballs out of the shower drains. It's not a pretty sight. But this TubShroom catches the hair before it can slip down the drain and cause a blockage. It's saved us hundreds on liquid drain cleaner!
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 Styling Tool Caddy That Clears Up Clutter
via: AmazonAnother issue with having a small bathroom is the lack of space for my hundreds of hair tools. My hair dryer, 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!
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 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 Gel Pads Make Heels 100X More Comfy
via: AmazonSince I work from home and have an infant, my daily uniform tends to consist of sweats, a stained t-shirt, and, if I'm lucky, shoes that match. It's not pretty, so when my husband and I do get the chance to go out on the town, I dress up. These gel pads fit perfectly into my favorite pair of heels so I can actually enjoy myself while wearing them.
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.
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 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 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 Collapsible Diffuser That Make Curls Look Fab
via: AmazonThis may sound bizarre, but I only just recently realized that I have wavy/curly hair. Yes, it somehow took me almost 33 years to figure this out, but before now I just thought I had frizzy hair that was impossible to de-frizz. But since buying this diffuser, I have now learned to stop brushing it and instead scrunch it while drying it with this thing and BAM! Perfectly smooth waves are possible!
These Heel Protectors That Save Your Favorite Kicks
via: AmazonAlthough I don't wear my heels very often, I'm still very passionate about keeping them looking like new. In fact, every time I wear them I'm constantly worrying about doing something to compromise their pristine condition. I was telling a friend from college this when she recommended trying out these heel protectors, and now I won't slip them on without them.
This Nail Polish Bottle Holder That Makes Home Manis Way Easier
via: AmazonWho has the time and money to head to the salon every month to maintain your nails? I definitely don't, which was a problem, considering I'm somewhat lacking in talent when it comes to doing my own nails. This nail polish bottle holder makes it SO much easier to get salon-quality nails at home for a fraction of the price.
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".
This Beer Cooler That Keeps Your Brews Frosty
via: AmazonThere are few things less satisfying than cracking open a cold one on a hot day. On the other hand, there are few things less repulsive than taking that first sip only to discover that your "cold one" is actually lukewarm at best. Because I hate warm beer with a passion, this beer chiller has changed my life for the better.
This Anti-Wardrobe Malfunction Tape That Prevents Major Awkwardness
via: AmazonI went to an outdoor wedding last summer wearing a dress with a neckline so plunging that it made it impossible to wear a bra, meaning that I risked over-exposure every time I felt even the slightest breeze. After that terrifying ordeal, I decided to invest in some of this anti-wardrobe malfunction tape, and it's allowed me to wear my most daring outfits without dear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Coding Book That Makes It Easy To Learn Programming
via: AmazonI've been telling my husband for years that I'd like to learn how to do computer programming, and although I always assumed he wasn't actually listening to me every time I brought it up, one day this handy book arrived in the mail. It walks you through the process of learning Python in an extremely easy-to-follow way and makes it actually fun to learn instead of scary and overwhelming. I highly recommend trying it out!
This Skin Tag Remover Works Like a Charm
via: AmazonIf you have skin tags, you've probably tried all kinds of methods to remove them. The TagBand works by stopping blood supply to the skin tag. I...ahem..can report seeing results in just a few days.