June Amazon Purchases
June flew by! This month was all about our home renovations & let me tell you, I’m so glad to be almost finished with everything. Today I’m rounding up my June Amazon purchases broken down by category. This round up includes a lot of affordable everyday fashion finds for summer, some new books, & a few home essentials. I included all the photos I had of one to make it easy to shop!
Furniture Pads: With new hardwoods in the house, I wanted to make sure we did everything possible to prevent scratches or scuffs on our new floor. These furniture pads create a strong shield between the floor & furniture to help protect your floor from damage. The entire pack is under $15 & comes with multiple sizes you can use all around your house. I also got these felt furniture pads that help reduce noise & friction when moving furniture. Both are great, affordable options to have!
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: This cleaning scrubber is a must have for the home. It’s multipurpose & super durable. You can use it to wipe up dirt from the floor or walls (I just used it to wipe up dirt the dogs dragged in from outside), or even to clean your bathroom countertops & bathtub. Definitely wish I came across this product sooner!
Light Bulbs: I love using these LED candle bulbs for our chandeliers & pendants around the house. The bulbs have a retro look & give off the perfect amount of vibrant, bright light in the room. They also work on dimmers, which is always nice to have. I get the color daylight white, but they also come in warm white for a less vibrant look.
Stove Protectors: These under $50 stove liners are custom made to fit any stove & are really easy to use. They’re dishwasher safe & keep your stove nice & clean without the hassle. I wish we discovered these months ago, but better now than never!
Rug Pads: These low-profile rug pads are great for hard woods & keep your rug in place at all times. They also help prevent build up from dust, mold, & odors. They’re under $25 & come in over 10 sizes. Over 1k positive reviews can’t be wrong!
So You Want to Talk About Race: This book is all about examination of race in America & how much the media has put a spotlight on racism in our society. New York Times best seller, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through honest & blunt conversations about race & racism, & how strongly it impacts every aspect of American life.
White Fragility: This New York Times best selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged & how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? This book is all about the psychology of racism. Being a former psych myself, I cannot wait to dive into this book this month! If you’re looking for more resources, information, & my plan to continue to ensure continued work, learning, & change going forward, be sure to check out my Change With Me blog post.
Living Beautiful: If you’re looking to find inspiration for your home & be deeply inspired by interior design, this book is for you. Athena Calderone shares her insight & direction on how to create a space that will always feel like home. It also makes a great coffee table book! If you’re looking for more home inspo, be sure to follow my home decor account @alo_abode on Instagram.
Ruffle Sleeve Dress: As you probably know by now, I love dresses you can pair with sneakers & this is fit & flare ruffle sleeve dress is definitely one of them. The material is light & breathable, which I love for summer. It’s under $30 & comes in over 20 colors. It also makes a great Forth of July outfit if you’re still in need of one! I got the size Small.
Tunic Dress: This v-neck tunic dress is a great everyday dress that can be dressed up with heels & accessories or down with sneakers. It’s the perfect lightweight dress to withstand the summer heat & can transition into your fall wardrobe with boots & a denim jacket. It’s under $30 & comes in almost 40 colors (including long sleeves & patterns.) I got the size Small.
OTS Floral Dress: This OTS floral dress is perfect for brunch, a baby shower, or beach vacation. It has a cinched, high waist fit & is really flattering. There are so many ways you can style this dress. I like to wear it casual with sneakers or style it with booties & a fedora hat for a completely different look. It comes in 6 colors & is under $25. I got the size Small.
Swimsuit Coverup: I love the bohemian vibes on this swimsuit coverup. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway, the beach, & any brides to be! It’s under $20 & comes in over 20 colors. I got the beige color & will probably get it in white too. I got the size Small. If you’re a bride to be & need more shopping inspo, be sure to check out my bride to be shopping guide.
High Waist Bikini: With summer in full swing, I’m all about affordable swimsuits. The high cut & high waisted bottoms on this bikini are super flattering & has a strapless (padded) top, which is great for laying out to avoid tan lines. The spandex material is comfortable & holds up really well. It comes in almost 30 colors (including fun animal prints) & is under $30. I recommend getting this in both a solid & pattern color so you can mix & match them!
Jumpsuit: This under $30 OTS jumpsuit is great a closet staple. I love the elastic waist, cropped fit on the ankles, & deep pockets. The material is nice & stretchy which is perfect for travel or lounging around & gives you an effortless put together look, which I love. It comes in 15 colors (including stripes.) I got the size Small.
T-Shirt Dress: This casual t-shirt dress is soft, lightweight, & comfortable to wear. I love the twisted hem & relaxed fit. It’s perfect for a summer vacation, casual date night or just out running errands. Can wear it casual with sneakers or dressed up with sandals. It’s under $30 & comes in almost 30 colors. I got the size Small.
Maxi Dress: This maxi dress is one of my favorites! It has a nice & flowy fit, adjustable straps, & pockets. It’s under $30 & comes in 20 colors. I love maxi dresses like this that have side splits (makes it so much easier to walk in.) Can wear this dress casual & tie up the sides in a knot or dress up with wedges. I got the size Small.
Short Sleeve Midi Dress: This is a great everyday dress that helps you look put together on these hot summer days & nights. It’s perfect for work, date night, or dressed down with sneakers. The empire waist makes it even more flattering & has the softest material. Comes in 25 colors (including florals) & is under $25. I got the size XS.
Beauty & SKincare
Body Lotion: This body lotion has been a life saver recently. It instantly nourishes & hydrates your skin without leaving it feeling greasy or oily. It works for both dry & oil skin types & can use it from head to toe. The texture is smooth & creamy & made with natural ingredients, such as honey, vitamin E, & coconut oil. This will definitely come in handy during the winter when my skin gets even dryer. Highly recommend adding this under $25 moisturizer to your daily skin routine!
Finishing Hair Cream: This finishing hair cream is so convenient. It instantly tucks unwanted away flyaways, baby hairs, & stray ends within seconds. It’s made with natural plant oils to keep your healthy, strong, & smooth. Best part of all, it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy or wet like some hair gels do. I highly recommend this product to help keep your hair in place all day long!
Elderberry Immune Gummy: I shared these immune boosting gummy’s in both my March and May Amazon blog post & continue to re-stock on them. They’re made with real fruit, contain no animal gelatin or artificial dyes, & are only sweetened with natural juice. Great for the entire fam!
Whitening Strips: Let me tell you, these whitening strips work wonders. I like to whiten my teeth every now & then and am really impressed with the quick results you get from these. Not to mention, it’s a much more affordable option than going to the dentist or a professional. I like the slip grip they have so you don’t have to constantly move them around your teeth to make sure they stay on. You can even drink water while they’re on! They’re under $50 & have over 9k positive reviews so can’t go wrong!
Eyeglass Chains: These chic eyeglass chains are so handy. You can use them on sunglasses, blue light glasses, reading glasses, & prescription glasses. The chain is super lightweight & comfortable to wear, I don’t even notice I have them on! Both ends can be easily adjusted to fit just right. They’re under $10 & come in rose gold, silver, & gold. I got them in gold since majority of my everyday jewelry is gold. They make a great gift idea too!
Dog Waste Holder: If you have dogs, these clip on dog waste holders & bags are a must have. I carry this with me on walks, when/and if we ever bring them in public & even use the bags to clean up dog waste in the backyard. They’re under $10 & the plastic on the bags is BPA free. High recommend!
Pulse Oximeter: This finger tip pulse oximeter is quick & easy way to accurately check your blood oxogen saturation levels, pulse rate, & pulse strength. It’s battery operated & great for on the go. It’s under $30 & has over 8k positive reviews.
Tylenol Extra Strength: These Tylenol rapid release gels works great for headaches, pain, & fevers. I like to keep this in the house for convenience since I’m still trying to avoid going into stores as much as possible.
Jewelry Cleaner: This affordable & fast performing jewelry cleaner is a game changer. It’s made with high quality ingredients & has a non-scratch formula that instantly removes tarnish & buildup on pretty much any jewelry. I’ve been using it on my wedding band & everyday jewelry. It’s under $10 & has over 2k positive reviews so can’t go wrong! If you’re looking for inspo on good everyday jewelry brands, be sure to check out my 9 Dainty Gold Jewelry Brands blog post.
That’s a wrap! I hope you all enjoyed seeing all of my June Amazon purchases. Check out last month’s post for more killer fashion finds, beauty favs & home deals! Let me know if you’d like to see or know more in the month’s to come! I’ll be working on more Amazon try ons to help you all score some great fashion finds, soon. Until next month! XO
I need to get that finishing hair cream! My hair is crazily frizzy lately, mainly because it’s soooo humid here!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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