I can’t believe it’s already June & summer is in full swing! Every month seems to fly by faster & faster. Below I’m rounding up my May Amazon purchases broken down by category.
May Amazon Purchases
This round up includes a lot of affordable closet staples for spring/summer & transitional items you can wear all year long. To see the videos of my clothes, be sure to check out my Amazon highlight on Instagram. I also included some household staples, new books, beauty favs & even a few new purchases for the pups. I included all the photos I had of one to make it easy to shop!
Diffuser Oils: If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love diffusing essential oils in our house. I tried out this new aroma blend and am really pleased with it. It adds such a nice & relaxing ambiance to any room. Oh, & if you’re on the market for a diffuser, I can’t recommend this one enough. I have it in both the terracotta & white color. They are so chic!
Storage Container: I like to keep everything organized & in its place at all times. Anyone else? This under $10 storage container is perfect for storing & organizing things in the kitchen like spices, salad dressing, baking supplies & more. You can also use it under a bathroom cabinet to help keep your toiletries organized.
Carpet Stickers: With two dogs always running around in the household, these carpet stickers save our rugs from sliding around. They are a best seller on Amazon, easy to use & durable.
Green Egg Mates: With summer in play, there’s really no better time to grill out! We’ve been using our Big Green Egg a ton lately & these mates make a great accessory to the grill. They’re really convenient to have & can use them as a serving station or extra space for grill prep. Would also make a good Father’s Day gift!
Flash Drive: You never know when you’re going to need a flash drive, am I right? I got a few of these to keep around the house. They are under $15 and have over 13k positive reviews. Can’t go wrong!
Hair Accessory Holder: This under $20 stackable hair accessory holder is so convenient. It has two stackable compartments so you can neatly store your hair ties, brushes, scrunchies, hair clips, etc. all in one place piece without the clutter. They also prevent everything from tangling, which is a life savor!
Pet Corrector Spray: If you’ve been following my home renovation on stories, you know how insane our dogs have been with all the construction we have going on. I’m hoping this pet corrector spray will control some of their barking habits, but we’ll see. It’s under $20 & has over 3k positive reviews so thought I’d give it a try. Wish me luck!
Deshedding Dog Brush: If you have a dog & they shed, I cannot recommend this brush enough. It works on both small & large dogs, protects their coat from skin irritation & prevents your house having hair all over it! Not to mention, it has over 21k positive reviews & Amazon’s best seller.
Little Fires Everywhere: I’ve heard the best things about this book! Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art & identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—& the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet. It has been named one of the most influential books of the century & has sold over 25 million copies over the past 25+ years. This cherished classic is full of timeless wisdom & encourages us to live a life of great & enduring purpose
Start with Why: This book shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, & communicate the same way — & it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. The author calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, & it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, & people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything: This #1 New York Times Best Seller shows how going beyond food and feelings can take us deeper into the center of our own life. Author, Geneen Rother explains the connection between our relationship with food & the way we eat is fully connected to our core beliefs & feelings.
A Return to Love: There’s really no better time than now to read this book. If you feel like you’re in a rut, struggling with anxiety, or just looking for a positive outlook during these unprecedented times, I encourage you to give this book a read. It’s filled with positive, powerful messages that help strengthen your inner self & provide a new perspective on life.
If you’re looking for more inspo on what book to read next, check out my spring reading list guide.
T-Shirt Dress: I’m all for the tie-dye trend these days. I love the fun ombre tie-dye effect on this under $25 t-shirt dress. The material on the dress is so comfortable & flows just right. Perfect to run errands in, lounge around the house, or throw on as a swimsuit coverup. It comes in a few colors. I got a size Small.
Short Sleeve Button Down: This top can be worn so many ways. Would be perfect for work paired with trousers or dressed down with denim shorts & a front tuck. I love the button details & oversized fit. It’s under $20 & comes in 5 colors. I got the black & will probably get the white too, just because they go with so much! Wearing a size Small.
Ruffle Mini Dress: This ruffled mini dress is one of my favorites. I find dresses like this to be so flattering, comfortable & easy to style. I love this paired with sneakers for a casual & effortless look. It’s under $30 & comes in over 25 colors (including florals.) I got the size Small.
Tiered Tank Dress: I’m always a fan of items you can wear all year long & this dress is one of them! Pair this with sandals for spring/summer & transition into your fall wardrobe with a denim jacket & booties. The knit ribbed material is also really comfortable & flattering. It’s under $30 & comes in 6 colors. I got the size Small.
Kimono Coverup: This super affordable & chic kimono dress is a must have for summer. Perfect for vacation or honeymoon. Can wear it as a cute swimsuit coverup or throw on with denim shorts. I love how lightweight & breathable the material is. It’s under $20 & comes in 3 patterns. I got the size Small.
Bodysuit: I love a good bodysuit find! Not to mention, you can wear them all year round. This one has the look & feel of a t-shirt with a classic scoop neckline. This is a great piece to wear when you are back in the office with slacks, a skirt, or a blazer. Can also wear it casual with denim shorts. It’s under $20 & comes in over 30 colors. I got it in black & will probably get a few more colors. I got the size Small.
OTS Pullover: This long sleeve pullover is a great option for spring/summer. Can wear it as loungewear or with denim shorts to a casual brunch, etc. The material is so lightweight & stretchy! It has an oversized & baggy fit, so size up if you want it more fitted. It’s under $25 & comes in 1o colors. I got the size Small.
Sleeveless Midi Dress: This dress is so versatile. Perfect for spring/summer with sandals or sneakers & transition into your fall wardrobe with booties & a denim jacket. It has more of a causal & relaxed fit, but also looks cute paired with a belt for a more fitted look. It’s under $35 & comes in 6 colors. I got the size Small. Would also be cute as a maternity dress!
Button Up Dress: This button up dress is simple, yet sophisticated. The accentuated tie-wait & collar are so flattering. It also has pockets, which is always a plus. This is a great everyday dress that can be worn to work, date night, or dressed down with sneakers. It’s under $30 & comes in 3 denim washes & 2 colors (black & olive.) I got a size XS.
Beauty & Skincare
Bronzing Mouse: It’s no secret that we all want a nice summer glow. I mentioned a bronzing mouse similar to this one in last month’s Amazon blog post & was really pleased with the results, so I thought I’d try test another one out to compare them. I’m a huge fan of this one, mainly because it one allows you to control the depth of your tan depending on how many hours you leave it on. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I can’t stand leaving tanning products on throughout the day, so this one was a big win for me.
Complexion Stick: I’ve been applying this complexion stick on my face throughout the day to prevent pores & brighten my complexion. It’s infused with 10 herbal ingredients, including tea tea oil & willow bark that help exfoliate, reduce acne scars & prevent breakouts. It’s the perfect size to throw in your purse so you can apply it anytime, anywhere.
Beauty Blender: I’m sure you’ve seen me rave about these beauty blenders on my Instagram stories. Trust me, if you haven’t tried these you’re missing out! They hold up really well & are super affordable. An entire 5 pack is under $10. They are a best seller on Amazon for a reason and have over 13k positive reviews. Highly recommend!
Acne Moisturizer Cream: This moisturizer has a blend of natural ingredients, all which have always shown a positive effect on my skin in the past. I’ve been using this acne cream on a daily basis to help prevent future breakouts & reduce redness. I really like that it doesn’t dry out my skin or cause any irritations.
Face Cleanser: This anti-aging cleanser is a game changer. It feels so good on your skin! You can literally feel the dead skin exfoliating off your face when you use it. It also comes with cleansing pads that help clear your skin & reduce clogged pores that cause breakouts & blackheads. The pads are really saturated, which give a cooling affect on your face that feels amazing. I highly recommend this duo if you’re looking to change up your skincare routine. It’s also really affordable & under $30 for the set.
Daily Skin Supplement: These supplements help improve your skin by removing those unwanted toxins that cause breakouts. I’ve been using these daily & can really see improvement. They’re made with organic algae, antioxidants & 15 herbs that help detox your body, cleanse your digestive system & overall improve your skin.
Chia Tea Latte: I love a good chia tea latte, especially when I can make at the ease of my home. I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar lately & love that this one is sugar free. I’ve been drinking my chia tea latte’s iced since it’s so hot outside, but it’s good served warm, too. Highly recommend trying this out if you’re into chia tea!
Date Syrup: This organic date syrup is a great option for a healthy sweetener. You can use it in your coffee or tea, salad dressings, baking, etc. The only ingredients are organic medjool dates, which are filled with potassium and magnesium. I like to top it on fruit & use in my cocktails if I want a bit of a sweet kick!
BBQ Sauce: This organic & gluten free BBQ sauce has become a pantry staple. I like to use as an easy & healthy marinade on chicken & veggies. I recommend trying it on roasted cauliflower, it’s to die for.
Granola Bites: If you’re looking for a healthy snack to keep in the pantry, I highly recommend these granola bites. The dark chocolate chip ones are my favorite & help satisfy my sweet tooth. They also make a great snack for travel or on the go.
Necklace Clasps: These necklaces clasps are genius & help prevent multiple necklaces from tangling. This is such a pet peeve of mine! Comes in both silver & gold.
P.volve Hand Weights: I’ve been doing P.volve workouts for the past month or so & am continually pleased with the results. If you’re looking to switch up your workout routine or just need motivation, they have over 150+ workouts to keep you motivated. See my full P.Volve review here.
Elderberry Immune Gummy: I shared these immune boosting gummy’s in my March Amazon blog post & had to re-stock this month. If you’ve had them before, I’m sure you’re already hooked like me. They are hands down the tastiest & healthiest vitamin gummy I’ve ever had. I love that they are completely plant based & only sweetened with juice, which is hard to find.
Deodorant: I’ve been testing out all natural deodorants for a while now & am really pleased with this one. I can’t stand when deodorant just melts off & this one seems to last the entire day – even in the Texas heat! I also like supporting this brand since they donate 10% of their profits to charity.
That’s all for now! I hope this was fun to look at my Amazon purchases this month. Check out last month’s post for more killer home deals, beauty favs & more. Let me know if you’d like to see or know more in the month’s to come! I always want to be the best resource for you. Until next month! XO