I use my Amazon app at an alarming rate. With three kids ranging from eight months old to an almost teenager, I have no time, and they need a ton of stuff.
Last week I ordered: a set of baby gates, swimmers shampoo, a pitching mound (as one does for an aspiring ten-year-old softball pitcher), mini muffin pans, and back to school supplies, all from my phone.
The boxes at my front door are endless, but you can’t beat the convenience. I use every feature, from auto-delivered household supplies to groceries ordered and sitting in my kitchen within 2-hours.
What surprises me the most, however, is just how many fantastic beauty products are at your fingertips. So today I thought it would be fun to round up my recent favorites. From gadgets I found scrolling in the middle of the night, to products I buy over and again.
Be sure to share some of your favorites below in the comments!
My Top Beauty Buys from Amazon
BB Cream, $29 | Self Tanner, $28 | It’s a 10, $24 | Cleansing Oil, $48 | Ice Roller Face Massager, $13 | Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $50 | Microneedle Kit, $22 | Makeup Palette, $40
BB Cream, $29
Back in my youth, I used to cover up my wrinkle-free baby skin with layers and layers of skin clogging foundation – all in an attempt to hide my freckles. Thankfully, as I’ve aged, I’ve embraced those freckles and wear much less makeup. A few months ago, a sample of this BB Cream by Marcelle showed up in my Birchbox. Called “Golden Glow” It looked too dark for my (very) fair skin, so I almost threw it out.
For whatever reason, I gave it a try one morning, and my skin looked beautiful. The pigment adjusts to your skin tone if it’s between fair and medium. You can still see your skin, freckles and all; it just evens it out without clogging your pores. I quickly ordered a full size from Amazon while standing at my bathroom skin.
Note: They are calling this a “Universal Color” which makes me a bit crazy. This will adjust to the pigment of your skin up to a deep medium. Any darker than that and I think this would be too light. The beauty industry, like the fashion industry, has a long way to go when it comes to inclusion.
Self Tanner, $28
As a fair-skinned girl, with long limbs, who spends a ton of time at the shore in the summer, I get a lot of spray tans. But they start to add up and the process, from prepping your skin, to avoiding a shower for 24 hours, is less than practical. For a quick “fix” I recently discovered this self tanner from another blogger and gave it a try. I has a bit of a cult following for good reason. It goes on easily, smells nice, and gives even, natural looking color.
It’s a 10, $24
Doing my girls hair is bearable again, thanks to this “miracle product.” It is a detangler and leave-in-conditioner spray that leaves hair soft, works through even the worst of knots, and makes your hair easy to manage. I’ve tried countless less expensive brands, but keep coming back to this.
Cleansing Oil, $48
By far, this is the best face wash I have ever used. It is light and gentle, removes every stitch of dirt and makeup from your face, and leaves your skin feeling moisturized. It’s expensive, yes, but I’m telling you it lasts for several months. It’s worth every penny.
This may be the silliest item I’ve ordered in a long time, but it is surprisingly fantastic. I keep it in my freezer drawer and use it first thing in the morning, while the house is still quiet and I’m getting my coffee ready. Admittedly, I’m tired these days. I’m not getting a ton of sleep and wake up looking and feeling puffy. This helps reduce redness and puffiness and tightens pores. It also just feels good and helps wake me up.
Listen, $50 is an obscene amount of money to spend on shampoo and conditioner. For years I happily used Pantene and never thought twice about it. But then I had my third baby at 39, and my postpartum hair went bananas. It turned brittle, was falling out, and the front of my hair started to look thin. After a lot of research, I landed on Alterna (I brand I used before I had kids when I thought I had money to burn). This duo has brought my hair and confidence back to life.
Microneedle Kit, $22
By now you know I love my microneedle (also know as a dermaroller) and this set, in particular, is fantastic. You can’t beat the price or quality. We did a post not long ago, about all the good benefits of using a microneedle in your daily/weekly skincare routine. If you’re already thinking of inexpensive holiday or birthday gifts for girlfriends, this is a wonderful, under $25 idea.
Makeup Palette, $40
My single best beauty find of 2019 is this RMS makeup palette. In my attempt to keep my makeup as simple, but pretty, as possible, this has been a game-changer. All I wear is a tiny bit of BB cream (above), and I use this on my lips, eyes, and checks. A swipe of mascara and I’m out the door in less than five minutes. I take it with me everywhere and, my husband will tell you, we stop everything if I can’t find it.