What I Bought on Amazon: July 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Another day, another dolla, another month of Amazon purchases!

I put a poll on IG asking if you guys wanted to see the things I didn't keep from Amazon as well so that portion is added onto the button of this post! 


Women's Yoga Short

Ever since summer (and quarantine) hit, I’ve been working out and ton and living in lounge wear. These shorts are probably the third pair of workout shorts I’ve bought in the last few months but they. were.  necessary.

I’m not a fan of the biker short trend (I was the queen of this trend in elementary school and I think I’ve hit my quote of bike shorts in my life) and these are short enough that I don’t feel like a frump.

What I wanted in a new pair of shorts was: high waisted, a couple inch inseam (these are 4”), comfortable, durable, and ideally with some compression and these were perfect! They aren’t super tight and I wish they had a bit more compression to them but overall, I like them. 

I’m 5’5”, 135 lbs and wearing a size M. I probably could have gone with the S but my worst fear was having them too tight and a muffin top would begin to form so I decided to go with the larger size, but I think in general, they run pretty TTS and you could go with your normal size!








Designer Inspired Oversized Round Circle Sunglasses

I wanted to add a new set of sunglasses to my never ending collection so of course, checking out Amazon was my first plan of action and boy did they deliver. These are Karen Walker-inspired and about a 6th of the price (seriously!) These are great dupes in general, but incredibly great dupes for the price.

The ones I'm wearing are only $12! They also have black frames with smoke lenses. These sunglasses are really sturdy and high-quality while also being super light! It's some kind of trickery. I get headaches easily from anything on my noggin - headbands, glasses, anything -and I could wear theses all day.









 

The Silent Patient 

This is the latest book I'm reading and it was recommended from my best friend. She's part of a book club in Atlanta and I read along with them long distance #nerdalert

I'm only a few chapters in so I can't quite attest to its quality but I can give you the premise. It's about a woman who kills her husband out of no where and then never speaks another word about it. Supposedly they were very happy and in love, which brings more questions to the murder. People are not only trying to figure out why she randomly shot her husband in the head multiple times, but they also are trying to figure out why she has gone silent! She ends up going to an insane asylum and a therapist is desperate to figure out her story. 

So far it seems like it's going to be very heavy on the psychological side and less on the thriller/who-done-it side of things which are typically my favorite type of books but we shall see! I can report back when I've finished it. 










Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Cleansing Facial Wipes 

These are my ride or die make up removers! I have literally been using these since college, soooooo 10 years probably!? I have combination skin but it's extra dry during the winter season so that's why I initially tried these - they are specifically for hydration.

The Yes to line is a wonderful line of products in my opinion, and I especially love the Yes to Coconut products. I also like the Yes to Tomatoes line for acne if you're in the market for something like that!







Large Gua Sha Heart

In layman terms, gua sha involves a stone to give a [usually facial] massage. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine and is becoming increasingly popular in America.

I first heard of gua sha when I stumbled upon noyskincare on Instagram and became so fascinated with her facial and skincare techniques. She shares really interesting facial massages to do on yourself too! I have also seen some of my friends sharing their gua sha techniques so I was really interested and went down a bit of a rabbit hole.

After doing research on my own, I learned that the supposed benefits of using gua sha are: tension relief, detoxifying, improves lymphatic ruction (aka breaks up the liquid in your muscles and moves it along to where it's supposed to go) and act as a natural face lift. Your face is a muscle-filled area of the body that typically doesn't get the kind of the attention it needs.

It's also one of the cheapest skincare techniques to try out!

Over the last month, I used it a handful of times and I can't say that I saw any visible results but it sure did feel good! For me, it was great to relieve headaches and tension in my neck specifically. I will report back and update this post if I see different results!

If this sounds interesting to you, please do some research on your own to see how often you should do it, what you should be feeling while you're doing it, what kind of stone are best, etc. It's different for every person and I am no professional so please don't trust me when it comes to skincare :)








ITEMS I PASSED ON

12oz Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Mug 

Someone I follow on IG share this as an Amazon lightning deal and they totally got me. I made a rash decision and got a 2 pack of these mugs. I always end up re-heating my coffee at least once a day so I figured investing in better mugs actually made sense...

But these do nothing. Didn't keep my liquids hotter for any longer than a regular ceramic mug and were a little pricey for something average - albeit cute. They also didn't fit in my car's cup holders so there were just no benefits of these. Nothing was horrible wrong with them, but I didn't think they were worth the price.



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