So, online shopping has always been a hobby of mine but now its more part of my daily routine because there is nothing else to do. Half of me is saying that now is the best time to save but the other half is saying it’s the best time to shop because I won’t have this much disposable income again. I am quickly running out of ideas of what to write about so I am going to write about exactly what I am doing, shopping on Amazon. I am going to tell you all the favourite things I have bought off Amazon and tell you a little about each item.
Royal Essence Candle
I was seeing people on TikTok buying candles that had jewellery in them and had to try one myself. I found a brand called Royal Essence and I absolutely love them. They do a range of different scents and you can get rings, earrings and necklaces. The jewellery can be worth up to £3,000 and is sterling silver. The ring I got in my first candle is worth £80 and I chose the Watermelon and Lemonade scent, it is amazing. Each candle is hand made from soy wax, vegan, phthalate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free.
Royal Essence Watermelon & Lemonade Jewellery Candle (Surprise 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery Valued at £50 to £3,000) Ring Size 7
I use witch hazel as a part of my daily skin care and the best one I’ve used is this one from Amazon. It is 16oz and works really well on my skin, not over drying and is the perfect last step in my cleansing routine. It is a 100% naturally distilled pore perfecting toner, that gently cleanses and conditions pores. It tones pores, removes and balances oil, sooths and refreshes and helps depuff.
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner 16 oz
Scratch off map
I want to travel the whole world and a scratch map is a fun thing to have to mark all the countries you travel to. It is a map of the world that you then scratch off the foil cover and reveal a colour underneath marking the place you have been to. It is 82.5cm X 59.4cm and I think it looks good in any room.
Scratch Map Original Scratch off Map, Personalized World Travel Map Poster with countries, states, cities, Manufactured in the UK
I have a habit of getting comfy in bed before I’ve turned my light off and so I thought I would get a smart bulb. This is perfect because I have connected it to my Alexa and so all I have to say is ‘Alexa, turn off light’ and it is done for me. It also has an app that you can turn the light off with, change its brightness, change its colour and create a schedule to turn on and off.
WiFi Smart Bulb B22 Bayonet Alexa Light Bulbs 8W=70W 800LM RGBCW Works with Alexa/Google Home Colour Dimmable by Avatar Controls Voice & APP Remote Controlled, No Hub Required(1) [Energy Class A+]
I read a lot online about how regular towels are bad for your hair and so I thought I would buy some microfiber towels. I ended up buying two sports towels that work so well. They come in a range of different colours and sizes. They are compact, lightweight, quick drying and work really well.
Fit-Flip Microfibre towel – in 12 colours – compact, ultra lightweight & fast-drying – microfiber towels – the perfect sports towel, camping towel and swim towel
Essential oil diffuser
This essential oil diffuser is perfect for my room, it works really well. It is a plug-in machine that you add water and oils too. It can be set for 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours and just on as well as lighting up in 7 different colours. The oils come separately but I don’t think I have ever used something so much.
ASAKUKI 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser, Premium 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Scented Oil Diffuser Vaporizer Humidifier, Timer and Waterless Auto-Off, 7 LED Light Colors
Straws are so incredibly bad for the environment and so I made the switch to reusable straws. I found these ones and bought them so I have one at home and one in my bag at all times. They are a rubber material with a case, clip for bags/keys and a tool to clean it after use.
Collapsible Straw 2 Pack, Reusable Straw Portable Eco Straws Folding Drinking Straw with Hard Case Cleaning Brush and Keychain Perfect for Travel, Househlod, Outdoor or Gift-Cyan&Grey
Reusable cotton pads
Also bad for the environment, makeup wipes and cotton pads. I found these reusable ones and I have never loved a product more; they can be put in the washing machine and I use them for skin care and makeup removal.
Reusable Makeup Remover Pads – 20 Packs Natural Bamboo Cotton Rounds Eco-friendly for all skin types with Cotton Laundry Bag
Biodegradable ear buds
Finally, these eco-friendly cotton buds. They are organic bamboo cotton buds that are 100% biodegradable and plastic free so you can put them in your food bin. They come in a pack of 300 and are so much better than regular plastic ones.
Bamboo Cotton Buds | 1 box (300 buds) | GOTS Certified Organic | Compostable & Biodegradable | Wooden Ear Swabs | Eco Friendly | Plastic Free | Sustainable Materials | Vegan | Recycled Packaging (300)
So, these are some of my favourites from Amazon. I have many more I can talk about so I will probably make a part two to this post to tell you about more items I love. Under each item I have put the name to search on Amazon instead of the link because sometimes it doesn’t work.
‘Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping’ ~ Karl Lagerfeld
Thank you so much for reading! The products in this post are ones I personally use but may not work for everyone. Please feel free to like, comment, share and get in contact with feedback or ideas of what I could post about in the future. You can also subscribe to get notified when I post.
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