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14 Random Amazon Buys That Will Make Your Life Easier

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We all have those random Amazon purchases that make us think, “how the F$@! did I survive without this???” I wouldn’t say I’m a huge online shopper, but I definitely rely on it when I can’t find something I want in stores. So the products mentioned are either super impulsive or something I really wanted.

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So here’s my list of top 14 Amazon purchases that changed my life for the better:

Amazon Inverted Umbrella

1. This Inverted Umbrella

If you are anything like me, you still haven’t learned how to get in and out of a car ~gracefully~. Add rain and an umbrella into the mix, and now you have a wet dashboard and smearing mascara. At least, that was the case before I bought this inverted umbrella. The umbrella closes in a way where the water gets squeezed out and you’re able to get into your car and close your umbrella after you. It also has a C-shaped handle where you can now loop your umbrella into your arm and hold your coffee or phone comfortably. It also comes in so many cute patterns. And since it’s inverted, you can now say goodbye to that embarrassing moment when your umbrella breaks in the middle of a huge rain storm 😬

Amazon Espadrille Wedges

2.  These Espadrille Wedges

I was in desperate search of closed toed summer shoes that weren’t flats or slip-ons for those days when your pedi is chipped and it’s too late to do anything about it. That’s when I stumbled upon these espadrille wedges. They were way cheaper than others I found online, and the beige color was exactly what I was looking for. They fit perfectly and were soooo comfy. I wore them while walking around an amusement park all day and they felt like sneakers. And the best part is, you can dress them up or wear them with jeans and a top for a casual look. They come in a ton of different colors which I will definitely be purchasing soon.

Workout Shorts with Pockets

3. These Workout Shorts With Pockets

I’m the type that is skeeved out by gym equipment touching my bare skin, so on hot summer days when I want to wear shorts to the gym, I wear these. They are super comfortable, form-fitting and have pockets! And I’m not talking about those non-functional, decorative pockets either. These pockets fit my keys and phone and the best part is I can’t even feel them there when I workout. They also don’t roll like other spandex shorts and are super flexible.

These shorts are also great when running errands. Just throw your phone and keys in your pocket, grab your wallet and go. I own a couple pairs of these in different colors and will definitely be purchasing more soon.

Laptop Desk Under $50

4. This Bamboo Lap Desk

I originally bought this because I don’t have a desk at home and wanted to be able to work more comfortably. However, I don’t even use it for that anymore. I live in a small apartment, so this doubles as my nightstand and my makeup stand. And when I want to eat and watch TV at the same time, I use it as a food tray. It has a little drawer to keep a pen or paper pad, has a phone slot and you can adjust your laptop at a comfortable angle when typing. Truly multifunctional and necessary for anyone living in tight quarters.

Amazon Weighted Blanket

5. This Weighted Blanket

If you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep, this is a LIFESAVER. This blanket isn’t too heavy, but it’s heavy enough to not slip around when you sleep. And it has glass beads that help you not overheat while sleeping while making this blanket super comfortable. This blanket comes in different weights and sizes, so there’s one for everyone! I always get the best sleep of my life with this. Don’t “sleep” on this deal 😴

House Slippers Amazon

6. These House Slippers

Alright, these don’t necessarily make your life easier but they’re a must have. They’re so fluffy, comfortable and unlike closed-toe slippers, these slippers let your feet breathe. I’ve gotten my entire family hooked on these. The memory foam insoles are like clouds for your feet, and the padding on these absorbs noise when you walk. 

Belt Hole Puncher Amazon

7. This Belt Hole Puncher

This is one of those purchases that makes me think, “why didn’t I buy this sooner???” I buy a lot of clothes online and one of my pet peeves is buying a belt that doesn’t fit. I’m also the type to not return anything and just suffer with my sizing mistake. I went through a belt buying binge earlier this year and NONE of them fit, so that’s when I decided to purchase this. This is also a must-have if you fluctuate in weight and need to adjust your belts often.  

Silicone Ice Cube Tray With Cover

8. This Spill-Resistant Silicone Ice Cube Mold

No more holding your breath while walking your ice cube tray from the sink to your freezer. These silicone molds save space in your fridge and have covers that make them spill-resistant and stackable. The silicone on the bottom helps you pop the ice cubes out easily. And these are also great for making Jell-O Shots and ice coffee cubes 😋

Iron Flask Water Bottle Amazon

9. This Iron Flask Water Bottle

Another family favorite and for good reason. I couldn’t get myself to buy an expensive Hydroflask but needed an alternative that would keep my water cold all day. This is by far my favorite water bottle and I even have it in 2 different sizes. These are great for slipping into your bag for work, taking to the beach or long trips, you name it. They come with 3 different caps, my favorite is the straw lid. Water stays cold in this ALL DAY.

I’ve taken this to the beach, left it in the sun for hours, took it home, forgot about it and the next day I opened it up and it still had solid ice cubes in it. This is because of it’s vacuum seal tech that also makes it spill-proof. It also is insulated so the outside of the bottle doesn’t sweat, meaning you can throw this in your purse without worrying about it damaging your electronics.

10. This Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush

I have a ton of hair and never feel like I’m shampooing right. And my long nails don’t help. This shampoo brush makes it so much easier and creates way more foam than when you just use your hands. It also massages your scalp which helps blood circulation and activates hair growth. I even bought one for my sister’s dog who loves to be massaged.

11. This Oil-Absorbing Roller

If you have oily skin or wear makeup that needs blotting after a couple hours, this is your new go-to item. This roller is made from volcanic rock and quickly absorbs all oil on your face. It’s compact enough to keep with you at all times and it’s easy to clean. Don’t get me wrong, I love oil-blotting sheets but sometimes I feel like I’m just using sheet after sheet. This absorbs WAYYYY better than any oil-blotting sheet I’ve tried and it doesn’t smudge your makeup. 

12. This Massage Pillow

This massage pillow kneads into your sore muscles and also heats up for added relief. I bought this for my parents but ended up using it more than them! I use this after a rough gym day to help loosen any tight spots. It’s super versatile. You can use it on your back, shoulders, legs, arms, hands, you name it. It’s also a great thing to have in your office if you’re sitting for most of the day, or with you on a long road trip if you’re driving. 

13. This Car Vacuum and Tire Inflator

I just bought my first car after years of leasing, which means I’m paying attention to a lot more little things than I ever cared about before. My car is usually super clean, that is until my sister’s Aussie Shepherd decides to jump inside and shake off all her loose hair inside my car. So I decided to buy this vacuum and I don’t know why I didn’t think of purchasing this sooner. This vacuum comes with three different heads, easily plugs into your car’s charging port and has a tire inflator. It also comes in a convenient carry case so it’s easy to pack up and throw in the trunk. 

14. This Revlon Blowdry Brush

I have naturally curly hair, and learning to blow out my own hair was damn near impossible no matter how much I tried. How the heck do I hold this brush and blow dryer at the same time?! That all changed when this blowdry brush went viral. It swore to make styling your hair like a professional easier. So I had to have it. This brush has me styling my hair under 10 minutes and my hair is SO SOFT AND FRIZZ-FREE after use. I’ve gotten all of my friends and family hooked on this product too. It’s under $50, super convenient to carry when traveling, and easy to use. So what are you waiting for?

What are your must-have Amazon buys? Let me know in the comments!

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