TweetShare2Pin10+11Share5 When I’m not roaming the aisles at my local Target I’m often cyber stalking Amazon and comparing prices on stuff I want to buy or reading reviews to see which items are worth attempting. I can’t say that everything I get on the site is a win, but most times, I find some pretty great stuff at super low prices. Here’s a look at what I bought this month, what I recommend, what I hate and a few tips on finding a great deal when shopping on Amazon. The prices indicated are the price I paid for the item OR the current list price. *this post contains affiliate links. They won’t cost you a thing, they just allow me to make a small fee from the awesome deals I bring you. Beauty Buys Freeman Facial Charcoal & Black Sugar Polish Mask 6 oz. I paid, $7.52 add on item Maybelline New York Fit Me! Oil-Free Stick Foundation, 330 Toffee, 0.32 Ounce I paid, $6.94 add on item Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation, 330 Toffee, 1.0 Fluid Ounce I paid, $5.94 add on item Bath and Body Works Morocco ORCHID & Pink Amber Fine Fragrance Mist 8 Oz I paid, $9.95 + free shipping Sonder Beauty Professional Hair Straightening Brush in Purple I paid, $39.99 + free shipping One of my favorite facial scrubs. The Freeman Black Sugar & Charcoal Mud Mask is even better! If you have oily or acne prone skin, you’ll want to give these a try. I was really excited to finally be able to find my color of Maybelline Fit Me foundation that wasn’t already opened or tampered with, like they were in my local Target & Walmart…but le sigh…that was wishful thinking because look how this came from Amazon. Yeah, I prefer my makeup to be safety sealed at all times. I absolutely hate visiting the beauty aisle for my favorite makeup only to find that they’ve been used as a tester or played in. That’s just nasty. I just don’t understand why some people have to open every bottle or smudge and stick their hands in it. But anyway, whether I find it on the shelf that way or online…I’m not using it. So this baby has already been returned and Amazon has quickly sent me a replacement to arrive tomorrow. Let’s hope it’s sealed. Now this is how your makeup is supposed to be sealed. ⇓ This Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber mist is a discontinued fragrance from Bath & Body works. I won a gift set a couple of years ago at an event, of this exact same fragrance and when I ran out I tried to find the products again, but they had already been discontinued. Thank goodness for Amazon! I can find many of my old perfumes and body mists that I can’t find in stores anymore. I’ve been wanting to try one of these straightening brushes since the Fall when I wrote about the popular Dafni brush. After I wrote that post I started to come across a lot of dupes on Amazon. So when I saw this one from Sonder Beauty in that cool purple color with some positive reviews, I decided to give it a try. Well, sometimes pretty colors and a few thumbs up aren’t everything. I sent this item back with the quickness because… The temperature only reads in Celsius Mine came with a few minor scratches on top The rubber tips easily snag my hair No US standard safety plug I prefer safety plugs on my hair appliances especially since I use them in the bathroom on my sink top. I’ll probably order this Apalus brush, since it has a lot of great reviews from people with similar hair types as mine and lots of pics with actual results. Home YANX® Gamepad Wireless Bluetooth PS3 Game Controller I paid, $14.99 + free shipping Xtremepowerus Electric Small Mini Portable Compact Washing Machine (Received free for review) $125.95 + free shipping (on its way! review coming soon) Leave it to my son to chew up his PS3 connector & mangle the port into his controller, rendering it useless. Yes I said chewed. Don’t ask. Needless to say his Playstation privileges are revoked, but there’s no sense in wasting a perfectly good game system. Mama can stream all of her movies from Hulu and Netflix with that thing. So now I have a nice remote control from Target and this new controller in case I feel like playing Ninja Turtles. I’m uber excited about this one and I can’t wait to try it out this week. It’s set to arrive today and I have a nice pile of baby clothes waiting to smell nice again. Wanna know if it’s worth buying? Stay posted for the full review of this mini compact washing machine. Baby Dealzip Inc® Girl Baby Lace Ruffle Bloomer With a Flower Headband – Pink Size S (Received free for review) $7.70 + free shipping (review coming soon) I can’t wait to see my daughter in this. I’m gonna be reviewing this set in the very near future so stay tuned for that. My Amazon Buying Tips Search for specific names of products and sort by Price Low to High to compare best pricing from Amazon Sellers. Pay close attention to seller ratings Shipping costs can vary for each item you add to your cart and can increase costs, so try to opt for as many free shipping deals on your favorite items as possible. Orders over $35 can qualify for free shipping if the items you picked are shipped directly from Amazon If you regularly buy stuff from Amazon or love streaming movies/shows, get an Amazon Prime membership. It’s gonna give you free 2 day shipping & open you up to specials on stuff for the home (Amazon Pantry), free movies, free music, books and more. If you’re not satisfied with an item, returning is easy. Be sure to select a reason that allows you free return shipping and select UPS pickup (if you can). They’ll come to your house and pick up the return for you. You don’t even have to put a shipping label on the box. I’ll be back next month with a recap of my Amazon buys for February. Until then, happy shopping! What’s The Latest Thing You’ve Scored On Amazon? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. (see all) What’s New At Belk & Lancome Beauty Counters For Women Of Color - July 18, 2018 6 Helpful Things To Do Right After Your First Massage - July 15, 2018 Drop-In Childcare – What To Expect + 6 Nashville Area Centers - June 29, 2018 TweetShare2Pin10+11Share5 22 Responses Chanel | Cultural Xplorer January 22, 2016 Wow what a thorough review post. That Moroccan mist sounds excellent, I think I will have to give that a try. Hopefully now that you have wireless remotes your son can’t chew through the wires 😀 Reply Jonna Scott-Blakes January 22, 2016 Amazon is almost worst than Target because I can do it in my pajamas at 3am! Great finds. Reply Candice S. January 22, 2016 So true Jonna Reply Vashti@veepeejay.com January 22, 2016 Why did I chuckle at “when I’m not roaming the aisle of Target..I’m on Amazon”? LOL. That’s kinda my life, but I only buy the essentials lol. You scored some great stuff and that brush looks interesting. My newest love is Amazon Prime NOW because my stuff gets here within the hour. Reply Rattles and Heels (@RattlesandHeels) January 22, 2016 I have to try that Freeman mask! I’ve been hearing so much good things about it. Reply Jo January 22, 2016 I bought the straightening brush from groupon. Works really well. I’m going to do a video on it soon. Reply Keisha January 22, 2016 Hmmm, I have been eyeing that straightening brush (tender headed) for a minute. I have yet to hear good things about it, though. Ooh and the charcoal mask (haven’t found one in Korea yet) gotta have it. My sister swears by it. I’ve also had the hardest time ordering off of Amazon abroad! Ugh! Anyway, I’m on the hunt for a charcoal mask this weekend. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Reply Frugal Flirty N Fab January 21, 2016 Great Buys and Great Tips! Thanks for sharing! The pink baby set is adorbs!! Reply Valerie Robinson January 21, 2016 I love Amazin so much! Uh oh…now I’ll be searching for the discontinued items. My husband is sick of my packages. I actually like the freeman charcoal mask. Reply Candice S. January 21, 2016 Lol. I know the feeling. My hubby comes home and just pauses whenever he sees a box, like, “So this is our life now?” LOL!! Yeah that mask is great. Reply BeFree Project January 21, 2016 I LOVE Amazon! I’m forever on there looking for books and workbooks for my kids. Siobhan http://www.befreeproject.com Reply kayvonab January 21, 2016 I absolutely LOVE amazon!! I normally buy beauty items too but I also like to buy my cameras and electronic accessories too. I just bought a ring light for only $100 and it has took my pic and video quality to a whole other level so I’m very happy with that purchase! lol Reply Candice S. January 21, 2016 Yes!! I saw a ring light for that price too http://amzn.to/1KtxSuf and it’s already in my cart lol. I’m planning on buying a new camera within the next few weeks, but right now I’m trying to see who has the best deal. Right now Amazon & Walmart have the same deal running on the one I want, but I think I found an even better deal at a Canadian electronics store today. Fingers crossed that it will be still going on next week when I’m ready to buy. Reply Mimi Green January 21, 2016 Great tips, I never thought to check for discontinued items. I’m about to be hooked. Reply Candice S. January 21, 2016 Once I found out I could get my old perfumes I started looking for everything I could think of 🙂 Reply Allison Jones January 21, 2016 Great buys! I hate that the brush wasn’t awesome. It looks like it would be super easy to use. LiveLifeWell, Allison Reply Antoinette January 20, 2016 Great purchases. It’s unfortunate that the brush didn’t work out. I’ve been considering getting one (not that brand ) for my daughter. Reply staciesayzso January 20, 2016 Nice haul! You just reminded me that I think I have that BBW perfume. I need to bust it out! Reply heyitskaysways January 20, 2016 I love shopping on Amazon too. If you have dry skin like me you’ll love the FitME foundation but if you’re oily the matte one may work better for you. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the washer! Nice buys Reply Candice S. January 20, 2016 You know what? I think I bought the wrong one now that you mention it. I was meaning to get the matte foundation. Aww crap! Reply Jaye January 20, 2016 I might have to grab that mask and I too would never used makeup that is unsealed..ewww. That little washer looks so interesting…looking forward to the review. And yes, good old Amazon always comes through when I am looking for something hard to find. Reply Nicole M Williams January 20, 2016 Going to get the Freeman Facial Charcoal & Black Sugar Polish Mask! Thanks for the tip!! Was looking for a good deal for this. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.