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Our Favorite Things to Buy from Amazon

Matt and I have been members of Amazon Prime for years now.  I’ve become totally dependent on my membership and use it for multiple things around my house and in my life on the regular.  In honor of Amazon Prime Day tomorrow, I thought I’d create a really fun post about the things we Lanters regularly depend on Amazon for.

First up, beauty.  As you all know (maybe all too well) I’m a huge fan of Korean skincare.  Unfortunately, Korean skincare products aren’t readily available at your local drugstore here in LA.  When I take my annual trek to Koreatown for a beauty raid, I stand in the aisles for what seems like hours trying to decipher what each product is and what it does.  Shopping these products online may not be as fun (hello, you can smell or test them!) but there are reviews for most products in English.  That’s actually how I first discovered and tried Laneige, and y’all know what a fan of that brand I am!

Amazon Beauty Faves:

Matt uses Amazon to purchase mostly electronics and camera gear for our home and business.  His big purchases, such as lenses, typically come from B&H Photo.  Day-to-day type product, such as clips, paper backgrounds, memory cards and various other accessories all typically come from Prime.  Electronics are to Matt what makeup is to me.  Needless to say, we have a lot of electronics and accessories in our house.

Another normal purchase for us is our coffee.  We both prefer low acid coffee due to heartburn, so lately we have been using Tieman’s Fusion Coffee.  We both are happy to report no heartburn since we’ve been drinking this coffee!

When I have a particular fashion piece I’m looking for, I find that I often have good luck shopping on Amazon.  I’ve been in the market for a pair of pink Nikes and found this awesome pair recently.

I buy most of our vitamins also from Prime.  I hate standing in the vitamin aisle at Whole Foods staring blankly at hundreds of bottles not knowing which one to pick.  Again, I prefer shopping online for supplements because I can read reviews before pulling the trigger.

Travel products are another must buy on Prime for me.  I recently purchased a few travel organizer products to help me travel more efficiently.  I ordered this compression system to help to keep my clothes wrinkle free while maximizing my suitcase space.  I also ordered an undergarments bag, pill travel case and a dirty laundry bag.  I hate traveling home and mixing our dirty clothes with our clean clothes, so I’m hoping our next trip to the beach will be much more organized.

Travel Faves:

What are your favorite products to buy on Amazon?  Leave a comment below and let me know what I’m missing out on!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my picks from Prime Day!

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Prepping for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s almost my favorite time of year…  Time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  In case you’re new to this sale, I thought I’d take some time to talk about the reasons why it’s the best sale of the year.

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when a huge selection of new pieces are offered at incredible prices.  So many name brands are included!  For example, if you are a fan of Kate Spade, then this sale might be your chance to snag one of her newest bags at an awesome price.

Here’s where my tips and tricks come in…  The sale opens to the public on July 21st and goes until August 6th.  If you are a cardholder, then you get early access to the sale beginning on July 13th.  After the sale ends on August 6th, all of the sale items go to their full price.

Trust me, you’ll want to be a cardholder and here’s why: First off, the best sale items sell out FAST.  Second, as a cardholder, every dollar you spend at Nordstrom earns points and those points turn into Nordstrom Notes, aka: gift certificates.  You earn 2 points for every dollar you spend at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Hautelook and Trunk Club.  You also earn alterations credits based on your spending level.  Lastly, cardholders get an allotted amount of triple points days per year and if you save your triple points day for the sale, you triple your reward earnings.  Basically you’re earning free money for shopping for the things you love!

If you’re not already convinced that you need a Nordstrom card, let me give you a couple final thoughts…  If you get approved for your credit card by July 9th, they’ll will give you a $20 Note just for signing up to use on the sale.

To sum it all up…  Shop the Anniversary Sale for BIG savings.  Don’t forget, Nordstrom has FREE shipping and FREE returns ALWAYS!

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My Favorite BB & CC Creams

In my recent video, Everyday Natural Makeup Tutorial, I talked about my love for BB and CC creams.  I asked if y’all would want to see a video about different BB and CC creams that are currently available, and which ones I personally love, and the response was an overwhelming yes!  I filmed my Favorite BB & CC Creams + First Impressions.


I wanted to put all of the products I talked about in this video in one place for you to see.  Several of these products are brand new to me before this video, so I’m giving you my unbiased first impression.

One mistake I’d like to point out on my behalf is regarding the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion.  I mistakenly assumed it was a BB product because of the cushion design, which I was (obviously) incorrect about.  It is actually a sheer to medium coverage foundation.  This explains my explanation about heavy coverage/application.  Now knowing that it is a foundation, I’m even less fond of this particular foundation because of the application method.  I find that the sponge just pushes around the product.  I personally would apply this foundation with a damp beautyblender.  Just my two cents!  Also, I’d like to clarify, I’m normally a huge fan of L’Oreal products so this is just one product of theirs that isn’t my absolute favorite.

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