Monday, May 6, 2024

Prime Purchases: the May edition

 




Happy Monday, friends, and happy bonus blog post day! I'm linking up with Tanya today for the Prime Purchases link party. I'll jump in with a few fun things I bought just in time for pool season! Click on the picture and you'll be redirected to a separate Amazon link in a new window. 




First up is this adorable hot pink "cover-up" style shirt. I bought it to use as a cover-up at the pool, but truthfully it's so modest and well made that I'm going to wear it as a long shirt. You cannot see through it all, and it's 100% rayon, so it'll be cool and breezy all summer long. I love it so much that I bought another one in another color and pattern. There are tons of color options to choose from! 




Here are a couple of close ups of the shirt and material; but also, I bought myself these gold layering necklaces that have my initial. (Click on the words "these gold layering necklaces" to see them on Amazon.)




I am only sharing this next purchase with you because I love you and I want you to have a swimsuit to love this summer. I do not love how I look in a swimsuit, but I love to swim and I needed a new one. And yes, I "needed" it, because my black one from last year is old and I'm tired of wearing it every single summer. I've been looking for a new swimsuit for two years; I even bought one last summer, then later on returned it to the store. I bought three recently from Walmart.com, but I hated all of them and returned them as well. I don't like paying $80-$100+ for a swimsuit, so I started looking on Amazon last week and found this one below.






I love it so much that I cut the tags off and washed it on the gentle cycle immediately. I can't wait for swimming season! I love the modestly of it and feel that it's way more so than my old black one with a deeper and wider V neck. I love these little flutter sleeves, even though it's a swimsuit, because I never wear sleeveless anything and I don't care if my tan line is conducive to that kind of shirt. I hate my upper arms, so I loved this style. I think it's very true to size; I bought the size that I would buy if I were buying a t-shirt, and it fit perfectly. I do think that a swimsuit needs to fit snugly so that it won't stretch in the water, and it never needs to be too big, because it'll just keep "growing" with use. I love the pattern and colors, which is why I chose the hot pink cover-up shirt. 




They're a perfect pair!




Here's a close up of the layering necklaces.





And here is that same shirt as the hot pink one, but in a different color and pattern. I love it and wore it to church yesterday with these white pants and sandals. 


And just because it's almost that favorite time of year for so many of us, here are a few other favorites that I love from Amazon and buy on repeat. I'll link them below with a picture, if I can find one. 



Would it even be summer time (almost) without a Kindle to read on? While you're at it, don't forget a cover with a stand for easy reading!



I also love these these items below:




This amazing body butter is still my favorite!



... and so is this cuticle oil. I use it on my feet all summer long, but it's great for the hands as well!




I'm not including a link for this case above, but I'm looking for one similar for the newer phone I have. I love going neon all summer long, whether with accessories, jewelry, nails, or popsockets. 




I love going light and bright with both my makeup and my hair during this hot time of year. I am very minimal when it comes to makeup, which is kind of a whole thing for me right now. I've been using the Cerave tinted moisturizer with SPF, and while I do love it, this Super Goop Glow Screen is my favorite. It's worth the money and will last me for the entire season! I mix it in with a touch of foundation to give me the smallest amount of added coverage. I will post about my hotter weather makeup routine and skincare soon, so stay tuned!


These are just a few of my favorite things from Amazon lately and some that I'll be reordering soon. What do you buy from Prime that you love? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 




12 comments:

  1. You look fabulous in that bathing suit-- I always want to share the ones I find and love too but also hate having a photo of me in a bathing suit on my blog so I get how outside your comfort zone that feels. But it truly is a great suit and your cover-up/shirt is so nice too! I just used that Hawaiian Tropic body butter last night. I love that stuff.

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    1. Thank you for that! I definitely don't feel comfortable doing that kind of thing, but I figure if I love it, someone else may love it as well and be inspired to purchase a new one for this season. I have been looking for a new swimsuit for so long, because it's hard for me to find one that fits right. If it fits in the body, it's too big or tight in the chest, and vice versa. I really love that it's so modest, though. I love that body butter, too! I didn't use mine last night, but I pulled it out to start using since it's warm now.

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  2. That suit is everything! I am the same with my upper arms. I did find a cute Walmart suit with a bit of a sleeve like that. I am all about the coverup and have a bunch. I love that pink one! I may get that. I don't have any coverups in that style. I'm glad you finally found a new suit and can ditch the old one.

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    1. Thank you! I think many of us feel that way about our arms. Remember when we complained about our bodies when we were young? Oh what I wouldn't give to go back to that time! 🤣 But not really. I do love a great coverup and accessories! Let me know if you end up buying yourself one; I would love to know your thoughts!

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  3. Cute fashion buys and I love your swimsuit! The smell of anything Hawaiian Tropic is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! I am like you and I love that smell; actually, I love everything coconut scented during this time of year.

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  4. The swimsuit is perfect for you and you look so cute in it. It is a good thing when we find a swimsuit we like, right? You are pool ready with your good finds! I also like your new shirt too! Great finds!

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely nice to find something like that to feel confident in. I am ready!

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  5. I love that swimsuit, and thank you for sharing. It is definitely tough to find the right style that makes one feel good about wearing it! We have lots of the same faves like that lotion and cuticle oil. Thanks so much for linking up with Prime Purchases! Tanya - TheOtherSide-oftheRoad.com

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! You are so right. Thanks for hosting this fun link party each month! It's one of my favorites.

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  6. That cover up does look great and the swimsuit! It's something I would wear, covers enough but still looks good.

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  7. Thank you! I really do love it; and I'm glad to have a swimsuit that I feel good wearing.

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