34 Products I Love and One I Hate!

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I’m Jordon, an enthusiastic romance author and Amazon addict. Here are a few eccentric finds from my Amazon orders list! I love these products because they make my life so much easier and fun!

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These Crystal Stone Lights Gave My Room a Cool, Lived-in Vibe

FLCSIed Natural Fluorite Sea Glass Ore Raw Crystal Stones LED String Lights 6.5ft 20 Lights with 11 Modes Remote for Indoor Outdoor Tent Wedding Anniversary Birthday Decor Present Bedroom

I love how calm and homey these rock lights made my living space. Placing them around a cute succulent gave them the vibe that I was going for!

Clever Alternative: These amethyst raw stones are a perfect match for that pink-loving human in your life.

This Rainbow Keyboard Cover Reminds Me of Lucky Charms

Keyboard Cover Skin Compatible Acer Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T CB3-131, Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T,Acer Premium R11, Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 CP5-471,Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531 CB5-571 C910,Rainbow

I needed to give my keyboard a little pizazz without breaking the bank, and I did with this keyboard cover skin! Even if you aren’t a fan of rainbows, they have this cover in a range of colors.

Clever Alternative: If you’re more of a fan of solid colors, this keyboard cover is for you!

These Dog Treats Made My Pooch Less Anxious!

dog treats

These calming dog chews helped my dog calm down after I took her on an impromptu visit to the Bahamas. I definitely recommend these for any dog that struggles with anxiety!

Clever Alternative: This alternative chew alternative chew from a trusted company can help your dog calm down with more options and flavors!

I Love Feeling Like a Kid in These Rain Boots !

rain boots

When I got these rain boots , I thought of having a fun rainy day, kicking back, and splashing in puddles! I had so much fun with these rain boots that I would recommend them for any adult-approved rainy day.

Clever Alternative: These fun rain boots come in multiple sizes and prints!

If You’ve Ever Had Something That Wouldn’t Clean, The Pink Stuff Is The Solution

Stardrops - The Pink Stuff - Ultimate Bundle - The Miracle Cleaning Paste, Multi-Purpose Spray, Cream Cleaner, Bathroom Spray (1 Cleaning Paste, 1 Multi-Purpose Spray, 1 Cream Cleaner, 1 Bathroom Foam Cleaner)

I’ve had pesky stuck on grease that wouldn’t lift with any product… until this one! The Pink Stuff is great for stuck on stains.

Clever Alternative: This alternative cleaner is less harsh while still obliterating stuck on stains.

Dyvicl Drawing Pencils Enhanced my Art x10

Dyvicl Professional Drawing Sketching Pencil Set - 12 Pieces Drawing Pencils 10B, 8B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, 2H, 4H, 6H Graphite Pencils for Beginners & Pro Artists

When I first started drawing, these were the first pencils I got my hands on… and to this day I don’t regret it! These drawing pencils have quality written all over them. They made my art pop.

Clever Alternative: These MISULOVE pencils have the same quality but for a bit less! MISULOVE pencils have the same quality but for a bit less!

I Reclaimed My Battery Power With This PowerPack That Works

ZMI PowerPack 10K Smallest Lightest 10000mAh Battery Pack Fast Charging Portable Charger Pocket Power Bank for iPhone iPad Samsung (NOT Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro/Max, Nexus, Pixel /2/3/3a/XL)

This battery power bank was super affordable for those long days walking around downtown San Francisco. Never again did I worry about being caught with a dead phone in a city I didn’t know!

Clever Alternative: These compact portable chargers have nearly the same battery power and work just as well!

I Brought My Gel Nail Polish Into the 2000s with This Nail Dryer Lamp

Nail Lamp for Gel Polish,36W 15 LED Professional Nail Dryer UV LED Nail Lamp with 3 Timer Setting,Professional Nail Art Tools With Automatic Sensor, LCD Display, Memory and Pause Timer Function

I love a good set of shiny nail salon quality nails at home! I got this affordable nail lamp and wasn’t disappointed. Now, I can enjoy quality nails from my bedroom.

Clever Alternative: This black nail dryer lamp has additional settings for your quality nails.

I Made my Closet Space Luxury with These High-Grade Wooden Suit Hangers

High-Grade Wooden Suit Hangers with Non Slip Pants Bar Smooth Finish Solid Wood Coat Hanger with 360° Swivel Hook and Cut Notches for Camisole, Jacket, Dress Clothes Hangers Vintage Wood, 30 Pack

I loved making my closet space feel like a small boutique with these high-grade wooden suit hangers wooden suit hangers! Affordable and stylish, these hangers brought personality to my small closet space.

Clever Alternative: These wooden hangers are even more affordable and come in eye catching red.

I Brought Blockbuster Back in Style with This Sweet T-Shirt

Blockbuster Mens Video Store Shirt Video Vintage Tee

I was the center of attention with this shirt! Vintage doesn’t have to mean out of style with this cool Blockbuster Video t-shirt.

Clever Alternative: Cozy up with the 90s with this cool fleece throw, too!

These Jogger Track Pants Made Lounging Even Easier

JGAX-R718-3X Hipster Frenchie Print Jogger Pants w/Pockets, 3X

I got so many compliments on these track pants! And because they also have pockets, they’re perfect for running errands in on those days you don’t feel like getting dressed.

Clever Alternative: These women’s jogger pants feel dressy with comfort and style!

Uozzi Bedding Never Disappoints a Drab Room

Uozzi Bedding Colorful Comforter Set Twin Size Yellow Navy Green Cubes Triangles Print Reversible Down Alternative 800 TC Kids Duvet Sets

I was tired of the boring floral bedding for “adults” (yawn). I put a pop of color in my bedroom with this fun, colorful bedspread!

Clever Alternative: This Exclusivo Mezcla bedding provides a pop of color with a boho feel.

How Did I Survive Autumn Without a Zando Beanie?

Zando Beanie for Men Women Cuffed Cap Soft Slouchy Beanie Winter Knit Hats Fisherman Beanie Skull Cap Unisex Daliy Beanie

Would it really be autumn without a black beanie in my collection? No. Of course not. Somehow I lose mine every year but it’s cheap enough to replace!

Clever Alternative: This replacement winter hat is perfect for the minimalist who loves a slouchy beanie.

I Felt Like Roadrunner in These Light-Up Shoes

APTESOL Kids LED Light Up Shoes High Top Cool USB Rechargeable Flashing Sneakers for Unisex Child Boys Girls

At first, I doubted my ability to love a light-up shoe in adulthood, but I was mistaken! I got so many compliments on these shoes that I bought them in two more colors.

Clever Alternative: These light-up shoes have a more sporty vibe!

Cinnamon Roll Earrings are the New It Fashion

Cinnamon Roll Miniature Food Stud Earrings

I loved supporting a small business with these cinnamon roll earrings! And with so many flavors, you’re bound to find a food you love.

Clever Alternative: Enjoy Pop-Tarts all the time with these earrings !

This SoundBox Made Me Feel Like Olivia Rodrigo Was In My Bathroom

bluetooth speaker

I love this bluetooth speaker because it’s super affordable and sounds like there’s a concert in my bedroom. The red is my all time favorite!

Clever Alternative: This LED bluetooth speaker brings personality to any shower party!

With These Mouth Masks I Can Be Scary All Year

mouth mask

With spooky season underway, I love these fun, festive masks. They go with all of my outfits, and I get so many compliments on them!

Clever Alternative: I also love these less spooky mouth masks.

These Backpacks are Clearly On Trend

Amazon Basics School Backpack - Clear

I wanted a clear backpack but without the weight, so this is perfect! It’s so cute, in style, and holds so much!

Clever Alternative: Show pride in ownership with this totally transparent bag set .

I Lived My Origami Paper Dreams and Made Weekend Art

origami paper

I loved this origami paper! I was able to take on a new hobby at a fraction of the cost it takes to do other hobbies. This origami paper is simple and eye catching.

Clever Alternative: This chiyogami patterned paper paper is great for an origami enthusiast!

Floating Shelves are a Must This Year

AMADA HOMEFURNISHING Floating Shelves Wall Mounted for Bathroom, Kitchen, Bedroom, Storage Shelf with Towel Holder, Rustic Wood Set of 2-AMFS01

These floating shelves added the personality I needed to my tiny bathroom. I can get exactly what I need, and it looks good at the same time!

Clever Alternative: I love these shelves for a stack of my favorite books.

Aromatherapy Soaps that Won’t Ruin Your Vibe

Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers - Variety Pack of 6 Shower Bombs with Essential Oils. Purple Set: Lavender, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Vanilla & Sweet Orange, Peppermint

These aromatherapy soaps fizz in the shower and give me that calm vibe I need right after a long day.

Clever Alternative: These are fruity scents a fun alternative.

When I Worked in Retail This Shiatsu Foot Massager Saved Me

Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Foot and Back Massager with Heat - Kneading Feet Massager Machine with Heating Pad, Back Massage Cushion or Foot Warmer,Massagers for Back,Leg,Foot Relief

My first week of working back on my feet was miserable, but not with this affordable Shiatsu Foot Massager! With multiple speeds and heat settings, instead of saying “oooh” I was saying “ahh.”

Clever Alternative: This inexpensive warming foot massager looks like a winner, too!

My Apple Watch Never Gets Scratched With This Screen Protector

screen protector


I would have never thought that a screen protector for my apple watch would be a must-buy item, but it changed my life! Now, I no longer have to worry about random scratches.

Clever Alternative: This MilitaryShield screen protector is water resistant and versatile!

The 90s Called and They Want You to Have Some Choker Necklaces

choker necklace

Where else can you get a bulk pack of chokers for an affordable price? And with so many styles, I was so happy to find multiple that I loved!

Clever Alternative: These kawaii-vibe chokers are a fun alternative!

This Surge Protector Kept My Electronics Safe

GE UltraPro 6 Outlet Surge Protector, 2 ft Designer Braided Extension Cord, Flat Plug, Long Power Cord, Wall Mount, Black, 44070

These surge protectors we essential when I got my first apartment! For under ten dollars, I stocked up on these and made sure all of my electronic needs were met.

Clever Alternative: This square power strip kept all of my electronics compact and within arms reach.

I Brought the Sun Back with These Flower Sunglasses

TENDYCOCO Sunglasses Daisy Floral Eyewear Glasses Round Party Accessories Sunglasses for Adult Women

No matter the season, I was able to live in the spirit of summer with these sunglasses They go with virtually every outfit and offer a bit of sun to any day.

Clever Alternative: These sunglasses aren’t as loud but are still stunning in this style of eyewear!

This EcoSmart Sweatshirt is Perfect Post-Shower

Ecosmart Sweatshirt

This EcoSmart sweatshirt is a closet staple for me, even in the summer months! It’s cozy and slips just below my knees, making it perfect to throw on right after a shower.

Clever Alternative: This Eversoft Fleece Sweatshirt is also perfect for chilly fall days.

This Retro Plaid Skirt is So Now

Floerns Women's Plus Size Plaid Print Split Hem Skirt

I’ve paired this plaid skirt with a cute set of fishnets and pumps or Converse sneakers. Dress it up or down for a cute, flirty look!

Clever Alternative: If you need a skirt with more “flair”, this one is for you!

A Bolster Pillow That Gave What it Needed to Give

ComfiLife Bolster Pillow for Legs, Knees, Lower Back - 100% Memory Foam Half Moon Pillow - Semi Roll Pillow for Lower Back Pain Relief - Great as Under Knee Pillow, Leg Rest Pillow, Lumbar Pillow

If you’re a side sleeper like me, you need adequate back support. This bolster pillow provides that and more! I now have the support I need at night.

Clever Alternative: This pillow offered all over back support for me and my partner!

A Cash Box That Will Deter Deviants

cash box

Dorm life or home life, I kept some precious valuables away from sneaky roommates so many times! This cash box kept my coins safe for good.

Clever Alternative: If you have even more cash you need to keep safe, do it with this extra large cash box!

Dental Hygiene Has Never Been Easier With This Water Flosser

Water Flosser Non-Electric Portable Affordable, Oral Irrigator Cordless Manual Air Pressure Simple Operation, Water Pick Teeth Cleaner for Home and Travel Blue

I haven’t received a bad dental report since buying this water flosser! If you have pesky wisdom teeth, get in hard to reach places with floss that won’t disappoint.

Clever Alternative: If you need a sophisticated solution with multiple features, this oral irrigator is for you!

This Doggie Camera Works for Pups and People!

indoor camera

I’ve found so many uses for this indoor camera! It has saved me extra grocery trips because my sneaky roommates love to try to get all of my groceries!

Clever Alternative: This indoor camera 2-pack provides even more coverage!

I Added Personality with These Interior Car Lights

interior car lights


No car is complete with a little color, and that’s where these lights come in handy! I love how they change colors with just a press of a button.

Clever Alternative: If you have a larger budget, these underglow car lights could be the answer you’re looking for.

Yes, Amazon Has a Smart Soap Dispenser

Introducing Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser, automatic 12-oz dispenser with 20-second timer, Works with Alexa

I was always weary of touching a dirty soap dispenser. Now, I no longer have to worry! This automatic soap dispenser makes hand washing more fun.

Clever Alternative: Here’s a more affordable option that makes soap dispensing automatic.

I Absolutely Hate These Fridge Organizers

Fridge organizers

These fridge containers are so unnecessary. I would not recommend at all!

Clever Alternative: Don’t get stuck cleaning out 35 plastic containers! Try these fridge mats instead.

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