Things you requested and own including cotton leggings and inflatable lanterns

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Thanks again to everyone who has been texting and commenting with Amazon product recommendations. It helps a lot for these posts. I am thinking of doing more skin, haircare and/or makeup-oriented posts next week. I may just recycle some of the products I own or that we’ve already featured but am looking for new recommendations of course. On the next podcast coming out Monday I tell the cute story of how pottymouth pup commented last week that her dog only felt calm in a Wonder Woman costume. Then on Wednesday NotSoSocialButterfly shared a photo of her sheltie in a Wonder Woman costume!

Comfortable cotton leggings you’ll want to live in
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Agnes sent us a text message saying that she loves leggings and is looking for breathable cotton leggings. These 95% cotton 5% spandex stomach control leggings by Abusa come in sizes small to xx-large, in capri and full length and several different colors and stitching options. They also have a 4 star rating with over 900 reviews and an A from Fakespot. (Please note that more popular leggings from Spalding have an F from Fakespot.) These are said to be “so comfortable” with a fit that’s “perfect” and “not too tight.” The material is called durable and “super soft.” You’ll want to make sure to check the size chart as these are said to run small.

Start fires quickly and easily in all conditions
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Be prepared for camping and s’mores season with these convenient little fire starting packets. You get the wood or charcoal and this stuff makes it ignite. This is a suggestion from Giddy, who recommends it for hiking and camping and says “This stuff will light in any circumstance, even if you float some on water.” People say it starts fires instantly and stays lit for about 10 minutes so there’s plenty of time for your wood to ignite. Some reviews say it works with damp wood too. These fire starter packets have a shelf life of decades but give off “no harmful chemicals or vapors” when lit!

A solar light you won’t want to be without
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Here’s another suggestion from Giddy of an awesome product I didn’t know existed. The Luminaid solar inflatable lantern will fold flat for easy storage and expand when needed. It comes in eight different colors. It’s both a nice way to provide light while camping or during any outdoor activity along with an emergency light that’s easily recharged by the sun. It can provide between 12-50 hours of light on a charge and people rave about how bright it is. It can also charge on indoor lights.

An ultra comfortable memory foam mattress that’s such a bargain
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I didn’t think I would include a mattress here as that seems like too high a ticket item. However this is such a great bargain at less than $240 for a 10 inch thick queen mattress. Compare this to what you would pay for a memory foam mattress at any store. VegasSchmegas recommended it on the post last week, saying “it’s so comfortable,” “conforms to your body beautifully” and that she falls asleep quickly. The thing that got me to recommend this mattress was the fact that so many reviewers mention that it doesn’t have a chemical smell at all. People call this one of the best mattresses they’ve ever had and rave about how well they sleep on it.

Incredibly comfortable lounging pants
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These soft pants come in sizes x-small to x-large and in several different colors and prints. They have 4.3 star rating with over 1,700 reviews. Becks1 recommended them and says she loves them in “warmer weather when I still want to wear pants, but don’t want to be hot.” Reviewers call them “the best PJ pants ever” which “are so comfy that every day I can’t wait to get ready for bed.” Some people recommend that you don’t put them in the dryer as they can shrink.

Cute and versatile hoop earrings
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I love hoop earrings because they go with almost every look. These hoop earrings come three to a pack in metallic finishes rose gold, gold and silver. There are four different size choices. They’re less than $10 for three but look much pricier. They have a 4.4 star rating with almost 300 reviews and an A on Fakespot. Women with sensitive ears say they don’t bother them at all and others rave that they’re lightweight, comfortable and stay on all day.

No-show footie socks that stay on and keep your feet dry
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I got a text request for footie socks from lynzyloo who says “so many of them are garbage and my second toe is longer, so I go through them like crazy.” These socks from Toes Home are among the best selling footie socks on Amazon. They have over 500 reviews, a 4.2 star rating and an A from Fakespot. They come in both nude, black and gray and fit sizes 6 to 11. Women call then the “best no show socks ever” and praise how well they’re cut and how durable they are. They also say they “made my shoes so comfortable” and “don’t slide down at all since they have grip to them.”

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  1. Kat says:

    Love the lantern! We’re going camping in a few weeks so I’m going to order.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Oh that lantern is really cool! I’m going to order one or two just to keep for summer nights.

    Re: the lounge pants – I LOVE them, and so far for me they haven’t shrunk. Everyone should get a pair!

  3. april says:

    I’m getting the lounge pants :)

  4. joanne says:

    I have dark spots on my legs that broken blood vessels caused by too many sports when i was younger. They are where i was hit by balls or badly bruised. They’ve started to look more prominent in the last couple of years. Does anyone know of a good cream or remedy to fade these areas? Thanks so much. There are always such good suggestions here.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Ooh I will look that up for next time, good suggestion!

    • manda says:

      I don’t, so will be following this, but I get spray tanned in the summer to help make the marks on my legs a bit less obvious. I have some broken blood vessels too and I always wondered where they came from! I have a membership at a place and go once a week and it helps me feel comfortable enough to wear shorts.

      eta: I do remember that ulta sold some sort of thing for the legs, it looks like a little thing of deodorant, but I think it was to make the leg skin look shiny. I feel like I have read on this site that movie stars use some kind of makeup on their legs for the red carpet. I will be curious as to what CB finds

    • Celebitchy says:

      This isn’t exactly what you’re looking for joanne as it’s makeup, but In the late 90s I worked on a skincare site and so I learned about dermablend. People swore by it.
      https://amzn.to/2HdEeFR
      Also I’ve heard good things about Sally Hansen airbrush legs. I tried it and it was too dark for me because I am so super pale.
      https://amzn.to/2JuCCsY
      I’ll see what I can find for fading cream too for next week.

      • joanne says:

        Thank you so much. I appreciate the suggestions. This kind of article is my favourite as there is so much good advice from people who have actually used the products.

    • Anastasia says:

      Try Dermacol for cover up (it’ll work) and Mother of All Creams to help the skin. Both are on Amazon and I own both.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @joanne – arnica cream is supposed to be good.
      this gets good write ups https://amzn.to/2PVJaC1

    • KidV says:

      I put Vitamin C serum on my arms and legs to get rid of dark spots. Laser hair removal will probably help too. Or you may need something a little deeper like Photofacial type lasering. It will also get rid of broken capillaries.

  5. manda says:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to fakespot. I love it!!

  6. KellyRyan says:

    I’ve been an Amazon customer since 2003. Ordering more often because we live in the mountains in CA. I have leggings I purchased six years ago, still wearable.

    Favorite newest purchases, covers for my Amazon Fire’s, Hemp Body Butter, ($14.95), silken non-greasy feel on the face, Organic Flax seed warmer’s for body aches, (avid hiker here).

  7. Cat mom says:

    I didn’t want to love these posts at first, but I swear I find 2 or 3 things I have to have every time. Seriously considering this mattress. I can’t believe the price. Lounge pants, leggings, ugh, I need them all!

  8. Anastasia says:

    ACK! More spending money on Amazon! ;)

    But seriously, is it weird that I’m relieved that I only found one item in this post I’m going to buy? (The leggings–they look awesome.)

    If anyone is looking for a really great summer moisturizer that has natural ingredients, this is the tits:
    https://amzn.to/2LB4sXb

    I got it in a sample box once and I was hooked immediately. It’s not super cheap, but worth every penny. For those who can’t click the link, it’s Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, 1.3 oz. I’ve found it on ebay unopened for less, so check around.

  9. hnmmom says:

    On the makeup front, I love this product called Queen of the Fill. I first got it in an ipsy bag but have been buying it off Amazon ever since. It’s an easy daily brush tint gel for your eyebrows. Two quick swipes and I am done doing my brows for the day. Love how easy it is! https://amzn.to/2YeSvHY

    From previous posts, I love my car trunk organizer and the whole family got those travel neck pillows for our trip this summer. Thanks for these recommendations lately, really appreciate them!

  10. Renee says:

    I love this post. I just ordered the leggings & lantern. Keep ‘em coming!

  11. Becks says:

    I have the hoop earrings and I love them! I am wearing the silver ones today, they pretty much go with everything. I highly recommend them.

  12. Kaye says:

    I love these posts. Such a great idea!

  13. Megan2 says:

    Can there be a post for e-readers and accessories? I have an ancient Kobo that is slowly giving up the ghost, and I don’t know what I should purchase to replace it. I read a lot, so I would like it to be durable, but I also want it to be cute and have a nice cover because the covers I had for my Kobo over the years did not last and, frankly, were ugly.

    I don’t know if there is enough interest for a post like that though. My Amazon list is 90% books and I am trying to move more to paperless for the environment and for the sake of my teeny tiny apartment.

    • KellyRyan says:

      Book lover here as well. I try to stay with Goodwill on the west coast, (used books), and the same with DVD’s, through Amazon. Have a wish list 24/7 and the UPS driver knows us by name :) Both Amazon and Target have offered the best in order completion and delivery.

    • hnmmom says:

      I am an avid reader and would love book recommendations. I use a Kindle sometimes but since I read so much, I actually get 95% of my books from the library. It’s a great free way to read. I love the freedom it gives me to stop reading a book I am not enjoying vs. feeling like I have to suffer through because I paid such-and-such amount for it. Plus, I love hardbacks and the sound of the plastic sheets over the library books lol.

      The only issue with reading an actual book is I read a lot at night before I go to sleep. Sometimes my book light is too bright for my husband, esp. after replacing the batteries, so I could use a good recommendation for a book light. But that Kindle is great for night reading because the light doesn’t spread out so much and bother him.

      • KellyRyan says:

        I don’t know what your interests are, mine are primarily psych, history and a few on politics. One of my favorite books is Catherine the Great, Robert K Massie. Audible trial, free with Amazon, Kindle available. I read this book through my library system online. I prefer a larger screen and stretching on the floor when I read using my computer.

        FYI, I avoid impulse shopping, placing items on a wish list and if the price drops to a point I’m happy with, I purchase.

  14. LisaLisa says:

    I have the lantern and love it! I charge it at home before I go camping and use it for light and to charge my smart watch, phone, etc. while out in the woods. I have the white light/non-colored lantern and it has different brightness settings. Definitely a great purchase!

  15. Shannon says:

    I love these posts! I got two of the dresses from the last post – same dress, two different colors – and I’m pretty sure I’m going to wear one or the other practically every day, they are SO comfy and cute.