Affordable stuff to get you through the Prime Days hangover

I don’t know if I’m proud of myself for not going hog wild on the Amazon Prime sale or if I’m going to regret not buying things I could have saved on. I do need a new printer and laptop, but I feel like the ones I have work fine. My purchases include an Instant Pot (finally!) and just one other kitchen product. I’m excited to use the Instant Pot to make meals but I have been too busy to try it the last couple of nights. Let me know if you have any chicken recipes or any other vegetarian recipes you like (I can’t have pork or beef). I definitely found recipes to try at Skinnytaste and appreciate that recommendation. As always please let me know if you have product recommendations!

An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner
I’ve been on a jewelry kick lately and just got so many cute pieces from my local antiques store. Some of the stuff needs cleaning and the chemical cleaner I have can strip cheaper jewelry. Launica Angelina recommended this ultrasonic jewelry cleaner (I think she said she saw it here but I don’t remember posting it). This has 4.1 stars, over 3,300 reviews and an A from Fakespot. People call it “far better” than they expected, praise how fast it works, just three minutes per cycle, and say they’re amazed at how dirty their jewelry was. They also like the fact that you don’t have to scrub at all to get your jewelry polished. Many reviewers recommend adding Dawn dishwasher soap for better results.

A slip dress that can be layered or worn alone
Someone ordered this dress through one of our affiliate links (the reports tell me what people ordered but I usually don’t even check it and you should see the stuff I order) and now I want it! It would be so cute as a little night dress , a slip or even layered under a light jacket or t-shirt. It comes in sizes x-small to xxx-large, and in 9 colors. Every dress is under $15.88 with some options even cheaper. This has 4.4 stars, 483 reviews and an A from Fakespot. Women say it’s made of a “soft, stretchy, lightweight knit fabric with spandex,” that it “fits well all over” and that “the straps are adjustable” so you can make it higher or shorter. I definitely need a slip for some of my sheer dresses and will be ordering this.

A moisture-proof pill box with so many uses
Giddy sent this product in to our text/voicemail line, (434) 218-3219‬, and said that she has two, one which she’s used for earrings and jewelry and another for solid perfume she makes, because she’s crafty like that. (My words.) This would be so nice to use as a travel case for jewelry! I have a soft case for jewelry I got from one of those bag parties but this looks better because you can see all your options at once. This large pill organizer measures 1.6 x 4 x 5.7 inches, has eight compartments and is made of food-grade plastic. People call it “well constructed,” say it “holds just the right amount of pills” and is a great alternative to those day of the week pill boxes. It also works well for organizing and saving space on pills at home.

A three pack of contoured light-blocking sleep masks for $9!
I nap early and often, and am always misplacing my eye masks. This three pack of adjustable sleep masks is such a bargain at $9. They have over 2,000 reviews, 4.4 stars and a B from Fakespot. People say that they “sufficiently block out the light,” and are made of “soft, breathable material” that stays cool. They’re said to “always do the trick” and reviewers like the fact that “they are concaved so they don’t press against your eyes.”

A stylish and versatile travel backpack
This large travel backpack by Himawari comes in 20 different color block options and is large enough to hold a laptop. It measures 16.5 x 11.4 x 7 inches and has plenty of pockets and zippers to organize your stuff. It can be used as a diaper bag too. It has almost 300 reviews, 4.4 stars and an A from Fakespot. It’s also affordable at under $37. Reviewers call it “great value for the price” and say it’s “super sturdy and cute” and “very durable.”

A six piece set of stainless steel kitchen knives for just $23.17
You may not realize that your kitchen knives are old and dull, but once you replace them it makes a world of difference. These colorful stainless steel kitchen knives by Zyliss have a five year guarantee and are dishwasher safe. You get six knives of different sizes including a paring knife, chef’s knife and utility knife for under $25! You can also purchase individual knives if you don’t need that many. These have 4.4 stars, over 560 reviews and an A from Fakespot. Buyers call them a “great set of knives,” “sharp and good” and say the price is “amazing” for the quality.

Pure tea tree oil shampoo to treat dandruff and itchy scalp
This pure tea tree oil shampoo is under $10 for eight ounces of product. It’s sulfate free and is great for treating dandruff-prone and dry scalp. Plus it works to prevent lice too. It has over 3,600 reviews, 4.3 stars and a B from Fakespot. One reviewer says it’s “super effective for itchy scalp” and that “the first time I used it I felt an immediate improvement.” Others write “it has made a huge change in my scalp health” by eliminating dry patches, and that “I’m very pleased with this product and plan to buy another bottle.”

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Yay for an instant pot! I found that there is a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, its great. Pretty much everything I make in it is from Skinnytaste lol.

    I like that backpack, I may get one for the times when I want my hands free with the kiddos. I have a crossbody bag that I got from Amazon that is comfy for those kinds of outings but not super stylish (I got it more for travel) but I want a backpack too I think.

    • Becks1 says:

      Also I was not super impressed with Prime Day this year. I found it harder to find the deals, and I don’t want a TV or any major electronics like that, which is what it seemed most of the good deals were.

    • Erinn says:

      Oh god. Now I’ve bookmarked Skinnytaste – I need something new to make in ours. I’ve been so in love with it that I’ve been making the same like 3-4 recipes over and over. But now I’m eyeing their no bean sweet potato chili and pork carnitas. It’s legit only 10:30am and my stomach is now growling haha.

  2. Agnes says:

    I got an Instapot as well! I have a few friends who SWEAR by it. I tried this chicken recipe last night, per friends’ recommendations. it was good, but not spicy enough for us. I did, however, put in only 1/2 of the cayenne pepper it calls for. The whole 1/2 teaspoon would have prob been perfect.

  3. Kaye says:

    I bought a set of three of those Zyliss knives for $15 from Amazon. They’re really nice and I like the covers.

  4. Nicegirl says:

    Oh the tea tree oil shampoo is great, we use it.

  5. launicaangelina says:

    I should get my jewelry cleaner today and I’m looking forward to trying it out. I swear I learned about it here, but my mind is in a million places lately. 😂

    I need new knives and a good slip dress is always nice to have on hand. It’s super hot right now in Texas.

  6. Lizzie says:

    i have pave bands that are hollow underneath on my wedding rings and if i don’t deep clean them frequently – i get eczema on my finger. in addition to taking off my rings every night – my dermatologist recommended getting an ultrasonic cleaner and i use it once a week. it is what they use at jewelers. i use 2 drops dr bronners tea tree soap and hot water and run it for two cycles (8 mins). it works for me and my rings sparkle like crazy. if i know i’ve gotten something under the rings i will use a baby toothbrush and soap to scrub it a little first – but device really gets it all.

    edit to note that i also occasionally use it with a retainer brite tab to deep clean my retainers.

  7. EviesMom says:

    So weird but Prime Day in Canada was pretty awesome. I got gaming headphones on a lightening deal for 40% off & a gaming chair 65% off. Full disclosure – for my teenage son. The Lego deals were great & we also got a robot vacuum for $209 Canadian. Sadly robot vacuum promptly ran over a dog accident … 🤮. But aside from that very happy with the Canadian deals.

    • deezee says:

      They must have had what you were looking for. I found it to be pretty cr@ppy and only bought a kid’s camera to replace the one that broke on vacation.

  8. Shannon says:

    I was so excited for Prime Day because I’m about to move and am shopping Amazon anyway for furnishings for my new apartment. But I ended up disappointed because nothing in my price range seemed to be on sale. Mostly I just found really expensive things that were still too expensive for me even after the discount. Bummer. But I love those sleep masks.

  9. Justanothersarah says:

    The Zyliss knife sets are great, especially considering the low price.

  10. Jensies says:

    I have the sleep masks. They’re nice, but the concave shape doesn’t hold at all, they still press against your eyes.

  11. Mollie says:

    I really enjoy the affiliate posts! I’ve bought some of the stuff you’ve written about. Nice work, y’all!