A grocery bag that holds so much, a best-selling control panel dress and more

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These Amazon posts just end up filled with stuff I want, so I may as well lean into that and ask for advice. I recently got contact dermatitis around my eyes. I think it’s due to using my son’s Effaclar face wash instead of my regular German store brand face wash. (I use this, look how cheap it is! It’s just as good as more expensive face washes.) I’ve been using hydrocortisone on that area, but is there anything else that works for that? I’m thinking of trying the Vanicream we talked about on Tuesday. (I have so many creams but if it works I’ll buy it!)

Oh and I wanted to do a follow-up on the foot peel stuff from last week. The verdict is out! There wasn’t one foot peel everyone liked and some of you said that it made your feet peel so much you wouldn’t recommend doing it in the summer at all. So I’m holding out on that.

A leakproof cooler bag to squeeze the last days out of summer
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I have a cooler bag which I stole from my mom. (She said I could keep it after a few weeks.) The zipper is broken but I still use it a lot. It’s great for picnics, keeping drinks cold during car trips (although I still want that mini fridge for the car), and bringing hot prepared dishes to parties. This cooler bag is less than $25 and it has so many compartments to organize your stuff! It has 4.6 stars and so far it only has 24 ratings, but unlike other cooler bags it has an A from Fakespot. Plus the styling is so cute, with blue and black versions and colorblocking. This comes with two ice packs and a bottle opener. It even has a padded carrying strap. Reviewers call it “high quality and spacious,” “very roomy” and “heavy duty but not too heavy.”

Expandable under-sink storage to make your problem areas neat
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Clutterbug helped me get the hidden spaces in my house under control (I’m a ladybug, here’s her test for that if you haven’t seen it yet), but I need to work on upkeep. The area under my kitchen sink is particularly bad and I have to clean it out. So I should buy storage for that area before tackling that, right? This patented under-sink two tier metal storage rack has an area to fit your pipes. The width is expandable to provide just the amount of storage space you need. It has over 1,000 reviews, 4.5 stars and an A from Fakespot. It’s called a “great product” which “keeps things tidy and organized” and is “very sturdy” and “better than expected.” It’s said to take about 15 minutes to put together.

A pot and lid holder that people love
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I looked through a lot of pot and lid holders because again, my kitchen storage is a mess. Most of them have bad Fakespot ratings, but not this organizer by Neat-O. It has 4.5 stars, 889 reviews and an A rating. It can also be used to hold cutting boards, pans or plates. It’s called “just what I needed,” “durable” and “space saving.” At less than $9 it’s also a “great value.”

A structured bag which fits so many groceries
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Years ago I went to one of those overpriced bag parties. I bought a long rectangular bag which I keep it in the trunk of my car (along with this) and still use for groceries. It holds so much. I ask cashiers to let me pack it myself because I’m used to doing this from when I lived in Germany and also I like to shove as much in there as possible. This large structured bag looks comparable to mine and it’s less than half the cost. It also comes in so many cute prints. People say it’s “large and versatile” while being “soft and collapsable” and say they’re surprised how much it holds. Some reviews recommend cutting up a box to put in the bottom so the bag is sturdier. (This doesn’t have a great Fakespot rating and some people who sell the 31 bags dislike it and say it’s not as good, but they would say that, right?)

A cute and versatile t-shirt to transition to fall
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I got asked to feature stuff with longer sleeves. I love a nice long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve t-shirt. They’re so versatile for fall and can be worn alone or layered under a light jacket. This crewneck long-sleeve t-shirt by Amazon Essentials (above) is under $12. It comes in 21 different colors and prints and in sizes x-small to xx-large. It would be an excellent staple item that pairs well with a skirt, jeans or dress pants. If you’re looking for a v-neck with 3/4 sleeves this top by Kavio! has seven color options and is in sizes small to xx-large. Both of these tops have over 4 star ratings and Cs from Fakespot. (I ran so many listings through Fakespot and this is the best I could do as most clothing listings have Ds or Fs.) Here’s a plus-sized 3/4 length sleeve shirt which comes in medium to 5x and 11 different colors.

A fit and flare 3/4 sleeve dress with a control panel
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I don’t think we’ve featured this dress before! This medium-weight 3/4 sleeve v-neck ruched dress by Rekucci comes in size 2 to 18 and in 35 different prints and colors. It has a control panel built in. It’s just under $40, has 4.3 stars, over 1,500 reviews and a B from Fakespot. Women call it a “fabulous, flattering, easy-to-wear dress” that’s “true to size” and “flattering for my curvier shape.” It’s also said to be very versatile and the “perfect business travel dress.”

An under-$20 v-neck roll-sleeve tunic to look effortlessly chic
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Again, so many of the clothes on Amazon have fake reviews. This cute and breezy tunic has 3.7 stars, over 450 reviews and a B from Fakespot. It comes in sizes small to 2xl and in black, white and olive colors. Women say that they get “so many compliments” on this shirt and wish it came in more colors. It’s said to be a lightweight material and “the same thing you would get at Nordstrom or Banana Republic.” Plus it’s only $18! You can’t beat that. It’s said to run small so you may want to order a size up.

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  1. launicaangelina says:

    I definitely need the under sink and pan organizers. Great suggestions!

    • Harryg says:

      I absolutely need it, and the pan holder too. Every time my husband or I open the lower cupboards in the kitchen everything rolls out and we curse. The hissing and cursing and clattering of things now goes with the opening of the door, if one day it didn’t happen I’d be like “what’s wrong?”

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      I own the under storage sink shelves in this exact brand and a plastic version.
      Honestly, you get what you paid for. The shelves will wobble. Some snap tightly in place and others are loose and tilt making a clinking noise. Don’t put more than some rubber gloves and spray bottles on them as the supports in the frame are fairly hollow and thin.
      If there’s moisture, and there is always moisture, the shelf will be very tough to adjust.

      It was cheap so I’m fine with that.

  2. Erinn says:

    Hey Celebitchy! My wrap dress from a few posts back came in yesterday (ZESICA Women’s Bohemian Floral Printed Wrap V Neck)! It’s SUPER cute. I just have to rig something up (probably fashion tape) so I’m not falling out of it in the chest area. I suspected that would be the case though (damn these boobs) and it’s cute enough that it’s worth finding a solution for. If it wasn’t for a wedding for a coworker I could probably have gotten away without pinning/taping it as long as I paid attention to how it sat. I’m sure someone with a smaller chest wouldn’t have ANY issues – and I’m convinced it’s partially because I’m also only 5’2″ and the belt kind of portion hits lower on me than it would on someone of a ‘normal’ stature which would have kept it closed easier.

    Overall, very impressed with it – especially when it said it might not come until September.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I’m glad you like this and am sorry it’s not fitting right in the top area! I’ve never had this problem lol! Can you wear a cami top under it? I do that a lot with dresses that are too open on top.

  3. Verena says:

    Just came here to say that I use the same face wash!

  4. AnnaKist says:

    Those longer-sleeved t-shirts are fantastic; really versatile! I must have at least a dozen of them. Although I never wear dresses, I really like that fit-and-flare dress. They look really good on girls with curves. I also really like the white tunic top, and probably would wear it to death. Those massive grocery bags are a good idea, but be careful not to overload them with heavy items, otherwise, working one’s muscles notwithstanding, they become a bastard to lift and carry, especially if you have to climb stairs. Although I’m in Australia, and can’t get many of the exact items I’m interested in, these posts are great – than you!

  5. JennyJenny says:

    I really love these shopping posts!

    And the best thing I’ve gotten so far, is learning to use Fakespot. It has really saved me from buying some questionable items.
    So, thank you for that!

  6. InsertNameHere says:

    I have a few of the Thirty-One bags that the other bags are comparable to (given to me by friends/family), and the consultants are right that the 31 bags are made of sturdier material and framing – BUT their bags are also vastly overpriced at $50 for one of this size. So yeah, the 31 bags might be “better”, but the Amazon-available bags are pretty good and significantly less expensive – and have the benefit of not being built on a MLM scheme that’s couched in conservative Christianity. (The 31 is a Biblical reference…)

  7. tealily says:

    I added the grocery bag to my cart, thanks. I have so many stupid, inconvenient bags that I got for free from wherever, that I never remember to bring to the store with me. I may actually use them if, instead, I have one or two structured, purpose-designed bags. Our recycling just stopped accepting shopping bags and I’m feeling a huge amount of shame seeing the exact number of bags I use piling up. I’ve been trying to reuse and repurpose as much as I can, but I can’t do it fast enough!

    I also have one of those car organizer things and it’s a godsend. Highly recommend.

  8. Other Renee says:

    I love the dress. I recently lost quite a bit of weight and I think that might actually look good on me now.

    I don’t like large grocery holders because although they hold a lot, they’re heavy to lift into and out of the car, in an awkward position no less (leaning forward, stress on my back.)

    • Wow2 says:

      I like the dress too but the model is ridiculously photoshopped so I’d worry about sizing. Did you find the sizing to be true?

  9. Lindy says:

    Under sink organizer is now in my shopping cart!

  10. Roserose says:

    I didn’t know I needed a pot and lid organizer but now that I do, I really really need one.

  11. Giddy says:

    Regarding your facial rash, I have had unbelievably good luck with Naturopathica Gotu Kola Healing Balm. I use it for everything from dry cuticles to rashes, to cuts. It honestly has fixed everything I’ve ever used it for, but has gotten pricey. So they have a new product that sounds like the same stuff just packaged differently, Gotu Kola Intense Repair Balm for 18.00.

  12. PlainJane says:

    I have super dry skin, and bought the Vanicream. I can confirm it’s amazing!! I will definitely be repurchasing it!

  13. Mejia says:

    I own this dress and all the rekucci tummy control pants, they at fabulous