What I’ve Ordered from Amazon Lately: Fall 2023

My Amazon cart is always an eclectic mix of practical items I need, products I’ve been wanting to try, and my tried and true products that I always keep on hand. I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve ordered from Amazon lately with you. This recent collection is full of all kinds of fun things, including items I’ve bought to gift this season. I hope my entire family doesn’t read my blog, or there will be very few surprises under the tree this year.

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What I’ve Ordered from Amazon Lately

Long Sweater


After my recent success with this striped sweater that took inspiration from a J.Crew style, I decided to try a longer version in blue. I’m a big fan of shawl collars, and this blue is so easy to wear with all my neutrals. It’s oversized by design, so I sized down to a small, and the fit is perfect.

Koolaburra by UGG Men’s Slippers

My husband wears a size 14 shoe, so finding slippers that fit is a challenge and can be pretty expensive. I ordered him these UGGS to replace his old slippers, and he reports these are super comfy. They come in lots of colors as well.

Wall Art Building Blocks

My grandson blows through Lego kits that are meant for adults in nanoseconds! I decided to give him more of a challenge and bought him this Tiger building blocks set. He can also hang it on the wall because he’s running out of shelves to store his “creations”.

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compresses

I replaced my heated eye compress which I use every night for my chronic dry eye. I use a tissue between my lids and the pads, but they still recommend you replace them every six months to be sanitary. They help keep the meibomian glands from clogging, so they release the oil that keeps your tears from evaporating too quickly. I’ve seen another specialist about my chronic dry eye and his exam showed these are helping a lot!

Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity Oil Free Volumizer

I stocked up on this Kevin Murphy volumizer, which has been a constant in my styling routine for close to ten years. I occasionally add a light mouse on top fo this, but I always start with this. It gives a little oomph without weighing my hair down.

Vionic Adilyn Women’s Orthotic Support Slippers

I recently mentioned in this post about self-care gift ideas that I needed a new pair of slippers. Vionic makes quite a few different pairs of slippers and house shoes, depending on the look and needs you prefer. I ordered this pair after so many of you recommended them. I have also ordered a few other styles to try and will report back.

COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin

Snail mucin is said to be beneficial for your skin due to its hydration, skin repair, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effects, collagen promotion, and nourishing nutrients. The mucin is collected from ordinary, garden-variety snails, processed, and purified to create a cosmetic ingredient. Snails are not harmed in the process, so I suppose you could call it cruelty-free. After hearing so many wonderful things about this product, I decided it was time to try this COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin. It’s not gooey or gross as I expected, but I’m still a bit grossed out by it so have only used it a few times. Do any of you use it?

Spinning Makeup Organizer

My old one broke from repeated use and loading it down with too many products so I replaced this Spinning Makeup Organizer. They’re not the most glamorous way to store skincare but I have a teeny medicine cabinet so this is extremely functional and keeps my bathroom counter free from clutter. I like this one because you can adjust the shelves depending on the height of your items.

Battery-Free Fabric Shaver & Lint Brush

This Gleener is the best lint brush I have ever used! This brush, along with my sweater shaver, keeps my sweaters looking brand new. This also works great on upholstered furniture, knit blankets, and coats. I bought one for my apartment in Vancouver and one for a gift.

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides Powder

Collagen is a daily must-have for me because it helps support healthy hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Since I don’t eat meat, I always purchase marine-derived collagen products. I switched to this brand because it’s made from non-GMO wild-caught cod and is highly bioavailable and digestible. I simply add one scoop to my morning smoothie or my afternoon tea. It dissolves easily and has no taste.

Rechargeable Book Light

I should have added this to my gift guide for book lovers! This rechargeable book light helps reduce strain on my eyes while I am reading, especially in the evenings or at nighttime. It has two different brightness levels, and a full charge can last up to 8 hours. I bought several to put in Christmas stockings this year.

French Press Coffee Maker

French Press Coffee Makers make the best coffee. My husband loves his French Press, so we bought this one to replace the one we left in our new apartment in Vancouver. It looks very sleek, it’s easy to clean, and it feels very heavy-duty.

Thick Yoga Mat

My joints absolutely cannot make it through a workout or a stretching session using a thin yoga mat, so I upgraded to this 2/5″ Thick Yoga Mat. It comes in many great colors, and it has a carrying strap so you can bring it to the gym, the park, etc.

13 Gallon Automatic Sensor Kitchen Trash Can

Does it sound silly to say you love a trash can? Even though this is one of those boring yet practical purchases, this 13-gallon Automatic Sensor Kitchen Trash Can makes life so much easier. Just the motion of your hand opens the lid automatically, so there is no need to open or close the lid. I saw this at my hair salon and ordered one as a gift.

AmLactin Foot Repair Cream

I have been using Amlactin’s Rapid Relief Restoring Body Cream on my feet for years. When I saw they sold a product specifically for foot repair, I knew I wanted to try it. It has a hefty 15% lactic acid plus ceramides, so it both exfoliates and moisturizes. I use it on my heels, and my husband covers his feet from ankle down each night.

Things I’ve Ordered from Amazon Lately:

It’s funny, but it feels very personal to share what I’ve ordered from Amazon lately because so many of them are personal care items. I was thinking it might be interesting to do an “empties” post for my makeup and skincare items. I have a lot of them. Would that interest you?


  1. I have been suffering with dry eye for the last two years. My doctor prescribed Restasis but it didn’t really help, just left a burning sensation. I’m anxious to try the Bruner eye compresses. Thanks so much for the tip,

    1. It’s really helpful. I hope you get relief from it too.

  2. Good morning Jennifer – I noticed in your recommendations that you did not recommend Collagen For Her brand (I have been using since you first recommended it) and was curious as to why you switched brands? Do you think the Vital Proteins does a better job? Thanks!

    1. I switched when I discovered this brand uses wild caught fish. I don’t eat or use farmed fish and the other brand doesn’t mention where they source theirs from. This seems stronger as well and I’d a finer powder.

      1. Barbara L says:

        Thanks for explaining. I will check them out too. If you are not all ready aware of the website ConsumerLab.com, you ought to check it out. There is a membership fee ($40 +/- annually), but I think it’s well worth it. It tests and provides updated info for all kinds of consumables, as the name suggests, for example-whether products contain what they claim to contain, etc.

  3. Love Amazon. I get a package at least once a day. So many things to choose from.
    Thanks for the great posts. So appreciate you.

    1. I’m so glad you’re here, Lin. I appreciate you!

  4. I’d love an empties post. I’m using the snail mucin and also their all in one moisture cream. It is difficult to get passed the texture but I’m determined. I have super dry skin.. It works as well as anything and I’ve tried them all! Other than Vaseline nothing really soothes and hydrates and unfortunately I think the dryness is totally age related, I’m 72. My dermatologist recommended Avene Xera Calm Balm and the results are about the same. I look forward to your posts every day. Thanks for what you do.

  5. Not silly at all in regards to the trash can! I bought a sensory trash can at Costco 3 years ago, and I would count it as one of my best buys ever. Love it!

    1. Good to know Gale. I think she’ll really like it.

  6. I bought the Merit Flush Balm in Cheeky. I use it very lightly as I like subtle. It should last a very long time. My husband and I both us the Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic acid cream everyday. I also like their Manuka Honey hand cream. It is very cost effective and they are great products. I would enjoy your empties column. I enjoy all of your blogs.

  7. Cath🇨🇦 says:

    Jennifer, welcome to December…already! I have another slipper suggestion you might want to explore. GLERUPS felted wool slippers. My Pilates instructor wears them in the studio, and loves them. I went locally to the local
    ‘Shoe Inn’ (Qualicum Beach , BC)and bought a pair …unbelievably comfy!
    I have the leather base and my husband can’t hear me coming! My feet can be somewhat problematic , so these are such a great find.

  8. This has been a very expensive read! Thanks for all the great ideas, Jennifer! I think I’ve finished my shopping – always tricky to get different gifts for my two daughters that add up to about the same budget. Thanks also for introducing me to Quince – hoping that their cashmere baseball hats are a big success with the difficult to shop for guys! 🙂

    1. I’ve been thriled with everthing from Quince so I hope they like them.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I tried the snail mucin, it does feel nice going on , but am not sure it really makes a difference. I will finish bottle and see if I can feel any change.
    I will say that the Purito essence that you recommended in the past, I can say it does make a difference, my skin feels more hydrated.

    1. That Purito essence is amazing!!

  10. These are all great items! I use the eye compresses every day and it really helps with dry eye. My Podiatrist gave me a prescription for Ammonium Lactate moisturize cream which is probably the same cream you are using. It really helps and less expensive by prescription. I’d love to try those slippers.

    1. Do you add socks on top of the cream to seal it in?

  11. Yes to the empties post!

  12. I’m intrigued…yes, please do an “empties” post!

  13. Good morning Jennifer! I am forwarding today’s blog to two high school friends I recently learned have dry eyes – hoping your recommendation of the Bruder eye compresses are helpful and you gain 2 new followers! Thank you!
    Re: Vionic slippers… they have saved my feet! This time last year I had a horrible and drawn out case of plantar fasciitis. I figured out that my UGG mule slippers which I lived in for several winters, have no arch support. Quick AZ shop, plus recomended exercises – one year later my feet are an entirely new story!
    Re: “empties post” I think would be interesting! I’ve learned alot from your blog – thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for forwarding my email. They may also enjoy this post where I go into more detail about how I treat them. The comments are also full of brilliant suggestions. My readers are so smart!

  14. Sandra Doty says:

    I have used the COSRX Snail Mucin faithfully twice a day since receiving it. The bottle is almost empty but I don’t see any change in my skin. I won’t buy again.

    1. Thanks for letting me know.

  15. I’d be very interested if you do an “empties” post. I love the ones Dr. Dray, and other dermatologists and skincare specialists, do on Youtube.
    I tried the Cosrx Snail Mucin and it felt great going on. However, since I am extremely allergic to shellfish and dust mites, it was not a success for me. My skin was breaking out and turning red. Now, I spend more time researching products before using them.

    1. I’m not an expert by any means but I do read up on a lot of things. I hadn’t considered the connection to shellfish with snail mucin. Thanks for pointing that out.

  16. I too suffer from dry eye and to complicate the matter I have seasonal allergies that only affect my eyes! It’s the most frustrating thing to deal with. I’ve never tried heat to my eyes, how long do you leave these warmers on your eyes? I’m anxious to give this a try and see if it gets me any relief, thanks for the tip!

    1. I’ve had three eye doctors recommend I use this mask. It’s made the biggest difference. You can read more about what I use in this post.

  17. Yes, I would be interested in your makeup empties. I wanted to thank you for your recommendation of Merit creme to powder eye shadow – I love it and I also bought the shadow brush. I’m very pleased with both. Love your recommendations. Thank you for doing the work and sharing your findings on your blog.

    1. My pleasure! I’ll do an empties post.

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