I’m starting a new blog series where I’ll do roundups of my favorite Amazon orders from each month prior — just to show you what I’m buying, reading and making each month (and to keep me honest with all the dumb shit I buy on the internet, to be honest).
In March of this year, I actually went on a very lenient buying freeze where I was allowed to buy replacements, art supplies, food + health support, and social experiences — just no new products, fashion or stuff that I’d end up just cluttering my life with.
I realized a while back that like many millennials, I value experiences over stuff — yet I find myself buying stuff constantly, and it clutters up my life, my very small apartment, and my mind.
In March, while I normally buy a TON of stuff on Amazon, I stuck mostly to basics, replacements and art supplies — here’s the list:
- Silk Eye Masks: These eye masks are amazing. I ordered a two pack — one for me and one for Austin, my boyfriend — and we used them for our travels, for not one but two red-eye flights, and for every night sleeping in our bright apartment (we have floor to ceiling windows, but we don’t have curtains and there is a LOT of light pollution in New York!)
- Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens: I got this amazing wide-angle lens for my travels in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California (more photos coming soon!) and wanted to be able to photograph everything in all of its wide-format glory — this lens isn’t a Nikon original lens, but it was a great lens for me to use for everything from portraits to landscapes, along with my trusty Nikon 50mm f/1.4.
- Circular Polarizer Lens: This was a must-have for my travels — so much blue sky, and shooting without a polarizing lens in high sunlight makes it really hard to capture colors accurately! I’m thrilled with how this budget polarizer performed, but I’m going to have to order another one because I scratched it up a bunch in the desert.
- DIY Embroidery Kit + Fabric Stabilizer: We’re going to get into embroidering our own clothes this summer, with the whole embroidery trend, and I got started ordering a DIY kit and fabric stabilizer paper that makes it easy for you to use a pattern to stitch onto your clothes!
- Rejected Princesses: I got this as a present for my princess, Nina, back from my Miss America days — because you’re never too young to tell amazing stories of feminists to elementary schoolers. Also, she’s the coolest.
So there you have it! My faves from March, and what I bought even though I was on a buying freeze.