28 Affordable Amazon Purchases I Never Knew I Needed

I am the target consumer when it comes to being persuaded to purchase products I truly never knew I needed. Whether I am caught by little knickknack items leading up to the register when checking out or simply perusing online, I somehow fall for the trap every single time. Perhaps it’s because sometimes these purchases live up to their promise. They subconsciously enhance your everyday life without breaking your bank. What more could you want? 

Convenience. You want convenience. Fortunately, since I consider myself a seasoned shopper, I’ve created a list of products you never knew you needed, which you can find all under one roof: Amazon. Not every product is worth the hype, so it takes a special someone to not only sift through the massive inventory but also validate products' efficacy. Behold—and fair warning because you are about to be persuaded to purchase too—the 28 Amazon finds you never knew you needed, but now you do. 

I'm skincare-obsessed and take great pleasure in indulging in new beauty fads. This has become an essential in my in-flight skincare routine for longer flights because the high-frequency vibration helps to stimulate facial muscle, ultimately increasing blood flow and brightening tired skin.

It hasn't been the easiest journey committing to all-natural deodorant. However, I made it through with this specific product. Quick tip when making the switch: This Kopari deodorant is small enough to put in a purse or keep at your desk for a midday refresh, so consider buying two.

Just when I thought I had all the concealers and powders I needed, enter this Laura Mercier brightening powder. I nonchalantly tested it, thinking I probably wouldn't even notice a difference, but I was wrong. This powder not only works to set your groundwork but also really brightens the hard-to-get spots, like your under-eye. 

I wear these shoes almost every day. While I own a plethora of trendy sneakers, these have instinctively become a favorite due to their versatility. They're easy to slip on for weekend errands or style with a floral dress. 

When I was home for the holidays, I ordered this as an emergency purchase considering I have a lot of young family members who are still learning the concept of covering your mouth when coughing. Since then, it goes everywhere with me.

The art of dry brushing is something I am still acquainting myself to, so I opted for a variety of styles and brushes to familiarize myself. With all of the dry brushes on the market, this pack of three diversifies the experience and makes me feel like I actually know what I am doing.

Truth be told, I have my mom to thank for this purchase. These packing cubes have absolutely changed my life, and if you don't own them yet, you need to invest. They not only help avoid a messy suitcase, but they also make unpacking seamless. 

A true testament to a product I never knew I needed, this Brow Fast Sculpt—emphasis on the fast—proved to be yet another product I now can't live without. I ditched my eyebrow pencils after ordering this since it tames and fills in my eyebrows in just two quick passes. 

I definitely own more bikinis than any other article of clothing in my closet, but I never knew I needed a snakeskin bikini. At this price and the quality of the fit and fabric, it's a no-brainer. 

Because skincare is so important to me, SPF plays a vital role in my routine. I didn't fully realize I needed this particular one until I experimented with others and found that this formulation's non-greasy but tinted quality was something I needed in an SPF. 

Canvas bags are having a major moment. From Celine and JW Anderson to Fendi and Balenciaga, designers are reviving the chic classic. But let's not forget about the classic itself. 

I can admit interior design is not my forte. Oftentimes, I feel like my apartment needs a refresh and design update. These simple planters immediately elevated my space, and I barely had to do—or spend—anything. 

I never took myself has an over-the-ear-headphone kind of gal, but here I am. Fit for travel, these headphones pack well, cancel unwanted noise, and have a high-quality sound system. 

Yes, silk eye masks are great, but have you tried a memory foam eye bask that has deeper eye insets, which ultimately avoids putting pressure on your eyes? You'll never go back. 

Perhaps one of my favorite kitchen utensils, a cheese slicer is up there on the list of items I never knew I needed, but it has greatly elevated my day-to-day. I also love entertaining, and this little utensil makes prepping easy. 

This winter, cardigans have become my go-to wardrobe staple, whether buttoned-up as a crew-neck sweater or unbuttoned a little for a night out. It's such a transitional piece that I see myself wearing this into spring and summer. Not to mention this one comes in a range of colors. 

These Spanx leggings have completely changed the game for me. They're comfortable, functional, and flattering, which checks all of my boxes. 

After years of both blowing out and curling my fine hair, I finally found a tool that actually does both without damaging my hair with too much heat. 

There's no denying we all spend too many hours in front of a screen on a daily basis. These blue light–blocking glasses are a step in the right direction when it comes to protecting your eyes. 

I updated my nameplate necklace to this custom one because why not? 

I've officially retired all of my other hair ties. Again, because I have fine hair, the stress of a regular hair tie ultimately damages my hair. These silk numbers not only stop the damage but also don't pull or tug on my hair. 

Body polish is definitely a luxury and now a luxury I can't live without. This Herbivore one makes it easy because it actually lasts forever. Quick tip: A little bit goes a long way. 

I've recently (slowly) eliminated coffee from my diet, and this kettle has been my new kitchen go-to. It simplifies the process of making tea and works extremely fast. 

On the same note, as I dropped coffee, I picked up matcha. Making matcha is a rather tedious process, but when you have this set, it becomes pretty doable (and mess-free!). 

I love organization. From packing cubes to these drawer dividers, there are simple hacks that can bring organization to your everyday. 

Filled with motivation and wisdom to better your true self, this book is at my bedside table and serves as a little pick-me-up before I go to bed or when I wake up. 

Smaller than the average muscle massager, this is super portable and saves my life when I'm traveling. 

This fleece is a great transitional piece. During the winter, I layered it under my puffers, and now, as it is starting to get warmer, I wear it on its own when running quick errands. 

Next up: The Only Under-$100 Jeans You Should Consider Buying.