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my favorite AMAZON FINDS from a shopaholic

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I am a shopaholic. I am putting a name to it and I am not ashamed. So, here are a few of my favorite Amazon finds that have TRULY saved my life as a college content creator gal.

Click the title of the product and it will take you to Amazon so you can learn more and you can purchase it if it fits your vibe! Because I am a college gal on a college budget, I only look for the most reasonably priced items. So these items are not super super expensive…only like $50 or less.


Heatless Curling Rod Headband 

Okay so I discovered this heatless curling rod headband last year and I have not stopped using it. It’s so easy to use AND you don’t damage your hair! I wash my hair, blow dry it until it’s damp, then I start putting it in! Then I go to bed and wake up with perfect curls and no stress on my hair. This is totally worth it, and it is so affordable.

Hair Rollers

These are great if you want to have that 90s blowout look without trying too hard. They are also super easy to use and apply, and I found these at such a great price. Every time I use these, I feel runway ready.


Product Photo Backdrop

Okay. Whoever created this is a GENIUS. I am just now starting my content creation career for my own personal profiles, but also for my classes, and this Amazon find has truly made my life great. There are 5 different backgrounds you can use, they are SO portable, and they make your videos/pictures look professional. If you are someone who loves making ads, please do me a favor and check this one out. You won’t regret it.

Tripod with Ringlight

Every social media manager or creator needs a tripod. In my opinion, this one is the best. (And it’s currently on sale for $13 off so that’s super nice too). I am constantly needing different angles and a steady place to put my phone, and this tripod makes it so easy for me to do that. It’s pretty bulky, but if you’re filming in your kitchen or in one spot, then this is super easy to manage and use.

Phone Selfie Ringlight Clip

I use this one every day. I carry it in my purse on the go, and when I want to film something, I literally just clip it onto my phone, and boom: perfect lighting. This clip ring light is such an easy thing to work with, and it’s so much cheaper than I thought it would be.

Portable Tripod

This is the priciest thing on this list ($35..but it’s on sale for $23.99 FYI) but this is totally worth it. This tripod has so many great features that I just leave it in my backpack, and then pull it out whenever I want to film something. It also serves as a selfie stick so if you are like me and have shaky hands, this is PERFECT.


Snack Boxes

These are so easy and they are the perfect fit for your purse/backpack. I am busy all day every day, so I need snacks on the go. These boxes are so easy to work with and they have the perfect portion sizes for what I’m looking for.

Brita Pitcher

Water pitcher with a filter. Amazing.

Brita Filters 

Filters for the water pitcher with a filter. Amazing.


TheraIce Rx Form Fitting Gel Ice Headache

I suffer from severe migraines. It sucks. I bought this a few weeks ago and I use it now every time I have a migraine and it truly works. The cold pressure of it makes my head feel more tight and compact and for some reason, it makes me feel less nauseous. I would recommend it to anyone who has migraines!

Blue Light Glasses

I am constantly looking at my screen and then I end up getting a headache in return for it. So, I ordered these super duper cute blue light glasses and am obsessed. For 3 pairs it’s only $14 and that seems like cheating, honestly. I like to match them with my outfits for the day. You could too.

Well, those are just a few of my favorite Amazon finds for today! I hope you guys pick out something from this list and I hope it works out for y’all!

xoxo, Shopaholic Payton

Payton Dennis is a senior at Texas Christian University, studying Strategic Communications and Digital Culture and Data Analytics. She is from Houston, TX and spends her time working out, watching the newest (and oldest) movies, binge-watching Sex and the City, updating her social media pages, and so much more!