Every late spring, the onset of warmer weather (plus general summer excitement) makes me want to refresh my space. Or my life, actually. Enter: spring cleaning, closet purging, haircuts, redecorating, etc. The list goes on. It always just feels like it’s time for something new, uplifting and/or exciting around this time of year — which gives me a good excuse to add a little somethin’ into my life.
With this hunger for a life refresh at top of mind, this year I noticed myself looking for little luxuries to add into my everyday. I’m not talking about anything super-fancy, just…luxe. I want to be indulged, but not over the top. I want a few luxuries, yet…accessible ones.
Elevate Your Everyday: A Luxe (But Not Over The Top) Refresh
After a ton of looking, I’ve landed on 10 little luxuries that won’t break the bank but will totally elevate my daily experience. I love little home, lifestyle or self-care bits and pieces that elevate my space or make my routines feel fresh. So all 10 of these items are luxurious in their own way — but not in a way that’s over, like, $120. *cheers*
Watch my full Amazon Live video here to hear alllll about these 10 finds (and even catch a demonstration or two). I think you’ll love this stuff.
10 Luxe Items From Amazon To Fancy Up Your Everyday
This essential oil mix by Vitruvi is SO GOOD. I looove this brand of diffusers and oils — they make such pretty, minimalist pieces that look beautiful in any space (diffuser below). They also make high-quality essential oils that come in tons of scents, but my favorites are the ones that they mix up for certain vibes. This specific oil is one of my absolute faves and is called Breathe. It’s got a cooling, minty scent with peppermint, cajeput, eucalyptus and tea tree oil. The blend is made of 100% pure essential oils and inspired by “menthol balms and deep inhales” (something I really love when I have a headache or just need a little pick-me-up).
All of Vitruvi’s oils are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free, as well as free from a bunch of harmful chemicals. It’s $24 for this half-ounce bottle, and it’s totally worth it. If you want to try a few for a lower price point, Vitruvi has sets of smaller-size packs available. Even if you don’t have one of their pretty stone diffusers like the one below, you can pop it in any kind for a really nice spa-like scent refresh. Ahhhhh…
Look at this beauty! (It’s even prettier in person, so jump to my Live to see the real thing.) This Vitruvi stone ceramic diffuser has been working well for me for, like, forever. This super-pretty terracotta color has always matched my decor, but it comes in seven other colors on Amazon, all under $125. It’s made from high-quality porcelain (kinda heavy) and honestly doubles as a piece of decor, it’s so gorgeous. There are both seven- and three-hour intervals, which I use every morning and night to set a calm mood.
So, this is really neat. It’s called High Rhode by Kin Euphorics. It’s a non-alcoholic spirit that is seriously SO unique AND unique-tasting (and, like, a little work of art that sits on your bar cart). This brand kind of transforms what it’s like to have a post-dinner drink or night out. Kin Euphorics’ functional beverages are “for modern social-hour rituals featuring nootropics, adaptogens and botanic” — so, like, a healthier, more mood-boosting drink that makes you feel amazing. What more could you want?!
This High Rhode flavor gives an experience of “a gentle rise and uplifted mood.” It also “balances the body’s response to stress, enhances the mind and sharpens attention.” They say that by drinking this you can count on “a blissful rise with no regrets the next day,” which sounds AMAZING. Such a genius product.
How pretty is this juicer from Verve?? I’m not gonna lie, I really wanted to order this thing just because of the vintage look, not to mention the actual citrus-juicing function (which can totally come in handy a ton in the summer). It’s $99 and comes in this glistening gold as well as a deep green and a striking red. I love using it for fun mixed drinks or even just fresh OJ on a chill Sunday morning. These Verve juicers are made by artisans of Mexico from recycled aluminum cans. I’m in love with it. (Watch me juice a lime in the Live!) Mocktails (featuring Kin Euphorics) coming right up…
I grabbed this amazing cookbook called “For the Table,” and I’m so happy about it. I seriously am such a sucker for a pretty book cover, so this one obviously caught my eye — but the recipes!!! They sound incredibly delicious. (A melon, cucumber and avocado salad for the summer?? Um, yum.) Under $32, the cookbook’s packed full of a bunch of easy, healthy, crowd-pleasing recipes for all seasons of the year. I’d love to have a fun little summer dinner party with a few of these recipes and some freshly juiced drinks. Sounds so causally fancy (if that’s a thing…).
How about this thing?? OK, you probably can’t really tell what it is at first glance (and sans s’mores gear), but it’s a little tabletop fire pit from Teapai! This little guy lights with just rubbing alcohol, so it is definitely SUPER-easy to use. It’s also an adorable size for popping onto your outdoor table for some light ambiance or even to roast marshmallows. Apparently, the fact that it burns on just alcohol keeps it from getting smoky and dark, which is such a great feature if you’re using it inside or in a smaller space. It’s 5 inches wide, 3.5 inches tall and under $40, which is awesome. I also love the simple concrete design. (Would be a cute, unique gift for truly anyone.)
A glass carafe is a simple yet wildly easy way to upgrade your kitchen. I looove this slim one by Hydros. I used to have a larger plastic Hydros filtered pitcher, but I wanted something a little sleeker, and this is totally it. You just snap in the water filter right in the top (but you wouldn’t use it if you were filling it with lemonade or something that isn’t water), and you’re good to go! The filters are made from 100% coconut-shell carbon in a BPA-free casing — which means it’s safe for you and the environment. You can purchase more filters any time on Amazon too (they fit into all of Hydros’ pitcher sizes).
This refillable, eco-friendly soap dispenser from Blueland is a game-changer. I was drawn to the clean, sleek glass style of this kitchen addition. (I actually first used this at Shana’s house years ago and totally loved it.) It’s pretty and so worth the cost…I mean, this $20 set comes with the cute glass soap dispenser and four (9-ounce) tablet refills. What you do is, you fill the bottle with water then drop in a tablet to make perfectly scented foaming hand soap! You can even choose different scents based on the season and buy them right on Amazon. I love how you can buy one of these things and keep refilling it for like…ever. It’s so good. Blueland’s cleaning products (which Shana also loves) are also refillable glass bottles that you buy cleaning-solution tablets for. This brand is killing it in the sustainability realm!
This Burt’s Bees body oil is a GODSEND. I am a body-oil connoisseur — I’ve bought SO many and always come back to this little guy. The fresh, lemony, sweet almond is my absolute favorite body-oil scent, and I love that a little goes a seriously long way. It’s super-moisturizing and totally affordable at under $10 per bottle. I think it’s intended to nourish and hydrate growing pregnant bellies, but I use it all the time on my entire body (not on my face), and it works wonders. It leaves your skin absolutely glowing too.
Just the name of this bath soak alone kills me (and was totally the thing to draw me in). These “The Martini” bath salts from goop are clinically proven to relieve stress and detoxify the body. I am SO into a good, long bath every once in a while, and I’ve had my eyes on this soak for after hearing people rave about it. It would be such a nice, luxe gift for anyone needing a little spa day at home. It’s $40 for the bag, and you can probably get five or six baths out of it, depending on how sparingly you sprinkle. The bag says to use a third of the bag every time, but I’d probably cut that in half just to make it last a little longer. It’s made of pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts, chia-seed oil, passionflower, valerian root, myrrh, Australian sandalwood and wild-crafted frankincense. Sounds amazing to me.
That’s it, guys! I hope you loved this handful of semi-fancy items to make your daily life a little more special + luxurious. (Because after all, you deserve it.) All of these items can be found in our Amazon list titled “Luxe Lifestyle Updates” in our Storefront.
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