If you have been reading me for a while (and I hope you have 😉 ), then you know that I monetize this site through the Amazon Associates program.
For those of you who don’t know what that means, it means if you click a link on my site that takes you to Amazon, and you purchase something there, I get a small commission on your purchase.
When I first joined the Amazon Associates program, about a year and a half ago, I’d only see a product purchased occasionally.
The longer I stay in the program, though, and the bigger my blog grows, the more purchases I see more regularly from you folks.
Of course, I love to roll over and grab my phone first thing in the morning to check what cool things you guys have bought while I slept—okay…and what commissions I have made in that time. 😋
But recently, when I checked my phone one morning to find that one of you had purchased a French press—an item I’ve been meaning to purchase for EONS—I became interested in those Amazon purchases for a completely different reason.
It occurred to me, that day, that you and I might have a lot more in common than I think.
After all, perhaps that’s why you read my blog.
I decided then and there to start a series showcasing the most popular of these Amazon purchases in case you, my readers, might be just as interested as I am to see what other like-minded people are buying.
Today, I present you the first post in that series.
Just to be clear: although I know what you are buying and in what quantities after clicking through to Amazon from my blog, I have no personal information about who is making the purchase.
The data is completely anonymous!
I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed compiling it.
If any of these products means anything special to you, then please let me know by leaving a comment at the end of this post.
Without further ado, here are the top 20 most popular items that you, my readers, purchase on Amazon through my blog.
1. Tropical Heat Kenyan Tea Masala
It seems that the tea masala really resonated with you folks because that’s the product you purchase most of.
2. Laxmi Tea Masala
Yes, believe it or not, even the second item on this list is a tea masala spice blend though a different brand from the first.
The one above is the one I normally use. Can anyone tell me anything about this one?
All I know is that it’s quite popular too.
3. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Coconut Lime Shave Cream, 1.5 Ounces
This product, I haven’t used before—I am not a big shaver—but it doesn’t surprise me at all that the version that makes this list is a travel size one.
After all, I write a lot about travel.
4. Kenya Tea – Ketepa Pride
Ketepa is a household name in Kenya and is the brand I used to use when I lived in Nairobi.
5. Adidas Outdoor Women’s Kanadia 8 Trail Running Shoe
This is a pretty nifty running shoe!
6. Rieker Women’s Celia 51 Slip-On
7. Kenwood HDP406 Hand Blender
I get to pulverize everything right there in the pan!
Go here to find out more about this hand blender, or simply click the picture below.
8. Gabby Skye Women’s Elbow Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress
9. InterDesign York Lyra – Bathroom Shower Caddy Shelves
Coming to think of it, I need to buy a shower caddy right about now!
10. Incline Fit 1/4″ High Density Memory Foam Thick Yoga Mat
11. LINKYO French Press Coffee Maker
This is the French Press that inspired this series.
Although it is not practical for me to buy kitchen appliances on Amazon for delivery in Dar es Salaam, I will definitely soon head over to a local appliance store to see what French presses are available here.
Enough with the procrastination!
12. Duracell Procell D 12 Pack PC1300
Everyone needs batteries…
13. Aqueon 06080 QuietFlow 10 Power Filter, 100GPH
14. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – Peppermint
15. Celestial Seasonings Mountain Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
16. The Surrendered Single: A Practical Guide to Attracting and Marrying the Man Who is Right for You
If you and I have ever engaged in a conversation about women and dating in the past 10 years, then you know I SWEAR by this book.
In fact, it was the inspiration for this post about dating in East Africa.
For the married among you, you might instead want to check out The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide to Finding Intimacy, Passion, and Peace (which is also a very good read).
If you do purchase either book, please let me know what you think in the comment section below.
17. Scott 1000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper, 27 Rolls
Hehehe….In this post about buying perfume in Nairobi, I mentioned that my mother often teases me about eating toilet paper and drinking perfume because she cannot make sense of how fast I consume these products.
How fitting is it that bulk toilet paper makes this list? Hehehehe…I see you! 🙂
18. Durex Play Massage 2in1 Sensual
If you have been reading me for a while, then you know exactly which post must have inspired this purchase.
I am not going to link to it though, out of respect for my father, who just joined my email list. (Welcome to Chick About Town, Dad! 🙂 )
Go here to learn more about this product, or simply click on the picture below.
You’ll find out all you need to know! 😉
19. Nirav Tea Masala – Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom
Yet, another tea masala!
20. Durex Play Tingle Lubricant
Same as number 18 for this one. Trust me, just check out the product! 😉
Alrightie, ladies and gents, that’s all from me today.
As I said earlier, I hope you enjoyed going through this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.
If any of these products means anything special to you, please let me know in the comment section below.
Feel free to rave OR rant.
I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Until the next time,
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