I take my toothpaste and conditioner in my checked luggage. If you do this, I would suggest you put them in a large ziploc bag or in those plastic bags you get from the grocery stores. That way if they leak, it won't get all over your clothes. The seals of my lotions have busted and leaked.
All airports I have been through have required all passengers take off their shoes.
I have brought multiple lighters in my purse and the staff were aware of them and have not confiscated them.
I have never taken my jewelry off or my watch and so far have had no problems.
Oh, and I had a 4 ounce 1/2 empty lotion that I forgot to put in my checked bag. TSA took it and I said it is only 2 ounces since it is 1/2 empty. They said No and then proceeded to make an example out of me by yelling at hundreds of passengers behind me that you could not do that. That happened at LAX.