15 Things You’re Going to Want to Buy on Amazon This August

As NYC and the world goes through heat wave after heat wave, we’ve resorted to our favorite pastime: online shopping in the comfort of our air-conditioned apartment, tub of Ben and Jerry’s in hand. After countless hours perusing  new and interesting finds, we’ve come out with 15 GREAT things to buy on Amazon this August. From sleek true wireless earbuds and vintage pink coolers to much-anticipated BBQ cookbooks and revitalizing hair masques, here’s what to shop now.


Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

We’re going to jump right in here assuming you already know about Birkenstock’s faultless reputation. If you’re looking for comfortable sandals that’ll match virtually any outfit in your closet, opt for a pair of their Arizonas which feature a shock-absorbing cork foot bed and adjustable leather straps. 

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Sony Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

It’s time to cut the cords, Jetsetters. Say hello to your new favorite gym and travel buddy: Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones. The sleek little true wireless buds are compatible with Apple and Android phones and they’re noise-cancelling, splash-proof (AKA rain and sweat resistant) and deliver 9 hours of playback so you can bump your favorite tunes for the length of your trans-Atlantic flight. They also come with a lightweight charging case, so you can juice them up on the go.

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Mara Hoffman Stripe Pocket Midi

Summer fashion straddles a fine line of comfortable and cute. Since skinny jeans are just out of the question, we often find ourselves reaching for breezy dresses. This darling cotton design from Mara Hoffman checks both boxes with an airy silhouette that’s still figure flattering.

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St. Tropez Gradual Tan Shower Lotion

It’s August, guys. So, if you’re still ghostly white, it may be time to invest in a little magic-working shower lotion from St. Tropez. The hydrating self-tanner delivers a natural-looking sun-kissed glow. Simply slather it on in the shower, chill for three minutes, and then rinse it off. Reapplied daily, the streak-free almond oil formula will gradually deepen leaving you looking like you just got back from an exotic vacation. 

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KeepCup 12oz Reusable Coffee Cup

If you’re anything like us, living up to your “no bad days” motto means starting each morning with a strong cup of coffee (*and drinking an additional three throughout the day*). This 12-ounce sipper is as stylish as it is practical with a tempered glass and cork design that features a splash-proof lid.

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Coleman Vintage Steel-Belted Portable Cooler

August was made for pool parties and backyard BBQs. Whether you have your own inground pool or just a small strip of grass somewhere in Brooklyn, take your hangout to the next level with this retro Coleman cooler. The 54-quart design gives you plenty of room for bottles of rosé, cans of PBR (up to 85), pitchers of homemade sangria, and much more. Best of all, the cooler can keep drinks cold for up to four days — even at temperatures up to 90-degrees!

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Schwinn Wayfarer 700c Hybrid Bike

Whether you’re taking to the beach, boardwalk, or bike lane, Schwinn’s Wayfarer 700c Hybrid will keep you cruising in retro style. Iconic design features include swept back handlebars, full fenders, and a rack perfect for affixing a basket that can transport your farmers’ market finds.

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Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Masque

If your hair takes a regular beating from straightening, curling, blow drying, and dyeing then it’s time to show it a little love. This Coco & Eve hair masque — with an accompanying detangling brush — tames frizz, subdues split ends, and deeply conditions with a formula rich in raw Balinese coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and fig essence.

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Cotopaxi Nazca 24L Canvas Overnight Duffel

We all have that friend who refuses to check a bag and this duffel was made with them in mind. The 24-liter carry-all features a suitcase-style design with multiple storage compartments including large mesh pockets for clothes, a 15-inch laptop sleeve, and a zippered front pocket for small items. The rugged nylon and canvas shell is water-resistant and tough enough to be thrown around at the airport time and time again.

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Vlando Small Travel Tassel Jewelry Box

There are few things more hellish than trying to untangle a mess of necklaces after they’ve been bouncing around in your bag during transit. Save yourself the frustration by investing in a compact carrying case with compartments for you rings, earrings, necklaces, and other accessories.

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Zoku Slush & Shake Maker

Keeping cool in August is basically an art form. Help yourself out with this compact, single-serving shake maker which can whip up slushies, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and alcoholic drinks in just seven minutes.

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Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

If you don’t happen to live in Austin but you find yourself jonesing for brisket, pulled pork, slaw, and bourbon bananas then you’re going to want to pick up this cookbook from Aaron Franklin — the man behind one of the country’s most critically-lauded barbecue joints. Learn how to build your own custom smoker, cure your own wood, and craft your own restaurant-worthy dishes. After picking up some of Franklin’s tricks of the trade, you may just fancy yourself a BBQ pitmaster.

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Mighty Patch Acne Absorbing Spot Dots

If you’ve got acne-prone skin, you know that sweat isn’t your friend. If you’ve been facing flare-up after flare-up thanks to perspiration-inducing commutes, then you’ll want to try these guys out. The drug-free hydrocolloid acne stickers — 36 of them in total — absorb pus and other non-sexy pimple impurities by drawing out fluids. Simply slap them on all your whiteheads before you go to bed (they’ll prevent you from inadvertently picking at them) and wake up with visibly reduced blemishes. 

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ISEYMI Luggage Cover

Away bags are great — don’t get us wrong — but attempting to find yours in a sea of the same at baggage claim can be quite trying. Make sure there’s no mistaking your suitcase with one of ISEYMI’s heavy duty covers. This season, we’re loving the cactus and pineapple print.

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ELFINA Hair Detangler Brush

Honestly, we were pretty skeptical of detangling brushes until we tried one ourselves. Rather than ripping out knots and fighting with our hair, we found that — somehow (science?) — the curvy comb breezes right through tangles in both wet and dry hair. If you’re spending a lot of time in the pool this summer (or even in NYC’s damp subway system) investing in one of these is a no-brainer.

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