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

As NYC and the world go through heat wave after heat wave, we’ve resorted to our favorite pastime: online shopping in the comfort of our air-conditioned apartment. After countless hours perusing new and interesting finds, we’ve come out with 20 fabulous things to buy on Amazon this August. From sleek wireless earbuds and vintage coolers to much-anticipated BBQ cookbooks and revitalizing hair masks, here’s what to shop now.

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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 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 Lauren Midi Dress

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

RELATED: The Best Women’s Clothing to Buy on Amazon

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St. Tropez Gradual Tan Shower Lotion

It’s August, guys. So, if you’re still ghostly pale, 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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Peak Design Packing Cube (Medium)

It may look ordinary from the outside, but this Peak Design packing cube is anything but. We're talking tear-away zippers for easy clothing access, an internal divider for separating the clean from the dirty, a super durable nylon/poly exterior, and a strong compression/expansion zipper that'll cut the size of your stuff in half. For those who like cohesion, it was made to fit perfectly alongside the small cube or shoe pouch in the 45L carry-on backpack.

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Osmosis +Skincare Antioxidant Infusion Serum

Formulated with 17 different antioxidants to boost support against free radical damage (often a result of pollution and sunlight), Osmosis +Skincare Antioxidant Infusion Serum is the key to glowing, youthful skin. With its potent concentrate and unique delivery system, the serum works to restore skin and protect against dark spots and wrinkles—a preventative measure that can be taken no matter how old you are.

RELATED: 16 Skincare Products Actually Worth the Splurge

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KeepCup 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 (okay, and drinking an additional three throughout the day). This 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 in-ground 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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Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Mask

If your hair takes a regular beating from straightening, curling, blow drying, and dyeing, it’s time to show it a little love. This Coco & Eve hair mask—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.

RELATED: 19 Miracle-Working Hair Products for Summer

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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 farmer's market finds.

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Taco Holder Stand

Hosting a Taco Tuesday dinner party? Stuff 'em full without worrying about spillage with the help of 2lbDepot's chrome stainless steel taco holders. 

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Cotopaxi Nazca 24L Duffel Pack

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 padded laptop sleeve, and a zippered front pocket for small items. In it for the long haul? The durable cotton and polyester canvas shell is tough enough to be thrown around at the airport time and time again.

RELATED: The 9 Best Carryall and Weekender Bags for Travel

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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 your 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 that 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, you’re going to want to pick up this cookbook from Aaron Franklin—the man behind one of the country’s most critically-acclaimed 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.

RELATED: How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Austin, TX

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Cravings Made Vegan: 50 Plant-Based Recipes for Your Comfort Food Favorites

On the other hand... Cravings Made Vegan's plant-based recipes are so yummy, you may be tempted to change your diet altogether. Think melted cheese sandwiches, chicken and waffles, and chocolate fudge desserts—all using meat and dairy substitutes, of course. You'll never think about vegan food the same way again.

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Mighty Patch Acne Absorbing Spot Dots

Dealing with acne-prone skin? You probably 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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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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MantraBand You Got This Engraved Bracelet

Need a little reminder that it's all gonna be okay? Wear it on your wrist with MantraBand's adjustable, engraved "You Got This" cuff. The bracelets also make thoughtful gifts for friends, family, coworkers, or anyone who needs a boost of positivity.

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PhoneSoap Go UV Smartphone Sanitizer for Travel

After hearing our smartphone referred to as "the third hand we never wash"—sorry for that mental picture—we promptly ordered the PhoneSoap Go, a smartphone sanitizer that kills bacteria while charging up the device. Its internal rechargeable battery also means you can take it on travels without worrying about finding an outlet.

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