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    Updated on Jul 7, 2020. Posted on Jul 2, 2020

    38 Products You'll Probably End Up Using For The Rest Of Summer

    Clinical strength anti-perspirant. Truly nothing like it on a hot summer day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can drink your favorite caffeinated beverage whenever you please without the $5+ charge (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    To learn more, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    2. Sanuk flip flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material, aka these babies are really 👏 darn 👏 comfy 👏. Plus, reviewers swear that they last forever — even with constant wear.

    an old pair of Sanuk flip flops next to a new pair labeled "7 year old flip flops and their twin replacements"

    Promising review: "These are my favorite. As a Southern Californian, I wear flip-flops year-round. The last pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops I bought lasted through almost three years of constant wear (they were basically the only shoes I wore for three years, so I'm serious when I say constant). They're comfortable enough to wear for a day at Disneyland, even with arthritic joints." —beth

    Get them from Amazon for $18.82+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors).

    3. A retro-inspired halter one-piece so fabulous, it's inspired 4,000 glowing reviews. World, say hello to a swimsuit worthy of its own Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants spinoff. This thing is truly loved by everyone.,

    Promising review: "THIS SWIMSUIT BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER, HOLY HECK! It fits, in a word, perfectly. I may just buy this in every color." —Emma Maas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).

    4. A Coleman pressure-activated mat that stays up to 10° cooler than room temperature. This prevents your pup from feeling overheated (cue panting), keeps 'em extra comfy on hot summer days, and can even be used outdoors.

    dog laying on top of a red mat

    Promising review: "I have a pug and a toy fox terrier/chihuahua mix and they absolutely love this thing. I just leave it sitting on the living room floor and they gravitate towards it whenever they need to cool down (they sometimes even fight over it). Both fit simultaneously if they are in the mood for sharing the space. The mat is tough, too! I don't think their nails can penetrate it." —E Marsh

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A bikini top available in a gorgeous magenta floral hue. Summer 2020 = the summer in which we deviate from the sea of blacks, whites, and grays that is our drab wardrobe.


    Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes XS-3X and in three colors).

    6. A stainless-steel slicer so that you can cut up your 🍉 favorite fruit 🍉 without googling "how to properly cut a watermelon." This one tool cuts up perfectly symmetrical watermelon cubes every use, saving you tons of time and several tears shed.

    review photo of watermelon slicer in use

    This slicer also comes with a melon baller scoop! I love free gifts with purchase.

    Promising review: "This tool is so handy!! I hate cutting watermelon and this is so fast and easy to use and wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes with this thing. The included baller is also great for the small leftover, hard-to-reach places." —Andrea Draine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

    7. A pajama set here to nudge your high school gym shorts and old soccer team T-shirt into retirement. You hated soccer. You sat on the bench. Sweaty sleepers, this cool-to-the-touch bamboo fabric is divine.

    model wearing V-neck black tee and shorts

    Promising review: "I needed pjs that were cool and comfortable. But I often found that the fabric of other pjs would rapidly get worn, pilled, and rough. These silky soft pjs have been going strong for months now through countless hot flashes and heat waves when it would get into the 80s in our bedroom. If you are a hot-blooded person and need to cool down, I can't recommend these pjs enough." —Margery

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and in 17 colors).

    8. Outdoor string lights that can zhuzh up any setting and make it romantic. Simply throw this on above your gross outdoor seating area and you've got yourself a patio worthy of Instagram posts and Pinterest saves. Joanna Gaines, I hear you're hiring?

    string lights hung above an outdoor patio

    Promising review: "These transformed my backyard! I bought two 50-ft strands and have them stretched across two decent-sized patio areas. The light is gorgeous and romantic, and bright enough to not need other lights at night. We put them up in early October to enjoy the last bit of fall and they have survived through rain and frost so far without breaking. The glass is very thin, but it's also very light, so they seem to hold up pretty well. I will probably order more!" —Shannon H.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A bottle of Davines hair mist as necessary for your beach bag as your beach towel. Apply this conditioning milk throughout the day to protect your 'do from UV-A and UV-B exposure (aka, no more dry and brittle hair).

    hand holding white bottle with spray nozzle

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A cool-to-the-touch comforter that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% eucalyptus shell means you *won't* wake up drenched in sweat, plus you can wave those 3 a.m. "If I have one leg outside of the comforter...." thoughts goodbye. No more overheating. / Via @buffy, Buffy

    This comforter is also super eco-friendly. It's sewn with 100% recycled thread and is shipped with vacuum-sealed virgin plastic packaging (which requires less fuel than a traditional shipping box).

    Promising review: "It's a bit thinner than I expected, but don't be fooled. Let it bunch up between your legs and you'll be a Buffy believer. It's so soft you feel pampered, yet it doesn't start getting hot like other fluffy comforters I've tried. Not sure it's possible to have this much comfort while staying this cool through the night." —Edward N.

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A Vanicream clinical strength anti-perspirant free of dyes, parabens, and formaldehyde. For anyone with sweaty pits *and* sensitive skin, this stuff is proof that magic exists.

    hand holding white deodorant tube

    Promising review: "I'm a dance teacher and choreographer, plus, I'm just a sweaty human being in general. Oh, AND I have sensitive skin, not a great mix while trying to find antiperspirant. This stuff is unbelievable. I can put it on in the morning after I shower and I actually STAY dry throughout the day and throughout teaching my classes. I'm also so grateful it's suitable for sensitive skin as well. No itching, no redness, and no bumps. I've only used it for a little over a week, but I will never go back to any other products. Pleaseeeeee never stop making this!" —Kylie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.81.

    12. A Novogratz door mat here to brighten up any summer day. Whether the weather is bad or you're working from home and ergo barely see the sun, this dose of ROY G. BIV will always put a smile on your face.

    reviewer photo of rainbow door mat

    Get it from Amazon for $31.63.

    13. A tank maxi dress that is, without a doubt, the perfect basic piece of summer clothing. Get ready to wear this lovely piece of jersey knit all 👏 the 👏 damn 👏 time 👏.

    Reviewer recommend ordering a size down!

    Promising review: "Lately I have been really into maxi dresses for their comfort and convenience. This dress is perfect for the person who needs to get ready in a pinch. I can wear it around the house, grab the mail, throw a t-shirt or sweater over it if I want more modesty to go out, or accessorize for cleaner look. It accentuates the bust and upper waist while hiding the bottom which I like. It’s awesome. I’ve ordered two so far." —Joanna

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors).

    14. Cirepil hard wax for skin smoother than that of a baby seal — reviewers claim this is actually less painful than other soft waxes on the market. Just prep your skin with a bit of oil, apply the wax, wait for it to dry, and quickly pull it off like a bandage. Huzzah! Each hair will have been taken out from the root.

    a reviewer's leg with fine hair on the left, the same leg with blue wax in the center, the same leg with no hair on the right

    Just melt the above wax (a GiGi wax warmer is particularly great) before applying with wood wax sticks to avoid shaving but also to save a ton of money in the long run.

    Promising review: "As a novice home-waxer, I had only worked with soft wax before this. I was so amazed by this hard wax! This caught so much more hair on the first try AND I had SO much less breakage — every hair was pulled out at the root! This is also definitely less painful than soft wax and the clean-up was just ridiculously easy. I'm so happy I went out on a limb and tried this." —Rebecca Asni

    Get it from Amazon for $21.10

    15. An off-shoulder chiffon romper that has all the polish of a dress but is thankfully *much* more comfortable when it comes to sudden gusts of wind. Interesting that Marilyn Monroe made it look so elegant.

    model wearing black romper with floral design
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    16. A collapsible straw lid compatible with most water bottles — and yes, my VSCO darlings, this includes our beloved HydroFlask. No more missing your mouth and spilling H20 all over your shirt (I can't be the only one).

    water bottles with black collapsible lids

    This comes with two lids, two straws, two cleaning brushes, two separate straws, *and* a handy finger loop.

    Promising review: "Is it weird to say I’m obsessed with these lids?! I have a 16 oz Hydro Flask with a lid that I hated! It leaked and drove me nuts. I just got these and they’re great! They don’t leak and fit perfectly. I had to cut the straws because they were too tall but it was super easy!" —melissadupree

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 24 colors).

    17. Walnut tortoise sunglasses designed with scratch-resistant, UV-blocking lenses. Added perk? You can even customize these beauties and add in your prescription.

    tortoise shell frame sunglasses
    Warby Parker

    Get them from Warby Parker for $175 (prescription included).

    18. Jumbo silicone ice molds that guarantee a better summer cocktails-at-home experience. Fancy looks aside, these perfectly shaped chunks of ice take forever to melt — aka, so long diluted negronis and hello beverages that look like something out of a mixologist's handbook.

    Hannah Loewentheil/BuzzFeed

    You'll get two silicone molds and lids: one for square ice cubes, the other for round. They're both reusable and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "From negronis to margaritas and everything in between, these simple ice cube molds instantly make my cocktail creations taste better. And not to mention the jumbo ice cubes make any basic DIY drink look fancier too." —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.98.

    To learn more, check out "These Jumbo Ice Molds Are My Most Important Tool For Making Cocktails At Home".

    19. A universal umbrella so you can work outside sans glare. This one is designed with UPF 50+ protection and a universal clamp, meaning it can easily latch on to a patio chair.

    review photo of pug sitting on chair with umbrella

    Promising review: "This is the perfect umbrella to add to your existing chair! It tilts in all different directions to keep the sun off of you. I use it at outdoor concerts. Everyone was asking me where did I get it. It's way better than a canopy chair which only keeps the sun off you if it's directly overhead. And it attaches to your chair pole in seconds, piece of cake. I wish I had this years ago! It would have really saved me from the glaring sun at all the outdoor concerts I attend in the summer heat." —Pal

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    20. A Remington wand capable of doing the Impossible (yes, Impossible with a capital "I"). This miracle tool allows even the finest, straightest of manes to hold voluminous beach waves: Just wrap your hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds, and you're done. Minimal effort required. Several tears shed.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    This wand heats up within 30 seconds and has a 60-second automatic shut-off feature, meaning you'll never have any midday did-I-turn-off-my-curler panics ever again. The barrel also comes in 1-inch and 1.5-inch sizes, heats up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit (and can be adjusted), and has a ceramic coating for even heat distribution.

    SIDE NOTE: I have been using the same Remington wand for about six (maybe seven) years and it is truly a gift from above. For reference, I have super straight, thin hair that usually can't ever hold a curl, but this helps me achieve a full head of beach waves in under 15 minutes.

    Promising review: "I have had this for five years and it still works amazingly. I use it so much that people don't know my hair is naturally straight, and I get compliments on it all the time. Honestly, I cannot believe how well this works and how long it's lasted considering how cheap it is. I bought this on a whim (cause it's only $20!) and it is one my greatest purchases of all time." —madison

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in two barrel sizes).

    To learn more, check out "Remington's Curling Wand Did What I Thought Was Impossible And Curled My Pin-Straight Hair".

    21. Handwoven leather sandals just as comfortable as your dollar store flip flops, but significantly more polished. These splurge-worthy shoes can be worn with anything (shorts! dresses! pajama pants!) and don't require a pedicure, to boot.


    Get them from Nisolo for $120 (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    22. A sheer kimono you can drape on over a bathing suit or wear as a lightweight cardigan. Your wardrobe (and all the outfit possibilities that lie ahead) will know no bounds.,

    Promising review: "I was going on vacation and purchased this kimono solely as a beach coverup. The quality was lovely and I found myself wearing it day and night. You could dress it up with a nice tank top and dress slacks and you could dress it down for daytime at the beach." —Al

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    23. A Mario Badescu facial spray infused with green tea, cucumber, and peppermint essential oil that can perk up even the most tired skin (goodbye, dullness). This formula is also super cooling, making it the perfect treat for a hot day.

    clear bottle with green product and white spray nozzle / Via @mariobadescu

    Promising review: "This is so refreshing! I use it as a toner and also as a refresher throughout the day. I spray it over my makeup throughout the day, and it rehydrates my skin during the dry season. Plus, it smells delightful!" —Jennifer Riley

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    24. A V-neck maxi dress for an easy, breezy, ~doesn't require pants~ outfit you'll want to slip on for and and every occasion. This is comfy enough to lounge in, stylish enough to picnic in. Cue Hannah Montana because 'tis the best of both worlds.

    reviewer wearing maxi dress in black

    Promising review: "This is super comfy and stylish to wear and most importantly, it has POCKETS! This is easy to dress up with a cute hat and accessories. It has a nice soft material without being clingy. This is my new favorite summer dress!" —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 23 colors).

    25. A BPA-free Nalgene water bottle with a screw-top lid, dishwasher-safe plastic, and etched-in measurements that let you keep track of exactly how much water you've sipped. This acts as a subtle reminder to stay hydrated, folks. / Via @nalgene, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've been using this water bottle daily for about five weeks now since my purchase and I'm very very happy with it. It's still in very good shape and it has lasted through all my workouts at the local gym. Allows me to drink enough water and keep track of it since it is 32 ounces." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in 30 colors).

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes".

    26. A Sun Bum leave-in spray that enlists the hydrating benefits of coconut and sunflower seed oil to give hair what it needs this right this second: MOISTURE. Not only will this counteract the drying effects of sun and chlorine, but it even works as a lightweight de-tangler to help your brush glide right through each thin strand.

    hand spraying a plastic brown bottle with yellow cap that says "Sun Bum 3 in 1 Leave In"

    Psst, this spray is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

    Promising review: "I have never written a review for any product before, but I loved this leave-in spray so much that I just had to. I have long, blonde, thin, curly hair so of course it is frizzy and gets damaged easily. I have tried a million leave-in sprays and creams (most much more pricey than this one) and nothing compares. I sprayed this into my hair when it was damp and was immediately impressed with how easily I could comb through my hair. The product seriously reduced frizz and left me with soft, healthy looking ringlets (I can't get over how soft my hair is!)." —Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    27. A machine-washable mat towel, because nothing says "I'm never doing yoga again" quite like your sweaty hands sliding down your sweaty mat to ruin what little stability you have in downward dog. If you know, you know. Summer heat makes it worse.

    Anna Kopsky / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It seriously has made me improve so much more during my practice, because I'm able to focus on my actual poses instead of getting slightly anxious that my yoga towel won't stay in place during what is supposed to be one of the most relaxing parts of my day. Plus, the Cush Gummy towel is thick enough where if I wanted to travel with it, I wouldn't have to lug my actual mat with me on my trip. I have a lot of yoga products I bring with me to class, but this is the most vital one!" —Anna Kopsky, BuzzFeed Community Strategist

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five colors).

    To learn more, check out "Just 11 Things You Might Want To Try In October".

    28. A pool float modeled after your very real favorite animal. Ideal situation: Lounging in the sunshine, drink in one hand, tanning oil in the other. Someone please get me out of this home office.

    model sitting in unicorn pool float

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    29. An adjustable elastic band you'll regret not having purchased sooner. No more carrying your iPhone like a weight whilst taking a warm weather jog — simply put your Spotify on shuffle and rest assured that your fragile device will remain both safe and out of your way.,

    Promising review: "My first time wearing this was for my first half marathon and it worked GREAT. I have an iPhone 7 and the case has openings for all different jacks on the side and center of the phone. The screen protector allows you to use the touchscreen and the band was great and held tight. I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it for trail runs as the weather gets better!" —Annie Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in 10 colors and three sizes).

    30. A Huffy cruiser bike ready for a Pinterest photo op. Aesthetics aside, this comes equipped with a basket *and* provides the perfect motivation to momentarily leave the bliss that is your AC for the great outdoors.

    Huffy pastel blue bike with basket and cream tires

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    31. Unisex aviator and cat-eye sunglasses — both of which block the shade, add trendiness to any outfit, and (most importantly) don't cost a small fortune. Lose them? Break them? Scratch them? The loss won't feel quite as significant.,

    Promising review (aviator sunglasses): "These are probably my favorite sunglasses I own now! They’re incredibly comfortable and I love the colors (I also have the pink and orange pair). I was honestly surprised at how great the quality was considering the inexpensive price." —Anna Grace Snider

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 17 colors).

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I got both the black and the red shades, and I am obsessed! The price is unbeatable, they are well made, and they fit super nice!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors).

    32. A HyperChiller so you can live your best iced coffee life without having to leave the house. This takes a cup of fresh hot coffee and chills it by 130 degrees in less than 60 seconds, all without diluting the flavor. You know how some iced coffee tastes watered down? Not the case with this product.

    black and gray HyperChiller / Via @thehyperchiller

    Psst, this also works with iced tea, white wine, juice, and any other drink that should be served ice cold.

    Promising review: "This product is a must-have for iced coffee lovers on a budget. Using this avoids the sour flavor of cooling coffee, so it definitely replaced my trips going to a cafe and ordering coffee. I calculated how much I spend on coffee in a cafe vs. using this machine. Overall, a year of buying coffee outside would cost me $1,200-1,3000, which is a huge number. Using this with ground coffee from the super market reduces the spending to less than $100, which is a a huge save!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    33. A cloth face mask with a nautical print so you can protect yourself (and others!) whilst channeling major summer vibes.

    cloth face mask with navy and white anchor design

    Get it from Zazzle for $12.95.

    34. A U-neck swimsuit guaranteed to be the belle of the warm weather ball. Whether wearing it for a casual beach stroll or a family barbecue, everyone will be asking where you got this pretty little one-piece.

    reviewer wearing the snakeskin-inspired swimsuit

    Promising review: "Okay....this was just delivered to my house and I immediately tried it on and let me just say I AM IN LOVE! This is a must-buy bathing suit. This is by far one of the best purchases I’ve made on Amazon." —Gabi Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 21 colors).

    35. Lavender-scented hypoallergenic wipes because morning runs are great in theory, but will you have time to shower before that early morning Zoom meeting? Mmm, probably not. These tea tree oil, peppermint, aloe, and ginseng wipes will quickly cleanse your skin and prevent any body acne apocalypses from occurring.

    hand holding purple wipe packet labeled "goodwipes in my bag, swag" / Via @goodwipes

    Plus, they're available in individual packets AKA you can slip one in your gym bag for sweaty workouts that don't leave time for a shower.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these things! I like to workout over my lunch hour to break up the day, but don't have time to get lost in my thoughts in a post-shower. I just use one of these! The scent is not too overpowering, but it's strong enough so that no one knows I got my sweat on at the gym." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three scents).

    36. Levi's 501 skinny jeans that are white without being see-through. That's right. A round of applause would be appropriate right about now.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "Perhaps the best part about these white jeans is that they're not thin and see-through — I'm actually wearing black underwear in these pictures but you can hardly tell! It's amazing. After an entire season of wear, they still look brand spanking new (I'm also careful not to spill on them) and haven't stretched out at all. (NGL, they're actually a little tight now that I've spent a couple months at home.) If you love really stretchy denim, these are probably not for you but if you like not-overly-rigid denim that keeps its shape over time, then look no further, friends! (P.S. The exact pair I'm wearing is no longer available but the same model comes in a variety of colors, and there's a very similar pair in white with distressed detailing.)" —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Levi's for $49 (originally $98, available in sizes 23-32, and in eight colors).

    37. Seamless Burlybands hair ties that won't stretch, break, slip, OR damage super thick locks, plus they'll actually remain in place for the entirety of your workout. No more having to pause that workout video in order to adjust your updo.

    to the left, model wearing long brown hair down and to the right, the same model with her hair in a ponytail fastened by a black hair tie

    Promising review: "These are the BEST THINGS EVER!! I've never had a tie that I could wrap around twice — TWICE — and it literally stays in place all day. I have three of these and never lend them to anyone for fear of not getting them back. I'll be buying more of these for sure!" —Mattie

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    38. A Gillette shaving cream free of dyes and fragrances, which basically means this won't irritate your nose or skin. This is ideal for anyone with a sensitive complexion (*raises hand*) who doesn't want to break out in hives every time half a thigh is shaved.

    model shaving leg / Via @gillettevenus

    Promising review: "My legs are Incredibly sensitive to literally EVERYTHING except this shaving cream. It is the only one I can use without my legs freaking out." —Emma Caveney

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.70.

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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