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    29 Things You Don't Need But Will Definitely Buy Anyway

    I'm not saying you NEED a giant flamingo float, but like, you kind of do.

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    1. A pack of matcha fruit bite pouches for an enjoyable pick-me-up snack when the 4 pm blues have got you down.


    These snacks come in tiny cubes packed with real fruit and matcha. Each pouch has a whole serving of fruit. I've tried the apple ginger and peach mango flavors, and have to say they are super delicious. They make for the perfect light snack that offers a tiny energy kick.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.40 (available in four flavor options).

    2. A giant flamingo pool float sure to tickle all your pool guests pink.


    This thing is 86 inches long!

    Promising review: "I named her Rizzo the pink lady, and I love her. I bought the flamingo because 1. I live in Las Vegas and 2. I think the swan is basic. Prior to buying I figured the lady in the pic was Photoshopped like most float pictures are. You blow it up and are completely disappointed in the actual size. I didn't realize until my husband pointed out the dimensions post-purchase, that this float if huge! I am 5'10" and I easily fit on this thing! Two people my size would easily fit on this. She's perfect for sunbathing, my nephews are obsessed, and she took a beating with all three of them leaping on her, but held up great. Buy it, you'll love it. Definitely need an air compressor or maybe a mattress blow-up thing to inflate though." —Kara Q

    Get it from Amazon for $28.05.

    3. A purple shampoo that turns brassy blondes into total ice queens. The purple counteracts the yellow, so you can finally nail that blonde-bordering-on-white look.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this popular shampoo.

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available as a mask).

    4. A cat spoon with arms so it can just hang out and soak in your drink.


    Get it from Amazon for $1.47.

    5. A simple gold claw hair clip to help finally get the hair out of your face.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    6. A pint glass featuring some of the best gags from The Office. Sadly the bat on Meredith's head is not present.


    The glass pictures has Dwight, Prison Mike, the Dundie award, Michael's mug, the stapler in gelatin, a beet, and some quotes. There are three other The Office designs, including Kevin and his chili!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. Something from the Casetify x Poketo collab — a beautiful marriage between design and phone safety.


    Poketo is a stylish lifestyle brand and Casetify makes sturdy, all-around nice to hold phone accessories. The collab comes with iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands, and charging pads. My phone is currently sporting the Coral Reef iPhone case and it's completely adorable. I was always skeptical that Casetify cases were too chunky, but the Impact case really feels like my phone is protected without being too bulky.

    See the whole collection from Casetify starting at $29.

    8. A trash logo sweatshirt for anyone checking Zillow for listings in the neighborhood junkyard.


    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and three colors).

    9. A bottle of Olly's Restful Sleep gummies with melatonin that may help you fall asleep faster and stay that way.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. Lol. I don’t know what you guys created but...I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount." —Austin M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A shark fin bookmark that'll having you singing "dun dun dun dun..." the second you put it in your book.


    The side says "stop killing me for my stupid fins." Agreed, lil' shark!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69 (also available in two other shapes).

    11. A pair of fanny pack pool slides for people who don't need anything but their keys and other small items (a sun hat for a mouse companion?) when they hit the beach.


    Maybe also bring along some sunscreen, OK? C'mon, even the mouse is practicing good sun safety!

    Get them from Nike for $55 (available in sizes 4M/5.5W–18M/19.5W).

    12. A set of Lego brick-style drawer knobs, because why have a boring dresser when you can have a cool Lego dresser?

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14.99 (available in blue, orange, red, or a variety of five colors).

    13. A pack of woodland creature chip clips happy to keep your snacks fresh for you. Look at you, you're like Snow White with the animal butlers.


    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.08.

    14. A pair of jumbo, mirrored sunglasses for making a bold statement this summer. That statement is "I want nothing to do with the sun.",

    Promising review: "One of the most comfortable and classy pairs of sunglasses I've ever had. I love the way they fit. Super comfortable! The black is always a go-to shade. Will definitely buy again!" —Mrs.Mc

    Get them from Amazon for $9.09+ (available in four styles).

    15. A mini skillet perfect for mini dishes. Cooking for one suddenly feels a little less daunting.


    Promising review: "Perfect for egg muffin sandwiches, it's the right size and height after cooking compared to the 'Mc' brand. It is the best I have found after many years of trying. If you have ever wanted to make your own egg muffin at home, this pan is the one to use." —Stephen J. Panasik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. A beachy maxi dress in a boho or tropical pattern to buy before you book your next getaway.


    Get them from Amazon: the boho design for $23.91+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors) and the tropical design for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and 20 patterns).

    17. Pug and corgi inflatable cup holders for a doggone adorable way to keep your drink close by, even in the pool.


    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A candle with a scent inspired by US National Parks like Yosemite and the Great Smoke Mountains. Why go camping when you could just strike a match and transport there?


    The Great Smoky Mountains candle smells like verbena, Valencia orange peel, and neroli flower; with mid notes of clove leaves, water hyacinth, and blondwood; and base notes of amber crystal, washed driftwood, and mists of musk. The Yosemite candle smells like fresh air, wild water lilies, and sweet heliotrope petals; with mid notes of amber, golden oud, and cinnamon; and base notes of dark patchouli, smoked guaiacwood, and nightfall vanilla.

    Get the Great Smoky Mountains and Yosemite candles from Homesick for $29.95. See all National Park candles here.

    19. A pack of clicky pens with tiny critters so excited to help make note-taking a way more fun experience.


    It comes with a pair of each shape: carrots (radishes?), bunnies, and cats.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.45.

    20. Or a pack of glittery rose gold pens if you want something a little sleeker.


    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A disposable camera great for vacations or events where you'd like physical evidence that it happened.

    Urban Outfitters

    I like these cameras because they take photos with a somewhat vintage tint (probably because this is a nearly vintage way to take pictures). Definitely recommend these for scrapbookers and photo album lovers.

    Get one from Urban Outfitters for $15 or two from Amazon for $17.95.

    22. A cactus jewelry stand for a sharp way to show off all your trinkets.


    Get it from ModCloth for $24.

    23. A golden retriever sticker to add to your car window when you don't have a real pup in the car to enjoy the breeze.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    24. A stuffed version of a bag of frosted animal crackers that's honestly making me aw and drool at the same time.

    Urban Outfitters

    The plush bag comes with six cute, sprinkled friends. There's a clear window so you can see the tasty buds even when they're in the bag. Hungry for the real thing? Get three bags from Amazon for $13.48.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $54.

    25. Something from BuzzFeed's merch shop, like a BuzzFeed Unsolved or Good Advice cupcake tee.


    Not privy to the Unsolved YouTube channel or cupcake Instagram. It's never too late to dive in and become a super fan right now. ;)

    Get them from Amazon: the Unsolved shirt for $21.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and two styles) or the Good Advice Cupcake shirt for $21.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and two styles). See more BuzzFeed merch.

    26. A sliding scale enamel pin so everyone will know how you're doing without even asking. Small talk = avoided.


    Get it from AngelaChick on Etsy for $19.48.

    27. A super inexpensive (but effective!) eyeliner with a cute leopard print pot. Better pounce on it while you still can!


    The liquid eyeliner comes with a pencil as well!

    Promising review: "Love this! Decided to give it a shot because it’s so cheap, so there’s nothing to lose. I’m a dedicated Lancôme liquid eyeliner user, because it has the finest tip I can find. I have hooded eyes, so I like to do a thin wing, thus the super thin brush. But at $30 bottle, it gets expensive fast. This has a nice fine tip as well, and is easily manageable. I found it incredibly easy to draw the type of wing I like, and it didn’t smudge or smear." —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $1.53.

    28. A Chewbacca seatbelt cover so you can finally get the co-pilot you always wanted.


    Promising review: "I bought this for aesthetics (obviously). My boyfriend swore he’d take it off the seat belt whenever he was in the car but once on, he actually really liked it! It’s the perfect addition for any SW-themed transport! 😉" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    29. A cutie-pie cable cover to keep the most vulnerable part of your lightning charger protected. Plus, it's just really cute.

    Cotton On

    Other shapes include a watermelon, sloth, gator, shark, polar bear, and unicorn. You can also find similar little dudes on Amazon.

    Get it from Cotton On for $6.99 (available in 13 shapes).

    Me counting my money before kissing it goodbye:

    Warner Bros

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