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    35 Fun Products To Buy Yourself Before Summer Ends

    It's boiling outside so treat yourself to something fun to take your mind off it!

    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 vibrant eye shadow palette for truly eye-conic tropical looks.


    Promising review: "I’m so in love with these palette. It's perfect for summer. The colors are super bright and shadows super pigmented. You can create amazing looks for day or night." —Marta calderon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. A pair of trendy sunglasses that'll look good on pretty much anyone. Better stock up while you still can!

    Get them from Amazon for $12.29.

    3. A cool unicorn float or corgi inner tube to get before pool party season ends., Forever 21

    Get the unicorn from Amazon for $29.99 or the corgi from Amazon for $22.99 or Forever 21 for $22.90.

    4. Or a gigantic flamingo boat so you and your three best pals can set sail to Party Island.


    It can fit four adults and even has a little cooler space for drinks. It doesn't have a motor or sail so you can't actually sail anywhere but Party Island is more like a state of mind, ya know?

    Promising review: "Love this floatie! She’s huge and takes awhile to inflate, but is well worth the money and handles the lake well. Entertains everyone for hours." —Vogue1

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    5. A catch and release aquarium kit for curious kids and adults who want an up-close look at marine critters.,

    Promising review: "I own a kayak eco-tour business and this bucket has been amazing for my tours! It is such a great way to get up close and personal with marine life with minimal stress to the animals! This has been an amazing tool for me. The handle and lid make it super easy to pass the bucket around in a group of paddlers or beachcombers. This bucket is better than a plastic container because it will last longer, and the handle is great for ease. This bucket looks official and fun! Putting critters in this globe really showcases the little details of the ecosystem that folks might just miss out on or under-appreciate without having such a unique and up-close viewing experience! It really brings the appreciation of the ecosystem to the next level for kids and adults alike. I LOVE this globe!" —Miranda Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    6. A coconut and soy wax candle that smells like all the summer classics: cucumber, freshly cut grass — and tennis balls!


    I have and love this candle very much. I don't know what I'm going to do once I finally burn through it. Maybe go back to huffing the scent of freshly popped tennis ball cans?

    Get it from Otherland for $36.

    7. A beachy sarong sure to get you a spot on the cover of Vacation Babes Monthly.,

    Promising review: "This is SO CUTE! Definitely a little smaller around the waist for a 'one size' but it works for a swimsuit cover up." —Pam Beesly

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes S–L, or one size in certain styles; available in 15 styles).

    8. A pomegranate sheet mask in an ice pop-shaped pouch for a sweet at-home spa experience.

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    This mask has avocado extract and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and brighten.

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $3.49.

    9. A fun maxi you can easily wear long into autumn.

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I love the pockets. Material is light but I love that I can wear a slip, tights, and a cardigan in the fall or winter to make this dress last year round. Great buy!!!" —FOUR UR Review

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and 28 colors and patterns).

    10. An ice cream maker so you can finally try that wild flavor you dreamed up last summer. Habanero mango with sea salt ice cream can be a reality!

    This ice cream maker has over 4,600 positive reviews on Amazon so you know it's saving summers left and right!

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this ice cream maker. I never purchase store bought ice cream anymore. I make non-dairy ice cream. My children, husband, and everyone who tastes it can't believe I made it. I suggest keeping the bowl in the freezer at all times so its always ready to use. After 20 minutes you'll have a soft serve consistency, if you want it scoopable, place ice cream in a shallow container, cover with a piece of plastic wrap, then close the lid and put it in the freezer for at least two hours. Be sure to place plastic wrap directly on top of ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming on all that deliciousness." —Saida

    Get it from Amazon for $42+ (available in three colors).

    11. A top and shorts co-ord for people who wanna spend less time picking out an outfit and more time enjoying the warm weather.,

    Judging by the review pics, it seems like people love to celebrate their purchase with an entire bottle of champagne!

    Promising review: "This set is so cute! It's perfect for summer, super pretty and very comfortable. I wish we could buy separate sizes because I'm bigger on the bottom than on the top so it would have been perfect to have a size M in the shorts and size S in top. But the size S still fits great and M would have been to big on the top. I just wish I found it earlier this summer so I could wear it longer before it gets cold." —Malikah Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 34 styles).

    12. Tropical Hi-Chew candies you won't be able to put down until the bag is empty. Plan your day accordingly.

    Mango, pineapple, AND kiwi flavors in one bag? Put me down for 10 bags, thank you.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.63.

    13. A pair of jelly slingback sandals to summon back the '90s, no neon Ouija board needed.


    These sandals come in two different heel sizes.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE SANDALS! I wanted a pair of clear glitter jelly sandals and was on a mission for about a month. I finally found these. The reviews said they were somewhat large which was true. They are super cute and extremely comfy for jellies. I’m obsessed." —Emily

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 16 styles).

    14. A Lion King button-up for anyone who just can't wait to be king (of fashion).


    Get it from BoxLunch for $35.92 (available in sizes XS–2X).

    15. A pineapple sponge holder you'll never sour on.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.43.

    16. Limited edition mango lassi chocolate for people looking for a fruity alternative to a usual candy bar.


    Get it from Tcho for $7.99.

    17. An inflatable volleyball net sure to fire up any pool party.


    Promising review: "This is a GREAT VALUE! It's super nice and very inexpensive. It truly won't hurt my feelings if I only get one summer of use out of it. It comes with bags to help anchor into place at the bottom of the pool. I used round and smooth landscape rocks to fill the bags. I was worried that this would be smaller than the photo, but it's large and a very nice size for a fun game of water volleyball." —KinDallas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    18. A suuuper flowy dress for the most dramatic vacation pics of all time.


    Promising review: "I ordered two of the dresses to take with me on a cruise and I absolutely LOVE them both. I was a little skeptical at first from reading the comments about the arm area not fitting correctly. I guess I got lucky because mine fit perfectly. I love them so much I will be ordering a third one..." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes SP–XXLT).

    19. A big coffee table book filled with gorgeous photos of beaches so you can feel like a lil' seagull taking in the views.


    Promising review: "This is a photography book. The photography (mainly aerial) is both interesting and beautiful. The book is quite a visual escape. Great for a summer feel. Would also make a great gift for anyone who loves the beach. There is very little text but the photos are beautiful, often very colorful. Just a pleasure to flip through and enjoy. Perfect coffee table book. Guests will enjoy it too." —Mike7000

    Get it from Amazon for $22.69.

    20. A bag of Frank Body's A-Beauty scrub with vitamin C, finger lime, and naturally occurring AHA so your skin can look bright and sun-kissed.

    Frank Body

    Promising review: "I love all the Frank Scrubs but this one is my new favorite. I hope they keep as a permanent scrub!" —Alicia B.

    Get it from Frank Body for $18.95.

    21. A rainbow beach ball that's gonna be a hue-ge hit with kids and color-loving adults.


    Get it from ModCloth for $9.99.

    22. Or a watermelon ball that, as the name suggests, is filled with water instead of air. Its weight makes it ideal for intense games of keep-away.


    Promising review: "This product seems so simple yet provides a lot of entertainment and activity. It doesn't quite float, doesn't quite sink, and can be slow-motion dribbled underwater. Adults and kids alike enjoy it but it was the biggest hit with my 17-year-old son and his friends. I find myself playing with it even when I'm alone in the pool and, because of its weight, it works pretty well for in or out of water arm workouts. It's sturdy, well-made and will definitely remain a fixture in our pool." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. A floppy hat so you can pretend you're an incognito movie star on vacation.


    Promising review: "The hat can be easily folded. The material is soft and slightly deformable, so folding it doesn’t damage its shape. This is wonderful for packing and storing. The expended shadow can fully cover the face. My wife loves this hat. The price is very reasonable." —Kun-Lin

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available four styles).

    24. A fruit cooler tote for a sweet way to keep your poolside drinks cold.


    Get it from Amazon for $32 (available in two styles).

    25. A tie midi dress sure to be your go-to boardwalk attire.

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and surprisingly comfy! My boobs didn’t budge in this thing, which was my biggest fear. If you have larger breasts you might have an issue with underboob." —SpaLadyBrie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors).

    26. A round beach towel that could easily double as a wall hanging once the cold weather hits and ruins everyone's fun.

    Promising review: "Exactly as pictured, love the colors. My favorite beach blanket. It’s lightweight; it's more like linen material, not really like a blanket, not as thin as a sheet, which is what I like about it. It fits in my beach bag perfectly. Love it!!!" —Maddy hoffman

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 11 styles).

    27. A pair of hungry shark socks you can wear while rewatching Jaws for the millionth time.


    Get them from Amazon for $10.

    28. A Zing Air Hyperstrike Z Axe with suction cups for a safe and affordable way to participate in the latest axe throwing craze.


    Promising review: "My kids loved this! My husband throws a double bit axe in woodsman competitions. My kids really want to try, but they are still a little young. This gives them such joy. It’s really easy to get the hang of this. We bought plexiglass at a home improvement store for a target that we can move anywhere. We also used these for a kids game at a charity event. It was a big hit." —Jlyn08

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    29. A Betsey Johnson purse you'll have a ball carrying around.

    Get it from DSW for $87.99 (with free shipping).

    30. A summery print showing everyone enjoying the waves — friendly (?) shark included.


    Get it from AlexFosterIllo on Etsy for $21.49+ (available framed or not).

    31. Beach coasters you can count on to keep your drinks upright and sand-free.


    Promising review: "These say beach but I wanted a holder that could be used anywhere, particularly on grass for outdoor concerts or up in the mountains for a picnic. These are well-made. The opening is just the right size for about any can, bottle, or wine glass (we will use stemless glasses with them). Lastly, the colors are bright but not obnoxious — people should see them and not step on them or kick them over. Highly recommended!" —Starman

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    32. A shell-shaped crossbody purse to make all your mermaid dreams come true. Oh, you can already live on land? The bag works!


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (also available in silver).

    33. An ultra-popular swimsuit everyone has been loving this summer — and maybe you will too?

    See BuzzFeed's write-up on this high-waisted one-piece.

    Promising review: "Love! I bought two colors. I would by them all but I would like to stay married. 😬 I would recommend fitting your bottom as the top seems adjustable for the most part. Fabric is nice enough. Fully lined. Very happy!" —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 2–14 and 20 patterns).

    34. A throw pillow that will look unbe-leaf-ably good in your beach cottage. Ya know, the one you definitely have in Malibu.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.26+ (available in three colors).

    35. And a fishy terrycloth shirt everyone will be angling to borrow.


    Yes, that's right, the BATHROBE material! How could you possibly chill harder? It also has a little vent in the back to keep things cool.

    Get it from Tombolo for $128 (available in sizes XXS–XXL).

    Stay cool out there!

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