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Skimm Faves: July’s Bestselling Beauty Products, Clothing, and More

July Skimm Faves
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Amazon, Macy's
Jul 28, 2022

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Summer 2022 is coming and going fast. So as we say ‘buh-bye’ to July, it’s time to take a look back at your faves from last month. From beauty products and tools that’ll make your daily routine easier to warm-weather clothing staples, we rounded up all the products Skimm'rs added to cart the most these past few weeks.

Plus, for some of our absolute must-haves — from problem-solving products to some of our go-to reads — check out our top Amazon picks. We’ve got anything and everything you need to live your best life and shop a bit smarter. Let’s get to it…

The comfiest pants you’ll wear on and off the yoga mat…

Stretch is always in style. And Athleta’s Transcend Slim Pants are made of second-skin fabric with no side seams. So you get that distraction-free, barely-there feeling. And stay fully covered. Aka the perfect balance for finding your…well, balance. Yoga-na love ‘em. ($109, Athleta)*

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A smart air fryer to make meal prep easier…

This one has 13 cooking functions to help you feed yourself and your entire family. It’s got 11 built-in, one-touch presets for steak, fish, French fries, vegetables, and more. It can be controlled through a corresponding app that connects with Alexa and Google Assistant. Plus, it has removable, dishwasher safe baskets to make cleanup simple. Leftovers are about to be lit. ($129.99, Amazon)

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A blow-dryer brush that’ll make at home blowouts easier…

Use this two-in-one tool to tame and style your strands. It has three temperature settings for customized drying and a mix of nylon and tufted bristles to really grip your locks. It’s lightweight and has vents that provide maximum airflow for a super quick blowout. Say ‘goodbye’ to post-hair styling hand cramps and ‘hello’ to a good hair day. ($155, Amazon)

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A buzzy summer read that you can throw in your bag…

In “Counterfeit” by Kirstin Chen, you’ll get “Hustlers” meets “The Bling Ring.” There’s Ava Wong, a Chinese American lawyer who always does the right thing. And her college roommate Winnie, who she hasn’t heard from in 20 years. Now, thanks to Winnie, Ava gets roped into her super-high-stakes handbag scheme — and might be the one to take the fall. Dun, dun, dun. This one is so fast-paced and bingeable that it’s already been scooped up to be turned into a TV show. ($14.99+, Amazon)

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Cotton briefs that are incredibly comfy…

Let’s face it. It might be time for your underwear drawer to have a total overhaul. If that’s the case, grab a few pairs of these. They have delicate lace detailing around the edges and come in a range of colors and shades. Plus, the pima cotton is super stretchy for ultimate comfort. ($20, Nordstrom)

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A dishwasher magnet so you’ll never have to ask if the latest load is clean or dirty…

Holding up your glass to the light to check if it’s time to unload? Over it. This handy little sign sticks to any dishwasher thanks to an adhesive metal piece. Just place it on your machine  and you’ll be ready to party. Plus, the font is super cute. ($8.06+, Amazon)

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A cult-fave over-the-counter whitening product…

Crest strips for the win. These non-slip, professional-level, flavorless strips are enamel safe — and can last for 12 months. Just lay them on your teeth for 30 minutes (you’ll get ones for your upper and lower babes), and you’ll be on your merry way to having the pearliest whites. They have over 60K reviews and come recommended by dentists, in part, because of the hydrogen peroxide in them. That’s the same ingredient you’d find in a professional whitener at a dentist’s office — just at a lower percentage. Before-and-after pics, coming right up. ($45.99/22 pack, Amazon)

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A high-waist bikini set with a twist-design top… 

Customers say this wallet-friendly bikini fits true to size and rave about how comfy it is. The set is available in sizes XS–XXL, and the top has adjustable straps. Note that you’ll have to purchase the top and bottom in the same size. Brb, snagging all four colors. ($27.99+/set, Cupshe)

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A sticky gel that’ll help keep your car clean…

Smush and stick this putty into any place that’s hard to clean, like air vents, the console panel, and the inside of cup holders. It’s super tacky and will grab dust and dirt, but won’t fall apart in your hands. The best part is that it can be reused. Let’s get sparkling. ($6.98, Amazon)

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A base coat that’ll give you strong and healthy nails…

Brittle nails, begone. This OPI treatment uses protein and calcium to build your nails with every application. You can use it on its own or as a base coat. Feel good about getting gel manis whenever ya want. ($18.94, Amazon)

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A linen belted shirtdress to take you from work to play…

The flowy skirt will help you feel comfortable. And because it’s got some structure, you’ll also feel put together. Plus, it’ll keep you super cool on the hottest of days. Outfit repeater, here you come. ($139, Macy’s)

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An Olaplex hair mask to replenish dry, brittle strands…

Use this cult-fave product one to three times a week for softer and shinier locks. It’ll repair any broken bonds and make damaged locks stronger. Apply on damp hair from roots to ends. Thank us later. ($30, Amazon)

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A comfy fan-fave sneaker you can run and walk in… 

These Hokas are soft and light, and have a breathable mesh upper that’s perfect for even the hottest summer days. They come in nine vibrant colors and have sizing options for wide feet. They’re great for all-day wear and active lifestyles. These shoes? Definitely made for walkin’. ($140, Nordstrom)

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A classic Chi hair straightener…

Nostalgia is in. Snag this salon-quality straightener so you can wear your hair like you did every day in middle school. It has a temperature control and can even be used to make soft waves à la Hailey Bieber. We’re sold. ($58+, Amazon)

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A vacuum cleaner specifically meant for a car…

Few vacuum cleaners are nimble enough to tackle the abundant nooks and crannies of your vehicle. This one is lightweight, compact, and has a HEPA filter to remove all dust, dirt, and leftover drive-through food crumbs. It also has powerful suction and comes with three tiny attachments for an even deeper clean. Customers love it for pet hair too. ($34.99, Amazon)

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Teva sandals you can wear literally everywhere…

On a hike, to the beach or out for a day of running errands. They’re made from recycled plastic and feature quick-dry webbing, a rubber sole for traction, a treatment that’ll minimize odors, and a molded midsole that’ll provide arch support. The hook-and-loop closure makes them easy to take on and off. (And means you can make them as tight or loose as you want.) Your feet? They’re happy as can be. ($41.25+, Nordstrom)

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