A Glimpse Inside Byrdie Editors' Amazon Carts
You might be able to learn a lot about someone based on what's in her purse, but I'd argue that our carts on the internet's largest marketplace are definitely more telling. These are the items we choose for every random aspect of our lives, often sourced from across the globe—and sometimes selected after a glass or two of wine. (I'm pretty sure Amazon created the one-click purchase button for this very reason.)
Thanks also to a highly active community of reviewers and automated product suggestions that are usually eerily on-point, the website was built for impulse buys—and as you might imagine, many of ours happen to be beauty-related. Don't take our word for it: We're giving you a peek at some of our most recent purchases, as well as the products we currently have queued to buy.
Check out the glorious assortment below.
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Calcium ($44)
"I don't take this stuff nearly enough, but it's my favourite plant-based calcium supplement and my secret weapon against osteoporosis (gotta plan ahead!). If you eat a vegan diet, I highly recommend, even if you just plan for it to sit unused on your desk like it often does on mine."
"It's the best beauty-related literature in existence and required reading for all humans females."
Karlling Muslin Cloths ($11)
"I've been hooked on washing my face with muslin cloths ever since I started using Eve Lom's Cleanser ($74) a year or two ago—when you soak them with hot water, they're great for holding in steam to open up your pores, as well as gently buffing away any impurities. I swear by them even when I'm using other cleansing formulas."
Rani Asafoetida ($18)
"This is a pungent Indian spice used in traditional kitchari, a healing ayurvedic stew I make whenever I'm feeling under the weather or if I need to reboot my healthy eating habits. It's supposed to help balance and soothe the digestive system, and based on my own experience, I certainly believe it!"
EasyUp Wake Up Aid ($41)
"Most mornings, I feel like I've been hit by a truck. It feels physically painful to get out of bed. I sound like the biggest mush saying this, but when I fall asleep, I fall asleep HARD and need to press the snooze button 18 times before I begrudgingly roll out of bed. In an effort to make my mornings less of a task, I Googled some supplements that would help me wake up easier, not knowing if they actually exist or not. Turns out they do, and these supplements got some pretty great reviews from other customers. Stay tuned for a review on whether or not they actually worked for me!"
Copco Sierra 24-Ounce Cold Tumbler ($11)
"If you take a look at my bank account (please don't), it goes a little something like this: Seamless, Uber, coffee, Seamless, coffee, Metro card, coffee, coffee, coffee. While I may not be able to shake my food-ordering habit (sometimes you just don't have time to cook, ya know?), I can definitely take the train more and make my iced coffee at home. In the case of the latter, I plan to brew a big pitcher of coffee, place it in the fridge, and save a tonne of money in the process. This tumbler will help with that (and I'll help save the planet in the process)."
Sivan Yoga Mat ($27)
"I started going to the gym and taking advantage of the group classes (namely yoga and Pilates) more often lately, but my current yoga mat is way too thin—it's a killer on my knees. My BF has a really thick mat that I tried and fell in love with, so I added one to my cart so I can stop stealing it from him."
Pandolah Sport Latex Steel Boned Compression Waist Training Cincher ($26)
"My roommate got one recently and said it's done wonders for her back problems. My interest is officially piqued."
What's in your Amazon cart? Tell us in the comments below!