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.
"Necessary restocking after a holiday weekend."
"A giant bottle of B-12 supplements from when I was feeling really paranoid one day about being deficient, even though there's a full serving of B-12 in my daily vitamin."
"I don't take this stuff nearly enough, but it's my favorite 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."
"I bought it specifically for my 'product bathroom' to hold all the piles of beauty-related trash I accumulate."
"It's the best beauty-related literature in existence and required reading for all humans females."
"I've gotten really into crafting my own oil blends lately—jojoba is great because it absorbs really well. I'll be infusing this bottle with fresh lavender from my little indoor garden."
"I've been hooked on washing my face with muslin cloths ever since I started using Eve Lom's Cleanser ($80) 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."
"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!"
"If I'm getting ready for a night out, I always have to put on a great throwback record to sing and dance along to while I'm doing my hair and makeup. Nineties R&B happens to be my current genre of choice."
"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!"
"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 ton of money in the process. This tumbler will help with that (and I'll help save the planet in the process)."
"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."
"Our K-beauty expert Alicia Yoon told me they're the same towels the women use in Korean spas to give you skin like a baby."
"What are these socks? Are they made for babies? Will they give me feet like a baby? I have so many questions about these, and have been eyeing them for weeks (don't ask me how I stumbled across them)."
"My roommate got one recently and said it's done wonders for her back problems. My interest is officially piqued."
"I want to be *rejuvenated* while also smelling like honey-mustard pretzels."
"They're great for inflammation."
"It smells like vacation, and we're finally getting some sun over here. Plus, it works as a bug repellant."
"I'm redoing my apartment and want it to be good vibes."
What's in your Amazon cart? Tell us in the comments below!