Stuff We Love for August

Pretty much the coolest part of our job: getting the scoop on the latest and greatest hair, makeup and fashion trends out there. The other coolest part: telling you all about it.

Yeah, call us awesome, givers, the best friends you’ve never met, whatever, we just want you to be the first to know what everyone will be talking about in August. True, they might be talking about it because you read this and brought it up, but trends have to start somewhere, right? And why not right here, with you and us?

So what trends are going to be hot in August? Well, you can click here to jump right into the list, or check out our little preview: We’ve got everything from a beauty kit that’ll have you looking fab and sneakily killing time at school or work, a hair product that’ll give you beachy texture and save you a ton of time in the morning, plus the summer fashion trends (from Jessica Simpson, Jessica Biel, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Amanda Seyfried) that you’ll be all over this month and into fall.

Basically, all our favorites are things that will make your life easier, prettier or more fun — and, OK, we threw in one trend that’s kind of ridiculous, but frankly it was just too good not to include (you’ll have to wait until the end to see it).

Check out the list here and tell us what you think. Are you loving our picks? Did we leave any of your favorite things out? Tell us in the comments. Since, ultimately, this is about you. But you knew that, right?