The Knockturnal has rounded up our favorite products from 2021, and want to share with you!
Noonday Collection is one of our go-to brands for any presents. The brand sells jewelry and accessories – even home goods! – crafted by artisans around the world. Through fair trade practices, Noonday creates opportunities for women entrepreneurs in developing nations; today, the brand works with 33 businesses and 4,500 artisans in 15 countries. Below, here are some of our favorite picks for the Spring 2021 season:
Let your loved one know they are adored with the new aptly-named Adored Necklace ($62). The 14k gold plated stainless steel necklace is crafted in East Asia, and per its description, spreads the message of “I am loved, I send love freely to everyone I come across.” Talk about good vibes!
For those who wear their heart on their sleeve, the Expression Cuff ($36) is a little reminder of the joys of life. The adjustable brass cuff is made in Kenya with traditional brass casting and hammering techniques; each cuff is truly one of a kind.
Keep a positive perspective on life with the Outlook Studs ($36). The evil eye style beautifully pops with the beaded earrings – each have a leather backing and surgical steel post, perfect for sensitive skin. Noonday works with traditional Indian beading techniques and leather tanning to bring the message to life.
Keep the good vibes going with the Evil Eye Stretch Bracelet by Aaron Basha ($75). The celebrity favorite (seriously, who doesn’t want to match with supermodel Gigi Hadid?!) comes in four different colors to represent various wishful auras: white is for clarity, blue for protection, green for abundance, and yellow to bring joy. The stretchy bracelet fits most hand sizes, and features a gold-plated metal bead for an extra bit of sparkle. Family-owned luxury jewelry brand Aaron Basha blends whimsical with eccentric, classic and modern, and the Evil Eye Stretch Bracelet is no exception. Dress it up or down, but no matter what, keep it by your side. Get all four styles with the Friendship Bundle to feel closer to loved ones during the pandemic. Stay connected with your #BashaBesties and get 20% off all four together!
This Mother’s Day, let your loved one (mom, aunt, grandma – or even a gal pal who is a mom!) know that you’re thinking of them. The ingeniously branded company Tough as a Mother Tribe has perfected the empowering present that every mother deserves. Founded by Jennifer Cervantes, the jewelry company links the power and meaning of gemstones to the ups and downs of motherhood. “Our trials and triumphs through our motherhood journeys become shared experiences with each other, each of us silently cheering the others on,” Cervantes explained. “When you purchase a personalized Tough as a Mother piece, you quietly unite with mothers across the world through our common bond.” We love the simple signature Dainty Mama necklace in minimalist 14k gold-filled chain ($59.99). Opt for a gemstone clasp crystal with benefits like positive thoughts (labradorite), joy (rose quartz), and hope (rainbow moonstone).
Don’t know what to get the trendsetting “cool mom” of the group? Yes, we all know the Mean Girls meme, but Tough as a Mother Tribe has paired the calming chalcedony stone with a stone chain link style for the Cool Mama necklace ($39.99). The necklace is a subtle yet stylish reminder that throughout baby tantrums or smart-mouthed teens, a mother can always find her ground – and remember her love for her children. “Stay calm & carry on mama, you got this,” the description encourages. We couldn’t agree more!
Indulge in some 24k Magic with the Ultimate Gold Bundle Set from Masque Bar ($58). The pack harnesses gold-infused products to offer a Gold Foil Peel Off Mask in a tube, a 24K Gold Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches Jar with 30 pairs of undereye gel patches, two Gold Honey Sheet Masks, and two Gold Foil Sheet Masks. Your skin – and bank account – will thank you later!
Speaking of gold, the 24K Gold Firming Foundation Primer by Merle Norman ($70) redefines the gold standard of cosmetics. The serum-like foundation primer has suspended 24-karat gold flakes to re-energize skin. The product even uses patented biopolymers to lift and smooth the appearance of skin, while leaving it ready for applying makeup. We are in love!
We love all-things clay for skincare, and the new Pink Clay Wash Off Mask from Masque Bar ($8) has become our new favorite. The detoxifying mask uses Red Flower Complex to reduce the look of pores while smoothing skin texture. Even better? The mask is easy to use, and no-fuss to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Has there been a better beauty invention? The new Lip Duet from Merle Norman ($33) is an ingenious product, pairing both lip gloss and lip stick in the same tube. Let that sink in for a second: it’s the easiest, smoothest cosmetic and we can’t get enough. Featuring the full-coverage age defying lip color that the brand is beloved for, the Lip Duet smooths lips and diminishes the look of fine lines while increasing moisture retention. The Lip Polish also is creamy without being chunky. We love the Sweet Pea berry shade for year-round style!
The Chubby Lip Crayon by Merle Norman ($22) is a seamless lipstick. We especially are drawn to the classic red Calypso shade in the limited edition product.
Watch the years fade away with the beloved Retinol Moisturizer by Baebody ($20). The lightweight dermatologist-tested moisturizer improves the look of wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration. Use the paraben and cruelty-free product everyday!
We adore the new Coconut Latte Body Wash by Kopari ($18). The tropical-themed essential pairs energizing coffee with hydrating macadamia oil and electrolyte-rich coconut water to treat your skin to both a mini vacation and a soothing afterglow. The invigorating body wash is a must-have for any morning to routine, and your body will thank you later after smoothing away any blemishes, leaving only soft and supple features. The gel-based formula lather into a delicious cream that complements your natural skin moisture. Better yet, the body wash is hypoallergenic and cruelty-free. It’s even responsibly packaged in PCR materials. The Earth – and your skin – will be grateful for this aloe vera juice-based Kopari treasure.
Is there a perfect liquid eyeliner? Well, look no further than the Precision Liquid Liner by Zuzu Luxe ($15.60). We have been using this effortlessly easy and silky smooth liner for years. To branch out of our usual color palette, the brown-hued matte Taureg is a gorgeous natural shade, while Storm gives a pop of an unexpected navy shade that matches any pair of denim and complements every eye color. The water-resistant and gluten-free formula is dries quickly and doesn’t smudge. Apply with a “fine calligraphy tip” and reveal in your makeup artistry.
For those into the classic pencil eyeliner, Gabriel Cosmetic’s aptly-named Classic Eyeliner does the trick ($12). The creamy stick is easy to blend and lasts all day and night. The brand only uses naturally-sourced ingredients, and the addition of Jojoba oil is perfect for hydrating sensitive skin. The pencils come in five lush shades: Black, Charcoal, Chocolate Brown, Navy, and Pine. Why not try them all?
Complete the look with Mascara by Gabriel Cosmetics ($16). The gentle formula is packed with Vitamin B-5 to both lengthen and thicken lashes in a natural way. Without clumps or smudging, the mascara is a go-to pick for beauty mavens everywhere. The brush even is a specifically designed for mascara application, and curves to your lashes for an easy application. The mascara also is available in both Black and Brown Black.
Summer can always be on your lips with the shiny Lip Gloss from Gabriel Cosmetics ($16.75). The stunning gluten-free formula is packed with protective moisture to keep your pout looking plump and perfect. Add a little shimmer, and this lip gloss is a must-have for every purse and cosmetics bag! There are eight hues to choose from depending on your mood, but we personally love the warm Nectar and Soft Berry colors.
Heritage Store’s addictive Rosewater Refreshing Facial Mist beautifully hydrates and refreshes skin while giving a preview of the spring season ($10.29). The addictive fragrance of light and sweet rosewater has earned the brand its nickname as the “OG.” The spray only has two ingredients: purified water and Rosa Damascena hydroessential rose flower oil. The bestselling product sets and uplifts your face – even promising to brighten and energize your mood! It’s hard not to agree after that first burst of sensually lush mist. Check out the 8, 4, or 2 ounce sizes, and opt either for the mist or pour version. Even better, it comes with glycerin for sensitive dry skin! Every product also is clean and plant-based, without artificial dyes, sulfates, or preservatives. Plus, use code GOODVIBES15 for 15% your order!
Foster beauty from the inside out with the highly-anticipated new vitamin and supplements line, EVOLUTION_18. Founded by cosmetics icon Bobbi Brown, EVOLUTION_18 offers a slew of natural products to support skin and gut health. We’re obsessed with the starter kit of Bobbi’s Beauty Favorites which includes biotin gummy vitamins for hair, nails, and skin ($64). The pack also offers collagen powder, probiotics, and the famed Beauty Debloat Tea filled with antioxidants like green tea, matcha, and ginseng. These clean products make a real, noticeable difference and we can confidently say we’ll be coming back for more!
Who has better brows than the transformative Lady Gaga? Before you dare mention Lily Collins, the answer is: NO ONE. So no wonder that when Gaga announced her new Edge Precision Brow Pencil ($20) from Haus Laboratories on Instagram, fans went wild. With 13 shades ranging from Soft Blonde to Granite Gray to Cinnamon, it’s safe to say every fan will find their perfect shade. The brow pencil helps craft the perfect arch with a brush to effortlessly shape hairs before filling in with the colored pencil edge. Each individual hair is sculpted into place, making you music video-ready. The shades even have a color-release pigment for a long-lasting natural matte finish. As always, Haus Laboratories products are cruelty-free and vegan. As one fan commented, this is our new brow pencil for life!
Fans of TikTok and YouTube star Emma Chamberlain are already familiar with Bad Habit. Chamberlain acts as both Creative Director and Global Brand Ambassador for the trendy and effective skincare line. Their latest Eyes Open Caffeine and Peptide Eye Cream is healthier than coffee and instantly brightens under-eyes with its energizing mix of marine algae and caffeine ($19). Goodbye dark circles and puffy eyes! Mango butter and oat extract also hydrate skin to give a bright start to the day.
The adorable packaging directly speaks to the hustle of millennials everywhere. “Bad Habit is made for anyone without a ‘perfect life’,” Chamberlain writes on the brand’s website. “It’s skincare for the good and the bad, because life is all about balance…right?” Late night online shopping? Get clean and cozy before bed with the help of OMZZZ Acai Nightly Cleansing Balm to wash away sweat and grime from staring at your phone or laptop ($22). Bad Habit has all the answers – and products – to tackle your real-life bad habits!
Speaking of bad habits, we know you’ve been curious about all-natural deodorant. And who wouldn’t be? It’s all the craze but with a good cause: to keep you clean, healthy, and smelling great. We are obsessed with The Clean Duo option from Beautycounter ($28). The long-lasting deodorant eliminates odors while absorbing sweat. It’s made without aluminum and has no icky white residue. Due to the heavy amount of toxins that other non-clean beauty brands’ deodorants use, Beautycounter suggests that you detox your underarms prior to using The Clean Duo. Opt for the Counter + Charcoal Facial Mask between your arms once a week, or wash daily with the Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar to expel any toxins trapped in your sweat ducts. It’s less complicated than it sounds, and trust us, The Clean Duo is healthier, safer, and paraben-free. Our favorite scent is Clean Rose because well, it leaves you smelling floral fresh. This is one time where we think it’s OK to stop and smell the roses.
Love granola but hate the mess? Look no further than It’s NOLA, a revolutionary Brooklyn, NY-based artisanal company that has packed the granola flavor in an easy, on-the-go bite ($3.80). Founded by college professor Margaret Barrow, It’s NOLA is a certified BIPOC minority woman-owned business that has eliminated crumbs. That’s right – snacking has never been easier. It’s NOLA created compact organic gluten-free granola “balls” complete with oats, nuts, dried fruits, spices, and seed proteins. The vegan balls are crafted in small hand-rolled batches, and feature three addicting flavors: zesty Luscious Cranberry Coconut, sweet Sassy Mango Masala, and decadent Dark Decadent Chewy Chocolate. Each option also comes with its own list of benefits – remember, even dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants! We love to snack on It’s NOLA balls on their own, or add into a smoothie bowl of Greek yogurt and honey for a little crunch. This spring, keep breakfast light and easy with It’s NOLA.
Why not indulge in two of your favorite things – at the same time! The new Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Jelly Beans ($3) blends two childhood classic candies to brighten up the spring season.
Even the Swedish Fish Jelly Beans ($3) carry the same delicious flavor as the gummy under the sea favorites. What better way to snack, indulge, and get sweet this spring?
Brew a cup of relaxation or two with the new Pukka Relax Selection Gift Box ($19.99). Perfect to give as a present or keep for yourself, the beautifully packaged gift set contains 45 tea satchets in the brand’s bestselling organic herbal tea flavors. We immediately fell in love with the invigorating Tusli Clarity blend while working from home, following by the Relax mix of chamomile, fennel, and marshmallow root. The classic chamomile gets a boost with the Chamomile, Vanilla, and Manuka Honey pairing that restores balance, while a comfy dose of Night Time tea with oat flower, lavender, and lime flower will make want to snuggle up. Yet the most inspired tea remains the adoring Love flavor with the beloved trio of chamomile, rose, and lavender to make even Cupid swoon.
Treat your loved ones to a romantic breakfast in bed with Purely Elizabeth’s Grain Free + Collagen Pancake & Waffle Mix ($6.99). The classic morning treat is redefined thanks to a combination of almond flour, arrowroot flour, flax seeds, and organic coconut milk powder, with a dash of sea salt and cinnamon. The mix is even packed with grass-fed bovine collagen to increase skin health and elasticity. Opt for either pancakes or waffles to receive 11 grams of protein per serving – without added sugar or dairy. Want to eat Purely Elizabeth all day long? Have no fear, the brand also offers bread and muffin mixes, plus granola, oatmeal, and snack bars. It’s a one-stop shop for yummy (and healthy) goodness!
Late July Organic Sea Salt & Lime Tortilla chips ($2.49) are thoughtfully crafted (and amazingly delicious). Check out Tia Mowry’s Pico De Gallo recipe.
Foodstirs sells fantastic Organic Baking Kits, Mixes, and Sweet Snacks. Their products are Organic, all-natural, GMO-free, and have a made from scratch taste. They also sell keto and lower sugar options, which are delicious.
Whip up a delicious snack using the Greek Herb & Lemon Olive Oil by Kosterina ($24.95). Harvested in the Peloponnese region of Greece, the light oil is packed with authentic flavors that immediately brighten chicken, vegetables, or even salad. The 100% pure ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil is enhanced by onion oil, oregano oil, and fresh lemon that stirs up memories of cooking in the Mediterranean countryside. It’s the perfect gift set for those celebrating Easter or Greek Orthodox Easter as well. What can be more transportive – or delicious – than this on a hot summer day?
Work From Home Must-Haves
Remind yourself that you are loved with the Full Heart Paperweight ($20) from Noonday Collection. The beautifully smooth marble stone is 3″ wide and long, making for the perfect desktop accessory.
How else can you differentiate WFH from your actual home? Mix after-work cocktails with the ingeniously delicious new small-batch organic vodka by Frankly. Wellness enthusiasts Philip and Kristen Risk crafted the first functional spirit with ingredient transparency, including anti-inflammatory numeric, adaptogenic mama, and soothing ginger root. The organic, non-GMO, kosher gluten-free brand never uses refined sugars or artificial flavors. Plus, Frankly sources ingredients from small independent U.S. farmers and donates 1% of revenue to an animal welfare organization. So yes, this alcohol will put your mind and body in good spirits! Frankly offers five small-batch vodka flavors: Original, Strawberry, Pomegranate, Grapefruit, and Apple. They’re ready to drink on their own, or pair with soda water or mixers for a little bubbly. The Austin, TX-based family-run company even features a Trial Pack ($14.99) so you can pick your favorite flavor…if you can ever decide! All are too yummy and make for the perfect, healthy treat after a long workday.
Kick back with the latest from 19 Crimes and Snoop Dogg, the Cali Rosé ($11.99). No, there’s no “Gin & Juice” required! Australian brand 19 Crimes was founded on the principle of the 19 crimes it took for British rogues to be sentenced to live in Australia. The strawberry-rich blend recalls raspberry and red cherry on the palette, with a light floral finish. The rosé is a mix of 75% Zinfandel, 20% Grenache, and 5% Pinot Noir. The 19 Crimes x Snoop Dogg collaboration also extends to the bestselling Snoop Cali Red. “We did it big with 19 Crimes Cali Red, so you know we had to do it again – and this time, I was thinking pink,” Snoop Dogg stated. “I can’t wait for everyone to sip on my Snoop Cali Rosé and bring those fresh feels from spring into summer and beyond. I hope when you open a bottle of this wine you take a little mind trip to my Cali home. This is how we Rosé the Snoop Dogg way!” Cheers to the one and only Snoop D-O-G-G!
Want a cocktail you don’t have to mix? Miami Cocktail has the perfect sized alcoholic beverages in a can! At just 110 calories each, these fresh tasty drinks are impossible to resist. The clean craft cocktails are certified organic and low sugar. We’re in love with the Spritz collection, ranging from Bellini, Paloma, Margarita, Mimosa, or Sangria ($12.99 for 4-pack). Our personal favorites are the zesty elderflower and ginger Margarita that is perfectly balanced in both sweet and tart, and the grapefruit and hibiscus Paloma that has a well-rounded and refreshing taste. It’s a must-have for any summer BBQ, picnic, or just after a long day of work!