The Knockturnal has rounded up our favorite products from 2021, and we want to share them with you!
Has your office reopened and you don’t know what to wear to work anymore? Heck, are you just trying to find the perfect outfit that feels like loungewear but is professional? Ok, we’ll stop asking you rhetorical questions because we both know the answers are YES. And, lucky you, we’ve found exactly what you are looking for. Sundry’s Long Sleeve Midi Dress makes leaving the house look so chic ($198). Made of a cotton-modal blend with a dash of spandex, the sleek black column dress hugs all the right places while feeling like pajamas. A sexy side slit and symmetrical white piping trim has cemented that this is, in fact, our go-to dress for the winter season. Better yet, the style is proudly designed, cut, sewn, and dyed in Los Angeles, CA.
Also by Sundry are our new favorite sherpa sweatpants, both in shorts form and a longer chic look. The Faux Sherpa Shorts in black is a fuzzy alternative to our tired old cotton pair ($88) and even comes in a matching sweatshirt.
The Contrast Faux Sherpa Sweatpants ($148) ups our sweatpants game with an opposite trim; opt either for white with a black stripe, or black with a white detail.
Who doesn’t love an oversized, boyfriend style cardigan? Sundry’s oh-so-soft cashmere and wool blend Contrast Stripe Cardigan ($220) is back to school cute for adults! We are obsessed with its lightweight yet warm texture, and the blue shade is the just-right mix of navy with a hint of ocean shades that we adore.
Mamma mia, we are in LOVE with NIA! The go-to loungewear brand is serving us looks with an on-trend stunning monochromatic ensemble featuring the Full Length Plus Cardigan ($108) and Plush Sweater Tank ($44). The truffle shade is a universally flatter hue, but it’s the utter softness that we cannot live without. The more colors, the merrier, because this is making our holiday wish list!
Break a sweat with your boo in his and hers Gymshark attire. For him, the slim fit Bold Joggers are a no-brainer to look stylish at the gym and on the street ($45). The black and camo logo makes for a fashion statement, while the flattering fit will make you fall in love all over again as you swoon over the curve-hugging sweatpants.
Pair with the Bold Swinger to turn up the heat at the gym ($25), or opt for the too-good-to-be-true soft Apex Perform T-Shirt that will quickly become his (or your) favorite must-have workout top ($40). And no, we are not kidding. It is just THAT great!
Now, for the ladies: Who said you can’t make the yoga mat a runway?
The Adapt Ombre Leggings utilizes a seamless knit fabric and dip dye technique to maximize performance, minimize sweat, and look fantastic ($60). We love the purple ombre melting into lavender, but pick from orange to pink, black to grey, and light blue to a soft mist.
For a slightly more subdued style but with a hint of sexy, the Training Mesh Pocket Leggings ($40) are effortlessly iconic with a sleek high rise fit, extremely high quality stretch fabric, and a slimming silhouette with perfectly placed mesh panels. We’ve already ordered our second (and third, and fourth) pairs!
Top if off (literally) with the super comfy Ruched Training Sports Bra that holds everything together, while still serving up style ($30). The medium support fit has removable padding, adjustable straps, and a slight scrunch to the front for a cute design detail. We’re already wearing it as we work from home– it’s just that soft and gentle. Definitely a must-have for both lounge and workout wear!
There’s no vacancy here, because we’ve already snatched up all our favorite looks from Vacancy Supply! The California cool meets awesome Aussie brand is prime for cruising down the streets, hood up and top down. The Camp Varsity Crewneck sweatshirt is the perfect way to rep the brand, with a creamy chocolate hue and a lime green logo ($99). The relaxed fit and varsity-inspired logo gives a preppy collegiate twist to loungewear, and we’re here for it.
And, perfect for your Instagrammable adventures, Vacancy Supply’s Road Trip collection embodies carefree (and comfy) travel ‘fits. The Road Trip Tee in chocolate brown sets the scene for an ideal night, one that may even call back to some of your most beloved memories ($69). “Your favorite song on the radio. Face freckles. Late night skinny dips,” the shirt reads. “Water pistols. Cereal for dinner. Bikinis and hair braids.”
The same story looks equally as carefree on the Holiday House Crewneck in coconut milk cream, made of 100% cotton ($99). Pair with the matching Retreat Lounge Short for an eye-catching ensemble ($79).
For all of us who are counting down the days until Emily in Paris returns, the oh-so-chic Daylight Terry Mini Dress in beige ($89) is ready for our St. Tropez resort vacay! The super soft Terry cloth “toweling” effect and button-up front makes for a form-fitting, curve-hugging, and definitely flattering mini dress. Wear it unbuttoned as a cover up or through on a pair of tennis shoes to run around town. But most of all, feel confident and comfy in the perfect dress!
And, no look is complete without a matching bucket hat. (We told you there were Emily in Paris vibes!) The Sundial Terry Bucket Hat in the same stunning shade of creamy beige is the It accessory of the season ($45). The wide-brimmed hat is Terry textured on the outside and lined with a soft canvas on the inside for a cooling effect. We just can’t get over how picture perfect the whole outfit is!
Sexy and supportive? Sign us up! Cleo Harper has mastered unique sports bra designs with a lingerie influence, and never have we felt more confident sweating it out. Take the Radiant Bralet ($54) and Maison Legging ($79) matching set, for example. Not only does the eye-catching Marina blue shade immediately turn heads, but we’re tempted to just don the bralette with high waisted jeans and a cardigan to hit up our favorite bar. Our bust feels secure while a touch of cleavage peeks through thanks to expertly-placed mesh design. The quick-drying and breathable bralette uses Cleo Harper’s signature BodyBase fabric for three layers of high-intensity tech to craft the ultimate sports bra. Plus, the bra cups are easily removable depending on your mood.
Feel right at home with the Maison legging that features fitted mesh panels and elongated seams for a flattering fit. The high-waisted and slightly cropped pants end just above the ankle, plus are also made from the same smooth compression style BodyBase fabric. Yes, these pants are really squat-proof!
Do good while you’re getting comfy, thanks to sustainable loungewear line Hue Division. All October long, the luxury streetwear brand is donating proceeds from sales of all pink products including hoodies, sweatpants, and t-shirts to the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. YSC is a charity whose mission is to strengthen the community, address the unique needs, amplify the voice and improve the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally. Every stitch from Hue Division is imbued with the bright, vivid colors and spirit of city life. The sustainable loungewear collection uses high quality production, eco-friendly manufacturing, and is made and packaged with ZERO plastic. It’s perfect for those looking for a luxurious leisure experience without sacrificing our planet. Better yet, the oversized and unisex aesthetic is very of the moment, and the quality is unparalleled. The bestselling Classics hoodie ($149) is crafted using environmentally-friendly dyes and a mix of organic and recycled cotton. The hoodie is surprisingly lightweight, but don’t like that fool you– the double-lined hood and terry loop on the inside keeps you warm for hours. Pair with the matching Classics unisex sweatpants ($99) and you’re ready to rock.
Remind everyone that voting is a universal right for all Americans thanks to Crooked Media‘s politically-savvy tees like Make Democracy Easier Vintage-Inspired T-Shirt ($30) and Unsuppress the Vote unisex sweatshirt ($58). Better yet, The Crooked Store donates a portion of every order to VoteRiders the leading organization focused on vote ID requirements to inform citizens of their state’s voter ID requirements and help secure the documents needed to vote. Don’t forget to order before Dec. 11 to receive these goodies before Dec. 25!
Bask in the unrivaled comfort and subtly ingenious design of the Zeppelin Bralet by Cleo Harper ($54). Part of the signature Body Luxe line, the crop top has built-in bust support and removal cups, with a longer layer over the top to hit just above the waistband. Layer under a shirt or wear to workout; the Zeppelin is a Jill of all trades for your closet. A chic scoop backline also gives a bit of sass, and the rich charcoal shade is an ideal mix of grey and brown that immediately elevates any outfit. Thankfully, there’s also the matching Forte 2.0 Leggings ($79) to complete the look. The bestselling side pocket legging debuts in the brand new charcoal shade for a fantastic neutral base that makes you look and feel great as you workout. We are true Cleo Harper lovers, and are begging for the full collection. Cue up our Christmas list!
Get cozy with the adorable and soft Waffle Knit Short ($58) and matching Waffle Knit Henley top ($74) by Nia. It truly was love at first touch (we cannot stress how luxe this knit is!) when we unpacked this stunning set. It’s perfect for cuddling up to enjoy the start of fall as we ease into October, and better yet, the sleek style is just trendy enough to pair with booties and run errands in the chic ensemble. Color us impressed, because Nia is officially our new favorite loungewear line– and we’ve already sent links to our friends and family who don’t know what to get us this holiday season.
Looking for something more cabin-friendly? Nia’s Contrast Stitch Jogger ($68) and cropped Contrast Stitch Henley ($68) comes in a lovely sky blue or forest green to pack for an overnight camping trip. Curl up next to the fire and whip out the s’mores because the acrylic combo makes for a snug warmth that is rivaled only by long underwear. We can’t wait to enjoy autumn (and winter, and yes, maybe even spring) in this divine duo.
You can sit with us. The luxe athleisure brand CLIQUE has done it again and we want absolutely everything from this cool girl brand that features the most popular styles in workout wear. The booty-popping Limited Edition Stealth Compression Tights has us ready to twerk our way through the work week while still WFH ($99). The New Zealand-based brand utilizes graduated compression to craft the ultimate supportive leggings. With expert seaming to frame your tush plus a comfy high waistband and sleek side pocket perfect for a phone or wallet, these pants are our go-to.
Pair the Stealth Compression Tights with the signature CLIQUE Super Support Bra in white for a pop of contrast ($69). Never have we felt a more comfortable and form-fitting sports bra– we genuinely live in this perfect fit bra! No wonder we love it: the Super Support Bra not only lives up to its name, but it’s also made of the same high-grade antibacterial fabric as Clique Compression tights, with a high (24%) Spandex content to ensure the perfect fit. We’re already buying three more.
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!
It’s good vibes all around with the With Love, Darling gold plated rainbow Partnership necklace ($99). Aligned towards a common global goal of spreading love worldwide, the beautifully delicate necklace has a sterling silver base with 14K gold plating. With Love, Darling interpreted the 17 Global Goals as 17 symbols with a complete jewelry collection. The Global Goals were created by the United Nations in 2015, with missions ranging from ending poverty to reducing inequality on an international scale; each goal was set to be completed by 2030. “We are part of the movement that is bridging the gap between fashion and sustainability,” the With Love, Darling website states. “We’re aware that fashion is the second largest polluting industry in the world, therefore we want to help build the community of fashion consumers who engage in a responsible and sustainable way.” The brand’s responsible and sustainable production is rooted in working with Syrian refugee artisans as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Partnership necklace represents the beauty of individuals (embodied by the rainbow stones) coming together as an infinite unit determined to better the earth. With love, indeed.
Prepping for New York Fashion Week? Whether you’re walking the runway or just rocking the street corner, anyone will look like a supermodel carrying the stunning Naomi Moon Bag part of the Bob Oré Blue Collection ($215). We’re obsessed with the lime green hue for the croc embossed genuine leather shoulder hobo bag. With an inner flat pocket and a sleek zipper top closure, the crescent-shaped clutch fits perfectly under the arm, and can just as easily be worn on the elbow to carry. The removable (and adjustable!) leather strap is even long enough to transform the Naomi purse into a cross body! Pair with boyfriend jeans, mule flats, and a simple tee, because the Naomi Moon Bag is the real star of the show.
Natlyn Jones is a true warrior, and we adore her athleisure brand SheWarrior. The U.S.A.-made workout wear is crafted from sustainable materials using water-free dyeing processes and synthetic fibers from upcycled plastic. On top of all that, SheWarrior gives back to the Klaas Kids Foundation. It’s impossible not to feel confident AF wearing a fashion-forward design like the Circle Crop Sports Top and matching Circle Leggingsas we go from the gym to grocery shopping– because let’s be real, all women multitask and we need clothes that can keep up with us!
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!
Sky Wellness has done the impossible: crafted an affordable, premium THC-free, hemp-derived CBD products that work. Each product is made only from the highest quality raw materials in certified facilities that are regulated by third-party testing. Sky Wellness’ RELAX oil drops taste great and make us feel even better thanks to cannabidiol oil from USA-grown and manufactured hemp ($42.99). Available in four potencies– 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, or 1500mg–the broad spectrum oil is gluten free, vegan, and pesticide free, and immediately relaxes the whole body. The tropical smoothie flavor is also just subtle enough to feel like a warm hug as you unwind.
Get your beauty sleep with CBD Sleep Softgels by Sky Wellness ($11.99). The bestselling softgels harness the health benefits of Melatonin and CBN, the cannabinoid for sleep, to help heal insomnia and encourage healthy sleep habits. And don’t worry about swallowing a pill: the softgels are easy to digest! Even better, Sky Wellness is donating proceeds from sales during the month of October to two Arizona-based breast cancer awareness organizations: the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide high quality information and support to Black breast cancer patients within the Phoenix metropolitan area, and to educate the Black community about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and screening; and Bosom Buddies of Arizona, an organization founded to increase awareness of breast cancer by prevention, early detection and to provide support to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families. Better sleep, higher quality CBD products, and supporting charities to prevent breast cancer? The sky’s the limit for Sky Wellness.
One of our favorite cosmetics brands Beautycounter just launched a silky smooth blush, Cheeky Clean Cream Blush ($38). The versatile (and mistake-proof) blush uses moisturizing squalene to achieve the gorgeously lush texture for a dewy finish that is never greasy. Jojoba esters also help soften skin and blend the various shades into the skin for a pop of color like you just stepped out of the cold. The refillable and sustainable compass compact shape utilizes post-consumer recycled resin for a minimal environmental footprint. Our favorite shades include the barely-there Chai Dusty Rose, the stunning pink Havana, and rich Rosebud. The terracotta-esque Truffle and mauve Lychee are also perfect for the fall season.
And, get a head start on your holiday shopping thanks to Beautycounter’s exclusive fall sets. The Best in Clean Heroes pack is the perfect starter kit for any new Beautycounter fan ($99). The iconic batch of skincare and cosmetics favorites include the bestselling Counter+ All Bright C Serum, Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum, and our personal favorite, the Beyond Gloss in the Magnolia Shimmer. The limited edition shade is also scented with responsibly-sourced vanilla, and we’re already trying to stash all the Magnolia Shimmer shades we can find because it’s THAT addicting!
Fellow lip gloss fanatics will adore the Mini Beyond Gloss Vault that includes shimmers in various hues: Truffle, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Rosy ($49). The take-anywhere sizes are perfect to put in a clutch as you attend a holiday party, or slip into the back pocket of your jeans as you hit up Oktoberfest. Better yet, the lip gloss doesn’t budge when you eat or drink!
Glam it up for a night out with the Good Glitz Duo, two limited edition shades for your lips and eyes ($49). The stunning Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette is made-to-layer with four shiny shades: Mirage, Ray, Halo, and Noir. It’s the perfect golden smoky eye! The Beyond Gloss in Gilded tops off a good-as-gold look that gives off the faint scent of vanilla as you float into any event. Forget about owning the spotlight; you’ll be wearing it!
The Ready, Set Makeup Trio is also a fantastic all-in-one pack to treat yourself ($39). The Lid Glow Cream Shadow is exclusively available in Moonlit, an enlightening shade that brightens the face immediately. A swipe of the Think Big All-in-One Mascara tops off the eyes, and a dash of the Jellies in Caramel makes for the perfect kissable pout. Mistletoe, we’re waiting for you.
After a long day (and night) on the town, cuddle up with the Clean Dreams Set that eliminates any fears of a dry skin winter ($75). The Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel combats dullness and aging as you sleep, while the Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream hydrates skin with bakuchiol and Swiss alpine rose. The set comes with an adorable cupro silk-alternative face mask reminding us all to have “clean dreams” of sustainable beauty!
And, the Glow First Priming Serum has us obsessed because our skin has never, ever, EVER felt better or looked more sublime ($59). You won’t have to use an Instagram filter ever again because you will be owning every pic. Stock up now because these fall sets and new arrivals are sure to sell out. Plus, for the month of October, new customers get 20% off and free shipping!
While we totally love fall, part of us still misses that summer glow. Plus, you know, those Beverly Hills palm trees and beach days. Thankfully, the California Glow Enzyme Face Scrub by Kopari wards off any of the worst parts of changing seasons for our skin ($28). Packed with pineapple and papaya enzymes, the face scrub lives up to its name: we felt like just we left the Santa Monica Pier after a gorgeous day in the sun.
Sweet treats, soft sweaters, and perfect nails? This sounds like our dream come true. Thanks to Olive & June’s new collab with Cupcakes and Cashmere, our fall fantasies can become a reality! Cupcakes and Cashmere founder Emily Schuman was inspired by her favorite places in SoCal to launch six brand new (and super sweet) shades of pink and red to complete the ultimate Cupcakes and Cashmere x Olive & June Mani System ($80). Limited edition shades include fiery Poppy, sandy Point Dune, pinkish Rose Valley, peach coral Stinson Beach, Blazing Red, and our new favorite neutral, Fig Ranch. Either opt for the full set ($56) or individual colors ($8). Since every since Olive & June collaboration has sold out, it’s safe to say you need to shop ASAP!
And, if you’re leaning into more navy and green shades for fall, don’t forget about the Olive & June Limited Edition Fall 2021 Mani System ($80). The Fall Box includes an array of plaid-inspired colors that will make your fingers match any adorable autumn outfit. Opt for a twist on the classic navy hue with Social Studies, or get back to school with the hunter green Geometry. We’ve never loved Art Class so much as this rich purple shade, and get carried away with whimsical colors of World Lit, Study Hall, and Chemistry for a Fashion Week-friendly array of new neutrals. You’ll want to go out and buy a school uniform to match!
Shimmer, shine, and a sweet flavor? This is one Bad Habit we will never break! The new Daily Fix Elderberry and Vitamin E Lip Oil by Bad Habit ($15) is our latest obsession for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it just makes us feel so good. Dab on this nourishing oil to maximize hydration and give your pout a stunning shine. The antioxidant-rich elderberry protects against every day stressors, and Vitamin E soothes dryness. Bad Habit knew to make their new lip oil even more addicting thanks to a raspberry flavor that tastes and smells like summer.
“I can’t be the only one always on the hunt for the perfect lip products, or the only one who can’t stand the feeling of dry lips,” Elizabeth Enderle, VP of New Brands at FORMA Brands, told The Knockturnal. “Daily Fix is super shiny and mega-hydrating with zero sticky feeling. I find myself reaching for it all the time. Not all addictions are bad!”
It’s safe to say we’re wildly obsessed with Huda Beauty’s new Wild Obsessions collection! With four animal-centric eyeshadow palettes to unleash our inner beast, it’s easy to feel fierce on a night out ($29). Anyone will be green with envy over the emerald-hued Python palette, or blush near the Chameleon rosy hues. Jaguar has a bit of bite thanks to purple and mauve shades, while Tiger strips bare any harsh stripes.
Apple Cider Vinegar is renowned for its multitude of health benefits: weight loss, improved blood sugar levels, relief from indigestion and a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. Now you can add thicker and healthier hair to the list. Pura D’or Apple Cider Vinegar Thin2Thick™ Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with wholesome botanicals – and without the use of sulfates, parabens, or any other artificial additives – to deliver superior hydration to hair and scalp for fuller style. The potent blend of vitamins and nutrients repairs damaged hair while restoring vibrant, voluminous shine. Apple Cider Vinegar balances the pH levels of the scalp by cleansing, locking in moisture, and reducing dryness while improving hair manageability and reducing frizz. The perfect gift, Pura D’or’s Apple Cider Vinegar Thin2Thick™ Shampoo & Conditioner Set is accessible, affordable and will leave you feeling like you just walked out of the salon!
Weleda, the European skincare brand behind cult-favorite Skin Food, is launching its reformulated Body Lotion collection available at weleda.com starting May 18 and at national retailers starting in June. The line will include four vegan-friendly formulas priced at $12.49 – Hydrating Body Lotion, Unscented Body Lotion, Pampering Body Lotion, and Refreshing Body Lotion. The new formulas are fast-absorbing, non-sticky in texture, and designed to work with skin’s natural renewal process. All of the scented creams smelled fantastic and left my skin feeling super moisturized and happy. My favorite is the Pampering Lotion, which boasts a fragrant rose scent. The Body Lotion collection is offered in 6.8 fl. oz. 100% recyclable 97% RPET flower bud bottles with a convenient flip top. The labels highlight transparent INCI ingredient lists with source references.
Have an at-home spa day to boost your own natural beauty with the aptly named Natural Beauty Kit from Masque Bar ($59.88). The pack harnesses Mother Nature’s own powers to make you be your best self from the inside, out. Plus the Natural line is newly made from completely biodegradable packaging. Revel in Rose Cleaning, Banana Hydrating, Coconut Moisturizing, and Green Tea Soothing sheet masks; the pack comes with three of each type. Your skin – and the Earth – will thank you later!
Indulge in some 24k magic (literally) with the 24K Gold Firming Foundation Primer by Merle Norman ($70). The primer 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.
The Anti-Aging Complex Emulsion from Merle Norman ($86) is a scientifically-proven superior product. Perfect for all skin type, the serum combats premature aging with the brand’s most technologically-advanced hydrator formula. Repair past damage with an exclusive Triple Peptide Complex as Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen helps protect skin from future damage caused by daily sun exposure. The lightweight emulsion also decreases wrinkles and improves skin tone in 4 weeks: Merle Norman conducted an 8-week clinical study that found 94% of women saw an improvement in the appearance of fine lines, plus increased skin hydration. Add to your shopping cart immediately!
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 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% of 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.
Our wishes have come true with the Yo Detox scrub by Wishful ($39). The shockingly addictive 3-in-1 chemical and physical scrub is a combination of bestselling Yo Glow and purifying charcoal for a deep skin detox that is as gentle as it is effective. Our skin completely changed and just felt awakened after using Yo Detox. Suitable for all skin types (body AND face!), the detox scrub is non-stripping and non-acnegenic so it doesn’t mess with your natural PH. Basically, you won’t have drying effects or extra oily skin following use. Build it into your weekly routine for best results! On top of that, Wishful is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain any parabens or sulfates. This clean beauty brand will make your skin feel even cleaner thanks to pineapple and papaya enzymes with AHA and BHAs. “Originally Yo Detox was born because I wanted to develop a version of Yo Glow for my husband, Chris,” brand founder Huda Kattan explained. “His thicker, oilier skin was more prone to breakouts, clogged pores & sometimes ingrown hairs. After seeing the results, I thought, ‘why should men have all the fun?!'” Buy for yourself and anyone else in your life: Yo Detox is truly the answer to any skin wish!
Don’t forget haircare, and what better way to enter the summer season than with gorgeously scented locks? The latest Hair Mist Déja Vu White Flower by KAYALI is the ultimate must-have for any haircare fiend ($40). The nourishing 57 hair mist uses top notes of green pear, white nectarine, and lush gardenia to transport you to a garden oasis. Add in Indian jasmine absolute, orange flower, crystallized patchouli, cashmere woods, sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla, and a dash of tuberose infusion, and Déja Vu White Flower has mastered the balance of sweet and sultry. With a light spritz, it feels as though you’re wearing a decadent floral crown with a sophisticated aroma. Founder Mona Kattan called on one of her most treasured memories with her mother to craft the White Flower scent. What better way to pass along the love than by gifting Déja Vu White Flower 57 Hair Mist for your own mom this Mother’s Day?
Speaking of transformative products, Olive & June’s Spring Kit for the perfect mani is a mandatory purchase for all manicure (or pedicure) lovers ($80). The standout tool from the kit is the universal polish bottle handle The Poppy, which has revolutionized painting nails with its soft silicone material and patented shape to give you more control while brushing luscious shades like the brand’s new spring collection onto your nails.
The Spring Kit comes complete with six polishes ranging from pale clear sky blue Angelfish to glowing lavender pink Cockatoo. The bestselling Pink Sands shade is also included for a sun-bleached pink look that we’re obsessed with, and the Hibiscus tropical pink packs a sexy punch. Topping off the collection is spicy orange-red Lava and Wild Orchid magenta to fully whisk you away to a tropical paradise every time you look at your nails. Each shade is also sold separately ($8).
Looking for shades a little more demure? The new April Showers Set by Olive & June whisks you to a cozy cuddly place ($32). The grey and gunmetal collection is perfect for an ombré mani-pedi. The Cloudy Skies shade is a gorgeous light grey, which leads well into the neutral concrete Rainy Day Walk with a taupe undertone. Scattered Showers dark steel is the ultimate It girl shade, and 100% Chance is a stunning dark blue with dark gray, almost black. Your painted nails will receive a thundering level of applause for these lovely shades!
Give your hair some love with the all new Sienna Naturals. The clean, textured hair care is specifically designed to restore hair and scalp health without the stress of styling. And guess what? It works! Founded by Hannah Diop and Insecure creator Issa Rae, Sienna Naturals “treats hair care like skincare” according to their website. We have truly fallen in love! Every product uses plant-based ingredients to get to the root of the issues. Start with Issa’s Wash Day Ritual pack that introduces you to the brand’s top four clean beauty products: H.A.P.I. shampoo, Plant Power hydrating treatment mask, dynamic do-all Dew Magic leave-in conditioner, and Lock & Seal to heal damaged hair cuticles ($80). It’s a cleanse, treatment, replenish, and protect cycle treatment to pamper yourself and promote healthy hair care.
Plus grab your beautifully mint color (dubbed “Morning Green”) silk scrunchies to make sure there are no dents or tugs on your perfectly washed hair ($12). The Scalp Clearing Massager is also a must-have to bring a bit of the salon spa style home ($14). The tool removes flakes, brushes your hair, improves circulation, and relieves tension…all while feeling like an expensive custom scalp massage!
And just like that, two of our favorite brands have a new collaboration! Parks Project x Ursa Major has created three stunning new limited-edition bar soaps that reminds us to “leave it better” when it comes to preserving public lands, just as gently as exfoliating our skin ($40). Inspired by Zion, Acadia, and Redwood national parks, the trio of bar soaps marks the first skincare product for Parks Project and the first collab with Ursa Major, founded to “bring that healthy mountain glow” to customers by way of clean beauty products based on natural ingredients. Using prickly pear, seaweed, kelp, juniper, and huckleberry for the respective scents, each bar is formulated with an ethically and sustainably-sourced coconut oil base to mirror the skin’s natural oil. Our favorite has to be Zion for its standout Moroccan Lava Clay hue and slightly spicy scent, but you really have to order all three to pick a true best. Good thing they come in a bundle together, perfect for a summer getaway by way of your shower. Plus, 5% of every purchase from this collection supports the great work being done by the National Parks Conservation Association.
Calling all tortoise shell lovers! The brand new Browns Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty brings all the sultry chocolate tones just in time for a summer glow ($29). Infused with stunning swirls of toffee, caramel and chocolate, the Brown Obsessions palette mirrors a tortoise shell design – one that even can be purchased for a complete gift set for those truly obsessed! The palette comes in three different shades: caramel, toffee, and chocolate. While we adore all three, each complements different hues. The palettes are complete with smooth powders, sharp metallics, soft marble shimmers, and a truly perfect new pearl flake texture that is ideal for highlighting. The caramel option contains maple, hazelnut, and burnt caramel matte tones for an array of sweet shades, with pops of orange in a molten copper apricot hue and rhubarb shimmer. And before you ask: no, none of this is edible! Toffee contains the lightest shades with a milky caramel, buttercream, and golden toffee mattes coupled with shimmering honey and sugared almond metallics. Our favorite has to be the chocolate palette, though, that takes sexy shades to a whole new level. In a modern pairing of both milk and dark chocolate mattes, the palette has lush fudge metallics, sprinkles of brown sugar, and berry shimmers for the ultimate “come hither” allure we love to see in an eyeshadow kit. Thankfully no golden ticket is needed to experience this chocolate factory of palettes!
From the gym to the pool, keep your lashes thick and plump thanks to the new LEGIT LASHES Waterproof Mascara Topcoat from Huda Beauty ($19). The clear gel layer keeps mascara water, sweat, and smudge-proof thanks to a precision brush that holds the gel in place. Dance the night away with ease thanks to this ophthalmologist-tested clear formula. And guess what? It’s even suitable for contact lens wearers!
Um, hello hot girl summer! We are feeling ourselves thanks to the gloriously new and seductively perfect N.Y.M.P.H. BODY DRIP Shimmering Dry Oil from a special collab with KAYALI & Huda Beauty ($49). The non-greasy and fast-absorbing bronzing dry oil makes us shine from inside, out. It’s the ultimate natural sun-kissed look that we crave all year, and the dermatologist-tested product truly makes us feel like a mythical nymph. Plus, even use it in your hair! The Bronze Utopia shade with gold and copper pearl undertones truly lives up to its name: we’re in paradise thanks to the N.Y.M.P.H. Body Drip.
Keep the sexiness going with the N.Y.M.P.H. Glaze Skin Glowing Perfector ($35). The multifunctional, solid cream skin perfector adds to a “lit-from-within effect” by a pre-makeup base, or even apply to the high points of your face for a natural sheen to also conceal fine lines and wrinkles. The bendable, silky formula is enriched with Shea butter, vitamin E, and squalene to lushly melt into your skin. And just like your own uniqueness, no two skin perfectors are exactly the same due to the natural swirl effect from the pearls. Select from heavenly shades like champagne shimmer Luna for fair to light skin tones; Aphrodite with a warm rose-gold for Light to Medium shades; and Juno, a bronze-gold shine for Medium to Rich skin tones.
Spice up your life with the new Hot & Spicy flavor from beloved Japanese BBQ sauce source, Bachan ($13.99). Founder Justin Gill was inspired by his own Bachan (grandmother, in Japanese) who taught him their secret family recipe. Like teriyaki meets barbecue, Bachan’s sauces are perfect on any forms of meat, veggie stir fry, or even to dip chips in! The latest Hot & Spicy option is 100% natural, and small batch tested using minimal preservative-free, non-GMO certified, BPA-free, and vegan ingredients. With soy sauce, cane sugar, red jalapeño puree, ginger, green onion, and organic toasted sesame flavors, Hot & Spicy is as delicious as it it healthy (and authentic!). If you’re craving something more traditional, check out the award-winning Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce or even the Gluten-Free option!
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.
We’re going bananas for Ancient Provisions Cheddar Cheezish Crackers ($15)! The beyond delicious snacks are organic, grain-free, dairy-free, and allergen-free – and also good for both people and the planet. Made from organic banana flour, Ancient Provisions works with farmers to source ingredients that otherwise would have been thrown out. If you can believe it, 20% of bananas grown worldwide are thrown out on a daily basis just because of their looks, either being slightly misshapen or bruised. The brand repurposes these unwanted green bananas to convert them into flour and cut back on food waste. Better yet, banana flour itself is a natural form of resistant starch that helps probiotics in your biome flourish. And did we mention again that the snack is insanely yummy? Rethink bananas and even the popular Cheez-Its but Ancient Provisions has revolutionized the snack game for the better.
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.
Amp up your culinary game with TRUFF! The new mini version of their bestselling special White Truffle edition ($34.99) which is perfect to take to-go (come on, we all keep some hot sauce in our purses!). Made locally in Southern California, the minis use ingredients usually reserved for luxury tequilas and gourmet cooks. Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free! No wonder it was one of Oprah and Martha Stewart’s hot sauces.
Also by TRUFF is a new – and oh so perfect – Mayo 2-Pack ($24.99) includes the Gourmet Mayo and Spicy Mayo options. TRUFF has completely overhauled mayo but making it cool. Who would have thought?! It’s too delicious not to eat constantly. Fold into a sandwich, top a bagel, and just enjoy the real black winter truffle and sunflower oil flavors. It’s no wonder that celebrities like Jamie Lynn Spears and Patrick Schwarzenegger adore it! Grab yours before it sells out…again.
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?
Finally, finally, FINALLY our favorite brand Kosterina has released an olive oil to use for literally everything. Ok, maybe not quite (at least we know we will be), but the new Everyday Olive Oil ($19.95) is meant to be used more “liberally,” as founder Katina Mountanos explained. Cold-pressed in the paradise of Koroni, Greece, the new Everyday Olive Oil has a 5x higher polyphenol count than the average aka water down grocery store olive oil, and is one of the healthiest olive oils on the market at its price point. Use it for roasting, sautéing, baking, and yes, even bathing if you wish. It’s fantastic for your skin, both inside and out. Read up on more amazing health benefits here and as always, we recommend buying in bulk!
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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!
Speaking of rapper moguls, Grammy-nominated Travis Scott has founded CACTI, a first of its kind seltzer. The brand sold out within mere hours of launching! The delicious seltzer has 7% alcohol and is made with 100% premium blue agave from Mexico. Offered in three flavors Pineapple, Lime, and Strawberry, it’s the ultimate way to cheers to summer. Grab a pack for $21.99. “Finally getting CACTI out into the world and into the hands of fans is a surreal moment for me and the team,” Travis Scott stated. “This has been something I had a strong vision for and have wanted to do for a while. It was important to me to be heavily involved in the entire creative process; from the flavor obviously, to the can design, packaging and the entirety of the brand world we’ve built. I sought to create a beverage brand that was unlike others in the market. Our Agave Spiked Seltzer is super refreshing and smooth, and the brand in general is something that I’m super proud of. We built this project from the ground up together and this is just the beginning.” Scott and the Cactus Jack creative collective developed CACTI alongside Anheuser-Busch’s industry-leading team. Brewed in Los Angeles, CACTI is our new favorite hard seltzer.
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!
Come on, we know we’re not the only ones dreaming of an Italian getaway this summer. While every celebrity and their significant other seems to be living it up along the Amalfi Coast, the least we could do is drink as though we were there. Thanks to Miami Cocktail’s new collaboration with goop, the Limonata Spritz gives us the most delightful, crisp cocktail we’ve tasted all year ($12.99). Packed with fresh lemon, basil, and sparkling rosé, the Limonata Spritz is a limited edition gem of a drink. Better yet, proceeds benefit Charity:water to fund sustainable drinking water projects. For every limited edition Limonata Spritz four-pack sold, $1 goes to Charity:water. “We wanted to re-create a classic summer cocktail using cleaned-up ingredients,” goop founder and CEO Gwyneth Paltrow stated. “Our Limonata Spritz strikes the perfect balance between light and refreshing without sacrificing taste. The fresh basil and the citrusy lemon remind me of warm, sun-drenched days on the Amalfi Coast.” We’re so close, we can taste it!
For all you wine lovers out there, Kenwood Vineyards has revolutionized complementary blends. We love the 2018 Monetary Sonoma Chardonnay, which lives up to its name! The wine utilizes grape sourced from two of California’s most elite vineyard regions for Chardonnay: Monterey County and Sonoma County. The warmer temperatures and ocean breeze from Monterey gives a fuller body flavor to the natural acidity and crispness of Sonoma grapes. Dashes of French and Hungarian oak awaken nutmeg and honeysuckle notes, plus a small percentage of malolactic fermentation adds a creaminess to the California Chardonnay. Uncork a bottle to accompany any light meal, because this wine will be the star of the dinner party!
As for party prep (who doesn’t want to taste a little sparkly before their guests arrive?), we have to recommend the pristine Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige ($24). The quintessential Napa Sparkling wine is the most award-winning bottle out of any of its competitors, and we are addicted to the light, crisp, and refreshing taste. Brut Prestige features citrus, red apple, and vanilla scents, with honey and gingerbread spices underneath. The signature sparkling wine can make any occasion feel like a celebration, and it certainly sets the table for a great night in, or out.
A good tequila is hard to find, but thanks to Mijenta Tequila, we have found our go-to liquor. Mijenta uses artisanal small batch tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, crafted by Mexico-based Maestra Tequilera Ana Maria Romero. Inspired by legends, Mijenta celebrates the best of the land, culture and people of Mexico, exclusively using fully mature, certified Blue Weber Agave. Doing good and tasting great, what more can you want from a tequila company? We have started drinking signature Mijenta margarita with the Mijenta Tequila Blanco on a nightly basis, mixing in mezcal, cinnamon syrup, and lemon juice for a deliciously fresh cocktail ($50). The award-winning spirit harnesses cooked agave, vanilla, and caramel aromas with a dash of cinnamon spice on the tongue. The stunningly decorative bottle is a gentle reminder that it’s always time to order more!
The Tempranillo bottle from Campo Viejo is the perfect holiday wine ($12). The dash of raspberry and cocoa notes creates a full body approach that pairs perfectly with both dinner and dessert.
For white wine lovers, Flight Song is a true winner. Sweet yet light, it’s the ideal refreshing Sauvignon Blanc by Brancott Estate. We’re not kidding when we say it’s our favorite white wine (and that’s high praise). No wonder that prestigious tastemakers agree: Flight Song has won gold at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition, and was ranked with 87 points by Wine Spectator. The tropical top notes of lemon, grapefruit, and mango sherbet make sipping this Sauvignon Blanc akin to a day at the spa. You’ll be refreshed in no time. Pair with lightly grilled foods to top off (literally) your vacay.
Supermodel Jordan Barrett launched our favorite cocktail in a can, HAPĒ sake spritz, of 2021! Partnered with XED Beverages, HAPĒ is the first spiked seltzer made with premium Junmai sake, real fruit, and real tea. “I have always wanted to start a sake brand since I fell in love with the drink growing up working and living in Japan,” Barrett explained in a press statement. “With HAPĒ, we are taking sake out of its traditional premises and repositioning it within people’s everyday lives. We are focused on combining robust and nuanced flavors with better for you ingredients, in the first mainstream and accessible take on one of the most amazing alcohols: sake.”
The cocktail is only 100 calories, with zero added sugar and all natural ingredients. It’s no wonder that we’re “happy” to announce that all three flavors are mouthwateringly addicting: Grapefruit with elderflower and ginger is a refreshing take on a grab-and-go drink, while Green tea with yuzu and lemon is light enough to feel like a summer day even in the cold winter months. Our favorite has to be Lemonade with hibiscus and lemongrass because of its stunning combination of flavors. But you really have to try all of them! Opt for the Variety Pack ($54.99) and spend your holiday eating, drinking, and being merry.
Take your alcohol experience to the next level in both flavor and reality. Yep, thanks to leading wine importer Frederick Wildman and Sons, you can enjoy fine Italian brands Santi and Nino Negri with an augmented reality feature. Just simply scan the QR code on the neck of each wine bottle with your smartphone and be transported to the lush Italian countryside for guided wine tastings, food pairings, and the history of the winery itself. Think of it like a mini quarantine vacation from the comfort of your own living room as you sip your way through stunning VR scenery and a delicious bottle of red or white. The full-bodied Santi Ventale ($16) and berry-flavored Nino Negri Quadrio ($20) are two of our favorites. Santi can trace its roots all the way back to 1843 in Lake Garda with the Lessini Mountains towering overhead. Quadrio is a blend of 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Merlot, cultivated from the extreme terrains in the Valtellina valley. Who wouldn’t want to experience these wineries firsthand, via VR? Even better, the experience includes exclusive content from influencers Pia and Davide Baroncini as 3D hologram avatars to lead wine tasting for a first-of-its-kind experience. Talk about an unprecedented wine tour!