The Knockturnal has rounded up our favorite products from 2021, and we want to share them with you!
We are obsessed with the Kipling x Anna Sui Collab FW21 bags.These bags were featured in the Anna Sui Runway Show and will officially launch online on September 8th, 2021!
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!
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.
Now Silk, the #1 plant-based beverage leader, is heating up the oatmilk category with new Silk Oatmilk. In fact, a 2021 national taste test just proved that Silk has America’s Best-Tasting Original Oatmilk.Silk is celebrating (with fellow G.O.A.T.s like Gordon Ramsay and Alicia Silverstone, and a nifty AR filter that will transform your selfie into a marble bust in an oatfield!). Silk Oatmilk is available nationwide at grocery stores in four flavor varieties: Original, Extra Creamy, 0g Sugar and Vanilla.
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!
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!
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!
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!