The KnockturnaLIST: Editors’ Picks 2022

Never have to wonder what to buy for someone (or yourself!) again, thanks to The Knockturnal’s curated collection of our favorite styles, products, and collabs of 2022.

Get shopping, below!

Fashion Picks

Feel like a Greek goddess in this stunning olive-hued velvet gown by Miss Circle. The Yanis Olive Velvet Mesh Corset Gown boasts an asymmetrical design with a peekaboo mesh detail, and a side slit for a high-low detail ($159). We’re head over heels for its subtle regal vibes and twist on timeless Hollywood.

Miss Circle’s Zayda Red High Slit Corset Satin Gown ($195) can either be worn off-the-shoulder or straight up, and we can’t get enough of the inner boning and intricate design that both holds us in (where we need it!) and makes everything look smooth AF. It’s also perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Step aside standard LBD, there’s a new little black dress in town– with a major twist. Thanks to Heiress Beverly Hills, our wardrobe has stepped up a notch for date night with the Embellish Crystal Lined Mini Dress ($168). With a see-through cutout and a crystal-trimmed bust, cutoff sleeves, and torso, it’s safe to say we’re dripping in (faux) diamonds. There’s nothing that will boost your confidence more than strutting your stuff in this stunner.

Um, we’re FEELING ourselves in this string-up Black Ruched Cutout Midi Dress by Heiress Beverly Hills ($168). Dare we submit an audition tape to be the Kardashians’ new bestie (or Kanye GF) because this dress makes us a real smoke show, and we almost can’t Keep Up. Pop this hottie on for a impromptu photoshoot between bars.

YG Collection’s Kim Mesh Dress ($90) feels fresh, current, and streetstyle in the most trending (and couture) way possible. The gown fully outlines the body in artistic see-through stripes, culminating on the torso. The dress is double layered so don’t worry about any wardrobe malfunctions, but it’s thin enough to easily layer under anything else for a very futuristic vibe. It’s an elevated update for any wardrobe, and you’ll definitely be the best dressed in any room.

The YG Collection gown would look stunning underneath the sheer metallic Hooded Trench Coat by Nocturne ($236). Made of a gorgeously weightless material, the trench is the ultimate topper for any outfit. Pair with cargo pants and a tank, or make for a Carrie Bradshaw moment and make that grand entrance. Our jaws have already dropped!

Parisienne Et Alors’ Robineau Dress ($165) looks so stylish paired with flats, heels, sandals, sneakers, and yes, even slippers. The vintage-inspired geometric print looks good in any season.

The coziest half zip sweater of the season is thanks to Parisienne Et Alors. Made with alpaca wool and acrylic, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better staple sweater. Channel those apres ski vibes for some Fair Isle fun.

It’s all about the subtle ruching with Nocturne’s simple yet iconic LBD. The V-Neck Midi Dress ($161) has both a front and a back V-neck, plus a hidden in-seam back zip. It’s subtle, it’s classy, and it’s ready for date night.

Layer the Coal N Terry Tie Dye Denim Jacket ($135) over literally anything: a black dress, a sweater and skirt, or even jeans and a tank for an all-denim look. The lightweight yet warm — really, how do they do it?! — jacket is our new favorite seasonless staple. Better yet, each one is entirely unique thanks to its dye job.

Be transported into a beachside getaway with the Blossom Puff Mini Dress by Daze Dayz that will surely brighten your mood ($168). It’s the perfect launch into spring styles thanks to a ruched top and playful swing skirt.

We are totally in love with the Terra Dress by Daze Dayz ($178). The midi dress boasts a vintage flower pattern in a lush, rich terra-cotta color. The square front and slightly ruched neckline beautifully complements the silhouette, and we truly just can’t get enough.

The Impressions mesh ruched cut out dress by Mistress Rocks ($105) redefines the LBD. The midi cutout is sleek on everyone and gives an extra dramatic flair.

Layer anything and everything under the Got It oversized lace up corset blazer, also from Mistress Rocks ($105). It’s when WFH turns NSFW….

For when you want to spice up the office, opt for Gather Your Thoughts grey checkered blazer ($89) for a Mistress Rocks office must-have with a twist.

Pair with the Marquis ruched mini dress by Mistress Rocks ($89) for an aubergine, updated take on menswear. It’ll look trendy af with combat boots or stilettos, your choice!

Curl up in the Satin Feather Pajama set by Nasty Gal ($78). The luxe shirt and shorts set with a feather detail on the cuff just begs for a day of luxury– and a Cosmo to boot.

We adore products that are rooted in passion for giving back. CLQ Fitness’ bestselling Shell Shorts ($69) debut in a new pink shade to match the Cozy Heart Nip Sweater ($99) to support those affected by breast cancer. Whether you’re a survivor or know a loved one who has endured the disease, New Zealand-based CLQ is donating 10% of profits of every piece sold for the special Breast Cancer Awareness collection to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to reach more people with early detection education, support those affected by cancer, and fund research for life-saving treatments.

Beauty No-Brainers

How can you have a proper date night without the perfect lipstick? Truly no outfit is complete without Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte Ultra-Comfort Transfer-Proof Lipstick ($20). We are seriously head over heels for the new collection, which boasts perfectly-named boss babe shades like Slaytina, Icon, Miss America, and First Class.

Smell divine with Kayali’s Eden Juicy Apple Parfum that transports you to a naughty paradise with top notes of juicy red apple, pink grapefruit, and lychee (starting at $25). The full-bodied fragrance encompasses berries, jasmine, and vanilla flower for a whimsical scent, while sensual musk and sugared moss add a slightly masculine vibe. It’ll definitely get you– and anyone around you– in the mood, we guarantee.

Revamp your nightly routine with Bao’s Jalissa enzyme lotion ($72), sold by Thirteen Lune. The daily moisturizer gently exfoliates, nourishes, and hydrates skin for a brighter (and smoother) complexion. Apply to the face or neck to help with skin resilience, thanks to luxurious papaya extract.

Our team has been adoring the products from PYT Beauty, including the Dew Me lip gloss in a deliciously pink champagne hue aptly called Ethereal ($14).

Just check out how STUNNING it is on!

Our absolute no-brainer purchase has to be the Friends With Benefits lip duo, also by PYT Beauty ($20). Half lip gloss, half lipstick, it’s a two-in-one that needs to be in every makeup bag.

Supermodel Winnie Harlow founded skincare brand CAY SKIN, which is designed to serve everyone under the sun. The Universal Mineral Face Moisturizer ($34) combines SPF 55 and squalane to blend seamlessly on all skin tones and protect against blue light, pollution, and of course, the sun. The vegan, reel-safe sunscreen is fragrance free and made without silicones. Plus, hyaluronic acid helps soothe skin. What else could you ever need to fight the sun?

The Minori Cream Highlighter, sold by Thirteen Lune, has a stunningly smooth and rich texture, perfect for a natural lit-from-within glow ($32). Founder Anastasia Bezrukova perfectly summed up the genius behind the must-have: It’s low maintenance sheen! Even better, you can wear it as an eyeshadow too.

The Lip Lava Liquid Lipstick ($20) by Bodyography is a revolutionary smooth, lightweight lip color. We adore the unprecedented warm purple-pink shade of Rose Moon, but we’re all tempted to get all 19 colors because….we need them!

Get your glitter on with Bodyography’s Ambient Lux Glitter Pigment ($23) that is festival-ready. Our favorite shade has to be the warm bronze rose hue of Solar Flare, but the color selections range from blue to purple to white for the perfect layering collection.

We can’t wait to Saie hello to our favorite new brand! Saie’s stunning Glowy Super Gel ($28) is the most lightweight luminizer we’ve felt in years. Wear by itself or mix with foundation for an effortless glow. It’s no wonder that the product has landed on most editors’ favorite picks lists!

We’re head over heels for Saie’s new (and soon to be bestselling) Dew Blush ($24). With six shades to choose from, the creamy water-based blush provides a natural-looking tint to the skin.

Keep your acne at bay (or Banish it for good!) with Daisy Jing‘s ingenious Banish brand. We are obsessed with the bestselling Banish Starter Kit ($195) that includes six skincare products to combat dark spots and get rid of acne scars and breakouts. The patented Banish micro needle stamp tool is a must-have, while the Fighter Gell and Pumpkin Enzyme Masque help reduce breakouts. The Vitamin C elixir also contains tea tree oil to curb acne and hyper pigmentation.

Add in the  All Clear Mint Cleanser ($39) for a full-on spa experience!

We’re seriously into Naturally Serious’ latest launch, the Sleepover Retin-Oil Nighttime Treatment ($36). Derived from beta-carotene, a potent anti-oxidant and natural vitamin A source, the custom-blended 2% Vegan Retinol in the product helps reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. The brand also added Sunflower, Soybean, Chia and Rosehip Oils to leave your skin feeling nourished and plump with moisture.

Stratia’s Essentials Kittruly does live up to its name ($29). With Stratia promising “everything you need and nothing you don’t,” the Essentials pair Velvet Cleansing Milk non-foaming cleanser with the Soft Touch AHA, a hyper-gentle exfoliant. Top off the set with the moisturizer Liquid Gold that balances skin’s PH.

The restorative face oil Fortify from Stratia is a thoroughly researched combination of omega and fatty acids that are crucial to skin health. The non-greasy and sweet smelling formula is an unprecedentedly effective oil to feed your skin ($21). Add in the cult-favorite Rewind hydrating serum to take back the clock against signs of aging ($18), before finishing with Stratia’s award-winning Night Shiftnight cream ($28) which is packed with retinol to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production. Layer the Night Shift on your face overnight to wake up with fresher, glowing skin. It’s no wonder Night Shift is called the night cream of the year!

Blume’s bestselling Clean Canvas Kit is the ideal summer must-have for skincare ($72). Don’t let dull skin, hyperpigmentation, or unwanted sun spots get in the way of a glowing vibe. The Sunbeam Exfoliating Mask and Milky Fade Serum are basically like facials in a bottle. The clean beauty brand is also vegan and cruelty free, thanks to CEO and co-founder Taran Ghatrora’s passion for creating products to solve everyday bodily problems like acne, body odor, period cramps, and dry skin.

“We created Blume because 60% of our community of girls and women let us know that they felt their self esteem plummet as they went through puberty and this is really the stat that we set out to change,” Ghatrora exclusively told The Knockturnal. “Through clean skin care products, we can turn caring of yourself from a chore to a moment of self care.” Small reminders like “self care is the new going out” ($15) or that it’s “self care SZN” make Blume not only a viral brand, but one that is necessary for these times. 

Luxury haircare company Maria Nila has perfected the best smelling (and most effective) vegan products to pamper your mane. The Eco Therapy Revive shampoo ($34), conditioner ($34), and hair masque ($38) each use micellar technology and restorative plant-based proteins to increase natural shine and healthy hair. The moisturizing detox shampoo removes impurities and residual product build up without disrupting the natural balance of your hair. The Color Guard complex also protects against UV radiation. Plus, the products are floral-scented with green cucumber, pear, and peach nectar surrounded by flower fragrances. Even the packaging is CO2 compensated, and the brand donates to the Sloth Institute.

Products that completely nourish your skin and taste good?! We never thought we’d say it, but delicious skincare is a totally achievable. Just look at Embody, the brand that launched the world’s first retinol gummy in 2020. Now, Embody is celebrating the release of new One & Done Oil Cleanser — which certainly lives up to its name ($32). The easy, gentle, and non-drying cleanser balances skin while wiping away dirt, makeup, and anything we don’t want on our faces. The special blend of plant-based oils leave us feeling silky clean and totally hydrated. Key ingredients include Sea Buckthorn Oil, Maracuja Oil, and Argan Oil, which are all rich in Omega Fatty Acids.

Embody’s founder Jennifer Chung exclusively told The Knockturnal that good skincare should be simple, easy, and effective — amen to that! “Our gummies can do just about everything but wash your face so it was a no-brainer that the One & Done Oil Cleanser would be the first topical product we took on,” Chung said. “From the get-go, we knew it was not only important to create a universal formula that was gentle for every skin type but it also had to simplify your skincare routine.” We are already obsessed and guarantee you will be too.

We’re newly obsessed with the anti-aging, retinal rich regime by Medik8. With Crystal Retinal offerings from 0.01% to 0.1% options, the Vitamin A packed products explain why Retin-AL is better than Retin-OL, crafted for age-defying skin.

Neom’s lush Feel Good Vibes 3-wick candle ($52) is a must have for relaxation. The light, fruity, and floral candle is part of the Scent to Make You Happy collection, spotlighting mandarin, ylang yang, and jasmine top notes for a deliciously fragrant candle.

Prep your face with SKINN’s Dermappeal microdermabrasion treatment that literally leads to smoother and brighter skin almost overnight ($20). The resurfacing and revitalizing treatment uses natural minerals from the Dead Sea, plus Kakadu Plum Extract which is rich in Vitamin C.

Opt for false lashes that look real af. Velour Beauty offers a slew of plant-based falsies for reasonable prices ($24). The New Leaf option has a full, natural look that makes you not even need mascara. The lifted fibre tips for the round style will leave you bright eyed. Plus, Velour is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and can be used up to 20+ times. And the Memorial Day sale is 30% off everything– don’t miss it!

Inner Beauty is one of our newest and favorite clean beauty brands. The non-toxic, gluten free, dermatologist tested and cruelty free brand has perfected the ultimate nude lip — and that’s a huge deal. The Pure Shine Lip Gloss ($22) is oil-infused for the perfect plumping and soothing effect on your puckers. Light sparkling nude shade Angelic is our go-to especially for the summer months, but Misty Rose and Pink Bloom are other standouts.

Inner Beauty’s Sheer Bliss Lip Tint ($24) is also great if you’re on the go. The sheer, very lightly tinted balm is a new approach to lip care thanks to a buttery Jojoba oil base and a faint wash of color to just enhance your natural Inner (and outer) Beauty. The packaging for the Italian-made products are also superb, with a satisfying enclosure and magnetic cap.

The new Well Defined Eye Liner is another must-have from Inner Beauty ($25). The liquid liner is formulated to match the pH of yes and soothe sensitive lids and lashes with anti-inflammatory cornflower water. The natural vegan liner will also gently wash away with water, no harsh makeup removers needed.

We’re already die hard fans of Kosterina’s olive oil, so why not pour a little on our skin? We grew up knowing olive oil is the most nourishing thing to keep our skin sleek and healthy, so it’s a no-brainer that Kosterina ventured into the beauty space (thank god!!). Kosterina’s Extra Virgin Deodorant ($20) is all natural, aluminum free and beloved for its fresh lemon and lavender scent that will transport you to the Greek Isles with every use. It’s easy-to-glide-on formula neutralizes odor and combats wetness to provide seriously long-lasting freshness and pleasant fragrance without any residue.

Try all of the new– and highly addictive–Kosterina skincare with the Skincare Starter Kit ($54) including clean, super moisturizing face oil and oil balm are made from Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil for skincare powered by polyphenols (a naturally-occurring antioxidant). Both products come with an adorable blue and white pouch.

Fitness Necessities

Say hello to the cutest workout set for spring! Female-founded athleisure company Lezat uses recycled poly fabric made from plastic bottles for their eco-active fabric that breathes beautifully while you break a sweat. We’re in love with the gingham print for the Morgan Tank ($40) and Morgan Legging ($60). Plus, all Lezat clothing are made in Los Angeles, CA.

Look as chic as ever with the Getaway Duffle bag, aka the ultimate gym (or really, anywhere) bag ($110). The quilted design makes for a strong padded structure, and long straps ease how you can carry it.

Ooh La La Intimates

Turn up the temperature in the Sheer Lace Teddy by Nasty Gal ($60). The low-cut romper has perfectly placed floral lace details and a scalloped short, making it the perfect layering piece or best way to let it all hang out for a seductive evening in.

Vacay Must-Haves

Ready to pack your bags for Miami and beat the winter weather? Well, don’t forget the little green dress by Miss Circle that you need to feel amazing. The Felis Green Lace-Up Strappy Ruched Mesh Dress ($149) is slinky, sexy, and ruched in all the right places.

Drape the Blossom Tie Blouse by Daze Dayz over your swimsuit for a fun and flirty post-swim chic outfit, or tie up with high-waisted denim and strappy sandals to head into town ($138). The print is truly flattering on everyone thanks to the light florals and pops of pink.

Stay fresh with the Madie Travel Spray by By Rosie Jane ($25). The lush fragrance comes in a sleek, thin glass bottle that somehow harnesses the comforting scent of surf, sun, and sand. Throw in your beach bag to mist yourself post-swim and pre-dinner.

MATTE Collection’s Eros one-piece ($28) is one part swimsuit, and one part total bodysuit that is ready to hit the club. Call us crazy, but we’d wear this swimsuit with jeans and order a cocktail. From beach to bar, we’re in heaven thanks to Eros.

Layer beachside with the Achilles sheer cover-up ($32). We love the leopard print for a little pop!

Need a brightly-hued travel accessory? Look no further than Sol and Selene’s stunning Aspire tote ($110) which we just can’t get enough of. The gorgeous shade makes the nylon tote a must-have for spring, and thanks to a shoulder strap and two mesh pockets, it’s the “tote-al” package.

CAY SKIN’s Isle Lip Balm hydrates and protects your pout, along with a delicious vanilla brown sugar flavor for a clear, non-sticky finish ($14). Better yet, the lip balm has SPF 30 to keep your tropical smile fresh all vacation long.

Keep your vacation glow all year-round with the lightweight and antioxidant-packed daily face sunscreen by CAY SKIN. The Isle Glow Face Moisturizer is made with SPF 45 and uses an exclusive, plant-based nectar to replenish moisture ($32).

Go from beach to street, city to club, in the effortless Love Bug skater dress by Mistress Rocks ($89). With chain detail along the sweetheart bust and a little flip at the skirt, the flirty frock offers contouring seams and a flattering, barely there feel.

Don’t have time to get your nails done? Master your mani with Chillhouse’s Editor in Chill press-on nails ($16). The non-toxic, reusable nail set includes a pale pink tone with an abstract white curve for a fluid take on a totally fresh French manicure. Shop at Thirteen Lune.

Perfect that post-beach look with beachy waves thanks to Beachwaver. The aptly-named company has perfected the viral and easy to use curling iron market. With a ceramic barrel, three heat settings, and a simplified rotation button, Beachwaver curling irons ($119) are easy to pack and use while traveling. Add to your suitcase now!

The Missoni-inspired, curve-hugging coverup Rebel Sheer Sundress from YG Collection ($80) is the essential beach-ready midi. The striped body con dress has an ombré effect that perfectly frames any figure. Pair with some strappy sandals, grab your cocktail, and get ready to turn some heads.

Hands-free? Yes, please! Sol and Selene’s cross body Duality Cell Phone bag is the easiest way to travel ($60). We adore the slate shade with red, white, and blue striped strap, but thankfully, this bestseller comes in a variety of color  ways to match all your vacay outfits.

Perfect For the Host

Give your host with the most a luxe self-care necessity with the Ya Thamani SE23 candle, sold by Thirteen Lune ($60). The soy wax blend candle can burn for over 35 hours, beautifully filling any home (or office) with soothing scents of elm wood, tobacco, and sandalwood.

Hand over fresh with the new ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Hand Soap Collection that harnesses the power of the world’s most trusted deodorizer – ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda with odor neutralizing ingredients to keep hands hydrated and fresh.  This new collection washes away bacteria in the form of a liquid hand soap.  Infused with soothing aloe, the ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Hand Soap Collection is hands down, a must have for the ultimate in clean.

Spruce up their bathroom with the Anihana shower steamers ($5). The lavender fragrance combines aromatherapy techniques with essential oils to leave them feeling calm and relaxed. It’s like a mini spa for your own shower!

Spice up any party with the ridiculously refreshing Agua Bonita sodas that redefine flavors. From unexpected pineapple cucumber to watermelon chile and mango habanero, you can “find your fiesta” with the new take on aqua fresca. Made with real, rescued fruit and with no added sugars, Agua Bonita tastes as delicious as it looks– and all the stunningly designed cans are eco-friendly. We recommend trying all three flavors in a sampler box ($5 for sample, or $20 for 8-pack).

Bring dessert with GATSBY Chocolate! The Art Deco-inspired luxe chocolate company truly is addicting — and totally good for you. The Gatsby Sea Salt Extra Dark Chocolate Bar has more than 50% less calories than other leading brands. With flavor options Almond Dark and Classic Milk, the bars are a perfect present ($3.99).

Opt to even snack on the delicious Peanut Butter Cups with milk chocolate that are the ideal ratio of peanut butter to chocolate, plus have no sugar added ($4.15 per pack).

Get Your Drink On

Finally, toast to the next holiday with the Haus Sampler Kit ($50). Fill your bar cart (come on, everyone needs a bar cart!) with the signature Haus apéritifs in delicious flavors like Lemon Lavender, Ginger Yuzu, New Fashioned, and Pomegranate Rosemary. Plus, the kit comes with cocktail recipes to make a Haus Spritz and instructions for how to best serve Haus on the rocks.

“We’re doing everything differently than corporate liquor – starting with ingredients,” the Haus team stated. “We source the highest quality fruits, herbs, and botanicals from trusted farmers and purveyors who supply Michelin-star restaurants.Our team blends every bottle at our warehouse in Sonoma County, and ships straight to you in packaging made from recycled materials.”

Better yet, Haus includes nutrition facts so you know exactly what you’re cheers’ing to. It’s the easiest (and funnest) way to get tipsy.

Get the party started with JAJA tequila, founded by The Chainsmokers. Sip on the JAJA Blanco Tequila while listening to the DJ duo’s beats ($35). The gluten free alcohol is perfect to turn up Memorial Day weekend and anytime throughout the whole summer. Deliciously smooth, JAJA is crafted of 100% Agave Azul with notes of black pepper. Better yet, JAJA is all natural and is true to heritage production using volcanic water sourced at the springs of the distillery. Try the Reposado and Anejo options too for the full JAJA package ($120).

Pop some bubbly with Mumm Napa Rosé ($22) . Kicking off with a warm, soothing sweetness, the Brut Rosé has strawberry meets spice flavors, with undercurrents of cherry, vanilla, and crisp apple. Open for brunch, or pair with lighter meats for dinner, but either way, it’s a must have.

For a red, we love Campo Viejo Reserva ($15) which balances cherry, plum, and blackberry fruits with an oaky sensibility. Savor the clove, nutmeg, and vanilla warm note, while feeling a kick of the coconut and tartness of berries. The artistry of Rioja is also present in every bottle, using progressive winemaking techniques in the region.

Finish off your Valentine’s Day evening with Kenwood Six Ridges Pinot Noir ($23), hailing from California’s Russian River region. The Sonoma County gem is the perfect climate for the best Pinot Noir, and Kenwood Six Ridges is on the lighter side for the darker red, which we certainly appreciate to fully taste (and relish) every complex flavor.

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