Favorite May Products: What We Bought Before Summer

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Even though it feels like we *just* celebrated NYE, we’re all about to dive into the 6 month of the year. IDK about you but I’m still mistakenly writing the date as 2022 so, it’s hard to believe that it’s practically summer and so much has already happened

While we can’t always prepare for when shit hits the fan, we can provide a handheld fan recommendation that will keep you all summer long. And, as the days get longer and our attention span gets shorter, it’s difficult to stay on top of the things TikTok is telling us to smash or pass, so we did it for you. Here are the summer essentials we tested in May from all your favorite Betches. 

All Eyes On You

“This has become my ride or die mascara for only $11.99 —my less expensive new replacement for the Lancôme Lash Idôle! Plus, it has castor oil so you know those lashes are gonna grow. I tried a sample from Ulta once and I was SOLD.” — Holly Wilkinson, Content Assistant

Shop it: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity Black Mascara, $11, Amazon

Seeing Stars

“Headaches? Dry eyes? Or do you just wanna sleep? Starry Eyes is there for you, especially if you’ve become too reliant on melatonin (myself included). I put these on right before bed and I’m asleep within 5 minutes.”—Courtney Gavurnik, Account Executive

Shop it: Popmask Starry Eyes Self-Heating Eye Mask 5 Count, $19.99, Target

The Literal Cure

“If you’re a chronic headache girlie like me, you know that your pain is likely caused by one of three reasons: 1) you’re dehydrated, 2) you hydrated with rosé or 3) you’re stressed. Lucky for you, some magician created Cure electrolyte mixes for when you need to hydrate or are inevitably hungover after a day on a rooftop (the ultimate elevated surface, if you ask me). While you’re on your own when it comes to stress, these little packets actually let me enjoy drinking water and staying hydrated during the summer heat. Watermelon is my fave.”—Abbey Westlin, Content Editor 

Shop it: Cure Hydrating Electrolyte Mix, $14, Amazon

Hot Girl Summer Scent

“I love switching my perfumes out each season, and as we approach summer I discovered this delicious fruity scent. It immediately transports me to a tropical vacation without being too sweet. I’ve already gotten so many compliments on it within the last couple of weeks and I can’t wait to spritz it on as hot girl summer commences.”—Andrea Marie, affiliate writer

Shop it: Ellis Brooklyn SUN FRUIT Eau de Parfum, $108, Sephora

Princess Diana Weather

There’s a unique timeframe in Spring & Fall when it’s perfectly acceptable to wear shorts with a sweatshirt—Princess Diana weather, if you will. These shorts are a Betches HQ fave and equal amounts ~chic~ and comfy. Did we mention they have pockets?

Shop it: Colorfulkoala Women’s High Waisted Biker Shorts with Pockets, $19.99, Amazon

Get Glowing

“This sunscreen is literally perfect for when you want that “no makeup” makeup look. It’s giving an effortless vibe, when really you actually are putting in effort to look nice and protect your skin.”—Veronica Guadalupe, Associate Manager, E-commerce

Shop it: e.l.f. SKIN Suntouchable! Whoa Glow SPF 30 Sunscreen & Primer, $14, Target

Easy As ABC

Betches co-founder, Jordana Abraham, says she’s obsessed with these Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads. And, like, if you’re into bright, clear skin you should be too. This 2-step peel is truly one of the easiest ways to add an exfoliating peel to your skin care routine.

Shop it: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads, $92, Sephora

WFH At It’s Finest

This is, hands down, the accessory of the summer if you’re working from home. Our office is in love with this chair because not only can you get your daily dose of Vitamin D hanging out in the sun (helllloooo serotonin) but you can also actually see your computer screen and get shit done. With an open/close face cavity and arm slots, it’s the most productive you’ve been all year long.

Shop it: Ostrich Comfort Lounge, $83.95, Amazon

That Summer Friday Feeling

Self-proclaimed lip gloss enthusiast, Nicole Pellegrino, says that the Summer Fridays Lip Balms are permanently attached to her hands. They’re the perfect amount of soothing yet shiny and actually hydrate your pout during those dry, hot summer months.

Shop it: Summer Friday Lip Butter Balm, $24, Sephora

It’s Linen SZN

“Millennials everywhere are going to scream when I say this but, this Abercrombie & Fitch linen set saved literally me this month. It’s super breathable with the fluctuation in temperature. Plus, it’s a set which makes picking out an outfit and absolute breeze. I got the olive color and I loveeeee it, so much so that I’ve actually worn it three times already.”—Lily Clarkson, Marketing Manager

Shop it: Linen-Blend Foldover Set Top, $40, Abercombie & Fitch

Summer Skin Glow Incoming

For a long time, we thought that the perfect body wash didn’t exist, until Candace Maniga spilled the tea about this one. It’s a get yourself a girl who can do both situation, considering it’s a body cleanser that ALSO hydrates. Perfect for that summer skin.

Shop it: Naturium The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Hydrating Body Wash, $16, Target



Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.