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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
“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
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
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
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?
“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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.