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



We Asked, You Answered: These Are The Best Lip Products To Shop Right Now

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Betches took a poll, and you didn’t disappoint. Our team wanted to know what you thought were the best lip products ever, and why you love ’em. After reading through a ton of responses, there was a pattern, and seven lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks made the final cut. Keep on reading for the best lip products, according to you.

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm

This juicy lip balm is like a tropical vacation for your lips! Infused with Maracuja oil, it hydrates and nourishes your pout, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and oh-so-kissable. Plus, with its fun, fruity flavors like dragonfruit and lychee, it’s like a mini escape every time you apply it.

tarte - Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Grapefruit 0.095 oz/ 2 g

Shop It: Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm, $24, Sephora

Tower28 ShineOn Lip Jelly

Get ready to shine like a star with this lip jelly! Its high-shine formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a glossy, glass-like finish that’s sure to turn heads. And with its delicious scents like coconut and raspberry, it’s almost good enough to eat (but please don’t!).

Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss

Shop It: Tower28 Shine-On Lip Jelly, $16, Sephora

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Hydrating Lip Plumper

Too Faced - Lip Injection Extreme Hydrating Lip Plumper Original Clear 0.14 oz/ 4 mL

Want fuller, plumper lips without the needles? Look no further than this hydrating lip plumper from Too Faced. Infused with nourishing ingredients like avocado oil and vitamin E, it hydrates and smooths your lips while also giving them a subtle plumping effect. Plus, with its sweet, candy-like scent, it’s almost like a treat for your lips.

Shop It: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Hydrating Plumper, $29, Sephora

Dior Lip Glow Oil

Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil #1

Add some luxury to your lip care routine with this lip glow oil from Dior. Its lightweight formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a subtle wash of color and a high-shine finish. Plus, with its nourishing ingredients like cherry oil and jojoba oil, it leaves your lips feeling soft and moisturized.

Shop It: Dior Lip Glow Oil, $40, Sephora

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

This iconic lip product from Clinique is a cult favorite for a reason. Its sheer, buildable formula gives your lips a natural-looking wash of color that’s universally flattering. And with its sweet, honey-like scent, it’s almost like a little indulgence every time you apply it.

CLINIQUE - Almost Lipstick Black Honey 0.07 oz/ 2 g

Shop It: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $23, Ulta

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Give your lips some TLC with this luxurious lip butter balm from Summer Fridays. Its rich, buttery formula melts into your lips, providing deep hydration and nourishment. And with its delicious scents like vanilla and coconut, it’s like a mini spa treatment for your lips.

Summer Fridays - Lip Butter Balm Poppy 0.5 oz / 15 g Clean at Sephora

Shop It: Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, $24, Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Pillowtalk Matte Lipstick + Lip Liner Set

Get the perfect pout with this mini lip duo from Charlotte Tilbury. Its creamy, matte formula glides on smoothly, giving your lips a soft, velvety finish. And with its iconic Pillowtalk shade, it’s a classic look that never goes out of style.

Charlotte Tilbury - Mini Pillow Talk Lipstick & Liner Set Pillow Talk

This Viral $8 Hair Growth Oil Was Sold Out For Weeks and It’s Finally Back

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Hair care is an essential aspect of our beauty routine, and the Mielle Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil is an absolute hero product. It can help you achieve healthy-looking hair after just a few uses. Made with all-natural ingredients like rosemary and mint oil, this oil provides the nutrients your scalp and hair need to thrive. It also contains biotin, which nourishes your hair follicles from the inside out, promoting strong, healthy hair that’s less prone to breakage. Plus, TikTok superstar, Alix Earle gave it her stamp of approval, and bottles sold out everywhere in seconds (and OG Mielle fans were not happy).

Using this viral hair and scalp oil is easy—simply apply a small amount to your scalp and massage it in using your fingertips. You can also apply a bit of oil to the ends of your hair to help prevent split ends and breakage and seal any unwanted frizz. And, it’s so versatile that you can also go ahead and use it as a pre-shampoo treatment or a leave-in treatment. It’s also lightweight enough to put in your daily hair care rotation, and you won’t have to worry about having greasy-looking or weighed down strands. Many users have noticed a significant difference in the health of their hair after using this oil for a few weeks. It has also helped with dandruff and frizz, and smells amazing.

And its loyal fans don’t mess around when it comes to this gem. Since its inception in 2014, many naturalistas and women of color have relied on Mielle’s scalp oil for their daily hair care practices. In fact, so many fans have praised the oil that big beauty players took notice and Mielle’s founder, Monique Rodriguez, announced that the brand has been acquired by P&G in January of this year. As for if the formula will change in the future, you’ll have to wait and see.

At the end of the day, this is an excellent product for anyone looking to improve their hair’s health and their scalp health. And, it won’t set you back a ton of dollars, because fans have flocked to it due to its affordability and $8.89 price tag. But, you’ll want to hurry and snag yours immediately, it’s been known to sell out at lightning speed once restocked.

Shop It: Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil, $8.89, Amazon