Over the last 30 or so days, Refinery29 readers did a lot of sharp online shopping: many were in the market for
summer sundresses; others snagged deals on Dysons; some finally found the perfect swimsuit. There were the usual suspects, too: reliable office chairs carted from Wayfair and top-rated bottles of organic lube ordered from Maude. Peppered in between all of that came a healthy handful of product surprises that took on the exciting shapes of new Amazon hidden gems and game-changing beauty buys. If you picked up any of what we just put down — or, if you're more interested in patroling the anonymous purchase habits of your peers — then virtually proceed into our full tally of the 29 best-selling products that earned most wanted status on Refinery29 in May of 2021. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Amazon Clear Makeup Bags In May, readers began to safely dip their toes once again into the pool of savvy travel accessories. One of our viral and top-shopped Amazon buys of the month was this three-pack of clear makeup bags; clocking in at a very digestible $9.99 price point with a TSA-approval stamp from over 3,000 reviewers spanning the likes of international travelers to flight attendants. Shop Amazon Packism Clear Toiletry Bag, 3 Pack TSA Approved, $, available at Amazon Etsy x House of Harlow 1960 Collab Nicole Richie and Etsy teamed up to launch the House of Harlow 1960s creator collaboration which offered designs selected by Richie from a talented pool of Etsy artisans — and the bespoke mix of eclectic fashion and lifestyle gems was reader catnip. Case in point: this beautiful trio of block-printed face masks that are handmade in California. Shop DandEDiscovered DandEDiscovered House of Harlow 1960 Collab, Cotton Face Masks (3-Pack), $, available at Etsy Dyson V7 Absolute Vacuum While most Memorial Day sales have burnt out by now, you can still snag one of the top-bought scores from the holiday-shopping bonanza: a Dyson. Currently $50 off, the bestselling V7 model is revered by reviewers for being "an amazing cordless vacuum" with excellent battery life, an easy-to-empty canister, straightforward attachments, and a streamlined design. Shop Dyson Dyson V7 Absolute vacuum cleaner, $, available at Dyson Aerie Crossover Leggings Fashion writer, Emily Ruane, covered a restock of Aerie's viral crossover leggings; I bought a pair and included them in our monthly Shopping team MVPs; now they're a top-carted reader buy from the past 30 days. The previously sold-out powdery blue hue was my personal favorite — I can attest that the quality is silky soft without being see-through and the crossover cut indeed wields the perfect amount of oomph-waist-snatching power. Shop Aerie Aerie Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging (Somber Navy), $, available at AE Calpak Luka Duffel The new winner of our roundup that details the best weekender bags was this Calpak showstopper. The metallic silver duffel is crafted from a durable soft-shelled material in a multi-compartment design that packs enough storage space for a full change of clothes (shoes included!). Shop Calpak Calpak Luka Duffel, $, available at Calpak Amazon Striped Linen Midi Dress Shopping writer, Chichi Offor, unearthed the best dresses on Amazon for cheap and this nap-dress-esque style became a fast favorite. With a delightful $20 price tag and classic blue to grey or white-striped colorways, the glowing reviewer praise flows freely. As one pleased owner of the frock attests, "This summer dress is a must-have! I must have worn it at least once a week all summer long. It’s so comfortable and the material is breathable.. even on humid days. The pockets are ideal and the flutter cap sleeves couldn’t be cuter. I ordered a large for just a little better wiggle room and glad I did because it fits perfectly. I wore it with white sneakers, sandals, and espadrilles so it’s very versatile. Looking forward to pulling it out of the closet next summer." Shop Amazon Miessial Striped Linen Midi Dress, $, available at Amazon Glossier Ultralip In Portait When Glossier launched its Ultralip — a tinted lip balm meets lipgloss meets lipstick hybrid — readers carted it up as a new summer beauty favorite. The top-bought color was Portrait (pictured here), a hue our beauty writer described as "the prettiest pink in existence" with balanced undertones that are perfect for everyday wear. Shop Glossier Glossier Ultralip, Portrait, $, available at Glossier Cupshe Keyhole Halter Swimsuit We spent a lot of time hunting down the best swimsuits on Amazon but it was this keyhole-halter style that spent the most time inside readers' carts. As one of the site's most highly rated one-pieces, many plus-size reviewers stan it for a flattering fit with the perfect amount of glamorous flair. Shop Amazon Cupshe Keyhole Halter Swimsuit, $, available at Amazon Aerie Wrap One-Piece Swimsuit Now, if you're wondering what the best black one-piece swimsuit looks like, take a gander: this classic-DVF-reminiscent wrap suit from Aerie was a by-far-and-away reader favorite. Reviewers love it for its versatility as a full-coverage suit with the look of a two-piece style and customizable support with removable padding and adjustable straps. Shop Aerie Aerie Wrap One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at AE Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Jacqueline Kilikita tried five TikTok hacks for reducing dark circles and Fenty's Bright Fix Eye Brightener came out on top as her favorite undereye concealer. Dubbing it one of the best concealers she's tried, Kilikita praises its light formula that doesn't collect in fine lines or creases, easy blend-ability, and all-day longevity. "[It] tones down the appearance of dark circles without making them look obviously cloaked in heavy product," she affirmed. Shop Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener, $, available at Fenty Beauty SOJOS Small Square Polarized Sunglasses A top score from our coverage of the best Amazon Memorial Day deals, these cool unisex sunnies are polarized AND still on sale for 40% off their usual price. Shop Amazon Sojos Small Square Polarized Sunglasses Polygon Mirrored Lens, $, available at Amazon Lively The T-Shirt Bra The best T-shirt bras are hard to find without first trying them on for size — and that's why we (and our readers) had to rely on word of [reviewer] mouth to unearth this top-shopped gem. Lively's T-shirt style boasts front-adjusting straps, a racerback convertible J-hook, and an extensive cup-band range (32A-36DDD) that internet stans adore. "I absolutely love this bra. It's comfortable and hasn't stretched out funny after wearing it for several months. It fits perfectly, stays in place and I love the shape it gives me. I also like the clasp in the back to help hide straps under certain cuts of shirt backs and extra support. I would highly recommend this bra," one such customer raved. Shop Lively Lively The T-Shirt Bra, $, available at Lively Better Love Pixie Wand Massager Special Edition Ella Paradis held a legendary Memorial Day sex toy sale with special deals on bestselling brand Better Love — and the still 70%-off Pixie Wand clocked in as the top-carted score. It's touted for everything from its compact travel-friendly size to waterproof capabilities and smooth body-safe silicone material. Shop Ella Paradis Better Love Pixie Wand Massager Special Edition, $, available at Ella Paradis Living Proof Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment After selling out almost immediately post-launch, Living Proof's Revitalizing Treatment made its second-wave comeback inside readers' May carts. The bottle alone is impressive enough; designed with a built-in applicator brush that dispenses the product directly to the roots while providing an exfoliating scalp massage. But, it's the formula within that really makes the magic happen: soothes irritation; alleviates symptoms of dandruff, scalp psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis; extends the time between washes; boosts volume; leaves behind a fresh scent; helps with hair thinning over time. Shop Living Proof Living Proof Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment, $, available at Living Proof Cariuma OCA Low Canvas Sneaker Our fashion writer, Emily Ruane, went on a journey to unearth the best travel shoes — according to people who actually travel in them — and this pair of white-canvas kicks by Cariuma (my personal rec!) came out as a top-carted readers' choice. My review of the shoe highlighted its style versatility (aka the ability to be dressed up or down) and overall walkability (aka comfortable enough to walk 13 miles through Paris in, blister-free). Shop Cariuma Cariuma Oca Low Canvas Sneakers, $, available at Cariuma Essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara If you haven't heard of this viral mascara, then buckle up because it's better than good. Listed as Amazon's #1 bestselling mascara and toting 150,000 reviews (over 100,000 of which carry the full 5-out-of-5-star rating!), the $5 Lash Princess has earned major praise from R29 editors and discerning internet commenters alike. It lengthens, defines, thickens, curls, and has been said to far exceed the quality of those more premium $30 tubes. Shop Amazon essence cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, $, available at Amazon Lulus Sale R29 readers are continuing to point to Lulus as a hotspot for affordable dress gems (more on that to come) — and during the Memorial Day clothing sale parade, they carted up the biggest fashion bounty from the retailer's mark-downed summery stock. Shop Lulus Lulus Groovy Baby Burgundy Tie-Dye Tie-Strap Maxi Dress, $, available at Lulus Saatva Classic Mattress We've seen Saatva here before but, this month, its inclusion on the most wanted roster comes with a sweet deal attached. Readers invested in the top-rated hybrid style from featured spots in our roundups on the best mattress brands and our coverage of Memorial Day's best mattress sales — and, now, it's trending yet again thanks to an R29-exclusive promo. Through June 7, you can score $225 off Saatva's Classic Mattress (or any other mattress purchase of $1,000+ on the site) just by clicking . this special link Shop Saatva Saatva Classic Mattress, $, available at Saatva Maude Shine Organic Personal Lubricant The buck for the best lube with the highest reviews around stops here. Maude's Shine has graced many a most wanted list on R29 — and for good reason: it's crafted from a 100% natural and pH-balanced formula that's hydrating and free of irritating ingredients (like glycerin or parabens). It also comes packaged in a minimalist-chic bottle you'd actually like to leave out on your nightstand for the nosy company to discover. As one reviewer raves: "We love this lubricant. Easy to use with the pump. Seamlessly fits into the moment and just feels like your own natural lubrication, but better. Has no smell and does not linger on the body after sex is over. No stains or other traces. And the number one best thing is no irritation!" Shop Maude Maude shine. organic personal lubricant, $, available at Maude Zara Floral Printed Skirt Another wanderlust-centered comeback that took purchase place in May: the long skirt. As part of Emily Ruane's guide to travel outfits that will make you the main character at the airport, Zara's floral skirt became the choice buy for The Gamine archetype. From a more tangible (aka practical) standpoint, printed skirts are an easy way to dress up your jet-set attire without sacrificing comfort; they offer leg coverage minus the constriction of pants, they're public-bathroom-approved for pulling up to avoid fabric touching the gross ground, AND they can be seamlessly worn from plane to out on the town. Shop Zara Zara Floral Printed Skirt, $, available at Zara Willa Arlo Interiors Turbeville Task Chair As we mentioned, this most wanted listicle contains such usual suspects as the reliable office chair from Wayfair. Readers chose Willa Arlo's sleek (with a side of gold glam!) Task Chair for their new monthly favorite due to reviewer feedback on its solid lumbar support, back-angle adjustment, center-tilt capabilities, and comfy foam-filled leather cushions. Shop Wayfair Willa Arlo Interiors Turbeville Task Chair, $, available at Wayfair Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick SPF 70 Chichi Offor pointed readers in the cart direction of this under-$100 sunscreen MVP that offers residue-free protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. "It’s not messy and super easy to apply. There’s also no white cast residue after application!" she shared. Shop Amazon Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick, SPF 70, $, available at Amazon Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40 Another top-shopped sunscreen score came in the form of a setting spray by reader-favorite Supergoop! — it combines the powers of SPF 40 with makeup-sealing and locking benefits plus overall complexion hydration. Aka it's a summer beauty bag essential. Shop Supergoop! Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, $, available at Supergoop! Linum Home Textiles 100% Turkish Cotton Herringbone Pestemal Beach Towel The beach is back, baby! Readers got down to carting the best cute and useful accessories they could find for the next big sand & surf adventure — with Linum Home Textiles' colorful Turkish towels at the tops of their beach totes. Shop Nordstrom Rack Linum Home Textiles 100% Turkish Cotton Herringbone Pestemal Beach Towel, $, available at Nordstrom Rack LYSOL Disinfectant Spray To Go And then there was this two-pack of Crisp-Linen-scented Lysol to-go spray that become another runaway cart hit from our definitive guide to what to bring to the beach. Shop Amazon Lysol Disinfectant Spray to Go, Crisp Linen Scent (Pack of 2), $, available at Amazon Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale Nordstrom's top-shopped Half-Yearly sale that's set to simmer through June 6 is still chock full of up-to-50%-off deals on everything from summery fashion to beauty gems — and while the overall clearance selection was a top-shopped score of the past 30 days, we're pegging this marked-down maxi as a reader shoo-in. Shop Nordstrom LOVEAPPELLA V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Olive & June Pink Sands Nail Polish Out of all the vibrant, flirty, and fun nail polish colors for summer 2021, Olive & June's Pink Sands took the cake. Described by the brand's founder, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, as a "sun-bleached pink", R29's beauty team recommends it to those looking for "a bright white polish that's a little softer with a hint of pink". Shop Olive & June Olive & June Pink Sands, $, available at Olive & June Anthropologie Nadina Quilt While this stunning Anthropologie quilt (an oft-purchased category for R29 readers) is no longer on sale, its brilliant handcrafted cotton exterior and cloud-like cotton-filled interior are still worth admiring. Besides, who knows when the retailer's next big promo is going to strike...better get your bookmark tabs primed. Shop Anthropologie Anthropologie Nadina Quilt, $, available at Anthropologie Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food Spikes An unlikely hot-to-cart May item, these little Plant Food Spikes by Miracle-Gro rose to most wanted fame thanks to a plug from Karina Hoshikawa in our Shopping team's monthly MVPs. "Naturally, when my snake plant started to look a little withered (I know — I deserve a medal), it was time to consult my plant-whisperer mom. Without skipping a beat, she recommended these Miracle-Gro plant food sticks; according to her testimonial, they successfully revived one of her leafy babies within an inch of death. Sure enough, within a few weeks of popping two little spikes into freshly watered soil, and I’m already seeing healthier happier growth. For $3, consider this insurance for your plant collection," she attested. Shop Amazon Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food Spikes, $, available at Amazon Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?