With every new season comes a new selection of covetable fashion goods. But navigating the new arrivals section can feel daunting: With the overload of emerging trends, we tend to shop with eyes bigger than our wallet. It's easy to get caught up adding everything you see to the cart, only to have a small cry when you see the total on your checkout page.
To offer a helping hand, every month, we are breaking down the best items in the market that you can buy for under-$150. Think of our curated shopping guide as an easy way to keep you in the know, without the need for a splurge. From weekend getaway essentials to at-home quarantine finds, you'll be able to give your closet a mini boost. Click on — these summer collections are calling your name.
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Working out generally equates to working up a sweat — but, getting a workout in during summertime (especially during a heatwave) takes this concept to a whole new level. We're talking about how any type of activity now leaves us so perspiration-soaked that it's as though we'll never be dry again. To combat the feeling that we've just jumped in a pool of lukewarm saltwater, we hunted down the most breathable workout essentials to help us focus on our burpee form and not our swamp butt. Whether you've mastered the art of the at-home workouts or your fitness routine involves socially-distanced and mask-clad outdoor movement, it's all equally money well spent to invest in sweat-combative attire that's crafted to keep you calm, cool, and not dampened. Ahead, find all the best gear for making your body as dry as humanly possible: including breezy tanks that feel like wearing nothing at all, moisture-wicking face masks that you can actually breathe in, and even a sweat-proof accessory that'll save you from yet another sad broken-phone fate. 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. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Pull-On Boxer Shorts For A Cool and Comfy SummerThe Most Breathable Sheets For Super Cool SleepThe Most Breathable Face Masks For Hot Summer Days
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I'm going to be honest with you: even though I haven’t paid full price for shampoo, moisturizer, or even body wash in what could easily be the past four years, your girl still loves a sale. As a beauty writer, I'm lucky to get a lot of my products gifted to me for free. But, that doesn’t mean you won't still see me surfing Sephora's sale section for coveted markdowns on Pat McGrath lipsticks or find me first in virtual line at Ulta's 50% off event. And because I'm constantly keeping tabs on the fluctuating prices of my favorite goods, I've decided to share the best of my bookmarked beauty deals with you. Welcome to The Score, courtesy of your resident R29 beauty thrifter (me!), where you can shop my premium product hit list sourced from the best sale sections across the internet. Things may feel a little uncertain right now, but you can count on me to dutifully update this story as often as the next big Sunday Riley discount or Supergoop! deal drops. Ahead, find everything from luxe value-bundled sets to price-chopped Fenty Beauty and beyond. 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. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Our Editors' Favorite Drugstore Face MasksEvery Deal Dropping During Ulta's Big Beauty SaleHow To Shop Sephora's Half-Off Beauty Sale
Deals may feel like a dime a dozen these days, as sites discount-battle it out to appeal to all of us stay-at-home shoppers. But, there's one promotional play that's still alluring enough to win over the most jaded of ~~hearts~~ carts: a secret sale. Amazon just quietly launched what it's dubbing The BIG Summer Sale Event with such little fanfare involved that we actually had trouble locating its landing page (FYI: it's folded into Today's Deals). Now through September 7, the mega-retailer will continue to drop all the way up-to-70%-off daily deals with a focus on home and lifestyle. To save you the search time, we already did the fumbling around to find the best available of the BIG steals on memory foam mattresses to premium kitchen gadgets and storage solutions. It may not be Prime Day (more to come on that soon), but it's enough to set our carts aflutter with the possibility of scoring a chance Dyson discount or majorly marked-down air purifier and who knows what else. Scroll on to see what secret sale items await you — and remember, what's here today will likely be gone tomorrow. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff—and, while we do receive commission from Amazon, all of the goods linked to on our site are independently selected and supported by our Shopping team.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Amazon's Most Viral Hidden Beauty Gems, FoundR29 Readers Confess Their Amazon Hidden GemsGet 50% Off Beauty Products At Ulta — Today Only
Amazon is already a go-to destination for easy access to big-name brands across drugstore and luxury categories — but, it's also a goldmine for the lesser-known names in beauty. And, after deep-diving into R29 readers' most unexpected buys from the site, we found that many of the items mentioned consistently came from that very category. Once unearthed, these unassuming skin to makeup and even foot-care recommendations always seemed to pick up so much steam that they would skyrocket to top-bought viral success. So, we decided to corral all of these most popular products and pin them down into one hidden-gem hotspot. In addition to the bestsellers we're already privy to as reader cult-favorites, we also put out an open call for finding the next best buy that hasn't gone viral...yet. Ahead, scroll through the resulting collection of hair, makeup, body, and skincare hidden gems that R29 readers are actively adding to cart on Amazon — from top-shopped foot masks to a $15 miracle skin-clearing serum, a pack of exfoliating washcloths that our very own Beauty writer swears by, and much more. Want in? Sound off here and we'll continue to update this roundup with the freshest of Amazon's most viral hidden beauty gems. 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. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?R29 Readers Confess Their Amazon Hidden GemsUnder-$200 Fine Jewelry PiecesTry K-Beauty Sunscreen & Leave The Residue Behind
When it comes to buoyant clothing, few things rival a jumpsuit. Not only does the garment’s very name defy gravity (it's a coverall with airborne properties!) but its wearability couldn’t be less encumbering. There’s a jumpsuit for every occasion, too: from the formal white varieties that are perfect for Zoom-weddings to the more casual pillowy renditions that are a tiptoe away from pajamas. But, all styles aside, the common thread we care for most in our jumpsuit selection is breathability — and the only fabric we want touching our skin this summer is cotton. Whether you’re in the market for a workwear-inspired boilersuit, a crisp and elegant palazzo-pant iteration, or a one-and-done piece with meringue-level puff sleeves, there’s a cotton-made jumpsuit option for you in the assortment ahead. 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. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?14 Loungey Rompers You Can Live In This Summer20 Cute Summer Looks That Don't Involve A SundressWhat R29 Editors Are Wearing On Repeat At Home
When Brown Girl Jane launched the BrownGirlSwap pledge on social media, the founders of the CBD-based beauty and wellness brand knew they were just getting started. The hashtag began as way to encourage people to buy Black, asking Instagram users to replace (at least) five of their go-to products with brands owned by Black women, and became a directory for people to discover new Black-owned businesses through the BrownGirlSwap tag. Now, the women behind the brand — Malaika Jones Kebede, Nia Jones, and Tai Beauchamp — are gearing up to take their already impactful initiative to a whole new level in partnership with SheaMoisture, the Black-owned global brand that values at close to a billion dollars.The BrownGirlSwap caught the attention of SheaMoisture this year, and the company reached out to help the indie founders take their mission of reinvesting in the community even further. In coming together, the two brands reimagined the newly expanded BrownGirlSwap, which will now offer extensive support to Black-owned independent beauty and wellness brands and aspiring interns. “We quickly got together with our teams and brainstormed what it could mean to impact Black women-owned businesses in the beauty and wellness space — and how we could change the face of these spaces in a meaningful way,” Beauchamp tells Refinery29. For a mass-market behemoth and a smaller independent brand, the collaboration was surprisingly seamless.“ “We were so inspired by Brown Girl Jane’s three dynamic founders, and the ability of other Black beauty founders to build dynamic businesses,” says Cara Sabin, Sundial Brand and SheaMoisture CEO. “Our brands connected even further over the shared mission to support and uplift these businesses as we continue SheaMoisture’s long history of meeting Black women’s unique needs in personal care.”To create real systemic change, the brands knew they had to offer more than one solution. So they conceived five pillars: Amplify, Fund, Empower, Diversify, and Swap. Under these points, they aim to give Black female founders a platform to amplify their brands, enable them to receive entrepreneurial mentorship from industry veterans, and award funding with an investment of a $250,000 grant fund. Additionally, the initiative will be offering a semester-long, paid internship program for Black college students in 2021 — and that’s not all. The brands are also set to host a free virtual summit that serves as a business boot camp and networking space this September. Whether you switch out your own products with the pledge, show support as a company, or get investment and mentorship as a Black-owned indie beauty or wellness business, there’s something for everyone. “We wanted to make sure that the approach was not only comprehensive, but touching people in different stages,” says Jones Kebede.> “It’s important for us to create and partner on opportunities and spaces that encourage the growth of women of color in business.”> > Cara Sabin, Sundial Brand and SheaMoisture CEOFar from just another advantageous partnership, every aspect of the initiative is rooted in personal experience. Venture capital currently invests in fewer than 1% of Black female founders, and major beauty and wellness companies have less than 5% Black representation — when Black Americans spent over $1 trillion on the consumer market in 2019. The founders of BROWN GIRL Jane are all too familiar with the racial economic divide in these industries, and want to change that reality for Black-owned women entrepreneurs. “Everything we do and the way that we do it is really about our personal experience and centering women who are like us,” says Beauchamp. Sabin adds, “It’s important for us to create and partner on opportunities and spaces that encourage the growth of women of color in business.”Ultimately, SheaMoisture and Brown Girl Jane hope to not only help remove the roadblocks for current and future Black women entrepreneurs but also inspire big corporations to contribute in more significant ways — including by supporting smaller brands. “It’s not about competition. It’s more about the power of collaboration and recognizing that we all have a role to play in creating and supporting change,” says Beauchamp. Jones Kebede adds, “Big brands should look to the communities that they’re aiming to serve for both partnership and feedback as they build.”According to the Brown Girl Jane founders, the mission of the BrownGirlSwap will continue to grow from here, and they’re excited to see its continuation and ongoing impact. As Jones Kebede says, “Just to be able to point to these future or current entrepreneurs and know that the BrownGirlSwap has a small role in helping to power and push us all forward is why we’re doing this. That’s our fuel to keep this going.”Follow @itsbrowngirljane and @sheamoisture on Instagram to stay updated on the new initiative. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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Our energy may feel erratic on Monday, when messenger Mercury forms a square against innovative Uranus. Our ideas and words can get tangled as the planets of communication and unexpected changes clash against each other. On the bright side, we’ll feel extra creative. While we’ll have to be intentional about considering our thoughts before sharing them with others, we can also use this transit to think outside of the box. On Tuesday at 12:44 p.m. EST, the Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Taurus. This transit can cause us to rush others — and ourselves. One way to tap into patience is to focus on listening to the emotions that come up during this transit; this will let us move forward with purpose. Power struggles may arise on Thursday, when warrior Mars creates a square against controlling Pluto. The confrontation between these planets can influence us to challenge authority figures or, conversely, we may feel challenged by others. It may feel unnatural, but we’ll find a happy medium during this movement by playing by the rules and avoiding burning bridges. Starting Saturday, disruptive Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus, encouraging us to shift our focus towards creating internal change. We may feel frustrated with our progress, but if we focus on solidifying our values as the planet moves in reverse, we’ll be ready to put our best foot forward when Uranus stations direct again in Taurus early next year.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Having a designated home office requires space — which is exactly what our living setups don't have. But, before we nix the idea completely and continue to work from our beds, let's consider a craftier solution: the small-space desk — a furniture piece so clever and compact it will transform your WFH fantasies to realities. (Cue "Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony.) There are desks designed to wedge into empty corners, multipurpose desks that fold up when not in use, floating wall-mounted desks, desks made for standing, desks made for converting into dual-purpose dining tables...You get the picture. We hunted down a range of stylish and functional at-home workspaces built to fit inside an array of cramped nooks and crannies. Don’t let square footage restrict you from creating a home office, scroll on and discover the small-space-style desks that will secure you a setup fit for a boss. 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.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?PSA: Kelly Clarkson Just Launched A Home LineHow To Organize Your Pantry1 Useful Items That Will Help Your Food Stay Fresh
Despite the fact that we’re traveling much less this summer, it's still managed to feel like we’re walking more than ever. And, all of this bipedalism means that we are in dire need of some serious workhorse sandals to follow suit. No more strapping on those questionably supportive gladiators or flimsy flip-flops and Ubering our ways around town. Now that we're using our own two feet to hoof it to a host of local destinations, our footwear will need to support us (literally) every step of the way. We learned long ago that just because a shoe falls under the umbrella of “comfort” doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable, too. With utility and style overlapping now more than ever, there are a plethora of choices this season that will enhance your walkabout without subtracting a single style point. Whether it's an unexpectedly cool cork slide, a recycled-rubber sandal adorned with dancing bears, or a leopard-print clog cousin, we’ve got you covered with summer-ready sandals that are both chic and sublimely comfy ahead. 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. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Comfort Footwear Shoes That Are Actually CuteAll The Sales On Summer Sandals Happening NowBye Birkenstocks: Meet The New "Ugly" Sandal
Just a few short weeks after Demi Lovato announced her engagement to Max Ehrich, the star has more big news: She’s about to drop new music. According to Lovato’s most recent Instagram Story, the “Anyone” singer is working on a brand-new song — the title of which she announced via manicure, showing off a squared deep French shape studded with multi-colored butterfly nail art.“Guys, I’m writing a new song called butterfly rn,” Lovato captioned a closeup shot of her butterfly nail art shared to her Instagram Story. Following the low-key announcement, fans were quick to track down more details, only to discover that this isn’t the first time Lovato has used the winged insects to inspire song lyrics.“The first song @ddlovato wrote as a child was about butterflies,” one fan account posted. Lovato herself cosigned the report, reposting the fan account and adding, “And today I’m writing a new one about just one.” If you can’t recall a past Demi Lovato single about butterflies, that’s because it was written when the singer was just seven years old, and was never actually produced. In a 2013 TV interview on Katie Couric, Lovato revealed that the first song she ever wrote as a child was about a crush and that quintessential butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling — she even sang a few cords for the audience.As of now, all we know about the new track is that its subject is a single butterfly — and that Lovato is wearing symbolic nail art to match. We’re keeping a lookout for more breadcrumb clues ahead of the release. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Mismatched Manicure Trend Just Got An UpgradeMeghan Markle's Bridal Mani-Pedi Broke TraditionCharli & Dixie D'Amelio Launch Nail Polish Collab