Country-wide lockdowns have required us to spend a lot more time at home (an experience that's come with ups and downs). The good: we're pausing to appreciate the little things in life. The meh: when life takes place within the same four walls, things can go Groundhog Day real quick. Luckily, there are easy ways to inject some newness into our shelter-in-spaces — and the best place to start is in bed.
Changing up your bedspread is a single-step decor hack that can completely shift the look and feel of a room. Considering this item is the focal point of your R&R center (there's a reason it's called a bedroom, after all), use it to set a fresh aesthetic tone by upgrading to an eyecatching new duvet or adding a chunky throw on top for a touch of texture. Even the use of a bold-hued color scheme — right now we’re loving minty greens and earthy browns — can breathe life back into your stale atmosphere (and, by the transitive property, you).
Ahead, a selection of striking bedding that will help you feel less like Bill Murray and more like a carpe diem quaran-queen.
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As we move into warmer weather and masks are part of our mainstay, what can we do to stay protected while keeping cool and blemish free? Here’s your guide to staying clear with recommendations by dermatologists and doctors and nurses wearing masks long 12-hour-shifts at a time, tricks to keep you comfortable, and some ways to add a little fun and personality to your mask game.
Of all the mysteries that remain about COVID-19, how exactly it spreads is arguably the most contentious. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization assert that it’s transmitted mainly through large respiratory droplets and rarely via surfaces. But this week, in a letter to WHO, 239 scientists and environmental experts expressed concern about another, more elusive route of transmission: tiny particles in the air.
July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Mental Health Month, also referred to as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As millions around the world stand in solidarity to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement, one thing is clear: Black mental health needs to matter, too. Historically, mental health in the Black community has been a taboo topic. The stigma surrounding needing help, coupled with the trauma of systemic racism and COVID-19 has caused many Black Americans to suffer from a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. To further discuss the stress that comes with being Black in America, Yahoo Life spoke with five Black public figures, who are raising awareness on the importance of seeking therapy or other forms of treatment for mental health, and how to navigate this current social climate.
The supermodel has also starred in ad campaigns for the likes of Lane Bryant, Forever 21 and NYDJ, as well as walked the runway for top labels including Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Dolce & Gabbana.
Are you ready to begin moving forward again? Messenger Mercury stations direct in sensitive Cancer on Sunday, helping us clear up miscommunications and re-enter our routines. Before you begin rushing back into your old ways, reflect on how you've grown during this transformational period. Continue to take it easy while Mercury moves direct through this post-retrograde shadow period, which lingers until July 26. We're ready to connect with our inner artists on Sunday, as the Sun creates a trine with dreamy Neptune in retrograde. It's easier for us to understand our influences during this transit, and is a great day to open ourselves up to new ideas and goals. Practice patience on Sunday at 7:28 p.m. EST, as the Moon wanes into her 3rd quarter in Aries. We're feeling antsy and ready to act, but this transit is best spent in meditation. The time is best spent making sure that we’ve got all of our affairs in order before starting a new project. On Tuesday, the Sun opposes lucky Jupiter in retrograde. We’ll want to pay attention to how we accept praise, and work on our modesty as these heavenly bodies work against each other. We may need to confront our need for comfort on Wednesday, when the Sun opposes powerful Pluto in retrograde. This challenging transit provides an opportunity to embrace flexibility, and focus on growth. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Neptune Retrograde Is Coming For Your Love LifeThe 2020 Revolution Was Written In The StarsYour July Horoscope
It’s safe to say that summer won’t be the same this year. But it’s all about celebrating the small, everyday wins — from mastering a pasta recipe to bingeing episodes of Insecure. Today’s sliver of joy comes in the form of a massive flash sale from one of our favorite beauty brands: Tarte. The company just announced a surprise flash sale of up to 50% off its best-selling foundations. That means that you can snag a major discount on summer favorites like the SEA Water Foundation and the Maracuja Tinted Hydrator. If you’re looking to stock up, you’ll want to add to cart quickly as the markdowns only last until tomorrow, July 13, while supplies last. For those wondering if there’s a catch: yes, sort of. If you want the full 50% off, you’ll need to sign up for the brand’s loyalty program, which is free on its website but does require you to submit your full name and email for point-based rewards and birthday gifts. If you’re looking for a one-and-done shopping experience, non-members will still get 40% off. Either way, both program members and non-members have to enter the code ‘FLASH’ at checkout to save.Whether you’re looking for a foundation that’ll last under your face mask or a tinted moisturizer for your next Zoom meeting, this is the perfect opportunity to update your base collection this season. To give you a headstart, we’ve rounded up some of our discounted favorites below. 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?
In the vast abyss of athleisure you can buy on the Internet, variety isn't lacking. You can buy fitness gear in just about every color and pattern under the sun, from chartreuse to cheetah print. But there's something to be said for simplicity — especially if you're buying something like a sports bra, where it's more about quality than style. A black sports bra that works is better than a hot pink bra that looks cute, but is short on support. Plus, sometimes you want that chic health goth look. So we've rounded up six black sports bras that will support you through anything from yoga to bootcamp. Consider them the Little Black Dresses of the workout gear world. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Tips On Styling By Instagram Model, Jennifer AbeyThe Difference Between A $10 and $120 Sports BraThe Best High Impact Sports Bras
We have a hunch that — despite your summer vacation being canceled — you’re still shopping for swimwear. (Because, um, we still are.) Just because we’re not traveling far from home doesn’t mean we’re not seeking a water source — it may just be the fire hydrant around the block or the inflatable backyard pool instead of a far-flung white-sand beach. So no matter what, we’re in the market for a freshly-pressed maillot or a hot-off-the-press bikini. Keep one thing in mind as you browse the (digital) racks for a new bathing suit: a lot of swimwear is made from nylon, which is plastic. And we know that there’s already way too much plastic discarded into the ocean. As swimwear brands are getting wise to this unfortunate fact, more and more are offering recycled-fiber options in the bathing-tog category. So this time around, look out for brands that are using recycled synthetic materials to create those scoop-back maillots, high-waisted briefs, and balconette tops that will keep you ever-so-stylish, whether you’re enjoying a socially distant beach day or just cooling off around the corner. 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?The Coolest Swimwear Made From Recycled Plastic16 Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands To Shop This Summer