I hope I've caught you in time, before you've spent your whole tax refund on legalized marijuana and new sandals for summer! We're here to talk hot deals and where to get them.
Each Friday, we're going to start posting roundups of great finds and can't-miss-sales. The internet is a really big place, so relax while we do the legwork. Sounds great, but who makes all this? Why, that's the Commerce Team of course! So, this is not Jezebel editorial content, but let's just say we all have Wilderness Girls shopping patches. Learn more about us and what we do in the footer of this post.
[Image credit: The talented Miss Ladyfinger!]
That Old Leaky Wallet
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most of us are not entirely prepared for real actual life events like buying a house or retiring before we're 85. I would like those things, but I also need to pay off "accidentally" charging four years of Seamless to my credit card. And just because I'm paying interest on bean and cheese burritos from Maya Taqueria, doesn't mean I can't successfully manage my retirement goals. You're probably much more responsible, but we could all use a little help, amirite?
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- Essie Go Ginza was recently featured in Worth It and I spotted it for $5.95 at Salon Supply Store. I plan on carrying over the soft lavender hue through summer as the perfect accent tone when I attempt nail art (read: draw geometric lines on one finger). [Nails and photo by the lovely Miss Ladyfinger, who actually can do nail art. Like, seriously.]
- Cult-fave Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Refills are 30% off for $6.39 at Drugstore.com
- Have you ever had mascara drama? I don't want no lovely lady clumps. My favorite, Fresh's Supernova, straddles that magical line between dramatic and natural. It's also on the pricey end, so I love getting travel-size duos, like this one that includes Fresh's Soy Facial Cleanser. Fresh Eyes Lash Loving Duo at Sephora, $10
- Sephora's Smoky Studio 2 has over 60 shadows and I know it's probably trouble to have so many options, meaning I could end up looking like the 4th of July exploded on my face, but I'm willing to risk it. Smoky Studio 2 by Sephora, $25
Studs and long charm necklaces would probably be my thing if I had one [ETA: until the TSA took away my FAVORITE CHARM I HATE YOU FOREVER.] These dipped translucent diamonds from MinimalVS have been on my radar for a while because they are so versatile and affordable. With cut-offs and a deep V, or a little black dress, they might be all I need this summer. Gold Dipped Tiny Diamond Studs, by MinimalVS on Etsy, $15 (and lots more handmade studs here.)
- April showers bring May flowers and we're really using the term April loosely here. Luckily, you can get these killer rain boots via Barney's Warehouse online sale for 61% off. Sizes 5, 9, 10, 11 available. Bob Lace-Up Rain Boot by Barney's Co-op, $39
- I've been doing that terrible thing where I go to Target and buy the same shirt I'm already wearing. No joke, I've bought 4 of these in the last month. It's soft, thin, and the muted neon peach almost makes me look tan. Mossimo Juniors V Neck at Target, $8
- Today's your day, dapper gentlemen! Volcom made some elastic waist shorts that are actually awesome. Go forth and be comfortable. Volcom Frickin Elastic Short at UO, $49
- Work is a land of many temperatures. Sometimes the heat is on in the summer. Sometimes you sit next to a 100 year old window that leaks buckets of rain. Sometimes it's an icebox and you wonder, are they trying to cryogenically freeze me? Cheerful, lightweight scarves are perf for that. Seahorse Peony Scarf by Shawlsmith London on Fab.com, $45
- OMG COME ON THESE ARE NOT EVEN REAL. Pup Squad Earrings, $34.99
Para su Casa
Amy "Every Space is Plantable" Pennington is Bon Appetit's "windowsill guru." That's enough cred for me to place my trust in this book to take my fire escape garden from cherry tomatoes to full salad. I'm pretty sure I can't grow croutons, but I'll try. Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington and Kate Bingham-Burt on Powells, $13.27
- These letterpress prints are technically cards, so you can frame one, and share the love seven times over. All I can think about now is hot lemony garlic butter and pizza. Artichoke Greeting Cards by PioneerHouse on Etsy, $17
- Use this ingenious bamboo organizer for office supplies, makeup brushes or even small kitchen items. It has a hidden magnetic strip, which, let's be real, would not be holding a mere six bobby pins. Pen Zen Bamboo Desk Organizer by Quirky, $24.99
- Although I love using a Mason Jar for my daily iced coffee, the combo of subway train and wide mouth lid is basically my own personal nightmare. Make it more like Starbucks, I say!! Cuppow Lid, 2pak on Fab, $13
- Over on Deals, Corey Foster found the #1 Hand Vac on sale for under $45, and OF COURSE it's a Dustbuster. It will ALWAYS be Dustbuster.
Feel Good Things
My heart is exploding right now, because regardless of whether or not The Great Gatsby is a good movie, the 20s are back again and I am KVELLING. I love the simplicity of these round frames and the warm tint would look so hot on the beach! And you know the deal, buy a pair, give a pair. Warby Parker Porter Frames in Gimlet Tortoise, $95
North Carolina brewery Small Batch is seeking $25,000 to build a bar and brewery in the Kopper Kitchen Building in Downtown Winston-Salem. If you live in the area, a $100 donation will you get you a place on their Beer Club Wall of Fame, and a "little something extra in your glass." Just saying, you could be kind of a big deal. Small Batch Beer Co. Kickstarter
While I really don't need six weeks of apples, I am totally into 18-weeks of flowers. Brooklyn Grange will be offering a Flower CSA this summer.
This 8 GB flash drive highlighted gives me synesthesia where I can imagine myself touching it, but like, also maybe taste it? Anyway, do what you normally do with a flash drive, but make it stylish for $6.98 at Amazon.
- As Dealzmodo notes, Adobe vector-based illustrator app Ideas is free! So awesome! It really shines with an iPad, and you don't even need to be an artist to enjoy a doodle with auto-smoothing. Use it to draw a unicorn horn on your friend's new baby, or make actual art, your choice!
- Kelly Oxford's hilarious "Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar" is only $12.59 for the Kindle. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. It's free to follow her on Twitter, but we should support the arts.
- Check out these remixes of Terrible Records' (home of Solange) new darling Empress Of for a real rooftop thing going on.
- What makes a good book cover? Let's talk about the cover from Fear of Flying. Has Dov Charney forever poisoned my enjoyment of ironically drawn lady bits? Is this how we should all feel about sex? Jezebel's review has some ideas. Fear of Flying, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, $11.56
This is a shopping roundup from the Commerce Team (which lives on the business side, shrouded in mystery). So to be clear, it is not Jezebel editorial. What is it then? It's a curation of products and stores that we hope you'll enjoy. And full disclosure: We do make money on sales. But the idea isn't to bombard you with things you don't want. We're aiming for quality and service above all else. Let us know how we can help and what you've enjoyed!