Skimm Faves: May’s Bestselling Spring Essentials and More

May Skimm Faves
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Amazon, Target
May 31, 2022

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And just like that, May is over. So it’s time to take a look back at your warm-weather faves from last month. From products that’ll prep you for those days in the sun to essentials you need for any upcoming weddings, we rounded up all the products Skimm'rs added to cart these past few weeks. Happy shopping.

Plus, for some of our absolute must-haves — from problem-solving products to go-to reads — check out our top Amazon picks. We’ve got anything and everything you need to live your best life and shop a bit smarter. Let’s get to it…

Refreshing body wipes that’ll leave you smelling fresh… 

Sun’s out, buns out. So it's normal (especially this time of the year) to be a little sweaty — and you’ll want to be prepared to stop B.O. in its tracks. These plant-based and aluminium-free deodorant towelettes have a lemon and sage scent that neutralizes and removes odors. Plus, they cool and soothe without leaving behind residue. Smell ya later. ($8, Amazon)

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A red wine stain remover you’ll wanna keep on hand… 

So you can still live your life while wearing white. It’s made from fruit and vegetable extracts and contains no phosphates or bleach. It comes with two convenient biodegradable travel-size tubes, and works on both fresh and dry stains. Psst…it also helps remove ink and blood. Good as new. ($9.69, Amazon)

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An anti-blister balm that’ll be your new BFF…

Before you slip on newly purchased shoes or sandals that rub, apply this balm to places that typically form a blister (hi, back of the heel). It’s got vitamins A and C to soften skin and restore moisture. It’s also vegan and made with plant-based ingredients. No more hobbling around or feet covered in bandages. ($8.99, Amazon)

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Ceramic-coated bakeware that’s just *chef’s kiss*… 

Cue the IG kitchen you’ve always wanted. Because these baking pans are as bright as they are functional. Think: square, loaf, muffin, circle, and sheet pans with nonstick, nontoxic, and non-boring (aka v colorful) coating that’s easy-as-pie to clean. Grab ‘em à la carte or as a set. (Prices vary, Caraway)*

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Double-sided tape for quick wardrobe fixes…

This double-sided tape can handle one-shoulder bra peeks, too-low cowl necks or V-neck plunges. It comes with 50 strips of transparent tape that’ll work with any skin tone. So nothing tries to play peekaboo on your big day. ($10.99, Amazon)

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A genius tool to help with bug bites… 

It works to remove the irritant left underneath your skin that causes itchiness and redness. You’ll be able to stop a reaction in its tracks, leaving the bite visibly smaller. You can even try it on bee and wasp stings. The true MVP of the summer. ($9.99, Amazon)

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Silicone air fryer liners that’ll make cleanup easy…

Using your beloved air fryer just got even faster. These can protect up to 5 quart air fryers from any food residue, grease, and grime. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, nontoxic, and can withstand heat up to 450 degrees. And because you’ll be using a reusable liner instead of the paper ones, you’ll be helping the planet too. What a win. ($19.99+, Amazon)

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A sheath dress with a bow…

This hot-pink number is perfect for your next summer party. It’s sleeveless with an embellished chiffon bow to complete the high-neck look. It fits close to the body at the bust, but then flows out, hitting just above the knee. It’s a great way to play with color while keeping the style of the dress relatively modest. PS: Check out all our fave dresses for wedding season here. ($148, Macy’s)

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Grief affirmation cards for daily support…

With 20 cards total, this pack is ideal for anyone who wants a daily or weekly mantra to repeat in their head. There is no time limit on grief, so as you move through the process, having a supportive reminder can be quite comforting. PS: Wanna show someone who’s grieving some love? Check this guide out. ($18+, Twelvehawk via Etsy)

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Heels you can dance all night in… 

These two-strap ones have braided details and hundreds of five-star reviews from those who’ve fallen in love with their style and comfort. You’ll be able to walk miles in these slip-on sandals without your feet aching. They come in eight neutral colors — and can be dressed up or down. Pair ’em with a summer dress, or style them with a casual jean and T-shirt combo for an elevated take on a classic look. ($34.99, Target)

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A tongue scraper to keep your breath smelling fresh…

Say hello to better oral hygiene. This tongue scraper helps you remove bacteria, otherwise known as that white layer you sometimes see sitting on your tongue. The U-shape helps you reach every corner, while the anti-gagging ridge helps you clean toward the back without fear. Plus, some experts believe brushing your tongue helps curb bad breath too. PS: We interviewed some experts to get the 411 on dental care. Check it out. ($9.99/2 pack, Amazon)

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A bandeau bralette from a fan-favorite brand… 

This Skims option stretches across like a seamless second skin and comes in a bunch of colors — plus a range of inclusive nude tones. It’s also available in sizes XXS–4X. Customers rec sizing up and love how comfy the material is. BRB, adding to cart. PS: Peep our guide of our strapless bra faves here. ($28, Nordstrom)

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A card with a very powerful message…

If someone important to you immediately pops into your head after reading this card — there is no question — you just gotta add it to cart. Don’t waste a second when a loved one needs to hear something like this. ($4, BoredInc via Etsy)

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A five-year memory book that only calls for a line a day…

So you can record what you’re thinking, a specific memory or a wish for the future. It’s a great way to reflect and catalog your thoughts and feelings without the pressure to write an entire journal entry. At the end of the five years, you’ll be able to look back and see your progression. ($14.98, Amazon)

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High-waisted shorts with tummy control…

Spanx for the win. These are built with a stay-put waistband and a no-slip strip to keep ’em in place no matter what you’re doing. They come in a variety of neutral colors and run from small through 3X. And thanks to the soft yarn and seamless construction, they shouldn’t show through or be uncomfortable. Psst: Check out the fit chart — if you’re in between options, size up. And check out our guide to the comfiest shapewear. ($38, Spanx)

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A nongreasy SPF that’ll melt right into your skin…

Because sunscreen = a necessity. This dual face and body option from La Roche-Posay has broad spectrum protection — so it’ll protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s also oil-free, fragrance-free, water resistant, and works for all skin types (sensitive skin included). Plus, it’s fast absorbing, noncomedogenic, and dermatologist recommended. Don’t miss it. ($24.99+, Amazon)

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An enemies-to-lovers romance read for your next book club…

In “Book Lovers” by Emily Henry, a passionate literary agent who knows everything there is to know about rom-coms and meet-cutes becomes the main character in her own love story. After heading south to a small town in North Carolina in hopes of a relaxing monthlong reset, our heroine finds herself having repeated run-ins with none other than her archnemesis from New York. Is it just us? Or do you already feel the chemistry brewing? PS: If you want more summer reads, check out all our latest picks here. (Amazon, Bookshop)


A two-in-one passport and vaccination-card holder…

These handmade faux leather holders have a section for your passport and a clear sleeve for your vax card that's big enough to hold some extra cash too. And it comes in over 15 colors — like shiny rose gold, light lime green, and turquoise. Customers say the material is high quality for a reasonable price point. Looking for more vax-card holders? We’ve rounded up some faves here. ($8.99+, JMTcollectionsByMary via Etsy)

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Comfy slip-on shoes with a tiny block heel… 

Wear these to a wedding or or to brunch with the girls — they’ll work with whatever you’ve got going on. They’ve got an embossed heel that makes them look more expensive than they really are, and you’ll get about 2.5 inches of height outta this pair. Note that customers rec sizing up a half size and say that they’re not the best option for wide feet. ($24.99, Target)

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