life·6 min read

Skimm Your Life: Spring Things, Mother’s Day Gift Guides, and More

Skimm Your Life
Apr 15, 2021

Like what you see here? Make sure you're signed up to get more picks like these in your inbox every week.

PS: We’re giving five lucky winners a bundle of our favorite products that help Skimm Your Life. Think: a Revlon One-Step hair dryer, a Ninja blender, an Echo Dot, a Courant wireless charger, and much more. Enter to win here through April 22, and may the odds be ever in your favor. 

Skimm Faves

There’s something about spring that makes you want to refresh everything. But we’re here to help you spend smarter. So we Skimm’d what’s actually worth buying. Give your closet, your kitchen, or your skin a little seasonal upgrade.

  • 14 products you'll use all season long. Because ever since the warm weather hit, you’ve been itching to get outside. So here’s everything you need to make the most out of the season. Allergy relief included.

  • Our new favorite cookbooks. For when you’re in a committed relationship with your kitchen. Check out our new go-tos, and give all your meals the glow-up they deserve. Ready, set, cook. 

  • Clean, glowy tinted moisturizerSlip Tint will give you sheer, lightweight, all-day coverage. And protect you from UVA and UVB rays. In other’s great makeup and great skincare in one. Btw, Skimm’rs get 10% off for a limited time. Yes, please.*

  • Must-have items to help you organize your closet. Because throwing all your clothes on that one chair in your room doesn’t count as spring cleaning. Here are the essentials that’ll actually help. 

  • Everyday earrings that’ll help you build your perfect earscape. Hint: a stacked ear that’s unique to you. This brand’s got durable, sensitive-ear-safe hoops, studs, huggies, and more. And they start at just $16. PS: Skimm’rs get 15% off their first order. You h(ear)d it here first.*

  • Eye makeup that’ll make you look more well-rested than you are. This highlighter stick instantly brightens and opens eyes, so no one will believe you got less than nine hours of shut eye.’s available in three new shimmery shades. And Skimm’rs get 15% off. Brighten up.*  

Time to Start Shopping For: Mother’s Day

Getty Images

Moms are the best (hi, understatement of the century). So we curated some gift ideas to help you celebrate the mom figures in your life. And keep an eye out: we’ll have lots more coming at ya in the next few weeks too. Check out...

Hot Off the Web

We Skimm’d the internet to find the best things that’ll make your week smarter. Enter... 

  • Overlooked Netflix movies you won’t want to miss. Tonight’s plans = confirmed.

  • Breathing exercises that’ll help ease your stress. Bad moods? We don't know her. 

  • Knife skills 101. Here are some tips, tricks, and mistakes to avoid next time you get chopping. 

  • 7 podcasts you can binge in a day. They’re perfect for a rainy afternoon or your next road trip.

Skimm Her Life

Introducing our new series, Skimm Her Life, where awesome women share how they spend their downtime. First up: Sarah Drew. You know her and love her as April Kepner on “Grey’s Anatomy.” And soon you’ll know her and love her from “Cruel Summer,” the new thriller series on Freeform. Take it away, Sarah...

Smartest purchase I made recently...My hubby got me an air fryer for Christmas and I have been loving it. We use it all the time. (Pssst...Skimm HQ recs this one.)

Best book I’ve read recently..."Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. It was so funny and deeply moving. He’s an incredible storyteller. I felt like I was sitting with a dear friend hearing stories about his life — laughing and crying and being profoundly educated. 

Last podcast series I binged...Nadia Bolz-Weber’s “The Confessional.” She gives people a platform to talk about the moments in their lives that they’ve failed others, and offers a blessing at the end to those who’ve been wounded and to those who’ve done the wounding. It’s deeply human and incredibly healing to listen to these stories. 

Movie I’ve revisited a million times...“While You Were Sleeping.” It’s my comfort movie. My mom and I share that. Whenever she’s feeling down she puts it on.

Product I keep adding to my cart...IT Cosmetics foundation. I bring it with me to every job I work on. It stays on super well and has an SPF 50 that doesn’t make my skin look greasy.

Hobby that helped me get through quarantine...I started making little movies with my son. Last summer we put together an abridged production of “The Greatest Showman” with the neighborhood kids.

Pssst: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Did Someone Say Sale?

Ulta, W&P, Verishop

Speaking of spending smarter...each week, we'll keep you posted on the best items you can score for less.

*This denotes a sponsored section. 

PS: If you buy anything from this email, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we sent this. Thanks.

Subscribe to Skimm Your Life

We're bringing you products, recs, and suggestions that'll make your life just a liiittle easier. It all starts with adding us to your inbox.