Maybe you like to do most of your shopping in the fall (keeping the back-to-school tradition alive), or maybe you save major purchases for your holiday wishlist. Personally, I’m a sucker for shopping in the spring. There’s something about a brand new year, a little spring cleaning (AKA I finally have some room in the closet), and the promise of warm weather that leaves me itching for something new.
This year, I’m focusing on purchasing from women-owned businesses because where we spend our money matters. Why not support companies we love while scoring some amazing products that make our lives prettier, healthier, and better? Plus, Gilt City makes it easy to buy vouchers for the brands you love and care to support, so you’ll also be scoring some deals in the process. Here are seven Gilt City sales I’m shopping this year and the women-owned businesses I’m buying from:
1. To clean up your skincare routine:
At the start of a new year, we remember to clean up our closets and diets, but what about our skincare routines? CLEARstem is on a mission to bring you high-quality, non-toxic, and natural skincare that’s as effective for fighting acne or preventing aging as it is good for you. Founded by Danielle Gronich (AKA, ” the acne guru”) and Kayleigh Christina (a holistic nutritionist) out of a need for better, cleaner solutions to their own skincare woes, CLEARstem is a brand you can trust. Shop through Gilt City and receive $100 credit for $60, $200 credit for $120, $300 credit for $165, or $400 credit for $200. Because flawless skin should be achievable for anyone—and at an affordable price.
2. To score envy-worthy lashes:
I don’t know about you, but I get major lash envy. Celebrities, friends, my boyfriend (he has such long natural lashes, it’s so unfair!)–anyone with long, luscious eyelashes can turn me green with jealousy. After all, eyelashes make your eyes pop and light up your whole face. If you don’t have long, natural lashes like my boyfriend (or even if you do and want an extra boost), there’s a solution. LOVESEEN is a conscious lash brand that makes lashes for a variety of eye shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities, and beauty aspirations (because lashes are not one size fits all) and uses plastic-free packaging. You’ll not only feel good in these lashes, but will feel good about buying them. Purchase through Gilt City and get 31-35% off a variety of lash kits and sets.
3. To make your wardrobe (and mask collection) more stylish and comfy:
What do you do when you love to tie-dye and find yourself in the middle of a pandemic? You make masks, of course! Mother-daughter duo Jill Zarin and Allyson Shapiro created a line of comfortable and cute face masks that were so popular, the brand (Shop Jill & Ally) expanded into loungewear of the same popular colors, designs, and fabric. Plus, this isn’t a brand you’ll just want to spend your money for your own good (although that’s true too). It’s also a give-back brand: 50,000 masks have been donated to healthcare workers since May 2020. Get $50 credit for $35, or $100 credit for $70 when you shop through Gilt City. Did I mention you can get them customized (a monogrammed face mask, anyone)?
4. To upgrade your wellness routine for 2021:
When I need a wellness upgrade or a little health boost, I look to one of my favorite superfood brands, WelleCo. Cofounded by Elle Macpherson (yes, that Elle Macpherson) after her nutritional doctor, Dr. Simone Laubscher, formulated an alkalizing green powder that changed her life, you already know this stuff is going to be good. WelleCo’s entire product list is full of high-quality supplements made from whole foods designed for optimal health and well-being. Try out some of my personal favorite WelleCo products like the WelleCo Boosters for $46 (originally $92); the Super Elixir Greens, Lemon, and Ginger Pouch for $40; and Super Elixir Greens, Pineapple, and Lime Caddy for $68 (both originally $80+) when you purchase through Gilt City. Your smoothies will never be the same.
5. To achieve an at-home manicure you’ll be obsessed with:
When nail salons shut down a year ago, at first, I let my nails go bare and grow out. Then I found Pear Nova, a luxury, vegan, cruelty-free, and cleaner nail brand based in Chicago, and finally felt like myself again. Think of Pear Nova like high-fashion nail polish, but at an affordable price. Check out the dozens of luxurious beiges and nudes, or try a gel lacquer for longer-wear in a variety of gorgeous shades. Shop through Gilt City to get $50 credit for $30, $100 credit for $60, $150 credit for $90, or $200 credit for just $120 (think of all the money you could save on manicures!). Trust me, you won’t miss your manicurist in the least.
6. To turn laundry day into a luxurious experience:
Hot take: laundry doesn’t have to feel boring, tedious, or expensive (curse you, dry cleaning!). It can even be luxurious. Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd started in the fashion industry, so they know clothes. After years of wishing they had a better alternative to the laundry detergents on the market, they developed The Laundress, a highly effective, plant-based line of laundry and home cleaning products. Not only are The Laundress products sustainable, but they help solve any laundry woe, from stains on cashmere to removing lint and pills. The best part: you don’t need to pay hefty dry cleaning prices, thanks to their formulas for knit, silk, and delicates (and their helpful how-to guides for washing anything at home). Transform the way you do laundry and get $50 credit for $30 or $100 for $60 when you shop through Gilt City. Now that’s how you do adulting.
7. To DIY a spa day at home:
Pores getting bigger, breakouts popping up, or skin looking dull? Same. It’s time for a DIY spa day. GLAMGLOW’s mission is to give everyone celebrity-status skin (no makeup artists or pricey treatments required). Thanks to their wide range of targeted masks and treatments, you can get the full spa experience at home and score flawless skin for a fraction of the price. Whether you’re looking for glow-boosting treatments, illuminating eye cream, or exfoliating solutions, this Hollywood-based brand has you covered. Get $30 off your purchase of $80 or more, and if you spend $125, you’ll receive their signature Thirstymud Treatment (valued at $86!) when you purchase through Gilt City. You’ll be ready for your close-up in no time.
This post is sponsored by Gilt City, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.