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For this week’s “Don’t DillyDally,” we discovered new launches from many Strategist favorites, including Necessaire’s debut sunscreen, Girlfriend Collective’s tennis apparel line, and candles that smell of Yankee Stadium.
Last year, Caraway Home launched its ceramic nonstick cookware set in a colorway exclusive to Crate & Barrel. They’ve done it again, this time with the brand’s baking essentials in cream, lime green and sapphire colorways. The sets come with two baking sheets, two round pans, a golden cooling rack, a muffin pan, a rectangular pan, a square pan, a loaf pan and two organizers.
Homesick sells affordable, giftable candles inspired by the scents of locations, celebrations, and even astrological signs. As Strat writer Tembe Denton-Hurst previously reported, the “Home Office” candle is controlled by candle expert and influencer Kudzi Chikumbu. In an unexpected collaboration, the brand has teamed up with MLB. The collection features a Yankee Stadium candle with top notes of milkshake and churro, middle notes of cement and brown sugar, and base notes of leather glove and red clay.
Necessaire, which makes beauty columnist Strat Rio Viera Newton’s eczema-friendly body wash and our favorite natural body lotion for dry skin, has branched out into suncare. The brand is known for its elegant yet simple formulas – exactly what you might expect from a mineral sunscreen (they’re often thick and whitening.) Necessary combines zinc oxide with squalene, glycerin and niacinamide.
In other beauty news, Starface, known for her cute yet effective pimple patches, released her first face mask. As the name suggests, the star ingredient is sulfur, which treats active pimples and blackheads and prevents new ones from forming. It’s also formulated with oil-absorbing kaolin clay, antioxidant-rich blueberry extract, and hydrating glycerin.
Buzzing skincare line Eadem makes a “paradise” moisturizer Strategist writer Ambar Pardilla loves for her oily skin. This week, the brand introduced a hydrating cleansing balm meant to melt away all makeup, dirt, and sweat without stripping or irritation. It is made with a cocktail of soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like Kalahari Melon, Allantoin and Licorice Root.
Size-inclusive athleisure brand Girlfriend Collective has launched a new collection of retro-inspired tennis tops, skorts, shorts, dresses and accessories. Some pieces are bestsellers reimagined with a piping detail, like their Paloma Racerback Bra and Dylan Tank Bra. There are also brand new designs including a pleated skort and a flattering zip front sports dress. Like the rest of their line, the pieces are made from all or mostly recycled materials.
Columbia, maker of cool-people-approved raincoats and running gear, and Los Angeles-based apparel company MadHappy have teamed up to create a line of outdoor apparel and accessories. Jackets, fleeces, shorts, bags, etc. come in soothing pastel colors, and some feature illustrations of mountains and riverbeds.
Today Warby Parker launched a limited edition collection of unisex eyewear and sunglasses with clothing brand Noah. Frames come in tortoiseshell and forest green colorways, including this classic cat-eye option. A portion of the proceeds goes to Behind the Book, a nonprofit organization that provides literacy programs to underserved students in New York City.
Herschel has launched its latest collaboration of exclusive, limited-edition cooler bags and accessories in partnership with design firm Futura Laboratories and Coca-Cola. If you’re still looking for this summer’s cooler bag, this one holds 12 cans, is made with recycled materials and a waterproof lining, and features an exclusive print of Coke cans and Futura Laboratories straps.
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