Welcome to Add To Cart, a rundown of our editors’ most loved and used products. Discover what we’re using, wearing, applying, cooking, eating, and drinking this month!
Is anyone else feeling a renewed zest for life? Temperatures are rising, days are lengthening, activities are resuming -- and we’re excited to shower you with a few of the products we’re deeming can’t-live-without as we move into a new mindset this April!
“Fly By Jing's claim to fame might be their 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce, but honestly....it's their Zhong dumpling sauce for me. April has already proven to be a busy month for me, which means bags and bags (and bags) of Trader Joe's frozen dumplings. This sweet, tangy, spicy, umami explosion transforms what would be a sad, bachelorette pad dinner into a treat yourself kind of night.” - Tatiana
“Whenever I’m stumped about what to gift a friend, I default to candles—and Anecdote's coconut-soy wax blend is a winner with its female empowerment message and fresh AF scent. Notes of citrus, vetiver, violet, and jasmine are grounded in warm sandalwood and amber for a complex fragrance that’ll energize you to keep fighting the good fight. Plus, 15% of its net sales go to She Should Run, a nonprofit that works to increase the number of women considering a run for public office. If that doesn’t smell like toppling the patriarchy, I don’t know what does.” - Tiffany
“It is said that if you give a woman the right lipstick she can conquer the world. Boost your confidence with this luxe velvety matte red lipstick inspired by blackish-red roses of Jardin Bagatelle, in Paris. This iconically French lip-hue embodies that effortless je ne sais quoi French women exude. Its formulation is long-lasting and smudge-proof, providing an extra boost of confidence that it won't transfer to your pearly whites. This brand also adheres to a vegan, cruelty-free, and environmentally conscious ethos. ‘This is not a lipstick, it's liquid rose petal for your lips.’ [Violette_FR] C'est parfait! Xx” - Kaitlin
“I just moved into my own, completely unfurnished apartment, and these two picks are helping to warm my blank slate of a kitchen. Brightland's first-of-its-kind kitchen candle, DIGESTIF, makes my post-dinner cleaning and unwinding ritual feel truly sacred (and fine, I light the candle even when I'm not cooking -- sue me, it's that amazing). Meanwhile, Haus' Sampler Kit has me dreaming of a day when I can actually host a housewarming party and serve fun cocktails to all of my guests. Until then, the bottles look stunning in my bar, and make for the perfect evening apéritif that leaves me feeling great the next day.” - Zoë
“Finally, I present to you a vegan, gluten free, functional cookie dough that... actually tastes indulgent. Don’t just take my word for it: the brand launched a collaboration with Amanda Hirsch of Not Skinny But Not Fat this month, and it literally sold out in hours. I recommend ordering a variety pack -- you might just terrify yourself with how quickly you polish off a jar.” - Hallie
“REBBL calls this "drinkable dark chocolate," and that it is. This is a super-rich, plant-based protein drink with ingredients like MCTs and what they call "super herbs." When refrigerated or chilled, sipping on this competes with any other drink you love. Another huge plus is REBBL's use of organic coconut sugar and stevia extract.” - Joe
“While pricey, these nuback leather sneakers combine aerospace technology with Italian artistry. The nuback used is 15x stronger than steel, yet so light it floats on water. Comfortable enough to climb up a mountain, and beautiful enough to wear out to brunch with the gang. Athleisure doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon so might as well invest in a pair of sneakers that will last you a lifetime.” - Iman