23 Products That Made Us Happier at Home in August

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Whether you're looking for the latest in cookware or trying to furnish your entire home, there are a lot of home brands to turn to. Thankfully, we're here to share our favorite finds directly with you.

Each month, MyDomaine editors are bringing you the latest and greatest in home décor. As August was, again, a month filled with challenges and uncertainty, we, along with our friends at The Spruce, are sharing the things that brought us some comfort at home. Keep scrolling to see which products we loved the most.

Rattan Table Lamp

Rattan lamp with white lampshade

Walmart

"I'm in the midst of redecorating my living room and I've been trying to incorporate more natural materials like jute and rattan to brighten up the space. And this table lamp is one of my favorite additions so far. It's got a modern boho feel, emits a beautiful soft glow, and catches your eye without dominating the space. I wish I had space for a second." — Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director

The Bouqs Sugar Rush Bouquet

pink and yellow bouquet in a mason jar

The Bouqs

"Living alone and being single in the midst of a pandemic is sometimes truly incredible (the freedom!) and sometimes a stone-cold bummer (the loneliness!). On those weeks when my emotions veer closer to the latter, I've taken to buying myself a little gift to lift my spirits. My favorite purchase as of late? A bright, cheery bouquet from The Bouqs. There's just something so special about having fresh flowers in your home, and every time I caught a glimpse of these blooms I couldn't help but smile." — Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director

Tula Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm

cooling & brightening eye balm

Tula

"No matter how much sleep I get, I feel like my eyes always look fatigued. I have a fair complexion and am prone to dark circles, so my eye area has always been a bit of a trouble spot. But this under-eye balm from Tula is a huge help. I've been using this product for about two months now, and have no plans to stop. It immediately brightens my eye area and detracts from my dark circles (it's almost like a highlighter for your under-eye area). And the cooling sensation is so soothing first thing in the morning." — Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director

Deskview Portable Standing Desk

Deskview desk

Deskview

"Since working remotely is a reality for the foreseeable future, we decided to invest in this awesome, portable standing desk. It's affixed to a glass door in our living area and it's such a treat to set my computer atop it and work in between gazing outdoors. I also love that it's translucent because it doesn't take up too much visual space. It's a sleek little addition to our home that we'll be getting a ton of use out of in the coming months." — Mélanie Berliet, general manager

The Spruce Waterless Pet Wash

The Spruce Waterless Pet Wash

The Spruce

"These past few months have found us all spending more time in our homes, which means we’ve been up close and personal with our loved ones exponentially more than ever before… which has led to some interesting realizations. I discovered my husband’s very distinct, nearly unrecognizable “Zoom voice”, he’s found that I can, at times, speak almost exclusively in corporate jargon, and we’ve both discovered that Kaylee, our 11-year-old terrier mix, gets kind of, well, stinky. Enter: The Spruce Waterless Pet Wash. On days where we’re just too exhausted to give her a full bath, this easy-to-use spray, formulated from plant-derived ingredients has saved our furniture from Kaylee’s funk. Simply spray, rub down your pup’s coat, et voila, they’ll smell fresh and clean without the headache and stress of bathtime." — Allison Bean, editorial director

Parachute Washed Linen Tablecloth

Washed linen tablecloth

Parachute

"I love to have 'special' meals from time to time where I make a delicious recipe and set the table really nicely, whether it be just for me and my husband, or a few friends and family. Tableware is something I'm always looking to invest in. I noticed I didn't have a tablecloth I really loved, so when I saw this one from Parachute, I knew it was what I was missing. I love the look of the natural linen and it pairs so nicely with some of the ceramic dishes I've collected over time." — Kim Carvalho, associate social media editor

Cocokind Daily SPF

cocokind daily spf

Cocokind

"If I could only use one skincare product for the rest of my life, I'd choose sunscreen. I tried out Cocokind's sunscreen this month and loved how lightweight and sheer the application was. Huge bonus that it's reef-safe and mineral-based." — Kim Carvalho, associate social media editor

Behave Seriously Good Gummy Bears

Behave Seriously Good Gummy Bears

Behave

"Anyone else have a major sweet tooth they can't control? I am a huge candy lover, and while I don't mind indulging in some not so healthy favorites (I'm looking at you Sour Patch Kids) I love finding healthier alternatives that make me feel a little less guilty about my candy habit. Each bag only has 3g of sugar and aside from being made with healthier ingredients, they still taste so amazing." — Kim Carvalho, associate social media editor

Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme

Olaplex No 6 Bond Smoother

Olaplex 

"During quarantine, I've been trying to cut back on using my beloved Revlon One Step Hair Dryer to give my strands a break. Instead, I've been air drying my hair, a process I never loved until I started using this leave-in cream from Olaplex. It helps my normally frizzy hair dry in soft, smooth waves and keeps my ends looking less damaged than they actually are. Plus, it smells so good." — Karli Bendlin, email editor

Hathaspace Marble Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser

Hathaspace Marble Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser

Amazon 

"I love just about everything about fall—except the fact that it's spider season. I ordered this diffuser from Amazon after reading that certain essential oils repel spiders, and while I think it's too early to tell if it's working, I'm loving using it in the meantime. I've been adding a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus to it as I get ready for bed, and I swear it helps me wind down from the day before going to sleep." — Karli Bendlin, email editor 

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Waterfacial Mask

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Waterfacial Mask

Sephora

"I've never met a Drunk Elephant product I did not love. Sitting at my desk, adjacent from an air conditioner has caused dry skin. This addition to my skincare routine has helped resolve those dry patches. I find it most effective as a recommended overnight mask. If you're a night picker, like me, it helps speed up the healing process!" — Jamie Abarca, editorial projects coordinator

Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing

"I feel like this summer mosquitos have been worse than usual. This thing looks like a product from an infomercial. But it's been the only thing that seems to work on bug bites." — Margot Cavin, photo producer, The Spruce

LSA Gem Tumblers

gem tumblers

Food52

"Every photo shoot we do there is always one thing the stylist buys that I'm obsessed with. They're just so pretty!" — Margot Cavin, photo producer, The Spruce

Splendid Spoon Subscription

Splendid Spoon food service
Splendid Spoon

"Eating healthy while working from home with two kids has been a real challenge for me. After a few months of eating the kids' leftover mac and cheese, I made a decision to try a meal delivery service to see if it could help me eat better and reduce meal time stress. I've been using Splendid Spoon for the last few weeks and my life has been changed. I thought the smoothies would be gross, but I really look forward to them and feel charged after one. I'm really loving some of their bowl options, and I think the soups will be really handy when the weather cools. If you are looking for a break in meal prep, Splendid Spoon has been a form of 'self-care' for me." — Dwyer Frame, senior editorial director, commerce

Maelove The Night Renewer

Maelove The Night Renewer

Maelove

"Since my pre-teens I've been obsessed with skincare products. This product has hands-down given me the biggest improvement in my skins redness and overall tone in the shortest amount of time. The glycolic acid is great for those with sensitive skin who have shied away from retinol. It refreshes and hydrates my skin overnight, and for the first time in a long time I went without my daily CC cream because my skin tone was not flushed at all. I also love the reasonable price on all of these products as well, and they are made in the USA!" — Dwyer Frame, senior editorial director, commerce

OXO Pop Containers

OXO 5-Piece POP Containers

OXO

"At first, I'll admit I rolled my eyes a bit at paying almost $10 per piece for these airtight OXO containers, but now that I have them, I can say they are worth every penny. I use them to keep dry goods like granola, dried fruit, and coconut flakes out on my counter—I like to have my healthy snack options directly in my line of vision when I walk into my kitchen for something sweet. The curved edges makes it easy to sprinkle a few dried cranberries or cocoa nibs onto a smoothie bowl or some yogurt and the airtight lids even kept Oreos from going stale for over a week and a half (okay, so not ALL of my snack options are healthy...) — Kate Geraghty, commerce editor

Allbirds Tree Dashers

Allbirds tree dasher running shoe

Allbirds

"I’ve never been a big runner, but walking is something that I really enjoy. To keep me motivated during the pandemic, I splurged on the Allbirds Tree Dashers (their new running sneakers) and I couldn’t be happier. These shoes are so comfortable, light, and breathable! I didn’t experience the dreaded break-in period that I usually experience with sneakers, and I love that they’re made from sustainable materials. Allbirds shoes really live up to the hype!" — Kat Louie, commerce editor

ASOS Design Tracksuit

ASOS DESIGN tracksuit in navy

ASOS

"I am so amped for fall that I bought a series of matching tracksuits from ASOS. Now that we’re stuck inside 24/7 and I can’t be bothered to put on real pants or makeup or anything, I figured this would be the easiest (and coziest) way to feel more pulled together." — Chelsea Stuart, senior commerce editor

Revelmy Gold Huggie Earrings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/698070485/cartilage-earrings-tiny-hoop-earrings

 Etsy

"I’m very much a jewelry minimalist. I love tight huggie hoops as I can sleep in them, shower in them, and just go about my day to day without worrying about them falling out or getting in the way. When I decided to change from silver to gold, though, I knew I wanted to find a matching (and affordable) set since I have seven ear piercings and two nose piercings. That’s how I came across Revelmy’s 14K gold huggies which come in a range of sizes from 5mm to 10mm." — Chelsea Stuart, senior commerce editor

Sven Tea Kettle

Chantal Sven Pink Kettle

Crate & Barrel

"I've gotten into the habit of making myself mint tea using fresh sprigs from my garden, and I couldn't remember the last time I'd purchased a tea kettle. My existing one had a film of grease on it from idling on the stove, so I thought it was time for an upgrade! I love the wooden handle and the barely pink enamel." — Candace Madonna, visual editor, The Spruce

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon

"After numerous friends and even influencers have obsessed over the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer—which combines the round brush and the hair dryer into one, single-handed product for a salon-style blowout— I finally took up their advice, and bought my own. Now, I consider myself less than skilled when it comes to doing hair. In fact, I’ve never quite mastered twirling the brush around my hair and simultaneously blow drying it like they do at the salon. But within a few minutes of playing around with my new hair tool, I was able to get ahold of how to work the dryer and ended up with bouncy, shiny hair." — Jaclyn Turner, associate commerce editor

Everyday Humans Germaphobe Hand and Surface Sanitizer

Everyday Human Hand & Surface Sanitizer

Everyday Human

"Hand sanitizer has always been a 'What’s in my bag' essential, but with the pandemic, I won’t leave the house without it. I recently got a hold of Everyday Human’s sanitizer spray, Germaphobe, which has a nice, unexpected black tea scent and multifunctions as a hand and surface cleaner. Bonus, it’s also useful for refreshing masks with a quick sanitizing spritz. It also includes ingredients like Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Safflower Seed Oil, so my hands don’t feel too dried out." — Jaclyn Turner, associate commerce editor

Helen Phelan Studio Subscription

Helen Phelan Pilates

Helen Phelan Pilates 

"I've been getting a little bit bored with my usual mix of quarantine workouts, plus I've been dealing with a knee injury. In the mood for something different, I recently stumbled upon the Helen Phelan Studio, and I've been loving her classes so far. She's a pilates instructor with a body neutral and intuitive fitness style, meaning that you'll hear no talk of 'getting the perfect bikini body' or 'sculpting your thighs' here. Instead, you'll feel strong and practice mindfulness instead of body judgment. Don't get me wrong, the classes are still challenging, but it's the environment Phelan creates that really makes me feel good." — Caroline Utz, associate editor

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