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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 May was, again, a month filled with challenges and uncertainty, we, along with our friends at The Spruce, are sharing with you the things that brought us some comfort at home last month. Keep scrolling to see which home goods eased our minds a bit in May.
"Confession time: I've spent the past three years without a toaster in my apartment. When my former roommate and I moved into my current space, we decided the old rusty toaster we'd had since college wouldn't be joining us in the new home, and then I guess we just forgot to ever replace it. And honestly, I didn't really miss it until I started working from home. I used to make toast for breakfast at the office, and after a couple months stuck at home, I realized how much I missed that simple comfort. So, I decided to finally take the plunge and get this retro-style toaster from SMEG. The cream color stands out beautifully against my black kitchen counters, and my morning toast has made me feel like like a small slice (pun intended) of normality has returned to my life." — Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director
"Now that I'm working from home full time, my balcony has truly become my sanctuary. So, I've been investing in finally styling it out. Last year all I had out here was one lone loveseat, but I've since added an additional pair of chairs and a table (a necessity for work days spent outside). But the the pièce de résistance is this graphic outdoor rug. It really does tie the space together—and makes working barefoot a lot more comfortable." — Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director
"It was my husband's idea to buy this since we're spending so much time at home these days, and the soundtrack we choose to live by seems more important than ever lately. I was hesitant at first because of the price tag (he actually bought it behind my back, knowing I'd balk at how much it cost), but it's so awesomely convenient to have one of these! We take it out onto the balcony with us and move it from room to room constantly." — Mélanie Berliet, general manager
"I had always thought blue light blocking glasses were a tad gimmicky, but after impulse-buying this affordable set from Amazon, I'm beyond convinced that they actually work. I've been wearing them everyday for about a month, and since then I've experienced fewer headaches and less overall fatigue at the end of the work day. If I do happen to look at my laptop without wearing them, I can't believe how much I can feel my eyes straining automatically. They're a true game changer for me." — Karlin Bendlin, email editor
"The perfect BB cream does exist! Like the perfect pair of jeans, I have tried dozens of brands. Between silicones, oxidation, heavy formulas, and limited color range, I almost lost hope. With an SPF of 45, this formula is creamy, long lasting, and gives enviable glowing skin. It does not look or feel like foundation — everything you want in a BB cream." — Jamie Abarca, editorial project coordinator
"I found this on Amazon after a very long night of lower back pain and texting back and forth with my chiropractor. He approved the purchase! It comes in a cool travel case with six different massage heads. My husband is a runner and also loves to use it for his calves and thighs. I find it especially helpful for my neck, back, and glutes after long hours of WFH sitting." — Jamie Abarca, editorial project coordinator
"This might be the best $30 I've ever spent. We go in and out to our back patio a lot where we entertain and grill. We were propping the door open a lot, but we were getting a lot of bugs and this seems to have solved that! We were worried our dog would be too scared to go through because he's scared of everything, but he loves to run through it!" — Margot Cavin, photo producer, The Spruce
"I no longer have an excuse not to workout with these resistance bands. I've been breaking them out when I'm running around with my kids or binge watching TV, and they are a must for my Tone It Up workouts. What I love most is they take up little real estate and I'm actually sore from them the next day." — Dwyer Frame, senior editorial director, commerce
"As anyone who has ever had an eyebrow threader ask, 'Upper lip, too?' knows, once you see even the hint of hair on your upper lip, it can be tough to focus on anything else in the mirror. Enter: this little gadget. Somewhere between tweezers and a full-on epilator, this tool removes facial hairs at the root in the privacy of your own home. While it claims to be painless, I will tell you it very much is *not*, but a piece of ice or a good distraction will be enough to help you power through any discomfort. And speaking as someone with very sensitive skin, this tool doesn't leave behind red marks on my face the same way that waxing or threading has in the past." — Kate Geraghty, commerce editor
"This month, I finally splurged on an electric toothbrush and couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I really wanted an electric toothbrush that was compact, portable, and well-designed, so Quip was the clear winner. Now that I’ve been using my toothbrush for over a month, I know that I made the right decision. My oral health has never been better! The 2-minute timer keeps me brushing for the right amount of time, and the 30-second pulses remind me to keep the brush moving. I also love that the brush comes with a travel cover that doubles as a suction mount for the bathroom mirror." — Kat Louie, commerce editor
"Now that my home office is getting a whole lot of love, I decided it was time to invest in a rug—both for the sake of my hardwood floors and downstairs neighbors. Since my space is pretty simple, I went with this bright, Moroccan-inspired option. The indigo adds a nice pop of color to the room and since its so low-pile, my chair has no trouble rolling around." — Chelsea Stuart, senior commerce editor
"I've been reading a lot more than usual while social distancing, which means my bookshelf has also been filling up. Though I love my bookshelf for storing my new reads, I also want to make sure it's well-decorated. These cups are perfect for acting as bookends, vases, or even just pencil cups to keep me organized. Plus they add just enough color to my shelves." — Caroline Utz, associate editor
"I've started using Nécessaire's body wash and body exfoliator instead of my usual drugstore buys, and I'm never going back. My skin feels hydrated, smooth, and less prone to its usual redness. Plus I can really get behind Nécessaire's message of clean, good for you beauty." — Caroline Utz, associate editor