Happy April, y’all! A new month means it’s time for a new round up of #EditorPicks from #TeamE7 and, damn, this month’s lookin’ good. From new jewelry collections and cookbook releases to new ways to trade stocks, and much more — this month’s new product launches are where it’s at! If it’s new and exciting, our team is on it and we can’t wait to share these with you.
Keep reading for the 7 new products that are on our April Musts List!
Gracie Carroll, Editor-in-Chief
“It’s all about the signet pinky ring right now and I’ve got my eye on this 18-karat yellow gold version from the new Birks Bee Chic collection. Although the collection doesn’t officially launch until the end of this month (Friday, April 26th, to be exact), there’s no time to start saving up like the present, n’est-ce pas? After all, this little beauty—featuring a gold bumble bee surrounded by diamonds—comes with a price tag of $1,295.00 CAD. However, if you’re interested in getting your hands on a piece of the Bee Chic collection at a more affordable price, look out for the Bee Chic For A Cause bracelet (priced at $95) that, with each sale, Birks will donate 100% of proceeds to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.” – @GracieCarroll
Christina Tourloukis, Contributing Editor
“Remember being obsessed with Lip Smacker’s roller lip glosses? I have finally found the current version and could not be more obsessed. Sephora recently released a new line called INC.redible which sells roller lip glosses inspired by your 90’s favourites. They come in three different finishes and leave a mirror-like shine.” – @Christina.Plz
Bryanna Brown, Contributing Editor
“Over the winter I noticed that a few of my favourite noteworthy influencers were adding barrettes or hair slides to their looks. Even Aidy Bryant’s placement of a few barrettes had me dying to try the trend. I’ve since amassed a serious collection of rhinestone and faux pearl clips, but my favourites are a pair of jumbo pearl clips from Neophyte Jewels, a local Canadian designer. They remind me of the hair clip trend from the 2000’s but with a polished twist. I’m going to wear mine more minimal looks to let them shine.” – @BryannaCollier
Blair Stutz, Contributing Editor
“Anyone who knows me is probably aware of my cookbook addiction. If there’s a new cookbook coming out or one that’s available for cheap, I just have to have it. One book that I absolutely HAD to have was Carla Lalli Music’s debut book that’s called Where Cooking Begins. Carla is not only a force behind the stove but she’s also most notable for being Bon Appétit Magazine’s Food Director. WCB is where Carla shares her innovative cooking methods like browsing the aisles of the grocery store BEFORE deciding on what to cook. What I love love love about her book is that for each recipe, there are countless substitutions and swap-outs for certain ingredients so there’s pretty much no excuse to not cook!” – @BlairAlex
Sarah Dziedzic, Contributing Editor
“Investing seems so cool and sexy, but I’m pretty financially illiterate (and cheap) so I’m living for Wealthsimple‘s new no-minimum stock trading. You can buy and trade Canadian and US stocks and ETFs all on an app and you don’t have to go into the bank and sign a 50 page document to get started. It’s so easy to navigate and it’s exciting to watch your dollars multiply. Would not recommend going full-blown Wolf of Bay St. so obviously keep your long-term money-making mutual funds, RRSPs etc.” – @SarahDzdzc
Catherine Sugrue, Contributing Editor
“I’m all about loving your skin from the inside out. Nourishing your body with proper nutrients on the inside will give you the outside glow – but what are you equally doing to support your beautiful outer layer? That’s why I stick to products that support my love for my body, which are also backed by science. Using this Alumier MD matte tinted sunscreen with SPF 40 has allowed for me to cut down on how much makeup I’m wearing, while also providing protection from harmful UVB and UVB rays. Chock-full of nourishing antioxidants like caffeine, silybin and knotgrass, it helps to protect my face from free-radical damage. It also moisturizes and gives me that sexy healthy glow. I also love that their products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, dyes and synthetic fragrances. Plus, their overall commitment to sustainability makes me feel like I’m doing right by the environment as well as my skin.” – @CatherinesCabinet
Alexandra Donaldson, Contributing Editor
“One of my goals this year was to ditch single-use plastic and just generally make my home a more sustainable place. There are some easy fixes—opting out of plastic cutlery and plastic water bottles, for example—but some things are harder. Luckily, there are plenty of brands that are popping up to help, and Abeego is one of them. I discovered them in person at The One Of A Kind Show, showing off the beeswax food wraps that can replace plastic wrap and tupperware. They’re reusable up to a year by simply washing in between uses and promise to keep food fresh. I opted to purchase the Gift Box ($65) to make sure I had all my bases covered—it’s a great combo of different sizes to make sure I can wrap everything from loaves of bread to veggies to that leftover half of avocado.” – @AlxDonaldson