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The Best in Beauty and Style This Week: Muehleder, Kinship, Staud and Ilia

The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the livelihood of millions, including countless small businesses. These small and often-times, family-run establishments are crucial for stimulating the local economy. Not only do small businesses leave a lower carbon footprint compared to large corporations, but they also offer a more personalized and unique shopping experience. Some small businesses even go the extra mile to support non-profit organizations and give back to the local community.

Whether you’re into fashion or beauty, supporting small businesses during these tumultuous times can make a lasting impact. I’ve scoured a sea of online small businesses to find the most noteworthy new arrivals, from ethically made, hand-embroidered knit cardigans to sustainably-packaged and nourishing mud masks, to deliver you goods that you can purchase consciously.

Cult Gaia, Meta Earring – Off White, $118

Minimalistic yet eye-catching, Cult Gaia’s Meta earrings elegantly juxtaposes artful gold bars with delicate feathers to lend you the most sophisticated accent to any outfit.

KNC Beauty, Big Set Face Masks, $28

Prepare to glow like the sun with the new KNC Big Set Face Masks. This set includes three bio-cellulose face masks that are rich in Omega 3s to lock in moisture and rebuild damaged skin from a cellular level. Enriched with Vitamin C and soothing aloe, KNC Beauty’s masks are guaranteed to help promote a healthy glow.

Andrea Iyamah, Zane Pants, $150

Make room in your wardrobe for groovy, flared pants by Andrea Iyameh. The airy, chiffon fabric pairs with an adjustable waist tie to serve you the most comfortable and figure-flattering summer pants.

Staud, Tommy Beaded Bag – Light Blue Cream, $250

Breathe a sigh of relief because your search for the perfect summer beaded bag is now over thanks to Staud. Elevate any outfit with a splash of baby blue and edgy zebra print with Staud’s Tommy beaded shoulder bag.

Kinship, Mint Mud Deep Pore Detox Mask, $23

Treat your face to a mask that is chock full of pore-refining lactic acid, nourishing Moringa seed oil, and clarifying plant-based probiotics with Kinship’s Mint Mud Deep Pore Detox Mask. Dermatologist tested and cruelty-free, this plant-based mask is packaged using post-consumer recycled materials to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.

Muehleder, Catch Me Flare Top, $198

Larissa Muehleder has expertly redefined the term figure-flattering ever since she released this asymmetric flared beauty. Made of breathable neoprene and silk chiffon, the sleek yet elegant nature of this top is both high-fashion and wearable.

Mie, Phi Phi Dress, $220

Showcase a touch of skin with Mie’s puff-sleeved dress, which is equal parts whimsical and bold. The linen fabric content couples with the empire silhouette to allow for ultimate movement and breathability.

Ilia, Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil, $26

Formulated with plumping hyaluronic acid and hydrating botanicals, Ilia’s cushiony, tinted lip oil will instantly leave your lips with a smooth and glossy wash of color.

Chungawawa, Ivy White Dangles, $42

Add a pop of color with retro flower earrings by Chungawawa. These handmade polymer clay wonders are lightweight and bursting with playfulness.

Velvet Canyon, El Tigre Rectangle Sunglasses, $210

Flaunt 90’s inspired rectangular frames in bold zebra print with Velvet Canyon. These chunky sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and exceptional style. For every purchase, Olivela provides seven essential supplies for a family in need through Save the Children.

Tach Clothing, Alba Knit Cardigan, $244

Ethically made with organic cotton, Tach Clothing’s soft, knit cardigan strays away from outdated grandma sweaters with its cropped design, romantic yet subtle floral embroidery, and scalloped-edged detailing.

The Line By K, Selma Tank Top Off-White, $79

Cut from stretch-jersey and ethically produced, this effortlessly draped tank designed by The Line By K boasts of hand-pleated detailing to make for a chic and timeless essential.

Senso, Nina Square-Toe Sandals, $182

Buttery smooth leather, a streamlined shape, and a chunky heel combine to make these square-toed, Senso sandals the perfect balance of understated yet striking.

Sister Jane, Indulge Ruffle Mini Dress, $106

Indulge in sweet cotton candy with this Sister Jane baby-doll dress. This floral-patterned number is more than charming with its deliberately-designed ruffle trimming and bow details.

Awake, Glow Pill Super Serum, $39

Get your daily dose of skin-hydrating vitamins with Awake’s Glow Pill Super Serum. Its proprietary blend of vitamins and niacinamide delivers deep hydration and leaves skin smoother-looking.

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Melanie Tran

Melanie is a Marketing and Fashion Merchandising student who enjoys writing about fashion and beauty.