These April Bestsellers Are R29 Reader Favorites For A Reason

April was a month of surprises. Love Is Blind‘s Friday night premieres spurred more “I’m staying in :/” texts than ever before. Californians begrudgingly discovered windshield wipers. And New Yorkers actually took time off work to frolic outside on 80-degree days. But according to our anonymous shopping data, there was one thing climate and Love Is Blind couldn’t change: Refinery29 readers’ top-bought product picks.

The upcoming slides feature more classic R29 reader-favorite buys than ever before. We’re talking Lelo’s “clitorally-mindblowing” Sona 2 Cruise, Onyx Professionals’ tried-and-true nail strengthening cream, Wayfair’s perpetually 70% off cooling pillow, and more oldies but goodies. Hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That being said, our slew of editors’ picks — from vetted Amazon gems to Sephora sale must-haves — introduced a new wave of best-sellers that, quite frankly, feel like classics already.

Score a few new reader best sellers but keep a few dollars to restock the old… or however the saying goes, ahead.

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Skims Stretch Cotton Rib Tank

If you keep up with the Kardashians, you know Kim could live in a simple, shape-wear-adjacent tank day in and day out. Now you can enjoy the same cozy ribbed material when you pop it in your Skims cart.

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Skims Cotton Rib Tank, $, available at Skims

Lelo Sona 2

Our sex writer Charlotte Lewis tests more sex toys than your average Joe (we assume) — still, Lelo’s top-rated sex tech blew her away. Despite her initial skepticism, she writes, “I’ll tell you without a doubt: the hype is real.” Need we say more?

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LELO SONA 2, $, available at LELO

Westman Atelier Mini Petite Lit Up Cream Highlighter Stick

Sephora’s spring sale made quite a good impression on R29 readers — especially our Senior Affiliate Strategist’s highlighter stick pick. She admittedly “[fangirls] over anything Westman Atelier,” and therefore scored another one for half the price. Though the sale is over, according to a slew of on-site reviews, it’s worth buying a full price.

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Westman Atelier Mini Petite Lit Up Cream Highlighter Stick, $, available at Sephora

Raphaelwonders Elizabeth bag-stadium Bag

Since concert hall and stadium policies are stricter than ever before, it’s always smart to keep a clear tote or two in your closet. And this customizable crossbody bag is perfect for your next event. Renaissance tour? Taylor Swift concert? NBA playoff game? Regardless, security’s bound to be a breeze.

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Raphaelwonders Elizabeth bag-stadium Bag, $, available at Etsy

Mercury Row Helmick 6-Drawer Dresser

In April, the R29 shopping team did a deep dive into the best buys for Way Day, Wayfair’s biggest sale of the year. This dresser rose to the top as one of the bonafide bestsellers during the 48-hour event. Fun fact: it’s currently still going for 60% off.

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Mercury Row Helmick 6 – Drawer Dresser, $, available at Wayfair

TecQach Seven-Day Pill Organizer

These cute and colorful pill organizers will have all your necessities in check whether you need them on the go or at home.

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TecQach Seven-Day Pill Organizer, $, available at Amazon

Wayfair Sleep Queen Cooling Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Yes, the rumors are true: Wayfair’s cushy, top-reviewed, crisp, and cooling memory foam pillow is STILL 70% off. Meaning you can experience the hype for $35.

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Wayfair Sleep Queen Cooling Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, $, available at Wayfair

Sam Edelman Wanda Pointed Toe Flat

Another new and notable deal going strong: Sam Edelman’s classy and versatile pointed flat. Add it to your Nordstrom cart if you’re in need of the ultimate summer office shoe.

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Sam Edelman Wanda Pointed Toe Flat, $, available at Nordstrom

Lululemon x Madhappy Packable Running Jacket

Lululemon’s collabs almost always put a smile on our faces, and last month’s was no exception. In fact, we were full of endorphins at first glance at Madhappy’s dreamy workout wear collection with the Canadian retailer.

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Lululemon x Madhappy Packable Running Jacket, $, available at Lululemon

Lulus Garden Romance Magenta Floral Print Organza Maxi Dress

April was full of untraditional wedding trends thanks to our week-long deep dive into 2023’s most unique wedding fashion for both brides and guests. Exhibit A: Lulus sexy, formal maxi that will have you at the top of the best-dressed guest list.

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Lulus Garden Romance Magenta Floral Print Organza Maxi Dress, $, available at Lulus

LNL Sequin Cowl Neck Minidress

Our Affiliate & Content Writer Esther Newman takes Taylor Swift’s newest tour, or what she calls “Christmas, my birthday, and the best first date all rolled into one,” seriously. So much so, she corralled over 100 fashion finds to help you show up and show out for your favorite era. From heart-shaped Lover bags to top-bought Fearless gold mini dresses, in certified-Swiftie Esther, we trust.

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LNL Sequin Cowl Neck Minidress, $, available at Nordstrom

Steripod Clip-On Toothbrush Protector

Who would’ve thought a somewhat boring and practical purchase would wind its way into so many readers’ carts. Clearly what I wrote in our round-up resonated with readers: “I will pay $6 for peace of mind any day. These little pods clasp perfectly onto every toothbrush I’ve owned (both regular and electric) and leave it smelling minty fresh. Seriously, they have a pleasant sterile aroma to them because of the thymol vapors, and it lasts for months.”

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Steripod Clip-On Toothbrush Protector, $, available at Amazon

Tower28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm

Ah, another classic. R29 editors and readers alike can’t get enough of Tower28’s peachy blush, including our Affiliate Editor Marshall Bright. She writes that, “the return of warm weather is the perfect reason to add this back to my collection.” Perhaps you should too.

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Tower28 BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush, $, available at Sephora

Andover Mills Mirabal Sheet Set

Does Refinery29’s audience scoop up Andover Mills’ sheets year-round for the cozy microfiber or the 78%-off price tag? Who knows. (The answer is both.)

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Andover Mills Mirabal Sheet Set, $, available at Wayfair

Paravel Main Line Duffel

Paravel’s chic weekender isn’t cheap, but it is the definition of a worthwhile investment. The brand’s spill-proof Ecocraft canvas fabric paired with the upscale leather trim and fitted with two interior slip pockets to top it off? Sold.

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Paravel Main Line Duffel, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Everlane The Dream Pant

On the new side of things, Everlane’s business casual double-knit trouser dethroned Quince’s bootcut treasures in travel pant sales. Add a few colorways to your next haul for a fresh set of wrinkle-resistant, comfy, and presentable wardrobe staples.

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Everlane The Dream Pant, $, available at Everlane

J.Crew Curvy Vintage

These classic jeans kill two birds with one stone — they’re great for both curvy and petite body types. We were tipped off by the VP of Small Girls PR , who told us, “I am 4’11” and curvy, so I have a very hard time finding petite jeans, and these are the only jeans that have fit me without needing to be tailored in all of my years on this planet.”

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J.Crew Curvy vintage slim-straight jean, $, available at J.Crew

Solgaard Carry-On Closet (Black)

Both durable and wildly convenient — hello,
extendable organizer — Solgaard’s closet-on-wheels is “a dream to wheel around.” According to the shopping team’s resident pro-traveler and Senior Affiliate Writer Venus Wong, that is.

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Solgaard Carry-On Closet (Black), $, available at Solgaard

3S Mid-Century Fabric Upholstered Arm Chair

In dining chair news, this spacious dining chair is not only $70, it also has a glowing 4.9-out-of-5-star rating and 15 on-site reviewers. One Walmart happy customer Jen says, “Nice quality materials, easy to assemble and seems sturdy. Great value for the price. I purchased as a desk chair, but it would make a nice accent chair, or a beautiful set of dining chairs.”

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3S Furniture Mid-Century Fabric Upholstered Arm Chair, $, available at Walmart

Saatva All-Year Down Alternative Comforter

Refinery29 readers love carting Saatva’s mattress, so it’s only natural that the retailer’s breathable, all-weather comforter also sneaks its way into digital carts aplenty.

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Saatva All-Year Down Alternative Comforter, $, available at Saatva

Parachute Organic Textured Duvet Cover Set

You’ll find this fluffy duvet cover set in Parachute’s “Last Chance” virtual aisle. Oh, and you’ll also notice these lovely sustainable threads going for 40% off.

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Parachute Organic Textured Duvet Cover Set, $, available at Parachute

Windmill The Windmill AC

Get it while it’s hot… litally. The summer sun’s heating up sidewalks, the atmosphere, and most importantly, your home. The Windmill will keep you cool and your living space’s beautiful interior design intact.

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Windmill The Windmill AC, $, available at Windmill

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Lumbar Support™ Office Chair

When Tempur-Pedic practically turns one of its famous mattresses into an office chair, we run. Hopefully, the newly launched seat is giving all the readers who bought it happier work days.

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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Lumbar Support™ Office Chair, $, available at Tempur-Pedic

Lunya Washable Silk Slip Dress

Sleep and get ready on your big day in this wedding-perfect washable silk slip.

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Lunya Washable Silk Slip Dress, $, available at Lunya

Lumify Nourishing Lash And Brow Serum

According to its Amazon description, this serum will have your brows and lashes long and luscious in just four weeks.

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Lumify Lumify Eye Drops, $, available at Target

Onyx Professionals Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream

Our Senior Affiliate Writer Karina Hoshikawa dipped her nails into Onyx Professionals’ cult-favorite nail strengthening cream in 2022 and it made its way back into our April ranks. Hoshikawa confirms she “I really do notice a significant difference in the health and appearance of my bare nails,” and Amazon reviewers keep rolling out 5-star reviews. $8 well spent.

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Onyx Professional Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream, $, available at Amazon

CURAD Alcohol Prep Pads (Pack of 4 Boxes)

Much like the Steripods, these sanitizing wipes were a must-have for readers in April thanks to their practical appeal.

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CURAD Alcohol Prep Pads (Pack of 4 Boxes), $, available at Amazon

Hagibis Cleaning Pen for Airpods

Unfortunately, ear wax exists. So does the gravity that drags your AirPods to the ground on occasion. Clean them up quickly on the go thanks to the handy cleaning pen our Affiliate Editor Marshall Bright scored (and loved) last month.

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Hagibis Hagibis Cleaning Pen for Airpods, $, available at Amazon

LazyEye Macaron Mini Case, 12 Pcs

These 12 adorable macaroon cases make our Affiliate Director’s world go round. She keeps at least one on her at all times and now her delicate belongings are safe from her “chronically overstuffed bag,” she writes.

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LazyMe Macaron Mini Case, 12 Pcs, $, available at Amazon

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