Summer isn’t over yet, but we’re already thinking about the transition to autumn. From our beauty routines to our closets, the new season calls for a reset to help us get back to our routines.
Shop TODAY Editor-in-Chief Adrianna Brach joined TODAY Hour 3 to share some of our must-haves for getting back to basics this fall as part of our pop-up Shop TODAY series. From a moisturizing body lotion to a hack that can save your countertops from cooking stains, you might be wondering how you went so long without these clever finds.
Read on to shop the tips Brach shared, plus more of our favorites to help you reset and recharge as the seasons change.
If you’re overdue for a touch-up, this powder can help you until you make it to the salon. Brach says her hairstylist used it on her to touch up her gray hair and she’s been “obsessed” ever since. The powder can also be used on overgrown roots and thinning hair and comes in 10 different shades ranging from brown to blonde to red. TODAY viewers can grab an exclusive 30% discount on this hair trick when they use the code TODAYSHOW30 at checkout on Amazon or on the Style Edit website.
While this brand is known for their tried and true body oil, they recently took their beloved product a step further by turning it into a lotion. Brach has been using it for a year and says it’s lightweight and packed with moisturizing ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated – even saying it helped reduce the appearance of stretch marks after having her daughter .
When you bring your white sneakers back out for fall, they might need some refreshment. The brand says this kit can clean shoes of all types and fabrics, and that one bottle can clean up to 100 pairs of sneakers. Brach tried it on a pair of her own shoes and said it helped her get the job done in five minutes.
If you’re a frequent dry cleaner, you know those trips can add up. This kit is a solution that can not only help you save time and money, but can also help keep your nicer items in the clean condition you want them to be. Depending on the brand, all you have to do is spot treat your items with the pin, place them in the bag along with a special cleaning cloth, and then tumble dry on medium for 15-20 minutes to allow the steam to work. Then you take them out and go out the door.
While you might already have a spoon rest in your kitchen, Brach says this isn’t your average utensil rest. It can hold up to four utensils at a time, is dishwasher safe, and big enough to catch drips and spills, which most spoon rests can’t. It also comes in a range of colors so you can choose one that best suits your kitchen.
A busy morning shouldn’t mean skipping breakfast. This Egg Bite Maker can help you make enough Egg Bites for a hearty meal in just four minutes. The bite-sized pieces also make an easy snack for kids.
Maybelline Express Brow 2-in-1 stick and powder
An easy fix for sparse eyebrows? This 2-in-1 pencil can help you define and fill in your brows with a few simple strokes, so you don’t have to make your makeup routine more complicated than it needs to be.
Products don’t last long, but this OXO Keeper can help extend the life of your fruit and veg, according to the brand. It uses filter traps to absorb the ethylene gas some products may give off, which helps slow aging and reduce spoilage, the brand says.
It doesn’t get any simpler than a trusty pair of jeans. Old Navy is known for denim and we love this pair that feels trendy but is versatile enough to wear with everything.
This best-selling t-shirt has received high marks from buyers for its fit, feel and look. The Basic wardrobe is available in over a dozen different colors and in sizes XXS-3X.
Even if you don’t put in miles, running shoes can provide your feet with cushioning and support when you hit the pavement. These sneakers from Avia come in 10 different colors, so you can snag a pair for everyday wear and the gym without breaking the bank.
You don’t have to go to a coffee shop to get your caffeine hit. Make cold brew right at home with this no-fuss pitcher that a Shop TODAY writer said brewed enough to last you an entire workweek.
Skip the weekly trip to the store for crates of water and invest in this kitchen staple instead. Not only can it help you reduce your plastic waste, but the furthest you have to travel is to the sink to refill the dispenser.
Sure, you probably already own a few tote bags. However, this one from LL Bean is going viral for reasons that the one in your closet probably can’t fulfil. It’s made from a durable canvas that the brand says is tough enough to support up to 500 pounds, features a double-layered base for extra strength, and the seams are overlapped to prevent it from snapping or rotting.
Dash has just released a new Belgian waffle maker that rotates – and the brand says it’s drip-free. All you have to do is beat the batter, pour in and turn when the machine tells you to for an easy breakfast.
With this kitchen gadget you can prepare smoothies, smoothie bowls or even nut butters in minutes. The blender comes with pre-programmed buttons for “drinkable” or “spoonable” options and two extraction cups. In addition, there is currently a 17% discount!
Our place always Pan
This isn’t your basic kitchen pan. The Always Pan went viral on Instagram not only for its appealing looks but also for its functionality. According to Our Place, it can replace a total of eight different pans and accessories in your kitchen because you can steam, fry, sauté and more in a single cookware.