Spring is here – or at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves. Although our homebase of Washington, D.C. isn’t quite in full bloom yet, we’re still ringing in spring with goodies to transition our spaces, skin, and self-care approach to match the season. Here are some of the GNI team’s favorite picks.



Magift Facial Cleansing Pads

“These are little silicon face scrubbers that really help with exfoliation. LOVE.” - Leah

Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Toner

“The scent is really gentle. A little spritz just feels like a little day-refresher.” - Alisha

Tatcha - The Essence

“Warning: It’s expensive, but at least it’s a huge bottle. I didn’t expect to notice a difference in how healthy my skin looked, but I did and now I’m hooked.” - Becca

Eve Lom Muslin Cleansing Cloths

“I notice a huge difference when using these at the end of the day. They get rid of a lot of the grime and makeup you thought your facewash took care of but didn’t.” - Becca

First Aid Beauty Ultra Sunscreen

“Finding a good sunscreen is such a struggle. This is the only one I’ve been able to find that doesn’t: break me out, have a wild white cast, dry me out so I feel like my face is cast in stone by midday.” - Becca



Mojave Daydream Perfume, Burnin’ For You


LUSH Feeling Younger Tint

“Perfect for a fresh glow and dewy look.” - Olivia

RMS Eye Polish

“All colors are great, but some of the lighter tones (I like Lunar) are a nice way to brighten up for spring.” - Olivia

Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil

“I swear by this brow pencil, especially as temps starts rising. I prefer to not spend the warmer months worried if my eyebrows are halfway down my face, so this filler’s long-lasting wear really saves the day.” - Tyler

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick

“The most effortless spring face – simply swipe and go.” -Olivia

Glossier Haloscope

“I’ve been using Moonstone as an eyeshadow primer/base for lighter spring colors.” - Leah

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Home + Comfort

Project 62 Geo Throw

“I’m an all-year-round blanket enthusiast so you’ll always catch me changing my throws out with the season. This one’s got pattern and price going for it – it’s a light neutral that’s springy without venturing into pastels.” - Tyler

Areaware Stacking Planter

“You know that feeling when your dress has pockets? This is the planter version of that. The stack makes it super practical because the planter and saucer look seamless together.”

Year & Day Bud Vases and Dipping Bowls

“This is my go-to gift for spring. I can’t think of a single friend who wouldn’t love either of these two items.” - Leah

West Elm Tabletop Planters

“Will this be the season I finally keep a succulent alive?!? Who knows! The only guarantee is that the fruits of my labor will either live or die in this mid-century pot.” - Tyler

Urban Concrete Design Air Planters

Hearth & Hand Egg Tray

“This one’s perfect for Easter and spring festivities.” - Olivia

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Warm-Weather Approved

Everlane Tank Bra

“This one is so good we gave it a shout in this week’s newsletter too (have you checked your inbox lately?). I highly recommend.” - Alisha

Away Bigger Carry-On

“It’s almost summer, the season of travel! This is the only suitcase I’ve tried and not hated. I was worried it would be one of those products everyone talks about on Instagram because they’re paid to but isn’t that good, but this suitcase is actually worth it. I can charge my phone while I walk through the airport! My personal pick is the pink because no one else at the airport is going to have it.” - Becca

Clark’s White Leather Pure Sense Shoes


Madewell Halliday Sunglasses

“Hands down favorite sunnies, and they look super unique in the milky pearl color.” - Olivia

Lede image by @mrcigar.Following images by Herbivore Botanicals, Glossier, West Elm, and Everlane respectively.

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