Editors picks: 38 products Underscored editors loved in October 2022


Sometimes, everyday products our editors use don’t make it into our in-depth, long-form comparative pieces in which we vigorously test similar products head-to-head. That’s where our Editors’ Picks come in — where we highlight everyday products we personally stand by and use on a daily basis, and think you should too.

We were introduced in October to a wide range of products, including cashmere sheets and raincoats for dogs. Some were simple, while others made an impact. Because we’re committed to spotlighting the best products out there, we’ve decided to curate roundups of our favorite products we try each month.

Keep reading to check out the products we tested and couldn’t get enough of in October, or look back at September favorites.

$15 $12.75 Brooklinen

Brooklinen is the brand I implicitly trust to make my bed comfy beyond belief. But did it also know they have mastered coziness for my feet! I’m a huge fan of the marled Brooklinen socks, which come in a rainbow of soothing hues, because of their cushion-y, super soft terry lining, and I plan to be wearing them all winter long. — Chelsea Stone, senior editor

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$449 Amazon

Apple iPad (10th Generation)

Apple’s latest iPadIt’s been a great companion for weekends and workdays. I’ve had a blast playing games and binging long hours of football on its beautiful (and now larger) 10.9-inch display, and when paired with Apple’s latest Folio Keyboard, it becomes a full-on laptop that’s been able to handle the vast majority of my day-to-day workload. You can combine all that with its sleek new design. design that looks especially gorgeous in blue, you’ve got a device that I don’t see myself putting down anytime soon. — Mike Andronico, senior technology writer

$170 Cozy Earth

Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Robe

Hotel robes hit different. They are just that good. It wasn’t until this month, and pretty much my entire 20s, that I found one that was as comfortable, oversized, breathable. Cozy Earth’s robes are as long, comfy, cozy, and cozy as the ones I had in my hotel closets. I’ve tried a lot of robes in the past, but Cozy Earth’s new waffle robe is no doubt the best. I’m even wearing it as I write this! — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$24.99 Amazon

Pefuny Cat Window Hammock

Our cat is not able to sit on the windowsill for long periods of time due to the colder temperatures. We bought him a window hammock because it is his favorite place to watch the birds and other small creatures outside. This hammock from Pefuny was incredibly easy to assemble — it took about four minutes in total. The four strong suction cups are strong enough to hold a 13-pound Atticus. The plush blanket topper included in the package provides a comfortable spot for your cat to rest his head. This bed is a great deal at $25 — Emily McNutt is senior travel editor

At $45 Sephora

Crown Affair The Towel

My hair care routine has been dominated by the microfiber towel. I dry my hair almost exclusively with a microfiber towel, but it can take hours to dry my thick locks, especially in cooler temperatures. Since I’ve started using this hair towel, my air-dry time has reduced a noticeable amount. I love that the towel is shaped specifically for it’s job, so I can twist up my hair to dry and all of my lengths are within the cloth. The towel also features a loop at the back that you can use to tuck in the ends of the twist. As your hair starts drying, the towel will stay put. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

$120 Ugg Nordstrom

Ugg Tazz Platform Slipper

Unless you’re living under a rock, or aren’t on TikTok (which are pretty much one in the same), you’ve probably seen these platform Uggs everywhere. Luckily, I got my hands on a pair and I’ve been wearing them nonstop. They are made of rich, chestnut suede with a warm sherpa-lining. fashionThese shoes are a supportive, forward-facing platform sole. These are your shoesHoliday Wishlists STAT. — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$120 Calpak

Calpak Luka Duffel

This duffel is the perfect weekend bag, and it fits a lot more than you’d think. I love the plush, light brown color. You have plenty of pockets, including a place for shoes and a laptop. — Caroline Curran, associate editor

Starting at $13.49 Chewy

Frisco Front Walking French Artist Dog & Cat Costume

I had what was probably way too much fun Halloween Costume for my cat This costume took the cake this year. It was very easy to attach around my cat’s neck. In just three seconds, she looked like a little 6-pound French artist. It also included a black beret and a palette. My cat’s pretty temperamental and this costume pissed her off the least by far — which is quite an accomplishment. — Rachel Lubitz, senior lifestyle editor

$279 Coop Home Goods

Coop Home Goods Exhale All-Season Adjustable Comforter

My partner and mine have very different sleep preferences. I’m an early bird and he’s a night owl and I like to be warm and bundled up and he likes to be freezing cold. For many reasons but particularly the latter, this is why we’ve fallen in love with Coop Home Good’s new comforter. It’s a fully adjustable comforter with removable panels so you can easily customize it to get the perfect sleep temperature for both — and if you want to shed (or add) layers depending on the season. It’s safe to say, thanks to the brand, our comfortable battles are a thing of the past. — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$449.99 Amazon

Fender Malibu Player

I’ve been on the hunt for a good electric-acoustic guitar for a while now, and once I got my hands on the Fender Malibu, I knew it was the one. It is compact design is perfect for my couch-bound writing sessions, it’s got all the electronics I need to easily get set up at shows, and it simply feels great to play. And when I’m not strumming away, the guitar’s beautiful Arctic Gold designIt makes a beautiful accent piece in my living room. — Mike Andronico, senior technology writer

$41.99 Amazon

Recess Mood Sampler

There’s never a shortage of Recess spritzers in my fridge, so when the brand launched three new flavors this past month, I had to get my hands on a sampler. Each can is filled up with sparkling-water, which is infused with magnesium and other balancing adaptogens. It’s the perfect Sober October beverage (the Grapefruit Tangerine is my fave!) It can really help to boost your mood after an exhausting day of work. I highly suggest you try these if you haven’t already! — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$309$262.65 Brooklinen

Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Sheets

Cashmere scarf? Yes. Cashmere sheets? I wasn’t so sure until Brooklinen sent me a set to try. Surprise, surprise, they’re luxuriously soft and cozy, perfect for the chillier temperatures that have recently set in. The limited-edition Rust colourway is autumnal perfection. — Chelsea Stone, senior editor

$548 Frances Valentine

Frances Valentine Shelby Funnelneck Sweater

If you’re looking to splurge on a sweater that’ll no doubt last you many fall and winters to come, make it this one from Frances Valentine. Equally cute and cozy, the funnelneck sweater is made from a mix of merino and cashmere with a ribbed construction, so it’s super flattering. It’s not itchy like some other sweaters I’ve tried, and it’s not too hot either, so it can be layered as the seasons change. I got it in Natural, but I’ve been eyeing the gorgeous red-orange hue, too. — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$32 AmazonGet it for $34 Amazon

Sachajuan Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner

Sachajuan Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner is a great way to keep my hair healthy between salon visits. They prevent color fade and make my hair silky smooth. These products are cruelty-free and free of parabens. — Lindsey Smith, associate Editor

$98 Wild One

Wild One x IM Harness Walk Kit

Wild One can be wrong in my eyes. So when Wild One teamed up with designer Isaac Mizrahi this past month, I knew I needed to add the bright green and blue colorway to my dog’s “clothing” collection. The brand’s cult-favorite harness walk kit features a new ’90s-inspired, super comfy and lightweight dog harness, a dirt- and chew-resistant leash, and a color-matched poop bag carrier, so not only your pup, but YOU, can strut in style! — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$28 Amazon Joey Healy

Joey Healy Pro Sculpting Tweezer

I only have my brows shaped once a month, so having a pair of tweezers to help me maintain my arches between salon visits is essential. These have a slanted tips for precise plucking and the angle of these tweezers makes grabbing small hairs that just begin to grow easier. They also have a comb on the back end that you can use to style your arches (or I’ve even found it handy for de-clumping mascara). Plus, the gold finish makes it feel super luxe — it could also make a cute stocking stuffer for the holidays! — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

$18.99$11.59 Amazon

Potaroma Flopping Fish Cat Toy

Atticus can keep busy for hours with this flopping fish. It’s (relatively!) realistic and makes a great kicker toy for your feline friend. It looks just like a fish with its tail falling on contact. Plus, it’s got catnip in it — a huge plus to pique your cat’s interest. The USB cable included in the device can be used to charge it. I have found that the charge lasts for days. We — especially Atticus — are thrilled with this new toy. — Emily McNutt is senior travel editor

$129.99 Amazon

Roku Streambar

Despite the fact that I cover tech for a living, I’ve somehow never gotten around to picking up a soundbar to augment the usually-tinny audio that comes out of my TV. When I bought the small but powerful soundbar, that all changed. Roku StreambarIt was easy to integrate into my setup. It’s brought a nice boost to my TV sound quality to be sure, but my favorite thing about it is the fact that it packs a full on Roku streaming player inside — something I take advantage of constantly to beam my Spotify playlists to the big screen with the tap of a button. — Mike Andronico, senior technology writer

$69.99 Dyson

Dyson Pet Grooming Kit

Teddy’s hair gets super long, tangly, and often unmanageable with just a brush, so having a pet grooming kit on hand in between his actual hair cut appointments has been game changing. Suitable for all pets with medium-to-long hair, this under-$100 grooming device attaches to any cordless Dyson vacuum and sucks loose hairs directly into the bin, so they don’t build up on your floor or carpet. While Teddy doesn’t shed a TON, it’s still helped to keep his fur looking tamed and I’ve done much less cleaning. This is for pet parents! — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$68 The New Savant

The New Savant Androgyne Candle

In a world full of mass-production, it’s nice to light a candle that has been in the hands of less than five people. The New Savant candles are handmade in Brooklyn and are the best candles I’ve ever had the pleasure of lighting. I promise that you won’t find scents quite like these anywhere else. Each one is filled with love and joy. — Lindsey Smith, associate Editor

$74 Act+Acre

Act+Acre Everyday Renew Set

I take an analogue camera on the following days “everything shower,”Act+Acre products are a favorite of mine. They’re gentle enough not to strip the shine from my hair while ensuring a deep clean, scalp to ends. — Caroline Curran, associate editor

$60 Sandoval

Sandoval Palo Santo Aromatic Incense

When I’m not burning my favorite candles, I love to light incense. Sandoval recently launched the Palo Santo Aromatic Incense Cones and they’re spectacular. I’m all about sustainability and these are made with 100% sustainable palo santo from the Andes Mountains of Peru. They are amazing to burn and leave a lasting scent. — Lindsey Smith, associate Editor

At $65 Max Bone

Max Bone Talon Raincoat

I feel like I don’t really need to explain why I love this raincoat  — I mean, just look at it. In addition to being the cutest thing on earth, it’s useful if your pup doesn’t like walks in the rain. While it won’t keep their entire body dry, it protects the torso and head from getting wet. — Caroline Curran, associate editor

Get $389 Venus et Fleur

Venus et Fleur Le Grand Letter

Venus et Fleur eternity Roses are a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to wow or just treat themselves. These roses will last up to a year. This photo may look like I just received my order but they’re already over a month old and are still as vibrant as ever. These are my celebrity possessions and I feel as obsessed as ever with them. — Lindsey Smith, associate editor

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$46.46 Amazon

Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows, Set of 2

I find pillows almost every day on sale. I fell in love with this set of pillows during the Prime Early Access Sale. I have been guilty of using pillows that are too old. I bought them in college. These pillows are perfect for supporting my neck in all positions, as I tend to twist and rotate while I sleep. They’re both full and flat. I swear the cover keeps me cool. They are the best budget pillows! Back sleepers Side sleepers. — Rachel Lubitz, senior lifestyle editor

$59 Reflekt

Reflekt Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream

I have perpetual dark circles and don’t always love to cake on the concealer to try and hide them. Reflekt’s Eye & Lip Treatment Cream has impressed me greatly. After two uses — seriously only two — I noticed a complete change in puffiness and an increase in brightness. This product will be a part of my daily skin care routine. This product makes me feel more confident in going makeup-free. — Lindsey Smith, associate Editor

$16.99 $12.88 Amazon

Chef'n Garliczoom Garlic Chopper

I cook a lot with garlic, but I hate cutting it. The cloves are too small for me and my knife skills are below normal. I’d resorted to buying the not-very-flavorful jarred minced garlic — until I picked up this handy device from Amazon. Simply place a clove in the transparent part and roll the tool along your kitchen countertop until the garlic is pulverized. Food preparation has never been more fun. — Chelsea Stone, senior editor

$60 Dr. Loretta

Dr. Loretta Resurfacing Enzyme Polish

I started using this leave on exfoliating treatment twice weekly in my Skin cyclingI love how soft my skin feels the next morning after a routine. I’ve previously had great results with Dr. Loretta’s Micro Peel Peptide PadsAlthough I prefer the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Wipes, I wanted something gentler for the transition to fall. The Resurfacing Enzyme Polish gives my face a soft, smooth feel without drying it out. It contains glycerin, coconut oils and other natural ingredients. niacinamide. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

$40 Nude Barre

Nude Barre Fishnet Tights

After Erin Carpenter’s Instagram post, I began wearing Nude Barre tights. The Highlight. (Follow us here!) I was so inspired by her story and reviews that I had to check out the product myself. It was difficult for many people to find tights that were compatible with their skin in the past, especially those working in the entertainment industry. Nude Barre was founded by Erin to combat the colorism. fashion and I’m so impressed by the range of variety this brand provides. Their fishnet tights are my favorite! They are so cute and match my skin perfectly. — Sarai Thompson, social coordinator

$8.97 Walmart

Bliss Cloud 9 Pink Blossom and Water Lily Body Lotion

I’ve been trying to get in the habit moisturizing my body daily, and it turns out I just needed a good-smelling lotion for motivation. This one from Bliss is lightweight, and the floral fragrance isn’t overpowering or sticky. The lotion is easy to apply and melts into my skin quickly. It also keeps me dry even on windy or cold days. — Caroline Curran, associate editor

$368 Frances Valentine

Frances Valentine Marie Long Sleeve Sweater

It’s sweater weather in New York City. This year, I’ve resolved to stop wearing unflattering sweaters and scratchy sweaters. This sweater is a firm favorite. It’s 100% Merino wool and fits perfectly around my curves. It’s light enough that you can layer it under a jacket but warm enough to keep you cozy. Although the price tag is high, it’s worth it for the quality. — Rachel Lubitz, senior lifestyle editor

Start at $9.59 Chewy

Frisco Pig Dog & Cat Costume

This pig costume transformed my cat into the cutest little barnyard animal around — even if it only lasted on her for about 30 seconds. — Chelsea Stone, senior editor

$89.90 Quince

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Fisherman Crewneck Sweater

You want a cheaper alternative? Look no further. Cashmere can be expensive and difficult to maintain. But this cashmere sweater has completely changed how I view the fabric. It’s so soft and cozy that it took only one wear to make me believe it was under $100. The fisherman-inspired pattern adds a nice touch of elegance to a piece that is relatively simple. — Rachel Lubitz, senior lifestyle editor

$16 Mani Muse

Mani Muse Perfectly Pressed Gel Manis in All Damn Daisy

These are seriously adorable press-ons are some of the best and long wearing sets I’ve tried. They come in many fun designs and are very wearable. Even with press-ons, I don’t like my nails to be too long, and these added just the right amount of length without being a nuisance. They didn’t get in the way when typing on the computer or using my phone, and they felt super secure once they were applied. I used them with the Glamnetic Brush on Nail GlueBecause the brush applicator makes it easier to apply. The nails lasted the longest of any press-ons I’ve done — a full 10 days — and were relatively easy to remove without damaging my nails, too. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

$248 Argent

Argent x Agolde 90s MidRise Loose Fit

Agolde is my go-to brand for denim and I’ve been loving this particular straight-fit style this fall from their collab with Argent. Featuring an exclusive light wash and a clean hem, these 90’s-inspired jeans are as comfortable as they are flattering. Whether you dress it up with a blazer for work or pair it down with a white tee (I’ve done both!This style can be worn with anything. — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

$1,499 Thermomix

Thermomix TM6 Limited Edition Noir

This multi-tasking appliance does everything you need, from mixing, blending, cutting, kneading, and even cooking. It makes it so much easier to cook and bake.ThermomixTM6 It even weighs each ingredient using a built-in scale. Goodbye measuring cups! The newest accessory even peels your potatoes, making Thanksgiving a breeze. I’m also going to try my hand at making pie crusts and biscuits. While the white version has been in use for approximately five years in the US, this stunning, shiny black version will not be available until the end November. — Tobey Grumet, contributing editor

$595 Argent

Argent Double-Breasted Blazer

I don’t know about you, but I basically live in blazers during the fall. I specifically can’t stop wearing this one from Argent, which fits slightly oversized and features traditional suiting details like a double-breasted closure, sculpted shoulders and interior pockets. This piece is perfect with my Agolde jeans or white sneakers. Spanx faux leather leggingsDr. Martens. This is certainly a splurge, but something you’ll have for seasons to come. — Stephanie Griffin, social lead

Start at $21.25 Protéger

Protéger Dermal Sérum

I’ve been using Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and other serums on my face for years, so why shouldn’t the rest of my body get the same  benefits? Protéger’s Dermal Sérum contains both fractionated hyaluronic acid and micro encapsulated vitamin C, along with organic arabica coffee bean extract and organic aloe leaf juice to add a foundational layer of skin-loving ingredients into your body care routine. The serum — what the brand compares to a white T-shirt of skin care — can be used by anyone. It’s fragrance-free, safe for sensitive skin and super lightweight. After I shower, I apply a generous amount and it sinks in quickly. I then follow it up with body cream or oil to seal it in. Considering I’ve spent over $100 on a small bottle of face serum alone before, I’m impressed with the value of the full size bottle for the whole body (plus you can use the Dermal Sérum on your face, too!). — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

Editors picks: 38 products Underscored editors loved in October 2022

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