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The 9 best places to buy jeans, according to a team of style experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Levi's A great pair of jeans is a staple that everyone should have in their wardrobe. Our favorite places to buy jeans include Everlane, Madewell, Rag & Bone, and more. For high-waisted styles, check out our guide to the best high-waisted jeans. If there's an equivalent in your closet to, say, butter in your refrigerator, it must be your favorite pair of jeans. Is there a food that butter does...
Tags: Reviews, Fashion, Style, Trends, Features, Liverpool, Emory, Vietnam, Levi, Everlane, Lee, Logan, Madewell, Tommy John, Duer, Universal Standard


67 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We've rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.For more inspiration, check out Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of t...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Brooklyn, Beauty, New York Times, NARS


We asked 2 women to test out Birchbox's beauty subscription service - here's what was in each box, and what the service is really like to use

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Birchbox Every month for $13-$15, Birchbox sends high-quality skincare and hair care products to you. We tried Birchbox and appreciated it as a low-risk, low-effort way to try new beauty products. For a limited time, current subscribers can save 20% off the shop using the promo code SHOP20. Also for a limited time, new subscribers can save $5 on any subscription using code 5OFFBOX. People love sampl...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Trends, Beauty, Skin Care, Costco, Subscription, Birchbox, Joe, Bath & Body, Hair Care, Mara, Kiehl, Oribe, R CO, Murad


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Washington, Finance, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Tesla


68 thoughtful and fun gifts that won't cost you more than $25

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We've rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.For more inspiration, check out Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of totally expendable...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith


Maelove's under-$35 skincare products are on par with many luxury brands I've tried - here's what they're like to use

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. I try a lot of skincare products for my job, and is one of my most recommended brands. is a skincare line founded by MIT grads and most of the products are under $30.Learn more about the company, the products, and how they make skincare so affordable, below.It doesn't take long when you're in a Sephora to realize that plenty of skincare is not affordable. Glossy tubs of La Mer go for $190, and there's a...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Mit, Beauty, Kim, Skin Care, Sephora, Bha, NIA, Peter Thomas Roth, Dendy Engelman, Engelman, Bioderma Micellar Water, Jackie Kim, Maelove, Mara Leighton


64 thoughtful and fun gifts that won't cost you more than $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We've rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.For more inspiration, check out Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of totally expendable k...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith


65 thoughtful and fun gifts that won't cost you more than $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We've rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.For more inspiration, check out Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of totally expendable k...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, David Bowie, NARS


The best 5 retinol creams for every skin type, according to a dermatologist

Retinol is an ingredient that helps mitigate normal signs of aging, acne, and hyperpigmentationWe spoke to a dermatologist to clarify what each skin type should look for in a retinol creamIt's important to speak to your own doctor before incorporating retinol into your routineRetinol is a powerful skincare ingredient that's known for smoothing out skin texture, regulating oil production, and keeping pores clear, which helps keep them from forming breakouts. A derivative of vitamin A, it exfoliat...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Trends, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Skincare, Sephora, Clark, Ulta, Neutrogena, Retinol, Dendy Engelman, Engelman, Engleman, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream


29 affordable skincare products we swear by for treating and preventing acne - all under $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Mighty Patch makes stickers that suck all the grime out of pores like a magnet - without breaking the skin. Hero Cosmetics You don't have to spend a fortune to get great skincare products that work.The Insider Reviews team shared their favorite skincare products for battling acne - all under $25. Still on the hunt? You can find our 18 favorite skincare brands to shop here.Skincare can be a sensitive...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Nordstrom, Trends, Walmart, Features, Beauty, Bath, Ellen, Seoul, Skin Care, Grooming, Cvs, Sephora, Skin


35 funny and low-key Valentine's Day gifts perfect for a chill night in

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Etsy No matter what stage of a relationship you're in, you'll probably be celebrating Valentine's Day.If you're looking for a funny, low-key present that's also thoughtful, we've curated 35 low-pressure gifts for every relationship level and budget. Read more: 10 online classes and resources to improve your romantic relationshipsSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Cook, Etsy, Life, Office, Trends, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Netflix, Paris, Pyle, Snoop Dogg, Valentine, White Walker, Urban Outfitters


Function of Beauty lets you design your own shampoo and conditioner based on your hair's needs - here's how it worked on 4 different types and textures

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Function of Beauty Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Even with a sea of options, it's hard to find haircare that feels like it's really made for you. Function of Beauty is changing that with custom haircare that's based on your quiz results. We tried it and loved the personalization process, but our thoughts about the formulas were mixed. Product Card (small, Preferred: Function of Beauty) Human ...
Tags: Reviews, Life, Trends, Mit, Beauty, Hair, Hair Care, Conditioner, Mara, Clairol, Shampoo, Connie Chen, Mara Leighton, Remi Rosmarin, IP Reviews, Beauty & Personal Care (Reviews


Maelove's under-$30 skincare products are on par with many luxury brands I've tried - here's what they're like to use

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an affordable skincare line founded by MIT grads. Most products, with the exception of the  and the Moonlight Retinal Super Serum ($34.95, currently sold out), are under $30. The cult-favorite (which customers have pointed out is very similar to SkinCeuticals' $166 version) put the company on the map and is prone to frequent sellouts. I've used nine products from Maelove: the , the  , the  , the  ...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Mit, Beauty, Kim, Skin Care, Sephora, Bha, NIA, Peter Thomas Roth, Dendy Engelman, Engelman, Bioderma Micellar Water, Jackie Kim, Maelove, Mara Leighton


13 cheap online courses that can help you land your next job, from writing cover letters to interviewing better

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Applying to jobs can feel like a tedious process. You can rework your cover letter and shoot an application out into the ether online without knowing much else. Just like any other skill, you can get better at applying to - and getting offers from - the right jobs.Cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Features, Online Learning, E-learning, Upwork, Online Classes, Mara Leighton, IP Graphics, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Education & Personal Development (Reviews


We tested and reviewed hundreds of skincare products in 2020, but these 11 stood out from the rest

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sephora As members of the Insider Reviews team, we try a lot of skincare products.We know shopping for great skincare can be overwhelming and expensive, so we made this list of the best products we've tried in 2020.Keep reading for a roundup of the items that have become a fixture in our routines.When it comes to skincare shopping, it's too easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. A ...
Tags: Reviews, Colorado, Life, Trends, Features, Beauty, Skincare, Sephora, Sally, Supergoop, Weleda, Ulta, Ole Henriksen, Mario Badescu, Dennis Gross, Maria Del Russo


63 thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that won't get regifted

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and stick to your budget. Below, we've rounded up 60+ thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that will do the trick, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.If you're looking for more gift ideas under $25 or $50, check out this guide of thoughtful gifts for her or gifts for him. You can also find all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newslet...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, David Bowie, NARS


MasterClass is having a huge 2-for-1 holiday sale right now — here's what it's like to take classes from celebrities, plus the best courses offered and answers to all your FAQs

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an e-learning platform that provides classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders.  through December 28, where if you buy one annual, all-access pass, you get another one for free to gift to someone else. Yearly passes cost $180 (or $15 a month), but you can technically buy an individual class for $90.Below, you'll find a personal review, some common FAQs, and 13 of the best MasterCla...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Education, Christina Aguilera, Life, Trends, Features, Fbi, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Walt Disney Company, Michelin, Margaret Atwood, Annie Leibovitz, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone, Serena Williams


This $8 clay mask is one of the most popular beauty products across the internet, and it's the only thing that has helped clear up my skin

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Aztec Secret I've tried a lot of face masks in my life — from dirt-cheap impulse purchases to $80 award-winning at-home facials  — and nothing has improved the clarity of my skin like this giant $8 tub of the Aztec Secret Clay Mask.After seeing it all over the internet and having a colleague call it her "most recommended product," I gave it a shot.It basically acts like a vacuum for your pores in t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Trends, Acne, Beauty, Skincare, Tj Maxx, Face Mask, Clear Skin, Mara Leighton, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, IP Reviews, Beauty & Personal Care (Reviews, Aztec Clay Mask


Founded by MIT grads, Maelove's under-$30 skincare products are on par with many luxury brands I've tried — here's what they're like to use

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an affordable skincare line founded by MIT grads. Most products, with the exception of the  and the Moonlight Retinal Super Serum ($34.95), are under $30. The cult-favorite (which customers have pointed out is very similar to SkinCeuticals' $166 version) put the company on the map and is prone to frequent sellouts. I've used eight products from Maelove: the  , the  , the  , the  , and more. Across ...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Mit, Beauty, Kim, Skin Care, Sephora, Bha, NIA, Skincare Routine, Peter Thomas Roth, Dendy Engelman, Engelman, Bioderma Micellar Water, Jackie Kim, Maelove


62 thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that won't get regifted

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and stick to your budget. Below, we've rounded up 60+ thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that will do the trick, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.If you're looking for more gift ideas under $25 or $50, check out this guide of thoughtful gifts for her or gifts for him. You can also find all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newslet...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, David Bowie, NARS, Madonna


Skillshare offers full access to thousands of online classes for a low monthly fee — I took a writing class with a famous author and loved it

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an online platform that provides access to more than 25,000 adult learning courses — many taught by well-known contemporaries in their respective fields.The courses are curated for both lifelong learning and building new career skills. I once bought a membership because one of my favorite authors was offering a course. You can read about the experience below.If you're a new user,  or .After the tria...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, Careers, Trends, Online Learning, E-learning, Skillshare, Online Classes, Roxane Gay, Lifelong learning, Career Advancement, Mara Leighton, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Reviews


15 unique, but borderline weird, products you can still get during Prime Day 2020

The Ostrich Pillow Original Travel Pillow is on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2020. Amazon We've been scouring Amazon for the best Prime Day 2020 deals — which also means we've also come across a ton of interesting, unique, and sometimes downright weird products.Some of these aren't just gimmicks. A handful of them are actually useful or highly gift-able and, since they're on sale this Prime Day, the barriers of entry to try them are even lower. You can find the best Amazon Prime Day 2020...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Home Decor, Life, Weird, Trends, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Quirky, Amazon Prime Day, Cookware, Style Deals, Halloween Decorations, Mara Leighton


60 clever gifts under $25 that won't end up getting regifted

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. You can get a great gift and stick to your budget. Below, we've rounded up 60 thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that will do the trick, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks.If you're looking for more gift ideas under $25 or $50, check out this guide of 50+ thoughtful gifts for her or 80+ gifts for him. You can also find all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, David Bowie, NARS


We swear by Everlane for affordable, quality basics — these are the 21 styles that stay in our everyday rotation

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. As a team, Everlane is one of our favorite places to shop. Everlane Everlane has become a haven for those searching for sleek, affordable wardrobe basics. As a team of product reviewers, the Insider Reviews crew is very familiar with the brand. Many of our own closets comprise largely of Everlane. From stretchy, authentic denim to outerwear made from recycled plastic bottles, you'll find 21 of our f...
Tags: Reviews, Fashion, Trends, Features, Chelsea, Women's Shoes, Everlane, Mara, Women's clothing, Men's Clothing, Everlane Everlane, Ellen Hoffman, David Slotnick, Mara Leighton, Sally Kaplan, Remi Rosmarin


MasterClass is an e-learning site that offers classes taught by celebrities and industry leaders. Here's what it's like to use, the best classes to take, and answers to all your FAQs.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an e-learning platform that features classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders.An annual all-access pass to every course on the site costs $180, but you can technically "gift" yourself a single course for $90.Below, you'll find a personal review, some common FAQs, and 13 of the best MasterClass courses.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great ...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Education, Christina Aguilera, Life, Trends, Features, Fbi, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Walt Disney Company, Steve Martin, Michelin, Margaret Atwood, Annie Leibovitz, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone


The best places to buy women's jeans

A great pair of jeans is a staple that everyone should have in their wardrobe.Our favorite place to buy jeans is Everlane because the denim fits well, is affordable, and is made transparently.If there's an equivalent in your closet to, say, butter in your refrigerator, it must be your favorite pair of jeans. Is there a food that butter does not improve? No. Is there an outfit that a good pair of jeans does not make better? Absolutely not. Is butter a necessary part of life? Yes. Do you need jean...
Tags: Reviews, Nordstrom, Fashion, Trends, Features, Liverpool, Vietnam, Levi, Everlane, Insider, Buying Guides, Lee, Mott, Madewell, Tommy John, Duer


The best strapless bra

A strapless bra that stays put and gives the right shape is a necessity, but it can also be really difficult to find. We've done the research to find the best strapless bras you can buy. The ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra is our top pick because it offers diverse sizing and its smart design will stay in place all day. Everyone knows the right foundational pieces can make or break an outfit. In warmer weather, slinky dresses and off-the-shoulder tops are very popular, but you often need a ...
Tags: Reviews, Fashion, Style, France, Women, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Calvin Klein, Bras, Insider, Dominique, Women's clothing, Wacoal, Intimates, Simone Perele


The best menstrual cups

Menstrual cups are more environmentally friendly than tampons and pads, and often more comfortable and easier to wear, too.Our top pick is DivaCup, because it's easy to find in stores, comes in two sizes, and is made of flexible, healthcare-grade silicone material that holds up well over time. As someone who's gotten a period every month for the past 15-plus years, I consider myself a bit of an expert. But truthfully, it's taken quite a while for me to really get my period routine (it's a thing ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Shopping, Women, Trends, Beauty, Buying Guide, Fda, Women's Health, Personal Care, Period, Bath & Body, Cora, BPA, Lena, Mara Leighton


The best retinol over-the-counter retinol creams

Retinol is a superstar skincare ingredient that helps mitigate normal signs of aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity.We consulted celebrity dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman to determine how to spot the best and most effective retinoid products.Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream is our top pick because it contains a high concentration of retinol as well as peptides, vitamins, and oils to hydrate and nourish the skin. If you're pregnant, we recommend using an alternative like bakuch...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Trends, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Harper, Skincare, Sephora, Clark, Neutrogena, Otc, Retinol, ELIZABETH ARDEN, Dendy Engelman, Engelman


The best teeth whitening kits

The best teeth whitening kits come with everything you need to whiten your teeth, are easy to use, and are less likely to irritate your gums or teeth. The Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips kit is our best overall pick because it's effective, simple, and fairly affordable.We interviewed four professional dentists to inform our choices and explain the ingredients and efficacy of each pick.This article was medically reviewed by Dr. André V. Ritter, DDS, MS, MBA, PhD, professor and cha...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Trends, Walmart, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Fda, Teeth, Campbell, Arak, Pakistan India, Crest, Integrative Medicine, Oral Care, Crest Whitestrips



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