New and Noteworthy from Walmart, EyeBuyDirect and Makeup by Mario

Inflation worries have been around the news cycle for some time now, but they may have played a big role in a record holiday spending season. New data from Adobe Analytics shows that online sales during the holiday season rose nearly 9% to a record $204.5 billion, partly due to higher prices seen in categories ranging from clothing to home appliances. However, revenue is lower than the $207 billion Adobe had originally forecast, as a tumultuous season of supply chain issues has hit retailers hard: Adobe reports that consumers have seen more than 6 billion out-of-stock messages online during the holiday season, a 253 percent increase from the 2019 pre-pandemic holiday season.

Despite a robust and significantly more spread out holiday season than in previous years, the Commerce Department reported Friday that December saw a 1.9% drop in retail sales due to soaring prices. And retail sales declines and out-of-stock issues aren’t going away anytime soon: The wave of Covid cases continues to plague retailers with staff shortages, empty shelves and reduced hours.

Select continues to recommend products that can help combat changing and uncertain times. To withstand the drop in temperatures this winter, for example, we’ve published some great guides to keeping your skin hydrated and your hands warm. And if you’re still unsure how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year, we’ve got several summaries on everything from planners and organizational tools to home gyms and mattresses.

New at Walmart, EyeBuyDirect and Makeup by Mario

We’ve rounded up a few recent launches that we think you’ll want to know about based on our past coverage and interest from Select readers.

Walmart launches The Pioneer Woman fabric and sewing line

Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman, has teamed up with Walmart for the third time to create a fabric and sewing line that includes sewing kits and bright, floral-patterned textiles. According to the brand, the new fabrics are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable. The craft-inspired line includes everything from 6-piece sets that let you mix and match fabrics to sewing kits that include a needle threader, pin cushion and fabric scissors, among other supplies.

Entering the home décor space, the line is the newest category in The Pioneer Woman collection – available exclusively at Walmart – and joins Drummond’s existing clothing and home lines.

EyeBuyDirect presents the Eyewear Love collection

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, EyeBuyDirect has launched its Eyewear Love collection which includes heart shaped lenses and blush tinted sunglasses, as well as a variety of unique and stylish frames to commemorate the holiday. Some notable new products in the collection include cat-eye frames and lenses like Evermore and Cupid, and rose gold metal frames like Dotte and Juliet. Along with the various unique frame designs offered by the brand, you can also choose from a selection of colors including gold, shimmer red, silver, and burgundy.

Makeup by Mario Moisture Glow Plumping Lip Serum

Makeup by Mario, the beauty brand owned by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, has just released its all-new Moisture Glow Plumping Lip Serum: a hydrating lip balm designed to nourish and plump your lips, according to the brand. The product is from Dedivanovic’s viral ‘lip lift’ hack, which involves lightly covering the cupid’s bow area and the center of the lower lip using the brand’s Ultra Suede lip liner. According to the brand, the lip serum is made with a blend of vegan conditioning oils, including shea butter, avocado oil, refined kiwi oil, and argan oil. . It is available in seven colors: Bare Glow, Rose Glow, Apricot Glow, Bronze Glow, Mauve Glow, Mocha Glow and Plum Glow.

Sale in store this week

If you’re looking for sales to shop this week, we’ve listed some options from various retailers below and selected readers’ favorite categories.

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