Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Don't Be A Victim

Before you know it, age will be beating at your door and with that comes dull, lifeless skin and lots of unwanted wrinkles. The Anew Ultimate Age Repair Elixir by Avon is an ultralight serum that provides the maximum level of Pro-Sirtuin TX Technology and when used twice a day helps reduce fine wrinkles while improving natural skin tone. There's hope yet.

Hello I am the one behind the words of the Hip and Trendy and YES I am a packrat. HELP!!! If you're stressed out, unorganized, and your life is filled with too many "things," then It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff ($15) is a book worth checking out. Author Peter Walsh, the organizational guru from TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, presents a step by step solution to eliminate physical as well as emotional clutter from your home to help improve you mood, health and overall life.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My Good Friend Aveeno - Just Got Better

RUN to your local drugstore NOW. Finally, a good, affordable, everyday cleanser is sometimes hard to come by. Formulated with natural soy and blemish-fighting ingredients, Aveeno's Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser gently exfoliates skin leaving it moisturized and clean. The cleanser is hypoallergenic and oil-free, making it mild enough for even the most sensitive of skin.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Work of Art for the Shower

I love it-I love it-I love it. Add a work of art to your bath that's peaceful and serene with the Kaiku Shower Curtain by designer Maija Louekari. The two birch trees will offer privacy where you need it most, plus give your bathroom a whole new atmosphere.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sweet Chocolate With the Calories

For the lover of everything that is chocolate, warm your soul with the Double Rich Hot Cocoa Shower Gel ($20) by Philosophy. This succulent shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath will not only satisfy your chocolate cravings, but have you chilled out in no time.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Calling All Foodies

Test your palate while adding a little zest to an already great meal with Tasting Salts ($30) by Crate & Barrel. Hand-harvested on Spain's Balearic Islands, these scrumptious salts will enhance a variety of dishes. The set of five flavors contain: Sri Lanka, a complex blend of spices; aromatic, flavorful Hibiscus; herb-infused Mediterranean; Black Olive; and Natural. Yum.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ah Cashmere

If you're looking for a luxe cashmere sweater for your winter wardrobe, look no further that this Cashmere Ribbed Turtleneck by Vince. This sweater, which features an empire waist with a textured yoke, is stylish yet practical enough to take you from career to casual in just a matter of minutes. Wear it at your holiday party, or pair it with jeans for the weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hot Hoodies Are HERE

Welcome fall with this graphic Ruby Leaf Hoodie by Umsteigen ($96). Made from light french terry, the hoodie has great flattering details like a scoop neck and slim fit making it a more-than-casual hoodie.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Feelin' Rebellious

Let your inner rebellion OUT....Don't let those little cuts and scraps go unnoticed, cover them with these fun to wear Tattoo Bandages ($5). Each metal tin contains 12 sterile bandages, which come in three assorted styles of wickedly cute tattoos. You'll also receive a free toy to help ease your pain. Even with a cut you'll feel rough and tough!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pamper Your Pooch

Ok so heads turn when you head out the door and it feels great, right? Of course it does! So why not let your precious pooch enjoy the same feeling. Dress your favorite pet in this sporty California Fleece Dog Vest ($16) from American Apparel. Made of 100% fleece cotton, this soft and comfy sleeveless vest features a contrasting collar and just the right cut to avoid doggie slip-ups. Available in a variety of vibrant colors. Your pet will be the envy of all the other neighborhood pooches. This should make your walks an adventure!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Craving Something Sweet?

Sweet Tooth has sweet options to satisfy all of your jewerly cravings. They have blended together fashion with sophistication and it will all melt in your mouth. My favorite is the Berry Berry Fun Collection and specifically the Gold Berry Berry Fun Long Grape Earings. They are stunning and will have your friends where you found such a treat.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Great Coat For A Chilly Winter

Burrrr - that's what I have been saying lately. And with winter banging on the door what better way to get ready for those cold months ahead than with this stunning Banana Republic Wool-Blend Collarless Coat ($218). Available in British Green and Cream, everything about this coat screams sophsication, from the stylish cinched waist, right down to the fabric-covered buttons.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Glass - Art and Jewerly - Perfect

Are you unique - Like style - A trendsetter amongst your friends??? Well here is something that will turn everyones head. Made from glass, these Orfeo Quagliata Bracelets (from $55) are truly a work of art. Available in a variety of colors and styles, these glass art pieces are sure to be a stunner.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Herbs Anyone?

Baby it's getting cold outside...however will we garden. Viola! Sur La Table to the rescue. It's true gardening has never been as simple as the Culinary Herb Basket ($50) from Sur La Table. Reap all the benefits of an outdoor garden, indoors, with these delectable edible herbs. Pesticide-free and ready to enjoy, each wire basket contains oregano, sage, thyme, and rosemary.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Picture This

Don't trouble yourself with trying to hang a bunch of frames in a perfect arrangement like that picture you saw in the magazine. It's nearly impossible to get them to line up correctly. Instead, just order this Deluxe Wall Gallery Frame Set ($88). The perfectly arranged piece features seven wood frames that hold 13 photos in total.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ahh Smells Good

Bring any mood into any space. Place this serene set of Manhattan Diffusion Fragrance Sticks ($20) in any space for a relaxing and soothing scent. Choose from sweet verbena, fig, and tropical key lime for an air freshener that's as pretty as it smells.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Let Your Scarf Do The Talking

These Lulette Scarves (from $78) make a fun statement... quite literally, on your scarf. Choose from various styles, such as "Let's Dance", "Heartbreaker", "I Love Winter", and a wide array of colors. Each scarf is custom made based on the text and colors you choose, and you can even create your very own custom message. With the variety of fun options, you just may be hoping for winter to last a little while longer.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Beauty Made Simple

The next time you get a wee bit frazzled visiting a make-up counter, don't fret. Beauty In A Box ($90) by Face Time is an all-in-one set with classic beauty products and a step-by-step guide that shows you exactly what to do with stuff like lip gloss, lip liner, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, face primer, blush and eye dust. With this take-home designer pack, being beautiful has never been so easy. No matter what style you want to convey, what occasion you are attending Face Time Cosmetics has something for everyone! Even I can get a great smokey eye.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Downward Facing Dog

The perfect pick-me-up to the everyday grind, Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for Busy People ($10) will teach you to use the free minutes here and there to stretch and relax while you work. Fun for beginners as well as experts, this book offers a variety of exercises for everything from waking stretches, commute exercises, on-the-phone and at-the-copy machine stretches.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Travel Mug Keeps it Hot While You Look Cool

Whether you like your morning beverage hot or cold, the Sigg Thermo Travel Mug ($28) makes a perfect companion. The petite-sized thermos keeps hot liquids warm for six hours or iced beverages cold for twelve. Best of all, the leak-proof seal makes it worry-free to carry around in your bag or briefcase. So carry your double, mocha, latte with soy in your hip new mug

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wreaths Made Easy

So I know we all might not be the BIGGEST Martha Stewart fans but hey that lady has some great ideas. And here is one of them. Get in the fall mood with this Autumn Wreath Kit from Martha Stewart Crafts ($25). The kit includes 70 pre-wired and embossed leaves ready to be made into a decorative wreath on the door, window, or a fun centerpiece.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Calling All Cosmetic Junkies

If you're a cosmetic junkie like me, then you're going to love The Beauty Buyble . This attractive, reusable box is chock full of beauty product samples, along with the Beauty Buyble book that gives great beauty tips making it an easy and informative read. Now you can find out what products work best for you without wasting your money upfront. This is definitely sent from the heavens. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Warhol In The Making...

Look Mom I'm famous. This pop art color camera lets create your own Warhol-esque works of art. The Pop-Cam ($14) takes four pictures in the span of one second and preserves them in four different colors on one print.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Make Your Busy Life A Little Easier

Grocery shopping can be a major pain, especially when you realize that you've forgotten half the things on your list. Forgo the pen and paper and keep this SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer handy to record, organize, and print everyday errands or grocery items. Voice activated, it has 2,500 pre-entered items from TP to Tylenol.

Monday, October 8, 2007

No Mess Spaghetti

Never again do we have to worry about making a mess when we eat our favorite pasta! DOC'spag plate, designed with high quality ceramic ironstone, is the most innovative idea since the fork. No more embarrassing globs of pasta smacking you in the face, just stick your fork in the center of the plate, and using just one hand you can eat spaghetti til you burst.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Tea Time Anyone?

With the cool weather here find some time to warm up with your favorite cup of tea. It's super chic, good for you, and just plain cozy. With the increasing variety of tea sets being created to liven up all of our tea-time gatherings, I love those that are simple yet slightly offbeat. The Sausalito Tea Set ($60) is the perfect example. Evocative of pop graphics of the 60's and 70's, the Danish blue florals mix and match with with your basic white china. This set truly gives me another excuse for tea time!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Gloves - Minus The Fingers

Baby it's getting cold outside. But the thing I hate when winter approaches is the inconvience of gloves. They are big and bulky making it hard to drye and be stylish all at the same time. One pair I can't live without is Weavers Fingerless Gloves ($38). These hand-crocheted, striped gloves are stylishly hot and will definitely keep your hands free and warm.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Going Batty

Create your own Halloween fun with these spooky Avant Bats Votive Set ($6/set of 4). Frosted glass with little bats, they're sure to pack a magical wallop for your holiday decorating. Spook your friends or your guests with this fire.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Luggage With A "TUDE"

Add a little attitude to your travel bags with these funny luggage tags.
Our personal favorite: “Nothing Worth Stealing In Here”. Do you really think a tag like that would deter theft? Maybe…either way its funny.
Heck you might even make one of those disgruntled TSA workers smile…and who can really put a price on brightening someone else’s day? Well actually we can…the tags are ON SALE NOW!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

While The Weather Changes - Sip This

Every once in a while you find a wine that completely blows away your expectations — and MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 2005 ($13/bottle, $155/case) is one of those wines. Fairly easy to find and incredibly consistent, its flavors of cherry, cranberry, and clove go well with a variety of grilled meats and seafood, while a slightly sweet finish leaves you yearning for more. Enjoy this wine while the leaves change.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Shirt Dress Shirt Dress

Here we are again...another shirtdress. They are simple and beautiful we have seen a great one early this month from Gap. Simplicity is the key to this flattering Short Ruffled Shirtdress ($320) by Shoshanna. Belted at the waist, with pleated skirt, this tuxedo-inspired dress features a ruffled neck and placket that makes it elegant enough for any special occasion.

Trendy Serving

Enjoy your unagi or tuna rolls on this fun and trendy Sushi Set. I love sitting down with friends or my significant other and enjoy sushi together this set adds to the experience. The set includes two plates, condiment dishes, and chopsticks. This set makes a great housewarming or wedding gift for your sushi-loving loved ones.

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