Saturday, December 27, 2008

Grow By Thyself

You've always said that "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." But in the case of the Grobal Self Watering Pot  you really can let someone (or something) take over your dirty work for a change. The Grobal draws water and nutrients from the (included) soil pad and feeds them to your (not included) plant on an as-needed basis. The result? Fabulous foliage with a zero energy output. 


Friday, December 26, 2008

We can talk about fragrances with the best of them, but we know that choosing that perfect perfume may take more than just liking a description. Enter the Sephora Scent Sampler ($50). This set comes packed with mini bottles of Sephora's top ten bestselling scents (including Mark Jacobs' "Daisy" and Vera Wang's "Princess"). 
Sniff and sample before choosing a favorite, filling out the included voucher and heading to a Sephora store to pick up a full-sized bottle of your new signature scent.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Draw on It


Finally! An inexpensive, but surprisingly classy gift for the girl who has everything: Your boss. This Chalkboard Candle  is made of 100-pure soy wax, so even sensitive sniffers won't have a problem lighting it up. Plus, the base of this fun candle is composed of a chalkboard which comes complete with a box of chalk, perfect for penning important reminders at the office, or for leaving notes for her family at home.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dublin Layers

layers-clothing-dublin-cardigan.gifNow this is the kind of sweater we can really use in our day to day. Layers Clothing's Dublin Cardigan  boasts a casual cowl neck which buttons all the way up, and a three-quarter sleeve, perfect for too-hot offices. In mallard green and maple sugar brow

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blooming Lights

bloom-lumin.gifWhen nothing's blooming in the cold outside, this Bloom Lumen will give you a foliage fix all through the winter months. This gorgeous oil lamp comes with two clear burning liquid candles, which cast a soft light onto the lamp's stainless steel tree. The result is a private screening of nature's prettiest shadow on your wall.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Polish Empowers YOU

What empowers you? For me, the Jessica Cosmetics Empowered Collection is a pretty good place to start. This line of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free nail color offers six feminine shades. Paying tribute to the brave women fighting breast cancer every day, each has an inspirational moniker, like "Breathe," "Endure," and favorite,"Faith". Sixty-five percent of all proceeds will go to the American Institute for Cancer Research.jessica-cosmetics-empowered-collection.gif

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Get Assymetrical

Rest assured that this cropped woolAssymetrical Button Jacket will take you through warmish fall and into mild winter without a hitch. Love the combination of army cool (off-center buttons, a notched collar) and girlishly cute (a ruffled hem. Available in olive and brown.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Every Lash Every Time

These days, it's close to impossible to keep up as mascara after mascara rolls out of the assembly line. And while we all have our favorites I'm quickly become devotees of brand new Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara. Why, you ask? For starters, it's got this great round tip, never before seen in our favorite beauty staple. The precision wand really does reach every single lash, plus it also curls them as it works. In brown and black, for every blonde and brunette.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Get a Grip - On Your Golf Game

Get a (golf) grip with the SensoGlove . For the truly dismal golfers among us, this glove, made of high quality leather, has a tiny computer hidden inside. Because the best swing requires an appropriate grip, the glove will measure yours on a scale of one to eighteen, and warn you—both visually and audibly—when you're too tight or too loose. Give the SensoGlove a try the next time you're on the green and watch your score drop faster than you can yell "Four!"

Monday, September 15, 2008

No Iron Needed - Wooo Hooooo

Oh, ironing, how we loathe you. Oh, Land's End, how we adore you—mainly for your creation of the No Iron Pinpoint Shirt. Each of these work or play appropriate button-downs is made of wrinkle-free cotton, guaranteed to stay that way for at least 50 (yes, 50!) washes. What an amazingly wonderful plethora of striped and paisley patterns, but, for the more conservative among us, the shirts also come in solids. Have fun!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Protect Your Wine

That perfect, elusive bottle of vino is finally yours! Unfortunately, you're in California and a long way from your dining room. You could a) spend the entire flight in a panic about what a broken wine bottle will do to your suitcase, b) try to sneak it through security and get stopped by large men with guns, c) pick up a package of WineSkin. This ingenious bottle-shaped bag is lined with bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Meanwhile, a tight seal at the bottom ensures that, if the unthinkable does happen, leaking liquid won't ruin your stuff.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cosmetics on the Go

All the cosmetics in the world aren't gonna do you a damn bit of good if you leave them at home. Tote your stuff in style with Room It Up's new Double Handle Cosmetic Case. With two fully-lined zip pockets, one clear PVC pouch and a hanging hook, it's got everything you need to keep your beauty arsenal handy. Bonus: Comes in eight colorful, funky patterns.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Noodle and Boo Clean You

Get clean for a cause with Noodle and Boo - Essential Care Kit. Travel size necessities for families on the go. Includes daily essentials, Extra Gentle Shampoo, Soothing Body Wash and Super Soft Lotion. Each formula is made wholesome and natural ingredients for especially sensitive skin.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Limp Hair NO MORE

Limp hair? Clogged pores? Ashy skin-tone? The fix is here, in the form of Jonathan Product Beauty Water Shower Purification System . If you're shaking your head skeptically, we don't blame you—we were, too. Then we started using this patented, two-part water filtering system and we couldn't believe the results. Because the system filters chlorine, water and harsh metals, it balances your skin's pH, reduces toxin overload and softens your hair and skin. Bonus: Crystal clear water means you can brush your teeth in the shower and save a step. Score.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Look, let's admit it...we like our porn. And oh baby, newest addition to our collection, Porn for New Moms is just an ingenous book. Chock full of the things the new dad will never is just dying to say to his favorite mama, including, "Damn, you look hot in those sweatpants!", and "Now, remember, it's my turn to do the midnight feeding, so don't get up." Featuring studly pictures of men and their little ones, it's a hilarious gift for every new mom.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nutz about Nuts

We're in total, total nut love—insert man-centric perverted joke here, and let's move on. Blue Crab Bay Company Sea Salt Nuts will have you in peanut heaven. Super large Virgina peanuts are cooked to the perfect crunchy crisp, then dusted generously with real sea salt. We're pretty sure that these'll keep you satisfied better than any other nuts out there—aaaaaaand that's all we got.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Don't Put Baby In the Corner...but A Sink Is Ok...

The hottest trend in bathroom decor? Corner, wall-mounted sinks, particularly for powder rooms where space is at a premium. Enter this Corner Glass Stand and Vessel Sink, which is one of the coolest we've found. Made of solid tempered glass with mod chrome finishes, it's the perfect blend of form and functionality.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wave TSA Confiscations Buh-Bye

At last you can get through airport security with your signature scent in tact. The entire line of Solid Perfume by Lush comes in metal pots reminiscent of your favorite lip gloss. A little dab'll do ya with scents like Potion (a sweet blend of carnations, rose and tangerine oil), Honey I Washed the Kids (a honeyed, toffee scent) and Silky Underwear (a sensuous jasmine mix).

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Skirt for EVERY Occassion

You can never have too many subtle skirts, and this Murray Pleated Skirt fits the bill perfectly. The allover eyelet design cashes in on one of fall's biggest trends, while the knee-length fit allows the skirt to transition easily to autumn. Wear it to work...wear it to brunch...just wear it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Picture Perfect

Picture this: Looking perfect in every picture for a forever-type of time period. With the high-tech LightStim, an at-home LED light therapy "wand," your fantasy is totally possible. The LightStim uses super concentrated photo rejuvenation techniques to reduce fine lines and pore size, or to help control acne and rosacea. (Each light has a specific purpose for your specific skin). God bless technology.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Welcome fall in the most stylish—yet surprisingly simplistic—dress of the season, the Belted Shirtdress . A trendy merging of your comfiest button down and your greatest weekend dress, this new favorite also features a fun striped belt for a pop of color. In navy and khaki, which means, only gripe? More colors, please!

Soda Fountain For Your Lips

The taste is old-fashioned, but the gleam? Very modern, high wattage. Philosophy's Soda Fountain Lip Set comes in three delectable, old-fashioned soda shop flavors: rootbeer float, cherry cola and fruit punch. The super shiny glosses are perfectly fabulous on their own—or up the ante by adding vanilla ice cream...and (two) straws.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Power" Struggle Solved

This is one of those products you're gonna have to cringe to own. But if the alternative is a lifetime of family "power" struggles, the Griffine PowerDock is looking pretty good. This super chic charging station provides two or four holders for every iPhone and iPod in your house—including those that date back to their dial days. The brushed aluminum base even looks pretty trendy on your counter.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stick it To Your Tea

The Original Teastick claims to be as "tasteful as your tea," and it's tough to argue the claim. Way less messy than a circular tea infuser, this stainless steel gadget allows you to scoop up loose leaves, slide the holder closed, and brew a perfect "cuppa" before you can say "Right-o, mate!" (Or whatever it is that's said by people in places where tea-time is an everyday thing.)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ohhhh, Ahhhh

Go ahead, let it all out. With new INA White Gold Detoxifying Crystal Salt in your tub, you really don't have a choice. Made of teeny minerals small enough to penetrate every pore, the salt pulls out all those yucky alcohol/pizza/pollutant toxins you've been accumulating for uh, years. Notes of basil and jupiter ensure that the hard-working salt smells amazing, too.

Friday, August 8, 2008

But There's No Room In My Pants...

For the camera. No problem. This tiny thing will slip in your pocket with, throw away your memory card and put on your tightest skinny jeans. Now, get ready to snap up the Sony Cyber Shot DCS T700. Featuring a whopping 4GB of memory and a profile that weighs in at about 5/8", this ingenious camera does away with the need for memory cards and that hefty bulk. Add in face detection capabilities, a wide touch-panel LCD screen and a rainbow of face colors, and we're completely head over heels. Available for pre-order in late August.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Catch Some Rays ... Safely

Why waste your time on fireflies when you can catch sunbeams? Much more predictable with its light stream than creepy little bugs, the Sun Jar combines an old-school glass mason jar with a high-tech LED lamp. Set in the sun for the day, then bring it inside and watch your very own piece of sun glow softly all night. Bonus: The packaging is beyond adorable, making this a gift wrap-less present.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fossil Goes Graphic

Nothing gets you through the summer-to-autumn transformation better than the tee shirt. And the new line of Fossil Graphic Tees are some of the most stylish we've seen. One-hundred percent cotton shirts come in muted blues, greens and purply-pinks decked out with trees, birds and butterflies. Effortlessly cool.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Super Ottoman to the Rescue

Not sure how to label this one - but one could call it the SUPER Ottoman.... It's a storage unit. It's a seating option. It's a mini coffee table. The Stow Leather Storage Ottoman is everything in-one, and we love it for that. In streamlined leather (red, green, ivory, brown, or black), the storage cube's lid can be left cushy-side up for a seat, or flipped the other way to reveal a hardwood traytop.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Found It, and Just In Time Too...

Labor Day is just around the corner and here is the perfect end to a great summer. This is the perfect summer skirt, and it's so versatile that you can just add textured tights to carry it right over to fall. The Pleated Full Skirt from Banana Republic is slightly sweet with its delicate pleats and slightly sassy with its tongue-in-cheek colors (although black and brown are available for the more conservative among us). Boasts a slimming, high waist, and—gotta love 'em—hidden side pockets. Gotta Love It!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Every Home Needs Some Cusion

We've been on a bit of a United Kingdom kick lately, but with such unique products, like this Cole Cushion, coming across the ocean, who can blame us? Available exclusively from English houseware store, Etoile Home, this plush throw pillow is a great size for adorning a naked armchair. The pop art pattern is fun without being overbearing, and comes in trendy black or purple.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...

Oh boy: It's two shoes in one, and true love for us. These Sugar and Spice Shoes by Patagonia feature slipper-like upper flats which can be worn alone for a daintier look. Or, pair them with the latex outersoles for a sturdy, tougher take on your Mary Janes. These shoes are lined with pigskin for the comfiest fit around and come in a variety of neutral color combos for an equally stylish one.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kiss Me

Get ready for a sexy summer fling when you perk up your pout with Dior Gloss Show . Available in three hues, each gloss offers subtle shimmer on its own, or can be layered over lipstick for more high-voltage shine. Go ahead: Beg to be kissed without saying a word.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet....Be A Super Hero

Single-handedly save the world (or at least a tree) when you choose this Boho-Green Recycled Paper Tulip Tote for carting your summer beach or work essentials. Because it's made entirely of durable recycled paper, this absolutely adorable bag is light as can be. Featuring inner zip pockets and a cell phone holder, because even the greenest girl's gotta have one of those.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Get A Piece of Kat Von D

Tattoo artist and reality-TV star Kat Von D knows a thing or two about bad-girl glam. If you're ready to tap into your own rebellious side, check out the Kat Von D Collection at Sephora. From bright red "Pout out Loud" lipstick to "Black Metal Love" eyeliner, the collection is anything but subtle. We particularly like the Kat Eye Brush Set, decked out in silver stenciled roses which are modeled after Kat's favorite tattoo. Go Ahead Get Glam Von D style.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Painting Around Your Neck

Your favorite painting is nice, but who really gets to see it? With this Deep Down Wearable Art Pendant Necklace, everyone who crosses your path does. Gorgeously modeled after the oil work of Olga Cuttell, the image on this clay pendant is baked into the surface using an innovative image transfer process. A stunning—and stunningly affordable—piece.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Clips for Your Pot

Why didn't they think of this sooner? Or how about...Why didn't I think of this sooner???? The most ingenious kitchen gadget to show up on our radar in months is less than $10! The stainless steel Utensil Pot Clip easily attaches to a pot or pan, while the silicone top allows you to stow your spoon, in turn preventing messy residue from ending up all over the stove. Heat resistant, dishwasher safe, and brightly colored. Sweet.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Half Gladiator Half Carrie

What would Carrie Bradshaw do? If you've seen the new Sex and the City movie, you know that the answer is to wear these fabulous Dior shoes with everything. We love her style and envy her shoe closet, but don't always have the funds for $700 footwear. To the imitation rescue, these Candice Gladiators, a perfect replica, available in black or brown to go with everything. One warning: To strut like Carrie, you've gotta practice first. Four-inch heels are not for the faint of heart.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Whose Turn is it Anyway?


Because you save your energy for feeding, not fighting, you'll laugh out loud—and then thank your lucky stars—for these On Duty, Off Duty Pillowcases. Soft cotton cases are 250-thread count and feature directional embroidery on both sides, ensuring that there's no confusion about whose turn it really is. A hilarious gift for new parents.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Get Wired This Summer

Go ahead: Wear your favorite ratty t-shirt. No one will notice a plain ensemble with this Wired Candy Bead Bracelet  adorning your wrist. A trendy jumble of glass, wood and acrylic beads are affixed to a seed bead covered wire, ensuring a comfy fit for every wrist. Screams "summer!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Do good for the environment, do even better for your decor, with this trio of Concrete Nesting Bowls by ingenious eco-designer, Robin Wilson. Made from recycled concrete, the tapered angle bowls are available in three neutral hues to complement any room. Who knew asphalt could look this good?


Friday, June 27, 2008

Framing Mosaic

Your favorite photo deserves a frame that's as eye-catching as the picture itself. This Ostrich Eggshell Mosaic Frame fits the bill perfectly. Each frame starts as thousands of ostrich eggshell shards which are then elaborately pieced together, so no two are exactly alike. A truly special addition to your home or desk.Ostrich-Eggshell-Mosiac-Frame.jpg

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Miracle Foam

For those weeks (er, months) when you don't have the time or the cash for a real facial, there's Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanser. This skin-reviving miracle worker features natural green tea and calendula to soothe skin, lactic acid to exfoliate it and honey to moisturize. Gentle enough for any skin type, addictive enough for everyone.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Show YOUR Style...In the Garden

Everything the gardening enthusiast could ever want is included in this stylish nylon canvas Garden Tote ($60). Packed full with two trowels, gardening sheers, a stainless-steel fork and, (because your knees shouldn't suffer, even for beauty) a foam kneeling pad. Easy to wipe clean, easy to tote everywhere—just easy in general, and we love

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sexy Cool Comfortable - It's Trunkettes Baby!

Be comfortable. Be sexy. Be both at once (really!) with brand new Trunkettes Swimwear. Fed up with the idea that sexy had to mean dealing with bikini waxes and potential wardrobe malfunctions, the owners of this smart start-up created trunkettes, the swimming trunks for girls. Available in patterns from dots to skulls and top styles from halters to tanks, the suits allow you to breathe just a little easier on the beach.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Clutch - Sex and the City Style

Carrie Bradshaw would definitely approve. This Croco-Skinny Clutch by Sex and the City costumer Patricia Field is large enough to hold all your essentials (like that little black book), but small enough to tuck under your arm while you sip your cosmopolitan. The faux-croc clutch is available in pretty pink and sweet sherbet orange.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Measure This

At last! With Equal Measure you'll finally have a way to gauge the amount of water in a cumulus cloud the size of a bus. OK, while it's not the most practical kitchen gadget, it's definitely one of the most fun. This measuring device does contain ounce and milliliter measurements, but, for those times when you're up for a little trivia, you can also find out factoids like the amount of honey made by a bee hive in one day.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Get Luxurious Lashes

We're all envious of naturally full-lashed women, but for those of us who need a little help in that arena, there's the Gentle Heat Double Curl Lash Curler ($25). This brilliant battery-powered tool indicates heated readiness by changing color. Once warm, it gently curls lashes in two places: At the base and the tip. The result is gorgeously-framed eyes without any "ouch!"

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Buh-Bye Heel Wedgie

Get your "kix" in long pants that don't bunch under your sexy, open-backed shoes with new Kix by Katie . These handy devices temporarily secure to the inside hemlines of your pants to give them the little extra weight they need to stay put, effectively eliminating "heel wedgies." A must for every woman's fashion arsenal!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Shoes You Won't Kick Off

Because the only thing we love more than comfort is style, we're worshiping these Caroline OKA b. Wedges, which manage to achieve both. Designed to pamper your feet with ergonomically correct fits and built-in massage beads, these brilliant shoes are also antimicrobial and dishwasher safe. Choose from five summery shades, or shop like we did and get a pair in every color.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Lip Gloss To Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

Get "embrightened!" New Tarte Embrightenment allows you to whiten your smile on the go with two innovative products in one wand. On one side, goji-berry-infused lip gloss features blue undertones that make your teeth look brighter. On the other, minty BriteSmile tooth whitener, which whitens your grin over time.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Are You A Victim Of Emotional Eating...Here Is Some Support

Experts attest that 75 percent of overeating is actually triggered by out-of-control emotions. If tough times mean you're more apt to reach for the ice cream than the elliptical, you'll love the new Emotional Eating Support Kit by Bach Flower Remedies. The kit contains three 10ml bottles of natural, doctor-approved flower remedies, each designed to work on a specific part of the overeating cycle. Add a few drops to water and drink as needed to feel calm and in control of your eating at last.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It's Heating Up...Need Some Tranquility

You will actually feel cooler just looking at this Tranquil Garden Tank , exclusively from J.Jill. Feather-light and decked with ferns, this summer essential boats figure-flattering darts along the seams. Perfect for wearing to work on a day when you'd rather be anywhere but.

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