Oct 25, 2014 8:45 AM
Yikes! Halloween is almost upon us and your trial run with your makeup was a bust. Keep practicing, but consider upgrading your arsenal, too. That cheapo grease paint set from Party City just isn't cutting it. Go pro and use Make Up For Ever's Flash Color Stick ($24) to get the pigment and staying power you need to make it through a rad Halloween night. The stick comes in thirty-two colors so you can achieve the perfectly ghoulish tint you want with shading, blending, and contouring colors together.
Oct 25, 2014 8:41 AM
Ever been someplace so dark, you couldn't see your hand in front of your face? No? You must have been wearing this Glow in the Dark Nail Polish ($7). Available in three wild hues, it's the ultimate way to take your nails from day to night.
Oct 25, 2014 8:34 AM
We're sure you already know that it's best to use a comb to detangle wet hair, and we've found a gorgeous option to replace that plastic drugstore version you've been using. The large teeth on this luxe gold comb ($40) allow you to work through tangles without damaging your strands, and it's so shiny that you'll probably want to leave it out on the counter to admire at all times. It's not clutter if it's pretty, right?
Oct 25, 2014 8:30 AM
Been stockpiling supplies for months (years?) in case zombies start invading the land? Kudos - when the apocalypse happens, we'll be knocking on your door (if we even make it that far). Think you could put up a sign so we know exactly where you're located? We swear, we won't take up too much room or slow you down!
The Aluminum Zombie Shelter Sign ($8)
Oct 25, 2014 8:24 AM
Distressed. Ripped. Broken in. Whatever you choose to call it, these Boyfriend Nancy Jeans ($80) embody it. The faded and worn jeans look like they've been in your closet since 1995, which is good, because the loosely tapered look is now back in style. You probably got rid of your real "vintage" pairs by the time flares came on the scene, so now you're gonna need an authentic-looking stand-in!
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Oct 25, 2014 8:20 AM
Winter, spring, summer, and fall, this set of 4 Season Steams ($24) has you covered. Use the fragrant blends of dried blossoms and leaves to purify and detox your skin and relax your mind. Simply drop a handful of the herb mixture into a bowl, cover with boiled water, lean your face over the bowl, and breathe deeply for 5-15 minutes. Cover your head with a towel for an extra steamy experience!
Oct 25, 2014 8:16 AM
From the dumbass who waits until the last minute to take off his lace-up boots in the security line to our seatmate who refuses to cover her mouth when she coughs, this cheeky makeup bag ($29) sums up our thoughts whenever we're traveling. Instead of makeup, we may fill it with miniature booze bottles the next time we fly somewhere.
Oct 25, 2014 8:10 AM
Your house is clean, but the cupboard under the sink is a cluttered mess thanks to that huge pile of cleaning sprays, gels, and creams you've amassed over the years. Simplify your life (and your storage space) by using EO's All Purpose Soap ($16). It uses a combination of citrus oils and a coconut cleansing complex to clean your floors, counters, sinks, windows, mirrors, house siding, car tires - basically, everything in or around your house that could use a good scrubbing.
Oct 25, 2014 8:05 AM
You can keep your corgis and your Frenchies. When it comes to small, stout pups, we've got a soft spot for the basset hound, and we'll show off our allegiance by wearing this cute charm necklace ($98) by Verameat around our necks. We can absentmindedly play with it while we coo at all the cuties up for adoption (don't click that link unless you're prepared to have your heart melted!).
Oct 25, 2014 8:00 AM
Quality makeup doesn't have to break the bank, and that's why we love Drew Barrymore's super affordable Flower Beauty line. This Skincognito Stick Foundation ($9) may not cost a lot, but the creamy, blendable formula is every bit as effective as some of the high-end concealer sticks in our makeup drawer. Lord knows we'll have some stress acne to cover up during the upcoming holiday season.
Oct 24, 2014 12:15 PM
This week's Does This Make Us Look Cheap? touches on a subject dear to our hearts: boots. Specifically over-the-knee boots, which are a challenge to pull off. So play it safe - buy yourself a pair on sale.
Carlos by Carlos Santana Whitney ($95 with coupon code 20OCTOBER)
Unlisted Beyond Time PU ($76 with coupon code LIBRA)
Louise et Cie Andora Over the Knee Boot ($150 on sale)
Steve Madden RANNSOME ($184 with coupon code SPOOKY)
Chinese Laundry Tripin ($100 on sale)
Our mothers told us to avoid looking cheap, but we can't help but think frugality is flattering. Does This Make Us Look Cheap? is your Friday dose of sale items to snag over the weekend - because being a tightwad doesn't mean you don't have taste.
Oct 24, 2014 9:55 AM
A tote might fold up tidily in your purse, but where's the fun in that? These Little Market Baskets ($24) are a way cuter method of carting around your organic lettuce and heirloom carrots. Each one is handwoven by artisans in Ghana and features a unique arrangement of bright, playful colors.
Oct 24, 2014 9:50 AM
Why bother reading a story if you already know how it's going to turn out? Neil Patrick Harris certainly doesn't see the point, which is why he decided to put some options into the tale of his path from obscure New Mexico childhood to superstardom. In Choose Your Own Autobiography ($26), Neil puts you at the center of the action. From your birth in New Mexico, you'll face one critical choice after the other, from whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. to what caviar to eat on Elton John's yacht. Will you find love, fame, and glory, or end up on Celebrity Rehab? Only you can decide!
Oct 24, 2014 9:45 AM
What is a calendar for but to count days until the next day that you're actually excited about? We know you've been working hard, and your next vacation is a long ways away (several calendar pages, at least). Zone out with the illustrations in the Imaginary Travels Calendar ($24) and daydream about your next rustic cabin getaway or ride in a biplane over a picturesque village.
Oct 24, 2014 9:40 AM
There's nothing better than a good workout to relieve anxiety and stress - until the next morning, when you want to die every time you have to stand up from a sitting position. Next time, massage your muscles with this herbal balm ($20) when you get home from the gym. The warming blend of arnica, camphor, and white willow brings immediate relief and will limit future soreness as your muscles recover from the walloping you gave them.
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