Sep 16, 2014 11:05 AM
Shoes are made for walking and exploring, so why don't you put on a pair inspired by the landscape and culture of a country far from your backyard? These MIPACHA sneakers ($99) are handmade in Peru, which explains the great fabric they're made with. The woven textiles on your feet will surely inspire you to go that little bit further, even if it's simply taking a route home that's just one block out of the way.
Sep 16, 2014 11:00 AM
There's nothing wrong with buying hair masks and deep conditioners like your life depends on it, but make sure you're not neglecting your everyday products - they count just as much as all those specialty items. We recommend sudsing up with this Any Day Shampoo ($23) to gently cleanse your strands and maintain the benefits you see from all of those special treatments you love to use.
Sep 16, 2014 10:55 AM
This little bottle of nail color ($10) has a lot going for it. It's got a perfectly punny and topical name, a trendy neutral color, a long lasting gel formula, and an oh-so-affordable price tag. What more could you want from your nail polish?!
Sep 16, 2014 10:50 AM
We never thought we'd be cool with smearing snail slime on our faces, but the cute pink gastropod on the package won us over (okay, and the fact that it promises to make our skin look awesome). Yes, you read that right: this mask ($15) coats your face in snail mucin, which is known for its ability to soothe and hydrate skin. Guess we should add this to the list of crazy sh*t we're willing to do in the name of beauty.
Sep 16, 2014 10:45 AM
Science: it's totally your thing, and even if you stare at atoms all day long through a microscope, you can't resist adding a few more to your collection via a few of these Atom Solid Multi-Purpose Coat Hooks ($20 each). Use 'em to hang your hat or coat, or even several necklaces, scarves, or belts.
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Sep 16, 2014 10:40 AM
Did your inspiration run off like your ex-boyfriend? Solace yourself with this Writer's Block Journal ($15). It's packed with painfully blank pages for you to stare at inconsolably before giving up and taking a nap.
Sep 16, 2014 10:35 AM
Laden with sugar, butter, carbs, and calories, pie is naughty. Whether or not you're adding vanilla, we're betting your banana cream would be far more into this Pie Chain ($20) than boring beads or rice.
Sep 16, 2014 10:30 AM
You just spent $100 on a new perfume, and the scent wears off before lunch. Try and resist the urge to douse yourself in the morning in an effort make it last - instead, order this miniature spray dispenser ($35) and give yourself a light mist when you notice your fragrance has faded. It's about the size of a tube of lipstick, so it will even fit in that super-tiny clutch you like to carry when you go out at night.
Sep 16, 2014 10:25 AM
These good-lookin' 3-D Shape Cutting Boards ($100-175) are the type of kitchen item you want to hang on your wall - or display on a shelf - instead of hiding away inside of a cupboard. Don't get us wrong - you should also use them as intended. The sturdy boards have unpainted undersides that are ready to help you tackle your pre-dinner slicing and dicing.
Sep 16, 2014 10:20 AM
It's not officially fall yet, but it's no longer light out when your alarm goes off in the a.m., and evenings call for a light jacket. Soon it will be time for you to swap out your light summer scents for something with a little more spice. Our pick is this Smoke Artisan Perfume Oil ($60), an earthy blend of citrus and jasmine that makes us want to bundle up with a blanket and a cup of tea even though it's still 80 degrees outside.
Sep 16, 2014 10:15 AM
Gah! We shake our fists at you, World Market! You're always enticing us to purchase more home goods we don't need, like this gorgeous Handcrafted Wood Nomad Tiles Tray ($30). Has someone set up a support group yet? If so, we'll host the next meeting (so we can use this wooden tray to serve a pitcher of lemonade)!
Sep 16, 2014 10:10 AM
You want desperately to be crafty, but your hands stop working every time you pick up a crochet hook and you have trouble cutting in a straight line. We may have the perfect project for you to tackle: this needle felting kit for beginners ($17) contains detailed instructions and all the materials you need to make 3 adorable miniature hedgehogs. You could give them to your kids when you're done, but we suggest placing them on your mantle so you can show off your handiwork whenever you have guests.
Sep 16, 2014 10:05 AM
Sep 16, 2014 10:00 AM
Plenty of face products wave about the promise of eternal youth. This Immortelle Face Serum ($32) doesn't. The ingredient behind the catchy name is a humble flower, otherwise known as Everlasting, with powerful astringent, anti-inflammatory properties. While it might not keep you looking thirty into your next century - only a face transplant could do that - this totally natural, preservative and additive-free product will help hydrate and restore your skin.
Sep 16, 2014 9:15 AM
You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything.
We'll say one thing about Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign - and that is, we definitely agree when it comes to banning this So Bossy Top ($68). This contraption (we can barely call it a shirt) has an incredibly unflattering cut; it just doesn't make sense. It looks like it's fastened with some double-sided tape, and that the front has been cut open and left completely unfinished. It's still majorly under construction; plus, all the workers have gone home and we don't think you should go near it - for your own safety. Even if you're wearing a hard hat.