Jul 21, 2014 8:55 AM
It's all well and good to promote your toddler's artistic side, but let's be honest, the dozens of photos Junior takes (and then begs you to look at) aren't really all that interesting. Before you let your kids loose with a digital camera or phone, have them practice framing interesting photos with this Gold & Cotton Pixie Wooden Toy Camera ($40).
Jul 21, 2014 8:50 AM
The price of most anti-wrinkle treatments alone is enough to give us some serious worry lines, which is why we like this 30-Day Anti-Wrinkle Patch Kit ($80). It works out to just $20 per treatment, and it's more effective than topical creams and lotions thanks to the use of microcurrents. Apply the patches once a week for 30 minutes to banish crow's feet and under-eye wrinkles.
Jul 21, 2014 8:45 AM
Flora doesn't always mean floral. Take a break from flower prints and maxi dresses with the Akira Leaf Print Wide Leg Jumpsuit ($69). It features an open back, perfect to add a burst of fresh air to your summer style. The adjustable spaghetti straps allow you to get a proper fit. Pair it with any belt from your accessories drawer for the perfect pop of color on any occasion.
Jul 21, 2014 8:41 AM
As a piece of design, the main component of this Wooden Necklace ($125) is gorgeous, a curious and substantial object made of African bloodwood and mint green studs. As a piece of jewelry, however, we're afraid that people may just refer to it as your motherboard as they jokingly try to unlock your secrets by trying to "punch in" the correct code on its surface.
Jul 21, 2014 8:35 AM
Leave it to a company featuring an extinct bird mascot to design the Future-Proof Charging Nest ($100). DODOcase's nest is compatible with any device that runs on iOS or Android thanks to the interchangeable adapter insert. A few twists and a little tightening and it can accommodate various generations of phones and tablets, from 30-pin cable devices (older Apple iPhone and iPad models), lightning cable devices (iPhone 5 and up, plus newer iPad models), and Micro-USB cable devices (all Android models). We bet it'll stick around longer than that iPhone 6 you've been drooling over!
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Jul 21, 2014 8:25 AM
We can't be the only voracious readers of YA Lit, right? If, like us, you're an avid fan of writers John Green or Sarah Dessen, we bet you'll adore Cammie McGovern's first foray into the YA genre with her novel, Say What You Will ($14). It follows two teens, Amy and Matthew, as they forge a bond, buoyed by their desire to be more than just kids who are defined by their disabilities and disorders. Sweet, strong, poignant, and beautiful, Say What You Will is one of those books that'll evoke your every emotion.
Jul 21, 2014 8:21 AM
For years we've exfoliated our lips by rubbing them with a toothbrush and slapping on some lip balm. We figure it's probably time to up our game with this Exfoliator Lip Treatment ($22) from FACE Stockholm. The embedded pumice grains remove dry, dead skin, while the nourishing formula creates a smooth canvas for lip color.
Jul 21, 2014 8:14 AM
You are not required to go full ballerina with this gorgeous lavender Gretta Tulle Skirt ($188, on pre-order), but nobody's going to blame you if you waltz down the street in a pastel bodysuit and dainty lace-up wedges. Now, if you start skipping down the street with white tights and pointe shoes, well, just expect to feel a lot of eyeballs on you - but better yet, take it to the dance studio.
Jul 21, 2014 8:09 AM
Seriously, just when you think you've mastered the art of iPhone photo alterations, the genius creators of A Beautiful Mess release a new, awesome app to blow you away. Party Party ($1) kicks things up a notch by letting you take photo booth-like photos, create stop animation video, gussy up pics with a ton of new filters, and re-size them for easy printing or uploading to Instagram. If you're constantly snapping pictures with your phone, this app's a must-have.
Jul 21, 2014 8:05 AM
Packing up your Whole Foods groceries in a plastic or paper bag? Quoth the cashier, "Nevermore!" Using the Edgar Allan Stow Tote ($20) by Out of Print will clear your eco-minded conscience - with every use, you can breathe a little easier (literally and figuratively)!
Jul 21, 2014 8:00 AM
While we appreciate the fact that we can head outdoors any time of day without needing a sweater, we're definitely ready for a break from the heat. At least there's an easier way to apply head-to-toe sunscreen every morning: just mist yourself all over with this Mineral Based Sunscreen ($36). Unlike some sprays that make it hard to tell which areas you've hit, this formula sprays on white so you can quickly blend it in as you go. Spending less time applying sunscreen means you can devote more time to daydreaming about fall (which, despite the autumnal decor that hits stores mid-August, is still a ways off).
Jul 21, 2014 6:25 AM
The Victoria's Secret PINK Allover Tropical Lace Thong ($10) is one of the most adorable and comfortable lace thongs out there! Plus it's available in a boatload of colors. Visit Victoria's Secret PINK and score a free tote with a purchase of $65 or more (code VS65PINK). Choose from flirty panties, bras, swimsuits, tees, sweats, collegiate gear, dorm gear and much more. Shop soon as this offer ends Tuesday, July 22.
Jul 20, 2014 8:45 AM
What's that, you say? You just rolled out a prepackaged dough, cut cookies with a Hedgehog Cookie Cutter ($2), and used canned frosting to decorate? We're have a hard time digesting what you're saying because we're already full of the sugary, processed goodness. Thanks for stopping by with your fantastic baked goods!
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Jul 20, 2014 8:40 AM
Anybody feel like digging into a carton of sorbet right now? We instantly started craving that fruity, creamy dessert as soon as we set eyes on this GYPSY05 Desouk Bamboo Wrap ($155). It looks like it's been dipped in layers of grapefruit, strawberry, and orange, and the super soft feel of the bamboo fabric only contributes to that line of thought. You're going to leave 'em all with their mouths watering - for sorbet, yes, but also because of how good you look.
Jul 20, 2014 8:34 AM
If we can't eat candy all day long (damn you, diabeetus), the next best thing is this Sweet Tart-flavored lip balm ($4). We know we'll love the flavor, but we're also really digging its cute little slider package and the fact that it's made in a 100% solar-powered factory in Southern California to limit environmental impact.