Oct 24, 2014 9:35 AM
The "cougar" in the name of this long-lasting mascara ($36) refers to its ability to help you create the perfect cat eye effect, but it will probably also turn the heads of younger dudes if that's what you're after. The high gloss formula creates a super dramatic look, and it's infused with conditioners to keep your lashes healthy and full - all the better for batting your eyes at cute guys.
Oct 24, 2014 9:30 AM
Don't you wish you had a remote for everything? Mute the kids. Change the husband from the Cranky Channel to the Back Massage Network. The technology for that is still a few years out, but this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home ($350) covers just about everything else you're dreaming of. It's compatible with a range of home automation devices, from thermostats to music and lighting - and, of course, your TV. Even cooler? Combined with the Harmony app, it makes all the same features accessible from your phone.
Oct 24, 2014 9:25 AM
We're sure you're capable of roasting a perfectly decent bird. But your best still can't come close to Boyle's Famous Wood-Smoked Nitrate-Free Turkey ($80). The Kansas City-based shop cures its birds in honey before subjecting them to a precise, low and slow smoking technique for maximum flavor and tenderness, finishing things off with a luscious apple cinnamon glaze. Just thaw it out, warm it up, and bask in the praise of your awed relations.
Oct 24, 2014 9:20 AM
Just when we thought Aussie's 3-Minute Miracle was the quickest way to healthier hair, we discovered this Jasmine 2-Minute Intense Conditioner ($14). Massage into wet hair and wait two minutes to let the infusion of argan and monoi oils hydrate, soften, and smooth your damaged strands. Rinse, blow dry, and repeat whenever your hair starts to look dull or feel dry.
Oct 24, 2014 9:15 AM
Bonjour. Excusez-moi. Où sont les toilettes? Everything sounds better in French. Saying thank you is no exception, as this Merci Beaucoup Card ($5) nicely illustrates. Use it to make your gratitude even more classy.
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Oct 24, 2014 9:09 AM
It doesn't matter that we first saw it a quarter century ago. Watching Westley outwit villains, battle Rodents of Unusual Size and even overcome death itself to win the heart of Princess Buttercup never gets old. In As You Wish ($16), the man who brought the Dread Pirate Roberts to life offers an inside look at the making of this timeless love story. Cary Elwes mingles his own stories with interviews with the cast and crew. It's an affectionate memoir that makes a great movie even more special.
Oct 24, 2014 9:05 AM
The full moon gets us all riled up, but this Full Moon Bath Soak ($25) relaxes us. The full moon turns us into bloodthirsty lunatics (not really about the bloodthirsty bit), but the epsom salts, lavender, hibiscus, and rose petals in this magical mixture turn us into happy ponies that sh*t rainbows (not really about the ponies). We suggest anybody who lives with us to keep a supply of this stuff on hand at all times.
Oct 24, 2014 9:00 AM
Rough day? Blind date? Meeting with the pope? This Scribble Notepad Set ($14) has some important words of wisdom for you. So slip into sequins, pull on your Louboutins, and get ready to face whatever the world might throw at you.
Oct 24, 2014 8:55 AM
Likened to "crushed gemstones in a compact," this pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector ($38) is not like that heavy, matte powder you were so fond of in the '90s. Instead of mattifying your skin, this stuff uses light-reflecting pearls to give your face a subtle shimmer. In addition to being luminescent, the pearls are multi-toned so that they can self-adjust to your skin's undertones for a totally natural look.
Oct 24, 2014 8:51 AM
What can possibly make a cheese tray even better? Why, the addition of this Sweater Dog Spreader Set ($24), of course! Just picture it: cubes of sharp cheddar, a soft brie, a wedge of muenster, maybe a display of your favorite rice crackers... all guarded by a trio of darling doggies wearing sweaters. Enjoy!
Oct 24, 2014 8:45 AM
Does counting calories make you want to hide your head in a bucket? Come back into the light and swap all that painstaking measuring and calculating for a chat with a real human being committed to guiding you toward your goals. The Rise app ($15 per week) connects you to a real-life nutrition coach who'll give you personalized feedback on your food choices. See how much more committed to change you can be when you know there's someone judging you.
Oct 24, 2014 8:40 AM
Fed up with Match.com? Worn out by eHarmony? Maybe it's time to give your own love life a break, and focus instead on someone who's been there for you the whole time, through breakups and chocolate binges: your dog. DoggyDatez is a free app that helps you find new friends for your pooch. Mark "territory" where you and your pet are known to range and find other dog owners who visit your spot. Choose to connect and meet up, and who knows? Maybe your Chihuahua will turn out to be your guide on the road to love.
Oct 24, 2014 8:35 AM
Should you go with a bold metallic lip or a classic matte for your blind date Friday night? Tough decision. We say, throw a tube of Diorific Shock Colour Lip Duo ($38) into your makeup bag and wait for him to walk through the door. If he's wearing a tie, run to the bathroom and apply the matte. If he's wearing jeans, use the shimmer. If he's wearing a Nickelback shirt, run.
Oct 24, 2014 8:30 AM
En garde, foul omnivore! If thou shalt insist upon devouring helpless ova, thou might at least do it chivalrously by means of this Arthur Egg Cup ($14), which transforms breakfast into a noble knight prepared to do battle with toast, coffee, and a raging morning appetite.
Oct 24, 2014 8:25 AM
We love posh things. In posh shoes, we just feel like we're walking better. Posh handbags seem to carry more gloriously. And perhaps a posh tool will make cleaning the house a luxury experience. This Goat Hair Duster Wand ($60) is made from Chinese long-haired goat tresses, built onto an oil-finished pearwood handle. Use it to put on the Ritz while you're chasing cobwebs.
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