Jan 28, 2015 8:40 AM
Pretty piece of home decor or organizational powerhouse? When it comes to this Universal Expert Notice Board ($38), the choice is yours. You could mount it in the hallway as a way of uselessly showing off postcards and ephemera, or stick it in everybody's line of sight and post all-important notices about finishing homework, taking out the trash, and giving Mom foot rubs.
Jan 28, 2015 8:35 AM
We know your obsession with boots is probably waning in favor of obsessing over cute flats. The good weather can't come soon enough, but while you're still slogging through the damp and the cold, you might as well drool over this pair of H by Hudson Core Booties ($315). That fringe is just perfect, isn't it? A little boot oil and waterproofing will keep these beauties looking lovely, even in inclement weather. We're also pretty confident that you can wear them for much of the upcoming spring before the temperature spikes to mandatory sandal proportions.
Jan 28, 2015 8:30 AM
You could splatter wax across your cake with some ordinary birthday candle, or take the fun to the next level with this Treasure Fortune Candle ($19). So much more than a boring stick of wax, this colorful party event burns down to reveal a capsule with your personal birthday fortune as well as a hidden surprise. Granted, scraping the wax off said hidden surprise might be way more trouble than it's worth, but at least this will keep your friends and family from trying to fit candles for every year of your existence onto your dessert.
Jan 28, 2015 8:26 AM
Perfect for one or two, this Red Enamel Teapot ($35) holds four cups of water so you can pour plenty of water into your mug and steep your new favorite loose leaf blend. Even if you sip slowly, we bet the remaining water will still be hot when you need to warm up your cuppa. Enamelware is great for holding in the heat.
Jan 28, 2015 8:20 AM
Well, that's what everyone's going to assume if you carry around a pencil/pen/artistic instrument pouch everywhere. So you might as well brag about it (even if on a particular day it's filled with more pedestrian things like make-up brushes and loose change).
I Am So Creative Pouch ($15)
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Jan 28, 2015 8:15 AM
It's been almost a month since the start of 2015. How are those resolutions treating you? If you've already started skipping the gym because there's a new episode of The Vampire Diaries, it's time to acknowledge defeat. Celebrate throwing in the towel by treating yourself to this New Year's Un-Resolutions Taster ($55), packed with all the treats you planned on denying yourself for at least another six weeks.
Jan 28, 2015 8:10 AM
Are pomegranate seeds still good for you, or has there been backlash to the juicy little bits, just like there has been for kale, eggs, and just about every other food that we once were told was "good for us" by experts? Still good? Great. We love the seeds as a way to perk up any salad, as well as this Red Pomegranate Necklace ($69). We love how the artist created the look of a cluster of delicious seeds with just a little imagination... and some serious wire bending skills.
Jan 28, 2015 8:05 AM
Your colon isn't the only thing that needs a New Year's detox. Your face could use a fresh start, too. Face Soap and Clarity ($14) from Soap and Glory is like a juice cleanse for your skin. Microbeads slough away dead skin while a yuzu superfruit complex helps purify and clean things up. Use it to clear away the results of another year of self-neglect.
Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM
It has recently come to our attention that many youths have never seen an episode of Seinfeld. *GASP!* So even though it ages us, we're going to give this Sponge-Worthy Card ($6) from Lemonwood Imprints to our valentines this year. Especially if they manage to clean the bathroom!
Jan 27, 2015 8:22 AM
Guess what looks great? Hint: It's not foundation collecting in the lines and cracks of an overly dry complexion. Illamasqua Hydra Veil ($51) provides an instant fix for dry days. The gel formula slides onto your skin, smoothing and evening while dosing you with that much needed hydration. The result? Makeup that goes on flawlessly.
Jan 27, 2015 8:15 AM
You can use a coffee mug covered with as many aphorisms and friendly exclamations as can fit, and those will probably help you start your day off on a more positive note than you would have otherwise. But no words are going to give you as much of a mood boost as the lion on this mug ($8) designed by Jane Foster. His mane looks like rays of sunshine; his smile is the real greeting you need in the morning. The fact that it's on sale will only serve to brighten your day further.
Jan 27, 2015 8:10 AM
The world might have embraced Fifty Shades of Grey, but plenty of other (far better) reads faced opposition or outright censorship when they hit the shelves. This Banned Book Scarf ($30) transforms their titles into a colorful celebration of your right to read.
Jan 27, 2015 8:05 AM
Sure, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding stress, and getting a full night's rest are the best recipe for avoiding under-eye puffiness. But who has time for that? For us non-imaginary people struggling with overloaded schedules, coffee addiction, and a lack of available hours for snoozing, there's Benefit Cosmetics' Puff-Off Instant Eye Gel ($29). Smooth it on to reduce those bags under your eyes to smaller clutches or maybe wristlets.
Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM
You take the time to figure out how often you need to change the transmission fluid on your car or tune up your snow blower. But do you have the knowledge you need to properly care for your most important machine - the one that carries around your brain? Hi.Q (Free) is an app that measures your know-how of nutrition, exercise, and medicine, all cleverly disguised as a game. Answer questions across 300 areas of health knowledge, from yoga to pregnancy, and see how your results measure up. And instead of bragging rights, "winning" might mean living longer.
Jan 26, 2015 9:09 AM
Unless you're actually planning on riding a horse, don't go full cowgirl. This Gia Hat ($72) lends a romantic, western vibe to your look without putting you at risk of being a total poser. Skip the fringed leather and pair this with a flowing sundress or harem pants and a slouchy tank.