Sep 2, 2014 9:14 AM
Does this morning sound familiar? You wake up to the sound of your alarm, you wearily swat it off, and then, next thing you know, you're waking up again two hours later confused as to why you didn't get up when you're supposed to.
The Dumbbell Alarm Clock ($50) makes shutting off your alarm a little more strenuous. Before it stops ringing, you'll have to flex your arm and lift the weight a few repetitions. That action alone should be enough to make you feel more alert in the morning.
Sep 2, 2014 9:05 AM
Who's printing anymore? When it comes to showing off your portfolio, the world has gone digital. But your trusty tablet somehow seems less impressive than those sleek, old school cases. Take that first impression up a notch by wrapping your device in this Everyday Leather iPad Envelope ($79). It comes with free monogramming and a range of colors, from classy camel to wild-side options like porcelain blue and emerald green. Just remember to clean those greasy Candy Crush Saga fingerprints off your screen before you leave the house.
Sep 2, 2014 9:00 AM
This pair of Triver Flight Laser Cut Booties ($219) are suede, so avoid wearing them during wet weather, but that's probably the only thing that will stop you from lacing them up on a daily basis. They're comfy, chic, and the perfect shoe for the awkward in-between seasons forecast that always seems to change every hour or two!
Sep 2, 2014 8:55 AM
When you were a baby, your mother used to bathe you in the kitchen sink. Maybe she kept it more sanitary, but you would be an awful parent to "clean" your infant in the same place your husband lets gross dishes stack up for days at a time. That's why you need a Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub ($60). The tub is just the right size for a newborn... and then adjusts to becomes just the right size again when your child grows into a toddler.
Sep 2, 2014 8:50 AM
We're sure you recycle your empties, but do you do it as cleverly as the Ugandan artisans behind this Bukoto Upcycled Glassware ($16)? Uganda has no glass recycling, but at least some of their discarded bottles are rescued and transformed into these pretty drinking glasses. We love that they mean we're helping to reduce waste and provide fair wages for local craftspeople while we stock our cabinets.
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Sep 2, 2014 8:45 AM
Drink with the best of the bad boys, just... don't get yourself into loads of trouble and wind up with a mug shot and a stint in the slammer. The back of each glass in the Mug Shots Shot Glasses Set ($17, set of 6) lists the rap sheet of some of the most famous mob bosses and crime ring leaders, so even when your vision is blurry from too much tequila, you should be able to read exactly what kinds of activities to avoid in order to stay under the radar.
Sep 2, 2014 8:40 AM
Working out is great and all, but wouldn't you love to burn even more calories? Try the Body By Jake Max Burn Suit ($20), which maximizes your body heat and perspiration to burn more calories. Turn that 800 calorie workout into 1,000 calories!
Sep 2, 2014 8:35 AM
Is there anything more annoying than that friend who insists on tagging you in photos where she looks great but you look like a splotchy mess with pores the size of the Grand Canyon? Make sure it never happens again by applying this CC cream ($38) before you go out in public. Like the name implies, it doesn't make you look like you're hiding under a layer of makeup - it just makes you look naturally flawless. (Suck on that, annoying social media friend!)
Sep 2, 2014 8:30 AM
Woohoo, you're expecting! Congrats! Need a fun way to tell your parents? Head over to their place with some breakfast treats, tell 'em you'll refill their coffees for them and pour some java into the mugs from this set ($20). Oh, and time how long it takes them to read, comprehend, and accept their new roles. (Don't forget to snap a few photos, too!)
Sep 2, 2014 8:25 AM
When's the last time a candle got you excited about eating your five a day? This Carrot Produce Candle ($24) fills your kitchen with an earthy, sweet scent evocative of summer gardens and busy farmers markets. It might even tempt you to skip the chips.
Sep 2, 2014 8:20 AM
The outdoor growing season is winding down, but that doesn't mean you have to go without your fresh herbs for a few months. Replant your favorites into the Boskke Cube 3 Plant Pot ($50). The clear polycarbonate body of the potting system holds water, so you pour once and it slowly waters your plants from the bottom up, promoting good health and fast growth. Whenever you need to add some basil to your sauce, just snip a few leaves off and chiffonade away!
Sep 2, 2014 8:15 AM
Blow-drying after an early morning arm workout is the worst - we've gone out in public with wet hair more times than we'd care to admit just because we can't lift our arms above our shoulders when we get home from the gym. Clearly we need to invest in a super light blow dryer, like this compact fold-able option from T3 ($150). Not only is it light as a feather, it barely takes up any space in your drawer.
Sep 2, 2014 8:10 AM
It's a canoe! It's a kayak! It's... well, it's both, kind of. The important thing is that it's transparent. Combining the best elements of two boats, the Transparent Canoe Kayak ($2,500) is clear so you can actually see the marine life swimming around below you. While it will in no way protect you from sharks, at least you'll know in advance that one is swimming beneath you.
Sep 2, 2014 8:05 AM
Ever since we saw the slate gray eye Kerry Washington rocked at the Emmys, we've been wanting to try the look ourselves. While Kerry's shadow was a custom blend from two different shades, we think this gunmetal option ($25) from Napoleon Perdis comes pretty damn close. We can't wait to recreate this look for our next date night.
Sep 2, 2014 8:00 AM
Important beauty news: Swoon has created a pickup artist that won't try to hit on you while wearing True Religion jeans and smelling of Axe body spray. This handy little wand ($15) fits into the tube of any almost empty gloss container, and the flexible brush is able to grab every last drop to make sure you get your money's worth. Greatest beauty invention ever? Quite possibly. If only it could protect us from douchebags at the bar...