What would we give to see the world from the perspective of a fish? Well...nothing, really. That rounded, distorted view would get annoying quickly, though we do still like the effect in photography. The Lesung External Fisheye Lens Clip ($6) attaches snugly to your iPhone, giving your pictures a fisheye feel. That's a much better proposition than using it permanently.
Apparently coloring your head suit isn't enough anymore. Thanks to Betty's Color for the Hair Down There ($15), you can keep your real age a secret from everyone. Wink wink. It's available in a variety of shades, but we advise against ordering the hot pink if you don't want your partner to ask if you need to see a doctor.
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden ($12) by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen isn't exactly a planting guide for novices. We mean, sure, you're probably smart enough to pick it up, read through it, and come away from it with a better understanding of how to landscape with natural grasses and wildflowers, but if you're not totally into that sort of thing, then you may find yourself doing a bit of skimming during the floral descriptions and long passages. Still, it's a fascinating read and will undoubtedly have you rethinking the way you garden.
Can't find room for all the new tea towels you're acquiring? Here's a great idea for those old linen ones: make a shirt out of them! Although we can't say that that's the originating idea behind the Grain Linen Tee ($95), the line it's from, Me & Arrow, definitely values reusing and recycling, as it uses vintage dead-stock fabric for its products. So buy this tee, enjoy its oversized checked pattern, and use it as a model for all your future home-sewing projects.
A six-inch tall Mini File Cabinet ($15)? Is this supposed to be a joke? No, it's actually a genius way to organize your business cards. The tiny cabinet holds up to eight hundred of those souvenirs from people you met at a party once. Ninety percent of the time people hand you their cards you never have reason to glance at them again, but on the chance that you could use one of those connections in the future, at least you'll be able to locate it.
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Fruity Pebbles gumballs marshmallows Guerlain Météorites Pearls ($60), then sweep brush over face strategically to immediately brighten your entire visage and even out skin tone. These amazing pigment-filled pearls have been around for awhile, but Guerlain has been working on perfecting its formula and has released three new aesthetically pleasing combos to make your face a beacon of dewy light.
We know the Queen told Kate Middleton to stop wearing "short skirts and cheap jewelry" in order to present a more modest royal image, but we bet Princess Perfect Hair is probably dying to show up to events wearing pieces like this Crystal Feather Bib necklace ($58). It's big, it's bright, it's sparkly, and yet...it's rather refined. Just like Kate.
Whoever coined the phrase, "Women don't sweat, they glisten," obviously never attended a spin class. The good news is that Dove's new Advanced Care Deodorant ($5) protects against perspiration for up to forty-eight hours, which means it might even get you through an hour of pedaling to awful techno without developing unsightly pit stains.
Yellow? Yes, hi, this Outblush speaking. Yes, we can hear you just fine, we're using a Banana Handset ($15). No, it's not a real banana, it just looks like a banana...and apparently we look bananas, too. Why is everyone that's passing by looking at us like we're crazy just for talking into a piece of fruit?
Earth Day is approaching, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by purchasing a product with the word "hippie" in the title. This Antioxidant Facial Oil ($22) is made from various fruit and veggie extracts to moisturize and revitalize skin and contains no scary chemicals.
Discover the softer side of biking (literally), with this mixed-up moto jacket ($80). It substitutes blush-colored textured linen for tough leather and studs. You'd never cut it at Sturgis, but we have a feeling that doesn't really bother you. It seems to us that you might enjoy the flowers and kittens kiddie bike parade a little more.
This seemingly nondescript Ivory Long Sleeve Blouse ($44) from Dorothy Perkins isn't your average top. That print? It's a smattering of pastel paper lanterns, and it's adorable. Wear it to work under a blazer, or tuck it into a pair of brightly-colored cropped pants - either way, you'll be making people do a double take.
The idea of walking through a field of blooming wildflowers sounds romantic, but anyone with spring allergies knows it's a recipe for disaster. For those who can't head outside without sneezing this time of year, try settling for a fresh, springy fragrance, like this Field of Flowers Perfumed Body Spritz ($35).
Now that it's spring, quilts are probably the last thing on your mind. We get it, but maybe you should be thinking about them, or at least about this Indigo Veronique/Antoinette Quilt ($392-622) from Les Indiennes. The natural cotton quilt is lightweight and printed with a double-sided pattern. You get two looks in one, and a comfy quilt to curl up under during those chillier evenings of the season.
We're going to skip over the obvious "Blow Pro" jokes we were tempted to make and instead focus on the fact that this lightweight pomade ($20) leaves your hair super silky without making it sticky or crunchy. The secret? Soy proteins and silk amino acids. Add a bit to wet hair and blow dry smooth, or use it on dry hair to add texture and shine.