Nov 19, 2014 9:20 AM
Cole Haan, you must have been reading our minds. These Bria Huarache OT ($77) shoes are nothing short of a fashion miracle. Made with an honest-to-goodness Nike Air sole, these light leather flats combine the comfort and support of a sneaker with the style of a mod dress shoe. We're almost tempted to take them running.
Nov 19, 2014 9:15 AM
This bright blue body scrub ($28) uses a pretty unique cast of characters to keep your skin soft and smooth: sea kelp, nutmeg extract, and aloe vera gel, to be exact. Working together, these natural elements slough off dead skin cells, polish the skin underneath, and prep your skin to absorb maximum moisture (which means you should always follow up with a luxurious lotion).
Nov 19, 2014 9:10 AM
Forget farm animals and fire trucks. Why not introduce the burgeoning artist in your life to more worthwhile subject matter? This Paris Coloring Book ($8) is full of whimsically illustrated scenes from the City of Lights, ready and waiting to be filled in by your imagination. Use it to get your kid dreaming about munching pastries or window shopping on Faubourg Saint Honoré. Of course, if seeing the Louvre get scribbled over makes your heart hurt, you could always keep this one for yourself. After all, who says grown-ups can't color?
Nov 19, 2014 9:05 AM
Concealer sticks are so last year - true beauty buffs know that Pixi's Concealing Concentrate ($12) is where it's at. The super lightweight formula is chock full of vitamins, so you can nourish and protect your skin while evening out your skin tone and covering blemishes, dark spots, and under eye circles. Give it a try - we're guessing you'll never go back to sticks again!
Nov 19, 2014 9:00 AM
Put a Sketchbook Ceramic Candle ($22 each) on your bookshelf and you've just added both ambiance and art to your room. Imagine what the trio could accomplish for you! Well, more light in the corner of your nook, for sure, but they'll also make you look like you effortlessly know how to decorate your space, even if you're the sorta clueless type who just buys everything from Target clearance end caps (guilty!).
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Nov 19, 2014 8:55 AM
We love things that fizz (evidenced by the number of champagne bottles in our recycling bin), so it didn't take much to convince us to try this bubbly brightening treatment ($42). Mix the powdered formula with a little water and suddenly you've got a fizzy foam. Massage into your face and let the vitamin C, citrus extracts, and Brazilian acerola fruit brighten your complexion and leave your skin glowing.
Nov 19, 2014 8:50 AM
Squee! This ASOS Sweater with Cat Elbow Patches ($42) combines two of our all-time favorite trends: elbow patch sweaters and kitties. The lightweight knit makes it perfect for tossing over tanks or camis, but you'll want to skip the jacket to make sure you show the world the cuteness adorning your joints.
Nov 19, 2014 8:45 AM
What kind of munch-able appetizers and finger foods belong on these Cocktail Recipe Plates ($25)? We're thinking candied nuts, mini Swedish meatballs, bruschetta with crostini, and some smoked salmon canapés. They're all nice and traditional, and easy to follow with a sip of your favorite classic cocktail!
Nov 19, 2014 8:40 AM
We're longstanding fans of Cantecaille's ultra-luxurious cosmetics, especially their palettes made in support of a range of adorable endangered species. This 15 Year Anniversary Eye Shade Trio ($68) puts three critters in need together in one natural, earth-hued package. Help save the elephants, sea turtles, and monarch butterflies with one fell swoop of your makeup brush.
Nov 19, 2014 8:34 AM
Whew! Going to all that effort of hitting the button for your weather app sure is exhausting. Wouldn't it be easier if someone just delivered a forecast to your phone exactly when you wanted it? Especially if that someone was an adorable cartoon cat?
Well, today is your lucky day. Poncho (Free) is a web-based app that provides personalized forecasts straight to your phone or inbox. At sign up, you'll be quizzed about your daily life, from your commute to your pets. Then Poncho will start popping up on your screen to let you know whether to wear a jacket, pack tissues, or expect a bad hair day. Available in select cities.
Nov 19, 2014 8:30 AM
When we picked up this set of shea butter hand creams ($42), we planned to use them for stocking stuffers. But then we slipped one in our handbags. And threw one in our desks at work. And tossed one into our gym bags for good measure. Our self-control sucks, but it's safe to say we'll have soft hands for the foreseeable future.
Nov 19, 2014 8:25 AM
What sort of notes will you keep in this Mini Journal Necklace ($88)? Really, really short ones, obviously. But how cool will it be to wear your secrets around your neck? Now you just need to find the world's smallest pen.
Nov 19, 2014 8:20 AM
Is your skin not looking quite as resplendent as it did in your early 20s? Resist the urge to go all Lisa Rinna on your face. Instead, combat the signs of aging by using this A-Bomb cream ($70) that smothers your skin in nutrients - specifically, vitamins A, C, E, B3, and B5. The powerful cocktail will soften lines, fill in wrinkles, moisturize, soothe, and brighten skin. It can even help reduce skin discoloration caused by sun spots and rosacea.
Nov 19, 2014 8:14 AM
Technically, you'll probably need more stuff to care for your new babe than what's sold in this Everything You Need and More Set ($69) from Burt's Bees Baby, but it's actually a pretty decent compilation of cozy clothes, soft wash and burp cloths, bibs, and blankets. Just make sure you've got some diapers handy, a boob or a bottle, and ta-da! This parenting thing is easy-peasy, right?!
Nov 19, 2014 8:10 AM
No evening in with friends would be complete without a hefty dose of humiliation. Accentuate ($32) is an ultra-simple game that serves it up in spades, forcing you to attempt to imitate a pile of foreign inflections. The included phrases would be silly enough when read in your own voice, so we're sure trying to slur them out in your sad imitation of a native of Moscow or Tokyo will be a gut-buster.