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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: The Eco Boxy Felt Camera Case

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Wendy's Chromatic Mom

Says Wendy: "My mom is hard to shop for because she has opposite styles. Her wardrobe is rather bright while her home is rather dull. Every room in the house is either white or beige with plain brown furniture! I want to help her see how great and uplifting splashes... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Mike Mc's In-Need-of-Comfort Mom

Says Mike: "This year has been very tough for my mother and I'd really like to do something special for her. I just returned from a year in Afghanistan (which caused her alot of stress) only to discover she'd just been laid off from her job as a full time... [More]

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21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

Like a nice wine and cheese pairing, it seems that so many of our spring and summer activities are better when paired with beer. Maybe the frosty beverage drowns out the heat, or at least makes us forget about it, but whatever the reason - it works! 21st Amendment Brewery... [More]

 

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Circle Cuff Bracelet

When on the hunt for that truly special cocktail hour accessory, we keep three things in mind. 1) We haven't quite seen anything like it. 2) It makes us feel amazing. 3) Affordability. Akira's Circle Cuff Bracelet ($12) fulfills all three and with flying colors! We're takin' this one home... [More]

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Stella McCartney Galbinata Shoes

We don't know about you, but we go through our trainers pretty quickly! They just get grimy and dirty after so many workouts, especially if you're training outdoors. Well, you can put the Galbinata Shoes ($160) by Stella McCartney next on your list of trainers. Stella puts as much thought... [More]

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A di Alessi Lily Bird Soy Sauce Container

If someday Alessi makes a product we don't love, you'll be the first to hear about it - but until then, we'll sing their praises from the rooftops! Imagine sprucing up your sushi routine with the A di Alessi Lily Bird Soy Sauce Container ($34). The result of a collaboration... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Assouline's Vintage Cocktails

We're shopping on retro row in preparation for our antique cocktail party coming up, and we'll be all set with the Assouline's Vintage Cocktails ($32) book safely stashed behind our bar. Nix the guessing game, and get the proportions right for the all the simple classics including the Gin Fizz,... [More]

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Puppy Gift Basket

With all the focus on Mother's Day, we thought we'd shift to those of you who are mothers in a non-traditional sense - those who try your hand at mothering slightly furrier creatures before the human kind. The Puppy Gift Basket ($39) from Jezalin's Gifts is the perfect treat for... [More]

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Living Proof Hold Flexible Hairspray

We were longtime fans of Living Proof's Full Thickening Cream and Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream, and just about had a heart attack when we discovered their latest product, Living Proof Hold Flexible Hairspray ($14-24) at our local Sephora. Containing the same "No Frizz" polyfluoroester ingredients as their styling... [More]

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Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

If you're a child of the 80s and didn't dream of dyeing your hair red and being Molly Ringwald for a day, you're lying! In Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick ($17) Ringwald shares entertaining anecdotes on love, sex, beauty, style, motherhood, friendship and travel.... [More]

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Queen's Collection Pearl Dress

Hello, Mad Men chic! This coral 60's-style Queen's Collection Pearl Dress ($110) needs to be in our closet, STAT. At first glance, all you notice is the simple silhouette. Look closer, and take a gander at the intricate tailoring, pleating at the hips, and adorable faux pearl epaulet shoulder embellishments.... [More]

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Mini Food Jewelry

Seriously, guys. We had a cute overload moment when we saw Etsy seller Petiplat's food jewelry. This Parisian makes the most realistic, miniature food art we've ever seen! We'd eat a mountain of them if we didn't know they were artificial. We're going for the Fantastic Chocolate Waffle Earrings ($16),... [More]

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Soffie 4 Front Buckle Belt

Twenty Thirty Forty operates on a philosophy that we think everyone should personally adopt: Dress yourself in clothing that makes you feel good and style that garners a compliment everyday. We think the Soffie 4 Front Buckle Belt ($195) would make us feel great! Pair it with a loose tunic... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Spanish Chocolate Dipped Figs

When she takes her first bite she'll have no idea what to expect, and then - pure bliss! Spanish Chocolate Dipped Figs ($22 for a 16 pc box) are the perfect way to "wow" Mom - with something other than the traditional flowers and chocolate. Zingerman's has a hard time... [More]

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Tortilla Press

As you begin preparations for your Cinco de Mayo festivities, you'll no doubt be focused on the tequila and cerveza - we're here to remind you about the food. Homemade tortillas would make a kick ass addition to any gathering and the Tortilla Press ($19) would make a great addition... [More]

 

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OPI Pedicure Mask

Our feet take a lot of abuse. Whether we're pounding the pavement trying to get in shape for swimsuit season or strutting our stuff in stilettos, by the end of the day, our feet are fatigued. OPI Pedicure Mask ($28) saves us on the days we log a lot of... [More]

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Washed Wood Tassel Chandelier

After what seems like an eternity, it's happened: we grow tired of sparkle. Surpass glitz with the handsome Washed Wood Tassel Chandelier ($999). So much can be said about steadfast design simplicity, and the balance of understated decorative drops and strong au naturale wood materials hits just the right note.... [More]

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Elie Tahari Lucia Blouse

Would it be sexist to say that we are stunned when male designers hit it right on the head when it comes to knowing what women want to wear? Elie Tahari is one of those designers who knows what women want and knows what looks good on us. The Lucia... [More]

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Dorothy Parker Martini Glass

The fabulous Dorothy Parker, writer and critic for Vogue, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, was no shrinking violet. A lady we can relate to, full of verbal wit and satire, and enjoyed a cocktail on more than one occasion. The Dorothy Parker Martini Glass ($13) is a fitting homage... [More]

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Lug Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag

Our search for the perfect gym bag that doesn't require a pre-workout workout just to get it into our lockers has ended! Lug Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag ($75) has tons of pockets and pouches for anything you can manage to squeeze in. This bag has too many bells and whistles... [More]

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Seychelles Joan Wedge

Spring is in full bloom...on your feet! The Seychelles Joan Wedge Sandal ($90) will make you smile no matter how dreary the day. Besides, we're almost through April showers, so if anyone raises an eyebrow, just let them know these are your May flowers!... [More]

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Cross-Front Knit Dress

We turn to Old Navy for reliable basics at reliable prices (sorry to sound like a commercial, but it's true!). Turns out Old Navy designs more than just basics! Their Cross-Front Knit Dress ($20) is a pointillist dream in cotton. Ideal for a springtime play-date, this dress features adjustable straps... [More]

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Dianne Brill Lip Lingerie

Makeup is wonderful for hiding any potential flaws, but sometimes it's just. too. much. We like a touch of color to enhance what we're working with and call that good enough (especially on Fridays!). Dianne Brill has us covered - barely - with Lip Lingerie Little Nothings ($28). This sheer,... [More]

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Bloom Flower Lamp

Who couldn't use a little extra light and a little extra cute in their rooms? We know we could! Just clip the Bloom Flower Lamp ($30) to any chair or table and you've got instant pretty with green, white or pink flowers. Great for a little lady's room, or that... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Anna's Mom (Who Has Time On Her Hands)

Says Anna: "Professionally my mom was a psychiatrist who decided to leave the medical field to raise three unruly children and now has run out of things to control...I uh mean...do...now that all her kids are grown and off in the world. She fills what time she can with exercise... [More]

 

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Maya's Brave Mother

Maya tells us that her "...mom's birthday is within a week of mother's day, and every year, my sister and I struggle to find the perfect gift that can make an impact for both occasions. She is typically easy to shop for, but last October she was diagnosed with breast... [More]

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Sawako Furuno Ribbon Cycling Helmet

You're taking the eco-initiative and biking or scooter-ing to work each day - good for you! But that helmet... So drab. So not you. A Sawako Furuno Ribbon Cycling Helmet ($104) will keep your noggin safe and keep you looking chic, with its muted celadon hue and cute ribbon-print trim.... [More]

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James Jeans Twiggy Jeans

Sure, $138 for a pair of skinny jeans might seem excessive, but trust us: James Jeans are masters of proper fit, using contoured waistbands and angled back pockets to make 'em look great on anyone. These James Jeans Twiggy Jeans ($138) feature a cropped 29" inseam, a black-rinsed finish, and... [More]

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Beauty For Real See the Light Lip Gloss

Touch up your look anytime, anywhere, with new Beauty For Real See the Light! Illuminating Lip Gloss ($22). Available in nine luscious shades, the tube has a light in the wand and a mirror on one side of the tube. The formula is loaded with antioxidants, aloe vera, and avocado... [More]

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One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects

Crafting is like eating, sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, or in this case our hands. We have grandiose ideas that we are a smidge more Martha than we really are - when maybe we've just never been given the right tools, or taught the right way. One-Yard... [More]

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Carnival Salt and Pepper Shakers

Let the the festivals begin with the Carnival Salt and Pepper Shakers ($34). Not everybody's looking to go off the wall with their seasoning tools, and certainly oblique sculptural statements aren't in everyone's taste. Start a color story with these familiar shapes.... [More]

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Doubtblush: The Ex-girlfriend T Dress

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. What an eyesore! When we... [More]

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TokyoMilk Bubble Bath No. 2

This is not the first time, nor the last, we rave about TokyoMilk, and their Bubble Bath No. 2 ($22) is heavenly. The dreamy Fish Bowl with Floral Background bottle is pictured, and we'll willingly jump through the looking glass. Special luxuries in this mix are Japanese green tea extract,... [More]

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Plastic Bathing Shoe

At last! A water-shoe that isn't atrocious looking! British shoe specialists F-troupe created a beach friendly rendition of a classic sneaker. The Plastic Bathing Shoe ($45) features cut-outs and a cute plant print sole that you can stamp into the sand with every step. You no longer need to fear... [More]

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B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Man, have we been itching for a great new hip-hop album. Nothing like shaking the dust off winter with a little ass shaking and moving and grovin! B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray ($8) is the answer to a musical prayer. A mix of pop, rock, r&b, hip/hop, rap... [More]

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Carrots Shorts

Yes, these shorts might initially remind you of something your mom would have worn in the 80s, but try to push those images out of your head because Anna Marcolina's Carrots Shorts ($105) are a contemporary rendition of high-waist shorts. These pleated shorts come in a fit, tapered shape reminiscent... [More]

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Culture Club: Palm Pixi Touchstone Hummingbird Cover

The Palm Pixi Touchstone Hummingbird Cover ($30) is our top choice in the Artist Series, an array of limited-edition back covers designed by compelling contemporary artists; each artist is exclusively commissioned for the project, and every single piece is a numbered edition. This design's bright cartoon flowers and vivacious bird... [More]

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blanketID Pet Tag

None of us like to think of what would happen if our pet were to run away one day. But, preparing for the worst is worth it. The blanketID Pet Tag ($32) is the next best thing to a pet GPS tracker! Upon purchase of a tag and membership, you... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Aerogarden

Green thumbs go unnoticed in inhospitable climates, but all gardening moms will smile with the Aerogarden ($140) all lush and beautiful on their counter top. A special Adaptive Growth Intelligence system delivers the perfect amount of light and nutrients from germination to maturity for fast, full growth of plants. This... [More]

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Vinyl Globe

We're tired of cringing every time Alex announces World Geography - we're lucky if we can find Canada on a map! Lesson learned - pay more attention to the teacher, and less attention to the cutie behind us! Well there's no time like the present, and no better tool than... [More]

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Portemone Robin's Egg Purse

Remember that coin purse you used to fill with the few quarters and trinkets you had when you were little? Ours was tacky vinyl pink with garish stars, but we loved it. Even in our younger years we were savvy, since having a little purse to keep loose change and... [More]

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Sew Cute Necklace

Maybe you haven't converted to making all your own clothes - but you certainly have been trying your hand at some DIY goods lately. What better way to give a shout-out to your new favorite mechanical wonder than the Sew Cute Necklace ($32) - featuring an adorable old sewing machine... [More]

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Vapur Anti-Bottle

Carrying a reusable water bottle is just great... until the bottle's empty and you're left toting around an empty piece of plastic that's not doing you any good at all. Well, Vapur solved that problem with the so-simple-it's-brilliant Anti-Bottle ($16 for a set of 2). This reusable bottle folds up... [More]

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GhostPatrol Pencil Art

GhostPatrol Pencil Art ($1850) is creative genius that we swoon over. You may be wondering what's up with the secret agent-y name. This Melbourne based artist began as a street stenciler and, having gained international fame, has expanded his work to ink illustration, printmaking, and installations. In the piece to... [More]

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Tag Metal Watering Pitcher

If we didn't have the drawing skills of a three-year-old, we might be able to recreate the beautiful flowers on the Tag Metal Watering Pitcher ($26). The Sarah's Garden pattern looks fabulous on galvanized metal, and this shabby chic tool is a lovely home accessory perfect for Spring.... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Chalkboard Eggs

Chalkboard Eggs ($35) by Red Thread are darling message bearers that your mom can keep around the kitchen or office. These are real ostrich eggs from down under hollowed out and propped in a twine nest. Red Thread assures that ostrich eggs are as sturdy as ceramic, so you may... [More]

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Vineyard Vines Beach House Dress

It doesn't matter how much adorable stuff we pack, as soon as we're on vacation we end up spending nearly the whole thing in the same beach cover-up. We can't help it, that loose, flowy, lightweight fabric is so damn comfortable! Vineyard Vines understands, so they took their already stylish... [More]

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Wyndmere Aches & Pains Cream

We're hitting the gym hard (hello, have you seen all the cute bathing suits this season?) and our bodies are hitting home the point that beauty knows no pain. Every night before we crawl into bed, we're rubbing a healthy dose of Wyndemere Aches & Pains Cream ($13) on our... [More]

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Angels with Fountain Cuff

Oh, how we adore the Angels with Fountain Cuff ($42). This gorgeous brass cuff embossed with an antique scene in black is gonna make our lovely wrists even more eye catching. A dainty chain closure makes this cuff different than the rest and the price... Wooohooo! A new treasure for... [More]

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Have A Smaller Penis Gum

We can't imagine who we'd offer Have A Smaller Penis Gum ($2), unless of course we were being ironic!... [More]

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All the Night Skirt

Don't judge us when we say we haven't jumped onto the tie-dye band wagon just yet. We're slowly making our way, and Obey's All the Night Skirt ($96) is helping us get there! The feminine chiffon skirt comes in a subtle, single colored tie-dye pattern. The smocked waistband guarantees a... [More]

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Talk Bubble Cards

Talk Bubbles are super in right now! Feed the talk bubble fervor by snatching up one of mmmg's Talk Bubble Cards ($4). These simple and colorfully vibrant cards come in the four all-encompassing messages, Thank You, Love, Good Luck, and Happy Birthday.... [More]

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Les Trompe l'Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art

A few months back, the fashionista blogosphere was positively buzzing over Les Trome l'Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art ($75), and naturally, they sold out in a hot Parisian minute. But now, these faboosh temporary tattoos are back in stock, darlings, so buy NOW! Perfect for shocking your relates at... [More]

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The Village Sunglasses

We totally see Lady Gaga wearing shades like Karen Walker's Village Sunglasses ($200). Don't you? The bright coral frames highlight the sunglasses' architectural design for a truly badass look. Go ahead, try 'em!... [More]

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Picnic Charcoal Grill

Oh man, are you about to be the coolest kid on the playground come picnic time with this little wonder! When you pull the Picnic Charcoal Grill ($55) out of your trunk, you're taking your burgers and dogs to cute town. With an adorable retro vibe and a compact design... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Susan's Busy Mama

Says Susan: "Hey Outblush! My Mama is a pediatrician, former child of the sixties, make up eschewing (but arm pit and leg shaving) one woman work machine. I think she's a closet product junkie but she would never admit it or buy anything for herself...however if my sister or I... [More]

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WINNERS: Outblush Hearts (Your) Mom Giveaway and Personal Shopper

Wow, y'all sure love your mamas! We've got some great personal shoppers based on the responses to our Outblush Hearts (Your) Mom Giveaway coming up, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, just to refresh your memory, here's a list of all the fabulous prizes we'd rounded up: an... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Cathryn's Librarian Mum

Cathryn wrote in to say that her "Mom doesn't care about things, but she does love books...but as a librarian, she doesn't BUY books for herself!" Well, we could name dozens, if not hundreds, of amazing books, but obviously that won't do. Hope these choices help you pamper your momma!... [More]

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Eye Chart Print

Start a game of "I spy" with this clever Eye Chart Print ($27) handmade by the Keep Calm Gallery in the UK. We're not so sure we can read all the way to the bottom, but we won't feel guilty for cheating as the optometrist won't be around. The gallery... [More]

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StrangeBeautiful Color Cubes Nail Polish

Part nail lacquer, part art, new StrangeBeautiful Color Cubes Nail Polish Sets ($25) will add whimsy to your next mani-pedi. Each set includes two colors (each in their own bottle) encased in a single Lucite tube with two caps. Available in Never Ending Deep Lake Blue/J. Herbin Black Violette, Dia... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Serena and Lily Market Organic Sling

New moms know how important it is to keep baby close, cozy and warm. Soft organic cotton lines the Serena and Lily Market Organic Sling ($129) and keeps baby right next to you and in comfort. The sling is made from a seamless piece of fabric; is easy to wear... [More]

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I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

The woman who encouraged us to embrace the word "vagina", Eve Ensler, is back with a stunning collection of stories from young women around the globe. I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World ($14) touches on the not so pretty world of child prostitution,... [More]

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J-Me Nest Shoe Rack

Turn your shoe collection into an art installment with these nifty J-Me Nest Shoe Racks ($120). Each wall-mounted rack holds six pairs of shoes, and frankly, we can't believe no one thought of this sooner; our Imelda Marcos-sized shoe collection deserves to be seen outside our closet doors. After all,... [More]

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Cardboard Safari Rhino Trophy

A welcome parody of the animal trophy has hit the market. Go against the decor grain while supporting animal rights with the Cardboard Safari Rhino Trophy ($28). The imaginative slotted construction uses recycled cardboard in basic brown or white, ready to be adorned or bedazzled. Because animals should never be... [More]

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Dangle Flower Earrings

As much as we want to, we're not going to wear a daisy chain in our hair every day. We might, however, wear these cute yet chic Dangle Flower Lace Earrings ($70 on sale!). These darling danglers are made of recycled silver and we love 'em because they're both flirtatiously... [More]

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Marc Jacobs Applique Handbag

Marc Jacobs is our fashion superhero, particularly in the handbag department. Boy knows how to throw together leather and zippers! He's worked his magic once again with the Applique Handbag ($635), a stunning little creation featuring "O" shaped handles and a silver art deco applique. The light robin egg blue... [More]

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CB2 Perspective Mirror

Why decorate with one big mirror when you can decorate with many mini mirrors? The overall reflection from CB2's Perspective Mirror ($149) is angled in different direction and as a result, much more interesting than what you'd get with a single mirrored pane. Check out the additional photos to see... [More]

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Slender Wines

Could wine be more amazing? Before quickly answering, "no," wait just a second. What if it had no carbs, fat, or sugar? Slender Wines ($11) from the Chateau Thomas Winery in Indiana use a natural sweetener, Zerose, to give you all that you love about wine, without all the sugar... [More]

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CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara

We'd never been terribly impressed with CoverGirl mascaras, preferring to stick to their foundations & lipsticks, but their LashBlast line has changed our tune. First came LashBlast Volume, then LashBlast Length, and now, CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara ($10), the best of both worlds? Sort of. We picked a tube up... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Heartfelt Swatch Watch

Every mother wants to feel special, and the Mother's Day 2010 limited edition Heartfelt Swatch Watch ($120) feels like an exclusive treat. The sophisticated pale periwinkle band has a subtle snakeskin pattern, and as a whole, the simplicity of this piece could suit a broad range of styles and personalities.... [More]

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Ribbons Entertainment Cabinet

We spend a lot of time staring at our TV (too much, really), but if we kept it in this gorgeous Ribbons Entertainment Cabinet ($4,299) we'd probably spend just as much time staring at the cabinet holding our television! The silver tipped doors of this mahogany cabinet are pocket doors,... [More]

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Yellow Wave iPad Techee Sleeve

We like to think of iPads as oversized iPhones, and just like your iPhone, it needs a sturdy case to keep it safe from the inevitable bumps and scratches of your daily run around. Enter Etsy. Stand-out seller, Rogue Theory, creates a wide variety of iPad sleeves all made with... [More]

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Moroccanoil Hair Product

Moroccanoil ($36) is a marvelous elixir of wonderment that is akin to bottled happiness. That may sound like an overstatement... to anyone who hasn't massaged this magical potion into their hair. You may balk at the idea of putting anything oil-based into your hair - no one wants their hair... [More]

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The Paper Bride

DIY brides and lovers of all crafts paper related will adore the inspiration and instruction found in The Paper Bride: Wedding DIY from Pop-the-Question to Tie-the-Knot and Happily Ever After ($17). Despite the title, these crafts aren't relegated to the wedding realm. Learn how to properly decorate your posh soiree... [More]

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Nightingale Ruffle Dress

New season, new LBD! Put that cold-weather LBD back into hibernation. Things are getting hotter now that it's almost summer, and that includes your little black dress. The Lamixx Nightingale Strapless Ruffle Dress ($37) will bring out your mischievous side with its mini skirt length and adventurous ruffle detail. The... [More]

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Bike Wheel Clock

We've seen bikes stored on wall hangers, but here's another way to prop a bike wheel on your wall! The Bike Wheel Clock ($119) is the work of Etsy seller Pixelthis who crafts clocks and art from discarded objects. Mount this recycled piece in your home, and you'll be the... [More]

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Diamancel Nail and Foot Files

Constantly having to replace used up nail files can be an annoying inconvenience. Solution? Diamonds! Mountains and mountains of diamonds! Okay, maybe more like Diamancel's Nail and Foot Files ($28-$38), files that are finely layered with diamonds. The shape of the diamonds allows for effective filing in all directions, and... [More]

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Honda U3-X

After the novelty of the Segway wore off - we were left with a bunch of tourists and cops running into everything while wearing funny helmets. Thank goodness that madness has segway-ed into the Honda U3-X (TBA)! This latest and greatest personal mobility device from Honda was recently showcased and... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: BloemBox Habitat Gardens Assortment

With all the hard work Mom puts into her gardens - it's not just for her own enjoyment, she want visitors to share the blooms and love. After planting the BloemBox Habitat Gardens Assortment ($99) neighbors, birds and insects alike will be flocking to her outdoor sanctuary. Each box comes... [More]

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80%20 Trudy Seersucker Slip-On Wedge Sneakers

Ahoy, there, matey! You're lookin' pretty shipshape in those 80%20 Trudy Seersucker Slip-On Wedge Sneakers ($62)! Nautical puns aside (or should that be overboard?), we're digging these grey seersucker wedges that'll look simply aces with Bermuda shorts and a tank top come summertime. Love!... [More]

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Tom Douglas by Pinzon Grill-Wok

Cage shoes are hot. Cage outdoor cookware is hotter. The Tom Douglas by Pinzon Grill-Wok ($43) takes the mess out of grilling (No more embarrassing butterfingers+tong barbecue moments to ruin our cooking cred and our chances with the cute new neighbor.). This two piece stainless steel mesh pan has a... [More]

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Orla Kiely Multi Cars Travel Duffle

Orla Kiely, why must you make it so hard for us to save our hard earned ducats? Another of your amazing bags, Orla Kiely Multi Cars Travel Duffle ($330) has made its' way onto our radar and into our hearts. This coated canvas bag is covered in a great multi... [More]

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Jizz Nail Paint

We did a little research to see if the word "jizz" has ever made an appearance on Outblush. Turns out that this post is OB's first encounter with the j-word! It was bound to happen sooner or later (ehh...maybe?), and we're glad it's with BleachBlack's Jizz Nail Paint ($13). We're... [More]

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Ceramic Tea Carafe

The mid-morning shakes, the irritability, the headaches - our daily coffee addiction habit is both a blessing and a curse. In an attempt to be a tad healthier, we can at least offset some of this caffeine overload with a beverage switch. The Ceramic Tea Carafe ($20) is a beautiful... [More]

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Loquita Gun Scarf

Bang, bang! Let's see how many gun-related puns we can shoot(1) into this post about this Loquita Gun Scarf ($268). The print is bang on(2) and will look great as a bandita-style face mask. We daresay passersby will think you're a real pistol(3)! We're stopping now. (You're welcome.)... [More]

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HauteLook - This week's sales: Save up to 75% on Lorac, Mike & Chris, and American Apparel

Attention, ladies (and gentlemen, we know you're reading, too!)! We've got another sneak peak at this week's HauteLook exclusive sales for you! Like we've told you before, HauteLook offers exclusive members-only designer sample sales with discounts of 50-70% off retail. You'll get to shop for clothing, accessories, beauty products, home... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Out of the Blue by Oasis: Collector's Edition

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Mother's Day Giveaway: It's Complicated

§Who isn't a Meryl Streep fan? Seriously, she can do no wrong, and It's Complicated ($16 on DVD or $26 on Blu-Ray™) is no exception. Starring Streep as a divorced mom opposite Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin in a second-time-around love triangle, its spit-your-drink-out funny, sweet, and refreshing. This is... [More]

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Cloak™ Bag Travel Camera Bag

How many times has a killer shot escaped as you wrestled with your camera bag? About a couple thousand? Us too! Well no more, budding Ansel Adams', the Cloak™ Bag Travel Camera Bag ($49) keeps your camera ready to shoot at a moment's notice. The world's first shoot-through camera bag... [More]

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Butterfly Can Opener

It's spring! (Yes, we're still celebrating that fact.) And just like Alice, we're in our own little wonderland of singing flowers, colorful caterpillars, and Butterfly Can Openers ($25), too! This creative and ergonomic kitchen tool from Danish designers Normann Copenhagen is just the accessory to bring a dash of cheer... [More]

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Nimbo Slap-On Watch

Yes, this is what you think it is. Yes, we are as excited as you think we are. You guys, Nimbo has made a freaking Slap-On Watch ($85)!!! That's right, slap bracelets from your childhood have now become a legit adult accessory. Revel in the awesomeness, and join us as... [More]

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Kooba Drew Tote

This Kooba Drew Tote ($595) is a fashion forward handbag with a slightly vintage feel. The leather has a slight sheen and gently weathered texture - both of which compliment the bag's slouchy construction. The thicker straps would hang comfortably on your shoulder and the size is like baby bear's... [More]

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HypnosEye iPhone Projector

We can't afford a home theater, but we can turn our iPhone into a projector with the HypnosEye iPhone Projector ($74). Portable and energy efficient, this nifty gadget uses the light from the iPhone touch screen to enhance our viewing experience. It's recommended for dark settings - talk about the... [More]

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Hurley Speakeasy Skirt

There's something so casually comfortable about the Hurley Speakeasy YC Skirt ($35) that we just can't resist it. Maybe it's the draping, or the not-quite-black shade of grey that goes with everything. Sure, it's short, but not any more so than our favorite summer shorts. (Besides, how many of us... [More]

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Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag

You've been there before - out in the elements, roughing it, it's cold, and you just wanna do the no pants dance pee without having to get out of your sleeping bag! Well friends, no longer will this plague your camping trips! The Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag ($149) features middle... [More]

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The Picture Pack

If you're not into cute, this won't be for you, but Peter Wood's The Picture Pack could make a charming, spare-minute wasting piece of wall art for a child or a not-very-jaded adult. Wood is a UK artist known for creating illustrated playing cards, and here an entire transformation deck... [More]

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Pink Tulip Dress

The Pink Tulip Dress ($75) is doubly floral! A voluminous flower-like ornament spans across the hip whilst complementing the dress' tulip silhouette. Strapless and form fitting, this soft pink dress is sweet with a sexy edge, making it our pick for upcoming spring and summer weddings.... [More]

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Snoozeberry Sleep Shot

The Snoozeberries taste like Snoozeberries! Sorry, the reference was staring us in the face, we couldn't resist. Anyways, if you're anything like us, you have a problem with sleep - it don't come easy! The Snoozeberry Sleep Shot ($20 for 6 shots) tastes like a yummy blend of blueberries and... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Timi & Leslie Mirelle Diaper Bag

If Stacy London has taught us anything, it's that just because you have a baby doesn't mean that you have to neglect your fashion needs. Stand up for your style with the rich tapestry Timi & Leslie Mirelle Diaper Bag ($40). It looks like it came out of Jonathan Rhys... [More]

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Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Scrub

Scrub-a-dub-dubbing without soap seems a bit counterintuitive, but Goodbye Detergent's Spaghetti Scrubs ($11) have natural abrasives that clean your pots, pans, counters, and so on without a need for any additional cleaning agents! The strands of these scrubs are made of natural items like corn cobs and peach pits. They... [More]

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Equipe Alarm Clock

Because we're tired to death of our cell phone alarm tone, our travel gear is going unisex with the Equipe Alarm Clock ($44). Whether it's "for him" or "for her" isn't even relevant for the bold brown and orange leather zipper case that protects this timepiece. Measuring in at only... [More]

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Yochi Green Aggie Cuff

To pull a Rachel Zoe, when we saw this Yochi Green Aggie Cuff ($66), we moaned, "I DIE!" in spasms of fashion-induced ecstasy. A 2-inch chunky rainforest green agate, laced with ribbons of copper and obsidian, perches across a sleek, slim gold cuff wrapped with gold wire. It's a total... [More]

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Clarks Laguna Reef

Have you ever owned a pair of Clarks? They are insanely comfortable, and generally pretty cute - apparently a hard combo, given how many 'comfort' shoes look like they'd only be seen in a retirement community. We can already tell, our wear anywhere, go-to summer sandal is going to be... [More]

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Blue Barnhouse Totally Card

"She was like 'no way,' and I was like, 'way,' and then she was like 'for real?' and I was like 'totally.' " There isn't much else to say... the Blue Barnhouse Totally Card ($5) says it all!... [More]

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Maxwell Messenger Bag

Brian Atwood has us in a total stud frenzy, and when we say stud, we ain't talkin' about hot men! Tulu's leather Maxwell Messenger Bag ($64) comes layered in studs, and we adore the arched shape that gives it more of a handbag look than your run-of-the-mill rectangular messenger bag.... [More]

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Iris Pet Carrier

We find it sad enough that our four-legged companion has to ride in the airplane's cargo compartment, so we'd like to make the best of the situation by giving him a cozy and cheerful place to hang out for his time up in the air or wherever he may be... [More]

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Mountains of the Moon Edie Dress

Not only is the Edie Dress ($54 on sale!) very chic in a Jackie O. kind of way, it's also produced by Mountains of the Moon, a sustainable company. This black and cream frock is made from 100% organic twill and is manufactured in the U.S., so you can strut... [More]

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Dweck Flourite Ring

The colors in this Stephen Dweck Flourite Ring ($250) are stunning - bands of purple, pink, green, and gold erupt in a pattern unique to each cabochon. The delicate bronze beading around the stone adds a contrast of soft texture to the vibrant hues in the stone. We'd wager good... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: ModernClassicsKids Custom Photo Silhouette Print

We're sure your mother has one (or twelve hundred) favorite photos of you as a child that she still displays as proudly as if they were shot yesterday. Bring that snapshot into the 21st century and give it new life by having ModernClassicsKids recreate it as a Custom Photo Silhouette... [More]

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The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Frightened Rabbit - besides having a kick ass name, are a kick ass band from Scotland that bring the goods on their third album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks ($8). Managing a sound meld between 90s Indie/grunge and modern rock, Frightened Rabbit is helping restore our faith in the music... [More]

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Gramercy Gate Compact

We'd powder our nose in style with the Gramercy Gate Compact ($40). Featuring a cropped view of the iconic New York City landmark, this photograph design is coated with durable waterproof resin--so it's safe if we drop it in the sink. And with a regular and magnifying mirror inside, we'll... [More]

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Elecom Soundblock iPod Speakers

Maybe our imaginations have run away with us here, but the likeness of the Elecom Soundblock iPod Speakers ($39) to a mini boom box is uncanny. Holding this wafer cookie sized thing over our shoulder would be a lot easier than the 1980s alternative, that's for sure. Of the rainbow... [More]

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Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless

The sweltering summer heat isn't here yet, but it will be. When it arrives we'll be making an effort to wear as little as possible and that means a lot of sundresses and tank tops. Unsightly bra straps or bikini ties don't matter when you're pulling up weeds or drinking... [More]

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Mother's Day Special Guest Post from Lovely Particulars: Pulling Some Strings Toys

Ladies and gents, our Guest Blogger dedicated to the finer things in life is back! Danae Kelly from Lovely Particulars "work[s] hard during the day to make sure people can walk around in shoes that are as good for their souls as they are for their feet" - She must've... [More]

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You Tell Us - Equalizer Pillows

We don't need anyone to point out that these Equalizer Pillows ($25 each) are ridiculous. We know that if we walked into someone's place and saw the couch lighting up with every beat of the no doubt funky music they had on, we'd start giggling and be unable to stop.... [More]

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Know-It-All Pencil Set

We consider ourselves some pretty smart ladies, but hey, we'll take help wherever we can get it. The Know-It-All Pencil Set ($10) is a set of 6 pencils all containing a valuable, commonly known but often forgotten fact. Our friends are so impressed when we nonchalantly rattle off pi to... [More]

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Jacopo Console

The merchant's description of the Jacopo Console ($890) says that its metallic surface gives guests an excuse "to pause and peek inside." Honestly, we don't want people snooping through our drawers, but finding the dark purple velvet lining inside this ornate Indian style piece would be more impressive than alarming.... [More]

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Lashkar Necklace

The story of "A Peace Treaty" reads like something out of a novel. Born out of a pact between Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, A Peace Treaty allows artisans from places of soci-political strife an effective means of supporting their craft, while providing them... [More]

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Tracy Anderson Dance Cardio

Tracy Anderson has been lauded by Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna for her specialized approach to fitness and the female body. Anderson combines dance moves from ballet and jazz with elements of traditional high impact aerobics; the variety of movement is meant to work out and fatigue all the major muscle... [More]

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Gloss Instant Glossing Cream

Just a little dollop of Oscar Blandi Pronto Gloss Instant Glossing Cream ($19), and you'll have strangers asking if you're a shampoo model. Used on damp hair before blow-drying, it moisturizes and protects hair with a keratin protein complex, while adding shine and combating frizz. If you go a day... [More]

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Agent Provocateur Bassma Bikini Bra

It wasn't enough for Agent Provocatuer to dominate the world of sexy, classy, and sometimes risque lingerie - they had to try their hand at something else. The Agent Provocateur Bassma Bikini Bra ($180) is a pretty good indication that they might not be a one trick pony. It takes... [More]

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Doubtblush: KTZ Sunglasses

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. We give props to any... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Kris Nations In Love Necklace

Now this is a sentimental necklace we'd be proud to give to our mothers. Kris Nations' In Love Necklace ($62) is sweet, simple, handmade, and will remind our mommies that we, well, love them! It'd be a perfect gift for a mom with a seriously honed fashion sense, since she... [More]

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F*ck the Rain Umbrella

Seriously, WHY is it still raining?!? We hate that we still need an umbrella, but this Fuck the Rain Umbrella ($52) is somehow making it a bit more bearable. Hopefully Mother Nature will get the hint and send us some sun.... [More]

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Wetnoz Ultra Fat Cat Luxury Cat Dish

Of the many reasons we love our cats, not the least is their unapologetic snootyness. We get it - you're too cool! Now we can feed their inner divas in more ways than one. The Wetnoz Ultra Fat Cat Luxury Cat Dish ($42) is the perfect platter from which to... [More]

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Microwave Popper

Forget greasy popcorn bags or bulky air poppers (does anyone even use those anymore?) - this fun and funky Microwave Popper ($20) is the solution to your popcorn needs. Throw kernels in the bottom of the glass container for a fresh popped treat. If you like your snack buttery, a... [More]

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Codigo Mio Braille Ring

Close your eyes and open your hand. Slip Codigo Mio's Braille Ring ($250-$350) on your finger and tell us what you feel. What you would feel is a custom braille message set along the inside of the ring. The braille ring plays with sense of touch to literally make us... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Donatella Travel Jewelery Box

Onto a luxurious jet-setting retirement lifestyle, our moms need practical travel accessories with style like the Donatella Travel Jewelery Box ($36). Wisdom has given our mothers the power to edit their fashion accessories down to the prime few on their trips, so this will be perfect for them. At just... [More]

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VesselsandWares 3 Hanging Yellow Bowls

Ceramics artist Jeanette Zeis has a hit on her clay-covered hands with these stoneware Set of 3 Yellow Hanging Bowls with Unmatchy Edges ($74) from her VesselsandWares line. We love the sunny lemon hue and the different fluted edges on each bowl. Hang it in your kitchen to store fruit... [More]

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Black Hard Candy Ponytail Holder

Afraid that the 80s and 90s craze would take over, leaving fashion in the elastic waistband gutter, we're happy to report that trend tyranny will not rule. Welcome the anti-scrunchy, the Black Hard Candy Ponytail Holder ($5). It's Pretty Pretty Princess nostalgia and rock'n'roll texture wars wrapped into one little... [More]

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Infinity Bottle Holder

The Infinity Bottle Holder ($81) melds form and function into a kick ass showcase for your wine or beer collection. It's time to let go of that old metal rack and those dusty bottles - class up your boozing and your home with a system that allows for an infinite... [More]

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Alex Silk Camisole

We're completely infatuated with Hopeless, the lingerie label owned by Australian designer Gabrielle Adamidis. Her current collection of undergarments is inspired by the horror movie, Jaws, which may explain the 70s-inspired looks as well as the vibrant blues and reds! We're looking to snatch up the Alex Silk Camisole ($150).... [More]

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Envelope Bag

It's unfortunate, but our *Nsync folder from high school isn't quite doing it for us anymore (besides, of course, Justin still being hawt). We're upgrading to the Polyester Envelope Bag ($39) for carrying our flat goods around. The envelope-shaped bag is made with compartments just for carrying documents, photos, résumés,... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: girlscantell Tea Towels

If your mom's the tea-loving type but she's already got enough Oolong and Early Grey to last a lifetime as well as enough cups and pots to have service for seventy, consider the Time for Tea Towels ($20 for two) from girlscantell's Etsy shop. The hand printed flour sack towels... [More]

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Too Faced Glamour Gloss

A plumping lip gloss without the usual stinging? Sign us up! New Too Faced Glamour Gloss ($19) contains "natural rice lipids and dehydrated marine spheres [to] work directly with the body's hydration system to collect moisture and plump lips." Sounds fancy, we know, but you'll appreciate the moisturizing oils and... [More]

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Retro Story Red Pumps

Taiwanese based Heavy Machine's wildly sweet Retro Story Red Pumps ($259) look a lot like this high heel Conan O'Brien tweeted about recently. That is all.... [More]

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Honeycomb Table Lamp

Clean and contemporary, the Honeycomb Table Lamp ($120) looks like a heavenly hive without the threat of a stinging swarm. Translucent white acrylic is the mushroom cap atop a flared chrome base. This harmonious design makes us feel calm, cool, and collected.... [More]

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Takeya 2-Piece Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Set

It's reached the point in the year where we demand all our drinks be served ice cold - who wants a boiling hot latte when it's, well, boiling hot outside? Stay cool with this Takeya 2-Piece Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Set ($40), made from durable BPA-free AcraGlass. Brew up... [More]

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Nookie Beach Summer Lovin' Swimsuit

We trust that the Aussies know a thing or two about beachwear. Australian label Nookie Beach proved us right with their collection of graceful and breezy beach dresses, rompers, and suits. The Summer Lovin' Swimsuit (eee! Grease reference!) ($91) is decorated with a crochet print and playful frill that traces... [More]

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Villa Julia

When we were young, one of the coolest things our parents could bring home was a refrigerator box. The endless possibilities for forts, decorating and general wholesome fun made this everyday object the coolest. For the modern kid with slightly more refined taste than our younger selves, Villa Julia ($274)... [More]

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Daria: The Complete Animated Series

La la la la la...You're standing on my neck. Indulge in a little late 90's nostalgia and angst with Daria, Jane, Trent, Quinn, and of course, the Fashion Club, with Daria: The Complete Animated Series ($47), which will like, ugh, finally be out on DVD May 11th. You get all... [More]

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Keep Calm and Snap On Print

Here's a perfect poster for that awkward, empty spot on your wall: The Keep Calm and Snap On Print ($15)! We've all had those crummy days that make us feel like we might explode in a tirade of expletives at any moment, but have no fear, just look to this... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 4/23/10

Today, we bring you fashion, fashion, fashion. Because... Well... Because we can! Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals below, and from all of us Outblush editors, have a fabulous weekend! Couture Candy - Save 20% on all dresses with coupon code DRESS through 04/25/2010. Don't forget to check out the... [More]

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You Tell Us - iPad Bacon Case

Bacon and the iPad together? Our heads nearly exploded when we saw the iPad Bacon Case ($59)! That tiny part inside of us (the lover of all things bacon part) was rejoicing at the thought of housing our new toy in its very own bacon casa - then reality set... [More]

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Klorane Conditioning Balm with Oat Milk

Oatmeal is good for your cholesterol; why shouldn't it be good for your hair, too? Klorane Softening and Detangling Conditioning Balm with Oat Milk ($14) is pretty much a good hair day in a tube. Oat milk is intensely moisturizing and hypoallergenic, so it's safe for all skin & hair... [More]

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St. Tropez Boy Short

We love us some Bikram Yoga! There's just no better way to get our sweat and fitness on then in a smoldering room with a bunch of half naked strangers! But it's the half naked thing that gives us pause. Our typical wardrobe of nasty old undershirts and past their... [More]

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Men in Oven Mitts

What can we say? Sometimes a girl just needs a good laugh, and (sorry guys) naked dudes are funny. Plus, thanks to these Naked Men in Oven Mitts Magnets ($11), now we've got little nudies waiting for us everywhere: on the fridge, on our filing cabinet, we even stuck one... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Family Series Pillows

Yeah, we're sick of family charms and car stickers too, but the Family Series Pillows ($152) offers something different - something with real spunk and attitude. Personalized all the way down to the breed of our dog, quirky customizable characters are embroidered on sustainable fabric pillowcases. Not so cookie-cutter after... [More]

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Katherine McConnell Jill Cardigan

Keep the evening chill away while still looking comfortably polished with Katherine McConnell's Jill Cardigan ($52) in Slate. The soft, lightweight knit and flirty details of this cardigan make it an excellent piece for layering on cooler nights. The open neck also ensures you'll still be able to show off... [More]

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Cake Beauty Milk Made Smoothing Hand & Cuticle Buffer

Love getting pro manicures, because your hands are soft & smooth afterwards, but hate paying the high prices? Do it at home! Cake Milk Made Smoothing Hand and Cuticle Buffer ($16) contains sugar granules, and several different natural oils (grape seed, coconut, avocado, and sweet almond), plus vitamin E and... [More]

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Glass Cups and Carrier

We're at no loss of creative ways to use the Glass Cups and Carrier ($24) for your outdoor and indoor decorating. Fill the glasses with votives and flowers as a center-piece for your next cook-out; sand and shells for a nautical theme; cranberries and pine for the holidays; glass marbles... [More]

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Jónsi: Go

Sigur Rós - sure we know they're critically acclaimed, sure we bought the CDs, sure we all lied about "getting" them. It's as if Jónsi knew this and created an album for the rest of us. On Jónsi: Go ($8) he dazzles with a backlog of songs that weren't just... [More]

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Gun & Flower Necklace

It wasn't until we saw the Gun & Flower Necklace ($32) from Ornamental Things that we realized we needed a piece of jewelry that says, "I'm a badass. With a delicate, feminine side."... [More]

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Vintage Owl Trivets

Turning to throwbacks to fill our homes is the easiest way to be eco-friendly, and these cast iron Vintage Owl Trivets ($40) are kooky as can be. Cross-eyed and scallop-feathered, we can't resist the charm of these guys. Why these would ever go out of style, we don't know, but... [More]

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DuWop Cheek Venom

By now you're certainly familiar with Lip Venom, but did you know the beauty brains at DuWop also created a similar product for a fabulous flush? Cheek Venom ($24) is available in two flattering shades, Diamondback and Sidewinder, both of which contain ginger and cinnamon to give your cheeks a... [More]

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Umbra Triple Play Game

Umbra's design team never fails to impress or add exciting and fanciful items to our homes and lives, and the Umbra Triple Play Game ($32) is no exception, as we take our fun on the go! This super portable and colorful 3-in-1 game is the perfect accessory for your next... [More]

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Japan Socks

If you live in a part of the country where the weather is still transitioning from cold to warm, we're guessing you're a wee bit frustrated. It's hard to balance wanting to wear your spring skirts and not wanting to freeze in the process. We suggest making do by pairing... [More]

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Baroque Bookshelves

You know the old saying, "If it's not baroque, don't fix it"? Anyone? Anyone? Okay, so clearly we're not destined to be stand-up comics, but we're pretty proud of our home décor shopping skills, especially for finding these Baroque Bookshelves ($69 for single, $120 for double-width). These black metallic "frames"... [More]

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Recycled Hymnal Paper Garland

Sweet simple touches are all you need to add something special to your wedding day. Recycled Hymnal Paper Garland ($25) is the perfect addition to your outdoor gathering. Strung between trees or chairs, this confetti like garland would add a touch of whimsy and vintage charm. Not quite the look... [More]

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Illamasqua Prism Nail Varnish

We love the green manis, we do we do we do. But polish collectors - did we say collectors? let's go with enthusiasts, it sounds less sad - are always on the lookout for that new shade that's ever so slightly different from the one we bought two and a... [More]

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Anorak Picnic Blanket

There's nothing better than a beautiful Saturday afternoon spent in the park. Good food, good wine, good company and sunshine - perfection. Of course we have to doll up even the most basic of outings, and that's where the Anorak Picnic Blanket ($46) comes in. Made with a 100% printed... [More]

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Cynthia Vincent for Target

When big name designers start designing clothing and accessory lines for Target, Target is no longer Target. It is Le Targét (that's pronounced tar-jay). Designer, Cynthia Vincent, is the most current designer to collaborate with Targét. You'll be able to instantly recognize design elements from her Summer 2010 shoe collection... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide - Sephora Favorites Eau Girl

Nothing says "Mother's Day" like perfume, yeah? But if you're not sure what Mom likes, or maybe you think she'd like to try something new, the Sephora Favorites Eau Girl Set ($40) could be just the right gift. It contains small bottles of eight bestselling luxury fragrances: Michael Kors Very... [More]

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The Times Square Watch

If you're not ready to update your entire wardrobe for spring, an easy fix is an eye-catching accessory. Normally we'd look for a purse or a light scarf, but this year we're stuck on The Times Square Watch ($114). Bright but not obnoxious, this timepiece is just the punch of... [More]

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Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects

Knitters, go beyond simple diagrams and instructions with Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects ($16). Prospective knitters, learn the way of the needle from fiber to finished product with all the eco-friendly issues covered. No matter who you are, with 20 green projects included, this is a conscientious first... [More]

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Parrot Zikmu Wireless Stereo Speakers

Luxury abounds in these sleek, inventive and modern Parrot Zikmu Wireless Stereo Speakers ($1,600). Before you freak about the price - remember this, your parents spent $1,000 on those old speakers that were trying to look like wood, and they have lasted a life time! This is an investment worth... [More]

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Turk + Taylor Weekend Bag

Here's another one of our favorite organic and eco-conscious products! Turk + Taylor's Weekend Bag ($75) is at the top or our list for being so stylishly green. Made of organic denim and adorable stripe organic cotton trim, the weekender is just the right size for a weekend away. You... [More]

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Jodi Arnold Golden Armour Waist Top

How impossibly breezy and elegant is this Jodi Arnold for The Limited Golden Armour Waist Top ($70)? The light, silky ocean blue fabric drapes beautifully down to the flattering drop waist, and you won't need many accessories thanks to the bronze pailette sequins adorning the neckline and shoulders. It'll pair... [More]

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Kiehl's Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Clay = clarifying, in case you didn't know (we learned just recently, don't feel bad), which is why lots of beauty products and masques include clay... it's not just to make you feel like you're back in 5th grade making a papier-mâché mold of your face. If you're prone to... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Boho Embroidered Leather Bags for A.A.

Another Personal Shopper request! Gosh, y'all make us feel so popular! A.A. wrote in to ask for "...an embroidered leather everyday hand bag (that can be hung comfortably over the shoulder). I am looking for something that might be considered bohemian style- but chic at the same time. Please help!"... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Earth Day Edition

Sipping cocktails and helping the planet may seem like conflicting ideas, until some genius finds a way to do both! In the spirit of Earth Day, Aqua Vitae is dedicated to greenness in oh so many ways. VeeV ($30), The World's First Açaí Spirit®, is a wheat-based spirit infused with... [More]

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Recycled Glass Live Edge Servers

Ever wonder why we don't see glass soda bottles like we used to? Hopefully they're being recycled into Recycled Glass Live Edge Servers ($24-29) more often than laying dead in a trash heap. These artisan crafted post-consumer waste glass objects have wonderfully textured ropey rims partitions that catch the light.... [More]

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MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer

Makeup artists swear by MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer ($17) for times when a look needs to last, like for weddings or photo shoots in extreme conditions. Why? It's water resistant and has a rich, creamy texture that blends like a dream, offering a matte finish that's totally natural. You only... [More]

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Star Light

Twinkle, twinkle, little Star Light ($225). Sigh. We know romantic isn't often a descriptor used for items that light a room, but we can't help thinking about how nice this soft light would be for an evening cozied up on the couch. It'll cast pinpoints of light around the room... [More]

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Doubtblush: Jeremy Scott Phone Skirt

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. A glance at the Jeremy... [More]

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Orla Kiely BRITA Wottle

Two British superpowers, BRITA and Orla Kiely, united to create the water bottle to end all water bottles, the BRITA Wottle ($12). Bask in the glory of the practical and darling! This 100% recycled water bottle is stamped with the signature Orla leaf design. Orla is earth conscious down to... [More]

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Pink Concrete Teardrop Necklace

As cosmopolitan divas, we notice the natural glimmer in the concrete under our feet, and the Pink Concrete Teardrop Necklace ($28) plays up hidden industrial beauty in a lovely little package. A combination of blush concrete and clear crushed glass is framed in recycled stainless steel in an elegant teardrop... [More]

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Angry Little Girls Recycle Bag

Ways in which tote bags save the world: Reusing canvas bags avoid wasting plastic bags, which pollute the environment, harm wildlife, and are non-recyclable in some areas Reusable bags save extra costs of providing bags for customers; some stores reward customers for reusing bags. Extra money for our pockets and... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Just Soap Pedal Powered Soap Set

Soap is, well, soap, right? Nothing special. Except if it's Just Soap Pedal Powered Soap ($15-16). They actually power their soap blender with a bicycle to stick to their goal of "human scale, eco-friendly production" with less energy use. The soaps are pretty nice, too, made from organic oils, herbs,... [More]

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Source Toothbrushes

There's eco-friendly, responsibly sourced, recycled everything these days, so why not put your recycling money where your mouth is... literally! Source Toothbrushes ($6-33 for kits & replacement heads) feature handles made from recycled dollar bills, recycled wood, or recycled flax. Simply pop a new replacement head in whenever you need... [More]

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The Fitbit

Did you know that the "Calories Burned" readers on most treadmills, elliptical, etc are really stinkin' inaccurate? Not that we're obsessive-compulsive calorie counters, but it would be nice to know whether that 3 mile run earned us enough dietary leeway to eat a big ol' fudge brownie. Enter The Fitbit... [More]

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Charles Anastase Mini Dress

We're certain you'd have to be rich and skinny to pull of this stunning Charles Anastase Mini Dress ($925), and while we're neither (at least not to the extent we'd like to be), we're still drooling over this gorgeous piece. That fabric! That volume! That sexy back! Maybe someday...... [More]

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Reclaimed Indigo Oriental Rug

100% earth friendly and completely chic, the reversible indoor-outdoor Reclaimed Indigo Oriental Rug ($42-98) from Mad Mats® made for Earth Day. Made from recycled plastic bottles and packing materials, this design is a feast for the eyes. Its tubular threads clean easily with garden hose or sponge, and won't trap... [More]

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Freak Of Nature Volumizer & Thickener

We love that small changes can make big differences. Take for instance your daily hair care. It's time to put down the Aqua Net and chemical laden shampoos and step over to the green side. Freak of Nature Volumizer & Thickener ($10) is one of nine amazing products in the... [More]

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Happy Hour Glasses

Hmm. Dignified martini or trashy Jäegermeister shot? Now you don't have to choose! (Well, you do have to choose which one you drink first) Happy Hour Glasses ($22 for a set of 2) feature a cocktail glass up top and a shot glass down below, saving you precious cabinet space... [More]

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I Wish I Were The Moon and other games

Okay, readers, here's a weird one for you. Not long ago, we ran across Daniel Benmergui's strange and fascinating self-made games, and all we can do is recommend that you try them. Pictured is I Wish I Were The Moon; Today I Die also drew us in. They're somewhere between... [More]

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PACT Undies

PACT is a company with a philosophy that you'll most likely find as interesting as we do: change starts with your underwear. Okay, you might be letting your imagination run wild with this one, so we'll help you out. PACT specializes in eco-conscious undies that are made of wonderfully soft,... [More]

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Middle Child Made Greeting Cards

Sometimes, we Doubtblush one item from a designer even though we love the rest of their work, because hey, come on, who thought droopy men's drawers were appropriate as women's outerwear? Hmm, Alexander Wang? Well, yesterday, we brought you this Doubtblush: Attention Co-Workers Card, and the artist, Joe Sergenian of... [More]

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Metal Mode 2 Tier Bento Box Set

While this double-tiered bento box ($39) is described as a "men's" item, we're claiming it for all the ladies too. There are many, many bento sets out there, but they're not all so practically designed as this one. The two stackable compartments are sized to fit into a briefcase or... [More]

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Tatty Devine Ping Pong Earrings

We can hardly stand the fabulousness that is Tatty Devine's collection! Her jewelry is insanely fun to browse through, and the earring selection is by far our favorite. We had a hard time deciding between 3D glasses, Swallows, and Senorita fans, but we ultimately settled on these funky-in-a-fashionable-way Ping Pong... [More]

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1960s Sheer Lace Bra

We assure you, dear readers, we would never feature vintage lingerie that anyone's grimy bodies had already broken in, and the beautiful 1960s Sheer Lace Bra ($17) has never been worn. The seductive criss-cross closure isn't shown in this photo, but the still, this modest gives us the heat of... [More]

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Mode™ Premium Home Recycling Center

This Earth Day, we're proud to bring you the Rolls-Royce of recycling receptacles. The Mode™ Premium Home Recycling Center ($250) has everything you need for optimal recycling. No more excuses kids. You're having a hard time remembering recycling pick-up day? No problem, this bad boy has a reminder with date... [More]

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Diane von Furstenberg Gaby Tunic

Mistress of bold patterns, princess of prints, lady of lavish color! Yeahhh, she'd probably hate to be called any of those names, but Diane von Furstenberg deserves to be celebrated. She's a designer who knows just how to tickle our fancy for stunning fabrics and prints. The flowy, silk Gaby... [More]

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Eco-Sex

So we were pretty convinced that our sex was on fire, but now it's green too? It seems as though "going green" has infiltrated every facet of our life, and now we're sure of it! Eco-Sex ($11) gives us the ins and outs of decreasing our carbon footprint, not just... [More]

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Clarins Brightening Body Veil

It's the time of year when shelves are suddenly stocked with sunscreen and the first burn of the season should be any day now. While we're diligent about keeping our faces protected, it's time to think about the rest of our body. Clarins Bright Plus Brightening Body Veil SPF 20... [More]

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Muses Cameo Vintage Cuff Bracelet

This idea is genius! Manufacturers take their old metal scraps and sell them to jewelry makers in order that they may fashion us sweet shiny planet-friendly baubles. The folks at VerdeRocks Jewelry have turned this concept into a science and have combined the making of beautiful jewelry with creating as... [More]

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Florence & The Machine: Lungs

We can't believe we didn't know about Florence & The Machine sooner. With a crooning, bluesy style that echoes Adele or Corinne Bailey Rae, her songs are quirky, quixotic, and utterly addictive. Her latest release (okay, not so late, October '09), Lungs ($10), has ten fab songs that run the... [More]

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Vegan Messenger Bag

We'd get groovy with the wild "modern print" Vegan Messenger Bag ($54) in a hot second. Sure, the construction is basic, as is the animal-friendly pleather strap, but check out this pattern! It's like molecules having a crazy party or abstracted slices of fruit rolling around a bright green table.... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Photo-Opoly

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Sexified-but-Appropriate Wedding Guest Dress for Anya

Anya wrote in saying, "It is that dreaded season again that every single twenty seven year old dreads; wedding season. I am hoping that you can aid me in the process and make the dress search that much easier (while preventing me from another ice-cream run). I absolutely love the... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Carrie Bradshaw's Studded Pumps

Are you in just as much denial as we are that Carrie Bradshaw isn't a real person and even more so that Sex and the City is almost over? You are not alone! While we impatiently await the premiere of Sex and the City 2, we satisfy our Carrie cravings... [More]

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Culture Club: Bongenre Melamine Tablewear

Creating bold melamine tableware that's truly an experience to behold, Bongenre has won our hearts with their innovative real life pattern inspiration. Honestly, we couldn't just pick one... Our favorite for Spring: the Flowershow Gift Sets ($27-60) with stunning floral specimens on a pastel background. Other front runners -- the... [More]

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Sew Darn Cute

Some of us are lucky enough to have crafty moms, and if that's you, perhaps she'd enjoy Sew Darn Cute: Sweet and Simple Projects to Sew and Embellish ($20). Others of us have developed a love of crafty items, and we'll be buying this book for ourselves to make something... [More]

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Naturopathica Oat Facial Polish

Buff away dead skincells and impurities without ravaging the delicate texture of your skin with all-natural Naturopathica Oat Facial Polish ($52). It contains oat beta glucan and oat protein, both of which soothe inflammation and moisturize dry skin, and spherical jojoba beads, which exfoliate without tearing. Use a little dab... [More]

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Hurley Colorblock Backpack

It's time to start thinking about that bag for toting all your beach goodies. Ok, maybe a little premature, but buying the bag might encourage beach season to come a tad faster! Instead of that tired old tote, try the super Hurley Colorblock Backpack ($42). No ordinary backpack - this... [More]

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Agate Brass Choker Necklace

Celebrate natural patterns of this Earth with the runway-worthy Agate Brass Choker Necklace ($75). Adorned with faceted green moss agate rounds and embellished with more beads, 24Kt gold coated charlottes, and a fringe-like brass center piece, this necklace is a big beautiful style statement. It'd look great spicing up a... [More]

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Doubtblush: Sanuk Tübeflops

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. In what world is it... [More]

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Kangaroom Bamboo Pod

Something about charging stations makes us giddy. Maybe it's that we know where our phone/ipod/camera is at all times, and that when we need it, it's ready to go. Or maybe it's that they just look so happy cozied up in their electric nest. Either way, we're liking the looks... [More]

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Sarah Silverman: The Bedwetter

Finally, finally, Sarah Silverman wrote a memoir. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee ($17) is one of those books you'll want to read without a cup of tea in hand, because if you do, you'll be doing boiling-hot spit takes all over every page. Chockablock full of Silverman's... [More]

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Balinese Breeze Tammy

We have found the perfect sophisticated summer satchel! The Tammy Shoulder Bag in Balinese Breeze Canvas ($195) is that just-right size for toting around essentials plus a few items, be it magazines or flip flops and a teeny bikini, or files and binders from work. For your sake, we hope... [More]

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Rosette Scoopneck Chemise

Feminine, but not too frilly, the Rosette Scoopneck Chemise by Tart Intimates ($25) hits the spot for lovely lounge wear that's comfy and hot to boot. The incredibly soft stretch jersey is printed with a Rose In Bloom pattern in a contemporary drawn-on style, and the raw edge rosette appliqué... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Aria Black Etched Glass Candleholder

Our mom is one of those people obsessed with candles; we can't figure why fire hazards out are so appealing outside of a honeymoon suite, but anybody's candle flavor of the week could be displayed regally atop the Aria Black Etched Glass Candleholder ($15). The shiny chrome finish top and... [More]

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Liqwd Hydrating Shampoo

Cameron Diaz and Vera Farmiga, if you believe the hype, both owe their amazing 2010 Oscars hairdos to Liqwd products. We, if you believe the hype, are personally addicted to Liqwd Hydrating Shampoo ($32) to help our tresses recover from all the torture we put 'em through - highlights and... [More]

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The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones

Get to know our planet's wide array of jewels with the The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings ($20). After studying this thing, we could pretend to be appraisers for our buddies, trying to weed... [More]

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Tummy Tuck Emma Skirt

Whether we have daughters or not, most of us are happy to have a little assistance when it comes to the smoothing and shaping department. Not Your Daughter's Jeans have been high on our list for their slimming and perking abilities, so we were thrilled to discover NYDJ's Tummy Tuck... [More]

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Doubtblush: Attention Co-Workers Card

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. Geez, who designed this Attention... [More]

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LoveHate Print

Designer and illustrator, Blanca Gómez, creates fantastically whimsical, minimalist and sometimes morbid pieces. One print in particular has caught our eye and is slightly outside her normal subject matter. A sentiment we've all felt from time to time, the LoveHate Print ($30) is vibrant on matte paper and measures 8.5... [More]

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Organic Hemp Back Scrub

We get so much pleasure out of exfoliating it feels kinda wrong, but we can get the most bang for our twists and turns in the shower with the Organic Hemp Back Scrub ($15). You know what to do, just grab the handles and shimmy the dull epidermis away. Anything... [More]

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Parker Woodgrain Elastic Batwing Top

Huh. We never noticed it before, but moiré-patterned silk really does look like wood! Hence, the delicious irony of this silk Parker Woodgrain Elastic Batwing Top ($170). The wood-grain pattern is like a blown-up magnification of moiré silk! Heh. Of course, the batwing sleeves, easy banded-waist silhouette and rich colors... [More]

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Entner-Stuart Lime Syrup

We love a good Italian soda, and our favorite flavors are some of the more acidic fruits: peach, raspberry, and lime. And our favorite lime syrup is made by Entner-Stuart. ($19) The brand began in New York almost ninety years ago, but it's Oregon-based now and it was on a... [More]

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Owl Recipe Cards

You take pride in your newly self-appointed foodie status, so it's only fitting that you start getting that kitchen of yours in tip top shape. Start with something small like these killer Owl Recipe Cards ($8). Owls in aprons, eating cake and cooking up a storm flavor this set of... [More]

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Autumn Branch Tower Lamp

It doesn't have to be fall for the Autumn Branch Tower Lamp ($40) to light up our bedroom. Light is softened through the square screen decorated with a sparse calligraphy-like landscape. Its painterly theme would fit in with contemporary and bohemian decor.... [More]

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Wen Styling Creme

Multi-use products thrill us to no end: less counter space taken up, more money in our pockets, and we've got extra time in the morning 'cause we can skip primping steps. Our latest favorite is Wen Cucumber Aloe Styling Creme ($24). It's a styling creme that fights frizz, adds shine,... [More]

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Fossil Felicity Clutch

Maybe you don't want to spend the cash on a new purse every season (we hear ya!), but a little update would be nice, right? Swap out that tired wallet you've been using for something that's just as functional but way cuter: Fossil's Felicity Zip Clutch ($40). It's a great... [More]

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Mars and Valentine Santorini Ring

We'd be perfectly happy wearing extravagant jewelry every day, but it doesn't always work given the occasion or our outfits. This Mars and Valentine Santorini Ring ($310) might just be the exception to the 'no cocktail rings at work' rule. This extravagant piece is large and eye-catching, but the muted... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: What is Earth Day - and why should I care?

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of UltimateCoupons.com fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting articles about the economy, seasonal... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Bouquet of Buttercup Bridesmaid Frocks for Amanda

OB reader Amanda wrote in say, "Help! My boyfriend's mom is getting remarried this summer in what I thought was a low-key affair. There will be only about 15 guests, we're all spending the weekends in cabins and we're dedicating one afternoon to the wedding itself. The only problem is... [More]

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Golden Girl: Stiga NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game

Gifts - Sure, we expect them on anniversaries, birthdays, etc. - but those are the easy ones. Don't you love when you get a "just because" bouquet or naughty piece of lingerie? Well, it works both ways, sister - you gotta give a little to get a little. With this... [More]

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Paul & Joe Self Select Eye Colors

Pre-selected eye shadow palettes are handy, but more often than not, we find ourselves using just a couple of the colors provided. The others languish away in the case, unused. Solution: Paul & Joe Self Select Eye Colors ($12 for empty mirrored compact, $18 per eye shadow color). Choose from... [More]

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1980s Sheath Dress

Slipping into this adorable cotton blend 1980s Sheath Dress ($27) wouldn't use any new materials for us to look ravishing. This colorful jersey knit stripe suits today's trends and adds vintage charming details to the mix; multicolored toggle buttons and button up slits down both sides are sweetly sexy. Wear... [More]

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Amish Made Scooters

Combining bicycle size with scooter fun, these Amish Made Scooters ($245) are just the thing for running weekend errands... or just 'cause. With ball bearing wheels and a rear foot brake, they handle like a dream and can just about turn on a dime. Also has a metal basket on... [More]

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Fate Is the Hunter

For those of you already familiar with Kate Earl ($8), we apologize. For those of you who are hearing her for the first time, you're welcome. This Alaskan-born singer-songwriter brings a gritty, mellow, soulful, retro vibe to her self-titled sophomore album. A truly gifted story-teller, you'll get lost in songs... [More]

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Torn Adi Lace Racerback Tank

We don't see embellishment on the sporty racerbacks very often, but the Torn Adi Lace Racerback Tank ($62) is an exception to the rule. In an elegant charcoal color, the comfy format looks more sophisticated, and the floral lace inset takes it over the edge... We think the backwards sweetheart... [More]

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The Roshni Light

It's hard to re-create the wheel, or the light as it were, but every now and then someone manages the task. A multifunctional delight, The Roshni Light ($150) is a three-in-one light that functions as a side lamp, floor lamp or hanging lamp. With a wood base, a minimal caged... [More]

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American Fashion Cookbook: 100 Designers' Best Recipes

"Cookery is as old as the world, but it must also remain, always, as modern as fashion," Phileas Gilbert. Combining two of our favorite things, food and fashion, American Fashion Cookbook: 100 Designers' Best Recipes ($30) serves up fantastic recipes from your favorite American designers. Isaac Mizrahi, Carolina Herrera, Mark... [More]

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Graduation File Folders

Manila is great and all... but a tad boring for us Outblush ladies. Graduation File Folders ($4) conjure thoughts of that hunky captain of the football team, the girl that beat us out for prom queen, and the terrible hair-styles of days gone by. Anything but vanilla, these folders are... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Mom's Favorite Gift Tower

For those of you who don't live near your mothers, we think it's time to kick it up a notch this Mother's Day. Go for a Harry and David's Mom's Favorite Gift Tower ($30). There's something about goodies arranged into a 5-tier tower that makes our mouths water! This tower... [More]

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RIP, Dorothy Height: Open Wide the Freedom Gates

We've all heard of female African American civil rights icons like Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, but not enough of us know who Dorothy Height is. Ms. Height passed away this morning at the age of 98, and we want to pay tribute to this amazing woman who never... [More]

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Bengt & Lotta Bird Dish

It really doesn't matter what you keep in this Bengt & Lotta Bird Cake Dish ($150), it's just too damn adorable not to own. At 8x8, it's a good size for serving appetizers, or a cake (as the name would imply), but it would also be just lovely with some... [More]

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Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube Mattifying Gel

Part primer, part invisible liquid powder, new Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube Mattifying Gel ($28) is designed to be worn with makeup - or on an otherwise naked face. It contains oil-absorbing ingredients to keep you matte & fabulous all day long. You might think the tube is really... [More]

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Doubtblush: iPod Jewelry

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. When you've already had your... [More]

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GSI Vortex Blender

The next time you're camping or at a concert, mix up your favorite liquor laden drink fruit smoothie with this awesome GSI Vortex Blender ($82). This blender runs on pure muscle, so it's handy in the house for those black-outs - when only a margarita will do! With a 1.5... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: The First 1000 Days

We're long time fans of Nikki McClure's art. Her bold images are cut from single sheets of paper and are truly unique and often quite intricate. This Mother's Day, we're gifting a few of our mom-to-be friends with The First 1000 Days ($10), a baby journal filled with McClure's images.... [More]

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Boots Extravagant Lash Mascara

Every time we turn around there's a new gimmicky mascara and frankly, it takes something new and interesting to impress us. Kudos to Boots for their new Extravagant Lash Mascara ($8) which actually has something we've never seen before in the mascara realm - a square wand! It takes a... [More]

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Culture Club: In the Pink

It figures that In the Pink: Dorothy Draper--America's Most Fabulous Decorator ($60) is the most stunning coffee table book we've ever seen and much more. The first illustrated monograph on this seminal American designer documents her mind blowing 1937 project of decorating the thirty-seven-story Hampshire House apartment hotel in New... [More]

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Norm 06 Hanging Light Shade

The Norm 06 Hanging Light Shade ($92) was designed to resemble a water lily, but we prefer to think of it as a voluminous ruffle skirt à la Cinderella being swept across the dance floor. How romantic! We were not surprised to discover that the origami-like lamp is delivered flat... [More]

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Hipstamatic iPhone Camera App

Turn your iPhone camera into an old-school Kodachrome, Brownie, or Polaroid on the cheap with the Hipstamatic (from $2) app. You'll get to choose from shutter speed, film style, flash, and more, and the resulting pictures are anything but digital. Analog is back, baby!... [More]

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JNewburyLLC Vintage Bike Print Tee

Do you want to look like a bad-ass while wearing the softest tee imaginable? Well, you're in luck! JNewburyLLC Vintage Bike Print Tee ($30) features their flagship design, a sweet vintage motorcycle, hand drawn and screen-printed onto 100% ring-spun vintage cotton. J. Newbury clothing is printed on exclusive vintage, chemical-free... [More]

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Simple Solution Natural Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator

We thought bringing toxic chemicals into our home was our only choice after our pet had an accident, but the Simple Solution Natural Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator ($9) gives us another option. As if the precious pooch portrait and vintage typeface wasn't appealing enough, the corn-based ethanol cleaning agent... [More]

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Bex Rox Kissing Seahorse

Hello boyfriends, are you reading? Good. Now scoot on over and get a Kissing Seahorse Necklace ($457) for your lady. Yes, it's pricy, but it's infinitely cooler than a tiny diamond pendant. Trust us on this one - romance doesn't always come in the shape of a heart.... [More]

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Dr. Brandt Flaws No More

A skin perfector you say? Bring it on! Dr. Brandt's Flaws No More Skin Perfector ($55) is a barely creamy formula that blends like a charm and diffuses light, camouflaging dark spots, wrinkles, acne, redness, you name it. The formula is non-greasy and helps eliminate oiliness. A few swipes with... [More]

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Outblush Hearts (Your) Mom Giveaway and Personal Shopper

So you were so proud of that awesome gift you found for Mom last year . . . and you haven't had an idea a fraction as good since? Be strong. Don't resort to random bath products. We at Outblush have got your back. Between now and noon Pacific on... [More]

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Daisy Print Tool Kit

Collaborating with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Wild & Wolf have created the lovely Daisy Print Tool Kit ($32). 'Daisy', a design of meadow flowers by William Morris (1834-1896) was the first wallpaper produced by Morris & Co. in 1864. The Daisy pattern comes from a volume of wallpapers, which... [More]

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Claus Porto Classico Soap Gift Box

Ever since Oprah, the Queen of All Media, anointed Claus Porto soaps as one of Her Favorite Things, they've been flying off store shelves. We'll grudgingly admit to having tried them on her recommendation, but now we can't thank Queen O enough. Pick up a Claus Porto Classico Gift Box... [More]

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Grosgrain Border Straw Fedora

The Grosgrain Border Straw Fedora ($28) is one of those items you order in every color and feel absolutely no remorse afterward! Absolutely perfect for spring and summer, this classic straw fedora is crisp and sharp in white with contrasting grosgrain around the brim and crown. A bow on the... [More]

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Doubtblush: Chumbo Kvad

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. A chair. A table. A... [More]

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Chopstick Folding Soap Dish

Slimy soap is icky for some reason, and the Chopstick Folding Soap Dish ($14) keeps our washing materials dry until we want them sudsy. If you didn't gather from the name, these are made from all natural tea stained bamboo chopsticks. Sterile bathrooms warm up instantly.... [More]

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Woven Short with Halter

How shall we describe this...lederhosen with a Marilyn Monroe twist! Okay, so that may not exactly whet your fashion appetite, but we promise you'll swoon after you get a look at Industry's Woven Short with Halter ($62). The tailored denim shorts come with a removable halter piece that buttons to... [More]

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup: Live life without touchups!

We love playing with makeup, but not all day long - we've got lives to live and a site to write, people! That's why we're so smitten with the Double Wear makeup line from Estée Lauder. (From $17.50) For warmer spring weather, the Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10... [More]

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Chocolate Covered Corn Flakes

If you're anything like us, your Mom made it damn near impossible to get any sugary substance in your body at breakfast time. Sleepovers at your friend's house were always made extra awesome by that bowl of Fruity Pebbles! In our adult years we're taking that cereal liberation to the... [More]

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Apple & Bee Bowling Bag

Apple & Bee makes a whole slew of sustainable makeup and travel bags that are adorable and eco-friendly. They've even got a handful of baby bags and purses, and a few bags, like this Apple Blossom Red Bowling Bag ($60) that work for any occasion. The bag has a waterproof... [More]

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Box for the Birds

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to make a home for our feathered friends? Seeing as we're not so good with a hammer and nails (or a glue gun, a sewing machine, macramé...), we were pleased to find Box for the Birds ($34) which snaps together without the... [More]

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Eryn Brinie Toga Dress

Who doesn't love those, "Oh, la, I just threw this on, aren't I effortlessly chic and amazing?" pieces? This Eryn Brinie Toga Dress ($105) definitely fills the bill. The slouchy, draped Grecian silhouette with a double-layered skirt is cool and modern, but not sloppy. Wear alone with ballet flats, or... [More]

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Sunflower Bed

Sometimes our little dogs are too close for comfort, but we know they just love to nestle and cuddle. Now you can shoo them away and into the adorable Sunflower Bed ($50) without being guilt stricken. A Posturepedic for your pup, this bed is comfy cozy and cute to boot.... [More]

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U-Lock Holster

We've started biking to work, and it was great until we realized we have to haul around our 20 pound gigantic U-lock. It doesn't fit in our purse and is too awkward to carry while we ride. Luckily, there's a solution, and it makes us feel like a wild west... [More]

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Culture Club: Cana Flecha Bracelet

We've run the gamut of bangles: lucite, gold, silver, brass, but never caña flecha! Mercedes Salazar's Caña Flecha Bracelets ($24) will brighten your look with their colorful, woven patterns. Her indigenous-inspired jewelry are made of caña flecha, a type of cane found in South America. This material is especially light,... [More]

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EDUN for Sephora Contrast Palette

The fashion & beauty lines of EDUN were created by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, along with designer Rogan Gregory. The products are made in developing countries to provide them with stable economic development and opportunity, and many profits are donated to charities like The Wildlife Conservation Society. Made... [More]

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Stitch-it Doll Kit

The fantastic folks at The Little Experience have created the coolest kits that encourage children to make and do! We can't sing their praises enough or highlight their entire catalog of rocking kits, so we'll start with Dolly. Stitch-it Doll Kit ($15) makes one super cute doll (who's ready to... [More]

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Mandee Cargo Pant

The cargo pant is one of those great wardrobe pieces that can make an otherwise ordinary outfit stand out in that "sure, I'm put together, but it was effortless" kind of way. The Fold Over Cargo Pant ($25) from Mandee is one of our spring and summer staples. The fold... [More]

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Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights

Sophie Dahl: granddaughter of famous children's book author Roald Dahl. Wife to OB fave musician Jamie Cullum. Model. And cook? We were skeptical at first, but her debut cookbook, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood and Appetite ($22) has won us over. Recipes like lemon & ricotta... [More]

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Cherry Branches Tote

Now here's a brand name that beckons us: Naked & Angry. Besides the fantastic name, Naked & Angry is onto somethin' pretty genius. The site requests patterns to be submitted by fans, designers, or pretty much anyone who wishes to submit. The public votes on their favorite patterns, and the... [More]

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Organic Polka Dot Bath Linens

Since cotton really is the "fabric of our lives," we're highlighting the preciously patterned Organic Polka Dot Bath Linens ($15-80) on our bath wish list. With this 100% Turkish organic Bergama cotton from the Aegean Sea region, we don't have to get out of our bubble bath to take a... [More]

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Dyson Air Multiplier

To work at Dyson we're guessing you need to be reading at slightly above college level! Seriously, how do they do it? Latest in the line of mind blowing appliances from this think tank is the Dyson Air Multiplier ($299). A showcase of beautiful engineering and design, this fan is... [More]

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Leda Origami Crane Heel

We imagine when Beatrix Ong designed the Leda Heel ($903), she slapped that origami crane right on there and finished it off with "That's right, betches, I just put an origami crane on that shoe." And, if that isn't fierce, then we don't know what is.... [More]

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CO Bigelow Rose Wonder Cold Cream

We think it's high time for a classic cold cream comeback (say that ten times fast!). Why? It's a super gentle all-in-one cleanser, makeup remover (even mascara), and moisturizer perfect for when you're wiped out at the end of the day. CO Bigelow Rose Wonder Cold Cream ($5) contains rose... [More]

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Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug

We love the idea of making our kids as active and playful as possible, and with products out there like the Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug ($60) this is a snap. Super kid friendly, the distinctive shape and colors of the Wheely Bug make it an instant attraction to girls and... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Doppleganger Wear: Petrov Shorts

For those of you with vintage styling with a modern sensibility, today's guest poster should really ring your bell. She's the lovely Emily who we found through her wise and witty blog, but what made us fall head over heels for this woman was her vintage reproductions. Take a peek... [More]

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Spaghetti Bodice Dress

You might be thinking "spaghetti strap dress," but Loeffler Randall's Spaghetti Bodice Dress ($450) is a *new* variety of spaghetti! The bodice is made of fun, spaghetti-like strips, while the bottom half tapers into a pencil skirt shape. We also love the clever contrast of the horizontal scribble pattern and... [More]

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Shea Terra Organics Coconut Milk Pineapple Shea Sugar Scrub

True, the product name, Shea Terra Organics Coconut Milk Pineapple Shea Sugar Scrub ($14), is a mouthful, but day-um does this stuff work! See, pineapple juice contains bromelain, a natural exfoliant that breaks down dead skin cells & supposedly improves new cell growth, revealing younger, brighter skin. Combine that with... [More]

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Nike Athena Flat

Spring and summer we find ourselves outside walking much more than we did when the weather was gloomy, and while we adore our heels, they're just not practical for a two mile stroll in the sunshine. However, those ratty running shoes don't quite compliment our skirts. Lately, we've been frolicking... [More]

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Bribes Make Friendship Better Threadless Giveaway

We promise we won't be needy friends. We won't call you in the middle of the night with ridiculous romantic problems, or borrow inconvenient twenties, or monopolize you at parties when you'd rather dance. Oh please, please, be our friend. Basically, we're trying to get our total of Facebook fans... [More]

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Wooden Photo Albums

In the age of digital it's hard to remember the last time we actually developed photos. Online albums are great and all, but we're tactile people - we need something to hold on to! These delightful Wooden Photo Albums ($45) are the perfect way to showcase all those pictures just... [More]

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Essie Resort Collection

Bright, opaque nail polishes are huge for spring & summer, and we can't get enough of the new Essie Resort Collection ($8 each or $17 for a 4pc mini set). The shades are creamy & rich, with just the right amount of shine to offset the intensity of the color,... [More]

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P.J. Salvage Spring Chemise

There are two kinds of lingerie - what he likes, and what we like. Sometimes, the two overlap, but sometimes, we buy things like this sweet, frilly, adorable albeit juvenile Spring Sorbet Floral Chemise ($49), and then we just give him our best eye roll when he grumbles about getting... [More]

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Solar Powered Grasshopper

Throw something new into the toy mix with the Solar Powered Grasshopper ($4) kit. Genuinely educational and wacky, this science experiment might actually keep the kids interested. As a disclaimer, it won't work in the dark (duh).... [More]

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Roots Samantha Shirt

Upon first glance, the Samantha Printed Shirt ($48) from Roots looks like your average patterned button up, but it's a sneaky sucker. This is the shirt that you have to resist washing immediately after wearing so you can put it on again tomorrow. The cut is supremely flattering, with a... [More]

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New Arcadia Studio Brocade Rocks Glasses

Almost too pretty to drink out of, these hand-painted New Arcadia Studio Brocade Rocks Glasses ($72 for a set of 4) will make even the most plebian glass of soda seem elegant and chic. Also available in turquoise/gold, orange/gold, and green/gold color combos.... [More]

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Cargo Classic Lip Gloss

So, when we read the word "classic," we think old and traditional. Not totally so with the Cargo Classic Lip Gloss ($6). The formula and colors are, indeed, classic and sophisticated, but what caught us a little off guard is the über high-tech Timestrip™ embedded in the packaging! Slip the... [More]

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Myrica Sir Elton Electric Headboard

We can only assume Swedish designer Myrica Bergqvist was inspired by THE Sir Elton when she designed this over the top Myrica Sir Elton Electric Headboard ($2500). Cast in white laser-cut acrylic and backlit with led, this rococo-swirl headboard would've been right at home in Liberace's manor. And yet... We... [More]

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Woven Grass Pet Bed

Taking care of the environment is important because without it we wouldn't have green grasses and cute bunnies like we see in the Woven Grass Pet Bed ($8). All natural grass is safe for small pets to chew on, protects their delicate paws from tough cages, and is soft for... [More]

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Judith Jack 'Charisma' Pendant

There is some really marvelous heirloom and antique style jewelry out this spring. Pieces that combine old world appeal with a modern sensibility. Check out this Judith Jack Charisma Teardrop Necklace ($195). The toggle closure allows you to wear the necklace long (36") or double the chain over (18"), which... [More]

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Agree to Disagree: Sac à Baguette

We're fond of our lil' Outblush Editorial family, and are usually in accord regarding product selection, but sometimes we look at an item that a fellow editor has chosen and do a double take. Which is why we bring you Agree To Disagree, a new feature that'll show you another... [More]

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Wilster Sequin Tank

Trendy sailor stripes get a well deserved dash of dark in the Wilster Sequin Tank ($87). Of course, snazzy sequins brighten this austere chocolate-black color combo to deliver decadent club wear. Since the racerback is a comfy knit we're not kidding about seriously dancing our asses off in this slinky... [More]

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Baby Jogger F.I.T.

This Baby Jogger's F.I.T. ($300) is like the Rolls Royce of jogging strollers. Featuring super-durable construction, a hand caliper brake for added control, and pneumatic wheels for added shock absorption & comfort for your wee passenger, it'll keep you both going for miles. There's also a spacious pocket under the... [More]

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Fresh Radiance Pen

Our mama always told us we were the best and brightest, and while we're not going to argue with those wise words, there are definitely mornings where we're a little lacking in the brightness department. Thankfully, Fresh has us covered with their new Supernova Radiance Brightening Pen ($24). Available in... [More]

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Tattoo Tank by Yellowman

You might not be able to touch your nose to your knee, but you can still feel badass in yoga class when you wear the Tattoo Tank by Yellowman ($64). And, best of all, no needles needed to wear this tattoo! This workout tank features elaborate, original illustration by a... [More]

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Kimono Turquoise Sleep Mask

Our your next trans-Atlantic flight, catch your z's in style and comfort with the Kimono Turquoise Sleep Mask ($20). Made of Silk Brocade, a silk lined back and padded with cotton, this beautiful sleep mask will block out the light and sites of the not so handsome traveler to your... [More]

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Farmer's Market Baskets

Mommas of the world deserve a special day - they spend their lives mending our favorite overalls, healing our broken hearts, and talking us through cooking their famous lasagna. On Mother's Day they let us give them the royal treatment and we can let them know how much everything they... [More]

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Spiegel TasselMe Belt

We can't be shy in the drape-pull-meets-cummerbund inspired Spiegel TasselMe Belt ($40). It's outrageous, but over a simple ensemble or just an LBD, it could be the drama we so desire. Consider this: it's animal-friendly (leather), fully black-gold reversible, and you can't really see the sparkle from here, but those... [More]

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SofaHanger

Possibly the best thing to happen to Friday nights since the invention of microwave kettle corn, the SofaHanger ($135 US or $99 EUR) is just plain handy. Drape this mini-coffee table over the arm of your sofa or chair and rest your book, remote, and snacks within easy reach.... [More]

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Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag

When you think of diapers, some not so pretty things come to mind. But when you think of diaper bags, now adorable can follow. Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag ($167) has a unique pattern that screams anti-frump, and straps that convert for use as a backpack or messenger bag. Hand-embroidered detail,... [More]

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Treasure Shorts

There happened to be an unfortunate period of time in our childhood when our mother made us wear culottes. We're now convinced that no matter what material, pattern, or pretty color, culottes will never make us feel fabulous. Samantha Pleet just might've found a way around this, though, with her... [More]

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Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer

Even though he makes us smell like a mixed drink, John Masters grinds up nature that fortifies our hair and skin. From bedhead to smooth and silky, the Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer ($21) is on its greenerific A-game. Castor oil smooths and shines, tangerine oil tones our scalp,... [More]

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Paparazzi Eye Clutch

This Paparazzi Emma Eye Clutch ($76) is fierce - like a mother snow leopard protecting her baby cubs fierce. The east-west shape is slim and sleek and compliments the hip city style of the white patent leather material. The exterior is reminiscent of Vogue covers from the early 60's (this... [More]

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Hand Knotted Leashes

Unique and durable, Hand Knotted Leashes ($64) are handmade by New England rope makers. Hand-spliced, the ends are "whipped" for additional durability. Solid brass o-rings and bronze clips allow you to use the leash around your waist, over your shoulder and across your chest. Twenty-five percent of the cost of... [More]

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Stacie Floral Strappy Dress

Our very own technicolor dream-dress: the Stacie Floral Strappy Dress ($50)! We bet this fresh and bubbly number could be spotted from a mile away, so you know you'll stand out just as well at a soirée. We mustn't neglect to mention that the underlay is made of tulle for... [More]

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Olsen Haus Berlin Shoes

Pure vegan designer Olsen Haus has exceeded our wildest expectations in pleather; their Berlin 2 Shoes ($220) are the cherry on the top of our fashion sundae. These woven wedges have the same impact as a skyscraper in an empty field, and we're thanking whatever rules this earth for the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A dress for Jen's new tattoo

Poor Jen! Her "shopping-fu" has failed her in her search for a "...backless/low back dress, about or just above the knee. But nearly every "backless dress" I've found online...well...yeah. I'm looking for sexy and a little daring- not street corner, if you know what I mean. I have a large... [More]

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Optical Chandelier

We've featured Stuart Haygarth's mastery of reused materials before, and he continues to inspire us... His twinkling Optical Chandelier ($Inquire) gets its sparkle from 4500 prescription spectacle lenses hung on monofilament line. The design takes the disco ball idea and turns it on its head, using refracted instead of reflected... [More]

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Doubtblush: Betsey Johnson Leopard Sunglasses

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. Even the prettiest of faces... [More]

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Athleta Cloud Tank

Whether the name of this flattering tank comes from the fact that it's soft as a cloud or that it's embellished with a divine pattern, we'll never know, but frankly, that's not important. The Cloud Tank ($64) is semi-fitted (read: hides problem areas well) and has an intricate pattern that... [More]

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Laura Mercier Oil-Free Gel Cleanser

Got oily, sensitive skin and looking for a cleanser that will really improve your complexion from the inside out? Laura Mercier Oil-Free Gel Cleanser ($35) contains coconut & oat cleansing agents to gently exfoliate & remove oil, plus allantoin, panthenol, and vitamins A & E to calm & protect skin... [More]

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Norpro 94 Stainless-Steel Composter Keeper

Double duty rocks - so the idea of cutting back on our waste while giving our gardens some yummy treats, is something we love. Norpro 94 Stainless-Steel Composter Keeper ($43) uses a charcoal filter to eliminate odors while it holds your food scraps. Hey, it's ok if it takes awhile... [More]

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Jessica Leggings

Anna Hovet's Jessica Leggings ($47)will have your legs looking as pretty as a ballerina's (without the years of training!). These stretchy cotton leggings stop at the knee and continue to the ankle via dainty ties that wrap around the leg. We'd pair these leggings with a simple pair of sandals... [More]

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479° Popcorn - The Foodie

Based in San Francisco, 479° Popcorn sources the finest organic ingredients from around the globe and combines them for handmade, small batched goodness. While all their samplers and flavors are divinity, we're particularly diggin 479° Popcorn - The Foodie ($35). In it you'll experience: Fleur de Sel Caramel, Ginger Sesame... [More]

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Oh How Beautiful You Are Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall... Wouldn't it be great if, instead of showing you all your (perceived) flaws, a mirror showed you how insanely amazing and phenomenal you are? Joop Steenkamer's Oh How Beautiful (You Are) Mirror ($122) proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder- you! This... [More]

Tivoli Couture Stroller Liner

Tivoli Couture Stroller Liner

This is for all of the trendy moms out there! The Tivoli Couture Stroller Liner ($69) is a must-have accessory for any hip mom and her cool kids. This fabulously plush stroller liner offers comfy rides for happy tushies! Each liner is a stylish cotton print, which can be reversed... [More]

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Handful of Plates

Party ergonomics! Who knew such a thing existed? Alissia Melka-Teichroew designed the Handful of Plates ($110), ceramic plates that are folded into a U-curve. These nifty plates make holding your plate of food in one hand and your drink in the other much more manageable (especially after a few drinks!).... [More]

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Boden Swishy Skirt

Seriously, is there any better way to describe a skirt than swishy? We say no. All we want to do is twirl and sashay in Boden's fun Swishy Applique Skirt ($98). The linen is decorated with abstract flowers and delicate embroidery and is casually chic and feminine.... [More]

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Recycled Rebagz Satchel

We'd take the Recycled Rebagz Satchel ($59) out on the town before we'd come close to the silly looking upcycled bags made of bright candy wrappers. In a former life, this classy metallic had a much more juvenile existence as juice cartons (Capri Sun, anyone?). The necktie style middle gather... [More]

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LED Umbrella

It's geeky, more than a little, but we're delighted by the LED Umbrella ($25). It's both an homage to the iconic Blade Runner (yeah, the original book had a much cooler title) and a very practical safety measure for when you have to be out and about in rainy darkness... [More]

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An Education

On the surface, An Education ($19) may seem the typical story of a young girl whose parents dream of her attending Oxford - when a 30-something ne'er do well mucks up her plans. But with an amazing ensemble cast of Emma Thompson, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams... [More]

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MAC Opulash

MAC Opulash Mascara ($14) isn't even out yet and we're already fans. Available for pre-order, this mega-thickening mascara will be released on April 22nd. It promises even application, thanks to a fiber-and-beeswax formula and a giant brush, and supposedly will last up to 15 hours. Intrigued? You bet. Pre-ordered by... [More]

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Club and Spade Earrings

Award-winning designer Cat Davison can't be beat at a game that usually turns out a lot of ugly ish: recycling vintage vinyl records. Her continuing Heat the Beat collection brings us tons of black clippings from back in the day, and our favorite are the Club and Spade Earrings ($6).... [More]

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White Opal Belt Buckle

A belt is an excellent update to a lot of stuff we currently have in our closet - long sweaters, dresses, those slouchy jeans that are a scooch too big, and so on. A bejeweled belt is an even better option! This White Opal Multi-Stone Belt Buckle ($133) is currently... [More]

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The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting

If the idea of cocktails at a mid-day birthday party sounds like a good idea to you, The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting ($10) should be next on your reading list. Parents in need of some grown-up time will appreciate Christie Mellor's retro twang and comical look... [More]

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Jimi Wallet

Jellies go beyond footwear in the Jimi Wallet ($8). On a wild no-handbag-necessary kind of night, this 100% recycled slim frame holds our absolute essentials even in skinny jeans. They've thought of everything with this one - It's water resistant with a detachable money clip, 1% of sales is invested... [More]

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Gummy Shot Glasses

One delicious way to be earth-friendly: make everything edible. Eat the evidence with the yummy Gummy Shot Glasses ($13), available in lime, lemon and cola flavors (pictured) as well as red, blue and orange, which translate to cherry, blue raspberry, and, well, orange (Nice job with the synonymous color-flavor thing,... [More]

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Black + Blum Box Appetit

Make brown bagging it a thing of the past when you cart your nosh in a Black + Blum Box Appetit ($22)! This cutie pie lunchbox features a small sauce pot to keep your food fresh, never soggy, an inner, remove-able dish to allow you to microwave (or not) parts... [More]

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Conservatory Watering Can

The graceful hand-blown Conservatory Watering Can ($39) is an especially elegant tool for an everyday task. Artful bulbous green glass complements the arched metal rattan wrapped handle. We'd be something outside the norm sprinkling our gardens with this tool.... [More]

Beaded Flower Bracelet

Beaded Flower Bracelet

Your accessories should be as fresh as a daisy! At least they will be if you're rockin' the Beaded Flower Bracelet ($58). This eye-catching stretchy bracelet has vintage style with its faceted stones and daisies. Its also available in five gorgeous colors - green, coral, nude, turquoise and yellow. We're... [More]

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The Selby Is in Your Place

As longtime lurker-followers of the photography & design inspiration blog, The Selby, we were delighted to find out that Todd Selby has released a book, The Selby Is in Your Place ($23). Featuring 30+ cheeky profiles of famous (and not-so-famous) artsy types like Olivier Zahm and Jonathan Adler, plus photos... [More]

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Herban Essentials Yoga Towelettes

Sometimes we need a little more than ohm and downward dog to clear out the mess of life that bounces around in our brains during yoga, so we're grateful for Herban Essentials Yoga Towelettes ($15). These antibacterial wipes are infused with lavender oil and are great for wiping down mats,... [More]

Laser Cut Floral Clutch

Laser Cut Floral Clutch

The next time you have to step out in style for a special event, go armed with the Laser Cut Floral Clutch ($98). This pretty lil' clutch is bloomin' with satin flowers. It also has a simple chain strap that can be used or it can be just as easily... [More]

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Stripe Infinity Wrap

We like clothing that inspires a little bit of interpretive dance (see photo)! Or maybe she's just lost in the infinite draping? Either way, we heart the Oak's Stripe Infinity Wrap ($89). It fits like a vest in the back and drapes in the front (business in the back, party... [More]

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Culture Club: Littlearth Mount Fuji Purse

Made of recycled materials, the Littlearth Mount Fuji Purse ($138) is a darling drop on our Earth Day themed radar. We guess the soft rubber strap and velvet interior make this slightly strange little handbag comfy, but it's the fantastic image that grabs us. It's a tsunami of style. If... [More]

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Sac à Baguette Shopping Bags

Stores everywhere are ix-naying on the astic-play ags-bay and jumping on the reusable bag bandwagon. Why not let your cloth grocery bags double as a chic handbag? Sac à Baguette Shopping Bags ($299-329) are made from the finest, sturdiest materials available and hold over 6 gallons of groceries, plus include... [More]

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Smashbox Eye Illusion

The eye shadow possibilities are endless, if you've got new Smashbox Eye Illusion ($28) on hand. This trio of irridescent"transforming shadows" (pale pink, pale blue, and pale yellow) can be applied over nearly any eye makeup to change the look and give it a metallic sheen. Of course, if you... [More]

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Bamboo Yoga Brick

Is it just us or is it sometimes really freakin' hard to breathe in certain yoga positions? You know, the ones that call for our legs to bend in ways they shouldn't, whilst our head touches the floor. The Bamboo Yoga Brick ($24) from Lululemon Athletica reads a friendly and... [More]

Hinged Enamel Bracelet

Hinged Enamel Bracelet

Ok ok...so we may not all be math scholars or excellent bankers, but we certainly love geometry when it comes to style! The Hinged Enamel Bracelet ($28-32) is a stunning geometric-patterned enamel bangle bracelet accented with faceted glass stones for a little extra sparkle. Wear just one for a simple... [More]

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Get Cosy Pillow

Bombdesign's Get Cosy Pillow ($133) takes that soft and squishy pillow you love to hug on Friday evenings in and adds a couple of sewn in hand pockets and a large foot pocket on the opposite side. Not only does this encourage carefree pillow hugging, but it also warms up... [More]

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Click n Cook Essential Utensil

For those of us with postage stamp-sized apartment kitchens, the Click n Cook Essential Utensil ($32, available for pre-order) is pure, clutter-bustin' genius. You get one main handle which clicks into five different utensil attachments: a flat spatula, long flexible slotted spatula, extra-wide slotted spatula, flexible mixer, and slotted spoon.... [More]

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Born Lovely Flat

It's still a bit chilly for sandals, but, damnit, we CANNOT wear these boots any more. We want something light and springy and pretty and, of course, comfortable. What, you say such a shoe doesn't exist? We thought so too, until we found Born's aptly named Lovely Flat ($85). Available... [More]

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Fondue For 2 Mug Set

Fondue makes it okay to drench just about anything in chocolate or cheese, and that's why we love it so much! We must say we can get quite creative with the chocolate: fruit, bread, cookies, or even gummy worms. The Fondue For 2 Mug Set ($23) is an easy to... [More]

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Spellbound Evening in Paris

Create an air of je ne sais quoi while you hold back your flyaways complement your outfit with this sweet Evening in Paris Headband ($65) from Spellbound. The Fleur-de-Lis appliqué will shimmer and is a much more captivating shape than the traditional petal flowers often found adorning lovely locks.... [More]

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Eco Wave Wristlet

Made from recycled rice and feed bags, the sleek Eco Wave Wristlet ($22) is good for the environment and much more (Purchases buy 28 bowls of food for rescued animals and help women artisans in Cambodia achieve economic independence.). The curvaceous magnetic cover flap distinguishes this piece from the pack,... [More]

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Icon Clock

A lot of numberless clocks have attitude problems. "Look at us if you must," they seem to say, "but our gold and onyx and stainless steel perfection should make our otherworldly concerns evident to anyone. Tell you the time? We're not even talking to you." But the GUI-inspired Icon Clock... [More]

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Lush Naked Kit

To celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary, pick out your very own LUSH Naked Kit ($20). You get a total of six solid, earth-friendly products: a mini Squeaky Green shampoo bar, mini Buffy Body Butter bar, mini Therapy Massage Bar, a Sexy Peel Soap, and your choice of one of four... [More]

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Venice Texture Tights

Legwear has become quite the adventure these days, from graffiti leggings to crotchless fishnets, not to mention AA's lace body stockings. While we appreciate the vast array of options, we'd be happy with the simple yet elegantly textured Venice Tights ($13). The pattern of alternating stripes and chevrons will give... [More]

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Shokay Baby Yak

A stuffed yak? Sure, it's cute, but what's so special about this fuchsia-hued Shokay Baby Yak ($20 on sale)? The Shokay company sources its yak-fiber yarn directly from Tibetan herders, and they reinvest parts of their profits into the local communities of the herders. Everything at Shokay, from blankets to... [More]

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Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses

We winos would gladly to pay homage to all our habits with the eco-friendly Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses ($30). Natural variations in colors, shapes, thicknesses, and cone-shaped dimples ("punts") mean that every tumbler is unique. And we should mention that sales support environmental education, so people can keep up this... [More]

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Abas Envelope Card Case

We try our hardest to not come off as a fumbling mess in professional situations, so we opt to carry our business cards in card cases. Adorable yet sophisticated, the Abas Envelope Card Case ($30) is a small leather envelope in which you can tuck away your contact information. It's... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Snarkaholic: The KFC Double Down, aka the Chickapocalypse

Everyone say a warm "Welcome back!" to today's guest poster, Janet at Snarkaholic! She blogs, often irreverently, about life in Los Angeles from the point of a non-native, non-celebrity-chaser. The second I heard about the new KFC Double Down "Sandwich," ($$????) I thought of Patton Oswalt's genius sketch about the... [More]

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Crosley Revolution

One of the things we love about our MP3 players is how compact they are, but they just don't scratch the itch when we want to hear our favorite albums played back on vinyl. Nothing comes close to that sound, and until now, we went without a turntable for lack... [More]

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Kim White Platinum Clutch

The best problem to have as an Outblush editor is when we find a vendor so fabulous we can't even choose which item to tell you ladies about. Kim White handbags are artfully made from vintage automotive interiors and fabrics, and every item we looked at was nearly impossible to... [More]

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Oak Tree Necklace

Reference the good Earth while accessorizing like nobody's business with the Oak Tree Necklace ($51) by Gypsy Jewels. Marbled semi-precious Serpentine beads pop next to translucent Czech glass beads in this eye-catching lime green piece. The golden hardware has character, featuring a flying bird charm and Gypsy signature tag dangling... [More]

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Bath by Bettijo Foot Cream

As we gear up for sandal season, we realize a little TLC for our tootsies is in order. We're treating them right with Bath by Bettijo's CocoaMint Foot Cream ($32). It's full of luscious ingredients to hydrate, relax and rejuvenate our feet, including cocoa butter, vitamin E, peppermint and rosemary... [More]

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Kenneth Jay Lane Garden Party Flower Bracelet

Like wearing a corsage (only without the allergies and short lifespan) on your wrist, this sunny Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Multi Garden Party Flower Bracelet ($149) is the perfect splash of color for your spring work wardrobe. Featuring five vintage-style enameled flowers with faux jewel or pearl centers, it's ladylike... [More]

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Carol Burnett: This Time Together

It's true, Carol Burnett isn't exactly a comedienne our generation is too familiar with, but we've always loved her and feel that she needs to stage a Betty White-style comeback. Her hilarious, touching new memoir, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection ($14) will have you NetFlix-ing DVDs of The Carol... [More]

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Leanora Dame Locket

Mother's Day isn't too far off and now is the perfect time to pick up something special for the woman who laboriously brought you into the world. This Lenora Dame Lotus Locket ($72) is a memorable and unique piece. The distressed lotus flower pops against the background of embossed floral... [More]

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EcoTools Train Case

Loving the water color style pattern on the EcoTools Train Case ($15) by vegan princess Alicia Silverstone is too easy. Made with natural hemp and recycled plastic with a book printed with non-toxic inks on tree-free stone paper, this cosmetic bag set is totally earth-friendly. Plus, 1% of sales goes... [More]

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Reebok Zig Pulse

If you can get past the cartoonish look of the sole, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the Reebok Zig Pulse ($100). The funky design helps your foot use maximum energy, keeping the muscles in your legs from fatiguing as quickly, so you can pull a Forrest Gump and run like... [More]

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Recycled Crayon Sticks

We'd be lying if we said we didn't prefer restaurants that hand out crayons to diners of all ages, not just the little 'uns, but for when we go to a more adult establishment, we'll keep some Recycled Crayon Sticks ($13) in our purses. Of course, should we happen to... [More]

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Ecojot® Conservation Journal

We doubt the Ecojot® Conservation Journal will raise "humanity to new heights" all by itself, but we agree that a unified chant of the cover text: "he who plants a tree plants hope" is uplifting (Why "she" was left out is another issue...). Since snagging this graphic notebook buys 14... [More]

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Culture Club: United Nude Eamz X Sandal

Your eyes do not deceive you! This is indeed a heel, and you will, in fact, not fall flat on your face upon standing in the United Nude Eamz X Elastic Sandal ($215). United Nude, master of architecturally reinventing the heel, has created an incredibly stable (and sexy) steel heel... [More]

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Sephora Colorful Artist Lipstick Palette

Whether you prefer barely-there nudes and pinks, or go for the drama with burgundies and crimsons, every girl's gotta have a signature lipstick. But often, it can be really hard to find that one shade to rule 'em all on a drugstore shelf. Solution? Create your own hue of perfection... [More]

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Rebecca Minkoff Best Friend Pouches

Our inner tween squealed with delight when we saw these Rebecca Minkoff Best Friend Leather Pouches ($98 for the set). We're a little old to be giving our besties cheesy necklaces, but every woman needs something to stash her loose change and lipstick in. Let your girlfriend know you still... [More]

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Angel Rox Wrap

If you don't have any clothing made out of bamboo, you're suffering. The feel is so soft and light it makes cotton come off like sandpaper, but you don't have to take our word for it. Give this luxurious (and incredibly eco-friendly) fabric a try yourself. The Bamboo Wrap by... [More]

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Herb Garden Markers

The Herb Garden Markers ($18) may look a little plain Jane, but we have to admit, there's something to be said about simplicity of design. Sure, labeling our cilantro, marjoram, parsley, oregano, basil and chives seems downright unnecessary since we know what we're growing, but these terracotta tags add a... [More]

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Doubtblush: C. Neeon Harem Pants

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. There is nothing to like... [More]

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Juicy Flower Punk Ring

Not only are cocktail rings a phenomenal way to add a little style and sparkle to any outfit, they are also very handy in case a round of fisticuffs breaks out at a midnight sample sale. Juicy Couture's Flower Punk Ring ($88) has color, texture, and a quirky elegance that... [More]

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Rebel Green Lunch Tote

Who says brown-bagging it has to be brown? Green bag it with the eco-friendly Rebel Green Peace Girl Lunch Tote ($18). This reusable cloth bag is badass in a pretty cute way, plus you're saving the planet and your own green since you won't be eating lunch out as often.... [More]

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Essential 10: Totally Random but Utterly Useful Tricks

We may be anything but Suzy Homemakers around here, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate housewifely tips and tricks. Here are ten of the Outblush editors' favorites for your (hopeful) edification. Got some of your own to share? Tell us in the comments below! 1. In a hurry in... [More]

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Chloe Eau de Fleurs Capucine

Recently, we were lucky enough to try all three fragrances from Chloe's Eau de Fleurs collection, and our hands-down favorite is the green Capucine. ($135) It's a bright, grassy, nasturtium scent - and when was the last time you tried a nasturtium perfume, for that matter? The official list of... [More]

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OPI Shrek Forever After Brights Collection

Okay, we're really, really, really hoping that next month's Shrek Forever After will actually be the last movie in the series - as we all thought Shrek 3 was. And naturally, with a movie like this, comes the inevitable tie-in merchandise. Hence, OPI's Shrek Forever After Brights Collection ($8.50 each).... [More]

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Sakura Skirt

Although you may blind passersby with your winter-pale legs at this point in the year, we still think you should strut your stuff in this kicky Sakura Skirt ($34) posthaste. This canvas sateen mini features a bronze cherry-blossom print screened onto a dark slate blue background, plus handy pockets. It's... [More]

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HauteLook - Up to 75% off designer clothing, beauty products, & home decor

These days, you've gotta be careful where you spend your fashion dollar, but we know you're still jonesing for designer goods. Since their opening in 2007, HauteLook has hosted over 2000 private sample sales for the hottest designers, like William Rast and Soia & Kyo, at discounts of 50-70% off... [More]

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Telescoping Flip Clock

Anything we can do to make time spent in our cubicles a little less dismal is greatly appreciated, and the adorable Telescoping Flip Clock ($50) might just do the trick. Finished in chrome, this fabulous clock adds an ode to retro to our work spaces and can be adjusted from... [More]

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Corporate Flashcards

If phrases like "low-hanging fruit," "golden handcuffs," and "sacred cows," sound like the latest and greatest in sex games, Corporate Flashcards ($11) are for you. With a fold-out game insert, these 50 cards use humor and classic educational techniques to have you speaking suit in no time. For instance, on... [More]

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Capri Violet Garment Bag

If you're flying to your next business meeting or to that first date with your Twitter crush - arrive in style, and wrinkle free, by carrying your chic duds in the Capri Violet Garment Bag ($145). This stylish bag is made from breathable vintage cotton fabric, features re-purposed leather details,... [More]

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Wooden Collage Frame

If you've been looking for a way to spruce up that naked foyer, the Wooden Collage Frame ($275) is perfection. Crafted with wood and resin accents, the collage frame is hand painted in a gorgeous eye popping red. It holds 14 photos and is 28"W x 38"T. But we imagine... [More]

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ban.do no. 100

The lovely folks at ban.do aren't just making gorgeous hair pieces for everyday, but also for your grandest of days. Ban.do no. 100 ($130) is an exquisite vintage brooch found at an estate sale and recreated for your hair. Classic and elegant, this pin will make your 'do sparkle come... [More]

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Philosophy Divine Illumination

We'd love a dose of almighty intervention when it comes to keeping our faces looking fresh and young, but the fact is, prayers alone don't seem to be keeping the wrinkles at bay. Philosophy knows how we're feeling and has come to our aid with Divine Illumination ($85). Not only... [More]

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Links Of London Friendship Bracelet

Give us five pieces of string, a few extra minutes, and we can still whip out a pretty sweet friendship bracelet. The chances of us wearing one these days, slightly less probable. A gorgeous modern version of this juvenile accessory, Links of London Friendship Bracelet ($180) is hand-woven with orange... [More]

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My Heart Is Yours Poster

Let's face it ladies, sometimes love can be a tad morbid, yet wonderful at the same time. When you've found the right one, you want to give your heart away - theMy Heart Is Yours Poster ($24) by Seattle Show Posters is the perfect 2-color print on Natural Paper re-creation... [More]

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A.P.C. Madras Tote

Spring has sprung, and the leather purse is being retired for the season. We need something spacious to carry around our shades, water, sunscreen and trashy magazines the latest bestseller, in addition to our usual purse-bound items. The A.P.C. Madras Front Pocket Tote ($140) is what we're carrying around these... [More]

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Kiehl's Açaí Toning Mist

You use toner as part of your daily beauty routine, so why not use a fabulous one that has some positive benefits beyond your face? Kiehl's Limited Edition Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist ($26) is a clarifying, tightening, illuminating toner to help keep your skin luminous and healthy which in and... [More]

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Moustache Mugs

Everyone could use a good giggle with their morning coffee. Each Moustache Mug ($27) comes with two 'staches, one on each side, so you can pick your persona while you sip. We're the Charlie Chaplin type until we've had a cup or two.... [More]

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Gin Wigmore: Holy Smoke

While we like to think we're privy to the goods before the rest of the world, here in the good old U. S. of A., sometimes we're slightly behind in the music realm. While Gin Wigmore: Holy Smoke ($10) was originally released in New Zealand in 2009, we're just now... [More]

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Lauren Moffat Striped Dress

Looking for a summer dress that's a little bit casual, a little bit glamorous, and a lot different from what you're used to seeing on the racks right now? We were, and we found Lauren Moffat's Taupe/Gold Striped Dress ($332). While the flattering silhouette of this dress will look great... [More]

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Earth-Friendly Leaves Mouse Pad

You won't find the Earth-Friendly Leaves Mouse Pad ($6) at Staples (Trust us, we checked.). What seems like another pretty but common office accessory is special because the nonslip rubber back is made entirely from recycled tires. Eco-conscious and practical, this 90% post-consumer recycled item just zoomed to the top... [More]

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Fossil Isla Case

Even if we're headed somewhere fun, packing is still kind of a pain. However, Fossil's Isla Frame Cosmetic Case ($25) has us excited to get packin' for our next trip. The fun pattern on this cosmetic case makes us think of warmer climates and tropical getaways, plus we're less likely... [More]

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Good On Paper Many Thanks Cards

Sometimes a sweet sentiment is made even sweeter on a beautiful little note card like Good On Paper Many Thanks Cards ($18/ set of 8). One of our favorite color combinations, chocolate and turquoise, is printed on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks and creates a beautiful little petal design. With... [More]

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Menu Simplicty Vase

A vase that doubles as a work of art, the Menu Simplicity Vase ($58), is the perfect meld of Japanese and Scandinavian styles. Designed to hold one or two long-stemmed flowers, this simple and beautiful vase is sculptural and elegant. The juxtaposition of industrial and natural is sublime. Made of... [More]

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Bloom Flower Golf Club Covers

Your partner's clubs are decked out in sweet Collegiate mascot covers and you're stuck with the drab factory issued ones. No longer, ladies. Bloom Flower Golf Club Covers ($54) will save your clubs from feeling under-dressed on the greens. Four fully lined club covers are marked with 1, 3, 5,... [More]

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Eco-friendly Chalk Mat

Give us a crayon and a paper table cloth while we're waiting for dinner to be served, and the kid in us would go wild. Doodling's fun and all, but our works aren't frame-worthy, and wasting paper hurts trees. Green families eat your hearts out, the Eco-friendly Chalk Mat ($12)... [More]

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Sweet Petula Good Clean Dog Herbal Shampoo

'Tis spring, and that means a) mud, and b) your dog will roll around in said mud, and whatever else it can find, simply because it's so darned happy to be outdoors again. Scrub 'em down with Sweet Petula Good Clean Dog Herbal Shampoo ($11) to get rid of the... [More]

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Tulip Garden Quilt Set

If we were to assess our mood in the office right now, it would be a combination of spring fever (or possibly sloth) and sleepiness (or possibly sloth). So sloth accessories it is! It's already the time of year to stop using those warm cozy sheets - they're great in... [More]

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Coffee for One

This Coffee for One Set ($28) has to be one of the cuter single-serving java ideas we've come across. The top cup is a twee French press (which makes realllllly good, strong coffee), and once it's brewed, you pour your sweet, sweet caffeinated nectar into the generously sized coffee cup... [More]

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Origins Brighter By Nature Pads

News of new Origins products always make us sit up and take notice, because they pretty much always deliver on their promises. Origins Brighter By Nature pads ($38) use fruit acids for a gentle glycolic peel, without the usual redness afterwards. Skin is softer, smoother, more even, and brighter after... [More]

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Julia Failey Gemstone Vine Ring

We recently discovered eco-friendly jeweler Julia Failey and are in capital-L Lurve. Using reclaimed, deoxidized sterling silver and ethically sourced gold and gemstones, she creates organically styled pieces like this Gemstone Vine Ring in Gold ($100) that are timeless yet totally modern at the same time. We're fawning over the... [More]

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Satire Silk Simple Shoes

Classic style and quality recycled materials make the tie dye on the Satire Silk Simple Shoes ($60) look sophisticated, not sloppy. With certified organic cotton lining, soft polyurethane foam, and recycled rubber "pedbed" we'd be strutting pain free for once. It's really green from head to toe (check off recycled... [More]

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Canadian Hutterite Goose Down Travel Pillow

Why thank you stewardess, for my 1/4 inch thick piece of fabric you claim to be a pillow. If you want something done right, you know the drill ladies, do it yourself. No longer will we board flights without our own Canadian Hutterite Goose Down Travel Pillow ($95 CAD). The... [More]

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Aqua Vitae - Vodka Mojito

This week we have the perfect way to quell that wicked faux summer weather - The Vodka Mojito! Flavored vodka has been THE big thing on the liquor market over the past few years and there seems to be no end in sight. We imagine soon there will be pickle... [More]

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Sales & Steals: 4/9/10

Our advice for you this weekend? Live it up! Enjoy the warm weather! Go out for brunch with your girlfriends and then go shopping! Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals featured below for some of your favorite online stores. Bloomingdales - Through 04/11/2010, the Sweet, Sweet Sale cuts 20-30% off... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Lovely Particulars: Tutulle Satin Strass Clutch

Ladies and gents, our Guest Blogger dedicated to the finer things in life is back! Danae Kelly from Lovely Particulars "work[s] hard during the day to make sure people can walk around in shoes that are as good for their souls as they are for their feet" - She must've... [More]

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Vivo Small Round Bento Box

It's getting harder and harder to be the most fashionable and hip lady in the lunchroom - what with all these new-fangled bags and boxes and such. Time to step it up a notch with the Vivo Small Round Bento Box ($30). In black, red, tan and brown, your homemade... [More]

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Cool Feet

So, it turns out when they named laptops "laptops," they didn't actually mean it. By the time we're done looking through our ex's Facebook profile, our laptop is already way too hot to keep on our lap. We've seen laptop cooling trays, but they're a little too big to carry... [More]

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Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices

When you're constantly bombarded with images of the planet going to hell in a hand basket, it's easy to get overwhelmed and stuck on inaction. Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple Everyday Choices ($12) is the perfect introduction to greenness in small doses that really make a... [More]

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Lodge Wedge Pan

Cast iron is kinda awesome. It can be used as a burglar-deterring device (THWACK!), you're actually not supposed to wash it, and it cooks stuff up like a dream due to its even heat distribution. Southern cooks will tell you that the best way to make cornbread is to bake... [More]

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Culture Club: Huf Haus Art 6

Maybe we're not exactly in the market for a new home, but the stunning Huf Haus Art 6 ($Inquire) is solid green food for thought (We're not talkin' about green eggs and ham, people.). The German home specialists at Huf Haus have dropped their earth-friendly bomb, the Green Revolution, and... [More]

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Tank Book Cig Pack

Your friend has gradually become a pack-a-day smoker, and you're getting a little worried. What to do? Secretly replace their cigarettes with Tank Book Cig Packs ($17)! Each pack comes in the size of a cigarette pack and contains a shrunken piece of literature, ranging in authors from Hemingway to... [More]

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Avalon Organics SPF 15 Lotion

It's always easier to remember to protect our beautiful faces from the sun's rays when it's actually sunny out, so as the weather gets better, we're trying out some new sunscreens for daily protection. Our current favorite is Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 15 ($18). We're... [More]

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Sterling Silver Travel Rune Ring

Here's a mystical twist on the revived monogram trend; the Sterling Silver Travel Rune Ring ($34) may be worn best by an "R" named lady, but the there's more than alphabetical significance to this character. This naive looking letter symbolizes travel and pushes us to take that long awaited vacation,... [More]

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Badass

Crammed to bursting with tales of the gnarliest men and women ever, Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live ($12) is mighty fine reading. Historian Ben Thompson, of the highly entertaining website, Badass of the Week, delves into the... [More]

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Jack & Lily Baseball Booties

Now that's odd, five baby announcements this week? Must have been a super celebratory Fourth of July! No matter, now you're in need of gifts for these new bundles of joy. What better way to celebrate opening week of baseball and new babies than with Jack & Lily Baseball Booties... [More]

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Kena Kai FELTtech Computer Sleeve

Usually when we see heather gray, comfy sweats come to mind, but look beyond the casual color connotations of the Kena Kai FELTtech Computer Sleeve ($32) - it's got secrets. Although this sleeve looks unassuming, this laptop protector is made of exclusive felttech material reworked from 100 recycled PET bottles... [More]

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Kris Nations Red and Turquoise Wrapped Crystal Hoops

Add a teasing dash of color to your spring wardrobe with these funky Kris Nations Red and Turquoise Wrapped Crystal Hoops ($100). Coral red crystals are bezel-set in 14k gold, then wrapped with bright turquoise cord for extra pop. Contrasted with a breezy white sundress and plenty of mascara, these... [More]

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Field Notes Packet of Sunshine

It never fails, you're out and about, a great thought pops into your head, you vow to write it down the second you find a piece of paper, and poof! Your brilliant idea for hair dye that prevents regrowth - is gone! With Field Notes Packet of Sunshine ($12) you'll... [More]

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Doubtblush: Elie Tahari Alexis Blouse

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. Sometimes we look at our... [More]

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Keep Your Mitts Off Our Muffs

While the concept of My New Pink Button - a cream that dyes the labia various glistening pink hues (and may cause chemical burns and itching) - is revolting enough for a week of posts, we've decided to call for a moratorium on this wave of poontang pandemonium. The blossoming... [More]

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Graham & Spencer Silk Broadcloth Pleated Rollup Pants

Okay, we know your initial reaction to these Graham & Spencer Silk Broadcloth Pleated Pants ($216) is probably, "Oh, my God, these are flattering?" But we assure you, once you put 'em on, you'll change your tune to, "Oh, my God, these ARE flattering!!!!" Thanks to a carefully tailored silhouette... [More]

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Menu Wall Mounted Jewelry Tree

It's not often that we could call a piece that holds our jewelry elegant, but that's just what the Menu Wall Mounted Jewelry Tree ($100) is. With three hangers in high-glossed polished aluminum, these sculptural pieces hold on to your rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Make your own combination for... [More]

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Crystal Flower Light Fixture

Ooo the sparkly hand-cut crystal flowers on the Crystal Flower Light Fixture ($180) border on gaudy European hotel status, but we're swooning. Intertwined in winding gold-leaf wrought-iron branches and wonderfully detailed leaves, the dazzling gems look divine. Fit for the Gods, or for little old us.... [More]

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Black Tomato Travel for oki-ni

Oki-ni is more of an Uncrate item, but we couldn't pass up sharing their specially tailored vacations. The UK-based shop teamed up with Black Tomato travel company to create six awe-inspiring trips, exclusively sold on oki-ni ($2084 and up). Black Tomato digs up the good stuff, leading you to the... [More]

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J. Crew Crystal Chains

A recent collaboration between J. Crew and Dana Lorenz, designer of Fenton and Fallon jewelry, has yielded some totally covet-worthy pieces -- the kind of jewelry that works with everything and makes people stop you to say "oooh, I love that necklace!" They all have a layered, bold look, but... [More]

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'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--And a Meal into a Sandwich

Not only is Tom Colicchio your fav personality on Top Chef, but he's also a pretty kick ass chef and author. His popular chain of 'wichcraft sandwich shops is known for crafting sandwiches with high-quality fresh ingredients prepared to Colicchio's perfectionist standards. In 'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--And... [More]

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Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain

Admit it: all little girls have, at some point, used markers as makeup - we know we did! That's why new Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain ($19) is so darned fun to use. You literally get to color your face! This sheer stain gives you the perfect,... [More]

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Handmade Nation DVD

Hey, DIY junkies! Here's a film all about you. Faythe Levine took a step outside and noticed that we're smack dab in the middle of a wave of Etsy-ers and craft boutiques. She traveled to 15 cities across the nation (daaang, that's a lot!), resulting in a documentary, Handmade Nation... [More]

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Nine West Eastbound

Hello Sailor! This t-strap peeptoe hybrid is unlike anything we've seen before, and we're head over heels (sexy, striped heels) for it! Sure, we might have to get creative to pull off Nine West's nautical Eastbound ($89) with our usual outfits, but you'd better believe we're going to find a... [More]

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Metamorphic Bag

The name of this bag caught our attention before we discovered its super powers! The Obey Metamorphic Bag ($130) transforms from a satchel to a backpack simply by separating the leather straps to fit around your shoulders. We love this idea, especially because we carry around too many damn things,... [More]

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Emergency Cards

Sure, it's nice to send a friend a, "Sorry ur sick! I told u not 2 eat that strange-smelling sushi from the back of ur fridge!" text message, but we're sure she'd appreciate an actual card (hand-delivered with a bottle of ginger ale and some Pepto tablets) more. That's where... [More]

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Sprout Organic Watches

Sure, Earth Day isn't a traditional gift-giving holiday, but any excuse to pick up a little bauble for ourselves a friend is a welcome one. Plus, as far as eco-friendly products go, you can't beat a stylish accessory like Sprout Organic Watches ($30). With an organic cotton strap, bamboo face,... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Seatbelt camera straps

Hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want more? Check out their blog, look, for... [More]

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Kartell Lou Lou Barbie Chair

Following the overwhelming success of the Louis Ghost Chair, Philippe Starck created this baby version - the Kartell Lou Lou Barbie Chair ($170). The scratch resistant, stackable polycarbonate chair with Barbie's signature profile in pink is classic in design, material and ergonomic. Long before Barbie was turned into the pornstar-esque... [More]

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Natural Flower Lights

Hand-crafted from eight real fallen leaves of the Bodhi Tree, a strand of the Natural Flower Lights ($23) is elegantly earth friendly. Soft light filters through sustainably harvested organic materials that are anything but synthetic. We're lighting up just thinking about the lovely translucent botanical delicacy of these.... [More]

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Kate Spade Cluster Studs

Studs are popping up all over this spring - in a new and enthralling spectrum of styles and designs. They are not a statement piece and play well with others so you can have a blast adding a bright punch of color, a dash of bling, or a little edge... [More]

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Doubtblush: T by Alexander Wang Tencel and Spandex Shorts

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. At first glance, we thought... [More]

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Concarta Paper Sculptures

Hmm, we heard a little grumbling in the comments about the Goose Grease Wedding Cake Toppers not being quite detailed or crafty enough to be worth the dough. A valid opinion, so we sought out another option. If you're looking to drop the same amount on cake toppers but want... [More]

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Brooklyn Poster by Jim Datz

We love supporting our neighborhoods... (hint, hint designers - branch out!). Sadly for the rest of us gals not living in the major hubs of NYC, Chicago, Boston, Miami, D.C. or L.A., we'll have to make our own. But for you lucky ladies living in the banging borough of Brooklyn,... [More]

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Culture Club: Berny Cocktail Pitcher

Last month we showed you the Criss Cross Jewelry Collection from Crawford Contemporary, and couldn't help but stumble through the holloware collections at their mother company, Alistair Crawford. The exceptionally shiny silver Berny Cocktail Pitcher ($Inquire) has a classy incised geometric pattern and striped screw top seals. How to fashion... [More]

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Fresh Traveler

The Fresh Traveler ($46) is the Marcia Brady of the food container world. Your ordinary tupperware is kind of like Jan, and no matter how hard Jan tries, she'll never be as all-around amazing as Marcia! Dutch designer, Arian Brekveld brought this Marcia into being by taking the most common... [More]

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Built by Wendy Dresses

Maybe you have measurements that would make a Playmate jealous, or are just sick of taking all your clothes to the tailor & paying through the nose for alterations... Either way, you'll be thrilled with Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl's Best Frock ($19).... [More]

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Paper Collector

It's hard to remember to put those unsightly stacks of magazines, unread emails, and bills in the recycle bin. Trust us, we know. But the task will be made simpler with the sweet looking Paper Collector ($55) sitting next to your desk. This sturdy chromed collector keeps papers in a... [More]

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Faux Malachite Jewelry Box

We've always had a soft spot for the marbled lines of polished malachite, and no one has to rip it out of the ground to achieve the same look... Although the Faux Malachite Jewelry Box ($200) isn't exactly the real deal, the bold jewel-tones are a must have for a... [More]

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DIY Design Your own Keds

We are big Keds fans, and they didn't pay us to say that. We've just been wearing them since we were kids, not to mention they're comfortable, affordable, and versatile. We hadn't known that Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn,and Jacki O. were all fans of these comfy kicks, too! Something about... [More]

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Avant Garde Fifth Avenue Retractable Leash

Trust us, not all retractable leashes are created equal, especially that nasty one you've been parading your pooch around on. The Avant Garde Fifth Avenue Retractable Leash ($32) is not only cute but super functional. With a one button brake and release, metal buckle and 15-foot nylon lead, your dog... [More]

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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Liquid makeup is a tricky mistress; apply too much, and it clumps up, clogs pores, and causes acne... or so we thought, until we found Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup ($25). It contains anti-acne ingredients to help fight zits all day long, and is super easy to blend with a... [More]

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Bookends

Literal Bookends ($29) for your literature.... [More]

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Funky Little Trees Laptop Decal

What's that, cute guy sitting across from me at the coffee shop? Oh! Why thank you. Yes, this is my Funky Little Trees Laptop Decal ($12). I picked out all the colors! Yes, I do have good taste, don't I? I bought it on Etsy from graphic designer, Stephen Edward.... [More]

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Backcountry Betty

Ah, spring. The time of year when the sun shines, the weather warms, and you get suckered into leaving your comfy apartment with running water to go camping with your overly enthusiastic nature-lovin' friends. Fear not, urbanites - a quick glance through Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style ($10) will... [More]

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Himalayan Salt Block

Step out of the ordinary kitchen routine with the revolutionary Himalayan Salt Block ($46), one of many in an innovative wave of salty cookware. Cook directly on stove tops or barbecues with this top quality slab plate made of 100% natural pink salt. We know it sounds intimidating, but with... [More]

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Trumpette Mary Jane Boots

Now that spring showers are in full swing, we're taking care of little ones and facilitating some excellent puddle jumping by sending galoshes to our nieces. For the sophisticated little lady in our life, we passed on bright colors and garish patterns and sent her these Trumpette Mary Jane Rain... [More]

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Jeeves & Wooster Pendant Lights

Pip pip, cheerio, darling! Add some sartorially-inspired light to any room with Jake Phipps' nifty Jeeves & Wooster Pendant Lights (from $297). Available as Jeeves, a bowler hat with metallic gold interior, or Wooster, a top hat with silver interior, they'll make our apartments look all classy-like. All we need... [More]

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Sirena Top

We are channeling summer from the beyond with the sun-yellow Sirena Top ($58). A blackbird hovers along one end of the asymmetrical neckline in perpetual pursuit of an apple...or is that an over-sized vintage button? Una makes each organic cotton top to order - eco-couture!... [More]

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Spring Flower Edible Icing Decals

Cupcake lovers rejoice! A new and adorable way to top those tasty creations, with much less work than wrestling with that icing bag. Spring Flower Edible Icing Decals ($15) are printed on thin sheets of edible icing using food-grade inks. These 2.5 inch circles are the perfect size for standard... [More]

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Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum

It will indeed look pretty on your dresser. And that's far from the only reason to try Balenciaga Paris ($95). Here is a violet scent that has nothing to do with antique lace or the English countryside - instead, it's almost fruity, as though someone figured out how to make... [More]

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Light Up Photo Box

Ever since digital cameras hit it big years ago, we hardly see actual prints of photos anymore. We really miss the tangibility of photography. The Light Up Photo Box ($49) turns your photo into a nice, chunky, tangible block that lights up, too! We also appreciate that you can print... [More]

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Cotton Pouchee

Get your purse organized in a snap with the Cotton Pouchee ($23). "The Ultimate Purse Organizer Insert" features handy rings for easy grabbing, outside pockets for knick-knacks, inside pockets for smaller items like makeup, an inside zippered pocket for change or personal items, and even inside dividers for outstanding organization.... [More]

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Nike Lunarfly+ Running Shoe

It's not often that running shoes whip us into a frenzy, but then again, it's not often that running shoes are this sweet. The Nike Lunarfly+ Running Shoe ($80) is lightweight with dynamic support to get the most out of your strides. Lunarfly+ features a synthetic leather and breathable mesh... [More]

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Peppino Pepper Mill

Awww, look at 'im... This Peppino Pepper Mill ($58) just wants a hug! Well, actually, he just wants to provide you with fresh cracked black pepper. Our only question about this cobalt blue dude is where exactly does the pepper come out? See more novelty pepper mills.... [More]

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Susy Jack Arrow Clips

When was the last time you used a clothespin? Yeah, we couldn't remember either. But now, we're coming up with a whole slew of things to do with these a-freaking-dorable Susy Jack Arrow Clips ($6). They've replaced the binder clips on our paperwork, we're closing up gift bags with them,... [More]

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Life's Too Short To Fold Fitted Sheets

There comes a time in every over-extended woman's life when she realizes she's slightly less Martha than she'd hoped. And let's face it ladies, Martha has fifty assistants to help with all that nonsense! Life's Too Short To Fold Fitted Sheets ($13) is Lisa Quinn's comical look at Slacker Chic... [More]

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The Book Belt

We save precious resources, look super smart, and nix the cumbersome book bag (Yes, we finally bid goodbye to our ratty college JanSport.) all in one fell swoop with the The Book Belt ($23). This slimmed down approach to book storage is a throwback, and it always saved materials and... [More]

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Olav Slingerland Apple Dish

Studies show that you're more likely to eat healthy items like fruit when they're out on display (and the same is true for [sadly] unhealthy cupcakes arranged in tempting piles in bakery windows), so why not use this Olav Slingerland Apple Dish ($189) to keep yours within easy reach? Your... [More]

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Moreton Racerback Tank

The designers over at Ben Sherman must have been on a Chinese style knotted button kick because they threw those darn things on everything, from sweaters to tanks. But, the Moreton Racerback Tank ($40) wins most clever adaptation of the Chinese style knotted button. Upon closer inspection, you'll see they... [More]

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Flirt! It Curl Mascara

We actually uttered a quiet "whoa" when we first tried Flirt! It Curl Mascara ($14). We're wary of products that purport to make our lashes defy gravity, but one swipe of the wand and we got the same results we would've if we'd used a lash curler with our normal... [More]

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Bob's Your Uncle In-Out Trays

Show a little style in your cubicle at work (without offending conservative management-types) with these cheeky Bob's Your Uncle In/Out Trays ($24). This set of 2 melamine trays features printed graphics of traffic in/out signs, and will make you smile a little every time you reach the bottom of one... [More]

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Doubtblush: Mademoiselle Haute Couture Floor Lamp

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. Remember how we said this... [More]

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Bond No. 9 High Line

Earth Day is coming, and the dainty buds blossoming on the Bond No. 9 High Line ($145) bottle caught our attention immediately. Infused with bergamot, purple love grass, Indian rhubarb, red leaf rose, tulips, grape hyacinth, and bur oak, this scent is like a train ride through urban renewal. Discover... [More]

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Jessica Joyce U-turn Dress

We admit that the U-turn Dress ($266) is rather intimidating upon first look. Before you run away with your arms flailing in the air, just imagine all the jaws dropping around you once you have it on. This dress is attention grabbing not only for its dangerously plunging neckline, but... [More]

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AViiQ Laptop Stand

If you work primarily on a laptop, you understand the need for a stand to keep your laptop cool and functioning and to give you a workable angle for, well, working. Furthermore, you're probably on the go quite a bit, so you also know it's not always easy to take... [More]

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Image Surgery Butterfly Series

'Tis the season to seriously recycle, reduce, and reuse, and that means nostalgia's in, baby. We haven't seen a better example of refurbished antique maps than the beautiful Image Surgery Butterfly Series ($Inquire), wouldn't you agree? Originally displayed as fine art in an exhibition entitled the butterfly effect at the... [More]

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G-Star Reese Straight Leg Jeans + EXCLUSIVE 15% off coupon!

Love the look of skinny jeans, but your legs need a little breathing room? G-Star Reese Straight Leg Jeans ($163) are both chic and comfortable, a rare combo indeed. The medium-tinted denim with a grey rinse and fading on the thighs and rear give these jeans a perfectly worn-in look... [More]

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Aspen Brownie Works Brownies

Do you enjoy a good brownie? Okay, so that was a stupid question. Since OF COURSE you're interested, and already hungry, we're telling you to check out the delicious offerings from Colorado-based Aspen Brownie Works. We were lucky enough to try several flavors, and particularly enjoyed the raspberry and chocolate... [More]

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Susan Nichole Sophia Bag

Isn't this Susan Nichole Sophia Bag ($95) gorgeous? And would you believe it's 100% vegan and recyclable? Yep. We love the distressed ruby "leather" with brown cutout and stud detailing along the seams and handles, and wouldn't have known it was fake otherwise. Lined with cotton twill and features two... [More]

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Culture Club: Mata La Pena

International music can be a confusing genre to explore because 1) We're not quite sure where to start and 2) The only other language we can speak is Spanish, and "Donde esta taco" is the only phrase we can actually remember (it's a very important one). Mata La Pena ($12)... [More]

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Custom Wedding Cake Toppers by Goose Grease

From Hawaiian leis to an eye patch, whatever the theme of your wedding, there's an adorable option for you with Custom Wedding Cake Toppers by Goose Grease ($100). Toppers are 3.5" tall; hand painted and sealed with non-toxic materials. For an additional cost you can add children and pets but... [More]

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Rustic Champagne Glasses

Drink your bubbly from a real woman's champagne flute! These Spartan Rustic Champagne Flutes ($12 each) combine the traditional fluted shape with a sturdy, glossy base that's easy to hold on to - and less likely to tip over in the wake of a bubbly-induced effusive gesture. See more champagne... [More]

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Ora-Ïto's Gold Hard Drive

Let's see if we can get this straight. Ora-Ïto is the design label of Ito Morabito, French designer, who, at only 21 years old, made a ruckus in the marketing and design worlds by creating fake products and advertisements for Mac and Louis Vuitton and passing them off as real... [More]

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Lucky Brand Riley Jeans

We wait all week for comfy jeans and casual style on the weekends. As soon as Saturday hits, we slip on our Riley Ex-Boyfriend Crop Jeans ($80) and breathe a happy sigh. These jeans have the perfect casual yet flattering cut, and with the right styling they're wearable to a... [More]

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Baby Moss Pendant

In honor of Earth Day, we'd wear a piece of our planet on our necks with pride. Welcome the Baby Moss Pendant ($13) to our jewelry arena, and feel that much greener. Uprooting a living thing seems contrary to the environmental cause, but these little buddies are so low maintenance... [More]

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: I Learned The Hard Way

It seems a strange thing to be timeless yet old school, but that's just what Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: I Learned The Hard Way ($8) manages to do. On their fourth full-length studio album, you get soul the way it was meant to be without being contrite. The use... [More]

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D-Light Bubbles

These cool D˚Light Bubbles ($139) remind us of the undersea wonderland in one of our favorite anime movies, Ponyo. This 10 foot string of malleable silicone light "bubbles" is designed to encourage light as a tactile, playful experience, allowing you to arrange them in any configuration you like. (Eagle-eyed readers... [More]

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Antoinette V-neck Top

We are elated that slouch shirts are a big trend right now because we could wear them everyday. Ella Moss takes the slouch to an unexpected level with the Antoinette V-neck Top ($81) by replacing the top portion of the t-shirt with soft, grey lace. Suddenly, our t-shirt isn't so... [More]

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Under Armour Active Boyshorts

You've been making strides in your gym attendance, even stepping up the attire. There is however, the issue of those tired old granny panties you've been wearing under that new gear . Under Armour Active Boyshorts ($20) are the perfect under garment for your active endeavors. With the classic moisture-wicking... [More]

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Big Screw Coat Hook

What girl doesn't want a Big Screw ($50)? Ha! Seriously though, this hook's a lot more interesting than that crummy plastic one you've been hanging your stuff on. It'd look especially great if your apartment has that industrial loft feel.... [More]

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Love & Toast Candied Citron Roll on Parfum

We're suckers for foodie perfumes - somehow, those always seem to attract more menfolk - and Love & Toast Candied Citron Roll On Parfum ($12) might be our new favorite. Sweet (but not too sweet) and spicy, with white rum, aged oak, sugarcane, and lime, it's the perfect, fresh spring... [More]

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Chevron Wool Full Skirt

To purchase the Chevron Wool Full Skirt ($95) from NewThread means to save in two ways. NewThread designs are significantly less pricey than Thread Social's (the designer label from which they offshoot), and all NewThread designs are made with remainder fabrics. Our mom taught us not to make waste, and... [More]

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Breadfruit Bowl

The online store at Cocomero presents us with jewelry and housewares in a wide array of colors and patterns molded from hardened gypsum. Lifelike and playful, the Breadfruit Bowl ($135) takes an exotic fruit native to the West Pacific and makes a vessel out of it. Given the handmade processes... [More]

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Special Guest Post by UncookedLand.com: Introducing totally un-sucky animated ecards!

Hola, ladies and gents! The following is a very special guest post by the people who will be supplying all of your greeting card needs from now on: Nat and Armand of Uncooked Land! Introducing the first ever line of ecards that don't suck or make you want to throw... [More]

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Personal Shopper: White Stockings

Kate N. wrote in and asked "On what occasion or with what kind of outfit may I wear white stockings and what color and type of shoe should I wear with them?" Thanks for a great question! Hope you find our answer helpful. If you're referring to white, opaque stockings... [More]

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Amanda Uprichard Drape Back Top

We admire you ladies who prefer to be playfully sexy instead of baring it all, Spring Break style. Forego the low-cut blouses and short skirts and show off your sassy self in Amanda Uprichard's Drape Back Top ($176). The exposed back is a sophisticated way to bare some skin, and... [More]

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Focale 44 Noble Cruiser

While we're fresh into April and focused on some greenness, both in our lives and on freshly sprung grass, we've found the perfect mode of transport to slash that carbon footprint. The Focale 44 Noble Cruiser ($500) has a modern classical frame and the sweetest of color combos - matte... [More]

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Winter Kate Ginger Printed Silk Cardigan

Crafted from vintage silk, this Winter Kate "Ginger" Printed Silk Cardigan ($145) just oozes vintage boho chic. Wear it open over a light tank & jeans, or cinch it with a wide ribbon or leather belt for a kimono-inspired look. Either way, it's pure spring fashion gold.... [More]

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Kai Fragrance

Legend has it that the creator of Kai Fragrance ($72) developed her own scent from her favorite smells of the tropics, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, and lily, and on her first time wearing the fragrance, she was stopped by a beauty editor on the street. Kai has now become so successful,... [More]

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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

So many of us were entertaining this weekend, and all of us need to take a load off. Lucky for us, Amy Sedaris' I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence ($7) tickles our funny bone while guiding us to be more than a little of a lush while we have... [More]

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BC Pledge Wedges

We tend to walk a lot more in nicer weather and while we love the heels, it's wise to have an alternative for when you know you're going to be tromping all over hell and asunder. Wedges are the supreme accessory when you want height, style, and comfort. These BC... [More]

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First Aid Kit: The Big Black and The Blue

When we were 15, all we did with our sister was fight over who could use the bathroom first. Johanna and Klara Södeberg seem to harmonize as teen sisters much better than we did. Together, the sisters form the band, First Aid Kit, a Swedish folk duo with longing harmonies... [More]

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Nashelle Blossom Earrings

Lovely indeed! We adore colorful, dangly earrings that we can wear with everything from jeans and a tank to a flouncy floral dress, and Nashelle's Lovely Blossom Earrings ($133) are just that. These handcrafted hoops decorated with an array of colorful stones are available in a handful of color combinations.... [More]

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Our gift to the Duke Blue Devils: Avatar on DVD & Blu-Ray

*Yawn* Duke won the NCAA Championship. Again. Surprise, surprise. Not that we're not happy for them, or anything, but our office was much more concerned with our March Fug Madness brackets. But we guess they deserve a prize, seeing as how NCAA players don't get paid, so how about a... [More]

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Doubtblush: Mini Skirt Shirt

You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything. We're all for vanguard fashion... [More]

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Speakal iPanda 2.1 Stereo iPod Docking Station

You've passed any number of great traits along to your kids, and then some not so great ones... the occasional curse word slip, forgetting to turn the lights off, it happens. They've also picked up your need to have music or a TV on to fall asleep. If they've gotta... [More]