Odette New York Jellyfish Necklace

They might be dangerous, but they're also beautiful... just like you. Odette New York Jellyfish Necklace ($172)... [More]


2010 Movember Giveaway WINNERS!

A big, stache-tacular thank you to everyone that entered our 2010 Movember Giveaway! As promised, we're posting the answers from our interview with Adam Garone (pictured above), one of the original Movember founders, but first.... Congratulations to our four winners! We've sent all four of you emails, and if we... [More]


Personal Shopper: A dress for Lydia's work holiday party, which is in two measly days

Lydia B. wrote, "I have a holiday/thank you dinner party with former and potential future coworkers in 2 days and am looking for a modest, professional, but cute and holiday-ey dress to wear. I really like this one at ModCloth, but they're sold out and I need one STAT (I... [More]

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Christmas: Big Spending Babe

Our gift giving just took a luxurious turn: 1. They only made two Tory Burch Trikes ($4,500). One for us, one for Tory. A day at the park just got baller. 2. For our workout crazed beau, the Gold-Plated iPod Shuffle ($10,000 without diamonds) - so they can show off... [More]



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Cheap Thrill: Reindeer PJ Pants

In search of the right "opening presents" get-up? Look no further ladies - the Reindeer PJ Pants ($10) will keep you cozy and looking good come Christmas morn. Featuring a reindeer and polka dot print, these flannel pants are perfect for the holidays - or that Christmas in July party... [More]

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Imm Living Snowman Shakers

'Tis the season for the Imm Living Snowman Shakers ($39) by Tomas Kral. Great, now we can build a snowman without a snow day. Three parts hold salt, pepper, and sugar. We like that nod to our sweet tooth.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Cute Gym Bag for Laura

Laura writes, Hi! I commute to work, and try to go to the gym by my office at the end of the day. I am looking for a cute gym bag to carry my clothes in... I have been using canvas tote bags, but I know that I can do... [More]


Just Pretty Perfect Purse Pouch

So, you know how we're always going on about losing stuff in the bottom of our purses? Well, we've brought it up like 800 times! But no more thanks to the simple solution of the Just Pretty Perfect Purse Pouch ($11) by etsy seller JuJuBaju. I mean really, it's just... [More]


tokidoki Large Mirror

We can all use a decent mirror for those days when we want to see if there's anything caught in our teeth or need to pluck our eyebrows. Take a look at this Mirror ($20) decorated with tokidoki characters. We're not positive why these feisty little Japanese drawings are so... [More]


Pixel and Hank June Belt

Looking for a way to refresh that LBD without actually purchasing a new dress or a new suite of jewelry? How about a sassy sash, like this June Belt ($36) from Pixel and Hank? Tie it high for a flattering empire waist look or at your natural waist for an... [More]


Bacon Bubble Buddy

How selfish are we? Thinking we're the only ones around the house that go ga-ga for all things bacon. How could we forget our four-legged friends? Simply pull the trigger on the Bacon Bubble Buddy ($16) and bacon-flavored bubbles will shoot out for your dog to freak over. With gun... [More]


Gold Beaded Pleated Turban

For chicks trying to ease into the turban trend, the Gold Beaded Pleated Turban ($19) is a safe jumping off point. Even pleating and a hint of gold pulls this one together. For under 20 bucks, we could dip into that hipster filled sea of silly headgear and test the... [More]


Helek Studio Lady D iPad Case

Wouldn't you rather carry your iPad around in something a bit more ladylike than a neoprene sleeve? Helek Studio thought you might, so they designed the Lady D for iPad ($69), a sleek carrying case that looks more like a purse than a wetsuit. There's also a selection for Kindles... [More]


Coffeepot Cafe Mug

It's a lovely sunny day in Coffeepot Cafe Mug ($14) land. We're walking down Main Street for breakfast, a coffee, some toast, and rounding out the trek with ice cream! Seriously, we love our early morning coffee routine, but we're loving it more with this adorable mug!... [More]


Mark Twain Photo -- 1905

The New York Times store offers these incredible prints of characters from American history that we've only just read about. We especially like this 1905 photo of Mark Twain ($199-$799). We might not have been there, but in a small way we can help the prolific author celebrate his 175th... [More]


Copper Turtle Grater

Normally, we wouldn't think of turtles as the sharpest of creatures; that is, until we met this little guy - the Copper Turtle Grater ($35). The blades on his back have been hand-carved to superior sharpness. The blades keep fiber and juice together so it's perfect for wasabi and ginger.... [More]



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Deluxe Holiday Beer Making Gift Set

Yes, the Deluxe Holiday Beer Making Gift Set ($150) from the Brooklyn Brew Shop is a killer present. No, we're not sure we can give it away after received. This kit includes everything you need to make 2 batches of sweet brew at one time. Sanitizer, Capper, Caps, Siphon, Fermenter,... [More]

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Hive and Honey Turquoise Multi Chain Necklace

Something about the Hive and Honey Turquoise Multi Chain Necklace ($25) makes us think of exotic lands and ancient princesses. A unique strand style and bright beads make this piece perfect for that unique fashion forward friend. Ooo yeah, and it's gold plated, baby.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Eggplant & burgundy bridesmaid's dresses under $200 for Jennifer W's May wedding

Jennifer W. wrote, "I am looking for bridesmaid dresses in both burgundy and eggplant. I want my girls to wear the same style dress just in different colors. I would like for them to be either floor length or below the knee. Also it will be a May wedding so... [More]


Proudly Posh Heels

Black pumps? You've got to be kidding us. These Proudly Posh Heels ($55) would certainly work much better with that outfit.... [More]


HeadCase Etch A Sketch iPhone 4 Case

If you're gift shopping for a tech-savvy kid at heart, you've got a good chance of having a winning gift if you pick up the retro cool Etch A Sketch iPhone 4 Case ($25) from HeadCase. As we warned you with the matching iPad case, though, vigorous shaking of your... [More]

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Malin + Goetz Mojito Soap Set

So what if sudsin' up makes us wanna get our drank on? The three-part Malin + Goetz Mojito Soap Set 's ($30) totally organic, but it's the chic graphic packaging that's really selling us. Mojito addicts are getting this in their stocking for sure. Too cool.... [More]


Hammacher Rolling Carry On And Laptop Bag

"I'm Leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again..." Know what softens the hard edges of constant travel? Really great luggage. The Hammacher Rolling Carry On ($220) appeals to us for a few reasons. There's enough room for two days of travel essentials, a padded compartment... [More]


I Heart Ronson Tulip Dress

Outblush Operative Natasha writes: When you think "JCPenney," fashion forward isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But lately, some not-so-hip departments stores have been trying to up their game by bringing in designer lines. Kohls boasts designs from Lauren Conrad and Vera Wang, Target recently brought in... [More]


Wall-Mount Magazine Rack

Who says our special bathroom reading time can't be a little classier? Not us! The Wall-Mounted Magazine Rack ($50) keeps your reading materials and TP nice, neat, and out of the way. Never again reach for that elusive replacement roll - it holds 2. This oil rubbed bronze rack is... [More]


On Angels Wings Phone Stand

You already think your smart phone is heaven sent - you can order pizza, buy a pair of shoes, and put on your favorite tunes all without leaving your couch. Give your phone the angelic accessory it deserves. The On Angels Wings Phone Stand ($8) keeps your miraculous device upright.... [More]



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Zaum Lella EL4 Organic Purse

Have yourself a merry mod holiday by carrying around the Lella EL4 Organic Purse ($160) by Zaum. It's made with 100 percent organic cotton, so the cheery print and cherry red color make you fashionable and eco-friendly. Oh, and organized thanks to 5 interior pockets. (Unless, like us, you'll stash... [More]


Tales To Take Your Breath Away

Those cheeky Brits, at it again. Tank Books has published Tales To Take Your Breath Away ($68), six classics in miniature cigarette pack form - foil and flip top and all! Clever and portable, take Tolstoy, Hemingway, Kafka, Joseph Conrad, Kipling, and Robert Louis Stevenson wherever you may roam. Who... [More]


Modcloth Central Park West Dress

As an impulse, we threw caution to the wind and picked up a pair of bright red, cheery tights. So we've been searching for weeks to find the perfect frock to wear with them. Enter the Central Park West Dress ($40, on sale). Navy and red have a festive feel... [More]


Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector

Someone wanna tell us when this happened? When did we wake up and suddenly notice freaky little discolorations on our skin? And why do such minor imperfections bother us? Lord love Clinique for coming out with the Even Better Dark Spot Corrector ($50) for those tiny areas of discoloration. The... [More]


Brave the Winter With Fearless Boots

As fall winds down, it's time to look ahead to the chill of winter, and for women who love to shop, that means one thing: shopping for boots. SOREL's new bold and modern fall/winter 2011 line is a great place to start your search, especially if you're looking for something... [More]


Personal Shopper: Sulfate-free shampoos for Ellen

Ellen writes, "Hi, I have been reading a lot about how bad sulfates are for your hair. Could you find some nice, reasonably priced sulfate free shampoos?!" 1. Burt's Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Shampoo ($8) 2. L'oreal Paris Everpure Smooth Shampoo ($6) 3. Kiss My Face Big... [More]


Chocolate of the Month Club

Not trying to send any hints out here (hint, hint), but we really like the idea of receiving....uh, of chocolate. The Chocolate of the Month Club ($93) promises to send a one-pound selection of gourmet chocolates to the recipient for three months (you can also purchase six and 12... [More]


ASOS Double Breasted Velvet Trim Coat

Be a winter vision in the ASOS Double Breasted Velvet Trim Coat ($173 in black and berry). The full, pleated skirt and the velvet details make this a classic coat, perfect for pairing with holiday dresses. Add an accessory trimmed in fur and some gently falling snow, and you'll look... [More]


Your Mother Was Right: All the Great Advice You Tried To Forget

Ah, Mom: Bandager of boo-boos, baker of cookies, dispenser of unwanted advice. The older we get, the more we realize, dammit, she was right all along! And now, we need that motherly wisdom more than ever, so we picked up a copy of Your Mother Was Right: All the Great... [More]


Outnumbered Clock

If you ever find yourself in a situation where the people who surround you can only tell numbers by numerical, written word and Roman numerals, you're in luck - the Outnumbered Clock ($52) works for all. In bold blue, this clock is laser cut from steel and uses aluminum rivets... [More]


Tinley Road Ponte Military Jacket

The military trend is still on a roll, but some of us are just a bit too frills and lace for all those hard angles and stiff fabric to be appealing. If you'd define your style as girly but still want to give this look a whirl, the Tinley Road... [More]


Cyber Monday 2010: Second Edition

Still got people to cross off on your gift list? Never fear, The Bargainist is here to help with our second edition of the best deals for Cyber Monday, 2010! 7 For All Mankind - Cyber Monday Sale: 50% off sweaters & outerwear w/code WS2010. 11/29/2010 only. Aldo - Save... [More]


Shea Butter Hand Cream

If you plan on skiing this season (or even stepping outside your front door) do yourself a favor and keep this Shea Butter Hand Cream ($26) nearby. Quite honestly, there is nothing like it for soothing chapped and angry skin. We are continually amazed by how baby soft it makes... [More]


Personal Shopper: A theater dress for AH's first sojourn to Broadway

A.H. wrote, "Hi Outblush, Yes, I'm another girl writing to you about finding a dress. But it's not for a wedding, formal or holiday party. It's for the theatre. It's broadway-based and will be during winter months. It would be a great help if you could find me some options... [More]


Yummy Pockets Cookie

What is that you've got your change in? Oh, a coin purse? How blasé. We keep our spare quarters in a Cookie ($8)! And if you'd like to borrow a pen, you can find it in that taco in our purse.... [More]


Urban Outfitters Eternity Scarf

This super soft Open Weave Scarf ($34) from Urban Outfitters is not only fashionable, but it's comfortable enough to become a favorite on a cool day. We find ourselves wanting one in several colors. Gold lurex woven throughout the fabric makes it a real eye-catcher.... [More]


Hugo Boss Black Cufflinks

Our men need help sometimes. Give 'em instant class with the Hugo Boss Black Cufflinks ($97). Metallic squares are super masculine thanks to the matte black finish and sculptural cut front. Honestly, they kinda reminds us of carved charcoal. Manly.... [More]


Flower Mezuzah

This small handpainted Flower Mezuzah ($60) is most enchanting and magical. For those of not familiar with mezuzahs, they're affixed to the door frame in Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah of inscribing words of the Shema on the doorposts of the home. Parchment is prepared by a meticulously trained... [More]


Fred and Friends Tank Up Mug

Gauge how much coffee you have left and whether it's still hot with this clever Tank Up Mug ($13) from Fred and Friends. Because seriously, you don't have time to look in your cup when it's 8:15 and your inbox has 43 unread messages staring back at you.... [More]


Revitol Cellulite Cream

We appreciate the early results of Revitol Cellulite Cream ($49/3). We like the way it helps tighten our skin, making cellulite less visible to satellites hovering over the U.S. Oh hell, we like the way it makes cellulite less visible to anyone standing behind us at the beach. We know,... [More]


Radiance Flatware

We were initially put off by the idea of paying $48 for one place setting of this Radiance Flatware ($48), but then we realized, it's really too pretty to eat from! Instead, buy one set, then frame them together (or each piece separately), shadowbox-style, in quirky thrift store frames. Unique,... [More]


O Lingerie Luxury Martha Babydoll

Happy holidays to your sweetie! Show him just how much the festivities put you in the mood by wearing the Luxury Martha Babydoll ($36) by O Lingerie. You'll look like a brightly wrapped package in this red flyaway babydoll with ruffled straps. We're pretty sure that, just like trimmings on... [More]


Architectural Alphabet Framed Print

Go ahead, put some letters together. His name. Your name. You name it. What we like is the way this Architectural Alphabet Framed Print ($60) puts a modern edge on a personalized wall hanging. Each letter is a different pattern (even if you have repeating letters in your name), giving... [More]


Dealbreaker: The Definitive List of Dating Offenses

You know someone that's a mega-fan of the Dealbreaker blog? Well, guess what, we just found your gift for them. There's no waiting for pages to load with Dealbreaker: The Definitive List of Dating Offenses ($9) by founding bloggers Dave Horwitz and Marisa Pinson. Let's shoot them down together -... [More]


Defrosty Reusable Ice Cubes

Poor Frosty. He was always going on and on about making sure he had plenty of fun before he melted away. If only he knew how much fun he could be after he melted! By the looks of the Defrosty Reusable Ice Cubes ($13) by Fred & Friends, we'd say... [More]


Wren Holiday Rose Skirt

Pair the lovely Holiday Rose Skirt ($248) by wren with sheer black tights and a fitted, sequined top for a "stop and state" holiday look. Because any skirt that costs $248 better make everyone stop and stare, are we right?... [More]


Selbu Norwegian Mittens

Here's a little tip for all of our readers, free of charge. Gloves? They're good for keeping your fingers dexterous, but far sub-par to mittens when it comes to keeping your hands toasty. When your fingers aren't separated by wool or leather, they can keep each other warm. So even... [More]


Cyber Monday 2010: First Edition

In case you haven't heard, the Monday after Thanksgiving is known as "Cyber Monday," because it's the biggest online shopping day of the year. E-tailers roll out huge discounts to entice shoppers to their stores and the deals this year are amazing! We'll be bringing you some special deals today,... [More]


Personal Shopper: A smoke show 34E bikini for Drew

Drew B. writes, "I am planning a tropical vacation for the new year. I am a large chested girl (34E) and I have the hardest time finding a trendy bikini top that will (a) cover my chest and (b) does not look like it should be a bra. Most tops... [More]

Cupcake In Bloom

Cupcake in Bloom

Surprise your sweetie with the Cupcake in Bloom ($25) arrangement! We love flowers and all, but sometimes the everyday same ol' floral arrangement can get a bit boring. However this cupcake consists of gorgeous green and orange carnations that really pop.... [More]


Two Eight Nine Design Cyber Monday Deal

It's OK to admit that a good deal of your Cyber Monday shopping is for yourselves - we won't tell. But let's not forget the men on our lists ladies. Your brother, cousin, father, husband, boyfriend would absolutely love a sweet tee from Two Eight Nine Design, so why deny... [More]


Doubtblush: 2011 Monthly Doos Calendar

We're guessing that all you pet owners and parents out there see enough real poop on a daily basis that you'd fail to find humor in the 2011 Monthly Doos Calendar ($13). Featuring piles o' poo in majestic landscape settings, it may technically be different than your standard kitten/puppy/baby dressed... [More]


JOIE Terry Blazer

Yes, it's a blazer. Yes, it's made from super-soft sweatshirtesque cotton. Yes, you do look much more polished than the girl in the college hoodie. Any more questions? Oh, right. Where to get it: JOIE Terry Blazer ($131)... [More]


Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant with Pure Lily Extract

Please understand, we have a serious crush on Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant ($38). It's like a mini-spa treatment every time we wash our face, helping our skin slough off those dead skin cells that rob us of radiance (we hate those dead skin cells). Can't begin to tell you how... [More]


A Christmas Story The Party Board Game

A day-long marathon of A Christmas Story just isn't enough to satisfy our Ralphie cravings. Now we can have him year-round with A Christmas Story The Party Board Game ($25). With detailed miniatures of the rag-tag cast of characters you can test your knowledge of the family and friends of... [More]

Nanette Lepore Lace Corset Tunic

Nanette Lepore Lace Corset Tunic

Holiday pretty! The Nanette Lepore Lace Corset Tunic ($332) is simply elegant with a super stylish twist. This floral lace tunic is romantic and flirty yet sexy. We adore the black lace, tonal fringe trim and satin tie. And did we mention the sweetheart neckline? Well we always love it...very... [More]


Singing in the Rain Shower Curtain

Certainly, it's not a GLEE affiliated product, but us Gleeks immediately thought of last weeks amazeballs Umbrella/Singin' in the Rain mashup when we saw this Singing in the Rain Shower Curtain ($20). It's a little kitschy, but thanks to our favorite singing high schoolers, it's pretty hip, too.... [More]

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Big Buddha Ivy Purse

Quilted doesn't have to be quaint. Case in point, the foxy Big Buddha Ivy Purse ($63). Wear it your way with the double handles or a detachable shoulder strap. This bag could go anywhere with us, day or night.... [More]


Amazing Treat Machine Rollers

Who says our pets don't need Christmas gifts, too? We can't be the only ones who hang stockings for our furry playmates. This year we're getting our kitties the Amazing Treat Machine Rollers ($10). They come as flat cardboard sheets and the easy to follow instructions will have you folding... [More]


St. Ives Elements Protective Cleanser

It's safe to say that we love us some clean skin, but take a closer look at the St. Ives Elements Protective Cleanser ($8) and you'll find it's a little different from others on the market. As you cleanse your skin with this stuff a few things happen simultaneously: Your... [More]


Personal Shopper: A mid-calf shaft brown boot to end Abra's four year search

Abra L. wrote, "Hi! I'm new to your site, but by the looks of it, you may be the best people to help me! I am now entering my 4th year of searching for the perfect boot. I like styles like the Steve Madden Intyce, but I'm 5 foot and... [More]

OCD Hand Sanitizer

OCD Hand Sanitizer

For the germaphobe in your life, we bring you the OCD Hand Sanitizer ($6)! It's a fun gag gift or holiday stocking stuffer for the perpetually cleaning friend. We all have one!... [More]


Flexible Cordless Grill Light

We know it's winter. We believe that we've come to terms with the fact. What's hard is how very early it gets dark each day and how very little grilling light is left around dinner time. So, how great is the Flexible Cordless Stainless Steel Grill Light ($43)? It clamps... [More]


The ThinkGeek USB Snowbot

Okay. We've all known each other long enough by now that it should come as no surprise when we openly admit to being full-fledged geeks. We're geeks, we date and marry geeks, we find geek gadgets fascinating...yada, yada. The nice thing about this admittance is that we know we're among... [More]

White House Black Market Velvet Waist Belt

White House Black Market Velvet Waist Belt

Tie one on and you'll look simply chic! We're talking about the White House Black Market Velvet Waist Belt ($48). This luxe velvet stretch belt has a pretty flower adorned. We're thinking this could be one of the season's best accessories this season. It's surely a must-have.... [More]


Beauty Wonderland by Benefit

You know us well enough to know that we're not bargain whores. Really, we don't just purchase things because they're on sale, but when we saw Benefit's Beauty Wonderland ($49) we had to take a second look. This very groovy little kit includes several of our favs: Some Kind-A Gorgeous... [More]


Ralph Lauren Woodburn Brushed Twill Sleepshirt

Okay, so plaid pajamas don't exactly conjure up images of a sexy night in the sack. And admittedly, we don't think the Woodburn Brushed Twill Sleepshirt ($59) by Ralph Lauren is necessarily going to change your mind. But what it lacks in sex appeal, it more than makes up with... [More]


Multicolored Tree Trimming Lights

For years now, chunky multicolored lights in garish colors have been, well, kinda tacky. But this year, we think it's finally time to go a little retro and decorate our houses and trees with these Multicolored Tree Trimming Lights ($30 per 12' strand). They come packaged in the cutest vintage... [More]


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Weekend Sales & Steals: 11/27/2010

You've been a very, very good girl this year, haven't you? And, now that the initial insanity of Black Friday is over and you've gotten stuff for most of the people on your list, why not get something for yourself? Here's a special roundup of great sales & coupons on... [More]


Explorer Pod Workstation

Turn any small space into a sweet little office with the Explorer Pod Workstation ($1999). This adjustable workspace allows you to work while standing or sitting. A shelf for books, keyboard, monitor, printer and one for assorted crap... fantastic. Made of steel and maple, it's not too hard on the... [More]


Red Envelope Aromatherapy Growing Kit

We are astounded by those of you who can grow herbs and such in your homes. The area outside our picture window ain't referred to as "death row" without reason. This Aromatherapy Growing Kit ($35) is just as advertised. You get a tray and three 3 ½" diameter x 3"... [More]


Fei Primula Corset Top

The lovely, festive colors and sweetheart neckline on the Primula Corset Top ($78) by Fei make for one awesome addition to the wardrobe. Trim at the waist and flared at the bottom, wear this flattering top with skinny jeans, some boots, and a blazer with the sleeves rolled. You'll look... [More]


Personal Shopper: A holiday sweater for Annie

Annie wrote, "Hi! I'm a devoted outblush reader and have a request! I've been searching for some time now for an adorable (and affordable) vintage holiday sweater. Something like this but on the cheaper side. Any ideas! Thanks for the very entertaining (and helpful) blog! I love it! Annie" Hey,... [More]


HerCut Curly Light Conditioner

What we curly-locks don't want or need is a conditioner that weighs our curls down. We may sometimes have a love/hate relationship with our hair, but we don't want or need any products that leave us looking like drowned rats. HerCut Curly Light Conditioner ($22) fights frizz like a champ,... [More]


Ménage à trois: Jessica Simpson Crystal Evening Dress

Rachel H., Outblush Operative, writes: We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your... [More]


Grab Your Balls Card

We've formulated the perfect plan to keep unwanted friends and family away this holiday season. Simply place the Grab Your Balls Card ($4) in the mail, and let the card do the talking. With a sentiment like, "Grab your balls... it's Christmas" they're likely to think you've gone mad, and... [More]


Crate and Barrel Star Tree Cookie Cutter Set

So maybe you're not the greatest with cakes or pies, but you make a mean cookie. Here's how to dress your dessert to impress for a festive gathering. The Star Tree Cookie Cutter Set ($17) gives you the tools to make a tower of delicious cookies that is both structurally... [More]

Sleepwear Plaid Jumpsuit

Sleepwear Plaid Jumpsuit

The Sleepwear Plaid Jumpsuit ($15) is super adorable for the holiday season. This fun romper features a classic print in a trendy silhouette. Slip into this jumpsuit to get a lil' more comfortable and make your guy a lil' jolly!... [More]


Ultraguard Quick Cover Lotion Spray

You know we care, right? That's why we harp on you about using sunscreen, even during the cool months (the sun is still hot, after all). We think you'll like the efficiency of Coppertone Ultraguard Quick Cover Lotion Spray SPF 50 ($5). Here's what's so cool about it: It sprays... [More]


YOU Be the Stylist: What should BonafideLatina wear with her dress for her NYC 30th birthday fiesta

Sometimes, we get a Personal Shopper request that gets us so intrigued, we find it impossible to narrow down our options. We decided, therefore, that our beloved readers should help, since you're all as fashion-obsessed as we are. Introducing.... YOU Be the Stylist: We're faced with a reader who can't... [More]


Wish Upon a Star by Meaghan Smith

Find yourself in a festive mood by listening to the short holiday EP Wish Upon a Star ($3) by Meaghan Smith. Smith's husky, melodious voice brings a fresh take on classics like Silver Bells, but the real pleasure comes from hearing her sing her original song, It Snowed. Once you... [More]


Say Something Pillowcases

Get on the fast track toward sleep by letting your mind absorb the the age old wisdom and or knowledge of, well, whatever you want. With the Say Something Pillowcases ($30/pair) by etsy seller Pure and Noble, you can use the included no-fade fabric pen to write down your musings... [More]


Good Eats 2: The Middle Years by Alton Brown

We don't know about you, but Alton Brown is our food stuffs idol. We've been fascinated by his show, Good Eats, for years, and rejoiced when he released his book Good Eats: The Early Years. Which means we're positively giddy now that his second installment, Good Eats 2: The Middle... [More]


Aldo Shobe Maryjane

How do you know when you've found the perfect holiday shoe? It looks like the Shobe Maryjane ($110, in red and black) from Aldo.These suede leather pumps have a peep toe, a little bow, and a double ankle strap. The vintage feel will compliment everything from dress pants to a... [More]


Caviar Anti-Aging Volume Conditioner

Don't let the name scare you. It's called Caviar Anti-Aging Volume Conditioner ($32), but it should be called, Who Is That Gorgeous Woman In The Mirror - Oh Wait, It's Me Conditioner. Given the way this stuff adds lift and volume while conditioning even brittle hair, we're pretty sure that... [More]


Biscuit Scout Knitted Slip Cover

When the weather turns cold, we like to curl up in a big chunky sweater in our favorite armchair, but when said armchair is also be-sweatered, we know we'll be cozy to the max. Hand Knitted Arm Chair Slip Cover ($690) from BiscuitScout... [More]

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Culture Club: Commune Chocolates

LA based Valerie Confections and Commune Design teamed up to make a truly indulgent gift: Commune Chocolates ($49). A whopping 72% cacao is sure to satisfy hardcore dark chocolate lovers, and the clean geometric designs will make any decorator's heart melt. Guess what - these delectable candies have some history... [More]


Darth Christmas Plush

Luke... I am your father... Christmas that is. Darth Christmas Plush ($14).... [More]

Evlove Intimates

Evlove Intimates

I'm bringin' sexy back! Actually we're bringin' sexy back to you with Evlove Intimates ($INQUIRE), which are custom intimates tailored and personalized to your liking. You can pick the fabric, color, trims and appliques of your bras, camisoles, boyshorts, thongs, panties, chemises and more. How fabulous would you feel knowing... [More]


Personal Shopper: The perfect brown leather purse for Hilary

Hilary K. wrote, "I'm an avid reader of Outblush and love the items that you find. I was hoping you'd be able to help me out with finding the perfect (or close to perfect) purse. I'd like something in a neutral color (preferably brown) and in a material that will... [More]


Cartier Eau de Cartier Concentree

Will you allow us to gush for a moment? Eau de Cartier Concentree ($90-$115) is a deeply masculine fragrance for our guys - blending green leaves, nutmeg, amber, patchouli and musk - that sort of makes us want to kiss him all over his face. We're considering a test study... [More]


Ménage à trois: Jocomomola Green Jacket

Rachel H., Outblush Operative, writes: We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your... [More]


Holiday Pancake Molds

Yeah, the kiddies would probably get a kick out of eating pancakes in the form of reindeer, a snowman and an elf - screw them! We can't wait to get our festive doughy breakfast on! Holiday Pancake Molds ($20).... [More]


Smooth Operator Flat Iron Styling Set

You know, we were born beauty experts. No, really, it's true. Okay, we'll give you a moment to let that piece of shocking news set in......Okay, we're lying. Truth is, just like you, we've learned along the way what works and what doesn't. The great thing about the Smooth Operator... [More]

Bullshit Button

Bullshit Button

How great would it be to have the Bullshit Button ($10) at your desk? This Bullshit Button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it...rather hear it. The wailing siren will alert others that nonsense is in the neighborhood. BEEP...BEEP...BEEP.....BEEEEEEP!... [More]

White House Black Market Velvet sparkle Jacket

White House Black Market Velvet Sparkle Jacket

We're totally diggin' the White House Black Market Velvet Sparkle Jacket ($148). This blazer is a typical menswear-inspired style with a pretty girly touch. The plush grey velvet has crystals all over with fiery gem buttons, puffed shoulders and a silky charmeuse lining. You can dress it up for the... [More]


Old Navy Slouchy Cable-Knit Beanie

Ah, cute, right? Sweet and simple and really fun. Old Navy's Slouchy Cable-Knit Beany ($10) comes in a myriad of colors - one sure to flatter your eye shade. At this crazy low price we can afford to buy several.... [More]


Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic

Baby, BAby, BABy....what we mean to say is BABY your skin. Bobbi Brown's Hydrating Face Tonic ($26) softens your face, preparing it for whatever facial treatments follow. Let's face it (catch that pun?), our sweet mugs experience more than their fair share of damage - sun, pollution, stress - they... [More]


The Clean Bottle

Gotten into the reusable water bottle habit, but hate how they can get moldy at the bottom if you're not hyper-diligent about cleaning 'em? The designers of The Clean Bottle ($10 each) feel the same way. That's why they've come out with The Clean Bottle, which features both a screw-off... [More]


Sundog Co. Friends Don't Let... Canvas Tote

Have you ever had a smart-ass friend who told you when to pull your head out and do the right thing? Sure, she was sarcastic, but she was usually right. More importantly, her heart was always in the right place. Think of Sundog Company as a smart-ass friend whose products... [More]

Classic Disney Dolls Gift Set

Classic Disney Dolls Gift Set

This is the dream gift for any girl that loves Disney and dolls! The Classic Disney Dolls Gift Set ($100) consists of 10 of the most beloved princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Mulan and Tiana.Trust us, your little princess will be tickled pink!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Gray Sleeper Sofa for Jennifer

Jennifer writes, "My husband and I are expecting and we need to turn our guest room into a nursery, but we still want a bed for the in-laws when they visit to see the new baby! Could you please help us find a gray sofa bed to match our existing... [More]


Her Name Was Glowla

We all wanna look luminous. We can deny it until our faces droop, but luminosity is a sign of health and vitality and we all want it. Well, on those days it ain't coming so naturally, Benefit Cosmetics' Her Name Was Glowla Kit ($36) will provide us with a radiant... [More]

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Potted Plant Jewelry Stand

A kid sister would for gush for the precious Potted Plant Jewelry Stand ($10). Every young lady has an ever-growing jewelry collection to keep track of and needs more cutesy storage options. This cartoony piece adds some no maintenance green to a room too.... [More]


Kate Spade Taxi Mittens

We wouldn't say bright yellow mittens are the first accessory we'd reach for when putting on an outfit for a night on the town, but the fact is, the sooner we get there, the sooner we'll be having cocktails! Kate Spade Taxi Mittens ($65)... [More]


Peace Sign Wreath

While we might normally find peace signs, well, a bit cheesy, for some reason we're diggin' the Peace Sign Wreath ($94). Festive, yet non-committal, this hand felted red wreath is double sided, perfect for hanging in a window or door. Made of 100% sustainable wool and a bamboo frame -... [More]

Forever21 Fab Full Skirt

Forever21 Fab Full Skirt

Wowee! The Forever21 Fab Full Skirt ($13) is a fabulous AMAZING find for frugal fashionistas! This pretty cotton skirt has a splendid full silhouette and a front button placket with high shine domed buttons and tow slit pockets. It's lightweight, fully lined and red! Be festive and add this red... [More]


PRO Radiant FX Face Illuminator

Take a look at the photos of yourself that you like most; you've likely been caught in a moment of joy. Joy has some kind of crazy, magical ability to make us look our best. Now, we're not saying that PRO Radiant FX Face Illuminator ($14) will bring you joy,... [More]

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Handle with Care Holiday Cards

Families with a sense of humor will def appreciate the funny Handle with Care Holiday Cards ($14/set of 12) by photographer Audrey Heller. Look closely to find the mini narrative - toys stealing our Christmas ornaments. Don't get crushed, tiny construction workers!... [More]


Rope Money Clip

We've always loved the idea of lassoing a man - but some money, wooheee! Tie down some loose bills and cards with the Rope Money Clip ($60). Who needs all that extra baggage of wallets anyway?... [More]



With holiday parties around the corner, we know more than a few of you are going to be doing the walk of shame leaving the cocktail party with your high heels in hand. Yes, they look fabulous, but damn they hurt. For the end of the night, it's nice to... [More]

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Kenneth Cole Leopard Tee

Animal print is intimidating, whether it's in or not. For gals who aren't all out animals, the Kenneth Cole Leopard Tee ($44) has just the right amount of grrrrr. Everyone likes a simple tee with a some spice.... [More]


Ananas Fizz Eau de Toilette

You know how tough it is to describe a fragrance? We can tell you that Ananas Fizz Eau de Toilette ($95) blends all kinds of sweet fruit fragrances with something akin to joy, but how do we describe how happy smells? This fragrance is definitely for the optimist, the kind... [More]


Shop Go EXCLUSIVE 20% off coupon

Hey, hey, hey, ladies, it's Black Friday, and you know what that means.... The official start of the holiday shopping season! For inexpensive, useful, and appreciated gifts for our gal pals, we love shopping at! They carry a plethora of amazing, "Why didn't I think of that?" items like... [More]


Personal Shopper: A sequined New Year's Eve dress for Katie

Katie writes, "Reading Outblush is my absolute favorite website!! And I look forward to reading it after lunch every day. You have helped so many people and I was hoping to be next :) I am going out with a big group of people for New Year's this year and... [More]


Double Happiness Design Samantha Necklace

Don't be fooled by the photo! The Samantha Necklace ($135) by Double Happiness Design will add some serious bling to your holiday wardrobe. Almost three inches of bling to be exact! A welcome addition to v-neck and low cut shirts and dresses, this pendant sits right at the top of... [More]


Tom Ford Black Orchid Set

If someone on your gift list's been extra good this year and you're feeling particularly benevolent, let us suggest you lavish them with luxury in the form of this Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip & Nail Set ($140). This glamorous group is made up of a solid perfume compact featuring... [More]


The Heated Design Advice Tea Towel

Sometimes we all need some advice. Preferably a little tough love. Most definitely from someone other than our mothers (or mother-in-laws!) The Design Advice Tea Towel ($15) reminds us that as busy adults, we need to streamline our lives here and again. Though slightly vague with how to go about... [More]

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French Connection Deco Studded Cardigan

A black cardigan is a black cardigan is a black cardigan ... or is it? The French Connection Deco Studded Cardigan ($79) might prove us wrong, if we don't watch out. Throwing some hardware on the grandpa shape really makes a difference.... [More]

Melissa & Doug Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand

Melissa and Doug Grocery Store and Lemonade Stand

The Melissa & Doug Grocery Store and Lemonade Stand ($92) is a toy that every boy and girl would cherish! This wooden play center performs double duty; your little tikes can run a store or sell lemonade all with the same toy. This toy includes portable plastic bins for pretend... [More]


Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

We hate frizz. Honestly, hate it. Hate how we feel when our hair takes on the appearance of a mad scientist and hate the way it feels as we attempt to smooth it. Thank goodness for Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel ($9-$38). It calms our hair, and ultimately calms... [More]

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Hugger Mugger Eco Yoga Kit

Satisfy the most principled hippie with the Hugger Mugger Eco Yoga Kit ($73). The Indian jute mat and natural cork block's all organic, dude. It's true, that non-slip foam-rubber stuff they use for most off-the-rack yoga mats smells kinda weird...... [More]

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Clement Ankle Boot

Score, the Clement Ankle Boot ($89) has a kitten heel that's not too dainty. Seamlessly rustic and elegant, this bootie has a rare combination of side tassle zipper and sexy lace-up back. This forest green suede just became our new neutral.... [More]


You've Got the Power Solar iPhone Charger

Harness the power. The power of the sun! The You've Got the Power Solar iPhone Charger ($38) is a nifty little device on a key chain that, you guessed it, charges your iPhone or iPad on the go. The built in solar panel uses green energy to charge its own... [More]


Carefree Beauty Rose

Ever given someone roses? Ever given someone roses that didn't come from the florist? These Carefree Beauty roses bloom like mad and have a stripy, variegated pink pattern that (as you may have guessed by looking at our site) we love. ($19 for a two-gallon plant.) Even if you're not... [More]

Bottega Veneta Large Woven Hobo

Bottega Veneta Large Woven Hobo

Bottega has captured our hearts again this season! We're lovin' the Bottega Veneta Woven Large Hobo in this gorgeous magma coral color. The bag itself is breathtaking and then the color is marvelous; it's bright yet the woven leather makes it a bit more subtle.... [More]


Tasha Halo Head Wrap

The easiest way to refresh an outfit and make it party-worthy without breaking the bank is a stand-out accessory, and this year, we're leaning heavy on the Tasha Halo Head Wrap ($48). It's an eye-catching hair accessory in silver, black, gold or hematite, but the best part is that you... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Body Drench Holiday Lotion

A giant bottle of lotion that leaves us moisturized, soft, smooth, smelling like vanilla and peppermint AND costs less than $10... we'll take two for ourselves and ten more for presents! Body Drench Holiday Lotion ($7) What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy!... [More]

Mack Truck Toddler Ride-On Toy

Mack Truck Toddler Ride-On Toy

We'd love to see your lil' guy's face when he see this awesome toy under the tree! The Mack Truck Toddler Ride-On Toy ($120) is super cool! Your kids will keep on truckin' til bedtime. This toy has a speed of .62 and it goes in reverse. Plus it has... [More]


Immortelle Brightening Essence

We don't know about you, but uneven skin makes us bat-guano crazy. Seriously, nutty. Immortelle Brightening Essence ($52) was created for the distinct purpose of keeping us from going around the proverbial bend. It's the mixture of Immortelle Essential Oil (we didn't even know such a thing existed) and other... [More]


Ménage à trois: Candyland Colorblock Scarf

Rachel H., Outblush Operative, writes: We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your... [More]


J. Crew Severn Lace Mini

Lace skirts are an easy way to look fashionable, party-ready, and classy all at once. One of our favs is the Severn Lace Mini ($138) from J. Crew. It comes in slate and summit green and pairs fabulously with tights. We'll leave the looks up to you, but can see... [More]


DOE Rock the Dreidel of Love Burnout Tee

Yes the dreidel of love - Don't rock easily it's true Well rock the dreidel of love We rocked the dreidel of love! DOE Rock the Dreidel of Love Burnout Tee ($32).... [More]

The Quotable Douchebag: A Treasury of Spectacularly Stupid Remarks

The Quotable Douchebag: A Treasury of Spectacularly Stupid Remarks

Ok so this may be the perfect holiday gag gift for that girlfriend of yours that is on a man-bashing kick! The Quotable Douchebag: A Treasury of Spectacularly Stupid Remarks ($10) features hundreds of quotes from actors, athletes, musicians, politicans and other famous individuals that have more or less put... [More]


Stone & Honey Eve Necklace

We love the organic beauty in a gorgeous agate stone. No two are ever alike, so when we see the stones made into jewelry, we get excited. Wearing the Eve Necklace ($108) by Stone & Honey is like having your own tiny slice of nature's artwork. Each piece is one... [More]


The Lock Star Hair Kit

Not speaking for all of us here, but some of us really, really like to try new beauty products before we wed ourselves to them. The Lock Star Hair Kit ($30) gives us small dating-until-we've-decided-we-like-them sized samples of products from Ojan, Oidad, Living Proof, Josie Maran, and Oscar Blandi. One... [More]


Mr. & Mrs. Cocktail Glass Set

You know the happy couple is going to be having a cocktail or two on their big day (not to mention the years following). Why not help them celebrate their new titles with this sweet Mr. & Mrs. Cocktail Glass Set ($18)?... [More]


Personal Shopper: Flat Knee-high Boots for Martha

Martha writes, "Hi Outblush, I'm at my wits end...maybe what I'm looking for doesnt exist, but is there such thing as a flat, knee high, pull on boot (no zipper), for about 350$? Thanks!" 1. Frye Melissa Button Boot ($318) 2. UGG Amberlee Riding Boot ($275) 3. Steve Madden Candence... [More]


Milly Belle Sweater Dress

The Milly Belle Sweater Dress ($275) is totally fabulous, right? Though mustard yellow isn't often a color we want to wrap ourselves in, it makes a great accent color on this 100 percent Italian merino wool dress. Throw in a high waist and a-line skirt and you've got yourself a... [More]


Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series

For some geeky guys and gals, the Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series ($141) says "I love you." Released in 2010, this package is chock-full of special features. Grab some popcorn and indulge in never-before-seen deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage, podcast commentary and videoblogs from Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore... [More]

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Tap Water Bottle

Nalgenes and Siggs are great and all, but the Tap Water Bottle ($14) is so novel. With the look of a classy sparking water container, this stylish refillable bottle would replace our plastic and aluminum containers in a flash. We can't argue with a common sense message in fashionable packaging... [More]


Valerie Atkisson Nativity

If Christmas at your house isn't complete without a nativity, but you're looking for a new way to switch up the decor (or, a quicker way to get those 10 figurines in the right spot), consider this modern Nativity ($130 - $280 depending on metal) from Valerie Atkisson. Best of... [More]


Super 3-Minute Facial with Ginger

Okay, you know that "just been loved" glow your skin has after you've just gotten randy? If only that look could be bottled....oh wait, it can. Super 3-Minute Facial with Ginger ($50) will provide you with an intense tingling sensation and leave you with sweet looking skin. It will not,... [More]


Academic Research Coat

Oooh, how collegiate you look! The Academic Research Coat ($100) may have a cheeky name, but it's a pretty apt one, too. With tweed in blended hues of golden and red browns, we're reminded of dusky winter afternoons shuffling back and forth to hear fascinating (okay, droning) lectures. College-aged or... [More]

Kate Spade Kindle Cover

Kate Spade Kindle Cover

Cover your Kindle in stylish protection! The Kate Spade Kindle Cover ($85) is a super cool gift for the Kindle lover in your life. This cover has a lightly padded interior with a slip pocket and a hinge system. We're so loving this artistic interpretation of "Great Expectations." And just... [More]


Forbidden Pleasure Silicone Lubricant

Your bedroom routine could get a serious jolt of awesomeness - no chains, whips or gags required; just add some Forbidden Pleasure Silicone Lubricant ($27) to the mix, and enjoy! This lube is made from 100% Dimethicone, for maximum slide and glide. Perfect for use in the bath or shower,... [More]

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Zucca Orange Pouf

We honestly don't understand why the Zucca Orange Pouf ($1727) by Todd Bracher is so friggin' expensive, but it's cool. Anything pumpkin shaped is kind of our deal right now. Todd, it does look comfy. We'll give ya that.... [More]

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Miz Mooz Sloane Shoes

Yay, hot vintage-inspired footwear that isn't a repeat of the past. The Miz Mooz Sloane Shoes ($104) twist the t-strap standard just right. A modest heel and softly rounded toe make these navy heels ladylike, but stacking tan straps and a zip back update the vibe.... [More]


Giorgio Armani 'Designer' Shaping Cream Foundation

Oh, child, if you're looking for a foundation that does it all, look no further. Giorgio Armani Designer Shaping Cream Foundation ($65) illuminates your skin while sculpting it and offers SPF 20 protection. But not for nothing, it feels glorious as you smooth it on.... [More]


A Very Special Thanks(giving)

From the desk of our fearless leader, Erin: Although it's kind of unusual for us here at Outblush to get personal, sometimes a super way important thing happens that screams for our attention. That important thing for me today is my Dad's last day of radiation treatment for cancer. And... [More]


PUMA Arayla Sequins Sneaker

Add a little sparkle to your comfy weekend wardrobe with the PUMA Arayla Sequins Sneaker ($60). The sequin-embellished Maryjane has a rubber outsole, which makes it perfect for running around town to catch deals on your holiday gift needs. And even if that mean-spirited lady snatches up the last of... [More]


Personal Shopper: FSU Gear For Our Fearless Leader

After a series of Personal Shoppers dedicated to the Saints, LSU and my mention of OSU, our Fearless Leader Erin (the lovely lady that makes all this awesomeness happen) requested a Personal Shopper for her Alma Mater - Florida State University. Erin writes, "Buckeyes? Tigers? What about ferocious SEMINOLES?! We... [More]


French Connection Winter Wings Tee

Bring out the rocker in you by layering a little leather and lace with the Winter Wings Tee ($68) from French Connection. A deep v-neck cotton tee with sequin wings spread across the front, we're thinking you'll get plenty of envious friends when you wear this one out.... [More]


Philosophy Christmas Morning Set

So you tried to stay up for Santa - again, and sadly, fell asleep. You awaken to the most glorious smells on the planet, and all is well with the world. Recreate that sweetness with Philosophy Christmas Morning Set ($20). Featuring 'barely glazed' shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath and... [More]

Tommy Bahama Electric Bike

Tommy Bahama Electric Bike

The Tommy Bahama Electric Bike ($2,575) may be one of the coolest gifts for this holiday season. This cool beach cruiser has a 500 watt brushless hub motor that runs on a 36V lithium battery. All the technical stuff is great info for the guys, but what we love about... [More]


You Tell Us: KatKabin Outdoor Cat House

The KatKabin Outdoor Cat House ($100) is marketed as a stylish outdoor house for cats and as a great shelter for abandoned, wild or feral cats. We're just wondering if these feral cats will know it's for them. Will the cat ears on the house invite them in? Are cats... [More]


Free People Log Cabin Cardi

This is no generic sweater, and we like that. The Free People Log Cabin Cardi ($148) is set apart by the contrasting trim and non-bulky cut. We don't think it would look fabulous on just anybody, but then, that's why we think it's so stunning on the "right" body.... [More]


Builder's Studio Elegant Robots Cake Topper

Love steampunk? Getting hitched? Don't have the mega-budget for these amazing cakes? Top a simple wedding cake or cupcake with this redonkulously adorable Builders Studio Elegant Robots Wood Wedding Cake Topper ($159), which you can keep as a memento of your special day. It's all about the details with this... [More]


Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume III

Urban Decay eye shadows have long been OB must-haves, since they're a)vegan, b)come in amazing, high-pigment colors, and c)last for hours with no smudging or fallout. Their single shadow pans are $17 a pop, so for budgeting-but-still-craving-UD beautistas, we recommend their palettes. New for Holiday 2010, the Urban Decay Book... [More]


Eames® Lounge and Ottoman

Imagine resting your bones on a piece of furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller - now that's luxe! The Eames® Lounge and Ottoman ($3899-6100) has been in continuous production since 1956. Hand-assembled, it's made of molded plywood, die-cast aluminum with adjustable stainless steel glides, and the... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Maternity Cocktail Dress for Laura

Laura writes: Please help! I've just found out that I need a cocktail dress for my husband's company Christmas party coming up in DC. Normally I would be able to find something, but the problem is that I'll be 6 months pregnant by then (and I've never had to shop... [More]


You Bar

Looking for a really personalized gift? These energy bars just might be your answer. Not only do you choose everything that goes into them (including which nuts, berries and natural sweeteners are used) but you also choose the name you want printed on the bar. The You Bar ($39/13 bars)... [More]

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Eva Solo Hanging Bird Feeder

Tweet tweet! Eff Twitter, the Eva Solo Hanging Bird Feeder ($51) is real news. Perfect for a bird-loving hubby, this modern glass feeder lets us see the birdies from any angle. Get yer camera ready!... [More]


DRIA Cover

Mom-to-be on your holiday list? (Or perhaps you're one yourself, congrats!) You can't go wrong with the DRIA Cover ($50 - $180, depending on fabric). This chic swath of fabric is designed with a multitude of purposes. It's a fashionable poncho while you're still pregnant, keeping that belly cute and... [More]


Mariza and Company San Angel Tote III

Wouldn't this San Angel Tote III ($198) by Mariza and Company make a gorgeous holiday gift for a fashionable college student or your hip, professional BFF? This 100 percent leather book bag makes us want to don a pair of black framed glasses and go browse our local library for... [More]


LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

While we might be a bit old to be playing with the LEGO Hogwart's Castle, drool, we're never too old to appreciate and recreate the classics. Working on the LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ($34) is the perfect way to pass the time during the chilly Autumn weekends. Designed by... [More]

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Leather Butterfly Keychain

Oooo a lucky charm for our key ring is a must. We feel good that no fluttery friends were hurt in the making of the Leather Butterfly Keychain ($15), and better that it's so darn pretty. If there's no room on our keyrings, we just found a stocking stuffer.... [More]


Eyebrow Powders By Eyebrowz

Don't kid yourselves, girls. Brows are ever so important in terms of overall appearance. They frame our eyes, bring out the best in our hair shade and give our faces balance. If your eyebrows are a little too sparse (Overplucked again?) or light-colored to do the trick, we recommend that... [More]

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Peacock Crystal Embellished Tights

Since the holiday season calls for extra sparkle, we're bookmarking the Peacock Crystal Embellished Tights by Jonathan Aston. We see a faaabulous LBD holiday dress, some mad bling, and these stockings. It's a party on our legs.... [More]


Breville Pie Maker

Personal pies that cook in EIGHT MINUTES?? Zomg, how did we just find out about this Breville Pie Maker ($80) the day before Thanksgiving? Oh well, we're buying it anyway, and you'd better believe we're making pies as soon as we get out of our food coma. See more tasty... [More]

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You Tell Us: Thanksgiving Dinner Dog Food

Judging from the disgusting diet decisions our pooch makes at the dog park, we'd say he couldn't care less about what he eats. There's a market for the Thanksgiving Dinner Dog Food ($22) - it's just not us. Our dogs are a part of the festivities just spending time with... [More]


Personal Shopper: Grown Up Hoodies for Anna's Man

Anna M writes, "My boyfriend is 27 and although he usually has great style, he wears the same two zip-up hoodies all the time - one is purple, the other is Abercrombie and Fitch (woof). I want to get him something more age-appropriate for Christmas. Unfortunately, he mentioned once that... [More]

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Red Coral Wrap Bracelet

Wowza. From the sounds of it, the balancing powers of the Red Coral Wrap Bracelet ($47) could fix a bad day. We don't actually think coral is magic, but a bright dash of boho is always welcome. If red hot is an energy, we already have it, but thanks for... [More]

White House Black Market Suede Peeptoe Bow Heel

White House Black Market Suede Peeptoe Bow Heel

Pretty, stylish and affordable...what's not to love?! The White House Black Market Suede Peeptoe Bow Heel ($108) should be added to your shoe collection STAT! This sexy suede peeptoe pump has open latticework and a sweet bow detail.... [More]

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Solar-Powered Docking Station

Please your power-saving loved one with the portable Solar-Powered Docking Station ($200) and sound system. Since it's splash proof, we can fuel the party mix without babysitting people's s drinks. Packing five hours of play time and charge time for our iPod® and iPhone®, it's perfect for those office worker... [More]


Birdcage Card Holder

The holidays remind us of many things - the importance of family and togetherness, how consumerism makes the world go round, and that the postal system still exists! Display the treasures delivered by these magical postal carriers on the Birdcage Card Holder ($39). A sweet little way to remember good... [More]


Aqua Vitae: Hot Toddy

Believe it or not, Usher and Jay-Z did not invent the Hot Toddy. They might, however, have reminded us of our love of this delicious cold weather treat! While we have no scientific proof to back this up - we're pretty sure they cure colds and the flu, but it's... [More]

Kitty Coin Purse

Kitty Coin Purse

Here kitty kitty...psst! That's all you'll have to say when you're looking for your Kitty Coin Purse ($5) in the bottom of your handbag. This adorable coin purse is too cute for words. The corduroy fabrication and two satin bows are very sweet. And it's also super cheap, which makes... [More]


Intensive Foot Cream with Deep Sea Mud

Our feet are like amazing friends. They carry us through rough times without calling much attention to themselves and rarely ask much of us. Why not pamper those hard working footsies with an Intensive Foot Cream with Deep Sea Mud treatment ($24)? If our feet could sigh, we're pretty sure... [More]


Hear No, See No, Speak No Owls

So you had a bit too much to drink at the office holiday party. You shared some kisses under the mistletoe with the 20-something-hipster from receiving. No biggie. These Hear No, See No, Speak No Owls ($35) ain't tellin' no one!... [More]


Siwy Hannah Fascination Jeans

The tie dye trend isn't dead. Check out the ultra chic Siwy Hannah Fascination Jeans ($93). Loving the lopsided feel of these, and the skinny cropped style is hot. Pair with a sleek solid top, so the artsy abstract pattern can shine.... [More]


Living with Wine: Passionate Collectors, Sophisticated Cellars, and Other Rooms for Entertaining, Enjoying, and Imbibing

For anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to have the wine cellar of your dreams, Living with Wine: Passionate Collectors, Sophisticated Cellars, and Other Rooms for Entertaining, Enjoying, and Imbibing ($47) is a treat and/or giant tease! Peer voyeuristically into homes where wine cellars aren't an after-thought,... [More]


Light Up Your Mood Stickers

Doll up your hum-drum light switches with a little help from the Light Up Your Mood Stickers (£6.00). These fun little kid inspired stickers contain enough to make eight faces with rosy cheeks, facial hair (read: mustaches!), freckles, eyebrows and more. What are you waiting for - a smiling face... [More]

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L'or Radiance Concentrate

Who knew we could tighten and tone our make-up routine with pure gold? Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate ($70) is waaayyy more than a makeup base. This 24-carat gold-infused cooling gel sinks in, moisturizes, and smooths fine lines. Goodbye crow's feet, hello golden reputation.... [More]

Pow Comic Rhinestone Fascinator

Pow Comic Rhinestone Fascinator

POW! The Pow Comic Rhinestone Fascinator ($125) is quite powerfully blinged out! This little fascinator is covered in blue, clear and black rhinestones, which are all applied by hand. It's the perfect accessory for a fun night out, burlesque event, or, ahem, an adventurous night in the boudoir! You'll feel... [More]


The 2010 Movember Giveaway: Mo, mo, mo!

**Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered!** Ladies (and the five guys who read Outblush, hello to you too), have we got a giveaway for you! Our 2009 Movember Giveaway was such a fabu success that one of the founders of Movember, the utterly adorable Aussie, Adam Garone,... [More]


Personal Shopper: Boyfriend's Parents Christmas Gifts for Alyssa

Says Alyssa:"i'm at a bit of a loss as to what to bring my boyfriend's parents for christmas this year. one is diabetic so chocolate/candies is out of the question, and they don't really drink, so they've essentially eliminated every suggestion i could find by googling "boyfriend's parents christmas present".... [More]


J. Crew Crystal Bloom Ring

Aha! A cocktail ring that will go with any outfit! Ok, maybe not sweats and a bathrobe, but you know what we mean - pair it with a shmancy dress or tight jeans and a blazer. No matter what else you're wearing (even a bathrobe), this Crystal Bloom Ring ($50)... [More]


Angled Dripless Bulb Baster

End the battles with the baster this Thanksgiving with the Angled Dripless Bulb Baster ($18). This Williams Sonoma exclusive has a drip-preventing angled bulb and tip, a measured calibration scale for precise cooking, and interchangeable tools (suctioning flat tip, silicone basting-brush tip and a cleaning brush). If that's not enough... [More]


Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser

You know how you know you should be washing your face before bed at night, but you're so tired you can barely brush the Fritos off the front of your sweatshirt? We've all have those nights. We ran across Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser ($40) and think it'll be just the... [More]


Mad Men Cocktail Culture

Dust off your old shaker, strainer and jigger and imbibe with the Mad Men Cocktail Culture ($1) app. Tom Collins, Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, Blue Hawaiian - you name it, they got it. You'll be mixing like Betty and Don in no time - 60s clothing optional.... [More]


Eloise Table

Liberace - eat your heart out! The Eloise Table ($975) provides the perfect amount of glitz for our homesteads. Mirrored glass with wooden legs add a splash of glamor and style, while the curvy top sexes it up a bit. Adding candelabras and sequins is totally optional.... [More]


Big Fat Cookies

No one is going to be disappointed by a gift of baked goods this year, especially if you whip up something out of Big Fat Cookies ($12). Whether you choose to make chewy, crispy or sandwich style cookies, these recipes are all nom-a-licious, and hey, if someone turns them down,... [More]

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Yoga Tart Set

For that devilishly sexy girl that only works out at hip-hop dance class or yoga, the Yoga Tart Set ($89) is something to seriously consider. Sure, we can pick a top, booty-shorts, and leg warmer set in the totally 80s section at Target, but we wouldn't have so many color... [More]


Adrienne Vittadini Pierre Pump

Here's a secret: some of us here at Outblush are on the short side. Err, on the really short side. We've made peace with the fact that we'll forever be on our tiptoes in crowds, and have mastered walking in the highest heels we can find. (It's an art, really.)... [More]


Flytrap Olive Dehlia Scarf

Bring a little spring to your chilly winter days with the Dehlia Scarf ($24) in olive by Flytrap. The bright turquoise dehlia flower on both ends of the scarf will remind you that warmer weather is right around the corner. Plus, the light jersey knit fabric means you can wear... [More]


DiorShow All For Your Eyes

We love, love, love playing up our baby blues (or browns or greens or whatever). DiorShow All For Your Eyes ($24) is like a toy in your makeup kit, items you can play with to create a new, dramatic look for your eyes. The mini crayon eyeliner is so much... [More]


Crate & Barrel Turkey Place Cards

Are you hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year? Though the food is sure to be front and center for the holiday, impress guests with your table-scape and keep track of who sits where with the Crate & Barrel Turkey Place Cards ($7, on sale). We think these cute little cards... [More]


Kate Spade This Year I Will Bracelet

Give yourself (or your bestie, or your sis, etc!) a gorgeous reminder to take the time in 2011 to try something new. The This Year I WIll Bracelet ($48) by Kate Spade is engraved with assertions to "read the classics, conquer the souffle, learn to cha-cha, take up the trumpet,... [More]

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Flud Tableturns Watch

Our inner mix-master is loving the Flud Tableturns Watch ($69). We're crushin' on this amusing leather timepiece, but considering it for a gift option too. Keep on keepin' it real, peeps.... [More]


You Tell Us: Oversized Bow Earmuffs

Usually we're pretty on board with all things Betsey Johnson (and all things bows, for that matter). But we're not sure how we feel about the Oversized Bow Earmuffs ($58). In general, earmuffs still feel a little outdated, and this pair boasts of a satin bow and furry ear...cover...thingies. Is... [More]


The Healthy Baby Wash

Well, we've been reading the book, "How Not To Suck As A Mother" and turns out, you gotta wash your kid from time to time. I mean, really, does this make any sense to you? You carry his royal little butt around all day, and even put a blanket down... [More]


ASOS Frill Pintuck Button Through Dress

The ASOS Frill Pintuck Button Through Dress ($49) would look lovely under Christmas lights, no? It'll certainly convince everyone you've been a very good girl this year and deserving of lots of presents!... [More]


Right Wrong Gloves

Holding up our hands to see which one makes an "L" - slightly inappropriate at our age. Taking a quick peek at our Right Wrong Gloves (£33) to make sure they wind up on the correct paw - totally fine. The fact that they are super cute works too!... [More]


Personal Shopper: Shelves for Amelia's Kiddos

Amelia writes: "Hi Outblush! I just saw your post for kids room decor and I thought to myself "now why didn't I think of that!" and ask you instead. I have a 4 year old son and another on the way (we don't want to know if it's a boy... [More]


Merry and Bright Letterpress Cards

You popular gals, you! We know you've already started compiling your holiday cards list and organizing addresses. Send family and friends gorgeous season's greetings on the Merry and Bright Letterpress Notecards ($14/set of 6). The message is simple and the patterns are classy and cheerful. Plus, there's something luxurious about... [More]


Dazzle Gift Set

Have you been traveling more than usual lately? Are you beginning to feel like one of those characters in "Up In The Air?" Do you wish you'd paid more attention during that Oprah episode that taught us how to triple the space in our suitcases through creative packing? Yeah, us... [More]


Everything Explained Through Flowcharts

Some of us learn by listening, some of us learn by reading and some of us need a more in-depth visual journey. Everything Explained Through Flowcharts ($12) attempts to unravel life's mysteries through meticulously designed charts. Tips for world domination, which religion offers the best afterlife, the secret recipe for... [More]


Needle Felted Whale Cameo

Whether you feel like paying homage to Moby Dick, or maybe felted crafts (Or, like us, you just think it's super rad), fasten on the Needle Felted Whale Cameo ($60) for a quick and quirky way to jazz up your style. It's got charm, it's got whimsy, and it's got... [More]


Golden Girl: The Walking Dead Book 1

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]


Brunswick Windsor Billiard Table

Show up with this and a really big bow, and you'll pretty much go down as the best Christmas-present-giver ever. (No one will dare let you leave with the worst white elephant again.) This Brunswick Windsor Billiard Table is made of cloth-covered slate, and is inlaid with mother-of-pearl and mahogany.... [More]


Little Black Dresses from YOOX

YOOX, that clever retail temptress, is at it again. Their fall-winter styles have been reduced up to an extra 30% and there is a wonderland of fashion ripe for the picking. We were struck by hundreds of stunning LBD's on sale - literally page after page of lovely and oh... [More]


Knock Knock! Ring

The Knock Knock! Ring ($75) by Pat Kim is totally awesome. A solid walnut ring (comes in sizes 5-7, with half sizes) is adorned with a tiny, totally usable brass knocker. Your days of jinxing yourself are gone. Just "knock on wood," send your prayers out into the cosmic universe,... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Cupcake Lip Balm Gift Set

As much as we'd like to tell you that we picked up a few of these as stocking stuffers for teen family members, we can't in good conscience. Really, we squealed when we saw the Cupcake Lip Balm Gift Set ($9), and promptly purchased a set for ourselves. Once we... [More]


Pig Picks

Your cheese and salami tray just got a whole lot cuter. Pig Picks ($5 on sale)... [More]


You Bake 'Em Dog Biscuits

If you've got a little extra time and you want to treat Fido right (or perhaps win over that pet-loving boss), you can't go wrong with You Bake 'Em Dog Biscuits ($5). This book contains recipes for homemade treats that are safe for dogs and comes complete with cookie cutters... [More]


Camofleur Art Tee

The Camofleur Art Tee ($45) is the perfect marriage of, well, camo and floral. It's a subtle way to be trendy with a casual piece that doesn't break the bank. Save your paycheck for a simple blazer to pair with three quarter sleeved tee and be confident in your fashion-savvy!... [More]

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Mother-of-Pearl Handbag

Mom would go gaga for the Mother-of-Pearl Handbag ($60). Silk-lined and shell encrusted, this luxe look could go casual or fancy. We can see her swingin' this around for a night on the town.... [More]


The Art of Shaving Carry On Kit

A guy we like a lot turned us on to The Art of Shaving ($50). This Carry On Kit includes a pre-shave oil pump (which sounds really cool), shaving cream, a shaving brush made of badger bristles (for real), and after-shave balm. Oh, and it meets TSA carry on requirements.... [More]


The Pirates of Penzance

It's time to join the ranks of us who get "I am the very model of a modern major General," stuck in our heads... on loop! The release of The Pirates of Penzance ($15) on DVD has us Broadway geeks rejoicing. Full of comedy, action, and Gilbert and Sullivan musical... [More]


Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation

Oh, that Givenchy. We're tickled pink by their Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation ($44) and how flawless it leaves our skin looking. Maybe it's the way it hides imperfections, maybe the way it leaves our skin with a luminosity generally reserved for more intimate moments. Oh, we don't know why it tickles... [More]


Hanukkah: Big-Spending Babe

If you were Richie Rich (or Richie Rita), what would you get people as gifts? A gold-plated llama? Their own personal butler? A hovercraft? Oh, man, it'd be great. Here are our "If I had a million dollars, I'd give you..." gifts. (P.S. Outblush is not responsible for your draining... [More]


Hanukkah: Cents-ible Chick

No matter which Hanukkah customs spring to mind as you begin to plan for the holiday, gifts are likely part of the celebration. You don't have to break the bank to wish the people you love a Happy Hanukkah. #1 Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera ($35). This cool little camera comes... [More]


Hanukkah: Cheap Thrill

Kids may get a kick out of opening eight little gifts over eight days, but here's a little secret. Adults love that too. Here are eight little indulgences from the black pit of impulse-buys, Yves Rocher. All together, they'll run you $36.75, which is a bit more than your average... [More]

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Recycled Dreidel

Nice! Holiday gambling can be eco-conscious too, thanks to the Recycled Dreidel ($16). Makes us wanna win some chocolate gelt and recycle the foil.... [More]


Crate & Barrel Hanukkah Gelt Bag

Giving children gelt, or money (usually small coins), is a tradition practiced in many Jewish households. It's also become increasingly popular to give chocolate gelt, usually packaged in gold foil and plastic netting. And even though chocolate is chocolate to most kids, we're pretty taken with the Crate & Barrel... [More]


Lalo Treasures Funky Menorah

The Lalo Treasures Funky Menorah ($98) is the perfect holiday fare for the Indie lady looking to spice up her Hanukkah decor. Made by Israeli designer Orna Lalo, this whimsical menorah sparkles in resin, Swarovski crystals, anodized silver pieces, and brass candle holders. Available in blue, red or white, it's... [More]

White House Black Market Empire Bow Evening Gown

White House Black Market Empire Bow Evening Gown

Who says bows look silly? We certainly don't...especially after seeing the White House Black Market Empire Bow Evening Gown ($448). This taffeta empire waist A-line gown is stunning. It has a strapless neckline with a bustier construction and boning as well as a crinoline petticoat, which means the fit is... [More]


Kiehl's Ultimate Man Collection

The metrosexual trend may technically be over, but thank God, it got a lot of cavemen dudes interested in smelling and looking like they shower more than once a week. But, if your guy is reluctant to voyage beyond the drugstore world of Axe*, then the Kiehl's Ultimate Man Collection... [More]


Ménage à trois: Me Too Juju Boot

We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your problem with something that solves... [More]


Nars Travel Brush Set

Okay kids, they aren't kidding (whoever they are) when they tell us that quality brushes give our makeup a quality finish. Nars Travel Brush Set ($170) isn't just for travel; it's for anytime you want to pamper your face by using professional makeup brushes. This kit includes six top-notch pieces.... [More]


Tilly Bloom Writer Charm Bracelet

How whimsical is the Writer Charm Bracelet ($29) by Tilly Bloom? A great gift for a bookish friend or family member, the bracelet features charms of an ink bottle, a book of Shakespeare, a typewriter, an owl, and a circle featuring lines from a T.S Eliot poem. Gift it to... [More]


2011 Walnut Bird Calendar

We've been seeing a plethora of calendars for the new year. Most of them have been the "picture a month" sort, which is why we're fans of the 2011 Walnut Bird Calendar ($25) by etsy seller smeurer8. The pretty wood veneer bird gives it a simple, organic feel, and is... [More]


Cote et Ciel iPad Pillow Stand Bag

We like napping almost as much as we like our iPad, so it makes perfect sense to us that someone found a way to combine the two. That's right, the Cote et Ciel iPad Pillow Stand Bag ($72) is a pillow that holds your iPad securely inside (we recommend taking... [More]


All Saints Kinky Grandad Shirt

To confess, we're not entirely sure if we super want this shirt because it's adorable, or because it's called the Kinky Grandad Shirt ($140). We're going to say the name made us take a peek, and the silk vintage bib detail made us stay! Pair this beauty with some leather... [More]


Alice Hannah Colored Pearl Gloves

Super. The simple embellishment on the Alice Hannah Colored Pearl Gloves ($26) doesn't go overboard, but will get us noticed. Multi-colored pearls and soft taupe will transition through the seasons nicely too.... [More]

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Star Trek Tiberius Aftershave

Holiday gift shopping season is suddenly upon us, and if you have a Trekkie at home, we'd strongly suggest the Star Trek Tiberius Aftershave ($50). Your little nerd-man will be thrilled to don the scent of an intergalactic hero. Oh, Captain Kirk never gets old.... [More]


Trend Alert: LLBDs

Outblush Operative Natasha writes: Tired of the standard LBD? Need to update your closet with a sexy, yet classic, piece? Time to find yourself an LLBD: A Little Lace Black Dress. You've undoubtably seen these popping up everywhere, and I've scoured the internet to find the most chic dresses to... [More]


Lancome Sensational Effects

Red lips stop traffic, attract attention to a beautiful smile, and appear timeless. Not being corny here; just assessing the history of women's makeup. Lancome's Sensational Effects Lipstick ($22) will tickle your fancy in the way it glides on and resists fading. So play up that beautiful kisser of yours... [More]


Got Milk? Magic Milk Straws

Definitely a good time if you're under the age of 5, but probably pretty enjoyable no matter how many candles were on your last cake, these Got Milk? Magic Milk Straws ($3/package) infuse your milk with their yummy flavor as you sip. Choose from chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream or... [More]

What Moms Cant Do

What Moms Can't Do

Ohh please do enlighten us! We've always thought moms could do everything and anything so we're curious to know about the things they can't do. Needless to say, we can't wait to read a few pages of What Moms Can't Do ($16).... [More]


Personal Shopper: Black buckle equestrian boots for Jennie

Jennie L. wrote, "I love this shopping blog and was hoping that you could help me in my search for the perfect boot. I love these Enzo Angiolini Saylem riding boots at Nordstrom but they are out of my size! Can you please help me find something similar (black, leather,... [More]


Bella's Wedding Ring

As much as we would like LOVE to have Edward as a may be the next best thing! Especially if we can don something like Bella's Wedding Ring ($36). This pretty ring is from the Inspired by Twilight collection. The design forms a "fragile web" around the faux diamonds... [More]

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Grow Great Grub Cookbook

We have our eye on Grow Great Grub ($15) for a holiday/housewarming gift for that eco-conscious friend (the "go green or go home" type). This guide for growing organic food in small spaces goes beyond your average gardening handbook. With custom building, planting, harvesting, drying and preserving tips included, we... [More]


Tessie Handmade Chiffon Ruffle Flat

Look comfy and classy in the Tessie Handmade Chiffon Ruffle Flats ($110). The soft suede shoe takes a back seat to the handmade chiffon ruffle flowers attached to the toe. They'll take a drab office outfit and give it a little lovely detail.... [More]


Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème

Your skin ever feel like it belongs to a rhinoceros? We didn't think so. If, however, it's sometimes a tad too dry for your liking, take a look at Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème ($40). Not only does it sound delicious, but it sinks into your skin to moisturize and condition. No... [More]


Jawbone Jambox

Pardon us while we geek out on some technology. This new Jambox ($199) is, basically, the sh*t. It's a speaker that syncs with your technology through bluetooth, so you can play music, use it like a speakerphone, and even stream the audio from a movie you're watching out of it.... [More]


Thigh High Reindeer Socks

Feel festive in these Thigh High Reindeer Socks ($28). In both ivory or coral, little reindeer frolic among snowflakes. And though we're not sure if reindeer do much frolicking in real life, we're certain these socks will make you want to frolic. Most likely across bare wooden floors with the... [More]


Yoda Quote Sigg Water Bottle

Recently, we read about Katie, a first grade girl who was teased by the boys in her class for bringing a Star Wars water bottle to school. They said she couldn't like Star Wars because she was a girl. Even though Katie was dejected at first, the support and love... [More]


Bamboo Poncho with Fringes

Hand-crafted makes us happy. And we're ecstatic about the Bamboo Poncho with Fringes ($75) in grey. Hand-knit with bamboo yarn, this poncho is soft, lovely, and versatile. It's perfect for chilly November days that don't require full-on winter garb, and will go well with holiday party attire as a draped... [More]


Remote Control Moon

Here's something you may or may not know about little boys: They love to act tough, but a lot of them are afraid of the dark. You don't want to make him feel bad (after all, it's normal for a kid to be afraid of the dark), so you find... [More]


Colorscience Global Corrector Palette

The Colorscience Global Corrector Palette ($50) is made to camouflage skin imperfections and enhance the features of different skin tones (this particular set is formulated for tanned and darker toned girls). Dig this: the palette can be used as a concealer, eye shadow, highlighter, bronzer or a foundation. Are you... [More]

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Artisan Cheese Markers

Shake up a classic wine and cheese set-up with the farm animal shaped Artisan Cheese Markers ($18 / set of six). A goat, cow, and ewe bring down home charm to our delicious dairy. And since a dry-erase marker's included, all we have to worry about is keeping count of... [More]


Personal Shopper: Ceramic Wall Art for Ragan

Ragan wrote: "Hi there. I am looking for ceramic art to hang in my apartment. and I have actually been having a really hard time finding good sources for art. I can tell you that the style I am most fond of is Erin Furimsky, but it is too pricey... [More]


RMS Living Luminizer

Ever walking through a mall and catch a glimpse of yourself in a department store mirror? Ever scream out loud at the image before you? Well, us either, but we have occasionally seen ourselves looking wan and tired. RMS makes this ever-so-groovy Living Luminizer ($38) that seriously makes you look... [More]


Jucca Knit Shawl

Totally not just for grannies. (Though we adore grannies.) This Jucca mohair-blend shawl, almost eight and a half feet wide when you spread it out, will keep you cozy and lovely in a deep green-blue. ($69 and perfect if your winter LBD doesn't actually have sleeves.) While you're looking, be... [More]


3-Ring Napkin Ring

We saw these 3-Ring Napkin Rings ($4) from Crate and Barrel and thought you'd be as nuts about them as we are. They're two-inch diameter pieces of table art -- silver-plated brass pipe molded into a tiny trio of elegant bracelets. Seriously, how great would they look on your table?... [More]


Chain Stitched Kashmiri Rug

This 3' x 3' Chain Stitched Kashmiri Rug ($203) is a killer way to add personality and umph! to a small area. The vibrant colors are easy to splash into other parts of room. Seriously, that makes us happy. We want that for you. Oh heck, we want that for... [More]


Personal Shopper: A military formal dress under $100 for Colleen

Colleen M. wrote, "Dear Outblush Staff, Thank you for the great ideas that you've always offered in the Personal Shopper posts--they have brightened my day and lightened my wallet! Now, I have a dilemma of my own that I was wondering if you could help with. I've been invited to... [More]


Elizabeth Arden: Red Door Holiday Set

You ever buy a gift for someone else, then struggle not to keep it for yourself? If you're anything like us, we recommend you purchase two of these Elizabeth Arden: Red Door Holiday Sets ($72). Each contains Red Door Eau de Toilette Spray, Body Cream, Body Powder, and Red Door... [More]

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Beecher's Macaroni & Cheese

So we don't know a single person that doesn't love macaroni and you? We think not! And Beecher's Macaroni & Cheese ($50 for two 20 oz. pans) takes the cake cheese. This is the ultimate comfort food and it's better than any homemade version you try because Beecher cheeses... [More]


Home Wire Bowl

Got a pal that just bought their first home, or just moved into their first "On My Own" apartment? This Home Wire Bowl ($30) makes a thoughtful, eco-conscious housewarming gift. Made from recycled metal wire, it makes an attractive catchall for their dining table or dresser, or can even be... [More]


Too Faced FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Lip Gloss

How cool is this? Too Faced FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Lip Gloss ($19) comes in flavors like Strawberry Melon, Blueberry Raspberry and Dragonfruit Lime, designed to suppress your appetite (by using some of the same ingredients found in FUZE Slenderize drink). Oh, and it gives your mouth a pretty, glossy... [More]


Sales & Steals: 11/19/10

November is flying by, and we can hardly believe next week is Thanksgiving - we haven't even bought the turkey yet! We'll be doing that this weekend, plus making time to do a little shopping for ourselves. Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals below, courtesy of our deal-erious friends at... [More]


Harry Potter Gear: The Best of Etsy

It's here, oh, happy day, IT'S HERE!!!!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is finally in theaters, and we feel like Lavender feels about Won-Won: All giddy and gooey and enchanted, and, yes more than a little obsessed!! In honor of the Day That Shall Not Be Named,... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: WE HAVE ARRIVED!

Today is a bit like adult Christmas - the countdowns, the anticipation, the utter and complete excitement, all leading up to November 19th! If by chance you weren't at the midnight showing and are sitting at your desk counting the hours, minutes and seconds until you can get to the... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Get 'em BEFORE they sell out on Black Friday

Each holiday shopping season, there are toys that sell out fast, leaving millions of parents and family members scrambling to find replacement gifts for their wee ones that won't result in, "But I wanted _______!" on Christmas morning. That's why today, we'll be showcasing the hottest toys for the 2010... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: LEGO Harry Potter Sets

As soon as we learned that LEGO has created a Harry Potter Series ($11-$130) to add to their iconic toy line, we went to straight to a guy who has always loved LEGOS. Oh sure, he's a grown man now (and a practicing attorney) but Ty knows his LEGOS. This... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Silly Bandz

Rubber bands in random and crazy shapes = millions of dollars? Why didn't we think of that! Regardless of your personal feelings, Silly Bandz ($6) are hot, and they aren't going away. We have to admit since they branched out into college, NFL, MLB, and the Kama Sutra themes, we... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: ImagiNext Bigfoot the Monster

As we did our research on the hottest toys for Holiday 2010, we came up with quite a few things that reminded us of our days in the sandbox, and a few, like this ImagiNext Bigfoot the Monster ($85), that we WISH had been around back then. He's essentially a... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Mattel Loopz

The Mattel Loopz ($24) is like the game Simon from your childhood, just updated for the 21st century crowd. Like Simon, the goal is to remember lighted patterns. Unlike Simon, it comes with a super streamlined "game board" that relies on hand waving rather than button pushing. The Mattel Loopz... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: LeapFrog Scribble & Write

Remember when your mom gave you a piece of scrap paper and a pencil to shut you up for a few minutes? If she had the time, she'd create letters of the alphabet using dots and tell you to connect them? Think of the LeapFrog Scribble & Write ($20) as... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: ImagiNext Adventures DC Superfriends Batman Bat Cave

Forget giving this to the kids. The ImagiNext Adventures DC Superfriends Batman Bat Cave ($40) is cool enough to satisfy the inner child of some of the guys on your holiday gift-giving list. So if it's good enough for the dads, you know the kiddies will go positively nuts over... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit

It's so funny how a little thing like a friendship bracelet can bring memories rushing back... Anyone else nostalgic for those days when you had sleepovers and bestestgoodfriends and ran around the neighborhood like it belonged to you? *sigh* Those were good times. And with all the Lady Gagas and... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: vTech MobiGo

Hard to believe our parents gave us shoe boxes and silverware to play with. Even harder to believe that Etch A Sketches brought us hours of fun. My, how things have changed. Today, kids can play with vTech's MobiGo ($60 + extra games), an educational and gaming system especially for... [More]

Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse

2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse

Ok so when we were kids, the Barbie Dream House was the be all end all! Now there's a new toy in town.....the Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse ($80) is awesome! This four room, two story townhouse offers lots of space for a family of the cute little Calico Critters. And... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Sing-A-Ma-Jigs

Sure, they're sort of funny-looking, but if you've got a toddler or preschool-aged child (or you've got one on your holiday list), then a Sing-A-Ma-Jig ($13-18) may be at the top of their list this year. When you press certain points on a Sing-A-Ma-Jig, it chatters and makes all sorts... [More]

LEGO Games Minotaurus

2010 Hot Holiday Toys: LEGO Games Minotaurus

One of the coolest toys for this holiday season is brought to us by LEGO! The LEGO Games Minotaurus ($20) is fun for the entire family. If you're not completely familiar with this coveted toy, we'll fill you in. The mighty Minotaur is a mythical creature that protects a secret... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower

We're not going to lie. Not only did we purchase all of our favorite kiddos a Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower ($17), we totally bought one for ourselves too. What kid (or adult!) wouldn't be impressed by three tiers of Crayola crayons? Their largest collection yet, this tower holds 150 crayons--118... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

We get a little sad when we realize our children won't understand the reference their crazy mom is making in 15 years when we're dancing around in our bathrobes singing about "shaking it like a Polaroid picture." (You know we're going to be those kind of moms, right?) Luckily, the... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies

Need a gift for a Furry Frenzies-obsessed child? Please both the kid and the parents with this FurReal Furry Frenzies Whirl Around Playground ($20). The rugrat will love the super zippy toy kitty cat, while the adults will appreciate that the robocritters are tearing around in a nice new wheel... [More]

Zippity Learning System

2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Zippity Learning System

Playhouse Disney is coming to a venue near you your home! That's what your kids will think when they have the Zippity Learning System ($60) hooked up in the TV room. This high-energy learning system gets preschoolers dancing, jumping, playing and learning with all of the Disney characters they love.... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Moon Dough

Move over Play-Doh! Moon Dough ($12, for a pack of 2 colors) seems to be the "gone before it even hits the shelves" item this holiday season. The silicone-based, fluffy, other-worldly dough of awesome is hyper-allergenic (gluten free!) and offers kids a lifetime of fun because it never dries out.... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: ImagiNext Toy Story 3 Tri-County Landfill

The landfill scene in Toy Story 3 was one of the most gripping, edge-of-your-seat moments of any of the Toy Story movies. If you've got kids on your holiday list, they can help Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Toy Story gang escape the dangers of the landfill with... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Razor Pocket Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

One word came to mind when we saw the Razor Pocket Miniature Euro Electric Scooter ($262) - bitchin'! Of course we wouldn't say that to our kids when we revealed it to them on the big day, but we'd sure be coveting their new toy! These mean machines have a... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: LEGO Star Wars Hoth Wampa Set

If you don't know what a wampa is, you're probably not interested in the LEGO Star Wars Hoth Wampa Set ($33), but it's pretty cool. Kiddies can build the entire battle scene from The Empire Strikes Back with pieces for the wampa ice creature, wampa cave, snowspeeder, Luke Skywalker and... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Zoobles Petagonia Gift Pack

We here at Outblush are old enough to remember when a ball was a good plaything just because it rolled and bounced, but the current generation of children is a little more sophisticated, we suppose. Zoobles, little toy animals that fold up into spheres and pop back out, are going... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Fisher-Price Dance Star Mickey

When we were kids, our toys didn't do nearly as much cool stuff as the toys do today! Be the hero (bestest mom/godparent/aunt/big sis/etc.) and let the little loved one in your life unwrap the Fisher-Price Dance Star Mickey ($95) this Holiday season. Mickey doesn't just dance...he grooves to six... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Orbeez Magic Maker

Who doesn't love a toy that grows in water - we only purchased a couple hundred "Grow A Boyfriend" back in the day. The Orbeez Magic Maker ($25) takes magical beads and grows them - up to 100 times their volume. When the beads are all grown-up, they'll bounce down... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch

It takes pictures and records both audio and video - and you won't be out hundreds of dollars if Junior drops it. Nosy children everywhere are clamoring for the Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch ($42) this year, but take our advice: give this to someone else's kid. That way... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Crayola Glow Dome

Is it okay to admit how much fun this Crayola Glow Dome ($23) is, even for an adult? This very cool toy comes with tracing sheets and glow pens that you use to draw pictures on the globe. Okay, here's the really fun part: You turn on the lights and... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Pillow Pets

Your favorite little guy or girl already carries his or her stuffed animal everywhere and sleeps on or with it every night, and now someone has the bright idea to combine a beloved creature with a familiar comfort. Pillow Pets ($25) are soft plus squares of lovable animal that fold... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck

Boy, have they come a long way in the interactive toy department. The Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck ($50) is the hardest working truck out there. He eats any trash kids shove in his face, transports Big Rig Buddies anywhere, and so much more. There are very few toys that... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Squinkies Cupcake Surprise Bakeshop

Um, can anyone enlighten us on this Squinkies thing? All we know is that they're tiny, they have bubbles (?), and they're squishy. The rest of the content on the Squinkies site just baffled and terrified us. But you know, it's totally something that we would have wanted as young... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Barbie Video Girl Doll

When we heard about the Barbie® Video Girl™ Doll ($50), we cringed at the thought of instilling music video vixen aspirations into young impressionable girls. Our bad; Mattel promotes something a lot more constructive here - directorial ambition! There's a Windows/Mac compatible video camera tucked away in this trendy mini... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Hasbro U-Build Games

The thing about giving board games as a gift is that they can get a bit dull after a few rounds through. Once kids have played a game six or seven times, they know the drill. Keep things in a constant state of chaos (the mother-approved kind) by setting the... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Kung Zhu Pets

Remember those cute, cuddly Zhu Zhu Pets that were all the rage last holiday season? They were sold out by the end of September, and gift-givers had to resort to inflated prices on eBay. Boo to that! This year, the cute Zhu Zhus are still around, but they're getting quickly... [More]


Royal Celebrity Style: Kate Middleton's engagement dress

We're a little too young to remember the fervor surrounding Princess Diana's engagement to Prince Charles in 1981, but boy, do we ever have royalty fever now that Prince William is finally engaged to Kate Middleton. At their engagement announcement, Kate looked every bit the princess in a royal blue... [More]


Personal Shopper: A knockoff of Kristin Cavallari's dress for Jill to wear on New Year's Eve

Jill wrote, "Hi~ I always love your personal shopper features and never thought I would have anything to request. Now I do! I am totally obsessed with the dress that Kristen Cavallari wore to the Hills finale...I was thinking that I would LOVE to wear something like that for NYE... [More]


Golden Girl: Leather iPad Hip Bag No. 19

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]


Winona Patent Leather Pumps

Be still, our little beating hearts! The soft, uber-feminine shade of pink gracing the Winona Patent Leather Pumps ($588) by Rupert Sanderson has us all a-flutter! We might even go so far as to revise our Christmas wish list to make sure these beauties end up near the top. Especially... [More]

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Re Collection Bike Shorts

Spending over fifty dollars for fitness clothes doesn't make us happy, but we know the sky's the limit for hardcore bikers. Might we tempt OB readers with the subtle ombre Re Collection Bike Shorts ($68)? The contrast denim side panels make these extra eccentric.... [More]


Turkish Woven Greeting Cards

Pretty! If you'd like to dignify the sentiments that you're going to stick in an envelope and mail, why not do that by writing in one of these Turkish woven greeting cards ($5 each)? That's right - woven. With thread. Especially good if you're sending it to someone who owns... [More]

Fresh Delivery Clutch

Fresh Delivery Clutch

This is one delivery that we would love to catch at the door! The Fresh Delivery Clutch ($268) features a bouquet of fluffy silk rosettes in a fabulous color palette that will brighten your day.... [More]


Smoothies Hair Bungees

It's amazing that they're still making tweaks and improvements to something as basic as a hair elastic, but it seems like every time we go to buy a pack (which is more often than we'd care to admit since we lose those little bands like it's going out of style),... [More]


Mustache Key Cap

A happy little mustache to keep our keys organized, cute and clothed - yes please! Mustache Key Cap ($5). Is there nothing the mighty mustache can't do?... [More]


Drop Bank

While putting your change in this Drop Bank ($44) may seem a bit fruitless (perhaps like the money you save will only be a 'drop in the bucket'?), it certainly beats having to scrounge in couch cushions and old purses when you head out to feed the meter.... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: 1 DAY LEFT!

The long awaited day of days is so close we can taste it. Only one day separates us from Harry, Ron, Hermione and The Deathly Hallows! This is no time to be losing your head or forgetting a simple Patronus Charm, or the indispensable Avada Kedavra Spell. Stay calm -... [More]


Philosophy The Gingerbread Girl

True confessions time: We've actually made gingerbread before just to breathe in the fragrance it wafts through the kitchen as it bakes. Then, of course, we'd end up eating said gingerbread, and then our jeans got tighter, and then we got frustrated, which lead to us baking MORE gingerbread to... [More]


Aqua Marine Stone Earrings

We thought these were a fun, "anytime" earring that would look as great with what you wear to the office as with your favorite jeans. The Aqua Marine Stone Earrings ($18) won't be the most valuable thing in your jewelry box, but just might be one of the more versatile.... [More]


Cardigan Madeleine Dress

There's no easier way to look fabulously casual--yet totally put together--than by wearing the Madeleine Dress ($208) from Cardigan by Lynn Hiriak. This soft, cardigan-esque jersey knit dress gives off such a fun, playful vibe that we can't wait to accessorize it, wear it, and feel adorably (fashion-forward) girl next... [More]


Personal Shopper: A jaw-dropping dress for K's sorority formal

K. wrote, "Hello Outblush! I was wondering if you could offer your expertise and help me find a dress for my sorority's formal! I'm taking my boyfriend, who I've been with since high school, and we never went to dances, let alone formals, together in high school because he's not... [More]

Lambskin Ruffle Jacket

Lambskin Ruffle Jacket

Edgy girl plays with girl next door! The Lambskin Ruffle Jacket ($298) is edgy yet sweet thanks to the pretty ruffles. Leather has made a big comeback this season and this polished piece is the perfect way to rock the trend.... [More]

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Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition

Old school gamer girls and boys, rejoice. The savior of all-too-real first person shooters has come. We're talking about the Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition ($30) for the Wii. Yes, we realize you can download all the original Mario games pretty easily, but those bootleg copies don't have a Super... [More]


Camera Photo Album

With digital cameras being the norm, we know it's not likely that a lot of you have tangible photo albums, but we suggest you get a few of those best digital snaps printed up and stick 'em in this Camera Photo Album ($12). Whether you leave it around your apartment... [More]


Robert Clergerie Bejart Wedges

Outblush Operative Natasha writes: We all love wedges...they are easier on our feet than heels, yet still give you that lift in height & confidence. So when I spotted these Robert Clergerie Bejart Wedges ($795) online, I had to pinch myself and make sure I wasn't dreaming. The gorgeous taupe... [More]


Black Goldfish Tights

We know, we know. We'll never be Ariel of The Little Mermaid which has been one of our secret wishes since we were, oh, seven. But we can look fabulous in the Black Goldfish Tights ($47) by Gal Stern. The golden scales give off a whimsical vibe without being overly... [More]


Caudalie Lip Conditioner

Dry, cracked lips are a hazard of winter, pure and simple. Our luscious lips are exposed to the elements every time we walk out the front door and we have to work to keep them soft, supple and healthy looking. Don't worry if your lips are already showing the signs... [More]

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Keep Calm and Watch Conan Poster

Gahhhh, yes, we've featured the ever-popular Keep Calm and Carry On mantra franchise before, but some of us aren't wired for inspirational blather. We are so TOTALLY STOKED that Conan is back. So yeah, we're buying the Keep Calm and Watch Conan Poster ($0.01) right now. Personal Editor's note: For... [More]


Personal Shopper: A white wool winter coat with a hood and 'defining features' for Allison in SoCal

Allison writes, "Hi! I'm looking for a nice white wool coat for Southern California winters (yes, it gets cold here). It must have a hood and preferably, some kind of a waist element: shaping or a belt. Hip to 3/4 length preferred. Thanks! Allison" Here you go, Allison - a... [More]


EyeClops Night Vision Infared Stealth Binoculars

You'll instantly attain Golden Girl status when he opens a set of EyeClops Night Vision Infared Stealth Binoculars ($60) come Christmas morning. Looking like something Darth Vader would make standard issue for his Storm Troopers, these bad boys allow the user to see up to 50 feet away in the... [More]

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Culture Club: Golden Apple Candle

Ooo festive. The Golden Apple Candle ($113/gold, $85/other colors) by DL & Co could last us through the holidays and beyond - that is, if you're in the market for super fancy and high end. For MUCH cheaper stress release with the same imagery, we'd go for the Golden Apple... [More]


Entwined Teardrop Indie Earrings

The simple elegance of the Entwined Teardrop Indie Earrings ($29) marks them as a perfect pair to wear with holiday outfits. At two inches long, they'll be big enough to spot, but not big enough to distract from your gorgeous self in all your festive glory. Plus, they're made of... [More]


BR Monogram Side Ruffle Tee

Look ravishing in ruffles with the BR Monogram Side Ruffle Tee ($80). In New Vintage Green and Black, this silk tee will look lovely tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt for work, or hung loose over skinny jeans for happy hour. We're voting for happy hour, but begrudgingly admit that... [More]


Winter Rose Strapless Dress

How much fun is it to shop for the perfect holiday party dress? No, really....we'll give you a moment to answer. Yes! Us too! We love looking for dresses. The Winter Rose Strapless Dress ($228) struck our fancy because it's just so elegant. The asymmetrical drape of the fabric accentuates... [More]


NYC Body Sculpting Workout

Not sure if you've heard about this workout DVD, but we wanted to let you know about it. The NYC Body Sculpting Workout ($18) has been ranked by exercise experts as a top pick for a solid in-home workout routine. We like the fact that the routine moves from upper-body... [More]


Special Guest Post by An Apple A Day: Itaru Yonenaga T-Shirts

Everybody, give a warm Outblush welcome to Jillian Gile from the health & health care blog, An Apple A Day! Whether it's the latest natural remedy or news on health care industry jobs, you'll find it there. Never be ashamed of wearing a boring old t-shirt again! These fanciful designs,... [More]


Lelo Sensua Suede Whip

Having a high quality whip in our arsenal is important to us. The red hot Lelo Sensua Suede Whip ($44) is as fashionable as it is sexy, and silky soft to boot. For chicks who don't wanna go all out leather, here's a softer side to S&M.... [More]


Absinthe Cocktails, Glass & Spoon

Got a vintage spirits enthusiast on your to-gift list? They'll be invoking the Green Fairy when you give them the Absinthe Cocktails Book, Glass or Spoon ($12-20) - and since they're all so reasonably priced, why not get all three and put them in a green gift bag? To enjoy... [More]


Kiss Me Goodnight Pillow

Hey, let's talk about the bride (zillas) we know who find it perfectly appropriate to let their friends and family throw them bridal shower after bridal shower. Now, if you're lucky enough to be in that wedding party, you can easily run out of gift ideas for the wifey-to-be. We... [More]


1-Minute Ritual To Radiant Skin

Kinda nuts about Wendy Culpepper's Om Aroma & Co. 1-Minute Ritual To Radiant Skin. The idea that we can purify, hydrate and repair in under a minute appeals to our abbreviated attention span (which is a nice way of admitting that some of us have the attention span of a... [More]


Special Guest Post by Uncooked: Hilarious Holiday Card Sale + Outblush exclusive coupon

Hey hey hey, Outblushers! Just in time for holiday cards, we've got another fabulous guest post by our amigos, Nat and Armand, of Uncooked Land! It's the holidays and you know what that means... Santa's coming, you're about to gain 10 pounds of unwanted thigh weight and you have to... [More]


Personal Shopper: A freakin' fabulous size 18 dress for Darcy to wear to her best friend's wedding

Darcy wrote, "Hey Outblush! I know that you get boatloads of personal shopper requests regarding weddings, so I'm sorry to say I'm adding one more to the pile. I'm going to a wedding Memorial Day weekend '11, and I need a fabulous dress to wear to one of my long... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: 2 Days Left

The day of days is approaching. The anticipation is palpable. The shrine ode to Harry is growing. You need a proper place for your spell books, apothecaries, wand, elixirs, supplies and such. May we suggest the lovely John-Richard Gothic-Style Console ($1669). Handcrafted of acacia wood and painted with a mahogany... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Patent Leather Peep-Toes

Having a great-looking pair of black peep-toe heels in your closet is almost as much of a necessity as having a go-to LBD. They instantly add sex appeal, lengthen your legs, and show off a peek of your fabulous pedicure. The 1) Christian Louboutin Mater Claude ($695) pumps are certainly... [More]

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For the Grater Good

Some of us aren’t looking forward to family drama togetherness and endless food prep this coming holiday, but hopefully For the Grater Good ($15) will make our struggles in the kitchen a little more fun. Who knew a hedgehog shaped grater would be so adorable? Look out cheese block, you’re... [More]


Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper

Oh, the joys of a shiny face. If you think about it, a shiny face is sign of plenty of oil in the skin and that can be a good thing - the more oil in your skin, the longer it's likely to look youthful. There are moments, though, when... [More]


Tasty Salted Pig Parts T-Shirt

The "Tasty Salted Pig Parts" T-Shirt ($25) screams "holiday gift givin'" for the men in our lives. From Boccalone, purveyors of the most delicious Salumi, this delightful tee features the finest motto in all the land. Dear Boccalone, please make these in lady form - we don't want to be... [More]


Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

Like us, are you always on the lookout for pretty, everyday earrings that are just ever so different from the norm? The Indonesian design of these Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings ($33) make them elegant, while the silver styling makes them a classic. Hey, elegant and classic - just like someone... [More]


Swifty Slippers

Brrr. Our toes have been begging us for a few weeks now to do something about the cold floors. Since we're not ready to invest in putting down new, plush carpets (oh how we can dream!), we'll settle for a good pair of slippers. One of our favorites are the... [More]


Beauty Secrets Nail Polish Thinner

Ugh! How much do you hate it when you're in the middle of painting your nails and realize that your polish is too dry to do the job properly? If you're like us, you might try dribbling a little nail polish remover into the bottle and hoping for the best.... [More]


Go From Work To Play With Curves

Outblush Operative Natasha writes: If you're a working girl like me, you know that sometimes there is not enough time to go home and change before heading out for a night on the town with friends. And who wants to look like they "just came from work" anyway? Throw these... [More]


The Official Tooth Fairy Kit

For such a magical occasion, there's not much pomp and circumstance to leaving a tooth for the Tooth Fairy. Leave a tiny tooth nub under your pillow, wake up to money. It's cool, but it'll feel so much more special with The Official Tooth Fairy Kit ($16). Fill out the... [More]


ODesign Hello Speech Bubble Porcelain Brooch

Have we ever mentioned how much we love Etsy? Only like a million times, right? But we'll say it again and again thanks to ahh-mazing shops like and ODesign. This crafty lady from Melbourne makes hand-crafted ceramics and jewelry, like the Hello Speech Bubble Porcelain Brooch ($27). The simple and... [More]

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Culture Club: Venus Apron

We didn't think us making dinner could get sexier, but showing a little skin never hurts. The Venus Apron ($29) gives us nakedness without nudity and adds fine art sophistication (an essential, in our minds). Hubba hubba, love goddess, you inspire us to be all we can be. We'd be... [More]

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Bendie Glass Drinking Straw

Honestly, the Bendie Glass Drinking Straw ($9) sounds kind of dangerous. We wouldn't trust ourselves to not bite down on it when we've had a few, but for a soda or iced tea it sounds wonderfully refreshing. Serve a classy cafe style lunch with these slightly bent straws, and friends... [More]


Bronzer Brush-on Beads

Okay, bronzer is tricky business. Properly applied, it can add a healthy looking glow to our skin. A heavy hand just makes us look like we're running off to join the big top. These Bronzer Brush-On Beads ($21), containing different shades of pearl-pigmented beads, are a terrific way to master... [More]



I am Ironman ($152)! Has he lost his mind Can he see or is he blind? Can he walk at all, Or if he moves will he fall Is he live or dead? Has he thoughts within his head? We'll just pass him there Why should we even care? 'Cause... [More]


Cap Sleeve Eyelet Dress

This shimmery, sexy, nude and black Cap Sleeve Eyelet Dress ($118) by Studio M should make an appearance at all of your Holiday parties this year. It's dressy enough to need minimal accessories. Just pair with your favorite heels, some tights, and call yourself fabulously seasonal!... [More]


Custom Monogrammed French Duvet and Shams

Seriously, is it just us or is this Custom Monogrammed French Duvet Cover ($170) a real beauty? We like the idea that it individualizes whatever space you currently occupy and that it's classic enough to keep around, even as fads change.... [More]

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit

The Tickle Monster Laughter Kit ($35) will have kids rolling and their parents on the floor! This hysterical book also comes with a pair of soft blue tickle mitts for your entertainment. It's a fun way to make a story time interactive.... [More]


Makeout With Me Mistletoe

It's never too early to start scheming and planning for the Holiday season. Specifically when it comes to getting that crush to finally take a hint and kiss you already. Thankfully, you can dangle that hint right over his head while wearing the Makeout with Me Mistletoe Headband ($8). Really,... [More]


Esteee Lauder Re-Nutriv Eye Cream

We tested this one in the lab, ladies. One of our Outblush staffers (who shall remain nameless) tends to complain about dark circles under her eyes and the early appearance of fine lines. She complains a lot; whines, bellyaches, gripes, drones get the picture. So, we set her up... [More]


Lapel Eats Collar Coat

Our heart's skipped a beat for the Lapel Eats Collar Coat ($486) by Henrik Vibskov, peculiar name and all. This 70% alpaca/30% wool blend channels a bygone era of glamor. A seductive combination of sassy smoking jacket and updated fur coat, it's a homerun. Luxe at it's finest.... [More]


Petite Pumpkin Casserole

Gals that are serious about their holiday themes will love the stoneware Petite Pumpkin Casserole ($30) by Le Creuset. This lil' guy is less than 5" across, which makes us think of the lonely prospect of making a green bean casserole for one. A better thought: get two, and have... [More]


Triple Alligator Diamond Stacking Rings

If you look at these Stacked Rings ($1,197) from just the right angle, you might imagine that they were worked by an ancient goldsmith. Imagine the romance of a gladiator, coated in his own sweat and manliness, commissioning the creation of these rings for his lovely lady.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Stylish winter boots for Sharla

Sharla O. wrote, "Hi there! I think you guys do such a great job with this blog! I love the new personal shopper posts. I have a request of my own. I am currently pregnant and I have 2 young children. I desperately need some winter shoes or boots that... [More]


The Redhead Bacon Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle = tooth-crackingly good. Bacon = hip-wideningly great. Peanut brittle + bacon = OMGWTFBBQ!!!1eleven!! The Redhead Bacon Peanut Brittles ($17-22) take two delicious concepts and turn them into the best candy-slash-beer nut we've ever tasted. They're spicy, sweet, salty, crunchy, and make a great stocking stuffer for couch potatoes... [More]

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Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff Bracelet

The Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff Bracelet ($450) sure doesn't seem like it's from the Happiest Place on Earth, but it's straight from Noir for Walt Disney Signature's limited edition jewelry line. You know us, the weirder the better; hell yes, we wanna celebrate Fantasia's 50th Anniversary with some gold... [More]


Looking At Her Face Taupe Beanie

So, errr...does anyone know the way to a shopaholics meeting that specializes in hats? Because we seriously keep snatching up every one we see. Each time, it's like we fall in love all over again, as was the case with the Looking At Her Face Taupe Beanie ($38) by the... [More]


Burnout Metallic Turtleneck

Look holiday lovely in the Burnout Metallic Turtleneck ($20). Though turtlenecks usually make us narrow our eyes in suspicion (those things can really choke sometimes!), we like that this one sits low on our neckline. Breathing is always a plus when dressing to impress!... [More]

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Avoca Button Teapot

We're tickled by the six cup Avoca Button Teapot ($52). Large enough to handle a full blown tea party, and pretty enough to show off, ya can't really go wrong with this one. A nice mix of tradition and whimsy, we see something special here.... [More]


Lola Solid Perfume Bracelet

Take a look at Marc Jacobs' Lola Solid Perfume Bracelet ($42). It's cute, right? But open its flowered top and you'll find a solid expanse of a highly feminine perfume that combines fruits, flowers and yummy vanilla. How much do you love the idea of having a little fragrance on... [More]


Trench Like Peacoat

Trench coat season is just too dang short. We get to wear our pretty belted coats only a few times before the weather turns cold. Which means it's time to invest in the Trench Like Peacoat ($128) from The Limited. It's wool, so it'll keep you toasty warm, but it's... [More]


Little Bird Earrings

Something about little birds just makes us happy, and it's not just because we're Twitter fanatics. Having these cheery Little Bird Earrings ($39) dangling from our lobes makes our day a little sweeter.... [More]


Palladio Dual Wet and Dry Foundation

Palladio Dual Wet and Dry Foundation ($9) is great for those of us with skin that absorbs our makeup by midday. If you're one of us (and you know who you are) you might appreciate knowing that this foundation babies our skin and helps minimize fine lines (not that any... [More]


Doubtblush: Urban Horse Boot

Outblush reader Scott emailed us, saying, I saw this unique piece on Etsy and thought of Outblush. My wife loves your site." Dear Scott, We hope you're joking on this one. Based on our internet research on you, we came to the following conclusions: 1. You are too cute to... [More]


Special Guest Post by Natasha at Glo: Fight Less, Love More

Today's guest post is brought to you by dating, sex and relationships enthusiast (read: obsessive ponderer) Natasha Burton, the Relationships Editor at Glo, a lifestyle e-magazine for women. She'll be bringing you her picks of the best products, accessories and books for your love life, or lack thereof. The last... [More]


Personal Shopper: A show-stopping dress for Cary's 40th birthday on New Year's Eve

Cary wrote, "I am hoping for your help. I need a spectacular gown for the big 40 on NYE... I want something glamorous, yet elegant... White, silver, platinum ... all great. Price not important, most important how it makes me feel. I'm very curvy so strapless is not an option.... [More]


Fall Icon Cakelet Pan

If you're not in charge of cooking the entirety of Thanksgiving dinner, we suggest you take a look at this adorable Fall Icon Cakelet Pan ($36). If, however, you have anything else to do for *the meal*, step away from the pan and set aside your delusional fantasies that you'll... [More]

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Bark'n Boots™ Polar Trex™

Ice cold feet are never fun, and our pets' paws have gotta suffer in snowy sludge. Relieve the pain, or at least the guilt with Bark'n Boots™ Polar Trex™ ($90). These specially engineered boots give our buddy warmth and traction on snow and ice. Silly outfits are one thing, but... [More]


Perfect Exotic Metallic Pump

Lest you fear we've gone Vegas on you, consider for a moment how stunning these Perfect Exotic Metallic Pump ($198) would look with a simple, but stunning holiday dress. The softly rounded toes make them distinctly 2010 and highly feminine. Think of them as jewelry for your feet. We know... [More]


Lucky 7 Necklace

Wear a little good luck around your neck with the Lucky 7 Necklace ($85/silver, $90/gold). With seven slim rings suspended on a diamond sparkle chain, this piece could be worn alone, or layered with other chains. However you choose to wear it, know that lady luck will be on your... [More]


Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo

Is it weird to want to sniff your own hair? Gotta tell ya, Aveda's Rosemary Mint Shampoo ($19) will make you want to do just that. As a bonus, the very smell of this moisturizing cleanser will bring a smile to your face as you wash the cobwebs away in... [More]


Leonara Plaid Dress

Plaid, one of Fall's favorite trends, makes a flirty appearance with the Leonara Plaid Dress ($208, on sale) by Nanette Lepore. We think you'll be pretty in pink in this little number thanks to the cap sleeves, banded waist, and pleated slash pockets. Maybe you'll even turn the head of... [More]


notNeutral Season Metal Lantern

Get A-list lighting in a snap with the exotic notNeutral Season Metal Lantern ($50). A pinhole punched pattern casts jungle plants in every direction for instant atmosphere. Keep it indoors to make an intimate space romantic, or take it outside for a party. Best of all, a removable candle armature... [More]


Chalkboard Jam Pot

Little patches of chalkboard are always fun, but we get really giddy when we find containers with chalkboard labels. You guys, we can put anything in this Chalkboard Jam Pot ($18) and doodle a little chalk label on it. Easy, stylish, and crafty without being crazy-making. Perf!... [More]


Tartan-Topped Elastic

Sleek ponytails are in, and what better way to hold your hair back than with the Tartan-Topped Elastic ($15)? Nothing says lovely quite like a little plaid bow.... [More]

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Senor Skully Wallet

If ya missed out on Día de los Muertos this year, celebrate late with the Senor Skully Wallet ($40). The vibrant hand embroidered sugar skull, roses and spider webs on resourced leather is fabulous. Oh yeah, Skully's mustache is a key factor in our love, obvi.... [More]


Personalized Crystal Wine Cradle

Sweet, right? We almost feel as though talking too much about this Personalized Crystal Wine Cradle ($70) will detract from its simple beauty. Our first thought upon finding this little gem was that it would make a great gift. Fortunately, good sense took over and we decided that it would... [More]


Personal Shopper: Comfy all-day heels for Ashley

Ashley S. wrote, "Hi! I have a really hard time finding adorable heeled shoes that don't end up killing by halfway through the day. I love color, am a size 8.5/9 and am looking for really cute, comfortable lower-heeled shoes that aren't old-fashioned looking. Help! ~ Ashley" Speaking from experience,... [More]


Lancôme Les Gris L'Wren Palette

American fashion design legend, L'Wren Scott, has begun a partnership with Lancôme, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Just as with her carefully tailored, ruthlessly edited runway collections that are current and timeless all at once, her makeup palettes promise to be wearable anytime, anywhere. We're swooning with... [More]


Sweet Treat Birdies Growth Chart

Sometimes a mark on the door frame just doesn't cut it. Preserve memories of your growing girl with the Sweet Treat Birdies Growth Chart ($54) by Oopsy Daisy. The stretch canvas growth chart comes personalized with the child's name, making it perfect for a girl's closet door or bedroom wall.... [More]

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Mango VLD Boubou Sweater

Granted, it's pretty tough to pull off pumpkin orange, but the Mango VLD Boubou Sweater ($60) is too put together to pass up. No need to search our closet piles for an accent scarf when there's a nice, neat little tie in the neck line. Anything to make getting dressed... [More]


Golden Girls: 25th Anniversary Complete Collection

We could never thank Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia enough for being our friends, but we could certainly show our support by picking up the Golden Girls: 25th Anniversary Complete Collection ($120). In the shape of Sophia's handbag, this complete DVD collection also comes with a deck of playing cards... [More]


Tyro Black Suede Booties

Oh trends. They go in and out more often than a puppy with a small bladder. For example, the moment we bought a few pairs of pointy-toe heeled shoes, the trend was over, and replaced with a rounded toe. Good news is, the pointy toe is already back! Update the... [More]


Get Awesome

Instead of asking your dude politely to do the dishes, trick him by telling him to skip the gym Get Awesome ($11) in the kitchen. A super kick-ass kitchen accessory, it'll get your hands and your dishes nice and dry. Hand screen printed in turquoise and orange on an absorbent... [More]

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Uslu Inn Nail Polish

We could go on a movie date for the price of the Uslu Inn Nail Polish ($25), but it's super cool, we swear. Uslu's known for their quick-dry, long lasting formula, and this special collaboration with Bernhard Willhelm carries a heavyweight fashion punch. Designer name and all, we like the... [More]


Stocking Up on Necessities

You're no average girl. You've been Holiday shopping for weeks (months?) now. You're prepared, you're thoughtful, and you're super psyched for the Holidays! We are too...psyched, that is. Which is why we're sharing the Stocking Up on Necessities Stocking ($30) with you. Gone are the days of hanging chintzy crushed... [More]


Tailored Power Shoulder Velvet Blazer

Feel fabulous in the Tailored Power Shoulder Velvet Blazer ($121) by ASOS.The fitted waist and exaggerated shoulders will accentuate your figure (and by "accentuate your figure", we mean make you look a few inches thinner!). Pair this navy velvet blazer with a long blouse and leggings, or your favorite Holiday... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Bacon Gift Wrap

We're pretty sure every man on the planet has a not-so-secret love affair with bacon. (We're pretty partial to it ourselves.) So this Holiday season, wrap your man's most manly gift--a box of Omaha Steaks, perhaps?--with Bacon Gift Wrap ($4). Mmm, yummy! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way... [More]


Personal Shopper: A corporate holiday cocktail dress for Gwen

Gwen wrote, "Hi Outblush! I need to go to a large corporate holiday party and have no idea what to wear. The invitation says "Holiday Cocktail Party/Suit and Tie." Also, it would be fantastic if the dress had pockets so I don't have to carry around a clutch all night.... [More]


Kiki de Montparnasse Hand Cuffs

Nothing says lovin' like a 24kt gold hand cuffs... Or at least luxe kinky sex. Kiki de Montparnasse Hand Cuffs ($350).... [More]


Culture Club: Madewell Gatsby Necklace

Channel the grace, romance, and certainly the fashion of the Roaring Twenties with the Gatsby Necklace ($39, on sale) by Madewell. As easily paired with deeply feminine dresses as it is with boxy military blazers, this is one beautifully versatile necklace. A direct reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous 1925... [More]


La Prairie Microdermabrasion Cream

As much as we all love our esthetician (and we really, really do), we like the idea of being able to give ourselves a professional-style exfoliating treatment at home. Sure, La Prairie Microdermabrasion Cream ($225) is kinda spendy, but the micronized diamonds, fresh water pearls and quartz crystal blend will... [More]


Everyone We Know Dress

Ooh, how lovely is the Everyone We Know Dress ($69, on sale) by Free People? Though it's sleeveless, the print is perfect for cold weather. We suggest layering the dress with leggings (it's a tad on the short side!), boots, a baggy cardi, and long necklace. Add mittens and a... [More]


N.E.R.D. - Nothing

Nobody does hip/hop, rock, Indie fusion like Pharrell, Chad and Shay; so it's with great delight that we put N.E.R.D. - Nothing ($5) on heavy rotation. "Party People" with T.I., "Hot-n-Fun" with Nelly Furtado and "Hypnotize U" are our instant favorites. Catchy, bouncy and funky, this album is fresh and... [More]



Wait, what? Our kitties can finally sink their sharp little fangs into a cheeseburger? You got it! GEEKitty sells, well, geeky toys for geeky cats (and geeky owners, of course!). You can choose from a number of plush, catnip filled toys including a Rubix cube, a Nintendo controller, and an... [More]


Jimmy Choo Glenys Cage Platform Sandals

These prd_id=845524446243613">Jimmy Choo Glenys Cage Platform Sandals ($995) make us palpitate a little; like a really hot book or a kiss right behind the ear. The zipper is just sassy enough to tell the world that right below the surface we're kinda wild. Jimmy Choo doesn't just make shoes.... [More]


Libby Houndstooth Hat

Houndstooth is hot and winter is the perfect time to accessories with the bold pattern. We're partial to the Libby Houndstooth Hat ($38) in black and chocolate, by Jeanne Simmons. It's wool with a fleece lining for the ultimate in warmth, and the bow gives it just a touch of... [More]


Magnetic Measuring Spoons

We can be a tad absent minded at times. Come on, how can any one person be expected to know where their keys, phone, date book, computer and houses are... let alone our kitchen tools? The Magnetic Measuring Spoons ($4) can hang out on your refrigerator or stove, but always... [More]


The Smart Baker: 20% off exclusive coupon

We've told you about the genius that is The Smart Baker's Kitchen Conversion Apron before, but now they've added more products to their line, like conversion towels and dessert towers! Best part? To help y'all out with holiday shopping, The Smart Baker has gifted you with an Outblush exclusive coupon,... [More]


Smashbox O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss

We wish we could all be in the same room while applying the Smashbox O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss ($22). It goes on clear, but reacts to our individual skin chemistry and transforms our lips into an individualized shade of pink. How much fun would it be to see all the... [More]


Do More With Less This Holiday Season: Windows Phone 7 GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered! Ah, the holidays... Cheer! Merriment! Sugar cookies with peppermint sprinkles! Stress! Parties to buy expensive dresses for that you'll never wear again! Buying gazillions of gifts people will never, ever use or really appreciate! Pant, pant, pant... Okay, we're done... [More]


Personal Shopper: Cute Going Out Top for Kat

Kat wrote, "I absolutely love your site and wondered if you could help me find a cute top for going out in the evenings. I've just moved to NYC for grad school, and am looking for something cute to wear with my skinny jeans when I go out. I like... [More]

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Culture Club: Berlin Red Lipstick

The gold bullet-shaped case and black satin lined box of the limited edition Berlin Red Lipstick ($30) makes us ooze fierceness. This Neue Gallerie exclusive was created in collaboration with Estée Lauder, so you know it's legit. Daring and deep, this rouge transports us from our everyday to the cabaret.... [More]


Sequin Bow Sara Top

Sassy and classy, the Sequin Bow Sara Top ($40) definitely deserves a spot in your closet. We really can't get enough of bows this season, and when you add a little glitz to them, they practically demand to be purchased, asap! We can see you looking ravishing in this top,... [More]


Giant Gummi Bear on a Stick

Okay. Do you think we'd get sick if we tried to eat this entire Giant Gummi Bear on a Stick ($12) all by ourselves? We thought so too, but are still deranged enough to want to give it a go. It's 88 times larger than a regular gummi bear, but... [More]


Crushed Cabernet Scrub

We are so very fond of Caudalie Vinotherapie Crushed Cabernet Scrub ($35) for good reason: it helps us fight cellulite. Crush grape seeds, brown sugar and Gironde honey are blended with six essential oils that massage the skin and help smooth out those unsightly little ripples that we all seem... [More]

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Maple Leaf Earrings

Dunno about y'all, but Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. All that food, and so little time ... yum. The Maple Leaf Earrings ($4) let us wear our stomach on our sleeve. Fun for Fall, cute all the friggin' time, especially for a patriotic Canadian.... [More]


Lace-Trim Tunic

We love the effortlessly chic look of the Lace-Trim Tunic ($298) by BCBGMAXAZRIA. With lace trim at the neck and hem, and lace panels throughout the bodice, the tunic automatically turns you into a sexy and stylish vixen. The sash around the waist slims you down, too. You can't argue... [More]


I Can't Find My Phone

Forget flying cars, the future is here. If you have misplaced your phone and don't have anyone around to call it for you to aid in its location, simply go to I Can't Find My Phone (Free), enter your number, and moments later you'll get a call. There are no... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: 4 Days Left

No self-respecting witch or wizard would dare take on the Dark Lord without a proper wand for the task; the Glow Glass Hollow Wand ($225) will fit the bill nicely. This delicate oak wand has a hollowed handle filled with a multi-colored hand blown, glass rod. Unless Hermione is around... [More]


Santa Suit Drink Cozy

Get in the holiday spirit a) by raising a glass bottle (or two, or three or more...) with loved ones and b) by raising those bottles in the Santa Suit Drink Cozy ($8). No one can call you a scrooge while you're tossing back a few beers set in this... [More]


Personal Shopper: Sexy-but-warm outfits for Mandy's romantic getaway

Mandy writes, "Hi... I love your website, and look forward to my daily emails. I was hoping that you could help me. I have a romantic getaway weekend planned for mid November in Wisconsin (cold), and I want a couple sexy outfits to wear. I am having a hard time... [More]


Beer Stein Girl

We can think of no better way to say "Cheers," then by sending the Beer Stein Girl ($3) to brighten someone's day. Well, a six-pack of really good beer wouldn't hurt either.... [More]


Z. Cavaricci Couture Black Hammered Satin Jacket

Outblush Operative Clare writes: The problem with work clothes is that they tend to look like, well, work clothes. And as much as we understand the need to look professional, sometimes a girl just wants to wear something fitted, black and a little bit sexy. This Z. Cavaricci Couture Black... [More]

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Travel Spice Kit

Going somewhere, but not sure if you can stomach the cuisine? Pack the Travel Spice Kit ($15), and carry your favorite global flavors wherever you go. A must if you're headed to England (no offense, Brits, but our palates just don't agree).... [More]


Brazil Nut Moisture Mask

Now, we're not saying that your hair is anything but stunning, but if you sometimes worry that it's too dry (say, like tumbleweed) you might want to take a look at the Body Shop's Brazil Nut Moisture Mask ($13). Maybe it's the fact that it's lunch time, but the Brazil... [More]


Sharlin Peep-Toe Bootie

No need to thank us too profusely, but we did just find you the perfect Holiday shoe! The Sharlin Peep-Toe Bootie ($62, on sale) is the ultimate in ahh-mazing footwear. In three colors (taupe, black, and bordeaux), this bootie boasts of soft suede material, a 2.5 inch heel (adding height... [More]


Kids Luggage Tag Set

How great are these Personalized Tags ($16) for the kid (or kids) in your life? They're a great way to help him tell his backpack apart from every other Avatar backpack in his class. They're also perfect for his soccer bag and luggage (if you happen to know a globe-trotting... [More]


Blah Blah Throw

You've got us with this one; the Blah Blah Throw ($272) is more than a little pricey, but we pay more for anything by darling designer by Donna Wilson. Come on, it's pretty hysterical. We'll have to snuggle up with this funny blanket in our dreams. Our paycheck can't cut... [More]


Senna Cosmetics: Virtual Vintage 2010 Holiday Collection

Love an old Hollywood makeup look? Dramatic, smoky eyes and smoldering rose lips, with a hint of glitz and glam? Then you'll want to snap up all the shades in the limited edition Senna Cosmetics Virtual Vintage 2010 Holiday Collection (from $17). The four eye shadows can be used to... [More]


Sloan Fit Velvet Flared Pant

We've seen a multitude of velvet blazers and dresses, but we're really digging the Sloan Fit Velvet Flared Pant ($110). You can dress them up for work and Holiday parties with a great pair of heels, no problem! The low-rise, flared leg fit is classic and flattering. Plus, it's nice... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Max and Cleo 'Boom Into My Heart' knockoff frock for Janel

Janel M. wrote, "So I'm going to a wedding in December and I'm looking for a dress that is similar to the one you posted a while back. This one is sold out, but I'm in love with the style/color...can you help me with finding something similar? Here's the link... [More]

Mustache and Giant Tongue Pet Toy

Mustache and Giant Tongue Pet Toy

Here we go....mustaches! The Mustache and Giant Tongue Pet Toy ($10) is perfect for our pooches because ya know...we like our mustaches! These toys are made from non-toxic, solid natural rubber and a ball is attached to the enormous red tongue or villainous handlebar mustache. Toss the ball out and... [More]


You Tell Us: The World's Most Elegant Holiday Turnip

Now and again, doing this job, we get blindsided by some truly strange product blurbs, like this one: "Kick holiday decor up a notch with the world's most elegant holiday turnip." And then you look at the picture only to find out that, in fact, it is exactly what it... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Wall-Mounted Candleholders

Wall-Mounted Candleholders ($2) are a fantastic and inexpensive way to bring glittering points of light to your room. These handmade beaker glass cylinders house tealights and have an opening on the back for easy wall-mounting. At 2 bucks a pop, we expect to see pictures of entire walls covered in... [More]


Sequin & Lace Metallic Mini Skirt

Sequined skirts are all over this season, so we know we're going to need one for our Holiday party attire. One of our top choices is the Sequin & Lace Metallic Mini Skirt ($40) from Express. It effortlessly combines shimmer, sequins, and lace into one sexy skirt. Maybe we'll be... [More]


Wax Carved Oval Ring with Pink Rose Glass Stone

We don't know about you, but lately we've been coveting any and all vintage-inspired jewelry, so when we came across the Wax Carved Oval Ring with Pink Rose Glass Stone ($56) by Allison Daniel it immediately went on our wish list. The antique gold finish gives it a look that... [More]


Moon Beam by Benefit

Add a healthy shimmer to your complexion with Moon Beam ($24) by Benefit. An iridescent complexion enhancer, Moon Beam is a golden apricot colored liquid designed to be applied to your cheeks, brow, or wherever you feel needs a little warm boost of color. Use it as an all-over primer... [More]


Infantine Jumbo Wheel Playspace

Doubling as a "Tummy Time" blanket and infant play mat, this adorable Infantino Jumbo Wheel Playspace ($30) is a godsend for parents in small apartments. Including over 20 different play features with a variety of sounds, games, colorful patterns and textures to engage baby's senses, it folds up for compact... [More]

St. John Collection Lace Santana Knit Top

St. John Collection Lace Santana Knit Top

Lace, tulle, sequins, heart applique and more! The St. John Collection Lace Santana Knit Top ($595) truly has all the bells and whistles. It's rather pricey, but we're still lovin' it....and we'll try to find a knock-off in our price range for the holiday season.... [More]


Maybelline's Mineral Power Liquid Concealer

Why are concealers important, you ask? (Even if you didn't stay awake last night wondering, play along with us). Well, concealers get us over those rough patches when our skin doesn't look perfect, they add light to areas of our faces that need light and give us a tiny bit... [More]


Ménage à trois: Adrianna Papell Petal Collar Jacket

This gorgeous jacket, with its curve-enhancing waistline and flattering ruffle detail, was not on Outblush. But when I, Outblush operative Rachel H., saw it I immediately wanted to Menage it all over the place. Making its debut on Outblush: Adrianna Papell Petal Collar Jacket($158, in three solid colors and one... [More]


Coz-E Electric Blanket

It's about time someone came up with an electric blanket Snuggie! The only way the Coz-E Electric Blanket ($68) could be better is if it somehow came with a built-in reading light, cupholder, and a pre-highlighted copy of The Snuggie Sutra.... [More]


Air Manila Leather Laptop Sleeve

While you patiently await Santa and the delivery of your new MacBook Air, you can certainly get to the good part - accessorizing. We recommend you start with the Air Manila Leather Laptop Sleeve ($50), the perfect way to keep your new bundle of joy safe and sound. Made of... [More]


Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing Set

Dear Clarisonic, We would like to thank you for this amazing product and to tell you why it tickled our fancy so. We really like how your Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing Set ($149) comes in all those fabulous pastel colors. We know the does not the instrument make, but still....We'd... [More]


Personal Shopper: Mikyla's mystery boots

Mikyla wrote, "Dear Outblush Team, This goes without saying but I LOVE your website! So I turn to you for help. I found this amazing pair of shoes in the November issue of InStyle magazine on page 26. Of course this is a Crate & Barrel advertisement and not for... [More]


Fledgling Wine

Twitter - is there no part of our lives it can't permeate? Nope - and now they can add Wine Makers to their list of accolades. Rest assured this is no ordinary endeavor; Fledgling Wine ($25) is part yummy grapes and part donation to a very worthy cause. For each... [More]


Kreme Spiro Pillow

We're mesmerized by the screen print on the Kreme Spiro Pillow ($58). A studded zipper pull gives this cool cotton a little edge, and you know we like anything with grrrr factor. Suddenly, this contemporary home accessory just became an essential for our pad.... [More]


Modern Rhinestone Headband

Okay, we confess, we found this Modern Rhinestone Headband ($115) at a bridal shop, but you don't have to get hitched to wear it. It's really quite a remarkable piece. Just look at the linked detailing. We can see it flattering pretty much anyone. The number of Hair-Related Items on... [More]


Sales & Steals: 11/12/10

Happy Friday, Outblushers! Holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and we'll start posting gift ideas next week, but for now, why not do a little shopping for yourself? Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals below, courtesy of our deal-erious friends at The Bargainist, and have a great weekend! 1. Alloy... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: 7 Days Left

Please assure us that we're not the only ones counting down the days until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 hits the big screen (November 19th!). Though we're not really the type to dress up and go to midnight showings, we don't mind slipping on Fleur's Snitch Necklace... [More]


Personal Shopper: A rust or burnt orange dress for Cole

Cole wrote, "Hi, I am looking for a rust colored/ burnt orange dress and have looked everywhere. I a huge fan of your sight, and would love any help in the search." 1. Elie Tahari Lori Dress ($166) 2. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Beaded Shift Dress ($425) 3. Odille... [More]


Cake Pops by Bakerella

Move over Martha Stewart! There's a new generation of amazing crafttacular, do-it-yourself, baking sensations out there. At the top of the list is Bakerella, one of our favorite food bloggers. Her new book, Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats ($12) will have you... [More]


You Tell Us: Pink Leather Personalized Koozie

The Pink Leather Personalized Koozie ($20) is designed to keep your favorite canned bev cold and keep your hands insulated, while monogramming lets the world know - it's yours! The pink leather finish and silver-steel trim are quite cute, but on a koozie? We're on the fence gals, so you... [More]


Staring at Stars Lace Inset Cami

Imagine this sexy Staring At Stars Lace Camisole ($54) under a smartly-tailored jacket at a holiday party or special night out. The sheer femininity of it will cause a hush to come over any room you walk into. Seriously. We're not kidding about that. You'll stop traffic.... [More]


Bi Mat Cay Balms

Made in France from traditional Vietnamese ingredients and recipes, Bi Mât Cây Balms ($12 each or $32 for a set of all 4) are like a spa trip for your senses. There are four balms available, each for a different use: Hand Balm (eucalyptus, menthol, camphor & lavender), Lip Balm... [More]

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Doubtblush: IMoshion Helena Bag

They say great taste is timeless - but then again, so is bad taste. Despite the time we spend looking for stuff to make you salivate with desire, occasionally we stumble upon things that elicit a very different oral reaction. Sometimes we shudder and move on, and then there... [More]


Mesh and Sequin Dress

We fully support your decision to begin decorating for the holidays... the day after Halloween! More importantly, we fully support your decision to begin a renegade "Holiday Party Dress" shopping spree. We'd suggest you start with the Mesh and Sequin Dress ($66) from ASOS. This sassy little number features sequins... [More]

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Eco Rain Hat

Old lady chic is good with a little irony and a lot of colorful pattern. Carry the matronly-cute Eco Rain Hat ($22) when there's a chance of rain, and remind yourself it's a Euro thing. Thanks, Cocoboheme, you make the French ingenue vibe easy.... [More]


Bonita Table Lamp

Ever notice how just the right accessory in the just the right spot can make a room? Picture the Bonita Table Lamp ($114) in an ultra-modern room, paired with boldly colored furniture and cool, metal surfaces. We're not telling you that the design will lure in the love of your... [More]


Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Lipstick-gloss hybrids are the newest Big Thing, and of course, Chanel turned it into the newest Couture Big Thing with Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Lip Gloss ($32). Available in 11 intense, dramatic tints from red to nude, the silky gel formula lasts for hours without going tacky like... [More]

Coffee Cup Glass Ornament

Coffee Cup Glass Ornament

Those of us that crave..and NEED..our mornin' cup of joe would love the Coffee Cup Glass Ornament ($20). We'd love to see this pretty and sparkly ornament hanging from our tree this holiday season.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A black tie maternity gown for Courtney E.

Courtney E. wrote, "Dear Outblush, I enjoy your site, pointing my husband to it has gotten me more than a few great gifts :). Here is my problem, I am six months pregnant (due Jan 30th) and in the beginning of December I have a black tie dinner auction for... [More]


Martha Stewart Makes Cookies iPad App

There are so many great recipes floating around in cyberspace, and with the iPad it's a cinch to bring up our favorites in the kitchen--right where we, you know, cook. So we gave a little squee when we heard about the Martha Stewart Makes Cookies iPad App ($8). With more... [More]

Valentino Lace Rosette Platform Pump

Valentino Lace Rosette Platform Pump

The Valentino Lace Rosette Platform Pump ($895) is simply breathtaking! This darkly romantic peep-toe features a rosette crafted from lacy, cutout fabric and raw-edge chiffon. The T-straps are super sexy and pretty flattering on the foot. And the camel color is to die for! It will coordinate with every ensemble.... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Expo Dry Erase Markers with Erasers

If you've ever left your messy roommate a crisp, perfectly-worded, and ever so slightly snippy chore reminder on the whiteboard, only to realize that it contained an embarrassing spelling error, forcing you to try to erase the offending letters very carefully with your thumb and getting your formerly-pristine hand inky... [More]


Lingerie Dement Magnetic Panties

Not gonna lie, it gets our blood pumping to think about a night so steamy our lingerie gets ripped off... until we think about the pricey lace and satin that's now completely ruined. Thanks, honey. Problem solved: magnetic lingerie. The typical clasps of Lingerie Dement are replaced with strong magnets.... [More]


Rachael Ray EVOO & Vinegar Stoneware Set

Love her or think her incessant perkiness must be the result of a deal with the devil, you've gotta admit Rachael Ray is everywhere these days. We're digging her line of kitchenware for holiday gifts: They're brightly colored, reasonably priced, and any 30 Minute Meals fan will appreciate them. The... [More]


Alligator Necklace

Does anyone know how to tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles? We seem to be hazy on what those Discovery Channel documentaries tell us. The important thing to remember is run far away when you see the real deal..alligator or croc. Instead, we'll covet this Alligator Necklace ($100). The... [More]


Sally Hansen Insta Dri Speed Drops

Oh, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Speed Drops ($6), let us list the reasons we love you...We adore the way a drop or two of your sweet serum dries our polish in 30 seconds. We fancy that after five minutes you have penetrated from our top coat to our base coat... [More]

Moody Mamas Maternity Rosette Tee

Moody Mamas Maternity Rosette Tee

Who says maternity wear has to be frumpy?! You'll certainly be a hot mama in the Moody Mamas Maternity Rosette Tee ($58). This soft, jersey-knit tee has silky rosettes detailing the v-neck. It has a longer cut and flattering shirred sides to hug your pretty lil' bump!... [More]


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Gabrielle Lace-Trim Top

You'll be a Holiday vision in the Gabrielle Lace-Trim Top ($119, on sale) by Candela. The soft grey lace is contrasted at the waist with a peach-colored sash. Pair it with skinny jeans and a pair of oxfords for a feminine bookish look!... [More]


EsotericPunk's Guide to Steampunk Style

New Outblush Operative Stephane, aka EsotericPunk, saw our Personal Shopper: Steampunk Style for Sarah T post, and knew she had to weigh in, being a Steampunk enthusiast herself. She writes, "If you can paint your apartment in a darker tone of a rich color or an inconsistent shade of aged... [More]


B.ella Cotton Crochet Tights

If you told us you didn't covet these B.ella Cotton Crochet Tights ($13, on sale), we're not sure we'd believe you. The woodsy olive green, the intricate crochet pattern, the soft textured cotton...perfection in a pair of tights!... [More]


Urban Rituelle Pomegranate Lip Balm

The pomegranate scent and barely-there pink tint of Urban Rituelle's Nourishing Lip Balm ($7) has us constantly hitting up the pretty tin for more. The balm is enriched with beeswax, natural oils and vitamin E, so this is one addiction we don't mind admitting to.... [More]


Incase Origami Sleeve

It's time to admit it. Boyfriend be damned, we have a serious crush on the peeps who design Incase products. They all just seem so flawlessly brilliant (the designs, we mean, but I guess the people have to be brilliant too, right?). We're considering buying an iPad just so we... [More]


Juicy Couture Polka Dot Clutch

We're having a hard time staring at this clutch and finding our lives complete without it. The Polka Dot Clutch ($228) by Juicy Couture is sweet (the large and lovey bow) and sassy (metallic polka dots!). We'd like to think of ourselves as both those things (errr...sweet and sassy, not... [More]


Crystal Evening Dress

If Jessica Simpson is a pro at anything, it's being glam. So it's no wonder that her Winter Collection is full of gorgeous frocks, one of our favorites being the Crystal Evening Dress ($148). Taffeta always feels glamorous and when it's paired with an asymmetrical shoulder and pleated hip, we... [More]


Bronzing & Highlight Face Powder Duo

Don't you love those days when you do nothing more than apply your sunscreen, swipe a little mascara across your lashes, dust your cheekbones with a really fine bronzing powder, and call it good? How long did that take you? Less than three minutes? Now, girls, the trick is to... [More]


Ménage à trois: Jules and Jim Maternity Dress

We know exactly how it goes: you see an amazing sweater/headband/shoe on Outblush and something deep down inside you is drawn to it, but you scroll on past, thinking you'd have no idea how to rock it with what's in your closet. We've solved your problem with something that solves... [More]


M.A.C.: A Tartan Tale

Have you heard about the fun Holiday 2010 collection at M.A.C Cosmetics? Oh, oh....let us be the first to tell you. It's called A Tartan Tale ($36-50) and each "chapter" tells a different story (don't know why, but we love a good story). The Vain and Glorious Lip Bag ($36),... [More]


Berry Ball Bra Washer

We know, we're supposed to every so carefully hand wash our delicates. We would, you know, if we had loads of extra time on our hands. Instead, we toss them in the washer and hope for the best. Luckily, the Berry Ball Bra Washer ($14) is going to save us... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Milly Colorblock Sweater knockoffs for Stephanie

OB reader Stephanie left a comment on our Milly Colorblock Sweater post, saying, "Bargain-ista version??? Super adorable ;)" Well, Stephanie, you asked, we answered....Enjoy! 1. The Original: Milly Colorblock Sweater ($250) 2. Boston Proper Pearl Bow Sweater ($79) 3. Thread by Thread Social Long-Sleeve Sweater with Black Charmeuse Bow ($60,... [More]


Treetop Friends Owl Activity Toy

With plenty for babies to explore with eager, drool-covered fingers, and a mod design aesthetic that'll make parents happy, the Treetop Friends Owl Activity Toy ($18) makes for an inexpensive, appreciated-all-around holiday gift. The big owl and baby owl contain 10 sensory learning activities like a teething ring, a mirror,... [More]


Hermès Jypsiere Shoulder Bag

We don't ask for much. Actually we ask for kind of a lot sometimes, but we were hoping you'd look past that. Anyhow, the truly generous gift-givers among you could do worse than to wrap up this Jypsiere shoulder bag from Hermès ($7600) for a favorite friend, relation, or Outblush... [More]


Lodge Puffer Jacket

We can't wait to sink into the warmth of the Lodge Puffer Jacket ($168) which comes in 9 delicious colors. Our fav is warm taupe (pink to those of us who don't automatically know what "warm taupe" means), but all the shades are lovely. Fully-lined and filled with goose down,... [More]

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Bonny and Clyde Oil and Vinegar Set

Wowza, the adorably offbeat Bonny and Clyde Oil and Vinegar Set ($32) by Pepe and Friends is that rare breed of functional cutesy that we love. Grace Shu or Apartment Therapy calls Pepe pieces "Japanese pop illustrations with sturdy German ceramics," and that sounds pretty accurate to us. Bottom line:... [More]


Kiehl's Crème De Corps

We've been on a mission to find a product that might help our friend Sheri' with her very dry skin. With continued use Kiehl's Crème De Corps ($10-$45) will condition even the flakiest skin. We think Sheri' will be very happy with her soft, supple skin.... [More]


Harry Potter Countdown: 8 Days Left

Keeping your own pet Aragog might be a little tricky; the feedings, the lodging, the smells and sounds - not cute. But a mini-Aragog in jewelry form - fantastic! The Juicy Couture Limited Edition Spider Stud Earrings ($48) feature faux pearls and clear crystals with a post back. They're not... [More]


Personal Shopper: Le SportSac knockoffs for Lisa's pal

Lisa B. wrote: "Dear Outblush, I love your site in general and love reading your personal shopper entries, and now it is my turn to ask you for a request! One of my best friends is turning 30 next month and she travels frequently for work. A few days ago... [More]


Golden Girl: Football Stationery

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]


S.W.A.K. Signature Wrap Cardigan

Ann C., Outblush Operative, writes: Versatile, on-trend style for the plus size woman! With lightweight rayon/Spandex, long sleeves, and long ends meant to be tied and draped in countless ways, this S.W.A.K. Signature Wrap Cardigan ($61) allows you to decide what's most flattering and comfortable. Worn as shown, the deep... [More]


Adult Chocolate Milk

Ok ok, we already mix booze into our chocolate milk (mudslide, anyone?) but it's so hard to get the ratio right every time, and then we have to actually have the ingredients on hand, blah blah blah...too much work! Now, we can just have Adult Chocolate Milk ($24) whenever we... [More]


Blu Dot Real Good Stool

The Blu Dot Real Good Stool ($159) has a name that says it all. Who wouldn't want to rest their fanny in a stool called "Real Good"? Comfortable and thin, this stool features powder-coated steel with laser-cut lines. Pick counter or bar height for any area of your home and... [More]


Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Perfume

First of all, we adore Pacifica's Mediterranean Fig Perfume. Adore it. It sultry and yummy and seductive. Now imagine this: Mediterranean Fig Perfume ($12) in a small, easy to carry, roller. Sigh.... [More]

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Culture Club: Drop Pendant Necklace

It's hard to mix contemporary and retro when we're building an outfit, so we like working on a smaller scale. The handmade Drop Pendant Necklace ($80) combines antique lucite beads and vintage chains in a new art deco look. Balance a flouncy top with some geometric baubles, and you're party... [More]


Momofuku Milkbar Pies

Dessertaholic New Yorkers know full well the joys of Momofuku Milk Bar, the bakery offshoot of the popular Momofuku Ko restaurant, noodle bar, and ssäm bar. Their self-dubbed "Crack Bars" are the stuff of sugar legend, and once you try one, you can't go more than a week without sprinting... [More]


Jeweled Buckle Belt

Add some sparkle to your outfit with the Jeweled Buckle Belt ($20, on sale). It'll dress up drab neutrals in no time. The baby pink is just the right shade to pair with most anything: black, grey, brown, olive... We're thinking the versatility of this pretty little belt is totally... [More]


Personal Shopper: A comfortably chic flight outfit for LL

LL wrote, "I am traveling to Europe in two weeks with my husband and in-laws. I am looking for a cute, yet comfortable outfit to wear on the airplane. I am petite (5'2) and would like to spend under $150-200." LL, our fave items to wear on long-haul plane flights... [More]


DuWop Venom Gloss

Alas, with cold weather comes undesirable problems, like dry skin and chapped lips. Lucky for us, DuWop Venom Gloss ($18, in 9 shades) can take care of the chapped lips part. Not only do the glosses moisturize (thanks to their essential oils), but they also provide a sheen color and... [More]


Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

We can see clearly now. Don't worry, turns out our straight eyelashes were in the way. The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($19) is our cure for straight eyelashes, a sure-fire way to open up those beautiful peepers.... [More]

Toilet Tie

Toilet Tie

Does your guy have a potty mouth? Or is he obsessed with discussing poop at all the most inappropriate times? Well the Toilet Tie ($28) may be the perfect gift for him. This eccentric tie is rather humorous, but can definitely be worn on a more casual day. It has... [More]


PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller

We hate to say we'd be more inclined to dive into Playstation madness if we were using a pink controller... but the PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller ($55) might do the trick. This sweet candy pink controller features a comfortable grip, so our paws don't get cramping and Bluetooth... [More]


Charmeuse Top Sweater Dress

Ooooh, pretty! The Charmeuse Top Sweater Dress ($80) combines a charmeuse top and a knit skirt. It's a classy, totally put-together look in one piece. It also changes our minds about wearing sweater dresses to the office (We have to save some of our more casual ones for the weekend).... [More]