Fun Fun Girl Mirror and Jewelry Holder

This handcrafted wooden mirror and jewelry holder is called Fun Fun Girl ($68), and with very good reason. It's a quirky take on a modern mirror, designed to hold your necklaces and such. Oh, and it makes us smile. Anytime an everyday item makes us smile, we automatically think "fun."... [More]


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: The Metrosexual Man

Ah, the metrosexual. Our favorite mix of metropolitan and heterosexual taught us that it's not cool to call a messenger bag a man purse. Just because you covet beauty, luxury, and everything cosmopolitan doesn't mean you're not 100% man. Let's go to Banana Republic soon, but first, check out the... [More]


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: The Girly Girl

Sequins, sparkles, feathers, stilettos, jewels and dresses are just a few of the Girly Girl's favorite things! We've searched the web for the best gifts for the femme fatale in your life. See what made our list. 1 - Forever21 Sheer Polka Dot Corset $15 Pink and black polka dots...does... [More]


Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Your Pets

Okay, let's admit it: We love, adore, treasure our pets. We know that there are those who think we're bat-guano crazy, but we dig the idea of giving them a little something for VD, just to remind them how much they mean to us. Fortunately, there are millions of pet... [More]



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Anthropologie Femme Trench Jacket

Take a look at this s-w-e-e-t Femme Trench Jacket ($188). Leave it to Anthropologie to come up with such a showy, flowy design twist on the trench coat. We love it paired with a dress and fabulous shoes. It's enough to make us want it to stay cool outdoors a... [More]


Vast Design Circle Carage

You know what we've learned about the traditional Greek vessel? (Pay attention, because there may be a quiz). We've learned that traditional Greek vessels were used in ceremonies because the shape symbolizes the circle of life. This Circle Carafe ($30 on sale) is a thoroughly modern take on that ancient... [More]


Blomus Tealight Disc Aura

We run across some of the simplest - and most striking - home decor in European design houses. Blomus (a German design company), offers the Tealight Disc Aura ($25-$38); frosted glass and stainless steel discs that will add soft light to any area of a room. Used with simple tea... [More]


Melinda Maria Baby Mosaic Earrings

Here's the irony: when we were single, we used to get all girlied up for Valentine's Day, just cause, why not? Now that we've been with the same guy for more years than we can count, sweats and pizza on the couch as a break from a hectic week sounds... [More]


L'Ôciel Convertible Clutch

Winter weather kept you cooped up for the last couple weeks? Dying to go out and get your dance on? May we suggest the L'Ôciel Convertible Clutch ($295) for your winter unveiling. Spice up the night with this convertible clutch with removable chain strap. Available in a silver or gold... [More]


2011 Resolutions: Become More Cultured

As we leave the first month of the year behind, we may have missed some steps, we may have backslid on our resolutions, but we're sure as hell not giving up on the remaining 11 months. On our path to becoming better in 2011, we offer you another doable resolution...... [More]


Noisette Tulip Skirt

There's nothing better than a great, slimming skirt. Well, OK, there are a few things better than a slimming skirt, like coffee and chocolate, but you get our point. The Noisette Tulip Skirt ($58, on sale) comes in coffee and chocolate colors, so it's really working for us right now!... [More]


Satin & Birch St Valentine Soap Flowers

Attention, menfolk! Sending a bouquet of roses is nice for Valentine's Day, but it's a) clichéd, and b) outlandishly expensive at this time of year. If she has a thing for pretty bath products, these Satin and Birch St. Valentine Soap Flowers ($17) come in a lovely gift box and... [More]


NK Pouf Ottoman

We don't know whether to sit on the NK Pouf Ottoman ($300), stare at them, or use them as a decorate piece in our upcoming Harem themed party. But damn, they're pretty. These indoor and outdoor ottomans feature button detailing and a tucked top cushioning. The only dilemma - what... [More]


La Prairie Light Fantastic Cellular Concealing Brightening Eye Treatment

What it is that we expect from our cosmetics? We want them to cover our flaws, while accentuating our features. That's precisely what La Prairie Light Fantastic Cellular Concealing Brightening Eye Treatment ($70) does. It conceals the dark circles under our eyes, making the entire area look illuminated. It calls... [More]


Recycled Seatbelt Tote

One of us (who shall remain nameless and refuses to become bitter) is going "car huntin'" with her man tomorrow morning, shortly after the butt-crack of dawn. Man, does that man love cars. He loves to look at them, to smell them, to open the engine and listen to them... [More]


Chef'n BeanSlice

Often times we steer clear of recipes that require too much cutting and slicing - one too many trips to the ER will do that. The Chef'n BeanSlice ($7) takes the excuses out of green bean casseroles or haricort verts for us. Easy to use, this slicer allows you to... [More]



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BabyBoomer Kid Chairs

These Kid Chairs ($220 for 2) were clearly designed by children with discriminating taste. Who, other than a child (or child at heart), would know that decorative studs make everything look better? And surely a really creative little boy or girl knew that children's chairs should be easy to clean... [More]


Bob Marley: Live Forever: Super Deluxe Edition

The 30 year wait is over, and well worth it! Bob Marley: Live Forever: Super Deluxe Edition ($54) was recorded at The Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980. Touring in support of his album, Uprising, this 2CD / 3LP set is Marley's last recorded concert. Featuring many of... [More]


Gold Label Recipe Box

Oh, how we adore the Gold Label Recipe Box ($96)! Crafted using raspberry lacquer, this recipe box is divided into six categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, starters, sweets and family recipes. Good news - those 100 recipes you were going to attempt by July will fit nicely inside.... [More]


Personalized Plaza Number Necklace

The Personalized Plaza Number Necklace ($395) is the best of both worlds: spunky and classy! Lisa Salzer bought an entire collection of abandoned letters and numbers at an antique store, from the famous Plaza Hotel's doors. Available in numbers 0-9, it hangs on a mixed brass chain with brass mesh... [More]


Personal Shopper: Texas hill country bridesmaid's dresses for Sarah B.'s wedding

Sarah B. wrote, "Hi Outblush! My fiance and I are in the midst of planning our dream Texas Hill Country wedding in June -- complete with a rustic-chic restored barn, lots of flowers, and sunset views of the hill country. I've got the perfect ivory wedding dress, but I am... [More]


Cluster Bulb Pendant

Too. Cool. For. School. And that's why we like the Cluster Bulb Pendant ($99). We all need Lights in our homes. Might as well make them cool.... [More]


BeerCandy Caramels

Finally, a no-brainer Valentine's Day gift for our man. BeerCandy Caramels ($6) are just what they sound like - delicious caramels made from beer (with some extra sugary goodness, natch) and then coated in a complementary chocolate. The hardest part about getting these is going to be not scarfing them... [More]


Set to Soar Lavender Silk Dress

We were daydreaming about warm weather (as we are known to do) when we ran across this dreamy dress from LuLu's. It's called the Set to Soar Lavender Silk Dress ($65) and it makes us want to strip off what we're wearing right this moment and slip into its soft,... [More]

Man Bait Business Card Holder

Man Bait Business Card Holder

Pull a power move at your next business lunch when you whip out the Man Bait Business Card Holder ($25 on sale) to swap cards. Let the guys know exactly who's in charge.... [More]


Plants Vs. Zombies

You don't need to be any kind of gamer to enjoy this. You don't need to know what tower defense games are, or why this is and isn't one, to have fun. Plants Vs. Zombies ($20 for the schmancy Game of the Year edition) is just about striking down badly... [More]



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Lancome Juicy Tubes Smoothie Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss

We love lip products. We love the variety; the way there seems to be something for whatever mood we're in; how easy it is to find something that coordinates with what we're wearing; and finally, we like the way lip products draw attention to our pretty pouts. For those days... [More]


Bambino Grande Pull Sled

Chances are there's never been a more perfect time for you to purchase the Bambino Grande Pull Sled ($100) and give your little one the ride of their life! Crafted by Mountain Boy Sledworks, this pull sled glides over the snow, while keeping your passenger cozy. A stable and smooth... [More]


Zakka Nouveau Split Pea Soup Bento

Though this mini snack bag isn't a bento in the traditional sense (bento means "packed meal" in Japanese), we'll give it a pass because it's so cute. The Split Pea Soup Bento ($30) from Zakka Nouveau is big enough to carry a snack: some nuts and cut veggies, or even... [More]


Hanky Panky Peekaboo Veiled Thong

Brides can play a fun X-rated version of peekaboo in the Hanky Panky Peekaboo Veiled Thong ($36). Have your fiancee create a faux aisle and he'll be in for a real surprise as you strut your stuff with this flirty veil covering your bottom.... [More]


J. Crew Loxley Buckle Flats

It's hard to beat the combination of comfort and fashion, especially when it comes to shoes. Sure, we all own 4" heels that are head turners, but it's practically miraculous when anyone comments on our flats. We're expecting to break the mold with these Loxley Buckle Ballet Flats ($175) from... [More]


Oscar Blandi Jasmine Frizz Fighting Discovery Set

Someone around here has recently developed a passion for Jasmine. Couple that with the fact that she is always on the lookout for frizz fighting products and you have the perfect shopping storm. Oscar Blandi Jasmine Frizz Fighting Discovery Set ($30) allows her to try the Oscar Blandi frizz fighting... [More]

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Doubtblush: Melissa Gaetano Pesce Flat

Sometimes we're just poking along here at work (or down the street, or through our mail) and we see something that is so delightful and desirable and new and clever that we smack a big old mental sticky note on it to remind us to share it with you. And... [More]


Shiseido Oil-Free Bronzer

If you've ever felt perfectly fine, but people keep asking you if you're "feeling okay," it may be that you simply need color. Take a look at Shiseido Oil-Free Bronzer ($35). It'll give you a healthy, sun-kissed appearance and put a stop to all those questions concerning your overall health.... [More]

Ivanka Trump Gurdia Shoes

Ivanka Trump Gurdia Shoes

Nude pumps are a must-have for every fashionista...especially this Spring seaon. And we're in love with the Ivanka Trump Gurdia Shoes ($120); they bring new meaning to drop dead gorgeous! These sleek and sexy pumps are camel patent leather with black leather cap toes. They also have sexy cutout, which... [More]


Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love And Hate

If you've long heard of this Leonard Cohen character and wondered who he is, or if you've tried to see what all the fuss is about and weren't hooked - we might be able to help. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love And Hate ($14) is the perfect intro to the... [More]


Wing of Dragonfly Earrings

You ever fall in love with something just because it's so damn girlie? Such is the case with the Wing of Dragonfly Earrings ($60). They're light, transparent, and dangly. That's right; we said "dangly." Dangly makes us happy.... [More]



It's always such a miraculous event to have a misplaced item turn up in a Lost & Found and make its way back to you. Sometimes, though (especially when you're traveling), there's just no damn way to a) know where you lost it or b) get back there. So we're... [More]


L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Makeup

It's inexpensive, it's readily available, and it does a bang up job of gliding on like a thin layer of silk and giving our faces even coverage. We're talking, of course, about L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Makeup ($16). Just do us a favor. Use a tiny bit at a time,... [More]


Steven Alan Spring Sophia Dress

If all our internet research (Okay, fashion blog stalking!) is correct, denim is going to be a big trend this spring. That's good, cause we've got plenty of jeans in our closets, but it's time to expand the wardrobe to include some other key pieces. The Spring Sophia Dress ($248)... [More]


Little Help From My Friends Sign

We know that we talk about friends a lot around here. The simple truth is, we can't imagine our lives without them. How do you forget the girl who went into the bathroom with you to walk you through the steps of inserting your first tampon? Or, what about the... [More]


Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser

Yeah, yeah, yeah...it cleans our skin (we've all heard this song before), but the reason we wanted you to see Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser ($34) is that it's packed with natural fruit enzymes, green tea and vitamin B-5, meaning it also provides daily exfoliation. Look, there are days when we... [More]


Personal Shopper: A black bridesmaid's dress to fit Heather M.'s tall, athletic frame

Heather writes: "My friend is getting married and I need a cute black cocktail dress suitable for bridesmaid attire. I am really tall and have a larger athletic frame so it's hard to find stores that can accommodate that. I am a size 16. I am probably willing to spend... [More]


Chemex Handblown Coffeemaker

How many items in your home can you say are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian, Corning Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art? We're guessing not many. Selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the 100 best-designed items of modern times, the... [More]

Forever21 Cheetah Stiletto Sandals

Forever21 Cheetah Stiletto Heels

Come hither! Do we really need to say anything else about the Forever21 Cheetah Stiletto Heels ($25)?... [More]


Origany Lavender Frill Baby Doll Dress

We know, we know, you didn't think that little girl in your life could possibly be any cuter, but we promise, you slip her in this Origany Lavender Frill Baby Doll Dress ($46) and people will be asking her if you're thinking about putting her in commercials. Just don't make... [More]


Lancome Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush

We'll just say this right off the bat: the Lancome Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush ($40) is so pretty that we're having trouble with the idea of swiping the design away by using it. Still, what you might find even prettier than the design is the pretty, rosy flush that... [More]


Fancy Flours Sweet Valentine Cupcake Kit

Awe, how sweet! You've considered baking for your special someone on Valentine's Day (or yourself, or your co-workers,..whatever gets you in the kitchen trying out a new recipe, right?). Decorate those cupcakes with the pretties in the Sweet Valentine Cupcake Kit ($18) at Fancy Flours. It comes with an even... [More]


XO Small Dessert Bowl

Whether you're serving dessert on Valentine's Day for ten, two, or just one, dish it out into a OX Small Dessert Bowl ($25) by etsy seller Gleena. These handmade dessert bowls come in pink and blue, and have a lovely XO (for hug and kiss) printed inside. We think we'll... [More]


J. Crew Coquette Hobo in Suede

Stylishly slouchy, the J. Crew Coquette Hobo in Suede ($199 on sale) is the perfect blend of casual and elegant. Soft suede is held up by shimmering gold chain straps accented with a bow. We picture using it as a perfect weekend purse, toting it to brunch and out on... [More]


Smashbox Master's Class Style Files

You probably know all about the "classes" Smashbox has provided. This one, called Master's Class Style Files ($59), is a set of three portable palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks. It includes eye shadows, liners, blushes, and two lip glosses. Oh, and we also get Smashbox's Photo Finish Lid Primer... [More]


Cut the Cake Designe Guest Book with Prompts

Who says a guest book has to be a book at all? Cut the Cake Designs has a new idea; their guest books look more like recipe boxes. This Vintage Floral Design Guest Book with Prompted Messages ($50) includes cards that give each guest a special prompt to fill out.... [More]


The Red Blues: Drugstore Round 2

Listen, we've all been there: you find your own personal Holy Grail beauty product, be it mascara or hair gel, and you vow to never stray. But then one day, the unthinkable happens.... your beauty soul mate calls it quits! (cue threatening music) Rather than spend the rest of your... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/28/11

Happy Friday, Outblushers! We hope you have some fun stuff planned for the weekend, but of course, now you'll have to make time for shopping! Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals below, courtesy of our coupon-lovin' pals over at The Bargainist, and have a fabulous weekend! 1. Anne Klein coupon... [More]


Prom 2011: ZOMG, what do I wear?

Dear high school-age Outblush readers, If you're anything like we were as teens, you started shopping for a prom dress the second homecoming was over in October. It's a Big Deal. We know, we get it. You want to walk into the ballroom (or gym, as the case may be)... [More]


Simple Lacquer Hooks

How much fun is color? No, really...how is it that a pop of color makes even the most boring item fun? Take these Simple Lacquer Hooks ($8/each) for instance. They'd be perfectly respectable and utterly usable even if they didn't have color. But would they be so damn much fun?... [More]


Planet Blue Heart Necklace

If you're looking for something a bit atypical but still sweetly romantic for Valentine's Day, we bet your lady would be particularly smitten with Planet Blue's Hand Wire Heart Necklace ($92). It says "I love you," but more importantly, it also says "I didn't pick this up at a big... [More]


L'Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet

At Outblush, we're no strangers to the genius of L'Occitane. Their potions and creams seem to work miracles on our skin and scalps. We also love that they've got plenty of sets for sale so we can blissfully sample several types of creams all with one purchase. Our current obsession... [More]

ASOS Corsage Empire Babydoll Top

ASOS Corsage Empire Babydoll Top

We can wear a corsage even if we're not going to the prom, right? We think so, which is one reason we heart the ASOS Corsage Empire Babydoll Top ($48 on sale). It's super pretty and oh so girly for the casual Spring days ahead of us....we honestly can't wait!... [More]


Queen Anne's Lace Tea Strainer

Yes, it's a beautiful tea strainer... almost as beautiful as some of our jewelry. Which makes sense, we suppose, since this Queen Anne's Lace Tea Strainer ($250) costs as much - if not more than - the stuff in our jewelry drawer. But if you're up for a fancy shmancy... [More]


Google Pillow 2010

It may seem like just a random list of words, but the ten items on this Google Pillow 2010 ($69) are the top ten most Googled words or phrases from the past year. Really, internet? Justin Bieber? We want to hear your guesses for 2011! What will we all be... [More]

Forever21 Leopard Mesh Corset

Forever21 Leopard Mesh Corset

Fulfill your every guy's fantasy with the Forever21 Leopard Mesh Corset ($15)! This animal print corset is super sexy with contrast ruffle trim, a satin bow and ruching. It also has adjustable satin garter straps, which can be removed. This truly is 5 minute wear, but we don't mind because... [More]


Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer

We find it interesting that the new trend is to treat skin at the cellular level. So very scientific, don't ya' think? Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($65) contains a blend of organic fruit stem cells and Vitamin C that promise to help decrease cellular damage and keep our... [More]


Brothel Token Bracelet

That's right -- a Brothel Token Bracelet ($52). Sass up your wrist with a vintage brothel token attached to a brass chain. Double points for passing it to your fella (or gal) to use when you're feeling a little randy. As the back of this little gem says, it's "good... [More]


Neiman Marcus Leather Travel Accessories

There's no better way than to let someone know you were thinking of them in particular than a monogrammed gift. But how many of your gal pals really want a set of hand towels or a pillow case with their initials on it? That's where the Leather Travel Accessories ($40... [More]


Paper Man [Blu-ray]

If you can hardly wait for the release of "The Green Lantern" with Ryan Reynolds in all his spandex glory, we offer something to tide you over. Paper Man [Blu-ray] ($20) is an intimate character driven film that quite simply - delivers! Jeff Daniels stars as Richard Dunn, a no-hit... [More]

Juicy Couture Hipster In Diamond

Juicy Couture Hipster In Diamond

She may want a rock, but you're just not there yet, which is OK! Give her the next best thing.....a diamond filled with a pair of Juicy Couture panties. Juicy Couture Hipster In Diamond ($14 on sale)... [More]


Wire-Wrapped Crystal and Sterling Silver Chain

How sweet is this delicate Wire-Wrapped Crystal and Sterling Silver Chain ($50/On Sale)? It's been handcrafted by artist Anne Maa, and is designed to catch attention without crying out for it. It's that feminine subtlety that works with this piece.... [More]


YOU Be the Stylist: What jewelry should Dixie wear with her wedding gown?

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]


StillTasty iPhone App

Have you ever used StillTasty.com? No? Well now you will, cause it's awesome! It lets you search for any food item that may be sitting in your cupboards or waaay back in your fridge, and it will tell you how for how long it's good to eat. Got eggs that... [More]

Fashion Boo Boos

Fashion Boo-Boos

Nothings heals a papercut like a cool band-aid! The Fashion Boo-Boos ($4) feature polka dot, heart and bow prints.... [More]


Flormartha Bowl

Oh, baby, baby, it's the graphic nature - the pop of vibrant color - that makes us want to feature this Flormartha Bowl ($40) in our homes. Sure, we can fill it with fruit, but we can also use it in the bathroom to store beauty supplies, or in the... [More]

Retro Grand Prix Necklace

Retro Grand Prix Necklace

Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway....The Retro Grand Prix Necklace ($40) will get any car connoisseur's heart a-racin'! This vintage Volkswagen Beetle pendant is positioned on a long golden chain.... [More]

Velvet Torch Boatneck Dress

Velvet Torch Boatneck Knit Dress

Cheap and chic! The Velvet Torch Boatneck Knit Dress ($44) is a fun little dress to have in your closet for those unexpected moments that you need to dress up. It also looks phenomenal paired with a great belt.... [More]


Wonder Thunder Organic Reusable Produce Bags

We've been reeeeeeally good about eating more veggies. So good, it seems, that we're starting to get irked by the way our bag boy handles our delicate edibles. So along with our regular reusable shopping bags, we'll be taking these Organic Reusable Produce Bags ($20 for 3) by Wonder Thunder... [More]


Globus Desk

Oh, dear readers, it's not that we actually expect a bunch of you to run out and plunk down nearly $11,000 for a desk today, but we so wanted to show you this very fun, very funky piece, called Globus Desk ($10,547). It was designed by Michiel van der Kley... [More]


Petmate Heart Dog Bowl

Spread some of that Valentine's cheer to the love that never disappoints - your pooch! The Petmate Heart Dog Bowl ($3) brings bubblegum pink to your kitchen and a touch of love. Great for dogs and cats, these adorable bowls are LOVE-ly all year round.... [More]


Ariel Gordon - 14k Rose Cut Ring

Picture yourself wearing this ring to work. Now, picture yourself wearing it to dinner with friends or to a buzzing club. Now, picture the Editors at Outblush winning awards for their wit and succinct writing skills. The first two "pictures" actually have something to do with the post. That last... [More]

Ouch Voodoo Toothpick Holder

Ouch Voodoo Toothpick Holder

No need to practice voodoo on anyone when you have the Ouch Voodoo Toothpick Holder ($16). Now you can poke and prod those olives at your next cocktail party.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Dresses for Sophia's grad school piano auditions

Sophia V. wrote, "Hi Outblush, I adore your blog! And I have a shopping conundrum that has been plaguing me for weeks! Pick me pick me! Here's the scoop... I'm a musician auditioning for graduate programs this month through March. And I've been so hard-pressed to find the perfect outfit... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Leaf-It Notes

Turn heads at the office with your green style. The Leaf-It Notes ($6) look like, you guessed it, fallen leaves. Hey, it's a welcome departure from post-its. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Bailey 44 Skirt

We'll begin by talking about where you should never wear the Bailey 44 Skirt ($69 on sale). Please don't wear it to a funeral or formal wedding, and unless you're applying for a job with the word "exotic" in the name, you probably shouldn't wear it on a job interview.... [More]


MD Formulations My Personal Peel System

We're sure it will come as no surprise to you that we like any product that gives us fresher, clearer-looking skin. We guess the fact that we talk about skin incessantly gives us away, huh? One thing we've learned from our trips to the dermatologists office and spa is that... [More]

Black Cat Headphones

Black Cat Headphones

Can you imagine bopping your head as you rock out to your iPod wearing the Black Cat Headphones ($38)? You'll be a lil' pussycat doll....meeeooowww!... [More]


Paul Smith Red Stained Glass Heart Cufflinks

Can you get your man to wear his heart on his sleeve? Probably not. Can you get your man to wear A heart on his cuffs? Yep! The Paul Smith Red Stained Glass Heart Cufflinks ($107) are red and cream stained glass featuring a strong dark metal finish with hinge... [More]

Forever21 Saturday Night Jumper

Forever21 Saturday Night Jumper

Does it have to be Saturday night to wear this hot lil' number? We're diggin' the Forever21 Saturday Night Jumper ($23). Strapless, sexy and one-piece makes this a no-brainer.... [More]

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Sasi Learning Vibrator

Getting down with our bad selves is easy peasy with the rechargeable Sasi Learning Vibrator ($176). This robot-smart toy learns our nasty ways, knows what we like for later and won't screw it up. Makes it seem like our boyfriend has some kinda sexual learning disability. At least we have... [More]


The Artecnica + Midsummer Light

The Artecnica + Midsummer Light ($100) is "pure visual romance." We just made that phrase up, but feel free to use it. It's for that space in your home that could use an enchanting glow, an ambience of tranquility. It's constructed from two layers of Tyvek (the super-resistant paper material... [More]

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Flora-Bouquet Rings

The wood trend keeps truckin' with the playful Flora-Bouquet Rings ($82 for set) by Bylgja Svansdóttir. These stacking birch, walnut, and mahogany rings aren't make-believe cartoon cutouts - they're based on real flowers. Believe that!... [More]


Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

The thing about Secret Camouflage ($28) is that it truly is a secret. Remember those old concealers that fairly shouted to the world that we were trying cover something up? They were pretty tragic. With this product you can dab and go, without worrying that you're obviously trying to hide... [More]


Special Guest Post by Teeny House Bunny: Fabric Turban Hats

Y'all know we can't resist charming, talented people who want to pop onto Outblush for a visit! Alex (and her cohort Dyana) at Teeny House Bunny has the scoop on fab retailers nationwide since she has to find top-notch places to showcase THB's handmade wares. If her post below inspires... [More]


Hostess With the Mostest: Super Bowl Sunday

You've scrubbed the house, purchased a million dollars' worth of party supplies, food, and alcohol, and the guests are on their way. It's time to suit up and play the part of the perfect hostess. And though we're gonna tell you flat out that sometimes being a good hostess means... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Dress for Danica to Wear to her Boyfriend's Graduation

Danica writes: "I am an avid visitor to Outblush, and I find myself coming back searching for the cutest things out there. I know it's early in the year, but I though I'd start looking now rather than later. I am looking for a super cute spring dress for my... [More]


Christian Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow Logomania

The word dramatic is w-a-y overused in our world, but we can't think of any word more appropriate to describe the Christian Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow Logomania ($42). We could try "theatrical," "vivid," "striking," or "spectacular," but in the end, this combo of sparkling black shades and highlighting silver is just... [More]


2011 Travel Adventure Calendar

The best laid plans in January often fall by the wayside throughout the course of the year. That's why we're hanging the 2011 Travel Adventure Calendar ($20) in our home as a reminder that this year we'd like to set foot on another continent or two. Where will you go... [More]


I Love You Like A Back-Alley Hooker Loves Crack

I Love You Like A Back-Alley Hooker Loves Crack ($4). We don't know about you... but to us - that's a whole lotta love!... [More]


Amrita Singh Bangle Set

Why is it that the word "bangles" inspires us to break out into a really catchy 80s song? Oh, that's right. This 36 piece Amrita Singh Bangle Set ($70) is for wearing. With their crystal accents and tons of attitude we can see ourselves slipping them on.... [More]

Serve Chilled Wrist Warmers

Serve Chilled Wrist Warmers

Whip up toasty warm hands when you're sporting the Serve Chilled Wrist Warmers ($20 on sale)! These cute crochet fingerless gloves are crocheted to look like eggs and bacon in white brown and yellow.... [More]


Heart Coasters & Runner Set

The Heart Coasters & Runner Set ($40) from Mikasa is a sure way to add heart to your Valentine's Day celebration. Polyester coasters and runner feature a gorgeous cut-out heart lace design. Romantic dinner, group get-together, candle lit for one - it's bound to add to the moment.... [More]

Julie Dillon Georgette Blouson Shift Dress

Julie Dillon Georgette Blouson Shift Dress

Look red hot in the Julie Dillon Georgette Blouson Shift Dress ($178)! This ruffly shift dress is based on a blouson silhouette and trimmed with a croc-embossed belt to showoff that fabulous waist. We're so diggin' the tomato color.... [More]


Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

How many of you dig in a drawer for a bottle opener? Yeah, us too. We were looking for something to hang on the kitchen wall, but wanted it to be different and fun to look at. We knew that we'd found our dream opener in this Bike Design ($34)... [More]


Victoria Side Table

Its diamond pattern is way sleeker than wire fencing. It's the most elegant thing that's ever made us want ice cream in a sugar cone. The fluid Victoria Side Table ($599) is so much more than a couple feet of laser cut steel topped with glass in our minds. Want.... [More]


Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Shadows

The travel-sized palette of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Shadows ($55) screams "Spring." It's birds chirping, flowers blooming, Easter parades marching. Okay, it's actually ten shimmering shades of pastel lovliness, but it makes us think of those other things.... [More]


You Tell Us: Streetzie's High Heel Bunny Slippers

Things we love here at Outblush include bunny slippers, pin-up girl accoutrements, and a good pair of heels. But high-heeled bunny slippers ($59 in pink or black, $39 in light blue)? We're torn between amusement and wanting to keep the two separate. You? poll by twiigs.com... [More]


Deborah Lippmann 'Layer Cake' Nail Color Trio

One of us here at Outblush has recently adopted the habit of "layering" her nail polish for a unique look. We suppose this begs the question, "How many times do you have to polish your nails in your lifetime before you begin looking for new ways to entertain your senses?"... [More]


ASOS Navy Knitted Crochet Neck Dress

We're eeking out every ounce of life the sweater dress trend has to offer. They're comfy, versatile, and come in tons of styles and colors. We like the Navy Knitted Crochet Neck Dress ($60) from Asos. The crochet neckline adds some classy detail, and the cinched waist slims us down.... [More]

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Culture Club: Rope Knot Bracelet

It's not even Spring yet, but we're imagining beach sunsets and rollicking white water the Rope Knot Bracelet ($85) by Tanya Aguiniga. An nautical outfit inspired by this divine dip dyed piece will come together when the time is right, but for now, our anchor flats have to stay closeted.... [More]


Fred The Game

We're hesitant to suggest Fred The Game ($25) for the children in your life, but you might be a prime candidate. There once was a boy named Fred who would take any dare, and this game is a testament to his legacy. Inside the game is a deck of 78... [More]


Sweetie Pies

Love is sweet. These heart shaped whoopie pies...er, Sweetie Pies ($49), excuse us, are sweeter. These red velvet cakes are sandwiched with chocolate, vanilla, or raspberry buttercream. We say, don't wait around for someone to gift these to you!... [More]


Nordstrom Appliquéd Herringbone Throw

We were flummoxed by the simple beauty of the Nordstrom Appliqued Herringbone Throw ($59/On Sale). Flummoxed. The floral appliqués turn a "regular" duck into a memorable swan.... [More]


Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian Dagger Pendant

There's no escaping Kim Kardashian, so we may as well sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride....All the while wearing this hawt Dagger Pendant ($63, available for pre-order) from her new Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian jewelry line. Available in 14k yellow gold or palladium (as shown), it'll add Hollywood... [More]


Priate Love Poster

Ahoy! Do ye be in love with a salty sea dog? Let your swashbuckler know he's the X on your map with the Pirate Love Poster ($17), matey!... [More]


Clinique Touch Base for Eyes

Come along with us, girls, and we'll take you on a journey. On this trip, we'll be searching for an amazing base - something creamy that promises to keep our shadow in place. We've been on this expedition before, only to be disappointed by what we found. Oh look, here... [More]

Flawless Taste Heel

Flawless Taste Heels

The Flawless Taste Heels ($65) are a must-have for the transitional season ahead of us. These ecru glossy pumps has a crocheted legwarmer section, which is perfect for keeping your ankles warm on those chilly Spring mornings. And not to mnetion super stylish with shorts, a dress or skinny pants.... [More]



The TabGrip ($40) enhances your iPad experience like no other case or stand can. It features ergonomic grips for secure and comfortable holding and handling. Legs slide out easily for standing and typing in banked portrait, or landscape positions. Lightweight and durable, the rubberized surface protects your iPad without bulky... [More]


Personal Shopper: Stylish Dresses for Rebecca in Germany

Rebecca writes: I recently moved to Europe and the women here dress up more than the women in the States. I have been able to update my jeans-shirts combos, and have made my outerwear more chic. But I am having problems finding dresses that don't make me look old. I... [More]


Rusty Wired Series Sweatshirt

Yeah, we know. The whole headphones/sweatshirt combo isn't exactly new technology, but it is finally cute enough to wear! Not that we don't like black athletic gear. It's just that we like cute purple hoodies even more. The Rusty Wired Series Sweatshirt ($60) actually comes in a number of bright... [More]


San Diego Zoo Animal Care Wish List

Flowers are nice, candy is nice, lingerie is either nice or monumentally awkward. If you want to make your sweetheart's sweet heart melt for real this year, how about an option that's both charitable and SUPER, SUPER cute? You see, the San Diego Zoo keeps an online wish list of... [More]


Mad Catter Hat

When would you really need to use this Mad Catter Hat ($27)? We suppose you could use it for Halloween, but if we had a feline friend, we'd be getting pictures with this hilariously adorable hat pronto!... [More]


Fango Active Mud for Face and Body

Few things feel better than our skin after a good mask. It strips away all those impurities, dead skin cells, and yucky environmental factors that rob us of radiance. Yes, that was dramatic, but it's the way we feel. Fango Active Mud for Face and Body ($64) is made from... [More]


June Wrap Blazer

Mixing a romantic 1930's boudoir jacket silhouette with tough-girl leather, this June Wrap Blazer ($338) is a piece we can see pairing with just about everything in our closet. The wrap silhouette emphasizes the waistline and visually elongates the neckline, making us look svelte even if we've been ignoring the... [More]

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Marc Pascal Orchid Light

We kinda fell down the rabbit hole with this one. Inspired by Philip Treacy's Orchid Hats on the runway, we set out to make the sexy flower a staple in our homes. Came across the Marc Pascal Orchid Light ($3200) and fell head over heels. Obvi, if we had deep... [More]


Uncommon Goods Cowgirl Mugs

Leave it to a bunch of gun-totin', horse-ridin', trouble-makin' cowgirls to say the damnedest things! Each Set of 2 Cowgirl Mugs ($22) at Uncommon Goods comes with a vintage cowgirl photo and a quote, perfect for taking workdays by the horns (after your cup of coffee, that is). Our favorite... [More]


Kendra Scott Karenina Earrings

Not even the fact that Rachel Ray wore these beauties deterred us from immediately whipping out the credit card and getting the Karenina Earrings ($95) shipped our way ASAP! The shimmering peacock silhouette is beautifully bold and makes us feel much more glamorous than a 5'3" chef turned talk show... [More]

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Made to Pleasure Sex Toys

Brace yourself, ladies, there's a new way to shape our sexual satisfaction: Made to Pleasure Sex Toys ($120-184). Choose a quality stock model Off the Peg (Curve model ($152) pictured), or build your own fantasy form to suit your body type in the Made to Pleasure boutique. Get your personalized... [More]

Nordstrom Floral Lace Leggings

Nordstrom Floral Lace Leggings

Get flirty with the Nordstrom Floral Lace Leggings ($28)! Leggings are back for the Spring and we couldn't think of better way to welcome them with a pretty floral pattern.... [More]


Jennifer Miller Love Necklace

Ok guys, here's a winner of a V-day gift for your lady. Sure, this Jennifer Miller Pave Diamond Love Necklace ($675) is a tad cliché, but the extreme sparkliness more than makes up for it!... [More]


Lancome Star Bronzer Magic Bronzing Brush

Like many of you, we're always on the go, and always on the lookout for products that we can take with us. We like a couple of things about the Lancome Star Bronzer Magic Bronzing Brush ($33). We like that we can pull it from our handbags for quick touch-ups,... [More]


Special Guest Post by Beauty Junkies Unite: 5 Hand Creams You've Probably Never Tried, but Definitely Should

Everyone say a big Outblush-style welcome to our newest guest poster, Amber M. from Beauty Junkies Unite! Like us, she's always on the hunt for the next Holy Grail product, and has a cosmetology background to back up her reviews. Take it away, Amber! If you're looking down at your... [More]


Personal Shopper: Cute Rompers for Petite Chelsea

Chelsea H. writes, "Hello! I read your blog and your staff list to make sure my request would be appropriate. Maybe this would be best for Layla? I'm 5'1'' and I'm looking for a cute and petite romper for $50 or less. I love the vintage, lace, chic look and... [More]

Spin The Bottle Game

Spin The Bottle Game

Evoke the feeling of butterflies in your stomach during those basement spin the bottle games during your tween years! The Spin The Bottle Game ($30) will add a racy spin to your Valentine's Day this year. This game et includes 36 action cards featuring three different themes - types of... [More]


Derry Church Artisan Chocolates Valentine's Day Sucre-Canelle Truffles

If this were a podcast post, all you'd hear was us going, "Glhkfaaa ymmmm mmm om non nom," because we can't stop eating Derry Church Artisan Chocolates' special Valentine's Day Sucre-Canelle Truffles ($32 for a bag of 15). Sucre-Canelle means 'cinnamon sugar,' and these little gems taste like the love... [More]


Now & Zen Bamboo Alarm Clock

What a way to start our day. Rather than being blared into consciousness, the Now & Zen Bamboo Alarm Clock ($120) chimes gently (just once). 3 ½ minutes later it strikes again. Over the next 10 minutes, those chimes become more frequent. It's such a kind way to wake us... [More]

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Vibeke Skar Lily Lamp

It's no wonder the Vibeke Skar Lily Lamp ($Inquire) makes us feel at peace. Inspired by the University Botanical Garden in Oslo, Norway, this lamp rebuilds the essence of the Victoria water lily in geometric forms. Really, this pendant is nothing short of perfection.... [More]


Yves Saint Laurent Nail Touch Lacquer Pen Brush

For those of who travel (even back and forth to work), the Yves Saint Laurent Nail Touch Lacquer Pen Brush ($26) is a freakishly easy way to transport our favorite shades of nail color. In a single click, we can coat our nails in a blanket of pearly or glossy... [More]


Big Bow Large Canvas Tote Bag

Are you tired of the bow trend yet? 'Cause we're certainly not! Especially if it gives us darling accessories like the Big Bow Large Canvas Tote Bag ($42) from the Etsy shop, Soraam. This tote is big enough to carry most laptop sizes (18"w x 17.5" t) and we're stoked... [More]

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Drizzle Placemats

If you're digging the natural wood grain of our table top, let it show through the sheer Drizzle Placemats ($16). These hand silk-screened silicone mats sprinkle vibrant color into your table setup without overpowering anything. We dig the simplicity.... [More]


Shoshanna Strapless Tulip Dress

The Strapless Tulip Dress ($350) by Shoshanna has a kind of retro 80's pattern going on. Are the 80's considered retro, yet? We digress. It's a cute pattern on an even cuter dress style. We're all about short, sassy, and strapless for upcoming spring events!... [More]


I Feel Like a Number Necklace

Would you be interested in jewelry that reminds you of the DMV or perhaps a small corner deli? Sure, it doesn't sound like the most inspiring place for fine adornments, but inspiration can be found everywhere, as evidenced by the I Feel Like a Number Necklace ($60).... [More]


Dr. Nicholas Perricone Skin Nutrition Lunchbox

We all know that eating well impacts the way we look and feel. We also know that nourishing our skin impacts the way it looks and feels. So, how great is it that we have available to us this Skin Nutrition Lunchbox ($65) that offers our skin a feast of... [More]

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Culture Club: Nendo Ceramic Speaker

Whoa, technology gets a staggering style makeover in the Nendo Ceramic Speaker ($Inquire). Building these speakers from paper thin slices of ceramic pieces can only be done by mercury fusion process performed by robots. Yeah, our minds are blown too. Japanese soccer star, Hidetoshi Nakata founded the Revalue Nippon Project... [More]


Luxxbox NeoRoc Tray

The Aussie designers responsible for the Luxxbox NeoRoc Tray ($Inquire) call it "debonair meets punk." It's hard to be punk with a color called "fairy floss," but this manages to disarm our pretty in pink expectations. This Rococo remix is Wonderland hittin' Alice in the face.... [More]


Juliet & Company Candy Mini ID Bracelet

Show off your sweet side with the Candy Mini ID Bracelet ($28) by Juliet & Company. It's a throwback to childhood--a time when candy was one of life's biggest pleasures. Who are we kidding, a movie theater box of Junior Mints or SnoCaps can still make our day. poll by... [More]


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Pearl Lipstick

Have you ever been talking to someone and noticed that the other person couldn't take his eyes off your mouth? And then...have you ever caught yourself thinking, "Good for me?" We want you to think good for me over and over during the week. That's why we're showing you Yves... [More]


Silvery Rough Diamond Ring

Because we're so used to seeing diamonds in their bling-bling shiny state, it's hard to remember that they start out as rough stones. The Silvery Rough Diamond Ring ($69) features an uncut, conflict-free diamond on a 14K gold filled setting. We love the natural, simple look of it, and believe... [More]

Young, Fabulous & Broke Imogen Sunset Dress

Young, Fabulous & Broke Imogen Sunset Dress

A one-shoulder, flowy, ombre coral dress....we SO want the Young, Fabulous & Broke Imogen Sunset Dress ($145) for our President's Day weekend girls getaway!... [More]

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A Little Round-Round-Land Cup

Yes, the price of the A Little Round-Round-Land Cup ($70) is more than a little steep, but watch the merchant video, and you'll see why. Mirrored surfaces reflect the golden carousel horses on the upper spinning saucer; when we turn the top saucer, it looks like a merry-go-round in motion.... [More]


Fair Trade Leather Travel Journal

Store all your written memories from your adventures around the globe in this handsome Fair Trade Leather Travel Journal ($26). It'll make a great addition to your bookshelf when you return, and you'll always have a handy reference when you want to remember just how cute that French waiter in... [More]

Nothing Compares To A Mothers Love Necklace

Nothing Compares To A Mothers Love Necklace

A mother's love really is like no other. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate your mom this Valentine's Day than with the Nothing Compares To A Mother's Love Necklace ($32). This necklace also comes with two heart charms that can be personalized with initials.... [More]


J Brand Lovestory Jeans

Okay. You all have no idea how excited we are that wide leg and flare jeans are making a comeback this spring. After 2 years of the skinny jean trend, we're ready to go back to jeans that elongate our legs and balance out our figure from the hips down.... [More]


Guerlain Midnight Star Collect'or Extraordinary Radiance Treatment

Guerlain Midnight Star Collect'or Extraordinary Radiance Treatment ($73) comes in single-dose capsules that are filled with a pearlescent gel that glides like velvet onto our skin to smoothe and protect our faces from environmental toxins. It's for those days when we're tired and our faces could use a boost of... [More]

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Parrot Shine Mirror

We dove into the Lladro Parrot Party Collection and surfaced with a treaaure: the Parrot Shine Mirror ($950) by Eva Maria Cuerva. Two little lovebirds nest in a circular hole (awwwww). Unique angular beveling makes the simple circle shape more interesting.... [More]

Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies

Before you head out to that Superbowl party, brush up on your football knowledge and tackle those terms with Football For Dummies ($13)! Former pro, Howie Long, will counsel you from start to finish--or should that be from first down to touchdown?... [More]

Tory Burch Amanda Logo Flap Clutch

Tory Burch Amanda Logo Flap Clutch

We'd love to rock the Tory Burch Amanda Logo Flap Clutch ($325) during our next girl's night out adventure! This pretty lil' thing has a removable chain strap and removable mirror in gorgeous navy textured leather.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Gifts for Katie's Wonderful Boss

Says Katie: "I need to find a great thank-you gift for my boss for writing me a stellar recommendation for graduate school. My boss is an accomplished, poised, confident woman who is fluent in Italian and Spanish and just celebrated her 40th birthday, but looks 25. Basically the woman I... [More]


Despair, Inc. BitterSweets

Effing Valentine's Day.... $200 rose bouquets that wilt within 3 days. Heart-shaped chocolates that taste like desperation. Overheated restaurants crammed full of unhappy couples. Uncomfortable, itchy, expensive lingerie you'll never wear again. Stupid chalky-tasting conversation hearts that say crap like, "I LUV U" and "B MINE 4EVR". *grumble grumble* Got... [More]


The Black Spot Books Library for the Neck

When we first saw this Library for the Neck ($350) we immediately thought what a sweet piece it would be for a librarian. But then we realized we didn't know any librarians young hip enough for jewelry like this. We're keeping it mind for when our friend graduates with her... [More]


Nanimarquina Potten Vessels

Don't be fooled by the Nanimarquina Potten Vessels ($Inquire) - they aren't actually pottery. Look closely at the colored rims. Those stripes are cotton and synthetic latex, wrapped around and around to make a fun rainbow effect. Mixing so many colors makes us happy, and this feel-good look is charitable... [More]


M.A.C. Mickey Contractor Athma Eye Shadow Quad

Mickey Contractor Athma Eye Shadow Quad ($50) is all about having dual personality. With only four colors it provides luster, satin and matte finishes, as well as shades from light to very, very deep. As if those things weren't enough to sell us on this quad, two of the featured... [More]


JetPax Jetlag Relief

It's always exciting to go on a trip to a far off destination, but it can be a drag adjusting to the local time zone. It seems so wasteful to spend hours in bed when you could be up exploring your new city. Next time you're going on a trip... [More]


ORE Plum Blossom Room Divider

Stuck on how to add some graphic punch of color into a monochromatic modern space? Usher in some Eastern flair with the ORE Plum Blossom Room Divider ($66). Pretty flowers on climbing branches add color and movement to a room and keep it from feeling too stuffy. Here's an idea:... [More]


Modcloth Flock of the Bay Coat

We may be pining for summer, but the truth is, we'll take a moderately warm spring season, too! Especially since trenches seem to be the outerwear of choice this season. We're fans of the Flock of the Bay Coat ($150) at Modcloth with it's cute gull pattern and little sailor... [More]


Durex Love-Box

We LOVE that the condom industry is finally catching on that *gasp* girls buy condoms, too! Fun and feminine condom cases have been popping up everywhere, but we're glad that Durex offers the Love-Box ($6), a stylish condom tin packaged with three condoms. Though maybe not so subtle as other... [More]

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Travel Sized Body-Mini Kit

The Travel Sized Body-Mini Kit ($40) is a cool neon gift that keeps on giving (even if it's a gift for ourselves). With packaging that takes us back to the 1968 Marilyn Monroe Avante Garde Magazine spread, this is the chicest travel kit we've seen, bar-none. We'd happily freshen up... [More]


Iconic Wood Art Block Coasters

We all need coasters. Let us rephrase that: Those of us who don't live in a barn and chew with our mouths open need a nice set of coasters to protect our furniture. How eye-catching are these Iconic Wood Art Block Coasters ($30/set of four)? Whether you're a photographer or... [More]


Nine West Nicefit

Winter weather had us down, so we dove headfirst into a spring shoe shopping frenzy. Nevermind the fact we can't wear these beautiful Nicefit Peeptoes ($89) anytime soon (especially since they don't ship until mid-March), we're grabbing a pair. Especially because they're available up to size 12. Cute shoes for... [More]


Flirty Little Secret Firming Bronzer with Pheromones

If we added teeth whitening to the list of claims the Flirty Little Secret Firming Bronzer with Pheromones ($32) makes, it would have it all. This bronzer features a light shimmer with a sassy secret weapon - pheromones, designed to make you irresistible. The bronze matches every skin tone and... [More]


2011 Resolutions: Get Adventurous!

We know how it goes. The daily grind seems to always prevent you from getting out there and seeking adventure. Whether you make the decision to save money for more practical things, or save your vaycay time for trips to visit family, you just never seem to plan for just... [More]


Personal Shopper: A To Catch A Thief wedding gown for Ashley B

Ashley B. wrote, "Hello Outblush! First, gush ... y'all are so fun! I read through your posts daily and have done most of my holiday shopping simply by browsing your blog. Thank you! Second, I'm engaged, hurray! I'm sure you get that a lot. I have y'all to thank, though,... [More]

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Danica Studio Margot Laptop Bag

*Gasp* We can't stop staring at the Danica Studio Margot Laptop Bag ($55). Line-drawn flowers and vines are adorable without being too cutesy. Perfect for that fashion forward gal that loves feminine floral, but hates looking like a middle school-er.... [More]

Gown-2-Go- Designer Maternity Hospital Gown

Gown-2-Go- Designer Maternity Hospital Gown

Is it possible to look like a rockstar right after you give birth? Umm of course it is....especially if you're sporting a Gown-2-Go- Designer Maternity Hospital Gown ($69), which can be completely customized with your favorite fabric. Make that first family photo one that you're happy to display!... [More]


Ticket Kitchen Three Chili Sticks, Service for 4

Soooo, we labored away this past holiday season, perfecting a hot chocolate on a stick recipe to give to all our co-workers and service wo/men. Little did we know that Ticket Kitchen was also perfecting their hot chocolate on a stick recipe (to much greater success, we're sure!). We love... [More]


The Girl Who Played With Fire on DVD

If you liked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you can't miss the second installment of Daniel Alfredson's interpretation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium trilogy. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist reprise their roles as anti-social genius Lisbeth Salander and brilliant reporter Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl Who Played With Fire... [More]

Gabriella Rocha Tabollo Romper

Gabrielle Rocha Tabollo Romper

Ahoy all the boys will stoked to see you in the Gabriella Rocha Tabollo Romper ($47 on sale). Grab this flirty little romper for that seaside weekend getaway. Warning: The pirates may want you to surrender that booty!... [More]

Butterfly Cluster Ring

Butterfly Cluster Ring

Latte schmmmatte! For less than a cup of joe, you can rock the Butterfly Cluster Ring ($5) on your finger!... [More]


Christian Dior Vernis Nail Polish

Don't you just want to skip through a flower garden while wearing this "spring-state-of-mind" shade? No, really...anyone want to skip through a garden with us? We haven't skipped in ages. Christian Dior Vernis Nail Polish ($30) goes on silky smooth, is chip-resistant, and long-lasting. Plus, the vibrant colors make us... [More]

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Sangean Table Top Radio

We're adult enough to invest in a classy radio. The elegant Sangean Table Top Radio ($80) has more than clear, booming sound quality. Nostalgic rotary dials and an acoustically designed wooden cabinet balance a modern lighted analog display and an LED tuning marker. With a universal AUX-In jack for portable... [More]

Reebok ZigEnergy Sneakers

Reebok ZigEnergy Sneakers

Say hello to the newest toning shoes, which are designed to tone and condition muscles! The Reebok ZigEnergy Sneakers ($100) will give your feet and body a refreshing boost of energy. The ZigTech feature is designed to make you (the star athlete that you are) more fuel efficient. Hence allowing... [More]


Follow Me Twitter Tattoo Tights

We could seriously go broke buying out all the amazing tattoo tights in Tattoo Sock's Etsy shop. But since we're still working earnestly on our New Year's resolution to stick to a budget, we're going to pick just one pair. Ta-da! The Follow Me Twitter Tattoo Tights ($23) manage to... [More]

Taco Yummy Pocket

Taco Yummy Pocket

Fill your Taco Yummy Pocket ($5) with all the mouth-watering fixins'....quarters, Jeffersons, Jacksons and maybe even a Franklin or two.... [More]


Chanel Powder Blush

Do you know what we want someone to say to us one day? We want a total stranger to walk up and say, "You are absolutely radiant." And then, if he doesn't pee on the ground or start walking in circles while talking to himself, we're going to be so... [More]


Camera Pencil Sharpener

If you're one of the few who still uses traditional pencils as opposed to the new-fangled mechanical kind, you'll be lucky enough to need this Camera Pencil Sharpener ($14). It's enough to make us switch back to good old yellow number 2s so we can keep this fun office accessory... [More]

Porn Star Necklace

You Tell Us: Porn Star Necklace

Valentine's Day is merely less than a month away and we're on the hunt for unique gifts for the big day! Needless to say, we've stumbled upon the Porn Star Necklace ($48). We want to know what you think...so you tell us. poll by twiigs.com... [More]


DCI Tipsy Wine Glass Set

Hmmm, the wine we consume usually makes us tipsy enough, so we narrowed our eyes at the Tipsy Wine Glass Set ($36, set of 6) by DCI. The glasses wobble and tip on an embedded ball underneath the bases, but they don't tip over. We admit they're pretty to look... [More]


Maroc Embroidered Duvet + Shams

We couldn't help but be inspired by the Maroc Embroidered Duvet & Shams ($29-$169). At first glance, it's attractive, crisply-tailored bedding; pure sophistication. But upon closer inspection we notice the intricate Moorish-inspired embroidery that runs through the fabric and are amazed at how this classic style has been taken up... [More]


Jennifer Zeuner Large Cursive Bracelet

Personalized jewelry always feels special to us, even if there's another woman out there wearing the same initial. We're always drawn to pieces with a little more flair than a sans-serif letter hanging around our neck, and the Jennifer Zeuner Large Cursive Bracelet ($154) has just the right amount of... [More]


Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Gold Tote Gift Set

Gift sets make us smile. Do you know how much fun we have receiving a gift just for purchasing a product we were going to buy anyway? In this case, we purchase Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Gold Tote Gift Set ($80), for the Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum Spray -... [More]

Laguna Dress

Laguna Dress

The Laguna Dress ($80) will certainly make you stand out in the sea of LBDs. We promise you'll be a breath of fresh air wave of fresh water. This beautiful silk strapless dress has an ombre top and a bottom full of flowy frayed tiers.... [More]


PLAY COMME DES GARÇONS Converse Red Heart Sneakers

Give your man's feet a little love with the PLAY COMME DES GARÇONS Converse Red Heart Sneakers ($95). These adorable low tops with rubber cap toe feature a sweet little red heart logo and black canvas panel at the heel. With those peepers - we think she may be flirting... [More]


Film Messenger Bag

This hip, khaki canvas Film Messenger Bag ($34) caught our eye simply because of its laid-back, relaxed style. Oh sure, we like that there are three internal dividers to help us keep our stuff organized and that we can adjust the shoulder strap so that it fits just right. But... [More]


Olive Manna Shopping List

If one of your resolutions for 2011 was keeping a tighter eye on your budget, we've found a handy tool to help you out. This Shopping List ($15) from Olive Manna allows you to keep track of the cost of your items and your spending with handy boxes to check.... [More]



How cool is this for an ice tray? The Iceorb ($16) makes 21 ice cubes, has room to store another 51, and can be used to keep bottles cold. Take our word for it; it's pretty damn sexy in the ice tray world.... [More]


New Kids On The Block Junk Food T-shirt

Will we ever get over our adolescent loves of Joey, Jonathan, Danny, Donnie and Jordan? Nope, sure won't! New Kids On The Block Junk Food T-shirt ($35) features a distressed print of their classic logo, in a thin, soft and comfy material. Ahhh - the good old days.... [More]


TheBalm Shady Lady Vol. 3

Love a little....experimentation in the morning? Then TheBalm Shady Lady Volume 3 ($40) might just be your new favorite wake-up call. A $108 value, you get nine luxuriously pigmented shadows that also double as liners when applied wet, for practically endless different looks. And, as we've told you before, Shady... [More]

Personal Shopper Linda

Personal Shopper: Knockoff Christian Dior Lace Pumps for Linda's Wedding Day

Linda writes: "I am in love with these. If you come across anything similar for 200 or less let me know please. I would love them for my wedding day. With love, Linda" Dearest Linda, congrats on your upcoming nuptials! And we love the fact that you're willing to dabble... [More]

Milly Nautical Charm Necklace

Milly Nautical Charm Necklace

We've got nautical fever already! And we really want the Milly Nautical Charm Necklace ($225).This necklace features a navy ribbon woven through gold chains attached to shell charms and coral beads. Oh dearest Valentine, navigate your way over and please surprise us!... [More]

Botkier Howard St Snakeskin Embossed Satchel

Botkier Howard St. Snakeskin Embossed Satchel

The Botkier Howard St. Snakeskin Embossed Satchel ($575) is definitely a statement bag! This satchel consists of blue and yellow python-embossed leather detailed with four zip pockets and long tassels.... [More]

Jumbo Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Jumbo Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Ooooey goooey deliciousness! We'd love to receive a box of these scrumptious Jumbo Gooey Cinnamon Rolls ($15). Each cinnamon roll is packed with the best cinnamon and topped with homemade cream cheese icing. You'll receive 6 of these and we won't think any less of you if you decide not... [More]

Charlotte Russe Heartthrob Longline Bra

Charlotte Russe Heartthrob Longline Bra

The Charlotte Russe Heartthrob Longline Bra ($13) is receiving a big thumbs up from us! This blue beauty is downright smokin' hot! It has all the bells and whistles - floral lace, satin bow accents, molded cups, sheer sides and more.... [More]


Recycled Airplane Furniture Gallery Bar

We can't afford our own private jet yet, so the Recycled Airplane Furniture Gallery Bar ($Inquire) will remind us of our aspirations. Finally, the perfect shiny accent for our retro entertaining space! Custom made drawers, a vintage ice bucket, wine and can rack, wood cutting board, and cash drawer is... [More]


Elizabeth Arden Intervene Foundation

Word on the street is that it's the all day wear that girls are diggin' about this Elizabeth Arden Intervene Foundation ($36). It has a micro-mineral pigmented formula that brightens skin, giving it a more even-toned appearance, but it really does seem to be the wearability that helps it stand... [More]

Forever21 Trouble Maker Top

Forever21 Trouble Maker Top

We all love to cause a ruckus every now and then, right? Well why not do so in the Forever21 Trouble Maker Top ($15).... [More]


Small Key Holder

We're going to write a childrens book about a girl who is late everywhere. Seriously. It would be cathartic. We know that girl and writing a cute book about her would be so much healthier than punching her in the nose next time she rushes into a room and announces,... [More]

Bucket of Beads

Bucket of Beads

Set the mood for your Mardi Gras party with the Bucket of Beads ($15). This bucket is bursting with 72 beaded necklaces in shades of green, purple and gold. It's truly a must-have for that Fat Tuesday shindig!... [More]


Thomas Pink Silver Valentine's Heart Cufflinks

Why should the guys be the only ones to wear fancy shirts with sweet little cuffs? Well, they shouldn't! Thomas Pink Silver Valentine's Heart Cufflinks ($165) are gorgeous little bits of bling for your professional attire. Silver, dainty, classic and sophisticated - plus they go along with that whole, "will... [More]


White Sands Liquid Texture

You ever forget where you left the car keys, parked your Prius, or the last time you shaved your legs? Even when our brains are on overload, Liquid Texture ($19) remembers everything. This hair spray recalls just how your hair looked right after you finished styling it. It even remembers... [More]


Special Guest Post by Lee Ohio Designs: J. Crew Mara Suede Wedges

We're about to unveil a level of lavishness previously unknown to an Outblush Guest Post... Please give a round of applause for Jennifer Hallsey of Lee Ohio Designs, an opulent jewelry company we've had our eye on for some time. She plays up "dramatic colors and exquisite textures" in her... [More]

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Culture Club: Jaime Hayon Optical Glass

Handmade refinements of Jaime Hayon's Optical Glass ($135) fool us into thinking we're looking at a fine crystal decanter set. Whoops, the perfectly sculpted geometric stuff fooled us--these are actually modular glass pieces that stack up however we please. They're the fanciest building blocks we've ever seen. Puh-leeaaase keep the... [More]


Anything Scissors by Michael Sodeau

We sort of catch our breath anytime we find an ordinary item that has been re-imagined as art. In this case, it's a basic pair of scissors that we would love to see sitting on our desks each day. The Anything Scissors ($39) are available in black, white, orange, or... [More]


Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Print Maxi Dress

We're all in on the secret of getting through the final vestiges of winter: dreaming of warm weather. We feel warmer just looking at this Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Print Maxi Dress ($178) with its inset empire waist, gently pleated skirt, and soft feminine pattern. It's like burying our cold... [More]


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue

You know those nights when you're feeling all Downtown Julie Brown -- you wanna dress up, glam out, and get down with your bad self? (Just in case you were wondering, those are straight-up 1980s references). Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue ($18) is there to make sure that your... [More]

Badgley Mischka Bow Watch

Badgley Mischka Bow Watch

Tie on a pretty watch when you wrap the Badgley Mischka Bow Watch ($154) around your wrist. This pretty lil' thing is as charming as you are, dollface! This white leather strap features a stainless steel case in the shape of a bow with a stunning white mother of pearl... [More]


The Cloud Bookcase

The Cloud Bookcase ($1,034) is spendy, but oh so distinctive. You can piece the 73 x 41 inch modules together to create functional, one-of-a-kind artwork. You can mix and match colors to your own tastes, and add to the set over the years. And because each of these "shelves" is... [More]


Whatever Wall Clock

The Whatever Wall Clock ($27) made us laugh. Our entire day is so tied up in being at a specific spot by a specific time; performing a particular task by a particular deadline. How much fun would it be to shrug and say, "Whatever?" We like that this clock pokes... [More]


Jimmy Choo Opaque Sandal

It feels like a waste of breath (or in this case, finger power) to say anything about the Jimmy Choo Opaque Sandal ($795). This leather strappy sandal with the fun rosette speaks for itself. And the good news is that they can be pre-ordered so that you'll have them in... [More]


Zirh Wash

One of us is married to a guy who is obsessed with his complexion. We laugh, but we also respect the way he looks after his skin (but don't tell him, he's ridiculous enough as it is). We like Zirh Wash ($15) for him because his skin is a little... [More]


Barbie Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Set

Combining a super hot designer and a super hot American icon, the Barbie Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Set ($24) is almost too much! Adler brings his fresh and modern approach to interior design to this Barbie accessory pack. Let your fav blonde bombshell recline in fashion on her stylish pink... [More]

Island Vacation Dress

Island Vacation Dress

Be sure to pack the Island Vacation Dress ($23) for your President's Day weekend rendezvous! This asymmetrical one-shoulder chiffon dress has a captivating abstract island inspired print trimmed with tiered ruffles and a self belt. The red and brown color combo is perfect for that sultry salsa night at your... [More]


Patina Little Things Plaque

Yeah, the whole "enjoy the little things" phrase is kind of a cliche. But we like where the Little Things Plaque ($12) at Patina ends up...it's good to be reminded that the little things are what we get most nostalgic about. Hang this plaque in a room where you'll be... [More]


Doubtblush: Tampon Catnip Toy

What? No way! That can't be! A cat playing with a bloody tampon? Yep, sure is! The Tampon Catnip Toy ($7) is crocheted and made with 100% organic catnip. Um... yeah. So you tell us... the perfect way to gross out your house guests, or just plain gross?... [More]


Herman Miller Marshmallow Sofa

The result of a collaborative and experimental effort between designers George Nelson and Irving Harper, this sofa came about when they took an inventor's plastic disc, arranged them on a steel frame, and created a masterpiece. The Herman Miller Marshmallow Sofa ($3099) is guaranteed to make a bold statement in... [More]


Classic Tiles Page Flags

You will get organized this year. You will do it in style. You will begin with the Classic Tiles Page Flags ($5). Inspired by colorful Portuguese tiles, these flags let you file, find and keep track of your projects - beautifully.... [More]

Pregnancy Wishbone Necklace

Pregnancy Wishbone Necklace

Wish that expectant mama a happy and healthy pregnancy! The Pregnancy Wishbone Necklace ($35) is the perfect baby shower gift. You can customize it by choosing a pink pearl, blue pearl or yellow pearl.... [More]


Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

We can't wait to get our hands on a copy of Portia De Rossi's new memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain ($15). We've been hearing only good things, like how Portia tackles the tough issues of her eating disorders and homosexuality with honesty, bravery, and grace, and... [More]


Keratin Complex Infusion

This is not a "we think this product is cool, so you should buy it" posting. This is a "this Outblush editor uses this and it has changed her overprocessed, over straightened, straw like/coarse hair... into silk" posting. Keratin Complex Infusion ($22) is a unique formula that opens the cuticle... [More]


Fleur of England Crush Babydoll

Valentine's Day may be about lovers, but it's about you, too. Think about it. Your nightly garb probably looks a lot like ours: yoga pants, an oversized tee or a sweatshirt. Winter isn't exactly the best season for looking ready for a romp. So when V-day comes around, we jump... [More]


3M Scotch FurFighter

We love our furry friends. We don't however, love their hair all over our coats and couches. The 3M Scotch FurFighter ($6) is the ultimate hair and dander remover. Thousands of tiny rubber fingers grip and trap embedded hairs as you brush. Pick up over 3 times more pet hair... [More]


Anthropologie Frog Lake Ring

Talk about statement jewelry. The Frog Lake Ring ($338) at Anthropologie features a 22k gold plated little hopper sitting atop a rippling blue onyx stone. Frogs are said to bring good luck and transformation, so maybe it'll turn that dud we went on a date with into Mr. Right...meh, we'll... [More]


Blomus Magnetic Board

If "become more organized" was one of your resolutions this new year, may we suggest the Magnetic Board ($56) from Blomus? It includes a flexible strip at the top that holds a pen, plenty of room to attach notes (using really cute magnets - we love really cute magnets), and... [More]


Juicy Couture Bolle Oversized Open Weave Sweater

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave." In this case, it's one heck of a nice weave we've gotten ourselves into. The 'Bolle' Oversized Open Weave Sweater ($310) by Juicy Couture is the kind of sweater we find ourselves waiting all week to get into. It's the kind of sweater... [More]


Tarina Tarantino Special Edition Dollskin Powder

Let's start off with a disclaimer here: "Regular" Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Powder costs around $32, so if you're looking for a long-lasting powder that can be applied in layers - from sheer to full-on foundation - this may be the product for you. It prides itself on leaving skin looking... [More]



Oh how we love when gadgets and food combine! The iGrill ($99) is not your ordinary cooking thermometer - it's equipped with Bluetooth® technology to turn your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into your own personal grilling master. Touch screen, wireless, 200 foot+ range, multi-probe capacity, cooking time remaining function... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Slim Boyish Sweater for Sunny

Sunny writes: "Hi, my friend said you might be able to help me. I'm looking for a sweater like the pic i've attached. This is what I'm looking for: sweatery, long, kind of slim, crew neck, boyish, to the thigh, slim arms (not tight, but not oversized) that are at... [More]


Eyebobs Bamboozled

We're proud of you. You finally crossed, "get eyes checked," off your to-do list. The bad news - you need new specs. Not to worry, the ultra hip and chic Eyebobs Bamboozled ($75) will aid your peepers, and your style. These gorgeous little frames are red, spicy and totally giving... [More]

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Fyndes Vintage Bookcase

Oops. We just fell in love with the Fyndes Vintage Bookcase ($2399) by Jaren Goh. Our fondness of antique everything and mod-minimalism just collided in a big kaboom. Warm baroque nostalgia encased in sterile white ... kinda like a museum on a smaller, home decor scale.... [More]


Porter Gulch Love Ring

Are you wrapped around her little finger? Show it! Porter Gulch Put Some Love On Your Finger Ring ($60)... [More]


Chinese Food Pencil Cup

If we stick to our New Year's Resolution to stay away from take-out, the Chinese Food Pencil Cup ($15) is the closest we'll come, at least for the next few weeks. The perfect way to enjoy your favorite take-out carrying device, this ceramic vessel is great for packing full of... [More]


The Periodic Tablecloth of Swearing

We don't know why swearing is so damned fun, maybe because our parents always told us not to, but it's a devilish good time. And what's better than a swearing fit? A British version! The The Periodic Tablecloth of Swearing (£10) will help you bone up on your accent while... [More]


H2O Plus Marine Cleansing Gel

We dare you to try H20 Plus Marine Cleansing Gel ($20) without falling a little in love. It's corny to say, we know, but how else do we describe how silky our skin feels after washing it with these micro-encapsulated softening beads? It's not made of magical elixir, but pretty... [More]


Deyrolle Pour Opening Ceremony Skirt

Long skirts are in, chickadees. How do we know? Well, there would not be such an amazing variety of them hitting the runways right now if it weren't true. The Deyrolle Pour Opening Ceremony Skirt ($280) gets it just right by skimming the hips and using interesting textiles. Even if... [More]


Gehry Pito Kettle

Ask yourself these questions: A) How many tea kettles do I expect to purchase in my lifetime? B) Will I be displaying the kettle on the stovetop like a work of art? The answers to those questions may help you determine whether you're ready to invest in a stunning piece... [More]


Presidential Ham Poster

Always wanted to memorize the Presidents, but found it difficult? Perhaps we can help. The Presidential Ham Poster ($7) might shed some light on this difficult task. Why you ask? Because pictures of Presidents are boring. But pictures of Presidents holding a ham... well, now you've sparked our interest. The... [More]


Soup And Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo

Nothing says comfort food like a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup. And nothing better serves this combo to you than the Soup And Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo ($30). This ceramic duo allows you to indulge with a perfectly balanced tray that makes sure your soup won't... [More]


Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette

The thing about the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette ($60) is that it is so powerful. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the application options are endless. You can go for a low-key look or drama galore. You can use one swipe, or layer it until you've created your... [More]

Charlotte Russe Lip Print Cardigan

Charlotte Russe Lip Print Cardigan

So we're not really the kind of gals that wears holiday sweaters, but if we were to wear one....We would totally rock the Charlotte Russe Lip Print Cardigan ($27) this Valentine's Day. We'll be a good sport and wear our heart lips on our sleeve this year.... [More]

I Make Beautiful Babies Pendant

I Make Beautiful Babies Pendant

We all have a super power, right? All babies are beautiful, which is why we heart the I Make Beautiful Babies Pendant ($16). What's your super power, wonderwoman?... [More]

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Onyx Perfume Oil

Pint sized and gorgeous, Onyx Perfume Oil ($45) by Sage Machado is much more than a pretty package. With black coconut, tobacco and oakmoss top notes, we'll be dreaming of a tropical hike while riding the cramped commute. Lingering base notes of vanilla, amber and soft musks make a sweet... [More]


Landon Accent Chair

We can't honestly tell you that we walk into Macy's on a regular basis to look at furniture. Oh sure, we glance as we're strolling toward the departments we normally visit, but we had to stop when we found this Landon Accent Chair ($599/On Sale). Sure, it's pretty, but it's... [More]


Valentino Large Petale Tote

There's no getting past the fact that the Valentino Large Petale Tote ($1,795) is a dreamy handbag. It may be the large petal detail on front that initially draws attention to this bag, but there's so much more to it. It's made of sand macintosh, a water resistant rubberized cloth... [More]


Josie Maran Argan Color Stick

Remember when you were a kid and first experimenting with makeup? How many times did you walk into the living room, only to have one of your parents offer to give you a ride to the circus where you could hang out with your other clown friends? Okay, maybe your... [More]

I Hope You Choke On A Dick Card

You Tell Us: I Hope You Choke On A Dick Card

Inquiring minds want to know what you think of the I Hope You Choke On A Dick Card ($4). We personally would like to stash a few of these in our desks for those appropriate moments with our frenemies. So you tell us.... poll by twiigs.com... [More]


Cura Viso Brillante Brightening Face Ultra-Refiner

We don't know that we've ever actually met anyone with a perfect complexion. And if we did ever meet someone with a perfect complexion, we do know that we would never have our photo taken standing next to her. What we like about Cura Viso Brillante Brightening Face Ultra-Refiner ($55)... [More]


Paint Palette Pillow

Anything that makes a place feel like our own is okay with us. And anything that ties the colors together in our place is utterly wonderful. This Paint Palette Pillow ($35) is an easy way to accomplish both goals. Paint (even if it's on a pillow) is a wonderful decorating... [More]


Writers Block

We're all writers. The only difference is whether we get paid for it or not. That means, of course, that on occasion we all get writers block. Like, have you ever been writing a simple email to someone you don't know well and just completely stalled? This very cute Writers... [More]


Munchmoney Coin Purse

We're adding some character to the contents of our handbag with the hilarious Munchmoney Coin Purse ($15). Kinda embarrassed about liking this pun so much, but whatevs. With this guy to keep us company, nothin' can get us down. Nom nom nom!... [More]


Amika Zebra 19 MM Tourmaline Curler

Wow, have curling irons evolved! The Amika Zebra 19 MM Tourmaline Curler ($128) gives salon-quality style without tugging, breaking or creasing our hair. Look at the barrel. See how there's no clip there? It's this technology that keeps our locks from getting abused while we curl them. We also love... [More]

Forever21 Sailor Girl Jean

Forever21 Sailor Girl Jean

Loose lips may sink ships, but that's ok! We want you to look naughty-cal this Spring. The Forever21 Sailor Girl Jean ($23) is a trendy take on the skinny jean. These capris boast a mock button placket in a fabulous shade of dark denim.... [More]


Infant Football Cocoon

Pass that sweet bundle of joy to Dad this Playoff weekend. Once he sees his lil' guy wrapped in the Infant Football Cocoon ($35), you'll be able to sneak away for that marvelous manicure.... [More]


Sterling Silver Letter Opener

We've decided that we'll know we're truly grown up when we buy our first letter opener. Once we get past that "oh just rip it open and hope it's not another bill" mentality, we think we'll opt for something like one of these Sterling Silver Letter Openers ($49). How sophisticated.... [More]


Love & Matteness Oil-Free Pressed Powder

It would be nice if we had just the correct balance of oil in our skin, but the truth is, most of us have too much or too little. If you're one of those gals with skin that sometimes looks like a skillet after it's been used to fry bacon,... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/21/11

So, uh, how're those New Year's resolutions going, anyways? Whether you're still soldiering on (Props to you!) or have let that resolution to work out 6 times a week quietly die a natural death (Still, props to you!), we happen to think EVERYONE should resolve to treat themselves more.... With... [More]


Guest Post by CityGirlInRedLipstick: The Comprehensive Guide to Red Lipstick

Ladies (and men; let's not discriminate), I hate to bore you with more red lipstick stuff, I really do. I mean, it's red, it's lipstick, let's move on, right? WRONG. Wrongety-wrong. You don't even know. But guess who does? CityGirlinRedLipstick, that's who. I'm all weeping over my keyboard at the... [More]


Personal Shopper: Natalie Portman's Golden Globe's dress for Caity's prom and Jennifer's wedding

First, Jennifer wrote: "I am in love with Natalie Portman's Golden Globes dress. Is there an affordable version of it out there somewhere. I think it would make a great bridesmaid dress for my red and pink wedding." Then, Caity M. wrote: "Dear Staff, I'm a huge fan of your... [More]


Awake in the Dark

Folks, in case you weren't aware, Roger Ebert isn't just that guy who reviews movies. Roger Ebert is a national treasure. When he writes about film, you learn about the art and the industry as well as the flick that happens to be the topic, and he writes so well... [More]


Kate Spade Get Ready Jenna Dress

We don't know about you, but we've been looking for the perfect Valentine's Day dress for a few weeks already. Hey, if our man is going to shell out for a nice dinner, we might as well look our best for him! And even though red is a pretty obvious... [More]


Animag Photo Stands

Anyone can grab a cheap frame, throw a picture in it and call it a day. That ain't your style. You need fun, original, inspired. You need Animag Photo Stands ($30). Have your own mini zoo with these magnetic photo-holders. They split in half and are magnetized on each side... [More]


Votre Vu Au Revoir Trouble Spot Treatment

"Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble." (That was our rendition of the Ray LaMontagne song). Truth is; we don't want any more trouble with our skin and have been thrilled to find Votre Vu Au Revoir Trouble Spot Treatment ($21), a spot corrector that we can actually apply directly to that... [More]

Milly Belted Justene Dress

Milly Belted Justene Dress

Ohh how we would love to twirl around in the Milly Belted Justene Dress ($375)! This ivory dress is detailed with navy and red circles and detailed with thin belt to whittle your waist. The sophisticated dress reminds us of something Jackie O would have worn back in the day.... [More]

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Blue Q Boss Lady Zipper Pouch

It looks like a change purse, but the recycled Blue Q Boss Lady Zipper Pouch ($6) is practically 8"x10." Shooot, we need room to wrangle all our miscellaneous receipts'n'such. Lovin' the "Rein 'em in" tagline to death. Watch out, lil' doggies, the boss lady's here to stay.... [More]


Love Life Calendar: Day by Day

Hot on the heels of their "Life Calendar," Brigada Creativa gives us the Love Life Calendar: Day by Day ($16). The 365 days of the year are represented by a heart divided into 4 parts: Time together, Conversation, Caress-Kisses and Sex. Simply draw in the piece of the heart indicated.... [More]


Marseille Knot Door Stopper

Digs, the company that sells this Marseille Knot Door Stopper ($50), says that its designer was inspired on a yachting trip to the Mediterranean to create it. Well, goody for him. What we like is that it's a new, interesting way to keep a door open. And we didn't have... [More]


Nutra-Lift Simply Superb Goat Milk Shampoo

Even if you've never developed a taste for goat milk, you gotta give Nutra-Lift Simply Superb Goat Milk Shampoo ($18) a shot. It's a non-soap, non-detergent shampoo that actually uses goat's milk to moisturize and condition your hair and is great for people with psoriasis and dry skin. You don't... [More]


Memory of Falmouth Salt and Pepper Shakers

One day, we'll own a beach house. Everything inside will be nautical themed, but not in a tacky Crab Shack way. More like, J. Crew summer catalog photo shoot style. You get it, right? Anyway, in the mean time, we're stockpiling adorable little touches, like these Memory of Falmouth Salt... [More]

Pair of Aces Earrings

Pair of Aces Earrings

Think your best friend is the cat's meow? The best thing since sliced bread (with lots of butter - of course)? Since you've befriended her, you've always felt like you hit the jackpot. Why not show her how grateful you are with the Pair of Aces Earrings ($14).... [More]


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

One of us has a husband who thinks it's utterly hysterical that his wife is recognized by nearly every makeup sales person in town. It was during one of those recent face-to-face meetings that she was turned on to Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($17). One of her makeup... [More]


Hedgerow Duvet Set

From DwellStudio comes the Hedgerow Duvet Set ($308); a clean, fresh, modern set that will easily update and transform a tired old bedroom. You know that sanctuary you've been meaning to create in your room? Now's a really good time to get started. We really like seeing nice Bedding Options.... [More]


Anthropologie Cross-Continent Sneakers

You've got to see these Anthropologie Cross-Continent Sneakers ($98) with a casual dress. Take our word for it; it's a good look. These buttery-soft suede espadrilles come in a variety of shades, so you can find just the right pair for whatever you're wearing them with. Word on the street... [More]


Phillip Lim Halter Bathing Suit

We know it's a little early for most of us, but we just had to show you this Phillip Lim Halter Bathing Suit ($275). We think it's perfect for the girl who isn't rockin' what we lovingly refer to as "Southern California Double-Ds." It accentuates all the right parts on... [More]


Duo Wall-Mounted Toilet Brush

What is it about bath accessories that inspire us? Oh, we know...our mothers never even considered the importance of decorating the bathroom. Did they not realize how much time we spent in there, whispering on the phone with our best friends, experimenting with tweezing our eyebrows, daydreaming about the boys... [More]


SimplySoles Monogrammed Shoe and Tote Bag

What a great idea behind the Monogrammed Shoe and Tote Bag ($49, on sale) from SimplySoles. Toss your purse stuffs (keys, book to read, lip glosses..you know the drill) in the big pocket, and your shoes in the double pockets designed just for them. You can use it in the... [More]

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Caribbean Vegan

Honestly, most vegan things don't sound that appealing to us when we're on a craving train-wreck, but we might have some luck with Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion ($12). Island flavor isn't all pineapple and coconut; this how-to book teaches us how to blend... [More]


Hale Versatile Back Piece

We always envy admire women who are able to wear beautiful tops and dresses that are cut low in the back. If that happens to be you, wear this Jessica Versatile Back Piece ($82) from Hale for those of us who won't ever get the chance to. And, not that... [More]


NARS Pure Matte Lipstick

Clearly, matte lipstick is back. The problem with many matte lip colors, though, is they dry out - both in the tube and on your pout. Solution? NARS Pure Matte Lipstick ($25), offering creamy, rich color with serious moisture, thanks to wild mango butter. Available in six shades, all guaranteed... [More]


Personal Shopper: A dramatic leather jacket for Caitlin D.

Caitlin D. wrote, "Hey outblush, I've been looking for a cheaper version of this jacket for months now. There's no way I can spend $400 on a jacket. Could you find me a jacket that gives off the same vibe this one does but for cheaper? My budget is $150... [More]


Diesel Black Gold Jacchelli Overalls

These Diesel Black Gold Jacchelli Overalls ($371) strike us as a little retro and a whole lotta fun. We like pretty much everything about these overalls - from the notched lapel collar, relaxed tapered leg, distressed metal stud front closures, to the belt detailing. You'll look anything but ready to... [More]


Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads

One of our favorite indulgences is a really fine clarifying pad. Sure, we could live without them, but that's what makes them an indulgence. Let us tell you why Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads ($32) are a new preference. Not only are they formulated with pure, natural ingredients, but they help... [More]

Wanna Smush Button Badge

Wanna Smush? Button Badge

No need to say anything at all when you wear the Wanna Smush? Button Badge ($3). This little pin could have saved horny ol' Snooki so much embarassment this summer.... [More]

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Pepita Elana Bracelet

Strap on handmade Italian style with the lovely Pepita Elana Bracelet ($45). The lightweight brass mesh band is gorgeous on its own, but ombre flower applique takes it to the next level. Finished off with golden embellishments, this sophisticated bracelet is picture perfect.... [More]


SmallWorks BrickCase

Your iPhone can do pretty much anything you want it to, and now we're adding one more thing to the list. The SmallWorks BrickCase ($20) is a portable building platform in your hand. Build your very own LEGO® creations, play, modify and take them with you. Of course it provides... [More]


Badgley Mischka Fleurs de Nuit

Wanna know a secret? One of us stopped to look at Badgley Mischka Fleurs de Nuit ($90) simply because of the gorgeous black and white bottle it's in. Shallow, we know. It's a good thing she finally noticed that this bottle holds a truly intoxicating scent. It goes old-school with... [More]


United Bamboo Toggle Parka

This Toggle Parka ($787) is perfect for all of us. You girls in the colder climates have spring just around the corner, and the rest of us can always use a jacket after the sun goes down. Take a look at the fun gold metal toggles, A-line cut, and cute... [More]


Sparrow Glider

It's sleek. It's modern. It's built for comfort. It wants to live in your home. The Sparrow Glider ($999).... [More]


Tepper Jackson Luggage Tags

You know what we never think of until we're standing at the airport? Picking up those new luggage tags that we've been meaning to buy -- that's what. We are so tired of looking for a particular scratch or dent on the side of our bag that sets it apart... [More]


Normann Copenhagen Hang On Coat Rack

We liked this coat rack so much that we showed it to an artist friend in Northern California to get her take. Turns out we were right, it's a keeper. The Hang On Coat Rack ($95) was created by Jade Barnes-Richardson to look like a bunch of regular old coat... [More]


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

If you haven't been turned on to a good primer yet, take a look at Laura Mercier Foundation Primer ($40). Primer simply provides a smooth, perfect palette for your makeup. It nourishes your skin and makes it easy for your foundation to glide on and even out your complexion. Think... [More]


Special Guest Post by Teeny House Bunny: Opening Ceremony Ankle Boot Clogs

We recently got a nice little note from Alex at Teeny House Bunny, and you know we can't resist charming, talented people who want to pop onto Outblush for a visit! She's got the scoop on fab retailers nationwide since she has to find top-notch places to showcase THB's handmade... [More]


Personal Shopper: Gumboots for Julie

Julie wrote, "While on a daily stroll through the mall, I notice a pair of boot. From afar the looked glorious. Close up I was in wow. Finally, I said to myself, a pair of gumboots that dont look absolutely hideous! Gumboots with a small heel. Now I can't find... [More]


Heart Breakout Wall Decal

The Heart Breakout Wall Decal ($60) is an opportunity for us to be glass half-full gals. Those little pieces aren't running away from the heart - they just haven't caught up yet.... [More]


Juju Hat

It was hate upon first sight between us and this Juju Hat ($315). We just couldn't understand why anyone would want a Cameroonian ceremonial hat that's almost three feet wide hanging on her wall. And that's when it hit us -- it's a Cameroonian ceremonial hat. We have lots of... [More]

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Culture Club: Emily Rothschild Bicycle Necklace

After decoding the riddle of a product description, we figured out that the adorable Emily Rothschild Bicycle Necklace ($90) is even cooler than it looks. This spinning pendant acts just like a flip-book, with a dude on one side and a lady on the other. Get it? They're riding "tandem"... [More]


Jacquard Long Coat

Sometimes you look at one item and it promptly calls a whole shopping list into existence. Not only do we need this glorious Jacquard Coat ($80, also available in black), we've just discovered that we need a kisslock clutch that matches, a pair of really clicky glossy black heels, a... [More]


Lowila Cake Bar

Dry skin? Psoriasis? Hate bar soap? Okay, we asked a few questions at the same time, so we'll give you a few moments to consider your answers. If you've answered any of those questions in the affirmative, please take a look at Lowila Cake Bar ($5), billed as "A bar... [More]


Offi Magazine Stand

Eric Pfeiffer is a bit of a rarity - a gifted designer who is still affordable. Don't you love it when that happens? In this case, we're digging his Offi Magazine Stand ($129). The cool veneer and folded shape give a modern twist to this traditional accessory.... [More]


Rimstyle Miss Daisy Bag

When we stumbled across the Miss Daisy Bag ($38) at Rimstyle, we nearly clicked right on by. Truthfully, we're still not 100 percent sold on this bag. It seems to have a lot going on to the point of being a little over the top. But there's something sweet and... [More]


Bobbi Brown Beach Sunscreen Body Spray

We believe it's safe to say that we're all a little savvier than we once were about the effects of the sun on our skin and health. And we have come to the conclusion that not all sunscreens are made equally. We like Bobbi Brown Beach Sunscreen Body Spray ($28)... [More]


Cargo Pant by My Pants

We think we can all agree; a little different is good, right? Oh heck, a lot different is nice sometimes, too. What's different about these Cargo Pants by My Pants ($210) is that they're far more tailored (and tapered) than the average "dude-looking" cargo pants. We like that these were... [More]


Color Block Hanging Lights

Unless you're going old-school and rockin' some fine gas lamps around the house, we think you'll like these Color Block Hanging Lights ($126 each). The artist, Jerry Kott, handcuts, reassembles and polishes recycled bottles before fluorescent bulbs are added to make this art truly functional.... [More]


Forest Fox Coffee Cozy

Not only will this adorable Forest Fox Coffee Cozy ($12) keep your 180 degree latte from burning your hands, it'll give that hunky barista an excuse to call you foxy. Double win.... [More]


Whipping Post Leather Guitar Bag

Can anything match the tough, rugged character and beauty of your favorite stringed instrument? We doubt it, but the Whipping Post Leather Guitar Bag ($825) comes pretty damn close! Made of 100% full grain leather, this carrier is hand sewn, features stainless steel hardware and is guaranteed to live way... [More]

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Verena Schreppel Shot Ring

All you secret hood rats come on out of the closet with the Verena Schreppel Shot Ring ($236). Show off that street cred proudly with this bold silver piece. Hell, maybe people will think twice before crossing us when we rock this banging accessory.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Fun Scrubs For Mandy

Mandy wrote, "Hello Outblush, First off, like everyone, I'm a HUGE fan! I was hoping you guys could use your amazing skills to help me find some scrubs. I am a dental hygienist and I have an extremely difficult time find scrubs that are cute but functional. I have searched... [More]

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Candy Stash Wallet

Notalgia overload! The candy strips that inspired the Candy Stash Wallet ($16) are up there with stick on gem earrings in our warm bank of childhood memories. Unlike those rolls of sweetness we so fondly remember, this synthetic leather wallet won't get us all sticky. It has a zipped coin... [More]


Nutra-Lift White Chocolate Body Butter

We love chocolate and we adore soft skin. We suppose that's what makes Nutra-Lift White Chocolate Body Butter ($24) such a knock-out combo. The aroma is that of natural organic chocolate, and in mere seconds, we can transform the driest parts of our bodies, making them soft and supple. It's... [More]


Waterproof Bikini Bag

Let's talk about the name of this product first, shall we? The Waterproof Bikini Bag ($28) uses the word "bikini" because it's sexy. Truth is, we can stow any wet swim wear in this bag. Its distinctive pattern helps us find it on a busy beach and reminds us to... [More]

Forever21 Floral Trimmed Woven Scarf

Forever21 Floral Trimmed Woven Scarf

A simple accessory can make a huge difference to your ensemble. And for Spring, we think the Forever21 Floral Trimmed Woven Scarf ($8) is a must-have. It is available in four cool color combinations and would look chic paired with your fave jeans and fitted tee. Skip that value meal... [More]


Soft Corp Soft Focus

Rumor has it that Hollywood actresses (and newscasters across the country) demand a soft filter when they're being filmed. Think of Soft Corp Soft Focus ($30) as your own personal soft filter. It makes your skin soft and supple while adding a soft, luminous glow.... [More]


Kelsi Dagger Tiffany Platform Pumps

These days, if our dollar can stretch in more than one way, we're happy campers. So we not only love the Kelsi Dagger Tiffany Platform Pumps ($100) because they're sexy, we also love them for the 2-in-1 combo. Wear them without the banded bow for a more sophisticated and classic... [More]

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Yoshitomo Nara Ashtray

A darling but devilish character by Yoshimoto Nara is the perfect irony to decorate a cig-butt graveyard. Remind yourself that you're "too young to die" with the Yoshitomo Nara Ashtray ($70). For gals that suceeded in just saying no, ashtrays don't have to hold ashes *wink wink.* Editor's Note: In... [More]



Each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. And we've finally gotten around to appreciating it! ANTHONY ($32).... [More]


Old River Road Cupid Copper Cookie Cutter

The Old River Road Cupid Copper Cookie Cutter ($7) has inspired some sugar cookie baking and a playlist dedicated to the little guy with the bow. Sam Cooke - Cupid New York Dolls - Don't Mess With Cupid Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid Shanell & Nicki Minaj - Cupid's Got... [More]


CB2 Peacock Rug

Peacock feathers all over your apartment might be a bit opulent for a tiny rental, but this bold Peacock Rug ($349 - $649) is a brilliant splash of color that will liven any living space without raising any eyebrows.... [More]

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Lauren G. Adams Enamel Earrings

Yayyy, no coral reefs were harmed in the making of the red hot Lauren G. Adams Enamel Earrings ($50). Studded huggies are somehow classy and edgy at the same time, so pair 'em with anything, and let the rest of the outfit set the tone. We're fans of the strange... [More]


Lustgarden Art Pillow

Do you find it a little odd that you can decorate an entire room, but at the end of the day it's the tiny details that people seem to remember? Such is the case with the inspired Lustgarden Art Pillow ($40). It's from Design House, a Swedish company that seems... [More]


Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

If you wear mascara (we make no assumptions), take a look at this Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara ($25). We know the brush looks funny, but what it does is give your lashes full body volume with a single stroke. They call the brush "full contact" which makes total sense to... [More]


Personal Shopper: Black bridesmaids dresses for Elizabeth V.'s June wedding

Elizabeth V. writes, "First, let me say that I am addicted to your website! I am getting married in June and have not found any bridesmaid dresses...so I would like to request your help and expertise. We did decide on the color black for the dresses and a simple design,... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Cupid Pin

Oh, let's face it: we don't all LOVE Valentine's Day. Even if we do have someone special in our lives, we hate knowing that he feels obligated to do something spectacular, or that we're supposed to be extra loving that day. We venture to say that for every person who... [More]


Too Faced Romantic Eye Classic Beauty Shadow Collection

One of the editors here at Outblush has a hell of a time finding just the right eye shadow. A hell of time, we tell ya. Her eyes are very light and deep set. In fact (and this is true), she looks a lot like a zygote without makeup. You... [More]


Anthropologie Gull Wing Dress

Hi-ho, sailor! Get ready for warmer weather (or your mid-winter cruise? You lucky duck!) in the Gull Wing Dress ($168) at Anthropologie. In navy and red (though the red is really on the orange side of red), you'll be a true yacht beauty when you step out in this flowing... [More]


Chef'n Red EZ Squeeze

Someone among us abhors electric can openers. She says they're a hassle to store and make an unnecessary mess. We think she has issues from childhood, but who's to say for certain? If she insists upon owning a hand-operated can opener, we're simply suggesting that she opt for a good... [More]


Watch Me Wall Clock

Like some of us, the Watch Me Wall Clock ($55) is a little out of the ordinary. It's a playful take on an everyday item, a poke at the more-serious world. Designed by Rasmus Gottliebsen, this colorful clock is simple, but stands out in a memorable way.... [More]

Bitch Teacup

Bitch Teacup

The next time you have the ladies over for afternoon tea, be sure to break out the Bitch Teacup ($30) for that one gal that works your last nerve.... [More]


Betsey Johnson Ruffed Out Cross Body Bag

Betsey Johnson is the queen of fun, and her Betsey Johnson Ruffed Out Cross Body Bag ($158) fits the description to a T. In black, pewter, red, or purple leather, get one to match your spring wardrobe. It'd be the perfect accessory with sundresses and shorts with tights. And, as... [More]

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Queue Perfume Stick Roller

Take your favorite scents with ya without worrying about your whole stash spilling with the shiny Queue Perfume Stick Roller ($38). Make your aroma application super secret with this on-the-go container. Choose your favorite color from silver, gold, black, white, or pink--whichever matches your powder compact, we guess.... [More]


Babeland Pin-Up Vibe + Bombshell Balm

Color us tickled pink by the Pin-Up Vibe + Bombshell Balm ($30) at Babeland. It's a MUST on our list right now, especially with Valentine's Day coming up. Pack this vintage pin up kit in your overnight bag for easy travel that leads to easy fun time once you arrive... [More]


Nomad Modular Screen

If you have roommates or simply live in a place that could use a "veil of privacy" we think you'll be interested in the Nomad Modular Screen ($56/13 ½ square feet of wall). These very cool, very easy to assemble modules are each made of 21" x 14" recycled, double-wall... [More]


Pocket Compass Necklace

We have a friend in San Francisco who seeks funky, art-inspired necklaces. We stopped dead in our tracks when we found this Pocket Compass Necklace ($15), knowing that she'd love it. We're pretty sure she'll change the chain out for something a bit more substantial, but it's the "out-of-the-ordinary" quality... [More]


Professional Microdermabrasion Home System

How much would you give to be able to lift away years of damage the way a dermatologist does? The Professional Microdermabrasion Home System ($199) is a mini version of the same specialized crystal and vacuum machine that docs use in their offices to minimize pores, reduce acne scars, and... [More]


The Red Blues: Round Estee Lauder

Listen, we've all been there: you find your own personal Holy Grail beauty product, be it mascara or hair gel, and you vow to never stray. But then one day, the unthinkable happens.... your beauty soul mate calls it quits! (cue threatening music) Rather than spend the rest of your... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Wedge Rain Boots for Julie

Julie writes, "First of all, you all rock. While on a daily stroll through the mall, I noticed a pair of [rain]boots [...] Gumboots with a small heel. I wear a size nine. Finding things to ship to Canada is hard, you'll be my heroes if you could do so.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A backless grey sweater for Claiborne

Claiborne P. wrote, "My roommate has this great Ralph Lauren backless cashmere sweater that I am super envious of. Since i do not have a picture for you, it basically is a soft heather grey, the length comes to the top of the hips and it has a soft drape... [More]


Chanel Travel Makeup Palette Voyage

Do you ever daydream of taking a voyage? Us too. We've come to the conclusion that it's a symptom of a hectic world. Whether you're planning a trip or simply want to feel like you're on vacation, why not take the Chanel Travel Makeup Palette Voyage ($70) along? It's quite... [More]


Seven Deadly Sins Dessert Plates

Well, these Seven Deadly Sins Dessert Plates ($250) could make for some scintillating after dinner conversation. You'd have to be quite a bold hostess to serve your guests sweet treats on plates emblazoned "Lust", "Anger" and "Sloth".... [More]


Fulcrum LED Drawer Lights

When we saw LED Drawer Lights in action for the first time, our jaws just about dropped open. Not because the technology is mind-blowing, because really, they're just lights - but because we were struck by how useful they were and thus retroactively by their absence in our lives. If... [More]

Betsey Johnson Spider Pendant Necklace

Betsey Johnson Spider Pendant Necklace

The Betsey Johnson Spider Pendant Necklace ($38) is somehow rather charming. Who would ever think we would be fond of a spider necklace? We think the pink rose charm is what makes it sweet for us.... [More]


Gucci Envy Me

Have you ever been standing at the train station and smiled because you caught a whiff of your own cologne and it was delightful? If not, we so want that for you. One option is Gucci Envy Me ($70) an alluring blend of the Chinese fruit lychee, peony, pink musk... [More]


Metro Sewer Manhole Doormat

We all have a doormat (well, unless we're some kind of heathen). We smiled when we found this Metro Sewer Manhole Doormat ($30), designed to look just like a, well...manhole cover. It's made from 100 percent recycled truck tires and nylon flocking, so it can withstand pretty much anything. Hey,... [More]


Red Neo Watch

Not everyone around here is a watch-wearer. After all, we're pretty sure telling time is why God created the iPhone. But even the most resistant watch-wearer would have trouble saying no to this Red Neo Watch ($68). We're struck by the vibrant color, bracelet-style double-band, and how the numbers playfully... [More]


BCBGMAXAZRIA Pleated Lace Dress

Be a show stopper in the Pleated Lace Dress ($151, on sale) by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Seriously, can you imagine walking into a room and NOT having every eye on you in this number? Lace, tulle, an asymmetrical hem, jeweled belt? Yeah, you'd be on the fast track to being the most... [More]


Contemporary Flexi Shelving

This Contemporary Flexi Shelving ($350) serves three distinct purposes. It provides a great storage and display area; helps divide a space into two distinct "rooms" and (most importantly) looks crazy cool. We mean, really...how many homes have you walked into with a shelving unit like this?... [More]

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Celia Landman Salt Cellar

Even nautical themes need some sparkle and shine. The sea urchin shaped Celia Landman Salt Cellar ($40) is just the bit of class we've been looking for. Our weakness for all things golden rears its ugly head once again...... [More]


Jessica Matrosko Elaine Earrings

Feather earrings are a fashion statement we really like, but they just feel too boho for the office. We're compromising with the Elaine Earrings ($90) from Jessica Matrosko Jewelry. They have the feather shape and the dangly look we like, but are a bit more streamlined and will work with... [More]

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Lola Clutch

Earth mothers with a fancy side will love toting the Lola Clutch ($79) around. Hand-braided raffia gets a eyebrow-raising evening makeover with glimmering flower-shaped gold sequins. Even granola gals can get down with this glamor.... [More]


You Tell Us: Monday Night Football Soapy Buffalo Wing Soap Set

Yep. That's a chicken wing, posing as soap. The Monday Night Football Soapy Buffalo Wing Soap Set ($9) features four buffalo wings drenched in hot sauce, with celery stalks and a cup of bleu cheese dressing. We know we should Doubtblush these little guys, but some tiny piece wants to... [More]


Uncommon Goods Face Mug

We're a little wary of the face on the Face Mug ($18) at Uncommon Goods, especially since we'll be spending time with him before our cuppa in the mornings. But we think we can get used to it since he's providing us with the valuable service of holding our coffee... [More]


Twisted Top by Soyun

Yep, it's a modern twist on cashmere. No button up here. What we have is a thoroughly updated style of the cashmere sweater. The twists and turns of the Twisted Top ($318) compliment us in just the right spots.... [More]


Hotel Collection Windows Bedding Duvet Cover

This is absolutely true: One of us owns Hotel Collection bedding and is completely enchanted each morning after she makes her bed and realizes that her room looks like a cross between a B & B and a high-end hotel. It's a pleasure for her to walk into that room... [More]

Bobbi Brown Empties

Bobbi Brown Empties

No need to travel with those large moisturizers, serums and toners any more! The Bobbi Brown Empties ($10) are perfect for tossing in your carry-on as well as cosmetic bag. This set consists of empty lightweight bottles and jars that you can fill with your fave skincare products.... [More]


Jeffrey Campbell Rosie Cutout Combat Boot

What would make a combat boot more awesome than it already is? How about adding an element that makes the peep-toe so damned sexy... subtle skin! The Jeffrey Campbell Rosie Cutout Combat Boot ($258) are about as cool as can be. Featuring a cutout back, brass rivet detailing, and a... [More]


RSVP International Heart Measuring Cups

We know you always bake with love, but make it official by using these Heart Measuring Cups ($30) by RSVP International. Though there are plenty of heart shaped measuring cups and spoons out there, we like these ones because they're made from stainless steel. They're a cinch to clean, they... [More]

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Okapi Crochet Necklace

Slip on the Okapi Crochet Necklace ($60) for a statement piece with no heavy lifting. Imagine these woven cut-outs to be bubbles, scattered flower petals, or just a cool abstraction. Just know that these crafty cotton necklaces are made to order, so you can choose any color you want.... [More]

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Appetite for Reduction

With diet crazes that come and go, people forget that deprivation is a recipe for failure. With Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes ($12) learn how to cook with real food and full flavor. Let's keep artificial sweeteners out of our life and... [More]


Fekkai Technician Shampoo for Dry, Damaged Hair

You're not going to believe this, but some of us are not natural blondes (or redheads, or brunettes...). In fact, it takes a little work to keep these shades believable. Fekkai Technician Shampoo for Dry, Damaged Hair ($23-$59) knows that we fudge a little when it comes to our natural... [More]


Buddha Butter Dish

The Buddha Butter Dish ($20) makes us both smile and cringe just a smidge. Sure, it's adorable, but there's some subliminal message going on that makes us think if we eat too much butter we'll end up looking like a Buddha ourselves! See more butter dishes.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A dress for Lisa to wear to her son's first birthday banquet

Lisa wrote, "Hi outblush, Please help me find a dress for my sons first birthday! Im a size 6 and id like to spend $300 or less. His birthday is a teddy bear themed birthday, which will be held at a beautiful italian restaurant for a banquet luncheon. Im 29... [More]


YES Letters

We like the graphic nature of the YES Letters ($149). We like the size, the splash of color, and the uniqueness. We also like the fact that YES means whatever we want it to mean. Yeah, we're naughty that way.... [More]

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marc Mode Watch

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marc Mode Watch

Slap on a happy watch! The Marc by Marc Jacobs Marc Mode Watch ($175) is just that. This classic styled analog watch takes on a fresh spin with a clear plastic and polyurethane bracelet. We love the poppy, bright colors on the logo dial, too.... [More]


Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eye Palette

This limited-edition Smoldering Eye Palette is specially designed to apply wet or dry - offering a bold look to those pretty eyes of yours. The kit includes a base color, eye paint, and a powder liner that creates a modern, smudged look. We see the Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eye Palette... [More]


Gaiam Audio Yoga Mat

We're having a hard time finding our inner zen because we're totally geeking out! This Gaiam Audio Yoga Mat ($24 on sale) has an eensy weensy speaker built into it so we can plug an mp3 player into it! We can groove to some soothing tunes or even play instructional... [More]


Juicy Couture Valentine Boyshorts

Violets are blue. Roses are red. These will look great, when you hop into bed! The Juicy Couture Valentine Boyshorts ($45) include 3 low-rise cotton panties made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. This adorable rose-shaped gift box blooms with body friendly skivvies, that are tagless, cute, and fun to... [More]


Oh Baby You Card

Looking for a not-so-subtle way to test the waters with that "more than friends" friend? The Oh Baby You Card ($5) is just what you're looking for. Even if he says you're just a friend, you'll can keep singing "OH BABY YOU... YOU GOT WHAT I NEEEEED!"... [More]

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Ragazzi Vegan Boot

The Ragazzi Vegan Boot ($68) covers all the bad-ass bases we need in a black boot without the leather. Sure, the red sole is a cheap Christian Louboutin imitation, but all the other factors are well done. Wide wrap-around straps with big military-inspired buttons makes these sturdy, but not clunky.... [More]


Hidden World Blanket

Makes sense that an Icelandic design collective would make way cooler threads than Snuggie. Vík Prjónsdóttir draws inspiration from the magic of myths, and the gigantic hands on their Hidden World Blanket ($341) couldn't take down Odysseus, but color us impressed by them. Dunno if we've reached a time in... [More]


Ripple 3-D Wall Tiles

We flipped for these Ripple 3-D Wall Tiles ($32/12 square feet). Flipped. What we love is their ability to transform any plain old room. They're 3D wallpaper tiles (meaning each tile is only 12 inches square and really easy to work with). We can tile one wall or an entire... [More]

Juicy Couture New Cupcake Necklace

Juicy Couture New Cupcake Necklace

Indulge in something sweet and calorie free! The Juicy Couture New Cupcake Necklace ($48) is sprinkled with crystals and encrusted in gold. It's surely a sweet treat for our Juicy lovin' gals.... [More]


Poetry Dessert Plates

What is it with us and poets lately? You'd think we were writers or something. Honestly, even if we didn't care about poetry, we'd think the Poetry Dessert Plates ($185) are pretty damn cool. How much better would a piece of cake taste, eaten off the face of Oscar Wilde,... [More]


Smashbox Halo Yellow Anti Redness Hydrating Powder

One of us here at Outblush has a small broken capillary on her nose that has been there for over a decade. It's driven her crazy for over a decade. She's had it cauterized time and time again over that decade. No one has ever said anything to her about... [More]


Personal Shopper: A long-sleeved non-frumpy evening gown under $150 for Laura

Laura P. wrote, "Hey Outblush - Love your site! I'm on the hunt for a long evening gown that has long sleeves. Having a hard time finding something that's not so "mother of the bride". I see famous stylish girls in the magazines wearing super cute gowns w/long sleeves but... [More]


Special Guest Post by Purple Lemon Designs: Hip and Clavicle 3D Butterfly Wall Art

Kelly Rinehart, principal designer for the adorable stationery company, Purple Lemon Designs is back on the Guest Blogging bandwagon. Her blog, Within Purple Lemon Designs, is a collection of everything design-related and also a peek into the design world of Kelly, the lady. Peruse her entire Etsy shop, Purple Lemon... [More]


Alexander McQueen Fade Oversized Sunglasses

Man, we miss Alexander McQueen. It's a good thing the talented designer's work is still around to remind us of his incredible gift. We think these fabulous Oversized Sunglasses ($325) are a lot of a fun, and just different enough to set them apart from the pack.... [More]


Koziol Piep Salt and Pepper Set

A little birdy told us your food needs seasoning. That same little birdy offered to help out. Koziol Piep Salt & Pepper Set ($36)... [More]


Jessica Kagan Cushman Nantucket Bangles

It's impossible to not want to collect all of the Nantucket Bangles ($99) by Jessica Kagan Cushman. Seen on our some hollywood favs, even stars like Fergie are wearing JKC bangles. Our favorite bracelets? "Nobody puts Baby in the corner," "Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess," and "Que... [More]


Lush Butterball Bath Balm

We're not afraid to say it: We love us a good bath. And by good, we mean a luxurious, pampering, spa-inspired bath. Butterball Bath Balm ($5) from Lush open up under running water to release a blend of vanilla musk and ylang ylang that immediately relaxes us. Even after we've... [More]


ASOS Liberty Star T Bar Ballerina

Is it spring, yet? We're getting so anxious for good weather, and not just because we're freezing our butts off. (Seriously, snow and winter should just disappear after Christmas, no?) But we just bought a pair of these Liberty Star T Bar Ballerina ($43) by ASOS. How freakin adorable! We're... [More]


Hario Buono Drip Kettle

The Hario Buono Drip Kettle ($52) is simply step one in preparing the most amazing cup of coffee your nose and lips have ever experienced. In the shape of a beehive, this stainless steel kettle is sleek and stylish. A long, slender spout makes it perfect for coffee dripping, as... [More]


Blue Wishing Glasses

There comes a point in our adult life when a person realizes it's time to stop using stolen pint glasses and get some legit glasses. Whenever you reach that point, consider these beautiful Blue Wishing Glasses ($150). Your table setting will look so much classier without a smattering of Budweiser... [More]

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Carnival Umbrella

Nothin' like canary yellow to make a rainy day brighter. The compact Carnival Umbrella ($15) tops a sunny color with a happy fun-scape. Love it from all angles, but dang, now we're having a killer cotton candy craving.... [More]


Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm

You know what's cool about the Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm ($55)? We can use it anywhere we need a little extra hydration - on our heels, lips, elbows, even cuticles. Just a dab coats our skin in a dense balm of exotic plan extracts and gives us a healthy... [More]


Hanging Aquarium

Want a pet, but don't have time for a dog and the landlord has put the kibosh on having a cat? How about a fish? They're not terribly entertaining and really, not very easy to cuddle with, but they are easy to care for, and pretty darn relaxing to have... [More]


ASOS Floral Printed Cropped Sweater

Spring collections have been all about a preppy, vintage 1950s style and we couldn't be happier. Though we have our moments of feeling edgy, we're pretty keen on the soft, feminine look for the coming season. The Floral Printed Cropped Sweater ($60) by ASOS is a favorite piece. Since it's... [More]


Heartfelt Wall Mirrors

You ever just have one of those days? It rained (for the fourth day in a row); your boss read you the riot act in regard to a mistake; you decided to wear panty hose and they not only ripped, but were somehow shredded in a revolving door? It's for... [More]


You Tell Us: Voice One Loudspeakers

For all we know, the sound quality on these Voice One speakers ($498 for a pair) is fantastic. But we can't shake the feeling that we're being watched. poll by twiigs.com... [More]

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21 Drops Aromatherapy

Between cool typographic packaging and treatments for almost everything under the sun, 21 Drops Aromatherapy ($28 each) is tempting our senses. Twenty-one different exotic essential oils claim to cure our worst afflictions with formulas to fight hangovers, PMS, and stress, just to name a few. Great, now we have another... [More]


Evolution Of The Cylon Poster

It's not too early to start making that Valentine's Day wish-list and leaving it ever so coolly and casually in the line of site of your love. High atop our list is the Evolution Of The Cylon Poster ($15). Beginning with the simple toaster oven and ending with Caprica Six,... [More]


Urban Outfitters Owl Locket Pendant

We bought this Owl Locket Pendant Necklace ($24) at Urban Outfitters over the weekend. The bulbous body, sparkling eyes and detail of the owl had us at hello. Add to that a chain made up of various textures and we were happy to make the impulse buy. Then, we got... [More]


Jemma Kidd Ultra Soft Cleansing Wipes

If you're like some of us, you simply grab a rough washcloth at night to clean your face. We know it's not right, we know it's not good for our skin, but we're just so damn tired. We've discovered Jemma Kidd Ultra Soft Cleansing Wipes ($8) and decided that the... [More]

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Marching Band Cardi

Throw a curve-ball into your basics collection with the Marching Band Cardi ($34). Charcoal is still the new black, and bandleader detailing with brass buttons? Still military hot, hot, hot. We'd do without that goofy hat though.... [More]


Organic Cotton Pooh Pillows

These Organic Cotton Pooh Pillows ($56) at Uncommon Goods would make a welcome addition to any kid's room or nursery. The organic cotton is soft squishy and the quote, "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never... [More]


Payard Flourless Chocolate Cookies

We love a good cookie, but given the option, some of us would choose a brownie instead. Unless we're talking about the Large Flourless Chocolate Cookies ($39) from Payard. These decadent delights are what would happen if a cookie and a brownie had some sweet lovin' in the oven. Dense... [More]


White Heaven Armchair

One of us here at Outblush dragged her hubby to look for simple patio furniture this weekend. We're not going to mention what she promised him for going along with her on this particular shopping expedition, but let's just say that he was happy to make the trade (yes, he's... [More]

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Marian Maurer Dot Band

Not every gal wants a princess or emerald cut for the biggest bling of her life. The wearable elegance of Marian Maurer makes us consider going without gems (shocking, we know). Her super simple 18 kt yellow gold Dot Band ($2060), has won us over. For an understated bride, this... [More]


Cable Drop Clips

We know we've mentioned this to you before, but we love office accessories. Could be because we spend most of our waking lives in an office, or could be because we're easy to entertain. Haven't quite figured that one out. These colorful Cable Drop Clips ($10/6) are a cute, inexpensive... [More]


George the Terrier Piggy Bank

Whether you're saving your pennies for a new pup (if anyone has any leads on frenchie puppies, leave a comment!), or even for a new apartment that will let you have a dog, do so with George the Terrier ($18) at Urban Outfitters. Okay, so we know both those things... [More]


L'Occitane Cleansing & Soothing Oil with Almond Oil

It's not just that we love to shower, but we've come across so many great products for the shower that it's hard not to find pleasure in them. One of those items is L'Occitane Cleansing & Soothing Shower Oil with Almond Oil ($22). First of all, some of us around... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Non-Boring One-Piece Swimsuit for Kristi

Kristi wrote: "I am over-the-moon excited about a trip to Hawaii that my family and I are taking later this year. We took the kids last year and they are still talking about it, so we figured we better take them again! Rough life, I know. I am a modest... [More]


Vita Fede Principe White Pearl Ring

We were pretty taken with this Principe White Pearl Ring ($415) from Vita Fede at first, but upon a closer look we decided it reminded us a bit too much of a badminton shuttlecock*. We're not ready to Doubtblush it, because it's definitely some nice bling, but maybe hold off... [More]


Anthropologie Winged Whimsy Rug

If you're rocking a floral sofa and plaid side chair this is not the rug for you. But if the other furniture in your room is on the sedate side, we think this Winged Whimsy Rug ($598) is a fabulous way to give a room personality and to add drama... [More]


The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring

We don't know about you, but around here you'd be hard pressed to find us NOT saying something snarky. It's an artform, it truly is. So when we came across the The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring ($10) by Lawrence Dorfman, we jumped at the chance to... [More]


Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine

One aspect of an indisputably awesome party? A monkey as DJ. Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine iPod Docking Station ($100)... [More]


Smashbox 'In Bloom' Eye Palette

These eye shadow shades just slay us. They are so deep, so dramatic, so alluring that we couldn't resist showing them to you. The Smashbox 'In Bloom' Eye Palette ($48) combines shimmers with soft mattes for a collection that we just really want to sit down and experiment with. The... [More]


Nanette Lepore Catch Me V-Neck Dress

The Catch Me V-Neck Dress ($398) is a piece you keep in your closet, reserved for those days when you just need a "I feel pretty" dress. It's soft, feminine, and dreamily appealing. The soft lines will make you look like you're floating on air.... [More]


Jme Raspberry Jam

Jamie Oliver is currently our favorite celebrity chef. We love that he promotes scrumptious, healthy, artisan foods and is super involved in his product line, Jme. We recently tried his Jme Raspberry Jam ($15) and we seriously were transported to jam heaven. Because it's made in small batches by British... [More]

Athleta T-Bird Sport Bra

Athleta T-Bird Sport Bra

So your New Year's resolution is still in full swing, huh? We think it's awesome that you're exercise regimen is still going strong. We've come across one of the best sports bras for high impact workouts. Without further ado, we bring you the Athleta T-Bird Sport Bra ($58). This underwire... [More]


Reclaimed Root And Entwined Root Coat Stand

These coat stands remind one of us here at Outblush of our father and grandfather. Both men had old, solid coat stands in their homes that seemed as though they'd been there forever. The Reclaimed Root and Entwined Root Coat Stand ($198-$279) got her to thinking about all the ways... [More]


Special Guest Post by Fabuless Beauty: Cheap Thrill Under $10 - Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame Formula

Everyone say a warm Outblush welcome to our newest guest poster, Audrey of Fabuless Beauty! She's a budgeting beautista, bringing readers the best in price-conscious fashion and beauty. Take it away, Audrey! In search for an inexpensive lightweight moisturizer to hydrate my skin this winter, I came across Neutrogena Body... [More]


2011 Golden Globes Fashion: Our top ten neutral gowns

Fabulous colors aside, sometimes the classiest option is a neutral. There were a ton of skin-toned gowns on the 2011 Golden Globes red carpet, but only a few actresses hit the right spot for their complexions - so many of the "nudes" were more like complexion-dulling dishwater beige. Here are... [More]


2011 Golden Globes Fashion: Our top ten colorful frocks

There were, as per usual, a frajillion neutral dresses on last night's Golden Globes red carpet. We love a good black or nude/beige dress as much as the next girl, but for us, the best looks were all about color and a little risk-taking. Some of these looks simply took... [More]

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Leigh & Luca Dragonfly Scarf

Insect motifs run the risk of bringing to mind 1990s pajama sets, but thank goodness Leigh & Luca do it right. Subtle stripes and soft mint green embroidery in their Dragonfly Scarf ($84) make us want to have a picnic before it's picnic season. Ladies, this is how we do... [More]


Recycled Glass Plates

These Recycled Glass Plates ($60-$160) stopped us in our tracks today. Sure, they're great looking and certainly different from the plates our mothers served dinner from, but what we love about them is that they're handmade by fusing two sheets of recycled window glass together. Each plate is unique, with... [More]


CB2 Tree Bookends

There's something very circle of life about these Tree Bookends ($50). We like the thought of little trees holding up our paper books. Take that, e-readers.... [More]


Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Moisturizing Shower Cream

Issey Miyake 'L'Eau d'Issey' Moisturizing Shower Cream ($42) just feels like luxury. The fresh scent and creamy moisturizing foam are a sweet, gentle way to wake up in the morning and face the world. In this case, we face the world with softer skin.... [More]


Astrological Cuff Bracelet

The media has been all a-buzz about the Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the changing zodiac. And though we find reading our horoscopes fun, we're not the type to be "too" dedicated to astrology. But that doesn't mean we aren't attached to our signs, so we thought we'd show them... [More]


Winter Kate Maxi Halter Dress

We are so digging the Winter Kate Maxi Halter Dress ($410). Oh sure, it offers homage to the 1970s, but it's pure 2011 with its well-defined bodice and retro-inspired fabric. Just makes us want to find a great outdoor concert somewhere, man.... [More]


Layla Plum Bag

Ooooh, we say yum to plum! Look at the color of this sleek Layla Plum Bag ($248)! What a perfect bag to tote your laptop, files and other accessories in. The detailing on it reminds us more of a luxury purse than a hard working laptop bag, but this beauty... [More]


Heart-Shaped Gelatin Mold

Show your love your true feelings with a gelatinous treat from the Heart-Shaped Gelatin Mold ($9). This anatomical heart is so easy, even a tin man could use it. Simply fill the mold, put it in the fridge and eat; or if you're making a giant Jello shot - slurp!... [More]


Burberry Lip Charm

As you know, we're Burberry fans around here. We're intrigued by the fact that the company is dipping its collective toe into the lip gloss pool. They've come out with the Lip Charm ($85), a key chain that's inspired by the Burberry fashion accessory collection. A large cube on the... [More]


Hand Stamped Word Nerd Necklace

Some of our best friends are nerds. Many of our dearest pals are word nerds. It's as simple as that. Of course, we're writers, but even if we weren't, we think we'd be drawn to people who find word origins an interesting pastime. We have mentioned the word "nerd," haven't... [More]


Doubtblush: Carolina K Tiered Ruffle Blouse

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 are... [More]


Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer

What would you give for a lightweight daily moisturizer that hydrates your skin and leaves you with a nice, even touch of color. Now, how much would you give if that product left your skin glowing, enhancing your natural beauty? Finally, what if that same product provided broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun... [More]


Show Me How and More Show Me How

So, a few weeks ago, you made some New Year's resolutions, right? How's that going? Yeah, us too. Rather than freak out that we haven't already lost five pounds or cooked our way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking (two mutually exclusive endeavors, FYI), we've decided to focus on... [More]

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Fuel Belt Sprint Palm Holder

Before you head out for you next bike excursion, be sure you have the Fuel Belt Sprint Palm Holder ($12) in hand. This ergonomic bottle contours to your hand and it also has a zip pocket, which is awesome for storing your house keys or money (which you usually don't... [More]


Plenty by Tracy Reese Decade-by-Decade Skirt

Minis have been all the rage, but springtime skirts are lengthening to knee length or below. And though we're weary of looking kind of stubby in longer skirts, we just make take our chances with the Decade-by-Decade Skirt ($128) by Plenty by Tracy Reese. The higher waist make give us... [More]


Cheap Thrill: BudTrap

Some people have magic ninja skills and are able to wrap up headphone cords without creating a big tangle. Us, not so much. No matter how neatly we wrap them, it seems like when we grab our iPod, we can never get the headphone cord easily untwisted. Enter BudTrap ($6),... [More]


Anastasia Mini Wax Kit

Oh, let's face it, we don't always have time to get to the salon when we're ready for a brow or lip wax. The Anastasia Mini Wax Kit ($12) brings the salon to us with a sugar-based, easy-to-use wax, five applicator sticks, 14 muslin strips, and instructions - so you... [More]


Make It Happen Journal

Have a list of life to-dos for 2011 (or beyond)? We're not talking "eat healthy" or "work out" -- we're talking "watch the sun rise in Fiji" and "get writing published". Put those goals in this Make It Happen Journal ($75) and get to work on making those dreams come... [More]


Rockwell III Ring

So we're not engaged or married, and there's nobody on the horizon at the mo. So what? We can buy ourselves a hunk of silver carved to look like a rock, right? Macha Jewelry Rockwell III Ring ($355, with silver or gold-plated "rock").... [More]


Watermarks Rug

White walls are the bane of the renter's experience. The bane, we tell you. If you're one of those renters looking for something - anything - to add color to your room, take a look at this Watermarks Rug ($349). It's a solid piece that will last for years, but... [More]


Will You Go With Me? Framed Embroidery

Who didn't, at some point, write this very quote up on a sheet of notebook paper, fold it into a lopsided heart, and pass it to their elementary school beloved under the watchful eye of their teacher? The Will You Go With Me? Quote Framed Embroidery by Gracey May ($12)... [More]


Tie Tea Cup

No more fishing for your tea bag at the bottom of the cup. No more stained or burnt fingers. The Tie Tea Cup ($25) acts as an anchor for your tea bags, while providing you with a gorgeous cup to drink from. Simply tie your bag to the tab and... [More]


Pixel Sleeping Eye Mask

Spending a little too much time at the computer or playing video games that you're dreaming in pixels? The Pixel Sleeping Eye Mask ($24) helps you dream in color while 8-bit graphic eyeglasses adorn your resting peepers. Available in tons of colorful combos - resting up for your next big... [More]


Personal Shopper: PJs with personality for Allison

Allison wrote, "I'm on the search for a comfy, cozy, fabulous pair of pj pants. You'd think that would be easy, no? No is right! I don't want to spend more than $40 (all my Anthro fav's are $50 at least). I'd love a pretty vintage-y floral print or something... [More]


O.P.I. Black Shatter Nail Polish

The ultimate glamor girl, Katy Perry, has teamed up with O.P.I. to give the gals at home her red-carpet nail designs. In addition to the beautiful shades of "Last Friday Night", "Teenage Dream" and "The One That Got Away" - O.P.I. Black Shatter Nail Polish ($7) has us dying for... [More]

Athleta Stretch Voile Kaftan

Athleta Stretch Voile Kaftan

Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go We really don't care where we go....we just want to dig our toes into warm sand in a tropical land while wearing the Athleta Stretch Voile Kaftan ($69).... [More]


2 Chicks with Chocolate Wine Collection

It's possible that there's no better combination than wine and chocolate, so it only makes sense to combine the two into one mouthful of awesomeness. 2 Chicks with Chocolate did just that with their scrumptious Wine Collection ($40). Made up of spicy merlot bon bons and dark chocolate cabarnet caramels,... [More]

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Lost Cuckoo Clock

Pay homage to the classic cuckoo without taking a step into the decorative past. No wooden appendages or pop out surprises distract us from the clean outline of the Lost Cuckoo Clock ($159). This is a much lighter, much hipper option, no?... [More]


Diana the Huntress Necklace

Well, they say it's a jungle out there, so why not be prepared for the hunt with the Diana the Huntress Necklace ($225) by artist Tina Tang? Invoke the spirit of the Goddess of the Hunt by donning her bow and arrow. Sure, you won't be catching elk for dinner,... [More]


32 Flavors

We are poster girls with no posters. We are 32 Flavors ($55) and them some. (We totally need to remind ourselves of this more in the new year!)... [More]


Jemma Kidd I-Rescue Bio Complex Cover

No one has ever died of dark circles under the eyes. Well, let us rephrase that. Someone we work with nearly died (at our hands) after complaining about them so incessantly, but we digress. Nearly all of us get dark circles. Everything under the sun contributes to them - poor... [More]


Yumi Kim Nicole Romper

Whether you're planning for the warm weather that's just around the corner (we're just sure of it) or getting away for Spring Break, we thought you might enjoy this Yumi Kim Nicole Romper ($124 on sale). The colors are just plain smile-inducing and the style truly flattering for the girl... [More]


Lotus Bed

It's hard for us to believe that something as exquisite as this Lotus Bed ($2,490-$2,890) was created using reclaimed Douglas fir. It's so fine, so detailed, that it's easier to believe that it was discovered in some fine old home in Southeast Asia. Beautiful and environmentally responsible - we like... [More]


Salvatore Ferragamo Igea Leather Hobo

We see the Salvatore Ferragamo Igea Leather Hobo Handbag ($1,050) as a great "transitional" piece. You know how you switch things up, to better fit the style of a particular season? This lightweight bag with its traditional leather detailing fits perfectly with whatever we're wearing as the seasons change around... [More]


Mash Wall Mirror

Having trouble finding something for that one wall -- you know, the blank expanse of space that's been mocking you since you moved into the place? If your decor is sleek and modern, we think you might like this Mash Wall Mirror ($85). Show that wall who's boss.... [More]


Bliss Hot Salt Scrub

Slough off those winter blues with the Hot Salt Scrub ($36) from Bliss. Keep this exfoliating scrub in your shower for a weekly rub down. It'll brighten your skin, lift your spirits (the eucalyptus smells wonderful!), and warm you up. Yep, the scrub warms as you use it. Ahhh...bliss. Literally!... [More]


Personal Shopper: Shoes to go with Meghan H.'s Kate Spade Galleria Bette dress

Meghan H. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I love your personal shopper feature and I've been looking for an excuse to write in for ages... Well, the time has come - I scored this amazing Kate Spade Galleria Bette dress and an insane discount and I plan to wear it to my... [More]


Bunny Love Salt and Pepper Shakers

Pepper notices Salt, looking all fresh and pure across the kitchen table. Salt gives Pepper that "come-hither" look. Before you know it... Bunny Love Salt and Pepper Shakers ($20) are having a good old time! We know how he feels, we love Salt too!... [More]


Rubbermaid Over-the-Door 8-Pair Trouser Rack

If the man in your life seems to take more than his fair share of the bedroom closet, we believe we've found a clever solution. The Rubbermaid Over-the-Door 8-Pair Trouser Rack ($25) not only hangs from the closet door to neatly hang eight pairs of his slacks, but it may... [More]


Nixon Motif Watch

At first we weren't sure what drew us to this Nixon Motif Watch ($150), and then it struck us. It's fun. It's big, has a flashy gold ostrich leather band, and fairly screams, "I have confidence." We can see ourselves wearing a piece like this anytime we want to be... [More]


Zebra Lapper Tray

While a family meal spent around the kitchen table is always a good idea, sometimes a TV dinner is all we can muster. The Zebra Lapper Tray ($22) is for those double duty moments with our favorite reality television and some re-heated mac-n-cheese. The tray keeps dishes in place up... [More]


Potato Parchment Bowl

Get this: these Potato Parchment Bowls ($28-$54) are made from real purple potatoes. We know! We had to look at them several times to see how it was accomplished. The potatoes are sliced by the artist Margaret Dorfman, cured, pressed and aged for several days. Dorfman then cuts the edges... [More]

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Isabella Fiore Paulina Hobo

Oh fantastic, we found the perfect mix of function and fashion in the Isabella Fiore Paulina Hobo ($385). A whole bazaar of intricate embroidery makes stitched suede look even more gorgeous. Once in a blue moon common sense goes totally fabulous, and we do TOTALLY CRAZY almost spending $400.... [More]


Jemma Kidd Skin Perfection Kit

Perfection, kids, only exists in fantasy, and that's okay. None of us are without flaws, regardless of how stunningly beautiful we are. It's on those days when we want to hide a few of those inevitable flaws that we turn to the Jemma Kidd Skin Perfection Kit ($36). This unique... [More]


Monty Python: Life Of Brian Biggus Dickus Corkscrew

"I have a vewwy gweat fwiend in Wome called Biggus Dickus." He will open youww bottle and make you smwile! Monty Python: Life Of Brian Biggus Dickus Corkscrew (£6).... [More]


Hive Honey Set

Don't get us wrong - the little honey bear is cute and all, but kinda clashes with our grown-up motif. The Hive Honey Set ($100) is for the honey enthusiast who wants their sweet nectar with some pizazz. Mirroring the natural geometry of a honey comb, this beautiful jar set... [More]


Personal Shopper: A red wedding dress for Kristin P.

Kristin P. wrote, "Hello Outblush! My boyfriend of six years and I are finally tying the knot! We're planning a fun non-traditional event and I'm not wearing a wedding dress. Instead, I'd like to wear a fabulous red cocktail dress-- red because my fiancee is Chinese and red is the... [More]


Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hair Spray

We know, we know. Just pairing the words "hair" and "spray" together bring to mind those 1980s up-to-the-ceiling bangs or a great John Waters film, but let's face it: It's nice to have a little something to spritz on our hair after we've spent time styling it. What we like... [More]


Sourpuss Pomade Johnny Tee

Among the things we say about children around here, this is the one that applies today: He's never too young to wear clothes with attitude. The Sourpuss Pomade Johnny Tee ($10) has attitude in spades, featuring the iconic image of the great Johnny Cash himself. Just try telling us that... [More]


Cherry Blossom Nightlight

One of us here at Outblush finds that whenever she moves into a new place, it only begins to feel like "home" after she's added little touches - like this Cherry Blossom Nightlight ($33). Take a look at the delicate detailing of this piece, the way the Grays (a family... [More]


Joya - Heart Solid Perfume Brooch

The delicate filigree design of the Joya - Heart Solid Perfume Brooch ($38) allows for constant ventilation of an aphrodisiac of scents. The scent is activated by the wearer's natural body warmth, but for a more intense scent, dab on your pulse points. A vintage romantic heart holds Starleaf -... [More]


Cubist Sculpture

Turns out, we have some minimalists among us. Who knew? These girls really like wide expanses of blank space and no clutter. One of them also really likes this Cubist Sculpture ($50) and can see it as the single item on a side table in her simple living room.... [More]


Oresund Mugs

We know that most people make New Year's resolutions to do something good for their health or mind. You know, vow to learn a new language, exercise more, eat better foods...blah, blah, blah. We have an editor around here who finds no shame in admitting that her resolution for 2011... [More]


Rock & Republic Teddie Stretch Twill Pants

These Rock & Republic Teddie Stretch Twill Pants ($198) are a little rock n roll and little uptown style - a nice combo in our humble opinion. The zippered detail and high-fashion fit are sure to draw attention. Pair them with the perfect shoes and we're pretty sure you'll be... [More]


Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover

A friend recently had spray makeup applied for her wedding day, and while she was thrilled at how well it wore, she claims that it took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get it off. Gotta love that Bobbi Brown. She's come up with an Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover ($22) that's manufactured to be... [More]


Shovel Master

One day of shoveling under your belt, and you're already begging for mercy? The Shovel Master ($25) will help this not-so-pleasant snowy task. This easy-to-install add-on handle takes your otherwise back-breaking shovel and turns it into a snow-throwing master. Dual handles allow your arms to do the shoveling, relieving your... [More]


Sales & Steals: 1/14/11

Happy Friday, Outblushers! We hope you've got lots of fun plans for this weekend, or, barring that, plans to stay in and relax now that the madness of the holidays is over. Enjoy this week's Sales & Steals, courtesy of our amigas at The Bargainist! 1. Bloomingdale's coupon - Save... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Laptop Bag for Hallie

Hallie writes: Hi Ladies of the most awesome website ever! I've been a faithful follower for years now and now, I'm in dire need of your help. And luckily this request is a bit different from the usual. In January, I'll be making the largest leap in my adult life... [More]


Lovebirds Vintage-Style Kitchen Towel

We will not be curmudgeons this Valentine's Day. We will not be curmudgeons this Valentine's Day. We will embrace hearts and love in our surroundings. We will start with the Lovebirds Vintage-Style Kitchen Towel ($13). Adorable lovebirds. Red pompoms. We can do this!... [More]

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Rachel Comey Chamonix Heel

We're simultaneously like, "Oh those are cute" and also like, "wait, are we in Holland?" when we see the Rachel Comey Chamonix Heel ($328, on sale). The tell-tale clog chic of one of our fave shoe designers strikes again. Working those cutouts with that divinely chunky heel? Go, girl.... [More]


Arcona Desert Mist

How weird is it that we live in a world that requires us to think about protecting our skin from the environment? Arcona Desert Mist ($32) is a simple way to "mist it and forget it" for the day. While we go about our normal lives (bringing joy to everyone... [More]


Polli Tandem Bicycle Necklace

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do I'm half crazy all for the love of you It won't be a stylish marriage I can't afford a carriage But you'd look sweet upon the seat Of a bicycle built for two! Polli Tandem Bicycle Necklace ($75)... [More]

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Doubtblush: Stripper Breath Mandle

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


Burlesque Heart Fascinator

The Burlesque Heart Fascinator ($95) is perfect for a V-day celebration, or that jumping out of a cake we've always wanted to try. Tons of sparkle and shimmer adorn a heart that flatters the curve of your face. The black leatherette-covered arrow piercing the heart adds a lil' edge, too.... [More]


Dewey Decimal

It's not quite the organizational system our school librarian got all excited about, but the Dewey Decimal ($130) is right up our alley. Holding your favorite books in plain sight, Dewey cradles them with loving care. Each antler is unique and comes with all the necessary hardware to hang from... [More]


Bauhaus V Neck Dress

The simplicity of the Bauhaus V Neck Dress ($169, on sale) is what makes us love it. It comes in vibrant colors (the deep purple magenta is our fav!) and the softest fabric blend ever. Well, maybe not ever. But it's pretty soft and flowy feeling! The V-neck is deep,... [More]


Personal Shopper: Unique dorm bedding for Katie H.

Katie H. writes: "Hey Outblush! I'm a senior in high school headed off to college next year and I want to get a head start picking out stuff for my dorm! And as you know, the biggest issue is bedding! So I don't have much of a budget for this... [More]


iSi Basics Silicone Standing Baster with Brush

We're all about tools that make our time in the kitchen go smoothly. The Silicone Standing Baster with Brush ($16) by iSi Basics is a silicone baster with a brush on the tip, so you can baste, pour your juices over your meat, or brush on for maximum juiciness when... [More]


Together Bag

Committed to wearing less leather, eating less meat, and cough, giving up your handbag obsession? The Together Bag ($35) will keep one of your resolutions intact. This canvas tote is great for the gym, groceries, books, etc.. Fully lined with an inner patch pocket for keys and phone and with... [More]


Personal Shopper: Unique dorm bedding for Katie H.

Katie H. writes: "Hey Outblush! I'm a senior in high school headed off to college next year and I want to get a head start picking out stuff for my dorm! And as you know, the biggest issue is bedding! So I don't have much of a budget for this... [More]


Urban Outfitters Flounce Ruffle Stripe Curtain

Let's begin with a basic fact: These Flounce Ruffle Strip Curtain ($48) belong in a "girlie" room. Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about how great they'd look softening the windows of a "Plain Jane" bedroom or bath. Sure, they're frilly, but how much fun... [More]


10 Over 10 Jewelry Rack

Okay, so you're not into frilly, girly, cutesy jewelry racks. We hear you and we respect you. The 10 Over 10 Jewelry Rack ($90) is a modern, sleek piece made of smooth Birdseye maple. The top bar is designed to hold your earrings and the larger aluminum pegs below will... [More]


Line N Grow

Who would have thought, just a few short years ago, that there would be so many products on the market designed to nourish our lashes and help them grow in thick and lush? Seriously...seems like they all just popped up overnight. Line N Grow ($40) approaches the lash growth issue... [More]

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Drew Chocolate Studded Blazer

Jump out of the box with the Drew Chocolate Studded Blazer ($89). Bold plaid and heavy studs won't look like rock'n'roll on the golf fairway unless you let the jacket wear you. Make it work? Yes, we can.... [More]


River Stone Trivets

Have you ever met someone who loves trivets? We hadn't either, until recently. We've now made the acquaintance of a woman who collects them - large, small, glass, pewter - any trivet appeals to her. We're not saying we've been shamed into purchasing trivets to protect our delicate surfaces, but... [More]


Splendor in the Grass

Two things happened simultaneously to one of our editors the other day. She had this passage from a William Wordsworth poem stuck in her head, including the words "splendour in the grass." At that precise moment, another editor sent her a video of Natalie Woods as Gypsy Rose Lee. These... [More]


White House Black Market Button-Front Pencil Skirt

The White House Black Market Button-Front Pencil Skirt ($88) is one of those articles of clothing we know we'd be as confident wearing out to dinner after work as we were wearing to the office. The straight twill skirt is a classic that's been jazzed up with a double row... [More]

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Roost Shell Flowers

Thanks to the Roost Shell Flowers ($8), we don't have to watch our blooms die a sad slow death. Exoskeletons of mollusks don't decay, donchaknow. They're sold individually, so we can mold the bendable wire stems into our own beautiful bouquet.... [More]

Friends With Benefits Necklace

Friend With Benefits Necklace

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, let that booty call special someone know just how much they mean to you. The Friend With Benefits Necklace ($12) would be a fun little gift for that boudoir "play pal". Editor's Note: FWB is apparently quite the popular relationship status these days... This necklace... [More]


Miracle Skin Transformer

Oh, Miracle Skin Transformer ($48), how we love your transformative powers. From the moment we smear a dot of you across our faces, we're left with softer, more hydrated skin, a hint of airbrushed color, and protection from the elements. It's nice to know you care.... [More]


Be My Valentine Thong

Some of us aren't too keen on the idea of a full lingerie set for "play" time. The corset, panties, garter, stockings - a bit much. The Be My Valentine Thong ($5) is just the right amount of naughty and nice for this V-Day. These adorable sheer panties with allover... [More]


Big Block Lamp

We shouldn't have a crush on an inanimate object - we're aware of that fact. BUT, if we were to have a crush on one, it would be the Big Block Lamp ($125). We love its industrial look and can just picture it as an objet d'art on a simple... [More]

Personal Shopper - Derby outfit for Stefanie

Personal Shopper: A Fabulous and Affordable Derby outfit for Stefanie

Stefanie C writes: "Hi Outblush! After countless google searches, I have come up with nothing and need your help--finding a derby outfit! A dress, a straw hat, and shoes..the works! I am sort of broke, so I'd like to spend $150 tops on the whole outfit... is this doable?!" Hey... [More]

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Gabriella Rucha Lace Skirt

The borderline too-many tiers on the Gabriella Rucha Lace Skirt ($50) gives it a feathery feel. Delicate, yes? Boxy, also yes? If you're six feet tall with a 24" waist, by all means layer on that lace, guuuurrrrrl. We may have just become a Vegas wedding planner (strippers deserve happiness... [More]


AtAt Walker baby Onesie

Your daily dose of "Awwwww" - courtesy of a cute baby and Star Wars! AtAt Walker Baby Onesie ($15)... [More]


Furbish Studio Holler Notecards

Sending notecards to friends and family sometimes feels like an antiquated endeavor. We might as well just send a quick text, right? But occasionally, it feels nice to slip a note in the mail to your BFF and let her know you're looking forward to Friday night's dinner and drinks.... [More]


mark Kiss Dry Goodbye Lip Smoother

Wanna offer your guy an "Amazonian" kiss? mark Kiss Dry Goodbye Lip Smoother ($8) is made with white cocoa extract from the Amazon, known for its deep moisturizing abilities. For added measure, antioxidant-rich bilberry has been added to help you give dry lips the final kiss-off.... [More]


Comic Book Mighty Wallet

If your guy's idea of the perfect date is a weekend away at Comic Con, we think we might have found a fun gift idea for him. This Comic Book Mighty Wallet ($15) is a graphic, smile-inducing way to remind him that you care about his interests. Oh, and it... [More]