My Backyard BBQ Set

Why is it always so darn adorable to watch kids imitate their parents? Get your little one the My Backyard BBQ Set ($60, on sale) so he or she can stand out on the back deck and grill with the best of them!... [More]


Burberry Summer

So girly. So dainty. So British. We have been so inspired by all this British royal wedding hullabaloo that we have been making every effort to smell/look/talk the part. Burberry Summer ($65) is the quintessential accent to our feather cap and horse drawn carriage we rent every morning as an... [More]


Sugar Plum Lip Treatment

So what if it isn't Christmas, we have Sugar Plum Lip Treatment ($23) dancing through our head. Infused with actual sugar, it locks in moisture while imparting a lovely hue of plum to your lips without a high gloss shine for those who would rather opt out of that. Don't... [More]

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Lady by Donkey Postcard

We're going to buy this 1950s era Lady by Donkey Postcard ($35) to remember the times when men wore large hats, women wore large dresses, and they flirted madly over the tops of donkeys. We miss those times.... [More]



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Sales & Steals: 4/29/11

*Sniffle* The Royal Wedding is OVER now... And our invitation never arrived in the mail! We guess we'll have to console ourselves with an online shopping spree, eh? Thanks, as always, to our pals at The Bargainist for supplying us with this week's Sales & Steals. Have a great weekend,... [More]


Personal Shopper: Under-$100 wedges for Jennie L.'s July garden wedding

Jennie L. wrote: I am in need of shoes for my wedding. The ceremony is outside and all in the grass. I found wedges that I loved but am not able to find them in my size (kelly and katie andrea ruffle wedge). I want something comfortable and affordable, under... [More]


Mother's Day Gift Guide: Kate Spade Bungalow Scarf

Your mom is plenty flashy, fancy, and fashionable in her own way, so help her strut her stuff by gifting her the Bungalow Scarf ($95) from Kate Spade. It's designer, brightly colored, and as soft as a baby kitten (Okay, we exaggerate, but it's close!). This gift will remind mom... [More]

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Stila Purrfect Cat Eye Talking Palette

Sometimes, we need a little help perfecting a specific technique: cat eye not excluded. We know there are super helpful videos on Youtube that walk you through the process, but our wireless blows in the bathroom and we have a hard time doing the morning makeup routine at the coffee... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Glass and Button Shell Necklace

We're servin' up boho at the beach with the Glass and Button Shell Necklace ($8). As part of a beach themed Mother's Day package or just for us, we're feeling the natural feeling of this one. Very easy breezy. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you... [More]


Anna Maria Floral Kitchen Towels

Flowers are finally blooming outside, so why not let them bloom inside too! The Anna Maria Floral Kitchen Towels ($7 each) add a much craved touch of color and print to our kitchens. It's time to stash away the crock pot, stock up on fresh fruits, and clean up with... [More]


Kate Spade Tropica Jezibel Canvas Tote

We weren't planning any tropical vacations this spring, but we may have to work one into our schedules, STAT. This Kate Spade Tropica Jezibel Canvas Tote ($275) belongs in just one place: on our bare, sunscreen slathered arms as we stroll down the beach. What beach, you ask? We'll take... [More]


Earth Lovers Pear & Lemongrass Shower Gel

Soft skin that smells amazing, fresh and like a Springtime bouquet... yes please! The Earth Lovers Pear & Lemongrass Shower Gel ($12) from The Body Shop, is a sulphate, paraben and colorant free gel that contains real pear and lemongrass extracts. Great for all skin types, and if pear and... [More]

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Culture Club: Tudor Love Underwear

For those of us that weren't camped out or glued to our televisions all night, let's appreciate some British royalty long dead. We'd rather hail scandal for scandal's sake than some talking head. Bow down to the utterly ridiculous Tudor Love Underwear ($42), available for men and women. And, give... [More]


Whimsy and Ink Paris Please Flask

Tis the season of outdoor festivals, concerts, and fairs! But uh, classy women that we are, we do NOT like paying $34215 for a plastic cup full of warm, watery beer. Instead, we stash our favorite drink in the Paris Please Flask ($23) by Whimsy and Ink. We highly recommend... [More]


Lane Bryant Convertible Maxi Dress

This Convertible Maxi Dress ($45) gives you amazingly easy quick change abilities. By day, wear it to the office with a tank and cardigan to be super profesh. Once 5:00 comes, ditch your toppers and pull this baby up to make it a sexy strapless dress and head downstairs to... [More]


Catherine Weitzman Double Seahorse Ring

"Double Seahorse" sounds like it could be an inane viral video, but this ring by Catherine Weitzman ($110) is cool and quirky enough for even Hipster Mermaid. (Is that enough memes for you, or do you need moar?)... [More]



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Jane Iredale PurePressed Eyeshadow - Khaki Kraze

We love when companies make it easy on us. We aren't always awake enough to match shades ourselves. Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eyeshadow in Khaki Kraze ($27) may have a name we aren't krazy about but the colors work really well for blue eyed broads. The green, brown, cream combo... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Nursing Swimsuit For Tori

Tori writes: "Hi Outblush! I'm 5 months post partum and am looking for a one piece (or tank swimsuit, seeing as the stretch marks haven't faded) that I can easily nurse in as well. Most nursing swim suits look dowdy! Halter style or something with a lower neckline will work.... [More]


Dear Diet Coke

Dear Diet Coke ($5), I feel like you're overreacting. Sincerely, Mentos... [More]


Mummy Mike

Maybe it's a skosh unhealthy, but we feel like mummifying Mummy Mike ($12) with rubber bands is a nice way to get some of the workplace tension out. Not to mention it's a lot easier than starting a rubber band ball - those things are such a pain in the... [More]


Modern-Twist Matrix Placemat

We never really understood the whole "placemat thing" when we were younger. You have a table. You put a plate on it. What's the big deal? Then we started buying that furniture, and now we wouldn't dream of ruining that gorgeous stain with a cup mark! The Modern-Twist Matrix Placemat... [More]


Knotical Arched Square Knot Cabinet Pull

Score a sweet chest of drawers at a yard sale? Need to update your tired kitchen cabinets, but don't have the funds for a complete re-do? Throw on some Knotical Arched Square Knot Cabinet Pull ($8), and give those drawers some new life. With a rustic and contemporary feel, these... [More]


You Are So F-ing Awesome Mirror

Outblush's Tips on How to Psych Yourself Up for a Job Interview: Step 1. Prepare a high-octane playlist of Songs of Awesomeness to put on repeat while you're getting ready. Suggested additions: Eye of the Tiger, I Am Woman, I Have Confidence in Me, and any other song that makes... [More]


Doubtblush: Illamasqua Toxic Claw

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 IS that? It's meant... [More]


J. Crew Belinda Dress

The J. Crew Belinda Dress ($138) is simplicity at its finest. The casual sundress looks equally effortless with flat sandals or espadrilles as it does with a pair of heels and an evening clutch. The removable straps give you the option of going strapless for a sweet and sexy look.... [More]


Tale of Two Beaded Bowl

Maybe not quite big enough for the bittiest of betta fish, the Tale of Two Beaded Bowl ($32) would make a whimsical votive candle holder for your back patio, or add just a splash of color to a crispy, clean dining nook.... [More]



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Completely Bare Razor Bump Blaster

You know what sucks? Razor burn. You know what sucks even more? Making out with a dude that suffers from razor burn. Leave a pot of Completely Bare Razor Bump Blaster ($32) on the bathroom counter next time you have a sleep over and he'll get the message. (You might... [More]


Rolling Stones: The Complete Singles

Have you noticed how current pop songs are referencing Mick Jagger all over the place? Ke$sha "[kicks] 'em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger" Taboo from the BEP knows that "these girls, they like my swagger, they callin' me Mick Jagger" It's because, it a nutshell, Mick... [More]


Flensted Cat Mobile

Maybe it's just the ominous product lighting (and those cats in the back with no pupils), but if you at all believe in that urban legend about cats sucking the breath out of babies, you probably shouldn't hang up this cat mobile ($31) in your newborn's nursery.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Vera Wang Lavender Elizabeth Shoes for Keisha's Wedding

Keisha B. writes: "Hello my name is Keisha and my wedding is scheduled for May 27, 2011 and I am looking for the perfect shoes to wear. The Vera Wang Lavender 'Elizabeth' Sandal featured on your site are definately the shoes for me but I can only find them at... [More]


Skull and Pyramid Stud Clips

When we want a dose of edge to our ensemble, we don't turn to Hot Topic. We rather turn to these Skull and Pyramid Stud Clips ($13). Without being too over the top/neon/Lady Gaga inspired/Kanye West inspired/Twilight entrenched, these are still cute enough to not be embarrassed about.... [More]


Fudge Fuel Nourishing Gel

We watch the runway shows with the rest of the world and always wondered how stylists got ponytails so sleek and polished. Apparently, they buy stock in Fudge Fuel Nourishing Gel ($21). Best when applied wet, it leaves your hair hydrated, super shiny and smooth. Wonder what would happen if... [More]


Foscarini Pett Table Lamp

We can't help but think of the little lamp of Pixar, only slightly more industrial and cute, when we see the Foscarini Pett Table Lamp ($342). This flashy and fabulous table lamp has a polycarbonate and metal construction finished in PINK! For your workspace that needs a little more punch,... [More]


Architec Wine Glass Drying System

Not that we're perfectionists or anything, but it really drives us up the wall when our wine glasses have water spots on them. Unfortunately, we're also too lazy to hand dry dishes - especially after we've been drinking wine. The Architec Wine Glass Drying System ($15) not only provides us... [More]


Mother's Day Gift Guide: Philosophy Welcome Baby Set

Gift givers get so caught up in buying tiny socks and ruffle butt diaper covers for new additions. Pregnant mommas deserve some Mother's Day loving too. The Philosophy Welcome Baby Set ($30) is soft and gentle on mother's skin making it perfect for pregnant or just-delivered baby mommas. Giving something... [More]


Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels

If you spend your lunch breaks chasing down the best meals on wheels, or if the influx of shows related to food trucks has you working on a business model for your mobile culinary creations - this book's for you! Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on... [More]


Mr. Tea

I pity the fool that drinks coffee instead of tea in the mornings! Don't you know tea has caffeine, can increase metabolic rates, lower stress, and boost mental alertness. Alright, Mr. Tea ($20), we get it! Keep your panties on!... [More]


Catbird Alphabet Rings

They're so dainty and delicate, until you use the tiny letters on these Catbird Alphabet Rings ($88) to spell out PMS. Leave us alone.... [More]


Paderno World Cuisine Hexagon Bread Stamp

If you're gonna spend the time to bake delicious homemade bread, all that hard work deserves some fancy help. The Paderno World Cuisine Hexagon Bread Stamp ($31) add an artfully detailed print onto unbaked dough. The stamp makes a crisp, deep imprint of large honey-combed hexagons and turns your bread... [More]


The Gap's City Flat

Do you know how hard it is to find a budget-friendly, foot-cushioning, adorable looking ballet flat? Of course you do! But the search stops here because The City Flat ($40) from The Gap masters cost, comfort, and cute in one tiny shoe. The flats don't scrape our heels into blistered... [More]


O De Lancome

No, this isn't spelled incorrectly. It is really O De Lancome ($55). We can't decide if we like it more for its avant garde approach to a traditional spelling or the citrus and honeysuckle notes.... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: A cool gift for motherly Mrs. G.

The Girls of Eastland write: "Hey Outblush, we really need a great Mother's Day gift for good ole' Mrs. G. She takes such awesome care of us so we want to show her just how much we appreciate all that she does for us. Since we're still in school, we... [More]


Bliss Blush: Something Blue Baubles

Wedding season is right around the corner, and we're looking out for our engaged girls. You have more important things to do than look for toasting flutes or find the perfect pair of backup flats for dancing the night away. Let us round up some detail pieces for your big... [More]


Pinstripe Corset Top

A little retro, a little sex kitten, and a whole-lotta cute, the Pinstripe Corset Top ($30) is the perfect pretty weather top. A flattering sweetheart neckline, a girlie red and white pinstripe, cushioned bra cups, and featuring a little Spandex, it's super forgiving. With shorts and some wedges, it's divine!... [More]


Hearty Handshake Card

Friend in need of a laugh? Coworker in need of some hygiene tips? Send them the Hearty Handshake Card ($5) - it's sure to send the intended message. "Golly that's a sweaty palm." "It's been in my ass crack all afternoon."... [More]


Pylones Designer Dog Spray Bottle

We never thought we'd be doing some ironing, misting and cleaning doggy style - but here we are! The Pylones Designer Dog Spray Bottle ($35) is a funky way to spritz your household away. Who knows, he may bring pleasure to your otherwise menial tasks!... [More]


Redhanded Cowgirl Clutch

If Cowboy Curtis and Chairy got it on, this Cowgirl Clutch ($98) would be their baby, because that's just the kind of freaky procreation you would expect from Pee Wee's Playhouse.... [More]


Doubtblush: Skeletor Belt

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. Creepy and expensive? It's definitely... [More]


Currey and Company Parker Pendant

If there's not room in your budget for a major room overhaul, may we suggest a simple light with a splash of color to do the trick. The Currey and Company Parker Pendant ($431) uses simple wire that captures classic shapes and features a pop of vibrant color. We totally... [More]


TOM Airwasher and Humidifier

How great is the concept of washing the air? The visual of that is stunning. Can you imagine walking into a room, seeing someone rubbing a sponge wildly above their head like a lunatic? Luckily, no sponges are required when you've got a TOM Airwasher and Humidifier ($599), which will... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Simple Pleasures Ice Cream Lip Balm

Diets be damned, we love ice cream. Simple Pleasures Ice Cream Lip Balm ($6) allows us to have our mint chocolate chip and eat our vanilla custard too. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Geometry Barstool

So maybe you didn't Ace geometry, that's no reason not to embrace some fancy shapes in your adult years. The Geometry Barstool ($802) is some seriously sophisticated modern design. This unique and eco-friendly barstool can be flipped on one side for a version with a footrest, and the other side... [More]

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B&C Skin Tight Roll-On

Sing to the tune of "Rain, Rain, Go Away" while applying B&C Skin Tight Roll-On ($12): Razor burn, razor burn, go away. Or we're going to rip our skin off and set it on fire to spite you.... [More]

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AKIRA Zip Front Cami Dress

Flashy print. Exposed zipper. Adjustable straps. Between-the-boobs ruffle action. If you want much more than that from a dress, you're just greedy. AKIRA Zip Front Cami Dress ($29)... [More]


Jolie Bed

When you're pregnant and all you want to do is sleep (we totally just woke up from an under-the-desk nap), the Jolie Bed ($2,799) looks like a deep oasis. Four poster beds are hard to deny but mango wood makes it even harder to let go of. So rich and... [More]


Fred Pants Salt and Pepper Set

This is the only situation we can imagine in which it is perfectly acceptable to remove a pair of pants at the dinner table. Fred and Friends Pants Salt and Pepper Set ($10)... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Byron Lars Michelle Dress for Danielle's Law Graduates Dinner

Danielle S. writes: "I am looking for this Audrey Hepburn "Breakfast at Tiffany's" inspired black gown by Byron Lars. I want to wear this gown or one similar to my 2011 Law Graduates dinner on May 19, 2011. I have pictures I can forward. I believe it is called the... [More]


Ionel Panaït Elephant Funnels

We don't know about you, but we love funneling. Funneling grains and pasta into cuter jars, Costco sized bags of cat food into more manageable containers, whiskey into our bottle of Diet Coke to take to a family get-together... you get the idea. But until now, the funnels themselves have... [More]


Multi Tiered Beach Cover Up

Not only will this Multi Tiered Beach Cover Up ($52) keep you nice and cool while you're out in the summer sun, you'll also look like a popsicle. We're not sure if that'll help stave off the sweat, but you'll be damn cute...and probably make the boys drool.... [More]


London Double Decker Bus Bento Box

With chopsticks and a strap to secure each section, the London Double Decker Bus Bento Box ($25) is too cool for school; which is great, because you'll be taking it to work, and making all your Lean Cuisine eatin' friends... jealous!... [More]


You Tell Us: Surface To Air Open Wedge V1

While the Surface To Air Open Wedge V1 ($444) is funky, and fresh, and gives us the sneaker/wedge look we've been longing for, we can't help but wonder if it's a bit much. Day to night, this canvas and leather platform with leather sole, proclaims that we are modern gladiators,... [More]


Frog Stripe Rug

Once you look past the adorable, precious wittle puppy-wuppy dog, you'll see a really cute outdoor Frog Strip Rug ($38-115). Made to withstand outdoor rain, sun, sand and mud, this rug would spice up any outdoor space or perhaps an indoor mud room if you are lucky enough to have... [More]


Bamboo Elephant Mobile

Looking for a baby gift for the earth-conscious, vegan, sustainable mother-to-be? The Bamboo Elephant Mobile ($66) is an affordable, adorable gift option that suits a boy or a girl. Made of bamboo, it poses no threat to the environment or of knocking babies unconscious if it just so happens to... [More]


Michelle Classic Contrast Tunic

Just because it's a cover-up doesn't mean it should be hideous, and not equally as fabulous as the suit underneath. The Michelle Classic Contrast Tunic ($129) is perfect for a day at the beach, and the subsequent night of drinks and dinner. The great pattern is just the icing, the... [More]


tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette - Polpettina

We love a good surprise. We probably don't even like Cracker Jacks but have conditioned ourselves to eat them just for the little surprise at the bottom of the crunchy popcorn mix (take us out to a ball game STAT). tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette- Polpettina ($25) is an adorably youthful... [More]

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Spring Cicada Ring

Celebrating budding life isn't all about flowers, chicks, and birdsongs. Since these insects only sing for a few months time, sporting the Spring Cicada Ring ($36) by Fossil is seasonal, not freaky. Ladies like us are devoted to keeping it weird.... [More]


CEREALART Mama Bear Cookie Jar

Unfortunately this adorable Mama Bear Cookie Jar ($) won't ship in time for Mother's Day. If your mama's not the timely type, or if she's got a birthday coming up, this could be the perfect gift! We have to warn you though, if you're thinking about giving this to a... [More]


Personal Shopper: Grown Up Prom Frock for Michelle

Michelle's conundrum: Help Me! My boyfriend is a high school teacher and has just informed me that he's chaperoning the prom and I'm his date! I think it'll be fun to get to go back to prom even though I'm 22! Now, I have no idea what to wear. I'm... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara

Mother Earth is going to be so proud of us. Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara ($10) pleases our pockets and our carbon footprint. 100% natural, 47% organic and 100% approved for Earth Day. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to... [More]

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Scalloped Suede Clutch Bag

The Scalloped Suede Clutch Bag ($100) has us on cloud nine. These soft suede scales are the closest we get to making a mermaid statement. A golden tassel on the zipper glams it up for the full grown lady in us.... [More]


Voluspa Crisp Champagne Room Body Spray

There may be no sex in the champagne room but we will allow the Voluspa Crisp Champagne Room Body Spray ($20) in our boudoir. Pile on the strawberries, whip cream and Prince and you will be all set for some Darling, Nikki of your own.... [More]


AdinaPastelina Sterling Silver & Polymer Clay Peacock Feather Earrings

You know how those peacock earrings that seemed like a really good idea are just a big mess of smashed, weird shaped feathers ever since you left them in the bottom of your jewelry box? Their sterling silver and polymer clay counterpart ($129) are a much more durable solution that... [More]


Kikkerland Babushka Pepper Mill

Here we go ladies, looks like we've finally found our first serious trend of 2011... the nesting doll, the babushka, the Matryoshka doll, whatever you call her, she's making her power known! The Kikkerland Babushka Pepper Mill ($35) will help spice up your table, in more ways than one. Made... [More]


Mother's Day Gift Guide: Borghese Spa Bella Mother's Day Set

Now this is how you spoil someone on Mother's Day. The Borghese Spa Bella Mother's Day Set ($53) is a big'ole collection of their top sellers in a too cute summer straw tote. You save some huge dollars buying it this way ($210 value) plus you get some extra brownie... [More]

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Dolce Vita Fir Dress

Something about the Dolce Vita Fir Dress ($85) really catches our eye. We're not talking about the horrific burgundy lipstick, although that's worth shaking a finger at (bad prank, makeup artist). It's the graphic tree branches reaching over pretty plum and chartreuse dip-dyed panels that we like.... [More]

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Magic Crumbs Gift Set

Mixing your own breading for stuff can be so involved (it's really not) and sauces are too hard for anyone but the most accomplished chefs (untrue) so go ahead and get your best friend who has you over for dinner all the time (whose cooking looks and tastes like shvitsy... [More]

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Spiewak Benton Coat

Wait a sec. We don't have a raincoat. The drawstring toggles and bold color of the Spiewak Benton Coat ($64) sets it apart from other lightweight coats on our radar. We're glad to step out of the military trend with this playful basic.... [More]


Hello Kitty Say Hello - Happy Fun Palette

First, we were Super Fun. Now, we are Happy Fun with Hello Kitty Say Hello - Happy Fun Palette ($35), lipgloss and eyeshadow stacked into one mirrored compact (sans an application wand). We are really digging the pink lipgloss shades but feel like we've seen those eyeshadows before. But Hello... [More]


Go Love Your Own City

We get it already! You Heart NY. You Heart DC. Now Go Love Your Own City ($32)!... [More]


Elizabeth Cole XOXO Earrings

We're hoping our honey picks up a pair of these "just because", but if that doesn't happen, we'll get these Elizabeth Cole XOXO Earrings ($85) for a girlfriend we love. They're too cute not to buy and she'll deserve the sparkly hugs and kisses just as much as we would.... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Gifts for Nichole B.'s Non-Traditional Dads

Nichole B. writes, "Hey Outblush! I was hoping you can help me with my Mother's Day request. See, I have a rather unconventional family situation. My mom died when I was a teenager and the judge decided I should live with these two guys--either one of them could be my... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Ethnic Eclectic Earrings

Flashy. Tropical. Bohemian. Colorful. Fabulous. AND CHEAP! The Ethnic Eclectic Earrings ($16) are just what we need to perk up our lobes, and not sadden our wallets. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Waring Professional Bar Blender

You have a cute retro kitchen. You need to make tons of blended Tiki drinks. BINGO! The Waring Professional Bar Blender ($100) is tall, fabulous and crushes, blends, and rocks! A sturdy base, with lid and cap that doubles as a measuring cup, and a thick-glassed pitcher makes this blender... [More]


J. Crew Ruffle Shortie

For the girl who's fun, flirty, and really doesn't give a damn what ruffles do or don't do for the shape of her ass, the Ruffle Shortie ($35 - $50 depending on color) is a must-have for poolside play this summer. Dare we say, they're cheeky! (pssst, this fab fuchsia... [More]

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French Connection Paint Box Sequin Mini Skirt

Playing with color and sparkle is a sure way to get some attention. Work all the angles with the French Connection Paint Box Sequin Mini Skirt ($126). Don't be afraid to wear it during the day. Pair it with a chic short trench, and watch jaws drop.... [More]


Doubtblush: JeanPants Underwear

Oh, readers, READERS. There just are no words for us to adequately describe how we feel about these JeanPants Underwear ($61). poll by [More]

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Karma Chunky Ethnic Necklace

Toss on this eye catching Karma Chunky Ethnic Necklace ($30) and no one will even notice that you forgot to wear pants and have a stubborn lettuce farm stuck in your teeth. In other words, this piece of jewelry will turn all your nightmares into sweet, sweet dreams.... [More]

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Lolita Handpainted Pitcher

Humbert Humbert would use this Lolita Handpainted Pitcher ($40) for floral arrangements, ice water, or other purposes.... [More]


Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Mascara

The wavy mascara wand keeps popping up everywhere. It seems like every collection this Spring and Summer features one and Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Mascara ($25) keeps up with the trend. The unique head grabs every lash possible and fans them out. Supposedly. We haven't tried this new fad so we... [More]


Vintage Glass Decanter

Is it just us, or does this Vintage Glass Decanter ($39) totally remind you of the bottle Jeannie lived in? Ok, so maybe it's not quite the same, but we think it would look lovely on display 364 days a year and make a killer prop for your Halloween costume!... [More]

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I Still Live With My Parents Toddler T-Shirt

Your little guy is already so handsome and charming that you're fearing the day he discovers other women besides his one true love (Mommy!), but that doesn't mean you can't try to hold off those shifty-eyed nymphettes in ruffled socks who prey upon him at the local park for as... [More]


MARC by Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Cocktail Ring

Lovely, ladylike and... polka-dotted? Well sure, Marc Jacobs, we'll wear this Polka Dot Cocktail Ring ($32). Thanks for taking a juvenile pattern and giving it to us in a sophisticated fashion. We can't wait to wear it to a beer pong tourney happy hour at the W this weekend.... [More]


Deborah Lippman Sparkle Mini Set

Step One: Apply a shade from the Deborah Lippmann Sparkle Mini Set ($30). Step Two: Walk from subway station across the street to snag a quick hostess gift. Step Three: While traffic has stopped for your royal hotness, apply a new shade. Step Four: SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Step Five: Walk into party... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Professional, Professorial Wardrobe for Andrya

Andrya writes: "Dear Outblush, I've been an avid reader since I first started college, and now, its time to graduate and move on to my Master's. Well, I've been offered a teaching position at my university, and my boss's wife (who I'm pretty close to) mentioned that maybe I should... [More]


Halston Heritage Deep V Dolman Dress

If you're looking to turn heads with one simple frock, this Halston Heritage Deep V Dolman Dress ($325) has it all. A bright pop of color, a deep neckline and dramatic sleeves are all executed flawlessly without going over the top. A pair of pumps and simple earrings and you'll... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Artiko Chef New Baby Gift Boxes

We have a good friend who lives far away from us, and she just gave birth to a cute little baby human. Since we have also given birth to baby humans, we know that the most appreciated gift among brand new mamas is FOOD. Lots of it. Food that requires... [More]


Graffiti Cocktail Shaker

This could be a bad combination. Too many martinis poured out of this clever Graffiti Cocktail Shaker ($25) and you might think tagging "I heart ponies" in your back alley is a good idea. We assure you, it's not.... [More]

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Tropical Pansy Maxi Dress

You're anything but a pansy if you've got the ovaries to show up in this bright, bold Belle & Bunty Tropical Pansy Dress ($117, on sale).... [More]

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Tegan Hope Coral Strand Bracelet Chain

Love the layered look but feeling lazy? Slip this Coral Strand Bracelet Chain by Tegan Hope ($200). It does all the work for you. Now if only you could find jewelry that vacuums your bathroom, brushes your cat, and sings you awake at the first light of dawn, you'd have... [More]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ski Masks

The only real downside we can see to wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ski Mask ($16) is that it might make it hard to eat pizza, the essential fuel of Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and the dreamy Leonardo. Raise your hand if your TMNTs used to date your Barbies.... [More]


Waxwear Folded Messenger

We'd tell you the Waxwear Folded Messenger ($255) would make a great present for you beau, that is, until you get it, and realize you'd much rather keep it for yourself. This fine cotton canvas is soaked in a paraffin formula to provide strength and abrasion resistance. It's detailed with... [More]

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Tea Tower

You can serve whatever you want with the four pieces in this Tea Tower ($42) . We would never try to fence you in. We will tell you, however, that if one were so inclined, they might use the top part for sugar, the second part for cream, the third... [More]


Cargo Lash Activator Curling Mascara

If you're like some of us, we have never gotten along with eyelash curlers. Either the whole eyelid is sacrificed/mangled or we just wank up the whole look. Cargo Lash Activator Curling Mascara ($35) removers the curler from the equation acting as a life vessel for your lash line. With... [More]


Nutella Love

It's like your first kiss. Your first issue of Tiger Beat. The first time you kept the car out late. The first time you stuck your hand in that jar, licked your fingers, and experienced the most intense flavor explosion of your life! Never forget the first time, with Nutella... [More]


Boatneck Beaded Dress

Looking for a way to show off some skin without pulling a total Tara Reid (hyperlink NSFW)? The Boatneck Beaded Dress ($78) mixes the right amount of sex appeal with class. The deep back and cut-out sleeves do their fair share of teasing but oh my god the detail on... [More]


Personal Shopper: Granny-chic Vegan Sandals for Katy

Katy writes: Oh, Outblush. How did I ever shop before you? (Mostly unsuccessfully, if I recall...) Here's my current quest: a pair of chunky, platform-y sandals like these great Dansko ones but non-leather. My specifics: - I wear a size 7.5 shoe - I'm willing to pay up to $150-ish... [More]


Truly Aesthetic Bath Affirmations

In order to recover from work/fighting with our mothers/bridal showers/baby showers/birthdays for animals/road trips, we turn to a bath. And wine. Bottles of it. And from now on, we'll also be turning to Truly Aesthetic Bath Affirmations ($60) so we can Enliven, Repose, Harmonize, Fortify and Thrive (all scents from... [More]


Haskell Series 9 Chaise

It's time to get your pasty booty outside and enjoy the fresh air, the smells, the flowers and the sun! The Haskell Series 9 Chaise ($1844) is the perfect throne for your outdoor lounging. This sophisticated and comfortable chair allows you to recline and relax in style. It's an iconic... [More]

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Michal Negrin Flower Crystal Earrings

Make an over-the-top Spring statement with the Michal Negrin Flower Crystal Earrings ($160). Pastels don't have to whisper, darlings. Our Swarovski crystal and glass bead sparkles only know how to shout. Gaudy does ya good, gals.... [More]


Go The F$%* To Sleep

Mind you this is not really intended as a bed time story for anyone under 18, but bet your asses it is on our nightstand as a quick literary night cap. Here is an excerpt from Adam Mansbach's "Go The Fuck To Sleep" ($9): The cats nestle close to their... [More]


Woolly Pocket Outdoor Wall Planter

Just because your apartment doesn't have a huge backyard doesn't mean you can't create an urban oasis on your tiny deck. The Woolly Pocket Outdoor Wall Planter ($40) allows you to grow a little greenery on your vertical space. Pots are so last year.... [More]


Issey Miyake 'L'Eau d'Issey' Summer Fragrance

Remember that movie where Brooke Shields bared her pre-pubescent boobies in the most inappropriate parenting move of the century? We imagine that the set of Blue Lagoon smelled like Issey Miyake 'L'Eau d'Issey' Summer Fragrance ($64) with a little less sexual frustration and more maturity.... [More]

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Toica Stefan Red Love Cardigan

Here is yet another classic case of why why why does this not come in our siiiiiiize?! We're feeling seriously pouty about it. We think the Toica Stefan Red Love Cardigan ($48) would look great on us, but we'll have to settle for buying it for someone in our lives... [More]

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Shawl Cape Trench

We're following in the footsteps of Jackie O with the sophisticated silhouette of the Shawl Cape Trench ($249) by Strong & Dickerson. Dramatic proportions and leather trimming make this piece undeniably classy. Yay, a shape that does us justice.... [More]

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Don't Panic There's Still One Prince Left Coasters

OMG it's almost the royal wedding *pulls hair out.* For everyone who's celebrating the epic romance of April 29th from here on out, remind people at the viewing party of one thing. With one prince officially off the market, the Don't Panic There's Still One Prince Left Coasters ($4) keep... [More]


Erica Weiner Stag Head Necklace

Your favorite bar to hang out in serves cocktails in mason jars. You'd rather wear plaid than pumps. You hold the high score on Big Buck Hunter. How do you not already own this Stag Head Necklace ($90)?... [More]


bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Color Collection

There is just something about pink and green that when paired instantly transports us with our fake sorority sisters to a beach house sipping on Mai Tais and snacking on boiled peanuts. The bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Color Collection ($38) keeps us Southern classy all summer long wetting our lips with... [More]


Hot Pink Oversize Sunglasses

It doesn't even matter if the sun is being filtered through overcast skies, if you've got these Hot Pink Oversize Square Sunglasses ($32) on, you're going to feel like it's Cali in August all the time. Own those shades, girl! See more sunglasses.... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Mikey's Frazzled First-Time Mom

Mikey wrote: "Dear Outblush; You might be surprised to be getting an email from an infant, but as you can see, I'm a pretty advanced little guy. Anyhow, I'm a handful and a half: dirty diapers, midnight feedings, the whole nine yards. Any suggestions on Mother's Day gifts for my... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: InterDesign Vanity Lazy Susan

We can't tell if the InterDesign Vanity Lazy Susan ($10) is old fashioned or just silly, but we're still intrigued. The "rain" finish is like a rotating crystalline plate of convenience, unless we spin it too hard and send things flying. Anyhow, maybe it's better as a gift for mom.... [More]


Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Facial Peel

When you don't have time to complete your facial at home, do it on the sub/train/car/tuk-tuk/dentist office with Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Facial Peel ($80). Packaged in individual travel-friendly packets, there's no reason you can't keep beautiful on the go even in the most awkward places.... [More]

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Karen Millen Chain Print T-Shirt

The photo print design on the Karen Millen Chain Print T-Shirt ($55) is actually a close-up image of crochet knit embellished with real chains. If our outfit needs totally awesome texture and rock'n'roll attitude without looking torn up, this is in our back pocket.... [More]


Doubtblush: Alexis Hudson Jerry iPhone Case

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... So we Doubtblush 'em What... [More]


Twos Company Artichoke Tealight Candles

These Artichoke Tealight Candles ($15 for a set of 2) make us yearn for warm, summer nights on the on the patio, surrounded by good friends and even better finger food. Our place or yours?... [More]


Snatch Cognac Leather Mini Clutch

The Snatch Cognac Leather Mini Clutch ($114) is so decadent - it's like part chocolate, part sinful drink, part delightful way to carry our daily needs. Perfect as a wallet, make-up bag, or night time clutch, it holds just enough to get you through the day, (yes you can go... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Forever 21 Orange Nail Polish

Straight forward. Uncluttered. Named appropriately. Blazing hot. Cheap as hell. Forever 21 Orange Nail Polish ($3). Sexcellent. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

Butterfly Garden Set

Butterfly Garden Chair Set

Spread your wings and let your imagination run wild! The Butterfly Garden Chair Set ($629) is oh so ever relaxing and would look darling on your patio among all of the beautiful hydrangeas. Maybe even set it under the pergola.... [More]


Marilyn Teaser Brush

Y'all we love a good poof! And nothing gets our poof the poofiest like the Marilyn Teaser Brush ($16). This little gem sets up our hair in the most fashionable of ways, y'all. Whether we are wearing a new pair of Top Siders, sporting our fresh new Vera Bradley bag... [More]


Sperry Topsider Pelican Lug Rain Boot

The Sperry Topsider Pelican Lug Rain Boot ($70) is the pinnacle of wet weather fashion. A waterproof construction will keep your feet dry, while a micro-fleece lining provides cushioning, warmth and extra protection from the elements. Nautical flags add an extra special flare - bring on the rain!... [More]


Fossil Keyper Cosmetic Case

Short on storage but big on makeup? Fossil Keyper Cosmetic Case ($30) (shown in Safari) keeps it all together in an adorable canvas case. Fitted like a clutch, the metal latch opens with the flick of a finger revealing a mirror, upholstered interior, two zip pockets and four slide pockets.... [More]


InkDish Tug Side Plate

"Pull harder girls! We've gotta get that cake over on our side of the table!" InkDish Tug Side Plate ($14)... [More]


You're a Star Tights

You know how you wear a turtleneck when you get a hickey? These You're a Star Tights ($28) are the equivalent, except for rug burns on your knees. Not that you acquired said rug burns in any sordid way. In fact, we don't even know how you'd get them, or... [More]


Beardy Man Egg Cup

It's true, we're hard boiled pressed to find a beard we don't love; rightly, the Beardy Man Egg Cup ($18) is no exception. Each handsome egg cup is hand made and printed. Dippy egg lovers rejoice, the perfect cup has sprouted, err grown, err arrived!... [More]


Personal Shopper: A non-sweaty frock for Erin to wear to her brother's July wedding in Tennessee

Erin H. wrote, "Hi Outblush - My brother is getting married July 23rd in Memphis and I need some serious help finding an awesome dress to wear. The challenges I face are two-fold. First, it is going to be effing hot - the end of July in Memphis is like... [More]


A Guide To Your Spice Rack

You love looking at the different colors in your spice rack. You love the very idea of a spice rack. But the only jars you ever seem to reach for are cinnamon, celery salt, and the premixed Italian Seasoning. You feel shame. Time to let that go. Just pick up... [More]

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Goddis Fiona V-Neck Sweater

They tell us it's spring, but we're still feeling a little chilly. We're going to cozy up on a comfy piece of furniture with a good book, someone we find attractive, and our wavy knit, butt covering Goddis Fiona V-Neck Sweater ($185).... [More]


Trees Frolic Large Bento

Picnic, farmer's market shopping, berry picking, beer gathering; the possibilities for the Trees Frolic Large Bento ($50) are endless. This eco-friendly wrap can be slung over your shoulder or a gorgeous wrapping for a gift. Its delightful hand screenprinted pattern on cotton and linen is reversible and 100% handmade. Don't... [More]

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Kenneth Jay Lane Trendy Ring

Usually we stick our noses up at cubic-zirconia, but the Kenneth Jay Lane Trendy Ring ($138) is a solid gem. Like the best fat Italian quartz statement rings, this shines our heart content. Love the peachy rose color too.... [More]

Charlie Jade Athena Dress

Charlie Jade Athena Dress

Make a statement when you walk into that cocktail party! The Charlie Jade Athena Dress ($118) will surely help you do so. This gorgeous silk dress consists of a beautiful multi-color pattern. It can be paired with strappy sandals and an awesome clutch.... [More]


100% Pure Purity Spot Treatment

Got a case of sensitive skin with an equally obnoxious zit? Try 100% Pure Purity Spot Treatment ($17). Free from all chemicals, synthetics, artificial fragrances, preservatives or petrochemicals, it is organic and probably pretty tasty. Made from aloe, rosemary, thyme and oregano, it is a spicy acne treatment that kills... [More]

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Paolo Kimono Sleeve Biker Jacket

The Paolo Kimono Sleeve Biker Jacket ($151) by Mike Gonzalez seamlessly mixes flowy and fierce. This East-meets-West jacket adds unexpected flairs to striped paneling. A drawstring bottom hem, zipper sleeves, and epaulets make this coat one in a million.... [More]

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Freshly Baked Treats Kit

Yeah, handwriting or printing cutesy tags for our baked goods is kinda out of the question (it's called being busy). The Freshly Baked Treats Kit ($12) take care of that crafty step where we fall short. Now we're sure to be the tops at the bake sale.... [More]


Fifth Avenue Princess Onesie

If for some reason all of that midnight feeding, diaper changing, and general life disarray that came with your new baby girl isn't high maintenance enough, set her up to be a picky fashionista with the Fifth Avenue Princess Onesie ($17). We guess it's better than letting her teethe on... [More]

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Henna Dessert Plates

Mix and match the Henna Dessert Plates ($20 / set of four) with simple geometric table linens for an eclectic table set up. If you want a touch of floral, without bringing up the whole garden, these are a nice choice.... [More]


Haoshi Design Animal Necklaces

You guys, we were so disappointed when we found out lap giraffes weren't real. Not surprised or anything, but disappointed for sure. To console ourselves, we're getting a giraffe Animal Necklace ($69) and naming it Milford, which is what our lap giraffe was going to be called. If giraffes aren't... [More]


BelleCore HoneyBelle Bodybuffer

Got a man who is really into his car? Well you'll need to check his dip stick after he watches you buff off with the BelleCore HoneyBelle Bodybuffer ($395). Shown to reduce cellulite, increase skin radiance and sooth sore muscles, you can bet that all the boys will be honking... [More]


Personal Shopper: Kitten-heeled shoes for Laura Kate

Laura Kate wrote: "Dear Outblush- I have been an enthusiastic reader! I always look forward to seeing what is new everyday. You have provided many great gifts! Now...I need your help. I am guest at a wedding on May 13th, which happens to be my birthday, and I need shoes!!... [More]


Gerard Yosca Gold Wire Crystal Ring

We're pretty sure this Gerard Yosca Gold Wire Crystal Ring ($78) is what Medusa's engagement ring would like if she had one. It would be pretty hard to get engaged to Medusa, but who doesn't love a challenge? Wear this crystal ring with its snake-like gold wire embellishments on your... [More]

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Octopus Print Zombie Glasses

"When you see 'em in films, they're running about an' that and everyone likes an octopus." - Karl Pilkington If you don't know the joy that is Karl Pilkington, check out The Ricky Gervais Show. If you watch while drinking something from these Octopus Print Zombie Glasses ($29 for 4),... [More]


Anthropologie Above the Fray Cap

We attend parade after parade every summer showing off how damn patriotic we really are. What we don't do is bedazzle our t-shirts in fireworks or craft some sort of LED fanny pack American flag nightmare. The Anthropologie Above the Fray Cap ($48) keeps it traditional and tasteful without being... [More]

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Davines Nounou Conditioner Nourishing Illuminating Cream with Tomato Extract

We've seen a lot of things here at Outblush but tomato extract for your hair is a new one by us. Davines Nounou Conditioner Nourishing Illuminating Cream with Tomato Extract ($19) may be a mouthful but it does a lot for your hair too. Just read the label. Formulated specifically... [More]

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Free People Paradise Bib Top

This Free People Paradise Bib Top ($78) is another top to add to your wardrobe simply because it does all the hard work of outfit selection for you. The beaded bib embellishment stands in for a necklace, and the contrast of lace and stripes are interesting enough that you just... [More]

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Dragon Tea Pot

This Dragon Tea Pot by Richard Flores ($460) is: 1) A great substitute for that dragon tattoo you'll regret getting. 2) A great substitute for that baby dragon you'll regret adopting. 3) A terrible reminder of that Dragon Ball Z fan you regret dating.... [More]

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Melie Bianco Tan Tote

Raffia be damned, the Melie Bianco Tan Tote ($92) is too classy to be thrown to the hippy wolves. Let's keep this chic laser cut faux leather all to ourselves. There's extra fun inside and out, thanks to wooden buttons, silver hardware and a satin polka dot interior.... [More]

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Rachel Comey Animal Print Lunch Backpack

We wouldn't dare stick our Tupperware in the Rachel Comey Animal Print Lunch Backpack ($345) for fear of leaks. Packing our dry lunches in this chic insulated package would definitely have everyone at the office wondering what our secret is. Can't afford it now, maybe when we hit the jackpot...... [More]

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Bigelow Acai Repair Night Cream

For days when we sweated off our SPF moisturizer and lost our sun hat, the Bigelow Acai Repair Night Cream ($24) will fix us right up. Formulated with tons of antioxidants and vitamin rich complexes, this dream cream rebalances sleepy skin and erases past damage. Looking fresh faced when we... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Dress for Amanda to Wear to a 1950s Housewife Theme Wedding Shower

Amanda writes: "Hi Outblushinistas - I'm totally honored to be by sister in law's matron of honor at her wedding, but with this comes great responsibility. With the help of a fellow bridesmaid we are throwing her the bridal shower of the decade. Sparing you all the amazing details, the... [More]


Korres Warm Antioxidant Eyeshadow Quad

Spring doesn't just call for pinks, purples and glitter. It also calls for the colors in Korres Warm Antioxidant Eyeshadow Quad ($35): Bronze Brown, Brun, Nude and Olive Green. The antioxidants come from sunflower oil and the self-confidence comes from looking mature, put together and earthy. Sort of like a... [More]

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Culture Club: 1930s Art Deco Pink Glass Necklace

The vintage silver plated 1930s Art Deco Pink Glass Necklace ($135) is pulling at our heart strings. It has stature and delicacy with what looks like a hand hammered texture. Wear it with that safari look or a sweet sundress - it goes both ways. Art Deco meets Arts &... [More]


Sundance Glacier Bay Ring

Did the Easter Bunny forget to drop a basket off for you on Sunday? Time for some pity shopping! This moss aquamarine Glacier Bay Ring ($1998) is a stunning accessory, covered in facets and fabulousness. Plus, y'know, it's kind of shaped like an egg, so that gives you the ability... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Fisticup Brass Knuckles Mug

Does your Mom totally kick ass? Then get her this Fisticup Brass Knuckles Mug ($15). Is your Mom a total wuss? Get it for her anyway. It might fool her students at the elementary school.... [More]


Outblush Book Club: World War Z

The world was overrun by a horrible outbreak of a virus that turned billions of people in every corner of the world into mindless, insatiable predators. Now, ten years later, the world is recovering and rebuilding from this time, called World War Z. The book is a series of stories... [More]


MyChelle All In One Travel and Gift Set for Dry Skin

Traveling can be effing brutal. There is hardly any space to bring all that you need to keep moderately attractive and TSA ounce restrictions eliminate nearly all our beauty products on the spot making it all that more impossible. (Ever had to throw out your makeup bag at security? We... [More]


Alia Bottle Stopper

It's rare for anyone to give us a good reason not to finish a bottle of wine, but this Alia Bottle Stopper ($12) is so damn pretty, we'd hate for it to sit in a drawer. We suppose we'll just have to drink half a bottle a night for a... [More]

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Rockalily Lipstick

HELLS YEAH for a new lipstick line! Rockalily Lipstick (£14) touts a hardcore red line that instantly amplifies your badass points. All the shades are blue-based helping your teeth look whiter while you're at it. We get so excited to see independent lines make a really beautiful product. So turn... [More]


Sweet Sprout Cupcake Toppers

Forget windowsill herb gardens, this is a much more gluttonous way to bring the outdoors in. These Sweet Sprout Cupcake Toppers ($24) aren't just adorable, they're edible too. They come in sets of twelve, which is a perfect amount for cupcakes at a springy party, or to eat all alone... [More]


Bloch Arabian Ballerina Ballet Flats

With all the bright colors we're wearing this season, we've gotta tell you, some of our favorite staples still come in neutrals. These Bloch Arabian Ballerina Ballet Flats ($170) go with everything. And as much as we adore all our strappy sandals, let's face it, it's waaay more comfy walking... [More]


Like and Dislike Stamps

For as much time as we spend on Facebook, it's amazing more of it hasn't carried over into real life. Go ahead and use these Like and Dislike Self-Inking Stamps ($15) on inter-office memos, but we caution you against poking coworkers.... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Little Feet Baby Shoe Pendant

You're not a baby anymore, but anyone who's a Mommy knows that your precious spawn will ALWAYS be your little babies. To your mother, you're just as sweet and precious as you were when you spit up every five minutes, giggled into the middle distance, and had wrist cleavage. The... [More]


Sephora by O.P.I. Traffic Stopper Copper Top Coat

It's prom season and even though we've outgrown our size 2 gowns, we haven't outgrown our need for a manicure this time in spring. Sephora by O.P.I. Traffic Stopper Copper Top Coat ($10) is going to look awesome as we sit next to some poor unsuspecting high school kids at... [More]


Personal Shopper: Cute Commuter Shoes for Cynthia

Cynthia's dilemma - I commute to and from work every day on the subway and walk to and from the subway - a distance of about a mile. My challenge is this: I prefer wearing heels at work, but my walk to and from the subway is long enough that... [More]


Cocktail Monkey Necklace

If you like piña coladas... you probably have a small hoard of cocktail monkeys (and their other plastic peers). Now you can pare down your collection and sport the Cocktail Monkey Necklace ($70) instead.... [More]


Lucite Candelabra

If you're after that bordello-chic look for an evening in, this Red Lucite Candelabra ($90) sets the mood quite nicely. Plus, it's cheaper than burgundy velour drapes.... [More]


Guerlain 'Terracotta - Terra Inca' Eyeshadow Palette

Feeling Bohemian today? Guerlain 'Terracotta - Terra Inca' Eyeshadow Palette ($59). Feeling slightly more Egyptian? Guerlain 'Terracotta - Terra Inca' Eyeshadow Palette ($59). How about summer catwalk glamorous? Guerlain 'Terracotta - Terra Inca' Eyeshadow Palette ($59). Feeling frisky and want to try something new? Guerlain 'Terracotta - Terra Inca' Eyeshadow... [More]


Max Studio Crinkled Silk Chiffon Tiered Blouse

It takes a confident woman to wear yellow. Which means we know you all could rock this Crinkled Silk Chiffon Tiered Blouse ($78, on sale) from Max Studio. Perfectly paired with a pencil skirt for work or jeans and sandals for a casual evening out, we're really digging the way... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Cheese and Wine Basket

Wanna know what your mom told us in the shower this morning? She said she likes to get sloshed and eat dairy products. You should probably order her this Cheese and Wine Basket ($74) from Cheese and Wine Unlimited. It contains your choice of wine along with brie, havarti with... [More]


Roberta Freymann Assorted Beach Towels

If you're in the market for a pricy (yet plush, lovely, and soft) beach towel, you could do plenty worse than these Assorted Beach Towels ($100) from Roberta Freymann. One side is cotton and the other is terry cloth, giving you the perfect duo of towel decadence for all your... [More]


Le Labo Rose 31 Eau de Parfum

The Rose 31 Eau de Parfum ($130/50ml) by Le Labo was originally created with men in mind. We know you're thinking, "Men and roses?" But Le Labo spiced up the rose scent with notes of cumin, pepper, clove, and nutmeg. Still, a completely manly perfume it's not. Women have swiped... [More]


Paul Frank Booster Seat

If we were kids just old enough to break free from the car seat but still under the weight limit to safely plop our tooshies into the backseat without assistance, we would totally think the Paul Frank Booster Seat ($105) was cool enough for us.... [More]


West Elm Owl Butter Dish

Why of course that collection of geometric owls is housing our butter, why wouldn't it be? Ok, fine, we'll admit that the West Elm Owl Butter Dish ($16) is kind of quirky, but so is the idea of a butter dish altogether. Plus, we dig the retro vibe.... [More]


Polaroid Camera Treasure Locket

Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it like a Polaroid picture! Polaroid Camera Treasure Locket... [More]


Personal Shopper: Wedding Wedges for Jessie

Jessie wrote: "Have you seen any flats or wedges? I'm getting married in a garden and I can't wear heels. My shoe size is 5 1/2 and I really don't want to spend more than $150. My wedding is is sept of this year. Also, my dress is a retro... [More]

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Air/Q Air Freshening System

Air/Q ($varies) is an environmentally friendly air freshening system that doesn't use all sorts of crazy chemicals. They have tons of fragrance cartridges to choose from, including your typical floral, fresh, and fruity fragrances, but they also have some pretty interesting ones. We're going to use Mojito, Peppermint Latte, Buttered... [More]


Paul and Joe Cat Lipstick

While it may not be the most comfortable or even smoothest lipstick application in the box, Paul and Joe Cat Lipstick ($25) is certainly the cutest! We just hope it doesn't smell like cat. Or worse, a crazy cat lady's apartment. Ew.... [More]


Tucker Printed Silk-Blend Wrap Dress

Shimmer and shine your way through summer in the Printed Silk-Blend Wrap Dress ($275) by Tucker. The ivory wrap dress with soft greys and yellows has a metallic sheen to it, which when caught by the sun just right, envelopes you in a warm, glamorous light. It's the perfect piece... [More]


Bird on a Wire Coat Rack

Maybe we ate a few too many Peeps over the weekend, but we think that this Bird on a Wire Coat Rack ($80) is pretty much a must-have for our apartment. Cute, functional and low profile, it'll add a great pop of color to the hallway.... [More]


Bottega Veneta Layered Strap Sandal

Oh Bottega Veneta Layered Strap Sandal ($890), how do we love thee? Let us count the ways we can wear thee. Under a maxi dress, with skinny jeans and a slinky top, with bohemo-inspired sundresses and floppy straw hats, with short shorts and tanks, with our itty-bitty bikini...We could go... [More]


Korres Wild Rose Intro to Illumination

Some days are worse than others. Hell, entire weeks can suck out loud. Fight back with 7-days of Korres Wild Rose Intro to Illumination Skin Care Set ($38). Packed to the brim with radiance enhancing Wild Rose extract, you'll be left feeling and smelling like a new bed of roses.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Bunny Ear Ring

Your daily does of adorable, in case you're not up to your ears already: the Bunny Ear Ring ($8). Cute as a button, but pokey enough to take someone's eye out. Be careful gesturing with this one on. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to... [More]


Bungalow 360 Hummingbird Satchel

We love getting to be fashionable and eco-friendly at the same time, so when we stumbled across the bags from Bungalow 360, we knew we had to grab one. The company uses solar panels in the manufacturing of their Happy Earth handbags--how cool! Plus, the bags are super cute. Our... [More]


Rob Ryan Other Planets Ceramic Plate

We know Earth Day is over, but this year we're going to try and celebrate as often as possible. Because it's true: Other planets cannot be as beautiful as this one! Rob Ryan Other Planets Ceramic Plate (28)... [More]

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Samantha House Tara Necklace

It's not the 90s anymore (score!) so navels don't get so much attention as they used to. Showing off that belly button just isn't stylish unless you're on the beach. To appease your sweet pippick even though it must be kept under wraps, wear this sparkly and umbilicus grazing Samantha... [More]


Danefae Lille Viking T-Shirt

You never had any doubts that the special little boy in your life is totally awesome, and no one else will either after they see him in this Danefae Lille Ringer Striped Viking Eric T-Shirt ($35).... [More]


Michael Kors Leg Shine To-Go

Skirt weather is our favorite time of year. We get to don our new shoes and swish our skirts around like twelve-year-old girls wishing on dandelions. Michael Kors Leg Shine To-Go ($10) means looking cute no matter how short that skirt creeps up. Slide it up your leg a few... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Catch-all Wardrobe for Jennifer's India Trip

Jennifer M. writes, "Hi! First off I want to say how much I love this site. My spending has increased exponentially since discovering it. :) My request is kind of a unique one. I'm going to Bangalore, India, for work in mid-May and I'm completely clueless as to what is... [More]


Pixi Wear Bare

Pixi is really getting their glam on this year with all the eye-catching new products they keep releasing. The Wear Bare Collection ($49) caught our attention for sure. It comes with a whole face of makeup from the primer to the lip stain making our morning more about the coffee... [More]


Tea Merci Organic Chamomile Tea

Just like we rely on a cup (okay, a pot) of coffee to get us through the day, we have to have our mug of Tea Merci Organic Chamomile Tea ($10) before bed at night. Not only does it soothe away the stress of the day, but we're pretty sure... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Pretty Pansy Vase

A beautiful mustard urn adorned with a purple bloom - the Pretty Pansy Vase ($18) requires only some simple blooms to create the perfect centerpiece. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Butter Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil

"Holiday" means a lot of things around the world: religious day, national independence, birthday. But in certain parts of the world, "holiday" is defined in the best way possible: VACATION! Butter Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil ($15) is scented to remind you of your last Hawaiian vacation filled with hala kahiki... [More]


Rachel Pally Helena Dress

Guess what Rachel Pally calls the color of her Helena Dress ($233)? MERMAID! We think she nailed it because where else could you see wearing this sea green ruffled maxi dress if not the beach on a purple sunset evening? Okay, you could pretty much where it anywhere since it's... [More]


OiOi Jungle Leather Slouch Tote Diaper Bag

Do babies really need cribs? Those are expensive. They can sleep in a dresser drawer. And they don't really need diapers. That money could be spent elsewhere. Paper towels hold pee, right? We completely jk. Babies deserve the best in the world. But new parents deserve something nice too. The... [More]

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Drop Dead Cute Postcard Book

If anyone's into weird Japanese art, they may want to take the Drop Dead Cute Postcard Book ($10) for a whirl. Yeah. we'd plan on framing a few pieces from the collection of cutting-edge art from ten Japanese female artists. Takashi Murakami's art production company, Kaikai Kiki Co, helped produce... [More]


Anthropologie Tea Rose Wallet

Oh brides. Look at how gorgeous this is!! Can't you imagine toting this Anthropologie Tea Rose Wallet ($118) on your wedding day gently filled with lip gloss, bobby pins and tissues? It also comes in Pink and Blue, but ignore those. This bleached green shade is a true vision.... [More]


Lady Primrose Lip Treats Set

We have a love hate relationship with summer sun, chlorine water and salty wind: we love to bask in their seasonal glory but we hate that our skin dries like a week old loaf of bread in the oven. Lady Primrose Lip Treats Set ($16) eases your summer woes with... [More]


Personal Shopper: A black leather laptop bag for Sarah W. to tote to business school

Sarah W. wrote: "Hey Outblush! You ladies are so awesome at finding amazing stuff so I was hoping you could help me out! I am starting business school in the fall and I need to find the perfect tote to carry my books/laptop. I want something that is classy and... [More]

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Houndstooth Tea Towel

Taking a pattern out of black and white constraints changes the whole demeanor of the thing. Point in case, the happily neon Houndstooth Tea Towel ($25). Suddenly, something we associate with winter tweed gets a spring in its step.... [More]


Anya's Garden Kaffir Eau de Parfume

A lot of perfumes can smell really heavy in the humid air of summer. Spritz on the Thai lime and jasmine scent of Anya's Garden Kaffir ($100) to lighten up. Note to wearer: this is a good dinner date fragrance; the lemon/lime notes won't interfere with the smells of the... [More]


Doubtblush: Rockstar White Starz Men's Swimsuit

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... So we Doubtblush 'em. PS:... [More]


Cath Kidson Provence Rose Cake Stand

Well, aren't you the perfect 1950's housewife? No? Oh... you could've fooled us with that Cath Kidson Provence Rose Cake Stand ($42) sitting on your counter! Who cares if everything on it is store bought.... [More]

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Koji Dolly Wink Eye Liner

A good solid liquid eye liner is as hard to find as your ringing cell phone at the bottom of your purse in the movie theater. But hey, what have we found here? Koji Dolly Wink Eye Liner ($13) consistently receives rave reviews regarding its smudge-proof, quick drying formula. The... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Sea Flowers Eco Journal

Wanna get away? If you can't snorkel over a gorgeous reef anytime soon let the vibrantly illustrated Sea Flowers Eco Journal ($11) help you pretend. The soy ink and recycled paper makes us feel better about penning our heartaches away. Better for the Earth, anyway.... [More]


City Baby, New York

Raising a child in a busy metropolitan area seems nearly unthinkable to us. (Possibly because right now all we see are lively bars and yummy restaurants when we look at a big city.) If you're a soon-to-be mama in NYC, have your BFF run out and get you a copy... [More]


Essie Quick-E Drying Drops

The problem with an at-home mani is that no one directs you to a chair complete with little fans and asks you to wait while your nails dry. If you tend to smudge your mani because Facebook other things in the house are calling to you, Quick-E Drying Drops ($15)... [More]


Outblush EXCLUSIVE: 3 years of USWeekly for $59.91 at!

High quality, hard-hitting political journalism? No. Addictive as all heck? Yes. Admit it - you read USWeekly, too. You might not have a subscription, so you settle for pawing through the overpriced copies as you wait in line at the grocery store, or swipe 'em from your dentist's waiting room.... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Gifts for Angela Bower

Tony writes: "Yo, Outblush. I'm in a real fix. My boss is a real classy lady and I wanna get her something real nice for Mother's Day, but I gots no clue what to get. I was hoping you could help a guy out. I really appreciate it. You're good... [More]

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Vintage Ledger Seals

Sealing our notes with a kiss is classy, but it's a little forward if we're just extending our thanks. This time we won't put our student-voted Biggest Flirt award to use (oh, yearbook). We'll keep it cute with the Vintage Ledger Seals ($9). They make us want to hunt for... [More]


Eco-Friendly Circus Wood Mobile

Here's a good way to do up a nursery in a circus theme without creating a lifelong fear of clowns in your little one. The Eco-Friendly Circus Wood Mobile ($120) gives a nod to the cuddly and talented circus performers like horses, bears and elephants while staying entirely away from... [More]

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Doubtblush: Donna Vicci Special Occasion Hat

In our wide and varied travels across the information superhighway, in addition to the fierce and fabulous, we encounter the insane, the arcane, and the absolutely friggin' ridiculous. Sometimes the paraphernalia, tchotchkes, and fashion disasters we come across are so atrocious we have to vent our disbelief and horror, but... [More]

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Givenchy Le Prismissime 9-Color Eyeshadow Palette

Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,... [More]


Corky Wood Camera

The photographers we know feel naked without a camera around their necks, even if the situation doesn't really merit capturing. This Wood Camera Necklace ($40) will set those shutterbugs at ease. Sure, it won't take pictures, but they'll still have a camera right where it belongs - without the neck... [More]


Sales & Steals: 4/22/11

Happy Earth Day, Outblushers! Once you've done your green duty and sorted your recycling and bicycled to work today, why not indulge in a little (or a lot) online shopping? As always, a big thanks goes out to our pals at The Bargainist for rounding up this week's Sales &... [More]


Marc by Marc Jacobs Multi-Striped Dress

Doesn't this Multi-Striped Dress ($628) from Marc by Marc Jacobs remind you of a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich? Or, are we maybe just craving ice cream so much it's starting to effect other areas of our lives? Either way, this is certainly an adorable spring dress, wearable perhaps, on an... [More]


Cupcake Soap Dispenser

We said almost a year ago that macaroons are the new cupcakes, but if you're repping cupcakes 'til the day you die, why not let your home reflect it? This cupcake soap dispenser ($12) would look adorable in a campy, retro kitchen. Or, be a little hedonistic and fill it... [More]


Vintage Inspired Modern Makeup Vanity

It helps to have a mirror when choosing accessories. It helps even more if that mirror isn't in the bathroom that's currently occupied by your dear boyfriend. This Vintage Inspired Modern Makeup Vanity ($30) rests daintily on your dresser, just waiting for you to admire your visage. Hoops or pearls?... [More]


Orange Slice Lazy Susan

Orange you glad the Orange Slice Lazy Susan ($199) isn't a banana? We are. In fact, we're obsessed with this sunny wooden spinning server.... [More]

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Industry tells us that in order to put our best faces forward, we need to have flawless, pore-less, dewy, sun-kissed, not too tan, blemish free skin. Tall order for us average ladies. While our first intuition is to offer up a giant middle finger, we'll first try using It Cosmetics... [More]


Flux Chair

With only three folds, a thin piece of plastic turns into the super cool Flux Chair ($199). Sturdy, functional, and beautiful, this Flux Chair goes from flat to chair in mere seconds, and can hold up to 352 pounds. In folded mode, the built-in handle makes it easy to transport.... [More]


Mor Lip Delight

Is this edible? Because Mor Lip Delight ($14) sure looks like it has some fruity, delicious, minty candy inside ready for the eating. And I want a mouthful. Now. Right now.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Yellow shoes for Erin's wedding reception

Erin S. wrote: "Hi Outblush! In the interest of adding personal touches to our wedding without offending the sensibilities of traditional relatives, I have chosen to wear two different pairs of shoes on my wedding day. For the ceremony, I'll go with some ivory pumps or sandals, and my groom... [More]


J. Crew Cypress Dress

J. Crew seems to always bring us dresses in the most delicious colors. The Cypress Dress ($128) is no exception. We're pretty partial to this ruffled frock in agate, a soft teal, but if you're on the other end of the rainbow spectrum, try provence pink for that English rose... [More]


Army Guy Candle Holder

We never would have guessed that a hardened, battle-weary soldier would be so ready to set the mood! Army Guy Candle Holder ($30)... [More]


Akira Animal Skull Necklace

It's no secret that we love animal jewelry, but if you're looking for something a little less twee and a little more hardkor, check out this cow skull necklace by Akira ($13). It's a fun spin on the Southwestern trend, without treading into dangerous hipster headdress territory.... [More]

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Mama Bird Necklace

At the park, when some little jerk tries to push your kid off the slide and calls him a baby, out comes Mama Bear. After you break all his stupid fingers one by one intervene, you say, "Yes, he is a baby, but he'll grow up, and you'll always be... [More]


SEPHORA Collection Tribal Travel Clutch Brush Set

Not the kind of girl who rocks a hot pink makeup brush set? SEPHORA Collection Tribal Travel Clutch Brush Set ($34) solves that problem with one simple step: faux black and white snake skin. Sssssssssssexy.... [More]


Splendid Faded Tie Dye Dress

What have we here? Could it be, tie dye that doesn't scream I'm a hippie/stoner/stuck in the 60s? In fact, it is! This Splendid Faded Tie Dye Dress ($110) gives tie dye a chic look we haven't seen before while still maintaining its cool and casual vibe. Don't worry, you... [More]


Aqua Wave Recycled Glass Table Lamp

We like nearly everything about the Aqua Wave ($230), even if it is a little pricey. We love the ice-floe shape that seems to be melting at the bottom. We love that heavenly blue color. We love that it's hand-blown and that it's made of recycled glass. Oh, and the... [More]


Clean Summer Escape

Top down, shirt off, hair up, music blasting, waves crashing, Clean Summer Escape ($49) effervescing, boyfriend's going to be a good summer.... [More]


Chocolate Cakes: 50 Great Cakes for Every Occasion

Chocolate Cakes: 50 Great Cakes for Every Occasion ($16) is a chocoholics dream! Drool-inducing photos and recipes provide you with 50 different approaches to this most decadent of desserts. With tips on choosing and using chocolates, baking techniques, and the history of chocolate production, you'll have all the tools you... [More]


Hug Me Bunny Ring

Oh, Mr. Bunny. You're so cute, and silver, and cuddly when you're wrapped around our finger. Now stop eating our lettuce! Hug Me Bunny Ring ($58).... [More]


Kate Spade The Journal iPad Cover

Brooklyn Book Club, Bikram Yoga, Piano Lessons, Vintage Typewriter, Vacation Swap, what every you're looking for in the want-ads, the Kate Spade The Journal iPad Cover ($85) has it. A fun and whimsical way to house your iPad, this cover features 14-karat light gold plated hardware, and classic Kate Spade... [More]


Personal Shopper: An 'Oh, me? I'm naturally fabulous' ensemble for Abi P.

Abi P. wrote, "Dear Outblushers, I have an event coming up which i need some style advice for. Two old friends of mine are getting married abroad and having a wedding reception when they get back. I'm invited to the wedding reception, It will be in the evening and there... [More]

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Earth Therapeutics Anti-Bacterial Body Sponge

You know what's gross? Not bathing. You know what is even more disgusting? Bathing with a washcloth that is older than the caulk in your shower. Clean it up with Earth Therapeutics Anti-Bacterial Body Sponge ($7).... [More]


Flying Chocolate Pig

Chocolate and bacon... together in perfect harmony? Yeah, when pigs fly! Or when the fabulous folks at Vosges Chocolate create the Flying Chocolate Pig ($8). This adorable flying pig is filled with applewood smoked bacon, Alder wood smoked salt, and covered in milk chocolate. Yeah, our minds are blown too!... [More]


Floral Cook & Serve

What could be more fabulous than serving left-overs or heading to a pot-luck with the Floral Cook & Serve ($25)? These delightful containers are ceramic, making them dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven safe. A sweet floral graphic outside, with white ceramic inside and blue silicone lids - they sure beat... [More]

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Fling Wooden G-Spot Dildo

Sexy time is always a good time. Sexy alone time can sometimes be even better. Do for the earth what you do for you and help a Mother out. The Fling Wooden G-Spot Dildo ($160) is made of renewable resources (read: wood), protected with a special hypo-allergenic coating keeping your... [More]


Fat Bunny Tea Cozy

Keep your tea pot warm and fuzzy with the Fat Bunny Tea Cozy ($35). Made from felt and lined with an adorable polka dot fabric, a blanket stitch around the edge adds a vintage feel that we are loving. Invite your Gram for tea already, we know she'll love it... [More]


Tarte Limited Edition TEN Natural Cheek Stain

Awe, Tarte is turning ten! To help one of our favorite beauty companies celebrate their decade-long commitment to bringing us gorgeous, natural makeup, we're going to nab ourselves a pot of their Limited Edition Natural Cheek Stain, called TEN ($30). It's a bright shimmery pink shade that's designed to look... [More]

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Picnic Time Java Express Backpack

Look around, people. With all the people carrying their coffee thermoses around, the Picnic Time Java Express Backpack ($50) is the next step. Truth be told, it reminds us of that Clueless scene where Cher tricks her teachers into having a bench-perched coffee date (so cute).... [More]


Bouquet Bow Headband

We've already shown you our Easter dress picks, but here's another way to sport colorful florals this Sunday if the sight of a dress covered in itty bitty flowers only brings you bad, bad memories of creepy bunny suits. The Bouquet Bow Headband ($8) is maybe a little sickly sweet,... [More]


Jodi Henry O Necklace

Whenever anyone complements you on your necklace, you can say, "thanks, my boyfriend gave me this big O ($334)." ::snort:: We're sorry, we just couldn't help it. It's a cool necklace though, right? Right. And seriously, mad props to anyone who pulls off that line for real.... [More]

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SEPHORA by O.P.I. GLEE Chic Print

Not everyone is on board with nail decals but when you slap a GLEE endorsement on the box, you simply can't refuse! SEPHORA by O.P.I. GLEE Chic Print ($15) allows you to not just sing along but also dress the part. Now when Kurt and Mercedes come over, we'll have... [More]


Trail Mix One Shoulder Maroon Dress

Even though we're excited for all the bright spring colors out there, we know not everyone is big on pinks and yellows. They can certainly be tricky to wear, so we cheat by looking for deeper shades that will brighten our complexions. The Trail Mix One Shoulder Maroon Dress ($43)... [More]


DecoLav 9760 Dual Door Medicine Cabinet with Center Storage

Having suddenly come into an enormous sum of money, you have renovated your home past the point of recognizability. Imported tile. Curtains with a higher thread count than most shipping magnates' sheets. Paint made with powdered emeralds. And in the midst of it hangs your sixties-era medicine cabinet with the... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Mrs. Bennet

Dear Outblush - My mother, while a dear soul, is a high-strung meddler of the first order. Mother's Day is always a challenge as she promises up a storm that she doesn't want anything, but then goes into hysterics if we don't throw a party of gala-proportions. As you may... [More]


Bliss Blush: Peek-a-boo Pumps that Pop

Wedding season is right around the corner, and we're looking out for our engaged girls. You have more important things to do than look for toasting flutes or find the perfect pair of backup flats for dancing the night away. Let us round up some detail pieces for your big... [More]

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Pleated Silk Clutch Purse

The Pleated Silk Clutch Purse ($50) has us thinking we're living under the sea. Lovely aquas and deep shades of turquoise shimmer in raw silk. We call it simply stunning.... [More]

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WallCandy Arts Metal Dustpan

Do you like to stand in the center of your kitchen eating cupcakes while listening to talk radio and staring off into the middle distance? Who doesn't? It's super fun! What isn't fun is cleaning up when you're through with your thrilling pastime. Make sweeping up crumbs way more exciting... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Martha Stewart Eggs App

You're running out of time to decorate eggs, but are you also out of ideas? Never fear, Martha's got you covered (as usual). The Martha Stewart Egg Dyeing 101 App ($1) has literally 101 different eggs to use as inspiration, complete with how-tos. The Easter Bunny will be so impressed!... [More]

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Too Faced Poolside Primping Collection

Did we not just finish talking about how much work goes into getting ready for lounging by the pool? Too Faced Poolside Primping Collection ($42) emphasizes that fact. But since you will be wearing a giant over-sized hat in order to protect your sunscreened skin, we suppose a little make-up... [More]


ASOS Tailored Double Weave Colourblock Full Dress

The ASOS Tailored Double Weave Colourblock Full Dress ($54) is so simple, yet so striking. Probably because we don't have a lot of bright purple and orange in our current wardrobes. But after seeing this cute sundress, we're wondering why not!... [More]


Culture Club: Gerold Vase

Not realizing the Gerold Vase ($98) is a mod rendition of a palm tree trunk is like not realizing Best Coast sounds just like the Beach Boys. Infusing California Modernism into a beachy retreat is easy with this crisp vase. Plus, it's so rare, you'll impress your antique lover buddies.... [More]

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Alessibambino Table Set

Got a kid that has outgrown the disposable silverware stage? The Alessibambino Table Set ($108) is a beautiful upgrade for the growing spawn. Made of thermoplastic resin, it is nearly indestructible, microwaveable and dishwasher safe. But that also means it can be used as a violent projectile, so with this... [More]

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Japonesque Precision Lash Curler

When you are going for a glam or retro look, it's important to curl and emphasize those outside lashes. Japonesque Precision Lash Curler ($12) hones in on those hard to reach lashes in the outside corner of the eye that might otherwise be missed by a broad curler. And right... [More]


Medieval Weapon Pushpins

It feels so satisfying to stab that parking ticket with one of these Medieval Weapon Pushpins ($13). It's less like you're pinning it up so you don't forget to pay it and more like you're getting vengeance on the meter maid.... [More]


BCBGMAXAZRIA Pink Silk Ruffled One Shoulder Blouse

Look like a spring blossom in the Pink Silk Ruffled One Shoulder Blouse ($131) by BCBGMAXAZRIA. The side ruffle cascades into petal-like layers of silk. Doesn't that sound just decadent? Pair it with skinny jeans and a pair of platform heels and get yourself out on the town!... [More]


Lakshmi Jewelry Holder

If your vanity is anything like ours, it's a mess of all of the jewelry you've worn in the past few weeks. Have no fear, the Lakshmi Jewelry Holder ($64) is here, and as the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, maybe she can turn your costume earrings into something... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Shoes to Go With Both of Alana's Bridesmaid Dresses

Dear Outblush, I have the honour of being included in the wedding parties of two of my close friends, getting married about three weeks apart this summer. While I love that I am being included, being a bridesmaid can be an expensive endeavor and I'd like to maximize my budget... [More]


Westclox 43000 Big Ben Moon Beam Alarm Clock

You don't need to have a head wrapped in curlers, Maribou kitten heels, and night coat on to appreciate the Westclox 43000 Big Ben Moon Beam Alarm Clock ($40). An authentic reproduction of the 1950s classic, it features upgrades that weren't available back in the day. This clock is easy... [More]


Belmacz Glow Lip Balm

If jewelry on your fingers, ears, neck, and toes isn't enough, how about some jewels for your lips too? Belmacz Glow Lip Balm ($29) is a gorgeous balm flecked with real, tiny flakes of 24-carat gold leaf. Available in Pink Punk, Ruby, Scarlet, Cornelia, Magenta, and Madder - there's a... [More]


Modern-Twist Vinotagz

The Modern-Twist Vinotagz ($16) blend a simple design with a functional way to help keep track of your glass. Six markers are made of a translucent silicone, and come in a cool retro bird pattern. The storage box fits around the neck of wine bottle, so you can leave a... [More]

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Portabile Corta MPC18 Laptop Bag

The other humans you see daily all carry boring, completely inoffensive laptop bags. Big yawn. You are so much more daring than them with your orange and yellow Portabile Corta MPC18 Laptop Bag ($170) by Zaum. It's vinyl, so you can just wipe off the acai berry juice you'll spill... [More]


Bass Hesper

While we're being hit with April showers, we're trying to remember that they bring May flowers. In the meantime, we'll stomp around in puddles in the fantastic Bass Hesper ($63). A waterproof rubber upper and leather shaft with adjustable buckle strap, provides a super personalized fit. A soft fabric lining... [More]


Golden Girl: Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need

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

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Drikab Stripes Jute Tote

Moving the color block trend from dresses to bags seems like a great idea. The bold Drikab Stripes Jute Tote ($71) could brighten even the crappiest of our days. Big enough for the beach, but cute enough for a crazy day of shopping, we heart this one.... [More]


Fallon All Points West Stud Ring

When else has a metal pointed ring ever looked so classy? The Fallon All Points West Stud Ring ($75) combines brass or silver with a pointed stud center and an intricate edged bow with delicate detailing. We think all signs point to purchasing this one!... [More]


ANEW Clinical Crow's Feet Corrector

Well this looks like a good time on a Tuesday night alone. Oh. Is that not what that is? Our bad. ANEW Clinical Crow's Feet Corrector ($29). Not what you think it is.... [More]

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Blow Up Bamboo Magazine Holder

And ode to the Blow Up Bamboo Magazine Holder ($100): Sticks and stones may break our bones but it turns out they can also hold magazines. Fin.... [More]


Staring at Stars Silky Tiered Dress

We're not usually the type of ladies who go for shirts and dresses that seem to of our bodies. Which is why we initially passed over the Staring at Stars Silky Tiered Dress ($69) at Urban Outfitters. But we gave it a second look, and boy we're glad we... [More]


Special Guest Post by The New Parent's Guide: Teach Your Children Well

Everyone say a warm Outblush welcome to our newest guest posters, the fabulously knowledgeable gals over at! Not only do they have a great blog featuring parenting tips, deals on everything from diapers to toys, and hot-button parenting issues, but the main site offers product reviews, tips for new... [More]


Personal Shopper: Laptop Totes for Saxony

Saxony writes: "Dear Outblush, I love your personal picks for everyone! They are always so clever and right on the mark. I just had to try using your great service! I've been in the market for a laptop and finally decided to purchase a 12.5" model. I really need a... [More]


Heavy Machine Retro Story Blue Heel

We were just browsing through Heavy Machine's line of shoes. That's some futuristic footwear! But the more we look, the more we like. Maybe we'll start with this Retro Story Blue Heel ($345). The electric blue leather is paired with a funky heel and though we won't be wearing these... [More]


Mother's Day Gift Guide: Clinique Pretty in Pinks and Plums Set

Got a mom in need of some beauty guidance? Steer her towards the Clinique Pretty in Pinks and Plums Set ($36) for Mother's Day. It is a subtle way to say "Mom, you coordinate your eye shadows like My Little Pony. Please hit this decade." Each shade compliments one another... [More]

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Avery Hook and Loop Sneaker

Your miniature human will look superfly wearing these Avery Hook and Loop Sneakers ($22, on sale) from Morgan and Milo. The combo of olive and orange is fabulous and will look amazing covered with dirt particles, smashed pears, and dessicated drool. Try pairing them with your favorite onesie and denim... [More]


Lorac Oil Free Neutralizer

We know we've been whining for the start of spring for months now, and we swear, we're so glad it's warming up! But we're also in the middle of a huge battle with out allergies and sinuses. Ugh! Our eyes are watery, our nose is sore, and our faces are... [More]


MM-Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe

MM-Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe ($23) contains some of the most fascinating relics, and offer a real and tender look into America's most celebrated blond bombshell. The book is a collection of material, selected from more than 10,000 unpublished items from Marilyn's file cabinets. Unseen photos, receipts,... [More]


Vero Moda Pocket Front Tie Waist Floral Blouse

What a great pop of vintage orange in the Vero Moda Pocket Front Tie Waist Floral Blouse ($31). Vero Moda's spring line has catered to supermodels like Gisele and Kate Moss. And even though we have less than a supermodel figure, their clothing fits us nicely and makes us feel... [More]


Secret Order of the Narwhal Society Brooch

OMG! We NEED to belong to the Secret Order of the Narwhal Society! We're not exactly sure what they do or when they meet, but apparently they get this awesome Secret Order of the Narwhal Society Brooch ($80). Or, we could just buy it from the Touch the Dutch etsy... [More]


Sweet's Candy Company State Fair Salt Water Taffy

Nothing, and we mean nothing, says summer like a sweet and chewy piece of salt water taffy. We're currently addicted to Sweet's Candy Comapny State Fair Salt Water Taffy ($8 for 3lbs.). Each batch comes in yummy flavors like buttered popcorn, cotton candy, red licorice, and bubble gum. If you... [More]

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ASOS Exaggerated Bow Shoulder Dress

L is for Little. B is for Black. D is for Don't Mess With Me when I'm wearing my ASOS Exaggerated Bow Shoulder Dress ($81)... [More]


Kidcraft Red Vintage Kitchen

By now we've accepted that we're probably never going to be able to afford a Big Chill Refrigerator, so obviously the Kidcraft Vintage Kitchen Playset ($160) is the next best thing. It's twelve inches deep, which is probably enough room to set our microwave on top and cook TV dinners.... [More]


Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Gleamer

Floral dress. Canvas wedges. Floppy hat. Jewel-tone clutch. Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Gleamer ($35). Some things just go together.... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Magda From There's Something About Mary

Mary wrote: "Dear Outblush, I love your blog! I'm in a bit of a pickle, and I know you are the best gals to help me. My dear friend, Magda, isn't a mother to a human baby, but she does love her furbaby like a child. She invited us to... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Tan Studded Pumps

Christian Louboutin can do no wrong...except charge $1,195 for a pair of Yolanda Spikes [1]. We love the signature Louboutin tan color and especially love how they have been bitched up a bit with sexy silver spikes. But with some searching, we found some alternatives to this pair. Rock &... [More]


Trio of Miniature Nesting Hearts

Awe, how much will mom love this Trio of Miniature Nesting Hearts ($30) hand-crafted by JD Wolfe Pottery? And if you really want to get mom's heart-a-bursting, wrap each separately with with some of her favorite things nestled in the bowls: candy, jewelry, lotions, etc. What a good kid you... [More]


Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

You follow your beauty blogs, those bloggers get invited to giant makeup events, receive massive grab bags and continue to blog all about how great their new, free, fabulous, fresh for spring products are. You die inside from envy and unfollow immediately only to refollow again once time comes for... [More]


Glass Marker

Keep track of your glasses without any trinkets and whistles with the Glass Marker ($5). Gold and silver pens allow you to write your name on your glass. If writing your name is too boring, you can get quite the kick out of writing naughties on fancy stemware; don't worry,... [More]


Thoughtful Gardener Watering Can

If you're thinking ahead to Mother's Day, the Thoughtful Gardener Watering Can (£40) is a great gift for your gardening Momma. This can made of galvanized steel, is large, and perfect for watering patios and gardens. Printed text on sides read, "One of the most delightful things about the garden... [More]


Doubtblush: American Apparel Dark Wash High Waist Jean Shorts

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

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Sugar Chick Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

If anyone needs convincing that we're edible (wink), the Sugar Chick™ Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($16) is our new best friend. We could take a five minute shower no problem with this multitasking all-in-one, and we'll smell like sugar coated marshmallow.... [More]


Izola New York City MTA Shower Curtain

If, for any reason, you've been long suppressing an urge to board the subway in your birthday suit (hey, we're not here to judge), boy, do we ever have a shower curtain for you. The New York City MTA Shower Curtain ($31) allows you to fulfill that fantasy without a... [More]


Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel

Alright. Gone are the days when we toss our electronics and valuables into a boring brown messenger bag. We've found (and fallen head over heels for) the Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel ($180). This large leather bag has some great features, like a few pockets and pretty buckle latches. But we'd... [More]


Shoshanna Ruched Long Dress

Oh maxi dress, how we love thee! You make us feel sexy and mysterious with that long skirt of yours. You hide our tummies on days when we feel so bloated--so pre-menstrual--that no jean nor khaki will button! You enhance our cleavage, be it large or small, with flattering necklines... [More]


Antique Gold Haircomb

Miss Middleton has her fascinators. Britney has her fedoras. Nicole has her braided head pieces. You can start your own wave of hair fashion trends with the Antique Gold Haircomb ($330). This gorgeous gold comb is geometric artwork for your head. A little Queen of the Nile, a little punk,... [More]

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We all luuuuuurve a good sale, so that's why is one of our go-to beauty shopping websites, since their prices are always those of the best clearance sales and the selection's great. But did you know that it's Beauty Ticket's birthday? Aw, happy birthday! To celebrate, they're offering YOU... [More]


Personal Shopper: Brazilian Wedding Gifts for Mackenzie

Says Mackenzie: "Friends of mine are getting married in May in Sao Paulo. I want to buy them a gift, but because they are Brazilian, their registry is listed only in Portuguese (and even though my sister-in-law is Brazilian, I shamefully speak very, very little) and only offers choices from... [More]


Botanical Measuring Cups

We can't help but break into All In The Golden Afternoon from Alice in Wonderland, when we see the Botanical Measuring Cups ($38); aren't those singing pansies the cutest? But seriously, this beautiful set of measuring cups are enough to make any baker break into the song of their choice.... [More]


Alkemie + Squirrel Ring

As if you needed more proof of the squirrel movement, here is an adorably pensive Alkemie + Squirrel Ring ($140). And this squirrel comes with the gift of giving. He has taken stock of his nut stash from his winter leftovers and decided to donate $11.20 of every purchase to... [More]


GoodyTwos Two Toppers

What's better than ice cream? Ice cream covered in GoodyTwos Two Toppers ($6)! These buttery ice cream toppers come in two amazing flavors - Traditional: a rich and buttery mix of Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla, 72% dark cacao and Belgian milk chocolate, topped with almonds; and Crème De La Crunch: creamy, rich,... [More]

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Canary Candleholders

Nothing like bright yellow to brighten our day. The Canary Candleholders ($8) are too cute, and they're priced to nest in multiples. Even better.... [More]


Smashbox 'Softbox' Eye Palette

If you are the kind of gal who needs season appropriate colors, check out the Smashbox 'Softbox' Eye Palette ($48). Effervescent and airy, all the shades are inspired by photographers who prefer shooting in natural light. Perfect for a spring wedding, graduation or treating yourself to a new palette just... [More]


Yakkay Tokyo New Jazz Bike Helmet

Wait, is it a hat or is it a bike helmet? We're happy to report that it's both! Yakkay, a Danish company has released a line of helmets that are as stylish as they are good for your noggin's safety. The Tokyo New Jazz Bike Helmet ($140) is so cute,... [More]


Spring Owen Skirt

What could be more Spring-like that a short, flirty skirt, covered in bright florals? The Spring Owen Skirt ($168) is an easy-breezy piece for your Spring wardrobe, that pairs beauty with a tee or blouse. The silhouette is great for most body types, and an elastic waistband offers forgiveness to... [More]

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My Mom, Style Icon

Celebrate the fabulous history of fashion while applauding awesome mothers everywhere with My Mom, Style Icon ($10). Our mom was an unstoppable hot-pants-wearing hairdresser in her day. When bigger hair was better hair, she pretty much ruled the school (Yeah, she gave our dad a body wave, so what?). Hear,... [More]


Vince Camuto Rexa Rose Heel

We love how the basket weave effect on the Vince Camuto Rexa Rose Heel ($129) gives it such great texture! It takes a plain, neutral-colored heel and turns it into a piece of art. One that's sure to get your feet noticed (so go ahead and book that pedi appointment!).... [More]


Nail Art Rods for Gel Tips

O.M.G. How cute are these Nail Art Rods for Gel Tips ($14)? Inspired by Katy Perry's sushi nails, we are going to honor spring by creating a fruit basket on one hand and a Hawaiian flower garden on the other. We are totally going to be the talk of the... [More]


Roberta Roller Rabbit Pareo Wrap

Look just as great on the beach before you strip down to your itty bitty bikini with the Roberta Roller Rabbit Pareo Wrap ($55). It's one of the cutest beach cover ups we've seen this season and sarong style wraps always make us feel sexy and sleek. Pair it with... [More]


Ivory Gobstopper Earrings

We love a big ole' honking earring. We don't, however, love the idea that one day our lobes will be droopy and in need of repair. The Ivory Gobstopper Earrings ($138) are oversized and fabulous; the kicker - they're made from papier mâché, so they're light as a feather. They... [More]


Emu Fauteuil Re-Trouvé Chair

Now this is some heavy-duty metal work. The Emu Fauteuil Re-Trouvé Chair ($1026) features curled iron rod, in complex geometric patterns that create a three-dimensional look. With curvy lines, retro feel, and availability in a number of cushion/chair color combinations, isn't it time for a new bistro-inspired patio?... [More]


Personal Shopper: A last-minute navy engagement party dress for Katy G.

Katy G. wrote, "Dear Outblush, I have a major dilemma. I have an engagement party next weekend, so t-minus 10 days to find/order/ship a dress! I really like this dress in the navy color, the stone just doesn't seem to cut it however, I need a size 4. I am... [More]


Bamboo Makeup Organizer

A lot of people took issue with our Cosmetic Makeup Organizer post claiming that $105 was too much for a piece of wood with holes in it. To settle our differences, we found this Bamboo Makeup Organizer ($13) as a compromise. For substantially less, you get the same wood appearance,... [More]


Large Dark Chocolate Golden Egg

Veruca: I want a golden goose! Gooses, geeses, I want my geese to lay gold eggs for Easter. Mr. Salt: It will, sweetheart Veruca: At least a hundred a day. Mr. Salt: Anything you say Veruca: And by the way... The Large Dark Chocolate Golden Egg ($20) from Godiva is... [More]


Eryn Brinie Lace Dress

Black. Lace. Short. Sassy. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes! The Eryn Brinie Lace Dress ($158) features an open back detail, blush-toned lining, and an elastic sash with ruffle detail. It's effortlessly chic, and we loves!... [More]

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Linen Leaves Pillow

Decorating rustic spaces can be a little tough. Our tip: color; add some folksy foliage to the couch. The hand carved lino cut print on the Linen Leaves Pillow ($45) has us seeing from a bug's point of view, and we like it.... [More]


PH Darling

Whether your guy is graduating this year or next, he'll love the PH Darling ($30 on sale) on you as well as on his floor. You'll be the valedictorian in his eyes.... [More]


Derek Lam Ulla Polarized Sunglasses

Remember a few weeks ago when we posted about cat eye sunglasses? Turns out we were totally on top of our trends! These puppies are popping up all over, and we're now trying to sort through our favorite pairs. We like the Derek Lam Ulla Polarized Sunglasses ($170). The cute... [More]


Erbaviva Organic Baby Lip and Cheek Balm

Gentle enough for a baby, Erbaviva Organic Baby Lip and Cheek Balm ($10) soothes away chapped skin. Be it Arizona dry or British Columbia frozen, this balm will relieve the worst of it with rosemary extract and calming chamomile. Nearly 100% organic, it is nearly 100% edible (not meant as... [More]


Fergalicious Jezebel Heel

Though we're not always fans of Fergie's fashion choices (why does she always seem to wear shoulder pads?!), we will admit that she wears some great footwear. So we checked out her shoe line, Fergalicious, and color us impressed. We're fans of the Jezebel Heel ($30). It offers great fashion... [More]

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NapaStyle Cast Iron and Terra Cotta Hibachi

Whoa, the NapaStyle Cast Iron and Terra Cotta Hibachi ($150) is seriously classy. It could def be the girly complement to our hubby's monstrous grill, and a great way to impress all our BBQ guests.... [More]


Trina and Co. Zebra Travel Organizer

Less zebra and more seismic wave length, the Trina and Co. Zebra Travel Organizer ($27 on sale) maintains order in a potential world of chaos. The plastic interior makes it easy to clean up any air traffic messes or massive concealer spills. Zip it up, throw it in a suitcase... [More]


Chinese Laundry Raindrop Rubber Boots

The rainy season might almost be over with, but these Raindrop Boots by Chinese Laundry ($60) are probably better suited for jumping in big puddles of chocolate pudding, or for search and rescue missions at Willy Wonka's.... [More]

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Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Gifts for Wally C.'s Homemaker Mom

Wally C. writes: "Dear Outblush, My mother, June, is the perfect housewife and mom. She does so much for me and I really want to get her a nice gift for Mother's Day, but I don't know what to get because she seems like she has everything she wants. She... [More]


YOU Be the Stylist: Which shoes, bag & jewelry should Caitlyn pair with her Betsey Johnson prom dress?

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]


White House Black Market Micro-Pleat Chiffon Skirt

Bring spring to the office in the Micro-Pleat Chiffon Skirt ($84) from White House Black Market. Or hey, skip the office (mental health days are best spent when the sun is shining and you look totally fabulous!) and grab lunch and downtown shopping with a friend or two!... [More]


Vanilla Mitchell Sweets Jar

A whole jar of handmade marshmallows covered in dreamy vanilla caramel. Yeah, we thought you'd like that. Vanilla Mitchell Sweets Jar ($23).... [More]


Jane Spandex Spa, Pool and Shower Cap

Looking for a way to class up your next spa day? Try the Jane Spandex Spa, Pool and Shower Cap ($28). Waterproof, stretchy and comfortable as hell, you'll have no problem passing out under the hands of Vlad. How very nice to feel you again Vlad.... [More]


Cantilever Bar Stool

The Cantilever Bar Stool ($1195-1295) tricks the eye, but not our weary bones. This gorgeous stool is available in walnut, white oak and white ash, and features a handwoven danish weave seat deck. A cantilever frame offers superior comfort and support, while taking up minimal space. Each piece of wood... [More]


Doubtblush: Anger Management for Dummies

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]


Brass Bone Bangle

Who would have thought that a bone would make such a sassy little bangle? Designer Nora Kogan did, and we are super smitten with her Brass Bone Bangle ($90). From start to finish, each piece of jewelry is made locally in Brooklyn, New York, and uses only recycled metals. Cast... [More]


Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener

Spring brings new clothes. New clothes bring excuses to go out. Going out brings on a hangover. Hangovers bring Death Face. Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener ($18) brings morning-after camouflage for said Death Face.... [More]


Loeffler Randall Rowena Ruffle Sandal

The Rowena Ruffle Sandal ($295) from Loeffler Randall proves that tulle doesn't just belong on skirts and tutus! We are all about wearing a little ruffled tulle on our feet. It makes us feel dainty and feminine, especially in a t-strap, perfect for showing off our pedis!... [More]


Art Deco Save the Date Cards

OHH, the Art Deco Save The Date Cards ($85) are to die for. Whether or not you're throwing a roaring 20s wedding, these cards are a great way to remind your friends of the big day. They feature a dapper man with a lovely lady, who's wearing a cascading dress... [More]


Cheap Thrill: FULL TILT Double Flower Headband

We're happy to see an understated FULL TILT Double Flower Headband ($6) and for so cheap. In a sea full of giant bows and flashy headdresses, this simple flower adorns your hair with elegance and class. Little miss Taylor Momsen should take a page from the Understatement Book. Ok, we're... [More]

Blu Moon Summer Lovin Dress

Blu Moon Summer Lovin' Dress

Summer lovin' had me a blast! The Blu Moon Summer Lovin' Dress ($187) is gorgeous! This flirty cheetah print silk dress has a ruffle front and a deep v-back. We can't wait to wear this dress on the date with that cute boy from bus.... [More]


Zoya Mod Matte Summer 2011 Mini Trio

There are those times when we are swimming on the beach and we want to pull a full Little Mermaid. And the Zoya Mod Matte Summer Mini Trio 2011 ($15) wants to be part of our world. Funny how the Phoebe (blue) and Mitzi (green) perfectly match our fantasy tail.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Size 11 Wedges for Whitney

Whitney wrote, "I love these shoes. But they don't come in my size, an 11 or the European equivalent a 43. I love that they are not too high wedges and they aren't platforms. Also I've seen some that come in suede but don't really like that fabric on shoes.... [More]


Tree Bookcase

Let reading take on new life in your child's room with the Tree Bookcase ($850). This unique bookshelf is made of MDF and is finished in a high-gloss lacquer. With the ability to hold over 100 books and the cutest design, it's sure to root reading love in your child.... [More]


theBalm Time Balm

You can spend hundreds of dollars on make-up but it will never look quite as top dollar without a primer. theBalm Time Balm ($30) is a primer jam packed with vitamins with the sole purpose of prepping your skin for beautification. Goodness knows we're slack on taking our daily multi-vitamin... [More]

Jeffrey Campbell Groovie Nude Rainbow Platforms

Jeffrey Campbell Groovie Nude Rainbow Platforms

Groove is in the heart! Those are the song lyrics that come into our mind when we see the Jeffrey Campbell Groovie Nude Rainbow Platforms ($155). These outrageous shoes are definitely a statement accessory. And either you love 'em or hate 'em. We think they could look pretty cool if... [More]


L'idiot Savant Tee

Let him know you appreciate the fact that his knowledge is deep and narrow with the L'idiot Savant Tee ($35). Screen printed on 100% cotton tee, this shirt is sure to be his new favorite - it's minimal and to the point... just like your man.... [More]


Kraken Size Chart Poster

While we can't show you how wonderful The Kraken Rum is, we can show you how sweet their schwag is. How big is the Kraken compared to a human? A school bus? The Empire State Building? The Kraken Size Chart Poster ($13) is a sweet reference tool that will provide... [More]


Picnic and Choose Dress

Sure, you could wear this Picnic and Choose Dress ($100) from Modcloth to a picnic. OR you could also wear it to your favorite summer festivals, a barbeque party, at weekend happy hours, a clam bake on the beach, road tripping with your buds...Yup, looks like a good summer frock... [More]


Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Pick up the February issue of "Cosmopolitan"? Yeah, we didn't either. (Liars.) They had some nice things to say about Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($22). We are big fans of Pink Oyster and Black Pearl for this season. But luckily, it wears so long that if you just... [More]


Anthropologie Palisades Belt

Even though the sun is shining more often, it's still a bit chilly out there. We're still layering, albeit less than we were during the winter! Add the Palisades Belt ($44) at Anthropologie to your work week wardrobe by cinching it over the cardigan you have to wear with your... [More]


Catstudio Yellowstone Pillow

As the weather starts to warm up, some of us are getting antsy to spend hours on end in the car and do some summer road tripping and park-exploring. If you'd rather experience the great outdoors from the great, air-conditioned, bug-free indoors, cuddle up to one of these National Park... [More]

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Rabbit Field Bag

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail... We're loving the slim shape and vintage illustration print style of the Rabbit Field Bag ($20). Perfect for a picnic at the park or a bike ride through the country.... [More]


Supersmile Whitening Gum

The best way to brighten up your wardrobe is with a pearly white smile. Supersmile Whitening Gum ($24) does the job without mucking up your mouth with slippery strips or burning peroxide. Pop a piece in your mouth and get your bling on!... [More]

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Tarina Tarantino Tilt-a-Whirl Earrings

Tarina Taratino went into the crafty cookie jar and tied up the Tilt-a-Whirl Earrings ($63). We'll take 'em - wooden beads, carved lucite, embroidered ribbon bows, Swarovski crystals and all. Keep the treasures coming.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Durable Business Attire for Self-Employed Jennifer

Jennifer writes: "I have a serious fashion dilemma. I've come to the crossroads where I've left corporate America behind and moved on to the realm of self-employment. I'm no longer in need of high heels, slacks, and button downs. Instead, I need practical water-proof shoes, durable work pants, and tops... [More]


Carmen Electra Electra Pole Kit

Get your freak on in your own home! Have you always wanted to try a strip tease for your guy, but not really sure how. The Carmen Electra Electra Pole Kit ($125) is here to help. This kit is packed with a three-piece professional dance pole, assembly guide, DVD and... [More]


BCBG Tapis

A wild wedge with a beach feel, the BCBG Tapis ($79) is a great way to step into Spring. Slip-on and go with this printed sandal with crisscross strap detail and cushioned footbed. With a wedge like this you know you'll have all the added bonus of height, without worrying... [More]

Spring Break

Spring Break

Just kicking back and relaxing at home during your Spring Break? Dig into some smut that will bring back those extraordinary Spring Break vacations you and your best girlfriends experienced. Pick up Spring Break ($9) and grab a six-pack of Coronas.... [More]


Olivia Stone Lady Bug Ring

If one man's trash is another man's treasure, then one lady's gaudy bauble is another woman's bling. When it comes to jewelry we rarely discriminate - we're fond of dainty and sweet but we also dig big and bold. This amiable marvel falls into the latter category. The Olivia Stone... [More]


Philosophy Kiss of Hope Lip Treatment

Chapstick is so last decade. Step up your summer lip care with Philosophy Kiss of Hope Lip Treatment ($16). Formulated with Shea butter and mango, it leaves your lips smooth and lickable. Vanilla and mint fragrances leave your breath bearable. Pop it in the cooler for a refreshingly cold kiss... [More]


Mrs. Meyer's Rosemary Basic Kitchen Set

Yay! Mrs. Meyer's has added a new scent to their cleaning products! Err, we don't usually get this excited over cleaning supplies, but we've been die-hard Mrs. Meyer's fans for a while now. The earth-friendly line has some great scents thanks to their commitment to replacing harsh chemicals with essential... [More]


Pottery Barn Tropical Floral Eco Lounger

Ladies, take a seat and put your check books away. This super fun Pottery Barn Tropical Floral Eco Lounger ($139-189) is on super sale for Earth Day (if purchased before April 25). Plop it in your room as an alternative to lounging on the bed or switch up the living... [More]


Nanette Lepore Rain or Shine Floral Maxi Dress

We love the boldly romantic vibe of the Rain or Shine Floral Maxi Dress ($648) from Nanette Lepore. With soft, flowing ruffles and a large floral print, this dress is definitely a bit out of our comfort zones. But it's worth it, because we feel like we should be in... [More]

Graham & Spencer Leather Skirt

Graham & Spencer Leather Skirt

Leather is making a comeback this Spring! We're totally down with it. The Graham & Spencer Leather Skirt ($350) is one of our favorites this season. The creamy caramel color is smooth and looks delicious with sheer tanks, lace blouses and military cardis.... [More]


Star Wars™ Apron

Screw the boyfriend. We're taking this one for ourselves. This galactic Star Wars™ Apron ($40) is customizable, cotton and bestows the force into your culinary skills. As you can see, we have already fitted ours with the Outblush name but you can add up to nine letters to say whatever... [More]


Rae Pink Pout Set

Of the many things that Spring calls for, a pink pout is high atop the list! The Rae Pink Pout Set ($46) has everything you need to give your lips the love they deserve. Included are a long lasting, water-resistant liner, Lip Lust Lipstick with a creamy finish, that minimizes... [More]


Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Peg Bundy

Mr. Bundy writes: "Dear Outblush: As if her birthday isn't enough my wife, Peg, is forcing me to get her something for Mother's Day. She thinks that just because she has two kids that means she did something right and deserves something for it. Don't tell her that I love... [More]


Diane von Furstenberg Autumn Leaves Mariela Tote

Going to the pool can be an ordeal. While we pretend to effortlessly roll out of bed and slip a suit on, really we have to exfoliate, shave, tousle our hair every so lightly with salt spray, pick the right suit/cover-up combo and pack water, lip gloss, magazines and a... [More]

Wine Carrier

Wine Carrier

Need an excuse to plan a Spring picnic in the park? We found one....this Wine Carrier ($35) holds up to 4 wine bottles, which makes it perfect for your outdoor adventures. And when its not in use, you can put it to work in your home - stack towels in... [More]


Pins and Needles High-Rise Scallop Short

Scalloped shorts and skirts were a big trend last summer, and luckily for us, they're still going strong this year. (We have a closet full of the style!) One of our most well-worn and favorite pairs is the Pins and Needles High-Rise Scallop Short ($54). The higher waits elongates our... [More]

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Pretty Cupcake Kit

We know the cupcake craze is on its way out, but the Pretty Cupcake Kit (14) by Shana Faust is too cute for us to cope with. The off the chart adorableness is making us all jittery. We smell a sweet Mother's Day activity in the oven.... [More]


Nail Fraud

We are always on the lookout for fun new ways to add some variation to our beauty regiment. Nail Fraud ($10) puts style at your finger tips with the ability to change it up whenever you please. Instead of a polish, they are more like decals that stay in place... [More]


Doubtblush: CarolineAlexander Turquoise Rose Flower Belt

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]


Forever21 Ruffle Romper

Who doesn't love a good deal? The Forever21 Ruffle Romper ($9 on sale) is an absolute must-have! This adorable romper is super sweet with ruffles and patch pockets. We heart the strapless neckline too. And we must mention the very very affordable price of only 9 bucks! We suggest you... [More]


Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker

Now that warm weather taunts us to go outside and enjoy ourselves, it also encourages us to enjoy one of our favorite warm weather treats... ice cream! The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker ($73) is the perfect way to make delicious custards, gelato, sorbets, and ice cream at home.... [More]


Lace Open Crotch Boyshorts

Ok so we've heard about the brides that like to get frisky on the way to their reception, but we can't really say that we know any. Even though we (blushing) don't know any, maybe you do.....possibly a friend of a friend of a friend. Lace Open Crotch Boyshorts ($8)... [More]


TARINA TARANTINO Sparklicity Bronze Palette Eye Shadow

We set out specifically looking for sparkly eyeshadow just because we felt particularly disco today. TARINA TARANTINO Sparklicity Bronze Palette Eye Shadow ($38) signed, sealed, delivered and is now ours. All eight shades throw back to a time when it was appropriate for your makeup to be just as reflective... [More]


Bloch Hannah Moon Mist Oxfords

We think you should update your stash of oxford flats to include the Hannah Moon Mist Oxfords ($160) by Bloch. Why? Because they're a lovely shade of spring blue, that's why! We mean, why wouldn't you want a pair of baby blue oxford flats to go with all your pretty... [More]


Glasswing Bedding

The Glasswing Bedding ($30-125) is more conceptual than we usually go in the bedroom. But, hey, envisioning butterfly flight on a duvet cover is totally rad. Especially when it looks like stained glass.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A White and Red Corset for Ann

Ann wrote: "Hi guys! Long-time OB lurker, first time writing ... So here goes. I LOVE the corset in this photo (, made by Lady Maeve's Closet, but unfortunately LMC exists no longer. I was wondering if you could find something similar with a white background? I have a few... [More]


Time Flies Birthday Calendar

We know, we know. Facebook reminds you of all your friends' birthdays, so why would you need the Time Flies Birthday Calendar ($16)? We'll tell you why: Because good friends mark down each others' birthdays and celebrate over more than just the internet (usually over drinks and cake, right?) So... [More]

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Easy Rider Earrings

Our friends will be green with envy over the Easy Rider Earrings ($36) by Orna Lalo. Slapping cool stripes on bold hoops is an unexpected treat. Topped with a jewel dotted square block, these earrings could make any outfit funky fresh - they've got it all.... [More]


Bliss Take It All Off Bundle

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Actually girl, we need to talk. You got really involved in relaxing on the couch whittling down your Netflix queue last season and this season needs to be all about taking care of yourself. Don't go all Nicole Richie... [More]


Aidan Mattox Violet Floral Woven Halter Dress

Talk about your perfect Easter Sunday dress! The Violet Floral Woven Halter Dress ($108) by Aidan Mattox has spring written all over it. Wear it with a soft cardi to your Easter service, and then bare that beautiful halter neckline during brunch and the kiddos egg hunt. Accessories needed: a... [More]


Freakshow Glass Paperweight

Ohh, Mr. Paperweight. You're so big and strong. Ohh, and look at those tattoos. That must have hurt! Ok, we probably won't go that far with our Freakshow Glass Paperweight ($14). But we will thank him for being so handy.... [More]

Louis XV Three Seater Sofa

Louis XV Three Seater Sofa

You'll feel like royalty when you sit upon the Louis XV Three Seater Sofa ($1,599). This plush handmade mango wood sofa is luxurious. We love the fact that the cotton pillows are detachable, which makes it simple to keep this beauty clean.... [More]


Derry Church Bento Box Chocolates

What's better than a bento box fun of lunch yumminess? A bento box full of CHOCOLATES! The Derry Church Bento Box Chocolates ($79) is a lacquered plastic box that comes with 20 decadent bon bons in a matching cloth sachet. The set also includes matching dragon chopsticks. Unique, chic and... [More]

Vera Wang Lavender Label Izzy Sandal Boot

Vera Wang Lavender Label Izzy Sandal Boot

The Vera Wang Lavender Label Sandal Boot ($395) would be a fabulous addition to our shoe collection. They would even make an outstanding Mother's Day gift. Hint hint to our dearest hubby of them all.... [More]


tokidoki Prisma Gloss Set

You see that? You see that on top of the tokidoki Prisma Gloss Set ($32)? That's a snow globe with a tokidoki character inside of it. How can it get any cuter?... [More]


Jonathan Adler Utopia Elephant Lamp

Design guru Jonathan Adler always seems bring us items that have the right mix of whimsical and modern. Lately we've been coveting the Utopia Elephant Lamp ($350), though we're still not sure what to do with it. It'd be adorable in a baby's nursery, of course, but could we also... [More]

Indah Angel Wing Cover Up

Indah Angel Wing Cover Up

Float your way around the pool in your fabulous cover up. The Indah Angel Wing Cover Up ($93) exudes retro glamour. All you need is pin-up girl red lipstick on your pretty pout.... [More]


Side Spout Shaker

Old atmospheric diving suit. Penguin. Whatever it looks like to you, the Side Spout Shaker ($24) looks like some cool bar ware to us. This easy to grip, side-pouring shaker, is a great compact way to add some flare to your home bar. Hey, twelve ounces are plenty for a... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Padma Lakshmi-esque Maxi Dress for Amanda

Amanda writes: "Hi Outblushers, I am wondering if you can help me - I'm looking for a dress just like the one that Padma Lakshimi wore on the recent season finale episode of Top Chef All Stars. I've googled every possible sentence I could think of to find out more... [More]


NEST Blue Garden Candle

The NEST Blue Garden Candle ($32) is the best of so many worlds: smells incredible, fits on an office desk in a masculine or feminine setting and proceeds are donated to the Autism Speaks foundation. Although $32 is a little steep for a candle, it goes towards a wonderful cause... [More]

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Spectral Tassel Skirt

Ok, we admit that the Spectral Tassel Skirt ($89) kinda looks like it's straight outta the Dancing with the Stars closet, but it's fabulous in motion. That's why you should probably reserve it for clubbing only. The colors are great swingin' or still, but just standing there, the look falls... [More]


Holy Homes Birdhouses

Anything that could be interpreted as blasphemous by the Westboro Baptist Church is automatically in cools-ville for us. The fact that the Holy Homes Birdhouses ($309) are gorgeously designed to boot is a cherry on top. You wouldn't believe it - these are made of porcelain. Pretty precious, if you... [More]


Freedom Pink Cut Out Ring

Add a little spring bling to your wardrobe with the Pink Cut Out Ring ($20) by Freedom at Topshop. It's a combination of spring's best jewelry trends: it's a big statement piece, gold jewelry is making a big comeback, and it boasts a bold honeysuckle gem color. Plus, the price... [More]


Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch

Look what we found! A super cute, affordable leather clutch! The Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch ($149) comes in a bazillion fun colors that go with almost everything we have hanging in our closets. Like zombies to brains, we're definitely drawn to all the bright colors. So perfect for summer!... [More]


IKOS Aubergine Lipstick

নীল. Blauw. Mavi. Sininen. Uliuli. No matter how you say it, IKOS Aubergine Lipstick ($18) is effing blue.... [More]

Gourmet Pregnancy

The Gourmet Pregnancy

Expecting a bundle of joy soon and want to continue eating your gourmet concoctions? Well The Gourmet Pregnancy ($27) features 224 pages packed with scrumptious recipes that will satisfy and nourish your growing baby bump... [More]

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Silk Blossoms

Simplify the veil. Pin the Silk Blossoms ($65) in your breezy up-do and call it a day. Might as well reduce your wedding worries.... [More]


ASOS Button Front Bib Smock Top

We like this cute Button Front Bib Smock Top ($22, on sale!) from ASOS. It's a great spring time work blouse. We think you could easily tuck it into skirts and trousers for a modern way to wear this neutral-colored vintage-style shirt. Pair it with black or grey and then... [More]

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Orka Wine Pourer Stopper

Multitasking is way more fun when we're buzzed. Wine Wednesdays just got easier with the Orka Wine Pourer Stopper ($7). No more leaving that last bottle open to stagnate on the kitchen counter. Forgetting is ok now.... [More]


Shu Uemura Metallic Yellow Gold Pressed Eye Shadow

Well, you know you make me wanna' SHOUT Kick my heels up and SHOUT Throw my hands up and SHOUT Throw my head back and SHOUT Come on now SHOUT Shu Uemura Metallic Yellow Gold Pressed Eye Shadow ($21) is just screaming for attention. (Go ahead. Go listen to the... [More]


Personal Shopper: Shoes for Stephanie's Mexican destination wedding in June

Stephanie wrote: "Hi Outblush!! I l-o-v-e your site and stop by everyday! I love your personal shopper section and I am hoping you can help me! I am getting married in June in Riviera Maya, Mexico and I am on the hunt for the perfect sandal. I am getting married... [More]

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Botany Apothecary Jars

Scattering the Botany Apothecary Jars ($180 / set of nine) around the house could add that last continuity link in an antique inspired home. As long as we don't let our silly boyfriend fill these with super balls or his next batch of pickled eggs, we're good. Put a few... [More]


SEPHORA COLLECTION The Hot 10: Nano Eyeliner Set

Our relationship with our eyeliner is so volatile. We buy some bizarre color with hopes of revitalizing our makeup routine proving ourselves to be real coolios and then we get angry at it, break it and toss it forever. Now this right here, SEPHORA COLLECTION The Hot 10: Nano Eyeliner... [More]

Crab & Spinach Dip Mix

Celebrate: Crab & Spinach Dip Mix

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

Butterfly Lovers Painted Chest

Butterfly Lovers Painted Chest

We're sure you can find a nook in your home for the Butterfly Lovers Painted Chest ($1,299). This accent piece is simply stunning with hand-painted butterflies and cabriole legs.... [More]


GAP Sequin Layer Skirt

Who says we can't wear sequins in summer?! Well, we haven't ever heard anyone say that, but until now, we've been wearing them only at holiday time. How foolish we've been! Check out the Sequin Layer Skirt ($70) at GAP. Sure, you might keep this one out of the office,... [More]


Ruffled Lace and Pearls Thigh Highs

Oooh la la! Even the bride's thigh highs can be flirty and pretty. If you're tying the knot this year and on the hunt for sexy hosiery within your budget, we suggest you check out the Ruffled Lace and Pearls Thigh Highs ($6 on sale).... [More]


Zoya Intimate Spring Collection 2011

Orange nail polish isn't always 100% suitable for every occasion. While this puts a damper on our mood, the Zoya Intimate Spring 2011 Collection ($8 each) suits the need for a more subdued color palette. Caitlin (dark grey) and Marley (lightest grey) will look stupendous with our pencil skirts. While... [More]

Ricki Rack Strapless Dress

Ricki Rack Strapless Dress

Memorial Day weekend will be here before we know it and we can't think of a better dress to rock at our BFF's annual BBQ than the Ricki Rack Strapless Dress ($40). This flirty lil' number is festive with its red, white and blue color combo yet stylish enough that... [More]


HearthSong Tin Tea Set

It is so cute we just want to smash it. This appeals to every ounce of pre-teen we have left inside of us (and according to our degree of Bieber Fever, there's a lot left). The HearthSong Tin Tea Set ($20) would work great as a bookcase end for our... [More]


Lancôme Color Fever Gloss - Rose Ballerine

While we don't condone wearing pink and beige every day of spring, we do condone wearing the right shade of rose when you find it. Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Rose Ballerine ($26) derives from natural origins, hydrates like a water lily and wears on your lips like two flower... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Post-Baby Wardrobe for Cori

Cori writes: "I'm due to have our first daughter any day now, and all I can think about is what the heck I am going to wear this spring/summer while my body shrinks back into shape. I want to wear all the cute trendy things I've been denied for the... [More]


Iittala Purnukka Jars

Okay, sure. Little ceramic jars aren't exactly the most thrilling thing in the world. But then again, neither is organizing your kitchen or bathroom in plastic tubs, or worse, just tossing things on the countertop all willy-nilly. The Iittala Purnukka Jars ($40-45) come in bold colors and hold all those... [More]


TokyoMilk Bubble Bath No. 6

When you are looking for some alone time with yourself, a bubble bath and a good book, turn to TokyoMilk Bubble Bath No. 6 ($22). Green tea, exotic woods, white orchid, ebony and vanillas will entice you to just pass the f*%& out. Make sure you rig the drowning alarm... [More]


Gap Shark One-Piece

Oh no. We can feel our wombs revving up. This Gap Shark One-Piece ($30) fulfills all of our "tough little guy" fantasies about our future son. We don't suppose a size 24 months would fit our dog, would it?... [More]


Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads

Despite every beauty product ever claiming to de-wrinkle our getting-older-by-the-second-I'm-depressed skin and replace it with baby-soft-first-kiss-prime-of-your-life skin, we've never actually seen it happen. We have to face it. We all age, but we can all age gracefully if we so wish. The Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads ($45) don't... [More]


Rodarte Pleated Floral Silk-Blend Chiffon Dress

It's a damn shame our budgets won't allow for the purchase of this Pleated Floral Silk-Blend Chiffon Dress ($3,020) by Rodarte. We're talking not even close. But we can dream, and look for similar dresses for an eighth of the price tag (if we find any, we'll be sure to... [More]

Daisy Egg Fry Ring

Celebrate: Daisy Egg Fry Rings

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]


Juicy Couture Miss Softee Two-Piece

Despite doing a million crunches a day (Okay, like ten), our tummies are still not as flat and toned as the model wearing the Miss Softee Two-Piece Swimsuit (85-98) from Juicy Couture. But that's all right. We're hoping we can pull off this suit anyway. It's just too cute to... [More]


Marais A Chair in Mint

We think something magical will happen when we sit in this chair. We'll be transported to an open table on the sunny sidewalks of Paris, where we'll be sipping a café au lait with a handsome Frenchman (or a French version of our already handsome man?). The Marais A Chair... [More]


June Bug Ring

We're not normally that big on sparkly bug jewelry, but somehow this june bug ring ($17) is really - dare we? - cute. It looks happy. No, we don't know how we know this. We just do.... [More]


Sales & Steals: 4/15/2011

Happy Tax Day, everyone! Okay, now that we've caused you to panic, we'll reassure you that taxes aren't due today, as they usually are, but on Monday, 4/18/11. *phew* But after you've finished filing your 1040's and the like, reward yourself with a fun shopping trip! Thanks, as always, to... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Grown-up Easter Dress for Ashley

Ashley writes, "First of all you girls are the best in the entire world! Now for my request: remember when we were children and our mom's made us wear those fabulous Easter Sunday dresses? Well now that I'm all grown up (in my early 20's) I need an Easter Sunday... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Shimmery Purple Eyeshadows

We love good make-up. And often times we find nothing wrong with spending some extra dough on really quality shades that no other brand has produced. But when we see an eyeshadow in the boutique that instantly reminds us of a more budget-friendly color, our red flags are raised. Recently,... [More]


You Tell Us: Scented Hairbrushes

Now here's a beauty idea that's new to us: a Scented Hairbrush ($12). A few passes through your locks and they'll smell like strawberry, coconut, grape or lemon (candy, we'd assume). Which is... a good thing??? We're not sure about this one, so You Tell Us. poll by [More]


Wiley Valentine Bride and Groom Card

Give the happy couple a wedding card as swirly, fancy, and fabulous as the affair itself. Perfect for the pair who likes the finer things and appreciates delicate detail, this Bride and Groom Card ($6) is beautifully letterpressed calligraphy sure to capture the specialness of the occasion.... [More]


Swarovski Hare

When we were little we always hoped for a stuffed bunny in our Easter basket. We don't even get baskets anymore, but if we did, we'd hope for this Swarovski Hare ($60). This shimmery serene little buddy would be perfect on our desk or proudly displayed on a dresser. You... [More]


Doubtblush: Smiffy's Neon Multi Colored Feather Eyelashes

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]

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Helloshiso Fancy Bow Clips

These cute, glittery Helloshiso Fancy Bow Clips ($18 each) are supposed to be for little girls, but we big girls are gonna wear them anyway! You heard us. We're going to clip one on and feel pretty, and nothing anyone says can stop us.... [More]


Bobbi Brown Peony and Python Palette

Dear Bobbi, Thank you for a spring palette that isn't all pinks. We're champions of the well loved yet oft-neglected in the warmer months purple you're bringing to the forefront with this set of eye shadows. We also appreciate that this Peony and Python Palette ($50) is soft with a... [More]

Rubber Eraser Tub

Celebrate: Rubber Eraser Tub

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]

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Squirrel Whisk Set

If you had any doubts when we told you that squirrels are the new owls, doubt no more! This Squirrel Whisk Set ($12) further proves our assertion... sort of. These have a stainless steel body and are coated with orange and white silicone so stuff doesn't stick to them, just... [More]

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Natural Record Band Bracelet

A lot of us grew up around vinyl records, and even though they are not so commonplace anymore, we still want them in our lives. Some of us have parents that played us The Beatles, The Eagles and Simon and Garfunkel at home, and one of us lucky ladies here... [More]


Dear Colleen Champagne Print

Truer words have never been printed. The fabulous totes, tea towels and prints in Dear Colleen's Etsy shop are the perfect pick me up for a Friday. We had a hard time choosing our favorite, but we had to go with the I Would Rather Have Champagne Large Print ($29)... [More]

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Thomas Wold Stash Table

Do you need a place to rest your cup of coffee? Extra seating for a party? More color in your life? A place to hide your shameful hobby equipment? Look no further than this Stash Table ($500) from Thomas Wold, which features sliding panels that open to reveal storage for... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Dress for Pascale's Fraternity Party Cruise

Pascale writes: "Hello Outblush! I need a dress for an upcoming fraternity cruise! I'd like a black,blue or purple dress that would pop against candy apple red (the fraternity's color). My favorite things are interesting necklines, A line skirts, completely comfortable and flattering for the broad shouldered women of America.... [More]


Coconuts Raye Wedge Sandals

If wedges were to run for political office, we'd be their campaign manager. To put it simply, we heart them. There's not really a summer outfit out there that doesn't look sleek and modern when served up with a sizzling pair of wedges. A current favorite are these Coconuts by... [More]


Sheswai Nail Lacquer

Ok, not gonna lie, it was the Sheswai Nail Lacquer ($18) bottle that pulled us in, but when we learned that the polish is made without formaldehyde, toluene, or dpbs (you know, the toxic stuff), we were even more thrilled. Then we got to the fabulous lush colors and swooned... [More]


Crate and Barrel Piano Key Clock

Feeling thin on time? This Piano Key Clock ($80) is a great modern look, though we're not sure why they bothered with numbers on this sliver of a timepiece. If you're curious about the name, it's because this theoretically resembles a piano key, though we'd call that a stretch.... [More]

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Style Tryst Sophie Earrings

These Style Tryst Sophie Earrings ($38) dare you to be unhappy while you're wearing them, and you just can't do that because of their sunshine-y yellow-ness, so you'll have to tell the truth instead: These lobe danglers would be to-die with a messy bun and a Mai Tai. We'd like... [More]

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Vintage Havana Distressed Stripe Tee

A black and white striped tee is a great addition to a woman's wardrobe. It adds texture and interest to any ensemble, and it really makes solid colors pop. We think this Vintage Havana Distressed Stripe Tee ($56) is a touch more interesting than your average black and whited striped... [More]


Moschino Cheap and Chic Metallic Silk Chiffon Dress

There should be a couple of items in every gal's closet that are just right. The jeans that you slide into and instantly make you feel lithe and leggy, a particular top that makes the girls look perky and ups your confidence, and a dress that celebrates your curves and... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

While we were hanging around our local drugstore the other day, waiting for a prescription to be filled, we spent some time ogling the "What's New!" displays in the makeup aisle, and were instantly drawn to the Revlon CrazyShine Nail Buffer ($3). The atypical teardrop shape of the buffer intrigued... [More]


Penguin Luggage Tags

You may be reading with your Kindle on the road, but that doesn't mean your love of books can't still be part of traveling. Slip one of the Penguin Luggage Tags ($19) - On the Road by Jack Kerouac or The Lost Girl by DH Lawrence - on your bag... [More]


Gnome Stool

There's a gnome in your home! Thank goodness this little guy has a flat top, otherwise he'd be a real pain to sit on. Of course, you could also use this Gnome Stool ($374) as a quirky end table. Again, the unconventional flat gnome hat is helpful.... [More]

Old Navy Jersey Tiered Halter Dress

Old Navy Jersey Tiered Halter Dress

Dress the part of a bonita senorita when you don the Old Navy Jersey Tiered Halter Dress ($25 on sale). This gorgeous Jurassic Green dress will look oh so chic paired with metallic sandals and pretty jewelry. Its a great first date dress - simple and sexy.... [More]


Bespoken Art

Some of us aren't blessed with a lot of artistic talent, but we can at least get a few words out when we need to. Now we can turn our spoken words into visual art. Bespoken Art ($100+) allows you to upload a word, phrase or song and prints the... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Grecian Inspired Dress for Pascale's Graduation

Pascale writes: "Graduation is May 15th and this is the Last impression my peers have of me and I'd love to leave a memorable statement. I'm wearing a black gown and plan on wearing my cap and tassel long after I remove my hideous, heat attracting gown. I'd prefer something... [More]

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The Indifferent Giraffe

If you're the kind of person who likes to call the shots, then The Indifferent Giraffe ($32) is the one for you. You'd be like, "I want pizza for dinner," and Indifferent Giraffe would be all like, "Yeah whatever..." and then you'd say, "And I'm buying a miniature donkey for... [More]


ASOS One Shoulder Waterfall Dress

The ASOS One Shoulder Waterfall Dress ($34) is the next best thing to being a mermaid, although we're not sure we'd want to be mermaids. It depends on whether or not they have chocolate and wine in Mermaidville. In any case, this dress is unique, flattering, and cheaper than dinner... [More]


Basis Band

A heart rate monitor is too dang uncomfortable to wear for much longer than a workout, and most fitness trackers make us look like we might be half robot given the size of the thing strapped to our arm. The Basis Band ($199 preorder) keeps track of calories burned, activity,... [More]

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Mud Pie Rumba Top and Pants Set

Is your little lady daring and sassy? Does she want to dress like she's daring and sassy? Are YOU daring and sassy, and since your mini-me is too young to have cultivated a personal style of her own, you dress her the way you secretly want to dress? The Mud... [More]

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Juicy Fruit Necklace

Strawberry pie. Peach cobbler. Cherries jubilee. Are you drooling? Yes? Well, that's kind of weird for a grownup, but OK. These fruit aren't at their peak quite yet, so until then, you'll have to satisfy yourself with this Juicy Fruit Necklace ($13)... [More]

Gap Shirred Lacy Bikini

Gap Shirred Lacy Bikini

Always the bridesmaid? Well sometimes it pays off because you can wear comfortable panties underneath that less than desirable, uncomfortable (purple) bridesmaid dress. Our pick for super comfort is the Gap Shirred Lacy Bikini ($15). We heart the antique pewter color, but this style is also available in space and... [More]


Embroidered Eye Mask

This Embroidered Sleeping Eye Mask ($25) phrases it so much more politely than what we're really feeling: Let. Me. EFFING. SLEEP. Though the bear does look a little ornery, so it's got that goin' for it.... [More]


SABRE Pepper Spray Home & Away Protection Kit

Outblush Operative Clare writes: Most people only consider their safety when away from home. Having recently learned the hard way about being prepared before something bad happens, we recently found ourselves in possession of the SABRE: Home and Away Protection Kit ($21) courtesy of a sweet and very over protective... [More]

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Soho SO306A Rug

The Soho SO306A Rug by Safavieh Rugs ($varies) is modern, striking, and will add a warm shot of color to your decor. It's also great if you need places for three people to stand.... [More]


Silver Dandelion Necklace

Here's the deal: We're gonna wear this Silver Dandelion Necklace ($80) and if anyone comments on it, we're going to tell them it's an asterisk. And then when they ask us what the asterisk is for, we can make up something totally ridiculous like: It's a note on how my... [More]


Title Nine Verve Sandal

If you ask us, one of the benefits of summer is wearing as little and lightweight clothing as possible. It's the one season where we can be nearly naked in public. Think about it, a maxi dress is little more than a bed sheet! Anyway, letting our feet enjoy nearly... [More]


YOU Be the Stylist: What should Trish pair with her vintage gold lace dress?

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]


Bliss Blush: Cake Toppers

Wedding season is right around the corner, and we're looking out for our engaged girls. You have more important things to do than look for toasting flutes or find the perfect pair of backup flats for dancing the night away. Let us round up some detail pieces for your big... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Pastel Cherry Lipstick

This spring, skip the vibrant red lipstick and switch to a pastel cherry. It opens up so many doors to different color palettes a pop of red shuts out. Chanel Comedia Lipstick[1] ($32) will always have a sweet place in our heart. It's Chanel. It's essential. But when we are... [More]


You Tell Us: Smoon Bijou Necklace

You may have realized by now that we here at Outblush are always attracted to shiny things. That goes double for glowing things (we chalk it up to our past mutual love for glow in the dark stars on the ceilings of our adolescent bedrooms). But we're not 100 percent... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Late night? Hair reeking of smoke? No time to wash your hair before that morning meeting? The Batiste Dry Shampoo ($5) is your answer. Available in original, tropical and blush, pick a neutral or exotic scent for revitalizing your tired tresses. Simply spray, brush through, and watch as your hair... [More]


Papersheep Merci Notes

Subtle, sophisticated and French - has a thank you note ever looked so lovely? Send one of these Papersheep Merci Notes ($15 for 5) when your sentiment needs to match a truly exceptional gift.... [More]

Victorias Secret Back Off Baby Low Back Bustier

Victorias Secret Back Off Baby Low Back Bustier

The last thing your man will want to do is back off! The Victoria's Secret Back Off Baby Low Back Bustier ($58) is seriously sexy shapewear. This bustier is the perfect undergarment for brides, bridesmaid and even wedding guests. It offer firm control while giving your girls a beautiful boost... [More]


Vincent Longo Double Swish Make-up Remover

We spend a lot of time here on Outblush talking about all the beautiful shades of color we can put on our eyes. Now let's talk about a way to take it all off. Keep your clothes on, we're talking about Vincent Longo Double Swish Make-up Remover ($24). Just a... [More]


Doubtblush: Vamplets

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash-money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand... So we Doubtblush 'em Vampire... [More]


Pocket Hipster App

Hipsters are good for two things: being snarky and finding good music. Which is exactly what the Pocket Hipster App ($2) does. Impressive, huh? The teeny hipsters living inside your phone take a look at your current music collection, and after a bit of mocking, suggest some (usually indie/less-known) music... [More]


Frederick's of Hollywood Eau de Toilette GIVEAWAY

Attention, Outblush readers! So the folks at Frederick's of Hollywood are super, super nice. When we heard that they'd brought their beloved fragrance back from discontinuation limbo and asked to sample it, they not only provided said sample right away, they opted to sponsor a giveaway for you all. (And... [More]


Adrianna Papell Paillette Shift Dress

Oh no! ASB forgot to order a disco ball for Prom?! Crisis averted - you're wearing this Adrianna Papell Paillette Shift Dress ($268). This shimmery number is so fab you're already planning on twirling the night away and shaking your thing. Now someone just needs to train a spotlight on... [More]


Meow For Measuring Cups

Cat lover? Baking lover? The Meow For Measuring Cups ($35) are the perfect combination for the cat hoarding/cupcake baking lady in your life. We kid, we kid. These adorable glazed cups resemble a feline friend, with paws that keep her flat on the counter. Her curvy tail provides a handle,... [More]


Kate Spade Bicycle

The reaches of Kate Spade's preppy magnificence knows no bounds. You can now wear adorable Kate Spade shoes, jewelry and clothes while you pedal around town on this fresh and fabulous handmade Italian Kate Spade Bicycle ($1100). Not surprisingly, there are two Kate Spade purses made specifically to fit on... [More]


My Cuppa Coffee Mug

There is an epidemic sweeping the male population - the inability to remember how a lady takes her coffee! Despite days, months, and possibly even years of hearing you make your coffee order, when it comes to at-home brewing, he's clueless as to your specifications. Men are visual, so here's... [More]


Personal Shopper: Green Shift Dress for Susan

Susan wrote: "I have been looking for a pea green shift dress for ages now, the problem is, i don't want one with a belt, as i'm really tall and and the belt ends up to high always. So i just want one that's shaped but without a belt." Oooh,... [More]


Pottery Barn Mermaid Bottle Opener

Is there anything more perfectly matched than a bucket of icy cold cervezas and a Mermaid Bottle Opener ($6)? Pretty much no. Snag your mythical bottle popper, grab a sixer, and get wasted in the sun. This cast iron little mermaid is indestructible and has an old world "I found... [More]

Tease For Two Honey Massage Oil

Tease For Two Kissable Honey Massage Oil

Sugar pie, honey bunch! We can't help ourselves from wanting our sweetie to give us a rub down with the Tease For Two Kissable Honey Massage Oil ($15). Its a sinful indulgence without all of the sticky mess.... [More]


F In Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

We love recommending a good bathroom read, but we're afraid people might call in the troops if you take the F In Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers ($10). You'll be so engaged that you'll no doubt finish it in one sitting. Hee, hee. But seriously, this book... [More]

Springtime Basketweave Fedora

Springtime Basketweave Fedora

Are you a fedora whorah? We are....and we can't wait to tip the Springtime Basketweave Fedora ($13) this summer. The red floral trim adds a pretty contrasting pop this darling hat.... [More]

Gourmet Southern Pecan Pie

Celebrate: Gourmet Southern Pecan Pie

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and deserve to be recognized. Preferably... [More]


Gap Metallic Print Dress

This Metallic Print Dress ($79) is a one step way to achieve a look that is solid gold, baby! Listen to these gold-inspired tunes while you get dolled up for a big night out: Black and Gold - Sam Sparro Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac Golden Years - David... [More]


Splash! Wine Bottle Stoppers

Mostly we just like funky bottle stoppers because they give us a reason to open wine. Hmm, should these Splash! Stoppers ($6) help us close a bottle of Pinot or Chardonnay tonight?... [More]


Pixi Week of Wakeup Makeup

Monday: Powder, mascara, taupe eyeshadow, pink blush, nude lip gloss. Tuesday: Powder, mascara, taupe eyeshadow, pink blush, nude lip gloss. Wednesday: Powder, mascara, taupe eyeshadow, pink blush, nude lip gloss. Thursday: Powder, mascara, taupe eyeshadow, pink blush, nude lip gloss. Friday: Powder, mascara, taupe eyeshadow, pink blush, nude lip gloss.... [More]


Izabel Designs Beadwoven Rings

We've decided our official weekend look as we move into warmer weather is going to be "Summer Camp Chic". Beadwoven Rings ($18) from Izabel Designs are the perfect complement to frayed shorts, loose tank tops and the soft scent of sunscreen. We're still deciding how much hand-made tie dye is... [More]


Anatomical Chopping Board

Let's not think of the Anatomical Chopping Board ($16) as a sadistic way of hacking away at a man; rather enjoy your chopping time, while thinking of your future career in surgery, or the chance you never got to pick up a Gray's Anatomy book. This board is nonstick, easy... [More]


Personal Shopper: Colorful Wedding Shoes for Sherri

Sherri wrote us: My wedding is coming up quickly (July 30th) & I still don't have shoes to start my dress fitting in a few weeks! I am looking for something open-toe, fun & a little funky to wear, and was initially thinking I would find something in a bold... [More]

Old Navy Ruched Halter Swimsuit

Old Navy Ruched Halter Swimsuit

Take the plunge and grab an Old Navy Ruched Halter Swimsuit ($29) for yourself! This classic one-piece silhouette gets a flirty, girly makeover thanks to the sweet pink polka dots. It also has over 60 reviews and pretty much every reviewer raves about this suit! What are you waiting for?... [More]


Disney Its a Small World Kimono Romper

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's It's a Small World with a darling collection for your wee ones. One of our favorites is the Disney, It's a Small World Kimono Romper ($40). Your little princess will be the belle of the ball. If you're looking for something else - a... [More]


Delaney Rattan Bar Cart

The Delaney Rattan Bar Cart ($349) is one of those rare pieces of furniture that is fabulous, functional, and won't break the bank. Crafted from black rattan, this stylish cart makes a great bar or side table. Two shelves are surrounded by a gallery rail to hold spirits and glasses... [More]

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Elsa M Gold Rush Ring

Truth: We had our eye on the Lil Gold Rush Ring ($95) (pyrite cluster in a round silver frame = too cute), but we're fed up with blurry artsy Etsy pics. The Elsa M Gold Rush Ring ($36) is like the super sized gold plated version... kinda. Wear this wisely,... [More]


NARS Lip Gloss - Lip Stain

NARS Lip Gloss - Lip Stain ($28) packs an intense one-two punch. The dual-ended wand contains both a gloss and a stain in perfectly paired colors that can be worn separately or layered. Be your own beauty superhero for a day.... [More]


Trish McEvoy Luminizer Pen

It is a bitch to be a bubbly ray of sunshine all the freaking time. That's why our secret weapon, the Trish McEvoy Luminizer Pen ($38), is never far behind. When we are feeling especially bitchtastic, we look in the mirror and tell ourselves we are awesome while applying this... [More]


Sandwich Lunchbox

Who's ready to be the envy of all the cool kids, come lunchtime... you are! The Sandwich Lunchbox ($9) will make your co-workers drool, and protect your lunch from would-be devourers. Bright sandwich ingredients shine on the outside, while a secure latch and black handle conjure memories of school days... [More]

Jersey Shore T-Shirt Time Tank

Jersey Shore T-Shirt Time Tank

Caaaabbbss are hereeee! We know its t-shirt time and everyone else will when you rock the Jersey Shore T-Shirt Time Tank ($14). We can't get enough of our Jersey Shore peeps and their ridiculous yet hilarious phrases. This tank is definitely a conversation starter.... [More]

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Fleur De Lis Ceramic Place Cards

Remember, as fun as being a raunchy sexpot is, ya gotta bring home class. Use the Fleur De Lis Ceramic Place Cards ($36 / Set of 6) for your next formal sit down. Might just impress someone with something other that that sailor vocabulary.... [More]

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INES Vintage Floral Maxi Dress

Girlfriend, we know you're one of those women who only wants to wear black, black, BLACK. But you've got a new enemy now, and her name is La Primavera. That's right, it's springtime!!! So, you've got to at least try to brighten things up a bit. We think this INES... [More]

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Mischief and Mayhem Guitar Pick

Someone told us we looked like a rock star today. We thought the Mischief and Mayhem Guitar Pick ($24) would convince even the nonbelievers of our bad-assery. Next step: learn how to play guitar.... [More]