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Personal Shopper: An Area Rug for Nicole's Growing Family

Nicole writes: "Hello!! My personal shopper request for is an 8x10 rug for my living room. Something soft (as we are expecting our first baby early next year) but nothing too expensive because I have 2 dogs, $250 is really the most I'd like to spend. My living room walls... [More]


Sales & Steals: 9/30/11

It's Friday, it's finally autumn, the weather is getting blissfully cool, there's Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks again, all our favorite TV shows are back.... What could possibly make today any sweeter? Why, a little online shopping, of course! Thanks, as always, to our sale-savvy amigas at The Bargainist for... [More]


Mirage Augmentable Wine Rack

Sometimes you have a lot of wine. Sometimes you have a little wine. (Those times usually correspond with proximity to payday.) Since it bums us out to look at empty slots that should be filled with bottles, the Mirage Augmentable Wine Rack ($50) is clearly the perfect storage solution for... [More]


Old Navy Raglan Boat-Neck Sweaters

While they're on sale, we're going to stock up on these Raglan Boat-Neck Sweaters ($20, on sale) from Old Navy. They're great to throw over with jeans and boots or moccasins for a crisp fall day. We'll add a scarf and a foam finger in our team's colors and look... [More]



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ASOS Belted Dress with Star Print

So maybe you're not off in Hollywood dancing with the stars, but you can look like one with the ASOS Belted Dress with Star Print ($79). Usually star prints tend to look a bit youngish and cutesy, but we're going to have to give a high score to this ASOS... [More]


PopBeauty No Show Shine Decline Primer

Some primers only prime and that's where their area of expertise stops. PopBeauty No Show Shine Decline Primer ($25) goes above and beyond the call of duty. Before it even begin to mattify and smooth your skin, caffeine boosts circulation, aloe vera calms stressed skin and Retinyl Palmitate balances out... [More]


Weekend Handmade

We may be in the minority here, but lately we've been trying to be productive with our weekends. We know, we should just give in to Harry Potter marathons on TBS and a full bowl of popcorn, but we're trying to improve ourselves. The old us would join Mr. Potter... [More]


Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio KIND Bars

We can't tell you how many 15-item in a 10-item-or-less-line shoppers, bad drivers, snarky teacher's aids at parent-teacher conferences, and slow, overly chatty cashiers have been saved by having these Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio KIND Bars ($21 for 12) stashed in our purses. Do not mess with us when we're hungry.... [More]


Lands' End Fine Gauge Striped Scarf

We've been wrapping this Lands' End Fine Gauge Striped Scarf ($13, on sale) around our necks for a few weeks now. It adds a bit of color and pizzazz to our weekend wardrobes without being so heavy that we sweat in the sun. We're probably going to break it out... [More]


Geo-Cosmos Giant Globe

Watch the video. It is awesome. Actually, we're sorry (sort of) to get your hopes up. The giant OLED Geo-Cosmos isn't actually for sale - it's a museum exhibit built by Mitsubishi because globes are cool, things that go beep are cool (at least we think it goes beep -... [More]


Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Set - Naked

We suck at a lot of things in life, making big decisions being one of many. This is precisely why we can't decide which of the 14 gibillion shades of UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils to buy. Their UD 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Travel Set in Naked ($32) allows... [More]


Letter Set

Yo, typography nerds, check it. The Letter Set ($18) typeface kit might just knock your socks off. This colorful book contains five sheets of dry transfer letters featuring exclusive fonts from Veer. Rub 'em on, and yer ready to go. Guerrilla word-fare, anyone?... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Styling Sophie's Palazzo Pants

Sophie writes, "I have this pair of awesome palazzo pants that are wonderfully cool in hot weather. But I never wear them :( I just can't figure out what to wear on the top half. Most of the advice I can find is to tuck in a vest top for... [More]


Michael Kors Wallet Clutch for iPhone 4

So you're telling us that this Michael Kors Wallet Clutch for iPhone 4 ($80) is both designer chic and awesomely functional? How have we lasted this long without owning one of these gorgeous little wrist wallets to conveniently keeps our cash, cards, and phone all in one smooth leather case?... [More]


Gopicnic Salami + Cheese Classic Deli Meal

Finally, an adult Lunchable we don't have to hide in our car to eat! We think it should come with a mini sparkling cider or single serve wine instead of a Capri Sun. But that's just us. Gopicnic Salami + Cheese Classic Deli Meal ($5).... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Falconer Falcon Print

Owls are for sissies. The Falconer Falcon Print ($7, frame not included) is bad-ass and super weird, so, a plus and another plus, in our book. If you're into the whole print-on-a-page upcycled thing, jump at this bait. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to... [More]



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Pave Drop Earrings

Chico's Pave Drop Earrings ($25) offer up all the glitter without any of the polyester bellbottoms and disco music.... [More]


Zombie in Love Sticker Sheet

Who says Halloween isn't romantic? Nothing says "I love you" like your husband agreeing to dress up as Buffalo Bill (NSFW). This year we're going to make him some off season valentines with these Zombie in Love Stickers ($3) before we spill the beans about this year's embarrassing couple's costume.... [More]

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Crave Duet Vibrator

You might want to sit down for this one. The Crave Duet Vibrator ($139) is the most discreet vibrator there is. It's virtually silent and charges via USB outlet (We know. Unbelievable.). And wait, it's not just a tech wonder. Our most erogenous areas get special attention with a unique... [More]


purminerals Correcting Primer

This summer we may or may not have spent a little too much time lounging by the three-inch deep plastic bin we put in the front yard so our feet would stay cool while we cooked ourselves covered in Crisco pool. At the present, we only have some freckles to... [More]


Volkswagen Camper Letterpress Print

Put it up when the snow is coming down thick and all you can think about is that awesome camping trip where you got fast food fished for your supper and camped out in your hotel Volkswagen Camper. We miss you, summer. Especially after we've opened our last Christmas gift... [More]


Vans Hello Kitty Authentic Lo Pro

Well, we guess maturity is about things like knowing your own capabilities and taking antibiotics only in the manner designated and paying your bills on time, not about the kinds of shoes you wear. And our inner suckers-for-Sanrio are craving these Hello Kitty Vans ($50), big time. The only way... [More]


Everybody Dies - A Children's Book for Grown Ups

Need that something special to push you over the edge so you can take a "mental health day" from work? Check out the preview for Ken Tanaka's Everybody Dies - A Children's Book for Grown Ups ($11). All of a sudden, reading 27 pages about defecation sounds pretty appealing. For... [More]


Telegram Gift Tags

Recipient: Brother Date: 12/25 Quantity: Isn't one enough? Get a job. Location: Under the tree Description: So you don't get lonely New Years Eve Presented by: Yours truly. Oh the fun you could have. Telegram Gift Tags ($8 for 6)... [More]

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Belle Noel Honey Hexagon Cuff

If people call us "hon" while we're rocking the Belle Noel Honey Hexagon Cuff ($78), we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. That is, we won't use this chunky bracelet to lash out. Not that we ever want to hit people in the face when they refer to us... [More]


Estée Lauder 'Pink Ribbon' Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder Jeweled Metal Compact

We honk for hooters, sweater puppies, Bert and Ernies, gazongas, shimmy shakes, wopbopaloobops. And we'd like to keep honking for 'em. That's why we bought the Estée Lauder 'Pink Ribbon' Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder Jeweled Metal Compact ($55). Helping promote awareness and understanding that early detection is key, Estee Lauder... [More]



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JS Boutique Strapless Lace and Satin Dress

Black tie weddings, fancy dates, New Years Eve, holiday parties, the opera, gallery openings, our anniversary dinner... there, that's seven different places we could wear this JS Boutique Strapless Lace & Satin Dress ($168). We're blissfully ignoring the fact that our friends are getting married in barns, our idea of... [More]


Dr. Praeger's Sweet Potato Littles

Do you have a picky husband little one? Are all things green, red, and purple nixed at the table? Do you stab everything with lollipop sticks in hopes your kid will fall for eating chicken pops? Do you find it ironic that changing chicken to dinosaurs and potatoes to stars... [More]

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Dueling Stylists: Nikka's New Attitude Threads (to wear with her Kate Spade necklace and bracelet!)

Sometimes, more than one editor wants to get their hands on an especially juicy Personal Shopper Request. Usually, the person who gets in their dibs first takes the cake, but this time it. is. ON! Magzilla and Found of You are battling it out to see who can dress Nikka... [More]


Booted Out: Flat

Ah, fall... Crisp apples, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and BOOT TIME, BABY! We love us some boots, yessirree Bob, we do, and clearly, y'all do, too. Last fall & winter, we got so many virtually identical Personal Shopper requests for boots, though, that we started to get sick of those... [More]


Sojos Gourmet Bacon Cheddar Dog Treats

Missing beef jerky, soiled carpets, and extra fur all over your couch? You don't know goes down in your apartment after you leave for work. Make sure your dog is well nourished for all his extra curricular activities with Sojos Gourmet Bacon Cheddar Dog Treats ($7).... [More]


Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss Set

After we're done using the Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss Set ($20), we're going to use the red fraux-cadile zipper pouch as a badge holder. Just call us Detective Manicorn, Private Detectives specializing in beauty mysteries and total fashion disasters. Duh-nuh-nuh....duh-nuh-nuh...duh-nuh.... [More]


Chicken Gel Stress Ball

That little sucker just saved your life. Chicken Gel Stress Ball ($2), since you can't squeeze your boss until his eyeballs pop out.... [More]


The Savannah Bee Company 100% Pure Sourwood Honey Flute

Comparing the 100% Pure Sourwood Honey Flute ($24) to the little honey (if it's honey) bear container in your grocery store is like comparing Marilyn Monroe to Marilyn Manson. One was gorgeous and unique and one we're not even sure is real. One of the rarest honeys in the world,... [More]


Boden Jersey Maxi Dress

We basically lived in maxi dresses all summer because c'mon, they're like fashionable pajamas! With the change in seasons, we were attempting ways to re-work our summer shifts, but nothing was turning out quite right. Flowy tropical print just doesn't work with riding boots and a wool sweater. Boden came... [More]


Not Soap Radio "I'm Not Here, I'm Really At The Spa" Sugared Body Polish

Read the label. It's not soap. Or a radio apparently but that seemed more evident. It's Not Soap Radio "I'm Not Here, I'm Really At The Spa" Sugared Body Polish ($20). Glad we cleared up any confusion.... [More]

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You Tell Us: Spiegel Embroidered Patent Hobo Bag

Gosh, riding the line between old lady chic and just plain questionable is so fun. We think the Spiegel Embroidered Patent Hobo Bag ($30) is borderline atrocious, but, hey, it might be super cute in person. Whadda y'all think? Tell us in the comments.... [More]


NASOMATTO Narcotic Venus Eau du Parfum

Ma'am, have you been drinking or doing drugs this evening? No sir. You're probably just smelling my Narcotic Venus ($135). Would you like some? Ma'am step out of the car. You're under arrest for soliciting sex to an officer of the law. What the F? Can't you smell my Venus?... [More]


Punky Fish Stripe Skate Dress

We've been watching a lot of Madmen reruns so we were super into this 60's inspired Punky Fish Stripe Skate Dress ($33) that we stumbled upon. We'd even take up eating mini gherkins and Vienna sausages on toothpicks for it. And you know we'd be all over the fabulous... [More]

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Doubtblush: SkinBag Twin

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. WARNING:... [More]


Cream Caramel Sauce

Until medical science proves that you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing, we are loading our pantry with The King's Cupboard Cream Caramel Sauce ($9). We're gonna smother hot apple pie or grilled pineapple with it, and lock ourselves in our room to watch The Vampire... [More]


Hello Kitty Noir Eyeshadow and Lipgloss Palette

We may be borderline 30 but we still love Hello Kitty. The Noir Eyeshadow and Lipgloss Palette ($49) gives us just one more reason to profess our devotion to the great pussy in the sky Sephora store. Actually, make that 35 more reasons. Twenty-five shadows and ten glosses prod and... [More]


Scarf of Faith, Hope and Love

If you do it right, you can buy this Scarf of Faith, Hope and Love ($38) as a crafty gift for your mom-in-law, who will then give it back to you after she's done laboring over it. We think that's a crafty idea on all levels. Who said it's wrong... [More]


Kate Spade Rose Thank You Note Cards

We don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage. We do believe a thank you note would be extra nice if it was covered in a cool little vintage looking rose print. You can quote us on that. Kate Spade... [More]


Garnet Hill Essential Voile Dress

They weren't kidding when they called this dress Voile Dress ($138) essential. The patterns are timeless and versatile no matter the season. The cut is flattering and comfortable. The possibilities for styling are endless (look at us, we're like Rachel Zoe, talkin' about styling). All of this is to say,... [More]


Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Cleanser

After finding Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Cleanser ($45) and deciding to write about it, we realized we've had a heavy slant on anti-aging beauty products lately. And we had to ask ourselves why. Is it because 14-year-old celebrities have become more popular than those that have paid their dues and proven... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Aissa Logerot Spoonplus

Ramen, pho, udon, and any other noodley soup has a new clever new counterpart. The fork may have run away with the spoon, but the spoon eventually settled down with the chopsticks. The love child that resulted was Spoonplus ($13) by Aissa Logerot. Ingenious. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our... [More]


Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs

Since we've gotten our hands on Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs Craft Book ($16) our house has been taken over by yarn. We're crafting yarn coasters, yarn hot pads, yarn bikini tops, and yarn afghans like a mad woman. It's getting to be cat's fantasy in there.... [More]


Personal Shopper: Allover Sequins for Lindsay's Vegas Trip

Lindsay wrote: "Dear Outblush, Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan and I read you everyday at my internship (shh don't tell my boss). I'm writing cause in two weeks I'm going to Las Vegas to celebrate one of the other interns 21st birthdays! I'm really hoping to... [More]


Talika Eyebrow Extender

We, the Eyebrow Butchers of America, have taken a stand against eyebrow pencils and the crappy job they do at filling in gaps and holes. What good is coloring the skin behind the missing hair? Talika Eyebrow Extenders ($35) actually contain fibers within a gel, both of which coordinate with... [More]


Penzey's Spices Gift Box Sets

Giving the gift of spice is soooo much less awkward than having the sex talk with your soon-to-be-married sister. Just write on the tag 'keep it spicy, have some variety.' Simple. Penzey's Spices Gift Box Sets ($12 and up).... [More]

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Comic Sans Heart Shirt

Our relationship with comic sans is riddled with disdain. Yes, third grade teachers, even your use of the dreaded font hurts our eyes. If we're feeling particularly ironic, the Comic Sans Heart Shirt ($22, also available in women's sizes) does us some favors. Although, the prospect of explaining that we... [More]



Losing weight is hard. And when people ask us how we did it, they're always disappointed at the answer: diet and exercise. No magic pill, no secret 3 minute workout, just good ol' fashioned veggies and sweat. That's not to say there aren't helpful tools - the Fitbook ($23) is... [More]

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Clue The Office Edition

We like James Spader as much as any other Stargate fan person, but the new season of the office doesn't do it for us. Flashback to the golden years of the series with the Clue The Office Edition ($25). The usual suspects at Dunder Mifflin are set loose in nine... [More]


L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

When you look closely at eyelashes coated in bad mascara, it looks like a school yard fight between two dueling classes of lashes. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes ($9) breaks up the fight with its mighty sword wand, separating each individual lash and placing it in the time out corner... [More]


Iron Squaw Tooled Leather Necklce

If you're not in the business of getting your beau's name tattooed on yourself for all eternity, good on ya! Things change, you know. However, if you'd like to show your honey a sign of devotion that doesn't involve needles and ink, the Personalized Tooled Leather Scroll Necklace ($38) from... [More]


Kate Spade Franca Flats

Franca ($98), my dear, we don't give a damn that these shoes cost as much as our groceries for the week. They'll be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. And, you know, every other Tuesday.... [More]


Horchow Silver-Plated Cake Servers

Have you ever seen such gorgeous cake servers? We hadn't. Or, actually, now that we think about it, maybe we have, but we didn't know it because they were covered in crumbs and frosting. And of course, immediately after being served on potentially lovely cake servers we were too focused... [More]


Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact Foundation

Booyah! Shazam! H2-ohhhh. Hydro-Liquid ($30). "Look what I can do!" Magic bananas. Adios contaminos. Oh, wrong commercial.... [More]


Birdhouse Ball

The Birdhouse Ball ($26) is so summery, it's on sale. Woot. Because we need another bright bird shelter hanging around. Ok, we don't, but you might.... [More]


Skeleton Yard Flamingos

Sure, these skeletal lawn flamingos ($16 for 2) aren't going to scare your guests. They aren't going to scare your trick-or-treaters. But they will terrify your homeowner's association.... [More]

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Thomas Paul Arboretum Pillow

Promise we're not going Thomas Paul pillow crazy, but here's one more for ya. The wood grain print on the Thomas Paul Arboretum Pillow ($66) is rustic and graphic at the same time. Make your cabin cozier, c'mon now.... [More]


Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee

Our drug of choice is Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee ($20). We think it would make an awesome gift idea. But our mamas told us to never 'give it away' and we're choosing this interpretation as what she was talking about. Sorry.... [More]


Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream

We often ask ourselves: why, as we age, does our skin get drier? (We actually don't but go with it.) Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream ($89) answers that question in their product description, explaining that sebaceous glands begin to dry up like desert watering holes as we hit our... [More]


Dueling Stylists: Magzilla vs. Found of You vs. Trajano for Kate's black tie wedding ensemble

Sometimes, more than one editor wants to get their hands on an especially juicy Personal Shopper Request. Usually, the person who gets in their dibs first takes the cake, but this time it. is. ON! Magzilla (looks 1 & 4), Found of You (looks 3 & 6), and Trajano (looks... [More]


Doubtblush: Peekaru

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. You... [More]


Victoria's Secret Gorgeous Eau de Parfum

Anything Victoria's Secret puts out instantly becomes our new guilty pleasure. As adults, we feel as if we should be past this phase. We started shopping there in high school, for goodness sake. But every year they come out with something like Gorgeous Eau de Parfum ($49) and we get... [More]

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Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Necklace

Outblush Operative Jam Blam writes: This Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Necklace ($59) will kick your ass. Seriously, it's named the Renegade for crying out loud! Lorenzo Lamas is scared to death of this necklace but adores it simultaneously. It rides around on a motorcycle picking fights with other necklaces... [More]


Black Boxing Hares

Anyone can buy a cool pillow for their couch from Anthro. We think it's time you show off your awesomeness by crafting your own pillow from this fine Black Boxing Hares ($115) needlework kit. We think this would make a schweet gift for a family member who loves to craft... [More]


A New Turn In The South Cookbook

Get onboard Hugh Acheson's Southern flavor infusion with his first book A New Turn In The South ($23). Available for pre-order this book makes a kick-a present for a budding chef, or an awesome reference book for a unique thanksgiving feast. We're excited to try his lemon chess pie with... [More]


Sai-Sei Mineral Loofah Body Polish Soap

Buying a loofah from the drugstore or that giant big box store we can't mention by name without getting sued (you know, Wal-Mart) is as good of an idea as lighting a firework and shoving it in your butt hole. We've seen both happen and both parties regretted every second... [More]


Gnomes in Springfield Cross Stitch

We love the whole Gera Gnomes in Springfield Cross Stitch ($19). We even think that the flowers would look awesome stitched onto handkerchiefs, pillowcases, and kitchen towels (holiday gifts, anyone?).... [More]


Indie Spirit Chunky Chain ring

Obviously, when he wrote his novel 'A Christmas Carol' Charles Dickens couldn't know how popular chains would become. Now there is a whole generation of youth thinking Marley was probably one pimp dude. We sure would if he was wearing this pimptastic Indie Spirit Chunky Chain Ring ($35) from BCBGeneration.... [More]


Olfa Quick-Change Rotary Cutter

Last week when we were impulsively reupholstering our kitchen chairs with awesome new fabric, we were impressed at how quick the Olfa Quick-Change Rotary Cutter ($21) cut our fabric as apposed to our old scissors. We were not, however, impressed with how quick it sliced our finger when we got... [More]


The Magic Numpad

What? You actually do use numbers when you're working on your Mac? Oh you do get sick of jumping up to the top of your keyboard to type in phone numbers and fill in excel sheets? Go figure! The Magic Numpad ($30) lets you turn your trackpad into a customizable... [More]

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Caramelized Meyer Lemon and Sweet Italian Basil Jam

This Caramelized Meyer Lemon and Sweet Italian Basil Jam ($9) spreads like a French prostitute. We want to smear it on toast, liven up shortbread thumb print cookies, or even craft a savory chicken dish with it. The options are endless.... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Maybelline Great Lash LOL Mascara

Goodness gracious, great balls of LOL (we'll be receiving the trademark on that phrase any day now). Maybelline Great Lash LOL Mascara ($5) that is. The new brush for this industry wide go-to has fashion show dressing rooms all a buzz. Curved to perfectly curl each individual lash for optimum... [More]


Pineapple Door Knocker

What knockers! Oh, sank you Doctor. Pineapple Door Knocker ($39).... [More]



Although it's not quite as fun as watching your dog try to lick peanut butter off its lips, your pooch will lap up Dogdration ($18). This peanut butter flavored water can be mixed in with dry food or added straight to the bowl. It's a good thing your pup doesn't... [More]


ArtStudio for iPad

Sure, you can get made fun of for obsessively playing Plants vs. Zombies on your iPad (we won't judge, we lost a lot of sleep playing that game, too), but no one can knock your budding artsy fartsy while you're crafting a masterpiece on the ArtStudio for iPad app ($3).... [More]

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Koi Optical Mouse

You know those gigantic fish tanks that drug dealers love? The Koi Optical Mouse ($27) is nothing like that, but it does have a floating koi fish in it. Surprise the office with this bizarre bit of decoration.... [More]


Ice Cream Gift Pack for Her

Do you hear that men? This is an Ice Cream Gift Pack for Her ($50). That means no weaseling your way into it, no asking for a bite, not even a spoonful. Do you have to wear a harness for your breasts and get harassed by men on the subway?... [More]


Antique Needlework DreamCatcher

Given the state that our dreams have been in lately we're thinking it might be time to invest in this Antique Needlework DreamCatcher ($28). We've been tossing and turning with dreams about work and we'd prefer this dream catcher hold on to them like a cool crochet USB port for... [More]


Personal Shopper: Kim's Computer Catch All

Kim writes: Hi Outblush! I've seen you do a few laptop bag segments before, and I have yet another request. One of the in-season colors seems to be a fabulous teal, and I'm in love. My new winter coat is red, and it's a bit clashy with my current olive... [More]

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Benjamin Parton Rose Lamp

Something, well everything, has gone topsy-turvy in the Benjamin Parton Rose Lamp ($Inquire). Screwing with traditional decor embellishments? We would never. Just kidding, let's get those pretty ceiling ornaments on the floor, wall, and side table.... [More]


Essie Fall 2011 Collection

Whether you're in the mood for pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce or making out under the mistletoe, Essie Fall 2011 Collection has a color for that. Rich tones of autumn will keep your fingers and car engines warm thanks to the fact that these shades aren't available online yet. So hop... [More]


Martha Stewart 24-Vial Glitter Multi-Pack

Tis the season for crafting. The Martha Stewart 24-Vial Glitter Multi-Pack ($20) is perfect for making your own holiday crafts, costumes, and decorations. We're determined to make this funkin witch carousel for Halloween and these cinnamon bird ornaments for Christmas.... [More]


Parrot Minikit Smart Car Station

Maybe your state doesn't have strict laws about using cell phones while driving, but the Parrot Minikit Smart Car Station ($130) is cheaper than a ticket and safer than dying. Attach it to your windshield or dashboard and let it do the rest. Make calls without having to take your... [More]


The Silver Spoon

Touted as Italy's best selling cookbook for 50 years and the Bible of Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon ($32) is full of recipes just like mama use to make. Or, your friend's mama use to make. Or the restaurant down the street that you frequent once a week, their mama... [More]

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Lillian Crowe Mace Ring

Mama said knock you out, but we think that's a little rash. We'll just scare ya a lil bit with the Lillian Crowe Mace Ring ($47). Don't mess.... [More]


Sweet Treats Cupcake Bandages

Remember the lady behind you at Sprinkles saying that cupcakes go straight to the thighs? We guess, she was right. The Sweet Treats Cupcake Bandages ($5) can go to the belly, hips, or anywhere you have a boo-boo. You see, we don't mind cupcakes going to our thighs as long... [More]


Ocean Craftsman Afghan Kit

You know what they say about idle hands, right? Keep the devils work at minimum when you work on this Ocean Craftsman Afghan Kit ($37). We like to pop some popcorn and get our craft on while we're watching our favorite fall shows. Do you?... [More]


Gigi Brazilian Bikini Wax Microwave Kit

The first time we attempted to wax our unsuspecting fuzz we were in college. We started out by waxing our stashes with the wax and paper routine that made us look like Charlie Chaplin and was sketchy at best for removing our hair- especially the whoo-hair. Eventually we found this... [More]


Kate Spade Thank You Cards

Next time someone says 'I don't know how to thank you for everything you do' pull out these Kate Spade Thank You Cards ($30 for 10) and explain that there are many ways to say it. Merci, gracias, and thank you, to be exact. A cool one hundred would also... [More]

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Meringue Ring

The Meringue Ring ($27) will not, we repeat, will NOT, satisfy your sweet tooth. It's got candy colors, not candy flavors (sorry). Hey, modern science, get on this predicament, like, now.... [More]


Skater Stripe Dress

Everything about this Skater Stripe Dress ($71) says' buy me, wear me, love me.' We want to wear it on hot dates, for school presentations, and to the grocery store where all the hot produce guys work. Heck, we'd wear it to impress ourselves in our home office.... [More]


Boye Crochet Master Set

We know what you're thinking. When you first read this you read 'Boy Crotch Master Set' and then you thought why is Outblush writing about being a boy crotch master, and doesn't Cosmo have the monopoly on this market? The Boye Crochet Master Set ($30) won't make you an expert... [More]


Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

You know those mornings when you wake up and suddenly your complexion is the one you had as a 15 year old, dotted with pimples and red blotches that seemingly nothing can camouflage? Yeah. We do, too. Rather than troweling on a million layers of our usual liquid concealers, which... [More]


Nylabone Extra Gentle Head-to-Tail Dog Wipes

We'll be honest, we got the giggles when we stumbled upon the Nylabone Extra Gentle Head-to-Tail Dog Wipes ($6). Sure they're awesome at removing excess hair and keeping your pooch smelling fresh between baths, but we also imagine dog lovers gently wiping down their dogs butts like parents with their... [More]

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Abteil Bottle Handbag

We've perused a lot of army surplus stores in our day and never came across anything like the Abteil Bottle Messenger Handbag ($107). Recycled from hot water bottles used by the German Army, these things are curious at the very least. Dig the 1960s floral pattern.... [More]


Pantry Staples Gift Box

Your mom called. She's worried about you. She says your skinny jeans are starting to look like MC Hammer pants. She said last time she checked, your kitchen only had crates of Top Ramen and boxes of Apple Jacks. So please, for your mother's sake, treat yourself to a Pantry... [More]


Personal Shopper: Tunics for Catherine's Maple Barn Meet the Family

Catherine writes: "Hi Y'all! I think this one might be right up Mitchy's alley! So, I'm traveling to the great white north of Massachusetts in a few weeks for my future brother-in-law's wedding. The problem is, we have several things to be dressed for during this weekend extravaganza and I've... [More]


Suck UK Cat Scratch

DJ Kitteh K.A.T. on the ones and twos LIVE! In your very own apartment! Every. Damn. Night. Brought to you by Cat Scratch ($23)... [More]


Benefit Watt's Up

We just took this year's last trip to the beach and failed to be as vigilant as necessary with the SPF. We got a rockin' sunglasses tan that any Hawaii lifeguard would know a thing or two about. Benefit Watt's Up ($30) is a focus highlighter that will hopefully put... [More]


Script Coat Rack

It's dramatic, but easygoing. Organized, but not too organized. The Script Coat Rack ($128) is like one of those very valuable friends who's really interesting and attractive and fun but doesn't make us feel inferior.... [More]


Split Decision Pie Pan

A house divided: she wants pumpkin, he wants apple. What's the consummate baker to do? Make a halfsie-halfsie pie in this Split Decision Pie Pan ($18), of course. Though, why you wouldn't just make two pies is beyond us. We'll come over and eat a slice or six if you're... [More]


Forever 21 Pointelle Knit Tights

Since we're obsessed with tights (and we're owning up to it--yes, it is an obsession), we figure we need to stock up on as many adorable styles as possible, but avoid going into debt over them. They are just tights, after all. We're fans of the Pointelle Knit Tights ($8)... [More]


Butter London Minger Nail Color

We're going to go out on a limb here and say that the fall Butter London Minger Nail Color ($14) was inspired by pumpkins? Turning leaves? Halloween? We never thought we'd have orange fingernails, but Minger has a deep enough color that it totally works. AAAND also makes us want... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Zum Kiss Lemon Ginger Lip Balm

Give your love life the wakeup call that it needs with Zum Kiss Lemon Ginger Lip Balm ($4). Your make out buddy will come home for lunch one afternoon, go for the routine "Honey, I'm home" smacker and realize that you're mouth is tingly and tasty in all the right... [More]


BB Dakota Chimney Sweet Coat

Even if the name of the BB Dakota Chimney Sweet Coat ($120) conjures up images of Dick Van Dyke chim chim cheree-ing as Dick the Chimney Sweep, we'd think its silhouette is way more Julie Andrews a la magical nanny extraordinaire. It's got a Victorian vibe that's hard to ignore... [More]


Unite Expanda Dust

Go Go Gadget Volumized Hair!!! Puff up those dull, lifeless locks with Unite Expanda Dust ($28), a dry spray, not a shampoo, that lifts at the root and adds texture to the shaft of the hair. A little goes a long way allowing you to customize the size of that... [More]

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notNeutral Links Dining Setting

Browsing the Design Public Outlet always makes us feel warm an fuzzy inside. Look, another find: the notNeutral Links Dining Setting ($120 / 20 piece set) by Rios Clementi Hale Studios swirled right into our hearts. Guess what, graphics like that don't go out of style.... [More]


Nongli Bow-Accent T-Strap Pumps

Our first reaction to seeing these Nongli Bow-Accent T-Strap Pumps ($25) was that they were probably out of our price range. Than we saw they were only 25 BUCKS! Then we realized the blush pink would make our gams look like sticks of butta. And then we were certain we'd... [More]


Why Am I Sober? Hip Flask

It's a question we ask ourselves every day at 5. Why Am I Sober? Hip Flask ($21)... [More]


Morning Glow Pleated Sleeve Dress

We've had it with the real world. If you want to find us, we'll be somewhere in the forest, wearing this Morning Glow Pleated Sleeve Dress ($44). But we're going to be really busy making daisy chain headbands and talking to deer, so you might need to set up an... [More]


BareMinerals Insider Introducing Cheek Tint

Normally we would say that our favorite area of makeup to focus on is the eyes. We love a good long lash. But this season has us thinking more about the subtle art of the blushing cheek. BareMinerals Insider Introducing Cheek Tint ($36) is a four piece collection that forces... [More]


Tse & Tse Night Igloo

Paper thin porcelain of the Tse & Tse Night Igloo ($59) lets candle light glow softly underneath. Our plan is romantic dinner, "snuggling," then remembering not to burn the house down. Eskimo kisses for all!... [More]


Sperry Top-Sider Women's Authentic Original Wedge by Jeffrey

We get upset when someone tries to make us take off our Top-Siders and get dressed up, so we've found a loophole. This Sperry Top-Sider Women's Authentic Original Wedge by Jeffrey ($225) comes in five delicious colors and flavors, and we can't wait to slip a soothing suede pair on... [More]

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Coco Cake Knife

Break the ice at that party around the cake platter. The Coco Cake Knife ($14) by Jan Hansen is a cute critter that stands upright. We're crossing our fingers that it makes the ice queens smile and not scoff.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Ringmaster Inspired Jacket for Kimmy's Halloween Costume

Kimmy writes: "Hey ladies- First, I want to say I love the site and i check it every day! Although, my bank account hates it because I have a serious shopping addiction.. Oh well!! I am on a desperate search for a circus/ringmaster inspired jacket for a costume I am... [More]


Pilcro Red Heron Heels

How are we supposed to dial back our shoe shopping like we promised our credit card company last month when we keep finding beauties like these Pilcro Red Heron Heels ($148)? We can pretty much reason our way into anything, especially when it comes to adding these to our weekly... [More]


Free People Vintage Sweater Socks

We're not just looking forward to layering on top this fall--our sweaters, coats, and scarves are gonna have to take a backseat. With the Free People Vintage Sweater Socks ($20), we can't wait to tuck our legs into a pair of tights, slip these on, and then add our boots.... [More]

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We couldn't pick just one, so here goes: We'd like to formally introduce you to the Boyfriend Pillow ($30), the Girlfriend Pillow ($15), and the Breast Friend Pillow ($35). Infinitely more comfortable than an actual person with hard pokey bones and things, these pillows would be a great gift for... [More]


MicroFridge Red Cabinet Garage Refrigerator

Looks like a tool chest. Rolls like a tool chest. Is a fridge. ($447) Who says girls don't want to hang out in the garage?... [More]


Bebe Contrast Trim Trench Coat

There are at least a million trench coats out there for fall, but we're stopping our search with the Bebe Contrast Trim Trench Coat ($139). It doesn't seem to stand out from the crowd at first, but once we tried it on, we knew it was the one. The shorter... [More]


Illamasqua Theater of the Nameless Nail Lacquer

Oh Illamasqua, how we are confused by thee. We can't pronounce your name nor can we grasp your strange nail talon thingamabobs (technical term). But we for once see eye to eye on your Theater of the Nameless Nail Polish Collection ($21). So moody yet so tastefully done, these four... [More]


Romantic Star Projector

When we first stumbled on the Romantic Star Projector ($22) from Infmetry, we thought, "Score! Bedroom fun just got even MORE fun!" But we suppose we could use this projector for more than just two-person ambiance. We could use it during a Halloween party to add some spookiness to the... [More]


Hugo Boss Rectangular Automatic Movement Watch

We were Facebook chatting with our boyfriend at work the other day when he linked us some terribly juvenile rubber watch that he wanted for Christmas. Clearly, his needs will not be met this year. Instead, we're getting him this Hugo Boss Rectangular Automatic Movement Watch ($450). Sleek, industrial and,... [More]


Doubtblush: American Gold Sacred Heart Cut Out Maxi

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. Full disclosure: we were initially... [More]


Slatkin & Co. Leaves Scented Candle

Don't let the name of this Slatkin & Co. Leaves Scented Candle ($20) fool you. It doesn't exactly smell like leaves--musty and decomposing (even though we kinda like that scent). Rather, it smells like the autumns of your childhood rediscovered. Sure, that's a big claim to live up to, but... [More]


Thermafuse f450

We change our minds as often as we change our underwear. And thanks to the invention of "day of the week underwear", that is every day. Thermafuse f450 ($25 a bottle) gives us that same control over our frizzy, kinky curly hair without the commitment of a real laundry schedule.... [More]

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The Potters Workshop Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit ($Inquire) look like hanging flowers from a technicolor dream. They're actually hand-decorated ceramic light fixtures. Crafted by artists from the The Potters Workshop collective out of South Africa, you can bet your bottom dollar these are more gorgeous in person.... [More]

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Betsey Johnson English Tea Set Duo Ring

You're not a coffee kinda girl. We get it. Neither are all of us. We just can't deal with our coffee breath, and we're pretty sure none of the pregnant supersmeller ladies around us can deal either. That said, we all have to get our caffeine somewhere! Some of us... [More]


Bialetti Tazzona Espresso Machine

The candy red Bialetti Tazzona Espresso Machine ($216) offers up piping hot caffeine, high-end Italian quality, and a whimsical design. The cup-shape- we saw immediately, but the robot face - that took us a sec. Friendly robots making us coffee ... Finally artificial intelligence we can get behind.... [More]


Beach Sexy Flawless Airbrush Instant Bronze Body Spray

Though we've mentally embraced fall and all it has to offer in the way of hot lattes and knit scarves, our poor summer tan is crying out, "WHY UNIVERSE, WHY!?" To comfort our skin and remind it that the sun isn't the only way to keep color, we're turning to... [More]


Theme Embellished Sweater

Sure, we'll take a little bling on our fall sweaters! The Theme Embellished Sweater ($59) is right up our alley: a neutral color that can go with anything and a little extra sparkle so we stand out from the crowd. But we're cool with toning down the glitz and glam... [More]


Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: September 26, 2011

Are you fickle? Faithful? Prove it. This week The Purse Page is giving you the opportunity to select either a satchel or something that's, gasp!, not a satchel (well, one of a few not-a-satchels) in the newest lookalike roundup poll. Satchels have been getting all the love. Are you still... [More]

Personal Shopper Maggie Diaper Bag

Personal Shopper: Momma Magzilla needs an awesome new diaper bag

One of our own fabulous editors, Magzilla, writes: "As a scared shitless soon-to-be mom of two, I would like an awesome new diaper bag. By jove, I deserve it. It has to fit diapers, wipes, a snack bag for the toddler, a bottle cooler (fits two bottles and an ice... [More]


Patricia Field Bordello Hot Pink Glitter Platform Pumps

We are throwing our better judgment into the wind and declaring our love for these Patricia Field Bordello Hot Pink Glitter Platform Pumps ($88). They're for our... Halloween costume. Yeeeah. Sure, the inclusion of the word "bordello" in the name really says a lot about their character, but we are... [More]


Berkshire Twin Hammered Beverage Dispensers

Personally we think it's a little early to suggest filling your beverage dispensers with stuff that will get you hammered. But it's your party. We're into the church picnic look of these Berkshire Twin Hammered Beverage Dispensers ($40 on sale!). Doesn't this make you want to lounge on a blanket... [More]


Coffee Lovers Ring

Wear your love for the good stuff proudly with the Coffee Lovers Ring ($49) by Smiling Silver Smith. Sure, it doesn't come with an extra kick of caffeine or smell like you just stepped into your favorite coffeehouse, but it may remind you to take a mid-afternoon work break and... [More]


Wizzard Puppy Costume

You've got your Halloween costume squared away, but what about Spot? Please, please put your pup in the custom-made Wizard Dog Costume ($33) by Young Urban Puppy and let the power of Harry Potter live on! Maybe you could even get him to bark out a spell or two when... [More]


You Tell Us: It Cosmetics My Beautiful Breasts Kit

Um...surrrrrrr-iously? We're a little dumb founded by It Cosmetics My Beautiful Breasts Kit ($35). It's a box. And not even silicone chicken cutlets; those we understand. This is a makeup kit that allows you to paint on some ta-tas as if no one would be the wiser. Cleavage does... [More]


Robert Lambert Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce

Do you want to know how many pints of vanilla ice cream we've eaten through since someone gifted us this Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce ($14) from Dean & Deluca? Let's just say it's more than 2 and less than 4. In our defense, we shared a little. We digress. The... [More]

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Uptightso Herringbone Handmade Leggings

Wearing the Uptightso Herringbone Handmade Leggings ($76) might make us feel like a rocket ship taking off into space. Or maybe it'd be something closer to a car breaking the sound barrier. Any way you look at us in these, our styles faster than yours. It's called being ahead of... [More]


19th Century French Crystal Chandelier

We'd love to class up our apartment with sweeping chandeliers, but we're afraid they'd look like gigantic sparkly stalactites hung from our lowly apartment ceiling. Should we happen to win the lottery in the next month you can bet we'll be buying a house on the bluffs and hanging these... [More]


Juicy Couture Feeling Moody Bracelets

At first, we thought that the Feeling Moody Bracelets ($38) from Juicy Couture acted like the mood rings we used to wear in Junior High. Alas, the bracelets stay the same color no matter what your body temperature. But we thought we'd still bring them to you because you can... [More]


Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

You wanna know what we just found out? It's legal for us to own three chickens in our (non-existent) backyards--and we live in the middle of a city! Okay, so even though we're not going to run out and buy little chicks (though it's tempting!), we are going to read... [More]


Laurel Denise Life Whispers Bud Vase

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, we need extra positive affirmations in our lives. It totally sucks when you walk into the office in the morning before the sun is up and leave at night after it has already set. We think we're going to bring... [More]


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Lotion

You know what we hear isn't good for your face? Excess oil. You know what Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Lotion ($25) doesn't have? Excess oil. It moisturizes your beautiful visage with some really hard to spell extracts and vitamin E. We can spell "vitamin e" no problem. For the... [More]


Trashy Diva Honey Dress

Right now, at this very moment, there is NOTHING we want more than to be sashaying into a restaurant lobby in the Trashy Diva Honey Dress ($163). Preferably waiting to meet our alluringly handsome significant other. With our hair in movie star waves. Oh, and wearing red lipstick and black... [More]


I Never Finish Anyth Black and White Pillow

We wish it weren't true, but sadly, it is. Just ask our porch light that's still out. Or the half-painted vintage photo frames we swore we'd re-purpose. Just be impressed that you're seeing this post--we've got 14 more in various stages of completion in separate tabs on our laptops. I... [More]

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Vimbeget Nesting Rings

It looks like the Vimbeget Nesting Rings ($Inquire) were split from the same stone slab, except they're handcrafted silver. The concept was compelling, but the gorgeous texture of these was enough for us to make more than a mental note about these as a possibility for our wedding future.... [More]


Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Facial Cleanser

We like mushrooms on our pizza, in our omelets, mixed in with some pasta and certainly sautéed with some onions on a steak. Might as well take this love affair a little further and put some on our face. Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Facial Cleanser ($28) uses three different mushrooms... [More]


Brooklyn Hard Candy

We have a two-pronged reason for loving these little 2.5 oz bottles of Brooklyn Hard Candy ($9). The first is that they're sweet and simple. They come in lots of fruity flavors like wild strawberry and apple. (Blueberry is our favorite, even though it turns our tongues blue!) The second... [More]


Guess Mattea Cowl Sweater

We LOVE when we find a sweater that's equally sexy as it is comfy. We get to feel toasty warm and covered, but also show off a little oh la la! The Guess Mattea Cowl Sweater ($89) hugs our curves--but not too tightly--and gives the world a peak of our... [More]


The Babe With the Power Creeper

We might as well face the music. Our Outblush offspring are all going to be a bit on the nerdy side--the fashionably nerdy, no doubt--but since we spend at least 8 hours a day on the internet, some of that cats-making-funny-faces-video-watching and snarky-blog-reading is surely being osmosed already. Since we've... [More]


Personal Shopper: Something that Smells Like Moroccanoil for Katie

Says Katie: "You may have already received/answered this question before, but I can't remember. Do you have any suggestions for a perfume that smells like Moroccan Oil . . . I'm addicted to the scent, and would be over the moon to find a perfume that smelled like it. Thanks!!"... [More]


The Emperor of Scent

Ever since we read Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume, we've been curious about the perfume industry. We can't really say we possess any special olfactory powers, but we're slowly learning how to distinguish notes in our own perfumes. We just finished reading The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume... [More]


Multicolor Stripe Throw

Even though we'll miss those hot summer days, there's something truly enticing about the cool weather. We love to hibernate all winter with a good book and a cozy blanket! This Multicolor Stripe Throw ($125) looks striking thrown over your bed, or resting on the arm of your couch until... [More]


Asos Leather Panelled Bucket Bag

We've been looking for the perfect everyday bag for fall and we think we've found it with the Asos Leather Panelled Bucket Bag ($110, on sale). It's on the larger side, but we like that--nerds that we are, we like to store the usual suspects in our purses along with... [More]


Love Me or Leave Me Earrings

What better way to get to the point than to wear these Love Me or Leave Me Earrings ($75) by jeweler Melanie Favreau? Though maybe a heart and a gun earring is a little could also be saying, "If you break my heart, I'll shoot you." Or even, "I... [More]


Cheap Thrill: L'Oreal Amazon Flash Pro Manicure Nail Polish

Still craving the color of summer but willing to finally let go of the neon face melters that made up last season's palette? L'Oreal Amazon Flash Pro Manicure Nail Polish ($5) is just enough sunshine without bringing the acid rain to ruin your autumn color scheme parade. Giant Inflatable Snoopy... [More]


Super 130s Vintage Pleated Dress

There's something about the Super 130s Vintage Pleated Dress ($450) at Brooks Brothers that makes us swoon. It could be the pure wool, or the deep charcoal grey color, but we're betting that it's the puritan design. It's so...modern day Scarlet Letter. As simple as this dress is, we don't... [More]



What is it about french films and their awesomeness at romantic comedy? We watched Heartbreaker ($25) the other night and laughed so hard we burned off the eight bags of fun sized peanut butter M&M's we scarfed down. Full of non-cliché romantic moments, quirky characters, awesome music, and wardrobes we'd... [More]

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AdamFrank Reveal Ambient Light

Cubicles could get a lot more habitable with the AdamFrank Reveal Ambient Light ($380). This wall mounted lighting installation creates the illusion of sunlight streaming through a window onto a wall. That's right. The effect of a window without tearing a hole in the wall. What's crazier? The trees in... [More]


Echo Addict Knit Muffler

We love fall for it's "in between" weather. You know what we mean--one day it's 45 degrees and the next it's back up to 72. We neither sweat to death nor freeze our tushes off. But it makes dressing for the temps a hassle. We usually just brave it out... [More]

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Dance on Broadway for Wii

The jazz hands are coming out, no matter what anyone has to say it about it this time. Take a break from Glee and dance off your worries with Dance on Broadway for Wii ($10). We can practice our moves away from a mirror (shocker), or play multiplayer dance battles... [More]


Georg Jensen Magic Ring

The Georg Jensen Magic Ring ($1,815) truly is magic because it makes us forget that we usually don't care for pearl rings. We find them to look kinda dated--unlike their classic pearl necklace counterparts. But the magic ring is as modern as you can get and the design says elegant... [More]


Izola Stainless Steel 3oz. Flask

You know what they say..."A drink a day keeps the doctor away." No? Well, that's what they SHOULD say. Cheers! Izola Stainless Steel "To My Health" Flask ($22)... [More]


Judith August The Everything Pencil

So you've got this huge event planned, be it a wedding, bat mitzvah, holiday smash or annual divorce celebration. But you've also got this killer dress you want to wear and OF COURSE the day of the event, you get a gnarly bruise the shape of Texas on your shoulder,... [More]


Thomas Paul Baby Elephant Pillow

Put some finishing touches on your nursery with the Thomas Paul Baby Elephant Pillow ($24). We're assuming you'll be spending plenty of time in that glider anyway--you might as well lean your back against this cushy elephant. Plus, it's adorably hip without being in-your-face-nauseatingly-baby-decor.... [More]


Johnathan Adler Turquoise Pill Carafe

As we've noted before, there are several of us editors who are expecting in the near future, which means between us all, we take, like, 43256 pills and vitamins a day. Seriously, prenatals, fish oil, vitamin D, some papaya enzyme tablets for heartburn...the list goes on. We each need one... [More]


Celebrate: Marvel Comics Retro: Proud Single Woman

Did you know it's national comic book day? Once again we can count on Marvel to put into words exactly what we thought all through college. Marvel Comics Retro: Proud Single Woman ($75).... [More]


Filigree Jewelry Hooks

We're always looking for ways to store display our awesome jewelry stash. We've gone the jewelry box route so many times and it always proves annoying. Even with a million little boxes and sections things seem to tangle and get lost. So we're gonna move everything over to a few... [More]


Frye Reagan Campus Driver Moccasins

We're gonna tell you right now: when we're not zipping up a pair of boots this fall, we're slipping our feet into these Frye Reagan Campus Driver Moccasins ($148). We'll even go so far as to swear by them. They're casual, incredibly comfortable (there's virtually no "breaking in" period in... [More]


Tom Binns Ethno Teknik Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Wowza! We like when our sparkly bling also has brilliant color. The Tom Binns Ethno Teknik Swarovski Crystal Earrings ($340) certainly give our earlobes plenty of adornment. They're three long inches of hand-painted crystal--perfect for putting on with your best LBD or sprucing up a more decorous work week outfit.... [More]


American Apparel 3-Pack Neon Nail Lacquer

We've decided not to go muted for the fall. And by that, we mean we're skipping the mauve-ish shades at our next manicure and opting for some color...real color. Neon! While we aren't officially advocating for the return of the 80's neon scene, we don't mind pops of it here... [More]

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bRAINBOW 3D TV Screen Test Necklace

Some of us are television obsessed. The craftsmanship of the bRAINBOW 3D TV Screen Test Necklace ($48) is so good, even those that resist falling into TV oblivion can appreciate it. If ya grow tired of that colorful screen test, you can always insert a photograph.... [More]


Estee Lauder White Linen Perfumed Body Powder Puff

We're not 100% sold on the Estee Lauder White Linen Perfumed Body Powder Puff ($45) packaging. It is more reminiscent of a 1980's cocaine paraphernalia treasure chest than maybe they meant it to be. But we are 100% on board with the white linen scent, especially in the fall and... [More]


Cobra Society Thigh Boots

We know everyone has finding a great pair of boots on their fall "to do" list. How do we know? Cause you all want our help in finding them. Mostly you're all in need of something leather, mid-calf length, and versatile. But if you're looking to stand out (and spend... [More]


The Handy Dandy Hand Strap

Good governor! The last time we tried to capture our adventures on film we caught the tail end of everything. The back of the celebrity we saw in Hollywood, the flash mob blending back into the crowd, and the melt down that followed a cute moment from our kid. Nuts.... [More]

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EmersonMade London Coat

We love black bottom cupcakes, cream cheese brownies, and double oreos , but they make us look less than svelte in our favorite LBD. Instead, we'll get our black and white fix with this EmersonMade London Coat ($368). Oh so chic, and calorie free! We must admit though, we'll probably... [More]


Somebody's Mother White Chocolate Sauce With Pear William

Somebody's mother is getting a big fat kiss. We are going to drown drizzle this White Chocolate Sauce With Pear William ($10) over chocolate ice cream, crepes, and our faces. Not necessarily in that order.... [More]


Cheap Thrill: EcoTools Sustainable Sleep Mask

We're so earth friendly, we save the planet in our sleep. Take that Al Gore and your stupid slideshow. EcoTools Sustainable Sleep Mask ($5) What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]


Claude Dozorme Steak Knives

Have you ever noticed when you go out for a steak everything on the plate is brown? Brown steak. Brown potato. Overcooked brown broccoli. Add a little color and je ne sais quoi to your dinner with these French made Claude Dozorme Steak Knives ($155). Since when did eating steak... [More]


Retro Barbie Doll Keychain

This Retro Barbie Doll Keychain ($11) is here to let you know that HBIC stands for "Head Barbie in Charge", and she doesn't want to hear that math is hard or that you're giving up being an astronaut to become a pet stylist. And she sure as hell isn't taking... [More]


Celebrate: Prolana Cherries Jubilee Nail Lacquer

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]


In Bloom Hemp Collar

We try not to be sensitive about it, but it's almost as annoying to have our girl puppy called a he as it was to have our son called a 'beautiful daughter.' We weren't into all those blinged out and bright pink collars on the market so we were pretty... [More]


Tanda Regenerate Anti-Aging Light Therapy Treatment

Hold the phone. We smell something rotten and it isn't that twenty-something intern with a daddy issue. It's the Tanda Regenerate Anti-Aging Light Therapy Treatment ($250). Taken at face value, it appears to be the same ole pulsing red light space gun that all at-home "laser" treatments are known for.... [More]


If You Dare Invitations

Invite your guests to your next spooktacular Halloween party in style with these rad If You Dare Invitations ($48 for 20). We're pretty excited to bust out our fog machine and tuck it under a table filled with spooky dusty bottles of spirits and bowls full of novelty candy. We... [More]

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Limited Edition Amamante Black Cherry Nursing Gown

With two of us Outblushinistas getting ready to pop out newborns in the next few weeks, we've been thinking a lot about how we're going to remain stylish while breastfeeding. Those of us who already have little suckers at home know it's not an easy feat. For a simple way... [More]


Sales & Steals: 9/23/11

Happy first day of Autumn, AND happy Friday, ladies and gents! We hope you all had a fabulous week and have fun plans for the weekend - which now, of course, will include some online shopping, thanks to this week's coupons and sales rounded up by our pals at The... [More]


Neova Squalane

Spring cleaning is so last season. We are deep in the throes of nesting for the 500 vadge destructors that Outblush editors seem to be harvesting this year. We're all freaking out about getting each onesie folded correctly, each shower tile scrubbed one shade lighter and each carpet fiber thoroughly... [More]

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Abbey Dawn Peepers Oversized Tee Shirt

Are those giant lensless hipster glasses starting to chafe your face? Give them a break with this Abbey Dawn Peepers Oversized Tee Shirt ($32). If you catch a guy staring at your chest, instead of saying the obvious, "My actual eyes are up HERE!" you can say, "These are very... [More]


Three Chilies Chocolate Chunk Hot Chocolate

If Three Chilies Chocolate Chunk Hot Chocolate ($10) is really what it says it is, than wouldn't it be more appropriate to call it hot, hot chocolate instead of hot chocolate? We'll let you stew on that. We know, we're so deep.... [More]


Horseshoes Set

First one to 40 gets out of doing the dishes for a week. Best two of three wins a bet. It's a good thing this Horseshoes Set ($37) comes stocked with two drink koozies and a bottle opener because we foresee your fall picnics being completely consumed with horseshoes. After... [More]


Redopin Metallic T-Shirt

We're guessing this Redopin Metallic T-Shirt ($38) is lots more comfortable and way less renaissance fair than wearing a chain-mail vest over our favorite baseball tee. We love the relaxed fit and non-obnoxious shine of the shirt. Plus, we're pretty sure no one will bother messing with us since we... [More]


Filson Tin Cloth Dog Bowl

Since dogs can't carry a big gulp in their inadequate paws, the Filson Tin Cloth Dog Bowl ($30) is the next best thing for keeping hydrated after a long walk. We prefer to fill the dish with water, but occasionally we'll spring for some peanut butter flavored Dogdration. We're just... [More]

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MM Couture Striped Sharp Shoulder Blazer

Ok, who watched the season premier of Parks and Recreation? If you did, you know that according to Tammy #1 this slouchy model is "not doing (her) breasts any favors", and she's not doing her face any favors either with those weird crazy eyes she's making. We're going to stand... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Llola Combat Boot

In the 90s, we didn't have boobs yet, but we desperately wanted to wear slip dresses and combat boots because it was the height of style. Alas, our evil mothers wouldn't let us, saying, "You can't wear a slip dress. You don't have any boobs." What a mean, mean woman... [More]


Traveling Snacks Gift Box

Ever since airlines started charging your first born for a meal, we've been stuffing our purses full of whatever last minute snacks we can find around our house. We'll be honest, it's pretty sad. We'd be stoked if someone hooked us up with a Traveling Snacks Gift Box ($29). One,... [More]


Chevron Go Notes

Somehow in the last few weeks we were too busy to even remember the date Target was hosting Missoni's fabulous line in their stores (for 15 minutes). We were a little ticked when we realized we missed out on the super savings and went on a hunt for our own... [More]


Candie's Peep-Toe Platform Wedge Booties

We feel like we've been seeing various incarnations of the leopard print bootie wedge all over the place. And though it's hot and trendy now, we know it's the kind of shoe we're going to look back at in twenty years and laugh wholeheartedly at. That's why we're going with... [More]

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Lauren G. Adams Double Frog Open Cuff

They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince Charming. We've found that to be true. Now we're wondering, do frogs have to kiss a lot of princes before they find their froggy-licious soulmate, like the frogs on this Lauren G. Adams Double Frog... [More]


Forever 21 Velveteen Floral Oxfords

Velveteen Floral Oxfords ($23). If those words alone don't give you flashbacks to Bubble Tape and getting in trouble for watching Beavis and Butthead, we don't know what will. And even if you think they're fugtacular, well, you need something to wear with your Brenda Walsh costume, don't you?... [More]


Lover Flared Stretch-cotton Pants

High waisted. Red. Flared. Pants. Only for the bold, these Lover Flared Stretch-cotton Pants ($370) are a fashionable find sure to revamp your wardrobe. Wear them with reckless abandon and know that when people turn to look at you, it's because you are fabulous!... [More]


Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future- The Bird and The Bee

Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future ($13) but we hope The Bird and the Bee continue to be in our future. We're loving the well crafted lyrics, fresh tunes, and overall unique quality of their music. Check out 'You're a Cad' and flush your brain of the crap on... [More]


Reverse Cowgirl Pasties

Is it cold out, or is it just your Reverse Cowgirl Pasties ($25) poking through your shirt? We've been talking a lot about sexy Halloween costumes here, and we think this might take the cake. Match them with a pair of leather chaps over some daisy dukes and give your... [More]


Kirie Bamboo Clock 01

At first glance we thought this Kirie Bamboo Clock 01 ($84) was a cake dusted with a lacey powdered sugar design, which we'll be honest, we thought looked pretty delicious. Then we caught a closer glance and realized it was a clock crafted from delicately cut ivory acrylic and reinforced... [More]


Wayne Pate London Print

We don't really know why London's pigeons are so much more couth than our flying rats in the U.S., but somehow theirs look much more civilized (Is it the newspaper? The umbrella?). And though we've never been to London, we can imagine that Wayne Pate's London Print ($55) is a... [More]


Praline Cake

We know what we'll be asking for our birthday cake next year- the Praline Cake ($50) From Savannah's Candy Kitchen. Forget cake and ice cream, we want a tall glass of milk and a giant wedge of praline goodness. Let them eat cake, you say? Don't mind if we do.... [More]


Elastiderm Eye Cream

Anybody watch Ally McBeal? Well you should have been because then you'd understand what we mean when we say Elastiderm Eye Cream ($99) is the face bra we've all been hoping Elaine Vassel would finally market. But in a realistic jar. Less humorous, probably more effective.... [More]


Coralia Leets Chrysophase Earrings

We know these Coralia Leets Chrysophase Earrings ($175) are a little steep, but we are totally mildly obsessed with their earthy design and brilliant color. We think these would look killer with a coral dress and gold accessories.... [More]


The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

Seriously, how can you resist a book that offers up delicacies like C-3PO Pancakes and Jedi Juice Bars? We think it would make an excellent birthday or holiday gift for the husband, kids, or neighbor who practices his mad lightsaber skills in the back yard. Let the fork be with... [More]


Pottery Barn Stainless Steel Alphabet Magnets

These Stainless Steel Alphabet Magnets ($29) are certainly more sophisticated than the colorful plastic letters that adorned our fridge during our youth (and then made a reappearance during our college years), but we don't have to use them in an adult fashion. Unless of course by 'adult' you mean spelling... [More]


Hula Girl Foods Sugar Can Swizzle Sticks

Swizzle sticks are great and all, but that plastic mermaid perched upon a teal stirrer isn't making your drink taste any better. Hula Girl Foods Natural Sugar Cane Swizzle Sticks ($2+ for 20), on the other hand, may not look as pretty, but they're going to taste damn delicious once... [More]


Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer

The holiday season around the Outblush offices looks similar to how we imagine the Jolie-Pitt household in the mornings: whiney babies, messy arguments and a healthy dose of cereal products flying through the air. We just have so. much. to. do. and never anytime to do it. That's why we... [More]


Doubtblush: Elizabeth & James Fur-Front Car Jacket

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. Apparently, Mary Kate & Ashley... [More]

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Simone Wang Black Onyx Double Shell Earrings

These Simone Wang Black Onyx Double Shell Earrings ($275) claim to be inspired by shells, but we think they look more like bat wings or toad feet or ten-legged dangling robot spiders, and we think they'd be a great way to smugly defy any sort of workplace ban on Halloween... [More]


Cake Milk Made Velveteen Jumbo Hand Cream

Sure we could buy the regular size tube of this stuff, but Cake Milk Made Velveteen Jumbo Hand Cream ($30) goes good with just about everything. Elbows love milk. Knees love milk. Even the heels of our feet love milk. Hell, we open up our Oreos and slather this stuff... [More]


Rebecca MInkoff Yes, It Was Expensive Cory Pouch

Why Yes, It Was Expensive ($55). But sometimes you have to spend money to be fabulous, and it's ok to flaunt that.... [More]


Priti NYC Dark Warrior Nail Polish

We feel like this is how an autumn green shade should be done unlike the OPI Touring America/Oops, We Crapped in the Back Seat Collection. Priti NYC Dark Warrior Nail Polish ($13) is part of their Fall 2011 Flowers Collection and, gals, we're obsessed. It goes with black boots, brown... [More]

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Maggy London Stripe Panel Sheath Dress

When we wear this Maggy London Stripe Panel Sheath Dress ($138), we pretend we're as thin as the striped panel. Unlike this model, we stand against a black background at all times and use our lint roller obsessively.... [More]


Hot Tool Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer

Why use the Hot Tool Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer ($60) to blow dry your hair when you can use it to make super cheap, amazingly simple art for your house? These melting Crayola works of psychedelic genius have us feeling all kinds of Salvador Dali with a side order of... [More]


Blaak Onion Jam

Cheese and crackers for your guests makes you hospitable. Cheese and crackers for your guests with Blaak Onion Jam ($10) makes you a gourmand and the hostess with the shmanciest snacks in the neighborhood. Which would you rather be?... [More]

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Feline Queen Cat Ring

Are you ready to say "OMG! HAI!" every time you look at your hand? Because that's exactly what's going to happen when you start wearing this Feline Queen Cat Ring ($1125). Sure, it's pricey, but we say tell your boyfriend to forget about the traditional engagement ring and get this... [More]


Dr. Dennis Gross Park Avenue Peel Kit

We can just imagine all the Real Housewives of New York City sitting around their $3,000 coffee tables over their $97 glass of wine discussing their book deals, jokes of music careers or the children they love so much that they've sent to private school in Canada and see twice... [More]


Hempz Cucumber and Jasmine Herbal Moisturizer

We recently watched this really informative documentary on the medicinal qualities of mara-ja-wanna and have been somewhat obsessed with finding hemp based beauty products in order to take advantage of all that weedy goodness. Hempz Cucumber and Jasmine Herbal Moisturizer ($13) provides 12 hour long moisturization thanks to some Puff... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Tops to go with Lindsay's Modcloth Essential Elegance Skirt

Lindsay writes: "Hi! I recently bought the Modcloth Essential Elegance Skirt, but now that I have it, I feel like none of the tops I own look right with it, and I've no idea what to shop for. I haven't worn a skirt since middle school, and don't pay much... [More]

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Booted Out: Vegan Boots

Ah, fall... Crisp apples, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and BOOT TIME, BABY! We love us some boots, yessirree Bob, we do, and clearly, y'all do, too. Last fall & winter, we got so many virtually identical Personal Shopper requests for boots, though, that we started to get sick of those... [More]


Exude Lipstick

We're not the hugest fans of Rachel Zoe, but we have to admit she has a certain style, and has lately been photographed wearing a divine deep red lipstick. A little Googling landed us the culprit: Exude Lipstick ($29) in Cranberry. Turns out Ms. Zoe is the spokeswoman for Exude... [More]


Pangea Organics Skincare Discovery Gift Set

The term "gift set" automatically gives one the idea that they're supposed to buy this thing for someone else. We don't want to. We want to keep the Pangea Organics Skincare Discovery Gift Set ($40) all to ourselves. Call us skimpy, cheap or selfish but there is nothing wrong... [More]


Marvel Flexible Spatulas

We might actually be able to get him to cook once in a while if we can outfit our entire kitchen in comic book tools. We're starting with these Marvel Flexible Spatulas ($14 each, $50 for all 4) and are keeping our eye out for the following: Hulk Garlic Smasher... [More]


Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts

We can't help but go into a Homer Simpson-esque trance any time someone brings doughnuts into the office. We're pulled from out desks to the break room and stand in awe of that box of sugary, carby goodness. We used to be safe from that calorie-laden awesomeness once we left... [More]


Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask

Here we go again. Another company using words no one has ever heard of. Can't every product just come with a beauty dictionary that way we wouldn't have to get on Wikipedia every time some company decides they've discovered the newest gift to cosmetics? Today's lesson is brought to you... [More]


Doubtblush: bebe Feather Flower Fascinator Headband

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]


Fishscape Fishbowl

You're an Oublush reader. If you're going to have a fishbowl, you can't have a boring one. No simple glass bowl for you. Maybe you've mounted your fish to the wall, or perhaps it's dangling like a pendant. If you're still in search of a stand-out abode for your little... [More]


Wei Chinese Rose Foaming Cleanser

Turns out all those pretty bowls full of rose petal-y water in the spa weren't just for show. Wei Chinese Rose Foaming Cleanser ($32) utilizes that water in a gentle cleanser that leaves your face soft and invigorated. Apparently this is a good way to purify the body to allow... [More]


KORS Michael Kors Odin

Pointy heels: super chic, very in, classic and fashionable. Also, hell on your arches. Pointy flats like these KORS Michael Kors Odin ($166 on sale) are just as stylish but won't leave you limping. Remember, no matter how great the shoes are, no girl looks pulled together when she's wincing... [More]


Cheap Thrill: OUCH! Cry Baby Bandages

Hurt yourself shaving, cooking, falling down, handling paper products, or escorting the cat back into the house and out of the garage? OUCH! Cry Baby bandages($4) - because sometimes you don't feel like being a Big Girl about it. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you... [More]


Guerlain Rouge G Lip Stick

One part 007, one part multi-tasking beauty product, three parts GIVE IT TO US NOW! Guerlain Rouge G Lip Stick ($45) comes in 25 devastatingly beautiful shades (we love that phrase) all complete with their own precious attachable compact mirror. However, it is in such high demand that we can... [More]


CB2 Parlour Bold Chair

The Parlour Bold Chair ($799): Good for boring, bland apartments. Bad for hungover house guests.... [More]


Nanette Lepore Provocative Coat

Cold, grey dreary days call for a pop of color and warmth. Nanette Lepore answers the call with this Provocative Coat ($528). Of course, the name makes us think we should wear it with only skimpy lingerie underneath it, which completely defeats the purpose of staying warm...though it would add... [More]

Elephant Jewelry Box

Celebrate: Elephant Jewelry Box

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]


Gratitude Holiday Telegram Notes

Nothing says sincerity like a hastily written thank you note with a checked box for the item being mentioned. Helping our neighbor with their move all day Saturday? No prob. We just hope one of these tongue and cheek Gratitude Holiday Telegram Notes ($16) comes with a homemade batch of... [More]


PaloVia Pre-Treatment Gel

This summer we told you gals about the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser and now we can tell you about the equally as effective Pre-Treatment Gel ($30), the version you can buy separately from the laser. Why they didn't come out simultaneously, we may never know. But hey, better late than... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Work Appropriate Bodysuits for Katie

Katie commented on our Akira Sexy Deep V-Neck Bodysuit post saying: "I also avoid wearing skirts for this reason and love the idea of a bodysuit however this one is a little risque for my workplace. Would love to see more of these!!" Sure thing, Katie! I'm Found of You... [More]


Grandmas's Chicken Soup

We figure we do the cooking, and the laundry, and the occasional vacuuming so it's only fair we get a little pampering when we're sick. Sure we don't have a man cold, but that doesn't mean we're not as deserving (are we right?). Grandmas's Chicken Soup ($30) is ready made... [More]


Staedtler Karat Aquarell Premium Watercolor Pencils

Coloring within the lines is totally over rated. With Staedtler Karat Aquarell Premium Watercolor Pencils ($29) just blur crooked lines and mistakes with a dab of water for an instantly artistic image. We prefer shots to blur mistakes for our personal lives, but these are watercolor pencils, after all.... [More]


RGB Deep Nail Polish

Don't be fooled by the color in the picture. RGB Deep Nail Polish ($16) has a lot more depth and character than this image conveys. It is a moody, tortured purple that rivals any sense of apathy Bono so openly has for the entire continent of Africa. Perfect for those... [More]


Frayed Roses Bath Mat

We could almost forgive our bathroom tiles for being so damn cold in the morning if we had this Frayed Roses Bath Mat ($34) to step on to. Almost. We'd most assuredly forgive it if it would pick up a chocolate croissant and a coffee for our breakfast while it... [More]


Airmail Mighty Wallet

For all those who veheminantly argue the whole "size doesn't matter, it's how you use it" deal, we found one more example to back you up. The Airmail Mighty Wallet ($15) might be thin and small, but it is as durable and strong as any full sized wallet. Fill it... [More]


Oscar Blandi Pronto Volume Set

Sending positive vibes to our hair follicles isn't getting us as far as that $75 seminar said it would. Conceding defeat, we purchased the Oscar Blandi Pronto Volume Set ($25) which instantly proved a better investment than that craigslist-marketed-waste-of-an-hour ever could be. We shower, shampoo and condition with this stuff... [More]


Bullet Space Pen

Love's a loaded gun and the Bullet Space Pen ($25) is the vehicle to write out sappy love poems. Or speeding tickets. Or the endless rent checks that suck your soul and bank account dry each month. Oh, fodder for excellent writing.... [More]


Pine Bros. Throat Drops

We were slightly weirded out surprised when we traveled to Brazil and saw that their candy aisles and theater concession stands were loaded with Vicks and Halls cough drops as candy choices. Apparently throat drops are a big deal. Apparently Pine Bros. Throat Drops ($10) are a big deal, too.... [More]


Teddie Dress

The Teddie Dress ($198) from J.Crew IS the cherry on top as far as we're concerned. And we're seriously craving to add this little treat to our wardrobe. We'd wear it to work, dinner parties, as part of our Little Orphan Annie costume, and to every Christmas and holiday work... [More]


Borghese Perla Duale High Impact Lip Color

You could: pull out the purse. Fish around for the lip stick. Realize your lips are dry and start searching for the chap stick. Debate which you should put on first, never knowing whether the color goes on top of or under the chap stick. Throw it all against the... [More]


Susan Daniels Feathered Hair Clip

Apparently feathers are still a thing. At least the volume button has been turned down a bit with this Susan Daniels Feathered Hair Clip ($35). We can actually justify wearing this with a cocktail dress and some court shoes, perhaps with a matching clutch. But other than that, please leave... [More]


Orange Kitty Town Hello Kitty Print Fabric

We're 99% certain that we would have sold our left boob as a kid (especially since its debut was less than impressive) for a blanket made from this Orange Kitty Town Hello Kitty Print Fabric (£21) by Liberty Art Fabrics. Heck, we can think of many places to jazz up... [More]

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Kzeniya Sharp Clutch

The iridescence and asymmetry of the Kzeniya Sharp Clutch ($220) feels futuristic. Like that it's kinda sci-fi but pretty simple. It'd be a nice sleek addition to something more daring. Daring like, a Heidi-Klum-short mini dress.... [More]


Biscoff Spread

Like a creamy, spreadable gingersnap, Biscoff Spread ($13 for 2 jars) was serendipitously dreamed up during an invention competition by a lady in Belgium for our fatness pleasure. Now you know where to send the love/hate mail. Spread it on fruit, croissants, or directly on your tongue. We won't judge.... [More]


Philosophy Snow Angel

We don't live where it snows during the winter but we do live where it gets butt effing freezing. To make up for the lack of frozen precipitation we'll be using Philosophy Snow Angel ($16) to simulate that freshly fallen snow scent. Except this way we don't need to pack... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Caitlin's Wedding Guest Outfit

Caitlin writes: ... the longest, most detailed Personal Shopper request we've ever seen. Basically, Caitlin needs an outfit for a wedding in California, and she needs a suit for her boyfriend. She's been working out like a boss and she wants to show off that hot bod of hers. Caitlin,... [More]


Bio Supplements High Gloss System

Can't quite bring yourself to go the no-'poo route, but have been left with greasy, dull hair when you've tried other so-called "natural" hair care products? Us, too. Fortunately, we were sent samples of the Brazilian Supplements Inc.'s Bio Supplements High Gloss System ($60 for shampoo, conditioner, & masque), which... [More]


Moselland Cat Bottle Riesling

You were going to buy wine, and you were going to buy Halloween decorations. Why not just buy this Moselland Cat Bottle Riesling ($12) and stick a few flowers in it once you're done imbibing? You can save the extra bucks you would have spent on a glitter covered skeleton... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Zoya Remove Plus

There are a bajillion million (that's an exact number) new nail polishes that we want to get our fingers on. But when we change the shade every evening after work our poor cuticles dry up like a Saharan watering hole in July aka menopause. Zoya Remove Plus ($6) allows us... [More]


Uncommon Goods Construction Plate and Utensils

Giving a whole new meaning to the way your child will play with his food, this Construction Plate and Utensils ($15-$18) could go one of two ways. Perhaps your picky child will enjoy the action of putting food into his mouth with a bulldozer and finally eat something. On the... [More]


Dixie Bits Triple Treat Gift Set

While the delectably sugary fragrances wafting from the Sweet Sugar Darlin' Body Scrub, Rave in Beauty Body Wash, and Whippa Peel Body Lotion in the Dixie Bits Triple Treat Gift Set ($55) may make your mouth water, do NOT try to eat them (or lick your skin afterwards). Don't ask... [More]


The Art of the Cookie Cookbook

Somewhere out there the cookie monster just had a joy-gasm. The Art of the Cookie Cookbook ($20). Bringing happiness to little blue puppets and lucky recipients everywhere.... [More]


Strawberry-Vanilla Sugar

We plan on topping our toast, oatmeal, cookies, and favorite drinks with a heavy-handed dose of Strawberry-Vanilla Sugar ($6). We wouldn't snub our noses at a shortbread cookie with cream cheese glaze and a sprinkling of Strawberry-Vanilla Sugar, either.... [More]


Herban Essentials Orange Towelettes

Kids are hard to please and even harder to settle down when the words "food", "dinner" or "under-aged sexually charged man band" come up. Especially at a restaurant dinner table. It's as if they received training in the womb to be as obnoxious as possible as soon as you enter... [More]


Totally Unsolicited Personal Shopper: High-waisted FUPA-concealing jeans and comfy wedges for MODGBlog

So, not that we stalk her or anything*, but we read that MODG needs FUPA-concealing high waisted jeans and comfy wedge shoes. Being serious MODGBlog fans, and having enough mommies on the Outblush editorial staff who've also had to deal with the post-baby kangaroo pouch, we decided to step in... [More]


Leif Glitter Teaspoon Set

Forget a boring silver spoon, we're going for silver, gold and glittery spoons! The Leif Glitter Teaspoon Set ($34) is made up of six acrylic spoons that have glitter suspended inside of them, so there's no worry of unwanted sparkle in your soup.... [More]


ASOS Pussybow Shirt Dress

Horses! The ASOS Pussybow Shirt Dress ($73), apart from sounding kinda dirty, looks like we took it from a "can't let go of the past" old person's closet. But instead of accessorizing with glasses on a chain and a pair of green polyester pants from 1971, we'll spruce it up... [More]


Beanitos Bean Chips

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you... scoop? Guacamole, that is. Beanitos Bean Chips ($2 and up) are crispy like a chip, but have a mild bean dip flavor and plenty of the benefits beans offer like high fiber, protein, and no gluten. We think... [More]


Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray

One of our favorite summer looks is sexy, effortless tousled beach hair. We're not willing to give it up now that the evil winds of winter are beginning to chafe our inner thighs. Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($35) keeps our hair touchably soft with beachy appeal, which... [More]


Stray Dog Side Table

He's a tramp, but we love him. Breaks a new heart, every day. He's a tramp, he's a good one, and we hope that he can carry this tray... or lamp, or books, or even a cup of tea, or whatever. Stray Dog Side Table ($149)... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Tweed Mini Skirt

Recently we brought you the Missoni Vivi-Wool Tweed Mini Skirt ($545) and had reader Anna ask us this, "Can I request an Aspire/Acquire on this skirt?? I love the tweed mini with all black look!" Anna, of course! Who's got over 500 bucks to spend on a skirt? Not in... [More]


The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems by Billy Collins

Is it just us, or is there a lack of awesome modern poetry in the world? Yes, there is poetry in music, but let's be honest the current trend of rhapsodizing about getting down on the dance floor doesn't move us like a bit of poetry from Robert Frost. Enter... [More]


Mason Jar Flowers Letterpress Card

Even though the Mason Jar Flowers Letterpress Card ($7) is intended to be sent via snail mail as a note, we think a cluster of these framed hand printed cards would look adorable as wall décor on a diminutive scale. Ten points extra for scoring a group of vintage frames... [More]


Humping Dog USB Key

It seems there's no end to the form a USB key can take these days. Actual keys, Star Wars character, rabbit's food, and now Humping Dog ($8). At least your work day just got a little more giggle-worthy.... [More]


Prism Butterfly Kite

Did you know that the second Sunday of October is 'One Sky One World' day? People all over the world fly a kite in celebration. Grab the pretty Prism Butterfly Kite ($25), pack a picnic, and head to your local park or beach for a relaxing afternoon. There's probably nothing... [More]


2012 Old School Letterpress Calendar

Even though the 2012 Old School Letterpress Calendar ($28) is totally not functional as a working calendar (where is the space to write when street sweeping day and dentist appointments are coming?), we totally want this calendar on our wall. Sure, it's only good for letting us know what day... [More]


Personal Shopper: Alabama Girl in 'Right Place, Wrong Weather'

A.G. writes: Hi Outblush! I really do need your help ASAP. I grew up in Alabama my whole life and have just moved to Indiana for graduate school at Notre Dame. I DESPERATELY need an intense cold weather jacket, as its already September and I have nothing! I want something... [More]



Aside from being a fun party game, Taboo ($29) can also function as a quasi-educational prep for your next family get-together. Introduce your creepy uncle Vern, your lush cousin Gladys, and your 40 year-old brother who still lives at home without using any rift causing buzz words. Cause there are... [More]


Fleur de Sel Caramel Bars

Theoretically, these Fleur de Sel Caramel Bars ($20) can be set out for you and your guests to slice off little pieces of sweet and salty deliciousness to enjoy. In actuality, we're pretty sure we're just going bite huge chunks off of the bar, kind of how we imagine Paula... [More]


Café Style Tea For One

A little less social (and soft focus) then tea for two, this Café Style Tea For One Set ($32) makes the perfect company for a relaxed tea party. No friends, or relations, to spoil your hour vacation. No awkward conversation, just you, your tea, and a good book.... [More]


RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

We have on good authority that RMS Beauty Living Luminizer ($38) is, in fact, how Edward Cullen maintains his sparkly, fairy (read: ridiculous punk ass wanna-be vampire) appearance in the sun. It isn't vampire blood. It isn't some rare form of gangrene that's been eating him from the inside out... [More]


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Ok, so maybe it's not a Halloween movie, but Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ($5) gets us all revved up for Halloween candy. Plus, there are about 15 thousand costume ideas- Mike Teevee, Violet, aka Blueberry, Oompa Loompas, and of course, the scary arse Mr. Slugworth. Augustus sweetheart, save... [More]


Vonny Magnolia Pie Carrier

The bad news is that this pretty-as-can-be Magnolia Pie Carrier ($64) is on back order until November first. However. we don't really see that as a problem since Thanksgiving is the prime time to be traveling with pies. We know upwards of $60 seems steep for a pie carrier, but... [More]


Back to the Roots Love/Hate Tee

We'd get this Back to the Roots Love/Hate Tee ($22), but we're honest, it should read, "I hate running, I hate running, I hate running, I hate running..." and so on. No matter how many times we grudgingly lace up our trainers, we can't get past the mental block of... [More]


Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush

Not the kind of gal who maintains the summer tan well into the winter months with goopy self-tanners? Sprinkle just a touch of sunshine with the Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush ($20). A tracing of powdered bronzer across the bridge of the nose and top of the forehead is... [More]


Cat Mart Wallet

Outblush Operative Jam Blam writes: We all have that friend. Three cats deep and considering yet another. Diligently unaware that his/her apartment is swimming in cat hair and a thick sense of denial. If you're currently starring at multiple sets of kitty eyes, then that friend is you. And that's... [More]


ASOS Dress in Wool Jersey

Oooh, there's so much we could do with a simple, long sleeved wool dress! This wine-colored ASOS Dress in Wool Jersey ($82) is just begging to be topped with a long, camel coat and and accessorized with Burberry. But if you want to go classic black, we could see this... [More]


Marvis Whitening Toothpaste

Put a long lasting Italian in your mouth. Minty and flavorful, Marvis Whitening Toothpaste ($14) has a refreshing mouthfeel that will keep your teeth company all night long. That's what she said.... [More]


Dooney & Bourke Tartan Letter Carrier

It may not be Black Watch, but we like this dark plaid pattern from Dooney & Bourke almost well enough to forgive the summer for being over. Wool bags like this letter carrier ($128) say "it's autumn, and I'm both chic and organized." What?... [More]


Topshop Cream Colour Block Pleated Dress

Just because it's fall doesn't mean we can't wear cheerful, color-saturated clothes! Even on the cloudy, dreary days--nay--especially on the cloudy, dreary days we need a little bit of a pick me up. We're getting less vitamin D, which means we could be in serious danger of getting grumpy. But... [More]


The Pasta Shoppe Halloween Pasta

Send the kiddos off for a full night of trick or treating after carbo-loading them with dinner made from The Pasta Shoppe Halloween Pasta ($6). Add tomato sauce and meatballs and they'll slurp up the cobweb noodles in no time, wriggle into their costumes, and be running around collecting as... [More]


Fresh Seaberry Restorative Cream

Move over cranberries. Seaberries are the next new thing to blow up the beauty industry. Fresh Seaberry Restorative Cream ($29) is packed with this powerful antioxidant that protects, restores and softens the skin. Now if only we could find replacements for feathers, squirrels and Justin Bieber.... [More]


Dueling Stylists: Emily in the Blue Dress Contest

Sometimes, more than one editor wants to get their hands on an especially juicy Personal Shopper Request. Usually, the person who gets in their dibs first takes the cake, but this time it. is. ON! Magzilla and Found of You are battling it out to see who can dress Emily... [More]


Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream

The following is a list of celebrities we would give Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream ($70) to: Kirsten Dunst Rachel Zoe Nick Nolte Marilyn Manson Lindsey Lohan Kaley Cuoco's upper arms... [More]


Need Supply Co. Wave Textured Sweater

The deep caramel color in this Need Supply Co. Wave Textured Sweater ($54) makes us think of all things Fall: crunchy leaves, hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks, and pumpkin pie. And while our first inclination is to go eat something, our second is to buy this and pair it... [More]


Stephan & Co. Mixed Media Bracelets

Add a touch of texture to your outfit with the Stephan & Co. Mixed Media Bracelets ($16). This set of four bracelets has it all: chains, beads, braided fabric, and woven rope. We wore all four together and got plenty of compliments but think some of these could be stand... [More]


Stevie and the Wolf by Johanna Pieterman

Stevie and the Wolf!!! Is there really anything more to say than that? It's like the Three Wolf Moon shirt but with twirling, feathered hair and a lot of scarves. And it's not a shirt. But you get what we're saying, right? Sigh, we should've just left it at Stevie... [More]


Paul Yacomine Micro Colour Collection

Getting a big result at an affordable price is basically the best part of living in a capitalist society. Paul Yacomine Micro Colour Collection ($38) is everything your hair needs to survive winter with style for less than fifty bucks. When used in the 1-2-3 order, you are left with... [More]


All Saints Alcona Jacket

Does paying 650 dollars for a jacket make us badasses? We're thinking not (it makes us look like gullible consumers instead), but that doesn't mean we're not considering it with the All Saints Alcona Jacket ($650). It's straight up sex appeal wrapped in Italian lambskin leather. If we had one,... [More]


Tulle Longing for Snow Gloves

While we can't say we're actually longing for snow yet, we have to admit we've done some longing for these Longing for Snow Gloves ($20) by Tulle. They're not the type of gloves that will keep your hands toasty warm on a sub-zero day, but they will give your late... [More]


Burke Decor Elephant Side Table

We've always wanted to make a grand entrance on an elephant. Unfortunately we're not coordinated enough to be a gymnast in the circus and our wedding venue just didn't have the space for a pachyderm. So, it looks like that dream won't come true. We're living vicariously through our remotes... [More]


Sachajuan Ocean Mist

We would like to enter Sachajuan Ocean Mist ($21) into the running for Jay-Z and Beyonce's baby's name. The whole thing. Sachajuan Ocean Mist Outblush Carter Knowles. We'd love to hear your ideas too. Leave some in the comments.... [More]


Loft Knit Woven Mix Tee

Hey, look at this! A t-shirt that doesn't have a college logo, list of concert tour dates, or sassy saying anywhere on it. Just a nice soft color with some beautiful texture. Holy shit, we're pretty sure the fact that we're digging this Knit Woven Mix Tee ($25 on sale)... [More]


Horoscope Zodiac Astrology Necklace

We're always keeping one eye on the search for cute astrology pieces. We can't say we live our by our daily horoscopes, but we like representing our signs. The Horoscope Zodiac Astrology Necklace ($26) by Contrary elegantly shows off our interest in the stars without making us feel like we're... [More]


Pottery Barn Gilt Charger

The holidays, while seemingly far off still, have a tendency to sneak up on us. This year we're determined to be prepared. And while we don't think we'll be able to wrestle hosting Christmas dinner away from our mothers, we are going to make a play for Thanksgiving. We're aiming... [More]


Silence & Noise Scoop-Back Intarsia Sweater Dress

O. M. F. G. What a killer dress we see. From day time to night time, This dress runs the gamut. If we didn't buy it right now We'd be cursing ourselves, saying "Outblush, gosh damn it." Silence & Noise Scoop-Back Intarsia Sweater Dress ($79)... [More]

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book

Vegan, baby! What happens in vegan, stays in vegan....(or at least it did until this post). No dairy or animal products are packed in sinfully sweet cupcakes thanks to the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book ($11 on sale)! This cookbook is packed with over 50 recipes for sinfully... [More]


Caudalie Cru the Eye Cream

We hate when companies don't explain what in the hell their product label means. Your average Joe/Johnna isn't going to understand what the "cru" in Caudalie Cru the Eye Cream ($95) means. Caudalie does explain on their website that the patented formula is created with grape seed and grape vine... [More]


Peruvian Connection Tendrils Baby Alpaca Sweater-Coat

We all have that one patterned coat that we thought would be easy to wear and go with anything, but alas, it just hangs there season after season. Make room in your closet, because the Peruvian Connection Tendrils Baby Alpaca Sweater-Coat ($279) is not one of those coats; the low... [More]


Personal Shopper: T-Swifty's Purple Dress for Jennifer

Jennifer writes: I recently saw a few pictures from a Taylor Swift concert and I am in absolute love with one of the dresses she was wearing. It is a purple dress with a halter top and beautiful flowing bottom. Can you all help me find the designer or a... [More]


Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

As well roll into fall like the little dough balls we allow ourselves to become, every part of us becomes quite sluggish. Getting up in the morning is a challenge, to say the least. But Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm ($102) wakes up our pores with a hint a heat, removing... [More]


Kah Blanco Tequila

Leave the Cuervo at home this Halloween and impress your friends with a bottle of Kah Blanco Tequila ($43). Try to not fight over who gets to keep the awesome calavera bottle--though we think anybody who shows up in a Shakespearean costume might have a leg up.... [More]


Anthropologie Glass Garden Scarf

Yesterday we came across this great scarf-tying tutorial. Of course, this sparked a little fire in us to find an awesome scarf that we can twirl around our necks in all these new ways we discovered. Clearly, the universe heard our unspoken desire because today we found this beeee-yooo-teee-fulll Glass... [More]


Home Made

You know that girl who seems to 'just whip up' something delicious every night? The one who always has a treat for random visitors that pop in? The one you say you hate but secretly want to be? You could totally be that girl (no, seriously, you could) (Um, don't... [More]


Lane Bryant Sequin Sleeve Draped Neck Top

Situation: It's party time! Problem: You are no longer 18 with a desire to look like a disco ball and wear the tightest clothing known to man. Solution: Lane Bryant Sequin Sleeve Draped Neck Top ($45). It's sophisticated, festive, flattering and comfortable. You're so much wiser than your 18 year... [More]


pureDKNY Verbena

pureDKNY Verbena ($85) is being marketed as the same bottle of pureDKNY with a hint of verbena. So we asked ourselves Google: what's so special about verbena that we should feel compelled to buy another entirely new bottle of $85 perfume? According to the interwebs, verbena is a small, simple... [More]

Tailgaters Ring Toss

Tailgaters Ring Toss

Many of us like to partake in the weekly shenanigans during tailgating for our favorite football teams (college and pro - of course). We can't really say we're ever bored, but we'd certainly welcome a new game to the club. Tailgaters Ring Toss ($29 on sale) is a wooden beverage... [More]

Ricotta Cheese Filled Croissants

Ricotta Cheese-Filled Croissants

The best of both worlds have partnered - ricotta cheese and croissants. We'd like to feast on the Ricotta Cheese-Filled Croissants ($42 for 12) every single day...if we could a) afford them and b) not gain 10 lbs. per week.... [More]


Jimmy Choo Quinze Booties

We may not be getting married, we may not be attending a fancy event and we may not even care if we ever have somewhere to wear these dazzling little numbers. But hot damn these Jimmy Choo Quinze Booties ($165) are on sale and on our feet in the time... [More]


Katie Yoon Portrait Cookies

We're not entirely sure when we'd be up for eating the likenesses of our friends and family, but that doesn't mean we don't love these Portrait Cookies by Katie Yoon ($30 for 6) anyway. The anal retentive wedding planner in us wants to have one to match every reception guest.... [More]


Philosophy Trick or Treat Set

At our adult-only Halloween party, we're ditching the old bobbing for apples charade and moving straight into a 45 foot long slip and slide in our backyard created with two strung together camping tarps and some tent stakes (the rounded kind; we don't need anybody's intestines getting ripped out Scream... [More]


Newgate Metro Wall Clock

Retro wall clocks are a dime a dozen these days, but rarely are they quite as masculine as the Newgate Metro Wall Clock ($60). Find another one for your kitschy kitchen and put this one up in the man cave you swore you wouldn't assist in decorating.... [More]


Miss Me Military Zip-Up Hoodie

We recently had one of those revelations that our old hoodies (which may or may not have featured Disney characters) were making us look about twelve years old. But the practicality of a hoodie is hard to give up; that's why we're into this Miss Me Military Zip-Up Hoodie ($88).... [More]


Diva Noir Wine Bottle Holder

Since we can't afford to splurge on the real deal (aka Christian Louboutins)....we'll pop open a bottle of our favorite Pinot Noir, pour a glass, place the bottle in the Diva Noir Wine Bottle Holder ($24) and.....dream about those black patent leather Christian Louboutin peep-toes we've been wanting F-O-R-E-V-E-R.... [More]


Marvel Comics Multi Character Umbrella

Best umbrella ever? Sure, just the thought of water making contact with classic comic books might bring out the Comic Book Guy in you, but the Marvel Comics Multi Character Umbrella ($20) will give you the amazing super power of preserving your curls in a heavy downpour.... [More]


Sephora by OPI The Garden of Good and Evil

How do you do, y'all? There's nothing like a good story set in the South to get our oil popping. Sephora by OPI The Garden of Good and Evil ($18) captures that risqué quality with four down home shades that seem to be sending subliminal messages through anyone who wears... [More]


Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: September 19, 2011

Whether you'd rather make people think you're an innocent little ladybug or a member of a chain gang (hey, you've got to get psyched for Halloween somehow, right?) there's an option for you in this week's Shopping List poll from The Purse Page. The winner gets a rundown of affordable... [More]


Special Guest Post by Evie S.: Paperclips + String

Today's Special Guest Post is brought to you by Evie S. She runs a spectacular blog that covers a multitude of subjects from motherhood, DIY, photography how-to's and interviews with various artists. She is everything we hope to land on when we hit that addictive StumbleUpon button. Our favorite aspect... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Devastatingly Delightful Dress for Recently Divorced Diane

Diane writes: "Love Outblush! I just lost 30 pounds, but I'm still overweight at a size 18. I would love to find a great LBD with a V neck (not sleeveless please. I'm 56) when I to begin dating again after my divorce. Can you help?" Diane, of course we... [More]


Toilet Monster

Here's the thing, we think this could be an awesome practical joke for Halloween, but not if it backfires by literally scaring the sh** out of your guest. We suggest hiding the Toilet Monster ($21) in somebody else's bathroom, so you're not stuck cleaning up the after shock.... [More]


Gratitude Journal

Life is hectic and downright crummy sometimes, but there's always something to be thankful for - even if it's just that tomorrow's a new day. Gratitude: A Journal ($10) helps us keep track of the things we're grateful for with prompts, quotes and plenty of space for a year's worth... [More]


Clarins Vital Light Serum

We thought we were looking pretty hot and tanned this summer until one morning we noticed a sun spot the size of Maine that virtually appeared overnight (son of a B) under our eye! After searching frantically and a few prayers of repentance for sun abuse, we stumbled across a... [More]



There is a little place in our stomachs that shouts 'weee!' at the thought of cold weather coming. See, we love wearing sweaters, and snuggling under afghans our awesome mothers-in-law make, and drinking hot chocolate, and sitting by a fire. We're getting excited just thinking about it. But we don't... [More]


The Homesick Texan

Hey, y'all! Get your fix of Tex-Mex no matter what neck of the woods you're in. The Homesick Texan Cookbook ($25) is chalk full of Texas favorites, authentic dishes, and good ol' southwestern comfort cookin'. It's deep in the heart of delicious.... [More]


Gourmet Writer Food Decorating Pens

Our moms used to write our names in our jackets and underwear, we plan on writing our names on our cookies, brownies, and fruit with these Gourmet Writer Food Decorating Pens ($16). Yes, they were made for drawing on frosted cookies and other hard edible surfaces, but we think they'd... [More]


Cuttlebug Machine V2

Every once in a while we turn into those crazy crafty people who want to make every gift tag, every greeting card, and every table decoration from scratch. Then we realize we have a job, a husband, and maybe even some kids. And then we discovered the Cuttlebug Machine V2... [More]


Ewephoria Aged Sheep's Milk Gouda

Oh, but this is delicious. Ewephoria Gouda ($12), silly as the name is, is distinctive and flavorful, both sweet and savory at once. Even your friends who are timid about cheese (or sheep) will love it. If you can't find it at a local market, you can order a reasonable... [More]


Baby Bullet 21-Piece Baby Food System

This ain't no infant gangsta' initiation, we be tryin' to feed yo baby, fool! The Baby Bullet 21-Piece Baby Food System ($60) comes from the makers of the Magic Bullet and helps you prepare and store healthy food for your little one. After all, you didn't incubate a small alien... [More]


Vichy Aqualia Antiox

We have a brunch date with our boyfriend's mom this Sunday. We are also anticipating having a brunch date with a hangover this Sunday. Vichy Aqualia Antiox ($30) reduces dark circles and addresses those under eye bags that are undoubtedly full of Red Bull & Vodka. And frankly, we're going... [More]


Seasonal Guide to Wild Food Tea Towel

What, you don't know when wild asparagus will be growing in the fields behind your cottage? We thought all respectable young ladies were well versed in local botany! Should you find yourself trapped in Ms. Austen's time, make sure you've brought your Seasonal Guide to Wild Food Tea Towel ($18).... [More]

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Clemmy's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But not from allergic reactions. Clemmy's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream ($6) is lactose free, gluten free, sugar free, and flavor full. No excuses.... [More]

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Pink Patch by Betsey Johnson All Over Roses Leggings

Black leggings are a staple in our wardrobes for so many reasons (we hate shaving, even when we do our skin is pale and minty colored anyway, and we have a tenuous relationship with our knees), especially with cooler weather fast approaching. Sometimes, though, we get sick of black leggings,... [More]


The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

We feel pretty good about our ability to accomplish even the most difficult crafts in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts ($17), since we were told at our skinniest in high school (and we were skinny) 'Damn, white girl got ass.' Personally, we don't think you need a big ass to... [More]


Clean Start Kit

We may not be in high school but when our faces appear to be stuck in third period history class, we pull out our cute color blocked baggie of the Clean Start Kit ($35). Face wash, toner, scrub, nighttime cream and a mattifying moisturizer keeps our skin clear, breakout free... [More]


Personal Shopper: A grown-up, student-on-a-budget wardrobe for Amy

Amy C. wrote: "Hey ladies (maybe Janetor in particular after doing a bit of homework!), I'm 24 years old and have just recently turned a lot of things in my life around. I'm returning to school and looking to jazz up an otherwise INSANELY dull wardrobe. I'm a size 14... [More]


Scary Hands

We're thinking we're gonna dress in all black and let our hands do the talking this Halloween. Forget painting our faces and trying to choose from one of the plethora of sexy, sexy ladies choices. Scary Hands Temporary Tattoos ($8).... [More]


Little Red Riding Hood Gera Cross Stitch

Why Outblush, what excellent needlepoint skills you have. The better to craft with, my dear. Teddy bears and cheesy floral cross stitch are being edged out by a new stitching revolution. Frame this Little Red Riding Hood Gera Cross Stitch ($19) to add some vintage style to your 50's inspired... [More]


RSVP Endurance Oil Mister

Personally, we think the RSVP Endurance Oil Mister ($16) sounds more like a dirty novel than a kitchen accessory. And we'd much rather have him around than that greasy Pam. Fill him up with whatever oil you choose, pump the top, and get a steady stream of oil right on... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Sally Hansen Pumice Foot Polish

Some of us here at Outblush have real sensory phobias. Some of us can't touch rust without recoiling in disgust. Some of us can't touch coffee grinds without getting dry heaves. Some of us can't get near mayonnaise without checking around every corner to be sure our husband isn't there... [More]


P'kolino Klick Desk

We're not sure why kids always get the playful, creativity inducing furniture and clothes, but we're wishing we had a P'kolino Klick Desk ($182) to sit at and doodle. The Padded seat offers room to stash your kiddo's art supplies or puzzles while the desk has plenty of room for... [More]


App Magnets

Someone needs to tell your uncle Sal that pressing your App Magnets ($20) won't make your fridge turn into a huge mail box or pump out some music. They can hold a candid photo of your husband or the recipe you've been dying to try (for the last two years).... [More]


Curry Lover's Gift Box

From curried chicken salad, to tikka masala, to tandoori lamb, we love our curry like a fat kid loves cake. We've been on the hunt for good Indian restaurants since we discovered the Bombay House near our college stomping ground. We think the Curry Lover's Gift Box ($24) makes an... [More]


Zen Charging Station

While the Zen Charging Station ($25) can't erase that awkward autocorrected text you just got from your boss, or incriminating photos of you living it up at girls night, it can give you a faux sense of serenity while your phone and camera charges... We'll take denial any day.... [More]


The Joy of Cooking

More like the cover of an old romance novel than a cookbook, we wonder if the illustrator knew that most of us harried cooks feel like we're taking on a dragon when the husband/kids/lazy roommate asks us 'what's for dinner?' We say make the Roast Chicken with 40 Cloves of... [More]


Flush Puppies Flushable Doggie Bags

We have been known to run out of our houses screaming like a banshee at inconsiderate neighbors who think everyone's lawn is a commode for their pooch. Sure, it's inconvenient to carry around a sack of crap (so is stepping in shiz on your way to work), but the argument... [More]


Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

Sold out on its own website, we were actually able to find a vendor carrying Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads ($45). Because that's how we roll/use Google. This stuff is worth the treasure hunt though. When exfoliation and daily scrub downs aren't quite making the grade, these pads will... [More]


Mum Wreath with Owl Kit

Whoo is feeling crafty? Whoo is prepping their apartment for Halloween? Whoo is going to put together this cool Mum Wreath with Owl Kit ($20) from Paper Source? You, that's whoo! (OMG, we are so clever we could die!)... [More]


The Philadelphia Story

If you're feeling a little low on material for witty banter The Philadelphia Story ($9) is full of one liners and conversations that are sure to improve your droll reputation. We figure, with the classic cast (Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart) and entertaining story you can't go wrong.... [More]


Bliss Triple Oxygen Starter Kit

Ever been to an oxygen bar? They are the most fun a gaggle of girls can have getting high without the bloody noses, red eyes or track marks*. Bliss Triple Oxygen Starter Kit ($46) is exactly like an oxygen bar minus the bar, oxygen masks or giggling. So it's not... [More]


Horny Toad Dresspass Dress

We want to snuggle ourselves into this Horny Toad Dresspass Dress ($90) asap. It's made from super soft organic cotton sweatshirt material, and like the model, we'd pair it with wool tights--though maybe something a little brighter in color (Teal? Kelly Green?). We'll toss on some boots and be ready... [More]


Johnathan Beauty Water Shower Purification System

Our landlord didn't budge an inch when we asked him for a new water treatment system in our condo. He didn't feel that the quality of our hair was an issue worth pouring money into. We have now finally taken matters into our own hands (unlike the situation with the... [More]


Pan's Labyrinth

We know, you're thinking, 'Ugh, it's in Spanish so I'll have to read.' Or, 'but it's from the director of Hellboy and that movie was the longest 2 hours of my life.' But we promise you, watch Pan's Labyrinth ($10) just once and you'll understand why you've got to own... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Eos Everyday Hand Lotion

It their lip balm was any indication of how fan-freaking-tastic all Eos products would be, than this Everyday Hand Lotion ($4) was a no-brainer. The winter weather is harsh on our dainty hands so we have to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We slipped this into our purses right next to the... [More]


Strivectin Men's Wrinkle Fighting Tool Kit

Dear Husbands/Boyfriends/Roommates/Male Visitors, We know exactly how long it takes for you to shower. Not long. You have maybe two inches of hair, the same skin-to-body ratio as we do and terribly fat fingers that incriminate your XY ass as soon as we open up our face cream that evening.... [More]


TOMS Botas

It may be too cold outside for Toms Classics but these Botas ($68) will keep us warm and charitable well into autumn. Imagine how hip we will look wearing these hot teal toddies with some wool leggings and a left-over-from-summer floral frock topped with a cardigan. All we need is... [More]


Philosophy 27 Wishes

If we had a personal assistant, she (because it would definitely be a she) would have to live up to Philosophy 27 Wishes ($18). We don't want to know how she can do 27 things at once and for such a low price, but it better get done and get... [More]


Mango Vintage Style Dress

Dear Santa, Please disregard all previous letters. We want this Mango Vintage Style Dress ($199) for Christmas. Nothing else. Just this. Well, perhaps some new pumps to wear with it but that's only if you really feel we deserve them (please see attached form listing all the ways we've been... [More]


Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Nutrient Tablets

Why are we still getting advertisements in our inbox for penis enhancement, laser eye surgery, a chance to become the next Zimbabwean princess and credit card sky miles programs? We can see with our two perfectly good eyes that we don't need to pay for our penis enhancement with our... [More]


TheraPearl Eye-ssential Pack

For those times when the phrase 'One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor' says it all. TheraPearl Eye-ssential Pack ($12).... [More]


Butter London 'Luxury' Lotion Trio

With Butter London "Luxury" Lotion Trio ($25), you have the opportunity to wear a number of hats: Master - Queen of her household, office and certainly the boudoir. Madam - Motherly figure with a sophisticated air, never caught without an extra change of panties Mistress - Lady in the streets... [More]


Dragon Laplander

Instant Halloween costume? Check. Also good for days that aren't Halloween? Check twice over, if you have the nerve. Dragon laplander hat, $20.... [More]

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Norine Metal Key Clock

Outblush Operative Jam Blam writes: If you're like Mary from the Secret Garden then this Norine Metal Key Clock ($40) clock is a perfect way to reinforce your clandestine horticultural tendencies. You may also want some ear plugs to drown out the incessant cries of that wiener Colin who shares... [More]


Jabot Never Ending Cream Blush

This is the blush that never ends. Yes, it goes on and on, my friends. Well, we started using it not knowing how it'd do. But we'll continue using it forever just because this is the blush that never ends... Jabot Never Ending Cream Blush ($22)... [More]


Edible Sugar Fall Leaves

Our baked goods skill level hovers right around "makes a decent cupcake when following a recipe" and falls far short of "can create intricate things out of sugar and food paint." Which is why we turn to Andie's Specialty Sweets for decorating the tops of said cupcakes (and other goodies).... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Twistband Tie Dye Hair Tie

Scrunchies are so 80s. And simple black hair ties? Psh. What are we, fourteen? Get with the program ladies. The Twistband Tie Dye Hair Tie ($12) is clearly the next step in lassoing up those ponytails. Super comfortable, durable and gentle, these hair wranglers comes in 5 different tie dye... [More]


The Watcher In The Woods

It's just not Halloween until we pop The Watcher In The Woods ($10) into our DVD player. We watched this at every slumber party, every Halloween, and when we were feeling nostalgic for good Disney drama. No, not Karen, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid!... [More]


Dayman Lyrics Art Poster

Please, please tell us we're not the only ones who go around singing Charlie's hit, "Dayman" all day long. We've randomly gotten it stuck in our head for years--usually after we sit around with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and reruns of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. NOW, we... [More]


Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara

We've been a bad, BadGal ($19). We've been careless with delicate man. And it's a sad, sad world, When a girl while break a boy Just because she can. Come on Fiona. Make. More. Music!... [More]


Sales & Steals: 9/16/11

As always, Happy Friday, Outblushers! We hope you all had a fantastic week, and are psyched to have some fun this weekend, too. If you were thinking about doing a little shopping, our amigas at The Bargainist have rounded up this week's best sales and coupons, so it won't hurt... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Sexy sleepwear for Sarah's slumber parties

Sarah writes: "I love your site and how you help us girls of larger size. I reached a new stage in my relationship with a great guy, sleepovers! I would like to surprise him with something lacy and girly, even sexy for me to sleep in, as opposed to the... [More]


Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier

We have fat fingers. We do. We admit it. It is the reason we couldn't play piano growing up, couldn't wrap our fingers around thin mechanical pencils in middle school or snag a boyfriend during those cruel summers of high school. Now, these sausages are preventing us from even getting... [More]


Missoni Vivi Wool-Tweed Mini Skirt

Frustrated that the Missoni for Target line is almost completely out of stock? Yeah, us too. Though we are impressed that the US at large seems to have very good taste! Maybe this is a sign that we should just bite the bullet and spend our G's on a full-priced... [More]


Dereon Dynamite Boots

Zeyonce. Maybeyonce. Jayzonce. Bee-z. The best baby of ALL TIME, according to Kanye. Whatever Jay-Z and Beyonce's baby's name ends up being, if it's a girl, we're fairly sure she'll emerge from the womb wearing pint-sized Dereon Dynamite Boots ($75) and a metal corset. Because, seriously, who ELSE could pull... [More]


Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Our lip gloss isn't always popping, living it up on the dance floor, sparkling like a flying unicorn prancing over rainbows of gum drops. Sometimes, our lip gloss is just hanging out in pajamas on the couch reading a good book on its Kindle sipping some hot brewed tea on... [More]


Cosmic Catnip Bubbles

Bubbles? Super. Catnip? Awesome. Cosmic Catnip bubbles ($3)? Super awesome. We figure this is the closest experience to an acid trip your cat is gonna come close to (high+ disappearing round things?). And since your cat lacks the thumbs to open the bottle, there's no risk of addiction. Just a... [More]


Precisely Plaid-matic Skirt

This Precisely Plaid-matic Skirt ($65) at Modcloth could go one of two ways: downhill into disaster with a button-up blouse and a ponytail in a hair scrunchy a la Miss Geist on Clueless. OR, it could get make you a total vintage-modern vixen if you pair it with wool tights,... [More]


Baby Costume Giveaway at The New Parents Guide!

LAST DAY FOR THIS, FOLKS! Got a kid to dress up this Halloween? If so, take full advantage of the fact. After all, you'll only have a few years where you can dress them up as whatever you want before they can fight back. Which is why we think you... [More]


Fudge Kitchen Fudge

Oh, fudge! No, you don't have to wash your mouth out with soap, just your hands after indulging in some creamy Fudge Kitchen Fudge ($11). With the option to choose up to 6 flavors per pound, we're going with rocky road, chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream, snickers, strawberry, and... [More]


Fekkai Beach Waves

You can take away our tan and you can take away our summer dresses, but don't you dare take away our beach hair. We love Fekkai Beach Waves ($24) texture spray because it lets us keep that sexy been-at-the-beach-and-I-look-fabulous hair even when we've been slumped over a desk all day.... [More]


Cheap Thrill: I Love You Cookie Cutter

Nothing says I love you more than homemade cookies baked for your loved ones! Unless of course, they're homemade cookies baked with the I Love You Cookie Cutter ($8). Then you're throwing a double-whammy of love at your friends and family! But hey, they deserve it, right? What's a Cheap... [More]


Jouer Work Hard, Play Hard Collection

Exclusive to Birchbox, Jouer Work Hard, Play Hard Collection ($68) is a no-fuss, low maintenance makeup collection that blends from morning to night all within the same palette. No need to redo your face for the office party; just layer on some highlighter, pump up the volume on your lids... [More]


SmartWool Galloon Tights

We've been SmartWool fans since we first slipped into a pair of their soft, cushy socks and spent all day on feet with no aches by bedtime. This fall, we're branching out to grab a few pairs of SmartWool tights. We love the pattern on the Galloon Tights ($47). They're... [More]


Martha Stewart Creepy Candelabras

We could be stocking up on glitter and glue and DIYing the hell outta this Halloween, but we're too busy making our sexy Jawa costume. But as always, that queen bitch of crafting has our back, and we're picking up these Martha Stewart Creepy Candelabras ($12) to deck out our... [More]


PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

What's better than all that peanut butter flavor with 85% less fat and calories? Um, we can't actually think of anything. For those of us that crave peanut butter goodness in our morning smoothies or chocolate chip cookies but don't crave the extra padding to our hips (please, who follows... [More]


Deborah Lippmann Between the Sheets

Purple must be the universal color for all seasons. We saw it in spring, it exploded over the summer and it continues to pop up everywhere in the fall. Deborah Lippmann Between the Sheets ($16) is a lot jazzier than a lot of purple shades rocking the streets but that's... [More]


Spock Cookie Jar

Beam me up, biscotti. Spock Cookie Jar ($50).... [More]


plenty Stone Grey/Black Cocoon Coat

We act like we're super stoked for fall and winter clothing--but when it comes down to it, when that temperature drops, we are going to be total whiners. We have big plans to warm up by slipping on the plenty Stone Grey/Black Cocoon Coat ($475), and several months later we... [More]


Personal Shopper: Fuss Free Shadow for Franny

Franny writes: Hi Outblush! I love you, your site, and all your editors. You people are my favorite. So... I'm looking for eyeshadow in a stick or liquid form. I want it to have an applicator. It could either be a chubby pencil of some kind or in a tube... [More]


Kensie Cowl Sweater Dress

What's that? You're searching for a wardrobe staple you can wear through fall that will accommodate your expanding belly as you incubate a tiny human (or pack on winter pounds, as those of us Outblush editors who aren't pregnant tend to do)? You'd like it to be comfortable, stylish, effortless... [More]


Route 11 Chips Mama Zuma's Habanero Revenge

Bob Marley may have had something when he said 'no woman, no cry.' These spicy Mama Zuma's Habanero Revenge ($3) Route 11 potato chips are high on the scoville scale. Maybe (habanero) revenge is a dish best served with a cold glass of milk.... [More]


World Market 3-Tier Cooling Rack

Short on counter space but long on hot cookies? We could just come over and solve that problem for you by shoving about a dozen in our face RIGHT NOW. Or you could get this 3-Tier Stackable Cooling Rack ($10). Then we'll come over and shove a dozen in our... [More]


Laura Geller Sugar-Free Boysenberry Blush

Normally we steer clear of anything with the sugar-free label on it. We feel that sugar and fat can and should be enjoyed in moderation. But Laura Geller Sugar-Free Boysenberry Blush ($30) is just sweet enough on the eyes without any added sparkle necessary to cause us to ignore the... [More]


Cat Attack! Scratching Post

Oh, the movies you can upload on YouTube with the Cat Attack! Scratching Post ($30). Fulfill Mr. Mitten's deepest darkest fantasies of total world domination. Because even though we know that they're just cats, it doesn't mean they do.... [More]


littlegoodall Ferocious Felt Lion Coat

Even if you're adamant about not having kids (mainly because you fear taking care of a baby will be as creepy and unsatisfying as it is in Eraserhead), you've got to admit this littlegoodall Ferocious Felt Lion Coat ($145) is the sort of thing that makes you want to have... [More]



Remember how in school it was always the new, updated classrooms that had whiteboards instead of chalkboards? And remember how when chalkboard paint first came out people thought it was the best thing ever? You see where we're going with this, right? Chalkboard paint is about to get upstaged by... [More]


Belkin Chef Stand + Stylus

For those of you who are still honing your culinary skills, we've found a way for you to be a wizard in the kitchen - quite literally. The Belkin Chef Stand + Stylus ($40) is a genius little combo that allows you to prop an iPad at one of two... [More]


Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition Box

Fashion's Night Out is always so much fun. But we never get invited to the party. Luckily we can turn that frown upside down by burying our faces into the Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition Box ($42). Jam packed with everything from Lipstick Queen 15 Minutes of Fame Pop... [More]


Caged Crow String Lights

These caged crow string lights ($29) are being sold as Halloween decorations, but we think it'd be a shame to relegate them to the same category as cardboard jack-o'-lanterns. Each light on the string illuminates a little steel birdcage containing a miniature crow. Wouldn't they add just the right touch... [More]


Clos-ette Too Travel Jewelry Case

It's not often that we travel with a lot of jewelry, but the occasional wedding weekend, conference or impromptu Caribbean cruise (hint hint, honey) has us tossing all of our favorite pieces in little bags, hoping to high heaven we can untangle them when we get to our destination. The... [More]


Kissing Booth Handprinted Letterpress Poster

Certainly if you have an actual kissing booth you'll know right where to put this Kissing Booth Handprinted Letterpress Poster ($25) by Roll and Tumble Press. But we're thinking that's somewhat unlikely (No basement kissing booth action going on out there, right?...), so you should find another cute and clever... [More]


Harvey Prince Eau Flirt

We have already been seeing it all over our Facebook feed: "OMG Pumpkin Spice Lattes are here!" "Pumpkin Spice, where have you been for the past 8 months?" "Dear Starbucks, Do you accept first born in exchange for Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Kthxbai" Start a new trend and wear that pumpkin... [More]


Steve Madden TROUSR-G

There's no denying it, we're going through a glitter phase right now. Instead of fighting the sparkles, we're embracing them wholeheartedly, finding ways to subtly add sparkle to our wardrobe without re-creating the glittery teen train wreck we once were. These Steve Madden TROUSR-Gs ($56 on sale) allow us to... [More]


J Crew Factory Chalet Popover

We're thinking we're going to need several of these Chalet Popovers ($42, on sale) from J. Crew to get us through the fall and winter. One in all five colors ought to do it, don't you think? The sweaters hit us right around the hip area, making them long enough... [More]


Chris Madden Cameo II Chair

We've featured some outrageous thrones, but we know that most of you can't pull ridiculous furniture like that off in your house. (Side note: if you can, invite us over!) Just because an actual throne won't work with your decor doesn't mean you don't deserve a luxurious chair for your... [More]


Amika Obliphica Curl Defining Cream

We weren't huge into stoner culture growing up but we can certainly appreciate the pot smoking motif. This bottle of Amika Obliphica Curl Defining Cream ($24) makes it seem as if we spent lunch periods in high school tokin' up behind the bleachers or hot boxing in the parking lot.... [More]

Personal Shopper Charleen

Personal Shopper: Embellished flats for Charleen to rock at a friend's wedding and be comfortable

Charleen writes: "Having reached out to you a few times in the past, with a-may-zing results, I'm hoping you can help me once again. I'm attending a good friend's wedding in a few weeks and have a super-cute retro-style black dress with a bit of a brocade pattern that I'm... [More]

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Booted Out: Luxury Boots

Ah, fall... Crisp apples, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and BOOT TIME, BABY! We love us some boots, yessirree Bob, we do, and clearly, y'all do, too. Last fall & winter, we got so many virtually identical Personal Shopper requests for boots, though, that we started to get sick of those... [More]


Aspire/Acquire: Alice + Olivia Arthur Pants

We've posted tons of Alice + Olivia items before - hey, the line rarely misses - but we're always up for finding a cheapo version of something, aren't you? Case in point: These crave-worthy cobalt Alice + Olivia Arthur Pants ($198). Undeniably gorgeous, but undeniably pricey. We'll happily spend a... [More]


TOCCA Baci Lip Gloss

Not all lip glosses are created equal and this TOCCA Baci Lip Gloss ($14) collection is quickly becoming a front runner in our books. Filled with vitamin E, aloe and olive oil, it is like Italy herself is kissing you square on the mouth saying "Prego! Prego!" while shoving a... [More]


Ultra Portable Digit Bathroom Scale

We are absolutely not suggesting you take a scale with you when you travel. Why on earth would that be an even remotely good idea? We're just thinking that if you're living in a small space and occasionally want to keep tabs on your weight, this Ultra Portable Digit Bathroom... [More]


Agent Provocateur Matinee Kimono

How much would you love to slip into a gorgeous lace kimono after a long day at work? We'd L-O-V-E to take a soothing lavender bubble bath, sip a glass of wine and drape the Agent Provocateur Matinee Kimono ($900) on our pristine refreshed skin.... [More]


Hand-blocked Leaf Quilt

The last time we tried to make our own quilt we ended up spending a Benjamin for a hot mess we embarrassingly called bedding. This time we're just gonna leave it to the pros. This Hand-blocked Leaf Quilt ($100) is hand printed and quilted by artisans in India so each... [More]


Parcel of Chevre Buttons

Yes, this Parcel of Chevre Buttons ($40) from Harley Farms is the perfect gift for a best friend who just landed a job promotion, or a sister who just had a new baby, but you deserve something special, too. Didn't you just do some laundry, or clean your kitchen, or... [More]


Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Seriously, is there anything Burt's Bees makes that we don't love? We think not. Their Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6) are perfect for keeping your face glowing and clean on those last minute road trips where you end up sleeping in a parking lot off PCH on the boarder of California... [More]


By Malene Birger Essya Blouse

We're imagining pairing this By Malene Birger Essya Blouse ($79 on sale) with our favorite skinny jeans and chunky heels, or a pair of sleek black corduroy pants. A little boho, a little hippie-chic, we're obsessed in a non-creepy love notes kind of way. We just know we'd be so... [More]


Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex

Apparently, from what we've read in the reviews, Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex ($85) is like the fountain of youth in a bottle. Remove those fine lines and wrinkles, and add a fresh looking glow with just a little rub-a-dub to your face. Juan Ponce de Leon would be pleased.... [More]


Mustasche Memo Game

Bordering between creepy and totally cool, the Mustasche Memo Game ($25) totally kicks the trash out of the memory game we played as kids. Forget baby animals and their mommas, pairing two sides of a mustache is infinitely cooler. And it virtually guarantees your kids a good start to being... [More]


Lines Notebook

Wide lined, half lined, blank, or squares, the Lines Notebook ($9) is designed for creative note taking. We think the half lined book is perfect for using as a recipe book or travel log, the blank book for sketching or design, wide lines turn into snippets of lyrics and book... [More]


Botot Toothpaste

One year before our great nation declared its independence, King Louis XV of France was brushing his teeth with the same Botot Toothpaste ($11) you see here. Well, maybe not the same exact tube (let's not be too literal, thank you very much), but the same formula. Botot is thought... [More]


Lewis and Clark Belle Hop Passport Case

Fabulous new haircut? Check. Favorite bikini? Check. New York Times Best Seller for laying out by the pool and doing nothing but reading and drinking margaritas? Check. Stylish case for carrying your passport? Check, thanks to the Lewis and Clark Belle Hop Passport Case ($15). Vacation romance? That one's on... [More]


Dr. Frybrain's Pumpkin Embalmer

It's been a few years since we've carved pumpkins for Halloween because it's always such a mess when they rot and decay on our doorstep. We pass it off as 'zombie pumpkin', but really, it's just gross. This year we're going to give Dr. Frybrain's Pumpkin Embalmer ($6) a shot.... [More]


Light Elements Defining Whip

Listen up, you fine haired sistas! Aveda's Light Elements Defining Whip ($24) adds texture and hold to your hair without weighing it down. So, we don't need to be hating on all those ladies with crazy thick hair. At least not out loud. And yes, you lucky ducks with thick... [More]

Personal Shopper Coral Lipstick Vanessa

Personal Shopper: Perfect shade of coral for lipstick lovin' Vanessa

Vanessa writes: "Hi, I was so excited to read your article about the J. Crew lipstick by Poppy King. I have been admiring the J. Crew Models' lipsticks for quite a few catalogs now. It's the PERFECT shade of coral that I have been looking to wear NOW--but--unfortunately, J. Crew's... [More]


Hipp! Designs Matryoshka Tray

Don't even think about using these Hipp! Designs Matryoshka Trays ($26 each) for sledding this winter. Handcrafted from Scandinavian birch, we think these would make an awesome accompaniment to your frozen TV dinners in front of the boob tube. They're just in time for all the fall shows that are... [More]


Victoria's Secret Gorgeous Embroidered Push-Up Bra

Ooooooh lala! The Victoria's Secret Gorgeous Embroidered Push-Up Bra ($52) is pretty and very functional. This padded bra offers maximum lift and it can be converted 5 ways - classic, halter, cross-back , low-back or low-back halter. You will surely surprise your latest fling when you meet in the conference... [More]


Tricks & Treats Bundle

As much as we thought the lady down the street who gave out pencils or toothbrushes for Halloween was a buzz kill, we can't help but think how cool this Tricks & Treats Hand Sanitizer Bundle ($3 for 5- on sale!) would be for handing out on Halloween night, or... [More]


Handy Manual Shredder

The Handy Manual Shredder ($45) protects your assets in two ways: One, it shreds important documents and receipts, and two, it builds muscles while you're manually cranking the handle. Crooks can't get your info in your trash, and a purse snatcher will have another thing coming to him when he... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Gilden Tree Terra Cotta Body Buffer

Don't get mistaken for dry wood this fall. Nobody likes rubbing against bark under the wool blanket come bed time. Buff it out with Gilden Tree Terra Cotta Body Buffer ($9) and your man will think he's shacking up with a fluffy cuddly polar bear (no implications of bestiality intended).... [More]


Camilla Engdahls Arla Birds

A little bird told us that you'd love these little Camilla Engdahls Arla Birds ($60). Designed to be used as a catch-all for jewelry, keys or coins, you can also turn them into a little serving dish in your kitchen. We think these would make cute little kitschy items for... [More]

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Lime Oil

She put the lime in the coconut... and made Aussie Lime Pie. She put Lime Oil ($6) with the coconut and ate it all up. Docta! We say, Docta!... [More]

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Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

We get you're a busy woman (and that Fall TV is baaaack), but you still want a great read to snuggle up to in bed. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger ($7) is one of those reads. Full of macabre humor, irony, and symbolism, you've still got a dense read, just... [More]


DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Daily Dress

All we want to do is run through a field of daisies or spend the entire day wandering a magic woodland when we wear this flowy DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Daily Dress ($315). We'd be more than happy to weave flowers into our hair and eat berries we've plucked from... [More]


Zadro Nano-UV Wand

We didn't intend to come out of the movie Contagion even more germaphobic than we started, but now we're about to start busting out a Zadro Nano-UV Wand ($161) like a lightsaber anytime anyone gets near our stuff. In just 10 seconds you can kill 99.99% of bacteria and virus'... [More]


IDEA International Gold Playing Cards

If you liked those monochromatic playing cards we featured yesterday but were hoping for something a bit more Beyonce Kanye glamorous, check out these IDEA International Gold Playing Cards ($17). This time, if someone tries to snoop at your cards, not only will it be hard to see what you're... [More]


theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette

Outblush, Meet Matt(e) ($35). Matt(e), meet Outblush. You two should get along famously, what with Outblush's need for all things sexified and Matt(e)'s need for anything sexy to lay his matte palms on. Just keep it above the neck, have Outblush home by midnight and y'all have fun now! Editor... [More]


Vintage Favor Box

What wedding reception would be complete without a little gift box for every one of the 86 relatives you had to invite? We say fill these stylish little Vintage Favor Boxes ($37 for 25) with old fashioned candy, or some scented soaps for a easy and totally modern party favor.... [More]


The TIGI No More Bad Hair Days Giveaway ends TONIGHT, so enter now!

Y'all, we've been laughing ourselves silly over your worst-hairdo-ever story entries posted on our TIGI No More Bad Hair Days Giveaway. From mullets to bad perms to questionable dye jobs, it sounds like just about all of you have had a run-in or three with Bad Hair Days, Months, or... [More]


CB2 Pod Bowl Set

Who says that only peas go in a pod? This Pod Bowl Set ($60) from CB2 would be perfect for all sorts of things that are infinitely more delicious than peas: M&Ms, pistachios, chocolate covered almonds, pretzels, etc. Theoretically, you could use them as decor or for something like potpourri,... [More]


Buttermilk Pancake Gift Box

Turn your own kitchen in your own personal IHOP (Or according to a hotel in San Francisco we stayed at, House of International pancakes, HIP.) Whip up your own grand slam with this awesome Buttermilk Pancake Gift Box ($15), minus the soggy bacon, undercooked eggs, and dry orange slice. But... [More]


Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Crème

We don't mind the truth, but no one wants to hear that they're looking like they've been socked in the face with a bag of salt. Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Crème ($45) helps diminish puffiness and smooth fine lines so you can pass for 25 again. True story!... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Awesome Office Decor for Emily

Emily writes: "Hello Outblush! I just began a new job and acquired a fancy new office. Now I need to find something fabulous to adorn it's barren walls. As far as my tastes go, I'm gearing up to purchase this print: I also am the proud owner of the... [More]

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Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum

Roses are red, violets are blue, and our skin is looking less than fabulous. How about you? Thank goodness for Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum ($75), an intense cocktail of rose stem cells (no, not the stem cells of wee little human babies) and vitamin C. Considering our lack... [More]


Hamilton Beach Damask Slow Cooker

Crock pot weather is coming! Well, actually, we use crock pots year round. You can't beat a dinner that involves throwing a breast of chicken and a jar of salsa in a pot and then going to work and coming home to a ready meal. if you're not crockin' up,... [More]


Ultraflesh Perfect Reds 6-Piece

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Matte finish for a matte day. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND! SHINE SHINE SHINE! Ultraflesh Perfect Reds 6-Piece ($29) comes with three shades of lip stick, each in a shine and matte finish. Perfect Reds for the perfect week.... [More]


Monochromatic Deck of Cards

We wouldn't recommend these for drinking games or magic tricks, but if you're having a classy poker party and want a cut above your standard playing cards, these Monochromatic Decks ($17) are pretty slick. They'd certainly make it more challenging to sneak a peek at what's in your neighbor's hand.... [More]


Crayola Collector's Colors Box Set

Is the best part of a new school year not a fresh batch of school supplies? (Some of you may believe it's back to school clothes shopping, but those of us editors who spent our years in uniforms wholeheartedly disagree.) Get a little something extra when you splurge on a... [More]


Mor Cosmetics Little Luxuries Cassis Noir Perfume Oil

Fall is no time to smell like a dame of the fairy flower kingdom. That is sooo summer 2011. Class it up with Mor Cosmetics Little Luxuries Cassis Noir Perfume Oil ($18), a cinematic approach to autumn. Cinnamon, Bulgaria rose and black currant blend perfectly with winter winds, wood burning... [More]


Jo Cupcake Brains! Cupcake Kit

Ah, Halloween. The time of year when all sorts of creepy crawly edibles arrive, including many options that give us the option to groan "braaaaainnsss" with sweet-tooth driven glee. this Jo Cupcake Brains! Cupcake Kit ($6) makes putting together gooey gross treats a snap. We have to say though, we'd... [More]


Newsies: The Collector's Edition

If you were utterly convinced you'd marry Jack Kelly when you grew up, and that Crutchy was going to be the best man, then you'll be delighted to hear that Newsies is coming to Broadway OH MY GOD!!! Most of us, though, don't live near New York City/can't afford Broadway... [More]


Cheap Thrill:Sircuit Skin Choc Lip

What was that? Did you just give us a valid excuse to rub chocolate all over our mouth every hour of every day? Why thanks, Sircuit Skin Choc Lip ($8). Don't mind if we do! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap... [More]


Point Person Scarf

Out of morbid curiosity, we hit eBay this morning and searched for Target Missoni. And got twenty-seven thousand results, including a hundred-dollar bath mat. So ladies, we're in public service mode right now. If you missed out on the crazy and NEED to spend money on something with zigzags on... [More]


Retro Handlebar Mustache sunglasses

Two words: incognito hipster Retro Handlebar Mustache Sunglasses ($12)... [More]


Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away

Away! Be gone with your, dark circles. We need not your presence in this place. In fact, Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away ($55) is here to escort you off the premises, out of these castle walls and into the moat where the Death Eaters are ready to feast upon your... [More]


Parada Creations I am a Big Deal Print

Confession time: All of us Outblush editors have this "I am a Big Deal" Print ($11). We are totally Big Deals. You can be too, just start a blog. That's the beauty of the internet.... [More]


Personal Shopper: A Lookalike Chevron Dress for Kelsea

Kelsea writes: "Well hello ladies, On Monday night, HGTV aired the latest episode of "Design Star" and the ever-adorable Genevieve was wearing an amazing black and white chevron frock at the judging. You can see it in the awkward photo I snapped of the TV mid-show. I'd love to find... [More]


Carla Mancini Animal Cross Body Bag in Zebra Print

A while back, somebody told us all of the animal print in our closet made us look like a hooker. And after a lot of foul mouthed muttering, we begrudgingly packed it up and sent it off to Goodwill. But we miss that wild side of our wardrobe (even if... [More]


Boo - The Life of the World's Cutest Dog

How can it possibly only be Wednesday? We are over this week. Time to shirk work responsibilities and look at cute animal videos on the internet. Except...what's this? Our evil office has blocked our use of YouTube?! Outrage! It's times like this when having a copy of Boo - The... [More]


Eco Highlighters

Calling all college-attending Outblush readers! We dunno about you, but we used to go through MANY packages of highlighters each semester - we were a bit OCD about highlighting "important" bits of text. And more than once, we opened our backpacks to find that our traditional ink highlighters had exploded,... [More]


Stila In the Light Palette

Star light, star bright, first star anyone sees tonight is going to be us, thanks to the Stila In the Light Palette ($39). Ten delightful shimmery shadows light up the face in ways we thought only surprising nude shots and military welcome home reunions could. We're glad to we can... [More]


Doca Pet DogFace

A durable rubber dog toy that looks like a classic green army man is pretty phenomenal in and of itself. Add to it the fact that this DogFace Toy ($16) from Doca Pet smells like peanut butter and we can't resist buying it for our favorite pooch. Mmmm, can you... [More]


Recycled Cotton Animal Stoles

Hot: fur stoles Not hot: Getting doused in red paint by PETA enthusiasts. (Also, that whole killing animals for fashion thing.) Hot: Recycled Cotton Animal Stoles ($28) that are both cute and sustainable Not hot: Being late to work because you couldn't decide which adorable woodland creature matched your outfit... [More]


Cake Beauty Unsweet

Not every day is a day that requires going to the office smelling like a bed of roses. Sometimes, we feel like we smell sweet enough as it is. Cake Beauty Unsweet ($22) has all the nourishing and moisturizing benefits of Cake's original and much loved scented lotions without the... [More]


Steve Madden Bittter Pumps

Hey Sparkles, what up girl? Not much - I just went shopping and bought some fabulous Steve Madden Bittter Pumps ($100) to go with my new iPhone case. We may be nearing time for an intervention. When are you even going to wear those? Oh, now I know why they... [More]


Pewter Measuring Cup Stand

Much to the chagrin of our mothers, boyfriends, and house guests, we find it easiest to leave the kitchen tools we use most often set out on the counter instead of buried in a drawer with our myriad spoons, spatulas, and random single-function gadgets. Measuring cups are one of the... [More]


Willow Organics Porcelain Perfect Mask

Favorite thing to do in the shower: exfoliate Favorite fantasy movie as a child: Willow Favorite facial cleanser that combines the two: Willow Organics Porcelain Perfect Mask ($27). Well, actually it has nothing to do with the movie Willow whatsoever. But the fact that this stuff leaves our faces smoother... [More]


Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: If the Star Wars Characters Lived in Our World [Infographic]

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


Zara Lace Sweatshirt

There is no greater fashion find for us than clothing that feels like pajamas but looks like we put effort into getting dressed. This Zara Lace Sweatshirt ($40) falls into that category beautifully. Feeling like a shlub has never looked so elegant! Though, it is worth noting that no matter... [More]


Eric Pfeiffer Wood Whale

We like having our desk littered with various critters, and if we can find cute animals that serve a purpose, we feel they're totally justified. Meet the newest addition to our collection, Eric Pfeiffer's Wood Whale ($60). Our favorite feature is the way he keeps track of our phone, but... [More]


Skinnygirl Lace Shaping Cami

Shapewear is awesome. We love what it does for our figures and are happy to strut our stuff with sucked-in confidence. But then there comes the terrifying moment when we realize our contoured curves might actually get us some and there's going to be a point in the night when... [More]


Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer for Men

Dear Josh McKinley: Please, stop being such a bitchy queen on Project Runway, and stop throwing other designers under the bus every chance you get. We realize you're doing it to get yourself screen time (which will make the producers want to keep you around longer, so props to you... [More]


Baby Fortune Cookie Slippers

We never need any encouragement to nibble on baby toes, but if we spotted a little one wearing these Fortune Cookie Slippers ($28), we're pretty sure it would take a team of seven men to restrain us from running across the room squealing at the cuteness as we prepare to... [More]


Morph Vase

Now here's a water balloon we can get into using as adults. These Morph Vases ($54) will only hold a few stems, but their unique shape makes them a piece that can always be on display. Plus, they bring out our inner seven year old who just loves balloons. (They... [More]


Incase Crystal iPhone Case

We've extolled the virtues of iPhone cases from Incase before. This Crystal Slider Case ($22) comes with an added benefit: now people can store your contact information as 'Sparkles' - just what you've always wanted.... [More]


Vapour Organic Aura Multi-Use Stain

The one thing we most look forward to during winter (outside of bulky sweaters that hide winter weight) is hot mulled wine. But like any other season, it seems impossible not to leave a big fat lipstick stain on the rim of the glass. Switch over to Vapour Organic Aura... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Dress for Kelly's Black Tie Event in NYC

Kelly writes: "I have a black tie wedding in New York City next month for my best friend and it's my first time in the big apple! I have recently lost about 15 lbs and have nothing I can wear and am not sure what to go looking for. I... [More]


Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream

While we always keep hand lotion in our purses, it's time to step it up a notch for the cooler weather. We're turning to a 1 oz. tube of Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream ($8). It's thick, but not greasy, lightly "spa" scented like all Bliss products, and keeps our... [More]

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Buckle Bangle

My Buckle Bangles ($22 each) Refuse to hold up my pants Just jingle, jangle... [More]


Cheap Thrill: Etac Long Hair Comb

You know, for combing your back hair. Etac Long Hair Comb ($12) What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

Burberry Body Perfume

Burberry Body Perfume

Perfume-aholics will be enamored with the sweet smell of Burberry Body Perfume ($55). This scent-sational fragrance consists of absinthe, peach, freesia, iris, sandalwood, amber, musk and creamy vanilla.... [More]


Squishy Bowl Set

Prone to breaking things? Don't like pouring things out of bowls and cups because it makes a mess? Faced with very limited storage space at work? (Like, you're a bicycle cop?) Just have some aggressions to work out? Then we know what you need. You need the squishy bowl set... [More]


Keratase Resistance Lait Volumintense

Winter wind does the same for your hair that summer humidity does: jack shiz. Pump up your locks with Keratase Resistance Lait Volumintense ($38) to do for your hair what freezing temperatures do the opposite of. Not that anyone will see you hair since it will be tucked under a... [More]


Boskke Sky Planter

We urban dwellers love the idea of growing our own plants and gardens, but come to halting screech when we're faced with the idea of loading our patios with ugly plastic topsy turvys. We might as well use toilets as patio furniture. When we discovered the Boskke Sky Planter ($35)... [More]


Duarte's Tavern Gift Box

Tucked away in the hills of Pescadero, CA, Duarte's Tavern is hailed by the James Beard Foundation as an American Classic. If you can't make it to sample some of their famous pies, seafood dishes, or sandwiches, grab a Duarte's Tavern Gift Box ($40). Full of five signature favorites like... [More]


Prtty Peaushun Tightening Body Lotion

While we may not agree with the spelling of the name, we do agree with feeling like super model astronauts floating through space trying to apply Prtty Peaushun Tightening Body Lotion ($36) in zero gravity. There's something about the packaging that reminds us of "floating" through the hallway in 2nd... [More]

Nadri Filigree Cuff

Nadri Filigree Cuff

We're always up for bling especially when it has a vintage charm about it! The Nadri Filigree Cuff ($348) is a piece of arm candy we'd love to have in our collection. The rose gold is one of our favorites because it's not something we see every day, but if... [More]


Artful Flyers

We're pretty sure as a kid we would have preferred one of these Artful Flyers ($9) in our stocking to the orange and nuts that no one ever ate. In fact, we'd prefer these rubber band airplanes in our stocking now, preferably to have races in which the loser has... [More]