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Doutblush: Dishwashers

These days, there are so many "time-saving" kitchen appliances being marketed toward the home chef that we're starting to get offended. We mean, we spend hours in front of our stoves stirring, sautéing, and flambéing. We suffer for our edible art! The last thing we want is an appliance, like... [More]

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Doubtblush: Be&D Big City Sneaker

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

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Sunday Riley Dimples Blush

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Riley Dimples Blush ($30). Same results, every day. Gotta love consistency.... [More]

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Plunge Playsuit

Pardon us: it's not a romper. It's a playsuit. We're not sure exactly what games the Plunge Playsuit ($72) from SABO SKIRT is designed for, but we can feel confident we'll look adorable while playing them. Loving the open cut to the back and the sash-style belt.... [More]

 

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Kate Spade iPad Sleeve

As if we needed any encouragement. Kate Spade Play Hooky iPad Sleeve ($50)... [More]

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philosophy take a deep breath energizing oxygen gel cream moisturizer

Even though the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing, we're still stuck in this drab office with no ventilation and three more hours of required work. During these days where the only fresh air we get comes during those small moments when the office door is open to... [More]

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Overboard Dress

Overboard: it was a truly great movie (admit it), and it's an even more stellar dress. We plan on doing quite a bit of yachting this summer (handsome readers with yachts, please take note), and we can't think of a better frock for enjoying some quality time on the high... [More]

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Jeffrey Campbell Audrey Pump

Since we've been going crazy purchasing a color-saturated spring wardrobe, we figured we better invest in a good pair of nude heels, which are great for pairing with bold prints and bright florals. Enter the Jeffrey Campbell Audrey Pump ($150). We didn't want your usual run-of-the-mill shoe, and the Audrey... [More]

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Domestic Cat Zoology Poster

The Evolution Store's Domestic Cat Zoology Poster ($119) is turning your idea of cat lady wall art upside down. Instead of wallpapering your cubicle with kitten calendars, this relatively spooky poster - which is reprinted from a vintage German educational chart - can creep out your coworkers for entirely different... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Avon Foot Works Beautiful Lavender 5-Piece Hot Deal

We were tooling around the internet, innocently looking for things to spend our hard-earned money on, when BAM! Avon informed us that Mother's Day was less than two months away. Snap, we thought, guess we should buy Mom something instead. So on Avon's good advice, we picked up their Foot... [More]

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Williams-Sonoma Bunny Tiny Taper Holders

Since we've been lazy about putting our St. Patrick's Day Mardi Gras decorations away, we're keeping the Easter decor simple. A few of these Williams-Sonoma Bunny Tiny Taper Holders ($20 for 4) are all we really need to deck out our table. And since Easter is seriously just around the... [More]

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Clean Bottle

We don't like to think about what's lurking at the bottom of our water bottle. We scrub and wash as best we can, but we're too lazy to buy a special dish brush just to get to the bottom of our bottle. Someone must've been in the same situation when... [More]

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Nina Gwenyth Crystal Foliage Hair Pins

According to all the "OMG My bridesmaids need a dress for my wedding in two weeks HELPMENOWPLEASE" Personal Shoppers we've received in the past two weeks, we're guessing there are a lot of brides out there trying to finalize last minute details. Let us help you out by suggesting these... [More]

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Envelope Clutch

This envelope clutch ($57) from Nila Anthony is so darned cute, we could put a stamp on it. Even better? It comes in your choice of neon: pink or yellow. Bonus.... [More]

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Riedel Grape Champagne Coupes

We'll drink champagne out of any glass it's served in, but lately we've been wishing for a more classic shape than the flute we know and love. Blame it on Mad Men if you'd like, but the retro look of these Riedel Grape Champagne Coupes ($49 for 2) has us... [More]

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butter LONDON 'Lippy' Lip Gloss

We heart butter. Not just the stuff that made Paula Deen famous. But the beauty brand, too. And now we have five new reasons to profess our love. Here we have their new butter LONDON 'Lippy' Lip Gloss ($17). That's right, lip gloss. The company that makes some of the... [More]

 

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ALDO Scarpone Boots

We spent many a rainy day in our angsty teenage years insisting we wear our Chucks, despite the resulting soggy socks and freezing toes. We may have traded in our beat-up tennis shoes for kitten heels, but we can still appreciate these ALDO Scarpone Boots ($40 on sale) for wet... [More]

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Stella & Dot Serenity Necklace

Oooh, pretty! The Stella & Dot Serenity Necklace ($208) is one of those statement necklaces that can go with just about everything. It's way more multipurpose than something with more flash or heft. We can toss this on with our beach wear for a sun-filled day on the pier, or... [More]

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Evian Facial Spray

During the summer we turned sixteen, we worked at this hoity-toity hotel down in South Beach as a poolside concierge. Really, all we did was walk around in clothes guests could purchase from the gift shop, offering to mist people in the face with chilled Evian Facial Spray ($11). It... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Tulip Georgette Halter Dress

Betsey Johnson just split up her clothing line into the pricier Betsey Johnson Collection and just plain ol' Betsey Johnson - but whatever you call it, we're just glad we have a more affordable way to enjoy the spunky lady's girly dresses. The Betsey Johnson Tulip Georgette Halter Dress ($148)... [More]

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Culinary Salsa Growing Kit

Sure, it takes a bit more time than popping out to the 7-Eleven - but think how much more rewarding it will be when you successfully grow your own salsa! This Culinary Salsa Growing Kit ($70) includes seeds for tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro - everything you need to make... [More]

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Fossil Stella Watch

Forget rose gold or tortoise or chocolate or whatever fancy shmancy watch tone is in right now. This Fossil Stella Stainless Steel Watch in Purple ($135) is where it's at. Anyone can rock a gold boyfriend watch, and in fact, everyone is. Stand apart with your own statement timepiece in... [More]

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Kum PenPass

This daringly green "pen" hides a secret: remove the cap, and with a flick of your ninja wrist, the Kum PenPass ($15) reveals itself to be not a pen at all, but a compass. It's a dream come true for the .0005% of the population who get their kicks by... [More]

Personal Shopper Pink Leather Gloves For Jane

Personal Shopper: Pink Leather Gloves To Complete Jane's Pretty Ensemble

Jane writes: "I'm looking for some sophisticated choices for dusty pink or rose colored gloves (preferably leather for driving) to match my Marc Jacobs vintage rose scarf. I will be pairing with a black/grey Banana Republic coat and would love any suggestions you may have! Thank you!" Dearest Jane! Carlota... [More]

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Intoxicase Plus

Those awkward moments where you realize you're without a bottle opener, and didn't get twist-offs? That's how teeth and furniture get chipped. With the Intoxicase Plus ($45), you'll have the tool you need included with the one thing you absolutely never forget to bring with you: your phone. The Intoxicase... [More]

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Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil

So after a year of growing out our eyebrows in an attempt to completely reshape them just before our husband returned from his yearlong business trip, we discovered that our eyebrows are just patchy no matter how infrequently we pluck them. And instead of settling for sparse brows, we fought... [More]

 

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P90X2 Ultimate

You tried P90X once. At least thirty whole days of it. You'd seen those inspiring before-and-after photos and dared to dream the dream. At the end, your skinny college jeans continued to mock you. Perhaps it's time to take it to the next level, to put yourself through a level... [More]

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Harmony Dress

We know Saint Patrick's Day is already behind us, but why not plan ahead for next year? Instead of that clever "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" t-shirt you've been sporting, channel your love of the green in this Harmony Dress ($90) by BB Dakota. We think it's far more likely to... [More]

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Tooth Fairy Pillow

We couldn't think of a cuter way for kids to welcome the tooth fairy into their rooms than with the Tooth Fairy Pillow ($15) by NewMomDesigns. They can tuck their tooth into the front door and the tooth fairy will fly in, stay a while, and leave behind a little... [More]

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The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Conditioner

We love all-natural beauty products, but they tend to be really expensive. Especially products with argan oil. But The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Conditioner ($17) is actually affordable, yet surprisingly effective for its price. The founder of this company was seeking out a way to soothe his... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Benefit They're Real! Mascara Deluxe Mini

Nearly everything from Benefit finds its place on our feature page at some point in its life. So you might recognize the They're Real! Mascara, but what's new is the fact that it's a mini. The They're Real! Mascara Deluxe Mini ($10) comes out just in time to fit in... [More]

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Hamilton Beach Icy Treats Ice Shaver

We have three words for you regarding the Icy Treats Ice Shaver: Slurpees at home! And slushies and snow cones, of course. Take the healthy route and spike yours with fruit juices, or do what you know you really want to do: load it up with sugar-tastic syrups in not-even-remotely... [More]

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Schuler & Sons Pulled Tide Wedges

We're seeing this lovely shade springing up everywhere lately, and are we glad. The turquoise toes on the Schuler & Sons Pulled Tide Wedges ($198) are pretty and pastel without verging on the soft baby blue that would be better off as crib bedding. We're especially digging the super on-trend... [More]

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Goody Wave Creator Iron

Our husband walked up behind us as we were checking out this Goody Wave Creator Iron ($33) online, remarking "Honey, we already have something like that in the closet. We don't need a new one." This is not, in fact, something you hide in a velvet bag in the closet.... [More]

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Penelope Crochet Overlay One Piece Swimsuit

Are you ready to trade in your one-piece suit for a two-piece? We're taking baby steps and compromising with the Penelope Crochet Overlay One Piece Swimsuit ($130) from Robin Piccone. It's got all the sexiness of a teeny bikini with all the tummy support of a one-piece. It hides those... [More]

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Coffee Joulies

Don't believe in magic? Then you obviously haven't tried out Coffee Joulies ($50 for 5). Toss one in your mug and your coffee instantly cools down to perfectly drinkable temperature. That's right - no more burning the roof of your mouth and spitting black gold all over your keyboard. And... [More]

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Vanilla Druzy Gold Necklace

We've been wearing an agate necklace similar to the Vanilla Druzy Gold Necklace ($49) by Friedasophie Jewelry for some time now. Every time we've got it on, someone comments on how pretty it is. This is our way of strongly suggesting you nab this one up before it's gone. You... [More]

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Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia Body Lotion

Everything is coming up gardenias. That's the saying, right? Well, so long as we are wearing Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia Body Lotion ($50), it is. Red berries and pear mixed with the familiar scents of patchouli and brown sugar (and, you know, gardenia) create a springtime bouquet that is... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Gift for Taylor's Girlfriend

Taylor writes, "I'm looking for a present for my girlfriend. Its not any special occasion other than I haven't seen her in a about three months. I was browsing your website and came across a lot of good ideas and wanted to know if you had any good suggestions for... [More]

Mackenzie Polka Dot Swimsuit

Mackenzie Polka Dot Swimsuit

The Mackenzie Polka Dot Swimsuit ($34 on sale) reminds us of a scoop of refreshing Neapolitan ice cream - rich milk chocolate splashed with white dots and trimmed with a ribbon of strawberry pink.... [More]

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Pipe Hurricane Outdoor Tea Light Holder

Daydream about throwing a fairy-tale-perfect backyard summer dinner party? Pick up a few of these Pipe Hurricane Outdoor Tea Light Holders ($35) and you'll be well on your way to Martha Stewart-worthy ambiance. The Pipe can be hammered into any convenient piece of wood: tree trunk, trellis, fence or shed.... [More]

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Go Crazy Leggings

Choosing to not wear pants is fun! So why should you opt for boring leggings? We love these ultra-colorful Go Crazy Leggings ($18) - and for the price, there's no excuse not to pick up a pair or two.... [More]

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Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Sure, you could spend a hour or so at your vanity using a curling rod to get "just spent the day at the beach" wavy hair. We prefer jumping out of the shower, combing our locks, and spritzing on a bit of Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray ($6) by... [More]

Nostalgia Electrics Pigs In A Blanket Maker

Nostalgia Electrics Pigs In A Blanket Maker

Hot-diggity-dog! Pigs in a blanket are definitely one of our all-time favorite snacks when we're not watching our calories. We're going to invest in a Nostalgia Electrics Pigs In A Blanket Maker ($20) to cook these puppies up in the middle of the night.... [More]

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Bunny Rabbit Necklace

Not into all the floral and frills that go hand-in-hand with Easter Sunday? We don't blame you. It can get a little...fussy. Trade in pastels and heels for a smaller homage to the holiday with the Bunny Rabbit Necklace ($21) by SilentRoses. It's still on the cutesy side, but it's... [More]

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Anthropologie Chalkboard Spice Jars

Despite the name, you can certainly keep more than just spices in these Chalkboard Spice Jars ($10). They also make great holders for herbs... but be careful what you label them. We just drew a smiley face on ours. :)... [More]

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Walking Dead Board Game

You've seen the show. You've read the comic books. You've even got a t-shirt or two. Still craving more zombie-busting action? Lucky for you, there's the Walking Dead Board Game ($40). You and up to three of your favorite survivalists can fight your way through post-apocalyptic Atlanta, searching for canned... [More]

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Tinley Road Color Block Shoulder Dress

Want a frock that actually can transition from work to evening fun, as opposed to all those too-short, too-tight, too-low dresses touted as work-to-play by a lot of designers? Available in two color combos, this perfectly tailored Tinley Road Color Block Shoulder Dress ($59) really can live in both worlds.... [More]

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Apothia IF Eau de Parfum

We've got one thing on our mind this spring and that's meetin' us some boys. We heard from makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff that wearing Apothia IF Eau de Parfum ($85) is a surefire way to accomplish that goal. So we bought both the 50ml and the sample size of this... [More]

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Purple Lace Leather Card Case

With all of the money we spend on clutches, handbags, and totes, you'd think we'd carry them more often. Nope. Half the time, we can be seen leaving the house with our Purple Lace Leather Card Case ($39) by tovicorrie. It's the perfect size for a few credit cards, ID,... [More]

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Cypress Wall Vase

How is it that these Cypress Wall Vases ($18) vaguely remind us of human femurs, and yet continue to be adorably chic? It's a beautiful mystery, and also a simple, lovely way to add a little floral brightness to your living room.... [More]

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Gaelic Poesy Rings

Though Gaelic may not be a Romance language, these Gaelic Poesy Love Rings ($20) are certainly a gift befitting a loved one! In case your history lessons didn't cover jewelry, poesy rings date back to the Middle Ages. And in case you opted for Spanish instead of Gaelic in high... [More]

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HerStyler Vitamin E Hair Serum

We're glad the weather is finally warming up, but the grey drizzle that's accompanying the higher temps has our hair doing strange things. We need to get it under control, STAT. Though the HerStyler Vitamin E Hair Serum ($50) is on the pricey side, we're willing to cough up the... [More]

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Plan Toys Push Along Duck

We're not sure when the last time you were in a Toys 'R' Us was - we hope for your sake it was a long time ago, when it seemed like a happy place full of things you wanted as opposed to a dark hellhole full of screaming children -... [More]

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Personal Shopper: An Oops-Proof Graduation Dress for Elle-the-Wardrobe-Malfunction-Prone

Elle wrote: "Hey ladies! You helped me out with killer post-breakup haircut makeover that won me compliments from friends and strangers alike. So of course I'd turn to you with my next dilemma. I'm graduating in May (finally) in what I hope will be an outdoor, sunny ceremony. The problem?... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Blue Q This Economy Sucks Coin Purse

The economy may be getting better, but with gas prices on the rise, we're still finding ourselves penny-pinching. If it doesn't fit in this Blue Q This Economy Sucks Coin Purse ($4), we can't spend it! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy!... [More]

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Laura Geller Dream Creams Lip Palette

If you package a product beautifully and give it a name that rhymes, it's nearly impossible to pass up. Luckily for us, the Laura Geller Dream Creams Lip Palette ($25) doesn't disappoint and actually lives up to the standards its catchy name implies. We like to wear all four shades... [More]

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Bottega Veneta Color-Block Satin-Jersey and Silk Dress

We're wavering on whether or not we have the guts to wear the Bottega Veneta Color-Block Satin-Jersey and Silk Dress ($1,400). That's a lotta color! The dress is a combo of flame-red jersey and electric-pink silk and Bottega Veneta suggests pairing it with yellow heels. If we were bold enough... [More]

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Ellen Forney Wedding Invitations

Based on what we've been getting in the mail, overly ornate, embossed wedding invitations with a whole lot of cursive script and formalities seem to be a thing of the past. If caricature invites are on your bridal to-do list, check out these Ellen Forney Wedding Invitations (inquire), which are... [More]

Fossil Maddox Organizer Flap

Fossil Maddox Organizer Flap

A gal can never have too many handbags, especially when they're classic styles in fabulous colors. The Fossil Maddox Organizer Flap ($198) in sea green is stunning. This soft glazed leather flap bag can be worn as a crossbody or carried it by its top handle, and it can take... [More]

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LATHER Spa Deluxe Kit

You know those (not-so) cheap little "spa" kits where you might get two types of body cream and a shower gel? Yeah, well, they should just move right on along, because the LATHER Spa Deluxe Kit ($125) has just pwned them big time. It does include body whip and foamy... [More]

J Crew Savina Sandals

J.Crew Savina Studded Sandals

If you're looking to add some spunk to your favorite (but slighty boring) LBD, we suggest doing it with bright accessories. And the J.Crew Savina Studded Sandals ($265) are just what you need. Glossy green patent leather and gold studs make these sexy sandals must-haves.... [More]

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Floral Belted Dress

Talk about looking like an English country garden! The Floral Belted Dress ($90) at Oasis gives even the most cultivated flowerbed a run for its money. We, on the other hand, can give all our bride friends a run for their money when we wear this to a few spring... [More]

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Zoya Smoke Collection Sampler

No, we're not exactly current on this product, but the Zoya Smoke Collection Sampler ($48) from Fall 2011 sums up exactly how we feel about the trends of Spring 2012. We're not cheerful neon-wearing, colorblocking fairies 24/7/365. Sometimes, we're PMSing hard and want to smash in mailboxes all through this... [More]

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Cupcake Pan and Measuring Spoons Necklace

The only thing that could possibly make this Cupcake Pan and Measuring Spoons Necklace ($20) by Penelope's Porch any cuter would be the addition of the world's tiniest cupcakes. Though if we could really bake cupcakes the size of a pencil eraser, we'd have to eat fifty of them to... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: The Wet Brush

Where has The Wet Brush ($7) by Luxor Professional been all our lives? We've endured so many painful post-shower brush outs that when someone recommended we try this brush, we rolled our eyes at the thought that it could painlessly get through our knotted locks. We've been humbled! There's some... [More]

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Olsenboye Floral Backpack

Is it just us, or does anyone else remember Stephanie Tanner having a bag almost identical to the Olsenboye Floral Backpack ($30)? We can't find any proof (Internet, you have failed us!), but we're, like, ninety-seven percent sure. We digress. Floral is in, and who are we to stand in... [More]

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Nanette Lepore Coquette Bra Top & Nymph Button Bottom

This Nanette Lepore Coquette Bra Top & Nymph Button Bottom ($90 each) is one of those suits that makes us want to sit in the cabana drinking flavored rum drinks with big wedges of pineapple in them. It also makes us wish we had tanned, toned legs that went on... [More]

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ARCONA Mandarin Brightening Peel

In our early twenties, we stayed away from brightening creams and peels fearing that they would make our already pale skin even paler. Silly us. We didn't realize they were meant to improve our complexion, not turn us into Michael Jackson. The ARCONA Mandarin Brightening Peel ($78) improves uneven pigmentation... [More]

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The Hunger Games Got Sponsors Shirt

The internet has exploded with all things The Hunger Games, but that's to be expected, right? The internet is full of geeks like us who re-re-re-read The Hunger Games before standing in line sporting the The Hunger Games Got Sponsors Shirt ($15) on opening night. Well, we were the only... [More]

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Eloquii Colorblock Tie Waist Dress

Fellow "fiercely real" (um... Thanks, Tyra Banks?) femmes! Calling all curvaceous chiquitas! Ready to meet the perfect dress to wear to spring and summer garden weddings, brunch with your honey's parents, date night, casual Fridays with a cardigan, and so many other occasions? We'd like to introduce you to the... [More]

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Falling Behind Cutout Boots

Someone please reassure us that liking these Falling Behind Cutout Boots ($110) doesn't make us as delusional as HIMYM's Ted. We're pretty sure we could pair these suede booties with a cute denim skirt and a simple tank and not look too country-western-circa-1987. We'll just steer clear of cowboy hats.... [More]

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi UV Face Powder SPF 20 PA++

Our kabuki brush gets major mileage day after day. We use it for our powder foundation, blush, and bronzer. But it can finally take a break. The Koh Gen Do Maifanshi UV Face Powder SPF 20 PA++ ($42) works best when applied with a puff, not a brush. The pearl... [More]

Billabong Sun Is Shining Tank

Billabong Sun Is Shining Tank

One Love, One Heart. Let's get together and feel all right. The legendary lyrics of Bob Marley tunes bring an immediate smile to our faces in the spring. Since spring officially started this week, we think it's totally appropriate for us to wear our Billabong Sun Is Shining Tank.... [More]

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Jouer Tint

Picture this: You hit the snooze alarm one five too many times and suddenly, you've got less than twenty minutes to get to work. As Cathy would say, "ACK!" You throw on a wrap dress and flats, pull your hair into a low bun, and as you're brushing your teeth,... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Replicase Hard Crystal Air Jacket Case

Need to switch up your iPhone's look? Go for the Replicase Hard Crystal Air Jacket Case ($6). It's a great way to add neon to your spring wardrobe without having to commit to a wearable accessory. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy!... [More]

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Dorothy Perkins Colour Block Cross Body Bag

The Dorothy Perkins Colour Block Cross Body Bag ($55) is just what we've been looking for. We've wanted a new medium-sized bag for spring, but all the colorblocked bags in our price range have been on the bright neon side of the spectrum. This navy and pink bag adds just... [More]

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Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Gift Set

As soon as the Saint Patrick's Day decorations come down, our man piece starts sweating. We love him dearly, but anytime the temperature hits a degree over sixty, it's as if a werewolf moved in. This year we bought him the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Gift Set... [More]

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Sock It To Me Unicorns Knee High Socks

We know sock season is almost over, but we'll still eke out some usage of our favorite pairs, including our Sock It To Me Unicorns Knee High Socks ($9). Besides, during spring, we can go super casual on the weekends with shorts or short skirts paired with knee-highs. We'll totally... [More]

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Miss Jessie's Quick Curls

During the spring and summer months, it is just too darn hot to blow-dry our hair in the mornings. When we wake up sweaty, we know for sure that Miss Air Head is going to stay under the bathroom sink for at least the next twenty-four hours. Miss Jessie's Quick... [More]

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Warm Orange Red Bubble Hand Felted Wool Cat Bed

Is it a Tribble? Not exactly - it's your cat's dream come true. Everyone knows that kitties love small, bizarre spaces, and this Hand Felted Wool Cat Bed ($59) from Etsy seller vaivanat takes the trippy cake, meeting your furry roommate's wish-list of cat bed needs. At last, your forgotten... [More]

Cupcake Flavored Vodka Chiffon

Cupcake Flavored Vodka Chiffon

We so have a weakness for flavored vodkas. Can you imagine biting into a scrumptious lemon chiffon cupcake when you're really sipping a martini? Now you can do that even more easily. Cupcake Flavored Vodka Chiffon ($15)... [More]

J Crew Chino Shorts

J.Crew Chino Short

Props to J.Crew for jumping on the trend this spring. Their classic shorts have become super hip thanks to a burst of color. The J.Crew Chino Short ($45) is now available in bold and beautiful colors like lemon zest (shown here), grappa punch, casablanca blue, bright green, neon pink and... [More]

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Set

Bored with lip gloss and lipstick? We are too. And what's why we went looking for the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Set ($50). It applies like a gloss but dries and lasts like a lipstick. These colors from their Brights collection fit in perfectly with our over-the-top spring color... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: March 13, 2012

The weekly Purse Page poll is back! Our beloved editor and compiler of the polls over there got sick - so before we move forward we'd like to hear a sympathy awww from everybody. We can't hear you. Okay, that was better. This week the selections run from chic and... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Denim Shirt for Mackenzie

Mackenzie writes: Hi Outblush! I'm looking for a cute, relatively cheap button down denim top for spring. Help me pleaseee :)) Hey Mackenzie! Robin here - I see why you're looking for a relatively cheap denim shirt. I was surprised at how many were coming in over the $100 mark.... [More]

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Wallis Mint Floral Print Scarf

A floral print that isn't overly girly can be hard to come by, but this Mint Floral Print Scarf ($28) nails it with its oversize blooms and cool color palette. We'll be wearing this around our neck while the weather is chilly, but you'll also see it tied around our... [More]

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L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Collector's Edition

Oooooh, pretty packaging! We love it when companies pull out all the stops for a collector's edition of one of their products. L'Occitane did an exceptional job with their Shea Butter Hand Cream Collector's Edition ($28). We weren't exactly collectors of their hand creams before, but after being roped in... [More]

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You Tell Us: Jessie Williams Junkie Crop Leggings

Did you guys know that Zooey Deschanel went to West Beverly High? We don't need you to tell us that the styling here is pretty Doubtblush-worthy. (For that matter, they're being advertised as unisex.) But deep down, we kind of have a thing for the Jessie Williams Junkie Crop Leggings... [More]

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Pangea Organics Lip Balms

Don't these Pangea Organics Lip Balms ($11) look delicious? It could be the clean packaging. Or maybe it's the lack of artificial colors. Whatever it is, we are so smitten with these, particularly the Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom lip balm. It is so soft and sensual, and yet it feels... [More]

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Home Sweet Home Peep-Toes

Oh, yes please! We'll gladly transport ourselves back to 1960 to find the perfect housedress to pair with the Home Sweet Home Peep-Toes ($148). Just don't expect us to return knowing embroidery. We'll leave that to the geniuses over at Miss L Fire. They've clearly mastered it on these kitten... [More]

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Traditions by Nick Chavez Yucca Conditioning Cream

You have two options: deal with the lifeless hair Mother Nature gave you or embrace the power of Traditions by Nick Chavez Yucca Conditioning Cream ($22). One will lead to a life of hair comparison, hair envy, and worst of all, haircuts gone awry. The other (obviously the Traditions route)... [More]

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Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator

If genetics have anything to do with the development of dark spots in old age, we're so screwed. Sorry to say that, Mom. Luckily for us, we can start reversing the clock now with Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator ($120), which contains a super fancy, patented enzyme that's more effective... [More]

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Fifteen-Twenty Feather Kimono

You know those pieces that just make you look effortlessly stylish, put together, and confident, even when you're carrying five extra pounds of period bloat and haven't slept well? This is one of them. Need we say more? Fifteen-Twenty Feather Kimono in Cream ($183)... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Moisture Body Lotion

We're conscious of what we put into our bodies, buying organic vegetables, organic milk for our morning coffee, and organic meat when we can afford it. We like our temples to be as healthy as possible. But we never thought about what we were putting onto our temples until our... [More]

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Push Pop Containers

We did a double take when we came across these Plastic Push Pop Containers ($15). After a small childhood flashback, we started thinking of all the genius things we could put in these delicious delivery devices. We went straight to some sort of boozy granita, but what about a rum-soaked... [More]

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Anastasia Brow Fix

Our brows are already dark as night, so we don't need a tinted brow mascara to hold them into place. And we have yet to find a clear brow gel that didn't flake into our eyes by lunchtime. The Anastasia Brow Fix ($21) contains their exclusive Brow Wax in pencil... [More]

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Forever 21 Lace Trim Fedora

We know that, technically, a fedora doesn't cover our face as well as one of those floppy straw hats, but we just love the way they look with our summer attire! The Forever 21 Lace Trim Fedora ($13) is sort of a compromise. It's straw, and the brim is about... [More]

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Sula Champagne Sugar Eau de Parfum Spray

We hardly need a reason to drink champagne. Heck, when you can get it for less than $6 in the grocery store, that's reason enough! But on the days when we put our sober pants on, we celebrate anytime with Sula Champagne Sugar Eau de Parfum Spray. This way we... [More]

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Sugarhill Boutique Denim Spot Dress

Here we come all sugar and spice and everything nice in our Sugarhill Boutique Denim Spot Dress With Cut Out Back ($113), sweet and demure as can be. But as we walk away, a peep of bare skin indicates we're not necessarily the goody two shoes this dress would have... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Retro Flare Frame Sunglasses

Reasons why the Retro Flare Frame Sunglasses ($5) from GoJane should be your eyewear of choice this summer: 1) They're adorable and come in six different shades, from boring black to blazing magenta. 2) They'll protect your eyes from dangerous UVA and UVB rays while you're out in the sunshine.... [More]

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Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray

We live in what we lovingly refer to as Bum F%&$ Egypt (which has nothing to do with Real Egypt, which at least has this river you might have heard of). There is no lake. There is no beach. There isn't even a public pool. So when we want to... [More]

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Anthropologie Riviera iPad Case

Sure, you're using your iPad for work - that totally justifies the expense, we get it. But it won't feel like work when you're keeping it safe and stylish in this Riviera iPad Case ($198). This colorful case is just the reminder you needed that an iPad is an excellent... [More]

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Belle Noel Molten Bar Head Piece

As much as we might wish the Kardashian Klique would decide they'd prefer a quiet life in a cave in Tibet, we can't deny they've got their fingers on the pulse of fashion. Take this Belle Noel Molten Bar Head Piece ($75) from Kim's kollection (ha) with jeweler Pascal Mouwad:... [More]

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REN Moroccan Rose Bath Oil

Oh, how we long to slip into a bath scented with a few drops of REN Moroccan Rose Bath Oil ($48) at the end of a long day! Technically, it's Moroccan Rose Otto Oil, which is one of the most expensive essential oils in the world. How luxurious! The oil... [More]

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Restoration Hardware Dressmaker's Form

We're always hunting for a good dressmaker's form at antique stores, swap meets and garage sales, but so far our search has been fruitless. We're considering blowing our tax return on a brand new Dressmaker's Form ($589) from Restoration Hardware. It'll look great holding our jewelry or favorite clothing. Oh... [More]

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Topshop Crayon

We don't always have time to find our eyeshadow, a brush, and a mirror, and then apply the shadow with steady precision. During those hectic days of deadlines, PTA meetings, doctor's appointments, and neighborhood bake sales, we simply pull out the Topshop Crayon in Mystical ($15), peer into our purse's... [More]

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Rory Beca Amita Puff-Sleve Romper

If you were skeptical about the return of the romper a few seasons back, this Rory Beca Amita Puff-Sleeve Romper ($228) will turn you into a proselytizing convert. Made from cheery red silk, the clean lines will compliment a wide variety of figures, and it's easy to dress up or... [More]

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Pacifica LOVE YOUR LIPS Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint Trio

During the summer months, we cut back on the volume of makeup we wear. It's too stinkin' hot to wear clothes, let alone lipstick. Come April, we switch to the Pacifica LOVE YOUR LIPS Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint Trio ($18) for its moisturizing, subtly tinted Blood Orange and... [More]

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Marlies Dekkers Lady Astor Balcony Underwire Bra & Lady Astor Thong

Sexy, but not slutty. Revealing, but not raunchy. If you're ready for some lingerie that'll blow your S.O.'s socks clean off and land 'em neatly in the laundry hamper, we can, um, personally recommend this Marlies Dekkers Lady Astor Balcony Underwire Bra ($149) and Lady Astor Thong ($65). We'll just... [More]

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Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Scented Body Lotion

We're sure there are a few men out there who would leave their wives, girlfriends, significant others, and probably even their dogs for a chance to be with Taylor Swift. Hell, we would too. But seeing how we'll probably never get closer than third row to Miss Swift, we'll creepily... [More]

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Sur La Table Gingham Spatula

Baking Easter cupcakes will feel so much more festive if your spatula is as colorful as your cupcake wrappers. Plus, dishes are a bit less painful when what you're washing is as cute as these Gingham Spatulas ($10).... [More]

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Stripe on Beige Sunglasses Snap Case

We've bought ourselves a pretty pair of sunnies for the summer, but the fabric bag they came in won't keep them safe when they're not shielding our eyes from UVA rays. The Stripe on Beige Sunglasses Snap Case ($30) by thezakka, however, is a way prettier option and it's sturdier,... [More]

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Beauty is Life Special Eyeshade Brush

What good is eye shadow if you don't have a good brush to apply it with? Beauty is Life Special Eyeshade Brush ($24) takes that question seriously. It can apply eye shadow like a boss, a knowledgeable boss well-versed in makeup artistry. We use it to highlight our brow bone... [More]

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Old Navy Multi-Strand Seed-Bead Necklace

On our mission to get ourselves beach-ready for the summer, we've swimsuit shopped, joined a new gym, and priced our favorite brands of sunscreen. On a whim, we've also picked up the Old Navy Multi-Strand Seed-Bead Necklace ($17). We think it's pretty beach chic, if that's a thing, and have... [More]

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Playon Crayons

How darling is this set of Playon Crayons ($13, set of 12)? With a wide base for gripping and a thick point that doesn't easily break, they're perfect for little hands. We're also tickled pink by their stackability. We could spend time with the kiddos in our lives either coloring... [More]

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Waterpik Ultra Flosser

Admit it: you hate flossing. It doesn't matter how many times your dentist nags you about it. It doesn't matter how many times you have to go under the drill. You just can't stand shoving that waxy little thread between your molars. We have your answer: the Waterpik Ultra Flosser... [More]

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Core Bamboo Modern Cutlery Set

We get that bamboo cutlery is green and organic, but it doesn't do a whole lot for us in the style department. We were pleasantly surprised when we found Core Bamboo's 3 Piece Modern Cutlery Set ($9), which comes in a variety of colors large enough that every dinner guest... [More]

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The Fifi Folding Chair

Who wouldn't want to park their backside in The Fifi Folding Chair ($225)? Sure, it may not be a leather wingback, but for a quarter of the price, you can provide friends and guests with ample, colorful seating. You can choose from thirteen different colors to match your decor, or... [More]

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Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel

Raise your hand if you have oily skin that shines like a freshly waxed car? If you could see through the computer screen into our office, you'd see us raising both hands. But if you saw us in person, you'd never know thanks to PeterThomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel... [More]

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West Elm Graphic Lidded Baskets

These Graphic Lidded Baskets ($99-$149) from West Elm seem bottomless, much like our list of what we could keep in them. So far we've got: knitting, extra linens, toys, laundry, umbrellas, that giant pile of dry cleaning in the corner, sports gear, our man's worn t-shirts we're constantly threatening to... [More]

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Zara Printed Top with Shoulder Frill

We've picked out a few new floral prints for the spring already, but most of them are pretty casual. The Zara Printed Top with Shoulder Frill ($60) will be our go-to piece for work, however. We can't wait to tuck it into a knee-length pencil skirt and add a brightly... [More]

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Girl Scout Cookie Mix & Match Stationery Set

We're really proud of ourselves, because this year we actually saved half of our Girl Scout cookies in the freezer for that off day in October when we'll desperately need a Tagalong. But if you're not so disciplined, you can still have your Girl Scout cookies all year with this... [More]

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Trucker's Friend

It's an axe. It's a hammer. Actually, the Trucker's Friend ($99) is both, and also a nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar, spanner and level. Sounds handy, doesn't it? And just image how cool you'll look when you pull it out of your trunk after stopping to help stranded... [More]

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I Coloniali Invigorating Tibetan Shower Cream

We're fairly broke, and by broke we mean poor. Surprisingly enough, student loans and cars actually have to be paid off before we can begin to think about buying a house or simply sleeping well through the night. So when we tease ourselves with the idea of a vacation we... [More]

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Jump from Paper Bags First Date

When we first saw the Jump from Paper Bags website, we were confused. What were we seeing? Are these illustrations? T-shirt designs? Nope, they're actual purses styled to look like 2-D images. Consider our minds blown. These cartoon-y bags, like the First Date ($89), are even spacious enough to let... [More]

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Francene Yorko Bone Stretch Bracelet

It's easy for skeletal jewelry to go from cool to costume-y, but we promise the Francene Yorko Bone Stretch Bracelet ($72) doesn't belong at Party City. This lead-free pewter piece is handmade and adds just enough subtle spookiness to an edgy ensemble.... [More]

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Reiss Talula Technique Top

Although it's impractical, dry-clean only, and costs a mint, we can't help but fall head over peep toed pumps for this Reiss Talula Technique Top ($240). Available in an ethereal pale rose (shown) or a soft slate blue, it's the sort of piece that makes us feel instantly feminine and... [More]

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People I Want To Punch In The Face Moleskin Notebook

There are only sixty-four pages in the People I Want To Punch In The Face Moleskin Notebook ($10). That means we need to be a little more reserved about who we want to add to the list. The lady who crashed her shopping cart into our car, the man who... [More]

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Grandma Stelle's Refreshing Hand Soap

Your grandma knows all the secrets to life. Suck on an ice cube while cutting onions to prevent yourself from crying. Wear a bra to sleep or your tits will hang like elephant ears by seventy (ours totally said that). Wash your hands in Grandma Stelle's Refreshing Hand Soap ($20)... [More]

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Jewel Note Clutch

This lovely little Jewel Note Clutch ($69) from Nine West makes us think of an adorable summer garden you can tuck under your arm. The touch of "old lady" styling is like a perfect little sprinkling of cinnamon on an otherwise delicious muffin. Since it isn't enormous, and it doesn't... [More]

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Jiggs Whigham pBone

Have no idea who Jiggs Whigham is? Neither do we! But we hardly care. With a name like Jiggs, we figure he's got to be cool. And so, therefore, must be his signature plastic trombone, the pBone ($149). It clocks in at a not-even-remotely-hefty 1.8 pounds, but produces a sound... [More]

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Happy Cake Birthday Cards

Have you ever tried to send a birthday cake in an envelope? It's tricky. And not edible. Unless you have these Happy Cake Birthday Cards ($15 for four), of course.... [More]

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NARS Makeup Removing Water

Since we started therapy last month, we've been taking better care of ourselves as a whole. Now we're eating better, exercising often, and actually taking the time to doll ourselves up more frequently than before. And instead of just taking a bar of soap to our face at night to... [More]

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Hot Walkers

Everyone knows it's great to augment your walking workout by toting a little extra weight. These Hot Walkers ($19) will help you tone your arms while you're tightening up your rear. But that's not all: they'll also help you rain holy terror down on anyone who tries to mess with... [More]

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Madewell Spot Show Cardigan

Toss this Madewell Spot Show Cardigan on over just about everything in your spring wardrobe for a spot of color and texture - and a fulfillment of your childhood desire to dress like Minnie Mouse. C'mon, you know you wanted to. No? Just us?... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Ginger's Complete Outfit for Less

Ginger writes: "I found out about you from MODG, and I have an outfit that is super cute, but way too expensive. Any awesome ideas to re-create it cheaply?" Ginger, it looks like we have the same taste in clothes because we have been eyeing this outfit for some time... [More]

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Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner

If you, like our fearless leader, One Ring to Rule Them All, are rarely seen without your signature bright, matte lipstick on, you know the importance of a good lip liner. But (you knew there was a "but" coming, didn't you?) if it's not a good match for your lip... [More]

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Xen-Tan Hard to Reach Back Applicator

Maybe it's our high level of laziness or the fact that we're as single as Jennifer Aniston when she isn't paying Justin Theroux to stand next to her in a crowd, but this Xen-Tan Hard to Reach Back Applicator ($18) appeals to us in so many ways. We don't have... [More]

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Navy and Stone Peplum Dress

Hand us our martini on the rocks, and we'll sip it in style in this fabulous Navy and Stone Peplum Dress ($59) from Dorothy Perkins. We love the vintage styling, and it's almost entirely cotton, which means it will help keep you cool at those hot summer cocktail parties. Imagine... [More]

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CB2 Glass Beverage Dispenser

It's easy to be a hostess when all you have to do is make glasses and this CB2 Glass Beverage Dispenser ($50) available to your guests. Fill the beaker with spiked lemonade or margaritas and watch your party unfold! See more beverage dispensers.... [More]

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Deer Hair Comb

Most mornings our hair resembles a tangled forest. We usually brush it, style it, and go about our business. Occasionally we throw it back in a messy bun because that's all we have the time or energy to do, and on those days we're going to stick this sweet little... [More]

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Bliw Black Liquid Soap

Because average hand soap in a vertical pump is too mainstream. Bliw Black Liquid Soap ($6)... [More]

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Metal Powder #1

So. A little-known book, The Hunger Games, got turned into a small indie flick, and we heard tell that it hits a couple of theaters today. Okay, you'd have to be living under a rock (and, hey, Katniss and Peeta DID when she was trying to keep him alive!) not... [More]

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Ita Wine Bottle Coasters

Tired of waking up after a night of solo drinking to realize your ice-cold bottle of Chardonnay left a nasty ring on the coffee table? Next time, plant your chosen frosty indulgence on one of these lovely Ita wine coasters ($89 for 2) from RabLabs, available in a cheerful rainbow... [More]

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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel

We thought our families were dysfunctional until we read This Is Where I Leave You ($10) by Johnathan Tropper. Poor down on his luck Judd Foxman ends up back home after his father's death to sit shiva, or seven days of mourning, with his mother, brothers, and sister. Each sibling... [More]

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Cable Knit Shorts

Knit shorts: they're not just an uncomfortable birthday present from Grandma anymore. This pair of Cable Knit Shorts ($88) from Free People have us wondering why the heck our knitting circles have been stuck on scarves for so long. Like any knit item, they require some love (by which we... [More]

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Savoir Fare London: Stylish and Affordable Dining

We don't currently have plans to make our way across the pond, but as the travel season approaches, we know plenty of you do! If you make extra room in your carry-on for one thing, we suggest it be Savoir Fare London: Stylish and Affordable Dining ($12) by Elaine Louie.... [More]

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HoverBar for iPad

Feel like you're navigating the Starship Enterprise with the HoverBar ($80), which enables you to turn your iPad into a super futuristic accessory for your Mac computer. Once the novelty of being able to play with your touchscreen while you type with the other hand wears off, you can use... [More]

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Anna Sui Eye Color and Cheek Palette

Anna Sui has made a habit of decking out our wardrobe with sensational colors and fabrics. And now it is time for our faces to reap the same benefits of her imagination and style. The Anna Sui Eye Color and Cheek Palette ($52) comes in two colors, but we prefer... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Casual Coral Bridesmaid Dress for Anna's Sister's Wedding

Anna wrote: "I am looking for a bridesmaid dress to my younger sister's wedding. She is getting married to her girlfriend of several years in a park in Vermont this July. It will be a very casual wedding (they are arriving and going down the aisle on tandem bikes) but... [More]

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Fully Booked Tent

Calling all bookworms and bibliophiles! You know what it's like to really get into a book, but now there's a chance for you to physically get into a book with the Fully Booked Tent ($785) by Jack Maxwell. You can relax in this spacious tent styled to look like a... [More]

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Universal Remote Control + Bottle Opener

Great. All your man needs is a mini fridge stocked with beers or fancy colas and he'll never leave the couch again. The Universal Remote Control + Bottle Opener ($20) manages a TV, a Blu-ray/DVD player, a stereo system, and a bottle of beer. What other remote can handle all... [More]

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SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit

We love manicures. And if we're going to shell out for one, we want to make sure it lasts, which is why we'll usually end up splurging on gel polish. Thanks to the SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit ($40), we can now get the same super-durable, long-lasting effect for... [More]

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The Little Yoga Mat Lotus Mat

Yoga is a great way to get a little couch potato motivated to exercise a bit. Treat your little mini-me to her own yoga mat and she won't be able to wait to roll it out during her Mommy & Me yoga class next week. The Little Yoga Mat Lotus... [More]

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Tandoori Gotta Cook Tonight

Have minimal time and the need for a delicious dish for dinner? Sounds like us every night. Use Gotta Cook Tonight's Tandoori sauce mix ($4) to make a scrumptious Indian dish on the fly. We love it paired with basmati rice and a side of curried cauliflower. Delish!... [More]

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New Romantics Nearly Famous Shift Dress

When we saw the New Romantics Nearly Famous Shift Dress ($118) at Free People, we fell in love. Shift dresses can be hard to pull off, especially if you have curves (and we have plenty, trust us). Luckily, this shift ends in a little bit of an A-line flare, so... [More]

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Miniot Cover for iPad 2

Need a way to prevent those awkward stains and scratches when you accidentally set your coffee down on your iPad 2? Indulge in this lovely wood Miniot Cover ($72). Magnetic stays attach it securely to your device, and also enable it to cleverly roll up to double as a way-cute... [More]

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Masqueology Pore Minimizing

We come across a lot of products in our wide and vast search for Outblush fodder. But we specifically seek out anything that requires us to sit still for any amount of time. The Masqueology Pore Minimizing ($24) mask instructs us to sit down for twenty minutes while the panthenol,... [More]

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Allagash Odyssey

Flashing back to World Lit 101 never tasted so good. The dark, caramel sweetness of Allagash Odyssey ($17), a special edition offering from the Portland (Portland MAINE) brewmasters, bewitches us like Calypso, tingling our senses with its dry vanilla nuances. It is also entirely possible that its 10.4% ABV will... [More]

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Aldo CHIOU

Florals are big for spring, and boat shoes are the ultimate summer footwear, so of course the perfect transitional piece is a floral boat shoe. Aldo's done it right with their CHIOU ($60). They're made of breathable fabric, so our feet will stay cool. No sweaty soles for this stylish... [More]

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Couture Sewing Techniques

Remember that goal you had to shop at consignment stores and thrift shops? Remember when you got all jazzed after reading about girls who took a shapeless old housedress and turned it into a summer frock worth parading down the boardwalk? Couture Sewing Techniques ($18) is full of the tips... [More]

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Sticks Folded Note Cards

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words from you will always cheer us. Especially if they're written on these Sticks Folded Note Cards ($18).... [More]

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Ssscat Automated Cat Deterrent

Counter-surfing kitties have you down? It's time to show the furballs who's really the boss around here. The Ssscat Automated Cat Deterrent ($40) is so brilliantly simple, we're amazed it took this long for somebody to think of it. A motion sensor is connected to a pressurized canister full of... [More]

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Napoleon Perdis 'Luxe Strike A Pose' Mega Palette

Which do you prefer: sorting through your makeup bag, trying to locate all of the products you need for a daily face, or pulling out a single palette that takes care of everything for you? That's what we thought. Napoleon Perdis 'Luxe Strike A Pose' Mega Palette ($49), simplifying your... [More]

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MOTHER The Mellow Drama Jeans

Seeing as how we wear jeans at least four days a week, we don't mind paying for some that fit like a dream and will last. MOTHER The Mellow Drama in Stardust ($205) jeans are our newest must-wears. Why? The rise isn't too high or too low, the legs are... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A More Affordable Coral and Blue Graduation Getup for Shelly

Shelly wrote: "You guys helped me out almost a year ago when I needed a killer dress for my 22nd birthday. It was such a success that I am once again in dire need of your help! I just completed my Bachelor's degree this month but the graduation ceremony is... [More]

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Burberry Nova Check Jelly Flip Flop

Mourning the need to wear your Burberry scarf now that the weather is warming? Switch it out for the Burberry Nova Check Jelly Flip Flop ($100)! More power to you if you do, though, because we know that if we had 100-dollar flip-flops, we'd break them or step in a... [More]

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Sariah by Sariah Carson Conspicuous Shell Dress

Combining a 1960s Mad Men silhouette with candy colors and a whimsical snail print, this Sariah by Sariah Carson Conspicuous Shell Dress ($188) is just shell - erm, swell. Crafted from silk and featuring hidden front pockets (score!), it's bound to fit and flatter nearly any dame's figure, from a... [More]

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Cuisipro Herb Keeper

According to our favorite kitchen guru, Alton Brown (or just Alton since we'd like to think we're on a first-name basis with him), there's a proper way to store our fresh herbs in the fridge, and an improper way. Shoving herb packages in the crisper is the improper way. Instead,... [More]

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BP. Paxton Oxford Flat

The BP. Paxton Oxford Flat ($60) is right up our alley. It's the lazy man's (woman's?) take on a trend: combine the look of an Oxford shoe with the ease of a flat and voilà! You have slip-on fashion without even having to bend over and tie those big, oversized,... [More]

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Volcom Not So Classic Womens Shirt

Indulge your lust for lace on the weekends with this casual Volcom Not So Classic Womens Shirt ($42). Layer a bright tank under the sheer shirt for modesty and a fun pop of color, slip on your favorite boyfriend jeans and sandals, and head off on a romantic weekend adventure... [More]

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Eat More Cake Cupcake Kit

Not that we need any excuse (or permission) to eat more cake, but if someone were to suggest it, far it be it from us to ignore them. We'd go so far as to accept the suggestion from pieces of paper. Especially if one happened to be wrapped around the... [More]

Damsel Solar Pop Bikini

Solar Pop Bikini

Create a ruckus when you hit the beach in the Solar Pop Bikini Top and Bikini Bottoms ($50 for set). This hot pink fringed number will have all the boys coming to your yard cabana.... [More]

Garnet Hill Voile Surplice Sundress

Garnet Hill Voile Surplice Sundress

Voile dresses are a staple in our closet for the summer. Make a statement at your next outdoor shindig when you cruise around greeting all your guests in the Garnet Hill Voile Surplice Sundress ($128)! This gorgeous coral-striped frock is also perfect for any Cinco de Mayo festivities you have... [More]

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Flowers & Twigs Green Throw Pillow

You're not the only one in need of a new spring look. We're here to remind you to spruce up your pad with a few brightly-colored pieces and warm weather details. The Flowers & Twigs Green Throw Pillow ($40) is on our list of must-haves for our favorite comfy reading... [More]

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Valentino Belted Macintosh Trench

If we ever wanted to buy a stop-them-in-their-tracks, wear-it-until-until-the-day-we-die spring trench coat, the Valentino Belted Macintosh Trench ($3,490) would be our top contender. It's pretty jaw-droppingly gorgeous, isn't it? We've just been sitting here admiring it for the last thirty minutes. There's no way we could ever pay for it,... [More]

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Misala Little Salmon Pink Piggy Clutch Purse

We would have gone absolutely oinkers over this Misala Little Salmon Pink Piggy Clutch ($25) as kids, and lardy, lardy, we're pretty pork-ssionate about it now. This porcine purse is just big enough to carry a few essentials, whether that's a couple strips of bacon, or your credit card and... [More]

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Zombies Afoot Plush Slippers

No, you won't ever see us rocking a pair of these Zombies Afoot Plush Slippers ($40), but we're all for giving them away as gifts! Before we get comments on our lack of adventure, we're going to remind you that our sense of humor is always absent before our morning... [More]

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Fine Herbs Decorative Diffuser Set

Finally, a plant you can't kill! We know, we didn't think it was possible either. The Fine Herbs Decorative Diffuser Set ($20) looks like a plant, but is actually a fragrance diffuser. The set comes with a pretty lil' vase, five paper "herb" sprigs, and a bottle of scent. Place... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Carolyn Wants to Shrug Her Way Through Her Wedding

Carolyn wrote: "Hi Outblush! Long time reader, first time writer. I'm hoping you can help me find a navy sequin shrug/bolero/cardigan for my wedding. 1. What size (shoe or dress) are you? I wear a size 6-8 tops, so small to medium brand-depending. I top out at 5'4" and I... [More]

lucy Perfect Core Bra

lucy Perfect Core Bra

Just when we thought we had the "most comfortable bra" ever...we stumble upon the lucy Perfect Core Bra ($54). This easy pull-on style has smooth molded cups to support your girls during Saturday morning yoga and throughout the entire day. We also love the cupcake inserts that are included, because... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Star Wars R2-D2 Mini Crayons

These are technically for kids, but who are we kidding? We're buying a set of Star Wars R2-D2 Mini Crayons ($4 for 8) for ourselves. Meetings will be so much more fun when we can mutter "Beep beep boop beep" as we take notes with the purple R2-D2. We know,... [More]

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Arrested Development I'm a Monster Mug

While we (not so) patiently await the release of the Arrested Development movie, we'll sip our caffeine out of this Arrested Development I'm a Monster Mug ($14), which reminds us of one of our favorite scenes from the short-lived FOX show. In fact, we're thinking that the next rainy Saturday... [More]

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Kate Spade 'Lindsay' Sandal

There's nothing we want more than to add these Kate Spade Lindsay espadrilles ($275) to our shoe collection. Everything about them makes us think they are perfect for spring (and us): the leg-lengthening effect the woven nude patent leather creates, the bright striped wedge heel, the five-inch platform that will... [More]

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Cooking With Quinoa

We inherited two bags of quinoa when our parents moved out of the country but they are still sitting in our pantry. Why? We haven't found a recipe that has knocked our socks off. Honestly, the three we tried left something to be desired. But Cooking With Quinoa ($16) offers... [More]

Annex Clothing Shears V Neck Tee

Annex Clothing Shears V-Neck Tee

If you really want to let your hair down this casual Friday, we suggest you rock the Annex Clothing Shears V-Neck Tee ($22). Even your frenemies that you usually split hairs with during lunch will love your inked tee.... [More]

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Aspinal of London Lotus Umbrella

We knew the right umbrella would brighten up our rainy days, but we had no idea it could make flowers bloom! Pop the classic black of theAspinal of London lotus umbrella ($153) open, and you'll reveal a golden lotus flower. It took our breath away the first time we saw... [More]

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J.Crew Hutton Trench Trousers

Candy purple trousers? Why not? A great fashion rule of thumb is to do bright colors and prints in simple, classic silhouettes, and vice versa with neutral hues and trendy silhouettes. Ergo, J.Crew Hutton Trench Trousers ($130 on sale) in Royal Violet are just the thing for spring - hey,... [More]

MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Ring Tote

MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Ring Tote

Bright, bold accessories like the MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Ring Tote ($298) are a huge trend this season. The vibrant pink color of this luscious leather tote reminds us of one of our all-time favorite treats - cotton candy from the boardwalk. It's large enough to hold our wallet, phone,... [More]

Wilton Easter Pancake Molds

Wilton Easter Pancake Molds

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the entire day and we know it, but sometimes we skip it because we're not crazy about eggs Benedict and cinnamon French toast. However, we could be convinced otherwise if we saw a plate of pancakes in the shape of bunnies, flowers... [More]

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The Better To Stick You To Tape Dispenser

Unbeknownst to Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf had just run out of Scotch Tape while he was wrapping his last present. He considered her frightfully rude for calling the woodsman in on the matter. After all, he just wanted to borrow a little tape. Little girls don't taste all... [More]

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ChocoPod Honeycomb Caddy

Honey. Ohhh, suga' suga'. You are our candy bar, and we can't stop eating you! The ChocoPod Honeycomb Caddy ($10) comes with twelve individually wrapped pieces of caramelized honey covered with rich dark chocolate. And they only have fifty calories each. We think being able to satisfy our sweet tooth... [More]

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Halston Heritage Pleated Maxi Skirt

Ask us to make a sentence ending with the word "pleats" and we would have responded with, "We wouldn't be caught dead in...". This Halston Heritage Pleated Maxi Skirt ($340) changes our tune, happily. Maybe it's the fact that Halston opted for a full, flowing length instead of the traditional... [More]

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Bummer Sympathy Card

Your friends' bad haircuts, your roommate's getting fired, and your sister's finding out her boyfriend prefers wearing her clothes when she's not around are all good reasons to send out a Bummer Sympathy Card ($5). Especially if said boyfriend stretched out her favorite Banana Republic sweater.... [More]

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Yogen Mobile Device Charger

The Yogen Mobile Device Charger ($10) is perfect for charging a dead or dying phone during the most dire of emergencies. Like when your phone is about to die as you're waiting on hold to order that dress you've been coveting for the last few months. Ain't no one gonna... [More]

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Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans in Tye Dye

Normally we'd run far and fast from a pair of printed skinny jeans, but these Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans in Tye Dye ($199) have a strange magnetic attraction. Like Courtney to Ben. We know they might be bad for us, but dammit, they're so pretty.... [More]

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The Book of Awesome

Add Outblush to The Book of Awesome ($15) and you've got a complete list of life's most totally radical, super fantastic, ridiculously awesome things. Without it the book should be called The Book of (nearly) Awesome. But we still want it.... [More]

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Han Solo and Leia Mug Set

We're going to stock up on a few of these Han Solo and Leia Mug Sets ($38) by LennyMud, since they'll make great bridal shower or wedding gifts. (We've got about a bazillion friends getting married this year and at least three-fourths of them will get a kick out of... [More]

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Francis Coppola Reserve Viognier 2010

Is it Friday yet? We just want to chill on our porch swing and drink a glass (or three) of this delicious Francis Coppola Reserve Viognier 2010 ($25) wine. We can't think of anything better for easing ourselves into the weekend after an insanely hectic week.... [More]

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Pioneer Noise Cancellation Earphones

Sometimes flying sucks. There's nothing you can do about the guy with the nasty breath. Or the lady who keeps elbowing you in the ribs every time she reaches into her purse. But you can block out their obnoxious chitchat. With 120 hours of battery life and 90% noise cancellation... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Crate and Barrel Pinwheel Picks

Cocktail weenies make a party. Cocktail weenies on Pinwheel Picks ($4) make a par-tay! What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

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Wide-Eyed Owl Bookends

It might be a little bit comic that the animal that symbolizes wisdom and learning is perched next to our collection of Stephenie Meyer novels, but we believe knowledge comes from all experiences. Now we know never to piss off a vampire. Or jump off a cliff without knowing whether... [More]

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Magenta Inc. Ruffled Napkin

Linens on a table are like lingerie. Sure, you can get away without them, but they really set the mood. These Magenta Inc. Ruffled Napkins ($40 for four) glam up your luncheons with their bright color and playful ruffled trim. They'll even permit you to use the word "luncheon" in... [More]

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Leaf Tie Cable Organizers

Thought you were stuck with ugly zip ties to keep your cords organized? Think again. These Leaf Tie Cable Organizers ($12 for 12) turn messy bundles of wires into an artsy garden. We love them for keeping our entertainment system under control (cords galore!), organizing our office electronics, and handcuffing... [More]

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Tattoo It Yourself Cards

We could go the "these cards are for our girly-card-fearing husband" route, but honestly, we don't really want to share these Tattoo It Yourself Cards ($18 for 5) with him. They're way too cool. Combining a made-it-yourself aesthetic and whimsical graphics, these cards are perfect for artsy-fartsy folks and the... [More]

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Get Me Out of Here Tote

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, tote. We couldn't have said it better. Get Me Out of Here Tote ($22)... [More]

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Garden Bouquet Page Pals

Sure, you can use a plain ol' sticky note as a bookmark or paragraph marker, but these Garden Bouquet Page Pals ($5) are soo much more cute! Half the fun of being a girl is getting to buy the fluff items that make the daily grind more appealing, you know?... [More]

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Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout

So, you're saying we can get our chocolate fix while getting sloshed at the same time? Gosh, that makes us feel almost virtuous. Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout ($8).... [More]

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Ann Taylor Neon Lights Bracelet

We're going to add the Ann Taylor Neon Lights Bracelet ($58) to our collection of brightly-colored spring accessories. It comes in neon pink, yellow, or turquoise, so we're stuck on deciding which one will work best with our wardrobe. You can never go wrong with pink, but then again, yellow... [More]

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Doggie Diner Pet Bowl

We have a feeling that if our dog could talk he'd say he'd rather have what we're having than the "quality" dog kibble we've been feeding him. But he can't talk, so we'll keep feeding him dried food and put it in this adorable Doggie Diner Pet Bowl ($11) to... [More]

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Fuji Instax Wide Instant Camera

We'll be honest, we were a little heartbroken when we realized the Polaroid was no longer. Sure, our phone camera takes better pics. And we have the ability to destroy a double chin before it ever sees the light of day (or anyone else catches a glimpse). But there's something... [More]

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Thumbprint Notecard Set

We always thought that being all thumbs was a bad thing, but according to this Thumbprint Notecard Set ($19), it might not be such a hindrance after all. With twenty notecards, cool stickers, instructions for making thumb art, and an ink pad, this set is all you need to cover... [More]

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Mockingbird Travels Dip Chiller

Obviously Ruche has never seen our group of friends and their ability to polish off a bowl of dip. The description says the ceramic dip chiller is essential for any gathering, but we think we can polish off a bowl full of dip from this modestly sized bowl on our... [More]

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Forever 21 Colorblocked Swing Dress

'Tis the season of tiny sundresses with open backs and we can't think of a better representation than the Forever 21 Colorblocked Swing Dress ($23). The bright, retro-inspired stripes are thick enough to not make us appear wider in the hips and bum, and the cute little bow helps tighten... [More]

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PlantSmart Digital Plant Care Sensor

With the PlantSmart Digital Plant Care Sensor ($35) you have absolutely no excuse for killing off your houseplants. Yet. Again. If you do manage to destroy yet another azalea despite the sensor warnings for hydration and soil nutrients, we will officially grant you an award for the most deadly black... [More]

Complete Wedding Checklist and Timeline Planner

Complete Wedding Checklist and Timeline Planner

Planning a wedding means that you truly have to dot all your i's and cross your t's. Why do it alone when you can have a little help? The Complete Wedding Checklist and Timeline Planner ($3) is fourteen pages packed with everything you need to know and do before your... [More]

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Saigon Chandelier

It's not very often we pull the whiny I need it card from our pocket, but if it gets us this gorgeous Saigon Chandelier ($395), then we're not above looking like a spoiled brat. Kim Kardashian does the spoiled routine it all the time and look what she got out... [More]

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Pretty Pansies Cupcake Kit

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With picket fences, and pansy picks, and pretty cakes all in a row. Pretty Pansies Cupcake Kit ($12).... [More]

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SHOWWX+ Laser Pico Projector

Is that a protector in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Oh, it IS an incredibly small SHOWWX+ Laser Pico Projector ($314)? Why yes, we DO want to see a slide show of your recent vacation.... sigh...... [More]

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Fancy Trunks Reupholstered

Never forget to send thank-you notes when you have these adorable elephant Fancy Trunks Reupholstered Cards ($12 for 8). After all, you know what they say about elephants...... [More]

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Anthropologie Duffy Bikini

We're a bit too modest for an itsy-bitsy teeny weeny bikini, and yellow isn't our color, so we're hoping someone writes a catchy tune about a fairly modest, highly supportive purpley-pink polka dot bikini. Yeah, we don't think it's going to happen either, but the Duffy Bikini ($176) is certainly... [More]

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sara happ 'The Lip Slip One Luxe' Lip Gloss

As the promotional copy says for sara happ 'The Lip Slip One Luxe' Lip Gloss ($18), "The world doesn't need another lip balm. It needs the right one." Amen, Ms. Happ, amen. We were thrilled to find out she'd turned her bestselling Lip Slip balm into this perfect, pale gloss... [More]

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Woodacre Lantern

It's that time of year where we start making arrangements to practically live outside. Normally we hate cleaning, but we get to scrubbing and sweeping our patio dining set with an unnatural zeal come March/April. Seriously, we don't want to sit at our kitchen table and work anymore. This Woodacre... [More]

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Connoisseur's Cracker Collection

OMG, someone caught us eating a cracker from the Connoisseur's Cracker Collection ($25) and posted it on YouTube!! How embarrassing! And delicious!... [More]

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Urchin Shell Vase

Someday we'll be able to buy our beach house. Someday. But in the meantime we'll have to settle for beach-chic accessories like this Urchin Shell Vase ($16). We want to fill it with sweet peas so our bedroom looks resort-y.... [More]

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Doubtblush: Maison Close Demoiselles Catsuit

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

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Cheap Thrill: Kaia House Organics Soy Nail Polish Remover

The fingernail polish remover we have stored under our bathroom sink is probably just as bad for the environment as the BP oil flood. Not to mention how horrible all those chemicals are for our skin. We've switched to Kaia House Organics Soy Nail Polish Remover ($8) in an attempt... [More]

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Shaveworks - The Cool Fix

When we want to pamper our man (because, let's face it, our men get grungy every so often), we throw some Shaveworks - The Cool Fix ($25) into his grooming gift basket. He'd die if he knew we told y'all this but he loves when we wax his eyebrows. We... [More]

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Origins Copper Penny Eyeshadow

Going with the idea that if you see a penny and pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck, we'll be wearing Origins Copper Penny Eyeshadow ($15) in the hopes of becoming someone's good luck charm this year. Since it doesn't bother our sensitive eyes, we can actually... [More]

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T by Alexander Wang Classic Long Sleeve T-Shirt

We'll admit it. The T by Alexander Wang Classic Long Sleeve T-Shirt ($80) isn't the best bargain out there. But a good long-sleeve white tee is an investment. We use ours all the time, especially in the summer. It's a comfy weight and length, with just a bit of transparency.... [More]

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Fresh Soy Face Cream

A good foundation is key in most every aspect of life. Relationships, tall buildings, and most importantly, makeup routines. The Fresh Soy Face Cream ($38) is the best base for your daily beautification. Wake up, tinkle, apply the Soy Face Cream, let it soak in while you pour yourself a... [More]

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Motel Bambi Bodycon Mini Dress

Holy hotness, Batman! If we were a superhero villain we'd totally wear this gorgeous Motel Bambi Bodycon Mini Dress ($80). Maybe it won't help us fly, or have super laser vision, but it will help us look devilishly sexy. Who wants to be a hero anyway? We wanna look hot.... [More]

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Tretorn Nylite Canvas Shoes

We're going to go ahead and say, "Yes, please!" to these Tretorn Nylite Canvas Shoes ($65). We're immediately drawn to just about anything in that perfect shade of bubble gum pink, so of course a pair of pink sneakers is on our must-have list. Maybe they'll inspire us to dig... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Simple Pleasures Manicure Tool Set

We are constantly on the go. Between business trips and that long-distance boyfriend we are desperately clinging to in the hopes that he'll move back East, we're in a plane at least once a month. That leaves us with very little time to visit the nail salon. So around 30,000... [More]

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Mushroom Trim

This Mushroom Trim ($5) is so darn cute we've been looking for ways to sneak it into our decorating. We're thinking tea towels with cool embroidery and this sweet ribbon trim.... [More]

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Jessica Swift Ennika Rain Boots

Bring on the rain! We're dying to go out in our new pair of Jessica Swift Ennika Rain Boots ($80). Not only are the boots ahhh-dorable with their cheerful lime green and salmon print, they also carry a special message. Every pair of Jessica Swift boots come with a hidden... [More]

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Vintage Camera Mobile

Who's mama's little star? That sentence works better if said in a baby talk voice, you know? Hang the Vintage Camera Mobile ($35) above your baby's crib so he'll be ready for the paparazzi by the time he's in his teens. Every mother's dream.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Jack Wills Knipton Lip Balm

Hello, Daddy. Hello, Mom. I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch cherry balm! Jack Wills Knipton Lip Balm ($10) What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse buy! Cheap Thrill items are under $20, including shipping.... [More]

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Dean & DeLuca Traditional Easter Basket

We're so lucky that our mommas still fill our Easter baskets every year with yummy chocolates. Unfortunately, we weren't blessed with the same gift of organization and foresight, so we always buy our significant others an Easter basket at the last minute. This year, we're thinking ahead and going gourmet... [More]

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rather new york city

Remember the scene in Elf where Buddy congratulates the coffee shop for having the world's best cup of coffee? Don't be like that. Make sure you have the inside scoop on all the best places to shop, dine, and sightsee in the Big Apple when you have rather new york... [More]

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Big Buddha Melibu Tote

A classy, yet flashy, beach tote that doesn't cost a mint? Believe it, baby. This Big Buddha Melibu Tote ($85) features durable nylon straps and stripes accented with glimmering silver sequins for a practical, pretty carryall for your sunny day necessities. Loves it!... [More]

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Jane's Darling Dress

Since it's part demure English maid and part sexy schoolteacher, we're smitten with this Jane's Darling Dress ($107). We want to wear it on dates with our husband, to job interviews, and to dressed-up dinners with friends. So chic!... [More]

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Polder Retro Bread Box

If the Polder Retro Bread Box ($37) makes it easy to keep fresh artisan bread and pastries in our apartment, then it looks like we're gonna be on a first name basis with folks at the front desk at our gym. Exactly how many minutes on the treadmill will burn... [More]

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butter LONDON Mucky Pups Foot Wipes

Brides brave enough to dare an outdoor wedding in spring, stock up on butter LONDON Mucky Pups Foot Wipes ($15). No, they aren't for your K-9 ring bearer. They're for you and your bridesmaids who had to stand in the wet grass for the forty-five-minute ceremony. They'll clean the dirt... [More]

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Sweet Birdie Ruffles Custom Crib Bedding Set

The day the ultrasound technician looks your way and says, "It's a girl," you start mentally shopping for the cutest, most perfect little baby girl things. That could mean running out to purchase a Star Wars onesie, or clicking the "buy" button on this Sweet Birdie Ruffles Custom Crib Bedding... [More]

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Hobo Eat Kit

We can't count how many times we've busted the only fork we got with our fast food meal and ended up working our way through the tines until we were eating with a single prong. Last time we checked it was difficult to eat a baked potato from Wendy's with... [More]

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COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor

We know you girls hate it when we double post on a product but we just couldn't keep our mouths shut. COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor ($7) is just that good. We wear lipstick nearly every day and on the days we don't wear lipstick, we're wearing lipgloss or tinted chapstick. We... [More]

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Aspire/Acquire: Elizabeth and James Sammi Blazer

Clearly, we here at OB HQ are not averse to a good bright pink. So this Elizabeth and James New Sammi Blazer (#1) caught our collective eye, but the price made us groan. $395 for a polyester-viscose blazer? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, we love ya, but that's a hefty chunk... [More]

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Borghese Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask for Face and Body

Anything that looks like cake frosting in a jar gets our endorsement. The Borghese Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask for Face and Body ($67) doesn't taste at all like buttercream, but it will leave you feeling soft and sweet. Treated to vitamin A and unishiu peel extract, your face will... [More]

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Estée Lauder 'Bronze Goddess Capri Pure Color' Gelée Powder Eyeshadow Palette

We require three things from our beauty products: 1. They have to work well. 2. They have to make us look good. 3. They themselves have to look good. The Estée Lauder 'Bronze Goddess Capri Pure Color' Gelée Powder Eyeshadow Palette ($45) receives good marks in all those categories. We... [More]

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You Tell Us: Steve Madden Taxxi Shoes

We understand only wanting to dip your toes into the whole neon fad, but we didn't expect Steve Madden to take it so literally. Their Taxxi shoes ($90) are certainly eye-catching and on trend - but we fear they tread into clown shoe territory. Hence we ask you, dear readers,... [More]

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Lancôme Liner Design Longwear Calligraphy Gel Eye Liner

When we buy a new beauty product, we like to test it out in the most extreme of circumstances. For waterproof mascara, we watch The Notebook. For matte-finish powder foundation, we hit up a sauna. For face wash that claims to take it all off, we get out the Lancôme... [More]

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Miss Selfridge 3/4 Sleeve Ballet Dress

We're feeling the feminine vibe of the Miss Selfridge 3/4 Sleeve Ballet Dress ($74). No matter that we were dunces in dance class (two left feet), we can wear this ribbon-tied dress to feel like the graceful ballerinas we'll never be. Maybe it'll prompt us to finally sign up for... [More]

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Sue Devitt Beauty Explorer Solomon Island Collection

We didn't have to look up where the Solomon Islands actually are to know that we can't afford a trip there. But we can afford to drop a few dollars on the Sue Devitt Beauty Explorer Solomon Island Collection ($45) to help us get into the tropical spirit of summer.... [More]

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Diorskin Nude Loose Powder

There are those gals who wear makeup but prefer to look like they aren't actually wearing anything. We'd be lying if we said we weren't one of them. We can't stand that line of demarcation some women get along their chin (we hope not purposefully). And one of our biggest... [More]

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Viv&Ingrid 26" Gold Necklace with Turquoise Spikes

We love those metallic spike bib necklaces, but most of the time they're a little too harsh for daytime wear. That's why we're all over this Viv & Ingrid 26" Gold Necklace with Turquoise Spikes ($180); it tones down the edginess of, you know, lots of pointy metal around your... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Energizing Pomegranate + Grapefruit Body Lotion

If we took an Outblush poll, we'd probably find that nearly every single reader used Aveeno products during the early stages of their beauty routines way back in high school. Now that we're adults, we're still using the stuff. If it ain't broke, don't fit it, ya know? Aveeno Active... [More]

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Doubtblush: Alexis Roxana Two Piece Fringe Bikini Top and Skirt

Fringe is hot right now, but this Alexis Roxana Two Piece Fringe Bikini Top and Skirt ($278) seems like overkill. It's as though the designer took a Learning Annex course in macramé and reeeeeeeeally wanted to show off. Then, she got drunk on a Friday night on Franzia, started watching... [More]

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tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

There's no telling how much Amazonian clay is actually in the tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($25) but it's enough to keep us coming back to this line of products time and time again. This product especially has us captivated. It nourishes and moisturizes dry skin while delivering twelve-hour beautiliciousness.... [More]

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Trina Turk Ellery Poppy Dress

We are just dying here over this Trina Turk Ellery Poppy Dress ($338). The bold poppy pattern is seriously killing us with its charm and sophistication. We know that spring's big trend is pastels, but we're also sure there will be days when we feel like walking out of the... [More]

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Adia Kibur Neon and String Chain Bracelet

We love the neon trend, but we've realized we like looking at it more than we like the idea of actually wearing any great expanse of neon-colored cloth on our person. This Adia Kibur Neon and String Chain Bracelet ($42) is the perfect way to join in the neon fun... [More]

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Mason Pearson Detangling Comb

As little girls, we had that hair that would tangle in the slightest breeze. Go for a run through the playground? BAM! Rat's nest. Take the bike for a ride down the street? BOOM! Squirrel habitat. And now that we're adults things have not changed in the slightest. At least... [More]

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Lands' End Gathered Plaid Taffeta Skirt

It could be a desire to relive our carefree high school days, but this Lands' End Gathered Plaid Taffeta Skirt ($35 on sale) is calling our name. It's probably because after spending four years wearing nothing but plaid skirts, we find it hard to resist any piece of clothing that... [More]

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Living Proof Discovery Kit Be Frizz-Free And Smooth For 48 Hours

Sometimes, a weekend is so jam-packed with fun that we don't have time to shower. That sounds gross but it's true. Outdoor concerts and overnight camping trips don't always allow for daily bathing. So we prepare ourselves with Living Proof Discovery Kit Be Frizz-Free And Smooth For 48 Hours ($29).... [More]

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Iwona Ludyga Design Tiny Skully Ring

We first spotted this Iwona Ludyga Design Tiny Skully Ring ($190) on Cupcakes and Cashmere, and as is the case with 98% of the stuff the girl posts, we HAD TO HAVE IT NOW AND DAMN THE COST. Seriously! How did Iwona Ludyga make a skull feminine? Available in yellow... [More]

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Urban Outfitters Perfumed Nail Polish

Oh hey now! We were just talking about how excited we were about this new perfumed nail polish trend. And look what we have here! Urban Outfitters Perfumed Nail Polish ($14) is literally scratch and sniff. We're thinking of doing a twist on French tips, layering Vanilla Shake over Cherry... [More]

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J.Crew Liberty Perfect Shirt

We're still wearing a few pieces from Target's Liberty of London line and constantly on the hunt for more brilliant florals stateside. A collaboration between Liberty and J.Crew has us adding another bright piece to our wardrobe with the Liberty Perfect Shirt ($150). The spot-on fit and timeless look of... [More]

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Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes Kit

It's getting warm around these parts, so of course we're wearing all of our sundresses about ten degrees too soon. On a recent date night with this new beau we've been considering, we caught a glimpse of a chick via the restaurant's bar mirror and thought "Oh, that poor dear.... [More]

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Klix Makeup Brush Set

You know what we use every day? Makeup brushes. You know what traps and holds in grossness every day? Makeup brushes. De-gross your daily routine with the Klix Makeup Brush Set ($59). The replaceable brush heads keep your makeup and skin clear of bacteria and build-up, eliminating the need to... [More]

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Mossimo Multi Style Convertible Dress

We don't know about you, but we've had several invites and save the dates make their way into our mailbox this month, and as much as we'd love to show up to every wedding in a new dress, we don't have that kind of cash flow. Instead, we'll invest in... [More]

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Kevyn Aucoin Beauty 'Creamy Glow'

If you don't have the time to read all the beauty posts floating around in the blogosphere this season, we'll sum it all up for you in one word: dewy. Dewy cheeks, dewy lids, dewy pouts, dewy skin. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty 'Creamy Glow' ($24) delivers all the dewy that one... [More]

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Beaded Nursing Necklace

This Beaded Nursing Necklace ($26) is perfect for moms of nursing or teething babes, but it's so cute we'd actually wear it even without a kid. Made from totally natural materials (wood and cotton), this necklace is meant to stimulate your baby's mind with a contrasting color combination and blend... [More]

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ASOS Cropped Pants In Pink Floral Rose Print

Man, we have got to get our hands (legs?) on a pair of these ASOS Cropped Pants In Pink Floral Rose Print ($75)! They sport a classic silhouette with a modern print, our favorite pairing! Plus, the cropped length lets us show off all of our great spring sandals and... [More]

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Lancôme La Laque Fever Ô So Coral Gloss Collection

We're children of the '80s and one of the first pieces of makeup we ever bought was a 99-cent coral lip gloss at the drugstore. It had a frosted finish, looked like orange peel on our lips, and had a finish stickier than caramel sauce, but we lurrrrrved it and... [More]

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Melody Ehsani 'I Get Around' Nail Wraps

Yes, nail wraps again. We love them. And we wear them. And we know some of you, dear readers, think they are disposable wastes of time. So we extend these Melody Ehsani 'I Get Around' Nail Wraps ($16) as a very fashionable olive branch. They don't have ridiculous Webdings prancing... [More]

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German Wool Scarf

We have a major thing for scarves. They're comfy. They keep our neck warm. And they disguise the fact that we wear a plain black shirt 5 days a week. Wearing this adorable German Wool Scarf ($99) makes us feel less Gothic and more chipper. Seriously, who can resist the... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Tweezerman Folding Foot Smoother

Going on a beach vacation is all fun and games until you remember that you missed your pedicure appointment last week. Thank goodness you took the advice of Outblush and slipped this Tweezerman Folding Foot Smoother ($12) into your carry-on before takeoff. Freshening up your footsies poolside (gross, how about... [More]

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Splendid Drawstring Rain Slicker

We found out anoraks are "in" for Spring 2012, and immediately thought, "Designers want us to look like THIS? Oh, they've officially lost their ever-lovin' minds!" We're happy to say we were wrong, especially when it comes to this citrusy, stripy Splendid Drawstring Rain Slicker ($198). A cinched-in waist gives... [More]

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LORAC Lips With Benefits Lip Gloss

We need yet another lip gloss like we need a hole in the head - you oughta see our makeup collection, it's taking over the whole apartment - but we're intrigued by new LORAC Lips With Benefits Lip Gloss ($18). Featuring an antioxidant-packed, paraben-free formula, crème brûlée fragrance, non-sticky finish,... [More]

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Slang Flashcards

With a little practice and these handy dandy Slang Flashcards ($16), you'll be speaking jive in no time.... [More]

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Bauble Bar Chevron Deco Glam Necklace

At the rate Downton Abbey is going, season three will land the Crawleys et al squarely in the middle of the 1920s Art Deco period... Hel-lo, frivolously fabulous flapper outfits! Which means, natch, that 1920s-style clothing and jewelry will be trendy fairly soon, so we're going to snap up this... [More]

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Stella Soft Body Milk

Scents and sensibility were the main foci when creating Stella Soft Body Milk ($38). Rose and amber fragrances compliment the sensual texture of this formula, giving your skin a fresh, clean feel without greasy residue. Pair this body wash with Stella McCartney's signature Eau de Parfum for effervescence reminiscent of... [More]

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Trend Alert: Bold Florals Under $50

Big, bold, in-your-face florals are... big, bold, and in-your-face this season! Just incorporate one blooming piece into your look, or go wild and try mixing and matching. Whatever you do, don't pay too much to look like a walking botanical garden. Check out these affordable selections! 1 - Abstract Floral... [More]

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Mixed-Media Colorblock Cardigan

Colorblocking continues to be big on the runways and in stores, but chunky horizontal colorblocked stripes have a tendency to accentuate what we don't want to emphasize. Instead, we'll slip on this Simply Vera Vera Wang Mixed-Media Colorblock Cardigan ($41 on sale) to ward off chilly spring breezes. Vertical colorblocking... [More]

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Paul & Joe Beaute Moisturizing Foundation Primer N SPF 15

We admit that we sometimes skip the SPF layer of our beauty routine during the winter months. Something about twenty-degree temperatures and the improbability of sunburn. But we do adhere to the sunscreen rule during spring and summer without question. Paul & Joe Beaute Moisturizing Foundation Primer N SPF 15... [More]

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Go Gently Baby Jersey Jumpsuit

Here's yet another example of children's clothing we wish came in our size. How adorable and comfy does this Go Gently Baby Jersey Jumpsuit ($56) look? We're going to get it for our favorite little girl (or boy, why not?) and feel simultaneous joy and envy.... [More]

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Sewing Machine Screenprint T-Shirt

Give homage to a bygone crafting era with the Sewing Machine Screen Print T-Shirt ($20) by Moxie Madness. We don't know about you, but there was one of these old-fashioned Singer brand sewing machines sitting in the corner of our grandmother's spare room. To our knowledge, no one ever actually... [More]

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Chloe High Waisted Cut Off Shorts

We forgot all about the three pairs of lace shorts we've bought this season as soon as we laid our eyes on the Chloe High Waisted Cut Off Shorts ($172) by Citizens of Humanity. The casual cutoffs have such a darling floral print, they'll make getting dressed on a summer... [More]

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Easter Egg Cake Pops

We've already got the jelly beans, Cadbury Eggs and Peeps on hand. It's time to add to our Easter sweet stash with these colorful Easter Egg Cake Pops ($40) from Jen's Pop Shoppe. With nine different flavor options, we're having a hard time deciding which delicious type we'll be nomming... [More]

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TRUE Cosmetics Protective Illuminating Concealer

We swear, some mornings we wake up to find our face a total work of art. And not in a good way. It's as if our skin conspired against us, daring each new blemish to become a more obvious shade of red than the last one. We call it Red:... [More]

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Vince Camuto Ernest Flats

Our everyday style? Basics with an interesting twist, like an unexpected pattern or punch of color. After all, great statement and special occasion pieces are all well and good, but it's a little hard to fit six-inch glittery heels into our weekly wardrobe rotation. Similarly, no one wants to wear... [More]

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Travel Journal

We could have used this Travel Journal ($30) during our trip to Europe last year! Try as we might to remember the names of cool shops, mind-blowing restaurants, and random excursions we took, our little brains fall short at remembering specifics without some help. Having a travel journal with a... [More]

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Matilda Jane Xanadu Dress

There's really nothing better than a dress that can effortlessly take you from season to season. Take, for example, the Matilda Jane Xanadu Dress ($74). Wear it now with some leggings, in the summer by itself, in the fall with leggings and a cardigan, and in the winter with jeans... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: IsaDora Jumbo Flex Sharpener

We don't use jumbo eye pencils often. Something about wielding an object that large that close to our face early Monday morning turns us off. But come Friday night when the heels get taller and the dresses get shorter, we whip out that fatty lickety-split. The IsaDora Jumbo Flex Sharpener... [More]

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Summer Flowers Scarf

Scarves should be a mandatory spring accessory. They're cozy on that chilly spring morning, colorful enough to brighten your day (even when it's pouring) and simply gorgeous with your favorite LBD as well as skinny jeans and a white tee. One that we would love to add to our collection... [More]

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Cahoots Duo Challenge Race

We remember when we promised our man we'd stay together through thick and thin, for better or for worse, and even if he drank the last Dr Pepper (a cardinal sin in our house). But can our relationship handle the Cahoots Duo Challenge Race (price varies per location)? Abso-toot-ly! Most... [More]

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J.Crew Cotton Cardigan in Overbloom Floral

J.Crew calls it "overbloom floral", inspired by abstract watercolor paintings. We call it classy leopard print. Potato, potahto. J.Crew Cotton Cardigan in Overbloom Floral ($88)... [More]

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DewDrop Digitals Custom iPhone Screensaver and Background

If you've got an iPhone, you probably have an exterior case to protect it and show off your individual style. But what about your phone background? Doesn't that deserve a little flair as well? For less than your daily Starbucks order, you can pick up a DewDrops Digitals Custom iPhone... [More]

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Good Eats 3: The Later Years

The first chiffon cupcake was too flat. The second chiffon cupcake was too dense. The third chiffon cupcake was juuuust right. Why? Because we had Good Eats 3: The Later Years ($22), a 432-page book focused on the science and whys of cooking. This Goldilocks moment brought to you by... [More]

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Hanging with My Peeps Bodysuit Onesie

Sure, you can dress up your kid in itchy tights, a lacy pinafore, and a fussy bonnet for Easter Sunday, or you could plop her in the Hanging with My Peeps Bodysuit Onesie ($15). Both outfits are guaranteed to get "oohs" and "ahhs" from great-aunts at Easter brunch, but only... [More]

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Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

All you the drama queens who are never satisfied (yes, we mean ourselves), may we entice you with Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22)? Not only does it create the perfect cat eye, it will also stay with you all night long, no matter how many pools you jump... [More]

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Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Emerald Tiered Silk Strapless Gown

In our fantasy world, we never have to eat rice and beans the last week of every month because we blew half our grocery budget on a killer new handbag. Our hair is always as perfect as Kate Middleton's, and never frizzes out when it rains. Our St. Patrick's Day... [More]

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Pompei's Pillars

Much like a beautiful home, a good dish is built on a solid foundation. Pompei's Pillars ($17) offer the base for any good Italian meal with their selection of organic sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and capers. We're thinking Mediterranean pasta for dinner.... [More]

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emi.ko. Custom Nameplate Ring with Lighting Bolts

Think we can pay extra to fit Hedy LaScarr or Schadenfraulein on this? emi.ko. Custom Nameplate Ring with Lighting Bolts ($25)... [More]

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Growing Wishes Organic Herb Garden

Wish you had some fresh dill to flavor your steamed carrots? (Seriously, try that, it's delicious!) The Growing Wishes Organic Herb Garden ($18) can grant that desire! So maybe it can't grow the money tree you've been dreaming about, but it can grow fragrant organic dill, oregano, sage, thyme, basil... [More]

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Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Body Butter

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a tropical island with a gorgeous man (doesn't even have to be your current man). Now imagine him pulling out Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Body Butter ($46), unscrewing the pot, and approaching you as he prepares his hands to administer an... [More]

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Vince Skinny Strapping Trousers

There's a reason military-inspired women's clothing is a thing. Some of those uniforms are hands down inherently stylish, but we'll probably never be in the position to be issued a pair of striped cadet pants. These Vince Skinny Strapping Trousers ($275) might be the closest we'll get, so we just... [More]

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DwellStudio Labyrinth Citrine Pillow

Lingerie isn't the only way to spice up your bedroom... This DwellStudio Labyrinth Citrine Pillow ($78) adds some feistiness to your bed without you having to resort to the ol' "Not tonight dear, I have a headache" routine for a decent night's rest.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Amanda Goes Cuckoo for Coral

Amanda writes: "You ladies helped me once before, to find a winter coat after losing some weight, so I'm writing again to ask for your assistance. As a poor grad student, I don't have $150 to drop on a necklace, even one as fabulous as the coral Kate Spade Dotz... [More]

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Brica Cover Guard Car Seat Tote

If you're not a parent, you might think that this Brica Cover Guard Car Seat Tote ($45) comes in handy for keeping your car seat clean and protected when traveling. Seasoned parents know that the real value in this cover comes in the ability to shove loose toys, blankets, bottles,... [More]

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Movie Night Popcorn Set

Considering that every night is movie night in our house, we should probably pick up more than one Movie Night Popcorn Set ($20). We're kind of obsessed with the dill pickle seasoning, but the white cheddar and sweet & salty seasonings rock our taste buds, too. We suggest renting Contagion... [More]

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Egg Carton Stickers

Some of us are moms and we love to recycle and create new items from things we already have in our home. Who knew an egg carton could be so much fun? Slap on some Egg Carton Stickers ($5 each) when you're done with that dozen eggs. That boring ol'... [More]

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L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo

Girls who flat iron, use hot curlers, blow-dry, chemically color, or perm your hair, take notice. L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo ($30) is here to help with your styling needs. It won't do your hair for you, but it will repair the damage already done and protect your hair against the... [More]

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ASOS Mini Dress in Spot Mesh

Sometimes the trickiest occasions to shop for are dressy/casual spring/summer daytime affairs. Kiss your troubles goodbye with the super-sweet ASOS Mini Dress in Spot Mesh ($36). Not only is this little feminine beauty perfect for those occasions when you need to look your best without breaking out the ballgown, but... [More]

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Joseph Joseph Cook Worktop Saver

A playful take on the famous Love sculpture, the Joseph Joseph Cook Worktop Saver ($25) is the perfect gift for a friend who loves to cook. And it will remind her to invite you over for her famous tarragon chicken. Which, of course, is worth giving a gift for.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Urban Outfitters Neon Bobby Pins

Those among us who dig neon (cough cough Found Of You), accessorize to your heart's content with Urban Outfitters Neon Bobby Pins ($8). These twelve hair pins come ready to dress up your style from head to...neck. Unless of course you adorned your shoes with bobby pins. Then the phrase... [More]

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St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion

We're not suggesting you partake of a one-night stand. But we are suggesting you try on St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18) for an evening. We used it recently during a night out on the town and received quite the attention thanks to our beautifully bronzed... [More]

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Dream Lights Flickering Lamp

This is hands down one of the coolest solar-powered lights we've ever seen. Just leave the Dream Lights Flickering Lamp ($23 on sale) in direct sunlight for several hours and enjoy an alfresco meal by "glittering fireflies". We think it would make a romantic accent for an evening picnic, or... [More]

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deux lux Resort Stripe Beach Tote

Life is too short to have to choose between stripes and sparkle - not that we could really resist anything that looks like it was dipped in sequins. That's why we're lugging the deux lux Resort Stripe Beach Tote ($102) with us everywhere this spring and summer. It comes in... [More]

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butter LONDON Horse Power Nail Fertilizer

With a name like butter LONDON Horse Power Nail Fertilizer ($20), you might think (as we did) that this contains, um, "horse pucky", as our grandmothers used to say. Nope, thank God! Rather, this nail treatment contains horsetail, an herb known for its hair- and nail-strengthening properties. Use it for... [More]

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Woof. Ball and Fetch. Ball Dog Toys

In case you're not fluent in pooch, "fetch" means wait for your master to release you from the leash and then run like hell as far and as fast as you can. And "woof" signals to the other dogs that your pup is looking to sniff some heinie. True story.... [More]

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Southampton Double White Ale

A little bit spicy, a little bit fruity, Southampton Double White Ale ($11 for six) makes a tasty addition to BBQs and fish dinners. We want to cuddle up with a bottle after chasing kiddos at the park all day.... [More]

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Benito's Vermont Maple Chipotle Dry Rub

You want to know why we love BBQ So. Dang. Much? Because it takes little time, makes a minimal mess to clean up, and lets us pretend it's summer all year long. We're smitten with Benito's Vermont Maple Chipotle Dry Rub ($11). Rub it on pork chops, steaks, or straight... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Halston Heritage Dupes for Lisa

Lisa commented on this post: "I love this dress! I love the flattering shape, wrap, and color. So you know what question is coming next...Can you offer any similar styles and colors for maybe $200 or less??? Thanks! - Lisa" Hey Lisa! Janetor here, and I'm the one who originally... [More]

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GorillaPod Micro

We've always thought Gorillapods were a great idea, but they're usually a bit too bulky to just tote around with us. Joby recently introduced the GorillaPod Micro ($20) which is really ideal for us. This tiny tripod stays attached to the camera, so there's no worrying about losing it to... [More]

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Topshop Lips in Crystal

In the office, we don't wear a ton of makeup. We keep it low-key and simple. So our deep red and merlot lipsticks don't see a lot of daylight. But Topshop Lips in Crystal ($18) sure does. It is fairly sheer, but the coverage is enough that we don't feel... [More]

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rather los angeles

Heading out to Los Angeles? Make sure you know the very best (local-preferred) places to hit up while you're visiting. rather los angeles ($16) is chock-full of insiders' tips for the best places to eat, shop, and sightsee. It's like hanging out with a with-it best friend. You won't regret... [More]

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Amanda Pearl Vintage Crystal Earrings

Date nights. Weddings. Job interviews. Dinner parties. There are dozens of occasions (and millions of outfits) these Amanda Pearl Vintage Crystal Earrings ($85) would be perfect for, not to mention what a refreshing, sparkly change of pace they are from our go-to pearl studs!... [More]

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Lava Lamp Envelope Wrap Tape

Use the Lava Lamp Envelope Wrap Tape ($13) to seal a package. Or utilize the perforated segments as cool labels for letters and gifts. Everyday parcels will be looking a little more posh...... [More]

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Muji Organic Moisturising Lotion

As kids we used to dream about chasing fairies through a meadow of flowers thinking that, perhaps, if we caught one they would turn us into a fairy too. Because childhood logic would tell you that converting into a sprite was a possibility. Ah, imagination. As an adult, we use... [More]

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Kate Spade Tretorn Trey Shoe

There can be nothing better than when two or three designers get together and come up with a super item to unveil for us greedy consumers. Our current love is the Kate Spade Tretorn Trey Shoe ($98). Kate Spade and Tretorn provided the perfect canvas for the gorgeous prints of... [More]

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Paperthinks Recycled Leather Notebooks

There's no way we'd ever need upwards of eighteen different notebooks, but every time we see the Paperthinks Recycled Leather Notebooks ($18), we want to buy them all. Think of how perfect they'd look displayed in all their rainbowed glory! The shelf in our living room would thank us, even... [More]

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Tinley Road Floral Tie Front Blouse

We haven't seriously considered wearing a tie-front shirt since 1994. That is, until we found the Tinley Road Floral Tie Front Blouse ($54). There's something about it that makes it more cool and casual than dated and reminiscent of a Blossom rerun. It must be the pattern. Though floral, it... [More]

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Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner Pen

People call us a lot of things. Wife. Woman. Bestie. Maggot (our brother gave us that one). But after we're done applying some fierce cat eyes with our new Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner Pen ($27), they'll be calling us Pussy Galore (tehehe). We are meowing over how thin and... [More]

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Rockabye Baby! Lullabye Renditions of Journey

True story: Dead tired OB editor and mama. Teething four-month-old daughter. Three o'eff in the morning. Babydaddy away on business. Mama starts up the Lullaby channel on Pandora on her iPhone in a desperate attempt to soothe baby. A sweet percussion song comes on and the screaming child quiets down... [More]

Pool Ball Candle Holder Set

Pool Ball Candle Holder Set

The Pool Ball Candle Holder Set ($70) is powerful enough to brighten any man cave. Even though they're not the most romantic candles for date night, we'll surely give our guy points for trying to romance us a bit.... [More]

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Eberjey Boho Beautiful Charlie

Eberjey is one of our favorite lingerie companies because they make pieces that are practical, beautiful and comfortable. We feel like a sexier version of our real self in their camis and chemises, so we were delighted to find out that Eberjey has launched a line of swimwear. Our favorite... [More]

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Sulwhasoo Shine Classic Compact

Inspired by Buddhist temples in Korea, the Sulwhasoo Shine Classic Compact ($150) exudes practical, simple elegance. The perfect springtime shade of apricot highlights the contours of the face, while the plum blossom extracts protect the skin against free radicals... Enough with the poetry talk. We just want it because the... [More]

Ernies Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa 4-Pack

Ernie's Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa 4-Pack

We're suckers for salsa so we were stoked to find a new way to dress up our fresh cod tacos. All you need is some fresh fish, cheese, lettuce, and some fruity salsa like Ernie's Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa ($24). You'll experience love at first bite crunch.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Tall Drink of Water Goes For A Swim

Megan writes: "Hey ladies, you helped me out once before when I was on the hunt for cardigans for my husband, and I'm hoping you'll be able to help me out once again! I am seeing all sorts of cute, vintage style, Esther Williams-type swimsuits online-- but not a one... [More]

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Cowshed Saucy Cow Softening Conditioner

We never thought we'd prefer someone regard us as a saucy cow instead of a saucy minx, but Cowshed Saucy Cow Softening Conditioner ($25) has changed our minds on that subject. And on the subject of hair care. We've been using the same shampoo and conditioner for about three years... [More]

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Mossimo Supply Co. Yellow Straw Fedora

You know the Target rule, right? The one that says you must go in with three items on your list only to come out with thirty-eight unneeded items? We're going to say that the rule goes double for shopping on the Target website. On our list of unneeded (but totally... [More]

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Motel Dressing Gown in Silhouette Rose

The Motel Dressing Gown in Silhouette Rose ($54) is a giant stretch from the damp towel that keeps us covered while we're doing our hair and makeup in the morning - or afternoon, depending on our laziness that day. Our husband might miss the occasional peep show, but we won't... [More]

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Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Ointment

We hear those barre classes are intense. As in can't sit down after, muscles in agony, jelly legs intense. Rub some Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Ointment ($10) on aching muscles and you'll be ready for your next class in no time. You tiger, you!... [More]

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Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club

We love our Birchbox membership so much that when someone showed us Wittlebee ($40), we may have actually squealed out loud. Wittlebee is a kids clothing club that operates similarly to Birchbox. You pay a monthly fee and they'll mail you a box of kids' clothing, tailored directly to your... [More]

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Stila Sparkle Luxe Gloss

Twinkle, twinkle, Stila gloss. Sparkle Luxe ($22) is most-def boss. On our lips you really shine. Without you, we'd bitch and whine. Twinkle, twinkle, Stila gloss. Without you, we're at a loss.... [More]

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Aerie Floral One-Piece Swimsuit

We're thinking that the Aerie Floral One-Piece Swimsuit ($45) is the sweetest summer suit for those of us who are, well, not so well-endowed. The suit can accommodate A through C cups and flatters smaller figures with its sweetheart top and halter straps. Plus, the ultra-feminine print is just darling... [More]

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Magnetic Stickers

We used to think that just leaving an item we use regularly on our desk was sufficient, but lately it's become such an avalanche of paper (thank you, taxes) that we need something more serious. Which is why we're sticking magnets to our walls. You heard us. These Magnetic Stickers... [More]

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Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

We're a little bit scared of Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips ($20), but hey, they might be awesome! We think they'd make a unique gift or could be a conversation-starting treat at our next party. Have you tried them?... [More]

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Amy Butler 'Carried-Away' Medium Everything Bag

If we could throw our money through the computer screen at a product, we'd start hurling bills at the Amy Butler "Carried-Away" Medium Everything Bag ($32), especially in this Fuchsia Tree Tomato print. It's not often we get so swept up in a print (read: we sort of despise that... [More]

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India: The Cookbook

Curry up and pick up India ($33)! Did you catch the curry reference? Aren't we hilarious? Okay, back to business... We especially need this book since we've had an abysmal time finding a restaurant as tasty as the Indian restaurant in our college town. Loaded with over 1,000 authentic recipes,... [More]

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MALIN+GOETZ Sage Styling Cream

The first thing we thought about upon seeing the packaging for MALIN+GOETZ sage styling cream ($25) was a herd of malign goats. And while a stampede of angry nannies and billies won't do much for your hair, the botanical sage and absorbent fatty acids in this cream will shine your... [More]

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PBteen Paisley Pop Airgo Chair

Our thinking goes as follows: if we like where we're working, we'll work more. And since more work = more money, spending a little for a desk chair as cute as this Paisley Pop Airgo Chair($199) is an investment that should work well for us.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Bethany's Bodacious Party Dress

Bethany writes: "Dear Outblush ladies,You guys have been making my day everyday for the last 4 years since I discovered you, I love you guys!Anyways,this is the first time I'm writing for some help/fashion advice though.I just got engaged to my amazing fiance and I'm planning an engagement party with... [More]

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Dotty Wooden Sailboat

You've tried bath body paint, bubbles, and a plethora of other activities to keep your wee one entertained in the bath. Why not try a Dotty Wooden Sailboat ($22)? Let them be captain on their own uncharted sea or pretend they're a wild sea monster. That gives you at least... [More]

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Hot Hues All Over Bronzer

Whether you want to be bronzed, really bronzed, or just a little bronzed, the SEPHORA COLLECTION Hot Hues All Over Bronzer ($24) delivers a customized glow depending on how many of the shades you apply. Sweep a brush through the top of the compact and over your hairline for a... [More]

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Goose Island Sofie Belgian Style Ale

Duck. Duck. Goose Island Sofie Belgian Style Ale ($11 for four). Perfect for chasing a crappy day away.... [More]

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Lisa's Hot Pink & Lime Green Teardrop Stone Chandelier Earrings

Need proof that the neon trend doesn't have to scream 1980s? The Lisa's Hot Pink & Lime Green Teardrop Stone Chandelier Earrings ($28) are good and bright, but the goldtone accents tone down the color to create something that's a little more romantic and feminine than like, totally rad.... [More]

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Less is More Chitinspray

If you're looking for volume in your hair without declaring chemical warfare on the planet, spritz in some Less is More Chitinspray ($35). Style your hair into new heights without parabens, sulfates, or other artificial additives. This stuff is awesome at building up a barrel curl, whether you use a... [More]

Steven Braidey Sandals

Steven by Steve Madden Braidey Sandals

We're suckers for colorful sandals, so of course the Steven by Steve Madden Braidey Sandals ($119) are on our list of must-haves for the summer season. These brown leather sandals are adorned with a plethora of colorful beads. Best of all, these sweet treats for our feet will look great... [More]

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Beachcomber Fruit Bowl

Maybe we're the only ones, but we'd be delighted if our husband brought us a pretty basket, like Pottery Barn's Beachcomber Fruit Bowl ($39), loaded with bright apples or fuzzy peaches rather than a bouquet of flowers. We think that would dress up our table just as nicely as a... [More]

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Dorothy Perkins Lace Pencil Dress

We've been watching past seasons of Mad Men in preparation for the season premiere later this month, and we just can't get over how damn good Christina Hendricks looks in all of those slim-cut dresses. We're passing on our traditional spring pick - a flowy, full-skirted chiffon dress - in... [More]

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Polar FT7

Contrary to our husband's beliefs, we don't work out just so we can buy cute workout clothes. We actually want to burn those calories to balance our massive sweet tooth, too! The Polar FT7 ($120) helps us know when we're in the fat-burning range and when we're improving our fitness.... [More]

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Pope Joan: A Novel

We'll admit it. We're suckers for a riveting historical novel. One of our favorites is Pope Joan ($10) by Donna Woodfolk Cross. History buffs have long debated the existence of Pope Joan, a ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose through religious ranks to take on the... [More]

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Seychelles Ilk T-Straps

About six months ago, we spotted the Seychelles Countdown Heels and fell hard for them. Now we've got another pair to add to our cute T-strap collection with the Ilk T-Straps ($98). They have the same sweet vintage look as the Countdowns, but the flat sole makes these even more... [More]

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Tata Harper Rejuventating Serum

We all know the story of Narcissus (if you don't, read it here so this post is relevant) so we're a little hesitant to use Tata Harper Rejuventating Serum ($150). The narcissus bulb extract does increase the strength of skin cells, in turn giving you quite the enviable visage. But... [More]

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Art's & Mary's Home Style Tater Chips Assortment

Some days, all we want to do is to sit on our couch with a bag of potato chips from Art's & Mary's and watch Bridget Jones's Diary. Is that too much to ask? We think not. Art's & Mary's Home Style Tater Chips Assortment ($29).... [More]

Ceramic Retro Tank

Ceramic Retro Tank

We're a bit obsessed with finding old-school pieces for our kitchen. The Ceramic Retro Tank ($40) is shaped like an old-fashioned milk jug with a 1930s-looking label. Since most of our shindigs these days are PG, we'll be using this to serve chilled guava lemonade for our diva's second birthday.... [More]

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Stick It!

Duct tape has come a long way from the metallic grey stuff. Now you can make accessories ranging from cool wallets to funky jewelry when you have Stick It! ($14). We're partial to the animal print and neon versions you can find at the store. You?... [More]

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Weekly Purse Page Lookalike Poll: March 13, 2012

Our friends over at The Purse Page may have had some technical issues yesterday, but they're back in force now, this time with a lineup that's part couture and part couch. Which of the above bags do you like? Vote for your favorite, and a roundup of lookalikes for the... [More]

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How to Look Good When You're Being Photographed

Whether you're prepping for your best friend's wedding, your birthday, or your engagement photos (congratulations!), looking good while being photographed is important. From hair to lips to nails, everything counts. Thankfully, Walgreens has tons of great options to help us look great while being photographed.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Bridesmaid Seeking Gray Companion to Wedding

Kim writes: "Please help! I'm in a wedding in April, and we've been asked to wear dark gray shoes with our pinkish-purple dresses. Specific instructions state that the shoes can't be shiny or anything near silvery or metallic. Nothing too blingy. So let's see -- I'm 5'1" and have trouble... [More]

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Milly Mina Mini Sophia Bag

We'd like to think that we do a good job of finding items at bargain prices, but sometimes, we just can't resist adding new, not-so-affordable-handbags to our closets. We were hoping we'd grab this Milly Mina Mini Sophia Bag ($275) on sale, but we think we'll snag it before someone... [More]

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YSL Beauty Temps Majeur Cleansing Balm

Cleansing milks are all over the place this year. And we've tried a few. Most of them work really well, almost surprisingly well considering how thin most formulas are. But YSL Beauty Temps Majeur Cleansing Balm ($65) takes the cake. This stuff can actually remove waterproof mascara, which is next... [More]

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Color-Fool Striped Dress

We don't usually run headfirst into trends (yes, shopping blog, we know) but this colorblocking thing has us sprinting full steam ahead. And when dresses come colorblocked in stripes we're rendered nearly helpless. We have to buy them. Which is exactly what happened with the Color-Fool Striped Dress ($49). We... [More]

Bakers Pantry Red Velvet and Pancake Mix

Baker's Pantry Red Velvet Pancake and Waffle Mix

We're crazy about anything red velvet...especially anything red velvet that we can serve with ice cream. Can you imagine how sinfully delicious red velvet waffles topped with vanilla ice cream could be? We can and we'll let you know how these taste this weekend. Baker's Pantry Red Velvet Pancake and... [More]

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philosophy frosted cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath

We've been doing a lot of Cupcake Wars watching lately and we've realized two things: 1. We're hungry for cupcakes at least twenty-three hours out of the day now. 2. We want to smell like a bakery whenever possible. In order to satisfy the healthier of those two discoveries, we're... [More]

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You Look Mahvelous Mirror

Call us vain if you'd like, but we can't help but buy more mirrors to decorate our home. Not only do they reflect our lovely visage, but placed correctly they can really make a room feel more spacious. Our current fave is the Land of Nod You Look Mahvelous Headboard... [More]

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Naomi Gray Tiny Diamond Elephant Necklace

Elephants are said to be lucky, but carting a full-sized (or even baby) pachyderm around is a little on the challenging side. Stylish solution? Fasten a Naomi Gray Tiny Diamond Elephant Necklace ($108-450 depending on metal) 'round your neck, and enjoy elephantine good fortune wherever you go. We think we'll... [More]

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Joseph Joseph's Arena Dish Rack

Our current dish rack is about as attractive as a pile of dirty plates. We're going to liven up the place a bit with the Joseph Joseph's Arena Dish Rack ($45). Made of flexible rubber, it can hold dishes and pots without scratching or denting them. It is also roomy... [More]

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Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

One of the weird things women do is caress each other's hair without permission. Similar to how we walk up to a pregnant gal and spontaneously touch her belly. And through years of unwelcome hair groping, we formed an opinion on which types of curly hair we enjoy running our... [More]

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Betty Crocker's Cook Book For Boys And Girls

Did anyone else have this cookbook as a kid? Betty Crocker's Cook Book For Boys And Girls ($17) still has all that vintage charm of the first 1957 edition with original recipes and illustrations. We think it would make an awesome gift for a budding chef.... [More]

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bareMinerals READY Blush

Our therapist recently told us that if you do something well, continue to do it just as you have been. This seemed like an incredibly novel concept to us considering how hard we try to complicate our lives, albeit subconsciously. So we're going to stick with products that work and... [More]

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Tasha 'Complete Package' Headband

We blame it on the Royal Wedding, which may or not be on our DVR, but we can't get enough of those over-the-top fascinators. Although we like to tell ourselves that we'll have a ton of fancy events to attend, chances are, we'll need to tone down the party on... [More]

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RSVP Multi-Blade Herb Scissors

We love fresh herbs but they are such a pain in the keister to mince! These RSVP Multi-Blade Herb Scissors ($10) take the work out of chopping and mincing cilantro, tarragon, and parsley, to name a few. Looks like you'll be whipping up dips, herb butters, and vinaigrettes like a... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Decorating in Downtown Dallas

Dallas writes: "Please help me outblush! I just signed a lease to live in the coolest area of dallas. The ONLY problem? To get an apartment in my budget I am having to majorly downsize... Welcome to the world of studios! My new place is gorgeous with hand scraped hardwood... [More]

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Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

Why, you ask, does Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara ($19) come with what appears to be a guitar pick? Close, but no cigar; it's actually a smudge shield that you can hold behind your lashes while applying, to avoid getting smears of mascara on your freshly applied smokey eyes. Genius! The... [More]

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Party Cakes

We'd much rather have mini cakes to dress up our event than a single large one. The more the merrier, we say! Mich Turner's Party Cakes ($20) gives ample instructions on choosing cake shapes, flavors, and decorating styles to fit your party. We think an assortment would take your soiree... [More]

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Button Box

A sewing box shaped like a button? How very meta. Now all we need to do is learn to sew... Button Box ($15, sewing notions not included)... [More]

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Steven Alan Classic Shirt Dress

We're just a smidge less bold than this model, so you'll find us donning leggings with our Steven Alan Classic Shirt Dress ($198), but other than that difference we'll look about the same - relaxed, comfortable and cool as sh*t.... [More]

Sparrow Clips

Sparrow Clips

Many people may not be fans of a clothesline, but the refreshingly clean smell of our clothes after they've dried outside is what we love...and of course all the fun clothespins we come across. The Sparrow Clips ($10) are available in a pack of sixteen including four colors - red,... [More]

Daelmans Dutch Caramel Waffle Wafers

Daelmans Dutch Caramel Waffle Wafers

Wafers stuffed with smooth, creamy caramel...we want some now! Our mouths are watering at the mere thought of Daelmans Dutch Caramel Waffle Wafers ($4). This traditional Holland treat is one that we'd like to incorporate into our traditional snack routine.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm

We would eat strawberries in just about anything anytime. Strawberry pancakes, strawberry muffins, strawberry ice cream, and certainly strawberry frosting on strawberry cupcakes. But alas, our waistlines and super expensive size You Can't Afford Another Pair So Don't Move Up a Size jeans wouldn't appreciate that level of strawberry indulgence.... [More]

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Jubilee Garden Gloves

As much as our husband loves our obsession with gardening (and the gorgeous yard that comes with it) we're pretty sure he doesn't love the scratchy, tough hands that sometimes come with our labor of love. These pretty Jubilee Garden Gloves ($20) keep our hands protected from scrapes, dirt, and... [More]

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Plan & Scheme Notebook

We present to you the Plan & Scheme Notebook ($18). Because every girl needs a place to keep her most devious and awesome plots.... [More]

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China Floral Lattice Back Dress

We're suddenly in the mood to host a garden party, thanks to the loveliness of the China Floral Lattice Back Dress ($75) from Topshop. Too bad our gardens are still hibernating and the only "china" we own is from IKEA! At least we can look gorgeous in this classy little... [More]

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Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

You expect everything else in your life to multitask, from your phone to your wine (relaxes you AND provides a source of healthy antioxidants!)... Why not your makeup, too? Streamline your a.m. beauty routine with a tube of Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup ($32, in four... [More]

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Porter Tray Table

We don't want to make assumptions here, but we're guessing that if you live in a tiny apartment, you don't have the resources for your very own porter. Sigh - isn't life hard? While we haven't found you an affordable personal manservant, we do think that this Porter Tray Table... [More]

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Vince Camuto Pamir Sandals

Springtime means we finally get to bring our toes out into the light, and what better way to do that than with cute new sandals? Trust us. It's the best way. Don't even try to think of alternatives. Just get these smashing Vince Camuto Pamir Sandals ($129) that manage to... [More]

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Madonna: MDNA

Madonna may absolutely loathe hydrangeas, take working out to freaky extremes, and detest Lady Gaga, but you've got to admit, girl can still make AMAZING music. Her newest album, MDNA ($16), hits stores on March 26th, and we can't wait to add it to our workout playlists. If the rest... [More]

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Estée Lauder Pleasures Exotic Bath and Shower Gel

The words "pleasures" and "exotic" don't exactly have us thinking clean thoughts. Good thing Estée Lauder Pleasures Exotic Bath and Shower Gel ($40) will take the dirty right off of us. But wait...how'd we get dirty in the first place? Does it have something to do with exotic pleasures or... [More]

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Rethinking Spring Cleaning

Pssst! We wanted to let you in on a contest going on at our sister site, Everybody Loves Coupons. They're giving away a $250 Bed Bath and Beyond gift card to one lucky blogger - all you have to do is write a 300 word post about your tips and... [More]

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Trend Alert: Pastel Apparel Under $50

Pastels are all over the runways and the pages of our fashion magazines right now, and they're perfect for spring and summer! Get the look for less with these finds. 1 - Charlotte Russe Pastel Motorcycle Jacket ($40) 2 - Pastel Teardrop Necklace ($11) 3 - h.i.p. Print Chiffon Flutter... [More]

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Boots Olive Wonderbalm

We were first introduced to Boots while studying abroad in London and quickly realized how perfect the brand was for a student on a budget. And one recent overnight application of Olive Wonderbalm ($9) to our dry, cracked heels made it clear that we've been missing out on healthy, smooth... [More]

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Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Leather Loafers

Pantone has declared Tangerine Tango to be the 2012 Color of the Year. If you avoid orange clothing for fear of looking like, well, a tangerine, try a small accent like a bag or shoes. These peppy, preppy Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Leather Loafers ($110) are a simple way to... [More]

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Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage Wine Gift Box

We recently sat through The Vow, and while we didn't love the movie, we loved the idea of a chocolate and wine dessert. The Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage Wine Gift Box ($44) comes with a bottle of Banyuls Rimage wine and a box of chocolates. We know what... [More]

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Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3-Piece Starter Kit

We were recently chatting up a very hot, hopefully single male specimen in the library. And in an attempt to lure him into our lair, we did our standard hair toss over the shoulder combined with sexy bedroom eyes. This tactic has yet to work. We'd probably have better luck... [More]

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Antique Bicycles Frogs Card

Lance Armstrong rued the day the cycling federation allowed frogs to enter the Tour de France... Antique Bicycles Frogs Card ($5).... [More]

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The New York Times 36 Hours

What are you doing this weekend? You no longer have an excuse to just laze about, thanks to The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada ($24). A collection of itineraries from various eloquent, well-traveled contributors puts a wealth of information about popular and not-so-well-known... [More]

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Mario Badescu Cellufirm Drops

Now, the description for Mario Badescu Cellufirm Drops ($25) says that you should apply four or five drops to the face and neck for instant plumping and revitalization of the skin. But with a name like "Cellufirm" we can't help but wonder how effective it would be on our tooshies.... [More]

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Gia by Badgley Mischka

Have we mentioned that we are suckers for stunning shoes? These vanilla satin Gia by Badgley Mischka ($245) open toe pumps (with the most gorgeous jeweled ornaments) make us wish we were getting married so we could have a valid excuse for spending part of our rent money on yet... [More]

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Laxmi Carrot Pickle

So, your breath might not thank you. And your husband might not thank you. And your cubicle-mate might not thank you. But your taste buds will. And if your taste buds ain't happy... ain't nobody happy. Laxmi Carrot Pickle ($6).... [More]

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Doubtblush: Phillip Lim Tie-Waist Jersey Skirt

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

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Chloé Rollerball

Spring is all about being somewhere, doing something with somebody. And the key to finding a good somebody to spend all that time with is a good beauty routine that can travel with you. Slip the Chloé Rollerball ($25) into your clutch, your over-the-shoulder tote, or even your briefcase to... [More]

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Big Buddha Skye Satchel

We're supposed to tell you we like the Big Buddha Skye Satchel ($99) because of its vibrant hues and its use of both the colorblocking and color clash trends. But really we mostly like it because it looks like a robot face with a mouth that reminds us of the... [More]

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Carrot Stakes

Forgot which mound of leaves was the tarragon and which was the sage? Keep your garden organized with these cool Carrot Stakes ($15). The set comes with six stakes and a permanent marker: just right for an herb garden.... [More]

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Rose Pavilion

Growing up, building a tent meant pulling the pillows off of our couch, using them as walls, and then covering the mess with a blanket. Our construction never looked half so fancy as this Rose Pavilion ($625). We're sure we would have spent every waking moment reading away in our... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Lace Pumps for Alaina

Alaina writes: "Help! I'm in love and it's breaking my...wallet. These shoes call to me, but I just can't justify spending over $800 on pink lace shoes. Can you help a sista out and find me some equally lacey, lovely shoes that don't make me feel fiscally irresponsible? Thanks in... [More]

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BISTRO Blender

We just looked at the calendar and realized there are only three months until summer! Holy crap! That means we have a little work to do, considering we've been sitting around in our pajamas eating Oreos since the weather turned cold in October. We're going to try the green smoothie... [More]

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Xhilaration Scoopneck Skater Dress

The billionth reason we love Target? Come spring, they always put out tons of cute, trendy dresses that we don't have to feel guilty about wearing to death all summer long. Both incarnations of the Xhilaration Scoopneck Skater Dress ($20 each) are cheerful, casual, and a damn good deal. We... [More]

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Orofluido Elixir

Mmm, running a few drops of Orofluido Elixir ($30) into our hair is a magical experience. That may be a slight exaggeration, but you'll understand what we mean the first time you do the same. The elixir, a combination of three organic natural oils, smells like an earthy amber with... [More]

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Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Mould

We see peril in our future. With the help of this Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Mould ($10) we can make chocolate peanut butter cups, or chocolate mint cups, every. Single. Day. Oh crap.... [More]

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The Get Together Blank Card

Let's get together, yeah, yeah, yeah! Invite your bestie over for tea and gossip with a The Get Together card ($4). Love.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: The Last Soap

You may or may not know that Outblush's unofficial mascot is a unicorn. And you may or may not know that we can be very dirty girls (wink wink). You also may or may not know that writing for the interwebs does not pay a salary akin to those of... [More]

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Handled Ceramic Serving Bowl

At our house most of the time our pots and pans double as serving bowls and go from stove to table. As much as we're fans of not doing more dishes than necessary (we made dinner after all, isn't that enough?), these Handled Ceramic Serving Bowls ($35) sure make the... [More]

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American Eagle Floral Corset Dress

What's one thing we love more than floral sundresses? Floral sundresses that are as affordable as they are adorable. This American Eagle Floral Corset Dress ($30 on sale) has a lot of quirky girl spunk, but we'll leave our lensless glasses out of the equation; we visualize pairing it this... [More]

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Mason Bee House

Normally we'd thinking having more bees in our backyard is a bad thing. They smell fear, you know! But the Mason Bee House ($17) attracts non-stinging mason bees to pollinate your yard. Aside from the benefits of having hard-working mason bees to keep your garden (literally) humming, the bee house... [More]

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Topshop Plastic Square Clips

You can colorblock your wardrobe. You can colorblock your shoes. You can even colorblock your walls. Why not colorblock your hair with Topshop Plastic Square Clips ($20)? Yeah, sure, they look easy enough to make. But to prevent hot glue gun burns and embarrassing tchotchke results, we'll spend the $20... [More]

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Betsey Johnson Mini Nail Color Set

Betsey Johnson is not just a style icon. She is a bright example of taking fashion to the edge and jumping straight off the Ordinary Cliff without abandon. We admire her willingness to rip open the envelope and create herself anew season after season. She has given us the opportunity... [More]

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Chevron Dopp Kit

Guys say they like the natural look, but we've seen the truth on our husband's face when we go au naturel. Usually there is a pause and then a comment about how we look tired. Thanks a bunch. We prefer to achieve that natural look with a generous amount of... [More]

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Chan Vest Dress

Pardon us as we get in touch with our Southern roots for a moment, but that Chan Vest Dress ($248) sure is something else. And wouldn't you know it, that whole ensemble is hand-embellished. Some poor soul, bless their heart, sat there and did the entire dress up in an... [More]

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Hairkop Essence Obliphica Treatment Hair Shampoo and Intensive Hair Mask

We've always been drugstore shampoo and conditioner girls. We were major skeptics. We didn't believe that this certain bottle of much pricier shampoo would yield different results from that $2 bottle of shampoo. Girls, we were wrong. So, so wrong. We recently had the opportunity to try out some hair... [More]

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Soap Walla Kitchen Detox Indulgent Bath Soaking Salts

Vegan and decadent (not two words usually heard together, but bear with us), Soap Walla Indulgent Bath Soaking Salts in Detox ($10) promise one helluva tub time. Made from all natural ingredients like Utah Red Basin salts, Epsom salts, essential oils, and spices, it contains cedarwood and grapefruit to help... [More]

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Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens

How tempted are we to use these Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens ($8) to take notes during client meetings, filling the room with the fragrances of bananas, coconuts, and green apples? Very. How sure are we that it would NOT impress potential clients, or our bosses? Very.... [More]

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beautyblender Pure Kit

When the beautyblender was first released, the beauty industry went gaga. Finally, we got a product that applied makeup accurately and flawlessly. But not everyone loved the hot pink makeup applicator. And that's cool. Pink isn't for everyone. But the beautyblender Pure Kit ($50) is. The white beautyblender and solid... [More]

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ASOS Mitchell Leather Flat Shoes

To be honest, we're not one hundred percent sold on this pair of ASOS Mitchell Leather Flat Shoes ($152). The color is gorgeous, for sure, and we want to love those spikes, but we don't know if we can pull them off. The shoes are complicated. They're sweet and saucy,... [More]

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MeMeMe 'Goddess' Bronzing Rocks

We all have our go-to makeup, but every once in a while, a new product comes along that we absolutely must try. These MeMeMe Goddess Bronzing Rocks ($20) fall into that category. They won us over when we realized that they can be used as bronzers, eyeshadow, and lip gloss.... [More]

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Massager Brush

If only we could get our husband to use this Massager Brush ($18) on us. Made with 100% boar bristles on one side, and cedar knobs on the other, this massager helps promote circulation and relaxation. Somehow we don't think using it on ourselves would be quite as relaxing...... [More]

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Arise Swiss Alpine Cosmetic Cleansing Milk, Soothing Toner and Night Cream

Do you know what it's like to be limited to one cleansing routine throughout your twenties out of fear that your skin will positively ignite in acne the instant you switch to something new? We do. And it's both tedious and obnoxious. We have always wanted to branch out and... [More]

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Sicula Scaled Scarf

A scarf does not always have to be a scarf. Take the Sicula Scaled Scarf ($48) for instance. It can be a table runner, a tapestry, a shawl. It can be worn as a belt, tied to a handbag, turned into a pillow, wrapped around a present, stitched into a... [More]

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Sampar Glamour Shot Eyes

It may take an entire evening of hard partying to ruin your face, but it only takes a minute to piece it back together. Sampar Glamour Shot Eyes ($38) delivers a powerful punch of MIB Complex, reducing puffiness and dark circles, within sixty seconds of applying just a dot under... [More]

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Trina Turk Saskia Silk Mums Print Halter Top

We don't know how she does it, but Trina Turk always manages to make prints and florals that remind us a bit of our grandma's draperies look totally chic and modern. Her Saskia Silk Mums Print Halter ($176) is definitely on our "want" list for spring - or at least... [More]

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Carita Ideal Controle Powder Lotion

Is it an astringent or is it a lotion? Well, Carita Ideal Controle Powder Lotion ($58) is kind of both. It eliminates impurities and absorbs oil like an astringent but it also mattifies like a priming lotion. Sooo, which is it? We don't really care. We just love it!... [More]

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Terax Gloss

There is nothing so uplifting as a great hair day. It can change your mood, set the tone for the week, or land you a date with that special someone you've been semi-stalking at Target recently. Terax Gloss ($16) is the quintessential wingman for your locks, giving your tresses the... [More]

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Task Shaving Duo

As women, we spend all this time shaving our legs, our underarms, our bikini area, and even the occasional forearm. And we spend a lot of money doing it! So we're going to demand our man piece starts using the Shaving Duo by Task ($30), forcing him to make a... [More]

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Ancient Harvest Quinoa Organic Pasta

We've been fans of Ancient Harvest for a long time and we want to share our appreciation for this gluten-free pasta ($2) with our readers. We'd been told to eat 100% whole wheat everything - bread, pasta, flour - but no one told us it would give us a stomachache.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Forever21 Neon Cosmetic Bag

Now you can toss your neon makeup from this year's many neon collections into your Forever21 Neon Cosmetic Bag ($6) which will most certainly match the neon denim jeans and neon flats you picked up last weekend. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to impulse... [More]

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B. Kamins Anti-Blemish Pads

If you're still using the same face cleansing routine you perfected in college, switch it up with B. Kamins Anti Blemish Pads ($26). The familiar pre-soaked pads deliver anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic ingredients ridding your skin of all the gross and yuck that destroys your complexion. Bio-Maple, a trademarked moisturizing... [More]

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J Brand Kinsey Skinny in Tangerine

Colored denim is big this spring. If you want to look Dreamsicle-licious, grab a pair of these J Brand Kinsey skinny-fit jeans ($198) and pair them with a floaty top in creamy white, a sprinkling of gold jewelry, and plenty of whipped cream. Don't have almost $200 lying around to... [More]

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Aromatherapy Play Clay

Sure, the Aromatherapy Play Clay ($14) is made for kids, but we deserve to get our Zen going while making rolled clay pots, too. We plan on bringing the aromatherapy play clay when we babysit our nieces. We figure the soothing scents of lavender and chamomile (to name a few)... [More]

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It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul but your mouth is the picture frame that sits next to the window that shows your age. Protect your youth with It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush ($20). It is packed to the brim with plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, aloe,... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A Pretty New Watch for Ella

Ella writes: "Hi Outblush!!! I'm looking for a fab everyday watch, but I'm super indecisive =( I'm looking for a leather band in either rose pink or brown, with a gold and mother-of-pearl face. My budget is around $150. Thank you" Dearest Ella! Carlota here and I'd love to help... [More]

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Green Glitter Necklace

You had us at glitter... Green Glitter Necklace ($34).... [More]

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myfaceworks Sheet Masks 'the starter kit'

Myfaceworks. How about yours? If it hasn't been working for you lately, apply myfaceworks Sheet Masks 'the starter kit' ($45). Each face cloth is pre-soaked in a solution that will brighten, detox, or hydrate your skin (depending on which you use). It also gives you an excuse to lie down... [More]

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Reminder Rings

We know there are about three dozen more tech-savvy ways to set yourself a reminder, but we still support the idea behind Reminder Rings ($19, set of 5). After all, Siri only does our bidding half the time we ask her to, and when "take pills" turns into "bake gills,"... [More]

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Camilla & Marc Sweetheart Patchwork Maillot

Holy cuteness! The Sweetheart Patchwork Maillot ($218) is one of the most playful suits we've seen this season. Okay, so swimsuit season has barely begun, but we're still crazy about the vintage cut, pin dots, and bright colors on this one-piece. We're not as crazy about the steep price tag,... [More]

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Dynamite Feather Print Dress

It really needs to start warming up outside because we're dying to slip into something lightweight with a short hem! The Dynamite Feather Print Dress ($40) is calling our names with its brightly colored feather pattern and razor back straps. We can't yet go sleeveless, but we just might be... [More]

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3 Piece Colored Utensil Set

We kid you not, the only utensil we carried with us from apartment to apartment during our college years was a bamboo spatula we found at a thrift store while we were in high school. You can imagine our excitement when bamboo spoons became the rage a few years later.... [More]

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Functionalab Opti-Tan Formula

Beauty comes from within. Or at least that's what our mom told us growing up. So we've been taking our vitamins in the form of Functionalab Opti-Tan Formula ($35). They help our skin maintain a happy, healthy glow all year long without our having to set foot into a fake... [More]

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J.Crew Colorblock Stripe Tee

J.Crew, master of preppy, has brought us a whole new level of trendiness in combining three of the hot-right-now looks: stripes, neon and colorblocking. You might think that these bold, geometric styles would clash, but the resulting Colorblock Stripe Boatneck Tee ($45) is hip and effortless, just how we always... [More]

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Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon Soda

We've managed to break our Diet Coke habit since the New Year but the thing we miss most about that cold, bubbly beverage is the bitter flavor. We're not keen on overly sweet drinks. These Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon Sodas ($8) have been hitting the spot with their bright lemon flavor... [More]

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ASOS Enamel Stack Bangles

We've got chevrons on our pillows, chevrons on our purses, chevrons under our clothes...what can we say? We're into this pattern. Now we've found a way to wear it all the time, even when we're not feeling bold enough to don a full chevron dress. You'll find these ASOS Enamel... [More]

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Limited Edition Chloe Dao for Nuo Satchel

Keep all your gadgets, from your phone to your laptop, safe on the go with the stylish Limited Edition Chloe Dao for Nuo Satchel ($71). Project Runway winner Chloe Dao added her signature "kangaroo pockets" to the outside of the orange lotus bag, and they're the perfect places for your... [More]

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Mai Couture Gift-To-Go

Springtime is party time. And not just one kind of party time. But BBQ party time, Easter party time, Maypole party time, and the occasional My Spring Cleaning Yard Sale Was a Hit So Let's Party party time. All this outdoor extravaganza-ing requires some extra beauty care, which is why... [More]

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Paper Airplane Doorstop

It's not often that we have need for a doorstop, but when we do, we'd much rather it be something cute and clever like this Paper Airplane Doorstop ($12) than one of our shoes or, worse yet, some sort of rock.... [More]

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Kissing Pair Thank You Notes

We know these Kissing Pair Thank You Notes ($18 for ten) are a little schmoopy, but we can't help but love the cute illustration and sweet sentiment expressed on the card. We remember when we felt the utmost gratitude "from the bottom of our newly married hearts" at the simple... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Naya's New Blazer

Naya writes: "Hello Outblush! You ladies helped me out 18 months ago when I was looking for a leopard print maternity dress to wear to my baby shower. I've had that baby and need some cute mom clothes that aren't boring mom clothes. I work during the week and am... [More]

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Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color

Klutzy? Us, too. Fine-point eyeliners (especially liquid ones) always give us results that look as though we'd handed control of our makeup over to our three-year-old nieces. Give us a nice, chubby crayon-style eye product like new Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color ($22) any day of the week. Available... [More]

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Zara Combined Leather Dockside

We may have differing opinions on boat shoes here at Outblush, but fan or not, we have to admit that kids in boldly colored boat shoes, like the Combined Leather Docksider ($50) from Zara, are completely adorable. Truthfully, we like anything that's a miniature replica of its larger equivalent, especially... [More]

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Candy Apple Crunch Jam

Most mornings we wait until the absolute last second before we have to get out of bed. That means we end up grabbing a yogurt and banana every morning for breakfast. Lame. We might change our tune and give ourselves enough time to make pancakes (or at least toast!) if... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Caroline Chu IB114 Oval Camouflage Brush

Sundress season is upon us (thank you, reliable season-changing planet) but our skin has failed to get the memo. It still thinks it can break out and hide under the coverage of three winter layers. We're not going to let some pesky blemish near our collarbone rain on our Easter... [More]

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Aldo Hilser Flats

We can spend a lot of our day looking at all sorts of fabulous shoes - sequin heels, peep toes, platform shoes, platform shoes with goldfish in the heel - you get the idea. But when it comes down to it, on a daily basis we return to comfy old... [More]

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The Muppets

As bummed out as we were that "Man or Muppet" wasn't performed at the Oscars, not to mention that they didn't get to host said Oscars*, at least The Muppets ($20) is coming out on DVD on March 20th. Then we can get our fix of Jason Segel and Jim... [More]

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Express Zelda Jean Legging

We have two questions: 1. Do you know what you're wearing for St. Patrick's Day? 2. How much photoshopping did they do of this model's eeny weeny legs? Express Zelda Jean Legging ($80)... [More]

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Zombie Repellent Soap

We're not going to tell you how to survive the zombie apocalypse, but we're pretty sure this Zombie Repellent Soap ($8) by rudeandreckless shouldn't be your Plan A. We're thinking more along the lines of Plan Z (for zombie, HA!). It smells nice, though, like an earthy Spanish moss, so... [More]

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ZoLi On-the-Go Travel Formula and Snack Dispenser

For as small as kids are, they sure do consume a lot of food. And if you're lucky, you can get a kid who will eat all the food on the entire planet. That includes nuts, dried fruit, crackers, strange cracker-shaped objects found on the floor, and even veggies. Give... [More]

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Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress

We know, we know - we spent all winter whining about how we couldn't wait for spring colors again, and spring is almost here, and we caught wind of the Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress ($325), and now? Now we are cursing yesterday's 80-degree weather and wishing we had... [More]

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John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil

Argan oil. Argan oil. Argan oil. Everybody who is somebody is releasing a product that utilizes argan oil this year. We'd rather skip the hullabaloo and go straight for the good stuff. We picked up John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil ($38) last week and have found about a million... [More]

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Swiss Chocolate and Raspberry Bars

Why, hello there, little Swiss Chocolate and Raspberry Bars ($6). Do you want to come home with us? Oh, you do? How do you feel about being eaten while we're watching Modern Family? You'd love it? Well then, this is your lucky day!... [More]

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Mode de Paris G.Lalo Stationery

Understated and elegant, Mode de Paris G.Lalo Stationery ($38) is perfect for quick notes and casual correspondence. The set comes with thirty cards and envelopes, making it an economical and chic way to keep in touch. We think these would be awesome bases for handmade cards, but they'd look just... [More]

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Steritize

Here's something you might not know. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers stop protecting your skin after only sixty seconds. Once the sanitizer has dried on your hands, it loses its antibacterial power, rendering you susceptible to all things germy and icky. Steritize ($12), on the other hand, is an alcohol-free sanitizer that... [More]

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

According to the brand, you are either born with it or you need Maybelline. Well, lucky for them, we need Maybelline and their Dream Bouncy Blush ($8). It is a powder-gel formula...wait, before you ask yourself "Powder-gel? Isn't that an oxymoron?" let us explain. Basically, a compact contains a sponge... [More]

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Orangettes

We're not huge fans of those chocolate-covered orange jelly sticks. Actually, we're not huge fans of chocolate-covered orange anything. Or we weren't, until we tried these Orangettes ($20). Made from caramelized orange peels dipped in dark chocolate, these confections are a rich treat for savoring with a cup of tea... [More]

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Halston Heritage Print Crêpe de Chine Dress

It's not even spring yet, but we're already getting mountains of spring and summer wedding invitations in the mail. Since we'll have to buy a gafrillion gifts, we decided we'll just buy ONE great dress to wear to all those ceremonies, and skip the hassle of finding a new outfit... [More]

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Doubtblush: Sophie's Magical Windmill Playhouse

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

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Slim Bag-in-Bag

The Slim Bag-in-Bag ($29) has one of the duller product names we've heard in a while, but thankfully that's its only fault. This padded bag is designed to fit within another bag (hence that clever name!) and protect your iPad as well as keep your cords, cables and other smaller... [More]

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Mënaji Deep Cleansing Masque

At the end of the week, our faces are in dire need of some quality TLC. And Mënaji Deep Cleansing Masque ($26) is just what the doctor ordered. Made for men, this masque definitely still works for women, especially women like us with really oily skin. The smell is slightly... [More]

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Lovelace Earrings in Turquoise

So far this season, we've seen more crochet than we can shake a stick at - whatever that's supposed to mean. Some of it's pretty, some of it's a little too lingerie. We appreciate the understated simplicity of these Lovelace Earrings in Turquoise ($14); they embrace the trend without being... [More]

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Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

Perfect for pairing with Indian dishes and meals with a little heat, Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir ($12) is a richly fruity, medium-light wine. We suggest preparing a curry or picking up some chicken tikka masala and naan for a decadent night in.... [More]

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Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars

Sonia Faleiro's book, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars ($10) is riveting. Let us say that again: it's riveting. Get a copy any way you can! Faleiro investigates and writes about the underground world of India's sex industry in prose that reads like a thriller. She... [More]

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Kissing Elixirs 100% Natural Fresh Breath Mist

Pucker up, buttercup, we wanna smooch y- aw, wait, have you been eating pickled garlic or something? Here, use some of our Kissing Elixirs 100% Natural Fresh Breath Mist in Mint Vanilla ($10). It's potent enough to power away even the gnarliest of breath with one spritz, and the tube... [More]

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Graphic Spaces Happy Tree Bookshelf with 4 Wood Animal Bookends

Bob Ross, step aside - this is the happiest tree we've ever seen. The Graphic Spaces Happy Tree Bookshelf with 4 Wood Animal Bookends ($2,100) is handmade from sustainable solid hardwoods, but more importantly, it's ridiculously adorable.... [More]

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nails inc. Neon and Nude Collection

We think spring fashion is having a case of the crazies this year. Is it nude? It is neon? Is it neither? The nails inc. Neon and Nude Collection ($25) helps solve the question by supplying two right answers. And don't you love always being right? So now whether you... [More]

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My Quotable Kid

Some of the funniest things we have ever heard have sprung from the mouths of our miniature clones. Use My Quotable Kid ($15) to keep track of hilarious observations and statements, like our four-year-old niece explaining that the mullet she'd given herself with a stray pair of scissors was "an... [More]

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Vince Camuto Sleeveless Colorblock Dress

Stop the presses, we think we found the perfect dress. The Vince Camuto Sleeveless Colorblock Dress ($150) is simple and professional enough for the office, sexy and evening-appropriate for that hawt date of yours, and sufficiently flattering yet modest for all 6,480 weddings you RSVPed for this summer.... [More]

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Peary & Henson Aftershave Splash

We like our men manly. We like brawny shoulders, scruff, and the strange obsession with MMA/cars/football that comes with them. But we'd never sniff at a clean-shaven man. Unless he's using Peary & Henson Aftershave Splash ($18). Then it would be difficult not to sniff at him.... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Effortless Classic Q options for Lana

Lana writes: "I LOVE your blog! Your finds are always stylish and I want everything you post! I was hoping that you could help me out on a fashion question. I have recently bought a dark brown handbag from those post holiday sales. Excitedly trying it on with the rest... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Cheerful Bathroom Accessories for Alison's Shower Curtain

Alison wrote: "Help! We are a military family and having just moved into a new house on our Army post. We are not going to be here long but I still like to do my best to make things feel home-y for my family. I just purchased this shower curtain,... [More]

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Three Tenors Olive Oil

Here's how we figure it. If you can make your man's taste buds sing at dinner, he'll return the favor during dessert... Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! Three Tenors Olive Oil ($29 for 3).... [More]

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Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Necklace

Add a simple, festive touch to your Saint Patty's Day celebration by wearing the Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Necklace ($12) by Andie Stevens Designs. Whether you go easy on the green, or go all out, the cute charm could bring you a little bit of luck. We're hoping it... [More]

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Kat Von D True Romance Mi Vida Loca Eyeshadow Palette

We will finally bite our tongues when it comes to Kat Von D and admit that she did something right...finally. Her True Romance Mi Vida Loca Eyeshadow Palette ($36) has us almost remorseful for the crude things we've said about this tattooed maven in the past. The eight long-lasting eyeshadows... [More]

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Sculptz Chevron Shaping Tights

It may be spring (well, soon anyway!), but we're not ready to give up our tights just yet. Maybe we'll just switch to lighter weights and brighter colors. The Sculptz Chevron Shaping Tights ($15) are right on the money. They'll help suck in the rest of that stubborn winter weight... [More]

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Puss in Boots

Okay, we admit it: we're animation nerds. We own just about every Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, or Studio Ghibli film there is, and we're excited to pick up a copy of Puss in Boots ($17) now that it's out on DVD. With voices by Antonio Banderas (of course), Salma Hayek, Zach... [More]