Monday, November 29, 2010

The Jack-A-Pillow, Part Jacket, Part Pillow. All Comfort!

My brother is a serious outdoorsman. In fact, his idea of the perfect honeymoon for his new bride was a backpacking trek through Yosemite National Park. (Thankfully, my sister-in-law, Girly, who is not only uber-stylish but very sensible, anticipated just such an adventure and booked a non-refundable week in Turtle Bay on the north shore of Oahu instead!)

Because my brother loves the great outdoors, I am always on the lookout for unique gifts that he can put to good use on his adventures. This holiday season I am getting Jack-A-Pillow jackets for him and his wife. These lightweight jacket not only insulates for warmth and keeps you dry, but it also transforms into a plush head pillow when you tuck it into its interior pocket!! Check it out today at

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

6 Tips For Successful Online Shopping

Think putting an item in your online shopping cart guarantees it is yours for purchase? Think again!

Doesn't it seem that holiday gift shopping starts earlier each year? In fact, many consumers have already started their holiday shopping, and if they haven't yet, they will do so very soon. Not surprising is that millions of Americans will continue with the conventional, stress-induced, anxiety infused way of shopping. Fortunately, there will also be millions of smart, savvy consumers who will do all of their holiday shopping in a far more relaxing environment – from the comforts of their home.

Still, even the most educated online shoppers may not know there are short cuts and even faster ways to ensure they get the deals they want before products sell out!, the online retail site where brandaholics go for their daily fix of the brands they crave in men's, women's, and children's apparel, footwear and accessories, offers SIX tips for successful online shopping:

Tip #1

Make a List. You will save a lot of time and energy if you make a list of exactly whom you are buying for and what they like. Simply jot down the names and personalities of your potential gift recipients, and leave it next to your computer.

Tip #2

Do your homework. Visit your favorite sites and understand the various promotions they will be offering on specific days. If you are looking for a specific product, check to see if they sell it first rather than waiting for the day of the sale. Also, it’s wise to comparison shop prior to making purchases so you aren’t wondering if you got the best deal.

Tip #3

Establish an Account! Make sure you have an account established and login before you start to add things to your cart! Believe it or not, some sites allow you to “shop” and add things to your cart, but when you go to check out, you realize you haven’t established an account with the site, and you’ll have to do so before you can make purchases.

Tip #4

Shop Early! Many promotions sell out in a matter of hours and some of the hottest selling items can disappear in minutes! Most online sales start at midnight – so if there is something you really want, set your alarm to ensure you’ll get it!

Tip #5

Shop Fast! Although shopping online is a more relaxing experience, products do sell out quickly. On many sites, putting an item in your cart doesn’t reserve it for you! If you put items in your cart, then save the order to finish later, when you go back to finalize, your cart may be empty. If someone else is shopping and put it in their cart and goes to purchase it, sites pull it from available inventory, and when you go back to purchase; it may be out of stock! As the saying goes “you snooze you lose!”

Tip #6

New Tabs make Browsing Easy! Many browsers now offer “Tabs.” To utilize tabs, find a category you are interested in, right-click that category, and select the option to open that link in a new tab. You will then have the ability to continue to browse the main results page, and when you’re ready to make your final selections, you can just click on all the open tabs and finalize your order.

ABOUT is the online site where brandaholics go to get their daily fix on the brands they crave in apparel, footwear and accessories for up to 75% off every single day! For more information visit

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For the holidays, the grab bag from tarte exclusively at Sephora!

tarte is offering a limited-edition, seven-piece value set of some of our favorites exclusively at For only $42 (value: $173), the grab bag includes:
  • sunburst face beaded bronzing facial moisturizer
  • eyeshadow in luuucy I'm home (shimmering deep blue-grey)
  • hEYE Impact in slate (shimmering slate shadow/ navy liner)
  • double-duty eyelining brush
  • slide tin lip balm in mouth off (vanilla-mint flavored sheer raspberry)
  • double dose in pomegranate punch (sheer sparkling red) and acerola rush (sheer sparkling golden peach)
  • reusable "natural beauty" makeup bag

Makes a fabulous gift for your girlfriends, sister, mom or even for yourself!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Peace Love World Send Positive Style Statement!

Last Sunday on Kate Plus 8 (TLC), the Gosselin kids took on Alaska decked out in hoodies and t-shirts from PEACE LOVE WORLD.

And just lastweek Kourtney Kardashian’s son Mason sported PEACE LOVE WORLD as part of his Halloween outfit.

Kids are projecting positive messages with their clothing, and making a stand on the fashion scene. Even the dancers and stars of Dancing with the Stars have been wearing PLW each week during rehearsals!

This fashionably positive brand was created with the intention to spread peace, love and happiness whenever--and wherever—possible through their super soft casual wear with signature themes. PEACE LOVE WORLD has already won the hearts of celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Angie Harmon, Taylor Swift and the cast of So You Think You Can Dance.

Check out the the gorgeous styles at PEACE LOVE WORLD and send a positive message this holiday season with the gift of a super soft and stylish tee!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Merrell and Patagonia for a Warm Winter Holiday!

Looking for a great holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life (or for yourself!)? Check out these great boots from Merrell and Patagonia to cozy up the holidays.

Merrell's Tempest High is high on the hip-meter. Great for partaking in snowy revelry in waterproof, warm comfort. Not you average snow boot, it maintains decadent warmth with 200 grams of low-bulk insulation and an insulating fleece lining. It also keeps feet dry thanks to a waterproof breathable membrane. Cushioning comfort from the Air Cushion in the heel and stride-specific QForm Comfort will make her jump for joy. Offered in Black, Huckleberry, Brindle and Silver Birch.

If you crave the outside even when everyone else retreats inside to escape wild and wooly weather, Merrell's Graz Waterproof fits right in. Waxy, water repellent leather uppers stand out with style, and stand up to cold with multiple thermal features: fleece lining, 200 grams of PrimaLoft insulation, ColdProof Ortholite insulating footbed and an ActiveHeat reflective insole buried inside high-performance cushioning and support. Siped soles with 5mm lugs and durable, secure lacing over a bellows tongue give you top to bottom comfort and control. Offered in Brown/Stone.

Minimalist and eco-chic, the Patagonia Bandha Tie keeps a low profile but is never humdrum and the faux shearling lining keeps feet toasty warm. A recycled rubber heel (20% recycled) provides traction and a cushioned heel strike. Offered in Marsh Green or Dried Vanilla.

For the guys, the stable Das Boot Mid keeps your feet warm and dry amid frozen crud. The waterproof snow boot sports a coated TexTuff leather rand/upper (recycled) for heavy protection that's still light on your feet. 100% recycled polyester mesh provides long term durability. PrimaLoft Eco insulation and Polartec 200 lining lend warmth and comfort.