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Pong Research Radiation Reducing Phone Cases Improve Phone Safety

  • posted December 24th, 2011
  • Gadgets

You protect your phone but what about yourself?  Protect both with a Pong Research Radiation Reducing Case.  Pong not only protects your iPhone, it protects your health as well without compromising your cell phone’s performance.  Pong is the only solution proven by Federal Communications Commission certified laboratories to protect you from cell phone radiation without sacrificing the functionality of your phone. With a reduction of SAR up to 95% below FCC limits, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best protection available.  Pong Research Phone Cases are available for a variety of phone models including iPhone 4 and 4S, Blackberry, HTC Evo and more.  They come in a variety of colors and retail for around $50.

- Holly Duce

Ring in the New Year Retro-Fabulously, Inspired by Liz Taylor

  • posted December 24th, 2011
  • Fashion

It’s been more than 9 months since Liz Taylor’s sad passing, but her legacy lives on – especially most recently as avid fans flock to Christie’s online auction to bid their life savings on her most iconic trinkets. But you don’t need millions in the bank to channel Liz’s most glamorous moments – in fact, you can use New Year’s as an opportunity to stand out in true vintage-chic Taylor fashion – leaving the modern sequin trends in the dust with a look that shines without too much flash. Choose a pair of eye-catching earrings that capture Liz’s essence but don’t require her out-of-reach budget, like these Kenneth Jay Lane crystal chandelier earrings from Thomas Laine. Equip yourself with a gorgeous satiny emerald dress that’s undeniably Liz-inspired but also winter-festive to boot – and don’t forget to snuggle up in a faux fur coat for the ultimate modern interpretation of Old Hollywood glamour. Pair with your favorite nude pumps or strappy sparkly sandals, and tote your red lipstick and other must-haves for the night in a sparkly clutch! You’re ready for a glamorous night that won’t set you back $11.8 million!

- Alex Gambardella

Thomas Laine Jewelry is giving away a $250 gift card to inspire your holiday look for New Years Eve! Enter the giveaway on the official Facebook Giveaway page.

Style Your Look With Joie $500 Prize

 

 

 

 

 

JOIE announced a new contest on Polyvore today to ring in the New Year! In conjunction with their newly launched ecommerce site, the contest lets you play fashion editor by creating a Joie-inspired lookbook for a chance to win $500 to shop the Joie site.

All sets must be in by January 17th, 2012. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at Joie, and announced on the Joie Facebook wall and accompanying social media channels.

Enter the Joie Polyvore Contest Here now.

Good luck!

- From out friends at Shopping and Info

Look For Less: Liz Taylor’s Heart-Shaped Pendant

  • posted December 24th, 2011
  • Fashion

Channeling a young Elizabeth Taylor is a lot harder than it looks. In fact, even modern-day glamazon Kim Kardashian has spent over $65,000 on Taylor’s jade bracelets just in the attempt to “harness” her energy. After all, although her jewelry collection is proving to have quite the sky-high price, as demonstrated by Christie’s online auction, the late movie star had a priceless effect on her fans; she had that dramatic gorgeousness that still managed to be warm, friendly and approachable. In other words, she had that whole trying-without-looking-like-you’re-trying-at-all effortlessness down to a science – and beauty and fashion mavens everywhere will continue to look up to her legacy for years and years to come. But just because Taylor’s jewelry has been auctioned off at a price you can barely believe, that doesn’t mean you can’t harness a little Liz energy of your own with lookalike pieces that still manage to capture her youthful spirit and timeless beauty. This Pave Diamond Heart Necklace by Zoe Chicco is a favorite of modern-day “It girls” like Dakota Fanning and Vanessa Hudgens, but looks like something like Liz Taylor might have worn if she had the chance to out-glam the modern fashion icons in this day and age. And for only $185, this necklace is the perfect addition to start your own statement-making jewelry collection, with just the right amount of glitz without breaking the bank!

- Alex Gambardella

Thomas Laine Jewelry is giving away a $250 gift card to inspire your holiday look for New Years Eve! Enter the giveaway on the official Facebook Giveaway page.

The Surf Sock Just Got a Serious Upgrade: The Powerdrain by Columbia

What is it about “water shoes”, or “surf socks” that makes them so uncool? For starters, the monikers aren’t the most appealing, and secondly, they are largely worn out of context, as in out and about, where there is no surf or sand to be found. The Powerdrain, by Columbia subscribes to the same principle, but is actually designed to seamlessly blend in more places than just into the water.  The ultra-lightweight shoe provides a sneaker aesthetic appeal, and performs well submersed thanks to extra traction via the Columbia‘s Omni-Grip™ wet grip rubber,  drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, as well as a fully drainable footbed. The only question now is what weekend will you book a getaway to a year round locale, with testing out these shoes as your impetus?

The Columbia Powerdrain is available at Columbia.com and select retailers starting February 1st, 2012.

- From our friends at Fashion Pulse Daily

LalaLoopsy Dolls Still a Hot Toy

LalaLoopsy dolls were one of the top toys last Christmas season.  They’re still hot this year. As the story goes, these dolls magically come to life as their last stitch is sewn.  Each 13″ doll has a different personality that comes from the fabric used to make them. Their arms, legs, and head are moveable so they can be posed. Their clothing and shoes are removable for fashion play and each doll comes with his or her own pet. With cute names, adorable outfits, a character tag and a collectible poster, each Lalaloopsy doll is as individual as the little girls they were made for. Lalaloopsy boy and girl dolls retail for around $25 each.

- Holly Duce

Give The Gift of Relaxation with Lollia’s In Love Sea Salt Satchets

  • posted December 23rd, 2011
  • Beauty

When it comes to gift-giving, forget practicality! Everyone knows that the best gifts are things that the recipient wouldn’t buy for themselves. So what better gift for the busy gal on your list than the priceless excuse to relax? After all, everyone deserves to be pampered… but not everyone allows themselves to take the time out to do so. And with a gift like the In Love Sea Salt Sachets from luxury bath and beauty brand Lollia, it’s hard to resist kicking back and soaking up, no matter how jam-packed your schedule! The gorgeously wrapped set includes 12 individually-wrapped sachets of apple blossom and jasmine-scented bath salts… which equates to a dozen relaxing time-outs for you or the lucky recipient of your thoughtful gift – which is worth much more than the mere $28 you’ll spend! I gotta admit, while I’m not crazy about bath products in general (I’m more of a shower gal myself!), I am a sucker for cute packaging – and this adorable gift set is difficult to turn down!

- Alex Gambardella

For Sale: KidKraft 4 Story 1 Bath Dollhouse

Invest in a piece of real estate for your little girl with a dollhouse by KidKraft.  The Savannah model features 4 stories with a living room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and attic.  An outdoor patio area with a porch swing and balconies add charm to this southern style mansion.  The dollhouse comes with 14 pieces of furniture and accommodates dolls up to 11 1/2″ tall.  The house itself measures 51″ high and is large enough that multiple children can play together at the same time.  Playing house stimulates the imagination and allows children practice their nurturting and creative sides.  The KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse retails for around $120.  No real estate agent required!

- Holly Duce

 

 

 

Kids Adventure Jumbo Blocks: A Kid’s Dream Come True

The sky is almost literally the limit with these Kids Adventure Jumbo Blocks.  These brightly colored, oversized LEGO-like blocks measure 8″ x 4″ and come in a set of 192 pieces.  Using their imaginations, kids can create life sized animals, robots, vehicles and more.  The options are only limited by their creativity — if they dream it, they can build it!  The blocks are made of durable poly-propylene with soft, rounded edges for safe play.  The blocks are great for developing hand/eye coordination and motor skills while engaging kids in a fun physical activity.  Kids Adventure Jumbo Blocks Jumbo Set is made in the USA and retails for around $280.
- Holly Duce

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked Video Game

  • posted December 23rd, 2011
  • Fashion

 

ALLLLVIIIN!!  What’s Christmas without Alvin & The Chipmunks?  Originally created in 1958 by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. as an animated music group, Alvin & The Chipmunks went on to become one of the most successful music groups of all time, and became stars of their own movies, video games and more over 30 years later.  Alvin & The Chipmunks have earned five Grammy awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Reel Award, two Kids’ Choice Awards, and have been nominated for three Emmy Awards.  Their latest release is a video game titled Alvin & The Chipmunks Chip Wrecked.  This follows on the heels of Alvin & The Chipmunks The Squeakquel from 2010.

- Holly Duce