12. 29. 2010
Now You Can Buy What You REALLY Want
Christmas morning is now a hazy memory; you've returned the peppermint-striped sweater Grandma got you, and now it's time to take that holiday cash and buy yourself a little present.
Tons of after-Christmas sales abound, and most of the best deals can be found online. Check out a few of the prezzies we picked out for you.
iPhone 4 ID Credit Card Cases
Sometimes you don't want to carry all your stuff, so this iPhone 4 case is ideal since it features a slim slot for a credit card and ID. It's stylish and only 2.5 mm thicker than the low profile iPhone 4 "Barely There" case. And yes, you can fit it in your jeans pocket. $34.99 at Case-Mate.
We expect all our gadgets to multi-task so why not our soap? The new Jack Black Clean Formula Face Bar & Shave Soap is a 2-in-1 product: a facial cleansing bar but also a luxuriously lathering shave soap. It uses healing botanicals, vitamins and certified organic ingredients, without any parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or colorants, so even the most finicky of men will feel manly while lathering. (My husband likes the peppermint extract which is slightly astringent and helps control oiliness.) This overachieving face bar gently cleans skin so no lotion is necessary. $14.00 for 5.3 oz. bar at Get Jack Black .
Your "Starter" Headset : EASYGO
Not exactly an early adopter? The bright folks at Jabra, who just brought you the voice-command Jabra Stone 2, also have a beginners model, the aptly named EASY GO, with basic functions and easy setup. Up to 6 hours talk time and up to 8 days standby time, at a no-nonsense price of $39.99.
We like this stylish line of high end tanks and tees in soft burn-out fabrics for its rock 'n roll designs and fashion-forward styles. Founded in 2004 by graphic artist Amanda Simonian, Simdog is only available at a few stores but has a rabid celeb following. (Celeb fans include Ke$ha, Kristen Stewart, Mel B, Selena Gomez, and Victoria Justice as well as Ashley Greene.) The name comes from designer Amanda Simonian’s brother, whose nickname was Simdog. After he tragically passed away in a car accident, Amanda started the company in his name and all proceeds go to support his charity. We're pre-tested the tees for you and the quality is great – no shrinkage or fading. Practice my favorite shopping trick "One for them, one for me" go to Shop Rumor. Around $60.
Phosphor E Ink Digital Watch
If you're a jet-setter, this next generation watch is perfect for you. The Phosphor watch uses E Ink, the electronic ink technology used in Amazon's Kindle. The super modern time piece offers the ability to select from 24 time zones for one display mode, while optionally displaying a second time zone simultaneously. It's all packaged in a sleek, curved case with a 180-degree viewing angle, high contrast for easy reading, and low power consumption. $150 - $199. Get yourself something no one else has. Yet.
Kai for Every Season
We're fans of all Kai products, with its fresh, clean and pretty scent that smells good on everyone (believe me, we've sprayed all our friends and turned them into instant fans). This time of year, we're indulging in Kai Body glow, a lustrous and naturally hydrating body mist. The dry oil spray moisturizes the skin and leaves a radiant glow (not sparkly). A great gift for a discerning woman. Like yourself. ($30 for 4 oz.)
No, it's not a new designer drug but a Japanese company, similar to Hello Kitty. My fabulous hair stylist, Mika (Gavert-Atelier salon) brought me a few items back from her last trip home and we fell in love with the fun, sparkly designs. Check out this cute purse, called HbG × My Melody 2 Natalie Wallet. They also sell t-shirts, purses, bags, bangles, and of course the ever popular cell phone straps. They are hoping to open a store state-side so we'll keep you in the know.
Lincoln Hybrid MKZ - With A Really Big Bow
This time of year, you see all those ads for cars magically appearing Christmas morning in the drive-way with those giant bows. (Where do they get those gargantuan bows, btw?) While we're not expecting any big ticket items this year, we had a chance to test drive the new Lincoln hybrid (made by Ford) and were surprisingly impressed. For one thing, all the controls are touch screen or slider. (They call it the "MyLincoln" system.) And it gets an impressive 41/36 mpg. Offered at a base price of 34K, it's a hybrid wrapped in luxury.