It's just two weeks until Halloween, meaning now's the perfect
time to stock up on candy, decorations--and gadgets!
Wait, gadgets? For Halloween? Yep, even this holiday can
benefit from some techno-wizardry, especially if you're looking to
create the ultimate costume. Here are three seriously cool gizmos
to liven up your All Hallow's Eve.
Finally, a way to integrate your smartphone into a Halloween
costume! Just choose one of the cool custom Digitaldudz shirts,
tape your phone inside so only the screen is showing, then run the
free Digital Dudz app (available for Android and iOS).
The effects range from a darting eyeball to a beating heart to
a flickering pumpkin.
By Rick.BroidaGuest Blogger
at 9:22AM, a year ago |
Stuff We Like
I'm usually appalled when my mother asks for detailed Christmas lists for each member of our family in October. "Really?!" I want to scream, "I haven't even got the last stitches in the Halloween costumes, and you want Christmas lists?" Instead, I smile and politely oblige, having no other choice if I want to keep peace in the family.
This year, however, after spending several days compiling these lists (after all, I don't want my children getting toys they have no interest in, or worse yet, socks, for Christmas), I had an epiphany: I could get my shopping done in November, save some much cherished cash, and enjoy the entire month of December by baking, playing with my family, and not stressing about shopping!
No, I haven't thanked my dear mother, but I did learn some interesting information about the best things to buy, and not to buy, in November.
By savingtools.comGuest Blogger
at 7:56AM, 2 years ago |
This week, a photo of Gemma Ward on the set of the filming for The Great Gatsby was leaked onto a Tumblr blog and now the fashion world is all in a-twitter. The Roaring '20s trend has been hot this year with flapper-inspired frocks that walked down the runways of Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel and Gucci, and even inspiring Kate Moss' dreamlike wedding. This trend isn't going anywhere any time soon. It's infusing trends in beauty, shoes, hair and apparel for day as well as evening.
No need to wait until the movie's release in December 2012 to hop on this trend, it is an easy one to recreate, and a great way to glam up for the holidays.
Here are some tips on how to get the look of the Jazz Age without having to pay for a runway frock.
at 10:57AM, 2 years ago |
This fall is a great season to stock up on trends that are classic, and flattering to so many different body types. One trend I am adoring, and know will still look chic years from now is the return of the cape.
I know, many of you when you hear "cape" may think of Superman and
Sherlock Holmes. However, this fall's cape is far more elegant,
versatile and figure-flattering than a red satin or ankle-length number
famous made famous by your favorite storybook hero. A cape is a great
piece to wear during transitional weather--you can slip over a tee and
jeans for a trip to the market, over a suit or dress with ease, or use
it as a layering piece with a heavy sweater or fitted jacket for
additional warmth come winter. Capes work on slight and curvy frames,
petite and tall women, and will work even if you are between sizes (or expecting!).
Here are some of my favorite budget-friendly capes for this fall--styles that are kind to your figure, your lifestyle and your wallet.
at 7:56AM, 3 years ago |
You're a discount diva: Amazing clothes you found for even more amazing prices. You have all the staples in your wardrobe to be ready for whatever life takes you. That's all great, but it's not worth a thing if you don't have the tools to keep your wardrobe looking like new.
Here are some tips and tools to keep your wardrobe looking stylish and new:
at 10:55AM, 3 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
A recent article at Forbes.com exploded the myth of a time-honored advertising tactic: the celebrity endorsement. Specifically, Dorothy Pomerantz's piece cited a study by Ace Metrix which examined 2010 celebrity ads and found that 20% actually had a negative impact on the advertiser. The study findings were published at Advertising Age and show that on average only 12% of ads featuring celebrities were effective.
This news must be especially disturbing to a number of brands who have shelled out millions and millions of dollars to celebs to act as the "face" of their products--especially as it comes on the heels of a spate of celebrity endorsement announcements that have surfaced in the last month or so: