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.
Love to shop? Join the club; in 2011 we spent about $4.7 trillion
(yes, trillion!) in retail sales, according the U.S. Commerce
And who hasn't overspent at one time or another? With new
merchandise refreshed every season, every
monthâor, at discount retailers like Target and
T.J. Maxx, every weekâdepartment stores can be a
minefield if you go in uninformed. Especially since stores are
designed to make you drop as much cash as possible.
Floor layouts, salespeople's strategies and even storewide sales
tap into our most basic consumer impulses.
If there is one thing we can do for ourselves, it's to be financially conscious. And one way to go about it is to start changing our shopping habits. Whether it's cutting back, using coupons or only shopping the sale and clearance sections, we ultimately have the power and choice on how we are going to spend our hard earned money.
To make things easier for you, I've compiled a list of the 5 best deals on our site this week. We hope to make your shopping experience easier, save you time and ultimately empower you to take charge of your financial future.
I have often written on my blog about wardrobe staples and I feel that every woman should have a simple black dress in her wardrobe. Owning such a dress means you're ready for a wedding, a funeral, a date or a cocktail party.
However, sometimes it's nice to go beyond basic black. And one of those times is the holidays. Right around the corner is the season for eggnog, mistletoe and wining and dining with friends. While you could use a simple LBD to ring the season in with style, choosing color can add a festive touch to your ensemble while also making you stand out in a crowd.
Take a cue from Michelle Obama, who at the South Korea state dinner stood out in a sea of black in her ultraviolet one-shouldered gown from designer Doo-Ri Chung. Her choice of a must-notice color allowed her not to have to rely on sparkly jewelry, a fancy updo or unique makeup. The dress was elegant yet relatively simple, letting the color steal the show.
Most of us beauty junkies have at least ten products in our make up cases and bathroom that we consider essentials. I'm a sucker when it comes to name brand products. Do they really work as well as lesser priced drugstore brands? According to tests, user reviews and ingredients, just because it's expensive doesn't mean it's better. Great news for us savvy savers.
Here's my list of 10 beauty items similar to their much pricier counterparts:
A recent post at Consumerist announced the arrival of online shopping for two popular fashion retailers, H&M and Zara. The problem is that the new functionality is for Europeans only, leaving U.S. fashionistas to continue schlepping to the mall in order to get their Euro-style fix. According to BNET, the reason for the fast fashion retailers slowness in offering a way for customers to shop online is due to supply chain issues. Both retailers have committed to ambitious sustainability plans, which must be carefully taken into account when expanding to the online arena.
H&M and Zara are only two of a number retailers who have yet to offer online shopping. Here are ten other fashion retailers we wish would add the ability to shop online: