Monday, November 26, 2007

Fun with fashion on Facebook

Ever since Facebook invited web developers to create applications for Facebook just a few months ago, we’ve seen applications pop up for everything under the sun – from sending free gifts, adding video and photos to your Fun Wall and even biting your friends and turning them into Vampires.

But did you know there are literally hundreds of fun applications for fashion and shopping lovers? Here’s just a few:

A social shopping website, Stylefeeder’s application lets you show off your personal style. Just bookmark any product as you shop online and add it to your profile and share your favorites with your friends.

I could spend hours playing with Polyvore. You can create fashion “sets” with real products from real stores, or browse what other fashion mavens have created and post them on your Facebook profile. On, you can search by keyword and find relevant sets, for example “kimono” or “magenta.” The neatest thing is that you can click through to buy any item online, so you can complete your wardrobe or find the perfect accessories.

Social Shopping Mall

Mallicious is a deal-sharing website that created an application that allows you to surf its coupons and offers from inside Facebook. Find discounts, free shipping, coupon codes and even exclusive offers for Facebook users from top online stores, and share deals with your friends on your profile.

My Fab Bag
Ladies love designer handbags, but for most of us, these are a luxury we
can’t afford. But with My Fab Bag you get $5,000 virtual dollars for
Dolce, Vuitton, Coach or whatever your heart desires – to gift to your
girlfriends or display on your profile. This application has over 9,000
daily active users.

Fashion Trend Voting

Think HotOrNot meets Glamour Dos and Don’ts. Vote on clothing, accessories and celebrity outfits as hot or not and see how others voted. Hours of fun.

Our Guest Blogger, Linda Bustos, is an editor for Creditor Web, and blogs about credit cards, shopping and e-commerce.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Holiday cards with a delectable twist from Mango Ink

Has sending holiday cards become more of a chore than a pleasure? Take a fresh approach to the task with these delectable, retro designs from Mango Ink. Send your heartfelt wishes with style and a twinkle in your eye! View the holiday collection here, and get 15% off any holiday card order by entering code EARLYBIRD07 at checkout, now through October 31.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

drop a minty hint

To keep your breath kissably fresh, carry Hint Mints, the original designer mint. These mints come in sleek, curved tins and come in handy when you need a subtle hint to give friends fresh breath. $20 for a pack of 12 at
-- submitted by guest writer Robin Kassner

Friday, June 22, 2007

Add fun to your party with Clinqs!

We've all been there; at some swell soiree we put down our drink and lo and behold, it gets lost among all the other half-finished glasses! Never again with these cheeky reuseable drink stickers, Clinqs! Grab a bunch for your next party and your guests will be tickled pink. They're around $7.00 per sheet; see for purchase details.

Monday, June 18, 2007

gumball ring from Lazuli jewelry

Looking for the perfect gift for that lucky girl who has everything? Whether she's a recent graduate, young professional or fashion-forward post-hipster, this aptly named Gumball Ring from Lazuli jewelry is sure to strike her fancy. The inlaid resin disc pops with color, and is sure to elicit complements from her envious friends! It's $55.00 from Lazuli.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Precious clips for baby's hair

I think I've encountered the absolute cutest barrettes for babies! They're small ( about 1 inch long), and grip nicely in baby's fine hair. In an array of precious styles, like ribbon, crochet flowers and butterflies, you'll find it hard to pick! Perfect for that lucky baby who already has everything; they're $9.00 at Bellaziza. Buy 3 clips, get one free! Just mention code "shopalicious" at checkout.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Buying Diamonds Online

Buying diamonds and diamond jewelry can be a wonderful experience. With the advancement of technology, finding a perfect diamond is just a click away. High mega-pixel digital photography allow details of each individual diamond that you are looking at to be seen and scrutinized with ease. No more running around from store to store in search of the perfect diamond.

There are also many options when it comes to choosing an online retailer. Decreased overhead allows online stores and retailers to bring these beautiful diamonds and diamond jewelry to the mass market at spectacularly low prices. The market is competitive so the increase in the number of online retailers has driven prices down.

That said, is a great place to shop for diamonds or diamond jewelry. I did a little online research of my own, and found these beautiful 0.5 carat diamond earrings very competitively priced at $489.00. Take a look -- you might find a well-priced treat for yourself or someone dear to your heart!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

jewelry with nutty appeal

Not into the dainty, delicate look of most jewelry? Then these modern designs using actual hardware might be just up your alley. This beautifully designed bracelet uses fine quality nuts with gemstones inlaid, and would add a modern twist to a simple black dress. It's $140.00 from

Monday, May 7, 2007

Ribbies Clippies banish tots' bad hair days

Ever wondered how to keep cute barrettes in your toddler's silky, slippery hair? Well, Ribbies Clippies are just the thing for you! These super cute clips not only appeal to a Modernist design sense with their clean, bright geometric styles, but the little foam insert keeps them firmly in place. My daughter's fine hair has defied every clip I've tried - except Ribbies Clippies! At $8.00 a pair, they make great gifts, too. (And who says fashionistas of "a certain age" couldn't wear them if they wished?)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Becky Ransey of Indiana recommends peroxide as bleach alternative

Here, I'm quoting the famous Becky Ransey email that circulated the internet recently extolling the use of peroxide as a bleach alternative. Here goes:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Boots for pedicures on cold days

Ever had a pedicure on a cold winter day, then messed it up a bit by sticking your feet back into your closed-toe shoes? Well, here's the thing for you! Bootie Pies: Pedicure Boots for Posh Toes are stylish suede boots with a patent leather toe that flips up when you get your toes painted, keeping the rest of your foot warm and cozy! For serious pedicure aficionados, they're available for $128.00 exclusively from Bootie Pies.

Monday, March 26, 2007

use peppermint to curb the munchies

Are you the type to nibble as you cook, and by the time the meal is done you're not even hungry? According to Martha White in Real Simple magazine, some peppermint fragrance in the kitchen will help you curb the habit. Time to run out and get a peppermint candle or peppermint essential oil home fragrance kit...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

freshen up your clothes with -- vodka!

Have you ever felt that your clothes were picking up all the scents in the air -- the smoky bar, the stuffy closet, the garlic-laden restaurant? Real Simple magazine offers a neat solution; spritz them with straight vodka in a spray bottle. It kills bacteria and is odor free. Who thought vodka was just for cocktails?

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

knitted vegetable rattles for the baby with everything

If you're ever at a loss for a baby shower gift, these hand-knitted baby vegetable rattles are sure to please. They're hand knit in Peru of 100% soft vegetable yarn and the set includes carrot, peas in pod, cabbage, radish and tomato. They're on sale for $15.00 from Quiet Hours toys.

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