Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Treats for Furry Friends and Families at PetSmart

Pet parents can treat their cuddly kitties and pampered pooches to festive Halloween costumes, toys and ghoulish goodies from PetSmart. Participating PetSmart stores even have some wickedly fun family activities planned. Check out the Halloween highlights awaiting you and your furry friends.

Gracie loves her PetSmart Halloween treats./ESW
Monster mayhem hits PetSmart

Monsters are making a big appearance at PetSmart this year, with an entire collection dedicated to these colorful adorable monsters. The Thrills and Chills Monster Mayhem collection features toys, beds, costumes and accessories. Pets can play with a monster flattie toy, sport a monster pet costume that features an adjustable hat and slip-on furry “legs,” or curl up in a three-eyed ghoul monster bed.

Amplify their look with Pet Expressions

Ideal for pets that would prefer not to don a costume on Halloween Night, PetSmart Pet Expressions provides temporary, non-toxic, pet-safe chalking, stenciling and feathering services, available in PetSmart Grooming Salons*, giving dogs a delightful dose of Halloween style. Choose from Halloween and seasonal stencils such as a pumpkin, ghost, turkey or glow-in-the-dark feathers.

Raising spirits in-store with your pet 

Spirited furry friends and families are invited to trick-or-treat, take photos and more at PetSmart stores Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. local time**.
In addition to the pet-friendly activities and giveaways, kids can trick-or-treat and decorate a trick-or-treat pail. 

Wicked Cute sweepstakes

Through Oct. 24, submit a photo of your pet in costume! Fans will decide the winner. Visit PetSmart’s Facebook page for more details and the Official Rules. 

*All services are subject to availability. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.
**At participating stores. Check with your local PetSmart for details and availability.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Saks OFF 5th in Brooklyn, Win a $100 Gift Card!

We love to shop.  And we especially love to shop in Brooklyn. So Everything She Wants was thrilled to be invited to the grand opening of the new Saks OFF 5th store in Sunset Park at Liberty View Industrial Plaza (entrance on 31st Street, next to Micro Center). 

Shoes and more shoes at Saks OFF 5th./Everything She Wants
The location is a little out of the way if you don't have a car, but taking a Lyft from downtown Brooklyn will only set you back about $10, and it's well worth the trip!

To experience the "thrill of the hunt" firsthand, we were gifted a $200 Saks OFF 5TH gift card, and we spent several hours perusing the racks at the 31,000 square foot former warehouse space stocked with more than 800 designer brands for men, women and kids. 

The standout "Meet Your Sole Mate" shoe section has 7,000 pairs of on-trend women's shoes. Although we didn't come home with the fab pair of Vince Camuto over the knee boots we tried on, we did scoop up a cognac Cole Haan leather tote ($119, original price $250), a trendy red and black plaid boyfriend shirt ($35, original price $60), and a few other goodies.

To celebrate the Brooklyn store's opening, the first 50 shoppers to arrive each day through Sunday, October 16 will receive a sweet treat that may contain a golden ticket. Winners can exchange the golden ticket for a $100 Saks OFF 5TH gift card. 

For additional OFF 5TH shopping benefits, customers can sign up for the More! program on

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How Much Baby Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, you know that Kim K. has had a rough week. You also know that Blac Chyna is expecting a baby girl with Kimmie's little brother, Rob. 

But here’s a head-scratching detail. The blushing bride to be, who currently stars with her on-again-off-again boo in their spinoff reality show, says she wants to gain 100 pounds during her pregnancy. “Imma tear it up, then Imma snap back,” she told US Weekly as she snacked on chips. 

But why? 

Pregnancy should not be used as an excuse to eat all the junk food you want. “Too much weight will increase the risk of pelvic floor disorders and postpartum and later in life,” a Los Angeles-based Ob-Gyn told Us. And binging on sugary and salty foods can also put you at serious risk for gestational diabetes. 

Besides, according to the National Institutes of Health, a woman of average weight should gain only 25 to 35 pounds during her pregnancy. So as Wendy Williams would say, it appears Blac Chyna is being less than smart. But maybe she can snap back. 

What do you think?  Is 100 pounds too much baby weight?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

$50 Spa Treatments During Fall Spa Week Event, October 17-23

Goodbye, hot, hazy and humid summer.  Hello, autumn leaves, crisp fall temps and pumpkin everything. We love this time of year. And to help celebrate the changing seasons, it's time to book $50 treatments during the Fall Spa Week event, October 17th-23rd.  

Spa treatments aren't just for pampering--they can also serve as preventative and alternative health measures.  Premium, full-service spa treatments are currently available for early booking at top spas across the country. In New York City, here's a list of the top 15 Spa Week participants and their available luxe treatments:

Haven Spa
Short Geek Massage or Makizushi Body Wrap          50 MIN
50 Minutes In Haven Classic Facial or Mini Boot Camp Facial for Men
Foot Renaissance Spa Pedicure or Hair Trim with Blowout    60 MIN

The Red Door 
Spa Week De-Stress Body Treatment           50 MIN
Spa Week Facial  50 MIN
Spa Week Pedicure with Choice of Gel Polish for Toes or Paraffin Hand Treatment        50 MIN

L'Institut Sothys New York
Fall Facial with Mandarin and Kumquat       50 MIN
European Facial for All Skin Types  50 MIN

Hydrating Body Wrap with Dry Brushing Techniques and Warming Balm Moisturizer   60 MIN
Non-surgical Lift Facial with Micro-Current Treatment           45 MIN
French Sudatonic Slimming and Detoxifying Body Wrap for Detox and Weight Loss       60 MIN

Smooth Synergy
Signature Facial with Extractions or Radiofrequency RF Facial              60 MIN
Endermologie for Cellulite/Body Contouring or Microcurrent Fanny Facial To Lift/Tone                --
Laser Hair Removal Session for Bikini, Underarms, Upper Lip or Chin

BioXage Spa at The Roosevelt Hotel
Aromatherapy/Swedish Combo Massage   50 MIN
Deep Cleansing Facial for All Skin Types       50 MIN
Gel Manicure + Classic Pedicure Combo

Sisley Paris 343 Bleecker
Expert Phyto-Aromatic Facial          60 MIN
Make-Up Consultation, Application and Tutorial       60 MIN

KUR Skin Lab
Customized Facial for Sensitive/Aging Skin or Clarifying 20% Salicylic Facial for Oily/Acne Prone                55 MIN
Renewal Enzyme Peel Facial: Choice of Revitalizing Papaya or Re‐texturizing Pumpkin Enzyme Peel        60 MIN
Therapeutic Massage with Essential Oils and Optional Guided Meditation: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Office Relief or Sports Massage               45 MIN

Tribeca Beauty Spa
The TBS Swedish Massage              50 MIN
Tribeca Signature Facial with Mild Extractions          50 MIN
TBS Essentials Package Includes Perfect Pedicure + Brazilian Waxing

Sheva Thai Spa Express
Sheva Facial with Organic Enzymes and Light Extractions      60 MIN
Month of Unlimited Nam Manicures            --
Signature Sheva Foot Treatment with Thai Foot Soak              45 MIN

SKN Organic Massage       50 MIN
Brightening Antioxidant Therapy Facial with Gentle Extractions          60 MIN
Smoothing Body Peel Treatment   50 MIN

Skin Bar Med Spa
Skin Bar ‘Tight and Bright’ Non- Surgical Facelift       --
Diamond Dermabrasion with Light Massage and Hot Towel Treatment           --
Laser Hair Removal Session for Any Medium Area including Extended Bikini, Full Face, Full Beard, Lower Back, Shoulders, Half Arms, Half Legs, Chest, Breasts and Inner Thigh

The Organic Pharmacy
Award Winning Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial with Extractions           60 MIN
Health Assessment with In-Depth Scan for Organ Functionality, Toxicity and Deficiencies     90 MIN

VMV Hypoallergenics
Allergen-Free Customized SuperSkin Facial With Extractions                50 MIN
Allergen-Free Anti-Aging Glycolic Acid Peel With Mini Facial  50 MIN

Just Melt
Signature Hydra Facial MD
One Zerona Treatment (Can Purchase up to 9 Sessions for $50 Each)
One Venus Freeze Treatment for One Body Part

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Comfort Sandals You Can Wear Year-Round From ABEO

Here at Everything She Wants, we believe you don't have to suffer for fashion.  Fashion and footwear should both look and feel good.  So we are thrilled that we discovered a stylish stabilizing shoe from ABEO to wear during the transition from Indian summer to fall. We gave them a test drive while running errands and food shopping, and they are super comfy.

The Blythe Sandals come with ABEO’s B.I.O.system which provides enhanced arch support to be more comfortable on your joints and provide extra comfort and stability. These cork sandals come in a wide variety of styles and colors that will match any outfit and any outing.  The breathable leather lining, the shock absorbing natural cork midsole and soft and moisture-controlling suede-lined footbed make these our new go-tos.

5 Ways to Stretch Shoes That Are Too Small

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes knowing they were too small for you, especially during Fashion Week season? They were cute and on sale and you just had to have them. But once you get them home, reality sets in. 

Well, problem solved. Here are five crafty ways to make your shoes bigger.

1. Wear them around the house while wearing a pair of thick socks. 

2. Apply heat to the shoes with a blow dryer while you are wearing thick socks. And bend your feet back and forth as much as you can. 

3. Fill a sealable plastic baggy with water half-way and place it inside each shoe up to the toes; then place shoes in the freezer for a few hours or overnight until they are completely frozen. Take shoes from the freezer and let thaw for about 20 minutes. As the water freezes, it will expand your shoes. Repeat the process if your shoes are still too snug. This tip, however, isn’t recommended for expensive shoes. 

4. Buy a shoe stretcher. You can get one for under $10 at Target. 

5. When all else fails, take your shoes to a professional shoe repair shop. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Healthy Snacks That Will Help You Lose Weight

Chips. Cookies. Crackers. They're hard to resist. But we all know that everything that tastes good isn't always good for us. Thankfully, these days it's pretty easy to replace "junk food" with healthy, wholesome and yummy snacks.  For example, since the beginning of the summer I eliminated most dairy and white sugar products from my diet. Adieu, Maison Kayser. Instead, my new regimen includes lots of water, berries, Greek yogurt, raw almonds, salmon, salads, avocados, pickles and hummus. And I dropped nearly 12 pounds in three months.

But I'm not totally munchie-free. And when it's time for a "treat" I opt for healthier snacks. Here are a few of my faves, courtesy of the Editor's Showcase Snack Attack and the Fancy Food Show:

Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips: It's hard to eat just one of these delicious, natural and organic blue tortilla chips. Great with guacamole, salsa or straight out of the bag.

Brownie Brittle: Only 120 calories in each six-piece serving. Comes in a variety of flavors like Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Toffee Crunch.

Harvest Stone: Gluten-free has never tasted this good.  The Original cracker is a blend of brown rice, sesame and flax, and the Original Crispy Mix has roasted veggie multi-grain squares, savory multi-seed chips, roasted garlic popped chips, gluten free pretzels and corn chips with flax.

Viki's Granola:  The Original Honey is a blend of gluten-free oats, organic honey, almonds, pecans and unsweetened coconut void of refined sugar, filers and preservatives.

NuttZo: This is the world's only organic seven nut and seed butter, chocked full of cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds.

Sweets & Beets Terra Chips: Made from real whole vegetables. What's not to love about a crisp combo of beet and sweet potato chips.

Nonni's Dark Chocolate Almond THINAddictives: Drizzled with dark chocolate and packed with whole almonds, this is the little cookie that could. Each box contains individually wrapped packs of two thins, only 80 calories or less.