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Showing posts from June, 2010

Stay Fresh with the Body Shop's Deo-Dry Deodorant

Can you raise your hand if you're sure ?  Thanks to summer's brutal heat and humidity, I can't.  So I'm always willing to try a new deodorant and antiperspirant, and eagerly attended a press preview of the Body Shop's DeoDry in NYC's Tompkins Square Park. Cheryl Burke keeps cool with DeoDry. The deodorant promises 24-hour protection (I'll let you know), and who better to test drive it than "Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke and a group of roller derby gals. Best of all, Deo-Dry is chemical free. Instead of aluminum salts, DeoDry is made with volcanic mineral and essential oils and comes in several refillable scents.  For a limited time,  the natural deodorant is on sale for $4! If you're in the Big Apple this weekend, you can score free samples from the Body Shop Roller Derby team. Here's the Body Shop DeoDry freebie schedule: Saturday (June 26) 11 a.m. - noon at 125th Street 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Madison and 85th

The Fearless Girl's Guide to Shopping : EP.1 FreeMeet Swap

Now and again I like to revisit the YouTube video I did on clothing swaps. Besides the clip being my 15 minutes of broadcast journalism fame, I have a passion for swaps and recycling clothing and wares.  Hey, one girl's trash is another girl's treasure. Since my husband and I produced my video on FreeCycle 's Freemeet swap in New York City a few years ago, swap fever swept the nation.  So watch and let me know about any upcoming swaps or recycling events in your nabe. One upcoming event that's sure to be a swappin' good time is the D iva Eve Clothing Swap in New York City on June 22 at Stitch Bar & Lounge (247 W. 37th Street ).  Besides free, quality clothing and accessories, you'll score complimentary spa treats and drink specials.  Early bird tickets are $15 (general admission is $20), so act fast! Not in New York? Diva Eve could be coming to a city near you .

Everything We Want (for Him) for Father's Day

Our men, God love 'em , are special aren't they? Even though they don't always realize it, they deserve a little primping and pampering too. So here are Everything She Wants' last minute gift picks for Father's Day. Spanx for Men Let Spanx for Men conceal your dude or your Dad's spare tire. If he protests, point out the following benefits of the everyday cotton compression undershirt: firms the chest narrows the waistline flattens the stomach improves posture supports lower back improves appearance in clothing It took " Queer Eye for the Straight Guy " to inform most guys that taking care of their skin is about more than splashing on soap and water.  Like us, men need a daily skin care regimen and the the paraben-free  Cowshed Bullocks for Men line  is a good place to start.   The British skin care system is made from natural hemp seed oil for its soothing healing properties, and the Pocket Cow Bullocks travel sampler is the perfe

Carol Brodie's Rarities Jewelry for the Bold and Beautiful

Diamonds are a girl's best friend.  And Carol Brodie should know.  The former Global Director of Communications for jeweler-to-the-stars Harry Winston has bejeweled some of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies including Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow. "Jewelry should make you feel good," she says, "And nothing feels like fine jewelry." Thanks to Brodie, now every woman can live the glamourous life and add a quality (non-costume jewelry) statement piece to her wardrobe. In June 2009 the "Queen of Diamonds" started her own brand, Rarities , sold exclusively on HSN and .  The splurge-worthy fine jewelry collection features an eclectic assortment of precious and semi-precious gems inspired by sought after styles from around the world. Just in time for Rarities' June birthday, I chatted with the personable designer and got a sneak peek at her one-year anniversary collection which features a mix of spiritual talismans including evil ey

Signature Scents from Sweet Anthem Vegan Perfume

From shampoo to skin care products, organic is in and chemicals are out.  The healthy trend even applies to perfume.   At a holiday gift show, I discovered Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes .  Created by Meredith Tucker, the socially responsible perfume line is 100% vegan and comes in twenty-eight distinct, modern scents. Sweet Anthem founder Meredith Tucker Each fragrance has a name and a story to tell.  I'm partial to the earthy " Lizie ," described as "the scent of proud and unapologetic Springtime" with bold notes of dirt ( yes, dirt ), rhubarb, neroli, moss, and tomato leaf. "I love how stories -- even perfumes -- can communicate bits and pieces of everything we know about each other, where we come from, and where we're going," explains Tucker. In case you're looking for a unique, last-minute Father's Day gift, Sweet Anthem also has masculine and unisex fragrances.   Prices range from $5 for a 2 ml travel size to $85 fo

Take the Weight Watchers Walk-It Day Challenge!

A few months ago, I considered calling Jenny (Craig that is).  But Weight Watchers beat me to it and offered me a three-month trial on Weight  And after witnessing how the program worked for Jennifer Hudson (she went from a size 16 to a size 6), I was eager to get started. It's free to sign up on the website, but you don't have to be a WW member to take the national Walk-It Day Challenge on Sunday, June 6.  Just grab your friends and family and walk 5k (3.1 miles)! Since May, I've been keeping track of my daily eating habits on Weight and so far it's the most realistic and healthy program I've tried.  Perhaps that's because Weight Watchers doesn't limit you to eating pre-packaged meals. In fact, you can eat the foods you love, but in moderation.  The most important thing the regimen has taught me is portion control.  To help me meet my goal to drop 10 lbs., my daily intake is 20 points. Using the tried-and-true point syste

Steal Carrie Bradshaw's Look for Less!

Have you seen "Sex and the City 2" yet?  I saw the movie this afternoon and loved it! Besides the unbreakable girl power bond between Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, the fashion is what keeps us engaged and coming back for more, more, more . SJP in Halston Heritage (left); AMI's "Halston" dress (right) So when I received a pitch from RedLight PR about AmiClubWear's budget-friendly styles inspired by"Sex and the City," I had to share. Take this accordion-pleated-two-tier knock-off of the fab Halston Heritage dress Carrie flaunts in the flick for example.  The original dress (photo to the left) is $400 and Ami's is only $27.99!  The dress comes in coral (photo to the right), blue, and black. I admit that most AmiClub models, um , look like naughty Barbie dolls. But the clothes are trendy and affordable and the website's tag line is "a positive place for girls," so I'll forgive the Fredrick's of Holl

Sponsored Post – Camp Vivier Giveaway and Discount!

My fab friend Liliam is hosting a great giveaway on her equally fab site, Mondette .  Check out the link below to enter to win a chic Camp Vivier handbag like the one pictured above! Sponsored Post – Camp Vivier Giveaway and Discount!