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Showing posts from April, 2013

Charitable Mother's Day Gifts from UNICEF

Everything She Wants is all about shopping for a good cause.  For Mother's Day, UNICEF has some great gift ideas for Mom that assist the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's mission of reducing the number of daily, preventable deaths of children under age five from 19,000 deaths to zero.  Here are a few of the lovely gifts ($5-$50) available at UNICEF online .   Peacock Bangle  (18.00) –  A symbol of grace, joy and beauty, India’s national bird stars in this exquisitely crafted, exclusive design.   Cast Iron Lanterns in  Yellow  ($45.00),  Orange  ($25.00) and  Blue  ($40.00) –  These beautiful hand-forged and durable cast iron lanterns in vibrant colors, made in India, will surely light up the season. For use with flameless candle (available for $10.00).      Mother and Child Sculpture  ($50.00) –  In Léogâne, Haiti, carver Jean Claude Dumas and his team of artists hand carve these sculptures from Haitian soapstone mined from mountains some five hours away by foot.

Mother's Day Jewelry Gift Pick: Get 20 Percent Off Freshie & Zero

Everything She Wants has a jewelry love jones for Freshie & Zero .  This classic and simple handcrafted jewelry line is created by Beth Lawrence, a.k.a. Freshie.  And Zero is the talented Nashville native's adorable Jack Russell Terrier. As an introductory offer, Freshie & Zero is offering Everything She Wants' readers 20 percent off any purchase (excludes gift certificates) until May 25th .  This is the perfect time to pick up a an elegant gift for the modern Mom.  At checkout, just enter the coupon code: everythingshew All of the jewelry is ah-mazing, but here are the two styles we absolutely gushed over when they arrived in the mail (thanks, Beth)! Me wearing my favorite everyday pieces from Freshie & Zero. Lolly earrings (sterling silver) ,  $40 Honey Petals necklace (gold-filled ), $56

Music Festival Cowboy Boots Style from Harley-Davidson

Coachella and SXSW may be over, but you can rock spring music festival style well into the summer. All you need is a cool pair of cowboy boots or clogs from Harley-Davidson . Pair any of these "a little bit country, a little bit rock-and-roll" styles from HD's 2013 collection (all under $200) with a boho-chic look complete with cut-offs, skinny jeans, plaid shirts and fringe accessories inspired by free spirits like Rihanna and Selena Gomez. Mackena boot in Cajun Aalina boot Maya boot Coral clog Shoe photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson; celeb photos from the web.

Earth Day Eco-Friendly Beauty Finds

Celebrate Earth Day with a few eco-chic beauty products that will leave you looking perfectly polished from your head to your toes – and help promote environmental responsibility.  Here are a few of Everything She Wants' eco-friendly faves: Dry, rough skin is no match for  SheaMoisture ’s natural and certified organic  Body Butters   ($9.99). Choose from three savory flavors:  Lavender & Wild Orchid : this delicate butter contains soothing lavender as well as wild orchid extract to repair damaged skin and prevent moisture loss;  Olive & Green Tea : this savory butter contains hydrating olive butter and avocado as well as antioxidant-rich green tea extract;  Coconut & Hibiscus : this delicious butter features coconut oil to nourish, hibiscus flower to treat dry, rough skin and vitamin E to protect free radical damage. Each absorbs quickly with no greasy residue, and does not contain p arabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, synthetic fragrance o

Cruelty-Free Makeup and Beauty Products from Sindulge

Everything She Wants loves to try out new beauty products.  Especially if they're cruelty-free. So allow us to introduce you to Sindulge *, a beauty e-commerce site and membership program created to help consumers navigate the beauty world and provide unbiased expert advice from consultants that custom tailor your regimen. Senna Cosmetics The Sindulge motto is "beautiful, confident and cruelty-free." The site is passionate about our furry friends and their rights. Simply put, through the product development to final stage Sindulge doesn't sell any form of cosmetic product that has been tested on animals. You don't have to be a Sindulge member to purchase makeup by brands like  Senna Cosmetics .  But members ($15 per month) get perks like bonus points on purchases, trend and informational videos, product reviews and exclusive invites.  Other incentives that come with becoming a Sindulger include: Your very own beauty consultant through a

Healthy Diet Tips for Spring and Summer Travel

Spring break can be a blast, but these caloric getaways can also literally be a strain on your waistline. To help us make healthy choices, Everything She Wants  got a few travel diet tips from registered dietician and celebrity nutritionist Lisa De Fazio . Plan ahead to outsmart travel delays. When flights are delayed and you’re surrounded by temptation, make sure you’re prepared with smart on-the-go options! Pack single serving snacks in your carry-on like healthy bars, trail mix and Special K Popcorn Chips so you’re not tempted by the fattening – and expensive – airport options. Get smart at the drive-thru. If your vacation involves road-tripping, choose the grilled chicken burger, a side salad or a small hamburger when stopping at a fast food restaurant (hold the cheese and mayo). And opt for water, which helps prevent jet lag – instead of carbonated drinks like soda which can contribute to bloating. Don’t skip breakfast. Take advantage of many hotels’ complimentary b

How to Find a Bra That Fits: Tips and Spring Styles from Wacoal

A couple years ago, I had my first professional bra fitting from Wacoal .  Before then, I'd been wearing the wrong bra size. I didn't get the whole cup size versus band width size. So I was surprised to find out that I actually wore a 34 B instead of a 36 B. Recently, I was measured again by an expert Wacoal fitter, and my cup size changed from a B to a C. At least I'm not alone in my confusion. Wacoal bra expert Liz Smith says eight out of ten women wear the wrong bra size. And if you gain 5-7 pounds, your bra size will change. To get the right fit, find a Wacoal fit consultant in your area by calling 1-800-922-6250, or follow these handy tips from Wacoal's fit guide: When measuring yourself, make sure you are wearing a bra and only a bra. Stand up when taking the measurements. Follow the directions on Wacoal's online fit calculator  (see below).  Measurement #1: Take a snug measurement around your rib cage directly under your bust.  To get th

Spring 2013 Shoe Trends from Sperry Top-Sider

Wearing  Sperry Top-Siders takes us back to our preppy days in junior high school. The shoes are classic, all-American--the perfect balance of style and comfort. Everything She Wants previewed Sperry's spring styles, available online and in stores. For spring, the brand has updated its nautical style with flirty patterns, prints and colors; they even have sandals, oxfords and wedges. We picked out a comfy pair of the Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe  ($85) with a subtle cheetah print, gold laces and black patent leather accents ( see fourth photo ). Check out some of Sperry's fresh spring styles. We want 'em all, don't you? Sperry Top-Sider spring 2013 styles./Images by Tracy E. Hopkins

Spring 2013 Jean Styles from NYDJ

NYDJ --the original slimming fit--has a bevy of colorful jean styles for spring 2013. Everything She Wants previewed the collection and came home with an eye-catching pair in cayenne ( a vibrant orange-y red ). We're so glad these are not your daughters jeans. Me in the Alisha Ankle with Ikat Laser Print in Cayenne ($120) In addition to pretty, feminine shades like honeydew, buttercream and marigold, NYDJ offers a mix of playful floral and animal prints and edgier laser cut and basket weave patterns. The brand, sold online and in major department stores, is also on trend with white, relaxed fit and boyfriend jean styles--all a must for spring. NYDJ styles for spring.