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At-Home Pedicure and Manicure Made Easy with Emjoi Micro-Pedi

The summer heat can be harsh on your feet. To make our open-toes more presentable, we often spend our time and hard-earned blogging money getting a pedicure. But thanks to Emjoi Micro-Pedi ( $39.95, available at Sally Beauty and, we can slough off dead, dry skin and buff away calluses in the privacy of our own abode. Everything She Wants gave the Emjoi Micro-Pedi a whirl and we were thrilled with how gentle and easy it was to use. Just add two AA batteries and let the exfoliation begin. Within seconds, our rough soles felt and looked noticeably smoother.  Plus, this podiatrist-approved device is safer and more effective than dangerous metal scrapers, which use blades to cut the skin. For a complete home-spa experience, Emjoi now offers two new attachment kits--the Micro-Pedi Precision Kit with precision cone rollers to remove hard-to-reach calloused skin between and under the toes ( yuck ) and the Micro-Pedi Manicure Kit with five attachments to smooth, shape

Beauty Giveaway Monday,Win the Vitabath Fragrance Collection!

Stay refreshed and fresh smelling all summer long with new products from the Vitabath Fragrance Collection ( $7.99 to $9.99 per product ) that comes in four delectable scent families: Spa Day, In Bloom, Fruit Fanatic and Cupcake Couture. Along with its famed vitamin blend, Vitabath incorporates natural ingredients from an antioxidant-rich blend of seven super-fruits-- Acai Berry, Goji Berry, Pomegranate, Green Tea, Noni, Coffee and Mangosteen--to moisturize, protect and revitalizes your skin. One lucky  Everything She Want s reader will win a full set of one of the 16 fragrances available (see descriptions below), including a  Body Wash, Fragrance Mist, Hydrating Body Lotion  and  Exfoliating Pouf . That's a $35 value! Here's how to win (all steps must be completed to be eligible): 1) Follow me on Twitter @TracyEHopkins 2) Retweet this post 3) Leave a comment on this post and tell me your fave summer scent? This giveaway offer ends Friday, Aug. 2 at 11:59 p.m

Huma Abedin, Fashion Icon or Good Wife Martyr?

Say what you will about perverted New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner, but his faithful-to-a-fault wife Huma Abedin is one lady we'd love to go shopping with.  Like First Lady Michelle Obama, Huma has a classic, chic style and a flair for bold patterns and bright colors. But why is this lovely lady, who worked closely with Hilary Clinton during her candidacy for President and at the U.S. State Department, still standing by her sexting-crazed man? In an editorial she wrote for Harper's Bazaar , Huma says: " New Yorkers will have to decide for themselves whether to give [Anthony] a second chance. I had to make the same decision for myself, for my son, for our family. And I know in my heart I made the right one ." To be honest, even if she's sure, we're not so sure the admittedly private Huma should continue to subject herself to the embarrassment and public ridicule that come along with being this troubled politician's good wife. We cons

Bargain Shopping for LOFT Fashions at the Goodwill

Have you been to a Goodwill lately?   We have . And to our surprise, we discovered racks and racks of brand new dresses, pants and tops from LOFT! Apparently, top retailers (in addition to LOFT, we also spotted new goods from Target, Ann Taylor and Ikea) donate current season merchandise to the charitable store. We even found the coveted pair of purple and copper linen pants with a paisley print that weren't available in our size at several LOFT stores, and for $6 less than the current sale price. Now that's what we call good shopping karma ! So if you're a LOFT girl and you live in New York City or plan to visit soon, make a beeline for the Goodwill stores in Chelsea (W. 25th Street near Sixth Avenue) and on the Upper East Side (E. 89th Street and Second Avenue). Here's a look at the cool LOFT-for-less separates Everything She Wants scooped up (accessories not included), all for under $100. All pants pictured were $19.99 each and the tops w

Back-to-School Fashion Trends from H&M

The kids don't want to hear this, but it's time to start prepping for back-to-school.  Shopping for new clothes at H&M, however, should lift their spirits.  On July 25th, the global fast fashion retailer will be stocked with the cutest and trendiest items for girls, boys, tweens and teens, starting at just $4.95. This fall, H&M was inspired by downtown street wear with a rock-n-roll flair.  Junior fashionistas will love bold looks like floral leggings paired with a cool, long-sleeve graphic tee.  And Moms will love the extra savings; from July 25th through August 22nd,  you'll save 20 percent off your entire kids purchase .   To get more info on sales and trends, sign up for the H&M newsletter .

New Natural Hair Care Products for Ethnic Hair Under $30!

Whether you have kinks, curls or waves, summer is the perfect season to let your natural hair shine. And the key to keeping hair moisturized and frizz-free is choosing the right products.  But with so many options, it takes a bit of trial-and-error. Natural hair is liberating and beautiful./TH To help navigate your product search, here are a few options we recently discovered: Tgin (Thank God It's Natural) Hair Care is a complete line of products made with natural and organic ingredients for ethnic hair and skin, including shampoos, conditioners and styling aids.  Key nourishing and moisturizing ingredients include avocado oil, aloe vera, coconut oil, honey and Shea butter.  Try the new tgin Moist Collection (each product is $14.99), which includes Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer , a conditioning cream that revitalizes dry, brittle hair; Honey Miracle Hair Mask , a deep conditioner infused with raw honey and olive oil to strengthen strands and detangle on contact; and  Twi

Weekend Cocktails with the Cooking Channel's Alie & Georgia

Kick off your weekend with some libation inspiration from Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of the Cooking Channel's Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET.   Everything She Wants met these two wild and crazy L.A. girls at a promotional event at New York City's swanky Standard Hotel, and the besties who share a fondness for fab vintage frocks charmed us with their witty repartee and creative cocktails.  Alie Ward (left) and Georgia Hardstark (right) are trippin' out on the Cooking Channel./TH Here are a couple killer drinks you can make at home with recipes courtesy of Alie & Georgia: Fernet My Heart in San Francisco 1 1/2 ounces bourbon 3/4 ounce lime juice 1/2 ounce Fernet 1/4 ounce Chinese 5-Spice Simple Syrup, recipe follows 1 1/2 ounces ginger beer Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish Shake the bourbon, lime juice, Fernet and Chinese 5-Spice Simple Syrup over ice and pour into a Collins or highball glass

Must-Have Summer Beauty Products from NIVEA and More

To accentuate your natural summer glow, your warm weather beauty regimen should be minimal and low maintenance.  For a refreshed feeling, bath and body products with light floral and natural scents are best.  Here are some of the beauty picks Everything She Wants  can't get enough of this summer ( and beyond ). Body NIVEA's Touch of Frangipani is a hydrating shower gel that entices with the fresh fragrance of Hawaiian Frangipani flowers (also called Plumeria) and moisturizing pearls made with sunflower oil. Developed with NIVEA's breakthrough Hydra IQ Technology, your skin will feel refreshed long after you shower. Vitabath's "Spa Day" Fragrance Collection's  hydrating lotion comes in several de-stressing, therapeutic scents including   Lavender Chamomile Hydrating Lotion, Green Tea & Sage, Citron Leaves and Cucumber & White Tea.   Each paraben-free lotion moisturizes your skin with a mix of aloe vera, safflower and olive oils for smooth

The Limited Turns 50 and Partners with Dress for Success

Remember The Limited ?  That was our fave store in the '80s. We can still see the oversized white silk blouse we wore with a cropped black Bolero jacket ( don't judge, it was the '80s ), and the leather Forenza bomber jacket with patches that we hope is still hanging in our parent's closet somewhere. Well, The Limited is kicking off its 50th anniversary with a special campaign to support Dress for Success , a nonprofit organization with affiliate offices in more than 125 cities throughout the U.S. that offers professional apparel, a network of support and career development tools to women who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Here's how Everything She Wants ' readers can help, too.   The Limited invites its customers to share success stories, life lessons and great moments in their lives--whether it's personal or professional--with others who can learn from their wisdom. Submissions are being accepted at . The company w

Fashion News: American Men Don't Like Women in Wedges!

Because we favor footwear that's functional and comfortable, flats and wedges are my go-to shoe styles of the summer. But apparently American men don't like it when women wear flats and wedges. We don't care what these guys say; we still like wedges! According to new research from , the more than 2,000 adult American guys polled find wedges to be the least attractive style of shoe, followed by Uggs, Crocs and platforms. Flip-flops, moccasins and Mary Janes also made the list, as did ballet shoes, kitten heels and sneakers.   Well, now that nearly our entire shoe closet has been deemed unacceptable ( thankfully, gladiator sandals weren't on the list) , we can either chock this up as unsolicited opinion or cave in and purchase a pair of heels.  What do you think of this footwear style survey?