Beauty Products for the New Year

beauty-guide-17With the New Year fast approaching it’s time to bring your A-Game when it comes to your beauty regiment. I received several different beauty products to review and test out. I have to be honest I could not get to all of them since I only have one face but I got through most. Those products I didn’t get to my lucky friends got to test out for me. The great thing about most of these products is that they also come in cute gift sets as well.

Below are all the beauty products I received in the past couple months and review of each product. Enjoy!

Christie Brinkley RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatmentchristie-b

I received the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment to test out a couple months ago and used it for a month. I didn’t see drastic results just by using RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day alone but if you pair it with their CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment there were great results with fine lines. I’m not saying the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day doesn’t work because it does but I’m impatient and want to look like Christie Brinkley tomorrow, that’s why I loved the CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment. The CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment costs $79.95 and the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream is $89.95 on their site.

New! Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday)boscia-gift

Boscia sent me their new Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) gift set and also their blotting linens to which I am addicted to. The charcoal Assortment gift set includes: 150 mL Detoxifying Black Cleanser, 30 mL White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray, 30g Luminizing Black Mask and 15 mL Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel. If you travel as much as I do the Makeup Setting Spray and the Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel are a great go to. Boscia’s Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) Gift set is $39.00 and the blotting linens are just $10 on Boscia’s site. Continue Reading →

FashionWare Runway Shows Emceed by Project Runway’s Nick Verreros at CES 2017

digital-timesA must attend event at CES 2017 that I will not pass up is FashionWare Runway Shows emceed by Project Runway’s Nick Verreros.  I love runway shows and I love technology so this is just up my alley!

The FashionWare Runway Shows will be at the LIDT Stage (Booth 44030) on Friday, January 6th at the Sands Expo at Tech West. Besides the runway shows there will be sessions and demos January 5th through the 7th by today’s Olympians, Professional Athletes and Editors of Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Runner’s World doing fitness demos and panel discussions.

Below are the sessions just recently released by Living in Digital Times. If you would like more information about Living in Digital Times click here. See all you guys at CES 2017; it’s less than a week away!

Thursday, January 5

–  BabyTech: Tech Redefines the Millennial Mom 10:30 AM
–  BeautyTech: The Meteoric Rise of In-Home Beauty Tech 12:30 PM
–  BabyTech: Today’s High-Tech Nurseries   1:30 PM
–  Editors Exposé:  Key Trends in Consumer Beauty   2:30 PM
–  The Bump Best of BabyTech Awards   3:30 PM

Friday, January 6

–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 10:00 AM
–  BabyTech: A Safe Baby Revolution: Parents Rejoice 11:00 AM
–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 12:00 PM
–  BeautyTech: Virtually Flawless! Makeovers from VR to AR 1:00 PM
–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 2:30 PM
–  BabyTech: Get Pumped for 21st Century Breastfeeding 3:30 PM
–  FitnessTech with Men’s Health Guru 4:30 PM

Saturday, January 7

–  BeautyTech:  Futuristic Beauty: DIY Lasers, AR & Nailbots 10:30 AM
–  Fitness Tech with Men’s Health Fitness Guru 11:30 AM
–  BabyTech: Inconceivable! Fertility and Pregnancy Technology 2:30 PM

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FEETME – The First Smart Connected Insole

feetme-logoAs CES (Consumer Electronic Show) gets closer and closer I am constantly getting emails about meetings or new product launches while there. This year, unlike the previous 7 years, I had to become choosy on what I wanted to cover before and while at CES 2017.

This year at CES Unveiled I will be checking out a variety of products and FEETME Sport is on the top of my list.

What is FEETME? Continue Reading →

WooHoo- The World’s First AI Based Interactive and Affordable Smart Home Hub

woohoo-picSmartBeings, Inc. announced today WooHoo, the world’s first AI based interactive and affordable smart home hub and platform, will be unveiled at CES 2017.

What sets WooHoo apart from it’s competitors that offer similar features and platforms?woohoo-specs

  • Integrated 360-degree HD Camera with Facial Recognition
  • Patent Pending 360-degree Spatial Sound System
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen
  • Built in WiFi BLE, Zigbee, Zwave and 4G LTE
  • Integrated and Intuitive WooHoo Smart Platform
  • Natural Language Processing Capabilities Enable the Device to Understand the User
Additionally WooHoo‘s HD camera with facial recognition allows multiple users to be registered by the device for customizable personal profiles on WooHoo’s Smart Platform. I think this is a big plus especially if you have roommates or kids that require different settings but also use the platform. The WooHoo also can act as a means of security, by sending you a notification that a user is unidentifiable, or, in an office, when somebody approaches the front desk.

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RCA Unveils New TVs, Smartphones, Tablets and Appliances for CES 2017

rcaYesterday RCA announced their new TVs, Smartphones, Tablets and Appliances that will be featured at CES 2017. I have to be honest I did not know RCA has such a vast amount of products launching in 2017.

Attendees can get a first look RCA’s new products at booth #11427 in the Central Hall, Tech East throughout the show. Below is round one of RCA‘s products displayed while at CES. I am hoping to stop by their booth while at CES to check out some of these newly launched products from RCA. Continue Reading →

New Product: The Pinn Clip

the-pinnMy purse and backpack are the black hole; products go in there knowing they may not make it out alive. All joking aside I’m that “person” you see on the street searching endlessly in their purse or bag for ear buds or my iPhone. Alas there may be a solution for this that will make your life easier.

This morning I found out about the Pinn clip which combines the key features of your mobile phone and earbuds into a single, go-anywhere clip. The days of searching for your ear buds may be a thing of the past.

The Bluetooth-enabled Pinn clips anywhere and has an easy-to-read LED display plus it has a combined microphone/ear bud attached so your not searching for your ear buds all day. Continue Reading →

The Great NES Classic Edition System Order Dilemma of 2016

nintendo-classic-saleSince the Mini NES Classic Edition System was available to purchase I have been one of the shameless people waiting for Best Buy to open on Black Friday and checking when Amazon had them available.  Recently I missed the boat again when Gamestop released them online and at limited stores a couple days ago but there is hope yet again to get a NES Classic Edition System before the holidays.

Per Best Buy’s press release earlier this week “On Dec. 20, Best Buy will have limited quantities of the console available in more than 1,000 Big Box stores across the United States. The NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com.

They also stated that the NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Similar to their Black Friday process, Best Buy stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. Each Best Buy store will only pass out as many tickets as they have consoles available, and there is a limit of one per customer. Continue Reading →

Startup Grind Holiday Mixer in East Austin Tonight!

startup-grindI am going to the Startup Grind Holiday Mixer in Austin tonight on behalf of Cutegeek.com and Hi-TechChic.com and you should go too because it looks to be a great time with cool people! Here is the skinny on the event:

Inspire Film Festival Bring Films, Hope And Audiences To The Woodlands

inspire-picAs a Texas native I am excited to inform everyone of the Inspire Film Festival 2017 especially since it is right in my back yard, figuratively speaking. Everyone knows of Austin’s annual SXSW Festival and it is exciting to share the film festival love to our neighbors in Houston, the Woodlands to be exact.

The Inspire Film Festival is a four-day cinematic event dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films and stories that celebrate the human spirit. It is the first festival of it’s kind to feature exclusively films, filmmakers, special guests and performances that celebrate the human spirit.  Given what’s going on in the world I think all of us could use a festival that celebrates the human spirit.

The films for the Inspire Film Festival are selected based on their ability to enlighten as well as entertain audiences, and all are beautifully shot in fascinating locations around the world.  Each screening will be followed by a lively panel discussion with the filmmaker and/or subject of the film, and pass holders will be able to attend a number of informal meet and greet events around The Woodlands. Continue Reading →

Apple-Designed Wireless AirPods Are Now Available to Purchase

airbudsOn Tuesday, Apple announced after much anticipation that the Apple-Designed Wireless AirPods are available to order online now from apple.com. Apple will start delivering them to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, authorized resellers and select carriers next week. The Apple-Designed Wireless AirPods are currently priced at $159.00 which includes the charging case and you can purchase them here. Please note that AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch and customers are encouraged to check online for updates on availability and estimated delivery dates.

freedomIf you are not keen on the AirPods but do need wireless earbuds I reviewed two different types, Jaybird FREEEDOM Wireless Earbuds and Rowkin’s™ Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds, that may peak your interest. I use both earbuds daily and I like the variation between the Jaybird FREEEDOM Wireless Earbuds and Rowkin’s™ Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds.

Jaybird FREEEDOM Wireless Earbuds are wireless Bluetooth earbuds but they do have a wire connecting the earbuds to each other. row-pennyThe Rowkin’s™ Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds are truly wireless as the earbuds are only connected to each other via Bluetooth and the same goes for connecting to your mobile device. If you would like to view my product review of the JayBird FREEDOM Wireless Earbuds click here and for the product review Rowkin’s™ Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds click here.

Below is detailed information on features, specifications and how to set up AirPods for your viewing pleasure.

Knows when you’re talking.

A voice accelerometer recognizes when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.

Knows when you’re listening.

Optical sensors and motion accelerometers work with the W1 chip to automatically control the audio and engage the microphone, giving you the ability to use one or both AirPods. They also enable AirPods to play sound as soon as they’re in your ears.

Setting Up and Tapping Feature:

By opening the charging case near your iPhone and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up with all the devices signed into your iCloud account, including your Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. The Apple-Designed Wireless AirPods have advanced sensors to detect when AirPods are in your ear and can automatically play and pause your music. Double tapping on AirPods activates Siri, allowing you to access your favorite personal assistant to select and control your music, get directions, make and receive calls or perform any other Siri task.

Power and Battery Life: 

airbuds-batteryApple-Designed Wireless AirPods‘ has new ultra-low power Apple W1 chip, which enables AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life in a completely wireless design. AirPods deliver up to five hours of listening time on one charge while the custom-designed charging case holds additional charges for an industry-leading total of more than 24 hours of listening time.

The iPhone 7 has definitely changed the wireless industry by eliminating the 3.5mm jack and I believe there will be more wireless and smart accessories in the near future.

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