Whether you’re gearing up for Memorial Day or a weekend getaway in the sun, this year we are finally able to go out and enjoy the summer! We have compiled some great brands from fashion to summertime must-haves to complete your fun in the day or weekend!
Repurpose‘s Compostable Tableware
Repurpose‘s compostable tableware which are perfect for gathering responsibly now that things are opening up. Their collections include Compostable plates, Compostable stemless cups, Compostable utensils, and Compostable garbage bags. Prices start at $4.95 and can be found here: https://repurpose.com/collections/compostables. They also offer the celebration collection with stemware and more here: https://repurpose.com/collections/celebration.
Perfect for the family weekend outings, ECOFREAKS is a producer of quality sanitizers made in the USA that offer portable hand sanitizer solutions. ECOFREAKS products include includes: auto dispenser w/ koozie, sanitizer bottle w/ pump, sanitizer bottle w/ flip cap, keychain bottle, on-the-go sachets, hand sanitizer wipes and more. Their portable hand sanitizers start at around $3.00. To shop their products please visit: https://ecofreaksusa.com/collections/all-scents.
These are great for camping, lake days, or the beach! The only TP Kit on the market with both tissues and wet wipes in a single package. Each resealable package contains five 2-ply tissues and two wet wipes. Tissues and wet wipes are made from a cotton blend fiber and 100% biodegradable. Retails for $10.00 and can be found here: https://www.tpkits.com/product/tp-kit-10-pk/.
The MyBevi 18 OZ. Clearview Bottle is a traveler’s best friend this summer. Stay hydrated on the lake or beach with this double wall vacuum insulated premium stainless-steel bottle that endure all weather conditions and activities. It features a tapered body style fits into most car and truck cup holders plus thread on/off steel lid with carry handle for 100% spill free use. It retails for $18.00 and can be found here: https://mybevi.com/collections/hydration/products/mybevi%E2%84%A2-18-oz-clearview-bottle.
Discover safe and natural sun care products for kids featuring 100% mineral sunscreens for sensitive skin made from non-nano zinc oxide, a natural sunscreen stick for baby’s delicate face and a gentle after-sun sunscreen remover. Each retails for $24.95 and can be found here: https://attitudeliving.com/collections/sun-care/Baby-&-Kids.
This bundle includes hydrating sunscreen lotion to mineral lip balm. Plus, get the Beach Be Gone® that is a dry rinse made for wicking away the sand and the AfterSun Body Serum, which restores essential nutrients. Retails for $49.00 and can be found here: https://olitashop.com/collections/bundles/products/beach-essentials. The Coconut Vacation Pack is also great and includes Cool Coconut AfterSun Body Serum, Organic Coco Bronze face stick with SPF30, Coconut flavored lip balm with SPF15, and Coconut Beach Be Gone® for $45.45 and can be found here: https://olitashop.com/collections/bundles/products/coconut-vacation-pack.
Before hitting the beach or lake, sugaringLA to-go personal sugaring kits are completely harm free and include everything you’ll need to remove unwanted body hair. The kit includes: 10oz of our signature organic sugaringLA sugar paste, 5 reusable biodegradable applicator sticks, 5 reusable all natural cotton strips. Retails for $39.99 and can be purchased here: https://store.sugaringla.com/products/home-sugaring-kits?variant=32175074738263.
Hypeach, a fashion brand making an impact within the fashion industry has a variety of swimsuits, dresses, loungewear, jumpsuits, and accessories. Their Tropic Like It’s Hot Collection includes swimsuits, dresses, jumpers, rompers, accessories and much more starting around $40 and up. To shop this collection please visit: https://hypeach.com/collections/tropic-like-its-hot.
Curvy Beach, new Summer Collection ranges from sizes Small-4x, 0-26 and B-H cups, offers comfortable, functional and stylish bikinis that are all made in the USA. The collection bridges the gap between ‘missy’ and ‘plus’ sizes, giving the high fashion styles, fabrics and prints that are not often (or ever) seen in this size range. Curvy Beach began as a plus size line offering sizes 1x-3x but due to overwhelming demand is now a completely inclusive size range from sizes Small-4x. Pricing starts at $69.00 and collections can be found here: https://www.curvybeach.com/collections/shop-all.
Many of Castaway Nantucket styles are seasonal and the perfect attire for patriotic occasions like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. From flag-embroidered pants to skirts with stitch lobsters they have several spring designed options for Men, Women and Kids plus they offer matching sets. Their collections start under $100 and can be found here: https://castawayclothing.com/collections/best-sellers.
Mystique Beach offers an array of casual and sophisticated pieces from kimonos to bags. Some of their new arrivals are the Havana pants – desert ($255), Boho Blue Navajo Kimono ($285), and Tribal Pink Kimono ($295). Their new arrivals collection can be found at: https://www.mystique-beach.com/99-new-arrivals. The entire collection of kimonos ($255-$315), lounge pants in XXS-XL ($255-$275), cropped tops in S-L ($275-$295) and other accessories are available at Mystique-Beach.com
When you’re out on the lake or beach w/ no service, Glocalme’s TriForce is a tough mobile WiFi hotspot providing you with the most reliable 4G LTE connection for any situation. No matter when or where, this highly versatile device is also a power bank with 3 output ports and a hard casing, becoming the most reliable companion to keep you connected, consistently. It retails for $139.99 (without the data plan) and can be found here: https://www.glocalme.com/US/m/mall/product_choose?deviceType=TriForce.
Remember to stay safe, hydrated and do not forget the sunscreen before heading out into the sun!
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With Mother’s Day less than 2 weeks away, there is still time to find the perfect gift. In our Mind and Body Edition for Mother’s Day, we included consumer and beauty products that will help Mom either jump-start her day, de-stress or relax not just for her special day but throughout the year!
Every month, Silk and Sonder hand-curatea the perfect blend of intention, reflection, and action and deliver it straight to your doorstep. Each planner is inspired by thought leaders, books, podcasts, bullet journal layouts, and positive psychology techniques to create a personalized, guided journaling and planning experience just for you. Choose between their monthly or yearly (save over $50!) subscriptions and cancel anytime. Monthly subscriptions are $19.95 here: https://www.silkandsonder.com/collections/all/products/monthly-subscription. For all subscriptions please visit: https://www.silkandsonder.com/collections/all.
Upful Blends: Organic, wildcrafted and ethically grown tea blends and supplements formulated for the unique connection of mind, body, and spirit. Perfect to keep Mom’s body balanced, the 5-star rated Food for the Blood Blendhelps remove toxins from the entire body, reduces inflammation and strengthens the immune system. Prices start at $24, available at www.upfulblends.com.
Oats Overnight is the world’s first spoon-free, high-protein oatmeal. Prep each packet before bed, and voila breakfast is ready for mom when she wakes up. The Party Pack Variety available in flavors ranging from Birthday Cake and Mocha Dream to Blueberry Cobbler. Prices start at $29 and can be purchased here https://www.oatsovernight.com/products/party-pack or Amazon.
Don Pablo Coffee is a world-class grower and roaster of specialty grade, small-batch roasted-to-order coffees sourced from the world’s best coffee-growing regions. Their Specialty Coffee Sampler Box features three of Don Pablo Coffee’s best-selling beans packaged in a gift box with custom-printed graphics and info on each specialty coffee inside. Box Includes: Don Pablo Signature Blend, a special combination of Colombian, Guatemalan, and Semi-Washed Brazilian beans, Subtle Earth Organic Coffee is organic certified, full body with a deep, rich chocolaty flavor and a clean finish, and Pablo’s Pride Honduran Dark Roast is a fine 100% Arabica, certified organic blend with a deep, rich, smooth milk chocolate with tones of honey, caramel, and cocoa. Retails for $29.99 and can be found here: https://donpablocoffee.com/product/specialty-coffee-gift-box/.
Coco & Eve Beauty Sleep Bundle offers two accessories that will not only assist in her getting her full 8 hours but she will also wake up with silkier, smoother hair and rejuvenated. Sleep Bundle includes Satin Eye Mask and Beauty Sleep Pillow Case for $32.20. Coco & Eve Hair Heroes Gift Set is a limited edition kit has everything mom needs for the ultimate good hair day. The bundle includes: Super Nourishing Hair Masque,Two Tiered Tangle Tame and Luxe Drawstring Bag. From Monday May 3rd thru Wednesday, May 12th Coco & Eve will be offering a free Like a Virgin Hair Masque Travel Tube and Beauty Sleep Pillow Case with code LUXE at https://us.cocoandeve.com *minimum purchase required
Perfect for the mom on the go, the sugaringLA to-go personal sugaring kits are completely harm free and include everything you’ll need to remove unwanted body hair. The brand is committed to the exclusive use of earth friendly ingredients that are antiseptic and plant based, while providing you antioxidants and amazingly anti-inflammatory results. The kit includes: 10oz of our signature organic sugaringLA sugar paste, 5 reusable biodegradable applicator sticks, 5 reusable all natural cotton strips. Retails for $39.99 and can be purchased here: https://store.sugaringla.com/products/home-sugaring-kits?variant=32175074738263.
Caire’s scientifically proven Hyaluronic Acid SERUM AND MASK DUO are formulated with the world’s tiniest Hyaluronic Acid molecules that travel deep beneath the skin’s surface to help women 40+ build back firmness and glow in their complexion. Special for Mother’s Day, Caire is offering their Mother’s Little Helpers Gift Set, which includes: 15 mL glass bottle of Therom Serum Boost, 12 mL glass jar of Triple Lift Molecule Mask, and 2 mini glass on-the-go vials of Therom Serum Boost. Regularly $60, on sale for $40 here https://www.cairebeauty.com/collections/skincare/products/limited-edition-mothers-little-helpers-set.
The Better Skin Co. has the perfect limited edition GIFT SET to pamper all the special ladies in your life. The Better Skin Co. Limited Edition Gift Set includes: Mirakle Cream, Klayzyme Exfoliating Enzyme Mask, and the Better Skin Co’s Signature Travel Bag. Plus, with every purchase, customers will receive ONE limited edition Vitamin A Radiance Serum or Botanical Collagen Serum ($60 value). The Better Skin Co. Mother’s Day Gift Set retails for $68 ($90 value) from April 26th to May 9th and can be found here: https://thebetterskinco.com/collections/sets-1/products/mothers-day-set.
Give your mama a full body glow-up this Mother’s Day with this ultimate self-tanning bundle that gives mom all of the products that she needs to achieve a vacay tan at home. The Deluxe Glow has your entire self-tan routine covered from start to finish. Containing the original Dark Self Tan Mousse, Face Tan Water, Luxe Tanning Mitt, Self Tan Remover & Exfoliating Mitt, it’s the perfect treat. Retails for $89.95 and can be found here: https://us.balibodyco.com/products/the-deluxe-glow.
Seven Seven Cosmetics is a clean skin-care label founded by former celebrity makeup artist, Emily Jimison – recently featured in Forbes. The brand’s product offering includes a luxurious bath series set, invigorating serums, stretch salve (for expectant and new Moms), and other enticing, clean skincare products. The Bath Series includes fragrance-free suds, silky bath oil, relaxing salts & luxurious soak powder for $100.00. Also, many other items falling under $40.00 USD and can be found here: https://www.sevensevencosmetics.com/collections/all.
Nora Ross has dedicated itself to the formulation of effective, high-performing hair care and supplements that bring together the best of science and nature. They discovered that garlic has proven benefits both internally and externally and developed a range of products that work to create healthier, fuller hair. Their Complete Hair Treatment Bundle (6 Products) For Normal to Dry Hair is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. This bundle contains the following: 2 Bottles of Garlic Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair (32 oz.), 1 Bottle of All Hair Type Garlic Conditioner (32 oz.), 1 Healthy Hair Supplement (60 Capsules), 1 Anti Stress Supplement (60 Capsules), and 1 Super Shine (4 oz.). Retails for $106.95 and available at https://noraross.com/collections/special-products/products/complete-healthy-hair-supplements-and-shampoo-bundle.
Based in California, floral-infused beauty and skincare brand Hydra Bloom offers a selection of cruelty free, paraben, sulphate, phosphate, & phthalate free products made with essential oils. Hydra Bloom’s organic Rose & Lavender oils, bath salts & face mists are infused with mood boosting Australian flower essences. The Rose Love and Lavender Relax Collection consists of Rose Love Bath and Body Oil, Rose Love Essential Oil Roll-on scent, Rose Petal Organic bath bomb, Lavender Relax Bath and Body Oil, Lavender Relax Essential Oil Roll-on scent, and Lavender Organic bath bomb. Retails for $145.00 and can be found here: https://lucybsbeauty.com/collections/hydra-bloom/products/rose-lavender-fall-collection.
As a reminder, Mother’s Day is May 9, 2021 so you still have time to get those gift orders in especially if you will not be able to visit her this year.
In the past year, Mother’s have been working from home, teaching their children remotely and starting new podcasts daily. Moms have had to make changes to their daily routine and embrace new technologies to manage their families throughout the pandemic. Understanding the sacrifices many mothers have made from managing their workload to their children’s school load, in this gift guide we compiled tech products that can helpful and easy to adapt for busy moms.
Urban Armor Gear’s newly launched [U] by UAG is a collection of stylish and sophisticated accessories designed to celebrate female strength and to keep your tech protected. From the gym to the office to wherever, [U] is designed with mobility in mind, these cases are featherlight and impact-resistant. Cases designs are made for iPhones, iPad, Air Pods, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy. Prices are between $29.95 – $59.95 and can be found here: https://www.urbanarmorgear.com/collections/u-by-uag-products. From Friday, April 23rd thru Friday, April 30th UAG will be offering 33% off all purchases with code MOM33 at https://www.urbanarmorgear.com.
Working out on your Peloton just became multi-functional thanks to the add-on accessories by Top Form Design. The brand’s made in the USA accessories like The Adjuster, to eliminate sore neck, shoulder pain, and pool noodles on the handlebars, the The TFD Cell Mount which allows you to easily mount your cell phone or baby monitor to optimize your workout while staying alert. The SPINTRAY is their flagship best-seller. Fits on handlebars and supports a laptop, phone, tablet, book, or anything else you may want to multitask with while taking that casual scenic ride. It retails for $53.99 and can be found here: https://topformdesign.com/product/the-spintray/.
Pixel Eyewear offers stylish blue light protection. Pixel Eyewear has a large selection of unisex styles to choose from including amber glasses for nightshift workers and gamers, reading glasses, and blue light glasses for both kids and adults. Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduce smudges and repel water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing the stress on your eyes. They start at $75.00 and can be found here: https://www.pixeleyewear.com/collections/computer-glasses.
For the mom who is doing podcasts or recording, the Moman EM1 USB microphone supports Windows PC/laptop, works with a Mac without an adapter and features long anti-interference cables to ensure lossless audio output. Easy for your Mom to set up with the plug-and-play design, Moman EM1 is free of complicated settings and simple to operate on different devices. When combined with the RF30 Microphone Reflection Filter, the EM1 microphone provides a relatively clear mobile recording studio. The bundle retails for $79.99 and can be purchased here.
RAYCON is offering 20% off all products from April 15th to April 30th in honor of Mother’s Day. The noise cancelling features in the Work earbuds and Everyday Headphones are perfect for working moms in busy households. You can choose from the Everyday Earbuds for $74.99, the Performer Earbuds for $109.99, the Work Earbuds for $149.99 or the Everyday Headphones for $99.99. To view all Mother’s Day specials please visit https://rayconglobal.com/collections/special and use code THXMOM.
Designed to be the perfect accessory to any work-from-home environment, the award-winning FR500 Foot Rocker enhances the experience of the ergonomic workstation. Offering ergonomic relief from prolonged, static sitting the FR500 Foot Rocker encourages gentle rocking of the feet, engaging lower leg muscles to increase healthy circulation. Models start at $99 and can be found here: https://www.humanscale.com/products/product.cfm?group=FR500.
A new invisible wireless charger, NeatCharge can be used in conventional office settings, home workspaces, living areas, and even kitchen countertops. While conventional wireless chargers are required to be placed on top of the desk or between the furniture, therefore, permanently affecting the work surface, NeatCharge seamlessly mounts underneath the desk or any tabletop. This game-changing design enhances connectivity for any surface. Models start at $149 and can be found here: https://www.humanscale.com/products/product.cfm?group=neatcharge.
PhotoSpring Digital Photo Frame
PhotoSpring WiFi digital photo frames are battery-powered and easy to pick up for your Mom to take anywhere. The PhotoSpring 10in WiFi Digital Picture Frame has a white/removable black frame, a touchscreen and 16GB internal memory. Designed for non-techies, setup is 3 simple steps, (1) Connect WiFi, (2) Answer a few simple questions, (3) Start sending your photos and videos by email, App, or web browser. It retails for $139.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08S998HFK. There is also a premiuim version for $169.00 located here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08S93RXWX?th=1.
The Flex 5000 transmitter/receiver set brings Sennheiser audio expertise and digital wireless technology to those wishing to improve their TV viewing with a personalized listening experience. Perfect for when Mom wants to take a break and watch a movie or TV, it features three different hearing profiles to enhance TV, movies or music, to choose from. Plus a unique Speech Intelligibility feature that reduces TV background noise for added clarity. Comes with Sennheiser’s MX 475 earphones, but can be used with their favorite wired headphones. It retails for $169.99 and can be found here: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-tv-earphone-headphone-stereo-flex-5000
Movo Podcast accessories are perfect for the mommy Vlogger. Achieve professional-quality audio, video, and lighting with the Movo WebMic HD Pro, the all-in-one HD web camera, condenser microphone, and LED lighting solution. Even though, Mom won’t get this on Mother’s Day, this is a great new addition for only $169.99. Movo also has great podcast accessories starting at just $19.99. To pre-order the Movo WebMic HD Pro please visit: https://www.movophoto.com/collections/vlogging-youtube-equipment/products/webmic-all-in-one-webcam-microphone-light. To shop all Podcast accessories please visit: https://www.movophoto.com/collections/podcast-equipment.
Movo Smartphone Podcasting Bundle for iOS or Android
If you’re the mom your buying for needs a bigger bundle for podcasting that connects with either Android or iOS this bundle is ideal. The Movo Smartphone Podcasting Bundle is a great deal with 2 Podcast Microphones, 2 Desktop Mic Stands, 2 Pop Filters, and 2-Channel XLR Interface with Lightning Output Compatible with iPhone, iPad for only $259.95 here and the android version for the same price here.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 9th and there is still time to order the perfect gift!
Source: Source: Urban Armor Gear’s, Top Form Design, Pixel Eyewear, Moman, Raycon, Human Scale, PhotoSpring, Sennheiser, Movo
We all thought by Mother’s Day 2021 we would be out free from quarantining and the pandemic would be over but a year later we still are staying and working from home. For our Mother’s Day Fashion Edition, we included products that can be lounged in or taken out for a family picnic in the park. We also included a few personalized gifts to show mom you care from afar.
Hypeach, a fashion brand making an impact within the fashion industry has a variety of dresses, loungewear, jumpsuits, and accessories that are fun, cozy, and fitting for a plethora of occasions that any mom would enjoy. Their Cute & Cozy Collection features loungewear, romper, jumpers, sweaters, pullovers and more that are perfect and affordable for Mother’s Day. The collection starts around $30.00 and can be found here: https://hypeach.com/collections/cute-and-cozy.
CJW is offering free embroidered monogramming on their luxury hand-illustrated pajams and loungewear in the lead up to Mother’s Day. The brand recently launched their Mom + Mini collection of adorable pajama sets, and is continuing to celebrate the release by offering free custom monograms to anyone who purchases any adult set plus any kids set. The monogramming will also be available on all applicable CJW products for $30 USD. To shop their Mother’s Day gift guide please visit: https://shopcjw.com/pages/gift-guide.
Soieli Hair Accessories
Soieli believes in using 100% silk adorned with hand-painted designs to bring light into their customers’ lives. Rooted in the principles of craftsmanship & quality, each Soieli product is hand-painted. This means no two pieces are exactly the same, guaranteeing a unique wearable art piece to elevate your hair style. Their hair slips start at $28.00 with their headbands at $62.00. The collection can be found here: https://soieli.com/collections/all.
Re:cycled Collection brings sleek design to bags made from recycled materials, making sustainable bags accessible to the masses. Each bag features a light and durable heather grey material made from ocean-bound recycled PET bottles, with recycled, biodegradable hangtags and stuffing. The Re:vive Mini Backpack by Solo New York is perfect for Mom’s on the go for only $24.99. To shop the full Re:cycled Collection please visit: https://solo-ny.com/collections/re-cycled.
Papinelle is a sleepwear and lifestyle brand designed for women who value the ritual of relaxation. Each piece is designed to create beautiful sleepwear, ethically-made from the softest natural fabrics. Papinelle Sleepwear is renowned for its French-inspired prints using pure silks and organic cottons, soft hues and feminine cuts. They have a great Mother’s Day Gift Guide with different sleepware and lifestyle presents at very affordable prices located here: https://papinelle.us/collections/mothers-day-gift-guide.
The Helinox Origami Tote is a versatile carryall that quickly and conveniently transforms into a spacious mat. The tote itself will carry up to four of your Helinox furniture pieces and the supplies for a day out ‘n about. The mat is spacious and large enough for the whole team while finding its calling in the mountains, laid out on the beach, and even in the park for some much-needed yoga. When it’s time to pack things up, the mat quickly reverts back to a tote with an intuitive snap system. It retails for $99.95 and can be found here: https://helinox.com/products/origami-tote?variant=37667679994030
Castaway offers a great selection of matching family styles for the whole family. Men’s madras pants, ladies embroidered skirts, girls shift dresses and boys embroidered shorts. To shop their family matching collection click here. They also have a unique gift section with gifts like Murray’s Toggery Shop Nantucket Red Ladies Tretorn Shoe, Portable Bluetooth Speaker Pink Metal, Equestrian Bit Appetizer Board, Garment Bag Personalized With Monogram and many more unique gifts here: https://castawayclothing.com/collections/gifts.
adidas OR0002 + Original Eyewear Collection
The adidas OR0002 round-frame glasses feature a double bridge for some extra style, are ultralight and flexible, and above all else, offer an Original look. They retail for MSRP: $170 and can be found here: https://www.adidas.com/us/originals-sunglasses-or0002/EW3343.html. Also, adidas has several other Original frame styles from casual to athletic to choose from starting at $100 and can be found here: https://www.adidas.com/us/women-eyewear.
Modern Picnic has limited edition lunchers and snackers with flowers hand drawn on each exclusively on their website ModernPicnic.com. The Flower Collection launched specially for Mother’s Day are done in partnership with B Floral! Customers will receive cute yellow flower bouquet with their purchase. This limited edition capsule collection will be available through Mother’s Day and comes in array of styles. The Mini Luncher retails for $180, Large Luncher for $200, and Snackers for $120. Shop Modern Picnic’s Limited Edition Flower Collection at: https://modernpicnic.com/pages/the-flower-shop.
Ivy City Co. and Dancing with The Stars, and new mom Lindsay Arnold collaborate on Mother’s Day Capsule available starting April 29th. Mother’s Day capsule collection includes three styles all in adult, mini and baby sizes for mom and her mini muse. Each dress, sewn with natural cotton or linen fabrics in muted spring colors. The collection ranges from adult dresses starting at $105 and baby and kids’ styles starting $38. To shop please visit https://ivycityco.com/.
With RedThread, through the use of advanced 3D technology women can now get their bodies scanned and measured electronically to custom fit clothing specifically for them so they never have to try on clothes or settle for a poor fit again. Moms can revel in this easy process which takes exact measurements from just two photos and pants, jackets or t-shirts they desire is shipped in one week. Starting at $58, moms can now have the great-fitting, go-with-everything pants, matching form-fitting t-shirt and designer jacket that comes with a lifetime fit guarantee. To get started with your Mother’s Day customized gift please visit: https://redthreadcollection.com/collections.
These sandals provide the indoor comfort of a slipper with memory foam and custom molded footbeds AND have a durable recycled outdoor tread for the mama on the go! Retails for $130 and can be found here: https://www.roamwears.com/collections/clouds. From Saturday, May 8th thru Sunday, May 9th R0AM will be offering the below discounts on all purchases made at https://www.roamwears.com. Offerings include: buy 1 pair – get free shipping, buy 2 pair get second 20 % off, buy 3 pair get third pair 30% off, buy 4 pair get 4th pair 40% off, and buy 5 pair get 5th 50% off.
Deckers X Lab are sustainable shoes that offer comfortable support indoors and outdoors with women’s designs in slippers, sandals, sneakers, boots, orthopedic shoes, and water repellent shoes. They have a great Mother’s Day gift guide, and all selections were made in a factory that supports women in their supply chain with the help of HERproject, a collaborative initiative that creates partnerships with brands to empower and educate women in the workplace. To shop their Mother’s Day guide please visit: https://deckersxlab.com/blogs/news/deckers-lab-mother-s-day-gift-guide-2021
Rebecca Minkoff’s collection of designer handbags for women features crossbody bags, work totes, convertible backpacks and more that are perfect for the rocker/ trendy mom. Rebecca Minkoff also offers a variety of accessories, footwear and apparel as well. Their handbags start at just under $100 and can be found here: https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/collections/handbags. Get 30% off for Mother’s Day with the code: TREATMOM.
Get Mom something she will forever cherish at Allurez, the leading online fine jewelry destination. They have a great Mother’s Day gift guide with the jewlery under $500 option. Also the retailer is offering $75 off $750 or more for Mother’s Day with the code MD21. Order custom pieces by April 25th to get in time for her special day! To shop their Mother’s Day gift guide please visit: https://www.allurez.com/mothers-day-gift-guide.
Let your Mama wear her name around her neck with these adorable 14K necklaces from Zoe Lev Jewelry. The MAMA collection includes: Zoe Lev Jewelry 14k Spaced MAMA Necklace, 16” – $460, Zoe Lev Jewelry 14K Yellow Gold Mama Pendant Necklace, 18” – $470, Zoe Lev Jewelry 14K Yellow Gold MAMA Charm Necklace, 18″ – $485. You can also choose from their personalized necklaces and pendants here: https://www.zoelev.com/personalized/.
If you cant find what your looking for above, Shop LC also has a great Mother’s Day Gift guide with everything from jewelry to fragrances here.
We hope this helps you with your Mother’s Day 2021 shopping needs. We hope you have a great and safe Mother’s Day!
Source: Zoe Lev Jewelry, Solo New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Allurez, Hypeach, Deckers X Lab, ROAM, RedThread, Shop LC, Modern Picnic, Ivy City Co., adidas, Castaway, Origami Tote, Papinelle, Soieli, CJW, BFFS & BABES
For fifty years, the month of June has celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride traditions but due to the pandemic and the appalling murder of George Floyd that has led to nationwide protest, we have to re-think how we can ALL come together. To bring us all together safely for Pride Month, GLAAD created the Pride Guide, a platform to help LGBTQ+ people and allies navigate the hundreds of digital Pride celebrations and online events during the month of June. In acknowledgment of the inhumane murder of George Floyd, GLAAD is reprioritizing Pride Month events to support the Black community.
Per GLAAD’s recent post,
“GLAAD stands with the loved ones of George Floyd, the Black community, our staff and supporters, and the protesters who continue to fight for justice and equality across this country. It is all of our responsibility to speak out publicly against racism, systemic injustice, and police brutality, and to elevate voices and amplify stories of people of color, especially within the LGBTQ community. For this reason, we are doing our best to reprioritize events and actions to support the Black community and the fight to combat racism, discrimination, injustice, and police brutality in this year’s Pride Guide. There can be no Pride if it is not intersectional.”
The guide has several virtual event options across cities nationwide to choose from throughout the month of June and more may be added throughout the month. The guide lets you filter by state, event type and event category throughout June and July 2020.
To access the Pride Guide please visit: https://www.glaad.org/prideguide. Please note this guide is in no way comprehensive. If you have any suggested events or gatherings to add to GLADD’s Pride Guide, especially ones focused on supporting LGBTQ people of color, please fill out this form and they will do their best to promote them.
During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial injustices happening nationwide we must stand together and come together peacefully but also safely! To learn more about GLAAD and Pride Month please visit: https://www.glaad.org/tags/lgbt-pride-month.
Valentine’s Day is just a week away and if you haven’t found that perfect gift for your loved one, we curated a list of gift ideas. The below Valentine’s gift ideas are for either women or men and range in price.
Sciano’s clear handbags, called the Game Day Clear Collection (www.scoregamedaybag.com), are her solution. These sporty purses of passion and fashion meet stadium security requirements for NBA, NFL, NCAA, and high school stadiums plus they are available in all major and college team colors. Key features of the Game Day Clear Collection handbags are:
- Machine-stitched seams — not heat-sealed — for strength and durability.
- A sturdy, 45-inch cross-body chain and D-Rings on either side for dangles and keys.
- The bags are garnished with rhinestones and featuring Sciano’s signature style that blends polka dots with team colors.
- A matching, slim interior-privacy pouch for sunglasses and credit cards, along with the convenience of a clear event-ticket pocket for quick scanning at the event.
- Quality metal hardware on every bag, which is built to last by being crafted with the thickest polyurethane.
For Valentines Day they have a great collection of pink purses starting at $49.99 here: https://www.scoregamedaybag.com/collections/pink.
Choose the initial that means the most to you for a shiny, gold-plated pendant suspended from a delicate rolo chain. While the initialed front salutes your sense of identity, the pendant’s reverse is engraved with ‘one in a million.’
- 17″ length; 3″ extender; 1/2″ pendant diameter
- Lobster clasp closure
- 12k-gold plate
- Shop all kate spade.
- Item #988230
Available at Nordstrom’s for $58.00 here.
Pharaoun Cocktail Rings are the perfect way to honor oneself this Valentine’s Day with a gift of love, beauty and glamor. With the release of Pharaoun’s stackable cocktail ring collection, you can now make this Valentine’s Day special by creating your own unique combination of rings that represent your independence and strength.
The sterling silver Super Power Ring goes for $195.00 and can be found here https://pharaoun.com/pages/silver-cocktail-rings.
#bkfam has the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts ideas for guys, like their joggers.
- Super comfortable and versatile, in both twill and knit fabrics.
- The fit is amazing-not too tight or too lose, True Fit.
- You can dress up or down, which means it has more than one purpose.
Currently, you can get 2 joggers for $60 and can be found here: https://www.brooklyncloth.com/collections/the-jogger. Also go to their Valentine’s Shop to get free shipping on V-Day Collection use code: vday2020.
Lovestruck Gift Card for Men by Mancrates
His Mission is to destroy the brick to extract the code and redeem a digital gift card. His Choices* include:
- Bass Pro Shop
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Amazon (available in $50 and $100 only)
- Home Depot (available for use in USA and Canada)
- Columbia Sportswear (available in $50 and $100 only)
- Gamestop (available in $50 only)
- Morton’s Steakhouse (available in $50 and $100 only)
It runs for $79.99 and can be purchased here. With the code CUPID15 for orders over $99.00 you will get 15% off! *Full retailer redemption subject to change due to availability.
Lyric licensing company LyricFind is sharing the love for Valentine’s Day 2020 with a special line of LyricMerch devoted to songs about sweets and candy for women and men. LyricFind’s “Sweet Lyrics” LyricMerch features hoodies, t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases with lyric designs from popular songs like:
- “Rockstar” – Post Malone, 21 Savage
- “Pink Matter” – André 3000, Frank Ocean
- “Candy Bling” – Mariah Carey
- “Drugs & Candy” – All Time Low
- “Banana” – Anitta, Becky G
The “Sweet Lyrics” LyricMerch is available here on the LyricMerch site.
PediPocket makes for an amazing gift for yourself and your loved ones any time of the year! PediPocket Highlights:
- Measures almost 6ft long
- Made from plush, velvety fleece
- Lightweight design is perfect for use year-round
- Use at home, traveling, camping, sporting events and more!
- Machine washable and dryer friendly for easy care
- Available in 3 sizes and 21 colors to match any style or décor
PediPocket can be purchased online at www.pedipocketblanket.com as well as on Amazon for $59.99. Valentine 😍 Savings: Buy 1 Pedipocket and get 1 Lipstick Or Moxie Magenta Pedipocket free, no codes needed (cannot be combined with other offers).
The PR-2-PM Smartphone Video Kit is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for any on-the-go creator whether it’s for youtube, blog or for capturing your travels. It comes with the below:
- Smartphone grip with wrist strap
- VXR10 Mini Shotgun Microphone
- 1-Year Warranty
It the Movo PR-2 PM retails for $54.95 and can be found here.
Picture Keeper Connect offers simple photo backup solutions for all devices. Simply plug Picture Keeper Connect into your device’s charging port to:
- Transfer files from old devices to new ones.
- Move files between wireless devices and computers.
- Store memories directly on Picture Keeper Connect.
The bundle retails for $99.99 with free shipping and can be found here: https://picturekeeper.com/products/valentines-day-bundle-32gb-connect-free-red-travel-case. Bear not included.
1More’s headphones are a great buy and these in Pink with the case make this a great Valentine’s Day gift. Below are the features:
- 6.5H Battery Life + Fast Charge- An optimized battery provides 6.5 hours of continuous play/talk time on a single charge (24 hours total with case).
- True Wireless + Bluetooth® 5- Enjoy a truly wireless design featuring a Bluetooth® 5 chip with Qualcomm aptX™ Audio Technology and AAC hi-res transmission
- Titanium Composite Dynamic Driver- The 7 mm dynamic driver reproduces crystal clear sound in an ultra-compact design for enhanced efficiency.
- Multiple Pairing Modes- Utilize standard Bluetooth® pairing with both earpieces
- ENC MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY- DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology for environmental noise cancellation provides crystal clear communication
- VOLUME CONTROL- A new firmware update adds volume control to the buttons on each earbud.
- Also comes in Black, Mint Green and Gold
They retail for $99.00 and can be found here: https://usa.1more.com/collections/headphones/products/1more-stylish-true-wireless-in-ear-headphones?variant=14595442409516.
We hope you all have a fantastic and romantic Valentine’s Day. Keep checking back on Hi-Tech Chic as I will be receiving some of the products to do a review of.
Source: 1More, Picture Keeper, Mancrates, Lyric Merch, Pedipocket, Brooklyn Cloth, Score Game Day Bag, Kate Spade, Pharaoun, MOVO
As a dog owner and since my dog is the Hi-Tech Chic mascot, we decided to do a short pooch edition holiday gift guide! Below you will find toys and gifts from various price points that make great gifts for your dog or the dog lover in your life!
Pooch Selfie comes with a removable Squeaking Pooch Selfie ball and one smartphone attachment to captivate your dog’s attention to your smartphone for the perfect picture. It works with both front and rear-facing cameras without having to remove the device from your phone. The Pooch Selfie is designed for the iPhone and Galaxy smartphone models and works universally with most smartphone cases.
Right now on their site if you buy two you get one free for $9.99, perfect for stocking stuffers. It can be purchased here: https://poochselfie.com/.
Cute for pet owners that love “Teddy the Dog”, the collection uses the finest garment-dyed, ring-spun blended cotton, and logos them with different sayings. The Teddy the Dog collection not only features apparel for people but also pups! But that’s not all—Teddy’s dog house is always stocked with bark-out-loud (#BOL) gifts and accessories, including drinkware, coasters, totes, blankets/towels, magnets, stuff to strut your mutt, and much more.
The sorted collection starts at $16.00 through $58.00 and can be found here: https://teddythedog.com/collections/home-pet.
Each box has a variety of items to keep your pet happy and engaged. This mystery box includes ten items. Choose from the small dog, medium dog, or large dog assortment for a box full of surprises for your pup to love. Goodie boxes may include collars, leashes, toys, bowls, waste management and more all in one simple box! The Goodie box retails for $24.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.petmate.com/petmate-goodie-box-dog/product/29126.
They also have cute holiday-themed dog chew toys for just $9.99 at https://www.petmate.com/searchresults?Ntt=holiday&Nty=1&No=0&Nrpp=12&Rdm=924&searchType=simple&type=search.
Cute yet functional, brklzTM has four different collections of charms to help you create your dog’s one-of-a-kind collar. Each brklz charm’s clip is specifically engineered to make it easy to attach to the collar and stay securely, and to switch easily between collars and harnesses. For those who love their pup’s style to match their own, brklz offers a trendy initial necklace and brklz set. It contains a gold-filled necklace with your initial and a letter brkl for your fur baby. In addition to your dog’s jewelry, look to brklzTM for hue-popping collars and leashes to show off that bling! Both are made of all-weather, stain-resistant and easy-to-clean BioThane® flexible straps.
The charms start at $35.00 and can be found at https://brklz.com or Amazon. The gold-filled necklace with the owners initial + a letter brkl for the pup for $95.00 can be found here: https://brklz.com/collections/sets/products/t-winning-set.
The Shed Defender®,the world’s first onesie for dogs, helps contain loose dog hair safely and effectively. It is intended to be worn in the house, car or anywhere you don’t want dog hair, dirt, dander and allergens. Made from premium eco-friendly fabric, it’s lightweight and breathable to ensure the dog stays safe, cool and comfortable. The Shed Defender® also does more: the snug fit works as an anxiety reducer by applying a gentle pressure, making dogs feel more calm, confident and secure. You can use the Shed Defender® instead of the cone of shame to cover wounds, surgical sites and hotspots and it helps with allergies and skin conditions.
They come in a variety of colors and they retail for $39.99+ at https://sheddefender.com/ and on Amazon.
Donated from kind doggies from around the world, parka-style Puffer Kotes contain fur from short-haired breeds. Also donated, long fur gets blended with other natural fibers and spun into yarn to make scarves and knit Kotes. Kobe has also created the “Kompanion” collection, featuring matching outfits for pups and their owners. Kobe wants to promote kindness and generosity through all aspects of his business, from encouraging fur donations to make more Kotes, to giving back such as donating a percentage of Kotes by Kobe profits to rescue organizations, building awareness of dogs that need rehoming and supporting other causes that benefit the less fortunate.
Kotes by Kobe starts at $44.99+ on www.kotesbykobe.com.au
Designed to be played with all day long, the GoBone is a durable, smart dog toy for your four-legged friend to play with while you’re busy. GoBone is chewable, treatable, and it features intelligent software to personalize play for your dog. With app connectivity to turn it into a game device for your dog, the GoBone changes to puppy playtime in no time. It’ll be the perfect tech gift for the dog lover in your life.
It retails for $129.00 and can be purchased here: https://mygobone.com/.
We hope our Pooch Edition Holiday Gift Guide helps you find some great gift ideas for your furry friend or their owners during the holiday season! Keep checking back on Hi-Tech Chic throughout December for more gift ideas and new product releases for the new year!
Source: GoBone, Kotes By Kobe, Petmate, Shed Defender, Brklz, Teddy the Dog, Pooch Selfie
On this year’s Holiday Tech Edition Gift Guide we tried to include a variety of tech products for different ages and prices range under $500. We also wanted to include some products that aren’t the normal gift you would find on other gift guides. We hope you enjoy the below gift guide picks!
The HELM True Wireless 5.0 Headphones features QUALCOMM® APTX™ & AAC Audio Technology with TRUE sound quality, featuring proprietary high-powered rare polymer and alloy enhanced driver. Below are the key features.
- Pure HiFi Sound, Low Latency (no lag) for Music & Movies
- Industry Acclaimed Sound Quality & Heavy-Hitting Bass You Can Feel
- Pick Up & Play with Auto-Pairing & Auto Charging
- 6-8 Hours Play Time +30 Extra Hrs with the Portable Charging Case.
- Secure Comfort-Fit with Incredible Noise Isolation for Every Activity – Perfect for Traveling, Working Out & On the Go
- Rain, Sweat, & Mud Approved with IPX4 Water Resistance.
- Industry Leading Range of up to 60ft.
- Smart Buttons & Dual Mics for Stereo Phone Calls & Voice Assistant
We recently received these to review and have been testing these for weeks. They are one of the best pair of TRUE WIRELESS headphones for the price point out there! It retails for $129.99 and can be purchased here: https://helmaudio.com/products/helm-true-wireless-5-0-headphones.
Hovershoes X1 are the original and the best self-balancing skates; it takes the concept of a hoverboard and splits it into two independent machines: one for each foot. Key features include:
- Smart lamps; as decorative as useful, those smart lamps show the condition of x1.
- Portability; with only 6lbs per unit, a compact design and portables belts built-in you are free to take your hovershoes with you where ever you go.
- Stability; the advanced self-balance system inside will keep you safe and upright.
- Freedom; the shorter distance between the dedal and the ground makes the hovershoes easy to ride. It is easy to turn around and do some fancy moves.
- Safety; hovershoes x1 feature an anti-spin function, a solid full metal body and several protections again low-battery, short circuit, over-voltage, over temperature and over current.
It retails for $579.00 with a holiday discount of 50% Off With Coupon Code: IMHOLIDAY50 and can be purchased here: https://www.myinmotion.com/products/inmotion-hovershoes-x1.
The new Cleer’s Flow II Wireless Headphones are best-in-class noise-canceling over-ear headphones with up to 20 hours playback and the perfect gift for the traveler in your life. Below are the specifications.
- The 20 hours of playback time gets you all the way through the 19-hour flight from Singapore to Newark (the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight)
- Headphone’s Swivel, folding design and plush cushioning allow for ultimate comfort and easy storage
- Built-in Google Assistant Voice Interface
- Built-in microphone for Bluetooth functionality
- Innovative, Ironless audio driver technology delivers bold and articulate playback via high-excursion with optimized control and exceptionally low distortion
- Powerful Best-in-class hybrid noise canceling
- Hi-Res Audio certified with supplied 3.5mm cable
The foldable for ultimate portability Flow II is available in Light Metallic and Gunmetal and retails for $279.00. To purchase the Flow II headphones please visit: https://cleeraudio.com/product/flow-ll-bluetooth-noise-canceling-headphone-with-google-assistant/.
The SmartCine Wireless is a premium all-in-one video equipment kit designed specifically to work with smartphones, providing a high-quality video and wireless audio capture solution. Features include:
- All-in-one Smartphone Video Kit – Features a universal phone rig, wireless lavalier microphone system with built-in receiver and bodypack transmitter, led light, wide-angle, fisheye, & telephoto lenses, and more
- Smartphone Rig: Adjustable grip to fit smartphones between 2.2″ – 3.8″, an adjustable viewfinder to align the lens mount to any smartphone, comfortable grip handle and wrist strap, tripod mountable
- Wireless Lavalier Microphone System: Built-in receiver and remote bodypack transmitter with lavalier mic – delivers crystal-clear audio directly to your phone; Powered by the internal SmartCine rechargeable battery
- LED Light: 36 brilliant white LED’s deliver 46 lumens of light perfect for vlogging; Three output levels, powered by the internal SmartCine rechargable battery
- 1-Year Warranty
It retails for $199.95 and to purchase the SmartCine Wireless, please visit: https://www.movophoto.com/products/smartcine-wireless-all-in-one-smartphone-video-kit.
The Real Arcade Pro is perfect for the arcade lover looking for that experience at home with its paddle compatible with PlayStation and PC. Below are the key features:
- Compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC
- Features metallic Gold Accents
- Includes turbo functions, touch panel, button assignment and more
- HORI original HAYABUSA stick and Buttons
- Officially Licensed by SIEA
It retails for $126.97 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073C5PWS2?linkCode=xm2&tag=esquire_auto-append-20&ascsubtag=[artid|10054.g.14381053[src|arb_ga_d_bmm[ch|[lt|sale.
The Activ5 merges the lifestyle needs of techies who want to be in their best shape, and the device pairs up easily with other tech platforms – the tracker includes a convenient app that coaches you through over 100 workouts and games that make exercising fun. Key features include:
- A TINY GYM IN YOUR POCKET: The Activ5 is the connected, Bluetooth-enabled isometric strength training device you can fit in your pocket and take with you anywhere.
- 100+ CUSTOMIZED EXERCISES: Use the included Activ5 Trainer App to strengthen every muscle group, including arms, legs, and upper and lower body muscles including isometric exercises.
- Use Activ5 to measure and track all your workout data and quantify your progress towards your goals.
- 1+ YEAR BATTERY LIFE: No need to charge yet another device! The Activ5 comes with a replaceable AAA battery that provides over 1 year of usage.
The Activ5 Fitness Package costs $129.99 and can be purchased on Activ5’s website here: https://activbody.com/fitness-activ5/ or on apple.com.
Robo Wunderkind is a coding robot that is great for kids of all ages as it grows in complexity with the child so it has longevity. It doesn’t have language barriers which means if one child speaks English and the other Spanish, they can both still play together. The ready-to-use educational solution features include:
- Robotics kits: Ideal for learning: versatile function-based color-coded blocks
- 3 intuitive apps: for Kindergarten, Primary and Middle School
- Curriculum: 70+ hours of cross-disciplinary teaching materials that cover 1+ year of lessons
The Starter Kit is $149, Education Kit is $199, and the Advanced Kit $129. It can be shipped in 3 to 4 business days and can be purchased here: https://robowunderkind.com/.
The Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ Telescope is the ultimate Student and Explorer Gift, From Pro to The Enthusiast with Starry Night Astronomy software download. Below are the key features:
- 80mm manual refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame.
- Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
- Accessories include: (20mm and 4mm), 3x Barlow lens, 90° erect image, and a finderscope
- Slow-motion rod control for smooth and accurate pointing.
- An adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.
It is on sale for $119.00 and available here: https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-ExploraScope-22102-Refractor-Telescope/dp/B00VTSIT2S/ref=sr_1_3?crid=AX5XM7JY9R6&keywords=celestron+explorascope+80az&qid=1576087467&sprefix=celestron+explora%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-3.
Pixel Eyewear Glasses filter more blue light, designed for heavy-users, gamers, or those in front of a digital screen for more than 10 hours.
- Pixel lenses utilize a superior blue light filtering technology baked directly into the lens material instead of using a low-quality coating that has a distracting blue reflection.
- Pixel’s virtually clear lenses do not distort color perception or acuity.
- Pixel lenses filter over 50% of all, and nearly 90% of the most impactful range of Blue Light.
- Lenses have a premium anti-glare coating that eliminates 99% of glare, offer 100% UV protection, and are smudge- and scratch-resistant.
- Pixel glasses are made with premium materials including stainless steel barrel-hinges and Italian acetate.
They have a variety of blue light filter glasses in different prices (some currently on sale) starting at $70.00. For more information, please visit www.pixeleyewear.com.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for Nintendo Switch
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 launched in November for the Nintendo Switch. Game features and new additions include:
than 30 events to play the game has brand-new events including the classic 2D
competition, motion and button controls, and local and online play. New events
- SPORT CLIMBING: Climb as high as you can within the time limit. Look before you leap!
- KARATE – KUMITE: Land hits on your opponent to earn points. The first to 10 points wins! Hajime!
- SURFING – SHORTBOARD: Ride the waves and pull off as many tricks as you can within the time limit!
- SKATEBOARDING – PARK: Aim for a high score by performing as many tricks as you can before time runs out!
- Players use a variety of play styles including immersive motion controls where you can use the Joy-Con to imitate actions like throwing a javelin or taking aim with a bow.
- Grab up to three of your fellow athletes on the same sofa and battle for a gold medal in local multiplayer, or connect up and compete against three others players with local wireless play.
- Head online and go for that Olympic record against up to seven other competitors in a variety of different events.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 retails for $59.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.olympicvideogames.com/marioandsonic/us/#purchase.
The ChargeHub Powerstation 360 is the ultimate charging solution for loved ones that work from home or for Holiday decorating! Features include:
- Charge up to (10) USB devices simultaneously,
- (4) USB’s
- (6) AC Outlets
- Provides up to 4000 Joules of Surge Protection with Lifetime Connected Equipment Warranty!
We also received this to review and it works great with multiple outlets fully occupied. It retails for $59.99 and to shop please visit: https://limitlessinnovations.com/product/powerstation-360/.
Anker PowerCore is a 26800mAh External Battery with Dual Input Port and Double-Speed Recharging, 3 USB Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android and Other Smart Devices. Key features include:
- Colossal Capacity: 26800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times, tablets at least 2 times and any other USB device multiple times.
- High-Speed Charging: 3 USB output ports equipped with Anker’s PowerIQ and Voltage Boost technology ensure high-speed charging for three devices—simultaneously (Not compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge).
- Recharge 2X Faster: Dual Micro USB (20W) input offers recharge speeds up to twice as fast as standard portable chargers—a full recharge takes just over 6 hours while using both input ports (wall charger not included).
It retails for $59.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Portable-Double-Speed-Recharging/dp/B01JIWQPMW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=travelgifts_ankerpower-20&linkId=02350df4efecc499101645650d08a8e8&language=en_US.
For the smoothie lover or bartender on the go, the BlendJet portable and USB rechargeable blender is a perfect gift. Below are it’s features:
- BlendJet One’s powerful 5V electrical motor spins its 6-point stainless steel blades at a blazingly fast 22,000 RPM.
- The 2000mAh rechargeable battery makes 8-12 cups per charge. You can recharge via any USB port for 1-3 hours between uses.
- BlendJet’s compact and portable design is made from BPA free food-safe materials. It fits in most standard size cup holders. The built-in strainer can filter out the excess pulp.
- Built-in safety features prevent the motor from overheating and the blades from spinning when the jar isn’t connected to the base.
The Blend Jet is $39.95 & they have a 10% of holiday discount. To shop please visit: https://blendjet.com/products/blendjet-one?variant=7922727452738¤cy=USD&gclid=CjwKCAiAxMLvBRBNEiwAKhr-nDZmlFArcfwmJz60hG7-iKLkMjQoUBCNHwoJjKpZ1i2hKnYnwySZcxoC5NsQAvD_BwE.
JOBY is an ultraportable compactable tripod 3K (6.6 lbs) stand and ballhead for compact mirrorless cameras or devices that holds up to 3K. Below are the specs:
- Wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface
- Strong: Holds devices weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
- Stable: Rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability in difficult terrain
- Durable: Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic and German TPE for firm, secure joints
It retails for $39.95 and can be purchased here: https://joby.com/us-en/gorillapod-3k-jb01507-config/.
Ideal for the person in your life who loves DIY projects, the SwitchBot “Bot” lets you retrofit all existing appliances or light switches in your home which an AI switch you can operate via the app.
- Works with just about any rocker switch and button of any appliance. Smart button pusher for your smart home.
- Easy to set up with a 5-second installation. Tape it right next to a rocker switch or button with a 3M sticker. No swapping, no tools are required.
- Use the SwitchBot App to schedule built-in timers, run without phone or Hub. Turn lights or home appliances on/off automatically even when you’re away.
- You can use the Bots for your lights, fans, coffee makers, garage door, and more. With the add-on, a rocker switch could be flipped at both directions, push or pull for ON/OFF by 1 SwitchBot!
The SwitchBot Bot retails for $29.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.switch-bot.com/bot.
The QIAYA Selfie Light Ring is an LED circle light that clips on to your phone or other devices like your PC or even to your make-up mirror which makes this perfect for the selfie lover in your life! Below are the specifications.
- Rechargeable with USB Cord. This ring light includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries.
- Brightness Adjustable. Three-level light settings for various uses — make-up, selfie photos, dark scenery vlogging, etc.
- Compact and Light Weight. Pocket-sized and extremely compact, it will not take much space in your bag.
- Fantastic for Night Time or Dark Rooms. It helps enhance and brighten up your face for that perfect selfie.
Retails for $12.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/QIAYA-Selfie-Photography-Lighting-Rechargeable/dp/B01HXTHPXU/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=selfie&qid=1576094896&sr=8-7.
We hope this gives you a great start on your holiday shopping for the tech lover in your life. Please keep checking back on Hi-Tech Chic for more holiday posts throughout December 2019!
Source: HELM Audio, Switchbot, HORI, Blend Jet, JOBY, CLEER Audio, ANKER, Nintendo, SEGA, Limitless Innovations, Celestron, Robo Wunderkind, Pixel Eyewear, Activ5, Movo Photo, inMotion, QIAYA
It’s Holiday Gift Guide time again and we will be posting several editions of guides throughout the holiday season. This edition contains beauty and wellness products that are great for stocking stuffers and also gift sets that are reasonably priced. We also tried to include as many natural or eco-friendly products as possible and included which different products are such in the descriptions below.
nyl® skincare products are free of man-made chemicals, toxins, parabens, animal products and petroleum products. Everything they make is vegan (they don’t use beeswax), never tested on animals, gluten-free, and contains organic ingredients. They have stocking stuffers like sample size polish and lotion for $15.00 and gift sets starting at $46.00 can be found here: https://www.nylskincare.com/collections/stocking-stuffers-and-gift-ideas.
Ever Smile has several different whitening solutions especially for those on the go and for those who have braces or aligners. Their cleaning whitening sprays or whitening breathe spray are great stocking stuffers for only $14.99. To shop all their products please visit: https://eversmilewhite.com/collections/featured.
With a variety of safe, natural products from Garner’s Garden, everyone can live the naturally healthy lifestyle they deserve. Their body butter is an official product in the Fall 2019 BE KIND. by ellen subscription box and only $14.99. They also have a variety of body products from Garner’s Garden like their handcrafted, cold-pressed soaps that come in a variety of scents, their talcum-free formula body powder, their Natural Deodorant that comes in three varieties of protection: Baking Soda Free, Regular Strength and Extra Strength, and more. Price Varies, sold at https://garnersgarden.com/.
With the Knot Genie Detangling Brush, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration that is gently and painlessly. It virtually stops breakage and split ends! The Knot Genie Detangling Brush is a great gift for moms and those with difficult hair. The Knot Genie Detangling Brush is $19.99 and can be purchased on Amazon.
ALLEYOOP’s multi-functional products are uniquely designed to keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle. From doing your eyeliner in a Lyft to freshening up on the go like their 4-in-1 makeup pen for $25.00 and they have gift sets starting at $68.00. To shop their products please visit: https://meetalleyoop.com/collections/all.
Sunshine & Glitter has an entire Reef Safe Biodegradable Glitter sunscreen line and also has gift sets starting at $28.00 like the Rock Star Gift Set | Awesome Sauce 9oz & Pink Hair Slay. Sunshine & Glitter have something for everyone this season including the already viral Mermaid SeaStar Sparkle set with mermaid iridescent turquoise glitter that’s eco-friendly and biodegradable. To shop their gift sets please visit: https://www.sunshineglitter.com/collections/gifts.
Iris & Romeo creates beautiful products from natural ingredients and from exclusive rose wax is blended using nutritious oils and moisturizing butters including Bulgarian rosa damascena, rosa centifolia, shea butter, rose hip oil, and camellia oil. Their Power Peptide Lip Balm 3-In-1 Treatment + Color + Balm for $26 is a great stocking stuffer. The 3-in-1 rich, buttery balm is also a plumping and hydrating treatment with buildable color. Made with clinical levels of collagen-boosting biomimetic triple-peptides that increase lip volume and firmness, while deeply hydrating. Please visit https://www.irisandromeo.com/products/power-peptide-lip-balm, to shop for this product.
Although packing cubes aren’t new to the market, bentokō looked for ways to improve upon the design and quality of these must-have travel companions while still keeping them at an affordable price point. The bentokō packing cubes are aesthetically pleasing and available in fun colors such as Magenta, Cobalt blue, Parakeet green and Pineapple yellow. The 6-piece Travel Packing Cube Sets start at $29.99 and can be found here: https://bentokotravel.com/.
Everything contains antioxidants, has uv protection, is paraben/cruelty free, and infused with vitamins and minerals. These items are also portable and travel friendly- making them perfect for college students and families who might be flying back home for the holidays. They have great skincare gift sets starting at $50.00 that include 2 cest beau1872 products. To shop their skincare gift sets please visit: https://cestbeau1872.com/collections/skincare.
Sleep & Glow Pillow:
Sleep & Glow is an innovative anti-aging pillow that’s new to the U.S. The Sleep & Glow pillow is the first of its kind developed by cosmetologists and orthopedists in Europe to fight those nighttime wrinkles. Perfect for your loved ones wanting to wake up less puffy and more youthful, the pillow starts at $159.00 at https://www.sleepandglow.com. Buy 2 pillows and get 20% off* and the extra pillowcase for free (promo code tencel_for_free).
We hope this edition of our Holiday Gift Guide gives you all some great ideas for beauty and wellness gifts this holiday season! Stay Tuned for more Holiday Gift Guides to be published throughout the holiday season!
Source: nyl Skincare, Sleep and Glow, Cest beau 1872, bentoko, Iris & Romeo, Sunshine & Glitter, AlleyOOP, Garner’s Garden, Knot Genie, Ever Smile
This year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) will begin on Friday, September 6th and ends on Saturday, September 14 throughout Manhattan. There are several different sites to find the shows, events and live streams of the most fashionable week of the year! We have compiled a list of sites that can point you in the right direction for the shows, open-to-the-public tickets and NYFW events.
The official New York Fashion Week calendar provided by CFDA with the MAJOR designers is located here to download and also below: https://cfda.com/fashion-calendar/official-nyfw-schedule.
FWO is a great source to find open-to-the public shows and they also have live stream of the shows as well located here: https://fashionweekonline.com/live2.
FWO calendar of open-to-the public NYFW shows including where you can buy tickets can be found here: https://fashionweekonline.com/new-york/tickets.
Another way to buy tickets to NYFW or Miami Swim Week is to become a VIP member of Fashion Week Online for $10 / year. They offer links to open-to-the-public events, usually with a discount for members, as well as information on free events, parties, and opportunities for people in the industry. To become a VIP member please visit: https://fashionweekonline.com/vip.
NYFW: The Shows is a great resource to find designers at the show, whats going on behind the scenes with “Back of House”, find out what’s beyond the shows and their NYFW VIP Experience. Please visit http://nyfw.com/new-york-fashion-week-the-shows for more information about NYFW: The Shows and see below about the VIP Experience.
NYFW VIP Experience is the official VIP experience for NYFW. With the VIP experience package you can witness the runway first-hand, with premium inclusions such as dedicated check-in, hors d’oeuvres in a Skybox Lounge above the runway, professional makeup and hairstyling by industry experts, reserved seating at exclusive collection showings, and much more.
NYFW: The Experience VIP packages are available for purchase and below are the package details.
PACKAGE 1: $899
- The Elevated Pass
- Dedicated VIP check-in area
- White-glove concierge to escort you to your show
- Access to all NYFW: The Shows partner activations
- Guaranteed reserved seating to one show (rows 3-5)
- Exclusive access to our Skybox Lounge 60 minutes prior to your show
- Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
PACKAGE 2: $1,999
- The All Access Pass
- Dedicated VIP check-in area
- White-glove concierge to escort you throughout the day
- Access to all NYFW: The Shows partner activations
- Guaranteed reserved seating to two shows (rows 3-5)
- Exclusive access to our Skybox Lounge
- Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
- Dry hair touch-up by a professional stylist
- Lip touch-up with the season’s hottest colors
- NYFW: The Experience Gift Bag full of exclusive goodies from sponsors
- + Based on availability, you’ll be assigned an AM or PM time slot (approximately 6 hours)
- + Two shows are included in this package: (1) designer of your choice, and a second surprise designer (within your 6 hour window)
Sign-up now to receive info when The Experience Packages are available, along with the inside scoop on future events, special offers and other exclusive experiences from Endeavor Experiences here: https://www.nyfwexperience.com/. The NYFW experience sample itinerary is http://endeavor.artistic.io/u/NYFW/iTBt97pdm0Fe59g3b4r/6562/Sample-Itinerary.htm.
You can find shows for NYFW that are free to the public and also shows that require tickets on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ny–new-york/fashion-week/.
There are several other sites out there but after our research, these sites are the best bet to find all things New York Fashion Week related. This year for the first time in Hi-Tech Chic history we will be covering NYFW LIVE. I will be attending shows, pop-ups, fashion tradeshows and events during NYFW from September 6th through 9th. I will be reporting live as much as possible along with posting recaps after the shows and events I attend so stay tuned for September!
Source: NYFW: The Shows, FWO, Endeavor, Eventbrite, CFDA
Father’s Day this year lands on June 16th which means you have a little under 11 days to find the perfect gift for dad. Similar to every year we have compiled tech, fashion, lifestyle, an experience, a subscription & a donation gift all within this guide.
The WiFi Digital Photo Frame with Touchscreen IPS LCD Display and 8GB Built-in Memory, White – 8 inch has easy setup and access through its touchscreen and easy sharing via email, Facebook and Twitter. Aluratek’s Smart Frame app makes this gift an amazing way to stay in touch and share your latest pictures with your family without needing to be near. You have the ability to share your pictures to the frame via email, Facebook and/or Twitter. Save up to 60% off select items this Father’s Day. No code needed and offer ends 6/11. The frame retails for $99.00 and can be purchased here: https://aluratek.com/eight-inch-wifi-digital-photo-frame-touchscreen-ips-lcd-8gb-memory-white.
Designed with simple, do-it-yourself installation, cutting-edge technology, professional home monitoring for as little as $15 per month, and no contracts, Cove is aggressively working to protect the 75% of American households that currently do not have a home security system. New Features include Amazon Alexa and Google Home Voice Control. For Father’s Day they have updated their pricing with 40% off equipment now through June 16, 2019.
How Cove Works
- Order online at covesmart.com and the system is customized to each customer’s specific needs and shipped within 24 hours.
- Cove’s innovative technology makes it the easiest-to-install, professionally-monitored home security solution with monitoring as low as $15 per month.
- Cove does not require contracts. This approach just makes sense. We only get paid if our customers continue to be happy with our service.
- With a 60-day money-back guarantee and the option of a lifetime warranty, customers never have to worry about being stuck with something they do not love or incurring unexpected costs down the road. Anyone can cancel their service at any time without hassle.
A Cove starter system costs less than $120 and to shop Cove’s products please visit: https://www.covesmart.com/.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Rachio is a perfect gift for any dad who loves their lawn and the environment, the Rachio 3 Smart Water System is EPA certified and brings together advanced Weather Intelligence™ Plus and precise flow monitoring to help nurture a beautiful yard. The Rachio boasts complete smartphone control, unique weather adaptation technologies, and compatibility with every major smart home device. Rachio devices range from $149-229. To shop the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller please visit: https://rachio.com/.
Made from soft silicone to protect your AirPods 1 and Airpods 2 from scratches and scrapes, the waterproof drop proof protection for your AirPods case allows easy access to the Lightning port and comes with a detachable carabiner so you can easily hook it on to your belt, bag or purse. The case is also fully compatible with wireless/QI charging pads to easily charge your AirPods 2nd generation. They retail for $24.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.catalystcase.com/products/catalyst-air-pod-case?variant=37217033742.
The Chancellor Collection Men Shoe Line
The men’s shoe line was created in partnership with Chicago-based men’s shoe company Marc Nolan. After debuting in two Chicago locations this spring, the Collection is expanding in to the Seattle market at Market Street Shoes and is also now available nationwide online starting at $115.00.
Whether looking for straw hats, fedoras, or hats with UPF 50+, Tenth Street Hats has styles that cater to every event or occasion for the dad in your life. All of their hats are handmade with the best materials, people and partnerships, so our hats are always the most fashionable in the room (or at the pool!). Their men’s hats start at $38.00 and can be purchased here: https://tenthstreethats.com/collections/mens-sun-protection-hats?page_num=2.
These stainless steel marvels with magnetically attaching tumblers are the perfect unique yet thoughtful gift for fathers. Here is some additional information about the Firelight and Halflight:
- Firelight flask is stainless steel 750 MI vacuum insulated flask with two 6-shooter barrel tumblers that attaches magnetically. At just over 11inches this electropolished flask has a double wall vacuum insulation for 24-hr temperature control. The no-drip-lit ensures a drip-free pour every time. On sale for $99.00 and can be purchased here: Highcampflasks.com.
- HalfFlight Flask stainless steel 375 MI vacuum insulated flask with two 6-shooter barrel tumblers that attach magnetically. Its this electropolished flask has a double wall vacuum insulation for 24-hr temperature control. The no-drip-lit ensures a drip-free pour every time. It retails for $79.00 and can be purchased here: Highcampflasks.com.
Shatterproof plastic craft beer tasting glasses let you enjoy a brew to its fullest taste potential without worrying about breaking your glass. Each four pack of cups is made for a specific beer (like IPA, stout, or sour) and is designed to help enhance its aroma and flavor. The BPA-free cups stack up for easy transport and can go through the dishwasher, too. They retail for $19.95 and can be purchased here: https://www.thegrommet.com/b-cups-outdoor-craft-beer-cups-set-of-4.
Top Golf Father’s Day Experience
Top Golf has two Father’s Day packages available to make this outing unforgettable. Below is what is included in the two packages for Father’s Day.
- Reserve 1 or 2 golf bays
Up to 6 Guests in each bay
- Includes 2 hours of game play
- Designated check-in upon arrival
- Food and beverage is purchased separately
- Reserve 2 or more golf bays
Up to 6 Guests in each bay
- Includes 2 hours of game play
- Designated check-in upon arrival
- Lifetime membership for up to 12 Guests
- Buffet Included
Pricing starts at $75.00 and they are selling out fast so make a reservation by clicking here. If reservations for your venue are sold out, no need to worry. They will be open to walk-in Guests beginning at 8:00 AM.
Personalized Creations Personalized Gifts
From tools and gadgets to beer mugs and customized apparel, any gift can be personalized for free with still time for it to be delivered before or on Father’s Day. Their Father’s Day gifts are affordable with different price ranges. They currently have a 30% discount on Father’s Day gifts and you can see the personalized gifts for Dad by clicking here. To view all Personal Creations gifts please visit: https://www.personalcreations.com.
Bespoke Post Subscription
A hand-selected mix of high-quality men’s lifestyle goods and guidance, including fashion, style, outdoors, home, kitchen, accessories, grooming, barware, and more. Bespoke Post are unique in that they release a range of boxes each month some new, some old favorites and you select which box you want each month. Bespoke Post is free to join, skip any box, cancel anytime and each box cost $45, but are worth over $70. To shop or join please visit: https://www.bespokepost.com.
Sock Fancy Subscription
- $12.50 1 Pair a Month OR $9.50 each 2 Pair a Month
- Delivered Monthly
- Free shipping anywhere in the world.
- Swap out any pair you’re not happy with.
- 70% combed cotton, 200 needle socks.
- No commitment, cancel anytime.
To shop their socks or sign up for a subscription please visit: https://sockfancy.com/.
inLieu App allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing material gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social! inLieu provides a live social feed of every transaction that can be liked and shared with friends. To download the inLieu app please visit: https://inlieu.com/.
We hope this guide helps you all find the right gift for Father’s Day. Some of the above products we will be receiving to review so please keep checking back on Hi-Tech Chic for those articles.
We wish you all a Happy Father’s Day!
Source: Aluratek, inLieu, Sock Fancy, Top Golf, Personalized Creations, The Grommet, Highcamp, Tenth Street Hats, The Chancellor Collection, Rachio, Catalyst, Bespoke Post
With spring in full swing and summer on the way, we compiled a short list of some smart gadgets and accessories for
The 318 Helmet SH50 is a smart bike helmet featuring an integrated bone conductive speaker, rear alerting lights and accompanying smart APP. Model SH50 comes in 4 colors, Blue, Black, Yellow and White as well as two sizes, Medium (55-59cm) and Large (58-63cm). It includes one BC30 Bluetooth remote controller – accompanying app is required to utilize all smart features. It can be purchased here: https://www.fitechsports.com/product-page/sh50-smart-bike-helmet.
Silca Viaggio Travel Pump | $275 |
Silca has created a supremely portable travel pump with a Bluetooth-enabled gauge, folding feet and a clever removable handle. Inspired by the durability and portability of their iconic 1960’s-era Pista pump, the Viaggio is sure to be a travel companion for years to come. It can be purchased here: https://silca.cc/products/viaggio-travel-pump#.
The two ultra-bright LEDs cast 1700 lumens in an optimized beam to light the trail, road or street. Head. The Li-ion USB rechargeable battery has a 2-hour run time on high mode. The 3-level battery indicator shows when it’s running low. Includes quick-change cartridge battery, micro USB charging cable, and H-34 FlexTightTM handlebar mount. To purchase please visit: http://cateyeamerica.com/CatEye-Volt-1700-HL-EL1020RC-1700-lumen-Headlight.
The ABUS 440A U-lock 100db alarm system featuring the 3D Position Detection System. The core of the lock is ABUS’ reliable steel lock body and 12mm round shackle, which is tough enough to deter theft on its own. The intelligent alarm system is powered by long-lasting coin cell batteries for ease of use. Small bumps trigger warning beeps, while continued movement triggers the full ear-splitting alarm. Customer can add in the 100db alarm (as loud as a circular saw). It can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Abus-ABUS-U-Lock-440-Alarm/dp/B07JZVMK6G.
Perfect for those long distance rides, a new generation of the PowerWatch that uses Dual solar/thermoelectric-powered battery harvesting to power the most advanced smartwatch you never need to charge.
- Integration with third party apps and platforms
- Heart monitor
- GPS tracker
- Full color LCD display
- Calorie counter
- Sleep tracker
- Market-leading water resistance (200m)
- Aircraft-grade aluminum casing, sapphire glass face
- Customizable strap
It is available at: PowerWatch.com and shipping out on June 2019.
HEX NEW Kindred Collection Bags |Pricing Varies (see below)|
Featuring sneaker and gym duffels, backpacks, slings and waist pack models. The NEW collection features a subtle tonal-patterned neoprene, light in weight and water resistance. Below are three of the new collection that would be ideal for biking depending on the size you need.
- Kindred Signal Backpack – $89.95
- Kindred Sneaker Sling – $59.95
- Kindred Waist Pack – $34.95
To shop their collection please visit: https://www.hexbrand.com/collections/kindred-collection
Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Gems | from $54 |
Easy and tasty CBD for recovery. Floyd’s of Leadville Gems are available in 10 or 25mg versions, perfect for tossing in your travel kit for cycling, backpacking or any time the anti-inflammatory and relaxation properties of CBD fit into your travel plans. The Floyd’s Leadville CBD gems can be purchased here: https://floydsofleadville.com/shop/.
From wherever car headlights are approaching FLECTR 360 wraps razor-thin around the rim. The two-piece FLECTR 360 wraps around the rim from both sides and overlaps onto the rim vertex. Wide-angle and gap-free reflection guaranteed. To purchase please visit: https://www.flectr.bike/collections/flectr-360/products/flectr-360-set.
Shower Pill |10 wipes/Box for $9.99|
After a long ride especially during the summer a towel really doesn’t do the trick. The Shower Pill wipes are proven to kill 99.9 percent of germs, while leaving skin feeling clean, fresh and moisturized. The wipes contain aloe vera and witch hazel to help sooth your skin. To purchase the Shower Pill Wipes please visit: https://www.showerpill.com/.
We hope this guide helps you all with your future rides this spring and summer! Remember to stay hydrated and keep safe out on those roads. As much as we would like to think people understand the cycling laws while driving some don’t, so be careful but have FUN!
Source: ABUS, FiTech Sports, Cateye, Silca, flectr, Floyd’s, MATRIX Power Watch, Shower Pill
beGlammed On-Demand Beauty Service App
If you don’t have time before the big date try out the beGlammed. beGlammed is the leading on-demand beauty service app that delivers professional hairstylists, makeup artists and nail stylist straight to your door. Tap the app to book a personal beauty team and get pampered on demand in the comfort of your home, office, hotel, or any other location. beGlammed offers $50.00 and can be booked via their app or online at https://www.beglammed.com/.
MyCheelle Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy and foaming lather which leaves skin radiant and refined. I’ve been using this a while and the trick is to make sure you blend it in fully so that there are no sugar crystals left and it’s a full lather. It leaves your skin very soft after using it just once! MyCheelle Refining Sugar Cleanser is boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated. It cost $25.00 for 3.5 fl oz and can be purchased here: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/cleansers/products/refining-sugar-cleanser.
If you are looking for a skin care line that’s more than a daily scrub definitely check out The Spa Dr. The Spa Dr.’s skin care line is powerful, yet gentle and packed with natural, plant-based ingredients that leave your skin clean, nourished, protected and simply beautiful. Here are The Spa Dr.’s four easy steps:
- Step 1 Clear – Cleanse and clear your skin without disrupting its natural barrier with this gentle cleanser.
- Step 2 Nourish – Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger-looking skin with this antioxidant serum.
- Step 3 Renew – Rehydrate tired, dry skin with this enriched moisturizer.
- Step 4 Enhance – Revitalize dull skin.
The Spa Dr.’s four step skin care line starts at 199.00 and can be purchased here: https://store.thespadr.com/collections/the-spa-dr-products
C ADVANCE Anti-Aging Intensive Serum has a revitalizing blend of Activated Silk, 10% vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, C Advance visibly smooths the look of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles for a more radiant, even-toned appearance. I’ve also been using this and I can see a difference with fine lines and dark spots after continuously using it. It costs $122.00 and can be purchased here: https://silktherapeutics.com/collections/all-products/products/c-advance.
SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Prime
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Bio Brightener Baked Powder By W3LL PEOPLE
Bio Brightener Baked Powder gives you a beautiful glow and it provides invisible coverage with a matte radiance that blurs imperfections and minimizes pores. Brush it on for a soft, luminous, healthy glow that imparts a flawless, no-makeup makeup look. The feather light texture feels weightless on skin and blends effortlessly. Magnolia Bark and Squalane enliven and nourish the complexion for long-term benefits. I use this every day and can’t do my daily makeup without it. It costs $24.99 and can be purchased at their stores or online here: https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/products/bio-brightener-baked-powder.
Super Stay 24 Color’s long-lasting liquid lipstick formula with Micro-Flex technology stays fresh through 200 bites, 120 sips, and countless kisses. Though not like the other lip stains by designers it holds up to the 24 hour promise. I have been using this lipstick for years and it never fails sometimes stays on longer than 24 hours. It cost $10.49 and can be purchased here https://www.maybelline.com/lip-makeup/lipstick/superstay-24-liquid-lipstick.
Barely Xtensions offers the ultra-seamless difference in hair extensions featuring a revolutionary Micro-Thin Skin Weft technology providing the smoothest application on the market allowing the extensions to lay flat to the head for a virtually undetectable finish. Made of 100% premium quality Remy human hair. They start around $165.00 and can be purchased here: http://www.barelyxtensions.com/.
Badelettes thigh bands prevent chafing and look like vintage lingerie. The no slip silicon will keep them in place so you can take your place in the fashion week hall of fame with no rubbing and no chafing no matter how many shows you try to pack in your schedule. It is $16.95 for a pair and can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/2MBxkLF.
Luvyle is a forerunner in the online fashion world and is known for offering impressive discounts on trendy women’s dresses and accessories. They have sexy dresses starting in the $20.00 like this Red Lace Dress with High-neck that is only $25.00! They are offering free shipping for orders over $59.00 and to shop their fashion line please visit https://www.luvyle.com.
We wish you good luck on your BIG date and hope these suggestions helped you prepare for it! Happy Valentine’s Day Hi-Tech Chic fans!
Source: Luvye, Barely Xtensions, Maybelline, Badelttes, MyChelle, Silk Therapeutics, W3LL People, beGlammed, The Spa Dr., Smashbox
We have put together a small list of sites where you can still get your holiday gifts in time for the 25th. They range in a variety of tastes and price to help you shop and budget for the holidays. Below are some last minute sites that are still shipping in time for the holiday.
Each month, you’ll receive a box jam-packed with over 300 LEGO® pieces as well as at least 5 unique Build Challenges and LEGO® Story to bring it all together. You’ll also find fun contests, Staff Picks from the previous month, and LEGO® games! There are six key features that you’ll find in every box! Hover over each image below to get a sneak peak of what’s inside! Important Note: If you join today, your first Challenge Box WILL arrive in time for Christmas! To shop or to learn more about the Lego Challenge box please visit: http://boosterbricks.com/join-the-club-bfl/?afmc=bfl.
Amazon has a variety of last minute deals that they are posting live. If you’re a prime member you also get faster shipping. To check out their last minute holiday gift deals please visit: https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=LMD18_GW_Desk_Dashboard_EN?node=11516390011&pf_rd_p=7454219f-3448-4cdc-bc9f-442f8b7ffd6b&pf_rd_r=PC2N0CF0NSNW2BCQ2DV8.
On the GiftNow site, you send a Holiday gift instantly via email, text or you can print it out. They get to choose their size and color (or exchange it) before it ships. This is perfect for someone that has picky taste. To shop their last-minute holiday gifts please visit: https://www.giftnow.com/.
Gift Tree has a variety of Holiday gift baskets from snacks to wine. They also have flowers and personalized gift options that will make it just in time for Christmas day. To shop their full holiday collection please click here.
Cloud 9 Living has over unique 2,000 indoor or outdoor experiences for every taste, budget, and style. All you do is enter your hometown or where you want to go and it brings up experience for that particular city. Take $15 Off Orders $199+ by using code: INSTANT15. Please visit https://www.cloud9living.com/ to shop through their experience.
Funky Chunky Hand-drizzled, gourmet popcorn packaged in a variety of tins, boxes, trays and packs. They offer free 2 day shipping for orders over 100.00. To check out their Holiday themed gifts please visit: https://funkychunky.com/collections/perfect-holiday-gifts.
All last minute purchases $40 and over will receive FREE priority shipping for delivery on or before December 24*. Order before December 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST and get Sock Fancy just in time to put under the tree. If you want to learn more or shop their collections please visit: https://sockfancy.com/.
We hope this helps you while you’re doing last minute shopping. Happy Holidays from all of us at Hi-Tech Chic!
Source: Amazon, BoosterBricks, Sock Fancy, Cloud 9 living, Gift Tree, Funky Chunky, GiftNow
Halloween is coming up and for those that celebrate we have 3 interesting DIY original costumes ideas by Sharon Stone, a fashion stylist and personal shopper from S2 The Style Agency. Instead of doing the sexy nurse or one of the Kardashians as a costume why not try for something more unique.
Sharon blends her knowledge of high fashion with a love for vintage and offbeat finds with three different DIY costumes which include Fashion Icon Iris Apfel, Fashion Icon Coco Chanel and a great couple’s costume of John Lennon and Yoko. Below are Sharon Stone’s Tips for the 3 DIY Halloween Costumes.
- Iris Apfel -Fashion Icon
- Her image is larger than life. Bold, Colorful, one of a kind. Iris is a fun costume idea for any fashionista who loves to play with layers, textures, baubles & style!
- Drama/Oversized/Bold/Statement: Excess is the key, so layers & layers of jewelry
- Jewelry Keywords: Chunky bead, Large plastic links, Statement, Tribal, Boho, African, Mardi Gras, Cuff Bracelet, Bangle Bracelet
- Great resources: Thrift Shops, Resale Boutiques, Amazon, Etsy, Party Store
- Large Round Glasses, Ethnic Boho jacket (quilted and oversized is great) & long skirt or wide leg pants
- Cropped Silver wig /Amazon, local wig store or Ebay
- Bright vibrant lipstick – drugstore
- If desired may carry a cane (thrift shop), wrap it in matching color duct tape from Michaels
- Coco Chanel , another fashion icon in the Fashion ” Hall of Fame” . Coco was renowned for her multitudes of pearls, her classic black elegant wardrobe, and a red lip.
- Vintage Clothing, or Vintage look; all black – local vintage boutiques or antique malls
- Cardigan or tweed jacket – designer resale or thrift store
- Oodles of pearls – Ebay, thrift shop or party store
- Cuff bracelets on both wrists from Resale, Ebay, or Thrift. Do the same with small pearl or button earrings
- Shoes should be Oxford Style, with or without a heel, and black tights.
- Cigarette as a prop
- John & Yoko, visually stunning all in white with their timeless message of peace & love. Fun idea for that free-spirited couple, and pretty cozy too!
- White Cotton pj’s & white cotton bathrobe can be found in Ebay & Amazon
- Wigs at wig shop & round glasses at Party /Costume Shop
- White bed sheet large enough to drape behind both
- Clever signs re: peace & love
These are some unique costume ideas from Sharon Stone and I doubt you would run into someone else with these costumes at your Halloween event. For more information Sharon Stone visit https://s2thestyleagency.com/.
Source: S2 The Style Agency, Sharon Stone
Fall Fashion depends on where you live, some may get a full fall with the change of seasons or you may live in a city where there may not be a transition from one season to another. Regardless of those who love the transition to fall fashion wherever you may be in the world, we compiled a list of products that may interest you. Below we have combined different women and men’s fall fashion pieces from accessories to apparel to beauty care that you can carry through the beginning of winter.
Doctor Lip Bang offers a variety of electric and nourishing chapsticks, lip tints and their newest ULTA exclusive, the Lip Freak Buzzing Lip Oil! Each one of their lip care items are packed full of the highest grade natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals or preservatives. Though this may be mostly for women but for men, especially that ski or outdoor sports, I would check their lip care system out. Their lip care item starts at $7.95 and can be purchased here: https://www.ulta.com/lip-freak-buzzing-lip-oil?productId=xlsImpprod19011105.
DeadSoxy: Fashionable Socks for Men, Women and Youth
DeadSoxy produces a high-quality stylish socks in a variety of colors and patterns designs for men, women and youth. Their socks are naturally antimicrobial, odor free, retain their shape, wick away moisture, do not shrink, do not fade, and offer a gentle compression.
DeadSoxy’s ComfortBlend Design spreads the elastic out flat to prevent the band from digging into the foot. They also have created the unisex fit that is invisible and guaranteed to stay on. Their socks start at $14.00 and to shop the men’s, womens’ and youth socks please visit: https://www.deadsoxy.com/.
The UnbelievaBrella™ Reverse Umbrella utilizes a unique reverse open and close system, the water stays away from you by funneling into the umbrella when it’s closed. With a rubber-coated C-shaped handle for hands-free use and steel and fiberglass construction. New for 2018: Black/Red and Black/Charcoal with the same grippy hands-free C handle! They retail for $20.00 and can be purchased here: https://shedrain.com/products/unbelievabrella-reverse-umbrella/.
Tenth Street Hats: New Fall Hats for Men and Women
This Fall Tenth Street Hats fashionable wide-brimmed and wool felt hats in black, deep blue’s, and burgundy are a great accessory for both men and women. Their men’s and women’s hats are handmade with the best materials, come in a variety of styles and colors plus start at $30.00. To check out their fall line at Tenth Street Hats for women please click here. To shop their fall line for men’s hats please click here.
Dazi: New Men’s Neck-Tie’s Collection
Dazi has on-trend designs that will keep you looking sharp and have a new collection for the fall to check out. Dazi ties come in a variety of styles and colors from a day at the office to a night out on the town. They retail for $28.00 and up and can be purchased here: https://www.daziusa.com/collections/new-releases.
Scarfy Chick: New Fall Handmade Scarfs
Scarfy Chick’s new Fall Collection features color palettes inspired by the various fall nature like the Redwood forest to hues of the soft gray reminiscent of morning fog or cascading waterfall. The fall collection offers sedate pastels of soft brown, ivory, gray, vibrant reds, greens, and blues of the Northwest. The collection offers handmade accessories on etsy and designed to complement woman’s existing wardrobe throughout the fall and winter season. Their fall scarfs start at $42.00 and for more information or to shop Scarfy Chick, visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/scarfychick.
Kut from the Kloth debuts jeans that feature innovative FAB AB technique for a flatter, slimmer, more comfortable fit. The newest fits just launched include the Diana relaxed fit skinny and the Mia slim fit skinny. They retail for $98.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.kutfromthekloth.com/fit/fab-ab.html.
Rebel Pink: Bold Women’s Fall Fashions Inspired by New York City
To add a little more color and sequin to your fall fashion besides the normal natural colors check out Rebel Pink that brings the city to your closet. Their latest fashion line is inspired by the graffiti & street art of New York. They offers bold fall styles like their Sequin Joggers, Sequin Jersey, Oversized long printed hoodies, and my favorite the Pearly Pink Hoodie Jacket. They have various fashions that will change up your fall waredrobe. Their products range from $30 for a crop tank top to $200.00 for the Pearly Pink Hoodie Jacket. To shop their product line please visit: https://rebelpink.com/shop/.
Whether you’re a women or a man skin care especially when changing seasons is crucial. Hanacure is an All-In-One Facial skin care treatment is designed to fight the most common skin concerns with innovative age-defying technology. It is created with equipped with CO2 OctoLift™ and removes impurities to make the skin look reinvigorated, more firm, lifted, smoother and evenly toned. It includes: 4 Lifting Serum ampoules at 1ml each, 4 Gelling packs at 6ml each, Brush, and 4 Single-use applications. It retails for $110.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.hanacure.com/products/the-all-in-one-facial-set.
Barely Xtensions: Instant Fall Hair Extensions
Fall usually brings in new haircuts or styles but what happens if you had a bad haircut or went too short. If this has happened to you-you may want to consider clip in hair extensions by Barely Xtensions while your hair grows out. Barely Xtensions offers instant length, various hair colors, and thickness and especially if the shortest layer of hair is about 6 inches long. The extensions retail for $164.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.sallybeauty.com/brands/barely-xtensions/. To learn more about Barely Xtensions please visit: http://www.barelyxtensions.com/.
There were so many new high-end fashions from New York Fashion week (not listed) that you can check out here: http://nyfw.com/.
We are hoping to get samples of the above to review and feature so please keep checking back. We are also starting our annual Holiday Guides. If you would like your product featured please email us at email@example.com.
Tax free weekend is in a couple days and if you’re needing to do some back to school shopping this weekend is the time! For this back to school season we decided to split the guide into two different editions; College and Grade School. We have already published our “College Edition” back to school guide yesterday and here is our “Grade School Edition” guide to help you with you all with back to school shopping!
Halo Baby headbands are very comfortable, light in weight and made from the same buttery-soft fabric as the signature and solid halos from Urban Halo. Each headband comes with a very cute detachable flower that can be worn on its own and the headbands come in three sizes. These are great for girls in pre-school and elementary school! The flowers are $10.00 for a three pack and $15.00 for the headbands including the flower. They can be purchased here: https://www.urbanhalo.com/product-category/halo-baby/. They also have halo headbands for men and women as well starting at $15.00 as well with a variety of colors and sizes. To check out their adult line please visit: https://www.urbanhalo.com/product-category/signature-headbands/.
Little Goodall fashion line features trendy clothing for boy’s and girls from the size of 2T to size 9. Their line consists of clothing including dresses, skirts, coats, shorts sets, shirts and accessories. This Austin based company’s clothing line is affordable and they have a sale area on their site where I found a girls dress for only $28.00. To shop their site for boy and girl fashion please visit: www.littlegoodall.com.
Feltman Brothers’ classic heirloom fashions features quality fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail for babies and toddlers. Feltman Brothers’ vintage-style clothing is classic and affordable like the Sailor Dress (last one of the picture, goes for only $62.00! These outfits would be awesome for the first day of pre-school for boys and girls as their sizes are from baby till size 4T. To check out their collection please visit: www.feltmanbrothers.com.
The Döse Multi-purpose Stackable Containers are an easy, hassle-free, and mess-free way for kids to bring along juice, trail mix, and other snacks to school. They are easy to sterilize and clean in the dishwasher and free of BPA, Phthalate and PVC. It is stackable, interchangeable, and compact enough to fit anywhere. Döse features three compartments with a large storage capacity of 4oz, a protective cap with a flexible silicone handle, and a funnel cap for easy pouring. Retails for 9.99 at bbluvgroup.com.
The BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat weighs less than one pound, inflates in seconds and fits into a child’s backpack. BubbleBum also includes belt positioning clips in place of arm rests, so it’s possible to fit three boosters across the back seat of a car, minivan, or SUV. BubbleBum was also announced the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) “Best Bet” in their booster seat evaluation report, where they’ve branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety! BubbleBum helps ensure that EVERY child has a safe booster seat on EVERY ride. Retails $29.99 at bubblebum.co/us/.
Experience Real History™ has interactive AR products that give users the power to visit the Alamo as it was in 1836 through an unparalleled union of historical scholarship and technology, the perfect learning history tool for the kids! The new Experience Real History: Alamo Edition offerings include:
- 3 Card Collector’s Random Card Pack – Includes 3 AR experiences
- Collector’s Reality Card Set – Includes 7 AR experiences
- Limited Edition Augmented Reality Mini-Board and Card Set – Includes 11 AR experiences
- 3D Augmented Reality Board Set – Includes 17 AR Experiences
Prices range from $8.99 – $34.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=experience+real+history+Alamo
Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope: A must have for the student in a lab coat. The Plugable Digital USB Microscope lends to efficient observations and can enhance projects with clear images and videos of microscopic cells and samples. The microscope features a 0x-250x magnification range, 4 dimmable LEDS for lighting, and a USB 2.0 interface with a 4 ft cable. They retail for $49.99 and be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/PLUGABLE-MICROSCOPE-FLEXIBLE-OBSERVATION-MAGNIFICATION/DP/B00XNYXQHE.
the BuddyPhones WAVE headphones are waterproof, has a range of 30 feet wirelessly, over 20 hours of battery life and features four distinct SafeAudio listening modes. They come in pink, blue, green and orange, perfect for boys or girls. They retail for $79.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.buddyphones.com/products/buddyphones-wave.
T-Goal is a smart wearable sensor that collects your in-game soccer data, allowing you to adjust and plan your training. The T-Goal sensor is small in size which allows players to wear it during training or in-game. T-Goal can track several metrics through it’s dashboard by connecting to the T-Goal app and go out and play. T-Goal has a Kickstarter campaign and their early bird pledge special is $ 105.00 and includes; 1 T-Goal sensor, 1 wrist strap, 1 calf sleeve and 1 compression shirt (Retail is $150 USD, 47% Off). If you would like to purchase a T-Goal please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/t-goal/t-goal-modern-soccer-data-tracking-wearable?ref=creator_nav.
The Tracer Locator uses cellular network technology to keep tabs on people, pets and assets without dependency on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi communications. The outer surface is extremely durable and water resistant. It is capable of two-way voice communication and location tracking anywhere in the world. The battery lasts up to 1 year. It doesn’t ship till September and retails for $119.00. To pre-order please visit: https://www.databytesinc.com/product-page/tracer.
We wish you all good luck in the new school year and keep checking back on Hi-Tech Chic for new product reviews and our annual holiday gift guides.
Source: Tracer Locater, Urban Halo, T-Goal, Plugable, Experience Real History, Bubble Bum, Dose, Feltman Brothers, Little Goodall, Wave
It’s back to school season and with tax free weekend coming up it’s time to start shopping for the new school year. Just like previous years we have put together a back to school guide to help you with your shopping woes. Our college edition guide will consist of a range of products for your dorm room, campus fashion and functional items you need to survive university life. Below are our findings for Back to School 2018:
#AskMe Tees™ are designed to help tackle the awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time in a light-hearted way. Each t-shirt topic is meant to be a conversation starter. You pick topics of interest, understanding that your t-shirt is an open invitation to talk. This is perfect for college orientation! The retail at $25.00 and you can purchase them here: https://askmetees.com/pages/collections.
hipsi is a body slimming flat belt that hides behind your tightest t’s and no flap to get in the way. The adjustable elastic belt works with all the pants in your closet. You can mix and match strap colors and buckles to complement your outfits which makes it the perfect multifunctional belt for college. The belt with buckle retails for $50.00 and can be purchased here: https://hipsi.com.
The Origamei Dress is a wrinkle-resistant foldable dress which doubles as a small clutch, perfect for college life on the go. They come in a variety of colors and styles to choose from. Origamei launched their Kickstarter Campaign and available to pre-order on Kickstarter, starting at $48 (40% off retail) for a limited time, at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/origamei/origamei-the-foldable-dress-for-the-minimal-travel?ref=pr.go2.fund&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pr.go2.fund.
Comfort Touch Scarves combines knitting and heating technology designed to keep people warm. Comfort Touch’s flagship product, a line of scarves, are scheduled to be available fall, 2018. Made with premium natural wool, the scarves are knitted with a small, safe, and strong heating wire that is powered by a small low-voltage rechargeable battery. Scarves retail for $169.00 and can be pre-ordered here: www.inlabdesign.com.
Showaflops flip flops are designed to be worn in community shower which is perfect for dorm life! The cushioned soles feature the same drainage holes and soles as their flip flops collectkions. Showaflops retail between $24.00 – $34.00 and can be purchased here: http://showaflops.com/flop-shop/.
Bend & Hook Hangers keeps your small closet organized while also keeping your clothes wrinkle free. The Perfect Hanger from Bend & Hook can hold up to 20 lbs and eliminates the shoulder bumps that normal hangers leave! It is $49.99 for a 24 Pack and can be purchased here: https://bendandhook.com/.
CleverMade LaundryCaddy holds up to 55 lbs of laundry which is about 2 loads of laundry. It opens and closes in an instant due to the built-in patented SnapHinge. It retails for $24.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.clevermade.com/products/snapbasket-laundrycaddy-collapsible-tote-carries-up-to-30-lbs?variant=28340020865.
Lorena Canals’ functional and trendy organizational basket that double as a decoration is perfect for your new dorm room or apartment. Made with all natural materials and free of any chemicals and environmental hazards, these baskets solve the problem of not having enough decorative storage space. They are perfect for organizing books, arts and craft supplies, chargers, and more. They retail for $49.00 and up at lorenacanals.us/.
The UnbelievaBrella™ Reverse Umbrella utilizes a unique reverse open and close system, the water stays away from you by funneling into the umbrella when it’s closed.
With a rubber-coated C-shaped handle for hands-free use and steel and fiberglass construction. New for 2018: Black/Red and Black/Charcoal with the same grippy hands-free C handle! They retail for $20.00 and can be purchased here: https://shedrain.com/products/unbelievabrella-reverse-umbrella/.
Bluetooth Headset: The Plugable Bluetooth Headset is ideal for the student on the move. Keeping in touch with family and staying fit can be a challenge for students away at college; the Bluetooth Headset makes it easier to have a chat with friends and family, or play their favorite tunes while walking across campus. The headset can be paired with smart phones, tablets, music players and boasts 5 audio equalization presets, dynamic bass boost, passive noise cancelling, and HD voice for calls it retails for $29.99.
Katana Safety is transforming personal safety with a multi-level security system that fits on the back of your smartphone. Stepping in where traditional solutions like pepper spray fall short, the portable tech tool combines a lightweight shield with a built-in alarm, a mobile app with a GPS-enabled locator, a messaging center and a 24/7 response center which contacts local authorities when prompted. The KATANA APP lets you manage your Katana Circle, share your location when necessary, and manage alerts. It retails for $99.00 and can be purchased here: https://invite.katanasafety.com/v1/.
Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery: The Plugable USB-C docking station allows students to utilize multiple devices and an extra display for big projects through one single USB-C. The docking station includes 5-USB ports, so tech savvy students can connect their favorite externals and charge all their devices at once. The Plugable USB-C Docking station features one HDMI output, one USB-C port with power delivery, one gigabit ethernet, headphone, and microphone ports. It retails for $179.99 and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-rSpecific-Chromebook-Thunderbolt-Supported/dp/B076HXWR9M/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1531945426&sr=8-16&keywords=plugable+docking+station.
We hope this guide helped you all find something great to start off the school year and good luck to all those heading back to school in the fall!
Source: Plugable, Origamei, Katana, hipsi, CleverMade, UnbelievaBrella™, Bend and Hook, Comfort Touch, Lorena Canals’, Showaflop, #ASKMe
July is the busiest month for moving and with so many apps and companies out there how do you know which one to choose? Our suggestion is to choose a few competing real estate apps most popular within your region. We choose to try out the Zillow®, Trulia®, Realtor.com® and Redfin apps since I am in the market to buy a new home. Our goals was to see which first, had the most properties listed for sale in the search area and also which had the most intuitive search platform for an app. Below is a brief description of each:
- Zillow®, the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. Home search engine includes: Buying, Renting, Selling
- Trulia® helps buyers and renters find a place where they will love to live. With insights sourced straight from locals and over 34 neighborhood map overlays like crime and schools. Home search engine includes: Buying and Renting
- Realtor.com®is the resource for home buyers and sellers offering the comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help clients find or sell their home. Home search engine includes: Buying, Renting, Selling.
- Redfin was one of the first map-based real estate search engines launched. They hire their own agents to help clients buy and sell the right home, at the right price. Home search engine includes: Buying & Selling.
After downloading Zillow®, Trulia®, Realtor.com® and Redfin apps I signed into all four using my Facebook account which made signing in a breeze. Each app after you sign in goes directly to the search page where you enter your desired neighborhood or area and filter options. Each app has these same filters and search options regardless if it’s selling or renting when searching for a home.
Type of Property
- Price Range
- Property Size
- Home Type
- Year Built
- Property Status*
- Mortgage or Payment Calculators
- HOA Fees
- Parking/ Gargage
- *The property status can include if it’s pending, just sold or new construction of its foreclosed but that information depends on each property. Once you click on an individual property you will get more detailed information, each property is different.
Below is a small break down of the other features that the different apps have.
|APPs||School Info||Days on Market||Price Reductions||Open House||3D Tours|
If the filter option is not your cup of tea Zillow®, Trulia®, Realtor.com® and Redfin apps all have the draw options where you can highlight the area you want with your finger. I thought this feature was awesome since my personal home search isn’t just one zip code, it’s the one next to it as well.
On my search for my future home I started with Zillow first before thinking I would be using all four in my search for the perfect home in my area. I loved the mapping, the “Zestimate”, and their property payment history. I found a property that had drastically gone down in a year that was amazing though not for me. I went on several open houses and also drove by the properties but wanted more options so I downloaded the Realtor.com app.
I thought the Realtor.com app would have the same listing but I was incorrect. It had separate listings within my area I had never seen on Zillow. It also had as part of the map the option to make it 3D, map crime and points of interests. Though they had some listings I was curious for more options.
I downloaded the Redfin app using the same filters on their search mapping system. Unlike the other two Redfin they had the “satellite” option for their maps which was an interesting way to look over your future neighborhood. My last stop was Trulia which had similar listings than Zillow so I ended my home buying app downloading party for now. I am still searching for my perfect new home in Austin and will continue to use these apps until I find it!
Since I am not looking into selling a home I can’t give you a review on that portion of their app. Zillow®, Realtor.com® and Redfin apps are the ones you can look into if selling a home as Trulia does not offer that service. I would check with all Zillow®, Trulia®, Realtor.com® and Redfin apps for further information and for updates to their apps. We all know updates for apps are inevitable and may further your home searching needs. Happy home hunting, selling and buying this summer!
Even though July 4th has past the last day of summer is September 21st so there is still time to purchase summer style pieces or pool and lake accessories. This year we have combined different price points for swimwear and accessories for the beach or pool. We also included some men’s and kids summer must-haves as well! Below is our 2018 list of Summer Must Haves to keep you stylish and beach or pool ready!
Summer Apparel, Swimwear & Cover-Ups
Lucky Brand Swimwear for Men and Women: (M: $59.00 & Up/ W: $78.00 & Up) When you think of Lucky Brand you think of denim but this season they have some great swimwear for men and women. They also have great kimonos and cover-ups decently priced. To shop Lucky Brand women collection click here. For Men’s swimwear collection click here. To shop Luck Jeans, in general, please visit: https://www.luckybrand.com/.
IBKUL Men’s and Women’s Summer Apparel: ( $60.00 – $125.00) IBKUL Men’s and Women’s Apparel features patented iceFil technology that makes all of IBKUL’s pieces keep the body up to 5 degrees cooler, perfect for the summer. Their appearal has suncare breakthrough UPF 30 protection and comes in a range of florals, dots, stripes, and pastel prints. They have some new patterns for summer as well to check out on their site. IBKUL men’s and women’s pieces are available online, at Dillard’s departments stores, and specialty boutiques/pro shops in your area.
Gottex’s Swimwear Apparel: ($108.00 & Up) Gottex’s body-contouring swimwear collection uses bonding technology to create suits that mold perfectly to the body for an au naturel silhouette. The Diamond in the Rough Red Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit is a great fit and decently priced at $108.00. To purchase their swimwear or to check out their other collections please visit: https://www.gottex-swimwear.com/.
NAYALI’s Bells Beach One Piece Swimsuit: ($145.00) The Bells Beach is a one-piece swimsuit with a low back suit that offers tons of support plus can be worn as a bodysuit as well. The Bells Beach swimsuit features supportive & adjustable straps, body contouring lines & details, medium curved coverage on seat to flatter, and removable bra pads shield. The NAYALI full collection focuses on premium active, swim, and athleisure for fit women who are D-Cup & Up. internal shelf bra that actually fits & lifts. Their site is located here: https://nayali.la/collections/all/1pc.
Strait Swim Swimwear: ($180.00 – $190) With the Strait Swim collection you can choose from high-waisted cheeky bottoms or a full coverage bottom piece. All prints are actually hand drawn with watercolor by a local Australian artist and each print is sold with a story of the Torres Strait islands which inspired each individual print. Though on the high price end THE MURRAY one piece has a great silhouette and can be worn as a bodysuit as well. To shop their collection please visit: https://straitswim.com/our-swimwear/.
Beach & Pool Must-Haves
Swimsuit Travel Bags: ($19.99) BandaBeau’s waterproof and antimicrobial swimsuit bags have a water-absorbent exterior made from the same fast-drying swimsuit fabric and comes in a variety of coordinating beach-inspired prints. The travel bag is designed to tote soggy swimsuits, wet flip flops or sweaty gym clothes, and it also doubles as a beach pillow when filled with a tee, tank, sarong, etc. Includes a convenient drawstring wrist strap and can be purchased here: https://bandabeau.com/collections/swimsuit-travel-bags.
The Wickelfisch bag allows you to store your beach towel, keys, dry clothes and more. Wickelfisch USA is available in two sizes, in a variety of vibrant colors and customizable for names, logos or any design. To shop their collection please visit: https://wickelfischusa.com/collections/all.
Towel Tamers: ($29.99) The bandeau bikini-inspired towel band wraps around the top of a lounge chair to keep wind-blown beach towels in place – it’s fully adjustable and made from a stretchable, swimsuit fabric, and comes in a variety of vibrant prints to ensure one’s beach chair stands out in a crowd and saves your seat at a crowded pool. It also has a hidden zippered pocket and compact enough to store in a beach bag. They can be purchased here: https://bandabeau.com/collections/towel-tamers.
Lounge Chair Towel Cover: ($59.99) BandaBeau’s lounge chair-length beach towel features a plush 100% cotton top and an absorbent base for drying off post-swim. The Lounge Chair Towel Cover is double sided beauty that’s 90” inches long and can be purchased here: https://bandabeau.com/collections/lounge-chair-towels.
Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag: ($89.00- $119.00) The Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag’s cotton toweling has a waterproof nylon backing so you can jump straight on the bean bag while at the beach or pool. It has a waterproof and sandproof underside so sand will just slide right off. Large enough for two, or available in a junior size for the kids. It’s perfect for the entire family! To shop their beach towel bean bag’s click here.
RinseKit Portable Outdoor Shower: ($99.00) Though, the RinseKit Portable Outdoor Shower isn’t really a “must have” it should be for men and women alike along with parents because no one likes sand getting in your car or home. It holds 2-3 gallons of warm or cold water, pressurized Spray for 4-9 minutes, and no pumping or batteries needed. Please click here for more information or to purchase.
We hope you all have a Happy National Pool Day tomorrow and a fabulous summer!
Summer is in full swing and July 4th is just around the corner which means there may be a summer party in your near future. Fashion-wise there is always a struggle to look fabulous in the heat especially if you live in a city with over 100-degree weather. We gathered a few fashion pieces that can help you look amazing throughout the summer listed below.
The Oversize Denim Boyfriend Jacket (Alaska Wash) is perfect for those cool summer nights on the beach, park or lake. This 100% cotton silhouette denim jacket retails for $69.00 and a summer 2018 fashion must have. We also received a sample of their Flounce Hem Mini Skirt (Carter Wash) and Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny (Floresta Wash) to review. The Flounce Hem Mini Skirt (Carter Wash) retails for $55.00 and currently on sale for $36.85. The Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny (Floresta Wash) retails for $59.00. To shop their denim collection please visit:
Sonnet James designs durable, machine-washable dresses for mothers who want to be playful with their kids and feel beautiful. Crafted out of four-way stretch modal-spandex, the dresses have flattering lines and instead of dry-clean-only silk-chiffon, lace or wool-crepe, Sonnet James dresses are made from soft, stretchy, durable, and easily washable