Saturday, March 30, 2013

OMG! I WANT THIS!

        Can you say- Genius Invention?!!!....introducing the AIR UMBRELLA.


This futuristic umbrella concept uses Dyson air tech to repel rain creating an "air dome" deflecting rain overhead.........See the video-All I know is I gotta have one.!!
Currently prototypes are being tested and this product is not available to the public yet, but as your retail therapy "Shopping Expert"- you heard it here first :))

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tricks of the Trade


Question:  Have you ever wondered how the Dancing With the Stars cast keeps their hair perfectly coiffed and curled after hours of a live show, performing an all-out dance routine, to still looking fab at the judging table?
    Answer:  White Sands Hairspray



Russell Latham
Hollywood,   CA
ABC’s hit Dancing with the Stars is all about glitz, glamour, and oh so gorgeous hair. Traveling across 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada, the Dancing with the Stars Tour proved no different with cascading curls and super star shine ruling the dance floor. As an action packed 2 and ½ hour live stage performance, Hair Department Head Russell Latham and Hairstylist Robert Wilson needed products with incredible staying power and style memory.
                                                      HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Doctors Wife

One advantage to having a husband as a plastic surgeon would be to having the fountain of youth right at your finger tips.  Joanne Laverson, wife of well known San Diego Plastic Surgeon, decided to make great skincare available to the masses.  Coming up with the line THE DOCTORS WIFE which consists of simple and effective products complete with glowing results.

Check out her website by clicking on the starter "MUST HAVES" from the line.  Warning- A little goes a long way, especially with the CREME DE MENTHE micro-exfoliator which in my opinion, used over time is just as effective as a trip to the dermatologist for micro-derm.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

A New Launch from....

Vaseline!  I know....gotta be honest, when I think of Vaseline, I think of the old school tub of petroleum jelly, but this is very, very cool. VASELINE SPRAY & GO MOISTURIZER.             
                                             

I'm adding this one in my "affordable must have" category.  It is the easiest application for a moisturizer that I've ever used -much like a continual sunscreen spray, which by the way, Vaseline if you're reading this....that is your next step.  It's non-greasy but leaves a pretty sheen on the skin and the best part?  Only $8 bucks :))

                          HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

S'WELL

In a world where new causes for cancer crop up wherever we turn, including drinking out of plastic water bottles, this is a S'WELL invention~
Introducing S'WELL.  A BPA free, stainless steel, adorably packaged, fashionable drink accessory -This insulated bottle keeps your cold liquids icy for up to 24 hours and hot liquids steamy for up to 12!  HOURS- yes thats correct! :)))  With a variety of colors and styles to choose from starting at only $35 this product is a sleek new way to show how S'well you are~



                           
                


                  HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

AFFORDABLE SPRING SPLURGES YOU DESERVE

When I choose a product its not always about purchasing the most expensive brands -
For example....I LOVE a great body wash that smells great, lathers well and energizes me in the morning.  ST. IVES launched its new Revitalizing Pear & Soy Body Wash and it encompasses all that and more. In one word-DELICIOUS!

Verdict??  GOTTA HAVE IT.....

Happy Shopping!!   Happy Showering!!  Happy Shopping!!



Thursday, March 7, 2013

THIS IS THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING

fROM THE CASSANDRA REPORT-
SHOPPING MADE EVEN MORE EASY AND LESS TIME INTENSIVE....INTRODUCING "dIGITAL MANNEQUINS" WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO PROJECT HOW YOU LOOK IN THE CLOTHES WITHOUT HAVING TO TRY THEM ON!!!
As online shopping surges, retailers are searching for inventive ways to lure customers away from the computer and into their stores. To enhance the shopping experience and create engaging spaces, among the innovations that businesses are employing are digital mannequins to gather customer information and improve the way patrons interact with their products.
teamLabHanger: When shopping in a rush, having to spend time in a dressing room can feel like an unreasonable annoyance. Japanese apparel store VANQUISH has integrated teamLabHanger digital mannequins into its ikebukuro Parco shop to give customers an instant visual of how clothing looks on their bodies. Each clothes hanger is equipped with a unique ID. When a hanger is removed from a garment rack, the teamLabHanger system identifies the item and displays a video or photo of a model wearing the selected piece on a nearby monitor. When the hanger is placed back on the rack, the display switches off automatically.
MarionetteBot: Japanese retailer United Arrows created a Kinect hack that pairs Microsoft’s motion-tracking camera with mannequins. Called MarionetteBots, two window display figures (one male, one female) dressed in United Arrows clothing mimic the poses and movements of passersby. The mannequins, which have 16 wires strategically attached to their bodies, are controlled by motors and linked to a Kinect system that synchronizes the poses. Onlookers can change positions to see how the clothes move on the body, affording them a multidimensional view of the fashions. While gimmicky, the technology may pique shoppers’ curiosity enough to come inside.
EyeSee: Retailers are incorporating Italian mannequin maker Almax spA‘s EyeSee model into their window displays and store presentations to gather intelligence on their customers. The life-sized mannequins are embedded with eye-level cameras that feed shopper data (age, gender, race and length of time spent looking at the outfit) to facial recognition software. Stores can then use the information to develop targeted marketing strategies or to determine which departments require additional sales associates due to high traffic. For those concerned with privacy, the company assures that the EyeSee saves just demographics information, and not the images it collects.
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Tell me what you think of this new "Minority Report" futuristic way to shop......
                        Happy Shopping!!  .......    Happy Shopping!! .........    Happy Shopping!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE

When it comes to working out that is.....IOBELLA fitness in Santa Monica has developed a body shaping spa exclusively for women that has a futuristic twist.   The workout takes place in a 98 degree exercise Pod which helps maximize fat and calorie burning and speeds up your metabolism due to working out in an environment that matches your body temperature. With the instruction from your personal trainer, this workout is a KILLER and I say that in a good way. :))
Check out my video snippets taken on my camera phone as a demonstration to get a better idea.
Currently the IOBELLA method is only offered in L.A. and Buenos Aires, however owner/founder Roxana Lissa is open to the idea of a franchise -any takers in Dallas??

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After your personal workout, relax in IOBELLA's special Oxygen O3 Lounge nourishing your body with "triple oxygen"to improve the skin's hydration, appearance and tone.  It eliminates toxins and improves the appearance of cellulite, not to mention the soothing cucumber chilled eye mask and spa music filled headphones are the perfect way to end your visit feeling renewed and recharged.