“There’s an app for that.” It’s a phrase we hear just about every day. And, well, it’s kind of true; there’s seemingly an app for everything from haircuts to drug paraphernalia delivery. It got us wondering: What shopping apps are out there? Answer: a ton. So we did a little sleuthing to find out the best and most worthwhile (no one wants a battery-sucker) apps out there. Whether you’re finally ready to find the right bra size, or you’re looking to sell the loot from your spring cleaning sesh, as much as we hate to say it … yes, there’s an app for that.
We love anniversaries, particularly ones complemented by sweet perks. This morning, celebrate Nicole Miller’s 20th anniversary with an exclusive gift with purchase for the first 20 shoppers. Plus, we got word that there will be a variety of gifts to be had (read: super-exclusive). The Bellevue location just opened at 10am, and the Manayunk location (at 4249 Main Street) opens at 11am. So if you’re looking to score some swag, get moving, Shoppists! And here’s to many more anniversaries, Nicole Miller.
Don’t get us wrong, we at Shoppist love DIYs (see: here, here, and here), but some of them we see floating around Pinterest, are just really, well, bad (also, weird and nonsensical). There are just things that don’t need to be made wearable (read: utensils). Think of it like this: With all the amazing make-it-yourself tutorials out there, why waste your time repurposing curtain tassels and weaving seatbelts together? And if you still have a hankering for some safety-pin fashion, just step away from the seed beads. Please, for all our sake.
Shoppists, I’m here to introduce you to labia makeup. Haven’t heard of it yet? The makeup—which has been around for some time but has just gotten more buzz of late—was created by My New Pink Button and it’s designed to “restore the youthful pink color back to your labia.” To think, here we were fretting about gray hairs when we really should have been worried about the color of our labias! In any case, the stain comes in four shades, each with sassy names weirdly reminiscent of your grandmother (think: “Bettie” and “Marilyn”, which is described as “good for beginners”). The Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, a mixing dish, labia colorant dye and an instructional guide. This is good: You don’t want to mess around down there, ladies.
The whole ‘labia makeup’ thing originally struck me as unnecessary, but as someone who’s read about women putting blush on their nipples to increase pink-ness (don’t ask), I started to think that maybe My New Pink Button was on to something. After all, vajazzling took over the world. Perhaps the beauty industry’s just been spending too much time thinking above the belt. So I ventured below it to sleuth out other questionable nether-region beauty treatments. The first thing I noticed? It seems Philly is a hotspot for vaginal beauty treatments. (Who knew?)
When we first heard about the Philly company turning out wooden watches, we were worried the timepieces would be a distant cousin to this accessory, or worse, fall into this category. The verdict? They’re actually pretty amazing.
Philadelphia-based Analog Watch Co. has designed a series of minimalist, eco-friendly wooden watches that pack a serious aesthetic punch. The watches come in teak, blackwood, bamboo, maple and a variety of other woods—and, yes, the wooden strap is flexbible. If you don’t want a full-wood variety, opt for one with a wooden face and leather strap, like the Leather & Blackwood iteration from the Carpenter Collection.
Analog Watch Co. has partnered with Trees for the Future, a nonprofit that ensures a portion of profits from each watch sold will result in the planting of a tree. Plus, the watches are 80 percent biodegradable. Get yours for $119.99 during the presale here.
When giant ballerina buns were trending last year, I poured over Youtube videos and picture tutorials trying to emulate the look. And you know what? They were super helpful. Tube sock in hand, I coaxed my hair into a huge bun worthy of Audrey Hepburn. So with that in mind, I scoured the internet for hairstyling tutorials with step-by-step directions to amp up your everyday look. Leave your boring ponytail at the door.
After the huge success of Tory Burch’s signature pinky-nude lip that debuted earlier this year, the Valley Forge-born designer has taken the plunge into a full lip color collection. The line—which debuts will consist of 12 shades (like this tomato color!), each formulated to deliver a sheer yet vibrant wash with a weightless finish. They’re also subtly scented with the Tory Burch fragrance (think: cassis, grapefruit, and mandarin). Plus, can we talk about the case? The gold and orange fretwork is enough to warrant a permanent spot on our vanities. The lipsticks cost $32 each; starting in March, you’ll be able to get your hands on the collection at select Nordstrom stores, at the Tory Burch boutique at KOP, and Toryburch.com. Pucker up.
You need to see this: it’s a comprehensive round-up of every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners, down to the winners who didn’t accept their awards. If you’re an award show aficionada like me, you’ll appreciate this. And if not, well, admire the research that went into compiling this.
Maybe it was the 72-hour stint of warm weather last week, but we here at Shoppist are ready for a little spring-cleaning. Each day this week, we’ll be compiling the best ways to organize your life. Trust us: Imagine how good it will feel to spring clean, before spring. Collective sigh of relief, everyone.
Maybe the trickiest of organization foes: accessories. Unlike jewelry or shoes, there’s no “standard” accessory size so you’re stuck finding a place for everything from sunglasses to umbrellas to weekender bags. It’s tough. So with that in mind, I set out to find the chicest and most innovative ways to store all your accessories. You’ll never find a rogue scarf at the bottom of your closet again!
We at Shoppist HQ are positively gushing over local illustrator and designer Melissa Noucas’s stationery collaboration with Nicole Miller. Using NM’s fall ’14 collection as inspiration, Noucas used watercolor and gouache to paint the leather, studded and feather-bedecked runway looks.
The best part? You can download your own set of notecards for free. Just print files on an 8.5 x 11 inch cover weight card stock and cut along the lines. Cards fit in an A6 envelope.
Now, go grab a fountain pen, stat.