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Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Great Eyewear This Holiday Season

For some reason, there’s a misconception that you’re only supposed to wear sunglasses during the summer; as if the sun doesn’t shine during the other three seasons. We all know it does plus the winter season also bring sun glare. Because the sun doesn’t rise quite as high as it does in the summer, the low winter sun can cause glare when driving or walking. Indoors, we stare at computer and phone screens all day, causing eye strain. In other words, there’s always a need to protect your eyes year’ round. Just because we’re heading into the winter season, doesn’t mean we should stop wearing protective eyewear. Aside from their obvious cool factor and variety of frames for men and women, these great eyewear brands feature many attributes that help protect your eyes.

Give the Gift of Great Eyewear This Holiday Season

Whether you’re looking for regular sun protection, stylish frames, blue light blockers, or color blindness correction, these eyewear brands should be your first and perhaps only stop. We’re featuring favorite sunnies from JORD, Eagle Eyes, Enchroma, and Pixel Eyewear.

JORD EYEWEAR

JORD SUNGLASSES

We love JORD for many stylish reasons. First the incorporation of real wood into their products (they have gorgeous wood watches); a great example of this is their round-framed Louie Sunglasses which boasts finished African Padauk. These must-haves features ultra-light polarized lenses, a reinforced nickel, and copper alloy frame, flex spring hinges for improved comfort and reduction in breakability, and wood from Central and Tropical West Africa. The round-framed Louie Sunglasses feature polarized lenses; a high impact, and water-resistant, thermal plastic frame made from natural cotton linter and wood pulp, reinforced with a beta titanium alloy. These modern and feminine take on the classic aviators boasts walnut wood from Eastern Europe. The best part, JORD has a huge holiday sale going on right now, so both of these are available for less than the usual retail.

EAGLE EYE SUNGLASSES

EAGLE EYES SUNGLASSES

As our daily lives continue to be completely overrun with computer and smartphone screens, our exposure to harmful blue light increases. Eagle Eyes Eyewear is helping to combat that issue with its cutting-edge range of sunglasses that uses NASA-certified technology. They offer a wide variety of men’s and women’s sunglasses, low light, night, and computer eyewear. Eagle Eye’s TriLenium® Polarized Sunglasses protect your eyes, blocking blue light and 99.9% of harmful solar radiation. Get ready to say goodbye to eye strain and eye fatigue. We love the cool oversized styles like the Astin and Carina sunglasses. But there’s plenty of options available like rimless, foldable, aviator, active, etc.

PIXEL EYEWEAR

Pixel Computer Glasses

Continuing the Computer eyewear category, we present Pixel Eyewear, the clearest computer glasses engineered to protect your eyes from blue light. Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95% at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Its lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduces smudges and repels water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing the stress on your eyes. Along with clear computer glasses, Pixel also offers premium polarized sunglasses, and a range of stronger Amber-hued glasses, which filter more blue light. The amber glasses are designed for heavy-users, gamers, and night shift workers.

ENCHROMA EYEWEAR

Color Blindness Correction Sunglasses

Last but certainly not least, we’ve all seen and cried along with the videos for this brand. People who have gone their entire lives being color blind, finally see the world as colorfully as we do every day. Although it’s difficult to imagine, seeing the grey world “lit up” in color is a gift many thought they’d never experience until Enchroma Sunglasses. Whether you’re looking for indoor (mild, moderate Protan color blindness) or outdoor (most types of color blindness) color blindness correction glasses, all Enchroma eyewear is 100% UV Protection and Rx compatible. This holiday season, you can save $50 off classic wayfarer styles like the Ellis, aviators like the Atlas, and square frames like the Grant. Along with color correction, all the Enchroma eyewear block 100% of the UVA and UVB radiation components in sunlight.

If you’re looking to step away from the typical boring girt, why not give the gift of great eyewear from one of these amazing brands. We’re positive you’ll have a very happy recipient this holiday season.

Armitron Moms Time Out: Give Gift of Time this Mother’s Day

There are moments when all moms need, is time; time to do all the things she has to do, time to spend with her loved ones, and of course time for herself to relax. Since we don’t have to power to alter or influence time, we can gift mom the next best thing, the gift of stylish timepieces for Mother’s Day. We had the pleasure of attending the Armitron Moms Time Out event with Vera Sweeney, Audrey McClelland, and Actress/Author, Jenna von Oÿ (best known for playing Six LeMeure on NBC’s Blossom), who showcased her latest “Situation Momedy” book. The event celebrated the time moms give to their families (many not taking time for themselves) and the wonderful Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection.

Check out a video of Jenna speaking with hosts, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland, at the Armitron Moms Time Out event about being a mom, her book, etc:

The Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection highlighted several must-have styles and fashionable watch trends to look out for  Spring 2017 including:

Blush and Rose Gold

Perfect for spring, this color has been all over the runways for this season. With rose-gold hardware and blush-colored straps, these watches are easy to pair with any spring outfit.

Mesh Straps and Luggage-Colored Leather Strap Watches

Metal, mesh straps are growing in popularity in men’s and women’s watches in gold, silver, rose-gold and even black. Easy to dress down, leather strap watches are comfortable and easy to pair with casual attire or spring dresses.

Gold Hardware with Silver Watch Hands & Numbers

More and more watch designers are mixing metals, with gold-framed faces and silver hands and markers. This two-toned look pairs seamlessly with all types of accessories.

Simple, Large Faces

The boyfriend look has been in with clothing for a while, and now larger, simpler watch faces are becoming popular for women’s styles, too.

This Mother’s Day, why not dazzle your mom, wife, sister, aunt, and other special mothers in your life with one of Armitron’s stunning collections of women’s watches. See more photos from the event, including more watch styles from the Spring 2017 Collection below

What are you getting your moms this Mother’s Day? Will you give her the gift of time?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | E.Shaw Jewels

Since Mother’s Day is a week away, it just makes sense for us to highlight a stunning jewelry collection designed by mother-daughter duo, Eva and Elizabeth Shaw. If you haven’t heard of E.Shaw Jewels, remember today as the day you were introduced to your new favorite jewelry brand and go-to for Mother’s Day gifts. Not only are the pieces breathtakingly stunning, they boast precious gemstones, and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, including rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, that are handcrafted right here in New York. At E. Shaw’s boutique in Soho (107 Sullivan Street, NYC), we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for mom.

With Eva armed with a Gemologist background, and Liz a BA in Art History, the ladies create eye-catching and uniquely meaningful jewelry for all style personalities and budgets. What we love most about E. Shaw jewelry are the details. Gemstones are available in both raw and polished versions, and unique features go beyond the actual stones. For example, we love the double strand necklaces as an alternative to a thick chain, necklaces which feature two different chain links, the mixture of colors and gemstones, the quirkiness of some pieces (Bee Rings anyone?), and that no to pieces are alike.

Some of our favorite pieces (and there are quite a lot, but we’ll only list a few) are from their new Maharani Collection (pictured directly above), which features strands of cascading, faceted luxe gemstones in an assortment of colors, a beguiling raw Malachite (a stunning, brilliant green) necklace, an equally enchanting Obsidian (black gemstone) Arrowhead Necklace, and the Fluorite Cube Necklace.

While there are an abundance of incredible gifts to give to every mother in your life, and though you may call us a bit predictable for suggesting, we think the Mother-of-Pearl Necklaces featured below would make an excellent Mother’s day gifts, no matter the woman, your relationship to her, or her taste in jewelry.

You can see all these wonderful pieces for yourself while you enjoy a glass or two of wine, at the upcoming E. Shaw’s Sip & Shop Event (see invite below). Get to know this charming mother-daughter duo, and their wonderful jewelry on May 6th, from 6pm-9pm at their boutique. With any purchase of $100 or more, you get to choose a Petite Fringe Bracelet in your choice of colored gemstones.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Momma on the Move

Can you believe next month is already Mother’s Day? A mother’s work is endless, she has to be all things and be everywhere, seemingly all at once. Today we’re celebrating moms who always seem to be on the move with some wonderful Mother’s Day gift ideas from Suzi Roher, Glass Handbags, PONO Jewelry, and Soltek Design, to make her day easier, and of course, a bit more chic.

Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom on the Move

GLASS HANDBAG BOSS LADY SATCHEL

Mom is the boss, and every boss heeds a fab bag….and sometimes she needs to find something in her purse in dim lit areas. That’s where the very chic, very cool Glass Handbag Boss Lady Handbag comes in. The Crocodile embossed leather satchel boasts six interior and exterior pockets, double top handles with a 7” drop, a zip-top with magnetic closure, and a patented built-in lighting system which helps mom find anything in her purse, day or night.

SUZI ROHER BELTS W/ CELLPHONE CASES

Every busy individual needs multitasking essentials, and no one is busier than mom. Wow her with a modern utilitarian belt that features a fabulous removable cell phone case, as well as a bluetooth syncable watch to receive phone alerts for emails, notifications, texts, music control, etc; or an Italian lamb contoured belt, with a quilted side, and the other studded, boasting a quilted cell phone case roomy enough to house a phone (G5 Apple size), your credit cards, some cash, and most eyeglasses.

PONO ANA RESIN CHOKER

Highlight the elegance of your mom with a clear, jade, bluebell, tomato, or matte black-colored Italian resin choker. This timeless statement pairs very well with white t-shirts or an evening dress; it is sure to make an impact wherever it is worn.

SOLTEK CORTE LIMITED EDITION FIGARO MAKEUP BAG

Is mom travelling for business or on a well deserved trip, or maybe she just loves her beauty essentials to look good while sh’e going about on her busy day. Gift her with a unique, red, full grain leather cosmetic bag. Keep your beauty products, brushes, and toiletries looking chic, safe and secure.

We hope these have given you an idea of possible gifts for yourself  (if you’re a mother), or for the special mom, wife, sister, etc in your life. 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Teleflora’s Valentine’s Day Flowers & Ultimate Man Cave Sweepstakes

Gentlemen, this Valentine’s Day Flowers highlight is a must-read for you, not because you’ll need to get your sweetheart flowers for February 14th, but because getting her flowers from Teleflora can help you win the ultimate man cave. Imagine having your own Monster Home Theater, Sports Fan Lounge or Ultimate Home Gym just because you sent your sweetie a bouquet of stunning flowers. Have we got your attention? That’s right guys, Teleflora wants to reward you for being so romantic this Valentine’s Day with their “Get A Room” Sweepstakes.
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While Valentine’s Day is seen as always about women (okay, it really is all about us), this Valentine’s Day, Teleflora is rewarding thoughtful men with the chance to win the Ultimate Man Cave! From now until February 14, anyone who purchases one of four featured Valentine’s Day bouquets (get more information on the gorgeous arrangements below) is automatically entered into Teleflora’s “Get a Room” Sweepstakes, where you’ll have the chance to win $25,000 toward the Man Cave of your dreams.

Teleflora’s Sweet Embrace Bouquet (starting at $69.95)

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Score big with this 3-in-1 gift of lush, classic red roses with pink and white blooms, a striking, hand-blown glass vase and a sparkling, adjustable heart bracelet (shown around the neck of the vase). This stunning bouquet may be the key to romance……. and perhaps your new Man Cave, too.

Teleflora’s Swirls of Love Bouquet (starting at $99.95)

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She’s sure to be impressed with this spectacular and romantic mix of red roses, pink spray roses, and hot pink carnations, hand-delivered in an exclusive, custom-made, swirl glass vase she’ll adore for years to come – a loving reminder of the man who’s been in his Man Cave for hours with the guys.

Teleflora’s Hearts of Gold Bouquet (starting at $54.95)

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Fill her heart with love (and your Man Cave with flat screens) with this romantic gift of ravishing red spray roses and miniature red carnations, hand-delivered in a shimmering, satin-finish red glass vase with golden hearts. Show her you’re really do have a heart of gold even when you’re in your Man Cave for hours.

Send a Hug® I Ruff You by Teleflora (starting at $49.95)

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A doggone adorable way to say Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone in your life. This precious plush pup is perfect for cuddling and the cheerful combination of red roses and white daisies are as perfect a pair as you and your new remote control. Viva la Man Cave!

To place an order for a beautifully-arrangement of Valentine’s Day Flowers, hand-crafted and delivered by a local florist anywhere in the country, and for your chance to win your ultimate Man Cave, visit www.teleflora.com.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For the Love of ICING

Ready for more Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her? We hope so because there’s much more to come, but today we’re concentrating on some amazing budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, bags, and wallets, adorable scarves, cell phone accessories, or home accessories that declares your love, you will find them all, at amazingly low prices, on ICING.com. Not only will these sweet accessories win her heart, the low prices will win yours. Today we share some of our favorite V-Day gifts from ICING Fashion Accessories that will have her carrying your love with her. We personally hope makes some of these make their way into our lovelorn possession.
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  1. Love in Paris Cover for iPhone 6, $12.50 – Have her fall in love with the City of Love, with this cover for iPhone 6. Featuring a Champagne-colored, pearlized faux leather body, with the Eiffel Tower in the center, and romantic phrases like, “always and forever,” and “I loved you yesterday and I love you tomorrow,” written in all over, she will know you love her every time she uses her phone.
  2. Clear I Love You Cosmetic Bag, $10.50 – We ladies love our beauty products, so add a touch of romance to her makeup with this cute cosmetic bag. This clear rectangle pouch has “I love you” written in black over and over again, with red heart outlines, and an imprint of red lips on the front.
  3. Albany Burlap and Black Faux Leather Love Tote, was $38.50, now $25.00 – Love is the ultimate style accessory with this pretty tote bag. A red “Love” forms a heart between zip detail with black faux leather panels on the front of light burlap woven with silver metallic thread. The sides have “I love you” written over and over again in black with red heart outlines. The back also features black faux leather, the handles boasts silver heart stud detailing, and the interior features a zip pocket and two side pockets.
  4. I Love You Hearts and Lips Oblong Scarf, $20.00 – There’s nothing sweeter than getting your heart’s desire. We think this beautiful, oblong scarf is a great way to fill your love’s day with love and kisses. It features red with pink hearts and lips along with “I love you” in a delicate black script scattered on an ivory background; the phrases are strewn along the black borders with ragged edge fringe on each end.
  5. Love You Domed Glass Button Stud Earrings, $7.50 – Say something romantic with these button stud earrings. The short and sweet “Love you” sentiment is written in black on a white background, underneath domed glass framed in gold.
  6. Lips and Hearts Faux Patent Leather Clutch Wallet, $19.50 – You’ll never want to kiss your cash goodbye when it’s in this pretty wallet. A hearts and lips print of pink, lavender and red decorates a white faux patent leather background with the front flap is trimmed in black faux leather. It boasts an ID holder, slots for credit cards and a kiss lock closure that opens to reveal sections for cash, another pocket, and more slots for credit cards.
  7. All You Need is Love and Chocolate Wall Canvas, $8.50 – The two things necessary to sustain any girl on Valentine’s Day and beyond. “All you need is love and chocolate” is written in white on a black chalkboard-like background. This declaration can be the first thing your love wakes up to every morning and the last thing they see before going to bed every night.
These darling gifts are just a snippet of the wonderful gifts available for your purchasing pleasure on Icing.com. You may find yourself buying for your love and yourself.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: All Dressed Up in Luxe Love

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and while we, of course, want to be wrapped in the loving arms of our sweetheart, we absolutely want to get all dressed up in love….literally! We’re head over heels in love with these luxurious fashion accessories from Ora Delphine’s Hearts Collection and Suzi Roher. Ladies, if you’re looking to treat yourself, and gentlemen, if you’re looking for something to bring a smile to your special lady, these two accessory brands offer lovely, high-end, accessory Valentine’s Day gift ideas which allow the wearer to take LOVE with them everywhere they go.
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  1. Ora Delphine’s Hearts Collection Kiss Pouch, $159.00
  2. Ora Delphine’s Hearts Collection Heartbreaker Crossbody, $285.00
  3. Suzi Roher Christina “Love In” Silk Scarves, $290.00
  4. Suzi Roher Love Cinch Belt, $650.00
  5. Suzi Roher Love Crystal Belt, $595.00
  6. Ora Delphine’s Hearts Collection Heart and Tassel Charm/Keychain, $55.00

Whether you want to seal it with a kiss, wear your heart on your sleeve…..rather, your shoulder or handbag, these genuine leather pieces from Ora Delphine, which are available to ship January 30th, are sure to be a big hit thanks to its sophisticated style and functionality. We love the Suzi Roher original art and photography scarves and Swarovski crystal-embellished belts because you will literally be surrounding yourself with love every time you wear them. It’s love hugging you around the waist and upper body.

There’s more to come for those looking for more Valentine’s Day gift ideas. We want to know, what’s on your wishlist for valentine’s Day?

Birchbox Customer Favorites for Valentine’s Day Pampering

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is time to get your date-night beauty essentials ready. Whether you’re looking to take your date’s breath away with a stunning look or a great gift, with Birchbox’s wide range of beauty options for you Him and Her, you are sure to find something perfect and unique to treat yourself or your sweetheart. From the perfect Valentine’s Day polish color (hey you never know if an engagement is in your immediate future) to a hair trio that gives you touchable, soft locks that scream play with me, Birchbox has your beauty needs for that special Valentine’s Day date night.

Color Club – Fiesta Collection in Mamba + Flamingo

The Color Club Mamba and Flamingo Nail Lacquers are both daring and love-inspired hues – whether you’re looking for the perfect nail look for your Valentine’s Day date or a fun night out with the girls, these bold, rich nail colors are fun-approved. The polishes retail for $8.00 each.

Beauty Protector – Ultimate Hair Protecting Trio


Exclusive to Birchbox, this trio tackles the spectrum of hair concerns – everything you need to prep your hair before your pre-date blow out. For $50.00, the Beauty Protector Ultimate Hair Protecting Trio gets you gorgeous hair.

Dr. Brandt – “Close-Up” Kit

Launched Monday, February 3rd, the Dr. Brandt Close-Up Kit contains everything your skin needs to be date-night ready. This must-have, exclusive to Birchbox kit includes some of Dr. Brandt’s top sellers – the Pores No More Pore Refiner, Microdermabrasion, Crease Release, and Glow Revitalizing Eye Cream. Guaranteed to get skin you’ll love for only $42.00.

Mally Beauty – 5 Piece Lip Magnifier Library

Play up your date-night frock with one of these gorgeous and versatile lip pencils. The Mally Beauty 5-Piece Lip Magnifier Library comes all wrapped in a pretty pink box for $50.00.

If you are looking to gift your Valentine something unique, why not try a Birchbox gift subscription? This favorite beauty subscription is an easy, personalized way to tell that special someone how you feel! Check out some of the amazing products for HIM and HER below.

The Women’s Birchbox (shown above) is available for $30 for 3 months, $60 for 6 months, $110 for 1 year.
 

The Men’s Birchbox (shown above) is available for $60 for 3 months, $110 for 6 months, $195 for 1 year.