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VanDerWaals: Fashion, Function and Technology – All in One Handbag

Coordinating our daily fashion looks would be so easy if we had accessories in every color, to match the items in our closet. This is especially true for handbags and purses, but in reality, we’re not lucky enough to have that much closet space. With the amazing strides in wearable technology, an overstuffed accessories closet will be a thing of the past. We had the pleasure of being the first to preview the jaw-dropping, designer luxury handbags from VanDerWaals, that combines fashion, function and technology. What makes these leather handbags spectacular? Not only do these app-enabled leather bags change color, they also charge your portable devices.

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Each color changing VanDerWaals handbag is carefully constructed with the finest premium leather and other materials, and is programmable through a free app that allows you to change its color to match whatever you’re wearing; color coordinate your bag to your dress or separates, shoes etc, by selecting your favorite shade from the app, or by taking a picture of your item to match the exact color. Want to see this color changing handbag in action? Check out the video below:

VanDerWaals handbags can also be programmed to flash a custom light-show synchronized to your favorite song, flash a selected color when you receive a phone call, and can recommend a lucky color based on your birthdate. In addition to the aforementioned features, VanDerWaals handbags are also able to charge your smart phone, tablet or other portable device, thanks to its invisible long-lasting internal battery (the internal battery power can be replenished using the provided wall charger). Just plug the included charging cable or micro USB into your device and charge your smartphone up to three times.

VanDerWaals handbags are available in two styles: the larger Caroline Tote bag, and smaller Elena Cross Body bag; and and two patterns: Crocodile, and Leopard. The bags retail between $499.00 and $699.00, and are available for pre-order through their new e-commerce site, www.van-der-waals.com, with shipments set for late summer 2015. VanDerWaals is also offering free shipping with your pre-order. The free, compatible VanDerWaals app will be available for download to coordinate with order shipments. Are you ready for a bag that matches all your wardrobe?

Asking A Guy For His Number Is Easier Than Ever! Here’s How…

Are you terrified of asking a guy for his number? Thanks to dating app Lulu, asking a guy for his number is easier than ever. Approach the guy of your choice with a simple “Hello, my name is…” After a bit of small talk, mention to him that he looks familiar, but you can’t figure out why… Then, after pretending to rack your brain, you’ll have an “Aha! Moment” that you must have seen his picture on Lulu. As you’re explaining what Lulu is, begin searching for him on the app. If you discover that he’s not on Lulu, ask if he would like to be, and then assure him that he needs to be on Lulu. In order to add him to the app, not only will you need to add his number to your contacts, you’ll also need to take his picture. We suggest using these 4 easy lines…
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1. “Hmm… I’m not finding you on here, but I could add you right now.”
When he agrees, your next line will be…

2. “I think I need to get your number before I can add you.” Right there he will immediately offer it up and the deal will be sealed.

3. As an added bonus you get to spend the next few minutes filling out his review with him. Since  you’ve just met, say something like…
 “Okay, now it’s time to for your review, can you help me out?”

4. Finally, when you’ve finished the review, cracked a few jokes and exchanged a few hand grazes you can say…
“Now, the last thing I need to add is your picture, smile!”

Now, the rest is up to you my friend. Have fun and please share your results with hashtag #GotHisDigitsOnLulu

Class is in Session: Sephora’s Highlight & Contouring Beauty Class

For all you Beauty Insiders who need another reason reason to love Sephora, here is an amazing one. Did you know Sephora offers FREE beauty classes? That’s correct, your favorite beauty store is giving you more reasons to spend your spare time with the goddesses of glamour. The giant beauty retailer offers the following free classes with some of their most amazing Pro makeup artists: Contour + Highlighting, Flawless Foundation Color IQ, Day-to-Night Smoky Eye, Perfectly Paired Lips + Cheeks, Skin Care Basics, False Eyelashes, and Party-Ready Smoky Eye. We had the pleasure of attending the Contour and Highlighting class at the Union Square location, but this wonderful free class is also available at most Sephora’s retail locations, just enter your zip code in the FIND IT tool to see what classes are happening at the Sephora nearest to you.

During the class, Sephora Pro makeup artists took us step-by-step to perfect our contouring skills. They taught us how contouring and highlighting, using light and shading, can sculpt and shape our face, no matter the shape, to give us a flawless look, as well as so many amazing tricks and techniques.

We learned how through contouring, you will achieve the illusion of having a slimmer nose, more defined cheekbones, and jawline. In addition to the beauty class, Sephora also offers a complimentary, 15-minute, one-on-one, Contour Mini Makeover service at their Beauty Studio, which helps you master shadow and highlighting, sculpting, refining, and slimming your face, and helps you find the right powder or cream formulations, and brushes. Can’t make it in-store? Sephora also offers the Map My Beauty Pocket Contour Class, a first-of-its-kind, cross-platform, personal virtual make-up artist app, that analyzes a photo of you, and instructs you how to contour, based on your unique facial features. The app also allows you to can shop for contouring products, and share your looks through social media.

So if you’re looking to learn how to contour, or just want to perfect your contouring skills, sign up for this free class. trust us hen we say, you’ll leave the class as a contouring pro.

Brushing Up on Beauty Tools w/ Olivia Garden

We think the best testimonials of a company’s product is when industry professionals swear by the products and always uses it for their work. This statement rings so very true when it comes to Olivia Garden‘s innovations hair brushes. In business for 50 years, the brand is a favorite with top celebrity hairstylists and they recently held an event to highlight trends and their newest product launch.

The famed brush company held an event hosted by co-owner Anne Maza, to introduce their newest brush innovations and hair brush collections. Among the collections we saw was a sneak peek of the Divine Collection, which features a revolutionary ergonomic design

The four brushes in the Divine Collection features a Wet Detangler Brush, Care & Style Brush, Dry Detangler Brush, and a 100% Boar Styler Brush. It’s gentle on the hair and scalp, reduces stress on the wrist, and is great for all hair types.

To find our perfect brush, we downloaded the Olivia Garden Brush app to find out which brush was the right one for our hair type and desired hairstyle. Thanks to the app, we found out the following brushes were perfect for our desired hairstyles:

HEALTHY HAIR COLLECTION (BAMBOO)

The Healthy Hair Brushes feature five separate collections and are made from natural bamboo materials, making these brushes stronger, lighter and more durable alternative to wooden brushes….plus it’s better for the environment. The five collections include Ionic Massage collection, Ionic Paddle collection, Ceramic Ionic Thermal collection, Professional Boar Styling collection, and Eco-friendly Bamboo Combs.

NANOTHERMIC CERAMIC + ION THERMAL COLLECTION

This multi-collection, gold and chocolate-colored NanoThermic line boasts the latest in hair brush technology including Ceramic technology which allows the brush to heat up faster, Tourmaline Ion technology which helps in hair cuticle conditioning and Nano Silver technology for antibacterial protection. This collection includes Contour Thermal collection, Contour vent collection, Round Thermal collection, Square Shaper collection, and Styler collection.

THERMOACTIVE IONIC BOAR COMBO

Did you know there is such a thing as advanced hair styling achievable at home? With the Olivia Garden Thermoactive Ionic Boar Combo collection is a revolutionary ionic thermal brush line that does just that thanks to its ventilated 100% boar bristles and ionic nylon bristles. The vents provide unrestricted airflow to all sides of each hair strand allowing it to be shaped and styled simultaneously leaving your hair shinier and healthier.

Want to add one of these innovative hair brushes to your beauty arsenal? They are all available at select retailers nationwide, like Ulta. For more information, check out the Olivia Garden website.

Duane Reade Introduces iBeacon to its #DRMobileApp

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Duane Reade has been making New Yorkers’ lives easier for decades but now the chain of pharmacy and convenience stores has a new way to get what we need, faster and easier thanks to a new iBeacon update to its mobile app. With this mobile app update to the #DRMobileApp, New Yorkers are rewarded with a Duane Reade shopping experience better than ever before. What’s new in the version 2.0? You can browse the store’s weekly ads and clip coupons and add them directly to your Wellness Balance Card, you have the ability to quickly print your photos from Instagram and your phone’s gallery to create photo cards, collage prints, posters, and canvas prints, you be reminded when it’s time to take your medication, and get points by logging in your activities such as walking/running, and setting activity goals.

While shopping at one of their many locations, the app also gives you access to lots of tools you need, like prescription refill by scan, creating your shopping list, keeping track of your points balance, locating which of the many Duane Reade locations are closest to you, and our favorite, the app lets you know what items are on sale based on your previous purchases. As a purchaser of numerous beauty items at our usual Duane Reade location, 42nd & 8th, we received instant notification that one of our favorite brands, Revlon, had items on sale. A quick trip to the LOOK beauty floor of Duane Reade led me to the aisle containing Revlon’s products.

The app gave us the option to clip the coupons (or unclip them if we changed our mind about purchasing) and automatically attach them to our rewards card thanks to iBeacon. This update to the #DRMobileApp greatly improves Duane Reade’s customer engagement and it’s the loyalty card program. Using our clipped coupons, we saved $1.00 each on a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss and Revlon Nailart Suncandy Nailpolish.

Checkout is when we usually pray we have our rewards card on us to get it scanned for possible savings (that’s if we didn’t lose or forget it in another bag) but thanks to the Duane Reade app, all we had to do was have the barcode scanned to get the coupon savings as well as our points from the purchase.

Although we weren’t in the market to print any photos, take any medication or prescription pickups, we couldn’t help but check out those features, along with checking out our new points balance after this purchase.

The new iBeacon features are only available in 10 Duane Reade locations including 42nd and 8th, 36th and Broadway, 58th and 8th, 50th and Broadway, etc. If you’re like us and frequent Duane Reade as often as we do, you definitely need to download this app.  Not doing so may have you missing out on some wonderful savings. get the app here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duane-reade/id600039876?mt=8.

Tech News: Momentage App Plans to Replace Instagram

It looks like Instagram is getting some major competition as the #1 photo-sharing app. There is a new photo-sharing app that is more than just a camera with cool filters. Momentage is the first photo-sharing app to offer unique features beyond adding filters and sharing it to friends and followers. With Momentage photos, you can embed sound files that play when the image is viewed, and photos and videos can be blended together into one collage-like post giving your followers both a visual and audio experience of your fun, interesting and special moments simultaneously.

Create a moment through a single or collection of photos, videos and SoundImages™, edit, delete and even add to an existing moment at any time (something you cannot do with Instagram) and you have the choice to either share your moments with the public (‘Public’ option on the lower left hand corner), a private group, or keep them for yourself.

Unfortunately Android users, Momemtage, which just launched on Thursday, is only available for the iPhone right now but hopefully that will change soon. IPhone users can download the app HERE.

Know Thyself & Live Better w/ the UP by Jawbone Wristband

It’s a safe bet to say that the more you know about yourself, the happier and healthier you will be because you will know what is best for you. That is the idea behind the UP by Jawbone Wristband . This brilliant and fashionable little wristband that is available in three sizes (S, M and L), is a perfect example of wearable technology. It keeps you updated on what’s happening with you, instantly! Keep tabs on your sleep patterns, your activities, and what you’re eating.
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UP by Jawbone is designed to be comfortable enough to be worn 24/7 and to fit seamlessly in your life and daily activities no matter how laid back or active they may be. Available in eight colors (onyx, mint green, blue, light grey, navy blue, red, orange and hunter green), UP is a astute combination of engineering and design, custom-made for how we live – the result is an intelligent computer wrapped around your wrist recording all pertinent information for a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re sleeping, running errands or at the gym, UP is right there with you.

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To complement your UP Wrist Band, Jawbone provides an app that allows you to track your weight, map activities like bike rides, provides access to an extensive food library and also provides a detailed view on your UP sleep, movement, mood data, etc. Along with the above mentioned, UP also reminds you to move if you’ve been idle for too long, is water resistant no there’s no worries about removing it when showering, shows you patterns in your day-to-day activities, has a smart alarm to have you wake up feeling refreshed, along with other cool features.

UP bands retail for $129.99 and are available online on the Jawbone Store and Authorized Retailers.

Shopping NYC | Up to 30% Off Gucci, Hermes, Loubs – You determine the Discount

Hello fellow shoppers, I know we all love and are always on the lookout for a great deal. Well do I have an amazing way to get more savings for you. Imagine shopping where you control how much you save. There’s a famous quote that goes “there is power in numbers”, and with the new shopping app, Plurro, that statement holds true.

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What exactly is this new amazing app? Plurro is a brand new way to shop and get discounts on brands that you love. As a consumer, the app gives YOU the power to create a Cash Mob (the more people attend, the higher the discount for everybody) at any business that has a profile in the Plurro system. Get your friends, colleagues, social media followers and other deal lovers to sign up to attend a Cash Mob and watch the discount get higher and higher. Imagine the savings of Black Friday, Every Day!! Here’s a quick demo video showing how Plurro works:

Plurro is doing their first Cash Mob tomorrow, August 1st, at vintage store, Second Time Around, located at 238 West 72nd Street. From 4pm to 8pm, the Plurro Cash Mob will take over Second Time Around to bestow huge discounts to you on brands like Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Louboutin and more! The guaranteed discount is 20% off right now; but it will climb to 25% if 25 people sign on to join the cash mob and goes to 30% off if 50 or more people join. Anyone can join this Cash Mob, just download the Free Plurro App available both on www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store and head on over to Second Time Around.

Want to get started on setting up a Cash Mob of your own? You can set up a Cash Mob four hours from now or four days from now, it’s totally up to you. And it’s not limited to just fashion either; create a Cash Mob for dinner, movies, or a spa treatment – you decide where, when, and how much your discount will be.

ABOUT PLURRO

Plurro allows users to get huge discounts and save a ton of money by finding other people who want to shop where they love to shop, eat where they love to eat, or play where they love to play. That’s what the Cash Mob is all about. The more people who come to the Cash Mob, the bigger the discount everyone gets. Plurro is available on the Web at www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store.

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