Personal Finance Advice: Switch Banks

Do you ever find yourself wistfully daydreaming about switching your checking account to another bank? Do you figure that there must be a financial institution out there somewhere that doesn’t charge you ridiculous and costly fees all the time? Do you wonder if there might possibly be a bank or credit union somewhere that has […]

EcoStiletto: Website Review

What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at EcoStiletto, the website that aims to help you bring your footprint from “the size of an Ugg boot to the size of a Manolo”. The Lowdown: EcoStiletto rose from the ashes of GreenGirlGuide.com, which was shut down after National Geographic punked its co-founders for a perceived conflict […]

Corso Como Shoes: Green Fashion

This beautifully designed handcrafted Brazilian women’s shoe line includes sandals, flats, peep-toes, boots, and moccasins, all of which are made with natural materials, including untreated, vegetable-dyed leather, and feature breathable soles. In addition to producing killer shoes that won’t kill your feet, the company is dedicated to providing fair wages and benefits, ethical treatment, and […]

Vanessa Williams: Look for Less

Vanessa Williams is one of those celebs we love for multiple reasons—from her ability to rise above what could have been the career kiss of death (that Miss America mess from waaaay back) to her ability to be absolutely, wickedly hilarious as Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty. She’s also regally gorgeous, a fact that is evident […]

The Ombre Handbag: High Vs. Low

Ombre patent handbags are going to be hot for fall—and while we’re kind of coveting the look we’re also trying to show some self-restraint, reminding ourselves that ombre will be soooo dated before you can say “fancy French word for dip-dyed.” Still, it’s actually pretty easy to indulge in this particular short-term trend on a […]

Best Buys in Recycled Glass

Recycled glass is all the rage. Products made from recycled glass are not only environmentally-friendly, but they’re also very artsy-looking (Huh? Artsy-looking? In the famous words of a Supreme Court Justice, “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.”) We’ve perused the web to find our favorite pieces for the home, […]

Wonderbra Sale at BareNecessities

The Deal: Wonderbras are on sale right now at BareNecessities. The Lowdown: Some of us need a little help filling out our sundresses this summer, and so we turn to the classic Wonderbra. Creating cleavage is its specialty, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Check out our picks: The Wonderbra Uprising II push-up underwire bra […]

Eyeglasses: Recycle This

It’s been two years…time to get your vision checked again. Afterall, we don’t want to let those peepers view the world through less-than-stellar glasses (and there are some cute new glasses you’ve had your, um, eye on). You might be tempted to keep that old pair of glasses but most likely you won’t be using […]

Magic Mascara Wands

What: Innovations in mascara wand design are leaving lashes looking longer than ever. What the Experts Say: Think the mascara wand is only ancillary to the actual mascara formula? Think again. Cosmetics manufacturers are churning out wand designs that may look odd, but truly deliver the goods. It