Use Smart Power Strips: Green Tips

You turn your computer off and you expect that is that, right? Actually from an energy perspective, that’s not it. Even after turning off your computer, power continues to flow to peripherals such as printers and scanners, draining energy and costing you money. Using a smart energy strip, such as the Smart Strip Power Strip […]

White Makeup: Beauty Trend 2008

“THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” What: White eyeliner, eye shadow and even mascara are taking up real estate in the cosmetic department. What the experts say: This from the January 2008 issue of Angeleno magazine: “White [makeup] was everywhere in the spring shows,” reveals J.P. McCary, the principal makeup artist for Shu Uemura. […]

Wet n’ Wild Goes Mineral

Wet ‘n’ Wild has long been a friend of budget stylistas when it comes to getting beauty basics on the cheap. So it makes sense then, with the rise in popularity of mineral products, that they’d get on board with their own mineral collection, “Beauty Benefits.

Breaking News: No More Isaac Mizrahi Line at Target

Yesterday Liz Claiborneannounced that designer Isaac Mizrahi, the force behind the Isaac Mizrahi at line, is leaving Target to become the creative director of Liz Claiborne’s better-priced (read: expensive) women’s division. What does this mean for thoses on a budget? The End of the Isaac Mizrahi for Target line. While we can all agree […]

Green Tip: Eco Your Candle

Candles offer a wonderful opportunity to save on electricity. (They also offer a wonderful opportunity for romance!) But most people still use traditional paraffin candles.  Paraffin is problematic to the environment for several reasons.  First, it’s a petroleum-based product, so it comes with all of the environmental issues we face with gas. And let’s face […]