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Product and Site Reviews

If we review it and write about it, we’ll keep it here. See our fashion reviews on fast fashion websites, plus style and beauty products.

Select2gether.com: Site Review

Here at TBF, we’re experts on e-commerce sites designed to give you the best sale. We love them, but that goes without saying, right? So when we heard about Select2gether.com, our little discount-loving hearts...

Fashion-Ade.com: Site Review

Remember that awesome scene in Clueless where Cher wakes up and consults her computer (something so novel at the time) to put together an outfit for school? Her massive database of clothing and rotating...

Jungle Cents: A Cheap Knock-Off of RetailMeNot

Update: We are now being threatened by the folks at Jungle Cents . It is not our fault your site sucks and rather than trying to levy legal action against us (which is a dumb pr...
Golden Girls themed game of clue from AlwaysFits.com

AlwaysFits.com — Quirky, Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas

How many hours of your life have been spent browsing online gift guides? You shop for your single girlfriends on Valentines Day, your engaged girlfriends during wedding season, your mom girlfriends for Mother’s Day...

The New ShopSheBoutique.com: Site Review

The Lowdown: Finding what you’re looking for while shopping online has always been something of a challenge. After all, thumbing through racks of clothes and trying on some of your finds is pretty much...

Review: Chaps Weekend Perfume for Women

What: Angela gets spritzed with Chaps Weekend Perfume. The Lowdown: Chaps is not a brand name that inspires a great deal of confidence regarding women’s fragrances. Sold at Kohl’s, it strikes me as very...

La Grande Dame: High Fashion Plus Size Site Review

The Lowdown: Here at TBF—and in just about every group of real women we’ve ever encountered—one of our biggest shopping complaints is the lack of fashionable options for women who aren’t a size 8....

Lifebooker.com: Site Review

Everyone has less cash to spend these days, but let’s face it—a girls gotta keep herself up. And if you’re in the big city (say New York, or LA) the prices usually carry the...

Chemisettes by Anne: Product Review

What: Angela slips on a Chemisette by Anne in place of her usual cami … The Lowdown: What exactly is a “chemisette” you ask? Well, according to the packaging, it’s “an ideal lingerie alternative”...

InStyleBelly.com – A Consignment Store For Maternity Wear

Alas, ladies, InstyleBelly.com is no more. Try MotherhoodCloset.com instead! InStyleBelly.com is a online/offline consignment boutique for designer maternity wear. The Selection: The high-end designer roster ranges from Juicy Couture Maternity, ABS, Michael Stars and...

ShoeDazzle.com: Kim Kardashian’s Shoe of the Month Club

ShoeDazzle.com is essentially a Shoe of the Month Club. For a monthly fee, receive a new pair of shoes in the mail to keep, especially chosen for you. This is the brainchild of Kim...

Markdownalert.com is an Attractive, but not the Best, Resource for Deals

Markdownalert.com is a subscription newsletter that regularly sends alerts for the latest sales, discounts and coupons that come in to their database.  After signing up for this service, a shopper chooses a basic category...

Sortprice.com’s Search Engine Finds Low Prices, but Makes Mistakes

Sortprice.com is another shopping search engine (check out the 15 best price comparison sites guide), which fuses price comparison (like PriceGrabber.com) with visual product matching (as Like.com does). They’re celebrating their 5-year anniversary with...

Dana Buchman at Kohls Line Review

What: Dana Buchman’s new line for Kohls is available online and Kathryn isn’t impressed. What I Say: I had high hopes for this line and thought it would be a great mass market line...
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Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner: Product Review

In the quest for a wallet-friendly, all-natural shampoo and conditioner, Karie lathers up with Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner; $2.99 to $7.99. I’ll admit it. I’m a pretty simple person...

Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer: Product Review

What: Karie hopes that the expression “out, darn spot” comes true with Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer; $24.99. The Lowdown: A few years ago, a momentous event happened to me: I got my...

Honey Heel Glaze: Product Review

What: Karie works to salvage her aching, breaking feet with Farmhouse Fresh Honey Glaze, $24. The Lowdown: Strappy summer sandals: cute. Calluses and blisters: Not so cute. For me, the two go hand-in-hand, and...

Dove Go Fresh Body Mist, Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent: Product Review

What: Robin gives the new Dove go fresh Body Mist in Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent, $4.99, a spritz or two. The Lowdown: Put me in front of a fragrance line up...

Product review: Loreal Enhanced Formula Ineral Hair Fixer, $8.29-$8.75

What: Sabina reviews a product that fixes hair that’s been ruined by chemical treatments, $8.29-$8.75 The Lowdown: You know how the instructions on bleach packets and peroxide bottles tell you they’re not meant for...

Site I Like: Bunions Over Beauty: Naturalizer.com

When I was in college I thought I was going to be a politician and I took, as every future politician does, the first step on my path to the White House- I interned...

Proactiv Solution- Are Local Drugstore Products Just as Effective?

A reader sent me a link to a recent TODAY show segment on the effectiveness of over the counter products like OXY on the treatment of acne, versus more expensive like products like Proactiv and...
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