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Plaid Makeup
Plaid Makeup
The MAC 'Tartan Tale' Line of Kilt-Inspired Cosmetics
The MAC 'Tartan Tale' line of cosmetics is the makeup brand's latest ambitious fantasy foray. This slightly twisted yet posh line of Dazzleglass Cremes and Lush Lipsticks is sure to take you away to a… MORE
Reminiscent Tremor Tees
Reminiscent Tremor Tees
These Earthquake Survival T-Shirts are Cute for All Ages
While people are still buzzing about the recent and rare East Coast earthquake, CafePress has already released a line of "I survived the 2010 quake" t-shirts. This earthquake survival memorabilia is sure… MORE
Lippy Mini-Totes
Lippy Mini-Totes
MAC, Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Introduce Lip-Shaped Makeup Bags
To build on the recent success of the M·A·C AIDS Fund Viva Glam Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper campaign, M·A·C will introduce these limited-edition lip-shaped makeup bags. These bags are autographed by either… MORE
Typographic Body Painting
Typographic Body Painting
MAC Acrylic Paint Promo Showcases Type Design on Painted Models
This MAC Acrylic Paint promo brought 22 MAC cosmetics artists together to showcase live typographic body painting. Type designs--a feature readers don't always notice--were blown up and hand-drawn on nude… MORE
Catty Cosmetics
Catty Cosmetics
MAC Fabulous Felines Fall Line Puts the Cat Back Into Catwalk
For its MAC Fabulous Felines fall line, MAC was inspired by the world of big cats. The feline-inspired cosmetic line will allow fashionistas to create attention-grabbing cat eyes with their new Superslick… MORE
Screenless Touch Screens
Screenless Touch Screens
Light Blue Optics Pico Projector Puts Touchscreens Anywhere
Light Blue Optics has introduced a portable projector that allows users to project a 10 inch screen on any surface that also doubles as a touch screen. This flash driven device has 2GB of flash memory… MORE
Divorce Vouchers
Divorce Vouchers
Lloyd Platt & Company Makes Splitting Up Easy This Holiday Season
If you really want to help a struggling couple this year, get them a Divorce Voucher from Lloyd Platt & Company in London, England.  These vouchers will get the recipient a half hour session with a divorce… MORE
Gaming Glasses
Gaming Glasses
Gunnar Creates Eyewear for the Digital World
Sunglasses are for the real world while Gunnar glasses are for the digital world. Made for professional gamers, designers, musicians, and programmers that are always in front of their computers Gunnar… MORE
Life-Saving iPhone Apps
Life-Saving iPhone Apps
iDistress for iPhone Makes Getting Help More Efficient
Buzapp Inc. has introduced an iPhone app called iDistress that increases the chances of getting assistance in an emergency situation more efficient. Dubbed ‘The app we hope you never have to use,’… MORE
Insectvertising
Insectvertising
The Fly Way to Get Your Message Across
Just when you thought the world was finally running out of places to put advertising messages, a team in Germany has found a way to tie small paper ads on to insects, specifically flies.  These inset… MORE
Rockstar Sports Games
Rockstar Sports Games
Players Combine Soccer and Guitar Hero to Create 'Football Hero'
We’ve all heard of guitar hero, but what about 'Football Hero'? It's basically guitar hero while playing soccer simultaneously. That’s what a group of enthusiasts did recently when they rented out an abandoned… MORE
Scary Cosmetics Sheets
Scary Cosmetics Sheets
Mac Artists Inspire Wildly Creative Designs for Halloween Makeup
Every year, MAC gets their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated using MAC cosmetics. Just as with past years, many inventive, off-the-wall… MORE
Cars as Schools of Fish
Cars as Schools of Fish
Nissan Explores How Cars That Mimic Fish Can Help Avoid Collisions
Japanese engineers at Nissan Motor Co. have been studying fish and their ability to swim collision-free in large groups, and are trying to apply their discoveries to future vehicles. So far, these engineers… MORE
Cashing in On Gift Cards
Cashing in On Gift Cards
CardSwap Lets You Dump Promotional Gift Cards for Cash
CardSwap is disrupting the gift card phenomenon by allowing members to sell their cards at decent discounts to other members. Somewhat similar to eBay, CardSwap acts as an intermediary, and takes a 6%… MORE
Cash for Old Electronics
Cash for Old Electronics
Gazelle Helps You Pad Your Wallet by Selling Your Junk
You might think that with the speed at which electronics evolve these days, nobody would be crazy enough to give you cash for old (working or not) electronics, but Gazelle.com does exactly that. Started… MORE
Makeup Tattoos
Makeup Tattoos
MAC Defies Odds and Turns Makeup into the Focus on the Runway
Makeup has always been highly associated with the fashion industry; it is no surprise to see makeup artists bustling behind the scenes at fashion shows. In most cases, makeup is seen as secondary to the… MORE
Sketch Fashion Previews
Sketch Fashion Previews
2010 New York Fashion Week Designers Offer a Sneak-Peek
For fashion junkies worldwide, getting a sneak-peek of upcoming designs means getting a head start on those waiting to attend the shows. Equally, designers are always looking for ways to peak the interest… MORE
Architectural Cosmetics
Architectural Cosmetics
MAC Looks to Steel, Graphite & Concrete to Build Brand
As cosmetic brands continue to shift towards the ‘green movement’ with plant, flower and fruit-inspired products, MAC has taken a completely different approach. Coming this fall, MAC will introduce… MORE
Mainstream Hi-Def Makeup
Mainstream Hi-Def Makeup
MAC Introduces Cosmetics Designed for HDTV
As visual technology shifts towards high-definition, greater demand is put on makeup artists to give the perfect look in close-up situations. With this in mind, major cosmetics producer MAC has introduced… MORE
Part-Time Diets
Part-Time Diets
Mark Bittman Suggests Veganism by Day
Food writer Mark Bittman of the New York Times has created a diet where dieters are only vegan by day.  The regimen is simple: No animal products, processed food, etc. during the day and anything is fair… MORE
One-Piece Swimwear – Francesco Carrozini Says Covering Up Can Be Just as Sexy
One-Piece Swimwear – Francesco Carrozini Says Covering Up Can Be Just as Sexy
Francesco Carrozini Says Covering Up Can Be Just as Sexy
Images of bikinis on the beach are a dominant part of summer beauty, but to throw a twist in this summer’s collections, the Wall Street Journal and photographer Francesco Carrozini teamed up to showcase… MORE
Royal Jewelry
Royal Jewelry
Look and Feel Like a Queen Without Paying the Price
Flashy, one-of-a-kind jewelry is no long reserved just for royalty. Thanks to Trisha Laurel Designs, any woman can look like a queen, without having the royal income. Trisha Laurel Designs offer everything… MORE
Protective Summer Cosmetics
Protective Summer Cosmetics
MAC's Baby Bloom Protects From Chill of Air-Conditioners and Sun
After months of secrecy, MAC will launch its new Baby Bloom Studio Moisture Tint Treatments and Lip Balms on June 30, 2009. The Studio Moisture Tint comes with SPF 15 protection and contains healing emollients.… MORE
Masked Twitter Ads
Masked Twitter Ads
Magpie Pays You If You Twitter Their Advertisements
Hiding from corporate messages and advertisements just got harder. (Magpie) is offering to pay Twitterers to post ad messages on their individual timelines.  Magpie claims to match advertisements to… MORE
Wildlife Cosmetics
Wildlife Cosmetics
Let Primal Instincts Takeover With MAC's Warrior Line
Let loose the wild-side this summer with MAC’s new Style Warrior line. Inspired by the jungles of the Amazon and sands of the Sahara, this new line will turn any woman into an exotic princess.... MORE
Beer Shampoo
Beer Shampoo
Celebrate and Cleanse Like a Champion in the Shower
Recreate a championship celebration in the shower with the Bottle Squirting Full Body Shampoo from Bandai in Japan. Commonly seen after a professional team wins a championship game where players douse… MORE
Sweet Summer Makeup
Sweet Summer Makeup
Delicious Tastes Inspire Warm-Weather Beauty Products
This summer, beauty products inspired by sweets are a must for any cosmetics collection. From chocolate and vanilla to honey and milk, these products are sure to make you look and smell sweeter than ever!… MORE
Tribal Makeup
Tribal Makeup
MAC's Upcoming 'Colour Craft' Line is a Must for Exotic Divas
Tribal leaders and exotic divas around the world will envy MAC’s upcoming Colour Craft lineup. In this new collection, which will debut in the US this July, MAC Lipglass intertwines three shades to create… MORE
Immigrant Credit Cards
Immigrant Credit Cards
Capital One and CIBC Banks Tailor Products to ‘Newcomers'
Banks and credit card companies have started offering products specifically tailored to new immigrants in hopes of attracting life-long customers, while capitalizing on this niche market. Traditionally… MORE
Massaging Bras
Massaging Bras
The Intimate Health ‘Brassage' Claims to Kneed Away Toxins
Brassage, a bra the inventor claimed would improve breast health by massaging away toxins, has been pulled from the market. Once sold by Intimate Health for $59 USD, the bra had received rave reviews in… MORE
Eco-Bag Overload – Landfills Are Being Cluttered With Fashionably Green Alternatives
Eco-Bag Overload – Landfills Are Being Cluttered With Fashionably Green Alternatives
Landfills Are Being Cluttered With Fashionably Green Alternatives
As the green movement gains further momentum, the majority of people are switching to reusable eco-bags in place of the traditional plastic grocery bags.  Even top designers are giving away free eco-bags… MORE
Brain-Based Market Research
Brain-Based Market Research
Neuro-Marketing Uses fMRIs to Gauge a Potential Campaign
From the beginning of capitalism, companies have been trying to get into the heads of consumers in order to optimally produce and market their products. Statistical analysis, expensive consultants and… MORE
Short Attention Span Marketing
Short Attention Span Marketing
Public Voting, Lottery-Style Prizes and Viral Videos Preserve Buzz
Name the newest Doritos flavor and win $25,000 + 1% of the flavor’s sales. Spend six month on a tropical island and get paid over $100,000 to blog about the experience. These are just some of the large… MORE
Advanced Courtship Guides
Advanced Courtship Guides
‘Game' Theory Teaches You How to Flirt With Panache
After almost a decade of secrecy, the art of meeting beautiful women has become mainstream. With multiple books, DVDs and classes available on the subject, hundreds of thousands of average men around the… MORE
Mobile Ordering
Mobile Ordering
Order Your Morning Coffee From Your Phone
As mobile application companies continue to pump out new applications for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and so on, one company is taking e-commerce or mobi-commerce to a whole new level. Mobi Express,… MORE