Modern with an Em

Stick it to ‘Em September 10, 2008

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Alright, so… I’ve been slacking a little bit lately when it comes to this blog. I apologize. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets a little too busy, to the point where you barely have time to keep yourself looking presentable.

A number of new and innovative products have come along to make our makeup routines quicker and easier, including lipglosses that come in a tube and twist to bring the gloss into the applicator tip, so that they can be applied more easily (example: Revlon Lipglide), and a number of powders and bronzers that have the powder right in the handle of the brush (example: Sephora Brand Radiant Loose Powder In A Brush). And now, nail polish is following suit!

Enter Nic’s Sticks, a new line under the Nicole by O.P.I division of O.P.I (manufacturers of, arguably, the best nail polish EVER). These nail polish pens are about the size of your average magic marker, and make applying the season’s hot new nail colours a breeze. Simply shake the pen, pump the polish by pushing the buttong on the end a few times until you see the polish appear on the brush tip, and the apply! It’s as simple as that. And the best part is, they come in 24 great colours and are super portable, making it easy to touch up those inevitable chips before you head out to that party or boardroom meeting.

Nicole by O.P.I

 

For the Modern (Green) Mom August 22, 2008

I was just visiting a site called MomGoGreen.com (very informative!), and I came across a post for the new Wee Generation Diaper Bag. The bag is a “green” diaper bag, with fabric made from recycled plastic water bottles, which is a GREAT idea!

The not-so-great part is that these bags tend to run about $200 US, plus shipping.

Luckily, I came across a cheaper alternative not too long ago when shopping for a shower gift for my VERY pregnant best friend.

Introducing Fleurville Re-Run Messenger Bag (runs about $75 US), for all of your baby-related needs! (Also comes in tote, hobo, and yoga bag formats, as well as binders and meditation pillows!)

These diaper bags are both mommy- and eco-friendly, with the following wonderful features:

  • Re-Run exterior, made from ten (10) 600-mL recycled water bottles
  • adjustable shoulder strap
  • contrasting lining, making it easier to find things
  • 2 external side pockets with magnetic closure
  • internal fleece-lined sunglasses/iPod pocket
  • earbud pass-through badge on flap (the Fleurville symbol)
  • 3 elastic-topped interior pockets
  • Re-Run changing pad
  • Fleurville see-through wipe case
  • carabiner/key-clip
  • PVC-free
  • Teflon-free

www.fleurville.com