The Best of Tuesday’s Sample Sales

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Since its founding in the early ’90s, Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has become a leading source of products for some of today’s biggest names in makeup artistry. Today the line has more than 200 products, with new formulas constantly being developed to reflect the very latest in cosmetics. Bodyography products use paraben-free formulas, recyclable packaging, age-defying minerals and numerous anti-oxidants. Bodyography’s Veil Foundation Primer has been declared a ‘miracle product’ and in 2009 Bodyography Cosmetics was voted best green makeup by Lauchpad Magazine. Prices start at $5.50.

Oscar Blandi’s elegant, purposeful treatments and styling solutions are inspired by his love of hair and his passion for helping women express themselves confidently. This unique collection of hair essentials is infused with rich botanical ingredients to provide a luxurious experience for the senses and any hair style. Oscar Blandi products are available at the finest beauty retailers including Sephora, Ulta Beauty, QVC and $13.50 and up.

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Alluring jewels from Judith Stiles Designs are so exotic, they look like precious gems found on vacation. Adorn your neck, ears, and wrists with a beautiful array of ceramic accent beads, limited-edition resin beads, sterling silver chains with lobster clasps, and pearl necklaces. In turquoise and multicolored options, these pieces will make you feel like a beautiful beach goddess. Prices range from $15 to $69.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Listen to your favorite tunes in the car the way it was intended with the Altec Lansing SoundBlade Wireless Speaker system. Just plug in your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, and enjoy crisp, crystal-clear stereo sound. Features include 2.5 full range speakers enhanced with SRS TruBass technology, an echo-cancelling microphone, no cables to connect, and voice-activated dialing. With up to 24 hours of playing time in a wafer-thin design, this miracle device is a tech and music lover’s dream. $55.

If raising a child came with a manual, we’re pretty sure The First Years baby products would be the go-to brand. Helpful items include the digital monitor with a proximity sensor nightlight, a clever 3-in-1 toilet training system, and a food processor and steamer for you to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for your precious little one. This clever brand thought of everything to make the joyous experience of raising children that much easier. $12 to $64. Some great buys in this sale!

Timeless elegance comes in the form of designer handbags and accessories from your favorite high-end brands. Balenciaga brings you the instantly recognizable studded tote in pop-out hues, Tod’s showcases its subdued elegant appeal with neutrals hobos, and Miu Miu gives you its oversized mesh bag in champagne or black. Experience the luxury, the decadence, and that special feeling you get when you carry a purse you’ve wanted for so long.


Inspired by the latest fashion trends and colors, Ariane designs a new collection each season by using bold colors, semi-precious stones, pearls, Swarovski crystals and precious metals. In keeping with her family’s tradition, each piece is handcrafted by Ariane and they are all a reflection of her personality and style. Prices start at $44! I love these two-tone earrings at $180.


This Daniela Orlando sale features a mix of Winter 2010 and past season pieces at sell-out prices. The label has a focus on high-end fabrics and the need to create garments that are subtly sexy, wearable and unique. Clean lines are directional yet feminine and show off your confidence effortlessly. Designed and manufactured in Australia, Daniela Orlando offers the utmost in quality and attention to detail. This silk and mesh dress sells for $50. Don’t forget to check out the boyfriend blazer and other jackets.


Why let relaxation end after the bath? These lavish MicroCotton towel sets can transform every bathroom into the ultimate spa experience. Their 100% ring-spun MicroCotton provides an unmatched level of softness that’s certain to keep you cozy and comfortable. A wide range of colors and superior absorbency allow you to add a vibrant splash to your decor while you dry off. Stock up and look forward to hitting the shower. $34.99 for a six-piece set and only $2.95 shipping on every item from Eziba!


(Yes, I know it’s in French, but I could not find an English description. Just look at the pictures! If you can translate this, there’s a prize in it for you!) On Parle de Vous est né d’un savoir faire dans la fabrication de vêtements. Du simple fabricant au créateur de la mode, en 10 ans, la maison s’est fait un nom dans le quartier du Sentier où des distributeurs et boutiques du monde entier affluent pour s’approvisionner des produits de la dernière tendance parisienne.

Jeanneur de base, la marque s’est aussi spécialisée dans les pièces extérieures : manteaux, trenchs, vestes et doudounes, dans des matières variées de qualité, et souvent des matières nouvellement inventées. Les produits que offrent la marque correspondent à un style sobre, mais élégant ; féminin, mais avec une touche du sport chic, tout en étant très près de la mode quant aux formes et couleurs, avec des détails originaux et recherchés. Ils dessinent la silhouette des femmes de villes qui aiment mettre en avant leur féminité et leur élégance à la française.

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Looking for a dress that’s appropriate for a blind date that Capo Joe set up for you? This My Tribe Knit A Line Dress should do the trick. The cuffed sleeves give it that feminine flowing feel, while the A-Line ribbed style gives off a subtle hint of your curves featured underneath. Wear it with tights and boots or heels for some wine and cheese. Note that label may say My Tribe, 555, or Soft Surroundings–they are all made by My Tribe. $27.

Sophisticated and bohemian all at the same time, the Papillon Cut Work Elastic Top is perfect to pair with jeans and some flat sandals. Keep it simple–the flower motif with cutouts give dimension, and scalloped edges throughout give the top added character. $28.


Grayce by Molly Sims the Collection is a sophisticated mix of vintage and modern designs that look fabulous worn alone or layered together, as is Molly’s way. The collection is influenced by a number of inspirations and experiences–the effortless style of icons like Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, art deco design of the 1920s, the sexy sophistication of the 1960’s, her travels around the world, and her friends and family. True to Molly’s personality and style, Grayce by Molly Sims is imbued with retro touches, understated glamour and approachable femininity. Prices start at $37.

Founded in 2006, Yes To is a consumer-inspired line of hair and skin products born out of a desire to make you look and feel your most happy and radiant. Yes To combines high-quality organic fruits and vegetables with a special mineral elixir derived from the Dead Sea to nourish and hydrate naturally. Not only does Yes To offer this incredible quality at a very accessible, guilt-free price, but a portion of all proceeds is dedicated to the Yes To Carrots™ Seed Fund, a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization helping to make a difference in people’s lives through sustainable agriculture. These products are going on my Christmas gift list (only 4 months from today). $6.99 to $16.99! Great bargains and packaging that allows for dividing the booty among several stockings.

Joe’s Jeans are the creation of Joe Dahan, the eponymous brand’s founder. His easy going nature surprisingly belies his cutting edge creativity. Each season continuously evolving and expanding. Always modernizing classic wardrobe staples – everything from The Jean, The Pant, The Shirt, The Legging, The Tee, The Shoe, The Bag and The Belt…Joe’s can simply be defined as classic chic. Each design is confident, sexy, a pure distillation of fashion. I’ll be reviewing a pair of these jeans in the near future and I’ll let you know if the brand is worth the bucks.

H. Potter strives for quality. All of their products are propriety designs. There are a lot of garden and outdoor décor manufacturers out there, but do they really know gardening and outdoor décor? Anyone can make and sell a substandard trellis or gazebo. But it takes an expert like H. Potter to design, produce, and sell a quality product. At H. Potter our talented designers along with effective manufacturing and marketing techniques bring you high quality products at a fair price. I love the mercury glass pieces–especially this candle holders. They’re sold separately, but all three are only $14.


ideeli;s looking forward to fall with a great lineup of fashion pieces. And any fashion lover that’s ever been to Milan will tell you that taking a stroll through the Via Monte Napoloene shopping district (or “Montenapo,” as the locals call it) is a must for the people watching alone. It’s a parade of chicly dressed women, each more stunningly pulled together than the next. This is where Italian designer Tiziana Cervasio got inspiration for her recently launched collection of perfectly wearable separates: cinch-waist sweater dresses, cool little jackets, cowl-neck sweaters, ruffle-hem tunics. Each and every piece has the feel of something you could thoughtlessly toss on in the morning, but looks like you had your outfit planned for days. Finally, we know the secret of flawlessly pulled-together Italian fashion: Tiziana Cervasio. Prices for this event start at $39.

Inspired by the bold fashions of Parisian women, designer Vanessa Lee created a line of ready-to-wear that works perfectly with your current wardrobe to add a dose of attitude and vibrant flair—or “Edited Luxury,” as the label’s tag line terms it. From tiered dresses that put a modern spin on Studio 54 style to cutaway halters that update your favorite jeans, every Blaque Label creation provides just the right dose of flash without the fuss. Prices start at a mere $28! My pick is this studded, 3/4 sleeve jacket!

Forget the usual frump factor when it comes to sweater dressing—Sweet Romeo’s sweaters are something more sensual and sophisticated. Feminine, playful, and cleanly tailored, Sweet Romeo serenades your style with flirty ruffles, gauzy fabrics, and soft hues. These pieces are also as sturdy as they are sexy, made to withstand even the most rigorous wear. Or, you can just kick back and curl up next to the fireplace with your other sweet Romeo. Most pieces priced under $30 with prices starting at only $24!


Inspired by the sights and sounds of his native India, Chaudry sought to bring the mysticism and energy of the East to the West. Chaudry infused both his Western and Eastern experiences into the chaudry label to create a line of women’s fashion that serves the modern woman with bohemian chic designs. Chaudry’s imagination and creativity has launched chaudry to the forefront of the women’s fashion world with the latest in contemporary trendsetting apparel and accessories. $33 to $69.

Paris Hilton has now released a set of lovely Watches for Men and Women. Check out the beatiful range of watches, the of which retail for $40-100. Paris Hilton watches are affordable for everyone! I’m not a big fan of Paris herself, but I’m a big fan of her fashion!

Pinko Polly, recently brought from Italy to the U.S., got a good reaction from boutiques on the East and West Coasts. Pinko Polly Firenze maintained their design studio in hart of Italian Artizan work Florence Italy and continued to use the best of Italian leather accessories and craftsmanship. Currently they produce their collection in Italy as well as LA. $69 to $148.

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BUTCH & harold were the imaginary childhood canine companions of sister team Michele and Ariane Gold. It only seems appropriate that the Gold sisters’ imaginative line of peel-and-stick artwork be named after them. With a chic, urban design aesthetic, these lively reusable decals offer an installation-free approach to decorating, with effortless changes of heart and venue built in. This selection of artwork, white boards and picture frames go up without framing, hooks or hammers, and can be peeled off and placed elsewhere without leaving a trace or a scar. The sets are only $12! I have a set of these and they are one of my all-time favorite finds!

A gorgeous marriage of a photo album and a guest book, Adesso Albums were inspired by a breathtaking leatherbound scrapbook of snapshots and inscriptions at a romantic Florentine wedding. There was only one drawback to that glorious inspirational volume: the lumps, bumps, and ugly, time-consuming tape used to affix the photos. Beautifully bound in custom-dyed Japanese book cloth, Adesso Albums sidestep this flaw with special frames that hold the photos in place—no glue, tape, plastic or corners—with plenty of room around them for handwritten sentiments. We’re thrilled to bring you this simple, sophisticated selection, and an array of complementary slipcases to house them in. Albums start at $29! Love these for a gift or for a way of compelling yourself to tackle that daunting task of organizing that shoe box full of photographs!


Expertly crafted, organic, man-made pearls imported from Spain were first made on the island of Majorca over a century ago. Each Joie de Majorca pearl is hand polished for superior luster. The strictly controlled manufacturing process results in pearls that are resistant to discoloration, chipping, or peeling. Whether you’re going for classic Jackie O. or a sumptuous, layered look, these are the perfect pearls. Gray is a hot color for fall, and this bracelet would look great with a tailored business suit or jeans and a white blouse. I love that the bracelets are 8” so they will be a great fit for most women. $43.

Martine Wester handbags exude a carefree-yet-savvy style perfect for an everyday accent. I don’t usually go for a clutch, but this one caught my eye. Crafted in tan canvas, the “Shine” clutch has an easy-going vibe perfect for those quick errands about town. It features several inner pockets for go-to items and a unique removable kiss lock purse compartment that attaches to the inside. $60.

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American Apparel History 101: Way back in prehistoric times (1987 to be exact), eccentric entrepreneur Dov Charney set out to create responsibly manufactured clothing in Los Angeles. He did that and much, much more: American Apparel now operates the largest garment factory in the U.S., and has singlehandedly transformed once-lowly basics into ubiquitous cornerstones for cool wardrobes. I love this dress at $20. Buy any 3 items and get free standard shipping!

The Mini Social

From the city to the beach, Italian-made Superga styles are easy to wear and designed to dress up casual sportswear. Shop now for boys and girls styles at only $25.

Head back to school with these fun, hip designs from Whoops Bunny. Shop for backpacks, messenger bags (there’s a more feminine version of the one pictured), lunch boxes, pencils and more–everything you need to send your little ones off in style. Prices range from $3.50 to $12.

Super soft cotton and the sweetest prints–these newborn essentials from Coccoli are now up to 60% off. Shop for bodysuits, onesies (especially those darling skirted ones), blankets and even an assortment of loungewear for toddlers. Prices range from $8 to $14.

Elephantito is a luxury brand known for their impeccable style and outstanding craftsmanship. Shop for stylish sun dresses, bloomers and feminine tennis shoes at must-have prices. This little bloomer is too stinking cute! I just love it!


Created by stylists in Barcelona, the Sophie Catalou Girls collection includes sophisticated, cosmopolitan apparel for your budding fashionista. Let the exclusive prints, retro designs and soft fabrics in this line keep your little on looking and feeling fabulously stylish! I love this dress and think it’s picture perfect for that holiday portrait. Prices range from $19.99 to $36.

The Sophie Catalou Infant collection includes coordinating cosmopolitan apparel and bedding. Bundling up your little one in this line of exclusive prints, retro designs and soft fabrics will surely keep them cozy and stylish! Prices start at $7.50.

From puzzles for precocious kids to toys for curious toddlers, Melissa and Doug are committed to making the best in educational products that will provide your kids with learning and fun for years to come! Melissa and Doug products make great birthday gifts, Christmas presents and other any holiday gifts for boys and girls of all ages! Prices start at $14.


Pluie pluie! (That means “rain, rain!” in French.) Whatever language they speak your little ones will soon be shouting for rain everyday—so they can puddle jump in their adorable Pluie Pluie rain gear. Buggy boots, umbrellas raining lollipops, raincoats with pretty flower power, candy-colored-stripe hats … your kids will love suiting up for showers with this whimsical European-styled line. Prices start at $8.99. I just love these designs and so would any little kid!

Diapees & Wipees is a unique bag designed for trendy moms that won’t trade fashion for function. What makes this bag so unique and unlike traditional diaper bags is that it’s designed specifically to hold a travel pack of wipes and two to four diapers. Use Diapees & Wipees with your diaper bag or your designer handbag, and when you want to lighten your load, just grab it and go! $8.99—great baby shower gift!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy holiday bargain! This heirloom quality dress is only $19.99!The smocking we all love is back with Jayne Copeland’s collection of precious holiday dresses, rompers, and shortalls! The high quality fabrics and attention to detail keep parents asking for more. The items offered in this event feature a range of holiday looks that will be a hit among the relatives. Not to mention, classic styles that will make great hand-me-downs for years to come! These are selling quickly!

Beehave Clothing is a unique children’s clothing line that evokes sweetness in your child. It might have to do with their secret recipe: comfy cotton dipped in delicious prints sprinkled with flowers and polka dots, topped with adorable appliqués! Warning: Time-out mat might get dusty from child’s constant good behavior. Who knew beehaving could be so much fun? I love everything in this collection. Prices start at $12.99!

You’re a star, Baby! Baby Star creates snuggly, stylish bodysuits, gowns, pants, kimono sets, bath sets and more for the new little star of your family. That’s splendid news for design-savvy parents and comfort-craving tots. Mostly made of eco-friendly organic cotton and soy, Baby Star products are also good for Momma Earth. Prices start at $10.99.

Because your little one is so incredibly special and unique, Uncommonly Cute tees and bodysuits are perfect for their individual personality. Originally founded in 2004, Uncommonly Cute specializes in making sure your individual little people have little individual clothes that match their personality. Sure to delight the socially conscious moms, all the clothes are made in sweatshop-free studios!

And now a little something for mom (and dad) . . . Honeydew Intimates is a collection of undergarments as sweet as the fruit itself! They broke barriers in the lingerie industry by creating sexy yet wholesome undergarments. Honeydew offers vivid hues, cute prints, unique boy shorts and frilly panties – all of which are super soft and sultry. Feel great in their distinct blend of comfort, quality, inimitable style, and affordability! Prices range from $6.99 to $19.99! Be sure to check out the bralette and matching boy shorts.

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