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Used this easily. Nice UI. Does a ton of other functions that seem useful. I'll have to remember to come back to this site.
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At midnight last night I decided that I really needed a shower spray that wouldn't smell like Windex / chemicals. Having read about Soap.com here, I went there to see what the fuss was about. I was able to order a better shower spray, and in order to get free shipping, I ordered a couple other items (vitamins and lotion). The process was quick, and when I woke up this morning I'd gotten a message from Soap letting me know that the items had shipped. Okay, I thought. I glanced at the shipper and saw it was a company called "Laser Ship". I've never heard of that and felt a little bit uneasy for a bit. However, the other reviews I'd read here allowed me to ignore that discomfort. I got home from work just now, and who should ring my doorbell? A Laser Ship delivery man with my Soap.com package. That literally took about 16 hours. Amazing.
I discovered the Improvd line from a MyHabit sale, and it was love at first viewing. Different shades of grays, blacks, and darker hues of colors...soft cotton or jersey fabrics blended with mesh...draping, cowl necks, subtle asymmetry...slightly avant-garde...most importantly patternless and simple. All elements that I value in my clothes. I bought a couple pieces from the MyHabit sale but continue to monitor for deals on their stuff through the flash sale sites and places like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth.
Smashbox is probably my favorite line of cosmetics right now. I use their eye shadows, eyebrow tech (which is something I can't do without), lipsticks and lip liners / pencils. The shadow trios are a great combo and allows me to apply without needing to think about which colors go best together. The products for the lips go on smoothly and provide moisture at the same time. I haven't felt the need to change anything up thus far. I only wish their stuff would last a little longer during the day so that I wouldn't have to retouch. However, that might be expecting for a miracle.
Shadow G. beat me to reviewing this site, but I thought I should give it some props. Brainpop, though it comes with a heavy pricetag, is a jewel for any teacher. Brainpop has an immense collection of short educational videos (cartoon style, narrated by Tim and Moby (a robot)) ranging from science to math to social studies to language. I've been able to find more than 1 video on any topic in which I'm focusing in my classroom. The videos come with a pre-tests/practice quizzes and final quizzes, in order to evaluate what the students have been able to get from the videos. I always supplement these videos with interactive / hands-on lessons. The only downside to Brainpop is that it's fairly expensive, though there are lots of free videos available. If purchased for a school, it's a drop in the bucket. Brainpop is also available in Spanish!
I'm not exactly a hypochondriac but I am a bit of a worrywart. So whenever I feel under the weather, you can bet that I'll be googling the symptoms while contemplating my life with [whatever life-threatening illness you can think of]. WebMD has been okay, but I don't find that it really puts me at ease. If anything, it makes me even more paranoid. Freemd.com is a pretty new website, I *think*, that allows you to interact with it to enter your symptoms and have the program spit out what it thinks might be wrong and what your options are in dealing with it. There are a handful of check-ups, also, that allow you to answer questions and get the doctor's analysis of whether or not you have said condition and what you should do about it (for example, see a doctor or go to an emergency room immediately). The website is really pretty nicely designed, easy to follow and has a multi-sensory element of a corresponding video of the doctor in charge.
I looked at this website as a way to get ideas for an apartment that's less than 300 square feet. Unfortunately it doesn't help so much with that - rather it's about making over apartments - turning nice ones into NoICE ones (not sure how to spell that the way I'm saying it). Still pretty addicting and small ideas can be taken from it here and there...
My friend Judy introduced me to this website tonight, and it was basically love at first sight. The idea is that you have your own virtual pinboard (or corkboard) and, with the Pinterest application, can pin any picture to your board that you please. The board goes on forever, for as much space as you need. You can have different boards for different interests. Your friends/strangers can repin the image, comment and like whatever you pin. You can peruse strangers' pinboards and find cute new outfits or exciting ideas for hobbies or your home. The site is by invitation only, and apparently it takes time to be invited -- I find that a bit heavy-handed, but it won't stop me from jumping up and down when I get my invite...
Amazon.com - what more can I say about it that hasn't been said already? I've been buying items from Amazon since 2003 and have never, not once, had a negative experience. I realize that now, with the various sellers, there's some more risk, but I tend to avoid those and go straight for the items sold by Amazon. And now that I own a Kindle.
If you teach boys or know any boys at all, you'll need to familiarize yourself with legos. My students, from the youngest to the oldest, have always loved Legos, and as an educator, I see a ton of benefits in their use/play - development of: motor skills, creativity, motor and cognitive planning, visual spatial skills, etc. Not to mention the relationship skills involved - sharing ideas and pieces, planning out the play with peers, etc.

The lego online store is pretty amazing -- a veritable wonderland for any boy or girl. I do think that I could find many of these sets elsewhere for cheaper (I've found a good many at places like TJ Maxx) but for the special, harder to find stuff, go here!
A few months ago I ordered for my parents a Nespresso Citiz machine from Williams Sonoma. It was all easy, and when I had a question about the machine, the customer service folks were great in responding. I do enjoy perusing the website for slick-looking kitchen gadgets that I'll never be able to afford.
I use Kiehl's lipbalm religiously - it's mild and moisturizes better than Chapstick or any other commercial brands. I keep tubs of it in various hotspots at home and in my car. When I get close to running out, I hop on kiehls.com and order myself a couple more.
I'm a Longhorn at heart, having graduated from the University of Texas years ago. We Longhorns are crazy devoted to our school and teams - it doesn't hurt that we perform pretty well across many sports. As a way to indoctrinate my family, I make sure there's a decent amount of burnt orange in the house - apparel, pillows, cups, etc. Longhorns Ltd. offers up a pretty good selection of items - the clearance things aren't usually the best, of course, but sometimes you can find a gem.
I recently had to retire my Dell and exchange it for something lighter weight. After some research and much accidental ignoring of some people's advice, I settled on a Sony Vaio. The Sony website could be better organized - one day I could find the laptop I wanted, but the next day I needed to do some serious sleuthing to get to the same location. Finally when I did go through with the purchase, though, things went smoothly. Sony updated me on the whereabouts of my laptop, and delivery was relatively fast (as compared to Dell, which took, in the past, a month). I'm very happy with my Vaio (though the sound system is nothing compared to Dell's), and after I deleted all the bloatware, the transition time to becoming accustomed to this new machine was next to nothing.
I wrote a review for JackSpade.com recently so I thought I should write one for KateSpade.com as well. After all, I actually did buy a buy from that site. I'm a sucker for simplicity, and after a long, drawn-out hunt for the perfect plain black Kate Spade handbag at local retailers, I settled on getting it directly from katespade.com. A step up from the Jack Spade website, Katespade.com offers views inside the bags, zooming ability, and details that are needed to make your decision. In the end, I was happy with my bag, it came promptly and with a cute cover bag to keep it clean and safe when I'm not using it.
I'm a huge fan of Russell Simmons's Def Poetry. Huge. So huge that I had to get all the volumes, and the only place I could think to do it was at hbo.com. In comparing prices, though, I figured out that I could get the DVDs at Amazon for a little cheaper. Not sure who would buy straight from Hbo.com if you can just buy the same thing more cheaply at Amazon.
Rather than weeding through Youtube videos or relying on the latest virals, go to Wimp. On the recommendation of another SiteJabber user Ron, I went there and was pleasantly surprised. Short homemade videos showing glimpses of life.
Quicktime, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player - Nein!

I will only use VLC to play DVDs / video on my laptop. First of all, VLC is free. Second of all, it's not slow like Quicktime. Thirdly, it's not selective in what it wants to play the way Windows Media Player is - WMP says oh no, I want to play this psychedelic movement instead of the movie you're watching. Oh okay. I'd love to listen to scenes from Alfred Hitchcock films accompanied by psychedelic movement. That's quite fitting. Lastly, it's not buggy and doesn't totally ruin things the way that Real Player does.

Going into Target isn't always the best decision to make when a girl's in the mood to buy. To avoid buyer's remorse, I buy what I need, which are usually Boots lipsticks, from target.com. I've read bad experiences that other consumers have had, which makes me avoid other types of purchases online.

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