Amidst tan and green hues, guests nestle into pedicure thrones or rest arms atop manicure stations while Happy Nails & Massage technicians enhance fingers and toes with mani-pedis, acrylics, or Shellac. Inside a private treatment room, waxing specialists remove unwanted hair and drawn-on mustaches or loosen tight muscles with reflexology massages.
Baby & Belly and Hopscotch occupies a prodigious storefront loaded with a cache of wares for babies, children, and expecting mothers. Founded by two sisters looking to stay in vogue with buns in the oven, the originally modest shop has expanded with the demand for dapper matriarchal duds. Expectant fashionistas can sift through flattering and current attire by Olian Maternity and Michael Stars ($20-$150). Couture devotees with fully cooked baked goods can pick up a classy diaper bag ($80–$350) or children's clothing by labels such as Baby Lulu and Tooby Doo.
Zaggora's founder Dessi was scrambling. She needed to lose a little weight before her wedding, but none of the weight loss products she used seem to move the needle. Eventually, she took matters into her own hands, inventing her own effective method for slimming down. Zaggora's multi-layer capris, tops, shorts, and blazers put the heat naturally emitted by the body during exercise to work burning more calories. A 2012?2013 study conducted by ETScience at University of Southern California showed users wearing Zaggora used less energy to achieve high cardio levels and burned anywhere from 6?18% more calories and than those wearing standard exercise clothing.
Made from a comfortable bioceramic material, the shorts' ThermoFit technology smoothes thighs and other dimple-prone areas by warming body tissues and increasing their metabolic rate. This process boosts energy expenditure before and after exercise, and aids in eliminating cellulite-causing toxins.
CafePress is an online hub of inventive, humorous, and customizable clothing and gifts. Clients browse a galaxy of designs uploaded by users, whose most popular images rise to the site's front page. For a sense of scale, the online emporium posts an average of 135,000 new designs each week, keeping the selection fresh so no one has to buy an expired, sour-smelling shirt. Clients may also use CafePress's intuitive design tool to emblazon hoodies, jewelry, mugs, calendars, and museum-quality canvases with their own text or images. Thanks to an iron-clad guarantee of satisfaction, CafePress's clients can shop with the confidence of an invisible knight in a forest of giant eyeballs. Its smooth browsing system, simple design interface, and speedy shipping make the site an ideal destination for gift shopping.
JammyPacks pair bags and backpacks decked in more than 20 eye-catching patterns with a set of water-resistant, 3-watt speakers that transmit iPod and MP3 tunes on the go. A USB-charged, AA-battery box delivers up to 10 hours of sound to runners, dancers, and highwaymen on the lam through a 3.5-millimeter, gold-jack connection, enlivening social gatherings and athletic pursuits with bumping grooves. Both JammyPacks and backpacks feature quality JP zippers and removable electronic components for easy machine washing. A 600-denier woven fabric wraps each pack and prevents rips and tears during active endeavors set to music, such as bringing the cat to karaoke.
One of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2010, Livemocha opens the door to multilingual mastery thanks to comprehensive lessons and a helpful online community that has grown to more than 15 million people. Through programs such as the popular Active course, students work to build conversational fluency in one of 38 languages, from French to Urdu. Courses include proven educational content from publishers such as HarperCollins. Cultural notes and practice with native speakers help students grasp conversational subtleties, such as the difference between a Spanish trill and the mating call of a blue jay.