Beauty Society's medical-grade skincare and makeup products renew and glamorize feminine façades, earning them a feature on San Antonio Living. Within the plush magenta Beauty Bar, browsers can peruse sleek display cases and consult over an ultramodern translucent bar, where beauty mavens stay on hand for tips and guitar lessons. Skincare products such as Liquid Luxury nourish skin suits with a hydrating blend of vitamins and botanical oils ($26.50) and the Crystal Ball microdermabrasion treatment buffs dead skin and age marks away with pumice crystals and green-tea extract ($34.50). Beauty Society's makeup line adds a finishing polish to newly buffed exteriors with eyebrow-enhancing Brow Doctor gel ($28) and Incognito concealer for painting over revealing emotions with an inscrutable layer of poker face ($12).
Besides hanging a family portrait over the mantel, most folks share and look at photos on the Internet. Digital cameras and social media have made photography even easier than the last technological advance, the "Say cheese!" method, but there's something missing?namely, a sense of occasion. A link to a Facebook image of your grandmother as a young woman will never carry the same weight as holding the photograph itself.
That's where MailPix comes in. Its graphic designers transform digital photos into stunning keepsakes, including gallery-wrapped canvas prints or metallic panels that give snapshots the look of museum-quality photographs. For people who'd like to snuggle with or drink from their photos, MailPix can turn images into high-quality blankets, iPad cases, or coffee mugs.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
As a certified personal trainer for women and recent nominee for the Women in Business Award by the Orange County Business Journal, Rhiannan Nichole knows firsthand the benefits of working out. It wasn't until she started teaching pole-dancing classes, however, that she realized exercise can also induce inner change and empowerment. By blending challenging tricks with sensual movements in her own personal dance style, she works to help students feel more confident about their bodies, regardless of their age, shape, or fitness level. Along with fellow instructors, she leads seven classes, each of which centers on objectives rather than difficulty or government-mandated sweat quota. Rhiannan's vertical abilities have not only helped other women discover their inner vixens but have made her a fierce competitor in the California Pole Dance Championships and have even earned her a feature on the Pocket Pole iPhone application.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.