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Polaroid Pogo: a must give; Diamonds, buy with caution

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Ultimate Gift Guide--Polaroid PoGo, a Must Give; buying diamonds online
Okay it's almost September and really time to get a leg up on holiday  shopping which you can do by checking out my annual gift guide entries.  This one features the new Polaroid PoGo portable printer, a nifty one-stop-shopping website (www.suburbanriot.com) and a Q&A on how not to get ripped off buying diamonds.For starters here's one for every digital camera buff, it's really nifty. Lets you print photos on the road, at home or wherever you are instantly. Works great--just tried it out. Anyhow it's called the Polaroid PoGo--abbreviated or Polaroid-on-the-go--a  pocket-sized, inkless digital photo printer that produces full-color photos wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and via PictBridge from digital cameras.  It was really amazed how easy it was to use with my Canon PowerShotA530--I thought I was going to fumble and stumble, but just shot a photo, clicked on menu, clicked on print…

Patti's Ultimate Holiday gift guide

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Patti's  Annual Holiday Guide To Nifty, Outside the Box Gift Ideas  UPDATED AUGUST 25, 2008 The weather outside may be sizzling, especially if you live in the east, but it's never too early to start shopping for Christmas and just thinking about Yule time can make you feel cooler. FYI:  most of these products come from ideas pitched to me by savvy public relations people who understand that this guide is about exciting, interesting gifts, outside the usual box type items (with a couple of exceptions). Anyhow, one company told me about a personalized baseball bat. Well being an avid Yankee fan and having hit a few balls in my time, I was very excited about it and ordered a bat. It came and dudes and dudettes, it's soooooo cool. It's a numbered 125 Louisville Slugger powerized bat with my full name on it along with a Yankee logo. I mean is this a great gift any baseball enthusiast on your list will love. It's only $57 to $87 at www.sluggergifts.com.I just died and went…

Dressed up to drink Little Black Dress Wines

Just had to tell  you about a relatively new group of wines called Little Black Dress Wines. Had their Chard last night and it rocks with subtle but loud bursts of fruit, oak and citrus. They also have a Merlot, Pinot Grigio and a Pinot Noir,  each make great gifsts to give your female friends, or at $9.99 a bottle, for everyday consumption. Trust me when I say the Chard is great, I am a major Chardonnay critic. It's my favorite flavor and needs to be big, round, good  and this one is. www.lbdwines.com. Also check out my review on www.thediningdiva.wordpress.com.

Gifts that go outside the box

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Patti's  Annual Holiday Guide To Nifty, Outside the Box Gift Ideas  UPDATED AUGUST 23, 2008 The weather outside may be sizzling, especially if you live in the east, but it's never too early to start shopping for Christmas and just thinking about Yule time can make you feel cooler. FYI:  most of these products come from ideas pitched to me by savvy public relations people who understand that this guide is about exciting, interesting gifts, outside the usual box type items (with a couple of exceptions). Anyhow, one company told me about a personalized baseball bat. Well being an avid Yankee fan and having hit a few balls in my time, I was very excited about it and ordered a bat. It came and dudes and dudettes, it's soooooo cool. It's a numbered 125 Louisville Slugger powerized bat with my full name on it along with a Yankee logo. I mean is this a great gift any baseball enthusiast on your list will love. It's only $57 to $87 at www.sluggergifts.com.I just died and went…

Hot Products Alert--from head to toe literally

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UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2008 In my relentless pursuit  of more efficacious products I recently tested a batch of exceptional  head to toe essentials that I just had to share. The biggest surprise was the PedEgg--an amazing tool that removes callouses and dry skin. I tested it on my husband's and my feet. It was amazing. My feet are in the worse shape, I hate to admit, especially callouses on my big toe. Well the PedEgg practically removed the entire callous in one short session. Even Consumer Reports has raved about this invention. It's cheaper than a pedicure and actually more effective than most. And only about $10 at Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS or Sally Beauty Supply.Check it out a www.PedEgg.com or www.TeleBrands.com. It also makes a great stocking stuffer or anytime gift for men and women (see my gift guide below).I also recommend  Nikkel Holistic SkincareMicrodermabrasion Kit for In-Home Use and Hair Play Custom Blend Set & Seal. Let's start…

Scents, Skin Savers, Nail PolishYou Must Have

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The Scent of Celebrities: I am Perfumes from Danica Wow, what scents..  I just received samples of a wonderful collection of  floral, fresh, clean and sexy scents (Jasmine, honey, guava, green apple and other good fruits and botanicals)  from I am Perfumes from Danica Aromatics--I love them all--and so apparently do celebs such as Rebecca Romjin, Rene Zellweger, Britney, Christina, Jessica Lange, Rachel Leigh Cook, Selma Hayek and more...the heady,but subtle scents were created to produce "positive messages" with names like I am Passion, I am Wild, I am Me, I am Good--well you get the picture. They even come in travel size roll-ons (.33 ounce for $29) and full size 1.7 oz for $65. Check it out at www.iamdanica.com I wrote about a product release back in June which I have been using faithfully and can honestly say it works and may indeed be the fountain of youth in a jar. It's appropriately called  Y.e.S. cosmetics (Young Essential Skincare) and it works to retexture and re…