Spice up your Winter workouts with a chair. Yes, a chair. It's the only prop you need to work your entire body, and we're certain you have a stable chair to test out these moves from Madonna's trainer Nicole Winhoffer. This is a no-excuses, do-anywhere workout that will get your heart rate up and tone your abs, legs, arms, and back. Watch this video to learn four fun moves straight from the Addicted to Sweat DVDs created for Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness Clubs.
Many clothing lines eventually expand their brands into makeup and perfume, but it's unusual to see a makeup brand start designing clothes. That's what Walmart appears to be doing with Hard Candy, the beloved '90s makeup brand that it brought back to mass distribution in 2009. Walmart spokespeople won't confirm (or deny) the reports to WWD, but such an expansion would be a unique experiment in reverse engineering.
I think I'd be on board with a Benefit accessories line (charm bracelets and cute printed silk scarves, maybe?) or some hoodies and cute sneakers from DuWop, but that's because they already have cool packaging and a fashion-forward aesthetic. Hard Candy, on the other hand, was only recently resurrected, and it's not clear whether the brand image it used to have is even intact. Do you think this will work for them, and would you even like a fashion line made by your favorite makeup brand?
The iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch were made to quickly respond to your finger's touch . . . so why mess with a good thing, right? Well, maybe. Check out the Hard Candy iPad Stylus ($35), part stylus, part pen, all class. One side of the stylus is made to use with your iPad or iPhone, the other side is a high-quality refillable pen. It's a hefty weight and finished in lustrous chrome.
I can't imagine needing a stylus to operate my iPhone, much less one that weighs as much as my handset. But it could be useful for certain iPad applications, especially if you use your iPad for professional use. What do you think?
The cases, which are made with a rubberized outer shell in three colors, come with an opening for a rear-facing camera. There are no details or specs about the fourth-generation iPod itself in Hard Candy's press release (like if there's an accompanying forward-facing camera as well), but it seems the company is pretty confident that the latest camera-enabled iPod Touch will make an appearance at tomorrow's press conference. The cases will be ready to ship on Sept. 15.
Had enough iPhone 4 cases yet? Me neither! Good news is, you'll have enough variety to cover your iPhone 4 every day of the week in a new 'fit and help maintain its cellular reception. It's a win-win situation here. We've already featured Hard Candy Bubble Slider cases here, but I couldn't help but share the latest Chrome Collection ($35) that brings a touch of glam to your new tech toy.
Available now, the bubble sliders come in silver, gold, and black' keep things nice and trim; but still allow you to keep your shiny iPhone 4 in pristine condition. Just don't, you know . . . drop it before your case arrives.
I have a friend who says there are two types of people: those who have the patience to suck on a piece of hard candy until it's gone, and those who bite into it midway through. (Almost as pressing as the great over/under TP debate!)
As much as I'd like to say I'm patient, I usually chomp down about halfway in. How about you?
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Things you need to think about after you win the 64GB iPad giveaway: protection. And I don't mean protection with wings. Newcomer to the Apple accessory arena, Hard Candy is hitting the ground running at this year's MacWorld by arming themselves with the first hard-shelled iPad cases to hit the market. Coming in a range of colors and designs, the Hard Candy cases, sleeves, and skins will protect your new gadget from abuse, while keeping things on the up and up, style-wise.
The cases, which are slated to hit shelves alongside the iPad in March, feature shock-absorbing bumpers (protecting the corners from dents), and screen covers to keep your iPad from getting scratched. Prices start at $35 for skins, and $45 for shells and sleeves. I'll get a closer look when I hit the MacWorld expo floor, so stay tuned for a review!
It's been a few months since Hard Candy shaved prices on its cosmetics, but the brand is again chopping 75% off its glosses, eye shadows, bronzers, and more. It's a great deal, especially if you're looking for affordable and adorable stocking stuffers. A lot of the brand's offerings are too young for me, but my 16-year-old niece — make that 17, it's her birthday today! — would love the pastel-heavy picks. Have a look at some of the bargains, including this gigantic bronzer.
Here's a sweet-and-sour deal: Hard Candy is shaving 75 percent off everything. That means you can score palettes for a pittance and lipsticks for little lucre. (We're talking nine shades of eye shadow for $5.50, folks.) The unfortunate part, though, is that the company is more or less shutting down. So if you absolutely can't live without your Hard Candy, shop now while you still can.
Big thanks go out to Arias101, who tipped me off on this Hard Candy sale. Not only is Sephora slashing prices on its stock of Bourjois, the price tags are falling on Hard Candy. At less than $6 for a lip gloss, it's pretty affordable. Check out the eye shadow palettes, too, which give you nine colors for $11. If you ever wanted to get in touch with your flirtier, more colorful side, this is the time to do it and save!