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ShopSmart lists Money-Saving Fixes to Make Makeup Last Longer

 

Experts dish out tips and advice on how to get the most from makeup favorites

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – There’s no reason to send a broken lipstick or cracked eye shadow into the garbage.

To help prolong the life of pricey beauty products and repair those that have broken, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, pulled together expert tips and advice on how to keep cosmetics, hair tools and makeup applicators from meeting an untimely end. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart releases Best Boxed Chocolates list

 

Valentine’s Day sweets worth the splurge

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – When it comes to chocolate, the good stuff doesn’t come cheap.  The March 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features its annual list of the best boxed chocolates based on results from its in-house expert taste-tests.

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ShopSmart lists Best and Worst Products of the Year

 

The winners and losers from more than 3,300 products tested in 2013

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceeds expectations.

The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights dozens of products in six categories – cleaning and home improvement, food and wine, cooking and food prep, electronics, everyday products, and cars – that stood out in tests and identifies fifteen that weren’t up to par. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart’s Favorite New Tools for Bargain Lovers

 

Online Sites that will save shoppers time, money and aggravation this holiday season; Plus, five new shopping apps worth trying

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NYWith the holiday season just around the corner, now’s the time to develop a savings strategy for purchases. The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, showcases new online sites and apps that make shopping faster, easier, and more fun while saving money, and these services are free! «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Uncovers The Six Top Kitchen Dangers

 

Simple tips for staying safe and preventing injuries

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Absent-minded mistakes in the kitchen cause many  cuts, burns, and other injuries.  The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies the kitchen products that cause the most harm and simple ways to avoid them.

“It’s easy to make a mistake in the kitchen when you’re in a rush or in a post-workday haze,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “But there are simple things you can do to avoid landing in the hospital.” «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Puts Fast Clothing Fixes to the Test

 

Not all TV gadgets solve fashion jams.  One gadget worth a go; four products to skip.

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Many TV products claim to be quick-fix solutions for wardrobe malfunctions – but will they really bail shoppers out of last-minute fashion jams?

The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights findings from its test of five fast clothing fixes –  finding only one worth a try – and other pro tricks to try in a pinch that can combat lint, blouse gaps, hems and more. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart gives Five Ways to Refresh a Car after Summer Travel

 

Tips that will make vehicles shine inside and out; plus, the best cleaning tools

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Summer road trips can be taxing on a vehicle’s interior – cup holders and crevices are likely soiled with dust and dirt.

The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies five ways consumers can give their car a makeover without spending a fortune and the best tools for making it shine. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart’s Secrets for Saving Even More at Discount Stores

 

How to score apparel, accessories, and more at the best prices; plus, bargain hot spots

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NYShoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more.

The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets for getting the best deals on clothing, accessories and more at Kohl’s, JCPenney, H&M, Target, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and reveals six bargain hot spots and the best things to buy there. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Decodes Tricky Food Labels

 

What those health claims on food and beverage really mean; plus, those consumers can trust

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – The package says “heart healthy,” “reduces cholesterol,” or “maintains digestive health.”  But what do these food labels really mean?  The full report on tricky food labels is available in the September 2013 issue of ShopSmart.

“Promises of better health, weight-loss and more can be enticing, but claims can be misleading and you may not be doing yourself any favors buying foods that make these types of promises,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart lists Six Surprising Home Hazards

 

Appliances that are most likely to start a fire; Plus, ways consumers can protect themselves

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – An alarming number of appliance fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error.

The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies six appliances that cause the most fires and tips on how to minimize the risk. «Read the rest of this article»

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