Investigation warns of bogus ‘natural’ beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products
Yonkers, NY – Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy.
The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to avoid, and more. «Read the rest of this article»
Low-cost & no-cost fixes for overstuffed closets; Plus the best DIY closet systems
Yonkers, NY - Those looking to tame an out-of-control closet or for smart ways to store clothes may already have the tools they need handy. The June 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than two dozen fixes for disorganized closets for $25.00 or less – and some of solutions may cost nothing at all.
The feature also identifies four great do-it-yourself closet systems that cost a lot less than ones installed by professionals. «Read the rest of this article»
America’s bargain-hunting habits: What shoppers will and won’t do to save a buck
Yonkers, NY - You might already be a pretty shopping-savvy saver, and we’re not encouraging you to become a crazy-coupon lady, but there’s no reason you can’t save even more by checking out the lengths to which other bargain-hungry shoppers will (or won’t) go for a great deal. «Read the rest of this article»
Experts dish out tips and advice on how to get the most from makeup favorites
Yonkers, 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»
Valentine’s Day sweets worth the splurge
Yonkers, 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.
The winners and losers from more than 3,300 products tested in 2013
Yonkers, 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»
Amazon.com beat the competition in price scan of everyday hair-removal products; CVS often had the highest prices on razors, blades, creams and more
Yonkers, NY – Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be.
The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal items that most of the time found Amazon.com had the lowest prices on products from well-known brands. The full report is also available online. «Read the rest of this article»
Online Sites that will save shoppers time, money and aggravation this holiday season; Plus, five new shopping apps worth trying
Yonkers, NY – With 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»
Simple tips for staying safe and preventing injuries
Yonkers, 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»
Not all TV gadgets solve fashion jams. One gadget worth a go; four products to skip.
Yonkers, 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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