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Five Back-To-School Must Haves

by Kenyatta D. Pious

This time of the year there is a mad dash to find the best accessories for the back-to-school exodus. Here are five suggestions that we think will help you maintain that stylish edge.

-Gadget-wise, we recommend the T-Mobile Samsung Gravity 3 Citrus with White. Texting trumps phone calls every time when teens are communicating with their friends and family. Note: Close to 70% of T-Mobile customers are text messaging and more than half of teens text daily with their friends and family! T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion to help families stay connected as kids head back-to-school. Customers can sign up for T-Mobile's Even More Family Plan with a two-year contract and get the latest messaging phones for free after a mail-in rebate...and unlimited texting for everyone on your family plan is just $20 per month.
Make your friends envious of the Samsung Gravity 3's new fun citrus white finish. The Samsung Gravity 3 is a 3G messaging device with the popular design of having a T9 keyboard and a slide-out, full QWERTY keyboard. The Gravity 3 features a dedicated external messaging button, a preloaded social networking application -– Social Buzz and built-in support for personal and Exchange email for all your messaging needs. More details are available at

-Let your hair standout on campus by using the new BabylissPro Volare hair dryer, which harnesses the power of Ferrari engineering - - we are not kidding! BaByliss PRO has introduced the first professional luxury hair dryer driven by an engine developed in collaboration with the Ferrari Challenge Team.
“Unlike other hair dryer motors, this is an ultra high-powered engine that was developed exclusively for use in our high-performance BaBylissPRO professional hair dryers. We designed it in collaboration with Ferrari for maximum airflow, minimum weight, low vibration, superior bearings, improved brush and lamination design, and turbo speed performance. It is the only engine with ball bearing support used in a hair dryer application,” said Vito Carlucci, Director of Engineering for BaByliss PRO. The sleek design will also have your roommates jealous of your chic hairstyles and your beauty accessories! For more info:

-Wrap your wrist in a Chan Luu bracelet! Every fashionista needs a go-to bracelet and from the acclaimed jewelry designer, Chan Luu, we suggest one of her world-renowned leather and semi precious stone and pearl wrap bracelets. The Chan Luu Irridescent Labadorite and Brown Leather Wrap Bracelet is one of our faves and features a natural highest-grade brown leather cord and cool, iridescent Labadorite stones. The contemporary look will set you apart and the versatile bracelet can be paired with most anything you wear (dress down events or more formal engagements). This Chan Luu bracelet costs $135.00 Visit:

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-Carry your essentials in a Blossom Red Patent Leather Bag. From the Allen Ave. Gear Collection of bags; Blossom is the vibrant red carry-all from the The Cevan City Series. This bag is an updated and modern design of the iconic, highly functional and very durable flight bags that have been used for generations. The Cevan City Series features vibrant illustrations and deep bold colors for users in search of style without sacrificing utility. Some features are: fully padded & insulated - dual zone; water repellent; and multiple utility pockets. Measures 14 x 7 x 10 and costs $90 - - Visit:

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-Protect your eyes during those long study hours with the new 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM Brand Contact Lenses. “1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM is a breakthrough in contact lens technology with a distinctive balance of properties that enables it to offer exceptional comfort, comparable to a contact lens-free eye,” says Dave Brown, President, VISTAKON®. Designed to keep eyes looking white and healthy, 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM combines narafilcon B, a next generation, high-performance silicone hydrogel material and HYDRACLEAR® 1, a proprietary formulation of the patented HYDRACLEAR® technology with the hygiene, flexibility and convenience of a one-day replacement lens.

1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM provides wearers with the unique balance of all these 4 DIMENSIONS OF EYE HEALTH™: Comfortable Health, Visible Health, Everyday Health and Proactive Health. A free trial-pair certificate* for 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEyeTM, is available at - - *Professional exam and fitting fees not included. Valid only while supplies last.