Daily Discoveries by GRACESHIP

A Must-have Grocery and To Do List App

For a woman on the go, its easy to forget simple things, like what you need at the grocery or buying your best friend a present for her birthday. One of our favorite mobile apps keeps your to do list organized and your kitchen pantry stocked. Out of Milk is a shopping and to-do list on steroids!

Available in the Android market, Out of Milk has three list sections; pantry list, shopping list, and to do list. The pantry list tracks what you already have at home. The shopping list sorts what you still need and the to do list tracks those hard to remember tasks.

Unlike many other mobile apps, the shopping list portion of Out of Milks allows you to enter prices and quantities so you can keep track of how much you’re spending. It
One of our favorite features is that everything you enter on the mobile version of the tracks what you need, what you’ve gotten, and how much you’re spending. It also allows for easy coupon and price calculating so you don't spend over your budget.

The app conveniently syncs with the Out of Milk website, allowing you to easily access your to do list from your computer.  There is also an “auto-complete database” within the system that allows you to easily reenter items from past lists. Best of all, the app is free to use!

Just like GRACESHIP bags, Out of Milk allows you to organize your life all in one place. It’s an essential for the modern day woman!

Book a Trip at the World's Weirdest Hotels!

At GRACESHIP, we love to travel but sometimes staying in the same old ordinary chain hotels can get rather boring... until now. Unusual Hotels of the World finds vacation spots so outrageous thatl your trip will literally seem out of this Universe! No matter what your fantasy, the website offers a unique experience for almost every type of traveler.

Dog lovers finally have the chance to unite! One of the unusual hotels featured is Dark Bark Park Inn, located in Idaho, which gives you the experience to stay inside a beagle. The owners have even gone as far as to disguise the bathroom as a fire hydrant!

In Key Largo, Florida, the Under Water Lodge forces its guest to first scuba dive down 21 feet to even reach the entrance of the hotel. How crazy!

The most popular places to stay include anything from a real life tree house in Sweden, an airplane suite in the Netherlands, to a car themed hotel in Germany.  Whatever you may be interested in, Unusual Hotels of the World, probably has a hotel suitable for you.

To find a fit, check out unusualhotelsoftheworld.com to see the guide for travelers interested in staying somewhere truly different.  The website offers 279 unusual places to scope out and book a stay, so there is bound to be one just right for you!

The Unusual Hotels of the World’s website provides a description of each hotel and the nightly rate, making it easier to decide which hotel you want to experience. Clearly, no matter which place you choose, you will always be left with an unforgettable memory.

If classic luxury is more your speed, check out GRACESHIP's Bag A Free Trip Sweepstakes. GRACESHIP is giving away the trip of a lifetime to Esencia, a luxury seaside estate in Riviera Maya. Simply follow the steps on our website and enter to win – it’s that easy!

No matter where you go on your next vacation, GRACESHIP bags are fully equipped to take you there with ease and style!

The Summer's Best Beach Reads

At GRACESHIP, we are a little tired of the same, old fantasy reads that sweep America every year. Women-on-the-go need a relaxing read they can enjoy.

Thanks to Jessica Brody, we have found ten summer reads to relax you while on vacation or winding down from work. Brody is a writer and producer who has published five books within four years around the world. Below are her top recommended readings for "This Summer's Best Beach Reads."

  1. Love Under Cover: A Novel by Jessica Brody
  2. The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody
  3. Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin
  4. Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
  5. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
  6. Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Harbison
  7. Certain Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
  8. Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel by Lauren Weisberger
  9. The Beach House by Jane Green
  10. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

 

One book that isn't on the list but is receiving loads of hype is E.L. James Novel: 50 Shades of Grey. Just this morning on the way to the office, people were calling in on the radio giving their opinions on this read. Some readers can't put it down while others could definitely do without it. We will let you form your own opinion.

According to the author, the novel is "erotic, amusing and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever". The second book is titled, Fifty Shades Darker and the third is Fifty Shades Freed.

With these great novels you'll be sure to have one of the most relaxing and enjoyable summers ever. So pack up your GRACESHIP bag and head out to paradise. Don't forget your sunscreen. ;)

Get Grape Wine At Great Prices

Every girl loves a relaxing night with her best friend and a bottle of wine.  Sometimes finding a good (and cheap) bottle of wine is a hard task. Luckily, we've found a  website that gives you access to purchasing wonderful wine from around the world at up to 70% off!

At Invino, you will find wine you love that is at or below any other price on the Internet.  The site features flash sales, usually lasting between 24 and 72 hours, but act quick so you don't miss out!  There's a great selection ranging from Pinot Noirs to Chardonnays to a whole slew of wines that I can't even pronounce, so they must be good.

Invino packs each shipment with cold gel packs to ensure that your wine is cool when it arrives, even in the hottest temperatures.  Shipments are fulfilled within two business days and are confirmed with email updates so you can easily track your wine as it travels to you.  When your bottle arrives, pack it in your new GRACESHIP bag and head over to your girlfriend's house for a night of fun and gossip.

Sign up for free on their website with your email address and receive updates about the latest sales and selections.

 

Makeup That Gives You a Gorgeous Glow

We are crazy about coral for Summer! Contrary to belief that it's only meant for darker skinned ladies, coral tones are perfect on all skin tones . This vibrant summer color is a great alternative to the average pink and red we all overuse. Check out some of our favorite coral beauty products that give you a gorgeous Summer glow.

Nars Super Orgasm blush is a gorgeous blend of peach and pink hues with a touch of gold shimmer that gives skin a healthy, beautiful glow. This blush was named "Best Blush for Olive Skin" by InStyle in 2011, but don't let that fool you, even the fairest beauties can rock this color. It's also a known favorite of makeup maven Kim Kardashian.

Cargo's Laguna blush looks garish in the tin, but don't let the bright hue scare you away; this complete matte bright coral blush is absolutely stunning on skin. The color is completely buildable, so sweep a light dusting on your cheeks for a sheer coral look or go heavier for a bold pop of color.

 

Benefit's Spiked Punch lip gloss is perfect for giving you a coral pout. This gorgeous gloss won't just give you the look you want, you will love the way it feels. This gloss is ultra shiny, very hydrating, but never sticky! The brush on this gloss is perfect for applying the perfect amount of color and shine.

 

Makeup Forever's Pastel Coral is a bold lipstick that is sure to make you stand out! Enriched with nourishing properties, this lipstick keeps your lips hydrated for 8 hours after application. The translucent shine adds a natural sheen to your lips and gives off a soft, shiny finish. You will be sure to dazzle when wearing this shade.

 

Don't limit the coral rage to just your face, keep glowing all over with a coral nail polish. Essie's Tart Deco is the perfect way to show off a little coral if adding the hue to your face is just too much for your look. The creamy formula is easy to work with. Put on two coats for more of an opaque look, or three for a brighter, bolder finish.

Get ready to see coral!

GRACESHIP to Host Ladies Night at Bats Baseball

Nothing says Summer like a beer and a night at the ball park. GRACESHIP is teaming up with Louisville Bats Baseball on Wednesday May 30 to begin a new tradition at the park, "Ladies Night." You are invited to come relax and unwind after work and enjoy the evening with us!
Emily Gimmel, GRACESHIP's founder will be starting the night off by throwing out the first pitch of the game (She hopes to make it over home plate!). At the gates, attendees will receive a special 20% OFF coupon for the GRACESHIP bag of your choice!

The GRACESHIP team will be hanging out and displaying our collection in the Ladies Lounge. This new addition to the ball park is chic area is where women can relax and enjoy the eye candy on the field. Wine specials just for women are also served. Be sure to stop by and see us in the lounge and register to win a free bag! The drawing will take place during the game.

Go by any Sun Tan City location to pick up a discount voucher for ladies (16 and older) to receive a Field Reserved Ticket for only $3.00.

For more information, schedules and updated can be viewed at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t416

Grab your peanuts and cracker jacks and join us for Ladies Night at the Ball Park Wednesday May 30! See you there!

How to Safely Send Text Messages While Driving

We have all heard and seen the dangers of texting while driving, but unfortunately many people still do it on a daily basis.  Now there's a solution to texts safely while driving. JARVIS is mobile allows you to send hands free text messages while behind the wheel.

Imagine you hit the highway after a long day at work, and your phone beeps with a new text message. It's often all too tempting to take your eyes off the road and see who is texting you. Luckily, there is JARVIS... a free, downloadable mobile app that reads text messages to you while you keep both hands on the wheel.

Before you start driving, turn JARVIS on. When you receive calls or texts while driving, JARVIS alerts you. The system gives you the option to answer your call or listen to your text.  Simply respond to the alert with a simple "Yes" or "No."

JARVIS automatically puts your call on speakerphone for the call you receive, allowing you you keep both hands on the wheel. It also transfers your voice into a text message and will read it back to you before sending it out.  It's a pretty neat app and works really well.  GRACESHIP gives it a 5/5!

JARVIS is free and available for all Android smartphone users here. Safety never goes out of style.