Even with a Netflix subscription, I'm partial to streaming movies or purchasing them on iTunes as opposed to waiting on a DVD arrival or even walking to the video store to pick up a DVD. In fact, after renting a physical DVD about a week ago I realized I hadn't done that in months. Do you still rent DVDs?
I still get a kick out of those virtual flames fireplace DVDs, so when I saw the Colorlight DVD on Chip Chick I instantly thought — how great for a dinner/cocktail party! Once you pop in the DVD (which costs $25), eight different colors will slowly rotate and set the mood for your little soiree (or romantic nightcap). I've been in elevators (London), airports (Frankfurt), and in airplanes (Virgin America) that have all used this color rotation technique to enhance moods, so put it to use in your living room, and you may get rave reviews!
The other day, I told you about the Bring It Home Beauty DVDs, which were produced by a professionally licensed mother-and-daughter team. The premise? To help you save money by teaching you how to do beauty services at home, with the help of their instructional videos, of course.
Much like the Hair Edition Volume 1 DVD ($24.95), the Natural Nail Care DVD ($24.95), has a low-budget feel. However, the hour-long video is quite comprehensive, covering everything from basic (and spa) manicures/pedicures, a men's manicure, a French manicure, polishing, and repairing broken nails.
Is it glamorous? Uh, no. Super close-ups on toes and heel shavings might make you squeamish, but who said beauty is always easy on the eyes, anyway? For me, I suppose the drier nature of the material is somewhat like watching paint dry — literally. While I prefer their hair video much for its content and better overall value, I'd recommend this natural nail care DVD for anyone who really enjoys doing manicures and pedicures on yourself or others, or for anyone who wants a basic grasp on nail care.
Watching your beauty budget due to the rough economy? Didn't have time for that root touch-up appointment? Or maybe you've been thinking about becoming a licensed cosmetologist, and you want to get in a little practice first.
Whatever the case, the licensed professionals over at Bring It Home Beauty have put together a step-by-step instruction video that's easy to follow, with parts filmed in slow motion, so that you can better follow along to recreate salon looks at home. Their Hair Edition Volume 1 ($24.95) is like a crash course in cosmetology, without the weekly blue-hairs or state board tests, of course. To see what I thought of the DVD, read more
I've always wondered how animal trainers safely get pets to act as we see them on-screen – especially when what they're doing looks dangerous! Why am I not that surprised to see what the key variable is?! Find out for yourself in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the making of Beethoven's Big Break (coming out on DVD on Dec. 26).
Good news musical fans — we're giving away free copies of Mamma Mia! The Movie to 10 lucky Sugar readers! The two-disc special-edition DVD and Blu-ray available on Dec. 16 is definitely worth singing about, which makes the sing-along bonus feature extra perfect! All you have to do is take our poll to be automatically entered to win!
Good news musical fans — we're giving away free copies of Mamma Mia! The Movie to 10 lucky Sugar readers! The two-disc, special-edition DVD and Blu-ray available on Dec. 16 is definitely worth singing about, which makes the sing-along bonus feature extra perfect! All you have to do is take our poll to be automatically entered to win!
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This week's release of the 10th anniversary Sports Night DVD collection got me thinking about DVD sets and how I choose to add to my own collection. I was excited to get my hands on the new Sports Night set — but first, I had to get rid of my old one, which had all the episodes but no bonus features.
At least as far as TV on DVD is concerned, it's practically a given these days that a bigger and better DVD set will come along eventually to replace the one you already own. For example, I had to offload a bunch of my old Six Feet Under sets when I finally decided to upgrade to the complete series. The same can happen for movies: I was thrilled to see that a Criterion Collection edition of Bottle Rocket was in the works, except I already own the movie minus the best of the special features.
Do you hold out for complete series or special edition DVDs? And if you already own the basic version, do you upgrade when something new and shiny comes along?