Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM ET
Just when you think you've seen it all, TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas uncovers unique and unusual finds that will make you stop and say "hmm!"
Bloody beauty trend
This first trend may not be for the faint of heart, but it may become a new favorite amongst hardcore beauty buffs and Twilight fans. All across the country, doctors and dermatologists are performing "Vampire Facelifts," which entail drawing blood from the patient, enriching it with platelets, and then re-injecting it into the face to promote circulation and a youthful appearance.
If you're interested in trying the trend without going under the needle, Circ Cell Skincare offers ABO +/- Serum, modeled after scientists' attempts to create synthetic blood. While the product doesn't contain any bodily fluids, it does contain oxygen and other ingredients that can help increase blood flow and decrease puffiness and wrinkles ($118, circcell.com).
And finally, if you're craving a fragrance that'll blend with you on a cellular level, Blood Concept Perfumes come in four different varieties, each based on your specific bloodtype ($130-$185, shopaveryus.com).Vaporized vices
Moving from blood to breath, laboratories overseas have been hard at work creating air-based delivery of foods and nutrition. The "Aeroshot" is an air-based boost of energy offering 100mg of caffeine and B vitamins through the air, while the "Wahh" lets you add a splash of spice or fruit flavor to your favorite foods. And the "Le Whaf" tabletop system lets you imbibe alcohol and other liquids via vapor, eliminating calories ($2.99 & up, aeroshots.com).Boozy bangles, bouquets and more
Everyone knows that alcohol and pizza go hand in hand, and one clever Boston-based pizzeria has found a way to simplify the partying
process. Salvatore's has developed a booze-infused "Drunk Pig Pie" that requires a 21-plus ID to enjoy (for locations, salvatoresrestaurants.com).
The amount of alcohol in a few slices may not be quite enough to get you buzzing, but that's where Cynthia Rowley's new "flask bangles" come into play! The chunky gold bracelets are hollow, allowing you to stash a few ounces of your favorite spirit on your wrist for quick consumption, all while looking stylish ($225, cynthiarowley.com).
And for the morning after, here's a pleasant way to ease the effects of a hangover: the Little Glass Slipper florist of Brooklyn offers a special aromatherapy arrangement with mint, geranium and lavender, designed to calm the stomach and relax the mind ($75-$180, thelittleglassslipper.com).
Toiletries for him and her
Sometimes men need a little help with direction ... and now thanks to the "Pee Pro," men of all ages can have a target in their toilets! A great gag gift or a fun surprise for when your own party guests hit the john, the Pee Pro keeps tabs on everything from aim to pressure
And while we women don't have the luxury of standing up while using the restroom, we can make the experience a little more luxe with Toletta, the world's first high-end toilet seat covers. Made from patented three-ply tissue, the covers are both soft and sanitary, and come in pink and blue ($2.99, aveyou.com).
And last but not least, garters — for him? Yep, believe it or not Tukz briefs will keep him secure thanks to four small clips that attach to his
shirt to prevent unsightly bunching and wrinkling ($30, tukz.com).