Beyonce thrilled fans with the December surprise of releasing her new self-titled album without any advanced hype. But that wasn't the only thing glowing. The Queen B. shined in her “Blow” video wearing Ciate's Afterglow-Glow In The Dark nail polish. Interested in hands that shimmer well after hours? Head online to www.lordandtaylor.com or www.ciate.co.uk. The price tag: $15.
We’ve survived the long hiatus, which is more than we can say for some of the characters on the PBS hit “Downton Abbey” The question is: Is there still life in Julian Fellowes’ series about a turn-of-the-century English family after the shocking deaths of [redacted] and [redacted]? We’ll find out at 9 p.m. Sunday when the show returns. The story picks up six months after Downton’s last tragedy, so we will be spared the funeral.
So you know how you love your newspaper or magazine so much, you buy a subscription? Well, the same can be done if you love cozying up in socks. Foot Cardigan is a monthly sock subscription service that guarantees a new pair of cool and quirky socks every 30 days. They are already a hit: seen on the feet of Kyle Richards (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), comedian Wayne Brady and Reza Farahan (“Shahs of Sunset”). www.footcardigan.com
Working to make wine more accessible to the masses, a Oregon company is serving up wine in a beer can in 2014. Union Wine Company is releasing a pinot noir and pinot gris in a 12-ounce can. Created as a promotional product for a food and wine festival, the concept is now headed to shelves next year. To pre-order, logon to www.unionwinecompany.com.item
AUDRA D.S. BURCH & CONNIE OGLE