Sierra Tajen

Freelance Writer and Photographer

Location icon United States,US

Assistant Editor at News for Shoppers. Experience includes over ten years of creating content for the web including topics such as news, health, beauty, fashion, travel, entertainment, shopping, automotive, food and drink, and more. Certified in digital photography with award-winning photographs and acceptance into juried art shows.

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Automotive

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02/01/2014
Jaguar F 2014

Sure to turn heads and drop jaws, the 2014 Jaguar F is gorgeous from every angle. A flashy roadster, the F-Type shows off movie star good looks on the outside and an intelligent dash on the inside.

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02/01/2014
Jaguar XF 2014

The 2014 Jaguar XF offers the refinement and luxury synonymous with the brand, plus the thrill and excitement of a racing machine. Available in six trim levels, the XF is sure to impress. Engines range from a 2.0 liter, 240 horsepower output to a roaring 550 horsepower V8 capable of clocking 0-60 in 4.4 seconds.

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02/01/2014
Jaguar XK 2014

Whether you like your car sleek, or sleek and sporty, Jaguar's 2014 XK series has got you covered. Five different models consisting of coupes and convertibles make up the XK line. The slowest of the bunch rocks 0-60 in 5.2 seconds. All are rear-wheel drive, four-seaters powered by 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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02/01/2014
Acura ILX 2014

Budget-friendly and good on gas, those looking for the size of a Civic with a dash of luxury may enjoy its cousin, the 2014 Acura ILX. Smarter and sleeker looking, the ILX's body style and features exude a touch of class and sophistication. The 2014 model year boasts more standard features and a hybrid option is available.

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02/01/2014
Acura MDX 2014

Built to handle a variety of driving conditions and up to 7 passengers, the 2014 MDX is Acura's midsize SUV. Safe and roomy enough for hauling around the kiddos and their gear, the MDX boasts an impressive 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

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02/01/2014
Acura RDX 2014

The compact SUV segment is filled with some great choices and the 2014 Acura RDX is no exception. Drivers looking for the comfort of a sedan with the size and height of an SUV would be wise to check out the RDX. A powerful 3.5 liter V-6 engine delivers 273 horsepower to accelerate the RDX with ease.

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Acura RLX 2014

Acura's midsize luxury sedan, the 2014 RLX, isn't for those who disdain technology or all the extras. Loaded with options on the inside, Jewel Eye LED headlights steer this car's front end toward a more aggressive look on the outside.

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Acura TL 2014

While it may look like a standard luxury sedan, the midsize 2014 Acura TL hides an element of sportiness under its hood. Buyers have a few selections to choose from when it comes to the transmission and engine. The front wheel drive, automatic transmission model comes equipped with a 3.5 liter V-6 capable of producing 280 horsepower.

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Acura TSX Sedan 2014

Need a sedan while saving up for a sports car? Acura has slipped some racecar elements into its affordably priced 2014 TSX Sedan. While the engine may not be of sports car caliber, it will certainly suffice on those long commutes to work or getting around town.

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Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2014

Suitable for active types who enjoy a sporty feel to their ride, the 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon delivers that and more. Sitting in the driver's seat reminds its pilot this is a car outfitted with the likes of a cockpit.

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Lincoln MKS 2014

The aerodynamic and sophisticated 2014 Lincoln MKS offers some hidden perks for both drivers and passengers. A bevy of nice features come standard on the 2014 MKS. Conveniences include steering wheel mounted controls, voice activated technology, dual-zone climate control, push-button and remote start, a rear-view camera, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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02/01/2014
Lincoln MKT 2014

If you're searching for a luxury crossover SUV with plenty of comfort and convenience options, then check out the 2014 Lincoln MKT. Combining luxury with utility, standard features include: remote start, push button ignition, a color touchscreen, steering wheel controls, power-adjustable pedals with memory function, Sirius radio, and a Media Hub with audio/video input jacks and USB ports.

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Lincoln MKZ 2014

For a sleek and sophisticated sedan, give the 2014 Lincoln MKZ a look. This luxury midsize sedan was rated best in its class for hybrid fuel economy. Many amenities come standard on the MKZ.

Beauty

News For Shoppers
01/30/2014
Brazil By OPI: World Cup Caliber Colors Released For Spring/Summer 2014

Samba beats, the Amazon, and Brazil's famous beaches are the inspiration behind OPI's Spring/Summer 2014 nail polish collection. Brazil by OPI features 12 new nail lacquers in addition to 4 limited edition Liquid Sand shades. Hues range from neutrals- popular at spring fashion shows- to more vivid colors expected of a sunny season.

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9/9/2013
SpaRitual Vegan Nail Polish Review

SpaRitual is a lesser-known brand to many and since it can be hard to find swatches for online, I wanted to share my experience with the brand. SpaRitual offers a line of spa treatment products, nail care products, nail lacquers, lip glosses, and candles that are vegan, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free.

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10/18/2012
Urban Decay Eyeshadow On Sale At Sephora For Only $6!

Calling all Urban Decay addicts: Urban Decay's best-selling eyeshadows are on sale for a limited time at Sephora. Known for their pigmented coverage and long wear, Urban Decay's shadows come in rich and vibrant colors guaranteed to rock any look. Other benefits include a creamy, easy to blend texture and unique colors that are bold and daring.

Fashion

News For Shoppers
9/4/2013
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week To Be Streamed Live | Spring Collections On Display

Style lovers who want a peek at upcoming trends for Spring can follow Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, taking place September 5 - 12. Thousands of fashion industry members, guests, journalists, and photographers will descend upon New York City's Lincoln Park to document and watch designers unveil their collections for Spring and Summer 2014.

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9/5/2013
Fashion's Night Out Still Happening Outside of NYC | Locations / Info

Despite being cancelled in New York and other cities this year, Fashion's Night Out is still going strong across the globe starting tonight. Created in 2009, the event was organized by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour to encourage spending on fashion during the recession and was planned to coincide with Fashion Week.

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9/13/2013
3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Collection Debuts This Sunday

Phillip Lim fans get ready, this coming Sunday (September 15) marks the release of the designer's exclusive collection for Target. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target offers apparel and accessories for both men and women. With over 100 items, the collection includes bags, shoes, and travel accessories.

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9/16/2013
Peter Pilotto's Spring 2014 Collection To Hit Target In February

Target announced today its next fashion collaboration for Spring 2014 with European designer Peter Pilotto and noted the collection will be available worldwide. Women's apparel, accessories, and swimwear will comprise the collection with the majority of items retailing for less than $60. Peter Pilotto for Target will be available February 9, 2014 at most U.S.

Food and Drink

News For Shoppers
10/24/2012
Jack Daniel's Releases New Whiskey Inspired By Sinatra

Frank Sinatra's favorite whiskey has decided to honor him with a special-edition called Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select. The premium whiskey -bottled at 90 proof- will initially be available at airports, then high-end retail stores. Expected to retail for $150 or more, Sinatra Select comes in a specially designed one liter bottle.

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10/8/2012
Amazon's Online Wine Store - Here's How It Works

Amazon.com is launching a new marketplace today called Amazon Wine. The site offers over 1,000 varieties of wine produced from domestic wineries across the country. Prices range from under $15 per bottle to over $100 for premium wines. Customers can narrow their search options with filters for grape variety, taste notes (provided by the winery), ...

Gardening

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10/05/2013
Help The Hive Thrive: Invite Bees To Your Garden With The Right Plants

Whether gardening for beauty or gardening for food, bees are essential to a healthy garden. Plant selection, bloom times, color, and location are all factors that need to be taken into consideration to attract bees. By inviting them with the right plants, gardeners help honeybees forage more efficiently, which helps hives thrive.

Shopping

News For Shoppers
11/19/2013
Black Friday 2013 Myths & Predictions: What's Hot and What's Not!

With an increasing number of stores offering Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday shopping isn't as clear-cut as it used to be. Between online deals and in-store doorbusters, the process of shopping for the best Christmas gift bargains has become a muddled process. Shoppers may be left wondering: Is Black Friday still the best day for bargains?

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12/11/2012
Free Shipping Day In Canada Set For Dec 12 - Details

Canadian shoppers who want their packages delivered in time for Christmas can enjoy free shipping in an exclusive one day event this week. Free Shipping Day 2012 in Canada has been set for Wednesday December 12. Over 200 merchants and counting will be offering other deals and discounts in addition to free shipping promotions.

Technology

News For Shoppers
1/7/2013
HDTV On Steroids - New 4K UHDTV Blows Minds... & Pocketbooks!

With the kickoff of the Consumer Electronics Show of 2013 in Las Vegas this week, the web is abuzz with talk of the latest and greatest gadgets. With regards to televisions, some of the names being thrown around involve 4K and UHD. Consumers may be left...

News For Shoppers
11/30/2012
New iMac Out Today - But Don't Head To An Apple Store Just Yet!

Apple's newest iMac desktop computer is finally available for purchase. The iMac is being offered in several configurations, but only the version with the 21.5" screen is being released during the November 30 launch. A 27" screen option will be released in December. Prices for the 21.5" iMac start at $1299 and the 27" iMac ...