Smell Like Spring with Guess and Heidi Klum


Spring is right around the corner, so why not consider changing your fragrance to bring in the new season? Here are two fresh, new scents we are loving!


GUESS Girl: GUESS Girl is proudly feminine, and its design is playfully pink. The fragrance is presented in a soft pink folding box bedecked with a printed fuchsia ribbon that lyrically wraps around the package and forms the letter “G.” Open this gift to discover a shapely glass flacon that embodies its curvy muse. The fragrance makes an entrance with a burst of sweet promise:  innocent Raspberry Nectar, coy Melon, and intriguing Bergamot Mist. The flirtation continues with a tease of rare Brazilian Paradise Orchid, intoxicating Acacia Flower, and alluring Lily. Finally, it ensnares you with voluptuous Vanilla and indulgent Sandalwood, leaving an impression as lasting as lipstick on a pillowcase. 3.4 fl oz./$52. Available at

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Surprise! By Heidi Klum: Surprise her with the ultimate romantic gift: an unexpected, exuberant fragrance. Reflecting Heidi’s multi-faceted personality, Surprise! is built around explosive, elegant notes, creating a sexy floral fragrance.  It opens with a joyful burst of juicy Mandarin extracts and spicy Pink Pepper for a luminous and dynamic top note.  At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of Rose Petals and Magnolia creates a refined radiance.  Finally, the magnetic drydown of Benzoin and Milk of Sandalwood delivers a warm, sensual and unforgettable effect. 1.0 fl. oz./$28.00.  Available at drugstores nationwide.

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My Unintentional Ombre and Why It Works


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“Why is your hair so much lighter at the bottom?” my mom asks. “Because I haven’t had my color touched up in months,” I explain.

Still looking puzzled, she asked me again why my hair looked so much lighter towards the bottom. At this point, I’m getting irritated because she’s putting a huge emphasis on my wayyyy past due color touch up. Certainly  these are things ladies shouldn’t be pointing out to one another, right? And it’s not my fault….entirely. Even though hair coloring is considered safe for pregnant women by most health care professionals, I’m trying to limit my exposure to chemicals when I can.

I’m at the point where I’m extremely bored with my hair and it hasn’t been this dark in years (watching Beyonce perform at the Super Bowl only made me miss my light colored locks that much more). So I decided to go with it and went for the Ombrè look. To further emphasis the caramel color at the ends, I clipped in my lighter colored hair extensions. And that was it. A new (ish) look with no damage to the hair!




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Products of the Week 1.27.13


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Half of my favorite products this month were courtesy of my January Birchbox—awesome box this month! Here’s the breakdown (from l. to r.):

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo: I gave up using harsh sulfates on my hair years ago and haven’t looked back. However sometimes I feel as though I’m missing out on a really good cleaning. That’s why I loved this clarifying shampoo. Not only did it get my hair really clean and gave it a healthy shine—its sulfate free and smells delicious. $32

Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream: Another Birchbox discovery! I’m very careful about what I put on my skin these days being pregnant, but I did try this out and loved it after the first night. It left my skin soft  and moisturized, but glowing thanks to glycolic acid. Well worth the $115 price tag.

K-PAK RevitaLuxe: I used this in combination with the Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo and my hair came out incredibly soft and shiny! I hear this is Kim Kardashian’s secret deep weapon to fight off damaged hair icon wink Products of the Week 1.27.13

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Hopi: This is the perfect shimmery nude for olive/medium dark complexions. Looks great with a smokey eye or for a natural makeup look. $24

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Beauty Box 5: Products Delivered Monthly to My Door? Yes, Please!


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There’s nothing better than getting beauty products to your door. And if you love trying out different brands, a monthly beauty sample program like Beauty Box 5 is the perfect way to treat yourself.

There are different membership plans that range from only $12 bucks a month to $100 a year. What I liked about the box I got to review were the size of the samples. Most of them were deluxe or full size samples so I really got a chance to try out the products. There’s a mix of well known brands and new and upcoming brands so that you can get the latest beauty products.

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Full Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. For more information on my disclosure policy, please see my disclaimer page.

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