Posts Written On October 16, 2012

Woman – The New Fragrance from Donna Karan @DKWoman @HarpersBazaarUS

Harper’s Bazaar and Donna Karan threw a classy event for New York based beauty bloggers on Monday night on the 44th Floor of Hearst. It was one of the best beauty events I have attended. A combination of a great crowd, very zen atmosphere and invaluable content made this evening worth it. We had a great time networking and talking to fellow bloggers and more importantly, perfume fanatics.

Me and the girls

The launch of Donna Karan’s newest fragrance Woman started with an intimate conversation with Trudi Loren (Estee Lauder) and Stephanie Johnson (City Winery), moderated by Avril Graham (Harper’s Bazaar). They took us through a journey of the creation of this perfume as well as the three models used in the campaign: Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede & Christy Turlington – supermodels, mothers & philanthropists.

It was a beautiful event and despite the rain, it was a full house of happy bloggers.

Must be the great wine pairing, petite amuse-bouche and scents swirling about.

My favorite pairing: Deseado from Familla Schroeder with Roasted Tomato and Winter Melon Crostini for Orange Blossom

This evening was about pairing wines with fragrance notes and learning how to smell and taste. WOMAN is like nothing I have smelled before and a welcomed addition to my perfume wardrobe.
The entire team from chemist to bottle design to perfumer were women. When you smell this, it is a cultural statement and manifestation of the strength and softness of a woman. The bottle for WOMAN was designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

Smoked Corn Coquette with Ramey (Chardonnay 2009) paired with Sandalwood and Porcini mushroom butter tart with L’Angevin (Pinot Noir 2009) paired with Donna Karan WOMAN

A fragrance created for women, by women, to celebrate the inspirational, multifaceted women among us: sensual and nurturing mothers, wives, lovers, and friends. A woman is not one thing or another, but everything all at once. Whatever age or race, women are beautiful, embracing their femininity with conviction. The creamy, key notes of orange blossom, sandalwood, and Haitian vetiver express the softness and strength of a woman, exemplifying heart, soul, and beauty—discover the fragrance inspired by all that a woman is.

Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, Haitian Vetiver.
Feminine. Powerful. Passionate.

It is available now for $115 at Sephora or


@NexxusHair Humectress Conditioner

The Claim:

($14.99) An all-time favorite Nexxus shampoo, Nexxus Salon Hair Care’s Ultimate Moisture products work to replenish vital moisture and revitalize dry, damaged hair. Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner is a rich, hydrating conditioner that restores and maintains hair’s proper moisture balance by transporting moisturizing ingredients into the innermost structure of the hair. Deep hydrating emollients deliver instant moisture to improve elasticity and luster and smoothing ingredients add manageability, smoothing and softening benefits.

What I thought:

Lately I haven’t colored my hair and decided to try a new conditioner to see how it would feel. Some conditioners I have used for my color treated hair was now becoming too heavy for my natural hair. Nexxus Humectress Conditioner has a soft and unique scent and keeps my hair moisturized, frizz free and shiny!

 What do you think?


Get Cozy @CanadaPooch Caribou Hoodie

My motto is always CUTEST in CHARGE!  Guess who is in charge in our household? Jacob of course!  Our friends at Canada Pooch sent us the brand spanking new Cozy Caribou Hoodie and we are so in love! As the cooler weather approach, walking your dog everyday is still something we look forward to. But when we pull on scarves and sweaters, don’t forget about your 4-legged friend! Dogs can get colds too and especially if your dog is an indoor dog like Jacob – A sweater is 100% necessary.

What I love about the Canada Pooch products is that they are so WELL MADE. Just by looking at these products, you can tell the thought and knowledge put into designing it. The colors are gender friendly for any dog and they are beautiful and oh so “Canadian” with a Roots appeal.

The tip of the hood is a easy snap button so it doesn’t bunch up or swing around. The bottom of the stomach part has also 2 easy snap buttons to make sure it stays in place. The lining is SO super soft like a teddybear (Sherpa) and way better and warmer than fleece that you find in most coats. My favorite part is the ribbing on the sleeve and stomach.

The Ultimate Cozy Experience: ultra-soft cotton exterior & Sherpa lining
New relaxed cottage-style logo
Functional pocket for treat and bag storage
Size-adjustable Velcro closure and ribbing
Machine washable
Leash / harness slit
Sleeves for sizes 10-16
Available in sizes 10-26
Colours: Grey, black and red

You can get them on


Cheetah Speed @PhilipStein

Is there such a thing as too much leopard? I don’t think so!

Diamond Bezel

Leopard print is bold and is fashionable and will give your outfit a ‘pop’. Philip Stein has designed a Ladies Signature Watch with Diamond Bezel and a Ladies Signature Round Watch with Fashion Black Dial, where both can be dressed with leopard straps. Philip Stein watches also contain Natural Frequency Technology, which is supposed to enhance overall well being, increased focus, and improved sleep.

The Diamond Bezel retails for $2450.00 and the Fashion Black Dial retails for $525.00.

Black Dial

Would you wear this? Some celebrities spotted with a Philip Stein watch include Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, and Mel B., to name a few.

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