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Four-Best-Fragrances-2011.jpgWant to smell pretty? Then these 4 fragrances are for you. Each one smells fantastic and looks gorgeous atop the vanity. We honestly can’t believe we’ve lived without them for this long—that’s how great they are!

Kenzo FlowerTAG Eau de Toilette
A mix of fruity (black currant, rhubarb and mandarin), floral (peony, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley) and sensual (tea, vanilla and musk) notes create a scent that’s feminine and surprisingly colorful.
$65-$83 at

Dior Addict To Life Eau de Toilette
Within the pale lavender bottle lies a complexly beautiful mixture of notes including jasmine, rose, lilac and white musk.
$40-$90 at

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum
While the scent of candy in a perfume usually turns our stomach, this fragrance is saccharine without being overly sweet. The inclusion of caramel gives it a dark, sensuous feel.
$80-$108 at

Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile Eau de Parfum
The exclusive jasmine flower of Calabria, Italy provides the inspiration for this truly luxurious fragrance. Musk and floral notes give it a gorgeous richness.
$108-$170 at
kate-beckinsale-11302011.jpgPart of Kate Beckinsale’s signature style is her long, dark locks. But there’s something about her hair’s fall highlight and lowlight coloring that made me drool just a little. At the crown of her head her hair is still quite dark, and her layers allow those darker strands to fall just at eye level. But as you look down to her shoulders you notice her hair takes on a beautiful lighter shade that accentuates her jaw line and brightens her face from below. The effect is pretty and very simple and yet it makes her look younger and more vibrant almost instantly.

Victoria's-Secret-Fashion-Show.jpgIt happens once a year. Gorgeous model after gorgeous model, strutting her stuff down the runway wearing wings. We could only be talking about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. And we’re here to bring you the beauty breakdown from this year’s extravaganza!

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave models a rosy glow with a combination of VS Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glitterati and VS Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet. Models got an angelic glow with VS Brilliant Shimmer Shadow in Gold Dust on the temples and cheekbones. Pecheux gave the models ultra-flirty eyes with VS Precision Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, running it along the upper lashline out past the outer corner for a slight upward cat-eye wing. Soft and pouty lips were topped with VS Lip Gloss in Sublime or VS Sparkling Lip Gloss in Delight.

Hairstylist Orlando Pita gave the models a tousled, glamorous look this year. He set hair with curls going outward and then amped up the volume with So Sexy Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo. For healthy shine, he spritzed So Sexy Style Brilliant & Glossy Shine Mist onto the models’ locks.

Image via Victoria’s Secret.
maybelline-great-lash-lots-of-lashes.jpgI’ve used the same mascara (Cover Girl Lash Blast Lengthening Mascara) for a couple years. And every time I try a new formula, I’m reminded why I shouldn’t stray. But if you follow beauty at all, then you know that Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is a top rated formula, even amongst its pricier competition. But it was the latest Great Lash Formula, named Lots of Lashes, that caught my attention and made me purchase a tube. With a tiny brush head and the perfect little “grabber” bristles, it coats lashes in great color and makes my eyes pop beautifully!   I don’t think I’ll be going back to old faithful anytime soon.

Get Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara for $4.99 from
Victoria's-Secret-Mango-Temptation-Body-Wash.jpgWant to really tempt the senses? Then why not treat yourself to a bottle of Victoria’s Secret Mango Temptation Daily Body Wash?

We’ve had the pleasure of trying basically every body wash on the market over the years, and this one ranks highly on our list. The fruity blend of mango nectar and hibiscus is deliciously fragrant and delightfully sexy all at once.

And that’s not all … the body wash cleanses, foams and lathers excellently. A combination of aloe vera and antioxidant Vitamin E work to moisturize, soothe and condition the skin, leaving it touchably soft—and, when you’re using products by Victoria’s Secret, isn’t that the point?

Victoria’s Secret Mango Temptation Daily Body Wash retails for $10 at

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