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December 2009

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Parfum

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Coco Mademoiselle parfum

On the fourth day of Christmas…

Here’s hoping I find a .25 oz bottle of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle in my stocking.

Soft and fresh, Coco Mademoiselle is an oriental fragrance that wears well day to evening. It’s perfect for the girl who wants a distinct scent that’s not too over-powering.

Coco Mademoiselle parfum, .25 oz bottle, $104.95, Nordstrom

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October 2009

Shalimar Perfum

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Shalimar parfum by Guerlain at Nordstrom

Shalimar perfume has been known for years as the forbidden fragrance, created in France by Guerlain. It was originally launched in the 1920s, and to this day remains almost as popular as Chanel No. 5.

The bottle is just as beautiful as the fragrance itself, with a blue topper and art deco style. For those of you who haven’t experienced Shalimar, the scent is strong but not over-powering. There are notes of bergamot and vanilla, and a little spice of amber.

Shalimar is the perfect juxtaposition of strong and subtle. Put it precisely where you wish to be kissed.

Shalimar perfume by Guerlain (.5 oz bottle), $185, Nordstrom

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March 2009

Diorshow mascara

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Diorshow mascara


Though, admittedly, my dreams of becoming an über-super supermodel were dashed long ago — I’m only 5′5″ — my dreams of looking like a model live on.

Who better to assist me in the process than my main man Dior? His own backstage-fashion-show-extraordinaire mascara perfectly punctuates my big green doe eyes.

And with accentuation like that, who needs legs like Gisele’s?

Purchase Diorshow Blackout mascara now at Dior.com.


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January 2007

Nicole Miller for Melaleuca Brilliance Lip Gloss

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As a true believer that no woman’s pout is complete without Chanel Lipcolour in number 09 (Lover), even I admit that sometimes my lips just want to go a little more au naturale.

Conveniently, a close friend of mine recently gave rave reviews for Nicole Miller’s Brilliance Lip Gloss. It stays on — and on, and on — whether you’re eating, talking, gadding about town…and it feels totally natural (as glamour should!)

Combine the above with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E, and you’ve got the perfect pout. Mwah


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