Beauty & Skincare

Guess Seductive

Guess Seductive Eau de Toilette

The sexy GUESS Seductive bottle offers a flirty twist on the iconic brand’s image.  The timeless bottle and cap echo the shape of the world-renowned GUESS logo.  The bottle is enhanced with a crocodile logo panel along with an artistic gold dangling charm in the shape of two eye-catching hearts.  The black, ecru and gold carton is inspired by a vintage trunk, and reflects the balance of modern femininity and retro glamour associated with the luxurious fragrance and the house of GUESS.

Playful yet classic and true to the GUESS brand, Seductive is meant to be a tempting, irresistible scent.  The heart of the fragrance is made up of floral scents as a “fatal floral attraction” while the top notes release fruity scents.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Blackcurrent, Crispy Pear
Middle Notes: Orange Flower, Jasmine, Orris
Base Notes: Vanilla, Olibanum, Cashmere Wood

“Be seduced with the audacious new scent” – Guess Seductive retails for $69 (50ml) and $85 (75ml) at selected drug and department stores across Canada.

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Sally Hansen – Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil


Hangnails. Dry cuticles. Annoying dry skin around the edges of your nails can definitely take away from an otherwise glamorous self-manicure. That’s why Sally Hansen’s “Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil” is a great product to use to prevent future cuticle damage and add flexibility to you nails.

Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil instantly softens, moothes and nourishes dry cuticles. Exclusive Green Tea + Soy formula, powered up with Antioxidants and Vitamins nourish rough, ragged cuticles and helps soothe and soften hangnails.

Product retails for $7.99 at selected drugstores across Canada.

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Marc Jacobs – Splash

Indulge in an array of macaroons at a patisserie on a sunny day, this year, your Parisian vacation comes early with the release of three new limited edition scents under the Marc Jacobs Splash collection.

This new trio of fragrances are inspired by the simple pleasure of sitting outside at a patisserie and enjoying the rich and beautifully displayed sweets. Spring 2010 marks the addition of Apple, Pomegranate and Biscotti to Splash. Everything from the advertising to the actual coloured tint of the perfume itself evokes a reminder of sweet pastry scents.

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ck one – Fragrance available March 2009

“One. The number of people it takes to make a difference.”

For those of you who buy beauty and fragrance gift sets, you are probably familiar with the little trinkets which come as a bonus with the product. For example, a cosmetic pouch to hold your new purchase, a mirror to check yourself out or a keychain with the product logo. Although these are all nice additions to your purchase, they are rarely useful.

However, with the relaunch of the “ck one” fragrance, the collector’s edition gift set comes with a mini speaker set! Available in March 2009 (exclusively at Shopper’s Drug Mart), the 100mL flask bottle is decorated with the tagline we are one” in many languages with a removable mp3 speaker slotted in the base of the packaging. Although the quality isn’t fantastic, I appreciated the unusual technological pairing with my fragrance bottle. (I’ve been plugging my iPod into it). Why speakers? Because the “ck one” message of unity explains that music is a universal language and no matter what language we speak, we are part of a larger group.

The scent itself is described as “naturally clean, pure…with a refreshing point of view”. It is a light citrus sheer fragrance. The top notes consists of a combination of bergamot, cardamom, tangerine, freesia and lavender. The middle notes are expressed with violet, rose and orange flower. Lastly, the bottom notes consist of musk combined with amber, “completing the effect of fullness and warmth”.

For more information, take a look at their multi-media website to listen to the “we are one” music track, download artsy photoshoot wallpaper, and read more about the ck one fragrance.