Juicy Fruit

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was swept away by the palm trees, warm temps and abundance of Hawaiian goodies. The dried mangoes and pineapples and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts made my sweet tooth salivate ,all while making me think of fruity and tropical-inspired lotions, body washes and fragrances. Here are some of my picks to get you smelling sweet and in the mood for sunny weather — no margaritas required, though they don’t hurt.

"Sunny Skies," Rolf Armstrong 1953

Bath & Body Works’ Tahiti Island Mimosa collection includes a Body Lotion and Body Wash that contain the Tahitian Tamanoi blend of Tamanu nut, which helps skin soothe and heal itself, and Monoi oil, which provides moisture for thirsty skin. The Fragrance Mist is a softly sweet exotic floral.

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Mimosa Fragrance Mist $16.50, Body Lotion $14.50 and Body Wash $16.50

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girls are back at it again after a Winter collection of fragrances with the new limited-edition Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties range. All of the girls are wearing adorable swimwear, polished toes and Plumeria and Hibiscus flowers in their hair. Each fragrance is new and all are florals, except for Lil’ Angel, which is a citrus gourmand, and my favourite G, which is a creamy musk.

Harajuku Lovers Limited Edition Sunshine Cuties, $32 each at drug stores, Sephora and Sears

The Body Shop and Sephora both have new bath and body collections that are refreshing and citrusy instead of overly sweet. Sephora’s is the Pink Grapefruit Sorbet Bath & Body Collection that includes a body lotion, bubble bath, bath gel and scrub. Body Shop has just launched its new Sweet Lemon range that includes a Body Butter, Scrub, Lotion, Shower Gel, Lip Butter, Soap and even a lemon shaped bath pom pom. The products range in price from $3 to $20.

Sephora Pink Grapefruit Sorbet Bath & Body Collection, from $16 - $21

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel $13

And because our lips deserve a fruity treat there’s Rimmel’s new line of Royal Gloss lipglosses in 10 delectable translucent shades. They’re packed with Vitamins A, C and E and smell like mouth-watering candy. See my favourite shades below.

Rimmel Royal Gloss in Candy Rush, $6.99 at select drug and mass retailers

Rimmel Royal Gloss in Pink Taffy, $6.99 at select drug and mass retailers

— Jodi Goulart

A Retro Girl’s Guide To Fashion, Beauty & Life

My mom always said I should have been born in another time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the quest for the perfect red lipstick, pencil skirt, peep-toe heels, leopard-print jacket, anything with black lace and, most recently, two-piece high-waisted bikini. I ache for a two-tone Chevy Bel Air to call my own and a bedroom dripping in boudoir lace, etched mirrors and beads.

I know there are lots of women out there just like me. So whether you’re looking to channel some old Hollywood glamour for an upcoming party or just want to know about the latest perfumes and rich body cremes to add to your bedroom vanity, then What Would Marilyn Do? is for you. Not surprisingly, a longing for simpler times is the strongest now than it’s ever been. With so many big name beauty brands and fashion labels appealing to the retro gal in all of us, we can easily channel our inner pin-up girl! I’ll show you how.

Jodi Goulart

Here are just some of the fashion icons who inspire me:

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani