Pulp Fiction Vixens

On Christian Dior’s Spring 2010 runway, the models looked ripped from the pages of a Hard Case Crime pulp novel. I could just see the titles that these femme fatales would inspire: Blonde With A Bullet, Black Widow, The Bride Said Die and Vegas Vixens. The Lauren Bacall waves, bright red lips and pastel lids in shades of lilac, tangerine and Robin egg blue made for a striking , sweetly seductive look. I found a bevy of beauty products to help you get this look (below). Check in next week for clothing that will help you dress the part of Dior’s film noir vixens.

Christian Dior Spring 2010

Christian Dior Spring 2010

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— Jodi Goulart

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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

Miss American Pie

This season, one of my favourite collections is Michael Kors‘ patriotic nod to all things Americana. The crisp, chic and oh-so red, white & blue collection features polka-dot bikinis, big nautical stripes and ’50s-style full skirts and gingham dresses. Mod Cloth.com currently has a wide selection of retro one- and two-pieces that you’ll want to wear both in and out of the water.

Backstage At Michael Kors Spring 2009

Backstage At Michael Kors Spring 2009

Mod Cloth Veronica Bikini $129.99 US

Mod Cloth Veronica Bikini $129.99 US

The make-up on the runway was also sweet as pie. The models wore rich red lips — a welcome change during the summer days of numerous soft pink lip glosses — and sun-kissed cheeks. I would suggest Rimmel‘s Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer for a healthy looking sun-kissed glow. The gold shimmer in the powder leaves a touch of sparkle. Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in “Diva Red” looks just like the cherry shade on Michael Kors’ runway. It’s a great lipstick for warm temps as it conditions and has a shiny, not matte, finish. Happy picnicking!

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer, $8.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer, $8.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

— Jodi Goulart