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Carrie Underwood’s Favorite Perfume: Clive Christian‏

If we had to choose one influential celebrity to look to for tips on beauty, style, elegance and class, country music singer Carrie Underwoodwould definitely be at the top of our list.

Carrie has never failed to blow us away with her glamorous red carpet looks – who wouldn’t die to have her flawless skin, glowing locks and chic poise? That’s why when we received word that her favorite, can’t-live-without perfume is Clive Christian’s seductive ‘X’ (creator of the world’s most expensive perfume), we knew we had to have it!

Clive Christian X For Women: Chypre fruity

Top Notes

Ivy, peach, Sicilian mandarin, bergamot, rhubarb, pineapple

Heart Notes

Karo karounde, ressda, rose, Egyptian jasmine, lily of the valley, orris

Base Notes

Patchouli, cedarwood, vetyver, labdanum, Mexican vanilla, cashmere musk

Clive Christian ‘X’ Perfume retails for $220 (1 oz/30 mL) and $355 (1.6 oz/50 mL) and is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide, as well as bergdorfgoodman.com, saksfifthavenue.com and neimanmarcus.com

Introducing Elizabeth Arden’s Two New Summer Scents!

I’m absolutely in love with Elizabeth Arden’s NEW summer scents! I’ve tried the Green Tea Camellia, and it’s amazing. I don’t know how they do it, but it just smells like summer! Beautiful scent, I can’t wait to try the other one – Green Tea Lavender!

Fragrance can be sentimental, individualistic, sensual, floral and can depend on trends, moods and even weather! Elizabeth Arden has taken all characteristics of what encompasses a beautiful scent and its essence to create two new Green Tea inspired scents.

The Green Tea family is a euphoric blend of the most refreshing, rejuvenating scents that surround you in a burst of clean, crisp energy. Light fragrances, with a touch of freshness and rejuvenation, are the perfect scents when transferring from cold winter days to hot summer evenings. Elizabeth Arden introduces Green Tea Camellia and Green Tea Lavender, two new summer aromas. The weather is changing, and your fragrance choice should too!

Inspired by Ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement, Green Tea Camellia is a luxurious fragrance revealing the delicate grace of a single perfect blossom as it unfolds petal by petal. Its delicate fragrance combines peony, rose and mandarin tree blossom notes giving you the perfect fragrance for Summer. This scent is an intriguing floral scent and provides a delicate and graceful feel.

Green Tea Lavender has one of the highest quality certified organic essential oils available, Givaudan’s Organic Lavender from Bulgaria. The organic lavender used in this fragrance possesses a unique character with a very rich aromatic almost ambery note. Winter symbolizes cold, gray weather – Summer on the hand is about freshness, blue skies etc. Green Tea Lavender is the perfect scent to exude a relaxed, carefree feel. Providing both a relaxing warmth and an uplifting freshness.

Green Tea Lavender is the perfect blend of Wild Chamomile, Green Tea, Organic Lavender Bulgarian ORPUR™ and Chinese Magnolia.

Pricing & Availability:

1.7 fl. oz., $29.00; 3.3 fl. oz., $39.00

Elizabeth Arden

I’m in love with my Chi Ultra Hair Straightener!

I had been using the same, ol’ hair straightener for years, and I finally realized it’s a horrible hunk of junk. So I finally decided I was going to splurge and buy a GOOD hair straightener. I did my research, and lo and behold, everyone agrees – Chi Hair Straighteners are the best.

So off I went to Ulta, where I found this hair straightener, and I bought it on the spot!

Can I just tell you I’m in love, and what the heck was I waiting for? I can’t believe I went years using the same old beat up straightener, when products like THIS existed! It’s amazing! It is the most perfect straightener on the market.

Would I lie to you?

Description:

* 1″ tourmaline ceramic plates
* Adds moisture and shine
* Penetrates hair from inside out
* Reduces frizz and static electricity
* Versatile “all in one” ergonomic design
* Professional salon model
* Create silky shiny hair instantly
* Flash quick heating
* Swivel cord

It says it’s $159 on the website, but I only paid $99, so look around I’m sure you can find it for $99 too!


Would you let your child play with a breast feeding doll?

I was just watching Kathie Lee and Hoda – and they were playing with a controversial new doll that allows girls to mimic breast-feeding.


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A controversial new doll is leaving some parents wishing for the good old Cabbage Patch days.

A Spanish toymaker known as Berjuan has developed a breast-feeding doll that comes with a special halter top its young “mothers” wear as they pretend to breast-feed their “babies.” The halter top has daisies that cover the little girls’ nipples and come undone just as easily as the flaps of a nursing bra would.

The doll — called Bebe Gloton, which translates as “gluttonous baby” — makes sucking noises as it “feeds.”

Like many other dolls, Bebe Gloton can cry, signaling she wants more milk.

Although many health care providers promote the benefits of breast-feeding, parents around the world have criticized Berjuan, saying the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children — and may even promote early pregnancy.

“That’s not cool,” Lori Reynolds, of El Paso, Texas, told KFOXTV.com. “No, I would never get that for my child.”

But other moms said they support the product.

“I think that it’s great that people want to have a doll that promotes breast-feeding,” said Rose Haluschak, also of El Paso. “Most dolls that are purchased come with a bottle. That is the norm in society, an artificial way to feed your baby.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor of FOXNews.com, said although he supports the idea of breast-feeding, he sees how his own daughter plays with dolls and wonders if Bebe Gloton might speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it.

“Pregnancy has to entail maturity and understanding,” Alvarez said. “It’s like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade. Or, it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized. You never know the effects this could have until she’s older.”

Alvarez said breast-feeding reduces childhood infections, strengthens maternal bonding and increases the child’s immune system. But introducing breast-feeding to girls young enough to play with dolls seems inappropriate, he said.

“What’s next?” wrote Eric Ruhalter, a parenting columnist for New Jersey’s Star Ledger. “Bebe Sot — the doll who has a problem with a different kind of bottle, and loses his family, job and feelings of self-worth? Bebe Limp — the male doll who experiences erectile dysfunction? Bebe Cell Mate — a weak, unimposing doll that experiences all the indignation and humiliation of life in prison?

“Toy themes should be age appropriate. I think so anyway.”

Come Join us in the BLOGFROG COFFEETALK COMMUNITY: What do you think? Would you let your daughter play with this doll?