Y Water is vitamin water for kids, but it’s packed in more vitamins and minerals than most adult vitamin waters. Y water is organic, high in nutrients, and is low caloric — 40 calories per nine ounces. The drinks have 10 or 11 grams of sugar, so the Y waters probably don’t taste exactly like water….. But they taste pretty darn good!

I popped open a “Brain” last night and got a surprising burst of energy…. Not that jittery kind… But the kind that kept me motivated to get everything on my to do list done, before bed, in record time… But was able to fall right to sleep.

Need some quick energy? Pop a Y Water… Not just for kids!


signature Laura Dunn


NEON for Spring…. It’s everywhere! Hop on this trend… Hunt and gather time! Stay on trend this Spring/Summer2012 with the brightest neons you can find….

The brighter…. The better!

Michael Kors-Poncho-effect cashmere sweater $1,195

Pierre Hardy Contrast leather-trimmed neoprene backpack $1,650

Victoria Secret Cotton tees $17.50

American Apparel Neon Nail Polish $6.00


Aurelie Biderman Mother-of-pearl star charm bracelet $120

Giambattista Valli Silk chiffon-trimmed tweed jacket $4,365

Seven For all ManKind Neon Jean $197.00

Jeffery Campbell Darian Sandal $164.00

Marc by Marc Jacobs Neon croc-effect leather shoulder bag $495

Victoria Secret Cotton Sweat Shirt $36.00


signature Laura Dunn


The Chinese New Year is symbolized by a new animal zodiac, determined by a 12-year cycle. Last year was the Year of the Rabbit. But 2012 welcomes a more commanding beast — the Dragon.

Who is the Dragon?

The Dragon is anything but a formidable foe in Chinese culture. Unlike the demon that gets slayed in Western literature, the Dragon is a symbol of good fortune and intense power in Eastern culture. In Chinese tradition, the Dragon is regarded as a divine beast.

According to Sung dynasty manuscripts, the Dragon is described as having the “head of an ox or donkey, eyes of a shrimp, horns of a deer, body of a serpent covered with fish scales, and a feet of a phoenix,” and it usually clutches a pearl, meant to symbolize its supernatural powers.

May the year of The Dragon bring you light, love, peace and new beginnings….

signature Laura Dunn

Uncommon Scents

Alisha Spencer: Jewelry & Accessories Editor

Lisa Hoffman has come up with a clever way to smell pretty by wearing scented bangles. The recently launched Fragrance Bracelets have lattice like charms that can be filled with her collection of yummy fragrance beads. Not only are the scents divine, they are also eco-friendly.  There are five different choices including French Clary Sage, Madagascar Orchid, Tuscan Fig, Japanese Agarwood and Tunisian Neroli. It has been rumored that earrings with the same concept are in the works.


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A couple of months ago while getting my nails done, I read a book review in People Magazine on “Dear Cary… My Life With Cary Grant” I was absolutely fascinated. Dyan Cannon’s candid memoir chronicling her life, love and child with the iconic Cary Grant…. Now this is where the story get’s fun….. Fast forward to a month ago…. I am getting my nails done and in walks Dyan Cannon….. I tell her I can’t wait to read her book and we start talking……

I was in the presence of a woman that was different. Ms. Dyan Cannon has an unearthly quality about her… A knowing. “Dear Cary” is an amazing story about an amazing woman’s life. Simply put…. A must read for every woman.



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Have you ever noticed that your stomach is flatter in the morning than it is at night? I know mine is. My stomach bloat can be up to 70% by evening….. Not too fun. What’s a night time bloated girl to do? De-bloat My Beautiful Peeps…. you heard me! De-Bloat!

Up to 70% of evening bloat can be caused by swallowing air. Now that’s a little food baby in my book…. The culprits…. All carbonated beverages, gum (especially sugarless), eating fast, gulping water… or any beverage for that matter, whipped cream, puffed cereals, mousses and any air filled food (yes those Cheetos count). Backing off on these foods during the day…. will help keep your bloat down at night.

P.S…. That crisp crunchy apple is getting that pop when you bite, from gas… 23% by weight. Avoid like the plague when trying to flatten your belly!

signature Laura Dunn


Angelina Jolie! For the most beautiful look of the evening…. in a white and ruby red Atelier Versace gown and in our eyes, Angelina stole the show last night. The Golden Globes were an amazing start to the 2012 Awards season…. with some of the most beautiful gowns EVER gracing the red carpet. Our favorite look…. the fish tail train took the Globes by storm…

Here are a few of our other favorites…….

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Madonna in Reem Acra

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli

Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald

Supermodel Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen.

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Lea Michele in Marchesa


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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Yes, that’s me crying! Why you ask?? My skin has been so dry that it actually cracked around my nose! Now… you are thinking…. Laura has over a gazillion billion dollar creams in her arsenal…. Her skin can’t be that dry…. It is. What’s a dry flaking Winter-ized girl to do? Read on My Beauties and Gents……

I need internal moisture. When it gets this dry outside…. as it is in Los Angeles, we need to go inward. Sardines, salmon and mackerel are a great start….Oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Another way to go, my little Fish-heads is passing the fish oil capsules containing DHA (A specific type of fatty acid). The Omega’s are a great start to…. moisturizing inside out!

P.S….. Drink loads of water too!!!



signature Laura Dunn


In a British study, they found that other people see us as at least…. 20% more attractive than we do ourselves. When we look in the mirror all we see is our appearance. But when others look at us they see our personalities, kindness, sense of humor and intelligence. Which are factors that can make up a rather significant part of our overall beauty.

Get more beautiful today by shining in the world. Show what God gave you and let the world see just how truly beautiful you are….. Personality truly does count!

signature Laura Dunn