1. Look Great and Smell Delicious

    Perfumes, body sprays, oils, lotions, and creams that are rosy, citrusy, and/or flat out mouth-watering.  What you may not have are the basic tips to create your own signature fragrances. 

    Tip #1 Know your scents.
    Florals (jasmine, tuberose) work well together.  Think flower garden.When considering fruity fragrances, just relate to realism.  The scents of a Red Delicious apple or Blood orange are easy to recall. Try pairing it with a musk like sandalwood for a bright, deep combination. Like the name implies, Greens are all about nature, if an ocean sea breeze and palm trees is a delight,  take it with you.

    Orientals are bold and often spicy.   They can be earthy like amber or heavily floral like gardenia. The key is to combine scents with a common note. Orange blossom and patchouli could be an olfactory assault but amber and vanilla is a sensual, feminine fanfare.

    Rihanna's Fragrances - Reb'l FleurRihanna’s tuberose hinted fragrance called “Reb’l Fleur”. (Photo Credit: Soulful Beauty)

    Tip #2 Layer. Layer. Layer.

    If there’s a fragrance you love as a perfume, use the body wash. The key to a perfect “smell good” combo is tying every fragrance together from shower to showtime.

    Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb gift sets online

    Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance spray, roll-on perfume, lotion, and deordorant. (Photo Credit: Bergdoff Goodman)

    Tip #3 Location.

    Place different scents on various body parts. Leave heavier scents for pulse points (like your wrists) and lighter scents for areas like the top of your shoulders and your earlobes.

    How to Apply Perfume to Your Pulse Points

    Wrist pulse point.  (Photo Credit: The Fashion Foot)

    Tip #4 Know the difference. 

    Eau de Parfum. Eau de Toilettes. Perfume. What’s the difference?  The answer is the concentration of essences or aromatic oils they contain. The order from highest to lowest concentration (and theprice) is Perfume, Eau de Parfum, & Eau de Toilettes. 

    The general rule is the more concentrated, the more expensive, the longer the scent lasts, & the LESS you need to apply. Tip 4 Test drive your blend but not on the skin.Use tissue or cotton balls to try out combos. Spray the scents in a small room, walk away, & return. That way you can detect which scents are dominant.

    Jimmy Choo Perfume and Fragrance

    Jimmy Choo “Eau de Toilette” (Photo Credit: Sephora)

    Keep these tips in mind and not only will you look good enough to eat, you’ll smell like it too.  Your daily fragrance is just as important as the fashion jewelry and accessories that you wear.  They speak personality!


  2. Sucre Couture found the perfect video on how to waterproof your shoes for the fall.  Great idea for those rainy days in your favorite suede booties.  Enjoy!

    Sucre Couture Shoes

    (Source: popsugar.com)


  3. From moto jackets to cool spike stud earrings, celebs like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Hudson show us exactly how to rock current fashion trend.  Click on the People Style link to view more looks.

    Also, check out Sucre Couture's own spike earrings studs and in style necklaces at www.sucrecouture.com!

    Kim Kardashian Geek Glasses - Sucre Couture

    Geek Shades & Simple Necklaces

    Slouchy Hobo Bags - Sucre Couture

    Slouchy Hobo Bags

    Panama Hats - Sucre Couture

    Panama Hats & Cool Shades

    Gold Laces Dresses - Sucre Couture

    Gold Lace Dresses

    Crystal Collar Necklaces - Sucre Couture

    Crystal Collar Necklaces

    Tassle Necklaces - Sucre Couture

    Tassle Fashion Necklaces

    Leather Sleeve Jackets - Sucre Couture

    Leather Sleeve Jackets

    Spike Stud Earrings - Sucre Couture

    Spike Stud Earrings


  4. DIY: Gel Manicure at Home!

    Gel Manicures are the hottest trend in the nail care industry.  Costing $30 on average, a gel manicure typically lasts two weeks with extreme high-shine.  That’s right!  No chipping or peeling at all! 

    Companies like OPI, CND, and Red Carpet Manicure offer over 30 different colors to choose from.  But sometimes they just aren’t what you may be looking for.  You ask, “is there a way to use my own nail color?”  Most gel product vendors will tell you “no” but we will tell you “yes”.  For an added bonus, you can do it yourself!  Follow our instructions below!

    Gel Manicure Supplies:

    1. Red Carpet Manicure Structure Base Coat Gel ($9.99 at Ulta)
    2. Red Carpet Manicure Brilliance Seal & Shine Top Coat ($9.99 at Ulta)
    3. Red Carpet Manicure Portable UV Light ($19.99 at Ulta)
    4. rubbing alcohol
    5. cotton balls
    6. orange stick
    7. nail color of choice


        After you have groomed and cleaned your nails, make sure that they are completely dried.  Manicure one hand at a time.  The portable UV light is big enough for one hand only. 

    1. On the first hand, apply one thin layer of the RCM Structure Base Coat Gel.  Allow 1 minute drying time underneath the lamp.  Be sure that it is completely dried before moving on to the next step. 
    2. Next, apply one coat of your desired nail polish to each nail and let them dry for 1 minute.  The nail color will look very light on the first coat.
    3. Apply another coat of lacquer and allow another minute of drying time. 
    4. Apply one nice coat of the RCM Brilliance Seal & Shine Top Coat.  Allow 3 minutes drying time.  When done, your nails will feel slightly tacky.  Do not over apply the top coat!
    5. Lastly, run a cotton swab with alcohol over each nail.  Now they’re set!
    6. Repeat for second hand.

    Go the extra mile and accent your fingers with our gold and silver jaguar rings from the new Sucre Couture Fall 2012 Collection!


    1. Use an orange stick to clean excess nail polish before each drying. 
    2. Do not run your hand under hot water after application.  Your nail color will buckle and ruin.
    3. Be sure that your own nail color is fully dried before adding final gel top coat.

    Red Carpet Manicure Portable UV Light Sucre Couture

    Red Carpet Manicure Brilliance Seal - Sucre Couture


  5. A Little Known Way to Wear Bright Colors in the Fall!

    It’s the fall again and color palettes have changed to darker, richer hues than what the summer had to offer.  But are you not ready to ditch bright colors all together?  Do you not know how to wear bright colors this season?  Or do you want to fuse summer and fall colors into one clean, crisp look?

    Well we have answers! :D Try wearing darker hues with pops of bright colors this season.  Don’t be afraid to flaunt all titanium with a bright chartreuse or Olympic blue clutch.  Go a bit further by pairing it with matching heels and nail color.  Or be posh and daring in red pants and all else black.  And don’t forget to accessorize!  Sucre Couture’s favorites are cool, classic earring studs, leather belt bracelets, and gold and silver skinny bracelets.  You’re now in for a stylish, fun, yet classic look!

    Check out actress Stacy Keibler showing off her Fall 2012 look below.

    Stacy Keibler Wears Bright Colors for the Fall Season - Sucre Couture Blog

    (Source: fabsugar.com)

  6. We at Sucre Couture love fashion.  But is this going to far?  Yes or no?

  7. An ice cream sundae with gold on top, please! At Serendipity 3 in New York City, the traditional cherry is 86’d in this concoction.

    This one-of-a-kind sundae features real edible gold swirls in Tahitian vanilla ice cream and an edible gold leaf to top it all off! Let’s not forget the $300 Baccarat glass that it’s served in. Yes, you can take it home.

    Total cost? $1,000. And be sure to give the staff a 48 hours notice for order.

    In 2007, Guinness World Records labeled it to be the worlds most expensive dessert.

    Definitely on Sucre Couture’s list of things to experience!

    Yay or nay?

    *visit us at www.sucrecouture.com*

  8. Sucre Deluxe Delivery package!

  9. Double Chocolate Swirl Pops
    White Chocolate Yogurt

    4 oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, finely chopped

    1 cup half-and-half

    1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt

    Dark Chocolate Yogurt

    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    1 cup half-and-half

    1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt

    • In 2-quart saucepan, heat white chocolate and 1 cup half-and-half over medium-low heat, stirring with whisk, until melted and smooth. Pour mixture into medium bowl. Beat in 1 container yogurt with whisk. Cover and refrigerate.
    • In same saucepan, heat semisweet chocolate chips and 1 cup half-and-half over medium-low heat, stirring with whisk, until melted and smooth. If necessary, pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into another medium bowl. Beat in 1 container yogurt with whisk. Cover and refrigerate both yogurt mixtures 1 hour.
    • Alternately spoon both yogurt mixtures, 1 tablespoon at a time, into 9 (5-oz) paper cups. Use a knife or craft stick to gently swirl mixtures together. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 6 hours or until frozen.

    Expert Tips

    Look for wide craft sticks in specialty cookware stores.

    Nutrition Information:

    1 Serving (1 Pop)
    • Calories 280
      • (Calories from Fat 150),
    • Total Fat 16g
      • (Saturated Fat 10g,
      • Trans Fat 0g),
    • Cholesterol 20mg;
    • Sodium 60mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 29g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
      • Sugars 26g),
    • Protein 5g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
    • Vitamin A 8 %;
    • Vitamin C 0 %;
    • Calcium 20 %;
    • Iron 4 %;
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.