Get ready for a new cult favorite.
The ‘Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Cody Cream’ by Laura Mercier is straight up ridiculous.
Any by “ridiculous,” I mean “too awesome for words.”
As described by Ms. Mercier, “The Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème is an ultra-rich, whipped moisturizing cream containing vitamins A, E and F for nourishment and shea butter for moisturizing without feeling heavy or greasy. The rich crème gives the skin optimum moisture levels, while leaving a delicate fragrance on the skin. Almond Coconut Milk is a warm, rich fragrance with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. It also includes notes of vanilla mousse as well as vanilla meringue.”
It’s currently sold out at Sephora, but you can still find it at Macy’s and Nordstrom. I’ve heard it’s going for as much as $259 a jar on eBay. (The retail price is usually around $55.) It smells that good. You’ll want to eat yourself. (GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. I DIDN’T MEAN THAT IN A DIRTY WAY.)
Are you a fan of Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana?
If so, check out their brand new “limited edition” version called Light Blue Escape to Panarea. Panarea is one of the eight famous Aeolian Islands, a volcanic island chain north of Sicily. (Don’t feel bad, I had to Google it.)
Personally, I don’t mind the original Light Blue, but it’s not my favorite. The lemon notes have always smelled a bit off to me – kind of like Lysol cleaning products. They just overpowered the perfume; and this is coming from someone who loves lemon/citrus scents.
But the Escape to Panarea takes it down a notch, using less lemon and more bergamot, tonka bean, and vanilla. The first sniff will remind you of the original, but after that, Panarea takes on a life of its own. It’s a little more warm than the original, but still very much a spring and summer scent. Of course, since I love it, it has to be a limited edition. So….if you do end up loving it, I’d recommend buying a couple bottles, as it will be gone in a few months!
$55-$75 at Sephora, Ulta, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom.
You guys know that burning soy and vegan candles are WAY better for your health than other kinds wax candles, right? Right. Unfortunately, a lot of soy and vegan candles can be on the spendy side.
Enter Pacifica. They already make awesome perfume, body sprays, and makeup, but did you know they sell candles? I didn’t until I saw an ad in a magazine the other day.
And they’re CHEAP! Prices start at six bucks! Their 3oz candles burn for 30 hours, and the 10oz burn for 100. Pacifica has some amazing scents, including Indian Coconut Nectar, Tuscan Blood Orange (my favorite), Tahitian Gardenia, Mediterranean Fig, Sandalwood, and Hawaiian Ruby Guava.
Available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com, the Pacifica website, select Ulta’s, and select boutiques.
Oh! And Pacifica is 100% cruelty-free. No testing on cute lil’ bunnies!
So, I’ve been eyeing Revlon’s new Parfumerie nail polish. It comes in a very cute little bottle; it looks like something you might find in a French drugstore.
Revlon claims that this polish is “scented.” (Didn’t we already go through a scented nail polish craze? Like, in the late 90’s and early 00’s?)
I DO give Revlon an A+ for scent. I purchased “Pink Pineapple,” a pale pink shade. And after the polish dries, it really does smell like a tropical vacation. The scent lasted several days, and every time I scratched my nose, I got a nice lil’ whiff of pineapple.
Sadly, the polish started chipping in less than 24 hours, and by day two, some nails were missing their polish completely.
It would be great product if you just wanted to use it for a one-time special event (prom, wedding, first date). But the product doesn’t have any real staying power.*
*I do not use base and/or top coats. Using two coats of the regular polish already tests my patience level. Maybe this polish would work better as 3-step set.
If you have better luck, let me know!
Get your mind out of the gutter, silly gooses.
The title refers to a scene from the Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant comedy “Extras.” (Watch it if you haven’t. Not as good as “The Office,” but still sublime.)
Why all the muffin talk, Bree? Because I found a leave-in hair treatment that smells EXACTLY LIKE POPPY SEED MUFFINS.
DermOrganic’s leave-in treatment leaves hair soft, shiny, is a heat protectant, and repairs damaged hair. You can find the entire DermOrganic at Ulta or online here.
Sometimes you come across a smell so good, this is really all you can do:
Thanks to Birchbox, I’ve become familiar with the Ayres brand. Specifically their Patagonia collection – which includes soap, body butter, lotion, body scrub, and candles. (They have several other collections, but Patagonia is my favorite.)
OH, THE SMELLS! Patagonia is a mix of calming notes of lavender, bergamot, jasmine, and more masculine notes like oak moss, patchouli, and fir. Mix all those notes together, and it’s heaven. It’s a great unisex scent, too!
Personally, I’m partial to the body butter and bar soap. The body butter, with notes of jasmine and lavender, is perfect for bedtime. And their bar soap is so fragrant it can double as an air freshener for your bathroom!
Prices range from $10 to $28. Buy it here.
[A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me.]
But hold up.
This is a legit scrub.
It’s from the brand nyl, and it’s their Organic Gentle Sugar Body Polish.
It’s organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and contains only five ingredients:
*Rosehip seed oil
*Meadowfoam seed oil
*Grape seed oil
And I wish I could scratch-and-sniff a sample to you over the computer screen, because it smells divine. Like sugar and lemons. And even though it’s a body scrub, I promise it’s gentle enough for your face-especially if you’re having an extra oily day.
nyl offers a sample size for $5, and an 8oz jar (which is huge!) for $34. Purchase it here.