My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard.

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.”

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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.)

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I Like Big Sticks And I Cannot Lie.

Big ass lip color sticks. Don’t need a mirror. Don’t need steady hands.

My favorite for major pigment and a matte finish: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

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Revlon has a wide range of colors, they only cost $7-$8, and are found at any drug store. I wasn’t a fan of the first round of the “Just Bitten” product-remember the two ended stick, with a marker type thing, and then some lip balm at the other end? Dried living crap out of your lips, and left gross stains. But they switched up their formula, and this stuff is good. Creamy, rich, and feels expensive.

Best for light color and high shine: Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

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Clinique also has a Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour, so be careful that you buy the correct product. I don’t wear to much lip color, and at $17 each, I probably wouldn’t get my money’s worth with the Intense line. Enter the “regular” chubby stick. (“Chubby Stick” sounds dirty, doesn’t it? Maybe that’s why I like it so much.) Light color, and super shine.

I first tried out this color when I got it as a free sample. The color was “Voluptuous Violet”, (far right, above) a a deep purple. At first I was like….whaaaat….no wonder they’re giving these out for free….more a color suited for Wednesday Addams. (Disclaimer: I love Wednesday. Badass chick. Not throwing shade.) But I tried it on.

I just purchased my second “Voluptuous Violet” the other day, and I rarely finish a whole product. It just brings out a little natural color of your lips, plus adds some shine without the tackiness. Available at Sephora, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and other major department stores.

Like any lip product, I recommend swiping on some Vaseline or Carmex, and taking an old, soft toothbrush and giving your lips a good scrubbing before applying any kind of color.

Eau de Awesome.

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Every woman should have a signature scent. Mine used to be Miss Dior Cherie, but Dior decided to quit producing it. THE HORROR! So the hunt was on for a new magic potion. I favor fresh scents in the spring and summer (Clinique Happy in Bloom, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia) and heavier, sweeter scents (Prada Candy, Jimmy Choo, Lavanila Pure Vanilla) in the fall and winter.

If you have a Sephora in your hometown, I’d suggest doing your perfume shopping there. They’ll give you a sample of any perfume you want, even if the perfume company doesn’t provide them. Sephora has their own little vials they’ll fill if you ask. How stinkin’ cool is that? It’s about a three day sample, so you can wear it more than once before you decide on your purchase. (I highly recommend wearing a new perfume for at least a couple days before you spend your hard earned money on a whole bottle. Perfume truly does smell different on everyone, and everything from the weather to stress can tweak the notes.)

I first saw See by Chloe in magazine inserts, and it always smelled wonderful, but unfortunately those ads don’t always give us an accurate picture. So I went into Sephora and got myself a sample. The first time I wore it…..meh. Just, meh. Then I tried it again about a week later, and WHOOP THERE IT IS. With with top notes of apple blossom and bergamot, middle notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang, and a base of sandalwood and vanilla, it’s like someone giving you a big hug wearing a soft, fuzzy sweater. I know it sounds weird, but I find to be an almost calming scent, so I’ll even wear it to bed. It’s not too heavy and not too light, so it’s great to wear year-round. See by Chloe isn’t loud or flashy – it’s subtle and warm. It’s perfect. Available at Sephora, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. $78 for a 1.7 oz. bottle.

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