‘Brown Sugar’ Bliss

Can you believe this month marks a decade since Brown Sugar, starring Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs made its big-screen debut? Yeah, me neither! Who can forget their remarkable on-screen chemistry playing opposite sex BFFS?

Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in Brown Sugar.

In honor of the 2002 rom-com (obviously one of my faves!), I’m sharing some of the best beauty products made with the ultimate sweetest ingredient—you guessed it, brown sugar!

The ideal fall exfoliator sloughs away dead skin leaving behind a soft and smooth surface. Plus, it provides a natural shine that makes skin and lips radiate.

These decadent lip and body treats will give you a guilt-free sugar rush!

Check them out!

Carol’s Daughter Brown Sugar Scrub Sea Salt Scrub available here, $34

 Lush Ma Bar available here, $7.95

*This soap star boasts a cubed brown sugar center!

Bath & Body Works Brown Sugar & Fig Body Lotion available here, $11

Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish available here, $22

If you want to get a brown sugar glow without breaking the bank, try this DIY scrub from beauty expert Erika Katz:


1/2 cup of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of almond or olive oil

5 drops of honey

3 to 5 drops of essential oil (optional)


Mix ingredients thoroughly in glass bowl. Use the scrub all over the body and rinse well with warm water.

Are you a fan of brown sugar products?

Best Body Oil Buys

A friend recently re-introduced me to the benefits of body oils. She told me that it leaves skin smooth and shiny (in a good way). At first, I wasn’t exactly sold on the idea of trying them again because when I think of body oils, I think of the guy on the street selling them and I haven’t had the best experience with those!

Nonetheless, I decided to give it a go and try Neutrogena’s Body Oil since I had seen it advertised over the years in just about every magazine on the newsstands. I tried it and it did give my legs a silky sheen, but I wasn’t too keen on the fragrance. I haven’t given up on body oils just yet because I do like the results; plus they’re great for massages! I’ll just keep looking until I find one that suits my senses.

Do you use body oils?

Check out some of these:

Sephora Body Oils available at www.sephora.com for $16 each

Burt’s Bees Vitamin Body & Bath Oil available at www.drugstore.com for $7.99

Fresh Sugar Body Oil available at www.sephora.com for $45

Fresh Rice Dry Oil available at www.sephora.com for $48

Korres Body Oil available at www.sephora.com for $17.50

L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil available at www.sephora.com for $30

I didn’t like the scent, but maybe you will! Neutrogena Body Oil available at www.drugstore.com for $10.09

Sephora Brand Body Sensuous Oil available at www.sephora.com for $14