Get Zestfully Clean with NEW Fruitboost Shower Gels

Being a body wash buff, I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest when it comes to cleansing gels.

A few weeks ago, Zest launched Fruitboost—four scent-sational shower gels and I couldn’t be happier.  Available in Citrus Splash, Very Berry, Pomegranate Acai Berry and Peach Mango, Each of the fragrances smell heavenly, but my ultimate favorite is the Citrus Splash. A delightful mix of lime, orange a lemon, it’s simply sublime.

Infused with vitamin C and twice the concentration, a little goes a long way. It says that it can last up to 40 showers, but because I tend to use a lot of shower gel, I doubt that it’s going to last beyond half of that. I’ve heard that too much lather isn’t good, but I’m a sucker for an abundance of sudsy bubbles! Each of the shower gels leaves my skin feeling, you guessed it—zestfully clean!


The New York City launch of Zest Fruitboost Shower Gels was befittingly held at Dylan’s Candy Bar. The shower gels are sold exclusively at Walmart, $2.99

Plus, the best part about these body washes is that they’re comparable to those sold in bath and body specialty stores, but at a fraction of the price! The practical upside down design makes it possible to squeeze out the very last drop.

If you’re getting a head start on holiday shopping, these would make great stocking stuffers for all the women on your list.

What’s your favorite shower gel brand or scent?

‘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?

Skintastic Body Scrubs

Want to get baby-soft skin? Well, the key is to exfoliate your entire body with body scrubs! Just like with our faces, our bodies need to have dead skin removed from the surface by gently scrubbing with microbeads, sugars and other exfoliants to get rid of dull-looking skin.

Using body scrubs in the shower or bath at least once a week will help replenish skin cells and leave skin feeling silky smooth! Remember, don’t over do it because using them too often can cause skin irritation.

One of my absolute favorite scrubs is the Say Yes to Carrots Moisturizing Body Scrub. It’s made with real carrot juice and essential minerals. Plus it smells delightful, yet it isn’t overwhelmingly fragrant.

Do you use body scrubs? What are some of your favorites?

Here are a few popular choices:

Say Yes to Carrots Moisturizing Body Scrub available at for $9.99

Ecstasy Sea Salt Scrub available at for $28

Bliss Hot Salt Scrub available at for $36

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish available at for $62.50

L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub available at for $34

Neutrogena Energizing Sugar Body Scrub available at for $9.99

Philosophy Senorita Margarita available at $25