Soap & Glory Has Me Sugar Crushing

I’ve been a fan of Soap & Glory’s bath and body products and their cute, pink retro packaging for some time. The products always leave me feeling pampered and smelling soft and sexy from the rose, bergamot and citrus fragrance in the classic Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, especially when followed by The Righteous Butter Body Lotion. When I saw the new Sugar Crush bath and body line scented with sweet lime, I had to give it a try.

Marilyn Monroe in a deleted scene from "Seven Year Itch"

Marilyn Monroe in a deleted bathtub scene from “Seven Year Itch”

Wow, does the scent pack a punch! I used the Sugar Crush Body Wash followed by the Body Buttercream and the scent brought back flashes of sunny vacations in Vegas drinking lime margaritas poolside. The body wash contains lime oil, kiwi juice water and veggie oil and delivered generous, frothy bubbles and left my skin super soft.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart

The body buttercream, which has shea and cocoa nut balm and lime and almond oils is thick, but it’s not heavy and left my skin satiny instead of feeling greasy like other popular body butters. The scent is strong at first, but then fades just a bit, which is great ‘cause you don’t want to smell like someone dropped a tropical drink on you. I do still prefer Soap & Glory’s original Pink scent, which is softer and more sophisticated. I can see myself using the Sugar Crush line, which also includes a body scrub, in the summer before heading out for drinks at a tiki bar in a cute, Hawaiian-inspired dress.

– Jodi Goulart

Juicy Fruit

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was swept away by the palm trees, warm temps and abundance of Hawaiian goodies. The dried mangoes and pineapples and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts made my sweet tooth salivate ,all while making me think of fruity and tropical-inspired lotions, body washes and fragrances. Here are some of my picks to get you smelling sweet and in the mood for sunny weather — no margaritas required, though they don’t hurt.

"Sunny Skies," Rolf Armstrong 1953

Bath & Body Works’ Tahiti Island Mimosa collection includes a Body Lotion and Body Wash that contain the Tahitian Tamanoi blend of Tamanu nut, which helps skin soothe and heal itself, and Monoi oil, which provides moisture for thirsty skin. The Fragrance Mist is a softly sweet exotic floral.

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Mimosa Fragrance Mist $16.50, Body Lotion $14.50 and Body Wash $16.50

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girls are back at it again after a Winter collection of fragrances with the new limited-edition Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties range. All of the girls are wearing adorable swimwear, polished toes and Plumeria and Hibiscus flowers in their hair. Each fragrance is new and all are florals, except for Lil’ Angel, which is a citrus gourmand, and my favourite G, which is a creamy musk.

Harajuku Lovers Limited Edition Sunshine Cuties, $32 each at drug stores, Sephora and Sears

The Body Shop and Sephora both have new bath and body collections that are refreshing and citrusy instead of overly sweet. Sephora’s is the Pink Grapefruit Sorbet Bath & Body Collection that includes a body lotion, bubble bath, bath gel and scrub. Body Shop has just launched its new Sweet Lemon range that includes a Body Butter, Scrub, Lotion, Shower Gel, Lip Butter, Soap and even a lemon shaped bath pom pom. The products range in price from $3 to $20.

Sephora Pink Grapefruit Sorbet Bath & Body Collection, from $16 - $21

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel $13

And because our lips deserve a fruity treat there’s Rimmel’s new line of Royal Gloss lipglosses in 10 delectable translucent shades. They’re packed with Vitamins A, C and E and smell like mouth-watering candy. See my favourite shades below.

Rimmel Royal Gloss in Candy Rush, $6.99 at select drug and mass retailers

Rimmel Royal Gloss in Pink Taffy, $6.99 at select drug and mass retailers

— Jodi Goulart