Seriously, who am I? I used to loathe and detest the scent of vanilla - probably because Bath and Body Works’ heinous Warm Vanilla Sugar and the Victoria’s Secret equivalent (What was that called?) dominated the halls of my high school after we’d grown out of Love Spell body spray.
Now I’m kinda into it, as long as it isn’t too candy-coated and cloying. (And I love coconut now too, but that’s another story.) I wear Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensee perfume most-daily and get mad compliments from customers on it, but I’ve found it’s fun to mix with other vanilla-based fragrance.
Leave it to XOJane’s Cat Marnell to find me the perfect vanilla-but-not-too-sweet base with Gud (a division of Burt’s Bees) Vanilla Flame body lotion, my new obsession. Trust me, this stuff makes everyone on a hot Nicollet Mall street want to have sex with you. I road-tested it for you. It’s all natural, blah blah I don’t care about that shit - I care that it lasts pretty much all day and clings to your skin with the most innocently sexy drydown ever.
On a side note, I’m pretty pissed that Cat, girl crush who led me to some amazing beauty products as detailed on this half-assed blog o’ mine, has decided she’d rather do angel dust than write about makeup. But, yknow, I guess I’d sometimes rather go to Sally Beauty Supply twice a week and/or watch a Teen Mom marathon than write about makeup too.