My friend Jen and I joke that the best thing about fall and winter is that you can stop shaving. It’s one less task to do in the shower, and the velvety coat of fur serves a dual purpose by keeping you warm, ha ha!

Be that as it may, just because I take a week (or two) off from shaving every once in a while when it’s chilly doesn’t mean I neglect my skin situation entirely. I’m still deeply serious about exfoliation, and Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub makes the experience infinitely more glam.

Babes, this sugar scrub is so rich, so creamy and so moisturizing that you might be tempted to skip your daily dose of lotion. AND THE SCENT? One whiff of this tangy ginger and grapefruit will instantly teleport you to a five-star Hawaiian hotel and spa.

I can’t believe this huge 8-oz. tube is only $5.99, because it’s just as good as Origins’ $32 Ginger Body Scrub. Stock up while you can, because I’m pretty sure it’s limited edition.

Speaking of Trader Joe’s…

Tonight I’m going to a potluck with the mothers group I belong to, and when I signed up to bring a dessert, I’d originally planned to bring a pan of my go-to brownies. Unfortunately, the dessert gods were plotting against me, and I didn’t have enough time to get it done. My backup plan was to pick up some mini cupcakes at my favorite bakery, but when I drove by the store they had a big “CLOSED” sign out front.


I ended up going to TJ’s and getting this box of Sea Salt Brownie Petites instead.

I hope they’re good. *crosses fingers and toes*

In other news, have you read this month’s Fearless Flyer yet? There’s a blurb in it about a TJ’s podcast…

Needless to say, I’m excited, and I just can’t hide it! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,