Sol de Janeiro Review: A Brazil-Inspired Beauty Brand You Need To Know

I don't much believe in love at first sight. Lust, sure, but I've yet to experience that angel choir, gut-wrenching, "hot damn, I can't live without this person" feeling , no matter how sexy they were.

I have, however, felt that for a beauty product. Specifically, Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream.

To the outsider, it's just a body cream. Sure, the packaging is super cute and bright orange and makes you think of tanning somewhere in Rio or Sao Paolo (this is the power of marketing, y'all.) It even smells like a combination of sunscreen, happiness and Ryan Gosling's abs. The best part about this, though, is that it's just that -- a bum bum cream. You don't HAVE to put it on your bum (bum,) but you should.

Here's the thing: I'm not the kind of girl to moisturize. I don't have dry body skin and I don't get ashy or flaky. I do, however, like the ritualistic aspect of rubbing good-smelling stuff on my skin, but I've yet to make it a habit. Moisturizing is something I do post-shower if (and only if) I know that I'm wearing shorts or a dress, or that I'm seeing a boy who may touch my body at some point. It's a step that's totally extra and one I can avoid altogether -- unless it's this damn Bum Bum Cream.

I'm not waxing poetic here -- this stuff is magical. I've converted nearly my entire friend group, my mother, and plenty of coworkers to this stuff. And all it does is give you a supple, moisturized, slightly glittery bum (and legs, and arms and wherever else you wish to use it.)

Even more dangerously for my wallet (sexy-smelling cream for your booty doesn't come cheap). Sol de Janeiro just released a shower cream that will actually make me truly enjoy lathering up. In fact, I'd be totally down for whatever iteration of X-rated shower things my future Tinder dates have in mind as long as we can spend the entire time coated in the stuff.

My only gripe? There's no Sol de Janeiro candle...yet.

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