This Very Well May Be The Greatest Body Scrub Of All Time

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We may be a month and a half into spring at this point, but the weather hasn’t acted accordingly until just recently. Baring my legs for the first few 70-degree days has proven to be a challenge, as winter’s chill was pretty rough on my skin this time around.

In a desperate attempt to get my legs mini-skirt ready as quickly as possible, I tried Frank Body’s Body Scrub—and it pretty much changed my life. This stuff is actual magic. 

Comprised of an all-natural mixture of ground coffee beans, almond oil, salt, and brown sugar, this powerful potion sloughs away dead skin without being too rough. After just the first use, my skin was left silky smooth, soft, and glowing, with a light, moisturizing sheen left over to soak into my skin—not the overly oily residue that most scrubs leave behind. The brand claims the scrub reduces cellulite, and (while it may be all in my head), my legs really do feel more smooth and toned after using.

The scrub also helps improve other skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, scarring, and stretch marks, making it a truly life-saving (okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme) product. While your shower or tub will need a bit of a rinse down afterward, I promise, it’s totally worth it.

A regular-sized pouch will cost you $14.95, but later this month, the Grind High Club is launching—meaning you’ll be able to purchase a pack of four travel-sized pouches in each scent (Original, Coconut, Cacao, and Peppermint) for $22.95. That’s quite the steal, and the other scents are divine. As I've now become a devoted Frank fan and have tried them all, I'd have to say the standout scent would have to be Cacao. It basically smells like you’re rubbing a delightful mix of coffee and chocolate cake all over your body, and, I mean, who wouldn’t be into that?

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Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.