Beauty Bribe Yourself With Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Energy Body Bath & Shower Gel, or Refreshing Body Cream

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Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Energy Body Bath & Shower Gel and Refreshing Body Cream

Beauty bribery, babe. It’s the key to getting sh*t done, I kid you not.


If I find myself dragging my feet or otherwise struggling to finish a task, I dangle the idea of getting a little beauty treat if/when I finish, like a carrot in front of a horse’s eyes, and 99.9% of the time, it works.

Of course, you have to be strict with yourself here. I mean, if you don’t finish the task, you don’t get the treat.

The trick works particularly well on household chores (like one lipstick for cleaning two toilets), tasks that require standing in long lines (go to the DMV, get a new nail polish) or any activity tied to sweating (30 minutes of exercise for a new body care product).

And the treat doesn’t have to be a brand new product. It can be a special treatment, like a relaxing bath or manicure, with something you already own.

Like this week, the only reason I exercised at all was Dolce & Gabbana!

I tell myself that I only get to take a shower with Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Energy Body Bath & Shower Gel ($35) after I go for a run.

Seems to be working.

And after I dry myself off, I follow up with Light Blue Refreshing Body Cream (a $51 splurge, albeit a wonderful one).

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Energy Body Bath & Shower Gel and Refreshing Body Cream

Both have the same crisp, fruity floral scent as the regular Light Blue fragrance, one of my staple perfumes.

On me, Light Blue is refreshing like a resort vacation, with jasmine, apple, orange and musk notes. If you like light, summery scents like MAC Turquatic and Bobbi Brown Beach, you might lurve Light Blue.

There’s also a Light Blue deodorant, by the way, and sometimes I wear that, too.

When it comes to getting things done, don’t overlook the pure motivating power of a good beauty bribe. 🙂


PRICE: $35 for a 6.7-ounce bottle of the Shower Gel, and $51 for a 6.7-ounce bottle of the Body Cream
AVAILABILITY: Available in the permanent line now at Dolce & Gabbana counters, stores and online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. It’s movie night! I’ve been pushing to see Insidious: Chapter 2, you know, in honor of Friday the 13th (BOO!), but El Hub really wants to see Riddick instead.

I liked the first one, Pitch Black, but the second one…not so much.

What are you up to tonight? I hope you had a good week.


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  1. hanna says:

    I’ve seen a lot about this dolce light blue. I think I’m going to have to go see how it smells!
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  2. Judith says:

    I LOVE the smell of light blue, so delicate and fresh. I hate perfume that projects too much and this isn’t one of them.

  3. Rachel says:

    Sounds yummy, and i like the idea of beauty bribery. However, I can’t do Light Blue ever since one of least favorite roommates from college claimed that as her scent. I do loves me some Turquatic though!

  4. meredith says:

    I use the beauty bribery technique on myself quite a bit! Light Blue keeps coming up on my radar recently. I tend to be drawn to oriental fragrances but am on a mission to expand my horizons. I have a sample, maybe I’ll give it another chance.

  5. Deb says:

    Karen, thanks for showing some love for Light Blue! I have been wearing it for years. I get more compliments on this than any other fragrance I wear….and I have a huge collection. It bums me that so many blogs I read that write about fragrance throw so much shade at this one. Why?? Yes, it can be considered “mass market” but so what? It is quite simply a beautiful scent. If any of you are considering, take the leap! You can get a sample in almost any store or maybe just try a travel size to see if you like it. And to answer Charisma, no, there is nothing powdery about it. I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing for you but it has no powderiness anywhere. It is so light and sparkling and crisp….I wish I could just bathe my whole house in it!

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