Are you a chocolate lover? What's your preference? Four layer chocolate cake drizzled with chocolate ganache? Or maybe just one perfectly decadent chewy chocolate brownie.
When I worked in San Francisco, I would often end my day with one perfect creamy Chocolate Champagne Truffle from Teuscher's. Somehow as I'm typing this, the perfect chocolate seems to be around 6'1" and 225 lbs. I'm thinking Idris Elba.
You have to admit he's one hunk of chocolate.
Chocolate is often given a bad rap—that it gives you pimples. FALSE! Or that "white" chocolate is really chocolate. NOT!
However, there are some great benefits to indulging in a cocoa treat occasionally.
For example, research has shown that allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produced brain and heart rate activity that was simliar to – and even stronger than – that produced with passionate kissing. Obviously they were not kissing in Idris. Wait, I'm having a moment…
Or, that single chocolate chip can provide enough energy for an adult human to walk 150 ft. Don't give your dog chocolate, it's deadly for the canine species.
Now, when it comes to chocolate in beauty, I have a few favorites in that category as well.
1. Be a smooth operator
Try: Carol's Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub $34
A body exfoliant infused with real brown sugar crystals and natural, aromatic oils.
2. For eyes that melt
Try: Givenchy Prismissime Eyes – 55 Tempting Chocolate $53
A palette of nine eyeshadow shades from Givenchy.
3. Go the front of the line
Try: Tarte EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow / Liner in Brown — matte chocolate brown $22
Plush eyeliner and a double-ended eyeliner brush, to create intense and long-lasting high definition eyes.
4. Drenched in chocolate
Try: Bulgari Omnia Eau de Parfum $70
Mandarin, Saffron, Masala Tea, and White Chocolate.
Sexy. Warm. Delicious.
5. Fake your bake
Try: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder $28
The best bronzer to even brown skin and contour. Plus it smells good enough to eat.
6. Lick your lips
Try: Nuxe Lip Gloss Prodigieux – Nutri-Protector Lip Care SPF 15 – Shimmering Chocolate $23
Shimmering chocolate gloss that softens, hydrates, protects, and perfects your lips.
7. Perfect 10
Try: Essie Chocolate Cakes $8
Creamy chocolate brown.
8. For touch me, touch me again skin
Try: Nature's Gate Organics Organic Herbal Blends Body Lotion with Ester-C, Neroli Orange & Chocolate Mint $9.99
Neutralizes free-radicals and nourishes sun damaged skin.