In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. He also declared that the third Sunday in July would be National Ice Cream Day.
Ice cream seems to be the ultimate comfort food—we eat when we are happy or sad. Winter or summer. Plain and unadulterated or we give it the Cold Stone treatment—gummy bears, sprinkles and cookie crumbs. We all have our favorite flavors and formulas; from gelato to good old 31 Flavors, we gotta have it.
And of course, as beauty junkies, we have to apply our appetites for ice cream to our favorite beauty products too. So our editor's picks for our favorite ice cream flavor inspired beauty goodies.
1. Team 20/20 writer Camille's favorite flavor: Green Tea.
"My absolute favorite ice cream flavor is green tea. And love M.A.C Humid eyeshadow. The deep, velvety green shimmer adds a new twist to the smoky eye!"
2. Editor-in-Chief Tracey's favorite flavor: Toasted Almond.
"My favorite ice cream is toasted almond. Since I am perpetually washing my hands and using sanitizer, they get super dry.
I love Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream. It smells really good and quenches the thirst of my parched hands.
I also have to give a shout out to old-school Jergens Original Scent Lotion. I have been in love with that fragrance since I was a kid."
Team 20/20 writer Chelsea's Favorite Flavor: Strawberry.
"I'm a sucker for strawberry ice cream. My mom was looking for the ultimate hot magenta shiny lips for a photoshoot that I was assisting her on. We were scouring Sephora at the last minute and I found their Sephora Collection Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Strawberry Delish, a magenta red. She loved it. And i loved it. And I don't think she knows i took it from her makeup kit yet…"
Nerdy by Nature writer Taylor's favorite flavor: Vanilla
"I love vanilla ice cream because i can load it up with sprinkles and other junk. Made from earth vanilla lip balm is one of my favorites. It doesn't disappear in a few minutes, and if i do lick it off, the vanilla flavor tastes good. Oh, and it keep my lips smoooooth."
LA Beauty Newbie's favorite flavor: Chocolate.
"I am a newly christened chocolate ice cream girl. OPI's Chocolate Moose is officially one of my favorite nail lacquers. This one leaped off the shelf, flicked me in fivehead and dropped in the palm of my hand. It may not be my perfect "mannequin hands" nude but when paired with lengthy, oval talons, I feel a little 'Rated R' minus the Balmain Tuxedo jacket"
Photo of women eating ice cream courtesy of madamenoire.com.