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I chatted with Ashanti at the debut of her new fragrance, Precious Jewel by Ashanti ($22.50, Wal-Mart stores nationwide) and she said she knew the fragrance would be a hit. “I went into the studio one night,” she says, “and every guy in the room wanted to know what I was wearing.”

Like Buttah

Pure shea butter, which keeps skin soft and radiant, should always be in your life. Reach for Mistral Verbena Shea Butter ($22, (866) Mistral).

High Heal

When there’s no time for a professional massage, I reach for custom-blended Aromapothecary Massage Oils ($35, (888) 352-3545). Right now the Quick Fix Stress Oil, with oak moss, ginger, verbena and grapefruit, rules!


Q: How can I make my lashes fuller? —Shirley, Irvington, New Jersey Shirley, you can add wattage to your wink in minutes by investing in two must-haves: an eyelash curler and a thickening mascara. Curl your lashes for a few seconds to give them an eye-opening lift. Then apply a lush lash-building mascara like Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara ($21, fine department stores) or Maybelline XXL Volume & Length Microfiber Mascara ($7.95, mass retailers nationwide). I promise you’ll love what you see.