Oh, the heat. I swear I feel like I am melting and it is just the beginning. When we come into the summer season I become a very frequent visitor to THE BODY SHOP. It’s just that during the warmer months I like to use all the lotions and potions and fruity/flowery smelly things they have to offer.
Recently they came up with a new, limited addition range, with the very summer appropriate aroma of Piña colada. Since I am a coconut addict plus a cocktail lover extraordinaire I went to smell this ‘oh, so cool sounding’ creation the first opportunity I got. And of course I loved it. I must say, I am not convinced it smells exactly like the drink, but since I am pretty sure it is sans alcohol that is forgivable (kind of… the alcohol is the best part of the Pina Colada, no?)
So, let’s talk a bit about the products themselves. I wanted to try as much of them as I could so I choose the basic products.
PINITA COLADA BODY SCRUB – At the beginning I was hesitant about this product, because when I opened it the texture looked somewhat weird to me. But after the lovely consultant explained that the little particles inside were actually meant to be real shredded coconut I was intrigued. I was not sure that this scrub will do anything for me, but was pleasantly surprised a couple of hours ago when I took a shower and did a little exfoliating. The product left my skin soft, but without the redness some of the harsher body scrubs leave.
PINITA COLADA SHOWER GEL – There is not much to say about a shower gel. Since my skin is pretty dry after a shower I judge mine based on this – does it leave my skin dry?! For this one I am in the middle. It does not totally dry my skin like a lot other products do, but it was not too hydrating as well.
PINITA COLADA BODY SORBET – This for me was the star of the range. It is the first time I try THE BODY SHOPs sorbets but I really love the idea of this product. Not only it smells lovely, but the texture of the cream is very rich and silky. Maybe I am crazy, but it leaves a little of a mat finish to me which I really enjoy. The aroma of pineapple and coconut is strong and the texture of the sorbet allows the product to soak in a lot quicker than a lotion. It also gives a good hydration.
So, if you are interested in something new to try, that is good for the summer and smells amazing I would definitely try this range. As I said, it is limited, just so you know! Hope you liked this one. Talk to you soon!