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These Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Were Designed for Desert Islands Where You Can Only Bring One Thing to Wear on Your Eyes, Cheeks and Lips

Published in: Eyes, Face, Lips, Pacifica

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples

Here I’m wearing the Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples color in Bronze on my cheeks

“Mo’ coco, mo’ coco, mo’ coco!”

Those are either the lyrics to Ice-T’s comeback song/ode to his voluptuous wife (is that woman’s butt for real!?), or what goes through my head when I open the new $12 Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples. :)

Pacifica infused this palette’s multitasking bronze, pink and beige shimmers with coconut extract, and if you put a little on the back of your hand and sniff, they even smell like it.

The colors feel kinda wet and creamy in their pans but dry down to a powdery finish as you work them into your skin.

Neato.

Wear ‘em on your cheeks, eyes, lips — heck, your entire body — for sheer color and a soft glow.

And if you want more pigment, you can always layer.

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Palette 2

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Palette 2

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Palette 3

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Swatches

From the left: Bronze, Island Rose and Moonlit


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The Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Palette Spreads Enlightenment One Shadow at a Time

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Eyes, Makeup, Pacifica, Product Reviews

Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow

Wearing the new $12 Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow on my eyes

“Brighten up, buttercup!”

Sometimes when I think of Tabs taking that long walk across the rainbow bridge one day in the hopefully distant, distant future and my lower lip starts trembling, that’s what I say to myself.

“Brighten up, buttercup!”

It’s also what I said the first time I wore Pacifica’s Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette.

It sucked me in ever before I tried it, with a $12 price tag and promises to brighten my eyes (oh, hellz yeah!).

The fun and summery coral, gold, beige and purple shades come in a mix of satin and iridescent finishes. All of them seem pretty neutral to me, with the exception of the golden child, which warms my NC 42 skin.

What else?

  • The coverage varies from sheer-to-medium when applied dry, to fully opaque when applied wet
  • The mineral-based formula is infused with coconut water for a cream-like finish
  • Made without sulfates, petroleum products, parabens, SLS or phthalates
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

So, MEGA points for wear time. I’ve worn these shadows both wet and dry, on top of bare, and also atop primed lids, and they just barely crease and fade over the course of an eight-hour day.

That’s good.

Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette 2

Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette 3

Skinnydip (left) and Coral Sand (right)


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I’m Going Coco-Nutty for Pacifica’s Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes!

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Pacifica, Skin Care

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Love these $6 Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes!

These Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes? You need to get on these, babe. They popped up at Target a couple months ago. I think they’re pretty new to the beauty scene, but dang! — they’re great.

Each pack comes with 30 biodegradable, moistened cleansing towelettes, perfect for removing makeup, among other things.

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Far-out packaging, man!

I’m lovin’ the groovy blue and yellow packaging, the practical button closure (because it really sucks when your face wipes dry out, right?) and the appetizing coconut scent, which is making me crave a big piece of Hawaiian haupia (coconut pudding).

Mmm… Coconut water.

Oops! Had a little bit of drool there. :)

I’ve had some bomb-@ss coconut water in my day. The BEST was on a visit to the Philippines, just me and my mom, when I was 21. We stayed with family in Manila but drove out to the countryside one day to visit other relatives.

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Coconut, papaya… Oh, great! Now I’m hungry…


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Spring Has Sprung Like a Lilac Blossom Thanks to Pacifica French Lilac Body Butter

Published in: Fragrance, Pacifica, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Apparently, my deal with El Hub not to buy any more Pacifica Body Butters until I finish the tubes in the bathroom is officially null and void.

Poor guy actually asked, “Who needs four bottles of body butter?”

Uh, I do.

Of course, it’s not entirely my fault…

Okay, it is, but I’m still blaming French Lilac ($18). :)

Even though it’s technically the middle of winter, my heart has moved on to springy scents, and French Lilac’s moisturizing body butter is hitting all the right notes. I fell for the shower gel a while back and like the body butter just as much.

Light and delicate, French Lilac’s official fragrance notes include lilac, magnolia leaves, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, hyacinth and nectarine, but I detect more of the lovely lilac on my skin than anything else.
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