There’s no doubt about it: I’m slowly turning into my mother, and there are moments when it hits me, like after I’ve clipped a great coupon (score!) or cleaned the oven and felt an overwhelming sense of joy.
I had one of those moments the other day when I spotted the new Pacifica Magic Carpet Ride body butter set ($28).
Limited edition for the holidays, it comes with three of my favorite Pacifica scents. The first one, Island Vanilla, has a hint of tea and a grown-up twist. The second one, Indian Coconut Nectar, makes me hungry for warm vanilla cake with coconut frosting and dulce de leche drizzled on top (OH, GAWD!). And sniffing the third one, Tuscan Blood Orange, with its fresh, sparkling notes of blood orange, mandarin, strawberry and raspberry, causes my taste buds to tingle.
I’ve been a fan of Pacifica’s Body Butters for years! Not just the three scents that come in this set, but also others in the line; I’ve lost track of how many of the tubes I’ve gone through in that time.
At their regular price, which is $18 each these days, they’re kind of pricey, but I’m such a big fan that I’ll usually overlook the price. They contain a long list of great botanical ingredients that serve to keep the skin on my shins (and elsewhere) from reverting to a scaly reptilian state.
And it’s not just the ol’ marketing trick where the company squirts in a few drops of honeydew so they can call it “natural.” I also like these for what they lack, like parabens, phthalates and propylene glycol, to name just a few of the undesirable frequent fliers we see a lot in products like these.
Tabs would love to see Pacifica release one of these in a seafood scent, but I told him not to hold his breath for that. He is happy, though, that the current lineup doesn’t contain any animal ingredients and wasn’t tested on animals.
Considering that this set contains three of Pacifica’s full-size 8-oz. tubes, $28 is a pretty great deal (that is, if you like the scents). They work out to $9.30 each, for a savings of just about 50%. When I did the math in the body care section, I actually pumped my fist Jersey Shore-style, “UH!”
Take that and rewind it back.
I have a feeling that my mom, who proudly wears the badge of cheapskate, would totally agree.
And speaking of that, where did I leave that Ziploc bag filled with candy and tissues…? It must be around here somewhere (she really does do that, LOL!).
PRICE: $28 for three 8-oz. tubes
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Sephora stores and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,