If I had my way, I’d live near a beach in the tropics and go surfing every morning before work, but, alas, I live in Northern California, where the water temp hovers around 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
Since fate hath dealt me this cruel and ironic hand, I’ve resorted to several different tricks to capture that beachy, laid-back, surf-all-day-’til-your-arms-give-out feeling. For example, on days when I’m missing Hawaii somethin’ fierce, I’ll watch the Kuhio and Waikiki beach webcams and drink margaritas while listening to the Steve Miller Band (“Some people call me the space cowboy…”).
But while helpful at times of makeup despair, booze is not a long-term solution, and last weekend I discovered a new (and alcohol-free!) form of surf therapy. It’s called Bobbi Brown’s Beach Shower Gel ($32), and it smells just like a day at the beach.
The second I rubbed the foaming gel into my skin in the shower I felt transported to Waikiki beach. Bobbi says the scent contains jasmine, sea spray and mandarin, but I’d characterize it as more a mix of the ocean, sunblock, off shore breezes and clean beach towels. That may not be the most sophisticated definition of the fragrance, but I think it’s apt. My nose knows (ha ha) the smell of the beach, and how much this tube of shower gel captures that scent is kinda miraculous.
After I lathered up and rinsed off in the shower, I actually couldn’t stop smelling myself for hours. I was like a fiend for it, and every single time I caught a whiff, I felt like I was at Waikiki beach, drinking in the sunshine and enjoying a warm day by the ocean.
Bobbi, take me away…
Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach
Bobbi’s Beach scent comes in various forms…
- Beach Fragrance – $55
- Beach Body Oil – $28
- Beach Shower Gel – $32
- Beach Body Lotion – $35
- Beach Body Scrub – $35
- Beach Suncreen Body Spray SPF 15 – $25
- Beach Sandbar Soap – $16
Bobbi Brown Beach Shower Gel
Use: To clean yo’ stinky self
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
For a limited time, when you buy any two Bobbi Brown Beach products you’ll also snag this cute tote fo’ free.
Go forth and get your beach on!
Look for Beach at your nearby Bobbi Brown counter, or you can find it online.
Hi, lovely ladies! Happy Monday to you. I am SO craving a beach vacation. If you could visit a beach anywhere in the world today, where would it be?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,