Bees and tattoos have at least one thing in common. Both of them sting, but the sting isn’t why I haven’t gotten any tattoos. Credit for that goes to my fickle nature.
I’m probably the worst candidate for permanent body ink because I’m just way too fickle for my own good. I mean, I can’t even commit to a body cream, for crying out loud!
Last month I was crushing hard on Nuance Salma Hayek Super Secret Moisturizing Body Cream; this month I’m buzzing over Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Butter ($13).
I haven’t set Super Secret aside altogether, but I have been craving cozier scents lately, like the one Burt’s moisturizing body butter exudes.
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetyl alcohol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, parfum (fragrance), sucrose stearate, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, punica granatum seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, tocopherol, lactic acid, magnesium aluminum silicate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glyceryl laurate, sucrose polystearate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, citral, citronellol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool, natural fragrance
I’ve been tempted to gobble it up (but not enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room)! It smells exactly like Burt’s wonderful Pomegranate & Cranberry Scrub — just like a homemade cranberry crumble, hot and fresh from the oven.
As for the texture — oh, the texture… It’s lighter and fluffier than most body butters and quick to absorb, which I like. It does, however, leave behind a very light film, but one that doesn’t feel slick or greasy, so I can forgive it for that.
My dry skin absolutely fears this stuff! I’ve been slathering it on every night after my shower, and it keeps all signs of ashy and flaky skin away long into the following afternoon.
If your skin craves moisture, and you love sweet, cozy cranberry scents (but don’t mind a slight film), Burt’s new body butter is well worth a try.
Heck, even Tabs likes the stuff because it wasn’t tested on animals. As you can see from the top picture, he hid my jar in the garden out back.
PRICE: $13 for a 6.5-oz. jar
AVAILABILITY: Available now at most drugstores, grocery stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (I wish it came in a tube!)
Another diva in New York…
That reminds me — I got a text from his royal highness yesterday (Tabs) filling me in on Fashion Week in New York. The shows are in full swing, and all of his gigs have gone smoothly so far. Thank goodness, because I’m not prepared to deal with one of his pre-runway meltdowns right now.
Per usual, though, he rattled off a litany of diva demands, like he wants me to email any product sneak peeks from Fashion Week directly to his iPhone.
I’m sending him this blurb on Hourglass Cosmetics tonight. At the Imitation of Christ show, the high-end indie line demonstrated a couple of new goodies set to launch in 2012. The first is an anti-aging foundation called Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, which is supposed to deliver a long-lasting matte finish that lasts all day without touch-ups, and the second piece is a new Primer Serum designed for all skin types.
The foundation comes out next spring, and the primer, next summer. No word yet on prices, but knowing Hourglass, they might be kinda steep.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,