I can’t decide whether to praise or curse (a pox upon thee!) those little bins by the register at Sephora, with all their last-minute impulse purchase temptations… Last Saturday, after I’d already found what I’d gone into the store to get, I was in the checkout line when one of those blasted bins acquired the power of speech!
“Karen,” it whispered. “Over here, by the register.”
Of course, I had to look. I saw these little 2.5-oz bottles of Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter for $5. I grabbed one and took a quick sniff.
I love the scent, which Pacifica describes as a warm coconut vanilla, but I get more of a warm vanilla cake with coconut frosting and a light drizzling of dulce de leche on top. In other words, YUM! I’ve come damn close to gnawing off my arm Donner party-style, and each time I’ve worn it I swear I’ve craved cupcakes…
It may not be compatible with a calorie-restricted diet, but who cares? Like cupcakes, this stuff rocks. I think it’s just as wonderfully hydrating as the other Pacifica butters I’ve tried, and it’s even cruelty free.
Pacifica, my dry hands (and Tabs’ dry paws) salute you!
If you happen to like the scent and decide to stock up, it’s also available in a bigger 8-oz. tube for $18, which works out to be a slightly better deal per ounce ($0.47/ounce versus $0.50/ounce for the smaller tube). If you’re so inclined, you can also get the same scent in a body wash or perfume (solid, spray and rollerball).
PRICE: $5 for a 2.5-oz. tube; $18 for 8.5-oz
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!