Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava: Paradise Lost? Find It in This Bottle

Published in: Fragrance, Product Reviews, Skin Care

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Adding beauty fuel to my burning Pacifica obsession: Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Wash ($18) and Body Butter ($18).

Both bits are part of Pacifica’s five-piece Hawaiian Ruby Guava collection of body care products scented with an island-y brew of guava, pomello (a citrus fruit, kinda like a grapefruit) and coconut.

The scent’s been around for a while, and I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner. It smells authentic to me, and not overly sugary or artificial like so many of the Hawaiian-themed fragrances that are out there now. I catch a whiff on my skin and DING! DING! “This is the captain speaking. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for landing. Welcome to Hawaii, folks, and mahalo for choosing to fly with us and Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava…”

I’m in lurve with the fragrance, but I also like how hydrating both the wash and the butter are. They deliver rich, long-lasting moisture to my skin. Tabs doesn’t really care about that, though. He likes ‘em because 1) they weren’t tested on animals, and 2) he adores the packaging.

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I’m a little peeved that Pacifica decided to increase the prices of their body butters from $15 to $18, but I’m assuming it had something to do with their switch from jars to the tubes for the packaging. I prefer the new tubes, hands down.

If you like tropical, fruity fragrances, give ‘em a quick sniff on one of your next trips to Sephora or Whole Foods, and when you do, close your eyes and imagine yourself under an umbrella on a beautiful tropical beach. :) Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. amy says:

    hmmm Guava, I love. I have tried a few pacifica items and i like them all. There scents are very unique and they are all very pleasant. i haven’t check this one out yet though.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Great for Light Makeup- NARS Skin Softening Milk Cleanser =-.

  2. marisol says:

    I got the gift set in this scent for my mom’s BFF & just gave it to her today. She loved it!

    I bought the Brazilian mango grapefruit one for me and it’s so yummy.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Haulidays =-.

  3. gio says:

    The scents sounds yummy and wonderful and the packaging is so pretty!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… New Collection- Tarte Summer 2010 =-.

  4. Nina says:

    This seems like my kind of scent! :) I want!!!

  5. TJ says:

    I remember the jars and I think the tubes are much more convenient. I’ve been a fan of Pacifica for eons, but haven’t tried Hawaiian ruby guava yet. I guess I’ll have to.
    .-= TJ’s last blog post… Today’s inspiration =-.

  6. Aloha Karen – I’m kicking myself for not buying these when I was at Sephora at the Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Waikiki last month! I only bought the small gift set with solid perfume, candle, and body butter. I’m still trying to find the stuff in the UK, I’ve seen the perfumes and a few other bits and bobs but not the entire collection. I’m officially an idiot!
    .-= Annabella Freeman’s last blog post… James -amp Annabella’s review – Molton Brown for Men Skincare =-.

  7. Aniela says:

    Yum! That sounds delish! I love tropical scents so I’ll definitely order this very soon, thanks for the review :)
    .-= Aniela’s last blog post… ReTweet to Win MAC To The Beach Blush- Bronzer- and Lipglass- =-.

  8. Nikia says:

    I have the body lotion and solid perfume in this fragrance and I love it! Their ingredients are so pure, and the scent is summery and light. My 3 year old sneaks it every chance she gets.

  9. Amber says:

    I have resisted smelling any of these until I use up all the dribs and drabs of lotions in my bathroom but the adorable packaging is killing me!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Nighttime at the Hilton Hawaiian Village =-.

  10. Michou says:

    I fell in LOVE with the Tuscan Blood Orange and can’t wait to buy the spray perfume version of it (i have the solid but it takes forever for it to melt!)

    :D

  11. I love tropical scents…they make me feel like I’m on vacation!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… IMATS 2010 – Part 1 =-.

  12. Lindsay says:

    Glad you liked the bath gel more than I did. I thought the pomelo (grapefruit) overpowered the guava smell. The lotion smells wayyyy better. Maybe I got a funky batch.
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Giveaway Ends Soon- =-.

  13. I’m kicking myself for not picking these up on my last trip to a “real” Sephora. I like all the scents so much it’s hard to choose!
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Cawfee Tawk Babushka’s Beauty Secrets =-.

  14. Steph B says:

    I’m a big fan of this line. I completely agree with you that these have a truer scent then a lot of others. I hate when things smell like a scratch and sniff sticker. I adore the pikake scent for its ability to put me back in the islands but it is a bit too strong for me to wear. The lilac is killer as well.

  15. Kristi says:

    DEFINITELY one of my favs! Delayed reaction on this one but I’m catching up from the holiday weekend. It definitely makes me miss Hawaii. :)

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