Like a peacock’s feathers, some beauty product packaging isn’t meant to be practical. Sometimes it’s meant to grab eyeballs — KAPOW! — which is exactly what the colorfully quirky Love & Toast line did to mine when I stumbled upon it at Pure Beauty.
I love the way products in the small indie line of perfumes, lip balms and hand creams ($9-32 each) are decorated, with their bright tubes and fun, interesting scents — sugared grapefruit, anyone?
Love & Toast Lip Balms ($9 each), available in Gin & Lime, Lemon Mint, Prickly Pear, Star Anise, Cherry Lemonade and Vanilla Chai
Love & Toast Eau de Parfums ($32 each), available in Pomme Poivre, Honey Coconut, Gin Blossom, Sugar Grapefruit, Mandarin Tea and Paper Flower
Love & Toast Handcremes ($9 each), available in Pomme Poivre, Honey Coconut, Gin Blossom, Sugar Grapefruit, Mandarin Tea and Paper Flower
Super cute, yah?
I walked away with a tube of the lightly scented Handcreme in Pomme Poivre (French for “apple pepper”), which I’ve been wearing on my paws since we arrived in Reno yesterday. The climate-controlled casino air usually wreaks havoc on my skin, but Love & Toast’s fast-absorbing shea butter formula has kept my hands soft and smooth.
Another thing I love: the Denver-based company believes in giving back to the community; they donate a portion of every Love & Toast sale to Girls Inc., a national non-profit organization committed to inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
I expect to finish every last drop of the Handcreme and can’t wait to try more stuff from the line. Available at Pure Beauty and online at loveandtoast.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,