Friday, March 23, 2012

St Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract - review

I used to hate coconut. Couldn't smell it, couldn't taste it, couldn't be around it from ages 17-24. That's seven years of nuttiness that I've missed out on there! This, kids, is exactly why you don't drink an entire bottle of Cruzin', which is a cheap knock off of Wipe-Out, which is a generic version of Malibu. Seriously, worst idea ever.
Luckily I didn't encounter any adverse effects from St Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion with Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract, which is indeed coconutty, but is more of a floral tropical breeze scent than the syrupy mess of my nightmares.
I picked up this massive pump bottle from Priceline, when the eye-catching packaging demanded my attention. I did have a sneaky sniff to make sure the smell wouldn't make me gag (like, who doesn't have a smell before they commit, right? Don't pretend you don't!). I like St Ives products, they don't irritate my skin, they are a great deal and they moisturise without leaving a greasy after feel. This one isn't as runny as the others I've tried from the brand and it has a slight gel consistency that makes it feel thicker and a little more luxe. I didn't need this lotion at all, but am glad I got it as it's a nice change to my usual vanilla/gardenia/spices gallery of rogues.

It retails for A$8.99, but I'm pretty sure I got it for 30% off too. You go, Michaela Coco! 

13 comments:

  1. Love coconut!! I'll have to find this here..

    Mary
    simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. You guys should def have it. V suitable for Spring!

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  2. Ah that sounds like it'll be nice! Yeah it captures my eye every time I walk through the skincare aisle at work. Sounds like a winner! xx

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    1. So cheap too, seeing the bottle is massive. Def a winner.

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  3. You go Michaela Coco ;P Love it ! This sounds lovely, glad you are slowly getting over your Cruzin' issues ha

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    1. You know I can't resist a Mean Girls reference ;)
      Any form of coconut flavoured rum is the devil!

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    1. You speak like one who understands my rum tinged pain. Cheaper liquor is not the better liquor!

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  5. I definitely feel your pain. I had a very bad experience with a bottle of Malibu when I was 18 (the bottle obviously won!) and I still have issues with the smell of coconut because of it, and that was almost 13 years ago!!

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    1. Whoooa Malibu, huh? Someone's a classy lady who could afford more than $13.99 for her rum. Not sure what a fancy-pants like you is doing around these parts ;)

      How are you around coconut sunscreen? It's yuk-town for me.

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