I am a big fan of Pina Colada's in general, it's my favourite holiday cocktail and just reminds me of good times in the sun. When I saw that a new summer range was coming to The Body Shop in a coconut/pineapple scent I knew I would want to try EVERYTHING! I must admit I didn't try anything from the Virgin Mojito range last year but I love the original coconut scent from The Body Shop, so I knew this cocktail range would be a winner. I love coconut scented beauty products, especially Hawaiian Tropic Sun cream and various brands of shampoo and conditioner as they just remind me of Summer. The Pinita Colada collection consists of a body butter, a body scrub, a shower gel, a body sorbet and even an essentials set which would be a fantastic gift for a summer birthday.
My favourite product from the range has to be the Body Sorbet. The sorbets are lighter than a moisturiser but provide your skin with plenty of hydration. The product is lightweight and sinks straight into the skin. The formula is cooling on the skin so would work well as an aftersun and could be put into the fridge as I do on holidays to cool down. Unlike other sorbets I have tried,this scent has pineapple and coconut extracts from the caribbean in the formulation, so it is a bit of a strange texture to apply, but I can't get enough of the sweet, fruity scent.
The Pinita Colada Gift Essentials Set includes a full-size body butter, a full-size body scrub, a mini shower gel and a yellow bath lily. As the products range from £5-£15, it worked out better for me to buy the gift set, as I wanted to try every product in the range. Everything came in this gorgeous multicoloured 'Hola Happy Hour' box which I will definitely be keeping. I love the packaging of this range, the ombre colours are so summery.
I really like to layer up the scent, by using the products in the shower and then coming out of the shower and using the sorbet or body butter afterwards. The Body Scrub is a gentle exfoliator which is blended with real shredded coconut. This is a great product to get Summer ready skin. I like that it's creamy like a Pina Colada so it's not harsh on the skin at all. I like to use this once a week and follow up with the shower gel. The Body Butter is sunshine in a tub. The formula is thick but still lightweight on the skin. It definitely hydrates skin for longer than the quick fix body sorbet and is great for any extra dry places. The Body Shop body butters are always a winner in my eyes, but I think this one might just over take my beloved Satsuma scent. I've even used the Shower Gel as a bubble bath as it foams up nicely. You only need to use a small amount on a bath lily, as a little goes a long way. I'm so sad this scent is limited edition, I would buy it all year round! Looks like I might have to stock up so I'm not without it, especially the sorbet! Try it for yourself, I don't think you'd be disappointed.
What's your favourite Body Shop scent?