review: Pacifica Take Me There Gift Set12:30 PM
Pacifica Take Me There gift set in Tuscan Blood Orange $18
I bought this gift set, on a whim when I was in the natural skin care section of Target. I was hemming and hawing over the blood orange roller ball and the the tinted lip balms that Target carried from this brand. I decided "what the heck" and decided to buy it. The gift set includes three pieces, the first one, which is one of the main reasons why I bought it was the Tuscan Blood Orange perfume. I'm not much of a perfume-wearer (I think they're way to over powering and overly complicated) but I do very much love citrus scents. But besides from that main citrus scent I wouldn't be able to tell you what other smells are include so I'll include what the box reads: "a juicy and spicy, blood-orange blend with sensuous strawberry and raspberry notes". Yum. And I guess I do smell the more "spicy" notes to it -- it doesn't last very long, which I think is pretty normal for roller ball perfumes, but I'm loving it. But I must look like a weirdo sniffing my wrists every so often. Oh, and this perfume is pthalate-free!
The next product is the Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter, which is travel size and will be joining my L'Occitane Fleur Cherie hand cream in my bag. The scent of this initially isn't as over-powering for me as that hand cream is but is surprisingly not as moisturizing, despite being a body butter, at least for my hands. Although unlike other body butters I've tried, this does absorb relatively quickly and my hands still kind of feel moisturized even after I've washed them when I've used this. I've used this on spots where I have eczema without any stinging or irritation and it is definitely more moisturizing in those super dry spots than the lotion I have. I'm not sure if I'd actually buy the full size product, however, since I've decided to use this for those ultra dry spots. And with summer around the corner body butters would probably be a tiny bit too greasy, but it definitely has potential in the drier months. But as a dry spot treatment during the summer? Perfect!
Bottom Line: would I repurchase any of these products? Definitely! I love the set, I've fallen in love with the brand and the products smell lovely and work nicely. The brand especially has impressed me - their packaging uses recyclable components, they are 100% vegan, do not test on animals or have animal-based ingredients, and they're free of lots of stuff I don't want on my skin like parabens, pthalates and petrolatum. And a portion of the proceeds also goes to supper clean water. Of course, this is set is still my only purchase from this brand, but I have high hopes! Highly recommended.