For some reason, I was craving Cocoa Puffs this morning, and I thought about that whole "cuckoo for cocoa puffs" slogan -- which, of course, led to the silly headline above. Anyway, I am pretty nutty over these coconut-scented products by Philosophy, which are just perfect for summertime. And no, you won't smell like Coco Lopez, Coco Rico, or any other coconut-flavored beverage or food. The Go Coconuts shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath, lip shine and body butter have a very subtle coconut smell that won't overpower your senses; as a matter of fact, the main ingredients in the body butter (just as an example) are shea and cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax, mango seed butter and macadamia seed oil, not coconut water or anything of the sort (which makes me wonder about the origins of the coconut smell but, hey, I like it, so I won't get too deep into the research...)
The shower gel is particularly refreshing, perfect for morning showers when it's sticky and humid outside. The body butter, meanwhile, is extremely rich, so a small dab should be enough to hydrate your parched legs and arms and leave them feeling incredibly silky. As for the lip shine, it's not particularly hydrating, so I wouldn't recommend using it as a substitute for lip balm, but it's a great top layer for a nude or light pink lipstick or gloss. And, as an aside, while I wouldn't suggest consuming large amounts, if you happen to lick your lips when you have some gloss on, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that it actually tastes like coconut (kind of reminded me of the rollerball cherry lipglosses I used to smear on my lips in junior high... 'cause yeah, my lip gloss was poppin', ok?!).
All three items can be purchased individually or, you can go the whole nine yards and buy the set, cleverly named the Tiki Hut. The three goodies come packaged in a box designed to look exactly like a rustic hut with a wooden structure and a palm leaf roof. Now all you need is a hammock and you're good to go...
Go Coconuts Tiki Hut, $35. Visit Sephora.com