Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A Coconut Affair...

If you live in the UK then I'm pretty sure, like me, you've spent the last few weeks dreaming of summer. I sit staring out of the window at the predictably dreary sky, picturing tropical beaches and sparkling sea and white sand. If there's one scent that really encapsulates the smell of summer for me, then it's coconut, so maybe that's why I've been gravitating towards so many coconut products over the last couple of weeks!


coconut body products
Vaseline cocoa body oil & body butter, Boots coconut body wash
The Body Shop coconut butter, Nip & Fab Coconut Latte body butter

As I seem to be somewhat building a collection, I thought I'd do a quick review of my favourites!

The Vaseline cocoa oil and butter have been my favourites for years. I've got two oils - one of them is the new packaging and one is the old, and I can't remember which! The oil is great for wearing on a summer night out because it leaves a real sheen to the skin without being sticky, whereas the butter is a lovely light formula which I enjoy putting on in the morning - it sinks in faster than the oil, but still smells gorgeous.



Vaseline cocoa body oil coconut body products

The Boots coconut body wash is a new purchase; I bought it because I wanted to feel like I'd come straight off the beach when I got out of the shower! Maybe that was a bit unrealistic, but I'm still slightly disappointed with this product - it just doesn't have much of a scent to me, and the gel doesn't lather up particularly well. I remain in the market for a better coconut shower gel or body wash, if anyone knows of one!



nip fab body shop body butter coconut products

Last but not least - Nip Fab v.s. The Body Shop! The Body Shop coconut butter is becoming a bit of a cult product and I can see why. The smell is lovely and the butter is moisturising without being too heavy. However, for me, the Nip Fab butter just has to be the winner here. It's one of my favourite products of the moment - I'm constantly smelling it! Maybe it doesn't quite give me the satisfaction of being on a sunny beach, but it'll do till I get there! 


Do any of you have any coconut recommendations? Don't forget to enter my 100 follower give away - only a few days to go! 
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17 comments

  1. I have to say, the Body Shop Coconut Butter is a personal fav- the scent is just amazing! But I'll have to give the Nip Fab a go, too. Have you tried Coco Lotion by Lush? I use that a lot too (more expensive but lighter than the Body Shop).

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  2. I love coconut products! Great post and I really want to try the Body Shop coconut butter! :)
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  3. Great post. I love coconut products! They smell amazing! :-) xx

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. The body shop coconut I never try need to get one. I agree body wash is not that
    great. I love coconut scent or any beachy smell during the summer.
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  5. Ah great post, you'll have to keep updated with a coconut body wash and do a post if you find one. Can't think of a better combination!

    Sam
    sprksam.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Mmmmm the lovely scent of coconuts!

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  7. I so want to try the Vaseline cocoa oils but I can't seem to find them anywhere. I wonder if you can even buy it in Canada.

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  8. I too am obsessed with cocoa butter and coconut. I only use vaseline cocoa butter for my skin and it's baby soft!
    xx
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  9. Coconut is such a summery smell! I haven't tried the Nip Fab yet however I do love the Body Shop one! xx Rena
    http://welcometokissandmakeup.blogspot.com/2013/06/may-favorites.html

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  10. That Vaseline oil sounds amazing! Will definitely have to pick up a bottle next time I'm in Boots! I love the Body Shop coconut butter, it's so so good!

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  11. I love this products!

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  12. I love coconut too! The body shop body butter is lovely

    Ria x
    NatuRiaBeauty

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  13. I love coconut scented anything! Bath and Body Works makes an AMAZING coconut scented lotion, but you can only buy it online. It's my favorite.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  14. I love coconut and these cocoa products from Vaseline but not sure how I feel about the gel but must give the oil a go!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  15. ugh im obsessed with anything coconut! you inspired my next post :) xo, jess
    www.dreamingofleaving.com

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  16. I LOVE COCONUT SO MUCH!

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  17. Coconut is one of my absolute favourites in shower gels and body butters!!! :) x

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