Women over 40 beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle

victorias-secret-2Victoria Secret, known for everything pink, has now gone green!  

To be honest, I’ve never tried the Victoria Secret line of beauty.   I’ve heard wonderful things about it, but the whole store just seemed too youthful for me – not that I’m an old fuddy duddy, but having the word “PINK” across my ass does not appeal to me.  

I have been on a quest to find a great body wash and lotion to add to my body care arsenal.   I love my Eucerin, but sometimes I just want something a little more luxurious without having to break the bank.    I’ve tried Boots – good.  I’ve tried Burt’s Bees Body Wash – OK, not spectacular, and a few others as well.    But when I heard that this new line from Victoria Secret  was “green”, I thought I’d give it a chance. 

The line comes with body washes, lotions, scrubs, shave cream, hand cream, lip butter and everything spray.    It’s all organic and natural and 100% vegan.   It’s available in three scents/formulas. 

  1. Energizing – which is citrus and mint scented.
  2. Nourishing – which is shea and cocoa butters.
  3. Soothing – which is oat extract and soy milk

Not every product is available in every formula so you may have to pick and choose.    I chose the Nourishing, since I have dry skin.   2/$20 is the price, so I think that is a great deal and purchased the body lotion and body wash.   Honestly, it is THE BEST body wash I have tried in a long time.   I’m not a big fan of Dove or Olay body washes – this beats them both hands down.  I’ve also tried other brands that were much more expensive and this also beats them all.

The body lotion is thick and creamy and absorbs quickly so you can get dressed right away – no need to wait till you’re not sticky to get dressed.   It’s luxurious and such a bargain at $10.    I’ve now put my Eucerin on the back shelf (at least for now).

I also was tempted by the Lip Butters and purchased the color Ripe.   It’s a neutral brownish pink color.   The tube is a little bigger than a chapstick, but not as big as the old Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker.  

But the funny thing is – as soon as I applied this to my lips, it took me back to about 5th grade with my Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker.  There is fruit oil in the Lip Butter and it must be the same as used in BBLS.    So if you want a little bit of nostalgia, go for it with the Lip Butter, but no one will know you’re remembering your grade school crush and thought you were so cool with your Lip Smacker – this is so much more adult!