Jaqua Beauty was one of my first beauty obsessions. I'm such a fan of the dessert scents in body products (I had a sad obsession with Jessica Simpson's Dessert line when it first came out) and Jaqua does those flavors better than anyone. Over the years, I've tried others, but I always find myself picking up Jaqua when the opportunity presents itself. So when they introduced a new line of products called BFF: Buttercream Frosting Forever, I knew they had to come home with me. The collection includes products in three different scents - the previously released Pink Buttercream Frosting (yum!) and two new fragrances, Orange Buttercream Frosting and Lemon Buttercream Frosting. Each scent comes in four different products. Here's how Jaqua describes them:
- BFF Body Wash ($14) – a sweet indulgence that leaves skin soft and nourished with aloe vera, evening primrose and jasmine extract
- BFF Body Scrub ($12) – an ever-so-gentle scrub for hands, feet and body that exfoliates refreshes the skin leaving it nourished with vitamins and aloe
- BFF Body Crème ($14) – a rich creamy way to indulge and renew your skin with aloe and avocado oil
- BFF Shimmer Lotion ($10) – nourish and illuminate at the same time with this decadent formula that includes aloe and jojoba oil
The formulas are great - rich and full of fragrance, but none of the products dry out my skin like some of the stronger scents tend to do. I think I'm most in love with the scrub - it's exfoliating, but not harsh at all, so my skin doesn't sting when I use it. The Body Wash is great too - it lathers up nicely and lingers on my skin after my shower. And they all layer very well together, which makes me very happy. There's nothing that annoys me more than when I have to use a body wash that doesn't match the scrub I use after it. It might be a little OCD, but I like it when my products match, dammit! (Although the nice thing about these products is that you can mix and match them because they're all in the same Buttercream family. I don't mind using the Orange Scrub with the Lemon Crème - it just makes me smell even more citrusy). Another great thing about the collection is that it's very affordable. You could buy all four products in a scent for only $50. (That would make a great gift for someone, by the way. You'll look very generous!) It's hard for me to pick a favorite scent out of the three, but if I was forced to, I'd probably go with the Orange Buttercream Frosting. It's got a little bit of an energizing kick to it that I love. But really, if you love frosting (and who doesn't?) you can't wrong with any of them.
For more info about Jaqua products and to order some of your own, visit jaquabeauty.com.