Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pacifica Donates Percentage of Island Vanilla Sales to the Ocean Futures Society

I'm a night owl. I can often be found awake on the internet blogging away into the wee hours of the AM. I've been trying to keep ahead of the game by scheduling my posts in advance which is a fantastic notion as it keeps me proactive and I am less likely to feel overwhelmed or pressured to create content. If I find myself whisked away on a songwriting spree, I can stay focused without feeling guilty. Sometimes I find myself immediately inspired to write because of my first product impressions! This was the case today... by the time you read this however it will be Saturday.

I received a couple items to review from Pacifica. The first one I am will review today is the Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On. Right now a portion of proceeds from the sale of all Island Vanilla products goes to the Ocean Futures Society. The product packaging is beautifully designed with various tones of pink, swirls and butterflies giving it a distinctly feminine branding; essence of an island tropical paradise complete with lush fields and exotic flowers. Upon removing the roll on from the box you notice that the artwork continues on the bottle. I unscrewed the top and was whisked away by the captivating, sweet smell of Vanilla.  The perfume is 100% vegan, cruelty free. It is free from parabens, phthalates and propylene glycol. I encourage you to purchase this delightful scent and support this wonderful cause!

The second product that I'm reviewing today is the Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint in Blood Orange. Like the Island Vanilla I am really fond of the packaging. The tube that it comes in is fully recyclable and I love the fact that the product is 100% vegan. I absolutely adore the scent of this product. I do however have a product suggestion. I would love to see alternative sources for coloring other than dyes that many people (myself included) have developed sensitivities toward. I personally could still utilize the product in moderation if I choose so, however people with higher sensitivities who might be drawn to the company for compassionate reasons might turn away. So great overall but I would love to see healthier coloring alternatives. Having said that, I do really like the color and how it looks and feels on my lips.

If you would like to purchase either one of these products they are available exclusive at Sephora stores, and

Disclaimer: I received both of these products in exchange for my honest opinion. These opinions are my own.


  1. I love companies that give back to environmental/community/educational causes! Living on Vancouver Island we are very aware of our ocean's health or lack thereof. Thanks for this!

    Anne Taylor

  2. I agree with Annie above - it's wonderful to see companies out there that actually give a darn about the environment/giving back rather than simply making a profit!