If there were a competition for the most summery products, I would give my vote to this lovely pair right here: Sunshine Body Cream and Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray from Captain Blankenship. The chances are that you have already heard of this organic beauty brand before, but if not, after seeing its range, you’ll get inspired by its “beauty wild with nature” approach.
The Sunshine, Waves, Salt, Sky, Mermaids… All these titles make me dream about traveling somewhere into the wilderness or, AT LEAST, have a vacation where I could unwind on the beach in my bikini, swim, read, and just have a relaxing time with no makeup and my hair all wavy and tangled. OK, OK, I’m stopping right here… Let’s continue talking about the products, shall we?
Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray* 118ml / $36 – £28
Until this one, the only sea salt spray I’ve tried was dipping my hair into the seawater during my vacations, so I don’t really have nothing else to compare this baby with. However, I’m amazed by how easy it lets me style my hair and gives it a gorgeous “messy hair, don’t care” look. The Shimmer Spray contains gold mica, which not only looks cool in the bottle but also makes the hair gleam in the sun.
One of the main concerns I had was that sea salt would dry out my already dry hair ends. To be honest, the hair does feel a bit dry when I touch it, but it feels more like it was fixed with hairspray rather than actual dryness. It is a rather pricey product, but in its defense I have to point out that you need a relatively small amount of it, so the spray will last you a long while.
How to style: for messy beach hair look just spray it on your hair and style it with fingers. If you want a neat wavy look, create desired waves with a hair curler, then spray the Shimmer Spray evenly on your hair, and let it stay. Don’t use too much because it can make the hair sticky – moderation is key.
Sunshine Body Cream* 108g / $32 – £25
I have finished the sample jar (about 30g) of this body cream a while ago and must admit that it’s perfect for moisturizing the skin well and leaving it with a beautiful, healthy glow. I also love the scent (sweet, coconut + cocoa) and that the ingredient list is short, simple, and mainly organic. The body cream has a harder consistency when it’s in a cooler environment, but melts into the oil once applied on the skin. I can’t think of any negative points regarding the product’s quality and overall performance. However, I really don’t like to be saying this, but although I enjoyed using this body cream a lot, I don’t think it impressed me enough to repurchase it in full-size.
You can find these two products as well as full Captain Blankenship range at Eve Organics (with worldwide shipping). Interested in reading more about Captain Blankenship? Here’s my review of its Mermaid Dry Shampoo.
Have you tried anything from Captain Blankenship range? Which products did you like/dislike?