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Calypso Realness for Spring


That’s Lela Rochon on the right, btw.

When I was eight, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” was everything. The video came out, and everybody was partying in these preternaturally bright, primary colors. There was tribal-ish dancing and floral hair accessories. There were brown boys playing steel drums. I remember asking my mom to explain the video, and — I’ll never forget this, it was while she was giving me a homemade mayonnaise deep conditioner in the kitchen (vomit) — she distractedly said, “Calypso.” Calypso! She was referring to the genre of music, obviously. But I decided that “Calypso” meant…tropical. And in my head, whenever I saw ads for Hawaiian vacations, or wore jams (remember jams?) with day-go flower prints, I decided I was giving Calypso Realness.

From conditioners to toners, this spring, every brand is getting into Calypso Realness with their packaging. With a side of Boho. And it’s so good, that I almost don’t even care what’s in it. Lucky for me,  Shu Uemura, Davines, and Pacifica’s Indian Coconut Nectar Body Wash are good.


Shu Uemura Mika for Shu Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil is a work of art. This huge, limited edition bottle is too fancy and luxurious to be believed. Truly a work of art; so pretty on your counter. But that’s besides the point — it actually houses a lightweight, gently moisturizing cleansing oil that leaves your face squeaky-clean (eye makeup and mascara, obliterated)…but softly hydrated. I also use it to clean my brushes.


As I’ve mentioned before, my blowouts are SO dead. Lifeless. Lately, I’ve been using Davines NaturalTech Replumping Shampoo to help add some much-needed lushness! It contains something called petit gran oil, which helps give hair elasticity and volume. Totally works — my hair ends up fluffy to a fault. Plus, it smells like the Tuileries Garden.


So, Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Wash. Let’s talk about the scent. It’s a summery, honey-vanilla-fruity fragrance that’s entirely edible. You’ll want to bite yourself. Blended with natural ingredients like tea, pomegranate, and chamomile extract, it’s totally gentle and sulfate-free — and yet the lather payoff is serious. I’m on my second bottle.

These Calypso Realness products aren’t just pretty faces, guys. You’ll love!



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1 Comment

  1. Tarah
    June 13, 2014 10:50 am 

    I have that Pacifica Indian Coconut nectar body butter in my diaper bag. After changing diapers and washing my hands a bazillion times a day, mommy needs a vacation in a bottle!