Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Suave Everlasting Sunshine Review & Giveaway!

Today I have a giveaway for five lucky winners from Suave! Suave recently introduced the Everlasting Sunshine line across all product categories (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, deodorant), and it smells wonderful! Today is also my birthday, and it's the first day of Summer. I am definitely a child of Summer, and this scent is Summer in a bottle to me. My review is for the body lotion and body wash, and five of you will each receive this duo.

I've always been fond of Suave's body lotions and body washes, simply because you can't beat the price, the scents (including the Seasonals) are delicious, and they perform very well. This particular scent has captured my soul because it reminds me of so many Summer memories. Every time I wear this, I'm reminded of idyllic childhood Summers spent collecting beach glass and chasing waves. I'm also taken back to my teen and college years, which were spent with my friends and my sisters, lying endlessly on the beach oiled up with Hawaiian Tropic.

This is where I live, and the beach and the lake have been a part of me for as long as I can remember. I grew up here, and now I'm growing old here. My life no longer consists of careless Summer days in the sunshine, but I still enjoy watching the sun set over the lake, walking along the pier, and catching a few rays every now and again with a good book in tow. Not only does this scent smell good, it also bottles up so many good memories for me!

Enough of my trip down memory lane! Let's talk about the scent--Passion Flower and Vanilla are the key notes, and Suave compares the scent to Bath & Body Works Pearberry. It's a very clean, uplifting scent, but I don't have Pearberry around anymore to do an accurate comparison. This isn't a heavy scent, and if I didn't know what the key notes were, I wouldn't necessarily think vanilla and passion flower. It does have a light vanilla and floral scent, but it seems more intricate than that.

When I first used the Everlasting Sunshine products, my thought was "This smells just like Summer on the beach." Keep in mind that Hawaiian Tropic covered our bodies back in the day, so that was a big part of my scent bank's memories. I checked the ingredients in the Everlasting Sunshine products against Hawaiian Tropic's Deep Tanning Oil, and Passiflora Incarnata/Passion Flower is found in both of them. I could also swear that a very delicate banana and coconut scent are also in the mix! Below are the ingredients for both products:

Body Lotion Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Glycol Stearate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, DMDM Hydantoin, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Stearamide AMP, Polysorbate 20, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Caramel, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5, Yellow 6

Body Wash Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, PPG-9, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Polysorbate 20, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Caramel, Yellow 5, Yellow 6

These both have characteristics typically found in Suave lotions and washes. The lotion is in a pump style bottle, and the formula is of medium consistency. It absorbs quickly with no greasy residue, and leaves my skin soft and silky throughout the day. The shower gel is in a flip-top bottle, and a little goes a long way on a bath pouf or exfoliating gloves. It lathers up nicely, rinses clean, and leaves a light fragrance behind. The scent won't last all day, but layering it with a light floral or vanilla body spray gives it a boost. I would love to see Suave make this scent in a body spray!

ENTRY DETAILS: If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a set of Suave's Everlasting Sunshine Body Lotion and Body Wash, leave a comment below with your eMail. If you aren't comfortable leaving your eMail, check back on June 25 when I announce the five winners. Contest ends June 24 at midnight. Note: This is only open for residents of the U.S.A., as prizes will be sent directly from the PR firm.

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I'll leave you with one of my favorite Summertime anthems from my home state boy, Kid Rock! His lyrics are my memories of Michigan summers, both in my hometown here and our "up north" adventures. If you're from Michigan, you know that everyone has "up north" adventures!

*Products furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review and prize fulfillment.


  1. Ohhh! I'm always on the look-out for good lotions! My hands are always dry!

  2. Great giveaway! I am excited to hopefully smell 'summer in a bottle'!!

  3. I'm all about the yummy smelling shower gels and if this does smell like banana & coconut, I have to try it. Thanks for the great giveaway & Happy Birthday!

  4. I'd love to be entered in!

  5. sounds like summer on my skin! Happy Birthday! enjoy your day and new memories..pgreenlee(at)wi(dot)rr(dot)com

  6. We have been using Suave in my family for years!

  7. Happy birthday Mary!

    I'd love to win some great-smelling Suave products. I'm loving their whipped-cream mousse for curly hair also.

    grapeape1010 (at) msn (dot) com

  8. Yum! This scent sounds right up my alley!

  9. Happy Birthday!!

    I've been wanting to try this scent. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

  10. Happy Birthday Mary! May you have many more!

    allisonlichtenberg at gmail dot com

  11. YAY!

  12. I love the smell of Hawaiian Tropic- so if this smells similar - Yum

    antonsen- fomai (at) comcast (dot) net

  13. Happy Birthday :)
    thanks for th giveaway

  14. awesome!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  15. i would love to win this!
    mary clay

  16. Ok, tbh, I still buy Hawaiian Tropic products more for the scent than their performance. If I don't win this awesome giveaway, I'm going on a hunt to find these products! :)

  17. acc7392(at)hotmail(dot)com

    You always have the best giveaways! Thanks so much!!

  18. I'll have to try this scent - it sounds wonderful.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

  19. stefsh01 at yahoo dot com

    Everlasting Sunshine smells so good!

  20. I bet it smells wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    jen-477 at

  21. I really like Suaves lotions and washes. Looking forward to sniffing these soon!


  22. I'd love to try these - thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I would love to win!

  24. Thanks for the chance to win.

    dlatany at gmail dot com