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Mom’s Day: Fruits & Passion Fragrance Kit May 7, 2009

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fragrance-discovery-kitNot sure if mom is fruity or floral, spicy or sweet? No need to make the decision thanks to this fragrance discovery kit. Fruits & Passion has combined six of its most divine fragrances so mom can sample all and find the one she likes best. Here’s the fun part. The kit also includes a gift card. Mom can take the card to a Fruits & Passion boutique to exchange it for the regular size of her choice of eau de toilette.

The sample kit includes Blue, Green Tea, Orchid, Apple Illusion, Human, and Grapefruit-Guava fragrances.

$38 Fruits & Passion


WIN! Baby Days: Bébé from Fruits & Passion April 6, 2009


If you visit this blog regularly, you know I am a huge fan of Fruits & Passion so it’s no surprise that Bébé, their line of products for newborns, makes it into Baby Days.

Before we get to Bébé, remember that in true Shinypackages style, we’ll be giving away a couple of a prize packs featuring most of the product we review at the end of it all. Prizes are still rolling in so we’re not quite sure of what you might win (probably lots of stuff!).

Bébé smells like a baby. I opened the bottle of Delicate Baby Bouquet (yes, the one you’ll be winning) and I had a nearly uncontrollable urge to wrap my 10-year-old son on a receiving blanket and rock him to sleep. Delicate Baby Bouquet is baby’s first fragrance, just in case baby doesn’t smell sweet enough on any given day. It smells like baby powder and a tall icy glass of lemonade. I’m not sure if it’s allowed or not but I just might adopt this as my own fragrance (Gee Shel, you smell as fresh as a baby!)

The Bébé line is free of alcohol, parabens and colourants, as it should be. And like all Fruits & Passion products, the packaging is pretty as can be. Makes a super baby shower gift.

A selection of Bébé products is part of our Baby Days prize pack. If you win, you’ll get Delicate Baby Bouquet, $30, Ultra Gentle Cleansing Foam, $18, Oatmeal Bath Milk, $20 and Massage Oil, $20.



More Buriti Please March 30, 2009

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buritibodyscrubThe Brazilians call it the Miracle Palm and I can see why. The new body scrub from Fruits & Passion features a healthy helping of buriti oil and it performed miracles on my post-Mexico, back in the Canadian deep-freeze skin. There’s little brown bits in the paste that take care of the exfoliation but I am most impressed with what’s left behind. There’s a slightly oily film but it’s not a bad thing. It quickly soaks in, smells wonderful and makes your skin look like it belongs to one of those models for a Bali tourism ad. The scrub is free of parabens, silicones, mineral oils and dyes, so scrub away! Here are a few facts about buriti oil:

  • The fruit of the South American buriti tree contains precious oil. The fruit is picked up from the ground after falling from the tree and the oil is extracted without any added chemical solvents.
  • Naturally orange in color, buriti oil is extremely rich in provitamin A (beta-carotene) and essential fatty acids which, in addition to being an antioxidant, helps tone and improve skin elasticity.

Buriti Body Scrub, $28


Sinkside Selection March 19, 2009

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cucinaWater is dripping from the eaves. Sunshine is streaming through the kitchen window. You’re toiling at the sink but you couldn’t be happier because you know at the end of it all, you’ll treat yourself to a luxurious hand wash and lotion from Fruits & Passion’s Cucina line. This high end line of kitchen cleaning products makes the work (almost) worth it. I’m a big fan of this duo, in the orange and fennel scent, as a house warming gift. It comes on a white ceramic stand. $24