Sol de Janeiro | Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240 £44.00 from
Cult Beauty also available in 75ml for £18.00
I discovered this cream a few months ago after seeing it on one of the gorgeous Laura Lee's 'favourites' videos. I adored the name so I thought I would have a search and found it on Cult Beauty.
I have to admit when I saw the price of the cream I was shocked! £18 for 75ml and a whopping £44 for 240ml! It is definitely one of the more expensive 'body butters' I have seen but I still went and got it though. I'll pay that credit card bill later!
This is how Cult Beauty describes this cream..
Pronounced as ‘boom boom’ in Brazil, bums are a nation-wide obsession – that’s why they show them off in the world’s smallest bikinis and best fitting jeans. The secret to a brilliant Brazilian booty (even if you’re shaking it in slightly less temperate climes), this rich body cream – which is enhanced with guaraná, a native Amazonian plant that is one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet – is perfect for stimulating circulation and keeping posteriors at their smoothest.
Brazilian ‘bum bums’ are famously brilliant, so whether it’s a bottom, a butt or la derriére, your behind will reap the benefits of this tightening, moisturising miracle cream. Rich in South America’s secret ingredients, a naturally nourishing, hyper-hydrating blend of cupuaçu butter, açaí and coconut oil provide the background to the star of the show: guaraná. A native Amazonian plant, this fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet (with almost five times more caffeine than coffee), giving your bottom the ultimate boost and stimulating circulation to keep it super smooth and tantalisingly toned, while also minimising cellulite. With a light, silky texture the cream is great all over the body (bum bum and beyond), absorbing quickly without feeling greasy or oily. Blissfully scented with a sweet, nutty fragrance (believe us… this stuff smells incredible) and bestowing skin with a subtle shimmer, Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream will transport you to the beaches of Rio and grant you all the confidence of a Carnival dancer.
All of that was a couple of months ago now so I have had a lot of time to decide how I feel about this cream. I didn't initially think I would love the scent as I thought it would be all 'coconutty' but I was so wrong! It actually smells like summer! Of course there is a hint of coconut in the cream but there is also some magic in it because when I close my eyes I am back on Nissi Beach in Cyprus!
I love how, after I have used the bum bum cream, I feel like I'm floating in this fragrance! I am usually a little stingy with how much of the body butter I use but that's only due to the cost and I want to make this one last!
Although this is technically a 'bum' cream, I have used this all over my body and not just on my rear; even though it certainly does do the job on my backside! I have really noticed some tightening of the skin on there and my stretch marks have faded a little, as have my inner thighs, not loads though just a little.
Overall, I do adore this cream. The scent is amazing and you do feel a little like you're on holiday when you use it. Your skin feels soft and well hydrated and it does do what it says on the tin/box, you do get some tightening but not loads. I don't think you get a lot with any cream to be honest.
Will I replace this when it's gone? Probably not, as it's very expensive for a body butter, so I am trying to make this one last! One thing that has made me happy though is you can actually buy the fragrance now from Cult Beauty too!
Have your tried this fantastic cream? Let me know!