I don’t know about you, but there’s something about warm, sultry summer evenings that make me want to sparkle and glow, and I get great pleasure from anticipating the process of getting ready to go out in the evening! You know the deal…you have an invigorating evening shower after which you jump out and while your skin is still damp, you apply some gorgeously scented golden body oil that smells like summer nights and is full of golden sparkles. I’m not sure what it is about getting ready to go out in warm weather….maybe its the freedom of wearing less layers …the ease of slipping into a simple off the shoulder dress and a pair of sandals; whatever it is whether I’m in a hot city or a tropical place, the one thing that I always have is a shimmer oil.
Now because this review covers 3 different but equally lovely oils I asked team wow for help, so we each tried a different oil and the first one is the Kadalys Sublime Precious Oil This lush oil is the perfect combination of plant oils namely green Banana, Avocado, Jojoba, Rose Muscat and green tea. All of these oils are known for their their intensely nourishing and deeply moisturising abilities. “Its ultra-fine texture absorbs quickly and leaves the skin with a soft and satiny feeling”, the other thing to note about this oil is that it is very softly scented, so if you are going to wear perfume, it won’t be a competition to see which smells the strongest.
According to the brand you can apply this oil as a skin treatment before your night cream and you can use it in your hair as a treatment before or after shampooing. Lastly, of the three oils this is the most golden when applied to the skin. Available for £19.80 from www.octer.co.uk
Hey beauties, I was able to try out the Honey Bronze shimmering dry oil from The Body Shop which a great little summer buy that retails for about £16. This was actually my first time trying out a dry oil so I was pretty excited to test it out and the first thing I’ll say is that its an easy and quick way of getting an even toned body with a light shimmer. The packaging itself is absolutely amazing, the glass bottle imprinted with gold lettering just oozes a premium feel and when you open it the application tip disperses the right amount of oil as you have a lot of control over how much you want to pour out.
The colour is quite subtle which makes it a perfect dry oil with a non greasy finish for everyday use and when you step outside in the sun it also gives an amazing shimmery glow.
The key ingredient in this dry oil is Honey and The Body Shop claims to source their honey from the southern region of Ethiopia, where African bees distil the nectar of rainforest flowers to create a distinctive floral honey. To collect this precious honey, they work with the ‘bee whisperers’ of Beza Mar, a group dedicated to improving the livelihood of Ethiopian beekeeping communities and maintaining their traditional, natural way of working with bees.
I will say that the only negative is that this dry oil does have quite a strong smell which can be quite overpowering to some people, but other than that it wins in every other aspect and I would highly recommend this dry oil to anyone looking to get that perfect summer glow!
Available for £16.00 from www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® OR Multi-usage dry oil contains 6 precious mineral oils promising to leave your skin nourished and silky smooth. The shimmering glitter oil is heaven in a bottle, it gives the perfect summer glow leaving a subtle shimmer that is perfect all year round, to glam up your look day or night.
The product can be used, on the face, body and hair. I personally used the product all over my body and I can definitely say that a small amount really does go a long way. I was left with a lovely golden glow which was not too much. I could not stop looking at my arms and legs as the glitter sparkled all over my body while I walked around the in the sun. The dry oil shimmer gives even coverage hiding any imperfection and left my skin feeling soft and silky all day and did not feel greasy at all. The scent is light captivating the senses and didn’t feel overpowering.
I would give this product 4 stars as I felt like a goddess walking around with my golden shimmer.
Available for £17.00 from www.lookfantastic.com
Whichever of these lovely oils you decide to use you’ll love …let us know what you think!
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