Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Shimmering Body Oils

It looks like I might be jetting off to a hot country at the end of the month. It wasn't planned (we were supposed to go in October) and we are not sure where we are going yet. Spain, Portugal and France are possible options, but we will just get the best last minute deal, if everything goes according to plan.  If not, we will just go to Scarborough with my in-laws for a week to enjoy the British seaside. The weather is supposed to be lovely from the 21st of July :) With that in mind, I went through my stash of shimmering body oils to make sure I have plenty to choose from. I am absolutely addicted to them and I go through many bottles in Spring/Summer.

They are perfect for adding a golden glow to the skin, without leaving it greasy or sticky. They can be used on hair as well, if you have dry ends or simply like a bit of shimmer in your locks :) You can also use them on your face, if you want a nice, golden highlight on your cheekbones. It is totally up to you how you use them. You can even wear them as perfume, because the scent of the oil lasts on the skin all day! Without further ado, here are my shimmering oil picks.

This option is definitely my favourite and I have repurchased it recently, even after finding cheaper alternatives. I just love the scent and I find it the lightest from all three shimmering oils I got to try. The formula combines 30% Precious Plant Oils (Borage, St Johnswort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia)  and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair. I love the way it makes my skin feel and it also works really well on my hair, without leaving it greasy. It's simply beautiful! Also, the 50ml size is perfect to keep in my beach bag, without taking up too much space.

With this option, you get more for your money, but I prefer the smell of Nuxe. The formula of this oil is lightweight as well, but it only works on my body. It tends to look a bit greasy on my hair. It's my second bottle, which means that I must have enjoyed using it. The bottle is slightly more bulky than Nuxe, but you get more product so I can't moan :)

If you need a real bargain, this baby is for you! It takes a little bit longer to dry than the other two, but it is fantastic for the price and the scent is beautiful too! With the 50% discount, you simply can't go wrong with it. Again, it is a bigger size than the slim Nuxe one, but you can easily pop it into your beach bag anyway.

Ok, so I haven't tried this one yet, but I am hoping to pick it up in Boots tomorrow. It is part of the 3 for 2 offer - BARGAIN! It is a blend of jojoba and sesame oils, so I am not sure how it will smell, but I will let you know once I get it. Fingers crossed it smells gorgeous.

Do you love shimmering body oils? I can't imagine Summer and holidays without them.

*PR sample



  1. I do love The Body Shops one, the lip balm from the same range is to die for!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. these look really nice. I kind of wanna check out the one from the body shop

  3. These look so lovely, can I have them all !!?? Great post

    Gaby x

  4. I wanna try all of them, thanks for the review hun

  5. I havent used any shimmering body oils before. I might have to try them out. In my head I cant use them unless i am on holiday and have a tan! ha!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  6. I've never tried any of these! I might just have to give The Body Shop one a go :) xx

  7. I have never actually tried any shimmering body oils - I'm so scared I'll end up looking like a complete discoball! But I do love a gorgeous glow in the summer, so I might have to give them a go... I HAVE been smelling the Nuxe one up quite a few times - such a wonderfull, indulging sent!

    Sincerely, K

  8. I haven't tried any of these. The nuxe one sounds lovely!

    Ana Leote

  9. Never even thought of trying them out but I've seen that Body Shop one around and it's always looked amazing! Maybe I'll give it a go :)

    Haaappy Summer!
    To visit my blog - Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  10. Shimmering Body Oils can look so pretty & are perfect for Summer evenings & adding a little something special to your tan. The only one I have tried from your roundup is the NUXE one & I really like that.

  11. Sandra I have never tried a shimmer oil before however I really would like to. You've inspired me to hunt one down.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  12. ahh I love shimmer body oils, I always have some for my legs and decolletage for when I'm on holiday or nice and fake tanned!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog


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