In-flight Skincare Essentials

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I love travelling, however, I’m not the best flyer. I don’t get nervous by any means, just uncomfortable. Perhaps it’s the stale cardboard food, the screaming children or the fact that I’m usually slightly pissed from the free drinks at the airport lounge. Whatever the cause, long-haul flights are not always the most glamorous of experiences.

Like most frequent flyers, my skin gets uncomfortably dry during the course of a flight. Recycled air, lack of sleep and substituting water for miniature wine bottles all contribute to excessive moisture loss. I therefore make it a priority to treat my skin to some much needed R&R when I’m sailing across the skies.

I have no shame at all when it comes to skincare indulgence (on flights as well as in general life). I’m not talking full on facials, but I certainly like to dabble in a bit of pampering before I reach my destination. Along with my generic essentials (toothbrush, hair clips, etc), I take with me skincare products; which will feed and nourish my skin as well as being travel friendly.

Simple Kind To Skin Facial Wipes £3.25

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I’ve been a fan of these facial wipes for quite some time. There’s no bullshit with these wipes. They do exactly what they say on the tin (or rather plastic packaging). Containing a blend of multi-vitamins and gentle cleansers to refresh and moisturise the skin, these wipes are as straight forward as they get. They contain no alcohol or harsh chemicals; which means that your skin isn’t stripped of its natural oils.

I like to do the majority of my skincare from the comfort of my seat; which makes these wipes perfect for a quick cleanse. I usually favour a double cleanse with a cream based liquid cleanser, but as I tend to forgo the makeup when I’m travelling, these wipes give me a good enough cleanse without having to faff about in the restrooms.

MISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Gel Mask £4.75 per sheet

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Yes, you read that title right! I put snail crap on my face (told you I have no limitations with my skincare). Snail slime/gel is seriously beneficial for the delicate skin on your face. It boasts a wide range of anti-aging benefits including softened wrinkles, smoother skin, antioxidant protection and improved hydration.

As gross as it sounds, snail gel is the most coveted beauty secrets of today. Made famous by the Japanese beauty industry (who by the way, don’t mess about when it comes to innovative beauty products), snail gel is loved by all who are looking to hydrate, rejuvenate, and revitalise their skin.

I love slapping on a good face mask when I’m on a flight and when I say face mask, I mean a full on sheet mask. Some find it embarrassing. My husband shakes his head in disbelief when he finds himself sitting next someone who closely resembles Michael Myers. I, however, love it. Nothing beats the feeling of a moiturising sheet mask when your skin is crying out for some hydration.

Sheet masks are perfect for travelling, en route to and at your destination. They take up virtually no space, they’re mess free and and they require very little preparation. This one from MISSHA is a perfectly proportioned drink for your skin. Containing a blend of snail slime and baobab tree extract, this mask adds an insane amount of moisture whilst preventing skin damage. The active ingredients adhere to your body’s natural temperature and allows for deep absorption. Apply both parts of the mask after cleansing and leave to rest for 20 minutes to an hour, depending on your mood. Once removed, press the remaining liquid into the skin for hydration that will last you through out the flight.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate (30ml) £13.00

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Of course when I’m done with my hydrating mask, I look to an equally as hydrating facial moituriser to lock and seal in the goodness. In all honesty, you can’t get more hydrating than this cream even if you were to splash a glass of water over yourself. Enriched with essential fatty acids and vitamins, this lotion adds nourishment to your parched skin and protects your complexion from environmental aggressors, such as unhygienic airplanes. The consistency is thick and creamy, and absorbs instantly into your skin without making you feel greasy.

This has been hailed as every makeup artist’s secret weapon, as it adds an insane amount of moisture to your skin, but also serves as an excellent primer. Once you’re done with your flight, you could double this up as a foundation primer at your destination and save yourself a little room in your makeup bag.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado £20.00

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I touched on this product in my Evening Skincare Routine blog post at the beginning of this year. I suffer from quite dry and itchy skin around my eyes; which requires a lot of moisture. This eye cream has been sought after by many beauty enthusiasts around the world as a way to hydrate their delicate peepers.

Avocado oil and vitamin A help to add a comfortable blanket around your eyes and relives you of any irritation that a contact lens wearer like me usually gets on flights. However, this isn’t a miracle worker, nor claims to be, when it comes to deeper, more concerning issues. It’s just a simple way to add incredible moisture in an environment which dries your eyes out. Apply the tiniest amount with your ring finger under and around the orbital bone of your eyes and slip on an eye mask to lock in the moisture.

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips 15ml

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Selected as a finalist for the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2015, this is another cult product; which acts as an all rounder. This 100% naturally sourced balm provides healing and hydration to the driest of lips. Think vaseline with much better packaging, consistency and smell – ok, don’t think vaseline, they’re nothing alike. My bad!

Originally formulated to soothe dry, cracking nipples of breastfeeding mothers, this has a truly versatile formula which helps to heal and soften dry, chapped lips, dry cuticles, feet and elbows, soothe itchy skin and relieve eczema. It also helps to heal sore, chapped noses, sooth chapped and irritated nipples, eliminate split ends in the hair and moisturise eye lashes.

I’m forever applying lip balm to my lips. Mostly to feed my OCD daemon, but also because I had yet to come across a formula which didn’t slip and slide off from my lips after a short time. This balm certainly doesn’t do that. Once applied, I don’t need to worry about my lips for several hours. It also adds a dewy sheen to my lips; which is always a bonus in my books.

Comment below with your in-flight essentials so that I can try them out on my next flight.

Summer Hair

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Summer is fast approaching; which brings peace of mind for us Brits. Warm breezes, long days and the hope of being able to step foot outdoors without the need of an umbrella and wooly coat are what we crave when summer is around the corner. However, despite my love for the sun, there’s nothing worse than the wrath of humidity on a head of curly hair like mine.

UV rays from the sun can break down the amino acids in your hair, therefore losing its elasticity, strength and shine. Spending a small fortune on a new summer do can prove to be pointless if maintenance is not up held. Colours fade, highlights turn brassy, hair becomes parched and harsh chemicals from activities such as swimming can cause damage and destruction. Preparation is key during the summer if you want to keep your hair in a healthy and manageable state. Choosing products which protect, hydrate and strengthen will ensure that your hair looks L’Oréal worthy.

Kérastase Styling Spray À Porter £15.75 (currently on offer)

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Designer hair is hardly achievable without the use of these iconic products. The Kérastase Couture range, as headlined by stylist Luigi Murenu, encourages the hair’s natural texture. Containing micropolymers (tiny molecules), each hair strand is individually catered to leaving your style soft, flexible and bouncy. Xylose is also included which protects the hair from heat damage along with ingredients such as vitamin E and UV filters.

Kérastase Styling Spray À Porter is a sea salt spray with a difference. Forget crunchy, unmanageable, and unruly beach hair. This elegant looking bottle promises to deliver you Giselle-esque touselled waves with no effort at all. Spritz onto damp or dry hair and scrunch with fingers. Blow dry or let nature take its course, this spray triples as a heat protectant and hairspray.

The smell is distinctly floral, with notes of patchouli wafting through. I’m not adversed to ‘smelly’ hair products, in fact, I quite like them – saves me money on expensive perfumes. What I love most about this product is the fact that my limp, lifeless hair is given some va va voom when left in its natural state. Don’t expect tons of shine though, you get more of a semi-matte finish, as you can expect with most salt sprays.

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask starting from £7.65

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Natural oils have put their stamp on the beauty industry as highly sought after, multi-use, miracle workers. Morrocanoil contains an ‘argan oil-infused’ formula along with vitamin F (Omega 6), vitamin A to improve elasticity, vitamin E to protect against free-radicals along with regeneration, and Phenols to shield against environmental stressors.

The Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask is a rich and creamy mask designed to hydrate and repair damaged hair. Shine is restored, hair is left manageable and, when used once or twice a week, hair is rebuilt and reconstructed. After using my favourite hydrating shampoo, I apply a large dollop of this to the mid lengths to ends of my hair and leave to penetrate for 5-10 minutes. Using a shower comb to run through your hair once the mask is applied ensures even application and less hair pulling time when it comes to styling.

I opted for the 75ml version rather the full size as I was looking for a travel friendly hair saviour on my recent travels. This is a welcomed ‘tall drink’ for your hair when the sun dries out every last bit of moisture. The scent is very similar to the iconic Moroccanoil Treatments, but slightly less offensive.

Tangle Teezer Gold Rush Compact Styler £12.25

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Tangle Teezers are small, palm-sized tools; which have paved the way for knot free, pain free hair styling. So innovative these products have become, that even celebrities rave about their abilities (Cara Delevingne can’t live without hers). There’s not much to these brushes, the design is fairly simple, but they have certainly changed my hair game forever.

The Gold Rush Compact Styler is exactly what it says on the tin. Coated in a metallic gold finish, this is a miniature version of the original design; which fits perfectly in any handbag/travel bag. The styler also comes complete with a protective cover to shield it from any impurities and ensure it’s ready to use at any time.

The innovative teeth makes brushing through knots and tangles effortless. Since converting to Tangle Teezers I’ve noticed that my hair is less prone to breaking. I can always tell the health of my hair based on the amount that clogs up in my drain – sorry TMI. However, the sad truth about having a long mane means that hair fall is frequent and plentiful, but with the use of a Tangle Teezer, this has been minimised drastically.

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment starting from £10.75

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Much like Moroccanoil, this amber hued elixir contains high levels of natural ingredients such as macadamia and argan oil.

Far better described as an intense leave-in conditioner, this oil promotes shine, moisture and split-end rescue for parched hair. The smallest amount is all it takes to turn unmanageable, straw-like hair into glossy tresses. The texture is definitely thicker than other brands on the market and the scent is slightly unbearable, but if it turns my mop into enviable angel hair then sign me up!

I opted for the travel version again as it’s very easy to transport, particularly on holiday. The glass bottle isn’t naturally travel friendly, but it’s light weight and holds a fair amount of product.

What are your favourite summer hair products? Comment below with suggestions of what I can try next.

Beach Essentials

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‘What would you take with you on a deserted island?’ I must have heard that question a million times before. To be fair, it is a puzzler. What would you consider important enough to take with you on a deserted island? Now imagine, rather than a deserted island, you’re on an idyllic private beach at a 5 star resort in paradise. Perhaps not the same thing, but it’s close enough; which explains the dilemma that I encountered on my recent travels.

I’m a firm believer that the contents of someone’s beach bag have a strong correlation with their personality. Being the obsessive, compulsive, slightly over bearing freak that I am, I tend to take everything but the kitchen sink with me. However this time round I tried my very best to be good, taking only the ‘essentials’. I use the term ‘essentials’ very loosely as I probably exceeded the amount of products that a normal person would take. However, the products listed below are genuinely what I need when I’m sunning myself on a tropical beach. Me, high maintenance? Never…

Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultra Light Dry Mist Protection £8.50

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I cannot stress enough how important sun protection is, even for women of colour. I know plenty of sunscreen-phobes who genuinely believe that if they don’t have pale skin, they don’t need sun protection – WRONG! Darker skin contains higher levels of melanin; which protects the skin against effects of the sun such as skin cancer and premature ageing. However, our bodies only produce an SPF factor of up to 13.4; which is far too low to protect us from sun damage. Wearing a sunscreen of SPF 30 or above with UVA and UBV will ensure that your skin stays as healthy as possible.

From creams to lotions, I’ve tried many different formulas available on the market. However, I had yet to find one as easy to use as the Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultra Light Dry Mist. As the label suggests, the formula is super light and absorbs instantly into the skin. I hate the sticky/greasy feeling that most sun protectors give you, but this spray feels very skin like and is pretty much transparent. The icing on the cake is that it’s water proof; which is perfect for someone like me who never thinks about reapplying their sun protector once I’ve had a dip in the pool.

LA ROCHE-POSAY Thermal Spring Water £7.00

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This is one of those products which seems indulgent, but once you start using it you’ll wonder how you ever went through life without it – a bit like what my husband first thought of me (I joke). Developed with micro-droplets of the brand’s unique water, this spray provides you with a refreshing burst of instant calm for skin that craves hydration, soothing and cooling. Suitable for men and women of all ages and skin types, it contains a high concentration of selenium to give you protection against free radicals and the environmental damages.

I can understand that some will think that £7.00 for what is essentially a water spray is ludicrous, but this spray contains vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals and trace elements; which has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only is it a life saver when your skin is feeling the effects of the sun, but it also works great as a makeup setter/refresher.

Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 in Medium £30.00 / Benefit Posiebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm £14.50 / Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara £5.99

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Makeup on the beach has always been a slightly taboo subject. Many women shudder at the thought of piling on the makeup when at the beach; which is perfectly acceptable, you do you boo! I however, need a little something on my face so that I don’t scare the fishes away. I’m not talking cake face here, just a few little cosmetic tweaks.

Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 in Medium gives me beautifully even toned skin with added sun protection. Unlike traditional BB creams, the formula isn’t greasy or runny; which is a bonus point for me as I want something that will ‘stick’ to my skin during the heat. It feels more like a luxurious cream rather than a face base as it promises to revitalize dull complexions. The colour selection isn’t great (Light, Medium and Dark), but the formula blends easily into the skin and gives you a very natural finish.

Benefit’s Posiebalm is an oh-so-cute poppy pink tinted lip balm; which provides hydration and a sheer wash of colour. Containing mango butter and sodium hyaluronate, your lips feel smooth, soft and glossy. The packaging is faultless, but then again, that can be said about all of Benefit’s products. The stick formulation makes it easy to apply on the go and eliminates the possibility of it melting in the sun like most potted lip balms.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara is the waterproof alternative to the famous original formula. Adding a few coats of this wonderful mascara to your lashes ensures that you look wide awake and ready for all those selfies on the beach.

Compact Mirror price unknown

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Fact of the matter is, everyone needs a compact mirror at all times. It’s all fine and dandy when you have a £30.00 BB cream on your face, but if you’ve got a smearing of sand across your forehead, you’re going to look pretty stupid. Compact mirrors ensure that you’re embarrassment free at all times.

I bought this little 3D rose shaped compact from Beauty Base many moons ago. Not sure if they still have them or what the price was, but you can pick up something fairly identical from eBay. Super cute and super functional.

Victoria’s Secret Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist £8.50

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What would a holiday be without the tropical scent of coconuts; which is the reason why I opted for Victoria’s Secret Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist. Notes of coconut, vanilla and lily-of-the-valley are blended together to create this super sweet, almost good enough to eat fragrance. I’m a huge fan of the Victoria’s Secret Body Mists as they’re long lasting, but don’t overpower you like a strong eau de perfum. The bottle is fairly chunky and perhaps not very travel friendly, but the plastic bottle does make it slightly easier to transport. I love spritzing this whilst I’m on the beach to invoke my inner VS angel, but mostly to rid myself of the mosquito repellent smell.

The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray £6.00

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Much like the LA ROCHE-POSAY Thermal Spring Water, this spray is designed to cool and refresh tired feet. Containing extracts of peppermint oil, this perfectly sized bottle is a life saver when you’re in a hot environment.

I don’t know about you, but my feet tend to swell slightly under the hot sun. Super annoying and it makes for a slightly uncomfortable squeeze in my heels, but spritzing some of this cooling foot spray, especially when I’m sunbathing, ensures that my feet stay refreshed, cool, odor free and intact of its normal size. It works just as well on plane journeys when your feet are feeling slightly parched and in need of some hydration.

Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel £2.50

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Not just my beach bag, but any bag that I own harbors a small bottle of this in their deep, dark crevices. Hand sanitizers are a must, especially when you’re going from beach to pool bar/restaurant. It kills 99% of bacteria that you naturally accumulate throughout the day and although it contains alcohol, like most hand sanitizers, it’s non-drying and quite moiturising in fact.

As with most Soap and Glory products, there’s a wonderful citrus smell; which is not overpowering by any means.

Havaianas Top Metallic Rose Gold Flip Flops £20.00 / Primark Black Crochet Floppy Hat £4.00

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Havaianas Top Metallic Rose Gold Flip Flops were destined to be mine as soon as I set my eyes on them. I love anything rose gold and that goes for shoes too! So comfortable to wear and looks great against tanned skin.

Primark’s Black Crochet Floppy Hat was the ultimate bargain. I found this gem during a random Primarni browse. At a mere £4.00 I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to purchase it, even though I had no where to wear it to at the time! Sun hats are perfect for keeping cool whilst on holiday and protects the delicate skin on your face from sun damage.

Prada Oversized Minimal Baroque Black Gradient Sunglasses £241.00

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Much like my flip flops, I fell in love with these sunglasses from the first moment that I saw them. I mean, they’re so over-the-top and fabulously camp they’re almost offensive. So of course I needed them in my life. They certainly make a statement…and if they didn’t…I made sure they did!

Papaya Gold PAWPAW Moisturising Balm £5.99

Massive epic fail here – I forgot to take a product shot of this. I know, I know, bad beauty blogger! Nevertheless I can promise you that this product is by no means lesser than any of the other products mentioned (it’s the small red tube in the bottom right of the first image of this post). This is a multi use product; which cures a enormous amount of aliments at a mere swipe. Enriched with Bio Active Manuka Honey 20+, this waxy balm soothes, relives and moisturises dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Use this on sun burns, chaffing, cuts/grazes and even chapped lips. You only get 25g in a small handbag-sized tube, but it certainly goes a long way. I used the tiniest of drops on my peeling, sun burned shoulders and sure enough, my skin was right back to normal the next day. So impressed by the wonders of this product, it has now become a permanent resident in my handbag – you know…for all those sun burns I get in London *pulls a sarcastic face*.

What are some of your beach bag essentials? Comment below!

Current Favourite Bronzers

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Bronzers are to makeup what hot sauce is to a chicken wing – essential. Everyone needs a good bronzer in their life to add that extra pizzazz to their overall look. Not only does it add dimension and definition to the face, but it revitalizes your complexion giving it a youthful and radient glow.

Despite all of its glory, it’s very easy to go over board with a bronzer. Finding the right brush (Morphe E59 Tapered Bronzer Brush is my jam) and application method is key to avoiding that ‘umpa lumpa’ effect. Keeping it as natural as possible, enchancing your features rather than masking them, will ensure that you slay your bronzing technique every time.

Being the self confessed hoarder that I am, I’ve recently turned my attention to my bronzer collection. After spending many years in a committed relationship with my first love NARS Casino Bronzing Powder, I decided that it was time to move on and sow my wild oats. Drugstore or high end, I don’t discriminate when it comes to bronzers and here I have put together 4 of my current obsessions that are in constant rotation in my makeup bag.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronze in Deep £33.00

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A face and body bronzer; which adds a beautiful matte finished warmth to the skin. Available in 4 colours, Deep is the darkest of the collection. I wasn’t too impressed with the colour range as there’s clearly not an option for someone of deeper complexion, but nevertheless, the formula had me hooked!

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The powder feels super soft to the touch and blends effortlessly into the skin. I like to hit the cheekbones, hairline, neck and décolletage to achieve an even glow. There’s no glitter particles; which makes it perfect for a natural finish, but I certainly wouldn’t contour with this product as it leans more towards the orange side.

The packaging, as can be expected, is gorgeous and a little Guerlain-esque. The pan is absolutely huge (you get 21g of product) so this is guaranteed to last you a very long time even if you use it on a daily basis. However, despite the size, this is the perfect holiday product to pack as it saves space on body bronzers.

L’Oreal Glam Bronze La Terra Tribal Powder Natural Capri £12.99

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This is my favourite ‘everyday bronzer’; which requires no effort at all. The powder is so finely milled that it feels incredible upon first swipe, although, it did hurt me a little to ruin the tribal print embossed on the bronzer itself. Unlike the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronze this bronzer does contain small particles of glitter, but it’s not overpowering. The micro-dispensed light pigments perfectly mimic the effects of a sun kissed look, giving you an instant glow. There is only one colour option to choose from, but the colour is fairly universal and would suit most skin tones.

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The packaging is fairy standard for a L’Oreal product and I could have done with a mirror in the compact, but much like the first bronzer mentioned, you get a lot more product for your penny.

MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze £22.00

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A warm-toned bronzer with a buildable finish. The formula is soft and creamy, as you can expect with most MAC products. On fairer skin tones this could provide a natural looking contour without looking overdone. On medium to tan skin tones, like my own, this gives a sheer wash of colour that provides you with the right amount of warmth to the skin without looking like you’ve been sitting directly under the sun all day.

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The size of the pan is fairly standard for MAC face products (10g); which is perfect for smaller, more precise bronzing brushes, but quite difficult if you were looking to use something on the larger side. I do wish they varied the packaging from their other face compacts other than the colour of the text as it’s quite hard to distinguish the bronzer without looking at the label (first world problems I know).

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 06 £13.00

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For someone who likes her bling and sparkle, I’ve honestly shocked myself with the amount of matte bronzers that I’ve chosen. I discovered this bronzer when checking out the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil on a recent shopping trip. If you haven’t done so already, check out my review of it in last week’s blog post.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of this bronzer upon first inspection. I initially purchased the shade 04 online; which turned out to be far too light for my skin tone. When I popped into the store to exchange it for the next shade up, I realised that the darkest shade (06) was still pretty light, but far more suitable for my skin tone. I found this quite strange, because it was always my misconception that The Body Shop catered for a range of skin tones. Whatever the case, I purchased 06 as I couldn’t bare walking out of that shop without a bit of makeup in tow.

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I must admit, I did expect the colour payoff to be as strong as the previous three and I was left slightly disappointed when I realised that this wasn’t the case. However, what I have discovered is that this bronzer, despite its summer-themed marketing technique, would be perfect for my skin in the winter when I need a sheer wash of colour without looking too overdone. The packaging is super cute and it smells divine, but this bronzer is certainly reserved for my ‘understated’ days.

What are your favourite bronzers at the moment? Comment below with suggestions of what I should add to my collection.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

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One of my favourite things about the summer is developing a healthy glow on my skin. Although I’m not a big tanner, I love the way my skin (especially my pasty legs) look with a bronzed glow. Rather than self tanners, however, I usually dabble in shimmery oils/lotions with tanning effects to give myself that perfect JLO-esque bronze.

I have a well rounded collection of shimmering body oils, all promising to add a glamorous golden effect to the skin. Although most do the job well, I’m constantly adding to my collection. Not just to feed my greed, but each product has its own scent and feel, invoking its own individual emotion. Tropical scented light oils are for beachy holidays, whereas glittery, strong perfumed formulas are for nights out. Whatever the occasion, however, I have a bronzing product to match; which ensures that my skin looks healthy and beautiful whenever it’s on display.

On a recent shopping trip, I popped into my local Body Shop to top up my collection of scented body butters. En route to the till I decided to make a detour for the makeup section (naturally) to check out what’s new. Although not new additions, the Honey Bronze collection caught my eye instantly.

The Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil is a light weight body shop; which gives your skin a subtle hint of bronze and shimmer. The bottle instantly grabbed my attention as it looked very similar to the cult classic NUXE Multi-Usage Dry Oil. Consisting of two colour choices, Golden Honey and Honey Kiss, I decided to go for the latter; which is slightly darker and more bronzed than the first.

Rather than offensively scented body tanners, this oil adds a light veil of fragrance to your body without masking your perfume. A lot of shimmering body oils contain monoi oil; which is great and all, but when you’re not looking to smell like a pina colada, the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil’s muted honey scent is a welcomed change.

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The consistency of the oil is quite thin and runny; which is to be expected from a dry oil. Rather than leaving your skin with deep moisture levels, a dry oil adds a ‘sheen’ to the top layer of the skin giving the illusion of an inner glow. The bottle does need a good shake before application as the glitter particles does separate slightly from the oil component. However, once applied, you don’t get a sticky, uncomfortable feeling that you get with most other oils as it absorbs instantly into the skin.

You get 100ml of product in the chic glass bottle; which is a considerable amount seeing as you only need the tiniest amount per limb. However, despite its beautiful packaging, it’s not very travel friendly. Rather than a block-y glass bottle, I would have preferred a strong plastic container as this has become a firm fixture in my holiday makeup bag. I would have also appreciated a pump on the bottle as the oil is simply dispersed using a stopper on the neck of the bottle. I appreciate that this eliminates the possibility of spillages, but it’s quite frustrating when trying to shake the product out.

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If you have a fair skin tone, I would suggest going for Golden Honey rather than Honey Kiss for a more natural look. However, Honey Kiss, on my skin, leaves behind a very subtle bronzed glow. The glitter is hardly noticeable on the skin; which is a slight bummer as the bottle itself looks very glittery, but the particles in the oil does catch the light beautifully giving the illusion of sparkling skin. I love smearing this oil down my legs to give the optical illusion of longer, leaner pins.

You can purchase the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil here.

Have you tried any of the Honey Bronze collection? Comment below with your suggestions on the products.