Body-shimmer

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

If you’re not a big fan of fake tanning, then investing in a good body shimmer is a must-have for the summer season.

Rather than risking it all for a mostly orange-based colour (which by the way is a nightmare to remove), shimmers are lightweight and emphasise your own natural glow.

We have found just a few options which will leave your skin looking perfectly toned, especially for a special event or a night out!

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Golden Oil, $29.95

After the success of their dry body oil, Nuxe created a revolutionary new formula with tiny shimmering mineral particles. Apply just a few drops to your skin to achieve an instant glow, with a delicious honey scent! It helps to soften and illuminate the skin without the use of any harmful chemicals.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body, $88.28

Loved by Kim Kardashian, this shimmery, paraben-free formula creates the illusion of longer, toned legs in no-time. With a cooling, menthol fragrance, it helps to stimulate the circulation in your legs, and is also quick and easy to apply.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

The Base Skin Illuminator Shimmer, $24

Create a natural glow by applying just a pea-sized amount into your moisturiser and applying directly onto the skin. Since the formula is highly pigmented, you only need a tiny amount to transform your entire face and body. Apply as a shimmery contour onto the cheekbones, decolletage, and of course, on the legs.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

Red Carpet Kolour Luminous Body Glow, $49.95

A shimmery formula which adapts your skin tone and creates a subtle glow. The formula is quick-drying and won’t leave an unpleasant stain on your clothes. It truly is the perfect product to apply just before you’re heading out the door! Available in three unique colours to suit your own skin tone.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser, $24

One of the only products you can actually use on hair, face, and body which is good for your skin! Packed with natural ingredients such as chamomile and Vitamin E to nourish all skin types.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

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February 18, 2015

The Best Fake Tanners For A Safe Tan

With the warmer weather fast approaching, this gives us the best excuse to stock-up on some of the best products for a natural looking tan. Whether you prefer a cream, spray, mousse or even a shimmer, below are just some of the easiest (and best products) to give you an amazing fake tan.

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Mousse

If you want an easy, hassle-free tan that dries in just minutes, then mousse is probably the best option for you. Moisturise your ankles, knees, neck, and elbows before applying any tanning product onto your skin. These place are most likely to attract all the colour, so keep them well hydrated to avoid this common mistake.

As a general rule, use two pumps on each leg, one pump on each arm, two pumps on your torso, and one on the back. Buff in the product with a tanning mitt, and instead of using circular motions, simply wipe the product downwards. This will create the most natural application, and won’t cause any streaks either. Pat well into your arms and legs to avoid white spots.

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Sunescape Hydrating Self Tan Mousse, $39.95

Cream

For a quick sun-kissed glow, use an instant tanning lotion on your arms and legs. This will create the most natural looking tan on your skin without looking too artificial or over the top. The quick-drying formula is infused with shea butter and aloe vera extract to keep skin feeling nourished, and won’t cause it to dry-out. To avoid orange hands, use a wipe to quickly clean-off any of the residue from your palms.

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ModelCo Instant Tan Self-Tan Lotion, $15

Spray

This is a little trick if you are absolutely terrible at tanning your hands and feet. Use a instant spray and mix together with a small (pea-sized) amount of moisturiser. Mix well, and let the formula dry on your skin for 3-5 minutes. Wash your hands with some soap and cold water, then pat-dry. Done!

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Bondi Sands Summer Bronze Instant Tan, $17.99

Shimmer

To finish your entire look, achieve an all-body glow with a slight shimmer. The quick drying formula doesn’t settle into your pores, but instead gives skin an air-brushed look. One pump is enough for each leg, and make sure to apply in circular motions for a natural finish.

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Red Carpet Kolour Body Glow, $49.95

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December 2, 2014