There’s nothing that I love more than a sexy summer glow, and while summer isn’t here just yet…It definitely feels like it! I have a body bronzing dry oil that I absolutely love, but I found out recently that they stopped making it! After that, I decided to bring out some old favorites and explore some new options too. Let’s start with the one I used yesterday!
My all time favorite is the Monoi Body Glow I from NARS Cosmetics. If I could put this in every body product I own, I probably would! Let me give you a brief rundown on what Monoi oil is. This oil is made by soaking a Tahitian gardenia called the Tiare flower in coconut oil. It moisturizes the skin, acts as an anti-aging agent and reduces inflammation.
PRICE | $59.00 USD at Sephora
FACT: I mentioned the Monoi Body Glow II in a previous post. If you would love to try this lovely oil without the added shimmer, look no further!
Next! I stumbled upon these two products via Instagram, and they are the Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil and Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil from Sol de Janeiro. Mama! Baby! Mujer! Honey…let me tell you something. Are you listening? No matter where your melanin falls on the color spectrum, you will love this product! Ipanema Sunset works best for lighter skin tones, and Copacabana Bronze works best for mid to deeper skin tones. You can also mix them together for a custom shade!
Copacabana Bronze has golden shimmer with a sweet pistachio and salted caramel scent. Ipanema Sunset has a champagne shimmer and a sweet yet natural scent. This consists of pomelo, wild fig and gardenia.
PRICE | $35.00 USD at Sephora
DISCLAIMER: Copacabana Bronze does have a little bit of color payoff, but it is NOT a darkening, self-tanner.
When I first came across this product, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical. Reason? I couldn’t see the product in the bottle! I’m a visual person, you know? I did not let that stop me, and neither should you! This product is literally gold in a bottle. Never heard of BaliBody? They are a vegan friendly, Australian company that knows how to make you inner goddess sing! May I introduce to you their Shimmering Body Oil. This product contains: coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, soybean oil, grape seed oil, vitamin E, fragrance and a lot of shimmer. Can you say beach babe?
PRICE | $29.95 USD at BALIBODY
Bonus: This oil is lightweight and fast drying! Apply and wait 5 min, then you are good to go!
What is your favorite go-to glow product for the summer? Let me know in the comments below!
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