Pretty, Glowing Summer Skin

Pretty, Glowing Summer Skin

Summer. That beautiful time of the year we all crave and look forward to. (Im a huge fan of all the seasons by the way, no favouritism here). I love all of the summer inspired products that are also launched by the beauty brands as the weather warms up. We are treated to coconut scented products in abundance, offered the promise of glowing skin with new make up items and told our tresses will be tousled with beach wave hair products.

One of my favourite offerings this year, (in fact most years) is the shimmer body products that the brands entice us with. Lightly sun-kissed skin can be enhanced and beautified with these shimmer and glitter infused offerings, bringing a full on holiday vibe to every day.

one of my summer go to make up items

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Lauretta, the lady that writes the Home and Horizon blog, (check it out here) in Bluewater. We had been chatting online for a little while, and as we are not a million miles away from each other, met up for lunch. We had a lovely time, and decided that we should of course walk our pizza lunch off with a spot of make up shopping. Lauretta was interested in picking up my summer must have product that I had raved about in a blog post, (My Secret Make Up Weapon In the Summer Months) so we headed into The Body Shop.

I will be honest here and say that I don’t tend to shop in The Body Shop as much these days. Like many of us, I was obsessed with their body butters and bath and shower products (Dewberry perfume anyone?) when I was younger. I even worked for them for a while doing the Body Shop at Home parties when I had my first son, but I just don’t tend to wander in there so much anymore. Going in there with Lauretta made me remember that I really should. They have so many great items, and their summer products are fab. Lots of fresh, cooling body sprays, summer scented body butters and summer make up to leave you looking like the sun kissed goddess you are! The Honey Bronze range of products really is a great range. It consists of bronzers, leg tan mist, highlighters, all manor of products to help you enhance your summer tan. I really wished I’d picked up the body BB cream from them too. I think I may have to pop back for that one…….

I love the entire Honey Bronze range from the Body Shop

On this visit, I picked up the Shimmering Dry Oil. It is a fare-trade honey infused body oil (that, as the name indicates, goes on like a beautiful oil but feels dry), infused with subtle shimmer and scented with the very essence of balmy, hazy summer days. Designed to add hydration and sheen to your bare arms, legs and décolleté, it is subtle, so it dosent make you look like a glitter throwback to the 80’s. It looks amazing over a light tan, adding a depth and warmth to enhance your glowing skin. I love this for adding subtle sheen to my shoulders and décolleté when wearing a summer dress, and it will be packed into my suitcase to come on holiday with me later this month. A fab, reasonably priced make up item that I am sure you will enjoy. You can find full details of all the products mentioned here.

What do you think? Any items that you love to take on holidays to enhance your summer make up looks? Id love to hear.

 

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26 Comments

  1. highstreetbeauty11
    August 4, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I think I would absolutely love this product! Love your blog and your gorgeous photos xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 4, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Ohhhh thank you so much! That is so kind. Its such a lovely range, smell divine too! xx

  2. August 4, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I am a very pale girl but I must admit I like a little bronzing in the summer I might have a look at these

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 4, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Hi, thanks for stopping by x. Im very pale too, this is why I love the subtleness of this range. Us pal gals can get away with these beauties 🙂

  3. August 6, 2017 / 8:19 am

    These products from TBS totally blew me away. It looks like something a lot more expensive and I have to get these. xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 6, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      I totaly agree. The heavy glass bottles make them seem much higher end. Im sure you will love them, the oil smells amazing!!!

  4. August 6, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I love a dewy makeup look. You’re review is great and this looks like a nice product x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 6, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much! It really warms the skin up, great when your pale like me! Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. August 6, 2017 / 9:44 am

    That honey bronze product sounds amazing. I need a glowing body!!! Xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 6, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Jazmin, we all love a bit of glow. I always feel it makes my skin look healthier x

  6. August 6, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I love all the honey bronze products, I’m super pale and they work well for me. Lovely post. Xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 6, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment x. Yes I agree, it seems to be a great range for us pale gals! Have you tried the body bb cream? I need it in my life!

        • kerrylifeandloves
          August 9, 2017 / 12:04 pm

          Totally! I love the whole range, Im sure I will slowly collect it all lol

  7. August 6, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I’m in need of updating my summer make ups, these look fab. I am always scared of looking like the 80’s throwback you describe, so good to know it can be avoided. Body shop is somewhere I haven’t been in a while. Your post (and beautiful photos) have put it on my next stop!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 6, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! I think some glittery or shimmery items can look waaayyy to much dont you? Its funny how we just stop going into shops isnt it, no real reason, we just forget! I hope you like it if you decide to try it x

  8. August 9, 2017 / 10:23 am

    The photography on this post is AMAZING 🙂 I love the real techniques brushes and this oil looks so pretty!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 9, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Awww thank you so much! I have been trying so hard to improve my photography, so I really appreciate that xxxx

        • kerrylifeandloves
          August 9, 2017 / 12:26 pm

          Awww, now your making me blush xxx

  9. August 9, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I’m so tempted to try some of these products, I go away in september and definitely want to get that bronze glow feeling x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 9, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Do it! The whole range is fab x Holiday in a bottle

  10. August 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I haven’t tried that particular range from the Body Shop, but I really enjoyed the Pinita Colada summer range because the pineapple and coconut were so refreshing! Not sure if it’s still available now though X

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 9, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Oh that was one of the products I was drawn to. I agree, the coconut and pineapple just scream summer!I may have to have a look when I next pop in

  11. August 9, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I have always been attracted to this product but never tried it out. The dry oil sounds amazing and would be perfect for when the sun comes back out in the UK x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      August 9, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      It seems to be one of those brands that we often overlook dosent it. I know I have in the past. Its fab x

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