With the summer here (well most definitely not in London) everyone’s tanning, bronzing and shimmering so I’ve been speaking to a few people about what they’ve been using and most mentioned the usual products but a few mentions of oils with a shimmer to them like the NARS Body Glow, Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil and Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Dry Oil made me think about mixing up my own shimmery oil. Out of the three, I absolutely love the NARS Body Glow for its divine Monoi de Tahiti scent and subtle bronze sheen but it costs an arm and leg for £44 so I think you’ll be happy to know that you can still create the luxury for a lot cheaper using just three things: argan oil, coconut oil and a loose or broken bronzer.
Argan and coconut oil are luxury oils with cult followings for a reason. They’re incredibly moisturising in their own right so putting the two together makes a lot of sense. You can also add essential oils for added benefits and to add fragrance. For a sensual oil, I’d blend jasmine, vanilla and maybe just a drop of cinnamon but for something floral and fruity yet deep, I’ll combine ylang ylang, jasmine, rose and sweet orange; it all depends on your mood!
I’ll be storing the oil into a bottle and I’m aware that you ladies wouldn’t be using the same size bottle as myself, so the measurements depend on the size of the bottle.
50% coconut oil
45% argan oil
Carefully pour the bronzer into a bottle. Using a funnel will help to avoid creating a mess.
Slowly add the oils to the bronzer. If necessary, stir to mix the bronzer and oil.
Finally, close the cap firmly and shake the bottle to mix the oil and bronzer evenly.
Keep in mind that coconut oil solidifies under certain temperatures so don’t be alarmed if you find it frozen; you can just run the bottle under the tap and it’ll go back to normal. Also, the bronzer and oil may separate but you can just simply shake the bottle and it’ll immerse.