So I’ve spent the last few weeks, well months technically, trying to find the perfect products to achieve that dewy, summer, bronzey skin effect. When I say perfect I mean P E R F E C T. I want that sun-kissed, just came from vacation, just came back from a visit to the sun kinda glow! Now I know there are a lot of products on the market that offer a body shimmering effect but I wasn’t looking for shimmer, I wanted a glow so radiant but still natural. I didn’t want to look like I just finished rolling in a tub of craft glitter. So the hunt began and a few months later here I am with my top 3 products! And let just warn you folks, you get what you pay for! If you read my first glam read about staying glam here – you gotta splurge a lil’ sometimes. 75% of the time, you are bound to get what you pay for. But I did try to find a few affordable products that still got the job done. So take a look, try em out and ENJOY! Till next time!
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1. First off we have Glo by Foire's Highlighting body oil ($24.99)
So this product, to say the least, is bomb.com! Not only does it provide a marvelous glow, it's main ingredients include Coconut oil and Sesame Seed oil - both of which are super duper moisturizing. It's like a 2 in 1, more bang for your buck! I highly recommend this one for all skin tones, especially my chocolate sistas. I use this when I'm feeling super dry and need a little pick me up. The bronze reflects give me all I need to sparkle and shine through the night. Just a word to the wise, be sure to shake this product well before use and be careful when pouring out product for use. The bottle used for packaging isn't the most mess-friendly but its OK, the product does what I need it to!
2. Next up is The Body Shop's Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ($22)
Now let me be real with y'all, I have been mildly obsessed with The Body Shop products this year. From their Tea Tree Oil products, I have been in LOVE. So it comes as no surprise that I fell in love with this shimmering dry oil. It's bronze shimmer does exactly what is says, it gives you a honey bronze tint without the oily feeling. I like to use this one in the mornings, when i want a warm hue that isn't too over bearing. I don't recommend this one for a night out on town as it doesn't give you that big bang effect.
3. Last but not least we have Tom Ford's Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil ($100)
Okay okay okay okay okay.....now let me tell you all something. This stuff right here is the business! The truth! The mother of all glowing goals! This stuff right here will keep you shining all day and night. I thought about buying a new bottle for this post so I could post cute, nice pics but I said EFF IT! I had to show y'all the real deal, how much I actually use and adore this product. Yes, I know it is pricey BUUUTTTT it is worth every single penny. I am not selling you all dreams. Buy this and be happy :)
Enjoy and stay GLAM!
OK so I’m about to dive into one of my FAAAAVE topics ever – nudes! Not the kind you accidentally send to your boo out of pressure (no, I’m not speaking from experience), but rather the kind you whip out when you’re feeling sexy. To me, nudes come in all different tones. When I refer to nudes, I mean brown based nudes, orange-peachy nudes, pink-fleshy blush tones, I include them all. Because in reality, nudes come in all different shades and sciences - depending on your skin tone. All nudes are not created equally! But have no fear ya’ll, I am here to save the day! Over the years I have experimented time and time again with varying nudes and I think I’m on to something. I’ve compiled a list of my fave nudey-blush items and how they made it to the list. So keep reading if you’d like to master the art of sending nudes ;) Enjoy!
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So these are my top 5 lip combos for the ULTIMATE nude lip. And honey, I am serving you glossy, matte and satin, okaaaaaaaaay? I tried my best to touch on all the color bases so no undertone would be left out. When I go for a nude lip, my foundation is always a rich brown lip liner paired with a soft and airy fleshy tone. Sometimes I lean more towards pink, other times I go more brown. Sometimes I go glossy and transparent, other times I like more color. It really depends on my mood and my hair color. But pick a few and experiment. Tell me what your fave is!
Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Kae ($5) + Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Lychee Me ($6)
Mac Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Chestnut ($17.50) + Mac Cosmetics Lipglass in Spite ($17)
NYX Lip Liner in Dark Brown ($3.99) + Tarte Cosmetics Lipstick in Park Avenue Princess ($15)
Mac Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Chestnut ($17.50) + NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Dubai ($5.99)
Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Kae ($5) + Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Chi ($5)
Undergarments and Shapewear
Ever wondered how people create the illusion of having nothing under a see-through dress without actually being naked? Well. I’m releasing the secret. I absolutely love flesh-colored undergarments for E V E R Y T H I N G. I use them under mesh/netted clothing to create the illusion of bare skin while adding a nice slimming effect. Now of course the colors pictures below are my perfect nude so be sure when shopping, you choose based on your skin tone.
SPANX Skinny Britches Light Control Mid-Thigh Shorts in Naked 3.0 ($48)
Jockey Skimmies Mid-Thigh Slip Shorts in Bronze ($20)
Jockey Skimmies Short Length Slip Shorts in Bronze ($20)
Enjoy and stay GLAM!
Ever wish there was a guide to staying pretty? No really, like a one stop shop, a place where you could find all of life’s secrets to keeping glam. Yeah, me too! Of course we have YouTube and all the hundreds of amazing beauty vloggers but even then you have to sift through hours of video just to pull the really good stuff. I’m sure one day this ultimate guide to glam will exist but until then, hopefully my 5 tips to living Gorgeous will help you be your most glam self! Enjoy.
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