Since it’s a Friday, I thought I would share something a little glamorous – and Clarins’ new After Sun Shimmer Oil really fits the bill!
Packaged in a chic, slightly minimalist glass bottle, Clarins After Sun Shimmer Oil is the perfect addition to any summer tanning you might be planning. When you first pour a little out the bottle (and you do only need a tiny drop) the oil looks like it’s a shimmering puddle of molten copper. It really is the most gorgeous formula – once you have your shimmering little puddle, just massage it into your legs, arms and décolletage. The oil adds a perfect hint of warmth to the skin, and I just adore the rather subtle shimmer. It oil isn’t at all thick or greasy, and it smooths immediately into skin, and makes your legs look inches longer, as well as a bit thinner (and when is that a bad thing?)
The oil, when smoothed into skin leaves a really pretty, subtle sheen that makes skin look perfectly polished and almost airbrushed. I love to use it to disguise any little bruises or scars I have on my legs (thanks childhood lacrosse!) and I’m intrigued by the fact you can even use the After Sun Shimmer Oil on the ends of your hair! Hazelnut oil and Vitamin E work to soothe skin, and the oil has a delicately tropical scent thanks to the extracts of tonka bean, mandarin and grapefruit.
Clarins After Sun Shimmer Oil is priced at £32.00 and is available here.
So first things first, I want to apologise for the iffy posting this week. I’ve been hit with the most horrific head cold, so when I’ve not been trying to sleep it off, I’ve been trying to head outside and get some fresh air. Coupled with losing my voice, a sore throat and a nasty cough, I’ve not exactly been on top of my game!
So, in an effort to feel a little more human, I’ve been reaching for Clarins’ gorgeous Relax Body Treatment Oil every time I get out of the bath or shower. Packaged in a perfectly chic glass bottle, the oil is the most indulgent way to moisturise!
Formulated with Rosemary, Geranium, and Mint, the scent is gorgeously luxe and spa-like. I’m obsessed with the formula of the oil – it’s incredibly rich and moisturising to use. I have been massaging it into my arms, chest and legs and using it made me feel so much better.
I think taking a couple of minutes to really look after my skin made such a difference. The fragrance of the oil is completely heavenly, and I could still smell it on me hours after I had applied it. I’m also obsessed with the texture of the oil – it feels quite thick, but it just melts into skin without ever feeling too heavy or greasy. It also gives skin a killer glow, so if you’re baring legs anytime soon, this is perfect for keeping everything silky smooth. I also used a little of the oil on my back and shoulders after using my BabyBelle, and honestly I felt like I had returned from an upscale spa!
Clarins Relax Body Oil costs £39.00 and is available here