Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wednesday Beauty Buys


  Topicrem - Body Glitter 3D Effect

With the party season fast approaching I thought this would be a good item to review. It was an item in this months Joliebox.  I generally am not a great fan of glittery skin or sparkly effects, apart from a little highlighter here and there a la Benefit. Is there an age limit beyond which one must not shimmer - not sure. However, Christmas of course is the time to break all those rules and if you are going to party then you might as well do it in style!




This is a close up of my hand so amplifies the pink, silver and purple sparkles - they are not that evident from a 'normal' distance and I actually quite like the effect they give. I would certainly wear this across my shoulders , chest and arms, but I am not , how shall I put it, well endowed, so would not be going around with a sparkly bosom! It is a creamy moisturising lotion that applies easily and feels lovely on the skin. I am not particularly keen on the smell, but this does not linger at all once applied. It was a little synthetic for me, but for the pretty effect it gives this is a very nice lotion.  I have seen this priced anything from £2.99 on e.bay to £9.00. As with many of Joliebox's products they are not always easily obtainable over here. However, if you are interested in some glitter lotion here are some alternatives to consider as well.

The Body Shops Ginger Sparkle Shimmer Lotion  £8.00. Grab a code from Savoo for £10 off a £20 spend at the Body shop here

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Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Shimmer  Body Cream £6.00 . Grab a code from Savoo for a buy one get one half price on beauty products at M and S here . 
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Sheer Gold Shimmer

Liz Earle have a couple of offers on. They have free delivery until 4th December and if your order is over £55 you get a free full size cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser and muslin cloth. Orders must be through their Liz Earles stores, customer centre or website .

I have a ball to go to this Friday and I am wearing a sleeveless dress I last wore when I was about 30  so to get away with it now, post children, a bit of glitter ( as well as fake tan) is going to be needed. I also have a glittered scarf to throw over my shoulders if I am too self conscious! Both are from Wallis and are old. We are having a professional photograph taken, so if it is passable I will post it after the weekend and you can give me your verdict....or not.





What are your thoughts - to shimmer or not to shimmer at the Christmas party?



9 comments:

  1. Definitely to shimmer! At a time of the year when I am practically see-through, I need all the help I can get (without looking tangerine) and this is just what I was looking for! Thanks!

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    1. Me too! Going to shimmer on Friday! X

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  2. I'm in awe of the fact that you can still fit into that dress. Wow! Definitely the seasson for glitter, so (pardon the pun) have a ball on Friday night.

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    1. Will do - thank you. I will be needing the old tummy control undies though!!

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  3. This is the one time of year we should all be shimmering! The Body Shop Ginger Lotion has caught my eye - I have a thing about ginger products! The dress is fab - you will look lovely - hair up or down and are you doing red lips or smokey eyes (sorry, that's one of my main party dilemmas!). Have a fantastic time - hope we get to see the photo! xx

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    1. Think I'm going to do the eyes and go for a more subtle lip as the dress is a deep red - I think...maybe....

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  4. Look forward to seeing the pictures! I don't do glitter or shimmer, I try and leave no skin uncovered so leave those kind of products to my daughters xx

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  5. Definitely the season for a touch of shimmer and extra glamour. Enjoy the ball!
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  6. I love the thought of shimmer and glimmer across my shoulders etc but I just worry that at 41 I may be pushing it abit. I guess it depends on what the shimmer looks like and the one you have appears to be very soft so I'd perhaps give something like that a go. I tend to just leave shimmer to my eyes or cheekbones these days. Please post a photo, I bet you will look fab! Have fun :)

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