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
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 .
My favourite. Liz Earle Sheer Gold Shimmer . From £5.00.
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.