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Monday, 18 July, 2016

Life Needs More Sparkle

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If you want to douse yourself in glitter, just like our sunrise mermaid, here are five recommendations for adding a touch of sparkle to your life:  

Face & Body Glitter, NYX Cosmetics

With a dozen light-catching shades from copper to crystal, violet to teal, pop this very fine glitter on your eyes, cheeks or over your lipstick and, if you use their glitter primer, it will stay put ALL DAY.  US-based NYX Cosmetics offers department store cosmetic counter beauty at drugstore prices so you can snap this glitter up at a bargain $6 US a pot.

Midnight Magic Face and Body Glitter Pots, Sephora

Founded in Paris way back in 1969, and now part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, Sephora is a global go-to store for cosmetics.  These Midnight Magic Glitter Pots come in three slightly less in-your-face shades – gold, rose gold, and holographic - and are elegant and wearable without being too glittery.  $10 US for a generously-sized pot.   

Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil


For all over shine and shimmer, this Body Oil will give you an enviable healthy glow.  Filled with pearlescent mineral ‘mica’ to offer the reflective radiance, it also nourishes the skin with antioxidant-filled argan and sesame oils.  Easily absorbed, non greasy and smells orange-blossom divine.  Out of stock in many places but with Blue Mercury for $48 US for a mighty 50ml.

NARS Body Glow

Next NARS, the French cosmetic company founded by make-up artist Francois Nars.  This is another more-subtle take on glitter, a multipurpose beauty oil with a rich chocolate shimmer.  Best applied straight after a shower, this Body Glow is a delicate scent-filled blend of pure coconut extract and the bud of a gardenia flower.  A friendly £45 GBP for 120ml. 

After-Sun Shimmer Body Oil, Clarins

Last, but not least, another cult French brand – Clarins.  Their After-Sun Shimmer Body Oil also uses oil to nourish and soften the skin - hazelnut oil.  Ideal for holidays, protecting the skin from dehydration and replenishing the nutrients after sun exposure, it makes you look sun kissed by a delicate golden shimmer.  Now on sale from Clarins for £22.40 GBP for 100ml – grab it before the sale ends.

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