August 1, 2011

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

One time, I was hanging out with friends and wore shorts... someone called me Snow White.  People say I should get a tan but the thing is, aside from my fear of sun damage, my skin turns from red, into a gruesome shade of grey.  If not for that, I'd go out there and get me some color.  Don't get me wrong, I don't even consider myself fair.  I just look pale sometimes.  It's weird.

I could get one of those self-tanners except that I don't know how to use it and cannot risk looking like this at work:

When I'm ready, when I'm ready.

For now, I'm happy with the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil that I got from The Body Shop.  I was hesitant at first because of all the shimmer but once applied, it's gives a nice glow without too much shine.  The color is very subtle which is a comfortable transition for me.  I use it even if it's been raining like crazy these days because it gives my skin a healthy color.  It's also very moisturizing.  Below, I applied some on my arm.  Can you see the difference between my real skin color and after I put some oil on it?

When things come in bottles, I associate it with too much product spilling out.  It happens when I use foundation or anything in liquid form.  In this case, there's a small plastic thing (what is that thing called?!) that regulates the amount of product.  Some reviews I read, people complain because it doesn't dispense enough oil.  I am thankful because it prevents a big mess.

This Simmering Dry Oil has a somewhat strong Monoi scent (dervied from gardenias) which may or may not appeal to you.  It depends - if you're into girlie, summery, floral scents then you'll like this for sure.  Although the scent fades, it's still noticeable and lingers until you take a shower.

Of all my after-summer purchases, this is my favorite.  In fact, I bought a second bottle.

Have you spotted this collection from The Body Shop?  Anything in particular you like? :)


  1. Uy it looks like such a healthy color! I did read a review on the entire line na they all work rather sheer but it's a good thing for paler girls since it's not as shocking as a tanner. I was able to smell this na rin pala just last week. It's a nice smell but I'm not sure if I wanna wear it, haha. Also trying to avoid scented stuff now (huhu) since it might aggravate psoriasis.

    In some of my early reviews nagtaka din ako ano tawag dun sa plastic thing. :)) Basta plastic cap with a dispensing hole. Ewan. :))

  2. @Kari - I tried the other products and most were just waaaaaaaay too shimmery for me. Regarding the scent - it is quite strong. It's an acquired taste talaga and you really have to like it to stand it because it lasts. Last time I applied this oil, it was around 1pm and at 3am the scent still lingered. Homework natin to find out what they call that plastic thing LOL!


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