We all have that one dress we wear, and everywhere we go, people tell us how great we look in it. Well, we’ve found the same with certain body products we’ve been using, whether people tell us our glow is next level or they walk into the room and say how great the room smells when really, it’s just our body lotion. Here’re five body products we just don’t stop getting compliments from, and that make us feel super boujee whenever we wear them:
The Faux Vacay Tan: Isle of Paradise, $20
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Nothing feels better than getting a tan – are we right or are we right? But also, streaky, patchy tans and orange undertones are the stuff our nightmares are made of, so it’s fair to say we’ve tried all the fake tans to find the best.
The brand we keep going back to – we always get asked where we’ve been vacaying and how is our skin so gorgeously bronzed – is Isle of Paradise. What we love about this brand is it’s not one size fits all; they have three collections to color correct and complement different skin tones. So, their fair collection has peach undertones to universally brighten the skin, the medium range has green tones to cancel redness, while the deep shade range has lilac to balance orange, yellow and ash undertones.
The range also comes in three different formulas, tanning waters – literally spray on before bed and wake up glowing with no transfer on your sheets – a tanning mousse, and tanning drops that you mix with your moisturizer. We like to add double the amount of tanning drops recommended to our moisturizer, and get our glow up by the end of the day. Or, if you want to build it up gradually, use as recommended over a few days to tailor your glow up.
For a more affordable option, we LOVE this drugstore option!
The Summer Body Gloss: Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Oil, $35
In Dubai it’s boat parties and pool days year-round, so that means we need to keep our skin looking gorgeous and glowy all the time – sigh, it’s hard work! But thank the beauty gods for giving us a little glow to keep us looking hydrated and glossy whenever we bare our skin!
Sol De Janeiro’s glistening oils are infused with nourishing cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil and add a stunning sparkle to the skin – plus they smell divine. Be warned; they are a little sticky, so apply after putting on your clothes and bikini. We always get tons of compliments when we use these – Copacabana Bronze and Samba Sway add a gorgeous sunkissed glow to light and medium complexions, and the pearls look stunning on deeper complexions. Rio Sunset, Master Flash, and Goldie Locks are sheerer and add a soft sparkle to the skin.
The Skin-Smoothing Golden Glow: Vita Clean Golden Shimmer Coffee Scrub, $26
This shimmering coffee scrub is unlike any other scrub we’ve ever tried! Frank Body may have a little shimmer in their coffee scrubs, but Vita Clean’s Golden Shimmer scrub literally leaves your skin drenched in a sexy golden glow. Not only will it make your skin look amazing immediately, it also smells great and works really effectively to slough away dead skin cells and smooth and nourish the skin.
It’s packed with antioxidant-rich coffee, mineral-rich dead sea salt, exfoliating sugar, hydrating coconut oil, and shimmering mica that get the job done, and some more! If your tan or fake tan is fading patchy, exfoliate with this to buff away and even the skin tone, and the golden shimmer will balance any remaining unevenness.
The Smell-Amazing-ALL-Day Body Lotion: Sisley Paris IZIA Moisturizing Perfumed Body Lotion, $115
This intensely fragranced moisturizer won’t just make your skin smell incredible, it will fill the room – we can’t tell you how many people have walked into a room with us in to tell us how great it smells! Not only does it smell SO good, but the formula is amazing. The lightweight moisturizer absorbs quickly, makes skin feel silky soft, and keeps even our dry elbows feeling as soft as a baby’s bum all day!
The fragrance is so specialized; it even has top, middle, and base notes! Top notes: White Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Aldehydes; Middle notes: Rose d’Ornano accord, transparent floral accord, Angelica; Base notes: Cedar, amber accord, Musks. This product isn’t cheap, but a little goes a long way, so you don’t have to use a ton to get gorgeously soft.
If you want another beautifully fragranced moisturizer without the price tag, we also love the Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream, $45, which smells like vacay and helps firm the skin.
The Glow Like A Goddess Highlighter: Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H., $49
If you love to shine bright like a diamond, then trust us on this one! This new, transfer, sweat and water-resistant, shimmery af face and body highlighter is here for you this summer. It is legit, THE sexiest product; it creates an insane glow that blurs imperfections and adds a stunning, sun-kissed tint to the skin.
The formula blends easily into the skin for a streak-free finish that’s perfect for buffing into any area of the body that you want to glow like a goddess, and it comes in three shades: Luna for fair skin tones, Aphrodite for medium skin tones, and Aurora for deep skin tones. You can use it as a base for your foundation as well, which gives skin the most beautiful glow. Check it out:
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Find out more about N.Y.M.P.H., aka Not. Your. Mama’s. Panty. Hose. here.
Let us know if you’ve tried any of these and which ones you like the look of best.