Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

In one month I'll be on my way to Miami, Florida - the land of epic beach bodies and sun-kissed skin. Unfortunately I'm pretty pale nowadays, .  Enter The Body Shop's Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil ($14/3.3oz, $22 for larger sizer). Following success with Tarte's Celebutante Mositurizing Shimmering Dry Oil I was happy to try a similar product with a bit more pigment. I haven't given Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil a full test run yet, but I did swab some on my hand at the store. It's thin, has medium pigmentation, and blends in with just a bit of rubbing. It has a jasmine scent that I find divine (it was the scent that launched a week-long obsession, then finally a purchase). However, some users who posted reviews on The Body Shop's website found it to be too strong/difficult to layer with other fragrances. I'm a one-note fragrance kind of girl anyway, so I have no problems with it.

I find the packaging to be really pretty (bonus points for glass => recyclable), with a heft that makes the product feel expensive and luxurious. The bottle has a small hole in the top (not sure what to call that type of applicator/bottle type) to dispense a small amount of product at a time. The oil does separate from the shimmery particulates, so you have to shake up the product before applying. I bought my bottle in store for $22, and I think there are about 6-8 ounces of product in the bottle. You can buy a smaller 3.3oz. bottle online for $14. I'm not sure why the smaller size isn't available in store, and the larger size isn't available online, but whatevs! The clerk who assisted me with my purchase said that her particular store was sold out of this product for a long time and they just got some back in. Good to know. Hurry and get yours while supplies last! ;)

P.S. I sniffed the Chocomania soaps (featured in my Valentine's Day Treats post) while I was there and they smelled positively delicious - like chocolate and coconut. I may bring one home with me next time I hit the mall....


  1. I really like all of the products in the Honey Bronze line! I've been swatching them like crazy in the store, but I haven't purchased anything yet; I'm wondering if the pressed matte bronzers might be close to Guerlain's bronzers! This looks like NARS' Monoi I oil as far as I can tell, I bet it's really pretty and glowy on you! I think I'd be too pasty to pull this off, lol!

  2. Yep, from what I can tell it's a lot like the Nars Monoi Oil "Body Glow"...for some reason the term "Body Glow" makes me laugh, haha! Next time I visit I'll bring along the Honey Bronze, we can try it out :)