Product Type: Ed Hardy Body Care
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A gorgeous scent and a subtle shimmer - wonderful!
Ed Hardy Shimmering Body Lotion
Member Name: thehonesttruth
Ed Hardy Shimmering Body Lotion
Advantages: Lovely subtle shimmer, lovely scent, feels like a real treat
Disadvantages: Doesn't fully absorb, scent could perhaps last a little longer
I have very pale skin, and I've never gotten along with fake tans. One of the ways I stop myself looking quite so pasty is by using shimmer body lotions to give me a subtle glow. I have quite a range - some scented, some unscented, some liquid, some in bar form, in various different shades, one of my favourites is my Ed Hardy Hearts and Daggers Shimmering Body Lotion, which is part of a gift set I received for my 30th birthday last year.
Mine comes in different packaging than the one shown above (I believe that is the 'Love Kills Slowly' variety, which I've not tried). Mine comes in a squeezy tube, with a dark bright pink cap that is flat and allows the tube to be stood on its end. The centre of the image is Ed Hardy's well known 'Love Kills Slowly' tattoo, on a background that is very busy - roses, skulls, tigers, koi - not an inch of space on the tube is left uncovered by a tattoo. Towards the bottom is a dark vibrant pink banner, bearing the name of the scent this lotion is based on 'Hearts and Daggers'.
This tube came in a smart box, mainly black but with a tattooed frame, and the Love Kills Slowly design and Ed Hardy signature taking up the centre of the box.
Squeezing some out, this has a thick cream consistency, thicker than I was expecting. Its a light blush pink in colour, with hints of bronze. It feels very luxurious when rubbing it in, and takes quite a long time to absorb - I don't think it ever really did, it sort of left a thin layer sitting on the surface of my skin. The lotion doesn't really change the colour of my pale legs as such - they didn't turn from bright white to baby pink, but what it does do is spread tiny light catching particles all over my skin, making it look a little healthier and more even, and catching the sunlight (assuming there is any nearby, not an assumption one can make in the UK. It's a very subtle difference - in fact, I don't know whether most people would even notice looking at my legs that I'd applied anything. But I know it's there and it does wonders for my confidence when out and about. It makes my skin feel lovely and soft, and well cared for.
Now, this is a companion product to the Hearts and Daggers fragrance (though available to purchase on it's own) and does bear some resemblance to the scent, albeit much lighter to make it suitable for scent layering. It's a light and fruity fragrance, with orange, apple, and jasmine being the most noticeable elements of the scent, and I find it quite fun a lighthearted. There is something about fruit scents that cheers me up and makes me feel more energetic, and this body lotion does that when applying. The scent lasts a good few hours, but not all day, but then it is a lotion designed to be used with it's companion fragrance.
I'd suggest shopping around for this product - prices online for a 200ml tube vary from £6 to £12. Whilst I actually think this certainly worth somewhere towards that top end price due to it making me smell and feel great, and really nourishing my skin, if I were to buy it for myself again I'd always opt for saving a few pounds!
4 stars - one off for it never feeling fully absorbed, but apart from that I love it.
Summary: A lovely unusual scented lotion.
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