“ Brand: The Sanctuary / Type: Body Oil „
When the sun comes out, so does a lot more of my skin, and while I like to fake my tan, I like to give my skin a bit of a glow for nights out. I tend to reach for a moisturiser with a hint of a shimmer, but on a recent shopping trip I was tempted to try The Sanctuary Bidadari Shimmering Body Oil as I wanted to indulge in a more luxurious product. I purchased this from Boots for £9.99 for a 100ml bottle. While this may sound quite expensive for the size of the bottle, I must point out that a little goes a very long way, so will last for ages. The bottle is gorgeous, it is made of glass and is a flecked metallic gold, with a pretty design on the front. When you remove the lid from the bottle I thought there would be a pump dispenser or something, but was a little disappointed to find that you just have to pour it into your hand. Care needs to be taken therefore, should you knock the bottle over then it could result in a costly spill. The oil has a beautiful exotic scent, which combines Jasmine, which is a firm favourite of mine, along with Ylang Ylang. This aroma lingers on the skin quite nicely, and even after a few hours, I can still detect a faint scent. The oil itself combines sweet almond oil and coconut oil which soften the skin, and is easily absorbed. I was a little bit hesitant with regard to purchasing an oil as I didn't want a greasy residue left on my skin, but this was not a problem, it immediatley sank into my skin. There was no oily traces on my skin or clothing, just a gorgeous sheen to my skin. When you tip the oil into your hands it is rather runny, and feels quite watery, rather than a thick oil. It is choc full of what can only be described as liquid gold, but look closer and you will see that it is minute particles, almost a powder in appearance. When it is smoothed along arms, shoulders and chest, well basically any skin that is on show, limbs are given a lovely golden shimmer which looks amazing in the sunlight. This is a fantastic product to use over the summer months, on evenings or days out when you want to give you skin a bit of a boost and glow. I think this will last for ages, as a little goes a long way, but you can build up the amount if you let it dry between applications, it just adds a depth to the glow. With this product it is not a case of less is more! I would definitely buy this again, and would recommend to anyone wanting to give a golden glow and delicious scent to their summer skin.