felgoj's review of NARS Body Glow

3.1

94 reviews

48% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, Sunflower seed oil, Silica, Gardenia Tahitensis flower, Ethylhexyl Methohycinnamate, Parfum, Bixa Orellana seed extract, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Butyphenyl methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, CI 61565 (green 6), CI 26100 (red 17), CI 47000 (yellow 11))

on 7/10/2012 1:24:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My God, this stuff is pricey! I've known about Nars Body Glow since Sephora's early days, & I've always loved glowy body shimmers, but at that time I didn't like gardenia scents & was disappointed how little shimmer payoff I got compared to the amount of oily slick on my skin. I also found the glass bottle difficult to control (God forbid it should slip out of my hands & shatter on the floor!). That turned me off & I turned my back on Nars Body Glow for 12 yrs, moving on to other shimmer products (usually lotions, sometimes powders).


It's funny how tastes change over the yrs! Recently I fell in love with all things monoi after buying Carol's Daughter Monoi shampoo & conditioner. I thought the gardenia scent might give me the creeps but it proved exactly opposite - smells DIVINE! Now I adore Nars Body Glow for its luscious Tiare gardenia monoi scent, for its blissfuly lightweight moisturizing texture (so silky!), & for the bit of glow it gives to my summer-tanned skin (doesn't appear on my winter pale skin). It doesn't bronze me up but it does very subtley enhance my tan by giving it a gentle sheen. I put this on my lower legs yesterday & I like how the light oil didn't attract dirt to my skin the way heavier oils have while commuting through the smoggy, sooty city.


So far I haven't bought a bottle because of the $60 price. I'm going to try less expensive monoi alternatives, since I'm more keen now on the fragrance as opposed to the shimmer. I'm sure somewhere down the line I will be grabbing a bottle of Body Glow for myself. It's a luxurious product I now enjoy, finally, 12 yrs after the fact.


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