August 3, 2014

The Body Oil Edit

It's been only a year since I've dabbed into the big pool of body oils. I've warmed up on the thought to use oils on my face and hair, but my body... No way, José. After lots of pushing and pulling from both my beauty-conscious friends and the Beauty Industry, I've discovered that body oils are the best thing ever. My skin usually isn't dry to begin with, but I've found a great selection of body oils that don't make you look (or feel) like a Sweaty Betty. So yeah, it took me quite some time to warm up to body oils, but boy, do I love 'em now.

Those who like dry oils or prefer to spritz product all over, I've got 3 options for you. NUXE Huile Prodigieuse consists out of a blend of six different essential oils, including Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia. It smells dreamy and the oils just sink into the skin immediately, leaving a velvety sheen. Caudalie Divine Oil contains out of a blend of Grapeseed, Hibiscus, Sesame and Argan Oils combined with the grapeseed antioxidant, Polyphenols. I love using this when I'm prepping for a night out, as it leaves my limbs nourished and smelling amazing. My then-boss was raving about AHAVA Dry Oil Body Mist and now this is the product I reach for when I don't have time to rub and massage the product in. A few quick spritzes leaves my skin smelling like oranges and looking hydrated and well.

My most recent discovery in the body oil department, is the REN Moroccan Rose Ultra-Moisture Oil, or how I like to call it, 'Wear this when you want to smell like roses'. And I do, all the time. Unlike the before-mentioned products, this comes in a pump, and as it's quite runny it can become a bit of a mess sometimes. Aside from that, it's all rainbows and unicorns. Aside from the obvious Rose Oil, it also contains Carthame Oil, Phospholipids, Seabuckthorn Berry Oil and Argan Oil, which leave the skin plump and soft. Even though it is a bit runny, it still is easy to work into the skin and sinks in easily. The oil is such a treat that I only reserve it for those days I really need a good pamper as it's quite pricey and very luxurious. Sadly for me, my mum doesn't think that way and she's been 'helping' me going through half of the bottle. Sharing is caring, eh?




  1. I love a good body oil, I think I prefer using oils instead of moisturisers they are just a lot more easier for me. Your photos are absolutely amazing, simple but very effective.

  2. hahah i guesss sharing is caring ... :P she is your mom after all. its difficult to say no to the person who gave you life and nurtured you into this world :P

    i haven't through about body oils much. i used the body shop one which was nice but i've stopped just b/c it didnt really fit into a part of my routine but the spritz and forget thing is nice for the three you mentioned. i wonder how these will feel on my skin...


    A Beautiful Zen

  3. Hahaha, exactly. I'm not quite sure what type of body products you prefer, but my mum has very dry skin and she thought the REN Moroccan Rose Oil was the best for her, in terms of nourishment.

    The other 3 are dry oils, so they just disappear into the skin really quickly and for some people, another layer might be giving them the result they want. And in case you're wondering, yes, my mum did feel free to test all the oils in her own way. Her second favourite was the AHAVA one ;-).

  4. i have had my eye on the Caudalie divine oil for a while now... I use oils on my face and hair so why not my body? I am loving the look of the Ahava dry oil though. The bottle is so gorgeous- is there anywhere else you can get hold of it besides Beauty Bay? Do you know?

  5. Oops, only seeing this comment right now (so sorry!). Honestly, I'm not quite sure where you can get it in the UK... I know Sephora and quite a few pharmacies in France stock it and as it's a professional brand as well, some salons may carry it?


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