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Barry M – In the Glow Body Oil Review


After returning from my summer holidays, I am devastated to see that my tan has started to fade away. Although it has not left me completely pale, I have been looking for a product which keeps the little bit of tan I have left looking healthy and natural.

Whilst browsing several reviews I saw great recommends on bronzing oils. I’m sure most of you have heard of Estee Lauder and The Body Shop bronzing oils, which seemed to be the most popular and reviewed oils.

As these oils can be quite pricey, I decided to look for a cheaper alternative. After searching my local Boots for a budget version, I came across In The Glow by Barry M. At £7.99 this product is less than half of the price of many other well know oils so I jumped at the chance to try it.

My main worry when trying out this oil was that I would end up orange, or that it would transfer on to my clothes straight away. But after applying the product and leaving it to dry for a good 5-10 minutes, it didn’t budge at all. I was also impressed with the fact that it didn’t give off a horrible scent, which is always a bonus.

I was confident enough to wear a white top after using this product and it did not smudge on to my clothing at all. The oil dries perfectly and gives you an extra glow without covering you in glitter.


If you’re looking to try out a cheap bronzing oil then I definitely recommend you give this one a go!


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My Tanning Favourites!

Spring is here, which means that Summer is right around the corner. The first thing I think of when I picture summer is being tanned – but if you don’t have a holiday planned then you might need a little help.

I personally hate the orange skin look, so it’s important for me to choose the right tan for my skin tone in order to keep it looking natural. Here are my four favourite tanning products – I hope you enjoy!


Most of you probably already know how important it is to exfoliate your skin before tanning in order to create an even toned look. But what I find even more helpful is using a product such as St Tropez Tan Enhancing Polish, which helps even out your skin tone, along with ensuring your tan lasts as long as possible. I would definitely recommend you use this product before tanning and I guarantee you will see a difference!


If you’re new to tanning I recommend  you try a product such as Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion. I use this product in the shade Light as I feel that it comes out dark enough for my skin colour in this shade. The product is very easy to apply as you can use your hands and apply it just as you would a normal moisturiser. One thing I adore about this product is the apricot scent which is left on your skin. If you don’t usually tan and fancy trying it out I would definitely recommend using this gradual tan.


This product is my all time favourite. The St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is my go to tan when I want a sun kissed look. This tan pumps out into a foam which is best applied with a tanning mit. One thing I love about this product is that you are able to see where you are applying it, which allows you to create a perfectly even tan. This product is a bit pricey compared to other tans but it definitely lasts a lot longer than any other tanning product I have tried. If you fancy treating yourself to a luxury tan, I would definitely recommend you pick this one up.


Last but not least is the Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion. This product is similar to the Garnier Gradual Tan, but the texture is slightly less shimmery. I have always loved this product as it is perfect for a quick fix if you don’t have time to tan properly. I usually apply this product before I go to  bed, which allows me to wake up with a natural looking tan. This product is generally the cheapest out of the four mentioned, so if you’re looking for a quick and easy fix, this would be the right one for you.

Which tanning products do you use and what would you recommend I try next?





My top ten party essentials!

As the Christmas period is coming to an end, I thought that it would be helpful for me to post my top ten party essentials to help get you ready for the new year. After careful consideration, I have chosen my favourite ten products, all of which I will be using whilst I get ready for my NYE night out! I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do!

  1. The Scrub of Your Life – Soap & Glory  £7.00
    This is all my time favourite body scrub! It’s perfect for prepping your skin before tanning or just to get your skin feeling silky smooth.
  2. KIKO Cleansing Milk & Tone £5.90
    I have only recently started using this product but it’s the best cleanser I have tried in a long time! The price is very reasonable and it works wonders on my face.
  3. Dove Summer Glow Gradual Tan £5.25
    This product has recently been re-packaged, but it still works as wonderful as ever. I’m not a huge fan of fake tan but this gradual tan gives a very natural glow to my skin and is really easy to use.
  4. Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion £3.39
    Even after using a gradual tan body lotion, I love to make sure my skin is well hydrated and this product definitely does the job! 
  5. YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer  £29.00
    I have mentioned this product a little too often on my blog but it’s only because I adore it! It honestly is the best primer a girl could wish for.
  6. Benefit High Beam  £19.50
    After trying out many highlighters, I have chosen to stick with High Beam as my ultimate go to highlighter. Even the smallest amount of this product wakes my skin up and leaves me glowing all day.
  7. Clinique High Impact Colour Lip Colour -Sassy Spice £18.00
    I always tend to go for a red lip colour when I go on a night out and this is definitely one of my favourites! It’s not too bright and lasts all night – I will definitely be using this for NYE this year.
  8. John Freda Miraculous Recovery Serum   £6.29
    Before I leave the house I always make sure that I have applied plenty of this serum to my hair to make sure that I don’t leave the house looking like a frizz ball. I don’t like using hairspray much but this product keeps my hair neat and tidy ready for the night!
  9. Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray De-Slick  £21.00
    After applying my makeup I like to use this setting spray in order to keep my makeup in place and ensure that my skin stays under control. It is perfect at ensuring that my face doesn’t get oily throughout the evening and that I don’t have to worry about reapplying my makeup.
  10. Jimmy Choo Exotic Perfume  £34.99
    Last but not least is my favourite perfume. This is a limited edition Jimmy Choo scent which was released in the summer but I absolutely love it. If you happen to come across it I would definitely recommend you buying it!


I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite beauty products and I would love to hear what products you use before a night out!
Have a happy new year and a wonderful night xoxo