Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

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Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

Last week I shared with you all my favorite products I use on my face to achieve a gorgeous summery glow; today I’m excited to share with you my favorites to achieve beautiful summer glow.  These products are ones I use on the regular and will get you glowing all sorts of ways!


St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

This is my secret to looking like I’ve just come back from a tropical vacation!  This tanning mouse delivers a gorgeous, natural tan in just 3 hours.  It’s pretty easy to use, and when done right, is streak-free and fades beautifully!  I also love how this is a very non-sticky formula compared to most self-tanners.  I feel fine applying it and putting on clothes and going about my business.  I will say, the bronzer does transfer, especially if it’s before the original wash-off, so definitely stick to darker clothing before doing that.  After that, the transfer is pretty minimal!  Defitely my favorite tanning mousse!

Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist/Water Mousse

So this is a very new release from St. Tropez, and I have to say, it’s pretty good!  It’s a clear tanning mousse, to avoid the transfer that comes from any tan colored mousse!  Genius.  The only downside is that it’s less powerful than the express tanning mousse, so the resulting tan is not as deep, but it’s buildable, so you could get there if you’re diligent about applying regularly.  It’s also so helpful for when you’re short on time or forget to apply the night before.  I usually apply the express or regular tan and leave it on overnight, wearing dark-colored PJs, but this I can put on right before getting dressed in anything I want and heading out!  It also smells really nice, and the resulting tan is a lovely golden color!

Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

This cream is the holy grail of creams; it’s just prefect in every way!  It smells heavenly, sweet and nutty but not over powering.  It’s extremely hydrating, feels like a body butter, but isn’t greasy or heavy.  But it also gives your skin a mini-makeover, the extremely subtle shimmer leaves it glowing and the guarana leaves it a bit firmer and tighter than it found it.  The coconut oil also leaves your skin super soft and touchable.  It’s a bit on the pricey side for a cream, at $45, but considering how much you get and how amazing it is, I’d say it’s worth it!

Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

Replica Dry Body Oil in Beach Walk

This dry oil is so lovely!  It smells amazing and remind me of summers growing up by the beach.  It also applies on nicely…  It’s light and quick to absorb, so no mess or fuss!  It leaves your skin hydrated and glowy.  Definitely a favorite for summer beach or pool day!

Beauty | 5 Favorite Body Products for a Gorgeous Summer Glow

L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk

I recently got this from a PR package, and was so pleastantly surprised by how great it was!  It’s hydrating and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.  The tan is also pretty substantial!  I didn’t expect it to have as noticeable as an effect as my tanning mousses, but I found myself glowy and golden after just 1 application.  I also loved how even and non-streaky the resulting tan was!  I find sometimes tanning lotions can be easier to streak with, as you can’t always see where you rubbed it in, but I had no problems with this.  I was in a rush and moving quickly  when I applied it, so I was happy that it blended in so well!  The price is also amazing for a tanning product – this bottle usually sells for around $12 and I didn’t need to use much to get a full -body application out of it!

What do you think?

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  • Christine McMeo
    July 12, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your review on the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream! I’ve been waiting to read or see a honest review on the product. I think I will give it a try.

  • Lisa Autumn
    July 13, 2018

    The bumbum cream got so much hype.. I maybe need to give it a try 🙂

    x Lisa |

  • Jessie
    July 16, 2018

    Summer skin is all about glow. Thanks for sharing those glow products. I’m such a big fan of Dry oils, can’t wait to check out that Reblica body dry oil!

    xx, Jessie

  • Ting Ma
    July 17, 2018

    St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse is my all time favorite! It just gives a natural tan and works really fast. So glad that you enjoy it too. I have never tried Loreal self tanning milk but it sounds amazing from your experience. I will definitely give it a try.


  • Tandya
    July 18, 2018

    Love your Summer glow roundup! Luckily I am naturally tanned, especially in the Summer, so I don’t use self-tanners often. I have used them several times, however, on my feet in the winter! My feet are always so light compared to my legs. What can I say, I’m a sneaker/bootie kind of girl. I definitely want to try the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream! I love that it is light and leaves a shimmer.


  • Erica Luczakowsky
    July 18, 2018

    Girl, you know how much I L O V E St. Tropez! Their products work wonders for a fairer gal like me. These are all such great suggestions to get a healthy, natural, and gorgeous summer glow!


  • Michelle
    July 18, 2018

    I haven’t tried any of those! Thanks for the reviews! I think I just got that Bum Bum cream but haven’t used it yet. I want to see swatches of the tanning products!

  • Darya
    July 20, 2018

    Such a nice selection of products for the summer!
    I’ll definitely try Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. it’s really needed for my dry skin.
    I’ve never heard of this product, but already checked their site for more information about the brand. Thank you for sharing the list of body products!


  • Vanessa
    July 26, 2018

    These products look really amazing! They sound effective to show a beautiful summer glow avoiding the damage that causes the direct exposure to sunlight. I want to try the Sol de Janeiro Cream!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Massiel
    July 27, 2018

    The St Tropez bronzing water is the best invention ever, I am literally obsessed with that product. The fact put it on before going out or before going to sleep is simply amazing!

    I’ve heard a lot about the Bum Bum cream but haven’t been able to try it yet, but will be in the hunt for it weekend!



  • Richard Brandt
    August 8, 2018

    Nothing to top off a summer like a good bronze.

  • Alicia Hewitt
    August 12, 2018

    Great article! I will have to try some of these products. I’m chronically ill and don’t get outside as much as I would like. It would feel good to still have a summer glow.

  • laurie damrose
    August 13, 2018

    These products sound heavenly ,I want to try all of them.

  • Angela MacRae
    September 7, 2018

    I think this is a great article and I ma interested in the loreal sublime bronze

    • bellebylaurelle
      November 27, 2018

      I highly recommend it! Be sure to let me know if you try it!

      xx, Laurelle