My Favorite Things: With Shimmer

I have a deep love for shimmer beauty products. They’re fun. And girly. And pretty. I don’t need to light up the room like a disco ball, but I love just a glint of sparkle in the sun. Here are five products I’ve been using all summer for eyes, nails, lips, body, and hair. I love these!

My Favorite Shimmer Beauty Products

Milani Eye Shadow in Beach Sand from Target. This is such a pretty eyeshadow. It’s soft and subtle — almost like you’re not wearing a color at all. It goes with everything. And when the light hits it just right, the eyes completely shine and sparkle. Love this one!

Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion from The Body Shop. Ooh, I love this lotion. First of all, it smells incredible. Second of all, it is so, so shimmery. Inside, it makes the skin look soft and dewy. Outside is when the magic starts to happen. It shines. It radiates. It glistens. It makes the skin look bright, shimmery, and gorgeous.

My Favorite Shimmer Beauty Products

Victoria’s Secret Sparkling Lipstick in in Adorned. This is such a fun lipstick. I love, love, love it. I love how smoothly it goes on, and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. In other words, my hair doesn’t stick to it when I go outside and the wind is blowing ninety miles and hour. What it does is make the lips look completely radiant. They glisten. Major wow factor here.

Not to be confused with Adored, which is a completely different color altogether.

June Bride by Gelish Gel Nail Polish. I’ve told you guys how much I love Teenage Dream from OPI’s Katy Perry collection, and I think it is absolutely gorgeous as a manicure. Unfortunately, regular manicures last all of 2 hours on my nails before they start chipping. Gel nails usually last me at least two weeks, however, and June Bride by Gelish, a gel nail polish, is an exact replica of Teenage Dream. I have this on my nails currently and I love it. I really, really love it. My salon that does gel nails didn’t have the June Bride color, but they did have other Gelish colors, so I ordered June Bride on Amazon and they were able to put it on for me.

My Favorite Shimmer Beauty Products

Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Spray from Target . I’ve mentioned this shine spray for hair before and I’m still using it. It makes hair gorgeous, soft, and shiny, without making it look oily or greasy.You can’t accidentally put on too much and go from perfectly shiny to giant grease ball in one accidental overdose. This one’s a keeper for sure.

Hope you enjoyed these fun beauty products. Have a great Tuesday!

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Libby September 20, 2011 at 2:45 am

Awesome! Thanks for the recommendations. :)


Kendra September 20, 2011 at 3:12 am

i’m with ya! girly and shiny! both good! :)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 20, 2011 at 3:25 am

“You can’t accidentally put on too much and go from perfectly shiny to giant grease ball in one accidental overdose.” <– THANKS and I will be tracking that one down! I am prone to the accidental overdose problem :)

And hair not getting stuck in lipsticks…another issue I have with lots of lip glosses. My hair wears more shimmer than my lips some days. Will be checking out the VS tip, too!


Its all Greek to me September 20, 2011 at 4:23 am

Fabulous picks! I love Shimmer Body Lotions. Spend so much time in Body Shop they should either make me the buyer of the year or kick me out for stalking :)
xxx from Greece


Vera September 20, 2011 at 5:13 am

I love the Olay body wash that comes with shimmer too! Not only will you glitter, skin’s so smooth too :)


Debi Kelley September 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

All sounds sooooo nice…. gotta check em out soon…. thanks…


Janie Hyde September 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

Thanks for the ideas, I love shimmery things! I will try these!


Angie September 20, 2011 at 7:02 am

I have to admit, I do love a little shimmer in my make-up. I’ve been using an awesome eyeshadow trio by Sephora this summer and I LOVE it! So glad you shared about the polishing spray for hair – I have a bottle of a different brand that does give the instant grease ball look – yuck! Thanks for giving me (yet another) reason to head out to Target :)


Ana September 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

Hello, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog. I love all the pictures you take, the tips you give and the vacation sites you recommend. I wrote down all your shimmer favorites and I will be buying them soon.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh September 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

I just wrote down that eye shadow because it is SO going in my cart on the next Target outing!!


Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh September 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

Oh I LOVE shimmer products!! :-) I would love to try that Nail polish!!


brandi September 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

amanda, where did you get the milani products? they make my FAVORITE lip gloss ever! I work at walgreens and they used to carry the products but dont anymore…i would love to find some more lip gloss!!!!!


Jennifer September 20, 2011 at 10:05 am


I just love how random you are! One day cupcakes, another shimmer products. I love shimmer and want to try every product you mentioned. Coolest blog ever:)


Donna Cohen September 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for your honesty in the products you use yourself. I bought a pair of Sanuk Flip Flops you recommended a few weeks back and I must tell you I’m amazed! I fell two years ago and haven’t been able to wear anything but flippers, but not for very long because after even an hour, my feet felt as if they’d walked down a gravel road. Then of course they’d swell, and well, it’s hard to do much of anything when your feet hurt!

I bought a pair for me and my sweetie, and we wore them about town a few times. We went out shopping last weekend, and on the way home, we both realized after walking around several outlet stores and Costco, our feet weren’t aching and screaming for the hot tub! After 5 hours, my feet still were ready to shop!

We both thank you for your product reviews! If I hadn’t read about them here on your blog, I’d never gone looking for them. Now I will shop on line for additional colors and styles!

Blessings, Donna


Jen September 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

Gonna have to snag that June Bride polish. It looks so fun!


Joy September 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thanks for the recommendations, Amanda! Would it be possible for you to post pics of the actual colors in the future?…like maybe a picture of your nails with that nailpolish? I’m intrigued. Thanks again!


Melissa September 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

Thanks for sharing some great looking beauty products. It would be really nicer if you could give us an idea of where to find some of these wonderful products as I would love to try some. Thanks.

Melissa K.


Katherine September 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hey, Amanda, thanks for the ideas! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I was wondering if you’re on Pinterest? I’ve seen lots of your ideas and recipes on there, but I would love to “follow” you and see what your Pinterests are!


Elizabeth September 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for the recommendations! That eye shadow looks so pretty–I might have to pick some up!! Always love your posts like this.


Anne September 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Love your beauty tips! You always find/use such cool stuff!


Jill Frakes September 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm

LOVE these ideas !!!! THANK YOU so much for sharing !!!!


Lori @ RecipeGirl September 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

You’re so cute. It’s funny, cause when I think of you… I think of shimmery, girly things :)


Hundewanderer September 27, 2011 at 12:44 am

I hate to shop, but love to read other women’s recommendations. I think I need Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion, I love the smell of coconut. Coconut reminds me of all things summery and warm and good. I think tomorrow’s trip to the post office might have a detour to the nearest Body Shop. Thank you for sharing.


Meri Violette January 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I love the Milani Eye Shadow! My other two favorite glitter eye shadows are both from Sephora. The best one is Urban Decay Stardust Space Cowboy! It is a light gold color infused with glitter! It is beautiful and elegant, but brings out green or blue eyes! Gorgeous!

The other is the Sephora Glitterize Palette (the name says it all!). It has four different shades of glitter! The first is a bronze, then gold, then silver, then white. I wear the bronze or white to work, but the gold and silver at night or on weekends! They are almost gel-like, and go on super easily, and stay on forever!


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