My Favorite Shimmery Beauty Products

I have a deep love for shimmery beauty products. They’re so fun and pretty! I don’t need to light up the room like a disco ball, but I love a good glint of sparkle in the sun. Here are my favorite products I’ve been using all summer!

My Favorite Shimmer Beauty Products

The Best Shimmery 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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24 Responses
  1. Meri Violette

    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!

  2. Hundewanderer

    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.

  3. Katherine

    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!

  4. Melissa

    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.

  5. Joy

    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!

  6. Donna Cohen

    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

  7. Jennifer


    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:)

  8. brandi

    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!!!!!

  9. Ana

    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.

  10. Angie

    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 :)

  11. Its all Greek to me

    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

  12. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    “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!

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