Lately, I have been obsessing about enhancing my originally tanned skin. You see, I am Indonesian, and unlike other Indonesian girls in my country, who dream about having fair skin like those girls in the whitening/lightening product commercials, I embrace my skin color. I have had enough with all of those whitening product those Asian cosmetic companies are selling. I think their jargon "white is beautiful" is just full of crap (pardon my French!). We need to be comfortable being yourself and embrace our own natural features and flaws. Only then we will be able to figure how to enhance our features and make our flaws work for us.
This is why I was so happy to find this product from Body Shop. It is called the Honey Bronze Shimmering Body Oil. I was almost jumping up and down in the store when I found it. Finally, a cosmetic company who sells a bronzing product in my own country!
However, I gotta warn you. It doesn't come cheap. I paid Rp.250.000,- for a 3.3oz bottle.
I love the way it makes my skin look so healthy. It moisturizes well without being greasy. Sadly, I really can't stand the smell. It reminds of Indonesian traditional body scrub or lulur. I mean, body scrub needs to be washed away, but this body oil stays with me for the whole day or until after I take the next shower. The smell also gets transfered to my clothes, cluthes or any bags I use for the day. It is definitely not a good thing! *sigh*
|Straight out of the bottle.|
|After blended into the skin.|
The packaging is also problematic for me. It comes in a glass bottle with a screw on cap. If only it comes in plastic bottle and a flip top.
I really hope that the Body Shop will reformulate and repackage this product someday. For now, I just have to try to handle the smell whenever I decide to wear it.