The founder of View the Vibe has officially entered her 40s and with knowledge and determination she plans on staying young on both the inside and out. Nicki’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Nicki’s favourite beauty products and latest discoveries for women in their 40s. These products are tried and tested by Miss Nicki, and if she lists it here you can trust that this is how she is staying young in mind, body, and spirit…
I recently went away to the beautiful island of Mykonos in Greece. The stunning sunshine and sandy beaches made it that I came home with a lovely golden brown tan. Though… did you know that at 40 you shouldn’t tan? Ha! Yes, well, I hate that myth and while I wear SPF 50 on my face, my body can take 15 so that I don’t look pasty white all the time. And really, a tan makes you look years younger so I will lay in that sun and let my body absorb every drop of vitamin D that it can. However, I have discovered a great product that I use while on vacation, but also once I’m home to keep that glow going as long as it possibly can: Coconut Shimmer Body Butter by The Body Shop.
First off, anything made with coconut is amazing for your skin, body, hair – you name it and coconut helps it. So when I discovered the coconut shimmer body butter, I knew I had to have it. I tried it and immediately loved it for its smell, its texture, and how hydrated my skin felt after using it. Then I got a tan and used it. Well… OMG how much did I love it then?! I used it every day in Mykonos and have been using it every day since I’ve been back. If you have tanned skin, the shimmer is just enough to give your entire body a radiating glow. I have even noticed it can highlight certain areas that are more toned – legs being a great example. If you work out and decide to wear shorts or a short skirt, apply the coconut shimmer on the outside of your thigh where that muscle line should be; it’s a great way to add definition to your legs. Just a little trick I learned!
Made with Community Trade pure organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, this rich, shimmery, intensive cream has a lush coconut smell and moisturizes for up to 24 hours – and it’s only $10 right now! If you have a tan you want to show off, go out and get this body butter – you will love the way you glow.
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