28 August 2014

Luxurious Body Oil

You can see the slightest gold shimmer between thumb joint and wrist

This Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or is a a shimmering dry oil. Firstly, the French name of the product Huile Prodigieuse Or translates to ‘prodigious gold oil’. I think the term prodigious might be meant in the sense of miraculous. Maybe not walking-on-water miraculous, but rather feeling-like-a-goddess miraculous. 

This multi-purpose dry oil can be used on the face, body and hair. So far, I have just used it on the tops of my cheekbones as a highlight and on my wrists for a light fragrance. There are many highlights (pun intended) of this product: the packaging, texture, fragrance, colour, and finish. It feels, looks and smells gorgeous and luxurious. The oil comes in a chic glass bottle with a gold-coloured twist-cap, To apply, you dab a few drops of the oil onto the relevant body part and rub gently. 

According to the Nuxe website, 95.2% of the ingredients in this shimmering dry oil are of natural origin. It contains six precious oils: borage, St. John's wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macadamia. Mmmm. This combination produces a very warm, gentle scent. As the name suggests, the Huile Prodigieuse Or contains iridescent gold particles that leave a very light shimmer on the skin. The oil can be used any time of year, as it gives a subtle glow in winter and accentuates warmth of complexion in summer.

This is essentially illuminating oil that makes you feel radiant and chic for a while. The only point to consider is that the oil is not particularly long-lasting; as in, the fragrance and shimmer do not tend to last for more than a few hours. That said, I would still highly recommend this product as the feeling when you apply it is pretty heavenly.

Feel free to let me know what you think of this or any other shimmering/dry oils!


  1. Anonymous25/4/15 21:56

    Ooo... I was mesmerised by this in Priceline! I don't think I have any use for it, but it would look so pretty on display! I didn't realise it was scented!

  2. Thanks for your comment! Yes, it's the kind of thing you buy and then find a use for, even if it's just to feel chic..