Enhance your bridal glow with a little help from some of our favourite shimmering body oils which help nourish and illuminate skin, whilst bathing the skin in the most sensual of scents.

1/ Herbivore Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil, €45, SpaceNK

Deeply hydrating and nourishing, Herbivore’s illuminating body oil infuses the skin with moisture, nutrients and antioxidants. Made with Moroccan rose and jasmine grandiflorum, it helps balance the mind, body and soul whilst creating a natural barrier to lock in moisture. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, the oil gives a subtle shimmer and glow.

2/ Nars Monoi Body Oil, €59, Narscosmetics.ie

Using monoi oil (a Polynesian coconut extract mixed with Tiare flower) as their key ingredient, Nars body oil’s very description has us conjuring up visions of warm, tropical beaches. The multi-purpose oil soothes and moisturises skin while leaving it smelling like sweet gardenia with the addition of a glimmering gold tint for a natural skin-kissed glow.

3/ Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, €85, Brown Thomas

Silky and lightweight, Soleil Blanc’s body oil illuminates the skin with shimmers of gold and platinum leaf for the ultimate sun-kissed summer skin. This captivating scent is the winner for me fragrance wise, the irresistible combination of white florals and amber-sandalwood results in sensual, sultry summer in a bottle. A must buy for destination weddings.

4/ Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or, €27, Selected Pharmacies

One of the French brand’s most popular products, brides can opt between the regular Huile Prodigieuse or the Or version for those looking to enhance their tan. Almost entirely natural, this non-greasy formula leaves a satin finish while illuminating skin in one swift sweep. Along with moisturising, softening and smoothing, this dry oil contains 2 forms of Vitamin E which helps reduce the colour of stretch marks while softening and repairing hair and skin.

5/ Chanel No 5 Fragments d’Or Body Gel, €85, Brown Thomas

More gel than oil, Chanel’s offering is speckled with gold particles and glitter which leaves skin silky soft with the most subtle shimmer. Packing all the freshness and softness of Chanel’s iconic No5 fragrance, this is a timeless option for the classic bride.

6/ La Mer The Glowing Body Oil, €95, Brown Thomas

On the pricier end of the scale, this luxurious limited-edition body oil earns its place as it delivers total body nourishment and illumination. Its rich blend of Vitamin E and nourishing oils condition and soften to create a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. Luxury in a bottle, the oil can be layered over skin for a touch of shimmer and youthful luminosity.


- Alexandra