I hesitate when it comes to trying shimmery body products because walking around with sparkly skin holds no appeal to me, but my curiosity won out when I picked up Olay Body Wash Plus with Tone Enriching Ribbons ($5).
Olay claims the product contains things called mica minerals to add “tone enriching” shimmer to skin while delivering “deep moisture.” My skin always feels drier than shredded wheat, so I gave it a try.
hoped wondered if the shimmer would leave me looking like I’d just come home from a rave circa 1992.
Since the product’s big selling point is the shimmer, I expected to see some on my skin, but no such luck. I couldn’t see even the faintest glow — no glitter, no shimmer, nada.
I wanted to make sure it wasn’t due to my darker skin tone, so I had El Hub, who’s lighter than I am, give it a try.
Same thing. I couldn’t see any difference on his skin, either (although I give thanks every time something prompts El Hub to clean).
At least the product delivers well on its deep moisture promise. Most other $5 drugstore body washes make my skin feel tight and look ashy, but Tone Enriching Ribbons hydrates well enough to soothe even the driest spots on my legs and elbows. That alone makes it worth the $5 price.
Olay Body Wash plus Tone Enriching Ribbons
Use: Works well as a hydrating body wash but doesn’t deliver on the shimmer
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
I should add that I really dig the fragrance. It leaves my skin smelling like Fruit Stripe gum!
Homework and hijinks
Remember the assignment for my journalism class that I mentioned the other day, the one where I’m supposed to write a mock celebrity obituary? Well, I’m leaning toward Joaquin “Hot Mess” Phoenix.
It could have a hip hop spin to go with Joaquin’s new career as a hip hop superstar, or maybe some of Joaquin’s associates could say a few words.
Other than doing some homework I may hit the gym in a little while, but that’s about it for me. I hope you’re having a good one.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,