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November 23, 2012

Amazing Drugstore Highlighters!

I cannot stop raving enough about these highlighters! Not only are they dirt cheap, but they provide the most beautiful, natural-looking glow to your skin. Although they are both marketed as bronzers, they are best used as highlighters, even for those of you with pale skin (like me!). The first highlighter is the Reserve Your Cabana ColorIcon Bronzer and it is by Wet n Wild. I really love this one, it has a hint of shimmer but nothing too over the top for day-to-day wear. It applies nice and smoothly and it lasts for ages since the pan is so huge. The fact that it has an SPF of 15 is also a plus!

The second highlighter is the Tiki So Baked Bronzer by Hard Candy. This one is pretty popular in the makeup world, and I have to agree it is pretty awesome! Tiki I would say it a little more shimmery then Reserve Your Cabana, but once again it is pretty subtle when applied with a brush. Applied wet however, such as with a beauty blender or a dampened brush, it gives you an even more intense sun-goddess glow, which is perfect for that 'night on the town' look.

Left swatch: Reserve Your Cabana / Right swatch: Tiki

As you can see in the picture above, Reserve Your Cabana has more of a pink tone, while Tiki has more of a champagne tone. I cannot even choose which one I prefer, I'm always alternating between the two! :)

Have you tried any drugstore highlighters? Which one is your favorite?

Nat xx


  1. ohhh those look good! I think the Tiki by Hard Candy may be calling my name :)

  2. I've heard great things about Tiki! It looks so pretty x

  3. I think Tiki would probably go better with my skin, things that have pink tones tend to look odd on me. They look so pretty though! I may have to check these out.

    Found your blog via blog party, btw. && Followed, pretty sure this just became my new favorite blog! (:


    1. How sweet! Thanks Jamie :) Off to check out your blog now xx

  4. Hey there, I just found you from the #bbloggers blog hop this week!

    Your layout is gorgeous, I'm glad I came across your blog!

    Consider yourself to have a new follower ;) let me know if you stop by my blog too!

  5. Hey there! Thanks for linking up with the Not Quite There Yet link up. I am loving meeting new girls that is in the same place in life. Hope you can make it back to link up again this week! If you are interested in co-hosting the link up in the future some time let me know, I would love to have ya.


  6. I've been wanting to try hard candy products for some time, but I don't know of a store near me that sells it :(. Found you through Beauty 101's blog hop! new follower :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by :) Hard Candy is sold exclusively at Walmart in Canada and the States. x

  7. Hello hun, nice blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know or just follow and I'll instantly follow back :)


  8. I wish that we could get Hard Candy here in Australia :(

  9. This is so pretty!! I need to delve in and get a bunch of Hard Candy. I'm just swimming in product now. :/


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