Hi light luminous body lotion - shimmer by Cake Beauty - review by Tessa Taboo

Hi light luminous body lotion

Shimmer by Cake Beauty

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Cake Hi-light luminous body lotion is one of those 'you get what you pay for' products. It's a fantasticly luxurious lotion that makes you feel great, and look like you have nice healthy skin.
Silky Smooth, perfect amount of shimmer, smells GREAT!
A little pricey, although the quality shows.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Cake Hi-light luminous body lotion is, in my opinion, more of an accessory than a beauty product. Sure, it's lotion, but it does more sparkling than moisturizing. By no means am I complaining though. It may not moisturize, but it leaves your skin feeling like you are wearing silk. It would be great to rub on before a night out.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Beauty
    • Bridal gift
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Skin

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The lotion is very thick. While it does squirt out of the top of the bottle just fine, it definitely won't drip down your leg while you are trying to rub it in. It rubs in nicely and doesn't feel gross or greasy. It feels silky smooth, and doesn't leave a residue that makes you want to wipe your hands when you are done applying.

    • Creamy
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

So, I didn't taste it... but I swear, I was tempted. It smells like the most DELICIOUS white/vanilla cake EVER! I was under the impression that 'Cake' was only the brand, so the scent completely caught me off guard. My kid walked in the door, and after walking by me, he asked where the cake was, and refused to believe I wasn't hiding one from him. Sitting here now, at the keyboard, it's been about 2 hours since I put it on. I can still smell it plain as day, and it is giving me a sweet tooth. *Pauses to lick fingers*..... What?
    • Smells good
    • Strong smell


As for the sparkling effect, it is definitely there. I rubbed the lotion from my hands to my elbows, and used the amount you see in the picture below.

My palms were COVERED in sparkle. My arms and the back of my hands had a nice shimmer to them, but you could clearly see that it was more 'glittery' than 'luminescent'. It's not a cheap or tacky look though. It looks very nice and subtle. I tried to capture pics of the sparkly effect, but it was pretty hard to do. I'd say the pics show about half as sparkly as it really was.

I did wash my hands to get the excess sparkle off of my palms, and it was very easy to wash off with just water.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting


The bottle came in a very cute pink shimmery box. It had some basic info and the ingredients on it.

The bottle, which is 8.5 ounces, will last a LONG time, as a little goes a long way with this stuff.

The top of the bottle has one of those lids that you push on one side, and the other pops open for the lotion to squirt out.
    • Travel friendly
    • Very informative packaging
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

The ingredients are as follows: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Tryglycerides, Glycerin, Cetearlalcohol, Stearic Acid, Aroma, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Mangifera Indidca (Mango) Seed Oil, Polyquaternium 7, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctoris (Safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-150 Stearate, Steareth 20, Benzophenone 3, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sorbic Acid

I truly don't understand how 'extract of cake and sparkly vampires' is not in the list anywhere.
Follow-up commentary
I've discovered a little secret about this lotion: If you rub it on your chest.neck area before you put a corset on, it really gives everything a great pop! Especially in the low lights of a club or bar, it draws all the attention to the right places! After seeing what this does, I'm very anxious to try the Glow-rious lotion in the same line!
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Thanks for the review! This one sounds great!
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