Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Winter Wonders

Chapped lips, dry skin, flakey scalp – isn’t winter fun! It’s time to winter proof your beauty regime. Here’s what’s top of my list for staying soft, hydrated and glowing this winter.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Winter wonder personified! This had to be top of this list. Fantastic for chapped lips, cracked and dry skin. I’ve had some nasty coldsores the last few weeks and eight hour cream helped to heel the scab and relieve the dry skin around them. I even apply this to my eyebrows at night to keep them in place an encourage them to grow in the right direction.

Coconut Oil
I call this one the vinegar of the beauty world. The versatile beauty buy can be used as a luxurious moisturiser for dry, rough skin and as a wonderful hair mask and conditioner. I blogged about this recently so won’t go on again, you can read the review here

Weleda Pomegranate Oil
This is luxury in a bottle. Weleda oils are AMAZING and since using them my skin has become noticeably softer. I apply it all over my body after showering, whilst my skin's still a little damp. The citrus smell is divine and very relaxing. It spreads easily and absorbs surprisingly fast. Oil penetrates the skin and absorbs deep within plus they’re  water-free, so won’t quickly evaporate, meaning they’ll hydrate and benefit your skin for longer... which is what we need in winter! Find out more here
Max Fix +
It’s one of my absolute favourite products. It’s my “I’m feeling bad about myself” solution and 8 hours sleep cheat. An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up! Simple and quit. See my full review and tips on using it here

Another no brainer. Never are hands more susceptible to drying and cracking. During the winter months I up the anti with a richer, thicker moisturiser like L’Occtinane’s Shea butter. It’s thick and luxurious. It takes a little longer to fully absorb but lasts much longer than lotions. If you need something really heavy duty I recommend The Body Shops Hemp range.

OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil
Nor forgetting about the talons. If you want to paint your nails in the seasons sparkly hues you’ll need to look after my nails. Avoplex is another of my wonder products. It softens dry cuticles, reduces colour bleeding (crucial when sporting festive reds) and strengthens nails. Oh and it smells divine! Massage it into nails and cuticles twice a day. 
So there you have it. That was my top winter beauty savers, what are yours?


  1. I am loving L'Occitane hand creams at the moment, definitely an essential for winter. x

  2. My nails are a mess right now so I'm going to check out that cuticle oil; thanks for the rec! And I love that hand cream too, it's the best one out there.

    1. Hi Christine. If you're going to buy the AVOLPLEX I found it quite cheap on Amazon x

  3. I love the Coconut oil. It smells so good.


  4. great picks! I've been using Bio-oil (drop or two) at night with my moisturizer, lavender body oil. my skin gulps down any moisture!

    1. Yeah, bio oil is a good one too! I just love oil x


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