Friday, 22 November 2013

The Winter Essentials

Since I have pretty much dry skin and hair all year round, I always have plenty of hydrating product but I thought I'd talk about some of my favourites, more so for winter!

Starting with body products, The Body Shop Body Butter (£13.00) is by far my favourite body moisturiser. It's really hydrating and creamy, I find it great to use on really dry places like elbows and feet. I've already talked about this product and few of my other favourite body moisturisers here, if you are interested in reading about some more.

Also for body products, I think a good hand moisturiser is essential for all year round, but more in the winter. I don't really try out any different ones because Soap and Glory Hand Food (£2.50 - £5.00) just the job for me. A little goes a long way, it smells lovely and leaves my hands feeling really soft and supple.

My hair gets pretty dry in the winter, not sure why so I like to use a good hair mask to help hydrate my hair again. My favourite is the Charles Worhtington Intense Rescue Melting Balm (£16.99). You put it on before your shower/bath, wash your hair as normal and then you hair is left feeling really silky soft and nourished. A nice cheap alturnative is the Dove Repair Hair Mask (review here).

Last of all is skincare/face products (whatever you want to say!). For lips I have a very well loved Burt's Bees Lip Balm (£3.69), I have a review on this product already which you can read here!

For an everyday moisturiser I love the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser (£3.89), it sinks in really quickly but still leaves your skin feeling plump and hydrated. I don't have much to say about this product, it's a bog standard moisturiser but I like how creamy and hydrating it is. Clicks all the basic boxes for me!

The last product is the Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99), it is by my favourite hydrating mask I've found! It's so soothing  and smells gorgeous but still really gentle and doesn't break me out. It leaves your skin feeling luxuriously soft and plump. I highly recommend for those you have dry skin to use this about 2 - 3 times a week and it will keep all that dry skin at bay! 


That's all the essentials I need for winter! What are you essentials for winter?

LUCY 
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  1. We love the body shop body butters, our fav is the coconut one! The 'Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask' sounds amazing - must try! Thanks for sharing :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the smell of the coconut one! I might get it when I finish my Strawberry one!
      Thank you for your lovely comment! x

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  2. This is such a helpful post, since my skin gets so dry in the winter that whenever I wear foundation, it makes my dry patches look awful!

    yetanothermakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know how you feel! My foundation has been sticking to all my dry patches, it's horrible! :(

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  3. My hands get really dry in the winter and I love the soap & glory hand food too - have you tried the ginger bread body butter? It's amazing! :)

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    1. Oo, I haven't even seen that body butter in The Body Shop where I live! I'm going to have to go back in and have a look!

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  4. I've been using the Simple Moisturizer and I love it! I agree with you, it sinks in so quickly and is so kind for the skin! I also love burt's bees lip balm, it feels so tingly and lovely on the lips!

    Sharlotte

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  5. Think I'm going to give that Una Brennan a whirl, I've heard nothing but good things xoxo

    youngandfoolishhappiness.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. OUUUUUUUU love the new site layout :D
    I use the same Simple moisturizer! Gets the job done nicely, haha.

    I've recently started using vanilla scented lipbalms (weird, sudden urge to use this scent in colder months + my body butters to stay moisturized)
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. Aww yay thank you! :) I love vanilla scents in the colder months too, strange!

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  7. Love this post! I have just nominated you for the Versatile blogger award because I love your posts- check out my latest post to see what to do! You dont have to participate but I wanted to nominate you to recognize the perfectness of your blog. x

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  8. I really want to try a body butter! I always hear great things about this product :)

    xoxo

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  9. Argh I LOVE Hand Food & the TBS Body Butters - they all smell incredible, and leave the skin feeling so soft xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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