There are some aspects of winter I love - Christmas, coats, hats, mittens, anything containing cinnamon and ginger. However, winter also brings with it irritated and dull skin, dried out hair and freezing conditions. I always feel I need a little more pampering time in winter and have gathered together some of my favourite winter beauty products.
Lauren's Way Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse. This has become my number one fake tan (even more so than my beloved Vita Liberata) as it's cheaper, develops into a really dark tan after one application, and comes off easily when I exfoliate, avoiding any uneven, streaky tan marks when it starts to fade. While I tan all year round, fake tan in winter tannin gives me an extra little happiness boost and helps lift and brighten my skin.
Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream. It's no secret that this is my favourite body moisturiser. It's light enough that it absorbs into my skin quickly but is also extremely moisturising. The scent is amazing - the ginger notes make the cream feel quite festive, but there is also a lovely hint of citrus that makes it really fresh and light. The scent is very long lasting and I get whiffs of it throughout the day.
Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Shower and Bath Therapy. I love a bubble bath, particularly in winter. After being out in the freezing cold weather all day there is nothing better than soaking in a roasting hot bath and my favourite bubble bath of the moment is Molton Brown's warming eucalyptus. The eucalyptus oil creates an amazing warming but fresh scent that feels really invigorating - I love products that instantly clear your head, this is a perfect winter warmer product!
Origins Out of Trouble. I've previously blogged about my love for Out of Trouble. As the seasons change and the weather becomes colder, my skin always has a bit of a tantrum and Out of Trouble is perfect for calming down any break outs. You can read my original review here.
Origins Starting Over. Despite having an oily skin type, with the freezing wind and constant central heating, even my skin can become a little dry. Origins Starting Over is one of the best moisturisers I have ever used - it's extremely moisturising without being greasy and sinks into the skin quickly. I love that it is oil free and has a lovely light scent.
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub. I love this lip scrub, it smells and tastes amazing and helps remove any dry skin from my lips.
St. Tropez Skin Illuminator. It's really easy for skin to become really dull in winter time which is why I love to add a little bit of illuminating fluid to my foundation. I've written a more detailed post about this which you can read about here.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this winter make up for me is all about lips, and when I think Christmas, I think red.
Chanel Rouge Allure in 09 Lover combined with Illamasqua's Strumpet is my absolute favourite festive red lip combination. Lover is a beautiful blue based red (got to keep those teeth looking pearly white) that looks a little darker in the bullet than what it translates onto the lips. The colour is extremely opaque and the formula is everything I look for in a lipstick - quite lightweight and moisturising but very long lasting (especially paired with Strumpet).
What are you favourite beauty products for winter?
Lots of Love