I don't know about you, but I've always been quite envious of people who seem to sport flawless skin whichever season they're in. And then there's me; dry skin one day, spots the other, and a bout of redness every once in a while. Especially that first one was really in its prime time the minute winter started, until I found these little saviours, that is. Read along!Read More
Autumn and Winter days are pretty wonderful for truly spoiling yourself. Beauty products are lovelier than ever, and extra challenges like dry skin from those cold days are just crying for a good pampering as well. I have a couple of favourite products I always turn to during this time of year, and I've listed them here especially for you! Let's take a look.
IN THE SHOWER
ROSE JAM by Lush. I'm not really the flowery kind of girl when it comes to perfume, but Lush's seasonal shower gel is definitely not your average type of rosey scent. It's mixed with vanilla and lemon oil, so instead of pure rose, you get a sweet smell that's absolute heaven to lather on in the shower. The scent lasts for hours and as it's been so frequently associated with the smell of fresh Turkish Delight, it fits this season perfectly.
GLAZED APPLE SHOWER GEL by The Body Shop. I switch between this one and the Rose Jam mentioned just above, and I have it in eau de toilette form as well. It's my favourite scent in the whole world, really, and I wish I could describe it to you more accurately than just 'Christmas in a nutshell'. I was absolutely thrilled they brought it back this year (as 'Spiced' Apple this time), because - as you can see - I'm nearly to the end of the precious bottle I've been hoarding for over a year. Whoops.
OATIFIX FACE MASK by Lush. My standard go-to the moment Autumn starts, because I just know that however much I love this time of year, it also comes with incredibly dry skin for me. This completely natural face mask is a true life saver if you're in the same boat, believe me.
OCEAN SALT SCRUB by Lush. A scrub you can totally use every time of the year, but perhaps more so now because it's a champion at removing dry and dead skin (that sounds sort of creepy, ha!). Not really a fan of the season? All the more reason to use this one, as it really smells of far-away oceans that can remind you of Summer.
FOR KISSES UNDER THE MISTLETOE
SANTA BABY LIP SCRUB by Lush. Yes, yes, yes, I totally admit it; I'm a bit Lush-obsessed, especially when it comes to their seasonal collections. I absolutely adore their Santa Baby lip scrub. Mine was a bit dry when I opened it up at home, though, but the tiny edible hearts on top pretty much made up for that. It's fixable with a bit of water, as well, so don't panic if yours is a bit crumbly, too, when you try it out.
SANTA BABY LIP TINT by Lush. After applying the scrub, I sometimes finish it up with this bright red lip tint. The fact that it's extremely long-lasting never ceases to amaze me. Top-notch!
CHRISTMAS IN A BOTTLE
GLAZED APPLE EAU DE TOILETTE by The Body Shop. And last but not least: that eau de toilette I was talking about earlier. You can just tell by the scratchy bottle that I carry it with me everywhere I go, can't you? I repeat: most. delicious. scent. EVER and I really must get to that shop as soon as possible. Anyone know it's available in this form again? *please please please*
What are your favourite go-to products during A/W? Let me know in the comments!
You know those days where you just can't motivate yourself to do anything and you feel OR look like a total wreck? Well, I had one of those yesterday, and although mine may have had a little bit to do with the amount of partying I did on Saturday (it's been ages, okay), I feel like it's totally okay to not be a little ball of energy all the time, no matter what caused it. Those bad days just happen, and here's a couple of my favourite ways to tackle them when they come along.Read More