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Cold Weather Essentials.

posted on: 18 October, 2012

This year I’ll be experiencing my first full Scottish winter in two years, I usually come home for about a month at Christmas anyway, but as I’ve been away for a while I’ve become a wimp.
It’s only halfway through October and I’m already beginning to think my body and skin can’t take it.

So, all self-pity aside, as it’s rather cold here already and my skin is having big issues with this, I’ve picked out the products that are really helping me through these tough times (ha).
The first being Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask, the perfect mask which nourishes and hydrates skin, leaving it looking bright and healthy. Any exposure to the cold weather and I smother my face in this. If you find your skin going dry and dull during the winter months, I really recommend this for a burst of hydration.

Central heating teamed with blow drying tends to make hair dry and static in winter so I’ll be treating my tresses to my favourite hair mask, Bumble & Bumble Quenching Masque. Ten minutes with this on the ends of my hair makes all the difference and I know it’ll be a saviour come the really cold months. This also makes my hair so smooth and straight, I look like the missing Hanson.

A favourite of mine no matter what the weather is NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, an all over, multi-use dry oil that my skin adores. I highly recommend this for dry patches, it’s one of the only products that really moisturises my skin. If I’m using a body lotion, I often mix a few spritzes of this in to the cream for an intense moisturise. You can use this at the ends of hair, cuticles and on the face so it’s a wonder product.

For daily use, I have the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm on hand to help remove makeup quickly and also leave a lovely feel to my skin. I always go for cleansing balms in the colder months as I find they give back to my skin what the cold and central heating take out.
After this, my winning product at the moment is this Aesop Oil Free Hydrating Serum. I had quite a few samples of this but I can definitely see myself purchasing a full size. It’s ideal for overnight hydration.
Lastly, a product that I couldn’t live without is the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, it’s one of the only balms that really helps my lips and I love how refreshing the menthol scent is.

What are your essential products for the colder months?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01284862693215543271 taylahjoyce

    The Bumble and Bumble Quenching Masque sounds great. I’ve struggled with frizzy hair for far too long!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker

    I usually get really bad skin in the winter months so these would be great to try!

    http://www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17042149826061132311 Claire Tarplee

    This is such a great post. My skin always goes so horrible in the winter, no matter what I try. I will definitely be picking up some of these.

    I am new to the blogging scene, would really appreciate any advice.

    Take a peek x

    http://clarascorner88.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11074844633314098953 Dollyfaces

    I really want to try the EH balm! I love nuxe oil and eight hour cream. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09427059925669510723 KateLily Daze

    Thanks for reviewing all these BB creams/mask – I was very sceptical, but knowing they work, I will definately give them a try!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    I love the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, it’s so moisturising and the scent is heavenly. Really tempted to try some Antipodes products, they always seem to get great reviews.

    http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14763758786576110768 Sandrine

    I finally found a store that sells Antiopdes in Canada! I can’t wait to orded this mask! Great posts there are definitely some products in here that I would love to try!

    Sandrine x

    http://beautybysandrine.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03846865296129620110 Amanda

    I tried the Bumble and Bumble Deeeep masque and didn’t have much luck :( Maybe the Quencing Masque would be better.

    Thanks!

    http://www.littleprettytreasures.blogspot.com

    Amanda
    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17681346407335743055 Candace

    I noticed you said you spritz your NUXE oil – did your bottle come with a spray top?! I bought one almost a year ago and have barely touched it because it has a plastic stopper with a tiny hole that’s really difficult to get product out of! Do you know if I can purchase one of the spray tops? x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17681346407335743055 Candace

    I noticed you said you spritz your NUXE oil – does yours have a spray top?? I bought a bottle a year ago and have barely touched it because it has a really difficult to use plastic stopper with a tiny hole at the top :/ do you (or does anyone else) know of a spray cap I can find to use with my bottle? x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12823123260664539446 alicebea

    love this post!

    whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01467516074881492212 Alina Valero

    “I look like the missing Hanson.” HILARIOUS!! love it

    http://www.itsalina.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14165083680173613219 C.A.R.

    oh gosh this post is going to come in handy! my skin is going bizerk!!

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.ch/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07783158313336676014 Margaret

    I have to try the antipodes mask!xx
    http://www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00816628885723985516 lornalouise: beautyandkittens

    I think im pretty lucky in that ive never had a winter not in scotland haha. My skin is tough as nails and like impervious to the cold haha:)

    Lorna xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06295648848666108611 HSK

    Both the hair and the face masks sound wonderful! I’ll definitely have to look into them as the coldest times approach.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15015839047675646985 nicolemckeexo

    Definitely gonna have to try some of these!
    http://rabbitholesxo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12833914670227540480 Sarah

    My skin is horrendous recently due to winter weather, so this review is really helpful!

    Sarah x
    takemyscars.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07586476867969256186 Darling Cherie

    My skin is suffering with this cold northern weather. needed to try that mask to sort out my dry skin. Great post x

    http://www.darlingcheriex.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    i love bumble and bumble products, always very dependable.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07496441308035109656 Fernanda

    This is my first English winter and my first winter ever having moved from Brazil in April, and I can already feel the dryness hitting! These are great tips for me, thank you SO much for this post!! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18324460678120433098 katharine

    Is there a reason why some of your links have asterisk’s next to them? I know sometimes they lead to something you’ve written in the post but sometimes I can’t find anything!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05819707046236618392 kay eh tea ei.

      Ooh yes sorry it means it was a PR sample x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09571368240134412757 Luxe.

    I’m obsessed with the Nuxe Oil with the gold particles, its great on the legs for a night out!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17187957700876265777 xjoedix

    Love the sound of the Bumble and Bumble Quenching Mask :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17187957700876265777 xjoedix

    Love the sound of the Bumble and Bumble Quenching Mask :D

    xjoedix.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02763008769412809502 clay – thebeautyheroes.

    these products all sound fantastic ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk