Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Winter Essentials.

So you know when winter comes around and dry skin and chapped lips start to appear you know its time to get a good few products behind you that you can grab when needed and these are my products which i find myself using and loving during the colder months to keep those winter skincare blues at bay...


Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstuctor - Ive had this for ages and love almost everything about it, the smell the way it glides through hair and the way it leaves hair feeling when dry. I know it says to apply it for up to three minutes but personally i like to leave it for up to around 15 just because im in the mind set that the longer you leave a conditioner the more time it has to work into the hair whereas if your literally putting it on then washing it off it only has time to sit on the surface. I wouldn't go as far as to say that this is one of those "holy grail products and that it works miracles" but to use once or twice a week its a cheap and cheerful product that does what it says on the bottle.  




La Roche Posay Hydreane Light - So you may be wondering what this is, given its fancy name but its basically a light moisturiser that works best on combination/oily skin. La Roche Posay is a brand that i just can't get enough of at the moment and the more products i try the more im impressed. Although they do a rich formula for nomal/dry skin types i personally love this light one. It the perfect day cream for me being as it hydrates and leaves the skin feeling super soft whilst not adding shine or giving you an oily complexion, foundation and other base products work and apply really well over this as well. 



Benefit That Gal Face Primer - So if im honest i went off using face primers for a while and still don't use them every single time i apply my makeup but if im going to use any ive been reaching for this. Im a huge fan of Benefits porefessional but since winter has come around and my pores aren't as noticeable ive been on the lookout for products targeted towards brightening and illuminating. This is the best one ive found, it gives a really gentle glow to the face if worn on its own (or with minimal products) and although i don't see much noticeable difference when wearing foundation i really like the fact that my products sit and apply better over it. 


Soap&Glory The Righteous Body Butter - You will probably (if haven't already) notice that i have a bit of a Soap&Glory obsession at the moment which im doing my best to try and cure but there products are just to nice. When it comes to body butters and shower products i always reach for soap&glory and this smells incredible, its a dream to apply and doesn't take up time when soaking in. Leaves you smelling gorgeous with skin soft enough you just won't to keep touching it.On the plus side as well there product sizes are huge as you can see!


Vaseline Cocoa Butter - If there's one thing everybody needs to carry round on a daily basis its Vaseline. I use this one on my lips but these handy 20g tins can be used for a range of purposes (cracked elbows, under the eyes etc). 




Liz Earle Skin Tonic Boost - A refreshing mist that can be applies to set foundation or simply just to give your skin a boost. I personally like to use this on those "no makeup days" and just generally when my skin is looking like its lacking somethings. This stuff instantly wakes me up, makes my skin look softer and brighter and just overall works wonders. I like to buy the little bottles of this which retail at £5.25 because a little goes along way and to be honest its not something that needs to be applied every single day without fail. There are lots of alternatives to this as well such as Boots Botanics refreshing mist, although if you have sensitive skin your probably best sticking with Liz Earle as a lot of toners/refreshers tend to have a scent. 

Thanks for reading primark haul part two coming soon!

14 comments:

  1. i have a few aussie products at the moment and love them, they just feel so good. i really love vaseline too! i always have 2 on the go - i haven't tried this one yet though :)

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  2. Great post !

    Great review girl ; I'll be checking the body butter !!!

    Come by for a chat on my blog when you have the time ;)


    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.com

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  3. Aussie and Soap & Glory products are my favourite! The righteous butter is always perfect for freshly shaved legs! xo

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    1. Yeh i agree i really like the Butter Yourself aswell :)

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  4. Hey!
    I just became your newest follower. I absolutely adore this place! Aussie hair products are the BEST. :D
    Love,
    Chloe from:

    http://lobleycottage.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou and yeh they are really good x

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  5. I really want to try the Liz Earle mist xx


    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love it, i really like the caudalie beauty elixir aswell but its abit more pricey x

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  6. I love my 3 minute miracle! :)

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  7. I want to try th Righteous Butter by Soap and Glory- I must buy it when I'm next in Boots as I adoreee the scents of their products like you said. Also Aussie products smell divine I agree!!

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  8. I love love LOVE 3 minute miracle. I think the packaging is different here in the states but the product is fantastic! I use it after I use my clarifying shampoo once per week.

    Great posts :)


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