Winter Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Winter's such a funny time of year when it comes to your beauty routine, because everything just seems to start rebelling. Skin, hair, lips, they all just seem to completely dry up as soon as the cold winds hit and you're left despairing at how you're going to fix it and still look half-human.

For me, winter is all about looking after yourself. Taking your routines right back to basics and giving your skin and hair a little bit of much-needed TLC. There's been a fair few products that have seen me few the last few freezing cold months so I thought I'd put together a little post to share them with you!

Lush Ultrabland 


Sometimes you're lucky enough to find a product which seems to answer all your beauty prayers in one little tub. For me, Ultrabland is that product. It seems to quash any skin problems that I may have, any time of year. Dry skin? Ultrabland. Redness? Ultrabland. Just looking a bit haggard? Yep, you guessed it, Ultrabland. This little product is brilliant for stripping your skincare right back to basics, it's no frills, no fuss but the super-creamy formula just leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soothed, even after just one use. (I probably sound like an advert, and I don't mean to, I just love this product so much!)

John Freida Sheer Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner



In the Winter months, it's so easy to just let your hair colour fade, but especially as a blonde, that's your worst nightmare! I'm a little bit fussy when it comes to my haircare, but I keep coming back to John Frieda time and again, because it keeps my blonde vibrant and glossy, as well as looking after all of the strain I put it through with blow drying and curling. 

NYX Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim


I'm normally rocking plum/red tones all Winter long, but this year I've been more in favour of nudes, and I've become obsessed with matte lipsticks (mostly because I can't be doing with the effort of reapplying it throughout the day!) This particular shade has become one of my holy grails, it's such a beautiful brownish-reddish tone which is flattering on everyone and lasts all day!

Lush Oatifix Face Mask


Another favourite from Lush, this little face mask has been my skin's saviour of the last few months. It looks SO weird when you put it on, as it just looks like you've smeared porridge oats all over your face, but when you rinse it off, it leaves your skin feeling ridiculously soft and nourished. It's also infused with banana so it smells AMAZING!

Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil


I picked up this cleanser a couple of months ago after a foundation consultation at Bare Minerals, when the lady who I spoke to commented on how dry my skin was and recommended an oil-based cleanser to try to sort it out. I'd never tried Burt's Bees before but heard good things, so I thought I'd give it a go. And I love it! It's a very lightweight cleanser, which hydrates the skin without leaving it feeling sticky or like you've got a lot of residue left behind. 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette


I definitely couldn't write this post without mentioning this little beauty. I got the latest Naked palette for Christmas - I'd wanted it for ages but I was a little unsure of how I would use the colours and make them work for me. A scroll through Pinterest and a couple of hours of experimenting, and I am obsessed. I LOVE the fact that the colours are so different to what I would normally wear, they're so pigmented and blendable, and they work perfectly for the Autumn/Winter season. Anyone who's thinking about buying it, do it, you won't regret it!

Which beauty products are you loving this winter?

Love,
Sian xo

12 comments:

  1. That NYX lip colour is beautiful & the Urban Decay Heat palette is absolutely beautiful!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I love it, it's so versatile and I can wear it with everything! I've also been obsessed with the Heat palette - can't stop using it! xo

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  2. I love the Lush products! I will have to try them ones out!
    Keira x

    keiratoni.co.uk

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    1. You totally should - they're amazing! xo

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  3. I absolutely love John Frieda hair products and occasionally have used the shampoo and conditioner for red hair and it made such a difference! I’m naturally gingery / red and it made it so much more vibrant.

    Jenny
    Http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Me too! It's such a fab brand for coloured hair I think! xo

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  4. Such good pics. I really depend on Burt’s Bees for winter. Such a saviour for my skin in the winter.

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    1. Aw thank you so much Rosie! I'm always so worried that my photos aren't up to scratch haha! I need to try some more Burt's Bees stuff, I've been converted! xo

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  5. So I've been thinking about getting the urban decay palette, but have had hesitations because I thought the colors were just a bit too warm for me. I am thinking that maybe I should revisit that thought tho! Burt's Bees is super popular in the States, so I've used quite a few of their products and they are really ace. I need to use more things from Lush. I live so close to one, and I just don't take advantage of it!

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    1. I thought that too, so I was a bit hesitant but after playing around with them I've completely changed my mind because you can do so many looks - and you can make it quite subtle if you want to and just build on the colours! I need to try more Burt's Bees, this is the first product I've tried and I need to build my collection! xo

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  6. I might have to pick up that Ultrabland, it seems like a holy grail product for dry skin, i.e. me. It's a great post and the photography is top-notch (a million miles ahead of mine!)

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it - my skin gets SO dry & Ultrabland sorts it out right from the very first use. I keep coming back to it again and again because I love it so much! Aw thank you so much, my photography still needs so much work but it's definitely getting better considering I only have my iPhone to use! xo

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