Monday, 21 January 2013

My Winter Beauty Essentials for healthy and pretty-looking skin and hair:

Hello beauties! So it’s winter time and it is super cold outside and the air is really dry, therefore our skin and hair are experiencing a little bit of a beauty crisis. I personally, have always had problems maintaining my hair and skin looking and feeling glowing and healthy during the colder months. This year, however, I think that I finally found the top ten products that make a really huge deference and help me look my best! :) For me, the winter skin care is all about two things: exfoliation and moisturizing! If you manage to do these two steps on a regular basis during winter, I promise you that you’ll end up looking so much better! <33 So here are my top ten picks, hope you enjoy! :))

my winter beauty essentials


1. So the first thing is my all-time favorite Body scrub! It’s from The Body Shop and it’s their Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub. This stuff smells like heaven to me – super citrusy and fresh! It’s definitely one of my alt-time favorite scents from The Body Shop. The scrub itself has really fine particles which exfoliate like charm, but at the same time are so gentle on the skin and make the skin super soft and smooth! This product also has some organic honey in it which moisturizes and conditions the skin. I really recommend this scrub, it’s lovely! 

2. Next, I like to use a Moisturizing Body Wash!  My favorite one is Soap&Glory’s Clean On Me Shower Gel. I’ve talked about this product before, but I really love it! The main thing I like it is because it has a build-in body lotion in it, which makes it really moisturizing and great for the skin. Plus, it smells basically like heaven!  

3. After I get out of the bathroom I always like to apply a lotion or body butter all over my body. For winter, however, it’s better to use a nice body butter because they are thicker and moisturize the skin deeper and for a longer period of time! My favorite is again from The Body Shop and it’s their “Coconut Body Butter”. I did a full on review on it, so I won’t get into too much detail (see the review here) but I really love it. It makes my skin super hydrated and soft.  

4. For my hair, I always use a Hair Masque during winter, because the dry, cold hair damages the hair and makes it look really unhealthy. To prevent that I use my Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. You can see my review on it here but it really does an amazing job in conditioning and moisturizing the hair. Love it! 

5. As far as my face goes, I like to use a face exfoliator which removes the dead, dry skin and leves my face soft and smooth. My all-time favorite one is Lush’s Ocean Salt. It makes miracles to my skin, especially during the colder months. Check out my review on it here.

6. One of the most important tips for having a soft and healthy looking face which I can give you is to use a face moisturizer at least twice a day! The dry cold air tends to soak out the moisture of your skin and if you don’t do anything about it you’ll be left with dry, flakey face! The one I like to use at the moment is Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer. This product really hydrates my skin and evens out my skin tone and also makes my skin looking super glowy! It absorbs under the skin really well and doesn’t leave oily residue. It’s super affordable and I love it so much! I’m on my fourth tube right now, lol!

7. For my hands I swear by the Soap&Glory Hand Food hand cream. It really moisturizes my hands and it doesn’t feel greasy at all. The smell is also incredible! It’s definitely one of my Holy Grail beauty items and I did a review on it here. :))
 
8. I don’t know about you, but my cuticles are going crazy during winter. They always get so dry and cracked that I definitely need to use nice cuticle oil or butter. The one I fell completely in-love with recently is the Lush’s Lemony Flutter. It is a really lovely butter that makes your cuticles super soft and smooth. It also nourishes the nails which a lovely bonus. 

9. Last, but certainly not least is the care for my lips. As you probably know if you’ve been following my blog for a while is that I suffer from super dry and chapped lips. During winter they just get the worse, so I really need to exfoliate and moisturize them. For scrub I use my Popcorn Lip Scrub from Lush and I am so impressed by how well it works. If you’re interested check out my full review on it here. :))

10. Then for moisturizing my lips you can use whatever lip balm or butter you wish, but this is really a super important thing to do, especially after exfoliating! My personal favorite at the moment is the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. This lip butter is a sheer neutral pink color, ideal for an everyday use. It moisturizes the lips and makes them so soft and smooth. I love it and I use it all the time. :))

So these were my must-have products for winter, really hope you enjoyed! 

Have an amazing new week everyone! <33

Love,
Andrea 


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  1. This is just perfect timing haha! They are announcing a frigid cold week here in Montreal (tomorrow's forecasted daytime high is -18C...yikes!), so your tips could not have come at a better time! I agree that Lush's lip scrubs do wonders to my dry lips! I am dying to try Soap and Glory's Clean on Me!x :)

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    1. Heheh I'm glad to help! :)) Stay safe and warm dear! <33

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  2. I really want to try "hand food" because apparently it smells amazing and my winter hands really need it haha!

    Great post! :) xx

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    1. Thank you lovely! And the Hand Food is my absolutely favorite scent of all time! And it works miracles! <33

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  3. Love the Korres lip butters. Guava is really good!
    Katie xx
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    1. Love them too! They are one of my favorite lip treatments! I really wnat to try the Guava one! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  4. Ahhh! I LOVE all Lush products! Sometimes a lot of them seem like a good idea, but I'm not completely sure how to make them part of my routine. Loved your reviews and recommendations :) xo

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    1. I adore Lush too! Almost everything I tried from them works incredibly! And thank you so much! <3

      XO,
      Andrea

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  5. Great line-up of products for protection against the winter weather!

    Have you ever tried Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector? It's super hydrating and it makes your skin feel like a baby's bottom. Only problem is the smell...I personally don't enjoy it, but I don't mind it as it's a great hand cream.

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    1. Thanks dear! No, I've never tried it, but it sounds like it works great! Thank you so much for letting me know, I'll definitely try it, regardless the smell! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  6. Also with me living in Canada, is perfect timing we are having -11 with a wind chill to make it -21 in the day time. So the hydrating tips are GREAT !!! Now I have to figure out how to fix my bad cracked lips ( exfoliating as normal )

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    1. Thank you lovely, so glad you found my tips useful! :)) Hope you stay safe and warm! <3

      XO,
      Andrea

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    1. You're welcome dear! And thank you! <3

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  8. What a great post! Most of these products are things I've had my eye on....you're making me want to go buy them all! Very nice!!

    Hill
    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hehe, hope you get some of them asap sweetie! Which ones do you have an eye on? :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  9. Thank you so much for this detailed post! My skin always gets super dry in the winter here in Canada.

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    1. Aww, you are very welcome dear! I'm so happy you found it useful!! Hope your skin gets better! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  10. Wow I love your lay-out! Nicely done. :) And lovely products! xox

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    1. Thank you lovely! Glad you enjoy it! <33

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    1. Definitely! It's a huge cuticle saver for me!! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  12. perfectly assembled! love your suggestion! gotta have me some of that!

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  13. Great post and what lovely products.

    Sadie x

    http://www.brandnewbutterflywings.com/

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  14. so many goodies! i tend to make a lot of my own stuff, but loving your picks

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    1. Thank you! :) I really want to start making my own stuff, too! Tomorrow I plan on tryong out making a face masque with honey and some extra vergin olive oil! Hope it works out! :)) What is your favorite home made thing?

      XO,
      Andrea

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  15. Lovely picks! I love the exfoliating ocean salt scrub, I can't go without a good scrub or my skin gets so dry and icky during winter.
    xo Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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    1. Mine's exactely the same dear! And the Ocean Salt works miracles for my skin! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  16. Thank you for sharing your tips! These look like great products. My skin definitely needs a lot of help during the winter.

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    1. You're welcome! Hope my tips makes your skin feel better! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  17. love this products and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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    1. Aww, thank you so much for supporting me!! Means a lot dear! And of course I'll go check out your blog! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  18. I love Ocean Salt for the summer, but it seems a bit drying on my skin in the winter. I'm also a huge fan of the Body Shop's body butters. The coconut is my ish!

    http://simplyskindeepbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. The Body Shop's body butters are to die for! Love them so much! I recently tried the shea one and it's incredible! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  19. The Lush lipscrubs are one of my favourite products at the moment! I also really like Soap and Glory's Clean on me!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, much appreciated :) Your blog is great, i'm a new follower.

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! <33 The Clean On Me is my all time favorite body wash! It works so great and the scent is just amazing! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  20. Apparently I need to start shopping at Lush!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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    1. I second that! :)) Definitely do it - you'll love Lush, I'm sure! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  21. the body scrub sounds divine...i wld try that sometime :D
    thanks for yr visit..follow maybe ?

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    1. Definitely go sniff it! If you are into citrus scents you'll love it! Plus, it works great! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  22. your right exfoliating and moisturizing are the best ways to keep a fresh face in winter! I will be trying some of these that I don't already own and love. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely that's the way to do it! :)) Let me know how you like whatever you buy dear! I'd love to hear your thoughs on them! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  23. What a great list! I've been dying to try the Macadamia Nut hair mask. Sounds amazing! And I purchased the Lush Popcorn lip scrub last month and have been obsessed with it since. Smells amazing and works so well!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much dear! :)) The popcorn lip scrub is just incredible!! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  24. I really like the Korres Lip Butter! And the Soap and Glory Hand Food but I don't much like the smell!

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    1. Ohh, that's too bad that you don't like it honey! :( For me, this is the one scent that I can sit down and sniff all day! Hehe I love is so much! But I gues we are all different! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  25. I love the Korres lip butter !!! You have a lovely blog and a new follower !!

    NovembreBeaute.blogspot.com

    Natassa xxx

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