Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Post-Ski Trip Pamper

Post-Ski Trip Beauty Pamper

Post-Ski Trip Beauty Pamper

Post-Ski Trip Beauty Pamper

Post-Ski Trip Beauty Pamper

So going skiing is fun. But you know what’s not? Yep, the uber dry, lackluster skin that I took home with me. I definitely had a mini panic situation going on when I looked myself in my oh-so-favorite (not) magnifying mirror. The sight was scary enough to be featured in any horror movie, so actions needed to be taken asap. I rummaged through my stash, digging out all products that had ‘moisture’ written on them and a SOS-pamper was the plan for the night.

It’s not a proper pamper sesh without having a bath, am I right ladies? My sore muscles could definitely use a little soak and since I was in a mood for something uplifting and relaxing the Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Oil (here) was called to the reuse. I’ve accumulated quite a few minis of this divine product and I’ve been absolutely loving its calming and soothing properties. The beautiful spa-like vapors instantly distress and help fight both the physical and mental fatigue – love.  When it comes to aromatherapy mixed with the benefits of a fantastic skincare product you really can’t beat the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (here). This not only smells heavenly and relaxes me on the spot but it also cleanses and moisturizes the skin beautifully, leaving it feel balanced, calm and silky soft, so on my face it went…

Shower done. Now it was time for the most excessive skincare session I’ve ever had but oh boy, did my skin feel incredible the morning after! First, to help brighten up and exfoliate my skin I applied the GlamGlow Youthmud Mask (here) all over my face and I was hoping for a miracle. And ten minutes later it happened – I swear my skin looked 10x more radiant and glowing, my pores were minimized and my complexion was even, toned and beautifully soft to the touch. This gem is my new best friend and a full size jar of it will be joining the family soon, it’s that good. In order to deeply moisturize and replenish my skin I decided to treat myself to a 10-minute mask and I used my beloved Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask* (here / review). It didn’t fail to completely sort out those unflattering après-ski dry patches I was having on my cheeks and I love how luminous, smooth and hydrated my skin felt afterwards.

After I wiped off the mask with a damp cotton pad I went ahead and rubbed in a few drops of The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (here / review) on my skin. It is my favorite budget-friendly skincare product and it just ticks all the boxes. It does a fab job at deeply moisturizing the skin and it’s perfect for all skin types and I especially love using it when my skin is lacking on the hydration front. The blend of all sorts of beneficial oils is the best treat for my skin and I like that the product absorbs instantly and feels really lightweight. To lock in the moisture I then went all over my face and neck with my Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream* (here). This is heavy-duty stuff and I only use it when my skin screams ‘dehydration’. It is quite a thick and rich cream, enriched with avocado pear oil, manuka honey and grapeseeds extract and it not only has antioxidant benefits but it also injects moisture like there is no tomorrow. My skin literally drank this stuff and it felt so hydrated, smooth and repaired the next morning. Mission accomplished - bye bye dull skin!

Now that my skincare was all slapped on, I needed to take care of my hands and upper body. My skin was extremely dry and almost chapped at places, so I slathered some of the Antipodes Jubiliation Hand & Body Cream* (here). Let’s admit it – this is not world’s most deliciously scented cream but the blend of super-fruit kiwi seed oil, feijoa and wild blackcurrant works a treat and it instantly calmed the redness, nourished the skin and made it look and feel decent again. And now it comes the fun part – painting my nails! Ski trip is done, March is upon us and that means one thing – it’s time to put all the dark nail shades away and embrace the brighter, more vibrant colors. And what better way to do so then paint my tips with one of the prettiest Essie shades I own? Mint Candy Apple (here / review) has ‘Spring’ written all over it and the gorgeous aqua blue / mint shade always makes me happy and excited for the warmer weather. Roll on spring!

Have you tried any of these products before? Which is your top favorite pampering product?

Lots of love,
Andrea
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13 comments

  1. Beautiful picks! I'm a huge fan of Antipodes and would love to try that night cream :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  2. Antipodes seems like such a lovely brand. I really need to get on the ball and try some of their products!
    Amy | Dervish Darling

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  3. Great picks - I need to try the Emma Hardie cleansing balm :)

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  4. Lovely post!!!! Great photos.
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  5. That body cream is literally my life! I cannot live without x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  6. The Body Shop Vitamin E oil is one of my favorite products, feels so great on my skin.

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  7. Great post! I too love The Body Shop Vitamin E Oil/Serum! Ive wanted to try that Antipodes Night Cream for ages! May just have to pick it up :)
    Bea
    www.thebeacollective.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I really want to try so many things from Antipodes, especially their mask. I am going away in a couple of weeks time, so I definitely need to prepare my skin for the cold x

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  9. This was really helpful as I can only get antipodes products online as they dont sell it here.
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  10. I love my Antipodes Joyful Hand and Body Cream! It smells amazing, I think it's black currant too xx

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