Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My New Years Eve


It's the same every year me and the boy staying in playing board games, drinking and eating, however we were saved by some lovely close family friends and are off out for a get together. Naturally my plans on what to wear and my make up instantly changed from pjs and not caring, to proper clothes and caring a little! 

Clothing: As it's a get together at a house there's no need to over do it so jeans it is but some with a bit of something different. I've gone for coated jeans from Topshop. I've wanted a pair of these for ages and when santa brought them to me I was over the moon. Comfy and stretchy I will be nice and comfortable and ready to last the night. The top is also Topshop which I also had from Santa. I had it on my list because I just love the vintage feel of it and the type of roll neck is so flattering. No necklaces required as the simplistic yet crazy top is enough.(Dress version here)


Make up wise: A very standard look really as like I said we are staying in (kind of) but with a little glitter to make it feel a little special. I have worn red eyeshadow quite a bit this year and is probable my fav look.

All the make up below is featured on the first picture (the completed look) I thought it would be easier and quicker to just upload pictures of it all. 






Whatever you are doing, wherever you are have a lovely evening and stay safe!
I'm hoping for big things for '-Thats-just-me-' in 2015, so stay tuned.
Happy New Year!!

Big love to all you lovely readers and subscribers 
xoxo

Monday, December 29, 2014

Products I liked in December


A month of rediscovery! December has been lovely product wise as I have curbed my spending on myself due to Christmas being round the corner, which has made me shop my stash often and fell back in love with some products that I hadn't used for a long time.

We've been in our new house since April and this has been packed in my Cath Kidston beauty travel case since. I had completely forgotten about it until my recent clear out and shower time smells oh so good again. To me this smells like sweets, skittles or refreshers. As it's an exfoliator I tend to only use it a few times a week but really does scrub my skin nicely and leaves it feeling lovely and fresh.

Mink and Stone necklace- £56.27- 
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to design my own necklace on the Mink and Stone website and was entered into their blogger competition. I was over the moon when I found out I had won and before I knew it, the necklace I had designed arrived on my doorstep. I haven't stopped wearing this, to work, into town etc. I have got lots of lovely compliments on it and will continue to wear very frequently.

Sephora eyehsadow- Precious gem- $13- 
This was purchased quite a while ago. It ended up being used a few times and then being added to my collection of single eyeshadows and soon forgotten as I go to my palettes more often. At the start of December I started to rummage for Christmassy products, anything that shimmered or contained glitter and I came across this. Its matches perfectly when put over the top of either Cranberry or Antiqued by Mac. It gives your eyes that tiny bit of shimmer. Perfect for this time of year.

Rimmel London- Spice lip pencil- £2.99-
As you can see in the picture above, this has been used quite a few times. It ends up giving my lips a very dark nude look which as everybody is aware of at this moment in time. It's quite drying and you need to apply some lip balm at the beginning of your make up application. During the day I tend to dab some on to keep the moisture in. This shade looks great for day and night especially alongside bold eye make up.

Maybelline- Super stay 24 hour- £8.99-
I featured this in it's very own post linked HERE so won't go into too much detail. This is just great for Christmas day. Through continuous eating and drinking it doesn't budge and is super glossy with a hint of glitter. It's such a winner.

Rodial- Been venom moisturiser- (sample in picture) £150-
This came in my special edition Glossybox and didn't think much of it when opening the box. I started using it near to the end of November and have completely used up my sample size. I didn't visibly notice changes in my skin but it made my it feel moistured, soft and bouncy. Because of the name I thought my skin was going to really tighten or tingle and I didm't feel anything like it at all. Kinda disappointed (giggles). Its in my favourites because it does make my skin feel lovely and have enjoyed using it.

Thank you for stopping by! Bring on January :)

xoxo

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ciate advent calendar


Having watched fellow bloggers feature this advent calendar for what seems year after year, this year I finally treated myself to one. Sometime in November TKMaxx had stacks and stacks of last years Ciate advents at only £19.99! Thats a steal compared to the price of a freshly released one asking £50 of your hard earned cash. I didn't even give myself time to think and just bought it and spread the word so my mum and sister joined the nail polish advent crew too.

Working the same as a traditional advent calendar you open a door every day of advent to reveal a surprise, but Instead of chocolate its nail polish. I was personally so grateful to find this due to recently finding out I'm no longer aloud to eat dairy so to all of my fellow women allergy sufferers.... this is a good option.

Just to clarify I had 2013 calendar which included the following products behind its magical advent doors (In no particular order):

Snow globe, boudoir, Hoopla, Hopscotch, Sugar plum, Fit for a queen, Candy floss, Amazing gracie, Pepperminty, Encorel, Startlet, Chinchilla,Members only, Play date, Ivory queen, Main stage, Pillow fight, Tweed and tails, Caviar metallic pearls silver, Caviar metallic pearls gold, Caviar metallic pearls Midnight in Manhattan, Caviar pearls Cupids arrow, Twinkle toes glitter, Dallas dolly sequins.


If I'm honest I've never bothered with the fiddly stuff like the pears or loose glitter, but having this calendar its allowed me to give them a go when I would normally pass them by in the shops. The only downside I found with this advent was that there were a few shades that were very similar to each other which kind of annoyed me but overall the range of colours is very good.I can honestly say that I don't need to buy any nail polish for a while. 

Were you lucky enough to have the latest Ciate advent calendar? Would love for you to link me to a blog post if you have featured it.

Happy Sunday!
xoxo 

Friday, December 26, 2014

A few Christmas present beauty picks


On boxing day you don't want anything too heavy to concentrate on due to the full on day yesterday, so todays post is a few beauty things I received from Santa that I am very much looking forward to using. 

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser- £8.99- 
I am usually a massive Liz Earl cleanse and polish girl but feel I need something else for during the week. I always think that you can't go wrong (reaction wise) with a product that claims its gentle on the skin, and have heard so much about this that I was intrigued to try it out. It's recommend for all skins types, can remove daily make up, can be used on face and body and can help against dryness. It sounds like a win win situation and can't wait to give it a go, and being so affordable and easy to buy its even better.

Loreal La Palette Nude- £11.99-
Being a sucker for a palette as soon as I saw this in shops I knew it had to be mine at some point. I was super happy to recive this on Christmas day and used the darkest plum colour which is just lovely. Being in a hurry yesterday I didn't prime my eyelids and had a bit of creasing so can't really judge yet but all colours seem very pigmented. A great range of colours for day and night.

Pixi Glow Tonic- £18.00-
Exfoliating toners is an area of skincare I am not really in good knowledge about so am trying to educate myself, and Caroline Hirons videos and blog have been great. This helps to tone, exfoliate and tighten skin. Its alcohol free and contains ginseng and aloe vera. My fingers are so crossed for this to help out my skin!


Thanks so much for stopping by on boxing day. Hope you are having a lovely day and are relaxing, eating and keeping warm.

P.S- who else is looking forward to Christmas haul videos and blog posts!?!?!

Much love!
xoxo

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lush- Candy mountain


It's Christmas Eve, and for me that calls for a special soak after a day of cleaning the house and lots of baking. So I chose the Candy Mountain Bubble bar (others available).

Even though this comes out this time of year, every year I have never tried it! Crazy really as I am such a Lush addict but I tend to stick to just bath bombs. This appealed to my sweet tooth straight away whilst taking in a wiff of all in the store and is basically Snow Fairy but in a bubble bar which is perfect. Candy floss with hints of vanilla this is sure to be a winner from all sugary sweet toothed lovers. Whilst your bath is running you crumble some of this bar under the running tap which creates lovely fluffy sweet smelling bubbles that fill your tub to the brim. The vanilla in the bar helps to get your skin silky smooth and hydrated. When getting out the bath your skin is still soft and smells delightful, good enough to eat. This is such a great product and I will definitely be re-purchasing next year as you get so many baths out of it!! Great value for money. 

The big downside to this bubble bar is that its only around 6-8 weeks and because I bought it late it will be gone before I know it. I'm hoping that boxing day when I venture out I'll be able to stock up.

To all of you that are like me and love a Christmas Eve bath, enjoy, relax. And to you all. Have a very Merry Christmas!! Next post up on Friday as normal.

xoxo 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Organising my Mac eyeshadows


As much as I love the Mac pro palettes the fact you can't see the names of the shadows slightly gets on my wick, so the super organised me decided to do something about it.

You can probably tell that I have a slight addiction to collecting MAC eyeshadows, which I have to say will continue to grow. Sometimes I find myself wanting to use certain shades  from my collection and having to pick them out every time is such a pain, and sometimes ends up with my finger nail stabbing right into the shadows.... not good. Until one day I had a brain wave. 



I bought the stickers from WHsmiths and cost just a few pounds, and I can't tell you how much I love that I've done this. I didn't even realise I had the shade Mulch!!! It's like early Christmas. I highly recommend doing this if you are like me and like to be organised. I'm going to spread the word and do this to my mums palette too.

Happy Monday to you all! 3 more sleeps!!

xoxo


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Matching Christmas nails and lip colour


I find it very satisfying matching my nail polish with my lipstick, and this time of year is perfect to go that little bit more OTT than normal. After having my Christmas nails done I rummaged through my vast collection of lipsticks and came across the shade that is perfect for the big day to match with my nails.

Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour colour- £8.99- Is a double ended lip product. It comes with a conditioning balm as a prep for the colour. Its very moisturising and sinks into the lips quickly. I tend to put this on at the beginning of my make up routine and by the end when I put my lipstick on they are ready and well prepared. I love the applicator for the lipstick! It makes it so easy to apply and with the pointed end applying it to your cupids bow is easy peasy. Mine doesn't have a shade or number on it but its a dark read with hint of fuscia pink. It contains small glitter particals that when the light shine on them, they give off blue, pink, silver sparkles. Perfect for Christmas, and perfect with my nails.


The staying power of this is awesome, but to the point where my lips are stained at the end of the day. This is something that gets on my wick normally but when you really do need the power you become so grateful! Eating, drinking, and more eating this lip colour with stay and stay and stay and will fast become a reliable product you will keep going back to (just like I do).

So if you're looking for a Christmassy red that sparkles and stays all day then this is your guy! Happy make up prepping for the big day! Hashtag....... hoping its not just me.


Thanks for stopping by. 4 more sleeps!!!

xo

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blogging & a full time job


So here's my 100th post!! I can't quite believe that its here, and feel slightly proud. For some of you lovely followers you've been with me since my red hair days and will know that I started blogging and had to stop for a while because of my life choice at the time was taking over. But this year I found myself logging back into Blogger after what seemed a lifetime will feel that I won't turn back.

Why log in again?- I love to try out products seeing what is good on my skin, what could be good for others and also the comparison between different brands. I find it so interesting and find myself spending money on items that I don't need, but they bring me so much interest and enjoyment I can't stop. My family have to hear me bang on about anything beauty so much that blogging helps me to share my findings/loves/hates/recommendations with the world, and whoever wants to read it...will read it. 

Where to now? - The blog is well and truly staying for the foreseeable future. Ive found my hobby again that I loved oh so much and feel that this is for real now, and here to stay. My full time job is secure and am happy with the school I work at and have found a happy medium with juggling both a very full on job and a full on hobby. Having said that I still haven't been organised enough this winter with the whole darkness early thing. Do you think I need a box light? I think so. 

The new year-  My aim is to expand my blog and its content. As much as I love beauty and anything in-between I feel that my interest in fashion is growing and may dive into that. Other than that I am very much a beauty junkie with an addiction that my purse thinks is unhealthy.

Thank you to all of you that follow me and those of you that pop by every now and again. Stick with me, my organisation with picture taking will get better..... I will try :)

Have a fab weekend!! See you Sunday.

xoxo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Lipstick Queen bargain



I am really struggling with daylight, photo taking, life and crazy time of year at full time job at the moment so please excuse the quality.

It's probably getting boring, but TKMaxx have done it again and was on top form the weekend just gone. Rummaging through the beauty shelves I spotted the big bold letters LIPSTICK QUEEN and thought hmmmm worth a look and low and behold it was a steal being only £14.99 from £40!!!. So a look ended up putting it in my basket and going home with me. (Similar box set here)

I had seen this brand on other blogs and social media sights and have wanted to try these lipsticks out before so grabbed the bargain while I could. Saint pink, Medieval and Sigh are the three shades that came in the box set. They are sheer lipsticks and feel very much like a balm once applied and feel so moisturising as they are packed with shea butter. The lasting power of them is ok, not the best but what do you expect for a lip product that is glossy and balm like. It ends up just disappearing which I like as you never get stuck with a red smudge over your face. The range of shades is nice and would make a nice present as you get a nice pink, peach and berry which will always go down well. 

Have you tried anything from Lipstick Queen? Have you found anything awesome in TKmaxx you want to share?

P.S- It's nearly Christmas!!!!

Thanks for supporting me guys
xoxo

Monday, December 15, 2014

A NEOM bath


Bath oils are something I've not really discovered until now, and have always thought of them as a bit of a luxury. Until I walked into my favourite shop (TKMaxx) for £12.99 and spotted these bad boys hiding under lots of big bottles of shower gel. 

Being NEOM products they are organic, made from the finest ingredients and are free from any synthetic products and at first was a bit taken a back as I had only ever used candles by them. 
The scents included in the box are as follows; Moroccan Blush rose, Lavender Jasmine and Brazilian Rose wood, English Lavender - sweet basil and Jasmine. A couple of them include Lavender which is fab to use before bed as it really gets you in the mood for the land of nod. All of the scents are sweet and really do add a little something special to your bath. Your skin feels silky smooth when getting out of the bath and is definitely appreciated by my skin this time of year as my legs especially get so dry. 

Do you use bath oils at all? Have you tried these or any other NEOM bath products?

Thanks for reading
xo

Friday, December 12, 2014

Addicted to Vlogmas



I thought I'd take a go at writing a post thats a little bit different tonight, and I hope you don't mind. A beauty or fashion post will be up on Sunday as normal. 

So I've been a YouTube addict for years now and theres nothing I enjoy more than watching video after video thats waiting for me in my subscriptions tab. I've always loved watching my fav YouTubers taking part in Vlogmas, but more and more are taking part every year and this year I am loving the volume of daily fixes I am getting! Yes a large part of the interest is nosiness, but the Vlog thing is getting bigger by the day and is becoming more of a well known thing that a lot of people are appreciating.

The YouTubers I am really enjoying on their Vlogmas journey:

* Lily Pebbles
* Dizzybrunette3
* TheSammiMariaShow
* Tanya Burr

I watch a lot more than this list but these are the ones I am enjoying the most and for lots of different reasons. They all work so hard which is adament when watching them vlogging on a daily basis. Its just nice to see what other people are getting up to in the run up to the big day and does really get you into the Christmas spirit. Sometimes it gives me inspiration on places to go at the weekend, things to buy etc. Strangely you feel like you know these people becuase you've watched them for years and feel like you have so much in common. Blogging and Youtubing is such a nice community and these guys are awesome, and if you're not into watching You Tube videos then that needs to change.

Head over to their Youtube accounts (which are linked above) and have a watch and get into the Christmas spirit :)

Happy Friday!

xoxo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trouble sleeping? Well 'This Works'


For years I didn't go to sleep till at least midnight. My mum used to say "count sheep" or "turn the light off and lay there with your eyes closed". Neither of those used to work for me and it seems to run in the family, so when I found this product last year it was a Christmas present for many of them. Having heard very positive feedback from my family about this I had to go and try it for myself and have only just purchased one myself. Now I hate to think about the day when this runs out ...

The 'This Works - deep sleep pillow spray'  is very easy to use: You spray the mist over your pillow just before you go to bed. I tend to spray it then go off and brush my teeth etc to allow it to rest into my pillow case. The lavender scent is delightful and the scent comes as no surprise as its a very popular assistant for many people with sleep problems. Before using this it used to take me ages to fall asleep, and I used to watch episode after episode of 'Peep Show' before I felt the slightest bit sleepy. Now I am gone within 15 minutes and am waking up feeling refreshed. 

I can't really go into any more detail about this product other than yes it actually works!!

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you have your own method? Or do you use this?

I have my 100th post coming up and wondered if you guys would like to be in control of what post you see for this to mark the moment? Please comment below and let me know :)

Thanks for stopping by
xoxo

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's all about glittery nails at Christmas



I'm not normally into much sparkle and glitter on my clothing, however when it comes to nail varnish I am most certainly there! You can't beat a good glittery nail varnish on your ring finger or all your fingers, it's Christmas so what the hell. I have four here to share with you, one is very new and the others have been re-purchased.

American Apparel- Supernova- £7.00 -
Takes a while to dry, but when it's good to go, it's a show stopper. Being multi-coloured you can wear this with so many outfits which is great for this time of year when your off shopping, to lunch, seeing family and friends and then going out to dinner. It has a variety of sized glitter pieces which give it a bit of different overall effect which is really eye catching. 

Barry M- Pink Sapphire- £2.99 -
A pot of pink sparkly goodness for under three quid! Such a bargain polish and has great lasting quality when used with a good top coat. The circle pieces of glitter are all pink, but then there are single strands of silver glitter which changes colour in the light which can look so pretty. It can catch the light to look gold, silver, pink, blue, the list goes on. If your going for a proper girlie pretty glitter, this is your gal.

Essie- Leading Lady- £5.44 -
This is one of a kind in my collection as the polish is not see through with glitter. Its actually a dark red which on the brush can look red/black its that dark. The glitter is a bright red and very sparkly. Can be worn on its own, but if thats the case you do need to layer a few times. I normally chuck on any red I have then put this on top. Has the lasting power of shellac and can stay on my nails for what feels like forever. A perfect Christmas Eve/day polish.

Ciate mini- Snow Globe- Full size--> £9.00 -
A clear polish that contains multi sized holographic flakes, which transform your coloured polish into an actual snow globe! One coat gives a few random pieces of glitter but layer on a few coats and your fingers are ready to hit the dance floor. The only issue I've had with this is that some pieces of glitter are that big that they don't lay on my nails flat, instead they stick out and catch in my hair and so on. The holographic pieces catch the light and show of a few different colours. This is especially beautiful when put on top of a nude or neutral polish.

Will you be adding some sparkle to your nails the festive season? Get in touch and let me know! Would love for people to tweet me a picture or tag me in an Instagram post!

Also, a massive hello to my new subscribers! I am so happy to have you hear :)

Happy painting on this cold and dark mani Monday!

xoxo

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Primers for the party season


Are you getting in at the end of the day/night and looking in the mirror at your skin which looks like you haven't put anything on it? In that case you are in need of a primer and boy do I have a couple of corkers for you to choose from.

Benefit The POREfessional - £24.50- 
Having used this for ages now I feel slightly biased towards this as my favourite of the two. The first couple of weeks of using it I actually didn't even like it. It felt too oily and really didn't think it worked. However after persisting with it I haven't put it down since and have two other bottle waiting upstairs in my back up stash. It has proved to be a lovely base for make up to go on top of but also something that allows the foundation to remain with the same finish as it did when you first applied it. The round up....a great product!

Laura Mercier Foundation primer- £29.00- 
I've only had this since receiving my Harvey Nichols Glossybox but have been really enjoying this for my day time wear. For some reason I actually prefer the feel and consistency of the Benefit product. This is more gel like and feel wet and thin on my skin, where as the Benefit feels thicker. I prefer this for the day as the thinner consistency and coverage feels nicer to wear during the day and teams perfectly with my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. 

To sum: Over the holiday season I will be sticking with the POREfessional for those evening occasions where I want to look flawless and the Laura Mercier will be used for those days where you visit family, trips out to do last minute shopping.

Do you already use a face primer? I would love to try a few more.

Happy Monday everyone!
xo

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wearing red at Christmas


It doesn't have to be the party season for me to rock a red lipstick, but it is something that people like to wear more around the festive period. My problem though is that I really do like wearing red lipsticks and have quite a few and have narrowed it down to my favs for the party season (one in particular that has featured a lot on the blog).

As a Sleek lipstick love I own quite a few of their lip products, but this by far is my favourite shade. It's got a hint of pink in there which is more of a fuscia hint than anything else. Being such a gorgeous mix of red and pink it really does brighten my teeth and skin. It's got great staying power, and not too drying even though it's a matte product.

A lip pencil/crayon that applies smooth, pigmented, handbag friendly and has awesome lasting power...... My list can go on and on about this product. The shade is a lovely bright red, very similar in colour with the Loreal lipstick featured. Great with food as once its on your lips, its on.

Red, red, red with a slight undertone of orange which helps to give it such a vibrant payoff when on the lips. A matte lipstick which I find I need to use a pencil with as smudges on me but really does compliment my pale porcelain skin. A nice bright red to make a statement in an all black sparkly outfit this season.

A very talked about lipstick. Sometimes called the 'perfect vintage red'. The main reason for this is the shade as it looks like such a perfect bright red. Not too much of an undertone to it but a shade that you could imagine Marilyn Monroe wearing. Would imagine it to be very flattering on all skin types and hair colours. Matte finish again.... I obviously like a matte finish. I have to prep my lips well for times when this is going to be worn, however colour lasts well and one you will get many compliments on.

Darkest of the group and is  most definitely a true red. It has slight blue undertones which help to make your teeth look whiter .... WIN! Do I need to tell you what finish this is? No, what I do need to tell you is that you can't fail with this lipstick, especially in the winter. 

Get ready for something different... HIGH SHINE! Yes you heard it right, high shine, velvety smooth liquid lipstick. Once dry it feels like a lipstick on the lips but one that be layered and layered without going all clumpy or funny looking. Also a lip products that applies in a liquid form but doesn't really come off once dry. Sip away at that champagne knowing your Christmasy lips are still very much there.

So that was 6 of my fav festive red lip products for this season. 

Would love for you to tell me yours!

Much love
xoxo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baby it's cold outside


I can't keep track oh how much I am moaning that I'm cold, I know Ive mentioned it in a couple of previous posts but seriously.....I am feeling the cold. On the 1st December I took my scarf on an outing, first time of the year! I had forgotten how much comfort a scarf can bring you when you're feeling a slight chill in the air. However much I love my red and white hand knitted scarf, I feel some new winter accessories could be in order. Because baby....its cold outside.


Boohoo holly christmas pudding beanie hat - £8.00- I don't think I need to explain why I love this? 

ASOS christmas pug mittens - £8.00- I love these for myself but also for my nan who is a huge pug fan. Fun, cute and will keep your hands warm. I prefer mittens to gloves as I think they look more girlie.

Cos woven wool scarf - £49.00- The most gorgeous colour I have ever seen for a scarf, a colour like this I would never normally want to wear at this time of year as it can give a coldness about an outfit. However saying this I saw Anna at Vivianna does makeup wear it and looked great with her jacket!

River Island limited edition cream block faux fur tippet- £25- A few weeks ago I spotted this in store and fell head over heels. Being a huge fan of faux fur anyway I tend to get drawn to these but this one is just so cool. Having different coloured blocks of fur makes it interesting and a bit different to the normal ones you can get.

New look dark green blanket cape- £19.99- Love this cape for ages now and still haven't bought it. You would need to layer this up a lot to justify wearing an open cape at this time of year, but thats fine with me. As well as wearing it outside I think that this could be a lovely throw over whilst sitting on the sofa.

Amelia Jane London racoon fur pom pom hat- £28.00- Its probably silly for me to follow this lovely brand on Instagram but their furry items are just so lovely. They do this hat in so many different pretty colours but my love for mustard grew even more when I saw this on their website. Handy for this time of year, lovely colour and check out the fluffy pom pom!

Missguided faux fur collar- £12.99- Bottle green is a gorgeous colour and so this season. Thought that if you didn't want to go too different with the block RI one then this green would give an outfit a little bit of glamour and interest.


These have been a small group of loves I have spotted over the last week or so. A few are seasonal yes, but who can say their not a sucker for a pug in a christmas hat!?

Hope you enjoyed this wintery post, beauty is back on Friday!

xoxo

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello December - hair, hands and body


Adverts calendars, present panic, wrapping, hot chocolates, Christmas films, dark and cold nights in, the list can go on and on listing all the things I love about December and the run up to the big day. I have some beauty staples that are brought out of my stash every winter to help me through this month.

Cocoa butter: skin therapy oil - £9.99-  I love to use this in December for so many reasons. I can really suffer with dry skin and this can sort that our straight away. After the shower or bath I like to slap a nice thick layer all over my skin and jump into a onesie or some thick pjs. You feel a bit sticky for a while but when you wake up the next day, it feels like you have baby soft skin. To top it off........ it smells like mint chocolate!

Soap and Glory Hand food - £5.50 - A staple in a lot of peoples hand bag or bed side tables, this hand cream is a winning for me any time. I tend not to use this during the other months of the year as I find that it is quite thick and my hands don't really need that much attention. The smell is lovely and typical to Soap and Glory products. Not an expensive product and you get a lot for your money and lasts a long time. I tend to apply this after I've done all my skincare routine and brushed my teeth. I wash my hands and smooth in a generous amount into my hands so it can soak in over night. Bliss.

OGX Keratin oil - £4.99 - I have very dry hair naturally as well as having a lot of bleach through it so I need to take more care in the colder months. I have re-purchased this twice as I found it to be so lovely to use. With other hair oils it leaves your hands feeling so horrible (I'm a bit weird) but this one doesn't leave the strange feeling which made me very happy. I apply it on towel dried hair and a small amount after blow drying. It makes my hair feel advert quality, smooth and silky and the dry horse hair is left behind.

Do you have any winter staples that you swear by? I would to know.

Thanks for stopping by xo