Monday, November 21, 2011

My Winter Essentials...

Ahoy bloggerinos, I hope you're all well =]

With the dark nights drawing in & Christmas fast approaching I thought I'd show you some of my essential winter products. I use most of these products year round but find them most effective in the winter, my skin seems to feel alot drier in the winter and don't even get me started on chapped lips!


v05 Miracle Concentrate - I use this both as aa serum & leave in conditioner and it leaves my hair feeling unbelievable soft & healthy looking. Full review coming this week so keep your eyes peeled! 

Aussie Take The Heat - A beauty blogger cult classic and for a very good reason. My favourite deep conditioner ever, nothing else leaves my hair feeling and looking so healthy & nourished. A must have!


Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Lotion - This is my favourite everyday moisturising lotion. It absorbs quickly enough to be used in the morning when I'm in a rush but still leaves my skin feeling uber soft. 

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - I've sung this products praises many times before, this has to be hands down my favourite body butter. This can take a little longer to absorb than most lotions but leaves my skin feeling baby soft and it smells amazing!


Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub: I get very bad chapped lips in the winter and this product sorts them out a treat. It gets rid of all dead skin, a must for me before applying lipstick.

Carmex: I'm sure you all know about Carmex so I won't bang on about it but this has to be my favourite lip balm ever! 


Radox Shower Smoothie - I love exfoliating and this product makes the job such a treat. This shower gel smells gorgeous and has tiny exfoliating beads that scrub away dead skin. I also love that they have to state 'don't drink me' on the bottle!

St Ives Apricot Scrub - I have used & loved this product for many years, it leaves my face looking really fresh & dewy and feeling super soft.

Face products:

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Oil - I have only recently discovered this product but it has already made a big impact on my skin. I use it a couple of times a week as a deep moisturiser leaving it overnight and it leaves my skin feeling super soft and looking radiant.

Superdrug Vitamin E Day Cream - This is a great everyday moisturiser. It contains SPF 15 which is important even in the winter months and it does a great job at keeping my skin in good condition without breaking the bank.

Face Masks - These are just a couple of the face masks in my collection. Once a week I treat myself to a mini at home facial starting with a face mask, Montagne Jeunesse being one of my favourite brands to use. They help to remove excess oil and draw out impurities, they smell lovely too!

What are your must have winter essentials?

Sarah xx


  1. Love this post, there's so many great products! I really like the sound of the Superdrug skin oil and day cream, my skin can get really dry in the Winter. You've also reminded me to pick up another Aussie Take the Heat! xxx

  2. I literally love every item here! A lot of it either isn't available in Malta or is super expensive so I can't wait for a visit to England in January to stock up! The shower smoothies just smell absolutely incredible and I'd definitely drink them if it weren't for that sign! xxx

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  3. Love the lip scrub (and just about everything else you have in this post!)
    Im yet to try the V05 concentrate though, definitely going to now though, been thinking about trying it out for a while!

  4. I must ask for a Lush lip scrub for Christmas my lips have been a nightmare lately.

  5. I am obsessed with Blistex, however I have seen many reviews on Carmex so I'm going to get that when my current blistex runs out!

  6. Beautiful Blog Miss, have an amazing day =)

    -Mia xoxo

  7. I love the Chocolate Masque, it smells amazing and leaves my skin so soft! And Carmex is a life saver. You're very good at picking products ;P

  8. Goodness me. I really need that body butter!

  9. love The Righteous body butter! it's amaze!

  10. thanks so much for the recommendations! i love that 3 minute miracle from Aussie.

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