This post was inspired by the “summer essentials” tag I did last summer. Anyway, because I enjoyed putting that one together so much, I decided to do a winter version … and here it is!
1) What is your ultimate winter party season lip product?
Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in Red Rum. Sooooo good for that glamorous pop of red that is absolutely necessary for a winter party outfit! If you’re interested, I did a review on it a while ago and it gets viewed over and over again!
2) What is your essential product for winter?
Agadir Argan Oil spray treatment – I LOVE THIS STUFF! I have very fine hair, and I can use this beautiful light spray liberally and it never seems to weigh it down or make it look oily; but it does leave it looking shiny and silky and holds the flyways down. I get it from my hairdresser and it’s a godsend. It also smells divine.
3) What’s next on your wish list?
When I saw this Shiseido Synchro Skin foundation on makeup blogger, Kirsty Leigh, from Makeup Obsessives, I knew I had to try it! I have been a Shiseido user from way back and have always loved it, so I popped into the Shiseido counter and got a wee tester. And guess what? It is BRILLIANT, so I’m off to buy the full-sized version …
4) Name one beauty essential that is never missing from your handbag during the colder months.
A Nivea Lip Butter of some description – I HATE having dry lips, so I always keep one of these in my handbag. My current favourite is the Vanilla Macadamia one, but next up is going to be the Caramel Cream for sure! There’s just one minor irritation with these cute wee tins – sometimes they’re hard to open so they’re probably not ideal if you have false nails.
5) What are your winter weather skincare saviours?
Regular home facials (I alternate between the Manuka Doctor apiclear Purifying Facial Peel and the Manuka Doctor apinourish Rejuvenating Face Mask) and lots of moisturiser! I use Nivea Soft moisturiser because it’s cheap, but it’s also the best one I’ve found for my skin, so why turn your nose up just because it’s cheap right?! I also do an at-least-weekly hair mask – I like Lush’s H’Suan Wen Hua mask – it leaves my hair feeling fabulous.
6) What is winter going to smell like this year?
It’s smelling like Viktor & Rolfe Flower Bomb!
7) What’s your favourite winter makeup tip?
If you’re using a foundation brush to apply your foundation, buff it in as much as you can with your brush, and then follow up LIGHTLY with a slightly damp Beauty Blender to make sure all the little nooks and crannies are smooth and blended.
8) What are you greatest winter indulgences?
♥ Soy cappuccinos at Punnet and Two Birds @ Narrows Landing ♥ lazy internet browsing ♥ Snuggling up on the couch in a soft blanket reading a good book ♥ Watching Crime TV on a Sunday afternoon while doing the ironing for the week ♥ B.A.I.T shoes in jewel and pastel colours ♥ Winter frocks ♥ Emerald Dita cardies.
9) LUSH winter – your top pick?
A French Kiss Bubble Bar … this looks and sounds like a real treat! It has calming rosemary and lavender which is perfect for potentially stressed and dry winter skin.
10) Name one (or more) random winter essentials.
♥ Beautiful pashminas in gorgeous jewell colours to add warmth and pizazz to your outfit, without bulk. ♥ Jewell-coloured berets – I have a teal one winging it’s way to me now! ♥ Polkadots on everything! ♥ Brooches – always gorgeous on winter ensembles … here’s my latest one – the Audrey brooch by Deer Arrow – she even has a sparkly crown!
Here’s to a snuggly and glamorous winter …