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14.11.2018- Beauty Buys: Winter Wonders

At this time of the year, and especially now that the weather is on the turn, I find myself regularly reaching for an armful of seasonal beauty staples- a few of which are new additions to my routine which I’m getting on really well with. I feel like I’ve said this a million times before, but I always tend to forget just how much my skin absolutely hates the winter, and because it’s so sensitive I always feel like it needs much more tlc at this time of the year than any other. Luckily, I’ve got a stash of supplies in my seasonal arsenal to help allay those winter woes:


I’m a late convert to all things Elemis, but picked up this Papaya Enzyme Peel after it was recommended to me following a facial a few weeks ago. A happy halfway house between cleanser and exfoliating mask, so far it’s really helping to pep my complexion up, and in the long run I’ve been reassured that it will solve those problematic visible pores. In truth, I’ve always been a bit weary of exfoliators as the more abrasive ones tend to play havoc with my skin, but this is wonderfully gentle and definitely money well invested. Next up, a much-loved favourite in the shape of my This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray- the most soothing essential to make sure you get a good night’s sleep and which is the perfect tool for helping you to unwind at the end of the day too. I’ve been having some quiet badly broken nights recently, so this is much needed just now! 

Next up, a brand which I’m comparatively new to- Herbivore. This Regenerating Facial Oil has been a real boon to my evening routine and is great for combating the dry skin which is so much part and parcel of this time of the year. Similarly, since switching my cleanser of choice to Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel, my skin has really seen the benefit, particularly as the gel formulation is so gentle and really soothing. Finally, a splash of (dare I say it!) festive colour in the shape of Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Matte Lipstick. This shade, Red Carpet, is a classic bold red which stays put perfectly thanks to the budge-proof formulation. 

Which winter beauty buys have you been reaching for recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

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