May 19, 2017

My Winter/Spring Beauty Essentials


Hello my lovely readers! It feels so good to be back! I'm finally ready to do lots of new and interesting blogposts in the nearest future. And today's one, as you have probably already noticed by the title, is about my beauty essentials in the winter time, things that made me going through and the tough winter weather conditions (the temperature even went down to -25 C in St.Petersburg this year!) much easier. So I divided everything on three categories, here we go!

For Skin

1. My skin saver this year has been an amazing moisturizer called Ultra facial cream by Kiehl's . It has been tested by the people who have been climbing Everest and by expedition in the Greenland so that cream is not afraid of cold at all, i have tested as well.


It is basically a 24-hour moisturizer, which does an incredible, yet simple job in restoring our skin's moisture throughout the day. And this is exactly what I needed and what everyone needs in the cold seasons. It doesn't matter whether we are staying inside our houses with radiators working at full power, which dries out our skin like a hell or outside facing frost we need moisture either way.

I have been using this cream every single morning and night after cleansing my face and applying my favourite serum (only at the night time) also by Kiehl's, which I can't show you cause I've run out of it. But it truly evens out the skin tone by the morning and makes it super soft, and should I say that it smells absolutely divine as well? It smells lavender, which is one of the serum's ingredients and I'm a huge fan of this fragrance! It calms me down right before going to sleep and I enjoy my dreams like a baby)


2. Another favourite skincare product for cold weather of mine was this Collistar eye contour perfection cream. I love its thickness and how quickly it absorbs into the skin without drying it. Also what i really liked about this cream is that it instantly lightens under eye area thanks to the caffeine in it which stimulates micro circulation and it does a whole lot more than only that - it firms, corrects and illuminates under eye area as well as concealing bags, dark circles and little wrinkles. So it's a great product and I enjoyed using it.


3. The last but definitely not the least skin favourite was a lip product. It's called Vanilla&Macadamia lip butter by Nivea. And seriously guys, it's awesome! I've been putting it overnight on my lips and by the morning I had super soft, plump and extremely hydrated lips. Its consistency is so rich that it made this the first lip product I reached for! And did I mention that it's super affordable and smells divine? Total winner!


For Hair

1. My all time favourite hair essential especially for cold times of the year like winter and spring (well, at least in my area of living in spring it's cold as well as in winter) when hair are extremely tangled and dry is my beloved an original Tangle Teezer. It doesn't damage hair when you brushing them and detangles both wet and dry hair. So I always rely on this amazing yet simple product.


2&3. The next two guys I used when washing my hair. An incredible job in repairing damaged hair (again from dry air) and restoring hydration in them does this incredible Repair Miracle conditioner by Aussie followed by Pantene pro-v oil with vitamin E which also acts as a heat protectant. I put this oil on the ends when done with washing. I found that combination of these two products are creating wonders with my hair. They've become baby soft, freeze free, lightweight, super nourished without being greasy and therefore just happy overall. Can't recommend you them more enough!


For Soul

1. And to wrap everything up I decided to include in my list of favourites a product that helped me overcome winter depression and it's Relaxing lavender roll-on by french brand L'occitan. Again it's lavender and what fragrance can be better in calming and relaxing us on the long dark nights than lavender? I actually enjoy using it everytime I feel too stressed out or just when I want to escape a feeling of a non-stop pressure when everything becomes just too much. I just put it on my wrist or neck and deeply inhale this scent and everything becomes all good again)

Alright, so that's it for today's post, I hope you found it helpful. Let me know in the comments section what products you've been loving and also don't forget to share it with the people you think might enjoy reading this. See you in the next post.

Much love,
Katya