Monday, 25 June 2012

Makeup Monday: Five Winter Beauty Essentials

Since winter is (finally) getting into the swing of things here in Brisbane - it's actually kind of cold!- I thought it was time to do a winter themed Makeup Monday featuring a few products to help make the season a bit more fun (especially for those us who don't even get to play around in snow *grumble*).

1. First up it's the essential daily moisturiser. I like to use The Body Shop's Hemp Face Protector ($25.95) for when the cold winter air takes its toll. It's great for anyone who suffers from very dry skin but doesn't want that greasy film that some moisturisers can leave on the skin. And, unlike the hemp that you smoke, applying this moisturiser won't give you the munchies. Win!

2. The ultimate nail colour for when the temperature drops is Chanel's Le Vernis Nail Polish in Rouge Noir ($40). Certain to have you feeling vampy in no time, despite any winter chills (and it worked for Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction didn't it?)

3. My favourite hand cream of all time is Aveeno's Intense Relief Hand Cream. It's the only thing that has managed to clear up my eczema and soothe my severely dry hands (and I have tried a lot of hand creams!) Fast absorbing and non-greasy this is the ultimate hand cream- at only $8. I'll take six please!

4. Beth Ditto has created the ultimate winter lip colour through her collaboration with MAC. Her Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Heart Hangover ($40) is a deep berry hue that is the epitome of the classic winter  lip.

5. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Kiehl's added a new product to their famous Creme de Corps line: the Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter ($48). In addition to sounding so good that you're tempted to eat it, the body butter provides 24 hour moisturisation due to being packed with shea buttery goodness.

What are your winter beauty must haves?

Have a beautiful week!



  1. oh i really want to try that hemp face protector! :)x

  2. Have you heard of Beauty and the Bees before? I get my rosemary and mint shampoo bar from there and they do a fantastic skincare range suitable for sensitive skin, based on coconut and olive oil, and of course Tasmanian leatherwood honey and beeswax. They're a bit pricey so I use extra virgin coconut oil and pawpaw ointment a lot of the time, but for a special treat that's low in chemicals - this little Tasmanian business is *amazing* :)

    1. I just had a look at their site and their products look really nice! And somewhat edible! Hehe I love beeswax, it smells so amazing!

  3. You're making me long for cold weather. That is my all time favorite Chanel nail colour, worthy of the $40.00 splurge!


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