Thursday, 17 January 2013


cold weather heroes

review swatch photo
Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips*, Origins Make a Difference Rejuvenating Treatment*, Caudalie Divine Oil*, Hydraluron*, Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel*, Topshop Head over Heels Cream Blusher, Origins Drink Up Mask


Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips: My current go-to lip balm is this 100% Lanolin number from Dr Lipp. Nipple Balm *queue loads of girly chuckles* is basically a no frills, no sparkles, no colour lip balm that has cult status with makeup artists. It's perfect for chapped lips as it gives the lips a thick protective coat to protect it from the elements.

Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Treatment: I raved about this earlier on in the year and credit it with a lot of the resurfacing on my skin. This is great for dry and dehydrated skin that needs a good boost. It find it sinks into my face as soon as I apply it, leave my skin soft and hydrated without feeling over saturated or greasy.

Caudalie Divine Oil: I picked this as a cold weather hero as it's a brilliant multipurpose oil that I can be used  all over the body. I use in the ends of my hair, as a facial oil to give my face a nice massage, cuticle oil and on the dryer parts of my body such as my knees and elbows. Divine Oil is a classic blend of 4 different vegetable oils all of which have variety of benefits for the skin. It smells absolutely gorgeous and natural, completely inoffensive and very soothing. I love the fact it's really light and it's super hand as it comes in a spray bottle which cuts out a lot of the mess you seem to get with oils you pour. A few spritz's and dry skin feels instantly nourished and less flakey or dry!

Hydraluron: I've been using this religiously for a while now and I can honestly say it's one of the nicest skincare items I own. If you have dry and dehydrated skin Hydraluron  is designed to combat dehydration of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, but as we grow older we tend to lose our ability to produce as much as we would like. Therefore our skin doesn't retain as much hydration as we should. I've been using this under my normal moisturiser and it's really made a big difference to how my skin feels. Overtime it's become less tight, more plump and softer.

Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel: I'm big on winter glow, well I'm a big fan of all year round glow. But in the winter I think it's nice to use something a bit fresher like a cream bronzer. I do love my powders but the cold weather can make them look cakey and sit on top of the skin. This gives a really nice summery glow without being too orange or too dark. It blends effortlessy into the skin as a base for your makeup or you can use it to contour your cheekbones. A great all year round product but definitely worth investing in during the colder months!

Topshop Head over Heels Cream Blush: I dug this out earlier in the month when my skin was looking a bit too flakey for my usual blushes. It's a beautiful warming pinky peach with a soft cream to powder finish. It gives the cheeks a lovely flush of colour while also being suitable for cold winter air.

Origins Drink Up Mask: Drink Up is perfect face mask for dry and dehryated skin.This mask has a fresh, fruity natural scent, sort of like apricots. The cream itself is thick, rich and hydrating and once applied and my skin happily drinks up the moisture. Despite my skin being oily it is fairly dehydrated, so using this once a week helps me get the moisture I need without over saturating the skin.

34 comments:

  1. I get such dry lips in the winter and I always find that carmex works so well, especially under lipstick as it doesnt make a shield, it sort of soaks in, but I think I might need to try the nipple balm (...) for sure!

    Also I'm running an American Apparel / Urban Outfitters / Forever 21 / Topshop giveaway on my blog if you're interested! xxx

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  2. Everyone always raves about oils! I need to try some types of oils x

    http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. AMAZING !:D

    http://love-story-in-london.blogspot.com/

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  4. This post has been incredibly useful for me! The weather has made my skin super dry, so I'll be checking some of these things out, especially the Origins Drink Up mask, I've been on the hunt for a new face mask to try.

    xxxx

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  5. I really wanna try the origins drink up mask...I use the LUSH Oatifix one and académíe nutrition intense softness mask but I've heard so much about the Origins one...great post Lily :)

    shann-mariee-dee.blogspot.ie

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  6. Great post!! I have heard great things about the Origins mask, really want to try it out! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. That Origins Make a Difference Treatment has been on my wish list for a while!

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  8. the topshop head over heels is my favourite blush in summer - i can't get on with it so well in winter when my skin is drier though :( i've been wanting to pick an origins mask for some time though, i need to get a move on and make my mind up!
    liv xx

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  9. I'm all over the nipple balm, really want to try it now! <3 xo

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  10. I'm dying to try the origins drink up mask, I've had it recommended to me so many times but I don't think I can justify the £20 :'( I'm also loving cream blushers at the minute, this one looks beautiful!

    peachycurves.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Will need to try these out!
    My skins getting worse and worse with this cold
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S x

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  12. All these things sound lovely, especially the Caudalie oil and the Origins mask. We have Caudalie at my local pharmacy so I need to pick that up asap!

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  13. Ashamed to say that I did actually laugh at the first one, I hand my head in shame. I really want to try some skin oils but I just afraid that they will break me out xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.com

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  14. I really need to try that Chanel bronzer!

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  15. I need to try that doctor lipp balm, my lips are suffering with the cold weather at the moment x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Ahhh I really need the Origins Drink Up Mask! I have heard nothing but good things :) Great post! x

    http://lippylucie.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. i always have dry lips and just use supermarket lip balms, and they work fabulously! only about a pound as well!:p

    http://thread-through.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I find argan oil is great for winter moisturizing as well, both on the face and lips! x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This blog post is making me wanting to go out and purchase a load of skincare products! I especially like the look of the Origins Drink Up Mask.. great reviews!

    thebeautyfantasy.blogspot.com

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  20. Head Over Heels is my favourite Topshop blush. So pretty x

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  21. really want to try the Caudelie divine oil x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  22. The Origins drink up mask sounds really nice could do with a good face mask :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I've always wanted to try the topshop blushes!
    http://mywardrobewanderings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Really want to try the balm and the topshop blush as well!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  25. I've heard such great things about the origins mask! Must pick one up the next time I'm at sephora xx

    http://cestkenza.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great choices!

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the topshop blusher, perfect colour for a dull day!

    xx

    http://polkadotsandroses-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. lovely post,so in need of that 'nipple balm' haha, being ill in this weather has made my skin look like a prune,great post :)

    lollylopsx

    x

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  30. i have never tried a cream blush... next time I'm in topshop might have a look

    eye---candii.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm really going to have to try the Nipple Balm. You speak so highly of it in all of your posts and videos, I'm sure its a winner. The same with Origins products also, I think Ill add some to my to-buy list. Love your reviews Lily :) x

    Victoria at In the Frow x

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  32. I've got Head Over Heels and Drink Up and love them both, really want all of your picks!
    autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I really need to try Hydraluron, it sounds amazing xxx

    Georgia's Make Up Addiction

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