Tuesday 15 November 2011

The Best Beauty Buys for Winter

Not only does your wardrobe need to accommodate the sudden drop in temperature, but so do your skin and haircare routines.  Here are my top 5 products to take you through the winter months:

1. An intensive moisturiser for your face- an absolute must!! My skin dries up like a prune when I go from blustery winds to the hot office day in day out. My (beautifully smelling) night time miracle cream of the moment is Yes to Blueberries Intensive Moisturising Night Repair Cream. Formulated with moisture-retaining shea butter to help smooth and hydrate skin, blueberries to give your skin a powerful dose of anti-oxidant goodness while you sleep and noni fruit, an exotic fruit to help soothe and calm your skin from the day's wear and tear. Priced at £19.99.

2. A deep conditioning hair treatment. Keep your hair lustrous and soft with an intensive deep conditioning treatment that has been specifically formulated to revitalise hair. My favourite at the moment is by Racoon and priced at just £10 it's a bit of a beauty bargain too. Tip: The conditioner has a thick texture which doesn't drip when you are leaving it on for longer to get a deeper condition, if you put some cling film over the conditioning treatment and leave on for around an hour your hair will warm up which is supposed to let the conditioning treatment work deeper into the hair shaft.

3. The Quick Fix. Party invites are ubiquitous this time of year, cue the quick fix - Nanoblur. What the experts say "Nanoblur is not skincare. It is quite simply tomorrow’s high technology, today. It is not a cream. It is a suspension of millions and millions of particles that reflect light perfectly in billions of directions to make the skin’s surface appear completely   flawless. " It's true, this is like wall putty for the face. Within seconds your skin appears to have been resurfaced, pores are minimised and even the colour tone of the skin appears more even. Priced at £19.99. Tip: Less is more with Nanoblur, I just use Nanoblur under my eyes if I'm going out because I get quite dark circles... but I always mix it with a little moisturiser to ensure a perfect finish.

4. Party Nails. What better way to decorate your nails this season than with these polkadot Children In Need Inspired nail wraps?! 25% of the purchase price is given to the charity - so you can look good and feel good this festive season!

5.  Bouncy locks.  Quickly transform your hair from straight and lifeless, to bouncy and wild with a pair of hair tongs. Tesco have just brought out a range of Twilight hair stylers. "Get Bella Swan’s waves with Twilight Tongs or Alice Cullen’s poker straight style with the Twilight Straighteners, which also come in a convenient mini version if you’re travelling to see the penultimate part of the Twilight series." I've not tried any of these twilight hair products out yet, but they're sure to make great Christmas presents as they're all priced around the £25 mark.

What are your top beauty tips for winter?

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