We are half way through the summer, which does make me a bit sad as this year somehow I am really not looking forward to usually one of my favourite seasons – autumn. When you think about body butter, you immediately associate it with colder seasons, mostly because of its heavier texture. But I find that a little bit of body butter can be a life saviour during summer days. It’s especially useful after summer holidays when your tanned, dried out skin is longing for not only hydration, but also some oil to prevent any more of the moisture loss. Continue Reading
I guess we can officially say that it’s summer. Long, warm days is something I really love and enjoy. But give me anything above 25 degrees and I begin to melt like an ice lolly. My extremely pale body really can’t handle hot weather. What’s even worse is that I turn into a complete Sweaty Betty and it’s not pretty. We are talking sweat appearing on every inch of my body. I will spare you the details. Continue Reading
I haven’t written about affordable organic beauty products in a while and I feel it’s high time for another installment of this series today because who doesn’t love nice, organic, natural products that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Plus, I feel that when you choose to go green, you should also try to buy less things, or at least spend less on cosmetics and more on organic food, for instance. Continue Reading
In the wintertime I always find myself having a particularly dry skin. Heating and cold air are definitely my skin’s enemies. I cannot go a day without slathering on a rather huge amounts of body lotions, oils, lip balms, hand creams, etc. Without them after a day of being outside (especially without gloves) my hands alone become red, itchy, and dry.
My whole body just seems to be affected by the cold winter air, however, I found some great products that definitely help with this seemingly never-ending fight for bashing dry skin.
Many of you probably already know how much I love anything The Body Deli makes and their Ultra Rich Hand & Body Creams have been my favourite for quite a while now. They are very rich and moisturising making them a perfect choice for dry winter months. Shea butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba and Avocado Oils, all make your skin feel supple and protect it from drying out throughout the day. My favourite scent for winter months has to be the Amber Vanilla one (I wish A Beautiful World would stock it though *hint hint*). It’s sweet and warm at the same time. The Vanilla gives it the sweet note, but even those who aren’t fans of sweet scents would love it. The Amber here is very subtle, offering an earthy note to it. A very distinct and unique scent that will warm you up even on the coldest days.
Apart from rich body creams, in the winter time you also need good facial moisturisers, and depending on the weather and your skin type, you can either choose a light or rich facial cream. This winter I have two new options that I love to use on a regular basis.
First one, is a light moisturiser by Saison Beauty, appropriately called Winter. It’s a very lightweight moisturiser, but nevertheless it protects the skin from the cold. With its variety of amazing ingredients, including Organic Rosehip, Organic Pumpkin, and Organic Rice Bran, it is a great option for all skin types, especially oily and combination ones. I find that for an extremely cold weather or dry skin it can be not enough, at least for my skin type. So, this is where my other option comes in and it’s the Just Pure Honey Neroli Rich Face Cream, which is just perfect for ultra dry skin or on a very VERY cold, frosty day. As it just recently got colder (where did the winter go this past December?), I’ve been reaching for this one on a daily basis, especially in the morning right before walking my dog. It’s very thick, but still easily absorbed and forms a protective layer on my skin helping it to stay hydrated. When it’s really cold or if I feel like my skin needs it, I would re-apply it few more times. Next time I will definitely be getting a bigger jar of it.
Their other fantastic cream for very dry skin is the Calendula Royal Jelly one.
Have you tried any of these? What are your winter essentials?
It’s September so I think we can all agree that summer is officially over. I love summer but I must admit that I’m excited for autumn as it’s my favourite season. Chilly nights, leaves changing colours, long walks in a forest, pumpkins, apples, chunky jumpers and scarves — I just love it all. But since I know many people still want to stay in the summer vibe, I prepared a little list of what I fell in love with this summer and used pretty much non-stop.