Sunday, 23 October 2016

On Those Dry Days...

I don't know about you, but I love winter, my skin, not so much. Normally I am greasy mess you see in summer, but when it's winter, my skin flips upside down. I guess what I am trying to say is that, these six products keep me hydrated throughout the winter months.

If we are talking all things hair, there is one product in particular that keeps my ends looking as shiny as possible and that is hair oil. This probably comes as no surprise to a lot of you because I always talk about it. I have a few favourites but the one I have been loving at the moment is the Pantene dry oil. I pump a little bit of this into the palms of my hand and just work it into the ends of my hair when it's wet.

My hands always get dry in winter and I think most people will be able to relate. As much as I complain about how dry they get, I constantly forget to moisturize them, but when I do remember the Zoella Wonder Hand is my go to. It smells beautiful and it is super thick so it keeps my hands nourished all day.

When it comes to moisturizing my body, I get super lazy. I moisturize my body around three times a week but I guess I should it more often. Body lotions are not really my thing, they don't really do the best job for me so I tend to stick to a thick body butter. Most of you will know, my favourite is the Soap and Glory Righteous Butter, it is so thick and it doesn't have an overwhelming scent. When I can be bothered to moisturize I do a super thick layer and so I go through these body butters like water.

Like I said before, I am usually an oily one but in winter my skin goes super dry and so I switch my daily moisturizer to something more hydrating. At the moment I have been loving the Nivea Creme, when I first bought it I didn't actually like it, but now I have found a way to use it, I love it. You will definitely be seeing this in my October favourites.

My lips get dry all year round, they go through phases of loving me and hating me. In winter, there are mostly hating me. I use to use lip balm to hydrate them but recently I have discovered lip oils and they do an even better job. My favourite one is the Kiko lip oil, it keeps my lips super hydrated and soft.

On a particular occasion when my skin is extra dry, I will whip out this certain product. The Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream is a God send. It is a gel consistency but it is insanely hydrating. Sometimes I will use it as a lip balm or mix it in with my moisturizer and it just adds that extra bit of hydration.

Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. I love this post!
    Amy xx

  2. It's such a struggle to stay hydrated in the Winter isn't it? I've been on the look out for a new moisturiser, I'll have to look into this one! Great post x

  3. Gorgeous post idea! x
    Morgan //

  4. The Righteous Butter is a live saver for me in winter and I find it moisturises my skin so well! I will defnitely try out some of the other products that you mentioned xx

  5. My skin and body get so dry during the winter! I need to start switching to some thicker moisturizers x

  6. I also have combo skin and seem to get the worst of both-- dry in the winter, oily in the summer. Thank you for all your recs! I love a good hair oil but have never tried lip oil. Will def add that Kiko one to my wish list :)

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