Winter SOS

I’m not sure if you’ve realised but I’m one of those cold weather moaners. In fact, I’m constantly cold throughout the year, even in the heat of summer I’m shivering under a cardi or questioning weather it’s ok to wear trousers on a night out (answer – it is, as long as you don’t mind holding your sweaty hair up in a pineapple-like fashion all night when you forget to bring a hairband out with you). After many weeks of threatening to bring it out of hibernation the onesie did indeed experience its first use of the winter last night much to my boyfriends exasperation so I think it’s time to bring out the big guns and indulge in some winter SOS…

Cold weather, moisturisers – it’s a dunzo, they go hand in hand. But where to start? I’ve been giving some extra care to my hair recently and have been dolloping on the Joico K-Pak Reconstructor as a deep conditioning treatment after shampooing. I haven’t got too much left as I’ve been dishing out samples to my mates after singing it’s praises but if you can stomach the scent (banana again, yak), then it makes locks super smooth. For body I’m going to give the African Botanics Pure Marula Oil* a go, which has just launched into Space NK. Murula is the new Argan appaz and although this oil is supposed to be for face I think I’ll be slathering this orange-smelling concoction it on to my limbs and allsorts. There’s always a handcream taking a dip in the bottom of my bag and the Nivea Smooth & Nourishing one is serving it’s purpose perfectly well at the moment. My skin isn’t looking too horrendous right now, but I could always do with a bit of sandblasting the ol’ cobwebs away so I recently purchased the Oskia Renaissance Mask. Now I haven’t had a free 10 minutes to lay in a dark room with this munching away at my skin yet, but when I do I will make notes for you. Aren’t I good? Lip-wise there’s a double-whammy. The La Roche Posay Ceralip treatment (nice but still not up to By Terry Baume de Rose standard – dayum), and something light and nourishing with a hint of colour – the Burberry Lip Mist in Nude Peach No.212. My lips have somehow managed to stay smooth and chapfree – win. Now it hasn’t come out best in the picture, but nestled in there someone is OPI’s German-Icure* – a fiery, shimmering red which I painted on the other weekend and unexpectantly loved! I’m on a red roll.

After writing this I am well and truly ready to get oiled up, throw on my onesie and hibernate for the rest of year. But no doubt I will just have a wee nap and be back tomorrow with your daily beauty dose.

*PR Samples


  • JoySteib

    So wanting to learn your thoughts on the Murula Oil!!(in the winter the skin is desert dry)and can’t wait till your review on it comes my way!!

    • Ah fab – will keep you updated ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gabrielle-martelli

    OPI German-Icure is gorgeous! I was so surprised at how beautiful it looks on the nails too. The perfect Xmas party colour

    Gabrielle x

  • Uftade

    nivea <3

    i love all hand and body faces from Nivea,they smell amazing and they work great too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Verena Rice

    I also have the Joico K-Pak Reconstructor and love it. I’ve been trying to figure out the Scent and Banana never came into my Mind. But it is soooo right ๐Ÿ™‚ haha Now I finally know!

  • Rute

    I might try out that Nivea cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhyanna

    Burberry lipsticks are creeping up my Christmas list.. So are masks, come to think of it. Thinking they have something to do with you & your love for them.. Uhoh.
    Such a nice post.

    I did a little chilly weather survival kit post, if ya fancy a gander..

    Rhyanna x

  • Sandra v

    Oooh I had no idea LRP had a lipbalm?? Thank you, will check it out tomorrow (my skin and lips are uber sensivite, even Carmex itches and Aquaphor isnt available in stores here, need to order them through ebay ๐Ÿ™ ).

    Is the Burberry Lip Mist moisturizing? This colour looks so beautiful!

  • abeautyromance

    Great post!!!! I will definitely be trying the Nivea hand cream and the OPI nail polish! ๐Ÿ™‚ รขโ„ขยฅ

  • Luxe.

    I’m obsessed with K-Pak, it works so well when my hair is a little dry!x

  • I love your blog, definately agree about hibernation only sensible thing to do when it gets cold

  • ooh never heard of Marula oil before- sounds very interesting will need to check that one out ๐Ÿ™‚
    Daniella x

  • katherine.parkes

    love this post, your essentials sound great! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • anon_fashion

    I love this! Makes me want to pamper myself strangely haha


  • victoria

    I love the way you write aboout the products. I’ve not entirely sure how to describe it but it’s very informative but down to earth. Love your blog !

  • Katie Fawcett

    my onesie has definitely been brought out, it’s freezing! great post ๐Ÿ™‚

    katie xo