Monday, 27 May 2013

What's On My Nails #5 // Absolutely Blue

Essence Colour & Go Absolutely Blue - R24.95
Tip Top Nail Chic Protein Base Coat - R41.50

The Essence Colour & Go range is a quick drying nail polish. Personally I don't find it dries all that quickly but it dries quicker than normal nail polish. The colour I got was Absolutely Blue, I was stuck with this colour and a minty colour when I bought this. Eventually I put down the minty colour and I got this instead because I have a minty colour already and I had nothing like this colour - it was pretty hard to put down that mint colour though! This colour is like a powdery, blue and almost bordering on slight purple. I love this colour, its so pretty, feminine and it draws attention to your nails without being too "in your face".

I first tried this colour without a base coat or a top coat and it lasted a day literally - that was my fault too but generally Essence nail polishes don't have the longest staying power - I wish Essence nail polishes lasted for longer than two days because they have such great colours. I then applied this Tip Top protein base coat, that I got when I bought this Essence nail polish, the second time I painted my nails and this really makes a difference! When you remove your nail polish it makes the nail polish just glide off instead of you having to vigorously rub it off and it also protected my nails from getting stained. It made my nail polish last for an extra day too which is great for the Essence nail polishes.

All in all I think I'll only buy Essence nail polishes because of their wide range of beautiful colours and because they are very affordable but I wouldn't buy it if you're looking for something that'll last longer than two days. The Tip Top Protein Base Coat is excellent, easy to apply and at R40 a pop its very afforable for a product that works so well. Tip Top also have a wide range of colours and the base coat has convinced me to try their nail polishes out very soon.


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Tip Top - their Facebook page

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Beauty Obsessed Confessed // Part 1

Confessions from a beauty obsessed addict:

When I paint my nails I don't always apply a base coat. I'd like to say I forget...but I don't forget I'm just lazy and impatient and applying a base coat requires me to wait even longer for the nail drying part. I have been applying a base coat recently though - the last two times I've painted my nails, GO ME! I also use a base coat as a top coat too... Not sure if that's bad or not but again that's me being lazy. It works the same way though, it keeps my nails from chipping and adds shine so why not?

I don't wear makeup everyday and I don't feel like I have to justify why I don't wear makeup everyday just like I don't have to justify why I wear makeup but I will explain why I don't wear it everyday. My skin has a mind of its own really. It's like trying to teach an old dog new tricks - did I just compare my skin to an old dog...? My skin gets clogged up easily and it leads to breakouts even if I remove my makeup at night and wash and tone my skin and repeat this in the morning, makeup still clogs my pores. It drives me crazy and I thought it was because I wasn't washing my face right or that some products were making me breakout - it wasn't my products because I would swap my products and I still had problems - but I tried going without makeup for 2 to 3 days out of the week and my skin didn't have a breakout the whole month when I had days off of my makeup routine. So I'm sticking to what works for me! Also while we on the topic I'll explain why I wear makeup. I don't wear makeup as a "mask" or to hide my natural self, I wear makeup because I like the way it looks on me, I like having a routine and I like playing around with makeup. I think makeup is amazing when you try out what it can do and I think that it's really fun. My morning routine feels empty without that 20 minutes that I save for applying makeup. I also don't like people telling me I don't need makeup because that's like telling people you don't need clothes, I feel almost naked without a slick of mascara and some tinted moisturiser the same way we would all feel going to the supermarket without clothes on. Also people have a warped idea that putting makeup on consists of a whole bottle of foundation and eyeshadow and mascara and they couldn't be more wrong, I wear makeup to enhance my natural features and I wear a minimal amount of makeup. I get the basic meaning of them telling me I don't need to wear makeup but really... I wear makeup 4 or 5 days out of the week, cut me some slack! I don't wear it everyday.

Shopping Addiction:
I can't enter a shop without wanting needing to buy something. There will always be something that I want in a shop. It's scary too because I never used to be like that, I used to be very money conscious but lately I can't leave a shop without spending a little money and I usually walk out with nail polish, blush or something.

I've never had a professional manicure, pedicure or facial or anything of that done. I've been thinking of a facial and a massage but really day spa's are so expensive and most of the things they offer you can do at home, its not the same thing but still day spa's are just not worth it sometimes.

Cat Eyes:
For the life of me I cannot do cat eyes. I think it's because I have a really unsteady hand so mine just goes wonky and the flick just doesn't come out right. I've watched tutorials and everything and I can't get it right. I have heard that using a pen is easy so I'm going out and buying a eyeliner pen soon so I can start practicing the classic cat eye. I also think that the shape of my eye or something just doesn't allow for a cat eye but I'll try and if a pen doesn't work then I'll give up on my hopes of having cat eyes.


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder

Catrice Cosmetics Multi Colour Compact Powder - R44.95

The Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder is very unique as its a blend of compact powder, bronzer and blush all in one thats not overly pigmented. I use this on my cheeks when I don't want any proper blush or bronzer and it gives a lovely bronzey, pinky but natural colour to your cheeks. It looks natural because of the pale compact powder mixed in, this one is particularly for light skin. I have used this all over my face and it stops shine but it just doesn't look right when I put it all over my face. I'm not sure what it was that made it look odd but it really didn't look at all natural. I think its best suited for a little bit of dusting here and there on my skin and is great for some slight colour to my cheeks, it may look great for some people all over their face but its just not for me. It is a great product though and I always reach for it when I'm not in the mood for heavy blush or bronzer.


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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Orlane Vivifying Lotion

I got this Orlane Vivifying Lotion out of a Glossybox when Glossybox was still in South Africa so this is only sample size. The Orlane Vivifying Lotion preps your skin for other treatments for your skin. It's alcohol free and is suitable for all skin types and also maintains the skin's natural pH balance. I apply this one a cotton pad and gently wipe it across my skin, its also great at removing makeup although that's not what you use this product for but still you can use it to remove makeup as its not harsh. It really tones, smoothes and cleans the skin and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and healthy. For the record I have combination/oily skin and this doesn't make my skin too oily at all, it actually moisturises it so lightly but thoroughly, even now in winter when my skin is more dry/combination it manages to keep any dry areas at bay. This is definitely an all round product meant for all skin types and for all seasons. Best Glossybox sample ever.


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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Outfit Of The Day #1 // Feminine Black

Black Skinny Jeans, Pink Knit Crop Jersey, Black Textured Peplum Top - Mr Price
Black Bow Pumps - Woolworths


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Monday, 20 May 2013

Budget Beauty: Catrice Volume Plus+ Mascara

The Catrice Volume Plus+ Mascara - R44.95 - is one of my favourite mascara's ever. This one is particularly for length and you get one for curl too. I have short eyelashes so I always look for a mascara that'll lengthen my lashes a bit more, I've never understood a mascara that's meant for curling because I've never heard of a curling mascara that actually curls properly and stays curled. Anyways, I love this brush of this mascara, I really hate those plastic brushes. Either it's just me and I don't know how to apply mascara with a plastic brush or its the plastic brushes that puts too much mascara on and it just looks clumpy and gappy on me, whatever the reason I stay away from plastic brushes. I prefer the fibre brush. It combs through the lashes and grips them while adding the perfect amount of mascara without clumping and making my eyelashes stick together which is exactly what the Catrice Volume Plus+ Mascara does. This brush is quite big but its not awkward so you can do your bottom lashes and those tiny lashes on the inner corner of your eyes. I usually apply one coat of this and its enough but if you really want the dramatic effect you can add two. I like that it doesn't make my lashes look dry and wiry like some mascara's do as the formula is very creamy. All in all this affordable mascara really does lengthen your lashes while making them look full and healthy and the fact that its a fibre brush is such a bonus for me but it doesn't beat my Maybelline Great Lash mascara and I doubt any mascara will.


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Friday, 17 May 2013

Essence Sun Club

This is the Essence eyeshadow in 02 Long Beach and I got it at Dischem for R34.95. These eyeshadows are very glittery but thankfully when they are on your eyes you don't look like a disco ball. I added two photo's of the swatches in as I wanted to show you what they looked like in different light. The first swatches are in day light, you can see they aren't as glittery and some even look matte and are very light against the skin. The second photo is in the dark with just a light camera flash and you can see they show up more and are a lot more glittery. The first four shades on the left of my arm are the top shades of the eyeshadow palette and the four shades on the right of my arm are the bottom of the eyeshadow palette. I can't really use glittery shades as it makes my eyes look funny so don't ask me why I bought this but I actually find it works well with a matte creamy eyeshadow as the base and then work these colours in. They are very creamy and easy to apply but not too pigmented but it's buildable so if you want your eyes to stand out you can add more eyeshadow on and it'll look great! The staying power isn't too great despite the product saying it's long lasting, I found half way through the day I had to add some more in the creases of my eye. An eye primer does help a little bit with making it stay but you still have to add some more. Despite that I think it's a very nice, neutral, affordable palette to have and I find myself reaching for this at least twice a week when I want my eyes to have an extra "pop".

Definitely worth a try!

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Face Of The Day #1

Excuse the fluffy eyebrows - I'm growing them out!

So this is my first FOTD so I apologise if its crappy! I am so excited to get my first FOTD up on my blog, I'm literally smiling from ear to ear - weird I know but its a big step for me because I'm so nervous to put my face on the internet for the world to see in case of judgement and all of that but I am overcoming my nervousness and just doing it! A lot of these products I got recently so I'm still busy testing them out and will do a full review on each of them soon. Now to get down to the actual post.

Products used:
Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner
Avon Extra Lasting Concealer Stick in Medium Deep
Catrice Infinite Matt Make Up in 010 Light Biege
Essence Sun Club Matte Brunette Bronzer
Catrice Defining Blush in peach
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder
Essence Eyeshadow in Blockbuster
NYX Eyeshadow Palette The Runway Collection
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Catrice Eyebrow Stylist
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 103
Eyelash Curler and various brushes

Basic Process:
I use the Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner on my nose, chin, cheeks and eyelids and under my eyes. I find those places need more priming done than other places on my face. I use my fingers and pat it on.
I apply the Avon Extra Lasting Concealer Stick under my eyes and on any red places or places that need touch ups. Its very creamy and covers quite well. I then use my Cala concealer brush to blend it in everywhere.
Next is the Catrice Infinite Matt Make Up which I apply with my hands and then blend it in with a sponge and then buff it in circular motions with my Kabuki brush. The sponge is very much like the Beauty Blender just not as great and not as expensive.
I then run my brush lightly through the Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzer and tap off excess powder and apply it in the "hollows" of my cheeks (just under the cheek bone) and blend it in. I also apply bronzer just under my chin and from my temples and in my hairline. You have to blend in very well otherwise you'll look odd.
I then lightly again run my brush through the Catrice Defining Blush (and I really mean lightly because you'll come out looking way too pink...) and apply it on my cheek bones. I usually leave it only on my cheek bones but I spread it out to the apples of my cheeks today because I'm looking a bit pale today as I'm not feeling well but usually its just applied on my cheek bones.
I then take the Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder and apply it to the tops of my cheek bones, down my nose and on my cupids bow. This really helps to make your face glow.
For my eyes I use the Essence Eyeshadow in Blockbuster as a base for my eyeshadow. It's a really light, creamy colour that evens out the eyes.
I used the NYX palette for my look and I used gold and pink for my whole eye and blended it in well. I then used a semi grey-brown colour in the creases of my eyes to define them a bit.
I use my eyelash curler to curl my lashes and then used one coat of the Maybelline Great Lash mascara because I wanted my lashes to look long and curled but natural.
I then use my Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder and put it in the inner corner of my eye to make my eyes look wide awake and bright. I use my Essence smoky eye brush in circular motions to blend in the highlighter and my eyeshadow.
I use my Catrice Brow Stylist to fill in and shape my brows as my eyebrows have gone funny lately and they are so messy and gappy so I'm growing them out and going for a wax to get them back.
Lastly I apply a balm and then some Rimmel Kate lipstick to finish the look.

So that's my look for today and mainly everyday, its very simple and doesn't require a ton of products although it looks like a lot, its not really. I like a very natural, barely there look that allows my freckles to still show through.

Do you do a similar look? What's your everyday makeup?

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What's On My Nails #4 // Vamp It Up

Avon Speed Dry+30 in Vamp It Up - R87.95.

This nail polish is a very dark red colour, like red wine. I love this colour as a true red doesn't suit me at all but dark reds do. I must say I wasn't expecting much from this nail polish, I usually trust high end nail polishes more (even though this nail polish is as expensive as a high end nail polish anyways). One coat literally dries in 30 seconds, no word of a lie and the colour is the colour you see in the bottle with two coats. The pictures make it look almost streaky and patchy but when you look at them "in real life" its a solid colourand its a cream finish like most nail polishes. It's really lovely to apply as it spreads so easy and you don't need a lot on your brush. The nice thing is that you can apply it slowly without having to rush in fear of the nail polish drying before you've covered your whole nail because it's very "liquidy" if that makes sense? It's not sticky or too thick, its just right. I tested how long it lasts and without a top coat it lasts two days which isn't too bad and with a top coat it lasts about four to five days, thats a bonus for me because I take my nail polish off eventually during that time frame whether its chipped or not. I really like this nail polish even though I think the normal price is just a little too expensive since it doesn't last very long without a top coat and I see this month its on offer for just R50 (which is more suitable) and I'm tempted to get Swift Sherbet and Smoky Plumes added to my collection although I'm having doubts about Smoky Plumes (its a greyish purple colour but I'm not sure if it'll suit my skin)! Oh and its also worth a mention that these nail polishes contain volcanic rock so that it hardens nails and allows nails to dry quicker.


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Mothers Day

For Mothers Day yesterday we all went to my sister's place and we had stir fry for a lunch. My mother was spoilt rotten as she deserved to be. My sister and I went to this shop called Poetry and the sell everything there, from bath milk to candles to scarves and clothes and even pretty door knobs. I got my mom the Frangipani Bath Milk - R130 - and I can still smell the fragrance in the bathroom and she used it yesterday morning. My mom loves floral, woody scents and Frangipani is a very floral smell. I'm not sure if this moisturises your skin or anything but I'll use a little bit some time and do a review. I also got her a pearl bracelet from Poetry. My moms been looking a bracelet lately so I thought it was perfect for her. Next I went to my favourite store Dischem - you should all know that one! I got her three nail polishes as shes been saying that she wants more pinky nude nail polishes. I got her Essie Mademoiselle, a perfect sheer pink that can be used for a french manicure - my moms already got Essie on! She loves Essie! The other two nail polishes are from Catrice Cosmetics in the shades Don't Tell Mademoiselle and Bonjour Cherie. Don't Tell Mademoiselle is a pinky nude colour while Bonjour Cherie is a proper nude, with these nail polishes they say you can make a classic french manicure with them. Lastly I got her some mint chocolates because she loves her mint and who doesn't like being given chocolate on a special day? My sister got her the Frangipani Body Butter and soap. My mom says the body butter is so thick and great for winter!

What did you get your mom?

I had to add these shoes in that I wore on Mothers Day. They're minty blue pumps with small, spiky studs on them. I like that the studs don't look too hardcore or anything, these shoes still manage to look girly and pretty. I'm still in the process of wearing them in so they do hurt my feet a little bit but otherwise they are very comfy shoes and look great with all outfits! I'm thinking maybe I should start doing some fashion pieces for my blog too...? What do you think?

Monday, 13 May 2013

April Favourites

Happy Monday everyone and I hope you all have a good week! Also, a happy mothers day to all the mom's out there for yesterday, I hope you got spoilt rotten! Today this post will be on my favourites in April. Sorry that this post is about 13 days late, I had completely forgotten about doing my April favourites and my favourites were a complete mix of everything!

Anyways my favourites this month are: Bioderma Sensibo H2O; The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub; Dove Intensive Repair Daily Treatment Conditioner; Essence Sun Club Brunettes Bronzer; Rimmel Kate 05 lipstick; Woolworths Lip and Cheek Tint in Cherry Cherry; Catrice Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in All I Can Blue; Avon ColorTrend Nail Varnish in Mint Ice; Catrice Cosmetics Fresh Skin Make Up and Venus Pro Skin Moisture Rich Razors.

I have mentioned Bioderma so many times on my blog that I think it's obvious that I really like love this product! You need the tiniest amount to remove all traces of makeup and to make your skin look healthier.

The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub is a must have in all seasons. It exfoliates your skin to get rid of all dead skin cells and it moistures your skin too because of the oils, the smell lasts forever on  your skin and your bathroom smells amazing afterwards.

The Dove Intensive Repair Daily Treatment Conditioner is one flipping amazing product and I couldn't believe I hadn't done a seperate post on this before! This conditioner is so thick and moisturising and it leaves the ends of hair looking and feeling smoother. It is basically like a hair mask/treatment but it works in the time of a conditioner and it really does. I leave this in my hair for about 5 minutes and then rinse it out and my hair feels completely different post wash. Just be careful to put it by your roots as it can make it oily.

Essence Sun Club Brunettes Bronzer is such a good bronzer, It doesn't make your skin look muddy or over shimmery. Its a matte bronzer that is made to suit your skin judging by the colour of your hair. I love the fact that its matte - I really don't suit shimmery bronzers - its also not overly dark or too light its that perfect colour for my skin. Just lightly swipe your brush through and tap the excess powder off and you're good to go.

The Rimmel Kate lipstick in 05 - need I say more? Its such a beautiful lipstick. It applies smoothly and evenly and all the colours are great and suitable for everyone. I'm sold on this product and have even bought more this past weekend.

The Woolworths Lip and Cheek tint in Cherry Cherry made it onto my favourites. It really does work for both lips and cheeks and gives your cheeks a healthy, rosey pop of colour on your cheeks. Its very creamy and applies smoothly. I just keep it between my hands to warm up for a while and dab it on my cheeks and then brush in in in circular motions and you're good to go. Your lips need a lip balm before applying it otherwise it doesn't apply very smoohtly but otherwise it gives a light cherry colour.

Catrice Nail Lacquer in All I Can Blue and Avon ColorTrend Nail Varnish in Mint Ice are my two favourite nail polishes for April. They both apply very nicely althought the ColorTrend one you have to put three coats on otherwise it is very streaky and not bright enough. The Catrice nail polish last for about 4 days while the ColorTrend lasts for about 3 days.

Catrice Cosmetics Fresh Skin Make Up is easy to apply. Its like a tinted moisturiser that offers a little bit more coverage, its oil free but still gives your skin the hydration it needs and lasts about 6 hours.

Last but not least is the Venus Pro Skin Mositure Rich Razors. Now if you knew me properly you'd know that my two pet hates are washing my hair and shaving. I hate washing my hair because my hair is just so difficult sometimes and I hate shaving because its just so time consuming. That's when my sister told me to get these babies. They have like a soapy, shaving gel attached to the razor so that you don't have to apply shaving cream or soap to your legs, your just dip your razor in water and start shaving - perfect for the classic lazy girl like me! The best bit is once your shaving gel bar is finished it doesn't mean you have to throw your razor away because the blades are still sharp but you do have to apply some shaving cream though...

So thats my favourites for April and sorry that its so late!

Have you tried any of these products? What have made it onto your April favourites list?

Friday, 10 May 2013

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant - R165 from Edgars
The Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a miracle worker. It's am intense cream that helps with dry skin or minor burns and chapped lips, think of vaseline or that baby petroleum jelly and that's what the texture is like. I mainly use mine for my lips especially in winter. I put it on at night and the next morning my lips are so soft and almost plump looking. You can also put a little bit on before you put on lipstick and I swear your lipstick goes on so smoothly and it makes your lips look lucious! I have to admit the smell is quite potent, it's like a medicine smell but luckily you do get a frangranced one now and the cream is very hard to get out of the tube because of the stiffness. This one is the skin protectant and it also comes in a jar but you do get one that is specifically a lip balm and you get it in a tube and a jar. I chose the original because I've tried and tested it before and I'll never look back. Also another good thing about this is because I only use it for my lips you literally need the tiniest amount to put on. My sister got this about two years ago and hers is still going strong. Really theres not one bad thing to say about this product except the smell but theres a fragranced one out so no complaining and I heard the fragranced one smells great!

This is definitely worth the buy if you suffer from dry skin and lips and I'm adding this to my winter routine!

Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a fab weekend!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Decades of Beauty // 1920's

First off sorry for the picture heavy post! But with this kind of post that I'm doing, a picture speaks a thousand words! Secondly I decided to do a series of post called "Decades of Beauty" where I talk about what the fashion was in those days and how make up was worn and just what it was like. I always say that I was born in the wrong era - I like the 40's, 50's and 60's

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

What's On My Nails #3 // It's All I Can Blue

Catrice Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in It's All I Can Blue - R34.94 at Dischem - is almost like a denim blue colour and it's similar to Nails Inc Baker Street but a shade lighter that a lot of bloggers rave about.
Applying this nail polish is a dream, it glides on so smoothly and the brush is soft and thick so it covers your whole nail. In this picture I only applied two coats and it had very strong colour but in some areas it was light so to be safe next time I'll put three coats on. The nice thing about this nail polish is that it isn't too thick so you can apply three coats without your nail looking thick. Also I find when you put three coats of colour on your nails the nail polish chips quicker; which brings me onto the lasting power of this nail polish. This nail polish lasted about three days before it got the tiniest of chips in the corner of my thumb (that's with a top coat) and with me and my bad habits I start to pick at the nail polish once it has a chip in - don't ask why - which causes even bigger chips and I think it only chipped because I was trying to open a box at work and the corner of my thumb nail bent a bit. Anyways for me three to four days of nail polish lasting is enough for me. I eventually get bored of seeing the same colour on my nails after about three days and then remove it anyway so if a nail polish lasts that long for me I'm sold. I'm really in love with this colour and Catrice has a very big range of colours that I'll definitely get more of (I've already got Take Me To Coral Island).

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Winter Routine

Evening Primrose Oil Cream - R44.90
Bioderma Sensibo H2O - R152.50
Avon Solutions Hydra Radiance - R99
Avon Hint of Nature Face Mask - R49.95
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter - R150
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula - R29.95
Labello Hydro Care - at the time it was R14.50
As it's going into winter very quickly here, I thought it would be a good idea to get all my winter skin care needs into gear. These are all the things that I'm going to be using for my winter routine. My skin gets very dry and tight in winter and that makes it dull.
First up is my face. I'm trying this face wash from Avon called Solutions Hydra Radiance. It's supposed to hydrate your skin while giving your skin radiance. I don't really think it works too well, don't get me wrong it does hydrate my skin and doesn't leave it feeling tight and dry like most face washes can do but the 'radiance' bit is a little far fetched. My skin doesn't look brighter at all. It's not a major issue though because I'm glad that I've found a face wash that doesn't dry out my skin although it would be nice if my skin could be a little brighter and radiant. Definitely not the product to use if you're looking for radiant skin. Next up is the Bioderma Sensibo H2O - see the full review here - which is the best make up remover EVER. It removes make up in one swipe like a dream and you can feel your skin is so much smoother and cleaner. It gets rid of pimples too as it unclogs your pores and removes all the dirt from them and its not harsh on my skin. It doesn't leave it dry like most make up removers do which is a plus in winter. Highly recommended! I've also tried the Avon Hint of Nature Milk and Honey Face Mask which is an absolute pleasure to use. The milk and honey combination makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated and cleaner. It literally feels like you putting cream on your face that's how rich and creamy it is. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse it off. I like that it doesn't dry on your face either. Now onto the face cream. This Evening Primrose Oil Cream is a really cheap cream from Dischem. My mom first tried it out and then I bought it myself later on. This moisturises my face without making it oily or making my skin break out. Evening Primose Oil is the stuff that is recommended for girls and their hormones... It can come in pill form and it balances your hormones so you don't get crazy freak outs and it even controls pimples to a certain extent. This cream also has Vitamin E in it which can be good for scarring. I reach for it all the time and I'm even scared to get other face creams because this stuff works so well that I don't want to buy a cream that may not work. Definitely a bargain.
Next up is my body. All I use in winter is thick body creams and this Body Shop Moringa Body Butter is just amazing. It's so thick and moisturising and gets rid of any dry patches or any tight places. The smell of Moringa is also so fresh and floral and reminds me of spring time that I don't mind it being winter if I can smell spring. The smell lasts for such a long time and mixed with my perfume, the smell is heavenly. It's not overpowering at all and I like knowing that I smell good. Definitely a good winter buy. Next is the Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula. I only got the small one because I really don't like the smell of chocolate creams. It makes me feel a little sick to be honest - crazy right? Anyways this cream stays next to my bedside table and I only use it for my elbows, knees, hands and feet as the little bottle says its for. This cream is the concentrated one so its richer. I find it works well for those areas as I find those areas get really dry in winter and this cream just gets right on down to softening the skin properly. You don't need a lot of cream for these areas either so a small bottle for me is perfect.

Last but definitely not least is the Labello Hydro Care lip ice. My lips get dry and flaky and they go white during winter because of that cold, dry air. I find this stuff really helps, it eliminates dry and flaky areas and also creates a smoother surface to apply lipstick over. I bought this last year winter and its lasted me since then and I use it all the time.

So those are my winter products with a few extra's added in whenever I feel I need it such as a bath oil or body scrub. I feel this routine really works for me... now to find some product that'll give my face a radiant glow!