Winter Warmers

A couple of weeks ago I had a request for an update on my favourite winter products and yay, I’ve finally got off my arse to put it together for youuuu.

Body scrubs
Without question, my favourite body scrub in the world is The Sanctuary Hot Sugar Scrub. I love the way it warms up on contact with the skin, I love the signature scent and I love the way it leaves my skin soft and smooth. Whenever I’m back in the UK, I stock up and it’s top of the list of things I ask friends to bring over. When, oh when will they bring it to the US? Selfish really.
Other than that, I do like the Clarins body scrubs but they’re way more expensive and I think the results are the same.

Body Lotions
I’m sort of OCD when it comes to body lotions and try to moisturise my body as often I do my face. Yep, twice a day. Once after the morning shower and once before bed. I know it sounds like hard work but you just get used to it… unfortunately, it also means you get through a lot of body lotion. If I could only use one lotion for the rest of my life, it would be Bliss Lemon + Sage body butter but since that would mean I would be homeless, I have to look further afield. I like the Jergens body products for every day as well as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Bedtime cream. I realise that sounds wrong but I’m a lavender addict and this has a lovely consistency. Elemis and Clarins both do a lovely body lotion but the tube doesn’t seem to last that long and as you might assume, it’s pricey. I also picked up the Coco Mademoiselle body oil spray the last time I was in duty free and while it’s not cheap, a little goes a really long way and it scents your skin at the same time as softening it. Double duty products are my favourites.

Lip Balms
Oh this is a tough one… now, I have a million lip balms on the go at all times. Nivea in my make up bag, Smith’s Rosebud Balm tube in my handbag and the Dior Color Revive around somewhere but the one product I really, really rate and have repurchased more than once is the Creme de la Mer The Lip Balm. I know this isn’t cheap and I hate recommending the pricey stuff all the time because often, it’s not necessary. My general rule is – conditioner, moisturiser, foundation, eye cream and lip balm – you’re going to get what you pay for. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so strongly about a product as I do this lip balm, (aside from Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, obvs). It’s soft, it absorbs right away but maintains a protective barrier and it tastes and smells amazing. I kow it’s £36 for lip balm but honestly, splash out once and you’ll never, ever go back.
Apologies in advance.

On a side note, if I was literally hemorrhaging money, I would write an entirely different post entitled – buy all of your body products at Bliss and never worry about dry skin again. But I’m not. So I won’t. But yeah… not the face products but Bliss body scrubs, lotions and washes.
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  1. Thank you! I know I'm getting the 'take away spa day' gift set for Crimble (lemon & sage body butter, shower wash, triple oxygen face mask and fabulous foaming face wash)- I expect in the new year to be indulging heavily in all things Bliss and being left soft skinned, bright faced and poor! Incidentally Khiel's lip balm #1 is yummy (especially the Cranberry one) and probably super cheap for you in NYC (£9 for a tube in Libertys. No, really.) You're going to look ferosh as a red-head btw!

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  2. for lip balms, I got hooked to Sugar, the plain one but they have tinted ones too. you need to try them. In Canada it's a bit pricey ($26) but I love love love the taste of it and it lasts and lasts and lasts… and you can get them at Sephora 😛 😀

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