Monday, 11 January 2010

Coping with winter

It's been snowing in London. You may have heard about it. A flurry of snow and the world is coming to an end. Schools are closed and the trains have an excuse to be late. With snow comes very cold air. Central heating turned up indoors. It's a recipe for potential beauty disaster. Flaky skin, chapped lips and sad faces.

But don't despair, Cover Girl is here to see you through your winter woes. Here are my tips to keep you gorgeous all winter long.

Lip balm. Someone asked me today what the best lip balm was. Well, it's a subject I've paid close attention to because my lips are always dry. I have three contenders.

1) 8 Hour Cream - Elizabeth Arden. This stuff is great for heavy duty lip care. Not the lipstick version - that's rubbish. The stuff in a tube.

2) Kiehls lip balm. It feels like it's doing you good and it's nice and shiny too.

3) Blistex conditioning lip balm. The one in the pot. It really works and it's cheap too.

That's your lips sorted. What about your skin? Well, since buying the Guerlain cream, I am feeling the love. It's wonderful and moisturising but no greasiness. However, I realise £60 is a little extravagant and I will find it hard to justify replacing it at that price. So other heavy duty creams I love include: Dr Nick Lowe day cream and Kiehls Facial Moisturiser. If I had to pick one, I'd go with the Kiehls one as I think the consistency is just right. You can also get it with SPF15.

Your body? Kiehls again. No, they are not paying me. I got Creme de Corps for Christmas. This is a love/hate thing. Some people find it too greasy. I am not one of them. I love it. A little goes a long way so it's good value too. For those days when you feel like a dried prune, this is the job. I also really like the Jergens body lotions. The age defying one is particularly pleasing.

And to get you through winter I recommend lots of long bubble baths, some warm boots and booking a holiday to look forward to.

9 comments:

Georgie-Dreams That Glitter said...

Ooooh Miss Cover Girl you've made me want to buy a Kiehl's lipbalm now.

xoxo

Cover Girl said...

Job done!

polkadotlaura said...

Buy one Georgie, you'll never buy a different lip balm again!

Although I have lost mine and am currently using Carmex in the little yellow pot. It's pretty good too.

Vickie said...

'1) 8 Hour Cream - Elizabeth Arden. This stuff is great for heavy duty lip care. Not the tube version - that's rubbish. The stuff in a tube.'

In a tube, or not in a tube?!

The only thing that sorts my lips out is Vaseline. I know, I know...it's evil and made of paraffin and kitten paws and all sorts of badness, but it's the only thing that's ever worked.

Cover Girl said...

Sorry Vickie - I meant not the lipstick, I shall edit! Vaseline never works for me, it's like it sits on the lips and doesn't actually get absorbed.

sowandsew said...

I love the Kiehl's lipbalm. I was given one as a present and I am eking it out. My favourite cheap lip balm is Palmer's Cocoa Butter one.

I now want to try the body cream. Do I need any body lotion? No. Do I have literally pots of the stuff? Yes. But that sounds lovely.

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m4dswine said...

Its ok Vickie, 8 Hour cream is full of parrafin too.

I was most disappointed to find that my skin absolutely hates 8 Hour Cream, which was sad because I was given a set for Christmas.

I am currently loving Neals Yard Shea Nut and Rosehip. Would like to get my hands on some Kiehl's though!

HedgeWytch said...

I'm a bit late to the lipbalm party, but I'm disappointed that all the ones you've picked require a finger to apply them - not good for ladies who have grubby hands!

Like Vickie, I use Vaseline when at home. When I'm out and about I use Burt's Bees pomegranate one (it's a standard stick type one) which keeps my lips nice and soft and doesn't run the risk of me smearing something garden-related on my chops ;)

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