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.