Brrrrr, it is cold outside. In our case in the UK, it is seriously cold! And that means there is a real *need* for, well, more beauty products, which are appropriate for the season. Here are my Top 5 Winter Beauty Essentials for the season, all tried and tested by yours truly.
Hermes Le Bain range
No more stealing from hotels… (to be fair, I don’t do it *that* often)… Hermes has finally launched its Bath and Body collection, which includes shower gel, hand wash, moisturisers and a hair care range. When I spotted this on a recent trip to the shop, I could not resist the ‘Eau the Pamplemousse’ shower gel, and a traditional ‘Eau de Orange Verte’ hand wash, which I absolutely adore. Cost: £38.00 from Hermes.
Aromatherapy Associates Moisturising Lip Balm
I didn’t even know that Aromatherapy Associates (a brand that I have been in love with for the last 2 years) did lip balms until a recent flight with British Airways (the brand now supplies the goodies of the BA First cabin). After I finished the one that came in the washbag, I decided to see if I could get some more – and found this beauty. Cost: £15 from Aromatherapy Associates.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Shampoo (and Conditioner)
I rotate my hair care products regularly (i.e. don’t use the same brand consecutively), as I am a great believer that one needs to change routines and Bumble and Bumble is a brand that I really like. My hairdresser recommended this new range, which really impressed me since I started using it. These products are sulfate free (hair colour lasts longer, yay) and the mix of the oils has left Mrs. O with super shiny hair. To be paired with matching conditioner (and also check out the primer). Cost: £23 from John Lewis.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
I am now on my second replacement brush head, which means this baby is a keeper and has found a starring place in my very limited daily beauty routine. I have been using this brush for 3 months now and have seen a visible improvement in my skin, and because it is waterproof, you can leave it in the shower, which means I will actually use it for the 30 seconds necessary each day. Cost: £79 from John Lewis.
Elie Saab L’Eau de Couture eau de toilette
New season, new perfume and very rarely I ‘get sprayed’ and have this incredible need to buy a new perfume. But I couldn’t resist this ‘cooler’ version of Elie Saab’s classic fragrance, which I am really pleased with. Cost: £30 for 30ml at John Lewis.
What products can you not live without this season? Let me know your favourites as always keen to try!