Top 10 Winter Beauty Staples for Every Girl’s Make-up Bag

Monday, December 10, 2012

--Guest Post By Susannah Perez

Winter is that time of year when your nails start flaking, your skin becomes dry, and your hair takes on a static mind of its own as the wind has its frosty way with your bangs. This can be a distressing time for any girl, as pieces of you that simply behave in the summer start freaking out and requiring real maintenance.

But fret no more, because here is the go-to list for this season’s most effective beauty products to ensure you’re never caught off guard with dry patches of skin, or weird giant winter hair.

1. Spiezia Organic Facial Cleanser
It might seem pricey at first but the ingredients are 100% organic and natural, and the results are seriously impressive. Now and again it’s great to find a bargain on cheap makeup; but it’s worth shelling out when it comes to skincare. This powerful but gentle cleanser will remove blackheads and even the most stubborn make-up; and leave your skin glowing and nourished.

Spiezia Organic Facial Cleanser

→ Buy the Spiezia Organic Facial Cleanser, $37.50, at

2. Nails Inc Air Street Base Coat
This oxygenating nail treatment helps strengthen weak, peeling winter nails with Vitamin C and Calcium to encourage the healthy growth of long nails. You’ll notice a real difference within the first couple of applications. Air Street has been voted ‘Best Nail Treatment’ at the Elle beauty awards, and definitely deserves the title.

Nails Inc Air Street Base Coat

→ Buy the Nails Inc Air Street Base Coat, £10.20, at

3. Lush Godiva Shampoo Bar
Do you love natural products? Then this fuss free solid shampoo bar is a must-try beauty essential! Full of natural, moisturizing ingredients and preservative free; this super green product can last as long as up to three 250g bottles of conventional shampoo. Not only will it save you money, but your hair will never have looked or felt so good.

Lush Godiva Shampoo Bar

→ Buy the Lush Godiva Shampoo Bar, $11.95, at

4. Nip + Fab Lip and Nip Fix
This genius multi-purpose balm soothes any dry chapped skin and will smooth winter lips in one application. Use on problem areas and marvel at the results.

Nip + Fab Winter Essentials

→ Buy the Nip + Fab Winter Essentials Kit, $30.00, at

5. Soap and Glory Flake Away Scrub
This scrub is the perfect balance of moisturizer and exfoliater, containing Shea butter, almond oil and peach seed powder. It smells good enough to eat, and will have dry winter skin buffed away to a velvet soft finish you’ll be amazed by.

Soap and Glory Flake Away Scrub

→ Buy the Soap and Glory Flake Away Scrub, $18.00, at

6. Korres Body Milk
Korres is a Greek company whose product range are a minimum of 96% natural. Their gorgeous body milk range comes in a selection of to die for scents and will smooth and sooth dry winter skin into submission. For body milks these are very rich and very effective; and you’ll still be feeling the results at the end of the day.

Korres Body Milk

→ Buy the Korres Body Milk, $17.59, at

7. Percy&Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask
The Percy&Reed product range is the brainchild of two impeccably experienced hairdressers who have spent their careers bumping shoulders with the rich and famous. For a slice of their salon experience for a fraction of the price, slather this mask over distressed winter hair and reap the benefits of a smooth, glossy head of hair. If you’re looking to dye your hair crazy colours this winter, be sure to top them up with a mask to get the best of that shade.

Percy and Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask

→ Buy the Percy&Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask, $32.14, at

8. Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream
Try not to weigh down and dehydrate your face by using a foundation; instead consider trying out a BB cream. My favorite is Ginvera’s offering which gives great coverage whilst maintaining lightness and moisture. It also contains SPF 30 which is great for protecting your skin against the elements.

Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream

→ Buy the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream, £19.97, at

9. Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic Toner
If your skin is starting to feel tight and dry, refresh it throughout the day with this moisture-injecting tonic. It contains hyaluronic acid; which helps your skin cells to hold on to healthy moisture levels, resulting in a soft and glowing complexion.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic Toner

→ Buy the Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic Toner, $35.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

10. Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream
For perky peepers dab a grain of rice sized amount around brow bone and the line of your eye socket morning and night. This wonderful little jar is packed full of vitamins and amino acids designed to smooth and sooth fine lines and lighten up dark circles.

Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream

→ Buy the Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream, $17.99, at

What are your winter go-to products?

Susannah Perez is a blogger who loves winter but hates what it does to her skin and hair! She loves to write about products she’s tried, tested and loved.