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Friday, 19 November 2010

Top 5 Winter Must Haves

1. Clinique all about eyes rich.
I use this all year around just because I love the rich consistency and how quickly it sinks in. But during winter it’s even more important to keep your eye area hydrated and this does the job perfectly. Clinique has three different ‘all about eyes’ formulas; the original ‘all about eyes’, the rich version(my favourite) and their anti-gravity one. I love all three depending on the weather and how my eye area is but if you want something lighter opt for the original or if your skin is very dry try the anti-gravity one – I use the anti-gravity as a night cream and the original in summer :)

2. St Ives Blemishes Fighting Scrub.
Exfoliating is great all year around to refresh your skin, but particularly in winter when its very easy for your skin to get dull. This is my current favourite because it’s so easy to notice an improvement after using it - instant gratification. (the gentle version is great if you want to exfoliate more often or if you simply prefer a softer version)

3. Soap and Glory Flake Away.

Again exfoliating really is key in the cold weather to keep your skin healthy. This is my favourite body exfoliator- it smells yummy and leaves your skin soft and moisturised (I won’t ramble about it too much as I’m planning to review it next week!)

4. Lush Charity Pot
I bought this on a whim to try it and I love this as a hand lotion (not so keen on it as a body lotion) but you really do need only a tiny blob for both hands otherwise this can be really greasy if you use too much - smells delicious though! This is just the trial size pot, but I’ll be getting the full size as soon as I get chance to go to Lush.

5. Mac’s Mineralize Skin Finishes

-this is porcelain pink if you’re wondering :)
Or any highlighters that’ll help you achieve glowy, radiant skin. I use Mac’s MSFs but benefit's moonbeam or highbeam are gorgeous liquid highlighters too :) (In case it wasn’t obvious I have a phobia of getting dull skin in winter!)

P.S did you notice the festive background? Cue all the Christmassy themed posts :D

51 comments:

A La Moda said...

i love st. ives scrub!

Jennifer said...

Great choices!! i finished 3 pots of All About Eyes rich and moved on to something else, lol...i would go back to it someday though!

Lisa. said...

If you take the trial pot back to lush you get a pound off the full size! My favourites toooo

em.me.ma said...

thanks for sharing i def want the clinique for eye

Catanya said...

Hi my dear!
You have made me increase my wish list with the MAC MSF!
I have tried Clinique All About Eyes Rich and I absolutely agree with you!!
I love your list of winter essentials.
XOXO
Catanya

Hannah said...

I adore all about eyes, I use the serum though. ♥

Gaby said...

I swear by scrubs in the winter!

Georgina said...

Great picks - I wholeheartedly agree on all of them!! xx

..R May A.. said...

@Hannah oh I didn't know they had a serum - I'll make sure to have a look at it next time I'm go to Clinique!
@Gaby & Georgina thinks :)

Fashion Queen said...

I love the products of Clinique and Mac.

Closet Fashionista said...

I'll definitely have to try some of these out...I need to use more products...right now I don't use like anything XD My poor skin :p
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AestheticAnonymous said...

That soap & glory scrub looks awesome! :D
I need to try it. :)

Collette Osuna said...

How cool..I already use tons of Clinique and that Soap and Glory? Id die without it.....its a miracle in a tub, for sure:)

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Krystal said...

apricot scrub has been my favorite face was for forever! but then i read an article about it so i've stayed away. but I cant' even remember what it said, so maybe i just need to go back :)

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

ooo i want to try all of these! x

..R May A.. said...

@Krsytal I know a few people don't thing scrubs are that good for your skin if you use them harshly but I think these are great in moderation :)
@Amy definately try a few, i really do swear by them!

Cynthia Z said...

All nice products you got there. I'm getting the St.Ives for blemishes when I finish the whitening one.

♥xx♥

Karen said...

Great post :) I love St. Ives Apricot scrub and I have some in my luggage with me now on my travels...so if it's travel worthy, it's pretty good to me!
I haven't tried Clinique eye creams before. I'm using the MAC fast response eye cream at the moment...
And I love MAC MSFs too...esp the MSF natural line

Nadine said...

Lovely stuff isnt it! i love the exfoliator and the hand and body lotion!

Liz said...

I should use more eye cream, thanks for the recommendations! And I'm addicted to st. ives!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Thanks for sharing!
Great blog! Hope you will become a follower of my blog too?
xoxo

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..R May A.. said...

@ Liz, I swear by eye cream - it always makes my eye area look better :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
those are so great must haves especially ST. Ives.Now following you care to follow me back XOXO

LipglossAndLeopardPrint. said...

Mac Mineralize and St Ives Apricot Scrub would defo be in my top 5 winter must haves too! Great post :) x

All Made Up said...

Great post and awesome choices! Although I'm definitely not a bit fan of Clinique I got one of these little pots of eye creams and it's actually really good!

Nothing beats soap & glory, I love it cos it always smells good enough to eat :)

jen said...

i must agree with you on the apricot scrub.. a great product to get the flakes away.

SilhouetteScreams said...

Haha I was mildly entranced by the background in your product shots. It's so sparkly and holographic *___*

..R May A.. said...

@SilhouetteScream I know - it's so pretty! I'm thinking of doing more posts with it as the background lol

rebecca said...

ooh, i want to try some soap and glory products, so i'll wait for your review to see what that one's like (:

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Cafe Fashionista said...

St. Ives is one of my favorite products - I love their skin creams! For face scrubs, however, I always use Neutrogena. :)

johanna said...

Wonderful products

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I LOVE clinique's products! I use their face washes, they are amazing! But I also use the apricot scrub for an exfoliator. its amazing. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Katie said...

Great products!

Sjaar said...

clinique and mac are really good brands.

Indigo said...

St Ives scrub is amazing. I really want to try the MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes now. Thanks for the great write up!

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Ahleessa said...

Clinique All About Eyes Rich sounds good. Is it a little different from their All About Eyes?

kirstyb said...

soap and glory is my must have xxxx

Cherry Pullinger said...

I love love love Soap and Glory products and I get them every Christmas! The Clinque eye pot looks nice!

..R May A.. said...

@Ahlessa the rich version is completely different in texture - the original feels almost like a gel whereas the rich version is very creamy :)

@Cafe Fashionista I love neutrogena scrubs too much i find them a little to scratchy to use all the time :)

Venus In Virgo said...

thanks for your comment
would you like to follow me back XOXO

ediot said...

i really need to get me some more lush products. one of my favorite perfumes are from there.. karma.
hope you're having a good week so far.
x

Nat Elizabeth said...

Yes yes liking the festive background dear :)

But the lush pot has to be my FAV. Obsess with Lush..the smell and just everything.

Still haven't tries anything from MAC, oh well.
Oh well oh well indeed.

P.s I have a new post also! :)

NE

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great tips! Noticed that I really need an extra something for my skin when the weather gets cold. Bring on the festive posts ;)

Emma said...

love the barry m colours you chose :) xx

Emma said...

love the barry m colours you chose :) xx

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks for sharing! I want to try the scrub too :)

{ I V Y } said...

love the dark blue polish!

Nicole said...

I was at a clinique counter the other day picking up facial wash and noticed the all about eyes cream. I think I might try the hydrating one as I am noticing my under eye area is a bit dryer

Nicole said...

I need a nice glittery polish to put my my accent finger for the holidays. Im obsessed with the models own on!

..R May A.. said...

@nicole definately check out their eye creams - they are seriously amazing:)

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