Winter Series #2 – Body Care

Hello Lovelies!

I’m back today with my body care recommendations to keep the cold from making your skin dull and lack-lustre. The most important to thing to do is exfoliate and moisturise of a regular basis, but I have a couple of hero products to give your skin an immediate lift if you haven’t much time on your hands.

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First off – my number one choice in exfoliator. This is the Pecksniff’s Sandalwood and Vanilla Body Scrub and it smells oh-so-good. This is a pretty pricey product; bought from a store this will set you back £25 but I found mine in Homesense for the bargain price of £4.99! The great thing about this scrub, aside from the heavenly scent is that it leaves a film of oil on the skin (which I know some people detest, but hear me out). It sinks in in a matter of minutes and leaves your skin feeling silky soft for days. I would recommend using a body scrub up to 3 times a week in Winter, especially if you have party coming up. 

A great choice if you hate body lotions or anything sticky is a dry oil. My choice is Champney’s Citrus Glow. This smells like oranges and lemons but also has a real warmth to it, making it a perfect Winter scent. This can be used in place of a perfume as the scent really lingers. It’s super moisturising and nourishing but opposed to a thin body lotion it sinks into the skin in seconds and you can get dressed right after applying this!

If you have a little more time on your hands I would recommend a thick, luxurious body butter. The Body Shop brings it when it comes to body butters and they do a wide variety of scents however my favourites are the Vitamin E and Papaya body butters. The Olive Oil one is also lovely. The Vitamin E one is perfect for before bed as you can really slather it on and by morning any dry patches will be moisturised and lovely – this is a great body butter to choose if you want a quick overnight fix for an event the next day. The Papaya body butter has a great summer scent to it – great if you’re making a Winter getaway to warmer climes! The scent isn’t so over-powering that everyone within a 5 mile radius gets knocked out by the smell, but lingers enough to encourage people to say “What IS it that smells so nice round here?!”.

My budget buy for body moisturisers is good ol’ E45 cream. For winter eczema patches, dry skin, blemishes, razor rash… Basically anything involving under-nourished, irritated, angry skin. I use this on my elbows, knees, shins and even on my face to lock in moisture after a face mask! This is a great product if you have really sensitive skin as it has no scent. It’s also great to use over the top of other body butters/lotions/oils to seal them and obtain maximum moisture.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post! Please be sure to give it a like or hit the follow button if you want to keep reading my Winter Series of posts!
Love, Bonnie

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Mary-Lou Manizer The Balm

Hello Lovelies!
A little chat about an impulse purchase today. We’ve all been there – picking up the (not so) necessaries from feelunique when suddenly your mouse slips and another product slips stealthily into your online basket. These products are usually ones we’ve heard raved about on youtube and the like and when the opportunity to snag one comes up – BAM – into the basket it goes.
That was the case with this luminising powder. I’d heard a few things about it whispered around on the blogesphere and wanted to try it for myself. The thing that really did it for me was “essiebutton”’s video. I think it’s called “If I Lost All My Make-Up” or something similar (let me know if you want to see me do that tag, by the way!).

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So, when this arrived on my doorstep the first thing I noticed was the utterly adorable packaging. It kind of reminds me of Benefit’s packaging – anyone else have the same view? All of The Balm’s packaging is super sweet and kitsch, which appeals to me a lot a lot.
The product itself is craaaazy shimmery; I’m talking “pow” worthy. So, if you’re looking for a subtle high-light this probably isn’t one for you. However (and we all know how much I love that word) if you enjoy a good shimmery cheekbone – and let’s face it, there’s a moment when we all do – this is the bomb. It is warm toned so it brings that ethereal “glowing from within” thing that everyone wants (apparently). I use this with a fan brush and the lightest of strokes to apply to my cheekbones, brow bone (top and bottom), nose bridge and cupid’s bow. It looks especially good teamed with bronzer and a brown-based eye.
I think I’m going to enjoy using this in Winter because I can imagine it looking extremely elegant with a red lip and some cat-winged liner.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Don’t forget to like it if you liked it and if you press the follow button I’ll send a fairy to give you a hug.
Love, Bonnie xx

My New Babies

My New Babies

Treated myself today and bought a new dress and some boots. The dress is quite summery whilst the boots are actually rather wintery but I tried them on together and I love the jux-de-postion of the look.
Wanted to share them with you lovely lot!

I’m going to go and have a sit down now and pretend I didn’t spend my milk money on shoes. Cup of tea and giant Maryland cookies? I think so!

I hope you enjoyed this rather short post. Let me know if you like the look and I’ll do some OOTDs!
Love, Bonnie xx