With the cold weather firmly taking hold here in the uk (although we are expecting the warmest Christmas on record, but knowing British weather it probably going to be freezing) Its time to switch up skin and body care. However, some might be a bit strapped for cash, it being Christmas and all! So I thought I'd share with some of my budget essentials for this time of year!
Yankee Candle Fire Side Treats // £8.99
Who Doesn't love candles in the colder months? And this candle is a must have! The describtion says the scent is toated marshmallows. This really does smell of toasted marshmallows mixed with fire smoke scent (but in good way). I just want to sit and smell it all day, its winter and cozyness summed up in a scent! Although Yankee Candles are arguably not budget, you can pick the small jars up for under £10, along with the burning time, and the scent throw they are hard to beat!
Soap And Glory Hand Food // £2.50
Hand cream is essential to stop hands drying out during the colder months. And this offering from Soap and Glory smooths, softens and hydrates dry chapped hands in fast acting formula at an unbeatable price. It smells divine as well!
The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream // £4
Indulge yourself this winter with the sweet, but delicate, sent of chocolate with this shower cream from The Body Shop. This also contains cocoa butter to help soften and smooth the skin and is soap free so it wont dry skin out! Making this an all round winner during winter!
ST, Mortiz Instant Self Tanning Dark Mousse // £4.99
If you're a self confessed tan lover like myself, you'll know the struggle in the winter - when all hope of natural golden tan is gone - its time to like a false one to restore that bronze goddess look! And this St. Mortiz one is perfect for achieving the ' I've just stepped of a dessert island' glow. Its easy to apply, dries quick, tinted so you know where you applying it, and leaves behind a gorgeous deep tan, without being orange! A brilliant all rounder that's fool proof to sum it up!
Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm // £9.50
If you suffer with dry chapped lips, look no further! This is a rich nurshing balm that contains a lethel cocktail of ingredients to sooth, repair, hydrate and restore the lips back perfect condition! This is very thick so I like to use it at night and in the morning my lips are super smooth and soft!
The Body Shop Body Butter Shea Butter // £14
A cult classic and for good reason! The Body Shop Body Butter offer intense hydration in a rich cream that's fast absorbing and a dream to apply, leaving skin feeling supple, soft and smooth. Dry patches are gone! And the sent of this Shea Butter one is amazing! A rich nutty scent that's perfect for winter!
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter // £13
Hold all your plans of buying an expensive cleanser until you've at least tried this! This a rich makeup cleanser that melts away makeup and impurities, without strapping or drying out skin, leaving skin feeling soft, clean and pampered! This is like lard in the pot but once it has come into contact with water it instantly melts into a smooth oil that lifts away makeup with ease and its easy to remove with a damp flannel or muslin cloth!
Soap And Glory Speed Plump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse // £14
This overnight moisturiser is brilliant for anyone with dry skin or those just looking for that extra moisture injecting that skin needs in winter. This has super light mousse like texture that really packs a punch in terms of hydration! This promises to leave skin soft, smooth, radiant and reduce fine lines for glowing happy complexion! After using this my skin does feel soft, smooth and hydrated!
Have tried any these? What are your budget winter essentials?
Until next time...