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02:41 pm: Winter faves

If there be anyone still lurking around here, that is. Yes... 2,5 months since the last update. I´m not proud. And I AM going to pull my act together.
So has winter arrived at your place yet? Surprisingly there is no snow here yet. Colour me puzzled. In a happy way. I suspect it won´t last long, in fact I don´t think it will last much longer than until this evening.

But anyway, it´s definitely been cold here the past month and for my part that really affects... well, everything really. Nails, hair, face, respiratory passages - you name it. Fortunately there are quite a few good products out there, so I figured I´d just show the stuff which helps me through winter:

The Elisabeth Arden 8-hour lip balm has saved my life these past couple of winters. They usually sell them in 3-packs at airport and I always stack up. No other lip treatment comes even close if you ask me.

Ok, so it´s not specifically for winter, but I started using this after being given it by my mum, who for some reason can´t use eye creams (they make her eyes water). But I use it twice a day and it´s lovely!

Now, I absolutely cannot use the same moisturiser in the summer and winter, I always have to go for something richer when the temp´s below zero. And with me having combination skin, it can be difficult to find something that protects you from the cold but at the same time don´t make you break out. I was recommended this cream by a nice sales lady at Malaga airport a few months back and it´sa winner.

Probably one of the most annoying things everrrr with the freezing temps is that my hair gets so bloody electric! I wear my hats and hoods and everything but still I frizz up like some weird alien. AND WE HATESS IT!! And so oil is the word apparently. And this is the real McCoy which I got from a friend from France. You can use it like a leave-in condioner or lately I´ve been bringing it in my purse and I start to get electric (and not in a fun way) I just pour a drop in my palm and stroke it over my hair. Helps a LOT!

I think it can be tricky finding a rich enough hand cream sometimes. The really light and runny ones do nothing for me, but I don´t want the really rich ones which makes you feel like you´re walking around with buttered hands either. My fave ones are the L´Occitane ones, but I´m loving this one from Yves Rocher. Juust perfect. Like a lot of YR stuff :o)

Whops! How did Ylvis get in there!? Oh well... we all know funny guys helps for winter anyway... or for all seasons really :o)

Have a lovely advent all!

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Date:December 9th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
It's always lovely to see you posting here Maia. :)

No snow over here yet either. I'm guessing it'll turn up in Jan/Feb when we don't want it!

That hair oil sounds like a godsend. My hair is awful right now, seriously I pulled a jumper over my head the other day and my hair was so static that it looked like I'd rubbed a balloon all over it.

Take care and I hope you're having a lovely December so far.

Edited at 2013-12-09 02:44 am (UTC)
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Date:December 11th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sam, likewise :o)

We actually got a few snowfalls on Sunday, so now it´s white everywhere. It´s supposed to rain away again next week though. I don´t mind to be honest ;o)

Hair oil is the thing for you then! If you can get the original Moroccan one it´s the best, but I assume your local drug store has other brands too. I thnk Elséve has a version. Anything helps.

You too Sam, catch you soon for a proper chat hopefully XXX
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Date:December 11th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm still lurking! Glad to know you're having a good start to winter.
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Date:December 11th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yay, good to see you! How´s things?

Winter´s been kind so far, no extreme cold or lots of snow thankfully. How about you?
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