I am so sorry for not posting for about 2 weeks! I have been so busy recently, with new year and everything. I might even show you what I’ve been up to! Anyway, I thought I’d make a ‘Winter Beauty Essentials’, but most of the products are just alternatives to each other! There are so many nail varnishes, but who doesn’t love nail varnish?!
During the winter people either get drier skin than usual, or oiler skin than usual. I happen to be part of the latter, so I always need to powder my T zone. I love this powder because it really reduces shine, and provides coverage where I need it. You can use it to set makeup, but I prefer to use the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder for that.
Looking for a dark nail varnish that isn’t black? Look no further! Chanel Rouge noir is famous for looking black in some light, burgundy in others. I wouldn’t recommend wearing this if you have long nails, because they can look like witch nails, but if you have short nails, then I think that this looks really nice!
You can’t really use this on its own, but it’s a really nice top coat and goes well over pretty much every nail varnish colour. It’s really glittery and shiny, great for parties and nights out. Essie did 4 limited edition nail varnishes, I think, for winter, and they’re all different colour glitters. They are beautiful, if you like that kind of glitzy and sparkly top coats.
Who doesn’t wear a red nail varnish around Christmas and new year?! I really like this one because it isn’t too bright but it isn’t dark either. Sometimes red nails can make your hands look old, but i don’t find that this does. You need to have a red nail varnish in your collection, and I really love this one.
This is a really nice neutral colour, that looks great in its own, and great with a top coat. It’s so easy to wear and I really like it. Urban Outfitters aren’t really known for nail varnish because it’s a clothing brand, but I’m really impressed with them. There’s a massive colour range and they are really easy to apply and last a long time.
Ciate – Nail Polish in Celestial
I got this in a Ciate advent calendar last year, and I think it was limited edition, but if you can get your hands on this, definitely do. It is so so glittery and lasts for such a long time. I really like applying this over a gold nail polish, they compliment each other really well.
During winter my lips get so so dry. To combat that I love this lip balm from Kiehl’s because it is really affective and I see results very quickly. Although it has an expensive price tag, it lasts so long because you really don’t need a lot to cover your whole lips. It’s definitely worth the investment.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I have loads of blog posts planned for 2016, so make sure you stay up to date!