Cold Weather Essentials.

This year I’ll be experiencing my first full Scottish winter in two years, I usually come home for about a month at Christmas anyway, but as I’ve been away for a while I’ve become a wimp.
It’s only halfway through October and I’m already beginning to think my body and skin can’t take it.

So, all self-pity aside, as it’s rather cold here already and my skin is having big issues with this, I’ve picked out the products that are really helping me through these tough times (ha).
The first being Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask, the perfect mask which nourishes and hydrates skin, leaving it looking bright and healthy. Any exposure to the cold weather and I smother my face in this. If you find your skin going dry and dull during the winter months, I really recommend this for a burst of hydration.

Central heating teamed with blow drying tends to make hair dry and static in winter so I’ll be treating my tresses to my favourite hair mask, Bumble & Bumble Quenching Masque. Ten minutes with this on the ends of my hair makes all the difference and I know it’ll be a saviour come the really cold months. This also makes my hair so smooth and straight, I look like the missing Hanson.

A favourite of mine no matter what the weather is NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, an all over, multi-use dry oil that my skin adores. I highly recommend this for dry patches, it’s one of the only products that really moisturises my skin. If I’m using a body lotion, I often mix a few spritzes of this in to the cream for an intense moisturise. You can use this at the ends of hair, cuticles and on the face so it’s a wonder product.

For daily use, I have the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm on hand to help remove makeup quickly and also leave a lovely feel to my skin. I always go for cleansing balms in the colder months as I find they give back to my skin what the cold and central heating take out.
After this, my winning product at the moment is this Aesop Oil Free Hydrating Serum. I had quite a few samples of this but I can definitely see myself purchasing a full size. It’s ideal for overnight hydration.
Lastly, a product that I couldn’t live without is the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, it’s one of the only balms that really helps my lips and I love how refreshing the menthol scent is.

What are your essential products for the colder months?

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  • The Bumble and Bumble Quenching Masque sounds great. I’ve struggled with frizzy hair for far too long!

  • I usually get really bad skin in the winter months so these would be great to try!


  • This is such a great post. My skin always goes so horrible in the winter, no matter what I try. I will definitely be picking up some of these.

    I am new to the blogging scene, would really appreciate any advice.

    Take a peek x

  • I really want to try the EH balm! I love nuxe oil and eight hour cream. x

  • Thanks for reviewing all these BB creams/mask – I was very sceptical, but knowing they work, I will definately give them a try!

  • I love the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, it’s so moisturising and the scent is heavenly. Really tempted to try some Antipodes products, they always seem to get great reviews.

  • I finally found a store that sells Antiopdes in Canada! I can’t wait to orded this mask! Great posts there are definitely some products in here that I would love to try!

    Sandrine x

  • I tried the Bumble and Bumble Deeeep masque and didn’t have much luck 🙁 Maybe the Quencing Masque would be better.



  • I noticed you said you spritz your NUXE oil – did your bottle come with a spray top?! I bought one almost a year ago and have barely touched it because it has a plastic stopper with a tiny hole that’s really difficult to get product out of! Do you know if I can purchase one of the spray tops? x

  • I noticed you said you spritz your NUXE oil – does yours have a spray top?? I bought a bottle a year ago and have barely touched it because it has a really difficult to use plastic stopper with a tiny hole at the top :/ do you (or does anyone else) know of a spray cap I can find to use with my bottle? x

  • love this post!

  • “I look like the missing Hanson.” HILARIOUS!! love it

  • oh gosh this post is going to come in handy! my skin is going bizerk!!

  • I have to try the antipodes mask!xx

  • I think im pretty lucky in that ive never had a winter not in scotland haha. My skin is tough as nails and like impervious to the cold haha:)

    Lorna xxx

  • HSK

    Both the hair and the face masks sound wonderful! I’ll definitely have to look into them as the coldest times approach.

  • Definitely gonna have to try some of these!

  • My skin is horrendous recently due to winter weather, so this review is really helpful!

    Sarah x

  • My skin is suffering with this cold northern weather. needed to try that mask to sort out my dry skin. Great post x

  • i love bumble and bumble products, always very dependable.

  • This is my first English winter and my first winter ever having moved from Brazil in April, and I can already feel the dryness hitting! These are great tips for me, thank you SO much for this post!! xx

  • Is there a reason why some of your links have asterisk’s next to them? I know sometimes they lead to something you’ve written in the post but sometimes I can’t find anything!

  • I’m obsessed with the Nuxe Oil with the gold particles, its great on the legs for a night out!x

  • Love the sound of the Bumble and Bumble Quenching Mask 🙂

  • Love the sound of the Bumble and Bumble Quenching Mask 😀

  • these products all sound fantastic ! xx