3 Feb 2018 25 comments

The Winter Glow Edit.

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who is feeling the winter blues right about now! I’m pasty, parched and patiently waiting for spring.
I’ve been on a bit of a glow-up mission these past few weeks, and so I’m sharing my secrets…

It all starts with skincare…

A good complexion starts with a good skincare routine, and of course I’ve got just the thing for lacklustre skin. I’ve had to overhaul my picks this month because my skin has been so incredibly dull and dehydrated, I guess from the weather combined with central heating taking its toll.

My go-to at the moment is the new Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, packed with 12.5% vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to smooth and refine the complexion.
I’m a sucker for anything that feels instantly smoothing on the skin, so one application of this lovely little serum had me hooked! It’s so lightweight as you apply, and it slots perfectly in to my routine in between cleanser and moisturiser.

Come morning, my skin is softer and clearer and I’m noticing over time my skin has a little bit of ‘bounce’! Perfect for perking up my complexion throughout winter and in to the warmer (ahem, better) months…

Fake a little radiance

I haven’t had to faux a glow in a while, but I reached desperate measures this month and updated my bronzing routine for the first time in forever!
I’ve been eyeing up the Benefit Hoola Lite for some time now, and after a few weeks of constant use I can confirm it is exactly what I’ve been missing!
It’s the perfect light bronze for adding a touch of radiance to winter skin – I just dust on a little where the light hits my face and I look approximately a million times better.

This smoothing skincare treat is now formulated with more vitamin C for a more radiant complexion, and hyaluronic acid to smooth the appearance of fine lines and work on texture too.
I apply it as part of my evening routine, and it’s working wonders on my skin!

Get your eight hours!

If there’s one thing I take from winters in the UK, it’s that a good nights sleep is essential! I like the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ mantra, it keeps me feeling fresh and I always value an extra 30 mins in the morning too.
Get in to a routine with your sleep; start winding down early with a candle and a peppermint tea, switch out your lamp a little earlier and put your phone away. I also really love spritzing my pillow with the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. It’s a god-send for when I’m feeling overworked and exhausted! You won’t believe what a difference a few extra hours will make to your overall complexion – and your mood!

Don’t forget your bodycare routines

You may remember that one of my beauty resolutions for the year ahead was to be a bit better with bodycare, and I’m a month in at this point and I have to say, it’s worth the extra effort!
I’ve been exfoliating daily and following it up with the incredible Kiehl’s Nourishing Dry Body Oil. The delicious scent and super light texture make this a winner in my eyes, and I’m so impressed at how much better I feel after spending a few extra minutes a day to take care of my previously-reptilian limbs! No more scaly legs for this gal.

Work on yourself too

Okay, so one last thing. Since January was the longest, coldest month in existence, I’ve taken a bit of a beating. I didn’t quite stick to all my monthly goals (quelle surprise) and I’ve fallen behind in other areas too, but I’ve been feeling good otherwise!
I’ve been making an effort to see my friends more, to eat better and to look after my mental health too, and I feel like I’ve been feeling lighter and more refreshed for it!

How do you feel glowy and happy throughout winter? Any tips to add?

* This post was created in collaborating with Kiehl’s. All views my own.

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  • Dressed With Soul

    You’re really glowing – wonderful!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Love this, my skin has finally cleared up thanks to roaccutane so Im really looking forward to enjoying more products like this! Benefit Hoola is forever my go to! x


  • Lovely post! The Kiehls concentrate sounds amazing! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • Flo la vita

    Benefit hoola lite looks fab xx


  • You make this serum sounds all the more interesting! I’ve been on the fence about this for ages.


  • Caz

    The Kiehls concentrate sounds great – i’ve been trying to get into good habits with my skincare routine recently!

    Caz | thisiscaz.com

  • ɐllǝq

    Such a great post xx


  • Love 💗 these wonderful post about good skincare! 💗👍🏼💗

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog</A

  • Who doesn’t love a little winter glow? 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing all of these great recommendations! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I loved the aesthetic of this entire post! I struggle with my skin so I always like a good skincare post.

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume

  • 不错不错!内容感觉好极了!

  • Lisa Autumn

    A good skincare routine and staying hydrate is the most important part for me to keep that glow even in the winter months! 🙂

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • Hannah Bennin Brataas

    Could you please do a review of the Mansur Gavriel Circle Bag? I am so curious about how you feel about it, how you wear it and so on! I am thinking of buying it, and would love to hear what you think! 🙂 <3 Love your blog by the way! It is one of the few blogs I actually read these days! Keep up the good work!

  • I really love hearing about your skin care, because your skin is amazing x

  • skin and body care is so important in winter. my skin gets so dry and its just so bad.


  • The Kiehl’s serum sounds like something I need, especially if it’s going to reduce lines! xx

  • I adore Kiehl’s and it is one of the only brands where I haven’t found a product I don’t get along with yet. Looking forward to trying out the new formula of the serum, because extra Vitamin C is always welcome at this time of year! Enjoyed taking a peek into your Winter essentials x

  • I am ALL ABOUT that winter glow at the moment so I love this post! Such fab products I really want to try


    Ellie xx

  • Ooo! I need to get my hands on this product!


  • 新春佳节到。祝好!祝好!

  • Oh I love this post. It’s not yet Winter here in South Africa but these tips are still useful. Your photography is amazing. I have heard a lot about Kiehl’s and they seem like such a great brand.

  • Gee

    I need that Benefit Hoola Lite in my life!

    • Shirl

      Agree, no red pigment!👏🏻

  • Blondie

    What foundation are you using for this makeup ? it really looks glowyyyy love it !!!!

  • Natalie Redman

    Your skin looks so healthy in these photos! Gorgeous.