Winter Survival Guide

 

If theres one thing I love about the colder months is the fact it gives me more time to relax and unwind and really enjoy being in the moment. My favourite winter rituals would be running a nice hot bath and using some of my favourite bath products from the likes of LUSH and drinking the most luxurious of hot chocolates every other night. You might be well aware that my most sought after hot chocolate brand is Whittard of Chelsea with Thorntons being a close second, however this line has now been sadly discontinued.

 

whittardshotchocolate, krystelcouture, whittardsofchelsea,

 

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krystelcouture, portermagazine, blanketscarf, asos,

 

lush, butterbear, bathbomb, rimmel, kate, rimmellondon,

 

MooGoo, SoothingMSMcream,

 

Taking time out to relax will rejuvenate and refill you with new ideas and motivation for the day ahead and even the next, considering how well you’ve planned everything out. I’m starting to take more me time everyday and enjoy the present moment before getting back down to work. My day’s are pretty long from an early morning start at around 8-9pm all the way to 12-1am before I settle down for the night. Weekday’s for me normally consist of blogging, photography work, editing, social media and then I start my part time job late afternoon until night, after 10pm I normally relax and catch up with TV or read some blogs/magazines until bed.

 

With such a hectic schedule this can leave me feeling deflated and technically speaking I work more than I do sleep or relax, but at the same time I’m happy with that as I actually enjoy working and having something to do with my time but off course it can get on top of me sometimes. I feel more now than ever it affects me worse when the nights get darker and the days get much colder that it can stress me out and cause cold sores and tiredness from being so run down trying to fit everything in.

 

Sorefix is a brand new cold sore lip balm that’s just hit the shelfs and actually works to prevent cold sores and dry lips which is a life saver for me as I always find it worse during winter! The strange thing is my cold sores never hurt or cause me discomfort but there not nice to look at and really stubborn! I’ve tried a variety of brands in the past and the only one that works effectively is Blistex, however Sorefix is my new go to as this works to prevent them coming back and this is a powerful edition that Blistex doesn’t contain.

 

Surprisingly enough just after receiving Sorefix I actually had a cold sore in the process and it was the perfect time to trial it and see how effective it was and I was amazed! My cold sore disappeared the following day! This is the quickest turn over I’ve ever experienced from a cold sore product and I couldn’t quite believe it! It could just be the fact I maybe caught it just in time before it developed but even although that’s some pretty impressive results. To this very day I haven;t had another cold sore and that’s been a good 3 weeks now since I first tried this product and hoping it wards them off for much longer but we’ll see!

 

I’ve actually been using the Sorefix on my lips to treat dryness and hydrate them and it works really well for this purpose too and makes a perfect base for lipstick! The formula isn’t overly liquidised and gives a nice creamy texture when applied to the lips and hydrates them straight away and makes them feel comfortable again and not dry and sore. I adore this Rimmel Kate matte lipstick in shade “Wine”, it’s the perfect deep berry hue for Autumn/Winter and despite being a matte lipstick it’s not drying at all and just stunning.

 

Lastly a true winter saviour must have is my hand and body creams! These are a fundamental part of my winter skincare routine and just keep my skin hydrated and soft during the colder months. I’m currently loving The Body Shop hand cream range and always switch between these travel tubes and the LUSH tubs which aren’t as travel friendly but just as moisturising with all the lovely natural ingredients. Speaking of natural ingredients MooGoo skincare sent me some lovely skin products to try out and really enjoying the MSM Soothing cream packed with organic sulfur and sweet almond oil to hydrate the skin. I’ve been using this on my face and body and it calms redness and makes my skin feel really soft and moisturised for a long period of time. The lotion has a gorgeous thick creamy texture and applies to the skin really well and dries in quick enough.

 

p.s you can try a free sample of the SoreFix lip balm here.

 

What’s your winter saviours?

 

xo, Jenny

 

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  • Tal

    i LOOOVE that hand cream, it smells like a dream! Whenver I use the cranberry version everyone asks me if i’ve drank beer- how weird!

    Beauty Blender- worth the hype?

    • It’s gorgeous 🙂 I actually have a scented candle from Yankee very similar to this too! Ha,ha! xx

  • I definitely can’t live without a hand cream in the colder months. At the moment, I’m loving Sephora’s Chocolate Hand Cream, it smells amazing!
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • Hand cream is an essential of mine but lip balm comes first as my lips are always getting dry in the cold and it can be pretty sore too! 🙁 Chocolate hand cream sounds divine! I’ll have to check this out 😀 xx

  • Albert Wijaya
  • This Winter themed post is perfection hun! I absolutely love Whittard’s too. That flavour looks classic and delicious, I have their Crème Brûlée flavour and it’s so delicious.:D

    http://www.veebzboo.com
    http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – FASHION HAUL

    • Aww thank you 🙂 the Crème Brûlée is a favourite of mine but I do find it can be very sweet if I drink it most nights ha,ha! That’s why I normally switch the flavours around xx

  • Hot chocolate(hot drinks :)), a big cosy scarf, hand cream and lip balm are my saviours! I can’t go without them a single day 🙂 107 is one of my favourite lipstick, it is gorgeous! xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • These are my daily essentials! Lip balm has to be one of the most fundamental things as my lips always get dry and sore 🙁 It’s a gorgeous lipstick shade and right up my street! Love dark shades at this time of year 🙂 xx

  • That shade of lipstick is my favourite, I have the whole range as they are so good for budget lips and the body shop hand creams are so gorgeous xxx

    • I actually haven’t tried the full range but loving this shade and you can’t complain at the price! Going to buy more I think 😀 xx

  • Kiki Rampone

    Love your photos! The color of that lipstick is adorable. Great post!

    xo Kiki

    http://colormekiki.com/

  • Great post! I love that hot chocolate and lipstick! Gemma xx
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you 🙂 the hot chocolate tastes amazing! Perfect for cold nights <3

  • Maireem Maneje

    Love all the products you mentioned for winter <3 -Maireem

    http://www.myfairautumn.com

  • I love the scarf you are wearing! I also love the Kate lipstick, I love berry colours at this time of year

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Lauren and the Kate lipstick is a favourite of mine at the moment! It’s the first shade I’ve tried from the collection and definitely buying more xx

  • I love this post. The best survival guide!

    Jenn | http://www.jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Really love how large your images are 🙂 I feel like I can delve into the screen and pick out the items (if only) haha! A great post and really do love the look of the Whittard chocolate drink it sounds delicious! I love their flavoured coffee also, so nice! Laura http://www.shehearts.net

    • Aww thanks Lauren 🙂 happy you like the new layout! I figured I’d try something different and like the way it looks now! I’m hooked on Whittards, love the coffee, tea and hot chocolates but it can be expensive, it makes a nice treat tho! xx

  • Thanks <3

  • did you change your blog design? If yes its very nice ! Is the lippy No 107 ? I have that one and its so lovely!

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Yes I changed my whole design yesterday myself as my last design was giving me technical issues but I much prefer this one 🙂 Thank you, happy you like it! <3 And yes it's shade 107, Gorgeous isn't it! Love it 😀 x

  • Nue Rêve de Miel lip balm and my cozy blankets.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Hot chocolates are so cosy for winter and whittards is amazing! I actually got a set of whittards hot chocolates and a mug for Christmas a couple of years ago, best gift ever?!?

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

    • It is divine 🙂 I just wish everything was slightly cheaper but can’t complain as I love the coffee too! Really want to try the chocolates and biscuits but haven’t got around to that yet 😉 xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love winter for the hot chocolates (so good!) and the nice pampering products like oils etc you can use, but I hate chapped winter lips and especially cold sores! I usually get them when I’m stressed and they’re a pain, you’re really lucky yours don’t cause you discomfort or anything like that.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • My lips are forever chapped during winter and even get sore! I always carry a good lip balm with me 🙂 Cold sores aren’t much of a bother for me and don’t normally hurt or cause discomfort but they can be stubborn and take a good week to dissappear xx