Winter Skin Saviours

My skin hates winter. More specifically, the onset of winter. I have very dry, eczema-prone skin and when the weather changes, my skin reacts very negatively. I’m talking super sensitive, patchy, dull, scaly. It ain’t pretty.

Here are are couple of my favourite products that are helping my skin beat the winter blues.

Palmers Body oil, Nivea Body Oil, Human+Kind all-in-one oil for hair and skin

First up are three of my current favourite body oils. As you can see from the empty bottle on the pic, the Human+Kind All-in-One Body Oil is a winner. It is a very thick and nourishing oil and works wonders on those super dry areas. It retails for R150 and you will find it in selected Clicks, Wellness Warehouse, Woolworths and Stuttafords stores. The Nivea Firming Body Oil is another great body oil that I discovered a couple of moths ago. This is my second bottle and I think that says a lot. This oil is perfect for those who aren’t really fond of the feel of body oils on the skin… it absorbs very quickly and it has a lighter feel than most other body oils I’ve tried. This is a great one to use in summer as well and it retails for R100. A recent find that I am very happy with is a budget beauty from Palmer’s. I think I may be one of very few that doesn’t like the scent of Palmer’s products. Something about it puts me off and the scent seems to linger forever. BUT the Palmer’s Moisturising Body Oil isn’t heavily scented at all and it disappears quite quickly. The oil is beautifully moisturising and leaves my skin glowing and smooth. Best part of all… it goes for only R46. And that’s for a whopping 250ml. I think this may very well be my bargain buy of the year.

Oh So Heavenly butter me up body butter beautiful earth body butter

Oh So Heavenly’s Butter Me Up Moisture Miracle Body Butter is a body product that finds its way into my basket once a month when I shop at Clicks. This truly is an amazing body butter and it deserves an award. I dedicated a whole blog post just to this budget beauty last year. It retails for R37 and Oh So Heavenly can be found at Clicks. I was introduced to Beautiful Earth earlier this year and I love their products. If natural beauty is your thing, I highly recommend you have a look at all the lovely products that have to offer. Beautiful Earth’s Body Butter is hands down my favourite  from all their products that I have tried. The scent, the texture, the way it makes your skin feel; it’s just perfect. It retails for R99 and you can order from their website.

Nivea Creme vintage tin, Human+Kind Family Remedy Cream and Human+Kind Hand, Elbow, Heal Cream

These 3 have been working over time of late. I don’t I have to say much about Nivea Creme. What you do need to know is that the gorgeous vintage tin is back and it retails for R33 for 150ml. Human+Kind’s Hand, Elbow and Foot Cream is a handbag essential and retails for R90. How pretty is that tube?! Human+Kind’s Family Remedy Cream is great for super dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin and is suitable for the whole family. This is a great one to stock up on. 40ml retails for R140 and 100ml for R200.

beautiful Earth bath milk and bath and massage oil

Two other pamper products from Beautiful Earth are their Bath & Massage Oil and  Bath Milk. Both products smell amazing and leave my skin feeling nourished and cared for. And because it’s all natural, I’ve been using both in Cara’s bath as well and my little girl’s skin loves them too. For 100ml these retail for R65.50 and R67.50 respectively.

What are your favourite winter body care products? I’d love to know.

Keep warm!



Mother’s Day 2015: Woolworths to the rescue

I think the title of this post is apt for just about any special day or celebration. Woolies always has just what you need when it’s time to shop for the special people in your life. This year’s Mother’s Day offerings are no exception. These are a few of my favourites… wink-wink.

woolworths mother's day 2015 gifts
Gifts to show mom how special she is.
woolworths mother's day 2015 pamper
Gifts to pamper.
woolworths warm and snug mother's day 2015
Gifts to keep mom warm and snug when she’s inside…
woolworths mother's day 2015 fashion
…or when she’s out and about.
woolworths gorgeous fashion mother's day 2015
Fabulous fashion for mom.

Woolworths has got you covered.

Happy shopping!