Thursday, 11 December 2014

11th Day Of Blogmas: Winter Essentials

I saw the first snow of winter today, here in the North East, it didn't last long but now I'm really in the Christmas spirit. Anyway, the snow is more than enough to motivate me to write this post on winter essentials.

The first item on my winter essentials list is Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa, I don't know about anyone else but I'm really prone to chapped lips at this time of the year. I like to slather some of this on to remedy this but even if I wasn't prone to chapped lips I would still probably buy it because it smells divine! Of course you can get Vaseline Lip Therapy Queen Bee, Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy, Vaseline Lip And Aloe Vera Therapy or even the original Vaseline Lip Therapy but this one is my favourite. Besides, this handy little tin can fit into your handbag, purse or into the side of your car.

Winter is a time in the year that I forget about colour protect shampoos and look for more restorative and weather protected products. The Aussie Winter Miracle collection is an adaptation or the Beach Mate range and is perfect for weather worn tresses so it's well worth a try. The image I've used to the right is from KIRSTYLEIGH's blog because I couldn't find a decent picture and I'm typing this up in the office. Anyway, you should check her blog out because it's enjoyable to read. Back to the product, I advise buying all three items in the range because the Shampoo and Conditioner are great for everyday use and the Deep Treatment is very much like a hair mask in the way that it restores your hair and leaves it feeling silky smooth. 

As mentioned in my Winter Warm-Ups post, I love to have a hand warmer kept in my bag for when I'm in the office because it's hit and miss with the room temperature so one day I could be practically sweating and the next I could be shivering. The image to the right was included in the original post, I bought the hand warmer from The Factory Shop. As I said in the aforementioned post, the only issue is that you have to heat it up in boiling water for ten minutes before you can use it so it's not exactly convenient for when you're in a rush but it's just a really useful item to have anyway.

Tea is an essential of mine at all times of the year but it's particularly appreciated in the winter months. I've mentioned before how about how I'm a tea snob so it probably comes as no surprise that I'm listing Yorkshire Tea as my favourite brand yet again. I don't really stray from that brand when it comes to traditional tea but I do love to drink Chai and other spiced teas. This image has been so overused on my blog and I only took it last week, it's featuring Yorkshire Tea and some sort of spice cake but I just wanted to follow the pattern of the post and include a picture for each essential.

Next up is the Christmas Eve Yankee Candle, it costs about £17 but it lasts a really long time so it is worth the extra money spent on the candle. This particular candle is really festive which you can probably tell by its name but the smell really sets a warm and cosy atmosphere. The site describes the scent as Traditional Christmas scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits which is spot on because those are the scents that really put me in a festive mood. 

Anyway, these are just a few of my personal winter essentials. I hope you enjoyed them, please leave your blog links in the comments because I'm looking for more blogs to connect with. 


  1. So agree with the vaseline. I can't do without something on my lips in the winter.

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