Monday, 8 October 2012

2 new winter products

When the weather starts turning cold, the sky is an unhappy looking grey colour and the light starts fading earlier and earlier it's time to make some changes to our wardrobe, skincare/make up routine and accessories!

I am one of those people who always licks my lips because I just hate them being all dry. This is such a bad habit to have because it means that I always have chapped/dry/sore lips in the winter! I even have sore lips in the summer because of this so you can imagine how much lip product I use during the winter months!

To prevent my lips looking like a total eyesore and being really sore and uncomfortable I apply a lot of lip balm. Usually I use the 'Medicated ChapStick' and this helps a lot :) However, whilst I was in Boots today with my friend I noticed they have a 3 for 2 offer on and included within it was Burts Bees! Being a major YouTube watcher I have heard people within the beauty community talking about these lip balms for so so so long and I have been meaning to pick one up forever but always end up forgetting!

In store today they had 3 different colours/flavours so I thought I would take advantage of their offer and purchase all 3! I have to admit that these lip products are not the cheapest around (there were some Boots brand lip products there for around £1 and the ChapSticks were £1.70 something) but I have heard good things about them so I was willing to give them a try as I have a bit of chapped skin in the corner of my lip already :(

My usual ChapStick! (currently on 3 for 2 offer at Boots)

The Burt's Bees products I purchased today - priced at £3.69 each! (currently on 3 for 2 offer at Boots)
I do have to admit that I am a little bit of a lip product obsessive! When I moved back down to London I actually went into Selfridges and purchased 2 tins of the new limited edition 'Pink Bubbly' Vaseline! I am forever loosing or forgetting my lip products because I always swap and change my bags and forget to pop a chapstick on ... I shouldn't need to buy any new ones until next winter now!
The limited edition Vaseline!
Another thing I find we have to change during the winter months is our nail varnish colours! I have SO many colours but I have to make a little confession .... amoungst my collection of around 40/50 colours a very small number of them are dark colours! I really think I have about 5 autum/winter shades!
I have been reading a lot that the colour for this years autum/winter season is going to be burgundy!This colour is going to be big in fashion whether you're wearing a burgundy item of clothing, have a burgundy accessory or have burgundy nail varnish! So during my very boring EU law tutorial today I decided when I finished I would go to Boots and purchase some burgundy nail varnish!
I have been seeing this colour everywhere recently and it really has been growing on me a lot! I am not someone who usually wears dark nail varnishes (as you can probably tell from my previous NOTD post and what I have already said in this post) but I thought I would break the mould and try it! I'm a person who is natually pale and I just think burgundy would look amazing against pale skin! I couldn't decide between 2 colours but in the end I chose a Rimmel Pro polish in the colour 'Desire 393'
'Desire 393' priced at £4.59 (currently on 3 for 2 offer at Boots)
'Desire 393' priced at £4.59 (currently on 3 for 2 offer at Boots)
A swatch of 'Desire 393'
When looking at this nail polish in Boots it did look like a very dark burgundy (as you can see from the photos of the nail polish in the bottle). However, when I swatched the nail polish it is more of a dark plum colour with a slight gold undertone - not what I initially wanted! However, I'm not majorly upset at the colour because I like purple and it is still slightly burgundy (just not as burgundy as I actually wanted).
This colour really is a big change from my usual pink colours but I really am looking forward to using this new colour soon and I know it will look amazing with winter clothing and accessories! PLUS this colour really reminds me of christmas and I think it would be a beautiful classy colour to wear for a christmas party :)
What do you guys think of my new winter inspired purchases - Have you ever used Burts Bees products before? Do you like the new burgundy colour trend? 
I hope your Monday hasn't been too bad and that you have all had a lovely weekend :)                                        Lots of Love, Elysia xxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. That purple nail polish looks so pretty ! =D

    1. It really is stunning! The colour is perfect for the cold autum/winter months! The colour is a little deceiving as it does look burgundy in the bottle but once painted onto the nail or swatched it looks purple haha! I really like it as well because it slims your fingers down and makes them look longer - perfect for making sausage fingers look thinner :)!! Elysia xxxx

  2. This is gorgeous! What a perfect color for fall, awesome post :) xx

    1. It really is stunning! Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed reading :) Elysia xxxx

  3. That nail polish looks gorgeous! X

    1. It really is a gorgeous colour! Perfect for this time of year and would look stunning worn to work or a christmas party :) Elysia xxx