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'
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