This year we are spending Christmas in the Lake District, which is a beautiful place I had never visited before. The long country walks, the cosy pubs and the spiffing Christmas lunches all feel very English and festive.
Once again I brought the last of the advent calendar presents along with me.
Cowshed, Soothing hand cream
This is a great cream, which keeps your hands well hydrated and nourished after long walks. It has a nice smell too without feeling artificial. The lid is a bit stiff though, so be careful not to squeeze the cream as you are unscrewing it – it will go everywhere! (basically what happened to me).
Nuxe, Huile Prodigieuse
This miraculous oil can be used on your face, hands and hair. I tried it in my hair before I washed it. And I have come to the conclusion that if your hair is dry, if it has split ends or if you dye it regularly, this oil would be a good investment.
Monu Skin, Firming Fiji facial oil
I am always weary of using facial oils because my face can already get quite shiny. I liked this one as it isn’t too intense. For those who have my sort of skin type I would recommend using it once a week.
Philip Kingsley, Elasticizer
I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical at first when I read the word ‘Elasticizer’, but after using it, I can say that it helps to add volume to your hair. To use, you have to apply it to wet hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes before washing. It’s a bit of an effort to wet your hair then wait for a bit, so discouraged to use when pressed for time.
Model Co., Lip liner
A good staple to have in your bag as I find it does make a real difference when applying lipstick (at least for the amateurs like me).
Lottie London, Pocket mirror
Even more of a staple, especially when on the go. I prefer a mirror that can open and close though, just to keep the glass clean.
All-in-all I am very happy with the beauty products I received, and for future reference I would definitely recommend the Asos advent calendar.
I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas! See you in the New Year xox