Monday 1 July 2013

Snow Bunny Beauty

A few weeks ago, a friend suggested a weekend trip up to the snow. She felt confident that as it was a whole week after the opening weekend, that there would in fact, be snow. Not being an expert in snow matters, I believed her and proceeded to gather together all the gear necessarily for a weekend in the snow. 

First up with snow gear. Board and boots borrowed, thermal underwear purchased, am good to go. Food was the next consideration, cheese, bread, the entire inventory of Phillipa's Bakery and of course, a case of wine.

As it would be ridiculously cold and I envisaged swooshing down the slopes, I assembled my favourite winter products necessary to protect my skin in such harsh weather. Some courtesy of my day job, and others I have picked up on my travels.

Sranrom  Boy Wash in Youthful Zest - Wake me up before you go-go snowboarding.
OP Therapy – Rich body moisturiser perfect after a hot shower.
Mbeze deodorette – Super cute travel deodorant.
B by Bloom Col.lecta Cheek Tint in Barossa Valley – I am so in love with this colour.
Gatineau Melatologie – Rich day moisturiser to keep my skin moist on the slopes.
Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse – Primer and a Sunblock all in one.
Erborian BB Cream – Travel size. I don’t leave home without it.
Sarah Chapman Cleansing Balm – I only ever use cleansing balms and oils in winter as they lock the moisture in and keep my skin soft.
Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream – Multipurpose moisturiser made by Japanese mountain climbers, awesome stuff. I keep it in my pocket and use as a lip balm. Picked this up in London, will be landing in my clients online store soon.
Australis High Lights – Use with Bloom Cheek tint for apr├Ęs snowboarding drinkies.
Espa – Intensive Bio Complex – my winter must have. I get terribly dry cheeks in the cold, and this keeps them baby smooth.

Sadly, there wasn't any snow, there was no swooshing, just lots of eating and drinking. Hopefully if you go to the snow, there will actually be snow, so remember to pack heavy duty moisturisers, sunscreen and of course, lip balm.

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