May is all about avoiding calls of a Beauty 'Maaaay Day' emergency! We've curated a collection of items ace for avoiding a beauty drama in our May boxes. However, we couldn't fit everything in to the little blue boxes headed your way, which is why we've decided to round up a few more essentials to save the beauty day... And hurry, they are all 25% off for a limited time only!
Winter brings harsh conditions that can dry out your 'dermis faster than a sudden rain shower in June! Get prepped now with our anti-dry collection. For the face, make sure you've got a thick and hydrating moisturiser in your kit, like the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream to help with any dry skin on the surface.
You'll also need a nourishing formula to help get some moisture deep within the skin - a serum is the product to pick, as it penetrates, rather than just sitting on top. Try the Be in Awe Nirvaata Calming Serum with natural, active, botanical ingredients - it will also help deter any redness from dry sensitivities.
A big mistake dry skinned ladies make it to only hydrate the face; really, your moisturising efforts should go a little lower too. The delicate skin on your neck can be prone to aging easily, especially with exposure to the elements, so incorporate a rich balm with powerful ingredients for mega-absorption in the area. I love the Bellamer Renewing Face and Neck Mask, with shea butter and Vitamin E.
Other sneak spots dryness likes to reside? The lips, which can be extremely painful if not nipped in the bud! The NS-3 Lip Balm contains natural butters and waxes to protect and nourish whilst giving a helping hand with its long-lasting relief to sore, chapped lips.
Another wonder product from NS is the Heel Balm Complex. Too much boot wearing can see us forget about our feet - come Spring, be prepared for pretty sandals once again with soft and smooth heels free from any dreaded cracks! And for an all over hydration hit, reach for the Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Body Cream, which takes the itch out of dry skin.
Dryness might no be your issue, but the chilly weather may leave you susceptible to a dull complexion, especially with all that time spent in doors out of any sunshine. The Ayruda Skin Perfecting Moisturiser is ace a refreshing, revitalising, making skin more luminous! Plus, it comes in two delightful scents to invigorate your senses! If your skin needs to go that one step further, I recommend a resurfacing serum. The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum is a cult product in its field.
Containing 14% Glycolic Extract to radically reinvigorate collagen production, plus Vitamin A to accelerate cell turnover, dull skin is quickly brought back to life. A top anti-aging item for those concerned with fine lines too. Or perhaps it's not so much your skin that's dull, but your stamina? Winter can zap all your energy thanks to less Vitamin D and fresh air outdoors. Rather than reach for yet another coffee, try the all-natural Faust's Potions. They contain a 24-hour restorative natural formula and work for hangovers, general stress, tiredness and even jetlag!
Changes in the weather can cause follicles to freak! Frizzy strands are often the result and a complaint of many a lady during the cooler months. Frizz can occur for a few reasons, and one is dry locks. A nourishing mask, like the Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment, will help. Look for the inclusion of nourishing oils to heel split ends and protect against future frizz. Another hair saving trick are Spinacles. These actually work better in hair with a little volume, so are great for throwing up frizzy strands in a hurry. They create a topknot style bun with ease and best of all, don't create dreaded bun headache.
STAINS & GERMS
I don't know about you, but I get a little lazy this time of the year. The early dark nights and rush to get home and cuddle up on the couch zaps all my energy, which is why I often find myself slinking off to bed sans makeup removal! Naughty, I know. WOTNOT wipes on my bedside certainly make it easier.
Another wipe I can't live without is the Herban Essential Towlettes - keep a couple in your bag to clean hands on the go and avoid the flu this chilly season (public transport commuters, listen up!). Another way to eradicate bacteria from your life is with a brand new set of makeup brushes that are all your own. I love the WOTNOT Vegan set - just be sure to keep them clean!
And, if like us at bb, your red wine intake leaps when it's cold outside (any excuse, right?) make friends with Wine Wipes. These handy pads are like makeup removers for your teeth, so the dreaded red wine smile will never need to stare back at you when you hit the ladies at your local bar. Embarrassment, averted.
And now for the extras which just make beauty life a little easier! A mirror for touch ups on the go, Hollywood Tape for any wardrobe dramas, the SkinMiso Comedo Blackhead remover (because we all like to fuss over our pores - don't deny it!) and Lash Card for killer mascara application on any occasion. The last handy tool ideal for the upcoming Winter? Zipettes. Because just like red wine, we all love our carbs a little more when it's cold! Avoid the emergency of a popped jean button and keep one with you when heading to a big winter feast. Speaking of, is it lunchtime yet?
Do you suffer from any of the above emergencies in the Winter season? Remember to shop now to avoid them! I'll be snapping up a few myself - Lauren