We're still in Victoria's Secret land and we're in the mood to look a little more sexy than usual. Those crazy manes and glossy lips have us thinking about date night, hot rollers and nude lip liner, so we thought we'd ask the POPSUGAR Australia editors' what products they turn to when they want to look and feel outrageously hot. Curious?
Infused with cedarwood, juniper berry, geranium and grapefruit, it's got the kind of smell you can only seem to find in an expensive day spa. You know the one? It's refreshing and light, but also makes you wish you were getting a beachside massage on a tropical island somewhere. The oil itself is thick and golden — not so runny that you can't control it upon pouring, and not so thick that it's sticky — and it coats your skin beautifully. It sinks in quickly and the glow left behind is gorgeous, but we suggest using the oil sparingly if you're heading out.
We recently found out that Phoebe Tonkin likes to slather herself in oil before she hops into bed — we tried the same and after a few days of regular use, our skin is noticeably softer and smoother. Dry patches on our arms are completely gone, and rough feet have been replaced by much softer ones. It makes sense — oil is moisturising in any capacity. But when the oil also increases circulation and eliminates toxins, smells heavenly, can be used sparingly and is housed in a beautiful dark glass bottle, you know you're onto a good thing.
While you don't need another reminder it's Spring, you might need one in the product department. It's officially time to put down those thick, super-moisturising products and start to lighten things up. Not completely (save that for Summer) but just a little bit. The consistency of your beauty products right now should be medium. The POPSUGAR Australia editors' still want dewy, hydrated looks, but they don't want to overload on warmer days. Curious as to how they'll do it? Get clickin', girl.
We've been having a very intimate love affair with body oils this Winter — there's no better way to keep your skin hydrated and plump. Plus, using a rich oil after a bath or shower has that relaxing day spa vibe, and who doesn't want that? But the best reason to try one on for size? Financial. Oil is thick, so just a tiny bit goes a very long way and you won't need to buy it as often as a body moisturiser. Or, you can mix some with your favourite body moisturiser for extra hydration. Get into the habit of using all over your body every night, and you'll look younger, for longer! Here's some budget body oils we've tried and loved, and we think you will, too.
We've been honing in on all things Winter skin this week, with a golden set of rules for tanning, along with some stellar whitening and brightening products — we've even covered primer and how it's important to switch things up in the cooler months. But now, it's time to snoop inside the POPSUGAR editors' beauty cupboards to find out what body oils they're using on their dry Winter limbs, and the hand cream they keep within easy reach on their desks. Slip, sliding, fun, right this way. . .
If you haven't jumped on the body oil bandwagon yet, we're urging you to. Far from being greasy and heavy, this new charge of moisturising body oils are lightweight, super nourishing and packed full of potent ingredients from stress mark busters to antioxidants. As well as breathing life back into lacklustre limbs, they serve to lock in moisture, improve skin tone and texture and even help send you to sleep. If you're not sure where to start, here are five of our favourite picks.