Tried and True, and Brand New: winter must haves from Sio, The Body Shop and Nip + Fab

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That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.5.16

Question of the Week: Name three skincare products (face and/or body) that are staples for you in cold weather months.

Answer: My oily skin goes into hiding in the winter and all it craves is moisture. So the lightweight gels and wisps of creams get pushed aside for the big guns! Here are my winter must haves…

I have used products from The Body Shop my whole life, specifically their Body Butter. I’ll choose something fruity and tropical in the summer, but in the winter I crave holiday scents like their brand new The Body Shop Spiced Apple and The Body Shop Vanilla Chai (and, they’re on sale on their site for only 10 bucks through 12/14!)

My next two picks are both lines that are brand new to me, and I’m seriously impressed.

Sio makes products for one area only; your décolleté. Now I’ll admit, I don’t spend much time think about my chest past fretting over bras. And that’s a mistake that A LOT of us make. Because it doesn’t matter how much you take care of your face, if you have a wrinkly décolleté, you’re not getting carded!

The Sio Skinpad ($69.95 for a 30 day supply) is made from Silicon and Oxygen to deliver moisture and help your own skin boost its collagen production. Check out their before and after pics, in just one night your skin look YEARS younger. Partner it with their Sio Décolleté Cleansing Discs ($39) to lightly exfoliate and cleanse the skin prior, and the Sio Décolleté Serum ($125) to extend the effects of the skin pads. (I know the price is an ouch but these really work.)

Lastly, Nip + Fab comes from the same founder as Rodial, only with a much more affordable price tag. The Dragon’s Blood line is all about hydration. Don’t worry, no dragon’s were harmed in the making. The name actually refers to the sap of a tree that’s been used as a medicinal for thousands of years.

The Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum ($19.95) and Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask ($14.95) combine the sap with hyaluronic acid to deliver moisture and plump the skin. Your dry skin will thank you!

Ok, let’s get to the League…

Phyrra – Do you have hooded eyes? I explain what they are, share the best eyeshadow brushes for hooded eyes, and talk about eyeshadow application techniques!

Prime Beauty – Want a multi-purpose palette that is not only beautiful but a bargain too? Then you need the IT Cosmetics Most Wished For Palette from QVC!

we heart this – These are the gifts that beauty editors want for the holidays (if they don’t own them already!) Check out the Beauty Editor’s Gift Guide.

Beautygeeks – loves this best seasonal-scent gift guide by our Liza’s husband Craig – his holiday 2015 fragrance story for us won him an award! As for this one, it’s not what you think…

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is giving away the entire Essie Winter 2016 nail polish collection, so make sure to go over and enter today! These 6 shades are GORGEOUS!

Blushing Noir – How to wear and LAYER your concealers when you have dry eyes that loveeeee to crease… plus the best concealers of life at every price point.

EauMG – Here’s my annual holiday gift guide for glamorous types that would be happy to have back-seamed stockings in their stocking!

fanserviced-b – If you love beautiful packaging, amazing fragrance, and glorious ingredient lists, check out Korea’s Blossom Jeju brand. I recommend starting with the Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Flowers Toner, which is about as luxurious (and pretty!) as skincare can get.

Gouldylox -Is your concealer cracking, not covering or separating when you work out? Makeup Wars has found the best of the best for all different types of concerns and colors. Find your perfect concealer now!

My Beauty Bunny – Are you as obsessed with the Too Faced Sweet Peach collection as I am?! Check out my review of the palette, glosses, and highlighter palette here!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Phyrra is Currently Craving: I’m currently lusting after the Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick set ($49). It’s a great way to try out 8 different liquid lipsticks!

we heartsters – Name three skincare products (face and/or body) that are staples for you in cold weather months.


  • Stef Andrews

    Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world... skin tone: NC 25/30 skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

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One Comment

  1. Those Body Shop creams sound so delicious! My three things would be:

    1. Desert Essence Organic Coconut, Jojoba, & Coffee oil–this smells so good that I stockpile it; it’s lightly sweet and coconutty but then there’s this rich coffee scent, yum. It can be used on face/body/hair, so it’s a great multitasker and really hydrating.

    2. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 by The Ordinary–just started using this, and it makes my skin super glowy and plump.

    3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask–slather this on when you go to bed, enjoy the fresh berry scent and the comforting, buttery texture, and wake up to significantly softer lips.

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