Hi, I’m checking in from Amsterdam, after last week’s incredible trip to Barcelona! I went through my pictures this morning and I saw I had still some content left that I had not shared with you from my February trip to Switzerland.
Since it was my first wintersports trip, I decided to do some research on what beauty essentials to bring. So here’s my little list of beauty items to pack when you’ve planned to spend the holidays in the snow, or sun. It doesn’t really matter, because actually these products are essentials in hot and cold weather. When you are off to hit the slopes, girls like us need more than enough space for warm and fluffy coats, so I plannend for some beauty essentials that pack up small.
First things first, wether you are sunbathing on a bounty island or you are up in the snowy mountains with sub zero temperatures, make sure you always use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. In fact the sun is actually much stronger on high altitudes and the reflections off the snow put you at greater risk of a burn… and wrinkles.
The whole Sisley Sunscreen range is something I swear by. The smell is just lovely, naturally scented with essential oils. It does not only protect but also contains active anti-aging ingredients.
Their Super Soin solaire, SPF 50 visage protects my face from a raccoon look. An essential thus, as this is not a good apres-ski look, ladies! But serious, this product is brilliant as it does a great job protecting my skin from UVA and UVB rays without clogging my pores or looking too greasy. And this pocket sized packaging with a pump makes it ideal for skiing, and very easy to re-apply as needed.
During the lunchbreak I use Sisley Sunleya soin solair global anti-age, SPF30 on my arms and neck. The rich formula allows it to deeply penetrate the skin, it absorbs rapidly and nourishes as it starts taking effect. And at the end of the day, after taking a shower, I love to use the Sisley Sunleya Soin Apres-soleil Anti-age.
This Kiehls #1 Lip balm is one of my ALL-TIME favorite beauty products. Even though the Balm #1 has an awful smell and quite abhorrent taste! But in these extreme weather conditions this is THE wonder-worker when it comes to treating my chapped lips. And there is fantastic news: recently the Kiehls family extended its lip balm range with versions with yummy flavors to bring you the best of both worlds.
I like to keep my make-up as low-key as possible when I’m outside in the snow. To enhance my complexion and create a glowy skin I opt for a BB cream. My newest discovery is the Kiehls actively correcting & beautifying BB cream, it is light and applies flawless to my skin plus it contains SPF50!
To finish the look I layer a bit of the red Sisley’s Phyto-lip twist in the color 13 over my favorite lip balm to get a pop of color and a lovely shine. And the good thing is that I do not have to re-apply it as it lasts for the longest time. Now I only need some mascara and I’m ready!
The final ski essential is a perfume. I’m obsessed with Maison Martin Margiela’s ‘Replica’ Lazy Sunday Morning. The fragrance evokes the feeling of ultimate relaxation and has a very powdery smell since this floral fragrance combines the notes of lily of the valley, patchouli, iris and white musk. That’s quite a mouthful, but it definitely does the trick!
47 thoughts on “Beauty and the snow”
Great products featured here, especially the Sisley, I love the products by them. Gemma x
Love your product selection. I’ve heard so much about Replica that I’m tempted to get it x
Totally beautiful post! The idea with snow is great! Thanks for sharing! http://www.dreammerin.com
Love these photos! You look stunning with red lips:)
Your beauty products look great! What a nice idea with the snow in the background. I always use sunscreen with SPF 50 when I go to holidays. The color of the lipstick looks beautiful! I love red lipstick. You look beautiful with this lip color. I’ve never heard about that perfume but it sounds like one of these perfumes that I like very much 🙂
By the way, I wish you a great time at Bali! Please send me a lot of sunshine and good vibes over to Germany 😉
What a great post! All the products look great. That lip color is gorgeous on you!
So many great products!
Great tips with the best products!
Great beauty picks! I love the color of this lip pencil!;)
What great picks! I love that Kiel’s lip balm! Excited to check out the others! Thanks for sharing!
My boyfriend always teases me about being so obsessed with sunscreen, but I’m just so pale that I fry if I’m in the sun without it for more than 10 minutes! That’s especially true up in the mountains while skiing!
Thanks for sharing these products! I haven’t heard of most of them. Love that shot in the snow!
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The snow look so good and the product seems lovely (: you look super beautiful too. x
Thank you for sharing…they look great products!
Nice blog 🙂
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SPF is so important and I try only to be protected in the sun!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Thank you for sharing those products. Especially the Sisley is my favorite. xo Anita
I love how you styled them in the snow! These products look great
These products look amazing! Love how you did this shoot, it’s awesome!
AMAZING photos. looks like you took your make up out in the snow for a photoshoot! I would love to try those products you’ve mentioned.
Great products, you look amazing in that red lip color!!
I need to give this Sunscreen a try. Sounds like a great product.
Gorgeous post! Thanks for sharing! Love this! Have a fabulous weekend doll!
Much love, Len
Such a bummer we don’t have Replica in Malaysia! Anyways, hope you are having a great time in Amsterdam! Coincidently we just posted a little something on AMsterdam today 🙂
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I love how you photographed these beauty products in the snow! that lazy sunday morning scent is my ultimate favorite!
Totally beautiful post! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a great time in Amsterdam!
Love the post!
Great post hun! I love that perfume as well how amazing it is
These all look like such great products, and your pictures are beautiful!
Love Keihls products, and your images of them are PERFECT… as are you.
Hope you had a great weekend!
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Great essentials! I love that lip color!
Looks like some great products! Thanks for sharing!
love the lip color xxo
You look beautiful!
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These products look great!! I’ll have to try them 🙂
Beautiful post and pictures the snow looks so sparkly
You make looking gorgeous while being outside in the snow appear effortlessly stylish with that gorgeous red lip color. Thanks for these great tips. Glad we found each others blogs.
Have a great day,
Love red lips. Great pictures dear 😀 ❤
Xx Blue Ducklings
Great beauty essentials! I would love to try the lip balm…sounds wonderful!
Such a good idea to bring sunscreen! I always forget!
Thanks so much for listing these cold weather essentials, Merel! I’ve heard a lot about Kiehl’s lip balm, but never tried it. My lips have the tendency to dry a bit more in winter, so I am always looking for a better product to take care of them:)
I am also curious about that BB cream with SPF. I just love foundations with the built-in sunscreen; it makes makeup and skincare routine so much easier!
That lip balm is lovely. I need to try it out!
This is such a fun post! I love what you did with the snow, how you used it in all the pictures with the objects!
this is really great feature of these products. Love the tips too much..thanks for caring
Such a beautiful post my dear! Loving this snowy and red lips look! You are gorgeous! ❤
What a beautiful post! Thank you for introducing me to this new brand! I love the red lipstick color on you!
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