Cold & Flu: Survive it and stay beautiful (well, kinda)

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 19 - 2012

Last week brought with it The Lurgy – a stream of snots, a tide of tickly coughs and a barrage of bogies.  We swam through the Kleenex and consoled ourselves with bucketfulls of popcorn (salty and sweet) and re-runs of Ghosthunters.  I thought I’d share a few of the things that made it (nearly) all better.

01: Rituals Qi (£8.50): I can’t physically pass by a Rituals store without dragging my shopping companion in to show them this wonderful serum.  Apply a little to your temples and gently rub for an invigorating, cooling sensation that makes you wonder for just a moment if your brain might freeze.  Honestly, it’s better than it sounds!  Great for clearing the cotton wool sensation that coughs and sniffles bring.

02: Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Essence (£15.50)*: This is like a posh, grown-up version of Karvol.  Far more forgiving to the senses and doesn’t make your eyes water.  Shake a few drops onto a handkerchief and the pure blend of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea-Tree oils get to work on clearing your sinuses and letting you breathe again!

03: Balham Builders Blend (£2.95): I’m no tea ponce but I’m not a huge fan of water either and keeping hydrated is essential when you’re poorly.  Tiger Spring Teas does the most delicious blend of Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling that I drink with abandon whenever I’ve got a good excuse to.  Feeling under the weather does have its plus points after all!

04: Lucas PaPaw Ointment (£6.00): This little miracle ointment doesn’t do much for my lips but it works wonders on a dry, cracked nose!  Massage this in to your poor, red schnoz and feel the skin become more supple beneath your fingers.  Works better than any other heavy duty moisturiser I’ve tried.

05: Jurlique Moisturising Hand Sanitiser (£5.00): Stop spreading those germs with Jurlique’s natural antibacterial hand sanitiser.  It dries quickly, smells divine and actually leaves my hands in better condition than before I’d reached for it!  A handbag essential.

06: The White Company’s Cashmere Bed Socks (£32.00): I had these in my drawer for about six months before I wore them – I mean, who actually wears socks in bed?!  Lounging on the sofa infront of Jeremy Kyle soon made me realise that my chilly feet were in need of something special and if you check the OED, there’s a picture of these socks next to the definition of that very word.  Honest.

What are your favourite comforts for when you’re feeling under the weather?

* press sample


7 Responses to “Cold & Flu: Survive it and stay beautiful (well, kinda)”

  1. I’ll be honest, £32 for some socks is a little beyond what I could justify as “reasonable”. But thanks for the moisturising hand sanitizer, I work in a college and there’s germs EVERYWHERE following me about on everything I touch, and the normal alcoholly ones are awful and drying, so yay for this. Hope you’re all better now! :-) x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. GretalRabbit says:

    I love Lucas PawPaw ointment- thanks for sharing a store that sells it (I’ve been searching!) I discovered it in Australia and it’s amazing for everything- sunburn/insect bites/eczema/sore noses :)

    I wear socks in bed all the time! It may be a little odd, but I have really terrible circulation and I can’t sleep when my feet are cold!

    xGretalRabbitx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Tass says:

    I’m so intrigued by that Rituals serum now! Not exactly a tip for when you’re under the weather but my favourite winter comfort is putting my hot water bottle at the end of my bed to keep my feet warm. I can’t stand wearing socks to bed xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. I’m using lucas ointment on my snipped off fingertip! Hoping it’ll lessen the scarring and keep it moisturised.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Victoria says:

    I did a post about this last weekend! I’ve been having a bad cold the past week and definitely agree on the tea and socks! :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Evelyn says:

    I love Lucas Paw Paw stuff but i have to say, the rituals nourishing lip balm is great and it has an SPF in it! The price is pretty good too! I would really recommend it and am sad mine is about to run out as i don’t have a rituals near me!
    xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. TJ says:

    The Jurlique Moisturising Hand Sanitiser looks interesting. I’ve been using germx but it dries my hands out and leaves a strong “clean” smell afterwards.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

You know the mosquito in Bugs Life?  The one who should know better and despite his mate’s warnings, flies toward the deadly bug zapper with …

BIBA and Beyond Exhibition at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Whilst in Brighton on Tuesday, I went along to check out the BIBA and Beyond exhibition at the wonderfully-quirky Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, situated …

Deal Alert: £20 for £50 to spend online at Murad.co.uk

There’s been a distinct lack of good nationwide beauty deals from Groupon recently but this one is making up for it!  Spend £20 today and …

This weekend I will mostly be...

drinking practically illegal amounts of tea marvelling at how much joy this one brings doing a bit o’ cooking and baking… …but resorting to cheese …

Scholl introduces the moisturising sandal!

Forget FitFlops or FlitFops or whatever the hell they’re called and check out the new boys in town! These new sandals from Scholl are called …

Estee Lauder - Surreal Violet NOTD

Sometimes… you come across something a little bit special in the nail polish world. Surreal Violet from the upcoming Estee Lauder Pure Color Collection is …

Deal Alert: Omorovicza's top tips & a generous GWP at Liberty

I know I’ve got a few ladies who like to hear the latest deals at Liberty so thought I’d share what’s happening this month with …

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake, the nom to end all noms.

Who knew cheesecake was so easy to make?  It’s one of those desserts where the overall impression defies the skill needed to create it.  Honestly, …

An Introduction to Beauty Blog Link Love

Beauty Blog Link Love (or BBLL for short) is officially on-air today with this Link Love post. We’re a new community of — obviously — …

Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection - Purity Nail Polish NOTD

The final item I received in my goody bag from the recent Illamasqua Blogger Event was this nail polish… Don’t be fooled by its demure-sounding …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads