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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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! :)

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  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

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  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.

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