Winter Favourites | 2018

Winter Favourites 2018Hey everyone, welcome back for another seasonal favourites post! I started posting my favourites seasonally as opposed to monthly in mid 2017. When I watch monthly favourites on youtube a lot of the time I get the impression that the influencer is only recommending what’s new to their collection, and when you’re getting so many products in PR each week how can any of those products really be favourites? I don’t get sent PR but even for me I feel like my favourites are more solid over a three month period versus monthly. Let’s get into my Winter Favourites!

Winter Favourites: ColourPop Give It To Me Straight & No Filter Concealer

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette

In my first impressions post I swatched and created a look with this palette. The colours really are beautiful. I’m 100% on board with the mauve makeup trend right now and this palette is so much more affordable than the Huda mauve obsessions palette. Not that this is a dupe by any means, but I get my mauve fix from the GITMS. I have a full review up now!

ColourPop No Filter Concealer

I’m worried you guys are going to get sick of me talking about ColourPop, but here I go again… For the full deal on this concealer you can check out my No Filter Concealer Review. Here’s a quick rundown: No Filter concealer is matte, blendable and only $6USD! It makes a perfect cut crease and dries down quickly. I bought a shade lighter than I normally would (Fair 5) because it oxidizes.

Winter Favourites: Fresh Beauty

Fresh Soy Cleanser

I featured this in my Top 10 Winter Skin Savers blog post so you guys already know I love this, but I couldn’t leave it out. My skin has been weird all winter but the Fresh Soy cleanser helps to calm my skin without drying it out. Fresh is on the pricey side but I treated myself because it’s so gentle while still cleansing my skin.

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Balm

Once again, I repeat, Fresh is NOT cheap. If you want to try some of their lip treatments I recommend getting a set like the Fresh Sugar Lip Prep N Paint Value Set I reviewed in January to maximize the value. I don’t know about you but it takes me a long time to finish any sort of lip product so getting a sample or the mini from Sephora will go a long way. This Fresh Advanced Therapy Balm has helped to keep the dryness at bay and prevent chapped lips for the most part. My lips still aren’t perfect or even close but this balm makes a great lip primer or overnight treatment.

Winter Favourites: L'Occitane Néroli & Orchidée

L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Eau De Toilette

This little bottle of perfume came in the L’Occitane Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar I unboxed in 2017. It’s my favourite out of all four I received in the calendar. I normally don’t go for floral scents but this one smells sweet, and not at all like dying flowers. I wish it had a spritzer, I think I’m going to have to buy a little empty glass rollerball to make applying it easier!

Winter Favourites: Lancôme Bi-Facil Makeup Remover

Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover

My Mother In Law gave me a little bottle of this around Christmas, and let me tell you, it’s amazing. It contains oil so I have to shake the bottle to mix the formula up properly before each use. My makeup removes easier than ever with no tugging on my eye area when I use this formula. It removes waterproof makeup effortlessly. I’m a girl who rarely splurges on luxury products, so that I went to the store and purchased the full size for $39CAD speaks wonders about how much I loved this!

2018 Winter Favourites

I’m looking forward to Spring when I can wear shorts, dresses and tank tops again. I hope you all enjoyed this favourites post, let me know if you’ve tried any of these products 🙂

What are your 2018 Winter Favourites?

As always thank you so much for reading. If you missed it please check out my February Empties Post that went live on Monday! Remember to like & subscribe <3



  1. March 9, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    I’m definitely interested to see your full review of Give it to Me Straight! I just used my Yes Please! palette again today and loved it, so here’s to more Colourpop orders in my future lol. I’m still feeling hesitant about that concealer though.. Even though it’s cheap, I’m not looking forward to the guessing game of shade matching.. So I might pass.
    Love your photos as always!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 9, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      I’m planning to post it next Friday if all goes well! The yellows in the yes please are SO pretty, I’m surprised I don’t have it yet now that I think about it haha Is that your next palette roulette!?
      I feel like there’s got to be similar concealers you can get without the oxidizing. I’m really curious about that new makeup revolution concealer but I don’t think it’s sold in any stores here.
      Thanks for reading & commenting Nova!

      • March 9, 2018 / 8:51 pm

        It’s not the next palette roulette, I just wanted to use something different today ☺️
        Really I’m happy with the concealers I have, so I should really just stop myself lol. Has the concealer not make it to London drugs? I haven’t been there in a hot minute and I haven’t really been looking for it anyways.

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 10, 2018 / 12:59 am

          Oh ok lol
          I haven’t checked, the closest London drugs for me isn’t all that convenient so I never think to go 😄

          • March 10, 2018 / 8:50 am

            Yeah that’s where makeup revolution products are!

  2. March 8, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Girl I’m with you, I can’t make up my mind in one month so I decided to do seasonal favorites instead lol. But anyway, I’m loving the balance between makeup and skincare. I seriously want to get that fresh sugar lip balm again, I remember loving it.

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 8, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Seasonal is the way to go! The fresh lip balms are soooo good, but also so expensive lol

      • March 8, 2018 / 11:53 pm

        I know 😭😭 damn you Sephora lol

  3. March 7, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Ah so jelly of all your colourpop , I love it so much but customs always stop me from buying more ! Xx

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      It’s funny on my last order I wasn’t charged customs or anything and neither were two other candian bloggers I know, Polished & Inspired and Supernova. All three of us are hoping this is the new thing of no customs! 😂

  4. March 7, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Not to mention that Flipping Awesome candle from B&BW lol! I have that too and it is AMAZINGGG.

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      haha that too! Honestly I’m a little scared to burn it, I don’t want to ruin it’s perfection!

  5. March 7, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Such great favs! I love the Soy cleanser! And I use to use the Bi-facil ALL the time! <3

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Both are sooo good, especially for dry skin in the winter! I’ve been treating myself to better skincare lately 🙂

  6. March 7, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I totally agree, I don’t change up my products enough (or own enough products) to feature different monthly favourites! Seasonal favourites seem to be a pretty good rule of thumb to stick to for most of us 🙂

    The Néroli & Orchidée Eau De Toilette sounds lovely!

    I never hear anyone talk about the Lancôme Bi Facil anymore! You just reminded me that I have a deluxe sample size from a gift set I received for Christmas two years ago…should probably get to using that!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      Plus there’s less pressure to come up with new favourites every month doing it seasonally 🙂

      It really is, I wish the bottle had a spritzer but other than that it’s perfect! I’m going to wear it a lot this Spring

      Let me know how you like it! It’s part oil so I know that may not be for everyone but it works sooo well compared to my drugstore makeup removers. I hope you love it!

  7. March 7, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Ummm, guess? Argan oil – I know it’s annoying that I keep saying that! lol Tomorrow I have a serious choice to make. Should I order Colourpop or the Ordinary??

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      haha, I knew you’d say that! I still need to try my Josie Maran argan oil sample, I’m so behind in using all my face oils!
      That’s such a hard choice! I guess it depends what you want more, makeup or skincare. I haven’t tried much of the ordinary but I’m always wowed by ColourPop!

      • March 7, 2018 / 2:59 pm

        I’m more into skincare, but I should use up what I have first. I’ve just been dying to try both!

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 7, 2018 / 4:27 pm

          Why not both? 😂

          • March 7, 2018 / 5:18 pm

            Ugh, funds are always the issue!!

  8. March 7, 2018 / 9:08 am

    I’ve been wanting that Colourpop palette, it’s so pretty! I love their palettes. I’m waiting to see if they’ll release another one so I don’t have to pay for shipping twice!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 7, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Right!? I always ho and hum over whether or not to order because I just know there will be another release around the corner! I still need to get the dream street palette but I’m waiting too.

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