Winter 2016 Favourites

Monday, August 29, 2016 10 Comments A+ a-

Winter 2016 Favourites



Hi Divas!

So Winter is almost coming to a close in the Southern Hemisphere. I feel like Cape Town could not decide whether she wanted to be fully committed to Winter or not. There were many bitterly cold stormy days but there were also gorgeous hot sunny days too. Nevertheless I am happy that Summer is on its way because South Africans don't do Winter well. We love our sunshine! To end off the season, I thought I would do a ''things I loved'' kind of post. If you remember I usually do a ''things I have been loving this month'' blog post but I think I will wrap three months into one this time round. 




1. To start off I have to mention my favourite Winter perfume for 2016. It has to go to Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire, Eau De Parfum Couture. Long name, I know! The bottle design is absolutely stunning. The scent has floral and fruity notes with just the right amount of warmth for a lovely Winter fragrance. It is sweet and woody at the same time, giving it a sense of elegance about it.

2. Who said you cannot eat ice cream in Winter? Ice cream on cold Winter days are such a treat. I honestly feel like a rebel when I indulge in it. I recently discovered a quaint ice cream cafe right next to a hotdog stand at the Waterfront in Cape Town. They sell the most delicious toppings. So yum!

3. To keep my skin from being dull and losing that inner glow, I used the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl. I would mix a pump of it into my daily moisturiser and apply it all over my face. The results of this combo are amazing. My skin looks so radiant and youthful. When you apply your foundation over the moisturizer and highlighting combination, you literally get a lit from within look.  Read my review on the Becca product here.

4. I feel like I have drunk more Bubble tea during Winter than I have ever drunk in the Summer time. My favourite go to flavours are Rooibos tea with cranberries and blueberries, along with Rooibos tea with lemon and passion fruit. Bubble tea is refreshing and delicious. Plus it is so much fun to drink. If you haven't tried it yet, then do yourself a favour and get to a cafe now.

5. Sheet masks have been such a special treat to use during Winter. It kept my face moisturised and nourished. I love to use it at night and wake up to gorgeous flawless skin in the morning. I am seriously addicted to sheet masks. I even got my mom hooked!  Follow me on Snapchat @divadesle, to see more of my sheet mask madness and the different brands I use. You can also read my sheet mask post here.

6. The Too Faced Peach Palette was basically the only palette I wore these past months. I love it sooooo much. There are many varieties of eyeshadows to choose from. This is a warm palette that can be worn all year round. I have been wearing a lot of the rustic brown shades during the cold months. Plus the palette smells amazing and puts me in a good mood when I use it. Favourite palette of life right now!!! Read my review on it here.

7. My favourite Winter lipstick for 2016 has to be Sephora Rouge R17 in Mmmm. I bought this lipstick at Sephora in Qatar. I love the formula of this lipstick as it is hydrating and has a semi matte finish, though it glides on like a cream. The colour is a mix between a sandy pink and lavender shade. I wear it almost everyday and it never leaves my handbag.

8. I got back into the nail art groove again, which is quite surprising since it is Winter. I usually don't do nail art in Winter because my hands are always dry and my nails go brittle and break easily. I started nourishing my hands with The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil (review here) to save my hands from becoming crusty. It did wonders and my nails grew strong and healthy. My creative juices started to flow again and I managed to paint some fun designs. Follow me on Instagram to see more @divadesle ;-)

9. The beach or anywhere near the sea are my favourite places to hang out and enjoy life. Taking long walks on the beach or going for a run along the promenade on a sunny Winter's day is especially enjoyable for me. I swear, you could take a thousand pictures of the sea and not one will be exactly the same. There is so much beauty in the ocean and the horizon. It is just breathtaking and warms my soul! 



Let me know what you loved these past few months below!
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxxx

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Saundy
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29 August 2016 at 22:03 delete

I love your list of your winter favourites for 2016, Diva Desle. It makes me glad and warms my heart. Beautiful things for winter.

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Kim Alston
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29 August 2016 at 22:59 delete

I was just telling my mom that we barely have true seasons anymore! It use to be cold for months at a time and now we have back & forth weather (rainy, cold, hot LOL). Awwww, glad you're loving your Peach Palette. It's a good one! I know you've been having fun with those sheet masks. They're addictive. Do you know I've never had a bubble tea? Will have to change that. Great post.
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Alicia Mackin
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30 August 2016 at 00:36 delete

I have yet to use a sheet mask but another blogger I know gave me a package of them so I am curious to try it out.

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Bianca Smith
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4 September 2016 at 22:29 delete

Great post! I love eating ice cream in Winter too. I also enjoy drinking bubble tea. :-) xx

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Diva Desle
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10 September 2016 at 16:39 delete

Thank you so much Saundy! So happy that it warmed your heart. Lots of love. Xoxo

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Diva Desle
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10 September 2016 at 16:40 delete

So true! Global warming is real Kim. That peach palette is one of my favourite gifts. Bubb;e tea is so much fun to drink ;-) Lots of hugs. xxx

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Diva Desle
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10 September 2016 at 16:41 delete

Sheet masks are the best! Once you try them you will be hooked ;-) xoxo

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Diva Desle
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10 September 2016 at 16:41 delete

Thanks for reading Bianca. Lots of love, xoxo

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22 September 2016 at 20:16 delete

I really love reading your season's favorites, because summer is ending here. I really want Becca Pearl! Becca products are so nice!

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Diva Desle
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26 September 2016 at 15:03 delete

The Becca product is really great ;-)

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Thank you for your comment:-)