5 Things Not To Give Up On This Winter

Last night I was enjoying the latest ice-cream from Kapiti, a limited edition, Black Doris Plum & Créme Fraîche on the couch while I was rugged up watching Keeping Up with The Kardashians (don’t judge me). Kim was getting another beauty treatment and it got me thinking…Just because it’s winter why do we give up on the things we love. Why do we let the tans disappear, we pull the hair back, forget those pedicures and don’t even mention the lack of shaving.

Here are 5 things I think we should not give up on this winter:

Tanning Thursdays – We all know that fresh feeling of a tan. For me having a tan brings a  glow and a confidence, I look and feel healthier yet this is the number one thing I do not maintain over the winter months. Why not? If having a tan gives us these great feelings then why do we stop just because we are covered up some more? Don’t give up your tan this winter, not only will you feel better for it but you will also be keeping those moisture levels up and this is a win-win for silky soft legs come summer.


Speaking of Tanning, and well, getting that sun kissed glow please don’t forget your Sunscreen this winter.  It may be overcast or cold but those UV rays, they are pretty powerful and we all know the long term damage they can have on your skin. Don’t forget your SPF babes!

Pedicures – There is nothing quite like having a pedicure, but over winter we don’t seem to bother because let’s face it tights and socks will be covering our freshly painted toes. Here is the thing though – Pedicures should not stop over winter as not only is it a relaxing ritual, but it is great for blood circulation in the legs and is a good way to remove dry skin and prevent cracked heels.Team this up with a super winter colour such as plum or deep chocolate brown and you are good to go. There is nothing like showing your feet the love!

Shaving – Long dresses and jeans means legs are not on show so why do we need to shave those legs? Well here is an idea! Winter is the best time to deal with those hairy underarms or legs or wherever you hate to shave by seeking IPL treatments. IPL can permanently reduce hair growth but they also which require you to stay out of direct sun 24 hours after treatments making it a perfect winter time activity. Kim Kardashian is a fan and come Summer you will thank me.

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Finally, the thing that got me thinking along with the Kardashians is Ice Cream – It’s amazing, It makes you feel good inside and is the perfect refreshing sweet treat. A treat which certainly should not be given up over winter. I’ve been picking up the Kapiti Limited Edition Black Doris Plum & Crème Fraîche on my supermarket shopping run as it is my new fav and is the perfect treat for when I am wrapped up warm on the sofa watching Game of Thrones on a Monday night. It is my new favourite place.

So tell me! What are you not going to give up this winter and be into win a $200 prezzy card to spend on a beauty treatment of your choice, cause that’s what a modern girl would do right?

Plus I also have some ice cream to giveaway to TWO lucky Modern Girls! So get commenting. Entries close 11/06/15.

Hannah Rogers, The Modern Girl
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Hannah Rogers

The Modern Girl is Hannah Rogers, a modern blog for the modern girl featuring all the latest beauty news and fashion trends, products, reviews and more.


  • May 28, 2015


    I’m certainly not giving up on shaving, pedicures and my ecotan winter skin, especially because I have two little boys who demand to go to the pools every couple of weeks! I would be a sight for sore eyes if I didnt keep up with those little beauty rituals – plus, they make me feel pretty and pampered 🙂

  • May 28, 2015

    Shani McLean

    Im not giving up on Iced Chocolates, shaving my legs or swimming this winter!

  • May 28, 2015

    Fiona Gray

    Definitely keeping up the shaving/waxing routine…..you never know when you could be unexpectedly caught out with a fur coat for legs and other bodily parts!!!! And Im not going to give up going for walks, even with these cold minus degree temperatures! Go me! 🙂

  • May 28, 2015

    Stephanie Gardner

    I will not give up on icecream. I can’t last 2 days without it, I don’t care that I am freezing, I want an ice-cream. Also not giving up wearing shorts and tanning! I spent the time fake tanning in the freezing bathroom, i need it to be seen! (Fortunately, our office is heated so I may freeze on my way too and from work, but once i’m there i’m fine!)

  • May 29, 2015

    Ashleigh Hutchinson

    Despite the chill in the air and the constant feeIing like i should just wear pjs or trackies for warmth & comfort, iv decided this winter im am not giving up on style & will be heading to the shops to splash out on oversized knitted jerseys and other winter style items instead of hoodies & kathmandu jackets 😉

  • June 3, 2015


    Im not going to give up on walking in winter. Even though the rain sets in quite frequently, there are still days when the sun is shining. The air may be cool, but if it is still or with a gentle winter breeze, walking can be a pleasent form of exercise and relaxation in the winter months.

  • June 10, 2015

    Shannon Carole Bruce

    I will not be giving up on ice cream! It’s a all year round kind of food, I’ll never not have ice cream. I will not give up on swimming, the chill has got to help burn more calories…..I hope. I will not give up on wearing my favourite shoes, if my toes get cold so be it, can’t not be looking cute and I won’t give up on running the block, the faster you run home in the cold, the quicker you won’t be cold anymore! And I won’t give up on BBQ’S…..BBQ steak…yum, it doesn’t taste the same not on a BBQ!

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