Monday, January 27, 2014

The 5 Best Winter Beauty Products

The cold weather makes me become somewhat of a hermit, finding every excuse to stay cuddled up inside.  Even though I live in Houston, the last few months have been windy and cold, reeking havoc on my skin!  Thankfully, a few tried and true beauty products have been keeping me moisturized and my skin glowing through the winter.  I know I always love getting product recommendations from others, so I thought I'd share my top 5 picks with you today!

Shop My Favorites:

1.) Antica Farmacista Prosecco Hand Cream $18/2.) Skin Ceuticals Overnight Renew Dry $61/3.) Lush Lip Balm in Honey Trap $7.25  4.) Aveda Foot Cream $9/5.) Bumble & Bumble Quenching Masque $38/

1.) FOR THE HANDS: Every once in a while, a new company or product line will send me some samples in the mail to try.  Most often, the products are okay, but nothing to write home about.  However,  after receiving Antica Farmacista's Prosecco hand cream and room spray, I was instantly addicted.  Besides smelling delicious, the lotion is so luxurious and feels like butter for dry hands.  To top it off, the packaging is so chic.  I consider myself something of a lotion junkie, and this is honestly my most favorite.

2.)  FOR THE FACE: I've been using Skin Ceuticals since middle school and my awkward acne faze (I cringe just thinking about those days...) During the winter, when my skin is extra dry, I slather their Overnight Renew for Dry/Normal skin on my face and neck.  I love that it contains a 10% hydroxy acid blend that gently exfoliates the skin while also fighting dryness and fine lines. I wake up with a bit of a dewy reflection, which lets me skip my highlighter!

3.) FOR THE LIPS: My recent lip addiction has been Lush Cosmetic's Honey Trap.  Honey Trap is filled with toning sweet orange and cooling peppermint to soothe dry, chapped lips. The rich honey scent makes it even more delicious.

4.) FOR THE FEET: Aveda's Foot Relief is the perfect remedy for keeping feet moisturized between pedicures...  Especially during winter, when our skin is super dry and brittle. The lavender and rosemary oils give it a sweet and relaxing scent, and I love slathering it on my legs and feet before getting dressed in the morning and before going to bed.

5.) FOR THE HAIR: Bumble & Bumble's Quenching Mask is the perfect replenishment for your hair.  Between blowdrying, straightening, curling, and breakage from tight pony tails, I needed something to help my poor blonde locks.  I have been trying to wash my hair only a few times a week to save it the stress of blowdrying.  I also have been applying this masque on the weekends, letting it soak in for 10-15 minutes before washing it out, and the difference in my hair is already noticeable. 

Do you have any personal favorites? Do share!

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