The bulk of my entries have been about beauty so I thought I would also do Winter Essentials focused on just that. I tried to cover head-to-toe as best I could. These are my ultimate faves, enjoy!
- EOS Lip Balm
I don’t begin my makeup routine without applying my lip balm first. And when I forget, I literally stop midway just to apply it. Everything about winter causes a drying effect on parts of the body and the lips are no exception. I like that it doesn’t take away from the colour I place on my lips.
2. Caudalíe Face Serum
This has been part of my beauty routine for just over a month now and I absolutely love it. It’s really helped in diminishing my pimple marks. It’s a slow process but I’ve been able to see the gradual fade and can appreciate the process. Patience is definitely key when using a product like this. It contains Viniferine (extracted from grapes) which apparently work better than Vitamin C enriched products that help to brighten and even out the complexion. It’s oil, paraben and sulfate free. It dissolves into my skin right away and leaves it refreshed. I use it before my moisturizer.
3. Batiste Dry Shampoo
I wash my hair maximum twice per week (twice is pushing it lol). With colder temps I don’t like shampooing often, and that helps to control my scalp’s natural oils. If my hair is down and I haven’t shampooed in two days it’s because of this product. It’s a life saver for me, especially on days when I’m strapped for time.
I love cocoa butter anything and I prefer to use the Vitamin E body butter as it helps with dry, itchy skin – this especially happens to me during winter. The Vitamin E soothes any itching while moisturizes at the same time.
This may seem like an odd must have but I like to take care of my feet in the winter as much as I do during summer. I wear heels/ankle boots at work everyday so my feet take a toll during winter more so than summer because of my footwear. I still get calluses so part of my nightly routine includes moisturizing my feet and slipping on a pair of these for bedtime. By the morning my feet are completely soft and rejuvenated for the day. I usually get mine at Winners and they retail for about $6.00 CDN.