Winter months = chapped everything, and there’s nothing more frustrating than attempting to apply makeup on top of a red/dry T-zone. This primer has a balm-like quality that soothes the skin and the pink tones help to even out any discoloration pre-foundation.
I love using face masks like these as spot treatments when my skin is on the drier side. I get the monthly hormonal breakout, and theres nothing that helps tackle those singular bad marks like a charcoal mask.
Your face isn’t the only thing that needs some TLC, make sure your scalp is being pampered, or risk showing up to work with the dreaded flakes on your lapel. Head and Shoulders has essentially been canceled in the haircare world, so you might as well splurge and treat yourself to an anti-dandruff shampoo that actually smells good and looks cute in your shower.
I know I am probably the first person in beauty history to suggest a hand cream for the winter months, but I swear this one is special. Maybe it’s the subtle yet pervasive instagram presence of this brand that draws me to it, or maybe I am just a sucker for things named so simply (The Hand Cream, The Shampoo, etc).
Consider this a late night indulgence for both the body and the mind. Just a touch of this worked into the collarbone and nape of the neck before bed and you may actually be able to relax enough to drift off nicely to sleep.
Take the mauve color that I am so comfortable living in, and add a tinge of lavender and gray to get this stunningly muted nail polish. Find me a mood or occasion that this doesn’t work for, then and only then will I begrudgingly remove it from my fingers.
We are entering the months of early morning blow-drying just to stave off the frozen ends that form on our walk to the car. More heat on my hair means a need for a heavy duty protectant; enter Gisou. This hair primer manages to be lightweight enough not to flatten my hair, but thick enough to really block out the damaging temps.
As much as I want to vigorously scrub all of the dry skin off my body, I know I need to be a little nicer to myself, and this exfoliating bar is the perfect thing for that. It detoxes the skin without stripping it, and leaves you ready and primed for that nightly layer of body lotion.
As we lose daylight hours, I try and reach for more transitional products, AKA anything simple enough for me to apply in a hurry. This deep berry tint can be worn on the cheeks and the lips, giving a cohesive look in a matter of seconds.
My dark circles are particularly bad this season, so anything that can make me look more awake and alive is always welcome. This little shadow pen is perfect for dabbing onto the inner corners and under the brow bone to brighten up the face.
Key notes: Alaskan Cedar, Smoky Embers, Incense
If I cannot be directly next to a campfire, then I guess I will settle for a candle that brings me there when I close my eyes.
I hate to admit it, but marshmallows give me a stomachache, so I choose instead to wear this body spray when I want to feel as whimsical as a night of s’mores. It is similar to the iconic Sol de Janeiro scent, just with a drizzle of caramel popcorn on top.
. Le Labo Lip Balm $15.00
I’m not going to tell you that this lip balm is life changing, I am just going to tell you that on blah days, applying a luxurious name brand lip balm is just extra enough to turn things around.
Let me know what products have been catching your eye!