Products for Dry Skin!

Arguably one of the worst things about bitter cold weather (other than the fact that it’s bitter cold weather) is how dry it makes your skin. Between the cold wind outside, and the fact that you have your heat cranked up to it’s highest setting, your skin definitely takes a beating. I always switch out my summer beauty products right around November when the cold really starts to bite, and after much trial and error, I found that these are my go-to winter products to help me combat the dryness:

Products for Dry Skin

Jergens Ultra Healing lotion- this stuff works serious wonders. I find it hard to find an extremely moisturizing lotion that doesn’t just sit on your skin or feel too suffocating. This lotion absorbs really fast and thoroughly moisturizes your skin in no time.

Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash (Pistachio cream with Magnolia)- Dove’s body washes are creamy and promise to replenish moisture to your skin. They definitely kept the promise for this one…and  it smells great.

Ponds Cream– this face cream is thicker than the cream I use over the summer, and it definitely helps my face stay soft and glowing without feeling greasy. My face and lips always take the worst beating because they’re usually exposed to the cold the most, so this cream is definitely a must in my book.

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1– this lip balm is really thick, so I prefer to put it on right before I get in bed, but it really works wonders against chapped lips!

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve– I’ve mentioned this hand salve in previous posts but it is seriously my favorite hand cream in the world. It’s a little thick so I would definitely recommend putting it on before bed.

xO K


New Favorite Lipstick!

For me, a trip to Sephora can take eons. Okay maybe not eons, but long enough. My recent venture into Sephora allowed me to purchase (and fall in love) with a new lip color. I had never bought a Sephora Collection lipstick before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after using it for a couple of weeks, I definitely have to say it may be one of my favorites so far!
I know with lip colors, especially ones with more pigment, it is hard to decide what is too bold to wear as an everyday lip. This color is light enough to pass as work appropriate, but still bright enough to make my face pop. I like how matte it is and how easily it applies. It’s pretty long lasting, and though I could definitely reapply halfway through the day to make it look brighter, it still has enough of a tint by the end of the day that my lips don’t look completely bare.
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I’m wearing Sephora Collection Color Lip Last Lipstick in N°21 

My only qualm about this lipstick is the packaging. When I bought it, I loved that the tube was longer and narrower than usual because it was easier to apply than a fatter lipstick. Unfortunately I went to open it some time last week and the entire stick fell out of the tubing. It was an easy enough fix to pick up the stick and push it back into the casing, but I think that it could have been designed a little better to avoid such a situation.
Despite this, I think that if you’re in the mood to buy a new lip color you should definitely check this one out!xO K