Winter Beauty Buys: Face

2015-02-04 11.07.04To continue my series, this week, I want to share some of my favorites for the face during winter. Really, these products are great year round, but I do particularly love them during the harsh winter weather, and I’ll tell you why!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

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I’ve been using this stuff for almost a whole year now, and it is definitely a staple for me. If I travel, my travel size of this comes with me. I have combination skin, but in the winter, my skin gets more dry than usual, and this stuff really does keep those dry patches from forming. It’s also great for sensitive skin, because its fragrance free, and is formulated without any of those harsh chemicals.

Naked Skin Beauty Balm by Urban Decay

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I never really thought I needed BB cream, but then I used this stuff and realized how much it really does even out the skin. This stuff also doubles as a primer for foundation, but you can also wear it alone. Also, just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry about sun protection! This BB cream is SPF 20, so you’re still protecting your face from the rays, even in the frigid air.

NARS Blush in Orgasm

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I really love NARS blush, and this one is a perfect color for all seasons. I particularly love it during the winter because it adds a bit of color to my face when I otherwise look ghostly.

Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush

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I just love this brush. It is the perfect synthetic brush for liquid foundations, creams, primers, etc. and allows application without brush streaks. It also really helps blend blush, bronzer, and highlighters into skin for a more natural look, and can be easily cleaned with rubbing alcohol and water. It is also not a brush that sheds, which is one of the best types of brushes you can get!

What are some of your beauty favorites for your face during the winter?

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Winter Beauty Buys: Scents

2015-01-27 19.17.11It’s not necessarily the first thing you think of when it comes to winter beauty purchases, but scents really do fit into seasonal categories! These are the two scents I’ve been switching between this winter, and are great must-have perfumes to use year after year.

2015-01-26 01.13.53Estée Lauder Modern Muse

While this scent is slightly floral, it also has a dark, woodsy aroma too it, that makes me think of winter warmth. I also get compliments on it when I wear it, and someone I work with even went out and bought a bottle after smelling it on me!

2015-01-26 01.14.57Calvin Klein Euphoria

This may sound weird, but personally, I think this perfume smells like men’s cologne. I know that probably makes a few of you think you’d never like to wear it yourself, but it just smells so good! I think of it as if they were making “cologne” for women, this is what it would smell like. It’s described all over the vast interwebs as a “sexy” scent, and I can totally get on board with that. If you haven’t smelled it yourself, you need to drive to your nearest Ulta/Sephora/wherever it is that you get your perfume, and smell this stuff pronto!

What perfumes or scents do you find yourself reaching for during the cold weather?

Bows and Arrows,


Winter Beauty Buys: Lips

Winter is probably one of the harshest seasons for my lips. They are always dry and crack easily, making it hard to wear lipstick. I did find a few things that keep my lips from looking like I’ve just risen from the dead, and I thought I’d share them with all of you!

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub– $9.952015-01-19 16.12.482015-01-19 16.13.09

When I was on the hunt for good lip scrubs, this was the one I kept hearing about. And I love it. It comes in other flavors such as mint julep, and buttered popcorn, but I am like a small child sometimes, so I had to have the bubblegum flavor! And, because it’s from Lush, it’s perfectly ok if you lick some of it off of your lips. It really does work too.

Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy by Fresh– $352015-01-19 16.41.14

I got this product in a kit over Christmas, and it’s become something that stays in my bag. It’s a smooth product that you dispense onto your finger and then apply to your lips, and it creates a barrier against the elements. I put it on my lips before I sleep at night to prevent them from drying out while I’m sleeping, and after meals before I reapply my lip balm/lip gloss, etc..

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This stuff is like crack for your lips. I seriously don’t know how I go through this stuff so fast, but I do. It’s the perfect balm to put on right before any color, and it really does add an additional layer of protection against the wind and cold.

NARS Lip Gloss in Salamanca– $262015-01-19 16.24.56

This is a really high quality lip gloss that doesn’t feel sticky, yet provides a good amount of color without drying out your lips. I decided to get a vibrant pink color because I wanted to lighten up my typical dark and neutral winter wardrobe. I really do love this gloss and I’m considering getting a different color option for spring!

What are your favorite lip products for winter?

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