2017 Winter Essentials

Hi All!

I have been MIA for quite some time and I have missed writing posts, reading up on other bloggers posts, and the blogging community as a whole!  Time got away from me for a bit there (how is it December already?!) , but I’m going to do my best to have blogging as a part of my routine again!  For my first December post, I wanted to share the items that I’ve constantly been reaching for so far this winter.

I have one hair item, and the rest of the items are different types of moisturizers.  I have long been a fan of Aveda’s Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil.  I reach for this on days where my hair does not feel as smooth and as hydrated as I would like.

Aveda Dry Remedy Hair Oil

A little bit goes a really long way with this as well.  I use maybe 1-2 drops with each application and this little bottle will last me at least 8 months.  I only apply this oil on unwashed hair days as it leaves my hair moisturized with a beautiful, healthy shine to it!  I’ll also rub the excess into my cuticles for extra moisture.

I’m sure most people experience dry hands and feet during the colder months, and unfortunately my own hands have even cracked /peeled already this winter.  These next two items have really kept me moisturized and I haven’t had any issues since I started using them.  For my hands, I’ve been loving the Kiehl’s Richly Hydrating Hand Cream “Grapefruit”.

Kiehl's Richly Hydrating Hand Cream

I purchased mine at Nordstrom and there were 3 additional scents to the grapefruit scent – in case grapefruit is not your cup of tea.  This hand cream is extremely hydrating without leaving the slick, greasy feel to your hands.  It dries down while leaving my hands feeling very moisturized.

The foot cream that I love to use when my feet are feeling really dry is the L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Foot Cream.

L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Foot Cream

At night, I’ll add a bit to each foot, rub it in, and then put soft, cozy socks on to bed.  In the mornings, my feet feel brand new!  I’ll do this maybe once a week because of how effective the cream is.

Up next, we have a face mask that I’ve written a post about in the past (👉 REVIEW: Glamglow Face Masks) and it is definitely part of my winter essentials.  It’s the Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment.

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

This is a must have in my skincare regimen year round, but especially in the winter when my skin needs the extra hydration.

Speaking of extra hydration, I can’t seem to get enough of hydrating face masks, so I’ve also been throwing the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask into my nighttime routine.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

This product is at a much friendlier price point than the Glamglow mask, and OMG I LOVE the smell of this product so much.  I think what I smell is a fruity scent – but I could be wrong because I’m not the best at describing scents!  In all honesty, this is a great intense moisturizer, but to me, it does not offer as good of results as the Glamglow mask.

The last item that has been an essential for me is a brand-new-to-me product that I’ve never used before, the Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer.

Laura Mercier Hydrating Fondation Primer

I’ve always had either oily skin, or combination-oily skin, so I’ve only ever used primers that were mattifying or for the purpose of minimizing pores. However, recently I have been finding that my skin would feel SO dry throughout the day after applying my makeup, so this product was recommended to me.  I have not applied my makeup without this primer ever since I purchased it!  It really has been helping with leaving my skin feeling hydrated under all the makeup, and even with my combination skin, my makeup lasts through the day and I have never felt that I look shiny or greasy while using it!

What have your go-to essentials been this Winter?!

I hope you all are well and have been enjoying the holiday season so far!



2 thoughts on “2017 Winter Essentials

  1. Absolutely obsessed with the glam glow mask! I visited my sister at the beginning of this month and she let me try it out. The next morning my face felt supple and moisturized!!!


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