Winter Beauty Essentials


Normally winter in my city is characterized by mild temperatures and lots of rain (seriously, one year it rained for 29 consecutive days). However, this year winter has been unusually frosty and clear. While I’ve been loving the sun, the cold dry air calls for a change up in my beauty routine. I’ve been plagued by dry, itchy skin and frizzy staticy hair. Read on for the winter beauty products that are helping me keep it together this winter!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I love this lotion because it is ultra moisturizing, light, and super gentle. It isn’t heavily scented, which is perfect for sensitive skin and scent free offices. It absorbs quickly into skin without leaving a greasy feeling. As an added bonus there are no parabens.

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian. Usually I opt for a more matte finish on my lips in the winter. However, this super wearable nude lip gloss is the perfect amount of colour and shine for those days when you don’t want to look too done but still need a little something. The gloss is pigmented enough to wear on its own and won’t leave you looking washed out. The best part about this lip gloss is the minty finish (which is marketed as a “tingling plumping effect”) that makes it feel more like a lip balm on dry winter lips. No Parabens or sulphates.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This moisturizer is a cult classic suitable for nearly any skin type. It is super light and fast absorbing, perfect for soothing dry winter skin. It leaves your skin hydrated without clogging pores and adding to any post holiday skin woes.

Natulique Argan Oil Enriched Hair Cream. This hair cream is super nourishing and ultra light. Rub a pea sized amount into towel dried hair and then style as you normally would. It leaves your hair soft, healthy, and shiny. My hair dresser was recently telling me that this product acts as a heat protectant by sealing the cuticle. This is perfect for me because I heat style my hair almost every day and and rarely remember heat protectant. No sulphates or parabens.