My Winter Protection & Skincare

Chicago is currently in the home stretch of cold weather, and that means I still have to keep up with my skincare and making sure my face doesn't dry up from the oppressive wind in the city. I feel like I have a stable routine—that is, I haven't really added anything new since before December. Some of these products are small samples and I think I'll have to purchase the full sizes once I run low. 

This year, I have been putting way more focus on taking care of my skin. A lot of my money is probably spent on quality skincare products instead of makeup. I just feel like taking care of your skin and clearing it up means that I won't even have to think about covering it up with makeup to hide imperfections when there aren't any. If I was that blessed enough to have a regimen where I could literally wake up like a goddess every morning, I'd let you all in on a secret. However, that's sadly not the case for me. 
So, the first product I have is one of two lip products I'm currently using. This one is the Fresh Lip Caramel and it tastes exactly like caramel and feels so smooth and hydrating. It's slightly tinted, which I actually love. I use this a lot for when I want to add a bit of color to my lips. If I'm really looking for something to repair dry lips, I am always grabbing for the Kiehl's Lip Balm #1. It's not like petroleum jelly or Vaseline, but it's more of an unscented salve. It's really good when none of your other lip products seem to be helping really chapped lipsFor my hands, I've been reaching for the Kiehl's Creme de Corps and use it all over my body. I love it because it reminds me of a body butter. It isn't oily and is really rich. It feels super nice after you take a shower and shave everything! I've also become a lover of Glossier, and the Coconut Balm Dot Com hand and face salve is perfect for cracked anything. It smells delicious, too. I love the versatility of it. 
On my face, I've still been using this Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I'll drip two drops on my cheeks and massage it in upwards to reduce lines and to energize my face! Whenever I wake up when I use this, my face immediately feels refreshed and really soft. I've never used Caudalie before, so I'm really impressed with this.
Under my eyes, I have been using the Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment and I love it. It's so rich and moisturizing to prevent my eyes from feeling dry and look red. I definitely think Tarte has done a great job with some of the skincare they've come out with.

I want to be better with sticking to the products that I love and using them up until they're completely empty. It can be so hard because the temptation is insane. This year is going to be a year full of new discoveries, but I hope that when I find what works, I stick to it! What's a product that you stick to?


  1. Love the products you recommend. It's so important to look after your skin this time of year, thanks for sharing xxx



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