Posts Tagged ‘winter’

my top WINTER moisturizer’s…

IMG_0949

although this winter hasn’t been as brutal as past winter’s, it is still necessary to treat your skin properly. during winter months, I NEED a moisturizer that will withstand the elements. here are my go to winter moisturizer’s:

 

1. shea moisture: olive and green tea body butter

so, within the past 6 months, I’ve become OBSESSED with shea moisture products. I feel it’s one of the top brands that performs. I use multiple products from this brand ranging in hair care, soap, shampoo, and moisturizers and I love them all.

the body butter is thick and creamy, and is truly moisturizing. I’ll normally apply in the morning, and 12 hours later… baby girl is still shining. (sidenote: during winter months, my skin gets extremely dry. if I moisturize before bed, by morning my skin is dry and flakey.)

2. sol de janeiro: bum bum cream

pronounced “boom- boom,” this cream is da shit. made with guaraná, an extract native to Brazil. the product smoothes and tightens the skin, ideally to be used on your BUM BUM. but this product is so great, that I use it on my entire body. also made with cupuaçu butter, which locks in moisture making this product a great winter moisturizer. oh, and the smell is amazing.

3. shea moisture: extra virgin coconut oil

this product stays in rotation all year round.

not only is this an amazing hydrating skin product, it’s also great for removing makeup, adding shine to the hair, as well as decreasing frizz.

4. aveda: tourmaline charged hydrating creme (facial moisturizer)

there are a few aveda products that I swear by, one being their tourmaline hydrating creme. I’ve been using this face moisturizer for over 6 years, and have found no other product that produces the same results. i love to exfoliate (which you should do at least twice a week), and then drench my skin in the tourmaline creme. It keeps my skin smooth and moisturized. (side note: product pictured above is NOT the retail size of the product. I have friends in high places who supply me with “salon only” product sizes.)

 

** not listed, but another product I swear by is aquaphor… all I am going to say about that is “get you some.”

vintage in december

 

When I think about growing up, and being a teenager, I remember HATING winter. Probably because I wasn’t into vintage fashion back then, who knows… oh, and because summers in Philly are pretty much epic. But today, I can say I appreciate the season. It’s just that time of year that makes me grateful to have/ had two great women in my life. My grandmother’s, the late great Amelia Virginia Wright, and the amazing Ira Mae Salter. Both taught me their personal definition of style and I am so thankful.

 

3/4 black vintage coat with fur collar

Thank you for this beauty Ira Mae!

Thank you for this beauty Ira Mae!

 

 

camel vintage coat with fur collar

Thank you Amelia Virginia!

Thank you for this greatness Amelia Virginia!

 

 

 

Both Coats are Vintage… gifts from my grandmother’s

sunglasses: ASOS (almost the same)

shoes: STEVE MADDEN (almost the same)

 

winter beauty essentials

beauty essentials

 

Winter has officially arrived, and while you’re buying new winter coats and hats, don’t forget to purchase new beauty essentials as well. The winter weather will surely do a number on your skin, and hair. But, here are my favorite products to fight the winter weather. Also, I added a few essentials that I am OBSESSED with, and use year round.

 

The Progressive Peel by Beauty RX

About 6 months ago, I was introduced to the PEEL BAR. It’s a glycolic peel, that literally takes 10 minutes. Immediately after the service, you will notice glowing, smoother skin, and there is no redness or irritation afterwards. After completing the service, you must purchase The Progressive Peel. It’s an at home glycolic system that maintains the glow, in between peels. It’s a 3 step process, that lasts 6 weeks, including a nightly serum, exfoliating pads, and exfoliating cream.

 

Fresh- Hesperides Grapefruit, Eau De Parfum

This product is one of my year round essentials that I swear by, especially during the winter months. FRESH Parfum, is super light and lasts all day. For me, I wear a lighter fragrance during the winter months for several reasons. The #1 reason, is the close contact with New Yorkers on the train. My morning commute is crazy. Sometimes I’m standing face to face with another commuter, and the last thing I want to think about or smell is their overpowering perfume or cologne. So, I guess you could say, I’m being considerate of my fellow Rush Hour Commuters by wearing a light frangrance perfume.

 

ALOHA- The Foundation Supplements

I swear, I try to be healthy, but let’s be real. It is HARD to focus in New York City. Everyday there’s a new restaurant opening, a donut being shoved down your throat, or a co worker making you rice and beans with curry chicken. But, ALOHA, The Foundation pouch of nutrients is the perfect boost. These 5 supplements will increase energy, enhance focus, and improve your skin.

 

Burt’s Bees

The best lip balm…. EVER. The End.

(more…)