Sonia Kashuk Exfoliating Body Polish- Not too grainy and very rich, great for skin that gets super dry in the cold months. There are four scents to choose from, and the thick texture turns my shower into a luxury experience. Cute packaging too!
The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter- If I try to use this in the summer, it feels too thick on my skin. But in the winter I get such dry, itchy skin that I can actually leave marks if I’m not careful about scratching! This body butter helps protect my skin for hours-and, who wouldn’t like to shimmer a little in the winter?
Starbucks/Tazo Vanilla Rooibos Tea- These days, this tea is calling itself “Vanilla Rooibos Parfait,” but as far as I can tell, it’s no different form the previous Vanilla Rooibos tea variety. In any case, I love this tea on days when I don’t feel up to the richness of coffee or seasonal drinks. I often get a few pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup in my hot tea, and it hits the spot on cold days.
J. Crew Jackie Cardigan- A quintessential, finely-knit staple. The Jackie has adorably shell-like opalescent buttons and a not-too-long fit, which is perfect for petites. I like to wear this cardigan buttoned up and tucked into pencil skirts-it’s polished and comfortable at the same time. Personally, the dark green is my favorite!
theBalm Hot Mama Shadow and Blush All-in-One- I like the way the cold air gives my cheeks a nice flush, but it fades away after a few minutes inside a heated building. So, I swipe on a bit of this powder color from theBalm (incredibly similar to a certain Nars blush) to give my face a touch of liveliness during a season when skin can appear dull. It’s quite blend-able; I can only speak for myself, though, and I have red undertones as it is. Paler skin tones may end up using a lighter hand when applying. I’m not sure I’d ever use this as a shadow, but cheers to the efficiency and savings of multi-use products!
Living Proof Prime Style Extender- I. Love. This. Stuff. Of course, it’s easy to love something dreamed up by MIT grads for our beauty purposes! I’ve got curly hair naturally, and I tend to straighten it more in the winter because there’s less humidity in the air to frizz-up my style. But, I also try not to completely fry my hair in the process. This “primer” helps my hair stay styled for a longer time than it would normally, and thus helps me cut down on the amount of times I am flat ironing (DAMAGING) my hair. What’s more, I actually like the interesting scent that all Living Proof products have-but it’s definitely not a scent for everyone.