it’s time for a fresh list of beauty essentials! we’re all completely parched and itchy, thanks in part to being indoors with the heat pumped up, and being outside in the cold. over the last few weeks, i personally feel so scaly, and just want to dip myself in a pail of crisco – the thought makes me say ‘ahhhh’ in relief. there are better ways to get rid of that itchy feeling, i’ll admit. these are some of my beauty faves right now, most of which will solve our winter dryness, and honestly, these also all make awesome gifts and stocking stuffers for the beauty loving ladies (and gents!) in your life.
moroccanoil body butter – in the summer, i stick to oils to moisturize my skin, but in the winter, i need a thicker cream to take away dryness and lock in moisture. i slather this stuff on my dry legs and feet after exfoliating and it’s pure heaven! it soaks right in to the skin, there’s no sticky residue like the most famous body butter out there leaves behind (you know the one).
MUN serum – this stuff is all natural and organic, and full of calming, totally soothing and effective precious oils prickly pear, rose and argan (that’s it!). it is the perfect night serum to add into your winter routine (the price is justified as it’s a high quality product and will last 3 months when used nightly).
red cherry lashes – these are my current fave lashes – my clients love them too! if you’re in vancouver, buy them at bare wax bar, and if not, buy online. they are also kim k.’s lashes of choice – and such a bargain (the #1 are my go-to).
kaia bamboo cleansing cloths – i’m so not into cleansing cloths as a way to cleanse your face. most are chemical based and leave a nasty residue on the skin contributing to breakouts. well, i just discovered these, and they are stocked beside my bed for those nights i am too zonked to wash. they are totally natural, full of delicious vitamins, and chemical free. bam! (buy them at beautybar in vancouver)
beautycounter – i am obsessed with this new line. i instagrammed about them this week, and love their packaging, and the product inside is natural and effective. i love their motto of truth. beauty. transparency. the rose water is such a soothing product to add into your night routine; it calms redness and itch.
dayna decker buffer and moisturizer – scented products have never been my fave, especially those super fragrant, chemical based ones. well, i’ve found a new fave, and i love the aromas of all dayna’s luxe products. i fell in love with her candles this spring, and the buffer and cleansers are such a treat in the shower. the moisturizers are silky, and seriously get your skin feeling like satin – it is something i’d love to find under my tree! (find the entire line at beautybar in vancouver).
emjoi micro pedi – the company sent this to me and i was totally skeptical. as seen on tv products are normally duds, right? i was surprised to find out how well this works. a little personal story: i used to get pedis every few weeks, i love polished, manicured feet. after hearing one too many nasty stories about nail salons (i’ll spare you the details), i cut myself off from getting a pedi in a salon, and started doing them myself. what a hassle! hated doing them – what a time waster. keeping up with my feet is going to be so much easier thanks to this – it buffs off all that dry skin in a flash! i understand you need to buy replacement heads, which i’m not crazy about, but i’ll keep my feet smooth and soft thanks to this little gadget.