Winter Beauty Favorites

Happy New Year! It’s not too late to say that…is it?

It has been foreverrrrr since I blogged. I am thinking that I need to rename myself “The Slothful Blogger”. Seriously tho…this is getting a little cray! Did you miss me?

Living in Minnesota the winters can get a bit brutal at times and I am always on the lookout for some great products to keep my skin feeling nice and hydrated. Here are some of my favorites that are helping me get through the winter and dreaming of Spring. So if you live in a cold climate (or not) maybe some of these will become some of your favorites, too.

Trader Joe’s Organic Argan Oil  This has been a lifesaver for my skin. I use it 2-3 times a week. In the morning under makeup or at night under my night-time moisturizer. My hands get so dry from doing dishes, so I put a drop or two on the top of my hands and my skin just drinks it up. I dare you to check it out…at $6.99 it’s a fantastic buy!


Grace & Stella Eye Masks  I used these 5 days ago and the circles under my eyes are still lightened! They are amazing. This is the first time I have tried this brand/product and I am very impressed. They are the prettiest gold and feel so good under your eyes. Pamper yourself and close your eyes for 20-30 minutes or take some time to read a book…perhaps in a bubble bath with a glass of wine? I gotta go now. See ya!


Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant  I have been using this deodorant for a few months now and wanted to thoroughly test it out before I reviewed it for you. I have been looking for a natural one that does not have aluminum in it, yet keeps me dry and smelling good. This is the one! They have about 5 different scents and this one is my favorite. You can find this at Target.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate  I have just recently become a fan of exfoliating my face. I always thought that it would break me out or worse dry me out especially in the winter. After doing some research I have found that you really need to “scrub” that yucky dry layer off your face. Since doing this my skin feels so much fresher and radiant. Once you try this a few times you will be so happy with your skin! One trick…keep it in the shower because if you are like me I get lazy about washing my face at night. Did I say that out loud?!

Goat Milk Body Butter  This product made me a goat milk lover. This lavender vanilla scent…seriously, I wish the internet had a scratch and sniff option. Your skin will feel soft and smooth. I love slathering this one soon as I get out of the shower while my skin is still warm. The first ingredient is farm fresh goats milk. All natural healthy skin food. Plus, I love supporting a company that is working hard to bring you the freshest products. You can have confidence that this is fresh and hasn’t been sitting around on a shelf for months or even years on end. Check out their web-site and you will fall in love with all her goats and the farm life!

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11 thoughts on “Winter Beauty Favorites

  1. The goat milk body butter looks amazing! And I LOVE your creative photo set up. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these, Cindy! Stay warm.

  2. These all sound amazing, and I have personally used Kate Somerville ExfoliKate and love, love, loved it!!! Its pricey but worth it. Thank goodness I was prepared this winter and was on top of my skin care regimen. Who knew it would actually get cold in Houston.

    1. I have heard Houston has been crazy this year! I lived there for 7 years and if it dipped below 50 I was freezing! How I ended up in Minnesota I’ll never know. haha I do love all the seasons though. 🙂

  3. I’m interested in trying Schmidt’s. I made the switch to natural deodorant and couple of months ago and have tried both Lavanila and Native. The latter works wonderfully but seems to be darkening the skin under my arms. 🙁

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