WINTER WARRIOR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Screen Shot 2018-02-22 at 6.21.54 PM.pngI don’t think that Manitoba has yet to hear about this “spring” concept.

Is anyone else thoroughly sick of this weather? Has anyone frozen completely yet?? Ok ok I’m done my rant let’s get to the goods. Since the blistery winter is a reality eight months of the year, I’ve assembled my top products to fight back against the cold and wind. I have all of these to thank for not being a walking raisin on the daily, and I’m sure they’ll work similar miracles for you.

You may be wondering, “but Aly, how good can these products realllyyyy be?” Well my friend let me explain it to you with a simple example. Picture yourself running a triathlon in the dessert, the sun is beating down making that squeal noise, there’s puddle mirages everywhere, the ground is literally CRACKED it’s so dry (I’ll say crack again…CRACK). You finish your triathlon under these conditions, your mouth dry and fuzzy, and take your first sip of water and then proceed to pour it all over yourself like a Dasani commercial. That water is these products and you can read about them below if you aren’t already on your way to go pick them up.

1. Clinique Moisture Surge, Extended Thirst Relief Gel

Slap this on before bed and I kid you not you wake up with new born baby skin. I don’t know what happens in those 8-hours but I’m not mad about it. I find my skin feels almost plumper, and my makeup sits like a dream. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, AND allergy tested, so us sensitive skin ladies can go buck wild.

Clinique.ca, $61 CAD

2. Redken Diamond Oil Shampoo

I used to be one of those people that thought all shampoos were the same and I lived my naive life with straw hair like the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. But then my dear hairdresser best friend introduced me to this and I cannot stop purchasing. If you have fine hair you need to be a little careful with the amount used, because there is in fact oil in it if you didn’t get that from the name, but my hair is comparable to a sheet of silk even with heat styling.

Amazon.ca, $23 CAD

3. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

An oldie but a goodie and I had to mention because as soon as the first snow flake falls I instantly become a pasty noodle. I’m far too lazy for traditional self tanners and so I love that this one is not only gradual (for the sake of my ankles and hands) but also takes care of the moisturizing as well. It also smells great, which is a feat in itself for tanning products.

Jergens.com, $9 CAD

4. Ole Hendriksen Nurture Me Facial Water

The perfect instant refresher during a long day at class or work. I’ve sprayed it with and without makeup and both are superb. It doesn’t break up my makeup, and sinks in quickly so you don’t feel like you just splashed your face with water. Plus it smells like cucumbers, thus reminding you of the mojitos you’ll be sipping on once this brutal winter is over.

Sephora.com, $28 CAD 

5. Smith’s Rosebud Salve 

Lastly, the lippys! This chapstick didn’t make the photo because it’s in my purse literally at all times and it may even be my best friend. It isn’t sticky or too wet, and it has a slight pink tint that’s perfect for no-makeup makeup days. I also love that it’s one of those chapsticks that you can glob on before bed and wake up with pillow lips.

Sephora.com, $7.50 CAD 

That’s it that’s all lovelies!

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