What Are 3 Skincare Items You NEED for Winter?

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Winter Skincare Staples

Question of the Week: Name three skincare products (face and/or body) that are staples for you in cold weather months. The first three that pop into my mind are for my face and I've just started to use them this year. 

The first is the Sephora Collection Face Masks. I generally go for the Green Tea but when it gets cold like this I filter in more of the hydrating ones. Lotus is my absolute fave for that. If I'm looking to "binge mask" I'll layer a few one right after another. Fresh has an excellent line for doing this with (I have a post coming up where I'll talk more about it).

Next is the Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence. I did a sponsored post with them for Cyber Monday and since I've been using that product I've noticed a major difference in my skin. It's probably minor to everyone else, but to me it looks a lot less dull when I don't have makeup on.

Finally I've been loving the Cosmedix Emulsion Intense Hydrator. I'm an oily girl so intense hydration wasn't ever something I thought I'd need, but it's really making a difference and not making me any oilier. 

Using these things in conjunction with a few others has me beginning to feel like I am getting my actual skincare regime on track. Am I finally an adult? Time will tell lmao!


The Lipstick League - week of 12.5.16

Phyrra – Do you have hooded eyes? I explain what they are, share the best eyeshadow brushes for hooded eyes, and talk about eyeshadow application techniques!

Prime Beauty – Want a multi-purpose palette that is not only beautiful but a bargain too? Then you need the IT Cosmetics Most Wished For Palette from QVC!

we heart this – These are the gifts that beauty editors want for the holidays (if they don’t own them already!) Check out the Beauty Editor’s Gift Guide.

Beautygeeks – loves this best seasonal-scent gift guide by our Liza’s husband Craig – his holiday 2015 fragrance story for us won him an award! As for this one, it’s not what you think…

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is giving away the entire Essie Winter 2016 nail polish collection, so make sure to go over and enter today! These 6 shades are GORGEOUS!

Blushing Noir – How to wear and LAYER your concealers when you have dry eyes that loveeeee to crease… plus the best concealers of life at every price point.

EauMG – Here’s my annual holiday gift guide for glamorous types that would be happy to have back-seamed stockings in their stocking!

fanserviced-b – If you love beautiful packaging, amazing fragrance, and glorious ingredient lists, check out Korea’s Blossom Jeju brand. I recommend starting with the Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Flowers Toner, which is about as luxurious (and pretty!) as skincare can get.

Gouldylox -Is your concealer cracking, not covering or separating when you work out? Makeup Wars has found the best of the best for all different types of concerns and colors. Find your perfect concealer now!

My Beauty Bunny – Are you as obsessed with the Too Faced Sweet Peach collection as I am?! Check out my review of the palette, glosses, and highlighter palette here!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Phyrra is Currently Craving: I’m currently lusting after the Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick set! It’s a great way to try out 8 different liquid lipsticks!