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January Beauty Favorites to Get Through Winter



Hi Friends! I'm not sure where you're reading this from- I really hope it's somewhere warmer and sunnier than us!  We are in Minnesota, and the month of January has been mildly cold and super cloudy.  The winter weather always wreaks havoc on my skin and hair for sure, so I compiled a list of my beauty faves from the month of January that have seemed to help keep some of the winter side effects at bay at least a little!

These are all items that you can pretty much find at your local Target, drugstore, or even toss in your virtual shopping cart and have delivered right with your groceries for convenience sake!  I love being able to add these to my weekly grocery pick up if needed- or for a quick Amazon Prime delivery. Also, while I love some higher end items, and think it can be worth it for some things,  I also love to find some that are more budget friendly as well- and these picks all do their job well at a great price point in my opinion!

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1.) Biore Charcoal Scrub

This charcoal face scrub is fantastic!  Even though my skin gets dry, I can still be prone to breakouts here and there and this face scrub helps so much!  If I am starting to see a breakout I will make sure to let it sit on my skin longer while I am in the shower, almost like a mask, to really let it do it's job.  My husband actually likes it as well so that's been great.


2.) Kristen Ess Signature Shampoo and Conditioner 

The Kristen Ess line at Target always draws me in.  I love the smell, I love the packaging, and thankfully they work great in my hair!  I love the basic shampoo and conditioner and swear they help the overall feel and quality of my hair- it's not just because of the yummy smell or pretty bottles in my shower!


3.) Jason Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Coconut Oil is my whole world (dramatic much?) - in the winter especially.  I slather it on my face as a makeup remover, after I wash it as a moisturizer, on my lips, my hands, etc.  If my children complain about dry lips or hands or any ailment whatsoever, I pass them the jar.  Funny tangent- I always think that coconut oil is to me, what Windex is to that family in the Greek wedding movies.  Do you remember that?  I swear I only saw the movie once but that Windex thing really stuck with me?!


4.) L'oreal True Match Lumi Foundation

This foundation has been my favorite for 2 winters in a row!  I hardly wear foundation as it is, and even less so in the summer months, but come winter and I'm reaching for this one for sure.  Like I said, I don't wear foundation on a daily basis by any means, typically just concealer on a regular day at home or picking up groceries, but if I have any sort of plans with the hubby, friends, school events, womens group, etc... I usually throw this one on.  I like it especially in the winter because it is so moisturizing.  Even if I have dry patches on my face (which definitely happens in the winter for me), it glides on smoothly and doesn't get gross and flaky, or draw any extra attention to those spots like a lot of foundations can tend to do. 


5.) Lavender Chamomile Tea

 I'm not sure if you'd consider this a beauty product exactly but.. it does make a huge difference in my beauty sleep?  I've been making a habit of getting my comfies on (current faves from Walmart linked here- so good!)  and making a mug of this chamomile and lavender tea every night when I get the kids jammied up, to help myself wind out and be ready for bed shortly after their bedtime, and it has helped immensely!  I really like the taste and coziness of it, and I have heard that this is a good brand of tea from a health standpoint... meaning they don't use plastic in bearothe tea bags, pesticides, etc.

What are your tried and true winter products?  Do you tend to use the same stuff year round, or have seasonal favorites like me? Leave it in the comments!




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