Winter Survival Kit | The Necessities
December 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
I’ve compiled a list of must-haves for the winter season! While I’ll mention a few things about the specific brands that I’m using, I’m definitely advocating the item itself and any substitute brand that you prefer is definitely fine! Okay–let’s get started!
1. Hand cream // Right now, I’m alternating between H20’s Spa hand cream and my all time favorite True Blue “Look Ma, New Hands” hand cream from Bath & Body Works. I am actually so in love with Bath & Body Works’ hand cream, it smells AH-MAZING and leaves my hands feeling so incredibly soft. Hand cream is a definite must-have in Toronto’s cold climate and especially, when you’re shuffling your hands around in the cold (juggling your keys, coffee, papers, and what-nots), keeping your hands hydrated is key!
2. Plastic Hair Brush // Anyone else get crazy static hair in the dry season? It’s one of my major pet-peeves in the winter! By the time I get to work, all my hair goes poof. It’s slightly embarrassing so when I realized that a plastic comb would help with the situation, I promptly went out to get one! The one I ended up buying was from The Face Shop. They had crazy Black Friday sales, so extra bonus there!
3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer // I’m always so picky with my face creams. I generally like gel-like creams because they leave my face feeling light and fresh. This one, on the other hand, is cream-based so I was wary in the beginning. However, with the winter season in full-force, I had to get a heavier daily moisturizer. I decided to stick with Aveeno because I’ve heard great things about their ability to keep sensitive skin hydrated. I love the smell of this moisturizer and while it’s cream based, it’s fast absorbing and still feels light.
4. Lip Balm // eos Coconut Milk lip balm! Aside from the adorable shape, this lip balm is a must-have, basically for all seasons!