January 21, 2015

winter beauty essentials

The winter has been harsh on my hair and skin, both are struggling to remain hydrated. My beauty routine as of late has included barrels of deep conditioning treatments and enough aquaphor to coat an elephant twice. While it's not the most pleasant topic of conversation, I'm probably not the only one dealing with it so I thought I'd share some of the products that have been helping.

The salt water did a number on my hair in Tortola. It felt like straw no matter how much conditioner I left in it and stayed that way up until last week when I decided to use every weapon in my toiletry basket. 
I've been using this Fekkair Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner on and off for a couple of years now. It does a fantastic job at rehydrating my hair and making it look smooth, the only downside it that it is on the heavy side so it can weigh it down. 

I cannot say enough good things about this elixir. I use it on the ends of my hair after every wash to keep them smooth and healthy. 

Would you believe that my hair soaked this masque up like it was nothing last week? Neither could I. This is what I turn to when my hair gets really rough, it does such a good job at making my hair look healthy and normal again. I put it on wet hair, twist it up into a bun, and leave it overnight. It hardens when it dries so you don't have to worry about getting it all over your bedding. 

I use this on a regular basis, about every other wash. JD is convinced my hair looks shinier on days that I use it and I must say that I agree. 

This is pretty self explanatory as these all do pretty much the same thing on different levels, keep my skin from completely peeling off of my body. 
kiehl's ultra facial cream
The best for those super dry wintery days. It stays on all day long and keeps my skin hydrated without looking greasy.

kiehl's avocado eye cream
I really do believe that this eye cream helps reduce puffiness and keeps the delicate skin around your eyes looking smooth and hydrated.

Not going to lie, last week I was using this as hand cream (it was that bad) but it did the trick. I usually use this on my lips and cuticles.

eucerin skin calming creme
This body lotion has pretty much saved my skin, plus it's fragrance free so I don't mind wearing it. I don't know what it is but I really can't stand scented lotions.

This is so wonderful for exfoliating and cleansing your skin. I try not to use it every day in the winter as my skin tends to get so dry, but it certainly does help.

Tell me, what are you winter beauty must haves?


  1. Kiehls seriously has some of the best face and body products out there - they are so hydrating!! I haven't used any Fekkai products but I really want to!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. I love Fekkai and Eucerin products! So amazing! I'm going to have to try Kiehl's sometime! I've heard great things!

  3. I've been meaning to try a few of these products! Thanks for your thoughts on them!

    S. Roderick

  4. Argan oil works wonders on hair, especially super curly hair like mine. It is a must have in any females beauty arsenal. Love your blog!


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  5. This winter weather has really given my hair and skin a beating! These are great suggestions for beating the winter beauty blues! XO



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