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January 4, 2017

Winter Beauty Roundup: My Current Skin and Hair Care Favorites

 Hey Mer-babe! Winter is definitely my favorite time of year; with layers of knits, no sweat the instant you walk outside, and hot tea all day long, how could you not love it?  Although Winter is my favorite time of the year,  I know how hard it can be on our bodies.  It is a constant winter struggle to keep my sensitive skin healthy and glowing during these cold months.  It is also so easy to shrug it off as something that just happens in the winter, but you do not to give in to your skin!  "Do not give in to your skin" is definitely becoming my motto for 2017.  I am determined to find peace with my skin and we are going to find it together!

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I am so excited to share with you 10 + beauty products that have been helping my skin not just survive this winter but thrive. 🙌  Lets begin shall we.

 IGK is my most recent haircare discovery, their It-Girl vibe and Instagram aesthetic is what drew me in first.  Then, I tried out their products and it was love at first spray.  As a proud faux blonde, I know that haircare extends far beyond shampoo and conditioner.  My favorite products are their texturizing spray for days I wear my natural waves, their blowout balm which I use before any kind of heat, and their dirty spray aka the hotter way to say "dry shampoo".

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 If you follow me on snapchat you already know, if you don't follow me on snapchat thats clearly a personal problem that needs to be addressed (add me!).  I am proud to admit that my Jade Roller is my best friend, like for real.  If you are not rolling your face you are missing out on so many benefits.  Jade is a cleansing stone and combined with the massage action while using the roller it eliminates puffiness, aids lymph drainage and blood flow, while toning and firming facial muscles.  I keep mine in the freezer for an added anti-inflammorty boost, plus it works wonders on headaches.

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This Floral Beauty Steam is one of the most fun and unique products I have tried recently.  Simply place the mix of flowers in a bowl of boiling water and allow them to steep, then place a towel over your head and the bowl.  Your receive the regenerative properties of the flowers to aid your skin along with a relaxing aromatherapy treatment for you!

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I love Scratch Goods (read an entire post on them here), if I talked about all of the products of theirs I used daily we would be here for hours, therefore I narrowed it down to two.  Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by harsh deodorants (ME 🙋), most deodorants you find in a store like Target are seriously bad for you and your pits.  Scratch Goods' Tea Tree Underarm Butter is life changing, it is so gentle and yet so effective.  As an avid masker I would be crazy to not include one of Scratch Goods amazing clay masks,  I am usually a matcha mask girl but have been loving the charcoal mask lately.  The best part about it is you can customize it each time you use it by adding a liquid of your choice, I love mixing mine with green tea and honey.

If you thought the beauty steam was fun, you haven't seen anything yet.  This Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack is the skincare product you didn't know you needed.  The packaging is adorable and it is equally fun to use.  Using the little spoon grab a black tea infused "boba" from the bottom of the jar and gently pop it in your palm, then add some more jelly to cover your entire face.  Put it on as the last step in your skincare routine and wake up with glowing moisturized skin.

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Kalastyle soap is the chicest soap in the soap game.  I love beautiful packaging but I love what is inside more.  As if we weren't already obsessed with avocado enough, Kalastyle brought us their Avocado Soap.  I am not a huge soap user as it usually tends to dry out my skin but not with Kalastyle's soaps.  They leave your skin feeling even better than they did before you washed.  Some other favorites are their Angelica Herb Soap, and the Eggwhite and Chamomile Soap (not pictured as it has been heavily used).

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This may be the my favorite product on the list, mainly because you can eat it.  These Collagen Replenish Chews are a simple way to incorporate collagen, which maintains elasticity in skin, into daily regimen.  Each chew contains collagen, hyaluronic acid - a natural moisturizer, and vitamin C, basically its a facial in a gummy.  I am only 19 but that is just a year away from 20 aka OLD, which means full anti-aging for me.

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I hope you are feeling inspired to take on a new skincare regimen and find peace with your skin in 2017. 🙌  Let me know what products you are loving and which ones you can't wait to try in the comments below!  


  1. Gosh the Chicago winter air is so bad!! I love this post :) I need to try the Bubble Tea Sleep Mask!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  2. Never heard of these products before!

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    1. Definitely recommend trying them! They have changed my skin.

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