It’s winter in The District! I know it is not technically winter but it has been below freezing several times and snow is in the 10 day forecast – so I am going to go ahead and call it winter. Here are a couple of my favorite beauty buys to get me through the harsh winds, the grey skies, and my pale skin.
Vida Liberata Self Tanner: I have always used St. Tropez’s self tanners but decided to give this one a shot when it was recommended by my most product-savvy friend. The color is great, and the hand mitt helps ensure the application is even. The best part about this product? Each application lasts about two weeks! I can’t wait to have my summer glow all winter long.
Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo & Conditioner: The smell alone would have prompted me to buy this set. For anyone who dyes their tresses this is a must! It’s ultra healing and a little goes a long way – which certainly helps justify the steep price tag. Regardless, it worth all the dollars and your hairdresser will no longer nag you about the way you treat your hair. I also love their Gold Lust Serum, you can read more about that here.
Urban Decay’s “all nighter” Make-Up Setting Spray: If you wear make-up ever, the product is a must. It will keep your ‘face’ together for 10+ hours and I promise no amount of wind will move your carefully applied work. It is perfect for day-to-day use, as well as protecting your face from sliding off during dangerous Saturday night basement dancing.
Trish McEvoy’s Beta Hydroxy Pads: This is one of my all-time favorite products and a must-buy each winter. As soon as the temperature begins to drop my skin gets dry and my serums and moisturizers have a hard time sinking in. This chemical exfoliant gently removes dead skin cells, revealing baby-soft skin. During the winter months you can often find me mindlessly stroking my face – it’s just so soft!!