Good morning! Thanks for visiting! I’m happy to report the flu has officially left my house! Now I can get back to my regularly scheduled life: baby, husband, work, yoga, blog, repeat. Like a baby, I take comfort in routine – so when everything is thrown out of whack I am all the more grateful when it is back to normal.
Since the temps are finally dipping to real winter weather here in Chicago, I thought I would put together a few of my cold weather favorites.
1. Coral Lipstick –
Winter makes even the darkest skin tones look dull and pale, so I find wearing a bright pinkish coral tone on the lips, and a coral blush on the apples of the cheeks and a bronze shade of blush on the temples really brightens and brings back that sun kissed look we all love to get in summer. I found a new shade that I am absolutely in love with – L’oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Tropical Coral with L’oreal Color Riche Lipliner in Timeless Coral. I also love to keep my lips super moisturized with the colorless half of the Cover Girl Outlast All Day Lipcolor.
|Cover Girl Outlast All Day Lipcolor|
|L’oreal Colour Riche Lipstick|
2. Teavana Blooming tea in Peach Momotaro .
I love tea any time of year, but it just works magic in winter. I love the light fruity taste of the peach momotaro tea from Teavana. You have to brew it in a tumbler like below, because the tea needs room to bloom. One bloom can last a whole day! There are some teas that bloom actual flowers, but this one’s is just a little strange looking – to be completely honest. But it tastes great!
3. The Kasbah rug.
I have an unhealthy obsession with decorating and re-decorating, and West Elm is often a source of inspiration. I just want to lay on this rug with my baby and puppy and play all day. I would love this rug in my life!
4. Mythic Oil
I’ve tweeted about my love of Mythic Oil – but I love it even more in winter. My hair is naturally mostly straight, with a slight wave. It is very thick and therefore heavy and extremely time consuming to blow dry. I used to run out of the house with my hair about 3/4 dry, and I’d end up with frizzies all day long. This takes care of that and more. I just take a few pumps of the bottle onto my hands, and comb into my wet hair with my fingers. I follow up with a smoothing creme from Loreal and then blow-dry. Plus it just smells really nice. Try it!
5. Flat booties – Like these Ivanka Trump Tilly Booties
I will never get on the sneaker wedge trend, sorry Isabel Marant!! I just can’t stand how they look on me. Equally comfy and way cuter in my opinion, are these gorgeous booties by my girl Ivanka. I am starting to get a little bit obsessed with Ivanka Trump’s shoe line if you haven’t already noticed!
What are some of your favorite things this winter?