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My Go-To Moisturizers

It has been beyond cold here!  And I know we aren’t the only place feeling the pain of this weather lately but it makes it so hard to leave the house haha.  On top of that, Ethan and I both have a bad cold so the fact that we even ventured out on Saturday for coffee was a plus. (We spent the rest of the day inside and miserable haha.)  I clearly should have worn my Uggs because it actually hurt to have any bare skin out.  Hence, why a couple of our pics were taken inside the Daily Roastery and our street shots were snapped in a total of 30 seconds, maybe.  However, when I went to link my sneaks for you all in this post, I noticed that they are on sale now.  So, yay for you all–I am glad I decided to throw them on afterall! [runs tts, wearing a 7.5]

Since it has been so frigid, moisturizers are 10x more important.  You all know how annoying dry skin can be and I feel like I have been on the search for some good products for YEARS now (I am super, super picky and get grossed out easily by textures, containers, etc).  I recently found a few that I love so I wanted to be sure to share with you all.  Give these a try if you’re on the hunt!

in the SHOWER

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Argan Oil

I saw Jacey from Damsel in Dior post this product on her IG story a while back and decided to give it a try when I was browsing at the drug store one day.  I have to tell you, I was really skeptical.  But–the results made me a true fan.  I think it makes my skin so much softer throughout the day.  I found myself  thinking oh my skin is softer than normal and then I realized it was on days when I used this product.  It’s crazy how it locks in the moisture.

great for EVERYTHING

Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

First Aid Beauty sent me some products a while back to try and this was the first one I gave a go.  I fell in LOVE.  I have since repurchased it several times with zero regrets.  The texture is silky so it does not irk me.  Bonus! And the best part about this is that you can use it all over.  I like for your body if you are feeling really dry and I like it for the face as a night time moisturizer.  I use Retin-A a couple nights a week and when I do I mix it with this before I put it on.  It’s a dream product.

on your LIPS

Aveda Lip Saver

I go to Simply Blue Salon here in Lexingon and my hair stylist, Rosa suggested this Aveda product.  Since I am always looking for something great to put on my lips, I gave it a try.  I am liking it to wear to bed right now.  Since Ethan likes to have the fan on, I will get chapped lips if I don’t put something on.  && this seems to be helping!

for the FACE

Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer

I looked for a new daily moisturizer for my face for sooooo long.  When I was at Sephora grabbing some of my other FAB product refills I decided to give this one a try too.  LOVE!  Thank gosh I found this one.  It is perfect for me to apply after washing my face in the mornings and before I apply my make up.

 

&& I can’t leave you all without discussing this fab coat.  I just got it in the mail on Friday.  I have a long black down coat that is packable from Bernardo that I truly adore.  I bought it last Winter and it has come in SO handy.  When the Bernardo team reached out and offered me one of their new styles I knew I wanted to jump on it.  I have fallen hard for this brand–the quality is 100% and I think the styles are spot on for casual coats.  I love how this one is a shorter style and has silver hardware on it.  It will for sure be on repeat!  [runs tts, wearing an xs]

Lastly, but certainly not least.. let’s take a second to chat about this new bag that I have been RAVING about in IG.  How great is the gunmetal hardware mixed with the neutral leather?  It’s a great size, has both an outside and inside pocket and is currently on sale! && this is just a little random side note, but the turn knobs are attached–if you rotate one to open the bag the other one automatically follows suit too so you don’t have to take the time to do both before grabbing your wallet or chapstick out.  Genius, right?  You can find a couple other colors available here too.

I hope you all are staying warm and healthy this weekend!  I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed that I recover enough to have a glass of wine soon! Priorities, right??

Coat || Sweatshirt || Leggings || Tennis Shoes [on sale] || Scarf, similar here || Handbag || Sunglasses

A touch of Leopard

Vest || Sweater|| Jeans [order one size up] || Sneakers [SO good, but order 1/2 size up] || Sunglasses || Handbag || Earrings

So, remember when I shared a couple of my latest purchases last week?  You can see the post here.  But this leopard number was included and I have to say, I ended up loving it.  It is a little more bold than what I usually pick up but when I saw the fur and the silver zipper I had to go for it.  It was time to add a little leopard back into the mix!  && I was so happy to see that J.Crew finally has some swoon worthy items back on their site.  I haven’t bought anything from them in years but I think they have made a little turn around and stepped up to the plate this year.

A faux fur vest is definitely something you should have a couple of for Fall!  I decided I wanted this one over-sized so I ordered up and I love the fit.  [wearing a small]  However, if I wanted more of a normal fit then an xs would have been plenty big so just keep that in mind.  It is 20% off if you buy today too–woohoo!  I am super tempted to get it in this solid color as well.  I die over that vivid burgundy color this season.

&& I love how it pairs with all the neutrals I wear!  I layered it with this super soft grey sweater here because, well, I haven’t taken it off much lately.  I am wearing it tons! [wearing US4 (0-2)]

Yesterday I thought it was Thursday allllllll day.  So, I am glad we’ve finally made it to Friday Eve.  Bring on the TGIT line up of shows!


Deep V Tank

Tank [also found here on sale!] || Bralette || Jean Shorts, similar || Sandals [true to size]|| Handbag || Earrings [very lightweight] || Sunglasses

Apparently I am the girl who snaps pics of her outfit at a local, casual resturant.  Yep, that’s me haha!  But it is important to me to show you all outfits that I wear in my real life.  And this is an outfit that I wore out to get some ceviche and a marg with Ethan.  It’s easy and these earrings make it fun, right?!  Those colorful pom poms won me over! Bonus: This deep v tank is on sale now for only $18! Ive worn it lots because you can dress it up or down. [wearing a small in the tank and bralette]

I know we are in the heat of Summer right now, hence my outfit above, ha!  And even though I, for one, am not ready for it to be over–I am still really excited for warm nights on the patio and days spent on the lake–but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t also excited about the idea of new sweaters, boots and moto jackets!  That’s the beauty of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale being right around the corner.  I can spend some time picking out new items for the seasons ahead, buy them on sale and then hop right back into my swimsuit!  And when the cooler temps hit I will have new goodies to pull back out.

Sooooo, don’t forget the sale begins on Thursday and if you are a Nordstrom cardholder then you can shop the sale right away.  Trust me you want to do this because items sell SO quickly.  Apply now so you have access!  And remember, you can always choose to purchase with your Nordstrom card or one of your existing cards.

Read my full post from last year to see what type of card I have.  After having mine for a year now, I can honestly say I would recommend it and I wouldn’t suggest it to you all if I felt otherwise.

I will be covering the sale here with several posts and I will also be sharing tid bits on my Instagram page and story so be sure to stay tuned!