#AMonthOfFaves: 5 Must Haves for Winter Survival


Today’s prompt:

5 Must Haves for Winter Survival – shout out your favorite brand or stores or favorite items

Be sure and check out Tanya @ Girlxoxo and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge for their winter survival list!

Winter Survival Shout-Outs

So, I live in the South. And you know- we do get cold weather here- but not cold like up North. Like I tweeted one day about how cold it was- it was here- it was around 25 degrees- and my friend Wesley H (of the way up North area) tweeted back and said “That’s cute that you think 25 degrees is really cold.” So you know.. perspective. But again- I live in the South. I shouldn’t have to deal with colllllllllld weather, chapped hands, etc.

Here’s what makes my winter more bearable:

1. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream: I’m pretty much not allowed to watch QVC (I only sneak a peek every once in awhile!) I saw Josie Maran talking about argan oil and I decided to treat myself the next time I was at Sephora. My hands now feel like butter and I’m having less and less of cracked hands, etc.

2. Lotion. I go through lotion like crazy in the winter. I moisturize in the morning and before bed. Top faves: Bath and Body Works and Philosophy lotions.

3. Lip gloss. I buy so many over the year- I like Burt’s Bees the best!

4. Face oil. In the spring and summer- my face is pretty hydrated ( the humidity helps a lot) But as the humidity dips and I find myself dealing with cold weather and heaters- my cheeks begin to get tight. The Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Oil helps my skin and when the weather takes a turn for the worst (or I know I’m going to be in places where the indoor heaters are kicked up high) I add Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Base– it soothes my cheeks and the green tint hides the redness when I’m chapped/dry.

5. Cozy blankets, hot chocolate, and a good book or movie. When I’m tired of dealing with the outside- the fleecey coats giving me static electricity- I schedule a lazy day. I curl up with a good warm blanket, I keep my plush houseshoes near by, and the hot chcolate coming. Books, movies, and snacks are consumed.


How do you survive winter?



Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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30 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves: 5 Must Haves for Winter Survival

  1. Everything you mentioned sounds great! I also have a really warm nightgown made of soft, heavy fleece….like wearing a warm comfy blanket! I put quite a few miles on my snow boot in the winter too!

  2. Oh my gosh, I’ve seen Josie Moran on QVC and wondered if it could be that great 🙂 Next time I see it I’ll orders some because I live in the North and my hands are in need of some TLC.

  3. I’m a native Southerner, but have lived in the North for years now. And – I will never ever get used to this kind of cold. Esp the last 2 years when temps of 30 were warm and it often went below 10…and there was snow on the ground for 3 straight months.

    • See all that makes me know I couldn’t cut it up North. I love the idea of snow- even love to play it in when it (infrequently) snows here. But now on the ground for 3 months- OVER IT.

  4. Burt’s Bees is everything! I use the lip balm (pomegranate is my fave), the hand salve, the cuticle cream, and hand cream. It’s ah-mazing stuff. Last year for Christmas I gave my sister a big mason jar full of Burt’s Bees products and she stopped Christmas to start applying everything lol.

  5. I watch QVC occasionally. I’ve been curious about Argan oil. I think I will try it sometime. I’m originally from the North where winters are freezing at times. However, now living in VA, the slightest drop in temperate below 60 degrees feels cold to me.

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