Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Mini Guide to Winter Glamour

| "When I first moved to New York I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more." -Carrie Bradshaw |

It's the very first week of 2018, and we are stuck in a blizzard. It's freezing cold, super dry, altogether miserable outside. I might be a little biased, considering I am huddled under three separate blankets as I write this, but that brings me to my next point:

The one thing that has been keeping me motivated to actually remove myself from my heavily blanket-laden bed this past week has been the beauty routine that I've picked up over the winter break. I hate being cold, and I am cold much more often than not. That being said, this season is also the perfect time to experiment with renewing beauty products and load up on all the cozy knits and warm drinks.

I think the most important part of any beauty routine is skin care, and lately my skin has been hating me for living in such frigid, dry temperatures. An occasional charcoal or clay facial mask really helps to clear out the skin (and lately I've learned that some awesome ones can be found for just a few bucks at TJ Maxx!). Beyond that, it's more important than ever to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. I've relied on the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream for over a year now, applying it right after I wash my face. It's so lightweight and refreshing, and it soaks into the skin and starts working immediately. I also spray my face down with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe & Rosewater before I put makeup on (and sometimes after as well). To be honest, I kind of jumped on the rosewater bandwagon without really knowing anything about it, so it used to be something I sprayed on my face for fun. Now whenever I don't use it, I notice my skin is so much more dry and miserable, so I'm really thinking that should tell me something.

My makeup routine as of late has become a bit darker and more dramatic, with a focus on purple tones. I bought the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette years ago and it was never my favorite until recently. There is such a wide array of both lighter and darker pink tones, allowing for light, dreamy eyeshadow as well as smokey eyes. I have been putting darker shades on my lid (something I have never really done, and am loving) and pairing the look with a mauve lip - usually the Jordana lip liner in Rock N Rose, and sometimes the Stila 'Stay All Day' liquid lipstick in the shade Baci. 

One last thing that I have to mention is something that has made my winter routine so much more cozy and glamorous. I received some of the comfiest light pink pajamas for Christmas and I would honestly live in them if I could. Mine are from Aerie and unfortunately I cannot find the match online, but I am linking a few other cute options. One other all-time favorite is my pink Victoria's Secret Satin Kimono - it's virtually impossible to not feel fabulous getting ready in this.

Thanks for reading! Nothing brightens up a dreary season like a little self-care and pampering. 

xx Erin Nicole

1 comment

  1. Your style is so gorgeous, I love your blog! All of the products you featured look so beautiful too :D there is nothing like cosy pink pyjamas in winter to make you feel all cosy! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)


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