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Winter Beauty Essentials

Have you guys heard about Vine? If you haven’t, you absolutely need to check it out. Think of it like Instagram but with short 6 second video clips. You can make stop motion videos or just show off little snippets of your day. Yesterday I posted a video showcasing some of my favorite beauty products and I thought I’d share them with you, too. I’ve posted about beauty essentials more than once, so I thought a quick update on a few of the products I am using and loving was in order. Do you have any winter beauty essentials you can’t live without? I’m a product junkie so I’d love to hear what you’re loving! (Oh and if you join Vine, be sure to find me! My username is Cyd Converse.)

Winter Beauty Essentials from The Sweetest Occasion

1: Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Cream. I started using this moisturizer a couple of weeks ago. The oil-free version is perfect for my combination skin, but the formula is deeply moisturizing for my cheeks, which get super dry this time of year. So far it’s a win!

2: Lips in Macaroon. I love bright pink lips in the winter when you need an added burst of color and sunshine. I don’t typically wear lipstick, I’m more of a gloss girl, but this winter I’ve been trying to play around more with a bold colored lip.

3: Minted Rosebud Lip Balm. Guys, I am so hooked on this stuff. I keep one next to my bed and another stashed in my purse. It’s great for a little boost of shine or when your lips just need a little extra buffer between them and the cold winter air.

4: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This stuff is my wonder cream. The corners of my eyes get really dry and I love how deeply moisturizing this is, while still being light enough to wear day or night.

5: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen. I try to be good about wearing sunscreen even in the winter. It doesn’t happen every day, but I love this stuff for it’s super lightweight formula that doesn’t make me feel greasy.

6: Nyx Mega Shine Lig Gloss. I own this lip gloss in a few different shades. I love that it’s affordable and it looks great either alone or paired over a richer lip color.

7: Essie Armed + Ready Nail Polish. I chose this dark gray shade with just a subtle hint of gold shimmer for the first time at my pre-Alt manicure. I am officially obsessed with this color and am pleasantly surprised to find that I really love how the dark gray looks on my hands. (I’m usually pretty wary of unusual nail colors.)

8: Tarte Cheek Stain. Again, blush is new territory for me, but in the winter I find that powder blush does not work on my skin because it’s usually so dry. Tarte’s cheek stains are a great alternative, making for a dewy finish. I love the color Blissful!

9: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo + Conditioner. The smell of this stuff was enough to make me a believer, but it’s also really great for my super soft and rather fine hair. It keeps it from getting weighed down and helps prevent winter static, too!

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Wednesday 30th of January 2013

You and I are the same on that one, Brianne! It's really only in the last year or so that I've started to experiment more and try to find products that really work for me. I won't lie, I always ask one of my girlfriends with amazing skin for recommendations and I watch YouTube videos! lol


Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Booo vine (not available on android), but YAY makeup tips. I think makeup companies should invest more in bloggers because I know so little about most of it that I will literally buy just about anything I see posted on a blog. Can't wait to check out some of these.


Wednesday 30th of January 2013

I swear by Neutrogena sunscreen. It feels more like a high quality moisturizer than a sunscreen—definitely not oily, in fact I think it improves the look of your skin!


Thursday 31st of January 2013

Agreed, Caitlin! I always used to buy cheap stuff, but for the price I really think the Neutrogena sunscreen is amazing.

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