Winter Essentials 2018

Throughout the winter I have been trying a ton of new products across the field and I’m super excited to share the five products that I now swear by.  From my favorite hand cream to my favorite coffee topping, here are my winter essentials 2018!

  1. L’Occitante and Bath & Body Works Hand Cream

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The cold and dry winter air always makes my hands extremely dry and cracked.  This year I have found two incredible hand creams that have made my life so much better.  The first is by a French company called L’Occitane en Provence and the product is their dry skin hand crème.  The crème is 20% shea butter and is great for targeting specific areas such as your knuckles.  The second is Bath & Body Works’ pocket sized shea butter hand cream.  Bath and Body Works is an oldie but a goodie.  I purchased ‘sorry I’m latte’ and it’s a lovely vanilla scent.  This is a great cream to keep in your purse or backpack for on-the-go crises.

  1. Yogi Healthy Skin Tea

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I have always been a huge tea fan and I love trying new teas all year round.  The Yogi brand tends to have a large variety of teas so I decided to try a new one.  I went for the cinnamon vanilla healthy skin tea and I was not disappointed.  The cinnamon vanilla flavor is amazing and the fact that it supports healthy skin is an added bonus.  Whether you’re a traditional tea lover or haven’t found the tea for you, I would highly recommend trying this Yogi flavor.

  1. Emergen-C

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In past years, I’ve heard people rave about Emergen-C and how effective it is but this was the first year that I actually tried it myself.  I can honestly tell you, I now swear by this.  Being in my first year of college, there are sick students around me 24/7.  Throughout the winter I mix one packet of Emergen-C in my water bottle every other day and if I come in contact with someone that’s sick, I do a packet a day for about 3 days.  So far, I’ve managed to dodge the flu or any sicknesses this season.  (If the powered packets aren’t your thing, gummies and tablets are also available)

  1. Clinique Moisturizer

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Although I moisturize every other day for the rest of the year, my skin tends to feel drier in the winter and I moisturize every night after I wash my face and do the rest of my nighttime routine.  I have tried a ton of different moisturizers to find the best one for my skin and my favorite has been Clinique’s moisturizing gel.  It leaves my skin feeling hydrated while not leaving behind a heavy weight.  Also, it has a fresh lemony scent which is incredible.

  1. Jordan’s Skinny Syrup Foam Topping

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While I am a tea lover, I am also a huge coffee drinker.  The vanilla latte from Starbucks is my go-to drink but I wanted to find a way to make a quicker and cheaper version at home.  Just recently, I found a french vanilla whipped foam topping from the brand Jordan’s Skinny Syrups.  I add this topping on top of a black cup of coffee and it tastes exactly like a vanilla latte for much cheaper.  Also, the topping is 0 calories and has 0 grams of sugar which is a great added bonus.  Sipping my cup of coffee with this topping is a perfect cozy way to start my winter mornings.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. I need to get me some of that Emergen C! My immune system is awful, as soon as I see someone ill..That’s it, I’ve got it! Great post, thank you! 😊

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    1. Lydia’s Lifestyle Blog says:

      ah yeah I would definitely recommend picking some up next time you see it 🙂 Thank you so much, have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Ohhh I really want to try that tea! Lotion and hydrating products I cannot live without during the winter👍🏻

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    1. Lydia’s Lifestyle Blog says:

      ah yeah I would 10/10 recommend the tea it’s great!! Hydration in the winter is my favorite 🙂

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  3. evelyne says:

    I love how you present your products with your hands in the picture, that’s so cute and personal!

    Yogi Tea has sooo many good flavors! I’ll have to try the vanilla cinnamon one, too!

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    1. Lydia’s Lifestyle Blog says:

      aw thank you so so much ☺️☺️! And ah I would 10/10 recommend it’s great

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  4. I might try out the tea because I love trying new flavours of tea 😊 Love the blog post, Lydia! 😊✨

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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    1. Lydia’s Lifestyle Blog says:

      ah yeah the tea is amazing, thank you so much!!

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  5. kirakiratsu says:

    I definitely need this Vitamin C supplements in my life! Love L’Occitane hand cream it’s a life savior! My winter essential this year is a lip balm (especially Carmex) because my lips tend to become super dry and chapped. Great post!

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    1. Lydia’s Lifestyle Blog says:

      Ah lip balm is definitely an essential!! Thank you so much! 💫

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