Staying Moisturized

Friday, January 24, 2014

While being on a nice little vacation with my boyfriend and two of our other friends, my skin became incredibly dry. I assume it was due to the slight change in the weather and water, but it made me feel as if I had never touched lotion in my life. Thankfully, I packed a couple of items that saved the day and kept me sane.

HANDS + FEET • L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Hand Cream ($28)
I have tried the Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream, but L'Occitane's works ten times better. It moisturizes so nicely without being greasy and doesn't have an overbearing scent. This stuff comes at a hefty price, but it works wonders and will last for quite some time (it's 5.2 oz!). If you sit in front of your heater all winter long, you're going to want the foot cream in your stash immediately! If you're not willing to spend that much before trying it, Sephora has a smaller version of the hand cream for $12.

CUTICLES • Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ($6)
As I mentioned in my "Habits I Need To Break", my cuticles are disastrous. Thankfully, this cuticle cream is a life saver and is AWESOME at keeping my cuticles moisturized. When my cuticles are moisturized, I don't peel. This cuticle cream + my fingers = happy Amaris.

LIPS • Blistex Lip Medex ($1)
If I was going to be trapped on an island and only allowed one thing to bring, it would be Blistex. I cannot express my love for Blistex enough (and I guarantee you I'll be doing it tons more in the future!)

BODY • Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in Secret Wonderland ($11)
I love slathering this scent all over my legs after a nice shower or in the morning before I head out. These are surprisingly very moisturizing, but can be scent-heavy. I also like Bali Mango and Wild Berry Tulips :)

FACEOlay Complete All Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($9)
Although the SPF gets me a little oily, it's nothing a little powder can't fix. I have been using this lotion for over seven years now and my skin rarely breaks out or sprouts a pimple.

HAIR • It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask ($19)
Although I stated that this was nothing special to me in this post three weeks ago, I have changed my mind. My hair has felt significantly more dry after returning to my Dove conditioner and I find myself wanting to use this hair mask because of the moisture it provides. The ends of my hair are holding up pretty nicely, which makes it a lot easier for me to grow it out!

Even if you're not traveling, these are still great for chilly and dry days. What products are you using to stay moisturized this winter?

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  1. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's great!

    loved this post, looking forward to your next one! :)


  2. Great items to keep moisturized! I love using blistex for my lips :D

  3. I love olay :)

  4. I've heard so many great things about everything from It's a 10 that I want to try all of their products!! I love Burt's Bees and Blistex!! Glad these products saved your skin while you were away!
    Sincerely, Sara

  5. Yes, I am all about moisturizing, especially in the winter when my skin is extra dry. I love the L'Occitane hand creams!