Winter Beauty Staples

Now that we’re in January, the winter weather has fully kicked in. It’s cold and dry, and since it’s New England, there are still a solid three months (at least) left of it. But after growing up in Maine – and now living in Boston – I’m used to it, and I know what beauty products are best.

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Winter weather brings cold weather and dry air, so the makeup and hair products you use might change. Check out the products I (a born and raised New Englander) use and swear by.


The makeup that's perfect for the cold and dry winter weather.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette | Urban Decay Setter Spray | Kat Von D Foundation | Urban Decay Setter Spray | Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | ColourPop Dope Taupe Pencil | Lancome Eyeliner (c/o Influenster btw) | Rimmel Eyeliner | NARS The Multiple in Orgasm | Smashbox Foundation Primer


Maple Holistics Shampoo + Conditioner

Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo and Conditioner

Due to my arthritis, I’m on 2 types of chemotherapy (my infusion and another low-dose weekly med), and it changed my hair type. Now, I lose more than the average person and my hair grows back slower. Because of this, I changed the way I manage my hair; I don’t wash it every day (using dry shampoo in between) and I switched to using holistic hair products. This cleans my hair and protects it from any harmful chemicals – other than the ones that I’m already putting in my body, of course.

Maple Holistics is a great brand. They sent me argan oil shampoo and Silk18 conditioner in 2015, and I used every last drop. Their winter blend products are perfect for, well, winter. The Eucalyptus & Mint Shampoo helps prevent frizz, dry scalp, and breakage, among other things. The Natural Winter Blend Hair Conditioner has eighteen amino acids, aloe, and more to treat dry and damaged hair – a common element of winter hair! Get some free samples from Maple Holistics.

What are your winter beauty staples?

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  • Reply Jessica McAlexander

    The shampoo & conditioner sound great! Also – how do you like that Kat Von D foundation? Happy Friday!

    xo, Jessy |

    January 6, 2017 at 10:53 am
    • Reply Kate Mitchell

      They really are! I can’t say enough good things about Maple Holistics. I love the Kat Von D foundation! I picked it up when I was doing some Christmas shopping in December and it’s the perfect combination of great foundation and not-horribly-expensive price (by Sephora standards). I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere between $30 and $40! It’s full coverage without needing to build up layers of it.

      January 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

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