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Sephora Make-Up Brush Set // Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer // Josie Maran’s 100% Argan Oil

This is my second winter living in DC, but for some reason I completely forgot how last year’s winter wreaked havoc on my skin. It wasn’t until I turned on the heat the other day that I immediately remembered how brutal winter can be on everyone’s skin. Hands, feet, face, lips– they’re all affected. When I woke up after the second night with my heat on, I felt like a raisin.

That’s why I’ve compiled 10 tips to combat your winter skin blues. These are tips that worked for me and can hopefully help you too!

1. Drink an insane amount of water. Carry a water bottle with you in your bag to make sure you’re staying hydrated. This is important every day of the year, but especially during the winter time.

2. Moisturize those lippies. I’ve tried tons of different chapsticks, lip balms and lip moisturizers. My favorite has to be Egyptian Magic. You can use Egyptian Magic on your hands and elsewhere, much like how people use Vaseline. I ALWAYS pack a sample-size of Egyptian Magic in my carry-on when I travel. Lauren Conrad mentioned it years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Thanks, LC! 😉

3. Get a non-greasy hand cream. You shouldn’t feel like you have to wash your hands right after you put on a hand cream. Washing your hands strips them of their natural oils and can make dry skin even worse. Finding a non-greasy hand cream is key. During the winter, you should use the cream any time after you wash your hands/take a shower. Tip: Don’t leave these products in your car when it’s hot out. I learned that the hard way. Most of them will get watered down and runny.

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FloralDress7Dress in 2 colors (Here and Here)// Earrings // Necklace // Clutch // Slip // T-Ring (Similar) // Middle Finger Ring (She’s Unique in VA) // Other Rings (Similar) // Shoes // Nail Color // Lip Color

Last night was the Blogger Scene event at Vida Penthouse Pool and Lounge. I loved being on the rooftop of a building in DC surrounded by cabanas and half-naked men in the pool. Ahhh, I felt like– THIS is my element lol. I spoke on the panel and was actually really nervous, but it ended up

 

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FlowerBomb Perfume // Floral Maxi //  ‘Mom’ Necklace // Fitbit // Clarisonic // Mama Tee // Tory Burch Soaps // Candles // YSL Lipstick // Pearl Earrings // Tassel Necklace // Polka Dot Tunic 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and while flowers and a card are always nice, it’s also special to show your mama that you put a little extra thought into her gift this year…and that you didn’t just pick it up on the way to her house this Sunday. 😉 For those of us who are ‘ballin’ on a budget’ it’s tricky to find a gift that doesn’t come off as ‘cheap’. That’s why I came up with this Mother’s Day Gift Guide that won’t break the bank– EVERYTHING IS UNDER $100! I even threw in a couple gift ideas for those of us that have Mother-in-Laws or potential Mother-in-Laws.

On a personal note: I could not be MORE EXCITED that my mother is actually flying into DC for Mother’s Day to spend it with my sister and I (my sis is driving down from NY)! My mom has only been up here once and it was when I first moved a.k.a. we slept on an air mattress. My apartment and friends-situation have both come a long way since then, so I can’t wait to show her my place and have her come brunch with the girls!

I’d love to know if you end up buying something for your mama off my gift guide, so leave a comment below if you do!

Happy Early Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas!

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