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Best of the Balms

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Winter can wreak havoc on skin, leaving you with a dry, chapped mess, instead of the dewy, glowing visage you're used to. This is the part where I tell you that you need to incorporate a balm into your routine. Now, you have some options. You could go for a cleansing balm, which luxuriously melts off makeup and dirt, leaving you both cleansed and moisturized. Or, you could opt for a leave-on balm for extra protection against the oh-so drying winter air (indoors and out). I say, why not go for both? These are my tried and true faves. 

Apply the cleansing balm to dry or wet skin (I prefer dry) and massage in gentle, circular motions. Splash off with warm water and gently pat skin dry before continuing with regular routine. Use the moisturizing balm to seal in moisture as a last step at night or over makeup during the day. This product is particularly effective at helping to heal and conceal dry and flaky noses that have seen one too many tissues. The Darphin price tag is well worth it and the Boots price point is a crazy steal!

Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood $45 | Boots Botanics Organic Super Balm $9

Weather Boots

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I know no one is super excited about all this wintry weather but I have some good news: snow boots get more and more stylish each year. I realize those ubiquitous shearling boots are uber comfy BUT they're sloppy, stinky (at least mine were --- TMI?) and they do not hold up to wet weather. Upgrade with some of these more polished, and frankly, much cooler, options.

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Cozy Weekend

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Well, we've had our first official snowfall here in the Heartland. It's time to break out the parkas, warm boots and mittens. I'm not as excited this year as I normally am -- perhaps last year's Polar Vortex is to blame...

Winter dressing is all about smart, warm layers. Here's how to stay cozy this weekend without looking like a marshmallow.