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Beauty: Winter Essentials Haul

12:00:00 AM Arianne 5 Comments

Winter means surely, you can forgive me for not following my spending ban ;) I just realized I wasn't able to take photos of all the items I've purchased. The photos above are from the video accompanying this post. Bad blogger. I'll talk about the products, but you'll have to watch the video to see the clothing :)

As you can see above, I got a pink stocking. I specifically looked for it because I wanted to stand out and also I wanted something that defined me. Pink was the perfect color.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula - I was not the biggest fan of cocoa scent, until this product. The occupational therapist that I'm seeing for my tendonitis uses it when she massages my arms and hands. Absolutely amazing. It's so moisturizing, my dry skin seemed like it never existed.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream - Kukui Nut - I love the smell of this because it's very subtle. It also has a bit of cocoa which makes me love it even more. The smell doesn't last, but I'm okay with that. It's moisturizing and so creamy, but not as good as Palmer's. This was also more expensive. Nonetheless, I recommend them both :)

Alba Botanica Lip Balm in Passion Fruit Nectar - I absolutely love this lip balm. I seriously think Alba Botanica needs to sponsor me very soon. *wink* This is one of the best lip balms I've ever tried. It's actually a few scents cheaper than Burt's Bees!

Not Your Mother's Knotty to Nice - This is a leave-in conditioner. I think it works, but don't take my word for it. One thing I don't like about it is the strong scent. Whew! It could knock someone out, methinks.

Alba Botanica Good and Clean Dual Textured Exfoliating Wipes - My skin has been quite sensitive during the colder months and the Hawaiian line was not doing me any good. My face stings when I use products with pineapple enzyme. Now, I have to limit which product I use and mix it up a bit. I don't mind coz it means I get to try a new awesome Alba Botanica product!

That's all the products I've purchased. As I've said in the beginning of this post, you'll have to watch the video to see what the sweaters (jumper) look like :)

What are your winter essentials?



  1. Loved that haul, I will most definitely be going out to get some of those items ASAP!

    1. let me know how you like them and send me a link if you do a haul!

  2. Amazing haul doll and I love your pink stocking - great choice! x

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  3. I might have to look into that Palmer's cream, hate dry skin. Love the jumpers you brought :) xx

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