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The weather is getting colder, and all I want to do is snuggle up with cozy comfy clothes and lounge indoors; a tasty hot beverage in my hand wouldn’t hurt either! Luckily, I have ideas aplenty to share with you so we can all get through another blistery cold winter feeling fabulous. Everything in this curated collection for winter is dedicated to self-care for women who are braving the cold weather to stay fit, get to work, go to fun holiday parties, and get ready to celebrate the holidays feeling pretty and relaxed!
If you are looking for ideas for snuggly clothes that look amazing on you, and products to ease the blah-ness of winter (think dry skin and cold sores), then read on, my friend!
Trying on my Alternative Apparel for the first time was like putting on a favorite blanket to wear, because both pieces were so utterly soft and cozy. I love my Washed-Terry Champ Sweatshirt and Cropped Waffle-Knit Tee so much, I don’t want to take them off! Both are soo, so perfect for beating the winter-time blues. The Washed-Terry Champ Sweatshirt is surprisingly feminine, lightweight, and warm. It’s 100% cotton and made from French Terry, very gently textured, and the soft structure keeps it from looking at all bulky- it’s so flattering! It’s hard to take off when it’s time for bed, so I find myself falling asleep in my snuggly cotton sweatshirt. It’s available in other colors here.
The Cropped Waffle-Knit Tee lets me recreate my own pinterest-worthy moment of relaxing with a large mug of some hot beverage while wearing a roomy-fitting, cropped thermal tee and sitting on a large lounge chair or bed. It’s thermal for winter, and can be layered for extra warmth or worn on its own year round- a gorgeous wardrobe staple! The waffle-knit tee is 50% cotton and 50% polyester, made from Vintage Thermal, and the combination of the waffle texture and the cropped length make it super on-trend, a perfect match with high waisted jeans. Find them both at Bloomingdale’s– they will probably be the only new tops you need to add to your wardrobe to get you through the winter this year. Alternative Apparel are eco-friendly, with a goal of responsibly dressing us all in one-of-a-kind pieces that will become our new favorites.
Ginger Chews and Ginger Honey Crystals from Prince of Peace
There is something about ginger that always makes me feel better when I’m feeling icky, nauseous, tired, or just have a bit of a headache. Ginger also had great healthy benefits like being an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, so I keep Prince of Peace Ginger Chews and Ginger Honey Crystals from around when I’m in the mood for something to chew on or a drink to make me feel toasty. Original Ginger Chews are soft and chewy, and during work it’s a good thing to keep on my desk to avoid high-calorie snacking but still enjoy something flavorful. They are both sweet and spicy, and made with all natural ingredients. Ginger Honey Crystals are my home thing, a drink I brew up as soon as I walk in the door to warm up! This #POPGinger tea contains both ginger and honey, and smells so good! They offer a variety of other flavors as well, safe for anyone (even pregnant women) to enjoy.
Campho-Phenique® Cold Sore Treatment
I get cold-sores (I think most people have had at least one at some point in their life) and in addition to the non-prettiness of a cold sore, there is the added annoyance if the itchiness of it, and sometimes pain. Campho-Phenique® Cold Sore Treatment is a cold sore medicine that helps reduce the span of time cold sores last, and makes them less uncomfortable while you have them because of the strong analgesic ingredient. In fact, Campho-Phenique Cold Sore Treatment has the maximum concentrations of both active phenol and camphor ingredients (the analgesic to soothe pain and itching, and the antiseptic to prevent secondary infection). The clear gel absorbs quickly so you can’t see it, and it’s over-the-counter, making it one of the most accessible cold sore remedies. I keep one in each bathroom medicine cabinet for convenience, and one in my purse too. There is always a coupon available on their site (via coupons.com) so make sure to grab one to save!
Hanes ComfortSoft EcoSmart Sweats and Full-Zip Hoodie
Comfort can never be over-estimated, so looking forward to wearing cozy, comfy clothes from head-to-toe during the winter make it almost a season I look forward to. Hanes ComfortSoft™ EcoSmart® Sweats makes some of the most homey-feeling, happy-making apparel products, and it’s Hanes Ecosmart, so it’s not only soft and warm, but sustainable too (they were awarded their 10th consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner award).
Almost 90% of homes have Hanes products somewhere, and my Women’s Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt and Women’s Cinch Bottom Leg Sweatpants let me bring that luxurious feelings of relaxing into my clothes everywhere I go. A large part of my day is spent running around, driving around, carrying things, and moving things, and I love wearing a great pair of sweatpants on those days. My go-to when I run out is to grab my hoodie sweatshirt, and it really keeps me super warm- love!
ORMEDIC Beauty from IMAGE Skincare
One of the most difficult beauty struggles for me during the winter is dry skin- severely dry skin. The skin on my hands might even crack and bleed if I don’t stay very hydrated and slather them often with lotion, and this makes finding skincare that will cleanse my skin without drying it out further very difficult. Luckily, ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser and ORMEDIC balancing gel polisher from IMAGE Skincare are mild gel cleansers that very gently foam away dirt and impurities without dehydrating my skin. In fact, they leave my skin feeling softer, and looking fresh and clean.
The ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser contains nourishing aloe vera and botanical extracts to soothe my very delicate facial skin, and leaves behind a lovely satiny texture. The gel polisher refines my skin with natural enzymes and powders from pomegranate and olive pits, leaving my skin looking radiant and feeling soft. The natural alpha hydroxy acids from caviar lime extract help brighten my skin as well, and both the physicia-formulated products, the facial cleanser and the gel polisher, have a light, fresh scent. Neither dry my skin or leave it feeling tight or uncomfortable, so I’m not worried about the skin on my face this year- it’s taken care of (and of course, I still wear SPF year round).
It’s important to develop healthy winter habits to boost our moods and immune system, and feel good about ourselves so we feel energized throughout our days. Short winter days can be so depressing, and the cold weather so limiting, making self-care this time of year pretty much mandatory for our well-being. A perfect day for me now is wearing my Alternate Apparel Cropped Thermal Tee with my Hanes EcoSmart Sweatpants, and sipping on some Prince of Peace Ginger Honey Crystals tea…. dreamy ♥︎