Update: This giveaway is now over – congratulations to Maritess S!

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Ugh. This winter is killingggg me. We’ve been stuck in a cold snap for so long that I don’t remember what 0 degrees feels like anymore. Of course, thanks to the cold, everything is unbelievably dry. My skin is dried out, breaking out and freaking out. My hair doesn’t want to behave. My body is flaky (gross, I know). I am, quite frankly, over winter.

Another big issue that many deal with when the winter weather hits? Cold sores. Not the most glamorous topic, I know, but one that I’m sure affects many of you. This time of year is especially troublesome for cold sore-sufferers as some of the main triggers for them include dry/cracked lips, colds, respiratory problems & fever and cold weather/wind. Not exactly the best season if you want to avoid an outbreak from popping up.

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Cold sores are definitely not something that anyone wants to deal with; they’re painful, can be difficult to get rid of, and can be embarrassing/stressful for the person affected by them. Luckily, there’s a new solution that can make dealing with them less of a chore. Lipivir, a non-prescription treatment, recently made its way to Canada and is changing the way sufferers deal with cold sores.

This lip gel was created to help reduce the frequency of cold sores. It uses a mixture of polyethylene glycols that stops cold sore triggers from infecting the area and actually producing a cold sore. It was designed to be applied twice daily (in the morning and before bed) to prevent future outbreaks. Once it’s been applied, you’re also free to wear makeup over top! Just give it 5 minutes to absorb.

Have you been dealing with outbreaks? I’ve teamed up with Lipivir for a giveaway that will probably make you a little happier. We’re giving away a tube of Lipivir to prevent future outbreaks and a $50 Sephora gift card that you can use to pick up a gorgeous new lip colour to wear over top.

To enter to win, comment below and let me know which lippy you would choose to show off once you’re cold sore free!

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Giveaway ends 01/15/2018 at 11:59 pm est – good luck!

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It’s officially cold here. The temperature has dropped, the dryness and harshness of the weather is killing my skin, and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate (and maybe a little Amarula) and watch one of the 30 romantic Christmas movies I have PVRed and lined up in my Netflix queue.

If this sounds like you too, you’re going to love this post because I’m sharing my cozy winter must-haves – the items that I’m counting on to keep me snuggled up and feeling warm this season.

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This time of year, you’re likely to find me binge-watching Netflix while curled up in a blanket – this one, to be exact, as of late: Pinzon Velvet Plush Throw Blanket. Curl up, share if you’re feeling nice, and settle in for the deep chill.

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Another thing that’s been helping to keep me occupied (when I need a break from Netflix, that is) is my new Kindle Paperwhite b. I picked it up on Black Friday, and luckily for you, it’s on sale for $99 again. I’ve loaded it up with a ton of great books that will get me through my hibernation period and it fits nicely inside my purse for those rare days when I feel like venturing out in the snow.

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Of course, there’s nothing worse than getting up from the couch and stepping on the cold floor. A pair of comfy Memory Foam Slippers like these ones, which carry a fantastic price tag, is exactly what you need to keep your feet warm and cozy.

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As I mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a tasty, spiked hot chocolate when it gets cold out. This S’Mores Hot Chocolate certainly fits the bill. Bonus if you throw some mini marshmallows on top. I’ve been having a hell of a hard time finding a store that has them in stock though, so if you have a lead please let this girl know.

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Since you’ve got the hot chocolate ready to go, you need a cute, Instagram-worthy mug to pour it into. How about this Cute Cat Mug?

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And for the ultimate in comfiness, grab a sweater you can wrap yourself up in. There’s nothing worse than getting up from your couch-coma and freezing your lil butt off. This one will take care of it for you.

What else do you include in your cozy winter must-haves?

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Pinzon Velvet Plush Throw
Blanket Wrap
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Memory Foam Slippers
Kindle Paperwhite
Pinzon Velvet Plush Throw
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Take care of your skin in the winter with these products!

Guys. Winter is coming. The cold weather can be harsh on your skin, so today I’m sharing my winter skincare routine and the products that I’m going to be using during the colder months to keep my skin in good shape!

I like to stick to products that are going to be gentle on my skin while providing great moisture – skin tends to dry out during the colder months, so it’s important to stay hydrated! I like to kick things off by removing my makeup with Chanel Le Bi-Phase Visage face makeup remover. It quickly removes all of my makeup before I cleanse, so I can make sure everything comes off. I follow up with a quick clean using Consonant’s Natural Foaming Face Wash (all natural AND Canadian!) with my Clarisonic Aria (if you haven’t tried Clarisonic yet, add it to your wish list – your skin will thank you!).

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Afterwards, it’s time to treat and hydrate. I start off by applying a few drops of Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir, which helps to brighten and plump the skin, then Bioderma Hydrabio Creme to boost my hydration levels. Finally, a few dabs of Kat Burki Complete B Eye Creme Complex (at Murale) under the eyes helps to soften the skin around them and perk the undereye area up.

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What products do you like to use in the colder months? What’s your winter skincare routine?


Disclaimer: This post may contain PR samples for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

For today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway, I wanted to take some time to remind you to take care of yourself this season – I know it’s a hectic time and we don’t always remember to do so.  That’s why today’s giveaway is all about giving your skin some TLC with Neostrata.

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As one of the leaders in at home skincare, Neostrata knows how important it is to take good care of your skin.  I’ve got a collection of products that are perfect for fighting off dryness and boosting radiance during this busy (and cold) time of year to give to one of you so you can keep looking your best throughout the holidays.  This set of skincare superheroes includes the following:

AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Cream – this cream will provide a deep moisturizing experience for your skin, so that it can stay smooth and soft even when the weather isn’t playing nice.  And hey, we all know how easy it is to have a few cocktails at a holiday party which will leave your skin feeling dehydrated – this cream will be your new best friend in a season filled with parties!

Moisture Infusion 24 Hr Hydrating Serum – the perfect companion to the AquaYouth Cream – apply this serum before the night cream for intense hydration!

Anti-Aging Eye Cream Fruit Stem Cells – This Eye Cream packs a double punch – it not only helps to fight wrinkles, but it reduces dark circles and puffiness.  Late nights wrapping presents – or partying – can be hidden with the help of this eye cream!

Skin Resurfacing Duo, Night Repair Cream & Vitamin C concentrate – now that you’ve got the moisture problem taken care of, it’s time to brighten your skin and return some radiance with these three products.  The Skin Resurfacing Duo is hands down one of my favourite Neostrata products.  It’s essentially at-home microdermabrasion and leaves your skin feeling unbelievably smooth and healthy.  After this, the Night Repair Cream and Vitamin C Concentrate work so well together to help boost the brilliance of your skin.

In need of perfect skin this winter?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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