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Five Cold Weather Skincare Mistakes To Avoid

Five Cold Weather Skincare Mistakes To Avoid


It's November, and cold-weather months are just around the corner! If you're from a part of the world that experiences freezing cold temperatures, you know that the change in climate can wreck havoc on otherwise happy skin. Today I'm sharing the biggest skincare mistakes to avoid this winter, and hope it helps prepare you and your skin for the frigid temps ahead!


Mistake Number 1: Skipping Your Humidifier

The biggest complaint people have about their skin in the colder months is dry, itchy and sometimes even cracking skin, which is caused from the lack of moisture in the air. Adding a humidifier to your winter routine is a great way to combat the dryness. You can even just keep it running in your bedroom at night - that's enough to make a world of difference.

Mistake Number 2: Continuing With Your Usual Skincare Routine

Since your skin is begging for extra moisture this time of year, your normal skincare routine just isn't going to cut it! Adding a moisture-rich face wash, like this Luminous Cleanser Balm, will help keep your face clean and clear, and will also replenish moisture to your skin. By the way, as someone with combination skin I always used to confuse moisture with oil. This face wash won't add oil to your skin, if you're worried about that like me. It's just gentle and doesn't strip your skin like other cleansers. Every evening before bed, I also add this Hydralift Moisturizer. It feels super light going on, but true to its name, this cream packs a much-needed moisture punch. This cream is powered with hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture from the air and seals it into the skin. It doesn't get better than that!


Mistake Number 3: Taking Hot Showers and Baths

Oh man, this one is so hard for me! I love soaking in a hot bath with a nice glass of wine after a long day. How do you know it's too hot? If you start to sweat at all, it's too warm. Another trick is to use a body oil like coconut oil on your skin before stepping into the warm water. This helps to create a protective barrier for your skin.


Mistake Number 4: Forgetting To Drink Water

This is the skincare mistake that I'm most guilty of! In the summer months when it's hot, it's a lot easier for me to remember that I need to hydrate myself. But in the winter I'm way more likely to forget. If you're dehydrated, your skin will pay a high price. If you're noticing that your lips are chapped, for example, that's a key sign that you need to up your water game. I like to sip on hot cups of herbal tea while I work, and also keep a water bottle with me in the car. If your lips are already chapped, try this Smooth Beauty Balm to remedy the situation fast. I keep this on my bedside table and rub a little in at night, waking up to happy lips every morning! Also if you or anyone in your family gets dry skin around their nose from those pesky winter sniffles, I've heard this balm works wonders! 



Mistake Number Five: Neglecting Your Body Cream

I actually don't use any body creams or lotions most of the year, unless I notice that my skin is feeling a little dry or right after I shave my legs. But in the winter months, added moisture to all of my skin is a major must. I can actually tell when it's time to make the switch, because my hands will start to get dry and flaky. No good! I love this Lavish Body Cream because a little goes a long way, and I know it will last me the whole season. Also it smells like a lemon cupcake. I'm all for any added bonuses!


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Kirsten Bell
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The Biggest Secret To Wearing Dresses All Year Long

The Biggest Secret To Wearing Dresses All Year Long


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We're over halfway through October now, and there's no doubt that we're full into fall, and full into cooler temps! Often the change of season inspires people to switch out their dresses for sweaters and pants, but you certainly don't have to! So don't hang up our dresses quite yet - today I'm sharing how I wear my dresses through all four seasons.


The biggest secret to wearing dresses year-round without freezing, is tights! If you've never tried this trick before, you might be rolling your eyes. But not only do tights allow you dress up your outfit with new colors and textures (like these fun burgundy ones!), they also provide an astonishing layer of warmth!



There are of course about a million different pairs of tights out there, all of which vary in thickness and therefore warmth. I love these tights for fall, because they're thin enough to wear under practically any dress, but thick enough to keep my legs toasty warm! The Goldilocks of tights!


If you're ready to hold on to your dresses and style them up for fall, I've rounded up some of my favorites below! 

These classic black tights are designed specifically for cold weather, and keeping warmth in! 


How beautiful are these lace tights? I love how feminine they are! They probably wouldn't keep you warm in sub-zero temps, but I might be willing to risk it for Christmas Eve!

The total winter tight winner? These fleece lined tights! They're sure to keep you super warm and cozy all winter long!


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Kirsten Bell
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Three Ways to Style a Blanket Scarf

Three Ways to Style a Blanket Scarf


Outfit Details: Tartan blanket scarf, J.Crew Sweater (similar here), Pleated Skirt (old, similar here), Burgandy Tieks, also seen here.

Now that we're halfway through October, the days are starting to have that crisp, fall chill to them. So what does that mean? Time to pull out the scarves! I love dressing up my look with scarves - I feel like it brings the whole ensemble together.

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Kirsten Bell
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My Easy Nighttime Skincare Routine

My Easy Nighttime Skincare Routine


I love the phrase that the best makeup is skincare. It's so true! How many make up products do we use to cover up skin issues? Dark circles under our eyes, acne, the list goes on! Lately I've been really focusing on dialing in my skincare. I'm approaching the last year of my twenties, and I know that taking care of my skin will only become increasingly important.

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Kirsten Bell
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Fall Coats For Every Budget

Fall Coats For Every Budget



Who else is ready for colder weather?? We're just starting to get rainy fall days in Washington, and those crisp fall days are just around the corner - I can feel it! I'm starting to organize my fall wardrobe, and today am sharing with you some of my favorite coats for every budget. From budget choices to more expensive investment options, I hope this helps you find the perfect coat for the season!

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Kirsten Bell
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Apple Picking in Greenbluff

Apple Picking in Greenbluff




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I can't do fall without a trip to the apple orchard, so last weekend we drove up to Greenbluff for an afternoon of autumn fun! I always have a list of things I want to do each season, but it seems like unless I specially plan them, time flies and before I know it, it's over! So this year I'm determined to check off every item on my list, starting with apple picking!

There are a ton of apple orchards in the area, which made choosing one kind of tricky! Luckily I stumbled upon Hidden Acres Orchard, which still had plenty of apples and even a few early pumpkins!

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Kirsten Bell
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Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch




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A few weeks ago we left Charlotte with her grandparents for the weekend, and celebrated our second anniversary. As hard as it was to leave Charlotte behind, it was so nice to have some one-on-one time and also stay out past 7 pm (woot woot!). On the agenda? Dinner and drinks, coffee in bed, Sunday brunch, and massages! Such luxury!

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Kirsten Bell
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My Favorite Things: Make Up Edition

My Favorite Things: Make Up Edition



Finding my makeup basics has taken me a few years and a lotttt of experimentation. I started wearing makeup in high school, but honestly had no idea what I was doing and figured it out by trial and error. Oh, so much error. There are so many products out there, and it can be so overwhelming! My main take away? If you want a quality look, you need a quality product. Of course we all have varying budgets we can and want to spend on things like makeup. For me personally, quality makeup is an investment!

I definitely don't wear makeup every day - I often like to take a few days a week to focus solely on my skin. When I do wear makeup though, these are my tried and true, go-to products that I swear by!

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Kirsten Bell
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My Favorite Things: Rose Edition

My Favorite Things: Rose Edition




This is the first post in my Favorite Things blog series, and I'm so excited to expand the blog and start introducing some new content! As a thank you to those of you who are following along on this journey with me, I'm giving away one featured product every month to a lucky subscriber. The winner is announced at the bottom of the post - make sure to check if it's you!

If you know me or have been following the blog for a while, you know that I love all things roses! They're such a beautiful flower, and their scent is so light and fresh. Every once in a while I come across a rose scented product that smells old and stuffy, which is such a shame! I much prefer my products to smell like the actual flower from a garden. If you have this same preference then you will love every product on this list!

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Kirsten Bell
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