My Winter Essentials

The CHILLY CHILLY part of winter is approaching us, and I find myself repeatedly using some items or I keep telling myself to buy them, so I’ll share those things here!

To Keep Warm 

Nordstrom Rack Just Jamie Wrap

This is 61% off right now! Making this cozy and huge wrap/scarf under $13!

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Old Navy Sweater Knit Scarf

This scarf is so soft and cozy and FIVE DOLLARS on their website right now!

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Smoky Grey Sherpa Pullover

Sherpa’s are so in and for good reason. They are cozy, soft, and they keep you SOSO warm. This one is only $26. That’s the cheapest I have found from a good and trusting brand!

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Revlon Ulta HD Matte Lipcolor

If you are looking for an affordable, long-lasting, color that will actually stay on all day, I have become your new best friend. This stuff is THE BEST long-lasting, moisturizing lip color I have EVER used. You can buy it anywhere and I promise you, you will LOVE it. People ask me what lip color I am wearing, and this is mostly -likely the answer I have given them. This is the only long-lasting lip color I have used for months now. Including nudes AND reds!

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Hempz Lotion

I have been using Hempz since high school! I have super dry skin & this lotion really is just so moisturizing and the difference scents that they offer are all so good smelling! & right now at Target, they are selling it for only $14! It’s usually around $24!

Fun fact: Hempz is the #1 recommended lotion to use after tanning!

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Kopari Lip Glossy

Kopari is becoming one of my favorite skin-care brands. They are cruelty-free and their products WORK. I’ve talked about this lip glossy more times than I can remember and in my Favorite Everyday Make-up Products, but it really is the best thing that has ever happened for my lips! Right now, Kopari is offering free shipping on orders over $30 if you want to gie them a try! AND I just found out that this lip glossy also comes in tinted shades too!

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CeraVe Moisturizor

I always talk about how I battle with adult acne and how dry my skin is, and ever since I started using this stuff, my skin has had so many less problems with dryness and clogged pores! Especially in the winter! You can get this stuff anywhere!

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Dermideli Pumpkin Serum

I have also talked about this product before as well in my November Ipsy Bag Review, but this is definetly my go-to face oil in the winter. It is SO HYDRATING. Right now, I put it on before bed and before I apply my moisturizor for the night, and I mix it in with my Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation and I don’t dry up all day!


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Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis

So I just started reading this book, and this will totally be my winter read. If you’re into feeling freaking awesome about yourself, buy it or rent it and give it a read! Or ask me to borrow it after I’m done!

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Oat Milk Latte

I don’t have a website for this one, but if you’re in the Hickory Hills area, check out Strange Brew Cafe in Palos Hills right across the street from Green Hills Library!

They offer oat milk there and it is seriously so so good!

OR if there is a coffee shop that offers oat milk, get your next drink made with it and thank me later!


That’s all for me folks! I hope you found something new to try here! Let me know your thoughts and have a great holiday!!


Stay curious & kind



Gifts That Give Back

So it was basically 50/50 when it came to picking either “Gifts That Give Back” or “20 under $20” so I’m gonna do both!

I decided to do this one first becuase, truthfully, I find companies like this to be inspiring!

So here are som companies that give back somehow after a purchase!

Let me know what you think!

  • Diff Eyewear


“Since day one, DIFF made a promise that for every pair of sunglasses sold, we will donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need.”



  • Pela Cases


Did you know there are more than 1 BILLION plasticphone cases sold EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR?

Pela is the World’s First 100% Compostable Phone Case

With every purchase, they are donating to worthwhile causes that keep our oceans and coastlines clean and healthy!



  • ONEHOPE Wine


I was pretty excited about this for obvious reasons.

With every purchase, ONEHOPE Wine donates to  Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism. (Bottles purchased so far have supported over 3,417 hours of treatment.)



  • LUSH Charity Pot


              Minus taxes, every penny of this sweet moisturizer — made with hydrating cocoa butter and soothing shea butter — is donated to organizations focused on environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights.



  • MUDLove Hanging Planter


Your purchase provided a week’s worth of clean water to a family in the Central African Republic.



  • Love Your Melon


The Love Your Melon Fund is powered by The Giving Back Fund to maximize our impact in the lives of children battling cancer. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support our nonprofit partners, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable programming initiatives. Our nonprofit partners work in the field of pediatric oncology and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer.



  • Yoobi Planner


Through a partnership with the Kids in Need Foundation and the company’s network of resource centers, YOOBI classroom packs are distributed to schools in high-need areas all across the country. For every Yoobi item purchased, we will donate a school supply item to a classroom in need right here in the U.S.



  • Sprout Pencils


Sprout make plantable pencils. Yep, you read that correctly! Once you’re done using the pencil, you can plant it and watch it grow into herbs or flowers. You can even customize the pencils to say whatever you want.



  • Final Straw


Plastic, especially plastic straws, have been on the outs as more people realize the environmental impact. That’s why this company is on a mission to create less waste in the world with a straw that will “last you a lifetime.” The compact, collapsible stainless-steel straw even comes with a carrying case you can clip right onto your key chain.



  • Grounds and Hounds Coffee


20% of all Grounds & Hounds proceeds that are donated to animal rescue partners around the country.



  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser




Wash away your worries with Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser, a one-step face wash that cleanses, tones, and hydrates. The beauty brand supports community-based mental health efforts by donating 1% of all USA net product profits to charity. The brand is also known to launch capsule beauty collections to support the Rainforest Foundation and Look Good Feel Better.


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If you’re interested in seeing other gift ideas, check out my post 20 Gifts She’ll Love!

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Thanks so much friends!

Stay curious & kind,