5 Favs Friday: Winter Weather Helpers

Did you know that more people click through to read posts that have a number in their titles? I read that somewhere, so I decided to try it for myself.

Actually, I don’t even know if that’s true or if I made it up in my head one day and decided that it sounded like a real fact. Or maybe I just read that little tidbit in about 8,903 blog posts about how to get more people to come visit your blog. Which is kind of DUMB because they manipulated me into coming to THEIR blog by posting about how to catch my own people…

Anyways, back to the point.
Winter sucks.

Everyone is complaining about how incredibly cold it is this winter and every part of me feels the wrath of the cold. Dry skin, hair full of static, a heating bill that makes me piddle my pants a little… all things that cause me to click over to cruise websites and stare at them with longing.

You’re having winter hate fantasies too, right?

So I figured I’d share the 5 things that are helping my body survive the winter:

5 Favs Friday- Winter Weather Helpers

Please note: While this blog post is not sponsored by anyone and is truly just a list of my absolute favorite products, there are Amazon Affiliate links in this post. So if you decided to click through to Amazon to purchase any item I’ve linked, I will make a tiny commission on that sale. Commission money goes towards running this site and keeping my marshmallow cabinet stocked. However, THAT is not why I am writing this post. Just wanted to make sure we are clear!

#1. Lip Saver eos Sweet Mint Organic Lip Balm Sphere: $5 – 6
I have a confession to make… I’ve been a Chapstick girl for probably 30 years. THIRTY years of blind devotion to Chapstick. And not just ANY Chapstick… I only liked the medicated menthol version that made my lips a little tingly like I just kissed my husband for the first time. Although I’ve certainly bought lots of other kinds of lip balm, gloss, goop and sticks, I would ALWAYS have a tube of good ol’ Chapstick on me. ALWAYS. So imagine my surprised when I purchased an EOS lip balm on a whim and it suddenly became my go-to lip slicker. I started with the sweet mint and branched out to the Honeysuckle Honeydew when I got one for Christmas. They are creamy and tasty and keep my winter ravaged lips nice and kissable all day long. LOVE them!

#2. Skin Saver Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E, 13.5 fl oz (400 ml): $5.19
I’ve talked about my love for this lotion before and even though I literally have a bin of various lotions living in my linen closet, this one is the best. The BEST! I get super dry skin in the winter (and just normally dry skin the rest of the year) and this is the ONLY lotion that can bring me back from looking like The Thing in just one application. Oh yeah, and it smells so good that my dog immediately comes over to lick my leg when I’m smoothing it on. Which I guess could be an added benefit if you like dog slobber.

#3. Hand Saver O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream, 3.4 oz.:$6.99
This is a recent purchase that I made earlier this year and it has CHANGED MY LIFE. I somehow don’t have the gene that reminds me to put gloves on when going outside, so within a minute or two of winter beginning my hands get super dry. THAT quick. My knuckles get red and sore, and a papercut seems to last for 4 weeks. While at Joann’s one day I saw this little green tub and picked it up on a whim, thinking it would be good for my husband to try (his hands are 17 times worse than mine). I used it that night and it was like Hermione fixed them up with her wand… they were smooth like a baby’s bottom. And I have a baby, so I know how smooth those booty’s really are.  Ever since, I’ve been recommending this hand cream to everyone I know. I thought it was kind of expensive when I bought it, but the Amazon price is much cheaper!

#4. Hair Saver Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Advanced Keratin Repair Conditioner 8.4 Fl Oz:$7.97
My hair is long, it has been dyed more times that I can even count and I don’t get the chance to get it cut very often. However, every time I do stop by for a shearing my stylist is amazed at how healthy it is. I pretend that I use those $30 conditioners that they sell at the salon, but in reality I’ve been using this one from Pantene for YEARS. I slather it on my hair while in the shower and let it sit for a couple minutes and it does WONDERS for making my hair healthy, soft and shiny. I usually buy mine at Target or the grocery store.

 #5. Face Saver Origins A Perfect World SPF25: $41.00
Yes, $41 is a lot to pay for face moisturizer when you can pick some up at Target for less than $10. However, I truly believe when it comes to face lotion that you get what you pay for. This is touted as being an “age-defense moisturizer with White Tea” and has a built-in SPF 25. I’ve been using this for years and swear that some fine lines that I was growing are GONE. Also, this is one of those products where a little truly does go a long way and one jar will last me about a year with a daily application. The best part is, with other face lotions I’d have to put something heavier on some parts of my face that tend to get dry and flaky in the winter, but with this lotion I can use it year-round and it’s PERFECT. So yeah, obliterating fine lines + SPF + keeping my face soft = totally worth the price for me.

There you go, my top 5 fav’s for winter. Are any of these items on your favorites list? Do you have something not listed that you think I should check out? Tell me in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “5 Favs Friday: Winter Weather Helpers”

  1. I am OBSESSED with the EOS lip balm! I got a three pack in my christmas stocking (yes, my MIL does stockings for us, she is the cutest.) I keep one at work, one at my computer desk at home, and one on my dresser next to my bed. All are in use! I’ve been trying to find a good hand cream for Jim because he gets cracked bloody winter hands. The neutrogena hand cream works decently, but I might have to check out that working hands cream!

  2. I’m going to ask you questions as if you are representing these products. I just gotta. I saw O’Keeffe’s Working Hands at Bed Bath & Beyond over the weeked, and they make one for heels, too. I haven’t tried either. Is it thick and greasy? That’s my hangup. And for the face lotion – are you prone to breakouts? I sure am and I have a hard time finding a lotion with SPF that will make my face soft and NOT cause breakouts. This is my life. Also, if you can find jeans that fit my thighs, waist AND booty, please let me know. 😉

    1. Working Hands – I’ve never tried the one for heels (I’ve actually used the Working Hands one on my heels too) but I was surprised that the cream wasn’t very goopy. It went on like a medium/light lotion and soaked in pretty quickly. If my hands are super dry, I put on a nice coat of lotion and then stick a pair of socks on my hands before going to bed. I think I’ve shared that with you before. It looks silly, but gets the job done!

      For the face lotion, I am not prone to breakouts. However, if you stop by an Origins store they will be happy to give you a sample for free that you can use for a few day to see if it breaks you out.

      As for jeans, I’m a lover of the super dark blue curvy bootcut from Loft. 😉

      1. Thank you! I have tried the sock thing since you told me and it does look silly but it works! Thank you for the tip to go to an Origins store, I think I will do that. A free sample to use for a few days sounds genius. That is SUCH a good idea! Thank you for the jeans tip, too 😉

        PS. I loved the pictures of Jack the Lion today! 🙂

  3. The Working Hands is AMAZING. I bought it for my dad (he’s a mechanic) and ended up using it myself.

    I’m a firm believer that when it comes to your face, it’s worth it paying the extra $ for good quality products. We’re not talking $200 creams but I’m not putting $4.99 moisturiser on my face.

    I have a love hate relationship with EOS and amongst my friends I’m not the only one.
    1. I’ve had them break which means the stuff slides right off the mount.
    2. I find it feels nice for like 3 minutes and then I’m feeling dry again.
    3. A friend of mine had a horrid reaction and her lips turned bright read and basically peeled off. Quite a few reviews on Yahoo Answers and Amazon say basically the same thing.
    So I’ll stick with my Nivea lip balms which I have in every pocket/purse/drawer EVERYWHERE.

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