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12.21.2016

Winter Wonderland With The Choosy Chick

Back in October I collaborated with The Choosy Chick to bring to you 5 great products for the perfect fall routine, and I am so excited to partner with them again to share our top recommendations for a Winter Wonderland experience this December!
The Choosy Chick is an online boutique founded by Margot White, an educator, wife and mother of 4 boys, committed to helping her customers make healthier choices at affordable prices. All the products they carry abide by the Choosy Chick standard, and I am sure we can all appreciate someone taking the guesswork out of shopping for ourselves and our families, given that the the personal care products sold in the marketplace remains vastly unregulated 


The Kimberly Sayer Anti-Oxidant Daily Moisturizer SPF is an award-winning product that has compressed my moisturizer, sunscreen and primer into a single step that has kept my skin looking its best this winter. Formulated for normal to dry skin, this luxurious face cream uses Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide for sun protection, Oats Beta Glucan to protect against UVA oxidative stress and reduce free radicals while soothing and moisturizing your skin, and cold-pressed borage oil and nettle extract to strengthen cellular growth. 

The formula is dense, so I only have to dab a bit on my cheeks, forehead and chin and blend into my skin, and I love the non-greasy feel and brightening effect. This is, hands down, the best primer I have used in cold weather and extends the longevity of my makeup application. My only wish is for this to come in a pump bottle like the Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer so that I won't risk contaminating the product, but I am definitely keen to explore more of the line since this cream has won me over!

Ingredients: Purified Water, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Squalane, Shea Butter, Oat Beta Glucan, Sea Algae Extract, Glycerin, Borage Oil, Wheatgerm Oil, Rosewater, Aloe Vera, Foraha Oil, Nettle, Rosebud and Safflower oils, Lavender oil, Zinc Oxide (Botanical Sunblock), Titanium Dioxide (Botanical Sun block), Lecithin, Xanthan (Plant), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) and Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (Vegetable Preservative)

You may or may not have seen this all over your Instagram feed, but Kari Gran has just released a Lip Duo with a luscious lip buff paired with a universally-flattering red for the holiday season. I already have the Lip Whip in original and Jolene and I can tell you that the formula is unlike anything else in the market- free from aluminum and petrolatum, rich, buttery soft and handmade from the finest organic, wild-harvested and non-GMO ingredients.
The harsh winter weather in New York always make my lips dry and chapped, and the Lip Buff is the perfect salve that provides the most gentle exfoliation with organic sugar and chamomile powder. Instead of peeling the dry skin, try applying the buff and letting it sink in and heal your lips naturally instead. Follow up with the Lip Whip in Suji Red, a bold, pigmented shade of red that can be layered for intensity. I recommend using a lip brush if you want a more precise application, although you can use your fingers if you prefer for it to be a sheer tint.
Ingredients for Lip Buff:  Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Organic Sugar, Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Chamomile Powder, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E From Sunflower) and Organic Mentha X Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Ingredients for Lip Whip: Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) & Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Silica, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E From Sunflower) and Organic Mentha X Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Kosmatology Mint Your Feet Balm ($14.99 for 2.5 oz)
Another casualty of the weather are my cracked heels, so I am glad to have the Kosmatology Mint Your Feet Balm with me. It comes in an easy-to-apply stick applicator, with organic shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil to rehydrate and repair and organic peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils to cool and soothe. Apply this generously to your heels and leave on overnight with socks for the ultimate spa treatment, or rub the balm all over the dry scaly bits of your legs and massage it in like I do. 
You may also like to check out the Mini Lotion Bars that come in a variety of scents, the ideal size for throwing into your purse or work drawer so that you can moisturize your skin on-the-go.
Ingredients: Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Organic Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil

I picked the Biggs & Featherbelle Muscle Soak for my husband, since he often complains about sore muscles after the gym, and is there anything more relaxing than a bath soak in the winter? 

This simple but potent soak is made up of sea salt, epsom salts and ginger powder and a surprising inclusion of alfalfa powder. I have always known alfalfa as a superfood, but I discovered that its high magnesium and zinc content aids the body in producing protein and hormones to promote strong, healthy muscles, and helps prevents cramping. The essential oil blend is very calming and grounding, so make sure you breathe in deep. In the words of my husband, "the muscle soak is nice". 

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Alfalfa Powder, Ginger Powder & Essential Oil Blend (Lavender, Marjoram, Clary Sage & Cypress)

David's Premium Natural Toothpaste has managed to make dental care sexy again, with their recyclable metal tube packaging and turn key to help you effectively squeeze every last drop of product out. The folks at David's are committed to supporting American jobs, using premium ingredients mostly from the US (with 2% coming from Japan) and a strong focus on sustainability. 
Rated 1 by EWG and 0 by Think Dirty, the formula is as clean as it gets and it doesn't skim on performance either. Flouride and SLS-free, it uses xylitol to reduce plaque formation and fight enamel demineralization, and contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives. The consistency of the paste is a little runnier than I am used to, but I love how it thoroughly cleanses my teeth while leaving my breath still fresh the morning after!
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate (Limestone Abrasive), Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Vegetable Glycerin, Hydraded Silica, Xylitol (Birch-derived), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Coconut-derived), Carrageenan (Seaweed-derived), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil), Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil and Stevia (Leaf Extract)

Love this selection? Hop onto The Choosy Chick to check out more!

* The products in this post were kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

7 comments

  1. lovely picks! I love The Choosy Chick ♥

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    1. Thanks Tianna! Love you too - ��

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    2. Happy Holidays Tianna!

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  2. We are so glad that you are enjoying everything and your husband enjoys the soak. It is amazing when you have a cold - and my go-to for weight-less relaxation after a stressful day. Wishing you and your family the warmest holidays, peace, and good health in 2017! Many thanks for the gorgeous photography and glowing review of our products - we will share!

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    1. Thank you Margot- I love discovering new products through The Choosy Chick! :) Happy holidays to you and yours <3

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  3. Great selection of products! I had a fabulous experience ordering from TCC recently through The Hub. I ordered one of each of the adorable bags full of products for mom and baby. I'll totally order again.

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    1. Hi Annette- those are great buys, and Margot makes the best recommendations! Happy holidays to you and yours :)

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