They call it Dry January for a reason: by mid-February, my hands are usually shredded.
This year, however, one of my girlfriends gave me a Christmas prezzie with a tube of Hand Chemistry by The Chemistry Brand (the same people behind Deciem) inside.
I am not typically a fan of hand cream (greasy!) But this absorbs well, works like a miracle, and smells great (it’s a mild floral citrus – I can’t do major scents but this is nice.) Oh, and it’s $7. Canadian.
Can you say love?
I’m also not a polish girl as I’m too lazy to maintain things and use my nails to open cans and things. And I hate the feel of Shellac.
I do like a pale polish, however, or, in the dry winter, my nails tend to split.
This Essie Treat Love and Color Polish is fantastic. You can get it at the drug store and it gives you a sheer wash of colour without drying out your nails. I have it in Sheers to You.
I’ve also found a little winter miracle worker known as Sunday Riley Good Genes. This stuff is nice and tingly going on, absorbs beautifully, and smells like Thai food. Is it Lemongrass, perhaps? So good.
Here are the promises:
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. With continued use, the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation and the visible signs of aging are reduced for a healthier-looking complexion.
So far, I’ve noticed a glowier look. And y’all know I’ll pay good money for glowy. It’s very spendy, but I’m still on my little trial bottle from this kit, so it seems to last.
It may make it onto the permanent roster.
I hope you are fighting the good fight against the aging effects of winter. The struggle is real.