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Beauty Battle:
By Ezinne Ukoha

Now that we are barreling toward winter, it may be a bit challenging maintaining your skin's moisture balance and that much needed glow that can conquer any blustering wind or frigid temps. Luckily the products featured here will add some variety to your beauty regimen.

Dry skin is a consequence of cold weather and you always need to be armed and ready for battle. Love Butter ($18) from Carol's Daughter is guaranteed to make sure that you win this fight.


This smooth buttery confection has a delicious blend of honey, cinnamon and brown sugar. And thanks to key ingredients like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Soy Oil among others, a little of it goes a long way. No annoying greasy-like residue with this product. It nourishes your skin by replacing your dry itchy surface with a soft supple one. Pick it up at a Sephora store near you or visit Carol's Daughter online store.


Another product that is sure to give your skin something to smile about is the Rice Dry Oil ($48) from fresh. Slather your whole body in this light but solid liquid, and reap the benefits of of a fully moisturized skin bath. The inspiration for this solution came from Japanese rice workers who realized the powerful effects that could be gotten from combining rice grains with an array of oils and extracts (jojoba and grapeseed oils). Its a body conditoner like no other! Visit the Sephora store online to learn more.


Having soft manageable hair is something we all strive for everyday of the year but particularly during the long harsh winter months when its harder to keep that sought after shine from giving way to dry brittle strands.





The two most dependable products from the Jane Carter Solution line will ensure that your hair woes will be kept to a minimum. The Hair Nourishing Cream ($22) and the Hair Nourishing Serum ($20), are an unbeatable combo that guarantee to revitalize, nourish and reverse the effects of exposure to wintery conditions. Its perfect for all hair types, so be warned, once you try it there is no going back! 



So be prepared and ready to face the cold months and stay beautiful!


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