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December Favourites

December Favourites

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December brought Toronto's first snowstorm and winter is officially in full swing. Last month was all about keeping my feet warm and my skin hydrated as I adjusted from crisp fall air and changing leaves to slushy streets and snowfalls. 

Neostrata All-in-One Cleaning Milk - A travel-size of this makeup remover came in a recent Topbox subscription and I instantly loved it so much that I went out and bought the full size. This cream makeup remover feels like a moisturizer but it easily glides off all your makeup. I always worried about over-drying my skin by washing once to remove my makeup and a second time to actually cleanse my skin. This avoids that problem since the cleaning milk doesn't need the help of water to get the job done.

Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask - Since the winter weather arrived in December with full force, I've been all about hydrating my skin. This facemask feels incredibly light and gentle on the skin which I really appreciate and has been a big help in warding off winter dryness. 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream - This extremely popular product also came as a Topbox sample and I finally understand what all the hype is about. I find this cream too thick to use on the skin, but it's perfect for hydrating my cuticles and nail-beds which get a little sad-looking in the winter. It's also great for healing the chapped lips that come with winter winds. 

Cougar Winter Boots - I'm Canadian and I live in an urban core so I don't own a car. This means I walk all year-round and take my winter boots very seriously. I need a boot rated to -35C and they must be waterproof, I can't settle for any of that "water-resistant" nonsense. I am obsessed with my Cougar winter boots because they keep my feet incredibly warm and dry without being really bulky and cumbersome. They also don't let my feet get overheated when I sit in a coffee shop for hours. I have no idea how they manage to do that, but I love them. 

What have you been loving so far this winter? Is there a brand of winter boot you swear by?

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