Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday: My Favorite Moisturizers

I had a long day Monday. A long one. Once Walker was down for the night, I just wanted a hot shower to try to wash my day off {literally} and help settle me down for bed. 

When I got out, I went to put on my normal lotion, but caught a glimpse of an oldie-but-goodie moisturizer I had tucked away in my cabinet. I hadn't used it in a while, but thought that Monday night would be the perfect excuse to use it. After all, I had a crappy day, so "why not?!" was the name of the game for me. 

And that got me thinking - especially looking at my stockpile of beauty products under the sink - I love lotion! So I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you. 

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Origins A Perfect World Face Moisturizer: I have major combination skin, so this is what I use on a daily basis. It helps moisturize in areas where I need it, but it's also not too oily for my T-Zone. A definite must if you have combination skin like me. 

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Face Moisturizer: I use this when I'm having a major acne moment. You know, when my monthly visitor rolls around or if I'm super stressed. It has a mattifying aspect to it, so I can wear it under make-up and not feel too greasy. 

Raw Shea Butter Baby: This is the "special" lotion I was referring to above. It is what the label says it is: raw shea butter. When you take off the lid, it looks like a tub of wax, but you have to rub it with your fingers for just a minute to warm it up, and then use two hands to apply to your body. Obviously this isn't a lotion to use during the day because you are a grease ball, but it works wonders for me - especially on my elbows, knees, hands and feet, and especially in the winter when my skin is a dry train wreck. Plus, it smells wonderful! 

Nivea Smooth Sensation Body Lotion: I use this lotion every. single. day. all over my body, and I have for years. It's a perfect year-round lotion: it doesn't leave me too greasy in the summer, yet it moisturizes well in the winter. I always use it the second I get out of the shower. 

Becker Vineyards Lavender Therapy Cream: I purchased this on our anniversary trip to Fredricksburg, Texas, in the fall. I absolutely love the way this smells, and try to reserve it for special occasions when I'm absolutely exhausted and need the lavender to lull me to sleep, or when my hands are really dry. It's the perfect reminder of our great vacation, and it works wonders in the moisturizing department. 

Bliss Foot Patrol: Since I'm always on the go {and on my feet} for my job, I love this lotion when my feet are achy. The peppermint in it gives a nice tingle, and it's very soothing. I especially like to use this when I do an at-home pedicure, right after I slough off the dead skin on my feet {ew, I know} - I apply this immediately after. 

So what about you? Do you have any favorites?

Linking up with Annie and Natalie 


  1. I love seeing this post! I've been needing to try some new things and change up my routine.

  2. This time of year I need a ton of lotion! Thanks for the tips.

  3. Foot creme is a must this time of year.

  4. i love my face moisturizer but would love to try the feet and body recommendations- thank you!

  5. My name is janel, I use my husband's Google acct so don't think I'm a creeper when it comes up as John, LOL! I have combination skin as well, can u wear the origins moisturizer under your makeup daily w/o turning shiny?


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