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Self-care projects are the perfect gift

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

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Snow begins to fall, dry skin begins to crack and the time spent caring for your body after chilly walks to class becomes especially important.

Not only does winter weather indicate an increased need for self-care, it also marks gift-giving season with major holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Thankfully, there are a host of beauty products that can help you keep up with self-care and stuff stockings this season.

Here’s a list of both conventional and all-natural supplies to keep you and your loved ones feeling and looking great this winter.

Skin care:

Lush: Kalamazoo   $11.95

This fruity face scrub will take you on a tropical vacation even when you’re trudging through two feet of snow on the way to class.

Perfect for those with beards, this wash has almond oil, jojoba oil and cupuacu butter to keep your facial hair feeling extra soft.

Too Cool For School: Egg Mellow Cream   $36

Winter in Vermont can get pretty dry, so keep moisturized with the Egg Mellow Cream from Too Cool For School.

It utilizes egg yolks and egg whites to keep skin feeling smooth.

Makeup:

ColourPop:   Yes, Please! palette        $16

ColourPop is an awesome brand for beauty on a budget. The Yes, Please! palette contains 12 beautiful colors for just $16, a price that is almost unheard of in the beauty industry.

Fenty Beauty: Gloss Bomb       $18

If you thought gloss was gone for good, think again. Rihanna’s new makeup brand Fenty Beauty released the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, and it’s making people rethink their matte lips. This versatile gloss is a shimmering rose nude and looks fantastic on every skin tone.

Josie Maran: Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer      $26     

This liquid highlighter is beautiful and buildable and gives anyone a natural golden glow. Its champagne hue gives a healthy glow to your cheeks.  

Body:

Shea Moisture: Superfruit Body Scrub   $11.49

This body and hand exfoliating scrub are perfect for massaging away dry skin. It has shea and mango butters as well as fruit extracts to moisturize and revitalize your skin.

When you’re in the shower, rub it over legs, arms and hands and let the water wash away all of your troublesome dry spots.

Lush: Volcano foot mask       $13.95

Thick socks mean warm toes, but they also mean dry feet and boot smell. This foot mask has a pumice texture that exfoliates with papaya, lemon, tomatoes and potatoes to cleanse and deodorize.

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