Winter Skincare Essentials

Last year around this time, I did a post about my favorite winter skincare products. You guys seemed to really like that one, so I thought I would update you! Hence, for Blogmas Day 5, here are my favorite winter skincare products for this year.

My routine has got a lot simpler since last year, and my skin is loving me for it! Without further ado, here are the five products that make up my winter skincare routine.


For my facial cleanser, I use the Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser. This is the most gentle but effective cleanser I have ever used! It actually gets all of my makeup off and cleanses my face in one wash!



I really don’t tone my face on a regular basis, I do occasionally when my skin is feeling tired. However, I use the same product to tone as I do to set my makeup! This is the amazing Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. 


Eye Cream

I have absolutely horrific under eye bags on a regular basis, and there really isn’t much I can do about them, but I do like to use an under eye cream to make the skin feel not so tight. The eye cream I use is the Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream. This stuff feels amazing!


Daytime Moisturizer

My skin tends to get oily during the day, but it’s just so dry that it overproduces oil. I like to use the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion, because it is a very light moisturizer while still getting the job done!


Nighttime Moisturizer

My absolute favorite moisturizer for at night is actually an overnight mask! I use the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. This puts enough moisture into my skin to allow me to be able to wear a lightweight moisturizer during the day! When I wake up in the morning after using this my skin feels plump and super moisturized.


These products are some of my favorites, what I want to know is… What are yours??


A. Marie

June Bullet Journal Set-Up: Ladybugs

Hello! June is right around the corner, so I thought I would share my June Bullet Journal Set-Up with you! For this month, I chose to use the theme of Ladybugs! As per the usual, I kept the layout mostly black and white, with red as my accent color!

Cover Page

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My June cover page is comprised of a quote on the left page reading, “and at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling.” This is made up of a few different fonts with red as an accent. The page on the right tells us what month it is! I chose to do a flourish embellished with dots. It has black and white flowers on top of it and a red and black ladybug on top. The month of June is written underneath the flourish.

Monthly Layout

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My monthly layout uses the same general grid as usual, with red as the background color for the days of the week. As you can see, I have not filled in many of the days yet, but I will do that later. I wrote “June” across the top in calligraphy accented in red. on the top left of the grid, I drew two ladybugs facing each other with a heart in between them.

Weekly Layouts

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This month, I decided to include all of the weekly layouts that I drew for the month. The placement of the ladybug(s) and hearts are different for each week! My weekly layouts are a bit different this month with a calendar of the week across the top of the two pages, my weekly blogging planner on the bottom of the left page, and the dates for that week on the bottom of the right page.

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you gained some inspiration for your own June Bullet Journal! See you all in my next post! Oh, and happy summer!


A. Marie