Winter Essentials

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Winter Essentials

We are not the biggest fan of cold weather, but living in NYC I do love having a change in seasons and the experiences like skiing, iceskating, and hot chocolate that comes with colder weather. To have some relief for winter, I load up on layers, lotions and boots to stay and warm and dry. Here are some of my favorite essentials this winter!

VitaMelts Multi: Staying healthy is so important during the winter when our immune system gets weaker. An easy way to make sure that I get the vitamins I need is by taking VitaMelts Multi where I get a combination of 12 key nutrients including 100% of Vitamins A, C, E and B and 250% of vitamin D. Another favorite is the VitaMelts Hair, Skin, Nails, a vitamin that is formulated with Biotin and Vitamin C to support healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Ski wear for the kids: For those skiing, we love the warm helmets with Zipmold® foam from bern and the super warm Obermeyer’s Verbier Jacket. This includes a jacket with fleece lined collars and cuffs and a fun pick-your-mood zipper pull. The Verbier also boasts Obermeyer’s I-Grow™ extended wear system, allowing the sleeves to be lengthened by a snip of a thread and allowing the jacket’s lifespan to last more than one winter. Another favorite is the Obermeyer Powder Suit, a suit that is equipped with a reinforced seat/knee and soft, fleece lining at all the vital contact points of high activity to ensure a full day of warmth and comfort on the hill. It also features Obermeyer’s I-Grow™ Extended Wear System extending the length of the sleeves and pant cuffs, reinforced stitching, belt loops, inseams full motion sleeve construction.

ChapStuff: For lip relief, we love ChapStuff from Mayron's Goods. Featuring a combination of Shea Butter based Cocoa and Orange concoction of Organic and Essential Oils, this product is great for the lips (and anywhere where you have chapped skin) for instant relief and nourished skin.

Trilipiderm: My skin gets incredibly dry in the winter but I finally found some relief thanks to the collection of lotions from Trilipiderm. My favorite is their All-Body Moisture Retention Crème, an instant solution to dryness thanks to its blend of natural, plant-derived that hydrates and replaces essential lipids to the skin. I also love how it isn't heavy or greasy, but a silky treatment that will leave your skin feeling completely refreshed.

Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil: Does your hair have winter static, going in every direction, flying up and out and sticking to cheeks. For relief, we love Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil, a treatment made of the world’s richest sources of essential fatty acids containing Omega 3, 6 & 9 to help smooth the hair’s shaft while the Vitamin E off future damage leaving hair that is consistently static and frizz free.

U|R® POWERED gloves: Busy parents will love these fashionable and efficient gloves from U|R® POWERED that creates an innovative and invisible solution enabling you to operate touch screen devices with all five fingers without taking your gloves off! How it works is that U|R® patented conductive coatings are state of the art, contain no metals and are environmentally friendly. Best of all, they are sleek, comfortable and elegant in a variety of styles, materials and colors for men and women. The U|R® POWERED collection of connected accessories also includes audio headwear; hats, headbands and earmuffs with built-in headphones that allow for simple audio integration. Not only will your ears be nice and warm, but you can also listen to your favorite tunes or answer phone calls with a swipe of a finger. The U|R® POWERED collection is available for purchase at http://www.urpowered.com/and leading retailers;Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Von Maur and Amazon Fall 2013.

Hydrating Eye Crème: My skin tends to suffer during the cold weather, so I am seeking some relief with the Hydrating Eye Crème with Hyaluronic Acid from derma e. As a natural anti-aging formula, this cream is designed to deliver moisture while diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and puffiness.

Heat Holders: My feet get incredibly cold in the winter, so I am relying on Heat Holders, a thermal sock that combines the best thermal technology to ensure that you never have to suffer the discomfort of cold feet again. Using a combination of soft cashmere-like fibers that are carefully blended together in a unique three stage knitting process, I love the feeling of overall warmth that they deliver as well as their fun colors and styles like stripes, boot socks and much more.

Keen Kids' Boots: To keep our feet dry and warm, we are loving the collection of boots from KEEN. For relief from the snow, we love the Kalamazoo High Boot where kids will have super warm insulation and a waterproof upper. It also has a great dual climate non-marking rubber outsole and moisture wicking textile so kids can enjoy the cold weather even longer.

Adventures of the Penguin King: With the cold weather, I also love spending more time inside and one of my favorite things to do with my kids is enjoy a family movie night. Our new favorite is Adventures of the Penguin King, a lively action documentary that follows the story of Rex, a young King Penguin, who has been away from his home. He returns home with the mission to mate and raise a family. Directed by Anthony Geffen and narrated by Tim Allen, my daughters and I loved this interesting movie as we took this journey with the beloved Rex.

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