I hate getting bundled up for the winter. I’m the kind a person that throws on a coat and that is it. Get me into a warm car and that coat is off and the heat is turned down. My husband on the other hand will have his coat, toque, and mitts on and drive for an hour with the heat on full. Yuck! Here are some ways I’ve been keeping warm but not feeling stifled this winter:
Ellena Snood in Dark Coral - I love how lightweight this infinity scarf is yet it keeps me warm. The bright pop of coral brings life to my face on dull, dreary days.
ASOS Super Soft Long Gloves - These soft acrylic gloves are lightweight enough that I don’t get annoyed driving with them or trying to fumble around with the kids. I love the rouching stitched into these gloves giving them a fun slouchy effect.
ASOS scallop front tab across body bag - This stiff boxed style of this small, yet deep, bag makes it easy to find the items inside with your winter gear on. I love contrasting grey with tan and this bag matches my tan boots perfectly. Of course I shouldn’t be wearing my tan boots in the winter as they are not insulated at all but I don’t have any winter boots right now to fit over skinny pants other than my big greens!
Cath Kidston Mini Starter Set - A great way to explore the scents of this range and the perfect size for travel and popping in your handbag. The packaging is so cute! I love using these beautifully scented lotions as hand cream for my winter dry skin.
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Lilly Brush is known to save sweaters, but I recently used it to save my favorite pillowcase! This pillowcase is very special to me because it is completely handmade and embroidered. While studying indigenous cultures in Mexico, a good friend of mine decided to help out the people in the village she was working with by bringing their handmade goods to the States to sell – every cent made was then given back to the community from which the items came.
The one item that caught my eye was this pillowcase. From what I was told, the people who made it used wool from their sheep to make fabric that they hand dye. They then take the fabric and turn it into beautiful pieces of art like my pillowcase, and other things like warm, cozy blankets. How neat is that?
I was so happy with my beautiful new pillowcase that I took it home, found a pillow for it and placed it lovingly on my bed. What I didn’t expect was that my cat, Lily B., would love it as much as I do! At first I didn’t mind her lounging on it, but when I realized that it was covered in black hair I wasn’t very excited.
I was afraid to use any type of brush or sticky paper to remove all of the Lily B. hairs because I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful embroidery or snag the pillowcase in any way. My beautiful pillowcase eventually became a magnet not only for cat hair but also pills and lint – I was almost embarrassed to have it on my bed.
When I learned about Lilly Brush I couldn’t wait to try it out, and as you can see from the pictures the transformation is like night and day! It effectively picked up all of the kitty hair and every pill and piece of stubborn lint. The beautifully woven fabric was not damaged in any way, and I was even able to go over the black embroidery without any snags or pulling.
Thanks to Lilly Brush I am no longer embarrassed to display my pillow on my bed, and it is just as beautiful now as it was the day I purchased it.
Adriana is a Los Angeles based esthetician, esthetics instructor and overall skincare junkie. On any given day you will find her researching the latest skincare ingredients, technologies, and trends – as well as spending way too much time perfecting people’s eyebrows. Adriana has a background in Beauty Marketing/PR, and is happiest when she is busy and interacting with others.