There really is so much to love about winter. Turtlenecks! Gingerbread lattes! Ski trips! But on the flip side, it can be kind of arduous, too. Between bleak temperatures, limited daylight hours, stressful workweeks, and, well, little to no activity (let's be real, when you can barely feel your face, booking it to an early-morning Pilates class or crossing town for a girls' dinner is the last thing you want to do), it's not unusual to find yourself feeling down. But don't fret: Something as simple as switching up your beauty routine has the power to pull you out of it.
As beauty editors, we're all for using whatever downtime you have this season for self-care; order takeout, cozy up with a good read, and pamper yourself with all the awesome products the beauty world has to offer. Because, the way we see it, nothing cures a case of the winter blahs quite like a glittery face mask, some creamy coral lip color, or a whiff of a light, feminine fragrance like DAISY Marc Jacobs. Ahead, we've rounded up a slew of buys that will boost your mood in a matter of minutes. That's right, good vibes (and glowing skin, soft lips, and shiny hair), are only a click away.
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Party girl or not, you'll appreciate this glitter-infused face mask. Formulated with ingredients like licorice, marine algae plasma, and Icelandic kelp, the mud mask — which peels off, BTW — promises to tighten pores and improve your skin's elasticity.
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There's nothing like a fresh, uplifting scent to lift your spirit. Filled with top notes of wild berries, heart notes of jasmine, and sandalwood-y base notes, cult fragrance DAISY Marc Jacobs has a feminine yet never cloying feel — leaving everyone that gets a whiff wanting so much more. Hence why it's front and center on the vanities of fashion girls everywhere.
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Ever notice that your skin feels particularly dry when it's chilly out? Spritzing this ultra-hydrating mist — which is comprised of all-natural ingredients like rose water, noni-fruit extract, and geranium oil — on your face throughout the day (yes, on top of your makeup is just fine) can help to soothe and relieve parched skin.
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Just because bare-leg season is behind us, doesn't mean you shouldn't be showing your skin some TLC. Enriched with aloe vera and shea butter, which target dryness, these bite-sized exfoliating sugar cubes won't only slough off dead, flaky skin, but they'll make shower time pretty damn fun, too.
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We were ready to move on from the unicorn trend, and then this dual-purpose serum hit our desk. Enriched with skin-loving, free-radical-fighting antioxidants, a few drops of the pink formula (which isn't at all greasy) before applying makeup can help to rejuvenate dull skin and give your complexion a dewy, all-day glow.
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Similar to how your skin needs a serious slough every now and again, so does your scalp. This revitalizing scrub, derived from kaolin clay, Ecuadorian ivory palm seed powder, and salicylic acid, works to minimize product buildup and absorb excess oil, leaving your hair with a high-shine look.
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Worthy of the hype, this iridescent, violet-tinged highlighter stick (i.e. the makeup product of 2017) packs just the right amount of shimmer needed to achieve that sought-after, otherworldly glow — with just a couple of swipes along your cheekbones. In the words of a certain pop star, shine bright like a diamond.
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Fueled with water-activated vitamin C and fruit-derived enzymes, this gentle gel-cream cleanser lends a surge of hydration with every use, leaving you with a brighter-looking complexion. Plus, it does double duty as a leave-on mask. (That's right, your next date night with Netflix just got even better.)