Winter Beauty Essentials + Aquaphor

During the summertime, my beauty routine lessens. I like to let the sun do it’s thing, with a little help from SPF and a good lip color, and that’s how I roll from the months of June through August. Basically, summer is my thang. And I know my skin totally agrees with me, because we start to strugs from when October rolls around, all the way through about February. Here in DC, where the air goes from moisture-full to dry overnight, it’s time to bust out the big guns. Enter: Aquaphor


Specifically, Aquaphor Healing Ointment has been my secret weapon the past few weeks for keeping my skin from becoming dry and irritated as the temperature cools down. I keep a mini bottle of it in my purse, along with the Aquaphor Lip Repair. No one wants to be caught with dry hands or cracked lips, am I right?

See below for what other beauty essentials I’ve been carrying with me lately… AND, we’re excited to announce that, one lucky reader of this post will win an Aquaphor Healing Ointment along with a $50 Visa gift card to spend on their own winter beauty essentials. Just follow these simple rules below:

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

1. Like Aquaphor on Facebook

2. Like The Fashionably Broke on Facebook

3. Leave a comment with your email address and Facebook user name

*Optional For 1 Additional Entry: Tweet this post, tag @NatalieandErika and use the hashtag #AquaphorTrick

(Ends Sunday Oct. 20th, 11:59 PM EST)


Featured Winter Beauty Essentials/What Else Is In My Bag:

OPI ‘MAN REPELLER’ NAIL POLISH – Preaching nude nails for fall


JUICY COUTURE ‘VIVA LA JUICY’ PERFUMEMy signature scent as of late

TOM’s OF MAINE DEODORANTI’m trying out an aluminum free option

ELIZABETH AND JAMES SUNGLASSESThe deep plum color seems to go with everything

AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT AND LIP REPAIRBoth are dermatologist recommended

LAURA MERCIER EYE SHADOW STICKFor a quick and no-hassle smokey eye

COVER GIRL LIPSTICK – I’m on an orange kick

MAYBELLINE COLOR WHISPER LIP STICKMy go-to, always, and worn year round

JOIE MIRROR – For when my phone’s camera isn’t cutting it

NOTEBOOK – I always think of my best ideas at the most random times

iPHONE + J.CREW iPHONE CASE – I don’t think I’m alone when I say, “duh”

STELLA & DOT NECKLACEA new piece from their 2013 Holiday collection



  1. October 15, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    fb- ellen casper
    flagler1965 at gmail dot com

  2. October 20, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    I love Aquaphor and love you both on FB
    Jessie c. shaw
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  3. October 20, 2013 / 7:58 pm


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