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Winter Essentials

Winter Essentials

 

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While the holiday festivities are fun, the cold weather can certainly take a toll on you. Dreary weather can mean spending more time indoors and that cabin-fever feeling can slowly start to creep up on you. Champion this winter by stocking up on all of your basic essentials.

Here are our must-haves for a flawless (bearable) chilly season:


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Good shows, better books.

Now if you read our Binge-Worthy Netflix Show blog, you know we ~may or may not~ enjoy the casual binge now and then. Movies and television shows can be a fun way to enjoy a chilly night in. It is a great time to curl up under a blanket, grab a bowl of popcorn and catch up on all of those shows you missed while you were out adventuring in the summer. Additionally, there is something so peaceful about a good book in the winter. Go a step further and join a book club in your area! Meeting new people can be hard in the winter since people tend to want to hibernate inside. Joining a book club is a great way to interact with your local community and dive into some awesome reads!

 

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Fuzzy Socks

This one seems basic, but it is essential. Invest in some good wool socks OR get some cute fuzzy ones from Amazon -- doesn’t matter! They’re cute. They’re warm. And they’re cozy. What more could you need from of an article of clothing?



A Really Good Moisturizer

While it is important to moisturize your skin year round, it is exxxxtra important in the winter. The dry air mixed with the heater constantly running equates to your skin feeling dazed and confused. It can get dry and flaky, which can be painful at times and totally ruin your healthy glow. Additionally, as we learned from SPF Myths, no sun does not equal no sun protection. Winter becomes a vulnerable time for our skin, so get ahead of game and prepare with a great moisturizer! Check out our Classic Face Sunscreens. These facial lotions double as great a daily moisturizer and provide broad spectrum protection. While it’s sheer and lightweight, it will keep your skin hydrated all day long!

 

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 Delicious recipes

Who doesn’t love a comfort meal over the holiday season? We firmly believe it is good for the soul. Chances are you will attend some sort of holiday potluck and we got you covered. Check out two of our favorite winter recipes!


Sugar cookie recipe:

What you’ll need

White Cake Mix (1 box)

Flour (½ cup)

Melted Butter (½ cup)

Eggs (2)

Baking Soda (½ tsp)

White Sugar (2 ½ cups)

What you do

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter and eggs together. In a large bowl, mix the white cake mix, baking soda and flour together. Gradually add the ingredients together until the dough is smooth. Then, roll the dough one by one into small balls. Roll each ball into the white sugar until the entire ball is covered. Place each cookie on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

Crockpot chile recipe:

What you’ll need

1 lb of lean ground beef

2 cans of pinto beans

1 can of kidney beans

2 cans of tomato sauce (15 ounces)

1 can diced tomatoes with garlic (15 ounces)

1 bag of chili seasoning

½ teaspoon of garlic powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

 What you do

Cook the ground beef with onion. Drain the excess liquid. Add the ingredients to your crockpot and stir. Cover the pot and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

 

Crockpot meatball recipe:

What you’ll need

5 lbs of frozen meatballs

1 jar (32 ounces) of grape jelly

2 bottles (12 ounces) of ketchup OR tomato-based chili sauce

 What you do

Combine all three ingredients on in the crockpot and cook on high for 1-2 hours. Occasionally stir ingredients together.

 

Liplux

Similar to your skin, your lips lose moisture easily in that dry winter air. In order to protect your lips from drying out and cracking, use a lip balm! Our Liplux® SPF 30 Organic Lip Sunscreen not only nourishes with Raspberry Butter and Avocado Butter, it provides SPF protection as well! Our Classic Liplux is sure to get you through the winter season!

 

Liplux Trio

Add a hint of tint to your winter look! Each one of our Mineral Liplux® adds a hint of subtle, rosy color using naturally-derived pigments while protecting, nourishing and softening your lips. Organic Cupuaçu Butter and Mongongo Oil deliver an ultra-creamy texture that smooths and nourishes lips while keeping them hydrated, so they look healthy, plump, and youthful.



Get cozy this holiday season with our must-have essentials and more! Remember that winter air shows no mercy, so take care of yourself and your skin. COOLA carries suncare for all different types of skin tones. Need help finding something that meets your needs? Email us at hello@coolasuncare.com!