I think everybody who lives in The Netherlands thought we wouldn't get snow anymore - at least, that's what I thought. When I woke up this morning I was surprised (and shocked) because the whole outside world was covered in a thick layer of snow. Yuk! Here's my belated how-to-survive-the-snow-guide. Enjoy!
So this is what I saw when I looked outside.
If you've been following my blog for a while, I think you know I practically always wear Dr Martens. I prefer the low ones but when it's snowing I always wear the higher ones - this to keep my ankles warm as well! I always wear this super cute hat my grandparents bought me in Austria. Don't forget about your body! A warm coat is nice but your head and feet usually get the coldest!
My hands tend to get super dry in the cold winter months. I care for my cuticles with Lush' Lemony Flutter but that's not the only thing this cream's amazing for. (I wrote a blogpost about it before!) - keeping your hands nourished is important as well, I think Rituals has some amazing hand creams. I don't like them during the summer but I think they're amazing for the winter.
My lips usually crack and my face gets extra dry as well - I don't have a special winter face cream, I just tend to use a night cream for the day. For cracked lips: use a really thick & hydrating lip balm. If your lips look really dry, give them a little scrub. You can buy a lip scrub at Lush (I think everyone knows their Bubblegum lip scrub!) but you can make one yourself really easily using only Vaseline, honey and some sugar. That works really well too!
To be honest - I really don't like going outside when it's snowing. I don't like riding my bicycle because that's really scary and I can't walk all the way to school. When I don't have anywhere to go, I make sure to have some books stacked and some movies on my iPad - with some lovely calm music in the background.
Okay - winter isn't that terrible when you don't have to go anywhere but when you do, make sure to be well-equipped! I hope the weather's better where you live and if it's not, I hope this little guide helped you. Much love - Sjoukje