Howdy, y'all! I'm coming to you from Texas where it SNOWED THIS WEEK. #crazytalk
I've been so busy with paper grading, everyday work, holiday stuff (and maybe watching Downton Abbey), that I haven't been reading much. I sort of feel like I'm just existing at the moment. Putting out one proverbial fire at a time.
We've been experiencing super-cold-for-us weather here in Texas, and it's hit WAY earlier this year than usual, so I've been having some regular ole this-happens-every-year problems earlier than usual. And that got me thinking about everyday products. Things that make our lives a little better, easier, and more comfortable, but they're not nearly as much fun as more glamorous products. No eyeshadows and lip colors here, folks...let's talk about other stuff I have to have.
David threatened to buy me a tub of Udder Butter (yes, it was once used on cows' teats, apparently), but he found O'Keeffe's Working Hands instead. This is a rich hand cream you can pick up very inexpensively at your local drug store or big box store. I tend to use it at night before I go to sleep because it does leave a bit of a residue on the hands. It works, though! Stops those cracks in their tracks.
So I mentioned the cracked, bleeding, awful fingers earlier in this post. If I don't moisturize enough and somehow there's a breach in the Working Hands and Eucerin, I depend on liquid bandage. I actually buy the generic brand from a local grocery store...usually on the way to work when I'm out of it and need some to carry around in my purse. This puts a clear, antiseptic layer of relief over the finger cracks. It stings for a few seconds, but it's so worth it...especially when the cut or crack is in an inconvenient spot like the edge of a fingernail or top of the thumb where it's hard to position a bandaid.
Which products do you swear by in the fall and winter? I neeeed to know.