Winter has a way of being harsh on our bodies. Our skin dries out, our lips crack and our mood can drop if we don’t take care of ourselves during the cold winter months. It happens to the best of us! But with winter over, and spring hanging in the air, it’s time to rejuvenate our bodies, skin and minds.

For me, taking care of my lips involves two simple products: 1) C.O. Bigelow’s My Favorite Night Balm and 2) C.O. Bigelow’s Vanilla Supreme 2x Lip Shine. I know what you’re thinking: “wow, this post only talks about two products? Huge secret there!”

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But in all honesty, all you need are these two products, so why should I waste your time with fluff? I bought these two lip treatments a few weeks ago, and I immediately fell in love. When I first went out shopping, I was looking for a lip exfoliator to scrub away all of the extra dry skin on my lips. Although Bath and Body Works used to carry one, they no longer do, but of course, they had so many other fun looking products for your lips; I ended up with these two. I picked up the lip shine and night balm without having done any research on them beforehand. Sometimes that can end horribly. This time it didn’t.

I went home that night without an exfoliator. That night I put on my night balm right before bed. I woke up the next morning, and (no joke) my dry, peeling lips were gone. In one night! I will definitely be repurchasing this night balm, and the title is accurate; it is now my favorite night balm.

The Vanilla Supreme 2x Lip Shine is high quality and effective; although, I think that most of Bath and Body Works’ lip glosses are, so you probably couldn’t go wrong with any of the other options they carry either. The Vanilla Supreme 2x Lip Shine stands out primarily because of its fresh smell.  If you ever worry about having fresh breath, this is a great product to try… and it feels refreshing!

After buying a few unexpected items and loving them, I still wanted to pick up an exfoliator even though it was no longer much needed, so I did some searching on Pinterest and found that the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator came highly recommended, so I snatched that up at Walmart for only $3!

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You can see my review and demo of the lip exfoliator in my Secret to Soft Lips Youtube video below. Long story short, the first time application took a minute to work, but in the end, it did its job (and I hurt my lip by doing it for too long). I would recommend this product! For $3, you get more than what you paid for… and more. After using the lip exfoliator, the box recommends following up with a lip balm or gloss. This is the perfect time to use the Vanilla Supreme 2x Lip Shine.

Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think? How do you keep your lips soft and moisturized throughout the winter? Let me know in the comments below!