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Don't Be A Flu Magnet This Winter: The Survival Kit Every Girl Needs In Her Purse

November 10, 2010 by Jenna Amatulli
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Since cold weather usually means bad skin, bad moods and of course, the flu, dodging all three is a daily battle. Even though freezing temps sucks, life has to go on, and since curling up in a heating blanket all day isn’t an option, we’ve compiled a winter survival kit that every chic girl on the go should have hand this winter:

Avoid Dry, Chapped Skin:

The blistering cold has a nasty tendency to dry out your skin (so annoying). Keeping a moisturizer in your bag, like this Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer ($42.50) , will be the best way to keep your complexion looking smooth and feeling great.

Stay warm:

Staying warm and looking good isn’t easy but it can be with a few little tricks. Grabber Warmers ($6.69) can be slid, unseen, into chic gloves providing you with warmth and a toasty handshake. Keeping a neutral-colored scarf, like this Echo Chunk Twist ($48),  on you at all times means you’ll never have to compromise fashion for comfort and your neck/ears will always be warm.

Battle the elements:

It’s not Christmas just yet so don’t let Jack Frost do any nipping at your nose or your ears with these Surell Rabbit Fur Earmuffs ($35). The lipstick print Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Umbrella ($45) will keep you covered on those bitter cold days of rain, sleet, and snow.

Don’t catch a cold:

Germs run rampant around winter time and one nasty cold can be really debilitating. Beat the bacteria with a hand sanitizer, like Sephora’s OPI Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Spray ($5), and Airborne ($6.79), throw it in your water bottle when you feel a cold coming on.

Keep your kit in a handy tote:

Keep all your winter goodies together in an adorable cross-body bag like the LeSportsac Cleo ($56). We love the fun hearts and the little zippered compartment in the front.

*Holiday Gift Idea: Give your BFF her own Winter Survival Kit – she’ll love the bag but she’ll love the useful surprises inside even more.

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