"Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($14 on drugstore.com) is a great drugstore find—and beauty essential for this time of year. Apply it to chapped lips, cracked hands and cuticles, and chafed nostrils when you have a cold."
"When your hands are crack-a-lackin’, you need to retire your summer hand lotion and pull out the heavy artillery: Aveda’s Hand Relief ($22.50 on nordstrom.com). If this isn’t the best hand lotion on the market, I don’t know what is. It hydrates and soothes even severely dry hands—without leaving them greasy or sticky. And the citrusy scent is a nice pick-me-up."
"My biggest fall skincare tip is pretty simple: exfoliate regularly. Besides ridding your face of dead skin, product buildup and excess oil, it allows your skincare products to more effectively penetrate. If you haven’t yet, invest in a Clarisonic. Oprah calls it 'a miracle massage for your face.'"
"If you go out and buy just one of the products I’m recommending, let it be Moroccanoil Treatment ($43 on nordstrom.com). There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to accurately describe how this magical elixir has changed my life. I’m a beauty blogger, so I have to test and review a plethora of products, which means that I have to switch it up all of the time. But the one hair product I cannot take out of the rotation is Moroccanoil Treatment. This amazing oil strengthens brittle hair, softens unmanageable manes, nourishes dry scalp, restores shine, eliminates frizz, protects against UV damage, speeds styling time by 40 percent, and provides long-term conditioning to all hair types."
"When your summer tan starts to fade, use NARS Orgasm Illuminator ($30 on sephora.com) to impart a faux glow. I mix two parts of my favorite foundation—NARS Sheer Glow ($44 on sephora.com)—with one part of this product, and apply with the beauty blender sponge. The finished effect is truly stunning. Orgasm Illuminator can also be used alone to highlight bone structure. Apply to the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, collarbone, and decolletage for an ethereal radiance."
"Chapped lips are the bane of my existence. Preventing chapped lips doesn’t have to cost a fortune, as is evidenced by one of my favorite cold weather beauty finds: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick ($3 on drugstore.com). I use it to moisturize and soothe my dry, chapped lips year-round but especially during the fall and winter. Plus, the stick smells just like a frothy black and white milkshake."
Beauty blogger extraordinaire and Philadelphia resident Daneen Baird knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. At the helm of the award-winning website, Spoiled Pretty, Baird is constantly ahead-of-the-trend and in-the-know when it comes to the latest and greatest in beauty products and cosmetics. From nail polish reviews to insider tricks of the trade, Baird dishes it all with a bit of sass.
Philadelphia Style caught up with Baird to get an inside look into the products she can’t live without and her top beauty tips for fall.