How To: Keep Your Lips Hydrated and Healthy!


Hi Beauties! So, today I wanted to talk about how to keep your pout perfect! In other words, how to keep your lips soft, pink, and healthy! This is a routine that I maintain for my lips, and keeps them super hydrated! Hope you guys enjoy!

*BUT FIRST* Urban Decay is on HauteLook! HauteLook is a website that has flash sales, and this week, they have Urban Decay! They have AMAZING deals, some of which I wish I could have taken advantage of before ordering off the Urban Decay website (See my Haul post!) This sale will only last a couple days, so check it out fast!

Link to HauteLook: http://www.hautelook.com/short/3CVU3

Without further ado, here is how to keep your lips healthy and hydrated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP ONE: Exfoliate!

Take a lip scrub, like the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish (which is the one I use), and

using a small amount, gently work this into your lips for about 1-2 minutes, or until all the lip scrub has evaporated. Then, using a damp wash cloth, wipe the remaining lip scrub off your lips.

TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIP SCRUB: Take brown sugar (that is NOT finely milled) and add a few drops off water. Mix it all together. Make sure that the scrub is slightly damp (not drowning in water) and soft to the touch. Your scrub should also mold together as one, not too watery, not too dry 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP TWO: Petroleum Jelly!

After you have scrubbed your lips, dab some petroleum jelly (Vaseline, Aquaphor, or any other petroleum jelly based lip balm) on your lips. Your lips will quickly absorb this, and this will help to hydrate you lips, since after your exfoliation your lips will be quite raw. After about 10 minutes of letting this sit on your lips, wash it off gently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP THREE: Lemon!

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice all over your lips. This will restore the natural pinky-red hue to your lips, after sun damage or dead skin covering its natural color. Wait about 5 minutes before moving on to the next step!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP FOUR: SPF Lip Balm!

Now, to finish it off, apply any lip balm with SPF! SPF 20 is ideal, but 10 or 15 is good as well! A lip balm with SPF will protect your lips natural color, and protect your lips from the sun turning them a brownish-mauvy color. I am using the Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint, with SPF 20!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you had fun treating your lips to this little spa day! In the comments, tell me if you tried, and what you thought of the pampering session for your lips! Hope you enjoyed!

xo, Summer

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On-The-Go Beauty Must Haves!

Hi Beauties! Today I am going to be showing you my top six on-the-go beauty must haves! These are beauty items I have with me wherever I go, and could never leave the house without!

1) bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara: This is my all time favorite mascara (or at least, one of them!) I have fairly long eyelashes already, but this mascarajust adds the perfect lift to my lashes! It looks absolutely natural, and flawless! My eyelashes like 10 times bigger with this mascara, without being the slightest bit clumpy, and lasting all day. This mascara never smudges, flakes, or dries out your lashes! Its absolutely impeccable. I own the big size and this little baby size, which I love to throw in my bag. The original size is $18, I bought mine at Sephora (sephora.com) I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for the most natural, volumizing mascara!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Anastasia Eye Lights Shimmer in Lace:  This product is the most AMAZING inner corner highlighter. It is a creamy, easy to blend shimmery golden color. It is not extremely gold and flashy but gives the most subtle shimmer and glow to your eyes. It’s perfect to have if you are looking rather dull, and want to brighten up your face! It is extremely easy to apply, as it’s sort of like a jumbo-eye liner! It is super creamy and lasts a very long time. It’s perfect to highlight the inner corner, to line your water line with, and sometimes all over the lid, as a shadow or base! I purchased mine at Sephora (sephora.com) for $10. They are a special promotion, and selling out quick, so get them while you can. I never go a day without wearing this highlighter, and definitely recommend it to everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder:  This is my all time favorite pressed powder! I have very oily skin, so it is pretty essential for me to have a pressed powder to touch up my oily areas whenever I need it! This powder is super light, but is great at mattifying. It really doesn’t give any coverage, but thats not what I use it for. It never cakes, it lasts SO long, and gives me a very airbrushed finish. I absolutely CANNOT live without this powder! And the best part is, it’s SO cheap! I bought this powder on sale at my local Rite Aide for 96 cents. 96 CENTS! I believe regularly it is about $2-3 dollars, which is still an incredible steal for the quality! I recommend this powder to ANYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Posietint by Benefit: This is a great lip and cheek tint, in a bubblegum pink hue! It has a gel like consistency, which feels great on my lips (I don’t use it for my cheeks!). I love the flush of color it gives my cheeks, its absolutely stunning. Its really great to put on when you need a pop of color to liven up your face or play up your makeup look. Because it is a stain, it lasts a very long time, and because it has a wonderful gel-like consistency, it NEVER dries out your lips. I have a mini size that I bought from Sephora in a kit, which makes it very easy to throw in my bag and go. You can buy the full size for $29 at Sephora (sephora.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Smith’s Rosebud Salve:  I adore this stuff! Basically, it is a slightly tinted petroleum jelly in a cute vintage tin! I absolutely love this stuff because it is so hydrating for my lips, and a little goes a super long way! It smells amazing too- it has a honey and roses kind of scent. It sounds weird but smells AMAZING. I love putting this balm on whenever my lips start to feel a bit chapped, because it is beyond nourishing and gives a pretty glossy finish. I bought mine at a local boutique, but I know you can but them at Sephora (sephora.com) for $6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6)  Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil:  This is the best concealer EVER. It is small and compact and great to take with you. I really recommend carrying a concealer with you, incase your previous one wears off or you find some blemish you urgently need to cover up! This concealer is FABULOUS: it is creamy, easy to blend, and you can barely tell your wearing it. It never cakes, and doesn’t wear off too easily. The only downside: you can’t twist it up, you need to SHARPEN IT. Some might not find this a negative, but I definitely would have preferred a retractable concealer. Either way, I absolutely ADORE this concealer! I am in the shade NSA, and I purchased it at the Urban Decay website (urbandecay.com) for $18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are all of my on-the-go beauty must haves! In the comments, tell me what you can’t go anywhere without! Hope you enjoyed!

xo, Summer

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips

Hi Beauties! Today I am going to be reviewing the Maybelline Baby Lips (Around $4, any drugstore) I am absolutely ADORE these lip balms, and can’t wait to share them with you!

Baby Lips have been a pretty popular item recently, drawing people in with their fun colors, scents, and packaging. They are moisturizing chapsticks in a variety of shades!

At first, I thought they were just chapsticks, with not-so-great pigmentation and a chalky texture. But I was completely wrong! I decided to pick one up (the Peppermint one) before a ski trip, because I needed a new chapstick, especially one with SPF (Baby Lips have SPF 20). Once I tried it, I immediately loved it. They are moisturizing, smooth, and simply amazing! I was obsessed.

Once I got back from the ski trip, I picked up two more (the Cherry and Grape ones). These two are tinted, and are just as good as the Peppermint one. They provide a sheer wash of color, that is perfect for everyday use. They last long, and are super moisturizing, too!

Baby Lips are my new favorite lip balms, FOR SURE. They are affordable, moisturizing, they have SPF (which is hard to find!) and make me happy with their bright colors and packaging. The ones I own are Peppermint, Cherry Me, and Grape Vine.

I definitely recommend these, and suggest checking out your local drugstore for them! I included some pictures down below of the Baby Lips, and tell me in the comments if you like Baby Lips, and which colors I should try next!

Baby Lips

xo, Summer

Baby Lips

Baby Lips in Grape Vine

Baby Lips in Peppermint

Baby Lips in Cherry Me