Current LOVE: Benetint by Benefit!

Hi Beauties! I’m SO sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days! Life has been fairly hectic for me with school and sports and other things in my life! But, I’m back now, and here to talk about an item I have been OBSESSED with lately (literally, obsessed!) That item is Benetint by Benefit, so here is my review for you all!

BUT FIRST: Stila is on HauteLook! They’ve got some CRAZY amazing deals, like full size eyeliners for $5, and their ever-famous Smudge Pots for only $10! They’ve got eyeshadows for $6, and a ton of other amazing amazing beauty products on sale! Tweezerman is also on HauteLook today, and have some AWESOME brow kits! I got one of their brow kits, and can’t wait to get it!

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

Now for the review!
Benetint By Benefit, $29 at Sephora (http://www.sephora.com/benetint-P1272?skuId=108779) is a rose colored lip and cheek stain. It is a bright, subtle, warm rose color that is flattering on almost all skin tones. It is used for the lips and cheeks, and look stunning on both! On my lips, it is a darker rose, and on my cheeks it is a light rosy pink.
There aren’t enough good things I could say about Benetint. I am in LOVE with it basically, and with the natural flush of color it gives my face. It looks completely flawless, and doesn’t streak (although you need to apply it fairly quickly to avoid streaking!) The color is STUNNING, and not overpowering. It brightens up your complexion instantly, and on some days, is the only makeup I wear. It’s easy to apply, and it smells like roses (major plus!) I cannot fully express my love for Benetint. Initially, I didn’t want to buy it, because $29 on a lip/cheek stain was a tad outrageous. But once my friend Alissa would not stop RAVING about it, I figured I had to try it, and now I know what she means! I absolutely recommend Benetint, it deserves 10 billion stars!
So there is my review! In the comments, tell me if you’ve tried Benetint, and what you think! Hope you enjoyed!
xo, Summer

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