lip treatments

My most terrible habit is picking and biting my lips. I’ve done this since my teen years and because of that, my lips are scarred and gross. This is the only DIY lip treatment that has ever worked to plump and soften my lips in just one treatment. So I’m sharing it with you guys!

🔮DIY Plumping and Moisturizing Lip Treatment

💗 Brown Sugar
💗 Extra Virgin Olive oil (organic)
💗 Honey (I used local)
💗 Cling Wrap
💗 Peppermint Oil
💗 Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

🔮 Mix brown sugar, olive oil, honey and a few drops of peppermint. Scrub on your lips 3-5 minutes. Add a little more of the mixture to lips then apply a piece of cling wrap. Leave on for 10 minutes. (I added a napkin and a cloth surgical mask to increase warmth)

🔮 Remove scrub, apply thick layer of Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm then apply another piece of cling wrap leaving it on for 20 minutes. (This part was the hardest because I couldn’t sip on my tea for a whole 20 minutes!) #southerngirlproblems

🔮 After 20 minutes remove the cling wrap and massage the remaining lip balm into your now super soft, plump lips. 💕

THE TIP-OFF: NEW YEAR’S KISS

Prep for the essential midnight smooch.

Kisses are spontaneous in nature. We love those random pecks during a preview at the movies or at a traffic light. But, there’s one smooch we can expect annually, on the dot—the New Year’s Eve midnight kiss. Thankfully, it’s one we can prepare for in advance. The Sephora Glossy’s tips for a smooth, soft pair of lips will guarantee your first word of the New Year is “muah!” JESSICA VELEZ

STEP 1: MASK FOR MORE

Why should only skin and hair be pampered with a treatment mask? Your lips are a vulnerable area, so it’s important to prep accordingly. We suggest using Kaplan MD’s Lip 20 Mask the night before to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and enhance lips. The formula is fluffy like buttercream frosting and smells like peppermint, so it won’t feel like a chore. Apply it with the adorable accompanying spatula and let the natural papaya enzymes do their work on flaky skin for three to five minutes.

STEP 2: SMOOTH MOVE

Even though you gently exfoliated the night before, your lips may be exposed to devilishly cold winds throughout the day leading up to the evening festivities. In that case, get a heavier duty scrub on deck. GLAMGLOW’s PoutMud Treatment Duo comes with a pot chocked full of cane sugar, Hawaiian sea salt, and hibiscus flower. Follow up with the accompanying Wet Lip Balm for a hydrated base sweetened with Moroccan mint leaf oil.

STEP 3: PLUMP IT UP

If there’s any night to make your lips really stand out, it’s New Year’s Eve. Lancer’s Volume Enhancing Lip Serum is a beautiful way to help create a fuller looking pout. The secret ingredient is Sichuan Pepper extract which makes lips react by appearing more plump. Swipe it on for that extra boost, making sure to avoid the area outside your lip line.

STEP 4: CHERRY, BABY

Nude? Too demure. Berry? Not festive enough. A luscious cherry gloss will be, well, the cherry on top of this look. Fresh’s Cherry Shine Lip Treatment will draw the eye to your lips, isn’t sticky, and won’t look messy post smooch.

STEP 5: KISSY FACE

Okay, so you’ll have to actually wait until the stroke of midnight for this one, but it doesn’t hurt to get in a little practice, right?

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