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. 💕

How to fix dry lips

I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help  get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…

Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil

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Cut scene from TFA

Seems like something was missed between bridal carry and the great helmet-off-hello- girl -scavenger scene.

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Skywalkers were always strong with hair

(Steve Harrington sends his regards. The boy people didn’t get from the first movie, haha)

I was thinking about a lip-pumping, eye drops treatment frame, but it goes to be too salty and I love Kylo so much, lmao

Marilyn Monroe’s beauty tricks:

Makeup:                                                                                                               - 3 different shades of red lipstick (darker on the edges and lighter in the middle, created the illusion of bigger lips)                                                             - She used short false eyelashes (part of her iconic eye makeup)                       - Marilyn’s beauty mark was real - she had it naturally (but was almost the color of her skin tone) and all she did was enhance it with makeup

Exercise:                                                                                                             - Lifting five-pound weights (repeated it 15 times)                                                - An everyday run at the morning (20 mins)     

Eating:                                                                                                                 - Breakfast: warm milk, two raw eggs, a dash of sherry                                        - Lunch: broiled steak, salad                                                                                - Dinner: lamb chop, raw carrots                                                              - Snack: sandwich              

Skin Care:                                                                                                            - When not wearing makeup she would put olive oil on her face to protect her skin                                                                                                                       - Nivea moisturizing lotions, Erno Laszlo products, Regular Controlling Lotion

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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How to Care For Your Lips

If you’ve been following Makeup Tips Blog for a while now you’d probably know that I’m a severe sufferer of dry lips and lip care is something I’m extremely passionate about.

DO: Remove Your Lip Colour

Whether you’ve worn a gloss that lasts five minutes or a lipstick that has lasted all day, chances are you will still have a little residue of something left on your lips. This is why it’s especially important to give your lips a quick clean at the end of the day. When removing lipstick I like to use a nice oil and cotton pad as to prevent drying out the lips.

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THE ONE SHEET: NATURAL SKINCARE

This season, harness the power of nature for radiant, healthy beauty.

1. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

Pea and licorice extracts help prevent premature signs of aging as sugar cane and botanical fruit AHAs delicately exfoliate in this silky, lightweight moisturizer.

2. Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

This mask-cum-night cream uses wild rose extract to address dark spots and uneven skintone for a more luminous complexion while rosewater provides weightless hydration.

3. Kari Gran Naked Lip Whip

Scented with a refreshing bite of wild harvested pimenta berry, this eco-luxe lip balm can be used as an overnight treatment or a night-out gloss.

4. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Rich in white willow and pomegranate enzymes, this mask sloughs off dead skin cells like a peel. Wash off a full-face treatment after 30 minutes, or leave on as a spot treatment.

5. NUDE Skincare ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk

Packed with superfood ingredients, this intensely quenching serum works to repair and restore with essential fatty acids from all-natural plant oils and pomegranate extract.

6. Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask

Bamboo charcoal works to expel blackheads and toxins in this single-use, two-piece gel mask that helps minimize the appearance of pores for a renewed look.

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Does Vaseline cure dry lips?

Vaseline has been a product people have loved for generations and I’ve never quite understood why… Tell someone you’ve got dry lips? They’ll instantly respond with “put some Vaseline on them” but does Vaseline (or petroleum jelly) really cure dry lips?

Vaseline doesn’t provide any benefits to the lips, none, zero, nil. Vaseline is a “barrier” product, not a hydration product so all it will do is lock in moisture and help protect the lips from any further damage, this is all well and good but if you have very dry lips your lips wont have any moisture which means the Vaseline can cause them to dry out further.

Lips don’t have any oil glands which means they don’t produce any moisture. If you have dry lips you will want to use something that treats them and provides moisture like a lip treatment or mask and THEN apply a barrier lip balm on top, preferably one that is natural and organic rather than petroleum based.  Still got dry lips? Read how to fix dry lips and keep them in tip top shape.

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