If you’re a green witch that has a hard time when you’re not around nature get a small bottle and put some of the things from your favorite forest spot, like dirt, a pinch of moss, small twigs, then turn it into a necklace. This helps you have a bit of nature where ever you go and is calming when you feel uncomfortable in a city area.
Simply mix, apply to lips in a circular motion, and wipe this tasty concoction off with a tissue for completely kissable lips. Easy as pie, right? Well, it’s surely as sweet!
Lip Care 101:
Why exfoliate your lips?
It’s going to make lipstick go on with a nice smooth and even texture. Exfoliating the top layer of the skin before applying lipstick exposes a new soft surface, and it hydrates at the same time. Exfoliating now, as we head into cooler months, is especially important because your skin tends to be drier during the winter.
Is natural always better?
Nothing beats mixing something special at home, but it depends on the person and the products they use. Folks can have different reactions to different ingredients, even if they’re natural. There are some great synthetic ingredients out there that are not irritating and non-clogging, though — you just have to choose a product line that uses reputably sourced ingredients. Also, when making your own concoctions, remember that they don’t last as long since they lack preservatives, so make small batches, and note smell and texture.
Any more tips for keeping ‘em kissable throughout the year?
Keep a hydrating lip balm by your bed at night and put it on right before you go to sleep. Look for something non-petroleum based. Shea butter- or cocoa butter-based is your best bet. Also, whenever you find a product you like that has SPF in it, go for it! It can be a tough thing to find, but fortunately, just putting color on your lips blocks the sun a bit by itself. Think of red lipstick as a semi-block from the sun!
Best overall beauty tip:
There really are no rules! You can make anything work with the right style and confidence.
** NOTE: The cute vintage style measuring spoon shown in this tutorial is available at ModCloth
Inspired by a love for the natural world, London-based artist Zack Mclaughlin creates incredibly realistic bird sculptures with the single goal of bringing nature into the home. While one might assume these birds are made with feathers, they’re actually made using wood and paper. In addition to these beautifully intricate pieces, his store also includes DIY Bird kits and for those who desire a more minimalistic asthetic, Mclaughlin also creates wire figurines that appear as though they are hand drawn sketches. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking for your next project or someone looking for a striking conversation piece, these stunning creations are sure to amaze. Visit Mclaughlin’s store on Etsy to see all that the talented artist has to offer.
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