It’s finally MAY! New month and new goals. I can’t wait till summer too :) tank tops, short shorts, everything colourful and travelling! What summer plans do you have?
I bought a few different lip colours recently and they are very easy to wear for everyday looks. I am also a nude lips girl as bold colours don’t really suit me, but I’m still looking out for a more orange, coral lip colour that isn’t too strong.
From Left: Beautybay Peach Bliss, Tanya Burr Afternoon Tea, Lord & Berry Pinkmania, Laura Mercier Azalea
Swatches on my arm
Beautybay Peach Bliss Lipstick: £5
I bought this as it was a very nude colour, also like skin colour with a hint of light orange. When applying it, you have to make sure your lips aren’t dry and cracked because it shows really badly. It is not as moisturising as it claims but the overall colour is very pigmented as long as you apply a layer of vaseline.
Tanya Burr Afternoon Tea Lip Gloss: £6.99
I am sure a lot of you have heard of Tanya Burr’s Lip Gloss and out of the 12 colours she has launched, I was debating whether if I should get Just Peachy or Afternoon Tea. I got Afternoon Tea at the end as it has a hint of pink compared to Just Peachy. I wasn’t too keen on the packaging, as it was just wrapped in plastic, but the gloss itself is a beautiful pale pink shade with a creamy texture. It also has a sublet sweet and fruity scent too! It is also very moisturising and you wouldn’t need to apply vaseline or lip balm before applying to it.
Lord & Berry Twistick Pink Mania: £13
Twisticks are the latest SS14 lipstick collection added to the Lord & Berry line, there are 6 shades from reds, oranges and pinks. I picked Pinkmania as it is the lightest shade out of the range. The crayon is super easy to apply and there isn’t the need to build up even though it looks very sheer from the swatches on my skin, it is super moisturising and doesn’t cling to any dry patches. It is almost like a apply full lip balm with full colour on my lips. The colour is also buildable for a stronger colour and wearable for day or night time.
Laura Mercier Azalea Lip Gloss (the full size costs: £19.5)
I actually got this from their Holiday 2013 Collection and it was my mom who bought this set while we were travelling in Florence – I miss Italy :(. This is the most moisturising one and is perfectly pigmented with long lasting colour. It also has a brilliant shine that creates the impression of fuller lips. It is non-sticky, so you don’t have to worry about your hair getting stuck to your lips. Even after I have wiped off the gloss with tissue, my lips still remains soft and moist.
Top left: Beautybay Peach Bliss, Tanya Burr Afternoon Tea
Bottom left: Lord&Berry Pinkmania, Laura Mercier Azalea
DIY Lip Scrub
Recently, I also started to exfoliate my lips twice a week to keep my lips from being dry and chapped. It also helps removes the dead skin cells. Exfoliated lips are able to absorb the moisture from the lip balm much better than just applying the lip balm. If you’re experience dry, chapped lips, or you want your lipstick or lipgloss to sit better on your lips, this simple lip scrub can be made from ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
1 teaspoon of sugar (white is more gentle and refined, but brown works just fine)
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of petroleum jelly (optional)
Mix everything together until it forms a gritty paste. Decide now whether or not you’d like to add a bit of petroleum jelly. This addition will make it smoother, give it volume (for keeping later), and help it stay longer on your lips.
If you are keeping it, put everything in a small container and store it in your fridge. The scrub is enough for half a dozen applications and can be kept for a little over a week.
How to Use:
1. Apply a small amount of scrub to your fingertips and rub into lips gently.
2. Leave the scrub on your lips for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
3. Say Goodbye to dull, flaky lips!
Do this every 2 or 3 days to keep your lips radiant. If your lips are extra sensitive, keep it to once a week.
Have you tried any other home made remedies? What lip colour are you wearing for Spring/Summer?
Lots of love.
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