May 23, 2011
Want smooth, sexy, supple lips? Lips need more that just a balm or gloss to keep them silky, kissable, and hydrated. Exfoliate! Say goodbye to dry flaky lips with these easy lip scrub recipes that use some simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry.
What is Exfoliation?
In a nut shell, exfoliation is the removal of old dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
Since lip skin does not have hair, nor does it have sweat glands or sebaceous glands, lips do not have the usual protection that keeps skin smooth and supple. This explains why the lips have a tendency to become more easily chapped and dehydrated. Just like our face, lips need to be properly cared for if you want a smooth lip color application that is going to last.
Lip Exfoliation Benefits:
- Properly exfoliated lips are less prone to chapping
- Lip color goes on more smooth
- Lip color stays on better
Benefits to making your own Lip Scrub
- Less expensive than pre-made lip scrub or lip exfoliant
- Always fresh! Make only what you need!
- No harmful chemicals; use natural ingredients from your kitchen!
Best Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth, Kissable, Luscious Lips!
Things You’ll Need:
- Small Bowl
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
- ½ tsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
- Toothbrush with “soft” bristles (optional)
Step by Step Instructions:
- In the small bowl, mix brown sugar and olive oil (or coconut oil) together using a spoon. The mixture should be a paste-like consistency.
- Using your index finger and your middle finger, scoop some of the lip scrub mixture onto your fingers; gently pat the mixture onto your lips.
- Using a circular motion, move your fingers gently around your entire lip area for approximately 10 seconds. Note: for advanced exfoliation, use a soft bristled toothbrush and “lightly brush” the mixture in a circular motion around your lip area. Don’t brush too hard!
- Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes.
- Rinse mixture away from your lips with warm water.
- Immediately apply olive oil or coconut oil to soothe your lip area. Use weekly.
Salt or Sugar?
Although salt scrubs are great for the body, we do not recommend the use of salt as a substitute for sugar when making a lip scrub. Sugar tastes more yummy, but most importantly, salt can be irritating to your lips.
Don’t over exfoliate! Lip scrubs should only be used once per week. Lip tissue is extremely sensitive and the use of lip scrubs too often can result in damaged lip tissue.
April 7, 2011
We see it time and time again. Brides are so excited that their wedding day has arrived! The planning is done, the big day is here and they are exhausted! We can always see it in their eyes! One of the keys to looking fantastic for your wedding is to start taking care of your eyes NOW!
The tissue around the eyes is one of the most delicate areas on our face. Eyes easily shows the signs of stress, dehydration, and lack of sleep. No matter your age, using an emollient eye cream prior to bed time can help your eye area look it’s absolute best. Whether your hire a professional make-up artist or are doing your make-up yourself, you will be greatful that your eye area is a smooth canvas ready to be enhanced!
Our favorite: Purlieu2 Intensive Eye Therapy Creme. Packed full of anti-aging ingredients, this emollient eye creme is designed to help soften fine lines, tension lines, and wrinkles. A must have for anyone looking to significantly improve their eye area!
Save 25% on Purlieu2 Intensive Eye Therapy Creme now! through April 30, 2011. Coupon Code: M6TA5H0S85B
February 10, 2011
Yes, it’s true! Sleeping on a satin pillowcase can help reduce wrinkles. When you sleep, your skin can become creased or squished for long period of times. Over time, “sleep creases” can become more pronounced. Satin slides against your skin allowing your skin to move and keep your skin from creasing for long periods of time. Another satin pillow case bonus? Satin is less absorbant than cotton. Therefore, your skin will stay more hydrated because your night moisturizer won’t be absorbed by your pillow case!
November 11, 2010
Increase the wear of your lip color with the use of a lip primer! With a light touch, apply a small amount of lip primer or foundation to your lips. This will create a neutral base to which lip color will adhere. Lip primers are preferred over foundation as lip primers have special ingredients that act like a magnet which will help to increase the wear of your lip color. Our recommendation: Niki Faith’s Lip Fix with anti-aging Peptides!
For other great lip tricks and tips check-out Niki Faith’s Guide to Luscious Lips
November 10, 2010
Want to create the the illusion of a fuller upper and lower lip? Using a lip liner, line both the upper and lower lips slightly outside the natural lip line. When selecting a lip liner color, make sure you select a color that either closely matches your actual lip pigment or choose a color that matches the lip color you will be applying. Unless you are specifically creating a specific “lip look”, a lip liner that is darker than the lip color you will be applying is not recommended.
When applying lip color, remember that darker colors make lips look smaller and lighter colors will make lips look fuller.
For more lip tricks and tips, check-out Niki Faith’s Guide to Luscious Lips!