MUST-HAVE Spring Lips!

Spring is RIGHT around the corner- and the beautiful spring lip colors are coming out in full force! These are the shades I’m IN LOVE with and have been playing with in my own kit the past couple weeks on … Continue reading

Cure for Winter Dry Lips- NATURALLY!

Face it, winter is a love hate for most of us…even here in Southern California we enjoy some chillier temps and occasional scarfs & boots AND the dreaded winter dry out! eee…our skin, hair & lips face their roughest months … Continue reading

Makeup 101: Perfect Nude Lip

I’ve spent YEARS, literally YEARS in search of the perfect Nude Lip and I am elated to share with you…I HAVE FOUND IT!!

There were a few times I thought I was close…but 2012 has already brought me the gratification of knowing Im sporting my favorite nude lip of all time.

Red lips? Fierce…Pink lips? Flirty…Nude lips? Classic! Bold eye, nude lip..learn it, love it, live it! 

Step one: MAC lip pencil in WHIRL

My old nude go to OAK is still a fun shade, however this color defines so well minus the any “wash out” feel..(yes, we’ve all seen it, and no..its not good!) Some people insist lip pencils are unnecessary, however…especially in a nude lip you need something to outline your lip line and enhance your lip shape. Even nude lips can be made pouty and flirty! 😉

Step two: MAC Lipstick in MYTH

Its a gorgeous neutral tone that still offers the right amount of color. Its beauuutiful and makes your lips look lusssshious!

Step Three: MAC LipGlass in C-THRU

Add a hint of sass with some light toned, shiny gloss! Its a flirty addition to “myth” and enhances lips to appear plumper. HOT!

Pucker up ladies, and enjoy these flawless shades,

xoxo

DIY lip scrub

Issues with lipstick going on smoothly? Chapped lips that never seem lip locking ready? There’s hope ladies…My gift  to you..Simple, natural DIY lip scrub à la Brittany Michele.

Your skin is THE largest organ and needs to be cleansed of dead skin. Its functions of expelling toxins, ample breathing and circulation will be hightend with regualr exfoliation.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Honey (1tbsp)
  • Brown Sugar(1tbsp)
  • Olive Oil
Honey is a natural antioxidant . It helps to keep the skin feeling soft by assisting in the skins’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh delpeted skin. Honey is able to help keep skin hydrated and provents drying, and has been used  as an ancient beauty staple with “honey and milk” to keep skin youthful and smooth. (Even Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, swore by this beauty secret and  it has been used in Chinese medicine since the 6th century BC to substance both the body and soul!)
Brown Sugar is chalk full of Vitamin B and assists in exfoliating your skin without drying it out. Its texture is course enough to exfoliate your skin but isnt abrasive enough to irritate your skin. Its a natural, no preservative ingredient to insure no harm to your skin.
Mix the Honey and Brown sugar together, Apply the paste textured mixture to your lips and leave on for a few minutes. (Try not to lick your lips..kinda tempting!) and then start GENTLY  “buffing” your lips with the mixture in circular motions. The brown sugar is now exfoliating the dead skin off your lips- do this until all the skin is buffed off. Immediatly apply Olive Oil to your lips as your all natural lip moitsurizer. (This secret was also used by Cleopatra!)
With my addiction to pinker than pink glossy lips, I use this scrub at least 2x a week. It only takes a few minutes and your lips feel instantly smoother, fuller and more hydrated!
With these lips, more x’s than o’s,
xoxo