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Monday, July 30, 2012

Dry Lips? My favorite lip moisturizers and a DIY lip scrub!

Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall. Rain or Shine. It's possible no matter when to get dry lips. Even though it's more easier to get drier lips in the winter season because all the moisture is being sucked out of your body. It's so easy to get super soft, healthy lips really quickly!

First off, it's very very very very very important to moisturize your lips daily with a lip balm/moisturizer.
From Left to Right: Soft Lips Lip Protectant SPF 20 in Vanilla $2.99, Nivea A Kiss Of Moisture Hydrating Lip Care SPF 4 $2.99, EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Summer Fruit $3.29 , Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate $12.00
-Prices vary by location- 
Out of my huge stash, or should I say hoard, of lip moisturizing products, these 4 would have to be my favorites. I picked 3 inexpensive ones that you can find at most drugstores, and one of my higher-end brand ones. All of them moisturize well, and they are just super good for your lips. If I had to pick one though, it'd defiantly be the Korres Lip Butter. I absolutely love the sheer color it gives my lips in addition to the impactful moisturization it provides for them. Although it is on the pricier side for the size you buy, it is absolutely amazing and worth the money. After I bought the Korres lip butter I started purchasing more products from them, such as their lip glaze (Which I must say is amazing! It just has a little more pigmentation and creaminess than the butters.)

Second off, exfoliation. E X F O L I A T I O N. Memorize this word as it will become essential to your beauty routine. Exfoliating your lips will slaw off all the dead skin flakes (ew, I know, sounds gross) and help stimulate blood cells for more radiant, healthy lips. *But don't over exfoliate, that could cause breakage, bleeding, etc. Once or twice a week is good enough!

You can easily spend a ton of money on really expensive lip scrubs which mostly all contain the same ingredient, sugar. Since lip scrubs are not sold at the drugstore (usually), they can be hard to find and most of the time, expensive. You can be paying anywhere from $10-$50 on lip scrub products. Here is an easy recipe that provides the exact same effects as expensive lip scrubs you can purchase at beauty stores. These ingredients are mostly found in all kitchens so it's cheap and effective!



Ingredients: 
**Try to use all organic ingredients**
1. White Sugar/Brown Sugar- you can use either or, or you can mix them together! Just make sure the crystals are fine, not too bulky or harsh.
2. Honey
3. Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Lemon juice, Sweet Almond Oil..etc. (Optional)-If you want extra moisturization.
4. Food Coloring (Optional)-If you want it to be a certain color.

1. Just mix the ingredients together so it'll become a scrub like paste. Not too liquidy, but not too rough. Pour mixture in a small container and you're done!

I love making DIY beauty projects such as this scrub because it's customizable and fun! You can add any ingredients you'd like. You can decorate the container, personalize it with a label, the possibilities are endless!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa



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