July 8, 2009

Kissable Lips

Lips need to be taken care just like any other part of your body, so don’t leave them out. There are a ton of different lip glosses and chap sticks out there. Way too many to name. My top 4 as of now are the following:

C O Bigelow’s Mentha lip gloss is minty and moisturizing. It lasts a pretty long time. Every time I wear it I know I don’t have to worry about reapplying a million times. There are many other different flavors to try if you don’t like minty ones.

Burt’s Bee’s chap stick is my secret weapon of chap stick. In my opinion it is the best out there. Not only does is do wonders for your lips, but Burt’s Bees is an Earth-friendly company that makes natural products. I recommend all of their products. It’s affordable, good for our environment, and it works.

Lip VenomI’m also a huge fan of lip plumpers. Lip Venom from DuWop is one of my favorites, because I feel it working. I love the tingling sensation. The only thing that sucks is that it costs $16 and it’s really tiny. So I only buy it once in a while.

I had to leave the most interesting for last. Soap&Glory is a line of beauty and body products that are fun to use. Aside from the lip gloss having such a fun name (Sexy Mother Pucker) this lip plumper causes some major tingling. And not just tingling, it feels like if your lips are vibrating. I kid you not. If you want to try a lip plumper or any lip gloss you have to try Sexy Mother Pucker. You can find the line of products at Target.  Don’t you want your lips to vibrate? =)


Down With Frizz

Here are a couple more tips on how to deal with frizzy hair. Whether it’s an everyday battle or you just need to get it under control on those rainy days, you can try any of the following:

  • Avoid blow drying your hair too much. The cooler your hair stays the better. But, if you do start to dry it then you have to finish the job. If you leave your hair even slightly damp, it will start to frizz.
  • Try using a heavy conditioner. Something with the word “deep” or something similar to that on the tittle. It’ll help weigh the hair down.  On days where you think your hair will be out of control leave the conditioner in for about 5 minutes. Then rinse.
  • If a serum isn’t working, try a smoothing creme. Frederic Fekkai has a really good one called, Coiff Perfecteur Anti-frizz Silkening Creme.

Coiff Perfecteur Anti-Frizz Silkening CremeYou can find this at practically any sephora store or the website.


Want Flawless Skin

This is the makeup every girl should own. It’s called Bare Minerals. A lot of you guys have probably heard of it already. I have never been let down by it. It’s extremely easy to apply and feels like you have nothing on. Not only that, but it looks so natural on your skin. You look as if you have flawless skin every time you use it, even when you don’t. When you buy what’s called the starter kit, you get all the essentials including all the brushes you need. The kit also includes a DVD that shows you step by step how to do everything. It’s easy to follow. In no time you’ll be a pro. (I’ve had days where I have to be out of the house in 5 minutes and I’m so good at putting the bare minerals on now that I can literally do it in like 2 minutes if I have too.)

I have by bad skin days, (sometimes weeks) but bare minerals hides it from the rest of the world. No one can ever call you cake face when you use bare minerals, because all you need is a small amount each time you use it. This natural makeup gives you a beautiful glow everyday. I’ve been using it for a year and I swear by it. I love practically all makeup, but this is by far my favorite  and hopefully it’ll become your favorite too =). Give it a try and I promise you’ll be hooked.

(Bare Minerals is also great for people with sensitive skin and who normally break out with the use of makeup.)


Affordable Skin Care

There are a ton of products to choose from, when it comes to caring for your skin. Sometimes it seems like the ones that will truly work are the really expensive ones. That isn’t the case at all. Aveeno is an affordable skin line that really works. All of their products have natural ingredients, and you can find things for the body, face, hair, and even products for babies. 


Here are the types of things you can get from Aveeno:

  • body washes, lotion, anti-itch products, shaving gel
  • face moisturizers, cleansers, anti-aging treatments
  • lip conditioners, cold sore products
  • baby care products
  • sun protection products
  • hair care for all types of hair
  • shampoo/conditioners
  • leave-in treatments

Aveeno continues to come up with naturally based products that get the work done, and are affordable. You can find the products at pharmacy’s and target. 

Visit Aveeno to get free sample of their new shampoo/conditioner. All you have to do is fill out a quick survey =).


Protection from the Sun

The weather gets lovelier everyday. I’m enjoying it and hoping that I won’t need to wear a coat again until maybe October or November. Along with the this warm weather comes the sun’s damaging UVB/UVA rays. Studies have shown that both UVB/UVA rays are stronger than ever and can cause a lot of harm. Even when it’s not blazing hot outside remember to put on sunscreen. Not just on your body, but on your face as well. 

coolibar_2048_7028441Aveeno is such a good skin care line. Their products really work, and they’re so affordable. I’ve been using Aveeno’s face moisturizer, which also has an SPF 15. It smells good, and leaves a glow on my face.


neutrogena-ultra-sheer-dry-touch-sunblock-spf-85_slideshow_imageNeutrogena has a couple of sunscreens to choose from. My experience with Neutrogena products has been a good one. They really deliver what they say they’ll do for you. 


p232115_heroFor those of you who love Bare Minerals, just like me, there’s a mineral sunscreen for your face to try out. It has an SPF 30, you don’t feel it on your skin at all, and just like their makeup line, it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. You don’t have to worry about breakouts and you’re protecting your face from the harmful sun rays.

I’m the first who should take my own advice when it comes to the sun. I love laying out and I love being tan. I’ve become more aware of the harm the sun causes. A tip I picked up is that you should buy sunscreen with a higher SPF than 30. 30 is the number everyone should be using, but the higher the SPF the less you have to reapply it. 

O and don’t forget about your lips. There are many lip balms that have an SPF of usually 15. Your lips need protection as well. 


Foundation For EverySkin

Foundation can be tricky to choose. There are so many different ones to choose from. Sometimes you have to try a couple different ones and see what works best with your skin.

bareMinerals SPF 15 FoundationMineral and Powder foundation are great because they aren’t as messy. They’re easier to manage. They are good also for those of us with combination or oily skin. If you have oily skin look for words on the label of the foundation like, “mattefying” and “oil free”.

Mat Velvet + Matifying FoundationLet’s not forget about liquid foundation. If you have a photo shoot or an even coming up, that you know you will take a ton of pictures at, try a liquid foundation. Your skin will come out looking great in the pictures. I guess you can say liquid foundation is the photogenic one of the bunch. If you have dry skin try a liquid foundation.

The Sensual Skin EnhancerCream based foundations are another option. They’re usually creamy in the powder, but once you apply it on the face you get a powdery finish. Any skin type can use this. Cream based foundations can also be usead as concealers.


Need a Quickie...

So you’re about to be late to work or class and you have absolutely no time for anything. Here’s the quickie that will make you look cute regardless:

Grab an eyelash curler, clamp those lashes and your eyes will instantly look wider. Don’t forget to apply mascara afterwards to keep the look.

Then just put on some bronzer or blush (which ever you prefer), some lip gloss, and you’re good to go.