Luscious Lashes and Lips!
In a day in age where beauty products seem to be endless, two things we focus on the most (besides our weight) are lashes and lips. The two L's in beauty that are not included in the spelling but are a giant part of what we consider desirable.
First lips, while women with thin lips are going to great lengths, even injecting of their own fat to get the full pout of Angelia Jolie there are more healthy ways for your lips to scream "look at me" without making a sound. So here are a few easy ways to have those beautiful lips, while still looking natural.
1. A moment on the Lips...
What's that saying? wait, this time putting that sugar on your lips is a good thing! A lot of us exfoliate our bodies but neglect our lips they need attention too! Here is an easy at home recipe for a lip exfoliant. You can most certainly go buy one if you would like the easiest route but when you make your own you are avoiding unnecessary chemicals. Jut mix some coconut oil and brown sugar together to make a paste. Then apply to your lips and GENTLY move your finger in a circluar motion for 30 seconds (more if needed). wash away(or lick YUM it taste great, and is totally editable) and apply a lip conditioner.
2.Conditioned to be that way
While a lot of you might like those chap sticks or lip glosses with menthol in them it should be noted that menthol is actually drying to your skin so it will defeat the purpose. While chap stick is great while you are out in the elements because it has great sunscreens, just before going to bed or after exfoliating use a lip conditioner instead of a chaptick. The lip conditioners have antioxidants, and vitamins that are great for your lips. I use Lip conditioner when working on production sets and after one application the actors are seeking me out looking for more. They love it and I am NOT talking about women I am talking about men. There is no color or girly smell it simply gives the lip a healthy moisturized look without looking too shiny.
Lip Conditioners I recommend:
• Use that same coconut oil you used to make the scrub as a lip conditioner. You would be surprised to know how totally amazing coconut oil is for you. It has many uses ... but that is another
(and coming soon) blog post. You could keep some in a small jar next to your night stand.
• Argan Oils Orgnanic Lip Conditioner- Balm
• I keep Nutragena Lip Nutrition in my kit and everyone loves it!
Well we all know there are a million lip plumpers out there on the market. If you are unaware this is how most of them work.They use an irritant to cause your lip to have a reaction, hence why your lips "plump". It is more of a skin reaction to chemicals that are burning it but hey they will go numb in a few minutes so call it whatever you want with your sexy fuller lips. Just make sure you condition them later so they look full and soft like a cloud instead of full and flaky like a croissant. You can go a little fancier and a bit more costly and get one that contains palmitoyl oligopeptides as a way to trigger collagen and elastin fiber production in lips to make them plumper, but those are to achieve "long term results" so it will not be immediate.
The Perfect Fringe
There has been a lot of advancements in lashes. Most women and men for that matter directly associate lash legnth,fullness and darkness with youthfulness and beauty. So of coarse we all want long,black and thick lashes. Instead of going over extensions and those types of things today we are going to focus on our own lashes. So here is a little advice on the care and keeping of your lashes.
Leftovers might be good the next day from dinner but left overs from mascara...Gross! If you want to use an actual eye makeup remove I prefer M.A.C.'s eye makeup remover. They have a few different products depending on personal preference but whoever is behind that M.A.C. counter can help you choose the right one. If you want a cheaper more natural route feel free to use that coconut oil from the recipe above or even olive oil.
This might not be the most natural solution out there, but having your lashes tinted can be a great way to look great even at the beach or just out of the shower. It is fairly inexpensive and doesn't require daily attention. If you already have full long lashes but are lacking the black that makes them va va voom this will be a quick easy fix.
Don't you love me?
Lashes need to be conditioned too after all you are putting mascara on them every, ok well almost everyday. There are some really great all natural lash conditioners out there but I don't think you need to spend a fortune on this one. Just get one that isn't applied just before your mascara the point of this is to put it on at night time while you are giving your lashes a break. You could defiantly go back to your trusty coconut oil to make that 13.00 you spent on it worth every penny.
Wiggling is fun!
So do it every time you apply your mascara. Start at the base of the lashes and wiggle wiggle wiggle that wand. There is no need to invest in a vibrating wand for gosh sakes just give yourself some wiggle room and save the $20.00 bucks you would have spent.