So Let’s Talk Lips

So Let’s Talk Lips

Hello darlings! This week on the Real Side of Beauty we are talking all things lips. Everything from do’s/don’ts, favorite lip products, and even a routine that will ensure healthy beautiful lips.

The do’s and don’ts are more don’ts than anything. I got into a bad habit of licking my lips when they felt dry, but this only dries them out more creating chapped lips. You do want to moisturize your lips, but you should use a balm or treatment. However, you don’t want to over apply.

*Pro Tip: Try to avoid petroleum jelly or a petroleum product. As well as paraffin products. This just coats the lips from moisture, making your lips more dry.*

So, let’s dive right into my routine! (which will include my favorite products.)

First things first, EXFOLIATE! Using a sugar scrub can help take off dry skin as well as promote circulation to really help the health of your lips. Now you can either D.I.Y. or like me use a product already made. My two favorite lip scrubs are Elf Brown Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.lip1

*Pro Tip: The elf scrub is much more intense and personally I believe it to be the better of the two.*

Second step is hydrating those scrubbed up lips! I usually do this routine at night so I prefer a lip treatment. I could write a whole post on the Kiehl’s Buttermask. It is honestly game changing. I highly recommend this treatment if you don’t mind the cost. For daily moisture I use either Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm or The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter.lip 3

Now lastly, (or the final step) is lip color. Now I could tell you a hundred lipstick favorites. But we all have lives so I will tell you two I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday for the last month or so. Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème (shade 530 peony buff) YSL Rouge Pur Couture (Shade 70)lip 2

I want to wrap this up by saying that I know adding extra steps to a beauty routine can seem kind of daunting. Believe me these small steps will help. I haven’t had chapped lips since I can remember and they always look super healthy and soft.

Let me know if you try any of these steps or products in the comment section. As well as your opinion on lip fillers! I’ve been thinking about getting some for awhile now because of my uneven top lip.

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The Perfect Red Lip

The Perfect Red Lip

Could there be such a thing? Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well. In today’s post I’m going to give you the secret to the perfect Red lip! FOR ANYONE (Scouts Honor)

Recently I bought the Chanel Rouge COCO Lipstick in no other than the shade Gabrielle. As well as the lip liner in Rouge Profond. This has made all the difference! (Seriously)

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A little review:

Lipstick– Its super creamy, the color is so strong as well as long-lasting!

LipLiner– Easy to use, stays put and comes with a NICE lip brush on the end of the pencil. It ever came with a pencil sharpener. (WHAT!)

So, on to the perfect Red lip how-to:

Start with a good base! I use a sugar lip scrub (from lush of course) as well as a super moisturizing lip balm. I let that sit for a little bit.

Then, I continue to apply the lip liner right outside the line of my lips for a pouty look. Make sure you fill in the lips as well so the lipstick stays put.

Final touch, applying the lipstick!

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And that’s it! Your all done. (You can thank me later!)

If you have any questions or concerns leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day, What is your favorite lipstick red or nude?

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Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well. Recently we had lunch with my Grandmother and she very sweetly gave us (my sister and I) Christmas money and I could not help myself! I’ll add everything else I bought in my Christmas Haul.

But I’ve been drooling over the Holiday body set from Laura Geller. It was orginally $45.00 but is now on sale for $25.00 at Ulta. The set comes with an adorable wand with a white poof at the top. As well as the Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting. Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

You can use it in multiple ways, which is amazing. You can use it as a body highlighter and bronzer as well as a face highlighter. I love the beautiful shine and sparkle it adds to the skin. Especially for the upcoming Christmas parties I will be attending. To say that I am in love with this product is an understatement.

The product itself is very buildable and does not cake up. It reminds me of the early 2000’s, those large brushes with the glitter inside of it (much less tacky.) It doesn’t have a real smell, this is a good thing considering you have to use it on such a large part of your body compared to something on your face.

It has a TON of product and will last well into the summer!

If you have any questions or concerns just leave a comment….. let’s chat.

Question of the day: What is a good fake tan product?

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July Empties!

July Empties!

Hello everyone… I hope all is well as usual! July has been packed with so much which has reflected in my lack of posts! For that, I am truly sorry.

At last, I’ve saved up my all my beauty trash and here today to give you my July empties. Yay! I love the idea of looking at what others have finished so I hope you do to.

IMG_3564Starting with the Home Grown Fresh Picked makeup wipes. I felt these were so-so, nothing to write home about, but did the job. They smelt fine and I used them for much more than just removing my makeup. I felt like the pack was never ending!

Up next was the OOZOO Face Injection Mask. Which I did a review on my blog. (Shameless Plug) I loved this mask and plan to buy many more. Oh, and did I mention they have more than one!

Bubble Bath Pearls, I got these on sale at OLD NAVY. Yes, Old Navy! They were those little balls with an oil inside, definitely a 90’s throw back. They really didn’t do anything but hey they were fun!IMG_3563

Sephora Charcoal Nose Strip… I’m not sure how I felt about this strip. It pulled out some black heads just like the bore strips, but… the smell! (Omg) It was so strong, plus its right on your nose. I would not repurchase.

Hey Smile, I’m not sure what this is called I would want to say the “bleaching” agent. I love my hey smile system. I use it all the time (I’m sorta obsessed,) and its super affective.

Dollar Tree bath soak? Enough said. I didn’t like it one bit, I do not know what I was thinking when I bought it. I love the dollar store but their bath products are a no-go for me.

Loreal Face Masks are awful, they burnt my skin. I didn’t even finish them.

Benefit Porefessionals, I have rebought this product a million times. It’s my perfect primer and I would never switch! I’m a die hard fan.

Thats pretty much it! I hope you enjoyed reading about my empties. Oh did anyone peep the new background? Are we fans?

If you have any comments or concerns please comment below. Let’s chat!

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