Monday, February 3, 2014

Perfecting your pout

Thank you again Blog Better Boston for featuring this post (along with 7 other fab bloggers) for the {hub}links round-up about all things love.  

I don't know about you, but I love kissing and if you've got dry lips, you might have loved ones questioning whether they want to kiss you or not... and that should never happen. Because every day should be a kissable day, there's no excuse to have scaly, peeling lips. Also, if you like to wear a dramatic lip color, your dry lips become even more obvious- and then you go from wanting to look polished to looking like you stopped drinking water and moved to an arid climate.

If you've never exfoliated your lips, you're going to love it! The scrubbing action makes them feel slightly tingly and it's equally as nice removing that texture.

And then the magic happens. Once you apply a hydrating lip balm/ moisturizer your lips are truly buttah. They're like a slip n' slide of satiny perfection and you won't be able to stop rubbing them together. So here's the two step process for perfectly kissable lips:

Step 1: Exfoliate
Fresh sugar lip polish/ Lush popcorn lip scrub/ e.l.f. lip exfoliatortarte maracuja lip exfoliantBite Beauty whipped cherry lip scrub
~ Just like exfoliating your face, you'll only need to exfoliate your lips 2-3x a week, at most. It's best to exfoliate your lips in the morning so your lips are soft all day. Just take a tiny amount of the lip scrub (half the size of a pea should work) and with your index finger, rub the scrub not only on your lips but the skin around your lips too. Rinse or tissue off any excess. Keep the lip scrub near your sink, or where you do your makeup, to act as a reminder. 

Step 2. Moisturize
EOS organic lip balm sphere/ Kiehl's lip balm #1/ Josie Maran argan lip treatment/
Sephora Collection super nourishing lip balm/ Jack Black intense therapy lip balm/ Neutrogena Norwegian formula lip moisturizer SPF 15/ Dior creme de rose smoothing plumping lip balm
~ Immediately after exfoliating, you'll apply the hydrating lip balm. For really dry lips (especially in the winter) have a stash of lip balms in all sorts of places- in your nightstand, purse, desk at work, car, diaper bag, etc. That way, you'll be able to maintain the benefits of your lip exfoliation. If you want to apply a lip color afterwards, just fold a tissue in half and "blot" or press your lips gently onto the tissue to remove some of the lip balm (don't rub it off though, that defeats the purpose).

You'll love how soft your lips feel, and hopefully, others will too!


  1. Great post! I see some lip products that I need to put on my wish list! :)

    1. Thanks! I know what you mean, I wish I had all these lip products too!