Dry. Cracked. Peeling – All words to describe my lips during these frigid winter months – yummy, right? NOT AT ALL! And these consistent snow storms on the East Coast aren’t helping to relieve any of these unsightly symptoms unfortunately. I am an obsessive lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm re-applier. Guilty as charged! But the number of applications increases as the temperature decreases, which is why I just had to blog about my favorite picks to moisturize, hydrate and keep those puckers plump and perfect
I’m a HUGE lipstick gal, hence, the reason I started my very own lipstick line! But there are those times when you don’t need or even want pigment on the lips. If it’s the ultra-natural look you’re going for… I have just the products that have helped me achieve mega moisture with a hint of shine for appearances.
Here are my must-have’s:
Aquaphor Lip Repair ($4.99 USD): So, what’s so special about this product? Seems pretty basic… sold in a generic drug store and its over-the-top affordable… well, EVERYTHING is right, right, right about it! If you have seriously dry & cracked lips – this is for you! I’ve been using this product for almost 10 years now. In the winter months, my stock pile increases, but I recommend this to everyone that asks me how they can remedy their lip troubles. The consistency is more ‘jelly-like’ but it’s not sticky at all. It glides on smoothly and lasts for a while which allows it the time to penetrate and heal, for real.
Bliss fabulips glossy balm in “Vanilla Mint” ($14 USD and available in 2 additional fresh flavors – citrus mint & peppermint): This amazing-ness in a tube was given to me while on set of the Bliss Spa photo shoot in NYC about a month ago, as a little ‘thank you’ for being their makeup artist. Well, I need to be thanking Blissworld for this fabulous product! I love everything about it – the high shine, super nourishing shea butter + vitamin E formula, and best of all, the minty vanilla scent. It not only looks great, it smells wonderful too! There’s a small tint of pigment to it, but not overbearing at all. It’s just enough to give me a fresh-faced look!
Sweet Little Nugget “Sweet-E” Vitamin E Stick ($8 USD): Now, I’m a teenie-weenie bit bias on this one but I don’t write about products that I don’t believe in, let alone, sell products that I don’t believe in. So I added this one because you need this in your pocket AT ALL TIMES. Looks like a lipstick (comes in a sleek black tube case) and filled with nutrients that will leave those lips moist, hydrated, and most of all, healthy. There is a bit of a shine to it, which works well for both day and night looks. I personally use this stick alone during the day and underneath my lipstick at night. It is both paraben-free & fragrance-free and my favorite of everything I sell – no joke! I love that it works for both men and women… can’t beat that!! I am selling this directly for now – contact me at email@example.com to place your order and it will appear on my pretty products page shortly for purchase.