Lip Savers

Winter is rough on skin since all moisture is drained from the air… Plus, we might not be receiving all the vitamin D necessary for the perfect glow. One thing we can do – SAVE OUR LIPS!

I am a Lipstick Queen! Since working for FACE Stockholm, my collection has grown from 5 lipsticks to almost 30 (oops). A colorful pout adds to my vibrant style while increasing confidence. One thing I really really cannot stand – when my lipstick is cracked from dry, chapped, sore lips. Therefore, I am on a mission to find lip treatments that will conquer dryness to allow for smooth lipstick application.

It is a successful mission so far. I have found staple products I use each evening to nourish my lips for the next day full of color (and the challenge of picking out a lipstick).

  • FACE Stockholm Lip Treatment – This slightly tinted formula is the perfect go-to for a quick pick me up. It is easy to apply, looks very classy, and keeps lips hydrated for a decent amount of time.
  • Fabulips “Pout’-o-matic” – I saved my Ulta coupons for weeks to get this spa powered lip system. The kit comes with a lip exfoliating tool and the Fabulips Sugar Lips Scrub. The steps are simple – put a little less than a dimes worth of scrub onto the polishing head then scrub onto lips until sugar has dissolved. Results are soft, smooth lips free of dry cracks. I enjoy the Bliss sugar scrub, but decided to give the tool a try with a LUSH lip scrub.
  • The Kiss Lip Scrub – This is obviously a repeat product if you read my LUSH Valentine’s Haul. I cannot get enough of this pink, tangy sugar with sprinkles and confetti hearts! I used this scrub with the Fabulips set and loved the results even more. LUSH scrubs are a bit more course than the Bliss one making the exfoliation rougher – a plus for scrapping away all troubled skin.
  • The Kiss Lip Gloss – A favorite from last Valentine’s Day! This Lip Gloss is tough to apply on the go since it involved dabbing your finger into the product then applying. Although, the gloss is very easy to rub into your hands as a moisturizer since it is not sticky. The Kiss adds a slight pink to the lips with a whole lot of shimmer.
  • fresh Sugar Lip Serum – A true gem from one of my Sephora hauls. This serum is the perfect remedy for night time (almost like a face mask). After exfoliation, smoother your lips with this smoothing serum. It is a cooling, firm feeling at first that turns into a buttery balm. An all time favorite!

LUSH Valentine’s Day 2015

LUSH Valentine's Day Shades of pink and reds with scents that make you blush... Introducing select items from the LUSH Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Collection of 2015.

  • Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar – I have been waiting to try this bubble bar since it was released in Japan. This bar matches the Twilight bath bomb scent revealing hints of lavender and ylang ylang once crumpled under the faucet. The bath water bleeds glitter and bubbles while turning into a baby blue. A must for all!!
  • Love Locket Bath Bomb – An $11 bath bomb is ridiculous, but at least Love Locket can be used for three baths – both sides of the heart and the mini heart in the middle. This bubblegum pink bath bomb has not changed since last year (review here).
  • Lonely Heart Bubble Bar – Out of this group, I was least excited to try this product. It is a simple bubble bar that turns your bath a scarlet liquid with glitter. The unique scent of this not-so-bubbly product comes from the Love perfume – bergamot, jasmine, ylang ylang, and lemongrass.
  • Heart Throb Bubbleroon – Being the first exclusive Bubbleroon, Heart Throb has a lot on its plate. The scent is sexy and exhilarating while easily broken in half for two baths. This shea butter product turns your tub a cherry red with hints of gold flakes.
  • The Kiss Lip Scrub – Sugar + Salt + Sprinkles + Hot Pink + Glitter = Valentine’s Bliss. I love the sweet and salty taste. I love the coarse texture. My lips love it even more! Do your lips get cracked, dry, and flaky in the winter? Lip scrubs are the perfect treatment before applying lip balm since it scrubs away all dead skin and leaves healthy, smooth lips behind. (By far my favorite LUSH Lip Scrub – minus the hot pink mess it leaves)
  • Floating Flower Bath Bomb – Oh jasmine, how I love you and this bath bomb. Not only is the aroma enticing, the bomb actually twirls in the tub creating beautiful swirls of orange, green, and pink. This will definitely be a repurchase before the collection disappears.

The Kiss Lip Gloss

I am proud of myself… I am actually getting the chance to review all of the LUSH Valentine’s products before they are no longer available! Today, I would like to review one of them: The Kiss Lip Gloss!! This is an awesome product and seriously different from LUSH lip tints (they sell these year round).

Here are some images of my The Kiss (I was so excited to get this product I had to try it on the minute I opened it… hence the mini smear in the lip gloss):

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TEXTURE: this lip gloss is great. It feels very light and airy on your lips. It is not tooo tooo sticky. Which is a major plus for me since it does not have an applicator. I am able to put it on my lips with my fingers then smear my fingers together and the product disappears! It is so great. I wish LUSH had more lip glosses that were available all year round.

COLOR: your lips are a beautiful light pink with a hint of shimmer once you apply the product. Like I said above, it is super super super light definitely not as strong as the lip tints from LUSH.

SHORT LASTING: a major downfall for this product is the short life span on your lips. I have applied this about four times in an hour and 30 min. class… the product does not stay on your lips long enough! But I guess most lip glosses do not last forever like lip tints. The taste of the product is great. It is not fake at all and you can almost taste all the fresh products!

LIMITED EDITION: this product is only available in the LUSH Valentine’s collection which went into stores January 27 in the U.S. and should disappear after Valentine’s Day (February 14). So get it fast! I believe this lip gloss also came out in the 2013 Valentine’s Day collection.

FRESH INGREDIENTS: this lip gloss has an array of lip plumping butters in it. The fresh, preservative free ingredients in this product are: Fair Trade Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Agave Syrup, Cupuacu Butter, Almond Essential Oil, Guarana Seed Powder and much much more! If you want to learn more about any LUSH ingredients you can check out the LUSHopedia.

Have your lips experienced The Kiss yet?!