Tag Archives: Lip Balm

5 Skin Emergencies and How to Fix Them

Woman taking a selfie in the street

We’ve all had them, those skin emergencies that pop up right before that important date or a big meeting with the boss. Here are three common ones and quick fixes that can get you through: Flaky dry lips or skin – If you suddenly discover dry flakes, it won’t matter if you have the best […]

Five Great Uses of Shea Butter

Smiling woman applying shea butter in a container at mirror

Whether you prefer to use it pure or you choose to use a product that includes it, shea butter is an amazing moisturizer. For those of you who worry about such things, it is a plant-based butter. It even has a slight SPF to it (but not enough to count as your sun protection alone. […]

Make These Skin Care Changes for Spring

Woman removing makeup with cotton pad

In the same way that our wardrobe sheds layers and our makeup lightens up for spring, we should also take a look at our skincare regimen. The warmer (and possibly more humid) weather means that the cream cleansers and heavy moisturizers might go back in the cabinet for a few months. Here are five points […]

What Changes to Make in Your Makeup for Spring

Woman applying blush

Spring is usually the time when formulas and colors start lightening up as the trees bud out and the flowers bloom. While dark eye and lip colors and matte skin are the norm for the winter months, spring is about light and air and glow. Instead of the heavy matte foundation, try a tinted moisturizer […]

Date Night Skin Care

Couple on a romantic dinner date

It is not always something you think about when you are getting ready for a date – skin care. But when your complexion is soft and radiant, you will just feel better walking out the door. If you have time in advance of the date (i.e., they gave you more than one hour’s notice), it’s […]

Downsizing The Toiletry Bag – Cleansing, Exfoliating And Moisturizing Sticks

Personal care products on wooden table

As I have mentioned before, I am constantly looking for ways to downsize my toiletries especially when traveling. I have stumbled across three fantastic-looking items that could go a long way to helping with that endeavor! And they do not have to go in the dreaded 3-1-1 bag! Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Balm […]

What Makeup To Wear On the Plane

woman with casual makeup on plane

Generally speaking, it is not good to travel in your full face of makeup.  It usually ends up in a flaky mess (if you tend to be dry) or a puddle on your chin (if you tend to be oily).  Granted, not many of us want to show up to our destination looking tired and […]

The Five-Minute Face (AKA Dang Daylight Savings)

Woman applying mascara

Whether you hit the snooze bar one too many times, or are reeling from the time change this weekend, you need to get out the door!  A dry shampoo and a lightly scented body lotion can refresh the rest of you, but to make yourself presentable, here is a quick rundown of the five-minute face! […]

Pucker Up, A Balmy Existence

Woman applying lip balm

I will start by saying that I love lip balms! Not only do I have them everywhere I can stash them, I apply them religiously and constantly shop for new formulas. I usually prefer sticks or wand applicators over pots. It can sometimes be messy to apply a lip balm from a little pot, and […]

Pucker Up: Why So Many Lip Products?

Woman trying out lip color

What is it about lip products that is so addictive? Why do so many women own one foundation, perhaps one or two blushes, but almost always seem to have a bagful of lip balms and scrubs and plumpers and sticks and glosses and pencils? Personally, I suspect it is because it is such a simple […]