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Lip Tips For Fall & Winter

November 7, 2016

Let’s face it, we’ve all fallen in love with the matte lipstick craze that has taken over 2016. As we shift into fall and winter it would be a no brainer to rock out all of these amazing deep reds, dusty roses, plums, and whatever other shade your heart desires with a matte liquid lip. But I have a challenge for you. Maybe, just maybe, for the sake of your lip’s health you should try something on the cream side this season or get ready to pamper the hell out of those lips when you take that lipstick off.

Lips suffer in the dry winter months, we all know it and we all deal with it in different ways. Lip balms, chapsticks (DANGER WILL ROBINSON), and moisturizers are all go to’s when trying to keep our lips healthy when the temperatures start to drop. Did you know though that using your favorite matte lipsticks could actually make it even worse? It wasn’t really something I thought about until recently and being in love with all of these new shades I just bought I told myself everything would be fine. Guess what, I was wrong.


I live in the south where balmy for this time of year could mean 75 with 80% humidity so it never crossed my mind that I would need to take extra precautions with my lips. That is until they cracked and broke out after a weekend of wearing this amazing Colour Pop matte liquid lipstick that I just can’t seem to live without right now and needing to turn my heat on overnight for the first time. That was when I realized that I was going to need to step my game up if I wanted to keep using it during the cooler months. I’d say drier but let’s face it, the only reason the air feels drier in Charleston in winter is because we’re turning the heat on; but considering that when it is cooler we tend to spend more time indoors, our skin is faced with drier conditions most of the time. Humidity rant aside, I needed to find a new way to keep my lips moisturized.


I’ve got two words for you that made my lips feel better almost overnight: scrub and mask. The concept seems pretty simple, we do both to our faces on a regular basis already so why not treat the skin on our lips with the same respect? First of all, sugar lip scrubs are a great way to not only exfoliate your lips but they’re also excellent at removing lip stains so for me using a scrub is really like hitting two steps in one. My favorite lip scrub right now is the Snowed In from Perfectly Posh (on a side note if you haven’t noticed, I’m an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh). It’s got an amazing vanillamint flavor that I’m loving right now and is full of natural ingredients like sugar, shea and cocoa butters, honey, macadamia, jojoba, and peppermint oil. There’s also another scrub called Orange Cara-Mellow that’s an orange and caramel flavor.


After using one of them to remove the last bits of my lip color and washing my face I follow it up with a lip mask. I’d never heard of a lip mask before Perfectly Posh came out with one and as weird as it might sound, it’s kind of a no brainer. You use face masks for a variety of reasons so why not use one on your lips. Goodnight Kisses is an overnight lip mask you can use while you sleep. It will help deeply hydrate your lips so they’ll be ready for whatever you want to put on the next day. These simple two steps have been keeping my lips healthy and hydrated while I continue to go against recommendations and wear my matte lipsticks.


A couple of other options are to try some cream lipsticks this season and to always use a hydrating lip balm when you’re not wearing any color.

Beauty Tip Tuesday

Why Scentbird is my new favorite monthly subscription

June 14, 2016

Last month I received my very first Scentbird perfume. I heard about the website through a YouTube video and thought I would give it a shot. I’ve always been on the fence about perfumes because of my allergies. It was hard to find ones that I enjoyed, that wouldn’t cause me to look like I’d been crying all day, and that were in my price range. I’ve been wanting to try lots of new ones and start building a decent little collection so finding Scentbird has been perfect.

If you’ve never heard of Scentbird before its a subscription based site that sends you a small 30 day supply of perfume every month. Your first month you’ll also get a case to put the vials in. This way you can try before you commit to an entire bottle of something for a really low price. When I got my first one in last month I was actually really surprised at how much you get in the vial for less than $15 a month! The other really great thing about the company is that their site is designed to help you find the kind of scent that you like, or in my case the kind that I’m not going to have an allergy attack with by just opening the packaging. You can use their smart search to combine occasions, scent type, seasons and more to create a list of perfumes that fit your needs. Then add them all to your queue for a hassle free subscription.

The carrying case is pretty amazing too. Not only is it designed to make applying perfume easy but it actually allows you to take it with you without fear of a bottle breaking or spilling in your bag. It’s perfect when you’re going to be out and on the go all day and need to refresh it!

There’s also a perfume of the month feature and just in case you forget to add to your queue, they’ll send you that so you don’t miss out. It gets even better because they have a colognes available too so there’s something for everyone! Does this sound good to you? Subscribe to Scentbird today and get a free perfume!

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Perfectly Posh

August 3, 2015

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m beginning the process of renovating and refurnishing my house. I’ve already started and have quite a few things bought already. I have a brand new refrigerator and my home office is actually almost done with the first phase, I’m just waiting for the bookcase to come back into stock so I can get that moved in and finish getting everything out of boxes. After that I’ll be moving on to my guest room. The only problem I’ve run into so far is that even with all the budgeting I’ve been doing I’m running into financial stumbling blocks. Between interest rates and higher utilities I’m just not where I had hoped to be so when my sister introduced me to Perfectly Posh I knew it was something I wanted to give a go.

After using the products for about three weeks I was hooked. I’ve always struggled with oily skin, mild acne and dry feet from always being in flip flops. After once use of some bath salts and a body scrub on my feet, they remained soft and moisturized for a week. By the afternoon every day I always felt like I needed to just strip everything off my face and scrub it but using their skin masks two to three times a week have gotten that under control and their soaps and scrubs have helped reduce my overall acne. That doesn’t even cover how much softer and healthier my skin feels from their lotions. Needless to say, I’ve never been so impressed with a skin care line and I’ve tried things from sensitive skin products to $100 mud masks.

Once I’d fallen in love with the products I saw an opportunity to help me reach my goals by signing up to become and independent consultant. This way I can not only enjoy the products myself but easily share them with my friends and family. I’ve been at it for a few weeks now and not only is my skin and hair doing better than ever but I’ve heard from my customers just how much they love the product after one use!

My launch party is currently going on and is open until about 2pm on Friday. If you’re interested in trying anything out visit the site and sign up for a Perks account. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a party feel free to contact me!