Help! My lips are dry all the time!

dry lips “Help!!! My lips are dry all the time!” was a recent comment on my social media from a lip-parched friend who is tired of having dry, sore lips all the time. My first thought was how strongly I could relate to this plea, after years on strong prescription acne medication having dry lips became the norm for me for awhile and it’s something even now I have to keep on top of.

There are 4 simple things you can do to help keep your lips moisturised and in good condition if just general dryness/chapped lips is your issue. If you are dealing with super dry lips as a side effect of medication or lip splits (cracks in the corners of your mouth) scroll down for some more aggressive treatments. Continue reading



Top seven beauty essentials

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Recently I sat down and thought about what beauty products I consider absolute essentials, and I decided on these final 7. In my opinion these products need beautiful big gold medals and a life time supply of chocolate chip cookies (what a prize right?!) Nothing beats them, and without these essentials my routines just wouldn’t be the same.

β™₯ Tangle Teezer –Β The best hair brush I have ever tried!
This brush keeps my hair smooth and completely knot free, as well as being lightweight and easy to take around with me. My purchased my current Tangle Teezer about 2 years ago now and it is still in perfect condition, they are built to withstand a bit of chucking around into bags, drawers and bathroom cupboards. Continue reading



Linden Leaves Product Review & Competition Details

natur I recently got sent some goodies from the lovely people at Linden Leaves to try, and I have gone from never, ever hearing of this brand before to being totally in love with it! If you are like the old me and haven’t heard of Linden Leaves before – It is an NZ company which is cruelty free using natural ingredients in recyclable packaging. Many of their products are even produced by hand so they do really have quite a special touch to them. Keep reading to see what I think of their products and how to enter their Lip Balm competition! Continue reading



EOS is SOS for your lips

eos lip balmI recently popped into Martha’s Backyard for a spot of American grocery shopping (isn’t that store just a little gem?!), when I spotted some EOS lip balms behind the counter. I’ve heard a lot about these brightly coloured, egg shaped lip life savers, so I decided to give one a go. I heard the word ‘strawberry sorbet’ and I was handing over my cash in an instant for that little pink ball and a few other goodies*. Continue reading



Getting lippy with the ‘lipstick tag’

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I really love lipstick, and now with a few tricks and a bit of practice I have figured out how to make my favourite shades last even longer. I’m also the biggest fan of a bold lip for winter, (please give it a try, you won’t look back!) I saw this cute lipstick tag featuring on Elese Aesthete recently and thought I’d give it a go! Continue reading