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Monday, October 17, 2022

DIY: Pumpkin spice lip scrub

October 17, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

If you like autumn and pumpkin spice, then you will love this DIY pumpkin spice lip scrub. This homemade lip scrub is both vegan and budget-friendly. Lip scrubs help remove dead skin cells and dry, flaky skin from your lips. They also give your lips a nice, smooth, and hydrated feel.

Read this: How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks.

So, if you want to know how to get soft lips, just follow this DIY recipe. This lip scrub is extremely easy to prepare and only requires four (4) ingredients. It will only take you a few minutes to make!

woman using a lip scrub

Here are the straightforward ingredients for making this homemade lip scrub. You will not only enjoy making it, but you will love the extra soft lips it will give you.


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 


  1. Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mix ingredients together.
  3. Place into a jar.

How to use:

  1. Apply a small amount to your lips.
  2. Rub your lips together or with your finger for 10 seconds.
  3. Wipe off pumpkin spice lip scrub residue with a towel. 

Are you going to give this DIY a try? Let me know in the comments below.

Talk to you soon!


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Beauty hack | You need to put this on your lips!

January 22, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

My previous post was about preventing chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. This post is also all about lip care. This time I want to share a beauty hack with you!

When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, lips tend to be neglected. Ironically, lips are one of the first and most prominent areas that show signs of ageing. As we age, lips start losing volume and lines and wrinkles accumulate over time. If you're a smoker or someone with the habit of puckering your lips, wrinkles can form sooner than you think.

female puckering lips

The skin around the eyes and on the lips is very similar. In fact, you can find many eye-lip combo creams on the market. Both areas are made up of the thinnest skin on the face. Because the skin is so thin, these areas also lack sebaceous glands. Since the skin on these areas doesn't produce any oil, both areas are more prone to dryness, which means that they’re also prone to showing signs of ageing faster than other parts of the face. Additionally, the lip area is constantly moving, so like the eye area, it's even more prone to lines and wrinkles.

Related posts: Eye cream or no eye cream?

This is why it makes sense to use your eye cream for both the eye and lip area. Eye cream is made with extra-nourishing ingredients. You just have to add your leftover eye cream or serum to your lips (and upper lip) after dabbing your eye area!

Will you be using eye cream on your lips too? 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks 😷

January 20, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

The pandemic is still with us and, mandatory mask orders are still in effect in various countries. This means that millions of people are, potentially, suffering from skin problems caused by face masks.

Related post: Prevent (and treat) skin problems caused by face masks

As we are covering up our mouths and noses to stop the spread of Covid-19, some of us are encountering new skin problems. We've all heard of “maskne” (mask-related acne). 

Masks are important, but unfortunately, wearing them can cause a range of skin conditions. Wearing a face mask for long hours can cause dry, cracked, chapped lips that come about due to the environment inside.

Like many things in life, if you can prevent your lips from getting chapped in the first place, you won’t have to suffer through the recovery process. Here are some tips to help prevent dry lips:

lipstick mark on face mask

  • Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush or a sugar scrub.
  • Apply a lip mask after exfoliating. Try an overnight lip mask to moisturise, nourish and revive cracked, flaky and dry lips while you sleep.
  • Make sure to apply a lip balm regularly, especially after exfoliating. Consider using a lip balm that includes UV protection.
  • Avoid licking your lips. Frequent lip licking leads to chapped lips even in normal circumstances, and it’s even worse under a face mask.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water every day. 
(more tips below)

applying lip balm

Related post: Tips for staying hydrated during the colder months

Another good idea is to take “mask breaks” whenever you can. The more you can let your face air out, the better. Always change a damp mask ASAP! If you take it off to eat, replace it with a fresh one when you finish your meal. Taking good care of your skin and face masks will prevent many mask-related skin issues.


Related post: SOS - Chapped lips!

I suggest you read the linked related posts for more tips about face masks and skincare, hydration and caring for chapped lips.

Stay safe!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Make-up crimes: Are you guilty?

August 17, 2012 0 Comments

None of us is perfect, especially when it comes to make-up.  Today’s post is about make-up mistakes or "crimes" as I like to call them.  Thank God there is no make-up jail! 

Here’s a list of make-up crimes and how you can avoid them…

Dark lip liner and light lipstick
Unless you are going to an 80’s themed party, you need to choose your lip liner in a shade close to your natural lip colour or the same colour as your lipstick/gloss.

Lip liner extending beyond the lip line
What have you learned in kindergarten? – Do not colour outside the lines!  Same thing applies to lip make-up.  Just line the border, not beyond.  If you want fuller lips apply a lip-plumping product and finish with a dab of clear or light gloss on the centre of your lower lip (this will reflect the light and make your lips appear fuller).

Drawn-in eyebrows
Women with lush, full brows should skip any added colour; all they need are tweezers for stray hairs and some brow gel/clear mascara.
To plump up sparse brows, apply brow powder with an angled brush.

Caked-on foundation
This will only draw more attention to the problem you’re trying to hide.  Instead, try this:
For fine lines: Mix in a little moisturiser with your foundation. Click here to find out more.
For blemishes: Apply your foundation lightly and evenly, and then use a full coverage concealer on the blemishes.
Visible foundation line
To avoid this mistake, choose the right shade for your skin tone.  Your foundation should match your skin tone.

Obvious blush line
Use a blush brush, not the small applicator that comes with some products, and blend, blend, blend.
If you apply too much, tone down the colour with a light dusting of translucent powder.

What make-up crimes have you committed?  I promise I won’t judge! J


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Thursday, May 31, 2012

White eyeliner tips and tricks

May 31, 2012 2 Comments

I haven’t posted in a while … but now I’m back!  Today I want to talk to you about white eyeliner.  White eyeliner is mostly used as a highlighter but there are other ways you can use it.  Here are some tips and trick for your eyes, eyebrows and even lips!

·     Use white eyeliner to line your waterline.  This will open up your eyes and make them look bigger. 
·     After applying your eye shadow, use white eyeliner to line the inner corner of your eye.  This will brighter up the eyes. 
·     You can make any colour of eyeliner you want with some eye shadow and white eyeliner.  All you have to do is line your top lid, and then apply any colour of eye shadow over that line.
·     Use white eyeliner as a base for your eye shadow.  This will make the eye shadow pop at the base of the lid.
·     You can also use your white liner like you would any other liner.  This will make you eyelashes look longer, especially if you were black mascara.

·     Use underneath your eyebrows as a highlighter.
·     Use white eyeliner as a guide when you tweeze your eyebrows.  Draw the shape you want for your brows, the pluck anything that falls outside the white line.

·     Apply a touch of white eyeliner above and below the lips to make them pop.  Don’t forget to blend!

Do you use white eyeliner?  What fun tricks do you use?  Leave a comment and let me know.


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Thursday, February 09, 2012

SOS - Chapped lips!

February 09, 2012 2 Comments
Oh baby it’s cold outside!

Cold weather can be very harsh on the skin, especially on our lips.  Chapped lips are unattractive and sometimes can be painful.

Here are some tips on how to prevent and/or treat chapped lips:


1.  Drink plenty of water.  Your lips dry out because you are dehydrated.  Drink decaffeinated herbal teas if you feel that water is too cold to drink.

2.  Remove dead skin. 

These are methods I use to exfoliate my lips:
  • Toothbrush method: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to exfoliate - be gentle!  You can apply lip balm before rubbing with the toothbrush.  Do not do this every day.
  • Wash-cloth method: Get a washcloth and run it under some warm water.  Make sure it is not too hot, and then squeeze it out to remove excess water.  Rub the washcloth over your lips.  Don't rub them too hard. 

3.  Sleep with the lip balm on your lips overnight.  I keep my favourite lip balm on my bedside table and apply it every night.

4.  Never lick your lips.  Saliva is acidic (to help dissolve food) and therefore dehydrates your lips even more.

5.  Make sure you always carry a lip balm with you.  Remember to re-apply throughout the day.