Homemade scrub for chapped lips

Homemade scrub for chapped lips

Say goodbye to chapped lips with this very easy exfoliating scrub which requires only 2 main ingredients. Changes in the weather, like the cold and the sun won’t be your enemies anymore, your lips will always be hydrated and soft.

Chapped lips

Chapped and cracked lips can be the consequence of a lack of hydration of the skin. Lips don’t have oil glands like the rest of the skin. Dehydration is an important factor that affects our lips especially when the weather is extreme, like for example in winter or summer.

For treating chapped lips it is always necessary to take care of our diet, eating a lot of vegetables and fruits, drinking enough water and to protect our skin from the sun to have all the main vitamins for a healthy skin. Furthermore, creamy lipsticks balms can help to hydrate the zone. However, for a quick treatment, a homemade scrub can be ideal, natural and cheap. You can also make a bigger quantity to treat dry areas like elbows, knees or hands.

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The ingredients for this exfoliating scrub for chapped lips are the following:

  • coffee spoons of coconut oil
  • 2 cubes of Cane sugar

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To give it a personal touch: cinnamon, jam, coconut flakes, food coloring agent, etc.
You can combine(organize) and make your own flavor. I made strawberry and coke-cinnamon.

Preparation :

1- Put the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds until is melted.
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2- Smash the sugar cubes. levres gercées gommage

3- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon.

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4- Transfer the mix into a little recipient.levres gercées gommage etui

5- Let it chill in the fridge for a 20 minutes.

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6- Break the mixture with a little stick, until you achieve a scrub texture.

In here the video 🙂

How to apply it?
Take little portions of the scrub with two fingers and make a gentle massage until it is absorbed. You can do this one or two times per day.

The power of coconut oil:

Coconut oil is used to hydrate skin and hair. Some studies indicate that coconut oil has an antibacterial and anti-age power. It was noticed that the coconut oil has the capacity to repair the skin because of the triglycerides that it contains, attract the molecules of proteins, assuring a regeneration of the layer of collagen. This ingredient is a multi-purpose product, as an example, I used this oil in my mask of activated charcoal to hydrate my skin while cleaning it.

Brown sugar as an exfoliating agent:

The thick texture of the cane sugar allows to remove the dead skin and to make easier the penetration of the oil.

Cinnamon :

Cinnamon can help the exfoliation and also give a more voluminous aspect if you want to intensify the volume of your lips for some minutes. Fruits in jams have vitamins which are always positive for the skin.

To conclude, this exfoliating scrub can be used to remove dead skin and hydrate your lips with the power of the coconut oil. This scrubs is not only for chapped lips, you can take this recipe and apply it to other parts of your body when they are too dry.

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Do you want to try this recipe?

Tarte Cosmetics announces a new surprise!

Tarte Cosmetics announces a new surprise!

Tarte Cosmetics is very known for the manufacturing of cruelty-free make-up, brushes and skin care products with a very interesting design inspired by unicorns and fantasy.

The concealer from this brand, the Tarte Shape Tape is a worldwide best-seller, so what it can be the surprise?

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My Tarte Shape Tape 🙂

Tarte Cosmetics published a video on Instagram with small flasks with the same design of chevrons as the Tarte Shape Tape, the preferred concealer by many people.

There have been rumors of a launch of a foundation from the same line as Tarte Shape Tape.  Today on January 9th, 2018, Tarte Cosmetics  indicated that they were going to make the announcement of a great surprise without giving a precise date. 

” The #1 concealer of America is getting a new BFF”.

The Tarte Shape Tape is a cult concealer with 14 different shades which was sold out several times in the United States, it is part of the make-up routine of millions of people. The ease to blend and its couverture are characteristics that  fans want to have on a foundation.

Nevertheless,  with the type of applicator seen on the teaser of Tarte, we wonder how a foundation can be applied as a concealer? we can also think that it could be another type of concealer but with a different characteristic such as a primer, but definitely, everybody would prefer a new foundation.

In France, as for Tarte Shape Tape, we always have to buy it online at tartecosmetics.com because it is not sold in shops in Europe.

What do you think? Do you like the Tarte Shape Tape concealer?

Update:

Some screenshots of the new product at Ulta have been published. Apparently, there would be 2 types of foundation one or oily skin and another for Dry skin:

We continue waiting for the official pictures 🙂

Crazy beauty trends from 2017

Crazy beauty trends from 2017

The crazy beauty trends from 2017 were all over social media, especially on Instagram which is a dynamic window to showcase and find various styles of make-up, fashion, and beauty in general. 2017 was a year of experimentation, creativity, and exaggeration. 

Crazy beauty trends 2017

The increase of bloggers, vloggers, and beauty “Gurus” in social media make a very funny and creative competition. First of all, we saw trends which had begun a few years ago to have more exposure in 2017, a sample of this would be the strobing technique, the exaggerated lips or the charcoal applied in different beauty recipes. We also attended the birth of new ones like the various shapes of eyebrows.In  here you will find some of the most striking of 2017:

Funny eyebrows: Tendances folles 2017

The obsession of Instagram for eyebrows is very obvious, since the creation of the instabrow, a perfect, defined and degraded eyebrow, people experimented new shapes and ways to showcase their eyebrows. Moreover, in August 2017 the Wavybrow, an eyebrow of a wavy shape became viral, later other crazy trends appeared as the feathered brow or the braided brow.

Strobing and Glow: Tendances folles 2017

This year the biggest make-up brands battled to have the most incandescent highlighter on the market. We thought that this trend had an expiration date in 2016, but it actually became more popular in 2017.

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Eyelids: we started to see little drawings on eyelids as a part of the finished make-up, taking the shape of cats, fruits, etc. In high couture, we observed abstract and geometric forms like the ones used by Versus Versace in their collection of autumn-winter.

Tattooed freckles: in February, many women shared their tattoos, as a representation of natural freckles on their faces. Some of them, even made them in various colors, as a rainbow of freckles.

Plumped lips: social networks show how easy is to change the size of lips with injections of acid hyaluronic.

The mask of charcoal and glue: Tendances folles 2017

Finally, the trend to make cleaning masks with charcoal and non-toxic glue became very popular, in such a degree as a challenge on YouTube was created. People filmed removing their masks, screaming in pain. Experts indicated that this method was too abrasive for the skin and not advisable.

On the other hand, the use of the charcoal in various natural masks can provide several benefits for the skin…

So, what do you think of these crazy beauty trends from 2017? Do you think some of them are ridiculous? What will be the new trends of 2018?