Hello my friends. It’s been a minute hasn’t it? Summer is actually here. I am looking a lot tanner, my skin is glowing and my hair is healthier than ever. So many reasons why I thrive during the summer so much. And not so much because of the reasons I just mentioned but because my children are the happiest and healthiest during the warm summer months! All mommies would agree with me that happy, healthy babies= happy, relaxed mom. I’ll make a separate post to update you on my life soon! But for now, let’s talk about one of the other reasons why summer is the best time of the year… the amount of amazing products that brands launch during these months is pretty incredible.
We are always so good about remembering to apply extra moisture to our skin, we remember to wear sunscreen everyday and to apply hair oils and masks to keep our hair healthy and shiny. I think a lot of us forget about our LIPS! It’s so important to keep our lips soft and moist. The skin on your lips is very thin. The blood supply is very close to the surface, which is why lips appear pink or red. Did you know your lips don’t contain any oil glands? They don’t reproduce any natural oils like the rest of your skin does. Because of that, lips tend to become dehydrated and chapped more quickly than the rest of your skin would. Taking care of your lip can help reduce signs of aging so If you haven’t made it a priority on your skin regimen now is a good time to start!
I personally use a lip balm with SPF in the morning and at bed time. And in between I like to use lip products that keep my lips moist and soft. Using or wearing makeup products that damage or dry up your skin just for the sake of “beauty” is never a good idea. Use products that work with your skin. Products that enhance your beauty rather than products that give you a “I don’t even recognize my self” transformation. But as always, these are just my personal opinions. You do what makes your feel your best! For me, that means healthy, clear, soft skin (including my lips!).
I’m always on the lookout for pigmented moisturizing lipsticks. I don’t usually think to get lip glosses. I received a pretty little package from Laura Mercier a week ago and I had some time to try it on a few times. As you know, I only review products that I love and guess what? The Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Vanish has found it’s way to my “daily makeup bag” collection. It will give you feminine, youthful, soft looking lips! You have to try it for yourself. Four things come to mind every time I apply The Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Vanish on my lips: Creamy. comfortable, vibrant color, and youthful. Let me know how you like them!
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*You will find a full makeup breakdown on this look on my Instagram account : @kandjdiaries