Winter Lip Saviors ft. Burt’s Bees and Hurraw!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but lip balms are so delightful. They’re perfect for a no-mirror quick swipe for instant lip moisture and these days I always have these two on hand.

When I’m wanting a little extra (or I’ve just put on foundation and my lips have disappeared and I want to go out and not scare people…), I reach for Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm ($7), which is a lovely subtle but flattering sheer red that moisturizes and tints with lovelies like coconut oil, waxes, and shea butter. When I’m not feeling the red or I want to go to bed and not have red smears on my pillow case, I use Hurraw! Green Tea Lip Balm ($3.79). It smells and moisturizes AWESOME and the oval tubing is pretty fun (and I’ve put it to the test–it doesn’t slip out of pockets). Perfectly moisturizing and antioxidant full with hemp oil and matcha green tea, yum!

Vive la revolution!

Revolutions in history are always interesting creatures. We have the American (Boston tea party–oh for the love of tea!), the French (birth of the guillotine), the Bolshevik (hello Soviet Russia), and on. Each uprising of the people has brought about sparks of progress and/or regress, and our days today are as so thanks to those angry people seeking change.

Is the London flag + “Revolution” + the fact that I live in America too ironic? I love it.

This lip gloss by Revolution Organics thankfully comes un-violently to you presented by George the London bear*. The color “Integrity” goes on as “my lips but awesome” for me plus some shimmer but with none of the goop stigma customarily attached to lip gloss. It lasts for a couple hours unbothered but I can’t say anything beyond that because I eat and drink pretty regularly through the day so I probably manually refresh my lips anyways every 3-4 hours. Full of nourishing organic oils (olive, jojoba, sunflower, safflower), shea butter (hydrating!), aloe vera (soothing + softening), and more, this lip gloss is nourishing enough on its own or layered on top of lip balm (Hurraw!). Definitely a step for progress I’d say. ($26)

*note: no stuffed animals were harmed in the making of this post