April showers bring April Empties

 

Clockwise from Burt’s Bees:
Burt’s Bee’s Tinted Lip Balm in Rose: An easy, moisturizing swipe of sheer red that makes me look more alive while blurring over my vaguely cracked lips. This was my 2nd or 3rd repurchase, so I may take a break on another repurchase to try something new, but I know this one is a good’un. Ingredients include coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and shea butter. ($7 on Burt’s Bees)

Hurraw! Green Tea Lip Balm: Smells like matcha green tea because…it has hemp oil infused with matcha green tea in it! Loved that (I mean, omega fatty acids for my lips is pretty ballin’) and also the moisturizing powers. Kept this at my desk for moisturizing when I didn’t want/need color. I have two more of these left in Vanilla Bean and Earl Grey. ($3.79 on Hurraw!)
Acure Argan Oil: I have used this as a makeup remover, face moisturizer, and a body moisturizer. This was good as a face moisturizer, but now that I’m getting fancy with facial oil blends, I have delegated this more towards makeup remover and body moisturizer. It is a little pricier than jojoba oil or sweet almond oil, but let’s just say my mother took advantage of an Acure sale at our local health store a bit back. Easily takes off all makeup and leaves my body even softer than jojoba or sweet almond ever did. Also, 100% certified organic. ($12.99 on Vitacost, $14.50 on Amazon, $14.99 on Acure)
Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner in Black Pearl: Stays put with minimal smudging even with my monolid eroding away at it all day. Makes a great cat-eye, and Black Pearl is black + sparkles. I’ve had this in Raven (just black) before, so I am also taking a break on repurchasing this to try something new, but again, this is also a good one. ($14.85 on Gabriel Cosmetics)
Konjac Sponge Co. Konjac Sponge with French Green Clay: This little guy has unfortunately developed a tear at the 3 month mark (average lifetime of a Konjac sponge), so I will be searching for a plant that will serve as its final resting place. A nice, gentle sponge that I enjoyed using in the morning or post-makeup removal at night. Always left my face soft. ($9 on Spirit Beauty Lounge)

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!