Love Matte Lipstick But Find it Too Drying? Try This!


If you love to wear a variety of lip glosses, lipsticks and balms. But, you find that sometimes when you come to apply your matte nude, you’re not getting the effect you had hoped for, then there are a few things you could be doing to up your pout game.

Our lips naturally have fewer oils than our skin, due to this, they take more care to keep smooth and supple. Winter is usually the time lips have the most difficulty, but the summer brings dry air which can be just as bad. So, what can you do?

Honey, I Made a Scrub

Honey has a superpower – it locks moisture into your skin. Using that as a base for your homemade lip scrub means that you’ll be giving them a big boost. In a little pot mix some almond oil, honey and a little bit of sugar. Your lips will soak up the oil, the sugar with slough off dead skin and the honey will seal the deal. As it is all natural, you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals or a nasty taste. Aside from keeping your lips scrubbed, maintaining your oral health is essential too. Make an appointment with and ensure you’ve got great teeth to work with your beautiful lips.

You Oughta Water

This point cannot be stressed enough if you like having radiant supply skin, bright eyes, great hair and soft, smooth lips – you need to up your water intake. If you aren’t getting at least 64 ounces a day, then get yourself a cute water bottle and get into the habit of carrying it everywhere. It also improves concentration, energy levels and you’ll get a better sleep… Good for much more than your lips.

Buy it Natural

Lips don’t take kindly to being slathered in chemicals all day long. Anything with menthol camphor does more harm than good. Both of those dry out the lips, meaning you might be reapplying much more often. Look for things like coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax or shea butter. These natural balms are super moisturizing and known for their skin softening properties.

Be Regular

If you are serious about taking care of your lips, you need to make sure you are using the balms regularly. Use coconut oil every night before you go to sleep, use a scrub at least once a week to help chaff away dry skin, up your water intake (you’ll see a notable difference by doing that) and apply balm at least three times a day

Slick Before Matte

Matte lipsticks can be brutal on your lips, incredibly drying. So, before you apply your favorite, have a whole routine ready. Scrub, balm and prime. This puts a thin layer of moisture between the lip color and your lips. Cheaper matte colors tend to be a lower quality which impacts again how drying it can be, so buy higher end when you can.

Lip Masks

A relatively new thing, there are now lip masks. You leave these ultra-hydrating little goodies on your lips for a few minutes and as easy as that you’ve had a moisture injection. Stock on a couple of these, from a reputable beauty store, and reap the 5-minute rewards once a week.



Bikini Beauty 101

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Stepping into your bikini for the first time of the season can be pretty daunting for anyone who isn’t a Victoria’s Secret model. So. if you’re getting ready to wear yours and you’re feeling a little nervous about the prospect, check out this guide to looking great in your swimsuit no matter what:

Find One that Flatters

Above all else, if you can find a bikini that you love and which suits your body shape, you will look so much better in your bikini. There are lots to choose from, so this can be a tough task, but there are lots of great guides, like the one at, which will help you to work out which styles should suit you best. Then it’s just a matter of choosing a design that you love.

Tone Up

Although you shouldn’t be afraid to flaunt your body whatever your shape, generally speaking, the more fit and toned you are, the better you will feel in your bikini. So, with whatever time you have left before you slip into your swimwear, work on your body tone by taking Pilates classes, doing barre fitness practicing yoga or running., If that seems like too much hard work, will freeze your fat to obliteration so you don’t have to worry about it. Whatever works for you is fine by me!

Top Up Your Tan

Most people look way healthier when they have a nice tan, and tanned skin tends to look slimmer too. Not only that but a good fake tan can hide a multitude of sins such as stretch marks and spots that you might not want people to be able to see in all of their glory n the beach. So, unless you’re the pale and interesting type, topping up your tan is probably an excellent idea before you step into your bikini.

Straighten Out Your Spine

If you walk tall in your bikini, your stomach will automatically suck itself in and you will appear at least a few pounds lighter with absolutely no effort except the effort it takes to hold your head high.

Keep Makeup to a Minimum
When it comes to makeup, when you’re heading off to the beach in your bikini, less is generally more. A little mascara and maybe some lipgloss is all you need to look good and

Turning Tradition on It’s Head for Your Big Day


Fashion has always been a large driving factor when it comes to the wedding industry. People will use other people’s ideas to build their special day, creating a mix of different styles and designs, resulting in a unique experience. At the moment, one of the biggest trends out there is the idea of breaking the mould with your wedding. Taking a singular approach, you will be able to make this part of your life a lot more special. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the methods which can be used when you’re preparing for your wedding.

An Unusual Proposal: Throughout history, it has been the done thing for men to be the ones to propose to their partner, making their love for each other into a stressful show. Sometimes, your boyfriend may be too scared to pop the question, or they may simply not have thought much about it. This doesn’t mean that you should have to wait around, though. Professionals like Andrea Matone can work with you to create a scenario for your proposal. This will make the whole thing a lot more special, while also enabling you to follow your own path.

The Ceremonial Roles: On the big day, there will be a lot of different roles which have to be filled by different members of your families. For example, a bride’s father will usually be the person to walk her down the aisle. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, and a lot of couples are taking an inverse approach; the groom walks, and his mother will come with him. Along with this, roles like best man and maid of honour are very important to some people. You can choose how your wedding is structured, though, and don’t have to follow other people’s ideas.

Ordering The Day: Starting with a brief introduction, most wedding days will move quickly onto the ceremony. From here, people will mingle for a while before being sat down for food, and this is where a lot of the fun can begin. There are loads of ways to structure this sort of event. If you want to, a lot of couples are having the ceremony in private, and having a reception and party with their friends once it is done.

The Service Itself: Finally, as the last area to consider, a lot of people end up choosing traditional religious ceremonies for their wedding day. If you don’t have a strong faith, though, this might feel a little fake, and having something which is tailored to yourself and your partner will be a much better way to go. For example, if you met at a festival, you could have an outdoor wedding, with your favourite music being used throughout.

There are loads of ways to work towards turning tradition on its head for your wedding. Of course, though, this work should never be done for the sake of it, and you need to work hard to make sure that you will prefer the changes you make.