Sugar lip scrub: Fresh | Sugar lip treatment: Fresh | Lip liner pencil: MAC in More To Love | Lipgloss: Dior in 863 Incroyable | Pucker Up candy gift set: Sugarfina (also available in the B.P. section of Nordstrom or on Nordstrom.com sold with the XOXO large gift set)
Valentine’s Day is so close that I can almost smell the fresh bouquet of flowers and taste the chocolate truffles! Get your lips in tip top shape just in time for the most romantic holiday of the year and who knows, you may even get a kiss or two from prince charming! Here is my guide to getting a picture-perfect, kissable pout.
~First, I start off by exfoliating my lips using my Sugar Lip Scrub from Fresh to gently remove dry skin which will smooth out the surface of your lips. Once your lips have been exfoliated, they are now prepped and ready for a hydrating lip balm. Steer clear of balms that contain menthol or eucalyptus because they can irritate and sting dry lips. I prefer to use lip balm treatments from Fresh to hydrate and protect my lips. My favorite lip treatment from Fresh is the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy. I use it every night before bedtime and highly recommend that you do the same!
~Now that your lips have been properly prepped, it’s time to show them off! I always start by lining my lips with a liner that has the same hue as my lipgloss/lipstick to give them shape and definition. A lip liner, like the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, also helps prevent your lipgloss/lipstick from feathering outside the line of your lips.
~To finish, you can use either a lip stain, lipstick, or lipgloss. A lip stain or long wear lipstick is probably the best for a date night but I just adore bright-hued, glossy lips! The Dior Addict Gloss is luxury defined! It is lightweight, non-sticky, and yet it has an incredible amount of shine and color to it! Dior Addict Gloss has been a favorite of mine for many years for those reasons, hence the properly named, Addict!
If your single and not wanting to mingle, then I suggest indulging in Sugarfina’s Pucker Up gift set. Valentine’s Day is all about the candy and no one does it better than Sugarfina! This darling gift box includes Cherry Sweethearts, Sugar Lips, and Baby Butterflies. I must admit, as I am writing this post, I am eating the fabulous Cherry Sweethearts!
I’m a sucker for romantic plays, movies, ballets, and books. Even though it’s a tragedy, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is as good as it gets when it comes to romance. Here is my favorite scene and the last line that Romeo speaks is the best!
Romeo To Juliet-
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this,
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this:
For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in pray’r.
O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do,
They pray—grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.
Then move not while my prayer’s effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg’d.
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!
Give me my sin again.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
~Kathryn, The Sugared Lemon