Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tricks for Tired Eyes (Part 1)

There are just some days where you wake up and can't open your eyes, in every sense possible. You're sleepy and want more shut eye, but even once you're up you can't open your swollen, puffy eyes. Feeling tired is frustrating, and looking tired is even more frustrating. The good news is, it is possible to disguise those tired eyes (ooh that rhymed!). The two main things that make your eyes look tired are puffiness, and dark circles. I am going to talk about the first part, the puffiness, here and I will talk about how to treat the darkness in another post soon.

Puffiness can be treated with a number of tools. Moisture will cure any crepiness which can make you look older and more tired. Cooling will cause cells to contract and reduce swelling/puffiness. Massaging will increase blood flow which will also reduce swelling. There are now a number of products that can give you the moisture, cooling, and gentle massage all in one. These all-in-one products not only make it easier, but faster, which is nice when you're tired and probably either late or moving slowly. Here is a list of my favorite all-in-one puffy eye cures. They all provide a very smooth moisture, which will also make any makeup you put on top of it go on smoothly (I will talk about those products in the next post). They all either have cooling effects from the ingredients, or have a metal tip which is cooling to the touch. The metal tip, especially a roller-ball, also massages the eye area, giving you all the puffy cures in one.

Boscia Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Life Eye Gel

Milk Makeup Cooling Water

Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On

Olay Fresh Effects Eye Awakening Cream 

Clinique All About Eyes Serum Roller

Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off 

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lip Treatment Loves

The Groundhog said we'll have an early spring today, but my lips are definitely feeling winter. It seems like I am constantly trying to keep them from cracking, peeling, flaking, and just comfortable. Soft, smooth lips are not only more comfortable for you, but help your lipstick go on smooth and look better. Have you ever noticed someone wearing lipstick where it's all cracked, or clinging to flakes and patches on their lips? Yeah, not cute. The key to soft, smooth lips is a combination of exfoliating and moisturizing. I always have moisturizer on my lips,and I try to exfoliate every other day or so. Here is a list of my tried and true, my most loved lip care products, exfoliants and moisturizers:

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

GlamGlow Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub

Bliss Fabulips Sugar Scrub

Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub

Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips

Farmacy Lip Bloom 

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm