Sorry I've been quiet but Rachelle has been cooking up a storm with all her awesome DIY fashion. You guys' readership has been totally fuelling her passion and practice makes perfect cos she's getting pretty fast at showing off her new projects and rocking them!
I've just been back from 3 wks in Hk/taipei and have some makeup and skincare haul and shopping tips to provide you guys with. I've been a bit slow cos i'm getting weirdly hindered with a lot of aches and pains lately sighz...
To ease back into it I want to share with you one of my new skincare faves - Lip Scrub!
Summer/spring coming up it is an even bigger opportunity to rock a bright happy lipstick or gloss. But if you've ever tried a lipstick that is especially light and matte -either pastel or just bright- if you haven't been taking care of your lips then this will definitely show you up! :( The lipstick would gather in your lines and dead skin . Your lips will look uneven and clumpy - and that will be the first thing others will see with your attention grabbing lipstick...
I mean I thought I knew a thing or two with lip scrubbing and exfoliating, e.g. use a toothbrush to massage it when you are brushing your teeth; or use a warm wet towel to massage it when you are washing your face; and of course the DIY home remedies with sugar lip scrubs (ok so I didn't try that one because I'm lazy and seems a waste and hassle when you make up a batch and really you only need like a tablespoonful at a time).
So I've read good things about the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip scrub so I've decided to try it! The texture of the scrub is a light mousse feel with small visible granules with a gentle strawberry aroma. This is all packaged in a cute hot pink plastic lip shaped container, inside it also has a plastic cover slip to help avoid product leakage.
from Sasa.com (where you can get it from) is
- Gently massage a proper amount onto the lips for 1 – 2 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Apply once or twice a week.
According to Sasa.com: It is made with natural ingredients that will not irritate your lips including argan oil that will nourish and hydrate them.
A quick google though also has other information eg from ebay saying it has UV control Lip essence for antiaging, macadamia and jojoba oil to soothe dry lips, honey to provide a variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acid, with the vegetable grain scrub.
I'm sorry I can't read Korean on the labels so can't say definitively but there is in the Kiss Kiss range also the Kiss Kiss Lip Essence Balm (same size/shape packaging but red coloured lips) . I wonder if the UV part of the above is talking about that despite the picture/description, because I know for a fact that the Lip Essence balm does have UV protection.
But let's just say for sure from it's actual usage I don't have the unsightly dead skin bunching the lipstick and immediately post scrub my lips feel moisturised and the following lip balm almost slips, rather than glides along my lips when I apply it!
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I tend to have some hyperpigmentation on the corner of my lips and i feel that scrubbing around that area has also lightened the darkness there :) Note - don't be too vigorous with the scrubbing otherwise you will leave yourself a stinging and ravaged kind of sensation...I learnt it the hard way haha - i missed the word GENTLY in the instructions...
If I run out of it I will definitely be buying again!
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