Saturday, 19 November 2016

Winter Lipcare - Stocking Stuffer Series #1

It's suddenly colder and drier outside than it has been in weeks, and so today, I thought I'd talk about winter lipcare, and maybe give you an idea of some stocking-stuffers.

Just like we do with our skin, we need to moisturise and look after our lips, diligently. Nobody wants to kiss someone with chapped, sore, dry lips. So to combat that, I'm going to give you some options for lip scrubs and lipbalms, to slough the dead skin off your lips and protect them.

My favorite lip scrubs are from Lush, and my ultimate pick is the Mint Julips scrub, which smells like mint chocolate chip icecream. There's also Santa Baby, which smells like cherries, which might be up your street, or Bubblegum which smells like bubblegum funnily enough, and Popcorn, which is also pretty self explanatory.

Scrub your lips gently with a little of your chosen scrub, wipe it off with a cotton round or a tissue, and apply a balm. The balm I'm digging at the moment is Labello*, which I have in the Original Neon Edition, and it's incredibly softening, with a neutral scent. It contains Shea Butter and Panthenol to keep your lips soft and supple, perfect for under a festive red lip at your Christmas party or to kiss that special someone under the mistletoe.

These lip-balms would make great stocking-stuffers, because they come in fun colors. I have the neon yellow, but they come in pink, green, orange, purple and blue, which is much cuter than the bog standard blue and white packaging you usually get Labello in. The colorful packaging puts a fun twist on the Labello brand we know and love, and it definitely wont look out of place in a stocking this festive season! And for €2.50, you can well afford to put one in every stocking on the mantel.

Labello Original Neon is available from pharmacies and grocery shops nationwide.

These lipbalms were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.