Thursday’s Fab Five

I hope the first 16 days of 2020 have treated y’all well! So far I’ve been super impressed with 2020! I’m excited to share five items I’ve recently incorporated into my daily routine, in today’s Thursday’s Fab Five.

SoftLips Lip Protectant SPF 20 Vanilla, $3

Okay, first of all, this price…$3 for two lip balms? Yes, please! I discovered SoftLips at Target, shoutout to the Target app and all those dang coupons- this was a great discovery! I love that this lip balm has SPF 20, and the price is so perfect I bought a few packs and just have them literally everywhere. My lips feel soft and hydrated when I use it- not sticky, and I don’t need to reapply every 10 minutes to keep that soft feeling, thank gawwwd.

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with a good face mask. Guess what I’m also obsessed with a good lip mask, and this Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has been a life savior this winter. Keeping on my vitamin C and antioxidant kick, this product is packed with both, which help to keep lips soft and hydrated.

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Lip Love: Nyx Butter Lipstick

I’ve been wearing the Nyx Butter Lipstick in Little Susie since the weekend, every morning even though without school I have nothing to do I’m still putting it on…ha.  I received this in one of my Ipsy bags, & honestly, if it wasn’t for Ipsy, I would probably would have never tried this product.
Nyx Butter Lipstick

I’m usually a strictly gloss girl, but this butter lipstick delivers lipstick like pigmentation with high shine and hydration.  The formula melts perfectly into my lips & seriously, look at this color, it screams summer fun.
In reading various reviews on this product, some users said it wasn’t very long lasting.  I have mixed feelings on this, the first time I used it I thought it lasted really well.  Thennn, the next time I used it, not so much- I could still see some of the pigment but overall it looked very dull after just about 2 hours.  I really think it just depends on the person, how much you’re exfoliating, & if there are any other products on your lips.
Not only is this color fantastic, but there are 22, yes 22, other colors the Nyx Butter Lipstick comes in…I can definitely see myself purchasing some fall colors soon.  

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Sara Happ, The Lip Scrub

Ever since Rachel Zoe recommended this product last year, I’ve been seriously loving Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub.  Winter weather is harsh on lips, and sometimes your wonderful chapstick/ lip balm can’t really moisturize your lips if you aren’t properly exfoliating them.  If you’re lips are feeling dry or even worse, flaky, I def suggest you try out this lip scrub.  It’s super moisturizing and, added bonus, also super yummy.  You only need to use a little bit, and while it may leave your lips kinda red and tingly for a little bit, the end result is worth it.

 I just used the lip scrub this morning when I got out of the shower, the ingredients are all edible, so don’t necessarily purposely eat it, but if you do, it’s gonna taste good and isn’t harmful at all!  I have Vanilla Bean, it’s my favorite, although I might try the cinnamon sugar lip scrub next.  The other flavors are: almond creme, peppermint, creme brulee, brown sugar, and cocoa.  I’m sure all are equally yummy. 

Anyway, after you use the scrub use a lot of chapstick/ lip balm so your lips really take in those moisturizing ingredients.  Throughout the day you’ll notice noticeably softer and moisturized lips! YAY!   

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I just wanted to put up a quick post about my favorite lip balm.  I ran out of it today, and it made me think about how many of these I go through…I think I’m addicted. 
This stuff is amazing.  I wrote about it in my beach bag post, but I would just like to reiterate how fabulous I think this lip balm is.  I’ve used all types of lip balms/ chapsticks…Blistex, Rosebud Salve (which I still love), Softlips, and Carmex.  But, for some reason I love the texture of the Burt’s Bees the best.  I also like that I can feel the pomegrante oil, and I really think that has helped keep my lips protected in both the winter from the harsh cold, and the summer from the strong sun.  Lastly, this lip balm uses all natural ingredients which I prefer and has an SPF of 20.
Which remindssss meeeee, it’s SO important to make sure your chapstick or lip balm (whatever, they’re the same thing) has SPF in it.  Usually making sure your lips are protected from the sun is the last thought someone has while at the beach ready to get their tan on.  Howeverrrrr, your lips don’t tan, duh, so they must be protected from the harsh rays.  So, make sure you have a lip balm wth SPF 15 or higher, I’d always opt for the higher.  
PS: Sorry I haven’t updated in a few days, life has been super hectic the past week!