Winter Beauty Tips - How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips and Dry Skin

Cold air, strong winds & exposure to the outdoors, all contribute to the condition of our skin & hair. So let’s face it - looking after your skin & hair is *so* important during these freezing, cold Winter days!

Here’s some tips on how you can stay gorgeous & slay all season!

Protect Your Skin!

Firstly, SPF will always be on trend. We would always recommend that you put SPF on underneath your makeup - even in the colder months. Sun damage = wrinkles. And we would like to prolong our youthful skin, thank you 💁‍♀️

It’s also *super* important that you keep your lips moisturised in the cooler months - our Moisturising Lip Balm is the perfect staple for your beauty regime. 

Lip Balm

Hydrate your body (& your skin)!

Drinking plenty of water during the Winter season not only ensures you stay hydrated and alert - it also helps to keep your skin and hair looking its best! Yes pls. 👏 Drink around 2 Litres of water per day to keep dehydration at bay - Gotta love a bit of h2o! 

Lips dry? Fear not. Our 24K Gold Lip Masks will be your saviour in these cold months 🙌

Get that ‘Radiance from Within’ Look!

Sweat, oil and dirt (ew!) can linger on the skin for long periods all year round which can create bacteria - so make sure you are fully removing your makeup & other products from your skin, nightly.

Use gentle cleansing products such as cleanser, exfoliator & toner to remove your makeup before you go to bed.

Make sure your face is completely clean, then apply a serum & night cream to your face before heading to bed - this will help to prevent pimples & breakouts while treating your skin overnight (like a mini facial)!

AND don’t forget your lips in your night time routine… our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub is the perfect scrub to remove any dead skin and keep those lips lookin’ super plump and healthy. 

Lip Scrub

So there you have it… Plump It! Tips to keep you looking & feeling the freshest.

Until next time Babes! xx

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February 26, 2020 by Fay Arnison

Do Lip Plumpers Actually work?

Do lip plumpers *actually* work? Will it work on my naturally thin lips? Does it work with lip fillers? Will I even notice any difference?  🤔

These are a few questions we get asked frequently... So today we wanted to share with you some of our amazing customer's before & after shots! That way, you can see how Plump It! works on all types of lips - thin, big, with filler, without filler! 

Remember to tag us on Instagram in your before & after shots, we love seeing them @plumpit #PlumpIt 🙌💕

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Customer, Gemma

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For loads more before & after results, check out our Instagram @plumpit 💕

P.s. you can shop our full range here.

 

February 19, 2020 by Fay Arnison

7 Stunning Rainbow Makeup Looks To Celebrate Pride

Ready to celebrate #PRIDE2019? 🏳️‍🌈

This year's Jubilee Pride month honours an incredible 50 years of activism for the LGBTQIA community.

If you're hitting the streets and joining the celebrations, you'll wanna make sure your rainbow look is ON POINT.

We asked our Insta tribe of MUAs to send us their fave Pride makeup looks - and boy, did they deliver 🌈

Look no further for your ultimate pro makeup inspo!

To give your look that extra oomph, plump up your pout with our bestselling Volumising Lip Plumper.

1. The Cracked Rainbow Mask

Credit: @makeup_bymay

2. The Ultimate Rainbow Duo

Credit: @ling.kt

3. The Winged Rainbow Eyeshadow

Credit: @barva.beauty

 

4. The Heavy Metal Glitter Rainbow

Credit: @gotymakeup3

5. The Rainbow Face Flag

Credit: @yayamonroy

 

6. The Dripping Rainbow 

Credit: @rubenosscar

7. The Rainbow Carnival Queen 

This Spring Self Care Ritual Will Have You Glowing Like A Goddess

“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party” – Robin Williams

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Summer’s just around the corner! Time to bring a little sunshine into your life with a spring self care ritual, perfect for those cold AF days that are still knockin’ about 🙈

Get ready to glow like a goddess ✨ 

Spring self care ritual

  1. Turn off your phone or put it on airplane mode. This is your time. Run yourself a bath, and use all your favourite products to get it bubbling to the brim.
  2. Create a super relaxing space by lighting some candles, burning some incense, or putting your aromatherapy diffuser on full blast.
  3. Slip into the bath, grab a book or magazine, and get ready to R-E-L-A-X.
  4. Scrub yourself to perfection with your favourite exfoliator (and don’t forget to scrub your lips with our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub!). Then wash away all your worries.
  5. Top it all off with a mask treatment for her hair, eyes, face and lips. Top tip: use our Volumising 24k Gold Collagen Lip Masks on your lips AND under your eyes for a double collagen boost 😉

Just like that, you’re summer ready 🙏

Written by: Becki Sams

May 17, 2019 by Becki Sams

5 Pro Selfie Tips For A Flawless Instagram Feed

Perfect selfie for instagram

Here at Plump It!, we get tons of photos of your beautiful faces showing off our products. There’s nothing we love more than a good selfie, but we know the frustration of trying to get the perfect photo for Instagram, only to end up with a photo gallery full of ‘meh’ selfies.

Here's how to take the perfect selfie (for a totally flawless Instagram feed).

The perfect angle 

Perfect selfie for instagram

Before taking your selfie, test out a few positions with your front-facing camera, to find one that best suits you. Everyone has a ‘best side’, so experiment with tilting and rotating your head to find your angle. Try tilting your head upwards, downwards or sideways. You may look a little silly while you’re trying it out - but once you find your perfect angle it’ll be so worth it.

Pro tip: the secret to avoiding the dreaded double-chin fiasco is to aim the camera high. 

The right background

Perfect selfie for Instagram

There’s nothing more annoying than finally getting the perfect selfie, then noticing the clothes strewn all over the floor in the background. Before taking your selfie, make sure you tidy everything away and put up chic decorations in the background. Better yet, find yourself a blank coloured background (a brightly coloured feature wall for example) so that all the focus is on your gorgeous self.

Go natural 

Perfect selfie for instagram

We all remember the dreaded duck face era, where almost every selfie taken involved pushed-out lips. While you should definitely show off your Plump It! pout in your selfies, try not to overdo it. The best selfies are the most natural ones, with a soft expression and subtle pout. A simple technique for a natural-looking pout is to separate your lips slightly and hold them in place by imagining you’re holding a one pence coin between them. And you’re not the pouting type, a big toothy grin goes a long way.

Lighting

Perfect selfie for instagram

The ultimate make-or-break of selfies; the lighting. Lighting can affect the clarity of your photo, and can be the difference between you looking like a superstar or a vague silhouette. Natural lighting is always best, but try and avoid going directly into natural light – it can appear too harsh, and cause the photo to become unfocused. To get the perfect soft glow, try taking your selfie a little distance away from the window; not directly in the sunlight but still facing the it.

Pro tip: use a ring light to get that pro-influencer look.

The right filter

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We all love a good filter – being transformed from ‘boring old me’ to an airbrushed multi-coloured cat is super fun. But for a gorgeous selfie, subtle wins out. Instead of using a snapchat filter with furry ears and enormous glasses, try taking your photo naturally so that you can emphasise your best features, then add a subtle filter on top. You can use the editing features on your phone, on Instagram, or on a variety of free photo editing apps. Whichever you choose, make sure your filter is soft, subtle and suits your style.

Written by: Emma Sams, Blogger @ The Peacock, Edited by: Becki Sams

May 10, 2019 by Becki Sams

How To Get Instantly Bigger Lips (The Natural Way)

Ever since Kylie Jenner shocked us with her enormous gorgeous pout, we've become a little obsessed with plumping our lips to get that model-worthy look.

As fillers become more popular, it’s rarer than ever to see a fashion icon or beauty blogger without a swollen mouth.

Why fillers aren't the best solution

We love the trend, but we aren't feeling lip fillers or (shudder) the lip suction technique. While most people look gorgeous with fillers, it can go a little too far. Instead of having a nice juicy pout, you end up looking more Krusty the Clown than Kim Kardashian - and once you’ve got ‘em, they’re yours for life.

Plus, there's the cost. Quality lip fillers can be very expensive, and you often need  several sessions to get the end result you’re after.

If you want to know how to get bigger lips without having to go ‘under the needle’, we've got you covered.

1. Exfoliate

A good exfoliator scrubs away dead, chapped skin, and gets the blood flowing to your lips to naturally plump them up. A fantastic way to exfoliate your lips is to use a scrub that's specifically designed for this sensitive area of skin, such as our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub

2. Contour

Contour can do fabulous things to your face - and your lips - to alter your features without taking drastic measures. Apply a line of dark contour concealer directly underneath the middle of your bottom lip and blend in; this gives the impression of a shadow underneath your lips (meaning your lips look big enough to make shadows!). Another lip-enhancing tip is to surround the outer-area of your lips with a light concealer, before applying a lipstick; this will make your lip colour pop, and stand out from the rest of your face.

3. Shade

Try applying a slightly lighter version of your lipstick colour to the middle of your lips, and blend out into the main shade towards the edges. This creates a contour effect (which we’ve already established is amaze-balls), and makes them look bigger. You could even take this one step further and enhance the middle of your lips with a shiny lip gloss, creating a juicy highlighted effect.

4. Plump

The easiest way to get bigger lips? Find an awesome natural lip enhancer and get applying! Our Volumising Lip Plumper increases the size of your lips to give you a very plump (and very noticeable) pout. The plump effect depends on the amount you use, so you’re in complete control of how big you go. It’s a much cheaper alternative to lip fillers - and will leave you feeling, and pouting, like a model.

Written by: Emma Sams, Edited by: Becki Sams

Image: @gianalaurenmua 

May 03, 2019 by Becki Sams

The Secret To Saving Your Dry, Chapped Lips In Cold Weather

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Cold air, strong winds, and exposure to the outdoors all contribute to the condition of our skin, hair, and lips.

Here are our top tips for saving your dry, chapped lips during cold, wintery weather ❄️

Bring on the moisture

A nourishing lip balm is vital to keep your lips healthy in colder weather, and helps to prevent dryness and irritation. 

Make our Ultimate Moisturising Lip Balm part of your daily beauty regime, and reapply throughout the day for a super soft pout. 👄

Hydrate your body (& your lips)

Drinking plenty of water not only ensures you stay alert and hydrated, but also helps to keep your skin, hair, and lips looking their best! Beauty starts on the inside, so watch that water intake. 💧

Drink 8 glasses of water per day to keep dehydration at bay, and try using our luxurious Volumising 24K Gold Collagen Lip Masks to give your lips the gold-star treatment.

Combat chapped lips

There's nothing peskier (or more painful) than dry, chapped lips. Sometimes, no matter how much lip balm we slap on, we just can't seem to combat the chap.

Our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub is specifically designed to exfoliate your lips and remove the dry, dead skin - leaving you with totally smooth lips. 

Written by Becki Sams

April 26, 2019 by Becki Sams