Plump It! Posts
“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party” – Robin Williams
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
- 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.
- Create a super relaxing space by lighting some candles, burning some incense, or putting your aromatherapy diffuser on full blast.
- Slip into the bath, grab a book or magazine, and get ready to R-E-L-A-X.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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