I know better than most people, the problems of having dry cracked lips. Unfortunately they always tend to strike when we least expect it; WINTER (because we convince ourselves we won’t have the same problem like last year), On HOLIDAY (because we forget that Air-conditioning is on attack mode!)
I will be first to admit to suffering like many during both the above periods of the year and odd periods during the rest of the year. I try to have something handy in my handbag i.e.lipsalve but normally I have taken it out when I’m sorting my bag (clearing out the reams of receipts etc), because I always have bright ideas like that!
I decided to share my favourite products with you, and as you will see, I am slowly collecting quite the range of products. The three main brands that I use for looking after my lips are Vaseline, Lypsyl and Burts Bees.
I am a huge fan of Vaseline and have always kept them as one of my go to products. The two products that I have been using from their range are the Vaseline Lip Therapy with Aloe Vera and the Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. I love the latter of the two because it gives me a nice pink tint to my lips for something extra. I also love that you don’t need much of the vaseline in order to give your lips a nourished feel. Both of these are on sale in Boots for less than £2 at the moment. (Think of those advantage points people!)
I actually got sent the Burts Bees replenishing lip care by the people over at Producttesting.co.uk to try out and absolutely loved it. It has a nice scent and leaves a little tingle on my lips which feels like it is getting right into my lips to help them. This can be bought direct from the site for £3.69 and is well worth the money as it’s a fab product.
The Lypsyl products are new to my collection and were kindly sent by the lovely people at Lypsyl themselves to try them out for myself. I got sent original, strawberry and cherry to test out and absolutely love them. The product stays on your lips for ages and keeps them feeling super hydrated and also smells amazing. These fab products can be found on amazon and can be bought in bulk which means they last ages. Prices vary a bit so it’s worth looking if you are interested yourself.
I hope you liked my post featuring these 3 amazing brands, and I hope it has given you some inspiration to buy yourself some lip saviours before you find yourself under attack from cracked lip syndrome.
*as per my post, the Lypsyl and Burts Bees were sent for me to review, all opinions are my own.
We have made it to June and I have yet to write a summer inspiration post or wish list. I guess the reason behind this is due to the fact that I won’t be going on a holiday myself until November. However I have been stocking up
on summer bits and pieces in the last 6 weeks ready for my hols since all the shops will be stocking Winter clothing.
I thought I would kick us off with my favourite picks from Esprit’s summer range. I love this brand and the quality and pricing of the range is fab. Their summer wear is really versatile and would suit every shape or size; especially when it comes to their swimwear.
First up, I am in love with this Flowing Jersey Kimono priced at £29.00. This would look fab over a bikini on the beach or with some denim shorts and a loose tee.
Next up, I love this Padded Halterneck Swimsuit priced at £40.00. This is the first swimsuit that I have seen all year that looks chic and bang on trend. I’m not a fan of swimwear with cut out section at the midriff etc but I would definitely wear this one with the above kimono on a beach day.
When it comes to footwear, I love these Indian-style slip-slops priced at £29.00. I love a gorgeous pair of sandals like these and live in these types of shoe when I am on holiday. This pair is gorgeous as they have touches of pink and gold to them.
Lastly every woman needs a beach bag that goes well with her outfit and to match this whole beach look, I have chosen this Jute Blend Rucksack priced at £45.00. I love the woven look of this bag and the pink of the bag would go well with the sandals.
As an added extra, a cover up after you leave the beach is normally necessary so I have chosen this simple Stretch Jersey Dress priced at £29.00. It looks fab as a throw over for when you need to cover up from the sun and is a bargain prices too.
I hope you feel inspired from my summer picks that I have chosen from Esprit. It makes me want to buy more and more but I am trying to behave and not spend too much money at the moment.
Esprit do a fab range for not only women, but also men, children even home, so there is something for everyone.
A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Kiehls Blogger Event in the York store ran by store Manager Hannah and assistant Manager Laura. You may have seen my post a few weeks before about my first ever trip to the Kiehls store where I had a skin consultation and a mini facial. After that first trip, I have been kinda obsessed with Kiehls products and have dabbled with other products as part of my blog reviews but find myself coming back to Kiehls all the time.
We were greeted with strawberries and champagne as we walked into the store before sitting down and enjoying hearing more about Kiehls history. Kiehls started out over 150 years ago as a good old-fashioned apothecary or pharmacy to you and I, in New York. It offered its customers natural and herbal remedies which still to this day, it has carried on doing but in a more appealing branded way.
After listening to some of the history, Hannah then did a skin consultation on Kat of The Kat’s Paws and explained all of the products that she was using on Kat’s skin and why she would use them. Laura then came round and allowed us all to sample all of the products that she was using so we could try them for ourselves and see what we thought of them.
We were given time to take lots of photos and have a chat with each other while we looked at the products and talked to Laura & Hannah some more. Needless to say I took sooo many pictures and even had a selfie with Mr Bones and Laura from Beauty Best Friend….
Before we left, we were given the chance to win a hamper of Kiehls goodies including most of the range fo products that had been used on Kat during the skin consultation. The lucky winner of the hamper was Kat herself and I was a tad jealous because I am so in love with the Kiehls range.
The evening was fab and great to meet some new bloggers as well as finding out more about the Kiehls range. I love that all the packaging is simple yet eye-catching. They clearly print the name of the product, what it does and what it is made up of. As part of the event we received a goody bag each made up of lots of Kiehls samples to try, a handmade Filmore & Union smoothie made from ingredients that Kiehls use like avocado, lime etc and also some divine Betty’s macaroons. My brother nabbed the male samples as soon as I got home and my mother stole some of them as well not before i demanded certain ones for myself and all three of us have been really impressed with what we tried.
I will be going back soon to buy some more of their fab products as I am about to run out of some of my favourites and would definitely recommend the Kiehls range. Thanks to Hannah & Laura for putting on a fab night.