Monthly Archives: November 2015

Just another lip gloss?

Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a lip product junkie.  Ok, lets be real.  I’m a product fiend in general but I LOVVVVE lip products.  Honestly though, it’s strange because I absolutely HATE my lips.  Hate the shape, pretty much hate everything about them.  They are too thin and just puny.  I usually stick to pinks/mauvy nude colors and glosses because wearing deep dark shades tends to make small lips look even smaller.  It’s true because…science.

I love the deep dark vampy shades too so it’s a real bummer.  My lips can get really out of whack sometimes too.  I don’t know if it’s the weather or what but every now and then they will feel like the sahara dessert.  I don’t mean like peeling and cracking either.  They look totally normal from the outside but from the inside they are slowly and successfully driving me insane.  They will feel tight and almost like they got sunburned but they actually didn’t.

I’ve always been a firm obsessor of chapstick (what girl isn’t) and have never had a problem keeping my lips moisturized.  Until two weeks ago….

Lemme start from the beginning because this post is actually a review of a product that was sent to me to try.  I woke up one morning to the driest my lips have ever felt.  I noticed it when I yawned.  Bloody hell that was awful.  What is going on?!  I ran to the mirror and they looked perfectly normal.  These two little biotches were trying to ruin me from the inside.  I threw on some chapstick and went about my morning.  Fast forward to literally 3 mins later.

My lips were bare and dry again as if I had put NOTHING on.  They almost felt worse?!  I remembered a product back in my bedroom that I had been meaning to really give a try.  The product is called LipGlam and they are a company in the UK.  I fumbled to get the top off as quickly as possible and squeezed.  Nothing came out.  Squeezed harder and finally some made its way to the top.  SWEET RELIEF!

This stuff is pretty amazing. It is lanolin based and all natural.  It’s pretty thick and you are instructed to warm it up in between your fingers to apply but Mama aint got no time for that! Once I coated my lips in this stuff they instantly felt better.  They felt bearable again.  BONUS and pretty big reason I love this stuff.  Longevity. It claims to supply 8 hours of moisture.  Well folks, it really does.

I put this on at night before I drift off to dreamland (which by the way I’ve been having some bizarre ones) and I’m not just talking about slapping a light wash of it on no, no.  I mean I slather on the thickest amount I can without getting it on my pillow case.  I know I must look like one of those 80’s music video girls applying copious amounts of lip gloss trying to look sexy but I assure you I look like a worn out mama in a mens vneck tshirt, hair in a bun with the shiniest lips you’ve ever seen lol.

I’ve always used aquaphor on my lips or the little tub of Vaseline in coco butter when they really needed hydration but even that, my tried and true wasn’t cutting it.  LipGlam gets the job done and with all natural ingredients!  It’s also paraben free and dermatologist tested.  It’s thicker than anything I’ve ever used and that’s exactly why I love it.  You can also use this on your skin for dry areas, cuticles, and even split ends.

If you are searching for a lip product that actually moisturizes and doesn’t disappear off your lips in two seconds I HIGHLY recommend ordering some LipGlam.  The ONLY con which isn’t really even a con is the slight smell of lanolin you get when first applying.  I just don’t love the smell but, it’s very faint and goes away almost instantly.

What I wouldn’t give to have this product sold at my Target.  I swear I need to purchase stock in Target. I would honestly lose it if I couldn’t go there.  The thought of stopping my target trips gives me anxiety.   I mean what’s not to love though?  It’s got a starbucks AND it’s by a quarry so cell service is spotty and I’m forced to give my phone a break so for me I’d say its only adding to the quality of my life (haahaha)

Enough rambling for now.  I love this product and don’t think I can be without it anymore.  I have no idea about conversion rates but I want to say that their shipping fee is very reasonable.  I wanna  say 3 bucks?  The  product itself I believe is 10 or 11 bucks.  Very good price point for such an awesome quality product.  Leave a comment down below if you have any lip favorites that you can’t be without.  You know I’m always on the hunt!  Also-If you have any requests for particular blog posts, topics or reviews of products feel free to email me at Jessica@primpthis.com  I’d love to hear opinions from my readers on what you want.

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You can order your own LipGlam here!

 

 

WWIII

I’ve been waging a literal war against my skin for about 6 months now.  I’m not kidding.  I should be getting paid for all this work, effort and MONEY spent to get my skin in check.  I would say my skins been in boot camp if you will.

I recently had it confirmed by my dermatologist that I have mild rosacea on my inner cheeks as well as VERY sensitive skin.  Now, these two things don’t bode well for the makeup and product loving junkie that I am.  I’ve kinda known these two things for a while but like an idiot pretended they didn’t exist lol.

After accepting the painful truth about my skin I decided to do a complete overhaul of the products I was using in hopes to turn the tides for my skin.  So, that’s what I’ve been doing.  The crappy part about this is that I love to try new products.  Not only for myself but for my clients and in my kit.  I’m always looking for the next best thing.  Well, you can’t do that when you have skin issues like mine.  You’re asking for it and over the past few years I’ve been gettin it.

One of the products I’ve been loving is actually something I’ve been using now for about a year.  Bye Bye redness is a neutralizing correcting cream by IT cosmetics.  It covers redness like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  I’m serious.  This comes in one shade and can adjust to almost any skin tone.

This cream is very fluffy and lightweight but is also super creamy which I love.  This gives enough coverage that you could actually put this on alone and walk out the door.  I usually just stipple this on with a small duo fiber brush.  I use that brush because my skin gets red if you just look at it sideways.  The less pressure and rubbing I have to do the better.  I pat some on and swirl it in with my brush.

Even with my skin being uncooperative a lot of the time it does have its good days and good weeks even.  I have to stay on my regimen but if I do I have pretty good results.  Some days I even have no redness at all and other it’s like my face has been repeatedly flicked with rubber bands.   The bye bye redness cream is great under foundation or worn alone but I will say make sure you are good and moisturized before application as it can dry you out a bit and cling to dry patches a bit.  Not cute.

It’s also great for covering blemishes and pretty much anything unsightly.  If you have redness of any kind or mild rosacea like me you HAVE to get this product. I get mine at Ulta or you can order here!

It is on the pricier side at $32 for a tub but you get a good amount of product and a little goes a long way.  Totally worth it in my book.  I’ve not found anything that covers as well as this does along with all the other added benefits the cream has.  Anti-aging properties, peptides and collagen are just to name a few.

[I’ve used this on a lot of my clients and their jaws always drop when they see what a difference it makes.}

As for me I’ll continue to fight the good fight against my naughty skin and hopefully someday soon we will be on the same team.  I’ve got a good feeling.

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