super lush lips

super lush lips

well beauties, it’s the first day of winter (also, the world did not end – hooray!) and my lips have been feeling the cold effects. i don’t tend to change up my color routine this time of year and with holiday parties demanding red lips and bold looks galore, my poor pout is taking a beating.

i picked up super by dr. nicholas perricone’s lush lips on a whim during their recent sale and it has been the most welcome addition to my winter regime so far. the little pot holds a thick (almost solid) balm, remnant of pure shea butter consistency if you’ve ever tried it, and it smells divine – coconut oils evoke thoughts of warm destinations, so perfect for getting through the chillier months.

i’ve been applying lush lips nightly with a q-tip (i hate putting my fingers into pots!) and every morning my lips are smooth and soft, still smelling sweet. it has done wonders for winter dryness and the effects really last – we are talking intense hydration without a lot of slick and shine. i imagine this would be great for layering under lipstick or even over top, plus knowing that i get all of the amazing knowledge and research behind dr. perricone is a huge bonus.

if your lips are looking for a little relief, i can’t recommend this one highly enough. you can get your hands on super lush lips here for $20.

ps – i’m over on the south moon under blog today talking all things red lipstick – so festive and fun!

super by dr nicholas perricone clarifying activator

my combination skin has taken a turn for the all-around oily and the only thing keeping it under control as summer starts to rear its ugly humid head is this clarifying activator by super. a swipe over my clean face before bed ensures that all traces of makeup (and yoga sweat) are wiped away, leaving my skin toned, clear, and shine free the next day. the best part is that my all-too-sensitive face has not complained in the least, in fact i dare say my skin prefers a chemical exfoliant. now, i normally don’t get this technical, but the icing on the cake for me is the key nutrient zinc, which when lacking, leads to acne. applying it topically in a solution like this regulates oil production and aids in tissue repair. suffice to say that i am smitten!

now to figure out how to travel with this bad boy…