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Dry Lips? Try These Three Fixes

It’s the middle of winter and your lips are cracked and starting to bleed, yuck. Well, here are three solutions that will turn your dry lips soft.
1. Evolution of Smooth Lip Balms

When you’re at home, relaxing or running round doing chores, and notice that your lips are chapped, you should immediately reach for an EOS lip balm. They’re small, moisturizing, and come in a variety of flavors. They’ll fit in purses, pockets, backpacks, etc., and they’re uniquely shaped, so no confusing a pen for your lip balm anymore. See, https://www.amazon.com/EOS-Organic-Lip-Balm-Pomegranate/dp/B00B6A9KTU.

There are a dozen of the regular spheres [on Ulta] and then there are the specialized ones that have shimmer or SPF (who doesn’t want protected lips?). They also have some stick lip balms for those of you that don’t like the sphere. Plus their flavors sound delicious. Vanilla mint or blackberry nectar anyone?

Visit their Facebook page for more info.

2. Bare Minerals Best Friend XOX Lip Balms

This is a go-to lip balm for when you’re best friend is arriving in 5 minutes to take you out for the night and you don’t want to sacrifice the perfect lip color, but your lipsticks are too drying.

This lip balm smells great and is heavily pigmented, for a lip balm. When you first put it on, it’s creamy and moisturizing enough to slide over any dryness without showing flakes and within a few hours your lips will feel baby smooth. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of colors.

3. Coconut Oil

You’re thinking, really? Coconut oil? The stuff sitting in my kitchen?

The answer is yes. The (hopefully organic) coconut oil that you use to cook makes an amazing moisturizer. It’s heavy and slippery though, so it’s best used at night as a deep moisturizer for your lips. When you wake up in the morning your lips will be smooth and coconut-y!

 

A Week of Wen

We’ve all seen the infomercials with the models and celebrities whose hair looks flawless after using cleansing conditioner, Wen hair by Chaz. Created by celebrity hairstylist, Chaz Dean, Wen claims to add more shine, body and bounce to hair. The 5-in-1 cleansing conditioner does so by eliminating sulfates found in other products and by replacing your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. Wen hair products are sold on totalbeauty.com and on Sephora.

As with a lot of things advertised in infomercials, tons of people wonder, ‘does it really do what it claims’? Well one person decided to put it to the test and share her results.

The tester, using the product over the course of the week, had some good and not so good moments. The tester noticed that her hair responded (and ultimately looked better) when she would clean her hair in the morning – something she didn’t usually do. Normally washing her hair before going to bed in the evening, she tried that when she first used Wen hair; however when she woke up the next morning, her hair was greasy and flat. As someone who works in a hair salon, the tester was able to conclude that if her hair wasn’t so fine, it probably wouldn’t have reacted to the product in that way. And at the end of her test week, she determined that even though Wen wouldn’t be her daily go-to product, it would still be a product in her arsenal.

The takeaway from this one tester’s experience, is that products react differently on different hair types. Not every product is for everybody. So the best bet if you’re interested in something, is to just give it a try. That way you know for certain if it’s for you or not. Read more about Wen hair here: http://www.wen.com/before-after.html.