GRAB A COFFEE | Vlogging, Spontaneous Halloween makeup, and chatting about fall | Katrina S

HEY THERE Katrina comin’ back at ya live and in stereo (lol) – I wanted to sit and chat, per usual, while playing with a drugstore *AFFORDABLE* eyeshadow palette, tysm Colourpop you’re a Godsend. I hope you like this type of video and let me know others you’d like to see from me! I keep a list. No, but really I do.

Thank you so much for spending 15 mins of your day with me, I’ll never take that for granted.

FACE *full deets coming in next video ;)*

PRODUCTS
Colourpop Element of Surprise eyeshadow palette
BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel deluxe eyeshadow palette
Loreal Superstar eyeliner
Butter London mascara + Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume mascara
Ofra Cosmetics long lasting liquid lipstick in Verona
Elf Cosmetics lip oil in Nude Kiss

BRUSHES (in order mentioned)
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
SL Miss Glam L34
Luxie 207 medium angled shading
Luxie 213T on lower lash line

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All About Lip Care

“I didn’t realize I had so many lip care products…
but the show must go on!”

Today’s post is all about the exfoliation and hydration of your lips, honeys! Lip care is something that can often get neglected and I’m the first to admit I’m guilty of doing so.

A little tip: try to keep a lip scrub in the shower so you’re reminded to exfoliate regularly

And by regularly, I would recommend 2-3 times a week. Don’t go bananas – your lips are sensitive! I have three examples of lip scrubs I like for entirely different reasons so let me jump on into it.

  1. Seraphine Botanicals Sugar + Lemon moisturizing lip buffer for $24.00
    This one is my all time favorite (and of course the most expensive – meh). I love the nourishing salve base to this product with some microfine sugars to exfoliate. Unlike the remaining two products, this one has the most hydrating base to it, made with avocado, apricot, and jojoba oils. I use this lip scrub right before bed and then apply one of my favorite lip balms *mentioned later*
    Your lips feel nourished & refreshing.
  2. Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut lip scrub for $19.00
    This lip scrub is an in-between product between the other two. This one has a good grit to it for exfoliation, but incorporates a shea butter base to also hydrate the lips. This is a good lip scrub to leave in the shower. I wouldn’t use it before applying lipstick as the oils may mess with your lipstick color/formula. I should also mention that this one and the next SMELL AMAZING.
  3. Indi Beauty Buttercream Antioxidant lip scrub for $11.99
    What I like about this one is it’s the best bang for your buck. This is well worth the price, but a little more $$$ will get you more of an oil-base as the other two lips scrubs provide. I like this one the best before applying lipstick as there is no slick oil feeling after applied so you are left with a clean and smooth base. 1, 2, 3 and done with this product – it is so quick to use.
    Disclaimer: it’s a dryer formula, so use caution if that’s not something you’re into

With any of these lip scrubs, I recommend rubbing onto your lip with your fingers and massaging into your skin. The easiest method for me is wiping it off with a damp towel when finished.

Onto the next category… HYDRATION. Must must must. Skipping this step would be like getting out of the shower and not applying lotion – who can relate?

No but really, I love a good thick moisturizer before bedtime and if thick consistencies are not your cup of tea, I have two other recommendations for you. Let’s get into it.

  1. My favorite, hands down, most luxurious lip treatment is the Hanalei Lip Treatment for $25.00 which I will definitely be purchasing once I am finished with my Ipsy sample.
    It’s sooooo flippin’ GOOD. Like, it is hydrating. It is a thick formula and rubs down onto your lips almost as an oil, but silkier. Omg, I don’t eve know how to fully explain it. There is little to no scent and I slather this on my lips right before bed and wake up still feeling the hydration penetrating my lips.
    Highly HIGHLY recommend. And it lasts forever – so yes, it’s worth the $$$
  2. My second favorite nighttime moisturizer is this Milani Moisture Lock lip oil treatment for $8.00. This is a much more price-friendly option you also will last you a long time. If you are more into oils and less into thick consistency products, you may prefer the Milani product. You can slather this all over your lips and you are left with shiny, juicy lips that absorb the moisture all night long.
  3. The next product is a bit of a lighter formula, and I have mixed feelings about it. It is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair lip therapy for $12.00 – this is actually cheaper than I thought it was. Now that I look again at the price, yes this lip balm is worth it – but here’s the tea. The consistency of this product is NOT consistent. As in, sometimes this strange liquid-y film comes out of the applicator instead of actual product. I find myself having to squeeze some out onto a tissue until the real product comes out. The real product itself is actually very nice – it’s soothing and more of a daytime lip moisturizer. It’s just that sometimes I don’t have a moment to go running to the bathroom before using this product, and for that I dock it points.
  4. The last product I have int his round up is the Korres lip butter in Jasmine found at Sephora for $12.00. This is the lightest formula of them all and may give your lips a *slight* pinky tint – kind of like your lips, but better. I’m not sure I’ll repurchase when I’m out of it, but it is a good option for those of your that prefer a lighter formula.

And that’s my roundup on lip care! Do you use any of those products? Have you liked/disliked any? Are there some favorites of yours I haven’t tried yet? Please let me know in the comments below – I’m always open to discussion!

Xoxo,
KS Loves

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Lip Luxury: Milani Moisture Lock Lip Oil Treatment

“I would pay more than $8.00 for this lip moisturizer.”

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Chapped, dry lips from the sun at the beach? Or maybe you’re just looking for a nighttime moisturizer to soothe your lips while you catch some Zzzz’s. I’ve found the answer for the best quality and price point, and that is the Milani Moisture Lock Lip Oil Treatment for $8.00 (at any CVS). Personally, I like the almond coconut scent, but I haven’t tried any other ones yet.

It can be kind of strange, slathering on a lip oil before going to bed. You’re like, “Is this going to be messy?” or “Will I get it on my pillow?” No, no, my friends. Right before you crawl into bed and put on an episode of Friends (or whichever Netflix show you’re binging atm), use your favorite lip scrub – or not – and coat your lips with this soothing lip oil treatment.

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It is such a creamy and thick formula that gives all the luxury you could imagine applying to chapped lips. The applicator is wide, which helps to distribute the product evenly and cover more surface. I typically don’t need to dip the applicator back into the bottle, as one coat is enough.

This is my holy grail for nighttime lip moisture and I would be happy to pay more than $8.00 for this, which says a lot about the quality of a drugstore lip treatment. I would absolutely recommend this to someone dealing with chapped or dry lips and have already done so! Hopefully my mom isn’t reading this, because she’ll probably get it for her next birthday.

Has anyone else tried this? Or any other Milani lip care products? Please let me know – as I’m always wanting to try new things!

FYI: other flavors are – lemon honey, peach mango, grapeseed, primrose, grapefruit, pomegranate, and raspberry.

Xoxo,
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