Lip Monthly October 2014

October 22, 2014

in Beauty,Videos

Lip Monthly is a fairly new subscription service that focuses on lip products.

Products in the box:

Starlooks Lip Sugar, Retail Value $2

Starlooks Lip Sugar

I don’t see the flavor I seemed to have gotten on their website.  The website lists only vanilla, but the one I received is a brown sugar. It smells just like brown sugar. I like this product, but I am disappointed to see it isn’t available.

Noyah Lip Balm, Retail Value $3.99

Noyah Lip Balm

This is probably a nice product. It has no smell and is all natural. However, I do not need another lip balm no does this excite me in the least.

JCat Lipstick in Honeycrisp, Retail Value $2.99

JCat lipstick honeycrisp

This is a nice lipstick. I like the color. It is a pretty nude. It feels good on the lips. Doesn’t have great lasting power, but very comfortable.

deVine Lip Shimmer in Pinot Noir, Retail Value $4.50

deVine Lip Shimmer in Pinot Noir

I wasn’t sure what to make of this product at first, but I really like it. It feels like a lip balm but has enough color in it to make me feel like I’m wearing lipstick. My favorite product from the bag this month.

LA Girl Eyeliner in Navy, Retail Value $3

LA Girl Eyeliner in Navy

This is just a pencil liner. I am not impressed at all. It pulls and feels scratchy. The color is beautiful though.

Lip Monthly costs $10 a month. This box was worth $16.50. While this is the lowest value subscription box I get every month, it is a new box and they are improving. They also have a new points system that is quite nice. Check it out here.

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(Family Features) Nails have become the ultimate form of self-expression in beauty. From classic French manicures and gel finishes to elaborate designs and bold neons, nails reflect your own unique style. This season, make sure your tips are healthy and perfectly polished to enhance your overall appearance.

Polish Your Look

Whether you want a pop of color to match a new outfit or a subdued nude overlay, a perfect polish is the final step needed to complete a well-crafted look. No matter your personal style, there are hundreds of shades to choose from. To nail your ideal shade, visit a store that has a wide color selection of nail polish, like Walgreens, which has over 8,000 convenient locations for all your beauty needs.

Make Moisturizing a Habit

Before you break out the polish, be sure to also give proper attention to your hands. Invest in a deeply hydrating formula of hand cream or body lotion and apply to hands throughout the day, every day. Some key ingredients to look for include retinol, vitamin B and alpha-hydroxy acids, which work together to provide smooth, supple skin from the fingertips to the palms.

Maintain Your Manicure

The signs of healthy nails include a strong, smooth surface, free of dents and dings, with a consistent, uniform color throughout. Invest in quality nail care supplies to keep them looking their best. A complete kit should include a fingernail clipper, cuticle stick, emery board and a buffer. While the rate at which your nails grow can vary from person to person, filing about once a week is a good way to keep up with maintenance. Of course, filing is a good idea any time chips, breakage or rough edges appear. For the best results, cut and file right after bathing when your nails are soft. The Studio 35 beauty line offers nail implements and all the basics you need to maintain your manicure, such as Nail Polish Remover Liquid, Jumbo Cotton Balls and Buffing Blocks.

Cuticle Care

The cuticle located above the nail bed also requires proper moisture, so be sure to use a special cuticle formula or your favorite lotion to apply onto this area. If you have brittle nails, invest in a strengthening base coat before you begin to polish, such as Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat, Smooth & Protect.

By keeping your nails looking maintained, clean and polished, you’ll set the tone for your beautiful appearance. For your nail care needs, visit your local Walgreens or shop online at walgreens.com.

Tips for a Perfect Manicure

With so many wonderful nail care products available, it’s easy to turn your home into your own mini salon. Here are a few simple tips to achieve a perfectly manicured set of nails.

Refresh Your Look

Brighten up any day or night with brilliant color. Give your nails personality with the beautiful shades from the Revlon ColorStay collection with flirty hues, such as Bubbly or Trendy.
Brighten Up with Hot Hues

Small, chic updates to your look don’t require spending a fortune. Paint those nails pretty with the most sought-after colors of the season – vibrant neons. To get the look, check out the Sittin’ Pretty or Vices Versa shades by Essie.

 

At-Home Innovations

While many women rush to their local salon for professional gel procedures, new at-home products provide the same look, feel and durability. Some manufacturers even offer gel products that don’t require an LED light for application, like Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy, which gives flawless color and brilliant shine in just two steps.

(woman with green nail polish) – Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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