June 27, 2012

Winter Warmers - Lip Care

This is the second of four 'Winter Warmers' posts, with this one focussing on keeping your lips smooth and hydrated all winter long. During the winter time the chance of your lips becoming dry and chapped seems to grow dramatically! With having dry and chapped lips being a pet-hate of mine I like to keep a lip balm on me at all times, all year round. Having smooth lips makes applying lipstick a lot easier and leaves you with a more polished look overall. Below are some wonderful products I recommend to keep your lips smooth and healthy throughout winter.
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm in Cherry
Carmex Moisturing Lip Balm (Cherry Flavour)
Not only are Carmex lip balms extremely moisturising they are inexpensive and very easy to get hold of. They are stocked in most supermarkets and pharmacies as well as places like Target and Kmart. They come in a variety of flavours and packaging options, with the chapstick being my personal favourite. These lip balms are quite thick, so I find that applying them at night works best, and leaves your with silky soft lips by the morning. I highly recommend these lip balms as I find there is nothing better to combat and prevent chapped lips throughout the colder months.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment
Lucas' Papaw Remedies
Lucas' Papaw Ointment
If you are looking for a multi-purpose, good for everything balm to have on you at all times, look no further! This wonderful ointment helps chapped lips, burns, cuts and insect bites, just to name a few of its uses! I find that this product is amazing to help heal and repair chapped lips, leaving them feeling instantly refreshed and smooth. This is the perfect item to keep with you at all times because of its many uses, and is wonderful for use during the day time on dry lips, as it quickly sinks in and leaves no oily residue on the lips. It is also an Australian-made product which means when you purchase this product that you are supporting a local Australian business. And is easy to pick up from stores such as Target and Big W. 

June 24, 2012

Winter Warmers - Body Care

This is the first of many 'Winter Warmer' posts. These posts are here to inspire and reccomend a few products that are great to use during the colder months. As winter continues we all look for ways to stay warm and look after our skin. With the large amount of heating used during the colder months our skin suffers, having vital nutrients and moisture removed. Below are some products perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and conditioned throughout the winter season.
Gardeners Hand Therapy and Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Cream
Crabtree and Evelyn

Crabtree&Evelyn 'Gardeners Hand Therapy' $20 for 50g
Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Cream $40 for 200g
Crabtree and Evelyn are an English brand specialising in body care. Their products are easy to purchase with 21 stores throughout Australia, as well as their online store which offers free delivery for orders over $100. 
The 'Gardeners Hand Therapy' is a higher-end hand cream ($20 for 50g or $28 for 100g) but you do pay for what you get, instantly nourished and conditioned hands from the shea-butter rich formula.You can apply this hand cream at whatever point during the day without worrying about having slippery hands as this product soaks in straight away and instantly restores softness. A little pea-sized amount of cream is all you need for both hands so this product lasts quite a while, making sure you get your moneys worth! 

Another product perfect for keeping your skin glowing during the frostier months is the 'Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Cream' ($40 for 200g). Even though this is probably more money than most people would want to spend on a body lotion, it does wonders for your skin leaving it feeling soft and silky. I recommend using this cream before going to bed as it is quite thick. This product is great for use on legs, knees and elbows, combating any dryness and restoring moisture back into the skin instantly.

I hope this helped you keep your skin looking nourished throughout winter, and ready for summer when the sun comes out again. 

June 23, 2012

Welcome to GlossyRedLips,

A blog showing the latest trends and how to re-create them. With beauty tips, reviews and loads of fashion styling ideas! Being an Australian blog, the aim is to show many Australian brands which are easily available to purchase locally, in addition to international brands. I hope you enjoy reading the upcoming posts and feel free to comment with any ideas you may have. 
xx GlossyRedLips