14 August 2013

That Summer Pout


During the summer I find myself embracing all colours of lipsticks, I must admit, I'm really enjoying wearing them this year as I've found myself being a lot less self conscious in terms of wearing brighter and bolder colours and indeed colours such as peach shades which I had never tried up until a few months back.

I do however tend to struggle in the lipstick department as my lips are always so dry, this is an issue I seem to moan about quite a lot on here but it really is something that bugs me! Nevertheless I've found that a simple routine such as this below really has helped with my bug baring problem.

First up, I've being using the LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub which has somewhat been a blogger favourite ever since I started up my blog. Technically speaking it is just castor sugar and jojoba oil in a pot with a bubblegum flavouring; however, it is rather lovely and a little bit fun too!

I use this to prep my lips by scrubbing away any dry skin that is present; this leaves them really soft once I've washed away the sugar. I have found this to be quite abrasive if you use too much like I did when I first purchased it, therefore don't use too much. Next up I have being using the Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream* to put on after the lip scrub whereby this sinks in lovely leaving my lips really soft and quite moisturised resulting in a perfect base before I apply my lipstick. Enriched with vitamins C and E it softens and hydrates lips whilst also protecting them.

It is quite a heavily scented rose product which is not normally to everyone's taste; I have however found that it isn't as strong as the Balance Me Rose Otto Lip Salve which I did not get on with. I'm really enjoying using the Aseop product as it does sink in very quickly meaning I can put my lipstick of choice on straight away! My only issue with this is that it is the type of tube whereby the product can easily come oozing out of it rather quickly, much like a Blistex product I've had in the past.

I'm at the moment loving my Bourjous Rouge Edition Lipstick in Péche Cosy as it is a gorgeous peach shade that is so creamy and soft; it applies beautifully; especially having done this little routine beforehand.


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  1. Aww that looks lovely on you hun! I'd been eyeing up that lipstick for a while, but seeing as summer will be over soon. I might not buy it after all. :(

    Does suit you so much though ^_^

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    1. Thank you :) Yes autumn is soon on it's way, I would like a darker berry colour I think next xx

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  2. I do love the lush lip scrub, the lip cream sounds good too! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. The Aesop lip cream sounds like something I would love! The lipstick is gorgeous on you... such a perfect neutral shade.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, it is one of my favourite shades at the moment x

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  4. You are STUNNING! My goodness O_O

    www.hudasbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. This lipstick looks amazing on you! I also use Bubblegum lipscrub and I love it so much..

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. It's really nice, I just wish I used it more than I do at times as I have so much left xx

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  6. That lipstick is such a pretty colour, it looks fab on you! x

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  7. I haven't tried the LUSH lip scrubs yet even though everyone seems to like them. I just can't decide on a scent/flavour because none of them really appeal to me. I'll have to go smell them again.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I'm sure I read somewhere that there is a mint flavour, if I do buy one again it would be that one I picked up xx

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  8. Been wearing Peche cosy a lot lately, it's such a lovely summer shade :) I have the popcorn lip scrub and a luuuurve it, it really is just something you could make at home but it's so good! x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it just Lauren, I really do like it :) xx

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  9. Wow, you are so beautiful! and I love that colour!

    http://acasuallove.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thank you AJ :) I love the colour too xx

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  10. Love your lipstick, you look so naturally beautiful!

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  11. I love the bubblegum lip scrub. You really suit the lip colour :)

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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    1. Thank you Hayley, I was always so worried about trying peach shades but actually, they're not too bad at all :) xx

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  12. The Aesop lip cream seems so lovely x

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    1. It is really nice, I now want to try a few more things from the brand xx

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  13. I love love love the Bubblegum lip scrub, it's so delicious and does a great job too xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. It does taste very nice, however because it is made of sugar I have to make sure I prep my lips before I brush my teeth haha! xx

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  14. The lipstick is such a gorgeous shade on you! I wish colours like that would work on my skintone

    roshjourney.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you but I bet reds and berry shades look incredible on you whereas I think I can look really washed out with darker shades at times :( xx

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  15. This is lovely and I also love the LUSH scrub!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Layla, the scrub is really good! :) xx

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  16. That colour looks wonderful on you, so natural. What a great little routine you've got there. I'm terrible, I usually bung on a lip balm while I do my makeup and hope for the best when it comes time to put lipstick on. I need to get better!

    I used to have the popping candy version of the lipscrub, but it dried out. They are amazing! xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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    1. I used to be terrible but one day I sat down and thought I really need to try and solve this problem. I generally do just pop lip balm on before lipstick, I would do this routine maybe once a week :) xx

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  17. You look so pretty here Amy! The lip colour really suits you.
    I have massive amounts of love for this Lush lip scrub, I'm so sad mine is nearly finished. The Aesop lip balm sounds lovely, too.

    Jess xo

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    1. Thank you Jess :) the lip scrubs are great, you should definitely treat yourself to another one xx

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  18. That shade of lipstick is gorgeous! I haven't tried any Bourjois lip products! xx

    Trial and Error Beauty

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    1. Up until I purchased this neither had I, I'll definitely go back and try more after this as the quality is really good :) x

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  19. I am so happy i found your blog! It is beautiful, and these products look amazing.

    Une Jolie Vie

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    1. Thank you so much Mia :) I'm glad you found my blog too! :) xx

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  20. I was eyeing the bubblegum lip scrub when I was at Lush last week, but I couldn't convince myself that it was worth the price. After seeing so many raves about it, I have to get it! :D

    Joyce || Blooming Bolt

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    1. I think it is a little expensive however it lasts forever :) xx

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  21. This lipstick looks amazing! I definitely need it in my life! *running to drugstore* xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  22. Oooh from this, I may give the lush lip scrub a try (seen it before and wondered whether to buy) also, the Aesop lip balm, looks gorgeous.

    Thanks for the post,
    Sophie @ www.zensiesta.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie, the Aesop lip balm is really nice :) xx

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  23. I've been meaning to get myself one of those Lush lip scrubs for forever, one day I'll remember! x

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    1. One day! :) Hope you get one soon xx

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  24. The Aesop lip cream sounds lovely, I~m forever searching for a balm that actually works. I~ve been meaning to get that lip scrub since last year, must remember to pick it up as I get so annoyed with flakey bits ruining my lip look, especially when using matte finishes.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yes, matte finishes are the worst if you have dry lips! xx

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  25. The bubblegum lipscrub is one of my favorites, really fun to use :)

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Lovely post! I still can't make up my mind whether I like the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush or not haha. I think it's perhaps the taste of it...maybe I should try a different flavour? The lipstick looks lovely on you! xo

    Seek My Scribbles

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    1. Thank you Megan :) I went through stages of loving it and then not so much. It really does work though so I've decided it's a 'love' product xx

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