Make sure you have luscious lips this Valentine’s Day…

We all desire lips that are kissable at this time of year, but the cold and wet weather can wreak havoc on your skin and your lips are one of the most exposed parts of your face. It can be simple to get softer lips you just need to treat them with a bit of love and care and they will reward you with a soft and smooth texture and plumpness you’ve never seen before.

One of the easiest ways to get softer lips is to exfoliate your lips while you are brushing your teeth. Yes I know, lots of people laugh when you say “exfoliate your lips” but it really does make a huge difference.

How to exfoliate for softer lips

With a wet toothbrush, but without toothpaste, run the brush over your lips very gently for 30 seconds and then rinse. You can do this with both a manual or electric toothbrush but remember to go gently and never scrub. You’ll feel how smooth they become almost immediately. Finish with a lip treatment product, like Arbonne’s Intelligence Lip Treatment (£32 or £25.60 for preferred clients), or lip balm to hydrate immediately afterwards. My preferred clients love the extra spcial treatment they get from me and from Arbonne. It's like joining an exclusive club. You pay a joining fee of £17 but get 20% off everything you purchase for a whole 12 months. Plus a free gift in your start month on single orders over £120. Now that's a special club to be in, right?!

Arbonne has done it again with a super specific treatment which really does work to help you achieve softer lips. This targeted formula features their proprietary ingredient Phytinol™, which helps soften the appearance of fine lines on the lips and contours, and supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier. After a single treatment lips feel replenished, hydrated and moisturised. It also enhances the appearance of lip volume and multitasks as a primer for lipstick or gloss. I pat it gently all over my lips and along the lip contour in the morning and evening. I often use it when I’m at my desk too but love it under lipstick or lip gloss to give me a fuller lip line.

Another great exfoliating tip is to mix a small amount of granulated sugar (coconut sugar will work if you are avoiding refined sugar like I do) in a little coconut oil. Store your homemade lip exfoliator in a clean jar and massage a pea sized amount all over your lips at bedtime. The grains of sugar will dissolve in the oil and give your lips a super smooth, clean feel. The sugary coconut oil tastes delicious too. Once dissolved rinse clear and continue with your bedtime routine.

Lip looks for Valentine’s Day  

Now that you have smoother softer lips, you can focus on making them look even better! My favourite lip gloss came in one of the Arbonne Holiday sets at Christmas. It is a fabulous 2 in 1 product as each end unscrews to reveal either a matt or a sheer gloss. Fabulous. I love it because one product in my handbag will take me from day to night. It’s my new go to lip product and even better it’s on special offer while stocks last. So get it while you can.

It comes as part of a fabulous Midnight Muse set #5571 £56 saving 20%.

What’s included in the Midnight Muse set? Everything you need to create cool smoky eyes and a nude lip – you’ll be sure to turn heads! The Arbonne matte/shimmer eye shadow duo is the perfect contrasting complement to the deep grey eye liner. Finish your look with a new matte lip cream or add some shine with a sheer gloss favourite. It’s an inspiring palette, suited for all skin types and tones. Key Ingredients include eyebright extract and hibiscus flower extract in the eye shadow and eyeliner and edelweiss extract and passion fruit oil in the Sheer Lip Gloss.

We all like a beauty trick, right? And Arbonne is no exception which is why they created the 2 in 1 beauty stick.

Is it a blusher or is it a lipstick? You guessed it - it can double as both so perfect for your handbag. It’s what all the models were wearing on the fashion catwalk this season.  From J W Anderson to Kenzo they were all sporting this versatile, thrifty look.

I love that Arbonne has pared their Blossoming Beauty Gift Set (£39), again saving 20%. It comes with a pretty in pink lip gloss that adds ultra-sparkle and has an energising scent of orange and grapefruit oil, as well as the highlighter stick for cheeks and lips. The soft pink innocence of the lip & cheek stick belies its ability to transform any look. And it all comes wrapped in a charming wristlet with detachable Arbonne logo charm. Key Ingredients in the lip gloss include orange and grapefruit oil while the lip & cheek stick is rich in mango butter, shea butter and chia oil.

Or for those red hot lip moments invest in a statement piece of makeup which will take you from day to night.

Smoothed Over Lipstick Currant (£21 or £16.80 for preferred clients)

This lipstick is great for Valentine’s Day for a sultry and sexy finish to your look. Sublime lips start with Arbonne’s moisturising formula that smooths on long wearing, luxurious colour. Infused with fruit extracts for a volumising effect and to the max hydration this ultra-hydrating lipstick will give you a smooth, satin glossy finish. Key ingredients include watermelon extract, apple extract and meadowfoam seed oil – great for keeping your lips smooth and healthy. If a red shade isn't for you - there's other colours which are equally stylish too!

For more hints and tips on makeup and beauty be sure to check in with the blog regularly. I love sharing my transformational tips to help you get the most out of your makeup bag. And please share your favourites with me too – I’m always interested in your beauty secrets.

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