Quick Beauty Queries: Vol. I, No. Two
Sep 8, 2015
Do you have a favorite wine colored nail polish? Something dark but not black. Please, no glitter.
Burgundy and wine shades are the perfect polish colors for fall. For something more on the red side, I like Bogota Blackberry from OPI (it’s being phased out, so buy it now). If you want a polish on the darker side, Essie’s Wicked is always a popular choice.
My lips are on the thin side. Do you use a lip plumper? I don’t need cosmetic surgery or anything, but a little pick me up wouldn’t hurt.
Lip plumping serums, balms, and glosses use ingredients (usually hyaluronic acid and natural oils) that cause the lips to swell slightly. The sensation can be a bit tingly, so consider yourself warned.
To give your lips a bit more volume, there are a few routes you can take. First, you can use a plumping treatment like DuWop Lip Venom Balm. You can also break out the big guns and go with LipFusion Lip Injection XL serum. For something under-$10, try Physician’s Formula Plump Potion.
Your other option is lip gloss or lipstick that has the plumper built in. For that, I like Lipstick Queen’s glosses with a proprietary lip plumper mixed in.
Do you use a cuticle cream? I just had a baby and the constant hand washing is causing mine to split and crack. Please help.
As a new Mom, you might have some nipple balm or Udder Cream lying around, I suggest using that. Keep it by the sink and right after you wash your hands, take a second to massage it in. If you need more intense healing, O’Keeffe’s Work Hands hand cream has never let me down and I know lots of readers swear by it.
I go to yoga on my lunch hour a few days a week. I don’t sweat enough that I need a shower, which is good since I don’t have time. But now the skin on my chest is breaking out. I tried baby wipes but that didn’t help. Any ideas?
Love the blog! Kaia
Baby wipes or something similar might be food for the underarms, but if acne is your problem, you need a wipe with salicylic acid in it. The acid will kill the bacteria and exfoliate the dead skin left behind by the chafing of your sports bra.
If the situation is serious, I recommend going straight to Stridex pads. If it’s just a mild breakout, try these Olay wipes. Should the situation persist, I would try a body acne fighting spray like this one from Glytone.