I know…it sounds kinda weird…but you’re going to have to trust me on this one! It’s actually very cool! When God was handing out LIPS….I thought He said HIPS….and asked for very THIN ones! haha. I totally just made that up. Lame. I know. But true! :-)
I am not “blessed” in the lip department. As a matter of fact…my sisters have always made fun of me because whenever I look in the mirror I pucker/purse my lips in a totally unconscious effort to make them appear fuller. I can’t help it! It’s completely involuntary…like a tic! So my sisters are mean for making fun of me….don’t you think?!? Meanie sisters.
Anyway…back to thin lips. I am aware that all those “lip-plumping” products are mostly hype…but despite that…whenever I hear of one….I am immediately intrigued. Especially when it’s a DIY recipe like this one from Cara at ChiselBeauty.com. I’m quickly developing a crush on this website.
Last week I tried the DIY Translucent Face Powder which I think is brilliant! Tonight I’ve been mixing up my own lip concoction that I’m pretty excited about.
This is so easy…it’s almost ridiculous. The hardest part about this whole project was coming up with something to store it in. (More on that in a minute.)
The two ingredients are Vaseline and Flavored Drink Mix. Since Dr. Oz completely put me off using traditional Petroleum Jelly…I decided to use my homemade version.
The recipe on ChiselBeauty.com calls for Hawaiian Punch Lemon Berry Drink Mix but since I couldn’t find that…I improvised and bought Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juice Red Drink Mix and True Lemon Lemonade Drink Mix and mixed the two.
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Berry Drink Mix (I mixed one singles-to-go packet of Hawaiian Punch with 1 packet of Lemonade to make my “Lemon Berry Mix”)
- 3 teaspoons Vaseline (or Petroleum FREE Jelly) (my little container only held about 2 teaspoons)
sprinkle of water
Mix the water and the drink mix together until the mix is completely dissolved, stir in Vaseline until smooth.
FYI it will tingle a bit for a few minutes when you put it on, that’s the lemon making your lips BIGGER! (Well, I don’t know about THAT…but you definitely feel a tingle and your lips DO feel a bit “plumper”.)
This is what it looked like on my less-than-luscious smackers. (And yes, that IS the signature lip pucker. I do without knowing it…I swear!)
It definitely gave me some color (which I desperately need since my lips are basically invisible without it!) and while my lips FELT plumper…I don’t think they actually LOOKED any more voluptuous. Oh well, 1 outta 2 ain’t bad! :-)
Oh, and I forgot to mention…the TASTE is DELICIOUS! I was licking my lips for HOURS after applying. lol. It’s actually pretty nice because the current stuff I use tastes awful!
So I put a my new Lip Stain concoction in this little re-purposed Carmex lip balm jar and now it’s all ready to be slipped into my purse.
Wondering what happened to the signature YELLOW Carmex container lid??? Well, I took an idea I’d seen recently on 2busybrunettes.com for removing the printing on containers and took it one step further.
First I tried their method on a sour cream container. WORKED LIKE A CHARM! (I am very excited about the possibilities on this one! (More on this in a future blog post I’m sure!)
Then I decided to see if it would work on my old Carmex container lid. Well, while it required a little more elbow grease than the sour cream container…but eventually it did work and now I have a cool-looking container for my latest and greatest homemade beauty product. :-)
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