Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fight the Ugly This Holiday Season

Chapped lips, dry skin, and flaky cuticles can really hamper your ability to look stellar at all the holiday parties you have to attend this season. While I can't fix all your beauty woes in a single post, I can offer up my two best beauty secrets for fighting the ugly. The first tip is to make Kleenex your ally in the fight against the cold and flu. Kleenex now makes anti-viral tissues that kill 99.9% of germs that cause the cold and flu virus so if you are sick you won't spread it or reinfect yourself. They come in convenient pocket packs (stash a pack in all of your holiday clutches). I also keep a box of tissues near my bathroom sink, and after washing my face at night I dry it with a soft tissue instead of a harsh towel. My next tip is to get yourself a tiny tub of Sara Happ Lip Scrub (I bought the Cocoa version for myself, but the limited edition Creme Brulee looks great as well). Now I know that exfoliating your lips sounds a little odd, but trust me it has changed my lip situation. I no longer need to apply balm constantly and lipstick glides on smoothly. I use the scrub every night before bed and remove it with a tissue for best results.

photo credit box: http://www.kleenex.com
photo credit lip scrub: http://www.sarahapp.com

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