As an educator I know that A is for apple and L is for lip but as a beauty blogger I know what items are great for my lips and need to be shared with you. These two items have been part of my routine for the last 2 months and I’m happy to teach you about them and why I like them.
Airelle is a new brand for me and I’m happy to have a few items from them. This Age-Defying Treatment interested me right away because of the magic words “with hyaluronic acid”. Yes I’m a pushover when it comes to using products with HA in it.
A little about the company: Airelle is made to pass the scrutiny of hi-def. Created by a husband and wife dynamic duo with backgrounds in TV and the medical field, it’s designed to really perform, both on-camera and off. Every product is made with powerful, yet gentle ingredients including the star ingredient Berrimatrix, a patented formulation derived from blueberries.
This very cool roll on treatment is to be used morning and/or night. For your eyes it helps with dark circles and the appearance of crow’s feet which I’m unhappy to tell you are part of my face. For lips it’s used for lip wrinkles and smile lines. And a bonus use is for forehead lines. Because I’m lazy I haven’t put it in the refrigerator but Airelle tells me that I’ll get more benefit if I do since the coolness will help relieve puffiness.
I enjoy keeping this on my computer desk so that I can pick it up when I’m working on the blog and help lessen the look of those pesky crow’s feet. (This way too I remember where it is so I can bring it into the bathroom when needed). Airelle says not to use this on your lips but you can use it around your lips. Nothing bad will happen if you put it on your lips but the effect will be greater when using it on your upper lip and outer smile lines.
No fragrance which is high up on my list. It’s made from natural ingredients, uses no animal testing, is made in the USA, the packaging is made of recyclable material, and gluten free. While this is on the high side it lasts so long. Like I said I’ve been using it for 2 months and it looks barely used. It doesn’t interfere with my makeup and doesn’t have an oily feel to it. If I can defy aging I’ll take it in spades!
ANIISE is another new brand for me and one I hope to pursue further. I have their Sugar Lip Scrub which comes in a soft pink shade. This is a product that Aniise can’t keep in stock since it’s proved to be so popular.
If you are looking for a rough and tough exfoliator then look elsewhere but if you want one that protects and softens your lips this is THE one. It has tiny grains of moisture-preserving sugar that I gently scrub onto my lips. The two ways recommended for usage are to apply it and let the sugar just melt away or to apply and use your finger to scrub it into your lips.
The color shows up on me but for most people it will just be a soft pink that can be worn alone or with a liner for more coverage. This is cruelty-free and contains no parabens. I find that it’s not sticky at all and leaves my lips feeling soft. I only wear lipstick when I’m going out so this is a great home alternative. I have color I like and a feel that I love.
Since A is for lips let me tell you that it’s also for awesome with Aniise and Airelle. — Marciasamples