Henné Organics New Luxury Lip Tints & Lip Exfoliators for a Seriously Pampered Pout

Henné Organics, a brand gaining cult-status for their widely popular lip products, unveils some new beauty, and what you can expect is one seriously pampered pout. It all started with one incredible balm, comprised of all natural ingredients, that is effective as it is luxurious. Now the brand has expanded to include nine fabulous products all targeted to caring for your lips. Just in are some new lip exfoliators that to my surprise are actually not excessive, but completely necessary. Oh.. and they’ve added a tint to their balms!

… all the makings for your healthiest, hydrated lips

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Bedside Companion: Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm

The lip balm addiction is real! Most mainstream balms contain skin-irritating ingredients like menthol, camphor, phenol, alcohol and fragrance. Sure, they might feel soothing on contact, but in actuality these ingredients are only drying out your pout further, causing you to rehydrate in no time. Stop the habit, by reaching for an all natural blend of oils and waxes, like Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm*.

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Holiday Gift Guide (under $50)

 

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  1. The One Love Organics ‘Master the Art of Double Cleansing’ Gift Set is one of several lovely gift sets available from One Love Organics for the Holidays. It features three of their best-selling products, including the Easy Does it Foaming Cleanser, Skin Saviour Balm, and their Rose Clay Cleansing Sponge. A great set for a skin-care newbie. $39 oneloveorganics.com
  2. Gressa Skin Dirty Pretty Things is a fabulous clay mask with herbs, antioxidants and warming spices. It’s a luxurious treat for those who love to pamper themselves ($45). The Lip Boosts are an another fabulous gifting option from Gressa Skin. These all natural lip balms all loaded with amazing ingredients and saturated in color. Aux Rouge is a rich red that flatters all skin types. $26  gressaskin.com
  3. The BKR Water Bottle is the current must-have accessory. These glass containers feature a silicone grip and come in a wide selection of trendy shades. $25 neimanmarcus.com
  4. This sweet satin Cat Eye Mask is an adorable gift for travel and cap naps. $24 catbirdnyc.com
  5. A Petit Vour Subscription sends monthly luxury skin care and cosmetics to your home. Petit Vour Box features an amazing selection of brands that never disappoint. Pick your monthly plan for a range of prices. petitvour.com
  6. The S.W. Basics Lip Balms are the bomb. This ‘Flight Set’ features four that are sure to please. $15 swbasicsofbk.com
  7. The Captain Blankenship Rosemary & Lemongras Sugar Scrub is an all-in-one scrub for face, body, and lips. It has a fresh scent and is simply ‘the best’. $25 captainblankenship.com
  8. Go ahead and ‘wow’ someone with this soap set from Osmia Organics. Pick and choose four for $49. osmiaorganics.com

 

The Dream Team: Lip Balms

When it comes to lip balms, I say go natural and keep it simple. Many popular lip balm brands contain parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum, which merely mask the problem. In actuality these harsh ingredients are only further drying the skin, thus resulting in the dreaded ‘lip balm addiction’. I further recommend avoiding any flavored formulas. Flavored balms will only temp you to lick your lips, and saliva is a no-no for dry lips. Today I’m sharing my top six all-natural balms to keep your lips healthy and kissably smooth all winter long.

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Suvana Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm is an ‘anywhere balm’ that is perfect for the lips. It’s slick, jelly formula contains natural and organic ingredients all the way from Australia. Paw Paw (or papaya extract) and honey are the featured ingredients in this one. It contains only the faintest sweet scent. $14 spiritbeautylounge.com

RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla is another ‘anywhere balm’ loaded with coconut oil goodness. Available in either vanilla or cocoa, this multi-tasker keeps my lips intensity hydrated. The vanilla fragrance is subtle and sweet with a touch of coconut. In cooler temperatures is has a tendency to harden, due to its high content of coconut oil, but melts on contact with the skin. $25 anthropologie.com

Ellovi Lip Butter is an all-natural six-ingredient balm. It keeps lips hydrated for hours and is a great value. $5 ellovi.com

S.W. Basics Lip Balm in Cinnamon is all-natural and organic. Its simple, easy, and highly effective with only 3-5 ingredients, depending on the essential oil options you choose. Cinnamon is my current favorite, with a combination of cardamon and cinnamon essential oils. The balm melts on your lips as you apply it, leaving behind a glossy shine. $4 swbasicsofbk.com

Queen of the Hive Organic Lip Balm with Manuka Honey contains Wedderspoon’s fabulous Manuka Honey and Manuka Beeswax. All ingredients are certified organic and it contains peppermint essential oil which gives it a zing. It’s highly effective and I’ll be doling one out to each of my family members this Holiday Season. $4.99 wedderspoon.com

Waxelene Lip Balm Tube contains organic soy oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, and organic rosemary oil. Waxelene is the a petroleum jelly alternative. I love this simple moisturizer for my body and my lips. $3.99 spiritbeautylounge.com

What are your favorite lip balms?

The Summer Favorites

Do I dare say that summer is over in only a few weeks? Well, it flew by and now I am on a mission to soak it all in. Here are a few of my absolute favorite beauty products that are helping me to look my best as I do it.

  • the-summer-favoritesL’Oreal Voluminous Manga Waterproof Mascara – I deem the recently released Voluminous Manga mascara from L’Oreal, my new current HG of mascaras. It adds more volume and out-curls my straight limp lashes. More so than my previous favorite, the original Waterproof Voluminous. It’s completely swim-proof, I’ve tested it.
  • Hourglass Ambient Blush in Dim Infusion – This peachy-coral blush gives skin a natural, believable flush, with a luminous glow. The formula is perfection, and the look, and shade are perfect on top to an already tanned complexion. (review)
  • Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow – These gorgeous shadows from Josie Maran create a stunning eye look in seconds. The formula won’t crease or budge throughout any hot summer day. (review)
  • Chanel SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL Bronzing Makeup Base – I still adore this bronzer for when I already have a bit of a tan, to add some dimension. This lovely mousse-like formula is easy to blend, and feels like nothing on. (review)
  • Juara Candlenut Perfume Oil – My go-to fragrance for the summer. It smells of a tropical breeze. (review)
  • Nars Tinted Moisturizer – Hands down the best TM I’ve ever tried and an all-time favorite. St. Moritz is the shade that keeps my glowing all summer long. (review)
  • Coola spf 30 Cucumber Face Moisturizing Sunscreen – The Ultimate summer necessity, in an chemical-free and organic formula. (review)
  • Clarins Sunscreen Stick – I still haven’t found anything better for protecting my lips and nose.
  • Gressa Bare Lip Boost – I’m all about easy balms for the summer. This ‘lip boost’ from Gressa is the perfect light pink to add a touch of color, while intensely hydrating the lips. (review)
  • Lina Hanson Global Baby Oil – I love this fragrance-free oil for summer. It absorbs instantly, which was a must in the heat. It’s also great for sensitive skin and won’t attract any unwanted pests. (review)
  • Kahina Argan Oil – Forever a favorite, and a saviour for dry patches, cuticles, hair and whatever else. (review)
  • Wedderspoon Queen of the Hive Manuka Honey Lip Balm in Peppermint – An amazing lip balm with Manuka Honey for soothe dry lips overnight.
  • S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Toner – I talk about this toner ALOT. I adore what it does from my skin. It’s also great for a boost post workout, or just when you’re sitting around sweating you’re a** off. (review)
  • Kerastase Spray a Porter – For the ultimate beach hair, this texturizer won’t make hair dry or crunchy but essentially the opposite.

Tell me your Summer Faves!

 *Hat from Madewell, Bikini Top from Athleta

Dreamy Picks February 2014

I gladly bid farewell to this past frigid month of February and hello to March. Although it’s already snowed this month and all signs of warmer weather are amiss, I still hold hope for the new approaching season. Snow or not, Springs new beauty Collections are in full bloom. There have been some exciting releases this season and a few already have made it to my list of favorites.

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S.W. Basics Toner – After a stressful couple of weeks my skin did not fair too well. I started to develop a form of Dermatitis on my face. After some research and after testing several treatments, I came across this toner from S.W. Basics. Within a couple of days, my skin cleared up and with continued use, it keeps my Dermatitis at bay. The S.W. Basics toner is sort has been a savior.

Aroma M Camellia Hair Oil – I’ve recently reviewed this products after receiving a sample from Aroma M. I adore this oil so much and have recently picked up the full-sized. (review)

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Incandescent – A recent acquisition from the Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer Collection. This stunning metallic-gold polish, Incandescent, reminds me of the warm days that I am longing for. (review)

By Terry Cover Expert Foundation in #7 – The newest addition to my foundation collection. This might be the ultimate ‘un-makeup’ makeup. While I am still testing, I will be sure to post my thoughts soon.

Gressa Lip Boost in Bare – Probably my most worn lip product as of recent. While it contains gorgeous pigments, it conditions like your favorite balm and it’s all natural to boot. I am never without it. (review)

Hourglass Ambient Blush in Dim Infusion – It’s no surprise that the Ambient Blushes are everywhere, they’re gorgeous. Dim Infusion brings life to my complexion. The formula is beautiful as if it melts into the skin. (review)

What’s on your February Favorites List?

Ellovi Lip Butter

Ellovi, the brand that brought us Butter, the all natural, six-ingredient body butter has a hit, this time is for out lips. With the same concept in which Butter was created, the new Lip Butter contains only six ingredients. All ingredients, including Hawaiian coconut, hemp, macadamia, Ghanaian marula, and shea are derived from only the purest, high quality ingredients that nature has to offer. Lip Butter is good enough to eat, which is a good thing, since you will most likely be doing just that.

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This no frills balm simply hydrates, protects and heals effectively. I’ve often preached that for optimal lip health you must keep it simple. Medicated balms full of chemicals and fancy ingredients will only exacerbate your problem. Ellovi gets it and Lip Butter does just that. 

Ellovi Lip Butter $5 ellovi.com

*Disclosure – This posts contains PR samples sent to My Lucite Dreams for consideration. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. All links in post are there strictly available for your convenience.