>Now This Is A Story All About How…My Chapped Lipped Life Got All Turned Around…And I’d Like To Take A Second Just Sit Right There…I’ll Tell You How To Have Soft Lips & Some Gloss To Spare<<
One year. It’s been one year since I woke up to this. A BIG, FAT LIP! Apparently, I am allergic to Parsnips…of all things. Thanks Home Fresh for helping me try new foods.
I remember it like it was yesterday, I was headed out to California for a special trip. My lips were dry, cracked, swollen, and hurt. After popping Benedryl I tried SO many products to help the pain. Carmex was my BEST friend…or so I thought.
You see, dry lips have been something I have ALWAYS struggled with. It doesn’t matter WHAT the season, my lips are always peeling and honestly just gross. It’s amazing my husband married me.
Anyway last Spring, I started getting added into a LOT..and I mean a LOT of Lipstuff groups on Facebook….I was annoyed…
Don’t these ladies KNOW me? I’m CHEAP…I have TERRIBLY dry lips! I would NEVER want this product…
So I left…group after group after group.
Sidenote: To my MLM rocking #GirlBoss friends…a little advice…don’t add people to your groups unless you know they want to be there. You may think we will LOVE a product…but we are humans and a simple message goes a LONG way!
Back to story:
I then noticed that some of my friends were using this product and it looked AMAZING!!! Like totally legit! It got the wheels turning…but I wasn’t quite ready to commit.
Money WAS a major issue for me…I mean hello we had just moved back to Idaho and I was living in my parents basement! So I watched..and I waited…
And then I heard a fact that changed EVERYTHING for me. ONE tube of LipSense was equal to FOUR tubes of regular lipstick! I didn’t realize it but every time I went to town (small town girl) I was stopping at Ulta to pick up my favorite tube of NYX Transylvania. Which doesn’t sound like but..but $7 a tube starts to add up.
I was sold…so I asked a friend for a combo of colors to achieve my FAVORITE color. I instantly LOVED the product…yeah, it burned a little when I first put it on (sensitive lips) but it looked AMAZING….
And then it started to happen…the DREADED exfoliation process…I had been told about it but really didn’t “GET”it. My lips looked TERRIBLE! The color would flake..and I would have splotches EVERYWHERE!
Quick Tip: I don’t recommend a super BOLD color for you first time! Go with something a little more subtle because your lips WILL peel. Trust me.
What I have learned about the exfoliation process is that the products I have been using my WHOLE life, the products I thought were HELPING my dry, chapped lips were NOT! They were actually causing lots of problems!! So if you have sensitive lips like me…put the chap stick down and WALK AWAY!!!
I really love the product…but still wasn’t 100% sold on the colors I chose for myself. I even contemplated becoming a distributor for a hot second…but I think I’m better suited to be a customer!
Anyway…fast forward to a couple weeks ago when my girl Raegan @LipLoveWithRaegan watched a video I had posted on Instagram talking about how my lips have been so DRY, CRACKED, & BLEEDING! She reached out and saved the day!
She recommended using Coconut Oil and I’m not kidding you..within an hour my lips felt TEN TIMES BETTER! She then asked if I would be willing to try LipSense and give her feedback….
I told her I had tried it before but that I was TERRIBLE at picking colors! She offered to help me choose, she listened to my feedback, and I am SOLD! I mean, you can be the judge for yourself but I think she NAILED the perfect colors for me!
So here’s my thoughts on this whole CRAZY lipstuff train! I get being skeptical…I really do! I was the EXACT same way! Too much money, annoying groups, won’t work, yadda yadda yadda.
But I have really & truly found a product I love! My husband even comments on how SOFT my lips are! I don’t have to sacrifice my soft lips, for a gorgeous color! And I get to stuff my face with Tacos, and a Dirty Diet coke without it transferring! HOLLA!
If you want to know more about Lipsense be SURE to hook up with my girl Raegan! She is even offering YOU a DISCOUNT for mentioning Me (Hi, my name is Makala) or this blog post!
So if you have had any interest in LipSense be sure to connect with Raegan (see info below!)
Remember: “Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a closer runner up.” Anne Lamott
Raegan Anderson @ Lip Love with Raegan