Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's Beginning to Feel Like Summer

Here in Los Angeles, many of us are taking our fans out of storage in preparation for another California summer. My own little apartment is slowly turning into a sauna and I’ve been using my SPF 50 sunscreen on a regular basis. Although many of us wear sunscreen on our faces, we often forget about protecting our lips. As a matter of fact, I have noticed that my pigmented lips become a deep pink by the end of the warmer months.

Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is dangerous but having to cover natural lip pigmentation prior to using trendy lipstick shades is just plain annoying. The solution for your health and vanity comes from an old favorite: Softlips. With an SPF 20, smooth texture, and a multitude of great flavors (my favorite is Strawberry), you can’t go wrong! I wear Softlips underneath lipstick to combat my notoriously dry lips and create a good base for my lipstick. Since Softlips is neither oily nor pigmented, there is no need to blot. And although your lips will feel moisturized, you won’t mind reapplying after meals to ensure that your lips are protected from sunburn.

Do you remember keeping a tube of Softlips in your backpack throughout middle and high school? I find myself doing the same as an adult; it makes me nostalgic for summer vacations from school and running through the sprinklers with friends.

Tell me about your favorite summer essentials!

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Fabuless Beauty said...

Sunblock and a good hair protectant!

JennBee said...

Neutrogena sunblock, a bright nail polish, Softlips, and a good pair of shades :)

A Gal On A Budget said...

JennBee--What's your favorite flavor (of Softlips)?

JennBee said...

I totally love the vanilla and organic Pomegranate flavors. They're coming out with new summer flavors as well that I'm excited to try. :)