Ladies and gents Valentine’s Day is just a month away!
Not too long ago we were stuffing our faces with Christmas dinner and now it’s almost time to stuff our faces with chocolate, book in those date nights and pucker up! Whether you're looking to turn it up a notch with a special someone or celebrating Singles Awareness Day, here's 4 natural beauty hacks for the freshest, most flawless pout.
Step 1: Rinse & repeat with a natural mouthwash
This is a crucial step! It doesn’t matter how pretty or plump your lips are if your breath is kickin’, no one likes warm or stale breath. If you want your V-Day to end with a kiss then read on. You can create your own mouthwash with distilled water and baking soda, but investing in mouthwashes with peppermint or tea tree is absolute gold! It’s antibacterial AND it keeps your breath smelling nice and fresh.
Dr Organic Antibacterial Tea Tree Mouthwash, £5.99, hollandandbarrett.com
Step 2: Get down and dirty with charcoal
When it comes to teeth whitening you better move swiftly. Firstly choose your method. DIY beauty lovers can go all-out with the ayurvedic practice of oil-pulling with organic coconut oil. Those that yearn for simplicity can opt for a charcoal toothpaste & toothbrush. However, if your teeth are in need of some extra TLC, then invest in this whitening polish from Sister & Co.! The activated charcoal slowly brightens your pearly whites and helps to remove stubborn stains.
Sister & Co, Raw Coconut & Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Polish, £27, sisterandcompany.com
Step 3: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Possibly the most important step to a perfect pout (we may be bias of course). But seriously, dry lips are a no no, especially in the lead up to Valentine's. Babe Balm is enriched with antioxidant coenzyme Q10, which will regenerate and restore your lips. Steer clear of any products containing petroleum or other nasties, as they’re a temporary fix and only dry up your lips in the long run, yikes!
Step 4: Make a statement
Date night is not complete without RED LIPSTICK! It's essential to your finished look. Finding a red lipstick that suits you and your undertone is a must. Take a look at your veins on the back of your wrist, if they’re blue then that means you have a cool undertone. Choose lippies with a blue undertone. If your veins are green then choose warmer colours, preferably with an orangey undertone. If you have a mix of blue and green then go wild! Kjaer Weis Red Lipstick is the ultimate natural red lipstick! It’s a lipstick that won’t dry out your lips and touch-ups can be kept to a minimum.
KW Red Lipstick, Kjaer Weis, £44, contentbeautywellbeing.com
Happy prepping...and don't forget to let us know how it goes 😉
Love BYBI x