… For Smooth, Kissable Lips … This is the Perfect Team!
Here I am again, ready to tell you about another Red Apple Lipstick product that I’ve recently added to my box of Red Apple Lipstick “must-haves”. It’s their Exfoliate Stick. If you’re not familiar with lip exfoliators, let me assure you that these are a very good thing.
Exfoliators, in general, are types of salves or balms which contain tiny bead-like particles. These particles act as a micro-dermabrasion treatment when rubbed or massaged into the skin. This process gently sloughs off the dead, dry skin cells and exposes new, soft, supple skin, leaving a smooth and healthy appearance … kind of like putting on a pretty dress that just makes you feel good when you wear it.
My chapped, dry lips don’t give me that “pretty dress” feeling. I have a tendency to lick my lips a lot when I’m sitting at my computer working, which is often since that’s where I spend much of my time reading, researching, and putting together posts to share with you (and doing my freelance writing). I seem to do this subconsciously, and my lips pay the price for it. I also love spending time outside and, in Minnesota where we usually have a breeze, this causes my lips to dry out even more.
When I was lamenting this fact to Jay and the Red Apple Lipstick team at the GFAF Expo – Chicago this past April, he kindly shoved a Rallye Balm and an Exfoliate Stick in my hand and said, “Here! Take these, put them to the test, and let us know what you think!” Those folks are just AWESOME at making sure people are happy! Truly Happy! (Which is why they offer a 100% money back guarantee.)
Rallye Balm, a product I’m never without and which I’ve shared the praises of in an earlier post, helps protect against these drying conditions very well – but there’s really only so much one product can do when I’m not going to stop loving the outdoors and old, subconscious habits are really hard to break. He assured me that the Exfoliate Stick would take me the rest of the way to that “pretty dress” experience.
So I’ve taken Jay’s advice and put these two products into action together. Here’s my process, and it’s the same one I would recommend to you. Before bed, I swipe on a little Exfoliate Stick on my lips, rub my lips together for a couple of minutes, then gently wipe it off with damp fingers. I follow up with a thorough slathering of Rallye Balm (I don’t go overboard so there’s moisture everywhere :)). This allows the Rallye Balm to really soak into my lips overnight without my crazy habits getting in the way of the moisturizing process. In the morning my lips are smooth, moisturized, and ready for a new dose of Rallye Balm and some fun RAL colors to be shown off. I follow these steps whenever I feel my lips have become extra dry during the day, but if I do the evening routine regularly, I find I don’t need extra treatments too often.
Final result … and my review assessment … Rallye Balm and Exfoliate Stick are the perfect team! I’m definitely feeling that “pretty dress” thing going on!
With the beautiful results I always get with Red Apple Lipstick, I’ll never use anything other than gluten-free, paraben-free, allergen-free, and vegan lipstick ever again! Are you going to get yours soon?
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P.S. Be sure to check out their Lipstick Exchange Program and turn something old into something new. Gotta love that!
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