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Fresh-Sugar-Lip-Treatment.jpgOnce in awhile, a cult favorite beauty product really lives up to the hype. And that’s how we feel about Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.

We’re pretty particular about the balms we slick on our pouts, but this one definitely counts among our favorites. While it is a bit on the waxy side, which admittedly we could do without, it keeps our lips feeling nourished and moisturized all day long with minimal reapplication.

Reparative oils and waxes combine with real sugar in the formula, in addition to black currant oil, grapeseed, and Vitamins A, C and E. And as if that’s not enough, it’s even formulated with SPF 15 to protect against damaging UV rays! Really, what more could you ask for?

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 retails for $22.50 at
Kat Graham is a regular on the ‘Vampire Diaries’ and on the red carpet! On the red carpet her looks are often bold and daring. And I have to give this girl props for always being willing to let her mouth do the talking for her style statements. She’s recently braved hot pink, magenta and now this deep purple lip color. If you try to copy this look keep in mind that a deep purple like this can make you go from stunning to corpse-like in a flash. Make sure the hue doesn’t have too much blue in it for your skin tone.
Dragon-Beauty-Products.jpgChinese New Year is this week—it started on Monday. It’s the year of the dragon, and some beauty brands have gotten in on the action with dragon-inspired beauty products! Check out our top picks.

Hello Kitty 2012 Year of the Dragon Compact Mirror
Nothing says happy new year more than this gleaming gold mirror, presented in a commemorative red box.
$18 at

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
A rich, deep, absolutely gorgeous red in a formula that’s both lipstick and lip pencil? Genius. Pure and utter genius.
$24 at

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel
While we would normally shy away from something called “dragon’s blood,” this gel plumps sagging skin and defines its contours. What’s not to love?
$95 at

LUSH Red Dragon Soap
It shimmers! It sparkles! It’s shaped like a dragon! Now we just have to make ourselves actually use it instead of keeping it as a decorative fixture in our bathroom.
$7.95 at

Gianna Rose Atelier Year of the Dragon Soaps
Fresh ginger, green tea and bergamot soaps are inspired by ancient wood carvings. We just know they look and smell beautiful.
$25 at
Sometimes at the end of a day my feet and legs are screaming, both in pain and for a loving touch. When even the removal of shoes doesn’t quiet them I know exactly what they need — Mama Mio Skincare Lucky Legs. Mama Mio is a skincare line that aims to make your skin smooth, soft and glowing! Lucky Legs achieves all three with a unique blend of ingredients that makes your legs practically sigh with relief. It even has a subtle sheen to it, that makes legs look glowingly radiant. Seriously, grab a bottle of this and your fave evening drink of choice and begin to unwind.

You can buy Lucky Legs for $19.50, two pumps is all you need so you won’t run out anytime soon, at
First-Aid-Beauty-Ultra-Repair-Lip-Therapy.jpgWhen the going gets rough, the rough lips get rougher and more chapped. Or so we thought until First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy came along.

Within this unassuming little tube lies one of the best lip balms we’ve tried in quite some time. For starters, the tiniest amount imaginable—really, about the size of a pinprick—is all that’s needed to completely coat the lips in balm bliss.

And what’s in this magical balm, you may ask? The petroleum-free formula is chock full of glycerin, shea butter and an antioxidant booster to really nourish and protect your pout.

We also love that the formula is both scent- and flavor-free, so we really just get the benefits of the balm without any weird added aromas or tastes.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy retails for $12 at

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