Chapped Lips This Winter? 5 Tips to Beat the Cold

I’m not a huge fan of winter, it’s true, but I do enjoy some of the benefits of the season. On the top of my list is great hair! The dry air keeps the frizz at bay and I love that! I also love the clear night sky. There is nothing more beautiful then looking up on a crisp winter night and being able to see every star. Plus I’m able to wear my boots and scarves for a little while, which is rare in Florida.

Even though I love these things, truth is that I really don’t like being cold. One of the things that bothers me most due to cold weather is dry lips, so I’ve put together a list of things that help me get through the winter months.

Lip scrub

I just love sugar lip scrubs, my favorite one is a sugar lip scrub from Basin. Lips scrubs are a great way to remove the dry skin from you lips and moisturize, leaving your lips incredibly soft!

Lip treatment

I recently tried a fantastic lip treatment from Dermalogica. This treatment is meant to wear over night and provides intensive moisture to your lips. As soon as I put this treatment on, I can feel it working because it makes my lips tingle. This treatment is good for fine lines around your mouth and it also plumps lips.

Drink lots of water

If you could only do one things for your lips, it is drinking plenty of water. In fact, the first sign that you are not getting enough water is dry lips. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least 64 ounces a day. Don’t like water? Try adding a slice of lemon, lime, or some mint to enhance the taste. Try this water bottle to take fruit infused water on the go!

Lip balm

My favorite new lip balm is one created by a teenage entrepreneur. If you haven’t had the chance to check out Honestly Margo, you should! She has some adorable products. I also love Rosebud Salve and just can’t go wrong with this classic!

Avoid licking your lips

This one is difficult, but it is a must if you want to keep your lips moist! Licking, or even biting, your lips can actually cause them to dry out more, so if they feel dry reach for that lip balm!

Like this post? Check out our post on Tips for Clear Skin next!

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Cute Top Knot Tutorial

Looking for a fun, cute, and incredibly simple hairstyle? Look no further!

Products used in this tutorial:

Mabel Floral Dress in Marsala

MetaGrip Premium Bob Pins Bronze

AVEDA by Aveda: DAMAGE REMEDY DAILY HAIR REPAIR 3.4 OZ

Hask Nourishing Monoi Coconut Shine Oil Vial, 0.625 Ounce by Hask

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many times people ask me which products I use and where they can be purchased. I find supplying links to these products is helpful to those of you who may wish to purchase them for yourselves.

Modestly Beautiful

I have been mulling over this topic for a while now and wasn’t quite sure how I would start it off, I guess the best place to start is just by sharing what is on my heart. I, like most girls have always wanted to be beautiful. There are many times in my life that I have felt far from beautiful and then there have been times where I truly have felt beautiful. I think this is normal, as we all go through seasons in our lives. I grew up in the 90s and 00s where Jennifer Anniston’s stick figure and board straight hair were the very essence of what society called beautiful. It was difficult during that time for a girl with curves and wavy hair. However, I made it through, unscathed for the most part, with a better understanding of how to work with what I had rather than trying to achieve the impossible and all the while trying to accomplish this goal modestly.

A couple of months ago I was at youth on Friday evening (my husband leads youth at our church) when a young girl told me that she aspired to be like me. Whoa. She went on to tell me that I was beautiful and always looked put together (maybe not in these exact words, but it was what she meant). Talk about a humbling experience. Realizing that the choices you make about what you wear and how you act are being watched by these young adults. You see, I have all sons. Truly I could probably walk out of my room wearing a potato sack and they wouldn’t bat an eyelash. What I choose to put on each day is not because I have daughters at home watching what I wear. What I choose to put on each day is a representation of my walk with the Lord, wanting to honor my husband, and wanting to look appropriate for work or church.

This is the goal I hope to accomplish with Lydia & Lilac. Providing a selection of clothing that will make women feel and look beautiful and that will also honor the Lord. When you look through our collection or watch our sneak peeks on YouTube, you will see that we sometimes make suggestions on what to pair a dress with (a cami, a sweater, leggings, etc.). This is because we are sometimes provided clothing by our vendors that may be on the shorter side or low cut. However, most of the time you will find that out clothing is modest and appropriate for work, Church, etc. We desire to honor God through our clothing options, because we live in a society where this is becoming more difficult to find.

We have a responsibility as Christian women to dress in a God honoring way and set a godly example for the young girls in our churches today. When this young lady said this to me, it was a reminder that just because I don’t have daughters, doesn’t mean that there aren’t girls out there watching how I present myself and I can guarantee that they are watching you as well. The truth is they watch more than what’s on the outside, they watch our actions and they hear our words. Are we displaying the beauty of Christ through a gentle and quiet spirit (which does not mean to be a weak woman without a voice…but more on that at another time)? Are we displaying a look that is God honoring? Take some time to reflect on this today and join me in a conscious effort to set forth a godly example for these young girls with our actions, in our words, and in our dress.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1Peter 3:3-4

A Lovely Little Braid Hair Tutorial

I love being able to change up my hairstyles simply. This is a great tutorial to just change things up a bit!

You can find a similar hair clip to the one in the video here:
QTMY 2 PCS Metal Stars Hairpin Hair Clips Hair Accessories

I really like this one too:

Hair Clip Barrette Triple Stars Molten Lava Metallic Women & Girls Accessories (Golden)

You can find the tutorial on waves here.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many times people ask me which products I use and where they can be purchased. I find supplying links to these products is helpful to those of you who may wish to purchase them for yourselves.

Easy Waves Hair Tutorial

Find the Hot Tools 1-1/4 Inch Curling Iron here:
Hot Tools Professional Flipperless Curling Wand, 1.25 Inch

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many times people ask me which products I use and where they can be purchased. I find supplying links to these products is helpful to those of you who may wish to purchase them for yourselves.

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My Hair Care Routine

Just a quick post to share with you my hair care routine. I get asked at times about what products I use for my hair, so I thought I would share. I have worked a long time at getting my hair healthy and yes, I do use heated tools on my hair every day! I always blow dry and will follow up with either the flat iron or curling iron.

Shampoo and Condition!

At times I have to change my shampoo up, because my hair seems to adjust and it just won’t work the same after a while. However, Nexxus City Shield has been my longest running shampoo and conditioner combo. It leaves my hair soft and smooth, keeping the frizz at bay. A little goes a long way with this powerful duo!

Nexxus City Shield Shampoo and Conditioner – Duo Set 13.5 oz EACH – for All Hair Types

Pump up the Volume!

Next I follow up with my favorite root booster, Aquage Uplifting Foam, which I first learned about from Kate over at thesmallthingsblog.com. I love this stuff! It gives my hair a tremendous amount of volume and it smells great too! I just add a little to my roots before blowing dry.

Aquage Uplifting Foam, 8 Ounce

Keep it smooth!

Another staple in my hair care routine is my Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Cream and my Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother, both of which are by Aveda. These two powerful products keep the frizzies away, which is always a major plus when living in such a humid climate! I use one pump of the style-prep smoother (when my hair was long, I used two) and a tiny drop of the styling cream to my damp hair before blowing dry. Because I don’t need to use much, the bottles last forever! In the last year I have seriously only purchased one bottle of the styling cream and two of the style-prep, and up until a week ago, my hair was to my waist!

AVEDA Smooth Infusion Styling Creme 250ml

Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother 3.4 oz

There you have it, my daily hair care routine. What products do you currently use that you just can’t live without?

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many times people ask me which products I use and where they can be purchased. I find supplying links to these products is helpful to those of you who may wish to purchase them for yourselves.

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How to Curl Your Hair Tutorial

Find the Autumn Dress from Lydia & Lilac by clicking here.

Find Curling Irons Here:

Revlon Salon Long Lasting Medium Curls Curling Iron, 1″

Hot Tools Professional Ceramic Titanium Professional Curling Iron, 1″

Find Clips Here:

50 Pack 2.36 inches Hair Clips, Marrywindix Silver Metal Alligator Hair Pins Teeth Bows Hair Clips Hairdressing Salon Hair Grip DIY Accessories Hairpins for Women, Girls and Hairdresser Sliver

Find Uplifting Foam Here:

Aquage Uplifting Foam, 8 Ounce

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many times people ask me which products I use and where they can be purchased. I find supplying links to these products is helpful to those of you who may wish to purchase them for yourselves.