I’m really not one to get very hung up on my facial attributes. I’ve learned that when it comes to beauty, most people always take the “life is always better on the side” perspective, instead of being grateful for what you have, as imperfect as it may seem. You always think that you would be so much happier if you had bigger boobs, a smaller nose or thicker hair.
With that being said, I’m not averse to trying new things out to see if there is a way to improve my perception of those facial and body parts I’m not too keen on. So, when perusing the beauty aisle at Target a few weeks back, I came upon the Yes To Coconut 2 Step Lip Kit. I don’t necessarily hate my lips, but I definitely would categorize them on the thin side, and for someone who spends a great deal of her time applying lipstick, I do know that those with plump lips have the definitive advantage in rocking certain colors.
Let’s just throw this little puppy into the cart, why not?
I use lip balm daily, so I consider my lips pretty well hydrated, however, I had about a million calls at work today, so not only was I thirsty from all the talking, but also noticed that my lips were a bit parched. The lip kit claims that it will hydrate, restore and plump your lips, so no time like the present, right?
The kit is separated into two parts. Step 1, is to use the exfoliating lip scrub. It’s a gel like sugar scrub that smells like coconuts, which is like THE scent of the moment. I found it to be gritty enough to scrub off the dry patches, but I think the real winner is the gel as it provides a nice cooling effect after you finish. When I wiped off the excess, I found my lips to be soft and smooth. There is definitely enough product left over to use a few more times, but once you tear into the bag, you will need to put the remainder into a little jar or sandwich bag because it is not resealable.
Yes To peeps? Can we work on that part? This is good stuff that is going to waste without a resealable container!
Step 2 is the fun part. It a lip plumping mask containing sodium hyaluronate, which is supposed to help your skin retain moisture, thus making them look fuller. The mask sticks to your lips pretty well and it’s just the cutest thing. You are supposed to wait 15 minutes before you take it off, which gives you just enough time to take your selfies…cause why would you NOT take a selfie looking like this?
Don’t mind the hair and no makeup look…it was a long day
There is a slight tingling feeling while wearing the mask. Since the mask is so oversized, my one concern is that if you happen to have a small cut or zit in the vicinity, whatever is making it tingle, exacerbates that area. So don’t be like me and decide to try on the mask when you have a zit right on the side of the mouth. OUCH!!
After 15 minutes, the mask does dry out a bit and you know it’s time to take it off. Do I have plumper lips? I don’t think so. However, my lips feel super soft and taste like pina colada. If I were going out tonight, it would be the right time to try out a new liquid lipstick or lip tint, but I am just staying home and eating pizza in my yoga pants and Captain America tee.
Whatever. No regrets.
While checking out Target online, I also found that Yes To has a coconut lip balm, which I think will be the perfect follow-up. I think I may pick it up next time I am at Target along with a few other of the coconut lip kit.
Have you guys tried any other Yes To products? If so, let me know so that I can give them a shot.
Till next time, my friends!