Friday, 1 June 2012

DIY: Easiest lip scrub ever for the Lazy Girl


If you're anything like me, you have a hundred unused lip balms lying around that you used once, then passed up when you got a shiny new one that smelled nicer, but you're not throwing it out because the container's such a useful size, and you're definitely going to use it up some day, yeah!

Every morning when you put on your lip colour, you realise how chapped your lips look in the cold light of day, and you swear you're going to do a lip scrub tonight, yes, and then when you get to the bathroom you can't be bothered going to the kitchen for sugar and olive oil, and you forgot to buy honey anyway, and your lips don't look too bad in the fluorescent light. (This sequence repeats every day for a few months.)

Life is hard for Lazy Girls. So here's a DIY recipe dedicated to us.

Easiest Lip Scrub Ever (for the Lazy Girl
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What you need: lip balm, sugar
  1. Slap on a generous amount of lip balm on your lips
  2. Pick up some sugar with your sticky finger
  3. Rub sugary finger on lips in a small circles. Do this over a sink, the sugar drops all over the place.
  4. Wipe off excess with water and a tissue
  5. Finish with a coat of your regular lip balm
Ultimate Lazy Girl variation: Take a stick-style lip balm, dip in sugar, rub on lips. (Use one you're not planning to use again... there will be bits of sugar stuck in it.)

Lazy Girl tip: Grab some little packets of sugar from the coffee shop/fast food restaurant to keep in the bathroom - saves the trip to the kitchen!


Hope this is useful for you! What other super-lazy cheats have you discovered for your beauty regimen?

23 comments:

  1. love it! will have to try it

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  2. Hahaha I love the lazy girl tips, too funny ;)

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    1. Lazy is really a synonym for smart! :P

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  3. great tip! Will try it now :-)

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  4. haha love the lazy girl tips :) I bought a sugar lip scrub from Lush and after I thought to myself what a waste of money bc it was definitely something I could had made at home .. but anyways.. when I'm out i'll mix my own in the same jar :)

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    1. Yeah, lip scrub is definitely one of the easiest DIY things to do - sugar + oil + honey is pretty good, but Lush stuff just smells so good!

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  5. I love your post cos I'm a super lazy girl! I will try that! I have some "sugar tubes" in my kitchen, I'll drop them in my bathroom and try ;)
    other super lazy thing I do: I use my toothbrush to brush my lips when I've finished brushing my teeth!lol it works well to make smooth lips and you don't even need sugar, just your toothbrush :D

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    1. Haha, I do the toothbrush thing as well, but my actual toothbrush has those rubber bits in the bristles too, and the softest plain toothbrush I own shreds my lips. Buying a soft toothbrush is the obvious solution, but... Lazy Girl :P

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  6. this is such a great idea! i love the lazy tips because..im lazy!!

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    1. I'm convinced that lazy people are actually more environmentally friendly, because we conserve energy ;)

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  7. I knew I could of made one myself. . .but I still decided to buy a lip scrub from Lush, chocolate and vanilla. . .I find myself eating a little every morning in the shower LOL
    great post michelle :)

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    1. Lush products smell so good, one day I'm going to end up buying everything in the store!

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  8. Ugh, you thought of everything...I was just thinking "but you have to go to the kitchen for the sugar..." :P I used to have a Lush lip scrub, but it expired so I might have to turn to the dipped lip balm in sugar routine :)

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    1. It's pretty nice when the lip balm smells good! :)

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  9. Haha, not just lazy girl approved: Cheap girl here is really happy!

    Now I can get my lips smooth with crap I already have in the house. Thanks, Labmuffin!

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    1. Haha, you're welcome! I'm a thrifty girl too, so that is definitely one major plus in my book :)

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  10. Haha that's so true! I have little containers of empty and half used up beauty products thinking I'll save them because I might need a little lip balm container one day. (I never do) I blame Play School and their useful box.

    I tried brushing my lips with a toothbrush and that worked too. I read the tip somewhere but can't remember where.

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    1. Haha! I blame my mum, she's the biggest hoarder and she's passed that on to me! I love containers :(

      I used to use a toothbrush but it kind of shredded my lips - I need a softer toothbrush but can't be bothered going out and buying one... sigh.

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  11. No matter how creative the lip balms packaging nowadays are, I don't know we always end up just placing them in the corner of our kit and not using them for so long. I appreciate that you share to your readers helpful tips like this.

    New follower here!

    ~ Sweetstrings

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