[Tutorial] Raw Sugar Lip Scrub

One life changing habit that I have developed after living in Melbourne for 4 years is that I can't leave the house without bringing a lipbalm along with me!!!!!!!!

The cold and dry weather in Melbourne always leave me with dry lips. Sometimes, it is so dry to the extent that even smiling is painful. 

I haven't gotten around to try out those famous lip masks from Korean brands. I heard that they are a bomb nowadays, even Michelle Phan featured them in her videos and blog posts too. However, the sad thing is....these are very hard to find in Melbourne, and even if you could find it, it's very pricey (seeing the fact that it's an one-off product which can't be reused, I can't help being stingy!)

One day, I heard Ryan Higa (yes, you read it right, THE RYAN HIGA on Youtube) said that in one of his behind of the scenes videos that his makeup artist used raw sugar and honey to scrub his dry lips. ANDDDDD, Michelle Phan also did mention this trick in her book too!!!!

I was a bit skeptical at first but it's a very low cost and natural remedy to cure dry lips. I had nothing to lose afterall I have all the ingredients in my kitchen anyway :p 

Can't stand the annoying lines on my lips...Especially when I have to put on lipstick or lip tints on my lips...It gets really hideous! 

Instead of following Ryan Higa's method, I only used Raw Sugar. ONLY RAW SUGAR~

I suppose the effect would have been much better if combined with honey, but I didn't have any bit of confidence that I wouldn't make a big mess in the washroom (especially when I had to hold a camera in my other hand). 

Take a small amount of raw sugar and add a few drops of water to it!

Then just massage the wet raw sugar onto your lips for a short while. 30 seconds - 1 minute should be enough. 

Remember to not do it vigorously to avoid hurting your lips~

This is how you will look in the process :p 

No harm eating the raw sugar if you are a sweet tooth :3

After that just wash it off your lips with water. 

It's THIS simple ^^

The result is instant. Your lips are now much smoother and the lines are less visible. Applying lipsticks are much easier too. 

Photos as evidence!!! In just 1 minute!!

I personally love topping it off with a thin layer of Papaw Ointment.

I highly recommend this product because it has proven effective, the only downside of it is that you need to apply with your hand or a brush. 

Not sure whether you can get this everywhere but any lip balm or Vaseline petroleum jelly will do the trick too! 

All done! Smooth lips in just a 1 minute! 

Since I haven't gotten to try out the lip masks I can't justify how effective they are, but this method works well enough for me. Afterall it's a natural remedy that comes with a super low cost :D

Now just go around with a wide smile! 

Remember, a smile is always the best makeup a girl can put on! 


My Little Pony Pop! Vinyl Figures

Growing up I have always liked collecting cute things typically for the cartoons that I liked. I have quite a number of collectible items for Doraemon, Pikachu, Molang and Hamtaro! 

I have very low resistance to the things that I really like and I am very guilty for that but what can I do?! 

PS: Also, I am a huge sucker for unicorns! 

I fell in love at first sight when I saw these Pop figurines at Minotaur on Elizabeth Street the other day when I was having a post-exam shopping with my housemate. 

Aren't they cute? ♥♥♥

Vinyls are always cute!!!! How I wish I can have a huge shelf that I can display all my collectible items on! 

Note to self: Work hard to own my very own home soon then I will have a home for my little cuties too :p 

I bought the white Princess Celestia myself and my housemate gave me the blue Trixie Lunamoon as a gift because she couldn't stand me being reluctant to leave the place with only Princess Celestia. I kept on repeating "I feel that Princess Celestia must be with Trixie Lunamoon as a pair, they looked so cute together" and so she said "It sounded like a wrongdoing for separating the 2 of them, so I might as well get it for you"! ♥ Thank you darling!!!!!!!!

I swear if my housemate were a guy, I would've fallen all over for her! HAHAHAH Bitch now you can be ultimately flattered! I don't go around saying this to anybody kay~

My elegant Princess Celestia

♥ Cutiepie Trixie Lunamoon 

Blue little baby with really cute eyes!

AWWWWW my heart is melting seeing them together like this!!!

I put them on my study table so that they can accompany me all the time :3

If you are in Melbourne, Minotaur on Elizabeth Street carries a lot of Pop! vinyl figures, such as Disney characters, Game of Thrones and more. (Check out their website here!). Minotaur is located underground near to Officeworks. I got these babies for $16.99 each. Pricey but they are totally worth it because I can't help smiling when I see them every time!

For Melbourne University students, if you guys didn't know, Co-op bookshops at Bailieu and Alan Gilbert do carry a small range of Pop! vinyl figures too but not much choices available.

Anyway, happy shopping!!!! Also, please feel free to share with me what do YOU like to collect in your lives! Am really interested in knowing ^^

Rushing off to school now! Till next time~