5 Tips for Better Lips

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the south, we girls like our lipstick and lip gloss. An outfit is not complete, a make-up look is not finished, with out a beautiful shade on your lips.  At Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton, we carry some of the best lip colors and finishes out there: Butter by London.  We love their natural shades and vibrant hues for a fun night out.  It's not uncommon that we have a few tucked in our handbag.  Today we are sharing some of our favorite lip tips by beauty experts with our Gigi's readers! 

1) No need to match your lipstick to your outfit. This was common practice in the '60's and '70's but no longer considered necessary.  You should choose your color based on your skin tone and over all make-up look.  If you are going for dark and smoky eyes, choose a light lip color.  When you want to go bold on the lips, scale back on the eyes! 

2) Drink plenty of water! Like the rest of your body, when not properly hydrated, lips will lose their fullness and look dry. Ensuring that your body is well hydrated will make everything look younger and better, not just your lips! 

3) Protect them from the sun. Use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm to keep them from burning in the hot Lowcountry sun. Look for hydrating ingredients like shea butter or vitamin E when buying a balm. Apply frequently. 

4) To get fuller looking lips, use a lip liner that's darker than your lipstick and fully line your lips.  Then add the lipstick. This will plump them up a bit. 

5) Choose a look that's natural for you. To get the most out of your money, choose a color that you are sure you will wear frequently. If it's too far out of your comfort zone, it will just end up sitting there. 

There you have it! Just 5 tips for better lips. Come in and see all the shades by Butter by London that we have to offer and more beauty products that we now carry! We hope to see you soon at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton! 

Beauty Report: All About Nails

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, May 01, 2014

During the cold winter months, Gigi's Girls noticed a lot of dark polished nails on the runways and around town. The fabulous Kate Middleton was spotted wearing this deep purple that we thought was just perfection! 

But as the weather is warming up, we are seeing lighter polishes and a lot of "barely there" shades of nail lacquer. A few months ago at The Oscars, celebs were sporting soft, pale and romantic hues.  This nail look at the Oscars was reported by All Lacquered Up and we had to share.  What do you think of this trend in nails? We adore the classic and timeless look. 

Gigi's Boutique is pleased to carry Butter Nail Polish in a wide variety of shades, including this barely there look and dark shades, too!  While in store, you can pick one up to bring to your favorite nail salon, or do it yourself at home! (The tip to a great at-home manicure is to ensure you have plenty of time to dry!  Make sure kids are asleep, dishes are done, laundry is folded.  Turn on your favorite hour long show and just relax!) 

You'll notice too from some of the celebrity photos that there's a trend of "oval" shaped nails. When you sit down for a manicure, usually they'll ask: "square or round?" when they are filing.  A new way to "wear" your nails is to have them shaped oval.  Try this trend on your next manicure at the salon, or at your next in-home mani!   Let us know what you think of Butter and share how you are wearing your nails this Spring 2014.