Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix For Lips Review

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Like many people, I suffered from dry lips during the winter. I wrote a post about how I was looking for a product to combat dry lips and one of the items I had on my list was the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. I’d heard people rave about it and I wanted to give it a try, but the $26 price tag made me hesitate.

That’s why I was so excited when I saw the 5 Night Fix for Lips! It contains mini versions of the Agave Lip Mask and their Scrub Stick. The set costs $15 and this way I could test out the lip mask before splurging on the full-sized version. You’re supposed to use the duo in combination- first you exfoliate your lips with the scrub stick and then you apply the lip mask, which is a thick balm. Within five nights, you should have soft and healthy lips.

Oh boy did I need this. During winter my lips were constantly chapped and it was unpleasant. I definitely noticed a difference within a couple days of using this set. Let’s talk about what I did and didn’t like:

PROS

The Agave Lip Mask does work. Once I started using it, it only took a few days for my lips to return to their normal state. It felt so good not to have chapped lips anymore!

They smell good. I believe both products contain honey and they have a pleasant honey aroma.

A little goes a long way. The lip mask is so thick and I only need a small amount to coat my lips. I’ve been using it for nearly a month now and I still feel like I have a lot of product left in my mini tube.

CONS

– The Scrub Stick is too gentle. It’s supposed to be an exfoliant, but I didn’t think it did a great job of getting rid of the dead skin on my lips. I have this $3 lip exfoliator from e.l.f. and I like it a lot better.

The Agave Lip Mask is very thick. This is a good and bad thing. It is really moisturizing, but it does make it a little difficult to get it out of the tube. Now that it’s a little warmer, the ingredients have softened up and it’s no longer as difficult to squeeze it out of the tube.

The Lip Mask is a bit sticky. I don’t love the way it feels on the lips. I usually put it on right before bed so that it can soak in overnight. When I go to bed, my lips feel sticky and there’s still a bit of sticky residue when I wake up the next morning. It’s not uncomfortable or anything like that, I just wish it wasn’t quite so sticky. I’ve combated that problem a bit by putting on a thin layer of Vaseline, then applying the lip mask on top. The Vaseline gives a little more slip, so I feel less like my lips are sticking together constantly.

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THE SHORT VERSION

Overall, I’m happy that I purchased this little kit. I got to try out both products for a fraction of the price (and I think the packaging is totally adorable). The Agave Lip Mask really did rescue my lips and aside from a couple little issues, I think it’s great. The Scrub Stick doesn’t do too much for me, so I probably wouldn’t purchase that again. I would, however, buy the full-size version of the Agave Lip Mask.

Have you tried either of these products?

Colorful Spring Finds Under $100

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I have a real neutrals problem in my closet right now. I’m still mainly wearing clothes from my fall capsule wardrobe. When I was putting that list together, I wanted everything to mix and match well and it was easier to achieve that with neutral colors. I have a solid foundation of basics, so I am glad for that. Now that the sun has come out and temperatures are rising, I really want to inject some color back into my wardrobe. I picked up a few new things last month, but then I realized that they were all neutrals too. These are a few items that caught my eye while I was browsing online. They’re all under $100 (and many of them are under $50)!

Is your closet more colorful or more neutral?

Tops: Layered Cropped Tank, Printed Slit-Neck Peplum Top, Matte Crepe Sleeveless Top, Lace Crochet Shell Top

Skirts & Dresses: Pleated Lady Skirt, Scallop Insert Mini Skirt, Sleeveless Curved Hem Overlay Dress

Shoes & Accessories: Red Sunglasses, Leather Slip-On Sneakers

More Tops: Tie-Strap Bardot Top, Layered Open Back Top, Layered Chiffon Tank

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Life & Links | 04.10.15

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// I’ve been meaning to pick up some flowers for a couple weeks now. On Wednesday, I finally swung by Trader Joe’s and picked up a bouquet of white tulips, along with two small bunches of daffodils. I may have gone a little overboard because I don’t have vases large enough to hold all the blooms that I bought. Note to self: buy a couple new vases.

// I’m ashamed to admit that I have not yet read any of Toni Morrison’s books. I did enjoy reading her profile in the New York Times though, and I’ve made it a goal of mine to read at least one of her books this year.

// Oh you fickle weather. I know I was a little premature with my bare legs on Tuesday because I was freezing. I can’t bear to put on another pair of tights though, so I really need the weather to get it together. Thankfully it’s supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny on Sunday. Crossing my fingers that that’s actually true!

// Oyster released a list of 100 best books of the decade so far and I’ve added several of them to my TBR list.

// How cute is this J. Crew factory tee? I’m pretty tempted to pick it up for spring/summer.

// Yesterday I grabbed lunch with a friend at The Grey Dog. It can get pretty crowded, but it’s a good, affordable lunch spot. I ordered the chicken tenders/fries and it really hit the spot.

// New trailers for Orange is the New Black and True Detective! I can’t wait for both of these shows to return.

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New From the Drugstore

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Last week I went to CVS to pick up a few bits. You know how it is- you go in to get contact solution and you walk out with four beauty products that were certainly weren’t on the list. Today I thought I’d share what I bought (think of this as a mini haul, if you’d like).

– Maybelline Color Molten Eyeshadow in Rose Haze: In last week’s makeup routine, I mentioned that I only wear eyeshadow from time to time. I’m not quite sure what compelled me to pop this duo into my basket, other than the fact that the colors are so pretty. I haven’t even read or watched any reviews on this product (normally I do all of my research before I buy). I am curious though to crack this open and give it a try.

– Burt’s Bees Lip Balm: Normally I go with Chapstick when I’ve run out of lip balm, but this time I decided to try Burt’s Bees. Plus, this one is mango scented. Doesn’t that sound delicious? (Promise that I’m not going to eat my lip balm.)

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in Mars: The unofficial plan is to own all of the colors from this line because the formula is just great. I always check the display in my local CVS and I was pretty excited when I saw a few new shades (although I think they might have been released a while ago in the UK). I was good and only bought one color this time. I used to own a bright cherry red like this but it became old and clumpy, so I thought I’d replace it with this Rimmel polish.

Maybelline Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine: Ahhh, this lipstick. I was searching for this for a while. It seemed like every time I tried to buy it, they didn’t have this color in stock (and I tried a few different stores). I’d heard good things about the Maybelline matte collection, which is why it’s been on my list for the past few months. I’ve only used this color once so far, but it does feel creamy and pleasant on the lips. After hunting it down, I only feel about 80% about the way it looks on me. It has a little more brown in it than I’d like. I’m going to keep it because I do like it, but it won’t get a lot of wear right now because I’m transitioning into spring makeup.

Have you bought any great drugstore beauty products recently?