March 06, 2009

A Freaky Beauty Secret and Some Other Things...

(Forgive me in advance for what I might write in this post)

So, remember when I said I am never afraid to embarrass myself? Well, I am certainly going to hold true to that with parts of this post. Everyone has a few *top secret* beauty tricks that might be considered a little strange and even somewhat freaky at times. I am no exception – this one actually works for me though so I just had to share for the mere fact that I am HOPING that I am not the only one that does this.

What are you most afraid of as far as the aging process goes? I want to avoid two things and if this can be done I will consider myself a success. Anything outside of these two things I can handle and in fact, I welcome aging because it simply means that we are still alive and hopefully living a fabulous, long life! Here goes…

#1. The dreaded “vajayjay” neck…you know the kind. I fully understand that aging is a wonderful and natural process but I CANNOT allow myself to have a wrinkly, thin-skinned neck that looks like…well…a vajayjay. The firming lotion process has already begun.

#2. I also want to avoid having lip wrinkles or lines or whatever they are called! I think lips/mouths/teeth of all kinds are really what make someone look youthful. I have a secret for this that I will now share under one condition – if you or anyone you know does this, please speak up because otherwise I will feel like the biggest freak alive.




OK…I brush my lips with a soft-bristle toothbrush and Vaseline!!!! (ahhhh…I am ashamed). It is not, I repeat, is NOT the same toothbrush I use to brush my teeth. I have a special one just for this purpose. I don’t even know what started all of this, it just happened. It makes your lips so smooth and really moisturizes them. It also kind of acts like a natural plumper. Damn…am I weird or what??


Anyway, I am soooooo happy it is Friday! Work has been wild this week and I can’t wait to go out for Mexican food tonight with Drew P and the fam. There will definitely be some good eats happening and maybe even a few of these…



Oh and one more thing before I go. I am ALWAYS buying candles and I have recently fallen in love with Tyler Candles. They are sold in little gift shops and boutiques but they have a website, too. You should check them out ASAP!






Ya'll have a wonderful evening! XOXO

23 comments:

Undomesticated Newlywed said...

I've been using Tyler candles for about 2 years now! I love them!!

Good Gals Inc said...

I SOOOOO understand the vajayjay neck thing!!! I already have a 4 step anti-aging lotion system I use!! SO I hear ya!! I love the other secrets!!

Raychelle said...

I have done the brushing the lips thing but never with vasoline. That's an interesting idea though.

Imjustagirl said...

I am going to try the lip thing! I use vaseline all over my fave anyhow no I just need to exfoloiate my lips!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I LOVE the Tyler Candles...give them quite a bit as gifts too.

Domestic Goddess said...

hey girl...just found your blog..so cute!

tyler candles are so yummy. they have a really great one thats a cookie scent...smell your heart out!

brown eyed girl said...

I brush my lips with a toothbrush when I need to exfoliate them. I've done it and then put on vaseline afterwards - you're not a freak! :)

Niki said...

The toothbrush with vaseline trick sounds good to me! I will have to try that:) I love tyler candles too! They smell so yummy!

Jules said...

Fun post! I think the toothbrush and Vaseline is a great idea. It probably moisturizes and exfoliates. I think I'm going to have to try this. I also need to start working on the neck thing.

Have a great night out!

d.a.r. said...

I brush my lips too!!!!

Jenny.Lee said...

I totally brush my lips when they get dry! They are so soft afterwards! I've never done so with Vaseline though.

Amber said...

I slather on the Vaseline every night! I live in CO and it's super dry here and if I don't do that my lips get all yucky. I also use Bigelow stuff from Bath and Body works, like a lip exfoliator...

You're not alone!!!

Q. and La. said...

Hmmmmmmmm, makes me want to try brushing my lips!

BeeHappy said...

Good tips Ashley! I love Tyler candles. They rock! :)

PreppyGirl said...

I knew that a wet toothbrush would help exfoliate but never thought of using vaseline at the same time! I'll have to do that!! Thanks girl!

Erica said...

You're cracking me up!! But I think I'm gonna have to try that vaseline thing:)

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

girl! you wont even believe me! my doctor actually told me about the vaseline thing!! i'm a freak with you then! lol. and i will have to check out this tyler's candels. i'm obsessed.

Leslie said...

I use mary kay lip stuff - the 'mask' and then the gloss... never thought to brush my lips... :)

Texan Couture said...

well i do not brush my lips with toothbrush of vaseline but I do have to use it on my lips because I am allergic to medicated chapstick so your not alone out there in using it for pretty smooth lips lol

Em said...

Tyler Candles are my absolite favorite!!!! Diva is my scent! Love love love it!

Channa said...

I love your tip. I do not think thats weird at all!! I think I am going to have to try it.

I love Tyler candles. I have been using them for 5+ years. They are all over my house.

Melia said...

I am SO going to try the vaseline-lip-brushing thing!!

My name is Megan... said...

I LOVE Tyler candles!! Diva is my favorite!!