Shop Talk: The Cure for Chapped Lips is Already in Your Kitchen (No, It’s Not Coconut Oil)

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  • Got forever-dry lips that basically rule out all hopes of rocking a vampy fall lipstick? Fear not, because the one-step solution to curing chapped lips is probably already in your kitchen: a tea bag. Next time you’re enjoying a hot cuppa, press the soaked tea bag to your lips and let the tannins soothe your soul (and mouth). [PureWow]
  • We all have that friend who always smells amazing. Yet, no matter how many spritzes of perfume we do in the morning, our scent seems to fade within the hour. Well, here are the ten things that people who always smell good do – follow these steps, and you’ll be “that friend” soon enough. [Refinery29]
  • Here’s how to subtly switch up your look every day: Study up on the four places to apply blush on your face to create four very different makeup moods. If you’re rolling your eyes reading this because it’s blush and duh, you just swirl it on the apple of your cheeks because that’s where blush is “supposed to go”, you’re exactly the person could benefit from this breakdown. (It’s true.) [Marie Claire]

  • Apparently, all the cool girls are now sporting kick-flare jeans, fall’s more fitted version of a culotte (or the lovechild of bellbottoms and floods). Love ‘em or hate ‘em? We’re still undecided over here. [The Zoe Report]
  • Have a look inside Reese Witherspoon’s new store, Draper James. The brand launched online in May, but this is its first brick and mortar location. It’s designed to look like a southern home, and it’s pretty adorable (albeit a little too cheery for our taste). [Women’s Wear Daily]