Luscious Red Lips! It’s a favorite here at DigThisDesign – and Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to indulge in our love for this bold, daring, edgy color.

Wearing red lipstick is a fun way to show off your daring, sexy side. But, it will only work if your lips are smooth, plump and crack-free. So, here are some tips form a beauty and skincare expert on getting your lips ready for this hot look.

Luscious Red Lips for Valentine's Day

Luscious Lips

Using a sugar lip scrub will get rid of any dry skin as the exfoliation process plumps them up as well! Get one with plant oils or butters for optimum hydration. Also, if you use an eye cream (you should), after you apply to eyes, use remainder on finger around your lips. – the skin in similar and this action will seal in the moisture.

— Becky Sturm, StormSister Spatique, Owner/Founder, StormSister Spatique

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

Try making and using this Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub recipe as found on The Idea Room.


  • 2 cups of white granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too)
  • Peppermint Essential Oil


Mix the sugar and oil together, adding the oil slowly until you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily. Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

About the Author:  Becky Sturm has spent her entire life in the spa and salon industry, caring for hair, skin and nails.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.