I honestly don’t know how I missed this one, but luckily I have the best friends a girl could ask for.  One of these great gals brought to my attention the striking resemblance between Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong and The Land Before Time‘s Ducky.  (Did I just date myself with that movie reference?)  No, I’m not saying that they are both “dinosaurs” (too obvious), I’m talking about their preposterously pouty puckers.  If you don’t really watch the Real Housewives (you’re a better person than I), all you need to know is that Taylor is the one with the GIANT mouth- literally.  It would appear that Ms. Armstrong and Ducky visit the same plastic surgeon…

When you look at Taylor, you can see that she’s a perfectly attractive woman who seems to have gone a bit syringe crazy.  Why do women opt to enlarge their lips?  Funny you should ask. Several years ago, an ex-boyfriend convinced me to go under the needle (real keeper, huh?).  My lips aren’t exactly shoestrings, but they sure as heck don’t rival Scarlett Johansson’s.  So, I made my way to a plastic surgeon in Chicago known for being one of the best, for some lip enlargement.  Let’s be clear, I’m not a wuss when it comes to pain- this was hand’s down the worst pain I ever felt in my life.  So awful, in fact, I considered just telling him to stop and walking out with lopsided lips.  However, I hung in there and finished out the procedure, leaving the office with noticeably larger lips.  Would I do it again?  Absolutely not.  But perhaps you’re ready for more luscious lips?

  1. Restylane– An injectable filler commonly used for wrinkles as well as pretty puckers.  Results last about six months and be certain to visit a certified professional for this procedure.
  2. LipFusion XL Lip Plumper, $50 – This product has been a beauty favorite for years.  Using collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA), this bedtime treatment gives you fuller lips without the needles.
  3. Toothbrush- Not just for your teeth.  Brushing your lip not only gets rid of those pesky flakes, but also increases blood circulation giving a (temporary) fuller appearance. I’ve actually used my Clarisonic to do this and it worked quite well.

While I’d be more likely to recommend options 2 and 3 (far less painful – not to mention much less expensive), the pursuit for a perfect pout may be never ending.

Kiss, kiss.