Liptiful

The Facial Toning Tool with a Patent

Orlando, Florida On Etsy since 2012

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Liptiful

The Facial Toning Tool with a Patent

Orlando, Florida | 7,257 Sales

Announcement    September! Massaging the lips month, we love you! The lights are going up in downtown and the year is almost over. I know 2021 won’t be this bad. The rioters will be caught and stopped.

For now let’s just say September is awesome. I mean I feel the cooler air even. But for Liptifuls - it’s all about MASSAGING THE LIPS. You need this! Get them fuller with exercise and massage. Treat yourself. Care about you!
No shots. That is not a need :-)))

I’m adding videos to each listing. I show a quick technique under the Butterfly Kisses listing. Have you seen the video? It’s my first. :)

August Update: I’m kinda loving this making each person a custom tool. It’s like I have more time to answer each one - not rushing the order - I can press the tool that week with their lips and face and specifics in mind.

Lots of folks writing the last few days, even, saying they’ve had a tool for years but want to get a replacement. I’m amazed.

Also I get the messages about someone is breastfeeding and can’t get shots so they need a Liptiful instead. I’m so happy picturing that sweet mom and baby.

This week I was able to custom make one just for one customer’s lips as she wanted to go a little larger than last time.
So, man, I’m kinda loving this. Thanks guys!

July update: I am considering not selling these lip tools as I begin the school year for my 3 teen sons...I am shipping what I have in stock this week and then will adjust settings for longer ship times giving me some time to get them made if at all. I hope this works for everyone as I know lip tools aren't something you like to wait on. I think it's cool that I can still make them with all the adversity that has happened. Another thing happening is our lease is ending and we need to move. I am thinking by 2021 life will settle down as now the grandbaby finally moved to his own little home with his mommy. Life might be easier soon for me. Life is about ups and downs. Hang in there.

New news is I got a kiln! It’s so cute!! I’m doing orders that day as they come in. For instance if I have the clay then I’m listing it as in stock so then if the tool isn’t in my bin quite yet I press it that day when I see the order. Then I can have it dried and fired and painted and fired again within the week. But also I and Laura are making stock (she’s better at it!). So that process could be more like I ship next day and very soon! We have nothing else we’re doing, no other jobs. This has been so good for me to get this going plus for some reason people are ordering now! See my website also for more designs or colors. I will get my paint back stocked so I can add more colors also. It’s all fun once you have the income to buy paint! And by paint I mean glaze. All non-toxic stuff. :))

Well Guys, I hope y’all got your check to help pay bills. We are all out of jobs here at home but Andy got paid on a job so we’re ok for now. I am firing this Saturday. I should be printing labels before Monday April 20th. We don’t get money because we have so many IRS problems I guess. This is our only income soon if they don’t open the Florida businesses. I’m glad you all are still plumping. It does help with boredom just a little. Helps relax you also before bed. Love you guys!!

Ok hi!! So sorry about each ones issues you are tackling this month. I’m praying for my customers!
So... I need to add a better payment method here and I think I have 4 to refund and the rest are waiting ...so I am printing labels today Mar. 23rd for the ones that turned out. I have a few cinnamon ones that didn’t work due to paint issues. I have Florida Clay Art firing some more tools for me and will get those this week if they are open. I should be printing a lot today so write me if you don’t hear on email about your parcel. Thanks guys as we work through all the things with limited income.

Hi guys! March madness now has new meaning. We are excited because we aren’t a big crowd and we make small batches just for you and we aren’t sick so please order if you’re staying home and bored.
I have a new plan since we sent that little kiln back (see comments below from the last update) and hoping they refund and also I may have a buyer for my kilns, but my new all amazing energetic plan is driving to Florida Clay Art each week and using their nice kilns to fire your tools. It can just be a routine I do and they are a small company and won’t be closing their doors over the virus. So that’s my plan to get these orders out each week or at least every 10-12 days do the shipping. Please keep praying with us and also please check our Facebook for updates. We appreciate you all.

OK here we are February 21st we did get our new Kiln a few days ago.
However it had an issue we didn’t know about and it melted everything like flat!
I see the negative review here it’s just I haven’t been able to reply and during this time of waiting on the kiln I was not working on this site very much. We literally do not have Internet at our house and our hotspots are used. We are working on all these issues but I only have two computers and my sons use it for school and then I work a lot at night at a restaurant in the kitchen.
I am just not able to borrow money and things are just slower but I do plan to get these fired at a pottery place hopefully tomorrow maybe Monday and then we are still trying to get our kiln refunded and buy a new one next week. x

Okay one month since Christmas ...and my husband ordered the kiln we need to make orders quick. We can’t set up a regular kiln that fires for 12 hours anymore in this townhome rental so I’ve been praying, but there’s so many needs in my family and too many bills. But he ordered it so we could get back making some tools for everyone like we did in October (I mean we had just started back after caring for grandbaby all summer). It’s a tiny little kiln where I can fire like 5 tools at a time meaning I can do your order that day. It just helps a ton! Yayyy

You guys! The Miss Smooch Lip shape is delayed and I’m so sorry. We fire them Wednesday at a friend’s home and paint them Friday then hoping to fire (the second firing) in a small kiln the following week. I got a little job to pay for it (a new tiny kiln) soon so it’s gonna happen. About the lip shape we need to remake the mold so are handpressing and it just took longer for them to be made is all.
Thanks guys for waiting!

Praise the lord! Dec 13th! We fired the late orders last night about 50 min away and will pick them up soon! Shipping by Monday for sure! If some didn’t turn out I will notify!
Whooohoo!!! And Andy fixed the car!!!!!

December 10- my car broke down and I can’t make the drive to the studio to fire. I have to refund folks who need it. If not I will fire when we can afford a kiln after Christmas or when I have a car to drive. :(
More of that story on Facebook ...

New update December 8th:
I have an idea to maybe order a super small kiln...I think that would work so well for us. As far as the late roses and hearts orders; I was able to get a place to fire them tomorrow and then ship Tuesday evening. No one could fire this last week for us so I realized I either need to get mine fixed (messed up in the garage fire) and hooked up at a friends house or I need my own small kiln that could fire here on the back porch. I’m really praying guys :(( I’m so sorry because we tried so hard to get going again. x

Newest Update Nov 15th: We are still working with Amanda to make the tools faster but we also are working in the meantime on catching up with orders right here at the VRBO. We did rent a home and move in on the 1st! Now, let's get these orders going again! Thanks for waiting on the Roses btw! x

New update Nov. 6th: Guys! I’m so pumped I found a friend who wants to make them for us and her family - it’s like my dream coming true of helping other moms! We (us and her) will have some ready soon! I’ll keep you posted. It’s just with the fire my daughters & grandbaby had to move and we aren’t sure where we will live either. With my friend making them it solves the problems.

** another oopsie: every few months I have to add some kind of hiccup. Sorry guys. Of course I would have to share that an entire mattress just burned up in my garage leaving smoke all in my house and making the electric company pull the meter and of course the owners are in Israel and we still have no where to live after 2 weeks. But I am firing at a pottery studio in Orlando so don’t even worry but yes it’s taking me longer. I’m dying but not dead yet. Still praying for my company to succeed and be a joy to the world. I love you! We got through a patent law suit by someone who wasn’t thinking straight, we got through my daughter’s bad friends and abusive marriage, we got through my husband losing his job, we got through a grandbaby living in my house with his sweet mom, we got through a fire with all of us (some sleeping) safe...we so got this. Did I mention Andy has a bump on his arm? We got that, too. Praying for MRI money. Self employed don’t have insurance when you’re Andy. We even cancel renters insurance. Why I don’t know? I’m realizing I need to figure out what’s going on in my own home - got me?

Happy Fall again! Remember all those leaf tools and pumpkin hearts Laura painted in years gone by! Well, she's at it again! She was able to pull away from her other work and now her baby is almost 5 months old, so she is ready to work full time on this for you! Thanks for your patience and I'm glad Etsy was able to refund a few folks who didn't get orders or whatever when I wasn't logging on here. I am thinking a few were lost in the mail and I never saw it and also my PO box is closed now so I didn't receive any tools back. So sorry for this problem and inconvenience. We are making the tools again now however. I had mentioned on our website and here (and IG) the things we were going through so we stopped for a while (no crime in that) but I hope it didn't cause anyone to be upset. I didn't see the claims on here at all. Then Etsy closed the store for a bit. Have a great Fall everyone! We are doing better and fighting through some hard years is all. I pray you all will keep fighting also and rest when you need to.


UPDATE: (June 2019)
So guys, We stopped making tools and taking orders. We just need to see how our regular jobs go (it’s too long of hours now to actually make these right now), so for now we are hurting so much with tax debt and then regular debt from 2017 when we thought we would have sales and didn’t and lived off our savings while Andy started his business and looked for work. Our hearts are hurt, we are overwhelmed with lots of kids to help, and we are tired.
We are getting the patent issued however and could sell this idea and patent to you. Please ask me about that. I know this is a sought after item and would be so cute in stores. I’m so sorry about this and the orders I had to refund.
Since 2013 - I’m kinda surprised we made them this long. My husband had to quit all his other work to make it happen and we hired 3 families too and other people and potters along the way. We invested so much mainly time to get this on the market, then we lost our home we had worked on for years just us 10, so the pain is very deep in our hearts. The law suit meant to keep us off the market destroyed us after all and the money we got was just a way of supporting us two years while we found work again. Some days were great with lots of money (actually went on a vacation or two with my kids!) but we were only surviving hoping to finish the patent and keep everyone healthy. We didn’t manage the finances or plan well as we just mainly made the product day and night and helped kids. Inventing is hard. 4 miscarriages from 2014-16 made me lose track of so much and Andy couldn’t keep up either and by 2017 we got a building (rented a space to make the tools) in a last effort to move forward, but then the patent wasn’t ready til too late like 2018 and no one invested or could without that; plus the law suit over the patent caused concern especially since the judge issued fullips’ long sought after injunction to keep us from hurting their sales. At least it gave them what they wanted and now no one succeeded, so that’s another lesson learned. When you hurt someone you hurt yourself. And that’s just part of the story! The rest is deep in my heart and also painful.

Hey hey everyone! What a great Mother’s Day I had taking a quick trip to hug my trooper mom. She’s struggling with an awful thing called Parkinson’s. She has great care though and I can’t wait until she can live with us soon. I’m praying so much for her.

You can order any design from this shop just let me know when you need it. Anything on sale ($22) ships that week you order. P.S. I regret to say I just couldn’t fulfill this promise in May. I apologize so much. You can pre-order anything though and receive your special design in May now! They are getting done this week (May 20th).

We just shipped out our April orders (last month) from March folks who did the Pre-Order listing and it went really well.
The other thing we did was have a grand baby so whoa!!! we got busy in May! Am I having fun? Oh yeah!!!

We sold out of Miss Smooch trending oval and diamonds already this year!! Wow thanks guys! I’m working up a pitch deck to help with growing my business this year and I need $1000 to pay for the rest of my patent filing fees (got it! And I’m ready for the issue now!) and it will issue soon if I have that money. Please pray for me because I don’t know what to do totally. And P.S. God answered that prayer!
We couldn't pay our rent last few months but are caught up now. We’ve had so many problems as most families do but we overcame!

So glad you are viewing these little clay plumpers we make! If you don't see much stock just write me and tell me which one you would like and I'll make some more, and also try Liptifultools.com and currently there are a few on Amazon!

Thanks for your orders this year already!!! We really appreciate it! It’s hard to believe this time 2017 we were selling 600 tools a month and now only between 20 and 50 tools every month.

A little history: Many thanks to Etsy and all our customers for making this our number one venue since 2012. I mean when Etsy though closed us down no warning 2014 just from them receiving a lawyer letter; I almost gave up on this venue (amazon and eBay won’t do that to you), so beware of that if you’re selling a new invention and another big company doesn’t want you on the market. It’s why our orders don’t show like a ton of orders. This shop was closed almost 2 years. They will close your shop until the jealous company allows you to sell here.

Here’s a new video I just made https://youtu.be/bOGvpewMMhk

Here is a survey for all my customers please! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZD52YBT


Hello there dedicated plumpers and facial exercise peeps! I have one question: when you visit the shop...why don't you buy? Could you send me a quick message telling me why you visit but don't buy...is it the price or too much info. That could be Lol Thanks!


Note: Hi Ladies! Hey beauty shops! Let us know if you want to sell our tools. Email us here if you want to sell in your salon or shop! We would love resellers. I am also wanting to sell my soon-to-issue patent if anyone can help me finish it and also sell this business so I can invent something else.

P.S. The owner of the current similar patent has written a letter as well approving us to sell no problem; after fighting for over a year we can now sell under their patent and have since Dec 2015. The law suit was crazy but they will work with you on their patent now if you want to sell our product. Our patent is almost ready also. We are happy to work with anyone.

All orders ship in 3-4 weeks and sadly last fall they took months to be done (sorry everyone!), but these new listings since Dec 17th will ship within a week (the ones on sale). We love you guys and don't take you for granted! Wow 5-star reviews!!! Thanks guys! What an honor!

Welcome to our Handmade Only, Lip Tools (by the Shepherd Family) Little Workshop. We make each clay lip tool ourselves and strive for them to be the best they possibly can be. Thanks for shopping with us today!

So glad you stopped by. We really love hearing from you! See the Policies section to the left? There's a link there for the size chart- also a chart posted on FB. Please go to Liptifultools.com for more info and also Facebook Liptiful Tools as we are changing the sizing a little so to help you order the best possible tool for you.

Have you heard about other countries wanting to make these and one lady asked us how. We want to seriously help this spread to other areas ❤️ Our main IG is @liptifulclayliptools. Our family one is @joannasshepherd - come visit and see all the pics under #Liptiful too. Will you post your review for us on Insta? THANKS!!!

We are so pumped!!! I can now write this: As seen on Glamour.com and Allure.com! Have you seen: Plump Your Lips Like Kylie Jenner (The Safe Way!) by KANDEE JOHNSON (on Glamour.com You Tube) ?? What a blessing to have these reviews on just a little idea I had from studying facial exercise put together with my daughter's idea to plump lips with a small cap in 2011! Who hasn't done that though? Thanking Allure.com for calling us the lip trend of 2016! Did you see that video?

Other news folks have asked about: We were sued in patent court all of 2015 and the Fall of 2014, and for that reason were going to announce a new name for our product and shop here very soon, but now the settlement has been reached for us to sell under their patent, so we can sell all our clay tools we began with here in Feb. 2014 and as originally planned. We actually started all this in 2011-2012 and sold plastic plumping caps back then. There is a permanent injunction ordered by the court because we couldn't afford a trial, but the company suing decided not to use it as they want us to sell under them. Hope that makes sense. You should talk with Fullips if you are concerned about working with us and see if they plan to use the injunction or could remove it now. That would actually help them but it's hard to do. We sold our concept first and did not copy anyone. There was no product on the market like ours when we launched here in 2012. It's very confusing when a large company with funds comes on the market after a small company. New patent laws made suing over a patent easier. We did recover and get a place to live and are trying to move forward and we are happy a lot, but this situation is hard to explain without offending someone and people may wonder whom want to resell for us or help us by investing so is why I tell a little of the story here. We would love to have investors! Just be open to calling my lawyer who helped us a lot get the patent almost done and helped us file motions during the law suit, and also call Fullips and let me know what they say. It's sad what happened.

This shop is for women, teens and children wanting to tone facial muscles and also plump if desired since that just happens with muscle growth...maybe you have had Bell's Palsy or other related issues -- Ask your doctor about this before using a Liptiful for any kind of treatment. Maybe you want to avoid further, expensive injections as Kandee shows us how. Whatever your facial muscle or lip issue is; this is our passion, and has been ever since starting Liptiful, our first line of lip plumping products. Please contact us with any questions and be expecting a new brochure about this. Liptiful [!at] gmail.com -- let us know more of your ideas!

We are patent pending for a facial exercise tool. The Examiner has said he will issue the patent but we need funds to finish it. Help us invent this and invest in the future of women's health.

God is good!

Thanks so much for visiting! x ~Joanna & fam ❤️

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 2, 2020

September! Massaging the lips month, we love you! The lights are going up in downtown and the year is almost over. I know 2021 won’t be this bad. The rioters will be caught and stopped.

For now let’s just say September is awesome. I mean I feel the cooler air even. But for Liptifuls - it’s all about MASSAGING THE LIPS. You need this! Get them fuller with exercise and massage. Treat yourself. Care about you!
No shots. That is not a need :-)))

I’m adding videos to each listing. I show a quick technique under the Butterfly Kisses listing. Have you seen the video? It’s my first. :)

August Update: I’m kinda loving this making each person a custom tool. It’s like I have more time to answer each one - not rushing the order - I can press the tool that week with their lips and face and specifics in mind.

Lots of folks writing the last few days, even, saying they’ve had a tool for years but want to get a replacement. I’m amazed.

Also I get the messages about someone is breastfeeding and can’t get shots so they need a Liptiful instead. I’m so happy picturing that sweet mom and baby.

This week I was able to custom make one just for one customer’s lips as she wanted to go a little larger than last time.
So, man, I’m kinda loving this. Thanks guys!

July update: I am considering not selling these lip tools as I begin the school year for my 3 teen sons...I am shipping what I have in stock this week and then will adjust settings for longer ship times giving me some time to get them made if at all. I hope this works for everyone as I know lip tools aren't something you like to wait on. I think it's cool that I can still make them with all the adversity that has happened. Another thing happening is our lease is ending and we need to move. I am thinking by 2021 life will settle down as now the grandbaby finally moved to his own little home with his mommy. Life might be easier soon for me. Life is about ups and downs. Hang in there.

New news is I got a kiln! It’s so cute!! I’m doing orders that day as they come in. For instance if I have the clay then I’m listing it as in stock so then if the tool isn’t in my bin quite yet I press it that day when I see the order. Then I can have it dried and fired and painted and fired again within the week. But also I and Laura are making stock (she’s better at it!). So that process could be more like I ship next day and very soon! We have nothing else we’re doing, no other jobs. This has been so good for me to get this going plus for some reason people are ordering now! See my website also for more designs or colors. I will get my paint back stocked so I can add more colors also. It’s all fun once you have the income to buy paint! And by paint I mean glaze. All non-toxic stuff. :))

Well Guys, I hope y’all got your check to help pay bills. We are all out of jobs here at home but Andy got paid on a job so we’re ok for now. I am firing this Saturday. I should be printing labels before Monday April 20th. We don’t get money because we have so many IRS problems I guess. This is our only income soon if they don’t open the Florida businesses. I’m glad you all are still plumping. It does help with boredom just a little. Helps relax you also before bed. Love you guys!!

Ok hi!! So sorry about each ones issues you are tackling this month. I’m praying for my customers!
So... I need to add a better payment method here and I think I have 4 to refund and the rest are waiting ...so I am printing labels today Mar. 23rd for the ones that turned out. I have a few cinnamon ones that didn’t work due to paint issues. I have Florida Clay Art firing some more tools for me and will get those this week if they are open. I should be printing a lot today so write me if you don’t hear on email about your parcel. Thanks guys as we work through all the things with limited income.

Hi guys! March madness now has new meaning. We are excited because we aren’t a big crowd and we make small batches just for you and we aren’t sick so please order if you’re staying home and bored.
I have a new plan since we sent that little kiln back (see comments below from the last update) and hoping they refund and also I may have a buyer for my kilns, but my new all amazing energetic plan is driving to Florida Clay Art each week and using their nice kilns to fire your tools. It can just be a routine I do and they are a small company and won’t be closing their doors over the virus. So that’s my plan to get these orders out each week or at least every 10-12 days do the shipping. Please keep praying with us and also please check our Facebook for updates. We appreciate you all.

OK here we are February 21st we did get our new Kiln a few days ago.
However it had an issue we didn’t know about and it melted everything like flat!
I see the negative review here it’s just I haven’t been able to reply and during this time of waiting on the kiln I was not working on this site very much. We literally do not have Internet at our house and our hotspots are used. We are working on all these issues but I only have two computers and my sons use it for school and then I work a lot at night at a restaurant in the kitchen.
I am just not able to borrow money and things are just slower but I do plan to get these fired at a pottery place hopefully tomorrow maybe Monday and then we are still trying to get our kiln refunded and buy a new one next week. x

Okay one month since Christmas ...and my husband ordered the kiln we need to make orders quick. We can’t set up a regular kiln that fires for 12 hours anymore in this townhome rental so I’ve been praying, but there’s so many needs in my family and too many bills. But he ordered it so we could get back making some tools for everyone like we did in October (I mean we had just started back after caring for grandbaby all summer). It’s a tiny little kiln where I can fire like 5 tools at a time meaning I can do your order that day. It just helps a ton! Yayyy

You guys! The Miss Smooch Lip shape is delayed and I’m so sorry. We fire them Wednesday at a friend’s home and paint them Friday then hoping to fire (the second firing) in a small kiln the following week. I got a little job to pay for it (a new tiny kiln) soon so it’s gonna happen. About the lip shape we need to remake the mold so are handpressing and it just took longer for them to be made is all.
Thanks guys for waiting!

Praise the lord! Dec 13th! We fired the late orders last night about 50 min away and will pick them up soon! Shipping by Monday for sure! If some didn’t turn out I will notify!
Whooohoo!!! And Andy fixed the car!!!!!

December 10- my car broke down and I can’t make the drive to the studio to fire. I have to refund folks who need it. If not I will fire when we can afford a kiln after Christmas or when I have a car to drive. :(
More of that story on Facebook ...

New update December 8th:
I have an idea to maybe order a super small kiln...I think that would work so well for us. As far as the late roses and hearts orders; I was able to get a place to fire them tomorrow and then ship Tuesday evening. No one could fire this last week for us so I realized I either need to get mine fixed (messed up in the garage fire) and hooked up at a friends house or I need my own small kiln that could fire here on the back porch. I’m really praying guys :(( I’m so sorry because we tried so hard to get going again. x

Newest Update Nov 15th: We are still working with Amanda to make the tools faster but we also are working in the meantime on catching up with orders right here at the VRBO. We did rent a home and move in on the 1st! Now, let's get these orders going again! Thanks for waiting on the Roses btw! x

New update Nov. 6th: Guys! I’m so pumped I found a friend who wants to make them for us and her family - it’s like my dream coming true of helping other moms! We (us and her) will have some ready soon! I’ll keep you posted. It’s just with the fire my daughters & grandbaby had to move and we aren’t sure where we will live either. With my friend making them it solves the problems.

** another oopsie: every few months I have to add some kind of hiccup. Sorry guys. Of course I would have to share that an entire mattress just burned up in my garage leaving smoke all in my house and making the electric company pull the meter and of course the owners are in Israel and we still have no where to live after 2 weeks. But I am firing at a pottery studio in Orlando so don’t even worry but yes it’s taking me longer. I’m dying but not dead yet. Still praying for my company to succeed and be a joy to the world. I love you! We got through a patent law suit by someone who wasn’t thinking straight, we got through my daughter’s bad friends and abusive marriage, we got through my husband losing his job, we got through a grandbaby living in my house with his sweet mom, we got through a fire with all of us (some sleeping) safe...we so got this. Did I mention Andy has a bump on his arm? We got that, too. Praying for MRI money. Self employed don’t have insurance when you’re Andy. We even cancel renters insurance. Why I don’t know? I’m realizing I need to figure out what’s going on in my own home - got me?

Happy Fall again! Remember all those leaf tools and pumpkin hearts Laura painted in years gone by! Well, she's at it again! She was able to pull away from her other work and now her baby is almost 5 months old, so she is ready to work full time on this for you! Thanks for your patience and I'm glad Etsy was able to refund a few folks who didn't get orders or whatever when I wasn't logging on here. I am thinking a few were lost in the mail and I never saw it and also my PO box is closed now so I didn't receive any tools back. So sorry for this problem and inconvenience. We are making the tools again now however. I had mentioned on our website and here (and IG) the things we were going through so we stopped for a while (no crime in that) but I hope it didn't cause anyone to be upset. I didn't see the claims on here at all. Then Etsy closed the store for a bit. Have a great Fall everyone! We are doing better and fighting through some hard years is all. I pray you all will keep fighting also and rest when you need to.


UPDATE: (June 2019)
So guys, We stopped making tools and taking orders. We just need to see how our regular jobs go (it’s too long of hours now to actually make these right now), so for now we are hurting so much with tax debt and then regular debt from 2017 when we thought we would have sales and didn’t and lived off our savings while Andy started his business and looked for work. Our hearts are hurt, we are overwhelmed with lots of kids to help, and we are tired.
We are getting the patent issued however and could sell this idea and patent to you. Please ask me about that. I know this is a sought after item and would be so cute in stores. I’m so sorry about this and the orders I had to refund.
Since 2013 - I’m kinda surprised we made them this long. My husband had to quit all his other work to make it happen and we hired 3 families too and other people and potters along the way. We invested so much mainly time to get this on the market, then we lost our home we had worked on for years just us 10, so the pain is very deep in our hearts. The law suit meant to keep us off the market destroyed us after all and the money we got was just a way of supporting us two years while we found work again. Some days were great with lots of money (actually went on a vacation or two with my kids!) but we were only surviving hoping to finish the patent and keep everyone healthy. We didn’t manage the finances or plan well as we just mainly made the product day and night and helped kids. Inventing is hard. 4 miscarriages from 2014-16 made me lose track of so much and Andy couldn’t keep up either and by 2017 we got a building (rented a space to make the tools) in a last effort to move forward, but then the patent wasn’t ready til too late like 2018 and no one invested or could without that; plus the law suit over the patent caused concern especially since the judge issued fullips’ long sought after injunction to keep us from hurting their sales. At least it gave them what they wanted and now no one succeeded, so that’s another lesson learned. When you hurt someone you hurt yourself. And that’s just part of the story! The rest is deep in my heart and also painful.

Hey hey everyone! What a great Mother’s Day I had taking a quick trip to hug my trooper mom. She’s struggling with an awful thing called Parkinson’s. She has great care though and I can’t wait until she can live with us soon. I’m praying so much for her.

You can order any design from this shop just let me know when you need it. Anything on sale ($22) ships that week you order. P.S. I regret to say I just couldn’t fulfill this promise in May. I apologize so much. You can pre-order anything though and receive your special design in May now! They are getting done this week (May 20th).

We just shipped out our April orders (last month) from March folks who did the Pre-Order listing and it went really well.
The other thing we did was have a grand baby so whoa!!! we got busy in May! Am I having fun? Oh yeah!!!

We sold out of Miss Smooch trending oval and diamonds already this year!! Wow thanks guys! I’m working up a pitch deck to help with growing my business this year and I need $1000 to pay for the rest of my patent filing fees (got it! And I’m ready for the issue now!) and it will issue soon if I have that money. Please pray for me because I don’t know what to do totally. And P.S. God answered that prayer!
We couldn't pay our rent last few months but are caught up now. We’ve had so many problems as most families do but we overcame!

So glad you are viewing these little clay plumpers we make! If you don't see much stock just write me and tell me which one you would like and I'll make some more, and also try Liptifultools.com and currently there are a few on Amazon!

Thanks for your orders this year already!!! We really appreciate it! It’s hard to believe this time 2017 we were selling 600 tools a month and now only between 20 and 50 tools every month.

A little history: Many thanks to Etsy and all our customers for making this our number one venue since 2012. I mean when Etsy though closed us down no warning 2014 just from them receiving a lawyer letter; I almost gave up on this venue (amazon and eBay won’t do that to you), so beware of that if you’re selling a new invention and another big company doesn’t want you on the market. It’s why our orders don’t show like a ton of orders. This shop was closed almost 2 years. They will close your shop until the jealous company allows you to sell here.

Here’s a new video I just made https://youtu.be/bOGvpewMMhk

Here is a survey for all my customers please! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZD52YBT


Hello there dedicated plumpers and facial exercise peeps! I have one question: when you visit the shop...why don't you buy? Could you send me a quick message telling me why you visit but don't buy...is it the price or too much info. That could be Lol Thanks!


Note: Hi Ladies! Hey beauty shops! Let us know if you want to sell our tools. Email us here if you want to sell in your salon or shop! We would love resellers. I am also wanting to sell my soon-to-issue patent if anyone can help me finish it and also sell this business so I can invent something else.

P.S. The owner of the current similar patent has written a letter as well approving us to sell no problem; after fighting for over a year we can now sell under their patent and have since Dec 2015. The law suit was crazy but they will work with you on their patent now if you want to sell our product. Our patent is almost ready also. We are happy to work with anyone.

All orders ship in 3-4 weeks and sadly last fall they took months to be done (sorry everyone!), but these new listings since Dec 17th will ship within a week (the ones on sale). We love you guys and don't take you for granted! Wow 5-star reviews!!! Thanks guys! What an honor!

Welcome to our Handmade Only, Lip Tools (by the Shepherd Family) Little Workshop. We make each clay lip tool ourselves and strive for them to be the best they possibly can be. Thanks for shopping with us today!

So glad you stopped by. We really love hearing from you! See the Policies section to the left? There's a link there for the size chart- also a chart posted on FB. Please go to Liptifultools.com for more info and also Facebook Liptiful Tools as we are changing the sizing a little so to help you order the best possible tool for you.

Have you heard about other countries wanting to make these and one lady asked us how. We want to seriously help this spread to other areas ❤️ Our main IG is @liptifulclayliptools. Our family one is @joannasshepherd - come visit and see all the pics under #Liptiful too. Will you post your review for us on Insta? THANKS!!!

We are so pumped!!! I can now write this: As seen on Glamour.com and Allure.com! Have you seen: Plump Your Lips Like Kylie Jenner (The Safe Way!) by KANDEE JOHNSON (on Glamour.com You Tube) ?? What a blessing to have these reviews on just a little idea I had from studying facial exercise put together with my daughter's idea to plump lips with a small cap in 2011! Who hasn't done that though? Thanking Allure.com for calling us the lip trend of 2016! Did you see that video?

Other news folks have asked about: We were sued in patent court all of 2015 and the Fall of 2014, and for that reason were going to announce a new name for our product and shop here very soon, but now the settlement has been reached for us to sell under their patent, so we can sell all our clay tools we began with here in Feb. 2014 and as originally planned. We actually started all this in 2011-2012 and sold plastic plumping caps back then. There is a permanent injunction ordered by the court because we couldn't afford a trial, but the company suing decided not to use it as they want us to sell under them. Hope that makes sense. You should talk with Fullips if you are concerned about working with us and see if they plan to use the injunction or could remove it now. That would actually help them but it's hard to do. We sold our concept first and did not copy anyone. There was no product on the market like ours when we launched here in 2012. It's very confusing when a large company with funds comes on the market after a small company. New patent laws made suing over a patent easier. We did recover and get a place to live and are trying to move forward and we are happy a lot, but this situation is hard to explain without offending someone and people may wonder whom want to resell for us or help us by investing so is why I tell a little of the story here. We would love to have investors! Just be open to calling my lawyer who helped us a lot get the patent almost done and helped us file motions during the law suit, and also call Fullips and let me know what they say. It's sad what happened.

This shop is for women, teens and children wanting to tone facial muscles and also plump if desired since that just happens with muscle growth...maybe you have had Bell's Palsy or other related issues -- Ask your doctor about this before using a Liptiful for any kind of treatment. Maybe you want to avoid further, expensive injections as Kandee shows us how. Whatever your facial muscle or lip issue is; this is our passion, and has been ever since starting Liptiful, our first line of lip plumping products. Please contact us with any questions and be expecting a new brochure about this. Liptiful [!at] gmail.com -- let us know more of your ideas!

We are patent pending for a facial exercise tool. The Examiner has said he will issue the patent but we need funds to finish it. Help us invent this and invest in the future of women's health.

God is good!

Thanks so much for visiting! x ~Joanna & fam ❤️

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Am I right? Ask for lanyard holes. I mean it is Fall. (I have chain, too) XO
5 new looks/colors for Fall. Let me know if you wanna try. Notice the lines underneath the leopard glaze. It’s a new look pressed into the clay before firing it. Have a great week guys!!! xo
These will be at the East Orlando Farmer’s market very soon! Let me know if you live here! x
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About Liptiful

Sales 7,257
On Etsy since 2012

LIPtiful Lips = BEAUtiful Lips

One day I was sitting down...well, I don't do that very often after 13 years of homeschooling and 8 children to tend to, but this day of 2011 I remember very well as little Ruthie came up to me with her big plumped lips. From that particular day; I thought there has to be something to this because she had done it before and the way she did it that day so like, "Mom please see this" showed me I should pay attention and think this through. I love that funny Ruth Anne!
I am certified as a global Instructor for Facial Fitness Systems, Inc. Long story short, we started researching the whole idea of natural lip plumping and lip muscles. I knew there had to be a cheaper, safer way for teens to plump, and I knew there should be an exercise tool to help with those difficult lip area exercises. They were hard for even me after doing them for two years.
We changed her original "tool" idea of a bottle cap to a cap we found at Lowes. That was a funny night shopping at Lowes looking for lip plumpers! Then finally the designs we were casting here at the house with liquid plastic were lip-shaped Liptifuls and heart shapes, too. And that was a tough beginning. The molds failed a lot. We now have new shapes made out of natural clay and these are truly the best so far! We hand-press each one and fire them in our kilns.
Okay girls, no more lip balm addictions either. Use the natural increase of fluid to your lips to help with dryness.
Here on Etsy we are selling our idea in hopes it will encourage many children struggling with lip muscle weakness or help the desire of teens and women who want to have fuller lips in a natural way. Please enjoy and have fun with our soon-to-be-famous Liptiful Tool! Please share our story so teens and children will have more beauty and facial exercise options. THANK YOU!

Shop members

  • Joanna Shepherd

    Owner, Mom Of 8, Creator

    I taught my children at home since 1999. Andy & I love creating stuff and for years remodeled homes to resell. Liptiful took off because of a YouTube review and we, with the kids, sold these for 3 yrs full-time. I now make them myself and enjoy it!

  • Ruth Anne Shepherd

    Owner, Inventor

    Ruth has been a joy to people everywhere her entire life. I love her kind heart towards others and I know God has blessed her with this idea for a purpose beyond what I understand. She sings, models and is an actor also, and now is working in sales

  • Andy Shepherd

    Hubby, Mold Design, Designer

    Andy has been remodeling and working construction jobs for 25 yrs. He took off 3 years to help us make these tools in our garage. He designed the little machines we use to now press our tools quicker. Andy installs kitchens in central Florida now.

Production partners

  • Pottery

    United States

    Thankful very much for three companies so far who have perfected our shapes, colors and design process. It's fun to grow slow and we are now making them ourselves.

  • Mold Designer

    United States

    Very thankful for our designer who made all the prototype molds.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2019
Hi there!!

Probably the biggest question about Liptiful is HOW TO ORDER THE CORRECT SIZE AND STYLE. We have a few tips that might help, but please still message us if you aren’t sure. We want you to be thrilled with your Liptiful Tool! You can also see this chart here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byu635pNAvbkdVUtbnozQVJka0E/view?usp=sharing.

Our “how to” videos might help you too! You can see those here: http://liptifultools.com/videos/

How fun it is to have a safe effective way to have cool, awesome, healthy lips and also strengthen facial muscles so easily!!! Have you seen Kandee Johnson's video reviews on her super cool popular You Tube channel?? Check it out! She has 3 million subscribers and people really trust her opinion!! She tried (she ordered here actually) our tools for 5 months before doing her first review June 2014! http://youtu.be/6edRyh43KLo

THANK YOU ALL WHO ARE NOW SUPPORTING OUR COMPANY WITH KIND EMAILS AND CONSISTENT PURCHASES JUST TO ENCOURAGE US AND THANK US FOR MAKING THESE! I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW SWEET PEOPLE ARE!!!

Here is a note we received recently...just to help you see the kind of people we have ordering here: "Hello there! Love your product this is my third liptiful! My first one got lost on vacation and second one broke. Is there any way to add a lanyard to this shape (rose) at all? The heart shaped one I dropped a lot and it never broke, this shape I dropped once only after 1 week of use and it broke immediately. If based on the shape it is not possible, no worries I just thought I would ask! Thanks again I'll be back to order the heart shaped one again in 2 weeks. Thank you for your product!' ~Veronica from CA

Our original shop was closed due to a law suit arguing supposed patent infringment on one of our designs, but we reached a settlement after a few years allowing us to continue selling our clay tools. Lots more reviews now on Ebay and Amazon. We are mainly switching back to our fave homemade site (Etsy). You can go to instagram @liptifulclayliptools to see reviews that our customers post! Can't wait to see you there or on Facebook where I blog a lot also!

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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We know you will LOVE your Liptiful Tool! BUT IF YOU DON’T, please let us know. We are happy to help you out.

You can return it right away if you have not used it at all. Maybe you realized before it arrived that you did not order the proper size or made some other kind of ordering mistake.

IF YOU HAVE USED IT though, we ask you to try it according to directions for two weeks before deciding it doesn’t work. Lip plumping and facial toning doesn’t truly happen in one try. It takes some time. If you still aren’t happy, contact us and we refund you.

Please carefully choose the best tool for you before your purchase. (See top of page.)

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We love our international customers, and hope you enjoy shopping. However, international shipping can be tricky. We charge our customers for shipping to your area, but do not offer PPD services. We cannot control any custom fees, taxes, or tariffs in your country at delivery. UK customers are usually charged an additional $13.00 USD in customs fees in order to receive their orders. International orders WILL NOT BE REFUNDED for any reason unless I receive it back. Order at your own risk.

**Oh and be cautious with your elite tool, but we do offer a repair service if you chip your special piece! :-))) xoxo ~Liptiful Crew

Thank you very much ~Joanna
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Additional policies and FAQs
This concept is protected by a US patent and art copyright laws, and so can not be sold or imported without permission. Patent pending also.
Liptiful LLC reserves the right to file a disciplinary proceeding submissions with the USPTO within one year, due to 35 U.S.C. 32, against all companies and individuals suggesting possible grounds for discipline, which therefore include infringement of trademark or copyright laws. Fullips LLC owns the other patent we sell under. You will have to deal with them.