Friday, 3 June 2011

Lip Balms!

Today I am talking on the subject of lip balms!  I think every girl must have at least five lying around, I have way too many but you can never have lips soft enough in my opinion, haha!

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Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm – This balm smells identical to the Palmers Cocoa Body Lotion, which is absolutely gorgeous.  Really moisturizing and smells like chocolate.

The Body Shop Shea Lip Care Stick – This is one of my favourite lip balms but I think it may have been discontinued in TBS; it was always sold in a pack of two and the proceeds when to charity, so I’ll try and find out if we’re getting any back in stock.  This just smells delicious, nicer than the actual Shea Body Butter in my opinion and is just so silky and nourishing on my lips.

Cherry ChapStick – I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own a chapstick.  I used these all through my schools years (especially that tingly minty one) and I’ve been using the cherry one for the past few years.  I don’t feel like this particular one is particularly helping my lips, just feels like its putting a seal on top instead of actually restoring moisture, but it smells and tastes gorgeous so I don’t mind.  The balm itself is pink but goes on clear.

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Balm – Sometimes I open this just to smell it, it smells AMAZING and always makes my mouth water.  Smells really similar to Strawberry Hubba Bubba or something along those lines.  I actually really like this lip balm and I especially like to wear this over lipsticks as it gives them a clear sheen as well as putting some moisture back if the lipstick your using is quite dry.  Also you get quite a good sized pot for just £2 which I think is good!

The Body Shop LE Cranberry Joy Lip Balm – This was released along with 2010’s Christmas Cranberry range.  The year before these balms where glossy (which I loved), but this one is more of a cream, which is more moisturizing but means you can’t wear it out as it makes your lips white!  I like to layer this on before bed so no one see’s me wearing it, but so I wake up with soft lips!

Living Nature Manuka Honey Lip Balm – I love anything with honey in it, so I love this lipbalm.  I like the packaging – simple but stylish and the balm itself is lovely.  Its very light, almost like water and not heavy or tacky on the lips, so its perfect to wear at any time of the day, or year.  Again, I like to apply a dab of this on top of lipstick.  It also contains shea and other natural oils and works to seal in moisture to prevent drying or cracking lips, and its in fact made of 100% natural preservatives!  Thumbs up from me. 

The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care – I also really like this balm and its actually quite similar to the Living Nature balm (in price, packaging and formula) although this one is slightly more heavy and tacky, but I still like it.  This is great for sensitive skin and doesn’t have a fragrance. 

Ted Baker Lip Gloss – Definitely more of a lip gloss but I decided to include it here anyway.  This is clear but super tacky so I don’t wear it often, but it does have a great minty, tingly smell/taste.  I like the packaging but its way to sticky for everyday use for me!

Carmex – I LOVE the smell and taste of Carmex Cherry.  I much prefer the squeezey tube to the little pot as its more hygienic .  This works really well on chapped lips, love it!

What’s your favourite lip balm?  Favourite lip balm flavour?

X

16 comments:

  1. I used to love the palmers one! Burt's Bees are currently my favourites. I do agree a girl can never have enough!

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  2. All amazing choices! I love the Palmers one especially - and Body Shop Lip Butter! I found this really nice one for 75p in my local BodyCare & impulse bought it - Body Collection, Velvet Vanilla. Actually really good & smells amazing! xxx

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    xxx

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  3. I've never actually owned a Chapstick! But I love your TBS obsession haha, cuz I have 3 of those Born Lippy's, I love them! :) I really want to try that honey one it looks so pretty :) Have you heard of Lanolips? I wanna try their lipbalm too!

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  4. I've never owned a chapstick! I don't know why, but I never have. I may have to buy one now...
    I have the rose Vaseline, and I love that. Oh, and normal Lypsyl, that works very well, although it doesn't have much of a smell xx

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  5. I am a carmex girl through and through I swear by the stuff. The cherry one is amazing.

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  6. I wear one called Bondi - no idea where I got it from. Just found it lurking in my draw. It smells just like coco butter - delicious and super moisturising.

    Otherwise its LipSmackers Cherry Coke!

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  7. I love lip balms!! this is such a great idea for a post! great job!

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  8. Im a sucker for lip balms got a whole bunch of them, I love carmex x

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  9. Oooo I'm addicted to the cherry Carmex, I think I must eat it because I get through it so fast!

    xxx

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  10. Thanks for the ideas! I really like TBS Vitamin E Lip Balm (the one that smells like vanilla!) and Labello Hydro Care. I'm on a search for a really moisturizing intensive lip treatment as well since my lips are so dry. I'm going to London next week, I definitely have to try the Carmex one then!! And a bunch of other beauty products that I can't get in my country. x

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  11. ooo i love TBS vitamin E one, I must have about 10 of them around my house and in various handbags. have also been using Lush's bubblegum scrub before putting on lipstick which is fab but a bit fiddly
    will have to try the strawberry tbs one though!

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  12. So informative!! very good choices

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  13. AHH C.O. Bigelow glosses are my fav! For sure. You can purchase them from the Co.O. Bigelow website or fromt he Bath and Bodyworks website. I especially love their lemon line and Cinnamint is a close second fav: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/family/index.jsp?view=all&cm_sp=LN-_-Lip-_-C.O.+Bigelow&cp=4090259.4090258.4090273.11228511&categoryId=11477817

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  14. I love cherry lip balms. I'm also a bit cheeky as I'm allergic to strawberry so strawberryt lipbalm is as close to get to ever tasting them, as long as it isn't made with actual strawberry extract that is! I'm a Burt's Bees girl too x

    P.s. I saw this (http://www.glossybox.co.uk/) and thought of you immediately - it reminded me of that nibble box order thingie you blogged about awhile back. I don't know if you already use this but I thought it'd be great for your blogging and trying out new products.

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  15. Have you tried the simple Vaseline pink lip balm? I've heard great things about it!!

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    xoxo

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  16. I am a Graphic designer who has been live Bangladesh and used Lip Balm for many years. It’s protecting our lip. Its quality is a very nice. But its price is very cheap. Not only is it perfectly suited for your own lips, it makes for a wonderful gift as well.

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