Sunday, 15 December 2013
Battle of the balms...
I am a sucker for lip balms. I'll buy them whenever I see them but have only recently finished my first ever pot! Is it just my lip balms that tend to go on a holiday for a couple of months and then just magically re-appear usually after you've repurchased them?!
I couldn't think of a more fitting time for this post what with the freezing weather and winter colds that are spreading quicker than the plague at the moment. These are just some of my favourite lip balms that haven't been too far out of my reach lately...
Cherry Carmex £2 - I LOVE CARMEX! This has been my staple lip balm for years now. If you're not familiar with Carmex, it either comes in liquid or pot form and basically just tingles your lips as you apply it. I can't stand lip glosses that promise to plump up your lips with that tingling element, this is completely different. It's not an unpleasant tingle, it just soothes and moisturises chapped lips. I think the scent is a bit hit and miss...it sort of has a slight chemist-y/menthol scent to it if that makes sense. There are an array of different scents to choose from but cherry is my favourite so far.
Dr Lipp Nipple Balm £11.50 - I think everyone has a little giggle at the name of this excellent product. Unsurprisingly, Nipple Balm is a 100% natural, multipurpose product which can be used on lips, cuticles, eczema and even baby's bums! I only have the sample size at the moment and have used it so many times but there's still lots of product left. You only need to use the tiniest amount as a little really does go a long way. I normally apply this to my lips before bed when they're seriously dried out as I find the thickness of the balm too much to wear in the day. When I wake up in the morning my lips are completely replenished. I will definitely be purchasing the full size when I run out of my little sample!
A-Derma Intense Repair Lip Balm £7.95 - Similar to the Nipple Balm, this is also 100% natural and is made with Rhealba Oat Milk. Again, the formula is thick but it's not unbearable for daytime wear. I usually use this most when I have a cold. I apply it before I start applying my makeup and by the time I've finished applying, it's well and truly moisturised my lips. There isn't really a scent which makes it perfect for both men and women!
Nivea Lip Butter in 'Raspberry Rose' £2.25 - A high ranking product in the beauty world. It's not the most nourishing lip balm out there but oh my god, the scent makes up for that. It just smells exactly like raspberry fruitellas! I like to wear this if I'm not wearing anything else on my lips in the day. It's soothing and isn't sticky as it's a butter formula.
Maybelline Baby Lips in 'Cherry Me' £2.99 Another blogger fave is the oh so hyped Maybelline Baby Lips line. Personally I find the ones that are meant to hydrate/moisturise not to really do much for me. I really like Cherry Me as it leaves a nice tint to your lips and moisturises slightly at the same time. I like to wear this when I can't be bothered but still want to look like I've made a little bit of effort!
I hope you've enjoyed this post. Only TEN more days until Christmas! eeeek!