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Monday, September 26, 2011

Lip Balms That Are Worth Trying!!

Hey Peeps!! As I've mentioned a few times, I am a gloss JUNKIE! I love it wayyyyy more than I ever could love lipstick, and maybe one day that'll change, but for now I'm happy with it. Well, recently I've gotten into the "lip balm" phase because almost all of my glosses are colored or shimmery or something! Sometimes I want my lips to be hydrated when I'm just at home hanging out, or even about to go to bed and that's where these lip balms come into play. Now, I am not, nor will I ever be, a Carmex fan! *BLEH* I just don't like how it tastes, I think it gets too much hype from ladies and I think its a man product. AGAIN, those are my thoughts! Don't curse me out if you love it, what doesn't work for me may be a HG item for you and more power to you! I've collected a few mentionable lip balms that I think are worth trying out if you're on the market for a new one!!!


Here they all are!

  1. EOS "Smooth Sphere" Lip balm in Summer Fruit- I really like this lip balm. Although, it wasn't my favorite at first, I find myself reaching for it more and more! It goes on clear, and it has a watermelon, mango, and lemon scent! They really hit the nail on the head with the name. It tastes very good, which is always something I'm looking for. The shea butter and jojoba oil in it keeps my lips very smooth and hydrated. EOS is a 95% organic and 100% natural product, its also Paraben free. It doesn't have SPF in it, so be weary of this. All in all, I'd buy this one again! [These are available at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, and Drugstore.com]
  2. Burt's Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter- I actually picked this up because I'd thought I lost #3. I thought it would have a colored tint to it, but it is clear. It smells exactly like Mangoes! Scientists really amaze me with how closely they make something smell like a certain item! This doesn't have that much of a taste, but there is a semi-sweet flavor when it's on your lips. The beeswax in this lip balm makes it glide on smoothly, and you can wear it alone without feeling like you need anything extra. Burt's Bees is 100% natural and Paraben free. No SPF in this lip balm. This has sky rocketed into being my number one! [These are available at CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Drugstore.com, and local pharmacies]
  3. Nivea "A Kiss of Milk & Honey" - I picked this up from a referral on YouTube. It's clear and it smells like vanilla and honey. It's one of those scents that you could sit and sniff forever without it being too sweet and making you sick! It goes on the lips a tad bit thicker than the other brands so it's perfect for moisturizing overnight [my use]. This balm has hardly any flavor to it, which is okay because the "non flavor" isn't bad tasting...if that makes any sense. Of course from the name you know it has milk protein and honey in it along with Jojoba and Grapeseed oils. This product does not state that it is Paraben free or organic in any way. It also does not have any SPF. [These are available at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, and Drugstore.com]  
  4. Burt's Bees 100% Natural Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry- This balm came packaged together with #2 so I initially thought it was tinted but, bummer for me, it's clear. It smells like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and any other berry you could think of! I'm not sure what an Acai berry smells like, but I'm pretty sure they captured it! It has the same semi-sweet flavor of #2. This is a rejuvenating balm so it has vitamins A, C, D, and E, along with antioxidants and moisturizing Omega Oils. As I said before, Burt's Bees is 100% natural and Paraben free but, again, there's no SPF in this lip balm. [These are available at CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Drugstore.com, and local pharmacies]
  5. Wet N Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmer in Maple & #6, Cinnamon- I'm going to combine both of these. I picked these up at Walgreen's while shopping during their recent sales. Let me start off by saying these are much more opaque than I expected them to be! I guess looking back, they never really actually say "tint" on them, but that's what I categorized them as when I bought them. Until I put them on.....WOW! You'll see what I mean in the swatches below. Maple is a little uneven and patchy when I was putting it on my lips, but once you get enough on, rub it with your finger and it becomes even. It's a peachy-corally color with a teeny tiny bit of shimmer. I personally think it's too bright for me to wear alone, but I will probably pair it with a gloss so it can sheer out some. Cinnamon is an In Your Face bright burgundy red! It goes on smoothly and almost as opaque as a lipstick. I have never been more shocked with how pigmented these Shimmers are! I personally don't think of Cinnamon as having a shimmer, it's just really glossy. Both of the shimmers smell like mint and, ultimately, taste like it too. These say that they are approved by the Natural Products Association. There is no SPF in these either.[These are available at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Winn Dixie]
    7.  Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment- This is my only High          End lip balm. I got a mini version of this in a kit I ordered from        Sephora. This is my first balm purchased out of all 7. It is the            "greasiest" of the bunch, but it isn't too oily feeling on the lips.          It still feels like its gonna stick and moisturize like it's supposed          to. It smells like lipstick and has virtually no taste to it. It has a         slight pink tint on the lips. This product is Paraben, Sulfate,          Petroleum, and Synthetic Dye free. It also is the only one in          this group  that has a SPF of 15 to protect again UVA/UVB          rays. I would buy this again, but only in the mini size because           at $22.50, I don't think the full size is worth it. [This is available         at Sephora stores, Sephora.com and fresh.com]


SWATCH TIME!

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with flash


WnW Maple

WnW Cinnamon

Fresh Rose
I hope you found out about some good alternatives and new favorites from this post! My favorites are #2 & 3, what are yours? What are your Holy Grail lip balms?

*MWAH!*

2 comments:

BreezeyBee said...

wow, there is alot i wana try!
i really want the EOS and burts bees balm, i knew nivea would be in there somewhere lol, its awesome, even though i was surprised good oll vaseline wasnt featured

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inHERshoes said...

i picked up two EOS egg-shaped balms but i forgot the nivea! GAAAHHHH