With none of that "forever on the hips" nonsense:
This post is about lip balm because if any of you readers are like this Pittsburgh girl you have to be out and about in the city, which means harsh weather conditions and your lips suffer from it. (And last time I checked no one wants to wear lipstick on chapped or cracked lips.) And since I know this is a struggle for me, I figured I would share which lip balms I use, why I use them, and their effectiveness!
First on my list is Blistex Silk & Shine
The reason I feel this lip balm is so effective is because not only does it make your lips smooth and protect them from all weather conditions (it's SPF 15 too!!) it soothes and heals very dry, chapped, or cracked lips and it does it quickly to boot. When my lips are terribly cracked (which happens frequently with these frigid temperatures and wind whipping through the buildings of the city) this is my go-to fast fix lip balm.
Evolution Of Smooth
This section might not be much of a shocker to most of you, due to the fact of this product's growing popularity, but it is incredibly effective and worth every penny-- this next lip balm is Evolution Of Smooth also known as EOS.
I personally am a HUGE fan of this brand, not only does this lip balm have awesome flavors but because in my opinion I feel each flavor does something a little different. Crazy right? Well let me explain!
My favorite flavors actually all come in a 5 pack and every year my dear mother gets me them as a stocking stuffer for Christmas (mum knows best right?) they are as follows:
- Passion Fruit
- Honeysuckle Honeydew
- Strawberry Sorbet
- Summer Fruit
- Sweet Mint
Now this is where I explain why each is different and when I personally think the best time of day to use each are. I suppose this is my "lip balm routine".
First thing in the morning after doing my facial beauty routine and brushing my teeth I either put on the Strawberry Sorbet or Summer Fruit flavor because I feel these two are a great way to start the day due to their sweet and refreshing aromas. To me it's like a little morning pick me up-- until I get my iced coffee.
Then through out the day I use either the Passion Fruit or Honeysuckle Honeydew because these two flavors have very little aroma too them and that makes them perfect for the office. Another perk with these scents are they are practically tasteless therefore while eating my lunch (or during my mid-day Americano run) I can't taste the flavors while eating or drinking. I don't know about you but I can't stand having my food taste like a flavor that it should not be!
Lastly I always use the Sweet Mint right before bed while enjoying some Zen Green Tea, the reason I do this is I find the mint very relaxing. I mean in my book there is nothing more calming than the crisp fresh smell of mint! Also this balm is unique to the others due to the fact it has a nice little tingle after it's applied which is very soothing no matter if your lips are agitated or not! This is the perfect balm for a relaxing evening snuggled in bed with a good read.
Not Feeling These Clear Lip Balms? Then Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm is for You.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm is the perfect combination of color and comfort! While in my opinion, it's not as light and smooth as the others, it still does the trick of keeping your lips moisturized and smooth while adding that perfect pop of color. (Personally I've taken to wearing some of the colors during the day in place of lipstick, saving my bold pouty lips for date night or a night out with the girls!)
The other awesome thing about this lip balm is there is a color for everyone! Burt's Bee's Tinted Lip Balm has eleven colors ranging from light beige to deep sultry reds (my favorite!).
Another cool thing about this brand? Burt's Bees products are 100% natural ingredients.
Princess Cake & Sugar Plum by the themefragrence shop on Etsy
Last but not least is a lip balm that I have not tried but have my eye on and am very, and I mean very tempted to order. The lip balm is from the Etsy seller themefragrence and the two flavors I want to try are Princess Cake and Sugar Plum, but FYI the seller has five stars so that's a good sign right? The seller describes their balms as smooth, non grainy, long lasting and emollient.