Sunday, 9 January 2011

My Top 5 Lip Balms

Hey bloggers!

It may be the start of a new year but the cold snap shows no sign of receding! With that in mind it's essential to protect your lips from the cold weather & the ensuing frosty winds. I guarantee I have worn one of these every day since about November! I literally couldn't live without lip balm - I carry one in my handbag daily without fail. Here's my pick of the top 5 winter lip balms (in no particular order)...

Carmex lip balm - £2.59
The holy grail of lip balms, this is a recent addition to my lip balm collection. I'd read a number of beauty bloggers raving about it (namely The Style PA) and with that price tag I thought I couldn't really not try it, could I? I went for the classic pot version in the original smelling formula (they do a cherry version as well now which I imagine is rather tasty!) and I'm not disappointed with it. It's one of my new favourite lip balms; it does the job and keeps my lips definitively non-chapped.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant - £18.00

I hadn't actually planned to buy this one - it came free with an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour set I bought duty-free at the airport (which contained the infamous Skin Protectant as well as the Hand Protectant - both amazing). However it's one of my ultimate favourites now and I especially use it when I'm lazy as it's easier to apply than with your fingers! I wouldn't pay £18 for it, though.

Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin - £3.49
I'm not overly keen on this one but it does do the job. It's just a bit dry & doesn't seem to coat my lips entirely. If you're looking to buy a traditional lip balm - I'd opt for the Carmex one over this one. It has a slight peppermint scent to it as well which I'm not a massive fan of, but I know a lot of people like the Palmers Cocoa Butter peppermint lip balm so this might be up your street... Sorry, Burt :(

The Body Shop Mango Lip Butter - £4.00
This has a different texture to the other lip balms. As the name suggests, it has a buttery/greasy texture so your lips feel really moisturised, almost smothered. I love the mango one, it smells amazing, and I'm looking to try the pink grapefruit one as well... I've heard Kylie Minogue uses it! Well if it's good enough for Kylie... It's definitely one to ask for as a present or buy when it's on offer.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips - £1.89

Saving the best till last, you really can't go wrong with Vaseline! Probably my favourite & it's the cheapest as well. I love this one in the summer as it leaves you with a lovely rosy sheen but I've worn it all through the winter! Now I know the new Cocoa Butter one is on everyone's lips at the moment (excuse the pun) but I really can't justify buying it when I have over half of this one left... Saying that you will probably see a review of it soon when I've succumbed to some crazy offer!

In conclusion, if you're sans lip balm at the moment and your lips are desperately dry and cracked, I'd recommend buying the Carmex lip balm pot. Alternatively if you're looking for a lip balm that's effective and can be doubled as a lip gloss as well - opt for the Vaseline one instead :)

What's your favourite lip balm? Have you tried Vaseline Cocoa Butter?

Let me know what you think :)


Style by Sophia



  1. I don't leave the house without my Rosy Lips vaseline! Speshly in this cold weather! I very rarely buy things from The Body Shop but by the sounds of the mango butter... I'm missing out! It sounds almost good enough to eat!

  2. It is *very* tasty! :) Join The Body Shop Facebook group or check their website because they often have offers like 10% off or free delivery!
    Ahh Vaseline just can't be beaten!!!

  3. i love the body shop ones, they smell devine

  4. I can't do without a lip balm either :) have it everywhere - in all my purses, clutch, bed & dessing mirror. Lol! Mostly prefer strawberry essence.... this a good review Sophia!

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  5. It's definitely a handbag essential! :)