Battle of the balms


I love December- the chilly mornings, the crispness and the urge to cosy up under a fluffy duvet- it’s the prettiest time of the year. Yet the ever dropping temperature does come with setbacks, sniffly noses and dry skin among the consequences but for me it’s my lips that really bring me problems.

There are thousands of lip balms on the market and admittedly it’s a self-iflicting cycle because the more balm I use, the more problems I then tend to have. However I am a sucker for immediate moisturising relief and therefore use them by the bucket load. So what are the best balms on the high street, I hear you cry. Well look no further as I have compiled the best of the balms in to one simple list. God am I good to you.

  • Carmex Lip Pot, Original (£2.49, Boots). One of the easiest to pick up and undoubtedly my personal favourite, this lip balm does exactly what it says on the tin. Thick, luxurious and amazingly nourishing, your lips will only require the smallest amount of product and it’s non-greasy texture ensures that it lasts, requiring only minimum top-up all day long. Of course like all products out there this beauty does have the odd downside, primarily it’s solid texture and smell. On first application (unless you live in Hawaii of course) this pot requires a little bit of love and attention, in order to soften the thick contents. The fragrance on the other hand is unchangeable (smells like menthol) and sadly something you have to deal with, so if the smell is particularly important to you I suggest trying one of my other lovely options.
  • Balmi Cube (£4.99, Boots). Definitely on the higher end of the lip balm spectrum in price but definitely a nourishing balm. I love the logical design of this product, avoiding the dreaded greasy finger incident. These smell, taste and feel divine and definitely leave your lips feeling lovely and subtle. Yet while I can praise these to the absolute hilt, I sadly won’t claim to justify the cost because there are much more worth the penny products on the market.
  • Vaseline lip therapy (£2.18, Boots). You know the famous saying, if it ain’t broken don’t fix it and I must confess that Vaseline still holds a special place in my heart. It’s the good ol’ stuff that works as a beauty multi tasker and its talents have seen the test of time. Yet still it remains a stellar seller and every so often sees a packaging update. A winner and a bargain at that.

Whats your favourite?


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  • Reply Laura Haley December 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I’m told Vaseline actually dries your lips more so you use more-Carmex is meant to be the best x

    • Reply Kay Page January 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      They all do really, your lips fast become addicted to them. I try to use them for short periods of time.

  • Reply Kay Page February 2, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Yup its good xx

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