My recent lip balm empties! They are great!
I always carry around lip balms in my bag, because who doesn’t like a smooth lip lol? Here are some lip balms that I use on daily basis. They all make my lip super nice and soft. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom
Battle of the balms
Who else hates having dry lips?? I used to own a bunch of lip balms and found they all actually made my lips even drier... later found out this was a marketing scam to make you buy more. My dermatologist recommended using Vaseline on my lips and I have never looked back. Vaseline (petroleum jelly) is great at preventing moisture loss from my lips and keeping them plump. I recently started looking for petrolatum-based balms a bit ~fancier~ than my Vaseline and found these two. Kiehl's - Kiehl's Lip Balm Absolutely love this balm. I have the cranberry and it smells/tastes amazing (not sweet, just subtle flavour) and keeps my lips hydrated. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Bought this because of all the hype and expected to love it more than my Kiehl’s balm but was a little disappointed. While I love the mango scent, the consistency is a bit too thick and is a hard to squeeze out of the tube. They both offer a range of lovely scents and are similarly priced but in my opinion the Kiehl’s balm is the winner!
Here comes the sun ☀️
Some favorites that bring a dose of sunshine to my skin! ☀️ ☀️☀️ bliss - Bright Idea Serum Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum this is a new addition to my routine but I’m digging it so far. It has a great packaging, great texture, and it’s a decent price for the size! Don’t want to comment too much on the effects yet since it’s a new purchase ☀️☀️☀️ Glossier. - Balm Dotcom love this stuff, particularly the mango flavor. It smells so yummy and it has the added bonus of working as a cuticle cream as well! ☀️☀️☀️ SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil used this whole sample, but just didn’t love it for some reason. The oil was super thin, so application wasn’t the easiest. I felt like it left my skin super oily, which I don’t love in the mornings under my makeup. If it was a night product, I may have a different opinion. Won’t be purchasing. ☀️☀️☀️ SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream freakin love this cream. I use it as the last step in my morning routine, and it is the perfect texture cream. Sinks in quickly and really does brighten! ☀️☀️☀️ OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème jury’s still out on this one. At first I really did not like the texture...unlike anything I’ve ever used. Over time, it has grown on me, since it has an opaque look on the skin. Cant tell if it makes a huge difference on my dark circles though. ☀️☀️☀️ SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream love this, duh ☀️☀️☀️ EARTH HARBOR - Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleansing Oil new purchase and I love it already! Smells like sunshine and does a great job for a first cleanse. ☀️☀️☀️ TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 this is great for sun protection, especially because it also blocks blue light. However, it leaves a super shiny tint on my face and pills off if mixed with other products. Not sure I’d buy again.
Love this cult fave!
Glossier Balm Dot Com is a cult classic, and I must say – I’m a convert! This is their mango flavor, which is heavily scented but doesn’t really have a tint. It honestly keeps my lips moisturized for 4-5 hours, which I would consider a win for any lip balm! I don’t really use this balm anywhere else except my lips, but I know others use it on their cuticles, elbows, and any other dry areas! For the price, $12, I do think it is a little pricey, but I’ve started to get mine in the 3 for $30 sets during their black Friday sales, so it’s usually only around $8/balm then! At that price point, I definitely think they’re worth it – they’re so cute and I love having one with me at all times!
(GLOSSIER) CHERRY BALM DOT COM
If you haven’t heard of Glossier. - Balm Dotcom , get on board. The balm dot coms are an Instagram icon that come in many different scents and colors, and are marketed as “a hydrating lip balm packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry, chafed skin.” The first BDC I ever got was probably a solid 6 months ago, and this cherry one has been with me for less than a month. I love BDC, so my boyfriend got me this flavor for part of an anniversary gift. But first off, let’s be honest. Is it basically just Vaseline? Yes, yes it is. Do I care? No, I do not. The whole point of Balm Dot Com is it’s FUN! You pick a scent/color you like and it comes in a cute little tube! Is this a revolutionary, amazing lip balm? No, but it does its job well and keeps the lips pretty hydrated for a couple hours before you have to reapply. The thing I like about this Cherry one specifically, though, is the color. The swatch looks pretty red but blends into the lips quite nicely, leaving them a couple shades darker than they would usually be, but nothing too dramatic. It almost looks like you’re wearing a smidge of lipstick when you first put it on, but it’s pretty. Cherry is probably one of my top 3 favorite flavors. 5/5 stars.
BDC for the win?
Glossier is one of those brands that gets an incredible amount of hype. They have beautiful packaging and a cult following, so most of the time their products get a little inflated. I was totally influenced by instagram to get these, but I am also obsessed with lip balms so that didn’t help. One thing I don’t like about them is that you have to squeeze extremely hard to get product to come out—and if you haven’t used in awhile it is hard lip balm at the end 😖 Therefore one star is knocked off. They smell great, have a thick waxy consistency that is super emollient feeling. It is a skin salve after all, it can be used on your cuticles, dry spots, etc. It isn’t sticky at all. Priced a little high for what it is at $12 for a single, but you can get a pack of 3 for $30. The lasting power isn’t great, but most lip balms aren’t meant to last awhile. It does the job. And they are cute af so I count it as a win. Coconut is probably my fav 🥥🙈 Glossier. - Balm Dotcom
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