Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Lush Lip Lineup




Me? A lip balm hoarder? Guilty as charged. I can totally justify it though! Lip balms are easy to scatter everywhere so it's always good to keep a few around. Some of these stay in my handbag & some live on my dressing table. I like to be able to top up my lips with a balm no matter where I am at that point in time. I think my obsession started when I was at school & everyone had those horrific little tins of Vaseline. I cringed every time I saw people whip them out & practically told them off if they dared to offer me some. It just coats the lips leaving them even drier in the long run. If you use Vaseline on your lips stop it now or... I'm not sure we can be friends anymore ;) From that point on I made it a personal mission to find a better lip balm & convert my friends. Carmex is still an old favourite of mine because it saved me from the hell of Vaseline. I've gone through countless pots of the stuff but the tube packaging is lot more convenient. It has a lovely texture & that menthol tingle sure is addictive. My mint flavoured Balmi is quite similar but with the added bonus of SPF 15. The little keychain makes this a great one for handbags as you can just hook it onto your keys or a bag strap.

Much like the rest of your face or body, your lips need a little exfoliation before treating them to some moisture. I normally go over them with my toothbrush or a flannel but if they're still a bit flaky then there's no better treatment than one of Lush's lip scrubs. I adore the sugary sweetness of Bubblegum but my favourite has to be the Popcorn one. It tastes like salted caramel & will smooth over even the roughest of pouts. If you're a bit lazy then Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid* will naturally exfoliate & hydrate your lips all at the same time. The combination of creamy whipped lanolin & organic lemon oil is hard to beat. It makes your lips feel absolutely amazing & the fresh lemon scent is truly delicious. Another incredibly yummy product is the Super By Dr. Nicholas Perricone Lush Lips conditioning balm. I think the Super range has been discontinued as you can only find the products in TK Maxx or online now. This uses coconut oil which is renowned for it's hydrating properties. It has a nice buttery texture & over time it definitely makes your lips softer in general. I can't get enough of it's subtle coconut taste & scent. I only hope I can find another pot when mine runs out.

If you've never tried the NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm, what are you doing?! Go buy some pronto. This balm is a staple product for me. Whenever my lips get cracked & start bleeding due to the weather or illness then I can always rely on this stuff to sort them out. I normally reach for the stick during the day, it's a good one to take out with you & it is my go-to base for lipsticks. Unlike most lip balms it has a matte finish so it won't affect whatever you put on top. The pot stays on my nightstand as the texture is a little thicker. I always pop some of this on before bed to keep my lips moisturised overnight. Philosophy's Kiss Me Tonight is another brilliant overnight lip treatment. It makes my lips feel really soft & is very comfortable to wear. This stuff lasts for hours & I rarely have to reapply it. Whenever I use Kiss Me Tonight, it's always still on my lips when I wake up. It works just as well during the day for kissably soft lips 24/7. What's your favourite lip balm?


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16 comments:

  1. This is such an informative post! I swear by Carmex, especially now that they offer scented tubes - the strawberry scent is divine! And Reve de Miel is such a nice texture for a lipbalm, too, and it's great under a heavy lipstick, just because it's so matte.
    I've never used Lanolip, but keep hearing about it - might have to invest! xx

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  2. I love Lush's lip scrubs, honestly can't fault them - the Popcorn one is gorgeous!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  3. Im exactly the same! I own countless lip products and didn’t even realise! I love Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour cream - nothing works as well!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  4. Reve de Miel has to be my favorite balm.
    I also really love the Dior Lip Balm and I adore the Blistex Lip Medex too!
    Lovely post and great picks!
    TarteTanya

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  5. I've never tried the NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm eeek!! I admit it does sound good and I am a lip balm hoarder x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  6. Such an informative post, thank you! I use a nivea lip balm at the moment but will definitely be trying some of these soon xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Nice post! if you ahve to try a lip balm, that is definitely this one ( or the whole range). Really. HIGHLY SOOTHING :-):
    http://mademoisellenature.blogspot.nl/2012/09/did-you-say-soft-lips.html

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  8. I think i need to stop resisting the hype and get on the reve de miel bandwagon! x

    Anna | On The Dressing Table

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  9. My first pot of Reve de Miel arrived today, and I am already in love! My lips get very dry, and I've had a cold recently (they turn my lips into a living hell) so I felt it was time to order it, and I am so glad I did! x

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  10. I had no idea the little vaseline pots weren't good for your lips - though I was beginning to suspect as I've been using it every day for a while now. The only problem is it's the only thing that seems to give me quick relief, I've got a few body shop ones that smell delicious but seem to last about ten minutes. I'll have to look for some of the ones you've recommended!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  11. The balmi balms just look so darn cute! At the moment I'm really liking blistex <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  12. The Nuxe Reve de Miel is fantastic for winter here. I absolutely love it! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  13. For a cheap fix, Blistex Medplus is my go-to, it isn't quite Reve de Miel, but it beats Carmex in my books!

    lillies and lipbalm

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  14. I will try! Thanks
    www.agoprime.it

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