Sunday, 4 January 2015

Combatting the Winter Winds


As soon as winter sets in and the weather gets colder and drier, my lips are the first to know and out come the heavy duty lip balms.

One of my favourites for when my lips are in need of a lot of love is Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula. It has a lovely warm scent and- as the name might suggest- it has a buttery texture that means it goes onto the lips very smoothly. Once it's on, it lasts ages but doesn't leave any sticky or heavy residue. It's very moisturising and healing for chapped or dry lips.

The Body Shop Lip Butters have been a long term favourite of mine, owning my first one at 10 years old as the cool kid on the balm block. The two scents I have at the moment are Pink Grapefruit and Mango. Pink grapefruit is one of my favourite smells and has a very crisp, clean, citrus-y scent whereas Mango is slightly sweeter and more fruity. As far as moisture goes, these are great: they last well and tend to do the job of dealing with dry lips. The only problem with these is the whole sticking-your-finger-in palava that leaves you with a sticky (but nice smelling) finger.

The infamous Elizabeth Arden and her 8 Hour Lip Protectant couldn't go without a mention here. Mine is sadly coming to an end after a long life (can't you tell by the retro packaging?!), and will be missed dearly until replaced. I find that this is the ultimate 'quick fixer' to any chapped or dry lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple. Admittedly, it does smell quite medicinal which I'm not a huge fan of- but this is easily overlooked as the balm is so great.

When they first became popular a few years ago or so, I eagerly rushed out to purchase the EOS lip balm in Sweet Mint- and I have not been disappointed. It has quite a strong peppermint scent that is fresh and clean. More recently, I received Lemon Drop as a gift, which has a much sweeter, citrus-y smell that I find nice but a little sickly at times. The staying power of these is average, as is the moisturising ability- but what sets these apart is the shape of the balm: a spherical dome allowing for easy and quick application.

And last -but certainly not least- is the Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm. This is a product that is very hard to fault in my opinion. It smells like honey (obviously), lasts ages, is nice to apply without leaving any sticky or heavy feeling on the lips, and it leaves lips feeling soft and moisturised. I've written more about this in my 2014's Most Loved post if you want to find out more about it: but in short, this is a real winner!

So there you go, a few hundred words dedicated solely to things that make your lips less dry- I must be going balmy (haha, ok I'll stop, step awaaaay from the computer Anna). 

Feel free to leave any opinions, recommendations, questions or thoughts in the comments- I love hearing what you have to say!

xo, Anna

40 comments:

  1. I love using EOS Lip Balms! ^ - ^

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  2. Love Burts Bees! Must try a EOS lip balm x
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    1. It's so great! Yes do, they're really nice hehe x

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  3. I really love the eos lip balms and the burts bees ones

    Wishing you the loveliest 2015 x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  4. I love using the eos lip balms! I got Summer Fruit :) Happy 2015 to you x

    SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE ALICE.

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    1. Ooh my sister has that one, it smells so good! Thank you, you too x

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  5. I've never tried the Body Shop lip butters - actually I've never tried anything from Body Shop at all, haha. Maybe I'll give them a go. I'm not a fan of EOS lip balms, they did nothing for my lips - but thumbs up for cool packaging! :)

    Z. | J. POTTER

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    1. Yes definitely do! I think that the EOS balms are really love them or hate them, and depend quite a lot on how dry your lips get etc. I get what you mean though, they've been so hyped up recently mainly just because of how it looks! x

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  6. really want to try some of these great post! x
    checkout my new blog and let me know what you think :) x
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    1. Thank you! Lovely blog- I really need to get my hands on that origins cleanser that you've mentioned x

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  7. The Palmers lip balm has just the best scent!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Doesn't it just? I love it so much x

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  8. I have the Shea Body Shop lip butter and I agree, it's awesome :)

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  9. The Elizabeth Arden one sounds amazing! :)

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  10. One of my favorite lip balm is Burt's Bees Eucalyptus Mint balm. It works wonders! I used to have the chappiest of chapped lips and it just would NOT go away. UNTIL I used this balm. It was amazing :3

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    1. Ooh I love Minty smells! The Burt's Bees formulas are amazing x

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  11. The Burt's Bees balm is amazing!!
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  12. love the body shop butters, great picks!

    Alice x
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  13. Love these lip balms :) xo

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  14. I also looovvvee the cocoa butter lipbalm! My all time fave and holy grail! Great post! Xxx

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    1. It's amazing, can't believe how good it is! xx

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  15. I've been searching for Burt's bee lip balm, but I still haven't found it yet! I neeeed it! Great post btw, followed you on bloglovin :)

    xx

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    1. Definitely worth looking for! Thank you x

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  16. 'Going balmy' made me laugh so much! Also I love the Palmers one, smells soooooo good. I've nominated you for the Liebster Award by the way! http://clocloset.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-liebster-award.html xoxo

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    1. Haha! The smell is amaaaazing! Aw thank you, will definitely be doing it soon! x

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  17. My lips get so dry in the winter and I end up buying a ton of lip balms haha, probably more than I need! I really want to try the EOS lip balms I've seen so many good reviews about them. :)
    -Paige x
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    1. Me too, I've got them coming out of my ears haha! Yes definitely go, they're really nice :) x

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