Hey there, bow friends!
I have been having a major lip crisis this summer for some reason. Once the weather got steamy, my lips reacted as if I lived in the desert. They were constantly dry and flakey. Because of my sahara lips, I have been delving into the products I use to get them back to their smooth selves. There is one product I’m mentioning that is a disappointing product for me and I thought I’d give you my thoughts on it (Can you guess which one it is?). I’m going to talk about these in the order of how bad my lips have to be for me to use them.
- Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm – Let me start by saying I know there’s something in carmex that isn’t good for you. I almost think it’s addictive. I think this is a little tube of sorcery as it sorts out my lips when they are at their worst. I’m talking peeling and bleeding (TMI? I think so, but honesty is honesty.). It rehydrates them and in my mind it forms a kind of liquid bandaid. I don’t really know. Magic.
- Blistex Lip Medex Lip Protectant – I’ve mentioned this product in the past and am still loving it. When my lips are all cracky, I’ll slide some of this on before bed. My lips are always more hydrated when I wake up and feel as if they have healed.
- Seascape Island Apothecary Peppermint Lip Balm – I did a review of this jar of wonder earlier this year and I am still in love with it. This performs as what I would call a lip treatment/balm oil. It softens my lips after already being deep treated by the blistex or carmex. I love the peppermint scent as it smells like true peppermint. If you can get your hands on this, do it. Do it now.
- Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment – I got this mini in a sephora birthday freebie last year and have been trying to use it sparingly as the full size is $22.50 (*faints*). If my lips are feeling like they need some kind of special treatment, I’ll use a bit of this. It nourishes my lips and protects them too with SPF 15.
- Maybelline Baby Lips in 10 Peppermint – Can’t get your hands on the Seascape lip balm? Opt for this one. The one pictured is actually my second tube as I’ve used an entire tube already. This is the lip balm I keep in my backpack or my purse for on the go lip care. The peppermint scent is definitely artificial, but it’s a pretty great drugstore dupe for the Seascape balm as far as performance. It’s not such an oil feeling, but it feels smooth and glossy on. This has an SPF 20, which was one of the things the Seascape one was lacking. I liked the old packaging as the font and everything was printed on the plastic rather than a sticker, but I love it nonetheless. And for $2.97, how could you go wrong?
- EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit – You have made it to the disappointing product! I think this might be a controversial one. I find with eos lip balms, I hate them in the beginning, like them better toward the middle, and hate them toward the end. I have only broken through the beginning of this one and I can’t force myself to love it no matter how cute it is. The one thing about this one is that it smells of peaches. I literally keep this around just to smell it sometimes. I find my lips just feel grimey and nasty when I apply this. Completely undesirable texture. It’s funny because I love some of eos’s other products like the shaving cream, but that’s a post for another day.
I hope this is helpful to someone out there who is experiencing the same lip tragedy as I am. I recommend using a daily lip balm with SPF as I think the reason I’m having terrible lip luck is because they might have been sunburned. Who knows.
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A big thanks to all of you for being apart of Beaus and Bows and making that giveaway happen! I love you very much. Have a great weekend and we shall talk soon!
-Tara Joy ❤