Saturday, November 3, 2012

Battle of the Lip Balms!


I'm a huge lip balm junkie! My lips get very dry to the point it peels at times so I always love discovering and trying new lip balms. I can never have enough ;) I have been using these lip balms for the past few months and here's what I think of them.


This one is the Shea Terra Banana Baobabs organic shea lip butter ($4.00) I got this as I was ordering their mini whipped shea butters, which I absolutely adore. I really needed a new lip balm so I decided to try it, since its only $4. I love how they use all natural ingredients for their products, free of chemicals. When I started to use this, I loved it! It gave me natural shine and moisturized my lips really well and it smells like banana cream pie just like their banana whipped butter! It also tastes good when you accidentally lick your lips, pretty sweet. The bad thing was that after I used it numerous times, I started to see and feel little grains in the formula on my lips. It just didn't feel that well, it was bumpy applying it on. So it gave an uneven amount on my lips, where I would have to go over my lips again to add more. I'm guessing its a part of their ingredients, maybe sugar bits? It still moisturizes my lips really well, I just also wished it also had some SPF since my lips can get dark easily by the sun! I give this one a 3.5 out of 5 stars.



This next one is the Burt's Bees replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil ($3.00) and I got this because I wanted a lip balm with a tint of color. After using this I realized it didn't give much color on my lips, it is barely a tint. It just emphasizes your natural lip color a very tiny bit. I love how it is very moisturizing and makes my lips feel soft, although it doesn't last very long. You will definitely have to reapply. I'm also not a fan of the smell, it smells like a pretty strong pomegranate smell. I'm still on a search for the perfect tinted lip balm! I give this one 3 out of 5 stars.


I got this Sugar lip treatment by Fresh ($22.50) from Sephora as a birthday gift from them! I have to say this the most LONG lasting lip balm I ever tried, its super hydrating and leaves a nice shine. It still makes your lips soft long after using it, this treats dry chapped lips for sure. I also love that it has SPF 15 and very cool design for the product but it takes a bit longer to close it since it has a screw on cap. The negative part is that it is really pricey, I would not pay that much for a lip balm I'm sorry but I loved trying it! It works really great but the other thing is I do not like is the smell. It has a very strong citrus/lemon scent. Don't be fooled by the sugar label, lol I thought it would end up smelling like brown sugar but it doesn't. I give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars.


Got this Nivea, a kiss of milk and honey lip balm from target ($2.99) and I think this one is my most favorite! I love this best compared to the others before I apply my lipstick or lipgloss, it is very moisturizing for a good price. It will last well under a lipstick, you will have to still reapply when you wear it alone but I think it is worth it! It makes my lips feel very soft and what I love most is that it doesn't have a strong scent! It smells amazing, exactly like milk and honey and it doesn't taste bad when you accidentally lick it. I noticed my lips are less chapped and stopped peeling with this! I would recommend this for a drugstore brand, DO NOT get the regular chapstick brands there is research that it does nothing to your lips! Just letting you know that it makes your lips worse, so for just $2 more dollars you can get this and it will do its job to prevent chapped lips. I give this 5 stars.


Last one is the EOS lip balm in mint ($3.00), and this is many peoples favorites! But this is my 2nd favorite for a drugstore brand :) I love the way this balm works, it also does the job. It moisturizes and makes your lips feel really smooth. You still have to reapply but I love the mint flavor because it makes me feel fresh and it is not a annoying scent. I also use this before applying lipsticks. I used this up pretty fast, I like how it is easy to apply with its dome design but the only bad thing is that it is pretty bulky and big so you cannot keep it in your pocket. I carry this whenever I have a bag since you also cannot put it in a clutch. I give this 4 out of 5 stars.

So anyone have any lip balm favorites? I'm always on the search for new ones! I love lip balms especially if they are not too expensive and prevents my lips from peeling or bleed from chapping. I love it when they also have a tolerable delicious scent! SPF is also a plus. The ones I have my eye on next is...

This Korres lip butter retails for $12.00 from Sephora and its supposed to have a peach tint, I definitely need to try this. So on my wishlist and it says its a mango scent/flavor! What a perfect match for me, we shall see. It is a lil pricey but it sounds like a really good product especially for a lip tint. I heard about it from Fleurdeforce's youtube, one of her faves.

I also been wanting to try this, it is the Rosebud strawberry lip balm and moisturizer ($7.00) from Sephora. It's supposed it make your lips feel like silk. And I love strawberry scents, so this is another eye candy for me.

Hope all you lovelies have a great and relaxing weekend! I'm excited that I'm almost at 100 followers, thank you all!! <3

Xo,

Denise Anne


45 comments:

  1. I like the Nivea one! I also like the Neutrogena ones as well.. lol. I used Jack Black for a while, but it's so expensive :(

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    1. Nice! I heard great things about the Jack Black one but yea it is pricey so haven't got the chance to try it yet! Maybe I'll try the neutrogena ones ;)

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  2. My all time favorite is the RoseBud salve<3 It smells divine & it's like butter on my lips~

    Great post!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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    1. Sounds good! It's next on my list! Thanks lovely :)

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  4. I bought the one of neutrogena yesterday, think it's very good! Do you know the brand? Would you like following one another?
    xx
    eve

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  5. i still did not find my fave lip balm, always changing
    following you hope you will follow back
    I LOVE SHOPPING

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    1. Oh thats true, its always changing for me too! Followed back :)

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  6. I love lip balms too! Nivea one is very good :)
    I wish I could find the other ones here ;/

    andreadxo

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    1. Yea I can never have enough! Aw maybe try online shopping? Like Amazon :)

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  7. wow, this just gave me ideas of a new lip balm that i should buy :)

    Want to follow each other?
    already following you
    Brigita r.
    indie-somnium.blogspot.com

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  8. so many great lip balms ! thank You so much Dear :) followed back :)

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  9. Oh, I thought the Burt's Bees one would perform better - everyone seems to rave about it~
    My lips are quite dry too - right now I really like the Baby Lips balms from Maybelline :)

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    1. I tried baby lips too but the tinted one, maybe I need to try the original one, that tinted one didnt work much for me. I have always used the original burts bees but I realized EOS for me works better :)

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  10. I don't know why, but I've never had a good experience with the EOS balm :/ I always prefer Burt Bees over it. Although, now this post is making me want to try the Sugar lip balm!

    -Monica
    http://lemonpetit.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw really? I was obsessed with the original burts bees but realized I liked the EOS one better. The Sugar one does work the best, just pricey!

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  11. Thanks for this post, I'm obsessed with lip balms too. haha xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. hey lovely! amazing blog you have here.. i loved your post!

    check me out.. elliebeaa.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks dear! Love your blog, following you now :)

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  13. Hello I found your blog on the Meet Me on the Bright Side Blog Hop. Great post! I have the Korres lip butter and think its ok.... I dont think I would buy it again.

    http://www.allaboutthejoy.com

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    1. Thanks dear! Well thanks for your feed back! Following you :)

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  14. wow I love lip balms especially those which taste and smell like strawberries :) would you like to follow each other :) just let me know:)xo xo xo

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    1. Guilty pleasure! Following you now :)

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    2. followed back :) thank you I'm so happy :) Kisses :*

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  15. Hi there! I love your blog! I am now following back from my Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop. thanks so much for joining in! I personally really love the Burts Bees Pomegranate one you mentioned above. I got it in a Burts Bees set a while back and am still using it. i also really like the Yes to Carrots lip balm. Great post, I look forward to reading along :)
    -Kristin
    meetmeonthebrightside.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! You have an amazing blog! I used to love Burt's Bees too, since high school but maybe I needed something new. But thats good it still works for you!:) Keep in touch, Xo

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  16. I am a huge lip balm junkie too! I usually go after the minty ones because they feel so refreshing. I don't have a favorite, but I can say that the Rosebud one is amazing. You should try the tube form instead :-) I loved it! The smell is just so delicious (It's smell so good!)

    - Sally :)
    www.esohlee.com

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    1. Yes, I agree! I will take your advice, thanks dear! :) I love good smelling lip balms!

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  17. visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  18. Great post ! Would love to try the EOS lip balms, haven't found them where I live though :/.
    <3

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  19. I want the last one!! I love strawberry! keep in touch dear:)) happy week!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  20. Great post! I want to try the Nivea and EOS! :D

    ~Gen
    www.genzelkisses.com

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  21. the eos lipbalm looks pretty! after reading your post, it makes me want to go out and buy one :)

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  22. hi, nice post, I liked

    we follow the one to the other?

    http://losviajesysibaritismosdeauroraboreal.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. I swear I did the exact same post last year. I find posts like this great because i love finding what others love, and you can get a better picture how certain products compared to eachother. I love the rosebud minted rose lip balm. So definitely try the strawberry one!

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  24. I love the co bigelow mint balms since they're moisturizing and smell good, but they kinda cross over into gloss territory if you apply a lot. I also looove the original baby lips with no color. It works great and isn't greasy at all!

    Bijou-minou.blogspot.com

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