Friday, 15 June 2012

Make Up Collection Part One: Lip Balms

Hi lovelies, I am going to do a series of blog posts on my make-up collection, as it has been requested. As I haven't got a humongous collection, I thought I would split it into sections.
As you can see, this is the lip balm collection post. Most people would wonder why on earth you have a collection of lip balms? But I am a self-confessed lip balm hoarder and tend to pick up lip balms everywhere I go. 

The storage I use to store the majority of my make-up is a desk organiser from WH Smith. This is a single draw which stores the majority of my lip balms. I do have a few random lip balms on-top of these hiding in my room somewhere, but I can't find them!




Firstly, I have three Nivea Pearly Shine lip balms. These are one of my favourite lip balms, as they are slightly pink tinted, and are really affordable and they smell lovely. I have another of these in my handbag also, I am a little obsessed! I also have the Nivea Essential Care lip balm, which is a clear, standard lip balm. I get my Nivea lip balms from Superdrug and Boots, but I have seen the Essential Care lip balm in Poundland, so very inexpensive.


Next, I have the blogger's holy grail lip balms. They are raved about a lot on beauty blogs, and I must admit they are a love of mine too. I have used Carmex for years, and this Cherry flavoured lip balm is no exception. It smells and tastes just like cherries, is very moisturising on the lips, and also has SPF 15 which is good in the Summer months. I am not the biggest fan of the tube applicator, and much prefer the tub, but I couldn't find the Cherry carmex in tub form when I brought it.
As well as Carmex, I have the well loved Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula. I am not the biggest fan of the consistentancy, as I find it a little 'bitty' - but it is very moisturising.
You can get these products from most Grocery Stores and Drugstores.


These two little cuties were feautured on my blog recently, which you can see here. They are lovely little lip balms which are slightly scented, which I picked up from Home Bargains for a bargainalicious price tag of 49p each! 



Here are the two current tub lip balms I have, which are Superdrug's Little Pink Tin (which I obviously brought for the colour pink :D) and The I love... Strawberries & Milkshake Glossy Lip Balm. 
I have a love//hate relationship with these tins. They are basically Superdrug's own 'Vaseline' tubs. I love that it is SPF 15, and love that it can be used on skin and hair, but my only hate is that I can never open the tin!! 
I keep it at home with the tin constantly open, because I had it for about 3 months without being able to get into it.
I'll be honest, I only brought the second tub because of the gorgeous scent! It is surprisingly absolutely lovely on the lips too, and looks great with or without lipstick. I picked mine up from Superdrug, but I am sure you can get these products from Grocery Stores and other drugstores.


I think every girl loves a Lip Smackers lip balm, and with Primark, Topshop and Claires Accessories selling them from as little as £1 each, there is more reason to pick one up at the counter. I have the original Coca Cola lip balm, along with Fanta Orange and Sprite. They are slightly scented, and do just the job for the price. The Fanta balm, especially tastes very sweet and tangy! I've noticed they have started selling the Dr Pepper lip balm which I am yet to try! They also sell different varieties of Coca Cola and Fanta flavours such as cherry and vanilla, and have also started selling sets of lip balms and lip glosses in these 'drink' flavours, so I'm sure I will pick some up soon.


My lovely mother brought me this set of 5 'sweetie' lip balms a while back, which you can see above. They are all very scented and just lovely to have in your bag, my favourite is the Refreshers lip balm, it reminds me of being at School! I'm not sure where you can pick these up from as they were a gift, I'm afraid.

A lot of people don't understand why I get so excited with lip balms, and I'm not sure why either, I just love them. I know my collection may seem small to some, or way too much to others, but lip balms are an essential item I use several times daily, so I do get good use out of them, and they don't really break the bank.

What is your favourite lip balm?
What lip balm would you suggest me trying?

xxxxxxx

18 comments:

  1. I love lip balms too! This makes me want to do posts on my make-up collection :) x

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    1. glad its not just me :)
      do it!! :D I'd love to see
      x

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  2. I love the pepsi balms, they are really vute!
    Now following you :)

    Tia

    xxx

    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks lovely!! :)

      Me too I am obsessed ! xxx

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  3. I love lip balms too, prefer them over lipgloss any day!

    By the way I'm holding a giveaway where you can win a cute little pendant and 2 Barry M nail polishes...check it out...

    http://fashion-nerdette.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/celebrating-over-200-followers-giveaway.html

    xx

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    1. Will do hun :)
      and me too, I'm not much of a lipgloss fan but I do love mylip balms! xxx

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  4. I love lipbalms too! Totally have a lipbalm over a lipgloss!
    I've just used up all of my Nivea Essential Care balm, didn't know you could get them in Poundland, will definitely have a look!
    Superdrug also do a nice one, I can't remember what it's called but it's in a thin pink tube and it's one of the best ones I've used!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay - me too :D

      Yeah definitely have a look, I've seen it in there a few times, not every time though so keep looking!
      Ooo is it Superdrugs own lip balm? I'll have a nosey on their site thank you :) xxx

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  5. My collection is rapidly growing to around this size too haha. i lose them, buy more, find the originals, lose the replacements, buy more replacements to replace the lost replacements.. you catch my drift! haha. always loved the Nivea Pearl Shine one from back in my school days :)

    Jesslorenx.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Haha I get you, this is me all over too!
      Me too, I love it :) I used to use both strawberry lipsmackers and nivea pearl shine at School! xx

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  6. I really like Rosebud. I think you can get it from Sephora. Wow. I am thoroughly impressed with your collection. You store them so neatly too. Double kudos!

    Cheap Makeup Reviews
    Seattle Beauty Fashion Blog

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    1. thanks hunni, I don't think I can get them over here in the UK :(
      Aww thanks hun haha, yep I am very OCD with my lip balms! x

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  7. Wowee! What a collection, I'm really loving the Revlon Lip Butter's at the moment, they're like a lipstick but just as moisturising as a lip balm :)

    Lucy x

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    1. thanks lovely, I am yet to try them, definitely going to though! x

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  8. What a cute collection, I don't own any balms for some reason! I need to try the Revlon balms!
    I just followed, follow back?
    I'd really appreciate it <3
    http://www.ashleythefashionguru.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww bless you, its what you prefer though isn't it! I'm not much of a lip gloss girl myself but obsessed with lipstick and lip balm!

      Me either hun I really need to, and yes off course :) x

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