This balm is THEE bomb. 3 cheers for Sally Hansen’s Vita-A Lip Line smoother!

Sally Hansen continues to bring me joy. Who is this woman? I must meet her. What if she’s just a brand and not a person? No no. I won’t think like that. Sally Sally Bo Bally is a real person. Just like Hello Kitty and Santa Claus.

But anywhoovers, my gal Sal recently released these funky looking lip balms that I just had to share with y’all.

I know, right? I made the same look when I first saw them! I was so in love with the packaging. Then again, I love when beauty goodies come in see-thru packages.

What in the world is that? It’s Vita-A-Lip Line Smoothers. According to Sally Hansen, these are supposed to help reduce the look of lines. It includes pomegranate and acai to help keep the moisture in the lippies. I can’t say much about the line-reducing thing because I don’t have lines around my lips. *knocks on wood*  These balms are smooth and feel very nice on the lips. They’ve got a bit of a peachy flavor. They don’t taste like Georgia peaches but they also don’t taste like dirt either and that’s always a good attribute to have in a lip balm.

I find that they work really well under lipsticks. You know…because lipsticks can be SO drying. Do they work well on their own? Meh. I didn’t find them to be exceptional. They did well. I couldn’t get much wear time out of them. Then again, I drink A LOT of water throughout the day and most lip products don’t stay on for me through sips.

Careful when applying though. If you bring the balm up too far to apply, you may break it off. Not that I know from experience. Okay, I’m lying. So I broke off one of the sticks. I’d like to say that this isn’t my fault. It can happen to anyone. Never mind that it happened in this video.

So yeah, if you’re in the market for a cool lookin’, sweet smellin’ cheap-y balm, this is a great one. It’s only $4.99 and you can snag it in drugstores.

Have y’all seen these in stores yet?

 

EOS lip balm + giveaway!

I dig nature. Even when it doesn’t dig me. Which is most of the time. Proof of that would be my freaking out when I see bull frogs meeting me at my door step, snakes slithering past me when I lounge on the grass and pelicans trying to eat while I’m chillin’ at the beach. Have you ever seen the mouth of a pelican? They could probably chomp off my head in one bite.

The other day I was taking a stroll outside and y’all will NOT believe what all-natural beauty goodness I found in the trees.

Lip balms=love


Have I told y’all how much I love lip balms? They are such staples for me. And I have them everywhere. In every purse. In my car. In my office. In the medicine cabinet. You won’t catch me anywhere without them. 

Lip balms do something that most glosses and lipsticks can not do…moisturize. And for that, I can appreciate them. Very rarely will you see me applying a gloss or lipstick without having applied a lip balm first. Many moons ago I reviewed MAC’s lip conditioner here. As you can see, I am still faithfully rocking it. But it’s not my favorite.

My favorite would be Korres’ Lip butter in Jasmine.


Oh.mi.goodness. I have been using this paraben-free $10 lip butter for months. And look at that….I still have quite a bit left. I love the way it smells and it feels just divine on the lips. And then there’s Burt’s Bee’s lip balm..

I’ve purchased about 3 of these. For under $3, they aren’t bad at all. Another paraben-free lip balm that delivers but I hate the packaging. It is SO hard to open. But The Merry Hempster’s lip balm isn’t.


This vegan lip balm so rocks! The peppermint flavor lasts for hours as it conditions. You can find more about this brand (sold at Whole Foods) here. They have so many different flavors. Must try them all! When I’m in the mood to be the little bee that I am, I am all over Oyin’s Honeystick.

This is my third tube. I literally ate the first two. Nah, I’m kidding. But aside from loving to support wonderful Jamyla and family, I just love the way the Honeystick feels and tastes. And when I want people to give me the double look and ask “WTF is that?” I pull out this kid.

The organic EOS lip balm in its spherical wonderment just looks cool, uh? One glide and I can conquer both the top and bottom lips at the same time. It is shea butter based and was a gift from Mommy.

Lip balms made it in my Top Products of 2009 video for a good reason. Ain’t nothin’ sexy about chapped lippies. 

Do you wear balms? Which one is your favorite?