holiday essentials: lip balms

best of the balms
best of the balms
best of the balms

1. Carmex Classic moisturising lip balm   2. Rodial Glam Balm LIP*   3. Figs & Rouge balm (Peppermint and Tea tree)*

My lips really suffer during hot weather. They become easily dry and dehydrated and after a day in the sun, I seek salvation from some of my favourite lip balms. During the day, whilst I catch the rays on the beach, I usually protect my lips with Nivea Sun Lip Protect which is brilliant at stopping your lips burning. But once I am back in the shade or wanting to give my lips an overnight treatment, then these are three of my favourite balms.

Carmex is a classic and does exactly what it says on the tin. It moisturises and relieves chapped lips, leaving them smooth and supple in the morning. Rodial Glam Balm LIP is definitely the elite of lip balms. It smells of roses, has a pretty pink tinge and is wonderfully thick and luscious. It is super moisturising whilst giving your lips a rich glossy layer that slowly sinks in, leaving them soft and plumped. Figs & Rouge balm is a brilliant balm to have on the go and a real favourite of mine. The vintage-inspired tin is adorable and the peppermint-laced balm is gorgeous and tingly all at the same time! It sinks into the lips quickly and is also ideal to use on dry skin and cuticles.

What’s your favourite lip balm?

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  1. 25th June 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I don't think I could live without lip balm! I love Figs and Rouge SO much! I really like the look of the Rodial though and you described it so beautiful I now feel compelled to buy it! Thank you! Great review as usual ๐Ÿ™‚

    Helen xxx

  2. 25th June 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Carmex is the BEST!! xx

  3. 25th June 2012 / 6:32 pm

    The rodial one sounds interesting! Id never heard about the brand until recently and just bought one of their candles from debenhams(ยฃ10 down from ยฃ45!) i never use to like carmex but ive been using it a lot lately! xx

  4. 25th June 2012 / 6:51 pm

    Carmex is one of my favourites for applying when I'm on a plane and letting it soak in as I have a little snooze- a definite holiday necessity!x

  5. 25th June 2012 / 7:13 pm

    i love carmex!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 25th June 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Carmex is my absolute favourite- I love the cherry flavour pot. But I'm a sucker for anything rose flavoured so might have to try the Rodial one
    Daniella x

  7. 25th June 2012 / 8:47 pm

    I love carmex, never fails… I recently got a yankee candle lip balm too which is also amazing!!!

  8. 25th June 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Aw, I love lipbalms, specially pharmacy ones, they are so nourishing and smooth, I love the feeling thay they give to my lips ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a nice day xx

  9. 25th June 2012 / 9:05 pm

    I swear by the cherry carmex lip balm with spf15 when I'm on holiday, it's my all time favourite ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  10. 25th June 2012 / 10:10 pm

    I've been wanting to try the Rodial lip balm for ages I've heard nothing but good things about it xxx

  11. 25th June 2012 / 11:17 pm

    I wish I'd subbed to Glossy box a month before so that I'd own a figs & rouge balm! xx

  12. 26th June 2012 / 3:21 am

    Buddha Balm is the best lip balm on the market hands down. Certainly in a different league then Carmex. Try it and you will love it.

  13. 26th June 2012 / 6:41 am

    The Rodial lip balm is on my fantasy wishlist, it sounds lovely. I'm currently using the Figs and Rouge balm from a Glossybox and Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream for when my lips are really dry. x

  14. 26th June 2012 / 7:56 am

    Love Carmex! I especially love the mint version!
    Kat x

  15. 26th June 2012 / 8:34 am

    Will be getting some for my holiday next Saturday! Check out my latest Primark haul!

  16. 26th June 2012 / 8:44 am

    I love Carmex. I ofter use Vaseline but I find it goes from my lips very quickly, and leaves them just as dry.

    Jess x

  17. 26th June 2012 / 1:37 pm

    i love carmex

  18. 26th June 2012 / 1:41 pm

    I've got the pomegranate Figs & Rouge balm and it's the best thing ever! Smells absolutely amazing xx

  19. 26th June 2012 / 7:27 pm

    the figs and rouge one smells divine, I love to wear it and the packaging is so cute and vintage-y too!x

  20. 26th June 2012 / 8:47 pm

    My favourite lip balm is Vaseline, I think it's so handy in the tins, I love the rosy lips one aswell cause it adds a pink tint!


  21. 1st July 2012 / 6:05 pm

    I love carmex, it works amazing! xx