Monday, February 8, 2010

Pucker Up- Lip Balms To Keep Your Lips Kissably Soft

With Valentines Day right around the corner, I'm prepared to write a week's worth of "love" related topics. I may be single... but I LOVE Love.

Who doesn't love a good smooch or a snog?
If you don't.... I would practice kissing more... because either the person you're kissing is a bad kisser.... or perhaps you are not the good kisser.  O_O

Don't worry... with practice, I believe everyone (or at least 80% of people) can be a good kisser.

Before kissing another person...there's a few things you want to think about:
1. Make sure you don't have bad breath- Watch what you're eating and pop a breath mint/gum into your mouth.  It's just common courtesy  ;)
2. Make sure your lips aren't dry, flaky, chapped.
3. Have fun!

If you have dry flaky lips, you want to make sure to exfoliate them.
- A quick easy tip to keep them soft and smooth is to brush them with a dry toothbrush.
- A Medium or Hard-Bristled brush probably works best to exfoliate (Don't use these for your teeth... a Soft Brush is best), but a soft brush will also work.

Lip Balms come in soooo many forms and varieties.  Here are my favorites:

Burt's Beeswax - I've used these probably since High School.  They are much more readily available now (they sell them at most drugstores now) than when I started using it. They come in stick and jar form. I prefer the stick.  This is basic standard of lip balms.  Like chapstick... but not as waxy.
I even got my ex to use this (and he never used anything!)

Soft Lips- I've used this since they first came out.  It's a good basic lip balm that comes in a variety of flavors (although it doesn't really have a taste).  It has a bit of a tingly feel to it and has SPF 20.  The thing I like best about this is the packaging. It comes in a small thin tube (about the size of your middle finger).

Rosebud Salve (C.O. Bigelow, Smith's)-  I always used to use the C.O. Bigelow for years, but since they changed the packaging, I decided to try out the Smith's when it came out with the "Three Lavish Layers" set at Sephora (Strawberry, Rosebud, Minted Rose).  I like both, but I do like how there are different flavors of the Smith's. I like the Strawberry best.

Blistex Silk and Shine-  This is a great lip balm. I've used this for years. It has a nice soft scent, it leaves your lips soft, and it lasts forever.  It also has SPF 15 which is a plus.

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine:  I carry this in my purse.  It's great when my lips are extra dry and I want a glossy look. It contains menthol, so it gives a tingly feeling (which I love). They come in a lot of varieties- I have the original and Cinnamint.

Carmex- I don't use this, but I have tried it and a lot of people get addicted to it. It's a mentholated lip balm and will leave your lips tingly.  I think it's good for people that have extremely dry lips. It's also said to help relieve cold sores. You can find at drugstores for pretty cheap.

     I hope you find these lip balms as useful as I do~*

So Find a cute boy/girl to kiss, Keep your lips soft, and Stay away from the Garlic Bread  ;)

*~ Have a Beautiful Day! ~*


  1. my lips got really disgusting so I started using YUBE on my lips~ it worked wonders!

    But I typically use the blistex line~

  2. I actually do use the Yube, but it's fairly new and i just went with my old standards. have u tried the yube on the face yet? let me know... i'm curious...