EOS Holiday 2017

EOS Holiday 2017

What better gift to give this season than some lip and bodycare products that ensure your skin doesn’t dry out? If you’re looking for just that, than EOS has just the thing for you. Let me introduce you to the new limited edition EOS products for Christmas 2017. 

eos christmas holiday 2017 limited edition berry blossom honey apple peppermint cream mocha hand body lotion lip balm

EOS Christmas 2017 collection
Berry Blossom hand & body lotion
Honey Apple, Peppermint Cream & Peppermint Mocha lip bam

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Kiehl’s #1 lip balm & eucalyptus lip relief

Kiehl’s #1 lip balm & eucalyptus lip relief

2016 was definitely the year in which I discovered Kiehl’s as a beauty brand. When browsing one of their stores one day, I spotted these lip balms and I was intrigued enough to pick them up. Especially when a brand markets one of their products as the #1 lip balm then I have to try it. Come winter time my lips become dry and chapped and they can use all the help they can get. Do these lip balms live up to my expectations?

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 Kiehl's Eucalyptus Lip Relief

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Kiehl’s Eucalyptus Lip Relief

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Hema Soft Matt lip balm

Hema Soft Matt lip balm

We’re starting off this week with a long overdue review. The Hema Soft Matt Lip Balms kicked up a storm when they first launched last spring. And for good reason! These lipsticks are a great affordable beauty product and if you ever find yourself near Hema, you have to make sure to pick up at least one of these. I have 4 and a bit Soft Matt Lip Balms to show you. Let’s get to it!

Hema Soft Matt lip balm 02, 03, 06, 07 (& 10)

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Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm

Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm

Winter has finally reached The Netherlands! Well, not exactly where I live, but the northern part got some snow and ice over the past week. And with that colder weather, what better essential to write about than the best lip balm I have found so far. If you are like me and your lips start to crack and flake the minute the weather changes around autumn time, then the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm will be your new best friend.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm

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Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms & lip shimmers

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms & lip shimmers

Not everyone is in favor of wearing, BAM, in your face lip colors. And sometimes, wearing a full on matte lip either doesn’t suit your look, or your lips are too chapped and sore to get away with that. Especially during winter time, my lips suffer from dry patches, which makes wearing bold lipsticks a bit of a pain. So you can imagine my joy when I found that Burt’s Bees does some lip color products that I had never heard of before.

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus & Sweet Violet
Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in Cherry, Rhubarb, Plum & Fig

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Make Up Collection: Lip Balms

Make Up Collection: Lip Balms

I love lip balms. My favorite being Chapstick brand lip balms, but I have many others that I also love and use on a regular basis. Read on to find out which ones I have and which ones I love.

Chapstick: classic, peppermint, medicated, cherry, apple, strawberry

My favorite kind of lip balm is Chapstick. I use this lipbalm every day. I always use Strawberry chapstick before I go out the door in the morning and I always bring the regular chapstick with me to work and wherever I go. It’s not too sticky/oily and it stays on for a long time. Perfect!

Labello/ Nivea: olive & lemon, milk & honey, fruity shine guave, starfruit, apricot cream

Labello (called Nivea in England and the US) also has some great lip balms. I don’t like all of them. The regular one is too thick, but these flavored ones are amazing. I especially like the milk & honey one and the starfruit one has a nice berry color which transfers onto your lips.

Lipsmackers: shimmer (marshmellow), cotton candy, bubble gum, water melon, cherry coke, vanilla sugar pink, raspberry melon

If you love flavored lip balms, then lipsmackers are the way to go. My favorite one is the watermelon one. The consistency of these is really nice: they glide on nicely and moisturize your lips thoroughly.

Burt’s Bees Honey & Burt’s Bees regular, Eyeko Fatbalm in raspberry

Sleek Pout Polish in Powder Pink & Electro Peach

Vaseline Aloe Vera & Rosy Lips, Rose & Co Apothecary Rose Petal & Cherry Kiss

This picture features another of my favorite lip balms: the Vaseline Aloe Vera lip balm. I tend to use this before I go to sleep or during winter when my lips need a bit more attention.

Rosebud salve: original, menthol & eucalyptus, minted rose

My favorite lip balm after chapstick: rosebud salve. Not only can you use this as a lip balm, but you can use this on any dry area on your skin, as it is multi-purpose and very versatile. It is my favorite as it also helps to alleviate itching when I get cold sores.

E.L.F. Candy Shop Cherry Bomb& Melon Mayhem, Carmex

The Body Shop lip butter in lemon & cherry, EOS lip balm in honey suckle

I also really love these, especially the EOS lip balm. It’s a little thin, but it smells heavenly and it does its job.

So there you have it: my lip balm collection. My favorites are chapstick, rosebud salve and vaseline aloe vera.

Q: what’s your favorite lip balm?

Blog Challenge Day 22: An item I don’t leave the house without

Blog Challenge Day 22: An item I don’t leave the house without

The item I dread to forget, the one thing I cannot live without, is Chapstick. I already showed it in my ‘what’s in my bag’ post and it’s the first thing I’ll chuck in my bag when I go anywhere.

My favorite is the regular, classic chapstick. I got my first chapstick back in 2005 when I lived in the US for a little while. I instantly thought it better to be the brand most common here: Labello. Labello is just too greasy, leaves too much of a layer, and therefore lasts 2 seconds on my lips. It also smells rather yucky to me. Chapstick however isn’s as sticky, smells great (not too overpowering) and lasts much longer. I’ve been getting less chipped & cracked lips and my lips are usually silky smooth.

Another great thing about Chapstick are all the different flavors. Who doesn’t remember Katy Perry singing about kissing a girl and tasting her cherry chapstick? Cherry, Strawberry and Peppermint Chapstick are my favorite flavors, but when it comes to other flavors or other lipbalms, I have a few others that I really like too. More on that later.

My savior and holy grail of all chapsticks is, however, Medicated Chapstick. I have a history of getting the worst cold sores known to man. Once I added medicated chapstick to the mix of my regular stuff, the cold sores hurt less and disappeared quicker. So hurrah for that!

Chapstick isn’t the only lipbalm I love. A product I just recently discovered is Rosebud Salve. The only downside of that is that I need to stick my finger in the tin to put it on my lips. When it comes to flavors I have just recently fallen in love with are Lipsmackers. My favorite flavor? Watermelon!

What’s your favorite lipbalm?