June 21, 2011

Pucker Up

I was blessed/cursed with a prominent set of lips.  Due to this, my mother taught me early on the importance of using lip balm to protect and prevent my lips from getting chapped or cracked.  This also explains my never-ending addiction to try every kind of chapstick, lip balm, and lip gloss out there.  When I was younger, my friends and I were obsessed with Bonnie Bell's Lip Smackers (I preferred Strawberry-Kiwi, my best friend liked Dr. Pepper).  Then I graduated to the Burt's Bees line since it was all natural and supposedly didn't make your lips "addicted" to it.  Since then it has been a mix of Rosebud Salve, Aquaphor, Sephora's Super Shimmer Gloss, and a variety of other random drug-store finds.  A few weeks ago, my friend told me about her two newest lip favorites, which were Korres Lip Butter (#2 below) and Clinique's All About Lips (#3 below).  I immediately went to Sephora to check these out, and ended up leaving with Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter (gives your lips a soft coral tint) and Super by Dr. Perricone.  I have been using Super for about a week now and I must say, it seems to be doing the trick.  It works great as an overnight treatment, as well as something to be worn during the day under lipstick (or even on it's own).  Assuming you all are as lip gloss crazy as me, I have recommended 5 different lip treatments for you to pick and choose from.  Each one offers different ingredients and advantages (i.e. Korres can also be used as a cheek stain; Mark's Big Fix can be used on other dry skin areas such as elbows; etc).  Feel free to provide any feedback you have on these products or one's that I don't have featured.  Nonetheless, be sure to keep those lips nice and hydrated all summer long.  Enoy!

  1. Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone - $20
  2. Korres Lip Butter - $12
  3. Clinique All About Lips - $21.50
  4. Avon mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits Balm - $10
  5. Aquaphor Lip Care - $3.99


  1. I have the same "problem!" One thing that I think is really important for summer is having some kind of SPF in your lip balm. Sunburnt lips are the worst!! I always regret a day spent out in the sun without protection for the puckers.

  2. Such a good point - I am crazy about making sure I have at least spf 30 in my lip balm when I am at the beach. Looks like I have another post to write now!

  3. Um love love that you rememebered my Dr. Pepper Bonnie Bell obsession. XOXO