I have become a huge lip balm junkie lately.
As usual, it all started with Sofia. She suffers from really chapped lips, so I would buy her lip balms so she can throw in her backpack. Well, one balm was usually never enough, as they would get lost or she needed another one to put in her purse or sleepover bag. So, I would always end up throwing an EOS or Baby Lips in the shopping cart whenever I went to CVS as we were going through these quite quickly.
Next thing you know, I was beginning to throw a few in there for me. I don’t know whether I need to drink more water, talk less or if it has just become some sort of oral fixation, but I find myself applying lip balm now 3-4 times a day. At work, I’ll be sitting on a conference call and find myself just rubbing balm on my lips like a zombie.
Not that that is a bad thing. My lips are smooth as butter now and in the recent craze of matte liquid lipsticks, it’s actually a welcome relief to apply an ever soothing balm to you cracked, chapped lips. But this is where the story get’s a little weird.
I recently went to Ulta and was intrigued by a lip balm from Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak. OK, the name. Is that not hilarious? You know I had to buy something from a company called Doctor Lip Bang. My inner, immature, 15 year old immediately thought if this lip balm should actually be used while doing other things with your mouth. You know what I mean…wink, wink.
It claims to be the strongest buzzing lip balm in the whole world and the buzzing is actually transfer proof, so when you smooch your cutie, they could feel this powerful buzz as well. It also claims to be 100% natural, can be used for boys and girls (why is that even a thing these days) and also comes with a caution that it’s not for crybabies.
Damn…my husband is out.
I apply it and it’s a quite powerful cinna-mint smell and taste. I wait for about a good minute, but no buzzing yet. Everyone has a gimmick, I tell you. I feel like I got suckered into buying just a regular, overpriced cinnamon chapstick, when all of a sudden, I feel it. It starts like a hum on your lips. As if you slightly pressed them to your electric toothbrush on a low setting. Then it begins building and the hum turns into a slow buzz, like a mild pins and needle feel when your foot falls asleep and your trying to shake it up, but not unpleasant at all.
Once again, my inner, immature 15 year old kicks in and I start wondering if my lips are about to orgasm.
It is the oddest feeling. The weirder thing is that I wasn’t sure I liked it, but, once again, during one of my many hour long, boring conference calls at work, I find myself mindlessly applying it and enjoying it. Not sure if it’s a replacement for my EOS, but it’s certainly entertaining.
Anyone else have a lip balm recommendation? If so, leave them in the comments below.
Till next time, my friends!