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20.12.11

Goodbye Chapped Winter Lips!

Every Winter I end up getting cracked and dry lips from the cold weather, here in windy/freezing/rainy/snowy/apocalyptic Ireland. This year I was determined to finally find a way of preventing and curing my sore lips - and I found a way! Finally..
I'm a complete lip-balm junkie, I go through at least 5/6 tubes of it each Winter alone. I was always hearing Tanya Burr from Pixi2woo on Youtube, going on about Burt's Bees beeswax lip-balms, so I decided to pick one up for myself! I had one in a pot years ago, but I didn't find it did anything spectacular to my lips at the time. I was keen on trying out these ones in the tubes though - I picked one up for around €4, in a pharmacy on Georges St. I didn't mind the price, as a quick glance of the ingredients won me over with amazing shizzle included such as coconut oil and rosemary leaf.
I tried it straight away as my lips were in bits. It soothed them straight away, I could feel the moisturisation working and my lips felt instantly protected from the harsh winds and cold. I was in love! 
I wear this daily now, I'm not really bothering to wear lipstick for work, as it's an effort and sometimes too drying for Winter days. I re-apply this balm constantly, even though it lasts for ages on my lips. It smells delicious; minty and refreshing! 
To get rid of the flaky bits of skin on my lips, I use Lush's yummy Bubblegum lip scrub. I bought this last Christmas, and it's still as good as new! It's a pot of pink flavoured sugar granules, used to exfoliate your lips. I apply the granules to my lips, rub it in softly with my fingers and then use an old toothbrush to brush away the dead skin. What's even better, is that this Bubblegum lip scrub is EDIBLE! After you use it to exfoliate, you can simple lick the remaining sugar off of your lips - it tastes delish! I apply my Burt's Bees balm afterwards, to ensure the moisture locks into my lips.
What's your favourite lip balm?