Welcome to this edition of "Things I Love" - and this edition, if you haven't guessed it, is all about something to put on your lips. Which if you're like me, you're incredibly picky about what you may or may not put on your kisser.
For years (and I'm still more or less like this) I wouldn't wear anything other than lip balm. No way. No how. Formal events were the only exception . . . that goes for makeup too. I'm not what you would call a girly-girl when it comes to a beauty regimen. But slowly, in the last few months, I have allowed a few things to slip though my defenses when it comes to lip stuff.
Cover Girl's Outlast Lipstain = the best thing in the world! I don't like lip stick. It goes back to the whole I hate feeling slimy thing. It gives me the willies. Lipstain = vivid color, no slick feeling and it lasts longer than most lipstick (or so I am told). I've got several colors: Pink, Peach, Plum, Red. And I will probably (more than likely) add more to my collection.
You simply can't go wrong with Lip Smacker's Dr. Pepper lip balm. It's a classic. It's sheer with just a hint of color, not to mention that it smells (and tastes) like Dr. Pepper. What could be better? I think even when I'm old and grey I'll be wearing this. I usually have it in my purse (along with Lip Smacker's Pink Lemonade - just in case I want to switch it up). And just in case I want to jump brands I have a tube of Cherry Chap Stick (it's the Disney Nemo special edition).
Okay. First let me say this: Nivea is not Labello. I know they look the same. They're packaged the same. For all I know they are the same. But they're not. Trust me on this. If you've ever had your hands on a tube of Labello I'm sure you agree. Their tag line is: The Lip Balm with Cult Status. 'Nuff said.
When in Europe (the only place I can successfully get my hands on Labello) I tend to purchase a lot and become a squirrel with a walnut - I hoard them. For years it was the only, and I mean the only, thing I would wear on my lips. My poor tube of cherry balm got lots of use. Then Nivea hit the States. I was elated. Thrilled. Then . . . I wasn't. They weren't quite the same. Or, maybe I'm just a snob. If Nivea and Labello are the same, I have one question - why haven't we gotten all the different lines here in the US? What's the hold up?
Hope you enjoyed this edition of "Things I Love."