I am fiendish when it comes to , lip gloss, lipstick… My lips are perpetually dry while the rest of my face is perpetually oily. Go figure! Anyway, I love lip balm. I probably own a dozen different brands from Avon to the various handmade Etsy delights. The one that I avoid like the plague is Chapstick. That stuff is awful. It has camphor in it which dries out my lips making me apply and re-apply and re-apply. I offered lip balms before and called them Lip Lushes. They were a little too glossy for my personal taste when the goal was to create a “balm” that moisturized without sliding off when you so much as opened your mouth.
Finally, I’ve discovered a lip balm formula that’s not too grainy or too greasy. The key (duh) is not to overheat your ingredients. Anne-Marie over at Brambleberry has a great video tutorial on making your own lip balms. So, I went back to the lab and decided to go with a tube as opposed to the slide tin. The weather is getting warmer, and there’s nothing worse than a pocket or purse oozing with scented lip goo. I also decided to go with the oval-shaped tube instead of the standard tube. If it tips over, it won’t roll away! I really love my labels-a big shout out to my graphic designer (like she works exclusively for me lol) Jen at Studio 71 Designs.
With the launch of a new product comes a new name: Lip Bomb. I don’t really pronounce balm as “ball-m” but “bomb” so why not name it such? Besides, it explodes with scent and flavor. These balms are unsweetened, but the flavors are so intense that your mind thinks they’re sweet. I’ve got the old standbys: peach mango, cherry, cherry cola…but there are also some new additions: chocolate, pear, and almond biscotti. Of course the names are cheeky.I haven't listed them yet because I'm still playing with the finish of the labels: I'm torn between solid white (which I did not photograph) and this "sheer" finish. I'm loving my new lippies!