Lip Service

Whether you're a lipstick or a lipgloss girl, they're not going to look as good on you if you don't take care of your lips. Sometimes you need a bit of lip service, the time you take out of your day pre or post skincare. These scrubs, balms and butters will have you set..

EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet-These lipbalms have shot to fame recently thanks to Miley Cyrus, but they were popular among beauty lovers long before then. They're 95% organic and formulated with completely natural ingredients, no petrolatum here! They're simple, fuss-free and keep your lips hydrated and smooth.

Korres Lip Butters in Jasmine and Pomegranate-I've mentioned Korres here before so if you've been reading my blog a while you'll know I love these. Both are deliciously scented and deposit a hint of tint to the lips, perfect for lazy makeup days or a quick outing to the local shops. They're also great lipstick bases. Apply this whilst doing your makeup and when you get to putting lipstick on, it'll glide onto the lips. You'll also have hydrated lips and will find matte lipsticks don't feel as drying on your lips. Wins all round.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish-Lip scrubs are heavy duty so unless your lips are pretty dry it's best not to use them too frequently. I tend to use this polish at least once or twice a week. This smells divine, like lemon and sugar. Unlike traditional lip scrubs this isn't chunky, and applies like more of a gel to the lips. You rinse this off and apply a lip balm or butter over the top. If you're planning on wearing a matte lip product the next day, using a scrub to prep your lips is essential.

Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss-Again, another lip product that smells delightful. Pictured is the American version of this product which Hannah kindly sent me, but you can get this one in New Zealand also. This is creamy, and a bit thicker than most lip butters so it's best to apply this at night. Again, if your lips are particularly dry or damaged, this will be perfect to keep them moisturised and smooth.

Lush Santa's Kiss Lip Scrub, limited edition-I feel mean for featuring this, especially as it was limited edition-sorry folks! In my opinion though, it is one of Lush's best lip scrubs. Like the Fresh lip polish this has more of a gel feel to it. Its scent reminds me of coke bottle lollies, nom! Again, this is great if you favour a matte lip, but also if your lips are in need of some TLC. 

Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm-I've tried many a lip balm over the years, including countless Lip Smackers-but none of them come close to this offering. This lightly scented rose balm applies creamily and then dries matte on your lips. It isn't drying and leaves your lips so smooth and conditioned. It works well on any stubborn dry patches as well. Yes, this is more costly but it is worth the splurge.

Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit-This was another treat Hannah included in my package (thanks Hannah!) and I love it. Again, it is deliciously scented (noticing a theme here?) and is one of those products I often find myself throwing into my bag when I'm heading out or sitting on my desk to apply to my lips during the day.

*Have you tried any of these lip products? Which are your favourites?


  1. i love nivea lip balm :)


    1. Me too! Their lip butters in particular are fantastic but the chapstick ones are great also.