Saturday, August 28, 2010
Let's get BALMED!
Out on the town, swigging the booze, feeling a bit flirty... She's looking your way, man. You've got that swagger down and you beckon her to come closer. Nice clean shave, perfectly coiffed hair, clean pressed shirt, not to mention you just popped a strong breath mint. You're good to go.
Her hand brushes up against your side as you lean in to whisper into her ear. She likes it. And as your eyes come into contact she realizes that this meeting is long overdue. With little hesitation, her lips come forward to caress yours and you lean in to reciprocate...
That razor sharp flake of lip skin has sliced open her pucker and she screams with a fresh wound spurting blood trying desperately to escape your vampiric embrace!
Now you're alone again with only your dry-chapped lips to blame. If only there was some way to keep them from drying out!
Properly moisturized lips will prevail every time. Sometimes, it's really the only thing you need to concern yourself with... besides bathing and clean underwear, of course. But, fear not, you shall not die having never been kissed. Like any other skin concern, you want to first address the problem and then search for the appropriate solution.
If your wallet keeps weighing you down, By Terry can help lighten your load. Boasting a unique blend of Rose Flower Extract and Pastel Oil in combination with familiar emollients like Shea Butter, this luxurious balm will set you back $52. But it's guaranteed to fill in deep lines with it's Hydroskin Complex and Vitamin E, giving you a fuller, more alluring pout. Don't forget the benefit of SPF 15 to keep those two-lips from wilting in the sun.
By Terry Baume De Rose; $52.00
If you're getting bits of steak lodged between those scales on your pucker, you might consider a bit of exfoliating action. Carmex uses Camphor and Salicylic Acid to invigorate the skin, and slough away dead cells, preventing the accumulation of excess skin and that frost-bitten look. Not to mention Menthol and Phenol for a germ-free spit-swapping session. Try the cherry flavor for a shared flavor experience.
Carmex Cherry Lip Balm; $1.49
But you're a manly-man, you say? Roses are for Valentines day and cherries leave you feeling a bit... fruity? Not to worry, Every Man Jack keeps even the burliest of men in kissing condition. This Phalate, Paraben, dye and fragrance FREE formula is packed with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera in a wax base that has a dry texture to seal in moisture without shining under the disco lights. I mean, not that you go to a "disco" per se... Ah, don't hit me!
Every Man Jack Lip Balm(2pack); $5.00
Being a little more secure in my masculinity, I almost always reach for lip products from Alba Skincare. These little tubes are filled to the brim with nutritious ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil and Aloe to keep lips overflowing with moisture without the need for greasy Petrolatum. Almost completely organic, there's no cause for alarm should they be ingested. Take your pick of Passion Fruit, Coconut or Pineapple and expect to get devoured.
Alba Lip Balm; $2.99