I’ve tried going cold tofurkey. I’ve tried weaning myself off it slowly. But to no avail, my lips crave lip balm at all times. As such, I’m
a bit hopelessly dependent on the stuff and have tried many. The usual balms in rotation (from most favorite to least favorite) include Karite Lips, Hurraw, and The Merry Hempsters.
Lip balm, like so many beauty products, is such a personal thing. N loves the Merry Hempsters, but it’s my least favorite because it’s way too thin and doesn’t last. I, on the other hand, really like Karite Lips while N hates it because it’s on the waxy side which makes it long-lasting for me. Hurraw is in the middle because it’s on the thin side but it’s longer lasting than Merry Hempsters (less than Karite Lips) and it has fun flavors.
However, I recently rediscovered the bestest lip balm ever from the small, local and independent company Crazy Rumors. I waited a month after I bought these to post about them, so I could be certain that this balm is da bomb and it is. It’s not thin, nor super waxy. It’s creamy and goes on super smooth like vegan buttah! And it lasts at least 2-3+ hours even at work where I do more talking than normal (the ultimate test for me).
These smell so delicious that I reapply frequently, even when my lips aren’t dry, because this is probably more socially acceptable than sniffing on a tube of lip balm all day like a crazy person.
My favorite flavors are black cherry soda, cola, and orange creamsicle. Since these are now my numero uno lip balm, they get the privilege of being on my nightstand. And in my purse, my car, my pocket, my drawer at work…