Never a Dull Moment

Unpacking continues, apparently. I went to put these on:

I hadn’t worn these in a long time, had a horseriding injury, couldn’t get around but for FitFlop technology, and lately, as long as I don’t have to trek for miles, I can wear some of my lovely, lovely footwear again. These are Lucky brand, and they are just covered in buckles, and I love them.

I stuck in my foot, and something was in the boot, and I found this:

Um. Okay. I mean, I am sure that in the whirlwind crazy that was me, mid-move, I probably stuffed a bunch of rando things into other things, like boots. That’s the way I pack to travel, that’s fairly common, right?

Except I didn’t even know that I had a tube of Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 in Hue No. 30G

Oh! My sister-in-law Melanie gifted all the ladies with gorgeous Kiehl’s boxes at Christmas. So this not only made its way across the ocean, but also across the bay. Tenacious balm! I’m glad I found it: it’s light, it’s got a little bit of tint, too. I am wearing some now and my lips are feeling a little bit tingly — I just checked the tube, it doesn’t say anything about tingling. Eh, sure, I certainly don’t mind a bit on a tingle on the mouth every now and then.

I wonder what I’ll find in my other shoes! This is exactly like if I was a Dutch child and it was St Nicholas’ Day!

Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 in Hue No. 30G €14/£12.50/$9.50

Also, have I not catalogued my lip balm/treatment addiction? Well, just wait.

♥Day: Bliss Fabulips

Here we go! First in the series! File this under: Grooming.

Remember that picture of all those shampoos? Yeah, well, I won’t even dare to photograph all the lip balms, scrubs, and other treatments I’ve got all over the house, in my handbags, and in the pockets of my coats. It’s a Thing, and that’s all I’ve got to say on the subject.

If you want to get your lips in top-notch snogging condition for the ♥Day, or for any day, I wholeheartedly {oops, didn’t mean to do that, but feck it, it stays} direct you to bliss’ fabulips treatment kit. As it clearly states, the kit is completely fabu for your lips.

There are four components:
1>Foaming Lip Cleanser
2>Sugar Lip Scrub
3>Instant Lip Plumper
4>Softening Lip Balm

1>Foaming Lip Cleanser Once, I got a thing, it was like a lip cleanser or something, and it was the consistency of cold cream. Yuck! It was gross. This is a cleanser, too, and not that gross. Talk about damning with faint praise! This has the same scent and tingle as does bliss’ triple oxygen mask, which is interesting. It foams up, just a tiny bit, after you’ve applied the tiniest, tiny bit, and it feels pretty good. I’m not into heavy, dark lippy these days, but I am sure that this would clean off even the stubbornest long-wearing lip colour.

2>Sugar Lip Scrub Once, I also got another thing that was a lip scrub, and using it was like smooching a sugar bowl. Even as I cut back and cut back back the dosage, I always felt like I was wasting product. Not so with this little tub ‘o’ scrub: the merest swipe of a finger dispenses the perfect amount of product, which in turn does a terrific job of exfoliating your lips. Nut allergy people, beware! This contains walnut.

3>Instant Lip Plumper This is nice and minty. I don’t know, not a fan of lip plumpers, but at least this one doesn’t sting like you’ve just tried to snog a nest of wasps. I know the stinging is the thing that does the plumping, but sorry: ouch. Gotta love the flexible plastic applicator, though. I may use it, just for love of that.

4>Softening Lip Balm Oh, God, not another balm for me to fall for! This one is as soft as it says, and it smells coconutty. Since I am keen to keep the integrity of the kit, this most likely won’t find itself into a bag or a pocket. Probably…