Today's post is going to be on my love of Vaseline. I love lip balms & butters and these bad boys are no exception. I've always used Vaseline, I mean who hasn't? When I was growing up I would always have a blue tinned original in my school bag and now I have most of them and depending on day, weather, and my outfit depends on which one you'll find in my bag... Vaseline's are just perfect for sore, chapped winter lips, and amazing for dry, dehydrated summer lips. That is why I think Vaseline's are a handbag essential! Here is my little stash of Vaselines and my opinions on each of them... Enjoy!
Aloe Vera is for people with sensitive skin. It *obviously* contains Aloe Vera which is a calming & soothing ingredient therefore if you're someone with skin that just reacts to anything then this is the one for you. I personally really like this one for night time, I apply it really thickly before I go to bed & when I wake up I feel like my lips are refreshed & smooth, ready for whatever products I'm going to apply on them that day. I can't say the Aloe one has ever actually made it into my handbag it usually just lies around my bedroom or beside my bed. The aloe one also has a really reaaally subtle smell which I have no idea how to describe - but I like it.
Limited Edition: Pink Bubbly:
Pink Bubbly is lovely. Its so pretty & glossy and looks really nice on the lips. You could wear this on its own for a naturally pretty look or on top of lipstick for a more obvious look. I love that Vaseline do tinted ones for when you have sore lips but still want to make them look nice... One thing I also love about Vaselines is that they're not too thick, like, some lip glosses you can buy leave you with a horrible thick sticky feeling on your lips - these 100% don't do that - they're very thin & sheer. I'm not sure you can still buy this Vaseline, I bought it last summer from Boots and have loved it everyday since! Honestly I don't why this isn't a permanent Vaseline fixture - its gorgeous. Its also really nice for school & work when you're not aloud to, or you don't want to, wear OTT makeup. This is easily one of my favorites.
Rosy Lips is a oldie but a goodie from the Vaseline collection. Its been around for as-long as I can remember, and I've owned more tins that I can remember! This one, similar to Pink Bubbly, is tinted and its tinted a gorgeous rosy pink! (Funny that!) I love this one for hot days where you don't want much make on & you don't want dry lips. My mum, who doesn't wear makeup hardly ever, even wears this sometimes! I remember buying her one for Mother's Day one year to keep in her handbag! (Top daughter here) But yeah, if you want a lip treatment like Vaseline but you want coloured, pretty lips - this is the one for you!
Pocket Size With SPF15:
The yellow tinned Vaseline is exactly the same as the original in the blue tin - however this one contains a SPF15 which is very important... People think they only need to wear an SPF during the summer but that just isn't true, although its cold in the winter the sun is still out & you are still in danger of sun rays! (Strict science lesson here.) So if you just want basic Vaseline you're better off getting the yellow tin simply for the added bonus of the SPF. There's no colour tint, or nice scent, it is what it is and it does the job. Although, this one is alot thicker than the others and it contains Shea Butter so if you're particularly suffering with sore lips you could also give this a try. This one is one of my favorites, I often wear it on top of my lipstick for protection & glossyness...
Paint The Town Red:
Next we have my favorite Vaseline; Paint The Town Red. As you can see this Vaseline is another one which tints the lips and I love it. If you're one of those people who love red lipstick, put don't feel you can pull it off, and spend your whole life envying people who can (me) this is just perfect. It gives you nice, glossy, full, red lips but not ones which are too bright or in your face. It is God's gift. And, again, it still has all the properties of the other Vaselines and still protects and works magic on your lips. Sadly though, this is also a limited edition.
Cocoa Butter is an ingrediant which is amazing for dry skin - so this Vaseline is amazing at targeting and helping just that. This Vaseline also smells nice which is my main reason to be drawn to it... Who can resist a nice smell? Again it is a un-tinted Vaseline and is solely for protection/repair purposes. I think this one is a good one for winter when its cold & everybody's got a cold & your lips just need a little "pick me up" and a bit of hydration. :)
These are swatches of the tinted Vaselines, top to bottom they are;
- Rosy Lips.
- Paint The Town Red.
- Pink Bubbly.
I just also want to point out that Vaselines aren't just for damaged lips - true, when people have sore/chapped/dry lips they go towards Vaselines but I think using a Vaseline before you get damaged lips will just protect against you getting those. Its like thinking ahead of the game ;). I just love the sheer, glossy texture of Vaseline and that is why they are one of my Handbag Essentials.
What's your opinion on Vaselines?
Love them like me? Or just use them when necessary?
Either way I hope this helped you choose which one you're going to invest in next time you need/want to. You can buy Vaselines from almost anywhere, from places like Boots & Superdrug, to Supermarkets and Pharmacy's. You can find them anywhere! Just gotta' look. :)
I hope you're all enjoying your Monday. I've spent mine reading Bridget Jones & watching Come Dine With Me! I love not working Mondays. Mwhaha.
Speak to you all again very soon,