Sweet kisses: Three must-have lip balms (+kits!) for the holidays

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With the weather getting colder and drier, I am applying lip balm non-stop to my chapped lips.  Since matte liquid lipsticks are so on trend right now, it’s super important you keep those kissers moisturized!

This is the perfect time to stock up on old faves or try something new.  With the holiday season comes sets upon sets of lip products from all your favourite brands.

Looking for the perfect gift (or just something for yourself?).  Here are my top three picks.


Fresh Sugar Lip Party Favours

Cult-fave Fresh releases their uber-popular Sugar Lip balms in a party-ready tin. Complete with four Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments in Cherry, Berry, Ruby, and Fig, as well as a Sugar Lip Polish, which gently exfoliates and conditions.  The Tinted Lip Treatments nourish and give beautiful, sheer colour.

Gift this together, or split it up amongst friends and family. This guy retails for C$45 (with a C$70 value). There’s also more sets from Fresh, including the blockbuster Sugar Lip Lovers, which has a mini Sugar Lip Polish, a 5ml Sugar Lip Serum, a mini Sugar Lip Advanced, Mini Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, and a mini Sugar Rose Lip Shine, all for C$65.

If you want something a little smaller (stocking stuffer?), give the Nude Lip Lovers Mini Kissing Trio a shot (C$33). This set includes a mini Sugar Honey Lip Treatment, a mini Sugar Nude Lip Treatment, and a mini Sugar Rose Lip Treatment.


Rodial Glam Balm Lip Tree Deco

All I had to see was “Glam Balm” and I knew I was sold on this one. Rodial’s Glam Balm is an intensive lip balm that hydrates, smooths, and protects the lip.  Infused with shea butter and vitamin E, it soothes and softens the skin, while the hyaluronic filling spheres and rose wax offer hydration to plump up lips.

The whole plumping thing got me intrigued (not gonna lie, I asked for lip fillers for Hannukah this year…), unfortunately this didn’t really plump up my lips (it doesn’t give you that tingling sensation that most lip plumping products do), but it does leave lips moisturized. To be honest, I do find this quite similar to my favourite balm, Rosebud Salve, both in its petroleum consistency and rose scent.

Rodial Glam Balm retails for C$24 at Murale.ca. The special holiday version comes in a box complete with a ribbon attached, you can throw it on the Christmas tree.


EOS Limited Edition Lip Balm Set

This one is super exciting!  I get a lot of these balms and although it’s cool to smell the different scents, they are more or less the same.  Last year’s holiday collection was inspired by Rachel Roy, so there was a twist on the packaging, but this year, EOS is getting a bit more personal.

This three-balm set includes Vanilla Bean, Sweet Mint, and Pomegranate Raspberry (we’ve seen these all before, although Vanilla Bean is usually reserved for the holiday season), but here’s the best part… this set includes two sheets of decorative jewelled art to personalize your lip spheres. WHAT?!!?!

Ever wanted to bedazzle the heck out of these things? Now you can! Want to add your name or initials? Yass girl, go crazy!!

This set retails for C$9.99 and can be found at WalMart, London Drugs, and Shoppers.  Pick it up and have an EOS party!

You can’t go wrong with lip balm as a gift.  These sets are perfect to gift as-is, or you can split them up to complement an existing gift.

Will you be gifting lip balm this season?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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