Lip Balms that work all year round!

Lip Balms which work all year round!

Lip Balms that work all year round!

Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from you gorgeous readers asking what my favourite/go-to lip products are so after looking through my stash of goodies I’ve managed to whittle it down to 2 lip products I love with one of them doubling up as a multi-use product 🙂

I don’t know if it’s just me but I seem to have a little obsession with lip-balms, they’re everywhere from my desk, handbag, beauty drawers, car – generally dotted all over the place!

My go-to lip balms

The two you see pictured above are my all-time favourites and I’ve listed all the reasonings below for you! 🙂

Soap and Glory Smooch Operator Lip Balm

I’m a huge fan of Soap and Glory but you may have seen in some of my recent posts that I’m not too keen on their new packaging and yes I know that it’s down to the actual product itself  BUT Soap and Glory if you’re reading, please change it back to the pretty packaging….thank you! 🙂

Smooch Operator is small, lovely and looks quite simplistic yet very neat – a step back from their typical packaging but at the same time cute.

The balm itself is a very delicate shade of pink but it smells amazing! Like summer in a pot – think coconuts, fruit and summer air….you really could be in Hawaii if you closed your eyes haha!

When applied this feels really lovely and extremely nourishing BUT if you apply a thick layer it can be a little bit heavy and feels slightly oily which I’m not a fan of so I always apply a very little amount.

However this does double up as a wonderful cuticle/nail balm too – the oilier texture is great and strangely is absorbed pretty quickly when used on cuticles so this is a great product especially with winter on the way.

Pop in your handbag and use during the day 🙂

Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm

I know I’m only talking about 2 lip balms in this post but the Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm is my all time favourite lip balm, it works overnight – literally!

In winter, skin is prone to getting dry – especially lips, with all the temperature changes and going from the warm indoors to the harsh, cold weather outside it does take it’s toll but with the right products you can get by just fine. 🙂

(I’ll be covering this in another post and writing about my favourite winter skincare)

I love the Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm and I apply this during the day too but when the weather gets quite harsh and cold I’ll use it as an overnight treatment too – apply before bed and you’re guaranteed to wake up with soft, smooth kissable lips – seriously 😀

The packaging is lovely, sleek and a lot more hygienic as there’s no dabbing into pots, simply pop in your bag to use during the day or keep it on your bedside table and use as an overnight treatment – it really works!

I know the packaging is really simple and it might not be the girliest looking product out there but the product itself is really lovely, a cotton-candy shade of pink with a deliciously sweet rose scent….it’s one of the nicest smelling products and I really can’t get enough of this….I think I actually fall in love with it a little bit more each time I use it hahaha 🙂

Purchase Lip Balms

You can purchase these by clicking the links below where you’ll be taken to their pages!

Soap & Glory Smooch Operator – Click HERE

Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm – Click HERE 

These are both wonderful lip balms and I use them all year round and with one doubling up as a cuticle treatment what’s not to love?

The weather is getting colder in the UK and I’m actually sat here with a big mug of hot chocolate all wrapped up in my fluffy dressing gown so hopefully these products can be of benefit in some way! 🙂

Let me know if you’ve used either of the above lip balms or what your favourite product is… it good old vaseline or something fancier?

Layla xx



    • sprinkles
      10th October 2014 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you xxx

  1. olivia.uptodatefashion
    7th October 2014 / 11:25 am

    Soap & Glory is awesome! 😀
    I love their product range!
    And Clarins… We all love! 😉
    Nice review!

    • sprinkles
      10th October 2014 / 10:57 pm

      Yes they do have gorgeous products and they’re both really wonderful!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th October 2014 / 10:52 pm

      It’s really gorgeous – I really recommend it and haven’t found a fault with it…yes it’s very simple but absolutely gorgeous and gets the job done!! 🙂 xxx

  2. 7th October 2014 / 5:00 am

    Those Soap and Glory are doing a huge “click” to me and not only the balms…..I wish I could try them all!! heheheh
    kisses doll have a nice day!

    • sprinkles
      10th October 2014 / 10:43 pm

      Hahaha who knows, they might come to Greece soon! 🙂 xxxx

  3. 6th October 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Lately my lips have been getting dryer! 🙁 Going to pop into Clarins and give it a sample thanks to your post. 🙂

    • sprinkles
      9th October 2014 / 11:02 am

      Ooooh YAAAAAY!!!! Let me know what you think – it really is great 🙂 xxx

  4. 6th October 2014 / 4:52 pm

    I love Soap and Glory, my washbag is full of their miniatures. Will check their lip balm out now!

    • sprinkles
      9th October 2014 / 10:52 am

      Haha – they do have gorgeous products!!! yes check this out…you’ll really like it 🙂 xxx

  5. 6th October 2014 / 4:41 pm

    I’ve never tried either of these, but as the weather turns colder, my lips need more attention so I might try one of these x

    • sprinkles
      9th October 2014 / 10:49 am

      They are both great but if you want something to work quickly then go for the Clarins Lip balm – as an overnight treatment you’ll see how lovely and smooth lips are….the Soap and Glory is good and doubles up as a cuticle balm too……my personal have is Clarins though 🙂 xxx

  6. 6th October 2014 / 11:26 am

    Great review! I think I may have to get the clarions hydra quench, it sounds perfect for winter, when you need something legit. I was hoping you would do a lip balm post to, so this was perfect!

    • sprinkles
      9th October 2014 / 10:44 am

      Aww thank you so much!!! The Clarins lip balm is one of the best I have tried/used and I definitely recommend it – even as an overnight treatment you’ll be able to see the difference 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 5:53 pm

      I really recommend the Clarins lip balm – it works wonders! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 5:45 pm

      Really gorgeous products!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 5:41 pm

      Thank you xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 5:39 pm

      It’s brilliant!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 5:31 pm

      They are very good!! I really recommend the Clarins lip balm – beautiful! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 3:06 pm

      Yes – I really recommend the Clarins Lip Balm!! It’s beautiful 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 2:47 pm

      Yaaaaay – they are wonderful to use and perfect for a little sheen if you want minimal too…brilliant 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 2:41 pm

      I REALLY recommend it….one of the best I’ve used!! 🙂 xxx

  7. 6th October 2014 / 2:30 am

    I have an obsession with lip balm!! These sound great!!

    <3 Shannon

    • sprinkles
      8th October 2014 / 2:38 pm

      Oooh yaaaay! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:54 pm

      Aww yaaaay!! SO happy to know it’s not just me that has them everywhere hahaha! 🙂 The Clarins one is incredible and I really love it! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you!!! Let me know what you think if you do buy them! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:45 pm

      You should try them – they’re both brilliant but I love the Clarins lip balm more 🙂 xxx

  8. 5th October 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Hi dear! 🙂 Your blog is so-so stlylish. Would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I am instantly follow you back. Thank your, I hope you enjoy my blog. Have a great day:) xoxo

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:43 pm

      Aww thanks 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:43 pm

      Yaaaay 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:41 pm

      We can’t get EOS here – 🙁 So sad…… xxxx

  9. 5th October 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Sounds like great products – maybe I should try them out? Thanks for sharing! (:

    Hugs from Denmark x

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:17 pm

      Yes, I really recommend them – especially the Clarins Lip Balm!!!! 😀 It’s lovely!! 🙂 xxxx

  10. 5th October 2014 / 5:32 pm

    I’m so glad you stopped by my site so I was able to discover yours! I absolutely love your site – it’s super cute!

    Also, I notice you’re a fan of Clarins which is my main makeup line.
    I’ll def. be back again – keep in touch 🙂

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Awww thank you so much!!! Ah, I LOVE Clarins products – they’re so beautiful!!! 🙂 xxx

  11. Diana P.
    5th October 2014 / 5:31 pm

    I haven’t used them but they sound really good and promising! At the moment, I’m using a Nivea or a Vaseline lip balm, I had a post on them too! 🙂

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 10:02 pm

      Yes, both of them are very good too – I really recommend the Clarins lip balm….it’s beautiful!! You’ll love it 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you gorgeous!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:55 pm

      Yeah – it’s not the nicest feeling but if you use the Clarins lip balm just use it overnight and you’ll see how good it is! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:54 pm

      Yes – try it, would love to know what you think!! Oooh, the chocolate one sounds lovely! Will check it out in store 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you very much!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you xxx

  12. 5th October 2014 / 3:33 pm

    The clarin’s balm sounds amazing might just have to try it out

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 9:47 pm

      It’s beautiful!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 12:40 pm

      Oh!!!! I really recommend it – you’ll love it…it feels great and smells SO nice too… 🙂 xxx

  13. 5th October 2014 / 2:17 pm

    Θέλω να δοκιμάσω το lip balm από Clarins, έχω ακούσει ότι όλα τα προϊόντα για χείλη από Clarins είναι πολύ καλά! Φιλιά πολλά! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 12:39 pm

      Einai POLI KALO kai tah deis an to baleis san night treatment oti to allo proi einai smooth!!! Telio!!! Filakia Polla 🙂 xxx

  14. 5th October 2014 / 1:58 pm

    These lip balms look lovely 🙂 I am currently loving the badger balm lip balm, but I have never tried any of the above.. another item i need to add to my ‘to buy’ list! xx


    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 12:37 pm

      Oooh thank you for letting me know about the badger balm – I’d heard about it but never looked into it! They are both really lovely so I do recommend them 😀 xxx

      • 8th October 2014 / 7:31 pm

        will add them to my list then 🙂 … my list is getting so long, I need to stop adding items to it haha xx

        • sprinkles
          12th October 2014 / 5:48 pm

          Hahahahaha!!!! I’m EXACTLY like you….I keep seeing things and thinking ‘want this’ – I know the feeling 😀 xxxx

          • 18th October 2014 / 10:32 am

            haha 🙂 xxx

          • sprinkles
            20th October 2014 / 1:34 pm


    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 12:35 pm

      Oooh thank you for letting me know! Will definitely check it out 🙂 Yes, try the Clarins one and you’ll see how it works overnight 🙂 xxx

  15. 5th October 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Hi dear!!!Nice post;)have a good sunday;)

    • sprinkles
      7th October 2014 / 11:56 am

      Thanks xx

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