Topic: lip-balm

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn’t Melt Off

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn't Melt Off

Each week, I do a tutorial based on a movie coming out, a weird thought I’ve had or a book I’ve begun rereading. They’re typically not super practical for day-to-day wear, so today, I thought I would do something a little more helpful for all of our everyday lives: heatproof hair and makeup. Why? Because the part of the country I live in has been kind of melting my face off.

Well, that, and I sweat a lot more than normal people. More »

Bag Balm: A Love Story

Bag Balm: A Love Story

As a born and raised New Englander, Bag Balm has always been my go-to remedy. When I was a kid, my mother would slather it on my sister and I both before and after we headed outside in the winter months to go sledding for hours on end. Even before we were allowed to have our Swiss Miss hot cocoa, our mother made damn sure out lips got a thin layer of the balm to prevent any possible future chapping. It was then that my love for Bag Balm began. More »

Gallery: 10 Alternatives To Chapstick

Gallery: 10 Alternatives To Chapstick

Oh, it’s dry outside. And cold. And awful. Your lips are all sad and wrinkled and pruney, like a geriatric’s neck waddle. If that neck waddle were made out of sandpaper. And… this analogy really doesn’t hold up.

Anyhow, your lips are gross now. What are you going to do? Grab some ChapStick? God, you’re unoriginal. Everyone in the entire world uses ChapStick. Here. We’ll help you cultivate a pretend personality via unorthadox (and awesome) Chapstick alternatives.[ITPGallery] More »

Lip Elixirs: Balm That Tastes Like Alcohol Greases Your Lips

Lip Elixirs: Balm That Tastes Like Alcohol Greases Your Lips

When someone says to me, “This candle smells like warm vanilla sugar!” I say, “That’s great!” But then I light the candle and instantly crave uncooked cake batter or actual warm vanilla sugar and am instantly angry that I have to smell it rather than eat it. The real thing is typically better than its artificial scent. And then there’s lip balm. I’ve always been a strong believer that lip balm is the one beauty product that’s allowed to smell and/or taste like whatever it’s artificially mimicking. More »

10 Office Must-Haves Under $10

10 Office Must-Haves Under $10

Some people have an entire office to themselves at work. Some have a smaller, although still generally private, space like a cubicle. Others have a large desk they share with three other people. No matter how much personal space you have at your desk, there’s still certain things you should always keep with you for when that “just in case” moment actually happens. Like when wine is delivered to you at the office and you just don’t have the wine opener you thought you should bring with you to work just in case, but didn’t. We’ve solved all your problems. Here are 10 things you need to keep with you in your office, or ginormous shared desk, just in case. More »