I confess - I am a lip balm junkie. I can't survive without lip balm. I have approximatly ten different tubes in my purse at any given time, four on my computer table, two in my pocket, five or six by my bed and a large cup filled with them in my bathroom. I apply it constantly - pretty sure my lips can't survive without it anymore. I have, on occasion, been late to school, social events, work, etc. because I realised I forgot/was out of lip balm and had to stop and get some. I guess it's cheaper than smoking. It certainly tastes better.
So I was pretty happy that I finally got my hands on EOS' summer lip balm set today. It contains two limited edition flavours Passion Fruit (lavender) and Strawberry Sorbet (pink).
I love EOS lip balms. They're smooth, nicely moisturising without being too soft. They are only lightly flavoured, 95% organic, 100% natural and not tested on animals. They also come in adorable packaging - little, soft, rubbery, ever-so-slightly squeezy spheres. As lip balm goes, I give them an 8, with a +2 extra cuteness bonus. I currently own at least one of every flavour, with my favourite being the lemon - it tastes like those delicious lemon, sugar and ice drinks you can get at fairs and other event concession stands. Next favourite would be the mint, which is lightly minty (of course). The honeydew/honeysuckle only tastes like honeysuckle to me, I don't get any melon flavour, and the summer fruit and tangerine have a sort of generic pleasant fruit taste. Nothing to write home about.
On to the new flavours. I love the soft floral smell of the passion fruit - I've never tasted passion fruit, so I can't comment on the accuracy of the light, vaguely tropical not-quite-mango flavour of this particular balm, but I like it. The strawberry sorbet has a very faint strawberry candy scent and a fleeting hint of what might be a strawberry taste - it's so light and elusive I can't tell. It definitely has a flavour, but it's gone before I can identify it.
I love EOS balms, and I'm a total sucker for their packaging. Unfortunately, the dogs also love EOS balms - they're a nice, chompable size, they have a squishy, yet crunchy outside and a tasty, creamy inside. Hiding it where they can't find them is getting to be a challenge, and they've found, and enjoyed quite a few of them. If they get ahold of either of these two, I doubt I'd replace them with the same set. More likely I'd just grab a few more of the lemon, which I prefer. So the final verdict is, I'm not sorry I bought them, but I won't be sad when they're gone. Hopefully, EOS will come out with something uber-yummy this fall or winter (pumpkin? wintergreen? maybe?)
All products were purchased by me for my own use. My opinions are my own and always will be. Your mileage may vary. Product photo property of EOS, inc.