I am a chapstick/lip balm/lip gloss addict. I currently have five in my purse, one in my desk at work and three on my nightstand, not to mention the entire cosmetic bag full of them in the linen closet. They range from Burt's Bees to Lip Smackers to Clinique and I am in love with them all. When we were little girls, my sister used to torment me for my big lips and I would run crying to my mom who would tell me that they were beautiful, just like Julia Roberts, and that one day I would appreciate them. They're by no means the epic proportions of Angelina Jolie's lips, but I did learn to love them and pamper them. I actually rarely wear lipstick, but you can bet that I'll always have one of the aforementioned products on my lips.
A few years ago, I came across Rose Salve from the C.O. Bigelow line at Bath & Body Works. Even though the small tin of salve cost $7.50, I knew I had to have it. I probably would have paid almost anything for it's sweet rosy aroma and the magical healing powers it possesses. I've had the same tin ever since that first purchase because I always manage to lose it in a retired handbag only to discover it again when I clean out my purse. And when I do find it again, it's like we're long lost lovers. I can't get enough of it.
Jon and I were doing some Christmas shopping earlier this week and we stopped into B&BW to pick up a Secret Santa gift. Once I stepped into the shop, I knew I had to find my beloved Rose Salve. It's gentle and effective way of healing chapped lips (or even cuticles and dry skin!) is just perfect for this time of year, when the wind and cold weather seem to make my sensitive skin itchy and irritated.
Another reason I love it? They don't test on animals so you can make a conscious-happy purchase. And as if you needed another reason to love the B&BW Rose Salve, they've dropped their price since the last time I purchased it. It's now only $5.50. A total bargain, especially considering all of the uses and good it does for your lips and skin. So go ahead and treat yourself and don't forget to grab a few to stick in stockings. I promise you will love it as much as I do!