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Awhile ago I added lip balm addiction to my lists of interests, and… - cellophane — LiveJournal
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Awhile ago I added lip balm addiction to my lists of interests, and was startled to see it didn't turn into a link. Surely I am not the only one addicted to lip balm? No, that can't be: I've known other people with similar fixations. hmmm..... Oh I see, there are 258 people who are interested in lip balm. I'm just the only one to admit I have a problem. Well that's okay. I can handle being the only one.
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fls From: fls Date: July 9th, 2002 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Its actually a physical addiction of sorts. Your lips adjust to not producing whatever natural lubricant they usually do and dry out in response to excessive lip balm use.

Friends don't let friends overuse lip balm.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2002 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
But it makes me happy! It's not hurting anyone! Besides...I can stop anytime I want to. Yeah, that's it.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: July 9th, 2002 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. You are a silly girl. Sure you don't want to just downgrade that to "lip balm"? Otherwise we'll have to check you into a 12-step program.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2002 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I've admitted I have a problem. I'm just not interested in seeking a solution....I like my addiction.....
mermaid_angst From: mermaid_angst Date: July 9th, 2002 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
you're definitely not the only one. :) just the mention makes my lips crave their gloss.
and i know that lots of people point out that i did this to MYSELF, that my lips quit making their own lubrication blah blah blah. but i say, so what? lip gloss is such a simple and decadent pleasure. i love working with a tube of something yummy-scented within arm's reach. i loved taking lip gloss to school, and applying it in the middle of a boring class. what a treat!
what's your favorite kind?
my all-time favorite is the Cocoa Butter lip gloss by the Body Shop. i love the smell and the consistency. :)
mermaid_angst From: mermaid_angst Date: July 9th, 2002 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


(they're actually MAD about it, and call bonne belle "despicable" for targeting kids!)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2002 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my gosh, that is really hilarious! I found the site quite entertaining. I used to keep to the standard Chapstick (preferably the cherry flavor). It was nice because it was cheap and sold everywhere (so I could just pop into any store and buy some, if I'd forgotten mine somewhere!). I keep some at work, at home, in my backpack, often in my jacket pockets. Recently though I've been getting very fond of Blistex, and now some of my chapsticks and been replaced. I've got a bunch of other stuff I've sampled and still use occasionally. I generally like fruity flavors, because they give me a hint of color on my lips, plus being tasty. I'll have to give the Bodyshop one a try! I don't think I've sampled their lip balms yet. I just got a gift certificate to http://www.5thelement.com for my birthday, and am planning on going there saturday and buying several different kinds. They have new shimmer lip balms, which I can't wait to try out!!
From: entropygirl Date: July 10th, 2002 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought the Lip Balm Anonymous link another user gave was funny. While lip balm freaks always make sure to be carrying some around, I think don't think that true strangeness of behavior unveils itself until you venture into the decadent world of lip GLOSS. After all, anyone can purchase chap stick for $1. Glossperts shell out oodles of money for just the perfect combination of qualities, and then are compelled to buy tons of colors and flavors on top of it. Would you ever pay $25 for a single jar of BALM?

Back in the days of balm, these were my faves:
Burts Beeswax
Blistex Lip Revitalizer
Un-petroleum Lip Balm

However, once you get hooked on glitter, it's all downhill from there.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2002 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admit I haven't ventured really into the World of Gloss yet. Although I do like the lip balms that have a hint of color in them. A friend just told me about these products, which I'm very much looking forward to trying out though - sounds like kind of a combination balm/gloss, with glitter....

I remember I found this one stick that tasted a bit like honey, and was I think made from beeswax. (Don't remember if it was Burt's) I kind of liked it, but my boyfriend at the time found it so nasty he couldn't kiss me when I was wearing it... That had a short life.
From: entropygirl Date: July 11th, 2002 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)


I've also heard about BeneTint lip balm, a line originally started for exotic dancers who wanted to tint their nipples with natural-looking hues. They claim that the 'ultra-blendable texture gives lips a sexy, just-bitten look in seconds.'
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 11th, 2002 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)


Oooh, that sounds kinda neat! Although $18 is a bit much for an untried product....

(tinting one's nipples...I'd never thought of that need! I guess it kind of makes sense though. Now there's a natural place to use a nice-flavored tint, too.)
From: entropygirl Date: July 11th, 2002 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)


Although I do know a certain cannibal who could provide that 'just-bitten' look for free...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 15th, 2002 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes...I believe I know one too....
northernsnokat From: northernsnokat Date: July 17th, 2002 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a daughter addicted to lip balm or chapstick as she calls it! You are NOT alone in your addiction! LOL
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 18th, 2002 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, I'm not the only one after all! Actually, now that I've starting publicly admitting my "issue", people have been coming out of the woodwork to offer their support and similar life-experiences.

This doesn't mean I'm getting rid of my lip balms, though! I just bought 3 new flavors over the weekend...!!! *grin*
northernsnokat From: northernsnokat Date: July 18th, 2002 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL... I bought my daughter a lip balm holder to attach to her purse so she has easy access!
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