March 8, 2010

In the Muse’s Purse: Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm

I never said I didn’t carry around one hundred and one different lip balms as I chase around the city in my merry little fashion.

I’m not abnormal, I can list at least ten other people I know who carry around the same amount of balms with them….maybe, kinda…sorta.

In the Muse’s Purse at the moment, Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm makes a special guest starring appearance.


Just for the record, Aquafinia Lip Oil holds the trump card for awesome however I’m still loving Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm for quickie touch ups on the go.

I generally like toting around these guys with me for a few reasons one of which is because I’m anally inclined to apply and reapply lip balm anywhere from 10 to 20 times a day…this in fact is a sign of makeup OCD and should be treated by a certified makeup doctor of sorts….I’m only kidding of course but the fact of applying and reapply that many times is probably untrue…it’s probably double that there number.

Anything that’s cheap and hydrating will do since I use it so much that something expensive would defeat the purpose as I’ll be going through $20 lip balm once a week at the rate I’m applying. Not good. Which is why a four packer of Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm is a good one to stash away in my purse as it sets me back a mere $5 bucks.

The formula is a simple balm made up of jojoba and almond oils wish a dash of delicious flavor and a bit of vitamin E. I get a little tingle from these that’s refreshing and cooling. It’s not a glossy balm but more of a moisturizing stick balm which is great for hydrating dry lips or prepping them for lipstick or gloss.

I just like them because of the little zing they give my lips when applied as it feels cool and refreshing particularly on my constantly chapped lips.

Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm?

It’s in the Muse’s Purse.

Tried ’em?

What’s hiding out in your purse in the ways of lip balms?

Share ’em!

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  • mercedes

    hi muse!

    how was your weekend? well, i hope! anyway whats in my purse (or rather twilight tote bag) is Blistex DCT (daily conditioning treatment) its a really good lip balm,it’s not tacky,or gross,the best thing about it is it gives my lips a cool tingle that is quite nice. it doesnt really have a flavor,which is fine by me b/c if my lip balms have a flavor i will scrape it off with my teeth during lunch hour in sheer desperato’s of a terms of moisture it pretty good,it takes about 2 days for my lips (which are in the dry chapped category),to heal. & thanks muse for your website,it certainly makes me smile 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi mercedes it was great thanks dear and yours? I like blistex for days I’m really sporting a serious case of dry lips 😀 LOL!!!!!!!! a snack eh? ha! 😀

      Aw shucks thanks for your comments, they make me smile!

  • dina

    ok not necessarily just in my purse but floating around @ varying points so as to be at my fingertips – co bigelow mentha lip shine (LOVE), origins lip balm, VS beauty rush lip balm (2 color stick thing-meh), yankee candle christmas cookie balm (surprisingly excellent formula), and VS pink pink lemonade balm (you had mentioned some days agos, also suprisingly a+++ formula). also really love eos mint stick balm and natural ice (!) for minty tingles, always a plus in my book.
    i’ve seen these around and wondered about them, thanks for the good word muse! 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey dina! I have ’em floating everywhere myself girl 😀 I like the yankee candle one too..just for at least the flavor 😀 I haven’t picked up the VS pink balms yet but wants too! and of course love love the EOS!!!!! 😀 my pleasures Dina love ya babe!

  • Ashleigh

    I went through at least ten of the four/five packs. I loved them, but after realizing they had no SPF that I could see, I switched back to my beloved Blistex Medicated lip balm with SPF 15 in the blue chapstick-esque tube. I’ve tried everything from regular Chapstick to Soft Lips to the Nivea thing and I always come back to my Blistex.

    • the Muse

      ashleigh I have a real addiction to the lip oils 😀 I keep going back to those!

  • Kate

    Neat! I keep looking at these, but haven’t broke down and bought any yet. I might pick a few up the next time they are on sale. (I don’t carry 101 different balms in my purse, but doggone it if I don’t buy that many. I never seem to have a balm when I really need one.)

    • the Muse

      kate if u can get the lip oils I actually rec those first! they are FAB!!!!!!!!! LOL 😀 I hear ya I prob don’t carry 101 either but hells yes I own that many 🙂

  • Daituf

    I bought it in a 3 pack… gave away 2 coz i love it so much and had to share the love…
    then one day i did laundry…
    Only to find out i left the lip balm in one of the pant’s pocket…
    It melted 🙁

  • Angie Twe

    Yes I do carry lipbalm around with me, even at home! 😀
    I’m using a cheaper brand, lipIce and I’m liking it because of the smell. 😀
    My lips aren’t that need for balm, just my nose that love the smell. hehe (:

    Would like to as you Dear Muse,
    How many products do you own??!

    I feel like you’re buying new stuffs almost everyday with all your lovely reviews of the products. 😛
    And you know what, since visiting your blog, I’ve been buying lots of stuffs as well! Mostly of what you recommend and such. (Your fault honey!)

    Beware girls! Muse is really good at hauting you to buy things!

    😀 Haha!

    • the Muse

      hey angie never heard of lipice sounds interesting. I own quite alot of stuff 😀 I like makeup that’s for sure lol. But I also like to buy new stuff daily so I have it available for review for you guys, no one wants to read about a product I didn’t try…no fun in that so I try to mix it up with products I do purchase 😀 LOL sorriessssssss! haha! 😀 I’m actually flattered you take my recs so seriously that you buy the products I rec *hugs*

      • Angie Twe

        Yes I do find it funny why I take your rec seriously!? haha. Muast be the way that you’re hauting me!! :D:D
        But I do enjoyed what you rec, those Muse approval stuffs, Likey it lots. 🙂

        • the Muse

          hehe angie 😀 I’m sorries I don’t meant to haunt 😀 *hugs* thanks!

  • Coral

    I try using glosses every once in a while and lipstick when I go some place fancy, but I always reach for my lip balm. My new favorite one right now is Lypsyl. It comes in uber cute packaging and it really does make my lips feel so much better.

  • Ashley

    I LOOOOOVE the original Aquafina Hydrating Lip Balm. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE the flavored ones. Worst part is: THEY STOPPED SELLING THE ORIGINAL IN PACKS OF THREE. The only way I can get atleast ONE original is by buying the 3 pack with 2 bonus flavors. Bummer for me =(

    • the Muse

      ashley bummer? two bonus flavors is a good thing isn’t it?! 😀

    • the Muse

      it is for me lisa, sensitive types might not like it, depends I guess and will vary from person to person I’m sure 🙂

  • Marina

    I’m guilty of carrying around billions of balms and glosses…sometimes you wanna change it up 😉
    I have a lot of the Liplicious glosses in my purse, my Juicy Tube, and usually just some random balms.

    • the Muse

      marina that’s what I’m saying 😀 a girl needs a little variety in her life!

  • Marsha

    I’m really loving these lip balms by vitamin water called vitamin schticks. they’re aren’t super greasy and they smell great. plus they are really moisturizing.

    • the Muse

      sounds interesting marsha will have to keep an eye out never heard of ’em!

  • Reggi

    omg I LOOOOOOVE the original aquafina lip balm! i don’t really like the flavored ones as much since they dont seem to work the same for me (my lips are chapped and peeling ALL the time and so far this has been the only thing that’s worked for me). i’m guilty of buying the 4 pack too and giving away the 3 flavored ones haha =P

    i must find a place that sells the lip oils though! are they just as moisturizing?!?! =D i wish these aquafina products werent so hard to find =T

    • the Muse

      aww reggie I hear ya winter time mine are constantly cracked GRRR! I LOVE flavored balms! I’m shocked you don’t love ’em 😀 omg the lip oils are so rocktastic! I think my sis got them at the evil empire (walmart) as I stole them from her and she’s the queen of wally world so I think that’s where she hauled! you can order online though when desperate !

  • Gia

    Where are these??? I want one!! I have a Dasnai water flavored lip balm that I love!!! These ones look cute!

    • the Muse

      hey gia you can buy at most drugstores hun or walmart, target, etc

  • Anne

    Hey, should balms be switched every so often…like…do you get so used to one that it kind of doesn’t work anymore? I love these Aquafina ones…they’re all I use currently…and I notice when I first get them, I rarely put them on…the longer I have ’em, the more I”m putting them on.

    The Raspberry is my fav!!

    • the Muse

      mmm not such my balms for me but concealer and skincare does that for me sometimes 😀

      These are nice aren’t they!? 😀

  • p

    i bought an aquafina liquid lipgloss a few years ago…it applied with a wand and came in a neat waterbottle tubey thing…unfortunatly it buuuurned…and felt very chemically…i saw these today and ran home to check and see if you had anything to say about these before i risked it…now i’m gonna go back and get them tomorrow!