Hello World! Oh how I have missed taking pictures to share on my blog! Spencer needed my camera for a few weeks, which I happily handed over. Unfortunately, this left me with only an iPhone to take pictures with. This would be totally fine, if I weren't so picky about the photography on my blog. Long story short, Spencer has now returned my camera and I'm jumping back in from my long blogging break with a review of these NYC lip balms.
This collection from NYC came out A LONG time ago. I would be surprised if it were within the last year (or even two?). I had first fallen in love with these cute apple balms only a few weeks after their release, but didn't feel totally comfortable spending more than a couple dollars on a drugstore lip balm. As fate would have it, after I've long forgotten about my Applelicious crush, I find five different shades in my local dollar store. Five dollars total for this cute little collection. I'm not sure if it is all of the shades the original NYC collection had to offer, but it's plenty for my personal stash!
The names of each shade are almost cuter than the lip balm itself! Caramel Apple? Apple Blueberry Pie?! Oh, and the balms SMELL like apples. Honestly, what is there not to love? The shades are sheer, like balms tend to be, and glide on smooth and feel super hydrating on the lips. I think the only negative I could find is that some shades look like dupes for each other. For example; I think Apple Blossom and Apple Blueberry Pie look almost identical in person. However, I can't say I'm disappointed, especially when I only paid $5 for the lot of them.
I think these make great "everyday" makeup. If I knew on a day I couldn't handle the maintenance of a gloss or lipstick I could still wear something to add some color to my lips. For me, the apple smell is pleasant. I know some people are very sensitive to the smell of cosmetics and if you are one of those people I suggest buying one of the balms and testing the water before jumping in for the whole collection.
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