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Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm

6 Jun

I went to Target and bought this balm one morning after I woke up to lips so chapped they put Angelina Jolie’s to shame. Looking, I find it difficult to believe that I had no appropriate balms. Perhaps my inflated lips clouded my judgment.

I plodded through the drugstore aisles while keeping my hooded head down. I punched names of balms into my iPhone, eventually settling on this one because a balm blogger claimed that it has magical healing powers and because the first ingredient was actually coconut oil.

By that evening, my clown lips had disappeared, and the constant stinging sensation had subsided. There aren;t any pictures of my lips in that swollen state, but you’ll have to take my word: The fact that this balm calmed my swollen lips is nothing short of amazing. If you ever have swollen or chapped lips, this is your go-to balm.

Magical healing powers aside, It’s the kind of thick that sometimes groups disgustingly in the corners of my mouth. The coconut flavor is a little too intense. I can’t so much as drink water without the flavor seeping into my mouth and making my throat feel odd when I take a deep breath. If I were 12 and into eating my lip balm, this would be fantastic. I’m not, though, so I’ll keep it in the drawer for Jolie/clown emergencies.

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