All The Places You Need To Keep Lip Balm

One of many of my pet peeves of the colder season is that my lips always seem to take a beating from the cold weather. In a bid to stop this happening, I tend to keep lip balms all over the place. As much as it can be expensive (although you can, of course, buy cheaper lip balms to remedy this), it means I’m never caught short if I feel like my lips are drying out or chapping. There’s nothing worse than that feeling you have when you know your lips are about to crack and you don’t have anything to hand to help prevent it.

Below is a list of all the places I keep an emergency lip balm, I encourage you to do the same if you suffer in the same ways as I do.


Coat Pocket

In the colder months I like to keep a really intensive balm in my pocket, in the shape of the Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm. This baby is my saviour in winter, it goes on like silk, doesn’t feel sticky, improves the condition of my lips almost instantly and it smells so good I want to eat it. It’s quite a big size and weight for a lip balm so I can always tell when it’s chilling in my pocket. However, if I change my coat for whatever reason, sometimes I forget to change it over, so I make sure I also have one in my…

Nuxe Reve De Miel Balm, £9.50, Feel Unique



I probably have eight or nine in my car just rolling around under seats but I keep one in the small compartment near my gear stick so it’s always in sight. If, for whatever reason, I forget to apply any lip balm I have dotted all over the place, I know I have this one in my car to apply. Only thing I would say is make sure to concentrate when you’re driving – your lips can wait. Apply before you start driving/ after you’ve parked. I don’t want to be responsible for stupid accidents because stupid people are applying lip balm whilst driving. If there isn’t a safe time to apply/ you’re late/ you’re forgetful (hello, me), then you should also make sure you’ve got one on your…

EOS Pomegranate Lip Balm, Beauty Bay, £5.95

Kiehl's Lip Balm

Work Desk (yes, it’s messy)

My lip balm at work is more of a reminder to moisturise my lips throughout the day. It also means that I’m never caught short at work, where most of my colds start (love a close-knit working environment). However, walking back to my car, getting home, eating, cleansing my skin, brushing my teeth means I might not apply again all evening, so I have to keep one in…

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 Mango, £9.50, John Lewis

My Bed

I have a ‘night time’ routine in terms of my skincare, but I also always have a lip balm in my bed to apply just before going to sleep. If you whack a decent layer on, when you wake up in the morning your lips feel really soft, which makes applying any lipstick easier. If you don’t apply lipstick, your lips are still kissably soft.

Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm, £2.69, Boots


This is known as my ‘back up’ lip balm, normally a cheapo one I’ve picked up because I’ve forgotten every single other location for a decent one. If I keep one in my bag, which I tend to have with me 80% of the time, I’m always going to have some sort of lip protection handy.

Do you have any wierd locations that you keep an emergency lip balm? I can’t be the only one who does this!

Thanks for reading.

S x


  1. Laura

    February 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    A fantastic read. Especially as forgetful as I am (baby brain). There is nothing worse than not having a lip balm nearby and constantly having to lick your lips which in my opinion makes it even more worse. Sigh 🙂 x
    P.s I love mojitos too !!

    1. Sophie

      February 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      That’s exactly what I think! Or you end up picking at your lips to make them look better – eurgh!!
      Mojitos are the way to my heart I swear haha xx

  2. Madeleine

    February 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I also keep a lip balm by the sofa, there’s three in my bag, two by the bed, several in my desk. They’re everywhere!

    1. Sophie

      February 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      I wonder when it goes from being a something we do for convenience to being an actual problem! xx

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