Winter Skin – Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

Winter can be harsh on your skin – cold winds, central heating, the extra booze and late nights all lead to dehydrated skin. And nowhere does dry skin show up better than on your lips. HIYA.

Cue the need for a really good lip balm- but one that tastes nice and smooths over any dry bits without being too heavy or oily 

Enter… Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm!!

My first Christmas gift for 2012!! This lip balm comes in a cute tin like Vaseline but tastes and feels ten times better. I found that Vaseline soothed dry skin initially, but didn’t help to really get rid of the crispy bits. Smith’s is lovely, minty and tingly, with no rose flavour which is great because I hate that floral taste – like Parma Violets covered in pot-pourri, bleurgh.

What can it be used for?

Marketed as a multi purpose balm, it can be rubbed into elbows, knees and shins as well as helping to treat minor burns…..really? Mate, Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream you is not! The makers have also recommended you dab a bit on your temples to help relieve headaches and tension. My thoughts? Unless you’re up for smelling and feeling like a minty tub of Vicks vapour, it’s really better off staying on your lips..

Colour wise – it’s a nice sheer pink which can be used throughout the day for a natural looking sheen. The texture is sublime, it glides on and has that addictive supple feel when on. Once the balm has worn off, sometimes you end up with drier lips than normal but this balm left my lips velvety soft

Final thoughts

I only got this yesterday and I’m already addicted to it! The texture is so smooth, it tastes and smell lovely and, more importantly, my dry lips have disappeared overnight!

It’s definitely a lip balm as opposed to a multi-purpose balm but its a very good lip balm!

Available at House of Fraser, American Apparel and ASOS now.


Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. ♥ Sara || Pretty In Pink || Beauty || Fashion || Music || UK ♥
    December 29, 2012 / 1:00 pm

    I really need to try this but I never get around to buying it! I found your blog via the #bbloggers blog hop and I'm so glad I did, it's such a good read, you now have a new follower! I also had way too much fun playing with those fish….Let me know if you stop by mine,Sara

  2. Zoe W
    December 30, 2012 / 1:25 am

    Ah wow, thanks Sara – its such a nice feeling to know that there are actually people reading my blog other than my poor friends who I've bullied into following!I checked out your blog – it's so professional looking, the design looks great! Also glad to see a blogger based in Birms- my family town! I am now following via Google Friend Connect… (whatever that means, still getting used to all this)Looking forward to reading more :)xXXXx