Hoarding Diaries – BOOM! Balms

Soz for the title of this post, trying to get a bit of alliteration on the go for this Hoarding Diaries series of posts…. Anyway now we move on to the balms. I actually did clear these out a few months ago as I had so many duplicates (in fact there were 5 Lush lip balms altogether) 
 (can’t really do a l-r but heres what we have – B balm in blip, dermologica renewing lip treatment, tokyo milk iced green tea x 2, tokyo milk let them eat cake, burts bee’s tinted balm x 2, eyeko fat balm x 4, h & m fresh pear and pea, lush snow fairy, l’occitane apricot flower balm, lip smacker easter cake, nivea milk and honet, rose petal salve, phew!)
 I have an unhealthy obsession with TokyoMilk stuff, it’s really quite expensive too so quite a bad habit! My favourite is the newer version of the Iced Green Tea, its a lot more soothing and helps chapped lips more than the old formula. Let them eat cake is quite a sickly fragrance so can only use that now and again because it’s so sweet!
 I have NO idea why I have four Eyeko Fat Balms. They’re really good though as you can use them on your lips and cheeks. They can be a little bit heavy as blusher sometimes so depends which foundation you use for how nice they look/feel.
 As you can see, I have one of each colour and two of the Strawberry one. They smell so good though and the Strawberry has a hint of shimmer. Toffee is a nice natural summer colour and alternative to bronzer and Frosting is a lovely bright pink. Looks really nice on lips but can look a bit too flush on cheeks sometimes.
The winner of the balms battles is definitely the Burt’s Bee’s Tinter Lip Balm. I got it free in a goodie bag at The Look Show a few months ago and never looked back. Another handbag must have at the moment it the L’occitane Apricot Leaf balm as it’s really versatile and can even be used in your hair.
I’ll also add this is a very slimmed down summery of the vast amount of balms I own. I know I have about double this but they’re here, there and everywhere in pockets and bags and such. It’s a sick sick addiction!!
Whats your favourite balm? 


  1. March 4, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    I have a hundred lipbalms. I know were exactly 2 of them are. ridic. I am a huge fan of the burts bees ones tho!

    • March 4, 2012 / 1:07 pm

      Hahahaha they're my most collected item. Mainly because I always lose/forget them then need to buy one when out.

  2. March 3, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I love the Lip Smacker ones that are£1 from Primark. They are fizzy drink flavoured and the Cherry Coke one smells amazing!! X

    • March 4, 2012 / 1:06 pm

      They are great for little impulse buys.

  3. March 3, 2012 / 11:41 am

    I can't use scented or flavoured lipbalms 'cause I always end up just licking them off! I have resorted to using a boring old Nivea one, it does the job though.

    Holli x

    • March 4, 2012 / 1:06 pm

      Nivea do a good one in a pot thats plain but works really well in the winter.

  4. March 3, 2012 / 10:02 am

    Wow, you have loads of lip balms! The tinted Burt's Bees one looks so nice 🙂 x

    • March 4, 2012 / 1:06 pm

      Its about £4 so quite cheap for a good product!

  5. Anonymous
    March 2, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    i'll take the ROSE PETAL SALVE…. its my favourite :0)

    • March 2, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      Hehe, it's quite a good one isnt it, and how you can use it on different things!

    • March 2, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      It was limited edition at christmas last year, I got about 4!!

  6. March 2, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    I've got 18 at the moment, and I hoard Burt's Bees like there's no tomorrow x

    • March 2, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      I think I had more than that before I 'sorted' them out!

    • March 2, 2012 / 11:46 pm

      Ah the burts bees one is the best by far! its amazing how we collect these things without realising!

  7. March 2, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I always have flaky lips so I love balm, but I never seem to be able to find any when I need it!!! Grr. I love chap stick and palmers, they work really well. Xxx

    • March 2, 2012 / 11:45 pm

      I did try a palmers one once, it was chocolate and mint I think!