I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant and exhibiting all the classic symptoms. In addition to a fabulously rotund belly, I'm sporting some fantastic cankles and rocking an unwavering waddle. In the face of all this awkwardness I've been finding little ways to pamper myself and feel a little more put together — this was my motivation for experimenting with homemade lip balm.
The resulting recipe is an excellent way to give myself a little extra attention. The balm is satiny smooth and leaves my lips feeling soft and tasting heavenly. It's ever-so-slightly glossier than the balms I'm accustomed to, giving my lips a subtle shine. Perhaps the sheen will distract from the water retention?
You can use cleaned leftover lip balm containers or purchase new ones inexpensively, like these acrylic jars. Adding lipstick or blush for color isn't necessary but can be a lot of fun. I had some RMS Beauty lip shine samples hanging around that were perfect for the job. To prevent tinted lip balm from leaving a hued residue on your fingers, apply the lip balm with a Q-tip.
Makes 6 (0.20 ounce) jars
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