Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip Essence Balm
The weather in Korea has two extremes, either incredibly cold or super muggy and hot. The air con and heating are constantly blasting, it's no wonder that people suffer from dry lips. I have so many lip balms knocking around that I never really feel any solidarity to a certain brand. The lovely Anna bought me this Tony Moly lip balm for my birthday, all because of how it was packaged.
Cost: This was a gift from the lovely Anna, but it costs ₩5,900 from a Tony Moly shop. It's pretty cheap, but I think you're mainly paying for the packaging. You don't get very much product, but you don't have to use much either so it does last a long time.
Prettiness: I love that it comes in the shape of a pair of lips. Bonus points for the novelty. It smells so nice too.
Usability: This is really easy to use as it's a standard lip balm that you apply with your finger. I really like it because it feels like a lip balm, but looks quite glossy and lasts a long time. I sometimes think glosses make your lips end up feeling even dryer, but this one doesn't.
Overall, treat yourself to this product and have it in your bag. Or it would be perfect to send home as a present. I liked enough to want to try the accompanying lip scrub that Tiara mentioned in her blog. I love little things like this that are taken as the norm here but would be super expensive back in the UK. It's subtle yet effective and a handy size to carry around. I'm looking forward to trying similar products and seeing if they compare.
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