Cherry ChapSticks remind me of being a teenager and listening to Savage Garden on repeat. Those little tubes of fruity scented balm were the height of fashion fifteen years ago, but they’ve not really evolved in the decades since. On the one hand I love that I can still pick up a product I loved back in the day, but on the other I always wanted them to shake things up a bit and surprise us all with a little innovation. My subconscious requests have now been answered with these cute double-ended fruity balms which definitely put a little fun back into the ChapStick brand again; available in two different flavours, you can either apply each end individually or layer them for a ‘smoothie’ like result that’s perfectly timed for the holiday season.
Compared to the ChapStick I remember, these are definitely smoother and more hydrating – they claim to provide up to eight hours hydration (which is a little overzealous and probably unrealistic!) thanks to nourishing ingredients including aloe vera, helping to soothe dry lip instantly. They provide a subtle hint of summer fruits (including strawberry, banana, berry and lemon) which is neither too sweet or too overwhelming, appealing to anyone and everyone whilst remaining ‘grown up’. I do find carrying around a regular ChapStick to be a little bit unglamorous, but these inject a little fun while being perfectly acceptable to pop in a clutch bag. At £2.99 each, you really can’t go wrong!
Are you a fan of ChapStick? Do any of the variants remind you of times gone by? Will you be picking one of these double-ended versions up this summer?
The Chapstick Mixstix double-ended balm is available from Tesco stores priced £2.99.
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