I was so excited to pick one of these up and although my Tesco only had the Strawberry one available, I wasn't disappointed because this is the flavour I wanted. I am forever buying lip products because I always have sore lips. They're often flaky, sore and sometimes they split. It was only a few months ago that my doctor told me that I actually suffer from eczema on my lips (although it sounds a little weird, yes, it is possible to have eczema there). I asked of there was anything he could prescribe or recommend and he said Vaseline is the best thing to use. I wasn't impressed to say the least, I'm not the biggest fan of Vaseline...
The packaging of the product is really cute and I love the fact that it's a little cube (this is the new packaging, the old packaging was round like the EOS ones). The top screws off (as shown in the picture below) and it's perfect for on the go application. The cube shaped packaging doesn't make the product at all bulky and it's perfect for popping inside your makeup bag, handbag or in a pocket. There is also a small black chord attached to the product that means you can attach your lip balm to your phone, keys or maybe even handbag.
The balm itself feels really nice on the lips and doesn't feel greasy at all. I like to apply a good layer of this before I go to bed so it has all night to soak into my lips. I always wake up with lips that feel super soft. Applying the balm is really easy as it's shaped like a pyramid and glides on perfectly.
This Balmi balm cost £4.99 from Tesco and I don't think it's a bad price. I have been using this balm and applying a good layer of it since I bought it in April and it still hasn't ran out. Fair enough, the product is no longer the pyramid shape and is just flat but there's still a lot left. If you divide the price by the amount of times I have used it, this product is great value for money!
Don't get me wrong, this lip balm makes my lips feel nice but I don't think that it's going to become my holy grail lip balm. I most definitely will buy another one when it runs out because it does soften my lips; just not as good as my Carmex does! I think this lip balm would be perfect for someone who likes a long lasting lip balm to use during the day, likes to apply a good layer of something to condition their lips over night, likes cute packaging and doesn't require a medicated lip product for problematic lips.
What do you think of the Balmi balms?