One horrid lip balm - Carmex Lime Twist with SPF 15


May 28, 2012 Skincare 18 Comments

Even though I love to follow beauty trends I’m always dubious to something that gains ‘cult status’ as it’s usually because some model or other celeb claims they use it……

So step right up Carmex Lip Balm. I remember way back in 1996 when I was at the London College of Fashion doing my makeup course listening to the teachers wax lyrical about it. All the students had assumed that because I was from the US I might have at least a few tubs of this amaze product with me (it was hard to get in the UK at that time). To be honest I had no idea what they were talking about until someone put it on my lips while we were practicing makeup on each other and I nearly gagged.

Fast forward 16 years later and I clearly forgot about that moment because I bought this when I was visiting the homeland last year. I only just recently opened it as it must have fallen into the abyss with all my other lip balms. I think it should have stayed there as this is really foul. Not only do you have the medicinal smelling Carmex funk, but added with lime which makes me want to vomit – yeah it’s that bad. Don’t ask me why I bought it – I was in Rite Aid with my cousin Lela and I got confused!

I’ve seen quite a few favourable Carmex reviews lately and ladies you can keep it, I’d rather eat broken glass than use this stuff!


  • Lela
    May 28, 2012 at 3:41 am Reply

    I remember…it is Shi

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:32 am Reply

      Totally shi! xoxo

  • Ashley
    May 28, 2012 at 5:57 am Reply

    Yikes that sucks! I’ve never tried the original Carmex lip balms but their Moisture Plus line is nice. It smells vanilla-y with a refreshing tingle… None of that medicinal lime vomit LOL :P

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:33 am Reply

      MLV – Nice one Ashley! :D

  • gio
    May 28, 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

    I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. The scent sounds really awful, I’ll stay away from it..

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:34 am Reply

      Well Carmex do a few other ‘flavours’ so maybe you’ll find something you like….. :D

  • Sarah
    May 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm Reply

    I’m not a fan of the carmex scent anyway but lime chucked into the equation as well?! WERGH!

    I much prefer sweet smelling balms any day :) xx

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:35 am Reply

      As you do I Sarah Lou ! :D

  • Kizzy
    May 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Lol! I’ve heard people raving about it, but I’v never tried it. Probably never will after reading this! ;-)

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:36 am Reply

      It’s definitely one of those things you either love or hate and we know how I feel about it…… xoxo

  • Lola
    May 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Aww sorry to hear that you don’t get on with it! I love Carmex :( xx

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:37 am Reply

      Well Lola you must have a better constitution than me! :D

  • Madam M
    May 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm Reply

    awww i love carmex. I swear its the only thing at the moment that can and actually soothe my lips (stooped oratane) I prefer carmex over blistex as blistex has a much stronger taste to carmex. Lime sound a like an interesting flavour but i have spotted a cherry carmex and I’m now on the hunt for that. Its a little hard to get here in Australia.

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:38 am Reply

      Well if you want me to get a Lime and Cherry one just give me a shout I’m here for two weeks! I just won’t ever kiss you while you are wearing it! lol :D

  • Karla
    Jun 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm Reply

    I saw the photo of this first on Blog Lovin’ and thought “Oooo that sounds amazing” and then I saw your post title! Think I’ll miss trying this one then! x

    1. Annabella
      Jun 2, 2012 at 4:40 am Reply

      Glad I saved you some money although I’m spending some of it right now he he :D

  • Socialite Dreams
    Jun 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm Reply

    god i hate carmex! never understood why people love it :(

    1. Annabella
      Jun 6, 2012 at 12:08 am Reply

      Glad you are on my side Vonnie! :D

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