What does Glee, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Napolean Dynamite, and the unforgettable tune, 'I Kissed a Girl' have in common? They all reference the classic Chapstick, of course!
It makes sense; Chapstick is cult for a reason. Here I chat about 4 of the best, and what your choice of Chapstick says about you. Oh, and just how they pack a punch to pouts, all for less than the price of a large latte. Yes. We use Chapstick. And we like it...
Classic Lip Balm
Chapstick's classic balm is the original - and some would argue, the best. Designed to moisturise and soothe lips, while preventing further dryness and cracks, the Classic has a slight menthol scent and contains an SPF 15 for extra protection. If you'd never drink a Vanilla Coke, cried when you heard about the remake of 'Dirty Dancing' and have had the same celebrity crush for years (most likely Brad Pitt) the Classic Chapstick is the one for you; in your eyes, it's the original and the best. Also a top choice for boys who don't want to look like they're wearing their girlfriends lipstick - it goes on totally clear - this is the tradies balm of choice for fighting the outdoor elements.
Strawberry Lip Balm
The cheeky cousin to Katy's fave - Cherry, of course - the Strawberry Chapstick contains all the benefits of the Original formula with a delicious Strawberry scent and taste thrown in (SPF and all) for good measure. If strawberry sundaes are your McDonalds delicacy of choice, if you were obsessed with the Baby-sitters Club books, (or 'novels' as you referred to them) and if you yearn for the days when Miley Cyrus was good ol' Hannah Montana, you are a Strawberry Chapstick lover through and through. For the record, this is nothing to be ashamed of. Also, it's important to note the Strawberry sundae is the only permanent sundae fixture on the menu with a 'fruit' topping. Therefore, you may class yourself as 'healthy' and deserve to use the hash tag #fitspo at any given time.
True Shimmer Berry
Just like Jimmy Buffet, and his yearning for Pina Coldas and getting caught in sudden downpours, perhaps you were loyal to Strawberry, but were looking for something new? Enter True Shimmer Berry. Not only does it moisturise and soothe, it goes that extra mile to add a shimmering highlight to lips. Plus, it's berry scent is straight from the coolis atop your favourite Chocolate cake. If you love True Shimmer Berry, you probably have a penchant for a little glitz and glam, would've been right at home at Studio 54 (think a disco Diane Von Furstenberg) and don't mind paying over $10 for a punnet of raspberries. After all, you've saved cash with your wallet-friendly lip balm of choice.
True Shimmer Tropical
Last, but by no means least, there's True Shimmer Tropical. Just like True Shimmer Berry, it brings a little shimmer to Chapstick's usual benefits with a touch of beachy freshness. Think Castaway meets Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami - any beach lover will become addicted to its summery scent.True fans will maintain a nostalgic memories of their first taste of Malibu and Pineapple juice, have already ordered at least 5 pairs of bikinis before summer officially hits and think anyone who shuns coconut is coco-nuts.
Which Chapstick are you? Remember, you can snap up your lip balm soulmate at Woolworths, Coles and IGAs everywhere.
For the record, I'm Strawberry through and through - Lauren