It's all my fault really. If I hadn't been an absolute idiot and washed my new favorite lip balm (Butterscotch by Beccalights, $2.50) with my laundry (thus rendering several shirts and pants useless as well as my lip balm - talk about adding insult to injury!), I wouldn't be in this situation.
Beccalights is on break until the 22nd of January, so I'll just have to resort to some samples of a random brand I was given at work, but it all pales by comparison. No, really. I have a habit of pursing my lips a lot from back in the day when my angsty teenage self had braces, and my habit gets worse using this lip balm (yes, that's a compliment!). I'm not sure if it's the olive oil or the sweet almond oil that does it, but my lips roll off each other. They're slick and smooth and not disgustingly waxy like your average pharmacy brand. It's been working, too, because my lips haven't chapped at all since I started using it. For a person who's anal about avoiding dry lips and skin at all costs, it was definitely two and a half bucks well spent, and will be well spent again. I just wish she'd come up with more flavors!