1.15.2013

Oh Chapstick My Chapstick


I finish all of my chapsticks. (Chapstick is a term used here to reflect all forms of lip balm. I used to be whole-heartedly devoted to medicated Chapstick, and then My Favorite Lip Balm, and then Burt's Bees, but then I discovered Nivea and I did not look back). I typically have 3 or 4 of the same chapsticks in rotation at any given time. I finish each and every one of them. I also lose each and every one of them. Possibly more than once. But it is very rare that I don't find it again. Sometimes it is found within a few days. Sometimes it takes weeks. And occasionally, one will show up at the start of fall that went missing at the end of winter. Coat pockets, purse pockets. I would go on but really, those are the only places I ever find them. I would venture to say that finding a long lost chapstick in a jacket that hasn't been worn in months is BETTER than finding a $20 bill in your pocket. (Logically, I realize this makes no sense. If I found a $20 bill in my pocket I could buy 7 brand new chapsticks and some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Maybe this is the better option....)
For some reason, I only ever lose my chapsticks when they are brand new. Never ever will I lose one that is on it's last leg. And because I'm always losing them, I have a really hard time throwing old ones away. And because I never lose those ones, I end up amassing a collection of totally useless chapsticks. And then there are those desperate moments when I've managed to lose three brand new ones so I reach for one of my trusty old ones hoping to extract the teeniest bit of balm usually without much success. Those are sad days.
But I don't fret. Because when you have seven brand-new lost chapsticks, one is bound to turn up.

21 comments:

  1. Ahh - I have a coupon for the Nivea lip balm!!! Yay! Thanks for the heads up, now I can't wait to try it. I've been using my kids lip smackers. :)

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  2. I have an addiction to lip gloss and I do the same thing! I only lose brand new ones and sometimes I have like 27 and other days I can't find a single one! It's a rough life..

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  3. I only ever have one at a time. I may *buy* 6 or 7 or a million, but mysteriously, I can only ever find one. Can't wait to try Nivea if it's better than Burt's!

    Visiting from http://marlowesloft.com

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  4. Ahh I love chapstick too! I have some Nivea, EOS, and Chapstick brand all in my purse right now lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am your newest follower! :)

    xo, Raechel
    http://livingthefancylife.blogspot.com/

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  5. New follower via the GFC blog hop. I have 3 or 4 tubes of chapstick in my purse and even more around the bedroom. Love it!

    Rachel
    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  6. haha i love this! i am the same way. it's the best, especially in the winter! love your cute blog & now following! xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

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  7. I giggled and cheered you on reading this. My new favorite has been the Blistex 5-Star Lip Protection, it's so creamy and light. I can't keep a chapstick around to save my life, though. My beagle can find them in side pockets inside purses, and in one slobbery crunch, the tube is wrecked and the product is infused with spit. I saved one nibbled tube prior to total destruction a number of times and am proud to say I am darn near the end of the stick.

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  8. That NIVEA is my FAVE!!!
    They come in that strawberry colour - which is what I use for my "lip gloss/colour" too. I literally about 8!!

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  9. Better than Burt's bees?? Oh dear, I must stay far away!

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  10. Ha! I could have written this! My fave right now is green apple Chapstick.....yum.

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  11. Funny, you used to have the same issue with pacifiers.
    Dad

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  12. You crack me up! My problem with chapstick is I NEVER finish them BECAUSE I lose them! haha I have never tried Nivea but I will now :-)

    Amanda
    alittlefierce.blogspot.com

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  13. Haha, I feel like that's the story of my life. I always lose my favorites, but if I ever buy a new kind and end up not liking it, that's the kind that sticks around forever!

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  14. Following you from the blog hop.
    Stop by and say hello ;)
    sandra xx
    http://larasvintage.blogspot.com/

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  15. this is really cute and true! although i never finish my chapsticks because i am always losing them! i always have 4 or 5 in rotation like you but i always lose them haha

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  16. Ahhhh Nivea! Neal and I discovered Nivea Chapstick in Spain of all palaces! The best! I can relate to every aspect of this post. When I go to Expos before my races, I circle the place searching for free Chapstick the vendors are handing out. And then I usually try and sneak 2-3 (or 4) just so I can stash Chapstick for when I lose them. Can't live (or sleep or run) without it!!

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  17. This is quite funny, hope you find your brand new chapsticks!^^ I've never tried Nivea before but I might pick it up after my current one runs out!:)

    Belle Epoque
    http://the-bellepoque.blogspot.sg

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  18. You are hilarious. In all seriousness I love chapstick too, it's a great brand!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  19. I'm a charter member of Chapstick Addicts Anonymous ; )
    New follower from the GFC Collective!

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  20. Some Surprising and Clever Non-Lip Uses of Chapsticks that Will Make Your Life Easier

    many people are not aware that chapsticks are not a dry lip remedy just. here are some surprising and clever non-lip uses of chapsticks.

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