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Battle of the Balms: Nivea 'V' Maybelline

Sunday, 13 July 2014

left to right: Intense Care, Hydrate, Peach Kiss, Mint Fresh, Nivea Essential Care, Pink Punch, Nivea Hydro Care, Cherry Me
When Baby Lips first hit the UK, I was completely brainwashed by their cute colourful packaging and their promise of baby soft lips. Being a lip balm addict it's not surprising I went out and bought all six. Initially I really loved them, however I've noticed that in my case, they don't really seem to have any affect on my lips. I found that on me, they aren't as moisturising as I hoped, and don't seem to do anything to my lips when I use them.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a complete Baby Lips hater. I actually really like the tinted ones in the collection, mainly because I think they are great for an effortless pop of colour on the go. All three of the colour ones are super pigmented and will be perfect for Summer when you just want to throw something on. Each one has a different scent and they all smell amazing. In terms of scent, Pink Punch definitely wins.
After deciding Baby Lips just weren't cutting it for me, I decided to repurchase a tried and tested favourite of mine, Nivea lip balms. These are the lip balms that I always seem to turn to when my lips are dry or cracked, as they are so nourishing and hydrating.
I bought three from the whole collection, one of which was coloured. It leaves a pale pink sheen on the lips, which is really good just to throw on (As you may have noticed, the pink one isn't in the picture, purely because I seem to have lost it when I went shopping last week). The other two are just clear lip balms, which I like to use when my lips aren't looking their best, or when they're just feeling slightly dry.
Nivea lip balms also smell amazing, however in terms of coloured balms, I have to say I favour Baby Lips as they have a wider range and a realy good colour pay off.
Overall, I have to side with Nivea in terms of how moisturising they are. However, I'm not a complete Baby Lips basher, as I would always chose them over any other balm when I want an effortless pop of colour.
Lily Mint. 

40 comments:

  1. I love the Nivea balms but have never tried Baby Lips as I've heard mixed reviews! I mght pick a baby lips up just to add a bit of colour like you said but use Nivea for moisture
    x

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Definitely try out one of the coloured ones, but keep using Nivea as well!!xx

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  2. Love the design of your blog so much!
    Really cool blog!
    L xx
    www.lorneee.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love your blog, it looks stunning! I love all your blog posts, so excited for future posts! Just to let you know I followed you back on bloglovin :)
    Keep in touch!
    http://karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk
    Karis x

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  4. Loved this post! Followed your blog, great reviews! :) keep it up! :D
    Naomi
    www.doesntshesparkle.blogspot.com
    xx

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  5. Great post! I really like both of these but i dont find the bay lips super moisturizing but i still do use my pretty much everyday!
    x
    www.littlekaatie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, I still use the coloured ones pretty much everyday!xx

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  6. I love the baby lips in Cherry Me, such a pretty colour.
    Great blogpost, loved reading it.

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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    1. check out my blog and follow me plz thx. www.keeupuk.blogspot.com

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  7. Battle of the balms is such a good post title! I've never actually tried baby lips balms! Nivea balms have always been in my bag though, I love them

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  8. I use the peach one from the Baby Lips line and I love it. They've just released the Electro Baby Lips which look pretty cool too! Oh btw I nominated you for a Liebster Award cos I really like your blog. All of the details are on my blog if you want to check them out :) x

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    1. I love the peach one as well!! Thankyou so much, I will definitely go take a look xx

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  9. I'd have to go with Nivea too. Great post!
    Please check out my new post?
    littlemisscazzie.blogspot,com x

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  10. I also use Nivea balms, but both look quite good! :)
    Simimaus

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    1. Nivea lip balms are definitely my most used as well xx

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  11. check out my blog and follow me plz thx. www.keeupuk.blogspot.com

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  12. Hey, I tagged you for the Liebster Award tag! If you were interested in doing the tag, you can see the tag here : http://briannaly.blogspot.com/2014/07/liebster-award-tag.html

    I tagged you because your blog is great!

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    1. Thankyou so much, I will be sure to do it!!

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  13. Hi, I have nominated you for the Liebster award because i love your blog! you can get more information here http://amytalks96.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/nominated-for-liebster-award.html
    I hope you take part as it is a lot of fun! x

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    1. Thankyou so much! I will definitely do it xx

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  14. I haven't tried Nivea but I reckon both of them are very similar. But the Maybelline packaging is so cute but I agree with you, they are not as moisturising as I would have liked

    splasheswithfabulosity.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You should definitely try the Nivea! xx

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  15. Never tried the Nivea ones, but think I'll have to now, since I'm a lip balm addict as well. Great post! XD

    www.girlattitudes.com

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    1. Thankyou so much, you definitely should xx

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  16. yeah, i agree, i don't find babylips all that hydrating! much prefer the korres lip butters

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. my giveaway to win a cute Dahlia coat ends soon! click here!

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    1. I haven't tried the korres lip butters, will definitely have to try them xx

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  17. Hello!
    Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Go over to my blog here - http://karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/liebster-award.html to check out the post I made and find out more about it. Also, I love your blog :)
    Karis xx

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    1. Thankyou so much, I will definitely do it xx

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  18. I'm using Soap & Glory's The Smooch Operator Lip Balm at the moment, and that seems to be working well for me. I really do need to try baby lips though!

    http://vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't heard of that, sounds good though xx

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  19. Great blog post, loved it. :)
    teenfashionlifestyle.blogspot.com

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