Not that the weather is colder and the furnace is on, drying out the air in the house, I have a desperate need for lip balm. I was putting on some Carmex this morning and it reminded me of something Daughter did over the weekend. When it comes to Carmex, I like to use the stuff in the small white container with the yellow twist-off lid. I rub my finger in the Carmex and then apply it to my lips. Daughter had a container of lip balm similar to the Carmex container, although a little wider and flatter. When she applied it this weekend, she took the lid off and rubbed her lips directly on it. I have never seen anyone do this and it left me a bit aghast. I shot her a strange look and she said, “What?” I made a comment about her technique and she said she had learned it from a friend of hers and, “What’s wrong with it anyway? People put their lips directly on lip balm when applying it from a tube.” She had me there. She also said that it prevents greasy fingers. Another good point.
My question for you: What’s your preferred method of applying lip balm?
In a related blog post, Joy Erickson recently wrote about being addicted to lip balm. For me, the addiction only lasts through the winter.