You guys know about my love affair with the Christian Dior Crème De Rose lip balm, right? If you don’t, you should. I am insanely in love with it. I have gone through about 4 pots of the heavenly stuff, and my lips refuse to be happy without it. Everything about it is perfect; the scent, the color (a soft, rose pink), the packaging, and the consistency… I could use it for the rest of my life and never get bored of it.
There is, however, another high-end, rose-scented lip balm lurking out there in the world, haunting me. The most coveted rose lip balm is not my beloved Christian Dior, but instead a totally different one - the By Terry Baume de Rose. Oh, this product is raved about from top beauty bloggers everywhere; everyone seems to love it. I myself decided to cheat on my Dior love to try this out, thinking, “Well, shucks. If everyone else says it’s the best then BY GOLLY! It’s probably THE BEST!” So while visiting a Saks ages ago (around Christmas, I believe), I tried it out at the counter… and I wasn’t impressed. To be honest, I probably would have bought it anyway to give it a proper try, but seeing as it was Christmas time I was spending a lot of money and decided it could wait.
Fast-forward half a year and I’m shopping at a Space NK and see this little guy again. I immediately went to try it, thinking, “This will be the day I fall in love with ANOTHER lip balm!” (no need to mention that I really don’t need TWO rose-scented lip balm loves…) And… yet again I was unmoved by this product. Maybe I’ve hyped it up too much in my mind, and therefore it’s doomed to fail my tests, but it just doesn’t come close to my Dior one.
So there it is – the Holy Grail that wasn’t. For now at least.
Sad times for By Terry. But goodness, ladies, (and gents), you HAVE to go try the Christian Dior one. It’s seriously the best. *Hugs my lip balm and looks around protectively for lip balm stealers*
P.S. Excuse the stock photo – I don’t own this product so I am unable to properly photograph it.
P.P.S. If I ever come on this blog with an adamant “I HEART this product now!!” it’s not that I am sponsored by them… it’s that I have finally caved, given it a proper try, and finally saw the hype. That time is just not right now.
Um... another P.S. I really want to try the "rose gold" version of the By Terry - that one looks gorgeous!
And lastly, while getting links for this post I came across two deals. If you want to go ahead and give the Christian Dior a go, Bloomingdales has a special where you get a free deluxe sample of their famous DiorShow Mascara with any Dior purchase. Link!
The second deal I found is on Sephora - If you are a VIB they have an amazing sample bag for free with any $35 purchase with code WELOVEVIBS. Plus you get the additional 3 regular samples. Not bad!
Okay... this was a long post. Sheesh. I'll hush now.