Hi my Readers 🙂
It is not often I find something that I can call favorite. Recently I wrote a post about my favorite shower gel and how they changed it after the repackaging. And it is time I write my thoughts about the balm that was my favorite, checked 3 cities, 10 stores and walked so many kilometers until I found it.
The first lip balm that I tried from Ziaja was the orange one. It was good and when I finished it I wanted to try another one. And then is when I tried the olive one.
Ziaja lip balm
Why I liked this lip balm
The orange one.
When I first tried the orange one, it was winter time. All of the other lip balms were having that waxy feeling on my mouth and I always felt them on my lips. This one was A BALM for the lips. A REAl BALM for the lips. I was so amazed by it that I wore it all the time. It had that slip to it and I really enjoyed it. Come summer, it had the same consistency. It wasn’t too oily from the warmth, it was perfect. The most amazing consistency of a balm that I have ever tried.
When I finished it, I tried the olive one. Same thing, even more amazed that the other one because it had even better smell to it. I like oranges but this one had the most amazing smell. It was BALM for the lips, was not waxy in cold and was not oily in warm. Same consistency all the time.
Looking for the new one
I traveled abroad for the summer. I left this one because I knew that If I would be out a lot, I would need something with SPF. (Here I wrote about how my coleague thought it was a french frie and threw it away and all that stuff.) Since then, I couldn’t find it. I searched everywhere and finaly gave up and decided to just buy another one and it I find it, I would just have back up. That is when I searched for it in 3 cities and so many stores.
I was ready to buy an expired one just to have it again :D.
Luckily, they brought it again and I bought it. Lo and behold, few days later I find the old one on my desk in between some books 😀
The new version (you can buy it by clicking here)
The new one has oily slip to it. It is left on the cold and sometimes it feels like I’m putting water on it. If I put a little too muck it feels like I just ate some VERY oily salad.
It disappointed me so much. From my favorite balm, to an oil for the lips.
I mean, If I wanted oil for the lips, I would have just use coconut oil. I tried placing it in the fridge. That helped and it did make it better but it is pointless when I need to use it on room-temperature. Not to mention summer.
Just yesterday I wore it in my pocked and it became so liquidy that it flew right out of the tube and ended up on my coat, scarf and half of my face. I didn’t even pressured it for it to make such a mess.
The opening is so scratchy that sometimes hurt my lips and have to be reeeally careful. all of this problems and now to be careful when applying lip balm that supposed to be soothing? Nah, thanks.
It looks like there are some changes to the look as well. The old one looks like it is made for the USA and the EU markets (generalization, but you know what I mean) by the metric/imperial measurements that are placed on the packaging.
The new one looks like it has only the metric measuring system on the packaging.
Knowing that I ruined a scarf, coat and my hair because it got everywhere since it is more like oil and not a balm, it is not any more nourishing as it used to be and it really it is not what I expect from it, I am really disappointed that I don’t have my favorite lip balm anymore.
Did something similar happened to you?
What is your favorite lip balm? I am currently searching for one.
Here is another post about lip balms as I am searching for new one.
Have a nice one,