A Beauty-Full Ball

A while back, Anne mentioned her winter beauty pet peeve, so I wanted to share mine: chapped lips. Yes, I really hate a dry pucker, but I love spherical beauty products. Luckily, I found Ballmania Lip Balm ($6 each), which happens to be... a ball! Available in tons of cute colors and designs, these twist-top balls contain SPF 20 lip balm in a vanilla cream flavor. It’s not as sickly sweet as it sounds; it’s actually subtly delicious, but not in a way that will make you want to lick your lips all day (too much of that is so not attractive).

I’ve been carrying around a purple-polka-dotted version all winter, and it’s really easy to find in the bottom of my bag. Also, it reminds me of the days when I wouldn’t walk a step without one of those grocery store toy machine superballs in my hand. Just don’t try to bounce your lip balm--it doesn’t have the spring action of the good old superball. Rolling, however, works like a charm.

And I appreciate beauty items that double as toys.