Observation #1: Although I'm the Manicured Librarian, I rarely write about health and beauty. There are too many other fun things to comment on!
Observation #2: The larger and more prominent your lips are, the more you need lip balm.
Even in a mild climate like Hawaii's, we need protection. When I'm out and about, I'm wearing lipstick or lipgloss. Or both. But when I'm at home, it's just lip balm. I thought I'd share my opinions of these because they work for me, and I've been using them for a while.
Here are my picks for keeping lips smooth and moist at home:
Day: Maybelline Baby Lips in Grape Vine or Cherry Me. These have taken the place of Fresh lip balms as my daytime favorites. They taste and smell good, will slightly tint your lips, and cost about $4 - less on sale. They are .15 oz., and there are other flavors.
Night: Pangea Ecocentric Lipcare in Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom. I'm usually neutral about lavender, but love the slight fragrance of this. Check out all the natural ingredients, too. They are very moisturizing, and the tubes last long as they are huge - .25 oz. There are two other flavors. The cost - $12 - will throw you off, but I did get mine on sale for 1/2 price.
By the way, those Fresh lip balms are $22.50 or more!