Prompt #10: Find a round object nearby and describe it.
Blistex Lip Medex. It's one of those Carmex-esque tubs of lip balm. It's the kind of thing that tends to make me feel a little sensual when I put it on since I have to be more careful than using chapstick in a tube, but it also smells medicinal and is messy, so it's kind of like "Ooh, sexy -- oh gross." I do like rather absentmindedly touching a bit of balm to my lips and slowing applying it (in part because a little goes a long way and I don't wish to look like I tripped and faceplanted in a tub of Vaseline), but again, medicine fingers. Boo. And I'm not nearly femme enough to walk around with a little lip brush. That sounds like accessories which sounds like purses which sounds like hyperventilating.
The tub isn't that interesting, really. It's dark blue and pretty easy to find in a pocket or my laptop bag because of its distinct shape (as compared to mistaking a tube of chapstick for a pen, marker, or tampon). It's my go-to balm when I run out of chapstick (or accidentally throw it away, which I'm pretty good at doing). Using The Tub of Goo reminds me I need to go to the dollar store for my preferred chapstick, another Blistex product in a soft orange that smells and feels luscious (despite the red-eyed, sneezy-faced visual the item name might conjure).
The orange tube replaced my first Blistex love, Herbal Answer (yes, I am overly invested in chapstick; hush). It's only available online and the cost of shipping is more than the lip balm itself, but sometimes I add it to my cart on drugstore.com and think about owning a tube or four again. It started my love affair with lip balms that had shea butter in them.
Well, I've officially revealed myself as a lip balm addict. I'm off to find a support group of some kind. Or maybe break into a drugstore.com warehouse.
(p.s. I'm sure it sounds like it, but this post was not sponsored by Blistex. If they need a lip balm tester however...)