Two things I love in life: champagne and Doritos. No, wait—this is about the other two things I love in life: lip balms and bath bombs. For one, they hydrate my ever-dry skin, and two, there are some out right now that are adorably-packaged/pretty/cool/fab (plus, they are homophones, so we’re all having a good time). And, if you're planning to pucker or cozy up to your beloved anytime soon, you need these in your life. Here are my faves for the end of 2016.


Dinoplatz Too Cool for School Lip Balm, $15

An absoluty collectible lip balm. Dinoplatz makes 6 different little tins for the too-cool-for-school lady or gent in your life. Check out the full line here and you can also buy it at Sephora.

Fizz & Bubble Rose Garden Bath Fizzy, $6

Fresh outta Portland, this brand makes a ton of super fun bath bombs and fizzies (cupcake- and truffle-shaped and "milkshakes"). I love the Rose Garden, Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, and Lavender Fields. Find it here.


Lush Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb, $6.95

Like we're not gonna include the brand that is Queen of all Bath Bombing! Lush sold out of its Halloween selection (and yep, I missed it), so try to grab this pretty leaf before it goes too. (Or you could try the wine-colored waters of Lord of Misrule, my other fave). Available at Lush stores nationwide, including City Creek Center.


Lano The Original 101 Ointment in Strawberry, $13.50

Super gorgeous packaging? Check. Majorly hydrating? Check. Also comes in Apple and Peach? DONE. This stuff is amazing. Find it at Ulta.

Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque Lip Balm, $20

Most fans of the Lipstick Queen will hustle to buy this vitamin-enriched absolutely pretty lip balm, but if you're not already in the know, this little pot will help your lips to retain moisture over time. We found it at Barneys.


Fortune Cookie Soap Prepare to Die Bath Bomb, $6.15

No, no, not like I'm gonna kill you, more like The Princess Bride. Found this extremely niche little product online here, and to be honest, it would make a pretty great gift for that special Inigo Montoya in your life.


Waxelene Lip Balm, $5

Found at multiple drugstores, Waxelene is the perfect antidote to a Vaseline addict. While this can be used on your lips, it is also a great trick for oh, everything else.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil, $21

Shake up this cocktail of 4 oils: Peach kernel, Sweet Almond, Cranberry and Muscat Rose that you apply with a little sponge to your lips for a soothing touch of shiny color. At every Lancôme counter, but we found ours at Macys.