Today’s afternoon chat stems from a Fug National Request! It was prompted by my above Instagram shot, which occurred after I cleaned out my makeup drawer — holy cannoli, you guys, my makeup drawer was insane; I am such a hoarder. I had glittery eyeshadow from the previous century  — and discovered that I had enough free-floating lip balm to make a pyramid of them. A week or so previously, I also had a moment wherein I realized I didn’t have any in my purse (HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? Clearly because they were all kicking around my bathroom) and I panicked and bought one at the supermarket rather than live the forty-five minutes it would take me to buy my groceries and drive home to ALL MY LIP BALM. So. It is now clear to me that lip balm of some ilk — ChapStick, Rosebud Salve, Burt’s Bees, whatever I bought for $1.75 at the market the other day — is my precious beloved beauty/grooming item I cannot stop buying. (I would have thought it was volumizer, but I obviously don’t know myself.) What is yours?