#LIPGLAM Review

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Pros:

Makes my lips soft instantly.

Cons:

The effect doesn‘t last for 8 hours and I reapply this lip balm often.

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This little fellow has been my friend through many of my nightshifts – saving my dry lips and hands many many times. First and foremost, when I choose a lip balm it has to be practical – easy and hygienic to apply (no glass jars that you have to stick your fingers into). Secondly I need instant effect – working many night shifts means my skin dries out – and I can go from having perfectly fine lips in the afternoon to deep painful ultra dry cracks the next day. Thirdly, I always use some kind of balm as a base before lipstick application – sometimes even playing around mixing two different colours – which is possible when you use a balm base.

This lip balm is makes my lips and skin instantly soft, and the effect lasts a few hours (though not eight hours as promised). It is a great base when applying lipstick. The package is light and easy to apply. The lip balm doesn‘t really smell of anything which I also like and is free from parabens. The package says you can also use it for eyebrows, rashes, dry cuticles and split ends – which I haven‘t tried – only used it on my hands and lips (if you have tried these other applications – leave a comment and let me know how you liked it).

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ACO Stay Soft Lips Review

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Pros:

The package is light and easy to take with you everywhere (like in the pockets of my hospital uniforms).

Cons:

Doesn‘t make my lips feel hydrated for a full 24 hours – like promised.

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My lips have been suffering from being back in this cold climate after enjoying two full months of sunshine..This lip gloss/lip balm makes my lips feel very hydrated, has a nice consistency (though it is boarding to sticky a bit) and gives a nice shine – but still with a natural look. The product promises to make your lips soft for 24 hours – I would say 3-4 hours would be more accurate.

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Eos Shimmer Sheer Pink Lip Balm Review

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Pros:

Soo easy to apply evenly.

Cons:

My lips are dry again one hour after use.

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After being into heavy needs a browns this winter I‘m feeling like being Ms Spring  – all easy and floating in pastels and light blue nails ( ohh that nice Chanel Coco blue shade…) – and of course I want my lips to be pink with that.

This is my first Eos lip balm and I‘m now a fan – for a person whom usually struggles to put on any lip make-up evenly this one was very very easy to apply due to its sphere shape. It also feels very soft and hydrating on my lips without being sticky (shea butter and jojaba oil). And the price is fair. I like that you can decide on how much pink you want on your lips by layering this balm, without it feeling like you are wearing teater make-up.

Cons: my lips feel dry again about an hour after use.

Ok guys I‘m gone run out into friday in my floating dress smelling of roses with pinks lips and freshly manicured nails…just kidding I‘m heading to a night shift. Have a lovely friday you all!

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Review of Smith’s Rosebud Salve

 

Pros:

Nice sleek packaging.

Cons:

Doesn‘t really help my dry lips.

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I‘m probably the last person on earth to try this balm, since these are practically available in Siberia by now. I got this balm from a friend, and was thrilled since the package is lovely in a cool way and the balm smells delicious. Before writing this review I decided to do some research about this balm, reading the history of Dr. Smith was a bit like reading a book missing half the pages, anyways, what I learned is that this man who was a teacher, all of a sudden was a “Dr.” owning a pharmacy, and that he loved going to miss America pageants (random facts – I‘m sorry its the worst biography I‘ve ever read). Back to the balm – is it really that great? NOO. It is fine, but no miracle to my dry lips, which remain dry after several applications. Though it feels ok pleasant on my lips, it is pretty sticky and doesn‘t really get absorbed. Also sticking your fingers into this balm is unhygienic. Doesn‘t perform any miracles on dry skin either.

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Review of All You Need Is Me From True Organic of Sweden

Pros:

Helps damaged and dry skin in a beat.

Cons:

Doesn‘t really help my dry lips.

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The All You Need Is Me creme has been described as an organic version of the famous eight hours creme. I got very curious and wanted to try it, since the creme kind of sells itself even before you try it (95% organic/ yummy ingredients such as olive oil, bee vax, blueberry oil, shea butter, castor oil..)..I was very curious if it could live up to my high expectations. As usually I also got attached to the story behind the brand : the founder Tina, who is based in Sweden, wanted an organic product to treat sore nipples after breastfeeding and this creme was born. Even the package is produced in a sustainable way, being made of sugarcane. This creme has enjoyed quit a bit of success and is sold in multiple countries, so bravo Tina, we salute you!

The website of the company mentions multiple uses for the creme: first and foremost on dry skin, on sensitive baby skin (don‘t have one of those yet), on tired cuticles and even on your hair. I really tried to apply it in as many different ways as possible, to give you, dear readers, a good and complete report. First I used it on a very soar patch of skin which was on its way to turn into a wound (NOO i‘m not telling you its location), and seriously it worked really well in healing my skin. Then I tried it on dry and cracked lips, and I have to admit I was quit disappointed It didn‘t do any difference (nothing has – if anybody has any suggestions – email me). Then I went on vacation and my face started peeling like a fish, so I basically slept in this creme for a week – and it stopped the peeling (which no other creme could do!!). Last but not the least I tried it on my dry hands overnight – and yepp it works well. So my verdict is that this is a pricy creme (though it costs exactly the same as Eight Hour Creme), it is a good investment since you don‘t use much of it and you only use it when your dry skin needs a lot of TLC.

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Review of L’occitane cherry blossom lip balm

Pros:

Makes my lips soft and smells great.

Cons:

Have to re-apply every third or fourth hour.

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What caught me about this lip balm was the sweet package and the nice smell. I have never used anything from L’occitane before so had no expectations.  It smells really sweet and my lips feel very soft. The smell is very luxurious and my boyfriend likes the smell A LOT (more kisses for me makes using this lip balm into an action of postive reinforcement). But you have to re-apply it every third or fourth hour in order to keep your boyfriend to wanting to kiss you..and your lips to stay soft. It also adds a very subtile gloss.

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Försvarets Hudsalva Review

Pros:

Cheap and great for all dry areas on your body.

Cons:

Mostly available at swedish pharmacies. It costs about 3 dollars there, so please do not buy this at french Colette for 10!!

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Tired of my local pharmacies, I headed over to Sweden for some serious shopping. Here I found a long lost friend (and a favourite of my beauty guru grandmother) the Försvarets hudsalva, roughly translated into skin ointment of the army. So what is it then? It’s a soft stick made of tallow and peanut oil, first manufactured by request from the swedish army, wanting a remedy against blisters for their soldiers.

Today its a swedish classic, having its own wikipedia page. I consider it a great budget alternative (it costs around 3 dollars and lasts for months) to lip balm, which can come in handy when you have rough skin patches and also when out in cold temperatures for a long time. It works good for me and I see a result when applying it to the rest of my skin.

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Bare English & co Tea infused organic vegan pink grapefruit lip balm review

Pros:

The balm is light, organic and makes your lips soft, without being sticky.

Cons:

You need to re-apply often.

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Bare English & co makes organic vegan lip balms, I found mine in Canada. The balm is light, organic and makes your lips soft, without being sticky. It brings together the best: oils for your lips in one small package. The mix of coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil and others (I could go on and on and on) blend together in a moisturising mix with the light flavour of pink grapefruit. The best thing is all the ingredients are good for you: your kisses are now petroleum free. Unfortunately all this natural goodness is not very long lasting and re-applications after licking your lips or long make-out sessions is necessary. Also good for emergency cuticle  moisturising.

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Rudolph Care: Acai Lip Balm

 

Pros:

Tastes good, ‘healthy’, leaves my lips soft and hydrated without being too sticky. Also good for other dry areas

Cons:

You have to apply it with your finger, which means that you stick your (dirty?) fingers into the balm whenever you want to apply it

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I have said it before, and I will say it again: I’m a fan of Rudolph Care. I love that they make products without harmful ingredients or chemicals. I think this is something that the entire beauty industry should focus a lot more on: We apply these products to our biggest absorbing organ (our skin) several times a day. I.e. when using products with perfume, chemicals and what-have-you, we feed our body with toxics, and the consequences is starting to show around the world. Okay, enough of me preaching (I just wish there were more ‘healthy’ products).

The Lip Balm comes in a little glass container and looks really cute. You have to stick your finger in the container and apply the balm with your finger, which I’m not a huge fan of, as it’s inevitable to drag some bacteria into my lovely lip balm.

The balm smells great (the Rudolph smell) and it even tastes all right if you accidentally eat it, which is hard to avoid, when applied to lips several times a day. I keep the lip balm in my coat pocket or purse, to have it with me at all times. It works wonders on cracked winter lips, and during the summer time, it’s good for sunburned skin or lips.

I also use the lip balm to give my lips a little “shine” when I go out.

Even though I feel a here-and-now hydration and improvement of my lips’ condition, the balm does not hydrate my lips in-depth, further, this is an expensive product (around €26 for 15ml), but it lasts long.

 

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