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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The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm Review

Pros:

Has an ok creamy texture.

Cons:

My lips are dry again within 5 minutes after I have applied this balm.

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This lip balm is infused with shea butter, rose hip, pomegranate and vitamin E..so far, so good right? It sounds like all the right ingredients are in it to make your lips soft and desirable..except this lip balm really didn‘t live up to anything. Within 5 minutes after application of this balm my lips are cracked and dry again. Seriously it is as if I haven‘t applied anything at all to them. The texture of the balm is OK: a bit too oily for my taste, and soo stale you have to apply the balm with your fingers, even though the package is a tube. The balm needs to be re-applied quit often and gives your lips a vague shine. Basically this was a big disappointment and I want my money back!

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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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Review of Body Shop Mango Lip Butter

Pros:

The container lasts for ages.

Cons:

Makes your lips yellow when you apply to much and doesn’t really make my lips soft for longer periods of time.

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When you are a Body Shop addict you overconsume, this is my case I admit it. And you become reckless investing in products that aren’t necessary so good. This is the case of the lip butter for me and most of my girlfriends (I did a quick ask-around at our latest get-together). You want it to be just as good as the body butter, but it just doesn’t live up to the hight standards set by the it and by the price.

This lip butter smells great, it doesn’t really taste of anything but a bit of sweetness. It turns your lips yellow when you apply too much and it doesn’t really help dry and cracked lips. In fact Ive actually experienced that at times it made them even more dry. But hey, at least a package lasts for long. One last thing, I don’t want to sound old, but sticking your fingers into the same small container is just unhygienic.

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