Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Crabtree and Evelyn Honey Lip Salve

Texture: Beautifully hydrating and creamy. Perfection in a lip balm.

Flavour: Sweet honey.

Fragrance: Honey.

Finish: Slightly glossy.

Lasting power: About three hours.

Colour: Clear.

Longevity: 24 months.

Size: 4.2g

Price: $9.00

Availability: Crabtree and Evelyn, Myer and David Jones.

Website: crabtree-evelyn.com.au

Brand Contact: 1800 272 287 33

Discontinued: Yes.

Limited Edition: No.

Rating: Five!

If you like this, try: 

Ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, olive fruit oil, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, flavour, honey extract, stevia rebaudiana extract, water, tocopherol.

I have at least a hundred lip balms and I use a different one every day, in fact I usually use several different lip balms every day. It's very rare that I'll use one balm exclusively, it has to be pretty amazing for me to use one balm to the exclusion of all others. That's what I did with my Crabtree and Evelyn Honey Lip Salve. From the first time I used it it became a favourite, in fact this would easily make my top five lip balms, it's that good.

For me it ticks all the boxes. It's deeply hydrating, non waxy with a lovely scent and flavour. Perfection in a tube.

The terrible news is that it has been discontinued! Why does this always happen with the best balms? Life is so unfair. If you see these anywhere, grab as many as you can!

Monday, 7 March 2016

Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals Mangilla

Texture: Beautiful. Buttery smooth.

Flavour and fragrance: Mango vanilla. The scent is more vanilla than mango, however the addition of mango makes it a great change from regular vanilla balms. 

Finish: Semi matte. 

Lasting power: Two to three hours. 

Colour: Clear

Size: 4.2 gram .15 oz

Price: $7.50 (US)

Availability: Online at their website.

Website: Sircuit Skin

Discontinued: No.

Limited Edition: No.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Ingredients: sunflower oil, beeswax, coconut oil, mango flavour oil, vanilla extract, aloe vera, tocopherol.

I first started using my Mangilla balm in winter and wasn't very impressed, it was hard and not very hydrating, so I put it away for a few months then pulled it out again when the weather was warmer. This is definitely a warm weather balm. With the warmer weather it's smooth, buttery, very hydrating and a pleasure to use. It's very creamy and feels lovely on my lips. 

I have no idea I bought mine from, however I can't find any Australian stockists so for those of you who live in Australia it may be difficult to get hold of. If you do find it somewhere, buy three!