Monday, 31 July 2017

Models Prefer Creme Caramel Soothing Lip Balm

Texture: Smooth and sleek.

Flavour: Creme Caramel.

Fragrance: Creme Caramel.

Finish: Slightly glossy.

Lasting power:Around two hours.

Colour: Clear.

Longevity: 12 months.

Size: 7 grams/25 ounce.

Price: $3.50

Availability: Priceline.


Discontinued: Unsure. They aren't on the Priceline website but are still in stores. 

Rating: 4.

If you like this, try: EOS.

Ingredients: I don't have an ingredients list for this one as it was on the plastic outer wrapping which I threw away, oops. 

How cute are lip balms that come in the ball shape? I love them. I find them totally impractical to carry around so tend to use them at home, but I still love them. When the boys were little I'd keep one in my nappy bag cause it'd keep them amused for ages.

It's so difficult to find caramel flavoured lip balms so when I see one I buy it straight away. Caramel and butterscotch are two of my favourite lip balm flavours, they also happen to be two of the most difficult flavours to find. Anyhoo, enough waffling. 

I love these balms. They're quite light so wouldn't work for really dry lips, but when my lips are in good condition this makes a lovely daily balm. I keep mine in the kitchen and use it every few hours. It's a miracle I finished this one, that was only because I hid it from the boys, usually they find my ball shaped balms and steal them.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Lush Strawberry Bombshell Lip Tint

Texture: Very hard and lumpy.

Flavour: Strawberry with a hint of mint.

Fragrance: Strawerry.

Finish: Matte.

Lasting power: At least six hours

Colour: Fuchsia pink.

Longevity: 14 months.

Size: 4 grams.

Price: $9.95 (AUD)

Availability: Lush stores nationally.


Discontinued: Yes.

Rating: 1

If you like this, try: Burt's Bees Tinted lip balm.

Ingredients: shea butter, kalahari melon oil, candelila wax, organic castor oil, organic illipe butter, extra virgin coconut oil, sunflower wax, cupacu butter, glycerine, caprylic/capric triglyceride, flavour, syntheitc flurophlogopite, organic agave syrup, fresh strawberries, silician mandarin oil, spearmint oil, ylang ylang oil, cetearyl alcohol polyvinylpyrrolidone. benzyl benzoate, citral, limonene, titanium dioxide, colour 77491, colour 45410:2.

I really wanted to love this balm but I can't, it's awful. I've held on to it and retried it for about eighteen months now but I can no longer deny the truth, it's a horrible balm. It's very hard, extremely lumpy and all round unpleasant. I tried melting it down to get rid of the lumps but it didn't work and it's basically an unusable waste of money. No wonder it's being discontinued. 

On the positive side, the colour is a beautiful bright pink that lasts for hours and it smells amazing. They had the right idea, hopefully they reformulate and bring it back bigger and better.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Bourjois Baume de Nuit

Texture: Very thick and rich.

Flavour: Rose.

Fragrance: Rose.

Finish: Shiny.

Lasting power: Overnight.

Colour: Clear.

Longevity: 18 months.

Size: 7 grams/0.25 ounces.

Discontinued: Yes :(

Rating: Five.

If you like this, try: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, Lanolips, By Terry Baume de Rose.

Ingredients: It's a mystery. They aren't listed on the pot and I couldn't find them online either. 

This is a beautiful balm and I'm so sad it was discontinued. I'm not sure it was ever available in Australia, I bought mine online from the US. It was a beautiful, rich night time lip treatment, I'd layer on a thick layer at night and wake up with soft, hydrated lips.

It's quite similar to the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, so if you're looking for a good night time balm give that a go.