Yes, I am reviewing an old product. But it’s new to me, and maybe some of you soon.
I have always had trouble with dry lips, and saw in one of my many magazines that Kiko Milano has a new lip scrub stick. I always wanted to find a scrub and butter for lips that are just like my Body Shop body ones.
I’ve been into Kiko 3/4 times asking for it and it’s never there – always ‘sold out’. I realise I can shop online, but I only want one thing and then there’s postage costs and waiting. Stock up, Kiko!
I found the lip butter in Royal Apothic. You can see my review HERE.
I was in Lush with a friend – I never usually shop there as always thought it was a bit gimmicky. Also, I think the packaging makes it seem like someone quickly made the stuff at home and shoved in a pop up shop or market stall, so it always seemed expensive for what it is. Sorry, Lush. Maybe that’s what they’re going for? I also think that one day I’ll just make stuff instead, but when?!
At the counter – counter purchases…they always get me – they had some sugary lip scrub. At £5.50, I thought I should try it, just because I’ve searched forever for the perfect lip products. It’s completely natural, and again something somebody could probably make but probably won’t. I bought the bubblegum one. There was a choice of that or popcorn available.
The pot is small, as with any lip product. When I first opened it, there was a little burst of a sweet smell – probably bubblegum! I dabbed my finger on top and plenty came away, but it didn’t seem to make a dent in the amount. After rubbing it on my lips, I couldn’t believe how instantly amazing they looked. and it really did taste so nice when I ‘accidentally’ licked some. I might get the popcorn next time because I don’t think I’ll lick that one off!
I walked around with a pout to find my boyfriend,’Look how smooth my lips are!’ He agreed, but wasn’t as amazed as I am. Probably jealous.
I put a normal lip balm on top and my lips felt amazing. If you are someone who usually has dry lips, you’ll know the struggle of lips never looking quite right. I started playing about with different lipsticks, they all went on so easily and looked great.
The only thing I would say is it’s a bit messy. Like when you eat a sugary doughnut, the sugar stays. You need to dab it away a bit before the lip balm, which would be harder to do on the go – check a mirror!
Also, because it’s so delicious and lickable (and safe to do so, you’re just eating sugar and flavourings and a bit of jojoba oil), it doesn’t last very long. Long like all day. I can’t tell if it’s because it just doesn’t or it’s my fault, but my lips did feel smooth for hours afterwards. As a chronic lip biter, it also stopped me doing so not to ruin my new smooth pout!
I can’t believe these have been around for years and I’ve never known about them! I will be using this every day for the rest of my life until I can be bothered to try and make my own! So forever.
I’ve noticed a lot of people say the price is a bit high, but when you’d usually pay £2 for a basic lip balm, a bit extra for something that works so well, and will last a long time is great.
I also bought one of the trial charity pots of moisturiser for £1, because why not.
From their website:
A rich and generous cream that not only helps your skin to look its best, but also adds a glow to the small grassroots charities we work with, as all proceeds go directly to them.
With every purchase of Charity Pot, we donate 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small, grassroots organisations that could use the helping hand to continue the incredible work that they do. Charity Pot supports organisations that align with our ethics in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
You can’t say no to that. Plus a tiny pot of moisturiser is perfect for keeping in your bag, or for at work, a quick fix for dry hands or skin. I love tiny things! It’s actually a really good moisturiser, which I didn’t expect.
I may have to trust and shop at Lush more. Both products are brilliant and will be an everyday product for me. Have you tried them?