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Review – L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm

3 Jun

Last Christmas, I bought the L’Occitane Advent Calendar and discovered some wonderful products from the line.  I was already a fan of their lotions and body butters, so learning about other items in their collection was fun.

One thing I fell in love with was the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm.

Loccitane Lip Balm

From L’Occitane:

Enriched with fair trade Shea Butter (10%), this Moisturizing Certified Organic* Shea Lip Balm helps to moisturize, nourish and protect dry lips. The comfort, suppleness and softness of your lips will be fully restored.

*Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert
standard available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com. Fair Trade approved by ECOCERT Environnement according to the ESR standards available at http://www.ecocert.com

100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin

55% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming

10% of the total ingredients come from fair trade

My Thoughts

First thing I noticed was that signature L’Occitane scent.  I really love it, so I was thrilled this was scented with it.  I was mildly concerned it would be a weird scent/taste.

So, whew!  The first concern eliminated immediately!

Second thing, this felt so nice on my lips!  It’s not greasy or oily.  It’s just slightly slick. It feels nice and comforting.  I use it before bed because it just sort of sets the mood for relaxation for me.

Will I purchase this?

Yes.  It’s one of my favorite things and I use it almost daily.

Is it moisturizing?

Yes, my lips never got chapped when I was using this.

Have you guys used the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm?  Are you a fan of L’Occitane?

~Anna

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Dupe War 10: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey vs Cover Girl Lipgloss in Daring

15 Oct

Black Honey has a cult like following since its release years ago.  It’s a great product!  Very universal, easy to apply, easy to wear.  I haven’t met a girl who didn’t look great in Black Honey

Almost Lipstick

Black Honey Clinique $15.00

But I think I found a pretty good dupe from Cover Girl

COVERGIRL LipSlicks Lipgloss

This is the Cover Girl Lipslicks Lipgloss line in Daring $5.99

See for yourself:

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Black Honey on the left Daring on the right

The Cover Girl version is slightly less pigmented on the initial application.  However, this doesn’t seem to be the problem when you run it over your lips a few times.

Check it:

Clinique

Clinique’s Black Honey

CoverGirl

Cover Girl’s Daring

Verdict:

Is there really a difference??? Other than in price?

If you are on a budget, and don’t want to shell out $15.00, save your wallet and go for the Cover Girl version.  You won’t be disappointed.

The Math:

Save yourself $10.00.  Buy more makeup.

~Anna

Review: Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm

14 Oct

September Ipsy Glam Bag brought to me Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple.  This is a delicious true red.

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I wore it without lip liner to keep the color true for the pic.

This is not the most moisturizing and I think the name “balm” is a bit misleading, but it is long lasting.

It may be less drying if worn over a lip balm.

I will say, I’m officially IN LOVE with Cailyn.  And Ipsy for continuously feeding my addiction.

~Anna

Two Lip Balms to try – budget and luxe brands!

11 Oct

I came across these two in a lip balm rating.  Go here to see more http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/%20best-worst-lip-balms/ls

Budget Pick

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Lemon Lavender Lip Balm $2.99

All Natural Lemon & Lavender is Beecology’s newest member of their lip balm family. Sit back and relax as your lips experience the smoothing, softening and healing you have come to expect from Beecology’s lip balm.

Luxe Pick

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Laura Mercier Lip Balm $20.00

This vitamin-rich, nourishing lip protectant with an SPF 15 contains unique ingredients that help boost the collagen levels in the lips, resulting in a fuller, plump appearance. Can be worn under lip color or alone.

No chapped lips this Winter, Lovelies!

~Anna