Beauty Without Fuss

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Guest Post - Jayne's Kitschen

Jayne Kitschen Gets Lippie

The lovely Louise has asked me to write a little guest blog for her fabulous blog, I hope that you will enjoy it. To stay on theme, I’ve chosen to write for you a lip balm collection and mini review.
Lip balms are one of those things that every girl seems to gather a large collection of in a very short space of time. This week I did a good clear out of my lip balm collection, so I’m going to share with you the lip balms that made the cut and tell you more about some of my favourites.

This is my collection at present:
MUA Sugar Lips Love Hearts Balm
Crazy Rumors Brew lip balm in Peppermint Lemongrass, Apple Spice and Orange Bergamot
Culpepper Strawberry lip balm
Figs & Rouge Sweet Geranium
Lip Smackers in Stellar Strawberry
Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Acai Berry lip balm
Carmex lip balm
EOS Sweet Mint lip balm sphere
Rose & Co Cherry Kiss Salve
Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve
Nivea Pearl & Shine
Bath House Creme Brulee lip balm

My current favourites are from cutECOsmetics and include the Sweet Mint EOS lip balm sphere and the Brew flavours from Crazy Rumors. All of these brands are cruelty free, vegan and made of mostly natural ingredients. Crazy Rumors is 100% natural and EOS is 95% natural.
The EOS is actually the nicest lip balm ever and has surprisingly over taken Burt’s Bees as my everyday essential. I love the quirky packaging of the EOS spheres and the balm is fantastic, non greasy but moisturising.

The Crazy Rumors balms are a much thicker consistency, but they add a nice gloss and have some of the yummiest, more unusual flavours I’ve seen in lip balms.  The Chai Tea Crazy Rumors is delicious; sadly it is no longer in my collection as I have donated it to my very pregnant friend who is missing her tea addiction.

My long term favourite lip balm has always been anything from Burt’s Bees, 100% natural and widely available; it’s always a guaranteed hit. My favourite version is the rejuvenating Acai Berry lip balm stick, it smells like berries and is moisturising without feeling heavy or greasy. All of Burt’s Bees are also cruelty free.

The lip balms that I love the most for nostalgia and the prettiness are my Rose & Co lip salves, I used to work at Rose & Co’s boutique in Leeds and have always loved the range. The Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve is a beauty essential, in its pretty pink, vintage inspired tin this is a versatile balm for lips, dry skin and great for fixing eyebrows, most of all it is rose scented! I also have the Cherry Kiss Rose & Co lip balm, which I adore for the cherry printed, blue tin; this balm is very slightly tinted and lightly fragranced.
Which lip balms are essentials for you? Have you tried any of these?
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  1. I'm thinking I need to try out the Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve and maybe rotate that with my beloved Carmex. (Winter + Menthol and Mint is too fresh and zingy!)
    Gutted that I can't try Burt's Bees :( (I'm a vegan...) as I've heard so many good things about the products.
    Am also leaning towards Figs & Rouge because the packaging is sooooo pretty!

    1. Georgina, Rose & Co Salves are lovely, more about the prettiness than the practicality though. I would recommend Figs & Rouge or EOS for you, or Crazy Rumors, which I think are Vegan.

      The Figs & Rouge balm is great for lots of uses too, I've been using it as a primer!

  2. I use elizabeth arden 8 hour cream on my lips, love it!!

    1. Gosh, I haven't had 8 Hour Cream for ages! It sure is a great product, maybe once I've used up this haul I'll have to invest! Thank you for your comment.

  3. Totally agree with you about the Burts Bees. My daughter had such awful chapped lips last year she actually looked as though she had burns around her mouth! Within two days of using the Burts Bees. It was gone!

    Great post x x

    1. Thanks for all the comments ladies! Kellie, you should try the EOS for your daughter, they are so fun and work really well.

  4. Ooh what a lovely review Jayne :) how nice to see you here on one of my fave blogs!

    I *need* a good lip balm in my life, as I walk / cycle to work and my face is subject to the elements on a daily basis.

    After years of struggling I was sent a sample by a company called Dr Lipp and I ruddy love it. It looks a bit weird (slightly yellow) and smells a bit medicinal, but by gum it works! It's made from lanolin which is the same stuff that mums rub on their nips after breastfeeding and it's ever so soft and lovely! I wrote a review of it here.

    Really great post as always Jayne. I want to try burts bees! xxxxxxxxxxx

    Tigerlily - UK Fashion, Lifestyle & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks for commenting Amelia. I find it really interesting that so many people find lanolin based lip products amazing, as my Mum & sister are really sensitive to it! You can never fail with Burt's Bees, you can usually pick it up in Boots fairly easily.

  5. I love this post! Have been umming over EOS but this makes me really want to try it! x

  6. great products!!! i have eos mint too and i love it!


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