Victoria’s Secret lip balm and scrub: Review

Uhh, lips! My lips have been feeling so dry and dehydrated at the moment (Delhi is too hot right now) that I just keep drinking bottles after bottles of water. No lip balm was helping me, well unless these Victoria’s Secret lip balms were gifted to me by my bestie. After the initial love-hate hiccup, I finally have a verdict on these. Read on for the deets!

victoria's secret lip balm and scrub review

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Feelin’ rose-y!

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How’s the change in weather treating you all? Well, Delhi weather has gone for a toss this year, or so it seems. The days are getting really hot, and a lot of evenings have thunderstorms and rain spells. Very confusing. But whatever it is, I’m loving fresh rosy fragrances these days. I have never been a ‘floral’ fragrance person, nor do I like pink so much. But I guess this is what you call ‘ageing’! My nose seems to be loving florals these days, but who’s complaining! And co-incidentally, I have a set of rose scented products with me these days, which I’m soooo digging!

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Vaseline Lip Therapy (Rosy)- review

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Sharing with you all my current favorite lip balm in this post! I’ll be brutally honest, it’s just been 3-4 days since I’m using it, but I’m so loving it already that I can’t wait to share it with you all! Read on to know more about the Vaseline Lip Therapy- Rosy.

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Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil: Review

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Today I’m reviewing my current favorite lip balm, Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil. Bought it from Sephora a few months back, and after having used it for more than 2 months now, here’s my review on the same.
PS: I love this lip balm!

burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil


About Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil: Bring your lips back to beautiful. This replenishing and hydrating natural lip balm is infused with the antioxidant goodness of pomegranate oil. It replenishes moisture to reveal smooth, healthy lips, while it coats them with a hint of color for an even-toned appearance.

burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil review

Price: Rs. 400 for 4.25g

burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil price india

Packaging: The Burt’s Bees lip balm (Replenishing) come in a sleek yellow coloured twist-up tube, with a pomegranate colored cap. I prefer lip balms in tubes as opposed to potted products for reasons of hygiene! The cap is quite sturdy, shuts with a click, and hence the packaging is travel friendly. 

burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil review
burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil reviews
burts bees replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil

Ingredients:

Featured Ingredient: Pomegranate Oil — Pomegranate fruit extract, from the tree Punica granatum, contains several polyphenols and anthocyanidins which are highly antioxidant, protecting hair and skin.

Complete list of Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, aroma (flavor)*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), carmine, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, citral, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool. *natural flavor/arôme naturel


burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil ingredients

My take on Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil: The lip balm is a pomegranate colored product, which swatches almost transparent. It has a soft, smooth consistency, but not as gooey and buttery like most other lip balms. I mean, it’s neither too stiff/ waxy, nor too balmy. It is something in between, and that’s what makes me love it! I do not like waxy lip balms which spread all around the lips a few minutes after application. So I love this Burt’s Bees lip balm on that front. The balm stays on the lips overnight, or for around 4 hours during the day. I’m okay with re-application, till the time it does what it claims. And, it does what it claims! It does make the lips feel soft and hydrated, and I have not had any problem of flaking lips (sometimes, Maybelline lip balms give me flaky lips when I apply too much). If I apply it at night, I wake up with soft lips the next morning. I do not have severely chapped lips (since I almost always use a lip balm, and drink enough water to keep the skin hydrated too), so I cannot say how it will work for those with severely chapped lips, but I’m pretty sure it won’t disappoint with severely chapped lips too. On  everyday wear-and-tear of the lips, it works fine with repairing the delicate skin on the lips.
The all natural ingredients add weightage to the ‘pros’. The light fruity fragrance is nice too, though it fades away in a few minutes after application, and does not bother my sensitive nose! 
I just don’t see ANY color on swatching this lip balm, contrary to the claims :\ 

burts bees replenishing lip balm pomegranate oil swatch
Do you see any color there? 😛

Pros of Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil:

  • Smooth, soft consistency, not waxy!
  • Applies easily
  • Repairs lips and keeps them hydrated
  • Does not bleed out of the lips
  • Light fruity fragrance
  • Tube-type packaging makes application easy, non-messy!

Cons of Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with Pomegranate Oil:

  • I see no color!
  • Limited availability in India (only at Sephora, New Delhi right now)

Verdict: An almost must-have lip balm, go for it if you prefer non-gooey products on the lips. It is, though, a little over-priced in India, as compared to it’s price abroad. So, take your call on the price. It does it’s job well, no doubts about that! So far, this is one of the best lip balms I’ve used. Also, my current favorite!

Rating: 9/10

Have you tried Burt’s Bees lip balms yet? Do share your thoughts below!

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Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm (SPF10)- Cherry: Review

Hey everyone!
Delhi summers are getting hot, humid and horrible by the hour! Yes, it’s like we Delhiites are going to melt this time around! One product which I’m loving these days in this heat, mostly for days when it’s really very humid, and I don’t need much make-up, is Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm in the shade ‘Cherry’. Read on!

nivea fruity shine cherry

About Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry: Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry Lip Balm is taste the scent of summer cherry while bathing your smile in a glossy shine, with deep red tones on top. The new formula of NIVEA Lip Care Fruity Shine Cherry combines rich almond oil, jojoba oil and shea butter to keep your lips as soft and fresh as they can be
Benefits :
  • Delights young delicate lips with a fruity scent and smoothing, long lasting care.
  • Naturally enhances your lips with shimmering pigments and a soft glossy color.
  • Contains SPF 10, protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Price: Rs. 129 for 4.8g

Packaging: The Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry comes in a white coloured twist-up tube, with an almost full-length cherry-red cap, which shuts with a click. It is a travel friendly pack, and the cap does not come off in the handbag.

nivea fruity shine cherry review
nivea fruity shine cherry reviews
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Picture clicked under flash light- see the micro-shimmer particles.
Ingredients: polyisobutene, ricinus communis seed oil, octyldodecanol, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, hydrogenated polydecene, candelilla cera, myristyl myristate, butyrospermum parkii butter, cera microcristallina, isopropyl palmitate, synthetic wax, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, simmondsia chinensis oil, mangifera indica fruit juice, citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, tocopheryl acetate, vitis vinifera seed oil, bisabolol, blycerin, mica, propylene glycol, aqua, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, bht, silica, citric acid, trideceth-9, limonene, eugenol, linalool, benzyl salicylate, geraniol, parfum, ci 77891, ci 15850, ci 15985, ci 77499. 

My take on Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry: In a nutshell, I love this product 😀
The lip balm is a soft, easy to apply balm with a cushiony feel to it. The texture is smooth. You can see some glitter particles in the tube (with flash light, mostly), which are not gritty at all. They lend a soft sheen to the lips, which gives an impression that you are wearing a gloss. The balm is not too oily, so it doesn’t bleed outside the lips (I prefer my lip balms to be a little less oily). It has a faint cherry fragrance, which withers off in about 10 minutes.
The added reddish tint is what makes this my go-to product this season. It offers light coverage, the tint is quite light. Just slather this balm in 2 swipes onto the lips, and I get light reddish tint/ coverage, and glossy, moisturised lips. The moisturisation and/ or staying power is a good 2-2.5 hours, after which the glossiness fades, but the lips don’t become overtly dry. I generally re-apply every 3 hours. 
Sometimes, I wear this balm at night, before sleeping, and I wake up with soft lips the next morning. 
The SPF-10 is an added bonus!

nivea fruity shine cherry swatch
Swatch, single swipe
Pros of Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry:
  • Smooth texture, soft to apply
  • Not a slimy balm (I prefer it this way). I hate ‘oily-oily sticky sticky’ feeling on my lips
  • Reddish tint imparts some color
  • Micro glitter particles impart a soft sheen to the lips
  • SPF-10, so it protects the lips from the sun!
  • Decent moisturisation for 2-2.5 hours
  • Cherry based light fragrance, stays for about 10 minutes after application
  • Cute packaging
  • Affordable

Cons of Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry:
  • Lots of chemicals in there!

Verdict: The Nivea Fruity Shine balm is a good quality product at it’s price. It does what it claims. A light tint, moisturisation and good staying power! This is one product I’d highly recommend for school/ college going girls. 

Rating: 9.5/10

Have you tried Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry? Which lip balm(s) are you using currently? DO share in the comments below.
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Maybelline New York’s Kiss Song featuring Alia Bhatt!

Maybelline New York goes Babylicious with Alia Bhatt!
maybelline baby lips alia bhatt kiss song
Last year Maybelline launched a revolutionary Lip Balm called Baby Lips which visibly renews lips in just 4 weeks! This year, they have released a fun song featuring the young and peppy Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt.

It’s a 2 minute song, which celebrates the kisses of more than 6000 Babylicious girls – ‘Baby Lips Kiss Song’

maybelline baby lips kiss song alia bhatt

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You can watch the video on Youtube HERE or below.

It’s a fresh, fun song, and I’m sure each one of you will like it, and connect with it!

You can also check out my reviews on two variants of the Baby Lips lip balms- Cherry Kiss and Anti-oxidant Berry.

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