Ever since I began blogging a few months back, I have enjoyed hearing so much about recommended products that have such a buzz surrounding them. Two of the most talked about products on the beauty blogging scene seem to be these two lip products: Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush, and Korres Lip Butter. Given the immense hype surrounding them, I thought I ought to try them and see if they really are worth the hype they are getting.
So first up is this exfoliating lip scrub from Lush. This is great for anyone who has dry skin on their lips, which I am prone to especially in these cold winter months! I wanted to try this out as sometimes a balm just doesn't do the job of removing that dry skin, which looks so undesirable and is particularly heightened when you wear lipstick. Seen as I'm such an avid lipstick wearer, I always try and make sure my lips are looking and feeling as smooth and as moisturized as possible. To begin with this product smells unbelievable. I can't even describe how good it smells unless you've tried it yourself. It is exactly like bubblegum and candy, super sweet and literally good enough to eat. As soon as I tried this for the first time, I noticed the dead skin cells peeled off right away, and with constant use this will seriously remove this problem altogether. However, as it is an exfoliating scrub and not an exfoliating balm, like one I have from Champneys, it tends to dry out your lips. This can be fixed no problem though of course, as you just put some balm on straight afterwards and your lips are super soft. I've heard some people say you just lick off the excess- which i'm sure is fine as the main ingredient is caster sugar. At £5.25, I would have normally said this is a little steep for a lip scrub however I do think it is worth the money, and certainly worth the hype. Other flavours are also available including Popcorn and Mint Julips. Bubblegum is my favorite however as the candy scent is literally unreal!
After using the gorgeous bubblegum scrub, using this lip butter from Korres is a winning combination. I heard so much about this but never knew where to find it, until I came across it on Feel Unique. At £6.30 I thought is this really worth it? What sets it apart from my any other lip balms, particularly my trusty Carmex and good old Vaseline. Well to begin with, it is not just a normal balm as it is a really hydrating lip butter, keeping your lips nourished for hours and acts as a great base for lip colour. It melts onto the lips and has such a thick, creamy texture that also adds a light shine and tinted finish. I chose the colour Jasmine, and like the Lush scrub, it smells unreal! It doesn't remind me of jasmine but it is such a sweet lovely smell. The combination of Shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration and softness, making it perfect for chapped lips. What's more, the packaging is so adorable, containing two small boxes that slide into each other with the pot inside; I couldn't bring myself to throw it out! The only downside is the price which some may find a little pricey for a lip balm, and also the size of the pot is quite small and i'm already quite far down into mine. However I do think if you really suffer from chapped lips this is a great investment and definitely worth a try to see what everyone is talking about.
Have you guys tried these products?