“ Brand: Ben & Jerry's / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, „
Ive been trying really hard to stick to my Slimfast diet over the last fortnight but that doesnt mean Ive stopped craving chocolate and all other types of junk food. But my mom knowing this went on the lookout for some silly gifts to get me to try and stop the cravings and as well as some chocolate and vanilla Lush products she also bought me this "Choc Chip Cookie Dough Lip Balm" as she knws how much I love this particular flavour of Ben & Jerrys ice cream and its one of the things Im missing the most! I couldnt believe that B&J had made lipbalms and I wanted to try this out straight away it is just so cute!
I just asked my mom where she got this from and she got it directly from the Ben&Jerrys website (www.benjerry.co.uk) but I am sure Ive seen this sold in places like Boots for cheaper so keep your eyes peeled if you do want to buy one of the balms. These little balms are priced at £3.99 each (without P&P) but they often do offers so that might be another thing to look out for - that may sound like a lot for a lipbalm but as the is such a cute novelty item I think it is worth the money as you wont be buying these products all the time. This product also comes in a range of other flavours such as: Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mint Chocolate Cookie & Peanut Butter Cup - Im dying to try the last one on that list! I reckon this balm would make a great little stocking filler at Christmas - a must have for girls!
The packaging for this lipbalm is a reason to buy it in itself I reckon because it looks so pretty and is actually just a very small version of B&J's ice cream tubs - SUPER cute! Although unlike the ice cream tubs this is made out of plastic and is only about 4g in size. Upon opening the tub you are greeted with a quite boring looking waxy substance. It doesnt have much colour to it and it looks super thick so you only need a tiny bit at a time. I was very happy to find that this does smell just like freshly baked cookies though really sweet and delicious - good enough to eat I reckon. Unfortunately I dont think this product is suitable for vegans so not everyone can enjoy it. You do need to use your fingers to apply this as I have tried it with a brush and it simply doesnt work due to the thickness of the balm.
This does actually work really well on your lips which shocked me as I thought people made/bought these for novelty value more than anything else. The scent doesnt last very long once you have applied it which disappointed me as it does smell amazing in the tub so I have to knock a star off for that but that really is the only bad thing about this product that I can think of. Ive still got about 3/4 of a tub left and I will continue using it until it runs out as it does make my lips feel soft and moisturised - I dont think Id buy this for myself again though its to expensive for a lipbalm for me anyway. These would make a really cute gift for someome though so I do recommend them to a certain extent.
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Ben and Jerry's, famously known for its delicious ice cream, have bought out some equally delicious lip balms. They are currently available in; Chocolate Chip Cookie dough - yummy..!!- Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Peanut Butter Cup.
I found out about these tiny pots of yummy-ness a few of months ago and knew I had to buy them. The first and my favourite one to arrive was the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Although this does not smell or taste like the ice cream, they are still pretty tasty.
Ben and Jerry's lip balm is also made from natural ingredients such as beeswax, which is great for some of us but I would recommend vegans to stay away from it (only if they have an allergy to animal products tho..!!).
I think for the price of £3.99 plus postage and packaging Ben and Jerry's could have been a little more generous on the portion size, but then again everyone thinks that with the ice cream tubs too..!!
Those of you that know me are probably wondering what on Earth I am doing writing about something as girly as lip balm, and whether I was either (a) having some sort of early onset mid-life crisis, or (b) had won the lottery and was therefore feeling justified in buying something fancier than the basic cosmetics that normally populate my house. I guess you would be justified in making these assumptions. After all, I am the sort of person who normally just uses boring old Vaseline to treat dry and chapped lips, has never set foot in Lush and who wouldn't know designer toiletries if I fell over them. But fear not! I haven't so much gone mad in that I am buying fancy lip balm, it is more a case of having gone mad because I've bought something with Ben & Jerry's branding on it. Which is entirely different.
The whole thing started back in February, when I was innocently browsing the Ben & Jerry's website, (www.benjerry.co.uk), I think possibly with the idea in mind of writing or updating a review. But as I was doing so, something caught my eye. Lip balm. On a website devoted to ice cream. Well, I thought, how could this not be investigated? I opened the link to the Ben & Jerry's store, and there indeed was a selection of their own-brand lip balm. Better still, it was produced in miniature ice cream style tubs and scented after popular flavours, three being available at that time - chocolate chip cookie dough, mint chocolate cookie (has this one ever been an ice cream flavour in the UK I ask?) and chocolate fudge brownie. I later heard that there was also had peanut butter cup, but I have never seen it on the UK site, despite checking it a few times since. They were priced at £3.99 per tub (same as the ice cream, coincidentally), but at the time I was shopping there was a special offer where I could buy two for £6, and I went for this instead (forgive me for being unable to recall exact postage amounts all this time later, but the total amount for the twin pack with delivery came to under £7). As resistant as I usually am to such products and to impulse buys, I found myself reaching for my credit card - perhaps my only defence being that I am a fan of Mr Ben and Mr Jerry and was trying at the time to resist their offerings, so this was the nearest I could get to satisfying my craving. Yes, it sounds pathetic to me too, but there we are. I bought them.
About a week later, I received a padded envelope containing two of the cutest things I have ever set eyes on. The lip balm tub is a scaled-down version of the instantly recognisable ice cream equivalent (although made in black plastic rather than flimsy cardboard), with the lid being about the size of a 20p coin. Uncapping the chocolate chip cookie dough tub, I am greeted with a dark yellow solid (4g or 14oz of it to be exact) that gives off a faint sweetish aroma that is certainly very pleasant, although does not immediately call to mind either cookie dough or chocolate chips. Well, it does just about smell of cookies if you stick your nose right into the tub and inhale deeply, but certainly all you get is the nondescript sweetish smell if you just sniff at it or have it on your lips (by way of comparison, the mint chocolate cookie flavour - the other tub in my twin pack - does smell strongly and distinctly of what it is scented after, even when worn on the lips). Being in a squat little tub, you cannot just rub it straight on to your lips as you would a stick - this is one for using your finger. The content feels very hard as it is based on a beeswax recipe rather than the petroleum base you get in a lot of lip balms (although this does make it unsuitable for vegans), and when my tub was new I found it quite hard to actually get any out of it at all. As I used it and the balm began to soften and get an indentation in the middle, I found it easier to remove and use.
The balm was obviously good quality, and made from a list of natural, organic ingredients - mostly things you would recognise as being moisturisers, but also including natural skin soothers and items with antibacterial properties. Intriguingly, the final ingredient listed is St John's Wort (popularly known as "nature's Prozac"), but I'm guessing it is included for the antibacterial element rather than to stop your lips getting depressed! I was pleased with how well the balm kept my lips feeling soft and moisturised for a considerable time after applying it, although the scent was disappointing, especially for the chocolate chip cookie dough variety, where it fades almost as soon as you put it on. Given that you buy these things for the "flavour", that is quite a big negative point in my view. However, the tubs last quite well, with both of mine still going after three months of regular use, although the last third of the tub is quite difficult to get out, especially if you have big fingers. To me, this gives fairly good value for money relative to the price paid, but boring old Vaseline still works out as the best you can get for the price in my books.
I suppose the big question is, would I buy this product again? Well, the novelty value has now pretty much worn off, and given how weak the scent/flavour is the answer would be no - for myself at least, I might be tempted to get one of the twin packs as a gift for someone else, though. For me, the next time I buy a Ben & Jerry's product it will be something I can put in my mouth rather than on my lips!
Recommended - For girlier girls than me, For Ben & Jerry fanatics, For giving as gifts.
Not recommended - For vegans, For people who want maximum value for money, For giving to me as a gift.
Ingredients: Beeswax, organic soybean oil, organic virgin olive oil, flavouring, organic jojoba oil, organic hemp seed oil, shea butter, vitamin E, rosemary extract, stevia, organic calendula, organic comfrey, organic St John's Wort.
love ben and jerrys, it has always been my faourite ice cream, I could sit there and eat a whole tub its so moreish that sometimes I have to refuse to buy it! Choc chip cookie dough is my favourtie flavour too, so when I saw they had brought a lip balm, I thought it was quite funny but decided to give it a go.
I always use lip balm and like trying different flavours. It was quite expensive at a price of £3.99, I usually spend half that for a lip balm.
It comes in a pot that looks like a small tub of ice cream. It looks really sweet actually, would make for a really nice present! when you open it you can smell it straight away, a very sweet smell I would say. It tastes exactly like the real thing! Only problem is that it makes you want to eat it which wouldnt be good. It does taste nice though!
It makes your lips feel really soft and moisterised. I found that after using my lips became really soft very quickly, as as long as I didn't lick off the lip balm, it would stay on my lips for a long time. The only problem is that its really hard not to lick it off as it smells and tastes so good! I found I would put it on a within 20 minutes had licked it off, so do have to re apply quite often. It really does make you want to eat it! As far as lips balms go though, I think I may stick to ones that dont make me want to eat them!
Overall I would say it is a really good lip balm, but as I want to eat it all the time I probably wouldn;t buy it again, I will continue buying normal ones in future. But I would definitely recommend anyway!
Lip smack in your favourite Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavour /