“ Brand: Lush / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, „
i bought this a few years ago from a Lush store near where i lived at the time. the product is in a handy pocket -sized pot- which is a little tricky to get open...okay its very tricky to get open!! Even so, the product itself - when you can get to it! -smells divine, just like a little piece of yule tide sweetness. i did find it difficult and slightly awkward to apply as the product itself was quite solid and didn't warm very well to the touch. Unfortunately too, i found that Lush Egg Snog Lip Balm didn't actually hydrate or soothe my lips as the nice lady in Lush had told me so when i was recommended the product. All in all i must admit, i was won over by smell and temptation, but at £4+ a pot and the rare few times ive used the product, im not quite sure its worth it.
I bought this lip balm years ago from the Lush store in Nottingham. I think it cost me around £4. The lip balm comes presented in one of the small 10g metal tins from Lush. The smell of the lip balm is quite nutty and festive. It's a definite festive smell that reminds me of Christmas and holidays. The colour of the balm is an off white colour. It's quite smooth with no nutty bits or seeds, unlike the Lip Squeak lip balm. I found the balm easy to apply to my lips. It's quite smooth and creamy and very soothing. During the winter months my lips become sore and/ or cracked and I need something to add a little moisture to them. This lip balm is a perfect winter lip balm. It moisturises the lips pretty much straight away and the chapped effect soon disappears. My lips then felt a whole lot better and I could eat and drink without suffering from the pain of sore lips. It stops the bleeding too. The balm is long lasting. It lasts ages before it needs topping up. If you wish to remove the balm then it just wipes away easily with a tissue. It doesn't leave any residue on the lips, it just leaves the lips feeling soft, soothed and supple. This really was an excellent quality lip balm back in the day and I hope Lush bring it back for Christmas 2012! It's 100% natural too and it hasn't been tested on animals either. Just be extra careful with the metal tin as it dents easily. Other than that this is great stuff!
Just after Christmas, I made a massive order from Lush and included in my order one of each of the Retro Christmas products they released. Retro products are products that were around in the past and discontinued, but which are brought back if they are still reasonably popular. I love Lush's lip balms and loved the sound of Egg Snog. Lush claim "Whip it out at the office party and no-one will be able to resist your charms". Although I wasn't having an office party, I still liked the sound of this! Egg Snog comes in a little metal tin which is very compact and easy to carry even in the smallest bags. It is distinguished by a festive red label with the name of the product on it. The lip balm is suitable for vegans and contains hazelnut and walnut oils which are designed to work with cocoa, shea and murumuru butters to keep moisture locked in. Lemon oil to tone and vanilla absolute are also included. I've never actually smelled or tasted egg nog, so can't comment on whether the lip balm has an accurate scent, but the smell is certainly delicious. It's very festive and the sweet, nutty scent is yummy. The taste is lovely too! It's probably one of my favourite scents out of all Lush lip balms. The lip balm is quite hard at first, so you might have to press hard or use your fingernail to get some out. Once you apply it on your lips, it feels very light and thin and rather oily, which some people may find unpleasant. It gives lips a definite shine which I quite like, though some might not. Unfortunately, that's where the positive points end. The lip balm is very thin and has to be applied constantly as it wears off very easily. I've noticed that my lips aren't in as good condition, so I've decided to only use Egg Snog in the house - it definitely can't cope with the cold weather! It's going down quite quickly too, as I have to use so much. Sadly it just doesn't seem that effective. Bear in mind that the lip balm cost £5 - now a lot of Lush lip balms are expensive and they're worth it, but not this one! The Maple Taffy lip balm, released at Christmas, was half the price and much more effective at protecting lips. Sorry, but I can only give this lip balm two stars and I can't recommend it, unless your lips are naturally moisturised and in good condition and you just want something to smell nice and give them a bit of shine. I'm rather disappointed with this I'm afraid, and I'm not sure why it was deemed worthy of returning as part of the Retro range.
Imagine my glee when my beloved husband asked me to look online at the Lush website to see if I could find him a secret santa gift for around £5... ha...of course I can, infact there was a secret santa lush gift for the token price of £5, now is that isn't perfect shopping then I am not sure what is. So, having popped that into my basket I was drawn to the Christmas retro section because I have tried everything else there is to try in the current Christmas section (oops) and I was immediately drawn to Egg Snog, mainly because of the name but because it was a Lush lip Balm and I am very fond of them, so after making a quick purchase it arrives very quickly within a matter of a few days. At this time of year when the weather is cold and dark sometimes wet and windy, sometimes one or the other it is quite depressing. I find that I have to constantly exfoliate, moisturise and protect my skin because I can go from looking glowing to Freddie Kruger in a matter of twenty minutes on my way to work, on the plus side it gives me an excuse to try anything and everything I fancy. Many of my older reviews set out exactly why for me lips are so important and much of it stems from the fact that the mouth is one of the most important aspects on the face whether you are using it to talk, kiss or eat, if it looks horrible with bits of skin hanging off here and there, it isn't going to look nice to those people who have to look at you, in my opinion anyway. Egg Snog as I mentioned is found within the Christmas retro section on the Lush Website and it is the only item to be found under Lip Balms and from the brief description given, which I read after I had purchased it, I have to admit it sounded quite delicious. Egg Snog like other Lip Balms is presented like all Lush Lip Balms in a small silver tin, very similar to the one Vaseline comes in and weighs the same 10g but is more expensive at £5. Clearly shown on this tin is a bright red label which has "Egg Snog" written on it in white lettering. The small tin itself has a twist and pop lid and to it can sometimes be tricky to open particularly if you have got cold or wet hands, but the seal is quite tight which is important in products like this because it stops them from drying out. So what is contained within 'Egg Snog' to make it smell so delightful? Firstly there is Cocoa Butter which is used in many beauty products for its ability to moisturise the skin and help keep it soft and supple. Following on from that is both Brazil nut and Hazelnut Oils which like Cocoa Butter have great moisturising qualities and help to keep the skin soft and smooth. Lemon Oil, which for me gives this Lip Balm its main scent, is used because it helps to clean the skin and remove any impurities which can cause further problems, especially if your lips are chapped and dry. Myrrh comes next which has a slight connection to Christmas but in this instance it is used because it is really good for mouth and gum problems, such as cold sores, mouth ulcers and gingivitis to name a few and it also helps to heal deeply chapped and cracked skin. Finally there is Murumuru Butter which I initially thought was a spelling mistake until I Googled what it was only to find it wasn't a spelling mistake but it is an actual ingredient which hosts similar properties to Cocoa and Shea butter in that it is great for moisturising the skin and keeping the moisture locked in. As great as it smells it doesn't remind me of Eggnog which is just as well because I cannot stand the stuff, instead it smells like lemony caramac bars which is good enough for me because I find if I like the smell of something like a lip balm there is a need to resist the temptation to lick it off. As always with Lush there is a whole list of further ingredients, which can be found on the Lush Website. When applying this product to your lips, all you need to do is get a little bit of the balm onto your finger and the best way I have found to do this is to run my finer around the outside of the tin (after removing the lid obviously) then you rub your finger over your lips before rubbing them together to make sure you have covered them entirely and once you have done this you can feel a slight greasiness to the skin but it isn't as over-greasy as I find Vaseline to be. Once that has been done, I am quite terrible and always taste the lip balm, one day they will invent something which smells amazing but tastes so bad I stop licking my lips, but anyway for me it tasted just as good as it smelt and naturally if you lick your lips a lot it will only give you chapped lips and the product will not work - so don't do it! The smell is quite fragrant and a few people in the office have noticed the smell and have asked me what I have been eating, on the assumption I am hiding sweets from them. When I show them it is the lip Balm they were at the time quite surprised and I am now trying to encourage them to buy some, mainly in the hope they don't like it so I can have it. After using this product for the last 3 weeks, I am still using the same 10g tin as well, so again a little certainly does go a long way, I have noticed a difference in the softness of my lips which are now much more moisturised (after exfoliating them which again is thanks to Lush) and I believe that is down to this product which I do apply 2 or 3 times a day, depending on how I feel. Are there any downsides to this product? For me only the price which at £5 for 10g is rather a lot considering the same sized tin of Vaseline retails at anything from £0.99p to £1.29 but having that said that, it does in my opinion smell much better, moisturise much better and absorbs itself into your lips far better. So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt because it is a product that works and works well and also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest trying any of their products, but I would also advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out. **Extra Information** If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website. Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.