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      13.01.2011 16:09
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      A delicious glossy lip balm from Lush that smells completely yummy

      Lip balm is a daily essential for me, and I always have several on the go, one for handbag, one for home, and one for work. My lips are constantly suffering from dryness and can get chapped and sore when the weather is too cold or too hot - I can't win! This Lip Balm is a special edition item from Lush that is only available for a limited period during the Christmas season.

      The lip balm comes in a small metal tub with a screw top lid. It is a 10ml size, and this contains a good amount of product that lasts for a long time. The pot is a very small and handy size to slip inside a make-up bag, or to take with you for re-applying when out and about. The 10ml amount goes quite a long way and it will take me about 2 months to work my way through one of these lip balms.

      The balm itself has a warm amber sort of colour, and has a lovely strong sweet smell that is released as soon as you open the lid. The scent is gorgeous, it is warm and spicy and very well suited to traditional Christmas fragrances. This smells like a delicious rich and spiced Christmas cake!

      The lip balm is soft and a quite oily, but this helps in that it spreads easily onto the lips without having to rub very hard at all, just a gentle sweep provides good coverage. It has a much softer consitency than most other Lush lip balms that I've tried, which may be down to it being a vegan product and not including anything firm to stabilise it such as beeswax. I find that it does not really penetrate and soak into the skin, but sits on the surface and coats my lips instead. This doesn't feel sticky, and it gives a lovely soft moist feeling which is quite comfortable. On the few occasions when my lips have been split due to the surface of the skin cracking, I have found it somewhat painful to use this lip balm as the ingredients cause a stinging sensation. I tend to use a different lip balm for "repair jobs" and keep this one for general use.

      The skin on my lips feels much softer and smoother when I am wearing this, and it does seem to provide some protection thanks to the balm staying put on my lips. You get a lovely shiny and glossy finish with this Let Them Eat Cake lip balm, which means your lips can be bare and still look beautiful! I apply this first thing in the morning, but it does tend to wear off very easily through the day from drinking and eating etc, so I make sure I have lip balm with me to top it up as and when I need when I'm out and about.

      My lips feel a lot smoother softer after using this lip balm, and it does feel more rich than some of my usual lip balms thanks to its highly moisturising ingredients. This lip butter is particularly effective when applied before bed as I then wake up without dry flaky skin and my lips stay in good condition when I use it frequently.

      This is a lovely Christmas product from Lush that feels festive and smells delicious. The only down side that I can see is that it does not have an added SPF I will only be using this through the colder winter months where I do not need that sort of sun protection on my lips.

      This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing, keep your beauty cruelty free!

      {review also posted on ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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        23.07.2010 15:50
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        An ok lip balm.

        I like lip balm, though is I had to pick one I personally wouldn't pick this one as I don't like cake and therefore am not likely to pick this, however due to the fact that this came in my christmas box set I decided to give it ago.

        It costs around £3-£4.50 if you buy it on its own which is quite expensive for a lip balm.

        As soon as you open the tub, which is screw on and off, you are met by this smell that smells exactly like christmas cake! Despite not liking cake, I was pleansantly surprised to find that I liked the smell of the lip balm. It is infused with oranges, lemons, treacle, sherry, vanilla, sultanas and more so no wander it smells like christmas cake!

        When you first use it, it is quite hard to get it on your finger so you do find you have to apply it quite a few times. Once on your lips the smell is even stronger and it feels smooth and silky.


        It does moisturise as your lips as just minutes after wearing it they already felt softer and smoother. However I did find that it needed to be reapplied quite a lot to maintain this, also as it wears off quickly.

        Overall this is an ok lip balm, which I wouldn't nessecarily reccomend it, neither would I not.

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        14.06.2010 17:11
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        mmm fruity balm

        Lush Lip Balms are always going into my pockets. That does not mean I steal them! But they seem to get you at the counter, arranged in piles with one open begging you to dip and try it and usually I succumb to the powers of the pot. They do a selection of different lip balms and there is something for every taste. Lush's lip balms are all about the aesthetics. While the results of the balms are usually pretty good, the real selling point is in the smells and the colours.

        The Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm does very much what it says on the tin. It is tantamount to wiping a fruity cake across the chops. Is this wise, if you're out in town shopping! The presentation is brilliant in a small metal tin with a feisty label and inside is lemon coloured blam which smells of oats, sultanas and raisins and plenty of fruity things. The fruit ingredients are balanced with vanilla and japanese wax which gives it that delicious sheen. When I used mine I found it succulent on the lips and the taste of it was great, though I did want to lick it off, which meant more applications were needed.

        It does not gloss quite as well Vaseline, but the selling point here is the smell and the shea butter which adds a touch of luxury to the package. A pot of lip balm tends to last for a month or two, it is only a 10g pot, making it small yet ideal for pockets and people who don't have room for a clumpy lip balm in their clothing. Would I buy again, probably yes, though I now have so many lip balms in my drawers it's hard deciding which one to go for. Expect to pay just under a fiver for this lip balm, making it a little pricey for some cake.

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        05.05.2010 22:32
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        my least favorite Lush lip balm

        I was very excited when Lush introduced the Let Them Eat Cake lip balm.

        I love lip balms and I am a huge fan of Lush, so I went to the store a few days after the release of this product and was very keen to try one out.

        Unfortunately the lip balm was not in stock yet, but the assistant kindly showed me a balm from one of the Lush gift boxes and let me open it to have a sniff.

        I am not a fan of Christmas cake or Christmas pudding to eat, but I do like the smell and I found that the lip balm smelled pretty much exactly like a piece of warm Christmas cake and it was very yummy!

        The balm comes in a little metal circular screw top tin which holds 10g of product; it has the ingredients list on a sticker on the back and the Lush logo and the product name on a sticker on the front.

        I left the shop without my balm but later that night when I was on the Lush forum I came across someone who had bought one of the gift boxes but is not very keen on lip balm so they were offering to sell their tin of Let Them Eat Cake for £3 - the shop price for this was around £4.95 so I pleased to be getting hold of a tin of this yummy smelling balm and for a discounted price!

        As soon as the balm arrived I wanted to try it out, unfortunately that is where my excitement ended.

        As I rubbed my finger over the balm it began to melt quickly and my finger was covered in an oily layer. My past experience of Lush lip balm was that yes they melt onto your finger but they are of a more creamy consistency.

        I proceeded to rub my oily finger across my bottom lip and the way it felt was not very nice, it made my lips feel greasy and along with that it was kind of bitty it was not a nice feeling at all.

        To make matters worse, the balm did not make my lips feel nourished like the other balms do; they just felt oily and horrible. I kept the balm on hoping that it would work its way into my skin but the oil continued to just sit on my lips and it felt quite uncomfortable so eventually I wiped it off. I was disappointed to find that after wiping it off my lips actually felt quite dry and I had to apply some of my Honey Trap lip balm to get my lips feeling nice and soft again.

        This lip balm gets huge thumbs down from me. I love the scent which is fruity and spicy, but they way it felt when applied and the ways my lips felt after I had used it was a big let down for me.

        I give this product 2 stars out of 5 because the price is good for a lip balm because they Lush lip balms last ages, and the scent is delicious, but this did not feel nice at all.

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          17.03.2010 20:19
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          Another great product from Lush

          Let Them Eat Cake is a Christmas lip balm in a small 10g metal pot, made by the lovely people at Lush. This seasonal product has the most gorgeous smell, it does smell just like Christmas cake, of oranges and spices and sherry. As it should, since these are some of the actual ingredients - no chemical rubbish in here! This particular product is marketed as vegan, so there are no animal or animal derivative ingredients in the making of this item.

          The smell was the first thing I noticed about this product, which was absolutely gorgeous, and I was excited to try it out. I have used other lip balms of the same design before and always liked them.

          The second thing I noticed, on using this product, is that it seemed softer and greasier than the other tinned Lush balms that I had used.

          I used the product very regularly at first, and I did notice that it did leave my lips soft and moisturised. However, it did need regular reapplication as it seemed to slide off very easily, and it was a little messy to apply with fingers due to the consistency.

          It sadly doesn't taste as nice as it smells, but if it did I probably would just have eaten the pot of it, so it's probably just as well! The taste is fairly "generic", as in it tastes similar to other balm products and is quite inoffensive.

          I would buy it again, just for the smell!

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          08.03.2010 11:41
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          yummy

          As soon as I read the description of this product I had to get it. I have a very sweet tooth and the idea of a Christmas pud flavoured lip balm was my idea of heaven!

          What is it?

          'Let Them Eat Cake' is a vegan lip balm. It is not tested on animals and comes in a handy 10g tin, which is made out of recycled tin. It has simple packaging, like all Lush products, to reduce wasted materials. It cost around £4.75.

          Ingredients

          Currant, Sultana and Raisin infusion, Orange peel infusion, organic black Treacle and Sherry give this product an scrummy scent of Christmas Pud. Unlike many products, it isn't just a scent made up of chemicals, it actually contains the real ingredients!

          Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil and Shea butter allow this product to melt at room temperature (when you touch it, it is solid in the tin not runny). They soften the lips which makes this a perfect product to combat winter chapped and sore lips.

          My opinion

          Love it Love it Love !!!! I am gutted this is christmas limited edition only, but I do understand it is themed to that market. I love the smell and the taste (if you accidentally lick it off). I love that they actually use real ingredients, and make them safe for vegans to use and also that it isn't tested on animals. My lips felt super soft and it was thoroughly enjoyable to use.

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          17.01.2010 23:32
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          Not as good as I've come to expect from Lush products

          Packaging: The lipbalm comes in a small metal tin with a screw lid. It's small enough to slip into your pocket or handbag, and the tin protects it well- no risk of the lid coming off and fluff getting in your lipbalm.

          Product: This smells very Christmassy. I was a little disappointed by the taste as it wasn't anywhere near as nice as it smelled. It was very easy to apply with a finger and went on smoothly. I found it made my lips feels rather greasy and it didn't stay put very well.

          Unusually for lipbalm this is vegan which is a good selling point. I don't think I'd buy it unless I specifically wanted a vegan product though as I think most of the others Lush makes are better. I think it might be the difference in ingredients in order to make it vegan that made it feel greasy.

          Price: This costs around £4.65. Since a tin will last for ages, I think the price is very reasonable.

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            13.01.2010 12:59
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            Not the best lush product and very expensive for what it is.

            And so - it was bound to happen, I have found a Lush product in my so far very impressive Lush christmas hamper, which to be honest I am pretty underwhelmed by.

            This lip balm is in a small round tin which for a start is very difficult to open as you have to twist it and break the inevitable vacuum to get in and the tin gets slippy thanks to the contents leaking down the sides a bit off the lid, therefore this is not a product you can carry around in your handbag and apply quickly, especially if you have gloves on.

            Anyway, once in the tin, I have what looks like uncooked cake batter. This is weird because on the website pictures the balm looks entirely solid and smooth but my tin is gloopy and greasy and actually quite lumpy. It looks like the stage of cake batter when you have put the eggs in but not the flour yet and its all a bit seperated and not yet emulsified.

            The smell is actually pretty amazing and definitely one of the plus points, it smells like proper cake batter although the product description says it is supposed to smell specifically like christmas cake. I think it does not smell like christmas cake - I can certainly smell no spices - it smells like a standard sponge cake batter with a hint of vanilla to me, but the smell is very nice and makes you want to it it.....do not be fooled however....

            ...Because it tastes absolutely foul! I made the mistake of licking a bit off my lips and it tastes like soapy, bitter, nasty stuff. I was quite surprised by this because things which go on your lips generally taste either entirely neutral or at least bearable. This, however, is not a taste you will want to try twice. But then at least I guess it totally discourages you from licking it all off.

            The other thing I really dont like is the texture. Because it is gloopy and lumpy, putting it on my lips feels like I am smothering them with a paste of some sort rather than a balm. Its very wet and I always end up needing to wash my hands after applying. Once on the lips the lumps feel a bit weird and the pastyness feels heavy and thick.

            I have to say that on the days when I have perservered with getting in the tin and smearing the weirdness on my lips they have felt softer later and the smell is quite nice for half an hour or so. But to my mind this is just not a convenient product to use and I really do not like the texture of it.

            Lush lip balms retail for around £4.65 a tin which I think is expensive and based on the quality of this one I would not invest in another one to be honest. For around a quid I can get a tin of vaseline which is much nicer!

            I guess there had to be something from Lush which I didnt think was amazing - and it seems that this is it!

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            31.12.2009 18:35
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            well worth it for your Christmas/New Years kiss :)

            I discovered Let Them Eat Cake for the first time in Lush last Christmas. I had popped in to see what they had to offer and was actually shopping for someone else for Christmas presents, but I needed a new lip balm and felt like a bit of a change. I perused the usual selection when this one caught my eye; it came in the same wee round 10g tins that the others come in and the label on the top is a burgundy, red colour to add a Christmassy feel to it. This lip balm is both vegan and vegetarian so satisfies everybody's needs really. It cost £4.63 and can be purchased in your Lush stores or online. It is available for a limited period over Christmas.

            On opening the tin you are greeted with a yellowish coloured block which is easily melted at the touch of your finger. I always find that the Lush lip balms create an excellent barrier between the soft skin on your lips and any of the winter elements such as ice cold wind which will easily chap your lips and I heavily rely on these lip balms throughout the year but especially during winter. This really does smell like Christmas in a tiny tin, it is incredible!! I was pure addicted to this last Christmas and the same this year. It got to the point last year where I even got some friends hooked on it because I always had it out and the smell was so strong.

            Ingredients:
            Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil, Currant; Sultana and Raisin Infusion, Japan Wax, Fresh Lemon and Fresh Orange Peel Infusion, Shea Butter, Plum Kernel Oil , Flavour, Sherry, Vanilla Absolute, Lemon Oil, Lime Oil, Cognac Oil, Glycerine, Organic Black Treacle.

            Although I recruited a few friends to the "Let Them Eat Cake" fan club, this product isn't for everybody. I know that quite a lot of people do not like the smell or taste of Christmas cake and therefore this would not be an ideal product for them. The strongest elements in the smell are citrus, such as oranges and lemons and also the mixture of spices, just like a Christmas cake, It tasted bitter lemon at points, but it also tasted delicious at other points, depending on whether I had melted it in my pocket or not. The smell very much reminds me of the stage when you are baking your own cake and you leave all of the fruit to soak in the alcohol...lovely. Most importantly, this lip balm more than serves its purpose. It leaves your lips feeling beautifully soft and smelling very seasonal! The Shea butter ensures that your lips are beautifully soft for sure. If you look up at the ingredients list, there are a lot of the Christmas cake ingredients included, such as treacle, mixed peel, sherry, sultanas and raisins infusion and so on.

            For me this product scores 10/10. Reasonable for cost per usage, handy tiny tin for your handbag or jeans pocket, smells heavenly and stops you from actually eating Christmas cake. Plus, most importantly, it leaves your lips feeling beautifully soft and ready for that cheeky kiss under the mistletoe!

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              08.11.2009 18:40
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              Well worth trying

              Lush Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm

              Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Lip Care / It's smells so yummy you'll want to eat it! Oranges and lemons, currants and sultanas, vanilla, sherry and treacle.

              www.lush.co.uk

              124 Grainger St
              Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5AF
              0191 230 4840

              Oooh it is coming up to Christmas and that means that (hopefully!) Mr Siamese will buy me more of this delicious lip balm (currently retailing in store and online for £4.63. This balm comes in little metal 10g tubs.

              This lip balm is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

              I shop online and go to my local store (address above) but the benefit of going to stores is that you can often try the products before buying. It also means that you can smell things to see which one you like the scent of most. (If you do purchase online, the orders tend to arrive within 3 or 4 days and are all packed in popcorn instead of polystyrene and therefore better for the environment).

              This balm is so great because it smells like freshly baked cake (the only problem is that you tend to find yourself licking your lips more because the smell is so mouth watering) though it doesn't really taste of it which is a shame. In fact, it just tastes of lip balm, so if they could make it taste great too, it would be outstanding!

              It keeps your lips really soft and moisturised, which is especially useful now that the weather is cold. You don't have to reapply it too often (unless of course, you lick it off!!) so it lasts well, despite being quite a small tin. It also adds a slight shine to your lips, and helps to prevent chapping.

              I do think that this product could be improved by different packaging, simply because I don't think it is particularly hygienic to keep dipping your finger in when you are applying the balm. It might be better to have it in a little tube. This would also help to prevent it from drying out which can sometimes be an issue with balms in tubs.

              I do really like the smell of this product and will keep buying it for that reason - I might also email Lush suggesting they amend the packaging!

              If you like soft and moisturised lips and sweet smelling lip balms, then this product could definitely be for you, have a look in store or on their site above to order. 4 stars from me, simply due to the packaging.

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                17.10.2009 20:44
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                Try it

                I have been writing lots of reviews recentley on Lush products as I have been shopping there for a few years now and believe that they deserve some reviews!

                I got this lip balm around christmas because of the name and smell making me feel all christmassy!

                I love this as unlike some other lip balms I have used this one actually works to soothe and moisturises your lips!

                What is it?
                Well it is basically what it says it is. A lip balm in 'LET THEM EAT CAKE' flavour. It is not to be mistaken for solid lip glosses which I know that a few people have done.

                Where can you buy it?
                As it is a Lush product it is only purchasable from Lush. You can purchase in store and online. This is sometimes only avaliable at christmas as it is there christmas lip balm.

                Price:
                As with most Lush products it is quite expensive, but if it works then I am pretty sure it is worth it! It costs around £4.63, which I know it almost double the price of other ones, but in my eyes it is definitley worth it!

                Packaging:
                This lip balm comes in a lovely little and appealing metal silver pot. You screw to open and screw to shut as it is a fresh hand made product and this is done to protect the freshness. This makes it easy to pop in your hand bag or pocket because of the small and compact size!

                As it is fresh it also has a use by date, which is usually about or within a year, which will be stamped on the tin or there may be a sticker put onto it.

                My view:
                When you first look at it, it isn't too appealing, it is a clearish colour with a very pale yellow hint to it. It also looks quite 'hard' and looks like it will be difficult to apply and that it will break into bits to apply!
                As soon as you open it, it just reminds me of christmas cake straight away, it has a very strong smell which I simply love!The reason of this is because it contains currants, sultanas, raisins, lemon, orange peel, sherry and vanilla! Although it mainly smells of christmas cake you can also definietley smell the vanilla! I just want to eat it, it smells so good, although I wouldn't reccomend this!

                Upon applying it feels lovely and smooth and light. Once it has been applied it doesn't get heavier or sticky like some other lip balms do, you only need a very thin layer of this to cover the whole of your lips.

                You can feel it soaking into your lips and feels really smooth and moisturising. Even though you only apply just a thin layer you don't need to apply that often, I reapply between 1 and half hours to two hours!

                It is also has a lovely shiny, glossy finish which means that you may not even need to apply another gloss or anything else over the top, unless you want colour!

                After about a week or so you can really begin to notice the difference, if you just run your finger along your lips they feel loveely and plump and so soft and smooth. I suffer from dry and chapped lips and this has REALLY helped to improve them, like most Lush products it is another one that works and I WILL return to!

                Mine has lasted me just under a year which I am very happy with and under £5 for around a year is definitley worth the money for me!

                Overall I would definitley reccomend this to anyone whether you have nice and soft lips and just want to retain or whether like me you suffer with your lips and need a quick fix!

                Try it!

                ***Also published under the same username on ciao***

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                10.10.2009 21:00
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                I wish it was available as a perfume!

                I love the name of this - probably the best named Lush lipbalm of the moment.

                Let's start then,shall we? I got this in my Fairytale Hatbox a few days ago. It wasn't one of the items I particularly wanted (To be honest,the box was what I wanted the most! It's lovely!) but once I opened it I was glad it was included as it smells divine!

                I can't stop sniffing it,in all honesty. I think it smells like low-fat ice-cream,but that's maybe just me? For once,the boyfriend even likes it! (He usually thinks all Lush things smell the same,or not at all.)

                The problem is,it dosn't taste as nice as my other Lush lipbalms! If it smelt like it tasted,it would be my favourite Lush lipbalm,but it dosn't,so it's still in 2nd place.

                However,if they made a perfume that smelled like this...well,I'd be first in line to buy it! If I'm really,really honest? I HAVE been using it as perfume!

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                11.08.2009 18:58
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                A brilliant lip balm from Lush

                I received a Let Them Eat Cake lip balm as a Christmas gift, however, I already had one Lush lip balm on the go, so I put it into the cardboard box with the rest of of my Lush "stash" to use when I had run out of the other product. However, a couple of months ago now, Lip Squeak was discontinued, and as I loved that product so much I decided to put it into the stash and bring out my Let Them Eat Cake to use instead.

                LTEC comes in a little round tin, smaller than the tins or jars for a lot of other lip balms on the market. It has a sticker on both sides, on top is the name of the product, what it is, and the Lush logo, on the reverse is the ingredients list, and use-by date. The tin twists off - I remember the first time I opened one of these tins, I thought you had to pull it off, wasted a lot of time trying to work it out...

                I wasn't sure I would like Let Them Eat Cake, the smell is fruity, quite sweet and very strong, it is a very accurate facsimile of Christmas cake In my opinion. I don't eat Christmas cakes and I wasn't a huge fan of the Christmas Cake soap, so I expected LTEC to be a product which I used up as quickly as possible so that it would be over and done with.

                Then I actually tried it. I learned to love the smell after experiencing how soft and moisturising LTEC is, especially compared to Lip Squeak, which has to be carried around in a pocket for a while or warmed on a radiator before it can be used. It is really gorgeous. I apply it with one of my little fingers, just rubbing it lightly on the surface picks up enough balm for both lips I find. It's clear and goes on especially well over lip stains (e.g. Benetint), which is great as I Benetint my lips most times I leave the house!

                It doesn't taste of anything in my opinion - great, as it can't clash with food. It doesn't make my lips glossy - it's just a balm, but I think it makes them a lot softer. If I kiss anyone whilst wearing LTEC I'll have to edit this review and report the results!

                It is also really great as an emergency moisturiser - I've rubbed it over dry patches of skin and over fingernails that I haven't had time to polish before. The soft consistency makes it so easy to use.

                If I had my way this product would be available year round and I hope it is part of the Lush Christmas range next time, however, even if it isn't I won't be saving it like Lip Squeak for a while. LTEC seems to be a Marmite product - you either love or you hate it, because of it's scent, and so there are loads of people who hated it selling/swapping their spare new and unused tins on the Lush forum!

                I'm afraid I can't comment on price as this was a gift and as it was part of the Christmas range at Lush it is no longer listed online, but I suspect it was just under £5 mark going from the prices of Lush's lip balms at the moment. I think this is a bit expensive but it is a vegan product, so a lot of people will have bought it because of that.

                I received LTEC as a gift without smelling it first, because of the divided opinions I've read I would recommend you don't buy any LTEC without having had a good whiff of the stuff first!

                Last Christmas LTEC was available again but they changed the formula slightly so it isn't as runny. I have yet to try one of these new and possibly improved tins but I will update my review when I do!

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                  16.05.2009 11:41
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                  You'll love it or hate it.

                  This is one item that I have a few of as it was a very common product in the after Christmas lush goody bags and in the gift boxes. I have been meaning to write about this product since then, but seems I still have about 4 lip balms left I thought I would write it anyway!

                  At Christmas this lip balm was £4.40, the same as all the others, but like I mentioned, it was a very common item in the 'sales' so I never actually paid full price for one. It is in a small tin about the size of a 50p piece.

                  This lip balm is made by Lush and was the only vegan lip balm at the time which is a good thing (although a new vegan one is coming out soon!). The title of the balm hints at the fact it will taste/smell like cake. To me, I think it smells like a boozy fruit cake, but it certainly doesn't taste like one. It honestly does taste foul until you get used to it!

                  The texture of it is nice, it hasn't dried out like all my other Lush lip balms, but I have noticed the texture varies a lot between the ones that I have. 2 of them are very oily, so much so that the oil sits on top of the balm (I think these ones taste the worst!), 2 of them are very hard and 2 are quite a lot softer. There aren't any huge problems with this, it's only if you prefer a certain one there may be a problem.

                  Applying it is very easy, just rub your finger onto it gently and smooth onto your lips. I found that it left my lips feeling moisturised but without feeling like an oil slick or making them really glossy. The moisturised feeling lasted for 3-4 hours before I needed to reapply - this was in the winter so I think that is pretty good going!

                  I would recommend this lip balm, however there are better ones out there and a lot of people don't like the taste. This one is very much like Marmite - you either love it or hate it!

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                  I bought this the last time I was in Lush at Christmas time. I'd never seen this before, and was on the lookout for a Lip Balm, since my lips get so dry. Lush lip balm is pretty expensive, but I was in a treat mood!

                  The name of the product made me think of a sweet, icing, jam sponge type cake, but I was so wrong. This smelt like Christmas cake, so although I got the icing scent, I also got the fruity scent that you also get from Christmas cake. If i'd asked about the scent, then I probably wouldn't have bought it.

                  The balm comes in a 10g tin. The packaging is alright. It is a round silver tin, and it has a red label stuck on it. The writing is quite large white and it has a small Lush symbol up the top of the tin.

                  The balm is a light cream colour. It looks quite greasy in the tin, and you only need a little bit to go a long way. The scent of this is pretty strong as well, and although you can taste the Cake taste slightly, you smell it more than you taste.

                  I paid £4.95 for this, which I think is expensive for a Lip Balm.

                  Does it work? This softens your lips from the first use. As long as you don't cover your lips in this, just a little smear is enough and you will get supersoft lips.

                  I like the product, but will try a different scent next time!

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                  It's smells so yummy you'll want to eat it! Oranges and lemons, currants and sultanas, vanilla, sherry and treacle /