I made an order from the Lush Retro section recently, when the limited edition range of Retro products was added. One of these was the Lip Lime lip balm.
***This Lip Balm***
Lip Lime costs 5.95 for 10g and comes in the same little round tins as the normal lip balms. I really like these tins as they are compact and easy to carry around. They are secure and don''t open by themselves ? in fact, if anything they are a little too secure, as they can sometimes be a tad tricky to open! The price is an average one for a Lush lip balm ? it sounds like a lot but I find Lush balms tend to be high quality and also last for ages.
This lip balm is suitable for vegans and is made with a base of shea butter (which comes from a fair trade womens'' cooperative in Ghana), cocoa butter, mango butter and avocado butter. All of these ingredients are very moisturising. The first two are very common in products such as this. The second two are more unusual and add to the fruity citrus quality of the lip balm. The product also contains extra virgin coconut oil and apricot kernel oil, as well as grape seed oil, to add to the tropical nature of the product. Lime, orange and lemon essential oils add a citrusy refreshing tang.
Inside the tub, the lip balm is white in colour. To use, you rub your finger over the top and then apply to the lips. Only a small layer is needed and it doesn''t feel greasy unless you put loads on. I found it quite difficult to get enough out at first, but as I used the lip balm more and more and got further into the tin, I found it a lot easier.
I thought the balm smelled lovely, very citrusy and refreshing, and with a distinct aroma of limes. Sadly it didn''t taste of much when applied, although actually this is probably just as well, or else I''d lick it all off! It provides a good base for lipstick, as it isn''t too heavy. It definitely isn''t an intensive lip balm, and in the coldest winter weather it doesn''t really perform well enough. However, as the weather is improving, the balm is turning out to be pretty good, keeping my lips soft and conditioned throughout the day. I tend to apply every hour or two. In fairness, the smell of the balm is definitely summery, so I would imagine it is designed for the warmer weather.
In conclusion, I think this is a lovely lip balm and I definitely recommend it. It smells great and works well, so long as you don''t expect an intensive lip balm. Recommended.
For anyone who is familiar with my reviews they will know that I am a big fan of both lush and of lip products in general. I get really dry lips and they just don't feel comfortable without having something on them to make them moist and chap free.
I have yet to try a lush lip balm that I haven't liked but the lip lime balm is one that I wouldn't really bother buying not because it is horrible but just solely because there are other ones which are superior available in lush for the same price.
The lime lip balm is as you would imagine from the name a lime flavoured lip balm. It comes in a little metal tin like Vaseline does and contains loads of natural ingredients to keep lips looking and feeling their best.
As a balm is works fairly well but it isn't quite as smooth as some of the other lush balms and it takes a little bit more rubbing with my finger to get it warmed up enough to put on my lips. I also found that I would need two coats of it instead of one to get it to moisturise my lips enough for them to really feel comfortable.
It also wasn't very long lasting compared to the others I have tried and I found myself reapplying it quite regularly to make sure that my lips remained moist.
In summer this would be a good balm as it is light enough to not feel heavy and greasy but I do feel that in winter when your lips need some extra moisture then I would personally go for something a bit heavier and more moisturising.
The best thing about the balm was the smell which was wonderful. It was citrusy but also really sweet and smelt like some kind of delicious lime desert. I was a big fan of the scent and it also seemed to last longer than the actual balm did on my lips.
Lime lip balm from lush is a good balm and had it been from anywhere else I would have thought it was great but even though it is good and much better than say Vaseline for instance there are other nicer balms available in lush for you to try.
I had a look on the lush website to price the balm and it seems to be currently unavailable but as with most lush products they usually retire them for periods of time to reintroduce them sometimes as limited editions or just back in to the main product line again so if you do want to try this then I am sure it won't be long until it is back in lush stores.
I bought this a good few years ago from Lush and I paid £3.95 for it.
The balm comes presented in a small metal tin that is round in shape. The balm weighs 10g and this is a fair amount as you only need a small dab of balm per application. The balm is a cream coloured balm and it smells quite citrusy. It does smell of limes but you can also detect a hint of lemon in there too. It reminds me a little of the drink "7UP", very much a lemon and lime flavour. The balm is easy to apply as it has a soft and creamy consistency. Once applied to the lips the balm is easy to rub in and it coats the lips well. I also find the lip balm to be really moisturising. It tackles dry and/ or chapped lips and it helps to lock in lost moisture. The moisturising effect is also long lasting. I don't have to top this balm up all that often as it just remains on my lips during the day. It also helps to protect my lips from the elements. Plus it tastes nice if you accidently swallow some of it!
The lip balm lasted me ages and it never went off - it just remained really fresh and fruity. Some lip balms tend to lose their flavour over time but this one keeps it's flavour. The only bad thing is that this lip balm has been discontinued so it is hard to find now. I managed to buy one off eBay a couple of months ago, which was lucky as that was the last one on there.
This was a lovely lip balm from Lush.
I am addicted to lip balm and am always trying new ones. The lime flavoured Lush lip balm is one i came across a few months ago but i remember it well, mainly for it's scent! But i'll come to that in a bit. I had never used a Lush lip balm but I like the brand so thought i'd give it a try. Lush do several flavours and i considered buying a chocolate one but decided to go for the more unusual lime flavour, as i had never had a lime flavoured lip balm before. The lip balm cost £3.95 for 7ml so it was a little bit expensive really.
The lip balm comes in a little silver tin which is easy to open. On opening the tin you are hit with a strong zesty lime scent. At first i found this to be over powering, but once you have applied the lip balm it lingers in a more subtle way which is quite pleasant. The lip balm itself is of a thick consistency but not too think, and it is easy to apply. It has a nice glossy finish but not too glossy, i think it looks good.
My lips dry out quite quickly without lip balm due to my addiction to it so i need a lip balm that will last a few hours. I found that this one didn't last for as long as some others have so i needed to re apply quite often.
I haven't bought this lip balm again, partly because i like trying new ones and partly because there are better, cheaper lip balms out there.
Oh how I love Lush products! Just walking into the store, you are instantly hit with so many delicous smells and intense aromas. I don't usually make big purchases though, so the little items usually please me the most. Here is something I discovered over the summer. I had tried their chocolate balm and been quite impressed, so I thought, why not try the more zesty Lip Lime.
A bit like the mini jars of Vaseline, the balm comes in a little tin. The metal tin is hardy and can take a bit of being knocked around. Perfect to slip into a handbag, a wallet or into a pocket. The lid is pretty easy open to open, provided you don't get it too greasy which usually happens with me!
The first thing that hits you is the amazing fragrant lime scent which smells like it has been developing in a lime grove all summer long. The vivacious scent gets right up into the nostrils, unleashing a cool and wild fresh smell. It lingers for a while once it has touched the lips.
A small bit goes a long way, so just dip the finger into the pot and gently swipe away a small bit, before rubbing onto dry lips. You should find that a pot will last you a couple of months, if you use it every day.
A little dearer than Vaseline at nearly four pounds a pot. This does have a more vivid smell about it and it will drive your lips crazy! It is also very mosituring, so your lips should feel very supple and puckered after you have used it.
I recommend it for anyone who has dry lips or for anyone who just wants a quick lip pick-me-up!
Lime Lip balm From Lush
Me being me, I saw this in my local Lush store and just couldnt help but buy it. I love all things citrus based whether it be food, fragrance or skin care. The fresh zingy aroma that comes off this little pot of Lushness is the perfect item to add to my citrus collection.
Lush had really played a blinder by bringing this product to the homes of all lime lovers and for a mere price of £3.95p I would say a reasonable price to pay for such a wonderful item.
The creamy white product come sin a wonderful little silver coloured tin pot that is sealed by a screw mechanism. The lip balm inside is filled right to the top giving you as much as possible for your money.
The smell coming off the lip balm before any use is still pretty strong and very zingy. You can really smell the lime citrus fragrance that Lush has managed to squeeze into this tiny pot ever so well. Upon use the amazing scent of fresh limes is released onto the lips. The creamy balm goes on with ease and comes out of the pot without hesitation.
The balm is thick yet not too greasy to feel slug like. The balm also seems to add a bit of shin on to the skin of the lips and gives the effect of a gloss like finish. The balm instantly makes the lips feel relieved and alive. The fresh aroma certainly seems to wake up the senses and invigorates not only the lips but also the nostrils!!
The balm really does work well and now I have nearly finished this little pot off I am sure to be making a trip to my local Lush store pretty soon to be making another purchase of this Lime Lip Balm.
I think that anyone who likes the fresh zingy aroma of citrus smells and anyone who loves a good lip balm would really be pleased to have this product. For the price you really are getting something that will last a good while and work just how it should.
My lips have been really dry recently and as I was already visiting a Lush store on a day out shopping, I decided that it was only right and proper that I should have a look at their range of Lip Balms. This Lip Lime balm was the one that caught my eye as I love a bit of fruitiness on my lips and this was a bit different from all the usual strawberry and orange ones you see in most shops.
Lush sell a wide range of beauty products from cleansers to massage bars, through their online site as well as their shops. Of course if you order online there is also a delivery charge so if you dont have a shop nearby, its worth waiting until you need quite a few things.
They are famous for selling products made from natural ingredients including many different types of oils and because of this their products are not tested on animals.
***Whats In This Balm?***
As its called Lip Lime you would be right in guessing that it has lime oil in it but it also contains some other fruity oils too. These are orange, lemon, grapeseed and apricot kernel. These ingredients alone would be a little bit too oily so to give it a bit of substance there are a few types of butter included Shea, Cocoa, Mango, Avocado and Coconut.
It comes in a round, silver metal container about an inch and a half in diameter and quite simply has a green sticker on both the top and bottom of it. On white writing on top it simply states Lip Lime lip balm and on the bottom it tells you when it was made and the use by date, as well as the ingredients. This is something I like about Lush products, as they dont go in for all the fancy packaging, which after all, is what often bumps up prices.
When you first open the screw top lid, you are instantly hit with the intoxicating blend of oils and butters and its a very pleasant citrus aroma. The lime does stand out a little bit more than the rest although I could also pick out the lemon quite easily.
The texture of the balm really depends on what temperature it has been sitting in. If you are in a cool place then the mixture is very firm and you need to rub it a bit with your finger to get the oils to soften before applying to your lips. Please remember to have clean fingers when doing this or you could of course pick up all sorts of infections. If you are out in the sunshine or like me had it in my jeans pocket for a while when I was out without a bag, then youre likely to find that the mixture has melted somewhat and is very runny, so do be careful when you open it. Obviously, when it is runnier you only need the tiniest spot to cover your lips.
Although you really shouldnt lick it off, its hard not to get a taste of this when you apply it as you are automatically going to want to rub your lips together to get it over smoothly and youll find that the ingredients arent as strong tasting as they are smelling. In fact its a very pleasant tang rather than a full on flavour. This is probably a good thing if you are partial to a citrus taste, as it wouldnt last long if you were licking it off all the time.
After applying my lips felt smooth and oily but not sticky as some balms make them feel. This feeling lasted for a good hour or so and even then they didnt feel as dry as they had before. There was no horrible residue as with some balms as it dried out either. Unlike gloss it doesnt leave your lips looking over shiny either but just gives them a gentle healthy sheen.
Before I started using this, my lips had been quite dry and after only 4 days of using this by applying it about 4 or 5 times a day, they have been a lot softer and rough bits have disappeared. My bloke loves this balm too and has taken to trying to kiss me more just after Ive applied it so I may have to treat him to a jar of it too. He seems to approve of the taste and the way it makes my lips feel.
***Price and Availability***
You can of course get this online but of course this means you have postage costs too so I buy directly from my local shop for the price of £3.95 for the 10g container. This may seem expensive for a little pot but as with a lot of Lush products you dont need a lot at a time so it will last for ages.