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I bought this lip balm after I received a voucher for £2 off from Boots. I had always wanted to try the lip balms from Soap and Glory as I love the packaging, but at £5 it seemed a bit expensive for a lip balm. However, the £2 voucher made it more affordable.
Knowing what I know now, I should have read the reviews on this site rather than on the Boots website. The lip balm is supposed to have a buttery texture, is long wearing, feels light on the lips and gives a pretty tint to the lips. First of all, I loved the texture of this. I prefer buttery lip balms as they feel more nourishing on my lips, which get chapped very easily, especially this time of year. However, the formula is very tacky and difficult to blend, leaving large clumps of lip balm in some areas and none in others. In my opinion, it certainly doesn't feel light either, it is quite heavy and doesn't sink into the lips the way other lip balms do. I did like the peachy coral tint of the lip balm, but I found it wasn't nourishing enough and had a to use another lip balm over the top of it. The vanilla flavor of this is divine, but the texture of it reminds me more of a lip gloss than a lip balm and certainly doesn't offer the protective qualities I would expect of a lip balm.
Even at £3 I found this a waste of money and would certainly not repurchase. To be honest, I can't imagine myself using all of this before I throw it out because I dislike it so much!
Description Soap and Glory is a fruit butter lip balm that soothes and hydrates lips. It is supposed to be long-wearing, light on the lips and has a translucent coral tint.
Price Tag: £5 from Booth and Superdrug, very often 3 for 2 on all Soap and Glory products in Boots
Colour owned: Vanilla Bean
Review: I love this product, it comes in the tin, the packaging is cute and gives it the retro inspiration. As all lip balms in the tin, it is not very hygienic or convenient to use a finger to dip into the product. You can potentially use a lip brush, but again you want to be able to use on the go during the day it is not very practical in my opinion. Aside of the packaging, the lip balm itself is lovely. It is super moisturizing, the smell is lovely but not too overwhelming. It feels great and plump on the lips, without being sticky. It tastes sweet too. So overall the product is great, I would definitely repurchase it, maybe in a different colour though. I heard that the peachy one smells great, so it is already on my shopping list when I run out of my Vanilla Bean. This lip balm should last a long time, because of its rich consistency you need very little on your lips. So if you suffer from dry lips and want a lip balm that will do both moisturize your lips and work as a lip gloss, a great kisser is for you.
I'm a massive bargain hunter and I tend to stick to products that're good value and won't cost me too much money, this was until I received a soap & glory gift set for my Christmas last year and I've never looked back. I could happily spend an absolute fortune on these products because I know I'll get my expected result and more whether its with their shampoo or body scrub. One product that I can't live without is lip balm, it's definitely an everyday essential for me and when I found out soap & glory had a lip balm out I jumped at the chance to buy it and picked up the Soap & Glory Great Kisser Lip Balm in peach.
Packaging and impression: as soap & glory products are normally a little on the expensive side I wasn't too surprised that their lip balm was £5.00 from boots as I've found that their products are high quality I didn't mind spending too much. The packaging is cute and perfect for your coat pocket or to have at your desk at work without taking up too much room. The scent of the product is absolutely delicious and the colour is equally as attractive doubling up as a nice lip gloss.
Application: the taste of this lip balm is absolutely delicious and upon application I was constantly licking the product off and needing to reapply! The consistency of the balm is quite thick and feels much more like a lip gloss than a lip balm. After applying it felt really sticky and far too shiny for a normal day at work and didn't really feel like it was absorbing into my lips so I was constantly rubbing my lips together to encourage absorption. The lip balm is really thick and stinky and actually passes more as a lip gloss without drying out my mouth, and for everyday use I only use a tiny amount of the product to avoid the overly exaggerated shine associated with lipgloss.
Results: the product did soften my lips but wasn't any more effective than your bog standard Chapstick. The smell and taste is probably the best part of the product and the colour works well with disguising chapped and cracked lips. If your boyfriend is like mine and HATES lip gloss with a passion then you won't be getting much kisses with this 'great kisser' lip balm! It's definitely not a lip balm I'll be using everyday but I'll carry it with me on a night out to use as a pretty lipgloss!
I am a huge Soap & Glory fan, in fact I think I was the first ever person on here to review a product of theirs1 I stumbled across the range way back one day in Boots and loved the cute and quirky packaging and was going to treat myself to something in Lush but at the time Soap & Glory products in Boots were on offer so I decided to try something and since then I am pretty brand loyal to them as a rule (providing I have the spare cash lol).
However I am not a fan of lip balm and glosses and the likes usually so when someone bought me this way back although I was interested in trying it and glad to be treated to something new from the range I wasn't all that chuffed about what it was so to speak though lol!
Well if your familiar with Soap & Glory products already this fits in with the other range of products nicely. It is a pink tin which you simply screw the top of to get to the product then on the top of it there is a black and white photograph of a smiling lady on there and we are told of course that it is Soap & Glory, A Great Kisser Lip Moisture Balm and that it is 18g in size then on the base of the tin we are told that it is cherry and chocolate flavour and contact details for the manufacturer and so on are given. Nice handy little product this is and you get alot of product within it too.
The Lip Balm Itself:
All you do to use it of course is pop your finger over it and the greasy feeling bright pink balm comes off on your finger. You can of course use a brush or something but I don't bother with that! Its easy to apply and once on I find this to linger on my lips a good hour or so and it is mainly flavoured with sweet, natural cherries this one with a hint of chocolate and its naturally sweet.
This makes my lips slightly shiny like I have something on them and that looks nice enough. however although my lips feel moisturised with this on its a bit too greasy in feeling for me though I know its moisturising them but for me its a no no as I don't like the feeling on lmy ips and they slide about too much for my liking.
This comes in 3 different flavours and I'd like to say that I am curious to try the others but I won't lie I won't be. The benefits of this though to be fair I think are there. Its nicely flavoured, for a fiver you get plenty of product, lips look slightly glossy and yes if you like it although it costs a fiver you get a lot of product that you don't need to use very much of per application and yes you can also feel it is a moisturising product that will soothe and protect you lips skin however like I say I can't stand the feeling of this on my lips and I tend to apply it and then wipe it off getting fed up!
If you want a moisturising lip balm then you can't go wrong with this in my opinion it just happens to not be right for me sadly!
Available in Boots or google it for a list of other stockists.
I am a massive fan of Soap & Glory products and last week I purchased their lip balm, as this was one of their few remaining products which I had not tried before. I do occasionally suffer from dry lips and if I don't use a lip balm, I end up licking them all the time, which in turn dries them out even more, to the extent that they become very chapped and sore.
The Soap & Glory lip balm comes in three different scents and colours and the one I purchased was the Chocolate Cherry one, which is a "sheer popsicle pink". It comes in a small round metal tin (similar to the Vaseline pocket one) and it contains 18 grams of the lip balm. At £5 a tin, it is one of the most expensive lip balms that I have ever bought. The retro looking tin is very pretty and typical of the Soap & Glory packaging (easily recognisable to any Soap & Glory lover I would say); it is pink, black and gold and has the picture of a "sexy" smiling lady from the 50's. Across the front, in large lettering it states "A great kisser", there is also the Soap & Glory logo and you are advised that this is a moisturising lip balm. On the back of the tin, you have the usual manufacturer details, the barcode, a full list of ingredients (who ever reads these?), and the particular scent of the balm.
The Soap & Glory lip balm contains mango butter to moisturise, apricot butter for weather protection, lingonberry oil to boost the barrier repair (and prevent water loss) and pomegranate extract to renew your 'dewy'. Soap & Glory claim that this "melt-on-your-mouth conditioning mix may just be the best lip balm ever built (it's not too waxy, not too slippery, not too greasy, not too sticky. In fact, it's just right)".
Now, here are my first impressions of this lip balm. Like I mentioned earlier, the tin is very pretty and I love the look of it, as well as being ideal to carry around because of its pocket size. It opens very easily, you just pull off the lid (without having to twist), I find that it is actually easier to open than the Vaseline tins, which can sometimes be quite stiff. The balm, which is solid, has a bright pink colour to it and smells amazingly yummy, you would just want to eat it (very chocolaty with a hint of cherry). When you touch the balm, it seems to become more liquidy, so a gentle stroke will be enough to get it on your finger without having to dig in and leave ugly holes all over. The balm is easy to apply to your lips, glides on without pulling at your lips and you really don't need to use a lot, a little will go a long way. Once applied, I think it makes your lips look quite nice, as there is a shimmer to it, and makes them look almost like you have lip gloss on.
I find this lip balm tastes quite sweet and this makes me want to lick my lips all the time. Also, I find that it is quite greasy and very sticky (contrary to what Soap & Glory claim), it is not absorbed at all but remains on your lips until you have eventually licked it or wiped it off. I found that even strands of my hair would stick to my lips, that is how sticky it is! "Great Kisser"?! You certainly would not want to kiss anyone whilst wearing it! Personally, I prefer lip balms that moisturise AND soak in, without leaving your lips feeling greasy and sticky.
Overall I would not personally recommend this lip balm to anyone, and have awarded it two dooyoo stars, mainly for the packaging, look and scent of this product.
I am a big fan of lip glosses and lip balms because whether it's summer or winter, my lips can get dry and chapped. The skin on your lips is the only skin on your body that can't moisturise itself so it's important to give your lips a helping hand. I love the Soap & Glory brand, although I am less convinced on their cosmetic products but I wanted to give their new lips balm, 'A Great Kisser' a helping hand.
What does the product do?
The product is described as being a conditioning lip balm which is not waxy, sticky or greasy. It contains a variety of natural ingredients including Mango and Apricot butter, as well as ligonberry oil which all help to moisturise, protect and repair the delicate skin on the lips.
The product is currently available in 3 different shades. I bought Juicy Peach which is has a hint of coral. Also available is Sweet Coconut which is clear but has a hint of shimmer and Chocolate Cherry which is a pretty pink colour.
How do you use the product?
The product should be used in the usual way. It can be applied to the lips as often as required. You just rub your finger over the balm and then rub the product over the lips.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a cute little tin with the standard retro design on the front. The tin is made from thin metal and the lid is quite easy to remove as long as your hands aren't wet or greasy. The balm is well protected inside and it is easy to carry around with you in your handbag. The product will cost you around £5 for 18 grams and it can be bought from your local Boots or from the Soap & Glory website.
Aroma and consistency
The product has a very fruity aroma and the peachiness does stay on your lips for a while. It has the consistency of a glass rather than a balm as it is quite runny so you only need to rub your finger across the balm gently or you'll get too much product on your finger.
The product looks pretty on the lips. It has a shiny finish on the lips so it makes them look pretty. The coral colour is very barely there but it does enhance the colour of your lips a little bit. If you like to have a lot of colour on your lips then this will disappoint. The product is moisturising and sort of seems to melt into your lips leaving them feeling comfortable and hydrated. And just as promised, it doesn't make your lips feel greasy or waxy. It last for a few hours, although it is slightly less if eating or drinking but it is easy to reapply so this isn't a problem.
I love Soap and Glory products and I love coconut, everything about coconut actually from the taste, smell, fragrance and milk, you name it I love. Just imagine if two of my favourite products became combined! Well they did in the shape of a lip balm which at £5 was too good an offer to resist.
I love the Soap and Glory range and have had a mini splurge of late to ensure my feet (yuck) look decent enough to wear in Fitflops in this glorious weather but being out in the sun a lot means I also need to protect my skin especially my lips, from drying out. So I bought the Coconut version of the lip balm, which incidentally comes in two other flavours - Juicy Peach and Chocolate Cherry.
So when you are told to "Pucker up ladies, and prepare yourself for A GREAT KISSERTM" how can you not take on the challenge when your product is described as being "melt-on-your-mouth conditioning mix may just be the best lip balm ever built (it's not too waxy, not too slippery, not too greasy, not too sticky. In fact, it's just right)". So challenge accepted and £5 handed over.
So for your £5 you get a tin which is similar in size to a tin of Vaseline lip balm and it contains 18g of lip balm. The first thing I liked about this Balm was the actual tin which very Soap and Glory in design because in middle of the tin is a black and white photograph of a happy and smiling lady with the words 'Great Kisser' clearly visible underneath. Now depending on which flavour of lip balm you choose depends on the style of your tin because each tin differs slightly in colour to denote which flavour you have selected, so if you have opted for Coconut like I have then your tin with have a brown ring around the label to show that it is Coconut, if you opt for chocolate cherry then you will see a bright cerise pink coloured label on your lip balm tin and so on.
The first thing you notice as soon as you twist the lid off the tin, a simple task to do, that the aroma is most definitely coconut and this pleases me a lot, some might say I have a coconut addiction, but I love it. To look at the balm it is similar in look to Vaseline only with this there is a slight shimmer to it as the light reflects off it. Given the wonderful aroma of coconut, it isn't surprising to find that coconut does indeed feature within this lip balm but more surprising to me was the next three ingredients - Mango Butter, usually a nice fresh scent which I couldn't sense when using this balm but it is great for moisturizing the skin. The Apricot Butter which nourishes the skin and then comes an ingredient I have never heard of and that is Lingonberry Oil, so after a quick search I found that it is packed full of vitamins such as A, B and C and when used in a product like a lip balm it forms a barrier on the skin which prevents water loss meaning your skin stays moisturised for much longer. There is a much longer list of ingredients to be had, but none of them are as interesting as the ones mentioned.
So the Balm itself. With a product packed full of ingredients which promises to make you a great kisser and be the best balm ever, once you apply it to your lips it does feel kind of greasy for a few seconds as it absorbs into your skin and it is similar to the effect Vaseline has when applied, not something I liked very much which is why I refuse to buy it, but this lip balm sinks in a lot quicker and you do notice a slight shimmer to your lips as though you have applied a lip gloss. Naturally the scent is wonderful and the coconut really noticeable along with the apricot which seems to come alive once applied. As soon as you put your index finger into the balm, it reacts to your skins temperature and becomes an almost oily like substance, which not only makes it easier to use, but also means you need less of it because it spreads really easily.
Since using the balm, which has only been a few weeks, I have to say that it does definitely soften and soothe your lips and really moisturises them. I have found that I only need to use this Balm a few times a day and I never feel that my lips have dried out so badly that I constantly need to re-apply it. I just love the smell of it and probably re-apply it more than I need too.
As you can imagine I love this product, it is perfectly sized for being carried around and helps to hydrate, soothe and moisturise your skin, it is the tin itself is really cute. So if you want something new to try, then look no further than this lip balm because it is and does exactly what it says on the tin. As for its longevity, well it does depend on how often you use it, after my few weeks of using it, there is a definite finger shaped dent in the balm, but I would guess it will last for another month or so before I need to replace it. But I like it so much I might have to try the other two options as well.