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      07.12.2014 14:22
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      Lovely smelling lip butter

      I hate having dry lips so I am always using a lip balm throughout the day. The lip butters from the body shop are my favourite ones just for the pampering and luxurious feel that they give me.

      The Mango range is one of my least favourite ranges from the body shop even though I love all the other fruit scented ranges there. I just think it smells a bit sickly to my nose and isn’t as nice as the other ones.

      The only Mango product that I actually really like is the lip butter as it has a lovely light fruity smell which is much nicer than the body products. It is sweeter and smells very edible.

      It has a lovely texture and it is very creamy and rich so it is really good for lips that are particularly dry.

      It gives instant hydration but it also soaks into lips and makes them less dry from the inside out. It is very rich and quite heavy feeling so won’t be suitable for people who like something light and non noticeable on their lips.

      It does feel a little bit greasy but I think it feels nice as it feels very protective and you can go out in the harshest winds whilst wearing this and it will really protect your lips.

      It costs £4 and I think that this is about right for this as it smells gorgeous and works really well and is better than a normal lip balm at protecting and soothing your lips.

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      26.10.2011 11:13
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      I just bought this the other week. I was in town and didn't know that there was a Body Shop in the town that I was in - even though i've worked nearby for years. Now I know it is there then I will have to buy more products as I like the Body Shop products.

      My Lips are so dry at the moment and although I do have a couple of Lip Balms in my bags I am a bit wary of using them as I had a Cold Sore and was just a bit worried that if I used it then it would have germs or that on it (perhaps a bit weird, but who knows!)

      This comes in a 10ml tub and the price of this is £4. Not the cheapest Lip Balm in the shop as the normal Balms cost £2, but I would assume that since this is a Butter then it is more targeted to Dry Lips. There is a few different ones in this range, but I love Mango so that was going to be the choice for me.

      The tub is a small and sturdy plastic tub. The lid is easy enough to unscrew and the opening to this is wide enough to dip your finger into this and scoop some of this out. The Butter seems to be quite solid at first, but just press your finger onto the Butter and this melts slightly and allows you to apply this over your Lips easy enough.

      The scent of this is lovely. Just smells like ripe, fresh Mango. I didn't know if I would like such a heavy scented product on my Lips, but once this has been applied then although you can smell it, it isn't all that strong to be honest.

      I don't apply too much of this as I find that too much of a product like this can give me spots around my Mouth, but just a light gloss of this seems to take care of my Dryness just right. I apply this a few times through the day and so far I have found a difference in the dryness. My Lips feel a good bit softer.

      I am glad that I tried this and once this has finished then I can see myself buying this range again. It does a good job and I think this little tub will last a good lenght of time.

      Recommended if you have Dry Lips.

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      18.10.2011 22:30
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      A lovely scented lip butter, just a shame you can't taste it for very long!

      I recently bought a few products from The Body Shop website for myself when they had a good promotion on. I don't usually shop here, only when buying presents for other people, but I got emailed a £10 off code and my minimum spend had to be £25, therefore meaning I would only be spending £15. I love mango and orangey scented products and so I looked at those products straight away. I had never tried the lip butters before but thought I would try this out. There are several other flavours you can purchase too if mango isn't for you.

      The pot is very small (like most lip products are) and so I carry this around with me in my bag. The top is a screw type lid and so it can't easily come loose when in your bag.

      The scent of this is lovely, and smells exactly like mangos. I only apply a little bit at a time on my lips as I don't want to apply to much and end up with clumps on my lips. A little is all you need though and the scent is really strong. However, the scent doesn't last as long on my lips as I would like it too. I find that after an hour I cannot taste it any more, but my lips do still feel soft though. So the lip butter does a good job at keeping my lips nice and smooth, the scent is just a little bonus that doesn't stick around for long. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend buying this purely for the scent. The buttery texture is nice too, not something I was used to using on my lips but it melts onto them nicely and quickly.

      I have had mine for a few weeks now and the texture of the butter is still the same as when I bought it. I read a couple of reviews of the product on the website before I bought it and a couple of people stated that a skin started to form in the tub and it turned lumpy. I can only think that they mustn't have had the lid on properly, which has made it go like that. So make sure you have the lid screwed on properly after use! That did make me cautious about buying it but as all of the other reviews didn't fault the product one bit, I decided to give it a go myself. This is also why I have left it a few weeks until I reviewed the product myself.

      I do still like the product but I don't think I will be purchasing another when I have ran out. Instead, I might try the 'born lippy' from the Body Shop, which are also scented. Hopefully the taste will last longer on my lips with them. The lip butter is priced at £4 for 10ml, which I think is good value for money as I think it will last me a long time yet.

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        22.01.2011 22:28
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        A great lip product!

        I have a slight addiction to lip balms, butters and the like, so couldn't resist picking up something as yummy smelling and looking as this. It cost me around £4-£5 so it isn't the cheapest of lip products, but it does work wonders!

        The body shop lip butters are a more moisturising lip product then your traditional vaseline. The mango scented one is peach in colour and very creamy, when applied it doesn't leave any colour on on the lips, it doesn't really give a gloss or sheen either so I wouldn't say this is great for cosmetic use. They come in a sturdy circular plastic tub with a screw top lid, for those who have seen the body shop body butters this is essentially a smaller version of the same packaging. It is a very compact size and easily transportable in a handbag, plus it is easy to find due to its distinctive peach colour!

        I apply this most days, especially before bed as it is a great overnight moisturising treatment. I sometimes find myself opening it up just to smell it as well! The scent is so divine I would recommend that you visit the bodyshop to have a good whiff of the mango range!

        I give this a definite 5/5 for me, the effectiveness of use makes it worth its more expensive cost. It is a great moisturising treatment which nourishes the lips and keeps them soft and smooth.

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        19.10.2010 00:24
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        A nice treat or present.

        I don't normally buy the body shop lip butters myself as they are a little pricey, when I can just buy vaseline myself, for a quarter of the price. The body shop lip butters are £4 (for 10ml) and vaseline is £1 for a small tin, which lasts for ages. I do quite like the lip butters as hey are a taste of luxury though, so it was a really nice treat to get a body shop set for my birthday which followed a mango theme and had this lip butter in.

        The lip butter comes in a plastic round tub with a screw on and off lid. The tub is quite deep, which makes it difficult to get the product out without getting it stuck under your nails. A trick I learnt off another dooyoo member was to scrape the product out with the back of your nail and then apply it from there. Saves any getting stuck!

        The lip butter itself is incredibly creamy, much less greay than vaseline. It is pale in appearance and the smell is incredibly fruity. It is a really sweet mangoy smell and always reminds me of the summertime, a nice exotic smell.

        The lip butter does a good job at moisturising the lips and leaving them soft and smooth. It also gives you a good feel good factor as it has a lovely scent and feels like a touch of luxury when you use it. It really is a nice product to use. It doesn't give you a horrible taste in your mouth when you use it like some flavoured lip balms do. The only reason I have dropped a star with this is due to the price, I just cannot justify spending this much on an essential for myself. It is however a lovely gift to recieve!

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        23.03.2010 18:31
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        An Intensive Lip Treatment.

        I fancied treating myself a bit with my last Dooyoo cheque so I decided to treat myself to some products from one of my favourite shops: The Bodyshop. Ive tried a few lipbalms from this range and Ive always had really good results from them but until this one I had yet to try one of their lip butters. The mango seemed like a good one to try because I have tried this body butter in this "flavour" and I loved it so I thought this one would be just as good. It definately cost a lot more than any other lipbalm I have ever used but with this range I reckon your paying for quality, as its certainly not quantity LOL.

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        Price: £5
        Stockists: The Bodyshop
        Best For: Very Dry Skin
        Key Ingredients: Mango seed oil moisturizes the skin & sustainable palm oil from Columbia helps to condition skin.

        This has a texture very similar to the body butter so it is quite thick. This obviously means that when you come to applying it you dont need very much at all. If you do you will end up with really greasy lips that have a slight yellow tinge. I dont think thats a very good look. Having said that though when it comes to applying it, when you use the appropriate amount this glides on really easily and leaves your lips feeling and looking softer and glossier.

        I dont get chapped lips very often but sometimes in the cold weather I do get them very bad. Ive had a bit of a cole recently so my lips have been a lot drier than normal and this has been my saviour. It got rid of any dry skin after just a few applications so that shows how well and how fast it works. The texture of this definately makes the results a lot better in my opinion. As this is so thick and creamy that makes it more moisturising for your lips and when its on your lips you can sort of feel it working and because of the thickness this make it feel much more luxurious and expensive.

        I usually apply this before I go to sleep every night because it offers an intensive treatment and when I wake up the next morning my lips are super soft and shiny so it really is a quick fix treatment. Your lips will look fabulous.

        Now Im sure you are wondering why I havent mentioned the smell and that is because I wanted to say how lovely this balm smells. If you have tried this Mango body butter then you will know that this (as it has the same scent) is beautiful because it smells really fruity and it actually does smell like mangoes. A lovely scent that often lingers when you apply it. Good enough to eat. But I doubt it tastes very nice.

        Theres is only one bad thing I have to say about this butter and it is a very minor thing I think. You cannot apply this balm as a base of your normal lipstick or gloss because it so thick and just a tiny bit greasy. That isnt a major issue but sometimes it is annoying.

        I do recommend this though because I do think it is worth the money as I think it works wonders. Ill ceratinly be stocking up again when mine runs out and I highly suggest everyone else does as well. If you want an intensive lip treatmeant then I think this is the best product for you.

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        x0 Salz 0x

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          25.02.2010 22:11
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          a great product which is reasonably priced and works well

          This lip butter from the body shop is an incredibly rich product in scent and texture. The Body Shop is a well known and respected brand and prides itself on its protest against animal testing, good quality ingredients and well sourced products, which are becoming increasingly more fair trade and from sustainable sources. It is for these reasons why I am keen to support this brand and its products. It probably comes as no surprise then, that I like this lip butter. Its scent is definitely one of its best qualities, and it has a rich, fruity and sweet smell. The texture is also very good and it feels rich and thick enough to be a good, deep moisturiser, which undoubtedly does the job. Unlike with other lip balms, this product has a lovely taste which is not too synthetic, making it a pleasure to use.The price is reasonable, and the pot is a handy size, small enough to fit easily into a bag or pocket.

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            05.11.2009 12:15
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            The Body Shop Mango Lip Butter

            Buttery lips

            The last time I was in The Body Shop I was in a bit of a mango mood, it's probably the time of year, cold nights, dreary days etc but something about the bright orangey/yellow mango packaging as well as the delicious smell attracted me to their products.

            I also absolutely love the taste of Mangos, they are juicy, sweet and very tropical tasting so knew I would love their products. At the same time as I bought The Body Shop Mango Body Butter I also decided to try The Body Shop Mango Lip Butter.

            According to an article I read, Mangoes belong to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Cultivated in many tropical regions and distributed widely in the world, mango is one of the most extensively exploited fruits for food, juice, flavor, fragrance and color, making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often called superfruits. I think this makes it a perfect smell/flavour for the Body Shop to be reproducing.

            I have never tried any of their lip butter products but have always been quite curious about them and how they worked, what they tasted like etc whilst they were on your lips.

            A tub of the mango lip butter looks exactly like a tub of Body butter except for the fact that it is quite a bit smaller. It comes with a picture of a very succulent piece of mango on the front and has a screw lid on the top making it easy to get in and out of the plastic tub.

            Now, onto the consistency. At first I thought it would be a bit weird putting a "butter" on my lips and was thinking it was going to be more like a cream, ie the Body Butter than an actual lip product. However, the consistency of this lip butter is more like a waxy substance with the delightful smell of mango. It contains organic beeswax which is probably how it gets its thickness and this is said to help moisturise and condition the lips. According to their website, it acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture and helps to keep product texture consistent, when used over time. The beeswax comes from the remote tropical forests of North West Zambia, where the extra income helps more than 3,000 beekeepers preserve their traditional way of life. This also helps to protect and preserve the forest as well as providing necessary income for the beekeepers. So, who knew, by buying this product you are also helping a remote part of the world. This has always been part of The Body Shop's philosophy and I think a great reason to buy the product over other beauty products out there.

            The product also contains mango seed butter which moisturises the lips. I did like using this product. I found it quite fun and gimmicky. The smell was delicious and it did make my lips nice and smooth but I think for everyday use I would probably just stick with using a little tub of Vaseline as this added no colour to my lips and is a bit expensive for what it is.

            A 10ml pot costs £4.85 and is available in stores or from their website.

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              02.10.2009 08:46
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              Great product

              I love the Body shop lip butter range and own a fair few of them, including the mango lip butter. It makes my lips feel so soft after they have been dry or chapped and if you are like me and eat your lip balm once on the lips it taste pretty good too! The smell is quite strong but it is very fruity and pleasant. It isnt greasy as some ''finger applied'' lip balms can be so doesnt leave you wiping your hands afterwards and as a bonus, it makes your hands smell nice. The packaging is a little pot and is quite deceptive at how much product you get in the packaging. Only a small amount is needed for the lips. it can be a tad more expensive then what you would pay for a bog standard lip balm but it does last a while, so the money you would normally spend on an average lip balm would go twice in to the lip butter but would last you twice as long. I am a very big fan of the lip butters and would recomend them to anybody

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                25.09.2009 15:38
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                A Wicked Lip Butter That Is Deffo Worth The Price I Think

                I brought this out of some vouchers I got for my birthday and think it's a brill lip butter even though it's a lot more expensive than other stuff I would buy to look after my lips.

                It has got the same sort of thick texture as the body butter from Body Shop and glides on smoothly. You have to make sure you don't put too much on your finger because if you do then you'll end up with loads of buttery blobs on your lips that feel proper greasy and look terrible.

                It smells very strong of mango and it's a lovely smell in this lip butter even though I think the mango smell is too strong on the body butter because when you're putting such a strong smelling product all over your body then it's bound to be overpowering.

                I think this lip butter is brill and keeps my lips soft and looking smooth. Even when i had a cold recently my lips didn't suffer like they usually do because when I'm feeling run down I usually get proper bad chapped lips but applying this every few hours during my cold meant I didn't have this problem and just had to sort my rudolph nose out!

                I love the thick texture of the lip butter because it feels like I am covering my lips in something luxurious that will help rather than those lip balms that just put a bit of smelly wax on your lips. I do think the thickness of it makes it a lot more moisturizing and it does me more good than thinner lip balms.

                The only problem I think with this lip butter is that because it's so greasy it's hard to put lipstick on afterwards because my lips are so slippery and so I have to leave it for at least half an hour before putting any colour on my lips and even then it's hard. And I don't like putting it on on top of my lipstick because it makes my lips too shiny and I sometimes want to go for a matte look.

                This is a wicked lip butter though and I don't even mind paying the price even though because it's nearly £5.00 a tub it's one of the most expensive lip balms I've used. It's worth the money though because it's so intensive and when I put it on at night it softens my lips while I'm in bed so that the next morning when I wake up my lips are in great condition.

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                21.09.2009 19:30
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                Fruity lips are the way forwards.

                I love Body Shop products because they are good quality and the ethics behind them. I normally buy their lip balm as my little pick me up treat, I had tried the mango lip butter previously as a sample from the store and it tasted lush, so I decided on a tub.

                There are loads of different flavours available to try and if you are un sure the store will provide you with a little sample free of choice, so you can make the perfect decision for you.

                The packaging is bright and really appealing. It is orange and has a picture of mangoes on the top, I find it really easy to spot at the bottom of my bag. There is a screw top which is really easy to get off.

                This smells gorgous, you really get a whiff of the mango in it. The taste is equally as good, it tastes like mango and really I just stick it on my lips for the taste now. The texture is quite buttery so it is easy to apply and you don't need alot. I t leaves my lips feeling soft and nourished

                It does tend to melt in the pot during hot weather but I find if you stick it in a cool place, it soon returns to its original consistency.

                They cost £5 each or they are on offer for 2 for £8. I think this is good value, they are really moisturising, taste great and you know that there is good ethics behind it.

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                03.08.2009 15:16
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                A great product which does what its supposed to and smells good enough to eat.

                I recently won a Body Shop hamper on a raffle at work (lucky me! expect more reviews of the contents shortly, lol!). It contained a lot of the Mango product range including this 10ml pot of lip butter, apparently it usually costs £4.85 for this product which seems a lot when a small pot of vaseline is around a pound.

                I have started running quite a lot and I tend to find that my lips are very dry by the end of my run, especially when its windy. So I decided to try out this lip butter instead of my usual vaseline and see how it fared.

                Firstly you will provbably be unsurprised to learn that it smells absolutely divine as most body shop products do! Like the mango body butter it really does have a strong fruity and sweet aroma to it which makes it smell edible. Luckily it does not actually taste horrible as being applied to the lips this would make it less attractive as a product. It doesn't really taste particularly of anything, much like a standard vaseline or lip balm, but its not offensive either.

                One thing I did notice with this lip butter is that a little goes a long way and there is no need to absolutely slather it on which I do tend to do with vaseline. It made my lips feel moisturised very quickly and without a massive amount being applied, I also found that because my lips felt less greasy I was less inclined to lick them and render the whole process pointless.

                So, I applied the lip balm before a run and set off as usual. I was most impressed to find that when said run was over I still had lips which felt soft and protected but not greasy, the balm had prevented them from drying out and kept them moisturised throughout.

                I do think that paying nearly a fiver for a lip balm is quite high, but this product is of a high quality and I do think the 10ml tub probably works out at pretty good value for money because you do not need to use loads on your lips per application. This is something I will probably get with my 'love your body' quarterly gift option rather than paying full price for it, but I do think its a very good product.

                It is good to note that this product contains community trade beeswax from Zambia which enables extra income for bee keepers in the area and supports their local economy.

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                  09.07.2009 20:16
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                  for dry lips, leaves you with smooth kissable lips

                  I first tried this mango lip butter when some body brought me the tub as a gift amongst other things. I was surprised I liked it to be honest because to me the packaging looks a little bit naff but when I opened it I was really surprised because it smells lovely.

                  The product is in a small orange and it contains 10 ml of the actual lip butter. When opening the tub you automatically get that exotic feeling because the smell hits you straight away.

                  The lip butter can last ages as well on the tub its got the 12m that means you should throw it away if you still have 12 months after you have opened it. I mainly use mine when it's really warm or quite cold because it is aimed for people with dry skin.....but I suppose you could use it what ever your lips are like....

                  The texture of the product is smooth when you put it on your lips with your finger tips, making your lips very kissable *(mwah)
                  In this particular lip butter it has shea butter which is a natural moisturiser.

                  The body shop also has lip butter in a variety other scents such as papaya, wild cherry and coconut.

                  Since I have received this product as a gift I use it regularly and have also made more purchases at the Body Shop. This lip butter costs £4.85 per 10ml tub. By purchasing this product you are helping to keep women employed in rural communities.

                  For further information visit: www.thebodyshop.co.uk

                  Enjoy!

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                    17.06.2009 13:45
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                    This smells lovely but don't let that fool you...

                    I am a big fan of the Body Shop. I love their shower gels, scrubs, body butters...you name it, I've tried it. A couple of years ago a friend of mine started doing Body Shop At Home parties, so there was yet more opportunity to try new products! At one point I ordered the Cocoa Butter Moisturising Lip Care Stick, as I loved the rest of the range, but after a few uses I felt my lips were dry and getting a bit sore, so I switched back to my regular lip balm.

                    A while later, my friend went travelling for several months and left me with her Body Shop party kit so I could keep it going for her. During the time that all this wonderful Body Shop stuff was sitting in my living room, I ran out of lip balm. So I decided to borrow the Mango Lip Butter until I had a chance to nip into Boots. Oh what a mistake...

                    The lip butter comes in a nice little 10ml tub, with a screw off lid and a very attractive picture of mangoes on the lid. Having used the body butter and scrub, I instantly recognised the nice mango smell, which I find reminds me of summertime - I think I had mango shower gel on summer holidays as a child. So the smell was very pleasing. Application is easy, you smear a little of the lip butter on a clean fingertip, then rub it onto your lips.

                    After the first application, my thoughts were along the lines of "mmm this is nice, I could happily have this smell just under my nose all day". I found myself feeling the need to reapply after only an hour, which is a little odd, as my lips felt dry and tingly. But I put it on, and thought no more.

                    However, I felt I needed a third application after less time than the second, and this time there was more tingling. This was early in the morning, at work and nowhere near a lip balm retailer. So I reapplied it, as although I tried to resist, the tingling was too much. The lip balm soothed this, but only for a few minutes.

                    Within a very short time, I was in pain. A surprising amount of pain. My lips felt like they were on fire. I knew that it was the lip balm causing this, but I also knew that if I reapplied it I would feel relief for 5 minutes. After asking all my colleagues, and finding none had lip balm, I gave in and reapplied.

                    By evening, having managed to resist the urge to reapply, I was in agony. I was drinking water by dunking my mouth in a full glass, just to cool the burning of my lips. I got home and ransacked my bedroom drawers for something, anything, to help. I came across the Cocoa Butter lip balm - and left that well alone! Eventually I found some Estee Lauder Pure Pops lip gloss which was so soothing and cool, I will love that product forever.

                    The next day I made it to Boots and bought some new lip balm. After a few days my lips had recovered, but I will never, ever use a Body Shop lip butter again. I'm just glad I didn't pay for it.

                    I think it's important to point out that I don't have problems with skin allergies. I've never found a skin care or makeup product which causes me to have a reaction, and I use a lot of other Body Shop products. I don't know if this was an allergic reaction, but it was hellish.

                    Of course everyone reacts to products differently, and the other reviews on dooyoo for this product are glowing, but I would not recommend Body Shop lip butters at all (given my earlier experience with the Cocoa Butter lip balm, I expect I would have this reaction to all of them). I would certainly think twice about this product if you are prone to allergic reactions to skin products. If you do fancy it, try a friends, or try the tester in the store - even one application might indicate what is to come, as I had to reapply so soon after first using it.

                    Currently Body Shop lip butters are available in store and online for £4.85.

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                      12.06.2009 23:04
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                      A great treat

                      When I was in town the other day I went into our local branch of The Body Shop and was tempted by the lip butters. I do love this particular product and felt like treating myself so I bought the Mango 'flavour' for £4.85.

                      We live on the Great Orme at Llandudno so we have a sea breeze a lot of the time which ranges from a light waft to a howling gale! This makes my lips very dry and if there's one thing I can't stand it is my lips feeling dry - it really irritates me. Consequently I usually have a range of balms and butters around the house in various tubes and pots.

                      Anyway back to my recent purchase of Body Shop Mango Lip Butter.

                      The Lip Butters all look like miniature versions of the Body Shop Body Butters but made for the lips. The pots of lip butter are just 10ml compared to the 200ml body butters but the pots are the same design as the body butters.

                      They come in a variety of flavours - pink grapefruit, papaya, Brazil nut, Shea, coconut, almond, passion fruit and mango. The colours of the pots correspond to the flavours - mango is gold, pink grapefruit is pink etc. - with stickers on the top of each one to inform you which variety it is.

                      The main ingredients of Mango Lip Butter are beeswax to 'keep the lips lush' and Shea Butter which is a natural moisturiser that helps to condition the lips sealing in the moisture.

                      The Body Shop operates a Community Trade policy which basically means 'A fair price for a fantastic ingredient or product, from a disadvantaged or small scale supplier'.

                      For example the Shea Butter comes from Tungteiya, which represents about 400 women in Northern Ghana where many families rely on subsistence farming.

                      To use the lip butter you just get a small amount on the end of your finger and rub it onto your lips. It is easily absorbed and isn't too greasy and it makes my lips feel really moisturised and soft. It also tastes nice which is a double edged sword for me as, if these things taste nice I keep licking my lips and they don't last as long!

                      I use this product last thing at night for the simple reason that it is easier to carry the lipstick type ones in my bag during the day and they are less messy to use - I don't have to wipe my fingers as I do with the Body Shop Lip Butter.

                      I find it easier to keep this one on my bedside table and use it each night before I go to sleep. That way my lips are comfortable as I go to sleep and the butter can do its good work during the night!

                      The other advantage of using it at night is that, since I am asleep, I don't lick it off! It tastes so nice that I do tend to keep licking my lips when I use this product.

                      So there you are, a lovely product that works well and although it is a bit more expensive that some it is still cheap enough for me to treat myself occasionally.

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                      Moisturises and helps to soften dry lips /