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      31.07.2012 22:01
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      Run and get NOW!

      I LOVE this lip balm! The Body Shop lip butters echo the body butters and scrubs in miniature but similar sturdy plastic cases - the screw on lid seems to hold quite tightly and I have never had a problem with it coming open in my bag. The lip butters contain 10ml (this is the only size available) and the rrp is 4.00. This is quite expensive for a lip balm, but I tend to wait for it being on offer. I do find that the pots last for ages and stay much fresher (stays the same consistency and still has a smell) - comparative to other shop tubes. And although applying with finger is not the most hygienic I don't think this would work as a tube - it would be too hard. The lip balm looks quite pale and waxy but feels very smooth to put on. It is quite hard and I couldn't push my finger in to it and make a dent. This lip balm is tough in hotter places - I took a previous pot to South Africa in the summer and it didn't melt! Because this is generally a finger application I do find I loose some lip butter in the corner edge along the bottom when I get low. After application my lips have a nice sheen on them and the smell is pungent enough (in a nice way - it smells like cherry yoghurt to me!) that I feel I should be able to taste it (and yes the butter lasts through me licking my lips many, many times). The lip balm doesn't have a taste. I found that the smell lasted for a couple of hours on my lips. In the pot the smell lasted well for about 4 months with regular use. It seems to be well distributed through the balm not just on the top. Longer term use mean my lips do feel less flaky. I do find the dark red colour of the pot quite useful and I can find the lip balm quite easily in my bag. Comparative to the other flavours in the range I like this flavour. Some of the others I find smell very very sweet and not particularly identifiable. Definitely worth the cash. This is also on Ciao under the same username.

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      01.08.2011 20:18

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      A great little indulgence for day to day use

      I first bought this product in a promotion, so effectively got in free with two other things I set out to purchase. However, it retails at around £4 in store. I feel that this lip butter moisturizes my lips more than a normal lip balm, and doesn't require frequent application to keep my lips in a great condition. The only downside is that I do have a tendency to lick my lips after application, as it tastes great. By no means would I recommend this product as edible. And as a result, I end up applying it more frequently than any other lip balm, simply because I enjoy the product, though in reality, it is unnecessary. It is pocket sized, but I find I often leave it at home to prevent me applying constantly, but I feel it is a great little indulgence product to start and end the day with. It smelt great on purchase, however, the scent got more sickly the more I have used it. I would recommend this product to friends as it's a little bit of luxury you can inject into your daily life. I would definitely buy this again, but would perhaps try a different flavour.

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      15.07.2011 06:31
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      Slightly Expensive, But Worth It!

      This is the best lip butter from The Body Shop by far. Smells gorgeous, tastes gorgeous and leaves my lips looking and feeling gorgeous! I paid £4 for a 10ml tub of this and i think it's well worth that price. The lip butter is packaged just like a mini body butter which was my main attraction to the product and first. The packaging is red wth pictures of cherries on the top with the product name and the body shop logo written over the top. The lid pulls of easily which is really effecient - much better then fiddling around with pumps and tubes. Upon opening the tub, the smell hit me straight away. It was absoloutly heavenly! Fresh, yummy cherries and it honestly does not smell artificial at all in my personal opinion. The texture of the lip butter is like a thick and creamy yoghurt, but it has a bit of a grainy tint to it as well which is odd but something different. It's light pink in colour and is thick enough to apply onto the lips by dabbing a finger into it. It's not a greasy, watery or sticky product which is great. Applying it is easy and you only need a little dab to cover the lips evenly which is great as it lasts longer. This absorbs into the lips amazingly fast, leaving them hydrated and smelling lovely. It doesn't add any colour, however it does add a bit of a glossy shine. Even when my lips were really dry and cracked this made them look and feel great. After applying this, i'm usually left with a thin layer of the creamy butter on my finger, but i usually just leave it to soak in. I have not experienced any problems at all with this lip butter. Unlike some of the other The Body Shop Lip Butters, it does not leave a white frost behind at all, and as said before it absorbs extremely quickly leaving my lips soft and moist. The taste of this is sweet, but it doesn't taste of cherries. It's a pleasent taste but it's not quite good enough to eat! Overall this is my favourite body shop lip butter by far, and although it's not dirt cheap, the quality is worth the price.

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        02.05.2011 08:43
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        Would be absolutely perfect if it wasn't a little grainy.

        A while ago I decided to pamper myself a little again and bought the wild cherry lip butter by The Body Shop. Here goes my review on it! Shopper's appeal I'm quite fond of The Body Shop and have been buying their products for years now. I like the scent so much and all of their products provide excellent skin care! The lip products were the first Body Shop stuff I knew and I wanted to have them so badly when I was 15. Now I have a little more money to spare and I also get lucky quite often - my parents occasionaly take me to a designer outlet centre in the Netherlands were they have Body Shop products for half the price! That's where I got the lip butter. The packaging The lip butter comes in a little red plastic pot with a label glued onto the lid. On the label you see a close-up photograph of cherries and it says that the pot contains 10ml of lip butter. Underneath the pot is a label you can peel away to reveal the list of ingredients! I find this feature quite useful because you can see the list but the pot still looks fancy and doesn't have tons of writing on it. The pot can be opened by unscrewing the lid. It is easy to open and fits into a handbag nicely! My experieneces The texture The texture is the first and only things that bothers me about this lip butter. The butter is quite grainy, which I would have never expected! When you apply it, you really have to rub it in or you'll have little pieces of lip butter on your mouth which neither looks nor feels nice. When you've managed to rub it in, it feels nice and smooth. Care effect The lip butter provides lots of care for your lips; it really does wonders. Dry and chapped lips are a thing of the past. I always use it when I have a cold because my lips then get really dry or even rip when I sneeze! So care-wise, the wild cherry lip butter is the best solution! The scent The butter smells really good. The scent is well-described by it's name - it smells of wild cherries and nothing else. Absorbency The absorbency is alright. The butter isn't gone in an instant since it's quite thick and creamy, but you don't have greasy lips for ages - instead you get great moisture and a natural shine. Do I have to re-apply often? I don't re-apply it too often. It already works well in one go and you only have to reapply if your lips are really sore and chapped. For everyday use it's convient and easy. How long will it last? The pot really lasts you ages. I use mine regulary and half of the butter is still left! The ingredients Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ricinus Communis Oil, Aroma, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cera Alba, Lanolin, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol.The bees wax and the shea butter are from a Community Trade, which helps Body Shop's suppliers in poor countries. The price Lip butter are £4.00 each. You can buy them at Body Shops or on the website. Conclusion I quite liked this product. If you have dry and chapped lips, this is your solution! But the grainy bit really annoyed me - I don't like using the butter when I'm in public too often because it looks really silly when I rub my lips for ages so the crumbly bits will resolve. But apart from that, I'd really recommend it.

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          15.10.2010 21:20
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          Fantastic product, just not such a good price.

          I have tried lots of body shop products which I like, but recently I tried some of the cherry range for the first time. I loved the smell of the shower gel, which lead me to treat myself to the lip butter so I could get a hit of the smell at regular intervals throughout the day rather than just once a day at shower time. The lip butter costs four pounds, which is quite a lot for a lip butter, especally when I am used to spending a pound on a tub of vaseline, but I obviously decided to treat myself to a bit of luxury for a week or two! You get 10ml in the pot. The pot is a round plastic tub with a screw on and off lid. Everything is red and the lid is covered in a sticker with the product name, logo and some pictures of cherries. The tub is quite narrow, and deep rather than flat and wide like vaseline, which means if you haven't practised the manouver you will end up with the product stuck under your nails. You soon learn a tactic to avoid it as it is a horrible feeling. The lip butter is thick and creamy, rather than greasy. It is light red (maybe pink?) in colour. It smells absolutely delicious, almost good enough to eat which can be a bit tempting when it is on your lips. The smell is not too sweet and sickly, like some cherry yoghurts can be. Instead the 'wild' bit really adds something to it as it is a deeper more mature scent. I loved getting my boost of lip butter throughout the day. The lip butter did not leave a horrible taste on my lips of in the back of my throat as some lip butters have done (see marks and spencers!). It did a fantastic job of keeping my lips soft (which is essential in the harsh winter) and of keeping me happy. It would get five stars if it wasn't for the price and how good an equivalent vasline is for only a fraction of the price.

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          01.09.2010 01:42
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          Like butter wouldn't melt... almost.

          I first saw this product on the Body Shop website, I was interested in it mainly because of the 'flavour', and you see I do love Cherry scented or flavoured things. The website gave little information so I didn't feel confident enough to buy it without having seen it properly. The website states: 'A rich, intensive moisturiser for the lips with tantalising wild cherry. Its creamy butter-like texture melts onto the lips to help prevent dryness, leaving them feeling soft, smooth and kissable. Wild Cherry Oil - For it's moisturising benefits Community Trade shea butter - leaves skin soft, smooth and supple Community Trade organic beeswax - an excellent skin conditioner' I eyed up this lip butter for a good few weeks before buying it, I wasn't sure how heavy duty it would be on tackling my dry lips because it was a lip butter rather than a balm and I had previously wasted lots of money on buying products on a whim and I didn't want this to add to that waste. It was when I was at the airport ready to go to Malaysia that I decided I would buy it; and I'm glad I waited as in the departure lounge Body Shop store they had a sale on. There was 30% off all the products that were already cheaper than normal stores anyway so I paid approximately £2.40 each for this and a shea butter one (that I am yet to use), which is a saving on the usual £4 price for the 10mls of product that you get. Ok it's not going to make me rich but as we're always told by a certain advert 'every little helps'. The butter is pale pink in colour and has a lovely creamy look to it which appeals to me as I am quite a girly girl. It's quite low in the pot which means that you don't have a lot of room for manoeuvre to get the product out, especially if you have nails that go past the tip of your fingers. I tend to use the back of my nail to 'scoop' a little product out and then use another finger to apply it which seems to do the job. If I am honest, I would prefer to have a smaller pot that was full to right near to the top with product as aside from the usage issue, it makes it look like half the product has already been used. Other than that, I do like the pot it is in, the screw top stays on (from my experience) which means it won't mysteriously come off in your handbag meaning it also won't get covered in the even more mysterious handbag fluff, the top also isn't too tight to get off; like Lush lip balms tend to be. You should probably be aware that if this product gets warm, it does get a lot softer and like a normal creamy texture, which means you shouldn't prod your finger too hard into the pot otherwise you will get a big butter overload. This lip butter has a delicious scent that hit me straight away, although not like your usual cherry scented product but lurrrvely all the same. It also doesn't really have a strong taste so to speak which is good because it means less/no licking it off straight away but it does take some getting used to because with this kind of scented lip product there would usually also be a little bit more taste from my experience. If the scent wasn't there, or it was more of a herbal/medicated scent like Carmex then personally I wouldn't expect a taste but because it smells sweet, I do - weird. You only need a tiny bit of product to give your lips a decent covering, I made the mistake of getting too much onto my finger the first time I used it; so Mr DC got to wear it with me too on that occasion. Smoothing it over my lips was easy and although I did have some residue left on my finger but because it was a butter it was easily absorbed and had no sticky feeling either. The same went for my lips, it felt lovely, creamy and moisturising with no stickiness; although this was also partly its downfall as it just didn't seem to last that long on the lips, even without me licking it off. The look on the lips is quite nice, a bit of a sheen but nothing over the top, perfect really as if I wanted full on shine, I'd put a gloss on. When using this product, I felt like I was reapplying it a lot more than usual but the moisturising feeling it gave felt worth it as my lips did go softer than before so it felt like it was worth the little bit of extra effort. My conclusion is that whilst it hasn't got rid of my dry lips on its own, using it with my Lush sugar scrub does seem to be improving the overall condition, so when I finish the pots that I already own I do think I will be buying more. As a final note, this product doesn't appear to have parabens in it which is great for all those people who are allergic to them. The website states the ingredients to be: 'Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ricinus Communis Oil, Aroma, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cera Alba, Lanolin, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Eugenol, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 19140.' Slightly more information available on the website: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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            25.08.2010 09:06
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            My sister recently went to a Body Shop party and on her return brought to variations of lip butter. I tried them both but found that I adored the wild cherry version and so I decided I would get some for myself. The lip butter is in a red little pot with a screw top lid. It is basically a much smaller version of the body butter pots that you can get for anyone who is familiar with those. On the top there is a sticker of cherries and the Body Shop logo. The pot is 10ml in size and costs £4.00. There are other varieties of the lip butter that you can buy including coconut, pink grapefruit and a new lemon flavour. On the bottom of the pot we are informed that the pot is recyclable after use and that of course The Body Shop is against animal testing. When you unscrew the lid you are exposed to the lip butter which is a pink colour and comes about three quarters of the way up the pot. As soon as you remove the lid you are hit with a gorgeous sweet cherry smell which is what initially drew me to this product after seeing my sisters. You just need a tiny bit of the butter on your finger for your lips and as such I am sure that this product will last a long time, making the £4.00 price tag not as bad as it perhaps first seems as a pot is sure to last you a very long time. When you apply the butter to your lips it gives them a gorgeous pink sheen and they immediately feel soft and lovely. I think the product is similar to applying Vaseline to your lips in that yes it is a little greasy, but not so much so that it looks bad. I love the way my lips feel when I have this butter on. I also love the way they taste! Yep, I can't help but just lick my lips once or twice when I have it on as the cherry is just so lovely! I managed to leave my lip butter in my pocket and washed it in the washing machine but it has set ok again and still does a perfect job and tastes just as good so that it a good thing as I am forever doing silly things like that! I would definitely recommend this product. I have a feeling that during winter it will be a real gods send when my lips become chapped with the cold weather as I feel it will be quite a good protector and healer. You can also use this product as a gloss for nights out as it just seems to give your lips a lovely sheen to them in my opinion.

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              24.08.2010 18:15

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              I tend to get dry lips, and usually I have a lip balm to rescue my lips, however after losing my balm, I was in need of another so decided to buy this one as it is really cheap. I got mine for £3. Due to having dry lips I wanted something which would moisturize them and make them feel soft again instead of chapped. I think this lip butter is really good at giving the lips some hydration. What I really love about this product though is the smell, which is very enticing. After using the cherry lip butter, I have now tried the coconut, and for both the smells are really powerful, which is great. I use lip butter at least twice a day and the pots do last a great deal of time. A month easily if you do not waste any of the product. I have used other lip balms which have been better, but if you are looking for a quick lip fix which is cheap and smells great, you can't go wrong with the Body Shop lip butter.

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              16.08.2010 16:52
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              mouth watering cherry lip balm

              I love the Body Shop body butters because they smell amazing and moisturise well. I also love lip balms so this is the perfect product for me! While I was working at the Body Shop, the price of the lip butters had gone down from £5 to £4 and with my staff discount it was only £2. The lip butters are meant to be more moisturising than the born lippy lip balms but they still have some delicious flavours like coconut, mango, pink grapefruit and shea. I chose the cherry because it smelt the nicest in the shop. It comes in a small red tub like the picture shows. It's the same as the body butters but in a small version. You get 10ml which I think will last me ages. So actually using it, you just use your finger to apply (not hygenic I know) and rub onto your lips. Like I said the cherry lip butter is a lot more moisturising than the born lippy balms and my lips felt smooth and soft but this also left a bit of a shine on it, which I quite like (it also means my brother can't steal it!) The smell is a delicious cherry that isn't synthetic and reminds me of morello cherries which I love! I licked my lips after putting it on and it tasted delicious. Defeats the object of a lip balm but I love it. For £4 I think it's better than Lush lip balms and all the flavours mean you won't get bored. This pot will last me ages (I still have 10 lip balms left to finish) so it works out to be economical. And of course you support Body Shop's community trade and it contains natural ingredients.

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              15.08.2010 21:08
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              I was at a friends body shop party when I decided to purchase the Wild Cherry lip butter and try it out. It can only be bought at Body Shop partys or The Body shop or The Body shop online. I quite often get dry skin on my lips so iI was looking for something which would moisturise my lips well. The Body shop's lip butter is perfect for this and also comes in a range of flavours and is small so easy to carry around everywhere with you! For the price of £4 pounds it is a really good deal and ive had it for about 3 months and i've not even got half way through the pot yet. This product comes in different flavours some of which are Coconut, Mango, Shrea, Pink grapefruit and Wild Cherry. The lip butter comes in a small pot if 10ml (8g) and has a twist off lid on it which is also handy as the lid can not fall off easily for it to go everywhere. Also the pot is recycable which you expect from the body shop as they are enviromentaly friendly and dont test any products on animals. When I chose the product i chose the Wild cherry flavour because it was the flavour that appealed the most to me. It is a pale pink colour but doesnt go on your lips that colour as it just works as a gloss and softens your lips. If you were to pile it on then it ould change your lip colour slightly! It also tastes great so you might keep having to reapply it as you have licked it off! When using the product all you need to do is put a fingertip into the pot and rub across your lips, you only need a small amount as it spreads very well! It can be used for everyday use or even to go over the top of a lipstick to give that extra shine! Overall I believe that this product really hydrates your lips and at the same time makes them have a nice shine! Since I have been using it my lips have felt alot smoother and when i finish this pot I intend to buy more as it certainly works better than any other lip products I have used such as Vaseline and nivea lip products.

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                13.07.2010 19:02
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                Like a body butter but for the lips

                Amongst my many lip balms, I always have a Body Shop one in my bag or pocket. Lately I've been noticing that my lips look dry and cracked and my usual lip balms just aren't cutting it. I'd heard about the Body Shop lip butters and their moisturising effects so I decided to pop in and get one while I was in town this week. THE PRODUCT I opted for the Wild Cherry version as I suspected that the other flavours might not look as natural in terms of colour. I usually like to pick something that might give a subtle tint or shimmer but not look unnatural. If you're familiar with the Body Shop's range of body butters, the lip butters are a much smaller version in terms of both appearance/packaging and the actual butter itself. More specificially, the Wild Cherry lip butter is a lightish pink shade that isn't too dissimilar to salmon pink. I was a bit worried at first that this would look weird on my lips as it's nothing like the kind of lip gloss shade that I'd use but once on the lips, it actually goes on as a glossy but slightly greasy consistency that doesn't really have any colour to it unless you pile absolutely loads on, in which case you'll end up with the same kind of colour that you can see in the pot. USING IT It's quite a greasy product when it's on both your fingers and your lips so less is definitely more! A tiny dip into the pot with the very tip of your fingers is all that is necessary and that should give you enough to spread across your lips. Because it's quite messy to use, it's not a product that I'll be very inclined to use when I'm out to touch up and about but it's fine for using around the house or just before I live the house to offer some added protection and moisturisation against the elements. THE RESULTS My lips are rather dry and flaky at the moment and I like the fact that it looks like it's offering superior moisturisation against my usual lip balms. When it's on the lips, it looks glossy but it also looks like it's doing more than just sitting on the lips. To me, it doesn't feel particularly moisturising (it does feel quite greasy though) while it's on but my lips don't look as bad as they did before. OVERALL VERDICT It definitely offers more hydration than a lip balm so it's a better option if you've got dry lips that need some extra help. For £4, I'd definitely recommend it for when the weather strips moisture from your lips. Your lips don't have natural oils to protect themselves so there are going to be times when they need a helping hand to give them some moisture again and this seems better for my lips than Vaseline, which I've gone off using lately.

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                  06.04.2010 11:58
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                  The Body Shop Wild Cherry Lip Butter Description: Manufacturer: The Body Shop / Type: Lip Care www.thebodyshop.co.uk Those who have read my earlier reviews (thank you very much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will know that I am a little bit of a beauty product junkie. I like to use loads of different treats for my skin and hair and was lucky enough to be given some for my birthday last month. Those treats included a little tub of this wild cherry lip balm. Before you shop there, it is worth being aware that the Body Shop never test on animals and support Fair Trade too. They sell a wide range of products which can be bought online and in stores. The Body Shop tell us that this is a rich and intensive moisturiser for lips, and as I am always trying to ensure that my lips are hydrated and kissable, I was keen to give it a shot. I also really like their wild cherry fragrance and this lip balm does smell delicious. A 10ml tub of this lip butter will cost you £5 and can be bought in store or online. The Body Shop tell us that it contains; "Wild Cherry Oil - For it's moisturising benefits Community Trade shea butter - leaves skin soft, smooth and supple Community Trade organic beeswax - an excellent skin conditioner" The lip butter comes in a little pot with a screw off lid and in my opinion, that could be improved on. I don't like dipping my fingers into the product and feel that it would be much more hygienic if it came in a tube, allowing you to squeeze out the exact amount that you need. The product itself is well described as it genuinely does have a buttery consistency. It instantly helps lips to feel softer but I do find that it can be a little bit greasy. It starts out okay but after being applied for twenty minutes, it seems to spread a little and ends up around my lips as well as on them. I do like the fragrance of this lip butter and it does soften my lips but because it is a little bit messy, I don't think that I would use it all the time. In my humble opinion, you have to go a long way to find a better product than ChapStick and while this one is nice, it just doesn't compare to the ease of use and reliability. If you are a fan of the wild cherry fragrance then you are likely to like this lip butter, but if you want no fuss, no mess and something that stays put, then get out the trusty ChapStick, it is cheaper and easier! Ingredients as follows (taken from The Body Shop website): Wild Cherry: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ricinus Communis Oil, Aroma, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cera Alba, Lanolin, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Eugenol, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 19140

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                    28.03.2010 09:34
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                    A lovely freebie just for me!

                    As you all probably know by now I am a great fan of most things from the Body Shop and the lip butters are no exception. When I was in town last week I went into our local branch of The Body Shop just for a mooch round to see if anything was on special offer. I had also reached the correct number of stamps on my Love Your Body Card to receive £5 off my purchase. Digressing for a moment, as I walked into the shop, the staff were just making final reductions to some gifts sets which had originally been £20, then reduced to £10 and were just being reduced again to £5! I also got 10% off with my card so, yes; I started my Christmas shopping in March! Anyway as I wandered round my eyes alighted on the Lip Butters and I decided that I would use my free £5 to treat myself to a new one. I have tried a few of them in the past and have always been impressed although I usually wait until there is a special offer on! We live in on the Great Orme in Llandudno where we usually have a sea breeze and often have strong winds so lip balm or butter is a must for me as I can't stand my lips feeling dry - it really irritates me. The one that I chose as my treat was the Wild Cherry Lip Butter. The Lip Butters themselves 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, Shea, coconut, mango and the new lemon one which I will be trying next! 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 little pot of Wild Cherry Lip Butter has a picture of cherries on the top - well, I bet you wouldn't have guessed that would you? The main ingredients are wild cherry oil known for its moisturising benefits, Shea butter which leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple and beeswax which is a skin conditioner. 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'. In this case the Shea butter and the beeswax are both Community Trade products. For example the Shea Butter comes from Tamale, which represents about 400 women in Northern Ghana where many families rely on subsistence farming. I unscrewed the top of my new little pot and found a lovely pink cream with a delicious cherry fragrance. I dipped the end of my finger into the cream to get just a small amount and then rubbed it onto my lips, wiping my finger when I had finished. The butter has a creamy texture and is easily absorbed, it isn't too greasy and it makes my lips feel really moisturised and soft. I find that the lip butter really helps the condition of my lips and the cherry taste and fragrance is lovely. I tend to use this product at home for the simple reason that it is easier to carry the lipstick type ones in my bag when I go out 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 in the house and use it during the day when I am working at home and again each night before I go to sleep. My lips stay comfortable all day no matter what the weather throws at us up here! The advantage of using it at night is that, since I am asleep, I don't lick it off! The lip butter does have one disadvantage, if you can call it that - it tastes so nice with a lovely cherry flavour that I do tend to keep licking my lips when I use it! So there you are, yet another lovely lip butter from the Body Shop and I am looking forward to trying the new lemon one!

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                      13.03.2010 22:46
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                      Nice to have, but stick with regular lip balms!

                      I always carry around lip balms in my bag, and own several of them simply because I'm always using different bags and tend to leave them in there! The Body shop is great in my opinion for its ethics. None of their products are tested on animals, so you can shop with your mind at rest. Unfortunately, I feel that their products are towards the more expensive side. This lip butter is £5 and is a 10ml pot. I would usually buy other brands that cost no more than £2, but this was a treat :) As I've mentioned before, this priduct is packaged in a 10ml pot form rather than the traditional stick. This has both advantages and disadvantages to it. The advantage of being in a pot is that it tends to be eadsier to find in your bag than the traditional stick, simply because it has more bulk to it. However, the disadvantage that really annoys me is that the product gets under your fingernails easily as it gradually gets used and lower in the pot. It also means that your fingertips are left with a layer of the lip butter, which is a nuisance. The butter itself is a light pink colour, and has a gorgeous cherry smell. The smell is a good representative of actual cherries, rather than some products that have an awful synthetic impression. It has a fairly thick and creamy texture which is quite a luxurious change to regular balms. When you put it onto your lips, you can feel how its creaminess helps to sink the product in. An intentsive moisturising element is very apparent in this product and it is a pleasent feeling. The only problem is, I find that it needs very regular application to continue this feeling as it dries out quickly. I would also not recommend this product when lips are already sore or chapped because it does not help here. As it is a butter and not a balm, it does not have good healing properties and is better suited to general moisturising product when your lips are already healthy. One extra bonus is that it actually tastes really nice! In summary, I would like to say that you shouldn't use this product as you would use a balm. It is a very nice product, but a little on the expensive side.

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