Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dry Lips Transformed | My New Lip Miracle Products

I've mentioned in a few of my posts that I have always suffered from quite dry, chapped lips. It's the reason why I tend to avoid matte lipsticks and always have a lip balm at hand wherever I go. But all the lip balms I've used, although adding moisture to my lips at first, have seemed to have a very temporary effect. I still hadn't found a lip balm that really made a difference to the texture of my lips that lasted for more than a few hours. Until now.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub £5.25 and Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rosé £1.99

This combination has worked wonders for my lips. After only a week of using these two products, my lips are so much softer and I feel like the effects are really lasting.

The bubblegum lip scrub is a product I've seen featured on a few blogs recently. Like all Lush products, this scrub is handmade. The ingredients include castor sugar and organic jojoba oil as well as flavouring and colourings that give the scrub it's delicious bubblegum scent/taste and it's bright pink colour. I use my finger to apply this product to my lips and scrub until my lips are soft and most of the product is gone (I recommend dampening your finger with water first as this makes it easier for the scrub to stick to your finger before you apply it). The instructions for use recommend licking off the excess scrub, which seems to be some people's favourite part (my boyfriend and best friend have both tested this for me and commented on how delicious it tasted). The first time I tried this I thought it tasted a bit checical-ly (I hope you know what I mean), but I've tried it a few times since and I do actually like the taste now. In the picture it kind of looks like it would be a bit sticky but it really doesn't have a sticky consistency at all, more like sugar but slightly thicker.
 Overall this scrub is perfect for buffing away the dry skin on your lips before applying a balm and I will continue to use it 3/4 times a week to keep my lips in their newly soft, nourished condition.

 I was in need of a new lip balm since I had lost my Vaseline so decided to try the new lip butters by Nivea which I've seen a few bloggers review recently. These come in four flavours - Original, Caramel Cream, Vanilla & Macadamia and Raspberry Rosé. I couldn't decide which to go for as Caramel Cream does sound delicious but I was worried it would be a bit sickly. I decided on Raspberry Rosé although I was a bit worried that it would be tinted and colour my lips which I personally don't like in a lip balm (I wear a lot of lipsticks so I like to get my colour from these and use lip balms purely for hydration). But this lip balm isn't tinted at all, despite it's baby pink colour. It is really great for moisturising my lips and it smells and tastes so good! It has a totally different consistency to Vaseline (which has a jelly, almost greasy texture), it's a lot more of a cream consistency, which I suppose can be expected from the name 'lip butter'. The combination of these two products has really transformed my lips from dry and chapped to soft and smooth.
Finally! Matte lipsticks COME AT ME.

I'm so impressed with these lip products, I think they are great value for money and really do their jobs well. I will definitely be re-purchasing when I've used them up, which I don't think will be too far into the future as I can't stop applying them both!

Have you tried these products? Did they work well for you too?
Holly xo


  1. I suffer really bad with dry chapped lips too so matte lipsticks are a no go for me aswell lol
    I think I'm definately going to have to try these out, especially the scrub! :)



  2. i've got both of these products and love them!

  3. this lip scrub is a good send when wearing matte lipsticks, i used to dread applying a matte finish one but now I'm like bring it matt lipstick ;-) xxx


  4. i would love to try this lip combo! thanks for sharing how you use the products, as well

  5. Wow! Thanks for the post! :) will try 'em soon xx


  6. I love the Nivea lip balms, they are so nice! Bought the caramel one, so yummy x


  7. i had one of those lip scrubs! it came open in my bag...xx

  8. I love the scrub!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  9. Your blog is really amazing, I love your posts, there super informative and have amazing pictures.

    I've recently started my own beauty and fashion blog, maybe you could check it out if you get chance and maybe give me some feedback. Thanks in advance if you do :)

    xo Krystal

    1. Thank you so much Krystal, I'm really glad you like it! :) Of course I will check out your blog too. Good luck with it!

  10. the lush lip scrubs are amazing. they made my lips so soft durring the winter time and i can't live without it.

  11. hi dear! i just found your blog and i love it! great post! i have to get that lip scrub ..I suffer from chapped lips as well and I think this would be great anyway Would you be interested in following each other via GFC and bloglovin? I always return the follow..leave me a comment and let me know :)

  12. Nothing better for your skin and lips than this good old Nivea cream !

  13. These look like nice products... I probably would have opted for the vanilla & macadamia one... I should get one :)


  14. I really want to try the lush one, but I have a massive fear of going into lush because as soon as you walk in, about 20 shop assistants jump on you asking if you need help and I HATE THAT. This is the reason, and only reason, I have never bought anything from lush =)

    Corinne x

  15. Looks amazing!Love your blog! Following now, stay in touch xx


  16. Great post! I really want to try the lip scrub!




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