Prepare to die from the cuteness that is Shell Lip Balm

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 4 - 2011

Sometimes, you know you’re going to love something before you set eyes on it and when I received an email describing an organic lip balm, delicately housed in a real-life sea shell?  I felt the love immediately.

Upon arrival, I wasn’t disappointed – something that had such potential to be overly-delicate and a little bit flimsy actually feels quite robust.  Sure I wouldn’t wanna drop it on the kitchen floor from any kind of height but I can’t see much harm coming to it from being toted around in my handbag.

The Shell Lip Balm itself is lightweight and adds a nice sheen to your lips without any thickness or stickiness.  As a constant lipstick-wearer, I need something a little more intensive than this during the depths of Winter but I haven’t been able to resist whipping it out and using it at every opportunity regardless!  This is a balm that would be perfectly suited to anyone who needs some added moisturisation but dislikes that heavy, balm-y feeling.  It’s a really very, very comfortable wear.

There are four different shell varieties available: Tiger Crown (mine), White Frangipani, Mocha and Oriental Fan.  The shells are recycled after being washed-up on the shore and go through a stringent cleaning process.  The lip balm is certified organic and contains: Coconut Oil, Rosehip Oil, Beeswax, Lanolin, Jojoba Oil, Macademia Oil and Mango Seed Butter.  There is a faint coconut smell but no taste.

Priced at £12.99 each, they make fantastic gifts (you could even pass a chain through the catch and wear it as a necklace) – I’m smitten with mine and have gone all Pokemon about them, gotta collect ’em all!

Shell Lip Balm is available to buy online at – if you’re still trying to think of what to buy the person who has everything this Christmas, I’ve just solved that problem!

* press sample

14 Responses to “Prepare to die from the cuteness that is Shell Lip Balm”

  1. Nuša says:

    OMG, soooo awesome! <3

  2. Jamilla says:


  3. Nargis says:

    That shell looks adorable- reminds me of my cowri shell that I stroke when I feel upset.I know it sounds weird, but it calms me down a bit :p

  4. Julia says:

    We now know how Ariel touched up every now and then haha…

  5. Sara says:

    Oh this is really cute. The white frangipani looks so pretty too.

  6. Lily says:

    What an awesome idea, I really like the ‘Mocha’ styled one!

  7. kelly says:

    love the fan one, reminds me of the shells I collected as a child

  8. Jude Dunn says:

    What a fabulous idea, so cute :) Jude xx @jadlgw

  9. I love this, I bet people would get well jeaous when you whipped this little beauty out of your bag.

    (what have you got on nails Charlotte? )

  10. redtiger21 says:

    Wow, that is AWESOME!!!

  11. Amanda says:

    Soooo freaking cute!!! I want one <3

  12. I absolutely love the Shell Lip Balms… not only is it a great lipbalm, my friends all ooohed and aaahed when they say it – I just adore their packaging.

    xx Renee

  13. esquire says:

    Oh wow, where I’m from (Philippines) this is a pretty common souvenir! It’s usually used as packaging for small items usually as wedding favors etc. I’ve never seen it used for lip balm though – so cute, with the mirror specially.

  14. Liza says:

    This is lovely! It’s great seeing stuff that you haven’t seen before like this :)

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