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 http://www.shelllipbalm.co.uk – 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:

    Adorable!

  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 :)

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

That beautiful moment when makeup does what it's supposed to...

We wear makeup for many different reasons. Some of us like to experiment with colour, some of us like to improve upon our natural beauty …

Liz Earle Signature Lipstick in 01 Rosehip

So, one of the most well-known names in British skincare releases a line of makeup.  Women everywhere go crazy.  This lipstick-loving chick gets a bit …

Priori Gentle Facial Cleanser Review

After my rubbish experience trying to snaffle a bargain but effective gentle cleanser, BeautyBay.com generously stepped up to the plate and offered to send me …

Winter Warmers: The ultimate Cold Weather Fragrances!

If the Met Office is to be believed, we’re ‘in for it’ (technical description) this Winter, I hope so anyway… I’ve just bought some bargain …

An Introduction to Beauty Blog Link Love

Beauty Blog Link Love (or BBLL for short) is officially on-air today with this Link Love post. We’re a new community of — obviously — …

A DIY Graze Box for less than half the cost!

I’m a massive Graze Box fan.  Like a child on Christmas morning, I skip toward the front door when I hear the postman coming every …

Paul & Joe Limited Edition Face Colour Shades

If cat-shaped lipsticks aren’t really your thing, Paul & Joe have also released three new (and rather lovely) limited edition face colour shades for Autumn/Winter …

Advent Giveaway – Day 18

2x Nails Inc Nail Polishes – London Nights & Motcomb St Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 18th December.  Comments made …

When grown-ups steal their baby's products...

When Joe was born, I received a couple of products from Childs Farm – a brand that specialises in toiletries for little ones. I wouldn’t …

Advent Giveaway – Day 22

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited BG945 Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 22nd December.  Comments made after this time will not be …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads