Monday, 26 March 2012

♥ Multi-purpose Balms

Spent a little too much on skin-care products recently...oops. However this is after months of being disciplined! I currently love multi-purpose balms/products and bought myself three different ones, last week. They take up much less space in your cosmetic bag if you like to be minimal. The three beauties I chose are totally organic as I prefer my skin-care products to be without parabens, sodium laureth sulphate and mineral oils.
Number 1: Liz Earle Superbalm
This balm smells wonderful, although I've read some people hate the Neroli fragrance. It contains naturally sourced Vitamin E which is much better than the synthetic form and is apparently good at reducing scarring. I use it on my lips, those horrible dry bits around my nose and on my cuticles. It worked a treat on my toe cuticles and I thought nothing would soften them! I think around £16.25 for 30 grams is not too bad considering it will last you a while. I bought mine from John Lewis though you can buy from the Liz Earle website too. If you just want to try it without spending a lot of money, you can also buy a 5 gram tester for about £5
http://uk.lizearle.com/superbalm.html

Number 2: Badger Balm in Tangerine Breeze
This is sort of like a much cheaper version of Superbalm. The tangerine smell is absolutely gorgeous. I keep it in my coat pocket and use it on my lips, my face when it gets a bit dry during the day and my cuticles; I'm really obsessed with having perfect cuticles! The Badger Balm brand is famous for its adorable packaging and it's probably the reason I bought my first tin when I was 16. I bought mine from Boots for £4.99 but you can also buy it from LoveLula, http://lovelula.com
Number 3: Lanolips Lip 101 Ointment.
What could be cuter than a lipstick-wearing sheep?! Nothing! This cult Australian lip treatment only contains ultra medical grade Lanolin so has no fragrance. It's meant for the lips, but you can use it on any problem dry areas. It's really thick and very moisturising and leaves a lovely sheen on your lips. In my opinion, it is a million times better than Vaseline, which I hate as it does not treat sore and chapped lips but only provides a barrier between your lips and the elements. The price tag is a little hefty, you get 15g for around £10.99 at Boots but a little goes a long way and it is miles better than most lip treatments I've tried! This is the cute Lanolips website: http://www.lanolips.com/uk/range-lips
Unfortunately I must stop waxing lyrical about beauty products and go and study! Thanks for reading!

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